Dark Fantasy

FREE & BARGAIN EBOOKS – {03-21-2017}

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The Secret of Ventriloquism by Jon Padgett

The Secret of VentriloquismJon Padgett

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Jon Padgett's The Secret of Ventriloquism, named the Best Fiction Book of 2016 by Rue Morgue Magazine, heralds the arrival of a significant new literary talent. With themes reminiscent of Shirley Jackson, Thomas Ligotti, and Bruno Schulz, but with a strikingly unique vision, Padgett's work explores the mystery of human suffering, the agony of personal existence, and the ghastly means by which someone might achieve salvation from both. A bullied child seeks vengeance within a bed's hollow box spring. A lucid dreamer is haunted by an impossible house. A dummy reveals its own anatomy in 20 simple steps. A stuttering librarian holds the key to a mill town's unspeakable secrets. A commuter's worldview is shattered by two words printed on a cardboard sign. An aspiring ventriloquist spends a little too much time looking at himself in a mirror. And a presence speaks through them all.

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Black Friday by Michael Hodges

Black FridayMichael Hodges

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Jared the kleptomaniac, Chike the unemployed IT guy, Patricia the shopaholic, and Jeff the meth dealer are trapped inside a Chicago supermall on Black Friday.

Bridgefield Mall empties during a fire alarm, and most of the shoppers drive off into a strange mist surrounding the mall parking lot.

They never return.

Chike and his group try calling friends and family, but their smart phones won't work, not even Twitter. As the mist creeps closer, the mall lights flicker and surge. Bulbs shatter and spray glass into the air. Unsettling noises are heard from within the mist, as the meth dealer becomes unhinged and hunts the group within the mall.

Cornered by the mist, and hunted from within, Chike and the survivors must fight for their lives while solving the mystery of what happened to Bridgefield Mall.

Sometimes, a good sale just isn't worth it.

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The Haunted Forest Tour by Jeff Strand

The Haunted Forest TourJeff Strand

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Bram Stoker Award nominees James A. Moore (BLOOD RED) and Jeff Strand (PRESSURE) join forces for this 87,000-word action-packed, gore-drenched monster extravaganza.

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the Haunted Forest Tour!

Sit back and enjoy a smooth ride in air-conditioned comfort as your heavily armored tram takes you through nature's most astonishing creation. The forest is packed to capacity with dangerous and terrifying creatures of all shapes, sizes, and hunger levels, and you'll get to observe these wonders in complete safety.

Howl with a werewolf! Gaze into the glowing eyes of a giant spider! Look right through a spooky ghost! See horrific monsters you couldn't even imagine, only inches away from you! Things with fangs, things with claws, things with dripping red jaws--you'll see them all!

Not thrilling enough? Well, it's Halloween, and so we're offering a very special tour through the Haunted Forest. The new route goes deeper into the woods than any civilians have ventured before, and you're guaranteed to get a good scare! Rest assured that every possible security precaution has been taken. The Haunted Forest Tour has a 100% safety record, and technical difficulties are unheard of. You will be in no danger whatsoever.

We promise.

"[An] absolute gem of a read…What comes next is over two hundred pages of non stop, in your face, gore drenched action…You will be exhausted by the time you reach the satisfying last page…Think Jurassic Park with bloodthirsty demons on an adrenaline rush and you have The Haunted Forest Tour."
–GoreZone magazine

"James A. Moore and Jeff Strand are a literary dream team. Devout readers of the genre are in for a real treat as these two horror heavyweights combine forces and battle their characters to the bloody death…Remember how it felt to inventory and consume your candy on Halloween night? That's the atmosphere in the forest. You feel like a glutton, like you couldn't possibly stomach one more gooey demise, but you turn the page and unwrap another nightmare anyway."
--Horror-Web

"Moore and Strand heap scares upon plot twists in one of the freshest and most entertaining novels in recent years. The authors offer a frightening and high-octane tale, presented as an apocalyptic disaster movie."
--Horror World

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The Carnival Keepers by Amber Gulley

The Carnival KeepersAmber Gulley

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It's 1879, and James - a time-wasting escapist - is trying to win a bet.

