[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] In the Valley, Where Belladonna Grows by Tim Lebbon [Psychological Horror Fantasy]

In the Valley, Where Belladonna Grows by Welsh author Tim Lebbon, a recipient of multiple British Fantasy Awards, is his standalone horror-ish novella with sfnal elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 2005 by Cemetary Dance, as part of the Fourbodings anthology edited by Peter Crowther, and this edition contains a bonus short story, The Rain God.

The story is a Twilight Zone-esque blend of psychological horror and dystopian sci-fantasy, exploring an isolated woman’s chilling mental vision of the dangers outside which threaten to encroach upon her idyllic rural existence.

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[Free eBook REPEAT] The Fabled Oak by Simon Clark [Paranormal Investigative Mystery Horror]

The Fabled Oak by English author Simon Clark, a recipient of multiple British Fantasy Awards, is the 3rd novella in his Byron Makangelo series of horror-flavoured paranormal investigative adventures, free again for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

The series stars a wealthy eccentric with a pet monkey and a team of ghost hunters, who investigate paranormal cases in modern times. This story is set in Wales, taking place at a hippie commune whose children insist that a particular ancient tree where they once played now harbours a monstrous supernatural spirit.

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[Free eBook] Snowbeast! by Peter Tremayne [Creature Horror Thriller]

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

This was originally published in 1983 by Sphere.

The story is set in Scotland, where a niece visiting her doctor uncle’s remote lodge finds him investigating the mysterious ailment of a monk at a nearby monastery, which seems to point to possession by a dark myth out of ancient Gaelic legend akin to the abominable snowman, beginning to run rampant in the mountains.

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[Free eBook] Sherlock’s Demon by Simon Clark [Paranormal Investigative Mystery Horror]

Sherlock’s Demon by English author Simon Clark, a recipient of multiple British Fantasy Awards, is the 2nd novella in his Byron Makangelo series of horror-flavoured paranormal investigative adventures, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

The series stars a wealthy eccentric with a pet monkey and a team of ghost hunters, who investigate paranormal cases in modern times.

This story is a Sherlock Holmes homage, featuring the case of a renovating couple who finds one of them being possessed by the spirit of Holmes himself for an unknown and possibly sinister purpose at their mysterious newly-acquired Manor House, for which the investigative team is called in to figure out.

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[Free eBook REPEAT] Starfall Muta by Alan David [Science Fiction with Horror]

Starfall Muta by Alan David, a pseudonym for British author Donald S. Rowland, is his vintage standalone science fiction survival novel with horror elements, free again for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 1975 by Robert Hale as part of their Hale SF line under the pseudonym Graham Garner.

The story involves a shuttlecraft incident which strands several crewmembers on the surface of an inhospitable alien planet with hostile inhabitants, while they try to carry out their original mission as well as find a way to make it back to their ship.

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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 Audiobook] The Best of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe [Poetry & Horror Classics]

The Best of Edgar Allan Poe by the late Edgar Allan Poe contains a mix of his classic poetry and prose stories, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Penguin Random House Audio.

This selection of the classic 19th century author’s unabridged poetry and prose stories is read by narrator Edward Blake, and includes such spooky horror tales as “The Tell-Tale Heart” and more.

Offered worldwide until 12 PM Eastern Time on October 27th, available as a DRM-free MP4 download directly from the publisher and in their app.

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[Free eBook] Winter Tide by Ruthanna Emrys [Lovecraftian Alternate Historical Fantasy with Spy Mystery]

Winter Tide by Ruthanna Emrys is the 1st novel in her The Innsmouth Legacy series of alternate historical dark fantasy with strong horror, mystery, and espionage thriller elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Tor Books.

This is a special time-limited promotion, being made free to boost the upcoming 2nd novel, and this edition includes a bonus short story. The series is set in the late H. P. Lovecraft’s popular Cthulhu Mythos, varying it as an alternate hidden history where during the 1920s, the U.S. government secretly rounded up the population of the seaside village of Innsmouth, long since hybridized with the mystical Deep Ones of the oceans, into desert internment camps.

This story takes place a generation later during the late 1940s as the Cold War is getting underway, when an FBI agent believing that Communists spies have stolen dangerous magical secrets from the legendary Miskatonic University, calls upon one of the few survivors of the camps for help, who must return to her ruined home and uncover the remaining scraps of her suppressed personal and ancestral history to face the threat.

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