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.

Blood, Smoke and Ashes

by Bradley Convissar

In the Fall of 1955, the state of Nevada used the electric chair to execute a prisoner for the first time.

It was also the last time.

Molly Blackburn, nicknamed Jane the Ripper by the Las Vegas press after killing eleven men while posing as a prostitute, was strapped to the chair without incident. The switch was flipped.

Everything after that went horribly wrong.

Since that day, a copycat Jane the Ripper has appeared almost every decade in a different city, mimicking Molly's choice in victims as well as her methods of murder. She kills eleven men then disappears, never to be found. The similarities between the bodies left behind each decade is uncanny. As if they are all the victims of the same murderer, not a copycat.

But that's impossible, of course, because Molly Blackburn is dead, her execution witnessed by a dozen people.

FBI Agent Jack Shaw, the lead investigator in the Jane the Ripper cases since the seventies, finally catches a break in 2009 when the intended fifth victim manages to turn the tables on the newest copycat . Everyone believes that the horror has finally ended with her capture. Shaw is not so sure, though, wondering if someone else will take up the mantle and kill seven more men to complete the cycle. But when no more bodies with her distinctive markings show up over the next two years, Shaw allows himself to believe that maybe he has seen the end of the Jane the Ripper murders.

As it turns out, what he thought was the end was only the beginning.

His hunt will take him across the country, and even when he thinks he's finally discovered the truth, he quickly learns that not everything is as it seems.

That not every monster is created equal.

That the nature of good and evil is not as black and white as he has always believed.

That not everything that is broken can be put back together.

That not every fractured soul can be saved.

When blood, smoke and ashes rise, no one comes out the same on the other side.

Blood, Smoke and Ashes is a 150,00 word supernatural thriller

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Virginia: A Novella

by William Esmont

Death always wins in the end.

Or does it?

The day Ray Shelby has been dreading most has finally arrived. The torturous battle against his wife’s cancer is drawing to a bitter close, and her disease is about to steal her away from him forever.

Devastated by his imminent loss, and with time running out, Ray strikes a bargain with a shadowy organization whose promises to cure his wife sound too good to be true.

And they may be.

For as the bill comes due, Ray learns he must choose between saving the woman he loves and surrendering his own humanity to an unfathomable evil.

*** All sales proceeds from the first month of availability will be donated to the American Cancer Society.

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Sorrow's Point (The Marker Chronicles Book 1)

by Danielle DeVor

Not All Exorcists are Equal....One is Marked

When defrocked ex-priest, Jimmy Holiday, agrees to help an old friend with his sick daughter, he doesn’t expect the horrors that await him. Blackmoor, his friend’s new residence, rests upon the outskirts of the town of Sorrow’s Point. The mansion’s history of magic, mayhem, and death makes it almost a living thing – a haunted mansion straight out of a Stephen King novel. Jimmy must decide if the young girl, Lucy, is only ill, or if the haunting of the house and her apparent possession are real.

After the house appears to affect him as well with colors of magic dancing before his eyes, rooms warded by a witch, and a ring of power in his voice, Jimmy is met by a transient who tells him he has “the Mark”. Whatever being “marked” means, Jimmy doesn’t care. All he wants to do is help Lucy. But, helping Lucy means performing an exorcism.

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This Broken Veil (Ran Book 2)

by Joshua Guess

The Nero virus didn't just raise the dead--it changed the living. Ran Lawson survived the catastrophic early days of the apocalypse with the help of new friends only to discover she was one of the many altered by the strange disease. When Nero first activated, it killed anyone with an injury more serious than a bruise, only adding to its mystery.

Six months later, Ran and other people with strange variations of the disease coursing through their veins are being targeted. Some remnants of the military, tasked with supporting the scientists whose research could be humanity's last hope, have been collecting test subjects whether they like it or not.

Ran has been a prisoner before. She knows the deep dread of the caged. And they are coming. For her and everyone like her.

Not even Ran knows if her mind can take confinement again, much less whether she can survive the experience. The one thing she will not do is ever give up. If necessary, she will make bad jokes right until the bitter end.

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In the Eyes of Madness (Declan Peters Chronicles Book 1)

by Michael Pang

2016 Edition
A near tragic incident at the hands of his psychotic mother left Declan Peters alone and with so many questions.

Years later, Declan is determined to find a way to be closer to his mother and takes a job at the institution where she's being held. That fateful decision will be the impetus for a chain of events so terrifying that Declan will question his own grasp on reality.

What he finds will be more horrifying than anything he's ever experienced and more dangerous than anything he's yet known. In a place, rife with demonic possession and sadistic beings, will Declan finally be able to find the answers he's longed for before its too late or will he succumb to the evil forces that inhabit the institution and all who live there?

