Today we’re pleased to announce we’re ending the Thirteen Days of Halloween promotion with a big surprise: SIX MORE STORIES to finish off this Halloween season with a bang! (Please Note: Barnes & Noble and Kobo have not uploaded all of the eBooks yet, but we will add those links to the product pages on our website as soon as they do.)
“Devil’s Night” by Richard Chizmar
It all started on a wind-blown Friday night in October. It was the night before Halloween, the night we always called Wreck Night or Devil’s Night back when we were kids and Halloween was second in our hearts only to Christmas. At least the newspapers got that much right. The day, I mean. They pretty much screwed up the rest of the story. I was there that night. Let me tell you what really happened…
“Trick” by Gerard Houarner
Going home is hard if you never had one. Gary was doing his best to make a new home for himself. The Air Force had been all the family, all the life he’d ever needed. But his military career was over and it was time for him to find a new way to live.
The place he’d found was nice, comfortable, surrounded by the kind of lives he’d never experienced. The temp work at the Halloween costume store was keeping him busy until his new job was ready to start. He was all squared away.
Still, he was missing something. The woman next door thought she might be what he needed. But the knocking on his door seemed to hint at something more. There was only one problem. When he opened the door, there was never anyone on the other side…
“Short of Breath” by Trent Zelazny
Ian Cain has finally had enough of his wife’s extramarital affairs. The way he sees it, she’s brought this all on herself. And what better time to even the score than on Halloween? But, as the old saying goes, the best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry…
“Treats for Adeline” by Elizabeth Voss & Peter Tackaberry
Craving a true scare on Halloween, sisters Harper and Adeline dare to go trick or treating at the lone house on the bluff. Whispered rumors have it that for those who can make it—through the darkness and past the dogs—the lady there offers the most unusual treats. When the sisters’ bravery is rewarded with a choice, younger Adeline grabs a handful of ordinary candy. But Harper is tempted by mischief. If Harper accepts the more unusual treat, is she prepared for the most unusual consequences?
“Devoured” by Paul Melniczek
Halloween is in the air, and an undercover detective pulls night duty in the city as he tries to track down leads surrounding a killing spree, but he’s about to come face-to-face with the dark side of the orange and black holiday…
“The Halloween Phantoms” by John R. Little
Ellen Weston expected her first Halloween in her new home to be uneventful, until she found the gift on her front door from “The Halloween Phantoms.” She assumed it was an innocent neighborhood game. What she didn’t know was that the phantoms were deadly serious about spreading good will, and Ellen’s oversights could have disastrous consequences…
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