Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Heart Pounding Freebies

Good Morning Fans! Make sure you click the "giveaway" tab up top to see what we have going on right now!!! 

Today, it's all about suspense and thrills. Do you like to read something that gets your heart racing? Your blood pumping in your ears? Do you feel all jittery, sitting on the edge of your seat wondering what's going to happen? Well, you can relax! 

Because here are your freebies!!!!!!!

Horror and Suspense

KILLERS - A Psycho Thriller
At the end of SERIAL, Donaldson and Lucy didn't die. When they each wake up in a hospital, under arrest for their crimes and guarded by the police, each burns with a single, overwhelming desire:

To escape and finish what they started.

That’s going to be difficult with the deputies posted outside their hospital rooms and their life-threatening injuries, but these killers are hell-bent on finding a way.

Beyond a thrilling piece of horrifying suspense, KILLERS takes the collaborative literary experiment begun in SERIAL to the next level. Crouch wrote the first part. Kilborn wrote the second, and then, unaware of each other’s opening section, they wrote the third part together in a Google Doc where they could simultaneously write in real time. All bets were off, and may the best psycho win. 

There's a new kind of vampire in the City of Angels.

Los Angeles Police Detective Kel Langston finds that out the hard way when he survives a brutal attack in a dark alley only to realize he's been turned into a monster. Stuck halfway between the living and the dead, his existence becomes a nightmare war for control between his human side and the burning hunger that gnaws at him, urging him to do things no human should ever want to do. 

And as if that isn't enough, Kel finds himself forced into hunting the creatures that did this to him, a new kind of vampire humans don’t even know exist...a kind of vampire known only as Takers. Something he hates…and can't resist…and doesn’t know how to kill.

Takers… Your blood is only the beginning.

Flee : A Supernatural Horror Thriller (The Horror-Occult Survival Story of a Girl)

When everyone gains from killing you, who do you trust?

Just before her birthday Jenny's world is destroyed. 
In this horror occult novel she faces death, despair and torture as the pawn in a game of immortality. At the hour of her birth, the supernatural deity Aldona will grant immortality to the one who sacrifices’ her.
Who should she trust? Who will help and who is secretly planning that sacrifice?

When the stakes are immortality, anything goes.

She must defeat the Numen who enjoys death, and tends to play with his food. He has awakened forces he can’t understand and has bound to himself creatures he will never control. With his childish sense of humour and a belief in his own superiority he will extinguish her life to grant his own immortality.

"He can eat cooked liver, but prefers raw virgin."

With her loyal dog she battle's supernatural forces to stay alive.

During a storm unlike anything Michael Brennan has seen before, his family is taken. His wife, daughter, and son are stripped from him in a flash of lightning revealing something in the darkness, something...inhuman.

On the brink of madness and past the point of breaking, he enters into a world of evil, wholly unlike our own. There he finds a hellish version of Earth, populated with unspeakable horrors and beset by a malevolence older than time itself.

Joining forces with an unlikely trio, he must face his fears, both within and without, to find those that matter most to him and prevent the spreading of a shadow intent on the destruction of both realms.

Scary Fucking Stories
Just beyond the small bandwidth of light our nervous systems can filter, there are worlds, there is life in the dark. Those moments where you swear something is watching you. Those moments you swore someone has called your name, but you find yourself alone... You are more than happy to tell your children of angels, but you speak in hushed tones of demons. From the Dark, I bring you... Scary Fucking Stories. With amazing cover art done by Gabriel Wyse!

Dead and Moaning in Las Vegas
Many things are lost in Las Vegas: innocence, paychecks, Little Scotty’s college fund. But the worst of all...is humanity. Once a man’s been bitten by lady luck, the hunger becomes infectious, and before he knows it he’ll chew the arm off the guy sitting next to him just to win a hand of poker. Especially if he’s a zombie.

Las Vegas has been overrun by flesh-eating, undead monsters that are now flooding the Strip and obliterating everything in their wake—cars, tourists, and even casinos. First on their path of destruction: the Olympus, Las Vegas’s premiere hotel and casino, which is currently housing a human buffet-line that’s been trapped inside by a poorly thought-out, self-locking alarm.
Amid the chaos of hungry zombies are a handful of survivors not yet food for the slow (but persistent) tourists-turned-undead: a guitar-wielding Elvis impersonator and his nostril-mining son, a feminist stripper, and an alcoholic janitor whose drunken hijinks might just be the only thing keeping him alive. Cornered inside an overflowing casino, the only place for this rag tag crew to go is out, but is there any place safe? Can they evade the soulless Bobby Darin impersonator who’s become unofficial king of the zombies? Have the zombies taken over every last casino in Vegas? Or were they always there to begin with?

