Happy Halloween! To celebrate, we have a scary story e-book sale! Two spooky anthologies, a Victorian supernatural thrillers, and three of the best modern horror novels, all $.99 and under (all platforms!) Pick up something scary to read this evening!
GHOSTS BY GASLIGHT, Stories of Steampunk and Supernatural Suspense, edited by Jack Dann and Nick Gevers
An absolutely mind-boggling gathering of some of today’s very best dark storytellers—including Peter Beagle, James Morrow, Sean Williams, Gene Wolfe, Garth Nix, Marly Youmans, Jeffery Ford, and Robert Silverberg—Ghosts by Gaslight offers chilling gothic and spectral tales in a delightfully twisted Victorian and Edwardian vein. Think Henry James’s Turn of the Screw and Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde with a decidedly steampunk edge, and you’re ready to confront Ghosts by Gaslight.
999: New Stories of Horror and Suspense, edited by Al Sarrantonio
Award-winning writer and editor Al Sarrantonio gathers together twenty-nine original stories from masters of the macabre, including Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, Joyce Carol Oates, David Morrell, Erin van Lustbader, and many more. From dark fantasy and pure suspense to classic horror tales of vampires and zombies, 999 showcases the extraordinary scope of fantastical fright fiction. The stories in this anthology are a relentless tour de force of fear, which will haunt you, terrify you, and keep the adrenaline rushing all through the night.
HIDE ME AMONG THE GRAVES, Tim Powers
From Last Call to On Stranger Tides to Declare to Three Days to Never, any book by the inimitable Tim Powers is a wonder. With Hide Me Among the Graves, it’s possible that the uniquely ingenious Powers has surpassed even himself. A breathtaking historical thriller in which art and the supernatural collide, Hide Me Among the Graves transports readers back to mid-19th century London and features a reformed ex-prostitute, a veterinarian, and the vampire ghost of Lord Byron’s onetime physician, uncle to poet Christina Rossetti and her brother, the painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Sweeping from the mansions of London’s high society to its grimy slums, the elegant salons of the West End to the pre-Roman catacombs beneath St. Paul’s Cathedral, Hide Me Among the Graves blends the historical and the supernatural in a dazzling, edge-of-your-seat thrill ride—a modern horror story with a Victorian twist.
Three amazing horror novels from the acclaimed author! Sarah Langan’s first novel, TheKeeper (2006), was a New York Times Editor’s Pick. Her second novel, The Missing (2007), won the Bram Stoker Award for outstanding novel, was a Publishers Weekly favorite book of the year, and an IHG outstanding novel nominee. The New York Times Book Review recently compared the her to Mary Shelley, extolling The Missing‘s “mournful end-of-the-world narrative,” and her “vision of a society perishing from within, exhausted by its own excesses.” Her third novel, Audrey’s Door, is about a woman who moves into a haunted apartment building on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Both THE MISSING and THE KEEPER are $.99, and AUDREY’S DOOR is free!
ETA–AUDREY’S DOOR is not up at Nook yet, given server issues post-Sandy, but the $.99 price for all the others is valid across platforms.