January Spotlight – Recent Releases

Starting the New Year with a new book? How about one of these recent releases?

Tales of New Albion Volume 2 by Daren Callow

New albion 2Welcome back to the furiously exciting, madcap world of New Albion. It’s much the same as when we left it, only this time the Martian’s have invaded. Yes, again. So, it’s up to the usual cast of crazy inventors, streetwise adventurers, rusting mercenaries, space cats and detective dogs to try and kick them back to where they came from. Mars presumably. All whilst trying to hide their annoyance that their lives have been so rudely interrupted. How do things turn out in Tales Of New Albion – Volume 2? You’ll just have to dive in and find out. Buy UK and US


The Lion’s Purpose by Billie Willow

LionIn one night, Lara’s life shifted…literally. In the space of a few hours, her parents are killed by a drunk driver, she is attacked and bitten by a wild animal and then left to bleed out. Instead, she transforms into a Panther. Thrown into a world she has no knowledge of, she is kidnapped and imprisoned by an underground anti-shifter organisation, in the cell next door to a handsome, charming Lion Shifter called Archer. Lara finds herself drawn to Archer, but when he announces they are ‘fated mates’, she immediately thinks the notion ridiculous…isn’t it?

Archer never believed in fated mates…but that was before he met her. Being a rogue shifter meant learning to be alone, something he’d known ever since he escaped his drunk and abusive father as a teenager. When Archer is drugged and locked in a cell next to an endearing woman, everything in his body screams mine, but when she claims the whole idea of fated mates is a farce, he is forced to let go of his instinct to be with her, even if it kills him.

As Archer and Lara risk their lives and face demons from their past, their chemistry builds to fever pitch but will a secret from Archer’s past destroy everything?

The Lion’s Purpose is the first book in the Crew of Rogues series. Buy UK and US

Jamaican Complexity by Hazel Foster

Jamaican ComplexityWhat happens when family secrets spill into the Cliff sisters every day life? Chaos, lust, family arrangements, and ghosts from the past all come forth to tear all families apart.

Erin’s all business and turns everything she touch into a successful brand. A crush turns into a blessing in disguise for Erin. Drake Clarke Jr. helped her more than he knows through her tough training. Can he help Erin overcome her fear of settling down?

Marisa is trained to be ready for any and everything except an unexpected love. She is a runner from anything that disrupts her peace. She plans for a vacation of peace without interruption but things turn for the worst causing her to lose all patience for fake family.

Eden is technology savvy, logical, and ready for any and everything thrown her way. She loves the freedom, perks, and adventures the right man brings her way. Jordan Monroe demands Eden “his little garden’s” attention by any means necessary. Will he have what it takes to win over her rebellious heart or walk away?

Will the bonds created be strong enough to overcome the hurtful betrayal of individuals who say they love you? Buy UK and US

The Adventures of Bentley Hippo by Argyro Graphy

bentleyA children’s book series focusing on acceptance, uniqueness and individuality.
Bentley the hippo sets out on an adventure to the moon. Through this journey, he meets unique characters that need to learn valuable lessons such as sharing and respect. Bentley’s goal is to have us feel a sense of belonging. That different is OK, and respecting each other, no matter of size, color, shape, gender or religion, will create unity, love and harmony.
Bentley’s bubbly personality inspires children to be curious as to what will happen next.
A must-read for children of all ages. Buy UK and US

Billionaire’s Pleasure by J.M. Ralley

BillionairesPlayboy billionaire, James Farmer, gets what he wants – when he wants it. Woman are at his beck and call, but he refuses to get to close. After all, his former criminal lifestyle makes it impossible to have anything more. But when he encounters the feisty shop owner., he knows he’s meet his match.

Alison Meadows will not be played by some high-rolling businessman. When her insurance premium is jacked up, she’s hellbent on fighting the ass who’s trying to take her down. Meeting the sexy and charming James in an elevator changes everything. When the lift plummets, Alison is more than free falling.

Suddenly, danger sets in as someone doesn’t want Alison and James together. The enemy will stop at nothing to destroy them. While James vows to protect the one woman who’s stolen his heart, Alison fights for answers. But the truth could ruin everything they’ve worked for. Can they confront their past for a chance at a future together?

Contains references to BDSM. 18+ Buy UK and US

Elements of Horror Book Four: Water – An Anthology

Elements Of Horror-WaterJPGElements of Horror Book Four: Water, is the fourth in a series of four horror anthologies based on the Elements. Within these pages you will find a variety of stories from some of the best independent horror writers on the scene today. Immerse yourself in tales of shipwrecks, evil spirits, terrifying aquatic creatures, and much more. Buy here



100 Word Horrors 4 compiled by Kevin J. Kennedy

100 word horrors 4100 Word Horrors: Book 4 brings you over one hundred new drabbles from a wealth of horror authors. Some new, some old, but all great. Each and every one of us hope you have a blast with the final instalment in the series. Buy UK and US




Check back next month for our spotlighted promotions which are listed below;

February – Women in Horror Month

March – 99p/c e-books

April – Novellas

May – Poetry

June – Anthologies

July – Audio Books

August – Books in a Series

September – Standalone Short Stories

October – 31 Days of Horror

November – Fantasy Books

December – Children’s Books

December spotlight – Children’s Books

December sees us move our spotlight to Children’s Books – ideal purchases as Christmas presents. The books listed below cover a range of sub-genres and age ranges, so you’ll easily find that perfect gift.

