It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of Stephen Spencer. In my opinion, thrillers, mystery and suspense are the hardest genre to get right, and Stephen's novels strike exactly the right balance between entertainment and keeping his reader perched on their seat's edge. I've snapped up each one of Stephen's ebooks and have been enthralled by the adventures of Paul Mallory. Recently Stephen produced two short stories as 'singles', and true to form, the characters are brilliantly sketched and the storyline zings.
To commemorate the Titanic's centenary, Role Reversal went free, and gushed from the virtual shelves to land in the top twenty US and top ten UK short story charts. The promotion has finished now, but if you're looking for an excellent short story with a spine-tingling supernatural theme, Role Reversal is worth every penny of 99 cents. And every cent of 77 pennies. Catch up with Stephen Spencer here and discover more about this increasingly successful indie author.
And another piece of exciting news, L K Jay who also dropped by recently for a chat has released her latest thriller: The Policeman who was Afraid of the Dark.
Sorry, for technical reasons The Bridle Path did not as promised go free on Sunday - however this should be rectified and The Bridle Path will remain free Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday - that's the 16th, 17th and 18th April.The lesson here is that anything that seems like a good idea at two in the morning, probably isn't. Deepest apologies once again, and hopefully this free promotion will be available tomorrow.
Role Reversal by Steve Spencer is Free to download on the centenary of the Titanic disaster.
"The Bridle Path", which is nothing more than a fairy tale for grownups will be free to download from Amazon this coming Sunday. Shy, sweet Matilda begins the story scared to say boo to a goose, but finally finds the strength to go after exactly what she wants on her terms. And what does any thirty something single female desire most?
Even more exciting, Jessica Sturman-Coombs who very kindly took the trouble to beta read has agreed to answer a few questions about her own writing; Jess's interview should be live in a couple of days. Yet another date for your diary, if you're anywhere near the Galleria in Hatfield on the 23rd June, drop into Waterstones and say hello to Jess - she'll be signing copies of her novel Pokerface.
A gianormous THANK YOU to all who downloaded a free copy of An Explosive Time, which frankly is my favourite in the Celtic Cousins' Adventures to date. The only person keeping Crombie off the top spot (Kindle Free Charts, British Detectives) was the undisputed King of Sleuths, Sherlock Holmes.
Just as thrilling as coming second to the untouchable Conan Doyle; I discovered someone had ripped through Crombie's capers in an evening, and left the sweetest four star review. Louise also was kind enough to 'Tweet' at me, and of course, I paid a visit to her website. Frankly I've fallen in love. To my mind, short stories are the ultimate test of a writer's skill, one word having to do the work of three, and at Louise's blog I found a feast.
If like me, you enjoy having the bejeezus scared out of you just before bedtime, you're in for such a treat at Louise's site. I don't know how she manages it, but it's all done in a thousand words or less. Bite sized spine tingling thrillers there to be snapped up. Enjoy.
Click here for Louise's site:
Of course Stephen Spencer says he's thrilled to have me 'guesting' on his site, but in truth as soon as I got wind that he intended to release "Role Reversal" a short story with a Titanic theme, I saw my chance to catch a little reflected glory. So after dropping a few heavy hints, Stephen invited me over to his, and if you get the chance, I throughly recommend you take a peek. See, I've got a very tenuous connection to the Titanic, if you're local to my part of the world, (Ruislip and surrounding villages) you'll probably guess - otherwise - zoom on over to Stephen's site. I promise you'll be throughly entertained and of course, you can get to know more about 'A Night To Remember.'
Here's the address: Steve Spencer - don't forget to say who sent you.
Role Reversal by Stephen Spencer smashed into the UK top 100 Short Stories
Which just goes to prove us Brits know a good thing when we see it! If you're a fan of short stories, don't take my word for it, pop over to Stephen's site and sample for yourself. It is a little gem and does everything a short story should do! Stephen's site is here.
Announcing a new ebook & a new Indie Author Interview:
Role Reversal - a new short story by Stephen Spencer
First guest author Stephen Spencer has proved an invaluable friend to the indie community: He really is the 'nicest guy, writing mean thrillers.' Amongst other things, I wanted to find out how he managed to create such believable three dimensional characters. The answer may surprise you! Click here to find out more! Or pay a visit to Stephen's site and start reading an on-line sample of his latest short but action packed story. Window of Opportunity.