Horror Books

The Greatest Ghost and Horror Stories Ever Written: volume 7 (30 short stories)

If you were looking for the Holy Bible of the horror anthologies, consider yourself lucky, because you just found it!

Cosmic horror, supernatural events, ghost stories, weird fiction, mystical fantasies, occult narratives, this book plunges you into dark domains and brings you face to face with surreal monstrosities.

This seventh volume of "The Greatest Ghost and Horror Stories Ever Written" features 30 stories by an all-star cast, including Sheridan Le Fanu, M. R. James, Wilkie Collins, Ambrose Bierce, Richard Connell, Edgar Allan Poe, H. P. Lovecraft, Arthur Conan Doyle and Arthur Machen, among many others!

A Is for Antichrist: A-Z of Horror

Happy birthday...

A boy's 16th birthday is a special occasion. It's a time where he becomes a man. It's a time that brings many changes.

But Isaac's 16th birthday brings him more changes than most. He is not quite himself, and suddenly his friends don't seem so much like friends anymore. By the end of the party, Isaac will not just change from a boy into a man, but into something else entirely.

Growing pains can be hell...

From best-selling author of horror & suspense, Iain Rob Wright.

Necronomicon Cookbook

There is a grimoire, known by most as the Necronomicon. It is ancient and powerful. Its very name is said to be the sound of howling demons. Upon its yellowed pages are spells and rituals that give terrible knowledge and power to those mad enough to seek it. The book is bound in human skin, inked in blood, and contains the dead names of Those Who Dwell Beyond. This is not that book. What you got in your paws right now, is best described, as one part grimoire and one part cookbook. In these pages you'll read about slayers who fight the good fight to keep this here world spinning just one more day. How slayers cast spells using moonshine, and fight monsters with magic shotguns, then preserve their souls and sanity with some down home cooking. That's where I come in. My name is Clifford Bartlett. I am a bootlegger, redneck outlaw, and a slayer of nasty things. The Elder Gods are coming, that's for sure, from Cthulhu to Hastur. Their villainous allies are already here. The world is infested with cults and shoggoth demons and they will do their level best to bring about the end of everything. Sometimes, all that stands between us and them, is a pan of cornbread. Hope you brought an appetite.

The Island: Fallen Earth, Book 1

The fever struck hard and fast, rising out of the slums and claiming victim after victim. At first, reports trickled across the wire in small segments relegated to the final seconds of the broadcast news. Lost among stories of failing economies and political bickering, few noticed what proved to be the birth pangs of a monster. Within months, the disease dominated the news as thousands died and infection rates soared.

William Hill knew his chances of avoiding the virus sat squarely between slim and none. With experts predicting a global pandemic, his choices boiled down to not if, but where he would die. While the rest of the world built barricades and set up distribution points for food, he chose a simpler end. The island had been one of the last and best times with his father. He couldn't think of a better place to spend his final days.

He wanted sun and sand, fresh fish on the grill, and cool nights by the campfire. He wanted feel-good days filled with oldies on the radio, days when he could hoist the sails and run before the wind. He didn't set out to make enemies, but he did. He didn't plan on becoming humanity's last hope for survival, or watching over an old woman and an eerie little boy, either.

To William Hill, the island seemed as good a place as any to die.

He just didn't realize how good.

SPIRITS IN THE TREES (The Spirits Series Book 1)

EVIL DOES EXIST

An abandoned house, a serial killer, and a victim reaching out from the grave. A woman races against time to unearth deeply buried secrets before she becomes a ghost herself.

YOU ARE NOT ALONE

Madeline Anderson goes to Isabelle Island, Washington, to sell a family home abandoned over forty years before. Strange things occur the moment she arrives on the property. Inside the dilapidated old house, items move about on their own accord. Noises come from empty rooms. She has a vivid, recurring dream of a woman running for her life. The wind rustling through the trees sounds like urgent, murmuring voices. When the cacophony dies down, one single word emerges: Madeline, Madeline, Madeline.

YOU CAN'T HIDE

The next door neighbor helping to restore the place doesn't believe anything bizarre is going on. He's certain she's jumping at shadows because the local kids called the house haunted. That is until he witnesses horrific violence himself that can't be explained. After Maddy's life is threatened not once, but twice, Doug Lindstrom, vows there will not be a third.

THEY SEE ALL

While searching for answers, Maddy uncovers astonishing secrets about her aunt's past. Finding more questions then answers, she digs deeper until she stumbles across evidence of an old cold case involving a serial killer named The Seaside Strangler.

Now Maddy must unmask a killer. The life she saves might be her own.

THE BOOKS IN THIS SERIES STAND ALONE. NO NEED TO READ IN ORDER. THANK YOU

Abandoned: A Ghost Story

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.

A Lonely Death: A Pearl And Derek Mystery, Book 1

A short murder mystery with ghosts.

Derek Quill is an elderly gent who can see the ghosts of murdered people. With the help of his ghostly friend, Pearl, he finds out who killed them.

In his first investigation, Derek meets the ghost of Eric Malone. Derek knows Eric from his schooldays. Eric bullied Derek mercilessly back then and now he's asking for Derek's help. Derek soon discovers that Eric never changed his bullying ways and there is more than one person who could be a suspect.

Witch The Gate Wouldn't Open: Gate to Neverworld Series Book 1

Lori Watts didn't realize that the basket containing a half-grown black kitten with a note around its neck wishing her a happy twenty-first birthday is suddenly going to change her life. The note was signed Granny May which puzzles Lori since she is an orphan. The kitten wasn't the only birthday gift. Leaning against the building was a broomstick. Reluctantly she takes the kitten and broomstick inside wanting only to go back to bed and sleep off her hangover from drinking shots and beers at Rudy's Fish Shack while she had celebrated her birthday. What Lori doesn't know is that she is a witch and comes into her power on her twenty-first birthday.

She realizes that she is a witch after an intruder breaks into the shop later that night and tried to gain entrance to her bedroom only to be driven off by the little kitten, which in fact is her familiar.

Lori quickly learns that being a witch comes with a great burden, keeping the gate closed between Neverworld and the human world. A murder in her shop hastens her transformation into a full-fledged witch as she attempts to find the killer who seems determined to destroy the spell her mother used to seal the gate between the worlds. In Neverworld is the demon king with an army of orcs and ogres waiting to invade the human world if the spell sealing the gate is broken.

Weird: A Henry Ian Darling Oddity: Missive One

Henry Ian Darling is a collector of oddities, those that bring him closer to an enigma, one he hopes will be a great thing. But maybe it isn't?

Frostbite

Read 7 stories that will leave you breathless...Each woman has a destined fate and an extraordinary story to tell.

BOOK 1 - FINDING FOREVER

By Melisa Hamling

BOOK 2 - ETERNAL VOWS

By Chrissy Peebles

BOOK 3 - RAE OF HOPE

By W.J. May

BOOK 4 - Awakening

By Samantha Long

BOOK 5 - THE ANGEL SHE LOVED

By Irene Kueh

BOOK 6 - CRUSH

By Chrissy Peebles

BOOK 7 - Seventh Mark (Part 1)

By W.J. May

BONUS CONTENT

1. The Zombie Chronicles by Chrissy Peebles

2. Radium Halos by W.J. May

3. Apocalypse: Underwater City by Chrissy Peebles

Some stories have been previously published. Some stories are novellas and some are full length. WARNING: ***Most stories are part 1's to other series*** All your questions won't be answered without purchasing book 2.

The Island - Part 2: Fallen Earth

The fever exploded across the US and the world. Hour by hour, the news grew worse. The virus was spreading at a bewildering pace, killing so fast that estimates had to be constantly revised. Even worse, it appeared to be mutating to an even deadlier form.

Stranded on Portsmouth Island after the President instituted martial law, William Hill found himself fighting to survive even though he had come to the island to die. The old village offered shelter against the storms and the coming winter. The sea offered food. Life should have been simple.

It wasn't. He hadn't counted on the old woman, or the odd little boy she brought with her. He hadn't expected to provide for nearly a dozen people.

He wasn't prepared for the evil that came to the island. William Hill had never been afraid of the dark. He never had reason to.

He did now. Not only had the evil come.

It knew his name.

A Pirate's Curse: Volume 1 (Legends of the Soaring Phoenix)

Like a dark angel, Captain Kane O'Brien rescues Hannah Knight and her father from drowning after vampire pirates murder their crew and sink their ship. Struggling to control and hide her telekinetic powers, Hannah discovers the honorable and bold captain possesses his own secrets. Every full moon, Kane turns into a vampire. Finding out Hannah not to be the cabin boy she resembles, but a beautiful, luscious woman, tempts all his appetites. Desperate to be free of his curse, Kane considers handing Hannah over to a demon. But after Hannah uses her power to save his ship from his immortal enemy, Kane can no longer deny his attraction and vows to protect Hannah with his life. To find true love, they must combine their powers to defeat evil vampires, thwart Hannah's misogynist fiance and escape a crafty demon.

Moorehead Manor (The Moorehead Manor Series Book 1)

A young adult horror series at its best!

Three teenagers stumble into a haunted mansion that traps them in a deadly nightmare. In order to escape alive, they must uncover the house's dark secrets of murder and prejudice.

*** and, just arrived, the sequel to Moorehead Manor - In the House of the Vodouisant

Blood Bath

Supernatural detective Jack Nightingale is called in to investigate a series of bloody deaths in a struggling Brighton hotel.

The suicides of six women in room six is too much of a coincidence for Nightingale and he is soon on the trail of a bloodthirsty demon.

At Fall of Night (Tales of the Uncanny Book 2)

A supernatural slice of Victorian Gothic.

Monsieur Benoit Lavarnier, toast of the Parisian art world and a man of cultured accomplishments, remains, for all of his polished veneer, a son of the Breton soil, with all that this implies with respect to his superstitious beliefs. Commissioned to paint a portrait of renowned beauty, Lady Helena Brocklington, he arrives in the autumn of 1843 not only with the accoutrements of his trade, but also with something sinister lurking in his train. He soon finds himself so smitten with his subject, and so invested in his work, that the resultant piece becomes imbued with an essence that could, perhaps, be construed as akin to a life force. Could it be, that so many decades after its completion, something beyond the paint itself endures?

An understated ghostly novelette, Victorian in sensibility and style, that immerses the reader in a tale of obsession, and terror.

Also available alongside three other stories in the paperback/Kindle anthology Uncanny Tales.

The Asylum

What is the nature of insanity? Follow one doctor's hunt for dark Truth through a series of patient accounts, each further from the light than the last...

Contains all six of the popular Asylum series of horror stories, brought together for the first time to create a single nightmarish journey into the realms of fear.

Eye of the Witch: Tony Marcella Mystery, Book 2

Pride, paranoia, and paranormal forces all conspire to derail Detective Marcella's investigation into a series of suspicious suicides in New Castle, Massachusetts.

In this sequel to The Witch's Ladder, the protagonist detective tries pitting wits against the gorgeous and seemingly infallible young witch, Lilith Adams, but such distractions only complicate matters, as Marcella learns that because of the ties that bind their pasts, every potential victim in this case is also a possible suspect.

The Devil's Run

Two people are killed in non suspicious circumstances. But when a third disappears, everything changes. Police Constable James Henderson soon becomes stuck in the middle of a quickly developing situation which find him chasing cults and fighting demons intent on preserving the legend of The Devil's Run. Can PC James Henderson stop a Demonic Cult from unleashing the Devils wrath once again? Even when the Devil is close to home?

This story takes place in the Historic Forest of St Leonard's in Sussex, England. It is said that a mortal man once ran a race against the Devil in the Forest of St Lennords. The Devil and the man ran so fast they carved a path in the forest. The mortal man won and retained his soul. But angered the Devil unleashed its wrath upon the local people of Horsham. The path of the Devil's Run remains to this day and is locally called Mick's Mile.

Signal Failure

It's four in the morning and Emily is heading home on a London Underground train. But the Night Tube is running slow tonight - delays caused by a signal failure, as usual.

The train stops again, stuck in a tunnel between Tube stations. And then the lights go off. The motors cut out. Silence from the driver.

All the doors slide open at the same time, exposing the passengers to the tunnel.

To let them out?

Or to let something in?

Signal Failure is a 12,000-word short story set in the London Underground. It is a standalone story and also a prelude to the novel Under.

Cover image: copyright (C) tubesnaps 2016. Reproduced with kind permission.

Initiation: The School of Exorcists (YA paranormal romance and adventure, Book 1)

Ruby Carmichael is your typical teenage girl, trying to ignore the unusual fact she sees ghosts. After she almost kills someone, she discovers she isn't so typical and has abilities and responsibilities she's never dreamed of.

After almost ending the life of her school crush at a dance, Ruby is humiliated and confused. She isn't prepared for the revelation that she's fated to join the School of Exorcists, a mysterious school that trains young Senders in the art of crossing over the undead and protecting the world from dark magic forces.

In this fast paced teen and YA paranormal romance and adventure series, Ruby meets Andreas, an undead member of the School, who introduces her to the weird and magically freaky world of the School of Exorcists.

It's not long before Ruby also meets Zander Ford and falls in love. The road to happiness is thwarted by unstable ghosts, dark magic crazed family members and Ruby's own fears that magic and romance don't combine well.

There's also the issue of Jarrod Deveral, a handsome but dangerous magic using soul freezer, who lingers in Ruby's mind. With the romance heating up between Ruby and Zander, she can't ignore the issue that her birth parents are causing trouble by using dark magic.

But when Ruby and her new friends come under attack from dark magic, she must draw on her new found powers to save herself and the School she has grown to love.

Initiation, Book 1 in the School of Exorcists teen and YA paranormal romance and adventure series, features fast-paced action, romance, magic and mystery.

