| The Doppelganger (The Raven Archives Book 4) |
by Seymour Youngblood
$0.00, 110 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #44 in > Children's eBooks > Science Fiction, Fantasy & Scary Stories > Scary Stories
"Abe! Abe!" Michael yelled frantically as his friend floated away. "Abe! ABE!" No response.
The worst day of Michael's life was when his best friend fell into the river. And it was all Michael's fault. When they finally found Abe, he was nothing like the boy everyone knew. He didn't act the same. He didn't dress the same. And he definitely didn't care about hanging with his closest group of friends, the Bad Gnus. Had the trauma changed Abe forever? Was it the gold he had found during his near-death experience that made Abe act differently, or was it his newfound notoriety? Whatever it was, Abe's behavior wasn't just different. It seemed....sinister. All Michael & the Bad Gnus cared about was changing him back before he forever became...The Doppelgänger.
| The Village of Eben Hollow |
by Brad A. Braddock, Jason Pacy
$0.00, 174 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #1 in > Literature & Fiction > Horror
The folk of the dark and mysterious Eben Hollow try desperately to defend their village from the evil hand of Satan and his minions. A bevy of villainous foes led by the wicked sorceress, Eva Strella and her servant of the woodland, Lord Ganoate, give everything they can conjure to destroy the Village of Eben Hollow and scatter its people once and for all. Should they triumph, the gates of hell shall open, unleashing Lucifer's plague upon the seven provinces and the world. The war-hardened swordsman of Eben Hollow, Van Peers, will lead the elders of the village to total war against these tyrannical villains.
Will the forces of good prevail? Or will Eva Strella and her wicked followers allow Satan to force complete surrender of the lands in which they inhabit? Only the moon shall tell...
| New America: Utopia Calling |
by Jeremy Bates
$0.00, 46 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #19 in > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Suspense > Horror
A BRAVE NEW WORLD
By the mid twenty-first century civilization is experiencing a hangover from the boom times and rampant consumerism of previous decades. Food prices and unemployment are at all-time highs, while emergency food and water and energy rationing are the norm.To reduce humanity's ecological footprint, and stave off a worldwide catastrophe, governments around the globe begin to miniaturize segments of their populations and relocate them to mini-utopias free of poverty, hunger, and for the most part, crime.When Bob and Maureen Smith lose their life savings in a bad investment, and their only daughter a month later, they take the plunge and miniaturize. Yet when Maureen backs out at the last moment, Bob finds himself on his own in the strange new world--and discovers it's not all it's cracked up to be.
˃˃˃PRAISE FOR JEREMY BATES AND HIS BOOKS:
"Thriller fans and readers of Stephen King, Joe Lansdale, and other masters of the art will find much to love in this highly recommended, action-packed read." - Midwest Book Review on Island of the Dolls
"An understated horror story that will remind readers what chattering teeth sound like." -Kirkus on Suicide Forest
"[A] short, sharp shocker...Bates writes persuasively from Brian's adolescent point of view, making the horror of his youthful reminiscences that much more intense." - Publishers Weekly on Black Canyon
"Jeremy Bates has written a great book that would make a great Hollywood screenplay!" - Suspense Magazine on The Taste of Fear
"Bates takes an intriguing premise to shocking lengths, revealing the outcome only in an epilogue. A graphically violent story with building suspense and a moral about where weaving such a web may lead." - Booklist on White Lies
"The Catacombs is a thrilling descent into the unknown, peeling back the dark layers like a rotting onion, tears running down your face as you try to climb your way out. A hypnotic story of buried truths, disfigured creatures, and lost histories told with an authoritative voice full of heart and insight." - Richard Thomas, Bram Stoker nominated author on The Catacombs
"Jeremy Bates doesn't miss a trick, teasing and misleading, ratcheting up the tension as the heroine...loses traction on a slippery slope of deceptions." - Glenn Kleier, New York Times bestselling author on White Lies
"A horror story like none other...makes for a read that will delight horror fans who want their novels steeped in psychological suspense as well as action." - Midwest Book Review on The Catacombs
"A success!" - Hellnotes on Suicide Forest
˃˃˃ PRAISE FOR THE BOOKS IN THE WORLD'S SCARIEST PLACES SERIES (SUICIDE FOREST, THE CATACOMBS, HELLTOWN, ISLAND OF THE DOLLS):
"Definitely gave me chills reading this late at night which hasn't happened since I was a 13 year old teenager reading Stephen King's, It, for the first time." - verothehero
"Move over King and Koontz there's a new talent in town." - judy pfanner
"I had to stop reading at certain points because he was freaking me out. That only happens to me with one other writer--Stephen King." - Lyn Lutrzykowski
"I think of early Clive Barker, without the guts." - H. Kelly
"Suicide Forest is up the with Joe Hills Heart Shaped Box." - Lola Cain
"Scariest book I've ever read" - Jamie Dobbs
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| The Grid |
by Denise Heinze
$0.00, 20 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #27 in > Literature & Fiction > Horror > Short Stories
In "The Grid," Harriet Fisher, a world-renowned expert on the psychology of terror, suddenly finds herself the victim of it. Retired, living alone, and having recently lost her beloved dachshund, Truman, she has little to look forward to, the one exception being her daily crossword puzzle. But when the Sunday paper arrives on her doorstep, she's surprised to find it contains six copies of the same section, each for a different day of the upcoming week, and each with a different crossword puzzle. Sure she is being pranked by former colleagues or students, as their way of honoring her, she plays along, only to discover by week’s end that these puzzles are no prank at all but a terrifying series of daily messages, all of which reveal to Harriet the horrifying realization of the part she has played in an unintended tragedy.
