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FREE & BARGAIN EBOOKS – {11-06-2020}

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October's Gone: A Thrilling Post-Apocalyptic Survival Story by David W. Wright

October's Gone: A Thrilling Post-Apocalyptic Survival StoryDavid W. Wright

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From the bestselling authors of Yesterday's Gone, Karma Police, WhiteSpace, and more comes a new tense post-apocalyptic thriller that will leave you guessing until the very end.

On October 15, Elizabeth Coombs wakes up from one nightmare to find herself in another ...

Her husband and son have gone on a midnight fishing trip and the world outside has changed in subtle but unmistakable ways.

There's a freak storm, strange lights in the sky, sounds that don't seem right, and something lurking outside her rental cabin -- something that should not be.

At first, Liz tries to tell herself it's all in her head, symptoms of her mental illness, symptoms she tries to treat with pills. The same pills her abusive husband derides her for taking.

Maybe she's just on edge because, in two days, she secretly plans to take her son and leave with her best friend, going far away where her husband can never hurt them again.

Everything will be okay, she tells herself.

But then her son returns home alone with no idea where his father is.

Just one problem, she knows her son is lying.

The boy KNOWS what happened. Why isn't he telling her?

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The Truth Circle by Cameron Ayers

The Truth CircleCameron Ayers

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A B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree

Six strangers. Seven days. 
Seventy-five square miles of wilderness. 
One common goal: survive.


When a nature retreat takes a disastrous turn, six hapless suburbanites find themselves stranded in Pennsylvania's largest wildlife preserve.

Unable to escape or contact the outside world, they must adapt to this harsh environment to survive, even as burgeoning rivalries slowly splinter the group into warring factions.

But they aren't the only ones in the forest. Their presence has stirred threats beyond imagination, which will force uneasy alliances as all of them confront dark truths about one another ... and themselves.

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Mindless Violence by Alex Hill

Mindless ViolenceAlex Hill

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Slaughtering innocent people....it's a game to some......

Laura hates the trains, her job, and especially her boss.
What she'd give to be free from it all.
To say 'screw you' and walk away.
That was then.
Now that part of her life feels like heaven.

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FREE & BARGAIN EBOOKS – {09-17-2020}

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Corner House by Stephen Barnard

Corner HouseStephen Barnard

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Claustrophobic terror behind closed doors.

Three days, four max; that's all Coop said it would be.

Gabriel Evers agrees to help his slacker friend with a university project: a short film documenting the sheltered lives of the reclusive Farley family. They live in the Corner House, and - apart from the father - they never leave, self-sufficient and safe from the horrors of the outside world.

But is Gabe safe from them? As he learns more and more about their peculiar routines and habits he cannot shake off the creeping sense of dread. Are the smiles real or hiding something more sinister? And what about the note left for him by one of the children? 'Help me. Get me out of here.'

Torn between loyalty to his friend, his attraction to the eldest Farley daughter, and a desire to find out who it is that feels like a prisoner in their own home, Gabriel Evers journeys to the darkest of places without having to leave the confines of the Corner House.

Leave? Why would anyone want to leave?

A novel of suspense and intensifying horror, 'Corner House' will make you question whether home is truly where the heart is.

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The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James

The Sun Down MotelSimone St. James

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AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Something hasn't been right at the roadside Sun Down Motel for a very long time, and Carly Kirk is about to find out why in this chilling new novel from the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of The Broken Girls.


Upstate New York, 1982. Viv Delaney wants to move to New York City, and to help pay for it she takes a job as the night clerk at the Sun Down Motel in Fell, New York. But something isnʼt right at the motel, something haunting and scary.

Upstate New York, 2017. Carly Kirk has never been able to let go of the story of her aunt Viv, who mysteriously disappeared from the Sun Down before she was born. She decides to move to Fell and visit the motel, where she quickly learns that nothing has changed since 1982. And she soon finds herself ensnared in the same mysteries that claimed her aunt.

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Five Days Post Mortem: A Gripping Serial Killer Thriller (Violet Darger Book 5) by L.T. Vargus

Five Days Post Mortem: A Gripping Serial Killer Thriller (Violet Darger Book 5)L.T. Vargus

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Her body floats. A bloated thing half atop the river. Naked. Pale. Mouth and eyes open wide.

