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It's been forever and a day since I updated, so I just gave my thread a little bump.

;D BARTERED BREATH - This is an old fan favorite from my paperback collection "Faulty Wiring." It's the story of a fast talking, slick salesman forced to fraternize with The Grim Reaper in an effort to keep the cable guy alive long enough to have a faulty jack in his office fixed.
AMAZON: http://www.amazon.com/Bartered-Breath-ebook/dp/B001O5CD1E/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1243837877&sr=1-3
FREE ON SMASHWORDS: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/31172

:mad: BRAAAAAAINS - The last man on Earth ponders his final years while sitting back and waiting for The Sun to explode. From how he met his wife, to the nation's reaction to doomsday, to the ever unexpected zombie uprising, this darkly humorous disaster/horror story will take you on journey unlike any other.
AMAZON: http://www.amazon.com/Braaaaaains-ebook/dp/B002B5486E/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1243837877&sr=1-1
SMASHWORDS: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/29137

??? ENTREES & STATISTICS - Inspired by menacing murder tales by Edgar Allen Poe, E&S is a narrative through the mind of a killer who's favorite joy in life is to twist his victim's perception of reality. Creepy, unsettling, and oddly refreshing, this story features an ending so shocking that the pure image will haunt/amuse you for days.
AMAZON: http://www.amazon.com/Entr%C3%A9es-Statistics/dp/B001UV4UMC/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1243837877&sr=1-4
SMASHWORDS: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/31176

:eek: STATIC - Several years after surviving a car wreck, a man confined to a wheelchair resorts to an unusual technique to getting his 'feet' back.
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Static/dp/B002UKOLG2/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1256880969&sr=8-8
FREE ON SMASHWORDS: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/29136

:-* WARM WINTER - While awaiting trial over the controversial death of her son, Ruby Murdoch manages to slip beneath the radar and escape from the state, the press, and an entire nation screaming for a verdict. When a bail bondsman discovers the FBI is trying to keep quiet on her disappearance, he sends bounty hunter, Ashley Winters, to keep her out of sight until the state coughs up a reward for her capture. Serving as an introduction to "The Bounty Hunter Chronicles," this tales twists around the humanity of two people the world would otherwise see as villains.
Amazon: [URL=http://www.amazon.com/Winter-Bounty-Hunter-Chronicles-ebook/dp/B001OTYISG/ref=sr_1_6?i]http://www.amazon.com/Winter-Bounty-Hunter-Chronicles-ebook/dp/B001OTYISG/ref=sr_1_6?i e=UTF8&s=books&qid=1243837877&sr=1-6[/url]
SMASHWORDS: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/31177

;D WHERE DOG'S SWEAT - Reminiscent of every childhood summer, This light comedy is the story of a six year old boy wanting to play in the sprinkler on the hottest day of summer. Of course life would be a lot easier if Grandpa wasn't so keen on conserving water.
Amazon: [URL=http://www.amazon.com/Where-Dogs-Sweat-ebook/dp/B001OC6B0Q/ref=sr_1_7]http://www.amazon.com/Where-Dogs-Sweat-ebook/dp/B001OC6B0Q/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1243837877&sr=1-7[/url]
FREE ON SMASHWORDS: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/31173
 

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Keith Blenman said:
The second is currently untitled, but I'm open to suggestions, and would even give a free copy to someone if I ended up using their title. It's about five hobos who are attempting to save a cheeseburger from corporate exploitation, as narrated by the gypsy mail order bride of the diner owner who cooked the burger.
The Cheeseburger Conspiracy ;D
 

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Ground Round aka Cheeseburger in Paradise.
 

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All of the books look interesting. Warm Weather will be my first buy. Is Where Dogs Sweat for younger readers? I have a 10 year old grandson that loves to read and he uses my daughter's Kindle to read books. I'm always looking for books that will interest him. :)
 

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I didn't write Where Dog's Sweat as a children's story, but I did have kids in mind when I wrote it. There's a few shreds of adult humor, but it's subtle enough that I doubt kids will get it. But then again, I'm terrible with children, so I really wouldn't be the best person to ask. Maybe read it first and see what you think.
 

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Thanks for the title suggestions everybody! I'm making a list, including your names. The book is still a few months off, but maybe I'll toss a few sample chapters in with some of my short fiction.
 