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The Ghosts of Hanson House: A Haunting In Kingston Novella (The Hauntings of Kingston Book 5)

by Michelle Dorey

Each tale of The Hauntings of Kingston is a standalone novel with new characters that takes place in the enigmatic city of Kingston, Ontario.

Evil lurks just down the road. It’s been waiting, and the wait’s over…

The last thing Emma wanted to do this summer before high school was spend it on a farm! But now she’s stuck, along with her kid sister Julia, and worst of all her two snotty cousins from New York City. Her grandparents are selling the place this Fall, and want some kind of ‘bonding experience’ to happen between the four cousins this final summer.

Bonding? None of them had ever spent an overnight here, let alone a month!

On their very first night cooped up in the farmhouse, Cousin Grace sees a mysterious light coming from the dilapidated ramshackle house across the fields. The place is supposed to have been vacant for years, so what’s up with that?

They ask Grandpa about the Hanson home at breakfast and he totally loses it. He forbids them to go near the place— it can be dangerous, he says.

Well it’s the only interesting thing on this dumpy island. And besides, Grandpa really got their curiosity up about Hanson House.
…and we know what curiosity did to the cat, right?

 

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Apocalyptica (Ran Book 1)

by Joshua Guess

Ran Lawson isn't taking any of your crap, apocalypse. Thanks to a troubled past and some hard-learned lessons, she's ready for you.

Drawing on a staggeringly wide range of skills and knowledge acquired over many years, Ran faces the biggest challenge of her life: keeping alive and staying sane in a world fallen to the hungry dead. Beyond the zombies, she has to tackle men driven insane by the virus that caused the dead to rise, the appearance of other survivors, and how to plan for a future without any civilization to fall back on.

Never one to sugar coat or hold back, Ran will face these challenges and more with a fighter's heart and a joke on her lips.

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Dracula

by Bram Stoker

Bram Stoker's Dracula introduces one of literature's most famous characters, as the terrifying Count wreaks havoc on the band of hunters intent on stopping him.

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Twisted World: A Broken World Novel

by Kate L. Mary

Twenty years ago a deadly virus swept the globe, ravaging the population. People died and came back as monsters, and through the tragedy that rocked the world survivors were born. Megan James is the product of survivors. Her parents crossed hundreds of miles of dangerous countryside to reach Atlanta, and the promise of a real future.

Now, two decades later, Meg is facing a crisis of her own. Her father has vanished and is presumed dead, and her mom is teetering on the edge of insanity, but all Meg really wants is to return to the safe world she always thought she was living in. Only Atlanta isn’t everything her parents thought it would be. The slums have grown and corruption is rampant, and despite the promise of democracy the new government has been slow to change. Through it all, the only consistency seems to be the zombies. Decayed and barely more than skeletons, there is no reason they should still be moving. But they are.

Facing the harsh world alone, Meg gets a job in the entertainment district of Atlanta where she meets convict fighter Donaghy. Angry at the world and his circumstances, all the fighter really wants is to be left alone. But when he gets swept up in Meg’s problems, he finds it impossible to turn his back on her.

When a mysterious note resurrects old rumors about what the CDC is really doing, Meg can’t help wondering if her father might have met the same fate that her uncle did twenty years earlier. With the help of Donaghy, she will search for the truth among the darkness that has settled over Atlanta, where they’ll soon discover that the mutated virus has brought forth creatures nobody could have imagined, and the evil intentions of the men in charge are much more sinister than anyone ever thought possible, making the future look harsher than ever before.

***This novel is the first book in a new zombie/dystopian series, set twenty years after the final book in the Broken World series. While reading the first seven books will be helpful, it is not necessary to follow the plot of Twisted World.

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Broken Stories: Stories from the Broken World Series

by Kate L. Mary

Broken Stories is a compilation of short stories and novelettes that accompanies the Broken World Series. From California to Oklahoma, South Carolina and Colorado, readers will get a glimpse at what other people went through before, during and after the zombie virus outbreak.

Some of the characters featured in these stories have close ties to the main characters in the Broken World series, while others are brand new. It’s an emotional, intense and exciting look at how the zombie apocalypse has changed the world.

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Occult Assassin 1: Damnation Code

by William Massa

Driven by vengeance, one man declares war against the forces of darkness.

After a decade spent fighting the enemy abroad and keeping his country safe, Delta Force Operator Mark Talon is ready to put his military career behind him and settle down with the love of his life in San Francisco. But Talon's world crumbles when his fiancée becomes the victim of a murderous cult. The military man now has a new foe in his crosshairs, and this promises to be a very different war.

The person responsible for his beloved's death is a Silicon Valley tycoon allied with the forces of darkness. Fusing cutting-edge computer technology with an ancient evil, the enemy here cannot be stopped by bullets alone. If Talon is to be victorious in his mission of vengeance, he will need to master a new method of warfare -- the arcane arts! He must become... the Occult Assassin.

