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Hug-a-Horror-Writer… GIVEAWAY

 

It’s Hug-a-Horror-Writer Month!! Or at least that’s what I’ve been calling it… The Halloween season is a beautiful time for those who love all things dark and dreary, whether it’s a gore-fest of bloody exploding puppies, a quieter deeper creepier bent that crawls inside you and keeps you up at night, or a way to win a FREE BOOK just for giving a horror writer a hug!

tl;dr — Leave a review for a chance to WIN a FREE BOOK

The details: first, the book you can win. No one has the same TBR pile or even gets their fix in the same format, I get that. So the winner will get to choose not only WHICH book they would like to win among my titles, but which format they want (ebook, paperback, even audiobook in some cases). And all you have to do is share your thoughts on something you’ve already read!

So, how to enter to win? Easy! Leave a review and share it…

  1. Go to Amazon (this link will get you to all my books)
  2. Choose a book to review
  3. Give it some stars and a couple (or a lot) of words
  4. Share the book’s page on Facebook or Twitter (on the right side of the page you’ll see these icons  
  5. Include “i just reviewed” in your sharing post
  6. Tag me in the post (@kelliowenauthor on facebook, @kelli_owen on twitter) or otherwise let me know you’ve done this (via tweet, fb, email, however)
  7. Your name goes in the hat once for each review

While you can (and should) continue to review beyond the drawing because it’s nice and authors really do appreciate it, I do have to set a date to award a winner… how about Monday, Nov 13? That gives you three week(end)s to formulate your thoughts and set them free in the world.

Go. Review. Win.

And thank you in advance for the hugs… H a p p y   H a l l o w e e n ! ! 

Social Media | Buttercup of Doom ep 15

BODep15-socialmedia300Available FREE on: Project iRadioiTunesStitcherAndroidTune-In
This Week’s Rating: PG13 — buttercup ratings system info here

In this episode … I define and dissect social media— why we have it, how we use it, when to nuke it. I give a 101 on the various ways to advertise without spamming on the multitude of platforms, break down intention vs reality for the big three, look at the generational preferences, and have a thought or two on the red coffee cup.

(clarification note: the “at symbol” aka “@” is used for tagging people, rather than just “hashtagging” aka “#” ideas and general subjects)

Sponsors: Kealan Patrick Burke’s SOUR CANDY — plus his Website | Facebook | Instagram

Funny Ha-Ha: Llamas with Hats

Mentions/Shoutouts: Gunner Hansen • Robert Swartwood3 Guys with Beards • Brian Keene • Dave Thomas • The Horror Show with Brian Keene • Stephano • Bob Ford • TomoJoe • Matt Blazi • twitter mentions (go follow them!) @1tortured_soul   @manwhohasitall  @thatkevinsmith @womenshumor @menshumor @conanobrien  @danieltosh

Hashtag Hell: #starbucks #dunkindonuts #nocorninsoup #facebook #twitter #myspace #googleplus #livejournal #echofon #pinterest #ello #tumblr #linkedin #bebo #youtube #vimeo #vine #snapchat #periscope #meerkat #twitch #ustream #blab #ifunny #flipbook #medium #ego #briankeeneisevil #bobfordisgonnagethim #flaxseedgravyboat #1stworldproblems #basicbitches #superchristians #catshaming #buttercupofdoom #podcast #kelliowen

And don’t forget — to leave suggestions or requests use the form here), and for advertising inquiries, contact me at buttercup@kelliowen.com

Family & Friends | Buttercup of Doom ep 04

BOD-ep04-familyfriends300Now Available at Project iRadio!

In this episode … I read a small portion of Waiting Out Winter, where I use friends as character fodder, and then explain why and how and the voices behind it in the Kiddie Pool. I rant about family, friends & facebook, and offer a way to keep them all. And of course, I leave you with an up—in the form of male nudity in Hollywood, and some wisdom (from Nana this week). Oh yeah, and there’s mammoths. Don’t ask.

Sponsors: Gypsy Spirits | Project iRadio

Mentions: Kevin Bacon (#freethebacon | @kevinbacon | video)

Suggestions/Requests from: not this week (to suggest/request, use the form here)

Shoutouts: Brian Keene • Geoff Cooper • Bob Ford • Dave Thomas • Donald Trump • Hillary Clinton

And don’t forget — for advertising inquiries, contact me at buttercup@kelliowen.com

New Release: THE HATCH

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(stand-alone sequel to “Waiting Out Winter”)

Nick Kontis and his remaining family members have survived winter—have outlived the threat of deadly infected flies—and are heading toward presumed safety. They quickly find all exit points blocked, the perimeter burned, and learn the flies were only the beginning, as Mother Nature has stepped in to correct mankind’s mistakes.

Her weapon of choice: spiders.

With thick webs covering the spring landscape, and lack of any communication leaving them on their own to guess whether or not the spiders are as lethal as the flies they’re eating, they make a new plan. Fleeing in a new direction they run into another party of survivors. And what was once a breakdown of society becomes an exercise in rebuilding.

They’ll need to find common ground and bond with the others, before winter arrives again. Before the spiders declare victory…

Available on: amazon | nook | kobo

Read Tuesday

readtuesday14Read Tuesday is like Black Friday, but rather than general merchandise,
this is designed for buying and gifting books at amazing sale prices.

And of course I’m playing along!

Every single one of my* ebooks is currently set with a matchbook price of $0.00

Zero

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That’s right. 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

 

‘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¢

 

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