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.

The Vampire Extinction: Greyson Undead (Book 1)

The Vampire Extinction: Greyson Undead is an exciting new paranormal series that will take fans of Twilight, The Mortal Instruments, The Vampire Diaries and A Shade of Vampire on a thrill ride unlike any other...

Greyson Black hated what he was: a monster. Forced to feed on the blood of humans, he'd been condemned to a life of darkness and murder to survive. Though others like him celebrated their fate, Greyson cursed it. Unlike them, he had a conscience, one that prohibited him from feeding on innocents. Instead, he chose to kill only those he deemed deserving. Those the world would be better off without.

Despising the vicious nature of his kind, Greyson lived a life of complete solitude. An empty life without anyone or anything to live for. But of that all changed the day he met Alex Lockhart.

The only human he'd ever encountered who didn't fall victim to the trap of his allure, Alex made him feel alive again for the first time in decades. She caused him to feel a dangerous emotion: hope.

A violent encounter threatened to tear at the thread of happiness Greyson clung to, and forced him to choose between letting Alex die and enslaving her to a life like his. A life spent in shadows. A life of bloodlust.

But would changing Alex even save her?

Dark forces lurked, stalking and conspiring against all vampires. Killing them systematically and intent upon exterminating every last one of them.

Will Greyson and Alex survive the hunt or will they fall to the vampire extinction? Find out in this riveting first installment of The Vampire Extinction series, Greyson Undead...

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.

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 Dead Ones (Death Herself Book 3)

"There are some things the human mind can't handle. Some horrors are just too great."

Three years after her brother killed eighteen people in a school shooting, Bonnie Bromley is living a nightmare. Everyone hates her and her family, but as her brother's execution draws closer, Bonnie finds that other, darker forces are starting to make their presence felt in town. Something is lurking in the shadows, waiting for the perfect opportunity to feed on the souls of the dead.

When the horrific truth becomes clear, Bonnie and her friends find themselves being hunted by a powerful creature. Fortunately they have help from Hannah, a mysterious girl who only recently arrived in town, but even Hannah might be powerless to save the day. And if she does find a way to keep Bonnie alive, Hannah might still have to face the one force from which she has been running her whole life.

The Dead Ones is the third book in the Death Herself series.

The Soulkeepers: Volume 1 (The Soulkeepers Series)

An unlikely hero. A timeless adventure. When fifteen-year-old, Jacob Lau, is pulled from the crumpled remains of his mother's car, no one can explain why he was driving or why the police can't find his mother's body. Made a ward of his uncle and thousands of miles from home, a beautiful and mysterious neighbor, Dr. Abigail Silva, offers to use her unique abilities to help him find his mom. In exchange, she requires Jacob to train as a Soulkeeper, a gifted warrior charged with protecting human souls in the war between heaven and hell. He agrees to her demands, desperate for any clue to the mystery of his mother's disappearance. But soon Jacob finds himself trapped in a web of half-truths, and questions Dr. Silva's motives for helping him. Becoming a Soulkeeper will challenge everything Jacob believes about faith, loyalty, love, and redemption. Don't miss these other books in The Soulkeepers Series! Weaving Destiny (Book 2) Return to Eden (Book 3) Soul Catcher (Book 4) Lost Eden (Book 5) The Last Soulkeeper (Book 6)

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....

Charles Dickens: The Complete Christmas Books and Stories [newly updated] [A Christmas Carol, The Chimes, A Christmas Tree, The Cricket on the Hearth, ... (The Greatest Writers of All Time)

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

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

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

The Christmas Books:

- A Christmas Carol

- The Chimes

- The Cricket on the Hearth

- The Battle of Life

- The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain

The Christmas Stories:

- A Christmas Tree

- What Christmas is as we Grow Older

- The Poor Relation's Story

- The Child's Story

- The Schoolboy's Story

- Nobody's Story

- The Seven Poor Travellers

- The Holly-Tree

- Wreck of the Golden Mary

- The Perils of Certain English Prisoners

- Going into Society

- A Message From the Sea

- Tom Tiddler's Ground

- Somebody's Luggage

- Mrs. Lirriper's Lodgings

- Mrs. Lirriper's Legacy

- Doctor Marigold

- Mugby Junction

- No Thoroughfare

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.

