Sunday, August 25, 2013

Scary Sunday

Well, it's the end of August and you know what that means? It means we're only 2 months from Halloween. I love this time of year. Hot days, cool nights. Curling up on my couch with something scary to read. So, today's a list of some horror books! I hope you enjoy!! 

The Last Dance of Caitlyn Murphy
In the years since the accident that shattered her family, darkness has occupied Caitlyn's home. Bad decisions have followed one another, and one night, Cait finds herself alone, hunted, dying. But the morning brings life, and Cait is changing. She's stronger; she's quicker; she's angrier.

As Cait clings to the remnants of her humanity, and grasps at the protection offered by people she has never met before, the kindness of strangers just isn't enough. No one can protect Cait from herself as she struggles to decide if she is the hunter or the hunted.

A fresh take on dark fantasy, The Last Dance of Caitlyn Murphy follows a young woman struggling to feel anything as her life spirals out of her control.

The Spirit Clearing
After a horrific accident Mike wakes to find himself blind in one eye. He now sees things that others can't and nobody will listen to him.
That is until he meets Jandilyn Hollow. Will she be able to pull him out of the depths of his despair?
Can love transcend even death?

Darlings Of Decay
Nook Link

Zombie stories from thirty-two of your favorite female authors in this Bestselling Zombie Anthology
Featuring -

Tamara Rose Blodgett, Vanessa Booke, Chantal Boudreau, Laura Bretz, Tonia Brown
Catt Dahman, Mia Darien, CM Doporto, Jacqueline Druga, Dana Fredsti, Belinda Frisch
April Grey, Michelle Kilmer, Rebecca Hansen, Lori R. Lopez, Suzi M., Tara Maya
Shannon Mayer, Lyra McKen, Cynthia Melton, Kristen Middleton, Chrissy Peebles
Jeannie Rae, Suzanne Robb, Julianne Snow, Rebecca Snow, Anna Taborska, Ally Thomas
C,A, Verstraete, A.R. Von, Annie Walls, Jen Wilde

Slow Burn: Zero Day, Book 1
Nook Link

A new flu strain has been spreading across Africa, Europe, and Asia. Disturbing news footage is flooding the cable news channels. People are worried. People are frightened. But Zed Zane is oblivious. 

Zed needs to borrow rent money from his parents. He gets up Sunday morning, drinks enough tequila to stifle his pride and heads to his mom’s house for a lunch of begging, again.

But something is wrong. There’s blood in the foyer. His mother’s corpse is on the living room floor. Zed’s stepdad, Dan is wild with crazy-eyed violence and attacks Zed when he comes into the house. They struggle into the kitchen. Dan’s yellow teeth tear at Zed’s arm but Zed grabs a knife and stabs Dan, thirty-seven times, or so the police later say.

With infection burning in his blood, Zed is arrested for murder but the world is falling apart and he soon finds himself back on the street, fighting for his life among the infected who would kill him and the normal people, who fear him.

Victim Zero (The Fall)
Kell McDonald isn't your average guy. He's a brilliant biologist and geneticist, a leading researcher in the constant fight against disease and death. He works in secret on a miraculous organism with the potential to change the world. 

But he isn't the only one. 

Victim Zero is a story about life and loss, self-awareness and the hard choices between what is right and what is necessary. As the world spirals down and the dead begin to rise, Kell must learn the difference between surviving and living. 

Set in the world of Living With the Dead, Victim Zero tells the story of how The Fall began. From before the outbreak itself, during the crisis and beyond, this novel chronicles the journey of a man who holds the weight of the entire human race on his shoulders.

Dying To Live (Zombie Overload Series)
Nook Link

Admit it. You think about it, fantasize about it, live through it in your
head. But what would you do if zombies became a reality? If you actually
were to see the dead walk, attack and kill people you know - who then
rise right in front of your eyes? What would you do when the undead
don't follow the script you've played out - over and over - in your own

Find out what happens to a woman in central Illinois when her life is turned upside down. Zombies become real and so does the danger. Her family means the most to her, but can she keep them alive? Can she keep herself alive?

