Horror Books

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.

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....

Enchanted Secrets: Witches Of Bayport: Volume 1

***From the author of the Zombie Games and Night Roamers series*** A modern day tale of romance, mystery, and witchcraft. When Eighteen-year-old Kendra meets the new guy in school, Tyler, she can't help but be drawn to his irresistible charms. Tyler, however, isn't your average teenaged boy, and drags Kendra into a world of magic that she never knew existed. She also learns that her mother has been harboring secrets, ones that put the entire family in danger.

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.

Witch Way to Amethyst: The Prequel: A Stacy Justice Mystery, Book 0

Stacy Justice is a young reporter who lives in Chicago, far away from the kooky small town of Amethyst, Illinois, where she was raised by a family of witches. She's perfectly content with her career, her cat, and her lack of a love life until her cousin informs her that their grandfather is deathly ill. Stacy road-trips home only to discover that her grandfather was poisoned, her grandmother has confessed to the crime, and there's a new chief in town who is easy on the eyes, but tough on witches.

Now, the reluctant witch must prove her grandmother's innocence, save her grandfather from meeting an untimely end, and fight the killer who's bent on destroying them all.

This is the prequel novel to the Stacy Justice Witch Mysteries - where secrets only lead to more secrets and being the member of a family means that you make sacrifices that can lead to murder.

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.

The Hunting Tree

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

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

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...

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

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

Weird: A Henry Ian Darling Oddity: Missive One

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

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 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.

The Asylum

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

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

H. P. Lovecraft: The Collection (Best Navigation, Active TOC) (A to Z Classics)

This collection contains an active table of contents (HTML), which makes reading easier to make it more enjoyable.

The Stories included are:

-The Nameless City

-The Festival

-The Colour Out of Space

-The Call of Cthulhu

-The Dunwich Horror

-The Whisperer in Darkness

-The Dreams in the Witch House

-The Haunter of the Dark

-The Shadow Over Innsmouth

-Discarded Draft of "The Shadow Over Innsmouth"

-The Shadow Out of Time

-At the Mountains of Madness

-The Case of Charles Dexter Ward

-Azathoth

-Beyond the Wall of Sleep

-Celephais

-Cool Air

-Dagon

-Ex Oblivione

-Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family

-From Beyond

-He

-Herbert West-Reanimator

-Hypnos

-In the Vault

-Memory

-Nyarlathotep

-Pickman's Model

-The Book

-The Cats of Ulthar

-The Descendant

-The Doom That Came to Sarnath

-The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath

-The Evil Clergyman

-The Horror at Red Hook

-The Hound

-The Lurking Fear

-The Moon-Bog

-The Music of Erich Zann

-The Other Gods

-The Outsider

-The Picture in the House

-The Quest of Iranon

-The Rats in the Walls

-The Shunned House

-The Silver Key

-The Statement of Randolph Carter

-The Strange High House in the Mist

-The Street

-The Temple

-The Terrible Old Man

-The Thing on the Doorstep

-The Tomb

-The Transition of Juan Romero

-The Tree

-The Unnamable

-The White Ship

-What the Moon Brings

-Polaris

-The Very Old Folk

-Ibid

-Old Bugs

-Sweet Ermengarde, or, The Heart of a Country Girl

-A Reminiscence of Dr. Samuel Johnson

-The History of the Necronomicon

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.

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.

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.

How To Be Dead (The 'How To Be Dead' Comedy Horror Series Book 1)

Dave Marwood is trapped in a soul crushing dead end job. He's in love with his work colleague Melanie and his only friend Gary is a conspiracy theory nut.

His life is going nowhere until he has a Near Death Experience - though Death thinks of it as a Near Dave Experience. He discovers gifts he never knew he possessed and a world he never dreamed existed. A world where the Grim Reaper is a hard drinking, grumpy Billy Joel fan and the undead are bored, lonely and dangerous.

How To Be Dead is the first part in a three novella funny urban fantasy series that tells the story of Death and his office staff protecting humanity from ghosts, zombies, vampires and medium-sized apocalypses.

After a nice cup of tea and a biscuit.

"Dave Turner is a funny man and 'How To Be Dead' is a brilliant read."

"If Neil Gaiman and Simon Pegg sat down to write a story together they might come up with something like this."

"Hilarious and unexpectedly moving."

"Laugh out loud funny... It's been a while since an author has made me laugh more than Pratchett does."

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.

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 forthcoming novel Under.

