Included with a Kindle Unlimited membership.
Buy new:
FREE Shipping on your first order. Details
Arrives: July 15 - 17
Fastest delivery: July 9 - 10
Usually ships within 3 days.
As an alternative, the Kindle eBook is available now and can be read on any device with the free Kindle app. Want to listen? Try Audible.
Your transaction is secure
We work hard to protect your security and privacy. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Learn more
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.

Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
+ $3.99 shipping
Sold by: SuperBookDeals--
Add to Cart
+ Free Shipping
Sold by: Book Depository US
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Follow the Authors

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.

Deranged Souls: Supernatural Horror with Scary Ghosts & Haunted Houses (Haunted Village Series) Paperback – August 15, 2019

4.9 out of 5 stars 84 ratings
Book 9 of 9 in the Haunted Village Series

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
New from Used from
$14.99 $15.32

The Amazon Book Review
The Amazon Book Review
Book recommendations, author interviews, editors' picks, and more. Read it now
click to open popover

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
    Windows Phone
  • Click here to download from Amazon appstore

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.


Special offers and product promotions

Editorial Reviews

From the Inside Flap

Kevin Artes swore and limped along. Anthony and Guillermo were already twenty feet ahead of him. The two men paused and glanced back.
"What the hell is wrong with you?" Anthony asked.
"Damned knee," Kevin replied. "The pace is killing me."
"What the hell happened to your knee?" Guillermo asked.
"I fell," Kevin replied bitterly. "You see, I was trying to get into the Village the other night."
"When your brother went in," Anthony explained. "We wanted to go in for him, but they wouldn't let us."
Guillermo shook his head but remained silent.
"Anyway," Kevin continued. "They jerked me back, and I fell. Landed hard. Tweaked the absolute hell out of my knee."
"You should have let someone else take your spot," Guillermo said.
Kevin shook his head. "Nope. No way, no how. Not how I roll, you know that."
Guillermo hesitated and said, "I'll call an evac for you."
"No," Kevin said, not bothering to hide the disgust in his voice. "I'm not falling out."
"No," Guillermo said. "You've already fallen out. Take the ride, Kevin. I appreciate you trying to go in after Miguel for me."
Clenching his teeth, Kevin said, "Guillermo, I can make this."
"You can't," Guillermo replied. "Anthony and I will wait until you're picked up."
"No," Kevin said, shaking his head. "It's bad enough I have to ride back. No way I'm slowing up the patrol."
"Kevin," Anthony said.
"Stop," Kevin said. "Just stop. Listen, I know what to do. I'll wait for them."
"Not here," Guillermo said. "Not out in the open like this."
"Where then?" Kevin snapped.
"Back at where my brother was killed," Guillermo said tightly. "There's already a path in the snow from the site eval this morning. Shouldn't be difficult for them to get you."
"Yeah, fine," Kevin grumbled. "I'll even try out the new emergency kit they slapped together."
"I still don't like this," Guillermo said. "We should be sitting with you."
"He'll shoot us," Anthony said, and after a moment of shocked surprise, the three of them laughed. The tension vanished.
"Huh," Guillermo said and muttered something in Spanish. Then, continuing in English, he added, "I'm afraid you're right about that, Anthony."
"Damn straight," Kevin chuckled. "Go on, get out of here. I'll see you in the mess hall later. You idiots can buy me some beer and help me forget about this stupidity."
"Sounds good," Anthony said, and the two men waved as they walked away.
Grumbling and wincing, Kevin limped along their back trail. He kept the fence on his left, moving toward the new house where Miguel lay dead. It took him several long, painful minutes, but when he reached it, he felt better. He stopped near the hidden gate, switched his radio to the proper channel, and said, "Alpha One Tertiary requesting evac for injury, copy?"
"Base copies Alpha One Tertiary," came the response a heartbeat later. "Location?"
"Exterior of new house. ETA?" Kevin asked.
"Fifteen, maybe twenty Mikes, copy?"
"I copy," Kevin answered. "Out."
He sighed and looked at the house. None of the lights were on, and the mid-morning sun made the building appear more depressing than sinister. Kevin slung his rifle and peered through the wrought iron fence. Miguel's body, he knew, was on the far side of the house, half-buried beneath the snow from the previous evening.
Without thinking, Kevin limped to the gate and opened it.
He remained outside the perimeter, looking in.
Can I make it in? he wondered. Could I get around the house and bring him out? Would anyone notice?
Kevin glanced at the cameras positioned on various center posts. They were hardwired, and the malfunction was corrected. Which means I can't get in without being seen.
That's not the real issue, though. Not at all. He shook his head. No, the real issue is getting in without the dead figuring out I'm there. Hell, they don't even have a cause of death. Or at least they're not telling us anything about it.
Kevin sighed angrily. A dissatisfaction for the job was growing in him. Life had been easier when the company was in Afghanistan, hunting down Mujahideen for private companies.
Hell, we took fewer casualties then, Kevin thought, frowning bitterly.
"Hello," a woman said from behind him.
Kevin spun around, put too much weight on his sore knee and collapsed on his backside.
An attractive young woman stood in front of him. Her expression was one of mild curiosity. She was dressed in light clothing, and although there was a slight wind blowing, neither her clothes nor her hair was bothered by it.
Dead, Kevin thought, bringing his shotgun into position. She frowned as he squeezed the trigger. The weapon roared, and the dead woman vanished.
"Alpha One Tertiary, we have report of a shot fired. Status?" Command demanded.
"One female ghost, disrupted," Kevin said. Something struck him in the back of the helmet, knocking him forward into the snow. The blow was followed by more, and he let out a scream of pain as one landed against the back of his injured knee.
Laughter filled the air as he twisted around, trying to get his shotgun free from beneath him. Shots rang out, and the dead woman vanished again, dropping the length of wood she had been using as a bludgeon.
"Foolish." The word came from behind him again, and Kevin twisted, tried to find a target, and failed. A second later, the board appeared in his peripheral vision. It smashed through his visor, driving safety glass into his eyes as the wood shattered his nose and broke his front teeth.
More shots were fired as Kevin collapsed to one knee, dropping his shotgun before trying to claw the glass out of his face.
He felt cold air rush around him, and then he screamed as pain exploded in his forehead. It felt as though someone was driving frozen nails into his skull, and he shuddered as he fell back. Unable to stand up, Kevin lay on his back, blind to the world as the nails were twisted back and forth in his head. He tried to focus, tried to think about anything, but all he heard was the firing rifles and a soft, satisfied sigh from the dead woman.

Product details

Customer reviews

4.9 out of 5 stars
4.9 out of 5
84 customer ratings
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star 0% (0%) 0%
1 star 0% (0%) 0%
How does Amazon calculate star ratings?
Reviewed in the United States on August 22, 2019
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on August 23, 2019
Verified Purchase
2 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on August 28, 2019
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on September 16, 2019
Verified Purchase
Reviewed in the United States on May 7, 2020
Verified Purchase
Reviewed in the United States on October 28, 2019
Verified Purchase
Reviewed in the United States on August 23, 2019
Verified Purchase
Reviewed in the United States on November 16, 2019
Verified Purchase

Top international reviews

Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars An ending that really delivers.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 7, 2020
Verified Purchase
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars A Captivating Tale.
Reviewed in Canada on September 26, 2019
Verified Purchase
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse