Twenty free and 99 cent Lovecraftian Kindle Books, part one

There are a lot of Lovecraftian books available for Kindle that are 99 cents, or even free.  While I haven’t personally read them all, I am only listing the books with good reviews.  Take particular note of ICHTHYS by Arrin Dembo, and The Cthulhu Mythos Megapack.

This is just the first entry in this series — stay tuned!  (You can follow this site via email by entering your email address at the top right of this page.)

FREE:

The Dark Verse, Vol. 1: From the Passages of Revenants – Twenty-six short tales of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. This is Sharkchild’s first collection of grim and ethereal stories—a silver medalist in the category of Horror in the 2010 Independent Publisher Book Awards.

The Elder Unearthed: Tales of NasNoroth and the Cult of the Elder – “The Elder Unearthed” is an H.P. Lovecraft inspired collection of tales and poetry in horror and the macabre. The Cult of the Elder yearns to bring the dark gods through the endless void to wreak havoc on the nonbelievers of this world. You will bear witness to the wicked things that lay claim to those who call on NasNoroth and its Elder kin.

Cthulhu Mythos Writers Sampler 2013 – Fiction by Don Webb, Jeffrey Thomas, Brian M, Sammons, Peter Rawlik, William Meikle, Kevin Lucia, David Kernot, Scott R. Jones, C.J. Henderson, Cody Goodfellow, David Dunwoody, Shane Jiraiya Cummings and David Conyers. Cover illustration by Paul Mudie.  This sampler collection provides links to the various author’s works, personal interviews, and further information on their e-books.  Step inside, and discover the newest horror releases lurking in the nightmare lands of Lovecraft…

The Portal Stone – Fall in the late 1980’s. A sleepy midwestern college town awakens to a growing evil. From the bowels of a forgotten storage room, to the dark primordial South American jungles, horror relentlessly finds its unlikely victims.  “The Portal Stone” is Lovecraftian horror set in the loud neon of the 80’s.

When Cthulhu Met Atlach-Nacha – He’s an academic; she’s an artist.  He worships Cthulhu, the slumbering behemoth; she worships Atlach-Nacha, the spider goddess of dreams.  Their interfaith marriage is challenging enough before the gods themselves arise and do battle. Can this couple hold their relationship together during the end of times?  Through the use of both horror and domestic comedy, “When Cthulhu Met Atlach-Nacha” examines the boldness and beauty of declaring a permanent relationship in a chaotic world.

Madness Under The Tracks – Short story: New York’s subway is home to many horrors and infestations. But none like this. A mad, ancient thing that cares only about feeding and spreading chaos. One subway worker has made the awful mistake of listening to it.

99 CENTS:

Shadows Over Main Street: An Anthology of Small-Town Lovecraftian Terror – (No longer 99 cents, now $3.99) What happens when idyllic small-towns, and the simple folk who inhabit them, collide with inexplicable evil borne of a vast and uncaring cosmos?  Imagine a series of stories set in a golden era of American life, where worldly troubles are regarded from a distance, if at all.  Hear the buzz of playing cards clipped in children’s spokes echo down quiet lanes. Smell the faint aroma of rich tobacco smoke from an old man’s pipe on a shady boulevard. Listen to the gossip of small towns where everyone knows everyone’s business.  Or do they?  Sometimes, deadly secrets lurk out in the barn.  Sometimes, unimaginable evil awaits us in the root cellar.  Sometimes, we fall under the sway of the Shadows Over Main Street.

The Cthulhu Mythos Megapack: 40 Modern and Classic Lovecraftian Stories – This volume assembles no less than 40 stories set in H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos. Ranging from Lovecraft’s own tales (including classics such as the novel At the Mountains of Madness, “The Shadow Over Innsmouth,” and “The Colour Out of Space”) to works by his friends and contemporaries (Clark Ashton Smith, Robert E. Howard, Frank Belknap Long, and Robert Bloch), to later followers (Henry Kuttner, Lin Carter, Brian McNaughton), and contemporary afficianados (Brian Stableford, Mark McLaughlin, Adrian Cole) — and many more. This is one collection no Lovecraft fan can afford to miss!

Nightmare City: Part One: A Post-Steampunk / Urban Fantasy / Lovecraft Adventure – Lavorgna is a city of fog and shadows, undead servants and soaring zeppelins, where mad scientists prowl the alleys, mob bosses strive for power and the dreaded Guild of Alchemists holds the land in an iron grip, while beneath the city lies a network of black caverns embedded with the ruins of an ancient race. Known as the Elders, they long ago worshipped Lovecraftian horrors…

Bad Vibes – Occult consultant Dante Godoy arrives to the small town of Redemption, Nevada, just in time to help Sheriff Matilda Knobb deal with two impossible murders. Together they will confront unspeakable evils in the night.  “Bad Vibes” is a 7,900-word short story introducing a horror setting that will be explored in future novels by C.J. Carella.