| The Lark Mirror |
by Adrian John Smith
$0.00, 249 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #45 in > Literature & Fiction > Horror > Comedy
It's no small thing to be cursed - so says David Chambers at the outset of his story and so proves to be the case in this darkly comic horror tale. It's the long hot summer of 1976. Wild fires break out over the Western Moors, the trout streams have dried to a trickle and magic and mischief are afoot. When David is cursed by Aunt Alsey, a wandering crone adept at witchcraft, his shadow morphs into a living, breathing and very much darker version of himself - an entity with a powerful thirst, an appetite for mayhem and a determination to not let David forget the more shameful episodes of his past.
Follow David's adventures into the realms of the supernatural as he embarks on a quest to rid himself of the curse, all the while having to deal with the debauched and increasingly malevolent antics of his shadow (as well as the dodgy fuel system on a borrowed Reliant Robin). Propelled into the deadly orbits of fellow victims of Aunt Alsey's various and sinister curses and with monsters to fight, David has his work cut out. What a daft time to fall in love!
"A thoroughly enjoyable read, this humorous tale of horror and suspense had me chuckling more than once. The Lark Mirror is a deftly-plotted, well-written story that provides a winning mix of adventure and comedy, madness and mayhem with a splash or two of sex thrown in. With good quality writing and fast-paced action aplenty, the narrative keeps the reader turning the pages with genuine interest and anticipation as it builds to a dramatic and hilarious conclusion." INDEPENPRESS
| Penitence |
by Gary Smothers
$0.00, 66 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #805 in > Short Reads > Two hours or more (65-100 pages) > Literature & Fiction
Logan Graham, a wrongly incarcerated ex-schoolteacher, encounters a young prisoner, the elderly imprisoned Gimp, and a mysterious threat known only as Black Elvis and decides to write of the events that led to his imprisonment. Through his newly discovered supernatural power of writing Logan Graham has decided it is time to teach again. And teach he does, doling out his own peculiar forms of justice throughout the cell house. Once and for all, Logan Graham, now known as the Monster of the Meadow for the bizarre set of circumstances that has led him to his fate, is becoming comfortable in his own skin.
"And it was then that Logan Graham, already a changed man, changed some more."
| Dare to Read: 13 Tales of Terror |
by Jamie C. Pritchard, Nick D Pritchard
$0.00, 219 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #248 in > Literature & Fiction > Horror > Short Stories
Dare to Read: 13 Tales of Terror is a mixed anthology where you can never be sure if there’s light at the end of the chapter. No two stories are the same - from the domestic, to the supernatural, to the psychological - torment comes in various shades. From watching an artist repaint reality, to learning about the history of an abandoned fairground, to hearing a prisoner out, there is no pattern to the situations which unfold. The only sure thing is readers will learn to stay on their toes. They may even enjoy themselves…if they have a taste for the macabre…
| MUDSLINGERS |
by Mark Allen, Derric Miller
$0.00, 116 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (14 reviews), #65 in > Literature & Fiction > Horror > Occult
It's heavy metal horror when two rock journalists go head to head in a no holds barred disagreement about Beelzebub's Ballsack, a lyrically violent but wildly popular band. A venomous flame-war of insults and threats ensues and caught in the middle is a sensual Brazilian beauty named Sarita. Sex, hate, and insanity entwine in a trinity of violence as mudslinging turns to madness. Secrets are ripped from the shadows, skeletons come out of the closets, and hell is unleashed in an orgy of bloodlust and butchery in front of 20,000 screaming fans.
