Free horror Kindle books for 25 Dec 13

Beneath

by Kit Tinsley

CONTAINS BONUS SHORT STORY

Beneath is a terrifying horror novel.

Dan Martin and his family move into a new home. Soon they discover an ancient chamber buried below the house. As the secrets of the area’s dark history come to light the family begin to experience frightening supernatural phenomena. Hooded apparitions stalk their garden at night, an unseen hand carves messages on their walls, and most disturbing, their neighbours start to die.

Opening the chamber has released a dark and evil force that existed eons before man. Can Dan Martin, a scientist, accept the existence of the paranormal in order to stop it? Can he protect his family? Violence, horror and death combine in a nerve shredding climax. Will they survive what dwells beneath?

This is the debut novel by English writer Kit Tinsley

NOTE- This is a 2nd edition of this book, it has been professionally edited, and all reviews that mention spelling mistakes and grammatical errors refer to the first edition



Truck Stop

by John Penney

“I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS BOOK! A GREAT MIX OF THRILLER AND SUPERNATURAL. NEVER A DULL MOMENT FROM BEGINNING TO END.”

“GREAT CHARACTERS, STORY AND SURPRISING ENDING.”

“ANYONE WHO LIKES FAST PACED SUSPENSE BOOKS WOULD LOVE THIS.”

High praise from Amazon reviews for award winning writer/director John Penney’s “Truck Stop.” The #1 Horror and #1 Ghost Horror novel on Amazon Kindle upon its debut.

On a lonely stretch of highway in the Utah mountains, Cedar Mountain Truck Stop awaits the unsuspecting traveler. Over the years, it has been the setting of unspeakable acts of horror that have gone undiscovered. It is the hunting ground for a serial killer who disposes the bodies in the junkyard behind the rambling, rundown complex. But the long dead victims are not going quietly– Their spirits haunt the dingy hallways, sleeping rooms, gift shop and repair garage, seeking out someone who can solve their horrific deaths. Seeking someone who is a sensitive that can hear their cries for vengeanceâ?¦

That someone turns out to be Roger Dalton, a young rock guitarist, traveling with his seven year old daughter, who stops one rainy night at the haunted compound. What begins as a routine stop on his trip to Salt Lake City turns into a horrific nightmare when his daughter suddenly goes missing.

As Roger and the handful of truck stop employees desperately search for his daughter, Roger is haunted by the long-dead mutilated victims, all trying to warn him of the serial killer who is in their midst. The tension ratchets higher when deteriorating weather isolates the truck stop and Roger makes a grisly discovery that causes the serial killer to go on a final, desperate killing spree.

In the end it all comes down to Roger, racing to find out where the serial killer has taken his daughter before the killer can get to him.



The Monster Man of Horror House

by Danny King

John Coal is the town oddball. Old, crotchety, pungent and solitary, he lives in a scary old house that is almost as rundown as he and sees out his days shuffling around the streets harvesting his neighbours’ skips for scrap.

The local kids take great delight in plaguing him morning, noon and night but they’ve chosen the wrong old coot to mess with because John Coal is no ordinary man. He knows where the bodies are buried. He’s been to the outer limits. He is a keeper of dark secrets. Murder, monsters, demons and bi-polar vampires: he has seen them all and lived to tell the tale.

Now, if he is to rid himself of his woes, he must dig into the deepest recesses of his past and use these terrible experiences to convince his tormentors he’s not just an old man to be messed with.

He is John Coal – the Monster Man of Horror House.

From the award-winning writer of ‘The Burglar Diaries’ and the critically acclaimed movie, ‘Wild Bill’.



Voices in the Field and Other Stories

by J. Allen Fielder

“Voices in the Field” is a collection of short stories by J. Allen Fielder. Titles include previously published and unpublished short stories, from the eponymous “Voices in the Field,” to the humorously creepy “Mom’s Eye View,” these stories were written to thrill, chill, and make the reader wonder “What the hell is wrong with this guy?” Other titles include “Liquid,” “Truck Stop Love,” and “Homemade Pie.” Stories range from horror, to mystery, to children’s . . . and various points in between.



Shifters

by Jaime Johnesee

A novella. Some FBI agents find hunting serial killers to be hard work, Sam Reece isn’t one of them. Hunting comes easy for her, then again she’s not like other agents.