Grace & Bobo: The Trip to the Future by P.J. Blakey-Novis

GraceBobo_Future_eBOOK-COVER[487]When Grace’s teacher asks her to write about the future, it’s the perfect opportunity to build her own time machine! Join Grace and her pet monkey Bobo as they set off on a thrilling adventure to a strange land and learn a valuable lesson from the creatures they meet. Buy here 



Legend of the Night Unicorn by Sarah Northwood

Legend of the Night Unicorn with badgeMartha is excited about her trip on the steam train up Mystic Mountain. She finds out from a kind old man how the train got its name. Legend has it there’s a night unicorn who lives on the mountain.

After Martha arrives at the top of the mountain peak, she has one burning question. All she wants to do is find out if the legend is true.

Are unicorns real? Buy here

The Old One and the Sea by Lex H. Jones

Old OneHoward is a lonely, isolated boy who lives in the run-down seaside town of Innsmouth. Most of the town’s men left to fight the Great War and didn’t come back, and those that did, like Howard’s neighbour Mr Derleth, brought their own scars and strange stories with them. None quite so strange as what is about to happen to Howard, however.

An undersea earthquake brings a strange black reef to the surface just off the coast of Innsmouth, and with it something else.  Something old, and forgotten, and every bit as lonely as the young boy who discovers it. What follows is a unique and secret friendship that will change the life of both Howard and his bizarre new friend forever. Buy UK and US

The Bee’s Avenue: Beeware of Stings by Soumya Balamurugan

beesThe fragranced flowers, aromatic air, glistening grass, the silent stream, colorful creatures, nourishing climate, endless stretching field, grabbed the eyes of the queen bee towards the field.

Its hive was built over a tall and supreme tree. The six eggs which hatched first were lively and curious to look over the field. They stepped out of the hive, and their restless eyes started admiring the whole field with passion. They found it more pleasing when they joined their seventh friend and nipped out of the hive.

The bees lost hope and came to know the real issue their hive was to face. All their struggles to save their hive have failed. An unexpected turn of events changed their lives forever. Buy UK and US

Emo the Emotional Elf by Faye Farmer

Test Cover for EmoEmo the Emotional Elf is a unique book primarily aimed at children and written by a parent who wanted to help her children and other families going through similar problems we all encounter in our everyday lives. Elves, which are sure to appeal to children worldwide, are used to bring the fun into reading and learning at the same time. There is an underlying message which is to help children to accept loss, to teach them to be kind and compassionate and above all to encourage a sense of self-worth and self respect. A must read for all parents. Buy UK and US

The Lonely Leaf by Theresa Jacobs

The Lonely LeafLouis is a small leaf that is bullied and feels his life is worthless. When he meets a new friend and turns out to be stronger than he ever could have imagined. .The little leaf has a big adventure and ends up saving a life, proving that small is good too. Buy UK and US



Queen Vernita Conquers the Volcanic Islands by Dr Dawn Menge 

Queen V newThe Queen of the Land of Quails is preparing to travel to the mysterious Volcanic Islands to meet twelve of her wonderful new friends. After she leaves her loyal subjects in charge of keeping her castle safe from harm for the next year, Queen Vermita boards a boat and heads out on her latest adventure.

The Queen’s first stop is to visit her friend Nicole at the black sand beach at the bottom of a beautiful valley where she learns all about the hawksbill sea turtles and hawaiian monk seal. Her journey takes her to a new place every month, where she explores volcanoes, pink and orange sand beaches, walks along the hot lava, scuba dives under the sea, and learns about all the flora and fauna that call the islands their home. Along the way, the Queen meets many amazing new friends who are each special in their own way.

In this continuing tale, an adventuresome queen travels outside her castle to the Volcanic Islands, where she learns how important it is to respect the natural wonders of her kingdom. Buy here

Mousey Mousey and the Witches’ Spells by Heather Flood

MM Witches Spells NEW ED coverFour great stories about an adorable lady mouse. This new edition contains an extra chapter telling how Mousey Mousey and her friends go on a day trip to the seaside which almost ends in disaster. It results in a thrilling cliff-top drama. There are three other wonderful stories as the delightful little mouse has her world turned upside down by naughty witch Agatha. Mousey Mousey has all her lovely pink possessions in her cottage changed to black. Things get far worse when the little mouse is kidnapped by a huge parrot and flown to the Land of the Hook Nosed Giants, but she hopes that friendly witch Bernice will rescue her. Agatha can’t stop interfering, and her mischievous spells cause chaos at the village fete. But will Mousey Mousey’s kindness win through in the end? Children are finding Mousey Mousey as cute as the mouse in Julia Donaldson’s The Gruffalo. No wonder Heather Flood’s books are being acclaimed as the best for youngsters since Enid Blyton’s Noddy and Beatrix Potter’s The Tale of Peter Rabbit. Buy UK and US

Captain Jim’s Canal by Rob Morgan

JimCaptain Jim’s Canal who is the owner of a quaint Canal Canoe Club also known as the C.C.C. This first book delivers the plot and short story of Captain Jim and his adventures along the Canal. Two customers loan out a canoe and are issued instructions not to venture past the Second Bridge, would they and do they? Who knows? Buy UK and US


Jody Richards and the Secret Potion by Tony Flood

SECRET POTION cover J Whitfield HIGH RESJody is a bubbly 10-year-old girl with the unfortunate habit of saying the wrong thing at the wrong time. Desperate to find her missing brother James, Jody’s vivid dreams take her to Tamila, a mysterious land inhabited by magical wizards, mischievous pixies, nasty witches and helpful fairies. There, Jody falls foul of Hugo Toby, an evil wizard who – along with his vile brother Augustine the Awful – makes the quest to find her brother even more tricky. Thankfully, not everyone in Tamila is bad, and Jody is helped on her quest by the Bag Man, a mysterious friend who seems to be able to pull almost anything out of his carrier bags!

