Do creaks in your house send chills rattling up and down your spine? Are there shadows around your house that you think may be looking back at you? (Okay, if that's the case, you may want to see a physician). When you need true, deep fright, check out our Horror ebooks. All of our authors are masters of horror, and they want you to read their ebooks for free or a very discounted price.
Definition of the "Horror Genre": Your primal fears are what authors in the Horror genre seek to evoke. And, not just evoke, but to make you feel emotions after arousing those fears. Masters of this genre can even make you feel psychological and physical responses to their stories. Horror may be getting more difficult to create, because for centuries authors in the Horror genre used fear of the unknown to move their readers. The unknown, to a certain extent, does not exist anymore. Our authors in this genre are therefore always seeking the next unknown and the next way to elicit your basest fears.
Some examples of bestselling Horror ebooks are Stephen King (The Shining), J.D. Horn (The Line), Anne Rice (Prince Lestat) and Edgar Allen Poe (The Raven,, The Tell-Tale Heart). As an aside, we could have listed all Stephen King ebooks. His prolific backlog of bestselling horror ebooks is mind boggling.
In the dark primal jungles of the Congo River basin, something is ravaging the local population. That was only the beginning. When protests turn violent in front of the US Embassy Kinshasa, only the foreign policy experts paid attention. As civil war erupts and people rip each other apart in the streets of the African capital, a disinterested public across the globe turns the channel.
In an effort to avert disaster and preserve its self-image, an overwhelmed US Department of State dispatches a team of elite counterterrorist agents to bring their besieged people back alive.
Agent Mark Steele, a rising star within the Division, and his team of gritty operatives are used to trudging through the worst dregs that society has to offer, all while operating from the shadows. But Steele’s team is wading headfirst into a maelstrom of death so much worse than rebels in the streets.
A highly contagious microbe is spreading unchecked through the streets killing everyone in its wake only to bring them back again as the ravenous undead. Only a lone CDC virologist understands the extent of the outbreak at hand. He cowers amongst the embassy staff praying for extraction from the hands of death, fearing his part to play in the epidemic.
Follow this harrowing tale of survival, duty, love and horror as the living dead bring the world to its knees.
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephen King, the most riveting and unforgettable story of kids confronting evil since It—publishing just as the second part of It, the movie, lands in theaters.
In the middle of the night, in a house on a quiet street in suburban Minneapolis, intruders silently murder Luke Ellis’s parents and load him into a black SUV. The operation takes less than two minutes. Luke will wake up at The Institute, in a room that looks just like his own, except there’s no window. And outside his door are other doors, behind which are other kids with special talents—telekinesis and telepathy—who got to this place the same way Luke did: Kalisha, Nick, George, Iris, and ten-year-old Avery Dixon. They are all in Front Half. Others, Luke learns, graduated to Back Half, “like the roach motel,” Kalisha says. “You check in, but you don’t check out.”
In this most sinister of institutions, the director, Mrs. Sigsby, and her staff are ruthlessly dedicated to extracting from these children the force of their extranormal gifts. There are no scruples here. If you go along, you get tokens for the vending machines. If you don’t, punishment is brutal. As each new victim disappears to Back Half, Luke becomes more and more desperate to get out and get help. But no one has ever escaped from the Institute.
As psychically terrifying as Firestarter, and with the spectacular kid power of It, The Institute is Stephen King’s gut-wrenchingly dramatic story of good vs. evil in a world where the good guys don’t always win.
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Amanda Ennis is the new nurse at Serenity Lodge nursing home. It’s a dream job after years of the hectic pace in the emergency room of a large hospital. Better yet, she’s on the short-list for an upcoming Supervisor position!
The only stumbling block to working there is the constant undermining from Linda Harper, a battle-axe nurse. They both want that Supervisor job. Linda believes her decades of experience entitles her to it.
Working with Linda was the only downside until the new resident, Carmel Turner arrived.
Now, shadow people lurk in the hallways. Unseen hands play with the lights turning them on and off. Carmel, a psychic with stage four dementia, claims she’s even being attacked!
