[Free eBook] The Undead by John Glasby [Gothic Mystery/Horror]

The Undead by the late British author John Glasby is a vintage standalone gothic mystery/horror novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 1959 by Ulverscroft as part of their Linford Mystery Library line, credited as by John S. Glasby.

The story takes place in modern times (circa the 1950s) centuries after an ancient family line has died out, at the obligatory spooky deserted manor house where strange and terrible occurrences were reputed to still take place, which apparently begin to revive when a woman claiming to be a descendant comes to stay.

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[Free eBook] Strange Toys by Patricia Geary [Award-Winning Dark Fantasy/Horror]

Strange Toys by Patricia Geary is is a standalone dark fantasy/horror magical realism novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 1987 by Bantam’s Spectra imprint and won the Philip K. Dick Award.

The story is a supernatural coming of age/sibling drama done in a magical realism style, as throughout the decades, a young girl becomes a woman in the shadow of her older sister’s secret horrors, seeking both protection and vengeance.

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[Free eBook] Apparitions by Noel Scanlon [Supernatural Horror]

Apparitions by Irish author Noel Scanlon is a standalone supernatural horror thriller novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 1984 by Robert Hale.

The story is set on a deserted Irish island once inhabited by long-vanished druids, where the followers of a modern spiritual movement have now set up a retreat, only to encounter misfortunes which may be the signs of an re-awakening ancient evil.

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[Free eBook] 2 novels by Charlie Cochet [LGBT Paranormal Action Mystery with Romance]

Hell & High Water & Blood & Water by Charlie Cochet are the 1st & 2nd novels in the THIRDS series of paranormal mystery/action thrillers with strong m/m romantic elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Dreamspinner Press.

These are being made free as a special promo for “National Cheese Doodle Day”, whatever that is, alongside a rest-of-the-series sale, at prices from 99 cents up. The series takes place in a version of our world where animal shapeshifters are known as “Therians”, and is centred around the investigative adventures of a gay couple working together in an elite law enforcement action unit which pairs shapeshifters alongside regular humans.

These first two adventures set the pair up as a human homicide detective is transferred to the unit, where he must prove himself to his new teammates and soon-to-be new partner, who are trying to solve the murder of activists, and then see the unit investigating an anti-Therian hate group who may be the culprit behind a series of youth centre bombings as well as having a deeper and more sinister agenda.

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[Free eBook REPEAT] For Want of a Horse: 23 Tales of Supernatural Stallions, Magical Mares, & Paranormal Ponies [Fantasy & Science Fiction Anthology

For Want of a Horse: Twenty-Three Tales of Supernatural Stallions, Magical Mares, and Paranormal Ponies edited by Evey Brett, is an sfnal anthology collecting equine-themed short stories, free again for a limited time courtesy of LGBT specialty publisher Lethe Press.

This contains mainly fantasy & horror-oriented (but also a few science fiction) shorts, including international folklore retellings, classic public domain literary tales, and newer stories by living authors who are known in the sf/fantasy field, such as DAW-published Deborah J. Ross.

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[Free eBook] Unto the Beast by Richard Monaco [WWII Occult Time Travel Thriller]

Unto the Beast by Richard Monaco, a two-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, is his standalone speculative fiction time travel historical thriller with supernatural horror elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 1987 by Bantam Spectra.

This sfnal time travel thriller jumps back and forth between World War II, World War I, and other eras, as a terrible thing is awakened by strange rites, apparently becoming the secret force enabling Adolf Hitler’s ascent to power and descent into infamy, as it opens a gateway through the ages during which rival groups wrestle for control of the future in various times and places.

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[Free eBook] The Unquiet Spirit by Marguerite Steen [Vintage 1950s Supernatural Thriller]

The Unquiet Spirit by the late English author Marguerite Steen, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature whose works enjoyed a period of popularity in the 1930s and 1940s, is her vintage standalone gothic-ish supernatural thriller novel, apparently with f/m romantic elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ THe Odyssey Press imprint.

This was originally published in 1955 by Collins.

The story takes place at an English countryside home where all is not what it appears, when an old schoolfriend invited to stay for the weekend finds himself following a strange and spooky drama being played out, where local family conflicts apparently centred around an unusual child turn into a battle against supernatural forces.

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[Free eBook] Beyond Grace’s Rainbow by Carmel Harrington [Contemporary Literary Fiction with Romance]

Beyond Grace’s Rainbow by Irish author Carmel Harrington is her standalone contemporary literary fiction heartwarming tearjerker novel with f/m romantic elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher HarperCollins’s HarperImpulse.

This was the featured Free Book of the Week in the iTunes UK store, and won the Book of the Year in the 2013 Kindle Book Awards and was also Winner of the Romantic eBook of the Year at the Festival of Romance 2013..

The story is set in Ireland, starring a young single mother diagnosed with cancer, whose best hope is finding a compatible bone marrow transplant, and accordingly goes on a quest to find more of her biological relatives with the help of friends, uncovering the obligatory family secrets along the way while dealing with the concerned renewed attention of her ex and son’s father.

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[Free eBook] The Dark Destroyer by John Glasby [Supernatural Mystery Horror]

The Dark Destroyer by the late British author John Glasby is his standalone supernatural horror novel with investigative mystery elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally posthumously published in 2007 by Linford’s Linford Mystery Library line, and is said to include minor links to H. P. Lovecraft’s popular extended Cthulhu Mythos, to which the late author contributed a number of tales.

The story deals with uncovering the mystery surrounding the obligatory ancient awakening evil stalking some quaint village, with possible ties to an extinct old family with rumoured unsavoury practices, the source of which the locals must figure out before it’s too late.

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[Free eBook] The Coming of Cthugha by John Glasby [Lovecraftian Sci-Fi Mystery Horror]

The Coming of Cthugha by the late British author John Glasby is the 1st novel in his Dark Armageddon trilogy of Lovecraftian science fiction horror thrillers, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This is one of their original publications, selected posthumously from the author’s extensive literary estate. The setting is based directly upon the extended Cthulhu mythos originated by the late H. P. Lovecraft, and the title character of Cthugha created by August Derleth sports a quote from one of Glasby’s own pulp fiction stories on its Wikipedia page.

The trilogy combines science fiction and horror with mystery and conspiracy thriller elements, as individuals are recruited into a plucky secret Organisation of intellectuals trying to prevent the stars coming right and unleashing eldritch abominations from the furthest depths of space and time upon the Earth. This story shows the recruitment of one such individual, a nephew looking into his uncle’s disappearance and unraveling the trail of clues sparked by examining an odd manuscript.

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