Sometimes, life is stranger than fiction. Unfortunately, life doesn’t discriminate as to what type of fiction we’re talking about. If you’re the type who tends to lie awake for too long after a few chapters of the latest Stephen King novel or a particularly gruesome Netflix selection, then we’re afraid the winks may be hard to come by tonight after this sampling of the insane yarns that real life can spin.
The trouble Penny had with the dolls is now over but she is still worried about the coins.
Where could they be? Does the old man have them? What other evil tricks has he got up his sleeve?
She is also worried about the curse on the village and knows that the coins were mentioned in it.
She also thinks that a mirror and a key are linked to it and maybe if she can find them she will be able to lift the curse, get rid of the old man, and save Buckleigh.
But will she find them?
Ghosts, vampires, demons, serial killers, and other deadly denizens of the dark haunt this collection of chilling short stories by horror master Harvey Click.
•An unhappy and unloved boy summons a substitute mother—with sharp teeth.
•Two teenage boys learn it’s better to leave a spooky abandoned house alone.
•Can ghosts kill? Denise is about to find out the hard way.
•When her creative writing teacher offers to teach Kathy how to write a horror story, she finds herself trapped inside one.
•A man discovers he may be a killer, though he can’t remember the murders.
•A man with a terrible past, a wizard from the dark side of the moon, and a pitchfork perform a dark drama of murder and madness.
•A time traveler attempts to bring his dead fiancée back to life.
•Many people wish to be ageless, but what happens when an immortal woman begins to lose her mind?
•An artist literally draws a dead woman out of her grave.
•An elderly woman seeks to recover her forgotten past, but some things are better left forgotten.
•A petty swindler tries to buy good luck but ends up with the sort of luck nobody would want.
Vampire, Blake Auckley develops a wild and rebellious nature that puts him and all humans who are unlucky enough to make his acquaintance in danger. Abandoned by his maker, Melina, the night he was created, Blake is used to being on his own, but when she suddenly reappears in his life, it changes his world yet again.
Though forgiving and forgetting the past is hard, Blake and Melina attempt to put their differences aside and repair their relationship. However, with dark secrets and old wounds marking their souls, Blake’s enemies not far behind, and so many obstacles still ahead they must fight to survive the danger, as well as each other.
The Belladonna is a scandalous flower, filled with vanity and lust. No matter what happens, it keeps unborn blossoms nearby, never once allowing them to bloom out of fear they would look somewhere else.
Drevis had fallen in love. His obsession burns through layers of sin, if only to claim her passion once more. He would do anything to protect her from the cruelties of reality and keep her by his side, even if it means destroying everything around her.
The first in a darkly, disturbing occult horror trilogy. With over 700 reviews across amazon, this is very dark subject matter and not for the faint of heart. Sleep with the lights on!
Ruby is the most violently disturbed patient ever admitted to Drummersgate Asylum, high on the bleak moors of northern England. With no improvement after two years, Dr. Jack McGowan finally decides to take a risk and hypnotises her. With terrifying consequences.
A horrific dark force is now unleashed on the entire medical team, as each in turn attempts to unlock Ruby’s shocking and sinister past. Who is this girl? And how did she manage to survive such unimaginable evil? Set in a desolate ex-mining village, where secrets are tightly kept and intruders hounded out, their questions soon lead to a haunted mill, the heart of darkness…and The Father of Lies.
Fans of Susan Hill’s “The Woman in Black” and Alejandro Amenábar’s “The Others” will be eager to read this contemporary ghost story. Written in the tradition of classic English ghost tales, “Winterbay Abbey” is an unsettling Gothic thriller.
Will Larson has one last chance to save his stagnant career as an architect: design a grand restoration for a long-abandoned abbey. Looming above the breathtaking, windswept coast of Maine, Winterbay Abbey offers a picturesque spot for a charming hotel. But the locals harbor a peculiar distaste for the ruined Gothic convent.
After witnessing a drowning within sight of the abbey, Will wonders why the police seem disinterested in the case. He begins looking deeper into the incident, gradually uncovering chilling secrets behind the old nunnery’s walls. Will’s wife, Emily, becomes convinced the drowning is a ghostly replay of a forgotten death. But their investigation into the abbey’s frightening history soon becomes a tragic struggle to escape Winterbay’s dark curse.
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A 1st grader murders his parents. A tech executive guns down a room full of employees. War erupts on the Korean Peninsula.
What do these unholy acts have in common? A revelation from Satan himself that contradicts everything the Bible teaches.
Unfairly cast out of Heaven, Satan is no longer content ruling Hell and flooding the world with sin. He prepares to reclaim his rightful home by using God’s finest work, mankind, to deliver a series of warnings.
