Free horror Kindle books for 16 Dec 17

Zombie Wild West: Death Walks In

by Eric Baker

“Is this the end? The apocalypse?”

The dead are coming back to life, and there’s going to be a showdown in the sleepy town of Dire.

Sheriff Eli Roberts has had more hardship in his life than one man should ever have. Now he’s started over: a new town, a new life, and as of this morning, new problems. A stranger has walked into town and fallen dead in the middle of the main street. Once again the wild west has earned its name.

As if zombies in town weren’t enough, the Sheriff also has to deal with an ornery Doctor, a saloon girl, and a corrupt Mayor. To make it even worse, they’ll have to work together if they want to make it through the night.



Squeeze: A Flash Fiction Story

by Joshua Scribner

A flash fiction horror story.



Carmilla

by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

The haunting tale of a young woman being seduced by a female vampire, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu’s Carmilla still manages to enthrall its readers almost two centuries later. Predating the more uneven Dracula by some 26 years, Carmilla (1871) is the first and perhaps greatest of vampire stories.



The Scarab’s Power (The Savage and the Sorcerer Book 2)

by Craig Halloran

Seeking vengeance, a ruthless king wants the heads of a savage and a scoundrel…

Finster the Magus is obsessed with recovering the rings of power that Moth the Mute swallowed. The rings give the barbarian unpredictable power that Finster must contain for himself. At odds with the barbarian and battling sobriety, the wine-soaked wizard struggles to control with his own newfound abilities imbued within the mystic scarab that takes a deeper toll on his body. His mania takes on a perilous trek into the frozen hills overrun by undead flesh eating savages controlled by a power craving witch doctor named Ravenlock.

Meanwhile, Finster and Moth’s ties with the Scarlet Citadel are far from over when Ingrid is discovered dead, by her betrothed, King Rolem the Grand. It seems that Finister’s intervention not only interrupted Ingrid’s neurotic schemes but Rolem’s world conquering ambitions as well. With information fed to Rolem by the Red Citadel’s only survivor, Gregory the Guile, Rolem vows revenge. Sworn to kill the transgressor’s and recover the artifacts, the king’s elite soldiers and a powerful sorcerer pursue the unusual duo.

Can Moth and Finster work together or will they destroy each other first? One way or the other, the fate of the Realm is in their hands!



The King in Yellow

by Robert W. Chambers

The King in Yellow is a book of short stories by American writer Robert W. Chambers, first published by F. Tennyson Neely in 1895.
The book is named after a play with the same title which recurs as a motif through some of the stories. The first half of the book features highly esteemed weird stories, and the book has been described by critics such as E. F. Bleiler, S. T. Joshi and T. E. D. Klein as a classic in the field of the supernatural. There are ten stories, the first four of which (“The Repairer of Reputations”, “The Mask”, “In the Court of the Dragon”, and “The Yellow Sign”) mention The King in Yellow, a forbidden play which induces despair or madness in those who read it. “The Yellow Sign” inspired a film of the same name released in 2001.

Robert William Chambers (1865 – 1933) was an American artist and fiction writer, best known for his book of short stories entitled The King in Yellow, published in 1895.



putting the pieces together (Unsloved stuff of the past Book 1)

by els LArson

Hansen and his friends are solving some an mystery, That pledge for years.



Collected Works: Volume II

by Edgar Allan Poe

Collected Works of American author Edgar Allan Poe include many poems, short stories, and one novel. His fiction spans multiple genres, including horror fiction, adventure, science fiction, and detective fiction, a genre he is credited with inventing.

These works are generally considered part of the Dark romanticism movement, a literary reaction to Transcendentalism. Poe’s writing reflects his literary theories: he disagreed with didacticism and allegory. Meaning in literature, he said in his criticism, should be an undercurrent just beneath the surface; works whose meanings are too obvious cease to be art. Poe pursued originality in his works, and disliked proverbs. He often included elements of popular pseudosciences such as phrenology and physiognomy. His most recurring themes deal with questions of death, including its physical signs, the effects of decomposition, concerns of premature burial, the reanimation of the dead, and mourning. Though known as a masterly practitioner of Gothic fiction, Poe did not invent the genre; he was following a long-standing popular tradition.

Poe’s literary career began in 1827 with the release of 50 copies of Tamerlane and Other Poems credited only to “a Bostonian”, a collection of early poems that received virtually no attention. In December 1829, Poe released Al Aaraaf, Tamerlane, and Minor Poems in Baltimore before delving into short stories for the first time with “Metzengerstein” in 1832. His most successful and most widely read prose during his lifetime was “The Gold-Bug”, which earned him a $100 prize, the most money he received for a single work. One of his most important works, “The Murders in the Rue Morgue”, was published in 1841 and is today considered the first modern detective story. Poe called it a “tale of ratiocination”. Poe became a household name with the publication of “The Raven” in 1845, though it was not a financial success. The publishing industry at the time was a difficult career choice and much of Poe’s work was written using themes specifically catered for mass market tastes.



Kage Majitsu 2

by Brian Barr

In this sequel to Kage Majitsu, the Jigoku No Kage ninja clan is freed from Hell, only to be enslaved by a Taoist magician who forces them to hunt Japan’s best occultists for the Chinese government.



Kage Majitsu

by Brian Barr

In Kage Majitsu, magicians of various traditions unite to stop a threat in their native country, Japan.



Bad Apple

by Kristi Petersen Schoonover

Bad Apple is a dark, surreal ride that proves not all things in an orchard are safe to pick.

“It is harsh, hard and unrelenting in its style and tone. The characters are real and that reality is stark, bitter, and at the same time maddeningly beautiful.” ~ Sci Fi Saturday Night

After an unfortunate incident on a Maine apple orchard, precocious teen Scree is left with a father she’s not sure is hers, a never-ending list of chores and her flaky brother’s baby, who she is expected to raise.

In a noble move to save the child from an existence like her own, Scree flees to a glitzy resort teeming with young men just ripe for the picking. But even as life with baby becomes all she’d dreamed, Dali-esque visions begin to leach through the gold paintâ?¦

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If you love deeply twisted psychological horror thrillers, like The Shining and young adult psychological thrillers TV shows like Stranger Things,, you’re sure to love Bad Apple by New England horror and paranormal fiction author Kristi Petersen Schoonover.

“If you are in the mood for an atmospheric, character driven tale that will leave you shaken at the end, I would suggest you put “Bad Apple” at the top of your to be read pile.” ~ Literary Mayhem

“Descriptions are vivid and tense, reeling the reader into her character’s ever more twisted world.” ~ Zinta Aistars

Bad Apple is a supernatural horror tale that is sure to haunt you long after the last page is turned.




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