His challenges include purchasing a lighthouse, hosting a séance, and spending the night with his father's prize-winning stallion in a notoriously haunted attic.

But the Carnival is in town for the All Hallows' Eve celebrations, and the London fog has other ideas for James. Something vicious is waiting in the shadows, ready to lead him towards a destiny he could never have imagined.

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The Uninvited by Mike Evans

The UninvitedMike Evans

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The best part about a book, is that moment you can put it down, and say at least that can't happen in real life…..until now. The Uninvited will leave you checking your doors, locking your windows and skipping the weekend camping trip. Meet the stranger, a killer who is unbiased about who it chooses to be the victim, and never tires of the killing. If Dexter and Leather face had a baby The Uninvited would be their offspring. Smart, dark, twisted and disturbing is The Uninvited. If descriptive slasher books are for you, look NO FURTHER! If you love Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday the 13th you have found the book for you with everything you could want with so much more than you are expecting to happen!

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FREE & BARGAIN EBOOKS – {03-18-2017}

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Broken Meats: A Harry Stubbs Adventure by David Hambling

Broken Meats: A Harry Stubbs AdventureDavid Hambling

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"I really enjoyed "Broken Meats" and I would really like to recommend it to all of our readers" -- Martin Belltov, Codices.info

"I loved the pulp, kind-of-Sherlock feel to it" -- Brad Nelms, The Daily Pawn

"Forget Harper Lee's sequel – Norwood's history has become horrifying fiction – meet Harry Stubbs" South Norwood Tourist Board

Weird things lurk in the dark streets of London in 1925.

After a bizarre shooting incident, Harry Stubbs, former heavyweight boxer and sometime debt collector, is coerced into helping Mr Yang, a visitor from Shanghai.

When Yang joins some renegade Theosophists for a séance, things start to go terribly wrong and Harry finds himself caught in a battle between occult powers, with strange enemies and stranger friends. It will take all his deductive skills – and his killer punch – to survive against the all-too-real arts of necromancy…

Broken Meats is the sequel to The Elder Ice, described by critic ST Joshi as having " Smooth-flowing prose, crisply delineated characters, effective portrayal of the historical period, and a powerful horrific climax"

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The Conqueror Worm (Black Exorcist Book 1) by Ambrose Ibsen

The Conqueror Worm (Black Exorcist Book 1)Ambrose Ibsen

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The year is 2023.

The world's power grids have been destroyed by a Carrington-level solar storm. Humanity is plunged into a new and savage dark age, pushed to the brink of extinction by famine, disease and social unrest, and preyed upon further by demonic forces.

Desperate survivors turn to a divided Catholic church in search of hope. On one side there is the church of Rome. On the other, a rival papacy set up in Avignon, France. Wishing to heal the schism, but fearing that a powerful evil has infiltrated the highest ranks of the Avignon leadership, Rome sends a lone representative to assess the situation in France.

And also to cut down any heretics he finds along the way.

Exorcist Ossian McGregor, armed with the holy sword Grand Inquisitor, sets out to Avignon on a crusade with the intention to follow the stream of demonic activity to its fountainhead.

But the evil he finds far exceeds even his wildest imaginings.

The year is 2023. Welcome to Hell on Earth.

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Blood and Rain (Gilson Creek Book 1) by Glenn Rolfe

Blood and Rain (Gilson Creek Book 1)Glenn Rolfe

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"A rising star in the genre!" - Ronald Malfi, author of The Night Parade and December Park

Gilson Creek, Maine. A safe, rural community. Summer is here. School is out and the warm waters of Emerson Lake await. But one man's terrible secret will unleash a nightmare straight off the silver screen.

Under the full moon, a night of terror and death re-awakens horrors long sleeping. Sheriff Joe Fischer, a man fighting for the safety of his daughter, his sanity and his community, must confront the sins of his past. Can Sheriff Fischer set Gilson Creek free from the beast hiding in its shadows, or will a small town die under a curse it can't even comprehend?

