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And of course there will be lots of Featured Freebies too!
To celebrate the launch of the new site she is giving away a Kindle Fire, Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash.
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Or $100 Amazon.com Gift Card (International)
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My newest short story is out and I’m especially fond of this one for a few reasons. For one, I designed the cover myself. Now I have done a couple of my covers but nothing stands out like this one. I got permission to use the artwork and I think it fits perfectly. Another reason is that this story took more time than most. I had no idea where I wanted to take it so I just started writing and it fell together. It took a few months though, unlike many of the others. The other reason is that I put a lot into it, making sure that the initial reactions I got were taken into consideration so what you see is a second or third edition of the story. Basically, I fleshed it out more thanks to some advice. I hope you enjoy it and you can find it here.
The winner will have the option of receiving a 7″ Kindle Fire HD (US Only)
Or $199 Amazon.com Gift Card (International)
Or $199 in Paypal Cash (International)
1 winner will receive their choice of a Kindle Fire HD (US Only), $199 Amazon Gift Card or $199 in Paypal Cash (International).
Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer http://iamareader.com and sponsored by the participating authors. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.
Well, this is certainly true. I do try to read all of my older books again but sometimes it’s hard since there are so many to read. I used to read The Stand and Swan Song every year but I have to admit I have not done that lately. I think it’s time to start doing this again. I think I will only keep a copy of an older book in my reading list that includes real books and keep reading the new stuff on my Kindle. We’ll see how this goes but I’m actually reading an older one right now that I found. I had loaned it out years ago and could not find it again. I did a search on Amazon for a certain name of someone in the book and found it.
I have Peaceable Kingdom for free starting the 26th and running for three days. Since this story is rather extreme or some might find it offensive, it’ll be interesting if I get any negative reviews or comments. However, I think that the sample should give an idea of what it’s like. It’s just one paragraph but that paragraph has that one word that some hate so we’ll see how it goes. If you haven’t read it, now is your chance. 🙂 Just head over to Amazon tomorrow and pick it up at no charge. Just click here Peaceable Kingdom
I thought I’d try out the KDP Select promo where you offer an e-book or story free for a few days. I put Make a Wish up today and it’s already showing this:
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,026 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
#9 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Fiction > Short Stories
I told my husband I was #9 and he said that’s great. I said, I’m even above Rikki Tikki Tavi and he said, I can’t have that, I love that book. LOL I agree, it was one of my favorites growing up. Anyway, let’s hope this gets me some new readers that buy my other short stories too. 🙂
My new short story is out and you can check it out on Amazon. Keep in mind that if you have a prime membership that you can borrow it for free. Check out We Interrupt this Program and I hope you like it. Here is the cover art.
I decided to go ahead and publish The Lucky One since my other story Game Changer has been set to be published by Grave Demand Publishing. More on that later but, yay! Anyway, The Lucky One is not yet available on Amazon but should be in about 12 hours or so. Till then, I have it on Smashwords so you can get it here if you’d like. I decided to make them all $.99 because why have them free on one place and paid for on Amazon? Anyway, here is the cover art. This was done by us here at Karsun Designs. It was a photo taken by Rich and I decided to use it for the story.
When I started writing about Darlene Bobich and zombies, I had no idea how far it would go… and I’m still not sure where the end will actually be.
I’m sure every writer wants to find that special character, the one they might be known for in their future. Am I known for Darlene Bobich and the Dying Days series? Kinda.
I’ve been asked to do interviews as Darlene Bobich, I had a fan create a Twitter account for Darlene Bobich (but once I explained that there really was a real, live person named Darlene Bobich, she took it down – now I wish it was still up because, well, that’s just cool) and I get more questions from fans about Darlene than about the actual zombies in the world. No one wants to know how my zombie apocalypse actually started (and I won’t tell anyway) but they want to know about the Desert Eagle she carries, and I’ve had someone ask if I had a map of her route from Maine to Florida that I used, with dates on when she hit certain cities. Um, I don’t.
My favorite e-mail came from a woman who absolutely loved the Dying Days series and told me why, and I was so touched that my story could make someone like it so much to write me that I put her and her family in a tale in the upcoming Still Dying: Select Scenes From Dying Days collection. That is pretty cool to me, and makes me want to keep writing and exploring the world I created.
A couple of people have asked me what other series mine is most like. I have no idea, to be honest. I’d like to think mine is unique, and I’d also like to think it holds up against other great series of zombie stories. My five touring zombie author buddies come to mind when I think of great tales of the undead. I’m proud to be associated with each and every one of them, in fact.
As you can tell, I love questions about Darlene Bobich and the Dying Days series… and I hope people keep reading them and keeping asking. I’ll do my best to answer.
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All six of us – Todd Brown, Mark Tufo, Ian Woodhead, Armand Rosamilia, John O’Brien and Dave Jeffery – hope you’ll keep following us on the Summer of Zombie blog tour, and comment as we go along.
And… one lucky commenter for each blog will receive a Free eBook or Print book from one of the authors! Simply leave a comment with your e-mail address and we’ll pick a random winner each day! Simple as that!
I found a cute search term in my site stats tonight. A couple of people looked up the term “klein’s peaceable kingdoms twist” and I guess it led them to my blog. I found it cute that someone took the time to actually look up the twist but the story is free on Smashwords. Why not just download it? I guess I should be honored that someone took the time to try and find out the twist in the first place. It’s kind of like when you go on Amazon and type in Shauna K and my name pulls up. It means others have searched for that name. Not a bad thing I guess. But seriously, if you want to know the twist, get the story. Either buy it on Amazon or download it and then let me know what you think. 🙂