[FRIDAY FREEBIES – NIGHT 5] 13 Free Horror, Spooky Themed books for Our Friday The 13th!

Friday Freebies is a Friday Night feature I host here on Reckless Indulgence, where I showcase anywhere between 5 to 10 FREE E-BOOKS that I’ve recently come across online. I try to group them into categories, genre, or type – but sometimes it’s a mixed bag.

And just to be clear:

I’M NOT ENDORSING THESE BOOKS.
I haven’t read them (yet). I don’t know if they’re good or bad.
I’m only providing a reference for any free books I find in genres I like.


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.dollhouse

DOLLHOUSE: A SUPERNATURAL HORROR (Dark Carousel Book 1)

by Anya Allyn

Goodreads Link-up
Amazon Digital Services LLC
Pub Date  January 10, 2017
Genres     Supernatural, Horror, YA, Children’s Scary Stories, Occult


FIND IT FOR FREE HERE:
Google Play
Amazon / Kindle


Description

The DARK CAROUSEL series is a heart-stopping saga, a mix of the chill of American Horror Story and the fantastical elements of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.

A dark presence is collecting girls, deep in the forest. Two girls have vanished, and now a third. Cassie and her friends desperately search the forest for their friend, who went missing on a hike. When they find vintage dolls hanging from strings on branches, they should have turned back.
But they didn’t.

The dolls lead to a crumbling mansion. Beneath the mansion lies a macabre, life-sized dollhouse that is controlled by a terrifying being. In the dollhouse, you must dance until your feet bleed, sit on the toy shelf if you’re bad, and if you’ve been very bad, you are sent to the toy box – a pitch-dark cavern that contains beings beyond nightmares.
And now there is no escape.
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A Dark, Ghostly Gothic Horror for Ages 14 to Adult.

DOLLHOUSE – Book 1
PAPER DOLLS – Book 2
MARIONETTE – Book 3
MUSIC BOX – Book 4 (Final)

BOX SET 1 – Books 2,3&4 (amazon.com/dp/B079SY4FNF/)
BOX SET 2 – Book 1,2,3&4 (amazon.com/dp/B079SG8KLX/)

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.floor four

FLOOR FOUR

by A. Lopez Jr.

Goodreads Link-up
Ace-Hil-Ink
Pub Date  January 1, 2014
Genres     Horror, Occult, Fiction


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Google Play
Amazon / Kindle


Description

An old abandoned hospital haunted by the ghost of a serial killer. A group of friends too curious for their own good. An old man hiding a secret.

The old and vacant Saint Vincent Hospital is said to be haunted by the ghost of David Henry Coleman, the notorious serial killer known as The Mangler. Coleman died on the fourth floor after being shot by police. For Brandon and his friends, their curiosity gets the best of them as they explore the dark halls despite ‘Old Man’ Jake’s warnings. No one knows of Jake’s past connection to the serial killer and the hospital.

Now, on the anniversary of The Mangler’s death, a group of high school kids are planning a private party on the haunted fourth floor. Jake must keep everyone out and protect them from the true evil that lurks on Floor Four, while Brandon falls deeper into the Mangler’s supernatural world.

If you like your scares with a twist of the twilight zone, then you’ll love Floor Four’s take on the supernatural.

Grab your free copy and walk the haunted halls today!

‘A loud bang was heard from above, scaring the boys. They shined their lights up the stairwell. The sounds of chains rattling on the floor stirred the dust above. Something or someone was up there. Doug, hiding his fear, took two more steps up. Brandon and Kyle looked at him, their feet locked in place. They had no intention of going any further.’


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.mime

MIME: A GRIT & SHADOWS STORY

by J. D. Brink

Goodreads Link-up
Fugitive Fiction
Pub Date  September 4, 2016
Genres     Crime, Horror, Ghost, Noir, VERY Short Story, Thriller


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Amazon / Kindle


Description

Crime-noir meets ghost-horror in this short thriller.

Mobster thugs Pauli and Mouse come across a street clown late at night who seems to know more than he’s telling. Maybe too much.

But you know the best thing about killing a mime? No one hears him scream.

Then again, by the time this story is over, it won’t be him screaming.

For more short horror stories for adults, check out the bewitching collection of dark tales A Long Walk Down a Dark Alley, Book One of the Grit & Shadows Collection. If you dare…

The Grit & Shadows Collection: J. D. Brink’s series of urban fantasy, crime noir, vampire horror, and more. They feature wise guys and private eyes, black magic and bleak futures, your deepest desires and the road to damnation.
A Long Walk Down a Dark Alley – Four tales of temptation and terror.
Kiss of the Maiden – Five stories of gritty heroes and blood resolve.
One-Eyed Jacks – A novel of urban fantasy, crime noir, and Asian myth.


