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The Darkside of the Mind - Five dark tales

The Darkside of the Mind – Five dark tales

by D.C. Henio

Five dark tales that will take you into a dark place of the mind. Tales include “Shattered” a man wakes up with mild amnesia locked up in a room only to discover he has just waken up in a nightmare. “Kiss of the Devil” about a man’s faith betraying him when he sets out to destroy the evil in the world. “The day the world moved on” about a man’s journey after the world comes to an end and the struggle to find a reason to live where there is little life. “Devil’s Peak” about a detective interviewing a woman saved in the forest after she was in an accident only to find out that the truth could be the end of him. “Martha” about an abused woman in the 1950s sacrifice to save her unborn child from her abusive cop husband.



The Fall of Ossard (The Ossard Trilogy)

The Fall of Ossard (The Ossard Trilogy)

by Colin Taber

What people are saying about The Fall of Ossard:

“I stayed up all night” – Sara Douglass

“A dark fantasy world that will suck you in” – The Newcastle Herald

“Brave… Innovative… Bold…” & “Recommended for readers of Robin Hobb, Sara Douglass & Fiona McIntosh” – Stefen Brazulaitis, reviewer and columnist, Australian Bookseller and Publisher Magazine

Ossard is falling…

Growing up in a city of Merchant Princes, Juvela discovers she can see what others can’t. The very currents of the celestial are open to her, and that includes the truths they hide: An escalating series of unsolved kidnappings have been haunting the city-state, leaving its shadows pooled deep with innocent blood.

Has Juvela been cursed with the Witches’ Kiss – or perhaps something worse?

Yet, more is to come, for not only has she witnessed an abduction, but she will have to endure a role in the victim’s ritual death. For Juvela is about to become forsaken, and that’s before she learns the real truth of not just the crimes plaguing Ossard’s bloody streets, but the wider world: A world at war, and governed by gods whose highest pleasure is to sup on the taste of death.



The Hole

The Hole

by Permuted Press

The world as Elliot Bishop and Evajean Rhodes know it is gone. Destroyed. In just two weeks, a horrific plague raged across the planet–driving its victims insane before killing them.

The two survivors set out on an unimaginable journey, driven by a cryptic message from Evajean’s husband: If anything terrible happens, you must get to Salt Lake City. But the pair soon discover they are not alone, and that the plague has done more than kill. The countryside between Virginia and Utah now crawls with victims who have been driven mad–violent lunatics fueled with definite yet unknown purpose.

To survive, Elliot and Evajean must fight for their lives–against the crazies, against sinister forces who would stop their quest, against long-ago hidden menaces–and uncover the deeply guarded secret of those driven mad and the plague that spawned them. The secret of a destructive force unleashed on the world by one of America’s most powerful religious sects…



The New Girl: Creepy Scary Story

The New Girl: Creepy Scary Story

by Anthony Brewster

Blood. So much blood.

Up to now, Julia Gardner could still see the streaks of blood that ran down Carmen Winstead’s head. Julia could no longer see Carmen’s face, for it had been ripped off her head as she had fallen down the dirty manhole. It now lay by her feet, covered in deep green muck and God-knows-what-else.

The New Girl is a creepy scary story for those who are fans of ghost and paranormal tales. If you are going for a campfire and looking for scary stories to tell in the dark, this is a good one. This book is appropriate for readers of all ages: kids, teens, and grownups.



The Haunting of Blackwood Manor: Scary Story to Tell in The Dark

The Haunting of Blackwood Manor: Scary Story to Tell in The Dark

by Scream Chamber

“There were running rumors that Mr. William Tarlton had a debilitating disease, a disease that slowly affected the brain producing the most horrifying of hallucinations. At most times, Mr. Tarlton would lock himself up in the top most room in his manor. No one really knew what was being kept in the room. It was the strictest of orders from Mr. Tarlton to not disturb him whilst in the work room.

The Haunting of Blackwood Manor is a chilling ghost story for those who are fans of paranormal tales. If you are looking for scary stories to tell in the dark, this is a good one. This book is appropriate for readers of all ages: kids, teens, and grownups. “



Musical Scares

Musical Scares

by Monique O’Connor James

Six young adults, one haunted house and a melody to remember for the rest of their lives. However short that may be.

When six strangers are joined together to walk through the new haunted house in town, no one is prepared for the coming attractions. Judgments are passed, names are called, and those things just may be the undoing the teens never saw coming.

A freaky mind game with a twisted tune. Would you make it through or fall victim to the Musical Scares?



