[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] Demons by Daylight by Ramsey Campbell [Horror Collection]

Demons by Daylight by British author Ramsey Campbell, a frequent recipient of the British Fantasy and Bram Stoker Awards, is his vintage collection of psychological & supernatural horror short stories, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture Press imprint.

This was originally published in 1973 by Arkham House. This was the 2nd collection released of his shorter works (and is apparently worth quite a lot of money in its original printing) which, according to the author, saw him moving away from his earlier Lovecraftian roots and experimenting with a style more influenced by literary novelist Vladimir Nabokov. These disturbing psychological horror and supernatural thriller tales are mostly set in a reality almost, but not quite, like our own.

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[Free eBook] Wicked Things by Thomas Tessier [Supernatural Horror]

Wicked Things by Thomas Tessier, a three-time recipient of the International Horror Guild Award, is his standalone supernatural horror thriller, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture Press imprint.

This was originally published in 2007 by Dorchester’s Leisure Books imprint and won the International Horror Guild Award. The story takes place in the obligatory seemingly-idyllic small town which reveals layers of terrible dysfunction and bizarre happenings of which the locals dare not speak, when a stranger begins looking into a series of murders in the deceptively picture-perfect place.

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[Free eBook] Revenge of the Witch by Joseph Delaney [Young Adult Supernatural Fantasy]

The Last Apprentice: Revenge of the Witch by bestselling British author Joseph Delaney is the 1st novel in his The Last Apprentice sub-series which is the foundation of his Spook’s Universe setting of tween/YA supernatural dark fantasy adventures, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher HarperCollins’ Greenwillow imprint.

This was originally published under the title of The Spook’s Apprentice in the UK, where the series is known as The Wardstone Chronicles. This dark fantasy/light horror series is set in a magical version of Lancashire County, where supernatural beings haunt the English countryside and Spooks are elite magicians who are highly-trained to combat the evils that arise. This sub-series follows the training of the titular last apprentice of one such Spook, whose previous apprentices all had a very high mortality rate, with this installment introducing the one who will eventually survive, if he can overcome various fatal challenges including the titular witch.

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[Free eBook] Town & Train by James K. Moran [Horror]

Town & Train by Canadian author James K. Moran is his standalone supernatural horror novel, free for a limited time courtesy of LGBT specialty publisher Lethe Press.

The story is set in a small town in Ontario, where an amnesiac teen and a recently-transferred Toronto cop must figure out the strange and terrible secrets behind the mysterious train which stole his memory.

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[Free eBook] Vampyrrhic Rites by Simon Clark [Vampire Horror]

Vampyrrhic Rites by multiple British Fantasy Award-winning author Simon Clark is series of vampire horror novels, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 2003 by Hodder & Stoughton, and was nominated for the BFA’s August Derleth Award for Best Fantasy Novel, back in the day. The series is set in Northern England, featuring ancient supernatural vampire horrors being awakened in modern sleepy local villages. This installment is set in the North Yorkshire Moors and starts with a villager for a friend suddenly gone missing, only to find him terribly changed.

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[Free eBook] 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] On Deadly Ground by Simon Clark [Supernatural Horror]

On Deadly Ground by multiple British Fantasy Award-winning author Simon Clark is his standalone supernatural horror novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 1997 by Hodder & Stoughton using the title King Blood, and was a preliminary nominee for the BFA’s August Derleth Award for Best Fantasy Novel, back in the day. The story is set in a seemingly idyllic modern village which is soon to become subject to unfathomable horror when an apocalyptic supernatural disaster arises, leading them to discover the monsters both within and without.

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[Free eBook] The Secret of Seven Oaks by Juanita Coulson [Supernatural Horror]

The Secret of Seven Oaks by author and noted filksinger Juanita Coulson is her vintage standalone supernatural horror novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 1972 by Berkley Medallion. The story stars a recently-bereaved young woman come to act as a caretaker to a girl in an isolated village, who begins to become obsessed in uncovering what lies behind a local family’s feud, with the guidance of ominous Tarot prophecies.

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[Free eBook] Door Into Terror by Juanita Coulson [Gothic Supernatural Mystery/Suspense]

Door Into Terror by Juanita Coulson is her gothic mystery/suspense novel with supernatural horror elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 1972 by Berkley’s Medallion imprint. The standalone story appears to be set in contemporary times, and involves a woman who moves to an isolated island to tutor an old friend’s son, only to uncover disturbing secrets and perhaps even evil forces in the mysterious and possibly haunted mansion.

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