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Free Halloween Short Story for Kindle, Apple, Nook, Kobo, and All eReaders

He Dreams in Yellow As my Halloween gift to you, download a free eBook from Smashwords through November 1 (Mexico’s Day of the Dead) — my horror short story, He Dreams in Yellow.

Tortured by heightened senses and haunted by depression, Malcolm lives in seclusion on his English estate under the care of professionals paid to watch his every move. On his mind, under his skin, and just out of the corner of his eye, is the woman linked to the catastrophic event that sealed his fate. An original short story also featured in Night at the Demontorium.

In retrospect it looks like Malcom’s character is a modern day homage to Edgar Allen Poe’s doomed Roderick in Fall of the House of Usher. However, He Dreams in Yellow was inspired by a nightmare from which I woke screaming.

So, you know …enjoy!

Download He Dreams in Yellow, a free short story for Kindle, Apple, Kobo, Nook or PDF from Smashwords.


Bloodroom is now an Audiobook!

 

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Who could resists those eyes! Wait’ll you hear him speak! Yes, Julian Mouret now has a voice, courtesy of award-winning narrator, Paul Heitsch. Bloodroom is now a downloadable audiobook. You can listen to a sample at Amazon, Audible, and iTunes.

Neither Julian’s power as a ruling vampire or his place in Charleston society could prevent the savage incident that put Natalie’s life in his hands. Unable to resist the lush curve of her lips and the sensual promise in her brilliant eyes, Julian’s playing for time in the riskiest game of his life.

Book bloggers, contact me if you’re interested in a review copy of this audiobook.


Bradbury’s Halloween Gift

This week I posted as a guest blogger on M.R. Gott’s Cutis Anserina, a website devoted to new writers and great horror fiction. I reviewed Ray Bradbury’s seasonal classic, The Halloween Tree.

The novel is a good start for anyone who hasn’t yet read Bradbury or who wants to learn more about this misunderstood and unfairly maligned holiday. So hop onto Cutis Anserina to read more about the book that deserves a place of honor on any reader’s bookshelf.

And thanks for the invite to post, M.R. Gott, author of the macabre action thriller, Where the Dead Fear to Tread.


I’m Passionate About …

In Juicy Writing, we considered why we write. Why are we motivated; what drives us toward that accomplishment. That way, if we’re tired of writing, we can look at our list and remember why we cared enough to go the distance. So here’s what I’m passionate about:

I’m passionate about making something that wasn’t there before.

I’m passionate about giving people something to think about.

I’m passionate about giving people an escape from anything that worries them.

I’m passionate about the people in my books. They’re real to me, and I want to give them expression.

I’m passionate about having something to do.

I’m passionate about doing something no one else has done before. Like snowflakes or fingerprints, no one else is going to write my stories, even if they were given the plot points and character profiles and assigned to do it.

I’m passionate about leaving something behind when I’m gone.

I’m passionate about taking chances.

I’m passionate about disappearing into a fantasy.

I’m passionate about finding out what happens next.

I’m passionate about the human race, and the fragility, beauty, nobility, and triumph of their existence.


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