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Hello, my name's Stephen Melling and I write horror. Not just horror. My stuff might be classified as speculative(not even sure what that means, but it sounds good) Well, cutting to the quick. I've been submitting my stuff for years with reasonable success in the shorter fiction markets. My first Kindle book, a horror novel entitled WOLFKIND started life as a screenplay many moons ago(hur hur), and was actually optioned for a time. I rewrote the story as a novel and sent it out here and there and my word, does it take time! You could lose 10 years with a dozen rejections, or worse, the maybes. I could feel myself growing old, for Pete's sake. Well, God bless the sweet music of Kindle, for it called to me and I'm whistling its tune and dancing its jig. I sincerely hope Kindlers will be receptive to my book, whenever it goes live. I intend to add a collection of all my published - and unpublished - shorts to Kindle later next month. (I'm smiling now)Kindle has quietly breathed new life into readers and writers alike. And that's encouraging.

All the best, Stephen Melling
 

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Stephen--

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Thanks, Steve.
 

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Hi Kevin,

Welcome to the horror show! And Wolfkind sounds cool. It can take awhile, but reviews are like gold so congratulations on your first. I'd suggest including a page count on your product description. A lot of readers complain about that. But best of luck to you!
 

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Why thankyou, Sean. And best of luck to your good self.
 

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Kelvecion said:
I've generated a free coupon for my Novel Wolfkind, valid now and until the end of august.

Coupon code for Wolfkind is WT96H

Link: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/71575

On Wolfkind...
"Good story and a good read..." Stephen Gallagher, bestselling author/screenwriter, creator of the hit show The Eleventh Hour.

Stephen-
I will be checking this out today!! Thank you:)
 

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Seasonal Wishes to one and all.

WOLFKIND is available now for free promotional download at smashwords.

http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/71575

Coupon Code: GX59L

My regards...

Review:

"Good story and good read, well-managed conclusion with all the right things happening in the right order. The characters were fresh and thought-through and although the 'they live among us' notion has been done before, the setup and the back-story were persuasive and felt newly-minted. I really liked the idea of the Wolfkind community living like the Amish or the Moravians, the whole moral-responsibility issue of their attempts to contain their 'virus', and the destructive nature of the religious guilt Barlow uses as a tool. Nice that Barlow did what he did for the best, but harm still came of it... quite a subtle and truthful-feeling outcome...I was impressed by the ending, which was very sure-footed and hit all the right notes in the right sequence."

Stephen Gallagher, best selling author of White Bizango, Red. Red Robin and creator of the hit TV show, The Eleventh Hour.

My best.
 

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For a limited time only my novel WOLFKIND is available for a free promotional download at AMAZON.COM

LINK: http://www.amazon.com/Wolfkind-ebook/dp/B00589CJH0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1327705179&sr=8-1

My regards...

Review:

"Good story and good read, well-managed conclusion with all the right things happening in the right order. The characters were fresh and thought-through and although the 'they live among us' notion has been done before, the setup and the back-story were persuasive and felt newly-minted. I really liked the idea of the Wolfkind community living like the Amish or the Moravians, the whole moral-responsibility issue of their attempts to contain their 'virus', and the destructive nature of the religious guilt Barlow uses as a tool. Nice that Barlow did what he did for the best, but harm still came of it... quite a subtle and truthful-feeling outcome...I was impressed by the ending, which was very sure-footed and hit all the right notes in the right sequence."

Stephen Gallagher, best selling author of White Bizango, Red. Red Robin and creator of the hit TV show, The Eleventh Hour.

My best,

Stephen Melling
 

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Big thanks to the 1000 plus readers who downloaded WOLFKIND during its free promotional period. (I would greatly appreciate any reviews!!!)

Still available at discounted rate at AMAZON.COM

http://www.amazon.com/Wolfkind-ebook/dp/B00589CJH0/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1329339930&sr=1-1

"Good story and good read, well-managed conclusion with all the right things happening in the right order. The characters were fresh and thought-through and although the 'they live among us' notion has been done before, the setup and the back-story were persuasive and felt newly-minted. I really liked the idea of the Wolfkind community living like the Amish or the Moravians, the whole moral-responsibility issue of their attempts to contain their 'virus', and the destructive nature of the religious guilt Barlow uses as a tool. Nice that Barlow did what he did for the best, but harm still came of it... quite a subtle and truthful-feeling outcome...I was impressed by the ending, which was very sure-footed and hit all the right notes in the right sequence."

Stephen Gallagher, best selling author of White Bizango, Red. Red Robin and creator of the hit TV show, The Eleventh Hour.

My best,

Stephen Melling
 

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I got another couple of reviews! Well, one was great and the other average. My problem with the second one is the reviewer filled the text with huge spoliers. Amazon refuse to insert the word 'spoiler' as a mandatory header and nor will the reviewer. I feel a little agrieved at this treatment. I don't mind negative reviews(not that this one was particular negative)but I don't think there's any call for spoilers, at least not without prior warning. If any like-minded writers out there agree with me, I'd greatly appreciate a vote down on that particular review. My thanks.

Anyway, WOLFKIND is still a free Amazon.com Download

"They're Feral, Ferocious, and they're for hire..."

DOWNLOAD LINK:
http://www.amazon.com/Wolfkind-ebook/dp/B00589CJH0/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1353338280&sr=1-1&keywords=wolfkind
Regards,

Stephen
 

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