The intoxication from a pint of vodka, the electric buzz from snorting cocaine, the warm embrace from shooting heroin–drinking and drugging provides the height of human experience. It’s the promise of heaven on earth, but the hell that follows is a constant hunger, a cold emptiness. The craving to get high is a yearning as intense as that felt by any blood-thirsty monster.
The best way to tell the truths of addiction is through a story, and dark truths such as these need a piece of horror to do them justice.
The stories inside feature the insidious nature of addiction told with compassion yet searing honesty. Drug overdoses are now the leading cause of accidental deaths, and some of the most incredible names in horror fiction have tackled this modern day epidemic.
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Something evil is going on in the Montgomery Psychiatric Hospital; every time there is an unexplainable blackout, a patient dies.
Callie isn’t insane – she sees the ghost of her dead best friend only because he really is there. It’s just that nobody believes her.
Casey is scarred after a horrific attack during which he killed someone. Temporary insanity was his plea, and the asylum is his prison.
With fear and death lurking everywhere, and no way to escape, Callie is certain it’s only a matter of time before she or Casey, the odd boy she has an inexplicable link with, becomes the next victim of the creature in the shadows.
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Everyone loves a good ghost story. Here are seven strange and lovely tales from the author of ‘Cry of the Peacock’ and ‘Of Moths and Butterflies.’
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Dare you read on? Horrifying, scary, sad and thought-provoking, this short story collection from bestselling author Celina Grace, author of psychological thrillers Lost Girls, The House on Fever Street and the Kate Redman Mysteries will take you on a macabre journey. In the titular story, a honeymooning couple take a wrong turn on their trip around Barbados. The Mourning After brings you a shivery story from a suicidal teenager. In Freedom Fighter, an unhappy middle-aged man chooses the wrong day to make a bid for freedom, whereas Little Drops of Happiness and Wave Goodbye are tales of darkness from sunny Down Under. Strapping Lass and The Club are for those who prefer, shall we say, a little meat to the story…A special promotion of dark tales for Halloween.
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A Dystopian Novel Loaded With Adventure!
Scarlett Lewis, an ordinary grade school teacher, is so absorbed in hopelessness after being jilted by her fiance that she doesn’t realize the United States is succumbing to a horrific pandemic. The Super-Summer Flu is sweeping the nation; meanwhile, Scarlett mopes around her condo.
Until . . . she begins noticing the bizarre events unraveling around her.
During her desperate search to find her sister and the rest of civilization, she meets other survivors who may not have her best interests at heart. With hope as her last weapon of defense, Scarlett must learn how to survive in the Creeper-infested world without sacrificing her own humanity as she discovers the dark fate of the human race.
Only the Dead Don’t Die begins like an eerie Hitchcockian tale and morphs into a full-blown dystopian novel. Travel with the author’s real-life characters and become immersed in their perilous journey, for surviving the deadly pandemic’s aftermath is only the beginning. If you’re in the mood for a thrilling adventure like The Stand meets The Walking Dead—then this is the book for you!
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Estranged sisters, Edrea and Rena, are soon to learn that secrets lie within their ancestral tree. When Edrea is murdered and made vampire, she inherits a strange mind ability, which makes her desirable to dangerous immortals. When Rena goes in search of her “missing” sister, convinced Edrea is alive, she too puts herself in grave danger. In the world of the undead, the sisters not only must face their own inner darkness, but they are also caught amid an ancient vampire war, one they may never escape from.
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Do you dare enter these nightmares? Read the Bram Stoker award-winning collection of horror & suspense stories from the bestselling author whose tales “can chill the spine so effectively the reader should keep paramedics on standby!” – Dean Koontz. Among these 13 stories: A man gets more than he bargained for after his wife’s murder; a rare flower provides horrifying insight into lost love; a girl grows up haunted by a nightmarish figure; a journalist enters a jungle wilderness to meet a murderer of myth and legend…and more.
“Clegg’s (The Halloween Man, etc.) collection of 13 tales takes risks and is full of passions that sometimes burst forth… Clegg’s use of innovative metaphors catapults each story beyond a landscape crowded with the horror genre’s usual monsters and madmen into a territory he alone can claim.” – Publisher’s Weekly
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Famed novelist Jack Court has a secret: the wealthy writer is a serial killer. He has another hidden treasure, a small antediluvian creature that dwells within him and gives him youth, strength and a superhuman ability to avoid capture. On his trail is Sheriff Neil Trajan, who is certain Court murdered his wife three years earlier.
When the author is hit by a careless driver, the creature leaves him and through a series of events, ends up with lowly writer, Harold Godwine. Godwine begins to write faster and better, but is troubled by dreams of blood.
However, Jack is healing – and devolving into something not quite human. As Court seeks the young author, he leaves a trail of destruction, pursued by Trajan and his FBI associate, Bill Morris.
Will Jack Court do anything to retrieve the companion that inspires his dark desires?
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Set in the near future Vampires co-exist alongside Humans, although most are viewed with suspicion and fear.
Alyssa Deluca, head of the powerful Deluca clan, has sent her daughter, Nicole, from their magnificent home in Prague to the West Coast of America, seeking new opportunities to expand the family business.
But the lascivious blonde vampire is unable to control her impetuous urges, and soon finds her-self descending into uncontrollable chaos. As the dead bodies mount up, she befriends an amorous federal marshal, a cross- dressing bounty hunter and two ageing hit-men who fire one- liners as fast as their hollowed out bullets.
Managing to survive a posse of vampire hunters, a seven foot tall werewolf with a bad attitude and a vicious attack by a blood-gorged monster, Nicole suspects all is not well at home, and heads back to Prague for the ultimate showdown.
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They hunt like wolves. Their speed and strength tear away at any hope for survival, just as their teeth do flesh. The few cursed to maintain their humanity will need more than weapons and clever ideas to escape the gruesome fates attached to even a single mistake.
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