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

Moorehead Manor: Volume 1 (The Moorehead Manor Series)

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

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.

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.

Cabals of Blood: Tales of Cosmic Horror

Cabals of Blood is a collection of Lovecraftian horror. Cosmic entities assault the mind and destroy the senses. Men and women are raised as sacrifices to please gods older than the Earth itself. These entities assault mankind in our dimension, the next dimension, and even far into the dreamlands between worlds. Can you bear witness to the world beyond the veil of your reality or is your mind already lost to the cosmic will of ancient gods?

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

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

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.

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.

Angels in Black and White: Collected Short Fiction

The second volume of short fiction from Craig Saunders.

*Features introductions to each story by the author*

Contents

The Dude in the Hat

How to Tickle a Zombie

The Convocation of Planets

Broken Diesel

The Hole in the Fence

Caterpillar

The Bogie Man

Hiding Behind the Sun

The Eternal Circle(squared)

Last in, First Out

My Life as a Crisp Packet

Refrigerator

The Unknown Warrior

Bill

Collected horror and dark fantasy fiction of the author of Masters of Blood and Bone, Highwayman and Deadlift.

Sea Sick

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

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.

Frostbite

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

BOOK 1 - FINDING FOREVER

By Melisa Hamling

BOOK 2 - ETERNAL VOWS

By Chrissy Peebles

BOOK 3 - RAE OF HOPE

By W.J. May

BOOK 4 - Awakening

By Samantha Long

BOOK 5 - THE ANGEL SHE LOVED

By Irene Kueh

BOOK 6 - CRUSH

By Chrissy Peebles

BOOK 7 - Seventh Mark (Part 1)

By W.J. May

BONUS CONTENT

1. The Zombie Chronicles by Chrissy Peebles

2. Radium Halos by W.J. May

3. Apocalypse: Underwater City by Chrissy Peebles

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

The Bone Puzzle: The Saga Begins

DEM BONES GONNA RISE AGAIN!

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

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

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

The Saga Begins contains the first three parts

PART ONE: HOCUS POCUS

Illusions can be deadly

PART TWO: HALLELUJAH

The swamp will keep our secrets

PART THREE: THE HOLY RELIC

Foot bone connected to the heel bone

The Complete Story contains all seven parts

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

PART FOUR: REVELATION

Beware of false prophets

PART FIVE: RETRIBUTION

There was only one way out

PART SIX: REDEMPTION

Let the games begin

PART SEVEN: RESURRECTION

When a prophet stands trial, expect a miracle

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Q & A with the Author

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

- Teen and YA Romance Ghosts

- Teen and YA Fantasy Series

- Paranormal Books for Teens and Young Adults

- Free teen and YA paranormal and Fantasy Book

- Coming of Age Series

- Free Young Adult paranormal and Fantasy Book

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.

The Abandoned Orphanage

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.

Virginia Woolf: Complete Works

THE NOVELS

The Voyage Out (1915)

Night and Day (1919)

Jacob's Room (1922)

Mrs. Dalloway (1925)

To the Lighthouse (1927)

The Waves (1931)

The Years (1937)

Between the Acts (1941)

THE 'BIOGRAPHIES'

Orlando: a biography (1928)

Flush: a biography (1933)

Roger Fry: a biography (1940)

THE STORIES

Two Stories (1917)

Kew Gardens (1919)

Monday or Tuesday (1921)

A Haunted House, and other short stories (1944)

Nurse Lugton's Golden Thimble (1966)

Mrs Dalloway's Party (1973)

The Complete Shorter Fiction (1985)

THE ESSAYS

Mr. Bennett and Mrs. Brown (1924)

The Common Reader I (1925)

A Room of One's Own (1929)

On Being Ill (1930)

The London Scene (1931)

A Letter to a Young Poet (1932)

The Common Reader II (1932)

Walter Sickert: a conversation (1934)

Three Guineas (1938)

Reviewing (1939)

The Death of the Moth, and other essays (1942)

The Moment, and other essays (1947)

The Captain's Death Bed, and other essays (1950)

Granite and Rainbow (1958)

Books and Portraits (1978)

Women And Writing (1979)

383 Essays from newspapers and magazines

AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL WRITING

A Writer's Diary (1953)

Moments of Being (1976)

The Diary Vols. 1-5 (1977-84)

The Letters Vols. 1-6 (1975-80)

The Letters of V.W. and Lytton Strachey (1956)

A Passionate Apprentice. The Early Journals 1887-1909 (1990)

THE PLAY

Freshwater: A Comedy (both versions) (1976)

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.

