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 The Brink: An Awakened Novel  by James S. Murray

The Brink: An Awakened Novel James S. Murray

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“Murray and Wearmouth’s latest THE BRINK is a white-knuckled rollercoaster. This novel is chocked full of everything I love: strange creatures, a world teetering on the edge, and heroes who I’d want at my side during any firefight. This isn’t just a story hopped on steroids—but one injected with nitrous and blazing on all cylinders. Give me more!” —James Rollins, #1 New York Times bestseller of Crucible 

The sequel to the international bestseller (including #1 Sunday Times bestseller) Awakened, by one of the stars of TruTV’s Impractical Jokers and a bestselling science fiction author.

Former NYC Mayor Tom Cafferty has been haunted by the horror of a single day. The opening of the brand new Z-train subway line beneath the Hudson River—the supposed shining moment of his tenure. But the ribbon-cutting ceremony turned deadly when the train carrying Cafferty’s wife and other citizens was attacked by a horde of hyper intelligent, bloodthirsty creatures previously unknown to humanity.

Everything changed for Cafferty, ex-NYPD officer Sarah Bowcut, and tech-expert Diego Munoz that day. They had uncovered the deadly truth: the attack was no accident.

And now the creatures that wreaked havoc underneath New York have spread worldwide, and with a massive cover-up—and a secret organization holding nations hostage with the knowledge of how to kill them—Cafferty’s team must fight against impossible odds to save the entire planet from an apocalyptic scale disaster.

An explosive and thrilling international adventure, the stakes are even higher in the latest book from bestselling duo James S. Murray and Darren Wearmouth!

 

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 Accents of Horror: Four Flavors of Death  by Chris Snider

Accents of Horror: Four Flavors of Death Chris Snider

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AC CENT [n. ak-sent] - a mark indicating stress

What would you do if you saw a hitchhiker on the side of the road on a rainy night?

What if you saw headlights coming at you over a hill, but they then disappeared into nowhere?

What if the Grim Reaper showed up at your door while you were sitting down to dinner with your family?

What if you were an out of work actor and the man who stole your job sat down beside you in a diner?

All of these questions will be answered by the characters in Accents of Horror: Four Flavors of Death, by horror writer Chris Snider.

BONUS: also included is a short story by #1 Bestselling Thriller Writer Ellen C. Maze (Rabbit: Chasing Beth Rider, The Judging)

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 Real Live Dead Denny  by David Burton

Real Live Dead Denny David Burton

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You have never met a zombie like Denny.

He is stuck in a half-life, forced to suck nuts and play dress-up while protecting his scrabble-loving daughter, trying to understand why he now is as he is, and battling an unexpected evil that knows more than it should.

Denny died at the words of his wife, murdered in the wickedest way imaginable - using his OCD against him. He was an editor, father and husband, and occasionally half-thinks he still is, or at least wants to be. Maybe.

Unfortunately, he isn't brain-dead, but retained his editor's eye and ear, and most of his mind, which infuriates or amuses those he meets, including a psychotic vampire, a sexy wompire, a horror-fan teen and a pee-happy puppy.

Somehow Denny must find a way to retain his sanity, understand his new life and body, save his daughter, and learn to let the bad grammar go.

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Collapse: Dark Days Book 1 by Mark Lukens

Collapse: Dark Days Book 1Mark Lukens

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It started with rumors of a plague that turned people into flesh-eating predators. The governments of the world and the media tried to suppress it, but little by little the truth got out. The economy had been in a free-fall, banks closed, protests turned into riots, people began hoarding and panicking. And then on a Friday morning, the collapse came.

After the government office where Ray Daniels works shuts down, he just wants to get home to his wife and kids. On his arduous journey home, Ray gets a phone call from Craig, his supervisor, inviting him and his family to his home where the answers to the collapse and the Ripper Plague are waiting for him, but the call breaks up and Ray only hears the word Avalon.

When Ray gets home to his family, the TV stations have been replaced with a loop of the president of the United States declaring martial law. The electricity and water are shut off soon after that. They hole up in their bedroom for the night - they have no weapons, little food, and no information about why everything collapsed so quickly.

After Ray's neighbor, Helen, holds a secret meeting to try to fight back against martial law, she asks Ray to help her blind daughter Emma, promising that Emma can help him and his family find the way to Avalon. But what is Avalon, and what does Emma know about it?

