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Harbinger releases April 26, 2014

Harbinger releases April 26, 2014

NEW RELEASE: HARBINGER

Hobbes End Publishing is proud and excited to announce our next release. HARBINGER, the debut horror novel by David James Bright, will be released on April 26, 2014.

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New Review of STRINGS

New Review of STRINGS

REVIEW AND INTERVIEW WITH ALLISON M. DICKSON

Check out the new review of Strings from Carl Moore!

“With Strings, Allison Dickson’s makes a strong debut in the mixed genres of horror and crime noir. The novel tells the tale of Nina Quick, a beautiful, young Midwestern girl sucked into New York City’s maelstrom of money, drugs, and organized crime. At the outset, Nina finds herself working in the “oldest profession”, as it were, turning tricks to pay off a debt to mafia boss Victor Cassini. And yet from the moment Nina enters the ramshackle gothic mansion of an eccentric billionaire to turn her last trick, the novel transforms into a kinetic combination of genres that offers the reader a smorgasbord of action, tension, and suspense, all painted against a background of the tastefully grotesque.”

Read the full review and interview!

STRINGS is available in print and eBook format on Amazon!

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Interview with James Glass

Interview with James Glass

Author James Glass has a new release today. The Dispossessed is the second book in The Murdered Metatron series, released by Sekhmet Press. James was kind enough to take a few minutes to answer some questions.

Welcome, James!

JR: Describe what inspired you to write The Murdered Metatron and what led you to the genre, in general.

JG: It was a strange journey that started as an innocent romp through one of my favorite genres to read and wound up being a roughly 4 mile walk from the center of Gettysburg, PA to the Little Roundtop monument for the 44th New York Infantry. At the time I made the trek it had never occurred to me the experience would come into play years later in a pseudo Noir fiction piece. I was playing tourist, after all, and as a tourist I was more enthralled with the history of the town and the stories the guides had to tell. Fast forward several years and we come to see me scribbling in a journal with the beginnings of a mystery tale —a complete deviation from my normal comfort zone of horror. While I tried to envision where this story would take place, my day as a tourist resurfaced in my mind and went to the pages. So you see the story was never intentionally planned, it just sprang into being.

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Allison M. Dickson Deals

Allison M. Dickson Deals

Price Drop & Freebies!

Today and tomorrow only, Allison M. Dickson’s new horror book STRINGS is only $0.99 on Amazon Kindle. That is 75% off! Head over to Amazon and grab it now. While you’re, be sure and check her two short story collections which are free today. Happy reading!

What readers are saying about STRINGS:

“It’s sick and it’s twisted – and it’s one of the best pieces of horror fiction I’ve ever read.”

“Darkness and hope will dance through your thoughts as Ms. Dickson’s vivid imagery burns into your mind and you question who is good, who is bad, and how these strings could get so tangled.”

“This novel is required reading for fans of extreme horror. With well drawn characters and a suspenseful plot this an engrossing read. With so few women writing in this genre, it’s refreshing to read one with so much talent.”

“I won’t forget this book for a long, long time, if ever. It’s full of ideas ingenious and breathtaking. This is a writer to watch.”

Buy STRINGS on Amazon!

Free today:

Wicked Brew: 9 Tales of Misdeeds and Regret

At the End of Things

For more information about Allison M. Dickson, visit her website.

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Allison M. Dickson live interview tonight!!

Allison M. Dickson live interview tonight!!

Allison M. Dickson on A Book and A Chat

Don’t miss out tonight as Allison Dickson is doing a live interview on A Book and A Chat at 6pm EST. Hear her thoughts on Strings and the industry during this live podcast. Don’t fret if you already have plans, you can listen to the archives at your convenience but don’t miss on the opportunity to hear the mind that brought you Strings.

Check her out here tonight here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/across-the-pond

Celebrate Women in Fiction

Celebrate Women in Fiction

Books, Babes, and the Business

Our wonderful colleagues at Sekhmet Press, LLC are putting on an amazing event this month. Books, Babes, and the Business focuses on women in all fields of literature: writers, readers, publishers, editors, artists. The event kicked off with a guest blog by our very own Allison M. Dickson.

Write Like a Girl

In 1818, a young woman wrote what many consider the greatest horror novel as well as the earliest work of science-fiction. Her name was Mary Shelley, and her most famous work, FRANKENSTEIN, endures until this very day, spawning countless movie adaptations and books adhering to its central themes about the dangers of playing God or fooling with nature. The book has never even been out of print.

That is a little bit of trivia I like to carry with me on my author’s journey, like a tasty snack during the long and arduous hike otherwise known as a writing career. When I start to feel like the world is against me, that I am a “woman in a man’s world,” where the bestseller lists in my genres of choice (horror and science fiction) are dominated by my male counterparts, I remind myself that it was a woman’s imagination we all have to thank for breathing life into this particular market. I also think of her bravery. Shelley wrote during a period of time when most women authors had to give themselves male pseudonyms to entice their mostly male readers.

Read the entire blog here!

Strings Price Drop!

Strings Price Drop!

For next few weeks we are doing a special price drop for Strings, by Allison M. Dickson. We are dropping the price from $3.99 to $2.99 for the next week and by Feb. 10, it will be sold for $0.99. This is our way of saying “Thank you” to all of our loyal readers and is a steal for 4.5 star book with close to 40 reviews. If you have purchased Strings already, now will be the perfect time to do so. This price drop won’t last forever.

Newest review of Strings:

“Fantastic Thriller”

This genre is not typically one I would pick up as I’m a chicken when it comes to scary books and movies. But this book – oh this book. Only 20 pages in I knew I would finish it, I had to know what happened to the characters. And it did not disappoint! As a lover of epics – please please Allison – sequel?

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM HOBBES END PUBLISHING

Looking back, 2013 was a pretty good year. Signed a few new authors, released a handful of books, and met some pretty amazing people along the journey. We have high hopes for 2014. We will be releasing several titles, and hoping to add some more to the list soon. We’d like to thank you all for being along on this crazy ride. And to kick off the new year, we have some great promos for you, our constant fan and support! Last, we’d like to extend our love to Vincent, who has had recently experienced the death of a loved one. It was his hard work who got us here.

To start with, Allison M. Dickson’s new horror novel STRINGS will be $0.99 on Kindle on New Year’s Day. This is a great deal you don’t want to miss.