This novella is a relentless rock 'n' roll rampage in the classic splatterpunk tradition.
| Agonal Breath (The Deadseer Chronicles Book 1) |
by Richard Estep
$0.00, 231 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (8 reviews), #31 in > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Suspense > Paranormal > Psychics
High up in the lonely Rocky Mountains of Colorado stands the crumbling ruin of Long Brook Sanatorium. The last living patient may have left decades ago, but the restless ghosts of those who died there have remained behind, trapped between worlds in this remote and forgotten place.
Fourteen year-old Danny Chill is a Deadseer. Gifted – some would say cursed – with the ability to see into those planes of existence which lie just beyond our own and communicate with their inhabitants, Danny is reluctantly drawn to the long-abandoned sanatorium. As night falls and the spirits of the dead prowl the haunted rooms and corridors once more, Danny and his friends find themselves in a race against time to uncover the truth.
Who is the demented surgeon that once experimented upon thousands of helpless patients in the operating room? What binds their tormented souls to this place, never to find eternal peace? And just what nameless horrors lurk in the darkness of the basement? In his quest to find answers and lift the curse of Long Brook once and for all, the Deadseer will clash with a malevolent supernatural force that is prepared to fight to the death…and beyond.
| Two Big Foot Tales |
by Dane Hatchell
$0.00, 50 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (5 reviews), #54 in > Short Reads > 90 minutes (44-64 pages) > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
The Big Foot legend has been around before Columbus discovered America. Two Big Foot Tales brings you almost 15,000 words of furry fun in The Sins of the Father and The Art of War.
A Big Foot fights to protect her child as big oil seeks to drill in the wilds of Willow Creek as told in The Sins of the Father.
The Art of War has a college engineer matching wits against the brute strength of a Big Foot who captures her friends while on a mountain climbing vacation.
Get ready for big feet, big scares, big brutal action, and watch out for a big hairy fist coming your way.
| Turner Street: The Cain Seed (Turner Street Chronicles Book 2) |
by R.S. Veira
$0.00, 76 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #39 in > Children's eBooks > Science Fiction, Fantasy & Scary Stories > Scary Stories
The second book in the Turner Street Chronicles and follow up to Turner Street: Where the Monsters in the Closet are Real!
Following the events of the first book in the Turner Street Chronicles, things seemed to have settled down for the children of Turner Street. After banding together, the Turner Street children defeated the demon known as Charles and took back their neighborhood. However, things are not as they seem. Charles left a parting gift, in the form of the Cain Seed. The surviving children must now race to discover the whereabouts of the Cain Seed and destroy it before it sprouts.
If they fail, they will lose much more than just their neighborhood.
This collection of short stories is their legacy.
Welcome Back to Turner Street.
*****Praise for Turner Street: Where the Monsters in the Closet are Real*****
"The short chapters/stories that morphed into something more were overflowing with outstanding story development. I was immersed into the world created and was instantly hooked by the quick writing and great flow. It's a great read for tweens. Highly recommend!" - Amazon Reviewer
"Really enjoyed this volume of short stories by a new young author. The story telling is top drawer with sharp dialogue and well-written action. Can’t wait for the next volume." - Amazon Reviewer
| Scary Stories: A Collection of Horror - Volume 2 (Chamber of Horror Series) |
by Billy Wells
$0.00, 206 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (13 reviews), #9 in > Literature & Fiction > Horror > Short Stories
Scary Stories-Volume 2 is for readers who love horror and appreciate a good scare.
If you are fans of Twilight Zone, Tales From the Crypt, Night Gallery, Outer Limits, One Step Beyond, and horror stories with a plot and a twist ending, look no further. Billy Wells Horror is your ticket to a journey into the macabre.
The average Amazon review rating on all 22 books of Billy Wells Horror is 4.3!!
Table of Contents:
Forbidden Fruit: A father buys purple fruit at a roadside stand that turns his youngest son into a ravenous ghoul.
Drool: The city is swarming with zombies as Jerry and Maggie leave to find refuge at his grandma's farm in the country.
Something in the Ice: A teenager finds a monster frozen in the lake on the same day big cats have escaped from the local zoo and are gobbling up the town folk.
The Refrigerator: A man finds a message for help in a used refrigerator that was once owned by vampires in the house where his father died ten years before.
