New free Horror Kindle books for 2018-02-21:

Headwaters: Book One of the Three Hares Trilogy
by Franklin Schneider, Jennifer Schneider
$0.00, 183 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (9 reviews), #6 in > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Suspense > Horror
Praise for the authors' previous book:

“A fast paced and very entertaining read full of unpredictable twists and turns.” — New York Daily News

Thirty years ago, a woman disappeared in the Angel Peak Forest Preserve, from right under her fiancee's nose. The only clue is a crude pictogram of three hares, carved into a tree.

Decades later, her remains are found washed up on the banks of the river by forest ranger Zoe Budd. Zoe defies her boss’s order to drop the case and discovers there are bite marks on the dead woman's bones – bite marks left by human teeth. Soon, Zoe uncovers hushed-up reports of dozens of people gone missing from the forest preserve, one of which leads her to Ronnie Burlington, the town’s bulldog lawyer, and his own obsession with his fiancee’s disappearance thirty years before.

After the two team up, their investigation exposes decades of cover-ups and misdirection, a web of lies that involves two prominent families in town – one long gone, one very much still there. Everything points to the forest preserve and the river that runs through it, where they find terrifying hooved tracks, and a strange pictogram depicting three dancing hares carved into the trees. But their discoveries also might destroy the town they both love, not to mention their lives, and Zoe's marriage. Zoe is determined to find the end of the river’s path, but what she finds might make her deeply regret looking…

by Amy Cross
$0.00, 384 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (97 reviews), #13 in > Literature & Fiction > Horror
Twenty years ago, the ghost of a dead little girl drove Sheriff Michael Blaine to his death.

Now, that same ghost is coming for his daughter.


Returning to the small town where she grew up, Alex Roberts is determined to live a normal, quiet life. For the residents of Railham, however, she's an unwelcome reminder of the town's darkest hour.

Twenty years ago, nine-year-old Mo Garvey was found brutally murdered in a nearby forest. Everyone thinks that Alex's father was responsible, but if the killer was brought to justice, why is the ghost of Mo Garvey still after revenge?

And how far will the real killer go to protect his secret, when Alex starts getting closer to the truth?

HAUNTED is a horror novel about a woman who has to face her past, about a town that would rather forget, and about a little girl who refuses to let death stand in her way.

Entangled (Spellbound Trilogy #1) (Spellbound series)
by Nikki Jefford
$0.00, 241 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (368 reviews), #31 in > Teen & Young Adult > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Sword & Sorcery
Hiding her powers was never a problem for seventeen-year-old Graylee Perez. Not until her diabolical twin sister decided to go on a rampage that could expose them all or get someone hurt.

To add to the aggravation, coven reject Raj McKenna catches Gray performing a complex spell and is convinced they would make a powerful couple. He can delude himself all he wants. Gray has sworn off dating warlocks, especially delinquents who play with fire.

But even Gray’s mysterious death won’t deter Raj, not after Gray is brought back from the great beyond. Only she’s not truly back. Her body’s still six feet under and she’s on borrowed time. There are forces threatening Gray’s existence and a powerful wizard willing to help . . . for a price. Gray doesn’t know who to trust or how long she has left before she vanishes for good, but she’s determined to stick around no matter what the cost.

by Martin Livings
$0.00, 223 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (11 reviews), #5 in > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Suspense > Paranormal > Werewolves & Shifters
The carnival is coming...

The small town of Tillbrook has a secret. One that has been kept for over a hundred years.

Journalist David Hampden needs a good story to resurrect his flagging career.

His damaged brother, unemployed photographer Paul, just needs to find some meaning in his life.

When David is alerted to a century-old carnival, the idea of a feature story is too good to pass up, so he drags Paul along to Tillbrook.

What they find is darker than they could ever imagine.

Paul becomes part of the exotic world of the Dervish Carnival, est. 1899, and David must risk everything to save his brother.

Even though Paul might not want to be saved.

Come in and enjoy the show.

No photos allowed.

First published by Hachette Livre in 2006, Carnies is the debut novel of award-winning Australian horror writer Martin Livings, and won the Western Australian Science Fiction Foundation award for best novel of that year.

"Livings is a master of his genre and manages to draw us into his world, kicking and screaming though we might be. And his world is dark, and there are things in the darkness that howl and hunger."

