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.
“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.
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.
No one knew how it happened. One day, the earth simply opened up, monsters came out, and very few humans were left alive…
Headstrong and determined, Cia is not your ordinary seventeen-year-old – she is resourceful, tenacious, and a survivor. She’s had to be to stay alive in this perilous world she finds herself in.
On her travels she comes across an autistic boy, hiding from the monsters who’ve just killed his parents, terrified and alone. She decides to take care of him, and comes to love him like a brother.
But what happens when, during an attack, her and the boy get separated?
In a desperate attempt to re-find him, she battles against monsters, her surroundings, and humans with the sickest of intentions. She kills, she fights, and she endures the vilest tasks imaginable in order to try and get back to him.
But will she find her boy before it’s too late? Will she survive the trials she has to endure? Or will she be killed or eaten before she even gets the chance?
Download now to witness the true lengths a young woman would go to for sisterly love, and experience an apocalyptic world like no other.
The beautiful resort town of Heaven's Peak is home to gorgeous landscapes and terrifying secrets.
After the tragic death of his mother, teenage photographer Kevin Miller moves to a new town with his alcoholic father and eight-year-old sister with the hope of bringing the family together and starting over. However, everything changes when Kevin witnesses his sister being kidnapped by a bizarre creature. The police are skeptical, so he decides to unveil the mysteries that surround the town by himself.
On the other side of the investigation, FBI agent Norman James is willing to do anything to solve the baffling case, except believe the nonsense of a traumatized teenager.
Meanwhile, newscasts predict a blizzard approaching in the next couple of days, as people in the town begin to behave in strange ways.
Heaven's Peak is the first full-length horror-thriller novel from author Miguel Estrada. If you like suspense, mystery and dread, prepare for a ride you won't forget.
Twin girls are born.
First, their mother dies... Then their father...
But the worst is yet to come...
One twin is beautiful and becomes the biggest star in 1920s Hollywood. The second twin is ugly and not allowed to leave the estate of Mr. Cecil.
He's the most famous director in the world. His dark, twisted movies are always a smash hit.
Thing is, he may have been involved in the deaths of their parents. He may also have made a deal with the supernatural.
And his next movie might, literally, light the world on fire.
A surprising and incredible page-turner--young adult horror at its finest. Buy Flickers and experience the gut-churning suspense for yourself!
"The Room is a compelling story of possession, evil, and the struggle of a family dealing with the unknown."
Don and Faith Paxton just moved into the house of their dreams--a 1929 remodel. Add a great job and two vibrant twins, and there's nothing else a family could ask for. Except for some peace. Before the smell of new paint fades away, the house's history starts seeping through. From an attic room, Don's transformation commences. His dreams become nightmares, his actions become inexplicable, and he slowly becomes the house. Can he save himself and his family before the transformation is complete? Or, will the room consume them all?
"Unique... claustrophobic... and what an ending...[It's a] sucker punch." - HorrorTalk
"A spectacular read...absolutely gripping. I couldn't force myself to put it down." - The Horror Report
Welcome to Cabin Green, where the setting is familiar, but the story is completely unexpected. This original, terrifying psychological thriller is the debut horror novel from the author of the highly-rated Alexa Bentley Paranormal Mysteries Series. Socially conscious, inclusive, and raw modern Gothic horror that reflects the world around us and takes a close look at the destructive nature of grief. Ideal for fans of raw horror shows/movies such as The Haunting of Hill House (2018) and Hereditary.
Going to Cabin Green alone after the death of his fiancée was Ben's first mistake. His second mistake was tempting fate by saying, "There's no such thing as an evil building." Now he's caught in a nightmare of his own making deep in the woods of Northern Michigan. Even worse, a family history of mental illness makes it impossible for him to know if the ghosts haunting the cabin are real or all in his head.
This modern Gothic horror story takes the reader directly into Ben's hellish experience. Is he crazy? Is a ghost haunting him? The only way to find out is to make it to the end of this deep, dark thrill ride that's filled with more twists than a roller coaster.
This book was inspired by a real-life, spooky green cabin in Northern Michigan that's so well-hidden it can't be found by GPS!
Within this novel, you'll be taken back and forth in time. The time frames are indicated by clear markers. These time jumps provide valuable background information about the main characters and allow you to get to know them more intimately. These jumps are also used as a device to weave a thread throughout the entire book that provides clues about the cabin's sinister secrets. Pay close attention: Can you guess the shocking ending?