Odd Interlude Part One

The first part of a spine-tingling 3-part Odd Thomas novella, exclusively in ebook. Includes a preview of the next thrilling novel in Dean Koontz's acclaimed Odd Thomas series: Odd Apocalypse. Small-town guy meets big-time evil...

THERE'S ROOM AT THE INN, BUT YOU MIGHT NOT GET OUT...

Odd Thomas and Annamaria need a break from the road. Nestled on a lonely stretch along the Pacific Coast, the warm lights of Harmony Corner welcome them in. The quaint roadside outpost offers everything a weary traveller desires - a cosy diner, a handy service station, a cluster of motel rooms ... and the Harmony family homestead presiding over it all.

But Odd has a bad feeling about this place. There's more to the secluded haven than meets the eye - and between life and death there is something more frightening than either. Odd has faced evil many times and he will face it again before the night is over...

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.

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.

The Man with the White Face: An Urban Legend

A dark, psychological mind-bender for mature audiences.

A horrific story based on a Connecticut urban legend. From the author of the best-selling book Wormwood.

Jay is a typical 12-year-old boy. The story of the Man with the White Face has made the rounds in his neighborhood, and he never buys in to the legend until the day he's abducted. That's when Jay learns the horrifying truth about the Man with the White Face.

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.

Before You Wake: Three Horrors

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

No blackmail is as ghastly as extortion from angels.

A swift reckoning often travels in handheld luggage.

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

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

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

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

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

Praise for Adam Nevill's horror novels:

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

The Haunting of Quenby Mansion

Mystery and horror surround the 17-room vine-covered plantation house. What was thought to be the solution to all of Evelyn Carr's problems is only the beginning of her nightmare. Creepy neighbors arrive unannounced, the town hates her for inexplicable reasons, and there's something inside of the basement.

As a determined private investigator, Evelyn is hell-bent on learning the truth before the house tears her and her husband apart, figuratively and literally.

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

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

The first novella in a brand new revenge quadriology.

They beat him.

They broke him.

They stabbed him.

They murdered him.

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

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

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

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

SQUARE. Let redemption begin.

Interview with the Author

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks for reading!

Square Series eBook Categories:

- Vigilante Justice

- Kidnapping

- Horror

- Thrillers

- Suspense

The 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.

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

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.

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.

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.

The Stain: A Short Story

Who's doing this to you? Why won't it stop? From New York Times bestselling author Douglas Clegg comes psychological suspense with a dark twist on modern living. Jason and his wife have a perfect life. Successful entrepreneurs raising their young son Kyle in wealthy suburbs, everything is blues skies for them. But within this perfect household, Jason notices a dark stain along the collar of their son's t-shirt. What caused it? And why does it keep growing?

A short story single of 5,800 words in length, or about 23 pages if in print.



"Clegg's stories can chill the spine so effectively that the reader should keep paramedics on standby."- Dean Koontz, NY Times Bestselling Author

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.

The Suicide Plan

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

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

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



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

Beyond Evidence

The 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/

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.

No Way Out - And Other Scary Short Stories

Includes two free additional short stories.

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

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

Also includes:

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

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

Five Chapter Extended Preview of Super Zombie Juice Mega Bomb:

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

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

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

Praise for the Author:

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

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

About the Author:

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

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

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

Savage Hunger (Heart of the Jaguar)

Book 1 in the Heart of the Jaguar SeriesUSA Today bestselling author Terry Spear has captured....

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.

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.

Humanity's Death: A Zombie Epic

Headlines

THE NEW YORK TIMES--A virus is ravaging the country. People are falling over, reanimating, and eating the flesh off of anyone they see. There is speculation of a worldwide pandemic. Some experts are suggesting a superbug may have been spawned by the Ebola vaccination.

NEW YORK POST--Hailed as a miracle cure, the vaccine promised to rid humanity of Ebola...early reports suggest that the outbreak originated in Africa, where the vaccine was first used.

REUTERS--The situation is growing worse. Early estimates suggest that millions are already infected. The CDC suggests staying home, locking your doors, and watching your television for emergency channel updates.

THE YOUNG TURKS--If you have been infected or know someone who has been infected, please blow their fucking heads off.

