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What is the appeal of Horror Books? Let’s face it, some of them are awfully scary! Yes, of course, that’s the point – but why is that the point? Why do people spend their well-earned money, and time, on something that can only cause discomfort? This is, apparently, an age old question and one which psychologists seem to enjoy mulling over. But I know what I enjoy about horror stories and I wonder how many people share my view: I remember trying to read a collection of ghost stories when I was a young lad. They terrified me. To the point that I lost sleep over them. I could only read them during the day – not at night! – and I’d hide the book away so I couldn’t see it at night. I’m not sure how scary the stories really were, but I was clearly rather sensitive about ghost stories!

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What I remember at the time was that I kept going back to that book and trying to read another of the stories. As I look back, I realise I was challenging myself: literally ‘facing my fears’.

Over the years, I realise that much of my ‘enjoyment’ of horror stories – whether that’s horror books or movies – was for that reason. But as I matured and became less easily scared, I found that I enjoyed ‘testing’ myself against the experience. Reading or watching to see whether it scared me. Using horror almost as a ‘canary down the mine’ (although the mine would be the horror and me the canary). Searching to discover what scares me now! Not much does, admittedly – although the daily news does a good job!

But the search for my own, perhaps undiscovered, fears, is a part of the role of horror stories, for me. Like an exercise in self-therapy and self-discovery. I wonder how many other people share this approach?

Whatever your reason for enjoying (can we describe it as ‘enjoyment’?) horror fiction, there is plenty to choose from. And some absolute masters of the written word are responsible for some of the very best. We cannot mention horror without mentioning Stephen King, of course, but the list of writers is long, varied, and full of household names.

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The chilling classic Horror Book – The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty

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Stephen King’s Modern classic horror story – The Shining

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The InBetween

Painter Mann is dead... and he's in trouble.As the world's only ghost private investigator, Painter has sworn to help the murder victims stuck in the InBetween by solving their cases so that they can pass into the next realm.But as he hunts down a serial killer on a...

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The Borrowed Souls

What comes next?Is it Heaven or Hell?Neither, it’s much different than he’d ever imagined.Jack had an extraordinary wife and a modest apartment. The job was mediocre, but who loved their job? So, why wasn’t he happy?Each day was an emotional roller-coaster for...

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Across a Billion Years

A team of space archaeologists makes an astonishing discovery about an ancient alien race in this science fiction tale from “a master of his craft” (Los Angeles Times). Graduate student Tom Rice is thrilled to embark on his first deep-space archeological expedition....

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Trainland

When the ghosts of his past become real, his next stop is Hell.Jack Devins is a doting father and up-and-coming creative director at a Manhattan ad agency when a tragic accident takes the life of his beloved infant daughter, Kelly. The pain and guilt threaten to...

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Secret Legacy

??~~ 50% of Royalties Donated to the American Cancer Society! ~~??Nestled in the woods of Windhaven, Blackwood Manor waits to unleash a dark and deadly legacy…When Autumn Blackwood shows up at Windhaven Academy for the Witching Stick Orientation, she hopes to find out...

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Dead Air

When a man suffering from a rare disease receives a debilitating head injury, the treatment given him mutates his affliction into a highly contagious virus. As the disease spreads, it first kills its victims and then reanimates them into beings that are compelled to...

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Better Watch Out

He sees you when you’re sleeping, he knows when you’re awake.Some kids are scared of the dark, others of monsters living under their beds. Some are even afraid of clowns.None of those things scare Sara. But she is terrified of one man, who comes to her house every...

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Thor

From the author of NIGHTLIFE (a noir, adult vampire novel set in San Francisco in the 1990's).Come inside the mind of your best friend...Thor is a German shepherd living with a human family. He loves his family and takes his role as their protector seriously. But when...

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Origins

Ragnarok was only the beginning.Buried in Cheyenne Mountain, Colorado, is the massive Bunker One. Long conquered by the spawn of the xenovirus, it is now the mission of Alex Keener, Samuel Neth, and Makara Angel to find the fallen Bunker, or die trying. Contained...

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Frankenstein

From the celebrated imagination of Dean Koontz comes a powerful reworking of one of the classic stories of all time. If you think you know the story, you know only half the truth. Get ready for the mystery, the myth, the terror, and the magic of… Dean Koontz's...

