The weather’s turning, the leaves are falling, the hobos are being hunted by angry pumpkin elementals, their heads emptied out and stuffed with candles. That’s right, folks. Halloween’s just around the corner.
And how better to celebrate the creepy season than a free copy of the Halloween anthology DEADLY TREATS with my zombie short story WORLD’S GREATEST DAD?
Or maybe some tales of the Mad City with DON’T READ THIS BOOK that includes my story DON’T LOSE YOUR PATIENTS?
Or even, if you’re inclined to *ahem* “A head-shakingly perfect blend of zombie schlock, deadpan wit, startling profanity, desperate improvisation and inventive brilliance.” my novel CITY OF THE LOST?
Interested? I thought so. Here’s the deal.
Two things you gotta do. 1) Follow me on Twitter. My handle’s @sblackmoore. 2) Tell me you want in, either on Twitter or here in the comments. Either’s fine.
I’m running this contest from now until next Friday, the 19th. I’ll pick five people and those folks will either get a copy of DEADLY TREATS, DON’T LOSE YOUR PATIENTS or CITY OF THE LOST. Your choice. Paper or digital. ‘Cause I’m all 21st mother-fuckin’ century over here.
Now some caveats. Overseas shipping is an ass-kicker and digital isn’t always available in non-US countries for various stupid fucking reasons. And digital might not even be available for your device. So, this IS open to non-North America, BUT if you win and we can’t figure out how to get a book out to you, you’re shit outta luck. Believe me, I WANT to get a book to you, but time and space sometimes thwarts the best of intentions.
Do I think that’s gonna be a problem? No, but I want to put this out there to avoid potential disappointment.
Still here? Awesome.
DEADLY TREATS is chock full of Halloween goodness edited by Anne Frasier and filled with stories by the likes of Bill Cameron, Patricia Abbott, David Housewright, Kelly Lynn Parra, Julia Buckley and more. Some of them are scary, some of them are sad, not all of them are horror. But they’re all fun.
DON’T READ THIS BOOK is thirteen stories set in the Mad City, that twisted, shadow world that exists between spaces where the chronically Awake find themselves looking for their hopes, their dreams, their very souls. Edited by Chuck Wendig and including stories by Harry Connolly, Rich Dansky, Matt Forbeck, Laura Anne Gilman, Will Hindmarch, Mur Lafferty, Robin D. Laws, Ryan Macklin, C. E. Murphy, Josh Roby, Greg Stolze, Monica Valentinelli, and me.
Then there’s CITY OF THE LOST. Zombie noir. ‘Nuff said.
And since I’m in a Halloween frame of mind, might I direct you to a couple of free short stories right here on this website that you might be interested in?
DARK AS A DUNGEON – A somewhat Lovecraftian western set in a mining town where things go awful wrong a for a lawman just trying to do his job.
FIX – A short vampire tale set in the same world as my novels CITY OF THE LOST and DEAD THINGS.
So follow me on Twitter, sign up for the contest and five of you lucky folks will be gettin’ books toot-fuckin’-sweet.
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