INFOWARS--The elite create a virus that kills off 80 percent of the population.

THE GUARDIAN: The President is dead, mass sightings of paranormal activity reported.

There were no more headlines.

One Year Later

Chapter One: The Teach Family

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Darkness surrounds Jack Teach while a bar of swampy moonlight drifts through an open window, streaking across his face. He lies in a semi-unconscious state. Slowly, his nervous system reminds him of the pain coursing through his body. The smell of infection is nauseating. Breathing causes him exhaustion, and his eyes barely stay open. How did this happen? he wonders, absorbed in pain and regret. What in God's name was I thinking? Outside the world is dark, frogs are burping, and something is moving.

Where is she? It hurts so much.

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 ...

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

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

The 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.

Moorehead Manor: Volume 1 (The Moorehead Manor Series)

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

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



An ancient artefact, and a mystery ghost



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

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

Spooky mysteries have their way of piecing the bits together

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

This is a mystery english to the core,

that tells a story like never before.

Now open your mind and I pledge you will see,

your home city - quite differently.

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

Ashes

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

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

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?

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.

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.

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.

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

Solve the puzzle and WIN ?500!!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!

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 Code and 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.

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 first hand.

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.

Where the Monsters Live: A Dark Revenge Thriller

"An absolutely brutal novella that had me squirming in my chair." - Hunter Shea, author of We Are Always Watching



How far would you go for revenge?

When a six-year-old girl is abused and left for dead by a pedophile known only as the "Rabbit Man" due to the claw marks left on her body, police follow every lead but reach only dead ends.

Hungry for justice, her grieving father abandons wife and child on a harrowing journey deep undercover into Miami's sex offender colony under the Julia Tuttle Causeway. His purpose is simple: to find the "Rabbit Man" among them, and put him in the ground.

Months later, with no one to trust and the pedophiles he lives among growing suspicious of his actions, he learns nothing is simple where the monsters live.

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?

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)

Soul Mates: Higher learning through Cannibalism

A janitor living in New Orleans unintentionally kills an assailant and is in fear of going to jail. As he contemplates various ways of disposing the corpse, a suppressed curiosity emerges. After digesting the incriminating evidence, he finds himself sharing proclivities of the departed soul. His love for human flesh grows.He soon learns how to channel newly gained talents to manipulate others.



Souls Mates is a humorous horror novelette 8500 words in length teetering near the edge of 'good taste.'

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.

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.

The Ghost of Nan Clarks Lane (a short story)

***SHORT GHOST STORY***

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

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

Suitable for both adults and children aged 10+

The 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?"

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.

For a Ghost-Free Time, Call

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

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

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

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

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

24 Extremely Short Halloween Stories for your Briefest Moments

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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 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.

Sherman's Library (Novella Sized Preview Book 1)

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The haunting is often the imagination of the haunted...or is it?

For Charles Gottesman, old Mr. Sherman's death sparks one of the wildest, weirdest adventures he's ever had...

Upon Mr. Sherman's death, Charles learns the rich old gentleman gave away all his money, leaving only his Victorian mansion and the huge library in the house. His will clearly stipulates the new owner must keep the library intact. Of course, with Mr. Sherman being dead, how would he know or even care about the library?

It isn't until Charles buys the house and discovers someone has stolen items from the library that he understands the significance of keeping the library intact. Mr. Sherman's letter to the new owner shares the secret of the library--every item in the library is haunted! But how can Charles ever imagine just how deadly the library keeper's job is...or the blood bath that will follow if he fails to "protect and serve" according to Mr. Sherman's will?

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.

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"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!

The Child of Mystery (Chains of Darkness Book 1)



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"Um, Melinda?"

"Yeah?"

"Where is he?"

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

Other Books in the Series:

2 - The Spawn's Blood

3 - The Unbreakable Bind

4 - The Grace Bearer

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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.

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 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)

Ayesha, the Return of She

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

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

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!

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.

The Basement

REVISED EDITION

Short story approximately 2,800 words.

On a dare from her best friends, Heather goes inside the town's haunted house, where Frank Blackwell killed his wife and then hung himself in the basement. But while in the house, Heather is confronted by a ghost from her past, her mother who died accidentally one year ago. Now, Heather must not only escape from the evil lurking inside the house, but from the demons of her own past.