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.the portal in the forst

THE PORTAL IN THE FOREST 

by Matt Dymerski

Goodreads Link-up
Proximate Publishing, LLC
Pub Date  January 8, 2015
Genres     Post Apocalyptic Science Fiction, Horror


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Amazon / Kindle


Description

This neighborhood has a secret – while the adults work multiple jobs to make ends meet, the children trade around strange trinkets and famous books with odd misprints. It seems that, without supervision, they’ve gotten into something extremely dangerous: another universe.

One adult is not working. One adult notices. One adult discovers their secret – a portal a few miles deep in Virginia woodlands; a portal that goes to a new universe each day. It’s a fantastic opportunity to explore, certainly, but there are two problems: the destinations are all dead worlds that have suffered unique and terrible apocalypses… and the portal is getting bigger.


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.the glooming

THE GLOOMING (Wrath of the Old Gods Book 1)

by John Triptych

Goodreads Link-up
J Triptych Publishing
Pub Date  December 18, 2015
Genres     Apocalyptic Science Fiction, Fairy Tale Fantasy, Mythology, YA


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Google Play
Amazon / Kindle


Description

BOOK 1 OF AN EPIC POST-APOCALYPTIC SERIES!

MYTHS ARE NO LONGER JUST LEGENDS, THEY ARE REAL.

The end of the world is finally here. And it will be nothing like what you’d expect.

All over the earth, strange and horrific events begin to unfold. A US combat team in Iraq comes under attack from mystical forces, an anthropology professor has an eerie encounter at Stonehenge, a runaway teen finds a very strange pet in Arizona, a young orphan in Siberia meets a terrifying old woman, and a pair of NYPD detectives discovers the ghastly doings of a supernatural cult.

A large and diverse group of characters struggle to survive as civilization begins to collapse all around them. As each one realizes their true potential, every one of them must go through a personal, danger-filled journey in order to turn back the sweeping tide of chaos and destruction that threatens the entire world as we know it. Many will die, others will be corrupted, and the remaining few will be the humanity’s only hope.

For the old gods have returned to cleanse the earth, and their revenge will be swift and merciless.

Wrath of the Old Gods Series:

Book 1 The Glooming
Book 1.5 Pagan Apocalypse (YA series)
Book 2 Canticum Tenebris
Book 2.5 The Fomorians (YA series)
Book 3 A World Darkly
Book 3.5 Eye of Balor (YA series)
… and more to come!


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.deadly beauties

DEADLY BEAUTIES: DARK YA PARANORMAL TALES OF TROUBLED GIRLS

by Cherita Smith

Goodreads Link-up
Amazon Digital Services LLC
Pub Date  August 3, 2016
Genres     Macabre, Dark Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, YA


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Amazon / Kindle


Description

A dangerous new power. A carnival of nightmares and dreams. And a creepy tall man who lurks in the shadows, watching and waiting… Five girls must confront the darkness within and around them in this haunting collection of paranormal tales.

LUX AETERNA: Hell has its demons. Lux has Foster Dad George in this coming-of-age superpower origin story — of a darker sort.

MAUDLIN CARNIVAL: A mysterious investigator hunts through the memories of Evelyn Jones in search of the clues he needs to prevent her tragic death. But time is almost out. What will happen to Evelyn if he should fail?

ROZA MIRA: Svetlana, Catalina and Soojin have it all: beauty, youth, successful modeling careers… and a creepy man in black who watches them from afar. They call him El Flaco, Geulimja, a Rasputin in a suit. Who is he and what does he want? The three girls will soon find out — whether they like it or not.

If you love the macabre, dark paranormal & urban fantasy, give Deadly Beauties a try!


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.A Little Girl In My Room & Other Stories

A LITTLE GIRL IN MY ROOM & OTHER STORIES

by Claire Farrell

Goodreads Link-up
Amazon Digital Services LLC
Pub Date  March 4, 2010
Genres     Dark Flash Fiction, Horror, Ghost, Dark Themed, Adult ONLY


FIND IT FOR FREE HERE:
Amazon / Kindle


Description

A Little Girl in my Room & Other Stories is a collection of dark flash fiction by Claire Farrell. This book is Rated R: Adults Only. Some may find the themes addressed disturbing. Content includes child abuse, rape, suicide, murder and violence.

This dark fiction collection contains 12 short stories:

Skeleton in the Closet and Childlike Bride – What happens to the vulnerable when they are taken advantage of then abandoned?

A Friend – A lonely ghost bears witness to a Halloween prank that ends in tragedy.

