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A Vampire's Soul: Creature of Habit (Book 1)

Why does saving a vampire's soul have to be so difficult?Amelia Chase lands a coveted position as the personal assistant for the brilliant, yet reclusive, Grant Palmer. Grant's obsessive-compulsive behavior leads Amelia to rethink her position until Grant steps in to rescue her during a bizarre kidnapping attempt. She soon realizes Grant is a man of many secrets--the most important one might get her killed.

Crash: Book One: A Dark Post-Apocalyptic Tale

Chris's life of luxury is gone, devastated by the collapse of the European economy. Huddled in a small room with his petrified ten-year-old son, Chris made the decision to stay in his lavish and once cherished home. Gas, water, and electricity are all cut off; his wife and daughter have gone, and food is running out.

Driven by the need to survive, Chris has decided to keep secrets from his son. Secrets that will make everything else up until this point seem trivial. Secrets that-one way or another will come out before the day is done.

Cowering in his home, he watches as his neighbors are dragged into the street and brutally executed by a small army of psychotic scavengers hell-bent on making the formerly privileged pay. As they methodically purge each home, Chris realizes that staying was the worst decision of his life. Secrets or not, he has to act fast; the murderous pack only has one more house before they reach his...

Crash - A post-apocalyptic/dystopian thriller.

WARNING: THIS BOOK CONTAINS SCENES OF BRUTAL VIOLENCE. READER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.

Double Visions: Free Kindle Edition

"Matt Drabble is a name that will one day be as widely recognized as Stephen King & Dean Koontz" - READERS FAVORITE

This Kindle version is completely FREE! A full length novel (376 pages)

From the award winning & best selling author of "Gated" and "Asylum - 13 Tales of Terror" comes a new supernatural thriller.

Jane Parkes had always considered her ability a fine line between a gift and a curse. She calls it The Shadow World, a place where she can see through the eyes of killers and help bring them to justice.

Her desperation to prove herself led to a basement confrontation that she wasn't prepared for. As a result the Detective that had allowed her to work on the case lay dead alongside the killer.

She put away her ability to see inside the minds of monsters for 8 long years, but now someone else has taken up The Crucifiers' mantle. Someone is killing again, only this time The Shadow World is a two way street and he wants to play.

Sucked into a desperate race for survival Jane is going to learn that sometimes when you stare into the darkness, someone stares back.

You might also like to check out other works of mine:

"Double Visions" - "sometimes when you stare into the darkness, something stares back"

"The Montague Portrait" - "art appreciation can be murder"

"The Travelling Man" - "be careful what you wish for." Winner of a prestigious Indie Book of the Day Award.

"Gated" a UK & US Horror Chart Top 10 best seller, the 2015 Readers Favorite Gold Medal Winner for Horror Fiction & the 2014 Full Moon Awards Horror Book of the year.

"Asylum - 13 Tales of Terror" is an Amazon US Horror Chart #5 best seller, voted #5 on The Horror Novel Review's Top 10 Books of 2013 and is a 2014 Readers Favorite Gold Medal winner.

"Asylum II" the 2016 Readers Favorite Silver Medal winner for Anthology Fiction.

"Abra-Cadaver" 24 years ago they locked him away. Now something's heading home with a whole new bag of tricks. Winner of an Indie Book of the Day award, a 2015 Kindle Book Review Finalist and the 2016 Book Excellence Awards winner for Horror Fiction.

"After Darkness Falls - Volumes 1 & 2" - a new horror anthology collection

you can find more information:

Website: mattdrabble.com

Twitter: MattDrabble01

Facebook: matt.drabble.3

Dracula

During a business visit to Count Dracula's castle in Transylvania, a young English solicitor finds himself at the center of a series of horrifying incidents. Jonathan Harker is attacked by three phantom women, observes the Count's transformation from human to bat form, and discovers puncture wounds on his own neck that seem to have been made by teeth.

