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‘Tis the season

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Merry Christmas, Kwanza, Hanukkah, Yule…
whatever it is you celebrate, do it with a book!

And finally, the last Kindle countdown holiday sale of 2014. This one runs a little longer than the others so you can either pre-load those Kindles you’re gifting out to others, or grab one for yourself with the gift cards shoved in your own stocking. I hope you’ve enjoyed the sales and have a wonderful holiday weekend… happy reading!!

 

WHITE PICKET PRISONS

xmassale-wppDetective Mark Baker is an honest cop and an all-around good guy. After a chaotic night, Mark starts to reexamine his role in the system he no longer believes in.

That’s when an ominous letter arrives from his estranged sister. She sounds distraught, suicidal. Her words send him on a mission to a small Midwestern town, uncertain if he’ll find her dead or alive.

Valley Mill is a quiet little utopia. Everyone gets along. There’s zero crime. On the outside, it’s exactly what Mark thinks society should be. But what Mark discovers behind the pristine fences and closed doors is far worse than anything he could have imagined.

And he learns very quickly to be careful what you wish for…

get WHITE PICKET PRISONS on Amazon regularly $4.99 only 99¢

limited time: Dec 24 to midnight on Dec 27


There you go, your Christmas sale shopping list. Enjoy your holidays…with the lights on!

 


 

Sale Ended: once a sale is over, I’ll move the book down here… grab them while you can!

 

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GRAVE WAX

George Morey would do anything to save his wife from certain death and has tried every treatment known, from chemical to homeopathic to prayer—all to no avail.

So when the local witch requests unique ingredients from the town’s gravedigger, George complies without question—willing to sacrifice his own past to secure a future with the woman he loves… more than life itself.

get GRAVE WAX on Amazon regularly $2.99 only 99¢

 


 

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LIVE SPECIMENS

 

The town of Mackinaw is all but abandoned at the end of tourist season. Now, with an approaching blizzard, a strange transport ship has crashed along the frozen shoreline—its escaped cargo genetically engineered for only one purpose…

Death.

Howling winds hide the screams of townsfolk, as retired biology teacher Ken Jardine leads a small group to first understand and then destroy what they’re dealing with, before the storm gives the upper hand to the Live Specimens

get LIVE SPECIMENS on Amazon regularly $4.99 only 99¢

 


 

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WAITING OUT WINTER

Nick and the boys return from the summer’s last hunting trip to find the streets empty, the beachfront and park abandoned, and the windows of their own homes boarded shut.

The hunters have become the hunted, in an apocalyptic plague that pits man against beast—very tiny beasts. And Nick is determined to keep his strength, courage and family alive during what could very well be the last winter of their lives.

get WAITING OUT WINTER on Amazon regularly $2.99 only 99¢

 

Cyber Monday

cybermondayTwas the Monday after Black Friday and all through the house,
no other customers just shop with just your mouse…

And to celebrate Cyber Monday, every single one of my* ebooks is currently set with a matchbook** price of $0.00

That’s right. Zero.

If you’ve ever purchased one of my physical books from amazon, the ebook is free for you to grab right now as a way for me to say Thank You for your support. Thank you.

And if you’ve got a favorite, one you’d like to share, or one you think someone else would enjoy—now’s the time. Purchase the book for someone on your holiday shopping list, and get the ebook version FREE for yourself. Or the physical for one person and the ebook for another . Two books for the price of one? Yeah, that simple. You’re welcome.

 

6days-72dpiWaking to an unknown darkness, Jenny must figure out who kidnapped her and how to escape, before time runs out…  buy SIX DAYS on Amazon wpp-2013Detective Mark Baker wants a justice system that works, but quickly learns to be careful what you wish for!  buy WHITE PICKET PRISONS on Amazon LS-cover-teaseA ship carrying genetically altered creatures crashes on an unsuspecting town in Michigan’s upper peninsula. buy LIVE SPECIMENS on Amazon bb-2013Short story collection of ghosts, zombies, imaginary, and the worst monsters of all… humans. Introduction by Tom Monteleone. buy BLACK BUBBLES on Amazon

gravewax-coverGeorge will do anything to keep his wife alive. Seeking the help of a local witch is just the beginning… buy GRAVE WAX on Amazon survivor's guiltStarting over after presumed dead on 911, Ryan’s been judge & jury for a decade. Now it’s his turn in the chair. buy SURVIVOR’S GUILT on Amazon buried memoriesGlimpsing a childhood he doesn’t recall under hypnosis, Ben begins to remember more than just the past. buy BURIED MEMORIES on Amazon crossroads coverA group of legend hunting teenagers mess with the wrong ghost, and learn the present is worse than the past. buy CROSSROADS on Amazon

tn-2013The imagination of children can be overpowering, but so can the truths they see with unbiased vision. buy THE NEIGHBORHOOD on Amazon wow-2013Can Nick and his family survive long enough for nature to correct science’s mistakes? buy WAITING OUT WINTER on Amazon

 

*Unfortunately, this only pertains to those I have full control over, and does not include the novella Deceiver, or any anthologies and/or magazines for which I have no control of pricing

**Matchbook is a program where the author can choose (they don’t all do it) to offer anyone who buys (past or present) the phsyical book the opportunity to grab the ebook version at 2.99 or less.

 

Black Friday, er Bubbles

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No crowds. No pushing. No shoving.
And you can sleep in…

The perfect indulgence for yourself to pass the time while you drive over the river and through the woods to eat turkey at a relatives. Short stories for short drives, or read the whole thing while you traipse the countryside!

Or the perfect primer for Black Friday… gift it to one of the kindle owners on your shopping list. Heck, at this price, gift it to all of them and grab one for yourself!