This beautifully written children’s tale of good versus evil will delight people of all ages, and is the perfect addition to any adventure-loving reader’s bookshelf. Buy UK and US

On Brighton Streets by Nisse Visser

obsAmy Wheatley is proud to be from Brighton, but doesn’t know what to make of the growing number of homeless people in the city centre. Why don’t these people have a place to live? Where are they from? Why do so many people ignore them entirely, as if they were invisible?

Even though Amy is still overwhelmed by her transfer to secondary school, she sets out to make sense of the changing world around her, a quest which will open her eyes as to what is happening on the streets of Brighton.

Written on behalf of Invisible Voices of Brighton & Hove by Nisse Visser, author of local bestseller Will’s War in Brighton, and Cair Going, former secondary school teacher and founding member of Invisible Voices of Brighton & Hove.

Suitable for ages eleven-and-a-half to one hundred and a bit. Buy UK and US

The Big and The Little Monster Go On A Picnic by Adam D. Searle

Adam searleYou can find Adam’s new release, alongside his other delightful children’s books, here




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January – New Releases (books less than 30 days old)

February – Women in Horror Month

March – 99p/c e-books

April – Novellas

May – Poetry

June – Anthologies

July – Audio Books

August – Books in a Series

September – Standalone Short Stories (under 10k words)

October – 31 Days of Horror

November – Fantasy

December – Children’s Books



November Spotlight – Fantasy Books

November sees us move the spotlight to fantasy books. Dive into tales of magical realms, mythical creatures, and otherworldly adventures here.

A Rose By Any Other Name by Joanne Van Leerdam

roseSinister hands snatch a newborn child and carry her to a tower where she lives in loneliness.
Enmity between feuding families results in an elopement that ends in ways that nobody could foresee.

You think you know these stories… but do you really?

The destinies of these star-crossed teenagers entwine in this tale that reveals the story that Shakespeare and the Brothers Grimm never told. Buy here

The Westwood Witches by Sarah Northwood

WestwoodAero trembled as she held the box sealed inside black paper. The dilemma was a difficult one – her mum had told her the box contained secrets she might not be ready for. Once she opened it, there would be no going back…
Aero has always felt like a misfit and an outsider. Thankfully, having a best friend like Lilly, along with a grandma like Joanna, makes life worth living. But a terrible event tears her world apart, and Aero Westwood is about to discover that her family has more secrets than most. Buy here

Heirs of Jior by Wendy L. Anderson

Heirs of JiorPerilous adventures await Lorn and Lily’s children in the third installment of the Kingdom of Jior series.

This set of adventures starts out with Princess Lyra Song, young and beautiful, stepping into maturity. She and her family attend the funeral of a dear friend. During this sad time, she pursues her hopes and dreams endeavoring to explore a betrothal with the Heir of Krickgold. However, when she is mistaken for a witch by a Lord from a neighboring country, her dreams are dangerously interrupted. Waylaid, taken prisoner and thrown into an iron cage, the delicate Princess of Jior is charged with a crime she didn’t commit and she must do whatever it takes to escape or be wrongfully executed.

Prince Vannier of Jior, known to the Ny-Failen as Little Wing, has been devastated by what happened to his sister Lyra Song, but life must go on and he goes forward with his plan to marry his childhood love. The day of the wedding ceremony he finds his betrothed with another man and now he must face devastating reality and some difficult choices. When his younger brother Dark Star goes missing, Vannier must set aside his own problems to go into the Violent Mountains and find who has taken his little brother. Amidst the turmoil of the hunt, Vannier must face danger, loss, and possible heart break.

Dark Star, the youngest Prince of Jior, has been changed forever by the events of his capture and he remains troubled and unable to find peace. A mysterious compelling draws him away from the safety of his home and family. He sets off on his own to investigate and finds a black castle and a beautiful sorceress in dire need of his help. Dark Star must face a demon from the Hells to free them both.

After two other heart wrenching, adventure packed books “Heirs of Jior” promises another enrapturing escape into the Kingdom of Jior. Buy UK and US

Something Wicked by S. K. Gregory

SamSomething Wicked this way comes…

Venture into the dark world of witches with this spellbinding collection of stories.

A witch with the gift of second sight, finds himself in a predicament he may not be able to escape from.

What would you do for $5 million? When a demon offers one witch the chance to fix all her problems, it comes at a price. She must give him a child.

Three teenage girls are lured to the dark side by a mysterious boy. What secrets is he hiding? And what does he have planned for them?

Men flock to Circe, but she knows exactly how to deal with them. When a woman comes to her, seeking revenge against her lover, Circe finds herself in deep trouble.

