New free Horror Kindle books for 2017-06-17:

The Hare, Raising Truth
by Laurel McHargue
$0.00, 94 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (6 reviews), #188 in > Literature & Fiction > Mythology & Folk Tales
"Grimm’s Fairy Tales" meets "The Twilight Zone" in this twisted tale of a teenage boy who wants what most boys want. "The Hare, Raising Truth" is not appropriate for children or prudes.

Aeron McCloud doesn’t know how good he has it. When he discovers the magical powers of his grandfather’s crusty old rabbit’s foot, he believes the good luck charm will deliver him from his unlucky past. He’s already dating the hottest girl in school, but he wants more. With his 17th birthday approaching, he plans to get really lucky with Jade.

What Aeron doesn’t know is that Jade has her own plan for him. She’s saving the surprise for his party.

This is not your children's bedtime story. Told from a 2nd person perspective, this adult fairy tale will encourage you to consider carefully what you might desire if you should ever find a “lucky charm.”

If That Looking Glass Gets Broken
by Karl Drinkwater
$0.00, 12 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #111 in > Short Reads > 30 minutes (12-21 pages) > Literature & Fiction
An old couple, alone in the house.

Or are they?

A sample short story from They Move Below.

Wild Jack: Nature Fights Back
by Simon J. Townley
$0.00, 89 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #197 in > Short Reads > Two hours or more (65-100 pages) > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

Nature will not be contained

1832, Dartmoor, England - tin miners find a creature buried deep underground apparently dead, sleeping, or dormant. For a hundred and eighty years, it is guarded, forgotten but contained. Then something stirs…

2015 - the UK government brings in experts to analyse the creature. But they need to act fast. Because the monster is waking up. And it longs to be free.

A horror thriller with a modern twist

When geneticist Lloyd Redmond is lured by government cloak and dagger types into a top secret mission, he has no idea what he’s letting himself in for. He thinks the worse that can happen is leaving the big city behind and having to endure the countryside, with its lack of coffee houses and decent restaurants.

He joins beautiful but frosty psychologist Clare Bolton, stuffy literature professor and ancient languages expert Bill Caruthers, and a rag-tag band of soldiers, civil servants, and special services goons trying to figure out if the monster they see before them is real - or just a pagan nightmare gone wrong.

Is it animal or vegetable? Is it from Earth? Is it sentient? One thing is for sure: when Wild Jack starts to wake up, everything will change. Not least, the people around him.

As the experts scramble to save their own lives, they discover they’re really fighting for something much, much bigger - the future of planet Earth.

(A novella of over 20,000 words)

A horror thriller in the tradition of H.G. Wells, Joe Konrath, and Michael Crichton.

by Tim W Byrd, lakeshia M Byrd
$0.00, 108 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #24 in > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Suspense > Horror
A trip on an excavation turns out to be a fight for survival when a college professor and his students
take a trip to an island off the coast of Costa Rica, there they discover some things are better left undisturbed...within the darkness of Nocturnal..

The Dog Days Of Daniel Wu
by Anna Roberts
$0.00, 117 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #12 in > Literature & Fiction > Horror > Comedy
Doctors, firefighters, nurses, police officers – anyone who has spent their career scraping up the worst messes of human nature will tell you that it’s not all superstition; when the moon hangs fat and full in the sky, that’s when the crazies come out to play.

Public defender Daniel Wu is no exception in holding this belief, especially since he’s licking his wounds down in Florida, home of strange crimes and weirder headlines. This month the full moon yields a meth lab explosion, a jilted lover who dumped an alligator in his girlfriend’s bathtub, and Chester Reagan White.

They picked Chester up walking naked by the side of the highway, barking at traffic and singing ‘How Much Is That Doggy In The Window?’ So far, so Florida, or so Daniel thinks, but as the White case unfolds, Daniel is drawn ever deeper into a bizarre story full of neo-Nazis, bathtub saints, terrified Venezuelan grandmothers, vengeful redheads and a black and white dog named Pablo. It’s a shaggy dog story that increasingly tests the limits of Daniel’s credulity and his sanity, not least because it’s waking some slumbering demons of his own.

