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Cinco de Zombie: A Pre-Apocalypse Post-Taco Zombie Novel (The Silvercrest Experiment Book 1)
by Albert Aykler
$0.00, 234 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (11 reviews), #1 in Science Fiction Adventure
Zombies, deadly chipmunks, tacos, and an out of control infection.
So, reality, but funnier.

Sid Singleton came to the El Coyote Gordo hoping for decent tacos and salsa fresca worthy of the name. Instead, he found zombies as zombie as any zombie ever zombied. Now it’s up to him to find every last staggering flesh-eating fiend in the surrounding Coyote National Forest in order to stop this local infection from making the world into a great big apocalypse enchilada.

A grande burrito of a novel seasoned with snarky wit and unforgettable characters, it is book one in a series full of zombies, deadly chipmunks, and dark humor. Fans of Zombieland and John Dies at the End this is just your cup of infected gore!

From Chapter 6:
I made it out to the parking lot in time to see the dishwasher pedaling away on his bike followed by a gruesome sombrero’d silhouette. Against the parking lot light, the tassels of that big sombrero dangled in time with the left forearm hanging by only a few stretched tendons from the place where the cook’s cleaver had chopped it. I heard his soccer dad sneakers scraping the pavement in dead bass notes under the receding high-pitched squeaks of the dishwasher’s bicycle chain.

I wondered, would I see any sign of that cool soccer camping Dad demeanor if I looked in his eyes. I saw no difference in his behavior. From here, he was all zombie, no dad.

Containment: A Zombie Novel
by B.A. Hippsley
$0.00, 415 pages, 3.6 out of 5.0 (9 reviews), #21 in Post-Apocalyptic Science Fiction (Kindle Store)
A bizarre medical experiment has gone horribly wrong producing a pestilence of terrifying man-eating zombies. The military fight to control the epidemic by setting up a containment area. But with the armed forces running out of options a deadly final solution is ordered.

Cut off from the outside world the isolated backwater town of Armstrong must fight the growing paranoia and the numbers of infected in a battle for survival.

CONTAINMENT: A terrifying thriller set in the early days of the Zombie Apocalypse.

The Walking Dead: Infection in Doomsday (Book Series 2)
by Di Qi Tian
$0.00, 1400 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #40 in War Fiction (Kindle Store)
When the end of the world comes, all your past is nothing. It doesn't matter who you are, whether you are rich or poor. The only thing you need to care is survival. People rob food, water, shelter and even corpse. The ultimate goal is to flee from them.

Death Was Just a Joke
by N. C. Brooke
$0.00, 59 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #368 in 90-Minute Literature & Fiction Short Reads
Bo's boyfriend Evan has just lost his brother and seems to have a difficult time in accepting his death. One night, after deciding to mess with a ouija board at a party, strange things begin happening. Bo becomes concerned for her boyfriend as he seems to slip away, but why? Why do the zombies surrounding the community seem to be acting so strange?

My Loaded Gun, My Lonely Heart: A Horror Novel (Vitus Adamson Series Book 2)
by Martin Rose
$0.00, 242 pages, 2.1 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #4398 in Horror Suspense
"This emotionally charged genre-buster serves up more than a few good punches and won’t disappoint fans of dark fantasy laced with pitch-black humor." —Publishers Weekly

Vitus Adamson has a second chance at life now that he’s no longer a zombie. But after killing his brother Jamie, Vitus lands in prison on murder charges. Jamie’s death exposes secret government projects so deep in the black they cannot be seen—without Vitus, that is.

Sprung from jail, the government hires Vitus to clean up Jamie’s messes, but tracking down his brother’s homemade monsters gone rogue is easier said than done. The first of them is a convicted killer assumed to be safely behind bars. However, it appears he is still committing murder through his victim’s dreams. High on Atroxipine—the drug that once kept him functioning among the living—and lapsing into addiction, Vitus’s grip on reality takes a nasty turn when his own dreams begin slipping sideways.

Vitus’s problems multiply as he deals with his failed friendship with wheelchair-bound officer Geoff Lafferty, his wrecked romance with the town mortician Niko, government agents working for his father, sinister figures lurking in the shadows, and, least of all, the complications of learning how to be human again.

Secret agents, conspiracy theories, broken hearts and lonely souls, the siren song of prescription drugs . . . in My Loaded Gun, My Lonely Heart, readers are invited to discover life after undeath, where there are no happy endings.

Skyhorse Publishing, under our Night Shade and Talos imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of titles for readers interested in science fiction (space opera, time travel, hard SF, alien invasion, near-future dystopia), fantasy (grimdark, sword and sorcery, contemporary urban fantasy, steampunk, alternative history), and horror (zombies, vampires, and the occult and supernatural), and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller, a national bestseller, or a Hugo or Nebula award-winner, we are committed to publishing quality books from a diverse group of authors.

Newly Free Witches and Wizards Kindle Books for 2020-06-03

Blood Ghost (The Hunting Tree Book 2)
by Ike Hamill
$0.00, 286 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (33 reviews), #123 in Occult Horror
Blood Ghost (The Hunting Tree, Book 2)
They stopped the monster, but his blood remained. It soaked into the forest floor, poisoning the New Hampshire soil. The witch fed. She, the Blood Ghost, the thief of life’s essence, grew strong on that blood, and she grew bold. Now she’s taken a new lover. Each drop of his young blood feeds the witch and her evil purpose.

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Back in Maine, Davey is having nightmares again. This time he’s vowed to stop them before they come true. Davey will enlist his distant cousins once again and join them to fight the witch, the Blood Ghost.

“Blood Ghost” is a sequel to "The Hunting Tree".

Witches of Wyvern's Landing: Discovery
by Jenna Ocean Meadows
$0.00, 44 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #26 in 90-Minute Literature & Fiction Short Reads
Violet and Scarlet are just like every other child their age: energetic and excitable. Being twins means having a constant playmate, and they've been thick as thieves since the moment they were born, balancing each other and playing confidante or co-conspirator as needed.

Violet, older by a few minutes (and don't you forget it) is her father's daughter; level-headed, curious, eager to learn. Scarlet is the fierier and more whimsical of the two, always getting them into trouble.

Together, they run around their gardens and into the park near their house, having grand adventures where they fight dragons and brew potions in their wild imaginations.

After all, magical ability manifests by the age of thirteen, and that birthday came and went, and no one in the family has shown any magical inclination that they know about.

They are perfectly normal young girls with their whole lives ahead of them, content with their parents in a grand, comfortable home in Virginia, where nothing dramatic ever happens.

Until, one night, their Aunt Cal – a mysterious and chaotic woman at the best of times, who comes and goes like a summer storm with no concern for the drama she stirs in her wake – visits their parents, a month after their thirteenth birthday.

She comes bringing news of the impossible – magical blood is in their family line. Violet and Scarlet may be powerful witches and must go to Wyvern's Landing immediately to be assessed.

Suddenly, these two perfectly normal girls might not be as normal as they thought they were. A real adventure awaits them at Wyvern's Landing, a magical school hidden in the rural flatlands of Ohio.

Behind the veil and within the hallowed halls, excitement and danger and mystery await, as well as burgeoning power that will require both of them to harness and control.