Fine Print: A computer fanatic finds a game where the players act as judge, jury, and executioner to mete out justice to evildoers.
Til Death Do Us Part: A serial killer gets his kicks by torturing and murdering beautiful women once they agree to marry him.
Something in the Dark: A woman plagued by recurring nightmares that have plagued her since she was a little girl seeks help from the most expensive shrink in NYC to effectively save her life.
The Package: A doctor receives a ransom note in a gift wrapped with ribbons and a bow from a G. Reaper.
Something in the Cave: Mysterious things begin to happen when two friends explore a cave over a thousand feet deep and find a myriad of tunnels someone created long ago.
Gor: An alien seeks revenge when a hunter enters the forest where he made his home and kills three of his animal friends.
Hark! This book contains horror stories. Please don't read it if you don't enjoy horror!
Also, if you are prone to nightmares, don't read this book:
1.at night when you are alone.
2.If you believe in ghosts, goblins, or the Loch Ness monster.
3.during the full moon, particularly when the wolfbane blooms.
4.around a campfire after dark in a dense forest.
5.if the news reported that a deranged maniac has escaped from the local asylum.
6.if you think something from another planet has landed on earth.
7.if limbs being hacked off make you queasy.
9.during a lightning storm where your home could be plunged into total darkness.
But if you like to walk through graveyards after midnight, or visit haunted houses on Halloween, or explore dilapidated, defunct insane asylums, or play scary music in the dark when you are alone, enjoy the horror if you dare. If you really want to feel creepy, you might want to read this book with life-size monster mannequins sitting around you like Charles Royster did in my story, The Clown at Midnight. Hopefully, you will fare better than he did as you journey into the unknown.
So, take the plunge and feel the terror that waits just beyond the door in spaces where the subtle shades of black are imperceptible in the gloom. In a forest where the silence is so profound it suggests the awakening of an enormous beast from a long sleep with a mission to rip apart any bird, animal, or insect that dares make a sound. In a tomb where the children of the night seek fresh, warm blood, and the wind howls and the wolf bane blooms under the full moon. Into fields of sorrow where scarecrows walk, monsters crawl and awful things go bump in the night. Go to those creepy places you never thought you’d go where the whisper of a spider’s web lingers on the back of your neck too long. and the icy fingers of something dead send shivers up your spine that makes your blood run cold.
| The Dead Detective Agency (The Dead Detective Mysteries) |
by Peg Herring
$0.00, 257 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (28 reviews), #10 in > Literature & Fiction > Horror > Occult
THIS IS A NEW EDITION OF THIS BOOK, FIRST RELEASED IN 2011.
Tori Van Camp wakes one morning on a luxurious ocean liner where she's offered whatever a person might desire: food, clothes, recreation, and the companionship of congenial people. But Tori has no memory of booking a cruise. What she does have is a vivid recollection of being shot point blank in the chest.
With the help of the stunningly handsome Mike and the unnervingly serene Nancy, Tori soon learns the purpose of her voyage. Still, she’s haunted by the image of the gun, the crack of the shot, and the malevolent face of the shooter. Who wanted the young personal secretary dead, and why? Determined to find out, Tori enlists the help of Seamus, an eccentric but shrewd detective. Together they leave the Afterlife and embark on an investigation unlike anything Tori ever thought possible. Death is all around, the future is uncertain, and if Tori doesn’t act quickly, two people she cares about in Grand Rapids, Michigan, are prime candidates for murder.
First in the Dead Detective Series of paranormal mysteries
| Thirty Seconds To Die: The Thirty Seconds To Die Trilogy |
by S.G. Holster
$0.00, 348 pages, 4.1 out of 5.0 (37 reviews), #12 in > Teen & Young Adult > Horror
Lexi Flynn thought she could hide from her dreams.
She thought her fears were all in her imagination.
She couldn’t imagine that after everything she’d been through, she could fall in love.
She was wrong.
An ancient society, one extraordinary letter, and the secret Alexandra Flynn would die for - again - to protect.
For Lexi, life had always been - normal. But it only took one moment to change everything.
Her life quickly becomes the opposite of normal when Ren Miller moves to the small community where she lives. Mysterious, handsome, and dangerously charming, Lexi discovers Ren is no stranger. They’ve met before - in another life.
When Ren pulls her into his bizarre world of past lives and secret societies, all bets are off. They become the targets of the Sentori, an ancient, secret society who believes it must protect the sanctity humankind by killing those like Lexi and Ren, those who are reborn.
