You’re Here Now, So What’s Next?

Whether you’ve found this site by chance, clicked on a link from Twitter or Facebook, or downloaded a free copy of 30 Minute Plan, you’ve made it. I’m guessing your likes are walks on the beach, people who like to smile, and horror. But wait, before you just go why not take a look at what else I have?

Like the equally free The Beggar’s Bowl? I know, I know, that cover is awful. I’ll probably do another when I get time, but there’s a lot more to be read! Like Fleshbags or Where the Monsters Are, my Halloween book of shorts The Best Night of the YearThere’s just so many to choose from and considering most are only $0.99 you don’t have to pick just one.

Check out my booklist.

Or my UK booklist.

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Vamp-Hire Tonight at Midnight! #iartg

In just under a half hour my first YA novel, Vamp-Hire, will be published by Permuted Press. This is my first, full-length novel since The Ghost Toucher almost five years ago. I’m as excited as I am nervous because this was a new challenge for me as I’ve never really written for a younger audience and it came out a lot better than I expected.
I won’t toot too much, but if you like vampires, I’d say give it a look. It’s been reviewing well so far. I’m going to be doing a giveaway on Facebook tomorrow too (Vamp-Hire Release Party) where you can win a free book from Permuted. I invite you to come over be check it out.

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The Reviews are Coming in for #VampHire #PDF1 #BookBoost #snrtg

In one week, my first YA eBook will be published. As this rolling ball begins really rolling, it’s been getting some excellent reviews too. I’ll just let them speak for themselves.

“Finally, a refreshing addition to the vampire genre.”

“A thrilling novel vampire-lovers can sink their teeth into.”

“A thrilling novel where traditional meets dystopian. Brilliant.”

“Although I am not a huge fan of vampire books, I am a fan of Gerald Rice. I love everything that he has written. And Vamp-Hire is no different. First off, forget all that typical vampire lore. This is nothing like that. This is original and modern and more realistic. It was full of action and emotion and I had a lot of trouble putting it down. I sure hope there will be a sequel to this because I can’t see it ending here. Great job Gerald, I think this may be the best yet!”

You can pre-order a copy of Vamp-Hire for your Kindle.

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Smells Like #bookboost #snrtg #iartg

Smells Like

 

Some books just don’t get enough attention. That being said, I’ve decided to offer my little eBook, Smells Like, for free this weekend. Maybe you’ll think about it during the Big Game or on your way to the store or something, but it’s yours–free for the cost of clicking this link.

I was looking at the Amazon page for this story and saw it doesn’t have anywhere near enough reviews. So why not get a copy and review it?

And as long as you’re already on Amazon, why not hop over to Anything but Zombies and pre-order the anthology before it’s published this May? I’ve already reserved my copy!

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Peter and the Little Boy Eater #snrtg #iartg #bookboost

I was perusing Facebook when I saw an e-publisher looking for manuscripts for children’s books. I thought I’d give them a look because I’ve had a children’s story I wrote about 12 or 13 years ago that I’ve never done anything with.

Website was completely devoid of any relevant information and when I go back to the FB page I notice 2 spelling errors within 10 seconds. Confidence not instilled. I guess I’ll have to keep on looking.

Make sure to come back in time for the February 24 release of Vamp Hire from Permuted Press. And pre-order Anything but Zombies, available this May from Simon & Schuster!

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Ghost Stories

Ghost Stories

I got this book back way back in 1984 for Christmas. It was one of the very first non-school related books I ever received. My brother got a different book by the same publisher, but he wasn’t as big a reader as me (nerd). I loved reading the stories and re-read the one by Poe several times about the dying girl who predicted she would return as an animal, then a half-naked African boy.

I would often read this book in class rather than pay attention to whatever the teacher was saying. One day in 7th grade, I left my book beneath my desk after Mr. Greg’s class and realized I’d forgotten it several hours later. I rushed back to his class and checked beneath the desk to find it gone. I never got my book back, but I never forgot it, either. Over the next few months, I checked the shelves of all my local book stores. B. Dalton, Waldonbooks (they were owned by Barnes and Noble and Borders, but the bigger book stores hadn’t made it to southeast Michigan even though Borders was headquartered out of Ann Arbor) didn’t have a copy and with a general title like Ghost Stories nobody could locate it.

After some industrious searching, I finally found my book and ordered it. I can’t wait for this gem to arrive in the mail. Maybe I’ll read it to my daughter for bedtime.

You can grab a copy of Ghost Stories for as little as $0.01. And don’t forget about Vamp Hire, coming February 24 from Permuted Press!

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The Secret’s Out for this Website

I’ve already espoused the virtues of Bookbub and more people are learning about it all the time. I just stumbled across an article on The Book Insider. Bookbub is a great site to learn about books in genres readers love and get those books at a 50%+ discount. I’ve used this site twice before and definitely will again in the future.

Read the Book Insider article here

Download a copy of Where the Monsters Are for only $0.99. And reserve your copy of Anything but Zombies! today.

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Cover Reveal for Vamp Hire #iartg #snrtg #bookboost

I just got this from the publisher a few days ago. It’s gritty, it’s dark, it’s perfect! I’m really excited for February 24th to get here.

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Don’t be Alone Tonight

Curl up with a nice book you can download for free. The Nooner, until midnight tonight.

 

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It’s My Birthday! #iartg #bookboost #snrtg

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Today is the day. I intend to sit around the house, watch TV and play video games. You can have just as much fun as me if you get yourself a few free books for your Kindle. You can download these titles free through the end of the year on Amazon (except The Nooner; that one goes free on the 29th): The Revelation, The Closet, Slay Me, The Dogs of City Hall, The Nooner. If you download from your computer, please tweet it to me @GeraldRice or use hashtag #rzp.

Oh, and if you like the first two installments of the Returned series, download a copy of The Bargain. It’s only $0.99.

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