Life, Horror Podcasts, TV, Film & Books this October…

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To misquote Stephen King–“I have seen the face of horror, and it is moving house“. Yes, that’s right. We’re 5 months into our house move, in a chain of only 3 properties. And we still haven’t exchanged contracts, so it could all fall apart at any point. Our buyers have been dragging their feet all the way through–not instructing their solicitor for 2 months, then taking ages to settle their mortgage, then at the last minute requesting an electrical safety check–our property is modern, so not really required–and they have now gone on holiday for 3 weeks just at the point of settling things. On top of that, we’ve found out that their solicitor hasn’t even confirmed their identity or given them the contract papers to sign. Ours were all done in the first month. The people we’re buying from are losing patience, and are threatening to put the house back on the market or rent it out. Stress is not the word. I tell you, if this move actually goes ahead, I am going to Google ‘how to summon a lesser demon’ the morning we leave and make our old home as haunted AF.

So, as you can imagine, I have needed plenty of distraction… Thankfully, Halloween is my favourite time of year and I have found plenty to entertain me in recent weeks.

Podcasts

I have a thing for podcasts. I just wish I had more time to listen to them. There are some great shows out there.

A couple of notables in my ears at the moment are ‘American Hysteria’, about social panics–like Satanic panic, D&D scares, queer fear, stranger danger and urban legends; and ‘Relic Radio–The Horror!, which are old horror radio shows, complete with contemporary ads. Honestly, hearing an ad from the 60s for products to free up women’s time to spend more time with their husbands is just the best. True horror.

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‘The Pack’ 99p/c October Halloween Sale!

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DI Joe Carter is called upon to investigate the deaths of two fellow officers who are savaged by dogs while pursuing a criminal organisation. However, it quickly becomes apparent that this is no ordinary investigation or isolated incident—all across London man’s best friend begins biting and tearing at the hand that feeds it. The dogs are forming a pack that grows as quickly as the victims it creates; the dead, the injured, and the people the dogs infect with their madness. Yet, to Joe the attacks still seem to be connected to the criminal organisation, and he has a fight on his hands to keep the case and make sense of what is happening. He is convinced that behind the vicious pack of animals is the hand of man, but is unprepared for the truth that will shake his understanding of the world…

Available to download now from Amazon UKUS & other markets.

‘Ivory’ 99p/c October Halloween Sale!

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Martin Roberts has made a successful career from painting as an artist and lecturer. Yet he is finding that his creativity is slipping away—stifled by family life. That is, until he is responsible for running a teenage girl down in his car. Miraculously the girl survives, but stranger than her lack of injuries is her striking physical appearance; stark white hair and skin, and jet black eyes. Being mute, her condition and background remain a mystery. That night should have been the last Martin saw of this girl called Ivory, but he finds he is haunted by her looks, and she has stoked the embers of his creativity. He realises he must paint her and seeks her out in London’s streets of vice, facing dangers of this world and another, pursuing an obsession that he discovers has led to the deaths of others before him and could unleash bloody chaos upon the world…

Available to download now from Amazon UKUS & other markets.

‘The Room’ 99p/c Halloween Sale!

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After an assault at work, Tom Willis is left with Post Traumatic Stress-Disorder: noises and closed doors arouse debilitating bouts of irrational dread as to what might lie behind them. He is at risk of losing his job and his girlfriend, but when those closest to him start to share his terror of something lurking behind closed doors, he realises it is not only his sanity at risk, but his life and the lives of those around him. To unlock the secret of his fear Tom must revisit a childhood he has done his best to distance himself from. A time when he was an orphan living in a children’s home. In his hometown, with his childhood best friend, and in the basement of their ruined home, he will face a battered and scarred door. To challenge the room that is haunting him, he must confront the past, and ignore the persistent warning in his mind—“Don’t open the door…”

Available to download now from Amazon UKUS & other markets.