Bearing The Pain: Passion Bear (Bear Shifter)

FIRST I FIND OUT HE'S A SHIFTER, NOW HE WANTS TO TAKE MY VIRGINITY

Plus, see Bonus "SPECIAL FOR YOU" inside.

After dealing with grief, Amanda decides to take a vacation at her parents' mountainside cabin in the woods outside of Seattle, Washington. While visiting the nearby town, she meets a handsome young man named Dylan, but he has a deep secret.

One night, out on a date, Amanda finds out that Dylan can shape shift into a bear, but not just any bear. He shifts into a super rare and powerful white Spirit Kermode Bear. This is also the same night that she reveals to Dylan that she's a virgin.

She also learns that the local clan of rival bear shifters are committed to stopping the white spirit bears from expanding their territory. After a few days, she finds herself right in the middle of the conflict.

Amanda is faced with a choice. She can stay out of the fight and lose Dylan forever, or she can fight with him and maybe lose something of her own.

WARNING: This book contains mature themes and language. Intended for 18+ readers only.

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A Gathering of Tales

Sometimes the things we see in this world simply aren't there. It's the things you can't see that you need to watch out for. Come and see a collection of tales that take a look at another way. Another world.

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?

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

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. **

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.

The Trinket Box

Milton Brooks hasn't been the same since his wife, June, passed away five years ago. His memory has been slipping, and he worries that soon he won't remember her at all.

When he finds a vintage cigar box hidden in June's old dresser, he begins to obsess over the odd collection of knick-knacks contained inside it -- but his journey to remember the past will take a horrifying turn for the worse.



"A shocking and brilliant little story." - RT Twinem (Amazon Reviewer)

"Exceptional. Love the authors unique style of writing. Gives away enough but not too much at a time." - T J Bleakley (Amazon UK Reviewer)

"The ending is surprising and totally unexpected. Well worth my time. Yep, I'd recommend this story and author." - Lisa Cleveland (Goodreads Reviewer)

The Ghost of Nan Clarks Lane (a short story)

***SHORT GHOST STORY***

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

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

Suitable for both adults and children aged 10+

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!

Just One Day

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

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

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

Main website - jakeprytherch.wix.com/main

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?

The Haunting at Reindeer Manor, Part 1 of: (The Haunted Houses of Anderson)

Dr. Jonathan Anderson, chair of the psychology department of Dallas's most prestigious university, received a rejection letter on his life's work. The next day, October 31, 2008, he got a second chance, an article confirming the existence of ghosts at the infamous Reindeer Manor.

The current owner, who only goes by Andy, has been running the property as a Halloween attraction for years. However, it's not the attraction that is of interest to Anderson, but rather its true history.

Upon visiting the manor, he struck a deal with the owner to rent the entire property for five days, under the condition that all Halloween props are removed.

Unfortunately for Dr. Anderson, he got his way...

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.

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

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

Enchanted Forest of Horror (A Short Story)

I could hardly believe I had let my girlfriends convince me to join them for the weekend at the Bear Creek Lodge--the site of the Bradley Massacre. Eight years ago, some crazy guy gunned down six hikers in the woods near the lodge before a forest ranger shot and killed him. And now the place has become a playground for urban legends.

My girlfriends had thought it would be fun to stay at the lodge on the anniversary of the massacre, sharing ghost stories and trying to give each other nightmares. And now, here I was, stranded and alone in an allegedly accursed forest. Just my luck.

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

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

Witch's Bell Book One

Can this witch survive in a world of magic, possibilities, danger, and love?

Ebony Bell owns a cantankerous magical bookstore with a personality like a battering ram. Her best friend is a detective who drives like a bat out of hell. And a tall, dark, handsome, but seriously irritating stranger by the name of Nathan Wall has just walked into her life.

Oh, and she's a witch. A consultant witch, to be precise. She spends her mornings selling books and her evenings investigating magical crimes for the local police department.

While her life is messy, she manages, until one investigation ends in a costly mistake. She reveals her powers to a normal human, and in punishment is severed from her magic for one lunar cycle. If that was her only problem, she would cope, but very soon darkness surrounds her.

