July Spotlight -Audio Books

This month we are focussing on audio books so check out the recommended listens below;

Short Horror Stories: Collections I-III 

Written by P.J. Blakey-Novis

Narrated by David Sweeny-Bear

Collections 24002Eighteen short horror stories, one terrifying collection. A set including all of the short stories from Embrace the Darkness, Tunnels, and The Artist in a single audiobook.

Embrace the Darkness: Step into the mind of the unstable, where nightmares become reality and reality is not always what it seems. Embrace the Darkness is a collection of six terrifying tales, exploring the darker side of human nature and the blurred line between dreams and actuality.

Tunnels: This audiobook takes you on six terrifying journeys full of terror and suspense. Join a group of ghost hunters, dare to visit the Monroe house on Halloween, peek inside the marble box, and feel the fear as you meet the creatures of the night.

The Artist: The nightmares continue in this third instalment of short horrors from P.J. Blakey-Novis. The Artist and Other Stories contains a terrifying mix of serial killers, sirens, ghosts, claustrophobia, supernatural powers, and revenge guaranteed to get your heart racing and set your nerves on edge. Buy here


Written by Theresa Jacobs

Narrated by Zachary Dylan Brown

keptTwelve massive ships leave the dying Earth, heading into the great unknown, seeking new life among the stars.

One of the ships, GIA, crashes on Kepler, which is already inhabited. Now at the mercy of the alien race, the humans are held in an underground cavern.

Would they still have gone knowing that they would be stripped of all humanity?

Under the constant eye of the aliens, a few men discover there may be a way out of the cavern.

But to where?

How will they escape, and what will they encounter if they succeed? Buy UK and US

The Soulless

Written by Mark Mackey & Shawn William Davis

Narrated by Krista Leona Anderson

mackayTim Burchett and Amber Louise Forest never suspected they had boarded a cruise ship headed straight to Hell. They couldn’t have been any more different. Tim was a former armored car driver laying low on the cruise ship after making off with half a million dollars of his employer’s stolen cash. Amber was the successful CEO of a multi-million dollar publishing company taking a much needed vacation from her high-stress job. Neither one could have predicted that their cruise ship would be hijacked by terrorists. Neither one could have predicted that they would have to rely on each other to survive. But the terrorists are the least of their problems. After the cruise ship’s controls are blasted and the ship is sent far off course, they find themselves shipwrecked on a remote Pacific island. On the island, Tim and Amber must survive outrageous terrors created by a twisted science that exceed a lunatic’s most deranged nightmares. Buy UK and US

Flash of Darkness

Written by Toneye Eyenot

Narrated by Steve Wojtas 

Falsh o dFlash fiction collection.

Lurk within my mind(s) and see the terrors that await thee…. Just keep in mind, once in my mind, you cannot flee….

Nightmare realities…. Demonic anomalies. Unquenchable thirst for blood and rabid hunger for warm, quivering flesh…. Descend into the foulest depths of hell.

Five flashes of terror to torment your mind…. Allow Eyenot to drag you through the darkness. You may never find your way back to the light. Buy UK and US

Elements of Horror Book One: Earth

Narrated by Matthew McClain

EoH_Earth 2400Earth, book one in the Elements of Horror series, is the first in a series of four horror anthologies based on the elements. In this audiobook, you will find a variety of stories from some of the best independent horror writers on the scene today, including Theresa Jacobs, R.C. Rumple, David F. Gray, and many more. Fall into sinkholes, brave the tales of witchcraft, grotesque creatures, and demons, and feel the terror of explorations gone wrong. Buy here


Written by Christina Bergling

Narrated by Kelsey Milligan

savagesAn incredibly touching, yet unapologetically brutal trek through a post-apocalyptic wasteland of a civilization that once was. Two strangers, reliant upon each other, for survival face impossible odds, driven by little more than the primitive desire to live, are hunted by vicious hordes of those who were once human – savages…Mindless murdering savages. Are they zombies? Are they still human?
Whatever the other survivors have become, they no longer speak; they only kill and live like animals.Parker and Marcus navigate through the ruins and battle through these lingering savages with no answers, searching for the last strain of humanity. Until one discovery changes everything…The infant’s cry shatters their already destroyed world. For Parker, the baby invokes the ghosts of her dead husband and sons.
For Iraq war veteran Marcus, the child embodies his hope and gives him innocence to protect. For both, they struggle to determine if faded notions like romance can even still exist in this bleak, dying world.In this grim post-apocalyptic portrait, the survivors face the horror of not knowing what happened to the world around them as they question whether humanity was ever human at all. Buy UK and US

Fortnightly Update #8

Today’s update coincides with a book launch and quite a bit of news!

Firstly, today sees the release of the third book in the A-Z of Horror Series: C is for Cannibals. You can grab a copy for your Kindle, read in Kindle Unlimited, or get the paperback on Amazon. There will be an online launch party at 9.30pm today (UK time), filled with competitions and book chatter, over on Facebook.


We have been working on the website over the last couple of weeks so you may notice a few changes. The book reviews and book shop pages have been tidied up and sorted by author. E-books are now available through the book shop page as well, at lower prices than on Amazon. We have also added some merchandise – mugs are available now and we will be adding T-shirts and some other bits over the next few weeks.

Last week saw the Audible releases of the first two books in the Elements of Horror Series (Earth & Air) so we have a few review copies to give away for those. Get in touch via the Contact page to request a free code.  We currently have a few other titles in production on Audible (A is for Aliens, Elements of Horror: Fire, and Madman Across the Water by Caroline Angel) so keep an eye out for news on those.

Become Janine’s Patron And DIE!

Janine has recently relaunched her Patreon page, offering a personalised 500 word (approximately) story where she will kill you using a monster of your choice!

So far, she has had the cthulhu, kraken, werewolf and even an evil twin!

Quote: “They have all been a lot of fun to write and the Patrons have been very happy with their demise. All of this for pledging just $1 dollar a month. It’s a bargain really.”

patreonHello and welcome to Janine’s Ghost Stories Patreon page. I am a writer, blogger and reviewer. I have several shorts, flash and drabbles being released this year. I also love to support my fellow authors in the Horror Community by interviewing them and promoting their books. Sharing is caring! All of this is great fun but largely unpaid. By becoming a Patreon, you will be helping me continue on this journey. AS A THANK YOU, I WILL WRITE YOU A FLASH (500 WORD) STORY. It will be a fun, dark and possibly amusing tale in which I will kill you. All for a dollar!!! Thank you so very much and arooooooooooooooo!!!

If you would like to ask Janine a question or you would prefer a one-off story instead, you can reach her on Twitter.