The Showing
Based on more of a true story than you might wish to believe.

It was a house Mister Jones knew from his childhood, his grandparents’ house, a house that everyone in his family feared, a house with a tangible sense of evil seeping through its walls.

However, when he saw that it was up for sale yet again, Mister Jones couldn’t resist visiting it one more time, so he contacted the agent and arranged a showing.

Throughout the visit he sensed the evil re-emerging and, sure enough, after he left, the agent was nowhere to be found.

When the police interrogated Mister Jones, it was obvious that he knew more than he was telling.

What kind of evil was inhabiting the house and what part was Mister Jones playing in its plan?

After Life
Nook Link
Since the seventh grade, Alex, a retail slave, has secretly been in love with his best friend, Morgan, a web cartoonist. Unable to overcome social awkwardness, they both find themselves in very separate lifestyles as they reach adulthood. Amidst these distanced and inhibited lives, Alex and Morgan are suddenly faced with the literal end of the world. Corpses around the globe begin to hunger for the flesh of the living, and society crumbles quickly under the shock of the attacks. With the animated dead filling the streets, Morgan has no choice but to hide in Alex's apartment, surviving on canned food, soda, and a huge supply of illegally downloaded movies. While death is waiting outside the apartment every hour of the day, the two friends force themselves to rethink every social rule and emotional response in order to keep their sanity. Both of them will ultimately decide whether they should struggle to hold onto the life that they lost, or adapt to the change. In a world where only the numb can survive, Alex and Morgan must face their true feelings for the first time. 

Love, blood, and the undead.

The Patient
This short story explores a man's experience of waking up in hospital with no memory of who he is or how he got there.

Floor Four
Nook Link
‘A loud bang was heard from above, scaring the boys. They shined their lights up the stairwell. The sounds of chains rattling on the floor stirred the dust above. Something or someone was up there. Doug, hiding his fear, took a couple of more steps up. Brandon and Kyle looked at him, their feet locked in place. They had no intention of going any further.’

The old, abandoned Saint Vincent Hospital is said to be haunted by the ghost of David Henry Coleman, the notorious serial killer, known as The Mangler. Coleman died on the fourth floor after being shot by police. For the three Jr. High boys, their curiosity gets the best of them as they explore the old hospital, despite ‘Old Man’ Jake’s warning. No one knew of Jake’s dark connection to the killer and the hospital. And now, on the anniversary of The Mangler’s death, a group of high school kids are planning a private party on the haunted fourth floor. Jake must keep everyone out and protect them from the true evil that lurks on Floor Four.

After - Part 1 (The Phoenix Curse)
Nook Link
The world is no longer safe, no longer thriving. It has been inherited by the diseased.

The red mist spread, and humanity was infected. There was no stopping the curse once it started, and the world's population was reduced to mindless beasts. Creatures that hungered and raged for the taste of pure, uninfected flesh.

Few of those remain.

Ali is not one of them.

Haunted Reality
This is the ultimate reality movie. Jared Thomas, the most respected and feared producer in Hollywood has come across a very haunted house. Seven up and coming celebrities have been chosen to star in this movie guaranteed to be bring home the Oscar, but this house is haunted by more dangerous beings than ghosts. Perhaps the devil himself calls this house, Home.

Gehenna (West of Hell #1)
Nook Link
"And ye shall eat the flesh of your sons, and the flesh of your daughters shall ye eat." - Leviticus 26:29

When two cannibalistic, gravely wounded men stagger into the town of Gehenna, all Hell breaks loose. Infamous outlaw Mad Dog McCall, stuck in the city jail, must fight for his life to escape. The lonely, intelligent, and snarky Karen must make horrific sacrifices to survive the night against the growing army of the dead.

Together they set upon a journey of biblical proportions, fighting against the living and the infected, hoping against hope to find a safe haven in the middle of Hell.

The Old West can't fathom the zombie hoard that is about to consume it.

The Chimera Seed

As the sole heir to his late father's pharmaceutical company, Michael Tiernan inherits more than just the struggling family business. Following a reluctant trip to Sardinia to settle his father's assets, Michael discovers he is not only part owner of an extraordinary vineyard but of the key to immortality itself. The experimental drug Dionysinol is the culmination of his father's life's work and has the potential to transform human existence, but at what cost? The phenomenal aging remedy is at the center of a dangerous tug-of-war motivated by greed, corruption and revenge in this tense tale of pharmaceutical espionage.

