Thursday, February 25, 2016

12 Hours of Halloween: FREE on Amazon Kindle, Friday, February 26th


View 12 Hours of Halloween on Amazon.com


It's Halloween, 1980. 

Ghosts, vampires, and a supernatural beast called "the head collector" visit a suburban Ohio neighborhood.

35 years later, one of the survivors looks back.

A coming of age tale like you've never read before...



Book description:

The year is 1980. Jeff Schaeffer, Leah Carter, and Bobby Nagel decide to go out for "one last Halloween" before adolescence takes away their childhood forever. 

But this Halloween is different, they soon discover; and an outing that was supposed to be light-hearted and fun becomes a battle for sanity--and perhaps even survival. 

From the author of the reader-acclaimed “Eleven Miles of Night”, “12 Hours of Halloween” is a coming-of-age tale unlike any you have ever read. 

A sinister teenager known as “the ghost boy” declares that Jeff Schaeffer and his friends will endure “twelve hours of trial” on Halloween. The three young people subsequently find their once familiar suburban surroundings transformed into a bizarre and terrifying landscape. 

They discover that just beneath the surface of their middle-American neighborhood lies a secret realm of haunted houses, demonically possessed trees, and spirits with unfinished business. One entity, called the “head collector”, lurks the darkened streets in search of grisly trophies. 

At the same time, Jeff is forced to confront new feelings for both of his old friends. 

He believes that he is in love with Leah, but does Leah feel the same way? 

Meanwhile, his friend Bobby, who had always protected him from local bullies, now seems to harbor a dark agenda that threatens to divide and possibly destroy them all. 

Sunday, February 21, 2016

"Lilith" FREE on Kindle February 22nd only

Alan Grooms, an Ohio state law enforcement investigator, tracks 'Lilith'--an apparently female serial killer who stalks men on Internet dating sites.


FREE on Amazon Kindle February 22nd only!





Thursday, February 18, 2016

Get The Maze FREE on Kindle Friday, February 19th

The Maze is free on Kindle Friday, February 19th!








Book Description:

THREE ORDINARY PEOPLE STEP INTO THE WORLD OF THE MAZE, WHERE DEATH WAITS BEHIND EVERY DOORWAY… 

Amanda Kearns is a hard-driving executive with a broken heart. Her male subordinates think she is a “machine”; they have no idea of the real, hidden Amanda. 

Hugh Jackson is a software salesman with a defective heart—a condition that will kill him in a matter of months or years. 

Evan Daley is a young college graduate adrift in a career for which he is ill-suited; he struggles with the scars of a barren, loveless childhood. 

Amanda, Hugh, and Evan were expecting another routine day on the job at the Lakeview Towers office complex just outside Columbus, Ohio. But this massive structure hides a secret—a hidden passageway that plunges the unwary into a labyrinthine network of endless, twisting hallways: the Maze. 

Trapped inside the Maze, Amanda, Hugh, and Evan must battle their way through perilous corridors filled with half-man, half-wolf beasts called “manwolves”, killer robots, and demonic wraiths known as “watchers”. 

But they face their greatest challenge in the snowy, earth-like wilderness on the other side of the Maze. Here a group of ragtag rebels and settlers struggle against a tyrannical demigod known as the Director. The Director is determined to enslave or annihilate everyone within his reach, using a combination of worldly and unworldly weapons. 

Amanda, Hugh, and Evan each find love and momentary comfort on the other side of the Maze. But they cannot escape the ultimate battle with the Director. The three Ohioans find themselves forced to choose—between the draw of love and loyalty, and the instinct for self-preservation. 

A riveting emotional tale wrapped within a fantasy adventure, THE MAZE is sure to appeal to adult readers who fondly recall childhood “parallel universe” stories like “Through the Looking Glass” and “The Chronicles of Narnia”.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Suburban thrills: free or dirt cheap

You can now read my suburban thriller novel Our House for free through Kindle Unlimited. 

