A relentless thrill ride. . . Break out the popcorn, you're in for a real treat. --Harry Shannon, author of Dead and Gone Texas? Toast.Battered by five cataclysmic hurricanes in three weeks, the Texas Gulf Coast and half of the Lone Star State is reeling from the worst devastation in history. Thousands are dead or dying--but the worst is only beginning. Amid the wreckage, something unimaginable is happening: a deadly virus has broken out, returning the dead to life--with an insatiable hunger for human flesh. . . The Nightmare BeginsWithin hours, the plague has spread all over Texas. San Antonio police officer Eddie Hudson finds his city overrun by a voracious army of the living dead. Along with a small group of survivors, Eddie must fight off the savage horde in a race to save his family. . . Hell On EarthThere's no place to run. No place to hide. The zombie horde is growing as the virus runs rampant. Eddie knows he has to find a way to destroy these walking horrors. . .but he doesn't know the price he will have to pay. . . "Hair-raising. Do yourself a favor and snag a copy. . . thank me later." --Gene O'Neill, author of Deathflash "A merciless, fast-paced and genuinely scary read that will leave you absolutely breathless." --Brian Keene
12 stories of terror.
Demons from hell. Gods and Devils. Unspeakable monstrosities. Humans with a taste for flesh.
An upscale clothing store in the middle of New York City that offers its customers more than they bargained for.
A prodigal son returns home for his aunt’s funeral, only to discover that an ancient entity awaits.
A town shelters against the first snow, and the evil it brings.
A mad king. A hired assassin. A world in the balance and an eternal force manipulating all of them.
And seven other tales of horror that will forever change the way you experience the holiday season.
Twelve wicked tales of holiday horror to fill the long, dark nights of the season … with dread.‘Tis the season … to die.
The perfect horror anthology for any horror fan still trying to scratch their Clive Barker "Books of Blood" itch.Stories:
"Walking in a Winter Harvestland"
"I'm Dreaming of a Whiteout"
"Hung By the Fire"
"I Saw Mommy Killing Santa Claus"
"Roasting on an Open Fire"
"The Most Terrifying Time of the Year"
"Dear Savior Born"
"The Three Wives' Men"Are you ready to face the monsters, human and supernatural, that fill the pages of 12 Deaths of Christmas? Fill your nights with hopeless gloom and despair … if you’re brave enough.
College sophomore Emma Roberts remembers her mother's sage advice: "don't sleep around, don't burp in public, and don't tell anyone you see ghosts." But when charming Mike Carlson drowns in the campus river under her watch, Emma's sheltered life shatters.Blamed for Mike's death and haunted by nightmares, Emma turns to witchcraft and a mysterious Book of Shadows to bring him back. Under a Blood Moon, she lights candles, draws a pentacle on the campus bridge, and casts a spell. The invoked river rages up against her, but she escapes its fury. As she stumbles back to the dorm, a stranger drags himself from the water and follows her home. And he isn't the only one.Instead of raising Mike, Emma assists the others she stole back from the dead-a pre-med student who jumped off the bridge, a desperate victim determined to solve his own murder, and a frat boy Emma can't stand . . . at first.More comfortable with the dead than the living, Emma delves deeper into the seductive Book of Shadows. Her powers grow, but witchcraft may not be enough to protect her against the vengeful river and the killers that feed it their victims.
“But Catherine did not know her own advantages - did not know that a good-looking girl, with an affectionate heart and a very ignorant mind, cannot fail of attracting a clever young man, unless circumstances are particularly untoward.”Catherine Moreland is an average seventeen-year-old. She is an avid reader, a lover of sports and an imaginative young woman. She is at the age that ladies of her era are meant to be participating in courtship and settling into a new family to live a life of ease.Catherine’s favorite genre to read is gothic fiction, a romanticized, dark and mysterious genre. As Catherine grows older and begins to meet more of the world outside of her family to increase her social circle, her imagination begins to get the better of her. Everyday scenarios become romanticized and dramatic, natural deaths become mysterious, and innocent motives are questioned as Catherine fancies herself a character in a Gothic drama. Catherine’s naivete and escapism are what holds her back from maturing into an adult.Northanger Abbey was Jane Austen’s satirical take on the popular gothic fiction of her days, and was published posthumously along with Persuasion. The book’s witty parody of the genre is humorous and self-referential at times. This is a classic coming of age story blended with over-the-top drama, fascinating characters, and Jane Austen’s eloquence.
A young solicitor travels to Transylvania to assist an eccentric Count with the acquisition of some property in London. But all is not as it seems in Dracula’s castle, and he finds himself making a desperate escape. Shortly afterwards, a ship arrives in Whitby during a violent storm, manned only by its dead captain, strapped to the wheel. Soon, a young woman notices tiny wounds in her neck, and the eccentric Doctor Van Helsing is enlisted to get to the bottom of her rapidly worsening illness.
This new recording narrated by Jake Urry brings this classic tale to life.
This spooky anthology by Eli Taff, Jr. is a collection of ten flash fiction stories packed with cosmic horror and unbelievable terror that will keep you on the edge of your seat and have you sleeping with the lights on.
The evil clown that steps out of a childhood memory and kills with a touch; the terrified mother who finds a monster in her daughter's bedroom; the unfaithful businessman who gets off the subway at the wrong stop, and a gangster who gets more than he bargained for when he robs the wrong old lady on the wrong night.
These flash fiction stories are self-contained, and you may read them in any order you choose. Each story is exactly five hundred words long, so you may easily get through one in a single sitting.
"The Transition of Juan Romero" is a short story by American horror fiction writer H. P. Lovecraft, written on September 16, 1919, and first published in the 1944 Arkham House volume Marginalia.Plot: The story involves a mine that uncovers a very deep chasm, too deep for any sounding lines to hit bottom. The night after the discovery of the abyss the narrator and one of the mine's workers, a Mexican called Juan Romero, venture inside the mine, drawn against their will by a mysterious rhythmical throbbing in the ground. Romero reaches the abyss first and is swallowed by it. The narrator peers over the edge, sees something - "but God, I dare not tell you what I saw!" and loses consciousness. That morning he and Romero are both found in their bunks, Romero dead. Other miners swear that neither of them left their cabin that night. The chasm has vanished as well.
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