The Dead War Series Book One by George L. Cook III

In the year 2053 the dead walked. Mankind was caught off guard at first but within six years mounted a massive military assault on the dead.

These are the stories of some of those men and women that fought back. These are the stories of some trying to find a “cure”. These are the stories of those that are just trying to survive the nightmare of the walking dead. These are the stories of those that caused The Dead War.
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Rip Tide by Brian Bigelow

Jack the Ripper will return and become someone’s worst nightmare in this story of the macabre. From Whitechapel in 1888 he comes to the present day in this horror thriller.

Footsteps in the darkness…
The flesh begins to crawl…
A madman with a blade…
This twisted tale visits the legend and evokes a new set of nightmares. Journey into the realm of horror and the macabre in…
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Zombie Town by Griffin Carmichael

From city to suburbia, zombies are all the rage as they rampage on their quest for sustenance, taking down strangers, friends and neighbors alike, without pity or remorse.

Here are nine short stories about the times when the dead walk and the living fear.

MY BIG FAT ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE: What better place to be when the dead rise than the local fitness center.

THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT CAROL: Suburban life can be deadly dull. Or maybe just deadly.

FIGGY PUDDING: Holidays are known for feasting and jubilation, but one restaurant manager comes to regret keeping the doors open one Christmas eve.

NEITHER RAIN NOR: Public servants are said to be a dedicated lot, but carrying on with business as usual after the zombie apocalypse is taking it a bit too far.

SILENT: Little children look forward to a visit from Santa with great anticipation, but there’s nothing good coming down the chimney this year.

DARKNESS FALLS: Even a sturdy fallout shelter isn’t any protection when the super flu everybody’s been predicting lays waste to the world.

FLASHLIGHT: All she wanted was a flashlight so she could see what all the ruckus outside was about. Sometimes it’s better to remain in the dark.

IN THE MEADOW: Winter has come to a small Nebraskan town, bringing huge snowfalls. But nobody is in the mood to build a snowman.

RITUALS FOR THE LIVING: Long after the dead have risen, the survivors learn to cope with new ways of living and dying. Continue reading

The Dazzling Darkness by Paula Cappa

A secret lies buried beneath the haunting statuary in Old Willow Cemetery. In Concord, Massachusetts, the surrounding woods are alive with the spirits of transcendentalists Emerson, Thoreau, and Alcott. Elias Hatch, the cemetery keeper, is the last of modern-day transcendentalists. Does he know the secret power buried in Old Willow Cemetery? Would he ever reveal it?

Next door to this cemetery is a lovely gabled house. When the Brooke family moves in, the secret of Old Willow strikes. On a cold afternoon in March, five-year-old Henry Brooke does not arrive home from the school bus stop. Antonia Brooke is frantic her child is missing, or—the unspeakable—stolen. Adam Brooke spends a harrowing night searching the Concord woods, fear gripping him as hours pass with no leads.

Finally, a police dog tracks Henry’s scent inside Old Willow Cemetery. Detective Mike Balducci suspects that Elias Hatch knows the truth about what happened to Henry. Balducci knows Hatch’s metaphysical beliefs. What Balducci discovers buried in the cemetery is beyond the grave, beyond apparitions or shadowy drifts rushing through the pine trees.

There are the dazzled faces in the darkened air … and their secret.

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The Gate by Jason Brant

Bryan Armstrong and Kyle Detwiler, two college students on the cusp of graduation, are the lucky winners of a contest to become interns on the paranormal television show The Specter Slayers.

Their excitement turns to jubilation when they discover that they’ll be aiding in the investigation of The Danver Church, one of the most haunted places in America. Nestled in the remote mountains of Pennsylvania, the church is world renowned for the massacre that occurred there forty years earlier.

Accompanied by best-selling horror author Katie Upshaw, they attempt to survive a dream job that quickly turns into a nightmare. The church, adorned with satanic symbols and imagery, is the home of things far worse than any of them could have imagined. Continue reading

Breathing Dust by Victoria Champion

Along the windswept shore of the Black Sea, Sofiya resists the calling of The Way, an ancient path of witchery her grandmother wishes for her to walk. As she emerges into womanhood, she struggles against the growing influence of her magical inheritance in a desperate attempt to be with the young fisherman she loves. Her tragic and terrifying visions reveal that The Way has a darker path, and its hunger for her is approaching like a terrible storm. Continue reading

A Game of Blood by Julie Ann Dawson

What would you do if a 300 year old vampire decided that you would make the perfect Van Helsing for his own twisted game?

A series of bizarre kidnappings leads detective Mitch Grogan to the home of the wealthy and eccentric Darius Hawthorne. What he discovers there unleashes a chain of events that not only threatens his life, but also his sanity. Grogan finds himself caught up in a deadly game with a three hundred year old vampire looking for a worthy adversary. But how can a burnt-out cop with a crumbling marriage compete against a centuries’ old immortal with unlimited resources and supernatural powers?

More than boredom drives the cunning Hawthorne, however. His attempts to push Grogan to the breaking point are more than cruel entertainment. They also serve as a test to see whether or not the mortal is ready to help him hunt an even more deadly foe: one that would see the whole world burn to remove the vampiric corruption from it. Continue reading

Song of the Mourning Dove by Victoria Champion

A sensually macabre retelling of two fairy tales by The Brothers Grimm, these dark fantasy short stories are about love, fear, and deception. In the title story, Song of the Mourning Dove, two young lovers have a romantic tryst in an ancient forest and encounter a horrifying evil that threatens to tear their love apart. In the bonus second story, The False Prince, a beautiful princess discovers that forbidden pleasure comes with a terrible price.

These stories contain mature subject matter and are intended for an adult audience.

This ebook contains the short story Song of the Mourning Dove. Also included is a bonus story The False Prince. Combined, these two original stories by Victoria Champion are 9800 words, and approximately 39 pages. Continue reading

Blood Cell by Shaun Tennant

Josh Farewell is a three-time escapee who boasts that no prison can hold him. Once he’s locked inside C-Pod at Pittman Penitentiary, surrounded by murderers and gangs, he soon realizes that his skills will be put to the test.

After the inmates take over the pod in a brutal riot, they realize too late that they are not alone in C-Pod. Something is hunting the inmates. Something hungry.

Surrounded by dangerous and untrustworthy felons, Josh must find a way to escape before the thing in the darkness kills them all.

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Malice by Griffin Hayes

Welcome to Millingham, MA, pop. 5000… 4997… 4993…

The sheriff has convinced himself and others that the recent rash of deaths in the town are just suicides. Lysander Shore knows different. He knows the townsfolk are being hunted. He knows they face an evil as old as the town itself. He knows it’s something that can’t be killed, can’t be reasoned with.

And he knows that the evil knows about him, too. It’s waited centuries for Lysander to come home. Now it wants to make him pay. Continue reading