Humpday Promotions: The Lot on Route 6

This is an exclusive early look at my next self-published release. This will also be the last thing I release for a long time. I have a novel ready to publish, but I am planning to try to find an agent for that one. I am also going to work on another book of Poetry, but I going to try and find a publisher for that one as well. Self-publishing isn’t where I want to be so I need to get back to chasing my dreams of being a traditionally published author. Fingers crossed.

Now, onto the excerpt and how you (as a reader of this blog) can get this short story before it is published. This is real simple and it is free – here it is. Leave me a review when it publishes. That is all you have to do and it has to be an honest review. If it sucks so be it. I hope it doesn’t but all I want is honesty.

Send an email to this address: atothewr@gmail.com.

In the email header put this: I want in.

And let me know what you read your books on. Is it Kindle or something else? Kindle has their own file so I have to format it for that particular device. Thanks again for all the support. You are now free to move around the blog.

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EXP: He kicked off his shoes, took off the coat that had protected him from the late October chill, and made his way into the kitchen. He walked over to the counter, humming along to Jingle Bells, and began to make a single man’s dinner – ham and cheese sandwich, light mustard, white bread and chips, and a cold beer to wash it all down. He laid all of the items on the counter and was in the middle of figuring out how to get them to the table when the room changed. It was suddenly colder, filled with an evil chill. The air was crawling with black molecules, they were crawling over everything, squirming, writhing about in an orgy of dark lust. He tried to shrug it off as just Halloween jitters, picked up his plate and beer, and turned to take his dinner to the table. He nearly dropped everything when he saw what was sitting at the table, looking up at him. The thing at the table was dressed all in black with a hood covering its face. Underneath the hood were two eyes, one glowing red, and the other glowing green.

“You will feed my trees,” the thing replied in a deep husky male voice. “And you will meet me at this spot in one hour or you will die, and then so will your town.” It slid a piece of red paper across the table. Its hand was ashy and grey, with sharp talons on the ends of the fingers . . .

Hump Day Promotions: Did you know I have things to sale for one dollar?

I thought I might try to do a little self-promoting on this blog. Just a teeny, tiny bit. I hope you don’t mind. It would be every Wednesday around 8 A.M. It wouldn’t take up too much time. I would highlight a story of mine or maybe something else like that. On board? Good. If not. You know what to do. Thanks again for reading. You are now free to move around the blog.

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I have stories to sell for one dollar and you don’t have to go through any EBook store to get them. I send them directly to your inbox. All you have to do is click this link: apoetryjourney.wordpress.com/short-stories-for-one-dollar That is it. Easy Peesy. Lemon Squeezy. No middle man, no nothing. Just a direct link from you to me.

Okay, here is what is available for one dollar:

Available: EPUB, MOBI, PDF

Hear the eerie wind whistle, across the cold dark night,

see the unknown figure, float into sight.

Slowly it drifts, pale and transparent.

It stops and looks at me.

I look at it.

Its eyes are not there, only sockets full of despair.

A smile rises across its face,

the grin is pure evil and full of pain,

it raises an arm and points to the right,

towards the graveyard just out of sight.

I freeze at the window and shake at the knees.

A cold sweat creeps down my back, just like I’m under attack.

I scream at the top of my lungs, “Go away leave me alone!”

It drops its arm and dissolves with a cold chilly laugh.

A simple machine. Able to answer requests. Able to play music. Able to turn on lights and answer questions. Fun and enjoyable technology, but what happens when this machine is able to manifest actual things. In this short story two guys worst fears will come to life.

This short story is about five college students on Halloween night that set out to discover the secrets of the town’s most famous haunted house.

2 Guys. A haunted car. A joyride into the mouth of hell. Ride shotgun if you dare with this short story.

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Your support is appreciated. Thank you.

Link: apoetryjourney.wordpress.com/short-stories-for-one-dollar

Featured Friday: Stephen King’s Mile 81

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AMAZON

Click the link to read a sample and buy your copy today.

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4 Stars out of 5

King once again delivers with a strange and unique story. I honestly don’t know how he isn’t out of original ideas by now. This is just a great short story from start to finish that will have you second guessing yourself when it comes to helping people in need.

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Do you want to be featured? Shoot me an email: atothewr@gmail.com. Send me your blog address along with a link to your book, short story, poem, or poetry collection. I will feature you as soon as I can.