One night can--and will--change everything.

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Crik by Karl Beer

CrikKarl Beer

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Deep within Crik Wood is a village in which every person has a unique ability called a "Talent". The Mayor can talk to insects, a girl can disappear in a cloud of smoke, and a young boy called Jack has a living shadow.

One thunderous night Jack discovers the horrifying secret buried at the heart of his village.

Thrown into an adventure filled with danger and discovery, Jack is faced with the question: ‘What would you do if your closest friend was your greatest enemy?' For Jack that someone is his shadow.

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Devil in the Countryside by Cory Barclay

Devil in the CountrysideCory Barclay

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Devil in the Countryside is a story about the most famous werewolf investigation in history, brimming with intrigue and war, love and betrayal, and long-kept vendettas.

It's 1588, the height of the Reformation, and a killer is terrorizing the German countryside. There are reports that the legendary Werewolf of Bedburg has returned to a once-peaceful land. Heinrich Franz, a cold and calculating investigator, is tasked with finding whomever -- or whatever -- the killer might be. He'll need all the help he can get, including that of a strange hunter who's recently stumbled into town. Though they're after the same thing, their reasons are worlds apart. And through it all, a priest tries to keep the peace among his frightened townsfolk, while a young woman threatens his most basic beliefs.

In a time when life is cheap and secrets run rampant, these four divergent souls find themselves entwined in a treacherous mystery, navigating the volatile political and religious landscape of 16th century Germany, fighting to keep their sanity -- and their lives.

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FREE & BARGAIN EBOOKS – {03-15-2017}

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Strange Tales of the West by James

Strange Tales of the WestJames "Doc" Manniken

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FELL WANTS REVENGE. WHAT'S INSIDE HIM JUST WANTS BLOOD.
The kid dry-gulched Fell and left him for dead. Fell didn't die -but the medicine woman only saved him through an awful bargain. Fell lives, bound to a malignant spirit that thirsts for blood and consumes men's souls. Now Fell's on the kid's trail, but can he control what's inside him? Or will it destroy him too?
"The Other" - plus two more Strange Tales of the West!

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The Hand That Feeds by Michael W. Garza

The Hand That FeedsMichael W. Garza

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How far will a parent go to keep their child alive? John and Angela Mason's lives are brought to a tormenting halt when their ten year old son is reduced to a lifeless shell. John watches his wife slip into madness as his son rises from the dead. He realizes they must escape the terrifying infection in order to survive but how can he choose between the insanity consuming his wife and the undying hunger of his son. An appetite for death will come in one form or another and it will be left to John to decide on the hand that feeds.

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Devils Glen (Bettendorf Tales Book 1) by Matthew Speak

Devils Glen (Bettendorf Tales Book 1)Matthew Speak

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"Seek the gates and save the boy."

Welcome to Bettendorf. At first glance, it seems like a typical Midwestern town, but take a closer look and you might be surprised.

High schooler Jack Davies sees the darkness coming; he lives with it. Cold voices call out from the closet door; dead hands reach up from under his bed. Although he doesn't know it, Jack wields a great power.

Now, a smooth-talking preacher has come to town promising freedom and redemption for all who follow his words. But like Jack, this preacher has a secret. Those who heed his call find themselves pawns in his plan to awaken an ancient evil, long ago imprisoned in the dank caves of Devils Glen Park.

With the help of a widowed police officer, a babysitter, and a mysterious spirit called Ava, Jack must find the truth about his hidden power in time to battle the dark forces that have descended upon his town. If he fails, our world will be cast into darkness forever.

