Trick or treat

      Eduard Joseph
Trick or treat

This short story follows two young brothers as they go trick-or-treating on Halloween. As they go from house to house, the learn that some grownups are not fond of kids knocking on their doors looking for candy.A modern fairytale about a talking, giant-killing cat with ambitions. The farmyard animals are eager to imitate his example by learning to speak and throwing off the yolk of servitude. All except for silent Mr Simpkins, the grey cat who is as plump as an overstuffed cushion but not so dumb as he looks...

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    Dark Tales: eVolume One

      Elle Chambers
Dark Tales: eVolume One

Dark Tales: eVolume One is a micro collection of short, dark fiction. For fans of horror or psychological tales.Dark Tales: eVolume One is a micro collection of short, dark stories. The collection includes three tales:“When Daddy Comes Home”: When Opal Brown's husband leaves her for another woman, she doesn't get angry - she gets determined to keep her family together at all costs. They say the way to a man's heart is through his stomach and Opal plans to make him a meal he'll never forget.“Child’s Play”: Maggie is worried about her five-year-old son after his father's death. Max seems oddly detached from the tragedy and has invented a young friend named Edgar he talks to in secret in the middle of the night. Most kids his age have imaginary friends so Maggie tries not to be concerned - that is, until Max confides in her his young friend is actually an adult who comes to play with him when his mommy is sleeping.and“The Storyteller”: Elizabeth's house has been on the market for weeks with no interest. One day, an old woman with a dead hand appears on her doorstep asking to see the place. As they tour the house, Elizabeth gradually becomes uncomfortable with the woman's familiarity of both the house and of her - she's never laid eyes on the old woman before in her life. Or has she?

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    Give Me Your Heart: Tales of Mystery and Suspense

      Joyce Carol Oates
Give Me Your Heart: Tales of Mystery and Suspense

In the chilling world of Give Me Your Heart, the need for love is obsessive, self-destructive and unpredictable. It takes us to forbidden places, confronts us with gruesome truths, and leads us beyond our control. In the unsettling 'Strip Poker, ' a reckless teenage girl must turn the tables on a group of threatening young men. Can she outplay them? In the award-winning 'Smother!' a daughter's nightmarish childhood memory brings trouble to the door of her bourgeois mother. Which of them will win? In 'The First Husband, ' a jealous man discovers his wife lied about her first marriage, and plans a cruel revenge. Will he go through with it? In these and other powerful tales, children move beyond their parents' reach, wives and husbands wake up as strangers, haunted pasts intrude upon uncertain futures, and lives hang in the balance. In ten razor-sharp stories, National Book Award winner Joyce Carol Oates shows that the most deadly mysteries often begin at home.


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    The Time of the Angels

      Iris Murdoch
The Time of the Angels

Carel is a widowed rector presiding over a London church destroyed during the war. The rectory is home to an array of residents: his daughter, Muriel; his beautiful invalid ward, Elizabeth; their West Indian servant, Pattie; Eugene, a Russian emigre, and his delinquent son, Leo. Carel's brother, Marcus, is co-guardian of Elizabeth, but his attempts to get closer to the rector are constantly rebuffed.

These seven characters maintain a constant dance of attraction and repulsion, misunderstanding and revelation, the centre of which is the enigmatic Carel himself - a priest who believes that, God being dead, His angels have been released.


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    Ghost Train

      Stuart Smith
Ghost Train

A man returns to the site of his father's disappearance repeatedly, trying to find ghost train, trying to save his father.He must find the ghost train, he must discover what happened to his father, and so he returns to the site night after night trying to get a glimpse of the train. One night he finally encounters the train and he finally enters the train. Once inside he finds he will never leave his father again.

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    Risen for a Tower

      Brian S. Wheeler
Risen for a Tower

Cedrick Pyle's tower stretches high to stand as a monument to the mogul's dominion over time. But when the wind blows cold, the desperate and the lonely trespass to find shelter upon Mr. Pyle's estate. Cedrick steadies himself for battle, for he suspects his tower and the poor surrounding it will attract the desire of his nemesis named Turner. And Cedrick knows monsters always follow that man.Ethan Pyle trembles for grandfather Cedrick’s obsession. Though the tower sways in the gusting winds, Cedrick remains adamant that his tower must continue to grow taller and taller. Only the most desperate of construction crews brave the heights and the cold to attempt to build one level more atop the Pyle spire. Ethan’s anxiety swells further when Cedrick claims monsters are gnawing at the tower’s foundations, that the homeless who shelter in his estate's warehouses have attracted monsters and a terrible enemy. Soon, Ethan can no longer deny the evidence that something wicked has its eye on the tower as grandfather Cedrick claims. Soon, Ethan’s sleep is disturbed by the sounds of teeth scraping against the tower's foundation stones.

