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.
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.
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.
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.
Todd Cooks’s Madame made the “Books” list because of its delightfully odd mash-up of concepts. 18th century and a description that starts with “France’s version of Area 51?” Sold.
Madame by Todd Cook. $3.99 from Smashwords.com
For centuries, a preserve known as “The Royal Lands” was France’s version of “Area 51.” Soldiers guarded the perimeter, and only they and specially authorized royalty were allowed inside, but what was being kept there? Speculation ranged from military armaments to monsters. In 1718, young Jean du Vivier accepts a post inside The Royal Lands.