Hauntings

FREE & BARGAIN EBOOKS – {05-06-2021}

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BETAKEN by Drema Ferrell

BETAKENDrema Ferrell

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BETAKEN is a realistic thriller that harkens you back to the early fifties and straight into the heart of Appalachia. Here you will stumble into a place called Bald Eagle, an almost abandoned and strangely forgotten coal community. Allen and Estelle, married and deeply in love, have returned home to spend time with family and friends before he begins his senior year in college. After spending several days with Estelle's parents, they drive up Holt Creek for an extended visit with Allen's Aunt Nell who had lived in Bald Eagle during it's heyday. Shortly after their arrival, they learn that a young woman has disappeared which has left the community puzzled and somewhat alarmed. What they do not know is that two mountains away two deaths have occurred, the funerals of which have been mysteriously conducted under the cover of darkness. Also, as a result of these deaths, a decision has been made that will have far reaching and devastating effects. Unfortunately, neither do they know that Aunt Nell's simple desire to visit Bald Eagle to pick a bushel of apples will lead them into a series of events so terrifying as to defy the imagination. You will become embroiled with characters that you will love or hate, pity or despise...or not know how to feel about at all.

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The Graveyard Apartment: A Novel by Mariko Koike

The Graveyard Apartment: A NovelMariko Koike

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One of the most popular writers working in Japan today, Mariko Koike is a recognized master of detective fiction and horror writing. Known in particular for her hybrid works that blend these styles with elements of romance, The Graveyard Apartment is arguably Koike's masterpiece. Originally published in Japan in 1986, Koike's novel is the suspenseful tale of a young family that believes it has found the perfect home to grow into, only to realize that the apartment's idyllic setting harbors the specter of evil and that longer they stay, the more trapped they become.

This tale of a young married couple who harbor a dark secret is packed with dread and terror, as they and their daughter move into a brand new apartment building built next to a graveyard. As strange and terrifying occurrences begin to pile up, people in the building start to move out one by one, until the young family is left alone with someone... or something... lurking in the basement. The psychological horror builds moment after moment, scene after scene, culminating with a conclusion that will make you think twice before ever going into a basement again.

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The Haunting of Gillespie House by Darcy Coates

The Haunting of Gillespie HouseDarcy Coates

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Some houses breathe...

Elle is thrilled to spend a month minding the beautiful Gillespie property. More than an hour's drive from town and surrounded by forests, the aging mansion is ideal for someone seeking solitude.

But things start to go very wrong, very quickly.

Elle discovers a crumbling graveyard nestled in the woods. It contains a generation of the house's residents, all with an identical year of death.

Scratching in the walls... slamming doors... whispers in the night... a locked room...

As Elle explores deeper into the house, she begins to unravel the property's dark history. At its centre is Jonathan Gillespie, a tyrannical cult leader and the house's original owner.

And as Elle soon learns - just because he's dead, doesn't mean he's gone.

Includes a bonus short story, Crawlspace, which inspired Gillespie House.

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FREE & BARGAIN EBOOKS – {05-04-2021}

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The Crowlands by T M Creedy

The CrowlandsT M Creedy

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"The ultimate haunted house story....."

This is what readers are saying about The Crowlands:

"Easily one of the best horror books I've read lately. Hard to put down!" - 5 Stars

"It's the best book I've read. Amazing writer." - 5 Stars

"Dude, I recommend this book with all my heart, but making it my bedtime read was probably one of the stupid decisions I've made the past week. Now I cannot go to the bathroom without wondering how many children are with me. Great read!" - 5 Stars

"This book is the ultimate haunted house story. T M Creedy is now one of my new favorite horror writers!" - 5 Stars

‘It's a tiny shift in the stillness, no more than a flicker in my peripheral vision, but in my tired and overactive imagination there's a child dressed in a long old fashioned nightdress, standing on the bottom step, staring back at me.'

Sara's on the run and she's found the perfect place to hide.....

