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Wicked Innocents: Case No. 1 (The Frontenac Sisters: Supernatural Sleuths & Monster Hunters)

A B.R.A.G.Medallion Honoree Evil hides behind the sweetest faces. Even the face of a child. A dark evil has infected the Huggett house. Hyla and Lizeth Frontenac can feel it. What form has the monster taken this time? A deranged mother? A secret crime? Or maybe it's a little girl, weaving a web of lies.For nine-year-old Nelly Huggett has quite a story to tell. Maybe she's just precocious, imaginative, and misunderstood… Or maybe that glimmer in her eye is deceit and cold vengeance. Maybe she's the source of the powerful evil that consumed her entire family. Wherever this evil comes from, it’s dragging Hyla into the abyss faster than she can chase the clues. And she may lose herself before she can save anyone else."Very complex .. and very dark...Livernois writes so well that we never get ahead of the Frontenacs in working out exactly what's up." -- Dave Brzeski, Occult Detective Magazine ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ "The book is truly a hand shaking, nail biting, looking over your shoulder thrill ride." - Amazon★ ★ ★ ★ ★ "…doesn't let go til the end. It may even stick with you in the dark of the night afterwards." - AmazonWomen’s detective fiction just got a lot more scary. Welcome to the world of The Frontenac Sisters: Supernatural Sleuths & Monster Hunters, a new psychological fiction/metaphysical mystery series that is guaranteed to keep you up at night. Wicked Innocents is the first, free installment in a planned series of eight books that combine a good old-fashioned amateur sleuth (two, in fact) with spine-tilling suspense,heart-breaking drama, just enough horror to keep you on the edge of your seat, and the heart-pumping adrenaline rush of a fast-paced thriller.In book 1 of the series, meet sleuths and sisters Hyla and Lizeth Frontenac, who run their own unique private investigator business from a small town in the Adirondacks. But they’re more often in their 1972 Ford Econoline van, driving across America to investigate the next inexplicable crime.They’re not technically professionals. The cases they investigate are more dark and disturbing than the average. More…bizarre. Criminals are cloaked as supernatural monsters, occult forces threaten them at every turn, and the confused victims demand justice.Lucky for the victims, these women sleuths are on the case. And no monster is safe in the path of a determined woman.For Kindle readers who enjoy a strong female lead protagonist, this thrilling series of paranormal private investigator mysteries will have you hooked from the first word. From the twisted imagination of mystery, suspense and thriller writer S.H. Livernois.

Heart of Darkness

The reaches opened before us and closed behind, as if the forest had stepped leisurely across the water to bar the way for our return. We penetrated deeper and deeper into the heart of darkness.As the peak of European Imperialism, steamboat captain Charles Marlow travels deep into the African Congo on his way to relieve the elusive Mr Kurtz, an ivory trader renowned for his fearsome reputation. On his journey into the unknown Marlow takes a terrifying trip into his own subconscious, overwhelmed by his menacing, perilous and horrifying surroundings. The landscape and the people he meets force him to reflect on human nature and society, and in turn Conrad writes revealingly about hypocrisy, morality and the dangers of imperialism.“Heart of Darkness” is an eminent instance of the literary evocation of evil, and we can see how it might be regarded as a representation of the concept of original sin in fresh and secular terms. —T. S. EliotThe heavy hypnotic style [of “Heart of Darkness”] falls around me again, and I am aware of the poverty of my own. —Graham GreeneOne of my favorite books. —William FaulknerConrad endeavored to create a great, massive, multiphase symbol that would render his total vision of the world, his sense of individual destiny, his sense of man’s place in nature, his sense of history and society. —Robert Penn Warren

The Mother of all Things: The twists keep on coming in this addictive psychological thriller (Godless Creatures Book 1)

