Christmas AND Halloween in July!

It’s only July but the holidays aren’t far off!

Both Holiday Tales series books are half price at Smashwords through July!

A Christmas Tale https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1048014

and A Halloween Tale https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1048013

are just $1.49 each! Give your holiday that creepy feeling NOW!

Christmas Horror!

It’s that time of year again. The holidays loom large and there’s nothing we need more than an escape from the madness, this year more than ever. With that in mind, I’ve got a couple of sales coming up on e-book versions of all my books!

First up is Kindle. A Christmas Tale is .99 on Amazon RIGHT NOW! This includes all Amazon territories that allow that pricing. Go and order YOUR copy before Christmas when it goes back to regular price!

Now if you read Epub, from 18th December ALL my books are participating in the Smashwords End of Year Sale! The Holiday Tales books are both half price and Letters to the Damned is only $0.99! This sale finishes January 1st so get your copies while they’re hot!

A Halloween Tale Now Available in All E-Book Formats!

As promised, A Halloween Tale has been uploaded to Smashwords where you can get it in Kindle, Epub or PDF, even plain text.

Find it here https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1048013

From now until Halloween it is priced at 99 cents. If you live in a country besides USA, it will be in equivalent currency. So the Brits pay around .77p depending on exchange rate that day, etc. No coupon necessary!

Enjoy a diverse haunted house tale this Halloween season for pennies! Regular price will be $2.99 as of November 1st.

Halloween Sale!

It’s October Eve. You know what that means?

Time to get your copy of A Halloween Tale for spooky October reading!

To make it easy, the Kindle version will be on .99 sale September 25 – 26, then for those who read on other e-readers, it will be released on Smashwords starting October 11th!

For readers of this blog only, the starting price will be, you guessed it, $0.99!

Watch this space for a coupon on October 11th!!

A Halloween Tale is Live!

AHalloweenTale300In time for Halloween reading! Get the spookiest haunted house story you’ll read this year!

On Kindle and in paperback. Other formats will follow.

Special introductory price .99 on Kindle until Halloween!

Five teenagers enter the neighborhood haunted house looking for spooky adventures for Halloween. What they find is more than they bargained for, but now they can’t get out!

Tesha has always been a practical girl and tries to stay out of trouble. When best friend Phillip, his brother and two other friends plan to break into the spooky house known as Number 23 Hazelwood Avenue on Halloween to see what all the stories are about, she wants nothing to do with it, but protecting her friends is in her nature.

The history of the house will reveal itself in unexpected ways through a diverse mix of discarnate entities and supernatural phenomena. The harrowing struggle Tesha and her friends face to escape the inherent evil that rules the house and its potentially lethal traps will haunt their nightmares forever… if they survive!

 

In Time for Halloween!

 

I have a new book to be released on or about the 18th October, 2019! Just in time for spooky reading.

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Five teenagers enter the neighborhood haunted house looking for spooky adventures for Halloween. What they find is more than they bargained for, but now they can’t get out!

I’ve pushed myself to make this one scary. Introductory price will be 0.99 through Halloween. Happy scares!

It’s Out! Letters To The Damned is now available on audiobook!

Now available at Amazon or on Audible!

https://www.amazon.com/Letters-to-the-Damned/dp/B07FKXTSGW

Cris Lopez has just lost his wife. His hopes of ending their separation ended with a freak accident that robbed him of even the chance to say goodbye.

When a tabloid newspaper prints an article about an uncanny post box in a small English village that supposedly transports letters to dead relatives, Cris’ natural scepticism is overshadowed by the thought that a change of scene might help him come to terms with his loss. However, the residents of the village refuse to discuss supernatural intervention and having long since abandoned his childhood faith, Cris’ logical mind won’t accept the outlandish tale.

Eerie voices and bizarre hallucinations plague him, and he begins to comprehend that whatever is behind the post box’s power doesn’t intend to divulge its secrets. Can Cris find the closure he seeks without invoking uncontained malevolence into the world of the living where the dead and damned can only enter by special invitation?

Audiobook in Progress!

I know, I’ve been quiet too long. No excuses, no false promises. It is what it is and I keep meaning to write a post but until now I didn’t have anything new to share.

front100That all changed recently. At this very moment, a narrator is working with my publishing company on an audiobook version of Letters To The Damned!

I don’t have a finishing date for it yet but I’m told the first eight chapters have already been approved and it should be a matter of weeks at most.

So what else am I working on? I haven’t been idle. I’ve got a series in progress and I keep going back to the expansion of my short story, The Locked Door. It amazing how many things you can do with an otherworldly corridor of mysterious closed doors.

I won’t be ready to release anything new soon, but I promise it will be worthwhile when I do. In the meantime, both of my released stories will be in audio, since A Christmas Tale is already in audio format.

Stay subscribed to the blog and you’ll be the first to hear when the new stories come out!

Christmas Horror!

The Victorians traditionally read ghost stories at Christmas, hence some of Charles Dickens’ short stories and his most famous work, A Christmas Carol.

As readers of my books probably know, I bounced off that story when I wrote A Christmas Tale, a story about three contemporary young women who hold a seance to try to raise the ghosts from Dickens’ story.

These stories capture the imagination and lend an otherworldly aspect to an otherwise cheerful holiday celebrated with bright lights, good food and rampant consumerism.

Wait, what’s so cheerful about uncontrolled spending? Yes, my friends, we’ve all been duped for years, led into the real horrors of debt and demands from children used to expensive gadgets and the latest toys waiting under the tree on Christmas. What went wrong?

I haven’t seen it yet, but I’m looking forward to this year’s Christmas movie, The Man Who Invented Christmas. As we know, Charles Dickens as much as invented a lot of our current traditions, writing about Christmas in his Victorian setting with a lot of sparkle and magic added, not to mention good will for our fellow humans.

Some readers like to stick to feel good stories at Christmas, yet a lot of us are still attracted to Horror. Why is that? In my Christmas book I try to explore that question in human terms, depicting memories my characters have of Christmas that don’t meet the ideal that the advertising agencies would like us to see.

They explore what matters about the holiday in a world filled with real terrors, yet potential for making the world a better place, even in small ways. I’ve put it on sale this weekend in my own small bid to make the world a better place where books don’t cost an arm and a leg when you’ve already got plenty of things to spend money on. Just 99 cents on Amazon.com or 99p on Amazon UK.

In the spirit of Gremlins, some Christmas stories have to look at the imperfection of the world we live in and acknowledge that things can go wrong. Only then can we really appreciate it when things go right; when the food is good, the presents you wanted are under the tree and nobody in the family ends up in A & E.

That’s what I call a good Christmas!