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He Waits by Luke Smitherd

He WaitsLuke Smitherd

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From the author of the international best-seller The Stone Man, shortlisted for Audible UK's Book of the Year Award 2015
Praise for HE WAITS: "In the horror genre, familiarity absolutely does breed contempt, and Smitherd obviously knows this. Why else would he be so talented at expertly crafting stories that defy expectations? For me there is no greater joy than seeing an artist excel at his craft." - Aintitcoolnews.com
Quite literally, no escape. Because he's always with you. And in the real world -the world of you, the reader - HE WAITS will stay in your mind in a way that you won't expect ...
PLUS THE SECOND STORY, 'KEEP YOUR CHILDREN CLOSE'
A campsite. A family holiday. A broken down car. And an approaching breakdown truck that is just the start of Shelley's nightmare. By the time the sun sets, someone in that field will be dead, and Shelley must somehow make sure it isn't one of her children ... KEEP YOUR CHILDREN CLOSE is a story that you will find impossible to predict.
PRAISE FOR LUKE SMITHERD'S WRITING:
"... a novel that intrigues, enthralls, horrifies, thrills, and hits the reader with an emotional resonance as only the best stories can." - Ain't It Cool News.com
"... strong characterization, moral quandaries, mystery, and a whole lot of tense moments. Reading the final sentence was truly a bittersweet moment." - SFsignal.com, Hugo award-winning website

Want to download the first few pages of this book for FREE so that you can try before you buy? Click the 'Send sample now' button on the upper right hand side of this page to do just that!

AMAZON REVIEWS OF LUKE SMITHERD'S WORK:
"I couldn't help myself and read this is one sitting." - simon211175, Amazon Vine Voice
"It was one of those books where you tell yourself you will read just one more page, then look at the clock and realise that it's 2 hours later. I would thoroughly recommend it." - Elaine Hosegood
"I have owned a Kindle for about 2 years and downloaded some excellent books for very little cost but Luke Smitherd's works beat the lot." - Silversmith, Amazon UK Review
"As soon as I started reading I was completely sucked in, which very rarely happens for me. I couldn't wait to get home and read it each night. I laughed. I cried. I did actual real life gasps of horror." - Katie, Amazon Review

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The Ghosts of Hexley Airport by Amy Cross

The Ghosts of Hexley AirportAmy Cross

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Ten years ago, more than two hundred people died in a horrific plane crash at Hexley Airport.

Today, some say their ghosts still haunt the terminal building.

When she starts her new job at the airport, working a night shift as part of the security team, Casey assumes the stories about the place can't be true. Even when she has a strange encounter in a deserted part of the departure hall, she's certain that ghosts aren't real.

Soon, however, she's forced to face the truth. Not only is there something haunting the airport's buildings and tarmac, but a sinister force is working behind the scenes to replicate the circumstances of the original accident. And as a snowstorm moves in, Hexley Airport looks set to witness yet another disaster.

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FREE & BARGAIN EBOOKS – {03-13-2017}

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FAIRY TALE by Peter Hallett

FAIRY TALEPeter Hallett

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The KING OF LIES has taken over Fairy Tale. His powers are at an all time high.

An ancient Fairy Tale prophecy speaks of the last human and the son she will give birth to. It's been foretold that her child will overthrow the KING OF LIES and his evil reign.

Minions of the diabolical ruler have been tasked with a mission: Enter our world and kill the future god of Fairy Tale.

But they didn't count on one thing... Little Red Riding Hood.

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The Shadow Fabric by Mark Cassell

The Shadow FabricMark Cassell

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Leo remembers little of his past. Desperate for a new life, he snatches up the first job to come along. On his second day he witnesses a murder, and the Shadow Fabric – a malevolent force that controls the darkness – takes the body and vanishes with it. Uncovering secrets long hidden from humankind, Leo's memory unravels. Not only haunted by the past, a sinister presence within the darkness threatens his existence and he soon doubts everything and everyone . . . including himself.

Now Leo must confront the truth about his past before he can embrace his future. But the future may not exist.

THE SHADOW FABRIC is a story revealing the unknown history of witchcraft and the true cause of the Great Fire of London. A supernatural novel of sins, shadows, and the reanimated dead.