 Buy STRINGS here!

In addition, the following titles will be FREE on Kindle New Year’s Day. Go grab them while you can!

PROGENY by Patrick C. Greene

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Eldohr Adventures: Search for the Lost Kingdom by T.L. Wood

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Miami Spy Games: Russian Zombie Gun by Armand Rosamilia

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San Diego Spy Games by Craig Wessel

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The Endlands, Volume 1 (Horror Anthology)

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The Endlands, Volume 2 (Horror Anthology)

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Here’s hoping 2014 brings the best to each and every one of you. CHEERS!

Fairy Tales for the Whole Family

Fairy Tales for the Whole Family

Eldohr Adventures

Hobbes End Publishing proudly released the second installment of the Eldohr Adventure Series, Quest for Windsoar, on December 1st. The world of Eldohr was first created as a bedtime story for author T.L. Wood’s daughter. The story grew and became an ever-growing series. This tale is geared toward young readers (ages 7-11), but is a story the whole family can enjoy together. We hope you will embrace this story and share it with your family. This new fantasy series is sure to make you feel like a child again.

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First Time Free

First Time Free

Hobbes End Presents FREE STUFF

It’s one of those day where we want to thank all the loyal readers out there. Our way of saying thank you is offering free books. Today we give you two books FREE for the first time.

ELDOHR ADVENTURES: SEARCH FOR THE LOST KINGDOM

Welcome to the mysterious world of Eldohr, where the land is vast and colorful. This world was once reigned by two royal kingdoms who were friends and allies. Castlegrove to the north, Greengate to the south. A terrible dragon, Alibastizor, has destroyed all dreams of these kingdoms ruling together in harmony. By casting the wicked Zilemstone spell, Alibastizor has kidnapped the beautiful Princess Zara Shadenbrooke. The princess has a special power, and the dragon means to make it his. All hope lies with Elrick Darkmoore. With the help of the wise Oracle, and the alluring Elequene, Elrick must overcome his selfish nature, risking everything to reclaim his kingdom and rescue Princess Zara.

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A Study of Two Book Releases

A Study of Two Book Releases

Today we are hosting Allison M. Dickson on our blog. Allison had two book releases in one month! Here’s her thoughts on the indie and traditional process of releasing a book.

A Study of Two Book Releases: Indie and Traditional

I think I’ll remember the fall of 2013 as my Season of Overachievin’. Who in their right mind does two book releases not even one month apart, with one of those releases being during National Novel Writing Month? WHO?

Me, that’s who.

I also assembled my 18 short stories into two separate collections and released those in November as well, but I won’t even get into that, because it’s making my palms sweat.  The amount of beer I’ve consumed over the last eight weeks to sooth my frazzled neurons is also a topic I will save for another day. However, the craziness of having two book releases so close together has given me an opportunity to compare and contrast the indie and traditional publishing worlds, and I’m here to share what I’ve gleaned from the experience (aside from the desire to chew barbiturates like Pez). I’m going to break this down into a few categories and weigh the two sides against one another.

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Q and A with Allison M. Dickson

Q and A with Allison M. Dickson

Author Outtakes: Interview with Allison M. Dickson

Q: Alright Allison, describe your thoughts and feelings on the upcoming Strings release.

A: It’s killing me, man. Killing me. My fingernails have been chewed down to nubs imagining how people are going to respond to this freak fest I wrote. They’re either going to love it or hate it. What were you thinking accepting this thing? This is all your fault. Whatever happens, I blame you.

Q: Strings is an in your face horror story. Describe how you came up with the story and the thought process that goes into writing something so emotionally charged.

A: I was having some late night gab fest with our mutual pal Vincent Hobbes one night last year about how freaky it would be to write a story from the point of view of a hooker who had to visit a Howard Hughes type hermit. This also happened to be around a time I was feeling creatively stifled and like I needed to go all out, full-throttle horror on something. So wrote a short story called “The Good Girls” in the summer of 2012 and put it up for sale on Amazon. It was easily the darkest thing I ever wrote, and perhaps the first time I refused to flinch on something. It didn’t have even a remotely happy ending. It was also far more sadistic and nightmarish than I’d intended it to be. When a friend of mine told me it read like a beginning to a much longer piece of work, I started work on Strings, picking up where “The Good Girls” left off. And from that point on it was a descent into a very dark period of my life where I felt nearly possessed by a story that some might say in many ways is a bit nihilistic (though I would argue now that it is not). In truth, I frightened myself a little. Not just with the story elements themselves, but by how the mood of it was imprinting on my brain. It consumed me for about six weeks straight, and when I finished, I felt like that girl at the end of the movie The Descent climbing up out of the cave after her long and horrifying ordeal of being stuck deep underground with a bunch of carnivorous mutants. Only, it was the Americanized ending where, thankfully, I actually did get out.

Q: I’ve always been curious about this next question. As an author, do you ever worry how or what your audience or family for that matter, will think of you after reading some of your works? For example, I know with just a couple short stories, the response I received from some uptight family members.

A: I have to say, I had a little anxiety about my mother reading Strings. Not because I thought she would find it too disturbing, but because there is a little bit of sex in it, and that just feels awkward, right? But she loved it. I’m not sure I’d want my grandmother reading it, and I have a number of conservative friends and family members who might find it a bit too rich for their blood. But these people all know me, so I’m not all that worried about offending them. They’re stuck with me no matter what. It’s more the audience and the impression I’m giving a lot of strangers that I might be some kind of misogynistic sadist because I wrote a story where really bad things happen to women. We are living in a very volatile culture right now when it comes to gender roles, and it concerns me a little, but I’m prepared to deal with it should those problems arise. I can only say that I don’t write with any agenda other than to portray themes that resonate deeply with me. Strings isn’t about the roles of men or women in society. It’s about manipulation and the illusion of control.

Q: You are a very eclectic writer in a variety of genres. What is your most natural genre, and what caused this to your genre of choice?

A: My most natural genre, where the stories just fall out of me, is contemporary horror and suspense. I love stories that align most closely to modern life with everyday people and a twist of the fantastical or bizarre thrown in there, like in my story “The Empathy of Agnes Winters” or “A Concealed Hand.” Stories that combine the ordinary with the extraordinary are at my core. Though I love more speculative genres, I find the world building aspects of sci-fi and fantasy to be somewhat anxiety-inducing, because there are so many places things can go wrong, though I think there is a part of me that hopes to be known for writing a definitive science-fiction tome, because I hold the genre so dear and was so inspired by the likes of Heinlein and Orwell. A book like Strings, on the other hand, is the sort of thing I see as my bread and butter, because it draws from a well that is just naturally there in my mind. The rest of it requires a very special kind of dowsing rod that may or may not find water.

