Horror

Horror

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.

Small Magic: Short Fiction, 1977-2020

by Terry Brooks


Escape to worlds full of adventure and magic in the first-ever Terry Brooks short-story collection, featuring both new and fan-favorite stories from all three of his major literary worlds: Shannara, Magic Kingdom, and The Word and the Void.


Here are heroes fighting new battles and struggling to conquer the ghosts of the past. Here are quests both small and far reaching; heroism both intimate and vast. Here we learn of Garet Jax’s childhood, see how Allanon first located Shea Ohmsford, and follow an old wing-rider at the end of his life. Here we see Knights of the Word fighting demons within and without, and witness Ben Holiday and his daughter each trying to overcome the unique challenges that Landover offers.

This collection of eleven tales is a must-have addition to the Terry Brooks canon—a delightful way to spend time with favorite characters, and a wonderful reminder of what makes a Brooks story such a timeless classic.

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A Shadow Melody

by Brian Kaufman


In the early 1900s, Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla, and Harry Browning each researched devices to contact the dead through scientific means. Only one of them succeeded.


Harry Browning is a prodigy with an extraordinary understanding of the natural sciences. Orphaned as a child, he becomes a beloved professor, a war hero... and a shell shock victim.

At war's end, he returns to his college hometown in Ohio and dedicates himself to research. Alone and isolated, he hires Elizabeth Rose, a young housekeeper with secrets. Together, they will seek to answer the one question that all humanity shares—what becomes of us after we pass beyond the veil?

They may not like the answer.

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FLOATING HAIR

by ETHAN KOIL


If you loved the early Stephen King stories (you know, the ones with sharp teeth) you’ll loved this…


Lucy was dead: to begin with. Burned to conceal his crime. Ashes dumped. Gone forever. No-one cared.

Resurrected. Hungry for revenge. So very hungry…






Floating Hair is a bleak, brutal, and unsettling horror novel which includes doomed romances.

Okay, so you’ve clicked on “Read more” and want to know further details about my novel:

Floating Hair is a gothic horror novel, with a female perspective, set in north-eastern United States.

David, grieving for his lost wife, returns to Malsham: finding new love, and a town filled with romantic, sexual, and criminal lives.

And some bad men. Especially one…

In 1692, Lucy was burned as a witch to conceal his crime: the ravaging fire destroying every aspect of her identity. In the centuries that follow, no-one is held responsible. But now she is given a chance of retribution…

On a cold October night, there is a light in the sky. The population of Malsham watches its blazing progress, before it crashes into the lake. In that moment before impact, some become psychically bound: their lives forever linked.

The explosion resurrects Lucy as a relentless fire vampire. Initially unable to leave the waters, she births small dragons which feed upon those who will not be missed: the homeless, the friendless, the outsiders… She gains sustenance from their endeavours.

Rain deluges the region. Hauling herself from the lake, the rainwater coats her skin: churning from transparent into disparate dark colours. Allowing her to hunt.

Then, when she is strong enough, she summons the fearsome winter and…

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Trigger warning: This book features dragons. If you survived the burning of King’s Landing, please give this one a miss...

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The Secret of Giza (The Kwan Thrillers Book 1)

by Ken Warner


What if humanity didn't start on Earth..?


An incredible discovery deep inside the Great Pyramid, a mysterious signal sent from the Bermuda Triangle, and a ruthless experiment taking place in Area 51: How are they all connected?

When Malia Kwan exhibits unusual abilities, government agents show up at her home to apprehend her and her twin brother, Jaden—and all hell breaks loose. After their parents are killed, Jaden and Malia flee into the night, becoming fugitives. Before long, they discover their true identities are tied to the lost city of Atlantis—and to the origins of humanity itself. And now a threat emerges that could wipe out the entire human race—unless Jaden and Malia can stop it!


If you like fast-paced thrillers with mysteries of historical significance, you’ll love The Secret of Giza!

Buy The Secret of Giza Today!

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You Belong To Me

by Mary Higgins Clark


“The mistress of high tension” (
The New Yorker) and undisputed Queen of Suspense Mary Higgins Clark brings us another New York Times bestselling novel that USA TODAY calls “her page-turning best” about a killer who targets lonely women on cruise ships,a masterful combination of page-turning suspense and classic mystery.

When Dr. Susan Chandler decides to use her daily radio talk show to explore the phenomenon of women who disappear and are later found to have become victims of killers who prey on the lonely and insecure, she has no idea that she is exposing herself—and those closest to her—to the very terror that she hopes to warn others against.

