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Easter Kindle Freebies

8 Apr

Happy Easter everyone!  What a better way to spend your Easter than reading a good book, eh?  I know that I’ll be doing so when not at the family dinner later.  What will you be reading today?  Here’s my book read for today:

(Note:  This is not a freebie today)

Like a naughty Easter version of The Nightmare Before Christmas mixed with Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. . .

Don’t let her habit of constantly wearing bunny ears fool you. Charlee hates Easter. And she has good reason to. So, on the day before her 18th birthday, she wasn’t expecting to meet the Easter Bunny, a person-sized gummi egg, and a large toad. But that’s what happens when she and two other teenagers are transported to Easter Land. Charlee ponders the teenage girl made out of gummi with huge boobs, and the teenage boy in a wheelchair with an overdeveloped upper body.

A black-clad princess informs them that they must compete to decide which of the three creatures will be the future egg deliverer. But a mysterious man tied to a dark holiday known as SinEaster is also aware of the teens’ arrival.

Some say that in the days of prophesy, SinEaster will destroy Easter. Will Easter go on as usual, or will it be cancelled this year?

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For those of you looking for a new book today, here are some freebies that I snagged up.  I’ll highlight a couple at the top that will be my top reads of the bunch, but several of these look really good!  🙂

(Note:  This is not the cover used for the Kindle edition)

The few souls still left in the dying mining town call it Milestone, but a better name might be Purgatory, for it is nothing less than a prison for those who have done wrong. They are the damned, condemned to murder other sinners for a chance to escape, though escape never comes.

For the patrons of Eddie’s bar, who live in the shadows of their own tragic pasts, tonight will be different.

Tonight, there will come one shot at redemption for those brave enough to take it.

Featuring an incredible cast of characters united by desperation, this the novella that inspired the critically acclaimed novel CURRENCY OF SOULS.

“It was when Joe come back from the dead our troubles begun, I reckon. Things was none too cheery ’fore then, of course, what with us thinking him drownded, Tom and me, but… well, it’d’ve been better all round if he’d just stayed dead. Them was the fun times, I’ll allow, when I think what come later…”

Two boys hide in a graveyard at midnight so that when devils come to claim the soul of a man buried the previous day they can fling a dead cat at them, curing one of the boys of his warts. Such, strange to recall, was the incident that set in train the central narrative of Mark Twain’s classic novels of childhood in the West of the 1840s, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

“The odd superstitions touched upon were all prevalent among children and slaves,” explained Twain in his preface to Tom Sawyer. But what if all those superstitions were true?

Huck takes the principal characters of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn and sets their lives in motion once more – this time in an enchanted Missouri where being barked at by a stray dog or serenaded by a whippoorwill really is a sure sign that you will die, where hairballs from ox stomachs are powerful amulets that foretell the future, where touching a snakeskin or looking at the moon over your left shoulder will bring down bad luck, and where every wind that stirs the trees and mist that clouds the Mississippi is thick with the voices of ghosts.

A nighttime trip down the river ends in disaster for Huck and Tom when their raft overturns and their best friend, Joe Harper, is swept away to certain death. Stranded on Jackson’s Island, a series of mishaps enforces their stay until they learn the terrible truth: that Lady Miz, the spirit of the river, feels cheated and has sent Joe back to fetch his friends – any way he can.

But as if a ghostly Joe Harper wasn’t enough to contend with, another Joe is back in town – Injun Joe. If this bloodthirsty bandit discovers that Huck and Tom know his secrets a vengeful Mississippi could become the least of their worries.

Many a twist, turn and torment must be overcome before Huck and Tom confront their demonic antagonists and fight to save their lives – and their souls.

