I HAVE HAD A GREAT TIME this month hosting the horror author “takeover” of the Not Now…Mommy’s Reading book review site! Every day, the site’s owner, Blu, has sponsored a contest for the authors that she and I have pulled in to be featured for the day. And the authors have been amazing… we’ve gotten to read brand new flash fiction, rare reprints, blogs about … all sorts of topics… and a couple days ago, a Werewolf Roundtable hosted by W.D. Gagliani and featuring Ray Garton, Jeff Strand, Jonathan Janz and Glenn Rolfe. Today, to cap it all off… I lured in my favorite modern horror author, Edward Lee, who gave us a sneak peek at the opening of his next novel — White Trash Gothic. I opened the month by posting a brand new short story on the site (“Running Away From A Good Time”) and Lee is closing it with a novel excerpt. In between, has been all sorts of great creepy stuff!
Go check out Lee’s entry today for Halloween, and all of the entries for the month. There are contests on every page, many of which are still open for a few more hours. So put your hat in the ring to win some free books while you’re blog Trick or Treating!
Here are the links to all of the posts:
October 31: Edward Lee – fiction – White Trash Gothic
October 30: Sephera Giron – blog – “A Simple Halloween Wish”
October 29: Rob E. Boley – blog – “Stanley Hotel Writers Retreat”
October 28: Werewolf Roundtable – W.D. Gagliani, Ray Garton, Jeff Strand, Jonathan Janz, Glenn Rolfe
October 27: Loren Rhoads – blog – “Exes and Ohs”
October 26: Martin Mundt – fiction – “The Mouse”
October 24: Kristopher Rufty – blog – “Prank Night: Origins”
October 23: Dark Arts Books Giveaway – Candy in the Dumpster
October 22: Bill Breedlove – fiction – “Game Show”
October 21: Brody Sommers – Book Spotlight
October 20: Adam Pepper – fiction – “Harry Never Smiles”
October 19: Mick Ridgewell – Book Spotlight
October 18: Brian Pinkerton – blog – “Abducted Origins”
October 17: Gary McMahon – Book Spotlight
October 16: Bev Vincent – blog – “The Halloween Tree”
October 15: Lee Thomas – blog – “Fest ‘o Fun”
October 14: Women of Horror Roundtable – Elena Hearty, Sephera Giron and Catherine Cavendish
October 13: Rhiannon Frater – fiction – “She Stands at the Crossroads”
October 12: J. G. Faherty – blog – “Questions for Librarians”
October 11: Gemma Files – blog – “Black Tapes Podcast”
October 10: Glenn Rolfe – fiction – “Flies”
October 9: Ryan C. Thomas – fiction- “The Hallowed Shortcut
October 8: Megan Hart – blog – “Why a Serial?”
October 7: Su Halfwerk – blog – “Horrifying hotels”
October 6: Pembroke Sinclair – blog – “Behind the story”
October 5: Russell R. James – fiction – “The Chosen One”
October 4: Maynard Sims – blog – “Horror at 15 vs. 55”
October 3: John Everson – Welcome + Fiction – “Running Away from a Good Time”
THIS IS THE BIG WEEK, and today’s a big day! I have a handful of things going on for the horror holiday, so I just sent out an e-newsletter with a bunch of points that I thought I’d repost here:
▶ This afternoon, from 5-7 p.m., I’ll be speaking and signing books at the Barnes & Noble, Southland Center in Racine Wisconsin, as part of their annual HorrorFest. My friends W.D. Gagliani and Chris Larson will also be appearing tonight.
▶ TODAY ONLY on Amazon, my novels The Pumpkin Man, and Siren are on an Amazon special Halloween Gold Box Deal for $1.99. There are 50 horror selections in this one-day sale, with books by Graham Masterton, Richard Laymon, Ira Levin, Nate Kenyon, Ania Ahlborn, Jack Ketchum, and many more! My titles are on the 2nd page of the sale listings. Check the sale out here.
▶ Also on Amazon for a few more days, my novel Sacrifice is on a month-long $1.99 Halloween book sale with 49 other titles. You can see it on the suspense page here.