Q & A with the Author

Q - How would you describe The School of Exorcists series?

A - The School of Exorcists is a mix of teen and YA romance and adventure, sc-fi and fantasy, with lots of paranormal bumps along the way. I've always enjoyed reading books aimed at teens and young adults, especially coming of age series best sellers, they speak to my own inner teen, so you'll find lots of this throughout the series.

Q - Why did you want to write paranormal romance and adventure novels?

A - I love thinking about love and reimagining my own teenage years, making them much more exciting! This series has been ten years in the writing and Ruby Carmichael and her paranormal adventures and romance can now be released for others to immerse themselves into. I wanted to write young teen and young adult books that engaged and excited readers of all ages and I hope The School of Exorcists has achieved that.

Q - What does it mean to you when readers buy your books?

A - I get a huge smile on my face, it great to know people enjoy my writing. Paranormal romance and adventure books can get a bad rap, too much Twilight and not enough action, but I will always enjoy this type of writing, and if I never sell another book and the best seller list isn't for me, I will still write paranormal books because I love them. The School of Exorcists has so many stories to tell, lots of undead, plenty of ghosts and magic by the bucket load. The School is going to keep me busy for years, and I hope readers will enjoy this journey with me.

The School of Exorcists Teen and Young Adult Paranormal Romance and Adventure series categories:

- Teen and YA Romance Ghosts

- Teen and YA Fantasy Series

- Paranormal Books for Teens and Young Adults

- Free teen and YA paranormal and Fantasy Book

- Coming of Age Series

- Free Young Adult paranormal and Fantasy Book

Soul Breaker (City of Crows Book 1)

There's a dangerous monster loose on the streets of Aurora, Michigan, and Detective Cal Kinsey is determined to stop it...or die trying.

Two years ago, Cal Kinsey was an up-and-coming cop in the Aurora Police Department. But during a fateful nighttime stakeout in search of a prolific killer, Cal witnessed the darkest corner of his dreams come to life: a rogue vampire slaughtered his partner and introduced Cal to the supernatural world he never knew existed in the shadows.

Now, Cal is a newly minted detective at the often mocked Department of Supernatural Investigations. By day, the agents of DSI are called "Kooks" by local law enforcement. By night, they're known as "Crows," reviled by the supernatural underworld.

Mere weeks out of the academy, Cal catches his first real case, a vicious murder at a local college. An unknown sorcerer has summoned a powerful creature from the Eververse, a realm of magic and mayhem that borders Earth, and set it on a warpath through the city.

With the bodies piling up and the danger of public exposure growing critical, Cal must find a way to stop the Eververse monster and send it back to the hell it came from...preferably before Aurora, Michigan runs out of coffins for the dead.

Before You Wake: Three Horrors

A trilogy of horror tales selected from the award-winning writer's second full collection - HASTY FOR THE DARK - featuring more of the nightmarish visions and ghastly creatures that have been disturbing readers for years. In this book you'll find three stories of occult and demoniac horror.

No blackmail is as ghastly as extortion from angels.

A swift reckoning often travels in handheld luggage.

No sign of life aboard an abandoned freighter, but what is left below deck tells a strange story.

Praise for Adam Nevill's debut collection, Some Will Not Sleep: Selected Horrors:

"Nothing is sacred, nothing is safe, and goodness me, if you like horror fiction you're going to absolutely love every damn minute." Pop Mythology

"Beautifully crafted, original and complete works." This is Horror

"An outstanding anthology of career spanning short stories." Gingernuts of Horror

Praise for Adam Nevill's horror novels:

"Adam Nevill is a spine-chiller in the classic tradition, a writer who draws you in from the world of the familiar, eases you into the world of terror, and then locks the door behind you." Michael Koryta, NYT Bestselling author

"He has the rare ability to craft a nebulous atmosphere of terror, as well as to capture cinematic slasherpunk in the written word. Both are incredibly rare talents." Pornokitsch

"The sense of dread is immediate, with the reader's sense of foreboding increasing with every new page." Irish Examiner

"Readers will lose all hope of peaceful, undisturbed sleep. Highly recommended." Library Journal - Starred Review

"Nevill's talent for horror resonates ominously in every scene, almost as if the theme from Jaws echoes when a page is turned." Kirkus

The Phantom Tree: Free sample

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'There is much to enjoy in a sumptuous novel that slips between present day and 1557.' - Sunday Mirror

"My name is Mary Seymour and I am the daughter of one queen and the niece of another."

Browsing antiques shops in Wiltshire, Alison Bannister stumbles across a delicate old portrait - supposedly of Anne Boleyn. Except Alison knows better... The woman is Mary Seymour, the daughter of Katherine Parr who was taken to Wolf Hall in 1557 as an unwanted orphan and presumed dead after going missing as a child.

The painting is more than just a beautiful object from Alison's past - it holds the key to her future, unlocking the mystery surrounding Mary's disappearance, and the enigma of Alison's son.

But Alison's quest soon takes a dark and foreboding turn, as a meeting place called the Phantom Tree harbours secrets in its shadows...

No Way Out - And Other Scary Short Stories

Includes two free additional short stories.

That's three 'terrorific' short stories for one low price.

No Way out - Mike takes a bet to go inside a haunted house, but will he live long enough to collect?

Also includes:

The Price of Friendship - How much is a best friend worth? Joey finds out the hard way.

Hobgoblin Horror - Jake only volunteered at the retirement home because Shelby works there. So, it's no wonder he's doesn't hear Mr. Fitches' warnings about a local homicidal hobgoblin--too bad for him.

Five Chapter Extended Preview of Super Zombie Juice Mega Bomb:

When life gives you lemons, kill zombies--turns out lemon juice neutralizes the undead.

Best friends Nathan & Misty return home to discover the military has destroyed the bridges out of their rural town & everyone's fled--except a small horde of zombies.

Even with the help of the town geek, they'll need more then lemonade-powered Super-Soakers; they'll need the Super Zombie Juice Mega Bomb.

Praise for the Author:

"...master of mid-grade horror, M.J.A. Ware's tales are told in a pleasantly chatty first-person style, the voice convincingly that of a young teen put-upon by sisters, brothers, parents, friends and the rest of the world... until the rest of the world jumps in with scares aplenty." -Sheila Deeth, Author, blogger, and reviewer.

"Writing for (a) younger audience can be tricky, but Michael Ware knows the tricks." - Author, Laura Lund

About the Author:

MJ Ware lives in the foothills of the Sierra Mountains with his wife and two daughters. When not writing about aliens, monsters and ghosts, he runs a company where he designs award winning video arcades. He's currently polishing his latest novel, Zack & Zoey's Alien Apocalypse.

The Ghost's Story: A Morgan Rook Investigation

My week was already going the way of the Titanic, and just when I thought it couldn't get any worse, it did. Big time.

First there was the call from the eccentric psychic in denial, and then there was the ghost's story; a tale of unrelenting terror and looming darkness.

As a Supernatural Detective, I've heard plenty of horror stories, but this one... this one was different. Which was why I found myself following its truths to a dark house crawling with horrifying creatures and restless shadows. To a secret too terrifying to acknowledge, and monsters the likes of which I'd never seen.

The Ghost's Story is a short Morgan Rook novella packed with dark Urban Fantasy thrills and relentless horrors.

Download the story today and plunge yourself into a world of ghosts, magic and spine-chilling thrills.

Mirror Mirror

Whatever you do, don't look in the mirror.

Jaime thought he'd hit the jackpot when he found the antique mirror out by the curb, just waiting for a new home. Hours later the old mirror with the ornate gold frame was taking up pride of place in his apartment.

But there's something wrong.

The mirror harbors a dark secret, and before long Jaime and his girlfriend Cassie find themselves up against a terrifying supernatural force that has its sights set on them.

A tale of haunting that will make you think twice before walking past a mirror.

Tempted by a Vampire: Volume 1 (Immortal Hearts of San Francisco)

Cian DeMarco, a sexy, rockstar billionaire vampire has lived in San Francisco's prestigious Cliff Side neighborhood in his beautiful mansion overlooking both the San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean for seventy years. Happily-or so he thought. Until the rare beauty that is Magdalena De la Rosa sits down at one of the front-row tables in Club Royal where he and his band perform once a week. Magdalena De la Rosa has it all-Bachelor's degree in journalism, a job she loves in California, a gorgeous apartment in San Francisco, and a dream guy. Except her boyfriend lives and works in Sacramento-an hour and a half drive from the city Magdalena has always fantasized about living in. All her dreams change, however, when she and her girlfriend find their way into an upscale nightclub and she's suddenly swept off her feet by the lead singer of that night's performing rock band, The Lost Boys. Sparks ignite between the two until a threat that was thought to no longer exist returns to wreak havoc on Cian's and Magdalena's lives. Will the temptation to be together outweigh the reality of what Cian must do to keep Magdalena safe from harm? A stand-alone book. The first in the all-new Immortal Hearts of San Francisco series. 18+ due to adult content.

Sea Sick

IT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE RELAXING... Police Officer Jack Wardsley's life ended the moment his partner died, stabbed to death by a deranged druggie. Now, years later, Jack is a changed man, with a head full of secrets driving him insane. His recent record of police brutality and a reputation for not following the rules has prompted his seniors to give him an ultimatum: take a few weeks off, relax, and find some way to let go of all the anger - or else find another job. That's why Jack is about to board The Spirit of Kirkpatrick, a cruise liner built for relaxation and fun. Pretty soon, however, Jack realises that a little R&R is the last thing he's ever going to get aboard the cursed ship. There's a virus onboard, making people insane and bleeding from the eyes. The whole ship is overrun with blood and death, and there is nowhere to escape. But, just when Jack thinks his number is up and that his life is over, he wakes up. The day is exactly the same. In fact everything is the same. Jack is forced to witness the viral outbreak again and again as it ravages the ship and its passengers over and over, day after day. Jack quickly finds himself trapped in a repeating hell. It isn't be long before Jack realises that there are others onboard just like him - and some of them know more about the situation then they're letting on.

Make You (Stake You Book 2)

Book two in the Stake You series.

It's been months since Devlin O'Mara's boyfriend killed a vampire for her, months since her family and friends covered up the incident for her. But now teenage girls are going missing and dying, and it seems as if Sully could somehow be back in town.

As the kidnappings draw too close to home, Devlin sets off on a mission to find the truth. But as she soon discovers, enemies can become allies, allies could be the true source of her problems, and vengeance is one of the few emotions vampires retain.

It'll all end in blood and tears... but who will survive?

Apparition: Book One of The Apparition Series

What do you do when the ghost haunting your house falls in love with you?

Jade Foster just moved to a new city with her mother and step-dad in the middle of her senior year. She doesn't know anyone. She has a midterm on Monday. And her house is haunted.

Sean Clayton died at eighteen almost seventy years ago. When Jade moves in, he believes she is the one who can help him finally move on. But his connection to Jade exposes her to dark forces from the afterlife. Despite the danger, Sean promises to protect her.

But falling in love with her might be the scariest thing he could do ...

Apparition is exciting, suspenseful, romantic, uplifting, heartbreaking, sometimes funny, and always entertaining. This is the paranormal romance you've been waiting for! A YA novel that's not just for young adults. Check out the reviews and see for yourself ...

From the reviews ...

"I literally couldn't put this book down."

" ... absorbing, entertaining, rich, and deliciously twisting! A complete delight from beginning to end ..."

"A really good book! Couldn't put it down! I think I read it in less than a week! I liked it so much I bought the entire series for a friend, who's an avid reader and is always looking for great stories by new authors, for Christmas!"

"This is by far my favorite book! I absolutely loved the trilogy!"

"This series is full of unexpected twists; I felt so many emotions while reading this novel."

"Apparition was incredible! Held me spellbound until the very end, which left me breathless for more."

"This book had my full attention from the beginning and I couldn't put it down!"

What are you waiting for? Scroll up and download your copy now!

Don't miss all the twists--get books two and three in The Apparition Series, too! You won't want to wait to see what happens next!

A Little Girl In My Room & Other Stories

A Little Girl in my Room & Other Stories is a collection of dark flash fiction by Claire Farrell. This book is Rated R: Adults Only. Some may find the themes addressed disturbing. Content includes child abuse, rape, suicide, murder and violence.

This dark fiction collection contains 12 short stories:

Skeleton in the Closet and Childlike Bride - What happens to the vulnerable when they are taken advantage of then abandoned?



A Friend - A lonely ghost bears witness to a Halloween prank that ends in tragedy.

Frozen and Frozen in Reverse - Parallel stories detailing an attack in the words of the victim and then the rapist.

Ready or Not - What's your idea of hell?

Justice - The lengths the heartbroken will go to for justice . . . or revenge.

Forever Young - Sometimes regrets come too late.

Peace, Deals, A Great Day, A Little Girl in my Room - Four offerings of the supernatural kind.

Pulp Dummy Dreadful: Tales to Make You Scared and Depressed

Seven tales of dread, of wicked individuals, sinister entities, and strange happenings.

Tales unsuitable for children, the fainthearted, and oversensitive, emotional types.

Tales to make you scared and depressed.

"THE MAGIC OF MR. AND MRS. CRUFF" While little Lucy's mommy and daddy fight and throw stuff at each other, she hides in her room and talks to friendly shadow people, who give her all the junk food she wants.

"DUWENDE" In exchange for booze and smokes, the mystical, tiny man grants Santiago a wish. When it comes, Santiago isn't thrilled. He's disgusted.

"SOUL BURN" The powerful new drug is only sold to "special individuals" and Dominic is one of them. He soon experiences the mind-blowing trip, but it totally isn't rad.

"THE ME" Kurt receives terrifying text messages...From himself?

"ASLEEP FOR SERENA" The girl of his dreams. The girl he only knows in his dreams. The girl he truly loves. Rob will finally meet her.

