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Kindle Freebies – 3/25/12

25 Mar

Sorry I haven’t posted any freebies the last couple of days, but I don’t always have time to create these blog posts as it takes a bit of time to get all the links and such together.  This should cover everything that I personally thought looked like good freebies over the course of the weekend however.  As always, click the cover art and/or book title to get to the book.  Also, prices can change at any time, I have no control over that.  

HIGHLIGHTS:  

Since I have previously read both of the following books for review in the past, I’m posting them here at the top as highlights with my personal review of the books.  Both of these are amazing reads, so don’t miss out on them while they are free!

Love crime?  Love noir?  Love bizarro?  Love comedy?  If you said yes to any of these questions, then Squid Pulp Blues is for you!  The book is made up of three novellas and has been described as squishy-noir, and contains all of the genres I just listed.

The first novella, The Haberdasher, is about bad drugs, missing feet, and other weird things that Red Henry Hooper is up against after obtaining parole.  The Longheads is the second novella and has probably one of the most interesting, yet disturbing characters I’ve come across in a bizarro title to date… Peachy, a diaper-wearing gangster.  I’ll leave it to your imagination about exactly WHY Peachy wears a diaper, as it’s best to find out for yourself.  Peachy is actually not the main focus of this story, however.  The story centers on a group of veterans called the Longheads who are tracking down other characters who end up having a run-in with Peachy.  The final novella in this collection is titled The Apocalypse Donkey.  This was my favorite of the three stories, though they are all extremely good.  The Apocalypse Donkey is about Simon, the artist of a popular comic book, who is on his way to an autograph session when someone hands him a package.  Unfortunately, it’s a case of mistaken identity and the package isn’t really for him.  Once this is discovered by the other party, the chase is on!

All three novellas in Squid Pulp Blues are loosely connected, making for an even more interesting read.  Characterization is one of the strongest points of Squid Pulp Blues, as is the case for all of Krall’s books.  Each story contains several characters and each and every one of them has special attributes/features that are unique to them.  I keep thinking that Krall will run out of ideas for new and interesting characters, but he hasn’t disappointed yet.    Randomly gross, most often hilarious, and almost always full of squid references, this is one of Jordan Krall’s finest works.  I would recommend this to anyone as there is something in it for everyone.  Highly recommended!

Contains:  Adult Language, Adult Situations

Review also posted at MonsterLibrarian.

YOU.  Yes, “you”… are a poor soul in the hospital on your last legs.  And as it is, you’ve “given birth” to one of the most horrible “people” ever possible…

MORBID.  Born from “your” rectum, Morbid dispatches many other patients in the hospital in extremely horrendous and painful ways.  However, the main suspect of these murders isn’t Morbid, but instead…

WESTPHAL.  Living with his ghost step-dad, Sammy, and his pet aborted fetus, Chip, Westphal works as a night shift nurse, getting stuck with all of the worst patients.  All those that no one else wants to fool with.  Just to get through the day, Westphal has to dope himself up with the strongest narcotics possible and that doesn’t always help make things easier.

These three characters, as well as a host of other interesting “people” make up Steven Rage’s You Morbid Westphal. Both the characters and story format are unique- Rage has created a one-of-a-kind voice with this novella, which has enough story to fill a full-length book.  A large chunk of the story follows Westphal day-to-day as he suffers through many horrendous tasks at work, in his dreams, and even just trying to obtain more drugs along the way.

As soon as I read the final chapters of this book I was ready to re-read it.  I ended up waiting a few months before doing just that, but after a second read, I would be more than happy to do so yet again… and again… and again…  You Morbid Westphal is one of those novellas that never get tiresome, as you pick up something different with each read through.  You Morbid Westphal is not for the faint of heart, as it is full of numerous crude scenes that Rage describes in graphic detail.  For many seasoned horror/bizarro readers, this will be a plus, but for those that can’t handle things over the top, beware!  Highly recommended!

Contains:  Adult language, Adult Situations, Sex, Rape, Violence, Gore, Heavy Drug Use

Review also posted at MonsterLibrarian.

HORROR & THRILLERS

A janitor, a former junkie, a cab driver, a waitress, a high school senior. Strangers in life, they each receive a blue card in the mail. Now they are connected in death by blue cards found on their bodies. The enigmatic letters on the cards mean something to the killer, something Homicide Detective Jayson Weis has to decipher before he can rid the city of this madman. Confronted with the bodies of the present, haunted by the bodies of the past, Weis knows there will be more bodies in his future unless he can stop the Card Killer. When the few witnesses can’t agree about the killer, not even the race and sex, Weis begins to dread the possibility of a second killer. His relationship with long time girlfriend Lois Fremont is deteriorating. The pressure from City Hall mounts. His own uncertainty about his future dulls the edge of his investigation. Help comes from an unexpected direction, a paraplegic teenager who has also received one of the cards.