Stephanie Gunn, Australian Horrorscope

Para~nition (A Julie Winters Novel Book 1)
by T L-Mcdonald
$0.00, 342 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (6 reviews), #66 in > Literature & Fiction > Horror > Occult
I told myself the dreams weren't real. It's what I wanted to believe. But the dreams and nightmares were real. They soon evolved into visions of sacrificial murders, and I had to face the fact that it was the beginning of a powerful ability. Unfortunately, I wasn't the only one who knew about it.

Take Kyle Miller for instance--tall, handsome, and someone who wanted to lock me away like a lab rat. To me, he was no better than the ones who haunted my dreams. It wasn't going to be easy finding the people behind the murders while staying one step ahead of Miller. But I would do it--or die trying.

Crackers (Insatiable Series Book 2)
by Patrick Logan
$0.00, 205 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (54 reviews), #3 in > Literature & Fiction > Horror > United States

"Somewhere between Aliens and Stand By Me." - Amazon Reviewer

Six years has passed since the catastrophic blizzard descended on idyllic Askergan County, and most residents have spent this time convincing themselves that the evil that blew in with the storm never existed. But it does exist... and it's not done with Askergan just yet.

It was the annual Father and Son fishing trip, a time to enjoy the simpler things in life... to ditch cell phones and internet and to learn how to gut and cook fish. A time to tell campfire stories and to roast marshmallows.

But for Kent Griddle and his teenage friends Tyler, Baird, and Sergio, it's also a time to sneak a few drinks and smoke a few cigarettes.

A time to wander in the woods; to explore.

Which would be fine in most towns.

But Askergan is not like most towns... Askergan has secrets. And as Kent and his misfit band of friends are about to find out, there are certain places in Askergan that should be left alone. Because for six years Askergan's secrets have laid dormant... brooding, waiting to be awakened...

Crackers is the second book in the gritty horror-thriller series Insatiable. If you like coming of age stories in which realistic, flawed characters are thrust into unspeakable situations with life-threatening outcomes, then you will enjoy Logan’s exploration of how every decision we make—and even the ones we don’t—comes with a price.

Grab your copy of the raw, psychological horror Crackers today!

Revised edition, now more than 60% longer!

*Crackers includes the first three chapters of the third book in the Insatiable Series: Flesh*

Insatiable Series

Book 1: Skin
Book 2: Crackers
Book 3: Flesh
Book 4: Parasite
Book 5: Stitches *coming soon

Praise for the Insatiable Series:

“…stomach churning…”

Completely revised and re-edited February 2017

The Final Act (The House of Jack the Ripper Book 8)
by Amy Cross
$0.00, 202 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (14 reviews), #2 in > Literature & Fiction > Horror > British
ive years after she escaped from the house of Jack the Ripper, Maddie thinks she's put her troubles in the past. She's started a new life, and she tries every day to forget about the horrors she experienced. But then a familiar figure appears at her office, and she realizes old ghosts might still be waiting for her.

Soon Maddie learns the horrifying truth about the creature she freed from the basement, and about the creature's determination to return to this world. Drawn back to the house on Cathmore Road one final time, Maddie finally has to face not only the creature itself, but also her own role in a terrifying plot.

The Final Act is the eighth and final book in a new horror serial, titled The House of Jack the Ripper.

Hollow: a novelette
by Martin Kee
$0.00, 29 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (9 reviews), #76 in > Literature & Fiction > Horror > Short Stories
What starts out as a simple rash, quickly becomes something far more unsettling, as Charles discovers that the condition he has doesn’t only defy medical science, but might also defy several laws of physics as well. A hole has developed in his abdomen, deep, empty and painless. But as Charles searches for answers, he learns that the situation is much worse that he had ever imagined.

This is a short story (or short novelette) of roughly 10000 words.

All-Inclusive: A Novel
by K.A. Morris
$0.00, 171 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #8 in > Literature & Fiction > United States > Hispanic American
An ancient curse has made an army of fierce Mayan warriors immortal. Blessed by the gods, these men must lead their people while conquering the lands around them, and paying homage to the gods with human sacrifice. As the centuries pass and the world moves around them, the leaders of the group must decide how to keep their people alive while the sacrifices given to the gods dwindle. Robbed of their tribute, the protection of the gods begins to fade, and one by one they must watch their people die until only a few remain, scattered through the province to blend into the population working in the Yucatan tourist industry. In 1999, their leader makes the decision that something must be done to preserve what remains of their way of life. Their temple is rebuilt, but this time as a luxury hotel, masked under the pageantry of “cultural events” the sacrifices can begin again in earnest, and the favor of the gods can be once again bestowed upon the people.