In an effort to protect Ren from the Sentori, Lexi is forced to enlist the aid of the most unlikely of all allies. Her decision ignites a series of events that lead to a heartbreaking decision and a devastating conclusion.
If your life was all you had to give, wouldn’t you give it to save the only person you ever loved?
THIRTY SECONDS TO DIE draws the reader deeply into a story of danger and flight, of love and hate, and of the extraordinary power of the spirit – human or otherwise.
| The Boats of the “Glen Carrig” |
by William Hope Hodgson
$0.00, 134 pages, 4.1 out of 5.0 (17 reviews), #15 in > Literature & Fiction > Horror > Classics
William Hope Hodgson was an English author and sailor who wrote a large quantity of works including fantasy, horror, and sea tales. Hodgson was killed in World War I at the age of 40. This edition of Hodgson’s The Boats of the “Glen Carrig” includes a table of contents.
| In The Forests of The Night (31 Horrifying Tales From The Dead Book 4) |
by Drac Von Stoller
$0.00, 8 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #23 in > Short Reads > 15 minutes (1-11 pages) > Science Fiction & Fantasy
Deep in the forest, stands a mountain that has claimed the lives of many daring mountain climbers, known as Death Mountain, which is one of the tallest mountains in the world, at an approximate height of 32,000 feet. The reason that so many climbers have lost their lives is because of health issues and extreme cold temperatures, as the climbers make their way through the jagged edges of the mountain. You can always count on an avalanche to be waiting for the next brave souls to risk their lives climbing to the top of Death Mountain. Not only is the mountain covered with mounds of snow, there is no hint of sunlight to light the climbers way, as they climb the treacherous journey to the peak of the mountain. Of course, there is always some hot shot climbers that think they are the ones who will be the first to stand at the top of Death Mountain and yell out "We made it!, and congratulate the rest of the brave climbers for such a heroic feat.
Here's where the story begins.
Jimmy Spencer and his friends Karen, Jackie and Tom were all avid mountain climbers and were always up for a challenge. They all dreamed of being heroes in their town. There wasn't much excitement in their town, so if Jimmy and his friends could climb the highest mountain and survive to tell about it, they would all be heroes. Jimmy knew the only way that would happen, would be if they could climb to the top of Death Mountain. The closest any one came to climbing that mountain was half way because of avalanches and extreme cold temperatures. It was too dangerous for helicopters or planes to fly above Death Mountain to search for lost climbers so any search had to be done on foot. Jimmy and his mountain climbing buddies were used to climbing in extreme temperatures, so they all thought if anybody could tackle such a feat, they were the team of climbers to do it.
| The Obscure Man |
by Darren Sellars, P.S. Brooks
$0.00, pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #67 in > Children's eBooks > Science Fiction, Fantasy & Scary Stories > Scary Stories
It was a dark, overcast night when the old man happened by our campfire, asking if we could spare a drink for a stranger. He sat amongst my friends and I that evening in that dark, silent clearing and began to tell us the story of a man…
The Obscure Man.
I remember to this day the blood chilled in my veins as he slowly told us the tale of that dreadful creature.
By the time he had finished telling his tale, I could swear we were being watched, that just the words of the old man had brought the subject of his story forth, summoned him somehow.
After he finished his drink, the old man said his farewells and left. I never saw him again. However something remained that night; some dark presence. And it has never left.
...and now I tell you the same tale the old man shared all those years ago.
The tale of The Obscure Man.
| Since Inception (Vanishing Book 1) |
by T. R. Graves, Claudia Lucia McKinney, Cassie McCown
$0.00, 370 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #424 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Fairy Tales
After discovering she has a problem worse than anything she could have ever imagined, Rainey Billows longs for the past—a time when she thought she was just a sadistic sleepwalker. Worse yet is the knowledge this problem has been with her since inception.
Rainey, a woman who's suffered an entire lifetime of pain and humiliation because of her sleepwalking, is financially desperate when she takes in Carter Dodson as a boarder. With his presence in her house and her attraction to him, her internal conflicts, ones she's usually able to ignore, swim to the surface and take control. Before she knows it, her sleepwalking moves to a completely new level, and she's doing things she'd never thought possible.
In fear for Carter's life and without options, Rainey sentences herself to a nighttime ritual that would appear barbaric to others. In her mind, it's essential because, unlike anyone else, she knows firsthand the types of atrocities she's capable of in her sleep.
