Horror Books

Demon: Brimstone and Blood Book 1

Demon tracking in inner city Glasgow is no dream job, but with her skills, Cait Murphy doesn't have a choice.



She's part demon and works for the exorcist department, she also depends on them for a drug to suppress her demon side. She's got to play everything their way and keep the demon problem in the city under control.

But when a young girl is brutally murdered and the church blames vampires, Cait knows they are wrong, and so she risks everything to go against them.

And she has to work fast because another young girl is at risk, Cait's sister.

If you like Patricia Briggs, Linsey Hall or K.F. Breene you will LOVE the Brimstone and Blood series.

Demon is the first part of a four part series, the other books are below in order,

Demon

Guardian

Prophecy

Sacrifice

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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 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...

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 Flamboyance of Plastic Flamingos

Every year, thousands of tourists visit the small market town of Abergavenny for its famed festival. Only this year things are different. This year the locals are on the menu.

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

Manhattan Wolf 1: A Supernatural Crime Thriller (Manhattan Wolf (MW))

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Werewolves, you don't believe in them yet you still fear them!

1. Manhattan Wolf.

A new cop is on the streets of New York. Being a werewolf has its upsides and its downsides. Upsides: the attention from the women and the extra help with the cases. Downsides: what are those smells? Having been attacked while investigating the killing of a small town sheriff, Dave comes to terms with the curse. What he didn't expect was his boss trying to come to terms with him... With his new extended family, he gets to grips with what happened and starts solving cases.

2. Solar Eclipse.

Not paying a ransom leads to the death of two people, a father and son. The FBI close the case quickly, but the man they put away insists he's innocent, then a few years later it happens again. Dave is called in to help but is hindered by someone who knows his secret. Then the unthinkable happens and the wolves go on a rampage and a close colleague is killed.

The wolves are back but this time they're the ones who are scared!

3. Red Dawn.

As the atmosphere glows red from the space dust of a star that exploded over two hundred million light years from earth, Dave and his family collapse. The morning brings an unexpected surge of energy, plus some new guests!

4. Shimmer.

A body, or at least parts of a body have been found on a landfill site in Chicago and Dave is asked to go and investigate. What he finds chills him to the bone, bringing back the nightmare of the Dark Wolf.

Searching an old building, George, Dave's new partner, is attacked but not before they discover the horrors that the attacker would go too to feed. Then, just when they think they've won the unthinkable happens and Dave's world breaks open.

The prequels, Scalpturio, are out now.

1. The Beginning

2. The Pack

For a full list of other books by this author, see below.

Military thrillers.

The Hunt trilogy:

Book 1, Scavenger Hunt.

Diamonds, are they worth the loss of two good friends? Coming to terms with the nightmare of what happened, Dave is given a second chance, then the nightmare started again. What they found blew their minds! What was under it could blow them away!

Book 2, Man Hunt.

"I need to meet with your little group. We have a small... problem!"

They thought the nightmare was over, they were wrong!

Book 3, Hunted.

Revenge. Destroyer of lives. As far as he was concerned, not his problem.

The Hunt trilogy; book 1, 2 & 3, with a bonus book, Barracuda Jewel, is now available as a single download.

NSSB-1.

1938 and Nazi Germany walked into Czechoslovakia, the following year they invaded Poland. War was declared.

The news of a top secret, supersonic bomber struck fear into the leaders of the free world. They were told it would have the capability of reaching any city on the planet within an hour. It had to be stopped.

Adventure thriller:

Barracuda Jewel.

Lucy takes a group of students to Spain to finish off their training. Whilst diving in a local cove, one of the group, Lexi, finds a gold coin under an underwater cairn. Later that night a young couple overhear them talking about the find and the group soon find out that the sharks on land are just as dangerous as the ones in the water!

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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.

Sarah's Ghost: Heaven is Waiting (A supernatural thriller Book 1)

SARAH'S GHOST:

Ray Pearlman is a successful lawyer, who has just been told that his wife (Sarah) is expecting a baby. This is fantastic news, as they have been trying without success for years. Unfortunately, on the day this news is revealed, Sarah is also run over and killed by a car.

Ray struggles to continue with his life, but he endures constant visions of his dead wife. The barriers between fantasy and reality soon break apart, and Ray battles both the natural and supernatural in a final showdown.

SARAH'S GHOST is a supernatural thriller that will make you laugh, cry, and reel in shock. It contains terrifying suspense and multiple twists.

Interview with the author:

Q: What's the book about?

The story is about a man called Ray trying to come to terms with the loss of his wife (Sarah), after she is killed in a brutal accident. But Sarah isn't gone for long, because she returns to haunt him (or so it seems). Ray has no idea if what he is seeing is real, and so he enlists the help of various friends and other professionals to determine the truth. But everything is not what it seems... and if you want to find out more, you'll have to read the book!

Q: Who is the book for?

I call this book a supernatural thriller, rather than just a true horror story. Readers of thrillers and horror stories will both like this. It will also appeal to romance readers, because the love story between Ray and Sarah is so strong (and ultimately unbreakable). This book could be called a cross between The Sixth Sense and Ghost. If you like those movies, then you're going to love this book.

Q: What will the reader get out of this book?

Sarah's Ghost starts off as a contemporary adult drama/romance, which has a great sense of humour. It then serves up a helping of tragedy, which later introduces a paranormal/supernatural element. It is a scary, suspenseful and thrilling read that ultimately leaves you with an unusually satisfying (happy) ending.

Q: Are there any twists?

Of course! I managed to stick in a few jaw-dropping twists and turns that will hopefully stun the readers. Obviously, I can't reveal them here.

Q: What's next?

SARAH'S GHOST: BOOK TWO (Hell on Earth) is on the way, plus I'm preparing a bona-fide psychological thriller for publication called A FRAGILE MIND. There are also several other projects in development.

Q: How can readers contact you?

My website is currently under construction. Stay tuned to this page for further information.

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In the Flesh (The Soul Series)

Lightning in the middle of a blizzard? Dr. Sydney Blake has read about it, but this is the first time in all her life she's experienced it. Has her truck been struck? Blinded by the flash, she slams on the brakes and dives from the driver's seat, right into a snow drift.

As a shivering Syd gropes to her feet, she keeps her eyes shut tight, praying she didn't actually see what she thinks she saw in that flash of light... a golden giant standing smack dab in the middle of the road. No way. Not possible. Or is it?

In The Flesh is Book Two of The Soul Series. It is the sequel to Incorporeal.

Stay (The Soul Series)

His boss may be the woman of his dreams but ranch manager, Lucas Jennings, thinks Dr. Sidney Blake is few cans short of a six pack. She insists he's someone else-- her lover, this mysterious Wolf fellow who magically appeared in a blizzard, got her pregnant and vanished without a trace.

If Lucas was smart he'd head back to Nebraska, but every damn time Sydney turns those big brown eyes on him, he's hooked. He might be able to hide his attraction to her, but he's not about to leave her on her own to run a ranch during calving season.

What's really driving Lucas crazy is that the longer he stays, the more he remembers. He's not Wolf. He's not the baby's father. Then why does he know Sydney's body inside and out? Why does he remember the taste of her? When he looks in the mirror, why does the man named Wolf look back?

Stay is Book Three of the Souls Series, the sequel to In the Flesh..

Incorporeal (The Soul Series)

Sara Wise is sick of ghosts. They've haunted her since she was a child, destroying her family, endangering her life. When an incorporeal being appears in her shower, she curses him soundly and orders him out, but this ghost is sticky. Not only does he invade her shower, he moves into her home, invading her dreams, sharing her bed. The reluctant Sara finds herself falling in love with a dead man.

