In 1968 Walter Cravens, a big game hunter, is pursuing a mysterious bull elephant across the Serengeti plains. Accompanied by his Masai native guide, Cravens will stop at nothing in his pursuit of the elephant's ivory tusks. Even a dire warning from an old woman won't stop him from seeking the elephant's destination, Tembo Makaburi, the elephant graveyard.
When corporate spy Colin O’Neill receives a personal invitation from his target’s CEO to join an elite high stakes game, he fears his cover blown. But Katarina Habsburg’s interest in him is superseded by deadly intrigues with her partners and she’s forced to focus on her own survival. With his time running out, Colin must choose between finishing his mission and making his escape before the game's end in this chilling tale of industrial espionage.
Some see Alec Winters as a breathtaking, amazing angel, a savior. Others see him as a mind-blowing nightmare, the most terrifying demon their minds could ever conjure. An Alec Winters Series is a dark-fantasy, vengeance-driven 4-book thriller series, beginning with Prelude, a behind-the-scenes look at Alec’s life as a New Orleans teen-jock. In Crescent City, Alec rescues innocent victims and crushes the loathsome, corrupt men responsible for their suffering. In Port City, Alec’s job took him to Mobile, Alabama...and now, he travels to Melbourne, Florida in the final installment, Harbor City. Finish Alec's controversial story in this emotionally-charged series -- you won’t want to miss the ending. Not for the faint of heart; not recommended for those under the age of 17.
“Stephen Colbert meets Stephen King” - Book Nerd’s Brain Candy Winner of the 2012 Laine Cunningham Award!
Withrow Surrett is more than just his neighborhood’s resident curmudgeon. He’s the self-declared vampire lord of North Carolina, a once-renowned painter, and he can make a mean batch of biscuits. After decades of pleasant solitude, Withrow finds himself on the board for his homeowner’s association and smack dab in the middle of a fairly small zombie apocalypse.
Across the state, Jennifer McCordy is a genius in a dead-end job. Stuck in a remote mountain town on the same night, Jennifer very quickly realizes that she’s the only person she can rely on to keep herself and her community safe when panic and paranoia set in.
When the dead rise, which will Withrow’s neighbors find worse: the monsters outside or the vampire who might be their only hope? When Jennifer takes matters in hand, will the people around her trust her competence or surrender to their own prejudices? And when they meet, will anything survive?
Perishables is a novel in three parts, telling the story of reclusive vampires, reluctant heroes, questionable potlucks, late-night electronics sales, retail hell, unexpected friendships, and post-apocalyptic recipes. It’s sometimes funny, sometimes deadly serious, and utterly original!
An Alec Winters Series is a dark-fiction, vengeance-driven 4-book thriller series, beginning with Prelude, a behind-the-scenes look at Alec’s life as a New Orleans teen-jock. In Crescent City, Alec redeems the innocent and exterminates those responsible for their suffering. Now, Alec’s job takes him to Mobile, Alabama in Port City (An Alec Winters Series, Book 3). There, Alec hunts down and mercilessly destroys a ring of sex traffickers, freeing their enslaved and terrified victims. Continue Alec's controversial story in Harbor City, the final installment of this emotionally-charged series, to see how it ends. Not for the faint of heart; not recommended for those under the age of 17.
Four friends take a journey to the house on Atticus Lane, a haunted house talked about for generations in the neighborhood. They take the chance of maybe never returning to society and possibly getting lost in the house. What will they find? Will the stories be true or false? Follow Jacques, Cora, Jerica, and Ronald as they discover the hauntings of The House on Atticus Lane.
To sleep, perchance to die Johann "Father" Gunter and Robert Durling find themselves in the small town of Clemons because of a dream that the news reporter, Belinda Carstone, had. The night they arrive in town, they know immediately something is amiss. The mayor of the town has died in a tragic accident in her home. Johann and Robert pose as members of the KMTN News crew to gain access to the house where the mayor died. Their investigation takes them down a wild and twisted path. They learn interesting things about the town and the people, and we learn a few interesting things about Johann and Robert. It's a tale of death, intrigue, suspense and demonic possession that you will NOT want to miss.
Over 100,000 Susan May dark thrillers sold in 2016.
THREE BEST-SELLING NOVELS ALL IN ONE
A freelance writer is caught up in a mass killing spree. During an arson trial a couple reveals a terrifying, unbelievable secret. To save her son Dawn must repeat the most painful day of her life forever.
Readers have likened Susan May to Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl), Dean Koontz, Jack Finney (Invasion of the Body Snatchers), and Rod Serling (Twilight Zone). She's even been called the new Stephen King.
Now you can enjoy three of Susan May's novels, 1,000 plus kindle pages of unputdownable suspense at the value price of $9.99. Save $7 on individual book purchases. The Thriller Suspense Horror Box Set includes the international, bestselling suspense thrillers DeadlyMessengers, Behind the Fire and Back Again, with over 1,200 4 and 5 star Good Reads' ratings collectively.
Three massacres. Two detectives. One writer. Zero answers.
Freelance journalist Kendall normally writes fluff magazine pieces, until she scores an interview with a survivor of a horrific ...
A Realtor, she’s smart and intuitive. A private investigator finds her uncle dead in his home. Haunted by the uncle’s bizarre past, Lance Underphal, a friend and freelance photographer steps in. With the help of Lance’s dead wife, serial killers are exposed. Outside the box of King and Koontz, it’s one in a new breed of mystery thrillers. As seen on NBC. Dark. Different. Cinematic. A murder mystery thriller inspired by true events. If you haven’t yet read Dark Side of Sunset Pointe or Flight of the Tarantula Hawk, you don’t need to. Grey Daze stands on its own. Hard to put down, this one may keep you up nights guessing. Try a new thrill. Take the crooked path through Grey Daze.
In these pages Bram Stoker Award-winner Lisa Morton reinvents the dark stars you grew up watching: Frankenstein, Dracula, Mr. Hyde, the Phantom, the Hunchback...all the silent ones and the first to find their voices are here, and they're even presented in roughly the order in which they first appeared on a silver screen. The Haunted House of the '30s gives way to the Werewolf of the '40s, the Monsters of L.A. Creature of the '50s, and so on, all the way up to our favorite modern boogeyman, the Zombie. In some of these stories, you'll find an earthly incarnation of a famous namesake: Frankenstein is a patched-together, homeless vet, the Invisible Woman is so ordinary you'd never see her; but some of these familiar friends - Dracula, the Devil, or those seriously creepy Clowns - will be instantly recognizable.
A madman with unlimited power gains crippled immortality Each generation he is among us Hail Caesar, Emperor of Murder The insane Roman Emperor gains immortality by stealing a merchant's soul. Instant reincarnation provides endless lives for a never-ending reign of terror. Two-thousand years later, a reluctant psychic releases the merchant’s essence. The merchant, living in her mind, convinces her of the truth. Together they set out to rid humanity of Caligula, the eternal serial killer.
If you can't stand the pressure... ask your mother to stop pointing the gun at your head. Steven is a writer, by all accounts of self-proclamation. But no artist can be expected to work under serious pressure, especially not when the pressure consists of his own mother indenting his tender skull with the muzzle of the pistol held in her hand. Suddenly, it's write or die for Steven. He better tap away on that typewriter or expect to be extracted from the land of the living before he's had the opportunity to finish anything he's ever written. Not to mention that his recently departed Father lying on the floor beside him should supply enough motivation. When Steven manages to frustrate his murderous mother to no end, his wish made under duress actually comes true. Mother's vanished... along with all evidence of the foregoing incident ever having taken place. Is his beloved father really dead? Is his own mother now a criminal on the run? Can he truly never cure his lifetime disease of writer's block? Only one person can uncover the truth and set the world to rights again. That would be Tim, Steven's much more successful, though younger, brother. If only Tim would actually believe Steven's retelling of the frightful situation he's just managed to survive. Someone's got to fix the latest family faux pas. And everyone in the family knows it can't be Steven. In the dead of night, two brothers battle sibling rivalry, serious mother issues, one heinous surprise after another, and a lif ...
