| World Undone: Book One - Instigation|
by Andrew Costello
$0.00, 210 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #13,403 in Dystopian Fiction
A new drug hits the streets, scrambling the brain chemistry of all those who take it, rapidly transforming America’s millions of drug addicts into the frenzied killing machines known as triggers.
With their bodies decomposing and minds completely unhinged, these real-life zombies are terrifyingly fast and inhumanly strong, capable of withstanding dozens of gunshot wounds, while inflicting acts of sickening violence against anybody unlucky enough to encounter them.
Amid the chaos, a rag tag group of strangers find themselves thrust together, with their only hope of survival being an evacuation point at a nearby airfield. But as they try to reach it in time, they quickly discover that the triggers are not the only threat they face.
| Suck It: The Artemis Necklace Series|
by J.J. Russell
$0.00, 344 pages, 4.8 out of 5.0 (10 reviews), #152 in Dark Fantasy Horror
I'm Vianne Vanator and I'm an alcoholic. And, apparently, a vampire hunter.
Turns out I'm the descendant of a famous female vampire hunter. However, without a magical necklace, I don't have the same abilities my ancestor did to annihilate bloodsuckers and other supernatural beings that go bump in the night.
The problem is, I didn't know any of this until vampires tried to kill me, a vampire hunter saved me from them only to then kidnap me, and I accidentally made a deal with a hellhound.
Not exactly the day I expected when I went to work this morning.
If I want to continue having a pulse, I need to stay one step ahead of the vampires and beat them to finding the Artemis Necklace. Luckily, I'm being helped by a pushy hellhound (who might also be okay with ripping me to shreds) and a veteran vampire hunter (who, ahem, kidnapped me).
Yup. This is gonna go great.
Suck It follows Vianne as she learns about her family's history as vampire hunters, comes to terms with a world full of supernatural creatures, and discovers that many of those creatures want nothing better than to see her dead. Buy now to witness Vianne's struggles and triumphs as she navigates this new world.
| Blood Loss: A Vampire Story|
by Andy Maslen
$0.00, 356 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (16 reviews), #30 in Horror
Vampires are real. Deadly. And very, very hungry.
Caroline Murray thinks vampires are the stuff of fantasy. A successful lawyer, engaged to a brilliant, if erratic, scientist, she has no idea of the horror about to engulf her.
Ariane Van Helsing knows all about vampires. Her family have been fighting the lamia, as they call them, for centuries. She tries to convince Caroline of the danger facing her and her fiancé. She fails. At first.
In a series of journal entries, texts, emails, blog posts and "Hunt Books", we learn how Caroline discovers the truth about vampires. Their leader in the UK, Peta Velds. And what she has to sacrifice to defeat them.
This is not a teen romance, or a swoony fantasy about pale-skinned hunks who just can’t help lusting after a drop of the red stuff. BLOOD LOSS is a brutal, unsparing, bloody book about the creatures who feed on us in the dead of night.
| Preternatural: A psychological horror book (Preternatural Trilogy 1)|
by Peter Topside
$0.00, 164 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (6 reviews), #10,727 in Psychological Thrillers
This fast-paced adventure is a must-read for horror aficionados and lovers of all things that are scary, gruesome and thought-provoking.
Welcome to Meadowsville, the home of the most popular urban myth, Mr. Smith. This viscous, vampire-like entity rules over this booming town by any means necessary, slaughtering its citizens, and upholding a long-standing tradition. Follow several residents as they form an unlikely alliance to combat the common threat of this dangerous monster and embark on an undertaking that will change each of them and their town forever.
| The Status Quo Executor: Because the world is not as we see it|
by Sandra C. R. Barata
$0.00, 225 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #372 in Occult Horror
Angelica works for a secret agency responsible for keeping the status quo of the world. Saving human kind from its own destruction and preventing extinction of Life on planet earth.
In a World that relies on virtual foundations, where all social systems depend on what does not physically exist, where everyone devotes more and more time to technologies and gadgets that merge us all to a virtual reality, where trends and fashions are promoted by the same virtual means, how do you know what is real and what is not?
Imagine that the world is not what you see. That History as you know is an illusion, that religions are not what you think, and all tales are true and someone is watching and playing us, manipulating our reality.
What Angelica does not know is that the agency is also manipulating her, hiding the truth about her true identity. And what she really is, is too dangerous to be unveiled.
| The Status Quo Executor: When The Worlds Collide: Volume 3|
by Sandra C. R. Barata
$0.00, 143 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #29,817 in Occult Horror
The world is about to end! All the volcanos around the world are about to erupt at the same time due to global warming.
Lava, pollution and ashes will kill and forever end life on planet Earth.
An alien revelation changes everything. Men will see for the first time the truth as it is.
In this third and final book of the series Joshua and Angelica realise that their entire life time work was in vain.
At the verge of the end, nothing really matters. Could it be so?
Can these two executors equipped with supernatural powers win this fight? Or will this be the end of all things.
| The Crimson Code: Der Mystiker Schield|
by Randee Ray
$0.00, 146 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #6,868 in Magical Realism
An alliance built between the Occultists and Blood Feeders to protect the lives of the unsuspecting Mensch, and protect the downfall of all mankind. Anastasia P. and her comrades at the Counsel are in for the fight of their lives as their worst fear comes to life. The Spectre is back after five hundred and fifty years. Unprepared for a battle like this, they must race against the clock, to save all mankind.
| His Beloved|
by Ashton Baker
$0.00, 98 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #3,578 in Two-Hour Teen & Young Adult Short Reads
Everybody has a soulmate, even vampires. Ariana's about to learn that the hard way.
| Kali's Vengeance: The Fall of Jordan|
by Tera Parker
$0.00, 135 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #xx in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Vampires
Kali stumbles upon a hidden underworld of supernatural creatures living secretly in human society while seeking revenge for her brothers death.
