My second novella, Scaremonger, is now available as a Kindle exclusive for only .99 over on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Scaremonger-Lily-D
This is an experiment for me. It feels strange offering 24,000 words for a buck, but with a 35% royalty rate it feels even stranger. I have two titles coming up from Medallion this year: Storm Demon in October and The Julian Year TREEbook in December. Storm Demon will be available in print and e-book formats, and The Julian Year will only be available for iPads and some phones, After that, it will be a long wait until The Frenzy Wolves, the third and final book in my werewolf trilogy The Frenzy Cycle, is published in October 2014, and even longer until my sixth Jake Helman book, which will be the last in my signature series, is published in the spring of 2015. I can't feed the fam on one book a year, thus this experiment self publishing e-books. I also happen to enjoy writing series more than I do standalone novels, and with my two establlished series coming to an end, I'd like to have another in the works. Scaremonger is subtitled "A Lily Dale Chiller," but it's listed on Amazon as "Book One in the Lily Dale Chronicles."
Lily Dale is a spiritualist assembly located fifteen minutes from where I grew up. It's comprised of maybe three hundred homes. Many of the people who live there are mediums, psychics, and healers. There's a pet cemetery, an outdoor meeting place called Inspiration Stump, and indoor theater where guests like Deepak Chapra speak. In the summer, it's filled with tourists; off season, it's a gray, hilly hamlet with narrow streets and cottages overlooking Victorian homes. One road goes into the assembly, and the same road goes out. It's a great setting for a horror yarn, and Jake Helman visited it for a couple of chapters in Cosmic Forces. I use Lily Dale and Scaremonger to introduce a new action heroine, Rosa Thorn. My favorite character to write is Maria Vasquez, Jake Helman's love interest, and I'm going to miss her - but Rosa kicks plenty of ass too, and she doesn't need to be anyone's love interest.
Check it out. How can you go wrong for a buck?