So I had been planning on writing a free, slightly creepy story and putting it up (for free!) on Halloween to celebrate my favorite non-religious holiday.
However ... I ran into, shall we say, some problems with that plan.
Since I've been meaning to do a ginormous give away and I figured Halloween would be as good a time as any to do it.
Private Dicks: Undercovers
Blood and Lipstick
Like Fire Through Bone
Like Fire Through Bone is my new novel length fantasy story about a baby eating demon and the eunuch trying to stop it. It, I think, has enough creepy to make it a good Halloween read (I also need to get it off my bookshelf)
Plus do you like stories about steampunk detectives and the slightly mad scientists/engineers they fall in love with?
Who doesn't really.
Luckily for you and your steampunk detective/mad scientist needs I have two stories about just such pairings in Private Dicks and Blood and Lipstick.
Private Dicks includes "Regarding the Detective's Companion" my sweet and less than explicit story about a private detective and the genius inventor he falls in love with, set at a steampunk Cambridge University.
Blood and Lipstick includes "Business Makes Strange Bedfellows" my pretty damn explicit story about a genius scientist trying to reanimated the dead and the vampire detective she falls in love with, set in a steampunk New York City.
All these you can have in paperback form.
Speaking of vampires I do have a Halloween story out this year and it is a whopping book sized one:
The Memory of Blood and Lotuses:
Also known as that story where I got to write Set, the Ancient Egyptian God of chaos, secrets and storms, as an actual character who gets to have sexy times.
I will be giving away a ebook copy of this vampire themed Halloween read.
I will also be giving away an ebook copy of last year's Halloween read:
Dyer has a secret, and the only one who can help him keep it, and
thereby help keep him alive, is the beautiful changeling whore that Dyer
visits whenever he's in town—the changeling that Dyer wishes could be
so much more than a man with whom he has struck a bargain.
Do you like early 19th century rent boys? Do you like stories about faeries? Do you like blowjobs in allies ....?
If you said yes to one or all of these than Changeling Moon may be the sexy, fun-sized story for you to read between eating candy, making Halloween themed martinis, and marathoning scary movies (or maybe that's just me.)
Halloween means fall, the weather getting colder, the leaves turning and falling off the trees ... generally this time of year I want to either read horror-esque books or fantasy (lets be real I always want to read fantasy) usually with a real mythological feel to it.
That being said I think it is also an aproprate time of year to give away copies of my troll books. I will be giving them away as ebooks but also as a set so both copies will go to the same person.
Heart of Water and Stone and The Kraken Lord and the Eater of the Sun:
In The Kraken Lord and the Eater of the Sun: Egrill spends his day cloistered in his mountain home, unable to leave
behind memories of the brutal war he fought and the lover he lost in the
fight. But his peaceful solitude is interrupted by a strange creature
that claims to be a mythical Kraken, and Egrill can't deny that he is
certainly like nothing Egrill has ever encountered ...
Set in the same universe both stories deal with main characters who are my re-interpretation of the troll from Norse mythology. Both are slow paced love stories about people who feel outcast and alone finding each other and falling in love. These are excellent books to read on a cold grey day with a cup of hot tea and a plate of cookies.
-The giveaway runs until Midnight of October 30th (EST)
-I will be contacting winners and getting ebooks to them the morning of the 31st. Unfortunately for those of you who want a paperback you won't have it to physically read on Halloween, for which I am sorry.
-To enter: comment with 1) which book (or in the case of the troll books bundle) you want 2.) a way for me to contact you. 3) why you are choosing this book as one of your Halloween reads (even if you will not be reading it on Halloween.)
Bonus: some other nice things you can do are:
-Friend/Follow/Like me: on Twitter, Facebook, or Goodreads
-Tell me in your comment what you favorite Halloween themed mixed drink is and give me a recipe
-Tell me what movie/book is a Halloween tradition for you.
EDIT: the give-away is now closed! Thank you everyone who left a lovely comment, about the books, what movies you watch on Halloween and a least one drink recipe.