It’s almost Christmas again. This year, I’m playing Santa Claus and giving readers some goodies!
I have all kinds of bargains for you! First, a special note–in this year’s Best of the West section, the kind folks at True West Magazine once again wrote up new imprint Silverado Press, which launched with my Western short-story collection Byrd’s Luck & Other Western Stories (containing both traditional western and horror-western tales) and Howard Weinstein‘s Galloway’s Gamble 2: Lucifer and the Great Baltimore Brawl (which, trust me, is a fantastic read!) the kind folks at True West Magazine once again wrote up new imprint Silverado Press, which launched with my Western short-story collection Byrd’s Luck & Other Western Stories and Howard Weinstein’s fantastic Galloway’s Gamble 2: Lucifer and the Great Baltimore Brawl, and included a picture of my book cover with Bob Boze Bell’s great artwork on it.
The gift part comes in at the fact that beginning today, December 21, the Winter Solstice, you can snatch up the ebook of this gem for FREE! That’s right, no money down, no money a month. The deal’s good through Christmas day, and you can read more about it and grab your copy here. If you read it and like it, please leave a review on one (or all!) of the online bookselling sites. You know what they are.
Also in the GREAT DEALS department is the fact that, via Smashwords, three of my earlier ebooks are deeply discounted through the end of 2023! One of them–Long Road Home, a story I wrote to read aloud on Tucson, AZ’s NPR radio station KUAZ, is (like Byrd’s Luck) absolutely FREE! It’s a quietly creepy, Twilight Zone-y sort of story. Give it a try.
Not quite free, but 50% off, are two other ebooks. Nine Frights is a collection of nine of my horror short stories. Some of these stories have appeared in Clive Barker’s Hellbound Hearts, The Stories in Between, and Zombie Cop, while others were published here for the first time.
The Devil’s Bait is a high-stakes thriller that sends former banker Jessie Dawn Cutler from the heights of New York banking society to the plains of the Midwest and the capitals of Europe. This one was optioned for film by the late Mace Neufeld (No Way Out, Sum of All Fears, the Jack Ryan and The Equalizer series, etc.), so you know he knows good thriller material when he reads it.
Again, click that Smashwords link to get those ebooks for half off, and Long Road Home gratis!
One more thing before I go–speaking of horror westerns. A new anthology, The Good, the Bad, and the Uncanny, just launched (and is burning up the charts as we speak). It’s all weird western stories–horror, fantasy, science fiction, etc., by a rogue’s gallery of great writers: Josh Malerman, Scott Sigler, Keith DeCandido, Cullen Bunn, R.S. Belcher, Greg Cox, Laura Anne Gilman, Aaron Rosenberg, Maurice Broaddus, John G. Hartness, Carrie Harris, James A. Moore, Marguerite Reed, C. Edward Sellner, Carrie Harris, and Jennifer Brody! And, of course, me! My story is “Barnfeather’s Magical Medicine Show and Tent Extravaganza,” which I believe is the longest title I’ve ever used for anything. The first review I saw didn’t like it because it was TOO SCARY. To me, that’s a GOOD thing! It’s available in paperback and ebook, so check it out!
Thanks for reading, as always, and I wish every one of you a wonderful holiday season and a great 2024!