Something is after Ebony Bell. A curse. She must fight it, or die. And if that wasn't bad enough, she has to rely on the help, and kisses, of that darn Nathan Wall.

~~~ Odette C. Bell is the author of over 40 books. Her titles range from fast-paced sci fi adventures, to light-hearted urban fantasies . ~~~

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.

Slippery Souls (Paranormal Fiction): Volume 1 (Sunray Bay Trilogy)

Slippery Souls (Sunray Bay Trilogy, #1) Welcome to a world of vampires, werewolves & zombies! ...oh and a sarcastic, talking dog. 'Libby Hood has hit a bad patch in life and just when she thinks things can't get any worse she's killed in a car accident alongside her dog Rufus. During their transition to the afterlife's Sunray Bay, Rufus somehow manages to absorb her soul - which, in turn, gives him human-like qualities and renders her soulless. Accompanied by her now talking dog, Libby tries to unravel the mystery of her slippery soul, encountering many setbacks and dilemmas along the way. She has no idea why a group of monster slayers, headed by an ex-convict, are hunting her down, and when she teams up with a rogue Peace & Order Maintenance Officer called Grim, she's shocked to discover that there's a mob of disgruntled vampires and a very angry mayor hot on her heels too. Libby has never felt so unpopular and begins to wonder if it's possible to die twice in one day...' Slippery Souls was short-listed for the Writing Magazine's Self-publishing Award 2012.

Hotel Z: A Short Story

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

Hear Me: A psychological thriller.

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Punishment has a Voice.

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

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

Yet Joana and Goncalo are still married.

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

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

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

Joana and Goncalo are married.

For now.

My Cheeky Angel (Angels with Attitudes Book 1)

Annie Hynes is a tomboy. Naive and love-starved, she'll soon to be celebrating her big 3-0. Something needs to be done! Celi, her 'down-to-earth' guardian angel appears to help kick-start Annie's big change--her looks, her job, her whole life. By taking a managerial position with a sophisticated shoe manufacturer, Annie becomes embroiled with her new associates and hooked on the power of big business. Unfortunately, her exhaustion from overwork forces her to ignore old friends, and her lapse places someone she cares about in terrible danger.

Social Worker, Tyler Jones, previously hurt in two relationships, signals disinterest in women, and only wants Annie in his life as a good buddy. Oh yeah! And to help with his mixed-up street kids. Perversely, once her life alters, he misses her like hell. In one sweet night of loving everything changes. But, due to an overabundance of nightcaps, she doesn't remember the night he can't forget.

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.

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.

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The History of Things to Come: A Supernatural Thriller: Volume 1 (The Dark Horizon Trilogy)

THE MIND OF A GENIUS CAN HOLD THE DARKEST OF SECRETS"A razor-sharp thriller" A Bosnian gangster is gunned down in a packed London restaurant. In his possession is a notebook once belonging to Isaac Newton. This is just the latest in a series of shocking crimes connected to objects once belonging to the famous scientist. The police are stumped and the pressure for an arrest is mounting. Enter Vincent Blake, London's leading stolen-art investigator. Blake sets out to solve the case, a series of devastating events threaten to destroy everything he holds dear. Broken but undeterred, he comes upon a shocking discovery: within the coded pages of a mysterious crimson book, annotated in Newton's own handwriting, is an explosive revelation. Possessing this secret knowledge turns Blake into a marked man. Caught in the crosshairs of two sadistic hitmen, Blake is propelled into a breathtaking race through London and its dark historical secrets. With time running out, will Blake solve Newton's deadly puzzle before the world is plunged into a catastrophe of biblical proportions? Praise for The History of Things to Come ...'An endlessly twisting, multi-layered supernatural thriller.'...'Intelligent and fascinating.'...'You simply can't put this book down.' About the Author The History of Things to Come is the first book in the Dark Horizon trilogy by thriller writer Duncan Simpson.For more information and updates on new releases, join his Reader's Group. Just copy and paste this link into your browser: http: //duncansimpsonauthor.comFind out more about the world of Duncan Simpson by visiting: Website & Blog: http: //www.duncansimpsonauthor.comTwitter: http: //twitter.com/dsimpsonauthorFacebook: http: //www.facebook.com/duncansimpsonauthor If you love multi-layered crime thrillers, then buy The History of Things to Come now. Interview with the Author QU: So, what makes the Dark Horizon series special? AN: My mission is to write action led thrillers that hit hard, right from the go.

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Dracula is an 1897 novel by Irish author Bram Stoker, featuring as its primary antagonist the vampire Count Dracula.