"NO WAY, MAN" Janet's daughter is distressed and won't stop crying. "No way, man," the three-year-old keeps saying, "no way, man." What does it mean?

"THE GUMMY WORM GIRL" She's a horridly deformed enigma and she loves gummy worms. She's about to change a candy store employee's life.

Pulp Dummy Dreadful.

Some bastards won't go to hell soon enough.

Burn The Dead: Quarantine (Book One In The Zombie Saga): Volume 1

Robert Stephenson makes his living burning zombies - a job that pays the bills and plays tricks on the mind. Still, his life is routine until one day his infected wife, Anna, shows up in line for the incinerator, and Rob must cremate the love of his life. In a race against the clock, he must find his four-year-old son Sammy, who is stranded in a newly quarantined zone, teeming with the walking dead, and crawling with the Necro-Morbus virus. Does Rob have what it takes to fight the undead and put his broken family back together? Or will he also end up in the incinerator - burning with the rest of the dead? "If you're looking for a fast-paced zombie read, I highly recommend Burn The Dead by Steven Jenkins. (5-STARS)" K.C. FINN - Readers' Favorite

Rudyard Kipling: The Complete Novels and Stories (The Greatest Writers of All Time)

This ebook contains Rudyard Kipling's complete novels and stories.

This edition has been professionally formatted and contains several tables of contents. The first table of contents (at the very beginning of the ebook) lists the titles of all novels included in this volume. By clicking on one of those titles you will be redirected to the beginning of that work, where you'll find a new TOC that lists all the chapters and sub-chapters of that specific work.

Zombie Moon Rising (A Peter Brannigan Novella)

A Peter Brannigan novella

*Set in the same world as the Ava Delaney series*

-Peter Brannigan had forgotten it was Halloween until he noticed the zombie shuffling down his street.-

Before Peter met Ava, before Aiden became a consultant to the Council, unlikely allegiances were formed.

Their world has always been full of magic and darkness, but zombie attacks are out of even the Council's league. Investigating the appearance of a zombie in his neighbourhood, Peter teams up with Aiden to find the perpetrator of black magic that few in Ireland understand, but he ends up facing choices that force him to question his own humanity.

The Tutor: A Ghost Story

Young Max hates Fourth Grade math. His teenage friend Claire is an ace with numbers, and is always eager to help him with his homework. Max adores her, and loves when she visits him in the old house on Hollow Street.

Claire can also weave a ghost story like no one else. But her favorite tale always sends chills down his spine, and hits a little too close to home...

Death Whispers (Mary Howard Supernatural Mysteries Book 1)

Please note that this book is written in UK English and the grammar and spelling may differ from US English and other English speaking countries.

Death Whispers (Mary Howard Supernatural Mysteries Series).

Mary Howard is a failed writer. She is also rich, clumsy, a virgin, and she can see dead people - a gift that she believes is a curse. A visit from a recently murdered spirit starts a sequence of events that means that Mary can no longer ignore the ghosts that taunt her. She finds herself surrounded by spirits, ghosts, and ghouls, the jet-setting types that she despises, a handsome detective inspector who sends her senses soaring and her temper flaring, and above all of this, her life is in danger! Can Mary come to terms with the gift of being a medium before time runs out and more dead bodies are found?

Excerpt:

The high pitched scream echoed with needle-sharp pain in Mary's ears. She wanted to wrap her arms around her head; but was unable to, due to the spirit's weight bearing down on her body holding her in place. "Oh my God!" she silently screamed, unable to shout due to the pressure on her chest. "What is it, oh dear God, what is it?"

'Death Whispers', is the first book in the 'Mary Howard Supernatural Mysteries Series', from the author Charmain Marie Mitchell, (the author of the bestselling 'Vampire' series).

Girl's Guide to Witchcraft: Volume 1 (Washington Witches (Magical Washington) series)

Jane Madison has a problem. Or two. Or three. She's unhappily working as a librarian. She has a crush on her oblivious Imaginary Boyfriend. And she just learned she won't receive a well-deserved raise; instead, she can live for free in a cottage on the library grounds. When Jane settles into her new home, she discovers a hidden chamber lined with ancient books about witchcraft. Her first spell awakens a feline familiar. Her second makes her irresistible to men. Those magical workings attract a sexy magical warder, and Jane's life is quickly turned upside down. Does Jane have what it takes to become a real witch?

All Things To Everyone (Sinister Sydney Book 1)

Fifteen year old Paul Blake is not looking forward to spending quality time with his grandmother, who has never taken an interest in him. This time however things are different because he reveals to her an ability to see the supernatural. She wants to train him but she is not the only one who is keen to help him develop his talents. He soon realizes that he can't be all things to everyone and he will have to make some difficult decisions. His choices will lead him into a terrifying fight for survival that will test his skill and courage to the limit.

All Things to Everyone is the first book in the Sinister Sydney Series: stories where the supernatural pierces the thin skin of modern life in Sydney.

Moorehead Manor: Volume 1 (The Moorehead Manor Series)

Three teenagers stumble into a haunted mansion that traps them in a deadly nightmare. In order to escape alive, they must uncover the house's dark secrets of murder and prejudice.

A Place in Time: A Ghost mystery (The Spirit of Peterborough Book 1)



An ancient artefact, and a mystery ghost



The unlikely discovery of an ancient artefact changes the life of Neil Pressland. His wife Judy, and best friend Nasra wonder what it has got to do with any of them - especially as the find took place over a decade ago? A mystery ghost figure appears from many centuries earlier but what Neil must discover is why he is haunted by the present.

British ghost stories with a hint of Time travel?The first of a series of stories based in Peterborough UK. Just an ordinary city full of people like you and me, steeped in history and totally unique, but it could be anywhere, really, it could. Every city holds secrets from its past that lie dormant ready to affect the future, but what if there was more than that? What happens when something from another time rises to the surface to confront us? The three of them soon find themselves drawn into something very deep and dark that is shaping their future.

Spooky mysteries have their way of piecing the bits together

Can Nasra work it out and get to Neil in time? Is he really who he seems to be? And as gradually his ghost gifts emerge, we wonder what can he really know about the past? As the plot thickens and pieces of an uncomfortably placed jigsaw start to fall into place, Nasra realises she must act fast to ensure their summer ends in the way it was always meant to be.

This is a mystery english to the core,

that tells a story like never before.

Now open your mind and I pledge you will see,

your home city - quite differently.

A fascinating tale of ghostly time travel based on elements of historical fact. Taking place in a contemporary setting in the heart of rural England this is the first book in a series of Peterborough-based mystery short stories.

Crucible: A Phoenix Novella

*Best read after Demon Dog and before Tethers*

When an incident on werewolf territory leads to a human death, Phoenix flees with the culprit. He thinks he's on a quest to save a life, but he slowly discovers a part of his past that had been erased forever.

A BROKEN GIRL'S JOURNEY

Lakea Johnson is a 14-year-old girl growing up in the crime riddled streets of Memphis, TN. She is forced to endure unthinkable turmoil and pain at the hands of those who are supposed to protect her, leaving her battered and broken time after time. Lakea's life is just one tragedy after the next, pushing her into a pattern of violence and rebellion. Then one day she meets Jeremy and he gives her something she has been searching for her entire life....unconditional love. As Lakea continues to struggle with the harsh realities of her environment, she and Jeremy become closer, however tragedy strikes again, shattering her heart and dreams, while turning her world upside down. Lakea is a broken girl with a long hard journey ahead of her. Does she have what it takes to overcome? Or will she always be broken?

Sliced and Diced: A collection of dark and twisted short stories

A collection of 17 dark and twisted tales that will entertain, scare, shock, and disturb you.

Stories include a serial killer on the hunt for his next trophy, ghosts on a murderous reunion tour, a jealous girlfriend killing her boyfriend's beloved pet, a ghost bride, and a demon tormenting a nun.

Author Joan De La Haye presents an assortment of narratives; some have been previously published in acclaimed anthologies, while others have never seen the light of day. All are sure to provide thrills and chills but are best read with the lights on.

In the Shadow of Angels: The Guardian Series 1

How far would you go to keep a secret?



In her debut novel In the Shadow of Angels, Fanny Lee Savage weaves together a riveting story of forbidden love, danger and deceit, with the perfect combination of chick lit and high fantasy. This unforgettable tale follows Charlotte Duval, whose life is altered forever one fateful night, leaving her willing to do anything to keep an awful secret...



One hot summer day, only weeks before her thirtieth birthday, Charlotte's quiet life is interrupted when her past shows up on her door step, forcing her to face her worst nightmares. She spent five years in hiding, working hard to forget lies that tore her family apart.

Suddenly, Charlotte finds herself swept away to an ominous chateau in France by the one person she tried to forget. Henri, her first love, has been doing research that has brought about unwanted attention, leaving Charlotte in danger and with more questions than answers. She is forced to wait, living with the chateau's residents, while the mystery of Henri's research unfolds around her.

Charlotte soon finds her hosts know more about her past than she'd like and carry secrets of their own. Aydin, the power behind security that has been assigned to Charlotte, is a quiet and menacing force, one she discovers, she can't stop thinking of, leaving her budding romance with Henri in jeopardy.

While in France, Charlotte discovers a dark world she never knew existed. A world shrouded in shadow, threatening to consume her.

Monster in the Mirror and other Short Stories - Includes Extended Previews of Super Zombie Juice Mega Bomb and The Little Wooden Chair

Includes two free additional short stories. That's three great short stories for younger readers.

Could there be a hidden room somewhere in your house? And just what would you find lurking there?

Nate, his little sister, and best buddy Dan, stumble upon a hidden room during a sleep-over. What they find inside is anything but friendly.

Includes the bonus short story: Steven, Space Stowaway (originally published in the June issue of Spaceports & Spidersilk).

When Steven's Mom leaves for a mission to Mars, he's determined to come along. Even if he has to sneak onboard.

Just one problem: he gets caught. And the Captain has a particularly unpleasant way of dealing with stowaways.

Includes the bonus short story: Bloody Marcy.

When a game of Bloody Mary goes terribly wrong, someone might just die.

Praise for Monster in the Mirror:

"This short story is small and sweet. It's creepy and has a feel of Neil Gaiman's Coraline to it. That eerie, childlike innocence mixed in with horror and suspense. It's a great read, and I really enjoyed it." - YA Books Reviewed

"A very good short story. Written in an eerie enough way to make (you) to look over your shoulder and avoid mirrors for awhile." - Tricia Bennett, Author

"Wow! Excellent short story. Well written and very easy to read. I didn't get bored at all. I also liked the song and the ending was awesome." -B. Marie, Smashwords

"This is such a cute book! I loved the characters and everything else about it! Great Ghost Story and pretty creepy too. Definitely worth reading." -Laura F.

"One really good book, I love it ...it got better and better each minute, first good, then great, then excellent, then awesome, then scary, then done." -Toilit L.

About the Author

M.J.A. Ware, known as MJ to his friends, lives in the foothills of the Sierra Mountains with his wife and two daughters. When not writing about aliens, monsters and ghosts, he runs a company where he designs award winning video arcades. He's currently polishing his latest novel, Super Zombie Juice Mega Bomb, about friends who take on an army of the undead, armed with nothing but Super Soakers--filled with zombie killing juice.

Previews:

Five Chapter Extended Preview of Super Zombie Juice Mega Bomb:

When life gives you lemons, kill zombies--turns out lemon juice neutralizes the undead.

Best friends Nathan & Misty return home to discover the military has destroyed the bridges out of their rural town & everyone's fled--except a small horde of zombies.

Even with the help of the town geek, they'll need more then lemonade-powered Super-Soakers; they'll need the Super Zombie Juice Mega Bomb.

Eight Chapter extended preview of The Little Wooden Chair:

Maggy's grandfather knows he'll be dead by the time she's born. The only gift he can afford is one he makes with his own hands.

As he finishes the little wooden chair, he has no idea that his gift will not only be her protector and companion, but it will teach her the meaning of Love.

The Note

When Sophia returns to her car worried about a ticket, she is shocked to find only a note stating, "I'm going to kill you," and her world is quickly turned upside down.

Free Five

Five Flash Fiction horror pieces, all under 1000 words.

Each piece also includes a brief afterword from the author with a bit of background on where he got the idea for the story.

A little insight into the life and mind of a horror writer.

Approx. 7000 words (roughly 28 pages)

Includes:

- "The Professional Crier"

The tears of high school outcast Penny Circe can bring back the dead. At least temporarily.

- "I Spy With My Little Eye"

Anthony Monsano has gone through hell to finally find himself in possession of the round box. The question is, what's inside?

- "Run, Rabbit. Run."

Pete Cantrell hates jackrabbits. Unfortunately, his home is surrounded by them. And something else as well.

- "The Death He Expected"

A group of boys on a midnight, full moon trip to an Indian burial site get more than just a practical joke.

- "Another Oldie But Goodie"

Retirement home resident Margaret Daniels is hearing music that no one else can hear, a song she hasn't heard in almost 50 years.

Ashes

A collection of six supernatural stories by international bestselling author and Stoker Award finalist Scott Nicholson, including "Homecoming," "The Three-Dollar Corpse" and "She Climbs a Winding Stair."

From the author of The Red Church, Speed Dating With The Dead, Liquid Fear, Disintegration, Drummer Boy, and the collections Flowers, Curtains, and The First, these stories visit haunted islands, disturbed families, and forgotten pasts as Nicholson serves up chills, thrills, ghosts stories, and paranormal fantasy. Collected from the pages of Cemetery Dance Magazine, The Book of Dark Wisdom, Black Static, and more.

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

The Sniper (Ghost stories Book 1)

"The bullets buzzed like bees, the barrage turned the sky black, with men reduced to a puff of crimson in the blink of an eye."

