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.
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.
This collection contains the first two episodes in the Elixr Plague zombie apocalypse serial.
Episode 1: Vector
Billionaire philanthropist Desmond Martin has spent a vast fortune developing a gene-edited miracle drug that will reshape the future of humanity and provide almost superhuman immunity to sickness and disease--and he's giving it away to the world for free.
But when terrorists hijack the release of Elixr at several key worldwide venues, replacing the drug with a gene-edited concoction of their own, no one is prepared for what happens next. As the world descend into chaos following the spread of the Elixr Syndrome and cities are quarantined, the infected begin to die...and come back.
From ex-special forces mercenaries, to geneticists, to a grad student trying to earn his doctorate, Elixr Plague is told through the eyes of a wide, diverse cast of characters from all walks of life. Because in the end, there are only two sides to the global conflict: the living vs the dead.
Episode 2: Infected
Elixr has been unleashed upon the world, and the clock is ticking. As cities fall, people do whatever it takes to escape, hide, and survive. For some, like grad student Darren Bruce, trapped in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, that means kill or be killed. Others, like Seneca Roberts and Pastor Alan Walsh, stubbornly cling to the ideas of faith, loyalty, and duty in a world that is crumbling right in front of them. As Elixr spreads, everyone will be tested, but only the strong, the smart, and the lucky will survive.
Elixr Plague is a serialized story of the zombie apocalypse and is told in small episodes, easily read and written, so the story can be published faster.
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?
2019 Top Shelf Book Awards Suspense First Place Winner
Only three children survived the terrors of Oneka Falls, New York in 1979.
Each of them paid a terrible price and had to survive as best they could—wrapped in fantasy, the comfort of amnesia, or the silence of self-imposed isolation. Twenty-eight years later, they are drawn together to once again face the town's horrible secrets--the horde of demons infesting Oneka Falls.
But the strongest of the demons is the one who terrorized them as children…
Can they survive another confrontation with the Demon King?
Critical Acclaim for Demon King:
★★★★★ “Vick’s dark, tense thriller pits young kids—and their older selves—against a demonic evil and his twisted daughters in Upstate New York... Vick bounces the story line between eras effectively, and the tension never lets up. Stephen King fans will enjoy spotting the references that Vick sprinkles throughout in homage... [T]he thrills and horrors are engrossing.”--Publisher's Weekly
★★★★★ “While favorably compared to Stephen King’s IT––in particular––and King & Koontz in general, by hundreds of reviews, I found the novel just as close to Stranger Things...“--Robert W. Walker, TopShelf Reviews
★★★★★ “Vick’s (Errant Gods, 2017, etc.) supernatural horror story is evocative of Stephen King’s work in its use of a small-town setting and a gang of friends facing a powerful evil.”--Kirkus Reviews
★★★★★ “What do you get when you mix elements of fear, mystery, suspense, foreshadowing and a perfectly gripping plot? Give up? Well… if all of these elements are woven together in a seamless piece of writing, you will end up with one fantastic horror story! This is exactly the case with Erik Henry Vick’s novel, Demon King.”--Leonard Tillerman, leonardtillerman.com
★★★★★ “Demon King is a novel that is impossible to put down. Gripping and intense are only two words to describe the effect of the story, but if horror is your pleasure, that is all you need to hear. Erik Henry Vick is certainly an author to fill you with nightmares. Fabulous story. I loved it!”--Melinda Harris, Readers' Favorite Reviews
★★★★★ “Demon King is a terrifying, thrilling and gripping novel that captivated as well as frightened me from the start...a unique novel with a multi-layered plot that is full of captivating mystery...did have me reading the book in the light!”--redheadedbookloversblog.com
What readers are saying:
★★★★★ "This book was like the old Stephen King…"
★★★★★ "The best horror story I’ve read in years! Read the entire book in two days, couldn’t put it down!”
★★★★★ "Sophisticated and well written. Scary as hell."
★★★★★ "Awesome characters, and scary monsters. Fast paced, and creepy, creepy."
★★★★★ "This is a fast-moving, vivid tale, told with bright imagination and fresh ideas."
★★★★★ "Read it straight through - haven't had a book grab me like it did right from the get-go in a long time.”
★★★★★ "This book is now on my list as one of my best 5 ever."
★★★★★ "…really excellent book, the type of classic horror novel that no one seems to write anymore…"
★★★★★ "If you love Stephen King or Dean Koontz, you will love this!"
★★★★★ "Right from the start of the book you are drawn into a dark world full of shadows and ancient evil"
★★★★★ "Great story that really hooks you in and keeps you up late to see what happens next."
Awards for Demon King:
2019 Top Shelf Magazine Book Awards Suspense First Place Winner
2019 Top Shelf Magazine Book Awards Horror Finalist
2018 Readers' Favorite International Book Awards Horror Finalist
This series has scared over thirty-five thousand readers. Now it's your turn.
