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M.R. Sellars – Birthday Fun With Free Books!

19 Feb

Looking for a new series to dig into?  Well, look no further!  From now until 11:59 pm on 2/20/12, Amazon is offering 2 collections of M.R. Sellars novels for FREE!!!   Why is he offering them free you ask?  Well, it’s a celebration for M.R. Sellars as it’s his 50th birthday!  So while you’re at it, why not stop by his facebook page or his twitter page and send him some birthday wishes?  Besides, his posts are hysterical!  🙂

The first omnibus contains novels 1-3 of the Rowan Gant Investigation series.  (click the images to go get the books)

THE DEAD ARE SHAMELESS GOSSIPS. AFTER YOU HELP ONE OF THEM, WORD GETS AROUND FAST…

3 Full-Length Novels in 1 E-book…

GHOUL SQUAD is a 3-in-1 compilation of the first three award-winning Rowan Gant Investigations supernatural thrillers by M. R. Sellars, containing: HARM NONE, NEVER BURN A WITCH, and PERFECT TRUST, plus a bonus – the first two chapters of THE LAW OF THREE, book 4 in the RGI series.

HARM NONE: A Rowan Gant Investigation (Book 1)

Satan always gets the blame…

A ritual killing, complete with Occult symbols. The chilling words, ALL IS FORGIVEN scrawled in the victim’s own blood. This is definitely NOT just another run of the mill crime scene for Metropolitan Saint Louis Homicide.

Wary of the lip service from the department’s “cult expert,” Detective Benjamin Storm contacts his long time friend, Rowan Gant for advice. A freelance computer consultant with a penchant for studying religions and spirituality, Rowan also happens to be a practicing, modern-day Witch. He easily sheds light on the meanings behind the symbols, however, what they reveal is that this murder is only a prelude to much more ritualistic bloodletting, all in order to feed the killer’s delusions.

As the body count starts to rise, and the dead begin to speak to Rowan, he finds himself torn from his mundane life, and thrust into a pivotal role in a race to stop a sadistic serial killer.

NEVER BURN A WITCH: A Rowan Gant Investigation (Book 2)

They burn Witches, don’t they?

A killer armed with gross misinterpretations of the Holy Bible, and a 15th century Witch hunting manual known as the Malleus Maleficarum, has chosen to resurrect the Inquisition, and the residents of Saint Louis are his prey. With the unspeakable horrors of “The Burning Times” being played out across the metropolitan area, Rowan Gant is again enlisted by Homicide Detective Benjamin Storm and the Greater Saint Louis Major Case Squad to help hunt down a killer who is on a relentless spree. Rowan’s knowledge of religion and history are invaluable to the investigation. The fact that he seems unable to escape the voices of the dead, even more so.

But being a Witch can only mean one thing – the hunter is also the hunted.

PERFECT TRUST: A Rowan Gant Investigation (Book 3)

Dead I am… Dead I am… I do not like that dead I am.

Rowan Gant used to be just an average guy who just happened to be a Witch. However, when the spirits of murder victims found out he could hear them, they started coming to him for help. His life just hasn’t been the same since…

In a span of less than two years, Rowan’s curse of hearing the dead has brought him face to face with not one but two serial killers. Now still recovering from the post-traumatic stress of those investigations, all he wants is to spend a peaceful Yuletide season at home with his wife and friends. Unfortunately, the vengeful spirit of a dead college cheerleader has a different holiday celebration in mind, and she’s not going to stop until he listens.

Once again, Rowan is thrust headlong into a murder investigation as a civilian consultant to the Greater Saint Louis Major Case Squad. However, the dark visions now playing out in his mind’s eye bring the twisted desires of a deranged sexual predator far too close to home, making Rowan doubt his sanity – and perhaps even his own innocence…

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The second omnibus contains novels 6-8 of the Rowan Gant Investigation series.  However, this is a story arc of trilogy about the character Miranda.

HELL HATH NO FURY LIKE MIRANDA…

3 Full-Length Novels in 1 E-book…

DEATH WEARS HIGH HEELS is a 3-in-1 compilation of the pivotal MIRANDA TRILOGY story arc from the Rowan Gant Investigations supernatural thriller series by M. R. Sellars, containing: LOVE IS THE BONDALL ACTS OF PLEASURE, and THE END OF DESIRE, plus a bonus – the first two chapters of BLOOD MOON, book 9 in the RGI saga.

THE ROWAN GANT INVESTIGATIONS

Rowan Gant is the unofficial Witch for the Greater Saint Louis Major Case Squad. He never wanted the job, but when you can hear the voices of the dead begging for help you aren’t left with much choice in the matter. Unless, of course, you are completely devoid of a conscience.