You’ve heard of Morgana, now meet her mother. Darkness runs through her veins.

Featuring an exclusive short story from Kat Gracey, An Ill Wind.

A mysterious woman shows up on Daniel’s doorstep, but is she all that she seems?

One click today and stay for a spell. Buy UK and US

The Thibela by Millicent Segwane

millicentMarian is a goddess that cannot stand humans but in order to save the life of her grandmother she is sent to earth to look for the Thibela, a special rock that will save her grandmother.

All hell breaks loose when she gets to earth only to find that her mother a former goddess has turned into a human and she has gotten married to another man and they have children. Marian soon forgets her mission as she plots to end the human race to avenge her sister’s death caused by her mother’s love for a human. Buy here

High Summons by Eli Celata

High Summons _ Eli Celata _ CoverWhat price would you pay for magic?

Born with magic, Jon never asked the cost. His dad vanished. Monsters lurked in the dark, waiting for him to notice, but as long as he kept his eyes forward, as long as he pretended to be a normal human, they forgot he was even there. Until they didn’t.

Ruthless rogue wizards and hordes of demons flood the city. Put in the cross-hairs of a demon hunter, Jon jumps at the chance to apprentice, but the demon hunter, Jordan, didn’t show up by chance. He’s got his own agenda in Rochester, and dealing with a group of rogues desperate enough to set the city ablaze is just the beginning. Wild nights drag Jon deeper into the world where his father vanished. Maybe he’s becoming an addict.

Maybe magic just comes with a price. Either way, he’s hooked. Buy UK and US

Summer’s End by Kristy Brown

screenshot_2019-06-21-11-53-27.pngShe wakes up in the hospital, badly burned with no identity.

He’s been trained to kill her before she burns the world to ashes.

When they finally meet, will he be able to take her life now that he’s started to feel for her?

His fate is already written.

The prophecy is already set.

Love between them is forbidden. Buy UK and US

The Palatinii Cycle by G’vonni Avner

41n-CLwjLOL._SX311_BO1,204,203,200_Katie was a normal girl living a normal life – graduating high school, dating and working. But unbeknownst to her, she wasn’t even born on Earth. After learning of her past, along with some unfortunate circumstances, Katie is sent back to her home world, where she sets out on a race to save her father, and the world itself, from a wicked Queen who plans to unleash evil upon it. Throughout her journey, Katie will have to learn to fully control her powers while encountering magical beasts, malevolent spirits and a fabled ship of vile pirates, along with new threats she never even imagined. But no one could stop the Queen before, so what makes Katie so different? Buy UK and US

Where I Belong by Willow Woods

Where_I_Belong_eBook.pngWhen Alexandra’s betrothal to the King of Saphyre is announced she is less than overjoyed. Desperate to escape her marriage to the tyrannical king, she flees. But, after a spell goes awry, Alexandra finds herself lost in a strange world with no memory of who she is. Alexandra begins to adapt to a life she knows isn’t hers. When the mysterious Carlyle arrives, claiming to be her jilted fiancé, she begins to doubt whether her reality is what she truly wants. After Carlyle refuses to take no for an answer, Alexandra finds herself transported to a realm of magic and corruption. Unable to escape her destiny of becoming queen, Alexandra is determined to end Carlyle’s tyrannical reign over Saphyre. Thrust into the heart of a five-hundred-year-old rebellion, led by Caleb, who claims to be Saphyre’s rightful King, Alexandra is faced with a difficult choice – who is Saphyre’s true ruler? Buy UK and US

The Shadow Courtesan by Willow Woods

shadowA century after seeing her home destroyed and family slaughtered, Reina is forced to return to the very place she swore never to go back to: Tenebrae, a place of eternal darkness where vampires thrive and humans are forced to live as slaves.

Although Reina is now a vampire, the very creature she loathes, the vampires of Tenebrae do not recognise her as one of their own.

Determined to end slavery and destroy Tenebrae, Reina catches the attention of Master Vrykólakas, the man responsible for the deaths of her family and village, who gives her an impossible ultimatum: become his favourite courtesan or condemn the man who is both her Creator and lover to death. Buy UK and US

The Combat of Magic and Miracles by Samuel Dharmendar

The Combat of Magic and Miracles_cover2_Rev_2.inddSince long before the first stories were whispered to the young of Bethel, war between the mighty birds and the venomous reptiles raged. However, it was not until the queen of serpents, Diana, was challenged by the younger Deborah, that the combat of magic and miracles began in earnest. Deborah’s father Francis, taken captive by Diana, was just the latest addition to Diana’s evil caves, the home of so many captured souls. Diana needed their corrupted blood to increase the power of her magic and moans of their tortured spirits pleasured her. In desperation, Deborah discovers the ‘Book of Redemption’ from which she learns secrets she needs to burn the caves of Diana and rescue the captives. Her heart full and mind sharply focused, Deborah, sets out on her expedition but soon loses her way when she meets the man of her dreams. The mighty King Melchizedek comes to Deborah’s aid when he reveals to her that she is more than an ordinary human. Will Deborah be able to conquer Diana? The Combat of Magic and Miracles is an enthralling journey of Deborah, filled with fantasy romance, mystical adventure, and jaw-dropping twists that will keep you glued to this epic until the very last minute. Buy UK and US

Keep an eye out for our future monthly spotlights, and if you have a book you’d like included please email with the cover and a link, stating which month is the best fit.