Winding the Cat's Cradle
by Jo Seysener
$0.00, 35 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (4 reviews), #92 in Holiday Fiction (Kindle Store)
Last Halloween, Sienna turned her boyfriend into a cat – totally by accident. Hidden away in the bayous, Sienna knows she is the Neville Longbottom of the esoteric world. Now it’s All Hallows Eve again, and the young witch needs to help Luke get his body back. But as the evening progresses, Sienna’s nerves are frazzled by her lack of ability and an increasingly snarky cat. In desperation, she summons the shade of her ancient grandmother who waffles on about demons and the Purge during the 1800’s. Left alone, Sienna wonders if she has the talent to return Luke back to his true form at all.

GOTHIC & HORROR - Edgar Allan Poe Edition (Illustrated): The Fall of the House of Usher, The Tell-Tale Heart, Berenice, Morella, Shadow, Silence, Ligeia, ... Hop-Frog, The Masque of the Red Death…
by Edgar Allan Poe
$0.00, 520 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #43 in Horror Short Stories
This is edition presents to you Edgar Allan Poe's greatest gothic & horror stories. His most recurring themes deal with questions of death, including its physical signs, the effects of decomposition, concerns of premature burial, the reanimation of the dead, and mourning.
The Assignation
King Pest
The Fall of the House of Usher
William Wilson
The Man of the Crowd
The Oval Portrait
The Masque of the Red Death
The Pit and the Pendulum
The Tell-Tale Heart
The Black Cat
The Premature Burial
The Oblong Box
The Imp of the Perverse
The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar
The Cask of Amontillado
The Dreamer by Mary Newton Stanard
Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) was an American writer, editor, and literary critic, best known for his poetry and short stories of mystery and the macabre. He is widely regarded as a central figure of Romanticism in the United States and American literature as a whole, and he was one of the country's earliest practitioners of the short story.

Mor'dresh, Call of Darkness: Vaal'bara Historical Society - Volume I
by Viktor Strangewayes
$0.00, 312 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #2879 in Magical Realism

A lifetime spent searching,

digging to find that one small truth. Countless hours expended analyzing the most minute of details.

Curiosity leading to Purpose...
...Purpose leading to Determination...
...Determination leading to Despair.

A single question, simple enough, has led to a never-ending, unproductive crusade.

Does Magic exist?

For some it no longer does. Generations of people, building upon each other through hard labor and technology, have risen from the ashes of what was once a civilization founded in a forgotten truth. Fact has been churned and ground down until it is nothing more than childhood fantasy.

For others, in their minds, in their hearts, they know: life as we live it, human potential as we see it, is far grander than we could ever hope for, ever dream about.

But where has it gone? Why has it been forgotten? Who stole it from us? Those distant questions, seemingly without answer, have all been pulled from the shadows and brought forth to confront a small band of unsuspecting heroes.

Let me take you on a journey, a quest through the past, to show you what we’ve lost, who we can once again become...

...and the sacrifices made by a few for the sake of us all.

GIGGLES: Doctor - Clown - Murderer
by Raven Usher
$0.00, 136 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #7825 in Ghost Fiction
How does a highly trained doctor become a circus clown? How does a circus clown become a murderer? How does a witch bent on revenge use his ghost to kill?

A Tale of Witchcraft: Remedy
by Alan Barr
$0.00, 63 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #xx in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Witches and Wizards
Cursed by nightmares Dougal is spurred on to find a remedy for Samantha.
As he settles into family life, he and his team experience success in the laboratory. His bonds to the present time are strengthened by two new additions to the family. He discovers that his children have inherited his magical abilities.
With a third child on the way a proposed local development forces Dougal to make a heartbreaking decision.

by V S
$0.00, 352 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #xx in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Witches and Wizards
The vast continent 'Blazame' is on fire.
Clash with the Blue-Demons of the Blue-Mountains was inevitable.
The Dark Lord has started to spread his wings. The Evil is on march. Peace and Prosperity of the continent is in danger.
The peace loving people have to act fast! They have to extinguish the fire set by the evil powers.
Finaq, a wizard, who was a driving force for many was lying like a dead on the hot sand of the desert, Ebara.

Who will stand against the Dark Lord?
How many swords will there be in the sheath of 'GOOD'?
Who and how will Finaq be resuscitated?


It was difficult for Prosidith to think of somebody else, as Angila’s beautiful face was in his mind. He knew what has happened to him. White hit the statue Prosidith lost in the thoughts of his lady love, Angila. Prosidith fell down, he then understood that the fodder in his hand was for White and not for him. Prosidith scratched his head.
“Sorry,” said Prosidith. “But, that does not mean you should hit me, I was lost in dream, you know it very well, White. You are my friend!”
White snatched away the fodder from Prosidith.
“Ok,” said the stunned lover. “You are hungry!”
He was desperate to meet and talk to her. From that day, he had been keeping a close watch on Angila. He knew who she was, whose daughter she was, got this information in those few days, but what was happening in her house, it was still a secret for him. There was tight security in and around the mansion of Finaq. That day Prosidith was sitting near the house of the great Finaq, he heard the sound of drumbeat.
People gathered around the town crier.
“Listen, oh the residents of the city of Blaceaon; our royal physician the great Finaq is lying unconscious, for the past few days. We need to get the Golden Flower in order to bring him out of the current perilous situation. The Flower blooms in the mountainous region of Titliya which is far away from our kingdom. Zahur, a Great wizard, a sage is a great link in order to get the Flower. Whosoever gets it will get a price of twenty five thousand gold coins,” shouted the town crier in the accompaniment of the drumbeats.
This news was a shock to the people of Blaceaon, as Finaq was a popular and a very much respected figure amongst the common people. They all loved him.
Prosidith noticed sadness on Angila’s face, even her smile was nervous when-ever he saw her, after hearing the town crier he got the answer. He decided to meet Angila that night as he made up his mind to go in quest of the Golden Flower. He wanted her to be in smiles. The expelled spy had turned into a lover and exploring different lands, he loved the job.
“White, be ready take proper rest tonight, we have to set for an expedition tomorrow morning,” whispered Prosidith in White’s ear. “It will be a great fun, for both of us. You know, we have to bring him back from his un-consciousness for her to smile.”
White glanced at Prosidith. White was a fine and sole companion of Prosidith.
He went near the house of Angila, went near the gate keeper.
“Hey, who are you?” questioned the gatekeeper.
“I am Prosidith,” he replied.
“What brings you hear?” once again the gatekeeper questioned. His fist was tight on his spear.
“Nothing, I just want to see the great Finaq,” replied Prosidith.
“Just go away!” ordered the gatekeeper. “Or?” The gatekeeper raised his spear.
“Ok, I am leaving,” having said Prosidith moved from there.
It was not Prosidith’s nature to give up so easily. He took a round and found that the branches of a huge tree, outside the premises of the house, were entering into the house premises and had intermingled with branches of another tree.
“White, you stay here, I’ll just go and meet my lady love and assure her not to worry, I’ll get the Golden Flower,” Prosidith whispered in White’s ear. White moved his head; Prosidith did not understand yes or no, he kissed White and moved on. “Ok, thank you for your yes.” White hit him on the leg.

by Samie Foster
$0.00, 15 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #xx in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Witches and Wizards
Two siblings, Liz and Denny are on a long drive home from college. But when they take a short cut on the back roads through the woods, they have an unexpected accident. With the car damaged, they find themselves on foot walking through the woods. To their surprise, they stumble across a enormous mansion in the middle of the woods. Despite the oddity of it being there, they rush to the door in hopes to find warmth, shelter, and a working phone to call for help. Yet as they enter, the place is far from welcoming, and the secrets the residents hold may kill them two of them before the night is over.