Frozen and Frozen in Reverse – Parallel stories detailing an attack in the words of the victim and then the rapist.

Ready or Not – What’s your idea of hell?

Justice – The lengths the heartbroken will go to for justice . . . or revenge.

Forever Young – Sometimes regrets come too late.

Peace, Deals, A Great Day, A Little Girl in my Room – Four offerings of the supernatural kind.


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.And They Were Never Heard From Again

AND THEY WERE NEVER HEARD FROM AGAIN: A YARNSWORLD TALE

by Benedict Patrick

Goodreads Link-up
Amazon Digital Services LLC
Pub Date  February 21, 2019
Genres     Short Reads, Dark Fantasy, Horror


FIND IT FOR FREE HERE:
Amazon / Kindle


Description

The woods are not safe.

Especially at night.

Felton takes his younger brother for a walk through the Magpie King’s forest, hoping to change his life for the better.
Things do not go as planned.

And They Were Never Heard From Again is set in Benedict Patrick’s Yarnsworld, and is the perfect introduction to the world readers are calling a ‘delightfully weird, dark fairytale’.


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.Typhoid Mary

TYPHOID MARY

by Charlie Dalton

Goodreads Link-up
Amazon Digital Services LLC
Pub Date  May 29, 2019
Genres     Children’s Scary Stories, British Short Stories, Contemporary Literature, Horror


FIND IT FOR FREE HERE:
Google Play
Amazon / Kindle


Description

John 5:19
We know that we are children of God, and that the whole world is under the control of the evil one.

Recently bereaved detective Nadine Meyers is assigned to investigate a brutal massacre, with eight-year-old Mary the sole survivor.

Nadine suspects the parents were responsible for murdering all six of their adopted children in a single horrendous act. As she befriends Mary, she discovers a secret that takes the case in a whole new direction, one she could never have imagined.


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.Rise of the River-Man

THE RISE OF THE RIVER-MAN: AN EXCITING HORROR ACTION ADVENTURE (Conguise Chronicles, Book 1)

by L. S. O’Dea (Author) & Fiona Jayde (Illustrator)

Goodreads Link-up
Amazon Digital Services LLC
Pub Date  October 30, 2015
Genres     Genetic Engineering, Science Fiction, Horror, Short Stories


FIND IT FOR FREE HERE:
Google Play
Amazon / Kindle


Description

If you like short, disturbing stories similar to the Twilight Zone and Tales from the Crypt, then you’ll love this series.

Welcome to the Conguise’s Laboratory Level Five….

In a world filled with human-animal hybrids, Guards are bred to serve the Almightys until they’re no longer wanted.

Mutter waits for his execution. It’s inevitable. He was a fighter and he lost. No one wants an ex-fighter. He’s too big, mean and ugly. Death will be the only way he gets out of this cell, but then the unthinkable happens. An Almighty visits in the dead of night and offers him a chance to leave. A chance to live.

All he has to do is obey and Guards were bred to obey.

When Mutter is taken to his new home, something isn’t right. There’s food and a bed but there are sounds and smells from the other cages. Things that move like nothing he’s ever encountered.

For the first time in his life, he’s afraid. Afraid of the creatures that lurk nearby. Afraid of the shots his new master is giving him.

He knows he’s supposed to obey, to always follow their rules but if he doesn’t escape, he’ll become food for one of those things in the other cages. Or worse… turn into one of them.

“A fascinating glimpse into the world of the Lake of Sins.” J. Urbanczyk

Interview with the Author

Q. – So, why should someone read the Conguise Chronicles series?

Well, because it’s great (smiles). No, seriously. If you’re looking for your typical horror novel with classic vampires, witches, demons or werewolves then you should look somewhere else. This story turns your standard supernatural thrillers upside down. You’ll root for the monster, not the humans.

The characters in the series are human-animal hybrids. They’ve been captured and are being genetically modified by a genius who hasn’t quite figured out how to control his experiments or his monsters.

Conguise Chronicles takes place in the world of the Lake of Sins—a world which is segregated by class and the descendants of humans rule supreme. Each story in this series explores the life of one genetic mutation who you meet in the Lake of Sins series.

The books are fast paced with adventure, danger and madness around every corner. I guarantee by the end, you’ll be rooting for the monster and you’ll never read another horror story without thinking about things from the creature’s perspective.

All-in-all, it’s a unique and exciting read and you should give it a try. I think you’ll love it.

Q. – Who should read the Conguise Chronicles series?

The audience for this series is broad. I have fans (male and female) aged ten through eighty. Anyone who likes gory thrillers that are dark, a little disturbing and packed with action will enjoy these books. If you like Relic, Frankenstein and The Island of Dr. Moreau, then you’ll enjoy these tales.