Content Warning: This isn't a Saw-type torture story, but it does contain gore, sex, profanity, and deeply disturbing psychological themes. This isn't a fluffy horror story; it's emblematic of the destructive, devastating nature of grief. Readers are taken directly into the main character's experience, which means that feelings of confusion are normal and intentional. Until Ben knows what's going on, readers won't know, either! For mature readers only.
SEMIFINALIST: The Kindle Rook Review's 2018 Award for Best Horror/Suspense
NOMINEE: The Kindle Book Review 2018 Reader's Choice Award for Best Horror/Suspense (winner to be named in November 2018).
Reviews for The Haunting of Cabin Green
"A spectacular read...absolutely gripping. I couldn't force myself to put it down. Taylor did an excellent and meticulous job creating this story, forming imagery...invoking real emotion on the part of the reader." - The Horror Report
"April A. Taylor's The Haunting of Cabin Green sucked me in from the first page... Taylor pulls the rug out from under her readers... a well-structured and integrated climax. I read this book in one sitting... fighting the urge to turn on all the lights." - Connal Bain, author of Blood Moon Fever
"Unique... the author depicts the grieving process amazingly well. The story is claustrophobic... and what an ending. All of the flashbacks and delusions suddenly make sense... [it's a] sucker punch." - Jennifer Turner, HorrorTalk.com
"A literary treat... exceptionally written and beautifully descriptive... it is written so intelligently that the very plot may leave some who are not well versed in abstract twist endings confused and wanting... artistic, psychological... very progressive. A true modern horror classic." - Amazon Reviewer
"A tale of love lost, terror of the mind, and ghostly haunting, this book takes you on a harrowing journey that keeps you guessing until the end. A great read!" - Goodreads Reviewer
Max Ahlgren thought the nightmare he had endured in Alaska was over. He was wrong.
Consumed with finding those responsible for the death of his family ten years earlier, Max is approached by Juno Rey, a seductive CIA agent with a tantalizing offer—information on the killers in exchange for Max's help on a top-secret mission. The target: a covert biomedical research facility located deep in North Korea, where scientists are attempting to reverse engineer the alien life form discovered in Alaska.
An elite team of CIA operatives accompanies him, but even their advanced weapons cannot ensure survival against the murderous abominations created at the facility. Max must decide who he can trust as the devastating secret of their mission unravels. To unlock the secrets of his past, Max must again face his nightmares as he fights to save humanity from an unearthly terror.
The explosive sequel to Existential, Undead is a perfect cocktail of horror, science fiction, and thrilling military action. Fast-paced, terrifying, and visceral, it contains intense scenes of graphic violence and horror. Reader discretion is advised.
The New York Times bestseller by the author of The Bone Clocks and Cloud Atlas | Named One of the Best Books of the Year by San Francisco Chronicle, NPR, Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, The Telegraph, National Post, BookPage, and Kirkus Reviews
Keep your eyes peeled for a small black iron door.
Down the road from a working-class British pub, along the brick wall of a narrow alley, if the conditions are exactly right, you’ll find the entrance to Slade House. A stranger will greet you by name and invite you inside. At first, you won’t want to leave. Later, you’ll find that you can’t. Every nine years, the house’s residents—an odd brother and sister—extend a unique invitation to someone who’s different or lonely: a precocious teenager, a recently divorced policeman, a shy college student. But what really goes on inside Slade House? For those who find out, it’s already too late. . . .
Spanning five decades, from the last days of the 1970s to the present, leaping genres, and barreling toward an astonishing conclusion, this intricately woven novel will pull you into a reality-warping new vision of the haunted house story—as only David Mitchell could imagine it.
Praise for Slade House
“A fiendish delight . . . Mitchell is something of a magician.”—The Washington Post
“Entertainingly eerie . . . We turn to [Mitchell] for brain-tickling puzzle palaces, for character studies and for language.”—Chicago Tribune
“A ripping yarn . . . Like Shirley Jackson’s Hill House or the Overlook Hotel from Stephen King’s The Shining, [Slade House] is a thin sliver of hell designed to entrap the unwary. . . . As the Mitchellverse grows ever more expansive and connected, this short but powerful novel hints at still more marvels to come.”—San Francisco Chronicle
“Like Stephen King in a fever . . . manically ingenious.”—The Guardian (U.K.)