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Not enough you say?  Well, here’s a bunch more:

The Slab by Jefrey J. Mariotte

Forever Darkness 1: Forever Undead by Jacob M. Drake

Forever Darkness 2: Darkness in the Light by Jacob M. Drake

Forever Darkness 3: Forever the Dark Grave by Jacob M. Drake

Dark Angel: Fallen by Jacob M. Drake

By Hook or By Crook ed. by Ed Gorman & Martin Greenburg

Tasteless by Jennifer Olson Farrar

South Severe by Brian D. Lee

Soul Hunter by Tina Hand

Things That Go Bump In The Night by Students of The Write Place

Four Jokers & a Queen by James Hockings

Zombie Christmas by Devin Coldwell

Zombie Easter by Devin Coldwell

Nocturne by Saul Tanpepper

Diary of a Teenage Serial Killer by Jem Fox

Jezri’s Nightmares Vol. 2: Tales of Terror by Lisa McCourt Hollar

The Pineville Heist by Lee Chambers

Power of Three by Paisley Grey

Six-Pack of Blood by Betty Davis & Barbara Watkins

The Nightmare Within by Glen R. Kirsch

The Last Guardian by Joan Hazel

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Just A Quick Freebies Post

7 Apr

Sorry for the lack of pretty pictures in this update, but I wanted to get SOMETHING posted since I haven’t had a chance to share anything with you all the last few days.  Here are some of the top freebie horror books I’ve snagged up over the past couple of days.   I’m sure there are more than the ones I’ve listed below, but I wanted to get this posted while I had  a chance.  Enjoy!  🙂

 

Bloody Mary by Sean Patrick Traver

Jezebel by Gordon A. Kessler

Showdown at Midnight by Various Authors

Devil’s Dozen: 13 Tales of the Strange and Obscure by Dan Meadows

Shades of Green by Ian Woodhead

Spores by Ian Woodhead

Suburban Horrors by Tim Kizer

Strange Circumstances by Various Authors

Sweet Burden by K.L. Ogden

The Haunted by Michaelbrent Collings

Dead Things by Matt Darst

Red Band by Jay Franklin

Horror House Detective by Michael Gold

Forgotten Crown: The Father by James Miller

Vivisepulture by Various Authors

Unfruitful Works and Other Personal Horrors by Jordan Krall

Beyond the Valley of the Apocalypse Donkeys by Jordan Krall

The South Will Rise Again by Jeffrey Kosh

DOOMBUNNY: A Tale of Easter Terror by Benjamin Knox

Anthology of Ichor: A Devil in the Details by Various Authors

Anthology of Ichor II:  Hearts of Darkness by Various Authors

The Space Between by Alexandra Sokoloff

The Headhunter by Saul Tan Pepper

Campfire Chillers by Dave Jeffery

Bad Juju by Randy Chandler

Dead of Night by Nick Steckel

Ladykiller by Chelsea Hoffman

Nasty Little F!#*ers by David McAfee

The Toil and Trouble Trilogy, Book One by V.J. Chambers

The Zombies of Hobbiton: A Martian Love Story by Edward W. Robertson

Samhane by Daniel I. Russell

Servants of Darkness by Mark Edward Hall

Kindle Freebies – 3/22/12 – Part 2

22 Mar

I typically won’t be doing a double posting every day of freebies, and some days I may not get around to posting at all, but I just stumbled upon several more free horror books that I know some of my followers will enjoy (especially you zombie fans out there).  So… without further ado, I bring you some extra horror picks!

A husband hell-bent on revenge hunts a Wereshark…A Russian mail order bride with a fishy secret…Crabs with a collective consciousness…A vampire who transforms into a Candiru…Zombie piranha…Bait that will have you crawling out of your skin and more. Drawing on horror, humor with a helping of dark fantasy and a touch of deviance, these 19 contemporary stories pay homage to the monsters that lurk in the murky waters of our imaginations. If you thought it was safe to go back in the water…Think Again!

An unspeakable evil is stalking the territory. Civil War veteran and bounty hunter Tyler Cabe, who is tracking a merciless murderer, must find a way to battle something beyond the imagination of living man.

One Hundred and Fifty Million Zombies. Sixty Million Dogs. All of them hungry for warm human flesh. The dead have risen, killing anyone they find. The living know what’s caused it-a vicious contagion. But too late to stop it. For now, what remains of society are busy shutting down nuclear reactors and securing chemical plants to prevent runaway reactions in both. There’s little time for anything else. Failed comic book artist Rick Nuttman and his family have joined thousands of other desperate people in trying to find a haven from the madness.

