Traditional Horror Books and Audiobooks By G.M.Hague
Do you like to be frightened by a good ghost story? This is the place to be…
I’m running a promotion on my horror titles including the newly released, revamp of the popular Ghost Beyond Earth now called When The Ghosts Return. Why change the title after so long? Check out the book’s own page here.
If you like good, old-fashioned ghost stories, tales of horror, or campfire myths of the paranormal, or supernatural mysteries that make you think rather than being scared of some chainsaw-wielding hockey mask guy, well I’ve got some books and audiobooks for you. All the titles here are available from Amazon as eBooks and through Kindle Unlimited, and all of the paranormal books are also audiobooks on Audible. The links for each book are for the US Amazon site. If you’re not in the US, click anyway and you’ll be redirected to the correct store for your country.
Check them out!
This is a book I need to be clear about – it’s been around a long time. However, this version comes up as a new book because I’ve re-released it under a new title, and in my own name. For a full explanation have a look at the book’s own page here.
The story …
A chilling mix of classic ghost story, present-day science fiction, witchcraft and the undead, When The Ghosts Return will keep you enthralled until the last page.
In the middle of outback Australia, on an isolated cattle property, the ghost of a couple’s dead child begins to appear in the house. Young Ellen was an angel when she was alive. As a spirit returning from the Dead she is much, much worse. Ellen is terrifying.
NASA has Space Station Freedom orbiting above the Earth. One of the modules is the Cryogenic Module, a secret project. It’s where the bodies of wealthy and famous people lie deeply frozen, preserved until the medical science of the future can revive and heal them. The Cryogenics Module has been a successful, covert source of extra funding for NASA. In space and shadowed from the sun, the extremely cold temperatures make low Earth orbit the perfect place to keep corpses in hibernation. Now it’s time to try and revive the first patient. It will be a man who, unknown to the space station crew, had already attempted to cheat death with black magic and evil rituals. It brings dire consequences as the crew attempt to bring him back to life.
The strands of demonic possession are weaving together. Can Matthew Kindling save the dead girl’s soul, and the crew of Freedom too? Most of all, can he save himself? Evil has returned, bringing ghosts of the past with it.
Available on Amazon as an ebook here. When The Ghosts Return
The Story …
What if you innocently, desperately wished for the impossible and it came true? Really impossible, like bringing your husband back from the dead? No one warned Linda that something dreadful was listening, waiting for the chance, feeding off her grief. When the Dead come back to life, it’s never going to be good, no matter who it is.
Available on Amazon as an ebook and audiobook here. Death Wish.
The Story …
Giving a ride to a teenage girl hitch-hiking in the middle of nowhere can be a bad idea, especially if they slip into the back seat unseen — because they’re a lost and troubled spirit condemned to wander the lonely roads forever. Teenagers can be obsessive, angry, unreasonable and possessive, and they’ll fall in love in a heartbeat. Being dead doesn’t make any difference. Darren and Jean Madden should never have opened the car doors that night when their Ford mysteriously broke down.
Available on Amazon as an ebook and audiobook here. The Girl In The Back Seat
The Story …
It’s 1944 and through desperation, sheer luck and the worst winter storms in living memory Hitler’s forces have successfully attacked and forced the Battle of the Bulge, a fierce offensive inside the dense Ardenne Forest. Then the weather brings both sides to halt, the armies in danger of freezing to death. A German patrol led by the hardened and dangerous Sergeant Muller knocks on the door of a remote abbey and demands that the sisters provide food and shelter for his men. He won’t take no for an answer, but Muller should be questioning why the abbey wasn’t on any maps, how the war had somehow left the forbidding place untouched — and asked himself why the Holy Order of nuns inside showed no fear. Beyond the walls are the deadly storm, the dark forest and the enemy. Trapped inside the abbey, Muller and his men have got much worse, evil things to survive.
Available on Amazon as an ebook and audiobook here. Footprints in the Snow.
The Story …
The blessing of the fishing fleet is more than a ritual. It’s God’s protection from the demons of the sea. Captain John Boston has no time for God and blessings anymore. The church has betrayed him, with the local priest refusing to protect his sister from a violent husband, all while Boston’s wife is seriously ill. His boat the Cormorant hasn’t had much luck this season and some people are whispering that God has turned his gaze from John Boston too, because he wouldn’t accept the priest’s traditional blessing. Now the Cormorant is sailing one last time to try and fill its holds with fish. There’s more than bad weather and empty nets waiting for them. The devil has a boat of his own and he’s out on the cold ocean, trawling for dead men and their souls.
Avaialble on Amazon as an ebook and audiobook here. The Devil’s Net.
The Story …
Jacob Good was a man who could expect to see many ghosts. Angry spirits and the wraiths of men and women filled with hate for Jacob, parading their soured souls in front of him, surrounding Jacob with their rage.
After all, Jacob has killed a lot of people.
As the Principal Hangman at Willengarten Prison, it was Jacob’s responsibility to dispatch the condemned prisoners to the next world. All the guilty should be hanged.
Now one of those ghosts has appeared as Jacob is about to retire, taunting him, demanding that Jacob should make sure the last guilty murderer doesn’t miss their appointment with Jacob’s noose.
