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The Right to Remain Single: A Ghostly Mystery Romance Novella

Faced with the ghastly suitors her father approves, Thomasina Warren decides to lose her virginity so that no respectable man will have her. Who better to ruin her than handsome, charming James Blakely? But James is an honorable man and refuses point-blank. Humiliated, she resorts to outright refusal to wed, with the help of a ghost who scares her suitors away. But four years later, her father has arranged her marriage to a stodgy gentlemen whose only condition is that the ghost must be banished forever.



James Blakely never forgot the lovely girl who asked him to ruin her, and when he offers to get rid of the ghost, he thinks he'll be doing a good deed. Instead, he is faced with the hostile Thomasina, her cowardly suitor, pigheaded father, lecherous cousin, an exorcist monk, and a ghost who warns of danger and deadly peril--and a few short days in which to convince Thomasina that with the right man, she might just want to marry after all.

Double Visions: Free Kindle Edition

"Matt Drabble is a name that will one day be as widely recognized as Stephen King & Dean Koontz" - READERS FAVORITE

This full length Horror/Thriller/Murder Mystery is completely FREE

From the award winning & best selling author of "Gated" and "Asylum" comes a new supernatural thriller.

"I've read literally thousands of books over nearly six decades, but I'm hard pressed to remember any that kept me guessing as strongly. I want to give this book twenty-five stars rather than just five!" - MALLORY HEART REVIEWS

"Talk about creepy, psychological fun! This book is a nonstop thrill ride" BOOK FIDELITY

It has been 8 years since the country cowered in fear as the serial killer christened The Crucifier wreaked bloody havoc.

Jane Parkes had always considered her ability a fine line between a gift and a curse. She calls it The Shadow World, a place where she can see through the eyes of killers and help bring them to justice.

Her desperation to prove herself led to a basement confrontation that she wasn't prepared for. As a result the Detective that had allowed her to work on the case lay dead alongside the killer.

She put away her ability to see inside the minds of monsters for 8 long years, but now someone else has taken up The Crucifiers' mantle. Someone is killing again, only this time The Shadow World is a two way street and he wants to play.

Sucked into a desperate race for survival Jane is going to learn that sometimes when you stare into the darkness, someone stares back.

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ABRA-CADAVER "24 years ago they locked him away. Nowsomething's heading home with a whole new bag of tricks" (freekindle version available)



It is the 2017 Readers Favorite Silver Medal Winner for HorrorFiction. Winner of a prestigious Indie Book of the Day Award, a2015 Kindle Book Review Award Finalist and is the 2016 BookExcellence Awards winner for Horror Fiction.

THE GATED TRILOGY a UK & US Horror Chart Top 10 best seller,the 2015 Readers Favorite Gold Medal Winner for Horror Fiction & the 2014Full Moon Awards Horror Book of the year.

THE ASYLUM TRILOGY - an Amazon US Horror Chart #5 best seller,voted 5th on The Horror Novel Review's Top 10 Books of 2013, a 2014Readers Favorite Gold Medal winner and a 2016 Readers Favorite Silver Medalwinner for Anthology Fiction.

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Before You Sleep: Three Horrors

A trilogy of horror stories from the award-winning writer's first collection of short stories - SOME WILL NOT SLEEP - and an introduction to the nightmarish visions and ghastly spectres that have been disturbing the sleep of readers for years. In this book you'll find two ghost stories and a tale of ancestral demoniac horror.

In the big white house on the hill angels are said to appear . . .

When the children left the house, their toys remained . . .

A confused and vengeful presence occupies the home of a first-time buyer . . .

"The images just won't go away. You'll find yourself replaying scenes in your mind for days" - Fangoria

"Modern storytelling ... and old school terror. Very scary, highly recommended" - Jonathan Maberry, NYT bestselling author

"One of the most subtle and powerful writers of dark fiction - a unique voice" - Michael Marshall Smith, NYT Bestselling author

The Heatwave

SUMMER CAME LAST SPRING. NOW ALL THAT COMES FROM THE TAPS IS DIRT.

It's the summer that never ends. The UK is enjoying the longest heatwave on record, until a climate change aberration sends the country to the brink of self-destruction. As England heads into a drought, standpipes are installed in the streets and savage fires tear across the country placing the fire service and the army in peril, road accidents bring the hospital services to a halt, and then the water runs out. On an estate in Manchester, a young mother and Jenny her teenage daughter are poised to do whatever they can to survive. But with the nation, city and small town's infrastructure under duress, communities in crisis, London underwater, and communication blackouts, riots and hijacking become the norm.