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    Sparrow Hill Road

      Seanan McGuire
Sparrow Hill Road

Rose Marshall died in 1952 in Buckley Township, Michigan, run off the road by a man named Bobby Cross—a man who had sold his soul to live forever, and intended to use her death to pay the price of his immortality. Trouble was, he didn’t ask Rose what she thought of the idea.

It’s been more than sixty years since that night, and she’s still sixteen, and she’s still running.

They have names for her all over the country: the Girl in the Diner. The Phantom Prom Date. The Girl in the Green Silk Gown. Mostly she just goes by “Rose,” a hitchhiking ghost girl with her thumb out and her eyes fixed on the horizon, trying to outrace a man who never sleeps, never stops, and never gives up on the idea of claiming what’s his. She’s the angel of the overpass, she’s the darling of the truck stops, and she’s going to figure out a way to win her freedom. After all, it’s not like it can kill her.

You can’t kill what’s already dead.


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    The Intruder

      Brian Fatah Steele
The Intruder

A short horror homage set in paradise. From the collection "Fragments Of Ruin."A short horror homage set in paradise. A group of researchers from Miskatonic University have traveled to the Caribbean to find answers. Unfortunately, they find them. (A short story from the collection "Fragments Of Ruin.")

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    Angel in the Shadows, Book 1 by Lisa Grace (Angel Series)

      Lisa Grace
Angel in the Shadows, Book 1 by Lisa Grace (Angel Series)

Optioned and in development for a major movie through Motion Picture Pro Studios.Angel in the Shadows, Book 1 Fifteen-year-old Megan Laughlin has a gift; or what seems like a curse at times. Megan sees angels and demons.Megan knows her destiny is to protect her friends against dark angels who try to sway them into situations that can destroy their souls, their lives, and their eternity.The difference between vampires and angels? Angels are real.Books 1 and 2 are optioned and in development for a major movie through Motion Picture Pro Studios, which has been involved with five academy award winning movies.Fifteen-year-old Megan Laughlin has a gift--or what seems like a curse at times. Megan sees angels and demons.Megan knows her destiny is to protect her friends against dark angels who try to sway them into situations that can destroy their lives, their souls, and their eternity.At school, she recognizes Judas, an über popular boy, as an evil angel hell-bent on destroying her and everyone she loves. As Judas spreads horrible rumors and overdoses two of her classmates at a rave, Megan realizes the enormity of his power. While classmates die, Megan, with the help of an angel, Johnny, and a team of friends will face the fight of their lives as they battle Judas.Megan thinks God hasn't given her any "special" powers, but discovers she has what she needs as she confronts Judas and his seemingly unconquerable power."Ms. Grace rocks the originality!" werevampsromance.org"Lisa Grace creates a supernatural world, where the heroine is 100 percent human - a brilliant alternative to the vampire novels. If this is her first novel - I can't wait to see what else she has in store for readers. A page-turner from start to finish." -Alexis Del Cid, CBS NEWS, KOIN-TV, Portland, Oregon"Lisa Grace is a talented and exciting author. Suspense drips off each page. I look forward to her next work." -Gretchen Hegelson, Book Reviewer, Phoenix, Arizona

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    Dark of Night - Flesh and Fire

      Jonathan Maberry
Dark of Night - Flesh and Fire

Dark of Night: The dead rose. We fell. The survivors are trapped in a world of monsters who prey on the helpless. Some of them are zombies but they are not the only predators who feed on pain and suffering. DARK OF NIGHT is a story of worlds in collision. Three heroes who have survived the apocalypse are in a deadly race to save a busload of children from ravenous zombies and ruthless human scavengers. This brand new novella brings together three of New York Times bestseller Jonathan Maberry s award-winning novel series. Captain Joe Ledger (PATIENT ZERO and CODE ZERO), Officer Desdemona Fox (DEAD OF NIGHT and FALL OF NIGHT), and Rachael Elle (BITS & PIECES, a Rot & Ruin novel) are caught between an endless wave of the living dead and an army of corrupt men who want to enslave the last human survivors. Jonathan Maberry teams with debut novelist Rachael Lavin to tell a sweeping story of adventure, horror, and heroism. Flesh and Fire: In the midst of a midlife crisis, Todd is haunted by Chloe, the lover who died not long after their relationship ended. When Chloe escapes Hell in search of the peaceful rest that has eluded her, a demon named Samael is on her trail and she needs Todd s help. While on the run Todd and Chloe face demons real and personal, soul-threatening danger, and their long-buried feelings for each other."