Blackwater: Vol. One
by T.W.M. Ashford
$0.00, 301 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (4 reviews), #70 in > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Thrillers > Conspiracies
How far would you go for the truth?

Hunter will kill for it. His daughter was abducted three years ago, and now he'll stop at nothing to find out what happened to her. Of course, in a city as sick and sordid as Blackwater, that can mean walking down some dark and peculiar roads...

At his wit's end, an elusive Thin Man offers him answers in exchange for taking on a simple security job. How could it go wrong? Framed for murder and on the run, Hunter has more than just shady mobsters to contend with. Something old and eldritch lurks beneath the streets, waiting to be reborn...

Remember: If you go about digging into the dirt of Blackwater, sooner or later you're going to unearth something best left buried.

The Twisted Hand (The Exorcist Book 1)
by Milo Spires
$0.00, 55 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (4 reviews), #105 in > Literature & Fiction > Horror > Occult
As the church bells had chimed and the streets of Prague had been heavily washed in the screaming sounds of the local Police cars, and her target, a minister had laid dead at the foot of the steps to his apartment block; Cobra had quickly dismantled her sniper rifle and then once she'd left the sanctiity of the tall building with its gargoyle strewn facade towering over the streets of the Eastern European city; she'd received a message. Cobra had been readily heading home though and back to her retreat in Ellesmer Island Northern Canada. The message however hadn't been as she's expected it to have, just another target for her to do her research into and then kill; it'd been from a distraught father. His loving daughter Cassandra had gone missing and with the recent years numerous fourteen year old girls had vanished never to have shown up again; he'd been deeply concerned for her. So and with Cobra wondering if her ex Spetsnaz contact might have had some ideas if a sick cult or something had been in operation; she'd called him. Sergei had told her there'd been a sick group murdering girls in Russia's past and they'd most all been killed by the Russian mafia; only the ring leader had escaped.

So and concerned she'd found her culprit and wishing to put an end to the sick mutilation and torturing of young school girls; Cobra accepts the mission. Only and with her quickly locating a few known addresses in the US where it could have been happening; can she get there in time to save Cassandra?

This is a dark story and one that you won't want to miss.

Milo Spires

Doom Sayer
by Zachary T. Owen
$0.00, 202 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (5 reviews), #141 in > Literature & Fiction > Horror > Occult
From the author of BURN DOWN THE HOUSE AND EVERYONE IN IT. Four best friends find their reunion ruined by a gang of men in hideous baby masks. An orphan is imprisoned in a room full of bloodthirsty, childless mothers. A mutant tangles with a famous artist over a magical box. Man and anus face off against each other in a darkly humorous game of cat and mouse. These horrific tales and others make up DOOM SAYER, another collection of dark fiction from Zachary T. Owen. "These stories will shatter you, stick with you, and lay eggs under your skin, and you'll love it." Gabino Iglesias, author of ZERO SAINTS "His cerebral brand of horror fiction offers its audiences genuinely terrifying moments that have little to do with the gimmicky horror you're being sold by mainstream media today." Benoit Lelievre, DEAD END FOLLIES "These stories touch on just about any angle of fear that you may have." Dawn Mivshek, MODERN HORRORS

Engines of Ruin: A Collection
by Lucas Mangum, Shane McKenzie
$0.00, 296 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (5 reviews), #5 in > Literature & Fiction > Horror > Short Stories
"Shit is gnarly in the world of Lucas Mangum, but there's a humanity and sense of fun, a sense of joy in all the splatter that calls to mind the work of Guillermo del Toro." - J. David Osborne (Author of BLACK GUM and LOW DOWN DEATH RIGHT EASY)

This collection of eight short stories by dark fiction author, Lucas Mangum includes "A Killing Back Home," "Video Inferno," "Hell and Back," and "Occupy Babylon," plus four never before published tales and an introduction by Shane McKenzie (author of MUERTE CON CARNE and MONSTERS DON'T CRY).