Susan sets out to determine who is responsible for an attempt on the life of a woman who called in to the show offering information on the mysterious disappearance from a cruise ship, years before, of Regina Clausen, a wealthy investment advisor. Soon Susan finds herself in a race against time, for not only does the killer stalk these lonely women, but he seems intent on eliminating anyone who can possibly further Susan’s investigation.

As her search intensifies, Susan finds herself confronted with the realization that one of the men who have become important figures in her life might actually be the killer. And as she gets closer to uncovering his identity, she realizes almost too late that the hunter has become the hunted. Is she the next one marked for murder?

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Safe Haven (The Outbreak Series Book 1)

by Thomas Baker


When the tide of the undead floods the world, you can not run and you can not fight back. You can only find Safe Haven.


Reports of a virulent virus are downplayed until it is to late. The zombie apocalypse happens in the blink of an eye. Now the ordinary, everyday people who survived the first wave must put their differences aside and ban together if they are to survive the zombie hordes. All the while, another monster lurks amongst their midst, waiting for the right opportunity the chaos has afforded it. It was a day of death and a night of terror. The Outbreak begins and the known world ends.

A nail-biting zombie apocalypse tale!

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Fortune's Call: A Gold Rush Odyssey

by Frank Nissen


What begins as a high-spirited jaunt west to claim easy riches becomes a grim race for survival. Pegg is only 13 when he and his father set off for the gold fields of California. But by the standards of the 1840's, he's on the verge of manhood. Unfortunately, the third person in their party, Fred Hoyt, is a city slicker who is of little help on the trail. Worse, he proves to be unreliable, with a dangerous habit of making rash decisions.


Even as Pegg struggles to fulfill his father's dream of a better life for their family, Hoyt's every move jeopardizes his chances. Can Pegg muster the courage and perseverance to not just survive, but to succeed in the lawless frontier?

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Vampires and Villains: Magical Mystery Book Club Book 2

by Elizabeth Pantley


Paige and her joyful Aunt Glo have learned that the home they inherited comes with a magical library. They put together a book club group of loveable kooks to explore the magic. They’ve recovered from their first book journey, and they all agree on their next book which takes place on a cruise ship bound for Hawaii. Problem is, they were so excited about the cruising idea that they didn’t read the entire blurb on the back of the book. (“It was entirely too long,” explains Zell.) Once on the ship, they meet a charming and likeable man who blends seamlessly into their motley group. Too bad they don’t know why he’s so scarce during the day but shows up to join them every evening for dinner, drinks, and a show. When a dead body shows up on board, their new friend is labeled a suspect. Can they help him out by finding the real murderer? Or is he the real murderer? The book club will need to solve the case to get off the ship, out of the book, and back to their home.

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Kaleidoscopic Shades: Within Black Eternity

by David A. Neuman


Kaleidoscopic Shades - a Literary Titan gold book award winner for outstanding worlds, characters and imagination...

Reality is an illusion...

Bob Triplow should have known better in having escaped the horrors of childhood, but he could not have ever known he had passed them onto his son, Joshua... and that the comforts of Corona, California, were a mirage.

On September 7th 2022, both father and son find themselves propelling headlong into a world torn apart by horrific visions and memories, elements that should not be, that had no right to be. A world in which Bob will struggle for his sanity, while his son, a boy of just ten, fights to seize the hands of time... to put an end to the madness rippling across the endless vacuum of space... threatening the very fabric of existence itself.
 

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The Legacy of a Vampire Witch: The Complete Urban Fantasy Boxset

by Theophilus Monroe


5 books and 1200+ pages of vampires, witches, and New Orleans Voodoo fill this complete urban fantasy boxset.

My name's Mercy Brown-but don't let my name fool you. I'm merciless.

Book 1: Bloody Hell 

It had been almost a century and a half since I last encountered anyone from the Order of the Morning Dawn. They were religious fundamentalists with the dual goal of eliminating vampires and witches.

Being both a vampire and a witch I was the embodiment of everything the Order hates. Their first attempt to eliminate me failed. Thanks to the fact that my mentor in the Craft was also a necromancer.

When they burned my heart they didn’t kill me. They unwittingly completed a spell that tied my existence to the soul of one who took my place in hell.

Now I’m heartless, literally.

Not having a heart has some advantages. It means I’m pretty resilient, especially when it comes to wooden stakes.