The Toymaker's Mansion
by Scott Hamerton, Julie Tarr
$0.00, 355 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #58 in > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Suspense > Paranormal
Gladys Peal left her world behind for a reclusive mansion in a forgotten mountain valley to pry open the Toymaker’s secrets. The Toymaker’s toys were legendary: a mechanical egg that hatched a clockwork chicken at the touch of a warm hand, a shimmering forest of metal flowers that could be set to blossom on command, and a dozen similar pieces kept on reverent display in the world’s most prestigious galleries.

Surprised to find an enigmatic recluse where she expected a cosmopolitan artisan, Gladys is given a lukewarm welcome and unrestrained access to even more wondrous—and undiscovered—creations. Her delight is soon eclipsed by unease and even dread as her probing incites a mysterious presence to paper her room with her notes one night. As she punctures the Toymaker’s veneers, the toys demand their due. But that only stokes her curiosity. Why does the City expect blood? And why does Gladys let herself bleed?

Her sacrifices finally lead her to the basement, where she finds a discordant black box. A monolithic metal casket wrapped around a whirlpool of finely-tuned roiling gears.

It screams.

It screams with the fury of caged nightmares. It boils with the creeping evil of a delirious imagination. In its roars, she hears the stygian fuel for the Toymaker’s craft. In its cadences, she feels the malicious intent of the toys. In its punctuating shrieks, she sees the grisly truth of the mansion.

The Bunker
by Kevin McClintock
$0.00, 39 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #60 in > Short Reads > One hour (33-43 pages) > Literature & Fiction
Adolf Hitler. You've all heard of him; hated him; learned in history books how "The Eagle" died deep down in the heart of his Berlin bunker. Well, I'm here to tell you those history books are wrong - dead wrong. Hitler did not die with a neat bullet hole to the temple. His wife, Eva, did not die via cyanide capsule on a couch next to him. Something horrific happened deep inside that bunker. Something that tore easily into the most defended part of the Third Reich and laid waste to everything in its path. It was the *true* final battle for Berlin. It was not waged in the streets and alleyways of Berlin above, however, but among the narrow, maze-like corridors of the bunker far below. What happened down inside the Führerbunker on April 30, 1945, has remained a buried secret to the rest of the world for countless decades. Until now.

Police in Peril!: 3 Stories
by Reg Dare
$0.00, 39 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #4 in > Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Horror
Three Stories, The Coven, The Witch, The Cult.
Two gay policemen, partners at work and in life, are taken by a coven of witches and warlocks who are planning a full moon sacrifice!

Home to Roost
by Chauncey Rogers
$0.00, 322 pages, 4.8 out of 5.0 (9 reviews), #9 in > Literature & Fiction > Literary Fiction > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
When Brad is sent to live with the other chickens, his life of ease is transformed into one of struggle--for friendship, for love, for survival. But when everything he's accomplished teeters on the edge of destruction, Brad discovers that the true struggle is against evil itself, and it may be a fight that is impossible for him to win.

Inspired by a true story, Home to Roost is touching, beautiful, and dark; a powerful debut novel.

"A heart-wrenching tale of love, mania, fear, and the descent into madness. Chauncey uses simple farm animals to demonstrate the complexities of social pressures, and issues such as love, hate, and death. A beautifully-chilling story, a horrifyingly-addictive read."
-Lara Hues, author of Allies of Ignorance; Arrows; and Archers