Q: I am amazed at amount of people who take the editing of a novel less serious than the writing itself. Describe your thoughts on the importance of getting someone outside your circle to edit a story.

A: Oh my goodness, the novel I could write on that topic! I was a freelance editor once upon a time, and I saw a lot of this mentality up close and personal. There were so many people who didn’t want to really pay the price of a good edit, or if they did, would get angry that their money funded an actual edit rather than a bottle of sunshine I could shove up their butts. Fragile egos are big in the writing community and this is one reason I no longer have a business doing it. But it isn’t even just about developmental edits. I’m learning even now how very important it is to have a multitude of eyes to catch just errors. It took a team of readers to find all the mistakes in Strings, and that was after so many of us read it and re-read it before it went to format. Even a single paid freelance editor will not catch every mistake. It takes a village to turn out a book. It really does.

Q: Do you think being a reader goes hand in hand with being a great writer? Why or why not?

A: Without a doubt. Books are inspiration. I was actually put in the frame of mind to write Strings after reading Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (which is utter genius, by the way).  Who knows what I might be pumped to write after I finish my current read, Doctor Sleep by Stephen King. But then again, King is always a muse for me. If you’re not getting inspiration or gleaning lessons from your contemporaries, it signifies a huge ego problem, and you can’t write with a huge ego unless you’re Jonathan Franzen or something.

Q: You are an author who has built your fan base from the ground up, largely by yourself. Describe the process from when you started in the industry, until now.

A: So much of it has been luck. When I first started putting stories out there, no one was buying them. Months went by and I had like five or six sales, most of them by well-meaning friends who endured my complete ignorance in the realm of ebook editing and formatting. But I eventually refined that. It wasn’t until my story, “Under the Scotch Broom,” went free on Amazon by complete accident on my part, that everything changed. I’d been promoting it briefly on Smashwords and was completely ignorant of Amazon’s price matching policy. Well, they matched it and lo and behold, I had over 11,000 downloads in one month. This led to lots of reviews and some paid sales and it just grew and grew. I went from having quite literally a handful of downloads a month to thousands. I then started making my other stories free and had much the same result, and this is how Vincent Hobbes found me (through my story “Dust”) and the rest is history: two book deals and short story sales with Hobbes End, and a whole new life on the horizon. I’ve noticed, though, that growing an audience is hard enough, but maintaining it is even more difficult. You have to keep a regular stream of stories and material coming out, and you have to engage them. If you take time away from doing this, your sales will fall dramatically. It’s tough to balance this with doing the actual writing work. In the last few months in working to get both Strings and The Last Supper ready to release as well working on the next novels, I haven’t had as much time to work on engaging with my audience or complete any new short stories (shorts are passion projects, but novels put food on the table, so I always have to make a choice as to what I’m going to pursue in any given month). But I hope it will all pay off once Strings is out. Then both Colt Coltrane and The Last Supper will follow not long after that, and maybe then I can breathe a little and work on some short stuff.

Q: So, what’s next in your career?

A: The very next thing following the release of Strings is the release of an exciting concept that has been several years in the making: Colt Coltrane and the Lotus Killer. It’s the first in a series of pulpy dieselpunk novels, sort of a “Raymond Chandler meets robots” universe set in an alternate 1947 Los Angeles. Gritty, dark, whimsical. I have plans to release Lotus Killer in November and then the follow-up sometime in March of 2014. I plan to write that one during NaNoWriMo this year. I’ve been working with a great illustrator, Justin Wasson, on the covers and have very big hopes of one day being able to adapt it into a graphic novel. But I’m hitting the local comic con circuit with it next year in the hopes of generating some buzz and making it the focal point of my new publishing imprint, Pseudonym Press, which is under construction as we speak.

After that, I will be preparing for the release of The Last Supper, my dystopian epic which I hear you guys are publishing, and then completing sequels for both that and Strings sometime next year. The Strings follow-up is already under way, in fact, and will likely be the first of the two finished.

Short Answer

I love social media because… I have a constant need to express myself. #andilovehashtags

I hate social media because… some people have a constant need to express themselves, and shouldn’t. #douchebags

One thing my readers always say about my work is… it makes them think. Not always good things, but at least they’re thinking. #aboutgettingarefund

I think “twerking” is… a shameless ripoff of black culture by horny white booty-less coeds and desperate pop stars. #controversialresponse

One dream of mine is… to live in Italy and write in a street café every single day. And become besties with Stephen King. Hey, I can’t narrow it down to one thing! (this answer is not short). #brevityfail

Reviewers are… the lifeblood of an author’s career. Sometimes that lifeblood becomes tainted with syphilis or herpes, but that’s the price you pay for free love and expression, man. #ialsolovemetaphors

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Patrick C. Greene hosts Allison M. Dickson

Patrick C. Greene hosts Allison M. Dickson

Culling Forth the Darkness (Again)

Re-blog from Patrick C. Greene’s blog!

Allison M. Dickson, best-selling author of the new horror novel STRINGS, is here to chat with us today. Welcome Allison!

GUEST BLOG from Allison M. Dickson

The Moon Gone Dark

This post coincides with the start of National Novel Writing Month, the annual November marathon of creative abandon that will result (hopefully, for many) in a completed work of long fiction. I have done this every year since 2008, except I changed things up a little last year. In early October, I had this little book in mind called STRINGS, which was an extension of my short story “The Good Girls.” It was burning so hot in my brain and begging to be written that I decided I couldn’t wait for NaNoWriMo, so I was going to do TWO NaNoWriMos that year instead. Yes, that meant writing STRINGS in October and then start another book in November. MADNESS, I tell you! Especially for someone who is only moderately prolific. If I finish two books a year, I’m doing great for myself.