Despite Sara's objections, Natan de Manua isn't permitted to leave. Protecting the woman is both his penance and his means to redemption. She's not easy to protect, she fights him nearly every step of the way, except in her bed. Nathan may have come to regain his soul, but instead he risks losing his heart. Incorporeal is Book One of The Soul Series. The sequels to Incorporeal are available: In the Flesh, by J.R. Barrett and Stay by J.R. Barrett.

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.

From Out the Vast Deep: Supernatural Thriller

Excerpt:

"As I looked down, ma'am, I had an awful turn. There seemed to me to be something floating about in the water, a little narrow thing like a child's body--and--and all on a sudden a small white face seemed to look up into mine! Oh, it was 'orrible!" Pegler did not often drop an aitch, but when she did so forget herself, she did it thoroughly. "As I went on looking, fascinated-like"--she was speaking very slowly now--"whatever was down there seemed to melt away."

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.

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.

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. **

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:

- Horror adventure

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- Scary books

- Horror Suspense Novels

- Gory horror books

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The Doll

The Island of the Dolls is a strange and eerie tourist destination in Mexico, where hundreds of decomposing dolls hang from trees like grisly Christmas ornaments. On a trip to the island, Joyce Parker's daughter falls in love with a beautiful but sinister doll. Soon after, she starts developing strange mannerisms that concerns Joyce. Her research into the doll's past reveals a dark history, and the curse of a lonely child spirit.

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.

Die, Blossom, Bloom: Would you kill for those you love?

A pensioner with a newfound love of gardening, TED HARRIS is haunted by the memories of his wife's death. A regular competitor in the village 'In Bloom' competition, GERALDINE BUTLER-THOMPSON is keen to put Ted down at any opportunity, and is more than happy to share her thoughts on his garden.

As Ted's life with his wife is revealed, we get a glimpse into the love that they shared, before things started to go wrong. The choices that he made haunt him still, and Butler-Thompson pushes him to reveal more than he is willing to, leading to a showdown with JORDAN, Butler-Thompson's grandson.

This confrontation pushes Ted towards what he sees as an inevitable conclusion, and a final showdown with Butler-Thompson.

The annual 'Haverly in Bloom' competition is the backdrop for this thrilling tale of love, murder and suspicion that is sure to leave you horrified.

What have readers been saying about Die, Blossom, Bloom?

"My attention was grabbed by the first paragraph, I had to read more."

"...its true meaning only gradually appears in a masterful narration that soon turns surprisingly dark."

"Too dark, perhaps, for some readers, as this is not a novella for the squeamish."

"Even though the story starts with a killing, its true meaning only gradually appears in a masterful narration that soon turns surprisingly dark."

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?

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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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

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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.

Alien Species Intervention: Books 1-3: An Alien Apocalyptic Saga (Species Intervention #6609)

****WARNING**** This book is NOT for sensitive readers. Contains UNSPEAKABLE HUMAN VIOLENCE.

Alien Species Intervention #6609, is an alien apocalyptic saga spanning 200 years from the Prohibition to the distant future. It encompasses tender love between divergent species, political downfalls and acts of unspeakable violence. When you think you've figured it out . . . WHAM! You won't see it coming. Thriller, horror, science fiction and fantasy all in one, the series is a gripping psychological exploration of how the inherent greed and evil of man is dooming planet Earth and its inhabitants.

In Baby, the prequel to the Species Intervention #6609, Netty is a naive teenage farm girl given in marriage to an older brutal opportunist disguised as a prominent citizen during the Prohibition years in Sussex County, New Jersey. After years of enslavement, Netty flees into the night from her rapist husband, traveling back to her parents' farm, where she rescues an enigmatic and damaged creature named "Baby" with whom she falls in love.

Netty and Baby find happiness and fulfillment until a handsome Italian stranger, Wil, comes into Netty's life, creating a tense love triangle made more fraught by Netty's struggle to hide the bizarre and wondrous changes to her body caused by loving Baby. Baby's miraculous healing powers on the nature around them can't be ignored either. The heart-rending and astonishingly brutal climax to their story comes as all three face challenges that ultimately lead to transcendence and the discovery of a new world that promises resurrection.

Echo

2033. One hundred years have passed since the birth of Baby's miraculous offspring, Echo. The United States has evolved to a point of politically driven economic collapse.

An abused mother escapes with her two sickly children, Scotty and Abby, from the tenements of Short Hills to the farmland of Sussex County. There she unites with a Latino family who has provided a loving home to Jose, a young Costa Rican boy who has been traumatized by murder and kidnap.

The two families find themselves the subject of the psychotic attention of Armoni, a soul damaged beyond redemption, as their lives become entwined with Echo's, who is intent on thwarting the efforts of the heinous people who prey on the lives of other creatures. And as the insidious miscreant, Armoni, tracks them down, bringing brutality and violence to all, Netty recruits a heartbroken Abby to mount a mission to rescue the wildlife of Earth before despicable events bring on the specter of Armageddon.

In Armageddon Cometh, the third book in the Alien Species Intervention #6609, Abby plans to abduct the wildlife at the Big Cat Sanctuary under Netty's guidance by enlisting the help of the charming Italian yacht captain, Cobby, even though this leads to the exposure of hidden changes to her body. Despite her love for Jose, she draws closer to the charming Cobby when Jose departs on his own mission to find his adopted family.

At Bird Key, young Scotty embarks on a romance with the troubled rich girl, Chloe. As strange connections and revealed identities collide with political intrigue and murder, a traumatized Chloe and Jose scramble in a frantic dash to escape, wildlife and all, to Tampa Bay. Joining them are Kenya, a sassy and striking pregnant black girl, and Peter, their trusted attorney, who has been left scarred and emotionally ruined by their nemesis, Armoni. In the climax and chaos of the escape ahead of cops and devastation from the sky, it soon becomes clear that Scotty might be the mysterious "One" as foretold in an omen.

Warning: Alien Species Intervention #6609 contains violence that a sensitive reader may find confronting.

Souls of Samhain: Wheel of the Year Anthology Volume 2

Take a peek into world of mystery, terror, and all things spooky. Within these pages, you will find the realm of the unexplained. These tales are sure to make you quake with dread and beg for your blanket. From curses, to secrets, love, family and betrayal; come venture into a legend or two beyond living conceptions. Let our stories bring to light what hides in the shadows.

Samhain, also known as the Feast of the Dead, is said to be the day where the veil between this world and the next is at its thinnest. During this time, the two worlds are better able to see one another, and the ghost of the past can communicate with those still among the living. For each pagan holiday, there will be a corresponding volume in the Wheel of the Year Anthology.

Stories Included-

Buried Secret- Taylor Lexus Brown

Graveyard Girl- Ashley Nicole Davis

Sing Me to Sleep- Tara Ann Moore

Our Sins Speak to Us- Taylor Lexus Brown

The Girl with the Beautiful Eyes- Ashley Nicole Davis

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.

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Main website - jakeprytherch.wix.com/main

Dead College (Horror, Zombie Apocalypse, Walking Dead, Drama)

A college football quarterback on his way back to class stumbles upon his zombie classmate feasting on their dead professor and realizes that the world as he knew it has been completely destroyed.

Zack Holloway's scared. He's confused, he's disoriented. He asks himself what's going on. But he doesn't know. It's not like anyone's alive to tell him anyway. Just a short trip to the bathroom, a welcome break from the geology class that puts him to sleep and his world is turned upside down. He sees things that defy explanation: His classmate eating his professor, his professor getting up, shrugging off fatal injuries and coming for him.

