Perfect For October Reads or Dark and Stormy Nights Part 2

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Critically Endangered (Endangered Series Book 1) by NS Austin 

Karen, a semi-retired professional demographer, watches from the safety of her home as the world she knows crumbles around her. She views the horror of humanity's annihilation via cable television and the internet, until they too are gone. There is no time to understand the inexplicable sickness that takes everyone. Karen's daughter dies in her arms. Her husband and son never return. When she gets sick it is almost a mercy.

And then she wakes up. Tillie and Raider, her dogs are all that is left. Whatever has caused the near extinction of human life, it has spared the rest of the animal kingdom. On her first trip out she finds a planet that is unalterably changed, not with a bang but with a whimper. Karen gathers a pack of canines as companions and helpers. Among her furry partners are two very special German shepherds that appear to be more than just man's best friend.

As she tries to process her different existence and locate others, Karen begins a physical metamorphosis. What she is about to realize is that not everyone changes in the same way and that some things remain the same. Humans are still this world's greatest predator.

If you love dogs; if you love imagining the struggle of a totally different world; or if you love getting to know new and unlikely characters, Critically Endangered is guaranteed to entertain. It is an epic saga and thought provoking novel about a "human apocalypse

 

Infection: A Pandemic Survival Novel (Sympatico Syndrome Book 1)

by M.P. McDonald

What started as a "flu" outbreak on a military base proves deadlier than Ebola and more contagious than the Spanish Flu. Sympatico Syndrome is unlike anything the world has ever seen. Victims' behavior is changing to accommodate the rapid spread of the virus.


Former Navy epidemiologist Cole Evans is well aware of the rare, infectious diseases the military studies. He also knows, first-hand, the government's stance on sharing information with the public, so if the media has already learned about the disease, then it's far too late to contain the outbreak.


Cole's only chance to save his family is to establish a safe haven. Isolated, hard to reach, and with enough space for his brother's family as well, he has the perfect location--if only they can all reach it before they're infected...

 

 

The Purge of Babylon: A Novel of Survival (Purge of Babylon, Book 1)by Sam Sisavath 

ONE NIGHT. THAT WAS ALL IT TOOK.

Creatures that once lived in the shadows, hidden from humankind, have risen, spreading like a plague across the globe over the course of a single night. Their numbers growing exponentially through infection, these seemingly unkillable creatures have swallowed up whole cities and collapsed unprepared governments.

Survivors call it The Purge.

Against all odds, a disparate group of survivors has emerged from that blood-soaked night that devastated the planet and reduced humanity to an endangered species. Among the survivors are two ex-Army Rangers, a businesswoman, and a third-year medical student. But surviving The Purge was one thing - staying alive is another matter entirely.

Hope exists in the countryside, in the form of a self-sustaining underground facility designed to withstand any calamity. But in order to reach its safety, the survivors must travel hundreds of treacherous miles, with the night - and the creatures that dwell within it - always at their backs.

The rules are simple: stay out of the dark, load up on silver bullets, and whatever you do, stay alive.

The road to salvation has begun

 

Dead Moon: A Post-Apocalyptic Thriller

by Matthew James

My name is Frank Moon, and I used to be a detective with the NYPD. I say 'used to' because, ever since the demon, Abaddon, came for a visit, nothing's been the same.

Okay, so technically it wasn't the fallen angel himself that arrived in Manhattan. It was actually a meteor, and due to its blood-red coloration, the description stuck. Almost immediately after 'Abaddon' arrived something horrifying happened. People started changing, turning into the things of nightmares right before my eyes. Some were my friends. Some neighbors. Some were just people passing through. Either way, they didn't deserve that fate. No one did.

Now, I only care about one thing...
Finding my wife and getting the hell off this island alive.

 

Moving In (Moving In Series Book 1)

by Ron Ripley

To escape the stress of living in the city and the anxiety of his high pressure job, Brian Roy moves his family to the country. His wife loves the easy living, but Brian hates it... especially when weird things start happening in the house. When he discovers a dead body in the woods and a burial ground in his basement, Brian could never imagine the shocking history of the house or its former occupants that comes to light.

As his life starts to unravel, Brian isn't so sure living in the country is going to be the oasis of peace he and his wife expected. Lately, his home has become a haunting den of hell.

 

R.I.P. Van Winkle: Dead Legends Book 1 by Joseph Coley

A NEW SERIES FROM THE AUTHOR OF SIX FEET FROM HELL - Master Sergeant Geoffrey Irving has demons. After an improbable visit from a deceased friend, he falls asleep. The world that he wakes up to ten years later is nothing like the one he left. The undead roam the world, driven by an unknown force and controlled by none other than the Headless Horseman himself. He must find out how to defeat them, what happened to his family, and most importantly, what the voices in his head want. A mashup of Rip Van Winkle, Sleepy Hollow, and zombies, R.I.P. Van Winkle is the first book in the new Dead Legends series by Joseph A. Coley.