SAVAGE BEGINNINGS SPAWN BRUTAL ENDS★★★★★ Fast-paced, scary, so well thought out and so rewarding to read - Extremely well written. Kept me on the edge of my seat the whole way through. Left me feeling extremely satisfied.★★★★★ Clever and compelling psychological thriller - Shocking, tense, gripping, surprising, thought-provoking, dark and chilling.Following a traumatic event and the break up of her marriage, Elaine returns to her childhood home in North Yorkshire.Between reconnecting with her mother and keeping the two children occupied over the summer holidays, Elaine starts renovating the run-down farmhouse.Unsettled by terrifying nightmares, the stirring of memories long forgotten, and eerie happenings at the house, she worries her imagination is getting the better of her, a fear soon allayed when confronted by an intruder.The next day a police officer disappears, his last known location, her property.A missing policeman, a suspicious psychiatrist, and an old adversary add to her increasing tension, but when she wakes up covered in blood next to the body of a masked man, things spiral out of control.Facing demons both past and present, Elaine must fight for her sanity, unless, it’s too late.★★★★★ The Mother of all reads! - Really enjoyed this book. The first half develops the characters well, ready for the clever, fast-paced second half. It's hard to decide what genre this book fits in. As a lover of James Herbert and Stephen King, I would say it would probably be along the lines of a psychological thriller/horror.★★★★★ A must-read - Wow! This book had me gripped from the very beginning. So many twists and turns.★★★★★ The best novel I’ve read in a long time - A brilliant novel. The detailing in the description of the characters, places and dreams are breathtaking.★★★★★ An absorbing, disturbing and kinetic thriller that balances a tight rope between a conventional whodunnit and a Gothic horror.★★★★★ In The Mother Of All Things, Mr Blake melds mystery, crime, suspense, drama, and action in a story seeping with dark paranoid tension.Fans of writers such as Stephen King, Ruth Ware, Megan Abbott, Dean Koontz, Peter James, Jeffery Deaver, C. J. Tudor, are in for a real treat and will not be disappointed.

Here After

LOVE. LOSS. OBSESSION. REDEMPTION.Following the death of his ten-year-old son, physician Peter Croft embarks on a desperate, seemingly random search for a missing child, risking his sanity, even his life in a grief-induced quest. His journey propels him into the darkest reaches of human suffering, and pits him squarely against an adversary whose own obsession defies all reason.Here After is a story of love, loss, obsession and redemption, with gripping action sequences and a subtle paranormal underpinning. A compelling read from a seasoned storyteller, Costello’s sixth novel will keep you reading deep into the night.Here After has been optioned to film by David Hackl, director of Saw V."An...effective missing-child story with a twist." — Kirkus Reviews (kirkusreviews.com)

Berkley Street: Supernatural Horror with Scary Ghosts & Haunted Houses (Berkley Street Series Book 1)

An abandoned house. A forgotten evil. Home sweet home…Shane Ryan returns to Nashua and the childhood memories that drove him to join the Marines. After a prolonged legal battle with his aunt and uncle, Shane has possession of the family home where his parents disappeared over 20 years ago. The house, a monstrous castle filled with ghosts and secrets, is more alive than its inhabitants.When his aunt and uncle come to town, then vanish, Shane's life takes a turn for the worse. Detective Marie Lafontaine immediately labels Shane as the prime suspect. And in a race against time, Shane desperately searches for clues about his parents. But there's something lurking beyond the walls and beneath the surface. Something sinister that has haunted him ever since he saw its face in the pond behind the house. And it isn’t happy that Shane is back. It isn’t happy at all.

Outbreak: A Post-Apocalyptic Survival Thriller

The end of the world was the beginning of his nightmare... Teenager Kip Garrity has spent the apocalypse hiding in his fortified house and training with his former-Green Beret father. But when his dad is injured and requires antibiotics to live, Kip must leave his home for the first time in years...and survive in a nightmarish world overrun with the twisted remnants of humanity._________________"Man, it is intense. The realism pulls you in and makes for an intensely riveting read..." - Amazon Reviewer"Ranks in the top 5% of the hundreds of ‘end-of-the-world’ books I’ve read." - Amazon Reviewer"I suffer from zombie fatigue...It says something about this book that I am giving it a huge thumbs up." - Goodreads Reviewer"An edge of the seat book… Twists and turns you don't expect."- Amazon Reviewer