Unfortunately for Rowan, he still has one… 

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LOVE IS THE BOND: A Rowan Gant Investigation (RGI Book 6 – Miranda Trilogy Book 1)

When the wind blows from the south, love will kiss thee on the mouth. And then, she will kill you…

Rowan Gant’s unwanted gift of hearing the dead has placed him at the center of some of the most heinous serial murder investigations imaginable. This one, however, not only comes knocking on his front door, it steps across the threshold…

Of existing serial homicide cases, women make up less than one-tenth of American serial killers. However, among female serial killers in existence worldwide, American women have the dubious honor of snagging better than three-quarters of that total.

Within the characteristics of the Kelleher Typology nine point categorization of serial killers is that of SEXUAL PREDATORS- those who systematically kill others in clear acts of sexual homicide.

They are sociopaths, sometimes harboring a form of paraphilia, but almost always killing in order to fuel or even validate an ongoing fantasy. In the case of female serial killers, however, this classification is so distinctly rare that there has only been one documented instance of it in the United States.

Still, there are those who wonder if that case was merely an isolated anomaly, or in fact a harbinger of what is yet to come.

Rowan Gant is about to find the answer to that question. The problem is, it might just be one he doesn’t want to hear…

ALL ACTS OF PLEASURE: A Rowan Gant Investigation (RGI Book 7 – Miranda Trilogy Book 2)

Who really pays for the sins of the father?

Rowan Gant’s wife is at the center of an investigation involving a
string of brutal, sexually-motivated murders. What that investigation
reveals will change her life in ways she never imagined.

ALL ACTS OF PLEASURE is the powerful and revealing sequel to the Rowan
Gant Investigations biggest cliffhanger to date, LOVE IS THE BOND.

THE END OF DESIRE: A Rowan Gant Investigation (RGI Book 8 – Miranda Trilogy Book 3)

Evil has a name, and it is Miranda…

On his own and without any official sanction, Rowan Gant finds himself in Katrina devastated New Orleans hot on the trail of the sadistic serial killer calling herself Mistress Miranda. His every waking thought is consumed with stopping her before she kills again, but his dedication to the task is based on a deeply selfish reason – to save his wife, Felicity.

There are greater forces at play, and he knows it. An unfortunate blood connection is cemented on all sides by misguided WitchCraft and Hoodoo Magic. Now, the expression “thicker than water” takes on a whole new meaning.

To bring an end to the personal horror, a forgotten spell must first be broken. An incantation bound in love, but cast in fear; and one that is now growing stronger every minute it remains unchecked.

But even then, that is only half the battle.

The End Of Desire is the final chapter of the gut wrenching Miranda Trilogy…

…Or is it?

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With such a generous offer of these freebies from the author, why not pick up the other books in this series as well to have the complete set?

Installment number four in the acclaimed Rowan Gant Investigations suspense-thriller series. The Law Of Three is a no holds barred follow up to Harm None, Never Burn A Witch, and Perfect Trust.

The Inquisitor is back and he wants revenge…

Saint Louis is once again the hunting ground for Eldon Andrew Porter, the deranged spree killer who reenacted the horrors of the 15th century Inquisition upon his victims. Everyone believed he had fallen to his death in the icy waters of the Mississippi river on a dark February night – Everyone except Rowan Gant, that is. He knew Porter would eventually return, and that he would be his primary target.

What he hadn’t expected was the way in which the twisted sociopath would take aim, and the collateral damage it would bring.

Now, the unofficial Witch of the of the Saint Louis Major Case Squad must become the bait in this manhunt before any more innocent lives are lost.

Installment number five in the acclaimed Rowan Gant Investigations suspense-thriller series.

The silence of the dead can be deafening…

These are the things of which nightmares are made: Decomposed remains in a shallow grave, a missing school teacher, an abduction, and a cyclical timeline that all add up to a frightening theory – a sadistic serial killer may well be prowling Saint Louis by the semi-darkness of the waning moon.

This is exactly the type of case on which Rowan Gant would consult for the Major Case Squad. However, for some unknown reason his personal curse – the uncontrolled channeling of the spirits of murder victims – seems to be on indefinite hiatus. He can no longer communicate with the dead, but he’s absolutely certain they are still talking, because someone who is very close to him can hear them loud and clear.

Installment number nine in the acclaimed Rowan Gant Investigations suspense-thriller series.

