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Madhouse: A Suspenseful Horror

Don't talk to strangers.

Faced with his parents's divorce, eleven-year-old Lucas runs away from his house with the hope that his family will get back together to find him. On his way walking through the empty streets, he is picked up by a mysterious woman who offers to take care of him and provide him with a loving family.

The boy then wakes up in shackles, confined to a bed in a decrepit house in the middle of nowhere and will have to face his deepest fears in order to survive in his new home.

Join Lucas in a desperate attempt to get back to his family in Madhouse, the first published book from horror-thriller author Miguel Estrada.

The Fixer, Season 1: Complete: (A JC Bannister Serial Thriller)

JC Bannister is a killer.

He's killed for his country.

He's killed for money.

But now he's being asked to cross lines he never imagined.

Killing a friend, a powerful US Senator. For money.

A lot of money.

Bannister has done a lot of questionable things for dubious reasons. Now, double-crossed and on the run, he needs to figure out what the right thing is and get it done.

If he gets it wrong, he and his team could wind up in jail permanently.

Or cut down by their unseen enemy.

Or, worse yet?

Branded as traitors and pursued by every law enforcement agency in the United States of America.

The Fixer, Season 1: Complete is the explosive new thriller series from Rex Carpenter. Fans of Mitch Rapp, Jason Bourne, Jack Noble or John Milton, will feel right at home reading The Fixer.

Also in The Fixer Series -

The Fixer Origins:

Duke: The Education of an Assassin: amazon.com/gp/product/B00YFBJM6I

Joan: Portrait of a Vengeful Young Woman: amazon.com/gp/product/B0131YSEEA

Lost Innocence: A gripping psychological thriller

A gripping crime thriller with a killer twist

Detective Alex Kane isn't good at dealing with the innocent victims of crime. That is why he likes his job on the state police organized crime task force. Most of the bodies he encounters knew what they were signing up for. And when the inevitable setbacks and disappointments arise, he never feels too guilty. But Alex can't insulate himself forever.

When a criminal organization is engaged in human trafficking and child pornography, Alex is drawn into a disturbing and dangerous world. A world where anonymous forces exploit young women and girls with impunity. A world where any mistake Alex makes could lead to the suffering of innocents. Can Alex pull the curtains back on this dark world before a young girl is lost forever?

Odd Interlude Part One

The first part of a spine-tingling 3-part Odd Thomas novella, exclusively in ebook. Includes a preview of the next thrilling novel in Dean Koontz's acclaimed Odd Thomas series: Odd Apocalypse. Small-town guy meets big-time evil...

THERE'S ROOM AT THE INN, BUT YOU MIGHT NOT GET OUT...

Odd Thomas and Annamaria need a break from the road. Nestled on a lonely stretch along the Pacific Coast, the warm lights of Harmony Corner welcome them in. The quaint roadside outpost offers everything a weary traveller desires - a cosy diner, a handy service station, a cluster of motel rooms ... and the Harmony family homestead presiding over it all.

But Odd has a bad feeling about this place. There's more to the secluded haven than meets the eye - and between life and death there is something more frightening than either. Odd has faced evil many times and he will face it again before the night is over...

Violence in the Blood: A British Crime Thriller (Crime Syndicate Book1)

Violence in the Blood documents Thompson's rise to power from the backstreets of Glasgow to the industrial heartland of the Midlands.

Malkie Thompson's got ambition and he won't let anything stand in his way in his bid to rise to the top. He's outgrown Glasgow and his boss, McAlister. It's time to step out from the shadow of his mentor and establish his own Firm.

Join the rampage as Malkie and his crew blaze a trail of mayhem and destruction north and south of the border, and witness the birth of the crime syndicate.

TAKING NATASHA: The Shadowy World of Human Trafficking. (Mason Cooper)

A short, fast paced, gripping suspense thriller: A pretty girl with a dream. An offer too good to refuse. And consequences beyond her control.

Gritty, dark, and disturbing. The Story of Natasha, tricked and trafficked to London, and trapped in a ruthless, criminal underworld.

Introducing Mason Cooper, a tough detective quitting the force to save his failing marriage. Their worlds collide as he drives his daughter home from school.

This novella introduces the hard-hitting Mason Cooper thriller series with "awesome characters" and a style of its own.

Fans of Lee Child's Jack Reacher, Jon Mills' Jack Winchester Mark Dawson's John Milton, Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch, and many more strong leading male and female characters should read Terence Mitford's new Mason Cooper thrillers.

