The Tree – A ghost Story – Part 2, written by amazing author F. E. Feeley! I love it!
Allan and Helen Krummenacker’s book is ready for pre-order! Have fun! 🙂
Only 6 more days until Nathan and company arrive, just in time for Halloween!
It’s been a long time in the making, but “The Vampyre Blogs – Coming Home” is arriving in just 7 more days. But you don’t have to wait to order your copy now. In fact you can pre-order the book and get 25% off the regular asking price. That’s right, you can order an e-copy for just $2.99 (after October 28th, the price will be $3.99).
Furthermore, the book will be available in all e-reader formats such as Kindle, Nook, Sony, Apple, PDF, Kobo and others.
Signed trade paperback copies will also be available for $12.00 plus $3.00 shipping and handling anywhere in the United States. Overseas mailing will cost slightly more. For anyone interested in getting a signed copy, please e-mail us at: http://allankrummenacker.wixsite.com/allan-krummenacker/contact
Here’s a sneak peak inside the novel:
I skipped my last class…
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Nightmare at Walmart by Kim Solem
Forget a haunted house
Or an old cemetery
I know of a place
That’s far more scary
Want a real fright?
Visit a Wal-Mart
On this coming
There you’ll find
Lots of creatures
That desire to do
Bad things to me
And horrible ghastly
Things to you
Like ghosts and ghouls
And wicked witches
Behind the counter
At Customer Service
Don’t have a receipt?
You best be nervous
That hag with unkempt hair
Is nasty and vicious
You also need beware
Of rabid werewolves
Lurking in housewares
Not even vampires
Armed with silverware
Dare venture there
And in the pharmacy
Crazed Psycho Suzies
And strung out zombies
Hyped up on Sam’s Candy
Will make you score them
Some chemical therapy
Worst place to stay away
Is the games and toys section
Where insane killer clowns
Wait for unsuspecting children
So unless you want to
Witness the disturbing
Hear the bloodcurdling
And observe the unnerving
Best not do any shopping
At Wal-Mart on All Hallows’ Eve
Or you’ll see things disconcerting
Troubling unsettling and distressing
Things no one else will ever believe
And in fitful slumber turbulent
You’ll forever be cursed
With terrible haunting dreams
That can never be thwart
Of your Halloween nightmare
At Wal-Mart after dark
Things That Go In The Night an old crone recollects…. by Kat Everitt
there are things that go bump in the night
leave then an never come home
o, they are illusions and delusions
they are denials and projections
shadow hands on shadow walls
an yes, there was that spider
it went into a crack that wasn’t there
when I went after it with the kleenex
an there was the panther named Bill
from my childhood who was a poem
of his very own an a friend of the
niece of the emperor of China – sure,
I was scared when he was right there
by the chicken coup o, all the little ladies
were clucking their heads off an feathers
were flying but yes, gone, he was gone
by the time I loaded Dad’s rifle and Dad
came down stairs an said what in the hey
are you doin’ down here, Sissy? and I
was not sure. o then, I ate too many of
them kitkats an kisses an candy corns an
snicker bars an’ three musketeers yep, all
my favorites an’ my costume got all ripped
an’ stinky with sweat an’ sticky with candy
but, o my, it was Hallow’s Eve, child, an’
I was a young un like you here, an it was
all for fun ‘cept Brother got spanked for
toilet paperin’ Mrs. Brighton’s trees, well,
‘cept for that, o, we used to have big huge
scares, and lots of fun, an magic, yes, child,
I did and I do, believe in Magic.
why, don’t you, child? don’t you?….
The Beauty of Halloween’s Ugly Side by Chimezie Ihekuna
It was a special good evening…
I was about to enter the right of wining…
So I engaged my mind in deep thinking…
The inspiration led me to singing:
‘’Though I thought she was near
Decorated pumpkins she wear
“Jack-o-Lanterns!” she hear
Her scary face not mere
Playing tricks she spare
Her horror brings fear
Lighted bonfires she dare
Her costume colors the white bear
At night, the vampire in her is brought to bear
Her Ghost travels in time’s fare
Her witch-wizard identity she pair
This is seen from her two-eye rear’
She’s beautiful when her ugly side is seen, my dear!’’
‘You sang well about me’ a voice whispered
‘Me?’ I wondered, looking around the place to find the whisperer
‘It’s me… The Beauty…that has its shades of ugliness’ replied the voice
‘What’s that supposed to mean?’ I asked, looking confused
‘Though what makes the Hallo in me makes you Win’ it responded, a bit louder
‘I’m your companion for the day…Halloween!’
(The Voice Disappeared)
‘Oh, it’s Halloween!’ I consciously remembered
‘Now I know why I must win’
Later that evening…
I deliberately made The beauty of the shades of ugliness my companion…
By simply appreciating Halloween’s Conviction.
WHEN formatting your paperback manuscript for CreateSpace you can get away with a fair amount of fancy formatting. Fancy fonts, dropcaps, inserted widgets, bullets, tables, and all sorts of other things can be used. Pretty much if it’s locked into your PDF it will appear in your book. If you can’t lock it into your PDF then it won’t appear in your paperback. A Kindle eBook on the other hand should be rather thought of as an HTML page – just like a web page. The same way that when you set up a post on your WordPress blog various HTML codes are used for different things, when your eBook gets translated into HTML for publishing it will take anything that would normally be written as code and try to use that, often with disastrous results – rather than the gorgeous bullet list or laboriously tabbed lists that took you…
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Oh yes, dear Followers! Halloween is not only the “contest deadline” but also the Release Date for Allan and Helen Krummenacker’s “The Vampyre Blogs – Coming Home”. You don’t want to miss that!