Roommate: Scary Story To Tell In The Dark

Roommate: Scary Story To Tell In The Dark

by Horror Quest

It was there in the eerie blackness of the room and it was not the thunder that woke her up. She heard it going louder and louder across the hall. There were a series of distinct tapping noises followed by a sound of something being dragged. Then, everything went still for a while. The stillness was broken by several knocks on the door. Still a bit groggy, she could not identify what was causing those sounds, so she assumed it was just Amelia, so drunk from her date that she could not get inside the roomâ?¦

Roommate is a story of two girls who are roommates and best friends. They are bonded together like sisters. Even death cannot stop them from taking care of each other.

If you are looking for scary stories to tell in the dark, Roommate will not let you down. This ghost story is appropriate for readers of all ages: kids, teens, and grownups.



Great Bitten: Breakout (United Kingdom of Great Bitten)

Great Bitten: Breakout (United Kingdom of Great Bitten)

by Warren Fielding

What would you do, if the entire world went to nothing overnight? What would you do, if just your own world went to nothing overnight?

The UK is infected, and Warren has to tell the world.

Breakout is a short introduction to the Great Bitten world.



The Creepy Crypt: Scary Story to Tell in The Dark

The Creepy Crypt: Scary Story to Tell in The Dark

by Scream Chamber

John moved in with his family to a new house next to an old cemetery. He got over his fear for dead bodies after he accepted this job as an assistant to the town’s only mortician. And one day the unexpected occurred, the day he would remember for the rest of his life.

The Creepy Crypt is a chilling ghost story for those who are fans of paranormal tales. If you are looking for scary stories to tell in the dark, this is a good one. This book is appropriate for readers of all ages: kids, teens, and grownups.



Changing Planes -- A Metaphysical Fiction

Changing Planes — A Metaphysical Fiction

by Laurie J. Brenner

FIRST PLACE FINALIST 2009 National “Best Books” Awards – USA Best Books

Madison Reeves ran from a dark secret she’s kept hidden for more than 10 years. She’s buried it so deep–she’s forgotten it herself. But when her plane lands in a world hung between Heaven and Hell–she can no longer run. Thus begins Madison’s journey into a world beyond our own and into the secret depths of her heart.

A young, hip urban professional with a good job and quiet life, Madison Reeves  lives without a man in her life. After an arduous working season, she decides to get away from it all. When her plane passes through a series of mysterious lights in the sky, odd things happen on the plane, and a little girl who calls her “mommy,” magically materializes and starts talking to Madison.

When her plane lands, Madison is greeted by her long-dead grandfather at the airport terminal. After checking in for her stay on the ‘Other Side’ of the curtain, her grandfather takes her on a journey through this world between worlds. She travels the edge between Heaven and Hell and learns from her fellow passenger’s experiences in this other worldy place.

She discovers that she must face what she has long kept hidden from herself and those she loves–can she do it and will she ever learn to forgive herself? Journey with Madison as she learns that you can run, but you can never hide from what is deep inside.

“The young, tenacious VP of a high-end department store, Madison Reeves seems set on a steady, rather predictable path…little does she know, though, her life will soon take quite the unexpected trajectory…as a series of strange occurrences begins to unfold, Madison is ultimately faced with two fateful choices: continue living a life of limited returns, or open her mind and spirit up to a transformative new reality…” Apex Reviews

“What would you do differently? is a question so often asked of people. “Changing Planes: A Metaphysical Fiction” is an exploration of many metaphysical concepts through fiction. Author Laurie J. Brenner uses her story to offer many profound ideas and will give readers much entertainment with their enlightenment. “Changing Planes” is a top pick for the spiritual fiction reader.” Midwest Book Reviews



Castle of Horror: Scary Story To Tell In The Dark

Castle of Horror: Scary Story To Tell In The Dark

by Stephen Larker

The moment the heavy door closed behind them, they felt something was wrong. The wind began howling eerily outside, suddenly rattling the windows like they were in danger of breaking. Even the door started vibrating, like it was about to be taken off its hinges. Before anyone could react, the madam slowly turned to them, her blue eyes glowing . . .

Five friends won a raffle and got free tickets to fly to anywhere they wanted. They decided to accept their friend’s challenge to spend a night in Everdean Castle, the famous haunted place in England. They believed that as long as they stuck together, nothing could ever scare or harm them. And if something went wrong they could just leave the castle. However, things were not as simple as they expected.

If you are looking for scary stories to tell in the dark, Castle of Horror will not let you down. This ghost story is appropriate for readers of all ages: kids, teens, and grownups.



