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Rip out some Flesh! Zombie Freebies Take 1

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A short story about an apocalyptic nightmare in a crisp frozen landscape filled with winter and living corpses.Two men try to find safety in this dead world. Hoping to ride out the night. Hoping to find warmth and shelter. Hoping not to become food for the zombies.

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It is the start of the Walking Dead this weekend, and though I have soured on the show (thanks Negan!) it still doesn’t mean I can’t get in on the excitement. I have decided to offer all of my zombie based stories free on Saturday and Sunday. Follow the links above to get your copy of the story of your choosing. Thanks again for reading this blog.

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Dusk was settling in the world around them, the snow falling as heavy as it’d fallen all day, and little did they know, zombies were starting to move in.

“Eric, can you stop? My feet feel weird,” Bobby replied, as he leaned against a car. The four occupants inside of the car were partially eaten and frozen.

Eric stopped and put the carrier down. The cat let out a soft meow as it sat there and watched the scene unfold. In the dim light, Eric knelt down and looked at Bobby’s feet. He’d given Bobby some extra clothes for the walk – a warm hat for his head and ears, gloves, and another sweat shirt. They’d gotten his body warm, but forgot about his feet. The tennis shoes Bobby was wearing were soaked through, and it was obvious that the feet needed some immediate warmth. It would be hard to contend with frost bite in a world like this.

“How long has it been?”

“A while.”

“Why didn’t you tell me?”

“I didn’t want to slow us down.”

From somewhere out in the growing darkness they heard a moan. It was distant, but it was still a sound they didn’t need to hear. The cat arched his back and let out a screech.

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Here is a list of the other stories I have running free: A Zombie Christmas 1 and 2, A Zombie Holiday Trilogy, Flesh for the Zombies, A Zombie New Year’s Eve, Vampires and Zombies, and A Zombie Thanksgiving.

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Do you dare to enter the cornfield? Cover Reveal and Pre-Order: Fear of the Scarecrow

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This short story is about a desperate man hungry for revenge.

Sometimes revenge comes with a price.

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UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01JYFIYZY

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CA: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01JYFIYZY

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He tripped and fell, and then while standing and dusting himself off he cursed his wife under his breath. He also cursed the old woman by the river who had told him of the field and the scarecrow that hung somewhere inside it. She had told him that revenge would be his once he found the scarecrow, but if he was meant to have revenge only he could find it. She couldn’t tell him anymore than that, so here he was, drunk, pissed off, five hundred-dollar shoes covered in dirt and shit, and his legs aching from the random endless walk.

Then, as if in a dream, he stumbled into an open circle surrounded by stalks of corn that almost seemed to be staring at him with multiple yellow eyes. He turned from the green stalks to a brown wooden cross sitting in the center of the circle. Tied to it was a scarecrow with a head and face made of burlap. It had long yellow-brown straw hair, hand drawn triangle black eyes and circled nose, and a gash in the fabric that looked like a mouth. It wore a faded red and black checkered shirt and was covered in overalls. Dirty black boots, loosely laced, covered its feet.

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 This is one of two new short stories I have available for Pre-Order on Amazon. I will be posting up about “The Lot” (my other Pre-Order) next Thursday. I hope to have two more short stories available soon and then another small 6 short story collection shortly after that. Trying to keep myself on top of the game, and keep as much fresh stuff on the market as I can. Anyway, “Fear of the Scarecrow” sprung forth from a Haiku I wrote for this blog. It isn’t a long short story, but you get it and two other short stories for the price of 99 cents. That comes out to be just under 35 cents for each short story. Honestly, where can you buy anything that entertains you for that price? Just saying.

So, if you want a good scare or maybe a good gross out then swing on over and grab this one today. I hope you enjoy all three of them. Here are the two bonus short stories included with this new short story. This is also the first time “Gluten Free” has ever been released into the market.

Thanks again for reading and enjoying my work.

 Bonus Short Story: Gluten Free

Suicide by Gluten? In this short story one man opts out in a most unusual way.

Bonus Short Story: A Haunted House Tale

This short story is about five students on Halloween night who discover the secrets and terrors of the town’s most infamous haunted house.

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Friday Freebies (6/17/2016): Demon Energy

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A short story about 1 man possessed and tormented by a 1000 demons who must fight for a soul he is starting to lose. Will he ever find salvation or is his body now an eternal host of hell?

REVIEWS:

3 out of 5 Stars – Scary good!