"Occult Assassin moves like a bullet exploding from Talon's 9mm Glock. " -- Nicholas Sansbury Smith, best-selling author of EXTINCTION HORIZON/ORBS.

Reads like James Bond versus the forces of darkness." -- Amazon Reviewer

The Occult Assassin series evokes the golden age of genre fiction: snappy writing and great plotting, larger than life characters, and a delicious mix of international intrigue and the occult." -- Layton Green, bestselling author of the Dominic Grey series.

"Recommended for readers of military horror." -- G. N. Braun, editor of the best-selling SNAFU series.

"Good mix of the supernatural and action/thriller." -- Mark Lukens, best-selling author of ANCIENT ENEMY.

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The Haunting of Towneley Manor

by Jack Lewis

Something terrible happened at Towneley Manor…

It has been ten years since Tamara walked the dark halls of her family home. Something bad happened to her in the manor when she was fourteen, but she can’t remember any of it. A whole month of her childhood is blank, and nobody will tell her what caused it. Shortly after, her parents sent her to boarding school without any explanation and she thought she would never go back again.

A decade on, Tamara can’t sleep. She has nightmares about the house and the brooding woods. She sees a dark place in her dreams, a place she knows she mustn’t go. Something is waiting in the woods of Towneley Manor, and the only thing Tamara can remember is the symbol she sees in her dreams.

An eye surround by a black sun. Watching her. Never letting her go.

The Towneley family keep dark secrets, and the manor holds the worst of them. Children dying in the walls, servants disappearing. As Tamara unwinds the secrets of her family, she starts to discover what happened to her all those years ago.

When her memory unfolds and she finds out what haunts the halls of Towneley Manor, she soon wishes she had never gone back…

 

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Yosemite Rising (Meadowlark Book 1)

by Julie Dawn

A legend that will change the world.

It’s been 150 years since the Ahwahnee Indians lived where Yosemite National Park now stands. Their last surviving Chief appears to Elizabeth Hutchings, a twenty-year-old biology student, the very day her parents die. Within 24 hours, she too is clinging to life as his whispers echo in her thoughts.

An ancient prophecy has begun. A plague rips through the world’s population, taking everyone and everything she has ever cared about. As agents of a mysterious organization called Meadowlark hunt her, she must find the strength to fight the infected even as she struggles to keep herself alive.

Just when she thinks she can’t go on, a man from her past arrives. He holds the key to understanding the prophecy. If she can unravel its secrets, she not only may change her own fate—but the fate of the entire world.
 

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Devil of the Forest

by Brennan Beard

SOMETIMES IT TAKES AN ABOMINABLE THREAT TO AWAKEN THE MONSTER WITHIN…

Hailey Card is a tenacious young science journalist with big plans for her career, but when her magazine looks to attract new readers with stories beyond the fringe of established science, Hailey is sent to the mountains of the pacific northwest, where she’ll join a group of grizzled researchers in pursuit of America’s most notorious cryptozoological creature…

Three-thousand miles from her civilized New York life, Hailey’s skepticism soon turns to terror, and when she and the crew find themselves hunted by monsters both human and otherwise, all of Hailey’s city-slicker sophistication yields to the most primal of animal instincts:

Fight or Flight.

A tale of Bigfoot, bad guys, and one woman’s ride to the brink of utter madness, Devil of the Forest builds with thrills and spills to a climax that will leave you seeing devils everywhere—even the face in the mirror.

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Skinwalker: A Western Horror Novel (Gideon Thorn Book 1)

by Michael Newton

Gideon Thorn, survivor at age two of the unknown 'animal' attack that massacred his family in Kansas Territory, roams the West in search of answers to his personal tragedy and other unsolved mysteries of seeming paranormal origin. In Skinwalker, his quest takes him to Tularosa, New Mexico Territory, where a savage prowler striking on nights with full moons has slaughtered eighteen victims. Can Thorn identify and slay the predator before it claims more lives—including his

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The Exorcist: 40th Anniversary Edition

by William Peter Blatty

Originally published in 1971, The Exorcist, one of the most controversial novels ever written, went on to become a literary phenomenon: It spent fifty-seven weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, seventeen consecutively at number one. Inspired by a true story of a child's demonic possession in the 1940s, William Peter Blatty created an iconic novel that focuses on Regan, the eleven-year-old daughter of a movie actress residing in Washington, D.C. A small group of overwhelmed yet determined individuals must rescue Regan from her unspeakable fate, and the drama that ensues is gripping and unfailingly terrifying. Two years after its publication, The Exorcist was, of course, turned into a wildly popular motion picture, garnering ten Academy Award nominations. On opening day of the film, lines of the novel's fans stretched around city blocks. In Chicago, frustrated moviegoers used a battering ram to gain entry through the double side doors of a theater. In Kansas City, police used tear gas to disperse an impatient crowd who tried to force their way into a cinema. The three major television networks carried footage of these events; CBS's Walter Cronkite devoted almost ten minutes to the story. The Exorcist was, and is, more than just a novel and a film: it is a literary landmark. Purposefully raw and profane, The Exorcist still has the extraordinary ability to disturb readers and cause them to forget that it is "just a story." Newly polished and added to by it author and published here in this beautiful fortieth anniversary edition, it remains an unforgettable reading experience and will continue to shock and frighten a new generation of readers.

