Horror/Thriller Cover Wars



And the Horror/Thriller Cover Wars Winner is:

Fish(y) out of Water by L.B. Carter



And thank you to all the Participants.


Horror Haiku Pas de Deux by A. F. Stewart

In the shadows—voices.
Calling, screaming, moaning.
Countless tongues telling tales…
of Hell
of Monsters
and Unnatural Things

Come chase the dark words, fall into the spell of terror and sit with the poetic weaver as you watch the world burn. Horror Haiku Pas de Deux is a volume of poetry mixing horror with haiku and verse to chill your bones.
Poetic beauty lives forever with the undead.


Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter by C.A. Verstraete 

Every family has its secrets…

One hot August morning in 1892, Lizzie Borden picked up an axe and murdered her father and stepmother. Newspapers claim she did it for the oldest of reasons: family conflicts, jealousy and greed. But what if her parents were already dead? What if Lizzie slaughtered them because they’d become… zombies?

Thrust into a horrific world where the walking dead are part of a shocking conspiracy to infect not only Fall River, Massachusetts, but also the world beyond, Lizzie battles to protect her sister, Emma, and her hometown from nightmarish ghouls and the evil forces controlling them.


Detour: A Big Rig Thriller by Devorah Fox

It’s February, 1993, and trucker Archie “Super Man” Harlanson is traveling to New York’s Hudson Valley with misgivings. He’s eager to see his girlfriend Debbie, but her elitist parents? Not so much. When he ends up at the family home, he figures the hardest part will be surviving the onslaught of relatives arriving to celebrate the birth of Debbie’s nephew. That is until the US President announces his plans to hold a campaign event nearby and the town is caught up in the media frenzy. When Archie stumbles on a deadly plot against the nation’s leader, he finds himself butting heads with skeptical local law enforcement, the FBI, and the White House security team, and dodging the would-be assassins who now have him in their sights, all while trying to keep his head down in a household crazy with new-baby fever.



The Mark (Like Flies Book 1) by Fallacious Rose
Green doesn’t know it, but gods exist, curses are real, and the end of the world is imminent. For the girl with the mark on her back, one false step can take her into the abyss.
Because of the mark and what it means for Asgard and Earth, the gods of darkness and light war for Green’s soul. Life, death and love are just tools in the great Game, as Green is caught in a terrible triangle, between a growing love for the beautiful Baldur, fear of the cold and dangerous Set, and her bond with her mortal fiance.
Dark gods and sultry goddesses, ordinary housewives and bloodthirsty maenads, apprentice witches obsessed with the occult and demonic bimbos only too happy to play along. The Mark is the first book in the Like Flies trilogy, a paranormal romance where the stakes are nothing less than the survival of both men and gods.



Hell Bent Arc One (Hell Bent Full Arcs Book 1) by Kayla Matt

Travis Malone and Dr. Spencer Abbot never expected their lives to devolve into a sheer nightmare until they encountered Jesse Lynn Belle.

Visions- A quest that began with a hunt for an anniversary gift turns into a struggle to stay alive.

Retribution- Five months after the Visions Incident, Travis and Spencer learn that they still aren’t safe.

Destruction- Another four months pass. And Travis is taken from his home and loved ones and thrust into his own personal hell.

This collection brings the first three books of the Hell Bent series together into one volume, a full chronicle of the struggle between the Malones, Abbots, and Jesse herself.

*WARNING: This book contains graphic violence, some instances of abuse, and a killer who has few limits on who she kills and even fewer about her methods.*


Dead by Morning: A Dark Fiction Novel (Rituals of the Night Book 1) by Kayla Krantz

“He was real, and he was a monster.”

Obsession is deadly.

No one learns that better than Luna Ketz, a pessimistic high school senior. Caught between the intentions of her Muslim father and business-minded mother, boys are the last thing on Luna’s mind, but this fact doesn’t detour mysterious bad boy Chance Welfrey from trying to gain her affection.

Luna doesn’t think twice about him until girls at their high school begin to disappear. Girls who tended to hurt her. Girls she wished would disappear. When she receives a call from a long-lost friend, normalcy goes out the window as she’s plunged into the paranormal. There’s a world beneath the surface of the unconscious mind, and the killer knows how to navigate it. Luna is in danger and although she can avoid the killer in reality, she cannot avoid him in her dreams.

*Rated for mature adult themes and depictions of violence*


Alive at Sunset (Rituals of the Night Book 2) by Kayla Krantz

Revenge can become an obsession of its own. After her high school experience, Luna Ketz moved on. She’s in college, studying to be a doctor, and lives an hour away from her old home in Lima, Ohio–where the worst of her memories lie. Three years have passed since her friend Violet’s death and the thought of that day in the woods hasn’t left her mind once. Every week, she visits the hospital where Chance Welfrey remains in a coma. She tries to move on…wants to move on…until once again, she receives a phone call from Max Cazmea warning her that things may not be over just yet.

Chance, having recovered from his recent coma, shows up on her doorstep. He has found a way into Luna’s life that she cannot escape–he’s dating her roommate, Amanda Grey. Back in her life once more, Chance has a list, and everyone on it ends up dead. As things escalate, Luna finds herself in a dangerous game of cat and mouse that will take all of her wits to survive.