So long as the soul bound to my existence remained in hell, I was virtually invincible.

But the Order figured it out. They hope to redeem the soul who was damned in my stead. If they do that, I’ll meet the true death for sure.  I have to capture the one damned in my place before the Order manages to liberate him from perdition. If they free him, I will die.

I have to go to bloody hell.

Also included...

Book 2: Bloody Mad:   A Vampire in an asylum? Like that's going to end well...

Book 3: Bloody Wicked: Taking on a horde of demon possessed vampires? Time to get wicked!

Book 4: Bloody Devils: We were the terrors of New Orleans. And humanity's only hope.

Book 5: Bloody Gods: I've always been the hunter... now I'm the hunted.

What are readers saying about The Legacy of a Vampire Witch? 

★★★★★ It gets better with each book!! Loved Mercy in this one. She has her humanity that most vampires don’t have yet she can be crazy devil could care less persona with her new power she got. I just love her. She is so complex...High recommed if you want a different take on vampires and witches. (Amazon Reviewer)

★★★★★ I absolutely love Mercy! She is tricked into becoming an immortal vampire, and her heart ripped from her. From the 1st book I was captivated by her inner demons and her determination to be totally heartless. Yet she loves and feels compelled to rid the world of demons and evil, so not in line with what a vampire should be! She finds friends and long lost family and together they save humanity. From werewolves to witches, to demons hellbent on taking over the world, Mercy and company are a delight to follow! Well written, highly recommended. (Amazon Reviewer)

★★★★★ This awesome box set was such a thrill to read...I highly recommend this awesome box set to everyone who loves reading about witches and vampires.

 

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Ghost Stories VOL II

by H.J. Tidy


Behind every haunted house, there's a true story... and for every true story, there are countless eye witness accounts…

What’s better than a good ghost story?

A true ghost story!

We’ve been telling ghost stories for centuries, with evidence of them seen as far back as ancient Roman writing… and all of those stories were based on people’s true experiences.

There are plenty of reasons why you might want to read a ghost story…

Perhaps you’ve had a supernatural experience and you’re looking for accounts from other people who’ve witnessed a similar thing…

Perhaps you’ve always believed in ghosts but you’ve never had firsthand experience of one…

Or maybe you just love them for entertainment and you’re not fully convinced of the truth behind them.

Whichever camp you fall into, true tales of supernatural encounters are powerful. They bring people together in a shared narrative: The idea that there might be more to the world than science can account for.

And every story brings us one step closer to understanding what might really be out there…

Ghost Stories vol II is packed with accounts of real-life encounters with the supernatural. Inside, you’ll discover:

  • 8 unique stories of paranormal encounters – peppered with evidence that’s difficult to ignore
  • The single greatest ghost story in American history
  • The unfortunate events of one of the most famous true crime stories of the 20th century
  • The most unusual tale of a haunted ship (a ship you can still visit to this day)
  • The real place that inspired the hotel in The Shining – with the eye-witness accounts that cemented it firmly into cultural significance
  • The Halloween attraction that was once home to America’s most dangerous criminals – and exactly what made it the perfect place for a spooky tourist venue
  • The #1 most haunted location in the US – and the full story behind it
  • The chilling tale of Sallie… Was this little girl ever real at all?
  • The true stories behind the ghost stories – supernatural encounters are even more terrifying when you hear of the horrors that happened in the physical realm
  • Inconsistencies in the stories and alternative theories for every ghostly tale – delve in and make up your own mind!

And much more.

Behind every ghost story is a chilling truth… and whether you believe in the supernatural or not, you can’t fail to be moved by the realities that paved the way for the stories.

Whether you’re a supernatural skeptic or a firm believer, this collection of ghost stories will leave you transfixed, giving you all the theories and angles you need to get down to the truth.

Curl up and get cozy… and then prepare to be chilled to the bone: scroll up and click “Add to Cart” right now.

 
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Black Rock

by David Odle


“There is darkness, cruelty, rage, violence and surprises. Overall, a great horror read. I'd suggest you read it in the day, with all the lights on, otherwise, you may never get to sleep.” –John Hunt, Bestselling author of Doll House

We all possess secrets. We lock them away. We bury them into the deep recesses of our mind. We go about our day and pretend they aren't there.

That's exactly what Thomas Loggins was doing. Going about his days. The head pastor of a small church in a small town. A family man, with a loving wife and a wonderful daughter.