Sara Robinson – gambling addict, liar, thief – lived a hand-to-mouth existence in a dingy flat in London. Now she's running for her life after the chance to make some easy money goes horribly wrong. She has three things which might save her - a passport in someone else's name, a ticket to Australia and a suitcase full of cash.

Sara finds herself the custodian of a crumbling Victorian mansion known as Crowlands House, once a children's home in the rural town of Ararat. At first, the airy property seems cool and welcoming in the harsh Australian sunlight. It's a private haven where Sara can forget about what happened in London, and a place to escape the hostile local townsfolk.

But there are things in the house that aren't quite right. And Sara can't ignore them forever.

The doors that won't stay open, the scratching sounds in the walls at night, the objects that disappear only to reappear in a room she has never even been in.

And then the children come out to play - one by shadowy one.....

Sara begins to delve into the mysteries of the mansion and uncovers a secret so gruesome it refuses to stay buried. But the evils of the past will do anything to keep the dead silent, and Sara must find a way to survive the horror that still resides at Crowlands House. The crows in the gum tree wait patiently for the souls of the dead to leave the house, but he will never set them free.

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Behind the Black Door (Supergirls Book 1) by Mav Skye

Behind the Black Door (Supergirls Book 1)Mav Skye

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Sisters Jenn and May have finally found their golden ticket out of the slums. Pervy sugar daddy, Frederick Bells, promises to be an easy score with a big payoff--millions are hidden within his mansion.

The plan is simple: tie up the pig, steal his cash, and skip town.

But fate has a different plan, including a villain with a wicked imagination. The sisters resort to playing their childhood game SUPERGIRLS to battle their fears in Bell's den of horrors.

Will the SUPERGIRLS find their prize or will their heads join the pile behind the black cellar door?

*A Novella*

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FAREWELL GHOST by Larry Caldwell

FAREWELL GHOSTLarry Caldwell

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When rock-star Rocco Boyle died at the height of his fame, guitarist Clay Harper loses the idol whose life he always wanted. In his wildest dreams, Clay never imagined he'd soon be living on the infamous estate where Boyle died.

Or that Boyle would still be in residence….

But in the hills of Los Angeles, things are seldom what they seem, and despite all warnings, Clay will venture deep into L.A.'s underbelly--touring its famous rock clubs and hangouts, auditioning for a rising local band led by the talented and alluring Savy Marquez--to discover what really happened the night Boyle died….

And though the answer is terrifying, uncovering it may be the very thing that launches Clay to stardom of his own.

Populated with devils, spirits, record execs, and other frightful creatures, Farewell Ghost is a tale of rock-star dreams turned otherworldly nightmare.

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FREE & BARGAIN EBOOKS – {04-29-2021}

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The Haunting of Pitmon House by Michael Richan

The Haunting of Pitmon HouseMichael Richan

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No one, not even experienced ghost hunters and mediums, will enter Pitmon House.

Its dark, abandoned halls hold inhuman secrets, and the spirits inside are violent and uncontrollable. Exploring its rooms is an easy way to get killed. So Pitmon House sits -- locked up, abandoned, and silent.

Eliza's younger brother is struck down by an infection that has turned him from a normal, vibrant teenager into a raving lunatic, requiring constant sedation. She quickly realizes the medical community can't help him; she will have to use her dormant "gift" to save his life. Although Eliza is frustrated that her father died before teaching her how to use the gift, with practice she starts to see things that normal people cannot. Thanks to her co-worker Rachel's encouragement, Eliza becomes convinced that she can save her brother.

When the clues point to Pitmon House, even Rachel has second thoughts. Eliza must find the courage within herself to enter the frightening and perilous mansion, even if it puts everyone's lives at risk.

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The Roots Have Dug Into My Heart by Peter Fugazzotto

The Roots Have Dug Into My HeartPeter Fugazzotto

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A missing child returns home. But now the horror begins.

Recovering addict and single mom Jessie Milano wakes from a hangover to find her daughter missing from their Northern Californian family farm. After her daughter is found, Jessie senses something different with her daughter and reluctantly begins believing the insane idea that an ancient terror lurks in the marshes, a nightmare that threatens to destroy everything she loves.