“The Vampyre Blogs – Coming Home” will be arriving in exactly two weeks!
That’s right folks, Halloween will be arriving a couple of days early, so get ready to grab the next installment of the Para-Earth Series. The novel will be available in all formats including Trade Paperback, Kindle, Nook, Apple, Sony and all other e-readers, as well as PDF for those who like reading books on their computers.
Within these pages you’ll meet a whole new breed of vampire who drinks blood, sleeps in the ground, avoids sunlight (because he’ll start to sparkle as in about to spontaneously combust), and cannot eat garlic. Yet he’s also one of the best people you’d ever want have on your side in a bad situation, as any regular reader of this blog can tell you.
For those who haven’t met Nathan yet, here he is to say a few words:
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Picture courtesy of: http://preventioncdnndg.org/eco-quartier/eco-tips-for-halloween/
The wind is blowing the leaves around.
They hide in crannies and nooks.
Cowering, shivering, hope not to be found
By phantoms, ghosts and spooks,
For tonight the veil may tear.
Build a bonfire, create some light.
The spirits are afraid.
They like the shadows, shun what’s bright
And lurk within the shade
For tonight they cross the veil.
Halloween has arrived
I thought it never would
Extra time to prepare
So I guess it’s all good
My costume is perfect
That cool trophy is mine!
And I’ll get lots of treats
With no curfew this time!
Later I’ll eat candy
And admire my prize
I wish time moved faster
Need sunset not sunrise!
Finally its time to go
Just need to grab my sack
No NO this cannot be
Please someone take it back
I can’t pick up the bag!
This is truly not right
I’ve done so much planning
Please let this be my night!!!
Popcorn balls and candy
There will be none for me
Perfect costume a waste
I’ll not win the trophy
Must practice up my “boos”
That’s all that I can do
Perhaps since I’m a ghost
I can scare a few of you!
SCRATCHES by Micki Peluso
A scratch, a scratch, upon my door
Something out there wants, implores
Old dog snoring, fat cat sleeps
Incessant racket—no relief
Alone with these ungodly sounds
I tremble as my fears unbound
Not cat, nor dog, can sense or hear
The scratches, scratching that I fear
It’s Halloween Eve, spirits seek entry
As hideous Ghouls stand as sentry
Ghosts, goblins and their kind
Spasms of dread pulsate my mind
Scratches dig deeper, louder still
Drawing me to it against my will
Trembling, I reach for the lock
No! My mind reaches out to block
The subliminal urge to heed the call
Quaking, bracing back against the wall
I smell fetid odors of evil’s spoor
And scratching, scratching at my door
Lured seductively, I lift the latch
Confront a terror that knows no match
Succumbing to the horrific task
It’s two feet tall and wears a mask!
Night sky lit by blood-red moon
Face to face with an irate raccoon!
Its beady eyes reflect a glare
Unafraid, it stands tall and stares
I draw a breath, deep with relief
Twas just a critter gave me grief
Yet nights may come; how soon, how near?
When it returns to refuel my fear
And the hideous scratch upon my door
No longer animal—so much more
The coon dashes off across the lawn
Innocent creature, perhaps . . .
Mayhap, the devil’s spawn
All pictures are provided by the respective poets. Please respect their copyright. Thank you. A.J. Alexander
Thank you, Story Reading Ape, for the smile. I love Maxine! 🙂
James Calbraith has provided us with a blog post that contains links to 90 Sites to advertise our books. Thank you so much James! Your work and generosity is greatly appreciated!!
As far as I’m aware, this is the most comprehensive list of book promo sites anywhere on the internet. The list was compiled from various online sources, most notably – Rachelle’s Window (go there and thank her! 🙂 she also lists Alexa rankings for the sites) and my own research. As of updating this on April 17th 2016, all the links below are working. Note that I can’t guarantee that the sites themselves are still working, that the forms lead anywhere, or that you will actually get anything for your money.
Majority of these sites advertise books when they’re free, as part of KDP Select or Smashword promo. If you want to promote a paid book, you usually need to pay extra.
Don’t forget you can also promote your tweets and Facebook posts on Twitter and Facebook, though that is known to be not very effective unless you know…
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Writers hear that they’re supposed to personalize their queries–but “how personal, exactly?” is the most common question. The best queries show that they have engaged with us before (on Twitter, read an interview, or a blog post of ours) and have done their research. It’s easier than you think to show that personal touch.
Below are TEN great query intro’s you can model yours after:
“You’ve mentioned on your blog an interest in XX and so BOOK TITLE HERE might be of special interest to you.”
“After reading (and loving) CLIENT BOOK TITLE HERE, I am submitting BOOK TITLE HERE for your review.”
“I noticed on Manuscript Wishlist you are looking for XX and XX so I’m submitting BOOK TITLE HERE.”
“I am seeking representation for my novel, BOOK TITLE HERE, a work of XX complete at XX-words. For readers of XX and CLIENT BOOK TITLE HERE.”
“I enjoyed your interview…
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