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The Infected (Rage Book 2)
by Richard Murray
$0.00, 154 pages, 4.8 out of 5.0 (32 reviews), #6 in British Horror Fiction
Reeling after the attack on their block of flats, the survivors assess the damage and prepare as best they can for the winter to come. Food, medicine, water and soon power will be gone. Jack, determined to save his friends and neighbours, leads a group out into the city in search of supplies. Sarah, faced with the hard choice of watching people die without their medicine, makes a decision of her own.

As a storm gathers over the city, the survivors face danger unlike they have ever known before as the weather turns against them, the infected stalk the shadows and even the cities vermin have developed a taste for human flesh.

This is the second book in the Rage series.


Rise of One: Blood Brute - Book 1
by Dixon Reuel
$0.00, 275 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (47 reviews), #16 in Men's Adventure Fiction
FINALIST IN THE WISHING LIST INDIE BOOK AWARDS 2021

Set in a zombie-ridden world packed with myth, vampires, and occult vengeance, Rise of One begins an epic new Paranormal saga, The Blood Brute Series, from award-winning Irish author & poet Dixon Reuel.

After a zombie apocalypse drives humanity to near-extinction, a vampire coven is one of the few peoples left alive, who’ve hidden from humans across all of history.

◆ In this newly-decimated, rotting world, the coven is forced to seek out the last remnants of humanity before all sources of fresh blood are extinguished. But, the vampires soon discover that the struggling apocalypse survivors will not allow themselves to become mere food.

◆ One after the other, as people seek refuge in the coven’s stunning redbrick smallholding of Owl Court, head vampire Rise must shape the fate of this new world. He must protect those inside his walls as, not just the roaming zombie brutes, but vampire hunters of old, soon discover his home…

◆ But Owl Court is no ordinary smallholding: its rooms are shaded from the harsh sunlight, its murky corridors filled with tricky doors. Its walls are lined with thousands of plants and heaving greenery, each tended by the coven’s lone human, the beautiful and pampered Cypriot. Within Owl Court, the coven lived quiet, dull lives until the apocalypse hit. But Rise remains unafraid and undaunted as humanity falls; he understands his duty as the coven’s Invoker and steps up to use his vampiric powers. Rise lives to sustain his coven.

As Rise explores the world beyond Owl Court’s walls, tensions emerge among his fellow vampires and the rescued humans. A terrible fate unravels, revealing a society of vampires beyond what everybody at Owl Court had ever realized!


  • "Another hit! Once again Dixon has knocked it out of the park. Can't wait for the next release!" -- H. Whistberry, Amazon Kindle Reader
  • "Fascinating glimpse into what looks like will be a very intriguing fantasy/horror series." -- G. Taylor, Amazon Kindle Reader
  • "Dixon Reuel is a rising star on the Irish fantasy scene. Combining complicated characters, intricate world-building, and a riveting plot her flair and originality bode well for the full length 'Rise of One'!" -- Kindle Customer, Amazon Kindle Reader


Haustoria: A Biological Hard Science Fiction
by Albert Lahat
$0.00, 42 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #9,189 in Medical Fiction
For thousands of years we feared mythical monsters, infectious zombies, mind controlling vampires. However, those monsters are real, we call them pathogens. They not only strip us from our health, but from our very humanity.

A small team of biologists is about to discover a new pathogen from an unexpected source.


Newly Free Vampires Kindle Books for 2021-06-22

Rappaccini's Daughter (Gothic Classic): A Medieval Dark Tale from Padua by the Renowned American Novelist, Author of "The Scarlet Letter", "The House of Seven Gables" and "Twice-Told Tales"
by Nathaniel Hawthorne
$0.00, 143 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #134 in Occult Horror
This carefully crafted ebook: "Rappaccini's Daughter (Gothic Classic)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.
Excerpt:
"Does this garden belong to the house?" asked Giovanni. "Heaven forbid, signor, unless it were fruitful of better pot herbs than any that grow there now," answered old Lisabetta. "No; that garden is cultivated by the own hands of Signor Giacomo Rappaccini, the famous doctor, who, I warrant him, has been heard of as far as Naples." (Rappaccini's Daughter)
"Rappaccini's Daughter" is the story of Beatrice, the daughter of Giacomo Rappaccini, who is in turn a medical researcher in medieval Padua and grows a garden of poisonous plants.
American novelist and short story writer Nathaniel Hawthorne's (1804-1864) writing centers on New England, many works featuring moral allegories with a Puritan inspiration. Hawthorne has also written a few poems which many people are not aware of. His works are considered to be part of the Romantic movement and, more specifically, Dark romanticism. His themes often centre on the inherent evil and sin of humanity, and his works often have moral messages and deep psychological complexity.


Juice
by Henry Rosella
$0.00, 24 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #11,327 in Horror Short Stories
They say success is the ultimate revenge...

Taunted his entire life for his size, morbidly obese NYC office worker Pete Grayson buys a juicer and changes his life. After a rough start, his hunger pangs subside but his thirst for something more substantial increases.

Pushed to extreme measures by the relentless voice in his head, Pete's energy levels skyrocket, he's losing weight faster than he dreamed possible, and he has a renewed zest for life. He's fitter, stronger, smarter and is changing his body and mind at breakneck speed. But with the collateral damage adding up around him, his new lifestyle is under threat.

Still, the ultimate revenge has never tasted sweeter...


That's How Vampires Roll (A Chei Duguay Novel Book 2)
by W.H. Beswick
$0.00, 12 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #40 in 30-Minute Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Short Reads
Since Vampires, along with other creatures of the night, now live among us. Business as been good for Chei Duguay vampire slayer for hire. Since killing a Master Vampire, she has upped her rates. It isn't business that has bought her to the small Oregon town og Cornwall. It is a wedding. Chei is looking forward to a restful weekend with an old friend. Best laid plans...


Newly Free Occult Kindle Books for 2021-06-22

The Crane Diaries: Bayou Reckoning
by Apryl Baker
$0.00, 195 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (224 reviews), #4 in Teen & Young Adult Horror eBooks
Serial Killers.
Vengeful Ghosts.
Soul Eaters.
Fallen Angels.
Rougarous.
Primordial Evils.

These are just some of the big bads Emma Rose Crane has survived. She always comes out the other side a little more broken, but she hides it from the world. No one knows how vulnerable she really is. Not even Officer Dan, who loves her more than she thinks she deserves.

But a new danger has entered her world that threatens to destroy everything she’s fought so hard to build and protect—Kristoff, a psychotic vampire who’s fixated on her. He’s one of the few things she’s afraid of because he knows her greatest fears.

And he has no problem using them against her.

He’s cut her off from everyone she loves, everyone who could help her, and she’s back to where she began.

Alone.

Now she must use all the skills she learned in foster care to survive the hell Kristoff has thrust her into, but will it be enough?