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Horror Show by Greg Kihn

Horror ShowGreg Kihn

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A Bram Stoker Award finalist for Best First Novel: This endlessly inventive thriller pays homage to 1950s Hollywood horror films—with a demonic twist

Schlock horror director Landis Woodley lives in a decaying mansion in the Hollywood Hills. When he abandoned the movie business—after being reduced to filming skin flicks and peep shows—he also left a laundry list of enemies, including the IRS. But avid fan Clint Stockbern is determined to write a piece on the alcoholic recluse for Monster magazine. Woodley agrees to the interview—for $600 in cash.
 
As the tape recorder starts rolling, Stockbern travels back in time with Woodley. He hears recollections of Attack of the Haunted Saucer, the worst movie of all time, and Blood Ghouls of Malibu. But he really wants to know about Woodley’s masterpiece, Cadaver. Shot on location in the Los Angeles County morgue, the film was rumored to have used real corpses and everyone associated with the production has been fatally haunted since its 1957 release. But the truth is far more terrifying than Stockbern imagined. Is a dead Satanist, possessed by the devil, reaching out beyond the grave? Or is the reporter the final victim in a diabolical scheme dreamed up by mortals?
 
Horror Show is a wild and wacky romp that sends up mid-century Hollywood horror movies and schlockmeisters Roger Corman, William Castle, and Ed Wood.
 

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SIMON SAYS by Peter Hallett

SIMON SAYSPeter Hallett

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David has an imaginary friend. His name is Simon. If Simon says kill… David does.

Prepare to discover a new interpretation of madness in this dark and disturbing tale of one mans twisted idea of love. You'll be laughing and squirming in equal measure.

Simon Says, if you're easily disturbed, prone to nightmares or have a weak stomach then prepare yourself for the worst-case scenario.

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Die Dog or Eat the Hatchet by Adam Howe

Die Dog or Eat the HatchetAdam Howe

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From Adam Howe, winner of Stephen King's On Writing contest, come three original novellas of hardboiled crime, graphic horror and pitch-black gallows humor.

DAMN DIRTY APES

Washed-up prizefighter Reggie Levine is eking a living as a strip club bouncer when he's offered an unlikely shot at redemption. The Bigelow Skunk Ape – a mythical creature said to haunt the local woods – has kidnapped the high school football mascot, Boogaloo Baboon. Now it's up to Reggie to lead a misfit posse including a plucky stripper, the town drunk, and legend-in-his-own-mind skunk ape hunter Jameson T. Salisbury. Their mission: Slay the beast and rescue their friend. But not everything is as it seems, and as our heroes venture deeper into the heart of darkness, they will discover worse things waiting in the woods than just the Bigelow Skunk Ape. The story the Society for the Preservation of the North American Skunk Ape tried to ban; Damn Dirty Apes mixes Roadhouse with Jaws with Sons of Anarchy, to create a rollicking romp of 80s-style action/adventure, creature horror and pitch-black comedy.

DIE DOG OR EAT THE HATCHET

Escaped mental patient Terrence Hingle, the butcher of five sorority sisters at the Kappa Pi Massacre, kidnaps timid diner waitress Tilly Mulvehill and bolts for the border. Forcing his hostage to drive him out of town, it's just a question of time before Tilly becomes the next victim in Hingle's latest killing spree. But when they stop for gas at a rural filling station operated by deranged twin brothers, Dwayne and Dwight Ritter, the tables are turned on Hingle, and for Tilly the night becomes a hellish cat-and-mouse ordeal of terror and depravity. The meat in a maniac sandwich, Tilly is forced against her nature to make a stand and fight for survival. Because sometimes the only choice you have is to do or die…to Die Dog Or Eat The Hatchet. Reading like a retro slasher flick, this pulpy Southern Gothic kidnap-thriller takes no prisoners as it roars towards a shattering conclusion.