Until one day, that all changed. It began as a typical meeting with a new member of the congregation. But Thomas soon realized this was anything but typical. This man knew things. Things that nobody should know. And he was making impossible demands.

Thomas's simple life crumbles when a stranger utters, "I know your secrets, pastor, and it's time to pay the price..."

 

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Within The Fog

by Charles Welch


The same ancient evil that killed 115 people at Roanoke, Virginia in the late 1500’s has arrived in a small eastern Colorado town. A fog covers the small town and closes in on Tom Benton and his family. The evil that lurks within the fog feeds on humanity but has special plans for those with anger deep inside. Tom Benton’s son Bobby has seen the face of evil outside his bedroom window in the darkest hours of the night. The man who appears at his window offers a veil of redemption to those holding onto anger and rage. As the fog wraps around the Benton family home there will only be a narrow chance at survival. Can Tom Benton and his family escape the issues of their past in time to save themselves from Croatoan?

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The Suicide Killer

by Zach Lamb


One soul for another. Two deadly secrets. A game begins.

Bobby Cotton’s mundane life is interrupted when he finds a dead body in Rusted Lakes Park. He is drawn to the girl for reasons he doesn’t understand and decides to hide his discovery from everybody.

When the dead girl speaks to Bobby, he sees it as his responsibility to protect her but ends up in an unusual love triangle. As she deteriorates, he must find new vessels for her to inhabit – or risk losing her forever.

Detective Gregory Burns wakes to a routine murder investigation, but when the killer contacts him, promising there will be other victims, Greg realizes there’s nothing routine about it. Burns’ home and work life blur as he tries to catch the killer and keep the secret phone calls from his wife and his colleagues.

Bobby’s descent into madness and Greg’s quest to solve the case no matter the consequences collide in a game only one can win.

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Something I Keep Upstairs

by Philip Crawford


"An assured mystery with an engaging narrator and a distinctive cast." -- Kirkus Reviews

Coleman Cooper is a troubled young man who can never get anything right—not even his own suicide.

When he is sent to an open-door mental health facility in a small New England village to get his life back on track, his journey darkens even further: someone starts killing the psychiatrists, one by one.

After taking a job tending bar at a local country inn—the social heart of the quirky little town where everyone knows everyone and grudges can last for decades—Coleman unwittingly finds himself at the center of the investigation, even a suspect.

Yet as villagers dread news of more victims and the police come up empty-handed, it is Coleman, and he alone, who discovers the twisted path to the killer’s identity—and the door to a new life for himself.

 

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In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad, Book 1)

by Tana French


The debut novel of an astonishing voice in psychological suspense

As dusk approaches a small Dublin suburb in the summer of 1984, mothers begin to call their children home. But on this warm evening, three children do not return from the dark and silent woods. When the police arrive, they find only one of the children gripping a tree trunk in terror, wearing blood-filled sneakers, and unable to recall a single detail of the previous hours.

Twenty years later, the found boy, Rob Ryan, is a detective on the Dublin Murder Squad and keeps his past a secret. But when a twelve-year-old girl is found murdered in the same woods, he and Detective Cassie Maddox—his partner and closest friend—find themselves investigating a case chillingly similar to the previous unsolved mystery. Now, with only snippets of long-buried memories to guide him, Ryan has the chance to uncover both the mystery of the case before him and that of his own shadowy past.

Richly atmospheric, stunning in its complexity, and utterly convincing and surprising to the end, In the Woods is sure to enthrall fans of Mystic River and The Lovely Bones.

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Beneath the Surface

by Trey Everett


Micah has done the research and has all but proven his theory. He's confident that he can single-handedly solve the world's devastating water crisis - he just needs the funding.

After a shocking financial setback to his own non-profit's crucial fundraising attempt, Micah takes the world's fate into his own hands. Convinced his discovery of a freshwater well deep within the Pacific Ocean is the solution to the world's depleting water sources, Micah recruits his wife, a scientist and philanthropist in her own right, two professional acquaintances and one stranger to help him achieve his goal. The unconventional team sets out to accomplish the impossible, hopefully convincing a key investor to fund their full expedition in the process.

As the team gets closer to successfully fulfilling their mission, they begin to discover that some things lurking in the deep of the ocean should be left beneath the surface.