| FAIRYTALES FOR THE DISENCHANTED. Volume 1: Dark tales to torment the soul.|
by Michael McAdam
$0.00, 187 pages, 1.0 out of 5.0 (1 reviews), #33 in British Horror Fiction
Take a walk into the deep dark woods and let this collection of dark and wickedly gruesome tales lead you to a place where the sunlight never reaches. There you will find all manner of depravity and the journey will fill you with dread. Tales of murder, tales of woe, revenge and pure evil with a splattering of dark fantasy. These ‘Fairytales’ are strictly for the ‘Disenchanted’ so be warned, don’t trust anyone you meet along the way. If you like your fiction to be truly disturbing...take my hand and follow me. The deep dark woods await.
| When a Witch Loves a Werewolf : Thanks My Big Bad Wolf|
by Carole Pelland
$0.00, 355 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #129 in Dark Fantasy Horror
“Good job, my little witch,” he almost purred. “You can handle yourself.” He sounded so proud.
I beamed at him. “Thanks my big bad wolf,” I said, laughing.
Jamie looked astonished at my nickname for him. His face broke into a grin again. He pulled me into him, wrapping his arms around me, holding me tightly against his chest. He was so warm. His body felt so strong. He could break every bone in my body but he held me so delicately. I put my arms around him, nuzzling into his neck. Why was I trying to break my own heart now? This could not continue. But it did. My body felt like it had caught on fire when Jessie pressed his lips against my ear. He licked and kissed the tender skin on my ear and neck. Goosebumps sprang up all over my body. He sucked and nibbled my earlobe. Shivers ran through me. This was getting out of hand and I was thoroughly enjoying every second of it. Another storm was brewing. This one was not just in Ambrosia or at school. This storm was inside me.
Synopsis: Jamie is a witch, the Maiden of her Coven, which means that one day, she will ascend to become the Mother of the Coven and in her old age, the Crone. She is the pride and joy of her family though feared and avoided at school. She has no interest in socialising anyway, until she meets him.
Jesse is of royal werewolf blood, the next Alpha King. He is adored by his family and schoolmates. His devotion is to the Pack who protect the town, that is, until his eighteenth birthday, when he phases and realises she is his mate. Can a witch love a werewolf?
The wind howled like a wolf in the presence of the full moon. The rain hammered against the roof. Thunder boomed in my ears and lightning streaked across the sky, illuminating my dark bedroom momentarily. I sighed. The weather matched my mood. Toady was the first day of my senior year at Ambrosia High and I was less than thrilled about it.
In Ambrosia, werewolves ran the school. They were so naturally athletic that almost every single one of them was a star on some sports team or the other. Jocks, I grumbled inwardly. Humans adored them and in return, they were given protection. The Ambrosia Wolf Pack protected the town from any and every possible threat. Witches, on the other hand, were respected by humans out of fear. They were captivated and frightened of our magic simultaneously. I, as the Maiden of the Ambrosia Coven, was the most feared, which is ridiculous because I was the shyest and most introverted person at the whole school. I chuckled to myself. I was not looking forward to another day of people scampering away from me and whispering and exchanging nervous glances as I walk by. I had really enjoyed my time at home this holiday season. I spent almost all of it indoors, except when the moon was full. I could not resist a full moon. My mother would say I must have a little werewolf blood in me. I laughed at the thought. Witches observed the full moon too. The lunar phases corresponded with different spells. The wolves did not own the Moon like the owned the school.
I showered, letting the warm water run over my long dark brown curls and golden skin. I closed my large hazel eyes to shut out the water and the world. When I was done, I put on my school uniform. Yes. I said it. School uniform. Ambrosia High had a strict dress code. We were only allowed to wear our own clothes on Fridays as a treat and today was Monday. Fridays were also half day, ending at twelve. Every other week day dragged on from eight in the morning to four in the afternoon. At least the uniform was actually flattering. It was pretty cute to be honest. Girls wore knee-length, pleated lavender skirts with light grey buttoned down shirts tucked in. The girls’ skirts had puffed sleeves which I personally loved.
| Sharaigns Cairn|
by Mace Styx
$0.00, 15 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #109 in Horror Short Stories
Short stories by Mace Styx:
How Sharaign met her end is not recorded. Whether some hero did eventually succeed in bringing her to heel we shall never know. Though there are complimentary legends about the crozier of St Dunstan, a saint already famed for his battles with the devil, being used to strike her dead. What is recorded, is what was done with her remains.
For those who don’t know, a ‘cairn’ is a roughly assembled pile of loose rocks. They usually consist of larger rocks at the bottom with smaller fragments balanced precariously on top the higher it becomes. These most ancient and most basic of sculptures, can be found across the world, from the mountains of Tibet to the trails of the Andes.
In some cultures, the custom is to walk around the cairn, completing a full circle before continuing on your way. In others, it is customary to add a rock to the edifice, balancing it somewhere on the pile every time you pass, as an offering or gesture to the spirits of the mountains, the forest, or wilderness you are about to enter. For some, the cairn is a primeval and potent symbol of man’s instinctive need to project order onto the chaos around him and his innate desire to create. Sharaign’s Cairn is different. The tradition with this Cairn, is to try not to look.
Standing in the center of Fuller’s wood, the pile of rough hewn stones, looking at times like a dismantled dry stone wall, is around 4 feet in height. It is positioned on a small island of rocks and moss around which run the streams of Hazel Brook. There is a reason for this.
The brook, with its two streams flowing around this island, creates a barrier. For it has long been known to those who know such things, that a witch cannot cross running water. Sleeping beneath the pile of stones, at the center of the wood she once called home, Sharaign is trapped by the brook on her tiny island. Sharaign’s Cairn not only marks the old crone’s grave, it also acts as her prison. Her soul cannot cross running water and so she is forever trapped.