CRAWLSPACE
by John Gregory Hancock
$0.00, 216 pages, 4.9 out of 5.0 (19 reviews), #6 in Occult Horror
The Dorchester House lies in wait like a camouflaged web, ensnaring those with the slightest bit of psychic ability.
Things have happened there. Loathsome things. Unknown things.

The current owners know something is off about the house and something is happening to their young daughter. They reach out to a cable TV psychic investigator program for help.

The psychic they hire, Ethan Novotny, is crippled by claustrophobia and acts as a dangerous lightning rod to the paranormal phenomenon. The house is an electrifying intersection between strangers with talent and the house itself, throughout history.


The Door: An Indie Horror
by Ell P
$0.00, 21 pages, 4.9 out of 5.0 (10 reviews), #2 in 30-Minute Teen & Young Adult Short Reads
What would you do, if one fine day, a door, that was never there, appears in your living room?

Would you up and run?
Would you blast open the door?
Would you follow every single conspiracy theory blog?
Or would you just learn to ignore its existence?

Mishka and her family have only one choice, they will have to learn to ignore the strange door in their living room that only opens from the other side. And they do, until one fine day The Door, decides to make its presence known.

"This is one of the best thriller I have ever read. And definitely from my favorite author. I would have never read this one at night, it scared the shit out of me. I would say that it also portrayed the hardships of a modern day mom, who has to fight from the smart kid and can't even fool them much. I loved the way how characters carried it own charm. In a moment I was attached to Mishka and in the next I was worried about Tojo. Overall a good read, with a different climax." - Nidhi Srivastava, Blogger and Book reviewer

"One of the best thrillers I have read in recent times! The author's writing style is unique and she succeeds in creating a vivid imagery of the happenings in the story. I had goosebumps throughout and just couldn't stop reading till I got to the end. The hair-raising climax was a complete shocker and left me with my mouth wide open. A wonderful job done by the author and looking forward to more from her." - Anupama Dalmia, Author - Aarohi and Writer @ Women's Web.

"What an anti-climax! I could have never imagined the story would end with this twist. The characters of Mishka and Simba are brilliantly etched out with the amazingly vivid imagery accentuating the element of horror. It left me hankering for more, despite the goosebumps it gave me. Go for it." - Seema Taneja, Writer @ Women's Web.


Turning Face: A Tale of Horror, Comedy and Wrestling!
by Terry M. West
$0.00, 75 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (20 reviews), #17 in Horror Comedy
Tojo Smith has a serious problem. He is the number one heel for a small wrestling promotion in Texas. He is also an earthbound demon and his mission is to inspire hatred in people. This is his service to the greater evil. But suddenly, the wrestling fans start to cheer for Tojo. He goes from the most hated villain of his promotion to the most cheered antihero. And no matter how loathsome his actions in the ring become, his popularity soars. When Hell notices this imbalance, Tojo is given an ultimatum: get the hate flowing again or be sent down into the fiery pits!


Empty Rooms: A collection of 11 horror stories
by N.A. Parry
$0.00, 315 pages, 4.8 out of 5.0 (8 reviews), #31 in Horror Short Stories
Empty rooms have their own stories to tell.

Here are 11 of them.

The lost, the forgotten, the unrespectable; the children in the walls, the girls from the factory, the Cult of Junnha, the lone figure from Apartment 12; the home where hate lives, the chuckling newborn - they all leave their echoes here.

Remember to turn off the lights when you leave: keep the shadows safe.

These empty rooms may not be so empty after all.


Makeshift: A Reverse Harem Paranormal Romance (The Hollow Book 1)
by KH Helens
$0.00, 274 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (62 reviews), #7 in Occult Horror
Ana wakes up in the hospital 3 weeks after the night that changed her life forever. She must navigate her trauma, learn to trust her instincts, and learn that sometimes asking for help is a sign of strength.

But she was thrust into a dangerous world without her knowledge or consent, and soon realizes that the true danger may be closer to her than she thinks.



Makeshift is part one of three-part series, ending in a mild cliffhanger. This is a reverse harem/why choose novel, which means the main character does not have to choose between the men (wolves). If polyamory ain't your thing, feel free to move right along!

Trigger/adult content warning:
violence, non-explicit references to sexual assault, talk about mental health issues including suicide attempts, explicit consensual sex scenes between the FMC and her harem, as well as M/M scenes between some of the men.


ARC reviews:

"I'm in love. The dynamic between Ana and the men are everything. I love the small mysteries and you guess and GAH. I just love it and I am so ready for the next one! "


"So many feelings about this book, I’m not sure where to start. From the beginning you’re invested in the story of Ana and how she’s going to move forward, but then she finds Makeshift Mile and everything falls into place. OH, at the spicy scenes are FIRE. I definitely wasn’t ready for the book to be over. Already excited for the next in the series!!"


"What Ana had to experience and the mystery that surrounds that night will keep you intrigued. The men are to die for. This book is really good and cant wait for the next book, especially on how it ended."


The Condition
by Bernie Donnelly
$0.00, 240 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (9 reviews), #11,098 in Occult Horror
This is an intriguing and remarkably original novel that is both timely and relevant, set as it is during the COVID pandemic.
At its core, it is a family drama surrounding a dark and dangerous secret, one based in blood going back hundreds of years. The story shows how far a family is willing to go to hide the truth from the world and one another, using a profoundly unique gift to clear a path on their way to fame and fortune.

As the chapters evolve, readers get an intimate glimpse into the characters' motivations and moral boundaries. With the added twist of inexplicable powers, this becomes a slow-burning thriller that feels like a spiral towards disaster - an addictive mix of reality and fiction.


HORRORS OF THE NIGHT: Most scariest stories to puzzle your mind
by Tom Coleman
$0.00, pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (8 reviews), #1 in Children's Scary Stories

Do not fall asleep...


Horrors of the Night is a collection of short Mysterious, Psychological, Suspense, and Horror stories that will make you shiver and sleep with your lights on. Some of the stories are inspired by true events and some are inspired by ideas of my dear readers! Find out which ones inside this scary collection.

"BABYSITTER"
Rachel was just a regular teenager living a normal life, when the new, rich family moved into town. They had 2 children and were looking for a babysitter. She thought it would be a nice way to get some money. What was in store for her, however, was a bloody and shocking night to remember.

"DARK SIDE"
Selene and Damien seemed like a normal couple, but Damien started to act weirdly and spent a lot of time in his price room where he did his job. Damien was an artist and needed his private area. What was Damien actually doing in his private room was more terrifying than Selene could ever have imagined.

"THE CURSE OF HERNANDEZ"
A newly married couple found the perfect home to call their own. While cleaning out the upstairs attic the husband discovers an old suitcase. Upon opening, they find the remains of documents and papers with their last name on them- Hernandez. Strange, but they decided to ignore it and throw the suitcase away. They should have never done this because that is when strange things started to happen.

GET THIS BOOK NOW and indulge yourself in some fine suspenseful horror stories!



