Beat Nov blues with free reads

November 1 – 5 anyone can read two of my ebooks completely free, just click the links below.

KEPT

Twelve massive ships leave the dying earth, heading into the great unknown, seeking new life among the stars.
One of the ships, GIA, crashes on Kepler, which is already inhabited. Now at the mercy of the alien race, the humans are held in an underground cavern.
Would they still have gone knowing that they would be stripped of all humanity?
Under the constant eye of the aliens, a few men discover there may be a way out of the cavern.
But to where?
How will they escape and what will they encounter if they succeed?

HANDSOME

Being handsome has its advantages and affords him easy access into people’s homes. They quickly learn you can not judge a book by its cover when they pay the ultimate price with their lives. He didn’t ask to look the way he does, nor to lose his loving mother at such a young age. Dealing with unwanted memories, he will find a way to erase his past by cleansing the city as he sees fit.
Detective Marcy Gagon, finds at times her relationship with the lead coroner, Krista Jones, a harder case to crack than the one she’s trying to solve. She feels alone in the hunt for a man whom she believes is a serial killer. The Chief of Police refuses to entertain the possibility that Toronto has yet another serial killer until she can bring him solid proof. But when another couple are killed within 24 hours of the last, Marcy gets the push she needs, and new leads come pouring in. Fully engulfed in her job, she also learns a deeper secret to her girlfriend’s past that only strengthens their bond. Hot on the heels of a killer, Marcy must somehow bring his reign of terror to an end without letting her personal life interfere.

Where to find free marketing

Hi everyone, it’s been awhile since I’ve written a blog. I’ve been mainly focused on my books and scripts and juggling projects. Today however I spent the entire day in marketing. Which brought up the thought that I need to share these tidbits with all of you.

I aim to find as much free marketing as I can, keeping my budget to editing and covers. Here are a few I’ve found. If you know of more, please share in the comments for everyone else too. I’ll post all links at the end.

The new one today (which I did share in a few groups) is an android app Booksniffer. This claims to allow people to follow you and it does allow you to create new free ads. I made this one in three clicks.

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A web based classified called Locanto. This is simple to use and even though you need to fill out the form for every location you want to post, the form auto fills most – I use notepad to keep the description – so it’s fairly quick. I also post to Provinces and States, not cities. You can literally have ads worldwide free if you have the time. PS the listing may say 32 days but they run forever without deleting.

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And don’t forget Google My Business, both an app and a website. These are located on the google main page, top right corner at the 9-dots, open them (if you aren’t familiar) and scroll down to my business. On the phone, head into the app store and search googlemybuisness and get it.  You don’t need to pay to use it. I don’t, and I get almost 7000 hits a month – sometimes more, depending on my posts.

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And this is all I did today.  There are others, but that’s it for now. Again if you know any good free places, give a share!

BookSniffer: PS say Theresa Jacobs referred you and help me out too: https://authors.booksniffer.com/?fbclid=IwAR2QEZwlH8iVRAZh1WW5c1Kzml_N8YpMReZF3fTF7qlYGn4dXc1GdowUqfA

Locanto: https://www.locanto.com/

Google: https://g.page/AuthorTheresaJacobs?gm

 

 

The importance of not blogging

I was a steady once a week blogger, for three years. That is a lot of blogs.  I wrote about writing, trial and error, and how to promote. Or I’d share my newest book, free stories, author spotlights, and interviews. Plus tons of other fun, writerly things during that time. 

But then I got serious about putting that time to better use and began concentrating more on short stories. Stories that would be worthy of submitting to anthologies. While I still have novels in the works, this is what I’ve done in Sept/Oct of 2019 – with still more to come!

 

 

The Elements of Horror. 

I missed the deadline for fire – but you need the entire collection anyway – don’t you think? 

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A DISCOVERY OF WRITERS 

A great group of http://www.friends from around the globe came together in this masterpiece. 

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100 WORD HORROR DRABBLES

You try telling a story in a 100 words – grab book one and two for another complete collection. You wont regret it. 

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DEPTH OF DARKNESS

The writers of IASD Group bring tales of terror to life in this horrific collection. Watch the amazing live motion promo, then grab your copy.

