Thursday, November 8, 2012

The Hoard Happenings

So, as the nieces say, things have been a bit “cray-cray” recently (to be fair, I did teach them that phrase). The Hoard is out, and it’s been doing very well. Despite its competition having just had Halloween sales, it invaded the Amazon horror top 100 for a couple of days. Though it hadn’t been out for a full week, it was DarkFuse’s #1 seller for the week of 10/29-11/4 (though I don't expect to be able The Hoard to hang there like some of these other books have). And so far, the reviews have been very positive. I recently read it myself, and I loved it!

If you’re interested in the behind-the-scenes stuff, DarkFuse posted an article I wrote about what inspired The Hoard, and posted an interview concerning The Hoard and my writing in general. And if you haven’t gotten enough of my loud-mouthed views concerning the horror genre here at Pulling Teeth, you can check out this guest post at Fresh Fiction, where I explain why horror should be read every month of the year, not just October.

Oh, you haven’t purchased The Hoard yet? Well here are some links: Amazon, Amazon UK, B&N. Currently, the e-version is only available through Amazon.

Check out these tempting typewriter / usb keyboards.   From the site:

USB Typewriter offers a line of antique typewriters that also work as computer keyboards. I also offer a kit so you can convert your own typewriter to USB. The kits are categorized by brand, but if you don't see your brand of typewriter, just ask.

Fantastic! I actually learned how to type on a typewriter. I was probably in one of the last classes at my high school to do so. Granted, they were electric typewriters, but I practiced at home on a mechanical typewriter. I remember there being a certain feeling of momentum. I’m tempted to get one of the easy-install kits.

Have you heard of the DarkFuse Kindle club? It kicks massive ass (wut?). I purchased it a few months back. It’s really fun to receive a notice that there’s a new horror novel or novella available for download to my Kindle. It's a nice change from the continuous deluge of spam that I can't bring myself to take the time to unsubscribe from. Besides the 12 featured novels and 12 featured novellas, they regularly send out free books unexpectedly, so it’s like 70 bucks for 40 books over the course of a year. ANYWAY, they’ve got a gift deal going on where you buy someone a subscription, and you get 5 free books yourself. Get the horror-fan in your life a Christmas present and get something for yourself in the process. Ahhh, the true spirit of Winter Gift Holiday.

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