December – Children’s Books

January – New Releases (Books out within the last 30 days)

February – Women in Horror Month

March – 99p/c e-books

April – Novellas

May – Poetry Collections

June – Anthologies

July – Audio Books

August – Books in a Series

September – Standalone Short Stories (under 10k words)

October – 31 Days of Horror

31 Days of Horror – 2019

31 Days Of 2019

It’s the most exciting time of the year – the run-up to Halloween! This month we celebrate with our third annual 31 Days of Horror – 31 Books, 31 Authors – bringing you the best in independent horror. Grab some books from the list, draw the curtains, and settle in for some spookily terrific reading.

The Volunteer by Sarah Northwood

volunteer[656] new ebook cover 23.01.17It’s so hard trying to keep up with my studies and earn enough money to stay out of debt. At times like this, I wish Mum and Dad were still around, but no amount of wishing will change what’s happened. They are gone, and sooner or later I’m going to have to get used to that.
The advert for those volunteer studies looks promising though. They only test the drugs they already know are safe, don’t they? It’s loads of money too, just for a few days. It really could get me out of a hole and maybe it will give me time to think about things, get my head straight. Buy here

Four by P.J. Blakey-Novis

fourFrom the author of Embrace the Darkness, Tunnels, and The Artist comes Four. Four friends spend a night away camping in the English countryside, each taking a turn to tell a horror story that will terrify the others. But the group soon discover that there is more to be afraid of than just some campfire tales, and that no one is as innocent as they seem. Buy here



Lac Du Mort & Other Stories by Joanne Van Leerdam

Lac Du Mort 6x9From the macabre to the deeply disturbing, Lac Du Mort and Other Stories delivers eight chilling tales that will please lovers of horror and dark fiction. Buy here




Hag’s Breath: A Collection of Witchcraft and Wickedness by S.P. Oldham

hags breath‘She goes barefoot, preferring to feel how the grasses and rushes bend at her touch, the small creatures writhe and struggle at her weight. She relishes how the cool, damp earth gives way to her…

Sibilanta stands on a rock at the river’s edge. At her closeness the water line retreats, leaving a border of wet mud. She stares out across the night, the deep blue sky mirroring the shade of her cloak; except the sky is scattered with stars, glittering cold and silver. It is dimly lit by a low and wary moon, while Sibilanta’s cloak is unadorned and simple.’

Chilling; sinister; eerie; this work of fiction presents you with five compelling stories. If you thought a witch was a character from your childhood, something to scare children with, then think again. ..

Witches come in all shapes and sizes; all manner of bearing; grace of stature; deviance of thought. Wickedness of deed. In these imaginative, beautifully crafted stories you will indeed encounter witches of all kinds; be they protectors or hunters, ancient or modern, evil or cursed. Some are born to their calling, others need some persuading. In a variety of settings ranging from the snow covered forests of Norway to a medieval peasant village, you will be taken across time to bear witness as their stories unfold.

Prepare to immerse yourself in a richly imaginative collection of tales that will remind you just why you were once so scared of witches… and why you should still be so. Buy UK and US

Elements of Horror Book One: Earth

Elements of Horror - EarthElements of Horror Book One: Earth, is the first in a series of four horror anthologies based on the Elements. Within these pages 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



Train of Blood by R.C. Rumple

Train of Blood Kindle CoverOne of the last wagon trains heads west facing numerous dangers. The wagon master has dealt with most on previous trips … disgruntled travel companions, terrible weather, deadly reptiles, vicious wild animals … all common to him. Yet, there is a new beast stalking in the darkness. A creature created by the magic of the medicine men of numerous tribes, more savage and dangerous than he’s ever faced. Will any survive? Buy UK and US


Cheater, Cheater by Scott Donnelly

Cheater CheaterA mysterious serial killer has violently claimed the lives of five random residents in the sleepy town of Maple Oaks, Vermont. Then, all goes silent. Five years later, a former resident, Joseph Givens, returns after trying to better himself, and shake the demons that consumed his teen years. And almost like a trigger, his return sparks a new series of brutal crimes. Joseph is being stalked, and the people around him are being hunted. Who is the killer who hides under a tattered pumpkin mask, and carries a sharp hunting knife? And why has Joseph been targeted?

Cheater, Cheater was inspired by the whodunnit slasher films of the 90s, and beta-readers have said: “Twists and turns all over!” “I didn’t see the ending coming!” & “Every time I thought I knew who did it, I had to change my mind. Kept me guessing until the very end!” Buy UK and US

The Meyerstown Secret by Howard Carlyle

MeyerstownThe Meyerstown Psychiatric Hospital will now become notorious for the horrific events which took place there. For years, the hospital’s history has been shrouded in a cloak of secrecy, until now. For those who worked there, it was a case of ‘whatever happens in Meyerstown, stays in Meyerstown… or face the consequences!’ For the first time ever, from first-hand accounts, diary entries and interviews, this book exposes the dark and disturbing events that occurred. The Meyerstown Secret is now finally revealed. Buy here


The Zombie Effect by Theresa Jacobs

zombie effectThe game they never should have played.

Caleb adores his friends even though he spends most of his time as a mediator to their bickering.
The one thing they all have in common is their love of zombies.
The choice to begin a zombie boy’s club is unanimous.
However, his friends take a simple game of scaring people too far.