The End of the World does not come because of a nuclear war, and it does not come because of the walking dead.
The end of the world comes because most of the world’s population is going crazy. It begins as people start stuttering and saying incomprehensible things. They cannot help themselves. Whatever has happened to them causes madness. They destroy their neighbors’ homes, burn cities, and murder those who have not gone crazy.
Every destructive thing they do is hilarious.
Every murder is creative and hysterical.
They hide around every corner, seeking those who are not like them.
High School sweethearts, Matt and Kyra, are trying to reunite with Matt’s mother as a historic blizzard hits their town.
The three of them must answer many questions as they battle their way through a nightmarish landscape of devastation.
What is causing humanity to lose its sanity?
Why are some people unaffected by this murderous rage while others have become violent predators?
Will they also lose their minds?
And ultimately, what happened that turned these people into - LAUGHERS?
The final installment in the best selling ghostly horror trilogy! (A stand-alone novel)
Leah MacKenzie and her mother, Dana, live an idyllic life in Illinois until a runaway car careens across their lawn, nearly killing Leah — a bungled attempt at murder. Now, they’re on the run, pursued by the same shadowy figure who killed Dana’s mother two years before.
Soon, they’re joined by two mysterious Englishmen chasing a serial killer — their trails coming together at an old lighthouse on the aptly named Porte des Morts passage, a place the ancients called the Doorway of Death.
There, they come face to face with an evil so powerful they may not survive.
It’s darkest before the dawn, but is it darker than a vampire’s soul?
For 400 Years Saito Izumi Has Struggled with What It Means to be Kyuuketsuki--A Japanese Vampire!
In Feudal Japan, during an attack on Kumamoto Castle from a horde of swarming yōkai— mythical creatures born from the darkest depths of Japanese folklore—the samurai Saito Izumi will be forever changed. By morning's dawn, Saito will be kyuuketsuki, a Japanese vampire!
Join Saito in Feudal Japan as she confronts an army of thunder-beasts, ogre-like oni, and the seductive spider-whore jorōgumo. Creatures as diverse as they are deadly. Then travel with the former samurai as she battles 18th Century Spanish soldiers and vampires along the Spanish Main. Stand with her as she wages war against shape-shifting Mexican nagual, fighting alongside the likes of Davy Crockett, William Travis, and James Bowie to defend the Alamo.
In this heart-wrenching collection of original stories are four terrifying tales from Saito Izumi’s centuries of existing—she doesn't consider it living—that explore her dangerous and deep personal journey to understand the blackest darkness of an inhuman soul, to discover what it means to live and not simply survive, and most important of all, to learn if a vampire can triumph over evil and truly love again.
The Irish Cycle Series - A unique urban fantasy adventure with a mix of mythological and supernatural elements set in contemporary and historical America.
"The Shining meets Dante’s Inferno ... brimming with sinister surprises sure to keep horror fans up at night." –Best Thrillers
The Oak Hollow Hotel stands eight stories above Riverton, Texas.
Despite not operating as such for years, a haphazard acquisition of the facility leads Chris Wilkerson down a dark path to uncover its mysteries as he forms a call-center specializing in horror stories. A sinister character lurks in an abandoned tunnel just beneath, manipulating Chris as he struggles to walk a fine line between his love for the dark and the macabre and a collapsing marriage.
Todd Adams, a manic depressive financial advisor, awakens from a coma along with 53 others, fighting to understand unexplained phantom memories that plague them. As each work to unravel their meaning, they begin to disappear into a labyrinth beneath the hotel at the torment of a bizarre captor. Discovering mutual commonality in an unresolved past, Todd works to lead them out.
Will they find the key to freedom?
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.
Pleading insanity was the easy way out for cop killer Bradley Walker because he knew going to jail was a sure death sentence for him. What he wasn’t expecting was for the judge to allow the cops to pick which mental institution he was getting assigned. Nonetheless, he envisioned a comfortable ride from here on out.
Little did Walker understand that cops never forgive and never forget, and at the asylum, you will descend into madness if madness is not where you come from. Walker tries his best to hang onto a glimmer of his sanity, but between the other patients, the orderlies and the doctor’s everything is turned around and upside down and Walker has no way of letting the outside world know he needs help.
“The good doctor is back. Dr Brock and the rest of the asylum staff is here to serve.” – Reader review
The first explosive thriller featuring Peter Ash, a veteran who finds that the demons of war aren’t easily left behind...
“Lots of characters get compared to my own Jack Reacher, but Petrie’s Peter Ash is the real deal.”—Lee Child
Peter Ash came home from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan with only one souvenir: what he calls his “white static,” the buzzing claustrophobia due to post-traumatic stress that has driven him to spend a year roaming in nature, sleeping under the stars.