The Last American Martyr

Every now and then one small soul rises from the crowded depths of obscurity and causes the earth to wobble on its axis. This last happened in 2008 when an unemployed doorman stepped onto the worldwide stage in Stockholm and accepted The Nobel Prize for Literature.

In this me-me twenty-first century, Thomas Soles may very well be the last American martyr. This self-described “simple man” writes a book that is so powerful it brings back to life the all-but-dead international labor movement. The response to his thoughts and perceptions are astounding. Around the globe, from pole to pole, America to Zimbabwe, the footsteps of marching workers begin to tremor the earth. But not everyone is pleased.

There’s a tight-knit, elitist clique that is absolutely livid over the thoughts and ideals that fill the pages of Tom's book. And when he and his wife, Elaina, return home from Sweden, they realize just how dangerous this profit-hungry mob can be.

Mortified by the horrible scene that awaits them inside their apartment, the Soles have no choice but to flee their longtime home. Hoping to find peace and anonymity, they bounce all over America in an RV. But they don’t find what they're looking for. Instead they become moving targets. And everywhere they go they're followed by a succession of life-threatening events.


Private investigator Jake Scarne is in a funk, still haunted by his last case. He’s been letting himself go, physically and mentally, content to chase errant husbands and cash easy paychecks.

But then his best friend asks for a favor he can’t refuse. Seeking personal and professional atonement, Scarne sets out to find out who is behind the rape and murder of young school girl.

The police are convinced the brutal crime was random. Right from the start Jake knows better. The only problem: He can never reveal the source of his information.

The one man who can prove what really happened has disappeared, and may even be dead. But the tough ex-cop turned P.I. has no choice but to try to find him. Scarne's seemingly hopeless search puts him in the sights of an assassin for the ages whose shadowy employer cannot afford to have the crime solved.


It was a cold and rainy Friday morning in San Francisco while Samantha Taylor was sound asleep. On the nightstand next to Sam’s bed was an alarm clock that read 4:06 a.m. Little did she know that in a few seconds her life would change forever... When the clock struck 4:07.

Relentless (Dominion Trilogy Book #1)

In the space of a breath, what he thought was his life...shattered.

Grant Borrows has been Shifted- in the silence between heartbeats, his whole life fundamentally altered. There's another man in the world wearing his face and living his life. What's more, the man staring back from his mirror is a stranger.

But the changes don't stop at skin-level. Inexplicably, he's able to affect objects around him by simply thinking about them. And as he soon learns, he's become the central figure in a vast web of intrigue that stretches from an underground global conspiracy to a prophecy dating back over seven thousand years. Enemies and allies find him at every turn, but one thing they learn all too soon is that you don't want to push Grant Borrows too far...

Can destiny be undone?

The players are ready.
The game is in motion.
And the pace is: Relentless.
(The Dominion Trilogy Book 1)


Years ago, in a small Virginia town, a murderer hammered his way through the Smythville police force and then disappeared.  He left Officer Mary Walker alive, but he crushed her leg, her confidence, and her spirits.

Now a private investigator, Mary takes sleuthing work as it comes and keeps a watchful eye over her shoulder.  But, during a routine surveillance job on a chilly October night, a ghost from her past leaves her future uncertain.

90 Miles To Freedom

Prepare yourself for an emotional roller coaster.

The counselor suggested I start a journal and write down my thoughts. He called it ‘Journal Therapy’ and said it would help me cope with my feelings.

I’m not sure where to begin, except to say that I had a wonderful life. Actually, it was a perfect life. A loving family and everything money could buy. A life envied by all, but it was stolen from me.
I know I made a mistake. But I'm the one struggling to forgive myself."

To explain I need to start from the beginning. But before I do, I must be honest and admit that I wasn’t perfect. No, I had a secret. A secret that came with a price. A secret that will haunt my dreams forever.


Edmund moves across the desolate landscape lumbering towards home. He arrives, overjoyed to discover that his family is dead – they did not have to live through The Fall, did not have to fight cannibals and bandits, did not have to survive the apocalypse. They did not suffer. Like millions of others they got caught up in pandemic flu and died. Satisfied, after nine-years of traveling, Edmund can get on with what is left with his life. He finds a local cluster of fellow survivors, including a friend from his past, and joins the difficult task of rebuilding a world undone by disaster.

