Thursday, May 23, 2013

Horrific

Good morning fans! Remember today, there's a giveaway and spotlight for Kristin Secorsky. I'll have the weekend giveaway up and running tomorrow morning :)


I'm not sure about you, but me, I like to watch a scary movie, and then crawl into my husbands arms. It's quite the 'aphrodisiac'. Your adrenaline pumps, your breath gets short, heart racing, and bam! You're all excited! If you're anything like me, then today's books should be able to help you with that! Don't worry! I'll soften you up tomorrow with some romance. But let's just try something different today! Here's some tales of horror and fright. 

Enjoy

This book was phenomenal. I've read every season so far! If you like Stephen King then you will love Sean Platt and David Wright! This writing duo is fantastic! 


Yesterday's Gone: Episode 1 (The Post-Apocalyptic Serial Thriller)
A journalist wanders the horrible reality of an empty New York in search of his wife and son.
A serial killer must hunt in a land where prey is now an endangered species.
A mother shields her young daughter from danger, though every breath fills her with terror.
A bullied teen is thrilled to find everyone gone. Until the knock at the door.
A fugitive survives a fiery plane crash. Will he be redeemed, or return to what he's best at: the kill?
An eight year old boy sets out on a journey to find his missing family. What he finds will change him forever.
And there's a few people who aren't surprised that this happened at all. In fact, they've been dreaming about this day for years.

These survivors aren't really alone...
Someone or something is watching them.
And waiting...
Strangers unite.
Sides are chosen.
Will humanity survive what it never saw coming?
The only certainty is that Yesterday's Gone.
You've never read anything like Yesterday's Gone - the epic, groundbreaking, thrilling new series. 




Zombie Fallout

Reuters - Estimates say that nearly three thousand people nationwide, and fifteen thousand people worldwide have died of the H1N1 virus or Swine flu and nearly eighty thousand cases have been confirmed in hospitals and clinics across the United States and the world, the World Heath Organization reported. The influenza pandemic of 2010, while not nearly as prolific as the one that raged in 1918 still has citizens around the world in a near state of panic. 

New York Post (Headlines October 31st) - Beware! Children Carry Germs! - Halloween Canceled!

New York Times - (Headlines November 3rd) - Swine flu claims latest victim - Vice President surrounded by family and friends at the end. 

Boston Globe - (Headlines November 28th) - Swine Flu Vaccinations Coming!

Boston Herald - (Headlines December 6th) - Shots in Short Supply - Lines Long!

National Enquirer - (Headlines December 7th) - The Dead Walk!

There would be no more headlines. 

It started in a lab at the CDC (Center for Disease Control), virologists were so relieved to finally have an effective vaccination against the virulent swine flu. Pressure to come up with something had come from the highest office in the land. In an attempt at speed the virologists had made two mistakes, first they used a live virus and second they didn't properly test for side effects. Within days hundreds of thousands of vaccinations shipped across the US and the world. People lined up for the shots, like they were waiting in line for concert tickets. Fights broke out in drugstores as fearful throngs tried their best to get one of the limited shots. Within days the CDC knew something was wrong. Between 4 and 7 hours of receiving the shot roughly 95% succumbed to the active H1N1 virus in the vaccination. More unfortunate than the death of the infected was the added side effect of reanimation, it would be a decade before scientists were able to ascertain how that happened. The panic that followed couldn't be measured. Loved ones did what loved ones always do, they tried to comfort, their kids or their spouses or their siblings, but what came back was not human not even remotely. Those people that survived their first encounter with these monstrosities usually did not come through unscathed, if bitten they had fewer than 6 hours of humanity left, the clock was ticking. During the first few hysteria ridden days of The Coming as it has become known, many thought the virus was airborne, luckily that was not the case or nobody would have survived. It was a dark time in human history. One from which we may never be able to pull ourselves out of the ashes from.





Progeny

It has been months since John Carter's estranged brother, Henry, has gone missing. When last heard from, he was sailing off to Bermuda in search of an author whose books deal with the esoteric traditions of past ages.

Reluctantly, John joins Henry's old Special Forces Teammates on a trip to Bermuda, hoping to discover the truth behind Henry's disappearance. But not all is as it seems in Bermuda, and the puzzle that awaits John on the small island paradise will prove to be more sinister than anything the world has seen in a very long time.

As the fingers of an ancient evil seek to draw him into another world - a world where all of Hell is trying to break loose - John must confront the truth of his own past...and pray that he might survive its revelation...