A Scottish tale of terror. When Sergeant Dave Wilkes and his constable, John Campbell, are called out to a remote island, it is to investigate a simple case of sheep worrying, what they think is a routine job. But upon arrival at Leita, they find the community to be empty, the shops and houses lying quiet. Before too long, they find disturbing evidence of violence and mayhem. They get some of the story when they find three survivors holed up in a farmhouse, but the tale they tell is almost unbelievable--a grisly story of ritual cannibalism, blood sacrifice, and a ram's skull that makes its wearer both invincible and irresistible. Soon they are in a fight for their lives, as the ram takes control of the island. Can they stop it and prevent it from spreading? Or will the ancient magic of the ram prevail and take its bloody promises to the mainland, and to the town that is waiting to be shown its glory?
Rachel Blum isn’t beautiful — yet. But she’s got it all figured out. All she has to do is save up enough money as a medical test subject to have her nose fixed, and make sure her friends and family don’t notice that she’s stopped eating. It’ll all be worth it if she can get chosen as a promising new talent by the Public Aesthetics Endowment, giving her access to all the loan money she’ll need to have her body made fully camera-ready, so her acting career can finally begin. When one of the labs she works for begins trials for a miracle beauty supplement called Swan, Rachel’s skeptical of its claims. No more starving. No more sweating. No more surgery. She’s heard that pitch before. But this treatment is different. There’s no denying it when she drops fifteen pounds and grows three inches overnight. There’s no denying it when she scores both the next lead role in Roberts High’s legendary drama department and the attentions of its uncontested leading man. And there’s certainly no denying it when her newly out-of-control appetite for flesh starts becoming murderously selective. Prepare for a grisly and haunting tale of one girl’s quest to be good enough at last.
Hundreds of years ago, the Great Death desolated the planet, killing most humans and animals. The world that was reborn is filled with human-animal hybrids. The descendants of humans rule over the others using segregation and subjugation to enslaved and command. Trinity, a sixteen year old Producer, knows she won’t be chosen to stay in the encampment and breed. Instead, she’ll be taken from camp, never to be seen or heard from again. She has one week to discover where they’ll take her and that means she needs to sneak into the woods – again. But this time she stumbles across mutated monsters and predators long thought to be extinct.
How do you stop a serial killer who can escape from any prison? On December 11, fifteen-year-old Helen Hinton is brutally murdered in an abandoned house. Her killer, Edward Phillips, is caught and sentenced to death. Helen's blood was on Edward's clothes and shoes, the murder weapon has his fingerprints on it. Edward claims he's innocent. He's telling the truth. Two months after Edward Phillips is transferred to death row, a murder similar to Helen's occurs in another city. The victim is eighteen-year-old Laura Sumner. On an October morning, Mark Hinton, Helen's father, visits Edward in prison to talk about Laura Sumner's case. Edward tells him that he knows who really killed Helen. What he doesn't tell Mark is that the real killer is the most dangerous criminal on the planet.
When Jim ran out of that farmhouse in Forgotten World, not only did he leave the promise of safety behind, but he was sure he was about to meet a horrible end. Amira has lived most of her life surrounded by silence, and this new world has dangers lurking around every corner that could mean the end for her. When two survivors, never meant to meet, find each other in the middle of an apocalypse, it will mean the difference between life and death. With silence as their constant companion, and the threat of death always hanging over their heads, Jim and Amira will learn not only what it means to trust another person, but how to let go of the past so they can survive this new world of violence.
When TJ, a fat neckbeard small time youtuber living with his mom met a strange girl in his one note town, he thought his luck was changing. What he didn’t know, on her heels, a deepweb gameshow bent on bringing his hick mountain town to its knees, just for sport.
Unleashing flesh hungry zombies, feral survivors and monstrous abortions of science onto his once peaceful town. TJ is forced to embrace his own fantasy and play a sick game for a hungry internet audience, get the girl, kill the bad guys and save what remains of his burning town or failing that just himself, his mother and his collection anime figures.
HE SAVES OTHERS FROM THEIR TROUBLES. WHO WILL SAVE HIM? Bus driver Rory Fine has a gift. He can take troubles from others with merely a touch. On a rain-swept night he asks his glum passengers to leave their worrisome emotions in his palm. But when he touches one passenger's hand everything he knows about troubles keeping is shattered. Somebody aboard hides a deadly and dangerous secret. What began simply, descends into a perilous battle with a menacing and evil dark entity and Rory now faces a terrible decision. Should he reveal his secret gift to Mariana, the passenger he's come to love but barely knows? The last time that happened somebody died. But Rory must find a way because someone or something stalks Mariana. Someone who kills in a macabre and sickening way. Someone with abilities more powerful than his own. Should the killer's plan succeed it's not just Mariana at risk but the very fabric of the world. Rory will need to discover a strength he may not possess. Even then, that might not be enough. For when the Trepan Killer wants you, there's nowhere to run and nowhere to hide. Can Rory stop the Trepan Killer before he loses all? To do so, he will face more than the killer. He will face his own harrowing past. From International best-selling thriller author Susan May comes another page-turner keeping readers up way past their bedtime. The Troubles Keeper is a non-stop supernatural suspense ride, with memorable characters readers love and a fictional world that you won' ...
Jed struggles to survive a dystopian hellscape where the only connection he has left with humanity is soul-crushing work and bad breakups. Vodka soaked nights bleed into sunless, gunmetal-grey colored days. So when a snake comes out of the ceiling fan one night offering a chance to escape and become a god, taking the deal is a no-brainer. Thrust into the heavens above, Jed becomes a breakout performance artist and high level executive in the family spirit-milking business. But his mother, Queen Evelyn, has a serious substance abuse problem and the Queendom lives in fear of her aggressive mood swings. Add an accidental bun in a mortal woman’s oven, and what you get is a recipe for interdimensional cataclysm. The Devil is always in the details. Jed can go with the flow and let the good times roll, or he can save the day and throw momma from the train. The fate of his unborn child and what’s left of humanity rest in his cigarette stained fingers.
At five my parents died in a horrible car crash changing my life for the worst. I was thrust into a life I never expected and had to learn to adapt in order to survive, no matter the cost. Soon I was shuffled into the foster system becoming a lost child with no ties. My roommate and mortal enemy divulged a troubling rumor about my parents, forcing me to question everything I knew. Even worse I realized I had a gift ... or a curse that allowed me to see and interact in the spiritual realm. It was only a matter of time before I learned ghosts weren’t always trustworthy and some had hidden motives. They become part of my life, past, present and future. I no longer knew who to trust or who to run from. All glitter and gold, married to a wealthy husband I met my half-sister and thought my problems were over or at least the odds were looking better until their dirty little secrets spilled over into my life and well-being. They used my body to quell their insatiable need and performed a terrifying experiment on me -- one that worked. I was impregnated with a child but not just any child. Born of jealousy and hate he became a vicious serial killer and is remembered only with shudders of fear. Enough was enough I planned my revenge against those who harmed me using my spiritual talent. It was all that I had and gave me an edge. Will my plan work or will I forever live with the insidious actions of others?
Have you met Fred? He's the imaginary friend of 5-year-old Missy. Missy insists to everyone that Fred is real. No one believes her until Fred starts doing horrible things. Missy seems like any other 5-year-old except that she believes that she sees spiders that no one else can. Her parents are only mildly worried because every 5-year-old has a big imagination. But bad things start happening wherever Missy goes. People start dying. Come along for this paranormal, creature horror, and you just might end up more afraid of spiders after you finish reading.