His comfort is short-lived. Not long after settling into his new home, he discovers that he has become unstuck in time. Through an unknown mechanism, he oscillates between past and future, hope and despair. He rushes to determine how this is happening, and to do something - anything - to save the world he knew, while contemplating whether what he is experiencing is real or madness brought on by a decade of looming extinction.

Soul Reaper, A Novella (The Barclay Murders)

A plague comes to Barclay, Texas in the form of an serial axe murderer. Detectives Don Weedon and Stan Rose labor to catch the madman before another woman falls victim.

Chicago, 2064: Mankind Can Rewind

Talon Alalon is a timecaster--one of a select few peace officers who can operate a TEV, the Tachyon Emission Visualizer, which records events (most specifically, crimes) that have already happened.

With crime at an all-time low, Talon has little to do except give lectures to schoolkids--and obsess on his wife's profession as a licensed sex partner.

Then one of her clients asks Talon to investigate a possible murder. When Talon uses the TEV to view the crime, the identity of the killer is unmistakable--it's him, Talon Avalon.

Someone is taking timecasting to a whole new level and using it to frame Talon. And the only way he can prove his innocence is to go off the grid--which in 2064 is a very dangerous thing to do.

Time is not on his side.

Featuring all of the action, thrills, and humor of other Konrath books, but set in an outrageous never-before-seen future, the Timecaster series is ecopunk on super steroids. Add in healthy doses of sex, some characters from Konrath's previous books (Talon is Jack Daniels's grandson), and a lot of outrageous ideas about technology, society, and politics, and Timecaster is a book that will appeal to anyone who likes to be entertained, even if they don't dig on sci-fi.


A wormhole leads a man to a distant planet, where the primitive aliens live in a perfect symbiotic relationship with the ecosystem.

It is a utopia, and he is treated like a god.

But what happens when a god gets hungry, and can't eat the local plant life?

Symbios is a 5500 word science fiction short story by the author of the novel Timecaster. It has been specifically formatted for Kindle. A teaser chapter of Timecaster is included at the end.

Yesterday's Gone: Episode 1 (The Post-Apocalyptic Serial Thriller)

The post-apocalyptic series with more than 400 5 Star Reviews, Yesterday's Gone is serialized fiction at its most thrilling, most cliffhanger-y, and most WTF?!

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.

It's Better This Way

Twenty-three years ago, the 'bulls' appeared in orbit and destroyed Earth's infrastructure in less than ten seconds.

These days, the alien invaders aren't as much of a problem as the surviving humans are.

Evan Greggs learns that things aren't always as bad as they seem, but sometimes the choices to be made are as murky as they are difficult.

24,000 word novella
Contains Adult Language
LGBT Friendly

Cheap Books

The Dead Years - Volume 1 (A Post-Apocalyptic Thriller) $0.99 Amazon

Mason wasn't prepared when the devastation began that afternoon. No one was. He now needed to get to his family before the infection did.
No one knew how or where the end of the world started.

“Filled with Great Details that were Creepy and Awesomely Descriptive!”

The infection took hold quickly and destroyed everything in its path. Millions perished every hour. For those who survived the initial outbreak, finding a safe haven would prove to be a battle all its own.
Mason, along with his family and new found friends struggle to avoid the infected and find a way out of the city.


In this initial 76 page volume of The Dead Years you will be introduced to the main characters as they fight the ravenous creatures trying to devour them and each other.
Be sure to stay tuned as the journey continues in the upcoming Volumes of The Dead Years.

The Darkness Has Awoken

FBI Special Agent Caleb Baldwin is on the hunt for a serial killer who has left a trail of burned bodies. One of those victims — his wife. As he gets closer to finding the killer, he falls deeper into an elaborate conspiracy.

A man wakes buried alive with no memory of who or what he is. In his pocket, a note: “Avoid the sunlight and don’t touch anybody.” Now he is being hunted by the FBI while trying to remember his monstrous past. He must control the darkness within before it consumes him and the child whose life he must protect.

11-year-old Abigail was dying slowly each day as the prisoner of a sick man. Until she is saved by the most unlikely of heroes — a vampire with a deadly touch. He is her only hope, and she may hold the key to unlocking the memories of his hidden past.

Past, present, fate, and future are on a collision course as the hours of AVAILABLE DARKNESS are ticking away and a force greater than anything the world has ever seen threatens humanity.

Alice in Deadland

Civilization as we know it ended more than fifteen years ago, leaving as it's legacy barren wastelands called the Deadland and a new terror for the humans who survived- hordes of undead Biters.