Carter, a man branded as unconditionally loyal by his friends, knows very little about Rainey but decides early on that she's a woman who has no one… a woman who needs someone. He commits himself to being that person for her. As soon as she makes her first request of him—to ignore her and her nighttime rituals no matter what she says or does—he reconsiders his pledge before quickly reminding himself he can't abandon her. She's had enough of that.
Months later, study, research, and theories are not enough, and standing by is no longer an option. Carter suspects what's wrong with her. What she is. With his suspicions in tow, he searches out and enlists the help of Luke, a childhood friend who's fast-tracking his way to priesthood. After a series of unforeseen and life-threatening events, the two men learn that even the Almighty himself may not be able to help Rainey.
| The Legend of Haunted Hills Cemetery (31 Horrifying Tales From The Dead) |
by Drac Von Stoller
$0.00, 3 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #38 in > Short Reads > 15 minutes (1-11 pages) > Teen & Young Adult
Deep in the woods on top of a desolated hilltop stood the most haunted cemetery ever known called "Haunted Hills Cemetery."
Legend has it that in 1855 a man by the name of Jester Flats was the new Sheriff in town. One thing the townspeople had no idea about when Jester Flats was appointed the new Sheriff in the town of Deadsville. The Sheriff had his own idea of how he wanted to bring law and order in the town of Deadsville. His way would be, by way of an axe. He was the most feared Sheriff the town of Deadsville has ever known.
| The Jealous God |
by James Thornton
$0.00, 8 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #11 in > Short Reads > 15 minutes (1-11 pages) > Science Fiction & Fantasy
The entity existed without form and impervious to the ravishes of time. Many universes came and went, yet it did neither, it merely continued to exist. In time, it became bored with existence and created a universe, one it envisioned as perfect. When it's inhabitants create gods to worship and disregarded the work that the entity had done, it came to the planet as a jealous god.
| The Escapist: A Short Story |
by S.H. Livernois
$0.00, pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #8 in > Literature & Fiction > Horror > United States
Jos lives in an America much different than ours. Climate change has destroyed the world and the apocalypse is a distant memory. The government controls food, water, and medicine, bestowing it on the rich and influential. For everyone else, life in the crowded cities is an endless horror of hunger and suspense.
It's a dystopian future where a rebellion is always simmering. Where those in power will do anything to quiet the impoverished and weak. It's a world where supernatural abilities -- like telekinesis, precognition, and mind control -- are real, feared, and very useful.
In this free short story, Jos must use his own, horrifying Gift to help him comply with the government's deadly orders. It's a Gift that is chipping away at his sanity, turning the man he used to be into a distant fiction. But everyone has his breaking point, and every story must come to an end.
| Nightmares & Horrors Presents: Sins & Tragedies |
by Christopher Lovato
$0.00, 62 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #47 in > Literature & Fiction > Horror > Short Stories
When the Seven Deadly Sins call, can you resist the lure?
Seven sins, seven victims, and a horrific thread connecting all of them.
Take a journey into temptation with Sins & Tragedies,
presented for your delectation from Nightmares & Horrors.
| Sleep Like The Dead: Short Stories - Volume 1 |
by Daniel Blackmore
$0.00, 55 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #140 in > Literature & Fiction > Horror > Short Stories
The Reassuring Hand - Toby's wife, Lucy, has been distant of late. One night, when returning home from work, Toby finds the power out and Lucy is nowhere to be seen.
Spawn Fed - Ladies man, Zeke can't stop thinking about an interstellar fling from a week ago. When the sexy temptress turns up at his doorstep pregnant, he begins to learn that there are a few little differences between Barwons and humans.
| It Was Just an Accident (31 Horrifying Tales From The Dead Book 4) |
by Drac Von Stoller
$0.00, 6 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #78 in > Short Reads > 15 minutes (1-11 pages) > Teen & Young Adult
Susie Edwards found out at an early age how looks can be an advantage if you do something wrong. It all started with small things like the family pet. One day when Susie was out walking the dog, she wanted to see if she could get away with killing the dog. Susie took the dog about twenty feet in front of the edge of a cliff deep within the woods in back of her house and threw a stick and told the dog to go fetch it. The dog did as asked and went over the edge of the cliff to its death. Susie thought this was really cool, but Susie didn't realize killing things isn't such a cool thing to do. Susie was such a likeable person who had many friends, but Susie was getting pretty bored with their company and never forgot about the rush she got when she watched her dog run off the edge of the cliff to its death. Susie was ready to test the waters of death on her friends. Susie invited three of her closest friends over for a sleep over.