Death at Green Hollow's Curve: Scary Story to Tell in the Dark

Death at Green Hollow’s Curve: Scary Story to Tell in the Dark

by Scream Chamber

Bump. Bump. Bump. Anna could still hear the steady and rhythmic sounds from outside. She didn’t have enough patience left. She could not sit still for much longer, and she longed to be out of the station wagon. She rubbed her hands together to keep them warm. The heater was off, and the night breeze was much colder after the rain. She looked around once over, scanning the area, and looking for some signs that the police had arrivedâ?¦

Death at Green Hollow’s Curve is a chilling ghost story for those who are fans of paranormal tales. If you are looking for scary stories to tell in the dark, this is a good one. This book is appropriate for readers of all ages: kids, teens, and grownups.



The Lust

The Lust

by Tobias Grey

Blood, lust, magic, and passion!

“Death was a vale of blackness that he was too afraid to pass through, or at least too hungry for life to let it take him. He had tried in the long past to leave life. He’d gone to his grave telling himself he would never move again, that he would let the body rot away, and then perhaps whatever mystical bond fixed his soul to it would break. He would be free. But the blood thirst was too strong, the vampire wanted to feed, and soon like an addict he would rise again to steal life and heat.”



Saving Gracie

Saving Gracie

by Terry Lee

Kathryn Broussard has managed her life with dignity and an I know you have feelings, but I’m coming through anyway attitude. She exudes confidence and control over the land much as a reigning queen rules her court. Her main focus-Grace, her daughter. Although grown, Grace depends on her mother’s razor sharp decision-making ability for everything. All is well in the land of dysfunctional mother-daughterhood until the unthinkable happens. Kathryn dies. With her mother now gone, Grace is forced to manage her own life for the first time. And Kathryn must find a way to maintain control of her daughter, even though unusual circumstances from the “Other Side” present a fair share of obstacles to overcome.

A mother’s love, however dysfunctional, is a force to be reckoned with.



Draco: The Vampire Hunter

Draco: The Vampire Hunter

by Kellie Haulotte

Draco is a vampire hunter with his girlfriend Isabel and they are on a mission to kill Alexander and his master Katharine. Things don’t go as well and Draco and Isabel are pushed to their limits. This is a classic vampire story that involves the vampire hunter and how he attacks the creatures of the night!

Excerpt:
“Draco was shocked to see that happen to William. He scrambled to find another piece of weaponry but was too late. Alexander’s long nails slashed his face and he fell on the floor. His body couldn’t take another beating and he just felt faint. The last thing he saw was the body of William or what was left of himâ?¦ “



Clown Friday

Clown Friday

by Edward Parker

Clown Friday

The week ends in blood

Marlowe. A small, picturesque town in the Worcestershire Countryside. Village green, white church spire, maypole

A quaint town.

A beautiful town.

An evil town….

Journalist Clive White is sent to cover Marlowe’s annual carnival Clown Friday: an easy and straight forward assignment. But, as he interviews the locals, and as he uncovers the true history and nature of the town and its carnival, it becomes clear that there is something very wrong in Marlowe.

Jane Brennan, also a journalist and Clive White’s lover, was once a resident of Marlowe. She knows the town and the ways of small town folk. And she knows that the festival is not a carnival of joy and revelry but a circus of fear and a carnival of blood.

Together Jane and Clive are gripped by a journey into horror. Survival will depend upon the choice of paths in a mirror maze, or the slice of an evil jester’s axe. And while there is an article to be written and a story to be told, they realise that the story is a dark one. It is the story of something ancient, vile, and evil, something that lusts after spilled blood and human flesh. It is a story of horror that the town of Marlowe has been waiting centuries to be told.



A Divine Image (Short Story)

A Divine Image (Short Story)

by Amy A.E. Schaffer

Can a vampire overcome her nature and regain her soul — become human again? Is being human truly better than being a monster?

A psychological vampire story; the tale of a woman caught between the forces of good and evil.



The Golden Mask & The Throng (Moonlight Playhouse)

The Golden Mask & The Throng (Moonlight Playhouse)

by James Hampton

THE GOLDEN MASK: A lonely man whose only friends are books spends an evening with a strange novella he has been warned not to read. THE THRONG: In the Deep South of the early twentieth century, a bitter and impoverished aristocrat plans to sell the last remnant of his family’s once-sprawling plantation; little does the buyer know that the property is full of monsters…



Bedtime Tales of Horror: Cooked Alive

Bedtime Tales of Horror: Cooked Alive

by Bradley Poage

Eric has just walked in on his wife having an affair with his best friend. Angered, he wants to make them pay. And what better way than to cook them alive…



Parsons Green

Parsons Green

by Fiona Bagley

Sixteen year old Cricket McLean has always been able to see ghosts.
Cricket and her widowed mother Claudia head to Savannah, Georgia for the summer, far away from the hustle and bustle of Atlanta. Cricket takes a part time job at historic Chartwell House where she soon begins to have visions of a young girl, Catherine Harcourt. Cricket discovers that Catherine was a servant girl at the house in the late 1700’s and that she was executed for the brutal murder of her newborn child. With the help of retired historian Linus Blackton and a local psychic, Mrs. Vanderbilt, Cricket starts to piece together the events which lead to the night of the murder. But things start to get a little more complicated when Cricket meets Liam Chartwell, a descendant of the original owners of the house. As Cricket gets closer to finding out the truth of what really happened at the old house, she finds that someone or something is determined to make sure that a centuries old secret is never revealed.