A personal loss throws medium Tess Schafer’s beliefs into question and severs her communications with “the other side”. Unable to move on with her life, she takes a healing vacation to a haunted resort on the coast of Maine. Her arrival triggers a spike in paranormal activity and the return of her spiritual connection.

As the spirits of two young lovers reach out to her, Tess soon finds herself in the middle of much more than a tragic love story. Why are they afraid and why are they warning her away? Personal doubts, skeptics, a growing sense of menace and a distracting attraction to another guest will not stop her from uncovering the resort’s secrets.

This omnibus contains the novels WHERE DARKNESS DWELLS and THE NIGHTMARE WITHIN. A monster of a volume, this single ebook is over 195k words (or 700+ pages if in print).

WHERE DARKNESS DWELLS
Summer, 1934. Two boys, searching for a local legend, stumble upon the Underground, a network of uncharted caverns. Time holds no sway there; people no longer age and their wounds heal as if by magic. By morning, one boy is murdered, while the other never returns.
Below a town ravaged by the Great Depression, an immortal society thrives, built on the backs of slavery and pervasive immorality.

THE NIGHTMARE WITHIN
Maury can pull dreams into the waking world, giving them corporeal form. From a boy named Kevin, he removes a nightmare dubbed Mr. Freakshow. Mr. Freakshow knows the rules: a dream becomes immortal by killing its dreamer. When the nightmare escapes his confinement, he has but one goal.

Will Kevin survive his nightmare?

OTHER HORROR & THRILLERS

Crack in the Glass by Jonathan Carter

Dead Man #1: Face of Evil by Lee Goldberg & William Rabkin

The Fall by Reverend Steven Rage

Medi-Evil 2 by Paul Finch

The Empty Heart: A Collection by Derek Murphy

Merciless Pack by R. Thomas Brown

Flashes From the Grave by Lisa McCourt Hollar

Eyes of the Seer by Peter Dawes

Falling Awake by Charles J. Harwood

McGrave by Lee Goldberg

Covert Reich by A.K. Alexander

Rotten Apple: Seven Sins, One Deadly City by Simon Dunn

The Innocent by Vincent Zandri

Hunt, Hunted. Murder, Murdered. by Michael McBride

Dead But Not Buried by Iain North

Mayhem: A Collection of Stories by R. Thomas Brown

Brujas Behind Bars by David Bain

Dirty Eden by J.A. Redmerski

The Grid by Amy Cross

Welcome to Demos by Jonathan Lister

Monster Story by McCarty Griffin

EROTIC HORROR

Final Cut by Jonathan Carter

Nocturnal Cravings 2 by Various Authors

TWISTED FAIRY TALES

Horrors! While out on a lovely boating jaunt with her sister Lorina and Charles Dodgson (otherwise known as Lewis Carroll), poor Alice finds herself caught up in the tentacles of madness. Inspired by the brilliant and haunting Dreamlands works of the pre-eminent author of horror-fantasy, H.P. Lovecraft, CTHULHU IN WONDERLAND: The Madness of Alice hurls the reader down the Zoog Hole and into Wonderland to experience the sanity-leeching terror of Cthulhu, Shoggoths, the Jabberwock, the demoniac Duchess, the tyrannical Queen in Crimson and the King in Yellow himself. Filled with macabre, sophisticated and antediluvian humor, CTHULHU IN WONDERLAND is certain to leave a permanent aethereal scar upon the reader’s already frail and faltering psyche.

From the author of THE NECRONOMICON ~ THE CTHULHU REVELATIONS and the editor of THE COMPLETE ALICE IN WONDERLAND.

(Disclaimer: Publisher not responsible for death, dread metamorphosis, transmogrification, loss of sanity, permanent neural damage or horrific titillation. If you experience a trans-dimensional journey lasting longer than 4 hours, cease all bodily activity and go the emergency room immediately. Read at your own risk. Ingredients: Earth-Shattering Revelation 43.6%, Apocalyptic Waking Nightmare 33.1%, Things Man Was Not Meant to Know 23.3%. May contain trace amounts of morbid amusement and partially hydrogenated peanut oil.)