Newly Free Occult Kindle Books for 2020-06-03

And Hell Followed with Her: Episode One: Lucretia at the Crossroads
by Al McDermid
$0.00, 45 pages, 4.8 out of 5.0 (7 reviews), #98 in 90-Minute Literature & Fiction Short Reads
My family was killed by Yavapai Indians when I was twelve, leaving me stranded in the wilderness of the Arizona Territory. After wandering for some days I was found (how terrified I was) and adopted by a band of Mojave Indians. I lived among them for five years before being forcibly “redeemed” to white society. Months later, my Mojave family was killed by a renegade squad of U.S. soldiers.

I vowed that day to kill them all, and I made a deal with the Devil to ensure I could.

This the first installment in a serial.

The Keeper at the Gates
by Allison Church
$0.00, 69 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (8 reviews), #322 in Two-Hour Literature & Fiction Short Reads
With a well-earned reputation for being rebellious, scandalous, and impossible to work with, Father Donavon Pike has a knack for causing trouble. When he finally gets a church of his own, he truly believes that his life is about to change. Little does he know when he learns a dangerous secret about his much-treasured faith, Father Pike soon finds himself struggling to face the devastating truth behind the lie that he's been calling his life. Learning the unfathomable power behind "The Keeper at the Gates."

Pinnacle City: A Superhero Noir
by Carter Matt
$0.00, 314 pages, 3.7 out of 5.0 (19 reviews), #3168 in Military Fantasy (Books)
Pinnacle City is many things to many people. To some it is a glittering metropolis, a symbol of prosperity watched over by the all-star superhero team, the Pinnacle City Guardians. Beyond the glitz and glamour, there is another city, one still feeling the physical and economic damage of the superhero-villain battles of generations past. The lower class, immigrants, criminals, aliens, sorcerers, and non-humans alike call this city home, looking to make a living, which is becoming increasingly difficult as the two sides of the city seem prepared to boil over into a violent conflict.

Private investigator Eddie Enriquez, born with the ability to read the histories of objects by touch, still bears the scars of his time as a youthful minion for a low-level supervillain, followed by stints in prison and the military. Though now trying to live a straight-and-narrow life, he supports a drinking problem and painkiller addiction by using his powers to track down insurance cheats. When a mysterious woman enters his office asking him to investigate the death of prominent non-human rights activist Quentin Julian, a crime the police and heroes are ignoring, he takes the case in the hopes of doing something good.

Superhero Kimberly Kline has just hit it big, graduating from her team of young heroes to the Pinnacle City Guardians with the new codename of Solar Flare. With good looks, powers that include flight, energy manipulation, superhuman strength, durability, and speed, as well as a good family name, the sky is the limit for her. Upbeat, optimistic, and perhaps a little naïve from the upper-crust life she was raised in, she hopes to make her family, and the world, proud by being the greatest superhero she can be . . . but things aren't always as they seem.

From the minds of Matt Carter and Fiona J. R. Titchenell, Pinnacle City is a pulpy, throwback noir of yesteryear, where two unlikely people from opposite sides of the track must team up to do good in a world full of so much bad.

The Omen Tree
by Fredrick Niles
$0.00, 286 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 reviews), #165 in Action Thriller Fiction
A sleepy town.

A missing person.

A strange figure lurking in the woods.

The small town of Poplar is a quiet, comfortable, and respectable place to raise children. The neighbors are decent and the seasons are beautiful. All is well until the night young Ian Whelan glimpses something moving around in his backyard. Then everything begins to change.

Lies are exposed, bodies are uncovered, and a well-hidden killer is finally dragged out into the light. Slowly, the stark reality of what’s been going on in the gloomy woods and musty basements of Poplar is realized, and this revelation will leave a pile of bodies in its destructive wake.

From the author of Ash Above, Snow Below comes a poignant meditation on how we confront the monsters of our childhood. Equal parts grim and adventurous, The Omen Tree features a variety of adventurous outcasts and deviant rogues that will capture your heart one moment and darken it the next.

Wendigo (Brothers of Steel Book 1)
by Katherine Poe
$0.00, 13 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 reviews), #4836 in Occult Fiction
Sidney Lane and Luca Asti have been hired along with eleven other men to set up a mining outpost along the Rocky Mountains in Southern Canada. They valley is rumored to be littered with gold and completely untouched, a treasure trove of riches for the 1850's. Upon arrival an unseasonably late snow storm traps them within the valley, stranding them with an aggressive hunter with a insatiable appetite. Chilling deaths lead the men to make a desperate decision, one that most will not survive.

by Darby Cupid
$0.00, 48 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (1 reviews), #235 in 90-Minute Literature & Fiction Short Reads
Everyone is assigned a guardian at birth. Someone to look over you, to give you strength and guide you towards a long and happy life. Of course, you don't have to listen to them.
Hayden's guardian has decided she's not taking no for an answer. She'll stop at nothing to keep him all to herself. After all, wouldn't you risk it all for true love?

SCI-FI & FANTASY COLLECTION – Tales of Illusion & Supernatural (Illustrated): Ms. Found in a Bottle, The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar, A Descent into ... Burial, The Oblong Box, The Spectacles…
by Edgar Allan Poe
$0.00, 247 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #79 in Dark Fantasy Horror
Poe was a prolific writer of science fiction and supernatural tales, responding in his writing to numerous emerging technologies. He often included elements of popular pseudo-sciences, dealing with themes such as time travel and resurrection of the dead.
Table of Contents:
Ms. Found in a Bottle
The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar
A Descent into the Maelstrom
The Balloon-Hoax
Mesmeric Revelation
The Thousand-and-Second Tale of Scheherazade
Some Words with a Mummy
A Tale of the Ragged Mountains
The Power of Words
Mellonta Tauta
The Premature Burial
The Oblong Box
The Spectacles
The System of Dr. Tarr and Prof. Fether
The Sphinx
Von Kempelen and His Discovery
The Conversation of Eiros and Charmion
The Colloquy of Monos and Una
Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) was an American writer, editor, and literary critic, best known for his poetry and short stories of mystery and the macabre. He is widely regarded as a central figure of Romanticism in the United States and American literature as a whole, and he was one of the country's earliest practitioners of the short story.

New Werewolf In Town
$0.00, pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #77 in Occult Horror
Makenna Grey has had her share of heart ache. She is jobless, homeless and had just lost her dear mother to cancer. So, Makenna moved from sunny California to freezing Alaska. Now things were looking up for Makenna. She landed a great job, bought a ranch and found a new boyfriend to keep her warm on those cold, cold nights. But, nothing is as it seems in Crow County, Alaska.
Makenna finds some mysterious animal remains buried on the ranch and is accidently infected with lycanthropy making Makenna the new werewolf in town. Or is she?
The Chatfield's were the previous owners of the ranch, and those animal remains would come back to haunt the good people of Crow County. It was going to literally bite them where it huts.
Sheriff Jackson Sunbird, a native Navajo/Alaskan had been raised with the myth of skin walkers. Things had been quiet for many years, however, a beautiful woman comes to town and buys the old Chatfield ranch. Now the beast returns to Crow County to settle old scores. Because blood is thicker when it drips from the massive jaws of the new werewolf in town.