The Roots Have Dug into My Heart by Peter Fugazzotto is a horror novella exploring how far a mother will journey to save her daughter.

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In the Shadows: The Journal of Edwin Underhill by Peter Tonkin

In the Shadows: The Journal of Edwin UnderhillPeter Tonkin

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'Equals the best of James Clavell.' The Daily Telegraph

The life of Edwin Underhill will never be the same again...

Following an evening of social embarrassment, the dull life of English teacher Edwin Underhill seems nothing out of the ordinary. However, one drunken fall onto a stake in an open grave radically changes the life-path of the social outcast.

The fateful accident triggers a transformation of both body and mind: from slovenly teacher to a handsome and alluring man.

But this supernatural fantasy comes at a nightmarish cost...

Edwin's diary brings us in uncomfortable proximity to the true horror of his gradual, yet chillingly certain metamorphosis into a vampire.

Will Edwin surrender to a life of terror? Can the outcast ever exist among humans again?

One thing is for sure: The life of Edwin Underhill will never be the same again...

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Amilcar: The Blythe Valley Chronicles by Charles W. Jones

Amilcar: The Blythe Valley ChroniclesCharles W. Jones

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Blythe Valley has a secret that it wishes no one discovers. This collection of stories reveals what it wants to hide.

The night Atticus decided to take his life, a Fallen Angel came to him to help him with the grief he felt from losing his wife, giving him new hope for the future. Traveling across the country with his flock to find the promised land, his followers have no idea where some have gone. While Katrina is suspicious, she doesn't speak of their leader's strange actions until years later after he raped her and all but her and her husband, Griff, tragically perish.

Decades pass, and Heather and her friends hike into the woods to find the fabled town of Blythe, where she discovers a strange box that soon brings all of her dreams to life. Her husband, Shane, becomes unsure of her late-night escapades and begins to remember their past. When he discovers the diary that led them to Blythe years before, he learns an unexpected history.

Aletha and Pete live in her grandfather's house, which seems to have more than them living in it. Strange dreams start to plague her after opening the old Steamer trunk that she found in the attic, and soon, their lives are turned upside down. When Amilcar shows himself to Aletha, and she discovers Pete's corpse on the floor at the bottom of the stairs, the unease that she's felt for months explodes, and she leaves the house to escape. A priest takes it upon himself to help her rid the home of the Fallen Angel to perish at its feet.

Ezra Thompson has had dealings with the Carrington Collective in the past. When he and his son, Eli, visit Waldgrave to investigate, they quickly learn that Amilcar has taken another to do its bidding. With little time to prepare, they face off with the Fallen Angel to save the town and its residents from its reign of terror.

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FREE & BARGAIN EBOOKS – {04-06-2021}

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Unlucky Numbers: Thirteen Tales of Terror, Misfortune and Suspense by Stephen Barnard

Unlucky Numbers: Thirteen Tales of Terror, Misfortune and SuspenseStephen Barnard

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Numbers, lists, sequences... they are the building blocks of the order in our everyday lives. But what happens when the numbers don't add up? When everything turns to disorder? When our everyday lives become catapulted into the extraordinary and unsettling?

Here is a collection of thirteen tales that address these disconcerting questions...


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Bailey Finkle has finally got an invite to join the upper echelons of the horror discussion group that dominates his life. It would mean everything to be one of the leaders. He just needs to do one more thing...

Jessie is helping Harry construct his family tree, to include both the living and the dead in his huge family. But some secrets of the past should stay buried...

Liam's mate Billy has a brand new get-rich-quick scheme involving live participants in a nightmarish game. His claims are preposterous, but what if they were true...

Greg Healy has become tired of reading his daughter one particular picture book over and over again. He has plans to get rid of the book once and for all. However, it isn't quite that easy...

Phillip has a clear and defined system that brings order to his life, all based around the number seven. But when the girl waiting at the bus stop on his route to work every morning suddenly goes missing, his world is thrown off kilter. The only thing to do is to find out what happened to her...

