Friday, March 1, 2013

Horror Friday

Good Morning Fans! Don't forget, we have the Tom Barry Giveaway of a Paperback (When the Siren Calls) on the blog. 
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That is open to all locations! US, UK, CA! 

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Now, on to the Freebies!!! 

We have Horror, Suspense and Thrills today! 

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When linguist Andrew Dennison is yanked from his bed by the Secret Service and taken to a top secret facility in the desert , he has no idea he's been brought there to translate the words of an ancient demon. 

He joins pretty but cold veterinarian Sun Jones, eccentric molecular biologist Dr. Frank Belgium, and a hodge-podge of religious, military, and science personnel to try and figure out if the creature is, indeed, Satan.

But things quickly go bad, and very soon Andy isn't just fighting for his life, but the lives of everyone on earth... 

ORIGIN by J.A. Konrath
All hell is about to break loose. For real.

ORIGIN is approximately 76,000 words long, and is specifically formatted for Kindle, with an active table of contents.

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've stopped panicking now. Not because I'm not scared. I just know panicking won't help the situation. It'll only serve to make it worse. Need to try and remain calm for as long as possible. Control my breathing. Save my oxygen. I breathed in and coughed. The air in here is stale. I hope I'm not in here for long. Please, dad. Don't let me be here for long. Please. I started to cry. Helpless.

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The day after his 21st Birthday Party, Todd woke to find himself trapped in a box with nothing but broken memories for company. Told through his eyes, live his fear and feel his claustrophobia as he frantically tries to peace together what happened, who buried him and why in Matt Shaw's new horror novella.

100 Unfortunate Days
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Warning: This book might not be for you. 

It is dark, creepy, and written like a diary. Not for the faint of heart.

If you stumbled upon the diary of a stranger you might be compelled to read. If you stumbled upon the diary of a madwoman--how could you turn away?

Forever Hunger
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When NYPD Sergeant Roy Ruiz began working the serial killings with Detective Tim Rosetto, they had no way of knowing the killer whom they were hunting had been dead for over two hundred years. The grisly crime scenes leave plenty of forensic evidence, but unfortunately, none of it makes any sense—unless you can open your mind to some very strange possibilities.

FBI Special Agent Doug Patmore, whose special unit works with Missing Persons, Unsolved Violent Crimes, Homicide, and Sexual Assaults has been hunting this killer for years. Together with Roy and Tim, they begin their mind bending investigation that will lead them to Adam Priest—a man that’s been killing and eating women since 1806.

Adam was a lowly Prussian soldier when he was attacked in the woods after the battle of Jena, and the attack changed him forever. It killed the man and created a monster with a hunger for blood that was insatiable. For two hundred years, Adam fed without remorse—until he met Sara. Now, with an emotion almost human tugging at his dead heart, he must decide what to do about Sara as the police get closer with each feeding.

Outcome (Breakers).
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Ellie Colson is the only one who believes in the end of the world.

As an agent of the Department of Advance Analysis, she's one of a handful of people who knows about the spread of a new virus--one she believes will wipe out mankind. With her bosses in denial, she flies to New York to get her ex-fiance Chip to safety.

But he's already been scooped up and quarantined--and so has his adopted daughter. Pursued by her own agency, Ellie will stop at nothing to break Chip out before the virus claims them all.

The Doll
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The Island of the Dolls is a strange and eerie tourist destination in Mexico, where hundreds of decomposing dolls hang from trees like grisly Christmas ornaments. On a trip to the island, Joyce Parker's daughter falls in love with a beautiful but sinister doll. Soon after, she starts developing strange mannerisms that concerns Joyce. Her research into the doll's past reveals a dark history, and the curse of a lonely child spirit.

Abandoned (B&N Link ONLY)
Devon and Lee have an opportunity to see the inside of the abandoned house they call the “Witch's house.” The boys go inside, and despite the mysterious cold, they go straight to the widow's watch on top of the house.

A Chunk of Hell
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After serving in the Pacific, Rick Conner returned from the war and opened a detective agency. He finds things, and his services don’t come cheap. An old buddy from the Corps points him toward a job. But his new client, the eccentric millionaire Lazlo Belzoni, puts Conner immediately on guard.

Belzoni claims to be a doctor but seems more of a mystic. He’s looking for a stone that was stolen from him. It’s supposed to be some kind of relic. Conner is skeptical, but what’s it to him as long as the good doctor pays top dollar. Rick finds the stone. And the moment he lays his hands on it, the game changes. He goes from hunting a thief to being hunted himself.

What’s stalking him is far worse than he ever could’ve imagined.

A City Infected (B&N Link ONLY)
New York City has been destroyed by UXohms Virus: a contagious sickness that turns humans into flesh eating beasts and gives Crest Hominal, the corporation that created the plague, unchallenged reign. Officer Kyle Runner must survive the environment, vengeful peers, savage mutations and a broken marriage to protect Sarah, his only child and only reason for living

A Cop's Infection (B&N Link ONLY)

Kyle's an unhappily married cop, patrolling the zombie filled streets of Brooklyn with his partner Bradley; the man who slept with his wife.

