Free horror Kindle books for 23 Oct 18

Cindered Souls

by Jonathan C. Gillespie

A serial arsonist encounters a copycat with a deadly secret (“Consumed”). A terrible force stalks an isolated North Dakota widower (“The Encroacher”). Father and son battle for survival at the lonely apex of “The Eighteenth Floor” (an honorable mention for *Best Horror of the Year, Volume 1*). A thru-hiker on the Appalachian Trail finds himself watched by something in the forest canopy (“Trail Angel”). A mail carrier’s route changes for the worse in “Anypeople”. These five short fiction phantasms await the reader in CINDERED SOULS, author Jonathan C. Gillespie’s first-ever horror collection.

“The Encroacher” is still available in free audio, at the time of this publication, via a well-regarded podcast site (see jonathancg.net for more details), and “The Eighteenth Floor” was once published in print, but this book features all-new versions, revised for content–and even better quality.

CINDERED SOULS: Contents under pressure.



Chain Letter

by Willow Rose

They received a letter. They dismissed it as a prank, but as they soon will learn YOU NEVER … EVER IGNORE A CHAIN LETTER.
Chain Letter is a spine chilling horror-novella from International Best selling author Willow Rose.



The last night: A conversation with Death

by Dania Morse

Frustrated and alone, a woman goes to the beach to wait for Death to come and claim her.



Her Savior: A Dark Romance (Beauty and the Captor Book 2)

by Nicole Casey

He’s her master, her obsession, and her light in the dark.

Dark, intense, emotionally harrowing, and unlike anything you’ve seen beforeâ?¦ This is the story of Scar & Derek.

Derek
Danger. Darkness. Depravity.
That was all I knew.
Until her light became my salvation.
Scarlett is finally mine, and I’m never letting anyone take her away from me.
I need to find her a place.
A place for her to be safe. A place for her to start over.
When my past threatens to take her from me, revenge burns hot through me.
If he finds her, he’ll destroy her.
Unless I kill him first.

Scar
Desperate. Damaged. Disoriented.
There are creatures more terrifying than him crawling through the shadows of our lives.
When they come knocking, my captor may be my only savior.
I hope Derek will forgive me for what I’ve done.
I just can’t let those monsters ruin me.
Derek, wherever you are, please know that I will love you foreverâ?¦

WARNING: Dark, filthy, twisted, and hot as hell. This is a dark romance and is intended for mature audiences only. Contains scenes some may find disturbing.

**This is Part Two of the BEAUTY AND THE CAPTOR Trilogy. It does end on a light cliffhanger but I promise it is so worth it!
** The third part, Her Dom, will be released on May 17.

Reading Order:
Her Beast (Beauty and the Captor Book 1)
Her Savior (Beauty and the Captor book 2)
Her Dom (Beauty and the Captor book 3)



At the Mountains of Madness, The Call of Cthulhu and The Music of Erich Zann

by H. P. Lovecraft

This H. P. Lovecraft trilogy represents the best of Lovecraft’s writing. At the Mountains of Madness was initially rejected by Lovecraft’s publisher but is now considered a classic by horror fans. The disturbing, nightmarish story of a journey through Antarctica and a discovery of secrets hidden in a frozen mountain range has influenced writers and film-makers for decades. The Call of Cthulhu is a terrifying trilogy of horror stories that has influenced writers like William S. Burroughs, Ramsey Campbell, Thomas Ligotti and Stephen King. The Music of Erich Zann is a short story, one of Lovecraft’s finest.



The 37th Mandala

by Marc Laidlaw

The mandalas have always been among us, unseen and uncalled. Those few occult masters who have encountered them have known to leave them alone, for to these unholy forces we are mere playthings, insignificant tools to be used, fed uponâ??and eventually discarded.

When New Age charlatan Derek Crowe learns the secrets of the mandalas he sees only the opportunity for easy money. He ignores the warnings, alters the mystical texts to make the dreaded mandalas seem benevolent to a gullible public, then publishes his book and waits for the profits to roll in. But Crowe is all too successful. For he has inadvertently released upon the earth a horror that is beyond all understanding or controlâ??a horror both infinite and hungry.