WARNING: Due to the theme, this book contains scenes that some readers may find disturbing.

Act Of Contrition: (Rogue Detective Eddie Kane mixes with the mob in this gripping crime drama) (The Eddie Kane Series Book 1)

In the first of this new London-based crime trilogy, we meet the rogue Detective Sergeant Eddie Kane. Eddie is a reckless and dissolute operator, under investigation by the force and in debt to local mob chief, Vincent Mullis. When a killer starts targeting prostitutes in north London, Mullis is unusually keen for Eddie to solve the crime, but why?

A serial killer is targeting prostitutes in Islington, the victims having a number of unusual links. The killings begin the same week that convicted killer and local man, Paddy Graham, is released from prison following a life sentence for murder.

DS Eddie Kane has inadvertently found himself under the thumb of Vincent Mullis, who has taken ownership of a debt Eddie has built up with terminally-ill bookmaker, Arnie Duggan. Eddie's troubles begin to spiral out of control when he is placed under investigation following a drugs-bust gone wrong. While suspended, he is forced to investigate the murders for Mullis, who wants to get to the murderer before the police. He then reluctantly hears a murder confession from his former bookmaker...

In this heart-stopping, gripping crime drama, Eddie's investigations lead him into a murky world of pornography, murder and revenge, all of which seems to centre around a local church and the charismatic vicar, Jonathan Carter. Eddie is feeling the pressure from all sides, but will there be any chance of salvation?

If you like Lee Child you'll love the DS Eddie Kane series...

The Year of the Locust: Free eBook Sampler

THE AMAZING NEW THRILLER FROM TERRY HAYES.

IF YOU THOUGHT I AM PILGRIM WAS GOOD...

One Man's Meat: The Year of Short Stories

One Man's Meat is part of THE YEAR OF SHORT STORIES and is one of several free digital shorts released to celebrate the publication of Jeffrey Archer's magnificent seventh collection, Tell Tale.

Taken from Jeffrey Archer's third collection of short stories, Twelve Red Herrings, comes One Man's Meat, an irresistible, witty and ingenious short read.

When Michael Whitaker spots the stunning Anna Townsend on the steps of the theatre, he decides he will do whatever it takes to get to know her. Finding a way to get a ticket for the seat next to her, he then invites her to a drink at the interval. By the end of the play, Michael asks her to accompany him to dinner. But what will her answer be?

What follows are four different endings . . . choose just one, or - if choosing to read all four - they can be read in the following order: Rare, Burnt, Overdone, and A Point . . .

The Grass Is Always Greener: The Year of Short Stories

The Grass Is Always Greener is part of THE YEAR OF SHORT STORIES and is one of several free digital shorts released to celebrate the publication of Jeffrey Archer's magnificent seventh collection, Tell Tale.

Taken from Jeffrey Archer's fourth collection of short stories, To Cut a Long Story Short, comes The Grass Is Always Greener, an irresistible, witty and ingenious short read.

Bill has had the same spot under the archway outside Critchley's Bank for years. He knows all the staff: the yuppies, the middle-management, the executives . . . perhaps better than they know themselves. Across the company, from lowest to highest ranking, each looks at what the other has. But with every rung further up the ladder problems become increasingly complex and more difficult to escape from . . .

No Room at the Inn: The Year of Short Stories

No Room at the Inn is part of THE YEAR OF SHORT STORIES and is one of several free digital shorts released to celebrate the publication of Jeffrey Archer's magnificent seventh collection, Tell Tale.

Taken from Jeffrey Archer's sixth collection of short stories, And Thereby Hangs a Tale, comes No Room at the Inn, an irresistible, witty and ingenious short read.

Richard has spent an idyllic month in Italy, soaking up the sun and the rich culture - even though his girlfriend decided at the last minute not to accompany him. Finding himself in the beautiful historic town of Monterchi, he spends his last few euros on a simple yet delicious meal. He is recommended the Albergo Piero for his stay that night. When he is told they have no rooms, the beautiful receptionist tells him to wait a moment - there might just be a room after all . .

Wanting (PAVAD: FBI Romantic Suspense Book 2)

Autistic. Foster Child. Runaway.

The cards had been stacked against Special Agent Carrie Sparks almost from the very beginning. But she hadn't just survived--she'd triumphed. Handpicked by the creator of the FBI's Complex Crime Unit, Carrie did her job--and she did it well.