(WARNING: contains profanity and violence)

Forever Fifteen (The Lucia Alberti Series)
Lucy Albert is not your ordinary maladjusted suburban adolescent. Born into the era of the Black Plague in medieval Italy, Lucy is chosen as a mate by the sinister vampire Sebastianus against her will. Struggling to survive in a modern world she cannot identify with, Lucy isn't looking for attention.

Welcome to Forever Fifteen, where a lonely girl seeks refuge in a world awash in everyday brutality, a world where only blood and death can sate her hunger. Journey into Lucy's past as you experience the terror of the Black Death and the harsh reality of womanhood in the Middle Ages. Enter Forever Fifteen, the fast-paced thrill ride that is redefining vampire horror.

Though the plot of this female-protagonist driven novel has similarities to Twilight, Forever Fifteen is NOT recommended for children because of gore, violence, and erotic content.

Cemetery Plot
Vanessa Hawthorne is a zombie…at least, that was the plan. Miserable with her life, she agreed to participate in a fatal ritual that would transform her into one of the Living Dead. Instead, she wakes up decades later alive, unaged and living in a world overrun with graveyards. 
But when a real estate tycoon finds out about Vanessa, he will stop at nothing to discover how she cheated death. He hopes that this knowledge will give him the power to resurrect the dead. The money he stands to make is incalculable. And he is willing to do whatever it takes — kidnapping, assault and even murder — to get the job done. Luckily for Vanessa she has Mark Nimocks and his friend Emily to protect her but at what costs?
A zombie apocalypse is in the works, and it will take a medium from the future to find a way to undo the end of the world. But can he actually help change the past? Or is the world fated to be destroyed no matter what?
The Zombie Chronicles (Apocalypse Infection Unleashed Series)
Val was bitten by a zombie and now she’s scheduled for lethal injection. Breaking all the rules, eighteen year old, Dean Walters snags an experimental serum. But it can’t be tested until Val turns into a zombie: something authorities won’t allow. Her execution is scheduled to happen before transformation is complete, giving Dean only hours to break her out. 

When their helicopter crashes straight into the heart of Zombie Land, his rescue mission becomes a fight for survival…and giving up on Val is NOT an option.
Warning: Mild language. Some violence. For mature teens or older.

Bandwidth - The Ghost of Devlin Mallard
Inspired to rediscover his roots and family history, computer programmer Michael, soon learns that the past is sometimes best left undisturbed: lurking in the history of his bloodline is a twisted killer, Devlin Mallard. A man dispatched from this earth in 1929 at the end of a hangman’s noose.

In the 21st Century, spirits have moved on from Ouija boards and séances. The dead now travel by broadband – hidden in the Bandwidth. They inhabit the chat rooms, plying their trade online, ever hungry for contact with the living.

Now freed from the darkness and roaming cyberspace, this ghost is hell-bent on exacting revenge and unleashing mayhem.

Fighting for his life, and that of his family, Michael joins forces with murder investigator, Detective Sergeant Woods, and rides a roller-coaster of global killings to the final confrontation. He must face his demon and return Devlin Mallard to the darkness.

Inside Evil
Life in the secluded town of Ridgewood is charming, simple, safe - isn't
it? The bubble that isolates the hamlet protects, or so the eclectic residents believe.
Lurking in the background of every day life is a curse that comes in cycles and
picks off the innocent as it pleases. But this time there's something different,
this time the curse wants more

Roberta Arlington's life changes the moment she finds one of
her pupils, pale, frozen, DEAD. Her mind is filled with uncharacteristic thoughts,
dreams and visions create bizarre scenes, and her blood boils as she
lashes out at those she loves. Amidst her turmoil there are friends, and
enemies, who come to her aid, piecing together the puzzle laid before them. 

But with the ancient evil having struck down so many through
the centuries, Roberta will have to muster every ounce of strength she has to
survive. An entire world, a strange land, has unveiled itself. If Roberta
knows one thing for sure, it's that she alone won't be able to escape as death
comes calling.......

South of Noir
The Lover
After breaking up with his girlfriend, a young American escapes to Mexico City to drink away his hurt. His visit, however, gets complicated after he becomes romantically involved with a prostitute. 

The Horror

But it's not until he accidentally meets two dark-minded gringos that his life takes a serious turn for the worse. Curious about the ancientTeotihuacan pyramids outside the city and the meaning behind the name: "where man met the gods", the three set off on a reckless, drug-fueled adventure into a world that goes terribly wrong. When one of their companions vanishes and is presumed dead, the other two men set out to punish the brujo (witch) that they blame for causing his demise.

The Trap

Decades later, the two survivors are mysteriously summoned back to Mexico by the companion they believed was dead, only to discover that there are endings worse than death -- where ancient sorcery still rules -- a fate South of Noir.

South of Noir is the length of a short story (approximately 10,400 words).