Dracula has been attributed to many literary genres including vampire literature, horror fiction, the gothic novel and invasion literature. Structurally it is an epistolary novel, that is, told as a series of diary entries and letters. Literary critics have examined many themes in the novel, such as the role of women in Victorian culture, conventional and conservative sexuality, immigration, colonialism, postcolonialism and folklore. Although Stoker did not invent the vampire, the novel's influence on the popularity of vampires has been singularly responsible for many theatrical and film interpretations throughout the 20th and 21st centuries.

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.

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.

Grave Clouds: & Other Dark Tales

Horror visits a small village on Christmas Eve as a twisted man hunts an old enemy. A dark night of suspense and romance turns sour when a brother crashes the party. Meanwhile a surrounded graveyard sees two lovers say a final goodbye.

This collection of short stories blends horror, humour and fantasy, examining the very best and worst humanity has to offer.

"Certainly different. Some might say controversial." - Linda Daunter, Adjudicator - Writelink Xmas Chillers 2010

"Hilarious!" - ABC Tales 2013

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.

The Eclective: The Haunted Collection

"Empty Vessel" by M. Edward McNally: Captain Wil has command of his own ship, the respect of his crew, and his wife is expecting their first child. But at sea, the winds always become calm just before the storm breaks.

"The Smell of Death" by Tara West: Maggie's unusual powers bring new threats to her already troubled childhood.

"Safe" by Emma Jameson: In Victorian London, a grave robber makes a nice living off the dead, until he opens the wrong crypt.

"Soulfully Sweet" by Shea MacLeod: As if helping the living isn't enough of a pain in her divine hindquarters, Branwen (former goddess of love and beauty) is stuck helping the dead on All Hallow's Eve.

"May I Go Play?" by Heather Marie Adkins: Micah inherits a southern mansion where ancestors long dead relive their violent deaths. And now, they want company...

"Blehdward, the Vampire who Couldn't Sparkle" by Pj Jones: Blehdward desperately wants to fit in with the cool vamps. If only he could learn how to sparkle.

"Franscesca" by Alan Nayes: Break a promise to a feiticeira and you will live to regret it.

"Soul Eaters" by R.G. Porter: Kaitlyn never believed in the existence of other worlds. Now she's in the middle of one where humans aren't the hunters but the hunted.

The Eclective is a group of authors dedicated to the premise that The Story is The Thing, and classifications of genre are mostly a matter for bookshelves. While the following stories share a "Haunting" theme, they might variously be filed as Horror, Paranormal, Fantasy, YA, etc., or anything else. Our idea is that the story itself is more important than whatever label somebody feels like giving it, and by bringing our work together in collections like this one, we hope readers may find a story they might like. Even if it is not in "their" genre.

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.

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.

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.

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.

More Than A Feeling (The Prequel to The Claire Wiche Chronicles)



The story of Claire Wiche begins...

When Annie Sullivan steps into The Wiche's Broom, all she wants is a crystal, and a distraction from her life.

What she finds is Claire Wiche, owner, witch, and the distraction she never even dreamed of - an encounter with a ghost, and a request that throws them both into a murder mystery stretching back two hundred years.

The Claire Wiche Chronicles:

Prequel - More Than A Feeling

Book 1 - Rest For The Wicked

Book 2 - A Gathering of Angels

Book 3 - Carry On Wayward Son

Book 4 - Annie's Song

Book 5 - What Doesn't Kill You

Box sets:

The Claire Wiche Chronicles Volumes 1-3

The Claire Wiche Chronicles Volumes 4-5

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Includes the bonus short story: Bloody Marcy.

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

Praise for Monster in the Mirror:

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

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

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

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

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

About the Author

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

Previews:

Five Chapter Extended Preview of Super Zombie Juice Mega Bomb:

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

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

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

Eight Chapter extended preview of The Little Wooden Chair:

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

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

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.

Children of the Grave

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

Byrn: At Christmas (Tales of the Executioners)

Part of a collection called Tales of the Executioners about the vampires in the elite "police force". It's 1755. With The Guild in it's infancy, there are only so many Executioners, so when a report of mass killings rolls in at Christmas time, Byrn is sent to sort it out. He'd better do something special to appease his wife.

Can be read as a stand alone.

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?

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)