Or at least she should be, but then, there is the old adage, that ‘just as the serpent found its way into Eden, so evil always finds a way in’. Hearing the news about Tony tonight, I fear that the adage has proven to be true.
It was only two days ago, when, full of the false chimera of bravery that comes with too much ale. Tony Flannigan, a man well known in the area, accepted the bet that may well have been his undoing. It started, as many a bad idea does, as a joke in the local, where after a short and mostly truthful discussion of how Fuller’s wood and that old pile of stone had terrified them as kids. The men’s sharing of truth gave way to bravado and Tony, never one to take a knock to his ego lying down, made a ridiculous claim.
| The Crows & The Shadows: A Urban Fantasy Detective Series (Birth Of A She-Devil Book 1)|
by Olivia Bates
$0.00, 37 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #24 in Horror Comedy
Bethany Sanders, a promising young Detective is ready to begin her next case.
When she is transferred to an isolated town she soon realises that this would be a case like no
other. Something much darker is afoot.
While she is determined to solve the case, the truths she uncovers will ultimately change everything.
This new information suddenly propels her into a new unfamiliar world. She finds herself constantly in a battle of fact and fiction.
Bethany must embark on a life changing journey.
What will this new discovery lead to?
Will it cause untold damage and destruction or will it lead to a brand new world?
One thing is for certain, nothing will ever be the same again.
| Monster Girl in My Closet (Master of the Monsterverse Book 1)|
by Jamie Hawke
$0.00, 336 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (185 reviews), #13 in Occult Horror
Some people have nightmares of finding a monster in their closet, but how many fantasize about it?
If you fall into the latter category, you get me. There I was, simply working to program my visual novel and find my muse, when BAM! Monster girl in my closet.
Needless to say, she changed my life. For the better at first, sure. But then there was the hunter, and the crazy lady who spoke of another world where the monsters live.
So the adventure began.
WARNING: Monster ladies, adult situations, and violence abound.
| The Unwanted Guests|
by Marios Eracleous
$0.00, 72 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (11 reviews), #495 in Gaslamp Fantasy
If you like dark magic, werewolves and frights in the night then this is a story for you.
An action packed novelette full of transformations and incantations that will have you turning the pages until you reach the end.
Edward Sampson is excited to be celebrating the launch of his debut novel and gathers his friends and colleagues at his recently inherited manor house. However, something has been unleashed in the woods and has brought blood to his doorstep. But what is it? And coincidentally, something is also troubling Edward’s butler, Lupin. With his guests arriving, a terrible stench hangs in the air. However, the party is organised, so what could possibly go wrong?
| In the Shadow of Monstrous Things|
by Joel Preston
$0.00, 327 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #4,126 in Occult Horror
AN ANCIENT CURSE. A STORY FROM MYTH. CAN HE LIVE IN THE SHADOW OF THE MONSTER WITHIN?
Joshua Dare has just graduated university. To escape the uncertainty of his future, he has attended a modern rite of passage. A European getaway.
On a wild night in Greece, a mysterious barman tells Josh that he is going to have a particularly lucky night.
Hope turns into bitter betrayal when Josh finds himself walking alone, through the dark woods of Corfu.
Only he's not alone. In those woods, destiny comes for him in the form of a terrifying monster from ancient myth.
But was it a dream? A vicious bite left no scar and dried blood seems to be all that remains of his lucky escape.
Back home in Australia, the secrets of that night are revealed in lunar light.
When the full moon rises in the tropical city of Cairns, death follows. Legend becomes reality as Joshua struggles to confront the changes within.
A local policeman and his friend, Jesse, knows something is connecting Josh and the spate of bloody massacres in Cairns. And he's not the only one.
Now, Josh has been thrust into a world of hidden organisations, shady government operatives and old secrets revealed only in the light of the full moon.
Get ready for a supernatural thriller with BITE!
Inspired heavily by Greek mythology, In the Shadow of Monstrous Things is an exciting new telling of an age-old monster story, with some unexpected twists along the way.
Written by Australian author Joel Preston, the novel provides a new look at an age-old monster, and is a must read for fans of the genre.
Not only that, but apparently a larger story is at play, one soon to be explored...
For action, horror, gore and a little romance, look no futher than In the Shadow of Monstrous Things.
Follow the author at joelprestonauthor.com or on Facebook @JoelPrestonnovels!
| Fall From Grace: Avenging Angel Series 1|
by Eden Crowne
$0.00, 181 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (6 reviews), #30 in Occult Horror
At a West Hollywood bar, mix one part Angelic vengeance with a tall shot of Reaper hellfire, add a deadly dose of Fallen Angel, and there's going to be Hell to pay.
Evie Grace loved her job as a vice detective, men, and Happy Hour – though not always in that order. Then she was murdered. As a new Avenging Angel, Evie can handle the white wings and Celestial Mandate to avenge the innocent. But falling in love with a Reaper she’s been ordered to kill? That’s complicated.
Her Celestial duty is clear. But Evie's never been very good at following the chain of command, which is probably what got murdered in the first place. But what Evie doesn’t know could plunge her into a darkness from which there is no return. Even for an Angel.
Cowboy-turned-Reaper, Nathan 'Trick' McKitrick, had his own reasons for selling his soul. Now he's been given the chance to get out of the contract by a Fallen Angel. Just one last, dirty job. Kill the woman he’s falling in love with.
| The Shadow of Clay (The Children of Clay Book 4)|
by Ono Ekeh
$0.00, 350 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 reviews), #8 in Metaphysical Fiction
The government wants her mind and body. Her demon wants her soul. Her god wants her dead.