Zack knows he must get out of this nightmare. But when he's inadvertently trapped in the faculty building by a fellow survivor, he soon discovers that the living may be even more dangerous than the monstrous undead.

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?

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.

Square: A Mystery Thriller Suspense Novel (Episode 1) (Square series)

The first novella in a brand new revenge quadriology.

They beat him.

They broke him.

They stabbed him.

They murdered him.

If they did that to your loved one, would you forgive them? Or would you get Square?

Tony Green was recently released having served a four-year prison sentence for murder. With the support of a loving fiancee he attempts to prevent the next generation from following in his own footsteps. But old habits die hard, and the allure of the underworld is hard to resist.

Although Tony may be paying back his debt to society, he is about to discover other debts are not so easily repaid.

From the writer who brought you the Blood Memory series and Z-Minus comes this tale of revenge, retribution and regret. If you were denied justice would you dispense your own?

SQUARE. Let redemption begin.

Interview with the Author

Q - So, what makes the Square series so special?

A - At the time I wrote Square, every week there seemed to be a story in the news about some young hooligan having murdered an innocent bystander, or someone who stood up to bullies but got punished for it. Often the deaths were by accident, or a sudden release of anger in a fit of rage. The murderers were invariably sent to prison for unbelievably short terms.

Seeing that made me angry, so I began to write a story. But as I kept writing, and the characters kept speaking to me, I realised the murderers themselves were also victims - if not of a crime, then of society. At its heart, Square is about change and redemption, and explores the question that if we are denied justice, is it right that we seek out our own?

The story became a psychological suspense/thriller with a sense of mystery and a series of twists that keep the reader guessing.

Q - What made you decide to give the first book away free?

A - I wanted to gift a free book to everyone who enjoys the horror genre. I'm a new writer and it's great knowing that someone out there is reading and enjoying my novel. There's no greater feeling than that.

By the way, there's also a special free gift at the end of the free book for mystery fans... :)

Q - Can readers get the whole series in one go?

A - Of course. I've bundled all the episodes up into one complete season at a hugely discounted rate here: http://www.amazon.com/Square-Mystery-Suspense-Complete-Season-ebook/dp/B00NA8Q0PI

I have also written many other books. Readers can check them out at my author profile on Amazon.

Thanks for reading!

Square Series eBook Categories:

- Vigilante Justice

- Kidnapping

- Horror

- Thrillers

- Suspense

The Hill - Ben’s Story (Book One).: A Paranormal Murder Mystery Thriller. (Book One)

The Hill - Ben's Story (Book One): A Paranormal Murder Mystery Thriller

'The Hill reveals the world for what it is; a place where the impossible is real, and the dead speak with the living'

What if you were murdered? And what if by supernatural intervention you are given the chance to help the police find your killer? This is what happened to rookie police officer Ben Walker after he and his new girlfriend, Liz Mason became victims of a callous and brutal attack by Daniel Boyd, a grudge bearing drop out, and his gang.

Ben's body lay alongside Liz, who was unconscious and barely alive at the bottom of Mill Tut, a Bronze aged burial mound in the beautiful Badock's Wood in Bristol.

DCI Markland Garraway, who at the last moment is brought in to lead the investigation into Ben's murder has a reputation of being a maverick detective who thinks outside the box.

The mystical powers of the ancient burial mound begin to influence Garraway's attitude towards the case and soon he is alienated by his colleagues. Mill Tut, or The Hill as Garraway refers to it, opens up a Pandora's Box of supernatural happenings which infiltrate his waking and sleeping life, creating a host of mental demons which the Scottish detective must learn to deal with.

Daniel Boyd has fled Bristol to evade capture for the crime he has committed. To those who know him, he's vanished off the face of the earth. But can he escape the mystical powers of The Hill?

The power of The Hill does not only affect Garraway. It reaches out to many, including Christopher Jameson, who was born at the precise moment Ben's life ended.

The Hill reveals to Garraway and the others who are affected by its influence, the world for what it is; a place where the impossible is real, and the dead speak with the living.



What people are saying about The Hill

Reviews of the Omnibus edition of The Hill (Containing both Book One and Book Two) from Amazon UK.

5.0 out of 5 stars Wow, 2 Aug. 2015

What a fantastic book. I have been reading books for 50 +years and never ever have I come across anything like this one. I just had to keep reading and reading. The plot was unlike anything I have ever encountered. Very well thought out and even believable. I was constantly asking myself if the story could be based on truth it was so convincing. I find it hard to believe this was the author's first book.



5.0 out of 5 stars Best book I've read on kindle, 21 April 2015

I loved this book, I felt as though I was there with the characters. Full of suspense and would love to see it made into a film. Can't wait for more

by this author. Well done Andrew Stafford.

5.0 out of 5 stars Superb!, 19 April 2015

This is a truly excellent book and a page turner from start to finish. It has a gripping plot and holds the attention all the way through. I can thoroughly recommend it as an excellent read.

5.0 out of 5 stars would make good viewing, 12 April 2015

Can't wait for his next book. Why don't they make films or tv dramas, would make good viewing

5.0 out of 5 stars A truly amazing read best book I've read by far 7 April 2015

A truly amazing read best book I've read by far and I read a lot. A fantastic story of which you feel every emotion cannot rate it highly enough truly brilliant

5.0 out of 5 stars I loved this book and couldn't put it down, 28 Mar. 2015

I loved this book and couldn't put it down. .would make a fabulous mini series or film.. highly recommend. .

5.0 out of 5 stars one of the best books read lately really enjoyed it... , 28 Mar. 2015

One of the best books read lately really enjoyed it both story and writing ,HOPE that there will be another book soon.

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.

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.

The Witchlist (A Witch In Progress Cozy Mystery Book 3)

With her friend missing without leaving a trace behind, Anwen decides to go on a mission and save her.

Now with the full witch power, she decided to fling herself into things that she couldn't before. So, she maps a list of her entire witchy wishes and see them come to life one by one. Little did she know that, each and every one of the wishes came along with horrendous consequences, and she finds herself in the middle of a mishmash mystery, so irreversible to restore.

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.

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.

If you love fun and often racy occult thrillers and want to win ?500, have a go at solving the riddle of Vampire - Find my Grave!

Solve the puzzle and WIN ?500!!

Includes Chapter One of Ordo Lupus and the Temple Gate.

Categories: free, puzzle, thriller, vampire, fun, humor, racy, action, comedy, England, witch, historical, paranormal, , demons, dragons, Greek, suspense, mystery.

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

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.

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.

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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FREE BONUS FOR YOU AT THE END OF THE BOOK!

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.

Other Books in the Series:

2 - The Spawn's Blood

3 - The Unbreakable Bind

4 - The Grace Bearer

Download and discover why readers are raving about Eve Hathaway.

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The Screaming

Liverpool.

The 1960s.

Vampires.

An addict in need of a score decided to rob a house.

He picked the wrong house...

The Screaming is a 8500 word novella, specially formatted for Kindle. This ebook also contains excerpts from Konrath's other work.

About the author

J.A. Konrath has sold over two million books worldwide.

INFESTATION: A Small Town Nightmare (Book 1) (INFESTATION- A Small Town Nightmare)

"Best book ever!" - Amazon customer

"This book will cause you to reflect on one's own life and how demonic forces can sometimes be so powerful that it is hard for one to overcome. It makes one also realize that emotional pain and hurt inflicted by someone else can last a lifetime." - Amazon customer

Psychic vs Prophet. Get ready for a showdown unlike anything you've ever seen!!Did you ever wonder what was really going on in your small town?

Evil lurks in the most unlikely places.