*Warning: This book contains content that may be disturbing to some including rape and graphic violence.*


Herd of Nightmares by Kerry Black

Some nightmares possess panache, tripping into a subconscious with surprising delicacy to first creep into the dreamer’s trust. Others pound their splintered hooves through memories, scattering fear with every thundering footfall. Author Kerry E.B. Black has corralled this herd of untamable beasts for your pleasure. She hopes you see the beauty in their skeletal coats, the sparkle in their malignant eyes. May the ride they offer lead to the adventure you seek!




The Rigel Affair by LM Hedrick

They were born worlds apart… But they’ll give anything to make a new home together.

Charlie Kincaid never got much out of life, so he saw no problem putting it on the line when duty called. As a newly minted US Navy Diver, he’s stunned by the brutal sneak attack on Pearl Harbor. Now he’ll travel to the ends of the earth to stop anything so terrible from ever happening on American soil again.

Mattie Blanc doesn’t have to worry much about the war. Her station as a member of the New Zealand elite keeps her far removed from any mention of the battlefield. She certainly isn’t expecting to be swept off her feet by the fast-talking American seaman, Charlie. But soon she loses her heart to his charming overtures.

The only problem is there’s a war on, and Charlie is still very much on active duty. Will he survive his new assignment in the Pacific war zone? And will her love be waiting for him when he returns?


Fish(y) out of Water by L.B. Carter

Suzanna Kane’s move to big-city Boston might have been the first failure in Plan: Adult Life that a bottle of wine couldn’t fix. The only thing unpacked in Zanna’s new post-university, parent-free apartment was her pet fish. And it was dead.

…As was the body she stumbled over later that night.

These feel like omens for something fishier when an anonymous author starts emailing a chapter a day to her publishing firm of a serial murder plot that all too coincidentally seems to mirror her own life, blurring reality and fiction and threatening to leave her belly up in the Charles River no matter how many pets she replaces to appease Karma.



The Vampire Within (Immortal Kiss Book 3) by Laura Daleo

Brandon Cass is not your average teenager. He has a taste for blood—human blood. For sixteen years, he stumbled through life without a hitch until the enigmatic aroma of blood awakened something dark within him. Visions of a beautiful young woman with chocolate brown hair and ocean blue eyes haunt his mind, yet her identity is a puzzling mystery.

His hunger for blood strengthens, and the cravings become too powerful to control. No one is safe, not even his family. To safeguard all he once found dear, Brandon sets out on a quest for answers. In an unfamiliar city, he comes face-to-face with the beautiful young woman, confronts the dark force which controls him, and learns what he must endure to reclaim his soul.


Sarah by Teri Polen

Seventeen-year-old horror fan Cain Shannon thought helping a ghost find her killers would be the supernatural adventure of a lifetime. Now, he just hopes to survive long enough to protect his family and friends from her.

A bet between friends goes horribly wrong, resulting in Sarah’s death. When she returns to seek justice against those responsible, Cain agrees to help her. But when he discovers Sarah has been hijacking his body, he realizes she wants retribution instead of justice.

Terrified of what could have happened when he wasn’t in control, Cain commands Sarah to leave his house – but exorcising her isn’t that easy. She retaliates against her murderers in bloody, horrific ways, each death making her stronger, then sets her sights on Cain. With the help of friends, Cain fights to save himself and his loved ones and searches for a way to stop Sarah before she kills again.


The Cimmerians by Theresa Jacobs

When Emersyn fled the big city for a quieter life in the Midwest, she left all her troubles behind – or so she thought. She quickly discovers her quaint new home has a past of its own. Ten years prior a young woman killed herself inside the front door. Since that fateful day, the locals avoided the house. Not one to believe in the supernatural, Emersyn, along with a new friend, take it upon themselves to conduct a seance for answers.
They get much more than they bargained for when they awaken an ancient evil. The same evil that haunted the past resident.
Now they must scramble with little time to stop it. When Emersyn’s past comes back to haunt her, and innocent people get hurt, she has nowhere to turn. Until a police officer inserts himself into her life, together they will do what they can to put an end to the deadly shadows forever.
Can evil this powerful ever truly die?


Sudden Death by Theresa Jacobs

Death. There’s An App For That.
When James’ roommate vanishes, he begins to investigate.
After finding his friend’s phone, frozen, locked in a mysterious game loop, James elicits the help of fellow students to uncover the mystery.
They soon discover that this is no regular game.
What they find is more than a game. Much more
Whatever you do, don’t click ‘download now,’ or you’ll be next.

Written in the tradition of campy B horror fun.
Don’t take life too seriously; you will not get out alive.


Sinister Tentacle Sorority by Cameron Blackwell

Socially awkward Bradley hoped to make lifelong friends at Gamma Rho Lambda. However, when she angers the Head Bitch In Charge, Bradley is marked for permanent dismissal. It is then that she learns the horrifying secret dwelling beneath Frat Row. It’s slimy, it’s hungry, and its got tentacles!





Damned to Hell by Mike Salt

Rob is a man whose life has spiraled out of control since the death of his teenage son. He spends most of his nights stumbling home from a bar and his days are spent hungover. Desperate to get his life back on track, and ready to find a way to move on, he finds himself playing with something “evil” with the promise of closure.
Damned to Hell is a dark horror novella for fans of Pet Semetary meets Odd Thomas.