Monday, February 28, 2011

Haunted E-book Tour: "Monster Unemployment at Record Highs" at Dollar Bin Horror

What happened to all those great monsters of the 50s, 60s and 70s? Turns out they're struggling to find work. Learn more on today's blog tour stop at Dollar Bin Horror.

Your comment enters you to win the Haunted E-book Tour Grand Prizes, including The Haunted Library and a Kindle (or two)!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

New cover for Jenny Pox, and preview of the Tommy Nightmare cover..

I can't say enough about how happy I am with the job Phatpuppy Art did with the new covers!

For the new Jenny Pox cover, we used the same model & setting as the old cover, but a different picture, and Phatpuppy did amazing things with the color, lighting and other elements of the image.  Here's the new look for Jenny:

Tommy Nightmare, the sequel, will be available in April.  Here's a preview of how that book will look:

These are a big improvement over all my other book covers.  What do you think?  

UPDATE: I also added Tommy Nightmare to Goodreads in case you want to add it to your to-read list. Thanks!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Haunted E-book Tour: "Lesser-Known Ghosts of the Upper Midwest" at Amanda Hocking's place

Since my wife & Amanda are both from the Wisconsin/Minnesota area, I had a lot of fun putting together today's post about some not-so-famous ghosts that may haunt the Upper Midwest (for all I know).

Your comment today enters you to win a triple paperback giveaway as well as the blog tour Grand Prizes, including a Kindle.

Thanks for playing along!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

A major Jenny Pox sequel update...

I'm just letting you know that the sequel to Jenny Pox is substantially complete, though it will still be in the editing process for several weeks.  (Scott Nicholson is also going to edit the book.) I'm at the "line editing" stage now, to be followed by the "proofing" stage and then the "uploading" stage.  And then the "hoping people like it" stage.

I want to thank all the readers who let me know they were excited to read a sequel.  As it turns out, the story I developed grew so involved that I decided it would be best to create a trilogy. I think that anyone who enjoyed the first book will greatly enjoy the second book, and I'm very excited by how Jenny's story is unfolding.

I'm now announcing the release date for the second Jenny Pox: "April."

The third Jenny Pox book has a tentative release date of "the fall."

That's it for today.  I'll put up the cover and the "soundtrack" playlist (an idea I'm copying from Amanda Hocking) as they become available, so check back for more updates.

The title of the second book is Tommy Nightmare.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Haunted E-book Tour: Jo-Anne at Strange Candy Reviews Asks Me Things

Jo-Anne interviewed me for today's blog tour stop, including some talk about ebooks, haunted and otherwise.  This is an official and certified blog stop, and your comment enters you to win the Grand Prizes, including The Haunted Library, the Kindle with WiFi, and the Kindle DX giveaway we'll try to unlock on March 2 (details to come...)

You still have time to gain additional Grand Prize entries by commenting at Clandestine Sanctuary

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Haunted E-book Tour: "Adopting a Rescue Ghost" at Clandestine Sanctuary

Are you ready to add a cuddly, cold, possibly murderous new family member?  If so, join the discussion about adopting a rescue ghost at Clandestine Sanctuary today.  Greyz at Clandestine Sanctuary is also doing a double ebook giveaway of The Haunted E-book and Dark Tomorrows.

Your comment, of course, also enters you for The Haunted E-book Tour Grand Prizes.

Today is also the last day to gain an extra Grand Prizes entry by commenting at Paperback Dolls.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Greyz at "Clandestine Sanctuary" reviews The Haunted E-book. Don't forget to enter for the Grand Prize giveaways at Paperback Dolls and Ex Libris!

Greyz posted her review of The Haunted E-book today.  On Thursday, she'll host another stop on The Haunted E-book Tour at her blog, Clandestine Sanctuary.  Thanks, Greyz!

You still have time to enter for the Kindle and other grand prizes by commenting at Paperback Dolls and Ex Libris. Thanks for following the tour!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Five Reasons Jenny Pox Makes a Great Valentine's Day Gift

Looking for an extra last-minute something for Valentine's Day?  Consider gifting a copy of Jenny Pox.  Here's why:

1. Low price - just $2.99.
2. Convenient - Buy it on Amazon and gift it directly to your beloved's Kindle. (If necessary, run and pick up a Kindle at Staples first.  Those make good gifts, too!)
3. Jenny Pox is a story about finding love in a dark and wicked world--you know, like the one where we live.
4. Buying Jenny Pox is a compliment to your lady friend, because as the Bewitched Bookworms with all their Ph.D's have proved, smart girls love Jenny Pox.
5. There's only a couple months left to read it before the sequel comes out!  And she'll enjoy the anticipation of waiting for the sequel.  You wouldn't want to deny her that, would you?

