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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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Touch is an electrifying thriller by the author of The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August and 84K. He tried to take my life. Instead, I took his. It was a long time ago. I remember it was dark, and I didn't see my killer until it was too late. As I died, my hand...read more
Joe Sharp has been writing horror novels since 2013 when he published his first novel, Viral House, then came Dead Willow, and Homologous, Viral House II, New Wizards and then Body Armor and, The Shadow of Jasper county, Remembering the Future! He currently resides in...read more
Meet shapeshifting skinwalker Jane Yellowrock in the first novel in the New York Times bestselling series that captures “the essence of urban fantasy” (SF Site).Jane Yellowrock is the last of her kind—a skinwalker of Cherokee descent who can turn into any creature she...read more
"This story is realistic and awesome. Another favorite author!"Author Chris Pike's debut novel is a gritty and compelling survival tale about human courage and steadfast determination to live, to endure, and to persevere against all odds. Assistant District Attorney...read more
He’s on a quest to find himself...before they do.Shivurr remembers little before the Bodhi Institute, the secret government installation where he’s been held and studied like a lab rat for the past decade.It hasn’t been all bad, though, for a soda-pop-loving sci-fi...read more
GET OUT…WHILE YOU STILL CANRyan Miner lost his wife, Sophie, four years ago. Her death nearly killed him. But, in a way, it also saved him. His parents, his kids, their friends--it saved them, too.It brought them to his cabin in the remote wilderness of northern...read more
"Agatha Christie meets Groundhog Day . . . quite unlike anything I've ever read, and altogether triumphant."—A. J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the WindowAiden Bishop knows the rules. Evelyn Hardcastle will die every day until he can...read more
The New York Times bestselling first book in a dark new series that reimagines the Oz saga, from debut author Danielle Paige.I didn't ask for any of this. I didn't ask to be some kind of hero. But when your whole life gets swept up by a tornado—taking you with it—you...read more
Fifteen years ago, the innocence of the small town of Pleasure, Wisconsin was stolen by a young boy. Now, he is back, leaving a trail of bloody carnage in his wake. The media has dubbed him Strawberries, and the country is mesmerized.Detective Harry Bland is a broken...read more
From the #1 science fiction bestselling author of Area 51, Atlantis, Time Patrol and Nightstalkers.“My candle burns on both ends; It will not last the night. But ah my foes, and oh my friends, It gives a lovely light!”It is now 30 days until Grace’s DeathdayThat is...read more
Artist. Fugitive. Enchantress.Adrienne Morales is a hunted woman. Stalked by Voids—people immune to magic—and pursued by a deadly past, Adrienne wants nothing more than to avoid spells and sorcery. Her powers as an enchantress make that impossible. Every few days she...read more
“Reads like a collaboration between Charlaine Harris and James Lee Burke.”In the most haunted city on earth, the police can’t afford to disregard the supernatural. When N.O.P.D. homicide detective Tony Nicosia realizes voodoo is involved in a spate of panhandler...read more
Another nail-biting horror novella from the Queen of ScreamEveryone's nightmareWhen five-year-old Winnie finds a little bird that is hurt, she wants to take it in and take care of it. Her mother is reluctant. She is terrified of birds. As she rightfully should be......read more
Scott Harter was an average man. He wasn't dumb, but he'd never be invited to join Mensa either. He'd liked to have married a beauty queen, but his average looks certainly did nothing to attract any. Neither did his vanilla personality. No, Scott was average in every...read more
Darkness is his friend.A world destroyed by nuclear war. “Civilization” rebuilt with iron fists. Jim Wolfe emerges from his hiding place years afterward, stronger, able to see in the dark, hampered by the daylight.He is the Nightwalker. One man alone. Embracing honor...read more
There are reasons we fear the night. He’s NOT one of them.Bill Ryder was a dateless geek, but then he met a girl to die for. So he did. Sadly, that was just the beginning of his troubles. He awoke as a vampire but, fangs or not, he was still at the bottom of the food...read more
They were looking for an adventure—a night of harmless fun. Miguel has a map. Kristin’s friend has the equipment. The mine leads to the cave, and the cave is where they’ll find their fortune.But down in the darkness, something waits. It needs them.The caves hold a...read more
From the ocean, it rose.Every fourteen months it appears on a secluded beach in a small town just before dawn.One morning during his daily run to the beach, Danny Lynch witnesses the strangest and most incredible thing he's ever seen.A dark, man-like figure emerges...read more
“An ingenious revision” of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic Gothic story told through the eyes of the fiend (The New York Times Book Review). Mr. Hyde is trapped, locked in Dr. Jekyll’s house, certain of his inevitable capture. As the dreadful hours pass, he has the...read more