It starts with an odd hum that brings headaches and nosebleeds to the inhabitants of a remote, sleepy country town. Then a sinkhole begins to form…and out from that hole comes the townspeople's worst nightmares. Facing their fears and the growing madness, a group of survivors descend into the collapsed area in an attempt to save what is left of their town. Sacrifices will be required, but will they be enough? The hole is growing…spreading…and the horror within it is growing stronger…
Once in a lifetime comes the chance to know someone beyond love and desire. But can a soul reach from eternity and reunite with a forbidden and cheated love?
In 1887, during a full harvest moon, a baby is born, and two lovers die at the same moment. Over a hundred years after her death, Rebecca Connors uses her powerful love and strong desire to bring her lover, Frank Dodd, to her side. She is limited in connecting with Frank and she involves her multi-generation grandson, Cody Connors, and the love of his life, Allie Anders.
For over a century Frank’s trapped spirit has searched for his lost love at the Connors’ homestead. For years, he harassed tenants and threw fits about his unfair predicament--never understanding his entrapment in Becky’s house. A force surrounding the house keeps him a prisoner in her house. He is a ghost haunting her house but haunted by memories. He finds no answers until the feisty Allie Anders moves in and changes the old Victorian house into a bed and breakfast inn.
Allison Anders is guided by a dream and an undeniable urge to return to her small hometown, Pineridge, Colorado. The Connors homestead is the perfect setting in the Rocky Mountains for her new business despite facing the cowboy who broke her heart.
Cody Connors knows what he wants and he wants Allie back in his life. When she left town, she took his heart. Her engagement to rich boy, Robert Morrison, III, tore his love to pieces. Allie is home an ...
From the author of ‘CROWLEY’S CULT’ (a New Apple Book Awards OFFICIAL SELECTION!), and ‘BLOODY LEGENDS’. Daniel is back, and he’s more evil than EVER! Oakville is in another panic! The most hideous serial killer the city has ever known has returned with a new theme. The murders are more violent. The deaths are more gruesome. Where will it all end? Follow the clues that Daniel leaves at each crime scene, and try to unravel the Bloody Puzzle along with the perplexed detectives hot on his trail. Are you ready for an insane new spree of blood and gore? The Bloody Series will be made up of three books, plus a prequel, each containing a stand-alone story with no major cliffhangers. However, since it is a series, for the best reading experience and to avoid spoilers this is the recommended order to read the stories in: Bloody Origin – Prequel Bloody Legends – Book 1 Bloody Puzzle – Book 2 Bloody Hunt – Book 3 (to be released late 2020) WARNING: These stories contain extreme violence against people and animals, vulgar language, sex, and graphic murders.
It’s like Scary Movie meets 50 Shades on The Food Network!
MASHED is an anthology of 17 stories culled from over 200 submissions and includes authors from around the world.
Each story is a unique blend of horror, humor, food and sex. Resulting in tales that will leave you both scared and slightly turned on, while laughing out loud and contemplating your next meal.
The 17 Sensually Sinister Stories include -
A Woman’s Corn - When a witch tries to trap the ultimate bad boy, both their secrets are revealed over a final meal.
By J. Donnait
Charlie’s Chunky Munching Meat - A tale of obsession over a certain pink meat, gone too far.
By Stephen McQuiggan
Halloween Nosh - Two old-world vampires celebrating their love during the holidays with a special feast in the dungeon.
By Brandon Ketchum
Biscuit: A Love Story - A baker's dreams destroyed by a homeless man with unnatural hungers, leads to super-natural revenge.
Burnt Scrambled Eggs - What happens when your succubus lover stays over for breakfast?
By Devon Widmer
The Disagreeable Dinner - Ever eaten a bad meal? Not like this one. Join us for this strange and hilarious case of food poisoning
By Mark Daponte
Sugar - Honey is sweet, but when a potential sugar daddy turns out to be one of her high school ...
After weeks on the road and devastating losses, the survivors have finally found safety. But as winter falls on Colorado, it brings with it both new challenges and new hope. Axl and Vivian With supplies running low and animals scarce, not even the freezing zombies can make the future look bright for Axl’s group. And as the snow grows deeper, Vivian’s concern for Hadley and Jon only becomes more intense. Each day seems to bring more challenges, and every week that passes with no sign of their friends makes it more difficult for the group to believe life can ever return to normal. Jon and Ginny Hope Springs is an opportunity to start over for Ginny and Jon. Even though their worries for their lost friends are never completely gone, the couple throws themselves into building a new world for their baby. But as Jon works to clean out the city, Ginny struggles to find herself and embrace the second chance she’s been given. But with the ever-present threat of both man and the undead surrounding them, optimism is a difficult thing to hold onto...
Prelude is a prequel to Crescent City (An Alec Winters Series, Book 2). Get a behind-the-scenes look at sixteen-year-old Alec Winters, a New Orleans teen-jock, before his strange, supernatural transformation. Discover little-known facts about the cultural differences of the deep-south and a good-ole-boy society where ‘right’ is often seen as ‘wrong’ and the prevailing attitudes might surprise you. Learn how the Winters’ secret family conflict was instrumental in changing Alec’s life. Get an insider look at the previously concealed back-story before that fateful night when Alec was magically transformed into angel-demon, in this dark-fantasy thriller. Then, continue the series to read Alec’s controversial story as angel and demon on the gritty streets of New Orleans in Crescent City, to Mobile Alabama in Port City, and to Melbourne Florida in Harbor City, the last installment in this emotionally-charged series. Not for the faint of heart, not recommended for those under the age of 17.
We are the Night Vigil. The run-down convenience store, the all-night diner, the last-ditch shelter, or seedy motel, the redneck bar and the emergency room, and all the other places open on the graveyard shift—they’re Hell’s hunting grounds, full of easy marks and desperate souls, prey for evil things out there in the dark. We keep the Vigil, looking for the ones who can still be saved, the ones who aren’t too far gone. We’re the misfits and the muck-ups, unwanted by Heaven or Hell, given one last chance to atone for all the mistakes and missed chances, the pain we’ve caused others and ourselves, the good things we were afraid to do, and the bad things we embraced with open arms. We work the night shift because that’s when evil walks. We’re the clerk in the all-night liquor store, the server in the 24-hour diner, the long-haul trucker who only drives at night, the counter person in the convenience store, the dog shift nurse. We recognize the evil when we see it, and we use the skills we honed with blood and fire to stop it, whatever it takes. Unfinished business ties us to the mortal world, to make atonement, find absolution, satisfy retribution, get things right. You won’t find a sorrier group of halfway house heroes. No illusions left—about ourselves, humanity, or what’s really out there in the darkness. Just a purpose, to go down fighting the good fight. Because this is our last chance. One final chance to make it right, the thin red line of humanity against the evil that ...
As the chatty classroom of kindergarten children excitedly awaits the final bell to release them for the weekend, Chloe, racked with exhaustion, desperately attempts to keep her eyes open. Nervously staring at the battered wooden desk, her six-year-old mind becomes fixated on the sound of the room's ticking clock. Emaciated and sleep-deprived, she reluctantly surrenders her consciousness. The innocent moment of a typical childhood daydream quickly turns into a nightmare filled with a familiar ghoulish entity and its torturous acts. Chloe struggles to survive the grim reality of her hellish life in which trauma-derived monsters haunt every moment of her existence.
Based on a real haunted house - Brynlee House has a past, a secret, it is one that would be best left buried.
Emma has been hiding for a year. Hiding from an abusive ex who broke more than her bones. Now it is time to start again and she has been left an old house in which to make a new beginning.
Brynlee house is remote, old, and kinda creepy but she knows that this is the second chance she needs. That is until things start to go wrong. The sound of a child laughing, or screaming haunts her dreams. Strange sounds, smells and marks on the wall make her doubt her own sanity and what is it with the black cat?