Available on Amazon as an ebook or audiobook here. The Hangman’s Ghost
The Story …
It was just a bed — an ordinary, albeit antique bed for the spare room. Until we learn that a hundred years earlier a woman called Rose, who practised in the occult and dark magic, slept in it. Now Rose’s unhappy spirit comes as part of the deal. Rose’s angry ghost comes with the bed.
Angela and Nathan are a young couple, married only two years before, both of them professionals. They’re happy and in love, although the pressures of modern life can be challenging some days. The antique bed is just right for the spare room in their expensive apartment.
However, Rose’s spirit doesn’t like happy marriages unless you’re prepared to wed the Devil.
Sleeping in the bed promises erotic dreams with perfect lovers — more passionate and daring than your wife, more considerate and satisfying than your husband. Before long, the dreams are much better than reality.
Three’s a crowd in any relationship, even when one person is already dead.
Available on Amazon as an ebook or audiobook here. Bedtime Story
The story …
Simon Hall went to his class reunion to catch up with his first sweetheart, his best friend, and anyone else who might remember him. On the night, no one except Simon got to talk with Edward Bitter, the social outcast, the class pariah.That’s because Bitter is dead — he was killed several years earlier. Nobody warned Simon he was talking to a spectre. Why would a ghost come to a class reunion? What dreadful secrets are the classmates keeping? Should Simon be scared after this one strange encounter with the paranormal? Edward Bitter’s unhappy spirit certainly has an axe to grind with the class of 2001. Not just Simon, but everyone should be very frightened indeed. No one liked Bitter when he was alive. Bitter is even more unpleasant now that he’s dead.
Available on Amazon as an ebook or audiobook here. Class Reunion
The story …
Johanna never wanted to be known as a witch, but the choice was stolen away. In the small town of Oakmore, she had always refused to embrace her mother’s bleak legacy of the occult and worshipping the dark powers, and Johanna just wanted to be a normal teenage girl. Then a terrible and cruel act by one of the town’s favourite sons ignites the flames of revenge and hatred, and Johanna seems to take a path of vicious retribution. But is it Johanna or her mother who torments the town?
Sixteen years later, Paul Waterford returns home to witness the decay and ruin of Oakmore. He doesn’t accept Johanna is at fault. Instead, he believes that Johanna has the answers. She’s someone to be trusted, and even someone who deserves a friend.
But revenge is a dish best served cold, and Paul doesn’t know that after so many years a dreadful spell is about to turn full circle.
Not even falling in love will be enough to stop it.
Available on Amazon as an ebook here. The Witch’s Daughter
Want To Know More?
If you’d like more in-depth information about each of the books, including my inspiration and ideas behind writing them, check out the books’ individual pages below.
Tales of the Paranormal available titles
Death Wish: A zombie story with a twist. Click here for the book’s page
The Girl In The Backseat: Don’t pick up hitch-hikers. Click here for the book’s page
Footprints In The Snow: War is hell. Click here for the book’s page
The Devil’s Net: Don’t mess with the King of the Sea. Click here for the book’s page
The Hangman’s Ghost: Will you feel the noose around your neck? Click here for the book’s page
Bedtime Story: Is it a dream or a nightmare? Click here for the book’s page
Class Reunion: Some people shouldn’t attend reunions –like, dead people. Click here for the book’s page
Okay, if you’ve read this far…
As I’ve mentioned in my blogs, I’ve gone back to writing more traditional horror stories – back to my old stomping ground and where I first started out as a published author.
Rather than doing full-length books, I was keen to do shorter horror stories that examine one central theme. A single tale that’s reminiscent of the short stories I used to read as a kid – classic tales that had cool names like “The Claw” or “The Forbidden Room” (Hmm, sounds like a good idea for a story…) To be honest, I can’t recall who wrote these stories, usually published in anthologies, but I can tell you most were the usual suspects of Edgar Allan Poe, Conan-Doyle and other famous names.
However, a lot of readers and audiobook listeners wanted these stories to be longer (damn it), so you’ll see a trend towards longer books starting with “Class Reunion” . Added to this, I’ll explain that I’m kind of old-school when it comes to horror, but in the new publishing universe where sites like Amazon want you to categorise your books an nth degree, some readers have pointed out that my books aren’t really “horror”. Hmm … okay, so to appease the chainsaw and slasher-flick fans, perhaps you might call these stories “Tales of the Paranormal”. Well, I have anyway. They’re full of ghosts and ghouls, and shit that goes “bump” in the night, but maybe not the sort of hard-core horror that’s around these days.
I hope you enjoy them. Some of the longer titles like The Witch’s Daughter and When The Ghosts Return haven’t been made into audiobooks yet – that’s a big job and I’d like to know how many people would appreciate audiobooks of these before embarking on the task. Also, some of the shorter titles aren’t in paperback – again, let me know what you think, because that’s not such a big deal to do if people want them.
If you have any hassles or difficulties, or simply want to ask me anything, just drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the Comment box below. Don’t forget, I’m in Australia and usually on the wrong side of the clock for US and UK folks.