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FREE & BARGAIN EBOOKS – {10-28-2021}

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BETAKEN by Drema Ferrell

BETAKENDrema Ferrell

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BETAKEN is a realistic thriller that harkens you back to the early fifties and straight into the heart of Appalachia. Here you will stumble into a place called Bald Eagle, an almost abandoned and strangely forgotten coal community. Allen and Estelle, married and deeply in love, have returned home to spend time with family and friends before he begins his senior year in college. After spending several days with Estelle's parents, they drive up Holt Creek for an extended visit with Allen's Aunt Nell who had lived in Bald Eagle during it's heyday. Shortly after their arrival, they learn that a young woman has disappeared which has left the community puzzled and somewhat alarmed. What they do not know is that two mountains away two deaths have occurred, the funerals of which have been mysteriously conducted under the cover of darkness. Also, as a result of these deaths, a decision has been made that will have far reaching and devastating effects. Unfortunately, neither do they know that Aunt Nell's simple desire to visit Bald Eagle to pick a bushel of apples will lead them into a series of events so terrifying as to defy the imagination. You will become embroiled with characters that you will love or hate, pity or despise...or not know how to feel about at all.

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Harvest Home: A Novel by Thomas Tryon

Harvest Home: A NovelThomas Tryon

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A family flees the crime-ridden city--and finds something worse--in "a brilliantly imagined horror story" by the New York Times–bestselling author (The Boston Globe).

After watching his asthmatic daughter suffer in the foul city air, Theodore Constantine decides to get back to the land. When he and his wife search New England for the perfect nineteenth-century home, they find no township more charming, no countryside more idyllic than the farming village of Cornwall Coombe. Here they begin a new life: simple, pure, close to nature--and ultimately more terrifying than Manhattan's darkest alley.

When the Constantines win the friendship of the town matriarch, the mysterious Widow Fortune, they are invited to join the ancient festival of Harvest Home, a ceremony whose quaintness disguises dark intentions. In this bucolic hamlet, where bootleggers work by moonlight and all of the villagers seem to share the same last name, the past is more present than outsiders can fathom--and something far more sinister than the annual harvest is about to rise out of the earth.

Credited as the inspiration for Stephen King's Children of the Corn, Thomas Tryon's chilling novel was ahead of its time when first published, and continues to provoke abject terror in readers.

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Dracula's Guest: A Connoisseur's Collection of Victorian Vampire Stories (The Connoisseur's Collections) by Michael Sims

Dracula's Guest: A Connoisseur's Collection of Victorian Vampire Stories (The Connoisseur's Collections)Michael Sims

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Before Twilight and True Blood, even before Buffy and Anne Rice and Bela Lugosi, vampires haunted the nineteenth century, when brilliant writers everywhere indulged their bloodthirsty imaginations, culminating in Bram Stoker's legendary 1897 novel, Dracula.

Michael Sims brings together the very best vampire stories of the Victorian era-from England, America, France, Germany, Transylvania, and even Japan-into a unique collection that highlights their cultural variety. Beginning with the supposedly true accounts that captivated Byron and Shelley, the stories range from Edgar Allan Poe's "The Oval Portrait" and Sheridan Le Fanu's "Carmilla" to Guy de Maupassant's "The Horla" and Mary Elizabeth Braddon's "Good Lady Ducayne." Sims also includes a nineteenth-century travel tour of Transylvanian superstitions, and rounds out the collection with Stoker's own "Dracula's Guest"-a chapter omitted from his landmark novel.
Vampires captivated the Victorians, as Sims reveals in his insightful introduction: In 1867, Karl Marx described capitalism as "dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor"; while in 1888 a London newspaper invoked vampires in trying to explain Jack the Ripper's predations. At a time when vampires have been re-created in a modern context, Dracula's Guest will remind readers young, old, and in between of why the undead won't let go of our imagination. Readers of Dracula's Guest may also enjoy Michael Sims' most recent collection, The Dead Witness: A Connossieur's Collection of Victorian Detective Stories.

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Doorbells at Dusk by Evans Light

Doorbells at DuskEvans Light

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Halloween horror, dark fiction and suspense short stories.


Carve your pumpkins and turn on the porch light,
Halloween frights begin with the sound of…
Doorbells at Dusk.

Doorbells at Dusk is a treasury of brand-new Halloween tales from both modern masters and rising stars of dark fiction, horror and suspense.

Halloween has always gone hand-in-hand with horror. The holiday gives many children their first taste of terror, the discovery and overcoming of fears. For those who find they love a good scare, that first taste can grow into a voracious appetite.

That might be why you're looking at this book right now. If so, you've come to the right place.

These are the thrills you crave, packed into a collection that's pure Halloween.

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