Weeping Season by Seán O’Connor

Waking up in the woods with no recollection of events, Richard is soon surrounded by strangers that share his struggle to survive in the empty wilderness with only limited supplies. As unwilling participants of a sadistic game, they’re at the mercy of a host that only wishes to provide sick entertainment to his viewers. Escape seems impossible, but the risk may be worth it if it means freedom and safety – the other option is to engage in the sport where failure means death.

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Parasite Positive by Scott Westerfeld

Cal Thompson’s life as a college freshman is left behind when he becomes the host of a parasite after a one-night fling, yet rather than transforming into a ravenous monster as is the usual outcome, he gains much of the benefits without the drawbacks – yet now considered a carrier, it’s his job to regulate the vampire population. On the hunt for ex-girlfriends he unwittingly infected in the past, the chase eventually leads him to unexpected places.

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Kill Creek by Scott Thomas

Personal invites are sent to four best-selling authors of horror, presenting the opportunity to visit and spend the night in one of the country’s most infamous haunted houses. It’s supposed to be a simple and effective publicity stunt for Halloween, where they’d be filmed and interviewed during the experience in the hopes of boosting sales and relevancy, yet they soon realise that maybe the nightmarish lore of the Finch House is more rooted in fact than fiction.

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