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Initial post: Oct 13, 2010 7:46:21 AM PDT
Science Doc says:
Hi all:

I'm looking for a really good horror book to read. I have one day left on my Amazon Prime trial and a $5.00 coupon so I want to put it to use today LOL. I'm looking for something really scary and gory (I read alot of Edward Lee and King so I'm looking for something else). Any suggestions besides The Exorcist, Amityville Horror or anything by King? Thanks!!!

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 13, 2010 8:00:01 AM PDT
Desert Places by Blake Crouch.....

Posted on Oct 13, 2010 8:05:20 AM PDT
Bill says:
When I was a teen I read a book called "The Nest" by Gregory Douglas (aka Eli Cantor)that scared the stuffing out of me. It might have had to do with the fact that we were on a camping trip and the woods were pretty spooky at night. Should be cheap since I'd read it probably 20+ years ago. There was a bad movie based on it, but as usual they ignored what made the book so scary.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 13, 2010 8:10:12 AM PDT
Science Doc says:
just read the synopsis....not sure I'm scared of killer bugs LOL

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 13, 2010 8:10:27 AM PDT
Science Doc says:
That book looks really good...thanks!

Posted on Oct 13, 2010 11:13:24 AM PDT
You've probably read "Ghost Story" by Peter Straub. That was scary, Most of his books a good.

Posted on Oct 14, 2010 5:42:16 AM PDT
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Posted on Oct 14, 2010 6:00:25 AM PDT
Sam Quixote says:
We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
The Woman in Black by Susan Hill
Lunar Park by Bret Easton Ellis

Posted on Oct 16, 2010 12:48:44 PM PDT
I've got my new collection "A Host of Shadows" from Dark Regions Press on Kindle for just $4.99. "Shannon's impeccable pacing and eye for the terrifying will leave the reader shaken and unsettled."
--Publisher's Weekly. This book contains 25 short stories first published in Cemetery Dance, Horror Garage, Horror Drive-In, Horror World, City Slab and a ton of other magazines. Also contains three brand new tales.

A Host of Shadows

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 16, 2010 1:03:12 PM PDT
Lisa Kane says:
The Gentling Box, winner of the Bram Stoker Award, now available in E Book format and at the Kindle Store. (Shadowfall Publications)

Trade Paperback published by Shadowfall Publications will be issued in a few weeks.

On his deathbed, Imre, a half-gypsy horse trader, must face the most horrific episode of his life in order to save his wife and daughter from a hideous curse.
Set in 19th century Hungary and Romania, Lisa Mannetti's debut novel garnered a Bram Stoker Award. This new edition from Shadowfall Publications features cover art by Glenn Chadbourne and an introduction by New York Times best-selling author, Heather Graham, as well as a new afterward by Lisa Mannetti.

"Erotic and chilling, Mannetti weaves a spellbinding tale of a Gypsy curse in a world that is both fantastical and utterly real."
--Alexandra Sokoloff, author of BOOK OF SHADOWS

"A keenly conceived and richly executed cornucopia of the blackest magic. Mannetti's prowess as a writer hauls the reader into a shimmering, phantasmagoric demesne of relentless suspense and high-creep-factor chills, and doesn't let go until the final page. This story is a dark work of art."

"Mannetti's prose has teeth; sharp teeth that grab on and refuse to let go."
--J.A. Konrath, author of ORIGIN and FUZZY NAVEL

If you'd like to do so, you can also view the book trailer on YouTube.
The Gentling Box

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 1, 2010 9:58:45 PM PDT
Michaelbrent says:
You might try Rising Fears...

Posted on Nov 1, 2010 11:23:33 PM PDT
James Welsh says:
THe lastest book I read that my good friend recommend to me was Scent of Vampire by Yuri Dia konov. It is the BEST book I have read in the past three years and 10s of horrors books. The book is quite new and I am definately a fan of this author after I read one of his books back in the 1980's called Christov's Testament, a book that should of been made into a move. Seriously, buy this book if you own a Kindle it is well worth your time. I promise you!

Posted on Nov 3, 2010 11:48:33 AM PDT
Blood Spring Yes, I'm recommending myself. Shameless, I know. But hey, Amazon knocked the price down to $0.89 from $1.99. Now that's a bargain.


Gone, the Day is also now $0.89

Posted on Nov 5, 2010 6:31:08 PM PDT
Mike Davis says:
Hi all. I'm new to this forum. Been looking for a good online "book club" and thought I'd just try Amazon... and it looks like there's a thriving community here. Anyway, back on topic: My favorite kind of horror book is a story where everything seems normal, but underneath, secretly, strange things are happening. Not sure if that makes sense or if I've described it well enough.

Any ideas?

Posted on Nov 5, 2010 7:03:54 PM PDT
The Missing Boatman

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2010 9:46:17 PM PDT
The Hellbound Heart: A Novel by Clive barker. A fairly quick read that I was unable to put down. Still one of my faves...horror with a sensual, artsy twist.