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Brutal Planet

The experts all anticipated an influenza pandemic, after all these have occurred every ten to fifty years since the sixteenth century. They were just a natural part of being a highly mobile global species. We were ready. A million scenarios on thousands of computers...

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Warchild: Pawn

All she wanted was a chance to make her own way. War will force her to make history.Don't ask me how or why the world ended, because I can't tell you.Society collapsed long before Caroline Mathers was born.As an enlisted army scout, her duty is to patrol the...

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Sunvale

A man wakes up in a seemingly abandoned city with no memory of why he's even there. All he knows is his name: Weston. Weston sets out on a journey to discover his purpose for being there and runs into a group of survivors.Bruno and Lizzy lived in Sunvale for a very...

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Obliteration

“Scary amazing fun.”—Brad MeltzerEvils both above and below ground arise once again, threatening the world and all its inhabitants with extinction in this electrifying science fiction thriller—the final novel set in the Awakened universe—from the #1 internationally...

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Rock-a-bye Baby

A horrifying psychological thriller. If you like American Psycho you’ll love this novella.Lisa Rasmussen just had a baby and everything in her life seems perfect at this point. Only she wishes that everyone else around her would be as flawless as she is and stop...

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The Unblessed Dead

When I was younger, my mother saved my settlement from the Unblessed Dead that would have killed us all. It cost her everything to reveal her necromancy and sent shockwaves through our stringent religious settlement. Convicted of heresy against our sacred Lost Texts,...

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A Mark of Kings

Despite his youth, Declan Idrys knows of the evils of the world. He knows of the bastards and brigands who plague the King’s lands, of the monsters skulking in the wooded depths of the realm. Together with his companion, Ryn – a beast of rather peculiar talent – he...

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Thorn Queen

Eugenie Markham is a shaman for hire, paid to bind and banish creatures from the Otherworld. But after her last battle, she's also become queen of the Thorn Land. It's hardly an envious life, not with her kingdom in tatters, her love life in chaos, and Eugenie eager...

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Zombie Rules

Zach Gunderson’s life sucked and then the zombie apocalypse began. Rick, an aging Vietnam veteran, alcoholic, and prepper, convinces Zach that the apocalypse is on the horizon. The two of them take refuge at a remote farm. As the zombie plague rages, they face a...

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The Crowlands

"The ultimate haunted house story....."This is what readers are saying about The Crowlands: "Easily one of the best horror books I’ve read lately. Hard to put down!" - 5 Stars "It's the best book I've read. Amazing writer." - 5 Stars "Dude, I recommend this book with...

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Eat Local

A novelisation based on the Jason Flemyng film starring Charlie Cox, Mackenzie Crook and Freema Agyeman.In a quiet countryside farmhouse, Britain's vampires gather for their once-every-fifty-years meeting. Others will be joining them too; Sebastian Crockett, an...

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Ice Wolf

From #1 bestselling authors J.R. Rain and H.P. Mallory, comes their first co-written supernatural mystery thriller! First in the "Ice Wolf" series of werewolf mystery thrillers!Ellie Matthews is the new police chief in Hope, Alaska. An experienced homicide detective,...

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The Book of Etta

A Philip K. Dick Award nominee. In a devastated world, one woman undertakes a desperate journey to rescue the future.Etta comes from Nowhere, a village of survivors of the great plague that wiped away the world that was. In the world that is, women are scarce and...

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The Prepper

Alfred and Samantha Aimes and their plucky family prepare and survive in a post-economic collapse world. As the world careens towards nuclear and economic disaster, Alfred, acting on his instincts, awakens and becomes a prepper. After four US cities are destroyed with...

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Refuge

Refuge is a novel that was released in five parts from international bestselling author Jeremy Robinson, but it is now available as one complete read. So enjoy the whole completed novel. You’re in for a creepy ride.Refuge, New Hampshire, is a small town. The kind...

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Blood Infernal

In a masterpiece of supernatural mystery and apocalyptic prophecy, New York Times bestselling authors James Rollins and Rebecca Cantrell bring to a thunderous conclusion their epic trilogy of novels set between the worlds of shadow and light, between salvation and...