Is this just stress? Has her ex found her and is he playing games?
When Emma starts to research the house she reads of witch trials, of burning, and torture but surely that can have nothing to do with today?
In her panic she goes to the police. Brent is a Detective Inspector, he searches the house but can find no intruder. All his training tells him this woman is seeing things... and yet his gut says something is not quite right.
Welcome to Brynlee House, dare you look into its past? Could the murder of a mother and child have left a stain on the house? Watch out for the cat, he has been here longer than anyone!
Some see Alec Winters as a breathtaking, amazing angel, a savior. Others see him as a mind-blowing nightmare, the most terrifying demon their minds could ever conjure. Alec Winters roams the gritty streets of New Orleans as hero and protector of the innocent while he annihilates wicked evil-doers in this very dark-fiction, vengeance-driven 4-book thriller series. Get a behind-the-scenes look at sixteen-year-old Alec Winters, a New Orleans teen-jock, before his strange, supernatural transformation in Prelude. Then, continue the series to read Alec’s controversial story when he travels to Mobile Alabama in Port City, and to Melbourne Florida in Harbor City, the last installment in this emotionally-charged series. Not for the faint of heart, not recommended for those under the age of 17.
“Rosemary’s Baby meets The Sentinel … but much more erotic.” When Zane, a renowned painter, and his fiancée have their lives threatened by a stalker, the couple find sanctuary in a centennial building famous for its macabre history. But appearances can be deceptive, and Zane’s presence unleashes a dark shadow from the past. Zane and his fiancée find themselves thrown into a world of violent deaths, bizarre rituals, and satanic orgies as a group of wealthy people introduce them to a life of bisexual intercourse, an intriguing muse, a maleficent entity, Aleister Crowley, and Lexa, a stunning and bold young woman who jeopardizes the couple’s relationship. Who are these people? Will Zane be able to unveil the truth before it’s too late? WARNING: This novel contains graphic scenes of violence including murder, vulgar language, and explicit sex.
Sixteen never-before-published chilling tales that explore every aspect of our darkest holiday, Halloween, co-edited by Ellen Datlow, one of the most successful and respected genre editors, and Lisa Morton, a leading authority on Halloween. In addition to stories about scheming jack-o'-lanterns, vengeful ghosts, otherworldly changelings, disturbingly realistic haunted attractions, masks that cover terrifying faces, murderous urban legends, parties gone bad, cult Halloween movies, and trick or treating in the future, Haunted Nights also offers terrifying and mind-bending explorations of related holidays like All Souls' Day, Dia de los Muertos, and Devil's Night.
Are you willing to entertain a different vision of the afterlife? Landry Sinclair has a story to tell—listen carefully.
I played the professional career woman. Beneath the façade, I was lonely and ashamed. My plans for upward mobility were squashed when I fell into the hands of a ruthless serial killer. I became entangled in his rich web of heinous acts. After he slipped a date-rape drug in my drink, then brutally tortured me, I awakened to an inescapable nightmarish realm on the wrong side of the mirror.
And I was not alone.
Will I be forced to idle here for an eternity, peering through the mirror into my former world, helplessly watching as a homicidal monster butchers woman after woman?
We watch life through windows, mirrors, and doors—pay attention.
I know because I sing the opus of the dead.
Finding love is hard, but losing love is even harder. Redemption is a book about passion, revenge, and lost love, with a supernatural twist. Horror and black magic combine with an epic love story, leading to suspense and mystery when that love is torn asunder. How would you like to bring back a lost love and obtain justice from the individuals responsible for their death? Susie, a wife so upset over losing her husband Lance to a stress-induced heart attack, discovers a way for him to have justice, magical justice. However, Susie quickly learns the lesson that “what is dead should stay dead,” as Lance, recently returned from the grave, begins exacting his revenge with an evil agenda in mind. Susie must wrestle with the love for her husband and the sinister force now possessing him. During the course of these events, a battle of good and evil ensues within each individual character, forcing the question: what would you do? Redemption is an adult horror novella. Some readers have compared the tone of this Stephen King’s Pet Sematary and Carrie.
What would you do during the Apocalypse? How would you survive? Those are the questions that have plagued Katrina for years. All the good boys and girls were raptured up to Heaven, leaving the rest of humanity to ask a single, solitary question: “Why not me?” Hellspawn rose from Hell and rampaged across the world, eviscerating all they came across. It was bedlam, Hell on Earth. There was nothing anybody could do to stop it. Then the Hellspawn got bored and settled for a quiet life in the suburbs. They squatted in the homes of the people they once mercilessly murdered. And that’s where Katrina Hates the Dead starts. Humanity survived the rampaging demons and now has to work and live alongside them. They steal all the good jobs, and leave humanity cowering is squalor. Katrina is a non-stop thrill ride from beginning to end. She fights minotaurs, Cerebus dogs, zombies, demons, and more, as she fights across the plains of oblivion. But the book also explored the deep pain and angst of a society that was forsaken by god, decimated by Satan, and left to live in hunger. And yet humanity is strong. They persist. But everything has a breaking point, and after watching friend after friend die at the unforgiving and unjust hands of fate, Katrina’s had enough and sets out to face off with the Devil to earn back her old life.
It was happening again, just like before: in the middle of a downpour, just like the previous victims. As Detective Maria Sanchez drove toward the latest crime scene, she felt an unfamiliar feeling in her stomach; a feeling she wasn’t used to feeling, a feeling she would never admit to anyone. It was there, no matter how jaded all the years of law-enforcement had made her. FEAR—The teeth clinching, make-you-more-than-a-little-nauseous kind of fear—gnawing at her insides, making her anxious and uneasy. She didn’t like it, but it was there, and had been there, since the discovery of the first, pulverized victim. Sanchez and her partner had gone up against some of east Tennessee’s most prolific killers and she’d never so much as flinched. But this was different. No matter how hard she tried to convince herself that she was just being foolish, she couldn’t shake the feeling that something very bad was about to happen. And not just to her, but the ones she loves.
A rebellion is brewing in the world of the Lake of Sins while Hugh Truent sits in prison days away from his execution. After taking his findings about the genetic similarities between the classes to the Supreme Almighty and the Council, Hugh had been arrested for treason and all his evidence had vanished as if made from smoke. To protect his family, he cut off all contact with the outside world while he sat in prison for over four years waiting for his execution. He has no idea that some of his reports were leaked to the other classes and that civil war looms on the horizon. Trinity and her friends have no hope of winning the war unless they can unite the classes. In order to do that, they need someone everyone will follow. They need the one person all the classes trust and believe in. They need Hugh. That means they have to break him out of a maximum security prison and convince him to lead their army, but that won’t be easy because Hugh wants revenge and he’s not going to let anything get in his way especially mouthy, attractive, know-it-all Trinity.
Since the dawn of civilization, man has viewed the afterlife with equal parts fear and fascination. Stories of the Shadow Realm weave through myth and folklore, telling tales of pain, punishment, and purgatory. To this day, we wonder what waits on the other side of the veil. Will we walk the nine circles in Dantes’ footsteps? Will we burn in the land of the eternal fire? Will we dance with the Devil surrounded by monsters and demons? Call it the Underworld, the Kingdom of the Damned, or Hell, one thing is for certain. It’s the last place you want to be.
BBB Publishing presents Dragged to Hell, unleashing the terrors of the dark. This multi-author anthology brings you stories about all things Hellish. From twisted myths to tortured souls seeking redemption, these stories may have trigger warnings or end on a cliffhanger. Proceed with caution. For once you cross the boundaries to Hell, there’s no turning back.