Update: Has been edited to fix previous errors.



Into The Unknown (The first memoir of Anne Bailey, gifted healer and seer)

by S. J. Weiland

Set in the early 1900’s, nine-year-old Anne Bailey, brought up by an abusive alcoholic mother and frequently absent criminal father, nurtures in secret a gift of seeing ghosts and the future. After predicting her father’s death, her mother throws Anne out of the house on a freezing winter’s day. Forced out with nothing but the clothes on her back and her worn boots, Anne makes her way into the world. From small town Illinois to the streets of New York and a ride on an Orphan train, Anne learns to use her powers and her wits to survive.



Quiet Eyed Sister

by Thomas McSweeny

A young professional woman goes out to party with her friend, with unexpected consequences.



Concealed in the Darkness

by J.K. James

Some things are very real and need to be told.

The unseen things we feel watching us from the shadows in the corners of our eye.

Something unseen that hides and lurks within the very darkness of the shadows.

The quiet can become quite deafening in its haunting persistence.

Even in silence you can hear its faint whisper coming out of nowhere. A very distant and hushed sound that seems like it’s far away, yet very close. Very close.

Close enough to touch you…too close.

For as long as I can remember, I have always had a fear of the dark.

I never dreamed my fears would be real.

Learning at an early age that there are unseen things that exist which are able to reach into our world from within the shadows. He spends his short life trying to avoid and ignore them until they finally force themselves on him, making him question his own sanity until he is finally pulled into the darkness himself and learns the truth. 

Coming into possession of an artifact that he’d dreamt about years ago, things begin to really go sour as paranormal attacks begin to escalate in a variety of forms. A home life irreparably falling apart and forces him to flee from both an abusive home life and the ever increasing spectral attacks. He seeks refuge in a new start where his passion for a girl he secretly loves is crushed and mocked by the unknown. Devastated with no answers, he is drawn into the world of the occult which sinks him deeper into the shadows where he is finally confronted and discovers the secret of the dark shadows themselves.

They are called different things by different cultures.

But one thing that is the same throughout human history.

They are there.

They watch you now.



Gibberish

by E. R. Grant

A serial killer’s evening takes an unexpected turn . . .

short story 2842 words



Deadhead Miles

by Jason Davis

Highway terror as these pages are filled for horror on the road.

Table of Contents

Preserve the Company by Katie Jones

The Highway Man by Joseph Rubas

Voomps by James Cenn

The Sands by Martin Slag

The House in the Sky by Walter Conley

Black Mack by Michael Bracken

The Journey by D. Ceder

Whenever You Come by Sergio Palumbo

Happenstance Head’s West by Joseph A. Voegele

Roadside Assistance by Jason R. Davis

On Time Delivery by Jason R. Davis

Saying Goodbye by Willy Adkins

Night Owl by Joey Webb

Rest Area by Sean Oakly



The Dark Room (Short Story)

by Joshua L. Covarrubio

(Short Story) Suffering from night terrors Dan Gleason seeks the help of Dr. Johnson who tries to help Dan with his visions. But soon after an untimely death Dan starts to awaken in a dark room. Where he is forced to re-live his experience every night. Causing Dan to drift into a world of darkness where he’s not sure what is real.



Vampire Dawn (Vampire Trilogy Pt.1)

by Philip Henry

Children of the nightâ?¦beware!

In the darkness of an abandoned building in Portrush, well beyond the reach of the sun, two vampires have made their home. Claire and Xavier have risen from their underground slumber to feast upon all the new millennium has to offer.

But the twenty-first century is not all they had hoped for and there seems to be a shortage of vampiresâ?¦ but they can rectify that.

Christian Warke has been searching for almost twenty years for the creature that killed his wife and destroyed his life. Driven by vengeance and fuelled by whiskey, he will not rest until he drives a stake into the heart of the creature called Xavier.

Their paths are about to cross. During the next seven days mysteries will be solved, allies will be made, battles will be fought and blood will be spilled under the light of a new dawn.

Sometimes, death is just the beginning.



