Vampires

FREE & BARGAIN EBOOKS – {08-19-2021}

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Cold Hangs the Midnight: A Ghost Story by Mav Skye

Cold Hangs the Midnight: A Ghost StoryMav Skye

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There's nothing like a haunting to bring people together for the holidays!

Four best friends move into an old Victorian house while attending college, but they could never have predicted what would follow them there. Strange things begin to happen: the grandfather clock chimes thirteen times, a shadow stalks the hallway, haunting voices call for help from the heater vents, and one of the friends begins to wonder what secrets lay buried in the basement. There is no doubt that something is happening at 606 Shadow Falls Lane…but who, what, where? That is indeed a mystery.

On Christmas Eve, a housemate calls in SHIVERS, a ghost investigation team from Salem, Oregon. They discover something far more sinister than a haunting--and it isn't Santa!

For those who love a good old-fashioned ghost story, you'll find that here. With a chilling twist based in ancient lore that readers won't expect, this novel will keep you on your toes until the end.

Merry Christmas, happy reading and…leave the lights on.

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Ghost Road Blues (A Pine Deep Novel Book 1) by Jonathan Maberry

Ghost Road Blues (A Pine Deep Novel Book 1)Jonathan Maberry

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A small town once haunted by a serial killer braces for a new evil in this debut horror novel by the New York Times bestselling author of Ink.

Thirty years ago, a blues musician called the Bone Man killed the devil at the crossroads, only to be beaten and hung like a scarecrow in a cornfield--or so the story goes. Today, the people of Pine Deep celebrate their town's grisly past by luring tourists to the famous haunted hayride, full of chills and scares. But this year as Halloween approaches, "The Spookiest Town in America" will learn the true meaning of fear. Its residents will see the real face of evil lurking behind the masks of ordinary people. They will feel it--in their hearts, in their bones, in their nightmares. Because evil never dies. It only grows stronger . . .

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The Haunting of Ashburn House by Darcy Coates

The Haunting of Ashburn HouseDarcy Coates

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People whisper rumors about a family murdered at Ashburn House. They say its old owner, Edith, went mad in the building, and that restless ghosts walk the halls at night.

When Adrienne arrives on the gothic house's doorstep, all she has is a suitcase, twenty dollars, and her pet cat. She doesn't know why her estranged Aunt Edith bequeathed Ashburn to her, but it's a lifeline she can't afford to refuse.

Adrienne doesn't believe in ghosts, but it's hard to rationalize what she sees. Strange messages have been etched into the wallpaper. Furniture moves when she leaves the room. And a grave hidden in the forest hints at a terrible, unforgivable secret.

Something twisted and evil lives in her house, and Adrienne must race to unravel the decades-old mystery… before she becomes Ashburn's latest victim.

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FREE & BARGAIN EBOOKS – {04-20-2021}

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The Ghost at His Back (Rankin Flats Supernatural Thrillers Book 1) by Cameron Lowe

The Ghost at His Back (Rankin Flats Supernatural Thrillers Book 1)Cameron Lowe

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Ghosts are assholes, and no one knows that better than Garrett, long-suffering seer of the departed. Accompanied by his spectral friend Murphy, he has made a comfortable lifestyle for himself by taking down his city's worst elements, but life is about to take some very strange turns for the beleaguered vigilante.

A serial killer with eerie parallels to Garrett stalks the city's streets, always on the lookout for his next victim, while a secretive gang of ritualistic psychopaths hunts for the thief who took out one of their own. Caught in the cross-hairs, it's all Garrett and Murphy can do to stay one step ahead of their newest enemies.

To complicate things further, an enticing acquaintance has come back to Rankin Flats. Happiness might seem within reach for Garrett, but to stand a chance with her, he'll have to consider doing the one thing most likely to drive her away - telling her the truth.

Grab your copy of The Ghost at His Back today, and be sure to check out the rest of the Rankin Flats supernatural thrillers, available now!

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Growth by Jeff Jacobson

GrowthJeff Jacobson

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"A talent with an amazing ability to astonish." --David Morrell

This Time The Enemy Is Inside You

Corn is America's grain and the very stuff of life. Now, scientists have created a genetically modified strain that repels all pests. It also unknowingly contains the DNA of a rare species of fungus that is invasive, virulently infectious, and very deadly.