In this short story that begins the full-length series, you are a big part
of it. The main character "speaks" to you often and you're invited into
her thoughts - which can be quite humorous at times. She's not perfect
and she knows it. 

Buried Secrets (New Adult Dark Suspense Romance)
Should some secrets remain buried?

Dusty has always been a hothead, far more impulsive than her twin, Nick, the calm, cool and collected one of the pair. But Nick is dead, found murdered in their local cemetery, and Dusty simply can’t rest until she finds out who–or what–has killed her brother.

Sure the local authorities aren’t being straight with her–or anyone else–about what’s been going on in their little upper Michigan town, Dusty delays going off to college for a semester, defying her father and stepmother and taking a job in the local bar to start doing some digging.

Her focus soon fixes on Shane, her brother’s best friend and the town bad boy. The tension and rivalry between Dusty and Shane has always been palpable and sparks fly as the two collide. Dusty finds herself sinking in deeper with Shane and the mystery of what happened to her brother–and a lengthening list of victims–grows even stranger.

When everything comes to a head, Dusty focuses on one thing: What happened the night her brother was killed in the cemetery? She’s sure Shane is keeping a secret and she’s determined to find out what it is, one way or another.

Hidden (Hidden Series Book One)
Nook Link

Sixteen-year-old Leah Grant has given up on being normal. She'd settle for stopping the voices in her head, intrusive visions of the future, and better odds of making it to her seventeenth birthday.

That's the thing about pretending to be human in a world where magic used to exist - at any moment, her cover could be blown and she'll be burned to death like the rest of the witches.

Everything changes when she loses control of her powers and flees the orphanage she grew up in. She desperately wants to be invisible but finds her face plastered on every news channel as humans panic over the possible resurgence of her kind. And now the hunters won't give up until they find her.

Making friends for the first time in her life and falling in love with one of them drives her to discover why she is unlike any being she's ever met - human or otherwise. The dangerous powers inside of her that would repel Nathan, her new, handsome reason for living, are priceless to some. The locked up forever kind of priceless. And to others, they are too dangerous to allow her to live.

Let's hope she can stay hidden.

Run (A Parker Chronicle Novel)\

Amber and River Parker act just like normal teenagers. All they want is to have fun at the start of summer vacation. Then the end of the world starts around them.

Now, people die wherever they travel. Their parents head for home, but the neighbors (and pretty much everyone else) want to kill them. They’re not sure if anyplace is safe. And if they die, the worlds best chance of surviving goes with them.

If they live long enough for someone to tell them to save the world, they’ll give it their best try.


The Goodreads Killer: A Revenge Fantasy

*** R-rated for sex, violence and bad language ***

Thomas Ultorem's burning obsession to make it as a writer has broken him. And in the chaotic world of his disintegrating psyche, someone's got to pay...

The Goodreads Killer - Talk is cheap but murder costs nothing.

Length: 23,000 words.

This wild, blood and guts romp also appears in the dark fiction anthology, Straitjacket Blues and other Stories of Unease.

Lichgates: Book One of the Grimoire Saga (a Young Adult Fantasy Series)

Kara Magari is about to discover a beautiful world full of terrifying things: Ourea.

Kara, a college student still reeling from her mother's recent death, has no idea the hidden world of Ourea even exists until a freak storm traps her in a sunken library. With nothing to do, she opens an ancient book of magic called the Grimoire and unwittingly becomes its master, which means Kara now wields the cursed book's untamed power. Discovered by Ourea's royalty, she becomes an unwilling pawn in a generations-old conflict - a war intensified by her arrival. In this world of chilling creatures and betrayal, Kara shouldn't trust anyone... but she's being hunted and can't survive on her own. She drops her guard when Braeden, a native soldier with a dark secret, vows to keep her safe. And though she doesn't know it, her growing attraction to him may just be her undoing.

For twelve years, Braeden Drakonin has lived a lie. The Grimoire is his one chance at redemption, and it lands in his lap when Kara Magari comes into his life. Though he begins to care for this human girl, there is something he wants more. He wants the Grimoire.

