[Free eBook] The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle [Award-Winning Lovecraftian Historical Horror]

The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle is a standalone historical horror remix novella, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Macmillan’s Tor Books imprint.

This is their featured free eBook of the Month Club offer for October and won the 2016 Shirley Jackson Award for Best Novella, and was also a finalist for the Hugo, Nebula, Bram Stoker, British Fantasy, and World Fantasy Awards, and is apparently in development for an AMC television series. I read it for Hugo Voting last year, and rather liked it; enough so that I bought some of the author’s unrelated sfnal novels when they went on sale.

The story is a subversive riff on H. P. Lovecraft’s 1927 tale The Horror at Red Hook about the dark occult underbelly of a Brooklyn neighbourhood, retelling its events from the perspective of a young black street musician from Harlem who becomes involved with the plans of an eccentric white millionaire seeking to raise the Great Old Ones.

Offered through October 12th at 11:59 PM Eastern Time, available DRM-free to Canada & US only directly from the publisher.

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[Free eBook] Stained by Lee Thomas [Award-Winning Horror]

Stained by Lee Thomas, a Lambda Literary and Bram Stoker Award-winning author, is a standalone horror thriller novel, free for a limited time courtesy of LGBT specialty publisher Lethe Press.

This was originally published in 2004 by Wildside Press and won the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a First Novel. The reprint is a 10th anniversary edition which comes with a new introduction by the author and a foreword by Steve Berman.

The story follows the aftermath of one man’s confrontation with a sadistic serial killer, which left a disturbingly increasing blight upon his soul.

Offered DRM-free worldwide, available at Amazon.

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