 

Click here to access all of the above, plus more!

https://www.amazon.com/Theresa-Jacobs/e/B01BAS13T2

Horrifyingly Excellent Authors Here

Essence Asunder by Feind Gottes

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One man.
Two Fiends.
A cold, dark basement. A table of torture devices. A garrote chair.
Jacob Falgoust has woken into his own private Hell where Pain and Misery greet him with open arms.
A reason wrapped in riddles of beauty and pain may be his only chance to escape the suffering. Jacob must find the answer before his very essence is torn asunder.

 

Quotes:
” As grim and horrific a story I’ve read in a long time, if ever.” – Rudder’s Reviews

” The horror in Essence Asunder grabs you from the first sentence and does not let go.” – Isobel Blackthorn

Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/Essence-Asunder-Feind-Gottes-ebook/dp/B07DNMCV1D

Paperback: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1948318342

Feind Gottes [Fee-nd Gotz] is a horror nut, metal lover and an award winning horror author. Feind Feind Gottes - author photo.pngcurrently resides near Omaha, NE with his girlfriend, son, and two crazy cats. 

Feind has had one novella, Essence Asunder, published with Hellbound Books along with short stories and flash fiction appearing in several anthologies. Several more releases are scheduled in 2019 including Feind’s first ever published poem. Feind recently earned his first editing credit by co-editing “Blood From A Tombstone” with Don Smith Jr. 

Feind is currently editing his debut novel, Piece It All Back Together, for a 2019 release through Stitched Smile Publications. The first draft of Feind’s debut novel won the 2016 Dark Chapter Press Prize followed in 2017 by a Top Ten finish in The Next Great Horror Writer Contest then winning the Vincent Price Scariest Writer Award from Tell-Tale Publishing.

 

Terrifying Collections by P.J. Blakey-Novis

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Collection I: Embrace the Darkness & Other Stories

Step into the mind of the unstable, where nightmares become reality and reality is not always what it seems. Embrace The Darkness is a collection of six terrifying tales, exploring the darker side of human nature and the blurred line between dreams and actuality

http://mybook.to/EmbraceTheDarkness

 

 

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Collection II: Tunnels & Other Stories 

From the author of Embrace the Darkness, Tunnels takes you on six terrifying journeys full of terror and suspense. Join a group of ghost-hunters, dare to visit the Monroe house on Halloween, peek inside the marble box, and feel the fear as you meet the creatures of the night.

http://mybook.to/Tunnels

 

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Collection III: The Artist & Other Stories

The nightmares continue in this third instalment of short horrors from P.J. Blakey-Novis. The Artist and Other Stories contains a terrifying mix of serial killers, sirens, ghosts, claustrophobia, supernatural powers, and revenge guaranteed to get your heart racing and set your nerves on edge.

http://mybook.to/Artist

 

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Karma & Other Stories is a collection of six terrifying stories, with tales of vengeance, the occult, a deadly competition, a weekend trip which turns violent, witchcraft, and things which go bump in the night. These short stories pack a punch, with endings that will haunt your dreams.

http://mybook.to/KarmaIV

 

 

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P.J. Blakey-Novis   Co-Founder of Red Cape Publishing

www.redcapepublishing.com
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Author Pages

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The Gold Collection by

David Duane Kummer

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Around every corner, another mystery…
In every alley, the unknown lurks…
You were scared of the dark for good reason.

The Gold Collection Box Set is a compilation of all the books I published during high school, including My Abigail, She, She Watches, and Until We Burn. It also includes an exclusive collection of short stories titled As Trees Turned Away. You can buy each of the four novels individually on Amazon, or purchase them all for a lower cumulative price here.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07TVQJ9SY

My Abigail–
Abigail had a secret
She was different… but I loved her.
But after it ended, there were no words to describe her. No way to make sense of it all.
Something so sweet, so loving, so gentle… in the end, it was all terrible.

In this gripping, psychological thriller, Caleb meets the girl of his dreams. Abigail is pretty, funny, and she cares about him like nobody ever has. But underneath her appearance is a monster that nobody can control… and nobody knows about.

When he is confronted with the truth, Caleb must make a terrible decision. Will he love the person who’s hurt him? Or will the secret tear them apart?

What even Abigail doesn’t understand is that she’s dangerous. More dangerous than either of them realize. But is it too late to turn back?

Until We Burn–
Cyrus Street never forgot about his home. It was always in the back of his mind, with the memories, the nightmares. Alluring, always pulling him back. There were so many questions unanswered. Something he left behind.

