Paperback Cover Reveals

I honestly debated about doing a post about this. I feel like paperbacks are never going to be a big seller for an Independent Writer. They are too expensive for someone to just grab on a whim because it looks interesting. A free EBook on the other hand that’s a different story. Readers will snatch those up quickly, and take a chance on an unknown that way. That’s why I work so hard to get the EBook covers right. That’s also the reason why I don’t spend tons of time or money on the paperbacks. I did though go in and spruce some of them up, so I thought I would at least give them a nod. I will reveal my favorite one below. If you are curious or prefer paperback books, click the links below. They will take you to the paperback section of my books on Amazon. Okay, here’s my favorite of the new paperback covers. Thanks for reading.

US PB

UK PB

Cover Reveal and A Free Read: A Zombie Thanksgiving

I know we are nowhere close to the Thanksgiving holiday, but if you need a little taste of the season today (6/21) and tomorrow (6/22)  is your chance. I think this new cover works better than the others I’ve made for it. It still doesn’t have that pop I want it to have, but for now this is still the best cover I’ve ever given it. Grab your freebie at the links below.

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A short story about a woman who risks life and limb in a Zombie Apocalypse in order to keep the Thanksgiving tradition alive.

US: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00MS9NO40?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00MS9NO40?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

AU: http://www.amazon.com.au/gp/product/B00MS9NO40?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

CA: http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00MS9NO40?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

Tuesdays with Mike and The Mike Beem Chronicles (6/20/2017): A Zombie Christmas 2

5 Stars out of 5: I dearly love this author’s short stories.

Description: A boy lost. A family desperate. It’s Christmas in a Zombie Apocalypse and Mike Beem is once again aiming for another Holiday miracle. His goal this year isn’t toys for the kids in the neighborhood. His goal this time is trying to save one small life so another family doesn’t have to suffer the way he suffered.

Mike lay in restless slumber, haunted by this world, haunted by the memories of those who had fallen, haunted by the ghosts of his past.

Donna Marie snuggled in close to him and stroked his long grey hair, trying to soothe him, trying to help him sleep. As she looked at him, lying there, she couldn’t believe she had fallen for a man who was just past 40-years-of-age.

Mike stirred, and opened his eyes. He turned his face to meet her eyes. She might have been 32, but her eyes carried the worry and trouble of so many who now lived in this world. “Couldn’t sleep?” He asked.

“I worry about you when you’re out there,” she replied, as Mike held her close. “We’re working clogs operating in a broken clock.”

“Are you worried about me going back out for that kid, Tommy?”

“Not just that. Every time you go out I worry about you. I wish you could just stay here and let everyone else do the running. Lord knows you’ve done more than most in this world. Building this place alone qualifies you for that,” Donna Marie replied, rolling over and sitting up. She slipped out of bed and covered her topless body with a house robe. She walked over to the window and looked outside. The snow was no longer falling, but the ground was covered in a heavy layer of white. Somewhere close to a foot, maybe a bit more, she guessed.

Did you know this was available as a paperback? Get it and the EBook at the Amazon links below.

US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MF4WHII

UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01MF4WHII

AU: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B01MF4WHII

CA: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01MF4WHII

DRAFT2DIGITAL (get the EPUB here)

www.books2read.com

 

Tuesdays with Mike and The Mike Beem Chronicles (6/13/2017): A Zombie Christmas

See, told you I would get back to Mike Beem. How about some Christmas cheer in June? Might help with the heat.

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5 out of 5 stars – I love zombies and I love Christmas ~ A winner!

Description: This short story is about three men who risk life and limb in a Zombie Apocalypse in order to bring happiness to surviving kids on Christmas Morning.

Mike leaned down, and looked out the peep-hole as a zombie shambled down off the porch. There were four of them out there. All zombied up, rotting, bloody, fresh from death, and they were all dressed like carolers and holding caroling books. One had his book upside down, two of them had theirs sideways, and the smart one, the one who knocked, had his right side up.

Mike didn’t put up anything with lights in it or on it. There were no lights around the house. He had muted decorations so they wouldn’t attract attention. He didn’t know why or how the carolers had found him, but they did.