Bridget Blade's husband conspires to exploit her powers. Her demon plans to destroy the world and hold her captive. The government is closer than ever to unmasking her espionage. With her world closing in, Bridget plots to evade her demon, her husband, and the government. And if all goes right, she will escape forever to a parallel world where they would never find her.
Enjoy this science fiction/fantasy that combines hard sci-fi with visionary fiction, plus a healthy mix of international/political thriller.
| TICK-TAUK INTERVALS OF BLOOD|
by LOWE SIVERS
$0.00, 64 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 reviews), #16,816 in Occult Horror
A year ago, the killer Tick-Tauk had gone on a murderous rampage on Halloween. It ended in a final confrontation with Laura Hale. Since that night a year ago, Laura has struggled to move on with her life and has a nagging feeling Tick-Tauk may still be alive. Laura’s anxiety builds as Halloween nears and who can say how this Halloween will turn out.
| City of The Djinn: A Short Horror Story|
by Stories From The Attic
$0.00, 17 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #4 in Western Horror Fiction
In the west, the ‘genie’ is a figure of fun. A pantomime character made of primary colours and cartoon features. An example, if ever there was one, of how the West tries to tame its terrors by laughing at them.
In the East, in Nusaybin, people do not laugh at such things.
Here the word ‘djinn’ is whispered in reverential hush. The things to which it refers are considered not only real, but dangerous. For in these places and to these people the djinn are not just stories, they are the cries in the desert, the heat of smokeless flame. Here the djinn are real and here, they mean you harm.
| The Evil of 1950: A Cosmic Horror by TheManNamedJ (The Ones From Before Book 1)|
by TheManNamed J
$0.00, 56 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #211 in Occult Horror
The year was 1950. Over 1,000 miles off the coast of Okinawa and in uncharted waters of the Pacific Ocean. A strange island has made itself known. An island that is said to be of ancient origin and containing valuable resources. The United States and a privately funded company known as Project Torchlight dispatches an expedition team consisting of selected men of different services, and scientists. But little do they know, somewhere deep in the mysteries of the cosmos, this island is unlike anything known to man, and what is there is something that should remain unawaken. An evil that is beyond comprehension, and the human imagination. An evil unlike anything before. Prepare to step into the void and encounter an evil unlike any in the first book of the Ones From Before trilogy.
| Phoenix Blood: A Will Castleton Adventure (Will Castleton (Paranormal Detective))|
by David Bain
$0.00, 24 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #56 in Noir Crime
In this suspense-filled short, "slightly psychic" U.S. Marshal Will Castleton receives one of his most powerful visions while delivering a federal witness - all he knows is a blood-covered man holds a kidnapped woman captive in a motel room somewhere nearby. Within minutes Will is racing through the streets of Phoenix - can he fight and subdue the serial killer and rescue the woman, all while keeping his witness safe? Although it can be enjoyed on its own, "Phoenix Blood" is the first chapter of DARKER SHADES OF PARADISE, the forthcoming third book in the Will Castleton series.
The suggested Will Castleton series reading order:
BLOOD & DONUTS (short story)
WILL CASTLETON: Darker Shades of Paradise
1. PHOENIX BLOOD
2. ISLAND GHOSTS
3. COLD TIDE
THE CASTLETON FILES
RETURN TO ANGEL HILL
THE HOUSE IN CYRUS HOLLER
More Will Castleton stories and novels are forthcoming.
Will also appears very briefly at the end of GRAY LAKE: A NOVEL OF CRIME AND SUPERNATURAL HORROR, a non-series stand-alone novel. It would fit in between BLOOD & DONUTS and PURGATORY BLUES.
More Will Castleton stories and novels are forthcoming.
“Island Ghosts” and “Blood & Donuts” also appear in UNTIL YOU CAN SCREAM NO MORE - more than 50 dark stories by David Bain!
Will also appears very briefly at the end of GRAY LAKE: A NOVEL OF CRIME AND SUPERNATURAL HORROR. It would fit in between BLOOD & DONUTS and PURGATORY BLUES.
David Bain is the author of the Will Castleton paranormal investigator series, the Riders of the Weird West series, the Green River crime and horror series and many more novels and story collections (several co-written with C. Dennis Moore). An award-winning journalist, Bain is also a speaker and writing teacher, having taught writing to literally thousands of students over more than 25 years.
| Say His Name: Lucifer's Boy Scout (Lucifer's Children)|
by L.D. Wosar
$0.00, 40 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #258 in Occult Horror
Dr. Lauryne Michel had everything going for her. After years of hard work, she landed her first job as an OB/Gyn doctor at a medical center in Seattle. When driving home to celebrate with her fiance, Trey Benton, the roads leading home were icy and the visibility hindered with thick fog. With the inclimate weather and a small animal in the road, her fate was decided and her perfect life ended.
While under the guidance of archangel, Daniel, she learns she’ll remain in limbo as she still has unfinished business on Earth. This boggles her but there is hope in sight when Daniel informs her to contact a detective from the underworld, Ezio Diavolo, by saying his name three times.
Will Ezio successfully get her out of limbo? Or will their findings be too traumatic to make Lauryne not want to continue and stay in limbo forever?
| Little Sinner: Lucifer's Songbird (Lucifer's Children)|
by L.D. Wosar
$0.00, 25 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #160 in Occult Horror
Lana Chanteuse seduces her audience every night at Mitch’s bar. But she’s an ice queen. She sings two sets and leaves the audience panting for more. The men all want her and the women want to be her.
Jon Mitchell, bar owner, listens to Lana sing and hears the lonely behind the love songs. Lana never speaks but two words to Jon, as all she wants to do is drink her glass of whiskey neat, before she takes her chosen lover home. However, someone from her past, Ezio Diviola, pays for a visit with only the intention of engaging in their sordid ritual before he leaves a message for her regarding Jon.
