Thursday, December 30, 2010

Jenny Pox wins an 'Indie' from Red Adept -- #1 Horror Novel of 2010

Somehow, Jenny Pox squeaked past books from top horror authors Jack Kilborn and Willie Meikle to win #1 in indie horrorRed Adept is known for being a tough, honest reviewer and a big supporter of indie authors.  This award completely caught me by surprise! 

Kilborn is also J.A. Konrath, whose blog is a must-read for indie authors.  Meikle describes himself as a writer of "pulp" science fiction and horror, and what's cooler than that? 

2 out of 5 Bewitched Bookworms agree: Jenny Pox makes the 'Best Of' 2010 list(s)!

The Bewitched Bookworms have included me in two of their 'Best of 2010' lists.  See these posts by One Pushy Fox and Heather.  Heather calls Jenny Pox "the best book by an Indie that I read this year," while Pushy laments seeing Sarah Palin rather than Jenny Pox on the NY Times bestseller list.

This makes the fifth or sixth time I've been featured on Bewitched Bookworms this year.  I'm going to have to designate Pushy Fox and Heather the official "#1 Fan of Jenny Pox." Of course, it's an award they'll have to share.  I hope it doesn't lead to a rough custody battle. 

I don't have a fancy bronze statuette to give them, but I will send each of them an autographed paperback of Jenny Pox, when I get more paperbacks in a few weeks.

Monday, December 27, 2010

My Blood Approves: a blog on my day off

My Blood Approves: a blog on my day off: "I'm on vacation right now. I'm counting this as a 'pleasure' blog and not a 'work' blog. And also I'm bragging. Why am I bragging you ask? B..."

The above blog post is by Amanda Hocking, who not only writes great paranormal novels, but is an incredibly cool and generous person. I'm still blushing after reading it...

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas and a Dark Tomorrow! (new short story collection just 99 cents)

Merry Christmas!

I won't be online much this weekend, but I just wanted to announce that the short story collection Dark Tomorrows is finally available for Kindle! (It will be available on Nook very soon, like maybe today...)

This new collection includes:

"Spectrum" - A highly adaptable alien crashes into a Shoney's in Tennessee.

"The Fortune Teller's Lament" - A psychic finds his life slowly ruined by a coin-operated fortune-telling machine.

"The Officefrau" - A strange invasive species is moving into Dave's office.

"The Fixer" - At first, Norton thought he'd found an accounting error. Now he's spending Christmas Eve with a special security agent from his company, and learning he found much more.

"Bad Code" - Donald lost himself deep inside the company network, and now he's trying to put himself back together.

"The Long Night" - A spaceship crew is taking a few hundred million tons of radioactive waste away from civilized space. But there's another kind of evil inside the cargo bay, and it wants out.

Plus two bonus stories by Amanda Hocking - "The Second Coming of Pippykins" and "Of Shoes and Doom"!

Monday, December 20, 2010

More from the Bewitched Bookworms: A "Notable Quotable" from Mid-Afternoon...

These ladies are really working to let people know about my books!  Isn't that great?  I think it's great.

Notable Quotables

Monday, December 13, 2010

Jenny Pox featured on Daily Cheap Reads!

Jenny Pox is featured on Daily Cheap Reads today. This is a great site for getting exposure for indie books. Many thanks to Paula for helping me let people know about Jenny Pox!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Jenny Pox paperbacks now just $8.99!

After some reformatting, Jenny Pox can now be purchased in paperback for only $8.99.  I'm very glad I can offer it at a lower price now.  And there's still time before Christmas. :)

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Gods of Pestilence, and Other Happy Subjects

Jo-Anne at Strange Candy asked if I would write about the powers possessed by Jenny, Ashleigh and Seth in Jenny PoxHere's my guest post (with ebook giveaway).

Friday, December 3, 2010

Try The Red Church by Scott Nicholson, on sale for 99 cents!

Scott Nicholson is one of my favorite horror authors, and he's celebrating the end of his massive blog tour by putting The Red Church on sale for just 99 cents today. I own this in paperback and it's a great read! You can try it at Amazon: