Both The Eavesdropper and 12 Hours of Halloween will remain at $.99 (on Amazon Kindle) through Wednesday, March 3. Hopefully that will give everyone a chance to check them out!
Hi, folks! For the next four days (through Wednesday, Sept. 2nd) my short story collection, Hay Moon & Other Stories: Sixteen Modern Tales of Horror and Suspense will be just $0.99 on Amazon Kindle.
This collection is rated 4.3 out of 5 stars on Amazon, and 4.5 out of 5 on Goodreads.
The stories are diverse. In these tales you’ll meet zombies, vampires, forest creatures, terrorists, mobsters, and killer sharks. There are even two time travel stories.
Of course I’m biased. (I wrote these stories, after all.) But I think you’ll like this collection, and lots of other readers agree!
And, if you don’t want to spend $0.99 (or if this post finds you after September 2, 2020) you can always read this collection for FREE if you have a Kindle Unlimited membership.
If you haven’t read The Eavesdropper, now is your chance to get it on sale for only $0.99!
If you like corporate conspiracy thrillers (like those written by Joseph Finder), you’ll love The Eavesdropper.
For four days only (August 2 ~ 5) The Eavesdropper is on sale on Amazon Kindle for just $0.99!
This is one of my early horror novels, but it’s still a pretty scary one.
What happens when college filmmaker takes a walk down the most haunted stretch of road in Ohio, for a cash prize of $2,000?
Plenty of scares, that’s what!
You can get Eleven Miles of Night on Amazon Kindle for just $0.99 through next Monday (7/20/2020).
So, if you haven’t read it yet, this is a chance to get it for a buck, basically. Continue reading “‘Eleven Miles of Night’: $0.99 through 7/20/2020 on Kindle”
This is the novel that asks the question: What would happen if the Headless Horseman were to return in modern times?
As a kid, one of my favorite stories was Washington Irving’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”. I was always intrigued by the figure of the Headless Horseman—that decapitated Hessian officer who returns from the dead to take vengeance on the American rebels who killed him.
I wanted to write my own story about the Headless Horseman–with a twist. I wanted to set my story in modern times. Continue reading “‘Revolutionary Ghosts’: $0.99 through 6/30”
We’ve had a lot of discussion here in recent days about COVID-19, the state of the pandemic, possible cures, and the Great Shutdown of 2020.
We’ll continue to discuss them, and I’ll continue to selectively comment on the news. The commentaries and updates aren’t going anywhere.
At the same time, though, some of you must be burned out on the news.
Given our constant cable/Internet news cycle, it never ends. When you watch it minute-to-minute, moreover, it can get pretty repetitive.
So here’s what I’m doing for you:
For a full index of all the stuff you can read for FREE on this site (including plenty of thriller/horror fiction) see my Online Stories and Features page.
For the rest of you: I’ve marked down most of my fiction titles to a maximum price of $3.99. They’ll stay there for the duration of this crisis. I know that money is tight. I can’t make every title free, but I’m going to make every title as cheap as I possibly can. (And you can read most of my Amazon titles for FREE as part of your Kindle Unlimited membership, anyway .)
Here’s my advice: Don’t immerse yourself in the news too much. It can become a rabbit hole that you can’t pull out of. Don’t drift over to Twitter (that cesspool of negativity), and don’t spend all of your time scrolling through mindless updates on Facebook. Say hi to everyone once per day, and then get off Mark Zuckerberg’s manipulative, privacy-invading platform.
Go for a walk. Demonstrate support and affection for your friends and family (from a safe distance, of course). Count your blessings.
Oh, and keep checking back here. Because I’ll be putting lots more content up to help you pass the time while the world is on pause.
Get the Eavesdropper FREE on Amazon Kindle for two day only!
The Eavesdropper is a corporate thriller.
Do you like the novels of Joseph Finder and John Grisham? You’ll like the Eavesdropper!
Three of your coworkers are planning a murder. One of them is your boss. Will you stop them, or become their next victim?
All of these stories were written between 2009 and 2010. They’re quite an eclectic mix.
Hay Moon & Other Stories will be FREE through the end of today (1/5/2020). Sometime tomorrow (I’m not sure when), the price will return to normal.
If you haven’t read Revolutionary Ghosts yet, here is your chance to get it on Amazon Kindle for less than a buck.
Revolutionary Ghosts is a coming-of-age horror tale set in 1976…
The year is 1976, and the Headless Horseman rides again. A dark fantasy horror thriller filled with wayward spirits, historical figures, and a cool 1970s vibe.
A novel of an ordinary American trapped in North Korea.
**The most oppressive regime on earth has taken you prisoner. And they have a mission for you!**
Barry Lawson is an American marketing consultant traveling on business to Osaka, Japan. After striking up a conversation with a woman in a bar, he agrees to accompany her back to her apartment.
But the mystery woman is not who she seems. Days later, Barry wakes up in a cell in North Korea.