| The Woman with the Velvet Ribbon around her Neck (31 Horrifying Tales From The Dead) |
by Drac Von Stoller
$0.00, 4 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #121 in > Short Reads > 15 minutes (1-11 pages) > Teen & Young Adult
Sam Edwards was a wealthy lonely man that lived all alone in his mansion. Sam was in his late forties and tired of not having a companion to share his wealth with. He decided he'd check out the bar scene and see if he could find a lady with the same interests as his. Sam hopped in his Rolls Royce not caring that it was a stormy night. Sam pulled into Mack's tavern, ready to find his dream lady. He grabbed his umbrella popped it open as he stepped out of his car and walked up to the door, shook the rain off of his umbrella underneath the canopy. He stepped inside the tavern that was filled with cigarette smoke, loud music, and laughter all around.
There in the corner sitting all alone at a table was the most beautiful woman Sam ever laid eyes upon.
It wouldn't be long until Sam discovered her secret and his dreams were shattered forever.
| Rorrim Rellik |
by Sara C Black
Error, 58 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #1171 in > Short Reads > 90 minutes (44-64 pages) > Literature & Fiction
This is the story of Rorrim Rellik aka The Mirror Killer! A boy who died when he was born and was trapped behind a mirror by his twin sister Rori. Forever to live within the shadows of her disturbed and broken mind as he protects her from all the evil the living world has to offer. As the mirror breaks, another life is lost, until only one of them can live and the other must die for good!
| The Dark Room: Eyes in the Night |
by Dylan Steelman
$0.00, 10 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #38 in > Short Reads > 15 minutes (1-11 pages) > Literature & Fiction
Deep in the corner of Mark's dream stirs something wicked. An entity that has come to project its evil across a section of an old town. Throughout this short experience our hero finds himself faced with many horrors and frights, but can he run fast enough to keep himself from getting taken forever into that perfectly dark room.
| The Monster Man - King of Fools |
by Chad Hunter
$0.00, 218 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #1657 in > Literature & Fiction > Horror
Damian Malachi is a best-selling horror writer, loving husband and dedicated father. However, Malachi holds a dark secret. As a young boy, he disappeared for two days only to return different - changed. In what felt like a lifetime, Damian was stolen to Sanctuary, a place where the monsters that we know in fiction were real and had all but destroyed humanity. In Sanctuary, Malachi discovered a dark power binding him to the powers of the lumbering Frankenstein's Monster, the savage Werewolf, the feral Fish-Man, the enigmatic Mummy and the tyrannical Dracula. Trained by the poetic and repentant Igor and the undead Van Helsing, Damian Malachi became the Monster Man - a chimera of all the monsters and their greatest threat.
Today, two decades later, with more children missing and his family threatened, Damian must go back to the world that stole him once and may kill him now.
| Behold the Child |
by Harry Shannon
$0.00, 89 pages, 3.9 out of 5.0 (112 reviews), #23 in > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Suspense > Horror
This short novel first appeared in an anthology released by Cemetery Dance publications. Kealan Patrick Burke edited. The main character was to have a brief encounter with a wise old man named Johnny Divine, who lived in a town called "Brimstone Turnpike," the title of the anthology. That character would then to be given one object that would impact the outcome of the story. The writers were free to invent everything else. In award-winning author Harry Shannon's entry, Sam Kenzie is an LAPD cop who can't escape his obsession with a serial killer due to demons of his own. Shannon played by the rules, but his ending is both stunning and disturbing.
"Behold the Child", by Harry Shannon, is the perfect mix of classic Noir and the supernatural. A maverick, burned-out cop haunted by his last city case ignores advice and a "wrong" turn en route to his retirement gig in the isolated desert town of his youth. It's dark, brooding, and reminds us that unfortunately, not everyone takes advantage of divine second chances."
"This eerie collection includes five chilling tales with a common motif—a deserted highway with a ruined gas station where an old black man gives a traveler a special gift that could change his or her destiny. From Thomas F. Monteleone's story of a reporter's collision with the truth ("The Prime Time of Spenser Golding") to Harry Shannon's depiction of a detective's journey into darkness ("Behold the Child"), these tales delve into the realm of nightmare and wish fulfillment."
"Shannon is a writer who is never afraid to walk into the shadows and drag the things living there kicking and screaming into the light."
"Harry Shannon takes age-old themes and gives them a new and fearsome bite. Vividly realized, his writing is controlled, assured, and filled with the kind of spooky atmosphere that used to make you hide your head under the bedcovers on wind-wracked nights."