As the bloodiest battle of WW1 rages all around them three friends find themselves facing a phantom sniper deep in no-man's land. Set against the horror of the Somme it becomes harder for the soldiers to separate fact from fiction as their world is torn apart. One thing is certain: you never see the shots, and the marksman never misses.

Blood Hunger: Volume 1 (Deathless Night Series)

It's been seven years since Nikulas' brother walked out the door of his Seattle apartment and never came back. All he knew was that the he was on his way to meet with the leader of a neighboring vampire colony who'd been causing trouble, and neither of them have been seen since. Now, with the first lead he's had in years, Nikulas discovers that a witch went missing around the same time. Coincidence? No way. And even better, she has a sister. And that sister is hot. Nikulas knows as soon as he sets eyes on Emma's strawberry-blonde head that he should stay away from her...the moment he tastes her blood, he knows he won't be able to. Because Emma is HIS. Seven years after Emma witnessed her sister's kidnapping, there's still no sign of what happened to her. She, herself, spent three months in the hospital after the "bear" attack, and still has the scars to prove it. Now, as day after day passes with no news of her sister, she has to fight against the loss of hope...until she gets a phone call from a seductive stranger who claims to have new information. He seems harmless with his teasing manner and Hollywood pretty-boy looks, but she can sense a predatory air of danger about him. Instead of warning her away, however, she finds herself irresistibly drawn to him, and agrees to go with him on a rescue mission to find their missing siblings. Although Nikulas aches to keep Emma with him always, a ghost from the past won't let him. And he soon finds out that she her own demons to fight. Determined to resist the Blood Hunger, Nikulas decides that she deserves more than spending her life with a vampire, even if it means losing his own in the process. However, Emma is just as determined to prove to him that they can fight their ghosts...together.

Death Whispers: Volume 1 (The Mary Howard Supernatural Series)

Death Whispers (Mary Howard Supernatural Mysteries Series). Mary Howard is a failed writer. She is also rich, clumsy, a virgin, and she can see dead people - a gift that she believes is a curse. A visit from a recently murdered spirit starts a sequence of events that means that Mary can no longer ignore the ghosts that taunt her. She finds herself surrounded by spirits, ghosts, and ghouls, the jet-setting types that she despises, a handsome detective inspector who sends her senses soaring and her temper flaring, and above all of this, her life is in danger! Can Mary come to terms with the gift of being a medium before time runs out and more dead bodies are found?

Death Watch - A Horror Short Story

Verne's Momma had one rule which could never be broken. He could not reveal to any outsider what went on within their house. Verne knew, without a shadow of a doubt, that to violate that rule was to bring unholy tortures down onto his head.

And so not a word passed his lips. Not during the twenty-five years he lived in the dank basement, curled up on the thin mattress.

Not during the ten long years of his prison sentence.

Until he made the mistake ...

* * *

Death Watch delves into the depths of horror which exist in our society. Despite our modern world's veneer of civilization, there are far too many who fall through the cracks. Who are abandoned to a darker world.

A portion of all proceeds from this series benefit battered women's shelters.

Just One Day

The engineer awoke to the sound of the failing air conditioning, knowing four things above all else. He knew exactly who would be beating a monotonous rhythm on the door, he knew that he had to kill them, he knew that they would already be dead and rotting, and he was painfully aware that they would not be alone...

Just One Day is a short sci-fi/horror story by Jacob Prytherch, author of The Binary Man, Heal The Sick Raise The Dead, and the Cuts of Flesh series.

For updates visit https://www.facebook.com/jakeprytherch and 'like'.

Main website - jakeprytherch.wix.com/main

Mask of the Macabre

Four short tales of Victorian terror, each bound to the other by a chilling thread.



The date is January 10th 1866 and the snow is falling thick on the blood soaked streets of a murderous London...



Mask of The Macabre - A travelling magician appears with a gruesome show. But what secret does it hide?



Doctor Harvey - Bethlem lunatic asylum's newest patient has a story to tell, but how will he tell it to his doctor?

Memento Mori - A photographer is given a mysterious assignment with disturbing consequences.



The New Costume. - The entertainer discovers a new string to his bow and gives the finest performance of his career.

(13,000 words in total)

Ghost Moon Rising: A Peter Brannigan Novella

When Peter Brannigan sold his house, he thought he was done with the bad memories of his past. But as Halloween rolls around, he's faced with being sued over the fact the house is now haunted.

Determined to deal with the problem before he's forced to go bankrupt, Peter enlists the help of a reluctant medium and a Catholic priest. But as the violence and danger grow, it soon becomes clear that the problem could be bigger than a disgruntled spirit... and the solution the one person Peter can't afford to risk.

Hear Me: A psychological thriller.

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Punishment has a Voice.

Joana and Goncalo are married. But their marriage is far from perfect.

The tragedy of their daughter's death has pushed them apart, to the point that they can barely communicate.

Yet Joana and Goncalo are still married.

Then the Voice appears, a voice that only Goncalo seems to hear. Convinced their dead daughter is reaching out to him from beyond, Goncalo becomes obsessed with decoding the Voice's message.

An obsession that forces both of them to confront the real forces that keep them together, and what they truly felt about each other and their daughter.

And the truth behind the Voice will push them towards a fate they never wanted, and could never have guessed.

Joana and Goncalo are married.

For now.

Curious Goods: Pandora's Box - Book 1

When Paul has the worst news that a father can get, that his child has a terminal disease, he spirals into despair. He discovers a quaint antique shop, Curious Goods. Much to his surprise, the owner offers him a solution to all his woes. He accepts and is ecstatic when his daughter improves. All is well, until things start to spiral downwards. Things are not as they seem.

Book 1 of the Curious Goods series. Each book is a complete story written in the Curious Goods universe.

Joe Coffin Season One Episode One (A Vampire Suspense and Gory Horror Series: Episode 1 Book 0)

". . .delivers gore, scares, pathos, and even some laughs in a bloody bundle that is much greater than the sum of its parts."

-David Dubrow, Gingernuts of Horror

"This was genuinely the best read I've had in a long time and I cannot wait for more from Joe Coffin!"

-Alli, Amazon review.

Get ready. Joe Coffin is on his way. And he's mad as hell.

Joe Coffin is fresh out of jail, but going straight is the last thing on his mind. The sickos who murdered his wife and child are still out there, and he's going to get revenge.

The problem is, Joe Coffin is in much deeper than he realises, and his wife might not be as dead as he believes.

Violent, gory, profane and explicit, Joe Coffin is for mature readers only.

Interview with the author:

Q - So, what makes the Joe Coffin series special?

A - A few different things, really. I love vampires but I'm not interested in the sparkly romantic types crowding the bookshelves at the moment. In writing Joe Coffin I wanted to go back to the idea that a vampire novel should be full of gory horror, and that the vampires would be nasty and almost indestructible. But I also love British crime movies, and I thought why not pit my vampires against a British gang and throw in a gutsy female journalist as well, with a sprinkling of humour amongst the brutal action.

So yes, the Joe Coffin books are a mix of genres. The other thing to bear in mind is that they are written in episodic format, much like a TV series. That way they remain tightly plotted and fast paced.

Overall, the Joe Coffin series is written to keep you turning the pages - and I've made sure there's never a dull moment.

Q - What's with this Season One in the title?

A - Again, it's the TV series format. I love Netflix and Amazon Video, and I binge watch my TV shows now, instead of how I used to watch them, one episode a week. I wanted to reflect that idea in the books, and I hope you will want to binge read all four episodes in each season of Joe Coffin.

Q - What order should I read the books in?

A - You need to start with Season One and work your way through. If you don't start at the beginning you won't have a clue what's happening in the later books, as the story is tightly tied in together and progresses as you read on.

Q - So, why should readers give these books a try?

A - If you like modern horror, or vampire novels, I think you will like this series of books. Even if you're on the fence about the horror aspect, but enjoy violent crime fiction, I think you may well love these books. And they are lightning fast, with smart dialogue and great characters, and a hero you will love in mob henchman Joe Coffin.

Thanks for reading!

Joe Coffin Vampire Suspense and Gory Horror Series eBook Categories:

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Crossbite: A Sailor Ray and Blaze Monroe Supernatural Urban Fantasy Vampire Hunting Short

We both promised to avenge Mom's death, but there's something else we have to do first. It's part of the job when you're a hunter and it's hard turn a blind eye when people are suffering at the hands of the supernatural.

Vampires are picking off college kids and turning them to grow their ranks. So far, at least a half dozen are confirmed to be connected to the case.

We're going to stop them...the three of us. Dad, Blaze, and myself, and save who we can along that way.

Dad's worried about us, but I can handle myself. Blaze can, too. Even if it's risky dealing with vamps, he has to trust me because that's the only way we'll be ready when the time comes to face Mom's killer.

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. **

Monster Mashup - Spooky Short Story Omnibus

Now with twelve short stories.

Monsters, magic, goblins, zombies, and more. Be prepared to sleep with the lights on. This collection of short stories will have you looking over your shoulder, avoiding mirrors, and jumping at the slightest sound.

From fiendish creatures hiding in your bathroom mirror, to Halloween pranks gone deadly wrong. Each story will scare, delight, and surprise.

No gore or cursing here, just good ol' spine-chilling fun!

Infinite Reflections - When Jessie's sister gets trapped in a haunted mirror, he must figure out how to destroy the creature within. Though, Mom might like it if he gets his sister out first.

Bloody Marcy - Mixing a game of Bloody Mary with a practical joke proves to be a deadly combination.

Monster in the Mirror - Nate, his little sister, and best buddy Dan, stumble upon a hidden room during a sleep-over. What they find inside is anything but friendly.

Death Trap - Mike takes a bet to go inside a haunted house, but will he live long enough to collect?

Steven, Space Stowaway - Steven sneaks onboard a spaceship bound for Mars. Just one problem: the Captain has a particularly unpleasant way of dealing with stowaways.

The Price of Friendship - How much is a best friend worth? Joey finds out the hard way.

Hobgoblin Horror - Jake only volunteered at the retirement home because Shelby works there. So, it's no wonder he's doesn't hear Mr. Fitches' warnings about a local homicidal hobgoblin--too bad for him.

Rolling Leprechauns for Change - Leprechauns can have a nasty sense of humor--especially, when they're getting even.

Hide-n-Go-Coffin - Playing hide-and-seek in a cemetery is disrespectful. When it happens to be cursed, the results can be deadly, or maybe even worse.

Grandpa's Suits - A game of spin-the-bottle with the school pervert isn't a bright idea. Fortunately for Zoey, she's not quite alone.

Brother's Keeper - Zack would be wise to spend less time looking for his missing sled and more time worrying about what's lurking outside. And he's not the only one who'll suffer for his single-mindedness.

Super Zombie Juice Mega Bomb - When Life gives you lemons, kill zombies. In this special short story that inspired the upcoming novel, Nate and Misty's town is overrun by the undead and they'll need a little luck to squeeze their way out of this sticky mess.

These stories are not recommended for kids under 8.

Horror is here!: Chills down your Spine

23 short stories that will take you on a thrill ride and each one will be reminiscent of your worst nightmares. Every story is a standalone story but still weaves itself into a common universe. The genre is unique for each story but it is you who plays the central character in each one of them. Take 23 different roles varying from a businessman to a thief, from a god to a ghost, from an alien to a vampire as you participate in this journey into the realm of nightmares.

Half-Made Girls: A Pitchfork County Novel

Hell on Earth Has a Home in Pitchfork CountyGet the next book in this series free - link inside this book!

Joe Hark is a drunk, a live wire, and the night marshal of Pitchfork County. He just wants the monsters, including his own cursed family, to leave him alone long enough to drown his haunted memories in an ocean of whiskey. When someone hangs a mutilated girl from a cross, it's just the start of Joe's latest nightmare.

As he hunts for the killer, Joe finds a nest of meth-addled cultists with roots in his own tortured past. It turns out his enemies want to call up a nightmarish god so vile, it'll eviscerate Joe, his family, and the world at large.

Joe has no choice but to team up with unlikely allies in a winner-takes-all battle. When the power of the cult grows, Joe learns the only way to stop the destruction may be his own sacrifice.

Half-Made Girls is the first installment in the Pitchfork County series, which features graphic violence, fresh mythology, strangely disturbing images, a freight train pace, and a warped sense of humor. If you liked Lukyanenko's Night Watch, Jim Butcher's The Dresden Files, or Clive Barker's Weaveworld, then you'll love this highly imaginative dark horror series from author Sam Witt.

Pick up this thrilling supernatural series starter today!

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Night Night (A Short Horror Story)

A short horror story of 3600 words.

On Monday night Faye finds that her mattress is broken. She doesn't know how it happened, it was fine the night before.

When she buys a new mattress from a backstreet bed shop, awful things she could never have imagined begin to emerge. Things that make her flesh crawl.

Can she possibly make a horrific situation work to her advantage? Or is the cosy life she was used to over for good?

House of Justice: A Horror Short Story

Halloween only comes around once a year, and the Justices do it right. They turn their house into a museum of torture, sectioning off each room with a velvet rope. The exhibits are so terrifying that the local amusement park asks them for their secret. It's quite simple, actually. And four lucky--or unlucky--fans get to find out what it is firsthand.

For a Ghost-Free Time, Call

For a Ghost-Free Time, Call is an episodic supernatural adventure set in the emerald city of Eugene, Oregon which follows a young man, who-since he was a boy-has had the irritating ability to see ghosts all around him. In spite of this so-called "gift," he found a way to cope and a few less than legitimate ways to make a little money on the side. But a con that started out as a way to make a quick buck will soon become a terrifying reality check about the world he thought he understood...

"Eugene is teeming with ghosts and for some stupid, God damn reason, I'm the only one who can see them."