Flash Fiction Frights Volume Three: Thirty Short Horror Stories
by Justin Schenker
$0.00, 69 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (6 reviews), #32 in Horror Anthologies
Don’t turn off the lights, for this is a spine-chilling collection of thirty flash fiction and short horror stories to fill you with dread. If you like creepy stories with a sprinkle of dark humor, you are in for a hair-raising treat… An elderly babysitter hides a dark secret… A man attends a speed dating convention on the worst possible night... A daughter experiences a traumatic beach retreat with her parents’ “Stay Young” healing group… A teenager returns home from weight loss camp heavier, and that’s not the worst of it…

Dive in with these stories and more in this terrifying collection!


Occult Vengeance: an Explosive Dark Fantasy (Soot Knight: Book 1)
by Kell Inkston
$0.00, 260 pages, 3.8 out of 5.0 (8 reviews), #48 in Occult Horror
The others always hated Effie; all she can do is cast sparks.

Born as a lesser fairy under the weakest star, her people wrote her off as spider food. After an attempt at her life, she could only run.

On the day Mort was born, his parents were murdered, torn to pieces, and thrown to the gutter like all the other criminals.

25 years have passed. And Mort wants revenge. But all he knows is how to make crude bombs.

Today, they formed an unlikely relationship... and tomorrow, this duo will show their hunters, the monsters, and even the dark gods themselves, just how powerful a bomb without a fuse can be.

This is the first book in Soot Knight, a dark fantasy following the exploits of a duo that has chemistry so good it's deadly.

THE SOOT KNIGHT SERIES:
Occult Vengeance: (January 2021)
Mystic Vengeance: (May 2021)
Certain Vengeance: (October 2021)


Interesting Stories About Minecraft | SCP Foundation Comic Vol 3: SCP-052 TIME-TRAVELING TRAIN
by Marquise Daniel
$0.00, pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 reviews), #16 in Horror Graphic Novels
The SCP Foundation is investigating SCP-052, also known as the the Time Traveling Train. Those who come out of SCP-052 report to have boarded on various dates, from 1976, up to 2204. Dr. Gears has Mobile Task Force member, Johnson, board SCP-052 to record the activity when SCP-052 is invisible. After 3 weeks, SCP-052 returns with Johnson very badly wounded. SCP-105, also known as Iris, rescues Johnson and returns Johnson back to the SCP Foundation.


7 Unusual Stories
by Massimiliano Irenze
$0.00, 119 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #29 in Occult Suspense
Some might ask, “what are these unusual stories?”
We all know what horror stories are. Also we know what fantasy stories are and so on. But what are the characteristics of those unusual stories?
Well, they are very unusual obviously.
The seven tales that I will present in fact, are different from one another as far as genres are concerned. In there you can find: horror, psychological thriller, fantasy, tragic comedy, social denunciation and autobiography. Therefore, the only thing that unites it all is the unusual.
So, when I had to look for a title, It immediately became clear to me that it wasn't just appropriate, but it was the only right choice of adjective. It also has a catchy sound, one must admit.
Before I leave you with the stories, which I hope will excite you in many different ways, giving you small and sometimes necessary escapes from everyday life, I will make a brief review of the respective plots.
The first story, “Thrilling”, warns us about the bizarre encounters that can occur when you decide to accept a date with a stranger contacted in a chat for singles.
In the second story, “Trickster,” a man appears to be experiencing a nervous breakdown as he tries to find out what lies behind an ancient and terrifying unsolved mystery.
In the third story, “Helter Skelter”, the protagonist wakes up imprisoned, in the company of an unknown girl, at the cellar of a truly insane maniac.
The fourth story, "South of the Gods", analyzes the way in which two people come to clash drastically and does so by examining the complexity behind the vicissitudes and moods of each other. In it, it can be observed that each of the parties has their own valid reasons, but how the lack of communication makes the clash inevitable.
In the fifth story, "A Thirsty Night", what would you do if you were to wake up in the middle of the night with a dry sore throat after a night drinking and then you had the disturbing sensation of being in an unknown and hostile place which looks like your home but it isn’t?
In the sixth story, “Nights in Turin”, I narrate the thrilling events that happened to me during a surreal early summer night, many years ago.
Finally, the seventh and final story, "Dioxin Periphery", will lead you through investigations relating to a mysterious phenomena that occurs in a periphery perpetually shrouded in fog.


Cover image by Giuliana Tripoli


Thin Ice: A Ghost Detective Mystery (The Ghost Detective Book 1)
by Samuel Gibb
$0.00, pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #55 in Occult Horror
In the frozen wastes of the North Pole, a scientific research station has been set up to monitor a mysterious signal deep beneath the ice. Isolated and alone, the crew become increasingly uneasy. Tensions soar when they catch sight of a shadowy creature stalking the snow, creeping ever closer with each passing night. Fearing for their lives, they put out an SOS.

Agents of a top-secret government organisation, the Parapsychology Investigation Bureau, intercept the transmission and task their latest (and most expendable) freelance agent to investigate. Unfortunately for Henry Grey, the Ghost Detective, this unexpected mission clashes with something far more frightening: a blind date.

As the Ghost Detective and his unsuspecting new companion are dispatched to the remote research base at the North Pole, they are caught up in the crew's mad scramble for power, fame and survival. This disparate and desperate band of explorers must work together to solve an ancient mystery and stop the raging demon in the depths before it's too late.


THE LAKE HOUSE
by Lamees Alhassar
$0.00, 15 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #xx in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Occult
Fortune telling. Capturing of souls in portraits. Curse of a woman scorned. Traveling through dimensions. Mechanical and electrical disruptions. Unexplained disappearances. Spontaneous combustion. Speaking with spirits. Demon possession. Evil leading to murder. These are just some of the things that this world considers PARANORMAL.
This book is part of the book 10 PARANORMAL STORIES VOLUME 4 which has 10 paranormal short stories:
1-PLAYING FOR HIS SOUL 2-AN INCURSION WITH AN INCUBI 3-DREAMER 4-I’M WORTH IT 5-DON’T LOOK AT YOU 6-PAINFUL ENTITY 7-POSSESSION 8-THE DOLL HOUSE 9-THE LAKE HOUSE 10-UNHINGED
You can also check out the books 10 Paranormal Stories Volume 1, Volume 2, and Volume 3.


House of spirit I.: short stories (House of spirit. Book 1)
by ONEWON
$0.00, 180 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #221 in Urban Fiction
The collection of 10 Thai short stories under the tropical atmosphere and the secret folklore of Thailand. In this book, you will get to meet with Thai ghosts, monsters, and mysterious creatures including Pong-Kang, Pret-- the hungry ghost, Jorakae Chao -- human to crocodile shapeshifter, etc.


Bleak (The Artro War Series Book 1)
by Benjamin Stones
$0.00, 357 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #xx in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Occult
It’s only in uncertain times that the true merit of man’s spirit is revealed, and uncertain times are most certainly upon us.

