F’s Still For Fantasy: the Dark Kind

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At the other end of fantasy, my A-to-Z Challenge F-word of the day, there is the dark realm, the place where the imagination turns to some of the worst that it can conjure. Apparently, there are also great bargains, and if there’s anything I like to do, it’s share a bargain, in this case, seven (!) books for under a dollar. It may be the end of the world, but it’s not the end of your wallet.


This is the End: The Post-Apocalyptic Box Set (7 Book Collection) by various authors. Amazon for $0.99. FANS OF DYSTOPIAN FICTION -> 7 TITLES FROM 8 INCREDIBLE AUTHORS!

Do you love post-apocalyptic stories? This is the End will keep you reading for days. Get this collection now. It includes 7 novels from 8 of today’s best-selling writers of dark fantasy.

*This anthology contains scenes of graphic violence that are intended for adults and may be offensive to sensitive readers. Some titles in the anthology are the first book in a series, and others are standalone novels (review average and count accurate as of February 1st, 2014).

This is the End includes:

~Slow Burn: Zero Day, Book 1 by Bobby Adair (4.4 stars on 354 reviews)

~The Retreat #1: Pandemic by Craig DiLouie with Stephen Knight and Joe McKinney (4.5 stars on 41 reviews)

~Diary of the Displaced – Book 1 – The Journal of James Halldon by Glynn James (4.3 stars on 123 reviews)

~Earthfall by Stephen Knight (4.0 stars on 142 reviews)

~Contamination Prequel (Post-Apocalyptic Zombie Series) by T.W. Piperbrook (3.8 stars on 48 reviews)

~Affliction Z: Patient Zero (Post Apocalyptic Thriller) by L.T. Ryan (4.4 stars on 58 reviews)

~Reversion: The Inevitable Horror (The Portal Arcane Series – Book I) by J. Thorn (3.9 stars on 33 reviews)

Any fan of “28 Days”, “I Am Legend”, or “The Walking Dead” will love This is the End!

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Enter the Ghost House

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How about a little spooky to get us over the Wednesday slump? Take a little trip to the Ghost House, a creepy place that might hold the key to murders…


The Ghost House by Helen Phifer. Amazon for $0.99. There’s not much that scares Annie Graham. Not even the horrors she has witnessed during her years on the police force.

When she agrees to look after her brother’s farmhouse, she finds herself drawn to the crumbling old mansion in the woods nearby. But an innocent exploration of the empty ruin and the discovery of the diary of former resident Alice leaves her more than a little spooked. She knows it holds the secrets to a dark past, and she has to find out more.

What was the terrible truth that Alice uncovered? And how could what happened to her over 100 years ago help solve the murders of young women in the town?

Annie needs to stop the serial killer before she becomes his next victim – but the past comes back to haunt her in ways she could never have expected.

At Amazon, the Book Buys You

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OK, that’s not entirely accurate. Or remotely accurate, but I couldn’t resist the joke.

Normally, about now I’d be telling you about a book you can buy from Amazon, but today I figured I’d flip that. I don’t know if you know, but Amazon will buy your books as well. It’s like a big, natural circle of reading. Amazon pays for shipping, so it won’t cost you anything. Current best-sellers are probably your best bet, but at least that takes some of the guilt out of buying a full-priced new book.

And it’s not just for books, either. You can trade in movies, video games and other things, and get an Amazon gift card in exchange. When I logged in, it even told me what some things I’d bought from Amazon were worth, which is nice to know, not that I’m parting with my Zumba World Party, which is the most fun game ever, but I digress.

So you can use books to feed your reading habit. It’s beautiful, in a way.

Anyway, thus concludes this public service announcement.

 

 

 

Walk the Dark Passage

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The snow is back, so I’m feeling kind of dark today. You’d think the thought of a winter that won’t end would be terrifying enough, but maybe the cold weather’s a good enough excuse to curl up with a hot thriller.


Dark Passage (A Terrifying Horror Thriller) by Griffin Hayes. Amazon for $2.99. An illicit drug trial promises to cure the crippling nightmares that have kept Tyson Barrett awake for months, nightmares rooted in the terrible abuse he suffered as a child. Exhausted and near collapse, he jumps at the chance to get his life back.

But Tyson soon discovers a side effect no one could have imagined. Doors are opening between Tyson’s nightmares and the real world–and more than memories are coming through.

Now he must face a terror that has stalked him since childhood or risk losing everything he holds dear.

The mind is full of halls. And some of the darkest passages lead to rooms better left closed.

Bonus: The complete first episode of Primal Shift, a post-apocalyptic thriller.

Waiting with Bated Angel’s Breath

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Yes, I know this book is the second in the series. The first is also available from Amazon and is the best price of all, free, but since it’s not Free Book Friday, here we are. We’re very strict around here. Also, I liked this cover, so there’s that.


Angel’s Breath: The Second Book of Fallen Angels by Valmore Daniels. Amazon for $2.99. Angels’ Breath: The Second Book of Fallen Angels

My name is Richard Riley. All I ever wanted was to lead a normal life.

When I was younger, I made some bad choices that ended with me in prison. I served my time, and now I am trying to put my life back together.

But someone has framed me for a crime I didn’t commit. They want me dead, and they’re willing to kill my friends and family to get to me.

Even as I try to save the people I love, a dark and ancient power grows inside me. I can feel its anger rising.

If it gets away from me, it will rip everything in my life apart.

– Fallen Angels –
Book 1 – Angel Fire
Book 2 – Angel’s Breath
Book 3 – Earth Angel
Book 4 – Angel Tears
Book 5 – Angel of Darkness (forthcoming)

Feeling Dead(ish) Today? Free Book Friday Has You Covered.

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So sticking to our Free Book Friday theme, and for anyone feeling un-Valentiny, here’s a story of love gone wrong. Like the wrongest. And at about 10,000 words, it’s a quick read.

Dead(ish), Book 1 by Naomi Kramer. FREE from Smashwords.com
Linda’s had a bad day. First, her boyfriend killed her. Then she woke up, still on this boring plane of existence, and with an odd obsession about her missing body. Mike won’t tell her what he did with her body and she can’t find the stupid thing herself. There’s only one thing she can do – torment the bastard until he coughs up the information. Contains adult themes & frequent profanity.

Zombie Nights Invade Free Book Friday

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It’s Free Book Friday! So that means we’re all about romance for Valentine’s Day, right? Well, maybe not so much. This book may have hearts, but not that kind.

Zombie Nights by Tom Lichtenberg. FREE from Smashwords.com
Being a zombie, not so easy. That could have been Dave Connor’s six word memoir. “At first he couldn’t remember how he’d ended up in that shallow grave; he just knew it was hell to claw his way out, and that the taste of its dirt would remain in his mouth for the rest of his time on this earth” … Expect the unexpected in this existential resurrection thriller.