Blue Summer: A Pair of Normal Girls Mystery
by JES Campbell
$0.00, 171 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #186 in Occult Horror
It's July 1980 in Maryland, and the typical haze of humid miasma lays in the air over the farmland laying on the outskirts of La Plata. Amidst the increasing number of abandoned farmhouses dotting the landscape, a series of bloody murders has piqued the interest of 19-year old Hester Hibiscus. With her other-worldly friend, Tempy, they seek out to solve what forces are behind the bloodshed. The pair of normal girls , well-at least from the casual onlooker, traipse between this world and the next to uncover the mystery surrounding the Blue Dog of Port Tobacco.

The Shackled
by Devon De'Ath
$0.00, 352 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #16151 in Occult Fiction

What happens if you die, but you can't let go?

Samantha Riley let go, but found herself sent back.
Now she is estranged from her religious family. Cast out for wayward behaviour. Cut off for holding to a near-death experience that questions the certainty of their faith.

Saddled with a new, unwanted gift to guide earthbound spirits to the light, Samantha lives a hand-to-mouth existence as she walks out a mandate she can't escape.

Meanwhile, a stranded, bereaved and departed husband will do anything to bring his wife back to the half-light.

All that would be challenge enough to resolve on its own. But something dark in the world between has noticed Samantha's activities and isn't happy...

by D. G. McIntosh
$0.00, 35 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #1162 in One-Hour Literature & Fiction Short Reads
Sometimes dreams do come true.

The Queen's Lair
by Ray Merkel
$0.00, 288 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #391 in Gay Fiction
Ever wonder what happens when worlds collide? When the worlds of a powerful Voodoo Queen and a young Drag Queen collide the answer is intrigue and suspense!

While the Voodoo Queen, Locquicia, uses her powers to manipulate the Drag Queen, Krystal Lynn, and her friends she is also manipulating a grad student and her circle of friends to achieve her evil ends.

She performs a Voodoo ritual in New Orleans' oldest cemetery, St' Louis Cemetery #1, at midnight that coerces the Drag Queen and her partner to acquire an extremely rare blossom, a black orchid, which is an integral element in her master plan. At the same time she engineers a personality change in a young grad-student, Rachel Arquette, that causes her to deliver the second essential component. When all the elements come together Locquicia sets her malevolent plan into motion and in a second midnight ritual in Saint Louis #1 achieves her greatest success.

Then as she attempts to tie up the lose ends her plan hits a major roadblock. As Krystal's situation reaches its lowest ebb an unlikely hero emerges. When a young man with unsuspected powers in the art of Voodoo steps in to save the day everyone's fortunes change.

Last Day of a Condemned Man
by Franck Elom
$0.00, 76 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #xx in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Occult
I've been living with this thought for five weeks, always alone with it, always frozen by its presence, always bent under its weight!
Formerly, because it seems to me that years rather than weeks ago, I was a man like any other man. Each day, each hour, each minute had its own idea. My mind, young and rich, was full of fantasies. He amused himself unwinding them one after the other, without order and without end, embroidering inexhaustible arabesques with this rough and thin fabric of life. They were young girls, splendid bishop's chapels, won battles, theaters full of noise and light, and then again young girls and dark walks at night under the broad arms of chestnut trees. It was always a celebration in my imagination. I could think of what I wanted, I was free.
Now I'm captive. My body is in irons in a dungeon, my mind is in prison in an idea. A horrible, bloody, relentless idea! I have only one thought, one conviction, one certainty: condemned to death!
Whatever I do, it's still there, this hellish thought, like a lead specter by my side, alone and jealous, chasing away all distractions, face to face with me miserable, and shaking me with both hands of ice when I want look away or close your eyes....

Marked Mask (Wet Touch Series Book 1)
by Jeffrey Pope
$0.00, 459 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #572 in Thrillers (Kindle Store)
Kevin enters the new city with the hope of starting his life anew, leaving behind his past in the old city. But things didn’t go as planned. He never expected to fall for the daughter of a man hunting for his kind. Few days after his arrival to the city, piles of tortured bodies were found lying around the street. However, when the horror from his past returned, Kevin is forced to end his relationship with his lover –or watch her fall victim to a ghoul who takes pleasure in tormenting him.

The Artefact
by Richard B.
$0.00, 99 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #xx in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Occult
Four small-time criminals use the cover of a lockdown during a global pandemic to steal an ancient gold artefact being displayed in a rural village museum.

An artefact believed to have been used in human sacrifices thousands of years before.

The robbery initially goes to plan, until a fatal confrontation with rival criminals results in the awakening of something ancient and evil...

The Darkness Holds Sway (The Shadow and Soul Series Book 3)
by Lord Buford Somerset
$0.00, 165 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #xx in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Occult
The Darkness Holds Sway is the first collection of short stories from Lord Buford Somerset as he emancipates himself from his hideous fate, portrayed in the novel Entwined.
Lord Somerset writes to hold on to his sanity and alleviate his woes, in the process giving us a peek into his frenzied and terrifying mind. Somerset touches the abyss and it seizes his hand, and he scribes away ten dark fantasies for the world to behold – tales where possession leads to mass murder, loss of love metamorphoses into insanity, and where cannibalism is the apex of romantic love.

by Steven Inman
$0.00, 259 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #7054 in Sea Adventures Fiction (Books)
Travelers to Newhaven often hear dark rumors, whispers about the “grave-flood,” the Stohnentide or moaning tide, the dead mist that rises every few decades. But these stories are only told among travelers: the residents have no memory of any horror, and they avoid looking at the debris, the flood marks...the sudden appearance of new graves shortly after each flood.One November day in 1950, twins Max and Valerie arrive at the Long Island Inn for their shifts, hoping for a short easy day...but the Stohnentide returns, twisting the ocean into a deadly terror as something rides in the wind, to begin another assault.The twins are trapped on Long Island, but one guest, a mysterious researcher, might have an answer, and a way out.

What Lives Beneath
by Alex C. Thomas
$0.00, 19 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #4445 in 30-Minute Literature & Fiction Short Reads
A little boy discovers his family has fallen victim to a horror he can barely comprehend. Can he rescue his baby sister and save himself?

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A Taste of Fear: A Collection of Short Horror Stories
by Andrew Lennon
$0.00, 101 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (18 reviews), #26 in Single Authors Short Stories
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"Andrew Lennon is a rising star of horror." - Iain Rob Wright, author of the Hell on Earth series

On tonight’s menu, brought to you by Andrew Lennon.
We have a collection of short stories, each tailored to give you A Taste of Fear.
Something small to whet your appetite.

For starters we have:

Bite – A lone survivor in a zombie apocalypse
Killing Christmas – A man who loses his mind over the festive season.
Apartment 2B – A taxidermist who decides that it may be time to make his wife, his art.

