Lou Yardley

Banished
Series: Venari, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 110,210. Language: English. Originally Published: November 10, 2020 by Lou Yardley. Categories: Fiction » Horror, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Welcome to the monstrous world of Venari. Try not to get eaten. Elkbury is an idyllic village, hidden away in a rural area of pseudo-medieval Venari. It's a place free of death and disease due to a mysterious ceremony called the Banishment. It's a secret system that has worked well for decades. But, secrets rarely stay secret forever. When Hedwin's grandmother is about to undertake her own...
Everfrost
Series: Venari, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 84,640. Language: English. Originally Published: July 31, 2021 by Lou Yardley. Categories: Fiction » Horror, Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Elkbury is all sixteen-year-old Beatrice Crane has ever known. Raised by her over-protective father, she dreams about leaving the village. When Grub and his fellow soldiers arrive in the Old Dead Oak, it seems like her dreams are about to come true. But dreams in Venari have a deadly habit of turning into nightmares. As she ventures out of Elkbury to journey to the mysterious Everfrost...
The Forest: Part Two
Series: The Forest, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,280. Language: English. Originally Published: September 17, 2018 by Lou Yardley. Categories: Fiction » Horror, Fiction » Fairy tales, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
The second part of "The Forest" (previously only available through Lou Yardley's mailing list). After much deliberation, Oliver decides to face his fears and return to the forest. He has made a vow to find his sister and nothing will stop him now...
When The Sun Sets
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,300. Language: English. Originally Published: July 13, 2018 by Lou Yardley. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Horror, Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
What would you do if the sun set... Forever? Lexi finds herself a prisoner in her own home after the sun sets and refuses to rise again. At first, it was an inconvenience; now it's downright dangerous. In the four weeks since the darkness descended, humanity has all but given up. Violent crime has become part of everyday life and everyone is a potential killer. No-one can be trusted. But, that...
Creep
Series: Venari, 0.5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 32,340. Language: English. Originally Published: October 22, 2021 by Lou Yardley. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Welcome to the monstrous world of Venari... try not to get eaten... Angus Rutland has been to war and now it's time to go back home. Battle has changed him and he knows that life is going to change for him in Red Fern too. And he's absolutely right. It's just not going to change in the way he has planned. Angus expected independence from his parents, a house and maybe a new career. Instead, he...
The Forest: Part One
Series: The Forest, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 10,210. Language: English. Originally Published: September 12, 2018 by Lou Yardley. Categories: Fiction » Horror, Fiction » Fairy tales, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
If you go down to the woods today, you're in for a big surprise. Georgia is spending a summer's afternoon looking after her younger brother, Oliver. At twelve-years-old, she believes that she is an adult. Or, almost an adult at the very least. But, despite her desire to grow up, Oliver convinces her to play their favourite game. A game called the Dragon Game. The game takes a bizarre twist when...
We All Scream for Ice Cream
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,510. Language: English. Originally Published: May 17, 2019 by Lou Yardley. Categories: Fiction » Horror, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
A short story to give you brain-freeze! From indie horror author Lou Yardley comes a new deliciously weird story that can be devoured in sitting. Summer's here and the usually quiet and studious Katelyn is letting her rebellious steak out. At eleven-years-old and with the world's coolest bike, there's no stopping her. Especially now that she's got new friends... But a day at the park takes a...
Lydia
Price: Free! Words: 7,470. Language: English. Originally Published: May 9, 2016 by Lou Yardley. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Horror, Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Do you remember summers from your childhood? Did the summer holidays seem to last for an eternity? Was it always sunny? Did you laugh and play with your friends for hours on end? Lydia’s childhood summers were a lot like that. Every year, her parents would take her to a beautiful lake house where they would all relax, watch dragonflies and Lydia could see her best friend Alice. Lydia loved...
The Deal Maker
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,780. Language: English. Originally Published: July 12, 2019 by Lou Yardley. Categories: Fiction » Horror, Fiction » Horror » Occult
*** Finalist in the 2019 Independent Author Network Book of the Year Awards *** Everyone has a price. What's yours? "The Deal Maker" is the new demonic tale from the mind that brought you "Hellhound", "When the Sun Sets" and "We All Scream for Ice Cream". Ted's girlfriend has vanished from the face of the earth and conventional methods of finding her have failed miserably. So when a devilish...
Darkened Wings Flutter
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 91,450. Language: English. Originally Published: April 3, 2020 by Lou Yardley. Categories: Fiction » Horror, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
"The end is nigh when darkened wings flutter…" The small town of Crow's Foot Hollow is thrown into turmoil when a local boy called Dwayne goes missing. For teacher Beth Harwood, it soon becomes clear that the nearby forest is connected to his disappearance. Clouded in mystery, scary stories and haunting nursery rhymes, that forest seems like just the kind of place to swallow a young boy whole...

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