If you like thrillers by Stephen King or Frank Peretti, such as Salem's Lot and The Visitation, you'll love INFESTATION: A Small Town Nightmare.

CAN THIS TOWN BE SAVED OR WILL IT GO STRAIGHT TO HELL?

'INFESTATION: A Small Town Nightmare (The Complete Series)' - Multiple times #1 International best-seller. A RIVETING, LIFE-IMPACTING THRILLER!

The town of Bringham--once a peaceful, God-fearing community, suddenly finds itself in a major crisis.

Strange things are happening which defy logic even in the slightest sense of the word. Yet, one resident has seen the devastation before-hand and knows that if something isn't done quickly to eradicate the evil that is upon them, the town they know and love will be a distant, tragic memory.

What no one can possibly fathom is that the seemingly pious and good-natured may be the reason the darkness has found its way to Bringham in the first place.

As you pay close attention to this story, each episode will bring you closer and closer to the truth.

Strange Things are Happening...A ProphetA PsychicWitchcraftDemon Possession/ OppressionSpiritual Warfare to the highest extremeA frightening increase in suicides and crime.??? Something horrible has landed amidst the once tight-knit community. Will Marie Adams become a victim herself? Has she slipped too deeply into the bowels of darkness?

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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.

The Grass Monkey and Other Dark Tales (A Finn McCoy Paranormal Thriller)

Welcome to Shallow Springs, Virginia. It's not a nice place to visit, and an even worse place to live. Evil dwells in the mountains and lakes surrounding the town. Creatures more ancient than the Appalachian Mountains themselves lurk in the shadows and prey on the unsuspecting.

Consisting of four short stories and a novella, The Grass Monkey and Other Dark Tales takes the reader on a terrifying tour of Shallow Springs:

A family moves to the Springs from the city, only to discover that their new, peaceful surroundings are nothing but a deception...

A telephone lineman, out in a bitter winter storm, must fight demons--both his own, and the ones stalking him in the snowy woods...

A group of loggers set out to harass a tree-hugging environmentalist and instead find an ancient horror...

A lawyer and a farmer encounter an otherworldly creature in the 1930's...

A paranormal "handler" returns home to Shallow Springs to help a woman who is being stalked by a creature as intelligent as it is evil...

Welcome to Shallow Springs. Sit back. Stay a while. But you might want to be on your way before the sun sets.

The Yellow Wind & Other Horrors

In his first collection of dark fiction, Michael James McFarland delivers fifteen tales steeped in murder, madness, and broken dreams... each different in tone, in style, yet unified by a singular talent and imagination. All told, it's an assortment calculated to blight the dreams of the most jaded horror aficionado.

Discover what it takes for ordinary people to survive in a world that's been left behind, forsaken, in a trio of apocalyptic tales that goes beyond bullets and the walking dead...

Put your hand inside a magical shoebox filled with carpet scraps, tissue paper and glue; what George Watson finds, however, is a bloody knife and a skeleton out of his own past...

Meet a writer struggling to recover the threads of a lost narrative, uncovering instead a terrible secret locked inside a derelict shopping center...

Two souls trapped within a world of obsession and desire. A drunken hypnotist and his disconcerting companion. A housewife with a heart defect, desperate to lose weight...

Lost souls. Each struggling for a moment of peace, a chance at redemption... finding instead a horrible quicksand, a hole that only deepens as it clutches.

This anthology contains graphic material and is not intended for readers 17 and under.

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.

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.

Hear Me: A psychological thriller.

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.

The Complete Christmas Books and Stories [newly updated] (The Greatest Writers of All Time)

This book, newly updated, contains now several HTML tables of contents that will make reading a real pleasure!

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.

Here you will find all the Christmas books and stories written by Dickens.

The Christmas Books:

- A Christmas Carol

- The Chimes

- The Cricket on the Hearth

- The Battle of Life

- The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain

The Christmas Stories:

- A Christmas Tree

- What Christmas is as we Grow Older

- The Poor Relation's Story

- The Child's Story

- The Schoolboy's Story

- Nobody's Story

- The Seven Poor Travellers

- The Holly-Tree

- Wreck of the Golden Mary

- The Perils of Certain English Prisoners

- Going into Society

- A Message From the Sea

- Tom Tiddler's Ground

- Somebody's Luggage

- Mrs. Lirriper's Lodgings

- Mrs. Lirriper's Legacy

- Doctor Marigold

- Mugby Junction

- No Thoroughfare

DEADLY LOVE - A Chinatown Haunting Paranormal Thriller: An Urban Fantasy

DEADLY LOVE - A Chinatown Haunting Paranormal Thriller

Brand New Edition!

I'm Jasmine Huang, an actress from Beijing. Five years ago, I was murdered while rehearsing for an audition. Everyone thinks it was my ex who killed me, but I'm not positive it was Chris... or maybe I just don't want to accept it. But I just have to know the truth... even if it kills me again.

Set in Vancouver's mysterious Chinatown, the Chinatown Haunting supernatural urban fantasy stories are where east and west, the natural and nether worlds, collude and collide. Sex, love, and violence are tightly woven into these books full of unexpected turns.

What Readers are saying

Lowe writes an amazing powerful, suspenseful and captivating story that draws the reader in from page one. There is so much tied up in this unique tale from paranormal, demons, supernatural and so much more.CC

A spine tingling read, author Wesley Robert Lowe successfully merges the supernatural, history, and culture of China together into an intelligible paranormal thriller series. The writing is articulate, the characters are remarkable, and the story takes off with horrific intensity and continually builds a web of paranormal imbued mystery that kept me riveted to the book. LM

Lowe's book is a great addition to the paranormal thriller/urban fantasy genre, and readers who are tired of the same old/same old Western supernatural tropes will be delighted by the way the Chinese lore has been woven into the tale, along with a lot of twists and turns. KT

In the House of the Dead: A Ghost Club Short Story (Crystal Lake Shorts Book 1)

In Victorian London, a select group of writers, led by Arthur Conan Doyle, Bram Stoker and Henry James held an informal Ghost Club, the price of entry to which was the telling of a story by each invited guest.

This is one of the tales.

Lost people are drawn to places where what ails them can be eased. If you have the will, the fortitude, you can peer into another life, where the dead are not gone, where you can see that they thrive and go on

Brian Mulrooney has been drawn to one such house to come to the aid of a bereft friend.

But will the house let him go?

The rest of these Supernatural tales can be found in William Meikle's The Ghost Club collection, out now from Crystal Lake Publishing--Tales from the Darkest Depths.

Tales from Beyond the Darkness

This macabre melange of mostly ghostly tales is not recommended for the faint of heart. These stories explore the netherworld of human depravity, nightmares, conscience and retribution and expose the ethereal realms of lost love and human anguish. They will make you think a bit about where we are in our evolutionary process and worse, where we may be headed. Enjoy, but proceed with caution, dear reader, and maybe with the lights on as well...

The Demon of London (The Demon Series Book 1)

In the beginning, there was darkness, and her.



What does every demon want? To be invisible of course. Jassassah the Demon finds herself on the London Tube, and just what is a demon meant to do when traveling with distracted commuters? Well, if she isn't ruining their lives it would be a wasted opportunity. She picks off her victims one by one, delving into their secret, dark and most disturbing thoughts. Reminding them of the monsters they once were or showing them the monsters they can become.

How would Jassassah play with your mind? Or could you even distinguish her whisper from your own thoughts?

Read the first book in The Demon Series and discover a hot new paranormal series.

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?

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.

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.

Little Demon Pup Seed

Jessica Jacklyn Burdell, known mainly and formidably by her official monikers, Samantha Komodo and "Cheezi D", is a gray wolf and American horror author, poet and songwriter.