On the main course we have:

Hunger – A cellar dweller who is looking for something, or someone to feed on.
Silent Scream – A group of campers who are soon to be hunted.
Meet Victor – A children’s horror tale about a haunted house.
Twins – Two sisters who invent a game, and they want people to play with.
Lake – Two lovers who are trying to escape, but can they?
Bad Day – The tale of a man who’s had too much. Eventually he will snap.

For desserts we have:

Bonus stories from Georgia Lennon.

Dolls With Human Hair.
Tomorrow Night.
I am the monster in the dark.

We hope you enjoy your meal and leave here with A Taste of Fear.

Please, come back soon.

The Willows
by Algernon Blackwood
$0.00, 63 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (159 reviews), #2 in 90-Minute Literature & Fiction Short Reads
Classic horror from the prolific author of ghost stories and supernatural fiction, and thought by H. P. Lovecraft to be the best “weird tale” of all time.
“Algernon Blackwood’s novella The Willows uses setting like a master. This story is considered by Lovecraft and others to be one of the greatest horror short stories of all time. . . . I can tell you it creeped me out more than I thought it would. It’s a simple tale: two men traveling the Danube by boat end up stopping at an island of willows to pass the night, and they begin to realize that they have trespassed upon a land that does not welcome them, and isn’t really a part of our own world. I went in knowing that it greatly influenced Lovecraft, and the parallels in ideas and style are readily apparent in the last half of the story. . . . A beautifully written, enjoyably creepy novella.” —ChicagoNow
“Represents a high point in the development of the horror genre—in fact, horror master H. P. Lovecraft regarded it as the best supernatural tale ever written. More thought-provoking than gory or terrifying, The Willows is a must-read for fans of classic ghost stories.” —
“Mind-blowing eeriness . . . [a] slow-thickening, vibrating, vegetable atmosphere of dread.” —
“It’s easy to see why this story was revered by Lovecraft and others. It is a textbook example of the classic weird tale, evocatively conjuring the mystery and otherworldly dread that are the hallmarks of such fiction. It moves a little slowly, but patient readers will be well-rewarded with a deeply unsettling slice of cosmic horror.” —My Weird Life

The Picture of Dorian Gray (Clydesdale Classics)
by Oscar Wilde
$0.00, 204 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (3,571 reviews), #954 in Tudor Historical Romance
Packaged in handsome and affordable trade editions, Clydesdale Classics is a new series of essential literary works. From the musings of literary geniuses like Mark Twain in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn to the striking personal narrative of Harriet Jacobs in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, this new series is a comprehensive collection of our literary history through the words of the exceptional few.

The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde’s masterpiece and lone novel, has endured as a significant piece of literature partly due to its philosophical nature and artful prose, and partly because of the stir it caused upon its initial publication. Published originally in 1890 in Lippincott’s Magazine, The Picture of Dorian Gray—often deemed by Wilde’s contemporaries to be “indecent”—tells the story of an attractive young man eponymous with the title who desires to be eternally young. Dorian is the subject of a portrait by a painter named Basil Hallward, who deems Gray’s beauty to be inconceivably great. Rather than having to age himself, young and egotistical Dorian longs for the painting to age instead so that he can remain young and beautiful. When he sells his soul in exchange for eternal youth—a concept Wilde derived from the German legend of Faust—Dorian begins a life of vice and debauchery with its sole aim being pleasure. Meanwhile, the painting documents each of his sins within its appearance. When Dorian confronts the painting again with Hallward, a slew of unfortunate events unfold.

Abundant with rich, philosophical themes and commentary, The Picture of Dorian Gray is a classic tale that warns its readers of the dangers that come with narcissism, self-indulgence, and ignorance.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Clydesdale Classics)
by Victor Hugo
$0.00, pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (300 reviews), #4973 in Classic Historical Fiction
"As much a love letter to the cathedral as it is the story of two doomed lovers." —Smithsonian Magazine

Written in 1831, The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo is a beloved French gothic novel which centers around the wondrous Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France. Set during the reign of King Louis XI, we are introduced to the gypsy dancer Esmerelda. A beautiful girl, both inside and out, Esmerelda captures the hearts of everyone around her, including Captain Phoebus, Pierre Gringoire, and the hunchback Quasimodo, who is hidden away in the tower of Notre Dame as a bell ringer.

Unfortunately, Esmerelda has also caught the attention of Archdeacon Claude Frollo, Quasimodo’s abusive guardian. Frollo battles with his lust, eventually succumbing, leading him to pursue Esmerelda while leaving morality behind.
A beautifully written novel about love, lust, and thirteenth-century Paris, The Hunchback of Notre Dame will leave readers both marveling at the beauty of Notre Dame and reeling at the lengths that people will go for love.

Packaged in handsome, affordable trade editions, Clydesdale Classics is a new series of essential works. From the musings of literary geniuses such as Nathaniel Hawthorne in The Scarlet Letter to the striking personal narrative of Harriet Jacobs in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, this new series is a comprehensive collection of masterpieces by some of the most famous writers in history.

Door and other twisted tales
by Catherine McCarthy
$0.00, 210 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (20 reviews), #7 in Fantasy Anthologies & Short Stories (Kindle Store)
Botany Bay, 1790 – One by one, a colony of white-skinned pioneers disappear from their camp. Did the legendary rainbow serpent of the Dreamtime, Goorialla, wreak revenge on the ghosts for disturbing its sacred watering hole?

North-east coast of Japan 2011, vicinity of Fukushima Nuclear Plant – Seismic waves on the Pacific Ocean floor cause a catastrophic tsunami. The mythical giant catfish, Namazu, is believed to seek retribution for human greed by creating earthquakes. Could it be to blame?

Door and other twisted tales is a collection of ten dark portal stories, each set in a different time, a different place, yet woven together by supernatural visitations which result in the death, destruction and disappearance of humans in recompense for their actions.

From Plague – the embodiment of the 14th Century Black Death, to Shams – a contemporary tale of the mysteries of quantum physics and the mind, Door and other twisted tales will lead you on a journey through time and place as the consequences of greed, loneliness. fear and impulse, are exposed.

The Gathering (The Lycan War Saga Book 3)
by Michael Timmins
$0.00, 528 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (5 reviews), #12447 in Dark Fantasy

The World is Awake!

Like the pulling back of the tide before the tsunami, a war like no other is about to crash upon humanity! Will Sylvanis be able to hold back the tide of Kestrel’s Weres? Or will she and her own formidable shifter allies be swept away?

Kestrel has gathered all her Weres and now moves to form alliances. E.A.R.T.H or Earth, Anger, Retaliate to Heal, an eco-terrorist group, presents Kestrel with numbers and shared purpose.

Sylvanis, desperate to catch up with Kestrel, who seems to be two steps ahead, is doing everything she can to gather allies to help her fight. Unfortunately, one of her most powerful allies, Clint, has gone rogue, or worse- wild.

While each side prepares for the coming war, other enemies are making themselves known. The United States government fears their power and is making moves to eliminate them, and a mysterious stranger, with a powerful weapon, has one goal… to kill all lycans.

Will they be able to gather their forces in time? Or will the dangers of this age destroy them before they even get started?

Return to the world of powerful Were-creatures that will once again have you on the edge of your seat with heart pounding action and gripping storytelling like only Michael Timmins can provide. Book Two of the Lycan War Saga will leave you begging for the next book!