Protests in front of an embassy aren't what they seem... In the dark primal jungles of the Congo River basin, something is ravaging the local population. When protests turn violent in front of the US Embassy Kinshasa, only the foreign policy experts paid attention. Civil war erupts and people rip each other apart in the streets of the African capital. In an effort to avert disaster and preserve its self-image, an overwhelmed US Department of State dispatches a team of elite counterterrorism agents to bring their besieged people back alive. Mark Steele, a young agent within the Division, and his team of gritty operatives are used to trudging through the worst dregs that society has to offer, all while operating from the shadows. But Steele's team is wading headfirst into a maelstrom of death so much worse than rebels in the streets. A highly contagious microbe is spreading unchecked through the streets killing everyone in its wake only to bring them back again as the ravenous undead. Only a lone CDC virologist understands the extent of the outbreak at hand. He cowers amongst the embassy staff praying for extraction from the hands of death, fearing his part to play in the epidemic. Follow this harrowing tale of survival, duty, love and horror as the living dead bring the world to its knees. The first installment of an epic series, End Time starts as a slow burn that turns into a breakneck paced struggle for survival. Greene does an excellent job of depicting individual stories ...
What’s buried in the sand has slept for centuries. Some things should never be exhumed... When Egyptologist Samuel Clayton inherits a gold talisman with unusual markings, he’s driven to uncover its secrets. Where did it come from? What do they mean? And why when receiving it did a flood of forgotten memories and the ethereal red-headed beauty—who had seduced him in his youth—return with malice? His alliance with a questionable organisation, a team of scientists with agendas, and nightmarish visions plague him. Undeterred and locked within a destiny that will either consume or destroy him, he finds himself face to face with a vampire, whose very existence is tied to his past. Love, loss, and twisted truths have weaved through the vampire Kesha’s long life, and now an old threat is at her door. Pulled from her sanctuary in Scotland, she knows what must be done. She must stop the rising to keep the status quo and kill the one responsible. Then she meets the one who brings the dead to their deeds. The one they call Anubis. What is he to her? What justice is to be served, and on who? The narrative of Samuel and Kesha winds through time to weave a rich, expansive world, revealing a tale of love, loss, lies and the very heart of human existence. Not all is as it seems. Truth has been corrupted and lies given seed. A thrilling read for fans of Anne Rice, Wilbur Smith, Dan Brown, J.R. Ward or Deborah Harkness. Warning 18+ ★★★★★ – “A thrilling genre-bl ...
BEGIN A CONVERSATION WITH PATRICK, IF YOU DARE . . .
On Patrick’s Pacific Northwest Island home, people whisper about his family’s sad history. Some feel sorry for him. Most want to help Patrick, as if he’s a song-less bird, make him their next project, and even set him up on a date with a best friend . . .
On one such date, Wendy sits across from Patrick and confesses she’s afraid to die, and says: “My mother died a year ago . . . horribly.” Patrick listens and pretends to care. He keeps his own dark secret safe that way.
There’s something wrong with the way Patrick treats the women he dates, his friends, his family . . . no one ever gets close to Patrick. He won’t allow that.
When former mercenary Mace Murdock is subjected to a humiliating and degrading experiment by the evil clown, Zarathustra, it leaves him with accelerated healing powers.
That sounds pretty good, right?
But when you throw an additional side effect of a thirst for human brains into the mix, suddenly the deal doesn’t sound quite so great.
Luckily Mace has enough of a twisted sense of humor that will see him through just about anything and, with his new-found allies, Stable, Psychotic Menacing Schoolgirl and Tigernaut by his side, he feels pretty much invincible.
It’s a good job. Because facing him down and out for revenge is Zarathustra and his zombie clown army, ready to take horror to a new level.
The comedy never ends in the Undead Pool. A demented, humorous, zombie, clown-infested riot of a read that comic book enthusiasts will love.
Stranded in the middle of the Mojave Desert, surrounded by zombies, Vivian and Axl are sure they’re facing the end. The dead are closing in and the shelter they were promised is sealed tight. Just when they think they’ve run out of time, the doors are thrown open. Five years underground with all the provisions there for the taking. It’s almost too good to be true. With the promise of security, Vivian hopes she’ll finally able to deal with the loss of Emily, her growing feelings for Axl, and the terrifying new world they’re facing. But their sense of security is soon shattered when they discover the shelter isn’t the utopia they thought it would be. It seems the company that built the shelter decided to solve their financial problems by selling off provisions, which means the group has to find a way to get supplies. Or face starvation. And Vegas is the closest city. With her feelings for Axl stronger than ever, Vivian volunteers to accompany him and a few others on a trip into one of the biggest tourist cities in the world. Vegas is overrun with zombies, but there are other survivors as well. Only not everyone they meet is a welcome sight. As the emotional baggage piles up, Vivian and Axl’s bond grows, but it doesn’t take long to realize that zombies aren’t the only thing they have to fear.
After months of fighting the undead ravaging the town of Tres Marias, Dave Pulaski and his wife, Holly, catch a break when Black Dragon Security suddenly shows up to rescue them. But things are about to get worse. The virus is mutating. Now, driven to discover the truth behind the contagion while struggling to protect Holly and those closest to him, Dave is pushed beyond the limits of faith and reason.
Dead Is All You Get (Book Two of TELL ME WHEN I’M DEAD) combines the best elements of horror, dark fantasy, and sci-fi. It takes the reader on a relentless, tortured journey of survival that tests the strength of one man’s character and delves into the role Faith plays when he is confronted by the worst kind of evil—the evil in humans.
"Your son’s invisible friend is not imaginary." Kate’s little boy has a new buddy, one even he can’t see. Can’t hear. Can’t feel. Yet, it’s feeding him information about the world. And about the future. He is using this thing, this undetectable entity, to advance at school. And to help Kate gamble. Despite her addiction.
But, for every morsel of knowledge, his friend demands a favor in return. And those favors are growing increasingly cruel and depraved. It is only a matter of time until people start to die.
How can Kate defeat an entity that knows her plans before she thinks of them? How does she rid her son of a buddy who helps him more than she can? And what if her son doesn’t want to say goodbye?
For a paranormal mystery with a psychic entity that may tear apart a single mother and her young son, grab your copy of Best Buddies today.
He'd never guess that his very courage to commit could be the cause of his own downfall. Jake's loved and lost, suffered failed relationships and felt real sorrow, but the new girl in his life may just be the one to finally put an end to that life. His girlfriend Samantha is sweet and kind, full of joy, and the kind of girl Jake can be perfectly content sitting in complete silence with. It's so comfortable, so easy, to fall completely for her. In fact, Jake would do anything for Samantha, anything at all. Just returned from attending Samantha's family reunion, Jake's high as a kite, basking in the realization that he's been officially accepted as one of the family. He can't believe his luck, especially as he's driving off into the sunset with Samantha herself and so looking forward to those precious, anticipated moments alone with her. What could possibly go wrong? Thump thump resonates from the trunk of the car as they speed along the highway together. Thump thump. He falls head over heels for her... but not exactly in the way he intended.
Forgotten World, book six in the Broken World series, continues following a group of survivors after a super-virus has decimated the human race and the dead have come back to claim it as their own... After the longest winter of her life, Vivian is thrilled to have Ginny back at her side. But joy soon turns to shock when the group learns that not only is Hope Springs in contact with other survivors, but that the CDC is working on a vaccine. And Angus could be the last hope for the human race. With an armed escort, the group sets out on a mission to get Angus to Atlanta. But the world proves to be more dangerous than the people of Hope Springs believed, and their lack of preparation ends in deadly results. Vivian knows they must get Angus to Atlanta if they want to save the human race, but it doesn't take long to discover that this might be the most dangerous journey they have ever made. With trouble around every corner and their losses piling up, the stakes are higher than ever before.
