FREE & BARGAIN EBOOKS – {03-12-2021}

Dead Stop by D. Nathan Hilliard

Dead StopD. Nathan Hilliard

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Welcome to the Textro Truck Stop…where they have hot food, hot coffee, and even hotter waitresses.
It’s a slow Friday night at the Textro, and business isn’t expected to pick up until the football game lets out in nearby Masonfield. Deke, backed up by his friend Harley, is here on a mission of romance. Rachel Sutherland has come to unwind from a bad day at the clinic. Thomas “Grandpa Tom” Burns and “Leaping” Larry Brown are just dropping in for some diesel and coffee while, across the diner, Holly just wants to get her socially disastrous boyfriend, Gerald, home. Waitresses Stacey and Marisa are taking it easy, serving the few patrons while waiting for the game crowd to arrive.
But things are about to get busy in an unexpected and very deadly way.
There is a storm coming in and the crowd that arrives with it isn’t from Masonfield…at least, not anymore. These unexpected guests are from the nearby Mazon County Cemetery, and they have their own idea of what should be on the menu. Now a dwindling collection of locals, waitresses, truckers, out-of-towners, and one astonished veterinarian find themselves in a desperate fight for survival against a foe they thought only existed in the movies. And as the night wears on they discover they only have until dawn to escape with any hope to survive.

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The Devil of Nanking by Mo Hayder

The Devil of NankingMo Hayder

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“Exceedingly creepy . . . The diabolically gifted British author spins a fascinating mystery from the legacy of Japanese atrocities during World War II.”Entertainment Weekly

With the redolent atmosphere of Ian Rankin and the spine-chilling characters of Thomas Harris, Mo Hayder’s The Devil of Nanking takes the reader on an electrifying literary ride from the palatial apartments of yakuza kingpins to deep inside the secret history of one of the twentieth century’s most brutal events: the Nanking Massacre.

A young Englishwoman obsessed with an indecipherable past, Grey comes to Tokyo seeking a lost piece of film footage of the notorious 1937 Nanking Massacre, footage some say never existed. Only one man can help Grey. A survivor of the massacre, he is now a visiting professor at a university in Tokyo. But he will have nothing to do with her.

So Grey accepts a job in an upmarket nightspot, where a certain gangster may be the key to gaining the professor’s trust. An old man in a wheelchair surrounded by a terrifying entourage, the gangster is rumored to rely on a mysterious elixir for his continued health. Taut, gritty, sexy, and harrowing, The Devil of Nanking is an incomparable literary thriller set in one of the world’s most fascinating cities–Tokyo–from an internationally bestselling author.

“A haunting, lyrical, disturbing, important, suspenseful, wonderfully written and beautiful book.” –Harlan Coben

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Hag Night by Tim Curran

Hag NightTim Curran

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Nearly 200 years ago they turned Cobton into a graveyard.

They rose from the darkness and drained it dry, feeding off its citizens, one by one by one, their terrible thirst sparing no one. The village was shunned as cursed ground, its tall, narrow houses fell to decay.

The Resurrection.

Now the haunted ruins of Cobton have been rebuilt as a tourist trap. A TV crew descends on it one cold winter night and is trapped there by a howling blizzard that shuts them off from the world. And in the subterranean, charnel darkness below…the evil is reawakening, ancient hungers renewed.

The Colony is rising.

Their thirst is unspeakable.

And for the TV crew, it’s Hell on Earth.

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Cold Light of Day by Paul Cave

Cold Light of DayPaul Cave

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Josh Sawyer’s passionate encounter with Anna, a beautiful and mysterious young woman, was one that would change his life forever. Josh must come to terms with Anna’s deep, dark and terrifying secrets – that thrust him into a nightmare of violence and bloodlust. Suspected of grisly multiple murders, the couple are forced to flee Chicago, with the police and FBI hot on their heels. But a more deadly and evil threat is tracking them – Jonus, an adversary from Anna’s past. Anna has something that Jonus wants – her soul, or that of anyone else who gets in his way.

Forward:
When I reviewed Paul Cave’s first novel, Something of the Night, I described it as being “like the Biblical flood.” The story, I opined,”washed over the reader unceasingly and warned us of dark things to come if we didn’t get a grip.” Paul, thankfully, did get a grip and has now penned his second novel.Without hesitation I can say that it measures up very well indeed when compared to the first. Oscar Wilde once said that, “there is no such thing as a moral or immoral book. Books are well written or badly written, that is all.”Cold Light of Day is, as Wilde said, neither moral nor immoral. It simply takes the reader on a journey into the darkest recesses of the human psyche, and then some. Its genius lies in the way it transforms innocence into horror, normality into nightmare. One minute the hero is a track runner, the next he is crippled in a car wreck. In the throes of sexual passion, a man transforms into a monster. Nails become claws, teeth mutate into fangs. You just never know when Paul Cave will wrench you from the real world into an altogether darker environ that Dean Koontz at his best might have trouble envisaging. Of course, the scenario in which man takes on monster has been well rehearsed. The X-Files did it well. Paul Cave does it brilliantly. Lovers of horror novels become seasoned to their diet. They just know – sense -when the next bit of bloodletting is just around the corner, just over the page.Paul Cave affords the reader no such luxury. Every scene – every situation- may begin life wrapped in innocence and end up covered in body parts. The transition hits you like a train, judders the senses unnervingly. In a novel which speaks of such diverse phenomena as police detectives, soul-theft, bloodhounds, giant bats, FBI agents and shape-shifting wraiths one should not expect a comfortable ride. Goldilocks and the Three Bears it is not.And yet, there is something redeeming about Cold Light of Day. Through all the human weakness, rising loftily above the torrid sexual encounters, there is an overriding feeling that, no matter how bad things get, the good guys will eventually do in the interloper from God-knows-what dimension.Ah, but do they? You just never know with writers like Paul Cave. Like the bloodletting denizens of his novel, he cannot be guaranteed to do the right thing just because it makes the reader feel better. His craft is terror, not therapy. Fear, said Ralph Waldo Emerson, is a teacher of great sagacity. Paul Cave, to our voluntary discomfort, has learnt that lesson very, very well.Read greedily and enjoy, but expect not to sleep soundly. — Mike Hallowell, The Shields Gazette – Written the Foreword

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