...that the world might survive its revelation.





Floating Staircase

Following the success of his latest novel, Travis Glasgow and his wife Jodie buy their first house in the seemingly idyllic western Maryland town of Westlake. At first, everything is picture perfect—from the beautiful lake behind the house to the rebirth of the friendship between Travis and his brother, Adam, who lives nearby. Travis also begins to overcome the darkness of his childhood and the guilt he’s harbored since his younger brother’s death—a tragic drowning veiled in mystery that has plagued Travis since he was 13. Soon, though, the new house begins to lose its allure. Strange noises wake Travis at night, and his dreams are plagued by ghosts. Barely glimpsed shapes flit through the darkened hallways, but strangest of all is the bizarre set of wooden stairs that rises cryptically out of the lake behind the house. Travis becomes drawn to the structure, but the more he investigates, the more he uncovers the house’s violent and tragic past, and the more he learns that some secrets cannot be buried forever.




The Grimm Curse (The Girl In The Red Hoodie)

Fifteen year-old orphaned Jake Grimm is the last descendant of the family Grimm, and he has discovered he is the only one who can stop the horrific tales—which are all too real—from happening in his home town of Woodland. 

In The Girl in the Red Hoodie, Jake discovers that a cheerleader at Woodland High, Lisa Richardson, is being stalked by Rex Russell, a handsome football player from a rival high school. Lisa is intrigued by Rex’s advances, but what Lisa doesn’t know is that Rex is a 600 year-old wolf—the big bad wolf, to be precise. Jake knows she will fall fate to the Wolf’s voracious appetites, as countless young women have throughout the centuries, unless he acts fast. 

Armed with wisdom and weapons accumulated by his ancestors, Jake must prevent Lisa from falling prey to Rex, with the help of his friend, Madeleine O’Hara.

The Girl in the Red Hoodie is the second installment of Stephen Carpenter’s bestselling series, The Grimm Curse. Dark, gripping, and relentless in its re-telling of the classic tale, The Girl in the Red Hoodie will keep you up at night, and will forever change the way you think about fairy tales.





Vampire Takeover

The end of the world didn't come from a nuke bomb or natural disaster. Society's downfall came from ruthless and bloodthirsty vampires. 

Survival became priority number one. 

Preston Mitchell is fighting to survive after the loss of his family. He is coming of age in a world ruled by evil night creatures. 

A chance encounter brings him to Darcy Rose and her family farm. She is also a teen living on her own. Because of her, Preston learns the true meaning of determination, love, and what it takes to be a man.





River of Bones

It’s October 1974 and all is not well in the town of Elyora. 
First the clocks stop. 
And men in shiny suits turn up offering payment for the inconvenience. 
Then the phone lines stop working.
And finally, the power goes out. 
The trouble is, no one comes to explain that. 
Dorothy Briggs, a local old lady, is disturbed by a blast of music and drawn towards the nearby river where she hears a voice - “You murdered my son, Dorothy Briggs” - and crumples to the floor. 

Fast forward to December 2012. 
Jo, Benny and Hal, members of the band Faunabate, have no idea what they’re in for when their car suddenly breaks down on the way to their first gig.
Their nearest town? 
Elyora. 
Upon arrival it quickly becomes clear that this is not your normal town.
Why are all the magazines dated at 1974?
Why have all of their clocks stopped?
And where exactly have all the people gone?
There are some towns you don't ever want to visit.
And Elyora is one of them. 
Because not everyone gets out alive...





Soul Asylum

The blood wanted to prick a conscience that couldn’t bleed.
Poe could keep his telltale heart.
I couldn't hear it beating.

Ravens Retreat harbours a sinister secret. Inside its blackened heart lurk the ghosts of patients and staff who died when the asylum was burned down in 1904. Over a hundred years later, the West wing survives and now the patients want revenge.

Their eternal repose is disturbed by a malevolent poltergeist and the ghost tours led by the asylum’s resident, Phineas Soul, which attract the attention of journalist Mason Strider. His attempts to expose Phineas as a fraud have catastrophic consequences when it is Ravens Retreat’s dark heart that’s exposed as it awakens to claim the lives of those who dare to enter its brutal past.

Some things should never be disturbed.