Hours later, after soldiers in gas masks take Helen away, Ray has no choice but to flee with his family. Society has crumbled within the last twenty-four hours. Hordes of flesh-eating infected are loose on the streets. The police and military are doing their best to fight back, but they are losing the battle now. The collapse is here, and Ray wants the answers that Craig has, but he must keep his family alive first.

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 Monstrosity: Tales Of Transformation  by Laura Diaz De Arce

Monstrosity: Tales Of Transformation Laura Diaz De Arce

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Dear reader,

When we were children, we dreamed of being heroes. We wanted to slay dragons and defeat the monsters that scared us.

As we grew older, we were forced to try and find our monsters. We had been told they would be easy to spot. Monsters had too much teeth, too much fur, too much size.

These were lies. We stopped wanting to be heroes. We started to want to be more, to be too much. We wanted, needed, more than the world could give us. We wanted more than what we were told we should be. We wanted to become monsters.

Dear reader,

I want three things for you as you read these stories. I hope you find a story that brings you joy. I hope you find a story that gives you some discomfort. Finally, I hope you find a story here that makes you too much, that makes you just a little bit monstrous.

May you be enthralled and entertained by my accounts of monsters... and may these stories help you wake up the monster inside.

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 Attempted Vampirism (The Attempted Vampirism Series Book 1)  by L. G. Estrella

Attempted Vampirism (The Attempted Vampirism Series Book 1) L. G. Estrella

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It's not easy being a vampire – just ask Jonathan.

As the 32nd Lord of Bloodhaven, Jonathan is a vampire noble. Alas, he's a noble in name only. Forget gold, diamonds, and bountiful estates. All he has to his name are one cosy – some would say dilapidated – castle and a reputation as a fine scholar specialising in ancient lore. Of course, given the horrible ends both his father and grandfather met in pursuit of fame and fortune, it's probably for the best that he enjoys the quiet life.

Sadly, his quiet life is about to meet a horrible end of its own.

Think tax collectors are bad? How about… vampire tax collectors?

After a run in with the Blood Alliance Department of Taxation leaves Jonathan with nothing except a dressing gown and a pair of bunny slippers, he has no choice but to leave his quiet life behind. He needs a lot of money, and he needs it now. But at least he can rely on his faithful servants for help, right? Wrong. The only servant he's got left is his old but faithful butler, Miles.

To get his castle and his stuff back, Jonathan and Miles have to take some risks, but the gods aren't going to make it easy for them. After all, these are the same gods who took at least three tries to get the world mostly right, and they have some wonderful surprises up their sleeve.

If Jonathan can survive werewolves, bandits, and eldritch monstrosities, he might just stand a chance. Sure, he's more familiar with a book than a sword, but he'll make it work. Somehow. Maybe. Probably not.

It's not easy being a vampire, but Jonathan is going to give it his best shot.

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 Necromancer. The Complete Series Box Set.  by M.R. Forbes

Necromancer. The Complete Series Box Set. M.R. Forbes

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Everybody hates necromancers.

Death magic? It's disgusting.

And dangerous.

For Conor, it's also the skill that pays the bills. The medication that keeps him cancer free is expensive, and he's terrified to die.

He should be. Death doesn't like being played.

When the promise of a big payout for a small bit of thievery presents itself, Conor is all in. But nothing comes easy when magic is involved, and it isn't long before he's caught up in the machinations of the most powerful wizards on Earth and left with only two ways out:

Will he cheat Death?



Or meet him?



If you like Dresden, Temple, or the Iron Druid, you'll want to meet Conor Night.

Contains: Dead of Night, Dead Red, Dead Stare, Dead End, and the novella Dead Lucky.

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FREE & BARGAIN EBOOKS – {05-23-2019}

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Millennial Vampires Save the Mosquitoes by E.C. Stever

Millennial Vampires Save the MosquitoesE.C. Stever

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Thomas is a free-range, organic, 100% natural vampire. But when the EPA threatens his blood-farming operation, and the mosquitoes on which it depends, Thomas has to do more than send a strongly worded Facebook post.

This young vampire has to bite the power.

A new humorous short story from the author of Dragon Removal Service.