Surviving The Evacuation, Book 1: London

Would you survive the evacuation?The outbreak began in New York. Soon it had spread to the rest of the world. People were attacked, infected and they died. Then they came back. Nowhere is safe from the undead.As anarchy and civil war took grip across the globe, Britain was quarantined. The press was nationalised. Martial law, curfews and rationing were implemented. It wasn’t enough. An evacuation was planned. The inland towns and cities of the UK would be evacuated to defensive enclaves being built around the coast, in the Scottish Highlands and in the Irish Republic.Bill Wright broke his leg on the day of the outbreak. Unable to join the evacuation, he watched from his window as the streets filled with refugees, he watched as the streets emptied once more. He watched as they filled up again, this time with the undead.He is trapped. He is alone. He is running out of food and water. He knows that to reach safety he will have to venture out into the wasteland that once was England. On that journey he will ultimately discover the horrific truth about the outbreak, a decades old conspiracy and his unwitting part in it.The first novel in the post-apocalyptic series “Surviving The Evacuation”. (74,000 words)

Surviving The Evacuation, Book 3: Family

Nations collapsed. The undead rose. Some people survived.Three months after escaping from London, Bill discovers the true extent of the global war that followed the outbreak. Most of the world has been destroyed, but there is a safe haven in a small village on the Irish coast.When he is told of the sanctuary awaiting them, he also discovers that the scientist who created the virus escaped from New York. In order for any of them to ever truly be safe, Bill will have to head north to confront the man, discover the truth behind the outbreak and finally choose between his old family and his new one.This is the third volume of his journal. (78,000 words). Please Note: This novel features characters who first appeared in the short story Zombies vs The Living Dead.The story of post-apocalyptic Britain continues in Book 4: Unsafe Haven, but the story of the outbreak in New York, and of Sholto's attempt to destroy the cabal behind it, is told in Here We Stand: Infected, out now.

Surviving The Evacuation, Book 2: Wasteland

Nowhere is safe from the undeadBillions died during the global civil war that followed the outbreak. Anarchy took grip. Chaos ruled. The world collapsed. In Britain, the evacuation failed. Nowhere was safe from the undead.Four months after the outbreak Bill Wright has found safety in a ruined Abbey in southern England, but he is still alone. All he has for company are the files sent to him by his shadowy contact, Sholto. On those, he believes he has found the origins of the undead, and the vast conspiracy in which he discovers he played an unwitting part.He needs answers, and knows the only place they will be found is at the facility that created the virus. As he journeys through the desolate ruins of a dead civilisation, he meets other survivors. He rescues some, is rescued by others, but ultimately discovers that zombies are not the most deadly threat in an undead wasteland. (76,000 words).

Heaven's Peak: A Gripping Horror Novel

The beautiful resort town of Heaven's Peak is home to gorgeous landscapes and terrifying secrets.After the tragic death of his mother, teenage photographer Kevin Miller moves to a new town with his alcoholic father and eight-year-old sister in the hope of bringing the family together and starting over. However, everything changes when Kevin witnesses his sister being kidnapped by a bizarre creature. The police are skeptical of his story, so he decides to unveil the mysteries surrounding the town on his own.On the other side of the investigation, FBI agent Norman James will do anything to solve the baffling case, except believe a traumatized teenager’s nonsense.Meanwhile, newscasts predict a blizzard approaching in the next couple of days, as people in the town begin to behave strangely.Will Kevin and Norman find Kevin’s little sister before Heaven's Peak is consumed by darkness?Heaven's Peak is the first full-length horror-thriller novel from author Miguel Estrada. If you like suspense, mystery and dread, prepare for a ride you won't forget.

50 Shades of Purple: And Other Horror Stories (Short Stories from P. F. McGrail Book 1)

I'm the monster in your closet. And you've never met a monster like this.When the story titles includeHer Lips Weren't Rotten YetRat KissesYour Dreams Taste Like CandyIt's Hotter If we Don't Use a Safeword You know this horror collection is going to cross the line. 50 SHADES OF PURPLE is a collection of 57 short stories that range from delightly demented to grotesquely fascinating. Innocent beginnings have salacious twists, and the supernatural monsters are just as likely to seduce you as they are to rip you limb from limb. The constant surprises will keep you on the edge of your seat, devouring your attention as you satisfy your need to unravel each unique mystery. Praise for 50 Shades of Purple"The most incredible horror anthology I've ever read. This is a truly mesmerizing work. The author promises in the foreword that the shifts in tone will be jarring but never dull, and delivers on that immediately with stunning effectiveness." ★★★★★ Review"The author has a fantastic way with words. Each story is funny, scary, sick, twisted, hopeful, horrific or all of above, all at once. If you love horror, this is one I highly recommend."★★★★★ Review"I loved this book! Not only were the stories well written, it was like a mystery grab bag, where one never knows what will be pulled out next!"★★★★★ ReviewSpecial edition with full page illustrations.The explicit sex and violence in these stories won't hide anything from you, especially when accompanied by original illustrations. This combines with the immersive, realistic writing style to bring even the most incredible situations into vivid detail. 