3 out of 5 Stars – This story is worth reading for the ending alone!

4 out of 5 Stars – Demon Energy is a quick and satisfying read.

US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TRAHLV0

UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00TRAHLV0?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

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“We are legion!”–their voices screamed through this man’s bloody and bruised mouth. He flipped end over end and dropped back onto the bed, bouncing a couple of times on his back before coming to rest. He then shook violently up and down, spasms erupting across his body like an earthquake.

He managed to scream–“Help me!”-while shaking.

The crowd who had come to take him away (some had torches, some had swords, some had guns) removed the people who had been praying beside the man’s bed. He felt hands on him–rough hands. They grabbed him as he fought and struggled, but he wasn’t doing the fighting. Someone else was using his hands and fists to fend them off. It was no use. The crowd was just too strong.

The man felt shackles placed on his ankles and on his wrists.

The struggling started to cease.

The demons inside of him were going away. They were allowing him to be lifted up off the bed. They were allowing him to be led out of the room and into the street.

The moon was high in the cool autumn night.

A truck sat idling.

The man was forced into the back of the truck, as men gathered around him, chained him to hooks placed in the metal frame of the bed.

Doors opened.

Slammed closed.

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Friday Freebies (6/10/2016): The Living Sand

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A short story about two boys who discover a hidden beach and the evil deadly secrets that lie within its soft white grains of sand.

REVIEWS:

4 out of 5 Stars – I like mine with a twist!

4 out of 5 Stars – Creepy tale.

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The old man sat on his wooden porch, rocking slowly back and forth in his rocking chair. He watched the waves of the ocean, crashing salty onto the nearby shore as the sun’s light started to die and fade into night. His two grandkids were sitting on the wooden steps of this porch, waiting patiently for his latest tale. He lit his pipe again, and then turned his eyes on them. Ryan and Alex smiled with child-like glee. They loved their granddad’s stories, and to them he was everything.

“This story I am going to tell you boys. I call it The Living Sand. It is a true tale about two boys, both about your age,” he replied, with his old gruff voice, which sounded like sandpaper being rubbed softly across wood.

The boys’ eyes lit up with surprise and fear, as their granddad took a puff on his pipe. The smell of cherries permeated the warm autumn air, as he continued.

“These two adventurous boys had found a hidden cave.” He took another puff on the small brown pipe with the ivory bowl on the end of it, paused, and went back to the story. “The youngest boy, let’s call him Seth and the oldest boy we will call him Junior. They began to dare one another to go in first, each one as scared as the other. Junior, tiring of the chicken game, finally decided to take the flashlight and step into the moss covered entrance to the cave . . .”

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Did you know that this short story is also in paperback? It isn’t free today, but it is out there in case you are looking for something with paper and ink.

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Free to Read Today (7/9): Joyride

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Well, there’s the new and final cover for this story. I think I will not be changing the cover for a while now. This one, to me at least, seems like a great cover for this story. I also made it myself (snickers, who did that?), and I am kind of proud of my efforts. I have no skills when it comes to this stuff (snickers again, who is doing that?), but with the help of You Tube and Gimp I managed to figure it out. The story involves cars, and evil people who use books with pentagrams on the cover to get their desires. I guess you can see why it has 666 on the cover.

Anyway, this story is running free today. Grab your copy, and ride shotgun with this short story.

I also wanted to post my Dedication.

Just seems right to do so.

Here it is.

Thank you to the Lord for the talent you’ve given me.

Thanks Marty for your tireless Grammar Checking Efforts.

Thank you to my family and friends for supporting me.

Thank you Sherry, Laura, Emily, and Kim for keeping me writing.

Thank you to all of those who read, like, and enjoy my work.

Thanks Danielle and The Empire of the Claw for the fonts.

(Revised and Updated: 2015) A Joyride in a Chevy Chevelle. The car was just sitting there for the taking. What could possibly go wrong? Vinnie and Mike are about to find out what can and will go wrong once they turn the key. Evil awaits. Ride shotgun if you dare with this short story.

Reviews: 

4 out of 5 Stars – Joy for the Reader

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EBook:

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UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0075O2DBS?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

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Is it Paid or Made Two? Free EBook for your efforts.

I thought I might try this again with another brand new cover, which lies below.

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I’m digging this one as well, the colors – orange against black, the moon, the skulls. Nice feeling of dread. Kind of sets the tone for this story, which is about a woman trying to scrounge up a Thanksgiving meal in a world filled with zombies. Here are a few examples of what has come before.