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Haunted E-book: 113 Winners Have Been Chosen!

The LibraryThing giveaway of 113 ebook copies of The Haunted E-book has ended.  If you're one of the winners, I'll be emailing you a bit later with your ebooks!

You still have seven days left to enter the paperback giveaway on Goodreads.

There's going to be a day, a bit later in the tour, when I gift 20 or more copies of The Haunted E-book via Kindle.  Details on that to come...

Don't forget to enter for the Grand Prizes (including a Kindle or two!) by commenting on the blog tour stops at Paperback Dolls, Ex Libris, and All the Days Of.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Haunted E-book Tour: Evil Spellbooks and a Paperback Giveaway at Paperback Dolls!

What could be more appropriate for the Paperback Dolls than today's blog tour post about evil spell books?  Well, probably something sweet, nice and cuddly, concerning people who fall in love among kittens and puppies.  The lovely Dolls have opened their blog up to The Haunted E-book Tour anyway, for which I am very grateful!

Your comment today enters you to win a pair of paperbacks (Jenny Pox and The Haunted E-book) as well as the Haunted E-book Tour Grand Prizes.

You still have time to gain more Grand Prize entries by commenting at All the Days of and at Ex Libris.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Haunted E-book Tour: Where do old ghosts go when they lose their haunts? Find out at Ex Libris.

Stella at Ex Libris hosts today's blog tour stop, "Where Do Old Ghosts Go?"  Many thanks to Stella for hosting today, and Happy Blogoversary!

Your comment enters you to win a pair of ebooks, plus the blog tour Grand Prizes.

You can also read Stella's review of The Haunted E-book on her blog

You still have time to get an extra entry for the Grand Prizes by commenting at All the Days Of.

Thanks for following the tour!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Haunted E-book Tour "How to Call A Ghost" at All the Days Of...

At All the Days Of, we're talking about how to get in touch with those on the Other Side.  Come share your thoughts!  Your comment enters you to win the Haunted E-book Tour Grand Prizes, like the Haunted Library and the Kindle.

You still have a little time to gain more Grand Prize entries by commenting at The Unread Reader and Book'd Out.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Author John Hartness Reviews Jenny Pox - Rare Chance to Read a Southern Man's Perspective!

Jenny Pox has received some great reviews from women around the world, from England and Germany to Australia and Malaysia.

Now John Hartness, an award-winning poet who grew up in rural South Carolina, gives his views on Jenny Pox, both as a horror novel and as a depiction of life in the Deep South.

John's book The Chosen, a story of bikers, whiskey and archangels, has been on my TBR list for a while. You might try it out and tell me what you think!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Autumn at TBR Pile compares Ashleigh Goodling to Dolores Umbridge! I feel happy.

OK, this review of Jenny Pox is like two months old now, but I ran across it today.  Having a reader compare anything I wrote to master storyteller JK Rowling is just incredibly cool and smile-inducing!

I'm making a note to send her a review copy of the Jenny Pox sequel...

Don't forget to enter to win a Kindle and other Haunted E-book Tour grand prizes by commenting at The Unread Reader and Book'd Out!

Haunted E-book Tour: "Top 6 TV and Movie Ghosts" at The Unread Reader

For today's blog tour stop, I'm talking about some of my favorite ghosts from TV and movies, and asking you to do the same.  Your comments enters you to win free ebooks as well as the blog tour Grand Prizes.  Thanks so much to Missie at The Unread Reader for hosting today's stop!

You have a little bit of time left to gain another Grand Prize entry by commenting at Book'd Out.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

"The Haunted Ebook will grab you and not let go!" Review by LunaMoth at Far From Reality

LunaMoth gives The Haunted E-book a great review at her blog, Far From Reality.  I'll be bringing The Haunted E-book Tour to her blog in March. Thanks, LunaMoth!

Don't forget to enter for the Grand Prizes by commenting at Caffeinated Diva (almost out of time!) and at Book'd Out.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

"Ghost Ships, and Other Unsafe Means of Travel" and paperback giveaway at Book'd Out

At Book'd Out, we're discussing ghost ships, and other things you don't want to see while out on the ocean.

Your comment today enters you to win a paperback of The Haunted E-book, as well the Haunted E-book Tour Grand Prizes!

You still have time to enter for the Grand Prizes by commenting at Bibliophile's Journal and Caffeinated Diva