Or snag this before you go shopping on Black Friday… short stories to keep you occupied while you stand in line!

For a limited time (96 hours), Black Bubbles will be on Kindle Countdown for $5.99

99¢

That’s an 84% discount*

Sale starts 11/26/14 and ends at midnight 11/29/14 — that means you can grab it Wednesday before you get in the car, or snag it Saturday after you’ve recovered from your venture into the public on Black Friday.

BLACK BUBBLES

Horror is pessimism at its bleakest. Worst-case scenario. The darker side of reality. The glass half-empty. The situation unfathomable. In Black Bubbles, Kelli Owen presents classic genre tropes—ghosts, murderers, zombies, what you’d expect (sans sharks)—but it’s the characters, rather than the tropes, that experience the story, speak of the horrors, and sometimes survive the inevitable.

Sometimes.

A decades-old crime shocks a family as evidence points to one of their own… An ancient evil hitchhikes its way to freedom… A child has an unusual fascination with decay… A woman excuses premeditation… Death takes a holiday… Science and good intentions make horrific bedfellows… A man hides from nightmares that invade his waking world…

This collection gathers over 60,000 words, including a handful of out-of-print, difficult-to-find previously published work, a plethora of new pieces, story notes, drawings inspired by the title story, and an introduction by the legendary Thomas Monteleone.


Available for sale at Amazon USA or Amazon UK

(apologies to those in other countries — kindle countdown is only for US/UK stores, please go there to grab part of this deal!)

*84% in US, 74% discount in the UK

Halloween Hangover

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There’s candy left in the bowl to give away,
but no one knocking, begging, or dressed up anymore…
so I’ll give the goodies to all of you!

For a limited time (72 hours), Survivor’s Guilt will be on Kindle Countdown!

Regularly priced at $2.99… this special will offer the novella for 99¢ – $1.99, depending on how quickly you react!

Sale starts 11/13/14 and ends at midnight 11/15/14

SURVIVOR’S GUILT

Presumed dead in the tragedy of 9-11, Ryan Kolstad saw his missed job interview that morning as something other than a failure—he saw opportunity. Believing his family would be better off, he walked away.

Under the guise of a new identity, he’s spent a decade punishing those he deems unworthy of the loving families they take for granted. But Ryan suddenly finds himself questioning the lies and rules he’s come to live by… when he finds himself on the other side of judgement.


This novella was originally published as part of the Waking The Dead exclusive, limited edition collection of four novellas (from Thunderstorm — also included were Buried Memories, Crossroads and Grave Wax). This is not my normal subtle thriller style, nor is it in your face horror, this is brutal reality and often consider “crime thriller”.

If you didn’t grab Waking the Dead, are a collector of all editions, or simply don’t have this one, now’s your chance to grab it. Go ahead, treat yourself to one last sweet before you make that dentist appointment to undo the damage of October.

Available at Amazon

(apologies to those in other countries — kindle countdown is only for US stores, please go there to grab part of this deal!)

Halloween Hangover

kindlecountdown-sg

There’s candy left in the bowl to give away,
but no one knocking, begging, or dressed up anymore…
so I’ll give the goodies to all of you!

For a limited time (72 hours), Survivor’s Guilt will be on Kindle Countdown!

Regularly priced at $2.99… this special will offer the novella for 99¢ – $1.99, depending on how quickly you react!

Sale starts 11/13/14 and ends at midnight 11/15/14

SURVIVOR’S GUILT

Presumed dead in the tragedy of 9-11, Ryan Kolstad saw his missed job interview that morning as something other than a failure—he saw opportunity. Believing his family would be better off, he walked away.

Under the guise of a new identity, he’s spent a decade punishing those he deems unworthy of the loving families they take for granted. But Ryan suddenly finds himself questioning the lies and rules he’s come to live by… when he finds himself on the other side of judgement.


This novella was originally published as part of the Waking The Dead exclusive, limited edition collection of four novellas (from Thunderstorm — also included were Buried Memories, Crossroads and Grave Wax). This is not my normal subtle thriller style, nor is it in your face horror, this is brutal reality and often consider “crime thriller”.

If you didn’t grab Waking the Dead, are a collector of all editions, or simply don’t have this one, now’s your chance to grab it. Go ahead, treat yourself to one last sweet before you make that dentist appointment to undo the damage of October.

Available at Amazon

(apologies to those in other countries — kindle countdown is only for US stores, please go there to grab part of this deal!)

Share Me for Halloween

skullbook2Have you purchased one of my ebooks? If so, first and foremost, thank you. I appreciate your support and hope you enjoyed it. That said… you should share it!

When you have a physical book you enjoy, what do you do? You pass it around. Before ebooks, we did it all the time. You handed off what you enjoyed and told friends/family they should read it. Or you were the one borrowing from others. It was a beautiful tradition—even with the occasional rules about bending bindings and dog-earring pages. So why not do that with your ebooks? Why should this tradition be gone just because the book isn’t physical?

In the spirit of the season, why not give a friend a good scare? Go ahead… spread the love. Consider it Trick or Cyber-Treat to someone who may not have read my work before. I mean, after all, Amazon offers it and I agreed to it, so what the hell, let’s abuse it!!

At the top of the Amazon page for the book you’ve already purchased, above the title, you’ll see this:

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And clicking it gets you this lovely window:

 

loan2Fill it out, hit the button, and spread the love. Two things to remember: a. you can only do this once per book, unfortunately. b. they do not need a kindle to read it. For more details on the how’s or why’s, click here.

Happy Halloween, everyone!!!

 

ps: I will not receive payment or notification if you share, so please let me know if you do!!

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