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.

Green Grow the Rashes and Other Stories

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

This is who I am.

Monster Mashup - Spooky Short Story Omnibus

Now with twelve short stories.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

These stories are not recommended for kids under 8.

A Trick of Fate (The Renaissance Sojourner Series Book 0)

A novella of 15th century London

Though Alys longs to paint like the artists who created the beautiful paintings at St Michael's Church, Queenhithe, she knows it is an impossible dream because she is poor, her mother is sick, and her brother has gone off to sea, leaving her to struggle to provide for her mother. It isn't until a trick of fate sends her sprawling under a noblewoman's horse that her life takes a different turn. But is it for the best or is she being pulled into a web of intrigue and lies?

A prequel to the Imp of Eye, it will appeal to fans of Dorothy Dunnett's gripping and intrigue filled plots.

This novella begins the Renaissance Sojourner Series.

A wonderfully spun gem of a story of 15th century London, beautifully brought to life by the reigning queens of historical fiction. Real magic! C.M.T. Stibbe, author of Chasing Pharaohs.

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?

Madeline (A Short Horror Story)

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

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

Sometimes, the Devil truly is in the details.

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

The 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

The Cabin on Grey Lake

The burning desire to get away from it all will soon become the desperate need to escape...

Randy and Nicole Henderson would both admit their marriage has been anything but a bed of roses. Randy is obsessive-compulsive and Nicole has problems with fidelity, but until now, they've never been able to go their own separate ways.

Wanting to give their three daughters a final quiet family weekend before they file for divorce, The Hendersons set out for their vacation home on the shores of an idyllic lake in the Appalachian Mountains. However, the weekend is anything but peaceful.

Their oldest daughter winds up in the emergency room, then their middle daughter has a strange nightmare. The final straw comes when Nicole has her own nightmare and wakes to find evidence the youngest daughter has been roaming in the forest during the night, even though there is no plausible explanation for how she got outside.

Upon returning home, it dawns on Randy that strange things have been happening at the cabin since he began visiting there with his parents and brother as a child. The latest weekend, bad as it was, only hints at the climax that will reveal why the place is called Grey Lake.

The Edge of Life: A Short Horror Story

Imagine opening your front door one morning only to have your life horribly ripped apart.

In a moment, you're implicated in the murder of your entire family and hounded by something not of this world.

And the very thing that did this to you is now asking for something more-

Your trust.

Blood Night (The Scarlet Jane Files Book 1)

Scarlet Jane used to live an ordinary life. She was a straight-A student, a star basketball player, a loving and devoted daughter.

That changed the night her mother was murdered--not by a person, but by a monster.

After being hospitalized for what police, social workers and resident psychiatrists believe to be a form of shock, there seems to be little that Scarlet can do to move on with her life--that is, until a strange man in black enters her hospital room and claims that he can make all the horrible memories disappear. The only problem is: Scarlet doesn't want to forget. She wants revenge. But what she doesn't know is that revenge will lead her down a deadly path--one that will change her world forever.

And The Sea Called Her Name

Born a poor lobster fisherman's son on the stark, Maine coastline, Jason Kingsley has always struggled with becoming more than what his father intended for him. After meeting and falling in love with the beautiful Delphi Arans, he feels his destiny has finally been fulfilled.

Their joy is unrivaled, something he's only ever dreamed of.

But soon disturbing events begin to invade the couple's life, and Jason starts to doubt the nature of their relationship as well as his sanity.

As his world unravels around him, Jason comes to realize that some secrets are better left untold, and others are worse than death itself.

*Note* Short story, approximately 15,000 words.

Daddy's Little Girl

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

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.

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

Franklin: The Promise (Tales of the Executioners)

After one hundred years of silence, The Hand of Death is on the radar again - and Franklin is assigned to deal with the situation. Part of a team, they discover it's not just Jorick who's involved, but also the Tormentor, Kateesha. In a battle against legends, what can go wrong? Celebrate Shades of Gray's eighth anniversary and read the attack on Oren's den through the Executioner's point of view.

WARNING: This story contains spoilers for the novel Shades of Gray. Not recommended as a stand alone.

