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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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Happy Birthday to Me to You! #iartg #bookboost #snrtg

The Bargain

This Sunday’s my birthday. Why not celebrate with me and download a few free books for your Kindle? You can get these titles free starting Sunday 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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Now that I’m Done…

So the principal edits have been completed on Anything but ZombiesSimon & Schuster has their own copy editors and proofreaders so I’m expecting to see some corrections in the near future, but I can comfortably say I’m done. Now I’m in the enviable position of being done with a major project and having any direction to go in and no direction particularly in mind, all those ideas that swam into my head that I had to keep pushing aside can be properly considered. I probably should go back to editing Axe to the Face. I love the story and want to see it out there, but it’s pretty much been on ice for like a year (I remember walking the dog in the summer last year and dictating at the same time). I’d say I have no fewer than five ideas I’d like to write right now.

I’m not considering writing a sequel to Vamp-Hire until I see how the first one performs when it’s published in February. I do have an idea where I’d like that story to go, but I’m loathe to put anything down on paper for fear of feeling like I’m locking anything in.

Do I write the sequel to Fleshbags? Or work on that idea for a follow-up to The Prophet? I love both stories, but I think those need to marinate a while too. I sat down with my notebook and jotted down some ideas for two possible stories that have been stirring through my mind the last few months. There’s every likelihood it’ll be one of those two, but I also have an idea to reboot my Returned series as a three-novel trilogy. I might even revisit my blog series DethM8.

I’m not going to announce what I’m doing until I’m past the point of no-return with it. Again, I don’t want to feel like I’m locked in without truly being locked in. But the up side is I’ll be around to blog more. At least for now.

 

Hey, why not check out a book or two while you are here? If you’re looking for something other than a zombie, might I suggest Where the Monsters Are?

And come back tomorrow for my review of Tony Harrington and Wyatt Adams’ Lamb of God.

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#TheWalkingDead: Tree Symbols Morgan Saw Will Soon be Explained

Okay, I saw the premier episode of season 5, but I completely missed this in the end credits. So I’m going to have to defer to another site instead of posting my own comments. This is provided, courtesy of Wetpaint.com

Morgan Jones (Lennie James) saw funky marks on a tree in the extra scene after the credits on The Walking DeadSeason 5 premiere. The marks were located just behind the Terminus sign that had been adapted by Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) to read “NO Sanctuary.”

Here’s something you may not have known, though: AMC posted a rundown of the first episode, and they noted a big time jump for this particular scene:

“Months after Rick’s escape from Terminus, a masked stranger marches down the railroad tracks. He stops to see the Terminus sign Rick modified, and hangs his head. He removes his mask. It’s Morgan.”

To see the end credits clip, click here.

Looking for a great read this Halloween? Download The Best Night of the Year; 3 scary tales for only $0.99!

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Did You Stay ’til the End? #TheWalkingDead

I didn’t. And I missed this:

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