Through the beautiful Welsh countryside, monster armies are invading the United Kingdom, burning and killing, turning red and foul what was once green and pleasant. The might of the UK military is brought to bear, to draw a line and to hold at whatever cost, for there are international fears that this invasion may go global. However, for Paul Westman, his troubles lie a little closer to home.

Having crash landed while on his way to search for his missing daughter, Paul discovers his grown-up little girl is caught up in the invasion and learns of the tasks he must fulfill to save her. Navigating monster ridden lands, forcing a murderer to face retribution, fighting a Demoness to the death, and bringing an end to the monster invasion is nothing compared to what he is prepared to do to save his daughter who could die at any moment.
Against a ticking clock, Paul does what he needs to, experiencing first-hand man’s spirit in uncertain times and questioning whether the monsters are bringing evil to a benevolent and altruistic world or are purging evil from the world…for evil is already here?

A multi-perspective novel, following the rogue actions of four principal characters as they cope with the unforeseen monster invasion and those whose lives are ruined by it - The faithful Cathy doing her duty to God zealously, the flawed Barry muddling the lines between right and wrong, the fearless Bethany fighting for her survival and that of those around her at every turn, and, of course, the unwavering Paul Westman hiking through Hell not only to save his girl, but also to save man.


Elk Dreams (The Shaman Chronicles Book 6)
by Glenda Clemens
$0.00, 276 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #xx in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Occult
Simon Chowdhury lived his life intentionally. He believed if he formulated intentions for his life, gave those intentions his full attention then he would make manifest the life he wanted to live. All his life he made his intentions be his mantra and created a rich and abundant life. 



It worked great, until it didn't.



Simon cared deeply about his family and felt it was his duty to take care of his family. Especially, after his father died in a horrific automobile accident. His mother Basanti loved him and appreciated his sense of duty and honor. If from time-to-time he sometimes was a little annoying with his lists of intentions, she ignored the little moments of unease. After all, he was a fine and honorable man who loved his family and cared for them.



His sister, Tamal, however, was well and truly exhausted with his constant making of lists, telling her she needed to set intentions and work to create a better life for herself. "Simon says! Simon says!" she shouted at him over and over again. "I'm a grown adult woman with my own career. Shut up Simon. I'm tired of hearing your voice."



She quieted his voice. Permanently.



Simon's death at the hands of his sister, shattered their family and appalled the friends who loved Simon. Their heartbreak was simply not important to Tamal.



Tamal Chowdhury weaves a trail of horror, death and destruction. Whatever she desires, becomes hers, regardless of legal claims. Woe betide anyone who gets in her way. Her blithe, care-free killing spree and prodigious thievery morphs into a world-wide hunt for the truth and the bodies.


The Lost Angel
by J.J. Ireneo
$0.00, 252 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #xx in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Occult
She's a little girl who goes by an endearing nickname, Baykoy.
She believes in angels and heaven's magic.
She wishes for a good friend.
A special wish that may or may not come true.
Amidst her grief and aching loneliness.
A battle that may snatch her out of reality...
... into the divine realms.

A harrowing quest for life wisdom.
To understand it all.
To guard her good heart. 

Will heaven's magic intervene?
Will she discover the holy truths hidden in her sufferings?
Will the angels give her all the answers?

'The Lost Angel' is an epistolary novel by J.J. Ireneo based on her childhood.
The letters are addressed to her beloved niece, Sage.

In real life, they haven't met yet. 


The Shadow Upon the Lake: A Horror Story
by Zachary Mahnke
$0.00, 4 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #13,404 in 15-Minute Literature & Fiction Short Reads
A man goes for a walk to clear his head, but discovers something beyond comprehension. Short story, roughly 900 words. All work subject to copyright.


Newly Free Horror Kindle Books for 2021-06-22

Dear Annabelle: A Short Gothic Horror Story
by Scout Dawson
$0.00, pages, 4.9 out of 5.0 (16 reviews), #13 in Horror Short Stories
Five years before his wife's death, a grieving widower made a promise to his beloved Annabelle that he would paint the "real" her, to immortalize her image forever. Drowning in grief, he commits to his promise, but the cost of perfection is greater than he could have imagined.


There Are Monsters Here
by Cameron Chaney
$0.00, 58 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (51 reviews), #15 in Horror Short Stories
In my family, we each have our own monster. They don’t always show their ugly faces to us. Sometimes we’ll have a day that is fine. Nice and quiet. Other days, one of us will see our monster peeking around a corner, its grin ghastly and wide.

I would tell the story of how I saw my monster for the first time, but I don’t really remember it. As far as I know, I saw it the day I was born. It was in the eyes of my mother, in the freefall of my father, in the cold heart of my sister, in the emptiness of a family so scared, the very fabric under its feet was coming undone and letting every demon through.

No, this isn’t the story of how I first saw my monster. This is the story of how I killed it.


Blood Moon Over Africa (The Blood Trilogy Book 1)
by Paul Zunckel
$0.00, 306 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (10 reviews), #689 in African Dramas & Plays
Horror, Suspense, Thriller, Fact fused with Fiction.
Africa, a place where superstition and witchcraft run deep, a place of beauty, but where death lurks in the shadows. A land shrouded in mystery, with ancient beliefs simmering just beneath the surface - set on a collision course with modern western ideas.
An innocent act unleashes a horror that walks the African night... under the full moon... and nothing is safe.
Piet van Zyl, a safari owner, finds himself drawn into a world of witchcraft, and face to face with a horror returned from the grave. With the support of Veronica Strydom, with her vast knowledge of African Culture, he must rid the night of the abomination, or die trying.


Inferno
by Yolanda Olson
$0.00, 283 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (231 reviews), #26 in Horror Suspense
I don’t know where he lost his way, but we’ve been made to pay the price.

To bear the burden of his … love.

A sickening feeling stirs deep inside each time he looks at me because I know what it means.

I have to follow the rules; be his good girl.

It’s the only way to survive in this house.

Being in the dark never scared me, being alone was something I used to cherish until he began to use it against me.

Against us.

I just want to find the light now.

The place where I know his darkness can’t reach.

A place where maybe everything will make sense one day, but for now, I have to be strong.

I won't fall down again.

I can't.

Not before I find my peace there.

I have to do it soon because I'm not sure how much more I can take.


Everything in between: A Short Story
by David Hammond
$0.00, 17 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (5 reviews), #55 in Horror Comedy
Hellhound and graveyard guardian Grimur fell asleep on the job. By the time he woke up hundreds of years later, the graves were gone and humans had developed automobiles. He had two options: check in with Beelzebub for his next assignment -- never pleasant -- or lay low for a while.

B-side Bonus Story:
"Polly"
A parrot's thunder is stolen by a talking cat.