With their shelter destroyed and their sense of security shattered, Vivian, Axl and the group set off in search of a safe place. But the group’s morale is at an all-time low, and they now know it’s not just the dead they have to fear. Weeks of wandering brings sickness, death and loss to the survivors, and Vivian soon finds herself losing hope of ever discovering a safe place to live. To make matters worse, two members of the group go missing, leaving the others to wonder not only what happened to them, but if they will ever see their friends alive again. After what happened in Vegas, Hadley feels like a stranger in her own body. When she and Jon get separated from the rest of the group, she finds herself confronted not only with the scars left behind by her ordeal, but facing the possibility of a new beginning with Jon at her side. In a twist of fate, Vivian and Axl stumble upon a place that could be the group’s salvation, only to have hope slip through their fingers once again when they are met with the most devastating blow yet…
Shadows of a thousand years.
Rise again unseen.
Voices whisper in the trees,
nothing is ever as it seems.
Monsters exist, whether they be real or wholly in our minds. Some of us enjoy the fear of the unknown, the thrill of danger that comes from something we can't understand. Others like to delve into the deepest recesses of the human mind, to discover what lurks beneath an ordinary facade.
Whether you want to be afraid of what lurks in the dark, or to wonder about the evil surrounding you everyday, Half Past Dread has something for everyone. A Liliom Press publication, enjoy 4 chilling stories from our spookiest authors yet!
Vivian didn’t think things could get any worse than losing Emily, and getting to the shelter should have been their salvation. But once again their hopes where shattered when they found out things weren’t as safe as promised, forcing them to head into Vegas in search of supplies. Vivian But now Vivian and Hadley find themselves in a situation more threatening than even the dead walking the Earth. Kidnapped by armed men and taken deep into Vegas, they’re cut-off from anyone who cares about them and thrust into a world so sick and twisted it can only be described as madness. Knowing that Axl has no idea where they are and little hope of finding them, Vivian and Hadley must team up with one of the very men who abducted them if they have any hope of escaping their new nightmare. Axl Watching Vivian get thrown into the back of a van almost tears Axl apart, and he’s determined to find her no matter what it takes. With the growing tension between him and Angus, Axl finds himself wondering if the price will be his relationship with his brother. Putting both old and new wounds aside, Axl and Angus must infiltrate the group holding Vivian and Hadley, and make their escape through a zombie-ridden Vegas. But the men in charge of Vegas aren’t the type to easily forget, and the group soon discovers that getting the girls out alive very well could mean the end for them all…
Are you afraid of urban legends? Prepare to be even more scared when they become real! Dr. Daniel Cooper is a vicious serial killer who finds himself bored with killing only prostitutes and homeless people. In order to indulge his most morbid and sadistic fantasies, he decides he’ll start to perpetrate his crimes by staging famous urban legends. His insatiable hunger for killing makes him plan every murder with extreme cruelty, to make every death as gruesome and gory as possible. Is it possible that urban legends could inspire such macabre crimes? Daniel’s hubris and wit lead him into a dangerous confrontation with two detectives who are investigating the dreadful crimes, and are running out of time to stop the frenzied killing. How many innocent victims will die before the detectives can figure out who the killer is? Even the most avid horror reader won’t be able to predict the astonishingly scary conclusion! WARNING: These stories contain extreme violence against people and animals, vulgar language, sex, and graphic murders.
A terrorized little girl, a writer stalked by his own nightmares, and a pair of secret-keeping detectives are the kindling for page-burning suspense. On a cold night in Texas, nine-year-old Sally Kyles wakes to her mother’s ghastly screams. Alone and afraid, she quickly realizes someone else is in the home and now, he knows she’s there too. Budding Tampa writer, Jack Crumbwell, is the publishing world’s new kid on the block. While reeling from the success of his debut novel, he quickly discovers that some horrors are best left unwritten. NYPD Detective Howard Fulton and his partner Rebecca are waging a war against an invading drug cartel. In the grip of real danger, trust is as valuable as life itself. It’s too bad they’re both keeping secrets from each other. Three very different settings with equally diverse characters, but one dark secret will bring them all to the doorstep of their worst nightmare. From the author of Harrowed Dreams enters an unputdownable thriller which will yank you into a dark, disturbing realm where the only light left on will be at your bedside.
For nearly sixty years, Bennytown has been America’s most exciting family theme park destination. Under the watchful eye of cultural icon Benny the Bunny, the park has entertained generations of children with its friendly atmosphere and technologically innovative rides. Park founder Fletcher Dorian’s dream lives to this day, with Bennytown acting as a beacon of joy and wonder, where magic is real and dreams come true. Bennytown once saved sixteen-year-old Noel Hallstrom’s life, and to repay it, Noel has applied for a summer job. Though the work is messy and the hours are bad, Noel is happy to be a part of the Bennytown family, until he sees the darkness beneath the surface. Strange, mechanized mascots walk the park perimeter. Elegantly dressed cultists in wooden Benny masks lurk in the darkness. Spirits of the many who’ve died in the park roam freely, and every night the park transforms into a dark dimension where madness reigns and monsters prowl.Noel is about to find out more about Bennytown than he ever wanted to know, and that its darkness might have designs on him…
Most of these stories in this book are true. Some are not, however. They are the exaggerations of fevered dreams and illusions. Deciding which is the truth and which is fiction is entirely up to you. Canyon County, Oregon is a place unlike any other. For as long as people have lived out amongst the creek beds, hills and hollers they have encountered strange phenomenon. They have been prone to unexplainable occurrences and visions that are not easily reconciled. Some see things. Others feel, for a fleeting moment, that they are not alone. Still others hear strange dusk sounds, just beyond the tree line. What is it? Nobody knows for sure. But according to legend, it is an evil as old as the mountains. ** The Book Of Witness gathers thirteen peculiar tales of paranormal mystery. In this book, you will meet an assortment of Canyon County residents, from a woodlands firefighter and an unrepentant conman, to a Vietnam veteran and a rail riding hobo. Though all of these people come from different times and walks of life, they have one thing in common. Their lives have been touched by encounters with the paranormal. ** The Book Of Witness is the first volume in The Strange Air series of paranormal mysteries. It is the ideal place to start your journey into the unexplainable wilds of Canyon County.
Do you enjoy Christian fantasy fiction? "Encountering Darkness," a christian fantasy and adventure novel, will take you on a thought provoking journey. In this nightmarish tale, Pete and Amy try to discover who or what to follow. As Pete and Amy hear many voices declaring "truth", which is the right one? The situation seems bleak, at best, especially for Pete. Pete, a successful Mayor, must make sense of what is going on in this world and the world to come. He is haunted by an unknown smell from the darkened anthropomorphic house he lives at, as well as a strange world he keeps reappearing in. Curious things keep happening as this man is caught in a double life of weakness and strength. On the one hand, he is loved and people understand him as a powerful, prosperous man. On the other hand, he is secretly weak and lost, especially when around his house. Amy, who encounters Pete later, is a skilled warrior, from a different world. She has reliance on no one. Yet she too, is in confusion at what is happening, and her world crumbles from what she has previously known. Can Pete and Amy figure out what is occurring before they follow the wrong voice? This dark christian thriller is filled with suspense, action and a rush of adrenaline, humor and defiance...you'll be on the fringe.
One crime leads to another; one time to a time before. Michael Oswald pulls it all apart as though tugging a thread on an old sweater. A theft to a murder to crimes beyond imagining, Michael Oswald doesn’t understand what he’s investigating. But he’ll remember. The tale begins unraveling when Michael embarks on a search for a missing truck. Michael is called of God; just not that God.