When the fun changes to hurting innocent people, Caleb wants it to stop.
But they won’t listen, and the games grow darker still.
Caleb is afraid to tell anyone, and afraid to continue down the same path.

Will he be able to get out of the club and stop his friends ​before they go too far? Buy UK and US

Gamble’s Run by David F. Gray

GamblesReeling from the tragic loss of his infant daughter Molly and the disappearance of his wife Melody, Garrett Webb begins a journey that will ultimately bring him to Gamble’s Run, a long-abandoned canal hidden deep in central Florida.

If he has any hope of finding his wife, he must penetrate the mysteries surrounding the canal and confront the evil that has festered there for untold centuries.

Webb will make deadly enemies, but will also gain steadfast friends and allies, and together they will confront a power that exists beyond time and space.

Unearthly forces clash in ancient conflict with a single question hanging in the balance: What dwells beneath the forgotten waters of Gamble’s Run? Buy UK and US

Dark Thoughts: A Collection of Horror Stories by Kevin J. Kennedy

dark thoughtsd update frontKevin J. Kennedy has put together some of the horror world’s bestselling anthologies over recent years. Now, for the first time, he has collected some of his own short stories in one place. Dark Thoughts features a brand new, eight thousand word, tribute story to Richard Laymon’s Dark Mountain. Buy UK and US




Mr. Nice Guy: An Extreme Horror Tale by Allisha McAdoo 

mr nice guy*Warning* This story contains graphic material, it may bring on nightmares, irrational fears, loss of appetite and finishing this story without getting a wink of sleep. Luke grew up in an abusive home to where his mom and stepdad hurt him in every way possible. Finally once all grown up he decides he isn’t going to take it anymore. As he lives his life the best that he can he runs into a bad situation after a bad situation, to the point where being abused when he was younger seemed like a vacation. Will he survive or end up in the electric chair? This story will keep you guessing and on the edge of your seat. This is nothing like you have ever experienced. Buy UK and US

The Babysitter by Ed Bar

babysitterEvery young boy has had a crush on his babysitter, and Billy was no different. Feeling bitter that he even needed a babysitter at the age of twelve, and that Janet no longer saw him as a friend or treated him like an equal, Billy made plans to hedge in on her evening of hanging out with her friends.

Armed with a drone equipped with a spy camera and the contents of his dad’s liquor cabinet, he set out on a mission to find maturity. And if that mission let him stumble upon a little bare skin, so be it.

Things would take a drastic turn for Billy as one of Janet’s friends pulls out a Ouija board. Summoning make-believe spirits was one thing, but what this group of teens were about to summon would break the bonds of friendship and lay waste to a house full of the wasted.

The Babysitter is a twisted new take on demonic possession with a humorous undertone to offset the horrific events that Billy was about to witness first-hand. Buy here

Berserker: Green Hell by Lee Franklin

berserkerA terrifying debut novel set during the Vietnam War. Australian Lance Corporal Terence ‘Pinny’ Pinfold and his squad find themselves in the midst of the living hell of the Vietnam War. Known as Reapers, their job is to go in after the firefights, collect dog tags and any evidence of war crimes. As each soldier tries to make some sense out of a senseless war, there are more questions than answers as mutilated, butchered bodies are discovered the further to the North they venture. Pinny soon finds himself at the very core of the real war – in a secret underground facility amongst hybrid creatures which belong only in the very worse nightmares. With Pinny’s aboriginal bloodline, the enigmatic Doctor Jacinta Harding believes she has found the perfect specimen… Pinny might survive the war, but he might not save himself.  Buy UK and US

Mad Whisperings: A Collection

madwhisperingsYou like stories told to you at night, just before the lights blink out. But tonight, things won’t be the same. A stranger bearing four candles makes himself at home and, shrouded by darkness, the last hope flickering within those tiny flames, tells you four insane tales. Each ending blows a candle out. Before it’s over, insomnia will have you wrapped around its finger forever.The question is, do you plow through to the end. . . or die screaming? Buy UK and US


Infected Waters: A Titanic Disaster by Alathia Paris Morgan

IW-Final-KindleHistorians believe they know what happened aboard the Titanic on its doomed voyage that cold April night. However, something far more sinister than an iceberg came for all those aboard that White Star Line vessel. Buy here




The Devil’s Lieutenant by Suzi Albracht

0000 devil 333 500A series of murders with no bodies… two cops out to save the world… the whisper of the devil’s name hangs in the air… a diabolical psychopath out to domineer the world and destroy those who oppose him.
Jake Holyfield has a beautiful wife, a precious daughter, and a new baby on the way. He is also a rookie Homicide Detective working his first assignment… a murder case with no bodies. There are murmurings about the occult being involved, but Jake doesn’t believe it… not yet.
More murders take place… still no bodies to be found. Then his best friend, Max, who doesn’t have a job or means to get money is suddenly flush with cash. When Jake confronts him, he dodges his questions. At the same Jake’s brother, Bobby is hiding a secret of his own. Concerned, Jake wants to figure out what is going on with the two of them, but he doesn’t have the time because another crime scene has been discovered. Meanwhile, an angel appears to Jake and proclaims that he will get help from an unexpected source, another detective. When Jake gets close to uncovering the source of the murders, someone breaks into his home and assaults his pregnant wife sending him a warning to back-off. Will Jake be forced to single-handedly rise up and wage war to save the souls of his loved ones? Or will the unexpected savior show up in time to help Jake?
If you enjoy characters with intense, personal relationships that intertwine in unexpected ways and exciting, heart-stomping scenes, The Devil’s Lieutenant is for you. It has a strong storyline that will keep you guessing. It is a stay-up-all-night-reading novel for those who love horror.
The Devil’s Lieutenant is Book 2 in The Devil’s Due Collection. Buy here

The Deal Maker by Lou Yardley

dealmakerEveryone has a price. What’s yours?