Kill the Media: The Lying Media (The God Conspiracy Book 3)
by Jeffrey A. Friedberg
$0.00, 207 pages, 4.8 out of 5.0 (6 reviews), #37 in > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Suspense > Political
A kick in the ass of the Left--by a right wing, conservative writer of American Truth.
Jack said, "The Problem is left wing media bias; the conspiracy of the lying, Islamist, Marxist, U.S. media. It's why the Media Killer is murdering them publicly, one by examples to the rest if they persist in their lies and biases."
Nick sat back. "Well...I'm hardly choked up. In fact, I'm surprised nobody thought of doing it sooner....
Jack and Edward discuss how the President has made himself an American Caesar---a modern dictator, complete with private army:
"...the premise is wrong, Edward; this time there can be no savior of the world. This President has consolidated power and control over the levers of martial law and all communications throughout America. He commands the greatest super-science military machine ever. He has amassed the private army which he 'promised' in his 2008election campaign--on YouTube, by the way. He has now armed it and purchased enough ammunition to shoot every American and 'immigrant,' at least a dozen times."
"You must be exaggerating, Jack."
"No, Edward. He controls the Department of Justice, which has gone deaf and blind on his behalf. He has created domestic U.S. armed forces with their own helicopters and drones. They have been openly and secretly practicing for 'civil disobedience'--not terrorism--in Florida, California, Michigan, Illinois, Pennsylvania, New Mexico, and all over America. In the open, and you can look that up, too. There can be no savior of America, no one man mighty enough to defeat the most powerful force that ever was on Earth."
"...maybe it all ties in together, Nick. It only benefits him. It only increases the underclass of slaves who have to re-elect him to keep collecting their benefits and medical."
"I get it, Jack. He's going to recruit this 'underclass' into his personal armies, too---they'll pull the trigger on the rest of us."

Evelina 2: "We all die Alone"
by Tim Pearsall
$0.00, 218 pages, 4.8 out of 5.0 (4 reviews), #19 in > Literature & Fiction > Horror > Occult
This second instalment takes our characters to a whole new dimension, the Astral plane. Eve slashes a path to Calcutta, while Cairo falls foul of the ghosts of Malta. Susan loses her mind to Boss Bellini while Richard is lost in the wilderness of the dark continent. Expect much murder and mayhem!

Birthday Boy
by Cory Cline, Alex S. Johnson
$0.00, 15 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (9 reviews), #40 in > Literature & Fiction > Horror > Short Stories
Chaz is the type of guy who thinks he will do anything to get laid. His limits are about to be put to the test when he wakes up in "Boy's" barn.

He is the guest of honor at a special party that "Boy" and his family hold dear to the heart.
Some tradition's never get old...

Bits of Bone
by Daniel Volpe
$0.00, 88 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (8 reviews), #222 in > Short Reads > Two hours or more (65-100 pages) > Literature & Fiction
Tales of horror and gore.

Do you like sick and twisted? Horror that pulls no punches and makes no apologies? If so, than this is for you.

Questions will arise. Like, why is it sometimes better to be lost than found? And, what's wrong with the man in the tweed suit? Why some jobs just downright suck? These and many more will be answered in the blood soaked pages of Bits of Bone.

Blackgang: The Trickerjack Trail
by Chris Tetreault-Blay
$0.00, 123 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #21 in > Literature & Fiction > Horror > British
Follow the trail. Play the game. Save your soul.

Betrayed by those he holds dear, Taylor Pike is in need of a change. A chance meeting with a psychic sends him on a mysterious trip across the water to the Isle of Wight.

His only clue is a simple playing card: the Jack of Spades.

A cryptic trail of similar cards leads him to the village of Blackgang, where he meets Papa Loco: a man shunned by the villagers due to his crazy stories of evil lurking in the village. Through the strange old man, Taylor learns of Blackgang's dark history - and its connection to a man known as Trickerjack.

Following his debut appearance in House of Courtenay, the legend of the Trickerjack returns with three all-new short stories: Passenger 29, Road to Nowhere and Queen of Scars. Each story is told against the backdrop of Taylor Pike’s own journey from the Isle of Wight to the depths of hell.

Dark Summoner (The Relic Keeper Book 1)
by D.D. Miers
$0.00, 199 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (36 reviews)
Blend in. Ignore my impulses. Look, but never—under any circumstances—See. These are the rules I live by.