However, a word of caution is in order. These books are not for the squeamish. Some scenes are bloody and violent, but the interactions between the characters are funny, poignant and loving. Still, I wouldn’t recommend these books to anyone under thirteen without the parents reading the books first.

If you enjoy this book, you should check out the parent series (Lake of Sins). The first book is free.

The Lake of Sins Series should be read in the following order:
Lake of Sins: Escape (book 1) (free for a limited time)
Lake of Sins: Secrets In Blood (book 2)
Lake of Sins: Hangman’s Army (book 3)
Lake of Sins: Betrayed (book 4)
Lake of Sins: Whispers from the Past

I don’t have the titles for the others in the series yet.


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.Scare Street Horror Short Stories

HORROR STORIES: SCARY GHOSTS, PARANORMAL & SUPERNATURAL HORROR SHORT STORIES ANTHOLOGY (Scare Street Horror Short Stories Book 4)

by Ron Ripley (Author), Eric Whittle (Author), Sara Clancy (Author), David Longhorn (Author), A.I. Nasser (Author), Scare Street (Author), Emma Salam (Editor)

Goodreads Link-up
ScareStreet.com
Pub Date  October 17, 2016
Genres     Horror, Occult, Ghosts, Haunted Houses, Classic Horror Fiction, Anthologies


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Amazon / Kindle


Description

A young woman’s night-time escapade goes eerily wrong. A man is forced to relive the horrible accident that tore his family apart over and over again. An underground thrill through ancient catacombs proves disastrously horrific. A young boy is haunted by the scarecrow in the fields behind his home. And a woman is revisited by the ghost of a psychotic killer in the most dreadful of ways.

Scare Street brings you some of the best short horror stories by authors Ron Ripley, David Longhorn, Eric Whittle, Sara Clancy and A. I. Nasser, all in one book. Together, these stories promise more than just a shiver down the spine and a fear of the dark, but the soft caress of terror that comes with the unknown and the unexpected.

Join us through the pages of the best of what Scare Street has to offer, and be sure to bring a night light along with you. You definitely don’t want to be left alone in the dark!


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.Just A Little Terrible

JUST A LITTLE TERRIBLE

by Vincent V. Cava

Goodreads Link-up
Amazon Digital Services LLC
Pub Date  March 27, 2015
Genres     Horror, Short Stories


FIND IT FOR FREE HERE:
Amazon / Kindle


Description

Just a little…

Haunting – These tomes of terror will stay with you long after you put your book down and go to bed for the evening. They’ve been known to burrow themselves into a reader’s imagination and are capable of warping dreams into twisted, unspeakable nightmares.

Just a little…

Unique – These aren’t your standard horror stories. Don’t think this collection will include tales of haunted mansions, or blood sucking vampires. Expect one-of-a-kind takes on every gothic ghoul and hideous monster you read about in this book.

Just a little…

Frightening – Prepare yourself for some of the most chilling flash fiction ever penned. The mad genius, Vincent V. Cava, has done it again with the latest entry in his creepy catalogue. Do yourself a favor and leave the lights on when you read it.

Just A Little…Terrible


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.Die, My Love

DIE, MY LOVE: A DARK HORROR ANTHOLOGY

by by Zoe Blake (Author), Addison Cain (Author), Julia Sykes (Author), Celia Aaron (Author), Jane Henry (Author), Ashleigh Giannoccaro (Author), SJ Cole (Author)

Goodreads Link-up
Amazon Digital Services LLC
Pub Date  February 4, 2019
Genres     Dark Romance, Horror, Anthology, Macabre, Noir Crime, Occult, Suspence, Short Stories


FIND IT FOR FREE HERE:
Amazon / Kindle


Description

Soon you will learn your only salvation is with me.
I am the only one who will protect and cherish you.
I am the only one who knows everything about you…. every movement, every breath, every thought…I own.

You are mine.

Be careful to obey me, my love.
For my protection will become possession.
My fascination an obsession.
Love will bleed into hate at the slightest hint of betrayal.
You are mine.
You will learn your only salvation is with me…or pay the ultimate price.

Step into our web of lies, betrayal and murder. One tale twists into another in this macabre collection of horror. This is not a love story.
This is what happens when love decays into mania.

CONTENTS:

The Perfect Wife by Zoe Blake
The Connoisseur by Addison Cain
Becoming by Celia Aaron
My Bloody Valentine by SJ Cole
Fool for Love by Julia Sykes
Chilling Seduction by Jane Henry
All Wrapped Up in a Bow by Ashleigh Giannoccaro


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