Named Best Novel of 1996 by the International Horror Guild Award, and a finalist for the World Fantasy Award, this marks The 37th Mandala’s return to print after many years, and its first appearance as an ebook.

Reviews:

“Genuinely creepy. This book has enough to keep the reader checking the corners.” – Stephen King

“Marc Laidlaw is writing the kind of horror fiction that made me fall in love with the field in the first place. While he can be gruesome when he needs to be, his real power is in the largeness of his vision. The 37th Mandala is a masterpiece of the kind of visionary horror we’ve hardly seen since Lovecraft died.” – Ramsey Campbell

“This one will eat your brain.” John Shirley

“Attempts to achieve a genuine sense of awe are rare in contemporary horror. Describing the unspeakable is a daunting task, but Laidlaw rises to it, creating a manifestation of the unearthly that is both accessible and impenetrably alien. A superior tale of human beings in thrall to occult forces.” – Publishers Weekly

“To all rational men, there are horrific thoughtsâ??and their particular horror is what underlies and sustains such distinctively modern novels as The 37th Mandala. â?¦ The strength of The 37th Mandala … lies in its painstaking attempt to scrutinize and analyze the psychological malaise which lies at the heart of the so-called New Age. â?¦ A thoroughly modern horror novel.” – Brian Stableford, Necrofile

“Laidlaw lays out a work â?¦ nearly as compelling as Lovecraft’s. â?¦ Stick-fast storytelling and brilliant discursive detail about occultism. Deserves high marks indeedâ??and those mandalas cry out for celluloid computerization.” – Kirkus Reviews

“Marc Laidlaw writes with originality and brilliant finesse from a classic, back-to-the-roots-of-horror base that doesn’t stint on up-to-the-minute visceral intensity and sardonic wit. The 37th Mandala is a visionary, wicked tale of New Age spirituality and sheer evil. â?¦ Laidlaw immediately draws the reader into the fantastic with powerful writing and believable characterization.” – Paula Guran, Dark Echo Horror

“Laidlaw presents the reader with surreal visions of our reality intersecting with a hellish alternative. It’s Lovecraftian in the best sense of the word, suggestive of vast yawning chasms that lie beneath our every step, intuiting the hopeless terror that hides behind our mundane actions. Unlike Lovecraft, however, Laidlaw puts a fair amount of effort in his characterizations. By making his characters come to life, he is able to breathe more life into his hellish visions. This leads to some particularly effective ‘dual-reality’ scenes that will linger in the reader’s mind long after the novel is finished.” – The Agony Column



Sins of the Father: MANTEQUERO BOOK 3 (The Mantequero Series)

by Jenny Twist

Rupert is having very strange and disturbing dreams about his dead father. In his dreams his father is a dark, shadowy figure who preys on people while they sleep. But in his waking life Rupert knows nothing about him. His mother refuses to talk about it. Then he meets Samantha and together they decide to find out what happened and track his father down.



To Seere a Body

by �sruþr Cyneaþsson

�sruþr Cyneaþsson presents a philosophical novel concerned with the nature of consciousness and Being.

Peter Wilson is desperately searching for the truth.

Questions as to the nature of consciousness and the realities of astral travel torment him. Driven by the pursuit for the truth, Peter commences a research project centred around sleep deprivation that has the potential to provide answers to his questions – answers that pose even more questions.

As sleep becomes a distant dream, the lines between reality and hallucination blur and Peter has no idea what is real or not. When Peter’s research is brought under military control, he finds himself venturing further beyond what he ever dreamt to be possible as the boundaries of reality are stretched to the point of breaking in a series of eldritch events.



FUNHOUSE OF HORRORS

by Jazan Wild

Trick or Treat! Either way it’s 320 pages of sheer scary goodness!