For ten years, I’ve been able to keep my secrets buried. Or at least I had, until a foul, half-human creature showed up and tried to kill me. Now my entire world has been thrown upside down. They say I’m the Keeper. A sentinel, destined to battle a newly risen sorceress who’s dead-set on claiming dominion over both the supernatural realm and ours. To succeed, I must learn how to fight like a warrior, harness the powers I’ve always run from, and locate an ancient relic that’s been missing for two-thousand years.

Yeah, no pressure.

In a world filled with seductive immortals, deadly magic, and forbidden desires, there’s no time for second guessing. Not when the fate of everything I’ve ever cared about is at stake.

A New Adult urban fantasy perfect for fans of Kelley Armstrong, Kresley Cole, Patricia Briggs and Jennifer Estep!

Scroll up and snag your copy now!

*2017 IPPY WINNER - SILVER MEDAL for BEST Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror E-Book*
*FIRST PLACE WINNER, 2015 IDA Awards for Paranormal Romance*
* Nerdy Girl Book Reviews HOT READS FEATURE, RomCon Magazine August 2015*

Slasher: the Escape of Richard Heinz
by Iain Rob Wright
$0.00, 56 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (18 reviews), #2 in > Short Reads > 90 minutes (44-64 pages) > Literature & Fiction
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"Iain Rob Wright blows me away." - J A Konrath, author of the Jack Daniels books.

When convicted killer and certified psychopath, Richard Heinz, escapes from a secure mental hospital, his re-capture falls on the shoulders of MCU agents Dr Jessica Bennett and Howard Hopkins. Entering a dark wood on a rainy night, they must try to understand and anticipate the mind of the sick killer before it's too late.

Richard Heinz is out for a reason, and he’s just taken a hostage.


Iain Rob Wright tackles the sick killer with Slasher, writing a tale that will appeal to fans of Hannibal Lector, The Following, and True Detectives.

Samurai and Other Stories
by William Meikle
$0.00, 266 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (14 reviews), #1 in > Literature & Fiction > Horror > Short Stories

No one can handle Scottish folklore with elements of the darkest horror, science fiction and fantasy, suspense and adventure like William Meikle.

In Samurai and Other Stories you'll find numerous ghosts, many Scotsmen, a big blob, some holy relics, some unholy relics, a Mothman, a barbarian, some swordplay, a shoggoth and a lot of unexpected people.

This collection by veteran author William Meikle brings together stories from the past decade in an exploration of the perils of exploring dark places, both external and internal.


  1. Samurai
  2. Rickman’s Plasma
  3. Home is the Sailor
  4. Turn Again
  5. Inquisitor
  6. The Scotsman’s Fiddle
  7. The Toughest Mile
  8. The Havehome
  9. The Yule Log
  10. Living the Dream
  11. The Shoogling Jenny
  12. The Haunting of Esther Cox
  13. Dancers
  14. The Brotherhood of the Thorns
  15. The Young Lochinvar
  16. A Slim Chance

Proudly brought to you by Crystal Lake Publishing – Tales from the Darkest Depths

Interview with the Author:

So what makes this short story collection so special?
William Meikle: Samurai and other stories contains a real cross section of what I'm all about as a writer. There's fantasy, swordplay, supernatural beasts, sword and sorcery, ghosts, horror, history, humor and a lot of particularly Scottish characters in weird situations. It's also got some of what I think of as my strongest work, whether its in the quieter ghost stories, or the blood and thunder sword swinging. I'm very proud of it as a collection, and Crystal Lake have done a wonderful job in the packaging, especially in the brilliant Ben Baldwin cover that captures the title story perfectly.

Tell us more about your title story.
William Meikle: Samurai is a cautionary tale of being careful what you wish for. A group of shipwrecked sailors find shelter in an ancient abandoned Japanese temple. They proceed to sack it of its treasures - but find, to their cost, that the temple has a guardian, and that service comes with a stiff price. It's a fantasy fable, with more Scots in trouble, more swordplay, and a splash of red gore in the green jungle. It runs in my head like a movie, and in fact, I think it would make a great one, if somebody has the cash for it.

