The Best of Horror Library: Volumes 1-5


R.J. CavenderCharles Colyott - 2015
    This collection honors a full ten years of excellence in short horror fiction. Selected and curated by the original team behind the three-time Bram Stoker Award® nominated Horror Library series, these thirty-three short stories should delight horror fans of all stripes. Nearly 150 superb short stories have appeared in the Horror Library—and the ones in this book are truly among the best and most distinctive. So come on in, browse around. The Library will be open all night... From the Publisher's Introduction: "In these pages you’ll find starving people and hungry ghosts; silent invasions and mysterious travelers; burning lovers and patriotic cannibals. It’s a book where gas stations aren’t what they seem, and neither are door-to-door salespeople. It’s a book where the end of the world doesn’t have to be, well, the end of the world."

Dreams in Black Static: Eight Stories


Ambrose Ibsen - 2020
    After watching it, one of them vanishes...A heart transplant recipient gets much more than he bargained for when he digs into his donor's sinister past...Mourning the death of their son, a young couple is plunged into madness after encountering something otherworldly in the wilderness...DREAMS IN BLACK STATIC is a collection of eight terrifying stories by Ambrose Ibsen, author of The Haunting of Beacon Hill and Asylum. The tales included are:"Me and Mr. Ray" **"Decatur Road" **"Dreams in Black Static" **"Distortional Addict" **"Trim" **"Subterrane Dream" **"Orchard""The Uncanny" **** = Appearing in print for the first time

Dolls


Matt Shaw - 2016
    She had lost her own baby - one conceived by the unwanted advances of a sexual predator - and hated thinking of them out there in the cemetery, alone and cold. She had to bring them into the warm. She had to give them the life they'd otherwise never live. It was her mission. But with each new doll brought home, her yearning for a living child of her own continued to grow. Yes, he knew why she did it but - even so - he wasn't able to stand by her and he knew she was going to get a lot worse before she got better. But how do you help someone who doesn't want to be helped? And how do you turn your back on your own sister? From Matt Shaw - the author behind the black cover books - comes a terrifying new story of lost love and mental illness. Expect twists and turns as he takes you on a dark journey into the depths of a broken mind.

Hysteria


Stephanie M. Wytovich - 2013
    Within them festers something far more unnerving than unlit corners or unexplained noises: the case files left to moulder out of sight, out of conscience. Stephanie M. Wytovich forces your hands upon these crumbling, warped binders and exposes your mind to every taboo misfortune experienced by the outcast, exiled, misbegotten monsters and victims who have walked among us. The poetry contained in Hysteria performs internal body modification on its readers in an unrelenting fashion, employing broad-spectrum brutality treatment that spans the physical to the societal, as noted in Stoker Award winner Michael A. Arnzen’s incisive introduction.

Daughters of Darkness


Blair Daniels - 2019
    All by women.When you were little, you had a nanny. A nanny only you could see.There are clumps of dark hair in the swimming pool. Curling around your toes, slowly tugging you down."The Love Simulator" shows your perfect life with 'The One'... which turns out to be your worst nightmare.DAUGHTERS OF DARKNESS brings you 46 tales of terror from the depths of the female mind. Pull up a chair and listen to the horrors of murderous femme fatales, fiercely protective mothers, and daughters who realize their childhood isn't quite what it seemed.Hundreds of backers on Kickstarter brought this anthology to life, through a successful campaign that raised several thousand dollars. Our authors have won awards, written bestsellers, and gained international popularity on the 13 million subscriber forum NoSleep.Daughters of Darkness is guaranteed give you nightmares you'll never forget. Read... if you dare!

Darkness Whispers


Richard Chizmar - 2017
    All is well in Windbrook, just like usual, just like always. Nothing changes here, nothing is different. Except...except today something is different. An old man with piercing gray eyes will arrive in town this morning. This man isn't human. Not even close. And he isn't coming alone. Death travels with him. Richard Chizmar, award-winning author of A LONG DECEMBER, and Brian James Freeman, acclaimed author of THE PAINTED DARKNESS, have combined forces to create an old-fashioned tale of horror, full of good and evil, with a breathtaking ending that will leave you wondering when this peculiar old man might be coming for you...Featuring bonus stories from the authors!"The Meek Shall Inherit..." by Richard Chizmar "What They Left Behind" by Brian James Freeman

Blood Drops


W.B. Welch - 2018
     Whether we are following WB through a grim future where human meat is on the market, or trailing slowly behind while she introduces us to Marie Laveua's daughter, you can be certain of one thing: you will be surprised. The best and the most brutal of WB's works has been brought together in this all-too-believable collection. Includes a total of eighteen tales. Stories include: - Her - Undo - Slipping - Siren - Alone in the House - Antics - House Arrest - Mall Food - Meat Aisle - The Water Stain - Heart Problems - Laveau - The Birth - The Look - Love/Death - Beneath the Surface - Nighttime Terror - Girl in the Pink Coat

Sometimes They Come Back


Stephen King - 1974
    "Sometimes They Come Back" is set in Stratford High School in Stratford, Connecticut.

