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by John Polidori , 1819
The charismatic and sophisticated vampire of modern fiction was born in 1819 with the publication of The Vampyre by John Polidori. The story was highly successful and arguably the most influential vampire work of the early 19th century.
Darlings Of Decay
by Kristen Middleton, et al. - Smashwords , 2013
Chilling tales of zombie horror from thirty-one of your favorite female writers who take you on a horrifying ride that will leave you breathless! Come and meet the women who love to entertain you with their own versions of the zombie apocalypse.
In A Season Of Dead Weather
by Mark Fuller Dillon - Smashwords , 2013
In a season of dead weather, the mind clutches at reality; but what does it find instead? Madness, or monsters? Dreams, or the darkness at the end of all nightmares? One thing is clear: these are tales that echoes tell, in a season of dead weather.
The Blood That Bonds
by Christopher Buecheler - iiamtrilogy.com , 2009
Not your every day vampire tale! Two is trapped: hooked on heroin, held as property, forced to sell her body to feed the addiction. Time brings her ever closer to what seems an inevitable death and Two waits, longing only for the next fix ...
The Slayer of Souls
by Robert W. Chambers - eBooks@Adelaide , 2011
A young American girl is raised by the Yezidee-Mongols, a murderous cult of killers with psychic power, who want to rule the world. Because of her training in the East and her own powers, she is all that stands in the way of their evil plans.
Buried in Sunshine
by Matthew Fish - Smashwords , 2012
A troubled girl named Emma Corbeau begins seeing 'clones' of herself that exist only in the daytime and disappear into ash at nightfall. These different versions of herself lead her on a journey of self discovery and expose the terrible past ...
by F. Marion Crawford - The Macmillan Company , 1911
This book is a horror collection: Houses haunted by the skull-bones of a dead man! Vampires! Haunted steamships! Dolls like Chuckie -- but nicer! Horror fans will adore F. Marion Crawford's 'Wandering Ghosts' and other stories.
The Cthulhu Cult: A Novel of Lovecraftian Obsession
by Rick Dakan - Feedbooks , 2010
A brilliant and scintillating novel of Lovecraftian terror. It grips the reader from the first page and develops a tremendous cumulative power. Anyone who has the least interest in H. P. Lovecraft's work will find The Cthulhu Cult a must-read.
by Anne Billson - Smashwords , 2012
Susan is about to marry the man she loves, so why is she having such terrible nightmares? What is the secret of the ugly old doll she finds in the basement? And who is the mysterious American girl who turns up on the doorstep of her new London home?
by Jeff Inlo - ManyBooks , 2009
Dr. Jim Sagacity has the special ability to see souls. He watches spirits depart this world in a display of pure wonder until he learns that not all souls are able to make this transition. With a new perspective of death, he attempts to intervene.
Varney the Vampire
by Thomas Preskett Prest - Project Gutenberg , 2005
Nothing has been omitted in the life of the unhappy Varney, which could throw a light upon his career, and the fact of his death made a great noise at the time through Europe and is to be found in the public prints for the year 1713.
The Blood of Judas
by Walt Sautter , 2011
The Blood of Judas is a blend of religion, adventure, revenge and horror which takes place in Nazi Germany. Elda, a Jewish woman, begins a relationship with a strange admirer, Anton. They are later swept up into the Holocaust.
A Book of Ghosts
by S. Baring-Gould - Project Gutenberg , 2011
When Anna Arler's husband was brought home dead, she insisted on being left alone in the night by him, before he was buried alone, -- with his coffin. And what happened in that night no one knows. Some affirm that she saw ghosts.
The Ice Cream Memories of Charlotte Rowe
by Teresa Perrin - Bibliotastic.com , 2011
Charlotte Rowe has been cast in the role of medium from childhood. Divination from the spirit world. Con artistry. Cats and mirrors. Death. Life. Birth. Murder. And ice cream. Powerful and intelligent fiction, with splinters of irony.
No Further Messages
by Brett Savory - Bibliotastic.com , 2011
21 hard-hitting horror short stories. The subjects are not supernatural but deal instead with the more worldly evils of murder, violence, insanity, and torture. Some readers may be upset by the extreme violence in some of the stories.
Diary of the Displaced
by Glynn James - Smashwords , 2011
There is a place where nightmares come true. A dark and terrifying place that is hidden from the world we know by borders that only the most unfortunate of souls will ever cross. James Halldon woke up in the dark, alone, without a clue where he was.
by Steve Merrifield - Bibliotastic.com , 2011
Martin Roberts has made a successful career from painting, but is finding that his creativity is slipping away - stifled by his family life. That is until he is responsible for running a teenage girl down in his car. Miraculously the girl survives.
by Gregory W. Huber , 2011
WISHES is a ghost story, but more than that, it is a tale of family relationships and overlapping love interests. It is a tale of unrealized connections, interwoven affiliations, irony, and fate. It is filled with the complexities of everyday life.
by Penelope Fletcher - Feedbooks , 2011
Monsters should not walk the daylight, they should cower in the dark. When the full moon haunts the sky, Evangeline prowls the dark as a Wendigo; a mix of human and beast. The night an injured outcast falls into her claws she must defy her keeper...