OTHER TWISTED FAIRY TALES

Blackstone & Brenwen: The Mirror & The Meretrix by Andrew D. Mellusco

Snowy & the Seven Wharves by Patricia Green

Royal Historian of Oz by S.D. Brown

PARANORMAL ROMANCE/EROTICA

Meet Vivian. She’s a 580-year-old vampire who exudes sex, has a talent for drama, and is passionate about two things: her human husband, Rafe, and their resort for the undead. Her ability to project physical illusions has created the perfect vacation spot — a dark, isolated Alaskan hideaway where visitors can have their wildest fantasies come true.

Vivian knows the best performance requires perfect timing, but the powerful vamp is put to the test when she discovers a corpse in a locked guestroom minutes before the next arrivals. Always cool-headed, Rafe hides the body, convinced he and Vivian can find the culprit without disturbing their guests.

Juggling the increasingly outrageous demands of their customers while tracking a killer isn’t easy. Will their poking and prodding give them the answers they need, or will it uncover secrets Vivian would kill to protect?

Warning: This book contains very explicit sex scenes, intended for mature readers over 18 only.

OTHER PARANORMAL ROMANCE/EROTICA

Just One Taste by C.J. Ellisson

Another Sip by C.J. Ellisson

Echo in the Dark by Marc J. Riley

Something Wicked This Way Comes, Part One by Amileigh D’Lecoire

Love Immortal by Kelly Wallace

PARANORMAL YA

Seattle’s demons are scared and wreaking havoc in the rainy city. They’ve burned their way through the Seattle underground, threatened to topple the Space Needle, and sent a twenty foot statue rampaging downtown.

It’s up to Nathaniel Grimlock, the teenage Demonkeeper, to control them, but when he discovers what’s stirring them up—a legendary monster known as the Demoneater—he finds that he’s in over his head yet again!

MORE PARANORMAL YA

Dead, Sweet Angel by Susan MacQuoid

Changes by Patricia Reed

Marty Boggs & The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb by M.T. Acquaire

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Kindle Freebies 3/21/12

21 Mar

Since FaceBook doesn’t seem to like the way I am posting the freebies on my wall there, I figured it’d be best to just post the links here, though it’s MUCH faster to do it the other way since I have to grab the pictures and stuff to post them all here, but whatever.  I’ve gotta help feed the book addiction of my peeps.  🙂

So, without further ado… here are my top picks of today’s freebies.  As always, the price can change at any time and I have no control over that.  Click cover images to get to each book.

What would you do if, while taking a late night shortcut through the woods, the trees started whispering your name? Would you convince yourself the voices were only your imagination or would you run?

What would you do if your child told you they saw faces in the walls? Would you believe them or put it down to a case of a child’s night terrors?

What would you do if strange termite mounds started to appear in your greenhouse? Would you call the exterminator or wonder if something unnatural was responsible for the weird constructions?

From horror and paranormal author, Marissa Farrar, comes a collection of haunting, horrifying and surprising short stories.

Content Advisory: This collection totals seven short stories, with a word count of approximately 24K. Bonus content of the first three chapters of Marissa Farrar’s latest novel, ‘The Dark Road’, have also been included for your enjoyment.

THE REAL: The award-winning Amazon.com supernatural thriller, #1 “Ghosts” bestseller and 2011 overall top 100 Amazon ebook bestseller!

A SEQUENCE OF SEEMINGLY UNRELATED STRANGE AND TRAGIC EVENTS TRANSFORMS THE ORDINARY LIFE OF JEREMY SPIRES INTO ONE FILLED WITH ADVENTURE, INTRIGUE, AND PERIL.

Who wouldn’t want to become cognizant of secret realms?
When seven hippies burned to death 39 years ago in a tragic fire, a ghost story was spawned. The legend, passed down by students at the local University, centers on Claire Wales, a.k.a. the Hippie Queen. Graduate student Jeremy Spires thinks nothing of the tale until he stops on a deserted road to help a stranded motorist, Grady, who retells the ghost story as if it and the Hippie Queen are real. Despite Grady’s warnings to stay away, Jeremy and his devoted girlfriend, Jinni Malone, plan a camping trip to the very place – Reefers Woods – where the hippies died. After a near-death experience, an ultra-vivid dream and bizarre visions of children roaming about, Jeremy wonders if there could be some extraordinary power manifested in Reefers Woods. Can Jeremy, in his role as a cynical scientist, dare to believe in the supernatural? Can he discern what is real and what is not?

Do you know what it is to burn?
No? Neither did Jeremy, at least not before a girl, a beautiful stranger, kissed him unexpectedly in a bar. In the days that followed, and despite his love for Jinni, Jeremy cannot turn his thoughts away from the provocative encounter. When Jeremy gives in to his forbidden desires and seeks out the mysterious Monika, he is thrust into a shadowy subculture of sex, drugs and rock-and-roll, of which he had been completely unaware. It is Monika who asks the question, and subsequently reveals what it is to burn.