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 The Doll-Master: And Other Tales of Terror  by Joyce Carol Oates

The Doll-Master: And Other Tales of Terror Joyce Carol Oates

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This Bram Stoker Award–winning collection is “certain to stick in your mind long after you’ve turned the last page” (St. Louis Post-Dispatch).
 
Includes “Big Momma,” a finalist for the International Thriller Writers Award for Best Short Story
 
Here are six of Joyce Carol Oates’s most “frightening—and deeply disturbing—short stories” (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette). In the titular story, a boy becomes obsessed with his cousin’s doll after her tragic death. As he grows older, he begins to collect “found dolls” from surrounding neighborhoods . . . each with its own sinister significance.
 
In “Gun Accident,” a teenage girl is delighted to house-sit for her favorite teacher, until an intruder forces his way inside—changing more than one life forever. The collection closes with the taut tale of a mystery bookstore owner whose designs on a rare bookshop in scenic New Hampshire devolve into a menacing game with real-life consequences. “At the heart of each story is a predator-prey relationship, and what makes them so terrifying is that most of us can easily picture ourselves as the prey, at least at some time during our lives” (Minneapolis Star-Tribune).
 
“Everything she writes, in whatever genre, has an air of dread, because she deals in vulnerabilities and inevitabilities, in the desperate needs that drive people . . . to their fates. A sense of helplessness is the essence of horror, and Oates conveys that feeling as well as any writer around.” —Terrence Rafferty, The New York Times Book Review
 
“One of the stranger parts of the human condition may be our deep fascination, and at times troubling exploration, of the darker aspects of our nature . . . No other author explores the ugly, and at times, blazingly unapologetic underbelly of these impulses quite like Joyce Carol Oates in The Doll-Master.” —Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
 
“In her new collection . . . [Oates] relishes moments of gothic melodrama, while rooting them firmly in grindingly ordinary American lives.” —The Guardian
 
“Oates convincingly demonstrates her mastery of the macabre with this superlative story collection . . . This devil’s half-dozen of dread and suspense is a must read.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

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 Those Who Fight Monsters: Tales of Occult Detectives (Vampire Babylon)  by Various Authors

Those Who Fight Monsters: Tales of Occult Detectives (Vampire Babylon) Various Authors

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Got Vampires? Ghosts? Monsters? We Can Help!

Your one-stop-shop for Urban Fantasy's finest anthology of the supernatural. 14 sleuths are gathered together for the first time in all-original tales of unusual cases which require services that go far beyond mere deduction!

Featuring new stories by: Tanya Huff, C. T. Adams and Cathy Clamp, Simon R. Green, T. A. Pratt, Chris Marie Green, Lilith Saintcrow, Rachel Caine, Jackie Kessler, Carrie L. Vaughn, Julie Kenner, C. J. Henderson, Laura Anne Gilman, Justin Gustainis and Caitlin Kittredge.

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FREE & BARGAIN EBOOKS – {05-13-2019}

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 Carnival Of Nightmares (Creepiest Show On Earth Book 2)  by Various Authors

Carnival Of Nightmares (Creepiest Show On Earth Book 2) Various Authors

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You lie awake at night fearing them. Wondering when they will come for you.

Some nights they leave you in peace. Other nights they dig their claws into your mind, taking you to places of sheer terror and unfathomable horror.

Whether it's walking through the haunted house while its secrets threaten to keep you prisoner, or staring at the room of mirrors while the deformed faces of circus freaks smile at you with malicious intent--sooner or later you will realize that what you fear most is the evil which waits beneath the surface of your dreams.

So, tonight when you lay your head down to sleep, remember to say your prayers…

Because you might be mere seconds away from entering…

The Carnival of Nightmares.

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 Oddjobs 2: This time it's Personnel  by Heide Goody

Oddjobs 2: This time it's Personnel Heide Goody

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The Venislarn. Vastly intelligent aliens from another dimension or dribbling insane gods from a distant realm? It's impossible to tell. What's certain is that they're here and they're going to destroy our world.
But, hey, there's no mileage to be gained from telling the kiddywinks that monsters are real…

The consular mission to the Venislarn are the god appeasers and the end of life carers for an oblivious planet. It may be the end of the world as we know it but there are procedures and policies in place and everything should go according to plan.
But, in the city, someone's buying souls door to door, dealing the kind of magical drugs that guarantee a really, really bad trip and, if something isn't done about it, the end of the world might just happen a lot sooner than planned.
Sequel to the hilarious ‘Oddjobs', this is a workplace comedy like no other, featuring face-eating grannies, telepathic spiders, bloodthirsty school kids, murder on the dancefloor, sex-crazed pondlife, and actual stockbrokers from hell.
The weekend can't come soon enough (if it comes at all).