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Neither one of those grabs you right away like the new one. But I digress. Here’s what you came for? The free EBook. Here’s how to get it. I want you to tell me if this cover is paid or made?

Paid means I went out and paid for it, got a professional to make it.

Made means I created it myself.

You may be able to spot it right away, you may not, maybe the ones I made only look great to me. Who knows?

Anyway, send an email to atothewr@gmail.com with your answer. If you get it right or wrong, I will send you a free copy of Nightlight Tales when it releases in the Fall in MOBI, EPUB, or PDF just for taking the time to take the challenge.

In the body of the email put the title of the story, paid or made, and the file format of your choosing.

Should look like this.

Story Title

Paid or Made

MOBI, EPUB, PDF

Nightlight Tales - High Resolution

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Is it Paid or Made? Free EBook for your efforts.

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I have been in the process of updating some of my stories. Along with re-writing them, I have also gotten new covers for all of them as well. Case in point, the one above is a brand new cover for my Horror-Western short story. I’m personally digging this new cover, simple, but at the same time it says a lot with the big skull, the two colt pistols, and the black and orange colors. Looks great to me anyway, maybe not to you, but it does it for me.

But enough of that, I digress. Here’s what you came for? The free EBook. Here’s how to get it. I want you to tell me if this cover is paid or made?

Paid means I went out and paid for it, got a professional to make it.

Made means I created it myself.

You may be able to spot it right away, you may not, maybe the ones I made only look great to me. Who knows?

Anyway, send an email to atothewr@gmail.com with your answer. If you get it right or wrong, I will send you a free copy of Nightlight Tales when it releases in the Fall in MOBI, EPUB, or PDF just for taking the time to take the challenge.

In the body of the email put the title of the story, paid or made, and the file format of your choosing.

Should look like this.

Story Title

Paid or Made

MOBI, EPUB, PDF

Nightlight Tales - High Resolution

That’s it. Good luck.

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I Need Your Help

I created these four covers, and I honestly just wanted to get your opinion on them. I have thick skin, so don’t worry about upsetting me. Just kind of curious as to how they look. Need to Feed and The Living Sand are my two favorites.

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Cover Reveal: Demon Energy

I just discovered this great site with tons of free images to use. It is called pixabay.com. I found the image for this cover there, tossed that image into Kindle’s Cover Creator, and this is what I got.

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Not professionally made or polished to the letter, but it does look better than the old one, which is below.

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Here’s where you get involved. Take the poll and let me know what you think.

Here’s the info about the story in case you are interested in it. Feel free to share this cover on your own blog or through Social Media. The support is appreciated.

A short story about 1 man possessed and tormented by a 1000 demons who must fight for a soul he is starting to lose. Will he ever find salvation or is his body now an eternal host of hell?

REVIEWS:

3 out of 5 Stars – Scary good!

3 out of 5 Stars – This story is worth reading for the ending alone!

4 out of 5 Stars – Demon Energy is a quick and satisfying read.

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EBOOK:

US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TRAHLV0

UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00TRAHLV0?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

AU: http://www.amazon.com.au/gp/product/B00TRAHLV0?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

CA: http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00TRAHLV0?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

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Cover Reveal and A Friday and Saturday Freebie for A Haunted House Tale Part 2

Cool cover – right?

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Thanks to James at GOONWRITE for it. He really does great pre-made covers.

(Revised and Updated: 2015) This short story is about five students on Halloween night who discover the secrets and terrors of the town’s most infamous haunted house. Will they live to see the morning?

REVIEWS:

3 out of 5 Stars – Wicked haunted house tale.

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Free to read today.

EBook:

US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JJMOW2C

UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00JJMOW2C?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

AU: http://www.amazon.com.au/gp/product/B00JJMOW2C?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

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It was one of those old houses, the ones you see in all the scary films or the ones that are among the scary stories told to you when you were just a kid, a ramshackle Victorian home a century old, vacant, empty, haunted.

A car pulled up in front of this house and stopped. Its lights spread across the weedy overgrown lawn, and the dead landscaping. This light also highlighted a large front porch. This empty porch was now sagging in all the wrong spots.

Inside the car were five people, aged 18–25. Kevin, Scott, Robert, Suzy and her girlfriend Nancy. They all attended the local college together, and they studied very similar subjects. It made them instant friends.