At the young age of nine, Jared developed the unnatural ability to see the lingering spirits of the dead, and beyond its initial novelty, all it's ever done is piss him off. After having to grow up rather quickly on his own, Jared took something that would have easily driven most people insane and found a way to use his unwelcomed gift to his advantage. He studied and took notes from the most prevalent movies and television shows, and armed with every mainstream supernatural trope and cliche he could find, started his very own--more or less legitimate--ghost removal service. With years of hit-or-miss cons and a number of temporary solutions to combat the most crippling aspects of his "gift," Jared finally found a way to live a "normal" life and a way to fit in with society. However, one day, while working a routine job for a rich mark, Jared will be confronted with his own lies and a glimpse of the truth behind the world around him and his abilities.

For a Ghost-Free Time, Call is a supernatural thriller written by up and coming Pacific Northwest author Sean Kelly (author of "The Drive Home: A Tale of Bromance and Horror" and co-founder of Emerald Inkwell, A Pacific Northwest Publishing Community) and is the first story in an episodic series brought to you by Emerald Inkwell. Every city has their supernatural annoyances, but that doesn't mean you have to put up with them. Instead, for a ghost-free time, just call.

Embrace the Mystery: Volume 3 (The Blood Rose Series)

Mastyr Quinlan pursues the artist, Batya, with only one thing in mind but soon discovers that his desire for her is just the beginning of an earth-shattering affair... He doesn't want a woman in his life... Quinlan must keep Grochaire Realm safe from the enemy at all costs. As ruler of his realm, a woman has no permanent place in his day-to-day existence. But when his lust takes him to Batya's bedroom, he soon discovers he's deep into a powerful experience that threatens to blow his life apart. He wants Batya with a feverish desire that makes no sense in his logical, warrior world. But when an ancient fae attacks Batya's gallery, he launches into protector mode and soon finds himself embroiled -- body, soul, and fangs -- with a woman he'd only meant to bed a couple of times. She has no desire to get involved with a mastyr vampire... Batya's intense desire for Mastyr Quinlan stuns and baffles her. She doesn't want to be involved with the vampire on any level. His sole focus of ruling Grochaire Realm has kept him from staying with one woman longer than the proud length of his fangs. Besides, she's built a life for herself in Lebanon, Tennessee as an artist and healer to the realm ex-patriot community. But when the ancient fae attacks Quinlan at her gallery, then attempts to kidnap her assistant, Batya finds herself catapulted into an astonishing adventure. Even so, she works steadily to get back to her free-clinic and her painting, but how can she leave Quinlan behind when he's commanded her like no other man ever has?

Quirk Books Summer Reads: Curated by Planet Quirk

This sampler rounds up some of the best fiction that Quirk Books has to offer...



Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children - A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. And a strange collection of very curious photographs. It all waits to be discovered in the #1 New York Times best selling Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience.



The Last Policeman - What's the point in solving murders if we're all going to die? Detective Hank Palace has asked this question ever since an asteroid hovered into view on a collision course with planet Earth. The Last Policeman offers a story we've never read before: a police procedural set on the brink of an apocalypse.



Bedbugs - An understated horror story filled with loving references to Rosemary's Baby and other classic tales of urban paranoia, Bedbugs will keep your skin crawling into the wee hours of the night.



Pride and Prejudice and Zombies - This New York Times best seller features the original text of Jane Austen's beloved novel with all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie action.



Night of the Living Trekkies - This sci-fi/zombie/comedy/adventure tale follows a group of rag-tag Trekkies getting together for the fifth annual GulfCon--but soon find themselves defending their hotel and convention center against hordes of flesh-eating undead.



Taft 2012 - He is the perfect presidential candidate. There's just one problem: He is William Howard Taft . . . and he was already U.S. president a hundred years ago. So what on earth is he doing alive and well and considering a running mate in 2012?

Apocalypstick

A Kindle Top 100 Free Book in Anthologies and Short Stories

If a man's behavior suddenly and inexplicably changes, it is probably because of a woman. Or rather, the man's perception of a woman. The two stories in this book explore the dark paths set by male leads and the warped lens through which they view the opposite gender.

Killing Tiffany Hudson: This post-apocalyptic science fiction tale follows a heroic, but guilt-ridden young man, mutated by an alien plague. Contrary to his policy of avoiding cities, he battles his way into a monster-infested Manhattan to rescue a young woman from an imminent, and probably very messy, death.

Finding Home: Part paranormal horror, and part psychological thriller, this creepy story puts you in the blood spattered shoes of deeply disturbed man on a quest for the perfect home and family, as he tries to escape the control of man bent on his destruction. Can he ever find the "normal" life he so desperately craves, when the man he is fleeing only exists in his head?

Madeline (A Short Horror Story)

A shed full of macabre secrets... A wife gone crazy...A nine-year-old girl that must die.

Jonah fights for his life while trying to stop his deranged wife from killing their daughter in the name of the Lord.

Sometimes, the Devil truly is in the details.

**Warning: Madeline is a short HORROR story not intended for anyone who may be offended by graphic language or scenes of violence. Please, don't read this story if you are squeamish or easily offended.

The Awakening: Book I in The Awakening Series: Volume 1

"Tara folded and unfolded the pink referral slip. Her fingers made sweat marks on the paper. "I can't be pregnant. I haven't had sex."" Lisa M. Lilly's heart pounding new novel, "The Awakening," tells the story of one young woman who finds her life at risk over a phenomenon she cannot understand. Tara Spencer is at a loss. She has recently learned she's pregnant, despite never having had sex. Her fiance breaks up with her, convinced she cheated on him, and even her parents and best friend doubt her story. But when Cyril Woods, a member of The Brotherhood religious order, claims to believe that Tara is still a virgin, she believes she has finally found understanding. The Brotherhood sees Tara's child as a possible new messiah-that is, until they learn she is expecting a girl. This revelation convinces them that the child is actually the anti-Christ, and they are determined to prevent Tara from giving birth at any cost. As the forces aligned against her close in, Tara's only hope for survival is to solve the mystery of her pregnancy. But who is her friend and who is her enemy? Will Tara find answers before it's too late?"

The Watchtower

THE WATCHTOWER is the first book in a series about a motley crew of paranormal individuals who must deal with their own personal demons, while trying to save the world from real ones, and end up the pawns in an immortal battle of revenge.

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His first day of work wasn't what Martin Cunningham expected. A sultry boss, a classy receptionist, the drama-queen foreigner, and a painfully shy techie who prefers hiding to human interaction, was the oddest group of characters he'd ever met. When an assassination attempt is made against his new boss, Martin comes face to face with the stuff of nightmares.

Now he and his new co-workers must race to prevent another attack, but where do they start? There's very little to go on, and the only solid piece of evidence escaped through the u-bend in the toilet. By the end of the day, Martin becomes one of the privileged few who really understands what lies in the shadows, and what it means to work in THE WATCHTOWER.

Hotel Z: A Short Story

Welcome to Hotel Z, the best place to sample merchandise anywhere in town. We catch them fresh and don't keep them too long - that's the secret. But be careful, sometimes they bite!

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.

The Child of Mystery (Chains of Darkness Book 1)



The clock is ticking, and time is running out...NOT ALL THINGS BOUND IN CHAINS SHOULD BE FREEDTime for Melinda is fast running out. Time for her to make her escape. And time to make a daring rescue.

From the Publisher that brought you popular short story series Witching Call, Hostile Hearts, Earthbound Angels, The January Morrison Files Psychic Series, Ralph's Gift, Children of Time, Chains of Darkness, Tropical Storms and Friend Zone...

The only thing fifteen-year-old Melinda has been thinking about ever since she found out that she was betrothed to a man twice her age was how to escape the madness of the cult she had been trapped in. But escape seems easier said than done, especially since Melinda is being kept under the watchful eyes of her Uncle, an Aunt who never seems to sleep, and the Elders.

Melinda has the unique ability to see things no one can, like Angels and, once one Halloween, a demon. Her power also allows her to see a boy named Caleb, who isn't really a boy but has the fading aura of an Angel, get captured by the Elders. Kept in chains and tortured, Caleb's agonizing cries are a constant reminder of why she must get as far away from the cult as she can. She must escape, and soon, but not without trying to rescue Caleb.

Does Melinda have the power to not only save herself, but to save Caleb? And if she can save him, has she saved an angel... or a demon?

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EXCERPT"What's with the angel, anyway?" Gabe asks, watching her as she smooths the jagged fringe of her hair.

"You can see them, too?" That's the other reason she likes him so much. When she told him that she could see them, he didn't automatically say that she was crazy, like so many other people did. He merely nodded, and listened. He didn't believe her, not then. But he does now.

"No, but I kinda assumed, after what happened last night," he says, leaving the sentence unfinished. He leaves the bathroom . She keeps snipping, concentrating on keeping her hand steady.

"Um, Melinda?"

"Yeah?"

"Where is he?"

She feels a lump form in her throat, and fights back a wave of nausea as she goes to confirm what she's inexplicably terrified about: the bed where Caleb was curled up on is empty. The silvery aura, the wall of flames--she doesn't exactly believe in being able to see the future, but right now, she has a very bad feeling that something terrible is going to happen.

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The Wooden Doll That Came Alive (Spookiez Book 1)

This unauthorized Goosebumps parody provides a unique blend of nostalgia and dark comedy. While the series features children as the main characters, the books are, by no means, children's books. The villains in the series will often be symbolic versions of greater issues, following themes of abuse, racism, alcoholism, and other real life monsters that haunt our children today. In our first installment, a wooden ventriloquist doll comes to life. Reader beware, you're in for what may be something that is potentially scary!

Vampire: Find my Grave (Ordo Lupus and the Blood Moon Prophecy Book 1)

John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester, vampire, notorious womaniser and author of erotic poetry, visits Bolsover Castle to take part in an occult ritual, a journey into Hades, the Underworld, to retrieve a great lost treasure in this paranormal thriller.

There is just one problem:

The treasure is guarded by Lilith, succubus and the Great Witch of Hades, and John will have to outwit her twelve times in a struggle of military prowess and bravery, using twelve medieval weapons.

John also has to endure the attentions of twelve beautiful demon women, set by Lilith to trap him, before he can finally reach the mysterious treasure.

He leaves behind him an account of his adventure and only three clues to the location of his grave.

John Wilmot, famous writer of 17th Century erotic poems and subject of the film The Libertine, starring Johnny Depp, makes an intriguing subject for this tale of the occult paranormal.

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The author on the Ordo Lupus and the Blood Moon Prophecy series:

My own family's roots, uncovered over ten years, had led me to one Guillaume; a Chevalier (Knight) in 13th Century Languedoc, France; my earliest ancestor. Simultaneously, I had pursued a theological interest in the Cathars, first through reading a number of books about the Knights Templar and Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Codeand later, an interest in Monsegur and the Rennes-le-Chateau, near where the lost treasure of the Cathars is said to be hidden.

Around the same time I was starting this work, my interest in the paranormal became focused around reincarnation and lycanthropy (werewolves and vampires). I have always loved old Hammer Horror films and particularly the work of Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing. I have also always been interested in luck, and the constant battle between good and evil, light and dark, and yin and yang; who isn't? My own luck seems to run in phases of waves; periods of days or even weeks of good luck, followed by periods of very bad luck. I decided that my main character, as well as being physically imperfect, must have some kind of rare interaction with luck and the forces of good and evil.

From there, I developed the idea that luck might have something to do with the effect of the battle between good and evil: that in fact both Satan and God might both have one hand on the tiller of luck.

I knew the main character would be flawed physically and yet have strange psychic powers but only when I wrote a scene in a graveyard, Highgate Cemetery, did I know that he would also become a Secret Agent and later an amateur sleuth.

Yet another theme is Witchcraft. I have long been interested in the influence of Gurdjieff and Mdm. Blavatsky on modern western ideas. I also make frequent references to the Malleus Maleficarum - the witch-hunter's bible - and wicca, particularly Gardnerian wicca.

The final theme I wanted to get into my novel was the Gothic. The themes of murder, werewolves, vampires, blood, death, eroticism, sex and the paranormal are all things that I like in a novel. My influences are Kate Bush, The Mission, Lord Byron, John Keats (The Eve of St. Agnes is a particularly favourite poem of mine) and, to some extent, Tolkien's Lord of the Rings.

Find out more at: lazloferran.com

Ghost Dancer (A Modern Magics Story)

Ten-year-old Danika Samms was going to be a dancer. She was even going to be on TV for a big national contest. Until a serial killer put an end to her dreams. Now her ghost has come to Thulu and La Fi to save her dog from the killer. La Fi is a medium and Thulu is a finder and together they find justice for the dead.

The detectives take the case, but they find more than a lost pup. They discover a heartbreaking secret and a seasoned killer already on the prowl for his next victim. And this time their walk on the darker side of the paranormal puts their own lives at risk.

"Ghost Dancer" is the third novelette from the Modern Magics series.

A Burnable Book: Free Sampler

TRY A FREE SAMPLE OF THIS STUNNING DEBUT HISTORICAL THRILLER. Set in the turbulent 14th Century, this is perfect for fans of CJ Sansom, The Name of the Rose and An Instance of the Fingerpost.

London, 1385. A city of shadows and fear, in a kingdom ruled by the headstrong young King Richard II, haunted by the spectre of revolt. A place of poetry and prophecy, where power is bought by blood.

For John Gower, part-time poet and full-time trader in information, secrets are his currency. When close confidant, fellow poet Geoffrey Chaucer, calls in an old debt, Gower cannot refuse.

The request is simple: track down a missing book. It should be easy for a man of Gower's talents, who knows the back-alleys of Southwark as intimately as the courts and palaces of Westminster.