Dr Edmund Usher has a marvellous product to sell on the black market. But all the tests and trials might not be enough for his potential customer. In fact, it might take one final, harrowing test to convince him...

A desire to be a helpful citizen lands Norman in a situation both bizarre and unpredictable. Reason and common sense should work, shouldn't it? Why wouldn't people listen to Norman?

...plus six more eerie stories.


Unlucky Numbers. When it all comes down to it, when your number is up there's very little you can do about it...

From Stephen Barnard, author of 'Corner House' and another suspenseful short story collection, 'A Very Bad Year'.

ONLINE PRAISE FOR 'A VERY BAD YEAR':
'Every story is so different... keeps you wondering what the author will come up with next.'
'Good storylines... very believable situations.'
'Really captivating and very special.'

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Home Before Dark: A Novel by Riley Sager

Home Before Dark: A NovelRiley Sager

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In the latest thriller from New York Times bestseller Riley Sager, a woman returns to the house made famous by her father's bestselling horror memoir. Is the place really haunted by evil forces, as her father claimed? Or are there more earthbound--and dangerous--secrets hidden within its walls?

What was it like? Living in that house.

Maggie Holt is used to such questions. Twenty-five years ago, she and her parents, Ewan and Jess, moved into Baneberry Hall, a rambling Victorian estate in the Vermont woods. They spent three weeks there before fleeing in the dead of night, an ordeal Ewan later recounted in a nonfiction book called House of Horrors. His tale of ghostly happenings and encounters with malevolent spirits became a worldwide phenomenon, rivaling The Amityville Horror in popularity--and skepticism.

Today, Maggie is a restorer of old homes and too young to remember any of the events mentioned in her father's book. But she also doesn't believe a word of it. Ghosts, after all, don't exist. When Maggie inherits Baneberry Hall after her father's death, she returns to renovate the place to prepare it for sale. But her homecoming is anything but warm. People from the past, chronicled in House of Horrors, lurk in the shadows. And locals aren't thrilled that their small town has been made infamous thanks to Maggie's father. Even more unnerving is Baneberry Hall itself--a place filled with relics from another era that hint at a history of dark deeds. As Maggie experiences strange occurrences straight out of her father's book, she starts to believe that what he wrote was more fact than fiction.

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The Door (Haunted Places) by Boris Bacic

The Door (Haunted Places)Boris Bacic

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What's behind the locked door in Nathan's new apartment?

He doesn't care – until he starts hearing eerie scratching noises coming from behind it. Footsteps resound in his apartment, objects are mysteriously moved out of place, and no matter what he tries, he can't get the door open. Then one night, the door opens on its own, revealing a long, dark corridor. Nathan is immediately compelled to explore it, going further inside each night, ignoring the distant creaking sounds.

By the time he realizes what horrors lie inside the corridor, he becomes trapped in his own apartment, with only one way out – through the corridor.

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The Edward King Series Books 1-3 by Rick Wood

The Edward King Series Books 1-3Rick Wood

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Ever since surviving the car crash that killed his sister, Eddie has been haunted by a terrifying creature only he can see — and it grows stronger with each passing day… A nightmarish collection.

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FREE & BARGAIN EBOOKS – {03-22-2021}

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Inhabited by Ike Hamill

InhabitedIke Hamill

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They were looking for an adventure--a night of harmless fun. Miguel has a map. Kristin's friend has the equipment. The mine leads to the cave, and the cave is where they'll find their fortune.
But down in the darkness, something waits.
It needs them.
The caves hold a secret. They're Inhabited.

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Reptile by Nathanael Goldbach

ReptileNathanael Goldbach

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Horror/thriller takes readers into the mind of Adrian, forced to walk the earth with a curse of "cold blood" as he attempts to adapt to his new separate world full of violent consequences. This book is graphic, morbid, romantic, and full of intensely contrasted concepts.

