UPDATED — GIVEAWAY: 'Brother' and 'The Pretty Ones' by Ania Ahlborn

GIVEAWAY: 'Brother' and 'The Pretty Ones' by Ania Ahlborn


Alright, horror fans, we've got some scary books to give away—as in, for FREE—so Merry Christmas to you!

Ania Ahlborn is the bestselling author of Within These Walls and The Bird Eater.

Her latest, Brother, has been chosen as LitReactor's January Book Club selection. To celebrate, we are giving away 6 shiny audiobook copies.


Deep in the heart of Appalachia stands a crooked farmhouse miles from any road. The Morrows keep to themselves, and it’s served them well so far. When girls go missing off the side of the highway, the cops don’t knock on their door. Which is a good thing, seeing as to what’s buried in the Morrows’ backyard.

But nineteen-year-old Michael Morrow isn’t like the rest of his family. He doesn’t take pleasure in the screams that echo through the trees. Michael pines for normalcy, and he’s sure that someday he’ll see the world beyond West Virginia. When he meets Alice, a pretty girl working at a record shop in the small nearby town of Dahlia, he’s immediately smitten. For a moment, he nearly forgets about the monster he’s become. But his brother, Rebel, is all too eager to remind Michael of his place…

In addition, we also have 15 promo codes for eBook copies of her novel The Pretty Ones.


New York, 1977. The sweltering height of the Summer of Sam. The entire city is gripped with fear, but all Nell Sullivan worries about is whether or not she’ll ever make a friend. The self-proclaimed “Plain Jane” does her best to fit in with the girls at work, but Nell’s brother, Barrett, assures her that she’ll never be like them. When Nell manages to finally garner some much-yearned-for attention, the unthinkable happens to her newfound friend. The office pool blames Son of Sam, but Nell knows the awful truth…because doing the devil’s work is easy when there’s already a serial killer on the loose.

All you have to do to enter is to say aye in the comments. 16 lucky people will be chosen at random using an online number generator.

Audio books for US members only, please, so please specify where you call home. eBooks must be redeemed through the US Simon and Schuster site, but have been confirmed to work internationally. Winners will be announced next Monday. Good luck!

Jacey Cockrobin

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Joshua Chaplinsky is the Managing Editor of LitReactor.com. He is the author of ‘Kanye West—Reanimator’ and the story collection 'Whispers in the Ear of A Dreaming Ape.' His short fiction has been published by Vice, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Thuglit, Severed Press, Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing, Clash Books, Pantheon Magazine and Broken River Books. Follow him on Twitter at @jaceycockrobin. More info at joshuachaplinsky.com.

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Barbara Hicks November 30, 2015 - 12:21pm

Aye! From Arizona.

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Karina Mikinyan... November 30, 2015 - 12:39pm

Aye! from Canada.

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Lisa Milton from Eugene, Oregon is reading The Dreamers November 30, 2015 - 12:42pm



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Allison Phillips November 30, 2015 - 12:46pm

Aye! From Alabama 

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Carolin Isabel November 30, 2015 - 12:58pm

Aye! :) from Germany

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Bradley Myers November 30, 2015 - 1:22pm


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Delia Ayala November 30, 2015 - 1:54pm

AYE, from Ania's #1 fan!

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Delia Ayala November 30, 2015 - 1:54pm

AYE, from Ania's #1 fan!

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Michael Hicks November 30, 2015 - 2:17pm

Aye, from the US

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Pat Boylan from portland, oregon is reading Little Demon in the City of Light November 30, 2015 - 2:18pm

aye :-D

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Brian Smith_3 November 30, 2015 - 3:52pm

Aye there!!!!

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mwtevis from Reading, PA is reading Binti by Nnedi Okorafor November 30, 2015 - 7:04pm



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Scott Backus November 30, 2015 - 8:22pm

Aye from Alabama! Roll Tide Roll!

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Kara Anne Larson November 30, 2015 - 8:58pm

Aye! New Orleans

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Robert Sankner November 30, 2015 - 9:24pm

Aye, from Ohio!

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voodoo_em from England is reading All the books by Ira Levin December 1, 2015 - 6:57am

Aye, England, UK :)

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Elizabeth Ann W... December 1, 2015 - 7:05am

Aye! Fond du Lac, WI

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DaveShepherd from Calgary is reading No Country for Old Men December 1, 2015 - 8:38am

Aye, Canada.

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BMF from PA is reading Two Plus Two by Alan Cochran (AKA the amazing Ken Grimwood) December 1, 2015 - 10:05am


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Pete from Detroit is reading Red Dragon December 1, 2015 - 4:05pm


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Gabriel Ruben Graña December 6, 2015 - 9:04am

Aye! Carrboro, NC 

THIS librarian would love 2 free books. 

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Chris Deal December 6, 2015 - 11:34am


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Joshua Chaplinsky from New York is reading a lot more during the quarantine December 9, 2015 - 11:56am