Symbiosis A Vampire and Human story

by Louise Atkins

A future society that has evolved for a century out of a post-epidemic world. A future society where vampires and humans are necessarily equal. Emily Gregory was born into this world, accepts it, trusts it. This is the way life is. But now, a killer moves through Emily’s world, needing to restore the balance between human and vampire. The hunter and the hunted. Life will never be the same again.



Survival: The Novel & Screenplay

by Nicola Lawson

Together in one package both the novelisation and screenplay for Survival.

A twisted ‘Gameshow’ where the contestants are eliminated via murder. An incredibly dark horror/comedy which is definitely not for the faint of heart or easily offended. An outrageous cast of characters seek to outlast each other and claim a multi-million dollar prize.

Uniquely presented to be filmed entirely as though it is a real reality television show, the screenplay comes complete with outrageous satirical commercials.

*Contains Adult content which some viewers/readers may find offensive.



The Legend of Augustine, The Road to Nowhere

by Jamie J Bryer

A group of friends put a seemingly harmless urban legend to the test, and unwittingly summon an ancient evil.

Lost, hungry and exhausted, they are subjected to a terrifying ordeal, a fight for survival that takes them to their limits.

Will they survive and find their way home, or fall prey to a merciless entity that always seems to be one step ahead of them?

This is the first book in the The Legend of Augustine series. The second is already in production, with a predicted early 2014 release.

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Vampire Twilight (Vampire Trilogy Pt. 2)

by Philip Henry

Beware, the gathering darknessâ?¦

For the last ten years Kaaliz has been imprisoned in a Top Secret government facility, buried deep in the English Pennines. His jailers have been conducting experiments on the vampire, testing his pain and regenerative abilities to their limits, looking for weaknesses to help humankind fight the vampire scourge.

Now, Kaaliz has a chance to escape. A chance not only to gain his freedom, but also to take bloody revenge on those who tortured him, and those who betrayed him. Kaaliz is coming home.

Xavier and Claire have been living a happy, ordinary life with their son. They thought the dark times were behind them. They are about to learn that the nightmare is far from over, and their son will be crucial in the days that lie ahead. The vampires will come for him.

The North Coast is about to be devastated once again as the vampires and humans make it their battleground. A small, disparate group will stand against the vampire threat, but this time there may be no stopping them.

When dawn fades, evil gathers its legions.



Vampire Equinox (Vampire Trilogy Pt. 3)

by Philip Henry

These are the final daysâ?¦

Thousands of years ago a prophecy was written. It told of a day when vampires and humans would fight their final battle. It said the humans would lose and vampires would become the dominant species on Earth. It said nothing could stop this from happening. They called it the Endtime.

Tom Ford is returning home to face his destiny. He is the one spoken of in various arcane texts as the chosen one. Humanity’s best hope to halt the vampire uprising. His mother has trained him for the fight that is to come, but there are forces at work she could not prepare him for.

Fate has drawn everyone back to the North Coast. The stakes have never been higher. An ancient secret may hold the key to mankind’s salvation. An ancient evil may be their undoing.

A small group of humans led by Agent Nicholl have been working to prevent the Endtime from ever coming to pass. In the days ahead she will marshal allies both old and new to fight for mankind’s survival. Together they will make their final stand.

In the darkness, they will fight for the light.



Freak

by Philip Henry

When the carnival came to Portstewart in the summer of 1973, it was to change the life of Marie Stanton forever. Still barely a child herself, she became pregnant. Ostracized by her family and friends, she vows to raise the child herself, but the boy is not normal. He has unnatural powers that make him a danger to others. Through his childhood and teenage years his powers increase with his rage and torment.

Nowadays his name is whispered in darkness, striking fear into those who would hurt the innocent.

Fear the nightâ?¦ for it belongs to him.



Mind’s Eye

by Philip Henry

It’s September, 1989, and a pupil of Hutchinson High School in Portstewart is found dead outside his home. The police and media speculate on whether it is suicide, natural causes, or murder. Actually, none of those explanations are true. The pupil was killed by something that has crawled from the sea; something with a terrifying and unnatural hunger, and his death is only the beginning.

As more die, three students come to learn the truth about what is killing their schoolmates. Fearing ridicule if they make their suspicions known, the three decide to hunt down the creature themselves. Only they possess the knowledge to save the other pupils. Only they know the creature’s secret, and only they know how to kill it.