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 A Good and Useful Hurt  by Aric Davis

A Good and Useful Hurt Aric Davis

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Mike is a tattoo artist running his own shop, and Deb is the piercing artist he hires to round out the motley crew at his studio of four. The last thing either expects is romance, but that's exactly what happens when they follow their off-kilter careers and love lives into complete disaster.

When Mike follows a growing trend and tattoos the ashes of deceased loved ones into several customers' tattoos, he has no idea that it will one day provide the solution--and solace--he will sorely need. And when the life of a serial killer tragically collides with the lives of those in the tattoo shop, Mike and Deb will stop at nothing in their quest for revenge, even if it means stepping outside the known boundaries of life and death.

Ink that is full of crematory ashes, a sociopathic killer, and pain in its most raw form combine for one of the most imaginative, haunting thrillers in recent memory. Full of wit and heart, A Good and Useful Hurt delivers the goods with the pain of a needle in skin.

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FREE & BARGAIN EBOOKS – {05-01-2019}

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 Get Kilt: A Zombie Pill  by Raymund Hensley

Get Kilt: A Zombie Pill Raymund Hensley

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An energy pill called Kilt turns the elderly into overactive, dangerous zombies. Time for the walking dead to Get Kilt. A horror comedy novella.

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 The Rats (The Rats Trilogy Book 1)  by James Herbert

The Rats (The Rats Trilogy Book 1) James Herbert

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A special fortieth anniversary edition of The Rats, the classic, bestselling novel that launched James Herbert's career.

With a foreword by Neil Gaiman.

It was only when the bones of the first devoured victims were discovered that the true nature and power of these swarming black creatures with their razor sharp teeth and the taste for human blood began to be realized by a panic-stricken city. For millions of years man and rats had been natural enemies. But now for the first time – suddenly, shockingly, horribly – the balance of power had shifted . . .

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 The Kishi (Tales from Esowon Book 1)  by Antoine Bandele

The Kishi (Tales from Esowon Book 1) Antoine Bandele

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A pacifist monk. A threatening darkness. An innocent village hanging in the balance.

Hoping to escape his dark past, Amana travels to the great village of Bajok in search of redemption. The day he arrives, a young woman is slain and the locals point their fingers at the new arrival.

Amana must overcome the village's trepidation. A demon is on the loose and he fears more will die. The solution is obvious--a swift and brutal counterattack. 

But his vow of peace is the last virtue that remains in his tattered soul.

Is his personal peace more valuable than the lives of the innocent, or will Amana be swallowed by the darkness that has hounded him his entire life?

Delve into an African fantasy inspired by the Angola folklore, where Amana will face mystical villains, ancient secrets, and the demons that smolder within himself.

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 Surge  by Paul DiPersio

Surge Paul DiPersio

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From the author of Wolfheart and Blood Moon Carnival comes a relentless, pulse-pounding, mystery thriller that grabs you by the throat and doesn't let go until the very last page.
Sometimes when life closes a door, it opens a window ... to hell.

Michael Drake came to the quaint seaside town of Fairfield Bay to build condos, and found the girl of his dreams.

Amanda--a beautiful, emerald-eyed, raven-haired mystery woman, way out of his league, soon to be his wife.

Then, one Halloween night during a violent thunderstorm, Amanda answers the phone, and a freak lightning surge stops her heart cold, plunging her into a coma.

When she awakens, she's not the same woman Michael fell in love with ... not the woman he planned to marry.

According to the local neurologist, Doctor Hammond, the tragic accident damaged the delicate neural pathways of Amanda's brain, plaguing her with a litany of bizarre side effects, and altering her personality, maybe forever.

According to the local librarian, Miss Wadsworth, something more sinister is at play. An evil spirit, lurking in the musty attic of Amanda and Michael's antique Colonial, has at last found a portal into this world, and a human vessel in which to unleash its fury.

Michael just wants his fiancée back. And he'll do whatever it takes to save her.

Even if it means following her down a deep, dark hole of pain and suffering to the very bowels of hell.

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