But what Gower does not know is that this book has already caused one murder, and that its contents could destroy his life.

Because its words are behind the highest treason - a conspiracy to kill the king and reduce his reign to ashes...

Outpost: A Short Horror Story

A remote fishing trip in the Canadian wilderness promises relaxation and fun for four friends.

But after catching a fish that should have been released on a secluded lake, the horror truly begins.

And something has followed them back to the Outpost.

The Ghost of Nan Clarks Lane (a short story)

***SHORT GHOST STORY***

It's 1940 and twins Jimmy and Patrick are off to catch frogs in the North London countryside. But as the day unfolds, Jimmy realises that the ghost of Nan Clarks Lane may be more than just an old story.

(Also contains Chapter One from the full length novel A Shirtful of Frogs)

Suitable for both adults and children aged 10+

The Hunting Tree

For thousands of years a supernatural killer has slept in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. An amateur ghost hunter has just woken him up. Now that he stalks the night once more, he's traveling east. Although the monster's actions are pure evil, he may be the only thing that can save humanity from extinction.

This story is continued in "Blood Ghost -- The Hunting Tree Book II." Find it today on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Blood-Ghost-Hunting-Tree-ebook/dp/B00FHHF3TE/

Indefinite Fear: A Short Horror Story

A dark, psychological story of 1700 words.

Janie is a troubled young woman who struggles with her own past and future when she discovers that her mother has terminal cancer.

But what is it that Janie's so scared of? And can Nan's red rug save her?

It's the Apocalypse, Dave: Try to Have Fun

Dave's a bit of a loser. Even he'd admit that was true. He's no good at relationships, he's a terrible employee, and he's got no clue what to do with his life. Quite frankly, the world doesn't seem to have a place for him. But that's okay, because the world's just about to end.

An experiment thousands of miles away is about to initiate a world-wide apocalypse that's going to change everything. The world as Dave knew it is over, and he's going to find that the apocalypse has it in for him. While people all around him become infected by nightmarish creatures, Dave discovers he's got some friends left alive who need his help. Together, they're going to have to do battle with parasitic squid creatures out for blood, and find a way to survive an apocalypse designed to eliminate all human life.

Witchwood Estate - Going Home (serial-series bk 1)

The Craft meets Practical Magic - Short, episodic fiction.Orphaned at five-years-old, Alexandria Santorini learns she comes from a long line of powerful witches. Twelve years later, Alexandria is going home to Ferntree Falls to claim her inheritance - Witchwood Estate - the home where she was born, and where her parents were murdered.

But something very sinister is going on in Ferntree Falls - something that will change Alexandria's life in ways she never imagined. For starters, her new best friend disappears in the sunlight...

Whimsical, "TV" length episodes in an ongoing series. Witches, spells, ghosts, sprites, shape-shifters, wolves and more. With an equal measure of Magic and Evil, Witchwood is sure to win your heart and soul.

For all those young at heart, grab your broomstick and come along for the ride!

"Patti Roberts has a pristine talent for making characters on a page breathe. Love them -- Hate them ... you won't be able to help yourself from muttering under your breath about them..." Leslie Hansford.

All I can say is I loved this book - once I started to read it, I couldn't put it down!!!!! Jennifer Leblanc.

Don't Knock on That Door!

It was a day like any other day until curious teens knocked on the door of Bartholomew Manor. It was given the nickname "Dead Manor," because of the hell that went on behind closed doors. No one suspected anything was going on at the manor until too many people came up missing.

Legend has it that a man by the name of Bartholomew that owned the manor went a little crazy after his wife was murdered and was found hanging by the neck from their crystal chandelier. It was going to be their first anniversary together at the beautiful manor they had just purchased. Bartholomew just purchased a one carat diamond ring and a bouquet of flowers along with some wine to celebrate their occasion, but when he opened the door expecting his beautiful wife to greet him with a smile instead his whole world came crashing down.

Undead Winter

One little touch. That's all it takes for the darkness to penetrate. To infect. To destroy.

A plague has incapacitated humanity, spreading across the globe faster than it could ever possibly be contained. Almost overnight the world is awakened to a new reality and the realization that no one is safe, not a single living soul.

As the virus takes control, humanity is brought crashing to its knees. The few left untouched fight frantically for their survival, even as they know their future no longer exists, doing the uninmaginable at the brink of death.

A dark tale that shows exactly how desperate, how dark, humanity can get once the undead winter arrives. You'll be thrust into peoples lives, emotions, and the very depths and darkest reaches of our souls and guilt will set in when you're begging for more.

This short story will haunt readers long after the last page has been read. A story you will want to read over and over.

Grave Hauntings: Where Sexy and Sinful Meets Dark and Chilling

Just in time to send a shudder up your spine, Grave Hauntings has a mixture of scary, sexy, and downright sizzlingly HOT short stories. The talented authors in this group worked excruciatingly hard to make your evenings seem a touch creepier and the corners feel a bit darker. There's something for everyone. From vampires and wolves, to ghosts and zombies, to death dealers - well, as far as those are concerned, you might find a friend to hide behind.

This may be a season of fun and excitement for the children as they imbibe too much sugar, but we feel the adults need a Halloween jolt as well. Come celebrate the true Halloween spirit with us.

Christmas in Love: A Flash Fiction Anthology (Flash Flood Book 3)

From an unexpected twist on a classic Christmas tale and a soldier returning home from war to a pair of girls waiting for an unlikely Christmas wish to come true and a creepy evening in a museum, fill your briefest moments with this collection of 18 flash fiction stories.

Commuting to work? Grabbing a quick coffee? Each story tells a complete tale in but a few short minutes with the added promise of a lifelong introduction to new indie writers.

You never know, you might just find your next favorite author.

Christmas in Love, the third anthology in the Flash Flood series, is a hand-picked selection of master works in romance, science fiction and fantasy themed for Christmas and guaranteed to keep you engaged.

The Lark Mirror

It's no small thing to be cursed - so says David Chambers at the outset of his story and so proves to be the case in this darkly comic horror tale. It's the long hot summer of 1976. Wild fires break out over the Western Moors, the trout streams have dried to a trickle and magic and mischief are afoot. When David is cursed by Aunt Alsey, a wandering crone adept at witchcraft, his shadow morphs into a living, breathing and very much darker version of himself - an entity with a powerful thirst, an appetite for mayhem and a determination to not let David forget the more shameful episodes of his past. Follow David's adventures into the realms of the supernatural as he embarks on a quest to rid himself of the curse, all the while having to deal with the debauched and increasingly malevolent antics of his shadow (as well as the dodgy fuel system on a borrowed Reliant Robin). Propelled into the deadly orbits of fellow victims of Aunt Alsey's various and sinister curses and with monsters to fight, David has his work cut out. What a daft time to fall in love! "A thoroughly enjoyable read, this humorous tale of horror and suspense had me chuckling more than once. The Lark Mirror is a deftly-plotted, well-written story that provides a winning mix of adventure and comedy, madness and mayhem with a splash or two of sex thrown in. With good quality writing and fast-paced action aplenty, the narrative keeps the reader turning the pages with genuine interest and anticipation as it builds to a dramatic and hilarious conclusion." INDEPENPRESS

Cerridwen's Cauldron: A Crown of Fire Prequel (Short Story)

When Tali, a young stable hand, gets lost in the woods, he's relieved to run into his employer's wife. As she disrobes, his relief quickly turns to thoughts of lust and forbidden desires. However, this night isn't going to turn out like anything he's ever experienced. Soon, he's plunged into a horror beyond imagining, as the Lady Mary McBain commits him, body and soul, into the service of the Old Gods.

Note: This is a short story. It is the prequel to a longer novel, Light And Dark Are Turning, which will be released in June 2017.

Green Grow the Rashes and Other Stories

If you're looking for a taster of my work, this is who I am. These seven short stories, all previously published in magazines or anthologies, contain magic, monsters, ghosts, history, beer, Scotland, scifi, fantasy, horror, singing, more beer and fun.

This is who I am.

Super Zombie Juice Mega Bomb (A Zombie Apocalypse Novel Book 1)

When life gives you lemons, kill zombies -- turns out lemon juice neutralizes the undead.After a failed attempt at running away, best friends Nathan and Misty return home expecting to face angry parents. Instead, they discover the military has destroyed the bridges out of their rural town and everyone's fled--except a small horde of the living dead. The stress of flesh-eating zombies may be more than their already strained relationship can handle.

Even with the help of the town geek and lemonade-powered Super-Soakers, there's not enough time to squeeze their way out of this sticky mess. Unless the trio eradicates the zombie infestation, while avoiding the deadly zombie snot, the military will blow the town, and them, to pulp.



Their only shot is something with a lot more punch. Something like the Super Zombie Juice Mega Bomb. But even if their friendship survives, there's another problem: Someone has to lure the undead into the trap.



The reviews are in and Super Zombie Juice Mega Bomb is a must read:

"I could not put this book down. I really hate reading, but this book I could read 1000 times..." 5-Stars --A kid review from Campermaniac

"The entire book is a joy to read, and it's hard to put down, too!" 5-Stars --JJ, Amazon Vine Top 500 Reviewer

"Super Zombie Juice Mega Bomb is a quick, fun read filled with humour and zombie slaying action that I'm sure all ages will enjoy." --Ken, Paperless Reading Blog

"SUPER ZOMBIE JUICE MEGA BOMB was a fun, fast pace, unique read that I look forward to reading more from the author and MUST have a sequel. I would sell a blue smurf for a sequel to this book." 5-Stars --Gothical Book Reviews

"The adventure was suspenseful and page turning, mixed with a great deal of humor. It was like reading a book about my sixteen-year-old daughter!" --Jennifer, Goodreads Reviewer

"This book was the perfect blend of 'B movie' humor and the zombie gore I love... I loved this book!" 5-Stars --Angela Fristoe, Author of Songbird

"The humor is what really caught my attention when I started reading SZJMB, and the action kept me engaged to the end. ...it should engage even the most reluctant of readers." --Manga Maniac Cafe

"I read it all in one day. Very rare that I say I couldn't put the book down. I did not sleep until I finished reading it. I'd recommend this book to anyone (above 10 years of age) even if you're not into zombies." 5-Stars --David Santos, author of The Hopeless Christiantic

Includes two free short stories.

Print version is approximately 204 pages (40,000 words).

Parents note: This book contains no cursing or strong language, and no explicit gore or violence. However, scenes of intense zombie action may be disturbing to younger readers.Punctuation in some reviews may be corrected.

Here Be Monsters - An Anthology of Monster Tales

Eight tales of vampires, werewolves, demons, zombies, and other horrors:

M.T. Murphy - Blackmail.

S.M. Reine - Something Wrong.

India Drummond - The Reaver.

Anabel Portillo - Lux.

Jeremy C. Shipp - Figs.

Samantha Anderson - Deals and Demons.

Sara Reinke - Periphery People.

M.T. Murphy - Spider Bag.

A Parish Darker: A Victorian Suspense Novella

A tale of Gothic horror that explores the corruption of the human spirit amidst the splendor of a bygone era.

The year is 1891. A routine excursion onto the European continent at first appears an ideal opportunity for Edwin Ramsett--a gentle-mannered Londoner still naive of that most acute malevolence that so permeates the darkest corners of human existence. He soon encounters wickedness so foreign and so destructive that his psyche is forever altered. It is only now, twenty years on, that his hand is forced to at last recount that harrowing incident in full.

This diary serves as the sole record of all that transpired that fateful evening in the Austrian wilderness.

The New Devil

After being murdered, young Jason Giles arrives in Hell and is tricked into taking over the devil's job. With the help of his predecessor's aide, he begins to learn the ropes of ruling Hell in order to defend himself from many mutinous demons and to keep the denizens of the fiery pit from escaping into the Realm of the Living.

Full of awkward heroes, wisecracking villains, and one teenager's culture shock as he is thrust into an absurd underworld buckling beneath the weight of its own bureaucracy, The New Devil is the first volume of an ongoing series.

Bedtime Tales of Horror: The Next Piece

It's another day at the coffee shop for Ward as he searches for the next piece of his collection. Who will have it, what will it take to get the perfect specimen to add to his most treasured showcase?

This short story will surely send chills down your spine as you are drawn into Ward's demented world and what he will do to get his Next Piece.

Resurrectionists: A Greystone Tale

Detective Greg Loren faces his darkest hour in this thrilling prequel to Signs of Portents.

With his career joining his personal life on a downward slide toward oblivion, Loren is running out of time and patience. Pulled into yet another in an endless series of supernatural cases, he uncovers a series of grave robberies that are more than they seem.

What is the Church of the Second Coming? And what does it have to do with Loren's deceased wife, Beth?

With everything on the line, will Loren sacrifice his future to reclaim his past? Will his partner and confidante, Soriya Greystone, stand with him or against him in his decision?

No one walks away unscathed in this scintillating chapter of the Greystone series.

Snow

Words to live by: Never steal from a drunk in the woods.

An epic and sudden blizzard is blanketing Mount Tom Regional High School . . . in October. A dangerous man is stalking the hallways, and three teens harbor a secret that may get everyone killed if they don't figure out how to stop the snow and the rampage.

Epic Award nominated author Howard Odentz is the author of the Dead (A Lot) Trilogy (zombie apocalypse), the stand-alone horror novel Bloody Bloody Apple, and the short story collection Little Killers A to Z.

1: Vampire - In the Beginning: Volume 1

Vampire - In the Beginning, is the first in a new serial of novellas detailing the life of Gwen, a 500 year old vampire. The 'Vampire' series begins in Tudor England and continues through each novella until present time. EXTRACT FROM VAMPIRE - IN THE BEGINNING 'Tom's mother Martha was sprawled across the large kitchen table, her clothes ripped, and in places, torn completely away; her ageing breasts fell from her laced bodice, flaccid and drooping to the sides of her lifeless body. Her legs were at a strange angle, and her skirts bunched up into a ball at her waist. I could see, even from where I was standing, that she was dead! Martha's eyes were open, staring into nothingness and devoid of life, but it was her throat that caught my attention, it gaped open, and it looked like, what I imagined, the huge black cavern of hell to look like.'