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 though is disrupted and altered by the strange sighting of a 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?

When the Lights Go Out - Ink Slingers' Halloween Anthology

A collection of twenty-five short stories just in time for Halloween. Enjoy thrills, chills, and mysteries. Meet ghosts, demons, vampires, and monsters everywhere from dark city streets to the English countryside. Scares lurk in the most unexpected places and, when the lights go out, no where is safe and no one will be spared.

Psychological Horror: "Shades of Psycho" (Psycho Stories)

The Psycho Stories Series features twisted little tales full of disturbed characters. They all have twist endings and are guaranteed to make your skin crawl!

#2 SHADES OF PSYCHO

Berry was just a normal man.

Berry was just a normal man with a job.

Berry was just a normal man with a crush on the girl at the office.

Berry was just a normal man, being watched by someone across the street.

Berry was just a normal man being stalked.

Berry was just a normal man with a twisted fantasy about that girl at the office.

Berry was just a normal man.

THIS STORY CONTAINS GRAPHIC MATERIAL AND IS FOR MATURE READERS.

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.

Verchiel: Never-Ending Question (Tales of the Executioners)

Verchiel wakes up in an unfamiliar room with a busty woman standing over him. He can't recall who she is - or even who he is - let alone how he's become an immortal blood drinker. As he tries to discover the answers, he must also learn to control his blood lust or fight an entire village of panicked people.

Can be read as a stand alone.

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...

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.

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

DEADLY LOVE - A Chinatown Haunting Paranormal Thriller

Brand New Edition!

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

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

What Readers are saying

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

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

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

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

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

-David Dubrow, Gingernuts of Horror

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

-Alli, Amazon review.

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

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

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

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

Interview with the author:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Q - What order should I read the books in?

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

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

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

Thanks for reading!

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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.

Baby Talk - Book 1: The Womb has Ears

In this creepy horror novel, Neal Becker is convinced that his 5 month old baby daughter can talk. But that's impossible...isn't it? Except that Neal didn't really want to get married in the first place and pushed his wife for an abortion. And now, Baby Natasha knows it. She's out to get Neal, or so he believes. Join the two in a terrifying battle for survival that will make your blood run cold!

"A fantastic book, but don't read it at night. It gave me some very weird dreams." Theresa K., Boston

"Any parent who has ever reached his wit's end with a toddler will appreciate this terrifying story!" -- Jennifer W., Atlanta

"A nanny's worst nightmare!" -- Veronika P, Manchester, UK

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.

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.

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.

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.

Don't Knock on That Door!

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

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

The Line Unseen

From the author of LINEAGE, SINGULARITY, and EVERFALL comes this short story of supernatural horror.

A man, walked on his entire life by others, discovers his wife's infidelity, and decides to do something about it. After a deadly encounter in an alleyway he must look into the depths of himself to find the line unseen, and face the horror beyond.

*Note: Approximately 9000 words.

About the author:

Joe Hart grew up on a lonely 91 acres of farmland in northern Minnesota and without many playmates or company, began writing when he was 9. His first literary love was Stephen King (and still is) but he has expanded his scope to other influential authors. He published his first poems at age 17 and his first collection of short horror stories at 29. He is currently working on a novel. He lives with his wife and two children in northern Minnesota.

Praise for Joe Hart's LINEAGE:

"Joe Hart's Lineage is a chilling ghost story in the classic mold. Reminiscent of vintage King and yet spun in a voice original and confident enough to suggest great things ahead for its author, you'd do well to get in on the ground floor of what's sure to be an exciting career for this weaver of delectable nightmares."

- Kealan Patrick Burke, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of The Turtle Boy and Kin

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.

Under the Hill

Get just a taste of what readers love about the Irish stories of New York Times bestselling author Sheila Connolly in this stand-alone short story.

Ellen Leonard is feeling both free and empty. Just out of a two-year relationship, she decides a trip to Ireland could be the perfect opportunity to shake off her lethargy and also reassert her independence.

But as she settles in at a remote cottage in the Irish countryside and her days take on a comfortable routine, Ellen begins to discover that sometimes things that go bump don't always do it just in the night.