Why should readers give Samurai and Other Stories a try?
William Meikle: It's packed with entertainment, at least I think so. My ethos as a writer is that story comes first, and I like to think that shows in this collection, whether it be in tales of adventure, or misadventure, spooky goings on in coal mines, strange musicians, poltergeists, magial relics, or the people that nobody expects. A wee bit of something for everybody.

Do you have other books featuring these some of the characters in this book?
William Meikle: The main recurring character is Derek Adams, the Midnight Eye, a Glasgow P.I. who keeps getting sucked into supernatural cases. He's in three novels, THE AMULET, THE SIRENS and THE SKIN GAME that are available in ebook, paperback and audiobook,  and he's in a handful of short stories now too. I'm sure he'll be in several more in years to come.

Samurai and Other Stories eBook categories:

  • Horror Short Stories
  • Occult
  • Science Fiction
  • Fantasy
  • Mythology
  • Swords and Scorcery
  • Lovecraftian fiction
  • Detective Noir
  • Thriller short stories
  • Seafaring adventurers
  • Survival Horror

Killer in the Coop
by Jamie C. Pritchard
$0.00, 27 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #61 in > Short Reads > 45 minutes (22-32 pages) > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
“No more pecking at each other. No more wondering if a fox will ever come. Go, the sky is yours.”

Before taking his own life Eli Wray killed 16 office workers. Before that he sent a 51,000 word essay to a news station, inside of which reveals a bizarre world view, but perhaps more haunting than the massacre itself are the differences between the citizen and the madman…often there aren’t any until it’s too late…

Killer in the Coop rewinds Eli’s journey, detailing what factors may have led him to open fire on innocents.

Party At Sheckler's (The Ultimate Evil Series, Book One)
by Alan Spencer
$0.00, 245 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #986 in > Literature & Fiction > Horror
It's hard to have a hangover when you don't have a head!

Dominic Stash, owner of a vintage horror movie releasing company, is invited to a special party. This isn't just any bash. The b-movie master of horror from the '70's and '80's, Stan Merle Sheckler himself, is throwing a real barn burner to celebrate his cinematic career. Everyone who had a hand in Sheckler's success will attend the big event.

Sheckler's mansion is decked out in all kinds of ghoulish surprises. Soon, the surprises turn into dead corpses. Someone is paying homage to Sheckler's films by becoming the deadly villains from his gory epics and slaughtering the guests.

Trapped on the property, Dominic and his date must save themselves by discovering the reason behind the massacre. The horrifying truth will forever alter your sanity and leave you pining for the comforts of the grave.

Don't forget to pay your shock insurance policy.

You'll be needing it.

This release also includes the bonus novella Mom and Pop Monster.

A Thorne in Time: An Eva Thorne prequel novella
by Lorel Clayton
$0.00, 64 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #9 in > Children's eBooks > Science Fiction, Fantasy & Scary Stories > Science Fiction > Steampunk
Before Eva Thorne can accept her destiny, she must learn to accept herself. Eva leaves her family behind for boarding school (that’s a good thing when your family includes necromancers and crime lords), but the foreign city of Gernwold has its own dangers. An intruder, a teacher injured, a stolen necklace left in her room… Either someone is trying to frame her, or they know what Eva really is.

In this prequel novella to the Eva Thorne series, enjoy mystery and magic melded with technology, as you explore the Three Kingdoms and meet all the friends who will one day help Eva become the famous (or notorious) detective we know and love her to be.

Nine Fingers: The Tucson Ripper
by Tony Bowman
$0.00, 294 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (51 reviews), #53 in > Literature & Fiction > Horror > Occult
The streets of Tucson's southside have become a place of terror. Someone or something is stalking and killing young women.

Ward Rickman has come to town to find an old friend. Find him and kill him before he takes another innocent life.