When the death toll rises, and food sources run out, everyone becomes easy prey.

Maria Roberts is an author and journalist living and working in the UK.

Author of Single Mother on the Verge (Penguin) - "A unique book with a charming cast of characters. Highly recommended!" - Marie Claire.

Innocence: Part 1, Chapters 1 to 21

Heart-stopping supernatural thriller from the master of suspense. Addison Goodheart is not like other people...

Addison Goodheart lives in solitude beneath the city, an exile from a society which will destroy him if he is ever seen.

Books are his refuge and his escape: he embraces the riches they have to offer. By night he leaves his hidden chambers and, through a network of storm drains and service tunnels, makes his way into the central library.

And that is where he meets Gwyneth, who, like Addison, also hides her true appearance and struggles to trust anyone.

But the bond between them runs deeper than the tragedies that have scarred their lives. Something more than chance - and nothing less than destiny - has brought them together in a world whose hour of reckoning is fast approaching.

Frostbite

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

BOOK 1 - FINDING FOREVER

By Melisa Hamling

BOOK 2 - ETERNAL VOWS

By Chrissy Peebles

BOOK 3 - RAE OF HOPE

By W.J. May

BOOK 4 - Awakening

By Samantha Long

BOOK 5 - THE ANGEL SHE LOVED

By Irene Kueh

BOOK 6 - CRUSH

By Chrissy Peebles

BOOK 7 - Seventh Mark (Part 1)

By W.J. May

BONUS CONTENT

1. The Zombie Chronicles by Chrissy Peebles

2. Radium Halos by W.J. May

3. Apocalypse: Underwater City by Chrissy Peebles

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

The 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.

Marked: An Irish paranormal thriller (The Kerry Horrors Book 1)

When freelance writer Kate Murray's Great Aunt bequeaths her a cottage in remote south Kerry, she is overcome with the peace and beauty of the little stone house. Set high up a hillside overlooking the ocean, even David, her architect husband, falls in love with it.

Determined that they should swap city for country, Dubliner Kate decides to try living her dream.

Curiosity draws her to the ancient circle of standing stones at the end of the lane - stones that her elderly neighbour is strangely yet fiercely determined to keep everyone well away from.

Little realising the grave danger she faces, Kate visits the stones at sunset and her life is set on a terrifying course that will bring her face to face with an ancient evil.

As her dream of the country life rapidly turns into a nightmare, events at the cottage become more and more sinister.

Why is the old lady so determined to keep people away?

What does the Parish priest know that he isn't telling her?

Will Kate discover the secret to her personal haunting before it's too late?

Set in the ancient and atmospheric surrounds of rural Ireland in the winter time, this paranormal thriller will leave you reluctant to turn out the lights.

F. Marion Crawford: The Complete Supernatural Stories (tales of horror and mystery: The Upper Berth, For the Blood Is the Life, The Screaming Skull, The Doll’s Ghost, The Dead Smile...)

Francis Marion Crawford (1854-1909) was an American writer and historian noted for his many novels, especially those set in Italy, and for his classic weird and fantastic stories. H. Russell Wakefield, in an essay on ghost stories, called Crawford's "The Upper Berth" (1886) the "very best one" of such stories. H. P. Lovecraft considered it "one of the most tremendous horror-stories in all literature."

W. W. Jacobs: The Complete Supernatural Stories (20+ tales of horror and mystery: The Monkey’s Paw, The Well, Sam’s Ghost, The Toll-House, Jerry Bundler, The Brown Man’s Servant...)

William Wymark Jacobs (1863-1943) was an English author of short stories and novels. Although much of his work was humorous, he is most famous for his macabre story "The Monkey's Paw" (1902) and several other ghost stories, including "The Toll House" (1909) and "Jerry Bundler" (1901). "The Monkey's Paw", a tale of superstition and terror unfolding within a realistic, Dickensian setting of domestic warmth and coziness, is a felicitous example of Jacobs's ability to combine everyday life and gentle humour with exotic adventure and dread.

Sentinel

Alex, a cctv operative in an underground train control room sees something he wishes he hadn't on the security tape.

Sentinel is a short horror story (3217 words) about that feeling of being watched.

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Young Reading Series 4 Fiction)

A sinister figure is haunting the gas-lit streets of Victorian London. Who is the mysterious Edward Hyde? And what powerful hold does he have over the respectable Henry Jekyll? Part of the Usborne Young Reading series, this spine-chilling retelling of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic adventure story is ideal for newly independent readers.