Zombie Zoology an Unnatural History: Severed Press has assembled a truly original anthology of never before published stories of living dead beasts. Inside you will find tales of prehistoric creatures rising from the Bog, a survivalist taking on a troop of rotting baboons, a NASA experiment going Ape, A hunter going a Moose too far and many more undead creatures from Hell. The crawling, buzzing, flying abominations of mother nature have risen and they are hungry.

 

And some other ones:

Help! Wanted: Tales of On-the-Job Terror by Various Authors

Alien Aberrations by Various Authors

White Flag of the Dead by Joseph Talluto

The Collector of Names by Miha Mazzini 

Stiletto Dolls by C.L. Black

PSI Blue by Robert W. Walker

Demonmachy: Demonic Apocalypse by Brant Danay

Some Weekend Kindle Freebies

12 Feb

Just wanted to do another quick posts of some Kindle freebies that popped up this weekend.  I’m assuming that must of these will cease being free after today, but I could be wrong so grab ’em while you can.  🙂

Note:  Clicking the images will take you to the books.


BAD STACKS is the complete text of three story collections covering suspense, psychological mystery, and paranormal tales. A total of 29 stories originally published in professional magazines and anthologies such as Writers of the Future, The Third Alternative, Cemetery Dance, Crimewave, and more. The box set of 118,000 words also includes a bonus essay.

Scott Nicholson is the international bestselling author of 15 novels, six screenplays, four children’s books, and four comic book series, as well as 80 short stories. His novels include LIQUID FEAR, CHRONIC FEAR, THE HARVEST, AS I DIE LYING, THE RED CHURCH, DISINTEGRATION, and more. Send your questions to his Amazon Author Central page by clicking on his name below the book title at the top of the page, or visit him at http://www.hauntedcomputer.com.

Guest contributors include Shane Jiraiya Cummings, Tim Lebbon, William Meikle, and John Everson.

Look for the other Kindle box sets in the series, ODD STACKS and BAD STACKS, to complete your Nicholson story collection!

A collection of horror stories, featuring vampires, zombies, monsters, serial killers, and other creepy creatures of the night. Edited by introduced by bestselling author Scott Nicholson (The Red Church, Speed Dating with the Dead, Liquid Fear).

Stories by Joseph Nassise, Simon Wood, Maria Alexander, Nate Kenyon, Kealan Patrick Burke, Lisa Morton, Jeremy C. Shipp, and Joe McKinney.

(Note: Many of you know that I love me some Lisa Morton novels, so be sure to check this freebie story of hers out!!!)

Some Body’s At The Door is a collection of 14 tales to chill the soul and to haunt the mind.

Duncan Kennedy thinks he is alone in his hotel room. But who is knocking at the door?

A woman wants to win… at any cost.

A little girl refuses to grow up, and a little boy isn’t allowed to.

Paul Colenrook believes a monster lurks in the plughole. Maybe he’s right.

He probably is.

Deep within the Manistee National Forest, in the weeks leading up to Halloween, the secluded logging village of Walkerville, Michigan is thrust into a nightmare as locals start disappearing, only to have their bodies, or body parts, found; naked, pale, and with deep patches of flesh seemingly ripped out where there once were tattoos. The local sheriff and deputies must enlist the help of the Grand Rapids Homicide Department. Together, they desperately try to work on the bizarre cases in their own distinctive ways, to find the person or persons responsible for the grisly murders before other unfortunate villagers suffer the same fate.

It has been said that women are the “gentle” sex. Apparently, not all of them got the message. Within the pages of this anthology are a dozen zombie tales by women who will help you discover why they say something else about the ladies: Hell Hath No Fury…

Tuesday Freebies Part 2

7 Feb

Adding to my previous post… here are two more Kindle Freebies for today:

 

The monsters lurk in everyone: monsters of greed, of guilt, of the pleasure found in pain, of the pain found when pleasure dies. Carefully disguised, the monsters can sit down beside you or take up residence within you at the slightest twist of fate. Will you try to stop them? Will you want to?