Dark Reckoning (A Steve Williams Novel)

A sadistic killer stalks the secluded college town of Brooksfield, New Hampshire. With bodies piling up and rumors of the murders being part of sacrificial hazing rituals, the FBI plants Special Agent Steve Williams in a fraternity at Brooksfield University. His investigation takes a ninety degree turn into the bizarre when he's introduced to Jennifer, a clairvoyant co-ed who swears the killer isn't human. 

Steve considers the plausibility of the extraordinary, the unspeakable, even the inconceivable when his notebook starts bleeding cryptic messages. Messages that indicate Jennifer is at the heart of the darkness in Brooksfield. 

When she describes her latest vision, a trail of violent deaths, including his, Steve asks the million-dollar question: Is Jennifer trying to help . . . or is she actually the one responsible? 





Repackaged Presents

A small collection of short horror stories you should read with the lights on. Come join a soldier on the run in the jungle. A co-ed's late night at the computer lab. A doctor's visit to the insane asylum. An old man's quest for the perfect photo. A family's unique Christmas ritual.












The Last Conquistador

An ancient demon hatches a plan to gain human form.

A Spanish conquistador, hungry for wealth and status, sets sail for the New World.
An American soldier in modern-day Germany desperately searches for his runaway girlfriend.

All three stories combine and collide in The Last Conquistador.
Life has suddenly gotten tough for Randy Velasquez, a US soldier stationed in Germany. Lise, his pregnant girlfriend, has just split, and now he's seeing a horrifying demonic creature. He's desperate to win Lise back, but the creature keeps reappearing, and when it does, he blacks out and experiences someone else's life.

The year is 1530, and Rodrigo, spurned in love, leaves Spain for the New World to join the plunder of riches. But his dreams are dashed when he's shipwrecked in the wild lands north of Cuba. Suddenly life is only about survival.

As Randy unearths Lise’s dark side, he also discovers his connection to Rodrigo and the true nature of the demonic creature. But that knowledge alone won't be enough to save him from his fate.





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.





THE EVERTO ADDO

On the night of an evil’s imminent reign those who suffer beyond and again will be the only ones who can stop it.

And so the countdown to our end begins...

Reeling in the wake of tragic devastation, the Willers family travels to isolated Concave Mountain, miles away from the nearest town, in an avid effort to heal the scars etched deep on the front of their hearts. But never in their darkest nightmares could they have imagined their unsettling encounter with two unusual strangers – one na├»ve, withholding a secret of dread, and the other a voice-filled madman acting on behalf of destiny – would bring forth disaster and reveal the lurking harbinger of doom impending upon our world.

Under the watchful eyes of the night, the agonized family and unsuspecting others find themselves thrust into the final act of an ancient pact to decide the fate of eternity. And though their terror continues to mount, they have not yet witnessed...The Everto Addo.

Will we be saved from its soul-shackling reign?



Hell's Bells

Andrew and James are looking forward to meeting their favorite author, but when a homeless woman, who claims to be the author’s “biggest fan,” begins to stalk the two friends, they have to wonder if this creepy old woman is who she appears to be, and why the sound of bells follows her wherever she goes.













MoonLight Mill (The Werewolf Journal's : Bark At The Moon)

Arnie Alvarez was your normal 17 year old junior in high school. Who really had no idea where he was headed, but in one night it all changed with a attack by a creature he had only read about in stories. 

The body count in Arnie's small town of Hail County grows and with each new moon, he finds himself drifting farther and farther away from who he was, as the curse of the wolf is passed to him through a new found bloodline.

Jay Summers,Arnies best friend, is the only other person that shares his friends secret. Summers and Arnie search endlessly for the one that attacked him in hopes of reversing the curse, but in their quest they discover that not everything written in folklore is true, and the longer Arnie goes on living with the curse the less chance Arnie will ever have of ever living a normal life again.





Duster and a Gun: Reaper (A Steampunk and Supernatural Series)

Duster and a Gun:
In 1447, history was rewritten when the Vatican was swallowed whole by the fiery pits of Hell. Demons, ghouls and other unspeakable horrors descended upon the land, preying on humanity; caught in the middle of a battle they knew nothing about. 
And so began a perpetual dark age, where one’s worth was valued on how well they handle themselves in a fight. Pursuits such as peace and equal rights were put on hold, for larger firearms and the tightening of dictatorships. It was truly Hell on earth, and Heaven didn’t seem to care in the least.
By the year 2015, it was a perverse world of science, where the hydrogen bomb and steam-powered locomotive exist in unison, corrupted by the will of the supernatural. The Industrial revolution is in full swing, and the only thing faster than the rise of the USA is the inner turmoil that threatens to bring it all apart from the shadows.