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

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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!

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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.

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.

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 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.

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.

A Thousand Fiendish Angels: Stories Inspired By Dante's Inferno

Three short stories inspired by Dante's Inferno, linked by a book of human skin passed down through generations. ** From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author J.F.Penn **??? Sins of the Flesh: When the mutilated corpse of a wealthy author is discovered, the police officer sent to investigate finds a curious diary amongst the occult objects at the scene. Will he uncover the author's secret at the ruined chapel, and can he pay the price that it demands?

??? Sins of Treachery: On the death of their Grandfather, twin brothers Simon and Gestas are left a map covered in alchemical symbols that could lead them to great wealth and power. But they find more than they expected in the frozen wastes of the Arctic north ...

??? Sins of Violence: In a brutal post-apocalyptic world, a young girl is about to be taken to The Minotaur for a Blessing that will end her innocence. Can her sister gain access to the fortified city of Dis in time to stop the ritual and avenge her own lost youth?

"Hide under the covers when you read these three stories. Each one is just as macabre than the one before it ... the evil in these stories is very hungry." Betsy S on Amazon review

??? More books by J.F.Penn: The bestselling ARKANE series of books in order:Stone of Fire #1 - previously published as Pentecost

Crypt of Bone #2 - previously published as Prophecy

Ark of Blood #3 - previously published as Exodus

One Day In Budapest #4

Day of the Vikings #5

Gates of Hell #6

One Day in New York #7

??? Other books by J.F.PennDesecration, London Psychic #1

Delirium, London Psychic #2

A Thousand Fiendish Angels - Short stories inspired by Dante's Inferno.

??? Want more adventure? Download a free book: JFPenn.com/freebook

If you love dark short stories, download a sample or buy A THOUSAND FIENDISH ANGELS now.

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.

Bedtime Tales of Horror: The Train

David has had a desire ever since he was a boy to ride the train. Today, he will fulfill that desire, at Monica's expense...

Animal Heat: A Gray Wolf Pack Paranormal Romance: Volume 1 (The Animal Sagas - Thrown to the Wolves)

Cats and dogs usually don't mix. So what happens when a werewolf and a werecougar become mates? Life happens to us all - and sometimes, in the blink of an eye, life can go from normal and mundane to absolutely awful. And so it goes with this tale. One minute Lynda Seron, a shape shifter herself, was having a regular old ordinary day at home with her sister, Sonya, when something completely unexpected happened and turned both their lives around forever in the worst way possible.... This 12,000-word episode is the first installment in The Animal Sagas - Thrown to the Wolves Series, a paranormal romance that follows the complicated relationship between the Seron sisters and the Strongheart werewolf pack. (A quick and enjoyable lunch time read! Do you read while eating lunch too?) Notice: This werewolf romance series contains some violence and many shapeshifter love scenes that are fully realized. Recommended for ages eighteen and up.

You Are Just A Guest

A young married couple move into their first house but it soon becomes apparent that something isn't right. Told through their social media accounts, this short story reveals what happens to unwanted guests.

Short story, around 5,000 words.

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.

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.

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?

1: Vampire - In the Beginning: Volume 1

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

Hey Joe

When Johnny Gray emerges from a house beaten and bloody, he hits the streets looking for a drink. But Johnny is going in the wrong direction. He's heading straight for Maywood, near the West Side.

It isn't long before disemboweled homes seep from the dark around him as the sun sets on the icy streets of Chicago. The bitter cold bites down as he hears a guitar riff that shuts out the city--crying darlings, gunfire, and a man shouting obscenities down the street. The mysterious melody keeps calling. He finds its source in a basement apartment of an abandoned building.

Johnny Gray has never believed in the hereafter--ghosts, demons--But that's about to change. Tonight, he will believe.

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.

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?

Easy Reading for Difficult Devils: An Anthology of Dark Fiction

Strange things come down from the heavens. A medical ward is full of patients who explode. A man must dispose of a corpse for his idiot brother. A little boy finds himself trapped beneath an outhouse. These, and others, are the strange tales contained within Easy Reading for Difficult Devils, a dark fiction anthology featuring stories by Kevin Sweeney, C.V. Hunt, Edward Martin III, and many more, as well as classics by Edgar Allan Poe, Bram Stoker, and Jack London.

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.