Kingdom of the Western Wind (The Revolution Series Book 2)
by Clara Martin
$0.00, 190 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #356 in Dark Fantasy Horror
The Revolution series continues in the thrilling sequel to Kingdom of the Northern Sun, Former Army Lieutenant Eileen ODonnell narrowly escapes murderous agents of the fae empire only to find her mission is far from over. Now, with the aid of a clandestine government agency, she must conduct a rescue operation and diplomatic mission deep into the heart of the fae empire, while simultaneously facing her own demons - and the specter of her own madness

Twin Pines (The Chosen Book 1)
by Ginny Bowman
$0.00, 388 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #523 in Horror (Kindle Store)
“We’re all getting together for a weekender. Think camp, lake. You guys interested?”

Everyone wants a friend like Jackson. The type of guy who can light up a room with his smile and has the very best ideas.

Except this time.

This time he and his friends will have to rely on a prophecy that went almost unnoticed. Almost.

The powers-that-be won’t allow themselves to be ignored for long.

Splatter Flicks: How to Make Low-Budget Horror Films
by Sara Caldwell
$0.00, 224 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (7 reviews), #429 in Horror Movies
• Features dozens of detailed interviews with directors, producers, F/X pros, and more • Horror movies get better distribution deals—so they’re great for independent filmmakers • Entertaining and informative, packed with insightful and sometimes hilarious anecdotes. Everyone who’s ever longed to make their very own horror movie needs a copy of Splatter Flicks, a comprehensive guide that shows aspiring filmmakers exactly how today’s most successful creators of horror finance, produce, and market their films. Interviews with the creative geniuses behind such low-budget moneymakers as Dead Serious, Till Death Do Us Part, Scarecrow, and many others reveal such dark secrets as how to make a movie for $ 2,000, how to get the best shrieks from scream queens, how to capture fear on film, how to make the perfect monster...the list goes on and on—it won’t stop—make it stop—aaaaaahhhhhhh!!!!!! Yes, Splatter Flicks is a good way.

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The Converging: Mark of the Demon
by George Straatman
$0.00, 595 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (7 reviews), #600 in Horror (Kindle Store)
After laying waste to the small Washington town of Semelar, the Demon Cynara Saravic leaves the United States with her coveted prize firmly in her grasp. Paving a bloody road of death and despair, that leads her from a remote village in Northern Mexico through the very home of the Roman Catholic Church, Cynara returns to her ancestral homeland of Romania to bask in her triumph and enjoy the spoils of her conquest. The ancient soil resonates with the agonized screams of Cynara’s past victims and these bloody ghosts cry out for retribution. The children of these restless victims will converge upon Cynara, intent upon forever purging her evil from the world. Among them will come Nathaniel Simpson and Jimmy Simms, two men driven to pursue a seemingly unstoppable monster, each driven by their own complex motivations of revenge and closure. Together they will join the beautiful and tempestuous Contayza Prowzi…a living weapon forged in the furnace of long-harboured hatred and vengeance…and confront Satan’s favorite daughter.
As Cynara prepares to meet their challenge, she discovers her greatest adversaries are not the engines of revenge that her past evils have set in motion, but rather love and her own conflicted nature.

Angel’s Child Devil’s Curse
by Jennifer Pierce-Gaeta
$0.00, 271 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #153 in Dark Fantasy Horror
Isabella was a normal girl till a mysterious stranger turned her world upside down. Now she has been plunged into a world that she never knew existed with expectations on her shoulders far heavier than any before. She thought she was human but now is beginning to wonder what exactly she is? Zach tells her she is only half a person. How can that be? Will she fight to save the world or will she falter under the weight of a world of magic?

by Jacob Clark
$0.00, 345 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #19981 in Ghost Fiction
A small town is in the grips of a supernatural war involving Skinwalkers, lycanthropes, ghosts and more. Meanwhile, Vic Blackwell, an investigative reporter has been dragged in the middle by a mysterious librarian.

Land of Fright - Collection VII: Ten More Weird Tales (Land of Fright Collections Book 7)
by Jack O'Donnell
$0.00, 287 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 reviews), #74 in Fantasy Anthologies & Short Stories (Kindle Store)
This is the seventh collection in the Land of Fright™ series of weird tales. The Land of Fright™ series is intended for mature audiences.

Land of Fright™ Collection VII includes these ten weird tales:

#61 - Garage Sale Secrets
A man finds a mysterious item in a neighborhood garage sale that threatens to reveal the dark secrets of his past.

#62 - Thief’s Reward
A down-on-his-luck thief vows revenge on the wizard who has cursed his manhood.

#63 - Open Up a Can of Whoop Ass
A desperately thirsty homeless man opens up a mysterious beverage and is amazed to discover what comes out of the can. Those who have abused him had better beware…

#64 - Staring Contest
The proprietor of a wax museum warns his guests not to stare too long into the eyes of his wax beauties. Because they just might blink back.

#65 - Penny for Your Thoughts
What if enough people thinking about something made it true? What if enough people thinking about something made it happen? And what if those thoughts were up for sale?

#66 - The Candy Jar
The gift of a candy jar excites three siblings. Until they see what horrors come out of the jar…

#67 - Perils of Poorism
Wealthy tourists take a tour of slums in India to get a glimpse of what life is like for the downtrodden and poor. The downtrodden and poor get a glimpse of what life is like for wealthy tourists when their tour doesn’t go as planned.

#68 - Night Watchman
An elderly security guard listens to an old radio show, fantasizing about being a hero from his youth. When a surprising opportunity comes along that allows him to take on the role of his hero, he discovers there is much more to his childhood champion than meets the eye.

#69 - Me, Myself, and Me Again
A man meets other versions of himself from parallel dimensions and soon comes to realize the vital role he will need to play to save millions of universes from destruction.

#70 - Ghosts of Castle LongShadow
The shadow-infecting blight that thrives on the cursed lands of Castle LongShadow threatens the lives of two young treasure-hunters. They must find a cure before their infected shadows turn them into ghosts…

The Game IV New Orleans
by Avery Jackson
$0.00, 62 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 reviews), #xx in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Horror
The saga continues....

by Dave Blackwell
$0.00, 156 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #212 in Horror (Kindle Store)
Two friends fall into a cavern whilst hiking at Yosemite National Park, Harry is badly injured leaving Eric to go and find help, navigating through the tunnels deep into the cavern.

After passing out, Harry wakes to find a large tarantula climbing up his leg, just as he is about to throw a rock, a little girls voice breaks the silence, stopping him. She seems to know so much about Harry, his fiancé and his friend Eric. Angered by his ignorance whilst trying to help him, a blanket of darkness approaches him, a mass of spiders, hissing, scratching and menacing.

Harry is woken by Eric at in the Cavern, screaming and howling in terror. Eric explains he had passed out after landing and he had only just woken him, uninjured, they leave the cavern. Harry cannot get the image of the girl out of his head, the anger in her eyes and the spiders that enveloped him.

Something has awoken deep within the cavern, something that has been hidden from civilisation for so long.