April Kills: Past Reflections
by Bradley Poage
$0.00, 6 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #3 in > Short Reads > 15 minutes (1-11 pages) > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Waking in a cold sweat, April realizes that her dream wasn't real. She had succeeded in her first killing, and now she will set her sights on her next victim, while reflecting on the past. It's time for her to settle a score and free her best friend.

by Jamie S. Brown
$0.00, 229 pages, 3.8 out of 5.0 (20 reviews), #15 in > Literature & Fiction > Genre Fiction > Political
It's been over a decade since America gave up its dependence on meat. The common burger places replaced with smoothie bars and plant based options. What if you yearned for the old days? The days of Filet Mignon and Barbecue. That would make you a criminal. Follow our anti-heroes as they nostalgically hold onto a time forgotten using any means necessary. When Troy accidentally kills a vegan protestor he's left with 180 pounds of problem, or the solution to their dietary needs. Omnivore turns heroes into monsters and monsters into martyrs in the quest for the perfect cut of meat.

The Ethnic Museum
by B. Tyler Burton
$0.00, 23 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #53 in > Humor & Entertainment > Humor > Satire
Dr. Ledron Publitzer is that rare breed of bird: a tenured psychopath, a sham academic who very well might be breaking several international laws on a daily basis with the stuff he's been trading on Ebay in the back room of his new cultural museum. But that hasn't stopped him from getting funding. Indeed, it seems the crazier and more racist he's grown, the more successful he has become. Ibi is the beautiful African he meets at the new Starbucks across the street, and Raina his overworked Hispanic assistant.

What could happen when a band of school children visit the museum and Ledron lets them in on some of his wilder theories? Curl up with "The Ethnic Museum" to find out.

The Sisters
by Ray Zacek
$0.00, 38 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #91 in > Short Reads > One hour (33-43 pages) > Literature & Fiction
It is 1900, the dawn of a New Century. Lothario, swindler and rogue Emerson Spurstow has his sights set on the wealthy Eyres sisters. But the Sisters have other plans for Emerson in this period horror thriller.

Valley of Terror
by Zhou Haohui, Bonnie Huie
$0.00, 406 pages, 3.8 out of 5.0 (18 reviews), #5 in > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Crime Fiction > Murder

A mysterious “fear disease” is scaring to death the citizens of Longzhou, China. Literally. Victims go insane or die frozen in terror, while survivors rant maniacally about demons infiltrating the city. But what’s really behind the sudden epidemic? To find the answer, Chief Inspector Luo Fei teams up with a controversial historian and a brilliant psychologist to track down the true source of the illness and halt the wave of horror that threatens the metropolis.

As the trio ventures to the primitive jungles and mountains of Yunnan, they’re haunted by tales of a seventeenth-century general whose demonic soul, said to have been sealed away in a vial of his blood, has been unleashed on the modern world. Now, trekking deep into the legendary Valley of Terror, they find themselves being stalked by someone—or something—daring them to uncover the truth. And as superstition, science, and history collide, their discovery could be as heart-stopping as fear itself.

The Haunting of Towneley Manor: 'The Haunting of' Series - Book 1
by Jack Lewis
$0.00, 191 pages, 3.7 out of 5.0 (54 reviews), #20 in > Literature & Fiction > Horror > British
Book 1 in the 'Haunting of' series

Something terrible happened at Towneley Manor…

It has been ten years since Tamara walked the dark halls of her family home. Something bad happened to her in the manor when she was fourteen, but she can’t remember any of it. A whole month of her childhood is blank, and nobody will tell her what caused it. Shortly after, her parents sent her to boarding school without any explanation and she thought she would never go back again.

A decade on, Tamara can’t sleep. She has nightmares about the house and the brooding woods. She sees a dark place in her dreams, a place she knows she mustn’t go. Something is waiting in the woods of Towneley Manor, and the only thing Tamara can remember is the symbol she sees in her dreams.

An eye surround by a black sun. Watching her. Never letting her go.

The Towneley family keep dark secrets, and the manor holds the worst of them. Children dying in the walls, servants disappearing. As Tamara unwinds the secrets of her family, she starts to discover what happened to her all those years ago.

When her memory unfolds and she finds out what haunts the halls of Towneley Manor, she soon wishes she had never gone back…

Cheating Karma
by Glen Batchelor
$0.00, 134 pages, 3.8 out of 5.0 (10 reviews), #204 in > Literature & Fiction > Horror
Previous reader comments:
Professional and sometimes classy writing. Great title matched by inventive writing, vivid characters, howling poignancy balanced by well-timed touches of humour and unpredictability.

