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Kindle Freebies – 04/10/12

10 Apr

Quick post today with no pretty pictures as I didn’t really have time today to post at all, but… there seemed to be a good selection today so wanted to get these out to my followers.  Lots of horror, mystery, thriller, paranormal, and fairy tale books within.  Some are erotic, so if that’s not your cup of tea, please pass over them.  I was particular excited to find the 5 fairy tale books by Sandy Stoker and OzMania by Richard A. Zagranski.  They are listed below with all the rest.  Enjoy!

Innsmouth Magazine: Collected Issues 1-4

The Vampire’s Warden by S.J. Wright

The Monster Within Idea by R. Thomas Riley

Welcome to Moon Hill by Anthony J. Rapino

The Eyes of the Dead by G.R. Yeates

Meany by Peazy Monellon

Come the Hour by Martin McGregor

The Gods of Dream by Daniel Arenson

The Hall of the Wood by Scott Marlowe

Maggie For Hire by Kate Danley

Demon Hunter and Baby by Anna Elliott

The Witch Queen’s Secret by Anna Elliott

Ozmania Inc. by Richard A. Zagranski

The Division of the Damned by Richard Rhys Jones

Tick Tock Run by H.C. Elliston

Quick Thrills by Jeff Menapace

All Aboard for Murder by R.T. Ray

The Jury Series by Lee Goldberg

Absolute Liability by J.W. Becton

Lick Your Neighbor by Chris Genoa

Mama Said by Lee Allen Howard

Perillegal by J. Pryzmus

Lifeblood by J. Pryzmus

Lostblood by J. Pryzmus

Sorry, Charlie by Shawn Bailey

The Kraken’s Mirror by Maureen O. Betita

My Boyfriend’s Back by Chrissy Olinger

The Tears of Elios by Crista McHugh

Dysfunctional by Tameka Hicks

To Speak for the Dead by Paul Levine

Premature Eradication by James W. Lewis

Occupy Faerie by Marilyn Peake

Vampire for Christmas by Felicity Heaton

Awakening: The Darkfire Chronicles Part 1 by Victoria Knight

Hansel & Gretel: An Erotic Fairytale by Sandy Stroker

Snow White: An Erotic Fairytale by Sandy Stoker

Little Red Riding Hood: An Erotic Fairytale by Sandy Stoker

Rapunzel: An Erotic Fairytale by Sandy Stoker

Rumplestiltskin: An Erotic Fairytale by Sandy Stoker

NOTE:  Below are some additional books free today!

Spying in High Heels by Gemma Halliday

Dracula’s Harem by Adrianna White

Letting Go by Polly J. Adams

Bound By Blood by Danielle Bourdon & Kimberly Hoyt

Death Has a Name by Jerry Hanel 

The Hours of Creeping Night by Sophie Playle

Snow Angels by Brenton Harper-Murray

Sworn by Emma Knight

Bloody Little Secrets by Karly Kirkpatrick

Bury the Children in the Yard by Andersen Prunty

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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

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

 

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…