Kindle Freebies – 3/22/12

22 Mar

Changing the layout of these posts. Will try to group by genre, though some cross-over more than one genre. Also, I’m only going to post descriptions of a few in each genre based on either covers I like or books that just really sound outstanding to me. 🙂


HORROR FREEBIES

Thomas Wright awakens to discover that his family has vanished. None of their possessions are missing. The clothes that they slept in are still in their beds. All too soon it becomes apparent that nearly everyone in town has disappeared, that only he and a few select others remain

Then the sky starts to rain blood.

A small band of survivors is on the run during the zombie apocalypse. Led by a mysterious man with an arsenal of deadly military weapons, they must work together to stay alive. In a desperate attempt to locate other survivors, they find sanctuary in a lone farmhouse, only to discover the surrounding woods hold more dangers than just bloodthirsty undead. Featuring Sasquatch, roving rotters, and even more surprises, Last Stand in a Dead Land, is an explosion of cross genre action that will leave you wanting more.

On the day her father is buried, Cinderella’s stepmother forces her to wait upon her ugly stepsisters as they prepare for a frivolous ball. Poor Cinderella is literally worked to death by her in-laws, and left to die alone in the cinders. But thanks to an infection from a mysterious old woman, Cinderella is granted a chance for revenge. Soon, it will be midnight, and everyone will be washing floors—with blood.

Print Length: 42 pages, or 11,700 words.

Former jailbird Jim Clayton never was much good at controlling his anger, nor minding his own business. So when he winds up in the tiny mountain town of Billings, Georgia, and witnesses a man attacking a teenage girl named Darlene, he can’t help but step in. Unfortunately for Jim, the man is the local Police Chief. And in Billings, the police don’t bother with jail for people who assault officers – no, outsiders such as Jim are taken up into the mountains and hunted like wild animals. Only this time, the hunters aren’t prepared for a tough ex-con whose will to survive is equal to their bloodlust. Nor a stranger with a most unusual possession – a human soul. A soul he’s desperate to sell; a curse he’s desperate to be free from. When Darlene buys the soul, unwittingly transferring the curse onto herself, Jim once again steps in to save her, discovering he must face the demons of his past to do so, while fighting to stay alive against the band of savage hunters.

In the WALLS OF THE DEAD, a plan is underfoot, a house is not a house like any other, and whispers from the Walls of the Dead are waiting to be unleashed.

A novelette of the supernatural.

Linda Broderick witnessed her parents’ murder when she was six years old. She knew it had something to do with house. Taken away by her aunt, she began to use her psychic powers to read minds to further her quest for revenge. Fifty-four years later she felt ready finally, powerful and knowledgeable enough, to face her greatest fears. She would return to her hometown and use what she knew to defeat the house that lived, the walls that talked, and the evil that had stolen away her parents one long ago November night.

OTHER HORROR

Hunger: An Erotic Horror Collection – Brenda Edge

Blood Lust – J.E. Gurley

Necrophobia #1 – Jack Hamlyn

2012 AD: Mayan Apocalypse – Various Authors

The Cerberus Protocal – Joseph Nassise & Jon F. Merz

The Death Walkers – Catherine Swan

Out of Hiding – Anthony Servante

Tight Little Stitches in a Dead Man’s BACk – Joe R. Lansdale

The Steel Valentine – Joe R. Lansdale

Bullets and Fire – Joe R. Lansdale

Incident On and Off a Mountain Road – Joe R. Lansdale
MYSTERIES/THRILLERS

Killville is a fiery hot town with murder at its heart, and Matt Sichman is drawn to it like a sadistic moth. Matt is damaged and greedy, with a haunted past to keep him company- like the mysterious SHE, the woman he left for ‘dead’ in New York City.

In Killville, a crazily hot town where people keep dying in ‘accidental shootings’, Matt Sichman finds a place where he can finally score enough cash to make up for all the bad things he’s done, to make a fresh start. But his past and the memory of HER won’t leave him alone. He’s soon offered the perfect score, but with the cops on his tail and HER still haunting him, events begin to spiral out of control and the bodies start to pile up.

This is a dark noir tale that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

The killer in the night.
He waited in the shadows, a dark and deadly presence. He was no novice at this terrible trade–he had struck before and he would strike again. And with each new killing he became less human…and more vicious.
He stood patiently, a wire garrote in his strong hands, ready to claim yet another victim. Soon he would have one more to add to his growing list unless they could stop him. But how could they when they didn’t know who he was? What he was? To a terrified city he was known only as the Wireman.

Set in the 1970s, two brothers return from the Vietnam war with blood on their hands. Learning to kill the enemy wasn’t something that would go away when they returned home to Houston, Texas. Could one of them be the serial killer, Wireman? Could the other stop him?

Loosely based on true crimes which occurred in Houston, Texas in 1978-80.

The View from Here focuses on the beauties and hardships of marriage; the betrayals and promises made between husbands and wives; and the grief of one woman haunted by secrets.

Nicole Baxter has always tried to control every element of her life, but that control is slipping away. She has issues. Abandonment issues. Marital issues. Conception issues. And she thinks her house in the hills is haunted. It doesn’t help that her husband Truman spleunks and climbs, making her worry more with each adventure he takes. As the two grow apart, Nicole makes decisions that may ultimately shatter her fragile marriage.

Her life changes on the afternoon she receives a phone call from the harbor. During a scuba dive, Truman disappears. No one — not hisdiving instructor, not the Coast Guard — can find him. Is he still alive? Or is grief making her believe the impossible?

OTHER MYSTERIES/THRILLERS

Blood Harvest – Michael Weinberger

Moonlight Rises – Vincent Zandri

Fairyborn – Thomas Joynson

Blood Crimes – Dave Zeltserman
PARANORMAL YA

We have walked in the furry feet of a hobbit, flown through the air on broomsticks with wizards, and fallen in love with vegetarian vampires. What series will have readers holding their breath next? Deepwaters, an underwater tale of mermaids and forbidden love set against the modern backdrop of climate change.

Deep within the waters of Earth lives a mysterious species of mermaids, the Lemoso. Recent human environmental disasters have threatened the Lemoso’s way of life and forced their prince, Raymos Seabolt, to take a stand. Boundaries are tested and rules are broken as Raymos fosters his forbidden romance with a human, Julia Cork. Can their love transcend their differences in time to save the waters that they both hold so dear—the Great Lakes?

Halloween is a little different in the country, and this is Kyte Webber’s first Trunk-or-Treat Carnival. It has everything from a Jupiter Jump to a goblin dunking tank to a haunted corn maze. Problems arise when a few ‘unexpected’ guests crash the party.

A.J. Cosmo describes the monsters that lurk in your neighborhood! Discover 26 fantastic and whimsical creations in this fully illustrated trip through the alphabet.

OTHER PARANORMAL YA

The Antidote – C.S. Dorsey

Doppelganger – N.R. Wick

The Fast and the FAERIEous – M. A. Golla

Fairy Metal Thunder – JL Bryan

 

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