When two fishermen discover a corpse floating in the Clackamas river, profiler Violet Darger heads to rural Oregon to hunt another serial killer. What she discovers in the woods might change the course of her life.

What secrets does the water conceal?

The girl in the water marks the third such case in the area -- all drowned with superficial stab wounds and discovered in a body of water -- and Darger feels certain she won't be the last.

The corpses are badly decomposed. The flesh purpled and softened from their time in the water. The forensic evidence distorted by decay and the elements.

But the victims share one more thing in common -- all were discovered roughly five days post mortem. A coincidence? Something with meaning to be discerned?

Darger suspects the timeline to be significant, but without evidence, she can only guess as to why. That sets up what might be the key to the case:

What is the killer doing to the victims for the four days between their deaths and dumping their bodies?

It's Darger's first case without Loshak, and it will test her like none before.

This pulse-pounding thriller will have you holding your breath until the final page. Fans of John Sandford, Karin Slaughter, Gillian Flynn, and Lisa Gardner should check out the Violet Darger series.

The books in the series can be read in any order, so grab Five Days Post Mortem and get started today.

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FREE & BARGAIN EBOOKS – {01-27-2020}

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                                                                                What Haunts Me: The Ghost Hunters (Ghost Killer Book 1)                                                 by Margaret Millmore

What Haunts Me: The Ghost Hunters (Ghost Killer Book 1) Margaret Millmore

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After George gets ill, the dreams begin. Suppressed memories surface, allowing him to see ghosts, and a deeply buried instinct emerges.

George finds out he can kill these monsters, and heal their victims. The ability to save lives is something he cannot ignore, but it soon becomes an obsession and begins to eat away at George's sanity.

His quest for understanding leads him to new friends and allies, and exposes him to enemies he could have never imagined. But in the end, can you kill something that's already dead?

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                                                                                Ashes and Entropy                                                 by Multiple Authors

Ashes and Entropy Multiple Authors

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"The editor's claim that the first season of True Detective was a big inspiration for this anthology is evident: Ashes and Entropy sports a finely balanced mixture of grit, crime and blood along with the irrational, occult and weird."–Rue Morgue

Stand on the precipice and prepare to dive down through the event horizon into the bleak and mind-shattering void of both the cosmos and of humanity.

Nightscape Press is proud to present ASHES AND ENTROPY edited by Robert S. Wilson, an anthology of cosmic horror and noir/neo-noir. ASHES AND ENTROPY is beautifully illustrated by Luke Spooner and includes brand new stories by Laird Barron, Damien Angelica Walters, John Langan, Kristi DeMeester, Jon Padgett, Nadia Bulkin, Jayaprakash Satyamurthy, Lucy A. Snyder, Tim Waggoner, Jessica McHugh, Paul Michael Anderson, Max Booth III, Lynne Jamneck, Greg Sisco, Lisa Mannetti, Nate Southard, Erinn L. Kemper, Matthew M. Bartlett, Autumn Christian, and more.

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                                                                                The Pen Pal                                                 by Holly Copella

The Pen Pal Holly Copella

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In order to save her friend, she must enter the mind of a serial killer.

When her best friend is abducted, no one believes Jolynn saw it in a psychic vision. With nowhere to turn, Jolynn reluctantly joins Agent Harris Slade and his team on their hunt for a sadistic serial killer known only as "The Pen Pal". Finally confronted with the killer, Jolynn realizes she must enter the mind of the psychopath in order to stop the brutal killings. But when her vision reveals a particularly disturbing death, can Jolynn sacrifice her lover for her friend?

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FREE & BARGAIN EBOOKS – {07-19-2019}

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 Feast of Fates (Four Feasts till Darkness Book 1)  by Christian A. Brown

Feast of Fates (Four Feasts till Darkness Book 1) Christian A. Brown

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"An unmissable dark fantasy tale,"--Kirkus (starred review)

"While you wait for Game of Thrones..."--ForeWord Clarion

Morigan lives a quiet life as the handmaiden to a fatherly old sorcerer named Thackery. But when she crosses paths with Caenith, a not wholly mortal man, her world changes forever. Their meeting sparks long buried magical powers deep within Morigan. As she attempts to understand her newfound abilities, unbidden visions begin to plague her--visions that show a horrific madness descending on one of the Immortal Kings who rules the land. With Morigan growing more powerful each day, the leaders of the realm soon realize that this young woman could hold the key to their destruction. Suddenly, Morigan finds herself beset by enemies, and she must master her mysterious gifts if she is to survive.