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Lethal Kisses

Stories of dark desire and wicked payback from Jonathan Lethem, Joyce Carol Oates, Caitlín R. Kiernan, Richard Christian Matheson, and more. From Shakespeare to Poe, revenge has always been one of the great themes in literature. This anthology contains eighteen...

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Mister B. Gone

You hold in your hands not a book at all, but a terrifying embodiment of purest evil. Can you feel the electric tingle in your fingers as you are absorbed by the demon Jakabok's tale of his unintentional ascent from the depths of the Inferno? Do you sense the cold...

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Extermination Day

Extermination Day – January 15, 2038 – The day the world dies. It begins with a surprise meteor shower. Within hours millions become sick. The horrible virus quickly spreads, killing everyone in its path. Remnants of world governments soon discover that this is no...

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The Dying Times

Product description for: The Dying Times, second edition, 55,000 words.Nadene Schafer never imagined a world plagued with the walking dead, and when she becomes infected with the virus, she wonders how much time she has left amongst the living.A missile attack by the...

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Icequake

A massive icequake and 27 scientists and explorers are stranded in Antarctica. A gritty take of survival.Residing in a station known as Shackleton, they are studying the seismic activity of the region. An eruption of the nearby volcano, Mount Erebus, soon sends quakes...

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Homebody

From a beloved and bestselling master of speculative fiction comes this chilling tale of a soulful loner who must overcome demons from his past -- and the demons he unwittingly unleashes -- when he starts renovating a faded Southern mansion. As Homebody eloquently...

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Dying for a Living

And you thought dying once would be hard... On the morning before her 67th death, it is business as usual for agent Jesse Sullivan: meet with the mortician, counsel soon-to-be-dead clients, and have coffee while reading the latest regeneration theory. Jesse dies for a...

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What Branches Grow

A boldly imagined, exhilarating quest through post-apocalyptic America, where human nature is torn between the violent desperation to survive and the desire to forge connection. Thirty-five years ago, the world was ravaged by war. Delia, driven from her home in...

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I Have the Sight

Eddie is perfectly content being a lazy slob. He doesn’t really care whether he lives or dies, so what does it matter? That all changes, however, when a near-death experience forces him to confront something from the other side – something desperately evil – and it...

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The Borrowed Souls

What comes next?Is it Heaven or Hell?Neither, it’s much different than he’d ever imagined.Jack had an extraordinary wife and a modest apartment. The job was mediocre, but who loved their job? So, why wasn’t he happy?Each day was an emotional roller-coaster for...

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Trainland

When the ghosts of his past become real, his next stop is Hell.Jack Devins is a doting father and up-and-coming creative director at a Manhattan ad agency when a tragic accident takes the life of his beloved infant daughter, Kelly. The pain and guilt threaten to...

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Better Watch Out

He sees you when you’re sleeping, he knows when you’re awake.Some kids are scared of the dark, others of monsters living under their beds. Some are even afraid of clowns.None of those things scare Sara. But she is terrified of one man, who comes to her house every...

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Frankenstein

From the celebrated imagination of Dean Koontz comes a powerful reworking of one of the classic stories of all time. If you think you know the story, you know only half the truth. Get ready for the mystery, the myth, the terror, and the magic of… Dean Koontz's...

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Sunvale

A man wakes up in a seemingly abandoned city with no memory of why he's even there. All he knows is his name: Weston. Weston sets out on a journey to discover his purpose for being there and runs into a group of survivors.Bruno and Lizzy lived in Sunvale for a very...

read more

Obliteration

“Scary amazing fun.”—Brad MeltzerEvils both above and below ground arise once again, threatening the world and all its inhabitants with extinction in this electrifying science fiction thriller—the final novel set in the Awakened universe—from the #1 internationally...

read more

Rock-a-bye Baby

A horrifying psychological thriller. If you like American Psycho you’ll love this novella.Lisa Rasmussen just had a baby and everything in her life seems perfect at this point. Only she wishes that everyone else around her would be as flawless as she is and stop...

read more

The Crowlands

"The ultimate haunted house story....."This is what readers are saying about The Crowlands: "Easily one of the best horror books I’ve read lately. Hard to put down!" - 5 Stars "It's the best book I've read. Amazing writer." - 5 Stars "Dude, I recommend this book with...