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I just wanted to toss in a quick "Thank you!" to everybody who's purchased a story this week. Since I published "Braaaaaains" two weeks ago, I've nearly sold a hundred copies and I owe that to everybody in these forums, as well as the ones on amazon.com, and the Books On The Knob blog. Prior to ever using forums to advertise, I think my record had been two or three copies of "Bartered Breath" in a month. So thanks for the support, and I hope you're all enjoying stuff!  :)
 

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I should also mention that along with my short fiction I'm also working on two novels. The first is called SHADOW IN THE DARK and begins with a ninja vigilante who works in a video game store and is trying to raise his little sister in the big city. The second is currently untitled, but I'm open to suggestions, and would even give a free copy to someone if I ended up using their title. It's about five hobos who are attempting to save a cheeseburger from corporate exploitation, as narrated by the gypsy mail order bride of the diner owner who cooked the burger.
1. "Cheese it--the Cops!"
2. "Roll Reversal"
3. "Maid to Order"
4. "The Burger Court."
5. "The Blue Chip Burger Caper"
6. "The Five Robbin' Hoods"
 

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Little bit of news today. First, in the past week I've received two four star reviews on Amazon.com! One for "Braaaaaains" and another for "Warm Winter." Also, I edited the first post in this thread, supplying links to my Twitter page, Myspace blog, and a creative writing blog I write for The Examiner. Not that I'm the best teacher in the world, but I try to keep things funny and entertaining. You probably won't learn how to write any better, but man-oh-man are you gonna chuckle.... quietly to yourself...
 

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"Entrees & Statistics" received a five star review this week! "Braaaaaains" got itself another four star. Thanks for reading, everyone!
 

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I don't know why, but amazon took away the sale prices of all my stories, so they were listed as a dollar each. I was able to drop them another penny, but that's the most I can do. Sorry they're no longer on sale, but everything I have posted is still as cheap as I can make it.
 

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Hey, everybody! I know it's been quite a while, but I finally got around to publishing another short. 'Static' is actually another old fan favorite. I hadn't considered publishing it until recently because it's probably the shortest thing I've ever written. But several people have asked about it, and the other day a friend of mine argued, "It doesn't matter if it's short as long as it's good." So, going entirely on his faith and some previous requests, it's now available on the Kindle. I did make some minor tweaks, expanding the narrative and adjusting the conclusion to sound a bit more natural. I hope you all enjoy!
 

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I'll probably repost the link once the feature is actually up, but for I just wanted to tell everyone that my latest Kindle story, Static will be published for free at Red Adept's Kindle Book Review Blog on December 7th. If you've never been to her blog before, it's a great place for indie author's to get reviewed and noticed. Here's the link below:

http://redadept.wordpress.com/
 

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I added "Roadside Attraction, Volume 1: Siren Night" to the list. The product description isn't even on Amazon yet, but once it's posted it'll read:

Dear Mama,
I'm not dead. Sorry for the deception. I've actually spent the last year and a half working for a loud mouthed, alcoholic creature named Gus. And we kill things together. Not people. Things. They're like people most of the time. Sort of. Anyways, Gus and I are seeking revenge together, but my survival is unlikely. I just thought I should prepare you. I may not have been in that fire, but in all probability you'll one day receive a call from some state police officer saying they found my mutilated corpse on the side of the road. Should that happen, I must be cremated as soon as possible. I'm sorry I can't explain more. I hope all is well with you.
Love,
Millie

http://www.amazon.com/Siren-Night-Roadside-Attraction-ebook/dp/B004A156K4/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2&s=digital-text&qid=1288719860&sr=8-8
 

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Hi Keith. It looks like we never officially welcomed you in this thread. . . .so, here you go! :)

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Hey everybody! To celebrate the fact that I just figured out how to use Smashwords, I'm giving away volume one of Roadside Attraction, Siren Night, for free. Eventually I'll raise it back to match the ninety nine cent price on Amazon, but for now I'm still trying out Smashwords. So enjoy! Just follow the link below.


Roadside Attraction, Volume 1: Siren Night
Link: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/29133
Book Description:​
Dear Mama,
I'm not dead. Sorry for the deception. I've actually spent the last year and a half working for a loud mouthed, alcoholic creature named Gus. And we kill things together. Not people. Things. They're like people most of the time. Sort of. Anyways, Gus and I are seeking revenge together, but my survival is unlikely. I just thought I should prepare you. I may not have been in that fire, but in all probability you'll one day receive a call from some state police officer saying they found my mutilated corpse on the side of the road. Should that happen, I must be cremated as soon as possible. I'm sorry I can't explain more. I hope all is well with you.
Love,
Millie

Also look for my other offerings, Braaaaaains, a zombie story set shortly before the Sun explodes and takes the Earth with it, and Static (which is also free), a short story about a man in a wheelchair who takes some drastic measures to "get his legs back."
 

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I added the book trailer for Siren Night at the top of the thread. Just in case you didn't notice the big ol' Youtube box at the top of the page, here it is again!


I've been having trouble finding the right audio for it, but I'll update as soon as I've made the addition.
 
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