Amanda never believed in the supernatural until her own chilling encounters. When mysterious claw marks are slashed on Carmel, she can no longer deny their dire presence. Each new incident escalates the danger. But how can Amanda tell anyone? Ghosts? Spirits? If she so much as mentions this crazy stuff, not only will her promotion vanish, she'd lose her Nursing license!
All hell breaks loose on All Hallow’s Eve--that night when the barrier separating the afterlife is weakest.
No one is left unscathed. Not everyone is getting out of there alive.
Graveyard Shift is the latest installment of The Haunted Ones Paranormal Suspense, ongoing tales of ordinary people confronting unspeakable evil. If you enjoy Darcy Coates, Wendy Wang and JL Bryan, you'll love the Haunted Ones Series.
Read this eerie, fast-paced tale today!
Humanity is heartbeats away from extinction!
After the Super Summer flu’s un-deadly aftermath devastated the United States, Scarlett and Twila are amongst the last Americans accepted into the only safe zone in the country: Last State. Once again, they find themselves in danger. But, escaping the oppressive dystopian dictatorship of the Elites isn’t the only thing they are running from. The un-dead are learning!
In exchange for a happily-ever-after life with Ella, Justin vows his dedication to Last State despite the creepy line they cross—invading citizens’ privacy in the name of homeland security. Stuck in the Big Data Think Tank from Hell, Justin discovers harrowing atrocities. He goes rogue, determined to rescue Ella before it’s too late.
Meanwhile, Dean and Luther prefer the easy-going lifestyle in the well-fortified western town known as Boom Town. However, once the Enforcers pull out of their peaceful settlement on the outskirts of Last State, Boom Town turns into a free-for-all. From X-strain hordes to ruthless marauders, each day brings a new challenge for survival.
A handsome stranger enters their lives in the nick of time as the battle for humanity intensifies. Coincidence or fate? Despite the personal beliefs, hopes, and fears they each face, one thing is evident. A malevolent force, cosmic or supernatural, is hell-bent on erasing mankind from history as if humanity never existed . . . Unless Scarlett and her dedicated friends outwit the evil ravishing Earth.
In this spellbinding novella, E.J. Stevens weaves a tale of murder, necromancy, and demonic possession that brings together characters from her Whitechapel Paranormal Society Victorian horror series and award-winning Ivy Granger Psychic Detective urban fantasy series on the fog-shrouded cobblestones of 36 Craven Street.
The discovery of bricked up skeletal remains at 36 Craven Street point to something more diabolical than an illegal anatomy school. The tool marks on the bones, arcane sigils of great power, indicate more than mere butchery, more than enlightened experimentation. The signs, omens, and portents support the crown's greatest fears. A great evil is being unleashed upon the gaslit streets of London, a blood-drenched shadow reaching skeletal fingers beyond the slums of Whitechapel.
We must stamp out this demonic plague for the sake of our Queen, our Country, and our immortal souls. - Cora Drummond, Whitechapel Paranormal Society
Collecting human souls is a thankless job, nearly as tedious as acting as solicitor to the fae. But when the demon Forneus enters an opium den searching for men eager to trade their souls for the ill-smelling weed, he stumbles on a plot so devious, so heinous, he's jealous that he hadn't thought of it himself.
There's nothing like a maniacal plot to unleash Hell on earth to break the boredom of immortality. - Forneus, Grand Marquis of Hell
Five seemingly ordinary women with minor psychic gifts and an exceptional ability to solve supernatural crimes, skills honed during their service with the Special Paranormal Research Branch a secret security agency tasked with protecting Queen and country from inhuman forces, must now use their singular expertise to unravel a dreadful string of brutal murders.
Much maligned by their male counterparts within the S.P.R.B., the women of the Whitechapel Paranormal Society are on their own to face a sinister dark mastermind as dismembered bodies are set across London's East End like figures on a game board.
Can they predict the killer's next move--a bloody, ritualistic murder that might tip the scales and give demons dominion over all of London--before he strikes again?
Set against the backdrop of pre and post-Ripper Victorian London, Whitechapel Paranormal Society series answers the question of how cases such as the Thames Torso Murders, Craven Street Bones, Tottenham Court Road Mystery, Whitechapel Murders, Goswell Road Mystery, and the Vanishing Girls of West Ham might have been solved if put in the capable hands of a team of female special agents.