First, the fungus eats through your skin. Then, growths appear on your body, sprouting like hideously malignant mushrooms. Finally, the skin cracks and splits, releasing countless spores into the air. First you die--but the worst is still to come--the fungus uses your body. To kill. In a desperate attempt to check the invasion, millions of acres of cornfields have been burned down. But the epidemic has a relentless life of its own--and it will not be stopped.

In the small town of Sutter Creek, Illinois, a container of corn seeds has been planted--and a new strain of nightmare has been unleashed. This year's crop won't taste like any other.

This year's crop will eat you alive. And Sutter's Creek is ground zero for an epidemic that could destroy the world.

"Jacobson sets the stage masterfully. . .slowly increasing the tension until things explode in spectacular fashion." --Mystery Scene on Sleep Tight

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Rockinghorse by William W. Johnstone

RockinghorseWilliam W. Johnstone

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It came in the dead of night--a rhythmic creaking sound that only the children could hear.
Jackie and Johnny tried not to listen. But it called to them, whispering of evil, luring them
into the darkness of the attic.

With its brightly colored saddle and painted-on eyes, it was the most beautiful rocking horse Jackie and Johnny had ever seen. But as they took turns riding it, they didn't see its tail twitch or its lips curve into a terrifying grin. They couldn't hear the faint whicker that echoed among the shadows.

They couldn't know that their own innocent eyes had taken on a strange new gleam . . .

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Idol Worship by Rhonnie Fordham

Idol WorshipRhonnie Fordham

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The serial killer industry remains lucrative. Crime shows, slasher movies, podcasts, clickbait. Serial killers are everywhere... especially in the world's collective psyche. So what news anchor wouldn't seize the opportunity to interview a still at-large psychopath? Especially one as infamous as The Mayberry Murderer.

Join Erika Lee, her crew, and Dr. Celeste Newton on a journey into the heart of Stanwyck, Georgia. A small southern town home to hospitality and to one of the most vicious serial killers in American history. For one night, the team has access to The Mayberry Murderer's childhood home... as well as an exclusive interview with the insidious icon.

Similar to the dark thrillers of Robert Bloch and Thomas Harris, Idol Worship ushers the serial killer subgenre into a new exciting era!

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My Favorite Story Podcast Author Anthology by Multiple Authors

My Favorite Story Podcast Author AnthologyMultiple Authors

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Project Entertainment Network Presents... My Favorite Story Anthology

Fifteen podcast hosts and authors share their favorite short story they've ever written...

"Spirits" by James A. Moore
"The Tin Box" by Kelli Owen
"Short Straw" by Jay Wilburn
"The Rag And Bone Man" by John Urbancik
"The Priest" by Jaimie Engle
"Seven Eight One Five Four" by Amber Fallon
"Kins" by Mary SanGiovanni
"Rainforest of Bones" by Armand Rosamilia
"Put On A Happy Face" by Christopher Golden
"Mr. Giggles" by Frank J. Edler
"M.E.N.TOR by Thomas R. Clark
"I Sing A New Psalm" by Brian Keene
"Dandelion Yellow" by Erin Sweet Al-Mehairi
"Dead Beckoning" by Chuck Buda
"Pegleg And Paddy Save The World" by Jonathan Maberry

Why are they the author's favorite story? You'll have to read it to find out!

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The Devil, Angels, and Demons: A Rogue Demon Wants His Own Hell and He Will Go to War with the Devil and a Chosen Woman to Get It by Patty Lesser

The Devil, Angels, and Demons: A Rogue Demon Wants His Own Hell and He Will Go to War with the Devil and a Chosen Woman to Get ItPatty Lesser

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Like most people, Alida has contemplated one of life's biggest mysteries: What happens to your soul when you die? What if it is stolen by a cruel demon, and your eternity's resting place becomes an empty locker in a secret cavern? What if the Biblical hell was a real place, where real people suffered unspeakably? It is real, and it's a horrifying place, where the souls of good people are imprisoned with no hope for escape or rescue ... until Alida appears.

Putting her life in jeopardy, Alida battles a wicked demon and even the devil to win the right to free the souls and return them to their own graves, where they can rest in peace.