Posted on Nov 19, 2010 9:17:29 PM PST
2ndhandstory says:
Im a new Indie Author and would love for you to check out my trilogy project!
Zombie Fallout
Zombie Fallout 2: A Plague Upon Your Family

Posted on Nov 20, 2010 10:03:33 AM PST
D. Theo says:
While the Savage Sleeps, by Andrew E. Kaufman. It's an awesome book with a little bit for everyone. The best book I've read in a long time.

Posted on Nov 20, 2010 1:32:13 PM PST
Hi Doc,
You may like my horror books.
Rougarou Blood drenched walls and the smell of bodies left to lye in the sweltering heat long after the pulse of life has stopped beating, crawled into his mind. He pushed the disturbing thoughts away to concentrate on the young woman standing before him. Amazon kindle and paperback.
Rougarou II Rougarou II tells the story of a powerful vendetta brought forth against the people of Saint Anthony Parish, Louisiana.
Detectives Donavan Hays and Jack Olivier' find themselves pitted against an evil that has walked this plane for over two centuries and who has now taken up residency in the Hindel Mansion.
Evil doesn't forget: Especially when that evil comes in the form of a werewolf.
Amazon kindle and kindle pc.
There books are not for YA.

Posted on Nov 21, 2010 6:18:04 PM PST
Blufasa says:
Hello all,

I am the author of Dark Mind Chronicles: Go To HELL!
Dark Mind Chronicles: Go To HELL! is the first book of a dark trilogy. All Darrel needs to do is remember who he is and what he was meant to do before he unleashes hell on earth. Being mentored by a therapist named Apollo Remedie to find the "dark minds" in the world, Darrel Love (Dove) has 30 years to find nine keys to unlock his gifts or become something he had nightmares about even while he was in his mother's womb. Dark Mind Chronicles: Go To HELL! is a genuis and cleverly written supernatural fiction thriller that will have you wanting more after every page. It's not what you think it is...

I invite you all to read this riveting novel. It is a page turner. Please feel free to check out the trailer located on the publisher's site as well:

Dark Mind Chronicles: Go To HELL

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 8, 2010 4:40:49 PM PST
Michaelbrent says:
For the holiday season ONLY, all my thrillers (and other fiction ebooks) are on SALE for 99 CENTS only. These novels are usually priced between $5 and $8, and will return to their usual prices on January 1, 2011. My books have been on numerous best-seller lists, so this is a fantastic opportunity to have some great fun for a great price (and remember, you can always sample the opening pages for free before you buy!).

I hope you enjoy this holiday gift from me to you, and may your new year be filled with books!

Run - What do you do when everyone you know - family, friends, EVERYONE - is trying to kill you? Answer: you RUN.

Rising Fears - Welcome to the town of Rising. A place where everyone is safe. A place where no one ever locks their doors. A place...where all their worst nightmares are about to come true.

The Stranger Inside - The Hughes family is living the American Dream. Until one day they awake to find that someone has locked them inside their home. The windows and doors are nailed shut. There is nowhere out. Now, they must find out who is doing this to them...and survive. Because the maniac who has entombed them in their own home is inside, too. And he's very, very angry with them.

The Loon - A doctor who has lost his child. A woman in an abusive relationship. A man who thinks he is god. A madman who lives only to kill. These are the people who will come together and find that they are not alone. Cut off by a freak storm, they will discover the meaning of The Loon.

Posted on Jan 22, 2011 8:53:39 PM PST
2ndhandstory says:
Zombie Fallout
Zombie Fallout 2: A Plague Upon Your Family
Book 3 due out soon!

Posted on Jan 23, 2011 2:47:02 AM PST
Miracles are happening.
Pray to God they stop.

In the dead of winter, on a highway in Quebec, a man crashes his car and survives. In New York, a homeless person is run over by a bus and lives. In Tokyo, a teenager jumps off a high rise building and fails in taking her own life. All over the world, miracles like these transpire, and people breathe a sigh of relief.

But for the next week, some people will begin to suspect a terrible truth. A handful will even search for it. One man will find it.

And in seven days, all hell will break loose.

The Missing Boatman

Posted on Feb 15, 2011 8:02:55 AM PST
Colin Hill says:
Dark Engine
Since he was a child, Daniel Rhodes has been haunted by dreams of a machine; an Engine that can not only power itself, but can create new energy from its own momentum. Such knowledge could change the world. But in the wrong hands, such power could become a terrible force of evil.

But there is more at stake than just the Engine. Dark forces are at work, as ageless beings play a dangerous game, with the ultimate prize being control over all of creation itself.

Only Daniel Rhodes can stop this ancient conflict, but at what cost? When the final battle comes, agents of darkness will prowl the land, and the dead shall walk the earth.
For at the heart of the machine lies a force beyond time and space itself, and its revelation will change EVERYTHING.

Posted on Feb 17, 2011 4:09:35 AM PST
Victorious says:
Well, Doc, I've just read a right weird book called Beyond by Paul Edwards.
Starts off with a very ordinary guy, who wanders inadvertantly into a world of semi demons (who live in houses, collecting great artworks, kidnap and murder are their 'hobbies') who he finds have occasionally manipulated bits of his life before - through visions and visits - it's all very odd, great little stories within the story. visual writing (does that make sense). What I like best is good story telling - Barker and King both do it for me in that regard. I'll try this link thing.... Beyond
has that worked?

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