But when a friend from the Marines commits suicide, Ash returns to civilization to help the man’s widow with some home repairs. Under her dilapidated porch, he finds more than he bargained for: the largest, ugliest, meanest dog he’s ever encountered...and a Samsonite suitcase stuffed with cash and explosives.
As Ash begins to investigate this unexpected discovery, he finds himself at the center of a plot that is far larger than he could have imagined...and it may lead straight back to the world he thought he’d left for good.
For years the abandoned MacKenzie mansion remained hidden in rural Wisconsin. Rumors and stories of apparitions, odd noises, accidents, and strange deaths in or near the property were enough to convince the townsfolk it was haunted and they stayed away.
Lucas MacKenzie and his brother Nate know nothing of this when they inherit the property and decide to bring their families to Wisconsin for a major renovation project with HGTV stardom in mind. As they tear out old fixtures and open shuttered windows, the house begins to reveal secrets of a terrible past and it soon becomes clear the MacKenzies are in grave danger. In the end, only one person can save them.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The #1 New York Times bestselling author of World War Z is back with “the Bigfoot thriller you didn’t know you needed in your life, and one of the greatest horror novels I’ve ever read” (Blake Crouch, author of Dark Matter and Recursion).
As the ash and chaos from Mount Rainier’s eruption swirled and finally settled, the story of the Greenloop massacre has passed unnoticed, unexamined . . . until now. The journals of resident Kate Holland, recovered from the town’s bloody wreckage, capture a tale too harrowing—and too earth-shattering in its implications—to be forgotten. In these pages, Max Brooks brings Kate’s extraordinary account to light for the first time, faithfully reproducing her words alongside his own extensive investigations into the massacre and the legendary beasts behind it. Kate’s is a tale of unexpected strength and resilience, of humanity’s defiance in the face of a terrible predator’s gaze, and, inevitably, of savagery and death.
Yet it is also far more than that.
Because if what Kate Holland saw in those days is real, then we must accept the impossible. We must accept that the creature known as Bigfoot walks among us—and that it is a beast of terrible strength and ferocity.
Part survival narrative, part bloody horror tale, part scientific journey into the boundaries between truth and fiction, this is a Bigfoot story as only Max Brooks could chronicle it—and like none you’ve ever read before.
Praise for Devolution
“Delightful . . . [A] tale of supernatural mayhem that fans of King and Crichton alike will enjoy.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“The story is told in such a compelling manner that horror fans will want to believe and, perhaps, take the warning to heart.”—Booklist (starred review)
A haunted Australian ghost town. An evil incarnate. A town steeped in mystery. The battle for supremacy has begun.
Clarisse has a supernatural gift with a terrible trade-off: she can foretell the future, but new horrors always accompany her visions. Will she accept her abilities, or confront the phantom's curse that afflicts her? As she faces the cursed taunts and mindless games of an angry phantasm that occupies the basement, will this become an affliction of the mind that she can no longer separate from her reality? The phantom is lonely and desperate for someone worthy to take over his curse. When the contract with the evil entity quenches her lust to control future events, it comes at a cost for Clarisse.
What will be Clarisse's decision? To inherit the phantoms curse or confront it and save the town from the evil incarnate?
Haunting in Hartley is the second book of the Haunting Clarisse Series. If you like A heart-thumping, bone-chilling and thought-provoking ghost, and supernatural experience, then you will love this story by 2020 USA Readers' Favorite International Book Awards Finalist in Supernatural Fiction, Janice Tremayne.
Pick up your copy today and enter Clarisse's dark world of greed and lust!
★ This book can be read as a stand-alone.
“You’ve found this, Chumley. Good for you. Now take my advice and put it back down. This manuscript isn’t meant for you. You don’t have the stomach.”
Sometime in 2016, dark web posts began appearing about a document known only as “the Manuscript.” Originally created with a manual typewriter and impossible to digitise, the Manuscript can only be read by those who can procure one of its precious few copies. It is said that the Manuscript contains horrific knowledge, and those who have read it have immediately disconnected from the internet, vanished off the digital grid, never to return.
In short order, all online posts regarding the Manuscript were gone without a trace. Everyone with any knowledge or connection to them has disappeared or been gruesomely murdered.
Something horrible is happening. Something unspeakable is coming.
And yet you can't seem to stop from staring at that television, that computer, that mobile phone. THEY have you, and for all your justifications and bravado, you never can turn away.
Why are you still looking?
THEY are watching you...
“How do we know you’re the real Santa?”
Young Dexter and Millie are spending Christmas Eve at their grandparents' farm. Something is stuck up the chimney. Is it Santa Claus? Or something else entirely?
Scarlet is dead, cursed, and trapped behind the mirror, desperately searching for her true love.
Courtney was born when the dead started walking, infecting the living, taking over the world. This is her life. This is all she knows.