▶ This week, my small press Dark Arts Books will be releasing our first brand new title in four years! Our last few releases have been reissues of out-of-print books, but this month, we’re publishing a brand new short fiction collection from Martin Mundt! This is Marty’s third collection, and also his largest. You do not want to miss this book, it is amazing. Here’s the description:To sleep, perchance to dream… And in dreaming lies the danger! With Martin Mundt as your dangerous Dream Master, in the 27 tales within, you’ll visit places dark and places strange. You’ll live dreams both oddly hilarious and eerily heart-wrenching. From a couple with a fetish for fireworks to a tower of words that reaches to the sky and beyond… from a dominatrix with a perverted parrot to a triptych of El Pollo tales of fowl revenge… from an ex-girlfriend who’d make Kathy Bates’ character in Misery seem like a good time girl to a Lovecraftian descent into the darkest magic… These dreams will kidnap your imagination and take you to places you’ve never dared before to see. Hide all the sharp objects in your bedroom and prepare for some serious Sleepwalking…
▶ As I announced a couple weeks ago, I am serving as the “Horror Host” for the Not Now…Mommy’s Reading book review site all month. They’ve retitled the site for the month as Not Now… Mommy’s Screaming and I’ve lined up a whole calendar of events, fiction and prizes you don’t want to miss! One contest, which is open until Halloween, is an e-book giveaway of Candy In The Dumpster, the first release by my own Dark Arts Books imprint. This one features short stories by the aforementioned Martin Mundt as well as Bill Breedlove, Jay Bonansinga, and myself — including my perennial Halloween tale “Pumpkin Head.” Enter the contest here:
▶ There are a bunch of cool things coming up every day this week on the Not Now…Mommy’s Reading site, so stop by every day — and enter all of the contests! Every day this month the site has opened a new contest, and they’re all still open until Halloween, so go read them and enter! The last few days have featured posts from Kristopher Rufty, Bill Breedlove and Adam Pepper. If you missed the start, I kicked things off with a brand new short story written just for this event, “Running Away From A Good Time.” You can read it here: http://www.notnowmommysreading.com/2015/10/flash-fiction-giveaway-john-everson.html At the end of the story, there’s a contest to win a free ebook or audiobook of my novelette Failure.
THIS MONTH, TO CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN, I am serving as the “Horror Host” for the Not Now…Mommy’s Reading book review site! And I’ve lined up a whole calendar of events, fiction and prizes you don’t want to miss!
Blu, who runs the site, asked me a few weeks ago if I’d host a “horror takeover” of the blog this month to celebrate Halloween. So I put the word out and a month’s worth of amazing authors answered. And Blu temporarily redesigned and retitled the Romance and Horror review blog as “Not Now…Mommy’s Screaming” for October. We’re having a lot of fun with this one.
Every day in October on the blog, you will find a free short story or interesting blog or interview…. and every day you’ll find a contest for e-books, audio books and more. And those contests are ALL open until Oct. 31… so if you missed this week — go back and read all the posts and enter all the contests! Get your horror on!
I kicked things off last Saturday with an intro and a brand new short story written just for this event, “Running Away From A Good Time.” You can read it here: http://www.notnowmommysreading.com/2015/10/flash-fiction-giveaway-john-everson.html
At the end of the story, there’s a contest to win a free ebook or audiobook of my novelette Failure.
Today’s post on the site is a short story called “Flies” from Glenn Rolfe. In between… have been a week’s worth of posts — a cool blog on the horrors of 15 vs. 55 by Maynard Sims, a short story called “The Hallowed Shortcut” from Ryan C. Thomas, a blog about “The Resurrected” from NY Times Bestseller Megan Hart, a cool post about the horror of hotels from Su Halfwerk, a blog about “The Road to Salvations” series by Pembroke Sinclair and a chiller dark magic story from Russell R. James called “The Chosen One.”
Coming up? Three more weeks of daily posts from some of the best horror writers in the genre today! There are round-table interviews with Women in Horror and Werewolf Novel authors, and lots more individual blogs and free fiction.
So stop by http://www.notnowmommysreading.com every day this month and read, enter contests, and chat on the comments if you like with the authors. Start today by looking at everything posted this week!