Question everything you believe, because things are not as they appear.

Don’t believe what you see!



The Dead Room

by Philip Henry

When a newly married couple inherit a country mansion they think their dreams of opening a Bed & Breakfast are within their grasp, but the house holds a terrible secret – the dead are not at rest here.

A TV producer is interested in investigating the house, but it means coming back to her childhood home and stirring up a tragic past that she would rather forget.

The TV crew agrees to spend a week in the house, looking for evidence of paranormal activity.

What waits inside for them?

Who walks the corridors in the darkness of the night?

And who will dare to unlockâ?¦ THE DEAD ROOM?



Monsters Anonymous

by Theresa Derwin

Have you looked in the closet lately? Well beware, because some things are not meant to come out…

Monsters Anonymous, a support group that lets the monsters out from behind the closet door. A place where creatures from nightmare meet up, share their experiences, and talk about their addictions… Because addiction is what monsters suffer; whether it’s the vampire addicted to blood, the cannibal or were addicted to meat, or the mummy addicted to life essence – these monsters are misunderstood, and want to share their stories.

From the streets of Victorian London, the jungles of deepest Mexico, the ancient city of Thebes or the sex-shop backstreets of Birmingham, monsters get into all sorts of places… and all sorts of devices. Wild chases, raw meat, unorthodox sex toys and the Holy Grail, Monsters Anonymous will make you laugh, weep, and maybe even scream.

“A gruesome short story collection, with its severed tongue stuffed firmly in its lacerated cheek…” – Richard Ford, Author of Kultus.

“With a heady mix of humour and gore, Derwin gives us a clever and unique take on the horror genre. Witty, bloody and pulling no punches, Monsters Anonymous is a cracking collection.” – Dave Jeffery (Necropolis Rising, Beatrice Beecham Series)

“This is a fun and yet disturbing read that really does manage to freak you out in unusual ways. It is well worth a read.” – Tony Lane, Review at Tony’s Thoughts

About the Author

THERESA DERWIN has lived in Birmingham since birth, and her career has been pretty varied; from Warehouse Packer, then bar work, to being a crap waitress then swiftly into retail, Admin, Professional Student and dosser until finally entering the Civil Service in 1999. She left the Service in 2012 to pursue a career as a writer.

Theresa writes humorous fiction including SF, Urban Fantasy & Horror. She has eleven anthology acceptances behind her. She also writes a number of book reviews at her site www.terror-tree.co.uk

She has loved horror, fantasy and SF all her life, thanks to her father who raised her on 50s Sci-Fi Universal Monsters, tango and popcorn. Her love of the bizarre, (including her Dad) remains constant to this day. She also owes a great debt to Rog Peyton from the BSFG who introduced her to alternative fiction at the tender the age of 14.

You can follow Theresa on Twitter @BarbarellaFem, or find out more about her work at www.theresa-derwin.co.uk.



Bleeding

by Philip Henry

The North Coast is experiencing its worst winter for thirty years. In the middle of a raging snowstorm, a solitary figure appears at a farmhouse in a remote part of Aghadowey.

The elderly couple that live there let him in, but the man is freezing, incoherentâ?¦ and bleeding.

As they race against time trying to get his wounds treated before he dies, they learn of the events that led him to their door, and what is chasing him.

Tonight, they will come face to face with something they couldn’t imagine in their darkest dreams.



Mask of Mitwaba

by Ryan King

Shoplifting might be the typical pass time for many teens like Brook, but her best friend Megan is the one taking all the risks when they boost unclaimed luggage at BWI. Now the girls lift a piece from the Congo that lays its own claims.



Retrieval Service (13 for Thirteen)

by Larry Underwood

This is Part 8 of the 13 for Thirteen series – 13 short stories written and released by Larry Underwood during the year 2013.



Teeth

by Thomas McSweeny

A dentist does lunch with his ex. As the wine flows dark thoughts follow. But humility never forgets.



Dear Satan

by Thomm Quackenbush

Mr. Boyles comes to Veronica’s door, saying that her son wrote a letter to his employer and he is here to grant his Christmas wish. However, Veronica doesn’t think Billy is the type to write a letter to Santa and Boyles doesn’t seem to be an elf…



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