Mike began to smile, as the zombies grunted out Jingle Bells and moved on to Silent Night. He didn’t know if he should shoot them or let them be. He stood there a moment and thought about it, listening to the comical tune coming from the mouths of those zombies. He went over to the window and looked out onto the lawn. Their singing was attracting other zombies, so he knew he had to take them out, funny as it was, he had to do it.

He put on his cold weather gear and ventured back upstairs. He walked into the master bedroom and walked over to the balcony doors. He stepped outside and into the cold grey light of dusk.

Did you know this was available as a paperback? You can get it along with the EBook at the Amazon links below.

US: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004GUS7WS?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004GUS7WS?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

AU: http://www.amazon.com.au/gp/product/B004GUS7WS?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

CA: http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B004GUS7WS?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

DRAFT2DIGITAL (Available here in EPUB Format)

www.books2read.com

Threadless Fridays: How about some free shipping?

Until May 14th you can get free shipping on anything you order from Threadless.

Use this code when checking out: FREESHIP765a88.

Unfortunately the free shipping only applies when you buy 45 dollars or more, but it should help a little bit.

Find all my gear at this link: onewriterselling.threadless.com

Here are some phone covers for sale.

   

There are lots more things there (shirts, shower curtains, pillows, etc.), just swing on over and check them out.

Thanks again for following me and supporting me. Have a great weekend.

Tuesdays with Mike and The Mike Beem Chronicles (5/9/2017): A Zombie Thanksgiving

A short story about a woman who risks life and limb in a Zombie Apocalypse in order to keep the Thanksgiving tradition alive.

5 out of 5 stars: Keeping hope alive.

4 out of 5 stars: Wonderful story of giving and hope.

US: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00MS9NO40?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00MS9NO40?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

AU: http://www.amazon.com.au/gp/product/B00MS9NO40?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

CA: http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00MS9NO40?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

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She stepped past the dead man lying over the conveyor belt, and paused in front of the candy section, which hadn’t been looted. Dawn grabbed a bag of hard candies and ripped it open. She started to munch on the rainbow of flavor, as she slung her backpack off her back and dropped it onto the conveyor belt. She unzipped the big front pocket, opened it wide, and emptied the candy shelf into it–making sure to get only candy that wouldn’t melt.

Dawn finished up her candy treat, took a pause, reloaded her gun, and gulped down a bottle of water. When she felt rested, she zipped up the big front pocket on her backpack and slung the bag onto her back.

“Well, let’s hope this store has what I’m looking for,” she replied to herself, as she started walking, gun forward, light splashing across the dark store, eyes darting down each aisle, looking for food, looking for zombies in the dark; and it was dark. The spotlight in front of her and the late afternoon light coming in from the front of the store barely pierced the blackness.

The inside of the store, she noticed, had the same result as the parking lot. It looked like a mob of animals had just bulldozed its way through, knocking over shelves, people, carts, busting out the glass in the frozen food sections. Dead bodies were scattered everywhere. Most of them looked like they had died fighting for supplies or fending off zombies. She gave each dead body she found a good ole knife to the brain just to make sure that dead body wouldn’t get up and come after her.

Threadless Fridays: Clothes and Home Accessories

I now have shirts and home accessories available at Threadless. I want to thank the blog Little Fears for making me aware of this site. It is a great blog that you yourself should check out.

Below is some of the SWAG I have available. If you do buy something, send me an email and let me know what you bought and why. I will then send you a short story free of charge. I will also send you Zombie Beach before it is released in the fall (hopefully on October 31st).

 

A Zombie Christmas in Black: onewriterselling.threadless.com

A Zombie Christmas in White: onewriterselling.threadless.com

A Zombie Christmas in Pink:  onewriterselling.threadless.com

If you don’t want clothes there is home accessories available, shower curtains, towels, rugs, etc. This is one of my favorite home accessories (it comes in pink and white as well).

A Zombie Christmas in Black: onewriterselling.threadless.com

Thanks again for supporting me.

Choose your free short story from this list: awrenfro.com/short-stories

Send all emails here: zombiebeach3@gmail.com