After a few hours, Lana learns Jon’s secrets which paint a different picture of him than she’d imagined. Will his secrets drive her away or will Jon learn her secret, which could be his undoing?
| THE LOBISOMEM CYCLE|
by Eliel Roshveder
$0.00, 14 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #220 in 30-Minute Literature & Fiction Short Reads
The number 12 is the Order of Benjamin by the side of the light closing with the tribe of Benjamin whose symbol the wolf and in the cosmos is the Aquarius, the opening of portals on earth, portals of the cosmos. On the dark side, the wolf is also the symbol, but now the wolf on its dark side of lycanthropy and magic.
The chaos-devouring wolf that grew stronger in the pandemic that ravages the world and thereby left the veins of the world open for the Dragon to descend.
The Dragon that in the cosmos is represented by Ofiucus, the Serpent, the thirteenth constellation of the Zodiac that is part of the current, modern Zodiac.
For Revelation 12 to be fulfilled and the serpent takes over the world, the Wolf must open the way.
The wolf's path is opened with pain and death and that is why we see so much massacre in the world.
| Say goodbye to misty : A voretube story (1)|
by Vore Tube
$0.00, 4 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #821 in 15-Minute Teen & Young Adult Short Reads
Voretube presents a brand new story about a girl named misty her favourite hobby is swimming but one day her friends crocodile needs babysitting and everything turns upside down
| The Jewish guard of auschwitz: A Holocaust memoirs of concentration camps in Nazi Germany|
by Whitehold A. Jr.
$0.00, 6 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #xx in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Occult
Noah Cohan was 21 years old when the SS troops of the German Nazi Party who controlled the exceution and torturing of Jews and Romani in the Auschwitz-1, took him from his village in Krakow, Poland. Noah falls in love with an amazing girl during his way to the camp. During his time in detention centre he faces traumatic dark psychological behaviors.
| The Deal|
by M P
$0.00, 24 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #xx in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Occult
He only had eyes for her, but was willing to give his soul. Was it a deal with the devil? Or was it all just a dream?
| Hotel Ishup (A J Hugo Short)|
by J Hugo
$0.00, 92 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #xx in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Occult
A severe storm rages around Trevor's car. Shelter is all he needs right now, but the light in the distance, despite yielding hope, also feels sinister somehow.
Trevor's life is about to become a lot darker as the hotel grips him tighter and tighter. Is leaving an option? Where is Rebecca? Did she ever exist? Hell, did Trevor ever exist outside of this place?
No, everything is fine, just fine. Trevor can take a breath, relax... everything is just fine.
| The Fervor Of Thy Saints : (Short Story)|
by Travis W. Weaver
$0.00, 38 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #5,475 in One-Hour Teen & Young Adult Short Reads
One night in the chapel of a great tower of war, a servant of faith named Candlekeeper Liudolf meets a visitor on an errand that will challenge his beliefs, and threaten to shatter the world as he knows it. Join Liudolf in a short story by author Travis Weaver that courses through time itself in pursuit of terrible, otherworldy secrets and hideous truths.
(Short Story; approximately 14,182 words.)
| Unlucky (Mr. Oliander Book 1)|
by Simon Walter
$0.00, 77 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #91 in Two-Hour Teen & Young Adult Short Reads
Lucky is a gambling man, who takes to it harder after the loss of his beloved wife. Enter Mr. Oliander. Or, Oli to his friends. Lucky is introduced to Oli through a close friend, thought weird, he seems harmless. Oli offers Lucky the chance of a life time for one single dollar. He will win every bet he ever places if he pays Oli one single dollar, each and ever day.Will Lucky take up the offer? What will happen if he does?Find out in this thrilling, edge of your seat horror with an ending you'd never see coming.
| Sic parvis Magna|
by Royer de l'Isle
$0.00, 326 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #xx in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Occult
Alex Pretoria is a 28-year-old man with an ordinary life. All of that changed literally overnight. After having a dream about the one God, he was gifted with ultimate power and can do pretty much as he pleases. But this power develops some problems for Alex. The first problem that he now faces is the arrogance of the world leaders that refuse to accept his authority and power, therefore see Alex as an enemy of the world. To tackle this problem, Alex violently disposes of all the world leaders that don't accept him as the new ruler. The second biggest problem the main character faces is accepting the dilemma of right or wrong. He struggles with imposing his view of 'right' on others based on the might makes right ideology. Even with all his power, he worries that he might be wrong. In this book filled with violence, gore and 18+ scenes, we follow the path that Alex chose to establish a new world order.
| Dreams of Thanatos: Collected Macabre Tales|
by William Cook
$0.00, 252 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (18 reviews), #16 in Horror Short Stories
Dreams of Thanatos is a collection of macabre short horror fiction from William Cook, the author of the novel Blood Related.
Supernatural demons, murderers and ghosts roam these pages although the most horrifying aspect Cook describes, is the dark soul of humanity. Whether writing about the psychological horrors of modern life, or things that go ‘bump in the night,’ Cook’s writing is always “intense” and often “visceral” in his portrayal of the macabre.
Included in this collection of fifteen stories is a novelette (Dead and Buried) and the origin story (Legacy: The Eternal Now and Thereafter) behind the novel, Blood Related.
Recommended for adult readers only. Contains scenes of psychological and supernatural horror
"William Cook tells a gruesome story with a sense of authenticity that makes you question with considerable unease if it really is fiction, after all."
–Graham Masterton, author of The Manitou and Descendant
“This man is simply scary. There is both a clinical thoroughness and a heartfelt emotional thoroughness to his writing. He manages to shock as well as empathize, to scare as well as acclimatize, yet beneath it all is a well read intelligence that demands to be engaged. I loved Blood Related. Ordinarily I hate serial killer stories, but William Cook won me over. He is a unique and innovative talent.”
