Monday, September 22, 2014

Monday Markdown--The Keeper

Good morning! It's Monday again. That means a bargain for you. And a fingers-crossed wish your Monday doesn't suck. But if it should, remember we want you to have something to look forward to--great fiction at a bargain price.

Today's markdown is the debut novel, The Keeper, by Kim Despins. Part old God curses, part werewolves, and part men-themselves-perpetrate-the-worst-evil, this book will have you hooked from the beginning as you try to figure out who the real enemy might be. The synopsis:

The town of Anton has kept the secret of Aksonas farm for generations. Townspeople whisper and worry their children will be chosen and cursed to live an unnatural life in a makeshift family of wolves.

When the moon rises, the men in Olivia’s family become wolves and prowl the countryside to protect their farm from predators. When Olivia stumbles upon the body of the church caretaker on their land, she’s forced to face the possibility that one of her family may have gone rogue.

When she turns to the Sheriff for help in solving the murder, her family turns on her, forcing her to face the townspeople and the ghosts of her past alone. To make matters worse, a fire and brimstone preacher has decided to rid Anton of the ancient curse once and for all, no matter the cost.


You can find the book at Smashwords or click this link to take you there. Use coupon code: BL62N to take 60% off the regular price and download it for just $1.99.

Enjoy your Monday!

Thanks,
Stacey

Friday, September 19, 2014

Friday Free Read- The Keeper by Kim Despins

This week's Friday Free Read is an excerpt from Kim Despins' debut novel, The Keeper. It's a great blend of horror and urban fantasy, with a mystery and a bit of romance thrown in for good measure.

The synopsis~

The town of Anton has kept the secret of Aksonas farm for generations. Townspeople whisper and worry their children will be chosen and cursed to live an unnatural life in a makeshift family of wolves. When the moon rises, the men in Olivia’s family become wolves and prowl the countryside to protect their farm from predators. When Olivia stumbles upon the body of the church caretaker on their land, she’s forced to face the possibility that one of her family may have gone rogue. When she turns to the Sheriff for help in solving the murder, her family turns on her, forcing her to face the townspeople and the ghosts of her past alone. To make matters worse, a fire and brimstone preacher has decided to rid Anton of the ancient curse once and for all, no matter the cost.

The excerpt on our Friday Free Reads page is a scene after Olivia is forced to leave the farm where she lives, as the keeper to a pack of werewolves. Having nowhere to go, she's forced to rely on her estranged mother for a place to stay. Finding herself unable to sleep, she ventures outside for a walk. Obviously a bad idea, judging by what happens next.

Please enjoy this excerpt and look for the coupon on Monday to markdown the price to just $1.99 on Smashwords. Don't forget to click the "Free Read Friday" tab at the top of the blog to read the excerpt.

Thanks,
Stacey

Monday, September 15, 2014

Markdown Monday--Snow Globe

Welcome to Markdown Monday, hoping to make your Mondays a little brighter, well, ok, scarier. Today's markdown title is the 'chock-full-of-yummy-scary-goodness' novel, Snow Globe. Hopefully you visited us for Free Read Friday and devoured the excerpt provided there. If not, do so NOW. And if that doesn't whet your appetite for a good horror novel, I don't know what will.

Snow Globe is everything a good supernatural horror novel should be: sympathetic, yet flawed characters you can root for, thrust into an abnormal (and horrific) situation, and a completely terrifying supernatural menace. I'd lock my doors and make sure I was tucked in tight before delving in, if I were you. So c'mon, you know you want to, hurry over to Smashwords and take advantage of our largesse.

You can find Snow Globe on Smashwords by clicking this link--> LINK. Then, just use coupon code: JA97H. It will take the price down to just $1.99. Coupon expires Friday.

Have a great Monday,
Stacey

 


Friday, September 12, 2014

Friday Free Read

Today's Friday Free Read is an excerpt from Aaron Gudmunson's novel, Snow Globe. It was hard to find an excerpt to put up, because I love the whole damn book. It's visual, it's scary, and it's well written. The synopsis is~

Trapped in a bar by the biggest snowstorm in over a century, Ben Clary will learn sometimes humans are the worst monsters of all.