The Ivy Granger Psychic Detective series is an award-winning urban fantasy series known for heart-pounding action, quirky characters, and supernatural horrors. The Whitechapel Paranormal Society series is a gaslamp fantasy series set in London's East End.
These six scary short stories will tingle your spine and keep you up at night.
A student goes on the dark web and stumbles upon a weird news site. A reluctant kid visits his grandmother's house and discovers an unlikely secret in her basement. A reverend believes that he is doing the work of God his whole life only to get a rude shock and more...
After Sunset: Six Scary Short Stories is Kelvin Teo's debut horror anthology. Lovers of NoSleep and Creepypasta will definitely want to indulge in these unsettling pages.
Someone is stalking webcam models.
He lurks in the untouchable recesses of the black web.
He's watching you. Right now.
When watching is no longer enough, he comes calling.
He's the last thing you'll ever see before the blood gets in your eyes.
Chicago Homicide Detective Tom Mankowski (The List, Haunted House) is no stranger to homicidal maniacs. But this one is the worst he's ever chased, with an agenda that will make even the most diehard horror reader turn on all their lights, and switch off all Internet, wifi, computers, and electronic devices.
Jack Kilborn reaches down into the depths of depravity and drags the terror novel kicking and cyber-screaming into the 21st century.
I'm texting you from inside your closet. Wanna play? :)
ABOUT THE KONRATH HORROR COLLECTIVE
The Konrath Horror Collective is not a series. It's an ongoing collection of horror and technothriller novels that can each be read as a standalone. Some feature characters who appear in more than one story.
If you are a more sensitive (or adventurous) reader, the Konrath scale rates specific categories from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest) to give you some idea if this is your kind of book.
WEBCAM by JA KONRATH
Scary - 8
Violent - 7
Funny - 4
Sexy - 5
Crossover - Characters from WEBCAM appear in THE LIST and HAUNTED HOUSE
This book was previously published under the pen name Jack Kilborn.
Rhys is an average guy who works an average job in Summit City—a purpose built government complex on the outskirts of London.
The Alpha Tower stands in the centre of the city. An enigma, nobody knows what happens behind its dark glass.
Rhys is about to find out.
At ground zero and with chaos spilling out into the street, Rhys has the slightest of head starts. If he can remain ahead of the pandemonium, then maybe he can get to his loved ones before the plague does.
The Alpha Plague is a post-apocalyptic survival thriller.
5 Stars - I loved this book from beginning to end. - Amazon customer.
5 Stars - I immediately got the next in the series, I was hooked. - Amazon customer.
5 Stars - The writing makes you feel like you are right there with the characters. Highly recommend! - Amazon customer.
Vincent Carpenter’s life is a wreck. He has given up his dreams. He has lost his job after an economic disaster. His ten-year marriage is crumbling. Then he awakens in a maniacal land of frighteningly vivid realism with skull trees, glowing forests, ravenous beasts, and other psychologically haunting adversity.
While traveling through this demented unearthly world, he has a chance encounter with a beautiful maiden dressed in green; before he can start a conversation, she disappears into the unknown. Vincent must try to find her at a fantastical place known as the Spitting Post. But first he must overcome many macabre misfortunes and face nightmares that question his sanity. Will he reach her? What will the Spitting Post reveal? Will he suffer more disappointment and tragedy? Or will he find peace at last?
WHAT READERS ARE SAYING:
"Bitten is an extremely well-balanced and engaging novel. It contains mystery, suspense, horror, romance, and best of all - a creative, genre-bending twist on werewolf mythology. The story is quick-paced and dark without being too heavy or overdramatic. The protagonist is a strong and courageous FBI agent who is able to assert herself without casting aside her femininity. She reminds me of Sue Grafton's Kinsey Millhone and Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum...If a sequel follows, I will definitely read it.”
"Author Dan O'Brien Left His Mark With BITTEN. For some there will always be a fascination with discovering answers...I've now read three books by O'Brien but BITTEN is by far my favorite. It not only showcases his literary skills but leaves the reader wanting more. What else could an avid reader ask for?”