– Joe McKinney, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Flesh Eaters and Dog Days
About King Billy Publications
King Billy Publications exclusively publish the dark literary fiction and psychological horror stories of William Cook. We love publishing stories, both for kindle and print, that appeal to adult readers of Horror, Supernatural, Thriller, Occult and most types of Dark Fiction. KBP strive to bring you fresh, new kindle stories throughout the year. Our high standards of editing, formatting, lay-out and quality content, ensure that Cook’s frightening tales of serial killers, ghosts, haunted entities, vampires, villains, monsters, demons and other Gothic grotesquery, are presented to you in such a way that you’ll want to read more. KBP are also the publishers of Fresh Fear: An Anthology of Macabre Horror featuring stories by Ramsey Campbell, JF Gonzales, Jack Dann, Charlee Jacob, Robert Dunbar, Adam Millard, Christine Morgan and BillieSue Mosiman to name a few. So if you love dark psychological thrillers laced with literary horror, check out KBP’s range for some of the best new horror books in 2018.
| Out There (The Ted Armitage Trilogy Book 1)|
by Amy Cross
$0.00, 156 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (42 reviews), #3 in British Horror Fiction
She's a single woman whose car just broke down on a desolate stretch of road.
He's a psychopath who kidnaps lone women and tortures them on his farm.
They're both about to meet their worst nightmare.
After getting snatched from the side of the road, Charlotte Walker finds herself in a fight for her life. She soon discovers that her captor is a serial killer who has gone undetected for years. While escape seems impossible at first, Charlotte eventually realizes that she might have one chance. But even if she managed to get away, what else is waiting for her out in the forest?
Charlotte soon finds herself in the company of another, very different man. John Harrison lives alone, and the last thing he wants is to be disturbed by outsiders. When Charlotte arrives, with her captor in hot pursuit, she quickly learns that not everyone wants to be a hero. Some people just want the world to pass them by, and John Harrison in particular is willing to do anything to make sure that he's left alone. Even if that means taking a few prisoners himself.
Out There is a horror story about a woman fighting to survive, a killer who desperately wants to make sure that his crimes go undiscovered, and a man who wants nothing to do with either of them.
by Julia Ramirez
$0.00, 507 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #26 in Teen & Young Adult Royalty Fairy Tales & Folklore eBooks
Ever since she was young, Lilliana Norland lived the life of a mercenary with her father, Jack. Until one night, a seemingly easy mission of guarding a royal carriage results in Jack being called back as a knight of the round table, prompting Lilliana to join the prestigious Officer Academy. Surrounded by royals from around the world and students vying for top positions, she swiftly finds herself in a world she never dreamed she'd be a part of.
Friendships, secrets, and forbidden love become the new norm while she's in attendance but with a mysterious disturbance in the ether, war looming overhead, and a wedding she can't escape, Lilliana must learn who her real enemies are and what she's willing to do to protect the ones she loves.
| Ghost Town: A Western Paranormal Mystery|
by A.J. Thibault
$0.00, 448 pages, 3.9 out of 5.0 (28 reviews), #2 in Western Horror Fiction
Three people, 3 days, trapped in a ghost town 100 years in the past.
Brilliant but burned out CIA operative Richard Hart has a midlife crisis. He wants out of the intelligence game for good. But he can’t resist his last and only opportunity to meet the legendary V.M. Moodbain, a grand CIA Chessmaster, who will do anything to keep him engaged.
When Moodbain does not show up for their rendezvous at the appointed time, Hart realizes he has been set up as a pawn in a dangerous cat and mouse game. He finds himself trapped in a desert ghost town in a military experiment gone wrong, 100 years in the past. And there is no way out.
Hunted by ghost riders and desperadoes, Hart must quickly identify what is real, or he will be confined forever to a living nightmare with the spirits of the past.
| The Sacred Emblem: An Urban Fantasy/Mystery Adventure|
by Cleon Carnegie
$0.00, 268 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (5 reviews), #100 in Children's Paranormal, Occult & Supernatural Books
Sometimes we all need a way to emerge from the darkness of our realities and enter into another space and time.
Have you considered that everything that happens is due to an interwoven fabric of intentionality that we don’t understand? There are unseen forces pulling the strings of our consciousness--and sometimes to overcome adversity we must tap into the abstract, the spiritual.
There are truths about this existence that we’re blind to until our very lives are put on the line. Explore your inner mechanisms and channel them to conquer life's greatest challenges.
Cleon C. Carnegie’s The Sacred Emblem will take you through a whirlwind of grief, loss, and resilience into a world where everything is possible.
13 years ago there was an event which would send ripples through the very fibers of Phillip Pelana’s future and fate, though he has no memory of what transpired. A beloved father has disappeared. A dear friend has died. Phil’s long-awaited destiny has followed him to this very moment, where he must navigate his ancestral demons.
The path Phil must follow to unravel the truth behind his father’s disappearance and his friend’s untimely death will take him to a dark place where he will face old evils bent on delivering insurmountable chaos to an otherwise easygoing life.
Go down the rabbit hole with Phillip. Discover how to investigate the construction of your present through the very ghosts which brought it to fruition. Journey through time and space with The Sacred Emblem.
In this book you’ll experience:
✅ An intuitive journey through the inner workings of a young mind
✅ An investigation of purpose, intention, and destiny
✅ An unpredictable, inspiring novel full of philosophy and suspense
Suspend all you think you know is real. Add Cleon C. Carnegie’s The Sacred Emblem to your cart TODAY!
Excerpt from The Sacred Emblem. Reprinted with permission
| Stolen Prophet: A Horror Supernatural Thriller (The Prophet's Mother Book 1)|
by Julian M. Coleman
$0.00, 178 pages, 3.8 out of 5.0 (23 reviews), #1 in Black & African American Fantasy Fiction
Will It Take a MONSTER to Find a Missing Prophet?