This collection of 18 stories from R. Thomas Riley deftly explores the monsters born of the human mind. “Attrition” offers a future prison system that frees only those who repent sincerely—but what can an inmate do if he finds that sincerity is not really the key? “Twin Thieves” and “Tautology” throw a devilish spin on relationships gone wrong, while “The Lesser Evil” twists the abuses of race and power into a gritty, noirish nightmare of the choices a man must make to protect a lesser man and a greater good. In “Touching God,” a young man’s past catches up to him when worlds bleed into each other and the past crosses into present, bringing back the abuse he once escaped and the brother who wasn’t so lucky.
Sacrifice, selfishness, and the worst of good intentions: all combine in The Monster Within Idea. From vampires and aliens to hit women and Wild Bill Hickock, Riley gives a subtle psychological turn to dark science fiction and horror. Let the monsters walk the paths of your mind. The idea is already within.

 

 

The long-awaited second issue of Shock Totem features new fiction from David Jack Bell, Cate Gardner, Vincent Pendergast, Leslianne Wilder, and others. Also includes nonfiction from Mercedes M. Yardley, a conversation with James Newman, reviews, and more.

 

And… if you missed SHOCK TOTEM 1 yesterday, well… it’s too late now, BUT… it’s only $0.99 so check it out anyway!  🙂

Tuesday Freebies

7 Feb

Just thought I’d pop on here and share a couple of Kindle Freebies that may only be good for a few more hours.  Just click the picture of the “books” to go “buy” them.   🙂

Five novels by bestselling author, Aiden James

The Vampires’ Last Lover:

Txema Ybarra is the most unenviable nineteen-year-old girl alive. Born with an unusual ‘twin teardrop’ birthmark on her neck, Txema is caught in the middle of a vampire war after all the other bearers of the birthmark are murdered. The race is on to save her blood, and her very life, for the survival of Les Amantes de Vampire. Otherwise, Txema will be the last one…the vampires’ last lover.

Cades Cove:

Buried deep in a Smoky Mountain ravine lies a terrible secret. David Hobbs, vacationing with his wife Miriam, inadvertently stumbles upon a small cloth ‘keepsake’ bag and a broken human tooth. David ignores her pleas to hand the items over to a park ranger, which opens a doorway closed for nearly a hundred years and unleashes hell on earth…..or at least hell in David and Miriam’s world.

Plague of Coins:

William Barrow carries a dark secret. A very dark secret. An archivist for the Smithsonian Institute and also a part-time operative for the CIA, no one would ever suspect the handsome ‘thirty-ish’ William is in fact the most reviled human being to ever walk the earth. His infectious warmth and sense of humor make such an assertion especially hard to believe. But long ago, William Barrow had another name…one that is synonymous with shame and betrayal: Judas Iscariot.

The Forgotten Eden:

Hidden within rural Alabama lies an unseen world feared for centuries by the residents of Carlsdale. Jack Kenney is the only person to ever survive a visit to this place long enough to tell about it. Held captive by the FBI in connection to a murder, Jack leads Agent Peter McNamee on an extraordinary roller-coaster ride involving a mystical and deadly realm within America’s Deep South.

Deadly Night:

When Country singer Candi Starr is found dead in Nashville’s esteemed West End, it proves to be just the beginning of a murder spree involving anyone close to the music superstar. Candi’s friend, ghost hunter and psychic Fiona Alea, and her handsome rock n’ roll husband, Jimmy, soon find themselves on a roller-coaster thrill ride to learn the chilling truth behind Nashville’s darkest secret.

Dark Ride is a collection of short fiction by one of the brightest writers in the genres of horror and dark fantasy. These stories range from the horrific to the surreal, and prove Michael Laimo to be a compelling stylist and relentless storyteller. None have been collected previously and some are original to this volume.