Survivors of a deadly global virus struggle to hold onto their humanity while attempting to build a community from the ashes of the old worldread more
Her magic may be the only thing that can save a prince?and the Seven Kingdoms. In a distant corner of the Seven Kingdoms, an ancient curse festers and grows, consuming everything in its path. Only one man can break it: Harkeld of Osgaard, a prince with mage's blood...read more
An ancient vengeful spirit attempts to return through the body of a terrified young woman in this horror classic by an award-winning “master of the genre” (Rocky Mountain News). Phony psychic and conman Harry Erskine never really believed in the occult until Karen...read more
In 1988, Lydia Conner was abducted by aliens from her cabin near Specter Lake, Minnesota while her husband lay in bed, temporarily paralyzed. She screamed for help as she floated up to the ceiling in a blinding flash of light . . . and then she was gone.In 2009, four...read more
Penn Mitchell vanishes from the NYU campus and shows up three months later on his mother's doorstep with a book screaming to get out of his head. When the FBI discovers the novel discloses top-secret information, they bring Penn in for questioning. The interrogation...read more
The author of the international bestseller "The Mystic Saga" is now reintroducing his acclaimed novel that blended two very unlikely genres - a category he humbly identifies as Christian Sci-fi. This book was originally published under the pseudonym Scott Curtis and...read more
He's the devil you'll love! He's Satan himself or at least that was what he was made to feel like. His lavender wings and his wicked tail that had more uses than a lover can imagine had set him apart from other gods and made him a leader among the demons. He has a...read more
The one-million copy bestseller that inspired the Fox TV show.Secret service agent Ethan Burke arrives in Wayward Pines, Idaho, with a clear mission: locate and recover two federal agents who went missing in the bucolic town one month earlier. But within minutes of...read more
In the riveting conclusion to the acclaimed dystopian series, a boy and girl caught in the chaos of war face devastating choices that will decide the fate of a world.As a world-ending war surges around them, Todd and Viola face monstrous decisions. The indigenous...read more
Devil's Island ... an abandoned island in the Caribbean Sea with a dark and bloody past ... an island with a terrible secret ...Nick Gorman, billionaire movie producer, assembles a team of ghost hunters and scientists to investigate the Thornhill Manor on Devil's...read more
My name is Ruby Monroe, but most people know me by my other name: the One-eyed Hawk. Back in the day, I wanted to be a superhero, hunt down bad guys and make them pay for doing bad things. Four years later, I'm still paying the price for thinking that there is such a...read more
You can’t cage evil. You have to kill it.FBI Agent Allison Moore is a rising star. Smart, fast, and great with a gun—her future is bright…So they call her with a name no one wants to hear: Matthew Brand. His past is legend.An unrivaled genius, Brand was remaking the...read more
From the writer of the cult sensation John Dies at the End comes another terrifying and hilarious tale of almost Armageddon at the hands of two hopeless heroes.WARNING:You may have a huge, invisible spider living in your skull. THIS IS NOT A METAPHOR. You will dismiss...read more
In the Breakers series, humanity faces not one apocalypse, but two: first a lethal pandemic, then a war against those who made the virus. This collection includes the first three books and is over 1000 pages (350,000 words) of post-apocalyptic survival.BREAKERS (Book...read more
#1 New York Times bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon debuts a sweeping new epic saga sure to appeal to her millions of fans!Deadmen tell their tales . . . To catch evil, it takes evil. Enter Devyl Bane– an ancient dark warlord returned to the human realm as one of...read more
A Death Sentence on Your 60th Birthday is Just the Beginning...It's Hank Reed's birthday. As a citizen of the United Federation of Nations that means a mandatory death sentence simply because he turned sixty years old. Referred to as "retirement," it's one of the...read more
The lucky ones are already dead.Howard Bell thought he hit rock bottom the day he returned to his former employer with a loaded gun. Instead of putting a scare into his ex-boss as he intended, things quickly get out of hand, and he kills five people.Howard is...read more
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The second book in Stephen King’s Bill Hodges trilogy (Mr. Mercedes, Finders Keepers, End of Watch), an AT&T Audience Original Series, now in its second season! “Stephen King’s superb new stay-up-all-night thriller is a sly tale of literary obsession that recalls the...read more
Welcome to Coventry Woods,...a tranquil, middle class neighborhood where trees turn the streets into shady tunnels, soccer moms jog on secluded paths, and backyard barbeques are weekend staples. It's a quiet, urban example of the American dream. Here businessmen are...read more