I can’t believe she’s dead!
The intrigue and suspense intensifies after a ritualistic murder at the University draws the attention of the nation. After learning that the victim is someone very close to Jeremy and after finding evidence linking him to the crime scene, the police focus on Jeremy as a suspect, forcing him to search for the real killer and to try and make sense of the many unforeseen twists and turns his life takes.

What is THE REAL?
THE REAL may be described as a murder-mystery, an action-adventure and a supernatural thriller, deftly folded into one. The observant among you might see the novel through an allegorical lens or even as an extended fable. Regardless, this book can be experienced on several levels. It is up to you, the reader, to decide how deeply you wish to delve.

A collection of 5 short ghost/horror stories.

The Haunted Carousel- From chasing the urban legends of Corona to visiting Mr. Pitchord’s creepy house, the seniors from Corona High, 1985 get more than they bargain for when they run across an old carousel on the deceased owner’s property. Amidst a wicked storm, Donovan and his friends find that the ghost of Pitchford is the least of their worries.

Petrified- Surlee’s, Big Sur California, is the place to go to get unusual petrified statuettes. For Ramona and Tom, the beautiful agony depicted on the expressions of the carvings became an all too real horror when they realized Surlee’s secret for success.

Music Box- Sometimes, true love really does last forever.

I Am Ellis Moore- He doesn’t remember the past and he doesn’t understand the future. Ellis only lives for the present, avoiding the hateful witch Zhena who resides in his basement. On October 31st, he’s reminded why he creeps through the hidden corridors of Moore Manor when his father pays him an unexpected visit.

Chameleon- A day in the life of Thaddeus Grey, a man compelled to blend into his surroundings. Literally.

 

Faith’s torn affection between the two angelic brothers, Kort and Seth, is once again tested, and then put aside as an unexpected threat looms. Satan and all of his followers are scrambling to tempt, touch, and invade humanity again; thus, weakening God’s rule and unlocking the chains of…The Irin.

Kort, who is to be of truth and honor, wants to keep Faith in the dark about the ex-archangel hit squad with powers that supersede those of the two angelic brothers in love with her. Seth wants to tell her everything; including the fact that the leader of The Irin, Samyaza, is not only cruel, but takes the virtue of human women to give his angelic powers a boost. And if he can take the virtue of ‘the chosen one,’ he will gain power over all of mankind as well. Well…no more piddly-ass-little-girl crap, Faith’s tired of being the damsel-in-distress, and she’s not about to be any longer. God bestows Faith with some unique weapons against The Irin—useful blessings, for not only does sexuality ooze off Samyaza like rays of light bursting off the sun, his features would buckle any human girl’s knees.

Can she resist Samyaza’s charms? If so…can she escape his cruelness? Because, he will have her ‘power’ one way or another.

Moonlight City lies on the border between this world and the next, so it’s only natural that there should be some extra-ordinary citizens in town. But when that supernatural element turns nasty, it’s time to call in the Moonlight Monsters Detective Agency.

In this action-packed Christmas adventure, half-demon detective Tina Peterson finds herself facing off against a coven of Krampi – chaotic winter demons – who are masquerading as store Santas at Shopping Malls all over Moonlight City. But can she save the city from total bedlam without enlisting the help of smooth-talking British vampire Sam Parker? Even though she has an outstanding warrant for his arrest?

Hells Bells! can be read as a stand alone story or in order as part of the series.

And lastly, as I just couldn’t resist this title/cover (*giggles*)… 

Another short paranormal sex story by Lucy Pire.

Managing to buy her first house at 20 thanks to the money she makes as a well known medium, her first day moving in doesn’t go exactly as she plans.

Erica soon finds out there’s a ghost in her house, not that she really minds. And this one seems to be quite helpful, in more ways then one…

Descriptive, and guaranteed to turn you on.

 

Other books being re-offered for free today:

Dark Horse by J. Carson Black

The Desert Waits by J. Carson Black

Ultimate Thriller Boxset by Lee Goldberg, Scott Nicholson, J.A. Konrath, J. Carson Black, and Blake Crouch

Brother’s Keeper by Glen R. Kirsch

Knock, Knock by S.P. Miskowski

Freeze by Daniel Pyle

Attic Clowns Vol. 4 by Jeremy Shipp

As always, these are just a sampling of free books available today.  I’m sure there are many other goodies out there, but these were the ones that looked most appealing to me.  Enjoy!  🙂