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 In My Father's Basement: A Serial Killer Novel  by T.J. Payne

In My Father's Basement: A Serial Killer Novel T.J. Payne

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Just your average father-son story. But with abduction, torture, and murder.

Out of nowhere, a retired 60-year old handyman goes on a murder-spree, abducting healthy young people and torturing them with hand-tools.

After he's caught, a media fascination in The Handyman swells. People want to know why he snapped. They want to hear ALL the grisly details.

But he'll only tell his gruesome story to one person-- His estranged son.

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 The Caine File  by Angela Ciccolo

The Caine File Angela Ciccolo

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Church officials claim demons possess Sam Charleroi, but Father Robert Malveaux isn't convinced. The disillusioned church lawyer knows his superiors are capable of manipulating a child for their own ends, especially one who's the center of the latest ecclesiastic sex-abuse scandal. To Malveaux's mind, Sam's "possession" is nothing more than psychological trauma, coupled with the stress of his parents' divorce and preexisting mental illness.
Elderly, spiritually sensitive Mae Etta doesn't share Malveaux's certainty. She remembers her childhood friend Harold's death, his bloodless skin left carefully folded. Now Sam seems connected to Harold's spirit, and a skinned corpse lies in the local jail, the remains of a guest arrested at the Charleroi estate--a fact that doesn't escape Sheriff Roger Luby.

As Luby continues his investigation and the Charleroi family threatens to implode, Malveaux struggles to differentiate between church politics and actual possession. The stakes are high. The rigors of an exorcism can kill. And if demons truly torment the child, they want Malveaux's soul.

The answer to the priest's dilemma may lie in The Caine File, an ecclesiastic text documenting demonic activity through the ages. But can the priest believe what the file contains?

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 Salem Burning by Daniel Sugar

Salem BurningDaniel Sugar

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In 1692, a disreputable young man named Kyle Edwards breaks his engagement by accusing his fiancee, Lilly Parris, of witchcraft.

Kyle is a liar; he does not believe in witchcraft, he is simply trying to get rid of Lilly. But Kyle is in for a shock because, as it turns out, Lilly really is a witch.

"Salem Burning" is a fast-paced, brand-new take on the Salem witch trials.

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SCREAM OF THE DAY FOR FRIDAY

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 Ritual Dreams (Dreams and Reality Book 14)  by Hadena James

Ritual Dreams (Dreams and Reality Book 14) Hadena James

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Row, row, row your boat, gently down the stream, merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, let me hear you scream.

Aislinn Cain and SCTU Team Alpha heads to Tallahassee, Florida to do battle with a serial killer unlike any they have ever faced before. The victims endure psychological as well as physical torture at the hands of this merciless murderer. The crimes are staged as hate crimes. However, Ace and Lucas agree that each death appears to be a form of punishment, creating doubts that hate is the true motive.

Identifying and capturing this killer is the easiest part for Ace. Deciding if justice is being served is more difficult, as this killer doesn't fit into the black and white morality, she has constructed for herself.

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FREE & BARGAIN EBOOKS – {09-27-2018}

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In the Belly of the Beast by Ben Monroe

In the Belly of the BeastBen Monroe

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"It is absolutely necessary, for the peace and safety of mankind, that some of earth's dark, dead corners and unplumbed depths be let alone; lest sleeping abnormalities wake to resurgent life, and blasphemously surviving nightmares squirm and splash out of their black lairs to newer and wider conquests..."

–H.P. Lovecraft

In the Belly of the Beast is inspired by the works of H. P. Lovecraft and the epic tabletop game Cthulhu Wars, published by Petersen Games.

The novel, In the Belly of the Beast, tells the story of a small group of human survivors trying to find a safe haven amidst the ruins of civilization. While traveling through a treacherous mountain pass, they find themselves caught between rival cults, and discover there are worse things in the cold places of the world than frostbite.