Well enough to get noticed...

Leader of the CCU's Team Three, Supervisory Special Agent Sebastian Lorcan needed help finding a friend's missing child. Carrie Sparks was the only resource he had.

Carrie wasn't so sure she wanted anything to do with the man who'd made her nervous from the very first moment they'd met. He was always watching her, judging her.

And she always came up short with him.

Still...a little girl was out there, alone. Wasn't that all that mattered?

Carrie agreed to help him because she saw herself in the young runaway. But while they're searching for Ashleigh, someone else is searching for Carrie.

And what he wanted wasn't good...

London 2012 : What If? (Book One) (A Romantic Thriller)

The most imaginative and gripping mystery you may ever read!

When James Quinn went to bed last night, everything was as it should be. But when he wakes up the next morning and goes to work, his world has changed. Where have his wife and two children gone? How is it possible that the building where he works every day...has vanished? What has happened to the rest of Canary Wharf, the financial centre of London - where has it gone?

And how can it be that his father, long dead and buried, is now very much alive?

Has James gone mad? Or is there something far more sinister happening?

This book may scare you, will make you laugh and cry, and everyone that reads it will ask the simple question: 'What if this happened to me?'

What people have been saying about this book:-



'I have never read a book so quickly in my life! What a brilliant book! This is a real page turner!'

'This was one of the fastest paced books that I have ever read. It pulled me into it and dragged me along at breakneck speed. I felt such sympathy for the main character that I was quite exhausted by the time I finished it. Excellent read.'

'...It was one of those books that I found myself talking about to friends all the time.'

'This book was chosen for my book club and we were not disappointed. It's well written and the story makes you think "What If". I could not put it down and it brought a good hour or so of discussion to the table when we reviewed it. The story is simple yet brilliant, and I enjoyed reading it through to the end. I would recommend this book to anyone; all can enjoy and you should.'

'This is such a great piece of work. I am dyslexic and often find it a struggle to read and get into a story. I bought this a couple of days ago.... I literally could not stop reading.. The first day I read until 2:30am! Then started the next morning and finished it by lunchtime. The story is fascinating and brings up many questions, it really gets you to think about your own life. The science is well researched and stands up well. I really can't wait to read the next in the series. '

'5 stars are not enough! Brilliant!'

Please note:

Book One of Two Parts: Please note that Book One continues seamlessly into and is concluded in Book Two. Alternatively, readers are recommended to purchase the full omnibus edition containing both Book One and Book Two. Readers may now borrow Book Two free with Kindle Unlimited.

Bound by Honor: Volume 1 (Born in Blood Mafia Series)

Born into one of the leading Mob families in Chicago, Aria Scuderi struggles to find her own path in a world where no choices are given. Aria was only fifteen when her parents betrothed her to Luca - The Vice - Vitiello, the oldest son of the head of the New York Cosa Nostra to ensure peace between the two families. Now at eighteen, the day Aria has been dreading for years is looming dangerously: her wedding to Luca. Aria is terrified of marrying a man she hardly knows, especially someone like Luca who got his nickname 'the Vice' for crushing a man's throat with his bare hands. Luca might be one of the most sought after men in New York thanks to his good looks, wealth and predator-like charisma that radiates power, but the society girls throwing themselves at him don't know what Aria does: that the bad boy aura isn't just a game; blood and death lurk beneath Luca's striking gray eyes and arrogant smile. In her world a handsome exterior often hides the monster within; a monster who can just as easily kill as kiss you. The only way to escape the marriage to Luca would be to run away and leave everything she's ever known behind but Aria can't bear the thought of never seeing her family again. Despite her fear, she decides to go through with the marriage; Aria has grown up among predators like Luca and knows that even most cold-hearted bastards have a heart and she has every intention of working her way into Luca's.

Maciek's Story (Haunted From Within - Book One) : A Mystery & Detective Paranormal Action & Adventure Medical Thriller Conspiracy

For some, death is not the end. Thanks to modern medicine, they are given a second chance. A second chance to live, and another chance to kill.

Haunted From Within is a fast paced contemporary suspense medical thriller, based upon a true medical mystery that scientists and doctors do not yet understand. It is based upon fact: a true medical phenomena that defies belief and almost everyone is unaware of!

Be one of the first to discover it!