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The Art of the Facebook Launch Party

The Art of the Facebook Launch Party

The Art of the Facebook Launch Party

by Allison M. Dickson

(re-blog from Allison M. Dickson)

There is a lot an upcoming author can do to promote their books (guest blog posts, giveaways, paid advertising, etc), but I truly believe the most effective methods are the ones that instill a sense of excitement among your readers and get them talking. The best way to do that I’ve found? Throw a freakin party! Of course, it’s not always easy to throw one in person. When your friends, family, and reader network are scattered all over the world, it’s impossible to physically get everyone together in one location, and why should so many people get to miss out on the fun? Enter the Internet. Namely, Facebook (although these same methods could just as easily be applied to other social networks and forums like Google+/Hangouts and Twitter).

Virtual parties feel like real parties!

Being the member of a very tight and friendly network of horror and fantasy writers, I’ve been to several of these launch parties over the last few months and they are an absolute blast. It’s not only a great way to generate enthusiasm about your book, but you meet a lot of new people (readers and writers alike) and in the world of small press and indie publishing, expanding your network and having as many people in your corner as possible is essential. The launch party I had for STRINGS is, I think, a great part of the reason why my opening day numbers were as good as they were. But that wasn’t even the best part of the party. It gave me the chance to do something that I have wanted to be able to do for a long time, and that is to give back to the people who have given so much to me by either supporting me or my work. Since this trend really appears to be catching on with people, I’m going to make a list of tips to help writers ensure they are throwing the best and most successful virtual book launch party.

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eBook of the Day: WICKED BREW

eBook of the Day: WICKED BREW

WICKED BREW: 9 TALES OF MISDEEDS AND REGRET

Wicked Brew is the first volume of collected short stories by Allison M. Dickson, author of the terrifying thriller novel STRINGS. It features many of the favorites thousands of readers have come to know and love. From lying politicians getting their due to a friendly game of cards gone horribly wrong, there is something here to satisfy nearly every reader in search of a cautionary tale with a haunting twist.

For reference, Wicked Brew contains the following stories:

A Debacle of Donuts
Vermin
Taste: Part I of the Consumption Trilogy
George’s Tonic
Aria
Liar’s Tongue
A Concealed Hand
Singularity: A Binary Love Letter
Under the Scotch Broom

This collection also contains all new author notes for each story!

Written by Allison M. Dickson

Price: $2.99

Download for Kindle here!

The Story Behind STRINGS

The Story Behind STRINGS

The Story Behind STRINGS

(Re-blogged from The Story Behind the Book)

by Allison M. Dickson

STRINGS originally began life as a short story I wrote called “The Good Girls,” which I released on Amazon in the summer of 2012. It quickly became one of my best selling stories, despite my worry over how incredibly dark it was. A few days after the story came out, a friend of mine sent me a message to let me know how much he liked it, and how it would make a great full-length novel. This sent me on the path of an immediate brainstorm session, where I decided to write an interwoven tale involving the story’s three main characters, Nina, Ramon, and the Madam following the events that took place in “The Good Girls.” The project immediately took hold of me in a way I hadn’t experienced before with a novel. It seemed the story for each character was fully formed in my mind before I even wrote it, so the writing itself was largely effortless, though it didn’t come without its drawbacks.

Because STRINGS (and the short story on which it is based) is by far the darkest and grimmest piece of writing I had ever done, I found myself descending into some pretty dark places as I explored the lives and minds of these characters. I actually kind of checked out of life for awhile in a way that I hadn’t in previous projects, which do take up their time but don’t all-out consume me. I didn’t eat much. My sleep was non-existent. I had to remind myself to shower. My day to day was on autopilot while I lived and breathed this book. Even in re-reading the piece during the production process, I couldn’t quite guess where a lot of this information about these characters had come from. It was almost as if I was receiving a telegraph from the ether or my subconscious, and when it was finished, I lived in a bit of a haze for about six weeks where I wrote absolutely nothing and played Candy Crush for hours a day, almost like my brain needed to flatline for a bit in order to repair itself from the experience.

I wanted to tell a story that forced people to identify with truly ugly people. I wanted to make readers squirm and feel uncomfortable. I refused to pull a single punch so that when they finished reading the book, they would feel just as beat up as I did after writing it. Maybe it’s a bit sadistic, but the act of writing it was equally masochistic.

See the post here!

All About Strings!

Strings is now available in both print and eBook versions on Amazon.

More From Allison M. Dickson

More From Allison M. Dickson

Allison M. Dickson is a writer of dark contemporary fiction living in Dayton, Ohio. Though STRINGS is her debut novel, she has been writing for a number of years, with several short stories (including “Dust” and “Under the Scotch Broom”) available on Amazon. Two of her stories were featured The Endlands Volume 2 from Hobbes End Publishing. In 2014, Hobbes End will also be releasing her dystopian science fiction novel, THE LAST SUPPER, and she is independently producing her pulpy dieselpunk noir novel, COLT COLTRANE AND THE LOTUS KILLER to be released in November of 2013. When she isn’t writing, she’s one of the co-hosts of the weekly Creative Commoners podcast.  She might also be found gaming, watching movies, hiking the local nature preserve with her husband and two kids who also serve as willing guinea pigs for her many culinary experiments.

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Is Bigfoot Real? 10-29

Is Bigfoot Real? 10-29

Is Bigfoot Real?

 

 

There is a lot of new “real” evidence of Bigfoots since my last post, and one in particular I will explore a little later. The following video is an example of a Bigfoot shaking a tree in Florida. So here is my problem with this video. First, the film is too grainy to see anything in any detail. With al the HD everything we have, why can’t these videos ever have a clear picture. Second, the person filming the video can’t seem to hold the recorder still. Nerves maybe? Third, if you saw a Bigfoot shaking a tree, how did it not occur to you to cut off the branch for DNA analysis. some type of skin cell or hair follicle would come off during the shaking. Wait for the Bigfoot to leave and cut off the branch. What do you think? Is Bigfoot real or fake?

Straight from the Mouth of AMD

Straight from the Mouth of AMD
Straight from the Mouth of Debut Horror Novelist Allison M. Dickson
After five years of being a writer, this is what I have to show for it. First of all, not a lot of money. Let’s just get that out of the way first. If I didn’t have a spouse who worked full time, things would be very different right now. We knew, when I decided to make writing my main career focus way back in 2008, we would be taking a financial hit, but we believed the payoff would ultimately be worth it. Every year that has passed, we have grown closer to making this true, but we are still not there yet.

Free Flash Fiction by Patrick C. Greene

Free Flash Fiction by Patrick C. Greene

BACK TO THE SHADOWS

by Patrick C. Greene

At six twenty-two p.m., Pooky yelped and leapt at the door, even before the doorbell rang.