Blood Lust Under The Gateway Arch…

Consulting for the Greater Saint Louis Major Case Squad has become an almost full-time job for Rowan-as well as a deeply ingrained part of his life. Still, his desire for the once normal existence he enjoyed – one that was devoid of crime scenes and horrific visions – fuels a deep reluctance to get involved. However, when a long time enemy within the police force and an insistent spirit both demand the benefits of Rowan’s unique talents, he is thrust into a new murder investigation where blood and fangs are all the rage.

But as questions are answered and truth revealed, a thread of deception unravels in the encroaching darkness, leaving the unofficial Witch of the Major Case Squad to wonder who he can really trust.

(Note:  Not sure if this is considered #10 or is just a standalone book, but it’s more about Miranda)

SOME PEOPLE JUST WON’T STAY DEAD

Rowan Gant has a terrible curse… The spirits of the dead just won’t leave him alone…

Still reeling from the unsettling outcome of his most recent case with the Saint Louis police department’s Major Case Squad, Rowan once again finds himself face to face with an unearthly incarnation of evil- Miranda, a 19th century serial killer that simply refuses to remain
dead.

Unfortunately, this unfinished business between the worlds of the living and the deceased carries a very steep price for everyone involved – especially Rowan Gant…

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Still not enough M.R. Sellars for you to read???  Guess what?  There’s more!!!  Sellars has started a second series.  So far there is just one short story, which is currently also FREE (not sure how long this one is staying free)… and one novel…

Little Merrie Callahan is all grown up now.
She doesn’t believe in Santa anymore.
But she still has an ax to grind with the man in the red suit.

And, for FBI Special Agent Constance Mandalay, the holidays just went to hell…

MERRIE AXEMAS is a thriller novella with a creepy supernatural twist, straight from the warped mind of M. R. Sellars, author of the award-winning Rowan Gant Investigations series of paranormal and occult thrillers. Although set during the Christmas holiday season, it is an enthralling read at any time of year.

In 1975 the small town of Hulis was ground zero in a frantic search for 10 year-old Merrie Frances Callahan, as well as an intense manhunt for her abductor.

35 years later, it seems the FBI would like to pretend it never happened.

Special Agent Constance Mandalay didn’t get that memo…

THE SMALL TOWN OF HULIS IS HIDING A KILLER SECRET…

IN THE BLEAK MIDWINTER is based on the short teaser novella MERRIE AXEMAS: A Killer Holiday Tale, but it tells the whole story of ten-year-old Merrie Frances Callahan’s 1975 abduction, and the present day murders that are somehow intricately linked to that event.

SA Constance Mandalay is assigned what appears to be a 7-year-old cold case that echos the events of the 35-year-old child abduction. Unfortunately for all involved, the case heats up for a short time each year with a brutal murder that appears eerily staged, and occurs under impossible circumstances.

Undaunted, she faces the task with no backup, a mysteriously redacted case file, and the inevitable murder fast approaching.

Mandalay’s experience as the handler for an FBI occult/paranormal expert makes her the perfect choice for this investigation. However, even her brushes with the unexplained still cannot prepare her for the answer she was not supposed to discover…

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Enjoy all the freebies and to M.R. Sellars… HAPPY 50th BIRTHDAY & Thanks for the great shares!!!

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Some Weekend Kindle Freebies

12 Feb

Just wanted to do another quick posts of some Kindle freebies that popped up this weekend.  I’m assuming that must of these will cease being free after today, but I could be wrong so grab ’em while you can.  🙂

Note:  Clicking the images will take you to the books.


BAD STACKS is the complete text of three story collections covering suspense, psychological mystery, and paranormal tales. A total of 29 stories originally published in professional magazines and anthologies such as Writers of the Future, The Third Alternative, Cemetery Dance, Crimewave, and more. The box set of 118,000 words also includes a bonus essay.

Scott Nicholson is the international bestselling author of 15 novels, six screenplays, four children’s books, and four comic book series, as well as 80 short stories. His novels include LIQUID FEAR, CHRONIC FEAR, THE HARVEST, AS I DIE LYING, THE RED CHURCH, DISINTEGRATION, and more. Send your questions to his Amazon Author Central page by clicking on his name below the book title at the top of the page, or visit him at http://www.hauntedcomputer.com.

Guest contributors include Shane Jiraiya Cummings, Tim Lebbon, William Meikle, and John Everson.

Look for the other Kindle box sets in the series, ODD STACKS and BAD STACKS, to complete your Nicholson story collection!

A collection of horror stories, featuring vampires, zombies, monsters, serial killers, and other creepy creatures of the night. Edited by introduced by bestselling author Scott Nicholson (The Red Church, Speed Dating with the Dead, Liquid Fear).