A predator stalks a cold northern Minnesotan town. There is talk of wolves walking on two legs and attacking people in the deep woods. Lauren Westlake, resourceful and determined FBI Agent, has found a connection between the strange murders in the north and a case file almost a hundred years old. Traveling to the cold north, she begins an investigation that spirals deep into the darkness of mythology and nightmares. Filled with creatures of the night and an ancient romance, the revelation of who hunts beneath the moon is more grisly than anyone could imagine.
Savannah has witnessed enough in her life. With a drug addict for a mother, she protects her younger brother and tries desperately to maintain a social life. But after a Halloween prank turns deadly, she's unsure she can conceal her friends' dark secret. And not even her close-knit group of friends can hold a stalking, demonic creature at bay forever…
Through years of suffering the fury of his father, Evan learned to keep his head down and his mouth shut. Counting on his band of misfits for moral support, the sins of their holiday mistake have come back to hunt them. And he's about to learn the hard way that they'll only pay for their secrets in screams.
Can Savannah and Evan battle a demon of their own creation or will their silence end with their slaughter?
Mask of Silence is the first book in a chilling two-part supernatural horror series. If you like damaged characters, psychological thrills, and gory action, then you’ll love Alex C. Gates’ edge-of-your-seat slasher.
The Alaskan wilderness holds a nightmarish secret that threatens all of humanity in this epic sci-fi horror thriller. A book so scary that it requires a warning label, and a global phenomenon that is on track to sell over 1 million copies.
Looking for a blockbuster thriller that combines explosive sci-fi action with intense horror that will have you gripping the page with fear? Then look no further and standby for a roller coaster ride of terror.
It was supposed to be just another mission...
Buried deep in the rugged Alaskan wilderness lies a secret that could alter the future of mankind--a secret that billionaire Elizabeth Grey has invested millions in solving. But when the dig goes silent and all attempts at making contact fail, an elite team of battle hardened military contractors is brought in led by former Marine Max Ahlgren, a warrior haunted by his past.
While the mission to make contact and rescue a team of scientists and engineers working on an "archaeological" project seems like an easy payday, once on the ground, the team discovers the grizzly truth that this is no ordinary rescue. Max and his men find themselves in the fight of their lives against a nightmarish enemy like nothing they have ever seen. In what quickly becomes a struggle for survival, the world's greatest soldiers will encounter the universe's ultimate terror in a battle that puts all of humanity at stake.
Pick up your copy of Existential and embark on an epic journey that will leave your heart pounding with every page. The perfect combination of science fiction, explosive action, and intense horror, Existential is a can't-miss novel!
Terrifying, visceral, and deeply moving, Existential is a novel that will haunt you forever.
Warning: This book contains intense scenes of violence and horror. It isn't for the faint of heart. Reader discretion is advised.
“Mayer’s dark theme touches on the state of human brokenness and how it can fracture our relationships, our loves and ourselves.” –Authors Reading
Twenty-year-old Billy Johnson is afflicted by the hollowness.
All reason is lost when it has him in its grip, pushing him towards acts of unspeakable cruelty. When a hiking accident leaves him injured on an isolated mountain, facing imminent death, Billy looks for meaning in his tragic life. The hollowness, a malevolent force that consumes him, is responsible for the loss of everything good in his life: a relationship with his father, his beloved younger brother Henry, and the first woman to love him, Lisa.
At the peak of despair, on the cusp of death, he encounters a strange old man, who is eerily familiar. Is this Billy’s last chance to redeem his troubled life and rid himself of the hollowness?
Alana and Karlyn Wildstar are cursed. They're forced to shift between different worlds, so they take jobs as bounty hunters. Dangerous, risky, there is no bounty they can't catch or kill.
Young girls around the lands vanish when a mysterious bard arrives. A grief-stricken father hires Alana and Karlyn to track the missing girls and rescue his daughter.
The sisters take the assignment, but are not prepared for the case they find. Not all is what is it seems in an idyllic life. An illusion created by the sweet strums of a lute. And there is a hunger waiting beneath the ground. A mystery the Wildstar sisters must figure out before a utopia swallows them whole.
Led Astray is an 18,000 word novella
13 hideous tales with Lovecraftian ‘twist’ endings guaranteed to scare the pants off you!