An ancient evil has returned…and it comes for the children. A battle between good and evil rages across otherworldly dimensions. Caretakers protect earthly souls—jumpers hunt them as prey. RG and Kacey Granville have made it their life’s mission to intercept and defeat these dark forces, but nothing could prepare them for the malevolent spirit they’re facing—a deadly jumper, plucking children from their homes, taking them back in time to a hidden corner of the past… …adding them to his collection. In a heart-stopping trek across time, the team must risk it all and jump seventy years into the past to rescue the innocent—and hope their mission isn’t a one-way ticket into history. And if they’re to save the children, they must halt an unspeakable evil that will stop at nothing to protect its ‘precious’ souls. The second installment in the Caretakers Series, The Soul Dweller brings every child’s nightmare to life and puts a face to that monster in the closet.
A story of survival and horror, friendship and prejudice, Broken World will take you on an emotional journey that will leave you wanting more! When a deadly virus sweeps the country, Vivian Thomas sets out for California in hopes of seeing the daughter she gave up for adoption. But when her car breaks down she’s faced with a choice: give up or accept a ride from redneck brothers, Angus and Axl. Vivian knows the offer has more to do with her double D’s than kindness, but she’s prepared to do whatever it takes to reach her daughter. The virus is spreading, and by the time the group makes it to California, most of the population has been wiped out. When the dead start coming back, Vivian and the others realize that no electricity or running water are the least of their concerns. Now Vivian must learn how to be a mom under the most frightening circumstances, cope with Angus’s aggressive mood swings, and sort out her growing attraction to his brooding younger brother, Axl. While searching for a safe place to go, the group meets a pompous billionaire who may be the answer to all their problems. Trusting him means going into the middle of the Mojave Desert and possibly risking their lives, but with the streets overrun and nowhere else to turn, it seems he might be their only chance for survival.
Psychotic killers, devious ghosts, alien monsters, howling storms, undead creatures, and other dark forces haunt the highways and the truckers who drive them in these 18 chilling tales! A ghostly voice on a trucker’s CB radio knows more about his life than it should… Two drivers find their cargo gives them inhuman appetites… A boy in a truck stop encounters a supernatural force that threatens to destroy the world… The hypnotic singing lulling a driver to sleep might not be coming from the tires… A fender-bender between a big rig and a four wheeler is not as accidental as it seems… The sinister cargo lurking in a rock and roll band’s fleet of trucks is unleashed at their final show... Hit the road with this anthology of trucking horror fiction! Contains the 2016 Bram Stoker Award winning short story "Happy Joe's Rest Stop" by John Palisano.
Hope Bonnet did not experience a single moment of human kindness during her upbringing in 19th century Northburry. Being deemed repulsive by her mother at birth set the tone for her treatment by the entire Bonnet household. Abuse and ostracization filled Hope’s every waking breath until a chain of gruesome events and a shadowy savior offered her the opportunity to be freed from her tormented life. Her despair turns to optimism as she takes solace in the guidance and ‘sound advice’ provided by her newfound savior, ‘Father.’ Will Hope do his bidding and reign terror on those deemed the cause of society’s ruination? Is Father a figment of her imagination, or is she possessed by a dark beast that feeds on her unanswered prayers? Sound familiar?
A missing couples report and a mutilated body. Two years apart, same house. Coincidence or something more sinister?
When Lt. Flynn lands a missing couples case, he finds no evidence of anything amiss. There are no signs of a struggle or foul play. The only clue lies in a dog-eared notebook, but is it true?
Two years later, a mutilated body is found in the same residence. Lt. Carter is assigned the case, and now, he’s faced with a life-altering decision. Can he afford to ignore the evidence that Sgt Alvarez reveals to him - the same evidence that led to his partner's disappearance?
How many people will die before Carter brings the truth to light? Who will believe in the existence of a genetically manipulated monster?
MISERY meets CABIN IN THE WOODS and FIFTY SHADES in an erotic horror thriller that'll blow your socks off! Gerald Grimes, Failed Writer, needs a miracle to salvage his writing career and save him from becoming the next Assistant Night Manager at the local CrapMart. 'Canny Danny' Jackson is a fugitive serial killer with delusions of supernatural grandeur who wants to ensure that history records his unique legacy. He abducts Gerald and seduces him into chronicling the saga of Canny Danny and his otherworldly harem of cannibalistic sex slaves. Gerald believes the book will be a monster bestseller - but will this turn out to be a marriage made in Heaven, or Hell, or somewhere even worse? Draw the blinds, dim the lights, and get down-and-dirty with Canny Danny, Gerald, Number One, Dream Girl, and the World Famous Kandee for some Close Encounters of the Wicked Kind! Go ahead, who's gonna know? ;) WARNING: This is a horrotica (erotic horror) novel. It contains sex, violence, perversion, monsters, and (gasp!) Bad Language. COMMENTS FROM EARLY READERS: "Misery meets Cabin in the Woods and Fifty Shades." - Reader 1 "Like if Stephen King hooked up with Anne Rice and they spawned Rosemary's Baby." - Reader 2 "Depraved and far-fetched, but more literary than most such tales." - Reader 3 "It will shock you, titillate you, make you cringe, and even make you laugh a little. A fun ride!" - Reader 4 "Pleasingly creepy, smutty, snarky, and sick. Make it, feed it, f*** it, read it!" - Reader 5 " ...
Will they make it to Billette Hall, or die by the hands of the murderous stalker that hunts them? Southern United States, 1858 Fifteen-year-old Marion knows what happens to slaves who don’t obey the rules, but when an auction ends in the separation of families, she’s forced to break a few rules. Armed with nothing more than a single shot in her revolver and just enough courage to forgo the dangers, Marion must help the displaced slaves escape a cruel slave master and lead them on a four-day trek through the wilderness to safety of Billette Hall. Making matters worse, Marion and the rest of the escaped slaves soon discover that there are nightmares more frightening than the slavers. They are being hunted! A strange unknown man, covered in mud and wielding an axe, stalks them. Everyone who has crossed his path is dead. Marion and her tiny group of frightened men and women will suffer the same fate unless they can rise above their fear.
Gather around the holiday hearth and share these six chilling tales by multiple Bram Stoker Award-winning author Lisa Morton. In "The Christmas Spirit", a couple taking a holiday break in the countryside find their secluded cottage is anything but idyllic. "Daddy's Girl" pits a desperate mother against an intruder in a Christmas game of winner-take-all. "The Haunted House" follows a ghosthunting team into a house determined to keep its own peace and quiet. In "The End of the Season", a Christmas Eve shopper in search of the perfect gift for his beloved niece encounters a mall Santa with a terrible secret. In "Blind-Stamped", a specialty bookseller find his shop is home to paranormal encounters after he buys an extraordinary library. And "Silver Nitrate Blues" presents a young photographer who encounters the dead on New Years Eve.
Trace Pierre Tasman’s simple life as a mountain man in 1842 Montana turns into a living nightmare when a beautiful but vicious she-demon begins stalking him. The insatiable desire she ignites in Trace overshadows his dread of her brutal attacks, and as his attraction to her grows, he fears his only escape may be death.
RG Granville has his whole life in front of him...but only twenty-four hours to live it.
Beyond life's boundaries, an enduring battle between good and evil determines the fate of earthly souls. Here, 'caretakers' guard and protect against the evil and vengeful 'jumpers' who slip back and forth between worlds to prey upon the living.
For one man, news of his impending demise sets off a deadly chain of events fueled by a jumper's burning vengeance. Now he's in a race against time to stop an unrelenting evil unleashed upon the earth. And if he's to protect his family, and the world, he must breach the tenuous boundary between life and death to confront a killer...and a shocking secret from his long-buried past.