Haiku – 24/7 and Sometimes 8

Daytime or night-time

Writer always on the job

Stories never rest

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In case you want something to read, my short story The Living Sand is free to read today and tomorrow. It has the short story Joyride attached to it. That’s two shorts for one freebie. Grabbed your copy at the links below and find out what happens when these 2 boys discover this hidden beach.

EBook:

US: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00766SS3M?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00766SS3M?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

AU: http://www.amazon.com.au/gp/product/B00766SS3M?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

CA: http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00766SS3M?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

Cover Reveal for Joyride and Demon Energy is free to read on 7/1 and 7/2

Just wanted to reveal the new cover for Joyride, which will be re-releasing next Friday (7/10/2015).

I also wanted a bit of help with it. Trying to figure out which cover works better.

This story is about two boys who take a Joyride only to find out that evil lurks once they turn the key.

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I’m leaning more towards 1 myself. That 666 just gives it a little more creepy factor. Just me though.

Simply, drop a 1 or 2 in the comments below. Shouldn’t take up too much of your time.

I also have Demon Energy running free on 7/1 and 7/2. Run over and grab your copy today.

That’s it. Thanks for the help.

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A short story about 1 man possessed and tormented by a 1000 demons who must fight for a soul he is starting to lose. Will he ever find salvation or is his body now an eternal host of hell?

REVIEWS:

3 out of 5 Stars – Scary good!

3 out of 5 Stars – This story is worth reading for the ending alone!

4 out of 5 Stars – Demon Energy is a quick and satisfying read.

AMAZON

EBOOK:

US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TRAHLV0

UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00TRAHLV0?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

AU: http://www.amazon.com.au/gp/product/B00TRAHLV0?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

CA: http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00TRAHLV0?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

Cover Reveal: Demon Energy

I posted this to my other blog earlier today, and I thought it might be nice to post it here this evening. Right now, this is my only Christian Horror based story available on Amazon. It is a short story based off of this passage from the bible.

Matthew 8: 28-32 (HCSB): 28 When He had come to the other side, to the region of the Gadarenes, two demon-possessed men met Him as they came out of the tombs. They were so violent that no one could pass that way. 29 Suddenly they shouted, “What do You have to do with us, Son of God? Have You come here to torment us before the time?” 30 Now a long way off from them, a large herd of pigs was feeding. 31 “If You drive us out,” the demons begged Him, “send us into the herd of pigs.” 32 “Go!” He told them. So when they had come out, they entered the pigs. And suddenly the whole herd rushed down the steep bank into the sea and perished in the water.

I always enjoyed that last part. It just makes me smile. Jesus was always so on top of things, and this is just another example of it. Anyway, here’s the cover, and the links for it.

F.Y.I.: The bonus short story that comes with it isn’t Christian based. It is just a regular old scare ’em up horror story.

New cover:

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Links for it on Amazon

REVIEWS:

3 out of 5 Stars – Scary good!

3 out of 5 Stars – This story is worth reading for the ending alone!

4 out of 5 Stars – Demon Energy is a quick and satisfying read.

US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TRAHLV0

UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00TRAHLV0?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

AU: http://www.amazon.com.au/gp/product/B00TRAHLV0?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

CA: http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00TRAHLV0?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Poem – D.I.Y. Author

I contort the pages

Force them into a new shape and form

They adjust uncomfortably

Electronic words are not the norm

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I have been going round and round with my Microsoft Word files the past few days.  I’ve now discovered a new way to make my EBooks look great in the Kindle and other EReaders – I think.  It seems to be working so far, but it involves a lot of trial and error.

The problem I am having is that when I wrote most of my stuff it was meant for print.  I just popped open a Word file and started banging away on the keys.  With EBooks though you got to nurse it, massage it, take it out to dinner a couple of times before it gives up the goods.  You have to go in and manually set a lot of the margins, tabs, and so forth.  It is a nightmare on an OCD guy like me.  At what point do you just let it go?  I could tweak on these things forever.  And on top of all that I keep hearing how Word is the devil when it comes to making EBooks.  Again, it’s all I have ever used, so my stuff is frozen in Word.  Guess I got to just work with what I got.

Your thoughts.  Do you hire people to do make your EBooks or are you one of those who go in like I do and try to do it themselves?

If you have an EBook you might want to look into these two sites.  Both helped me along the way, and are helping me still.

http://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2014/09/12/styles-the-secret-for-word-to-kindle/

http://yellowbuickreview.wordpress.com/