Valle: Book 2 of the Heku Series
by T.M. Nielsen - Smashwords , 2010
While Chevalier and Emily come to terms with being parents, the Valle begin attacks to gain access to the last remaining Winchester, even if it means harming those she cares about. An upheaval in the Equites threatens the island's peaceful life.
Heku : Book 1 of the Heku Series
by T.M. Nielsen - Smashwords , 2010
Heku follows the life of Emily, a rancher from Montana, and Chevalier, a member of the blood-drinking species, the heku. As you delve into the world of the heku, a militaristic society intertwined with that of the humans.
Melmoth the Wanderer
by Charles Maturin - eBooks@Adelaide , 2010
Part Faust, part Mephistopheles, Melmoth has made a satanic bargain for immortality. Now he wanders the earth, an outsider with an eerie, tortured existence, searching for someone who will take on his contract and release him to die a natural death.
The House of the Vampire
by George Sylvester Viereck - The Premier Press , 1912
One of the first psychic vampire novels of its time - where the vampire feeds off of more than just blood - The House of the Vampire is an early classic in its genre. This Victorian novel operates in the continuum of life and death.
The Hound of the Baskervilles
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - eBooks@Adelaide , 2009
World-famous Sherlock Holmes is once again called upon to put his uncanny detective techniques to work in The Hound of the Baskervilles. This mystery/horror story has become the archetype around which an entire genre has been created.
by Somerset Maugham - Pennsylvania State University , 2007
A novel about Edwardian Paris. Maugham tells his tale of the weird and the horrible with simple sincerity and a constant matching of the unhallowed practices with the clean, sweet things of common life that make its effect uncommonly impressive.
Ghost Stories of an Antiquary
by M. R. James - eBooks@Adelaide , 2009
The ghost stories of M.R. James are widely considered to be the best supernatural literature ever written. This volume was his first collection of short stories to be published (1904) and is a fine introduction to this chilling, scholarly author.
When Graveyards Yawn
by G. Wells Taylor - PublishAmerica , 2008
A dead lawyer enters the office of Wildclown Investigations and hires the detective to find his killer. Wildclown and his dead sidekick soon find themselves entangled in a battle for control of a secret that offers either hope or doom for humanity.
Horror Story and Other Horror Stories
by Robert Boyczuk - ChiZine Publications , 2008
Love and loss are the two prevailing themes in this gripping short story collection, featuring 19 of the author's tales: The Death Artist, When Fat Men Love Thin Women, Monster, The Uncertainty Principle, The Love Clinic, and more.
by Richard Kadrey - Night Shade Books , 2007
Spyder Lee is a happy man who owns a tattoo shop. One night a demon tries to bite his head off before he’s saved by a stranger. The demon infected Spyder so that he can suddenly see the world as it really is: full of angels, demons and monsters.
Tales of Terror and Mystery
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - Project Gutenberg , 1006
Tales of Terror and Mystery is a collection of tales that will make your spine tingle. The book is brimming with unexpected twists and surprises, it makes for compulsive reading. Doyle is the famous creator of extraordinaire detective Sherlock Holmes.
The Turn of the Screw
by Henry James - Project Gutenberg , 1995
Before Alfred Hitchcock there was Henry James. The young governess is the only one who sees the ghosts. The book starting out as a ghost story, becomes a psychological horror. A glimpse into the human mind as the ultimate source of evil.
The Phantom of the Opera
by Gaston Leroux - Grosset & Dunlap , 1911
Gaston Leroux's book is much darker than the familiar Broadway musical and film. A genuine Gothic murder, the Phantom of the Opera, terrorizes Paris Opera House by a blackmail plot, and murderous actions after that. Absorbing and fascinating reading.
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
by Robert Louis Stevenson - Scott-Thaw , 1904
Stevenson's exploration of human evil, Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, is a synonym for the split personality. This dark fantasy is a product of its time, based on theories of evolution, class, and the secrets of the soul.
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
by Washington Irving - D. Estes & company , 1900
Ghost story set in a cursed part of town called Sleepy Holow. Ichabod Crane finds himself hunted by a headless horseman who patrols the country. The book is an early American fiction story wonderfully told, which is still widely read today.
by Mary Shelley - Sever, Francis, & Co. , 1869
The story of Frankenstein's monstrous creation has enthralled generations of readers and inspired countless writers of horror. Experience the sweeping force of the prose, the grotesque imagery, and the multilayered themes of Shelley's masterpiece.