Posts Tagged ‘Year’s End’

Beginning now (March 3rd) through March 11th, we’re offering 30% off every single ebook title published by Untreed Reads throughout The Untreed Reads Store.  VERY IMPORTANT!!:  There is no discount code for this promotion.  The 30% off will automatically show up during the last step of the checkout process.  . . .  Remember that when people purchase through our store they get EPUB, PDF and Kindle versions for just one price!  Plus, they Pedscan gift a title to someone or send an ebook directly to their Kindle.  So begins the announcement from Jay Hartman of Untreed Reads Publishing, home of two stand-alone short story e-chapbooks by me, the steampunkish-mystery VANITAS and Christmas horror I’M DREAMING OF A. . ., plus my dystopic science fiction novelette PEDS.  To take advantage, press the picture of any of these in the center column and, as an extra, you’ll also find the New Year’s Eve anthology YEAR’S END:  14 TALES OF HOLIDAY HORROR with its opening story, “Appointment in Time,” also by me.

So what’s the occasion?  According to Editor Hartman:  Every year, the ebook world celebrates Read An Ebook Week, and this year is certainly no different!  This year, the dates of the event are Sunday, March 5th through Saturday, March 11th.  Also, he points out, although the discount is only 25%, PEDS and I’M DREAMING OF. . . . are also on sale at DriveThruFiction from March 5 through 11, which can be reached by pressing here.  No coupon code is needed for either sale, though the one directly from Untreed Reads seems the better deal.

To help save the trees, Jay Hartman of Untreed Reads Publishing has announced “[o]n Wednesday, April 22nd, we’ll be offering 50% off all of our ebook titles for the day in honor of Earth Day.”  The discount will be good both at the Untreed Reads Store and DriveThruFiction, but again for only one day.  They further 9781611874822_SMannounce that several of their other distribution partners may also participate, “so be on the lookout for those promos as well.”

My titles at Untreed Reads are the chapbooks VANITAS, I’M DREAMING OF A. . . , and the novelette PEDS, all of which can be ordered by clicking their pictures in the center column, plus the lead story, “Appointment in Time,” in the New Year’s Eve anthology YEAR’S END:  14 TALES OF HOLIDAY HORROR which can be reached by pressing here.

This just came in from Untreed Reads Publishing for those searching for last-minute reading treats while celebrating the Old Year’s end — and leading off with my own short steampunk/horror story “Appointment in Time”:

“The countdown has begun, but the only thing striking at midnight will be terror. . .

“New Year’s Eve isn’t all champagne and confetti.  For some, it’s filled with regrets, the changing of the day dragging them kicking and screaming into a year for which they aren’t prepared.  This year, some people will be screaming, but they may not make it to the New Year at all.

“Join 14 horror authors as they reveal the dark side of our end-of-year celebrations.  This anthology of a holiday gone horrifyingly wrong contains stories by James S. Dorr, Richard Godwin, Nicky Peacock, John Stewart Wynne, Steve Shrott, Leah Givens, George Seaton, Kathryn Ohnaka, Jeremy K. Tyler, Betsy Miller, Byron Barton, Steve Bartholomew, Ali Maloney and Foxglove Lee.”

So, sure, you’ve seen all the hype before, but here’s a chance to get YEAR’S END:  14 TALES OF HOLIDAY HORROR for yourself and see what the fuss is all about.  Especially now at a very deep discount, for instant download at just $2.99, down from an original price of $5.99.

Want to give it a try?  Just press here (and, yes, this has been a brazen commercial, but it is a bargain at this sale price).

At last it can be read!  “A Bucket of Lo Mein” (cf. September 22) is now up on HALLOWEEN FOREVERMORE along with a selection of other stories and features.  Even without my flash fiction piece as an appetizer, however, the site is one worth dipping into — scroll down below (September 24, 22) for references and links to two other features at least I found interesting over the past few days.  But eBucket-of-Lo-Meinspecially check out “A Bucket of Lo Mein,” a flavorful tale of (shall one say) uncanny Chinese cooking and why bicycle delivery persons should always watch the road to avoid spills. To see for yourself, you need only press here.

And once you are finished, for an overview of HALLOWEEN FOREVERMORE, including more stories, articles, reviews, and a featured interview this week of horror writer Lucy Taylor, look for the “You are here” line just above “A Bucket of Lo Mein” and press where it says “Home.”

Then, speaking of horror, YEAR’S END:  14  TALES OF HOLIDAY HORROR with my lead story “Appointment in Time” is one of a number of horror and mystery titles on special sale at the Untreed Reads Publishing site for the month of October.  But let Editor Jay Hartman tell you himself.

“In October, we’ll be discounting everything in the Horror and Mystery sections 25% through October 31st.  This is part of our annual Halloween celebration on the site.  This sale has already begun.

“ONLY titles currently appearing in those sections will be discounted.”

To find out more, check out the Untreed Reads Store by pressing here, then look for direct links on the left side for Mystery, Horror, and Paperback titles included.  And remember these special pre-Halloween prices are available only at the Untreed Reads site, including (to quote again) the following:

“On October 31st we will have a one-day Trick-or-Treat promotion.  These are full-length titles that we will lower to $0.99 for one day only.