The Lingering Remains

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

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

Ghosts in the City

Eleanor Bleafruge sees ghosts. Her entire life is wrapped around them...until she meets someone more important than any ghost.

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.

The Cross Of St. Peter: short story by Jennifer Schulz

The peaceful village life is turned upside down by brutal attacks of an unknown conspiracy. The attacks center around Daniel and Claire, the holders of the village's asylum. At every attack an upside down cross is left behind.

Every Shattered Dream: Part One

Part one--FREE!

In fulfilling a promise made forty-five years ago, Logan discovers love in the most unusual way.

After retiring from the army, Logan Shelton finds himself at loose ends. Then he goes to buy a car from a man, and his life takes a strange turn. After the man's death, Logan discovers the man left him all of his personal belongings.

In the glove compartment of the car, Logan finds two letters and a package, and discovers the first owner of the Camaro is haunting him. The more he learns about the man, the more Logan is determined to deliver the letter and package.

Kisses, Suzi: A Short Thriller

After Jimmie uploads an update to his GPS, the device develops an attitude and starts calling the shots. During an outing, its obsession with Jimmie becomes dangerous for him and his girlfriend as the GPS subtly formulates and implements a systematic plan to take Brenda out so it can have Jimmie all to itself. Jimmie finds himself in a nightmarish predicament and is fighting for survival, resisting the mounting calculated threats and blackmail. The machine evolves into an entity, and its kisses... are deadly.

The Murder Seat

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

A four and half thousand word short story.

The Ghost of Our Beliefs

Joshua is a retired engineer, but was not just an engineer by trade; he was one by heart. Ever since he was a child he has been fascinated by the mechanisms and machines that the human race has created to further enhance their lives. His mind is methodical, pragmatic and his beliefs stand firm in facts and reason. What is observable, testable and measurable is what exists and everything else is simply myth or theory.

His heart felt understanding of the world is disrupted and altered by the strange sighting of an unexplained figure or what is more commonly thought of as a ghost. Will this experience alter his beliefs or will the ghosts of his previous values stand firm?

Greneth: Halloween Hijinks (Tales of the Executioners)

A cartoon vampire on the "haunted house" advertisement catches Greneth's eyes. Then, a couples-only discount sweetens the deal, if he can find someone to take. Griselda seems the perfect choice, but when she starts asking silly questions - like just what is a haunted house, anyway? - and talking about so-called real ghosts, he wonders if he's made the right choice.

Can be read as a stand alone.

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

Fractured Reflection

When you look into this antique mirror, something looks back at you. Something hungry.

Sarah just wants to be happy but that seems impossible with an abusive husband determined to make her miserable. At least it seems impossible until she discovers an antique mirror that almost seems to call to her; a mirror that offers pleasure and a chance for freedom from the suffocating 'love' of the man she's married to.

But everything comes with a price, and it might be too late for Sarah to say no to the dark reflection that lives within the glass.

Doom Comes for a Sold Soul

Not only is Grant Highgrim about to be evicted from his apartment for nonpayment, his career as a reporter is on the line.

When he learns about the world's oldest living man--the reclusive 150-year-old Nobel Prize winner Dr Henry Allsdipp--Highgrim is determined to interview him. He thinks he has found a way to get his floundering career on track. All he has to do is to persuade Allsdipp to reveal the secret of his long life.

On the day that Highgrim arrives to interview the ill-tempered recluse, everything goes wrong. A horde of demon beetles invades the home, seeking just one thing--Henry Allsdipp's soul. Highgrim must conquer his irrational fear of insects to save the old man and his own future at the same time.

How can he save the cranky Allsdipp from the demons coming to take him away?

Vigilante of Shadows: Volume 1 (Scarlet Rain)

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

Crescendo: including Footsteps (Austerley & Kirkgordon)

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

The Ghost

Carmilla: A Dark Fugue

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

Tortured Dreams: Volume 1 (The Dreams & Reality Series)

When the US Marshals Serial Crimes Tracking Unit comes knocking at Aislinn Cain's door, she is given a chance to use her past to save other people's futures. She has survived attacks by two different serial killers and devoted her life to studying the darker side of human history. A new killer is using medieval torture methods to slay his victims. She can give them a glimpse into his twisted world, but not without a cost. If she opens herself, she risks falling into the depths of her own darkness. Can she afford to help, knowing that the cost could be her own humanity? Aislinn Cain's life is a horror story.

Elysium Dreams: Volume 2 (Dreams & Reality Series)

