Monday, July 30, 2012

Peter is 13 years old. He is also the only survivor in his hometown, Rockville, of the zombie apocalypse. With the streets overrun by undead residents, Peter has taken refuge on the town's water tower. Safe from the hungry zombies, he passes time playing video games and eating junkfood. 

But as the familiar citizens become more fixated on young Peter, he finds he will have to make a choice that could change his life for better or worse. 

The Pied Piper of the Undead is 16,000+ words.

This work is for mature readers and contains adult content and language.

When there is nothing left to eat, the starving begin to eat the rich.

First came the crash.
Then the depression.
Then the food shortages. 
Then there were the tent cities.
Finally came the madness.

"Austerity" is a controversial zombie short story told as an "oral history" of the fall of civilization. 

Over 11,000 words.

'THEY' is a short story by Vincent Hobbes. It was first released in January, 2010 in the anthology, The Endlands. 

A relaxing road-trip becomes madness as two couples find themselves trapped in a blizzard.

The lineup of infamous slashers - Freddy Krueger, Michael Myers, Jason Voorhees - inducts another, Ford Fischer.

In a world where their existence is truth, Ford struggles to fight the madness lurking in the shadowed recesses of his mind, fearing his destined lifestyle will topple what's left of his mental stability.

Meanwhile, a vigilante stalks the streets targeting slashers as desired victims.

His life at risk, Ford halts his quest for stability and adopts a new mindset - slash or be slashed.

Ford's tale, coupled with a romantically conflicted exorcist and an officer whose dream redefine night terrors, leads us through a world that can be best defined as mad.

No one would ever forget the night the carnival came to town.
Vincent Carlson used to have a good life. He lived on a small farm in Doverton, Wisconsin, with his loving teenage daughter, Leanne. His biggest worries were tending his corn crop and being a good dad to Leanne. But that was before the seedy little carnival came to town, bringing with them the tiny humanoid creatures called “Haunchies”. For Vincent Carlson—and the whole town of Doverton—that was the night everything changed.

A writer instructor challenges his students to spend the night in an abandoned house in the mountains. He just wants to see if they can do it, maybe help with their writing projects, maybe scare them a little. He never expects real trouble to follow.

Dreama Cargill is in trouble. She woke up naked, cold, and sporting a back mural. Where did it come from? Tattoos aren’t her usual scene. Then again, neither is blood and a strange attraction to the woods at night. Something is changing her, and not for the better. Can she unravel the mystery before the moon calls her to kill?

Dreams of Gray is a satisfying bite of a dark fantasy novella at approximately 30,000 words (or 100 pages).


James wakes up with no recollection of how he ended up in a culvert full of corpses. He struggles to escape the confines of the pipe, and quickly realizes he should have stayed home that night.

NEMESIS is the first novel in the Immortal War collection. The story begins with the first days after the resurrection of an insane amnesiac deity called Nemesis and the soul imprisoned within him. His encounters with a vampire named Lamia lead him on a journey to discover the truth about who and what he really is, and why he was resurrected.

Mark Edward Hall Library, Vol. 1 (Boxed Set)

A boxed set of books including one novel, three novellas, and the award winning short story, THE RESURRECTION PIT, from the Kindle bestselling author. Nearly 200,000 words of fiction.

MARK EDWARD HALL LIBRARY, Vol. 1 features the complete text of:

APOCALYPSE ISLAND: A small Maine city has turned into a killing ground.
Is it a serial killer, someone with a penchant for the macabre and a need to destroy?

Or is it a darker force, an ancient legend from a mysterious Island come ashore to wreak havoc upon the unsuspecting?

Amid the backdrop of Portland’s burgeoning night scene, Police Lieutenant Rick Jennings discovers that no one is safe, and that evil has many faces.

Danny Wolf, a gifted musician with alcohol problems is witnessing brutal murder in his dreams. The nightmares intensify as Wolf begins to doubt his own sanity, for it is his own groupies that are dying. Perhaps he really is a homicidal madman.
Soon the killings become more bold and gruesome, as members of the church begin to die.
Danny Wolf becomes the number one suspect in the murders, but no one, not even Wolf, is prepared for what they discover on Apocalypse Island, a mind blowing secret that was supposed to stay hidden forever.

THE FEAR: a rich, dark tale of a young man’s struggle to understand the horrific visions of murder that have plagued his life since childhood. What he discovers is a truth so shocking it threatens to destroy him.

THE HERO OF ELM STREET: Luella Coombs is more than just a storyteller. She is a chronicler of life’s triumphs and tragedies. She has also lived long enough to realize that fact and fancy can sometimes become confused. In the midst of a great northeast hurricane she decides to relate a story from her younger years. But as the tale unfolds she begins to understand that stories live only because of their telling and that words not only have the power to heal but to transcend time itself.
The Hero of Elm Street is a ghost story about love, loss, and the power of hope.