Rising from her rocker and her scrapbook project, Mrs. Edith Tucker shushed the Pomeranian. Answering the door for the first gaggle of trick or treaters, she expressed suitable delight at the pirate, the football player, the home-made mummy, and the two identical suburban princesses from some reality program that she had never watched.  Pooky seemed satisfied, for the nonce, that there was no threat, and pranced back to his post at the foot of the old armchair.

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eBook of the Day: WRAPPED IN RED

eBook of the Day: WRAPPED IN RED

WRAPPED IN RED: THIRTEEN TALES OF VAMPIRIC HORROR

Thirteen crimson concoctions sure to tempt your teeth, from the ancient to the modern, from the Carpathian Mountains to the Atlantic Ocean to the Wild West, you are sure to find your… type – Wrapped In Red.

13 Authors.
13 Stories.
Unlimited Vampire Nightmares.

Read what reviewers are saying:

“A really good collection of vampire related stories. The editor has done some superb sifting to come out with these beauties and the order is glorious, the shift in emotions from start to finish and the flow is brilliant. Some wonderful new authors for me to seek out.”

“If you like a good vampire story or you like that feeling of having to look over your shoulder when you walk down your hallway at night then this is for you! Pick it up and enjoys the 13 tales of Vampire Horror hiding in these pages.”

“Each of these thirteen tales have their own coppery flavor, velvety premise and grisly set of characters.”

Download today for only $3.99

Read all about the Authors!

 

STRINGS Has Arrived

STRINGS Has Arrived

STRINGS Release Day

Whoa, what a day. All of us at Hobbes End Publishing want to say congratulations to Allison M. Dickson on the release of her new horror book STRINGS. We are proud to release this to the world. Reviews are already coming in and we could not be happier about the response.

We celebrated with Allison at her Online Virtual Release Party on Facebook. There were games, trivia, prizes, and the usual shenanigans. And we were immediately gifted with some wonderful news. STRINGS debuted at number 100 on the Amazon Best Sellers in Horror Suspense! And the rank just kept rising.

 

The readers are loving it too!

Then we had cake!

CONGRATULATIONS, Allison. We know this is only the beginning of an amazing career as a writer. Your words have drawn in so many readers and we hope the number continues to grow. Now we need to get that next book out!

Read all about release day on Allison’s website!

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STRINGS Character Spotlight: Junior

STRINGS Character Spotlight: Junior

Junior

Leading up to the release of her new horror book STRINGS, Allison M. Dickson profiled each of the main characters you will meet within the pages. Here are the previous spotlights on NinaRamón, and the Madam!

If STRINGS has a true villain, it can be none other than Junior, the human spider who creeps along an enormous rope web inside his mansion, snaring his “good girls” and rending their bodies and their sanity to shreds before turning them into his special puppets. But he seems to have a special liking for Nina, for reasons at which we can only guess.

Not much else is known about this freakish hermit, aside from his predilections, but we get a glimpse into the lives of his parents early in the story, immediately before his gruesome birth. Lady Ballas, a kindly woman from a good upbringing, is becoming increasingly concerned about her husband’s mental state. Hank, who regularly locks himself into his office to avoid the “filth” outside, is indeed edging closer and closer to full madness, and when he finally snaps for good, Lady goes into labor and gives birth to a severely disfigured child, the last thing she sees as she dies in a state of horror.

Find out all about Junior here!

STRINGS is available now in print and eBook editions on Amazon!

 

STRINGS Character Spotlight: The Madam

STRINGS Character Spotlight: The Madam

The Madam

Leading up to the release of her new horror book STRINGS, Allison M. Dickson will be profiling each of the three main characters you will meet within the pages. You can read all about Nina and Ramón  and Junior here.

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Progeny: One Year Later

Progeny: One Year Later

Progeny: One Year Later ~ A Guest Post by Patrick C. Greene

Re-blogged from Allison M. Dickson’s website!

One of my favorite people, Patrick C. Greene, graced the world with his amazing book PROGENY a year ago. It is the chilling mix of adventure and horror about of a young boy and his reclusive father who is hiding a secret about the creature living on his rural wooded property. When a group of local hunters show up, all hell breaks loose.

The story has received many well-deserved accolades since its release, and Patrick has some insights into the world of working as a published novelist that he would like to share. If you haven’t read his work yet, you really should. You will find several short stories on Amazon in addition to PROGENY.

From Patrick:

October 22nd marks the anniversary of PROGENY’s release, a milestone of one year as a published novelist! What does that mean?

Confirmation. To tell the truth, after spending years trying to break through as a screenwriter, I just wasn’t that sure I was a decent writer. If it hadn’t been for my wife and my publishers at Hobbes End, I might’ve never given it a shot. A huge weight has been lifted from my shoulders, in learning that people will not only buy my work but also actually like it. I have a tremendous sense of gratitude in regards to my readers that I might never have known as purely a screenwriter.

Read the entire post here!

New short story by Allison M. Dickson

New short story by Allison M. Dickson

FREEBIE

Only two more days until Allison M. Dickson’s new horror book STRINGS is released. And for a special treat she is giving you a brand new short story. On top of that, it is FREE today and tomorrow, October 24th & 25th. You’re busy Saturday reading STRINGS, so get this one now. Enjoy.

DEVIL RIDERS

Eddie Reynolds has been road tripping it through Big Sky Country on his Pop’s Harley, en route to Seattle to rescue his drug addict sister when he wipes out. Not long after waking up in the hospital following a short coma, his Pop pays him a little visit, which is surprising for a couple reasons. For one thing, Eddie has been at odds with his old man most of his life, but Pop has also been in his grave for three years. After Pop lays it all on the line, Eddie has some choices to make, and none of them are exactly pretty.

Either ride or die…

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Character Interview: The Madam

Character Interview: The Madam

Beyond the Books recently did a character interview of The Madam, one of the three main characters in Allison M. Dickson’s new horror book STRINGS.

About Beyond the Books:

“Beyond the books, the contracts, as well as the rejections, there is an author out there just like you and me – struggling for notoriety and their little piece of the publishing world. Who is that author beyond their book and what makes them tick? Beyond the Books explores what it is that writers go through for publication and how they keep their heads above the waters of rejection…”

Meet The Madam

We’re thrilled to have here today Madam from Allison M. Dickson’s thriller, STRINGS.  She’s coming to us all the way from the great state of New York.  It is a pleasure to have her with us today at Beyond the Books!