She has been writing series of more than many fiction/action/thriller series

book since the tender pup age of five; with her most famous hits apparently

being "Lone Wolves" and her most recently self published, all anti-villain

main cast crime drama saga, "Lobo Thunder/The Hystericals". So far, her

current writing ambitions include writing to express not only her

own physical emotions into her works, but also those maybe of other animal

beings around her in the world as well.

Every Shifting Shadow: A vintage gothic romance (The Montmoors Book 16)

The curse will come full circle...

Lovechild Faust awakens in a nightmare. She doesn't feel like herself, and no one can explain what has happened to her. While her friendship with Lennox grows more passionate, the curse upon The Montmoors threatens to do away with her chance for happiness.

This is a serial of 5550 words.

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.

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.

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.

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 Maker: Suspense/Thriller

Murderers rarely advertise who they are, or how many people they have killed, or how they have no remorse whatsoever walking through their day-to-day lives with blood on their hands.

This story is about one of those cunning killers, a ruthless taker of lives and an unsuspecting teenage guy who is lured into her deceitful web.

Recent high school graduate and amateur surfer Jeff Dean is enjoying the easy life. He lives in a beautiful home on the Jersey Shore, has zero bills to pay. However, when his mother kicks him out of the house on his eighteenth birthday for misbehaving, his peaceful standard of living is ruined

Several weeks later when Jeff, broke and homeless, meets a gorgeous older woman in New York City, she gives him a place to stay and the two eventually become lovers.

Soon though, with his sex hormones raging out of control, it becomes apparent to Jeff that his new girlfriend, an aspiring fashion designer, is leading a secret life, his new girlfriend confesses that she has a shady past. Against his better judgment, Jeff becomes a part of that same deadly world. And before long the couple are forced to go on the run across the United States, before the FBI has a chance to apprehend them for the senseless murders of more than a half dozen innocent people.

A Peculiar Paradise: A Short Story

A drug dealer finds himself stranded in an idyllic oasis with only his childhood pet and a grizzled stranger for company. What a bad man with a good dog might expect in the great hereafter. A short story by the author of the best-selling Witching Savannah series.

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.

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.

Sign up now to get free copies of book 1, Bite-Sized Stories, and future flash fiction anthologies themed for Christmas, Valentine's Day, May the 4th and Independence Day.

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

AFTER READING THIS PREQUEL, GRAB THE BOX SET AND SAVE! THE SET INCLUDES THE FIRST THREE BOOKS IN THE PACT SERIES: THE DARKEST NIGHT, THE DARK DESCENT, AND THE BEAUTIFUL LIE AT A SPECIAL PRICE! 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.

The Seance (Jinn Series Book 1)

Do the dead speak?

Would you contact him? Frank isn't here and Eleanor his widow wears a mask of coping. The abyss of loneliness drowns her, she can't live without him, this isn't life she merely exists. Questioning whether their life together was a beautiful lie?

Sorrowful Eleanor takes extreme measures because she needs their love to survive. Eleanor needs to believe. Her actions have consequences, she doesn't know them yet but she will soon find out.

Buy the seance (first story) in the Jinn Series.

Other books in the Jinn Series:

1) The Seance

2) The Crush

3) Magician's Assistant

4) Devils Daughter

5) The Egyptologist

6) Confessions of a Witch

7) Possessing Asya

Old Midsummer Morning

Stonehenge, 1980's...a strange couple come to celebrate the Solstice. A harmless game or something darker, older than time? On the ancient neolithic causewayed camp near Avebury, Jennie and Aaron play out an ancient and lethal tale as the Midsummer's bonfire burns...

Short story (approx 12 pages) in the vein of Tales of the Unexpected.

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.

The Knacker (Cornish Guardians Book 1)

"Ice-cold fear flooded Kyle's stomach as the four of them froze. Slowly, ever so slowly, they turned.

There, behind them, so close, so very close in the confines of the tunnel, the creature hissed, the sound that of shifting sands and cracking stone as it rose to its full, terrible height; the length of its monstrous, gangly limbs barely fitting in the claustrophobic space.

This. This was the Knacker. There would be no discussion. There would be no rapport. There was only hunger. There was only inhuman malice and cold, merciless death. For they knew now what tribute it demanded..."

A Knacker, an ancient spirit of the Cornish tin mines has been roused from its decades long slumber with one thing on its mind: tribute.

Kyle, a troubled teen, recently moved to Cornwall following the death of his father, along with his three new Wiccan friends, Alice, Lou and Gem, find themselves in the path of the beast as it stalks the quiet seaside town of St Agnes.

Can the creature be stopped? How much blood will be shed before the Knacker is satisfied with its 'tribute'? What is the dark secret behind George, the old handyman who seems to know more than he's letting on?

And what is causing the spirits of Cornwall to stir and awaken after remaining hidden for so long?

Find out in this, The Knacker, first book of the Cornish Guardians series.

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The Knacker is the first book in the Cornish Guardians series, a companion series to The Graeme Stone Saga. It can be enjoyed easily on its own, though some elements of the plot are explained in the wider story-arc of The Fall to Power and Stone Rising.

Spirited Tales from the All-Time Great Ghost Writers: A Book of Revelations

Good evening...

I am a ghost writer.

In life, I was one of the best-known directors of the 20th century. I was a household name who directed more than 50 films. The joke was that I was in front of the camera as often as I was behind it: making cameo appearances, starring in Alfred Hitchcock Presents, rendering myself as much of a star as my actors.

Was I really a misogynist, or did I just hate particular women who rejected me? Was I a cuddly, petulant man-child who loved my wife even as I yearned for younger, blonder models, or was our marriage a business relationship in all but name? Was I fat because I didn't care what people thought of me, or because I consumed calories to cheer myself up? And did I resent the lack of respect I felt Hollywood had for me? I never won a Best Director Oscar--making the Academy look like they were in a parallel universe to the rest of us.

In Psycho, my goal was to frighten people by creating a bloodcurdler using old fashioned melodramatics. The discerning film-goer enjoyed my macabre comedy and loved to search for all of the hidden meanings and subtle symbols lurking beneath the surface of a film that I considered to be the all-time greatest movie ever shot.

My favorite episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents is the 1959 half hour TV program entitled "Banquo's Chair." "Banquo's Chair" is a reference to the appearance of a ghost in Shakespeare's Macbeth. "Banquo's Chair" tells the story of a murder suspect scared into a full confession with a witty prank invoking the ghost of the woman murdered. Sir William Brent of Scotland Yard has one unresolved murder case on his illustrious record. The murder is known as "The Blackheath Murder." Brent arranges a dinner at the house where the murder took place--now owned by Major Coke-Finch. The purpose of the dinner is to elicit a confession from Brent's prime suspect, John Bedford. Bedford is the sole heir and nephew to the victim, the elderly Miss Ferguson. Two years before, Brent was unable to shake Bedford's alibi sustained by Bedford's girl friend. In a typical "Hitchcock twist" at the end of the show, as Bedford is being escorted to jail by a constable hiding in the next room, the actress playing the dead Miss Ferguson appears before Brent and tells Brent that she has just shown up at the house. Using a close-up shot of Brent, the camera reveals that Brent suddenly realizes the elderly Miss Ferguson's ghost that appeared at the dinner is a "real" ghost.