Warning: This is just a story, a fast-paced thriller written to entertain you...but because it is based upon fact, - which you can verify for yourself -, it will leave you wondering and talking about the definition of 'life' itself!

The Story

When Peter Nicolson, a reporter with the Edinburgh Evening News, is the 'lucky' recipient of a kidney transplant that saves his life, he is one of the first people in the world to be treated with the new genetic wonder drug 'SP-X4'.

Yet as he recovers, his personality begins to change, and he discovers that he can see visions of unsolved killings committed by a murderer that no one has ever caught. Peter sets out to solve the murders, to track down the killer, and find out the truth behind his visions.

As he uncovers a trail of death that stretches across the United Kingdom and Europe, the makers of 'SP-X4' watch his actions from afar, anxious that he will uncover the incredible truth behind their new drug treatment, and conspire to make sure he does not succeed in revealing it to the world.

In Peter's vision, there are seven knives. So far, there have only been six murders. Can he solve the case before a seventh life is taken? If he can't, who will be last to die?

Haunted From Within culminates in a surprise ending that few will predict.

Once you have finished the book, the author encourages you to go online, and find out the truth for yourself. And when you discover the truth, it will make you question the meaning of life itself...and want to tell all your friends!

What people are saying about Haunted From Within: Reviews from Amazon:



"Brilliant Epic Novel! "As a seasoned reader I can only say this book is pure genius. The author makes Stephen King novels lightweight. I am simply amazed by this author's ability to tell a story so brilliantly. More please Mr Irvine."

"Amazing from start to finish!"

"A gripping ripping supernatural thriller that gets you thinking!"

"A stunning read! "

"I have to say it's the best book I have read in a very, very long timeThe story and characters jump off the pages and grab you by the throat, you need and want more, the idea behind the story is so compelling it's difficult NOT to find it believable!"

"A Cracking Good Yarn! As a freebie I wasn't expecting a lot but I was to be greatly surprised by Mr Irvine!"

"Fascinating! " I don't usually write reviews but, WOW! What a story!"

Please note: Book One of Two Parts; please note that Book One continues seamlessly into and is concluded in Book Two. This is an excellent way to introduce yourself to this new and exciting author!- If you enjoy Book One, to continue the story you may then choose to download Book Two. Alternatively, readers are always recommended to purchase the full omnibus edition containing both Book One and Book Two. Book Two is free with Kindle Unlimited!

Murder in Hatterton Crow

The first Hatterton Crow book. Gretchen is an assistant at The Great Beyond funeral home in the village of Hatterton Crow, and she is not having a good day. Her father is having one of his 'prescient turns' again, her mother is planning a trip to Spain with her informal ladies' society, and to cap it all the village baker, Ben Tonkins, has died, which means that Gretchen will be bereft of her favourite dense, jammy sponge cakes. And there is something entirely fishy about Ben's death that sits ill with the intrepid mortician. And what's worse is that Gretchen's solemn and sensible boss, the honey-voiced Carmel, seems to have come down with a case of the crazies, botching the embalming process on Ben, and getting wildly smashed on vodka before bashing both Gretchen and another villager, Rosie Tawber, with a cricket bat. But Gretchen knows Carmel, and she knows that cricket was never her game, so she sets out with the help and hindrance of the villagers to discover who, exactly, is the murderer in their midst - and what could be their motive in this sleepy corner of England.

Lust, Money & Murder - Books 1, 2 & 3: A Female Secret Service Agent Takes on an International Criminal

Born in the worst suburb in Pittsburgh, Elaine Brogan is bright, beautiful and bold. When her father is falsely arrested for passing counterfeit $100 bills, Elaine vows to become a Secret Service agent and track down the man responsible. After barely surviving the arduous Secret Service Training Academy in Laurel, Maryland, she is transferred to bleak and blustery Great Falls, Montana. But things do not go as planned, and Elaine soon finds herself betrayed and thrown into an adventure that takes her halfway around the world, from dark and mysterious Sofia, Bulgaria, to Moscow Russia, and finally, to Milan, Italy. In the end, will Elaine find the love and happiness she truly seeks...or will she turn to a life of obscene wealth, power and corruption?