The Devil, Angels, and Demons is a story of love and hate, friends and enemies, religion and history, and the eternal battle between good and evil. It tells the story of a lost woman who changes her life when she saves the souls of good people being imprisoned by the demon for his own narcissistic pleasure. What she experiences in the process will change her life forever.

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FREE & BARGAIN EBOOKS – {03-02-2021}

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Trouser's Edge by Carl Lee

Trouser's EdgeCarl Lee

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For Emery Trouser life was safe and mundane, contented and nondescript.
Or so he thought.
And then a portal to Hell opened in his kitchen.
He hadn't expected that.
So imagine his surprise upon discovering he was also a hunted pawn in a much bigger game and that the very fate of Hell lay partly in his hands.

This is Book 1 of The Trouser Trilogy.

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Children of the Night: A Vampire Novel by Dan Simmons

Children of the Night: A Vampire NovelDan Simmons

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"Simmons writes like a hot-rodding angel." –Stephen King

An evil legacy comes to life in this classic and ultimately human novel about believable vampires, featuring a brand-new introduction by Dan Simmons. Children of the Night will take you to a place that no one knows--yet all of us fear.

In a desolate orphanage in post-Communist Romania, a desperately ill infant is given the wrong blood transfusion--and flourishes rather than dies. For immunologist Kate Neuman, the infant's immune system may hold the key to cure cancer and AIDS. Kate adopts the baby and takes him home to the States. But baby Joshua holds a link to an ancient clan and their legendary leader--Vlad Tsepes, the original Dracula – whose agents kidnap the child. Against impossible odds and vicious enemies– both human and vampire – Kate and her ally, Father Mike O'Rourke, steal into Romania to get her baby back.

"A mesmerizing tour through the ghostly, gray tatters of Romania." –Publishers Weekly

"Simmons gives a chilling description of post-Ceausescu Romania and neatly ties the vampire legend into political history to create a new and clever twist to the idea of the vampire's craving for blood." –Library Journal

"His best novel ever… Toothsomely well written." –Kirkus

"Brilliant ideas… The most rigorous and interesting scientific rationale for vampirism I've ever seen… You keep turning the pages." –Locus

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Friday Night in Beast House by Richard Laymon

Friday Night in Beast HouseRichard Laymon

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Mark and Alison don't believe the gruesome legends of Beast House. But they'll learn the truth when they sneak in late one night.

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Helminth by S. Alessandro  Martinez

HelminthS. Alessandro Martinez

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Rei would do anything for those she loves.

As her best friend, Abby, struggles to cope with the sudden loss of her husband, Rei and her closest girlfriends take her to a beautiful lakeside house nestled in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, hoping that a weekend of support from long-time friends will help Abby along her road of emotional recovery.

But as the young women get settled, Rei begins to notice there's something wrong with the place. Could this peaceful, idyllic location be hiding an ancient evil below the waters of the lake? Or are the problems wholly within Abby herself, who seems to be losing her grip on reality? When unexplainable, nightmarish things occur, Rei realizes this weekend getaway may turn into their last outing.

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FREE & BARGAIN EBOOKS – {01-30-2021}

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Awfully Appetizing (The Corpse-Eater Saga Book 1) by Leod Fitz

Awfully Appetizing (The Corpse-Eater Saga Book 1)Leod Fitz

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Walter Keppler is a quiet, private man. He lives in a trailer park at the edge of town, and is working hard to pay off the startup loan he needed for his funeral home. In his spare time, he likes to camp, fish, and eat roadkill.
Walter Keppler is a ghoul, raised by humans. He's one of the many monsters who calls the town of Collinswood Colorado home, but he's spent most of his life struggling against his darker nature, and trying to stay as far away from the rest of the creatures of the night as he possibly can.
Unfortunately, they're not willing to stay away from him. After an attempt on his life, Walter must abandon his quiet life and embroil himself in a world of blood, violence, and political intrigue. And somewhere in all of that, he needs to buy his mother a birthday present.