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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)

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

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

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

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

What people are saying about The Third Skull

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

6 May 2016 - Reviewed on Amazon UK

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

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

25 April 2016 - Reviewed on Amazon UK

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

5.0 out of 5 stars. The third skull

9 July 2016 - Reviewed on Amazon UK

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

5.0 out of 5 stars. Loved it

December 11, 2016 - Reviewed on Amazon.com

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

5.0 out of 5 stars. Love this book

March 10, 2017 - Reviewed on Amazon.com

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

5.0 out of 5 stars. Five Stars

12 July 2016 - Reviewed on Amazon UK

Excellent

All Hallows' Eve

"All Hallows' Eve" - hear the whispering voices ... began as a Halloween flash fiction writing contest on Facebook, sponsored by Sharon Van Orman.

Writer 'friends' joined in and produced the harrowing, spine-chilling short stories found in this collection.

The contest ran for the month of October and each week's twenty-five entries were voted on with comments; the story with the most comments won.

The winning writers of the first four weeks competitions then competed for an 'author's dream' prize package of free ebooks, paperbacks, hardcovers, gift cards and more.

But everyone agreed all the stories were excellent...

The Facebook thread exploded. Comments and new 'friends' were acquired ... all with the same goal ... writing!

This is not one person's achievement, but a collective of people from around the block and around the world.

~*~

"Hal L. O'ween" is the pen-name of a group of writers from around the world that have joined together to 'scare your pants off!'

Many thanks go to the following writers--without their involvement, this collection wouldn't have been possible:

Devin Berglund, Brian Bigelow, Melissa Blume, Carol Bond, Michelle Patricia Browne, Jaleta Clegg, Richard Cotton, Russell Cruse, J. A. Cunningham, Toy Davis, Bella Doerres, Debra Elliott, Jiva Fang, Paul Freeman, Joseph Alan Gharagheer, Pamela Griffiths, Erik Gustafson, Rylee Hales, Denise Hemphill, Bruce Hesselbach, Rob Holliday, Katrina Jack, Gerald D. Johnston, Mel L. Kinder, Merita King, Pamela K. Kinney, Neil Leckman, Tracy Lesch, Rosemary Lynch, Ellen McKinney, Wolfen Lee McKoy, Shannon Marie Mead, Jason Mueller and C. L. Foster, Matthew Christopher Nelson, Sharon Van Orman, Patrick Ottuso, Cheryl C. Ramirez, Martin Reaves, Katherine Rochholz, Kincaid Savoie, Adam Sifre and Splinker, Gretchen Steen, Michael L. Turner, Rahima Warren, Richard A. Wentworth, Lisa Williamson, Sherill Willis, Stephen L. Wilson, Kay D. Ziegler.

Enjoy these spooky bits, for they are what makes Halloween special!

An African American Werewolf in London - A Sexy Supernatural Interracial Short Story from Steam Books (Supernatural Seduction)

AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON is exactly what the title suggests. One night on the job, average pub waitress Katie witnesses a level of racism by her regular customers that disturbs her; she tries to step in to stop it, but ends up witnessing a gruesome scene. Becoming obsessed with what she saw, she drives herself crazy trying to figure it out, which leaves her penniless and single. With nothing but a strange feeling in her gut and an odd yet erotic dream fuelling her curiosity, Katie sets out to find the truth: which leads her to unexpected and dirty places.

WARNING: This 5,390-word (about 27 pages) short story is a steamy read featuring explicit scenes of interracial supernatural action and may be too muh for some readers to handle!

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.

Mysterious Lighthouse

Suddenly a giant squall appeared out of nowhere and hit them from behind. A deafening whistling sound roared through the rigging, it hit so fast they didn't have time to react. You couldn't see a foot in front of you. All at once a large wave crashed over the side of the boat it pushed the boat straight up and it came down with a violent crash. Alayna lost her balance as she got up to grab her life vest. She could feel her body tense up as she tried to catch herself when she slipped on the wet deck. She knew instantly that she was going overboard. The boat was thrashing violently in the water as the waves crashed over the deck breaking the mast. The small sailboat was no match for the violent storm.

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.

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.

Into the Astral Lands

Into the Astral Lands is a cosmic horror short story centering around one man's struggle to keep his humanity while he fights to escape the gaze of entities that seem to exist beyond the confines of time and reality. Can Adam hold onto his sanity, or will he lose his wife, child, livelihood, and sense of self to the Astral Lands?

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.

Badge, Book, and Candle (Bookburners Season 1 Episode 1)

Detective Sally Brooks investigates an unusual robbery, and discovers that magic is real--and hungry!

NYPD Detective Sal Brooks is no rookie--but even the most hardened cop would think twice when they see their brother open a book and become . . . well . . . something entirely not their brother. When her attempts to solve the case cross paths with a mysterious team led by a priest, she starts to realize that the world is far more than what is seems, and, just maybe, magic is real--and hungry.

This episode is the first in a 16-part Serial, Bookburners, presented by Serial Box. From a team of writers, this collaborative effort unfolds an epic urban fantasy narrative across an entire season in weekly installments.

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.

Midnight Symphony: Tales of the Macabre and Supernatural

Midnight Symphony, the music of the night composed of macabre sonnets and ghastly rondos cherishing the supernatural. This collection is a volume of grisly tales serenading the occult, the mysterious, and the gruesome. It's an exploration of experiments gone wrong, spirits seeking vengeance, deep conspiracies, and secrets that best remain undiscovered. Midnight Symphony contains eight tales dipping into all forms of the unknown and unexplained.

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.

Dark Flowers: The Sound and other stories that grow in the night.

This collection of Ed Helenski's short stories contains new and previously published works. Each one is unique in its way, but all of them look at the world through the slightly skewed eyes of an unsettled mind. There is terror in the ordinary and the ordinary in the terrifying. Included are The Sound, which considers the question What Price Safety? May I Be Excused tells the tale of a little boy who wonders which is more frightening: the bully or the arithmatic homework? That's a Lovely Ring shows the dangers of impoliteness. Also included are The Bus, Going Back, Hairyman, Lost, Mice, Hands of Glory, Night Sky, and Imagine My Surprise. Any fan of the unusual will enjoy this collection.

Tiff Takes on Halloween.: A Whisperings Paranormal Mystery Short Story

For fans of Whisperings Paranormal Mystery, a story originally featured on Linda's web site October 2013. This revised version includes additional material and plot twists.

Join Tiff, Royal, Jack and Mel on Halloween. Following a shade into an unoccupied, cobweb-infested mansion is only the beginning of Tiff's adventure with things that go bump in the night. This is All Hallows' Eve, and anything can happen.

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.

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.

The Nightcomer: A Morbid Tale (The Morbid Tales Book 3)

Trish and Henry mistakenly turn onto a dead-end street. The wrong street, at the wrong time of twilight, and find themselves in the grip of the Nightcomer. But in this cul-de-sac of horrors these two people, so busily caught up in their lives, will find that there can be only one kind of ending on a dead-end street.

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?

Nocturna League (Episode 1: The Witching Book)

A monumental discovery. A horrible curse.

Upon the shifting waves of the eldritch-enchanted Eversea, brash sailor Colette thinks herself tougher than the usual girl. It might be her obsession with fitness, or her sharp eye in marksmanship, but every time she's excelled in her duties, but not this time. Her captain has a new job for her, and that confidence is about to be shaken.

The bounty isn't your every day: a talking book with a whole casino of aces up its sleeve and some interesting opinions about what Colette's captain could be hiding from her. Breaking through the deceit of the entity, Colette and her best friend struggle to return the magic tome to the ship one way or another: whole, burnt, or shredded.

Adrenaline surges and the chips are laid against them as the book's true nature is revealed and a fatal discovery is made. When even the crew turns against Colette, how can she get the book and save them from the book's evil?