Because it takes a werewolf to stop a werewolf...

Masters of Deceit
by Jeffrey W. Chapman
$0.00, 293 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (5 reviews), #46 in > Literature & Fiction > Religious & Inspirational Fiction > Christian > Mystery & Suspense
The scriptures tell us that we don't just wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of darkness of this world, and spiritual wickedness in high places. Sir Geoffrey Fairchild discovered crucial evidence of the activity of such forces and recorded it in journals that survived, hidden, decades after his death. Now the current generation must weave through lies, the assault of spiritual forces, and insidious plots to stop them from uncovering the journals and discovering the truth of how these forces have integrated themselves in the everyday lives of mankind.

LRR Hood
by Cassandra Johnson
$0.00, 214 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (4 reviews), #101 in > Literature & Fiction > Horror > Occult
The bestselling fantasy thriller author Elle Marshall or as she is better known by her pen name LRR Hood spends her days and nights weaving tales of werewolves inspired by the stories her grandmother told her as a girl with her own little twist. She never gave any serious thought to question if these two-natured creatures were real or not, at least not until she found herself being the potential next victim of an obsessed serial killer.

When she finds a lost cell phone in a blizzard her sleuthing skills start to get the better of her when the twin brother of the cell phones owner shows up at her door demanding to know where his brother is. Marik who has always had a rocky relationship with his twin Gaerik is commissioned by the Council to bring his brother in for the crime of killing a human, a rule that goes against every law that protects them from extension. Going to Elle’s home he is under the impression that she is just another one of his arrogant brothers many flings and not until he meets her, realizing that his brother has been stalking this woman for months, does he truly believe that she isn’t hiding Gaerik in her panty drawer.

Meeting Marik Chaliceman, Elle is given the story that his brother is a deranged fan with a mind detached from reality believing that from reading Elle’s novels it has persuaded his already fragile mind into believing that he really is a werewolf and Elle, his potential mate whether she wants to be or not. Gaerik is already the prime suspect of one woman’s death and Marik convinces Elle to help him find his brother under the guise that she could be his next victim.

While Elle normally finds herself excited to be behind the keyboard with fresh ideas for a hair-raising werewolf thriller with a strong female lead, but she never in her wildest dreams imagined that she would be living it!

Thrust into her own supernatural werewolf suspense Elle finds herself meeting werewolves for the very first time and concluding that grandma’s bedtime stories were a little too close to the truth for comfort. Not only does she find that all her grandmother’s stories were true but she also has her own secret paranormal history with the tribe of wolves from Connecticut buried beneath the bodies of a twenty-year-old feud that resulted in a corrupt council of werewolves who want the Chaliceman family out of the picture for good.

In the span of a few days Elle’s world is turned completely upside down as she begins to reconnect with the past in her birth place of New Haven, Connecticut.

Accompanied by a cast of real life werewolves Elle and Marik’s are in a race against time to find the big bad wolf before he has a chance to make Elle his own Little Red Riding Hood and his most prized kill.

Bedtime Tales of Horror: The Darkest Road
by Bradley Poage
$0.00, 8 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #128 in > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Suspense > Psychological
While on a run Ariel finds herself chased by a truck and the demons of her past. Will she conquer her fears or succumb to the darkness of the road ahead...

Evelina: "Love you to Death"
by Tim Pearsall
$0.00, 232 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #65 in > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Suspense > Paranormal
Evelina is a mutation. Some would say an abomination. She feeds on the suffering of others, and her curse is longevity. Throughout the ages she is drawn to the miseries of mankind, where there is war and suffering you will find her. At times a warrior, a mercenary, an assassin, a whore.
In modern London, Evelina tangles with an ordinary young couple and their lives are changed forever. The huntress becomes the hunted culminating in a showdown with the son of a former adversary. Flashbacks of her former life both illuminate and complicate her unnatural character. The pace is fast, the action bloody and furious.