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Anno Dracula by Kim Newman

Anno DraculaKim Newman

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"Kim Newman's Anno Dracula is back in print, and we must celebrate. It was the first mash-up of literature, history and vampires, and now, in a world in which vampires are everywhere, it's still the best, and its bite is just as sharp. Compulsory reading, commentary, and mindgame: glorious." - Neil Gaiman

"Politics, horror, and romance are woven together in this brilliantly imagined and realized novel. Newman's prose is a delight, his attention to detail is spellbinding." - Time Out

"Stephen King assumes we hate vampires; Anne Rice makes it safe to love them, because they hate themselves. Kim Newman suspects that most of us live with them… Anno Dracula is the definitive account of that post-modern species, the self-obsessed undead." - New York Times

"Anno Dracula will leave you breathless... one of the most creative novels of the year." - Seattle Times

"Powerful... compelling entertainment... a fiendishly clever banquet of dark treats." - San Francisco Chronicle

'A ripping yarn, an adventure romp of the best blood, and a satisfying… read' - Washington Post Book World

"The most comprehensive, brilliant, dazzlingly audacious vampire novel to date. 'Ultimate' seems an apt description... Anno Dracula is at once playful, horrific, intelligent, and revelatory." - Locus

"A marvelous marriage of political satire, melodramatic intrigue, gothic horror, and alternative history. Not to be missed." - The Independent

"Once you start reading this Victorian-era thriller, you will not be satiated until you reach the end." - Ain't It Cool

"Anno Dracula is the smart, hip Year Zero of the vampire genre's ongoing revolution." - Paul McAuley

"Kim Newman brings Dracula back home in the granddaddy of all vampire adventures. Anno Dracula couldn't be more fun if Bram Stoker had scripted it for Hammer. It's a beautifully constructed Gothic epic that knocks almost every other vampire novel out for the count." - Christopher Fowler

"The most interesting take on the Dracula story... to date. Recommending this one to all those that love Dracula and historical fiction!" - RexRobotReviews

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It is 1888 and Queen Victoria has remarried, taking as her new consort Vlad Tepes, the Wallachian Prince infamously known as Count Dracula. Peppered with familiar characters from Victorian history and fiction, the novel follows vampire Geneviève Dieudonné and Charles Beauregard of the Diogenes Club as they strive to solve the mystery of the Ripper murders.

Anno Dracula is a rich and panoramic tale, combining horror, politics, mystery and romance to create a unique and compelling alternate history. Acclaimed novelist Kim Newman explores the darkest depths of a reinvented Victorian London.

This brand-new edition of the bestselling novel contains unique bonus material, including a new afterword from Kim Newman, annotations, articles and alternate endings to the original novel.

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RUSSKI DREAD: A Collection of Short Horror Stories Set in Russia by Artyom Dereschuk

RUSSKI DREAD: A Collection of Short Horror Stories Set in RussiaArtyom Dereschuk

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The voices coming from an old apartment below conspire to kill you.

The flood in a small village brings something wicked from the forbidden forest.

A game cartridge for a pirated Russian gaming console is not what it seems.


"RUSSKI DREAD" brings you short horror stories set in Russia. Stories that could happen only in one place, where the otherworldly terrors are just another layer of dread that looms over the endless state. Whatever kind of horror you desire, from paranormal tales of suspense to brutal slasher flicks - Russia has them all.

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FREE & BARGAIN EBOOKS – {11-23-2020}

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The Ways of Khrem by D. Nathan Hilliard

The Ways of KhremD. Nathan Hilliard

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Welcome to Khrem, a vast and ancient city of grim wonder...

Cargill the Bookseller has a secret. This quiet dealer in rare tomes was once a career criminal of extraordinary skill. But the narrow escapes of that life took their toll on him, and thus he retired. Shaken and world-weary, he settled into the quiet role of an upper-middle class merchant.
Now that peaceful life has come to an end.
An idealistic young Watch Captain has discovered his secret and intends to use Cargill's experience for his own purposes. Soon Cargill's life explodes as he finds himself caught between horrific killers, duty-bound Watchmen, and a monstrous god of justice who has his own unspoken agenda. To his dismay he ends up crossing paths with man-eating monsters, insane priests, and a deadly phantom that is somehow connected to the only woman he ever loved.But Cargill is more than he appears, and it isn't long till he throws the rules out the window and brings his own considerable skills to bear. Now he must try to protect his current life while using his abilities to tackle dangers from a whole new side of the law...and at the same time try and keep his past separate from his present.
It's everything he ever feared catching up with him, but at the same time he might just find a bit of something he didn't even know he needed...
...redemption.