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Death by Halloween (Adventures You Choose Book 1)

by David Warkentin

It is Halloween, a day that used to be your favourite of the year.

As a child, you counted down the days to Halloween, thrilled at the prospect of venturing out into the night in a monster’s clothing and returning with a sack stuffed full with candy.

As you grew through adolescence, your tastes gradually changed. You still lived in anticipation of Halloween, but you no longer cared much for its typical offerings. The costumes weren’t real. The candy was too sweet.

What you wanted was adventure, panic, black magic. You wanted to find yourself on a dark hilltop, shaking with fear as impossible shadows crept up the slope toward you. You wanted to see the dead sit up in their graves. You wanted to stumble through the fog trying to escape the clutches of a madman. You wanted to survive a nightmare...


Death by Halloween is a 'choose-your-own-adventure' style interactive book for adults and mature teens. It features:

  • Masterfully executed hyperlink navigation
  • Over 100 choices
  • Over 50 endings
  • A gender-neutral protagonist
  • Ghosts
  • Ghouls
  • Murderers
  • Self-loathing
  • Cannibals
  • Demons
  • Mutilation
  • Scarecrows
  • Specters
  • Zombies
  • Pie
  • And much more!

 

Please have a look at the sample to get a better idea of whether or not this book is right for you. Because this is an interactive book, the sample chapters will be out of order and not interactive. They will, nevertheless, give you a pretty good idea of what to expect.

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True Ghost Stories: Jim Harold's Campfire 1

by Jim Harold

70+ STORIES. 280 PAGES. GET YOUR COPY OF THE FIRST CAMPFIRE KINDLE #1 BESTSELLER (Supernatural) THAT STARTED THE SUCCESSFUL SERIES!

-A teen plays with a Ouija Board and gets a terrifying response

-A Deceased Musician Returns To Ask That His Final Record Be Completed

-A young bride makes a strange request that averts tragedy

280 Pages, 70+ TRUE, Spooky Stories From The Popular Campfire Podcast

22 Million Downloads Can't Be Wrong!

Jim Harold's podcasts have been downloaded over 22 million times, and the program that gets the most response is his popular Campfire show. In this his FIRST book, TRUE GHOST STORIES: Jim Harold's Campfire, Jim shares 73 of the best stories ever featured on the program. You'll read REAL PEOPLE's experiences with ghosts plus some UFO and monster stories added for flavor.

Real World Paranormal Activity

If you like The Conjuring, or The Exorcist you'll love the real thing! BUY TRUE GHOST STORIES: Jim Harold's Campfire TODAY!

NOTE: PREVIOUSLY RELEASED AS "Jim Harold's Campfire: True Ghost Stories" by another publisher in 2011. If you have that book, this is virtually identical except it is now published via re-acquired rights by Jim Harold Media LLC with a new cover and minor corrections.

 

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The Haunting of Bechdel Mansion: A Haunted House Mystery- Book 2

by Roger Hayden

A paranormal phenomenon, a mysterious curse, and an unsolved murder forty years in the making.
 

Curtis and Mary Malone purchased their dream house in the small town of Redwood, Indiana, prepared for a fresh start. What they found instead was an elaborate conspiracy involving a mass murder that took place in their home forty years ago. Time is running out for the young couple as they discover that there is no escape from the spirits who haunt them, until, that is, the original killers are brought to justice. Will they solve the mystery in time, or will the dark secrets of Redwood stay buried for generations?
 

 

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I Died Yesterday (Five Short Stories of Dark Fiction, Suspense, and Horror. Book 1)

by Andy Graham

Revenge. Respect. Regret.

Sometimes doing the ‘right’ thing brings out the wrong in people.

I Died Yesterday – A evening with an old friend becomes a morning after that lasts for ever.
Chopper - A young man’s pursuit of his dream unearths a nightmare.
A Decision at Dusk - If you could bring someone back from the dead, would you use the power to help or hurt?
Sunflower - When the establishment fights back, they break more than the rules.
A View - Some noises are best left uninvestigated.

These stories are not happy, but they leave their mark. Some are set in our world; some are set in an alternate world (that of the Lords of Misrule series). This anthology combines dark humour, psychological terror, horror, and a splash of brightly coloured gore. It packs an emotional punch made even more harrowing by the paper-thin divide between reality and fiction.

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