Dangerous Affections (Book 1) : Bloodlust and Deception

Affections can often be dangerous--and in this case they’re deadly...He is the key to bring balance to a world that he didn’t even know existed. Darkness surrounded him as Trent woke up. He was sure that he was dead; how else could he explain the hauntingly vampires that surrounded him? Now, trapped between two warring vampire clans, Trent must do whatever he can to stay alive and return to his normal life. But what will Trent do when these seemingly human monsters with incredible powers claim that he is the key mongrel? Would he really strike a balance between the two worlds of vampires and humans? Will he accept the truth of his identity, even if it means forsaking the only life he’s ever known? Or will he discover that there is more to him than he could have ever imagined? When Georgia Hills, daughter of the oldest and most powerful vampire in New York, is tasked with guarding the life of Trent, she can’t help but curse her luck. As handsome as he is, Georgia can see that there is something special and unique about him. He is unfocused, scared, and, worst of all, a liability. But Georgia Hills soon discovers also, a hidden power within herself that is only unleashed when she is with him!As enemies surround them from every side, will Georgia be able to help Trent understand who he is while also keeping them both alive? Can Trent figure out what it means to be the key? Or will the world come crumbling down in a fight for survival and control? Get your copy of Dangerous Affections and start this Roller Coaster of a series Vampire Paranormal Romance thriller today!

Catacombs (Cradle of Darkness)

“There is no God for you but me. There is no heaven waiting for you. I own your soul and your body. I own your mind. I am your life and your only reason for existence.”For I am the devil, and I am in love.She was made to bow at my throne. A sad, pretty apostate. A vampire with no bite, no power, and no bloodline. Friendless, damaged, and bearing a powerful secret.One, as king, I will treasure. Hide away. Sequestering my new queen from court.She is only for my eyes. Pearl will exist to please me, to love me. And to assure it, each dusk her memories of all I’ve done to her shall be washed clean. A fresh canvas—a lump of innocent clay to mold as I will.And my will is a terrible thing.Publisher's Note: Catacombs is a tale of pure horror. If such material offends you, please do not purchase.

Whiskey Girl: A Cowboy Romance (Wild Men Texas Book 1)

They'll do anything for each other…except commit.WHISKEY GIRL is part one of Logan and Macey’s emotional, friends-with-benefits cowboy romance, which continues in Warrior Girl and concludes in Wild Girl. Whiskey Girl and Warrior Girl end in cliffhangers.Logan Wild isn’t just the hottest bronc-riding cowboy in Texas. He’s also my best friend—with benefits. And that’s all we’ll ever be.Because I know better than to believe in a fairytale.While other girls dream of finding their Mr. Darcy, I’m the girl standing behind the bar and cleaning up spilled whiskey. Logan gets that.Until one night in Vegas…when everything changes.WHISKEY GIRL is part one of Logan and Macey’s emotional, friends-with-benefits cowboy romance, which continues in Warrior Girl and concludes in Wild Girl. Whiskey Girl and Warrior Girl end in cliffhangers.

Released: The Great Escapee Series

Ex-con. Nobody cares … except a tiny girl named Bea.Clarence was locked up in prison for sixty years. Now he’s free in a nursing home. Still imprisoned by his angry heart. He’s been set up.Bea’s mommy, Katty—brutally abused by a former boyfriend. She follows her family’s tradition for living and parenting. Until the boyfriend comes back for their daughter.Released is the first book in The Great Escapee Series, a supernatural suspense series with a touch of magical realism.Buy Released to discover this engaging series today!