“The Deal Maker” is the new demonic tale from the mind that brought you “Hellhound”, “When the Sun Sets” and “We All Scream for Ice Cream”.

Ted’s girlfriend has vanished from the face of the earth and conventional methods of finding her have failed miserably. So when a devilish entity that calls itself Jack appears and offers him a solution, Ted finds himself agreeing to its terms, no matter how bloody and painful they may be. How far will he go to find her?

Kelly lives for one thing and one thing only: Vengeance. The trouble is those who should be feeling her wrath are remarkably good at hiding. Is she prepared to lose everything to find them?

“The Deal Maker” looks at how far people are willing to go to chase their goals. How much are we prepared to lose until we cease to be human? What are we willing to give up?

If demons, gore and hellish creatures are your thing, dive right in! Buy here

Wolvz: Whispers of War by Toneye Eyenot

wolvzThe war on humanity has begun… Wolfhaven – ground zero – none in this town will survive the wrath of the pack. The first slaughter sparks the beginning of the end for humanity as the Wolfhaven pack descends upon the unsuspecting townsfolk to exact revenge for the killing of one of our own – Pharo, the mother of the pack, once feared and respected by our kind throughout the region, is no more.
Claude’s plan is bold yet carefully thought out; to spread from Wolfhaven, town by town, village by village, city by city; to rid the world of the human plague and put an end to the desecration of this wondrous planet. It all begins here.
As the ranks swell, the surrounding packs forming alliances and consolidating, select humans are spared annihilation to be turned and assimilated as the moon casts her influence.
Will our beloved Alpha’s grand plan come to fruition? Or, will pettiness, arrogance, and territorial pissing end this war before it begins? I am Shona, first daughter of Pharo, and here my story begins… Buy here

Crashed by S.K. Gregory

CrashedWhen Crystal crashes into Jax, she is worried that she will go to jail for drunk driving, but she has bigger things to worry about. Jax may seem like a normal teen, but he is hiding a secret. Injured in the crash, his wolf side is unleashed. Crystal is in danger, will she survive the night? Buy UK and US



Starblood: The Graphic Novel by Carmilla Voiez and Anna Prashkovich

Starblood GraphicSatori is desperate to win back his ex girlfriend, Star. He tries to summon a demon to command its help, but manages to bring Lilith, queen of the demons, into his bedroom, unleashing her on Earth. Lilith seduces Star and takes her on a wild murder spree that culminates in Scotland. Can Satori save Star and himself or will Lilith destroy them both? With stunning art by Anna Prashkovich, this graphic novel adaptation of Carmilla Voiez’s novel Starblood is a treat for mature audiences. 18+. Includes some nudity. Buy UK and US

Rise of the River Man by L.S. O’Dea

FromAmazon_withManyBooksReadersChoiceAward_flattenedIf you like short, disturbing stories similar to the Twilight Zone and Tales from the Crypt, then you’ll love this series.

Welcome to the Conguise’s Laboratory Level Five….

In a world filled with human-animal hybrids, Guards are bred to serve the Almightys until they’re no longer wanted.

Mutter waits for his execution. It’s inevitable. He was a fighter and he lost. No one wants an ex-fighter. He’s too big, mean and ugly. Death will be the only way he gets out of this cell, but then the unthinkable happens. An Almighty visits in the dead of night and offers him a chance to leave. A chance to live.

All he has to do is obey and Guards were bred to obey.

When Mutter is taken to his new home, something isn’t right. There’s food and a bed but there are sounds and smells from the other cages. Things that move like nothing he’s ever encountered.

For the first time in his life, he’s afraid. Afraid of the creatures that lurk nearby. Afraid of the shots his new master is giving him.

He knows he’s supposed to obey, to always follow their rules but if he doesn’t escape, he’ll become food for one of those things in the other cages. Or worse… turn into one of them. Buy here

Husker by Marc W. Johnson

huskerAs a young teenager, running away after her mother died and never returning home, Jennifer Rollins’ fear of forfeiting her mind to the schizophrenia that took her mother has followed Jennifer throughout her life. Jennifer got some lucky breaks. She became a popular model, but her fears, and lifestyle in the fast lane finally take their toll. While Jennifer is recovering she receives news of her father’s brutal murder and comes home. Jennifer’s true nightmare begins. As she reconnects with old friends and her beau from high school, Jennifer sees horrific images, hears terrifying things and is sure her worst fears are now manifesting. While grappling with her sanity, Jennifer is convinced the killer is coming for her after, hidden away in the attic of her childhood home, she discovers a connection to the murders from the distant past. When she takes it to the police, knowing her much publicized history they dismiss her. As the police believe they are closing in on the maniac, and Jennifer wrestles with her demons, neither have a clue of the true horror about to descend. Buy UK and US

Dog Soldiers by K. A. Denver

dog soldiersA military man, taken by brute force, wakes up in a strange place where there is no honor amongst men. It’s survival of the fittest and to be the leader of the pack, he must claw his way to the top. Literally! Buy UK and US




The Burqa Cave by Dean Petersen

burqaA teacher is still haunted by what he did in Iraq.