In the cold, dark nights of Alaska, a hunter is stalking his prey. Once found, he takes them into the woods and skins them alive, prolonging the experience as much as he can, but the satisfaction always wanes. Aislinn Cain and the Serial Crimes Unit head for the north to find this brutal and cruel killer. The climate is harsh, the locals are hostile, and each day the unsub moves closer to claiming his next trophy - Aislinn.

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.

Rotary

Demonic possession, Countless cinematic references, vomit filled pillowcases, the intention to love, and the intention to be loved. Sometimes those voices in our heads tell us to do all the wrong things, but in all the right ways.The story is split into two perspectives and follows "I" and "She" in a post punk comedy/horror/romance novella with a price tag akin to a pumpkin spiced latte.

Sanctimonious Blues

A young man sits down with The Devil for a nice conversation on a summer night. In exchange for his immortal soul, he learns to play the Blues.

Yeah, it's one of those.

Bedtime Tales

Ghost Stories

Abra-Cadaver

Ancient Awakening: Volume 1

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

Wychetts

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

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.

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

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

Meows, Magic & Murder: Volume 1 (Lake Forest Witches)

Petunia Patterson's life was turned upside down when she discovered a body in her new neighbor, Noah Becker's back yard. It's bad enough that her cat, Pansy, had gotten into his house-especially when Pansy wasn't a cat at all, but Jeremy Walters, a man she gave a love potion to, which transformed him into a cat. Soon Petunia was a person of interest and she teams up with Noah to clear her name when all the evidence points to Petunia. If they don't figure who the Knitting Needle Killer was, and soon, would she be the one that would have to answer for the crimes?

Highway to Hell

Failsafe: S.W. Tanpepper's GAMELAND (Episode 2): Volume 2

"Five hackers. One game. Ten thousand Infected Undead." EPISODE 2: "Failsafe" Jessie and Kelly clash after one of their group gets stranded among the Infected Undead, forcing Kelly to make a rash decision which will ultimately deliver them into the hands of those who would turn them all into mindless players in "The Game." Review "I enjoy the works of Mr. Tanpepper and this latest book -- GAMELAND -- continues the excellent tradition of books he is writing.... Zombies, government conspiracy, Computer Game companies out for a profit, teenage friends all rolled into one great story." "-- Michael N. Guerini" (from GAMELAND Episodes 1-8) "I was not certain if I was going to take a gamble and commit to all 8 episodes...but the ending of this story has swayed me to saying YES. The ending was very intense and full of action. Once I started reading I raced thru this story in just two days." " -- David Dalton" (from GAMELAND Episode 1: "Deep Into The Game") SERIES DESCRIPTION: In the center of Long Island's forbidden wasteland, overseen by a powerful corporation known as Arc Properties, is GAMELAND, a massive virtual reality arcade where the rich and privileged act out their brutal fantasies. Using cybernetic links and holographic setups, Operators pit their Undead Players against each other in a high stakes game of violence, money and power, while the poor are left to watch the horrifying and powerfully addictive contests on State-controlled media streams. Volunteering to become a Player is illegal, but the promise of fame and money can be a powerful lure, despite the ultimate sacrifice. Sometimes, the motivation is a lot simpler: revenge. First published monthly from May through December 2012 in digital format, all episodes and omnibus editions are now also available in print. In addition to individual episodes, multi-episode packages are available in electronic format. Full series completely revised and updated on February 7, 2013 Not recommended for readers und

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.

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

Radio Religion

The Candle

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.

Shades

An eclectic collection of spine-tingling, gut-churning, irreverent, dark, fantastical, and sometimes downright hilarious short stories by the Edgar-nominated author of Dust and Amber Fang. Produced and narrated by Edgar Lloyd with a special appearance by Amber Dawn. Slade's writing style has shades of Ray Bradbury, Stephen King, William Gibson, and Ry Cooder. And he has an eye for odd details and macabre situations that are all his own.

Stories include:

"Virtual Dragon" - in the future, Kung Fu movies will rule the box office and wars will be fought over the proceeds.

"Jesus Busts a Bronc" - a special appearance by Jesus at a small town rodeo. A miracle? And what is Judas doing there?

"Snow White and the Seven Elves" - how to win the kingdom and look good while doing it.

"Garbage Day" - One never knows what's really in the garbage.

About the Author:

Arthur Slade was raised on a cattle ranch in the Cypress Hills of southwest Saskatchewan and he caught the writing bug at an early age. He started with poems, moved on to short stories, then graduated to novels. He is the author of 19 best-selling books, including Modo: Mission Clockwork, Dust, and Amber Fang. He lives in Saskatoon, Canada.

Visit him on the web at http://www.arthurslade.com.

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