Friday, June 17, 2011

Free stuff . . . everywhere!

Happy to report I've made another story available for free on Smashwords, this one called The Intersection, telling the tale of a small town police chief with a vexing traffic problem.

First published in the Night Terrors anthology from Blood Bound Books, if you like the story, I'd reccommend you click the link and head on over to Amazon and pick yourself up a copy, for more chilling tales of the beyond.

While we're on the subject of free stuff, I've got a guest blog going up next week over at Patricia's Vampire Notes, where I'll be giving away a signed copy of Applewood, my newly-released vampire, coming-of-age novel. I've posted a couple of the early reviews over to the right, and I'd very much appreciate your checking it out!

Of course, there is also the Goodreads Giveaway, in which I'm giving away signed copies of "Applewood" to two lucky Goodreads members. Details of that can be found both to the right and in an earlier post below.

And since I'm in such a . . . giving mood, why not give away a signed copy right here on this blog? Why not right now?

Here's the deal: Simply post a comment below (doesn't have to be fancy, just make sure you leave some way for me to get in touch with you, e.g. myname at gmail, or a link to your blog or twitter) and I'll have someone close to me randomly select a lucky winner (not me, making sure it's fair should one of my more frequent commenters care to give it a shot.)

Just two catches: First, let's keep it to the U.S. and Canada only -- memories of international ebay shipping charges still haunt! -- and second, I'd appreciate it if you'd leave a review or even simply a rating somewhere, be it Amazon, Smashwords, or your own blog.

Of course I hope you love it, but even if you don't, criticism is always welcome, and mentions anywhere help.

Now, I can't make you write a review or post a rating, and won't think any less of you if you don't. But I'd certainly appreciate it!

If you're partial to horror, liked "The Lost Boys," and enjoy both vampire tales and coming-of-age fiction like "Stand By Me," I'm fairly certain you won't be disappointed.

Let's have the contest end this coming Monday, June 20th, at noon, EDT, so folks won't have to hang on so long and it doesn't conflict with the other giveaways.

As always, thanks for taking the time to read my blog, and good luck!


Anonymous said...

the Intersection is one of my favorite stories!!

Brendan P. Myers said...

Heh. Thanks, Mart! Appreciate it.

gardengal said...

I don't usually like vampire stories, but I found 'Applewood' to be fun and I liked the historical facts. This would be a good 'beach' read! I am looking forward to Mr. Myers next book!
~~Lisa Murch

Brendan P. Myers said...

Well. Don't know what happened here. I tweeted it on Friday, and also placed a notice on Kindleboards. Ah, well. Your loss. I'm happy to see I've got the sister demographic locked up, though! I thank Lisa too for her kind words.