Harker returns home upon his escape from Dracula's grim fortress, but a friend's strange malady -- involving sleepwalking, inexplicable blood loss, and mysterious throat wounds -- initiates a frantic vampire hunt. The popularity of Bram Stoker's 1897 horror romance is as deathless as any vampire. Its supernatural appeal has spawned a host of film and stage adaptations, and more than a century after its initial publication, it continues to hold readers spellbound.

In Dark Corners: Three Sinister Tales

What will you find hiding In Dark Corners? Three sinister tales to give you a glimpse of the unexpected secrets lurking in the darker corners of life.

In Transformation Complete we discover just how far a man will go to fulfil his fantasy of becoming a vampire.

The Rocking Chair; a symbol of comfort and peace, but in this story it's the opposite as the occupant is drawn into a nightmare which promises a gruesome end.

Bewitched tells the story of two men who discover that not everything is as it seems when they set out to find their missing pal.

The Knowing: Book One

It starts with a school shooting.

It ends with the return of an evil as ancient as the skeleton of the universe.

In the middle, normal garden-variety people must figure out how to live their everyday lives--how to survive!--after they discover that all those childhood horror stories ... well, most of them are true.

When the hot call comes over the radio: "Code Red! Active shooter at Carlisle Elementary School," Police Sergeant Jack Carpenter has one job and only one job. Find the gunman; take him out. He rushes into the school, fully armed and focused on cold, hard reality. But what happens to him in the next few hours shatters the world as he has always known it. And in the next three days, everything Jack Carpenter believes about himself, about life and reality, about good and evil and the whole nature of the universe will be challenged.

Can it possibly be true--seriously?--that invisible monsters prowl among us every day?

That there exists in the real world a winged creature more horrifying than any Hollywood-animated, computer-generated, mechanical unreality?

And that the single-minded mission of that beast--a creation of absolute, soul-less evil--is to kill Jack Carpenter?

That's crazy! Fairy-tale-science-fiction-horror-movie-bogeyman crap!

Bottom line: it flat-out cannot possibly be true.

But it is.

Interview with the Author

Q - What makes The Knowing special?

A - It's real. Some things really are unexplainable. As a paranormal thriller, The Knowing can be disturbing but it's not about zombies or vampires or people who turn into werewolves or giant bears or attack-gerbils. The characters in The Knowing are folks you could bump carts with in a small town grocery store, so when the unexplainable starts to happen to them, you realize the same thing could happen to you.

Q - Why did you write a series?

A - Because the story was too big for 1 book. Even for 2. Writing a series gave me the chance to tell a sprawling tale of spiritual warfare and dark psychic suspense that spans a quarter of a century. Something happened to these people when they were 12 years old, but every memory of that summer has been wiped from their minds.

Q - Is this Christian fiction?

A -There's no religion in it. There are scriptural realities, though, that most Christians say they believe--but really don't. Theresa Washington from The Knowing says it best: "The smartest thing Satan ever done was to get people to believe he don't exist." Some have called The Knowing dark and disturbing. I think I'd call it ... a scary story about supernatural spiritual warfare--that's mostly true.

Q - Why should readers give this book a try?

A - Because it's a paranormal thriller set in a small town that will capture your heart and mind, grab you in a reality so gripping you'll decide you can fold the towels later and the lawn will still be out there to mow tomorrow. Don't start the book at bedtime or you might still be awake at dawn.

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The Suicide Plan

A chilling new suspense novellaStanding up and welcoming everyone to the spiritualist church is something Patrick McLaughlin does most evenings. Most of the faces in the audience are familiar to him, except one. David Hopkirk walks into the West End Spiritualist church in Glasgow and slits his own throat in the middle of a demonstration. But why?

Patrick is then catapulted into a case, which sees the death of a child, a failed court case and a family torn apart.

Soon Patrick will have all the pieces of the puzzle but will he be able to fit them together in time?



The next instalment of this chilling new series is now available:

Beyond Evidence

Before You Sleep: Three Horrors

A trilogy of horror stories from the award-winning writer's first collection of short stories - SOME WILL NOT SLEEP - and an introduction to the nightmarish visions and ghastly spectres that have been disturbing the sleep of readers for years. In this book you'll find two ghost stories and a tale of ancestral demoniac horror.

In the big white house on the hill angels are said to appear . . .

When the children left the house, their toys remained . . .

A confused and vengeful presence occupies the home of a first-time buyer . . .

"The images just won't go away. You'll find yourself replaying scenes in your mind for days" - Fangoria

"Modern storytelling ... and old school terror. Very scary, highly recommended" - Jonathan Maberry, NYT bestselling author

"One of the most subtle and powerful writers of dark fiction - a unique voice" - Michael Marshall Smith, NYT Bestselling author

The Ash House

Beyond Death (Book One): Volume 1 (The Afterlife Series Book 1)

"With so many supernatural tales on the shelves it's hard to find something genuinely original yet Beyond Death fits the description well, with author Deb McEwan bringing a distinctive new voice to this ever popular genre." Book Viral What really happens when we die? Claire Sylvester is about to find out. Finding herself suspended between Heaven and Hell she has to come to terms with the secret lives of her family and decide how to save those that deserve saving. While others make decisions about where she'll spend eternity Claire, with the helping hands of an unlikely partner and heavenly guidance, faces betrayal, violence and evil. 'Beyond Death', a fast-paced paranormal thriller of life, death, deceit and danger.

FRANKENSTEIN or The Modern Prometheus (Uncensored 1818 Edition - Wisehouse Classics)

This is the Uncensored 1818 Edition FRANKENSTEIN; OR, THE MODERN PROMETHEUS, a novel written by the English author Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley about the young science student Victor Frankenstein, who creates a grotesque but sentient creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment. Shelley started writing the story when she was eighteen, and the novel was published when she was twenty. The first edition was published anonymously in London in 1818. Shelley's name appears on the second edition, published in France in 1823. Shelley had travelled through Europe in 1814, journeying along the river Rhine in Germany with a stop in Gernsheim which is just 17 km away from Frankenstein Castle, where, two centuries before, an alchemist was engaged in experiments. Later, she travelled in the region of Geneva (Switzerland)-where much of the story takes place-and the topic of galvanism and other similar occult ideas were themes of conversation among her companions, particularly her lover and future husband, Percy Shelley. Mary, Percy, Lord Byron, and John Polidori decided to have a competition to see who could write the best horror story. After thinking for days, Shelley dreamt about a scientist who created life and was horrified by what he had made; her dream later evolved into the novel's story.

Shelley completed her writing in May 1817, and Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus was first published on 11 March 1818 by the small London publishing house of Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor, & Jones. The second edition of Frankenstein was published on 11 August 1822 in two volumes (by G. and W. B. Whittaker) following the success of the stage play Presumption; or, the Fate of Frankenstein by Richard Brinsley Peake; this edition credited Mary Shelley as the author.

On 31 October 1831, the first "popular" edition in one volume appeared, published by Henry Colburn & Richard Bentley. This edition was heavily revised by Mary Shelley, partially because of pressure to make the story more conservative, and included a new, longer preface by her, presenting a somewhat embellished version of the genesis of the story. This edition tends to be the one most widely read now, although editions containing the original 1818 text are still published. Many scholars prefer the 1818 text, arguing that it preserves the spirit of Shelley's original publication.

Ensnare: The Librarian’s Lover #1: Paranormal Demon Romance

Leslie Faulkner spends her days dreaming of romance and seduction, and her nights working at the college library to support her schooling. She longs for a love that would consume her body and soul, a romance that would take her away from the endless drudgery of her dull existence. Her fathomless boredom among the dusty tomes changes when a book is dropped into the library return slot. She has no idea who it belongs to, but several encounters with its terrifyingly delightful powers leaves her breathless and longing for more of its unique skills.