Or you can purchase it dirt cheap (I mean really cheap)

And before you do either, you can download a free sample from Amazon.com. 

So what are you waiting for?






Book description:

Some dream homes are deadly…Appearances can be deceiving. 

On the surface, 34-year-old Jennifer Huber seems to have it all: a handsome, loving husband, a six-year-old son whom they both adore. A respectable job. 

Jennifer and her husband have just purchased their first house: The neo-Tudor house at 1120 Dunham drive appears to be their “dream home”. 

But everything is not what it seems: The previous owner of the house has an unusual—and ultimately violent—attachment to the house. After the Hubers move in, sinister things begin to happen: Dead animals appear in closets, strange figures disturb the Hubers’ sleep in the middle of the night. 

There is more to the house at 1120 Dunham Drive than meets the eye: As Jennifer uncovers the secrets behind the home’s history, she finds herself drawn into a web of lies, violence, and sexual betrayal. 

All the while, Jennifer struggles to contain a secret of her own—and to combat an act of blackmail that could destroy her marriage. 

From the author of the crime novel ‘Blood Flats’, and the horror novel ‘Eleven Miles of Night’, ‘Our House’ is a riveting thrill ride through the dark undercurrents that might lie beneath the placid surface of a suburb near you.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Blood Flats FREE on Kindle February 16th!




Selected reader reviews:

“This is one of those stories that really rewards the reader for making it to the very end. Overall, it's an action packed, thrill ride that takes you from the hills and hollers of the backwoods into the sprawling cities and back.”

“A combination of Stephen Hunter, Lee Child, and Charles Dickens.”


“Action-packed thrill ride!”


Description:

Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran Lee McCabe has been framed for a brutal drug-related murder that he didn't commit.

Pursued from all directions, Lee will embark on a cross-country journey toward the town of Blood Flats. 

There he will face a showdown---in which he must pit his wits and determination against the ruthlessness and superior resources of his enemies...on both sides of the law.

Get it for FREE, February 16th only!


Saturday, February 13, 2016

Suburban mystery/thriller: "Our House": FREE on Kindle February 14th & 15th




A dream house with a deadly secret....

A twenty-year-old murder mystery...

A young couple in trouble...

Amazon.com book description:

Some dream homes are deadly…Appearances can be deceiving. 

On the surface, 34-year-old Jennifer Huber seems to have it all: a handsome, loving husband, a six-year-old son whom they both adore. A respectable job. 

Jennifer and her husband have just purchased their first house: The neo-Tudor house at 1120 Dunham drive appears to be their “dream home”. 

But everything is not what it seems: The previous owner of the house has an unusual—and ultimately violent—attachment to the house. After the Hubers move in, sinister things begin to happen: Dead animals appear in closets, strange figures disturb the Hubers’ sleep in the middle of the night. 

There is more to the house at 1120 Dunham Drive than meets the eye: As Jennifer uncovers the secrets behind the home’s history, she finds herself drawn into a web of lies, violence, and sexual betrayal. 

All the while, Jennifer struggles to contain a secret of her own—and to combat an act of blackmail that could destroy her marriage. 

From the author of the crime novel ‘Blood Flats’, and the horror novel ‘Eleven Miles of Night’, ‘Our House’ is a riveting thrill ride through the dark undercurrents that might lie beneath the placid surface of a suburb near you.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

12 Hours of Halloween: FREE on Kindle, Friday, February 12th




It's Halloween, 1980. Ghosts, vampires, and a supernatural beast called "the head collector" visit a suburban Ohio neighborhood.

35 years later, one of the survivors looks back.

A coming of age tale like you've never read before...



Book description:

The year is 1980. Jeff Schaeffer, Leah Carter, and Bobby Nagel decide to go out for "one last Halloween" before adolescence takes away their childhood forever. 

But this Halloween is different, they soon discover; and an outing that was supposed to be light-hearted and fun becomes a battle for sanity--and perhaps even survival. 

From the author of the reader-acclaimed “Eleven Miles of Night”, “12 Hours of Halloween” is a coming-of-age tale unlike any you have ever read. 