Welcome to Ourea, where only the cunning survive.

The Night Girl

For the first time, the complete series of The Night Girl is available in one volume. Total word count is around 160,000 words, approximately 450 to 500 pages of a printed book.

When she starts a new job at Crestview retirement home, Juliet discovers that something unusual is waiting for her in an abandoned part of the building. At first, she think the mysterious Jennifer Mathis is some kind of ghost. Later, however, Juliet learns that Jennifer has certain powers that could be extremely useful.

Meanwhile, eleven years ago, a younger version of Juliet has to cope with the death of her mother. Forced to live with her father, Juliet discovers that she has some unusual talents. Soon she's embarking upon a killing spree, the consequences of which look set to remain hidden until the fateful day when she eventually enters Crestview.

The Night Girl is the story of a girl gone wrong; a girl who discovered she has a dark skill for murder. Part horror story, and part character study, it's the tale of someone who has tried desperately to fit in with the rest of the world, but who ultimately finds herself running out of time.

This volume contains all 8 parts from the original serialized version:

Part 1: The First Shift
Part 2: Death Watch
Part 3: Bandages
Part 4: I Can't Do This Without Laughing
Part 5: Juliet on the Moon
Part 6: Mad World
Part 7: So Low
Part 8: The Final Shift

Also included is Cloth Man (Devil's Briar 1.3), a bonus preview from the Devil's Briar series.

The Speed of Death

What horrors await those who travel faster than the speed of death?

Kirby Sherwood is dead, not that it matters much onboard The Extended Life Express. This super train allows the recently deceased to live again for a short period of time. The secret? The super train travels faster than death itself. Kirby's life is extended by fourteen days because of this phenomenal cutting edge program. He enjoys the high end comforts of a resort on a train, and even experiences romance.

But things aren't going as planned during this particular ride. The train has surpassed its regulated speed, cutting through dimensions, and hurling itself towards death instead of away from it. Kirby must strap his sanity on tight as he faces off with the mysterious entities beyond this world who perfect death to mathematical and cunning perfection. Can Kirby escape this evil force, or will the final days of his extended life be filled with unrelenting terror? 

Undead Winter - Novella

One little touch. That's all it takes for the darkness to penetrate. To infect. To destroy.

A plague has incapacitated humanity, spreading across the globe faster than it could ever possibly be contained. Almost overnight the world is awakened to a new reality and the realization that no one is safe, not a single living soul.

As the virus takes control, humanity is brought crashing to its knees. The few left untouched fight frantically for their survival, even as they know their future no longer exists, doing the unimaginable at the brink of death.

A dark tale that shows exactly how desperate, how dark, humanity can get once the undead winter arrives. You'll be thrust into peoples lives, emotions, and the very depths and darkest reaches of our souls and guilt will set in when you're begging for more.

This short story will haunt readers long after the last page has been read. A story you will want to read over and over.

The Embrace

When Jessica Goodwin is asked by her dying mother to read her diaries to her, Jessica duly obliges and is slowly drawn into a world of anguish, betrayal, the supernatural and redemption. She dismisses her mother’s writings as fiction until the truth becomes undeniable and the conclusion inevitable.

Evelyn Goodwin is dying. Her daughter Jessica Goodwin is sleeping beside her mother’s bed and wakes up in time to see a young woman standing over her mother’s bed before quickly disappearing.

From her poverty-stricken College Years in 1971 to being the owner of an international Law firm in 1999, Evelyn through her diaries tells her extraordinary life story, which began when she met Talia Holmes, a strange French girl who showed up at her apartment door on a winter’s night offering to rent the apartment with Evelyn.

With her endless supply of money and distaste for conventional thinking, Talia and Evelyn are at odds from the start before Evelyn slips into a thick blanket of depression and is saved from suicide by Talia.

Becoming more and more curious about her roommate Talia reveals that she is a vampire and a relationship develops between them before a devastating terrorist attack leaves Evelyn critical in hospital and as Talia is forced to run and leave Evelyn to fend for herself.