Beneath the Soil-
What if you could not step foot on solid earth? What if there was something beneath any given of spot soil you didn’t want to be there, but was .. always waiting for you? Would you chance it?
After being harmlessly struck by lighting, a young girl is terrified of throwing garbage away--for hideous reasons a child psychologist is about to find out.
12 Feet Under-
A pre-teen boy has a nightmare of dying and waking up in a small, enclosed, hellish cavern under the soil of a graveyard. Later, a chain of bizarre events occur and his friend must figure out if his dream was just a dream, or something far worse.
An up-and-coming guitarist has his only dream shattered, destroyed and burned by the person he's always known.
A sadistic torturer, a bound victim, and a motive for revenge.
There’s a sculpture that’s jumped from owner to owner and from museum to museum. A few folks have died from viewing it. One man demands to know why and see it for himself.
A family of four moves into a modern house in a brand new town. Harry, the son, has a funny suspicion that something evil and hungry lives under the porch of this unfamiliar place.
The Unforgettable Highway-
During a simple road trip to visit his brother, a traveler encounters many bizarre and scary sights along his path on an unassuming highway in the dead of night.
The Sound from Kingwood-
One summer evening, a bizarre ‘sound’ deafens a small community in West Virginia. Many people have different theories on what it was, but only one man will uncover the truth.
Number of the Beast-
13-year-old Kyle Harmin notices the number 666 everywhere he goes. After investigating the mystery, he discovers a sinister old house filled with secrets that drive him mad.
At midnight an annoying dripping sound prevents a young man from falling asleep. Aggravated, he searches for the source, only to come up empty handed; but finally, when he checks the bathroom, he finds a sight horrible beyond compare.
If we could have better vision than an eagle, would we dare want it?
A Shadow on the Upstairs Wall-
Jamison returns to his childhood home after failing in life; when he gets there, a shadow awaits him--a shadow that’s been waiting for him and haunting him ever since childhood. Maybe life wasn’t so bad after all.
A story of survival and horror, friendship and prejudice, Broken World will take you on an emotional journey that will leave you wanting more!
When a deadly virus sweeps the country, Vivian Thomas sets out for California in hopes of seeing the daughter she gave up for adoption. Then her car breaks down and she’s faced with a choice. Give up, or accept a ride from redneck brothers, Angus and Axl. Vivian knows the offer has more to do with her double D’s than kindness, but she’s prepared to do whatever it takes to reach her daughter.
The virus is spreading, and by the time the group makes it to California, most of the population has been wiped out. When the dead start coming back, Vivian and the others realize that no electricity or running water are the least of their concerns. Now Vivian has to figure out how to be a mother under the most frightening circumstances, cope with Angus’s aggressive mood swings, and sort out her growing attraction to his brooding younger brother, Axl.
While searching for a safe place to go, they pick up a pompous billionaire who may be the answer to all their problems. Trusting him means going into the middle of the Mojave Desert and possibly risking their lives, but with the streets overrun and nowhere else to turn, it seems he might be their only chance for survival.
Daniel is desperate for a job. When someone slides a note under his door offering him the groundskeeper’s position at an old estate, it seems too good to be true.
Alarm bells start ringing when he arrives at Craven Manor. The mansion’s front door hangs open, and leaves and cobwebs coat the marble foyer. It’s clear no one has lived there in a long time.
But an envelope waits for him inside the doorway. It contains money, and promises more.
Daniel is desperate. Against his better judgement, he moves into the groundskeeper’s cottage behind the crypt. He’s determined to ignore the strange occurrences that plague the estate.
But when a candle flickers to life in the abandoned tower window, Daniel realises Craven Manor is hiding a terrible secret… one that threatens to bury him with it.
Finalist in the 2018 Goodreads Choice Awards
Bone-chilling fiction inspired by scripture and the private revelations of the saints. Guaranteed to make you rethink the apocalypse.
Eighteen months ago, the Earth survived a comet strike. Famine, economic depression, and soaring crime rates rode in on its tail. While the government scrambles for solutions, Gina Applegate vlogs about college life and current events. God doesn't figure large in her life. Nonetheless, Gina thinks she's a pretty good person until a mystical event called The Warning gives her a glimpse of hell, shaking her fragile faith. As the world slips deeper into darkness, the gulf between the godly and the godless widens, leaving no middle ground. Everyone must choose a side.