 

Bloody Mask  by Alan Spencer

It's the 25th Anniversary of the shot-on-video film Bloody Mask. The '80's VHS classic has garnered a cult following, and the video company Cult Crushers is planning a special re-release.

That's where old childhood pals Dan Daniels and Brian Loomis are reunited in the small town of Prudence, Missouri. Together, the two makers of Bloody Mask tag along with a representative from Cult Crushers to conduct audio commentaries and interviews with old actors and the crew.

Dan and Brian enjoy the attention shed on their film until the night of the special showing. Post-event, fans and cast members are strangely disappearing, including Brian. Dan is the only one left standing to find out who is committing grizzly murders in the name of Bloody Mask. Dan is about to meet his biggest fan, and this will be the bloodiest meeting to go down in horror history.

 

Tales to Chill Your Bones, Books 1-5 Box Set: A Horror Short Story Collection (3 Tales to Chill Your Bones Book 11)by Mav Skye

"Spine-tingling, make-you-look-over-your-shoulder perfection."

"The perfect blend of classic, slasher horror and macabre insanity."

The ultimate collection of horror including award winning stories, Spindled Souls and Bunny Man.
Shapeshifters, serial killers, purgatory, witches, scarecrows, and dark, dark romance... you'll find it all here in the first Tales to Chill Your Bones box set collection

 

The Empty House and Other Ghost Stories by Algernon Blackwood 

Algernon Blackwood was a British writer who wrote all kinds of short stories, but he is best known for his prodigious output of ghost stories, and the way he modernized that subgenre of horror.

 

FRANKENSTEIN or The Modern Prometheus (Uncensored 1818 Edition - Wisehouse Classics) by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley 

This is the Uncensored 1818 Edition FRANKENSTEIN; OR, THE MODERN PROMETHEUS, a novel written by the English author Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley about the young science student Victor Frankenstein, who creates a grotesque but sentient creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment. Shelley started writing the story when she was eighteen, and the novel was published when she was twenty. The first edition was published anonymously in London in 1818. Shelley's name appears on the second edition, published in France in 1823. Shelley had travelled through Europe in 1814, journeying along the river Rhine in Germany with a stop in Gernsheim which is just 17 km away from Frankenstein Castle, where, two centuries before, an alchemist was engaged in experiments. Later, she travelled in the region of Geneva (Switzerland)-where much of the story takes place-and the topic of galvanism and other similar occult ideas were themes of conversation among her companions, particularly her lover and future husband, Percy Shelley. Mary, Percy, Lord Byron, and John Polidori decided to have a competition to see who could write the best horror story. After thinking for days, Shelley dreamt about a scientist who created life and was horrified by what he had made; her dream later evolved into the novel's story.

Shelley completed her writing in May 1817, and Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus was first published on 11 March 1818 by the small London publishing house of Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor, & Jones. The second edition of Frankenstein was published on 11 August 1822 in two volumes (by G. and W. B. Whittaker) following the success of the stage play Presumption; or, the Fate of Frankenstein by Richard Brinsley Peake; this edition credited Mary Shelley as the author.

On 31 October 1831, the first "popular" edition in one volume appeared, published by Henry Colburn & Richard Bentley. This edition was heavily revised by Mary Shelley, partially because of pressure to make the story more conservative, and included a new, longer preface by her, presenting a somewhat embellished version of the genesis of the story. This edition tends to be the one most widely read now, although editions containing the original 1818 text are still published. Many scholars prefer the 1818 text, arguing that it preserves the spirit of Shelley's original publication.

 

A Summer of Spiders

by Patrick Mullen

It's 1977 in New Mexico and Ray Tempo just moved his young family to the small town of
Los Haven, to escape the dangers of big city life. All hell breaks loose when a horde of huge, monster spiders emerge from the nearby military base. It's a race against time as the spiders devour the town. Ray tries to protect his family, as the military and a mad scientist try to cover up their experiment gone horribly wrong

 

Breed

by J.T. Lomasney

Ten Years Ago - A series of horrible sexually-motivated murders rocked a small town in Washington State. Damien Slayer, one of America's most wanted men, became Suspect Number One and fled the State. But there are still those who feel other forces may have been behind the deaths of the three women.

Today - The killings are about to start again and the truth behind the killer will finally be revealed.

Avril does not believe in Big Foot but she is not going to turn down a well paid job to go to Washington to write about them.
She does not believe in ghosts either but that doesn't stop Sarah the waitress from warning her at every turn that the house she is renting is haunted.
She does believe in serial killers, bears and erupting volcanoes and that is enough for any single mother to worry about.
Avril is about to uncover the truth about a series of murders that took place years ago in this secluded little town on the edge of Olympia National Park. The truth she uncovers will have terrifying implications for herself and the rest of her life.

This horrifying novel is not for the faint of heart