April Kills: Past Reflections

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.

Monster Maelstrom: A Flash Fiction Halloween Anthology (Flash Flood Book 2)

24 Extremely Short Halloween Stories for your Briefest Moments

From a Hillary Clinton stripper to mythical beast-women in the harsh Scandinavian tundra and from an unusual band of steadfast teddy bears to the last man in zombie-occupied Chicago, fill your briefest moments with pulse-pounding frights and off-beat chuckles with this collection of 24 flash fiction stories.

Commuting to work? Grabbing a quick coffee? Each story tells a complete tale in but a few short minutes with the added promise of a lifelong introduction to new indie writers.

You never know, you might just find your next favorite author.

Monster Maelstrom, the second anthology in the Flash Flood series, is a hand-picked selection of master works in humor, horror and fantasy themed for Halloween and guaranteed to keep you engaged.

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Don't Flash Your Headlights

It was Halloween night and Jimmy was partying with a gang that he was excited about joining called the Demon Nights gang. There was only one thing that would prove he was worthy of being a part of the Demon Nights gang and Darren who was head of the gang would tell him.

"Jimmy you know it's not an easy thing joining our gang," said Darren.

"I know, but I want to be somebody and I'm not afraid of any challenge, so come on tell me what it is you want me to do?" asked Jimmy.

"Ok, but there is no backing out once I tell you and if you try to back out the only thing you'll be getting is a bullet in the back," explained Darren.

"Don't worry I'm up for anything," replied Jimmy.

"Here's what I want you to do. Follow me outside," explained Darren.

Jimmy and Darrin went outside to Darren's back yard.

"See that car over there," said Darren.

"Yes! I see it," replied Jimmy.

"Get inside and let me know what you think?" asked Darren.

Jimmy opened the driver's side door and stepped in and said "Wow! This is a real beauty," exclaimed Jimmy. Darren put his hand on the top off the car and bent over and said "This is where you come in.

The Bone Puzzle: The Saga Begins

DEM BONES GONNA RISE AGAIN!

In this masterpiece of mayhem, Clayton E. Spriggs tells the story behind a pile of bones that sits in the coroner's office and the detective who is assigned to solve a heinous crime.

When a severed foot is discovered in the Dead River Swamp, Detective Robert Stallworth, known for his special talent for finding dead things, is called in to look for the rest of the body. But his job gets even harder when parts of more than one body turn up. Follow the detective as he puts the pieces together to find out who the victims were, where they came from, how they ended up in the swamp, and, most importantly, who put them there.

Told in seven parts, twists and turns abound in this gripping story of manipulation, murder, and illusion. Don't be deceived---nothing is as it seems. Can you solve the mystery of The Bone Puzzle?

The Saga Begins contains the first three parts

PART ONE: HOCUS POCUS

Illusions can be deadly

PART TWO: HALLELUJAH

The swamp will keep our secrets

PART THREE: THE HOLY RELIC

Foot bone connected to the heel bone

The Complete Story contains all seven parts

You will be given the option to obtain The Complete Story for FREE

PART FOUR: REVELATION

Beware of false prophets

PART FIVE: RETRIBUTION

There was only one way out

PART SIX: REDEMPTION

Let the games begin

PART SEVEN: RESURRECTION

When a prophet stands trial, expect a miracle

"An intoxicating and spine-tingling tale of evil and depravity that even well-read fans of horror and thrilling suspense are sure to devour."(4-5 stars) Essie Harmon--Goodreads

"Clayton E. Spriggs delivers in The Bone Puzzle with jaw-dropping and psychotic characters who are scary real... If you are looking for some well written and twisted, bizarre psychological- human drama horror that is packed full of horror and intrigue then I would highly recommend checking this book out." (5 stars) Darlene Cupp--Indie Book Reviewers

"A complex, disturbing, original read, and as far as a horror goes, one of the best one's I've read." (4 stars) Carla Bigins--Goodreads

"Spriggs isn't afraid to horrify, shock, titillate, and surprise us...something that makes reading this a real experience that won't soon be forgotten" (5 stars) Gillian Hancock--Indie Book Reviewers

Inner Demons (Brimstone and Blood)

Inner Demons - Short Story.

A prequel to the Brimstone and Blood short story series.

Demons are on the loose in a city-center high-rise; a perfect opportunity for demon-hunter trainee Cait Murphy to sharpen her skills.

She and her mentor, Simon, an experienced exorcist, arrive and find blood sigils painted on doors and hoodies with glowing eyes, what's going on?

They have to find out fast because peoples lives are at risk.

But demons aren't Cait's only problem, Simon's been urging her to learn the academic side of demon tracking, and he has a list of questions as long as your arm - if only she could get one right!

But books just aren't her thing. She'd rather just hunt evil or evern better, go shopping.

Can Cait track the source of the demon outbreak and redeem herself to Simon?



This short is a prelude to the Brimstone and Blood short story series available now.

The series is gritty and contains swearing.

Daddy's Little Girl

The zombie apocalypse is underway, and Reggie is facing his worst nightmare. The question is, as the metal and wood of the shotgun warms under his grasp, whether or not his love is strong enough?

On The Night of The Christmas Eve

When a tragic road accident cost's the life of Anna's boy friend, Brian, her mind gets messed up and her life almost becomes a disaster, but only till the night of the Christmas eve, when she experiences an incident that makes her blood rush through the veins, giving her new hopes and perspective of life.

The Demon Deception: A Saint and Succubus Novel

To keep an ancient evil from entering and destroying the world, foes become friends and enemies become allies. Good and Evil, God and Satan, will have to join forces in order to thwart the efforts of the sadistic ancient enemy that promises to destroy the world. Lazarus is paired with his most dangerous foe, the beautiful demon succubus, Lillith. Trusting her means abandoning all reason. Succumbing to doubt will jeopardize the world. With so many enemies to tackle and so many problems to contend with, the world will run out of time unless good and evil learn to work together to stop the alien invasion. Paired with his archenemy, Lazarus' quest to save the world begins, but only if he's not snared by the beautiful Lillith, or derailed by a legion of obstacles, other demons, and their hellish spawn. Distinguishing friend from foe, good from evil will challenge Lazarus every step of the way. When Good and Evil have to work together against a common foe, Lazarus has to wonder, who's going to put the knife in his back, his enemies, or his allies.

About the Author

I'm currently an over the road truck driver, frequently found at the end of a 400 to 500 mile day trying to peck out one to two thousand words on a new book. I'm an Army paratrooper with a background in intelligence operations. I spent six years in Iraq and Afghanistan, in uniform and out. Currently, my greatest challenges are black ice, lake effect snow, and uploading word documents to the ebook format, all equally treacherous endeavors. My greatest hope is to write stories that my readers enjoy.

Disturbed

*This is a short standalone Read*

Insanity breeds insanity. You do whatever it takes to keep your family together, no matter how depraved.

The Amorphous Horror: A Morbid Tale (The Morbid Tales Book 2)

Laura sits for a while and listens to Grandpa Kallembach's stories of Nazi Germany. His tale recounts his struggle for freedom and, finally, of how he got away. The ending only confirms Laura's suspicions: Grandpa is going mad. But as he ends his strange tale, there is another tale that will become Laura's to tell.

The Murder Seat

Dr. Herbert Marriott has a problem that only murder can solve. Luckily for him, the perfect weapon is locked away in his rundown museum, one too incredible for any court to accept. The cursed chair kills all who rest upon it. But will Herbert's victim be so easily drawn to her fate?

A four and half thousand word short story.

The Lingering Remains

It's the end. Not only for Jeff, but probably the entire world.

But where is he? How did he get among these trees? And where is Tina, the love of his life? He needs to find her, but why is it so difficult to think and to move...?

Possess: Volume 1 (The Possess Saga)

Stumbling off the bus in Midtown, Harley Martin thought she found an escape from her old life. She soon realizes it was anything but that. Low on cash and options, she manages to find herself a cheap but surprisingly nice apartment. The catch? The last tenant, Brody Walsh, killed himself. Or did he? As disturbing dreams and hauntings start to occur, Harley realizes there may be much more behind the previous tenant's death than a simple suicide. She finds her life further entangled with his when she learns that her new boss, Nolan, was also his best friend. Could this handsome but evasive pub owner have something to do with Brody's death? Trying to piece together the events surrounding Brody's death proves to be a daunting task, but Harley can't give up. Brody won't let her. He is still in the apartment with her, trapped in limbo until she finds his killer. But he's not waiting for revenge. Harley's next.

Lost Vampire: (Paranormal Vampire Shifter Dystopian Romance): Volume 1 (Bit-Lit Series)

From Bestselling Fantasy/Paranormal author, W.J. May comes a new kind of vampire shifter series. Get ready to be blown away! Lost Vampire - Book 1 of the Bit-Lit Series The future is not a safe place. When Tay Maslov was a girl, she lived in New York State, and her playground were the sun-drenched fields of her parent's farm. But all that changed when one day the Servitors came, looking for new recruits for their master, the Archon Jeremiah of Brooklyn. The vampires - or Elders - rule the cities now, and hardly any humans are left out in the wildernesses. All of that land is given over to the weird animal-like Shifters. The Elders run the Blood Banks, enforced Blood Donations, as well as the Blood Clubs, and the culls of insurgents. When Tay Maslov, many years later and now a vampire herself, servant to her Archon Jeremiah, refuses to go on a cull of the poor humans she is cast down, becomes a Feral; hated by all. It is in this state that she meets Kaiden, himself a creature of the night - but far different from her. Which of them will survive what comes next? Book 1 - Lost Vampire Book 2 - Cost of Blood Book 3 - - Coming in January 2016

The Chimes A Goblin Story of Some Bells That Rang an Old Year out and a New Year In

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

The Tale of the Vampire Bride (Vampire Bride #1)

Set in the 1820s, The Tale of the Vampire Bride is sure to thrill fans of vampires of literary past with its lush, gothic atmosphere and terrifying spectacle. All Lady Glynis Wright ever wanted was the freedom to live life as she pleased, despite her aristocratic parents' wishes for her to marry into wealth. But her fate is far more terrible than an arranged marriage when her family becomes prisoners to one of the most fearsome and powerful vampires of all time, Count Vlad Dracula. Imprisoned in the decrepit castle in the Carpathian Mountains, Glynis's new life as a Bride of Dracula is filled with bloody feasts, cruel beatings, and sexual depravity. There is no hope for escape. Vlad Dracula has elaborate plans to use her familial connections in England and she has become his favored pawn. Even more terrible is the bond of blood between them that keeps Glynis tethered to his side despite her deep hatred of him. It's only when Vlad Dracula takes Glynis to the picturesque city of Buda on the Danube River and she meets a mysterious vampire in the darkened city streets, does she dare hope to find love and freedom.

Carmilla: A Dark Fugue

The year is 1860, and an old soldier's quest for justice leads him to the sylvan fastness of a European forest, wherein a great evil lurks. However, General Spielsdorf does not travel alone. Moreover, his band of companions carry a secret of their own, and it is one which will likely spell disaster for any who fall prey to their urges. The General is about to discover that when werewolves and vampires clash; there can be no winners. Carmilla: A Dark Fugue - is a stand-alone story which unfolds parallel to the events in Carmilla: The Wolves of Styria.

Vigilante of Shadows: Volume 1 (Scarlet Rain)

Aodhan clutched uselessly at his head, groaning. He knew it was useless, because the voice was not inside his head. It followed him, skimming across buildings and land. It had followed him since he was sixteen, and it still followed him today, like a memory too horrific to be forgotten... Aodhan is a shadow-demon, hardened and cold after years of being alone, after his love, his Entwined, was cruelly taken away from him. He has closed his heart to the world, and now spends his life ridding the world of men like those who took his beloved away, an immortal hit-man... Arianwen Harris is a young DCI, working for York City Police. When a known criminal is found viciously killed, she finds herself trailing a hit-man who has seemed to escape clutches again and again...but she begins to find herself drawn to his dark charms and roguish good looks... As their two worlds collide, Aodhan and Arianwen find themselves coming together to escape a far greater enemy, one that threatens to create a world far worse than the one they live in. As they battle to hold back the oncoming forces, fate has another plan; one to draw them together and heal their broken pasts together...

Crescendo: including Footsteps (Austerley & Kirkgordon)

"Crescendo!" is the tale of how we respond to darkness. Do we embrace it and try to wonder and steal from it. Or do we run from it, happy to keep it at a distance. Kirkgordon, a methodical, former bodyguard is reunited with Austerley, Professor of the Occult and delver into all things mysterious. Blaming Austerley for his martial problems and nightmare episodes, Kirkgordon finds himself teamed up with this shambling hulk to recover a dark music manuscript which can open up a portal for unimaginable horror to stalk this earth. Kirkgordon's pity for the obsessive Austerley is pushed to the limit and his creative thinking are stretched to the full in this wild romp across the globe, culminating in an unholy raising of an Elder being. An 800 year old ice maiden, in dark leathers with a white hot staff and jet black wings, joins the hunt to provide the lid on a slapstick threesome. With the most finest of Her Majesty's Secret Agents, a three headed dragon and mutated islanders a-plenty, "Crescendo!" leaps from the USA to Russia, from Ireland to the Islands of Scotland. Whether you seek to understand the weird evil or destroy it, you'll never see the darkness in the same light again.