They were out on this night, and at this house for one reason, Halloween. They wanted a good scare, and a cheap thrill to make this holiday perfect. Little did they know, they were about to get everything they desired, and so much more.

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This story has been rewritten and updated, so if you have read it before you might want to grab a copy today in order to see the new changes. If you haven’t, now is the time to read it. This is the final version of this story. No more changes after this. This story will also be featured in Nightlight Tales, which I hope will be released by the start of September.

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Thanks again for reading and following my work. Remember, it is safer to sleep with the lights on at night. There are things that live in the darkness, things better left unseen.

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Cover Reveal and A Friday and Saturday Freebie for A Haunted House Tale

Cool cover – right?

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Thanks to James at GOONWRITE for it. He really does great pre-made covers. He also has short stories for sell that I plan to read very soon. I will review them once I read them.

This short story is about five students on Halloween night who discover the secrets and terrors of the town’s most infamous haunted house. Will they live to see the morning?

REVIEWS:

3 out of 5 Stars – Wicked haunted house tale.

AMAZON

Free to read today. 

EBook:

US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JJMOW2C

UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00JJMOW2C?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

AU: http://www.amazon.com.au/gp/product/B00JJMOW2C?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

CA: http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00JJMOW2C?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

So, back to business.

Instead of just putting up a story example from A Haunted House Tale, I thought I would highlight a couple of favorite sections.

First: I love how this part reads, like the house has a soul, a life of its own.

Kevin pushed the two double doors open (as his friends remained quiet behind him), and the house presented itself to them with a mingling odor of must, decay, pee, and feces. It was one big unpleasant smell.

Second: Digging this part of the story with a mouth on the wall (I’ve omitted the victim in the story, can’t really give that part away now can I).

The wall behind him turned into a giant mouth with sharp crooked wooden gnashing teeth covered in dried stained blood. Two plaster arms blew out of the wall with hands on the ends of these arms. These wooden hands with rusty nails for fingernails grabbed him as he tried to run away. The rusty nails implanted themselves into his body squirting blood out of him like someone squeezing a tomato too tight. He was stuck, couldn’t move, as he struggled to get free. The plaster arms picked him up and tossed him into the mouth. He was chewed up, and quickly consumed, lost somewhere inside the fabric of the wall.

This story has been rewritten and updated, so if you have read it before you might want to grab a copy today in order to see the new changes. If you haven’t, now is the time to read it. This is the final version of this story. No more changes after this. This story will also be featured in Nightlight Tales, which I hope will be released by the start of September.

Nightlight Tales - High Resolution

Thanks again for reading and following my work. Remember, it is safer to sleep with the lights on at night. There are things that live in the darkness, things better left unseen.

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Free to Read Today (5/16/2015): Demon Energy

de3 Days passed.

People prayed over him, comforted him, and washed him. His bindings were loosened a bit, so he could move more freely. The thousand demons had shown no sign of their presence, either vocally or physically, since the man was bound by the blessed chains. The man seemed to be recovering, but everyone still felt that there was something off. That he wasn’t truly himself even though he seemed to be.

On the morning of the third day, as another group prayed over the man, tried to help him heal, three priests appeared at the mouth of the cave. These priests seemed to glow with a warm white light.

Free on Amazon

US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TRAHLV0

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Free to Read Today (5/15/2015): Demon Energy

deThen he felt them, the demons rising up again. The force of a thousand angry creatures rushing through his limbs. He shook violently, and slammed up and down, up and down, testing the springs of the mattress, testing the limits of his now tired body, testing the limits of the chains. Muscles screamed in agony, saliva flew from his mouth, sweat lit up his body, his face contorted in pain.

The men and women in the cave scattered, as the chains ripped free, broke from their metal hold. The man tried to rise. He felt hands upon him again. The man was strong though, fueled by DEMON ENERGY. He started to win. The brave souls who dared to touch the man, to try and hold him down, their hands burned as they held him in place.

New chains arrived, blessed chains dipped and bathed in holy water. They wrapped the man up, pinned him to the bed. These chains burned his flesh, as the demons inside him screamed out loud –“We are legion! Curse you and your homes!” –and then fell back to quiet.

Free on Amazon:

US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TRAHLV0

UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00TRAHLV0?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

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Free for Friday: Evil Beach

A short story about two boys who discover a hidden beach and the evil deadly secrets that lie within its soft white grains of sand.