SOLD MORE THAN 500.000 COPIES!The Queen of Scream Novels channels Wes Craven in this 5-in-1 boxed set! ??? One, Two ... He is coming for youSet in the Danish coastal town of Karrebaeksminde; journalist Rebekka Franck returns to her hometown with her six-year-old...read more
Where Niki goes, Death is never far behind. Everyone Niki Slobodian knows hates Congressman Frank Bradley. He is the father of New Government, after all. He started the Registry, and the world adopted it. Bradley is the man who separated Abnormals and Normals, and...read more
The classic that helped start a pop culture phenomenon - back in print and UNCUT!Since it's 2003 debut, Brian Keene's THE RISING is one of the best-selling zombie novels of all-time. It has been translated into over a dozen languages, inspired the works of other...read more
Hollowland - the first book in the young adult dystopian series The Hollows.."This is the way the world ends - not with a bang or a whimper, but with zombies breaking down the back door."Nineteen-year-old Remy King is on a mission to get across the wasteland left of...read more
He has haunted this cemetery since the moment he first kicked out the nameplate at the end of the crypt in his mausoleum His name is Shepherd. He is the Shadow of Jasper county. By day the shadow sleeps with the bones in his mausoleum. At night he floats among the...read more
Monsters do exist. They really do. They are not a fairy tale.Ten-year-old Billy Hall met a monster in his own seemingly peaceful neighborhood in Hampton, Ohio. Her name was Nancy Sutcliffe; she drove the Good Humor truck. All the kids on the block loved her, as did...read more
Trapped in the Mexican jungle, a group of friends stumble upon a creeping horror unlike anything they could ever imagine.Two young couples are on a lazy Mexican vacation–sun-drenched days, drunken nights, making friends with fellow tourists. When the brother of one of...read more
Edgar Allan Poe’s celebrated narrative poem now available as an ebook, including an extended excerpt from Mrs. Poe by Lynn Cullen, a vivid and compelling novel about a poet who becomes entangled in an affair with Edgar Allan Poe—at the same time that she becomes the...read more
“The plot twists ingeniously...an engaging, often chilling book.”—The New York Times Book Review A writer in California. A doctor in Boston. A motel owner and his employee in Nevada. A priest in Chicago. A robber in New York. A little girl in Las Vegas. They’re a...read more
Some vampires are destined for greatness. He's not one of them.When truckstop diner cook and mediocre bowler Herb Knudsen becomes a vampire, his once simple life gets a bit more complicated.Herb’s not even sure how it happened. He wasn’t bitten by a vampire, which...read more
"Ghost stories don't get any better than this." --J.R. RainSomething evil has awakened beneath a forgotten ravine in the Great Smoky Mountains. After lying in peace for centuries, an ancient deity watches…. David and Miriam Hobbs celebrate their fifteenth anniversary...read more
Boys are being trained at one school for geniuses, girls at another. Neither knows the other exists—until now. The New York Times bestselling author of Bird Box invites you into a world of secrets and chills in a coming-of-age story like no other.NOMINATED FOR THE...read more
To find a cult leader’s killer, a former detective must literally give up his body in this award-winning work of literary horror—“A dark treat” (AV Club). Nominated for the Shirley Jackson award and winner of the ALA/RUSA Best Horror novel, Brian Evenson’s Last Days...read more
The World Fantasy Award winner by the author of the Hyperion Cantos and Carrion Comfort: An American finds himself encircled by horrors in Calcutta. Praised by Dean Koontz as “the best novel in the genre I can remember,” Song of Kali follows an American magazine...read more
Will Rabjohns, perhaps the most famous wildlife photographer in the world, has made his reputation chronicling the fates of endangered species. But after a terrible accident, Will is left in a coma. And in its depths, he revisits the wildernesses of his youth and...read more
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A thriller from the international bestselling author of McFALL and THE RED CHURCH. One misfit kid is all that stands between an Appalachian Mountain town and a chilling supernatural force."Like Stephen King, he knows how to summon serious scares. My advice? Buy...read more
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
A man must confront a terrifying evil in this captivating horror novel that’s “as much F. Scott Fitzgerald as Dean Koontz.”*Haunted by memories of the Great War, failed academic Frank Nichols and his wife have arrived in the sleepy Georgia town of Whitbrow, where...read more
Kevin 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...read more
"Twisty, grisly, genre-bending and immersive, Not Even Bones will grab you by the throat and drag you along as it gleefully tramples all of your expectations." —Sara Holland, New York Times best-selling author of EverlessDexter meets This Savage Song in this dark...read more
"Nykolas Freeman died four hundred years ago. On a cold night, you can still hear his victims screaming." When Laura and her family move to a remote house in the English countryside, they have no idea of the macabre events that took place more than four centuries ago....read more