Scary Stories

October 31, 2016

Not for the faint of heart! Here are our Editor's recommendations from deep in our crypt. Some of these FREE spooky books are for adults, some for Children. The latter will be marked (they are numbers 11 thru 16). Graphic content may be include in those not marked for Children. Beware!

1 Kept


Zoe Winters | Horror-Gothic


Download this FREE e-book that focuses on Greta, a werecat whose tribe plans to sacrifice her during the next full moon. Her only hope for survival is Dayne--a sorcerer who once massacred most of the tribe.

2 Darlings of Decay

Darlings of Decay

Chrissy Peebles | Horror-Gothic


Zombie stories from thirty-two of your favorite female authors! Featuring- Tamara Rose Blodgett Vanessa Booke Chantal Boudreau Laura Bretz Tonia Brown Catt Dahman Mia Darien CM Doporto Jacqueline Druga Dana Fredsti Belinda Frisch April Grey Michelle Kilmer Rebecca Hansen Lori R. Lopez Suzi M. Tara Maya Shannon Mayer Lyra McKen Cynthia Melton Kristen Middleton Chrissy Peebles Jeannie Rae Suza...

3 Horrical


David Byron | Horror-Gothic


Download this FREE e-book for a collection of older style classic horror tales written in Poe/Lovecraft style. Download it now!

4 12 Days in Hell

12 Days in Hell

Patrick A. Walston | Horror-Gothic


It's been days since the plague hit America. Most of the population has turned into mindless creatures that hunger for human flesh and blood. Danny Hefner and a handful of others might live through this hellish nightmare, but to be truthful they would be better off dead. Danny watched and read plenty of Zombie fiction in his lifetime, but nothing could have prepared him for this unthinkable, unimaginable hell.

5 See Jack Die (PART 1)

See Jack Die (PART 1)

Nicholas Black | Horror-Gothic


Jack Pagan might as well be 4½ months old. He awoke in a hospital after suffering a head injury that left him dead for over 67 minutes. Now he has to start his life again. But his accidental flirts with death left him a special gift. In those few minutes as he fades off to sleep each night, and in those early hours of the morning as he numbly awakens... He sees them. In a series of incredible twists and turns, Jack finds out that the worlds of the living and of the dead are much closer than any of us can possibly imagine. 

6 A House of Haunted People

A House of Haunted People

Alan Combes | Horror-Gothic


The title story, itself a novella about a strange house in my village, leads into a collection of modern ghost stories in unusual, often cosmopolitan settings. 'Mia' is about putting down a much-loved dog. 'Going to the match' is about a supernatural presence amid the crowd. 'The make of sticks' concerns a mysterious character who is mistaken for a good Samaritan. 'Overcoat' tells of a haunted garment. 'Dr Singh' is the worst kind of doctor; one who ignores his patients' pain. 'Ginny Spring' tells of a mysterious local pond...

7 The Haunting of Reindeer Manor

The Haunting of Reindeer Manor

Kevin Guest | Horror-Gothic


Dr. Jonathan Anderson, chair of the psychology department of Dallas's most prestigious university, received a rejection letter for his life's work. The next day, October 31, 2008, he got a second chance, an article confirming the existence of ghosts at the infamous Reindeer Manor. 

8 The Wedding Feast

The Wedding Feast

Jonathan Pidduck | Horror-Gothic


Philip awakes - naked and chained - in the pitch-black living-quarters of a family of murderous inbreeds. His only hope of escape lies with their hideously deformed daughter. But will the price she demands for his release be too high for both of them? Black comedy by Jonathan Pidduck. The sequel, "TETHERED", is due to be published here in late March 2013. WARNING: Contains male and female nudity, some strong language, and one scene of a sexual nature.

9 The Alternative

The Alternative

Richard Dante | Horror-Gothic


In the not too distant future, the world is threatened by drought and starvation. Washington’s elite are invited to a mysterious gala at a giant old movie house. There, they become part of the entertainment, and meet the Primagnon, a more-than-human being, who offers... The Alternative. Download it today!

10 Wychetts and the Farm of Fear

Wychetts and the Farm of Fear

William Holley | Fiction


*YOUTH -  “Forgive me, but you must be lost if you’re heading towards Barrenbrake Farm...” A pleasant country hike turns into a struggle to save the world, when a shortcut home takes Bryony, Edwin and their parents through a derelict farm manned by walking scarecrows. Held captive by the farm’s cruel owners, the children must face their deepest fears to prevent an old enemy raising an ancient power and plunging the whole planet into eternal darkness...

11 Halloween Magic & Mayhem

Halloween Magic & Mayhem

Stella Wilkinson | Short Stories


*YOUTH - Emily Rand discovers that she is a witch. Unable to control her spells she unwittingly raises zombies, and corporealizes the ghost haunting her house. She finds herself in a race against time to put everything right if she has any hope of getting to a certain Halloween party and seeing a certain boy again. Halloween Magic and Mayhem is a young-adult paranormal comedy romance.

12 10 Degrees at Random

10 Degrees at Random

Mike Bozart | Flash Fiction


*YOUTH - The author takes his 7-year-old son trick-or-treating on Halloween 2010 in east Charlotte (USA). One particular residence is insidiously spookier than the rest. If this tale were a movie, it would most likely be rated G.

13 A Call from the Dark

A Call from the Dark

Adam Deverell | Youth


*YOUTH - What would you do if you found yourself trapped in a movie rental store at ten o’clock at night? Just you and a one prank-calling psycho right out of a B-Grade horror movie. 

14 Happy Halloween?

Happy Halloween?

Deb Ornberg | Flash Fiction


*YOUTH - Childrens short story about a boy who has never been trick or treating before and how his night goes.

15 After Darkness Light (Dreamcatchers #1 ) A Young Adult Dark Fantasy

After Darkness Light (Dreamcatchers #1 ) A Young Adult Dark Fantasy

Tom Sarega | Free Previews


*YOUTH - Five school friends are dragged unwittingly into a world of menace as they become embroiled in an apocalyptic feud between two Mayan brothers. The Mayan prophecies are nigh and Anunaki will fulfil them. He will unleash the dreamcatcher and shroud the world in such darkness that none will survive. And if some do, they will pray they had perished also.