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 Grinning Skull Press Brings You...

 Nikolis Cole: The Low-Rise Saint by Richard Black - Terrifying Paranormal Horror Now Only $1.99

The death of a Drug Lord's first lieutenant ignites an all-out war between two rival gangs, a war that has raged on for a year. Homicide detective Karen Oswalt realizes she has no chance of bringing peace to the streets unless she can find the murderer, but it appears to have been the perfect crime. No witnesses. At least none have come forward. But all that is about to change. With one phone call from an informant long-thought dead, Karen Oswalt and her partner are about to come face to... uh... well, face with the killer....




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FREE until Sunday 13th July!!

Get two gritty crime/horror stories in one in Lost Soul City: Stories From Southeil Homicide...

Lost Soul City: Stories From Southeil Homicide

Featuring Detectives Karen Oswalt and Leon Barnes...

Includes
Neighbourhood: A Southeil Story
Violence is a disease
A senseless tragedy. A stray bullet fired in a battle over a street corner takes the life of an eleven year old girl...or so it appears.
Detective Karen Oswalt and her partner Leon Barnes suspect that all is not what it seems.
Was this an accidental gangland killing, or premeditated murder?

The Legend Of Nikolis Kolbe: Patron Saint Of Junkies (Revised Edition)
Where man's justice doesn't reach out, a higher justice will reach down
There's a war in Southeil City, and Detectives Karen Oswalt and Leon Barnes have hit a brick wall in their investigations.
Out of nowhere they get a call from Slug, an old informant, who claims to have witnessed the murder that initiated a bloody war between two of Southeil's most notorious drug lords.

He tells them the killer is Nikolis Kolbe, Saint Nik, The Headless Saint of Junkies.

Thinking there might be some truth to this junkie's delusions, and with no other leads, the detectives follow Slug down to the low rises, where a reckoning awaits...



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Why not scare yourself stupid with this terrifying short story collection, FREE this Friday 7th February to Sunday 9th.



CIGARETTES AND APPARITIONS TALES OF PSYCHOS, SPIRITS, MONSTERS AND MADNESS!





What is it that draws us to the dark side?

Tales of mad scientists and twisted killers amuse us.

Stories of vengeful spirits and grotesque freaks of nature delight us.

The devil himself would weep at the horrors we gleefully conjure in our imaginations.


"Cigarettes & Apparitions". Five horrifying tales of Psychos, Spirits, Monsters and Madness. Stories that will terrify you to the pit of your very soul, and make you question your own humanity.



You can watch the trailer here...

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UU7e4ylHNcM" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UU7e4ylHNcM</a>





If you enjoy Cigarettes & Apparitions, you might want to download my urban horror novelette The Legend of Nikolis Kolbe, Patron Saint of Junkies...

There's a war in Southeil City, and Detectives Oswalt and Barnes have hit a brick wall in their investigations.
Out of nowhere they get a call from Slug, an old informant, who claims to have witnessed the murder that initiated a bloody war between two of Southeil's most notorious drug lords.

He tells them the killer is Nikolis Kolbe, Saint Nik, The Patron Saint of Junkies.

Thinking there might be some truth to this junkie's delusions, and with no other leads, the detectives follow Slug down to the low rises, where a reckoning awaits...





Now also available in paperback, as the title story in horror collection The Legend of Nikolis Kolbe & Other Stories...

http://www.amazon.com/The-Legend-Nikolis-Kolbe-Junkies/dp/1494213664/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1391685721&sr=8-2&keywords=the+legend+of+nikolis+kolbe






P.S If you download this collection, I'd appreciate it if you would leave a review, as short or as long as you like.





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The Legend Of Nikolis Kolbe, urban crime/horror, now only 99c!






There's a war in Southeil City, and Detectives Oswalt and Barnes have hit a brick wall in their investigations.
Out of nowhere they get a call from Slug, an old informant, who claims to have witnessed the murder that initiated a bloody war between two of Southeil's most notorious drug lords.

He tells them the killer is Nikolis Kolbe, Saint Nik, The Patron Saint of Junkies.

Thinking there might be some truth to this junkie's delusions, and with no other leads, the detectives follow Slug down to the low rises, where a reckoning awaits...

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The Legend Of Nikolis Kolbe, urban crime/horror, now only 99c!






There's a war in Southeil City, and Detectives Oswalt and Barnes have hit a brick wall in their investigations.
Out of nowhere they get a call from Slug, an old informant, who claims to have witnessed the murder that initiated a bloody war between two of Southeil's most notorious drug lords.

He tells them the killer is Nikolis Kolbe, Saint Nik, The Patron Saint of Junkies.

Thinking there might be some truth to this junkie's delusions, and with no other leads, the detectives follow Slug down to the low rises, where a reckoning awaits...

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Download How I Fell In Love And Got New Speakers For My Car FREE from the 21st to the 25th November...