Reaper:
Angels fight for Heaven, demons fight for Hell and no one fights for the humans caught in the middle—except the Reapers. The greatest of humanity’s offerings, they’re chosen at a young age and cultivated into instruments of vengeance. This order alone fights to keep the balance in our world, steeped in controversy, rejected by those in Heaven and condemned by the monsters in Hell.
This is the story of one such Reaper, Horace McKidrict, and his fight to restore what was lost from him. Neither Heaven nor Hell will be able to stop the Reaper on his quest to take back what he once had, and may God have mercy on any man that dares to block his path.
In the first installment of Duster and a Gun, our hero tries to piece together the life that was stolen from him. He finds himself in the Copper State, Arizona, where death and decay plague the countryside, and humans live between uncaring angels and evil monsters. Horace’s needs to let go of the past and embrace the future if he wants any hope to cast back the demons and unveil the mystery residing deep within the unsuspecting population.





Itsy Bitsy

Destined to become a modern classic, the short story Itsy Bitsy is guaranteed to make you think twice before you take a picture of someone in a bikini.  In this creepy shocker, horror author superstar John Ajvide Lindqvist (LET THE RIGHT ONE IN, HANDLING THE UNDEAD) gives new meaning to punishing the paparazzi.












Necromancer: A Novella


DEATH AND WAFFLES: A Short Story by Lish Bride, author of HOLD ME CLOSER, NECROMANCER
Matt’s childhood friend, Ashley, has been stopping by a lot lately. That might seem pretty normal, but Ashley died years ago and now she’s Death.
And tonight she wants waffles and fries.
INCLUDES AN EXCERPT OF HOLD ME CLOSER, NECROMANCER…
Sam leads a pretty normal life. He may not have the most exciting job in the world, but he’s doing all right—until a fast food prank brings him to the attention of Douglas, a creepy guy with an intense violent streak.
Turns out Douglas is a necromancer who raises the dead for cash and sees potential in Sam. Then Sam discovers he’s a necromancer too, but with strangely latent powers. And his worst nightmare wants to join forces . . . or else. 
With only a week to figure things out, Sam needs all the help he can get. Luckily he lives in Seattle, which has nearly as many paranormal types as it does coffee places. But even with newfound friends, will Sam be able to save his skin?









Dead Man's Warning (Thirteen for 13)

Weird western flash fiction. This story is the fifth in a series called Thirteen for 13 - thirteen short stories released during the year 2013, one a month.
















Fright

A scream in the night leads three neighbors to an apartment inhabited by an obviously terrified girl. Are her fears the creations of a delusional mind, or is something more sinister at work?

FRIGHT is a short story of approximately 1400 words.

Also included is a sample of THE VAMPIRE HUNTER CHRONICLES.













Derelict

In the dark heart of space, a derelict freighter drifts empty and lifeless. But in the shadows...something waits.


















20 Days in the Darkness: 20 Flash Fiction Stories

20 flash fiction stories intended to scare and disturb. Approach with caution.


















The Lake

A free short story taken straight from the pages of THE MONSTER’S CORNER, an all original anthology from some of today’s hottest supernatural writers, featuring stories from the monster’s point of view.
In THE LAKE, Abbie LeFleur, a lifetime Bostonian, who hides her scales, webbed feet, and an incredible hunger for people, has relocated to Graceville to start her life anew when she sets her eyes on a young student in her English class.







Beautiful Sins: Leigha Lowery

The skies of the Dark Coast, the Pacific Coastline of U.S. States has been infected with a strange chemical reaction from a military experiment gone awry. Constant cloud cover rules over the lands. Leigha Lowery, a sixteen year-old popular fiction writer in the local free press is pulled from the only home she knows in Detroit, MI when her mother decides on an impulse to marry a doctor she's been dating over the internet and moves to the small town of Banks, Oregon. As she adjusts to her new life of wealth and power, she begins to realize that the rumors about the Dark Coast aren't even close to what she's witnessed. Prince Alexander Sommers, the son of King Royce, and heir to the throne has taken a fascination to her. He pulls her into a world of vampires, werewolves, witches, and many other creatures of the night that have decided to make the Dark Coast their home.





Last Dance of a Black Widow

Meet Abbey Whistler. She's just died at the age of eighty and waits in her hospital room to be taken to the afterlife. But she quickly learns that crimes committed while alive actually do have repercussions when you die, though Death isn't completely cruel.