"Under the Hill" also features a sneak peek at two of Sheila's newest books, Relatively Dead and Picked to Die. And watch for An Early Wake, the third book in the County Cork Mystery Series, coming in February!

About the Author

Sheila Connolly is an Anthony and Agatha Award-nominated author who writes the New York Times bestselling County Cork Mysteries, which draw heavily on her Irish ancestry and frequent trips to Ireland. She is also the author of the New York Times bestselling Museum Mysteries and Orchard Mysteries. In addition, she has published Once She Knew, a romantic suspense; Reunion with Death, a traditional mystery set in Tuscany; Relatively Dead, a paranormal romance and a New York Times bestseller; and Seeing the Dead, as well as a number of short stories. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband and three cats.

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?

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 New Devil

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

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

Until Death: An Afterlife Novelette

When Michael, a young successful businessman dies, he finds that he is still able to talk to his wife Tamsin. He discovers that there are consequences to still 'being around' and endeavors to find out what they are to stop them before it's too late.

Down on the Farm

Naddie works down on the farm. But this isn't a place that grows vegetables or raises animals. The crops on this farm are the recently deceased. The Body Farm is where doctors and anthropologists work hard to unlock the mysteries of decay and rot. They study the stages of death to help with police investigations and to simply unlock the great unknown. But there are things that should never be known, secrets which should stay buried. Yet, as a new body is brought to the farm, Naddie and her team will soon find out there is more to death than bugs and rigor mortis. She will learn that there are old truths that have been waiting in the shadows, hungry to be found. Life can be born from death, down on the farm.

The Wolf

In this sex comedy, Little Red Riding Hood meets the Big Bad Wolf, an ex-boyfriend she has never really gotten over, on her way to her grandmother's house. Seeing him again forces her to think about her previous relationship with the notorious bad boy and what she wants out of life and her men. As people are telling her she needs to get married and have children to be a successful woman, she is busy trying to live life on her own terms and by the motto, "It's not the men in your life that matters. It's the life in your men that really counts."

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.

You Killed Me? (Light Life Book 1)

"I swear to you - for as long as you live I will be here for you. I am watching you, waiting. From here. In the dark. I will have my revenge..."

Discovering you are dead is one thing. That you were murdered is another. That your killer is still alive and an arm's length away is something else entirely.

Mabie Dunn has always been able to see and feel auras. Life lights.

Throughout her short life she regarded this ability as more of a curse than a blessing. What use could it really be?

She's about to find out.

YOU KILLED ME? introduces Mabie Dunn in a new ghost fantasy series - LIGHT LIFE.

LIGHT LIFE - The series:

They say unfinished business, the sense of injustice and deep rooted anger can bind a soul to the earth.

In a single room in a secure, private hospital a man lies in a coma.

Beside him, on a shelf, sits the ghost of the young woman he killed. She is waiting for him to die to claim him. For revenge.

But they can sustain him with advanced technology. He has a life. A life she is determined to make as unbearable as she can.

For however long it takes.

YOU KILLED ME? - The beginning:

It could be said Mabie has her head in something of a spin as she comes to terms for the first time with the bewildering mechanics of her particular afterlife.

The truth is floating around out there somewhere.

Sprinkled with black humour, this short reads story introduces a surreal astral world to an unsuspecting and confused Mabie Dunn.

The Winter Beast and other tales

Five stories of horror and dark fantasy by James R. Sanford:

"The Winter Beast" - In the wake of Napoleon's invasion, a Russian aristocrat's oath casts him into a living nightmare with a creature he cannot fight.

"The God Stone" - Two children play a game with an ancient power.

"Blood Bond" - A princess in medieval India must confront her brother's dark secret when she tries to rescue him from an evil alchemist.

"A Family Tradition" - A man's father has set him to a lifetime task of murder.

"The Exalted" - A man goes in search of his mother's foreign kin and finds that they are not quite human.

Undead Winter

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Hyenas

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

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

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

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

Possess: Volume 1 (The Possess Saga)

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

Rattlesnake: (a short story)

Once narrowly escaping a town gone mad, a man threatens a boy with his life to get to the truth about his missing son.