Thank you so for this interview, Madam.  Now that the book has been written, do you feel you were fairly portrayed or would you like to set anything straight with your readers?

It’s as truthful a portrayal as one can ask for. It was brutal and I wish people hadn’t seen some of the things that had happened, particularly with Victor, but I hope people can understand how trapped I felt.

What do you believe is your strongest trait?

I’m a survivor, through and through. Dante, my chosen father, taught me well in that regard.

Worst trait?

I crave power and control.

Read the entire interview HERE!

Learn more about the Madam HERE!

What’s in the mind of a horror author?

What’s in the mind of a horror author?

GUEST POST: “WHAT’S IN THE MIND OF A HORROR AUTHOR”

by Allison M. Dickson

I am a horror author, but I promise I’m not a freak. There isn’t a body hidden beneath the floorboards in my house, and I don’t have anyone tied up in my basement (because I don’t have a basement, but that’s beside the point). I also don’t revel in violence and I’m far from titillated by blood and gore. If anything, I’m as much disturbed by some of what I write as any of my readers are, and I’m even more prone to being afraid of some of the movies and books I read. I don’t know where my desire to write about the dark side of life comes from necessarily, and I’m not sure I want to know. I’m only grateful that it’s there, because it’s given me a career.

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STRINGS Character Spotlight: Ramón

STRINGS Character Spotlight: Ramón

Ramón

Leading up to the release of her new horror book STRINGS, Allison M. Dickson will be profiling each of the three main characters you will meet within the pages. You can read all about Nina and the Madam and Junior here.

So many of those in the employ of the Cassini crime family are prisoners of debt or guilt. Ramón Gutierrez, driver for the Weeping Willow brothel, is a little bit of both. A former gambler and thug, Ramón was no stranger to the gritty underworld of organized crime, but he left all that behind (including his son Alejandro) when he sold his soul to Victor Cassini for help staying out of jail.

Find out all about Ramón here.

STRINGS is available now in print and eBook edition on Amazon!

Allison M. Dickson Freebie: George’s Tonic

Allison M. Dickson Freebie: George’s Tonic

FREEBIE

The countdown to the release of Allison M. Dickson’s new horror book STRINGS is almost over. With only three days to go, Allison still has more short stories to give you. Hope you enjoy GEORGE’S TONIC.

Widower George has just about had it with his racist hoarder of a neighbor, and after the man’s most recent property addition, a tacky fountain that belongs in some tropical casino rather than in a blue collar Midwest front yard, George finds himself driven to desperate and rather bizarre measures to rid himself of the nuisance for good.

Poignant and darkly humorous, GEORGE’S TONIC tells the story of a man driven to find a solution by any means necessary while learning a little something about himself along the way.

What reviewers have to say:

“Allison manages to create characters and situations that are so real, so vivid, and truly touch on human nature. And this is only a short story!”

“All of Dickson’s work is high, high quality. This piece is no exception. She’s just getting better and better!!!”

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Attack of the Sophomore Novel Syndrome

Attack of the Sophomore Novel Syndrome

Attack of the Sophomore Novel Syndrome

by Patrick C. Greene

(Re-blogged from Bryan W. Alaspa’s website!)

There were some delays in getting my first novel PROGENY released, so I had plenty of time to start a second. So much in fact that I probably could’ve knocked out at least two and a half. Instead, however, owing to circumstances too brutally pointless to mention here, I managed to get the new baby only about half completed before PROGENY dropped.

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New Horror Fiction

New Horror Fiction

Strings

The hooker . . . the driver . . . The Madam

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Allison M. Dickson presents a chilling tale of entrapment and greed in her new horror fiction masterpiece: Strings.

Do you have freedom?

Do you have control?

After four years of turning tricks in a mob-run New York brothel to pay off a debt, Nina is ready to go back to a quiet life in Iowa. Just one more client and the whole nightmare will be behind her, but this last trick turns into a battle for her soul.

Meanwhile, the brothel’s sadistic Madam has been hiding away money in order to move up in her family’s organization, and she only wants the half million dollars the reclusive millionaire pays for the girls.

But her driver Ramón has other ideas, making off with the money left behind when Nina’s last trick goes unexpectedly awry. The theft comes at a great cost to the Madam, setting off a horrific chain of events that changes them all. The hooker.

The driver. The Madam. All of them on a collision course to a place where only madness holds sway.

Who is pulling your Strings?

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STRINGS Character Spotlight: Nina

STRINGS Character Spotlight: Nina

NINA

Leading up to the release of her new horror book STRINGS, Allison M. Dickson will be profiling each of the three main characters you will meet within the pages. You can read all about Ramón  and the Madam  and Junior now.

The first is a young indentured sex worker named Nina. Originally an Iowa girl, she ran away to New York when she was nineteen and immediately fell into the darker side of life. Stripping at a club for quick cash eventually led to her relationship with Joey, a young mob grunt who pulled her into a lifestyle of drugs and petty crime. When one of their attempts to steal from the powerful Cassini family went wrong, however, Joey got killed and Nina wound up working in the family’s brothel, the Weeping Willow, in order to pay off the debt.

Find out more about Nina HERE!

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STRINGS is available now in print and eBook editions on Amazon!

Armand Rosamilia hosts Patrick C. Greene

Armand Rosamilia hosts Patrick C. Greene

Armand Rosamilia has a great blog and features tons of authors. He has interviews, reviews, guest posts and more. Seriously, check out his website. It rocks. And today, he was kind enough to host Patrick C. Greene. So, sit back and relax–this is a good one.

THE DEAD ROCK!!

Guest Post: Patrick C. Greene

In honor of Armand’s DYING DAYS series, and the upcoming anthology based in its universe, I decided to take a look at how the zombie phenomenon has infected the popular and underground music scenes…

Back in nineteen eighty-something, Michael Jackson kicked off the pseudo-trend I guess, with his loving tribute to horror films, the extended music video for his smash hit Thriller. Using then-state of the art special effects, lavish set design, and cinematic-level camera work, The Gloved One went all out, even hiring A-list director John Landis and the one and only Vincent Price to provide some nice atmospheric voice work.

Read the entire post here!

PROGENY Celebrates One Year!