Something that believes the time of mankind is over and wants to reclaim nature.

by Nathan Welke
$0.00, 274 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (1 reviews), #297 in Dark Fantasy Horror
Taylar Maris, the daughter of a famous architect, joins a reality show like no other. The Real Reality Show promises to bring unscripted reality to television. However, it all goes terribly wrong, as mysterious deaths start to occur within the underground setting for the competition...

The Dawning
by Brenda Lim
$0.00, 356 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #111 in Dark Fantasy Horror
A New York City cop is savagely attacked by a mysterious wolf creature, and when he sets out to track down the beast, he finds out disturbing secrets about his own family.

The Horla (Horror Classic) - (The Classic English Edition): From one of the greatest French writers, widely regarded as the 'Father of Modern Short Story' ... Fifi, Bel-Ami, The Piece of String, A Life…
by Guy de Maupassant
$0.00, 40 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #202 in One-Hour Literature & Fiction Short Reads
This carefully crafted ebook: "The Horla (Horror Classic) - (The Classic English Edition)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The Horla ("Le Horla") is a horror story written in the style of a journal by French writer Guy de Maupassant. The story has been cited as an inspiration for Lovecraft's own "The Call of Cthulhu", which also features an extraterrestrial being who influences minds and who is destined to conquer humanity. In the form of a journal, the narrator, an upper-class, unmarried, bourgeois man, conveys his troubled thoughts and feelings of anguish. This anguish occurs for four days after he sees a "superb three-mast" boat and impulsively waves to it, unconsciously inviting the supernatural being aboard the boat to haunt his home. Guy de Maupassant (1850–1893) was a popular French writer, considered one of the fathers of the modern short story and one of the form's finest exponents. Maupassant was a protégé of Flaubert and his stories are characterized by economy of style and efficient, effortless dénouements (outcomes).

A Thief's Lies: Volume One of A Thief's War
by Avery Davis
$0.00, pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #184 in Dark Fantasy Horror
Silloen Fay is the daughter of a powerful noblewoman who rules over the city of Valesport. When a wry thief kidnaps her brother, and the king brings her father south to fight a mysterious rebellion, Silloen struggles to keep her city under control and the remains of her family together. Meanwhile, the sardonic Terothian mercenary known as Dycae accompanies the royals to war, as a bodyguard for the prince. Despite his innate displeasure toward being caught up in royal affairs, he is forced to fight through politics and rebels alike in order to stay loyal to the prince. Or rather, to the prince's wealth.

moisture.: a short story
by Watt Morgan
$0.00, 12 pages, 3.0 out of 5.0 (1 reviews), #17 in 30-Minute Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Short Reads
It's hot as hell in Tenninsi, and Mat's on red light duty. All humdrum until a red coupe blasts through the only traffic stop in down, driven by the man who haunts Mat's dreams. When bodies begin to appear in the pastures and hills surrounding town, Mat starts to lose sleep. Then that red coupe shows up again, driven by that man. Berkhardt Brendtmann.

A heart-pounding short story by horror author Watt Morgan.

Kaiju Rift
by Ian Woodhead
$0.00, 178 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #254 in Post-Apocalyptic Science Fiction (Kindle Store)
They appeared in our cities just days after the great powers signed the armistice, giant nightmarish creatures which utterly destroyed everything in their path. The great war ripped millions of souls from us. These murderous abominations took millions more.

After a century of battling the creatures and their vicious familiars, there are very few of us left. We are becoming an endangered species.

We had no other choice but to keep fighting, despite knowing we were all going to die or end up as part of one of their familiars.

Now, we do have a choice. It's only a glimmer of hope, but we think there's a way to escape to a place where we'd be safe, away from those monsters.

CREEPY STORIES: 10 Creepy Stories to Tell After Dark …
by Jolly Francis
$0.00, 13 pages, 1.0 out of 5.0 (1 reviews), #36 in Children's Scary Stories
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Interrupted: A Short Story
by Billie Dean Shoemate III
$0.00, 29 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #2113 in 45-Minute Literature & Fiction Short Reads
In the small moments of rest that is allowed a being like him, an intruder enters his chambers. She has come to see him; opening a portal to his domain. The dangers of that are infinite, but she shows no fear.

She knows his name. His true name.

And her eyes . . . look so familiar.

Originally featured in the 2017 short story compilation 'Skies of Madness,' Billie Dean Shoemate III releases 'Interrupted' in its own standalone e-book edition with a brand new edit. he considers this one of the darkest stories he has ever written . . . a surreal page-turner.

Ghoul Island: Based on a story by Sandy Petersen & Matthew Corley (Cthulhu Mythos Sagas Book 1)
by Erik Scott de Bie
$0.00, pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #1 in Role Playing & Fantasy Games
Five would-be heroes set out to protect the Hazel's Folly on its voyage to the fabled Farzeen, but a storm of otherworldly power scuttles any hope of an easy job. Now stranded in paradise, they find that not all is as it seems, and old grudges left to simmer begin to boil over.

Darkness and rot bubbles up toward the surface, and madness looms over the island in the form of an ancient evil thought long extinct. And beneath it all, a beating, fiery heart whose course will not be denied.

A novelization of "Ghoul Island," a Cthulthu Mythos Saga, now available from Petersen Games, creators of "Sandy Petersen's Cthulhu Mythos" for 5e and Pathfinder!

Sheriffs Don't Scream: A collection of thrillers
by Cara Williams
$0.00, pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #290 in Paranormal Suspense


In this horror/western fusion, Derick is a timid new deputy that has been assigned to a small town full of ne'er do wells and drunks. A girl is found mutilated outside a church and the deputy's nightmare begins as he struggles to find the courage to deal with a band of Satanic cultists who want to enslave the entire town.

The Children with Black Eyes
by Jason Solloway
$0.00, 18 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #487 in 30-Minute Teen & Young Adult Short Reads
A chilling original origin story for the urban legend of the children with black eyes.

Sisters Of Blood & Fire
by Nik Fults
$0.00, 284 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #55 in Dark Fantasy Horror
In a world where people acquire powers known as quirks, orphans Gwen and Yen Glacie narrowly escape the grasp of a mysterious figure who turns the youngest sister into a bird. As Gwen searches to understand her newly acquired and illegal quirk, she must embark on a journey to find the mysterious figure who cursed her sister.

In Spirit: An Oneiric's Tale
by G.J. Gonzalez
$0.00, 189 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #225 in Paranormal Suspense
Dreams are where the impossible becomes possible. And for Althea, the possibilities are getting dangerous.

Even with the comfort and aid of her best friend Grace, the nightmarish visions persist, seeping into her waking life.

Desperate for answers, Althea now finds herself on a quest through impossible landscapes for the truth--A dark truth that will forever change her perceptions of reality.

Blue Moon of Cthulhu
by Alfred D. Byrd
$0.00, 78 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #2675 in Two-Hour Literature & Fiction Short Reads
Each tale of the Mythos awakens a question in its readers. Are we sure of understanding a Great Old One's speech to us? What's the message of the "Mad Prophet of the Shakers?" What does an unknown star in dawn's fire herald? Should you question a full scholarship from the Disciples of Starry Wisdom? What do humanity's wars mean in light of the Mythos? At what cost does help from another dimension come? What if the Mythos were only a game -- but wasn't? What is life like from a Great Old One's perspective? The Mythos, endlessly mutable, continually tantalizes us with new wonders and terrors. Which of these will this collection hold for you?