He discovers that the North Korean government has abducted him for a specific purpose. The North Koreans don’t plan to ransom him. They want him to work for them.
But Barry is determined to escape—whatever the cost.
His allies are a Japanese abductee, and a beautiful American woman who understands the North Koreans, and speaks their language.
With a U.S.-North Korean summit fast approaching, a coup plot shakes the very foundation of the Pyongyang regime. Barry chooses this moment to make a desperate dash for freedom. But he and his fellow escapees risk death at every turn.
‘The Consultant’ is a thriller ripped from real-life headlines, with unforgettable characters and nonstop action!
Read it for FREE in Kindle Unlimited any time!
Blood Flats is the story of Lee McCabe, a recently discharged U.S. Marine who fights for justice in the badlands of Kentucky. He must battle local hoodlums, mafiosos from Chicago, and corrupt lawmen…
Blood Flats opens with a bang, as Lee McCabe hears a mysterious sound…
On the morning that he became a fugitive from justice, Lee McCabe awoke with two persistent sensations in his consciousness. The first was the sound that Apache helicopters make when they land in the desert, and how the dust swirls beneath them as they raise up little tornados of sand. The second was the smell of a woman’s strawberry shampoo.
As he struggled awake—alone in the small bedroom of his rented trailer—Lee realized that the sound was not that of an Apache helicopter but the rumbling of an approaching motor vehicle. Sounds carried a long way this far from town, especially on a Saturday morning.
He resisted the notion that the approaching car or truck might be something to worry about. He was still overly cautious, he knew. What else could he expect after two years of living in a war zone?
The clock on the nightstand beside the bed read 5:32 a.m. In recent months, Lee McCabe had learned to appreciate the small luxuries. It was a luxury to sleep until 5:30 a.m., even on a Saturday. It was a luxury not to have to arise even earlier, to step outside your barracks into the glaring, sand-blown heat of a hostile land, where any man, woman, or child might be bent on killing you.
And it was a luxury to have the regular company of women again. The smell of the strawberry shampoo was on the tee shirt that he had worn to bed. It mingled with the perfume of the woman he had danced with the previous night at the Steeplechase Saloon.
She had been young—and in Lee’s estimation—frivolous and carefree. At first it had seemed that she wanted to do nothing but laugh and talk. But after a while she somehow perceived that Lee was still reclaiming that world in which light conversation and laughter were possible. She did not push him beyond his means. She took his hand and led him to the center of the room, where they slow-danced, her head on his chest, her hair on his cheek and his shoulder.
He had taken in the scent of her wild strawberry shampoo then, and now its lingering presence brought back the feel of her firm young body pressed up against his. Before they had parted, she slipped him a matchbook cover that contained her phone number. The recollection made him smile. Perhaps he would call her. Yes, he definitely would.
Lee McCabe was twenty-three years old and he had returned from Iraq to Perryston, Kentucky, less than three months ago.
Early sunlight filtered through the curtains of the single window in the bedroom. The few pieces of furniture that surrounded him were scuffed and dented. The furniture was older than he was. But why would he care? The furniture was neither green nor camouflage, like practically everything that they gave you in the Marine Corps.
Once again his attention was drawn to the sound of the lone motor vehicle; and he tried to estimate its distance. A mile? A half mile?…
If you’d like to read my new five-story collection, I Know George Washington, you have one more day to grab it for FREE. After that, the price will return to the normal $2.99 (unless you’re in Kindle Unlimited, that is).
The FREE promo is scheduled through Oct 26, but I don’t know exactly when Amazon will pull the switch. So if you want it, I advise grabbing it today.
Five dark tales of crime, supernatural horror, and suspense…
In Tennessee, a father and his adolescent daughter must battle two evil men who harbor sinister intentions toward one of them.
In Zacatecas, Mexico, a recent college graduate takes a job as a private English language tutor for a wealthy family. But the entire household is hiding a horrible secret.
In Virginia, a young stockbroker’s colleagues insist that George Washington, the First President of the United States, is alive and well in the twenty-first century.
In rural Ohio, curiosity compels two travelers to stop at an abandoned schoolhouse with an evil history, and a reputation for ghostly activity.
In western Pennsylvania, a junior high student learns that his beloved teacher is not what he purports to be.
A collection of five unique stories, each of which contains an unexpected twist.
If you haven’t yet read Revolutionary Ghosts, here’s your chance to get it on Kindle for just $0.99 through Oct 17th!
A coming-of-age supernatural horror tale filled with vengeful spirits from the American Revolution. In 1976, Ohio teenager Steve Wagner discovers that the Headless Horseman of Washington Irving’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” has returned to terrorize America in the 20th century. And the Headless Horseman has brought others with him!
If you haven’t gotten around to reading my coming-of-age suburban horror tale set on Halloween 1980, here’s your chance: The Kindle version of 12 Hours of Halloween is just $0.99 through Oct. 11th.!