“Love a good ghost story? So do I… or at least I did until my life became one. My name is Stone and this is my story. Let me take you on a trip back to when I had only one voice in my head, MY OWN!”

And with just those few words the doors to the Funhouse Of Horrors opened to the world.

Young Jacob, while on a family picnic, stumbles upon an old abandoned house in the woods just a week before Halloween. The wretched dwelling is being prepared to be used as a one-night only Haunted House! A strange worker, known only as Ole Scratch, sees Jacob ‘Jake’ Stone and gives him a book with two tickets inside that change his life â?? or what’s left of it after the ghosts are done with him! And the ghosts are NEVER done with Jake.

As he grows, so does the terror. Deciding that the ghouls and goblins are never going to take a hint, and leave him to rest in peace, Jake Stone decides to become a ghost writer. It would seem that the living impaired have a lot to say. Yet legend has it, that all who read Stone’s tales of woe, begin to see the dead everywhere they go!

Enter if you dare… into the Funhouse of Horrors!

“CARNIVAL COMICS” and “FUNHOUSE OF HORRORS” are Registered Trademarks.



Girl Clown Hatchet Box Set: Books 1-4

by Mav Skye

Heart stopping, heart warming, and guaranteed to give you the shivers.
Welcome to your nightmares…

Book One: Girl Clown Hatchet
Chloe and Joey are childhood friends struggling to make sense of the world around them which resembles more circus than reality. Chloe is haunted by Mr. Jinglesâ?? a clown that only she can see. Mr. Jingles stalks Chloe, but he’s never actually hurt her.
This summer is different.
Joey knows this. He tries to cheer Chloe up with his handsome smile and stupid jokes, but when the clown starts leaving mysterious red balloons, Joey can’t deny the clown’s existence any longer. As Mr. Jingles becomes more violent, Chloe and Joey are forced to look at hard truths they’d rather not face and at a clown that appears to be rooted in reality and the supernatural.

Book Two: Chasing Clowns
Officer Chloe Sevenstars was only a teen when she faced the horror known as Mr. Jinglesâ??the clown with the hatchet. The grisly events of that nightmarish summer left Chloe so shattered that her aunt opted to have the teen’s memory wiped clean. It’s been twenty years, Chloe is a street cop and a happily married woman with two children. When her husband announces he has bought a restaurant in Spindler, Washington to pursue his dreams, Chloe’s repressed memories of that terrifying summer return. Young women turn up dead. Masked monsters haunt the town.
The clown with the hatchet is back, and this time he’s determined to finish what he started twenty years ago. Chloe reunites with old friends to face the darkness descending over Spindler once again. The Clown Apocalypse approachesâ?¦

Book Three: Clown Apocalypse
A big top tent has rolled into Spindler. Can you see the clown skull on top? It laughs. It laughs as clowns pour out of those pearly white tent flaps. There’s clowns on skateboards, bicycles, and unicycles. Juggling clowns. Clowns blowing bubbles. Clowns in pink pedal cars. Clowns are everywhere. Of course they are, it’s the Clown Apocalypse!
But there’s more than just clowns. The Night Devils are in town and law enforcement is at the ready. Furthermore, Chloe isn’t what she appears to be. The twins get kicked out of town. Shayla is kidnapped by clowns. And Joey comes back for a kiss you won’t forget. Get ready for a topsy turvy, inside out suspenseful ride. Guaranteed to knock your socks offâ??all the way off!

Book Four: Joey’s Story
In this heart throbbing tale, we follow Joey Parker in real time as he dons a fedora and, in classic detective â??40s style, attempts to track down Shayla, the girl kidnapped by clowns. Meanwhile, Chloe reads Joey’s old journal, catching up on the twenty years between them. She also dreams curious visions of a man in a long black coat and fedora in his desperate attempts to redeem himself and right the wrongs of the past. Will Joey find Shayla and make his way back into Chloe’s heart?

If you love King and Koontz as much as the author does, you’ll love this series too!



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