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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire HunterSeth Grahame-Smith

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Indiana. Moonlight falls through the dense woods that surround a one-room cabin, where a nine-year-old Abraham Lincoln kneels at his suffering mother's bedside. She's been stricken with something the old-timers call "Milk Sickness."

"My baby boy..." she whispers before dying.

Only later will the grieving Abe learn that his mother's fatal affliction was actually the work of a vampire.

When the truth becomes known to young Lincoln, he writes in his journal, "henceforth my life shall be one of rigorous study and devotion. I shall become a master of mind and body. And this mastery shall have but one purpose..." Gifted with his legendary height, strength, and skill with an ax, Abe sets out on a path of vengeance that will lead him all the way to the White House.

While Abraham Lincoln is widely lauded for saving a and freeing millions of slaves, his valiant fight against the forces of the undead has remained in the shadows for hundreds of years. That is, until Seth Grahame-Smith stumbled upon The Secret Journal of Abraham Lincoln, and became the first living person to lay eyes on it in more than 140 years.

Using the journal as his guide and writing in the grand biographical style of Doris Kearns Goodwin and David McCullough, Seth has reconstructed the true life story of our greatest president for the first time-all while revealing the hidden history behind the Civil War and uncovering the role vampires played in the birth, growth, and near-death of our nation.

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Nothing To Lose: The Adventures of Captain Nothing by Steve Vernon

Nothing To Lose: The Adventures of Captain NothingSteve Vernon

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So you think you know all about superheroes? Those guys in the capes and the lightly starched spandex speedoes. Leaping tall buildings and always getting the girl.

You don't know nothing.

Join Steve Vernon, Nova Scotia's hardest working horror writer, as he takes you into the world of Captain Nothing. It's a world without hope, a world that is as cold and dark as a landlord's heart, three days after the rent is due. It's a world that could give the Batman a case of the squirming night fears. NOTHING TO LOSE is a collection of stories that will show you the darker side of courage. It will show you the shadows in a hero's heart.

Go on. I dare you to take a closer look.

You've got nothing to lose.

"If Harlan Ellison, Richard Matheson and Robert Bloch had a three-way sex romp in a hot tub, and then a team of scientists came in and filtered out the water and mixed the leftover DNA into a test tube, the resulting genetic experiment would most likely grow up into Steve Vernon." – Bookgasm

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Dracula's Child by J.S. Barnes

Dracula's ChildJ.S. Barnes

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Evil never truly dies...and some legends live forever. The dark heart of Bram Stoker's classic is reborn; capturing the voice, tone, style and characters of the original yet with a modern sensibility this novel is perfect for fans of Dracula and contemporary horror.

"Inventive and spooky" Mark Gatiss, co-creator of the hit BBC series Dracula and Sherlock

It has been some years since Jonathan and Mina Harker survived their ordeal in Transylvania and, vanquishing Count Dracula, returned to England to try and live ordinary lives.

But shadows linger long in this world of blood feud and superstition - and, the older their son Quincey gets, the deeper the shadows that lengthen at the heart of the Harkers' marriage. Jonathan has turned back to drink; Mina finds herself isolated inside the confines of her own family; Quincey himself struggles to live up to a family of such high renown.

And when a gathering of old friends leads to unexpected tragedy, the very particular wounds in the heart of the Harkers' marriage are about to be exposed...

There is darkness both within the marriage and without - for new evil is arising on the Continent. A naturalist is bringing a new species of bat back to London; two English gentlemen, on their separate tours of the Continent, find a strange quixotic love for each other, and stumble into a calamity far worse than either has imagined; and the vestiges of something forgotten long ago is finally beginning to stir...

"This epic tale of madness, temptation, and political scandal set in early-twentieth-century England strikes a resonant chord with today's political climate" Booklist

'A patchwork of dark thrills, woven skilfully from new and familiar voices - Dracula's Child is a macabre delight' Aliya Whiteley, author of The Beauty

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