If you're a reader that prefers a traditional or mechanical approach to composition, this book isn't going to follow it, as it progresses through a first person thought process more so than a strict literary style or system. The story is just as much internal as it is external.

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The Haunting of Merci Hospital by Tanya R. Taylor

The Haunting of Merci HospitalTanya R. Taylor

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Some patients never leave...

No one expects to visit a hospital for a non-life-threatening injury only to never leave again.

Merci Hospital, one of the oldest in the county, has served countless patients. However, something is now very odd about the place as some who are admitted report seeing things that are not there and others never get to talk about it.

Catherine Lucene is fairly new at Merci, a highly regarded nurse whose reputation for excellence and compassion in healthcare precedes her. She gradually becomes aware of the inexplicably sinister happenings at the hospital, but the underlying cause of it all evades her. Will Catherine's determination to uncover the truth help preserve the lives of those not yet lost, including her own, or will her curiosity of the "unknown" propel her into a horrifying state-of-being she never knew existed?

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Escape from Guinea Island by Dexter Conrad

Escape from Guinea IslandDexter Conrad

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When creature-of-habit news editor Jenny McBeth is suddenly given a coveted promotion she is not qualified for, she finds herself thrust into a motley news crew and sent to an island off the coast of Australia. Her task: to hunt down the truth behind the British Royal family's disappearance, whose plane lost contact over the uncharted territory. Shortly after arriving, the group realizes something is amiss, and soon it is they who become the hunted in a struggle of deception and survival.

Offshore, a group of thieves aboard a luxury cruise ship must escape to the island, unleashing unforeseen horrors; for what was once thought to be nothing more than fiction is very, very real as a well-intentioned medical experiment casts a novel virus upon the world, rapidly spreading among the island's native tribe. A battle humankind has never known has begun, and a cure must be found before all succumb to the infected.

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FREE & BARGAIN EBOOKS – {03-11-2021}

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Werewolves of Soho (Lupine Howl Book 1) by Amy Cross

Werewolves of Soho (Lupine Howl Book 1)Amy Cross

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After running away from home, Jess finds herself living a rough life on the streets of London. And then one night, after making a potentially fatal mistake, her life is saved by someone – or something – that seems to be half man, and half wolf.

Duncan is a wolf in chains, hunted by a vicious killer but also bound to serve a cruel master. Unable to free himself, he struggles to stay one step ahead of the man who wants him dead. He's convinced that he doesn't mix well with humans, that he's better off lurking in the city's darkest shadows. When he meets Jess, however, he realizes he might yet have another calling.

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The Department of Magic by Rod Kierkegaard Jr

The Department of MagicRod Kierkegaard Jr

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"Rod Kierkegaard, Jr. does a great job of hooking the reader right in the beginning... One just has to keep reading to find out just what they got themselves into... a life filled with magic and far too many paranormal creepies." – Shay Williams, Goodreads reviewer

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Acclaimed comic writer and cartoonist behind Rock Opera, Rod Keirkegaard Jr builds on the success of Obama Jones & The Logic Bomb with his latest paranormal tale, the Department of Magic. Mixing a gory rainbow of supernatural beings with love-hate tension of the highest order and some things you really hope never to discover about your ex-girlfriend, the Department of Magic is Federal bureaucracy as you have never imaged it.

"Deep in the bowels of the American government's intelligence community is the Department of Magic. Comprised of only a handful of people, including newcomers Jasmine Farrah and Rocco Di Angelo, their purpose is to stop the destruction of America by a South American god/demon. Battling all manner of supernatural creatures, Farrah and Di Angelo work to collect the items needed to raise a hero who will protect America from the invaders. Part conspiracy theory, part history, and part political fantasy." – Shiloh Carrol, Goodreads reviewer

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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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The Nightmare Room by Chris Sorensen

The Nightmare RoomChris Sorensen

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After suffering a terrible loss, audiobook narrator Peter Larson and his wife leave NYC for rural Illinois, trading their Manhattan apartment for a fixer upper farmhouse. What they wanted was peace and quiet. But the old house on the prairie proves to be anything but quiet...

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