October 99p/c Sale, Book Promotion & Proofreaders Wanted…

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Starting today, every week in October, one of my horror novels will be on sale for 99p/c. It’s the first time I have tried a Kindle Countdown promotion, and aside from sharing links on social media, this is the first time I have tried promoting my work in quite a while. But, I knew I couldn’t just leave this to Amazon. So, I have been trawling the Internet for Kindly book promotion sites, and then every night this week I have been uploading them. A lot of the sites seem very similar in structure, even down to author interviews having exactly the same questions and requirements–so, I hope they aren’t just multiple reskins of the same site. I also hope they aren’t closed markets with Indie authors promoting to one another. I will be keeping a close eye on my sales to see whether the countdown promotion and the uploading to the promotion sites do anything. I plan to do more uploading every week through October.

Promotion

These are the sites that I used where I could. [SOURCE]

$0.99 Thrifty Thursdays:

Each Thursday, they put up a post calling for anyone who has a book priced at 99¢ every Thursday. They will not post erotica, religious, or political books: http://www.indiesunlimited.com/category/indies-unlimited/thrifty-thursday/

Digital Book Today:

If you have a full length fiction novel with at least 25 reviews and an average rating of 4.2 stars, you can submit your book to be featured on this site for free. They do have a limited number of spaces you you need to submit early: http://digitalbooktoday.com/register-weekly-featured-great-read

Pixel of Ink $0.99 Bargain Book:

http://www.pixelofink.com/advertise/

Daily Cheap Reads:

If you have a 99 cent eBook that is not in the exclusive KLL and you would like them to consider posting it, they require a minimum of five reviews.   http://dailycheapreads.com/your-two-cents-worth/

Reading Deals:

They currently offer a free and paid option:  http://readingdeals.com/submit-ebook

eBook Lister:

Submit here: http://www.ebooklister.net/submit.php

Choosy Book Worm:

You can submit your book here: https://choosybookworm.com/free-ebook-promotion/

Awesome Gang:

Submit here: http://awesomegang.com/submit-your-book/

Free 99 Books:

Submit here: http://www.free99books.com/author/add

And the Awesome Gang (above) sent me the following links in an email:

Book Goodies.com – Free online book promotions with a large audience waiting to find good books. Use coupon code Awesome25 to save 25% off a featured listing.

Pretty-Hot.com – Home to the hottest books on the planet. Use coupon code Awesome to get $10 off a featured ad.

Book Reader Magazine – Submit an interview and get more free exposure. You can now submit your book and use coupon code kboards at checkout to save $10.

Discount Book Man – If your book is under $2.99 list it here. Coupon code for featured book is kboards to save $5.

My Book Place – Your place to find great books online! Submit your book and use coupon code Awesome25 to receive 25% off a featured listing.

Read Write Club – Great site with featured submissions and author interviews.

‘The Darkwood Mysteries’

I recently finished writing the 20th of ‘The Darkwood Mysteries’ and the last I need to write for the next run. Now, I will be going back to the earliest ones of the second run and editing those. I’m hoping the distance I have from those first drafts will make editing them easier. Then I will be ready for second and third edits.

Beta Readers & Proof Readers

Any of you lovely people want a first read and to proof read some or all of ‘The Darkwood Mysteries’? I can’t offer much in return, but I would place dedications to you in the front and thank yous in the back of each tale and any omnibus editions they might appear in. You might also get a character named after you.

If you’re interested then get in touch with me on Facebook and Twitter.

 

99p/ct Kindle Halloween Sale!

FBHalloween SaleHalloween is on its way! And to celebrate the spookiest time of year, all four of my contemporary horror novels will have their time on sale for a week for just 99p/ct!

So, if you fancy grabbing yourself a bargain and giving yourself a spooky read for Halloween then here’s what’s on promotion and when:

The Room Saturday the 5th of October to the 11th

Ivory Saturday the 12th of October to the 18th

The Pack Saturday the 19th of October to the 25th

Harvest Saturday the 26th of October to the 1st of November.

Watch this space for upcoming promotions on each of these supernatural full length horror novels.

All four titles are currently available on Kindle at £1.99 or $2.45.

If you enjoy any of these titles, then please don’t forget to rate and review!