PROGENY Celebrates One Year!

Happy Anniversary!

With all the upcoming releases on the schedule, it is hard to not focus all my attention on the future. But, today is the one year anniversary of the release of Patrick C. Greene’s debut novel, Progeny. I am proud of all the success Progeny has had over the past year, and honored to have been trusted with sharing it with readers. I am proud and humbled to have worked with Mr. Greene and his wife, Jennifer, and look forward to continuing that relationship. Congrats to Patrick for a great past year and a bright future.

~Jairus Reddy, President

We’ll be sharing more throughout the week. Patrick is all over the place right now. Be sure and check out his website for a full schedule of posts and interviews. And freebies!

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Allison M. Dickson Freebie: Dust

Allison M. Dickson Freebie: Dust

FREEBIE

Only four more days until the big release of Allison M. Dickson new horror book STRINGS. Today, Allison is offering one of her most loved short stories DUST for free. Enjoy!

DUST

A hungry alien substance has traveled to Earth following a doomed Lunar mission, and it’s consuming everything it touches, leaving behind drifts of gray death. No life form stands a chance, but Clyde Jackson is tougher than most. He’s seen war and he’s been in plenty of foxholes. Now he’s living through the end of the world one day at a time in a panic room that has become his only refuge. It’s only a matter of time before the ventilation fails, and it’ll only take a single gray speck to end it all…

Originally featured in The Absent Willow Review e-zine, DUST is the haunting meditation of a man recalling the final days of a once mighty and hopeful planet now quickly eroding to nothing under drifts of gray.

What reviewers are saying:

“Dust by Allison M. Dickson is a prime example of science fiction crossing with horror to make a powerful dread-inducing yet emotionally powerful human story.”

“The author does a great job grabbing your attention and understanding what is going on – I quickly found myself thinking about this one on a deeper level and, a few hours after having completed it, I’m still thinking about the story: that tells me it’s a job well done as we’ve all quickly forgotten many short stories we have read over the years.”

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Coming Soon

Coming Soon

New Horror Fiction

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New Review for Progeny

New Review for Progeny
Progeny is celebrating its one year anniversary this week! Here is a wonderful new review to kick it off. Thanks to Jen over at Jen’s Pen Den for sharing.
“Yet, despite its many terrifying moments, Progeny had its touching moments, too. Bigger than the battle between man and Bigfoot is the battle between man and son. The word “progeny” means offspring, descendant, or son. In this book there are three distinctive father/son relationships, and each one has their own complexities and dramas and heartaches. Yet, although these three father/son pairings are different from each other, they also share a painful similarity: loss. Loss of respect. Loss of innocence. Loss of control. Loss of love. Loss of life! Patrick C. Greene does a terrific job of telling a horror story that goes beyond monsters lurking in a forest. He tells a story of monsters lurking within living beings. Of anger and sorrow and regret. Of broken relationships and misunderstandings that wreak more havoc than Bigfoot himself.If you’re looking for a heartfelt yet suspenseful read, this is it! And what better time to read such a scary story than right now, on the eve of Halloween?”

Read the entire review here!

Allison M. Dickson Freebie: Under the Scotch Broom

Allison M. Dickson Freebie: Under the Scotch Broom

Allison M Dickson Freebie: Under the Scotch Broom

We are getting closer and closer to the release of Strings. 5 days left and counting. Free today is her short story “Under the Scotch Broom.”

It’s business as usual for Dr. Victor Barnes, lead researcher at Whitacre Pharms, until a strange little boy named Elvis walks into his life. The kid strikes him as familiar, but the doctor’s memory is fading fast, a side effect of the serum he tested on himself to become immortal.

Dr. Barnes soon learns how much his desire to live forever has endangered billions, and that he must go to extreme measures to keep mankind from forgetting itself.

“As with all of AMD’s stories she allows you in to her thought process at the end with a little comment – a really lovely, personal touch.  ”

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Allison M. Dickson Freebie: Sweetness

Allison M. Dickson Freebie: Sweetness

FREEBIE

As we sit on pins and needles waiting for the release of Allison M. Dickson’s new horror book STRINGS, we are thankful for another freebie.

Sweetness

Bruce Amherst has never loved his wife, and every day he can feel himself becoming more of a monster. It all started with Marah’s scent, a strawberry musk that has seeped into his soul and drives him to perform brutal and profane acts that are slowly escalating into murderous rage.

When Bruce discovers his wife’s strange compulsion that is driving all of this, it becomes clear that something… a presence… has infected them both, making death the only likely escape.

If you have read Allison M. Dickson’s “Taste,” then you absolutely must read this terrifying follow-up that describes just what was going through Bruce’s mind while Marah was living through her own harrowing love sickness.

“Delicacy,” Part III of the trilogy of delectable demise, is coming soon…

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Allison M. Dickson Freebie: Taste

Allison M. Dickson Freebie: Taste

FREEBIE

Only one more week until the release of Allison M. Dickson’s new horror book STRINGS. Here’s is another short story for you.

TASTE

“You know I’m not a religious person, Ruth, and I’ve never seen a ghost or a devil in my life. But the first time I saw Bruce was probably the closest I ever came to feeling the presence of something higher than me. Or at least… other.”

Experience TASTE, a tale about the madness of true love and the dangers of obsession. And when you find out just how far Marah goes to win her man’s heart, you’ll never view love at first sight the same way again.

This story is Part I of a trio of stories called “Consumption: A Trilogy of Delectable Demise,” coming soon! Part II, “Sweetness”, is set to release in July 2013 and “Delicacy” will follow in August.

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Allison M. Dickson Freebie: Number One Angel

Allison M. Dickson Freebie: Number One Angel

FREEBIE

The release of Allison M. Dickson’s new horror book Strings is getting closer. Here is another free short story to keep you company until then. Hope you enjoy!

NUMBER ONE ANGEL

Homely little Louise. Dull, simple lonely Louise. She would do anything for Phelan, the love of her life. She would kill her mother. She would even forsake the entire world. Anything to be his number one angel.

What reviewers have to say:

“Yes Allison, I know you are going to read this, and I am talking to you. Why do you continue to mess with my head and produce stories I can only read in the light of day?”

“This is a horror short and in typical Allison Dickson fashion, you’ll have no idea where she will take you but you’ll love the ride. Her ability to describe the mannerisms, actions and thinking of her characters is first rate. This tale is so vivid at points that you will squirm in your seat.”

