Young Adult Horror Books

Empath: Volume 1 (The Empath Trilogy)

"What Twilight should have been!" -Paranormal Book Club All she wanted was to disappear... Claire Martin is a young woman with an unwanted ability. She's empathic. She's lived her entire life shuttered away from human contact for fear she would be unable to remember where she ended and others began. Leaving for college she hopes simply to blend in with the crowd where she can hide her curse. Within her first few weeks at school Claire meets Stephen, a small, fragile boy who recognizes her for what she is. Stephen has secrets of his own and draws her into his world where she meets James, and her life changes forever. James Thomas is a vampire and has abilities as well. Abilities that, when they touch with Claire's, connect the two in a way the world hasn't seen in three hundred years. Their bond will pit their natures; human against vampire, leading them to question who they are and what they ultimately desire while they work together to protect the human world from a war that could destroy them all. "Everyone should read this series!" Open Book Society Follow the trilogy: Bonded Secrets

Hawthorn Inn (The Catalyst Series: Book #1): Volume 1

Jack Erikson doesn't have great expectations when his mother moves them to an old decrepit inn in a town just as musty, but he's unprepared for the oddities that start springing out of the rotten woodwork. New friends introduce him to legends and rumors that have swirled around the inn since time-immemorial, and he finds plenty of proof to believe them as strange noises and twisted shadows stalk the halls. Worst of all, his estranged grandfather has invited himself to join them at the inn. Creepy doesn't begin to describe that black-cloaked gentleman with the pale skin and weird, ever-constant glasses. Old secrets, mysterious sealed-up rooms and creeping shadows abound as Jack tries to manage his new life at Hawthorn Inn. Hawthorn Inn is the first in a five novel horror/supernatural thriller series featuring Jack Erikson, a normal teenager with not-so-normal secrets.

The Shopkeep : A Morbid Tale #1 (The Morbid Tales)

Cindy and Rachel break into a creepy old antiques and oddities shop. They're just there for a steal and a quick buck, but what they don't realize is that they've come for a whole different reason: the Devil's Shopkeep awaits.

Scary Mary: Volume 1 (The Scary Mary Series)

Mary has always been different. She'd like to be normal, but being able to hear ghosts means she'll never be like everyone else. She starts her junior year of high school hoping to be left alone, but Cyrus Asher is new and doesn't know or seem to care that she's an outcast. They start hanging out and all is well until she goes over to his house. Cy's house is haunted, and not by Caspar, the friendly ghost. But it's not the ghost that ruins the evening. That honor belongs to Vicky "The Hickey" Nelson with her borrowed Ouija board and stuck-up friends. They make Mary so angry that she uses the ghost to freak out everybody, Cy included. He orders her out, and Mary thinks she's lost whatever chance she had with him. But there's still the ghost to deal with. He's mean, nasty, and possibly homicidal. She has to get rid of him or Cy and his family could be hurt. Or worse.

The Deepest Cut: Volume 1 (The MacKinnon Curse)

Sixteen-year-old Riley Williams has been able to see ghosts since the car crash that took her mother's life and shattered her family. Guilt-ridden over the belief that she's somehow responsible for her mom's death, Riley is desperate to see her mother's elusive spirit to gain her forgiveness. When her father moves the family to Scotland so they can all start over, Riley believes her life couldn't get worse--that is until the ghost of nineteen-year-old Ian MacKinnon catches her purposely cutting herself. An uneasy truce quickly turns into friendship, and soon Riley's falling hard for Ian. Riley believes her gift could help Ian end the curse that has kept him tied to the land for centuries, but that would mean letting him go forever and she's not sure she is strong enough to do that. As if her life wasn't complicated enough, the malevolent spirit of the woman who killed Ian returns and she'll stop at nothing to keep Riley from helping Ian find eternal peace.

Hide 1: Untethered: Volume 1 (The Hide Series)

When Keegan finally gets away from his brutal mother on his sixteenth birthday, things go from bad to strange as his father picks up a hitchhiker in the desert during their escape. The strangeness of the day gets scary as Keegan notices the hitchhiker's odd behavior. But with Keegan's failing memory and bizarre dreams of a red wind, he can't be sure about what his father's gotten them in to as they make their way to the creepy Arizona town of Sedonia Falls This is the first episode in a five-part serial.

Steampanic

A short steampunk-inspired tale of horror.

In an unnamed gaslit city, awash with corruption and vice, the citizens submit to banality and acceptance of their lacklustre lives. A seemingly innocuous event marks the beginning of a long period of terror. A series of bloody incidents which follow, create a perfect climate in which fear can thrive.