Extra-bonus Halloween Love Poem:
"To His Coy Mistress"


Damon Dahmer and Sly Verdict 1. Extreme Horror.
by Sea Caummisar
$0.00, 123 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (11 reviews), #1 in Absurdist Fiction
Damon Dahmer (from Deadly Reality TV) and Sly Verdict (from Verdict Realty) are both fugitives hiding in Mexico. Two deadly men have teamed up to leave behind a path of carnage.

Destiny is searching for Damon. She misses her husband and wants to reunite with him.
Sheriff Edward Haskins is searching for Sly. Will he arrest him if he finds him?

This is a book full of blood and gore. Mature readers only. Not for the faint of heart


Maygest's Tale (Tales from Land of Maygest Book 1)
by C. E. Cannery
$0.00, 306 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (9 reviews), #407 in Dark Fantasy Horror
Maygest, an arthritic old thief, who has been conning the people of war-torn Osskrip for the last decade, finds his plans for a comfortable happily-ever-after halted as the once-feuding warlords join forces and raze all the thieving towns, together.

With nowhere left to turn to for filling his pockets, Maygest, ever coin-loving, decides to just rob the war camp instead; however, his plans go awry as he discovers not gold, but a child—his own. Suddenly the future matters, and Maygest, along with his son, his adopted daughter, and an old friend, flee desolate Osskrip with the hopes of finding a mythical harp that is said will finally bring peace to the ravaged lands.

The merry group, however, doesn’t suspect that a thing Maygest stole would cause the whole wrath of the Osskrip army to turn against them and pursue them into the far reaches of the world. As time runs out for Maygest, both in his years and with the closeness of that ever rabid troop, he and his group begin to suspect that the mythical harp only exists in Maygest’s head.

Will Maygest’s quest have all been for nothing, after all?


The Shadow Out of Time
by Howard Phillips Lovecraft
$0.00, 82 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (24 reviews), #7 in Teen & Young Adult Monster Fiction eBooks
First published in Astounding Stories for June 1936, "The Shadow Out of Time" is Howard Phillips Lovecraft's last major story.

Nathaniel Peaslee is a professor at a university. One day during a lecture he begins to show signs of what others can only describe as a “nervous breakdown.” For the professor’s part, all he can see is a massive geometrically perfect sphere approaching him.
As the sphere swallows him whole, his mind disappears from his own consciousness. Years later he returns to his original state with no memory of what has happened.
In truth a race of time traveling aliens has possessed his body, and his mind has taken a place in their world. Upon awakening from his unconscious state he begins a quest to find out where he actually was. The answers he finds only create more questions. His journey to find these answers moves in unexpected and exotically thrilling ways...

The terror at the heart of "The Shadow Out of Time" is a concept far more horrific than the idea we are going to be attacked by anything from the physical world.
This tale written by the influential master of horror opens a door to a different type of fear—a fear born from the idea that something previously unknown can invade through the core of our being and leave us a zombie of a different sort, hat an unknown entity can take root in the soul of our consciousness and use our body for its own purpose.
Without a word of warning we simply stop being us.


What Evil Lurks...: A Collection Of Short Stories Depicting The Tainted Unhuman Condition
by Matt Martinek
$0.00, 51 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (4 reviews), #117 in Serial Killers
Sometimes, there is a glitch. A massive one, in the cerebrum. No one really knows why it happens, but it does. Every single day, all around the world. When a man ceases to be a man, and transforms into something...else. It can manifest itself in the form of a killer, a pervert, a predator, a sadist, a monster, or even a simple victim…a piece of meat. The possibilities are many. But the glitch itself always comes from the same place…a dark place…one of hurt and longing. Enjoy the tales within these pages. Mark them well. Maybe, just maybe, there is a glitch within you, as well.


Sanger Entertainment #1 Thomas
by Sea Caummisar
$0.00, 130 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (12 reviews), #5 in Absurdist Fiction
Sanger Entertainment is more than an event planning business. It covers up many evils for another business which is more profitable. There are four original partners of Sanger Entertainment. Are these men as evil as the business they conduct?

Sanger Entertainment Event Planners : No party too big or too small

Thomas
Tom
Tommy
Daddy
Father
Husband
Many roles for the Thomas, the first partner this series explores.

Warning: This book is full of extreme violence.

It is not necessary to read the Games Series prior to reading Sanger Entertainment. However, this is the business that employed Donny throughout the Games Series.


Poe-ish Tales Forevermore: A Mini-anthology
by Eddie D. Moore
$0.00, 42 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (4 reviews), #21 in Horror Anthologies
Poe-ish Tales Forevermore is a mini-anthology containing four short stories inspired by the works and life of Edgar Allan Poe. Poe’s stories and poems have stood the test of time and have been studied and enjoyed by generations of readers. The stories in this anthology were written as a tribute to the inspiration that is Edgar Allan Poe. You’ll be thankful for your nightlight when you’re finished reading these descriptive and macabre tales.


The Batifol Swine
by Benjamin Stones
$0.00, 377 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #62 in British Horror Fiction
A luxurious, exclusive holiday at the Batifol Glampsite is just the thing Leonard needs. But when things turn sour at the site and people start to disappear, his dream holiday quickly turns into a nightmare.
Something is in the woods.
As the blood begins to flow and the body count rises, the possibilities of escape, and survival, begin to dwindle. In their terror, Leonard and the remaining survivors begin to realize if they band together, they may have one roll of the dice, one opportunity to leave the place alive, one chance to fight impossible odds…and win. Kill or be killed...sometimes you must sin to save your skin!
A thrilling, psychological journey showcasing the depths people will go to survive.


The House At The End Of The Lane
by Angel N. Van Atta
$0.00, 494 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #463 in Horror
The Moraley House has sat empty, but cared for, for years. Its spirits growing weak and dim with the absence of fear and love within its walls. Now with the arrival of Amanda and Ellis Moraley, along with their five children, the house will awaken and all of the inhabitants, both living and passed on, will need to fight for their survival. Who will win?



The House At The End Of The Lane is the second book by new horror author Angel N. Van Atta and she has once again painted a terrifying picture of love and the lengths family will go through for one another. Don't forget to leave a light on as you go on this horror filled journey with the Moraley family. That noise you heard as you turned the page? That soft scritching sound against the window? It was probably nothing. But perhaps...


The Crooked Tree
by Cathleen Jahner
$0.00, 461 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 reviews), #8 in LGBTQ+ Horror eBooks

The twisted remains of King Ikainekkah's tower sits on a mountain over a cave. The land is barren and charred, but the valley in the city of Eayn grows fertile again.


In the glow of the Silver River deep in the cave, an Extor and his apprentice find a young man they'd thought was dead—but Precari remembers nothing, not even his name.


Dream is an unstable gateway created to access the mind. The apprentice, Edale, uses Dream to expose Precari's memories. What nightmares are unleashed when she opens up his mind?


TRIGGER WARNING as you delve deep, deep down into the cave and into the minds of the deranged. Who is the prisoner? Are you?