GATOR BAIT

Prohibition-era 1930s… After an affair with the wrong man's wife, seedy piano player Smitty Three Fingers flees the city and finds himself tinkling the ivories at a Louisiana honky-tonk owned by vicious bootlegger Horace Croker and his trophy wife, Grace. Folks come to The Grinnin' Gator for the liquor and burlesque girls, but they keep coming back for Big George, the giant alligator Croker keeps in the pond out back. Croker is rumored to have fed ex-wives and enemies to his pet, so when Smitty and Grace embark on a torrid affair…what could possibly go wrong? Inspired by true events, Gator Bait mixes hardboiled crime (James M. Cain's The Postman Always Rings Twice) with creature horror (Tobe Hooper's Eaten Alive) to create a riveting tale of suspense.
EDITORIAL REVIEWS
"Whether you call it Splatterpulp or Punk-Noir, Die Dog is an out-of-control '46 Mercury coupe heading hell-bent for Dead Man's Curve without brakes; a velvet-swathed lead slapjack to the base of the skull; a hard kick in the balls from a twisted, homicidal clown with giant shoes wrapped in razor-wire. It's an explicit, hard-hitting, twisted funhouse ride into pulpish horror wrapped loosely in a tattered skein of irreverent, jet black humor. In short, it's a freakin' blast." --Walt Hicks, author of Dirge of the Forgotten

"Adam Howe's skill with hilarious dialogue makes reading Damn Dirty Apes a laugh-out-loud experience, keeping you turning pages until the end and eliciting snickers from memory long after the story's over. Filled with brutality, atmosphere, and surprising depth, it's an absurd tale that explores not just the American south's backwoods in all its sticky, smelly grandeur, but also the all-too human yearning for stardom, even greatness." --David Dubrow, author of The Blessed Man and the Witch

"Neo-noir at its very best. The first thing you'll do when you finish Gator Bait, is read it again." --Zombie Rob at The Slaughtered Bird

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FREE & BARGAIN EBOOKS – {03-12-2017}

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Kill Someone by Luke Smitherd

Kill SomeoneLuke Smitherd

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From the author of the international best-seller The Stone Man, shortlisted for Audible UK's Book of the Year Award 2015
Here are the rules.
Method: you can't use a gun. You can't use explosives. You can't use poison. It has to be up close and personal. You don't have to worry about leaving evidence; that will be taken care of.
Victim: no one suicidal. No one over the age of 65. No one with a terminal illness.
Choose your method. Choose your victim.
Chris Summer was a 21 year old call centre worker and a drop out. A nobody, still living at home with his parents. Then one day the Man in White came to his family's house, offering a seemingly impossible choice: kill a random stranger - one of Chris' choosing - within twelve days in order to save the lives of five kidnapped siblings. Refuse, and they die slowly and painfully. The clock is ticking, the Man in White is watching, and Chris has some very important choices to make.
This is a tale of fear, indecision, confused masculinity and brutal violence; a story of a coddled young man thrust into a world of sharp metal and bone.
Ask yourself if you could do it. Then ask yourself who you would choose.

Praise for Luke Smitherd's writing:
"For me there is no greater joy than seeing an artist excel at his craft ...you'll be blown away by the abundance of ideas." - Ain't It Cool News.com

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The King of the Winter (In The Absence of Light Book 1) by Andy Monk

The King of the Winter (In The Absence of Light Book 1)Andy Monk

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After twenty years, the road has finally brought Caleb Cade home.

Running from both a broken heart and the hangman's noose he followed it across Europe; searching for happiness in a pretty girl's smile, the turn of a card and the depths of a brandy glass. Instead, he became a womaniser, and then a thief living behind a charmer's smile until, finally, the road ensnared him in insanity and murder.

It is 1708, the Age of The Enlightenment, and Caleb has returned to London a broken man; incapable of love and terrified of the grave, his only friend the half-imagined ghost of his dead brother. The road has now brought him home for there is nowhere left to run, and his only hope of redemption is to find the man he might have been.

Haunted by his own ghosts and demons, he relives the tragic events of his childhood and the fear that the King of the Winter is forever peering through his window, all cold of heart and sly of eye, waiting to take him down to damnation.

But while one journey ends another begins. Louis Defane, a strange little man around which strange things seem to happen, befriends Caleb. He is a man with an insatiable appetite for all the pleasures of life, a man who can seemingly bend people's will to his own, a man with sparkling blue January eyes and snow white hair.