This is the first episode of Nocturna League, a series of the high-seas variety filled with action, mystery, and shadowed things. Prepare for the weird, the strange, the insane and the horrific, all sandwiched between a talking lobster chef and a ship that's probably alive.

Welcome aboard the M.S. Nocturna, sailor; I'll help you with your bags.

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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.

At Horizon's End: A short story

Death made a mistake.

The Man Who Fed On Tears always knows whose time it is to pluck from the world of the living. His existence is one of a symbiosis between his need for the tears and woe he causes to those closest to the deceased, and the natural order of life and death to which he is bound. He never questions himself or his actions and has never made a mistake. Until now.

Stella is a four-year-old girl who misses her mommy and wants to see her again. She doesn't yet understand the concept of loss, so when she sees close family members crying, she tries to stay cheerful and optimistic. After all, Mommy said they'd see each other again when the time comes At Horizon's End. So if they'll meet again, why is everyone crying?

666

Evil was about to fall upon the Delany estate that Mike and Samantha could never have imagined. It was Halloween and Samantha`s contractions were unbearable so her husband rushed his pregnant wife to the hospital to deliver their new bundle of joy.

Mike told the doctor and nurse to take great care of his wife. The doctor and nurse reassured Mike they would take very good care of her and not to worry. Mike waited patiently in the waiting room as the doctor and nurse delivered their beautiful baby. After a few hours the baby finally arrived and the doctor entered the waiting room and told Mike to come in the room and see his new baby.

Mike entered and his wife was all smiles and said "Honey, it`s a boy!"

"I think he looks like a Johnny. What do you think?" asked his wife.

"Johnny sounds fine to me," replied Mike.

Mike was so excited and held his baby boy in his arms as tears rolled down his cheeks and said "Darling, I think he likes me."

Mike stayed the night in his wife's room with their new baby, but as they were both sleeping, an unforeseen force came in their room that was about to change their lives forever, when they both woke in the morning. Morning came, and Samantha was discharged from the hospital, and time for their new baby to be raised in their new home. It wasn't until after little Johnny turned 6 years of age that things around the Delany Estate turned deadly. The first sign that Johnny had the mark of the beast was June 6. It was the 6th month, 6th day, and Johnny was 6. All the numbers represented 666.

Before the Clock Strikes Six: A Horror Short Story

"For fans of Alfred Hitchcock and The Twilight Zone"

PLOT: A kitchen-confined housewife has frightening revelations while preparing dinner for her husband.

GENRE: Creepy Short Story

READING TIME: 30-45 minutes

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 Steps to Hell, Earth's Scariest Places

If you are unfortunate enough to locate the steps that provide the most daring straight into the direction that leads to the gates of hell, be warned if you so much as tempt fate by following their path into Satan's den. Once there, your chances of escaping the diabolical escapade is zero to none.

Kill Them Dead 1 (Zombie thriller series) (Kill Them Dead: Genesis)

This is how the Zombie Outbreak Started!

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The Outbreak is Coming

When asteroid mining vessel, Photon-II returns to the space station, Orion, it immediately becomes apparent that something is very wrong . A total communications blackout forces the crew of Photon-II to dock manually, however, once on board they discover that the Orion appears to be completely abandoned.

David Taylor and Jason Clark split the crew into two groups to try and figure out what went down on the Orion. They soon discover that they are not alone, and that something deadly is lurking in the shadows.

Episode 1 promises to leave you begging for the rest!

The Zombie Apocalypse is coming!

Who will be prepared?

With a host of brilliant characters. A setting like no other and a breed of Zombies never seen before, Kill Them Dead: Genesis Season 1 will answer the one question no other Zombie Apocalypse book covers...

Exactly how the Zombie Apocalypse Started

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*** Book contains strong language and depictions of explicit violence. For mature audiences only! ***

Stranger Realms: Stories of Horror

In this volume you will find ten stories of perfectly ordinary people, people just like you, living perfectly ordinary lives in perfectly ordinary places. However, these are stories of those who discover the hidden paths and doorways to darker territories; to stranger realms. These may be other worlds entirely, or simply the familiar world twisted to grotesque distortions by unfamiliar designs. Here a lonely farmer may see strange lights in the sky and shortly after hear something unspeakable rustling through his fields. A pathologist might discover an entire city in the depths of an obese man. A barfly might get more than he bargains for when he accepts a package from a stranger. A down-on-his-luck gambler might discover the town he's wandered into isn't as abandoned as he thought. These are ten stories of ordinary people who become entangled in the extraordinary, who find that Stranger Realms are closer than they ever knew.

Fright Night 2

This book is for older teens who appreciate a little silliness, a little satire, and a little horror.

Adrift

For artist Dan Bellamy and his new bride Elaine, a trip on the world's biggest, newest cruise ship represents more than just the honeymoon of a lifetime: it is also a celebration of the progress Dan has made toward beating the agoraphobia that has plagued him since he suffered a horrific knife attack two years earlier. The ship is a perfect floating paradise, but when Dan spots what he thinks is a body being thrown overboard, he begins to suspect that not everybody aboard the Oceanus is there for a vacation. Soon, Dan will discover that there are some things worse than murder, and the body he saw is just the beginning. Because something is coming for the passengers on the Oceanus. Something that isn't supposed to exist...

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?

Horror Stories

Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter, Vol. 1: Volume 1

Her blood is toxic to vampires. If there is one thing eighteen-year-old Aurora Sky wants, it's to get off the iceberg she calls home. Being kissed before she graduates wouldn't hurt either. Then a near-fatal car wreck changes everything. Government agents step in and save Aurora's life in exchange for her services as a vampire hunter in Alaska. Basically she's a glorified chew toy. All thanks to her rare blood type, which sends a vampire into temporary paralysis right before she has to finish the job...by hand. Now Aurora's only friends are groupies of the undead and the only boy she can think about may very well be a vampire.

Ghost Stories

314: Volume 1 (Widowsfield Trilogy)

Alma Harper has been trying to forget what happened in Widowsfield 16 years ago. She has a good life as a music teacher now, and might rekindle her relationship with her one true love. However, the number 314 haunts her, and threatens to bring her back to the day that her brother disappeared. When a reporter shows up, just days before March 14th, Alma realizes that her past is coming back to haunt her. What happened on March 14th, at 3:14, 16 years ago? No one but The Skeleton Man can remember.

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.

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?

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.

Ash

Like so many of his generation, Lieutenant Asher Benson left Iraq with a traumatic brain injury, PTSD, and a Purple Heart. His doctors warned that the symptoms would be life altering. They had no idea. As his body healed, the thoughts of those around him began to echo through Ash's mind, stretching the boundaries of his sanity. Five years later, Ash is drowning the voices with copious amounts of booze and self-loathing. When unidentified intelligence agents abduct him in broad daylight, Ash is thrust into a world of espionage and assassinations. A unique terrorist is operating on U.S. soil, and the government needs Ash, and the malady that has plagued him for half a decade, to find him.

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

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?

White Lies

The Fox

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...