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Eat Local

A novelisation based on the Jason Flemyng film starring Charlie Cox, Mackenzie Crook and Freema Agyeman.In a quiet countryside farmhouse, Britain's vampires gather for their once-every-fifty-years meeting. Others will be joining them too; Sebastian Crockett, an...

read more

Lethal Kisses

Stories of dark desire and wicked payback from Jonathan Lethem, Joyce Carol Oates, Caitlín R. Kiernan, Richard Christian Matheson, and more. From Shakespeare to Poe, revenge has always been one of the great themes in literature. This anthology contains eighteen...

read more

Mister B. Gone

You hold in your hands not a book at all, but a terrifying embodiment of purest evil. Can you feel the electric tingle in your fingers as you are absorbed by the demon Jakabok's tale of his unintentional ascent from the depths of the Inferno? Do you sense the cold...

read more

Homebody

From a beloved and bestselling master of speculative fiction comes this chilling tale of a soulful loner who must overcome demons from his past -- and the demons he unwittingly unleashes -- when he starts renovating a faded Southern mansion. As Homebody eloquently...

read more

Palace of Ghosts

Evil resides in Amon Palace. Something worse came to visit. Four veterans of the Iraq War seeking a cure for Post-Traumatic-Stress Disorder arrive at a notoriously haunted house in the bogs of Galveston Island called Amon Palace. Samantha Green, a friendless former...

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Three, Four… Better lock your door

An electrifying novel from a #1 bestselling author.It was supposed to be a night of fun, pleasure, lust, and pain for Susanne Larsen when she agreed to meet with a stranger from a chatroom. She met him for dinner that later led to casual, anonymous sex in the hotel...

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Terrifying Tales

The melancholy, brilliance, passionate lyricism, and torment of Edgar Allen Poe are all well represented in this collection. Here, in one volume, are his masterpieces of mystery, terror, humor, and adventure, including stories such as The Tell-Tale Heart, The Cask of...

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Terror Mountain

When Marcus Pike inherits his grandfather’s farm and moves his family out to the country, he has no idea there’s an unholy terror running rampant about the mountainous farming community.Sheriff Avery Anderson has seen the heinous carnage and the mutilated bodies. He’s...

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Eenie, Meenie

Johnny is a criminal. He has been locked up before - but never in a place quite like this. Now he wonders if he will ever make it through to his release date - alive...EENIE, MEENIE is a 15,000 word thriller novella from Willow Rose, author of the International...

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Under the Wicked Moon

Spellbinding horror. This isn't your cozy, broomstick-riding fairy tale...????? "If you like horror, you most definitely need to read this book. Just try not to get too terribly upset when Mr. Moss starts pulling on your heartstrings like a mad violinist." - Amazon...

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Harmony Black

Harmony Black is much more than your average FBI special agent. In addition to being a practicing witch, she’s also an operative for Vigilant Lock, an off-the-books program created to battle occult threats—by any means necessary. Despite her dedication to fighting the...

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The Bride of Ashbyrn House

“I have waited so long for your return.”In the English countryside, miles from the nearest town, there stands an old stone house. Nobody has set foot in the house for years. Nobody has dared. For it is said that even though the lady of the house is long dead, a face...

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The Collector

"A superb novel...Evil has seldom been so sinister." --TimeHailed as the first modern psychological thriller, The Collector is the internationally bestselling novel that catapulted John Fowles into the front rank of contemporary novelists. This tale of obsessive...

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The Afterlife Series (Books 1-3)

Death is only the beginning!From an internationally bestselling author comes this wonderful collection of the first three books in the addictive Afterlife series — you'll love reading about teenager Meghan and her adventurous life after death.??? Book 1 - BEYOND...

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A Long Way From Ordinary

“There’s gold in them there hills!” … and something deadly, too.Danger the likes Boone McCreery has never seen is brewing in the Black Hills. Fresh in from Santa Fe, he’s returned to Deadwood to seek justice for his uncle—and maybe to see about a girl. Little did he...

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Carrie

Stephen King's legendary debut, about a teenage outcast and the revenge she enacts on her classmates. Carrie White may be picked on by her classmates, but she has a gift. She can move things with her mind. Doors lock. Candles fall. This is her power and her problem....

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