Stories by Joseph Nassise, Simon Wood, Maria Alexander, Nate Kenyon, Kealan Patrick Burke, Lisa Morton, Jeremy C. Shipp, and Joe McKinney.

(Note: Many of you know that I love me some Lisa Morton novels, so be sure to check this freebie story of hers out!!!)

Some Body’s At The Door is a collection of 14 tales to chill the soul and to haunt the mind.

Duncan Kennedy thinks he is alone in his hotel room. But who is knocking at the door?

A woman wants to win… at any cost.

A little girl refuses to grow up, and a little boy isn’t allowed to.

Paul Colenrook believes a monster lurks in the plughole. Maybe he’s right.

He probably is.

Deep within the Manistee National Forest, in the weeks leading up to Halloween, the secluded logging village of Walkerville, Michigan is thrust into a nightmare as locals start disappearing, only to have their bodies, or body parts, found; naked, pale, and with deep patches of flesh seemingly ripped out where there once were tattoos. The local sheriff and deputies must enlist the help of the Grand Rapids Homicide Department. Together, they desperately try to work on the bizarre cases in their own distinctive ways, to find the person or persons responsible for the grisly murders before other unfortunate villagers suffer the same fate.

It has been said that women are the “gentle” sex. Apparently, not all of them got the message. Within the pages of this anthology are a dozen zombie tales by women who will help you discover why they say something else about the ladies: Hell Hath No Fury…

Tuesday Freebies Part 2

7 Feb

Adding to my previous post… here are two more Kindle Freebies for today:

 

The monsters lurk in everyone: monsters of greed, of guilt, of the pleasure found in pain, of the pain found when pleasure dies. Carefully disguised, the monsters can sit down beside you or take up residence within you at the slightest twist of fate. Will you try to stop them? Will you want to?

This collection of 18 stories from R. Thomas Riley deftly explores the monsters born of the human mind. “Attrition” offers a future prison system that frees only those who repent sincerely—but what can an inmate do if he finds that sincerity is not really the key? “Twin Thieves” and “Tautology” throw a devilish spin on relationships gone wrong, while “The Lesser Evil” twists the abuses of race and power into a gritty, noirish nightmare of the choices a man must make to protect a lesser man and a greater good. In “Touching God,” a young man’s past catches up to him when worlds bleed into each other and the past crosses into present, bringing back the abuse he once escaped and the brother who wasn’t so lucky.
Sacrifice, selfishness, and the worst of good intentions: all combine in The Monster Within Idea. From vampires and aliens to hit women and Wild Bill Hickock, Riley gives a subtle psychological turn to dark science fiction and horror. Let the monsters walk the paths of your mind. The idea is already within.

 

 

The long-awaited second issue of Shock Totem features new fiction from David Jack Bell, Cate Gardner, Vincent Pendergast, Leslianne Wilder, and others. Also includes nonfiction from Mercedes M. Yardley, a conversation with James Newman, reviews, and more.

 

And… if you missed SHOCK TOTEM 1 yesterday, well… it’s too late now, BUT… it’s only $0.99 so check it out anyway!  🙂

Tuesday Freebies

7 Feb

Just thought I’d pop on here and share a couple of Kindle Freebies that may only be good for a few more hours.  Just click the picture of the “books” to go “buy” them.   🙂

Five novels by bestselling author, Aiden James

The Vampires’ Last Lover:

Txema Ybarra is the most unenviable nineteen-year-old girl alive. Born with an unusual ‘twin teardrop’ birthmark on her neck, Txema is caught in the middle of a vampire war after all the other bearers of the birthmark are murdered. The race is on to save her blood, and her very life, for the survival of Les Amantes de Vampire. Otherwise, Txema will be the last one…the vampires’ last lover.

Cades Cove:

Buried deep in a Smoky Mountain ravine lies a terrible secret. David Hobbs, vacationing with his wife Miriam, inadvertently stumbles upon a small cloth ‘keepsake’ bag and a broken human tooth. David ignores her pleas to hand the items over to a park ranger, which opens a doorway closed for nearly a hundred years and unleashes hell on earth…..or at least hell in David and Miriam’s world.

Plague of Coins:

William Barrow carries a dark secret. A very dark secret. An archivist for the Smithsonian Institute and also a part-time operative for the CIA, no one would ever suspect the handsome ‘thirty-ish’ William is in fact the most reviled human being to ever walk the earth. His infectious warmth and sense of humor make such an assertion especially hard to believe. But long ago, William Barrow had another name…one that is synonymous with shame and betrayal: Judas Iscariot.