Possessing some of God’s most precious creations, Satan orchestrates a series of atrocities to prove he is the real savior. As the renown of his victims increases, a final showdown with Jesus Christ is all that stands in the way of his own revelation.
They are the Agents of Shadow, a secret organization dedicated to accumulating vast wealth and power through their knowledge and use of the dark arts, and they have infiltrated every fabric of society, equipped with the means to influence and control the masses. Interested in self-gain, they prey on the weak for their own amusement. At the coming of a Dark Year, these agents of evil are given the opportunity to amass enough power to bend humanity to their will and rule over all.
Megan Panco, a young assistant manager, has started anew in Lancaster, PA after the untimely death of her mother. Strong in her faith and madly in love with the perfect man, she remains content with her simple life. Little does she know that within her lies the key to the Agents’ plans. Though innocent and unsuspecting, Megan must find a way to prevent the completion of the Dark Year by eluding their sinister clutches. If she fails, there will be no stopping them from bringing eternal darkness to the world.
Sarah would do anything for the tiny newborn orphan creature she found. The only problem is what to feed him when it turns out he has a taste for flesh.
“The Foundling” is a short, gruesome little tale, approximately 3700 words. It’s a perfect short read for your Halloween night, or any time you want to go to bed wondering what that strange, scratching sound is coming from the window.
The Bolton family is struggling through hard times. Searching for hope, they except an offer from a family member to move into a late relative’s house. The agreement seems simple, they can live there for free but must renovate the old decrepit house. Their new home is everything they had hoped for, but unfortunately the current residents have more in store. As the dream turns to nightmare, the family is plagued by several misfortune circumstances. As the sinister events intensify, the family finds itself caught in a battle with evil. As they struggle to survive, their presence in the house feeds the demons that lay within. Their only hope is to trust in a departed family member who fights to help keep them alive.
Described as fast paced with page turning excitement! Looking for a good scare? This book will leave you investigating every sound in the house.
It is 1914. Dr Joseph Aymon returns to his youthful haunts in Transylvania where he accompanied the famous vampire-killer, Professor Van Helting, on his vampire hunts. Joseph is out to prove the existence of vampires; he can’t wait to come face-to-face with the Undead. His other aim is to discover what happened to Bella, his one and only love, who disappeared years ago. What will he find? Redemption? His lost love? Or plain, unadulterated horror?
Award-winning author Claudette Melanson offers eleven new and original stories to make your skin crawl at any time of the year. This horror anthology also includes an original short by Amazon International Best-Selling Author, Lynn Lamb, titled Bring Me Flesh and Bring Me Wine. A special bonus story is also included by Melanson, Mislead, previously published only on the Halloweenpalooza blog. Grab a cup of cocoa and make sure the windows and doors are locked tight as you settle in by the fire to enjoy these tales of terror, but be warned…locks have never been succeeded at keeping Santa from gaining entry. If you enjoy a slice of horror with your holiday cheer, this collection of Christmas horror shorts will satisfy all your dark cravings during the holidays…and beyond.
Terror One: Who is Santa really? Does something sinister lurk beneath the red suit and apple-cheeked visage? More importantly, what does Santa want for Christmas?
Terror Two: It is said that every wish bears a cost…even a wish of good intent. What do Detective Talbot and his son, Mallory, stand to lose when the pair seek to right a wrong on Christmas Eve?
Terror Three:: Christmas can be a time for great joy…but also for heart-wrenching regret. Can the magic of Christmas Eve turn back the clock before time runs out for Morana and her family?
Terror Four: Snow falls white and clean, seeming to purify the small town of Moon, Pennsylvania, but the woods behind Vaughn’s home have taken on a sinister cast. The snow keeps falling in record-breaking depths, but does evil lay hidden beneath its seemingly-innocent luster?
Terror Five: As his elves scurry to fill the toy orders for the busy season, unknown terror creeps toward the workshop intent on releasing an evil meant to cancel Santa’s yearly deliveries forever.
Terror Six: A well-meaning elf casts a spell which could inadvertently reveal the dark truth about Santa’s workshop and its inhabitants. The world’s children may end up paying a terrifying price, proving that the path of good intention oftentimes does indeed lead to hell.
Terror Seven: A scary twist on a classic Christmas poem
Terror Eight: Santa’s sleigh plummets to the ground, tearing all hope of a merry Christmas to bits and pieces. Will the elves be able to employ enough magic to stitch together some sort of solution? Or will their efforts only deliver greater horror and loss?