Journalist Alfred Hertzfeld, a man dedicated to the truth, is determined to uncover the real reason behind the bizarre hallucinations and subsequent carnage. But as he goes in search of the truth, he begins to wonder whether forces beyond the control of man might be responsible for the horror.

Turn Her Face to the Wall (Free short story)

Turn Her Face to the Wall is a free short story so chilling, it is sure to leave your blood running cold. From William Hussey, author of the electrifying Haunted, and the terrifying Witchfinder: Dawn of the Demontide - read the first chapters of both books for free, as part of this eBook offering.

The Grave Winner: Volume 1

Leigh Baxton is terrified her mom will come back from the dead -- just like the prom queen did. While the town goes beehive over the news, Leigh bikes to the local cemetery and buries some of her mom's things in her grave to keep her there. When the hot and mysterious caretaker warns her not to give gifts to the dead, Leigh cranks up her punk music and keeps digging. She should have listened. Two dead sorceresses evicted the prom queen from her grave to bury someone who offered certain gifts. Bury them alive, that is, then resurrect them to create a trio of undead powerful enough to free the darkest sorceress ever from her prison inside the earth. With help from the caretaker and the dead prom queen, Leigh must find out what's so special about the gifts she gave, and why the sorceresses are stalking her and her little sister. If she doesn't, she'll either lose another loved one or have to give the ultimate gift to the dead - herself.

Dark Arts

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

Chosen: Ghost Academy (YA paranormal adventure, book 1)

Enrolment at Ghost Academy is now open; where death is just the beginning of life.

Behind the doors of Ghost Academy, four recently deceased teenagers discover there's more learning to do, lives to save and life (or death) decisions to be made.

Lauren has a murder to solve; her own.

Alex and Esmee struggle to overcome the standards set for them whilst alive as they discover love is no easy ride when you're a ghost.

Charlie must face up to an all consuming addiction, or lose everything he has just been given.

Offered a second chance at the Ghost Academy, Lauren, Alex, Esmee and Charlie battle against Deviant ghosts, hunters intent on catching a ghost of their own, and their own internal struggles.

Will this new life finally be the death of them?

Chosen, Book 1 in the Ghost Academy series features ghosts, action, mystery and just a hint of romance.

Ghost Academy series categories:

- Teen and YA Fantasy Series

- Paranormal Books for Teens and Young Adults

- Teen and YA paranormal and Fantasy Book

- Coming of Age Series

- Magic School Series

- Young Adult paranormal and Fantasy Book

- Teen and YA Romance Ghosts

Darkness Echoes: A Spooky YA Short Story Collection

Six complete spooky never before seen YA short stories to shoot a tingle up your spine!!

Til Death Do Us Part by L.A. Starkey - Jennifer and Zach have been best friends since birth, but as their senior year approaches, things change drastically. With little time left to reveal her heart before college, Jen plans a night to remember at the old haunted Vandercamp Mansion for Zach's birthday. It's just to be the two of them, and no one was to know, but upon arrival, they realize that their presence was expected. Their connection is forged as realization of their past is granted. A love that stands outside of time and space will not rest - Til Death Do Us Part.

Witch Moth by Kelly Hall - Dominic Dane has endured his sister Dahlia's evil deeds for decades while the two serve out their hundred year punishment, but when she threatens to use his new-found crush as her Halloween sacrifice, he realizes she'll never change. Promising Kitty he will stop at nothing to save her and her friends, Dominic is forced to explain his curse, revealing it's not just Dahlia who must kill to survive.

The Coming of the Skin Walker by D.E.L. Connor - When warriors Walking Bear and Nine Fingers rescue amnesia-ridden Lina from the clutches of the immortal Skin Walker they must flee on a harrowing journey where ancient Native American secrets and mysticism unfold, innocence is lost, and the forever bonds of love and friendship are tested.

Lantern by Chess Desalls - Five days before Halloween, all sixteen-year-old Tori has on her mind is vacationing with her family and scoring lots of candy. Her grandmother's estate, with its Gothic spires and trails that lead out to the woods, holds an unexpected secret: a lantern that lights up for Tori and nobody else. Certain that it's a ghost or a prank, she investigates further and discovers a mysterious life that shines in the darkness.

Cloak of Echoes by CK Dawn - Just as Emma Kincaid came into some disturbing empathic powers, she lost her mother in a car crash. She is also pretty certain she's being followed, maybe even hunted. But, is it the shadowy creatures that haunt her nightmares or the mysterious guy, shrouded in darkness, who just enrolled at Jefferson High?