When he finally returns, he’s drawn back into a world even worse than he remembers. Werifesteria, with its dark secrets and murky past, never changed. It remains a cesspool, a danger. There’s something about the town unnerving, yet enticing. It isn’t normal. It isn’t sane.

As soon as Cyrus steps back into it, the murders begin. He’s the only one can catch this madman, if he can only control his mind.

Everybody remembers the fire. Everybody remembers him. But there’s a darkness he’s buried inside his own head. And unless he can remember, the entire town will burn.

She–
She Watches Always.

Small river towns have always had urban legends and teenage boys who love their sister. Even every city has these. But this legend is different, and Michael is unique.

Michael’s only a typical teenager in this small rivertown. Along with his three friends, he grows up and survives school; he laughs at jokes and gets to know the town around him. But everything changes one night when his sister is taken. Everything is different for him and his friends, as their friendly town begins to feel and look more sinister.

With the help of a detective, they uncover secrets and plots that point towards the only hope for saving his sister.

Together, they will search to the ends of the earth, when in reality the answer is close nearby. In their hometown.

Together, they will face the enemy that threatens their town, their lives, and the future of everyone they love. It is the adversary with many faces and none; the foe that cannot be killed and was never born.

They go together.
She waits alone.

She Watches–
She still watches.

The nights grew longer and the streets became empty. There was nothing left in the city. What she had taken, none could restore. The terrible woman of the dark, who lived in the forest, who lived to destroy. She is a mystery; She was always mystery. And now She is back.

When Daniel Smith is lured home 20 years later, he has a family of his own and kids to care for. It’s been a long time away from Hardy, from the town where so much happened. There are demons waiting beneath every sidewalk and home -demons only he knows about.

Friends. Nightmares. Fears. Death. It all rises up from the murky past of the city.

Some things are meant to never come back.

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davidkummer7@gmail.com

My name is David Kummer, and I live in Madison, Indiana, a small town on the Ohio River. There’s lots of history and creepy places, which have influenced my writings. In my book SHE, most of the places and buildings are based off similar settings here in my home town, although I’ve changed them so you won’t know which ones exactly (if you don’t ask).

I would love to get to know you better, so email me or check out my blog at davidkummer.com. I’m always glad to give out review copies ( most of the time), but love it even more if you pick up a copy to buy. They’re all cheap. Reviews are super appreciated.

You may have read some great authors before and some fascinating books, but you’ve never had an experience like this. Try something and let me convince you.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07TVQJ9SY

 

Click Like Share and  most importantly shop! 

Drop me a comment if you want a featured spot, or just a mixed author promo day, it’s free!  

 

Facebook Ads – are they worth it?

Though I’ve been writing for nearing four years now, when it comes to marketing I am still a newb!  I know I must do it, it’s the only way to reach the masses. However I find it boring and costly. So you can take my following proof at face value – this is my take on just winging it.

The most I can glean from the experience myself is that Facebook LIES. I’ve told them as much and they’ve not yet responded.

I posted an ad to drive people to my WordPress Blog. This is Facebook’s Analytics for 7 days – $20.00 max spending. I thought, hey that’s not too shabby, 20$ is worth that many eyes. Perhaps I’ve even sold a book or two from the clicks to a sale on my blog. 

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NOPE.

(And one comment that I can’t find anywhere) 

 

The WordPress Analytics paint a completely different picture.

 

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101 total views and only 53 from Facebook…..hmmm….who’s lying here? 

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So I guess, unless you’re a marketing whiz, or already have a name for yourself, be-wary of who to decide to pay for promotions. 

Has anyone else done testing with similar, or GOOD results? 

 

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Down – but not out – Sale

Hi everyone, so you may be curious as to my lack of blogs of late. 

Or you’re getting this for the first time and saying, “Who are you?” 

Either way – I’ve been battling some illness and have been pushing through only writing the novel and short stories and resting lots!

Today I feel GREAT!

 

So I worked on my website and am offering everyone books for FREE or .99 Cents only on Smashwords! 

I’d love it if you’d help me by having a browse and perhaps grabbing one or two 🙂 Here’s the direct link.

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https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/theresajcbs

 

 

Or if you want to be generous and not a fan of smashwords, you can check out my page, grab from any site you prefer, or even an audio – samples now on the page too!

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My small thank you for your patience and here’s to new releases coming soon!

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