The Embrace brings a dying mother and her daughter together for the final time as Jessica reads Evelyn entries from Evelyn’s diaries as secrets, betrayal and love are laid bare against a background of poverty, illness and terrorism.

Black Hour

It is April 30th, and on a sunny Spring day, the Head of Sports lecturer, John Boardman, decides to take his sleep deprived body to his office during lunchtime and goes for a nap before his next lesson.

After losing his son six months ago in a car accident, which led to the break up of his marriage, John Boardman has been in a state of turmoil and is now introduced to another nightmare in his life.

He wakes up in his office to find his school building in the middle of a shooting spree.

After waking up and leaving his office, he witnesses a fellow lecturer being gunned down by a masked perpetrator. Due to an avalanche of panic, he becomes undecided on what to do next.

Does he run for his life, or does he feel it is his duty to stay behind and search for fellow pupil survivors? The nightmare has just begun.

Not for persons under the age of 18.


CLAN $0.99 Amazon

They have been among us for thousands of years. One mysterious gene they carry lies dormant—until they change.

Joe Case is an ex-cop searching for the man who humiliated his sister. Kelly McCammon is a Hollywood executive running from the Russian mob.

Destiny leads them to tiny Salt Lick, Nevada…A town under siege. 

Returning Home (The War for Eden) $0.99 Amazon

Madison's life has been turned upside down. Her memory, gone. Her guardian, murdered. And the baby sister she had no idea existed has now been kidnapped and taken into Eden's Underworld. With only the new stranger, Parker, to guide her, and determination in her heart, Madison embarks on a journey of horror, adventure and vengeance throughout her mythological homeland. Her one goal: to rescue her sister and bring her family together again.
The only question is, can her soul survive the journey?

Off The Grid (Zombie Books of Survival) $0.99 Amazon

Physically and emotionally wrecked, Mike just wants a vacation in the Florida Keys with his two beautiful daughters. Unfortunately, he gets far more than that when walking corpses begin to threaten the lives of those he cares for most. Teamed together with unprepared, ragtag natives who only want to return to their everyday lives, he leads the fight against the Zombies' apocalyptic extermination of everything human. With his annihilation all but assured, Mike goes off the grid in the most beautiful setting imaginable - and leaves behind a merciless trail of Zombie obliteration.

Dr. George Milonas is a practicing Pediatrician in Racine, Wisconsin. He is happily married to Jennifer and is the father of Anna, Emma, and Matthew. He is the author of The Warrior of God and My Last Testament.

The Dead Road: Vol. 1 - Isolation $0.99 Amazon

Volume 1 of The Dead Road series!

It was supposed to be a relaxing vacation. It turned out to be the complete opposite...

A camping trip in the mountains of Vermont is interrupted when a group of friends discover there has been a zombie outbreak. Having been disconnected from the world for the past week, and one of their group already bitten, the friends have to make their way down the mountain and find safety.

Can the group cover miles of dark woods on foot while trying to avoid getting overtaken by the undead? What caused the outbreak? Are there any other survivors?

Read on to find out...

Lost (Hidden Series Book Two) $0.99 Amazon

*Young Adult Paranormal Fiction* This book is the second of the series. Read the first here on Amazon! :)
Three months ago, Christine Grant found herself, love, and impossible friends, while losing the memories of the biggest piece of her past.

Now, her powers are spinning out of control and must be tamed by the woman who saved the world, the same woman Christine is predicted to kill in less than a month.

Wanting to punish catty orphans was just the beginning. It's only a matter of time before she discovers that the world is not as safe from her as she hoped it was.

Fighting To Live (Zombie Overload Series) $2.99 Amazon

This second book in the Zombie Overload series starts right where book one ended.

Canada and her family continue on in their attempt to reach her sister's home in Missouri. The zombie count increases and so does the danger. Canada experiences so much that she hadn't planned or fantasized about back when it was all make-believe.

