Free horror Kindle books for 27 Aug 16

Sker House

Dale and Lucy are two students with a fascination in the supernatural. One weekend, they travel to Sker House, South Wales, a private residence with a macabre history which has recently been converted into a seaside inn. They plan to write an article for their university magazine about a supposed haunting, but when they arrive, they meet a landlord who seems to have a lot to hide. Soon, it becomes apparent that all is not well at Sker House. An air of oppression hangs over it, while misery, tragedy and ill-fortune are commonplace. Gradually, it becomes clear that the true depth of the mystery goes far beyond a mere historical haunting. This is a place where bad things happen, and evil lurks.

Little by little Dale and Lucy fall under Sker’s dark spell, and as they begin to unravel the mysteries of the past, they realize that nothing stays buried forever.

Welcome to Sker House, a place where past and present collide.

“Sker House is a good, old fashioned ghost story that you’ll enjoy from beginning to end.”

– The Horror Cabin



Drelliks

by Bruce Bradley

DRELLIKS is a story of horror and Magick. When Dani Sorle’s car breaks down along the rugged Mendocino coast, she and her six-year-old daughter, Megan, are forced to walk. They soon find themselves running for their lives as something unseen follows them along the darkened road. What Dani doesn’t know is that people along that stretch of the California coast have begun to disappear in violent and horrifying ways…

Napa Valley private detective Samuel Bass is hired to go to Mendocino to look for two missing children. What he finds there could change life as we know it!



War in Heaven

by Charles Williams

Williams gives a contemporary setting to the traditional story of the Search for the Holy Grail. Examining the distinction between magic and religion, War in Heaven is an eerily disturbing book, one that graphically portrays a metaphysical journey through the shadowy crevices of the human mind.

Of the three Inkling fantasy writers Charles Williams is the least known and appreciated. Yet, his series of supernatural fantasy novels are every bit as interesting and original as the books by C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien.



A Bad Place

by Tony Urban

What would you do if you found a murdered girl in the forest? For 12-year-old Phil, the answer is easy – tell your two best friends. When the trio of boys venture into the woods to see if Phil really saw what he thinks he saw, they had no way of knowing they’d be hiking headfirst into a nightmare.

A modern spin on a Grimm-Brother’s styled fairy tale, A Bad Place is a horrific coming of age story about living, and dying, for your friends.



Occupy Faerie

by Marilyn Peake

SUMMARY

Dark urban fantasy short story. From the world of faerie, Ella Byrne thrives on chaos and destruction. Seducing a wealthy Senator while infiltrating a major protest movement, Ella finds her bliss within the human world.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Marilyn Peake is the author of both adult and children’s literature. Her publications have received excellent reviews. Marilyn’s one of the contributing authors in BOOK: THE SEQUEL, published by The Perseus Books Group, with one of her entries included in serialization at THE DAILY BEAST. In addition, Marilyn has served as Editor of a number of anthologies. Her short stories have been published in seven anthologies and on the literary blog, GLASS CASES.

AWARDS: Silver Award, two Honorable Mentions and eight Finalist placements in the ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Awards, two Winner and two Finalist placements in the EPPIE Awards, and Winner of the Dream Realm Awards.

Book Cover Art by Phatpuppy Art



Jeff’s Coat

by Taylor Morrison

A short horror story of a couple named Melinda and Jeff. They argue over the house being a mess but Jeff surprises Melinda after work.



The Body Stealer

by Quincy Simpson

A man faces the end of his life, but then a childhood buddy lets him know that the end might just be just a fun ball game with childhood friends.

Bonus story: Baptism for the Dead – Was that really her dead mother that she saw in the congregation of that weird television preacher?



The Angel and the King of Cruel (Nayenezgani Book 1)

by W.T. Shad

Out of the Lilac City comes a powerful narrative to rival the finest fiction written today. A cult classic Horror/Mystery. A crime novel of notoriously violent proportions. Sensational, dark and disturbing, this poetic, raw study of the human condition promises to emerge as a literary monument. Enter at your own risk.

A mad poker player’s apocalyptic love will be the death or salvation of a beautiful young siren. The fate of the city itself stands on a razor’s edge as the depth of his insanity is revealed.

“Bursting with poetic prose, enticing mystery, and brilliantly articulated violence, this powerhouse of romance and horror grips the reader with a literary dichotomy never experienced in fiction.”

Set in the urban decay of the severely corrupt “Lilac City,” a mad poker player named Slo’ struggles to escape poverty and make it to the ocean, where the roots of his forgotten past seem to be foundedâ??along with the memory of a lost love.

Slo”s delicate hold on sanity is compromised as he falls in love with a beautiful young siren, Stevie, who is confronted with Slo”s brilliant and malevolently exploitive split personality, Syles. Stevie is faced with the impossible position of loving “Slo’,” a personality who regards her as ultimate beauty, and fearing the same man as “Syles,” who holds insidious designs on her future so terrifying they approach true horror.

As the depth of Slo”s insanity is revealed, the fate of the Lilac City itself is ruled by the final outcome of this epic triangle of love, lust, and hate.

Author W.T. Shad has redefined violence in literature with a powerfully poetic narrative. The reader is held close by the most beautiful passages of romance in modern fiction, and simultaneously thrilled and terrified by the fruits of a mystery never before seen on the written page.



Hearers of the Constant Hum

by William Pauley III

Bill Krang records insect conversations onto cassette tapes and labels them THE CONSTANT HUM. Others cannot hear insects in the same way, so he has dedicated his life to discovering how to share their message with others.

Ashok burn right hand of men. To Neptune, rebirth in blue fire.

Years pass and now Krang notices the peculiar phrase graffitied on the sides of buildings and written on mysterious tiles half-buried in asphalt. What does it mean? Are the insects trying to warn him? Is it a threat? Are there other hearers of the constant hum? Where are they?

In his search for answers, he manages to dismantle all he ever thought he knew about everything.

Can you hear it?



Countdown (A Mark Lee Thriller): Mystery and Suspense

by S. C. King

Mark Lee is a rare creature indeed. Quite possibly, he’s the luckiest man in the world. But is it possible to have too much luck? Mark is a millionaire who made his fortune through sheer providence. He has several mansions, a pop star girlfriend, and more money than he can possibly spend. He’s arrogant, daring and sailing through life like a kite on a string. His latest stunt is a lawsuit against one of the largest banks in the world, the multi-national Hussein Bank, run by Rauf Hussein. With Mark’s luck, he’s sure to win, but is winning everything?

Mark Lee has simply pushed too many buttons and garnered the attention of some really powerful people who are willing to put his luck to the ultimate test. Rauf Hussein and his global network of billionaires decide to make a wager, against the indomitable luck of Lee.

It’s an underground blood sport, a game of life and death where billionaires from all over the world can bet on the chances of Mark Lee surviving to see another day. He’s already world-renowned for his extraordinary luck and cavalier attitude towards life, so Mark Lee quickly becomes the ideal candidate for an assassination experiment with a billion dollar jackpot.

They’ve stripped away his reputation, his freedom, his loved ones, everything. Now, they want to hunt him down and kill him. Surely, Mark Lee should crack under the pressure of a nationwide manhunt and a secret network of pissed-off billionaires out to see him squirm. Yet, somehow he manages to keep fighting back. As the bets come raking in, Mark gets closer to finding out exactly who is responsible for his recent troubles with fate. Lee better hope his luck doesn’t run out in this gritty tale of fortune, fame and revenge.



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