A wonderful plot, novel, pitting the dead against the alive, sprinkling a bit of Heaven-hell combination with some trans-morphing angel who threatens and creates dread while holding out the olive branch of hope and salvation and making you(rather, forcing you to) believe in God and his vengeance.

Strong, evocative descriptions and a playful, puckish use of language. There is a fantastic, hallucinatory quality to the writing which won't be to everyone's taste, but which I thoroughly enjoyed.

Natan Brush was a child abused by his grandfather. At six-years of age Natan kills his abusive grandfather and thinks that is the end of it, but the abuse continues. While in care Natan is abused again and again by the very ones charged with protecting him. He loses faith in humanity and kills his abusers. He has now become so used to killing he becomes a hired killer. He uses the original knife – a gift from his granddad, and the one he'd used to kill his granddad, to murder his prey. But one night he is outwitted and is killed by his intended victim. This is where the story begins.

On the surface Yram Dalfo is an illusionist, only he isn't, his illusions are real; he is a true magician.
He hates the human race because he can see all their faults, he also hates God because he feels he is superior to Him. Dalfo dies in prison in astral form but because he is in astral form he has escaped God and cannot be punished for his sins. Instead he roams the Earth occupying the bodies of humans and taking pleasure in causing pain.
God understands why Natan became what he became so offers a chance of redemption: to find Yram Dalfo and destroy him – but will he be able to kill his only offspring in order to do so?

The Bad Lady: Novel (A gripping, psychological thriller)
by John Meany
$0.00, 180 pages, 3.6 out of 5.0 (79 reviews), #162 in > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Thrillers > Crime
Monsters do exist. They really do. They are not a fairy tale.

Ten-year-old Billy Hall met a monster in his own seemingly peaceful neighborhood in Hampton, Ohio. Her name was Nancy Sutcliffe; she drove the Good Humor truck. All the kids on the block loved her, as did their parents. That is until one day when Nancy would do the unthinkable, harm a child. Harm Billy.

This would set the stage for warfare a showdown between Billy’s mother and the Good Humor employee. Someone was going to die.

The Child's Past Life
by Cai Jun, Yuzhi Yang
$0.00, 471 pages, 3.8 out of 5.0 (8 reviews), #5 in > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Suspense > Ghosts

On a rainy June night in 1995, an unknown assailant stabs to death Shen Ming, a self-made and much-envied high school teacher. This death in the school’s haunted Demon Girl Zone is the last in a chain of events that already claimed two other victims. But the police are unable to prove any connection between the murders, and the deeper they dig, the fewer answers they find. In order to avenge his own death, Shen Ming inhabits the body of the eerily precocious boy Si Wang, whose life’s quest is to solve the mystery of Shen Ming’s murder—even if it means that others will die.

The Dark Shift
by Sarah Lowey
$0.00, 49 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #5 in > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Crime Fiction > Noir


Three college girls accept a quirky new girl to be their new roommate...however, the next morning the girl turns up mysteriously dead but in possession of a large sum of money. When the roommates don't report the money to the authorities, their decision sets in motion a destructive chain of events that spiral out of control as it turns out that the girl was a prostitute who stole money from a local madam...who now wants her money back.

This Old House
by Cody Baron
$0.00, pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #2 in > Arts & Photography > Performing Arts
This old house has a dark past, and the past is far from over. When newly weds, Jack and Sarah Moore, move in expecting it to be their dream home, they find out that it is a living nightmare. Now they are stuck in a fight for their survival against an evil force they could never have imagined.

The Girl Who Was Always Single: A Short Horror Story for the Dating App Age
by S.M. Perlow
$0.00, 33 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #10 in > Literature & Fiction > Humor & Satire > Dark Comedy
Amy hasn’t had a serious boyfriend in years, and all her dating apps aren’t helping.

Vampires, gunslingers, and... sharks—Amy’s dark and twisted imagined explanations for her bad luck provide some comfort. But as the relationship disappointments mount and the coincidences pile up, she can’t help wondering: Could the worst of her made-up explanations be more real than fiction?