Legends of Alveria: The Gathering (Legend's of Alveria Book 1)
by Jasen Suhr
$0.00, pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 reviews), #5,850 in Fantasy Adventure Fiction
Bolvar, stripped of home and family finds himself on a epic quest of self-enlightenment, determination and vengeance as he travels across enchanted lands, delving into long forgotten realms of antiquity and braving the bounds of morality to bring to justice the man who stole everything from him.
Crossing paths with a reclusive Mountain Dwarf clan leader and a pair of young elves, the knight finds himself allying with runaway princesses, soul-searching long lost heirs to long forgotten thrones and much more on a path of redemption. Having spent the majority of his life within the small woodland city of Westfall Bolvar along with new friends and companions will have to overcome dangers beyond imaging.


Virgin Killer: Sick with the Fairies
by Jon Stone
$0.00, 189 pages, 3.4 out of 5.0 (11 reviews), #6 in Horror Comedy
Can you handle the absolute INSANITY of the world's first COVID-19 satire novel?

Oh no! Hold your breath. It's the "VIRGIN KILLER!"

There's a deadly sickness passing through the Empire, and much to everyone's surprise it isn't Norman Baynes. He may be a sick serial killer, but after being carried off in a wacky war between rebel fairies and elitist vampires he discovers that the real sickness in this world is more psychotic than he could ever be.

Why are people calling Virgin Killer "Animal Farm on crack?"

"The setting is simply medieval Europe with magic and animal-people shoehorned in." - Amazon Reviewer

"Characters literally say things like 'cat-people lives matter' and 'defund the Inquisition', and at one point in the story, the government imposes a social distancing law." - Amazon Reviewer

"There is also an inexplicable obsession with cannibalism. Everyone is ALWAYS eating each other, even recent friends and family, for usually no reason other than 'taxes'." - Amazon Reviewer

Shush! You've been warned!


Raindrops in the Sunlight and Sundrops in the Rainlight: surreal poetry
by Monsieur Teste
$0.00, pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #3 in Psychological Fiction
patreon.com/monsieurteste
For the section called "A Hallucinatory Horror Movie Impossible to Make" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jkl8hE18AaE&t=2909s


Three Crows Year Two: Anthology of Weird Science Fiction and Fantasy (Three Crows Magazine)
by Clayton Snyder
$0.00, 217 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #24 in Horror Short Stories
Editors of Three Crows Magazine selected the most cutting-edge science fiction, fantasy and weird short stories from the second year of the magazine.Our fantasy stories scrutinized politics and the struggle against the state; science fiction delved into the immigration, and healthcare; our horror examined the limits of the human condition and the baggage of fears that we carry generation after generation. We selected newcomers as well as Aurealis award-nominated and Bram Stoker award-considered stories that received wide acclaim in the SFF/H community.Alex Khlopenko and Olivia Hofer continue shaping the landscape of modern SFF literature.


Horror Tales: 1972 V4
by Mad Ones
$0.00, pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #4 in Horror Graphic Novels
Horror Tales


The Defiled
by Michael Moldafsky
$0.00, pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #36 in Horror Short Stories
Free from years of imprisonment, Isac seeks to reclaim his life, yet the pathway to healing is not always so clear, nor is it so easily traversed. In his quest, Isac falls in with a family beset with mysterious troubles, and he finds that there are horrors beyond those of his own suffering in lawful confinement.

The Defiled is a fantasy horror novella that explores in depth themes such as trauma and masculinity. Written by Michael Moldafsky.


People Skins: Volume I (Dark, Strange and Fantastic Stories)
by Morgan Delaney
$0.00, 43 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #9 in British Literature Anthologies

Everyone’s the same… on the outside.

People Skins Volume I presents five tales of unsettling fantasy and subtle horror that peer into humanity’s twisted heart.

“The Lonely Ocean” – Meredith’s family drag her to rain-lashed Drumgorm on the West coast of Ireland for the summer. Worst holiday ever. And that’s before she uncovers the secretive town’s dark relationship with the ocean.

“With A Woman In It” – In this adult fairy tale, the dwarf Tugbeard is gifted a beautiful dress with which to capture a bride. Whether he wants one or not.

“Teethgrinder” – When Sean cracks a tooth before rehearsals, he needs a dentist. Nobody makes it in Hollywood with bad teeth. Oh yes, and the pain is awful. His dentist, however, has other needs.

“Egghead” – The hero of this nasty horror story slurps when he eats. But that’s not the most disgusting bit...

“One Last Look” – When Wilfred’s memory starts to go, his wife insists they revisit all their old haunts together, before it’s too late. Then she mysteriously disappears, leaving him all alone in the imposing Hotel Sacher Wien.

Get it now and dive into these odd and unsettling tales for a glimpse of what might lie beneath your own people-skin!



The Complete Fiction of H. P. Lovecraft
by H. P. Lovecraft
$0.00, 1083 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #1 in Horror Movies & Video
This collection contains an active table of contents (HTML), which makes reading easier to make it more enjoyable.

The Stories included are:

-The Nameless City
-The Festival
-The Colour Out of Space
-The Call of Cthulhu
-The Dunwich Horror
-The Whisperer in Darkness
-The Dreams in the Witch House
-The Haunter of the Dark
-The Shadow Over Innsmouth
-Discarded Draft of "The Shadow Over Innsmouth"
-The Shadow Out of Time
-At the Mountains of Madness
-The Case of Charles Dexter Ward
-Azathoth
-Beyond the Wall of Sleep
-Celephaïs
-Cool Air
-Dagon
-Ex Oblivione
-Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family
-From Beyond
-He
-Herbert West-Reanimator
-Hypnos
-In the Vault
-Memory
-Nyarlathotep
-Pickman's Model
-The Book
-The Cats of Ulthar
-The Descendant
-The Doom That Came to Sarnath
-The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath
-The Evil Clergyman
-The Horror at Red Hook
-The Hound
-The Lurking Fear
-The Moon-Bog
-The Music of Erich Zann
-The Other Gods
-The Outsider
-The Picture in the House
-The Quest of Iranon
-The Rats in the Walls
-The Shunned House
-The Silver Key
-The Statement of Randolph Carter
-The Strange High House in the Mist
-The Street
-The Temple
-The Terrible Old Man
-The Thing on the Doorstep
-The Tomb
-The Transition of Juan Romero
-The Tree
-The Unnamable
-The White Ship
-What the Moon Brings
-Polaris
-The Very Old Folk
-Ibid
-Old Bugs
-Sweet Ermengarde, or, The Heart of a Country Girl
-A Reminiscence of Dr. Samuel Johnson
-The History of the Necronomicon


12 Scary and mysterious stories P6: my grandpa's house, Grandma's bed story, Betrayal story,white cat story , AND OTHERS (Horror stories)
by Azhar A.M
$0.00, 47 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #xx in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Horror
  1. The story of the marital home and the lover fairy
  2. Betrayal story
  3. my grandpa's house
  4. The story of an Old woman at home
  5. Grandma's bed story
  6. A girl possessed by a jinn
  7. The story of the haunted city
  8. Satanic Grandmother
  9. The story of the lady in the blue dress
  10. Mary Celeste's Ghost Ship Mystery Story
  11. white cat story
  12. I have a missed call from my private number


Echo Hill
by W.H. Beswick
$0.00, 203 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #487 in Horror
Echo Hill is considered the most haunted place in the country. So many people have died or just disappeared up there. It is now illegal to go up the mountain to the place where the supposed Echo Hacker lived and was murdered. Then buried in an unmarked grave by her murderers. Audrey Lang has a hit reality show where she hunts ghosts. Being the daughter of a billionaire she is not use to hearing the word no. Since the owners and local law have said no. Erica must find another way up the mountain.