The Turn of the Screw

Dark Arts

Maxwell, a guitarist whose band is coming off the road under discouraging circumstances, has come to a crossroad. The minimal success his band, Road Craft, has had is being smothered by an era where bars are becoming discos, and live entertainment is being replaced by larger dance floors. They scored a small record deal years before, but the excitement has cooled, and they never got much radio play. The only hope he has of financing his future rests in a book he hunted down using contacts and skills he learned from his father, who was an expert at acquiring rare occult objects. Max is not a believer in mysticism, but he knows what he has was hard to get, and should be worth thousands. When he's told it's too hot to sell, his dreams are crushed, and his wallet is left empty. He'll have to tell his band mates that his plan has fallen through, and they have come to the end of the road. The members of Road Craft are set to return home during a Pagan summer festival called The Gathering, where hundreds of people gather to celebrate music, nature, and each other. The Gathering also puts him nose to nose with Miranda, a woman Maxwell knew when they were children, a veteran of the New York Rock scene and his equal. He doesn't know it yet, but this is the event that will make him a believer in the occult, and he will have some choices to make. All the while, there are people who know he has the book, and they are determined to twist the knowledge it contains to a terrible purpose, to break the circle of life, making resurrections possible, to open the door between the living and the dead just enough to embrace forbidden power. Their selfish intent would disrupt the natural order enough to change the world, and not for the better. Maxwell's music career is about to be the least of his worries.

The Awakening: Volume 1 (The Judas Curse)

The Awakening is a tale of immortals, ancient gods, and a Detective who doesn't believe in any of it. Detective Ben Stanford is forced to come face to face with theology, mythos and everything he refused to believe in as his world is turned upside down by Mark, the immortal Gospel writer, who requests the detective's help in finding his missing companion, Judas Iscariot. As Ben dives deeper into the world of broken Theology, ancient religions and terrifying Greek gods, he's forced to come to terms with the world where vast forces struggle in their endless game of power. He must make his way, with the help of companions he doesn't believe in or trust, to try and stop a potential global disaster.

May I Go Play

Ancient Awakening: Volume 1

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Antioch: Volume 1 (The Circle)

"Armageddon is arrived." Threatened by an unnatural plague that raises the dead, an ancient order of mystics must choose between keeping its secrets and saving humanity. Kind of like Star Wars with zombies. Editor's Review: Antioch is a great fantasy adventure novel with plenty of sword fighting and monsters (zombies), but the heart of the book is its characters, complex story and clean, imaginative prose. From the pious yet conflicted paladin Michael to the loudmouthed but lovable sailor Ditch, the characters in Antioch are multifaceted and unique. There are no stereotypes within these pages, yet through the use of humor and seamless dialog, the characters are relatable and believable. This is a rarity in books even by many seasoned authors. The story begins with slaughter and mystery, then turns to small-town life under the shadow of fear as the citizens of Antioch prepare for Armageddon. Still, questions about the origin and nature of the plague remain and the eventual discovery of the answers is as exciting as the final showdown with death. My only complaint is that the story is left unfinished, and like everyone else who reads Antioch, I have to wait for the rest of the series to discover the final fate of my favorite characters and the answers to all my questions. The writing in Antioch is clear and precise. I can testify that the author agonized over every word, and it shows in the careful phrasing and brilliant imagery of the story. This, in my opinion, is the mark of a not just a great book, but a great writer. Highly recommended for any fantasy fan.

Deny the Father

Highway to Hell

Fallen Angel: Prequel to Ominous Love

This book is aimed at older teenagers (New Adults) and adults. All characters depicted in this work of fiction are 18 years of age or older. When Devlin arrives late for the birth of Eloise O'Conner, he can't believe his best friend has taken over his position as her guardian angel. Though Devlin pleads with him to hand the child's guardianship back over to him, Nathaniel refuses. The two guardian angels have been friends for thousands of years, but after seeing how vulnerable and sick the baby is, Nathaniel isn't willing to risk her life with a tardy, irresponsible angel. Devlin's new obsession with fallen angels and sexy women seem to be affecting his judgement and Nathaniel believes he'll be too distracted to guard Eloise. Outraged, Devlin accuses Nathaniel of betrayal and threatens to take Eloise back, with or without his approval.

Anno Zombus: Year 1; August: Volume 8

The eighth blood-spattered instalment of a journal of the end of everything...

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

Haunted Love

Black Bayou

The Phantom Miner

One old gold miner's lucky find led to greed, lies and murder that ultimately led to his demise.

The Royal Wedding from Hell

Relive the Royal Wedding of Kate and Wills, but this time, with demons, swordfights and car chases. All of the romance, all of the pageantry, all of the flesh hungry beasts of the abyss. Join Kate, Wills, Harry and Pippa as they take on ancient forces of darkness, hordes of monsters and a plethora of possessed celebrities. It's the Royal Wedding from Hell!

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.

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.

Cold Sweats and Vignettes

"The Steal" - A thief is hired by a collector to acquire an occult artifact....

"Crash" - A hard landing on an alien planet....

"Collision" - A world-changing incident at the Large Hadron Collider....

"The Fall" - A London gangster finds himself in a bad situation....

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

Haunted Rail Trails & Train Tracks: Forgotten Pathways

The Blacklick creek valley is not only located in one of the most beautiful parts of Pennsylvania it is also home to one of the most haunted. Spanning a total area of 36 miles, the Blacklick valley natural area rail trail runs along disused railroad tracks, and rests along abandoned blast furnaces, and several ghost towns.....One of the greatest paranormal mysteries that the state of Arkansas has had the pleasure of owning is the unexplained Gurdon light that appears virtually out of nowhere on their nearby train tracks. The mysterious and bone chilling phenomena can be seen all year round if you take the time to hike to the remote location, and wait patiently. Local resident, Mark Evans claims to have seen the Gurdon light on many occasions, especially on extremely dark nights when it is overcast. Running from the light does not stop it's existence. It will merely show up behind you or follow you until you pause and take notice. Then it simply disappears......In Randolph, Maine, a walking path leading deep into the forest has taken the place of where old railroad tracks would have once been a prominent fixture that once wound through the haunted forest. A sparkling stream runs along the path and is often the focal point at night where orbs are most often witnessed floating around in the woods, just above the water in mid-air.

The Haunting of Bell Mansion: A Haunted House Mystery, Book 0

Bell, Maine is a small town with rural roots. While its citizens have fallen on hard times, they've managed to survive decades of harsh northern winters. But when drifter Sarah Pembrooke rolls into town looking for work, the frigid cold will be the least of their worries.

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Jer-Z

"Jer-Z is a wacky and hilarious slice of zombie goodness. Wicked and deranged, it's TIME BANDITS meets SHAUN OF THE DEAD." Jonathan Maberry, best-selling author of PATIENT ZERO and ROT & RUIN

When it comes to fighting zombies, sometimes imagination is more important than knowledge.

--Einstein's Zombie

Zombies from the future invade the Jersey Pine Barrens through a time portal in a dumpster behind a cheeseburger joint. It's up to eccentric, 85-year-old reptile expert Bob Rampold and his environmental trainee, Arvin Hickey, a former marine sniper and personal injury lawyer with post-traumatic stress disorder, to save the ecologically diverse Pinelands National Reserve and the world.

Ironically, they're aided by a zombie in their fight against the zombies. Einstein's zombie has come through the time portal looking for his brain. In 1955, the man who performed Einstein's autopsy kept the brilliant scientist's brain in a Tupperware container for years afterward.

Bob and Arvin improvise as they make their way from one rank, putrid zombie fight to another. Zombies come to life in hospitals, wineries, and the Pine Barrens. Our heroes are aided by Arlene, a sexy news reporter who quits her dead-end news job and ends up with the story of a lifetime as she follows a twisted, rifle-toting Girl Scout, a pot-smoking veterinarian, a 400-pound lawyer named Hilarius Fuchs, a lesbian couple descended from Jersey anarchists, and a schizophrenic named Ronald with OCD who dresses in pink angora sweaters, pink skirts, and high heels and only speaks in Ed Wood movie lines.

The author tells a charming and silly story while also taking a stick and poking an advertising soaked, environmentally unconscious, ear-bud wearing, technology and latte-addicted world. Jer-Z is a book that asks the reader, who's the real zombie here?