Tales From Dark Places: The Halloween Collection: Volume 1 (The Indie Collaboration Presents)

A selection of chilling stories from some of the best Indie authors on the market. We dare you to venture into these pages of spine chilling tales and stories of ghosts and goblins. Freely donated by the authors themselves, these dark passages are a great example of their various, unique styles and imaginations. This is the first of a series of topical collections brought to you by The Indie Collaboration.

Underleaf

Ava Delaney: Lost Souls: Volume 1

Ava Delaney: Lost Souls. Books 1-3. An urban fantasy adventure.

~Best read after the original Ava Delaney series~

Tainted:

The backdrop may be grim, but Dublin city has become the centre of change. And as the humans and supernaturals figure out how to live in each other's worlds, the person who forced that change has quietly stepped aside for a peaceful life.

Ava Delaney is still trying to adjust to her own altered existence when a tainted nephal turns up on her doorstep, apparently on the run from the monster who changed Ava's life before she was even born. But she's not supposed to interfere, even for the lost souls she's vowed to help.

But as the first vampire leaves death in his wake, and Ava becomes an easy target to blame, she realises she has to take care of business once again. There are more secrets hidden in the shadows, more voices just waiting to be heard, and obedience has never been Ava's thing.

Only one thing is for certain: for people like Ava Delaney, there's no such thing as a peaceful life.

Tethers:

Ava's been protecting her shifter friend from the alpha for months, but now he's managed to come up with a brand new excuse to take Esther, and the Senate have turned their backs on her completely.

While Ava works to find a way to keep Esther out of Mac's reach for good, a series of violent murders put everyone in the cul-de-sac under suspicion. An entire race will be exterminated the real culprits aren't found, and people like Ava just might be next on the soon-to-be-extinct list.

Tithes:

Ava's been trying to help her past and her future co-exist, but when it all goes wrong, she's barely able to take a breath when the next drama begins, and she begins to wonder about her string of bad luck.

Tensions are already running high when evidence of slavery appears on Ava's doorstep, quickly followed by an unwelcome blast from the past with news that forces her to rethink where her trust lies.

The only thing Ava knows for sure is that it's time to finish cleaning up the mess that started with Fionnuala because bad luck is catching, and everyone she cares about is affected.

Abra-Cadaver

Crawlspace

Ghost Stories

Ancient Awakening: Volume 1

1st trade edition paperback new condition In stock shipped from our UK warehouse

Lust for Blood

'The Lust for Blood' is a collection of thirteen grisly short stories written by the author Charmain Marie Mitchell. The stories range in size from 1,400 words to 9,800 and focuses on the complexities of the human mind (with a couple of supernatural tales thrown in for good measure). There is nothing so complicated as a human being and sometimes nothing so horrific! Contents: A Passion for Death - Never published before. A new twist on an old tale. Beecham Manor - Never published before. A ghostly tale from Cornwall. Sometimes Sacrifices need to be made - Previously published story Review: By Diogenes This is a very short tale, but nicely put together. It shows how the craving for fame can unbalance the impressionable mind. The Stalker - Previously published story. Review: By Angel Marie Jobe I really liked it the way the drama and suspense keep going and going it was one of the coolest books I've read in a long time By Karen Massari This piece did not come across as a short story, it was more like a bold painting. My heart is still racing from reading it. Punishment Time - Previously published story. Review: By Ethel Barkley Courious insight into the mind ! Abuse at any level can have deep seated and lasting consequeses. Punishment Time delves into the hatred that can result from such action. All should read as I did after downloading from Amazon.com to my Kindle Fire Scorned - Never published before. A tale about when love goes wrong. The Vampire Requiem - Previously published story. Review: By Robin E Liston When 252 year old Edward Manning falls in love with Maria, a beautiful young lady, he decides that he can't live without her, and plans to tell her that he's a vampire. If his love is rejected, Edward will end his long, lonely life. How will she react? Will she choose to spend an eternity with him, or reject him? But, as fate would have it, their lives are intertwined in an unexpected way. This short story by Charmain, allows us a brief look into the life of

The Ghost and the Railway

John Shawcross, a man in his sixties who has recently been given the devastating news that he has cancer, falls down a hidden crevice in the woods, sustaining crippling injuries. There he lies waiting for a rescue he fears will never come. But the fall and the cancer that grows within him are only small fractions of his life's sad, but often heart-warming, story. In 1959, when John is just ten years old, he witnesses his best friend being struck and killed by a steam train on the local railway line. As time goes by, and he grows from a boy into a man, The Railway's mysterious and sinister origins are revealed. Through love lost and found, and tragedy and joy, John discovers secrets, some from beyond the grave, that have profound consequences on his entire life.

The Survivor Chronicles: Book 1, The Upheaval: Volume 1

***Note*** This book is the first compilation of an ongoing serial story, due to this fact it does not have a conclusion. A new chapter is released to the public for free every Monday on the Erica Stevens blog and Facebook page. The second book is available for purchase. The third book is currently in progress. This book is not a survivalist story. Though they are not in this book, the following books in this series do contain almost zombie like people. The First tremors of the earth were felt at 7:22 EST. time. Every single person felt the rumbling, and experienced the tremors that would forever alter the course of history. Most did not survive. These are the accounts of some of those that did. *Note* This book is the first compilation of a serial story. The ongoing weekly chapters are released to the public for free every Monday on the Erica Stevens blog and Facebook page. The second book, The Divide, is now available. The third book, The Forsaken, is currently in progress. *Due to language and graphic content this book is recommended for readers 17 and older. Edited by Kevin Mills Edited by Leslie Mitchell at G2 Freelance Editing. Cover art by www.EbookLaunch.com

Wychetts

"Dear Mum, we have just moved into our new house, although there's nothing much new about it. It's called Wychetts and is falling to bits. There's no electricity, so I'm having to write this by candlelight. Even worse, I've got to share a room with HIM." Old and crumbling it might be, but the derelict cottage contains an amazing secret: an ancient magic power that enables Bryony and her hated stepbrother Edwin to make their wishes come true! But the children soon discover there are things that even magic cannot fix; and when their plans to rid themselves of each other go wrong, Bryony and Edwin must work together to save Wychetts, and the world, from the clutches of the evil Shadow Clan... Rich in magic, mystery and humour, the Wychetts series of books are stories for 9-12 year olds which adults will also enjoy. Wychetts (pronounced "Witch-etts") is an ancient timber framed cottage which, although derelict and crumbling, contains an amazing magic power that is awoken accidentally by Bryony and her stepbrother Edwin. On discovering their new-found powers, the children embark upon a series of incredible adventures that will change their lives forever!

1: Haunted Hijinks: Volume 1 (An Agnes Barton Paranormal Mystery)

Ever since Agnes' car accident, things have changed drastically for her. When she wakes up in the hospital, not only is her son Stuart there, who she hasn't seen in years, but a ghostly apparition! Instead of getting ready for the loony bin, Agnes and Eleanor help ready the Butler Mansion for a grand opening as a bed and breakfast on Halloween, except they find the body of Katherine Clark. It's game on, as usual, for Agnes, except she now has a new partner, one who has remained silent and is-well-a ghost. Agnes now struggles to keep her wits, keeping her ghostly companion a secret from Eleanor, not such an easy feat since Eleanor is sharp as a tack. Not only that, but where has Stuart been all of these years and what is he up to?

The Flying Compass

Have you ever thought about past lives and the possibility we're all connected? That there's more going on in the universe than we realise? Join Tia in this heartwarming tale of love and possibility as she uncovers her own personal truths, whilst her soul friends reveal the stories that have shaped their lives throughout time. Discover the magic of a universe where no-one is truly alone, where all time and space is beautifully woven into a fluid, reshaping fabric, and be inspired to ask, 'what if?'

"Your heart is a compass, and I believe we all have the ability to fly in any direction."

"Can I change things?" I ask.

"You can change the way you feel about things," he replies, "and personally, I believe that does change things... I believe you can heal the timelines. But that's my belief, who knows for sure."

Overwhelmed by grief, freaked-out by freedom, and hungover as hell, Tia leaves England behind to re-unite with her estranged sister in New Zealand. In North Wales, King Edward I is set on conquest - when Luca is brought to Caernarfon Castle, Edward's greatest success story, he meets a wild Welsh girl, and their lives are forever changed. Edan, victim of a fatal car crash, lies on a pale sand beach watching the sparkling ripple of the sea. He cannot remember how he got there, and he cannot remember who she is. As two moons rise above a darkening horizon, the last nightfall this planet will ever see, Eleri and her friends dream of a newly discovered galaxy, a race categorised as KJ7X01752N (labelled 'Dinosaurs' on the box), and a land they're calling Earth. In a coffee shop in Golders Green, Nathan stirs his coffee, soaks up the smells of fresh baking, and thinks back to the woman he almost met, if only her phone hadn't rung. And tying them all together is Danny, the young boy who's both seen and unseen, who walks between worlds, who has a much bigger picture in mind...

Virus 2.0

ONE FLEW OVER THE VAMPIRE'S NEST

Dr. Throodj is a practicing psychiatrist from the planet Pharlem. He escapes to earth when his planet is under siege by a hostile population of creatures who dwell deep underground, and can only surface at night. Once here, he discovers that he has changed in two disturbing ways: his eyes are terribly sensitive to light; and he cannot tolerate any food or drink ... only blood. He does not wish to kill anyone -- but runs into some difficulty controlling this compulsion. He meets a psychologist, Dr. Leah Mendelssohn, who is in urgent need of a psychiatrist to replace her colleague that left on sabbatical. She invites Throodj to sit in on one of her group sessions, expecting that "Dr. Theodore Pharlem" will be able to supply copies of his credentials in due time. "Ted" manages to control his blood-lust just enough to avoid killing two thugs who try to attack him -- but they are not the same. The doctor meets Rita, who reminds him of his wife back home in Pharlem, and falls dangerously in love with her. When the body of a missing young woman is found in a wooded graveyard, covered with a cloak of unidentifiable material, the Department of Homeland Security gets involved, thinking this is the work of a sophisticated terrorist organization. The chase is on.

Highway to Hell

Fortuna's Bastard: a Novel: Volume 1 (A Great and Continuous Malignity)

At 16 Matt Feargal dreamed of little else but escaping his mother, her alcoholism, the incessant raiding of his stash, and the narrow confines of Dilmun. There was little enough to hold him beyond the distractions of petty crime, the ganja he grew in a nearby wood, and a girlfriend more interested in the weed than him. One ray of sunshine-a chance encounter with Jonah Salt living just north of his grow. Salt, the kid believed, had a plan that would net Feargal enough to put Dilmun behind him. In a cafe, however, a woman wanted a spliff-and life was looking up. But... At first the signs were small and easily dismissed-the light was off, the shadow wasn't really a lope; the river broke not quite right in the moonlight, all just magical thinking. Of course there was the fox in The Wood-but that had to have been rabid. On top of all the signs and wonders there was, perhaps, the return of Zakara Botrous-his father. With this followed the rumours brought from Eastern Mexico and the Cinn-a great and continuous malignity. Look for Volumes II & III in this trilogy in the near future Volume II: End Times Inc., January 2014 Volume III: Apocalypse Culture, Spring 2014

At Least He's Not On Fire: A Tour of the Things That Escape My Head

I'm an odd dude. But I write some decent stuff, and here's my way of sharing my odd dude thoughts. I'm the author of three 'major' series; Adrian's Undead Diary, Elmoryn's The Kinless Trilogy, and the Reemergence Novels, the first of which is Tesser: A Dragon Among Us. This particular version is the print version. To help folks get a taste of my writing, I've put At Least He's Not On Fire together. Inside this wonderful tome of my words, you'll find a healthy sized sampler of each of my major works, as well as several short stories that are mixed in for your entertainment. All in, Hell Hole, and The Vampire of Menlo Park are all great fun, and I hope you enjoy them. Dark Recollections: Book One of Adrian's Undead Diary Beheading a zombie isn't easy in a world where you're more afraid of the living than the dead. Adrian Ring's simple life is thrown into chaos when the world is ripped apart by a plague of undead and legions of desperate survivors. Retreating to Auburn Lake Preparatory Academy, Adrian attempts to rescue friends and family on the way while dancing around his impending insanity over who and what he left behind, and evading maniac survivors. He saves his cat Otis, but shoots his mom. Pretty successful, all things considered. Dark Recollections is the first part of Adrian's own story of how he survived after "That Day." Told through his eyes as he talks to his laptop, affectionately named 'Mr. Journal," and through short stories that entwine with his tales that bring forth dark visions of a world being eaten alive by an unimaginable evil. Adrian's Undead Diary is an eight part epic about a solitary, guilt stricken man that didn't think he deserved to live, but realizes very soon that he survived, and suffered for a reason. The Wrath of the Orphans: Book One of The Kinless Trilogy Malwynn and his twin sister Umaryn live in a small town in northern Varrland. In idyllic New Picknell nearly nothing happens, and when their day to day routine is interrupted by a

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..."

The Tenement: and short stories

Nibble, Nibble, Crunch

Heuer Lost and Found

Unrepentant cooze hound lawyer Jurgen Heuer dies suddenly and unexpectedly in his litter-strewn home. Undiscovered, he rages against God, Nazis, deep fryers, and analogous women who disappoint him. At last found, he is delivered to Weibigand Brothers Funeral Home, a ramshackle establishment peopled with above average eccentrics, including boozy Enid, a former girlfriend with serious denial issues. With her help and the help of a wise cracking spirit guide, Heuer will try to move on to the next plane. But before he can do this, he must endure an inept embalming, feral whispers, and Enid's flawed recollections of their murky past. Is it really worth it?"

12 Very Short Horror Stories

A collection of 12 horror stories. Some dark, some weird, and others filled with black comedy. Not for the politically correct or easily offended.

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