Hallowed Eve by DB Nielsen - Ten years after the sinister disappearance of her father, the turmoil begins again with the stealing of souls ... Seventeen-year-old Evee is forced to accept her birthright of dark secrets and death as she inherits the role of Soul Guardian; a role that brings her into the dangerous influence of a coven of witches and the enigmatic, alluring Hunter, Ben, to defeat the rise of dark magick.

These stories have never been published before and were written specifically for this anthology. Hope you enjoy this spooky adventure!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Killer Bedtime Stories (31 Horrifying Tales From The Dead)

Billy and Susan loved to hear their father read stories to them every night at bedtime. Susan told her brother Billy that the stories were for little kids. Susan said, "Billy I love dad, but I wish he would read scary stories to us instead of stories like Peter Pan and Alice and Wonderland. They were ok when we were younger, but we are so much older now." "I feel the same way. I like it when mother and father go out to dinner at night so we can watch scary movies together, "replied Billy.

That night Billy said, "Let's sneak out at midnight. I really hope we find a spooky book in the attic."

Billy and Susan's trip to the attic would unleash an evil force that should have been left locked in the trunk forever.

Zombie King and Other Scary Short Stories for Halloween (Mystery Underground)

MYSTERY UNDERGROUND

ZOMBIE KING AND OTHER SCARY SHORT STORIES

By Charles David Clasman and David Anthony

Zombie King and Other Scary Short Stories is an 8-story introduction to the chilling spooky book series Mystery Underground. Four additional Mystery Underground books are available, each comprised of thirteen scary stories set in thirteen spooky situations with thirteen different dangers.

Every Mystery Underground book is a collection of scary short stories for kids, middle grade readers, and everyone who likes a good scare. The stories combine the monsters and mystery of Goosebumps with the surprise endings of The Twilight Zone. They are the perfect scary stories to read on Halloween, in the dark, around the campfire, or under the covers at night with a flashlight. Read a scare ... if you dare!

Also Available:

MYSTERY UNDERGROUND: UNDEAD UPRISING

When the Dead Walk, It's Time to Run

MYSTERY UNDERGROUND: CALIFORNIA CREATURES

Beware the Glitter of the Golden State

MYSTERY UNDERGROUND: FRIGHTENING FLORIDA

Fear Strikes Florida When the Sunshine State Goes Dark

MYSTERY UNDERGROUND: MICHIGAN MONSTERS

Dive into Terror in the Great Lakes State

Zombie King and Other Scary Short Stories includes the following eight terrifying tales:

#1: ZOMBIE KING

Bryce doesn't want to dress up as something silly for Halloween. He wants to be a zombie. He even calls himself the Zombie King. Does he get his wish in the graveyard on a haunted foggy night?

#2: GHOST IN THE GRAVEYARD

Beneath the eerie glow of the Harvest Moon, Noah and his friends sneak into the cemetery for a game of Ghost in the Graveyard. While getting in is a challenge, getting out may be impossible.

#3: SECRET OF THE SINKHOLE

Brady, Calvin, and Troy discover a sinkhole in a Florida orange grove. There are police cars and flashing lights all around, but no other people. When they climb into the hole, the boys discover the frightening truth about how--and what--causes sinkholes to form.

#4: TAR PIT TERROR

The fossils of many prehistoric animals--from dire wolves to mastodons--have been found in the La Brea Tar Pits. When Liam and Charlotte discover a saber-toothed cat's paw, they realize that not all fossils want to be found.

#5: HAPPY HAIRY BIRTHDAY

It's Cody Wolf's birthday and a party waits for him. To get there, he takes a dangerous short cut. Halfway along, a snarling werewolf appears in his path. Cody runs but the werewolf pursues. The chase in on!

#6: DEEP GREEN SEA

Emma and her family return wearily home after a hurricane. The devastation left behind looks like a zombie apocalypse. But are zombies the scariest things that can rise from the ruin?

#7: NO. 13 PENCIL

Jackson is an amazing artist. His drawings of monsters, beasts, and witches are realistic and terrifying.

What happens when the creatures come to life?

#8: SLEEPING BEAR DOOM

Many legends surround the majestic and mysterious Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes. What caused the dunes to form? Why do they continue to grow year after year? Are the dunes really devouring the surrounding land like a ravenous beast? Caleb and Katie wonder many things as they begin to climb. Will the answers they find allow them to escape?

Wychetts

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

Darkness Blooms

"Rooted in blood, darkness blooms..." When Sylvia receives a call from her grandmother telling her that her grandfather has disappeared, she returns home for the first time in years. She finds something that she could not have expected. Something her grandfather was growing in his greenhouse. "Something that's not from here."