Catherine inherited a castle. She didn’t know who waited for her. She didn’t know why the village folk avoided her. She didn’t understand why the live in help moved out whenever the heir came home. She should have believed the Hag. When foreign correspondent Catherine Davis inherits her grand aunt’s castle, Highcliff Hall it is enough to convince her to leave her globe-trotting life behind and write her novel. But before she ever steps one foot out of London an old fortune teller, a Hag, warns her of the curse. Never one to accept such ludicrous beliefs Catherine arrives at Highcliff to find a locked tower that no-one has entered in more than a century. Most of the villagers are afraid of her, and both the live-in care taker and housekeeper exhibit strange behaviour, and will not spend a night there while the heir is at home. Refusing to be driven out, Catherine experiences dreadful visions; while paranormal activity increases to terrifying levels. What do the caretaker and the housekeeper know about Highcliff? Why is the house strewn with herbs? Is there a really a curse associated with the Hall? When the unearthly visions turn deadly, Catherine is plunged into a lethal confrontation with supernatural forces. To save her soul, she must uncover the connections between ghastly events of the present and the past, and discover the origins of macabre episodes and tortured spirits that continue to plague Highcliff Hall.
Gail agrees to spend the night in a haunted house. She wants to create some memories – if she survives the night - it is not something she will ever forget.
Gail Parker never believed in ghosts and yet she knows her boyfriend does. Jesse saw ghosts as a child and has spent the last decade trying to reconnect with spirits. Every haunted house he has investigate has been a hoax or he has found a logical explanation for the phenomenon. That was until he found Seafield House.
Stay after dark and you will never leave. That is the legend, but Gail does not believe in ghosts.
At first the house is just dark and uncomfortable and Gail has enough problems of her own. There is a secret she must tell Jesse and she promises to do so after this weekend. Only things don’t go as planned. Soon she begins to doubt her own sanity. Strange noises, and draughts can be easily explained but did she really see those hands? Gail does not know if this is real or if she is hallucinating.
When darkness falls Gail is trapped in the house with a lost child and she cannot find Jesse.
Will they survive?
Will they escape?
Find out in The Haunting of Seafield House FREE on Kindle Unlimited.
The first book in a trilogy. Maddie’s parents flip when they find out she’s failing science. That’s her worst problem until she wakes up and finds they’re zombies. Now she must escape them and her house. With nowhere else to go, and the keys to her parents’ sailboat, she makes her getaway. Finding Bryce was a fortunate circumstance and the two take on zombies and set sail for parts unknown. This story was originally published as a short story in the Once Upon a Zombietale Anthology. A few changes have been made and chapters added.
Nora has visions of horrific things. Things that lurk in the shadows and feast on bones. After moving with her mother into an old farmhouse, Nora discovers a blank journal that fills itself with an ominous warning. A cursed beast is coming for her, and time is running out. When the lunar blood moon rises, so shall the beast. Local teen, Rebel, has his own trepidations about the house. His parents, both paranormal scientists, were investigating it when they died under mysterious circumstances. His growing feelings for Nora motivate him to battle the ghosts of his past, if it means keeping her safe. Allies to turn to enemies. Fiction turns to fact. The past and the present collide. All in an epic battle to claim unfathomable power. Can Nora unlock the secrets buried within the farmhouse in time to save herself and those dear to her from a grisly fate?
Perhaps once in an epoch, events force evolution to take a giant leap and a life form arises that is aberrant to that from which it sprang. This process is known to science as Of Sudden Origin. Call them zombies if you must; America, is at the mercy of a ruthless infection that devolves the intellect into that of a simian fiend. Horrible, yes, merciless, yes, blood thirsty, unquestionably - but it is the offspring of the infected who will change the world: The children of the Fiends are a mutant mind controlling abomination, and there is no defense against them.
STORIES TO SCARE YOU AWAKE AT NIGHT
Enjoy eighteen suspenseful short stories of horror, supernatural, science fiction, thriller and mystery from the author readers are calling the next Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl) and the new Stephen King. These tales will delight fans of Twilight Zone and any lovers of genius twists you won't see coming.
Includes international award winning short stories by the writer readers are naming the next Stephen King. Includes The War Veteran, Back Again, Do Us Part, and other unique tales that are keeping readers up late at night around the world.
After embracing her new Tegen existence, Sara Jones is determined to destroy her ex-lover’s organized crime empire, one link at a time. Along with her newly acquired skills of spider-climbing agility, self-healing powers, and the ability to eject poisonous needles came the haunting need to consume blood and flesh tainted by Tegen deadly spiders. Armed with her skills and using the alias Sally Jablon, Sara has tracked some nefarious associates of her ex-lover to Baton Rouge. But before she can fully execute her plan to wipe out that criminal element, she is faced with her former lover, an out of control Tegen, and the repercussions of disobeying Tegen rules. Death and mayhem ensue as Sara tries to outrun and outsmart an enemy she knows all too well.
My Gran used to say, “There are times when the only way out is a lead pill.” These are stories when things got that bad. A Lead Pill is the second collection of short stories from a HARD PLACE. Stories of loneliness and betrayal, of false hope and shattered dreams, of gifts and regrets, of love and accidental kindness. Each story follows separate paths that lead to the understanding that sometimes the only solution is a lead pill. A life of stacked years never knowing that it was all in service to a memory in Service Up. What do you do when life has outlived the reason to be alive in Tired of Living. Finding love in the strangest places can lead to some strange results in Passing it Forward. The desperate do desperate things that they soon come to regret in Haymaker. She wanted the power, she just didn’t want to be used by it in The Refusal. All your life you have wanted something but maybe you didn’t know what that was in The Touch. His love of numbers led him to ask for something that turned out to be something else entirely in Adding it up.
From Book 1: Have you ever made a mistake that keeps coming back to haunt you?On the run from her ex-boyfriends powerful criminal family, Sara Jones hides in Billings, Montana. But when people around her start dying from poisonous spider bites after she receives a mysterious package containing a hidden spider, she worries that the family has found her. Can she escape?
From its gut-grabbing prologue to its explosive conclusion, Gosss debut story gives new meaning to the phrase a blood-curdling adventure.Life takes an even more bizarre turn when Sara seems to be not only immune to the spider venom, but also surrounded by a sinister group of people using spiders to incapacitate their prey. Even her new boyfriend starts acting suspiciously. Just whom can she trust?Then to make matters worse Sara's twenty-fifth birthday approaches, and her dark heritage begins to emerge. She is forced to make a life-or-death decision. And somehow, she must find a way to deal with the crime family.
An imaginative fantasy-thriller that will stimulate your senses.Some things, like spiders trained to kill, may seem far-fetched, and cult members eating the flesh of cadavers may seem abhorrent, but Dracula set that table long ago. Besides, given Gosss endowment of the cult with an air of historical respectability, the story is more imaginatively acceptable for anyone predisposed to the fantasy genre.
Working at the Desert Rose is just like any other job at a hotel and casino. Haunted corridors, murdered guests and hunky construction workers building a new pool.
Everyone's afraid of the dark. Now, there's a reason to be. Lux and his younger brother Lunam enjoy the full freedom of the simple life and all the childhood adventures offered by growing up in a small village in a picturesque glen. Life is tranquil, peaceful, and just about perfect—except for one formidable fact… Every day is followed by night. And, with the night, comes the DARKNESS. Slowly shrouding the valley and relentlessly seeping into every nook and cranny on its nightly rampage, the darkness returns to feast on its victims. No man, woman, child, animal—or even, insect—is safe. The darkness consumes all; the darkness's hunger is never satisfied. When the sun falls from the sky, the villagers, young and old, must take to arms, guarding their homes, loved ones, and livestock with every ray of light they can muster. Even young Lux and Lunam are well-soldiered in their responsibilities to safeguard themselves and their parents during the nightly vigil, the nightly fight to live to see another day. It's always been this way—the truths and ritual passed down from generation to generation since ancient times. No one dares question why. Nothing can change the frightening fact of the lives of the villagers or emancipate them from their singular foe—nothing, except a child's imagination and a curiosity as immutable as the darkness's own appetite. There's just one truth guiding every man, woman, and child to strive to see another day: "Darkness Comes but Once a Night."