10.06.2015

Halloween's a-coming!


This time of year is my favorite – and not only because of Halloween. That’s like icing on the cake. Autumn is the fading season. The time when shadows grow longer. The boards in the house creak. The wind sighs a mournful tune.

And monsters come out to play.

We like to be scared. I don’t know why. Maybe it’s because we think we can control our own environment. Stay safe in our cozy little bubbles. Be terrified by stories but feel secure knowing it can’t happen to us... not really.

Never mind the strange noise you just heard. It’s only your imagination, after all.

Or maybe not.

In honor of the season, I’m proud to present Demon in the Basement. It’s on sale right now for only .99.

Thirty-two stories. Some long, some short. Some filled with irony, others with dark humor. More that will send you to hide under the covers, wondering if something’s coming for you next. I hope you enjoy them. I know I enjoyed writing them.

Oh, and one more thing before I forget… check the locks on your doors. You’ve been warned. Muhahahaha!




Thirty-two stories, including a novelette by the same title, to keep you awake at night.

A time-traveling Chevy, an ancient church of evil, a house possessed by black magic. Stories to fill you with dread, draw you into places you'd rather not go, smack you in the face with ironic possibilities.

Meet the monsters of myth, the creatures that lurk under your bed, the phantoms you thought didn't exist. Travel to the real Atlantis, strap in for the Bermuda Triangle. Terror lurks in the ocean, while an asteroid hides a secret.

Leave a nightlight on before you go to sleep. Something's coming for you.

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34 comments:

  1. I have, and thoroughly enjoyed Demon in the Basement.
    We don't celebrate Halloween here, but I am envying you cooler weather as we lurch headlong into the sweaty season. Summer's monsters are nasty gelatinous oozers...

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    1. Love that description, EC! I'm so happy you enjoyed Demon!

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  2. This is my favorite time of year too. I wish it lasted longer!
    Great deal on a fantastic collection of stories!!

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    1. Thanks, Julie! Yes, my favorite time too. :)

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  3. Autumn is an enjoyable time of the year. Your collection sounds intriguing!

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    1. Thanks, Angela! Yes, autumn is wonderful... as long as it's not a continuation of summer. :/

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  4. Sounds like a great way to spend a few chilly October nights.

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    1. Thanks, Jeff. Yes, it has a wrap-a-blanket-around-you vibe. :)

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  5. Ooo! Some nice spooky reads.

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    1. Mary - There's a whole mix of spooky, dark humor, creepy, and chilling. :)

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  6. This time of the year is my favorite too. Congrats on the release of Demon in the Basement!

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  7. Spooky reads that may give me nightmares-sounds tempting-ohoh....Temptation is scary:)

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    1. Birgit - Bwahaha... come over to the dark side... ;)

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  8. Just bought my copy. I could use a scary tale or two for the Halloween season. Boo!

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    1. Thanks, Catherine! Happy spooky reading! :)

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  9. Hi Riber - sounds a very good buy ... for us around the early Halloween before Guy Fawkes comes along and attempts to blow us up ... there will be many a great read ... cheers Hilary

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    1. Hi Hilary! Yes, Mischief night, Halloween, Guy Fawkes - pranks, horrors, and gunpowder everywhere! Ready the bonfires!

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  10. I think Halloween is my favorite holiday. It's not as busy as Christmas, but people decorate just as much.

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    1. Patricia - I agree. Both the decorations and the costumes are great! And don't forget the candy... ;)

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  11. This is an awesome read! :) I like spooky stories all year round.

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    1. Thanks, Christine! Yes, there is no wrong season for a spooky story. :)

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  12. Been seeing Demon in the Basement all over the blogosphere lately. Sounds like the perfect read for October, for sure!

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    1. Hi, Heather! So many wonderful people have honored me with a shout out!

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  13. Ooooh, I'm shivering already! Gonna go sneak it into my TBR pile. For sure. If I'm not too scared. Maybe...

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  14. Nothing better than burying yourself under the duvet and scaring yourself silly with a spooky read. The perfect October read!

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    1. Ellie - Along with a steaming cup of Jezebel's hot cider!

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    1. Cathrina - Especially if the duvet is custom treated to keep out the monsters... ;)

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  16. You guys have the corner on haunting tales! This is your holiday for sure.

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    1. Lee - I wonder what that says about us? ;)

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  17. Hey River,

    I know, where have I been? Spook or what, eh! Looks like a haunting read and I always go a hunting for a haunting.

    Almost "Howloween" as a certain dawg would say :)

    Yes, consider this post shared, somewhat late, but what the heck.....

    Gary

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    1. Thanks, Gary! And Penny too, of course. Can't have a howling good time without her. :)

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