While Sheriff Wilson has no idea what really transpired the night twelve people were murdered in the old mental hospital during what was supposed to be a simple night of ghost hunting, he was at the scene moments after the lone survivor committed suicide. Now it’s a year later and a group of paranormal investigators want to set up a haunted house and invite the general public in that same abandoned mental hospital. How is he supposed to keep that many people safe from whoever or whatever killed the last group?

This crime-thriller-horror takes you on a graphically violent journey through the eyes of a sexually depraved and mentally unsound individual. He's a serial predator but throughout the story of his exploits you'll either grow to sympathize with "Brian," or despise him for succumbing to his twisted urges. 

From the beginning, the dark and sinister side of sexuality is made an apparent influence with "Brian" having some mommy-issues that verge on the perverse and criminal -- how far does his perversion take him when the murders begin? How long does he stay "mommy's boy," before things take a turn for the most macabre? 

The narrator opens your eyes to the innermost thoughts and emotions that drive what society labels a "sociopath" or "cold-blooded-killer." He walks you through the motions of thought as he commits the most devious and violent of crimes against the women unfortunate enough to strike his fancy.

Ladykiller is not for the weak -- not for the sheepish -- not for the faint-of-heart.

The Alpha And The Omega
- A lowly demon gains possession of a human. 

- An exploding star, bright enough to be seen in the daytime sky, heralds Christ's rebirth on our world. 

For ages, the Prince of Darkness has waited for two such events, to launch his catastrophic plan of final vengeance against God.

LZR-1143: Within (A Zombie Novella)
No power. No news. No windows. 

No help.

No hope.

In this 20,000 word novella, set in the infection-ravaged world of Bryan James' frightening and sobering universe of zombie mayhem, a normal night shift becomes a surreal test of courage, strength, and selflessness as an unknown illness takes hold of the country. Inside a reinforced bank office building, insulated from outside news for hours, the men and women inside work obliviously, unaware of the rising tide of horror. 

As society outside crumbles, the power fails. Phone lines are down. Communication is impossible, and those trapped within know nothing of the world without. 

Outside the single locked door, an incessant pounding punctuates the oppressive darkness of this modern catacomb, as the employees trapped inside struggle to understand what is happening.

But soon, they will be fighting to merely survive as they come face to face with the threat that appears from where they least expect it: within.

Available Darkness: Episode 9 (A new breed of vampire serial thriller)
Following events of Available Darkness Season One, John finds himself one year later working for the very enemy who had hunted him for so long -- the government.
The woman that he loves, Hope, had had her mind erased and the only way he can ever find her again is to fulfill his duty, which means betraying his own kind.

11-year-old Abigail, now living with the curse of being a vampire, struggles to survive in a lonely existence where every feeding weighs on her soul and overwhelms her with darkness.
How close can she come to the abyss before she is pulled in?


Hannah Quinn had the almost-perfect life -- a blossoming flower business, a loving boyfriend, and she was genuinely happy for the first time in years. But an accident is about to throw her entire life into chaos, leaving her with the question -- Who am I?


When a new portal appears, and an ancient evil threatens to destroy the world, John must fight not only to save those that he loves, but to save the entire world. But time is running out, and the Darkness will wait for no man.
Sometimes There Are Monsters: A Collection of Horror
A collection of 14 short stories that transport you to the terrifying corners of the imagination where worse things are always waiting. Welcome to the place where monsters lurk, nightmares reign, and anything is possible.

More than a collection of short horror fiction, these tales run the razor's edge from grotesque to morbidly hopeful. The danger may be supernatural or human--either way, the monsters are waiting.
Thirteen-year-old bubble boy Will Tuttle lives a boring, friendless life trapped in a sterile Bronxville mansion, suffering from mysterious allergies no doctor can explain. Fed up with his pointless existence he breaks free of his bubble to explore New York City, not expecting to return alive. Along the way, Will discovers that his myriad allergies have a single, bizarre source.

Suddenly Will is a target. When he's chased through Central Park by a cloaked assailant, a misfit team of bodyguards shows up to keep Will Tuttle alive. . . . And teach him how to blend into a society that isn’t supposed to exist.

Magic is the last gift Alex Noziak wants but she must embrace it to gain her freedom.
Alex Noziak, part-witch, part-shaman is dumped into the middle of four hostile non-human females and expected to train as a team to protect humans from preternatural threats. Prison never looked so good in comparison.

Dark Child: Episode 1
Kat can run a marathon without breaking a sweat. Catch anything you throw at her. Differentiate blood types by smell alone. And she’s spent years hiding the fact. But secrets from the past have a way of slipping out when least expected, and a simple blood test is enough to turn her quiet life in the shadow of the Appalachian Mountains upside down forever.

Kat’s been craving raw meat. When she visits a psychic she's told her life is about to change forever. Kat isn't so sure change is a part of her plan, but when a fabulous job offer to work for a research organization comes her way, she's tempted to say yes and make the move to New York. It just might be her chance to find out if there are others in the world like her …

Will her dream job bring answers to her questions or will it lead her into more trouble than she could ever imagine?

1 comment:

  1. Wow...lots of promising "scary good" reads. Thanks for posting.