Their Untimely Fate
by Mace Styx
$0.00, pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #110 in Horror Short Stories
Enjoy this short story by Mace Styx.

Especially when they were exposed to more people when they started schooling. Their fellow kindergarteners did not become an issue since they were all too young to judge. But the parents and a few teachers had thought of the twins as freaks of nature. They began to get harassed by the local tabloids and fanatics of bizarre scopes, until it became overwhelming and intolerable. Before their home could turn into a circus, they were forced to move out for the sake of their children.
The family decided to move to the city and start a new life. In order to keep the twins safe from the kinds of people they escaped from, they decided to keep their condition a secret. The twins attended their elementary school without anyone knowing their peculiar link with one another. Their personalities as individuals had also developed as they grew older. Jim became more attached to his mother, while James would often spend more time around their father. Their relationships with their new community were relatively better than before. The twins would even show their peculiarity as a form of parlor trick to their friends.



Menmoth Reborn (Menmoth Series Book 1)
by Anthony Starkiewicz
$0.00, pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #279 in Dark Fantasy Horror
In this opening story, a man is reborn into the body of another. He finds himself in a strange world, full of darkness and savagery. Named a god and worshipped, he must learn who he is and who to truly fear.


Magali: A David's Town Novella (The Angels of David's Town)
by Karen Van Der Poll
$0.00, pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #237 in Dark Fantasy Horror

Magali’s a hybrid, a freak, whose mere existence is a crime!

But now she has the upper hand, or so she believes until a man, whose very presence sends her body into convulsions of ecstasy, appears.

Will a night with him cost her, her life? Or is Magali destined to rock the moral foundations upon which the sacred town of David is built upon?



A Storm of Flowers and Thorns
by Cristian Guadalupe
$0.00, pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #xx in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Horror
on the day of her wedding, a vile greedy woman learns she is destined to save the world along with her husband and a group of elf rangers. the group must ride to the darkest part of their world to destroy an ancient evil and keep the land safe.


Faces
by shawna stewart
$0.00, 405 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #93 in Psychological Fiction
My body and soul are weak, and I am tired. I close my eyes and lie back on my bed. I dream of the past. My thoughts bring me back to memories of trees, flowers and my fiance. He is waiting for me at the altar. It is the day I will marry the love of my life. I turn to walk outside the house. My breath is captured by a strange smell. I try to fight it but the drug is to strong. Darkness overcomes my consciousness. I leap from my bed, my heart pounding, as my sweet dream is stolen by reality. My feet embed into the rat dropping and mud that once was carpet. I glance around. The dungeon remains dark and dreary. I let out a loud sigh. I try to convince myself that today will be the day I escape. The sound of foot steps overtake the silence of the room. My heart skips a beat. I run to the middle of the room and take my position. Sitting on my knees, my hands tucked beneath me. This is the way I am to meet my captor and if this is not done I know the consequences will be dire.


The Oddest Couple
by Matt Martinek
$0.00, 43 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #307 in One-Hour Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Short Reads
2 Killers. 1 Apartment. No Boundaries!
Sure, Jeff and Ted have a lot in common…widespread media coverage, notoriety, a countless number of victims between them…but is it enough to allow them to coexist under the same roof, for the rest of eternity? It is truly a match made in hell as we uncover the sick truth of a serial killer’s afterlife in…“The Oddest Couple”. Sometimes, loving the dead just isn’t enough!!!


The Best Horror Stories: 100+ Short Horror, Ghosts, Scary, Thriller, Hunted House, Supernatural Stories For Children (Book 2)
by Laily Akhi
$0.00, pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #801 in Children's Scary Stories
The Best Horror Stories

100+ Short Horror, Ghosts, Scary, Thriller, Hunted House, Supernatural Stories For Children (Book 2)


Dan Monty's Tales of Terror
by Dan Monty
$0.00, 110 pages, 2.0 out of 5.0 (1 reviews), #20 in Horror Comedy
A collection of short scary tales that will chill you to your bones. Featuring artwork by Dan Monty.


Into The Spider's Web (Weaves of Fate Book 1)
by D Becher
$0.00, 18 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #258 in 30-Minute Teen & Young Adult Short Reads
Part one of the Weaves of Fate series, Into The Spider's web follows the stories of Abner and Delila in the 3rd century. Their lives, full of prosperity, love, and horror begin to intertwine with a mysterious deity only recognized as a swarm of spiders who seeks out to reshape their fates over and over again until they are "perfect".

As the series unfolds you will be taken through an unrelenting story of two souls destined for one another, pushed through multiple lives and trials to fulfill a prophecy laid out by a mad god of fate.


The Lightning: The Locust Hill Horror Series 1
by June Driver
$0.00, 11 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #15 in Occult Occultism
Another short horror story by June Driver, this in the LOCUST HILL series.

Think "The Ring", meets a ghost town.

* * *

Nobody really ever passes through there. No reason to.

I'm not sure if anyone even lives in that town. There's a gas station, though, at the corner of the main innersection. And I've been told that sometimes there's a feller workin inside. But I never seen him.

The county or some such went and put up bunch of speed bumps on the main road goin through. No reason to. No one ever really passed through. And then after they did that, I heard stories o' young punks who knew where the place was playin games of tryin to speed through, over the bumps. Like some kinda damn ride. And the challenge was to go fast and not stop and to go all the way through, and not get stuck in middle of that town.

Because many know that's a town you don't wanna get stuck.

The kinda place if you're not from around those parts, and you happen to come upon it, you'll never come upon it again after that. Because it's not on any map, far as I know. And it only exists for some.

This is Locust Hill.


* * *

June Driver is a horror writer in West Virginia who lives in a cabin in the woods with her cat Mexie. She (June) likes to sleep during the day like her cat, and write at night, with no sounds but those of the wind in the trees outside her window and insects at her front screen.

OTHER STORIES BY JUNE DRIVER:

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The Shower
The Garage



Blood Snow: A Neolithic Tale of Terror
by Zharel Anger
$0.00, 28 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #10,523 in 45-Minute Literature & Fiction Short Reads
Evil lurks in the ancient dark forest. Those perilous dangers have protected the Aljo-Gari tribe for generations. This year, however, the pleasant weather and mild climate have made the forest uneventful. Irritated with the monotony, Thulvia rashly ventures out to find excitement worthy of the nightly story circle. The forest does not disappoint; unspeakable terrors await.


