Dark Desire by Stephanie Bedwell-Grime: The year is 1795. Kirsten's father is anxious to marry off the youngest of his seven daughters. The man he wants her to marry has everything: he's handsome, wealthy, influential. But rumors surround Valdemar, the prospective bridegroom.
Servants whisper he is cursed. Local folklore tells of a string of fiances that perished under strange circumstances. The kitchen staff lay wagers the young bride will be dead within a week, like his last wife.
The arranged wedding takes place on schedule. And to Kirsten's mounting horror, she finds that not only are the rumors true, but they are only the beginning of Valdemar's many, dark secrets.
Windigo by Tallie Thompson: Owl or man, spirit of storm and death, Windigo was only a myth, a tale to frighten children. Or was he? Jodie Albright, running from one man didn't need to tangle with a myth, but need has little to do with storm and night. Or does it?
Snakeskin by Jane Toombs:
"I am the serpent Sata whose years are many
I die and I am born again...
I renew myself,
And I grow young, not old..."
Young Danny Martin takes these words literally--after all, isn't he named after the Loa Dahn, a horned snake? When a series of misfortunes change his once happy life to misery, he turns to Sata for comfort, never imagining what dreadful consequences can arise from believing with your soul....