Santacula

Santacula

by Winchest Malone

What’s the best part of being a vampire? Unlimited Christmases.

At least, that’s what Vlad, Victor, and their girlfriends think when they first turn. However, after a few years of nothing but coalâ??consuming the blood of the innocent is one of the biggest reasons one can be put on the Naughty Listâ??the group of vampire teens decides it’s time to payback the Jolly Fat Man.

But when alliances start to fracture, as Victor’s loyalty to his little sister trumps his friendship to Vlad, things start to go wrong. Very wrong. And rather than getting revenge on Santa for the lumps of coal, they may have unleashed the worst terror upon the earth since Godzilla.

Written in a neo-epistolary style, Santacula compiles emails, text message conversations, traditional letters, interviews, and recounts of video footage to paint an accurate picture of 2011’s Christmas.



Wood Life: A Poem

Wood Life: A Poem

by Rich Ristow

As a serial killer, Daniel David Silvestre has memory problems. He can’t recall why he kills people or why he is constantly compelled to spill blood with the edge of knife. He cannot even remember most of the names of his victims, and he takes no joy in his actions. As a way to make peace with himself, he must first learn to take responsibility and gain control over his actions.

This book length poem was written as a “fake journal” that took inspiration from Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s “A Coney Island of the Mind.” It is filled with intentional typos and fragmented lines, as this poetic sequence actively tries to mimic a scribbled an ADHD-addled psycho might have jotted down on scattered bits of paper.

“Much of what gets published as ‘horror poetry’ is, alas, neither horrific nor poetic–but Rich Ristow’s Wood Life stands as a darkly triumphant exception. In this astonishing long poem Ristow takes us into the mind of ‘Danny Boy,’ a prolific serial killer. We get to know, in often graphic detail, of his obsessions and his crimes; but we also see the bewildered, tormented human being behind them, as Danny Boy reflects on his ‘congress of the killed’ and finds himself haunted by the ‘ghost hatred’ of his victims. Here is a poem of tremendous cumulative impact, with a main character as memorable as Robert Bloch’s Norman Bates or the psychopathic Quentin of Joyce Carol Oates’s Zombie. But make no mistake–Ristow is a true poet, and Wood Life is not only frightening, but frighteningly well written, with language and imagery that will haunt you long after you’ve closed the book. Ristow’s Wood Life is the real thing. I stand in awe.” –Christopher Conlon, author of Starkweather Dreams and Midnight on Mourn Street

Excerpt:

1.

Out of the woods, numb
and not thinking, I walked
half crumbling county roads
through mountain towns,
not stopping to shop or sleep
on a stiff motel mattress.
I stayed off barstools, away
from taverns televising
Pirates or old Penguins
games. I will not remember
the remains, what I buriedâ??
willing amnesia, forced
forgetting is an anesthetic
needed for new beginnings,
a new life free of old haunts.
So, I let cars pass, refusing
to thumb a ride and hitchhike.
One foot in front of the otherâ??
it’s been days since I dreamt,
and as I sweat in September,
under overcast skies, away
from those terrible hills,
valleys, and hollows, specters
of Appalachia are behind me.
â??
2.

Home

is where moss covers the walls
from floor to ceiling. Slanted
light is not a certainty, the drapes
are tattered and frayed. The end
is not an inevitable outcome here
and sleep is but a dirty mattress
crowded by the brittle husks
of grease stained take out bags.
â??
3.

This morning, I woke from dreams of a deserted street,
where men with halos of flies walked, and the women
all sat on park benches and read newspapers. Headlines
taunted “The Forgotten Son Returns,” but none of them
seemed to care about the picture: me with my messed-up
face, a large scar parting my hair right down the middle.
So now, naked, I eat donuts. It seems like a harsh riddle,
as I search for my socks, my shoes, and my coffee cup.
Dressed, I surf the internet for stories. Once again,
there’s nothing I’ve foreseen, not even government fines
imposed on dreamers. There was a drunken time when
I found this amusing, but these mornings always repeat
where weakly, I crawl and claw my way out of my bed,
and it feels like skyscrapers are crammed inside my head.



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