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The old man sat on his wooden porch, rocking slowly back and forth in his rocking chair. He watched the waves of the ocean, crashing salty onto the shore. His two grandkids were sitting upon the wooden steps of the porch, waiting patiently for his first tale. He lit his pipe and then turned his eyes upon them. EBRyan and Alex smiled with child-like glee. They loved their granddad’s stories, and to them he was everything.

“Let me tell you kids a story,” he replied, with his old gruff voice, which sounded like sandpaper being rubbed softly across wood. He took a puff on his pipe as the smell of cherries permeated the warm autumn air. “This is a story about The Living Sand, a true tale about two boys, both about your age.”

Ryan and Alex let out a short gasp as they heard this.

The old man just smiled; his wrinkled face creasing as he did. “These two adventurous boys had found this cave, but were unaware of the hidden beach it opened up on.” He took a puff on the pipe, a pause, and then went back to the story. “The youngest boy, let’s call him Seth, and the oldest we will call him Junior. When these two found the cave, they began to dare one another to go in first, each one as scared as the other, but Junior, went first. He took the flashlight and stepped into the moss-covered entrance to the cave . . .”

A puff of the pipe, the smell of cherries wafted and floated, as the story began.

US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00766SS3M

UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00766SS3M?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

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Free for Thursday: Terror Ride

A short story about the evil that consumes two guys who decide to steal a car and take a joyride late one night.

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Vinnie was in his garage working on the Chevelle he meant to restore late one afternoon. He was a tall eighteen year old kid who wore his brown hair long and his jeans old. On his feet were a pair of tennis shoes and on his chest, his badge of honor, a logo of one of his favorite heavy metal bands. Today’s shirt of choice displayed the logo of the band King Diamond.

TR“How’s it hanging Vin?” Mike replied with a big “I got some trouble brewing up my sleeve” smile. Mike (about six inches shorter than his friend) was dressed in a similar fashion to Vin, but his shirt displayed another band, a group that was current and new, Five Finger Death Punch – great band if you haven’t listened to them by now.

Mike was the guy that always got Vin into trouble, from selling a little weed, to taking a car off a sales lot for a “joyride.” Going for a “joyride” was their name for stealing a car, running it until the engine gave out, and then leaving it dead and torched on the side of the road. Yes, Vinnie loved cars, and he didn’t like torching them, but he didn’t want to go to prison either; so this burning was more necessity than choice.

“It was hanging left until she walked by.” Vin pointed to a pretty blonde in tight shorts on the sidewalk and Mike turned to see. Both guys checked her out as she passed from view.

Mike finished up his extended glance. “Man, what I wouldn’t give for a little piece like that.”

“You can keep dreaming Mike. Society girls don’t hang around with the likes of us.”

“Damn shame.” Mike turned around to Vin, who was now leaning into the engine, banging away on something. “You still interested in a “joyride” this weekend?”

“I think you remember the last time.”

“Cops happened to be there. We lost them though.”

“Got lucky was more like it.”

Vin continued to work as Mike continued. “How about this? We got it free and clear. Not stolen. No torching this time either, since I know you hate that part of it.”

Vin nearly dropped his wrench, and he looked up so quick, that he almost took the top part of his head off on the underside of the hood. “Who the hell is going to give us a car?”

US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0075O2DBS

UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0075O2DBS?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

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Free for Wednesday: A Haunted House Tale

A short story about five students on Halloween night who discover the secrets and terrors of the town’s most infamous haunted house.

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It was one of those old houses, the ones you see in all the scary films or the ones that are among the scary stories told to you when you were just a kid, a ramshackle Victorian home centuries old, vacant, empty, haunted.

Legend states: “There’s an Imp who lives in there, and if you survive his challenges riches will lay at your feet.”

Of course, that’s just a legend, right?

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The car pulled up in front of the house and stopped. Its’ lights spread across the HHweedy overgrown lawn, and the dead landscaping. This light also highlighted the large front porch. This empty porch was sagging in all the wrong spots.

Inside the car, a late sixties RT Dodge, are five people, aged 18 – 25, Kevin, Scott, Robert, Suzy and her girlfriend Nancy. They all attend the local college together and are studying very similar subjects. It made them instant friends.

They were out on this night, and at this house for one reason, Halloween. The only reason anybody other than bums would make the trek up the broken half mile asphalt driveway.