The Plasm – The Vordlak, once the pride of the space program, has been missing for decades, thought lost in the void. But when a salvage team come across it floating in the darkness, and the lost ship’s unique drive kicks in, then the problems are only just beginning. Space and time are warped as some of the relics of the original mission develop a strange new life of their own in their storage chamber deep below Mars.  Soon it is a race against time, as a burgeoning plasma starts to feed and grow on Mars, and matters aboard the Vordlak come to a head. Disaster can only be averted by studying the secret history of the ghost ship and the ancient rituals that have provided it with its power. But in repeating that history, will the small band of survivors prevail – or will they only make matters worse as the plasma continues to rampage?

Checked Out (Book One of the Cemetery Trilogy 1) – An ancient evil lurks below a dying New England city in this paranormal thriller. Past and future blend uneasily as the past is never truly buried. A mystery grows in the darkness. Glimpses of horror can be seen in forgotten books or a moss covered gravestone. What was that last wind worn inscription on the tombstone? What did that page say before it crumbled to dust? Discover the secrets in this paranormal investigation thriller.

Grander Than the Sea – Marla Mason, chief sorcerer of the coastal city of Felport, is called to the Blackwing Institute, a hospital for criminally insane magic-users. One of the patients tells her the world is going to end soon, when a great eldritch god rises from the ocean. Sure, there’s a good chance the god is entirely imaginary… but that doesn’t mean its cultists won’t kill a lot of people trying to usher in its arrival.

Entomophobia: A Novelette of Lovecraftian Horror – In this 8800 word novelette set in Post War California, Sonny, Fat Doc and Chunk encounter Lovecraftian Horror when their friend Boo offers them a new experience: a drug discovered in South America that opens a door to the Great Old One Atlach Nacha.

Fantasy Horror: Empire of the Worm: Part One of a Lovecraft Dark Fantasy – When an ancient evil seeks to plunge the world into darkness and terror, only one man can stand against it. “Empire of the Worm” is a fantasy horror adventure by the bestselling author of the Black Tower Trilogy, with strong shades of H. P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard.

The Recluse; A Lovecraftian Horror Story – “The Recluse” is a Cthulhu Mythos short story in the tradition of H. P. Lovecraft. My goal in writing it — aside from creating an entertaining work of fiction — was to have a character that is mysteriously isolated from other humans (much like the narrator of Lovecraft’s “The Outsider”) discover in his family background an extraterrestrial horror (such as that revealed in Lovecraft’s “Fungi From Yuggoth”.) In blending themes borrowed from “The Outsider” and “Fungi From Yuggoth”, I hoped to create an original weird tale of generational horror.

Dreams of Destruction – Backed by the savage power of Dreamtime monstrosities and supported by shadowy masters, an Australian cult known as ‘The Reign of Terror’ attempts to detonate a supernatural weapon of mass destruction at a meeting of world leaders in Perth, Western Australia. If successful, their bold plan will devastate the earth. Can mercenary hero Captain Max Calder infiltrate the cult, fend off the yakuza and Lovecraftian horrors, and ultimately bring down the plot from the inside – with one hell of a bang?

The Dulwich Horror – Ursula Wadden runs a successful pub in Dulwich, south-east London. On the surface, she has a lot to be happy with: she’s young, good-looking, has close friends and makes a reasonable living. But mystery and darkness shroud her past; she has never known her mother and her strange, taciturn, one-eyed father disappeared when she was a girl. There’s also her own peculiar secret which has prevented her from ever having a lover – something she intends to change, and in the process uncover the enigma of her ancestry while opening up terrifying vistas of possibility as she becomes a new link in an ancient chain of heredity…

The Camber Horror – A Lovecraftian Horror Short Story.  For twenty years Steve and Kathy had lived in the same sagging old wood house along a seldom used highway that twisted endlessly through the coastal range of Western Oregon. Pine-covered mountains rose up either side of the isolated valley they shared with a few other families. The hills were always dark with shadows and seemed to hold secrets from outsiders. But now something weird was growing in the woods, and people were disappearing.

ICHTHYS – “In the Roman catacombs, you are what you eat.”  A chilling tale of archaeological horror, set in the twisting tunnels beneath the city of Rome.

7 responses to “Twenty free and 99 cent Lovecraftian Kindle Books, part one

  1. Ka-ching! This gives me something to do while I’m stuck inside waiting for 3 feet of “global warming” to melt.

  2. Well, I stopped reading Lovecraft many, many years ago because it scared me so bad. Now that I’m very old, let’s see what he does to me this time!!

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