Down on the Farm
by Shaun Meeks
$0.00, 34 pages, 3.8 out of 5.0 (4 reviews), #229 in > Literature & Fiction > Horror > Short Stories
Naddie works down on the farm. But this isn’t a place that grows vegetables or raises animals. The crops on this farm are the recently deceased. The Body Farm is where doctors and anthropologists work hard to unlock the mysteries of decay and rot. They study the stages of death to help with police investigations and to simply unlock the great unknown. But there are things that should never be known, secrets which should stay buried. Yet, as a new body is brought to the farm, Naddie and her team will soon find out there is more to death than bugs and rigor mortis. She will learn that there are old truths that have been waiting in the shadows, hungry to be found. Life can be born from death, down on the farm.

Office Killers: The Raffle
by Bradley Poage
$0.00, 6 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #6 in > Short Reads > 15 minutes (1-11 pages) > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
George has a master plan to win the parking spot raffle this month. But when Julia interferes, it maybe her unlucky win...

by LuAnne Turnage
$0.00, 16 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #113 in > Short Reads > 30 minutes (12-21 pages) > Literature & Fiction
AVOIDING SHADOWS: Who's afraid of the boogie-man?

About the QUICK READS Series
The QUICK READS series was originally published as a short story collection titled Eight Horrible Disturbing Tales. The entire collection has now been fully revised and updated under the same title and is available on Amazon. Thus, customers can now choose to have the entire collection in one book, or purchase each one separately BY GENRE. For your convenience, there is a list below for each short, the entire collection.

EIGHT HORRIBLY DISTURBING TALES (The entire collection of 8)

QUICK READS sold separately by title:


The Mountain King (Resurrected Horrors Book 1)
by George Ernsberger
$0.00, 237 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #20 in > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Suspense > Horror
“a harrowing adventure...” -Stephen King-----

For Ben and Annie, the long weekend in the Catskills is an escape from the heat and noise of New York City. A time to connect with friends, heal their marriage, and breathe fresh mountain air. Then a sudden storm unleashes a slithering nightmare.

Thousands of venomous serpents trap the vacationers, crawling through cracks in the old cottages, sinking fangs into anyone who moves, bringing convulsions and death.

Now the survivors devise a desperate plan to escape. But something is watching them with cold, inhuman eyes. To live to see another day they must confront a creature of primordial instinct...


Horror Stories
by Alan Toner
$0.00, 316 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #592 in > Literature & Fiction > Horror
Horror Stories is a new collection of fright fiction by Alan Toner, author of the True Ghost Stories series. Twelve terrifying tales covering all aspects of the horror genre - from vampires to demons to ghosts - guaranteed to chill your blood and give you many a sleepless night!

CHAMBER OF HORRORS - Sinister entities lurk within the bowels of a wax museum . . . much to the horror of a curator, who finds himself locked in there overnight.

BEACH BABE - A single, romance-seeking guy encounters a mysterious blonde beauty whilst on holiday . . . and pays a terrifying price for his obsession.

TURNING THE TABLES - A modern-day Dr Frankenstein meets with a gruesome fate when he tries to emulate the notorious mad scientist.

THE MOUSE - An old widow is plagued by rodent in her new home. But is there more to this creature than meets the eye?

These are just a few examples of the kind of terror tales you will find in this collection.

If you love reading The Pan Book of Horror Stories and The Year's Best New Horror, then you are sure to enjoy reading this spine-chilling collection.

The day Death smiled!: The story of an angel and its guilt
by Debashish Chakraborty
$0.00, 24 pages, 3.6 out of 5.0 (4 reviews), #32 in > Short Reads > 45 minutes (22-32 pages) > Science Fiction & Fantasy
If you loved Oscar Wilde's short stories, then you will like 'The day Death smiled!'
because It is the story of Azrael, a kind and benevolent angel who is condemned to be the subject of humanity's collective fear and hatred, in spite of serving them selflessly for millenniums as the 'Angel of death'. This is the fictional and fantastical story of Azrael's guilt of a sin, It committed without knowledge! It is the story of a girl, who died prematurely. This is the tale of an unlikely friendship between a human and an angel. A story of a sin and repentance, of empathy and forgiveness. For this is the story of the day Death smiled!

Abandoned: A Ghost Story
by Carol McMahon, Picky Cat
$0.00, 50 pages, 3.6 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #78 in > Literature & Fiction > Horror > Short Stories
Lisa has nowhere to go.

She’s been kicked out of her apartment in Queens by her alcoholic boyfriend and has no other friends in the city. A co-worker tells her about a house on Staten Island where she can live in rent-free, but Lisa comes to realize the price that comes with living in an abandoned house.

Abandoned: A Ghost Story is a novelette of 14,500 words.