Celebrating The #Horror Weekend! #FREEBOOKS #GIVEAWAY

Today I’m Celebrating #HORROR because it’s the Horror Weekend over at Facebook. To help me Celebrate, join us for giveaways galore and horror shout-outs. Read on …


Celebrate the Small Things. To be part of this blog hop, all you have to do is visit the Celebrate page on Lexa’s Blog for the rules, and then post every Friday about something you’re Celebrating that week.  It can be about writing or family or school or general life. (Originated by VikLit).



Welcome to a weekend of horror from indie authors, film-makers, artists and more. For the home of this event and for more posts to follow, go to this Facebook Group, hosted by Carmilla Voiez.

My time slot is between 1-2pm on 19th September – tomorrow – where I’ll be answering the following questions:

  1. What is your earliest horror related memory?
  2. Have you ever been terrified in real life?
  3. Who is your horror hero?

For those of you who are here for this months Mental Muse however, I’m afraid there isn’t one this month. Feel free to get in touch if you’d like to be the next Mental Muse by emailing me here: shah wharton at gmail dot com.  Sorry for any confusion. 🙂

JOURNALOFDECLINE2-2Horror Cabin Reviews: “One sign of a good author is the ability to make you squirm and scream at one turn, and then make you do an introspective glance while keeping you completely engrossed at another. Author Shah Wharton has that ability and her book “Rosa and Bella’s Journal Of Decline” proves that.”

Rosa was once a young, vibrant, intelligent woman in love. But that was before everything changed. Now, she lives a horrific existence with her daughter, Bella. Read her account of their decline, of her tragic realisations, and of the destruction of everything.

This is a UK based short story told in journal format, which focuses on the decline of a reluctant mother’s world, her life, her mind, and the tragic consequences thereof. It is also a reworking or a former, much shorter post-apocalyptic story. See if you get the twist.


The Dead Party CoverBDE (Amazon Reviewer) “Wharton manages to convey the growing sense of doom whilst simultaneously maintaining a level of witty humour resulting in a bizarrely relatable lead character.”

Imagine the United Kingdom after an election, where the party of choice — the party now in charge of every decision — is The Dead Party. Stinks, right?

Follow our heroine as she recounts how her life, her country, and her access to fish and chips – a basic right in any UK home – changed unimaginably. And see what fate awaits her on an island where the Dead reek and speak and chase her into trees.

This is a political satire, exploring an island ruled by zombies, a massive recruitment initiative, an unpredictable supernatural power, a whole lot of rot… Oh, and one incredibly sly cat!

**This is the second version of The Dead Party. The original, much shorter version was published by Sirens Call Publications 2012.


ASLOWBURN10ELA (Author & Amazon Reviewer): “Shah has done it again with her flowing style. The characters are so realistic that it’s chilling. I will admit to having read this with the lights well and truly on!! Such vivid imagery that it felt like I was watching a movie as I read. I highly recommend this novella to all lovers of this genre.”

It wasn’t the first time Bernie had woken up in a stranger’s house with a sore head, although it’d been a while. But the stench of rotting meat, an eerie silence, and the head wound were new. In search of illumination, she opens the curtains to find a post-apocalyptic world outside. Reason screams—those aren’t sleeping revellers at her feet… they’re clammy dead bodies.

Struggling to remember the events leading to her taking refuge under a stranger’s bed, Bernie stumbles around, wounded and disoriented. In desperation, she hunts down the living, but with death and destruction everywhere, isolation becomes a monster all of its own.

The events that led to this disaster begin to raid her mind, offering only snippets of forgotten information. When a girl finds her and leads her to other survivors, will Bernie remember the most important details in time to save them all, or are their fates irreversible?



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Want another horror fix? Here’s a horror book feature!

517ydTKa0yL_BO2_204_203_200_PIsitbstickerv3big_TopRight_0_55_SX278_SY278_PIkin4_BottomRight_1_22_AA300_SH20_OU02_Has Rachel given away too many vampire secrets?

If you have to find a sacred book in order to redeem your parents, find and kill Max, the person responsible for their punishment. The same man that broke your heart and turned your perfect world upside down and try to keep the mortal man you now love safe from this vindictive Vampire’s sword, then you should read Rachel’s story.

JUDGEMENT OF SOULS is a Paranormal Romance/Gothic Horror in which a naïve pure blood Vampire is tossed into the mortal world. Rachel meets Daniel, a nightclub owner and his group of friends and after Daniel’s best friend is murdered by Max (Rachel’s ex-lover), becomes embroiled in the search for an ancient Vampire artefact. Rachel tries to fight off her feelings for Daniel, even siding with her Vampire friend Arun to think again about Daniel’s involvement, but he’s her love and she’s going to protect him.