Eye Of The Siren
by Raymond Johnson
$0.00, 9 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #790 in Fairy Tale Fantasy
During a voracious storm a group of sailors are forced to abandon ship and row to shore. However they are fully aware that the storm isn't natural and can hear the sirens calling them, singing a beautiful lullaby, putting them into a trance, and leading them ever closer to the jagged rocks. One of the sailors isn't falling for it and bails out of the rowing boat only to later discover the beautiful sirens’ true appearance, while unaware that he too has been manipulated by their enchanting spell.


The Final Ingredient (Jeremy's Weakness)
by Amanda Lawrence Auverigne
$0.00, 50 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #1,578 in Horror
Albert makes a terrifying discovery in a library.
The Final Ingredient is a prequel to the Horror Novel Jeremy's Weakness.


Hollow Home: An Orithin Short Story (Orithin Short Stories)
by Mychaila A. Rose
$0.00, 8 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #xx in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Horror
A Dagdian woman searches the ruins of her life for the last memento of her love.


JINNS: short horror story about teens in a haunted mansion
by Joesph Abraham
$0.00, 32 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #xx in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Horror


Horror, mystery, drama, and discovering the inner “Sherlock” is what Mehak experiences after realizing that she has escaped the ordinary a long time ago when she is faced with her reality in the middle of thick Sharan Forest. Things turn out to be scarier than she deciphered that the short stay in the secluded town of Balakot was destined to be there. All five of them were pieces of puzzle, the parts of a grand plot that was clearing itself up like the clouds from the horizon of reality. Mehak, along with her friends embark on a journey towards a peaceful place where they end up struggling with their peace.

Let’s find out how things take wild turns and get immersed in this bone chilling plot based in the middle of humongous mountains and a secluded valley.
A descriptive timeline of a cliché teenage adventure turning into a lifelong nightmare and a series of unexpected events. From paranormal dilemmas to spine chilling cliffhangers, this book is packed with a zigzag of nature’s dark side and an insight into inception of the demonic entities.


The Shadow Roads of Night
by Ebony Jasper Eldritch
$0.00, pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #xx in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Horror
The drive from Dover to Edinburgh is a long one. The containers full of goods from the continent came into Dover by ferry and to Folkstone by train under the channel, then they all got divided up and sent out to different distribution centres for different companies and firms. Our lot, for example, got dumped in a little town just north-west of Dover, named Whitfield. That’s where my drive began. From there it’s seven and a half hours, 462 miles, to the supply centre in Edinburgh. It’s a route I’d done a thousand times before, easily. Ten years at the company and by now I was pretty familiar with all their routes. Dover to London, Dover to Cardiff, to Birmingham, to Manchester, and to Edinburgh. Suffice to say I knew what I was doing. I knew what lay ahead. You people that live in the light, that inhabit the daytime, you have no idea what’s out there. The dark is not empty. You’re just blind in it. This night, though… this night was different.




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Notes and Tips


I started making these lists for my own use in 2013 when an Amazon policy change gutted all of the web sites that listed free Kindle books. Before the policy change, those sites would get some amount of compensation for directing people to the Amazon web site. After the policy change, they lost all compensation for the month if most of their referrals that month were for free books. So most of those web sites stopped listing the free books.

I use the description "newly free" for these book lists. That means I won't list a book again if I've listed it recently. There are so many books that are permanently free, or frequently free, that it makes it difficult to find "newly free" books manually looking through the Amazon search results. There are just too many repeats every day. But I have included the links to those Amazon searches on the category headers, so you can always click the link to see the full list if you'd like. My process just extracts the "newly free" books from those search results, by keeping a record of books I've listed in the past.

The lists are designed for easy navigation through the books. Clicking on the blurb of any given book will bring the next book in the list up to the top of the screen. This makes it easy to quickly go through them one-by-one. Each category header has an index of the various categories available, and also shows the number of books available in each category. Clicking on the category header itself will bring up the full Amazon search listing of free books for that category.

If you're in Canada, Germany, or the UK, clicking on the "CA" or "DE" or "UK" link in the top right hand corner of the document will change all of the book links from USA to Canada or Germany or the UK. But they may not be free there as they are in the USA. Usually, but not always.

If an author classifies their book as belonging to multiple genres (e.g. fantasy, horror), it will only be listed in the first genre that I process. I process the sub-categories of a major category first, so that the book will be listed in the more specific category.

The rating and # of reviews will be highlighted green to flag ratings above 4.5 stars with more than 50 reviews.

Horizontal bars above the blurbs may be red. You can ignore that. They're just reminders to me that I have already purchased that book.


Free book searches on Amazon

Three ways to search for free (or Prime) books on Amazon:

Currently, there are about 90,000 free Kindle books, a thousand "Prime Reading" books, and over 1.6 million "Prime Eligible" books. With only a few exceptions, "Kindle Unlimited" means "Prime Eligible". "Prime Reading" offers unlimited loans per month, while "Prime Eligible" is just one loan per month.

From the initial search results, you can drill down into categories and use any of the left navigation bar filters.

Those same searches with a keyword:

Click on the "search" part of the "results for" line and you can change the search term to whatever you desire. Then you can continue as before and use the normal drill-down and/or filter choices.


Reddit Groups

There are two Reddit groups that regularly have free Kindle books listed:

Kindle Freebies
Free E-Books


eReaderIQ

The eReaderIQ web site is a price tracking service for Kindle books. It allows you to set up watch lists for books and authors, and then they will send you an email alert when a book reaches a certain price, or an author has a book with a price reduction.


BookBub

The BookBub web site will send you email alerts with handpicked recommendations on books, for your selected genres. Some are free, others just have price reductions.


Galaxy Magazine

Galaxy Science Fiction was an American digest-size science fiction magazine, published from 1950 to 1980, and they are now offered free online:

https://archive.org/details/galaxymagazine?sort=-date

​They can be downloaded as mobi files for the Kindle as well as being read online.​ Used to be one of my favorite SF magazines. I almost always had one with me when I was in high school.


Overdrive

If you're more interested in mainstream books, check to see what options you have from your local library. Many use the Overdrive or Libby sites to loan out Kindle books. If that's not available to you, or your local library has a limited collection, the "Free Library of Philadelphia" has an extensive Overdrive collection, and an out-of-state library card is only $50 per year. Less than half the price of KU.


Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg, founded in 1971, is an Internet archive of free public domain books, created via a volunteer effort that digitizes and archives such books. You can download the Kindle format of a book and then transfer the book to your Kindle directly using a USB cable or by emailing it to your Kindle via its Send-to-Kindle email address using your email client or something like the Amazon Send-To-Kindle tool or an eBook management tool like Calibre.


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