Smashwords End of Year Sale!

It’s that time of year again!

15 December to January 1st, A Christmas Tale in any e-book format is only 99 cents! Or equivalent in your local currency.

No coupon necessary! Get it here!

A chilling Christmas story that will keep you awake all Christmas Eve!

Inspired by the Dickens tale, A Christmas Carol, three young women decide to hold a séance to raise the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future. They don’t expect a result, but what they call out of the aethyr gives them a creepy holiday they will never forget, if they live to tell the tale!


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!!

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

Now available at Amazon or on Audible!

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!

Great Review!

I just got the most wonderful review of my short story, The Locked Door, on Smashwords.

“Wow. This reminded me a bit of Lovecraft, only it didn’t have all the archaic adjectives and it had a female protagonist, something HPL would never have dreamed of. I always liked the weird house genre and this story fits the bill.

I just have to ask of the author, did anyone ever nickname you “Creepy”?”

Well they have now! And considering the story, I take it as a compliment. Hope this guy gets a look at Letters To The Damned if he likes creepy.

The short story is FREE on Smashwords. Please, help yourself to a copy.

New Instafreebie

Just posted a short story on Instafreebie

I’ve had this one out online, but now I’ve put it on Smashwords and Instafreebie so maybe it will get more exposure. If you haven’t seen it before, it’s called The Locked Door.

I may expand this one into a book eventually. I’ve had requests to do that.

Meanwhile, I’ve also been convinced to keep an official mailing list. Please do sign up! I will be using it to share the great promotions I get into with other good Horror authors.

Mailing Lists – Convenient or Horrific?

I’ve just finished participating in a promotion to give away free books, I put A Christmas Tale up for free copies, since it’s after Christmas and sales for that one are likely to lull until next holiday season.

It’s still on Instafreebie until 6th February if you missed it and want a copy.

Now, a lot of authors sign up for this site to get readers on their mailing list. Mailing lists are a good thing, as long as the recipient is interested in getting emails from the author.

I don’t have a Mailchimp account or any other service. Why? Because I’ve requested free books from these promotion services and found myself inundated with blog posts from far too many authors, each of them assuming you’re going to read their free book right away and either asking for feedback or pushing sales of the next book in a series.

I don’t want to put that kind of pressure on my readers. Many might have grabbed my Christmas book while it was free and decided to save it until next Christmas to read it. That’s fine with me.

If you look down the left side of my blog page, there is a sign-up box to follow this blog. If you want to know about my new releases and anything else I might write about here, please do sign up. I don’t post all that often so when I do, it should be about something relevant to people who want to read my books.

I’ve found myself unsubscribing from mailing lists after one or two posts because these email marketing posts clog my inbox and are far too sales oriented to stay in my comfort zone. I don’t care what the common author marketing advice says, I don’t want anyone to want to unsubscribe from me. It creates a negative impression.

What I would like to get out of these promotions is more reviews. Especially on Amazon. My publisher gave away twenty copies of one of my books on the LibraryThing early reviewer page and not one of them left a review on Amazon. Only three left one on LibraryThing.

So if you want to thank me for a free book or for an enjoyable read, please, leave a review on Amazon. I won’t answer back to criticism, I promise! It’s for other readers after all. I will read it and learn from it, but I will always be grateful for the review, good, bad, or indifferent. So far the reviews have been good overall.

If you want to follow my blog, do sign up by email in the left column. I won’t inundate you or pressure sales you. I guarantee that.