 

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Mexican Gothic

by Silvia Moreno-Garcia


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “It’s Lovecraft meets the Brontës in Latin America, and after a slow-burn start Mexican Gothic gets seriously weird.”—The Guardian
 
IN DEVELOPMENT AS A HULU ORIGINAL LIMITED SERIES PRODUCED BY KELLY RIPA AND MARK CONSUELOS • WINNER OF THE LOCUS AWARD •  NOMINATED FOR THE BRAM STOKER AWARD

ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, NPR, The Washington Post, Tordotcom, Marie Claire, Vox, Mashable, Men’s Health, Library JournalBook Riot, LibraryReads

 
An isolated mansion. A chillingly charismatic aristocrat. And a brave socialite drawn to expose their treacherous secrets. . . . From the author of Gods of Jade and Shadow comes “a terrifying twist on classic gothic horror” (Kirkus Reviews) set in glamorous 1950s Mexico.

After receiving a frantic letter from her newly-wed cousin begging for someone to save her from a mysterious doom, Noemí Taboada heads to High Place, a distant house in the Mexican countryside. She’s not sure what she will find—her cousin’s husband, a handsome Englishman, is a stranger, and Noemí knows little about the region.   
 
Noemí is also an unlikely rescuer: She’s a glamorous debutante, and her chic gowns and perfect red lipstick are more suited for cocktail parties than amateur sleuthing. But she’s also tough and smart, with an indomitable will, and she is not afraid: Not of her cousin’s new husband, who is both menacing and alluring; not of his father, the ancient patriarch who seems to be fascinated by Noemí; and not even of the house itself, which begins to invade Noemi’s dreams with visions of blood and doom.
 
Her only ally in this inhospitable abode is the family’s youngest son. Shy and gentle, he seems to want to help Noemí, but might also be hiding dark knowledge of his family’s past. For there are many secrets behind the walls of High Place. The family’s once colossal wealth and faded mining empire kept them from prying eyes, but as Noemí digs deeper she unearths stories of violence and madness. 
 
And Noemí, mesmerized by the terrifying yet seductive world of High Place, may soon find it impossible to ever leave this enigmatic house behind.

“It’s as if a supernatural power compels us to turn the pages of the gripping Mexican Gothic.”—The Washington Post

“Mexican Gothic is the perfect summer horror read, and marks Moreno-Garcia with her hypnotic and engaging prose as one of the genre’s most exciting talents.”Nerdist

“A period thriller as rich in suspense as it is in lush ’50s atmosphere.”Entertainment Weekly

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Dark Water Sacrifice

by Zach Lamb


A parent’s guilt. Desperate choices. The ultimate cost.

The dark water has always called to the Blackwell family.

Devastated by the loss of his daughter, Adam Blackwell flees his hometown of Scarsville, Georgia. 

Something lurks beneath the churning black waters, and its patience is running out.  

Two years later, his father is dead and has left him everything, including the lake where Adam’s daughter drowned. Now, Adam must return to the last place he ever wanted to go and settle the affairs of the man he blames for everything. 

The time has come for the next sacrifice, and it will stop at nothing.

Adam believes it will be a short trip to get the house ready for sale. But the closer he gets to the lake, the more memories return from the worst day of his life.

Living in the past is dangerous, but there is nowhere to hide when the past comes back for you.

Staying in the family home, Adam hears small footsteps in the dark. Soon after, he hears the voice of his daughter. She wants him to join her in the depths of the black lake.

When the waters rise, Adam must decide whether he will begin the slow process of healing and somehow find peace between the world of the living and the dead—or become the next Dark Water Sacrifice… 

 

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Best Buddies: a Supernatural Horror Novel (Haunted States)

by Jordan Bach


Your son’s invisible friend is not imaginary.

Kate’s little boy has a new buddy, one even he can’t see. Can’t hear. Can’t feel. Yet, it’s feeding him information about the world. And about the future.

He is using this thing, this undetectable entity, to advance at school. And to help Kate gamble.

Despite her addiction.

But, for every morsel of knowledge, his friend demands a favor in return. And those favors are growing increasingly cruel and depraved.

It is only a matter of time until people must die.

How can Kate defeat an entity that knows her plans before she thinks of them?

How does she rid her son of a buddy who helps him more than she can?

And what if her son doesn’t want to say goodbye?

Best Buddies is a phenomenal debut horror novel in the supernatural suspense tradition of Stephen King, Dean Koontz, and the late, great James Herbert.

For a paranormal mystery with a psychic entity that may tear apart a single mother and her young son, grab your copy of Best Buddies today.

 

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