"How I Fell In Love And Got New Speakers For My Car"
A kinda romantic comedy about being young, being bored, being drunk, being dumb and being in love.

This distinctly Irish teen comedy is followed by "A Eulogy For Benji", a story about a cantankerous old drunk giving a church full of mourners a piece of his mind,
and "A Platter of Oddities", a collection of twisted and peculiar poems, short fairy tales and anecdotes.

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Why not scare yourself stupid with this terrifying short story collection, FREE this Friday 7th February to Sunday 9th.



CIGARETTES AND APPARITIONS TALES OF PSYCHOS, SPIRITS, MONSTERS AND MADNESS!





What is it that draws us to the dark side?

Tales of mad scientists and twisted killers amuse us.

Stories of vengeful spirits and grotesque freaks of nature delight us.

The devil himself would weep at the horrors we gleefully conjure in our imaginations.


"Cigarettes & Apparitions". Five horrifying tales of Psychos, Spirits, Monsters and Madness. Stories that will terrify you to the pit of your very soul, and make you question your own humanity.



You can watch the trailer here...

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UU7e4ylHNcM" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UU7e4ylHNcM</a>





If you enjoy Cigarettes & Apparitions, you might want to download my urban horror novelette The Legend of Nikolis Kolbe, Patron Saint of Junkies...

There's a war in Southeil City, and Detectives Oswalt and Barnes have hit a brick wall in their investigations.
Out of nowhere they get a call from Slug, an old informant, who claims to have witnessed the murder that initiated a bloody war between two of Southeil's most notorious drug lords.

He tells them the killer is Nikolis Kolbe, Saint Nik, The Patron Saint of Junkies.

Thinking there might be some truth to this junkie's delusions, and with no other leads, the detectives follow Slug down to the low rises, where a reckoning awaits...





Now also available in paperback, as the title story in horror collection The Legend of Nikolis Kolbe & Other Stories...

http://www.amazon.com/The-Legend-Nikolis-Kolbe-Junkies/dp/1494213664/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1391685721&sr=8-2&keywords=the+legend+of+nikolis+kolbe






P.S If you download this collection, I'd appreciate it if you would leave a review, as short or as long as you like.





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My short story collection, "Missing Malerie And Other Stories About Family" is now only 99c!

Cathy Speight from "Cath n Kindle Books Reviews" gave it 5 Stars, calling the stories "...touching, poignant, a bit sad with a tug at the heartstrings, but they are bursting with emotion, feeling, even hope."

"Missing Malerie" is a collection of three short stories about ordinary families struggling to cope with extraordinary loss.

In "One More Chocolate Santa Before Bedtime", a father and daughter spend their first Christmas Eve together without mommy.

In "Sons & Fathers", two families of men are haunted by the past on the anniversary of a tragic accident.

And in the title story, "Missing Malerie", a young girl disappears on a school trip to The Burren. The story chronicles the lives of her devastated family over the course of the next decade.

"To be happy again, I thought I would have to forget about her...I was terrified of forgetting, as if I ever could."


You can find "Missing Malerie" as well as my horror collection, "Cigarettes & Apparitions" at the links below.

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The Book Bazaar / Post Your Book Trailers!
« on: October 05, 2012, 03:02:43 AM »
Hi all

Trailer for my horror and Speculative fiction collection, "Cigarettes & Apparitions". Check out the trailer below.

(Warning! Contains images that some might find disturbing.)

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UU7e4ylHNcM" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UU7e4ylHNcM</a>

Must warn you, it's a little bit graphic.



<merged with existing thread.  --Ann>

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The Book Bazaar / Re: Halloween Books written by KindleBoard members
« on: October 05, 2012, 01:59:26 AM »
Book sounds great Casper, like the synopsis. Here's my collection of horror and speculative fiction, available now for 99c.



What is it that draws us to the dark side?

Tales of mad scientists and twisted killers amuse us.

Stories of vengeful spirits and grotesque freaks of nature delight us.

The devil himself would weep at the horrors we gleefully conjure in our imaginations.


"Cigarettes & Apparitions". Five horrifying tales of Psychos, Spirits, Monsters and Madness. Stories that will terrify you to the pit of your very soul, and make you question your own humanity.


Trailer can be found here...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UU7e4ylHNcM&feature=youtu.be


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Here's my two short story collections, both available for 99c





What is it that draws us to the dark side?

Tales of mad scientists and twisted killers amuse us.

Stories of vengeful spirits and grotesque freaks of nature delight us.

The devil himself would weep at the horrors we gleefully conjure in our imaginations.


"Cigarettes & Apparitions". Five horrifying tales of Psychos, Spirits, Monsters and Madness. Stories that will terrify you to the pit of your very soul, and make you question your own humanity.






"Missing Malerie" is a collection of three short stories about ordinary families struggling to cope with extraordinary loss.

In "One More Chocolate Santa Before Bedtime", a father and daughter spend their first Christmas Eve together without mommy.

