December/Christmas Promotion – The 12 Terrors of Christmas : A Christmas Horror Anthology


Ch'kara SilverWolf

Today’s promotion is for The 12 Terrors of Christmas: A Christmas Horror Anthology by Claudette Melanson, with a bonus story by Lynn Lamb and an excerpt from The Price of A Christmas Wish.

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Award-winning author Claudette Melanson offers eleven new and original stories to make your skin crawl at any time of the year. This horror anthology also includes an original short by Amazon International Best-Selling Author, Lynn Lamb, titled “Bring Me Flesh and Bring Me Wine.” A special bonus story is also included by Melanson, “Mislead,” previously published only on the Halloweenpalooza blog. Grab a cup of cocoa and make sure the windows and doors are locked tight as you settle in by the fire to enjoy these tales of terror, but be warned…locks have never succeeded at keeping Santa from gaining entry. If you enjoy a slice of horror with your holiday cheer, this collection of Christmas…

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December/Christmas Promotions – Ghosts of Christmas Past By Sam Kates

Ch'kara SilverWolf

Today’s promotion is for a collection of dark festive tales.  Ghosts of Christmas Past is by my friend Sam Kates.

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Four festive tales of the supernatural, apocalyptic and blood-sucking variety—an antidote for anyone who occasionally finds Christmas overly sentimental or commercialised and likes to escape to somewhere darker.

In Ghosts of Christmas Past, a newly-wed couple spend every Christmas in the same remote country cottage. It’s their ‘thing’ and they’re not about to let tragedy get in the way.

In I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus, a small boy creeps downstairs to see his mother in the embrace of a crimson-robed stranger. But Jake’s not convinced: since when did Santa have long teeth and red, glinting eyes?

In Rottin’ Around the Christmas Tree, Nia decorates the tree while her parents look on. But this is not just another Christmas—it is the time of The Cleansing, the…

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A Little Life Well Lived. An inconceivable loss.


Bandoliers and Bunnies


I don’t know how a small space like my apartment can feel empty with 4 free range rabbits and a 20 lb cat. It shouldn’t be possible. The only difference is the absence of a 3 and a half pound redheaded bunny. On the other hand the impossible pretty much sums up Blueberry. She lived her life on her own terms, and it was up to all the rest of us to adapt to her world. For those who don’t know her origin story and about the first year she was with me, it is chronicled here: Somebun who beat the odds

After her rough start she really became the perfect companion. Every time I walked in the door she would run to greet me and if I lay on the floor she would immediately come up to touch her nose to mine.  I remember times I would have to…

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Amazon’s Hall of Spinning Knives

Amazon is, unfortunately, nothing more than a necessary evil for authors. We really need an alternative. I recommend Smashwords, always!

David Gaughran

Phoenix Sullivan is well-known in the indie community – I’ve known her myself since 2009 or 2010 and consider her a close friend.

Aside from being exceptionally generous with her time and knowledge, tirelessly sharing her insights on marketing and algorithms, Phoenix is also well known as a vocal campaigner against scammers and cheaters – particularly on the current big issues of book stuffing and clickfarming.

And now she is being targeted.

Phoenix made a box set free for a few days at the very start of October, advertising on Freebooksy, KND/BookGorilla, and Digital Book Today – all legitimate sites – and there was no other promotion involved with this title. No BookBub CPM ads, no Facebook campaign, no tweets, no newsletter swaps, no mailing lists.

On the third day of her free run, Phoenix’s box set was rank-stripped by Amazon, a punishment normally reserved for those who have used…

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