What Hurts the Most: An engrossing, heart-stopping thriller (7th Street Crew Book 1)
by Willow Rose
$0.00, 454 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (182 reviews), #8 in > Literature & Fiction > Horror

This top-rated mystery-thriller series is on sale for a limited time to introduce you to the wildly popular 7th Street Crew Series from the bestselling author Willow Rose. We hope you enjoy!

You will never guess the ending!

Am I pretty?

Imagine being asked that question standing face to face with a killer. What would you answer?

While her life is going from bad to worse, journalist Mary Mills receives a phone call from her father telling her that her brother has been arrested for murder. Mary decides to go back to her hometown of Cocoa Beach, Florida, which she left twenty years back and has never visited since.

Working with her old friends from the 7th Street Crew, she tracks down the most disturbing and surprising killer this town has ever faced before a shocking conclusion turns everything upside down for them.

Determined to solve the murder and to have her brother acquitted, Mary is forced to face demons from her past she never thought she would have to again.

˃˃˃ What Hurts the Most is a chilling, fast-paced story of murder and revenge.

It’s the first in Willow Rose’s new series about Mary Mills and her childhood friends from 7th Street. It is full of the twists and turns that Willow Rose is known and loved for by readers all over the world.

Grab your copy today.

Nightfall Gardens
by Allen Houston
$0.00, 249 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (63 reviews), #2 in > Children's eBooks > Science Fiction, Fantasy & Scary Stories > Scary Stories
Vain Lily Blackwood and her shy brother Silas wonder if their family will ever settle in one place long enough to lead a normal life. When a mysterious stranger arrives claiming to be their uncle, they discover their parents have been hiding a secret that turns their world upside down.

The two are kidnapped to Nightfall Gardens, the family’s ancestral home, a place shrouded in ancient mystery, where they meet their dying grandmother and learn of an age-old curse placed on Blackwood females.

Lily must take over as protector of the house and three haunted gardens that hold mythical beasts, fairy-tale nightmares and far worse. If she doesn’t, the evil trapped there will be unleashed and bring on a new dark age.

While she deals with malevolent ghosts inside the house, Silas is put to work in the gardens, where one wrong step means death.

Along the way, they search to unlock the secrets of the house and to stop the creatures in the gardens before time runs out and the world is destroyed.

The Graveyard Shift
by Brandon Meyers, Bryan Pedas
$0.00, 258 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (22 reviews), #82 in > Literature & Fiction > Horror
Welcome to The Graveyard Shift, a collection of novelettes that will take you on a midnight ride-along through the darkest alleys of the human mind. These tales plumb the macabre depths of both life and death and leave the reader to decide which fate is more terrifying.
In Bedridden Honeymoon, a newlywed English professor falls into paranoiac delusion as he is stalked by his new bride’s deranged ex-husband on their honeymoon.
In An Axe Through Bone, a groundskeeper finds a garage room that allows him to be transported into the medieval world of his imagination, where his adventures provide escape from the reality of his wife’s recent (and abrupt) death.
In These Walls, a tale of woe is told from the perspective of Eastlake Manor, the living embodiment of a home that finds itself forced to haunt away its terrible new tenants after its old masters pass away.
In Life and Limb, a mannequin sculptor with a wretched secret is plagued by guilt to the point of hallucination, or so he thinks.
In The Curious Debt of William T. Bellows, William learns that no gentlemen’s accord comes free of unexpected fine print, especially one concocted by a demon and sealed in blood.
These five, grim novelettes are separated by four equally haunting short stories, all guaranteed to test the limits of the reader's imagination and explore the furthest stretches of life, death, and the morality that lies somewhere in between.

Even This Shall Pass | A Tragic Love Story | Short Novel | Contemporary Romance | New Adult
by Mary Ann Loesch, JJ Alston
$0.00, 206 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (6 reviews), #87 in > Literature & Fiction > Horror > Occult
He finally found his mystery woman, but can they overcome the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina?