An intense and erotic urban fantasy from the IAN 2016 Outstanding Paranormal/Supernatural book of the Year author. Right at the beginning of The Prophet’s Mother trilogy, Julian M. Coleman weaves a haunting tale of parental loss, heartbreak, and sacrifice.
Evie Adamson isn’t ordinary despite her outward beauty. She’s much more than a single mother and flower shop owner. In reality, she’s a demigoddess. Victor is her intellectual and psychic nine-year-old son. He’s nicknamed “prophet” by his classmates, a label he hates. Somehow his paranormal ability seems to fail him when he is kidnapped after leaving the school playground.
Evie, who swore off using her dark powers, is beyond hysterical. She’s also supremely ticked off. How dare someone take her child?! She uses her supernatural arsenal in the guise of a vengeful black SPIRIT. Distraught and enraged, she hunts the snow-encased city during the holiday season. Dead bodies pile up in the morgue.
There’s only one person who can find the stolen prophet: the logical and determined Homicide Detective, Harry Kurosawa. But first, he must believe the unexplainable, or more people will die.
| Scary tales of adult life: Short stories|
by Valentina Basan
$0.00, 10 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #xx in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Horror
Each of us has our fears: someone is afraid of the dark, someone in terrible nightmares dreams of balls of poisonous snakes, and some shudders at the very thought of a cemetery or grave.
A collection of short stories called "Scary tales of adult life" consists of three creepy stories that take place in real life near us. In each of these stories, there is no mysticism, ghosts, or severed hands, but there are stupid, greedy, hungry for fame and profit, people who are ready to sacrifice everything, including the health and life of their loved ones.
| HOURGLASS (Short Psychological Horror)|
by Cameron Terence
$0.00, 21 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #183 in Psychological Fiction
A 28 year old man wakes up in a concrete cell with no windows.
The only thing in it is an hourglass.
What happens when the sand runs out?
My mind was racing, but slowly it focused only on the hourglass. I stopped wondering who had done this to me, or why as I watched the grains of sand slowly flowing down. It transfixed me. Each grain of sand falling filled me with an instinctive fear.
Something terrible would happen when they all fell. I knew it deep in my bones.
This was a test of some sort, but I had no idea what it meant.
| Death Lake Motel|
by Rod Little
$0.00, 128 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #2,131 in Horror Suspense
Every kill has a reason
On their way to a secluded lake in a blustering rainstorm, three weekend fishermen pick up two girls stranded by the side of the road. In need of a landline and shelter from the storm, they take the girls to the nearest motel. When they arrive, the check-in clerk is already dead. They search the rooms and find more blood, with all the guests as dead as the phones.
And one of the killers is still there.
When their car is stolen by a stranger, stranding them at the corpse-filled motel with little chance of help in the storm, they must search for clues to avoid the killer and stay alive. But the biggest clue is about to come after them. This was no robbery. These killings had a purpose.
Plenty of vacancies at the Death Lake Motel.
A twisted thrill-ride from the #1 bestselling author of The Whisper Killer and On Gravedigger Road
A short mystery/horror thriller with a dark twist.
| Flight of the Carriage.|
by Keith Cashin
$0.00, 13 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 reviews), #8 in 30-Minute Teen & Young Adult Short Reads
Three men in a race for their lives. One with dark secret, one loyal to a fault and one who's not what he seems.
| PERFECT HAUNTING (Perfect Stories Book 3)|
by Steven Douglas Brown
$0.00, 74 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 reviews), #15,128 in Two-Hour Literature & Fiction Short Reads
In the small town of Perfect, something is happening at Danny Curry's house. Something scary.
| Dead Eyes|
by Devon De'Ath
$0.00, 360 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 reviews), #1,433 in British Horror Fiction
Some sights shouldn't be shared.
What if you could view the final, terrifying moments through a murder victim's eyes?
What if those visions left you helpless to alter their outcome, but you shared every nuance of the experience?
When Gillian Crane's imminent happiness is turned upside down through a heartbreaking betrayal, her downward emotional spiral almost has terminal consequences.
As efforts to rebuild her life unfold, a supernatural connection with the sinister actions of a demented psychopath dominates Gillian's recovery.
Once the stakes are raised closer to home, she can no longer sit by and do nothing.
| Seth.5 Black Knight: Seth book 5: The Seth Miller Books|
by Andy Swindells
$0.00, 79 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 reviews), #85,354 in Two-Hour Literature & Fiction Short Reads
The fifth and final book in The Seth Miller series. This Time Seth has to track down a brutal murderer who has been killing children for decades. A fast-paced thriller with plenty of horror.
| Reaver: A Riven Wyrde Novella (The Riven Wyrde Saga)|
by Graham Austin-King
$0.00, 73 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #1,520 in Nordic Myth & Legend Fantasy eBooks
The Reavers of the Barren Isles, the wolves of the sea. Raiders that course out from their island home to plunder merchantmen and villages both. The oarsmen of these reaving crews are feted as heroes among men. Destined for a life of blood and glory.
For Klöss the choice between the life of an oarsman, or the safe, mundane, existence of his father's shop was an easy one. With help from his uncle he has his dream within reach. Now his training is complete, he is able to seek work with any of the reaving crews of the Barren Isles. But there are those that will always look to his uncle as the root of his success.
In a bid to stave off whispers of family and favour, Klöss finds himself seeking work from the Low Docks, a place ruled by the underbelly of Hesk rather than by the sealord. A place where names and birth are ignored as easily as laws. But there are worse things than whispers and rumour, and on the decks of the reaver Klöss finds that cruelty and greed are easily eclipsed by madness.
| MY LOVELY BOY: A Psychological Horror|
by Amanda Green
$0.00, 117 pages, 3.3 out of 5.0 (11 reviews), #30 in Horror Short Stories
Phoebe first meets her Great Auntie Val at her 19th birthday party.