Fifteen year-old Alice has spent her entire life in the Deadland, her education consisting of how best to use guns and knives in the ongoing war for survival against the Biters. One day, Alice spots a Biter disappearing into a hole in the ground and follows it, in search of fabled underground Biter bases.

What Alice discovers there propels her into an action-packed adventure that changes her life and that of all humans in the Deadland forever. An adventure where she learns the terrible conspiracy behind the ruin of humanity, the truth behind the origin of the Biters, and the prophecy the mysterious Biter Queen believes Alice is destined to fulfill.

A prophecy based on the charred remains of the last book in the Deadland- a book called Alice in Wonderland.

Through The Looking Glass: Alice in Deadland Book II

More than two years have passed since Alice followed a Biter with bunny ears down a hole, triggering events that forever changed her life and that of everyone in the Deadland. The Red Guards have been fought to a standstill; Alice has restored some measure of peace between humans and Biters; and under Alice, humans have laid the foundations of the first large, organized community since The Rising- a city called Wonderland.

That peace is shattered in a series of vicious Biter attacks and Alice finds herself shunned by the very people she helped liberate. Now she must re-enter the Deadland to unravel this new conspiracy that threatens Wonderland. Doing so will mean coming face to face with her most deadly adversary ever- the Red Queen.

Off With Their Heads: The Prequel to Alice in Deadland

A few months before Alice was born and fifteen years before the dramatic events depicted in Alice in Deadland, there was The Rising. A few days that destroyed human civilization as we know it, reducing much of the world to a radioactive wasteland teeming with hordes of undead Biters and controlled by a shadowy Central Committee.

Off With Their Heads brings to life the final harrowing days of The Rising through four shorts, each depicting events through the eyes of one pivotal character in the Alice in Deadland series. See how Dr. Protima became the Queen of the Biters; feel the pain of a young man's sacrifice as he becomes the bunny-eared Biter whom Alice later follows down a hole; follow the rise of Chen from a conflicted young Chinese Army officer to a General in the Red Guards; and finally share in the dramatic escape of Alice's parents from a city overrun by Biters.

Mile 81 (Kindle Single) $2.99 Amazon

With the heart of Stand By Me and the genius horror of Christine, Mile 81 is Stephen King unleashing his imagination as he drives past one of those road signs...

At Mile 81 on the Maine Turnpike is a boarded up rest stop on a highway in Maine. It's a place where high school kids drink and get into the kind of trouble high school kids have always gotten into. It's the place where Pete Simmons goes when his older brother, who's supposed to be looking out for him, heads off to the gravel pit to play "paratroopers over the side." Pete, armed only with the magnifying glass he got for his tenth birthday, finds a discarded bottle of vodka in the boarded up burger shack and drinks enough to pass out.

Not much later, a mud-covered station wagon (which is strange because there hadn't been any rain in New England for over a week) veers into the Mile 81 rest area, ignoring the sign that says "closed, no services." The driver's door opens but nobody gets out.

Doug Clayton, an insurance man from Bangor, is driving his Prius to a conference in Portland. On the backseat are his briefcase and suitcase and in the passenger bucket is a King James Bible, what Doug calls "the ultimate insurance manual," but it isn't going to save Doug when he decides to be the Good Samaritan and help the guy in the broken down wagon. He pulls up behind it, puts on his four-ways, and then notices that the wagon has no plates.

Ten minutes later, Julianne Vernon, pulling a horse trailer, spots the Prius and the wagon, and pulls over. Julianne finds Doug Clayton's cracked cell phone near the wagon door — and gets too close herself. By the time Pete Simmons wakes up from his vodka nap, there are a half a dozen cars at the Mile 81 rest stop. Two kids — Rachel and Blake Lussier — and one horse named Deedee are the only living left. Unless you maybe count the wagon. 

Sheep's Clothing: A Thriller $2.99 Amazon

A depressed detective. A stone-cold killer. An inside job.

Detective Alan Calloway watched his marriage crumble. His wife's rape—and his own inability to close the case—detonated a bomb in the center of his life and left him with a permanently short fuse. Returning to duty after a leave of absence, he's assigned to investigate the murder of a known sex offender.

One murder becomes two, becomes three, each victim more guilty than the last. The streets run red with blood as someone purges the city of its predators. Calloway must search out a suspect in the gray area between crime and justice, but can he bring himself to solve the case when his quarry is hunting the very man who destroyed his life?

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