The Ghost Files: Volume 1

Cherry blossom lipstick: check Smokey eyes: check Skinny jeans: check Dead kid in the mirror: check For sixteen year old Mattie Hathaway, this is her normal everyday routine. She's been able to see ghosts since her mother tried to murder her when she was five years old. No way does she want anyone to know she can talk to spooks. Being a foster kid is hard enough without being labeled a freak too. Normally, she just ignores the ghosts and they go away. That is until she see's the ghost of her foster sister... Sally. Everyone thinks Sally's just another runaway, but Mattie knows the truth-she's dead. Murdered. Mattie feels like she has to help Sally, but she can't do it alone. Against her better judgment, she teams up with a young policeman, Officer Dan, and together they set out to discover the real truth behind Sally's disappearance. Only to find out she's dealing with a much bigger problem, a serial killer, and she may be the next victim... Will Mattie be able to find out the truth before the killer finds her?

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 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

Extinct: Volume 1

Channel Two predicted a blanket of snow for Thanksgiving weekend--unusual, but not alarming for the little Maine island. What comes is a blinding blizzard, and a mass disappearance of nearly every person Robby Pierce knows. He and his family flee, trying to escape the snow and the invisible forces stealing people right from the street. Miles away, Brad Jenkins battles the same storm. Alone, he attempts to survive as snow envelops his house. When the storm breaks, Brad makes his way south to where the snow ends and the world lies empty. Join Brad, Robby, and the other survivors as they fight to find the truth about the apocalypse and discover how to live in their new world.

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

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

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Resurrection: A Zombie Novel

From prize-winning author Michael J. Totten Welcome to a world turned to ashes. Annie Starling is missing her memory of the last eight weeks-the most devastating in history. It started in Russia and went global in a matter of days, the most virulent virus the world has ever known. It's stripping its victims of every last thing that makes them human. And that's just the beginning. The other survivors are no less dangerous than the infected. She meets Lane, who stops at nothing to assert power and control over everybody who's left; Kyle, who dreams of building a new world upon the ruins of the old; Hughes, who lost the ability to feel after burying his family; and Parker, who threatens to tear himself and his companions apart. And when her memories finally return, Annie discovers a terrifying secret that could change everything-but she can't tell a soul what it is. Praise for Resurrection "For fans of "World War Z" and "The Walking Dead," Michael J. Totten's "Resurrection" is the novel you've been waiting for." - Scott William Carter, author of "Ghost Detective" "In the tradition of "The Walking Dead," Michael J. Totten delivers a must-read with "Resurrection." Action packed with a wicked twist, this is one book I couldn't put down." -Annie Reed, author of "The Patient Z Files" ""Resurrection" dragged me in from the first page, with fast-paced, suspense-filled action and multi-layered and totally believable characters. Painting a vivid and gritty picture of a post-apocalyptic Northwest, Totten puts us into the minds and emotional struggles of a group of mismatched survivors forced to band together for protection even when they're on the verge or ripping each other apart. He also wrote one of the scariest passages I've read in any horror or suspense story...so be warned if you're afraid of the dark, or water, or both." - JC Andrijeski, author of "Rook"

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The Hospital: The FREE Short Story: The First Mountain man Story

"Mountain Man" Augustus Berry is a survivor in undead suburbia. He scavenges what he can from what's left over. He is very careful in what he does and where he goes, taking no chances, no unnecessary risks, and weighing every choice... until he decides to visit the hospital at the edge of town, and experiences terror the likes he's never encountered before. A short story of approximately 9500 words. The first story of the "Mountain Man" series. Contains language and graphic violence. If you enjoy this, check out the rest of the series.

Crash: Book One: A Dark Post-Apocalyptic Tale

Chris's life of luxury is gone, devastated by the collapse of the European economy. Huddled in a small room with his petrified ten-year-old son, Chris made the decision to stay in his lavish and once cherished home. Gas, water, and electricity are all cut off; his wife and daughter have gone, and food is running out.



Driven by the need to survive, Chris has decided to keep secrets from his son. Secrets that will make everything else up until this point seem trivial. Secrets that-one way or another will come out before the day is done.



Cowering in his home, he watches as his neighbors are dragged into the street and brutally executed by a small army of psychotic scavengers hell-bent on making the formerly privileged pay. As they methodically purge each home, Chris realizes that staying was the worst decision of his life. Secrets or not, he has to act fast; the murderous pack only has one more house before they reach his...

Crash - A post-apocalyptic/dystopian thriller.

WARNING: THIS BOOK CONTAINS SCENES OF BRUTAL VIOLENCE. READER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.