Ben Clary is an everyday workingman who caps off an afternoon of holiday shopping with a drink at his favorite watering hole. Before long, he is intoxicated, and a brutal winter storm descends, trapping him and his fellow patrons. Being trapped by a storm is bad enough; finding out something terrible lurks outside, in the snow, is far worse.

One by one, unseen assailants pick off the patrons until one of them, a local historian claims, the attackers may be the remnants of a clan caught up in an ancient blood feud said to have occurred at the site of the tavern - and that they crave human flesh.    

Soon Ben learns the cannibal clansmen are the least of his worries. The true monsters are way more terrifying ... and closer to home.


The scene I've excerpted is close to the beginning of the book, where things are just starting to take a turn for the worse. Ben has stopped in his favorite watering hole, knowing he should have gone straight home where his fiancée is waiting for him. He's had a few drinks, more friends have shown up, but he knows he should go. He's caught between the irresistible call of alcohol, warmth, and companionship, and the urge to do the responsible thing, when Mel, the fiancée calls him.

I hope you enjoy the free read. If so, tell your friends. And look for Snow Globe as our Monday Markdown title next week. It has 15 reviews on Amazon, the majority of them 5 star. I highly recommend it.

So just click on the "Friday Free Reads" tab at the top of the blog and enjoy.

Thanks,
Stacey

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Word Out Wednesday!

And it's Word Out Wednesday. Today's awesome piece of swag is this fantastic Snow Globe mug I received in the mail just yesterday! Who doesn't want a horrifying face staring at them first thing in the morning? Also can be used to disturb your guests. Unwanted company too early in the morning? They won't stay long once you hand them this guy!

And this mug can be yours for simply Facebook sharing, tweeting, blogging, or simply linking to yesterday's fantastic review of Snow Globe. Find the review here.

These Word Out Wednesdays have been going great. We've had tons of shares, retweets, and shout outs. And we'd like to thank you all for your help. However, only one can win the swag. Last week's winner is Carrie Lea Cote! Thanks for shouting out, Carrie.

Thanks,
Stacey

Monday, September 8, 2014

Monday Markdown: Manifesto UF

Today's Monday Markdown is Manifesto UF, edited by Tim Marquitz and Tyson Mauerrmann. Synopsis~

From angels to vampires, dragons to wizards, Manifesto brings together twenty-three stories full of action, snark, and unadulterated badassery.

Featuring stories from Lucy A. Snyder, Jeff Salyards, William Meikle, Teresa Frohock, Zachary Jernigan, Betsy Dornbusch, and more.

The time has come to make a statement, to define a genre. This is our manifesto.


If you are an urban fantasy fan, or if you've never tried urban fantasy, this is the book for you. Normally a $6.99 book, we've reduced it to just $3. Follow the link to Smashwords here, and then use coupon code: YN68N to take 57% off the regular price.

Enjoy the book, and enjoy your Monday!

Thanks,
Stacey

Friday, September 5, 2014

Friday Free Read: Queen's Blood by Lincoln Crisler

Since we just announced the cover reveal and author's for Lincoln Crisler's upcoming anthology, That Hoodoo, Voodoo That You Do, yesterday, I thought it would be in keeping to gift you with a Friday Free Read from the author himself. Just click on the Friday Free Read tab at the top of the blog, and it will take you to Lincoln's story, "Queen's Blood," from the Manifesto: UF anthology.

In keeping with past weeks' routine, I'll be offering a coupon for half off the price of the Manifesto: UF anthology on Smashwords for Monday Markdown. Be sure to come back and get the code. It's a fabulous anthology, with some really remarkable tales by well known authors, as well as some interesting new authors.

But for now, go enjoy your free read. Let Lincoln transport you to a world of crime, demon worship, and an alternate Earth.

Thanks,
Stacey