- Tom Piccirilli
| Beckoning Souls: A Horror Story (The Gifted Curse Series Book 1) |
by J.R. Tate
$0.00, 176 pages, 3.9 out of 5.0 (91 reviews), #48 in > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Suspense > Psychological
Nathan Gallagher doesn’t believe in ghosts. As a fireman, he’s seen his share of dead people, but they never spoke to him before—until now. His marriage is great, and his relationship with his son is strong, but Nathan is sure that if he tells his family that he’s seeing ghosts, it is a quick ticket to a padded room and a straightjacket.
When the ghosts become violent and attack Nathan, his secret is revealed—except his wife doesn’t believe his claim about the supernatural. She demands he seek professional help. He knows he’s not crazy, but with no proof that the ghosts are real, he’s committed to a mental hospital against his will. The ghosts follow him, pushing him farther into a terrifying world he can’t find his way out of.
With his marriage, his sanity, and even his very life at stake, Nathan needs to find out why the ghosts are haunting him before it’s too late.
| A Hiss-tory of Magic (A Wonder Cats Mystery Book 1) |
by Harper Lin
$0.00, 229 pages, 3.9 out of 5.0 (88 reviews)
From USA TODAY Bestselling Author Harper Lin ***The #1 Amazon Bestseller!
Cath Greenstone, her cousin Bea, and her hippie aunt Astrid live in Wonder Falls, a small town near the mystical Niagara Falls. They run the Brew-Ha-Ha café, and naturally, they’re witches hiding in plain sight along with their three magical cats, Treacle, Peanut Butter, and Marshmallow.
When Brew-Ha-Ha's baker is burnt to a crisp, along with their beloved café, Aunt Astrid lets out a big family secret: a powerful spell book, a Greenstone heirloom from the Salem days, has been stolen from its secret hiding spot in the café. If it’s fallen into the wrong hands, black magic could destroy not only Wonder Falls but the world.
A secret society… A new detective with a shady past… A once-bullied local returning to town as a multimillionaire.
Who in town could know Cath’s family secret? Cath, Bea, and Astrid must use their witch powers to uncover the deadly truth. Cath communicates with their cats, also magically inclined, and they help uncover more than one secret lurking in wonderful Wonder Falls.
The 1st novel in a new cozy mystery series featuring modern-day witches and their magic cats.
| Square: A Mystery Thriller Suspense Novel (Episode 1) (Square series) |
by Perrin Briar
$0.00, 190 pages, 3.9 out of 5.0 (68 reviews), #12 in > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Crime Fiction > Vigilante Justice
The first novella in a brand new revenge quadriology.
They beat him.
They broke him.
They stabbed him.
They murdered him.
If they did that to your loved one, would you forgive them? Or would you get Square?
Tony Green was recently released having served a four-year prison sentence for murder. With the support of a loving fiancée he attempts to prevent the next generation from following in his own footsteps. But old habits die hard, and the allure of the underworld is hard to resist.
Although Tony may be paying back his debt to society, he is about to discover other debts are not so easily repaid.
From the writer who brought you the Blood Memory series and Z-Minus comes this tale of revenge, retribution and regret. If you were denied justice would you dispense your own?
SQUARE. Let redemption begin.
Interview with the Author
Q – So, what makes the Square series so special?
A – At the time I wrote Square, every week there seemed to be a story in the news about some young hooligan having murdered an innocent bystander, or someone who stood up to bullies but got punished for it. Often the deaths were by accident, or a sudden release of anger in a fit of rage. The murderers were invariably sent to prison for unbelievably short terms.
Seeing that made me angry, so I began to write a story. But as I kept writing, and the characters kept speaking to me, I realised the murderers themselves were also victims - if not of a crime, then of society. At its heart, Square is about change and redemption, and explores the question that if we are denied justice, is it right that we seek out our own?
The story became a psychological suspense/thriller with a sense of mystery and a series of twists that keep the reader guessing.
Q - What made you decide to give the first book away free?
A – I wanted to gift a free book to everyone who enjoys the horror genre. I’m a new writer and it’s great knowing that someone out there is reading and enjoying my novel. There’s no greater feeling than that.
By the way, there’s also a special free gift at the end of the free book for mystery fans… :)
Q - Can readers get the whole series in one go?
A – Of course. I’ve bundled all the episodes up into one complete season at a hugely discounted rate here: http://www.amazon.com/Square-Mystery-Suspense-Complete-Season-ebook/dp/B00NA8Q0PI
I have also written many other books. Readers can check them out at my author profile on Amazon.
Thanks for reading!
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