Leslie takes drastic measures to ensure the book doesn't slip through her fingers, and her actions start her down a road of danger and pleasure.

STASIS: Apocalypse Now

No power. No technology. Society has been thrown back into the dark ages and people are scrambling to survive.

Jana and her husband Wesley plan to keep their heads down, doing what they have to until the power comes back online. Then they'll be safe.

But when a teenage boy shows up with a baby in his arms, they're left questioning how much humanity remains in the world to save.

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STASIS: Apocalypse Now is a short glimpse of life in a broken world. This short story takes place a few months after STASIS Part 1: Beta begins. This sci-fi series is perfect for people who love stories about the end of the world. Part thriller, part horror, STASIS Parts 1-3 are out now!

The Others (Haunted From Without - Book One) : A Mystery & Detective Paranormal Action & Adventure Medical Thriller Conspiracy

Based upon a real life mystery, Haunted From Without will make you question the meaning of life itself. It will shock you, scare you and have you turning the pages until late into the night.

Following the international success of Haunted From Within, Haunted From Without is the latest thought-provoking medical thriller from Ian C.P. Irvine.

Haunted From Without is a unique combination of medical thriller, conspiracy thriller, mystery, detective fiction and ghost story.

With several stories that twist and turn together, culminating in an ending you will not predict, Haunted From Without will keep you riveted to your Kindle for hour after hour.

The Story

Who are 'the Others'? Why are an increasing number of people throughout the world developing the ability to see and speak with the dead?

Why have a farmers' guild from Iowa secretly enlisted the help of Scottish reporter Peter Nicolson? If they are correct, is the world stumbling blindly into a disaster that could threaten the survival of the human race? And what is contained within the missing 'GM File' that threatens to destroy some of the world's most powerful companies? To what lengths will these companies go to prevent Peter Nicolson uncovering the truth and publishing it to the world?

Will Peter Nicolson meet Maciek, his nemesis and erstwhile saviour? And if he does, who will survive?

To find the answers to all these questions and more, download Haunted From Without today, find a comfortable seat, and forget about doing anything else for the next few days!

Happy Reading!

(But don't switch the light off... you don't know who might be watching you!)



What people are saying about Haunted From Without:

"Ian C P Irvine has a true talent. It was a book I felt compelled to read to the end at the same time not wanting to finish... I highly recommend this book."

"This book made me laugh, cry and kept me guessing to the end."

"After just two nights and one train journey Haunted from Without was finished. It was the true meaning of the word "masterpiece."

"Normally it takes me a while to get into a book, but this one had me hooked from the first page! The storyline is interesting with plenty of facts thrown in to make you sit up and think and also some 'on the edge of your seat' content, which will leave you with many questions which will challenge your beliefs. I found myself searching the internet, researching things mentioned in this book and wow, the results had me a little scared to say the least. If you are open-minded and inquisitive, this book will keep you entertained and turning every page with anticipation. Well done Ian Irvine for yet another wonderful book."

"This is a very good book! I could see it becoming a very good movie. I strongly recommend that adults read it. There is so much that it makes you think about yet the plot keeps you 'stuck to your seat.' "

Book One of Two Parts Please note that Book One continues seamlessly into and is concluded in Book Two. This is an excellent way to introduce yourself to this new and exciting author!- If you enjoy Book One, to continue the story you may then choose to download Book Two. Alternatively, readers are always recommended to purchase the full omnibus edition containing both Book One and Book Two.

State of Grace: Volume 1 (Resurrection)

Grace has a terminal brain tumour and will die in the next few months. Roman has an addiction to blood, and could possibly live forever. Grace is twenty-seven years old. When they meet in the twelfth century Roman is several hundred years old. But Grace has another problem - she's from his future and neither of them believe it. This is the first novel in the Resurrection series.

The Third Skull (Book one - The Discovery): A Paranormal Mystery Thriller

What secret connects the death of two children and the horrific suicide of a pensioner 200 years later?

