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.

Her Eyes Underwater: A True-Crime Inspired Tale of Obsession and Suspense

by Romona Simon


She's an unsuspecting university student. He's a stranger with a dark secret. Will she see past her infatuation before she becomes his next victim?

Do you lock your doors and windows at night? Will tonight be the night you'll find out why you should? Even small towns harbor strangers with secrets, and he might be watching you tonight.

During a chance encounter at a café, university student Julia Strauss meets a captivating man. She is instantly attracted to the handsome stranger and pursues him obsessively.

What she doesn't know is that behind all the charm, he has a secret agenda of his own. Can Julia see beyond the haze of her infatuation before it's too late?

If you enjoy an impassioned romance-thriller full of suspense, then Her Eyes Underwater is for you. Set in the vast and pristine wilderness of 1970s Montana, this true-crime inspired novel is a unique mix that will grab you from the first page.

Order your copy now and get ready for a thrilling read, but lock your door and pull down the shades first.

"Impassioned, alarming, characteristically powerful and thought-provoking, romantic thrillers don't get much better than this, and Her Eyes Underwater is Highly Recommended." - Book Viral ★★★★★

This is the first book in an exciting new cross-genre series and contains violent scenes intended for adult readers.

 
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The Cold

by Rich Hawkins


It was an English summers day like any other until the snow began to fall and kept falling. Within hours, the entire country was buried beneath a freezing white blanket. And hidden within the blizzard conditions things began to move and kill and feast.

Seth is one of the few passengers to survive the train crash. Now he and his fellow survivors face a new world of snow, ice and freezing fog, where they will be hunted like prey in the ruins of Great Britain.

They must run.
They must hide.
They must survive THE COLD.

 
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Demon King: A Horror Collection (The Bloodletter Collections Book 1)

by Erik Henry Vick

 

A horror collection of the novels: Nightmare and Blackened, books 1 and 2 of The Bloodletter Saga

Ancient, insidious evils have overrun the small town of Oneka Falls, NY, and they're hungry.

Only three children have encountered the worst the town has to offer and lived, and each of them paid a terrible price. Psyches fractured, each child survived to adulthood as best they could—wrapped in fantasy, the comfort of amnesia, or the silence of isolation. When the town's evil intrudes on their lives a second time, it draws them home, setting in motion a chain of events that can only end in destruction.

Who will be destroyed, the survivors or the monsters that plague the town?

 

 
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Sunburn

by Darren Dash


When three friends go on holiday to Bulgaria, protecting themselves from sunburn is their only real concern, but when they run into a nightmarish beast unlike any they've ever imagined in the forested hills far from civilization, their vacation becomes a savage fight for survival.


"The beast licked its upper lip, teasing dried flakes of blood, remembering other bright nights when it had hunted and killed and wallowed in thick red juices. The beast could manoeuvre in total darkness but preferred nights like this, when it could see the blood dripping from its fingers, the terror in the eyes of its victims, its guts shifting sinuously as it ripped with its fangs and swallowed."

Not for the faint of heart or weak of stomach, Sunburn will introduce you to a monster like none you've seen before. The question is -- will you survive the encounter or will your torn flesh and splintered bones be added to the scattered remains in the creature's rat-ridden underground lair?

EDITORIAL REVIEWS

"The story flows like a dream, and the characters are diverse, divisive and distinct. Mr Dash can not only create a thrilling horror, but the kinds of characters, depth and quality with which he completes the novel bring it to a much higher level. Sunburn is engaging, horrific and visceral, interesting and truly well-written." Matthew R Bell's Book Blog Bonanza.

"Vivid and unrelenting... Dash fully realizes the unnamed monster in all of its grotesque, imposing physicality... the novel offers captivating tension and brutal, gory fun." Kirkus Reviews.

"I cannot go on enough about the book, how great it is and how entertaining. This is an author who knows how to make the readers laugh, cry and scream in terror. To call this a must-read is an understatement!" Kelly Smith Reviews.

"A well-written and disturbing piece of fiction that explores relationships and delves into the deepest corners of the human mind. The plot reads like an international horror movie, enticing the reader with a series of detailed and comedic chapters before exploding into a vision of blood-chilling gore." Books, Films & Random Lunacy.

"This demonic masterpiece does not fail to disappoint even the biggest of horror fans." Crossing Pixies.

"A violent culmination of love, friendships, hilarity, thrill, horror and sex… Isn't that what we all want from a good book?! Sunburn literally had me completely HOOKED. A brilliant and thrilling read." Chase That Horizon.

"The elements of classic horror are very much present here. Sunburn held me firmly in the moment, demanding my full attention right to the very last page." Thoughts Of An Overactive Imagination.

"Darren Dash builds up the suspense with skillful pacing and a healthy dose of literary restraint, wisely refraining from indulging in the most horrific and grotesque elements of the plot until the reader has become invested in the characters. The result is a horror novel that is suspenseful, fun to read, and at times, very gruesome indeed. It also contains some very good reasons for never forgetting to wear sunscreen." Safie Maken Finlay, author.

"Like the Hostel films, they have a lot of set up and then shizzle hits the fan... and then hits it again for good measure!" Dark Readers.

 
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A House By The Sea (Winthrop House Book 1)

by Ambrose Ibsen

 

Something has always lived in Winthrop House...


After his book becomes a best-seller, novelist Jack Ripley moves into a house on the edge of Cutler Harbor with his wife and two daughters. Nearly a century old, Winthrop House is newly-restored and boasts a gorgeous oceanfront view.

But everything is not what it seems.

Though picturesque, Jack learns that the house has been shunned for decades by the locals, owing to a number of mysterious disappearances and inexplicable deaths on the grounds.