Strangers


Yolanda Olson - 2019
     I put on my best shows for him because I know he likes what I do. Blood, death, and sometimes things I know I shouldn't. I study him from my balcony and remember the things he likes best, always careful to show him what I know will bring him back out for more. I'll do anything that will keep his attention because he's different. He doesn't know it yet, but he's going to be my hero. It's his fate. We're the same kind of monster, he and I, and I'll make him remember what's at stake before it's all said and done. He's my only hope. Just one more final game before the hunt really begins. It's only fair.

Gorilla in My Room


Jack Ketchum - 2017
    These stories are enthralling, expertly constructed, and very very powerful. Some will put a lump in your throat. Some will have you squirming. Some might be so intense and disturbing that they leave you no choice but to put it aside for awhile, catch your breath, and finish when you've worked up the guts.This is fiction that does far more than "entertain," and it goes far beyond what we expect when we read "horror." No haunted houses here, no pitchfork-wielding devils with horns on their heads. The only monsters are the very worst kind: humans.Table of Contents:Introduction by Edward LeeGorilla in My RoomThe Western DeadBullyListenPolaroidsSquirrely Shirley (with Lucky McKee)Group of ThirtyWinter ChildCow (with Lucky McKee)The Transformed MouseThe Right ThingAwakeThat MomentOldiesSeconds

The Night Sun


Zin E. Rocklyn - 2020
    Rocklyn's "The Night Sun" speaks to the darkness that manifests around us and in ourselves — but moreover, how justice can be found through the blood.Content warning for fictional depictions of intimate partner violence, including physical assault.

Midnight Snack (Single Shot Short Story Series)


Terry M. West - 2014
    West, Calvin Winslow is an unhappily married man who takes a late night exit and finds a hellish back road. This story is just one of the dark tales featured in West's critically-acclaimed collection, WHAT PRICE GORY. Midnight Snack is part of the Single Shot Short Story series which adds exclusive story notes and bonus content that you can only find in the Single Shot Story Series. What people have said about the collection, WHAT PRICE GORY?: "A Horror Library MUST HAVE... Deliciously Good Story Telling!"-Heather Omen, DIGITAL MACABRE "Terry M. West understands horror. He understands gory. And he handles them with the delicate touch of a master of the genre and a true wordsmith..."-Author, Charie D. LaMarr "5 STARS! Fear and extreme twists and an examination of human capacity rest within these tales, just waiting to be devoured..."-Vitina Molgaard, Horror Novel Reviews "5 STARS! One Hell of a collection!"-Dale Herring, Geekdom of Gore “What Price Gory is one of the damned finest collections of short stories I have ever had the privilege to read..."-Michael Donner, aka Captain Creeper of Creepercast.com

The Lure of Devouring Light


Michael Griffin - 2016
    Readers have sought his stories, scattered throughout prestigious anthologies, magazines, and limited-edition chapbooks, hoping to assemble their own collections of Griffin’s ferocious, poetic fiction.Now, Word Horde presents Michael Griffin’s debut collection, The Lure of Devouring Light. Here you will find strange and luminous tales, character-driven, emotionally resonant, and grappling with horrors both everyday and supernatural.

Dark Web


Kelvin Teo - 2019
    A student accidentally stumbles upon a weird news site on the dark web and discovers that it is far more insidious than it seems...

Pride (The Seven, #1)


Scott Hildreth - 2017
    Now, it was driving me to seek revenge, even if administering it cost me everything.7 authors, 7 novellas, 7 deadly sins.*** This is Book # 1 in The 7 series ***1. PRIDE by Scott Hildreth2. GREED by Geri Glenn3. SLOTH by Max Henry4. WRATH by Gwyn McNamee5. ENVY by Kerri Ann6. LUST by FG Adams7. GLUTTONY - by M.C. Webb