“We will also be doing “Treat of the Week.”  This is a title that is deeply discounted for one week only and is featured on our homepage.  . . .   The Treat Weeks are as follows:

“October 5th -11th
“October 12th – 18th
“October 19th – 25th
“October 16th – November 1st

“Paperbacks will continue to be 25% off, and buyers can continue to get the ebook edition free with the purchase of the paperback.

“There will be another special promotion the week of the 12th through 18th as Untreed Reads participates in San Francisco Litquake 2014.”

Again, to find out more, check out the Untreed Reads Store by pressing here, or if (as I hope) you’re especially interested in YEAR’S END (an anthology of New Year’s Eve horror, remember, including my “Appointment in Time”), you can go to it directly by pressing here.

“Below are the titles that will be submitted to OverDrive for their various promotions in October.  All titles will be discounted 25% where allowed (some are $0.99 already, which is the lowest OverDrive will go).  The sale will be available to all libraries as well as most retailers who source through OverDrive.”  So began today’s email from Untreed Reads Publications editor Jay Hartmen.  And so, to the chase, a scroll down revealed that one of the titles is YEAR’S END:  14 TALES OF HOLIDAY HORROR, Untreed Reads’s 2012 New Eve anthology with (ahem) its leadoff story by me, “Appointment in Time.”

As for OverDrive, their website explains:  “OverDrive.com is designed to help you get digital eBooks, audiobooks, videos, and music quickly and easily.  You can search for a title, then immediately see if it’s available to borrow, for free, from your library.”  That is, from the library’s point of view, they’re a distribution service that libraries can buy ebooks, etc., from, whereas from the reader’s point of view it’s a service through which one can borrow these titles directly through the OverDrive site.  Moreover, they presumably highlight selected titles for seasonal or other occasional reasons — and, according to Untreed Reads’s list, YEAR’S END will be part of a “Halloween/Spooky Stories” October promotion.

For more on OverDrive, one can press here; while for information on Untreed Reads, including three other titles by me, PEDS, I’M DREAMING OF A. . ., and VANITAS, click on their pictures in the center column or (for a more general look) press here.

In any event it’s the first I’ve seen, and I got it from YEAR’S END:  14 TALES OF HOLIDAY HORROR publisher Untreed Reads (cf. November 29, et al.), so they ought to know.  The anthology has received a 4.5 out of 5 from reviewer Alesha L. Escobar who, noting that the collection as a whole “definitely put a creepy spin on the festive holiday,” reserved special praise for (ahem) my entry, “Appointment in Time,” of which “[e]ven now, the final image remains with me.”

It is a short review and, in fairness, “Appointment in Time” is the first story in YEAR’S END, a position suited for special attention.  Nevertheless, readers can check out the review for themselves by pressing here and, if tempted by what reviewer Escobar has to say, ordering information (including direct links for Amazon, B&N, Kobo, and Apple’s iBookstore) can be found by pressing here.

(And might one note also, the center column directly to right includes three stand-alone Untreed Reads ebooks by me, “Peds,” “I’m Dreaming Of A. . . ,” and “Vanitas,” details on which can be called forth by clicking their pictures.)

YEAR’S END:  14 TALES OF HOLIDAY HORROR (October 19, 17), edited by J. Alan Hartman,  is now available in .pdf and epub formats from Untreed Reads Publishing (with link at the Untreed Reads site for Kindle), with a number of other e-vendors including Amazon (six countries), ImageBarnes and Noble, etc., either live as well or expected to follow soon.  To quote the YEAR’S END blurb:

“The countdown has begun, but the only thing striking at midnight will be terror…

“New Year’s Eve isn’t all champagne and confetti. For some, it’s filled with regrets, the changing of the day dragging them kicking and screaming into a year for which they aren’t prepared. This year, some people will be screaming, but they may not make it to the New Year at all.

“Join 14 horror authors as they reveal the dark side of our end-of-year celebrations. This anthology of a holiday gone horrifyingly wrong contains stories by James S. Dorr, Richard Godwin, Nicky Peacock, John Stewart Wynne, Steve Shrott, Leah Givens, George Seaton, Kathryn Ohnaka, Jeremy K. Tyler, Betsy Miller, Byron Barton, Steve Bartholomew, Ali Maloney and Foxglove Lee.”

In other words, just the thing to add a sour tinge to the year’s end eggnog — and, hey, they’ve given first billing to me!  For more information and/or ordering, just check the Untreed Reads site by pressing here.

In other news, Damnation Books has announced  as of late yesterday that they’re holding a 25 percent off sale for all electronic titles through December 31 when ordered directly from their website.  Needless to say, I’ve got an entry in this one too, the novelette THE GARDEN, a tale of cutting edge biotechnology in a Nathaniel Hawthorne-esque, neo-Gothic New England setting.  So what does that mean?  Buy the story and find out — by pressing its picture in the center column.  All that’s needed to get the discount is to enter the coupon code 12PE9NGO4MDS at checkout.




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