Who will survive...and who will not? Will they make it to her sister's, or will circumstances prevent the reunion and safety the family hope to find there?

Become a part of Canada's group. Fight with her, survive with her, and share in her pain and frustration.

Straitjacket Blues and other Stories of Unease $2.99

Emotional vampires, control fantasies, natural disasters, murder and the horrors of World War Two... Come play in the dark, unsettling world of Dave Franklin's short fiction.

This anthology contains ShelterCamaraderieStraitjacket Blues, Dead Man's Fall & The Goodreads Killer.

Length: 58,000 words

Dave Franklin has also written five novels - Looking for Sarah Jane Smith, To Dare a Future, Manic Streets of Perth, English Toss on Planet Andong Girls Like Funny Boys.
With a politically incorrect take on life similar to Irvine Welsh, Chuck Palahniuk and Bret Easton Ellis, Franklin's caustic brand of profanity-filled prose is not for the easily offended.

The Passenger (Surviving the Dead) $3.99 Amazon

A single bite is all it takes.

During the Outbreak, like billions of others, a man finds himself infected with the Phage. Desperate to spare his family from watching him become a walking nightmare, he flees. Soon after, he is dead.

Two years later, he wakes up.

Not in the afterlife, but in his own body. Trapped, unable to control the monster that carries him, and forced to witness the horror of its existence.

A hundred miles away, Sergeant Ethan Thompson thinks he has seen the worst the apocalypse has to offer.

He is wrong.

Following the trail of a dying madman, he will embark on a journey of vengeance that will test the limits of his sanity. Along the way, he will learn that there is no justice at the end of the world. There is only the living and the dead, and in between, there is The Passenger.

Under the Dome: A Novel $7.99 Amazon

On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester's Mill, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage, a gardener's hand is severed as "the dome" comes down on it, people running errands in the neighboring town are divided from their families, and cars explode on impact. No one can fathom what this barrier is, where it came from, and when -- or if -- it will go away.

Dale Barbara, Iraq vet and now a short-order cook, finds himself teamed with a few intrepid citizens -- town newspaper owner Julia Shumway, a physician's assistant at the hospital, a select-woman, and three brave kids. Against them stands Big Jim Rennie, a politician who will stop at nothing -- even murder -- to hold the reins of power, and his son, who is keeping a horrible secret in a dark pantry. But their main adversary is the Dome itself. Because time isn't just short. It's running out.

World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War $9.99 Amazon

“The end was near.” —Voices from the Zombie War

The Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the acid-etched first-hand experiences of the survivors from those apocalyptic years, traveled across the United States of America and throughout the world, from decimated cities that once teemed with upwards of thirty million souls to the most remote and inhospitable areas of the planet. He recorded the testimony of men, women, and sometimes children who came face-to-face with the living, or at least the undead, hell of that dreadful time. World War Z is the result. Never before have we had access to a document that so powerfully conveys the depth of fear and horror, and also the ineradicable spirit of resistance, that gripped human society through the plague years.

Ranging from the now infamous village of New Dachang in the United Federation of China, where the epidemiological trail began with the twelve-year-old Patient Zero, to the unnamed northern forests where untold numbers sought a terrible and temporary refuge in the cold, to the United States of Southern Africa, where the Redeker Plan provided hope for humanity at an unspeakable price, to the west-of-the-Rockies redoubt where the North American tide finally started to turn, this invaluable chronicle reflects the full scope and duration of the Zombie War.

Most of all, the book captures with haunting immediacy the human dimension of this epochal event. Facing the often raw and vivid nature of these personal accounts requires a degree of courage on the part of the reader, but the effort is invaluable because, as Mr. Brooks says in his introduction, “By excluding the human factor, aren’t we risking the kind of personal detachment from history that may, heaven forbid, lead us one day to repeat it? And in the end, isn’t the human factor the only true difference between us and the enemy we now refer to as ‘the living dead’?”

Note: Some of the numerical and factual material contained in this edition was previously published under the auspices of the United Nations Postwar Commission.

No comments:

Post a Comment