No matter what.

**This exciting trilogy has already been optioned for a future movie!**


Watch this short promo video . . .

What some reviewers have said:

“I truly loved this book….I was hooked from the very beginning.”
“… fast paced Vampire story. Though it was different from what I am used to, it never failed to hold my attention and keep me reading to see what would happen next.”
“There is intelligence, romance, emotional depth and wonderful characters. As for you readers, you obviously like Vampire story loves, or you wouldn’t even be this far. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed in this. GREAT BOOK!!”

Author Bio

I live in Cardiff with my partner and three little mad dogs and I work for a well-known TV broadcasting company. I love living in Cardiff because, for all its modernisation, there are still remnants of an old Victorian city. I love writing and base my stories in Cardiff because it has such character. When I can, I go out to the coast and take photographs, mind you, we have a lovely castle in the city centre and a fairytale one just on the outskirts, so when I feel I can’t write anything, I take a ramble to those locations and it clears my head.

I suppose it was inevitable that some day I would write a novel. My teachers at school used to limit me to no more than ten pages. When I left school, I wrote short stories for magazines, and it paid my way through college. I am Gothic, I love the fashion, the architecture and the music. The club in my novel is real. When I was writing book one, I got all my club material and clientele from here, I wouldn’t have finished that section without it.

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Snapdragon: And Six More Short Stories with Bite by Jack Kardiac #Horror #Quickreads #FREE

Join me today for a spooky book feature.

October 20, 2014, Mills Creative Minds published a horror anthology written by Jack Kardiac, which readers love! Read all about it and go get your FREE copy…

SnapdragonCoverFinalSmallBook Description

Have an appetite for the unexpected? Craving stories that are short and sweet, yet nicely spiced?

Snapdragon will feed your need.

In 7 original stories ranging from creepy creatures to unlikely assassins and a few sudden surprises, Snapdragon brings you…

• A desperate man who’s asked to do the impossible in End of the Rainbow…
• An assassination attempt that has unexpected consequences in Assassin’s Suicide…
• A hike in the woods that spins out of control when a tall stranger comes out to play in Kicking Around…
• A prehistoric predator that finds its proper place among the food chain in A Light Snack…
• A hired goon who has more than one reason to hate Florida in Orange, Black & Blue…
• A friendly neighbor who’s watching his friend’s cat gets more than he bargained for in Model Pet…
• A kidnapping that’s suddenly cut short when a girl’s secret friend comes to her aid in Snapdragon…

Written for fans of Alfred HitchcockRichard Matheson and The Twilight ZoneSnapdragon will satisfy you with stories to sink your teeth into. But let the reader beware: some of these tales just might bite back…

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{When price-matched with SMASHWORDS, this awesome collection of spooky stories will be FREE on AMAZON too!}

Some Blurbs:

5.0 out of 5 stars Hard to put down! 
Each story pulls you in from the first few words and holds your attention until the very end. From the shocking conclusion of “Model Pet,” to the surreal and horrific tale of a Bigfoot encounter in “Kicking Around,” you will not want to put this book down—except maybe to go turn on some more lights in the house! Highly recommended.
5.0 out of 5 stars Kardiac Arrest 
These are short enough that first, I can plan a short time free of distraction and second, they are so gripping, that I don’t LET myself get interrupted. I loved each one, but love how Jack tied seemingly unrelated stories together in a final surprise epilogue. Grab this book so it can grab you!
5.0 out of 5 stars Jack Kardiac Rocks!
By dboz
Seriously, these stories keep your attention from the start. I was forced to put it down, otherwise I would have read the whole book in one sitting. I hope
to see more from Jack Kardiac soon!
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 
Quick reads – only a good writer can put plot twists in a short story. He’s a great writer!


Author: Jack Kardiac was born in Siloam Springs, Arkansas and grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was raised on a steady diet of comic books, Twilight Zone episodes, and Alfred Hitchcock paperbacks. He watches Die Hard every Christmas and Peter Jackson’s King Kong once every summer.

In reality, he likes to make people think, laugh, and change the world for the better. When he writes, he enjoys having people desperately running for their lives. Preferably from a giant monster.

Jack currently lives in the remote jungles of Indonesia where he teaches Creative Writing to young, impressionable minds.

And yes, he has a twin brother.

Have you read this author’s stories? I dunno about you, but reading those reviews, I’m sold! 🙂

Sidenote: Do you love horror? Who’s your horror fave and why is that?