“So, who brought the beer?” Kevin asked, as a breeze filtered in through the car window and blew back his sandy brown hair. The hoop earring in his left ear twinkled as the moon moved into and out of a dark cloud. He wore pretty much what everyone else was wearing, jeans, shirts, jackets, tennis shoes, casual clothes for casual kids.

“I got, I got it,” Robert replied, as he opened a cooler and handed one to Kevin. Iron Maiden’s “Fear of the Dark” started to play, and he leaned over so he could crank it up. Robert banged his shaggy black hair, as the music blasted.

US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JJMOW2C

UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00JJMOW2C?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

 

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Teaser Tuesday: Princess of the Dead (from Cinderella)

teasertuesdays2014eTeaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

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I haven’t done a tease in a bit, just been a bit busy, but I thought I would highlight this one this week. It is a really interesting story combining Zombies and the tale of Cinderella. So good so far, only a few minor issues with it, mostly editing and e-book formatting, but it doesn’t hurt it because the story reads quick and fast. Anyway, here’s the tease for this week.

“But no . . . Not just noisy things . . . The fat one in particular is starting to look like a tasty morsel, with plenty to go around…”

Read more about it here: Raised by a loving father, now gone, Cinderella must Cendure terrible hardships at the hands of her evil step-mother and step-sisters. But when a Prince travels to the Kingdom in search of a bride, Cinderella’s hopes rise—

—Unfortunately, the dead are rising too. How can Cinderella go to the ball if she is deathly sick? With the help of a delusional fairy godmother, the princess will go to the ball. Unfortunately for the rest of the guests, who never expected to have their brains eaten…

Part of a series of revised children’s stories for the adult horror genre, “Cinderella: Princess of the Dead” will leave you starving for a bite of the next story!

Find it on AMAZON.

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Saturday Shorts 4

BNReads quick and fast, and has a start, a middle, and an end, which a lot of short stories don’t have. Suspenseful at times, and it keeps you guessing right up until the end. I was also amazed that in so few pages how well the author captures the feel of Eldritch City. Only 99 cents, but worth it for this twenty to thirty minute read.

Read more about it here: Nine years have passed since the tragic and mysterious deaths of Mr. Phillips and his daughter. A new clue surfaces, one which the lead investigator will follow to the brink of insanity. via Amazon.com: Beneath (Eldritch City Shorts Book 1) eBook: Robin Heggelund Hansen, Joy Wotton, Alessandro Battan: Kindle Store

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E Book Review: Imminent Danger: And How to Fly Straight into It by Michelle Proulx

This was my review on Amazon for this book, and honestly it sums it up pretty well: Great book from start to finish and one of the better ones I have read from an Independent Author. So much creativity that it practically ran out of my Kindle.

Michelle really has crafted a great book here with characters we support and root for, villains we want to see die, and enough twists and turns to keep you guessing right up until the end. If you are looking for a Space Opera that is full of action-adventure then you should read this book. It is well worth your time. I can’t wait for the sequel.

Imminent Danger Cover RevealRead more about it here: High school junior Eris Miller thinks she’s having a bad day when her roommate’s boyfriend catches her stepping out of the shower wearing nothing but a towel. Then she gets abducted by scaly six-armed aliens with a strange fondness for the color blue, and her day suddenly gets a whole lot worse. Trapped on a spaceship bound for the slave markets of Sirius B, Eris fears she’ll never see her home again. But then fate whisks her away from her reptilian captors and into the arms of Varrin, a fast-talking space pirate who promises to deliver her safely back to Earth. He claims to have her best interests at heart, but Eris soon discovers that her charming rescuer has a hidden agenda. As they race across the galaxy, outrunning a villainous figure from Varrin’s past, Eris begins to realize that their relationship is putting her planet, her life and her heart in imminent danger. She knows that trusting Varrin could prove deadly … but what other choice does she have? via Imminent Danger: And How to Fly Straight into It – Kindle edition by Michelle Proulx, Linda Schneidereit. Children Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com

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Back in KDP: A Zombie Christmas – Free to read on 4/26/2015

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I just put A Zombie Christmas back into the KDP program and you can download it for free today at the locations below.

(33 Reviews) US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004GUS7WS

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

This version will be available for a just a little bit longer. I plan to unveil a new version of A Zombie Christmas before the holidays. Stay tuned for that, but today, enjoy what has turned out to be my biggest hit. Just click the links above to go to Amazon and find out what it takes for 3 men to save Christmas in a Zombie Apocalypse.

Thanks for reading.

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