A macabre ritual traumatizes a high school student.

Still haunted by Iraq, Tim Ross finds solace teaching high school in Wyoming. His quiet is shattered by a freshman who reveals a macabre initiation held at the gun range by the football team. When Tim asks about the strange ritual involving an old crime and phantom sightings of a murdered girl, the frightened teen’s only response is, “Do you believe in ghosts?”

“He hit her in the chest with the rifle’s muzzle once more as she screamed and thrust what had been her baby at him.”

Tim does his best to write off the strange incident until that same student leads him to the remains of a girl the entire county had been looking for. Still trying to believe there is a logical explanation; Tim scours the dark forests and lonely homesteads of The Uinta Mountains to find the killer who has stalked their community for decades.

Closing in on his target, Tim’s suspect strikes back forcing him to confront the horror of what he did to an Iraqi civilian or lose the only chance he has at overcoming his past and saving the life of the strange boy who has helped him realize there is life after death and hope after war.

What if you could take back the worst day of your life? Buy UK and US

Mersey Dark by Michael Whitehead

Mersey darkLiverpool – 1856
When Detective Nelson Tanner is sent to investigate a horrific double murder, he quickly realises that the important question is not who is responsible, the true puzzle may be what is responsible for the killings.

Tanner is drawn into a conspiracy of dark magic and revenge. In order to save the people of Liverpool from annihilation, he must first survive his own destruction. Tanner is forced to wage war against a powerful enemy, and his only chance of victory lies with his new partner, a man named Templeton.

Mersey Dark is a tale of magic, horror, and revenge, in which the deeds of the past may bring ruin to all.

“Power, Detective. True power. Magic, if you like that term, although I don’t tend to think it covers the subject sufficiently. They spend their time collecting items and people of potential.” Buy UK and US

Guilty Pleasures and Other Dark Delights

GPAvailable to pre-order ahead of release on October 12th

An international anthology of dark erotic drabbles (100 words) and double drabbles (200 words). Includes the novella ‘Dolls’ by the UK’s Ramsey Campbell and other ‘extras’ including a couple of longer stories and some inter-related drabbles, plus some dark erotic illustrations! Definitely adult themed, not suitable for children! With illustrations and other extras including an article ‘On Sex and Horror’ and includes 10 drabbles/doubles by Steve Dillon, ex-President of the Australian Horror Writers Association and series editor of the Things in the Well series of anthologies, as well as stories from other award-winning writers! Buy UK and US

Eternal Youth by Alexander Williams

eternalCaroline Owen is in recovery after a mental breakdown. Confined to a hostel, she has to avoid the addicts and strange, oppressive characters lurking in crannies and wandering the hallways. Getting her life back on track proves difficult as more than past ghosts are coming out of the woodwork. Bad dreams torment her of girls disappearing, girls like her, taken by some ancient evil that will do anything to stay young and beautiful. Caroline begins to learn that there are far worse things than ghosts lurking in the darkness of the world. Buy UK and US

An Angel Fallen by Andy Graham

andygraham2001_anangel_1bWhen a vengeful angel falls from the heavens, what price will two teenage bullies pay for their past?

On a night when biblical plagues are ravaging the land, two boys find something impossible. Something that can’t exist. But it’s there, lying amongst shattered feathers, begging for help. The older boy pulls out his hammer. He wants to hurt this thing, to break it like the animals he catches. The other boy hesitates. What they do is wrong. Mike knows that. He’s not sure why he runs with Raph. Bored, probably. Scared, too. But Mike always does what Raph wants. Now, though? The angel is damaged and weak. It’s whispering to him, pleading for mercy, dying.

Mike makes his choice. And as reality crumbles around them, the boys are faced with the consequences of their horrific actions, and a sacrifice that rips Mike’s family apart from the inside out.

An Angel Fallen is a supernatural novella full of vivid imagery and suspense from British author Andy Graham that will keep you gripped to the bitter twist at the end. Buy UK and US

Elements of Horror Book Two: Air

Elements Of Horror-AirElements of Horror Book Two: Air, is the second in a series of four horror anthologies based on the Elements. Within these pages you will find a variety of stories from some of the best independent horror writers on the scene today. Breathe deeply, as you experience the horrors of twisted serial killers, apocalyptic outbreaks, evil spirits, and much more. Buy here



Red: An Extreme Horror Novelette by D.J. Doyle

red*****WARNING: Content may disturb and offend. There are scenes of a sexual nature*****

A depraved past has shaped a man into the twisted serial killer he is today. His obsession with the color Red, and his lust for blood, leads to inventive ways to kill his captives. Who is his next victim, and can she be his salvation? Buy here



And that concludes our list of 31 recommended horror reads. Enjoy!

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November 2019 – Fantasy Books

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January 2020 – New Releases (Books out within the last 30 days)

February 2020 – Women in Horror Month

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May 2020 – Poetry Collections

June 2020 – Anthologies

July 2020 – Audio Books

August 2020 – Books in a Series

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