Horror Ghosts Books

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 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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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?

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.

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.

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?

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.

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

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

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+

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 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)

Origins (To Each His Ghost #0.5): A Ghostly Paranormal Horror Short Story

A Ghostly Paranormal Horror Short Story

Mel has a curse: she can see what's invisible to most humans. We call them ghosts and demons. She calls them living nightmares.

When she was five, she had her own ghost. A good ghost. She swore to never leave his side, but over time, he scared her. She pushed him away. She broke her promise.

Now well into her twenties, Mel meets her old ghost again. And this time, he's brought the darkness with him to prove his point...

...you don't break a promise with a ghost.

Monster Mashup - Spooky Short Story Omnibus

Now with twelve short stories.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

These stories are not recommended for kids under 8.

The 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...

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

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.

Death by Halloween: Volume 1 (Adventures You Choose)

"It is Halloween, a day that used to be your favourite of the year. As a child, you counted down the days to Halloween, thrilled at the prospect of venturing out into the night in a monster's clothing and returning with a sack stuffed full with candy. As you grew through adolescence, your tastes gradually changed. You still lived in anticipation of Halloween, but you no longer cared much for its typical offerings. The costumes weren't real. The candy was too sweet. What you wanted was adventure, panic, black magic. You wanted to find yourself on a dark hilltop, shaking with fear as impossible shadows crept up the slope toward you. You wanted to see the dead sit up in their graves. You wanted to stumble through the fog trying to escape the clutches of a madman. You wanted to survive a nightmare..." Death by Halloween is a 'choose-your-own-adventure' style interactive book for adults and mature teens. It features: Masterfully executed hyperlink navigation Over 100 choices Over 50 endings A gender-neutral protagonist Ghosts Ghouls Murderers Self-loathing Cannibals Demons Mutilation Scarecrows Specters Zombies Pie And much more! Please have a look at the sample to get a better idea of whether or not this book is right for you. Because this is an interactive book, the sample chapters will be out of order and not interactive. They will, nevertheless, give you a pretty good idea of what to expect. PLEASE NOTE: As mentioned above, this book has some fairly graphic scenes of violence and is intended for a somewhat mature audience.

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.

Beyond the Eyes: Volume 1

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

Bedtime Tales

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?

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..."