[Free eBook REPEAT] The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting [YA Paranormal Fantasy Mystery with Romance]

The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting is the 1st novel in her The Body Finder series of young adult paranormal urban fantasy with strong f/m romantic suspense elements, free again for a limited time courtesy of publisher HarperCollins’ Harper Teen imprint.

This is a contemporary urban fantasy series starring a teenaged heroine has an unusual secret ability to sense the dead bodies of people and animals who have been killed. This installment is a suspenseful one which pushes her into trying to actively use her abilities to catch a serial killer, with the help of her best friend who has a crush on her, while trying not to become the killer’s next victim.

Offered in the US only, available at multiple retailers (previously only free @ B&N the last time around).

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[Free eBook] Psi Hunt by Michael Kurland [Occult Military Conspiracy Thriller]

Psi Hunt by Michael Kurland, perhaps best known as the author of an Edgar Award-nominated series of Moriarty-based Sherlock Holmes pastiches, is his standalone sfnal conspiracy thriller, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 1980 by Berkley Books.

The story involves occult supernatural and/or alien elements, starting with the investigation of an incident which may indicate psychic spying upon a secret society in the US Navy by Chinese forces, leading to revelations which could spark a potential war between the two countries.

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[Free eBook REPEAT] Trysts: A Triskaidecollection of Queer and Weird Stories by Steve Berman [LGBT Fantasy & Horror]

Trysts: A Triskaidecollection of Queer and Weird Stories by Steve Berman, a Shirley Jackson and Lambda Literary Award-nominated editor and author, is a collection of 13 speculative fiction short stories about supernatural encounters, free again courtesy of LGBT specialty publisher Lethe Press.

This was a double-nominee in two categories for the 2002 Spectrum Awards recognizing LGBT-themed works of speculative fiction, and includes dark & urban fantasy and psychological horror stories reprinted from Strange Horizons magazine and other genre outlets.

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[Free eBook REPEAT] Stone of Blood by Juanita Coulson [Gothic Suspense Horror]

Stone of Blood by author and noted filksinger Juanita Coulson is her contemporary gothic supernatural suspense/horror novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 1975 by Ballantine’s Beagle Books imprint as #3 in their Birthstone Gothic line. The story is set in the Deep South, on a showboat said to be haunted by a long-ago Native American chieftain’s daughter who died under mysterious circumstances, where after a series of disturbing incidents, the star entertainer uncovers the terrifying truth behind her demise.

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[Free eBook] The Visitor by Evey Brett [LGBT Gothic Fantasy Suspense with Romance]

The Visitor by Evey Brett is her standalone gothic dark fantasy suspense short with possible m/m romantic elements, free again for a limited time courtesy of LGBT specialty publisher Lethe Press.

The story stars a man unable to remember how he came to be wandering injured and alone, who gets taken in by the obligatory mysterious local manor with lurking secrets as he slowly unravels whatever is going on. NB: despite the references to “tender, erotic comfort” and “man he’s forbidden to love” in the blurb, this story is actually only filed under the Dark Fantasy and Gay Fiction categories at Amazon and none of the actual romantic and/or erotic romance ones, so YMMV if you were hoping for a steamy supernatural love story with an HEA.

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[Free eBook] Dark Legion by John Glasby [Investigative Horror Mystery Thriller]

Dark Legion by the late British author John Glasby is his standalone mystery thriller with possible paranormal dark fantasy/horror elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 2009 by Ulverscroft as part of their Linford Mystery Library line.

The story is set in the British countryside, and stars a man who investigates the mysterious death of his brother at the local standing stones formation, who may or may not have been killed as part of a superstitious ritual by the locals who are acting rather suspiciously, possibly under the influence of an evil force, or perhaps simply from their own very human murderous intent.

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[Free eBook] Kiss of the Cobra by Peter Tremayne [Archaeological Horror Thriller]

Kiss of the Cobra by British author Peter Tremayne, perhaps best known as the author of the popular Sister Fidelma historical mystery series, is his standalone archaeological horror thriller, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 1984 by Sphere.

The story is set in West Bengal, India, in the modern day, involving academics breaking into the ancient burial chamber of a devoted couple for what they think is the find of the century, but turns out to be protected by the gods with the obligatory terrible curse, leaving a trail of strange deaths to investigate despite obstacles both mortal and supernatural.

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[Free eBook] Ghosts in the Wind by Marguerite Labbe [Paranormal Suspense with LGBT Romance]

As part of their 10th anniversary celebration, LGBT specialty publisher Dreamspinner Press is holding a giveaway promotion for selected m/m romance titles throughout May 30th and 31st.

Each title is free for only 1 hour. The current (and final) title is:

Ghosts in the Wind by Marguerite Labbe, a paranormal suspense with strong m/m romantic elements (this is part of their Bittersweet Dreams line which explores love stories but does not have a traditional HEA), starring a man who sees ghosts, including that of his murdered lover who was killed while performing a good deed for a stranger, and who haunts him in order to help track down the culprit and the missing children he kidnapped @ the publisher’s webstore

Andrei Cuza and Dean Marshall celebrated their tenth anniversary only to have their happiness shattered by a random, insane event: On his way home from closing a business deal, Dean stops on the parkway to help a young mother with her flat tire, and her ex arrives, murders them, and takes off with his two kids.

Ghosts have haunted Andrei all his life. He bears the guilt for his sister being stuck in limbo, because ghosts are frozen at the moment they died, unable to adapt to the changes in their living loved ones. When Dean returns to Andrei as a ghost, the double punch of losing him and having to watch him founder if he doesn’t move on is almost more than Andrei can bear.

Despite dangers in limbo—Jackal Wraiths that devour souls are hunting him—Dean isn’t going anywhere until he helps Andrei track down the missing children. Andrei is in danger as well when he pays dearly to feel Dean’s touch one last time. Time is slowly running out as Dean and Andrei try to say good-bye while they track a killer who’s more than happy to kill again.

Offered until 10 PM Eastern Time on May 31sh, available DRM-free worldwide directly from the publisher’s webstore (requires account signup with billing address but no payment info).

[Free eBook] A Harp in Lowndes Square by Rachel Ferguson [Literary Historical Novel with Paranormal]

A Harp in Lowndes Square by the late English author Rachel Ferguson, an early 20th century journalist and novelist whom Booker Prize-winning author A. S. Byatt cites as a literary influence, is her vintage literary fiction historical novel with paranormal elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Dean Street Press.

This was originally published in 1936 by Jonathan Cape, and this new edition contains an introduction by social historian Elizabeth Crawford, who has contributed articles to the UK government history blog.

The story takes place during the 1910s in England, against the backdrop of World War I, starring a pair of twins gifted with “the sight” which allows them to see and experience scenes from the past, which in turn leads them to uncover tragic secrets in their troubled family which they relive as though they were there.

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[Free eBook] The Parasite by Ramsey Campbell [Award-Winning Paranormal Horror]

The Parasite by British author Ramsey Campbell, a frequent recipient of the British Fantasy and Bram Stoker Awards, is his vintage standalone paranormal fantasy horror thriller, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 1980 by Millington under the title To Wake the Dead, and was later reprinted by Macmillan under its current title. It won the 1981 August Derleth Award for Best Fantasy Novel from the British Fantasy Awards society.

The story starts in New York and stars a seemingly ordinary woman whose psychic powers are sparked after a brush with the occult at a party, which she begins to explore, even as they take on a disturbing turn as they grow.

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