Grimoire 1: Sheep's Clothing

Black wings, black eyes. Transformed creatures stalk the village of Lavigne, where Renee Cheval works in her parents' struggling tavern. She dreams of a better life in the city while her hard life grows harder by the day. As her friends fall one by one to the mind-warping Hound's Plague, a hunt begins for the source of the sickness. Renee feels the itch at the back of her throat, hears the whispers inside her mind, and knows disease will take her soon. When two dark strangers ride into town with a secret, Renee suspects they hold the key to undoing the plague--a key Renee must discover before the witch hunt claims her life.

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.

Voodoo Doll

Dr. Phillips was an archaeologist that had a hunger for finding the big one. Meaning a dig that would put him in history books, but Dr. Phillips wasn't a very patient man and if anyone got in his way of finding something worth celebrating they were a dead man.

One night while Dr. Phillips was reading his newspaper and smoking his pipe he came across an interesting article that said there was a dig deep in the jungles of Africa, but no one has been able to recover the artifacts only to die trying.

Being that Dr. Phillips ego and temper was so big he wasn't afraid of anything, knowing that if he were to bring ancient artifacts back to the U.S., he would get his wish of being famous and in history books.

So, Dr. Phillips chartered a plane and brought two of his closest colleagues along with him, Dr. Reeves and Dr. Smith. Dr. Phillips only brought his colleges along in case they were to discover the artifacts first only to be shot in the back and left in the jungle for the wild animals to have a feast on. Dr. Phillips and his colleagues arrived late afternoon at the dig site just to survey the area before the dig in the morning. Dr. Phillips could hardly sleep that night knowing in the morning the dig would begin and hopefully not take a week to find the ancient artifacts that would bring fame and fortune his way. Dr. Phillips paced back and forth outside the tent and decided to load his pistol and make sure he had enough ammo on him to stop anyone that got in his way.

Beyond the Eyes: Volume 1

A thrilling, wholly satisfying first book to a new young adult series. It will keep you wanting mor....

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...

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

This is how the Zombie Outbreak Started!

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Complete Season Boxset now available!

The Outbreak is Coming

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

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

Episode 1 promises to leave you begging for the rest!

The Zombie Apocalypse is coming!

Who will be prepared?

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

Exactly how the Zombie Apocalypse Started

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

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.

Return of the Phoenix: A Monster Squad Novel: Volume 1

Humanity has spent its time enjoying the peace that can only be had through blissful ignorance. For centuries, stories of things that go 'bump' in the night have been passed down and shared. When creatures of the night proved to be real, the best of America's military came together to form an elite band of rapid response teams. Their mission: to face the challenge and keep the civilian populace safe from those threats and hide all evidence of their existence. But during a routine mission, when things go horribly wrong, the Monster Squad finds themselves having to rebuild from the ashes of what they once were. This time, they face not only the monsters that threaten the peaceful lives of the citizens they are sworn to protect, but their own government as a dark storm brews on the horizon. A storm that will threaten not just the squads and their existence, but the lives of every human on earth...

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.

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

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

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.

The Willows

Bedtime Tales

From Midnight 'Til Dawn: A Collection of Short Tales of Terror

There are things that go bump in the night. Things that snake out of drains, hide under beds and creep around in closets. They watch you sleep. They wait for their moment and then...strike. Collected in here are several short stories from bestselling horror and thriller author Bryan W. Alaspa. Find out about the horrific vengeance against the town of Vermillion. Find out about the power a little girl has when she meets her grandmother. In another tale a ghost finds a friend, but hides a horrible secret. Venture into space with galactic police and listen in on a radio conversation between a killer and a radio host. These are stories that will make you afraid. They will make you jump. They'll make you wonder what that sound was just then. They will keep you awake From Midnight 'Til Dawn. ***This collection also contains the bestselling horror novella Strange Fruit and the Slender Man***

Liquidation Nation

To help keep the population under control, the UK Government hire 'Liquidators' to make people disappear. Liquidation Nation followers a liquidator through the minute details of one of his grim and often sickening jobs as he makes a family vanish without a trace.

