Best Books: Horror

1 Better Than Candy

Better Than Candy

Myra Nour | Horror-Gothic

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Matt was terrified of the monsters his parents told him were outside their home. But he was bored. None of his friends were allowed outside; no more baseball games or riding their bikes in the neighborhood. He sneaks into the backyard to play. It should be safe, they had a tall privacy fence.When he is bitten by something he didn’t see, Matt...

2 The Cycle of Violence

The Cycle of Violence

Nathan Allen | Horror-Gothic

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Sometimes the punishment does fit the crime.Privileged rich kid Fraser Jaensch faces a twenty year prison sentence for a shockingly violent crime. His attorney advises him that his only alternative is to become a subject in a top-secret program of radical therapy. Fraser thinks it’ll be a breeze. He thinks he got off scot free. But he has no...

3 Joe's Choice

Joe's Choice

Myra Nour | Horror-Gothic

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Waking from unconsciousness after being mugged, Joe staggers out of the alley toward the street. He finds chaos as he enters a zombie outbreak in progress. Scenes of gruesome horror make him want to run away, but Joe must quickly decide how he wants to handle a zombie apocalypse.

4 In the Darkness

In the Darkness

Leah Hamrick | Horror-Gothic

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After Anna Bowden witnesses someone—or something—lurking in her backyard, it starts a chain of frightening events that leads to a gruesome discovery.

5 Swamp Tales

Swamp Tales

Bill Russo | Horror-Gothic

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From Bill Russo, the author of The Creature From the Bridgewater Triangle, comes new tales from the 200 square mile area that is sometimes called 'America's Bermuda Triangle'. This time the stories are fiction - and yet these yarns come from a place where 'real' and 'unreal' collide and exist in an uneasy truce in the same space. Four young...

6 Vampire Roadtrip

Vampire Roadtrip

Doreen Serrano and Wade Lijewski | Horror-Gothic

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The writing team of Serrano and Lijewski bring forth a world of discontent amidst a group of vampires living in New York City. Internal demons and a non-glorified existence lead the close-knit pack of undead upon an incredible journey towards New Orleans, and the truth. Along the way, the travelers are hunted and opposed by both the mortal and...

7 MIMIC: American Horror

MIMIC: American Horror

Angel Berry | Horror-Gothic

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After surviving the war in Vietnam, Mike Erickson is glad to finally be home with his family, but soon after his homecoming, his 14-year old son is attacked in the woods while playing with friends. Mike and his wife are beside themselves as they realize that their son has been possessed by a demonic force, and with nowhere to turn, they seek help...

8 Neutral Buoyancy

Neutral Buoyancy

Mike Bozart | Horror-Gothic

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In June of 1995, a man from Charlotte (USA) drives to a mountain lake in western North Carolina to test out his new kayak, and to check out a hard-to-reach waterfall. All is going swimmingly well. Then he notices something suspended in the water. Approx. 1500 words. If this little tale were a movie, it would probably be rated PG-13.

9 October's Unrest

October's Unrest

Scott Donnelly | Horror-Gothic

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The third and final entry to The October Trilogy. The town of Stewart Hollow has become cursed by the spirit of Halloween. This year, a prophecy foretold the return of the Blood Coven. Fear has taken over the townsfolk, and what ensues this Halloween is nothing short of horrifying. By the end, Stewart Hollow will NEVER be the same...

10 Highway to Hell

Highway to Hell

Alex Laybourne | Horror-Gothic

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Marcus, Becky, Richard, Helen, Sammy, and Graham. All complete strangers, different ages, backgrounds and even countries, but they have one major thing in common…they all must DIE.Heaven and Hell, Angels and Demons, these things were once considered opposites, but what happens when they become neighbors, allies…friends?

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