From the author of the Pandora's Children collection of short stories, the novellas Dogs of War and King of the Merge, and the free short story Blink comes Last Dance of a Black Widow, a sobering 3,000 word short story that explores the death of a life lived poorly.





Specimen 313

A free short story taken straight from the pages of THE MONSTER’S CORNER, an all original anthology from some of today’s hottest supernatural writers, featuring stories from the monster’s point of view.

SPECIMEN 313 is the story of a meat-eating plant named Max, surviving in the greenhouse with his mad doctor keeper when he gets a new female neighbor.









Commitment and Other Tales of Madness

An 18,000 word collection of 6 stories, all centered on the theme of madness. Sometimes rage can accompany madness. Sometimes whimsy. Sometimes longing. From science fiction, to crime, to horror, these stories cover a wide range of genres, but in every case, the main characters are somehow unhindered from their moorings.

Table of Contents:
"So Close to Home" Originally appeared in Shroud Magazine #8, Winter 2008
"Pain is My Fear Escaping" Originally appeared in Atomjack Magazine August 2009
"Wielder"
"Web Sighted"
"An Untenable Madness"
"Commitment”






The Soul Garden (Twisted Souls #1)

In a post-apocalyptic world known as the Territory of Malm, infants are born soulless. With a hideous appearance and unquenchable hunger, they are kept out of sight until they are Chosen.

Long ago, the residents of Malm placed their faith in the Office of Souls to lead them and keep them safe after the human race was almost destroyed in the time known only as "Before". But someone long forgotten has other plans, and that means unleashing an unspeakable evil into their world.

Soul Implantation Day 3675 starts out like any other, and follows the paths of six people who are destined to meet in the courtyard of the Fountain of Souls: the lead acolyte for the Office of Souls, an adult soulless who has been biding his time for a soul, the Soul Garden's caretaker, and the parents of a Chosen with their daughter, who has a destiny far greater than anyone imagined.

They bear witness to a soul implantation ceremony gone terribly awry which forms the backdrop of the beginning of an epic struggle between good and evil.






Project Syn

Viktor Mason is a mercenary trying to carve out an existence amidst a grim near future of interplanetary space travel where asteroids are mined for their minerals, bounty hunters and hired guns run amok and the mega-corporations rule supreme.

While life for Viktor and his small band of mercenary misfits has the appearance of freedom, each lives under the dark shadow of debt and, worse, have knowledge of a secret that could get them killed.

Everything changes when they are approached by a mysterious benefactor offering to clean up their debt and protection...if they run a job. The job seems simple enough: infiltrate an asteroid based outpost gone silent and figure out what went wrong.

But it's never that easy, and something evil lurks in the dead depths of space, waiting...






Bargain Books



The Peeper $0.99 Amazon

Jack has some friends over while he’s laid up with a broken leg. They want to watch some horror movies, but he’s more interested in spying on his sexy teacher a few houses down the road! With the telescope, he hopes to see something exciting, but he never expected a psycho killer punching and stabbing everyone!
Warning: This ebook has very dark and disturbing images and adults should read carefully prior to allowing a child in their care to read this story.








Snowblind $2.99 Amazon

They come at night.

Forward.

A stranger staggers out of the wilderness under the cover of a blizzard and stumbles into a diner full of people. He collapses in the entryway, unzips his jacket, and allows the object hidden inside to fall out. Screaming commences.

Down.

Four old college buddies embark upon their annual elk hunting trip into the Rocky Mountains. This promises to be their last, for the passage of time is as merciless and unpredictable as the Colorado weather. And they’re not alone.

Help.

There are other hunters in the mountains, stalking game of a different breed. They know exactly what they’re doing, because they’ve been hunting in these woods for a long, long time. And no one ever survives to betray their existence.





It Came From The Rocks $2.99

In southwestern Pennsylvania, the peaceful slumber of a small town is shattered one night in the most unimaginable way.

When a weary police officer and a perky County Animal Control agent stumble upon the scientific find of the century; and then spend several breathtaking hours trying to destroy it.

The devastating events of that dark night left an impact which would shape the town's future for years to come; and left residents with secrets they don't dare share about an evil truth that the rest of the world should remain blissfully ignorant to.

This digest, to the best of my knowledge, is the first and only time the events of that night have been collected and documented for public consumption.

No names have been changed to protect the innocent.

There are no innocent...

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