Heart-shaped Box, by Joe Hill. Judas Coyne, rockstar and purveyor of the weird and the macabre, buys a ghost off the Internet. The ghost turns out not to be his biggest fan…
Blaze, by Richard Bachman. After his partner George dies, Clayton ‘Blaze’ Blaisdell decides to go ahead with their plan to kidnap a baby for ransom. Blaze not being the brightest sort, things soon start going wrong. Horribly wrong.
Once bitten, twice shy, by Jennifer Rardin. Jaz Parks, working for the CIA, gets partnered up with Vlay, a vampire born in 1744. Ostentatiously as his bodyguard, which he needs about as much as he does a suntan. Why did he request her, will they get along without bloodshed, and what is she hiding?
The Silmarillion, by J.R.R. Tolkien, still.
The Screwtape Letters, by C.S. Lewis. The story takes the form of a series of letters from a senior demon, Screwtape, to his nephew, a junior tempter named Wormwood, to advise him on methods of securing the damnation of an earthly man, known only as “the Patient.”