A man who might not be a man at all…


Book One of the dark romance series In the Absence of Light; a story of love, loss, vampires and the black hearts of men.

Book Two (A Bad Man's Song), Book Three (Ghosts in the Blood) and Book Four (The Love of Monsters) are available now

Author's Note: The King of the Winter and A Bad Man's Song were previously published in one volume and some of the reviews for The King of the Winter relate to both books.

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The Bear Who Wouldn't Leave by J.H. Moncrieff

The Bear Who Wouldn't LeaveJ.H. Moncrieff

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Sometimes evil looks like a fuzzy teddy bear....

Still grieving the untimely death of his dad, ten-year-old Josh Leary is reluctant to accept a well-worn stuffed teddy bear from his new stepfather. He soon learns he was right to be wary. Edgar is no ordinary toy...and he doesn't like being rejected.

When Josh banishes him to the closet, terrible things begin to happen.Desperate to be rid of the bear, Josh engages the help of a friend. As the boys' efforts rebound on them with horrifying results, Josh is forced to accept the truth--Edgar will always get even.

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Spirit Doll by Stephen Kingston

Spirit DollStephen Kingston

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Brad Dell can't believe his luck when he spots the beautiful handmade doll sitting in the small shop amid a crowd of huts on the streets of Thailand. He is wrapping up a successful business trip and preparing to return home the following morning when he decides to do some sightseeing.

Within an hour he is face to face with the most beautiful doll he has ever seen. It looks exactly like his four year old daughter, Chrissy. He decides that he has to have it. Little does he know that he has just purchased a ticket straight to hell.

As soon as Brad arrives home, Chrissy falls madly in love with the doll, never letting it out of her sight. Both Brad and his wife, Lilly, are thrilled that their little girl loves her new toy so much.

But then strange occurrences begin. Weird sounds, loud noises, and the doll appearing in strange places with no explanation of how it got there. Lilly begins to suspect that the doll is terrorizing her, making her hear things and see things. She feels like she is going mad. She believes that the doll is haunted but her husband won't believe a word of it.

As the events get more disturbing and more terrifying Lilly realizes she is running out of time before her family is lost forever. Whatever is residing inside the doll wants out and it won't rest until her whole family is dead.

Will Lilly be able to stop it before it's too late?

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Clean and Floss by Scott Rhine

Clean and FlossScott Rhine

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Fans of Ghost Busters, Odd Thomas, and X-Files will enjoy this comedic paranormal novel.

Nick Solace is a part-time Washington lobbyist who trades favors in gray areas of the law. As his other job, he cleans and flosses supernatural crime scenes for the Secret Branch of the Smithsonian. Their motto is: there's no such thing as monsters. Nick's corrupt and complacent world is turned upside down when a body dump goes horribly awry. Having the evidence reanimate forces him to call in a debt from Vincent--a musician, janitor, and disgraced missionary.

Robert Cambridge actually vandalized the incredible DaVinci sketch depicted in this story, but my description of the events and people involved is completely fictionalized. This tale unfolded as an answer to the question: what would possess someone to commit an act like that? As I emphasized the word possess, this became a paranormal adventure.

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Dark Arts (Dead Keepers Book 1) by Randolph Lalonde

Dark Arts (Dead Keepers Book 1)Randolph Lalonde

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Maxwell, a guitarist whose band is coming off the road under discouraging circumstances, has come to a crossroad. The minimal success his band, Road Craft, has had is being smothered by an era where bars are becoming discos, and live entertainment is being replaced by larger dance floors. They scored a small record deal years before, but the excitement has cooled, and they never got much radio play.

The only hope he has of financing his future rests in a book he hunted down using contacts and skills he learned from his father, who was an expert at acquiring rare occult objects. Max is not a believer in mysticism, but he knows what he has was hard to get, and should be worth thousands. When he's told it's too hot to sell, his dreams are crushed, and his wallet is left empty. He'll have to tell his band mates that his plan has fallen through, and they have come to the end of the road.