Sing Roses For Me

Flank Street: In The Sydney Underworld: Volume 2

Micky DeWitt washes up in Sydney with nothing more than a run down yacht and his wits. He'd no CV, and no skills other than those earned by any dedicated career criminal.His twisted inertia draws him to the only place where he can survive; Kings Cross, Sydney's red-light district, where he takes a job as barman. He's approached one night by the sultry and seductive Carol. She needs something stolen from a lawyer's safe, and sweet-talks Micky into helping her. Nothing is what it seems as Micky falls into a honey trap that spins his life out of control, backs him into a corner, and no matter which way he jumps, someone's going to get killed. His decision leads him into a hedonistic free-fall, and then pushes him to the edge of insanity, before finally finding a warped redemption. Some characters from Heather make an appearance, including Mitchell, the enigmatic Ray Peterson, and even Heather herself.

Something Strange in the Cellar (Lou Elliott Mystery Adventures Book 3)

PLEASE NOTE: Book Five in the Lou Elliott series is due to be published in February 2018 in paperback and on Kindle.

It's the October school holidays and 12-year-old Louise Elliott and her friends Jack, his brother David and sister Emily return to the Welsh seaside resort of Abersoch. After an eventful summer the children are not expecting anything untoward to happen this time, but that's before they come across a ramshackle farmhouse while walking across the moors. It's the home of a lonely old lady in her 90s who's at her wits' end, certain it's haunted.

But is it, or is there a more rational explanation? Headstrong Lou is determined to find out in this short novel, which is book three in the Lou Elliott mystery adventure series. Please note that the first chapter of book four, Trouble at Chumley Towers, is included at the end of the Kindle edition (but not the printed version) to give you a flavour of the next book in the series.

LOU ELLIOTT MYSTERY ADVENTURE SERIES by George Chedzoy:

1. Smugglers at Whistling Sands

2. The Missing Treasure

3. Something Strange in the Cellar (a shorter novel)

4. Trouble at Chumley Towers

5. To published in February 2018.

These are wholesome, traditional adventure stories, suitable for age eight and upwards, inspired to an extent by Enid Blyton, whom the author loved as a child. If you like her books, or the Nancy Drew mysteries, then this series should appeal.

Also by George Chedzoy and available on Amazon:

The Cartwright Fantasy Adventure Series: The Mystery of the Misty Woods and The Mystery of the Message in a Bottle.

Rapunzel: My True Story

Squall

Marked: Volume 1 (Shadows in the dark)

Welcome to my fucking world. My name is Kaston Cox and I'm a criminal's worst nightmare. Most people run from darkness, but I live in it, require it, and thrive in the night. Some call me a monster, some a lover of evil, and others, the devil himself, but they're all wrong. I'm just a shadow in the dark. I speak for the innocent when no one else will. Once I have marked you, you better beg for forgiveness, because your time has run out... Revenge is the ultimate wage for evil. Some just can't stomach to do it themselves. That's where I come in. I am the ultimate judge when called upon for justice. I will decide who lives and who dies. Blood may be on my hands, but it's not the blood of the innocent. Remorse is nowhere to be found. I don't give a shit if you understand. I can live with the man I look at every day in the mirror. My soul was tainted the day I was conceived. You think you know me? You have no fucking idea. I am who I am because of what they did to her, and to him. They were my family. This was the only form of restitution he believed in. I owed him everything. I took over the empire he built. This is how I repay him. There was only one rule: never allow emotions to form. Numb and heartless are the only two ways to live. What I never included in the plan...was her. My name is Lux Larsen. My life is as perfect as it can get. I'm a partier, a seductress when it comes to something that I want, and the ultimate sexual con artist. I use my body to get what I want and I'm not ashamed. Designer tags are what I'm after. I love sex. I'm good at it. Fuck double standards. Guys can do it, well guess what, so can I. I will never be caught back on the other side of the tracks for as long as I live. I left that hellhole years ago. I'll do anything to stay away. You can call me a whore if you want, but I just look at it as I've decided to become a player in a man's game, and I'm a fucking pro at it. Love is for the weak minded. Weak is something I'll never be. I never

The Debt Collector

Jack Winchester was a notorious hitman for a ruthless New Jersey crime family until a job went wrong, and he wound up serving time. Four years later, Jack is free and he wants out of the game, but his boss won't let him go. Forced to take on one last job to make amends for what landed him in prison, he travels to the small town of Rockland Cove, Maine. There, he not only discovers that the target and money have disappeared; he finds himself falling for a damaged woman, and befriending an unruly son left behind. Under mounting pressure from his boss and local police-as well as the ghosts of his past-he must unravel the mystery and decide where his loyalties lie...before it's too late.