A sinister teenager known as “the ghost boy” declares that Jeff Schaeffer and his friends will endure “twelve hours of trial” on Halloween. The three young people subsequently find their once familiar suburban surroundings transformed into a bizarre and terrifying landscape. 

They discover that just beneath the surface of their middle-American neighborhood lies a secret realm of haunted houses, demonically possessed trees, and spirits with unfinished business. One entity, called the “head collector”, lurks the darkened streets in search of grisly trophies. 

At the same time, Jeff is forced to confront new feelings for both of his old friends. 

He believes that he is in love with Leah, but does Leah feel the same way? 

Meanwhile, his friend Bobby, who had always protected him from local bullies, now seems to harbor a dark agenda that threatens to divide and possibly destroy them all. 

Monday, February 8, 2016

Eleven Miles of Night, 5-star horror: Free on Amazon Kindle, February 9th, 10th




Sample Amazon reader reviews:

"Scary and good!!!" - July 7, 2014


“…I only wish I could find more books like this! Good story telling with a paranormal back ground, credible characters … not in your face horror, but an essence that lets me be part of it. Well done!"  February 9, 2014

Book description:


Jason Kelley is a young, struggling filmmaker looking for his first big break. When the semi-famous cable television ghost hunter Simon Rose approaches him about a freelance project, Jason is understandably thrilled.  
He isn’t fazed by the fact that his assignment is a walk down the Shaman’s Highway, an eleven-mile stretch of rural Ohio roadway that is reputed to be haunted by malevolent spirits, hellhounds, and demonic forces. Jason is an agnostic in regard to the supernatural.  
He isn’t prepared for the reality that awaits him on his walk through eleven miles of night—nor the more human violence and heartbreak that he will face along the way.

Eleven Miles of Night book trailer:

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Read my suburban fantasy "The Maze" on Kindle Unlimited

For those of you who are Kindle Unlimited members, my novel The Maze is enrolled in the program. 

You are welcome to read it there for FREE if you're a Kindle Unlimited member...or for the (ridiculously cheap) download price otherwise.

And don't forget: anyone with a Kindle can download a free sample from Amazon's website.







Book description from Amazon.com:


THREE ORDINARY PEOPLE STEP INTO THE WORLD OF THE MAZE, WHERE DEATH WAITS BEHIND EVERY DOORWAY…

Amanda Kearns is a hard-driving executive with a broken heart. Her male subordinates think she is a “machine”; they have no idea of the real, hidden Amanda.

Hugh Jackson is a software salesman with a defective heart—a condition that will kill him in a matter of months or years.

Evan Daley is a young college graduate adrift in a career for which he is ill-suited; he struggles with the scars of a barren, loveless childhood.

Amanda, Hugh, and Evan were expecting another routine day on the job at the Lakeview Towers office complex just outside Columbus, Ohio. But this massive structure hides a secret—a hidden passageway that plunges the unwary into a labyrinthine network of endless, twisting hallways: the Maze.

Trapped inside the Maze, Amanda, Hugh, and Evan must battle their way through perilous corridors filled with half-man, half-wolf beasts called “manwolves”, killer robots, and demonic wraiths known as “watchers”.

But they face their greatest challenge in the snowy, earth-like wilderness on the other side of the Maze. Here a group of ragtag rebels and settlers struggle against a tyrannical demigod known as the Director. The Director is determined to enslave or annihilate everyone within his reach, using a combination of worldly and unworldly weapons.

Amanda, Hugh, and Evan each find love and momentary comfort on the other side of the Maze. But they cannot escape the ultimate battle with the Director. The three Ohioans find themselves forced to choose—between the draw of love and loyalty, and the instinct for self-preservation.

A riveting emotional tale wrapped within a fantasy adventure, THE MAZE is sure to appeal to adult readers who fondly recall childhood “parallel universe” stories like “Through the Looking Glass” and “The Chronicles of Narnia”.