The Maynards are an ordinary family who move into an ordinary house, only to discover the grim truth of what happened to those who lived there before them. Without warning they are sucked into a chilling chain of events that rips their close family apart, and are forced to confront a malevolence which if not stopped, could be unleashed on the world, altering the future of humanity forever.

The Third Skull is a spectacular, page turning thriller combining mystery, paranormal, murder and suspense.

What people are saying about The Third Skull

5.0 out of 5 stars. Really good, right from page one, enjoyed and recommend to others.

6 May 2016 - Reviewed on Amazon UK

I have been waiting for this book since reading the fantastic 'The Hill' and it did not disappoint. Well done Mr Stafford, can't wait for the next one.

5.0 out of 5 stars. I was not disappointed, this is a must read

25 April 2016 - Reviewed on Amazon UK

After reading and thoroughly enjoying The Hill book one and two, I could not wait for the next book by Andrew Stafford. I was not disappointed, this is a must read, great characters, brilliantly written. Page turners don't come better than the first three books from this author, hope it's not too long before the next one.

5.0 out of 5 stars. The third skull

9 July 2016 - Reviewed on Amazon UK

This was a real page turner, one of the best I've read for quite a while. Well done Andrew, keep them coming, am looking forward to reading more from you.

5.0 out of 5 stars. Loved it

December 11, 2016 - Reviewed on Amazon.com

I enjoyed the twists and turns of this story. I really felt that I didn't want to put it down. After book one i instantly started reading book 2. It's a Wonderful Thriller keeps on your toes. I look forward for more from this author

5.0 out of 5 stars. Love this book

March 10, 2017 - Reviewed on Amazon.com

Love this book, The third skull Book one and two, can't Wait to see if there's going to be a third book.

5.0 out of 5 stars. Five Stars

12 July 2016 - Reviewed on Amazon UK

Excellent

Ensnare: The Passenger’s Pleasure #1 (Paranormal Romance)

Jane Johnson is Plain Jane to everyone in her life, even herself. She longs for some excitement to penetrate her life with the full thrust of change. Her wish is granted when she wins a contest she doesn't remember entering and finds herself aboard a fashionable cruise liner with a rich, handsome neighbor in the next suite. He's in possession of a most unusual book that fills her with a deep, sensual longing she can't overcome. A desire that threatens to swallow her in sweet, sensual dreams.

** The Passenger's Pleasure series is an episodic serial with cliffhangers and sensual fun. **

Extinct: Volume 1

Channel Two predicted a blanket of snow for Thanksgiving weekend--unusual, but not alarming for the little Maine island. What comes is a blinding blizzard, and a mass disappearance of nearly every person Robby Pierce knows. He and his family flee, trying to escape the snow and the invisible forces stealing people right from the street. Miles away, Brad Jenkins battles the same storm. Alone, he attempts to survive as snow envelops his house. When the storm breaks, Brad makes his way south to where the snow ends and the world lies empty. Join Brad, Robby, and the other survivors as they fight to find the truth about the apocalypse and discover how to live in their new world.

Eye of The Storm: Eilida's Tragedy: Volume 1 (Ruthless Storm Trilogy)

It's a normal day for Sunshine as she takes the seat at her desk as receptionist at the Lyden Times until the tragedy of a young nameless woman floods the newsroom. Her head and body covered in bloody gashes and fresh bruises. Sunshine forms an immediate interest and digs into her life. After learning her identity, Eilida, she pokes around her hometown where she is mistaken for Eilida. Soon Sunshine's world crashes. Everything she loved begins to fade. She trades in her skirts and heels for jeans and sneakers. A ghost avails itself to her and a man with eyes dark as coal stalks her dreams and waking nightmares. Her fiance worries as he can't wrap his mind around her transformation yet refuses to let go. Time ticks down as their wedding date approaches on the anniversary of a day that changed Eilida's life forever..."