Scott, the son of a strict pastor, has been sent to do God's work in the exciting city if New Orleans. When he runs into voodoo believer Anjelica, he falls in love with her stubborn personality. While Scott experiences a struggle to be accepted by his father, despite his troubled past, and to win over the girl of his dreams, Hurricane Katrina is rushing onto the scene, and quickly. Will Scott be able to convince Anjelica that love is worth any trial? Or will the hurricane tear them apart before they can begin?

If you're a fan of Nicholas Sparks' The Notebook or Erich Segal's Love Story, then you'll love this novel.

Sometimes fate likes to send us love in the most unexpected of times

Two Graves - Free Preview (first 7 chapters) (Pendergast)
by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
$0.00, 480 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (148 reviews), #8 in > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Suspense > Occult

After his wife, Helen, is brazenly abducted before his eyes, Special Agent Pendergast furiously pursues the kidnappers, chasing them across the country and into Mexico. But then, things go terribly, tragically wrong; the kidnappers escape; and a shattered Pendergast retreats to his New York apartment and shuts out the world.

But when a string of bizarre murders erupts across several Manhattan hotels-perpetrated by a boy who seems to have an almost psychic ability to elude capture-NYPD Lieutenant D'Agosta asks his friend Pendergast for help. Reluctant at first, Pendergast soon discovers that the killings are a message from his wife's kidnappers. But why a message? And what does it mean?

When the kidnappers strike again at those closest to Pendergast, the FBI agent, filled anew with vengeful fury, sets out to track down and destroy those responsible. His journey takes him deep into the trackless forests of South America, where he ultimately finds himself face to face with an old evil that-rather than having been eradicated-is stirring anew... and with potentially world-altering consequences.

Confucius once said: "Before you embark on a journey of revenge, first dig two graves." Pendergast is about to learn the hard way just how true those words still ring.

All That Remains
by Al Barrera, Jenn Loring
$0.00, 353 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (40 reviews), #250 in > Literature & Fiction > Horror
The old world is dead, and humanity struggles to survive in the shadows of the new one. Kyle, Sara, and Tim are scavengers, hiding in the remains of human civilization from the hungry things that destroyed it. Living on the few items that haven’t rotted in the thirteen years since civilization was wiped out.

But something has shown itself: A terrible creature that betrays an intelligence in the madness of the beings that rule the planet.

When the group finds Kaylee, a little girl who claims to know of a safe haven somewhere in Tennessee, they embark on a desperate journey to find it. Memory and loss, depravity and salvation— their last run will put them face to face with horrors of both man and monsters the likes of which they’ve never seen.

The Elder Unearthed: Tales of NasNoroth and the Cult of the Elder
by Michael W. Garza
$0.00, 104 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (30 reviews), #69 in > Literature & Fiction > Horror > Occult
The Elder Unearthed is a collection of tales in horror and the macabre.

The Cult of the Elder yearns to bring the dark gods through the endless void to wreak havoc on the nonbelievers of this world. You will bear witness to the wicked things that lay claim to those who call on NasNoroth and its Elder kin.

The Cult of the Elder continues a tireless search to find a way to bring forth the dark Elder gods from beyond the void. The sinister rituals of the cult can have devastating effects on the weak minded and unprepared.

Take a glimpse beyond the void.

*2017 re-edited, 2nd Edition*


"From the opening lines of The Elder Unearthed to the amazing conclusion of The Hunger this novel will keep readers riveted, just remember to read with the light on.”
- Author P.S. Winn

"If you're looking for a real nail-biter, then I highly recommend that you read "The Elder Unearthed." I give this book five very bright stars!"
- J. Cornell Michel, Author of JORDAN'S BRAINS

*If you love dark and vivid story-telling, THE ELDER UNEARTHED is the book for you.*

Table of Contents

The Elder Unearthed
The Harvester
Teeth of the World
The Burning of Legel Manor
The Calling
Crimson Rising
A Rose by Any Other Name
The Long Forgotten
The Grief That Lingers
Drums in the Void
A Step through Darkness
The Hunger