THE BREATH OF LIFE: 1939, deep in the heart of the Egyptian desert archeologist Winston Smith has made the discovery of a lifetime. An old kingdom Mastaba tomb. But Smith suspects, from the markings on the door, that this tomb contains relics from the period of the new kingdom, the eighteenth dynasty. So begins an adventure that takes Smith deep beneath the Egyptian desert, while on the surface a storm is kicking up and a child is about to be born. As each adventure unfolds simultaneously and at breakneck speed the reader is taken along on a dizzying thrill ride of wonders and horrors, while elsewhere the architects of the future are making plans for an important arrival.
The Breath of Life is a fun, fast paced thriller steeped heavily in the tradition of the legendary pulp novels of the early twentieth century.

THE RESURRECTION PIT: In Somerville the dead always come back. When Christian’s little brother disappears he wishes for his return, but be careful what you wish for.

“Mark Edward Hall writes like a master. Stephen King, yes, but also like Stoker, Poe, and Bradbury, yeah, even Shakespeare...all those good guys we've forgotten. His prose is hypnotic and seductive, visceral, and edgy. He’s the real thing.” —Kiana Davenport, New York Times Bestselling Author of Cannibal Nights and House of Skin

“Hall has an uncanny knack for blending vivid, almost poetic prose with visceral images of jaw-dropping horror to great effect.” —Bram Stoker Award Winning Editor, Vince Liaguno

“Poetic and eerily seductive, Hall pushes you to the edge, until you get lost in the beautiful madness of his creations.” —Midwest Book Review

“Hall is rapidly climbing the ladder to stake a claim as one of the dark fiction elite.” —Morpheus Tales

Buried things have a bad habit of resurfacing, often when Josie least wants to deal with them. Nothing like a dead person to lend perspective to her miserable life.
When she signs on as a ghost tour guide in Gettysburg, Josie gets a fresh glimpse at the spirit world. Civil War soldier Nicholas Whitby is more real, and more attentive, than any living guy she knows.
Until Garrett joins the tour company. He warns her against Nick, who plans to destroy The Gate between worlds on Halloween.
Josie’s torn between the sweet Nick she knows, and the fear growing with each nasty encounter with Gettysburg’s ghosts. Just when she’s finally learned to feel comfortable in her tattooed skin, she must divine the truth. Will trusting a dead man unleash a legion of vicious spirits upon the earth?
Trick or treat never held such deadly consequences. Will Gettysburg become a ghost town for real?

When three of the world’s most prominent horror writers are viciously blackmailed, they are left with no choice but to abandon their comfortable lifestyles and take up seclusion in a tiny cabin in the mountains of Colorado, just on the outskirts of a mysteriously deserted mining town.

As the three trapped writers work together, struggling to understand and meet the demands of their blackmailers, they soon realize that they aren’t alone. There’s something else out there in the woods with them—something that doesn’t like visitors—and soon these masters of the macabre are caught right in the middle of their own very real horror story.

Michael Robertson Jr is the author of the suspense novel REGRET, as well as a collection of horror and suspense short stories THE TEACHERS' LOUNGE (both written under the pen name Dan Dawkins), and other short stories. His books have been downloaded over 15,000 times in Amazon's Kindle store.

Vicious monkeys and cold-blooded killers. Ghouls, ghosts and vampire girls. Dead wives and dead husbands...and insanity throughout.

Dead in a Trunk. The collected short fiction of published author Craig Saunders.

Terrifying tales and so much more.

About the Author:

Craig Saunders lives in Norfolk, England, with his wife and three children, who he pretends to listen to while making up stories in his head.

He has published more than two dozen short stories, and is the author of the novels Rain (Twisted Library Press), Spiggot (Grand Mal Press), and forthcoming, The Love of the Dead (Evil Jester Press) and A Stranger's Grave (Grand Mal Press).

Ella Reynolds knew from the first moment she walked into the old house someone or something was watching her. Waiting. Her husband's violent murder sent her spiraling into a world of grief and isolation, but Ella isn't alone. Who or what is responsible for her husband's death is still with her. Darkness has engulfed the past year of Ella's life. Everyday reality slips a little more between her fingers as she struggles to break free from her memories. She must look deeper into her past as well as the present to discover truth of her husband's homicide. A string of uncanny events takes place and practical explanations run thin as Ella follows the terrifying road to closure. As the past and present come to a head, Ella must decipher who or what the murderer is before it takes her as well.

The boys have the perfect summer planned. They'll camp out in the backyard for their last vacation before high school. There's only one problem — even though they're just a hundred feet from the safety of the house, they're being hunted by a serial killer.

Join Jack, Ben, and Stephen as they strap on their backpacks and go out looking for adventure. The woods behind Jack's house contain endless trails to explore, and the boys have weeks to investigate them all. Their neighborhood finally seems at peace again, now that the man who snatched the kid from down the street has been caught. But there's still danger in those woods, and the boys are about to stumble into it...

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