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Bete Noire Issue #26
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 16,480. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
Bête Noire brings you the best in dark fiction. In this issue we bring you H. M. Pridemore, Stephanie Smith, Bill Thomas, John Kojak, Marge Simon, Seth Augenstein, Deborah L. Davitt, Kendall Evans, Steve Ross, Aaron Moskalik, Bruce Boston, David Cowen, and Margaret Karmazin.
Beautiful, Broken Things
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 85,650. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2018 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Travel to the shores of an alien sea where the search for pearls may cost more than expected. Experience the early days of Viking exploration to the New World, and learn why they didn’t stay. Meet those things that hide in the darkness of attic rooms, the shadows beyond the fenced-in yard, the narrow confines of the kitchen pipes, or even right out in the open beneath a warm summer sun.
Butcher's Island
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 40,970. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
You can’t kill what you can’t see. Strange deaths have been occurring on Brusser’s Island, a military run prison for criminals who have committed crimes of a brutal nature. For this reason, it has been nicknamed Butcher’s Island by those who know of its existence. A silent and well-hidden killer has left even the hardened criminals in a state of constant terror with no escape except for death
Night, Winter, and Death
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 97,270. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2018 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Horror » Occult
NIGHT The town of Yocum Valley is in for the longest, darkest night it has ever known. A night that will make some doubt their sanity, and others fear for their lives. A night when the heinous curse of its tainted ancestry will rise, in the form of a living horror, to seek savage vengeance…. WINTER The beast will stalk during the coldest, cruelest winter on record, in a place that is frozen.
Montenegro Book Two: Dark Serenade
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,150. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
After surviving the New Orleans plague of 1853, Victor Montenegro is on a quest to find the coveted treasure of the sunken ship Ana Luisa. The Ana Luisa treasure hunt transports him and ally Ivan Ortiz into a haunted seabed, where they are confronted by the infamous Pirate Goldendeath. Will the battle in the haunted seabed alter Victor’s life?
Montenegro Book One: Cemetery Candles
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,580. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
A tale that traverses decades in which characters slip into macabre realms as they consort with vampires, werewolves, ghosts, and witches. Suzette’s battle to triumph over death will trap her in an unsuspecting and devastating curse. Suzette’s discovery of love heralds in her worst nightmare: the threat of death cruelly robbing her of true love.
The Specter
Price: Free! Words: 177,870. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
Alex is the offspring of a demon which took possession of an ancestor in the 17th century. Now begins a true nightmare for all his friends and family. Let loose on the people of Scotland Lake, the Perry demon is a malignant evil, hellbent on revenge for being rousted out of its home, determined to trick its way back into Alex. A fateful decision looms: save himself or save his family and the town.
The Teardrop Method
Series: TTA Novellas, TTA Novellas #4. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 37,400. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2018 by TTA Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
The Teardrop Method by Simon Avery is the fourth in TTA Press's Novella series (previous titles are Eyepennies by Mike O'Driscoll, the award-winning Spin by Nina Allan, and Cold Turkey by Carole Johnstone, all available on this site). It contains a bonus linked short story, 'Going Back to the World'.
The Society of Misfit Stories Presents: The Unknown
Series: The Society of Misfit Stories Presents.... Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,960. Language: British English. Published: May 17, 2018 by Bards and Sages Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Horror » General
At the end of the 19th century, young Welsh aristocrat returns home following the mysterious death of his father, a scholar of the occult. Despite his desire to start a new life, circumstances conspire to send him into a spiral of madness. Estimated word count: 10,900 words
Black Static #63 (May-June 2018)
Series: Black Static Horror & Dark Fantasy Magazine, 63. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 60,930. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
New horror fiction by Steven J. Dines, Kristi DeMeester, J.S. Breukelaar, Nicholas Kaufmann, and Matt Thompson. Art by Richard Wagner, Ben Baldwin, and Vincent Sammy. Columns by Ralph Robert Moore and Lynda E. Rucker. Book reviews by Peter Tennant, including an in-depth interview with Priya Sharma. Film reviews by Gary Couzens.
The Sampler
Price: $2.75 USD. Words: 42,470. Language: American English. Published: May 14, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
"The Sampler" is a collection of psychological horror stories. Bullies get what they deserve. Privilege has its price. Somebody, somewhere is about to meet the unexpected, and unintended, consequences of their actions.
I Am Dracula
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,470. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2018 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Horror » General
From the haunted Carpathian Mountains of darkest Transylvania, Dracula reveals the Secret History of Vampires, Witches, and blasphemous horror. Told in his own words, here is the story of Dracula, a mortal warlord destined to become the Vampire King of the Undead. You have been told many lies. Now learn the truth. Welcome to Dracula’s world.
Sympathy
Price: Free! Words: 2,340. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
When local farmer Darby Frost is admitted to Green Hill Medical Center's emergency room with a slashed throat, the local sheriff doesn't want him to survive. As E.R. physician Franklin Meebs tries to keep him alive, he discovers a darker secret buried deep beneath the troubled man's wounds, and the incident that nearly took his life in the first place
Wayfarer: AV494
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 102,840. Language: American English. Published: May 11, 2018 by Curiosity Quills Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Horror » General
Kerys Loring takes the job of a lifetime for a xenoarchaeologist, but soon after arriving on a remote planet a three-year flight from home, her dream becomes a nightmare.
Bestiario
Price: $11.99 USD. Words: 35,970. Language: Spanish. Published: May 10, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Horror » General
El periodista independiente Juan Martín Moreno sufrió la trágica pérdida de su hermana mayor cuando él apenas tenía trece años de edad, pese a ello crecería fortaleciendo su carácter y buscando la verdad detrás de cada caso, sin olvidar nunca la siguiente pregunta: ¿Quién asesinó a su hermana?.
The Lost Soul
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 98,810. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2018 by Austin Macauley. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
Black eyes. Seeing eyes. Death eyes.As Keeper of the Dead, Sondra Carstairs can see, hear and feel souls that no longer walk among the living.
Death of an Angel (The Cornelius Saga Book 7)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,840. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Horror » General
In this riveting installment, will a member of the Cullen family stare death right in the face? A devastating accident on the highway will change things forever. Mira and Rosie Cullen are no strangers to the elements of the Supernatural -- some terrifying and some not so much. But in this episode of The Cornelius Saga, one of them will see the face of an entity none of us - dead or alive - wish
Buddy (Nederlandstalig)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,110. Language: Dutch. Published: May 8, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Horror » General
Twee duikvrienden genieten van een geweldige duik in de Oosterschelde. Als ze besluiten een tweede duik te maken, zijn ze zich er niet van bewust dat sommige dingen niet beter worden... Het kalme water blijkt verrassend gevaarlijk. Pas op voor het onverwachte.
The Quickening
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 114,660. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2018 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Horror » General
(previously published as Purgatory's Gate) After healthy young Debra Miller dies giving birth, guilt-ridden Dr. David Monroe's secret investigation uncovers a terrifying world where madness and violence reign. Our deepest, darkest dreams of hell on earth are about to become reality. With the help of a disillusioned priest, Monroe has to confront the never-ending battle between good and evil.
The Slingerman
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 71,670. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2018 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Horror » Occult
Summer, 1941. Murdoch, Illinois, in the Corn Belt of Ashford County. With the nation on the verge of a second World War, a young man finds work at the house of the wealthiest family in town. Lingering in the periphery is the shadowy figure of a local legend commonly known as the Slingerman, who some believe is behind the mutilation of three bodies. Is a ghoul from beyond the grave to blame?

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