[Free eBook] The Morgow Rises! by Peter Tremayne [Sea Creature Horror Thriller]

The Morgow Rises! by British author Peter Tremayne, perhaps best known as the author of the popular Sister Fidelma historical mystery series, is his vintage standalone creature feature horror thriller, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 1982 by Sphere. The story is set off the coast of Cornwall, starring local fishermen forced to move further out to sea by the decline in fish stocks, and encountering a lurking aquatic evil with their catch.

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[Free eBook] Dark Armageddon by John Glasby [Lovecraftian Sci-Fi Horror Thriller]

Dark Armageddon by the late British author John Glasby is the 3rd novel in his The Dark Armageddon trilogy of Lovecraftian science fiction horror thrillers, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This trilogy is one of Venture’s original publications, posthumously selected from Glasby’s extensive literary estate, and actually based on the extended Lovecraft mythos, using elements such as Great Old One Cthugha (from August Derleth’s additions; fun fact: the Wikipedia article for Cthugha has a quote from one of Glasby’s vintage pulp stories featuring him) and classic settings such as Miskatonic University.

The trilogy mingles the Cthulhu mythos with conspiracy thriller elements, starring a number of individuals previously recruited into what turned out to be a plucky secret Organisation of intellectuals trying to keep the stars from coming right and allowing the invasion of unthinkable horrors from deep space. This installment wraps up the tale of their desperate efforts traveling throughout time and space to prevent the worst from befalling the Earth.

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[Free Audiobooks] 2 free titles from AudioSYNC Summer of Reading [Young Adult Horror Novel, Crime & Social Issues Non-Fiction]

AudioFile’s SYNC Summer of Listening 2017 promotion for young adults continues, which offers 2 free audiobooks per week—1 classic or non-fiction, 1 modern—as free MP3 downloads, usually available worldwide (some titles are subject to geo-restrictions, and you can see the planned release schedule here).

This week’s two selected titles, available until 7am Eastern Time on May 25th, are as follows:

  • Shadow House: The Gathering by Dan Potocki, the 1st novel in a tween/young adult horror adventure trilogy trapped in an eerie haunted house, trying to find a way out; from Scholastic Audiobooks, read by Dan Bittner
  • In Our Backyard: Human Trafficking in America and What We Can Do To Stop It by Nita Belles, a non-fiction book and advice guide which provides background information and true stories about human trafficking, as well as tips on how to recognize it when it occurs around you and fight back by taking action in various ways; from Oasis Audio, read by Nicol Zanzarella

Offered as DRM-free MP3s through 7am Eastern Time on May 25th, available in selected countries worldwide (requires installing Overdrive Media console software on your PC, Mac, Android, or iDevice, and you need to finish downloading before the time limit).

[Free eBook] Nicor! by Peter Tremayne [Creature Horror Mystery Thriller]

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

This was originally published in 1987 by Sphere. The story takes place on an oil rig in the Carribean, which in addition to experiencing a series of murders under investigation, also finds itself under attack from a possibly demonic sea monster they have awakened by drilling too far into the depths.

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[Free eBook] Sweeter Than Wine by L. Neil Smith [Paranormal Fantasy Thriller]

Sweeter Than Wine by L. Neil Smith, a frequent finalist for the Prometheus Award for Libertarian SF, is his standalone modern-day vampire novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Phoenix Pick Press.

This is their featured Free Book of the Month selection for May, and was originally released in 2011 as an online serial on the Phoenix Pick Press website, before being compiled into the complete novel edition.

The story stars a rather mundane vampire who lives a very ordinary, quiet sort of respectable blending-in life until one day, the mysterious woman who made him what he is reappears and needs his help, and whether this is a good or bad thing is something he’s about to find out.

Offered worldwide through May, available DRM-free directly from the publisher.

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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] 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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[Free eBook] Ogre by Marc Alexander [Supernatural Horror Thriller]

*Ogre** by London-resident New Zealander author Marc Alexander is his standalone supernatural fantasy horror thriller, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 1980 by Hamlyn using the pseudonym Mark Ronson. The story apparently incorporates some Celtic folklore, and is set in a small village which believes itself to be beset by a plain old serial killer—blaming the newcomer lead character accordingly—only to discover that it has fallen prey to a monster far older and much worse.

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[Free eBook] The Phoebe Harkness Omnibus by James Fahy [Sci-Fi Paranormal Horror Mystery]

The Phoebe Harkness Omnibus by British author James Fahy is an omnibus edition which comprises the 1st & 2nd novels in his Phoebe Harkness series of urban gothic science fiction horror paranormal investigative mystery adventure thrillers, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture Press imprint.

The series is set in the post-apocalyptic future city of New Oxford after a devastating world war, where as the result of weapons experiments, some humans have genetically mutated into forms resembling creatures out of legend. These cases star the titular Dr. Harkness, a regular human with a surprising past secret, as she solves mysterious murders which pose problems to harmonious interspecies relationships between the remaining normal humans and the newly-ascendant pseudo-vampire and neo-werewolf societies.

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[Free Audiobooks] 6 audiobooks from Libro.fm for Bookstore Day 2017 [Historical Fiction, Humour, Young Adult, Non-Fiction]

As a special treat to promote Bookstore Day 2017, audiobook retailer Libro.fm is offering 6 free audiobooks, as incentive for visiting your local independent bookstore (which may also offer cards to redeem additional titles).

The titles available as part of the online offer are from a variety of genres and age levels, and can be downloaded via the Libro.fm app available for iTunes and Android devices, or as DRM-free MP3s on your computer.

  • **A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again ** by the late literary fiction author David Foster Wallace, a humorous non-fiction essay about a Carribean cruise experience, exclusive to this Bookstore Day 2017 offer
  • Hachette Audio Story Sampler, another Bookstore Day 2017 exclusive, containing selected short works read by comedian David Sedaris, the late musician Pete Seeger, and the late actor Alan Rickman
  • Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School by John Medina, a self-improvement guide
  • The Women in the Castle by Jennifer Shattuck, an historical drama about three widows in Germany at the end of World War II
  • Shadow House #1: The Gathering by Dan Poblocki, horror adventure novel for tweens, involving a haunted house
  • Tomb Quest #1: Book of the Dead by Michael Northrup, pulp adventure novel for tweens, involving Egyptian mythology
  • Penguin Random House Audio Story Sampler, another Bookstore Day 2017 exclusive, but this one just consists of introductory chapters from their bestsellers

Offered in many regions worldwide, until midnight PST on April 29th, directly from Libro.fm (requires account signup but no payment info)