The Ripleys begin to grapple with the property's vile reputation, learning more about its sordid history and experiencing strange things within its walls. What was once a dream home quickly becomes a nightmare for the family as they encounter the terrifying presence that has existed there since times immemorial.

A House By The Sea is a full-length novel of supernatural horror and suspense by Ambrose Ibsen.

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Prayers for Evil: A Novel

by P.G. Smith


 

Something sinister lurks within the old mill town of Ashton Falls, Maine. For Chris Murphy and his daughter the New England village offers the promise of a new beginning, new hope, and a new romance. When strange accidents begin to befall the citizens of the town, an evil force threatens the safety of those closest to Chris. A dark mystery lies deep in the town’s shadows and a web of intrigue reaches from the Dark Ages to Nazi Europe and finally to Ashton Falls itself. Will Chris have the strength and courage to defeat this evil force? Will he stop it before it destroys the people he loves most?Something sinister lurks within the old mill town of Ashton Falls, Maine. For Chris Murphy and his daughter the New England village offers the promise of a new beginning, new hope, and a new romance. When strange accidents begin to befall the citizens of the town, an evil force threatens the safety of those closest to Chris. A dark mystery lies deep in the town’s shadows and a web of intrigue reaches from the Dark Ages to Nazi Europe and finally to Ashton Falls itself. Will Chris have the strength and courage to defeat this evil force? Will he stop it before it destroys the people he loves most?

 
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Autumn Dark

by Sean Seebach

When Alan Decker returns to the small town he and his sister grew up in, he realizes that the parts people play haven't changed, only the players. A new preacher arrives in town just as crazy events begin to occur and no one is sure whether or not he is to blame.

Alan tries to steer clear of the happenings, but is forced to get involved when his sister goes missing. He isn't afraid of any occult superstitions where his sister in concerned, but he is afraid she may have fallen off the wagon and returned to old bad habits.

Nothing is quite as it seems, and Alan is about to fall deeper into a world he isn't sure he even believes in.

 
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Evil Sushi

by C.A. King

They aren't zombies.
They aren't the walking dead.
They are something else...

Just when you thought it was safe to go back for seconds...
Evil Sushi turns the tables, putting meat back on the menu.



Two down-on-their-luck East Coast fishermen make the discovery of a lifetime—one that could solve world hunger once and for all. They find themselves fast-tracked on a quest to alter lives around the globe. Their discovery changes things, there's no doubt about it, but not in the way they hoped.

Is Evil Sushi fiction, the ramblings of a lunatic, or a prophecy as to what may come to pass? Pick this one up and decide for yourself.

 
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Snapped: An Agent Jade Monroe FBI Thriller Book 1

by C.M. Sutter


“In this first installment of Sutter’s new series, heroine Jade Monroe has just completed FBI training and is assigned to help track down a serial killer in the Houston area. As bodies accumulate, the agents learn that each victim’s death involved a cement block, and their job is to figure out why. The smart, risk-taking heroine that readers came to admire in Sutter’s previous Jade Monroe novels is back and in rare form, and the stakes have never been higher, especially when Jade makes a rash decision that threatens to end her FBI career when it’s barely begun. The action never slows down in this book, a wild romp of a thriller that Sutter fans will find deeply satisfying.” Angela M., Editor, Red Adept Editing


Murder happens in Houston, but when the most recent murders take on disturbing similarities, local law enforcement officers fear a serial killer is roaming their streets.

Former sheriff’s department sergeant Jade Monroe has just graduated from the FBI’s serial crimes unit in homicide and is called to Houston with her partner, J.T. Harper, to take on her first assignment—apprehending the person responsible for these gruesome crimes.

With victims piling up and the clock ticking, Jade and J.T. need to intensify their search because there’s no sign the killer is slowing down.

After a late-night epiphany while she’s alone, Jade suddenly comes face to face with the killer, and now Jade is missing. The clock continues to tick—but this time it’s for her.

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Gretel

by Christopher Coleman


There is an ancient evil in the Back Country, dormant for centuries but now hungry and lurking. When it sets its sights on an unsuspecting mother one routine morning along an isolated stretch of highway, a quiet farming family is suddenly thrust into a world of unspeakable terror, and a young girl must learn to be a hero.

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The Institute: A Novel

by Stephen King


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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Graveyard Shift: The Haunted Ones Book 6 (Paranormal Suspense)

by Michelle Dorey


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Serenity Lodge is haunted. Don’t ask the residents suffering dementia if that’s true. Ask the nurses.


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!

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ONLY THE DEAD DON'T DIE Last State: An Apocalyptic Saga - Book 3

by A.D. Popovich

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.

This on-the-edge-of-your-seat chiller has a paranormal-metaphysical twist that will have you questioning your own existence. If you enjoyed The Girl With All the Gifts and The Stand—you’ll want to read this!

 

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After Sunset: Six Scary Short Stories

by Kelvin Teo

 

For fans of NoSleep and Creepypasta...



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.

 

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WEBCAM - A Novel of Terror (The Konrath Horror Collective)

by J.A. Konrath


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.

WEBCAM
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.

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The Alpha Plague: A Post-Apocalyptic Action Thriller

by Michael Robertson

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.


REVIEWS

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.

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The Spitting Post

by Jason R. Barden

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?

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Bitten (Lauren Westlake Mysteries Book 1)

by Dan O'Brien


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.

 

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Mask of Silence: A Supernatural Slasher Horror Novel (Mask of Silence Duology, Book 1)

by Alex C. Gates

 

They thought they’d lived through hell. Until it came calling from the grave…

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.

Buy Mask of Silence to unleash a demonic terror today!

 

 

 

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Existential: A SciFi Horror Thriller

by Ryan W. Aslesen


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.

No Backup.

No Escape.

No Hope.


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.

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