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Babylon Fading: Bizarre Fiction & Verse by William Cook

Babylon Fading: Bizarre Fiction & VerseWilliam Cook

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Bizarre. Strange. Disturbing. Epistolary. Surreal . . . These are all adjectives that describe William Cook's latest collection of short fiction and poetry. 'Babylon Fading: Bizarre Fiction & Verse,' is a compilation of both published and unpublished pieces that defy categorisation. The stories and poems (barely) contained in this book will no doubt disgust and delight Cook's growing legion of readers. Complimenting the text are the fantastically disturbing art-works of the late, Joseph Donald Myers - reproduced here with kind permission by his estate. If you like the strange and the macabre, this new collection is for you. Grab your copy now (also available in a print edition).

About King Billy Publications

King Billy Publications exclusively publish the dark literary fiction and psychological horror stories of William Cook. We love publishing stories, both for kindle and print, that appeal to adult readers of Horror, Supernatural, Thriller, Occult and most types of Dark Fiction. KBP strive to bring you fresh, new kindle stories throughout the year. Our high standards of editing, formatting, lay-out and quality content, ensure that Cook's frightening tales of serial killers, ghosts, haunted entities, vampires, villains, monsters, demons and other Gothic grotesquery, are presented to you in such a way that you'll want to read more. KBP are also the publishers of Fresh Fear: An Anthology of Macabre Horror featuring stories by Ramsey Campbell, JF Gonzales, Jack Dann, Charlee Jacob, Robert Dunbar, Adam Millard, Christine Morgan and BillieSue Mosiman to name a few. So if you love dark psychological thrillers laced with literary horror, check out KBP's range for some of the best new horror books in 2018.

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Jinxed by Thommy Hutson

JinxedThommy Hutson

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"... a gore-filled throwback to the classic teen slasher flick genre ... Graphically detailed descriptions make it clear that this work of horror isn't for the faint of heart."
~Publishers Weekly


"... a Must Read for Classic Horror Fans ... an expertly paced, cinematic slasher in a setting that would make Agatha Christie proud. Inevitable and shocking. Brutal and beautiful. Homage and originality. Comedy and Tragedy. Thommy Hutson could easily take on the mantle as the next Lois Duncan..."
~Waylon Jordan, iHorror.com



"Thommy Hutson is the ultimate authority in nostalgia-driven storytelling."
--Clive Barker, Bestselling Author of Books of Blood and The Thief of Always


"Jinxed is the teen whodunit that Wes Craven and Lois Duncan never made. Hutson has created the best new slasher franchise since Scream."
--Peter M. Bracke, Author of Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th


"A dark, tension-filled thriller that's wicked to the very end. Bad luck was never so much fun!"
--Jeffrey Reddick, Creator of Final Destination


Break a mirror

Walk under a ladder

Step on a crack

Innocent childhood superstitions …

But someone at the Trask Academy of Performing Arts is taking things one deadly step further when the campus is rocked with the deaths of some of its star students.

Layna Curtis, a talented, popular senior, soon realizes that the seemingly random, accidental deaths of her friends aren't random--or accidents--at all. Someone has taken the childhood games too far, using the idea of superstitions to dispose of their classmates. As Layna tries to convince people of her theory, she uncovers the terrifying notion that each escalating, gruesome murder leads closer to its final victim: her.

Will Layna's opening night also be her final bow?

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The August Devils by Thomas Washburn Jr

The August DevilsThomas Washburn Jr

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As an elderly couple prepares to retire, strange things begin to happen. Something ancient and voracious lurks hidden in the woods among the shadows. Waiting for the right moment to quench an unrelenting blood lust.
Not everything is as it appears to be in Cedar Mills, Maine.

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Serial Killer Z: Infection by Philip Harris

Serial Killer Z: InfectionPhilip Harris

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Every patient zero has a doctor.

Edward Taylor just killed a man. It wasn't the first time but it could be the last. For the last twenty years, he's been careful, hiding his true self behind a mask of humanity. But now someone out there knows what Edward is, and he has no idea what they're planning to do with that knowledge.

When he's approached by a journalist working to bring down controversial research lab, Hunter Neurologics, Edward's personal and work life collide. Cornered, and with his paranoia growing, he's forced to take action and triggers a sequence of events that might just unleash a plague of the dead on the world.

Dexter meets The Walking Dead in this gripping prequel to the brand new horror series, Serial Killer Z.

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