In "Sons & Fathers", two families of men are haunted by the past on the anniversary of a tragic accident.

And in the title story, "Missing Malerie", a young girl disappears on a school trip to The Burren. The story chronicles the lives of her devastated family over the course of the next decade.

"To be happy again, I thought I would have to forget about her...I was terrified of forgetting, as if I ever could."

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The Book Corner / Re: Which one to read for Halloween?
« on: October 04, 2012, 08:22:40 AM »
John Connolly's collection "Nocturne" is also rather chilling. "The Book of Lost Things" by Connolly, a story about fairy stories and the power that books have to shape our world and our imaginations, is terrific.  His Charlie Parker novel's are pretty great too, crime novels with just a touch of  the supernatural...









and the first Charlie Parker...



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The Book Corner / Re: So, what are you reading?? (2012 edition)
« on: October 04, 2012, 08:12:16 AM »
Bubba Ho Tep. It's set in a retirement home, where old Elvis teams up with a black guy who thinks his JFK to kill a mummy. Need I say more? Okay, I'll say more. One of the funniest short stories I've read. The film staring Bruce Campbell is hilarious too.








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The Book Corner / Re: Zombie recommendations - frustrated
« on: October 04, 2012, 08:02:07 AM »
I don't know if you read comic book, but The Walking Dead is one the best examples of the zombie sub genre, in any medium. There is, of course, a tv show, but it's not nearly as dark.

Alternatively, I hear the book World War Z is good, one of the greatest examples of zombie literature ever in fact.

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"The Taking" by Dean Koontz, true garbage. I read it because I was looking for something similar to Stephen King's work, and Koontz was recommended to me. Perhaps this is a poor example of his work, but it's still his work, so kind of turned me off reading anything by Koontz again.

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The Book Corner / Re: First lines that really turned me off
« on: October 03, 2012, 09:51:39 AM »
Any first line that describes a character waking up. Could there be anything more boring? Maybe "He was asleep" followed by a description of him waking up.

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The Book Corner / Re: Which one to read for Halloween?
« on: October 02, 2012, 10:20:45 AM »
Can't beat a good horror short story collection, the scariest stories I've read have all be shorts. Any addition of The Mammoth Book Of Best New Horror. It's a fantastic annual anthology, and has bio's and an introduction from each author. It also contains contact addresses for the dedicated horror fan and writers alike.

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Looking for the perfect read to get you in the Halloween spirit?


                                                   CIGARETTES AND APPARITIONS

                            TWISTED TALES OF PSYCHOS, SPIRITS, MONSTERS AND MADNESS!


What is it that draws us to the dark side?

Tales of mad scientists and twisted killers amuse us.

Stories of vengeful spirits and grotesque freaks of nature delight us.

The devil himself would weep at the horrors we gleefully conjure in our imaginations.


"Cigarettes & Apparitions". Five horrifying tales of Psychos, Spirits, Monsters and Madness. Stories that will terrify you to the pit of your very soul, and make you question your own humanity.



This collection of horror and dark speculative fiction will be available FREE this weekend, Friday through Sunday. You can find it at the following link...


http://www.amazon.com/Cigarettes-Apparitions-Twisted-Monsters-ebook/dp/B0098IAQ0Y/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1347418527&sr=8-2&keywords=cigarettes+and+apparitions


If you download, please consider leaving a brief review on the books Amazon page. Thank you.

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I've just released a collection of horror and speculative fiction for only 99c. Best read under the covers by flashlight on Halloween night...

CIGARETTES AND APPARITIONS TALES OF PSYCHOS, SPIRITS, MONSTERS AND MADNESS!


What is it that draws us to the dark side?

Tales of mad scientists and twisted killers amuse us.

Stories of vengeful spirits and grotesque freaks of nature delight us.

We derive a morbid pleasure from staring into the devil's eyes, never seeming to realize...

The devil is staring right back.

The stories in this collection are what the devil saw when he looked into our souls. Five horrifying tales of Psychos, Spirits, Monsters and Madness.







My short story collection, "Missing Malerie And Other Stories About Family" is also available FREE for another few hours...

"Missing Malerie" is a collection of three short stories about ordinary families struggling to cope with extraordinary loss.

In "One More Chocolate Santa Before Bedtime", a father and daughter spend their first Christmas Eve together without mommy.

In "Sons & Fathers", two families of men are haunted by the past on the anniversary of a tragic accident.

And in the title story, "Missing Malerie", a young girl disappears on a school trip to The Burren. The story chronicles the lives of her devastated family over the course of the next decade.

"To be happy again, I thought I would have to forget about her...I was terrified of forgetting, as if I ever could."



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Writers' Cafe / Re: Product page shows "Not Currently Available"
« on: September 08, 2012, 09:50:38 AM »
Hi Nicole

Did you try clearing your cookies? The pricing should show up immediately. Your book is Live, and other people will be able to see it on their computers, so don't worry



Richie

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