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    From The Sky

      Keri Knutson
From The Sky

It was an ordinary day, and then it wasn't. A tale of unexpected horror.A humorous retelling of Genesis from Eve's pole dancing to "Skippy" Noah surfing to Hagar in a french maid outfit and more. Each chapter is a condensed scene making the flow pleasant and easy to follow. Weighing in at just over 10,000 words, this short novella allows you to breeze through the beginning of time in an afternoon, perhaps even saying to yourself, "I didn't know it happened like THAT."

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    Edge of End

      Suren Hakobyan
Edge of End

A horror and fantasy novel from Armenian writter Suren Hakobyan.Waking up in a desert his memories wiped from his head Jonathan has to pass through a hideous town filled with different kind of demons and monsters, find out his way back to home and bring his memories back.Jonathan wakes up in a desert, his past wiped from his head. He’s alone having no clue who and what he is, where he has come from and where he should go. There is only one way – forward when he spots a little town in the distance. Empty streets, old houses, the town seems abandoned. There’s no one to ask for help, there’s nowhere to go. Jonathan wanders the town in search of any sign of life trying to bring his lost memories back, but odd visions haunt him from time to time. Soon Jonathan comes to the realization that he’s moments from death as absolutely evil dwells in the town seeking fresh souls to suck up. The seemingly dead town is only outwardly empty. Grey skies, no sun, no days and no nights. The town is stuck in time. With only one entrance and one exit, but the way leading to the exit is filled with creations that Jonathan has never envisioned, even in his worst nightmares. Who is he? Who brought him here? With a female resident – Elizabeth, Jonathan has to work his way through the horrendous town, figure out his past and find the exit.

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    TrOLL Road

      Tina Stickles
TrOLL Road

A lone traveler with a case of road rage finds himself stranded on an antiquated toll road. He loses his patience dealing with unreasonable people and never considers his life might be in danger.A lone traveler with a case of road rage finds himself on a long antiquated toll road while heading home from a visit with family. Toby is irritated about the wasted trip, and only cares about work. In his rush, he breaks all the rules of driving, and tries to cut off some time by taking the toll road. He soon realizes something is off with the booth attendants and things start getting weird. When he is not able to produce enough cash to pay his toll, Toby is not allowed to pass, and things start getting out of control. Will Toby be able to make somebody understand reasoning, or is there more to the toll booth attendants than meets the eye?

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    Elenore

      L. Jordan James
Elenore

A vampire tale set in Victorian England. A husband, a wife, and a vampire. Guy is a newly married man who finds a vampire hiding in his house. A sample story from the book Of Nightmares, Witches, and Monsters.The Princess of Parody, Chantaboute Hallshire, takes on La Belle Époque in this scrumptious tale of a 19th century Parisian girl whose mission is to find a wealthy wife for a man so that the girl, herself, can then become his properly kept mistress.Didi has been trained to follow in the family tradition of being a wealthy married man’s “kept woman.” As her mother explains, it’s all the benefits of being romanced without the drudgery of keeping house.Unfortunately, Fulbert is the man she truly loves, and he’s neither rich nor married. Her solution: get him married to a well-to-do woman so he’ll have the means to keep Didi as his mistress. Thus begin the comic adventures of matchmaking in the City of Love.

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    Mold

      Lindsey Goddard
Mold

When a new mother is forced to move into an old boarding home, she discovers the dark secret behind the phantom mold that keeps appearing on her walls.Levi, an entangled whale, is making a dying journey up the Atlantic coastline. Each day brings the creature closer to a frightening end - strangled beneath fishing nets and lead sinkers. When a science blog highlights the giant’s torment, it is a call to action for one group of teenage boys determined to change the leviathan’s fate.With humor and a thoughtful voice, Jeep Muldoon relates the story of a daring rescue on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. It’s a tale of heart, with adventure at every turn. Along the way, Jeep reveals a hidden psychic talent that is essential to the team’s plan.The boys set up their command center ahead of the whale at the Cape Lookout Eco Camp. Each passing day brings a new adventure with a bashful sea monster, a pair of ghostly banker ponies and the unassuming heir to a baseball legend. But, when Levi finally arrives, it’s go time. Following a Moby Dick-like rampage, Jeep and his pals dive right back into danger. Testing the limits of friendship and courage, the boys launch a midnight mission to the “Graveyard of the Atlantic” in WhaleQuest!

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