[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 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] 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] Black Ashes by Noel Scanlon [Expat Haunted House Horror]

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

This was originally published in 1986 by St. Martin’s Press.

The story is set in Ranpur, India, starring an expat family who hastily moves overseas for a hasty multinational bank’s job replacement, settling into the mysteriously deceased predecessor’s house, which turns out to be haunted by him even as they, too, begin to experience the terrible things which drove him to his death.

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

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

This was originally published in 1985 by Sphere.

The story is set in the Florida swamps, where poachers after manatee end up finding and disturbing a different and much more disturbing creature, which a plucky National Park Ranger tries to figure out what it is as the body count rises, in the hopes of thwarting it before it’s too late.

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[Free eBook] Midnight Sun by Ramsey Campbell [Award-Winning Horror Fantasy]

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

This was originally published in 1990 by Macdonald, and and won the 1991 British Fantasy Award society’s August Derleth Award for Best Fantasy Novel (usually a horror-ish dark fantasy in this particular category).

The story stars a lonely boy living in his aunt’s house due to a mysterious occurrence which happened to his grandfather and other family, who grows up to inherit the ancestral home and begin unravelling the family mystery, as he awakens a strange and terrible power after several dormant generations when strange frost covers the land—legacy of an ancestor’s long-ago explorations into the shamanic rituals of the northern wastes.

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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] ChiZine 150th Canada Day Giveaway [Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Poetry]

In celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary, for today only on Canada Day, Canadian small press specialty publisher ChiZine Publications is holding a giveaway of all their ebooks from their Canadian authors for free (modest pay-what-you-want donation suggested).

Their catalogue includes many award-nominated and -winning genre authors, both local and international. Although the bulk of it is tilted towards horror, there’s also a generous selection of fantasy, science fiction, paranormal mystery, and even some sfnal literary fiction and poetry in the lot. Overall, the selection is quite high quality (and you shouldn’t miss picking up the offered Imaginarium anthology volumes of yearly best-of feature short stories) and anything you pick up will likely be pretty decent (click on the covers to go to the descriptions of the books). Some of the download filesizes are very large, so be warned.

I especially recommend out of the authors I’ve previously bought: Quebec author Claude Lalumière (excellent multi-genre short stories), Caitlin Sweet (some traditionally epic fantasy, some mythologically-based), Gemma Files (steampunk magical western with LGBT elements, also horror shorts), Nancy Baker (dark fantasy with legendary creatures), Geoff Ryman (Hugo nominee for science fiction, but he has a fantasy novel in this), Quebec author Yves Meynard (Aurora Award-winner with quite good multi-genre short stories).

Offered DRM-free worldwide through July 1st, 2017 until midnight Eastern Time, directly at the publisher’s special promo page and you can read more about it at the announcement on their blog.

[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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