Before the comet comes, many nations, the good excepted, will be scourged by want and famine. The great nation in the ocean that is inhabited by people of different tribes and descent will be devastated by earthquake, storm, and tidal wave. It will be divided and, in great part, submerged . . . For in none of those cities does a person live according to the Laws of God. A powerful wind will rise in the North, carrying heavy fog and the densest dust, and it will fill their throats and eyes so that they will cease their butchery and be stricken with a great fear. ~Saint Hildegard (12th Century)
The story is set in a secular world in a rapid decline. Expect some strong language, sexual situations, and violence.
Comet Dust springs from a Catholic worldview. If Catholic beliefs upset you, this probably isn't a story you would enjoy.
"Rings true because it's backed by so many real prophecies. Scary stuff." --J.Keating
"The arrival of the three days of darkness literally sent chills through me. The demon filled fog was the most terrifying thing I've ever read. Since different saints have warned us this will happen in real life it doubles the scariness. I'm going to get me some holy water." --Elaine Pratt, Random Reader
" . . . well imagined and crafted with compelling characters that readers will easily relate to, characters who will remind readers of their deep and silent yearnings and the questions they ask in the dead of night. There is enough action to keep the reader turning the pages and there are surprising twists in the already engaging plot." --Christian Sia, Readers' Favorite®
"Despite the religious subject matter, it never felt like a sermon. The plot moved quickly. I never got bored." --Traci, Early Reviewer
Genres: Apocalyptic, Catholic Eschatology, Christian Fiction, Dystopian, Dark Fantasy, Horror, Urban & Paranormal Suspense, Supernatural, Thriller.
Spirits & Spells is a podcast by USA Today bestselling authors Heather Marie Adkins & Alex Owens, both of whom are obsessed with things they can't explain - especially the weird, the witchy, and the woefully spectral.
Step beyond the veil with twenty-one spooky tales of TRUE supernatural encounters by some of today's hottest paranormal authors. Between these pages, you'll witness a pair of disembodied legs cross the street and wake up beside ghostly felines; you'll experience visits from deceased family members and be haunted by terrifying shadow people.
But be forewarned: these strange tales will send shivers down your spine and make you certain you're not alone, even when you are.
The old saying is true: real life is stranger (and scarier!) than fiction.
Heather Marie Adkins - Residual Darkness
Alex Owens - Nobody Puts Baby in a Corner
Rick Gualtieri - A Ghost Cat, Broken Crystal, and No Body in Sight
Karin Cox - Paws For Thought
Jennifer Rainey - Up Close and Personal: A Visit to the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum
Candace Osmond - Nightmares
Lily Luchesi - The Man in the Black Hat
Alyssa Breck - Wicked Game
Michelle Hughes - A Haunting on North Street
Kim Cleary - Uplifting Real Life Paranormal
Lindsey R. Loucks - Just Curious
Ann Gimpel - The Benson Hut Ghost
Shannon McRoberts - Precognition
Caia Daniels - We See Dead People
Tanya Dawson - My Paranormal Experiences
Brea Viragh - Poppy's Coming
Debra Kristi - A Ghostly Research Trip
LA Kirk - Gravity in Reverse
Selene Kallan - The Chase
Bria Lexor - Encounter with the Devil in Mexico
S K Gregory - A Ghostly Encounter
and a bonus novella from Caroline Peckham - A Game of Vampires (A Vampire Games Prequel Novella)
Her disappearance wasn't an accident. Her rescue will be a mistake.
Twenty-two-year-old Eileen goes missing while hiking in the remote Ashlough Forest. Five days later, her camera is discovered washed downriver, containing bizarre photos taken after her disappearance.
Chris wants to believe his sister is still alive. When the police search is abandoned, he and four of his friends create their own search party to scour the mountain range. As they stray further from the hiking trails and the unsettling discoveries mount, they begin to believe they’re not alone in the forest… and that Eileen’s disappearance wasn’t an accident.
By that point, it’s too late to escape.