“A haunted house story that savors of Dickens, Stephen King, J. K. Rowling and H. P. Lovecraft, but possesses more psychic voltage than any of them.”—Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
“Tightly crafted and suspenseful yet warmly human . . . the ultimate spooky nursery tale for adults.”—The Huffington Post
A woman on the run finds refuge in a motel at the edge of the woods, with plenty of vacancies. Check in for the night with New York Times bestselling author Lisa Unger.
Eve has a fake ID, a .38, and a violent lover receding in the rearview mirror. He’ll never find her at the isolated motel, and its kindly manager is happy to ease her fears. But if Eve is the only guest, whom does she keep hearing on the other side of the wall? Eve won’t get a good night’s rest until she finds out.
Lisa Unger’s The Sleep Tight Motel is part of Dark Corners, a collection of seven heart-stopping short stories by bestselling authors who give you so many new reasons to be afraid. Each story can be read in a single sitting. Or, if you have the nerve, you can listen all by yourself in the dark.
NO ONE LIVED IN THE HOUSE IN PELLAM WOODS...
The mansion in Pellam Woods had been shipped in, piece by piece, and reconstructed in the forest at the edge of town. The citizens of Edgar Falls wondered who would build such a grand house in their sleepy little backwater. But the house sat vacant….
THEN THE DYING BEGAN….
A mother lights her home ablaze, burning her six children alive…
A young boy drowns himself in a lake....
Twelve year old Bobby Topin sensed something evil inside the house. Something that tried to crawl inside his mind. One by one, the townsfolk are falling victim to their darkest impulses. And only Bobby knows that the house where no one lives is home to a malevolent force...
Apple, Massachusetts is rotten to the core.
Every fall, when the orchards ripen and the leaves begin to die, there are murders. We know it, and we accept it. It's the price we pay for living in Apple. Families mourn, but no one is ever caught. Now, there's a body in the woods, and the cycle is starting again. People bruise easily in Apple.
Finding a murdered and mutilated girl plunges Jackson Gill into the middle of a decades-old horror. For Jackson, the newest murders become personal. His mentally ill sister knows far more about the murders than anyone restrained in a basement room should know.
When one by one, her sick, cryptic predictions prove true, Jackson will have to believe the unthinkable and stop what no one has been able to stop in sixty years.
He has no choice. He lives in Bloody Bloody Apple.
Two days to get in, get her, and get out - all before the city is laid to dust.
A little girl is trapped in London – a city where hundreds of thousands of fast, strong and hungry zombies are quarantined.
Gus Harvey is a cynical ex-soldier with a bullet lodged in his calf, mourning the loss of his family. When a suicidal mission to the zombie centre of the country arises, who else are they going to ask?
This is the new flesh-eating series from Rick Wood, author of The Edward King Series and the new prince of horror. Download now and discover the real price of losing everything to a rabid zombie horde.
From Michelle Dorey, best selling author
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Adam is a typical nineteen-year-old guy except...he isn’t. Born with the gift of second sight, he could be a great help to people. Could be, if he wasn’t such a slacker. Instead, he’s obsessed with his nonexistent love life, trying to hookup with women too many evenings in the local watering hole after the shift at his part-time job ends.
Marked when he was twelve years old by a powerful demon, he encounters it again. It’s been waiting for him to mature and now he’s definitely ripe.
Adam is revolted by the evil succubus. Even a wannabe lothario has some standards. This enrages the demon, who strikes back. Bodies start to pile up. Making an already terrifying situation worse, the evidence points to Adam as the murderer.
He flees his small town and ends up in Saranac Lake—exactly where the demon wants him. Now it’s up to him to finally man up and fight.
All hell is about to break loose.
The Demon and Me: A stand alone novel of Paranormal Suspense in the traditions of Odd Thomas and Rosemary’s Baby.
Eddie was eleven-years-old when he was hit by a car, wounding him and killing his sister.
That’s when he first saw it.
He was twenty-three when he had his second near-death experience. It was there again – revolting, demonic and destitute.
Now he sees it while he’s awake. Everywhere he goes, everything he does, it is there. It has chosen him, and it is making him weaker – but he cannot understand why.
Can he figure it out – or will it end up destroying him completely?
Because finding out why may not just save his soul, but the soul of his dead sister too…
This collection brings together the first three out of five books of The Edward King Series. This series was made for fans of paranormal horror, demonic possessions and exorcisms – if you are a horror nut, then these are the books for you!
Download the beginning of this enthralling series now and discover why demons seem to constantly recognise Eddie, and question where exactly his gift may have come from…