The family are thrilled to have a new family member.
Then Phoebe meets Paul whom his mother calls ‘My Lovely Boy’
Life will never be the same again…
This is a very dark, psychological, twisted, sinister tale, that comes with a warning; incest scenes, sex and child abuse.
| Through Their Eyes: A collection of dark and thought-provoking short stories|
by Amanda Green
$0.00, 203 pages, 3.5 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #40 in Horror Short Stories
A collection of five short stories: Dark Drama & Psychological thriller/horror…
Some of the reviews for the separate stories…
‘… disturbing and sad… deals with themes of murder, abuse, self-abuse, sex, love and loathing, to mention a few…’
‘Fast paced, explicit at times and at other times horrific…’
‘The explicit nature of the material is non-exploitative, and in keeping with the book's tense, foreboding tone.’
‘A spare, suspenseful short story which, in an economy of words, conveys great emotion and maximum involvement.’
A dark journey on sexual and domestic abuse with great messages….’
‘…great, well written and compelling short story that, unfortunately, could happen in real life.’
‘Amanda uses her words well and quickly builds up the plot in a clever way leaving the reader to sometimes put the pieces together. She treats her readers with respect by not explaining everything in detail. This makes for a fast moving short story.’
| Terrors- Volume 5|
by Billy Wells
$0.00, 52 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (1 reviews), #36 in Horror Fiction Classics
A collection of horror/thriller stories with surprise endings to chill you and thrill you to the bone.
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 if you dare.
The average Amazon review rating on all Billy Wells Horror collections is 4.3!!
The terrors include:
THE BABYSITTER: A psychotic female teenager cooks up an elaborate scheme to pose as a babysitter for a wealthy couple, rob them for road money, and murder their little boy to punish them for being rich.
FOOTPRINTS IN THE SNOW Jeremy White stared in disbelief at the footprints in the snow leading away from his front door, and none coming to it. He suspected Billy Smith had broken into his house during the night, and he wanted some payback.
CHRISTMAS EVE: It’s the night before Christmas and something’s in the house, and it’s not Santa.
LIFE AFTER DEATH: A believer tests his faith by entering a contest to win five million dollars or suffer death by lethal injection by answering yes or no to the question, "Is there life after death."
FORBIDDEN FRUIT: A father buys purple fruit at a roadside stand that turns his youngest son into a ravenous ghoul.
| Horror Stories: 45 Short Stories of Horror (Book 9)|
by John S. Nelson
$0.00, 334 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #4 in Horror Short Stories
45+ Short Horror Story of True Horror and Chilling Murders, Scary Ghosts, Supernatural Horror & Haunted Houses (Best Horror Short Stories Anthology Collection)
so you think you’ve heard it all–the really scary ghost stories. At this point, nothing can scare you. We beg to disagree.'
A young woman’s night-time escapade goes eerily wrong. A man is forced to relive the horrible accident that tore his family apart over and over again. An underground thrill through ancient catacombs proves disastrously horrific. A young boy is haunted by the scarecrow in the fields behind his home. And a woman is revisited by the ghost of a psychotic killer in the most dreadful of ways.
Lucita and her best friend Nicolas were on shopping. While they were walking at the shopping centre, Nicolas found a leather wallet. It was a bit big and brown. Lucita looked at him and said: "Open it. Maybe there is a identity card or driving lisence. So we can learn whose wallet is it." Nikolay confirmed her and opened the wallet. There was a piece of paper. Nikolay examined it, something was written in that paper. Lucita took it and read: "If you found this wallet and if you read this paper, you will be doomed". They thought it was a joke and ignored.
| Stormie!: An 18+ book|
$0.00, 124 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #30 in Psychological Fiction
"Stormie!" is a book about a cat but not just any cat my cat I rated it 18+ but even if you are 60 you are still too young for this book It is a cold blooded book about a cat that can see and communicate between the veil of the living and the dead! It will make you cry! It will make you pout and it will scare you! Had you ever felt like watching a horror movie that you weren't alone anymore? This book has that effect! This book is a lot but most of all bloody and mean! This is not a book for the faint of heart. Have you ever really faced hell? If you've really lived in hell, this book is for you! a cold-blooded book full of blood, fear and impotence. This book is not a gooey love story about a cat! This is one like very few! One like you have never read before! Keep in mind that you are going to be scared, and that you may close this book and never pick it up again, which may be the better thing to do! Stormie is an 18+ book about a cat who can see and communicate between the veil of life and death. Beware this book contains a lot of blood and difficult situations! I put him on 18+ but I think that is still too young What if hell really exists? And what if at any moment you could be put into suffering again and again in a hopeless dark place where death lurks everywhere? Can you pack yourself up or do the same thing as Roy? Who no longer knows it all and tries everything to get out of it to be withdrawn again and start suffering again. Luckily he has Stormie by his side but how long does it take for her to turn her back on him like everyone else does? In the process of writing Stormie hasn't been hurt, although it remains a quirky beast #Stormie! Get hyped and spread the word!
| Morphine: A Darkness Short Story|
by Taiden Miller
$0.00, 14 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #82 in 30-Minute Literature & Fiction Short Reads
On April 15th, 2011, all man-made electrical systems stopped working. The day is remembered as Black Friday. Now humanity lives in an era called The Darkness.
The Church forbids unbelievers from having children, and Kassie Shaw just found out she is pregnant. What does the future hold for Kassie and her family? Prepare to have your heart broken.
By Taiden Miller, author of the Darkness series.
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.
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.
There are two Reddit groups that regularly have free Kindle books listed:Kindle Freebies
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Notifications of new listings will be made in various GoodReads discussion groups (e.g. Amazon Kindle), as well as on the Reddit FreeEBOOKS group. There is also an RSS Feed.