Max has been granted one wish. One wish to change his worthless life, or change a broken world. Will he make his choice before it's too late?
Chloe has been an activist all her life. She wants to save the planet. Save humanity from its own extinction. But at what cost?
Follow the lives of these and many more in a brand new, terrifying horror collection from Steven Jenkins.
One drunken make-out session behind a dumpster is a lot more trouble than it is worth...
An unemployed deadbeat finds himself wrapped up in a cult's sinister plan in this horrific occult story with a humorous undertone.
Logan is obsessed with trying to uncover who is behind the famous 4-20 Drain Murder after his ex-girlfriend was murdered. He and his friends struggle to find answers while dealing with drug addiction, the living dead and being stalked by cultists.
Who are these people? Is it connected to his ex-girlfriend's death? Logan's life is on a timer, he better find some answers.
------"If you enjoyed John Dies at the End by David Wong then you will enjoy the main characters Logan and Skip."
- Siouxsie, Goodreads Reviewer
"...his Seed Me book belongs on the shelf next to King and Koontz. Great creep factor, awesome pace, refreshing bad guys, and the ability to stay with you after you're done. Do Consume Seed Me."
- Lilyn G. | Sci-Fi & Scary, Goodreads Reviewer
"This gives Lavery his own edge in the industry and a new voice that could make people think differently about storylines."
- Renee Spicuzza, Goodreads Reviewer
One of NPR's Best Books of 2016, winner of the Shirley Jackson Award, the British Fantasy Award, the This is Horror Award for Novella of the Year, and a finalist for the Hugo, Nebula, Locus, World Fantasy, and Bram Stoker Awards
People move to New York looking for magic and nothing will convince them it isn't there.
Charles Thomas Tester hustles to put food on the table, keep the roof over his father's head, from Harlem to Flushing Meadows to Red Hook. He knows what magic a suit can cast, the invisibility a guitar case can provide, and the curse written on his skin that attracts the eye of wealthy white folks and their cops. But when he delivers an occult tome to a reclusive sorceress in the heart of Queens, Tom opens a door to a deeper realm of magic, and earns the attention of things best left sleeping.
A storm that might swallow the world is building in Brooklyn. Will Black Tom live to see it break?
"LaValle's novella of sorcery and skullduggery in Jazz Age New York is a magnificent example of what weird fiction can and should do."
— Laird Barron, author of The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All
"[LaValle] reinvents outmoded literary conventions, particularly the ghettos of genre and ethnicity that long divided serious literature from popular fiction."
— Praise for The Devil in Silver from Elizabeth Hand, author of Radiant Days
“LaValle cleverly subverts Lovecraft’s Cthulhu mythos by imbuing a black man with the power to summon the Old Ones, and creates genuine chills with his evocation of the monstrous Sleeping King, an echo of Lovecraft’s Dagon… [The Ballad of Black Tom] has a satisfying slingshot ending.” – Elizabeth Hand for Fantasy & ScienceFiction
At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
The Seven Sisters Ultimate Cottonwood Saga, including two bonus stories.
When historian Carrie Jo Jardine accepted her dream job as the chief historian at Seven Sisters in Mobile, Alabama, she had no idea what she would encounter.
The moldering old plantation housed more than a few boxes of antebellum artifacts and forgotten oil paintings.
Secrets lived there--and they demanded to be set free.
When young, wealthy Ashland Stuart offered Carrie Jo the job, he had no idea that she had a secret of her own.
An unexpected accident takes Carrie Jo back in time as a witness to life at the plantation over 150 years ago.
An impassioned plea from Ashland puts Carrie Jo in a precarious position as the two work together to find young and beautiful missing heiress Calpurnia Cottonwood.
A collection of journals and a series of dreams give Carrie Jo all the clues she needs to find the missing girl, but both a present-day danger and one from the past try to stop her.
Will Carrie Jo solve the mystery of the houseor will she go missing forever herself?
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The Seven Sisters Complete Cottonwood Saga Includes:
1. Seven Sisters
2. Moonlight Falls on Seven Sisters
3. Shadows Stir at Seven Sisters
4. The Stars That Fell
5. The Stars We Walked Upon
6. The Sun Rises Over Seven Sisters
7. Christmas at Seven Sisters
8. Ghost on a Swing
9. Beyond Seven Sisters
“A powerful, well-written story of love, hate, friendship, ambition, and so much more, delivered with characters you won’t soon forget.” –Sublime Book Review
It is the end of the 18th century, on a mountain range, in Bohemia. Lost souls who search desperately for love, family and acceptance will go to the extreme lengths of good or evil to reach their ambition. This undying will, brings together the living, the dead, and the undead in a tempestuous adventure of love, hate, jealousy and murder. The worlds of man, ghost and vampire will collide as they struggle to find a place to call home.