Terror Nine: Trinette is preparing to celebrate her first Christmas in love. Her boyfriend says he found the perfect gift for her but beneath the shiny red paper and ribbon lies a secret he’s kept hidden during all the months of their courtship…
Terror Ten : The world’s population explosion means business is booming at Santa’s workshop, with the need to expand making a difficult excavation below the permafrost necessary. But the elves should use caution lest they dig up an evil best left buried.
Terror Eleven: A special holiday treat for Maura DeLuca fans! Riptide ended on a happy note, but how did Maura’s extended family celebrate Christmas? Could it be that the holiday didn’t quite play out the way the vampires planned?
Terror Twelve: It’s a dangerous time to call oneself a non-believer. Those who scoff at Santa’s existence are melting all over the world. But could the benevolent head elf turn out to be the murderer?
Vampires, ghosts, demons, elves, werewolves, serial killers and a rampaging Krampus are just a few of the monsters creeping amongst the pages of The 12 Terrors of Christmas. Are you brave enough to venture inside to experience the flip side of the typical Hallmark-themed Christmas?
Life ain’t easy for a regular guy in this town.
Just ask Vic Brahm, workaday investigator in a city of monsters. Vic’s new client? A three-thousand-year-old Egyptian who suspects his wife is messing around with a manwolf. Vic’s neighbor? A beautiful dame being stalked by some thing with claws. Vic’s partner Shelley? Murdered, with no suspects or leads. And the vampire syndicate? Breathing down Vic’s neck because who knows why.
Zombies. Voodoo priests. Inbred cannibal hillbillies from The Village. It’s all in a night’s work for Vic Brahm, P.I.
Welcome To San Monstruo…Where Raymond Chandler meets Boris Karloff.
Early Release Pricing of only 99 cents! Father Paladina has been tasked with investigating demonic activity in the town of Everett, Washington. Things quickly spiral out of his control, though, and he is left with one terrible question: what is my faith worth?
Cris Lopez’s hopes of reuniting with his wife ended with a freak accident that robbed him of even the chance to say goodbye. When a tabloid newspaper prints an article about an uncanny post box that supposedly transports letters to dead relatives, can he find the closure he seeks without invoking uncontained malevolence into the world of the living?
You stand before a series of dark portals, each of which will take you to a reality worse than the next.
Step into the shoes of a modern day technician, who discovers a strange hatch in a rarely-used and secluded toilet.
Cower with a teenager who’s all grown up, as a strange new neighbour moves in next to him, bringing along strange barrels of vinegar and mannerisms.
Join a woman and her boyfriend as they run an ultra-marathon, only to discover that something has been pursuing them.
Wake up to find yourself on an island city as overpopulated as it is futuristic, where a waitress clings on to her traditions even as everything is grasping to take it away.
Or enter a world rife with ancient artifacts and deadly creatures, where a young man must risk all to save his father.
Many more worlds await, and once you enter the abyssal gate, there is no turning back.
In a collection of eight short stories and eight flash fictions amounting to 120,000 words, there’s always a little something for everyone beyond the threshold.
Now optioned for film, from prize-winning author Michael J. Totten
Welcome to a world turned to ashes.
Annie Starling is missing her memory of the last eight weeks—the most devastating in history. It started in Russia and went global in a matter of days, the most virulent virus the world has ever known. It’s stripping its victims of every last thing that makes them human. And that’s just the beginning. The other survivors are no less dangerous than the infected.
She meets Lane, who stops at nothing to assert power and control over everybody who’s left; Kyle, who dreams of building a new world upon the ruins of the old; Hughes, who lost the ability to feel after burying his family; and Parker, who threatens to tear himself and his companions apart.
And when her memories finally return, Annie discovers a terrifying secret that could change everything—but she can’t tell a soul what it is.
Praise for Resurrection
“For fans of World War Z and The Walking Dead, Michael J. Totten’s Resurrection is the novel you’ve been waiting for.” – Scott William Carter, author of Ghost Detective
“In the tradition of The Walking Dead, Michael J. Totten delivers a must-read with Resurrection. Action packed with a wicked twist, this is one book I couldn’t put down.” —Annie Reed, author of The Patient Z Files
“Resurrection dragged me in from the first page, with fast-paced, suspense-filled action and multi-layered and totally believable characters. Painting a vivid and gritty picture of a post-apocalyptic Northwest, Totten puts us into the minds and emotional struggles of a group of mismatched survivors forced to band together for protection even when they’re on the verge or ripping each other apart. He also wrote one of the scariest passages I’ve read in any horror or suspense story…so be warned if you’re afraid of the dark, or water, or both.” – JC Andrijeski, author of Rook