Abra-Cadaver

Shadow Witch: Horror of the Dark Forest

Thom Meeks lives with his family in Droman Meadows under the protection of the Kingdom of Mylan. An unusually long winter creates anxiety in the village and some believe it to be the return of an ominous force known as the Shadow. When a pack of dread wolves lays ruin to Droman Meadows, Thom escapes with his wife and four daughters. They set out on the Mylan Road in hopes of finding refuge in the capital, but dark forces emerging from the primeval forest will challenge them for their eternal souls.

Lust for Blood

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

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.

Ghost Stories

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.

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

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

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.

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?

Purgatory Road

Highway to Hell

Fallen Angel: Prequel to Ominous Love

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

A Long Journey off a Short Pier (6 Short Stories)

Story 1 of 6: SHe Synopsis: A short story about a monster who stalks the city of Tampa Bay. This monster is only attacking women taking only the one thing it needs. Tim Roberts, a detective, is hot on this monster's trail. Will he catch this monster in time or will this monster feed until it has its fill? Be careful Tim, this monster has a secret yet to be revealed. Story 2 of 6: A Haunted House Tale Synopsis: This short story is about five college students on Halloween night who set out to discover the secrets of the town's most infamous haunted house. Will these students live to see the morning or will this house claim five more victims? Story 3 of 6: Sandy and The Stranger Synopsis: A road racing champion meets his match in the form of a stranger who may or may not be the ghost of James Dean himself. Story 4 of 6: Demon Energy Synopsis: A short story about 1 man possessed and tormented by a 1000 demons who must fight for a soul he is starting to lose. Will he ever find salvation or is his body now an eternal host of hell? Story 5 of 6: Killer Treads Synopsis: A short story about a man who sees a flashy ad online advertising a twenty dollar treadmill. He buys the machine, too cheap to be scared, and realizes much to his dismay that this machine has a taste for blood. Big Bob better run like his life depends on it because in many ways it does. Story 6 of 6: Joyride Synopsis: A Joyride in a Chevy Chevelle. The car was just sitting there for the taking. What could possibly go wrong? Vinnie and Mike are about to find out what can and will go wrong once they turn the key. Evil awaits.

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

Easy As One Two Three: Volume 7 (Emma Frost Mystery)

Mads and Signe are very young when they get married. They are ready to take on the world starting with their honeymoon to Egypt. Two years later, Mads is in a coma and Signe has vanished from the face of the earth. Meanwhile, Emma Frost is looking for her daughter whom the police believe is guilty of the hit and run that left Mads Schou brain dead. But was it really an accident, or is there more to the story than they first thought? Emma believes so, but can't convince the police. To help her, Emma receives help from a couple many of Willow Rose's readers will recognize. Easy as One Two Three is a spine-chilling Scandinavian mystery not for the faint of heart. It is the seventh in Willow Rose's popular Emma Frost-series.

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

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

Revenge of Cornelius (The Cornelius Saga)

Revenge of Cornelius is a clever spin-off from the popular, spine-tingling, paranormal tale, CORNELIUS: Amazon #1 Bestseller in the Teen & Young-adult Multi-generational Family Fiction category in November 2015. Mira Cullen is all grown up now and has left the confines of her ever-so-haunting and memorable childhood home. She and brother, Wade, have moved away to pursue their passions, but life for Mira has turned out quite differently from that of her brother. After returning home for a family visit, Mira finds herself in front of the old Ferguson house again - a place she has blatantly avoided since the entire life-altering experience of fifteen years earlier. The only thing is...there are new residents now, but not the kind she would have ever expected to see.

Infernal Affairs: A Divine Comedy of Errors (Bishop & Holiday Book 1)

When afterlife attorney Edna Bishop goes to Hell on a case, the client repays her by hijacking her living body! Now the condemned soul -- and Edna's body -- face an eternity on ice, unless the eccentric Dr. Holiday can brave a jungle of Infernal red tape and save Edna from her own personal hell.

Somber Stroll

Short-but-sweet collection by Mark Tullius, one of the hardest-hitting horror authors around. Included are five somber strolls through what could be any suburban town. Find yourself an overworked father trying to protect his son, an injured construction worker questioning reality, a sensitive teenage girl watching a mixed martial arts battle, and an older DJ granting a sick girl's glorious last wish.

The last is a shocking jaunt through the author's mind, full of juicy revelations and admissions.

These bizarre and bloody tales will leave you begging for more.