The Rosary
by Chris Writes
$0.00, 29 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #1193 in 45-Minute Literature & Fiction Short Reads
When a young man finds a family heirloom, he finds himself haunted by an evil being.

Mrityu Putul মৃত্যু পুতুল
by Anish Das Apu
$0.00, pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #4588 in Children's Scary Stories
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Powder Moon
by D.G. McIntosh
$0.00, 275 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #1378 in Paranormal & Urban Fantasy (Kindle Store)
It is the witching hour. And you are reading this book because you believe yourself to be safe and secure behind whatever hovel is protecting you. Whatever is outside should remain outside. But what can cross the threshold to your fortress? Yes as you sit here reading this novel is there nothing in the room with you? Is there no one or nothing behind you? Are you sure. Maybe we should take a moment and look. Nothing? Good. But have you noticed a chill in the room? What is that noise? Is it just this old house settling? Or something more. Something that is making its way slowly towards you in the dark. No ? Are you sure?

Sparo: The Unlucky Ones
by M.J. Frezin
$0.00, 273 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #907 in Paranormal & Urban Fantasy (Kindle Store)
As it turns out, heaven exists! But what happens when you’re not “good” enough for heaven, but you’re too "good" for hell?

That’s what Nole, a recently deceased teenage boy, is about to find out. After suffering a violent but quick death, Nole finds out that there is such a thing as heaven. It exists in the beautiful, high-tech City of Sparo. Unfortunately, his actions, or lack thereof, have deemed him unworthy of gaining entrance. However, Nole has been given the opportunity to earn his way into the city by serving as a modern-day Knight of Sparo, fighting evil in the name of the Almighty.

He embarks on a mission with his teammates as they fight - physically, mentally, and emotionally - against the evils of the Old World, man and monster alike. But the line between good and evil is not always clear.

Can he survive long enough to earn passage into the city of Sparo, or will his journey prove too much for him?

This epic adventure is full of monsters, Malints, new friends, familiar foes, and just enough twists and turns to keep you wanting more!

About the author:
Jaceley and Marissa met during their freshman year of college. Now, they are following their dream of bringing one of Jaceley’s many stories to life. Opposites in so many ways, one thing they do share is a love for good books. Together, they form a unique partnership, writing under the pen name M.J. Frezin.

On The Moors
by S.G. Grant
$0.00, 54 pages, 3.0 out of 5.0 (1 reviews), #394 in 90-Minute Teen & Young Adult Short Reads
David had never been one for hiking but, under the insistence of his best friend's younger sister, he had agreed to spend the last Saturday of October walking on Dartmoor. It hadn't sounded like such a bad idea at the time, at least until they got caught in a thunderstorm. But there are far worse things that you can be caught by in the dark on Dartmoor.

When things start to go from bad to worse it will be up to David to try and save his three friends and himself from a sinister creature that lurks in the darkness.

What is the creature on the moors? Who is Lavern Danner? And how did none of them notice the house on the moor sooner?

The Phenyx Chronicles
by Samuel Turner
$0.00, 289 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #560 in Science Fiction Adventure
"The Phenyx Chronicles" is the story of Samuel Phenyx, a mostly human, part-vampire superhero with multiple abilities, including flight, ice and fire manipulation, and Invisibility, among others. With his family and friends fighting at his side, he must fight off many different threats, doing whatever it takes to protect them, and the world.

Beginning around the year 1991 and ending at about 2032, this story takes place over Samuel's entire lifetime, from his mother and father's fight to escape a pack of werewolves, to him getting his abilities and eventually having to fight the Angel of Death years later.

Astounding Stories of Super-Science, Vol. 17: May 1931
by Various
$0.00, 300 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #xx in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Horror
No science fiction library would be complete without Astounding Stories of Super-Science, a highly influential pulp magazine of both sci-fi and horror from the early 1930s!

Volume 17 includes:

Mysterious, Dark, Out of the Unknown Deep Comes a New Satellite to Lure Three Courageous Earthlings on to Strange Adventure. (A Complete Novelette.)        

Only Dr. Bird's Super-Scientific Sleuthing Stands in the Way of Ivan Sarnoff's Latest Attempt at Wholesale Destruction.        

Young Lovers of Three Eras Are Swept down the Torrent of the Sinister Cripple Tugh's Frightful Vengeance. (Part Two of a Four-Part Novel.)        

Outside His Laboratory Bruce Dixon Finds a World of Living Dead Men—and Above, in the Sky, Shines a Weird Green Moon.      
The Epic Exploit of One Who Worked in the Dark and Alone, Behind the Enemy Lines, in the Great Last War.      
A Meeting Place for Readers of Astounding Stories.

Hammer Horror: A Novelette
by J.M. Triangle
$0.00, 22 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #xx in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Horror
There is blood on my hands
But it was not I who killed them
It was the other.

A troubled writer battles with his other in this short read. All is fair in blood and gore, but what happens when they despise the same woman?

"I who have known true insanity know that madness is something that should be fought against and not something that should be fought for. And I did fight, I fought with the other, that mad side of me for months. Don’t believe me? Fine, I don’t care. Just keep reading and allow the truth to take you over. "

near death experience: is it real or a fantasy?
by Dr. Alaa Selmi
$0.00, 46 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #375 in 90-Minute Literature & Fiction Short Reads
Dear reader let me take you on an intellectual critical journey, one that I have long spent thinking, contemplating and experiencing both amazement and suspense in which I -personally- enjoyed listening to unfamiliar events.
They opened the door with openness to their shared feelings, they kept making us think deploy about their private experiences, apart from why they told these stories and personal experiences, if they don't need to be believed, I think, at least, they need to expose what they have in depth, which I think is a little stressful for them.
The question that concerns any one here, is it true that those people have lived through real events, in which there are divine messages that preach or warn them? On the other hand, is it the Hallucinations of the unconscious mind; or are some people's mental disorders? Is it a dark health condition based on scientific knowledge that the brain's oxygen deficiency and the presence of a hormonal imbalance in brain chemistry for any reason?
Dear reader! At the end, with all objectivity and clearance, I promise to be honest, as if we were trying to think out loudly.

Songs Of Ship 5: Collection Of Poems
by Nicholas Leonard
$0.00, 37 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #20 in Horror Anthologies (Kindle Store)
A brief collection of poems about a compartment in which broken and lost souls are housed in a style similar to an insane asylum without rules.

Schlock!: Vol 16 Issue 5
by Ian Fletcher
$0.00, 108 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 reviews), #xx in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Horror
In this month's edition, we begin with psychotic poetry from Ian Fletcher. There’s another trip down Picklock Lane from EW Farnsworth, a tale of illusion and disillusionment from the enigmatic 'AD', and meanwhile Forest Creek learns why it should beware Roger.

Jim Mountfield returns with a story of Siam. Carlton Herzog introduces us to Old Puttyface, while Scott McGregor shares a new take on the Faustian pact.

Team Girl return in the Adventure of the Steel Gazelle. The Florentine Vampire ponders the feud with the Lycans. Flora, Fauna and their ranger companion are faced by new horrors in the penultimate instalment of their adventures in the Under the Dark. And Christopher T Dabrowksi has something to share with all you Aquarians out there.

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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


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 Magazine

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

​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.