The Forgotten Eden:

Hidden within rural Alabama lies an unseen world feared for centuries by the residents of Carlsdale. Jack Kenney is the only person to ever survive a visit to this place long enough to tell about it. Held captive by the FBI in connection to a murder, Jack leads Agent Peter McNamee on an extraordinary roller-coaster ride involving a mystical and deadly realm within America’s Deep South.

Deadly Night:

When Country singer Candi Starr is found dead in Nashville’s esteemed West End, it proves to be just the beginning of a murder spree involving anyone close to the music superstar. Candi’s friend, ghost hunter and psychic Fiona Alea, and her handsome rock n’ roll husband, Jimmy, soon find themselves on a roller-coaster thrill ride to learn the chilling truth behind Nashville’s darkest secret.

Dark Ride is a collection of short fiction by one of the brightest writers in the genres of horror and dark fantasy. These stories range from the horrific to the surreal, and prove Michael Laimo to be a compelling stylist and relentless storyteller. None have been collected previously and some are original to this volume.

Wicked Winter Read-a-thon – Feb. 3 – 5

3 Feb

Saw where my friend Shaunesay was doing yet ANOTHER Read-a-thon this weekend.  I swear that girl finds one for almost every weekend.  LOL!  At any rate, I decided to try to give it a go.  I’m sure I won’t be devoting all weekend to it, but I will post when I can and read what I can around doing other things that are going on this weekend.

To start things off, I was currently in the middle of two books when this day had started:  Peter Straub’s GHOST STORY  (at the halfway mark) and an anthology edited by Jack Burton titled STEAMY SCREAMS (about 1/3 of the way through).

Today I ended up starting another book however, A HOLLOW CUBE IS A LONELY SPACE by Jack Burton.  I also read a short children’s picture book by Scott Nicholson called IDA CLAIRE and posted a review on Amazon.  Please note that if you go today you an check this Kindle book out for FREE!!!  I’ll paste it here as well:

“Fabulous kid’s picture book by mystery/horror author Scott Nicholson. This story, however, is not a scary tale, but rather a cute poetic story about a father and daughter. The rhymes within this book are both clever and cute and show the love the father has for his daughter Ida. Both the poetic rhythm of this short tale and the colorful artwork by Lee Davis will have kids wanting their parents to read this book over and over again!”

I chose to read & review IDA CLAIRE as part of Scott Nicholson’s amazing Kindle Fire giveaway he has going on.  I had been wanting to read something of his for a while now anyway, so that gave me an excuse.  Of course, I still want to read something of more note by him.  This was just a cute little kid’s tale and I have a feeling his horror books are going to be amazing.  Maybe I’ll get into some of his other shorter fiction this weekend as well!

I doubt that I’ll get to finish any of these books today, but I’ve obviously got a dent going in them all now and hope to at least knock out the two short story collections this weekend, make more progress in GHOST STORY, and possibly read some other stuff as well.

I’ll post more as I can.

Thanks to the person(s) running this Read-a-thon for putting it together and thanks to Shaunesay for pimping it so that I could find another thing to keep my already busy life busy this weekend.  🙂

#BigKindleBoogie – Now with more fire!

2 Feb

 

Some of you have probably been following my posts about the Big Kindle Boogie.  Well, today is the last day and things just got even more interesting!  Click on the picture above to go to the host blog and see what these authors have in store for us now.

Big Kindle Boogie – Free Books!!!

1 Feb

Today is the big day!  Well… and tomorrow!  🙂

The Big Kindle Boogie is fully underway now as there are more ways to enter over at the contest blog and a ton of free books have been made free today, including the special Ultimate Thriller Box Set pictured above which usually costs $9.99.

Below is a list of all the free books with links… check ’em out!

(note:  List below taken from:  http://bigkindleboogie.blogspot.com/p/free-kindle-thrillers-feb-1-2.html)

These Kindle books are scheduled to be free on Amazon Feb. 1-2, but please be sure it says “Kindle price: $0.00” before you click for free. Some of the titles will also be free on Feb. 3 on a case-by-case basis. (U.K. Kindle users, simply replace the “com” in the address with “co.uk” to get the proper link)

Ultimate Thriller Box Set
Konrath, Crouch, Black, Goldberg, Nicholson


LEE GOLDBERG



J CARSON BLACK



BLAKE CROUCH



JA KONRATH



Konrath German Book:


Scott Nicholson



Scott’s UK Only


Scott’s One-days