“A short tale of the highest quality, with a couple of great characters and Allison’s propensity for gifting the readers with yet another terrific ending.”

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Allison M. Dickson Freebie Vermin

Allison M. Dickson Freebie Vermin

Allison M. Dickson Freebie: Vermin

The countdown to the release of Allison M. Dickson’s new horror book STRINGS continues with another freebie. Only nine more days until the big release!

“In the past, horrible things have happened…truly horrible”

Someone has purchased the infamous Martindale mansion, long abandoned following an unspeakable murder. And it has a pest problem. A very big pest problem.

Originally published on Reflection’s Edge.com, Vermin is a classic horror story designed to get under your skin. Read it with the lights on. And a can of Raid.

“This story is the good, old-fashioned creepy kind of story!”

“”Very short story, but had me on the edge of my seat

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Allison M. Dickson Freebie: SINGULARITY

Allison M. Dickson Freebie: SINGULARITY

The countdown to the release of Allison M. Dickson’s new horror book STRINGS continues with another freebie. Only ten more days until the big release!

“If you would avoid the termination of yourself, your species, your world, the only logical solution is for you to reciprocate my love.”

How would you return such an overture? SINGULARITY is the ultimate chilling love letter, short and sweet, sent by a future Internet that has suddenly found itself with a thinking mind, an object for its affections, and a heart that doesn’t take well to rejection.

What reviewers have to say:

“Disturbing, yet absolutely hilarious. Actually, the most disturbing thing is that there are human beings who would write a letter very similar to this story. LOVED the reference to “Aria” hidden in this story.”

“…just hard to believe just how realistic Dickson can think like a love sick computer…”

“This short story reminds me a bit of a Kurt Vonnegut story from decades ago yet it seems fresh because of the author’s approach to a similar premise.”

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Read A Chapter of STRINGS

Read A Chapter of STRINGS

Read a Chapter is *NEW* added feature at As the Pages Turn! Here you’ll be able to read the first chapters of books of all genres to see if you like them before you buy them. Today we are featuring the horror/suspense thriller, Strings, by Allison M. Dickson. Enjoy!

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Free Today: Phantasmic Flashes

Free Today: Phantasmic Flashes

Allison M. Dickson is offering another freebie today! As the countdown to the release of her debut novel STRINGS continues, enjoy PHANTASMIC FLASHES (and other synaptic misfires).

In this collection of seven flash fiction tales, Allison M. Dickson takes you down the ghastly rabbit hole of the surreal, where the hour glass runs backward, where houses have memories, where a ghoulish fiend unleashes the unkindest of tricks, where an unassuming teacher has a sinister lesson plan, where reality is a warped looking glass.

What reviewers have to say:

“AMD is fast becoming a favourite author of mine and I am rapidly devouring all her works to date….she promises some full length novels in the future and fervently await them.”

“You know how the day after you were awakened from a nightmare by the sound of your own strangled scream you get this uneasy feeling whenever your mind reaches, but instinctively recoils, for the memory of the dream? I got that sensation from this book.”

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Another Freebie: A Concealed Hand

Another Freebie: A Concealed Hand

Only 13 days left until the much anticipated release of Allison M. Dickson’s new horror book, STRINGS. Here’s another freebie for you!

A CONCEALED HAND

Bernie has about had it with his wife, and about forty years of her berating insults and over-seasoned cooking are about to come to a head during their regular Sunday canasta game, when he discovers that the only reason she’s winning is because she’s cheating.

Loaded with absurdly dark humor and capped off with an ending that chills to the bone, A CONCEALED HAND shows how quickly a long marriage can turn south over a bad game of cards.

What reviewers have to say:

“Without a doubt, this is my absolute favorite of all Dickson’s short urban horror tales. The pacing and timing are applied with perfection to provide the reader with the consummate eerie atmosphere…”

“Ha, what a wonderfully sadistic read. Dickson’s way with building up the story, showing all the little things that can ware on a persons nerves after 40 years of marriage, was exquisite.”

“Ms. Dickson writes great short stories. They are fun, quick reads that really hold your attention and they are very exciting.”

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Free Allison M. Dickson: Abner’s Wisdom

Free Allison M. Dickson: Abner’s Wisdom

Another freebie from Allison M. Dickson. Her new horror book, STRINGS, releases on October 26th!

ABNER’S WISDOM

Max hasn’t been handling his wife’s death very well, and for the last year, he’s been doing his best to keep Valerie’s memory alive until he can make plans to join her in death. But he has just one thing to do before he goes anywhere. He has to find a place for her beloved cat, Abner.

When Max locates a tranquil cat rescue far outside the city, Abner takes immediately to the mysterious proprietor. However, the woman understands far more about Max’s situation than he anticipates, and she reveals to him a dark and powerful secret that lies at the heart of her own grief.

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Free Allison M. Dickson: ARIA

Free Allison M. Dickson: ARIA

The countdown to the release of STRINGS continues with another free short story by Allison M. Dickson!

Aria: The Author’s Cut

Thousands have read Aria since its debut, but very few have seen how the author originally intended for this chilling tale to end. Download now and get the alternate ending, along with bonus commentary from Allison M. Dickson!

Mark’s double life comes to a screeching halt after his wife exposes his illicit affair during his business trip. Unfortunately, the way home isn’t as clear-cut as he’d hoped and he’s forced to turn to Aria, his little-used GPS, for an alternate route. However, Aria has a different plan in mind, and she has things to show Mark that will make him think he’s on the road to madness.

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Friday Freebie from Allison M. Dickson

Friday Freebie from Allison M. Dickson

The Last Wedding in the Midnight Chapel

The desert’s a strange place, where folks go to get lost, find God, or get hitched. And if it’s a weddin they’re after, well it don’t get much better than the Midnight Chapel.

The reverend there, Bob Nevers, is a strange feller and he’s been known to join just about anybody in holy matrimony if they so desire. Except there’s this old couple, Joe and Bea, lookin to renew their vows. For some reason, Reverend Bob don’t want any part of that, no sir. Seems them two are trouble. Big trouble.

Strange thing is, ever since that night when Joe and Bea showed up, no one’s seen Reverend Bob at all…

Grab this here little short story now and maybe you’ll find out what happened. Could be a little funny, could be a little scary, but it dang sure won’t be borin.

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