The members of Road Craft are set to return home during a Pagan summer festival called The Gathering, where hundreds of people gather to celebrate music, nature, and each other. The Gathering also puts him nose to nose with Miranda, a woman Maxwell knew when they were children, a veteran of the New York Rock scene and his equal.

He doesn't know it yet, but this is the event that will make him a believer in the occult, and he will have some choices to make. All the while, there are people who know he has the book, and they are determined to twist the knowledge it contains to a terrible purpose, to break the circle of life, making resurrections possible, to open the door between the living and the dead just enough to embrace forbidden power. Their selfish intent would disrupt the natural order enough to change the world, and not for the better.

Maxwell's music career is about to be the least of his worries.

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Odd Man Out by James Newman

Odd Man OutJames Newman

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WELCOME TO THE BLACK MOUNTAIN CAMP FOR BOYS!

Summer,1989. It is a time for splashing in the lake and exploring the wilderness,for nine teenagers to bond together and create friendships that could last the rest of their lives.

But among this group there is a young man with a secret--a secret that,in this time and place,is unthinkable to his peers.

When the others discover the truth,it will change each of them forever. They will all have blood on their hands.

ODD MAN OUT is a heart-wrenching tale of bullies and bigotry,a story that explores what happens when good people don't stand up for what's right. It is a tale of how far we have come . . . and how far we still have left to go.

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Each Our Own Devil by Joel Bain

Each Our Own DevilJoel Bain

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Abandoned. Adopted. Bullied. Orphaned. Disowned. Terminated. Rejected. Heinrich Juarez is Lucifer's worst nightmare. Only, not for the reasons that one might expect. Heinrich is the saddest man in Hell, and tales of the miserable life he led in Cuba are spreading among his friends. Suddenly, Lucifer's greatest fear is realized when the damned souls begin to believe their torment is not severe compared to the torment Heinrich endured on Earth.

Lucifer attempts to extradite Heinrich, but as he arrived in Hell by his own request, Lucifer cannot unilaterally expel the sad man. Heinrich doesn't want to leave, because for the first time in his existence, he has made friends. After a lengthy negotiation, Lucifer convinces Heinrich to abandon his infernal friends for a second chance at life in New York City, providing he swears his soul to return to Hell. In return, Lucifer grants Heinrich the role of Dante Condonnato: an agent of the devil, a broker of power, and a harbinger of wealth. To sweeten the deal, his new life will give him a chance at revenge against his adopted brother, Jose, who ruined his life by bullying and disowning Heinrich after their parents' death in a freak accident.

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The Splatter House Rules by Jeff O'Brien

The Splatter House RulesJeff O'Brien

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In Jeff O'Brien's The Splatter House Rules, he takes us to rural Oyster River, New Hampshire, where seventeen year old Tabitha has reluctantly agreed to the mayor's offer to make her a counselor at Camp Lake Montejo, a camp that mysteriously closed down almost twenty years ago for reasons undisclosed. Many a rumor and urban legend had surfaced since then about a mysterious cabin deep in the woods known as The Splatter House.

Thinking of the mayor's offer as just a taste of freedom away from the tyrannical rule of her overly religious parents, she figured it couldn't be all that bad. Finding herself and getting in touch with her true identity out in the woods, she also found true love to perfectly compliment her newfound identity. But as the other counselors began disappearing one by one, she found out a lot more about herself than she bargained for, and something far worse: The Splatter House is real. And even more than that, the place was infested with some seriously ugly f*cking monsters.

File under humorous, gory horror.

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The Infected by Matt Cronan

The InfectedMatt Cronan

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The apocalypse is here.

As a mysterious virus sweeps the globe bringing the dead back to life. Two survivors travel across the wastelands of the United States, in search of the men and women responsible for creating the plague that destroyed the world. A journey that will take them across a terrifying apocalyptic landscape filled with the mindless dead to a stronghold known as Concordia.

But the road is paved with nightmarish twists and for one of the survivors their part in this war was laid out long before.

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