Friday, November 25, 2016

****IT’S ON! LET THE HOLIDAYS BEGIN****


Is there a lover of the paranormal or science fiction in your life?  Wondering what you might get them for a gift this year?  Well then here's a deal you won't want to pass up!

Starting now and ending at midnight on November 30th, all three books in the Para-Earth Series are just $1.49 (1/2 off the regular price of $2.99).  That's right, you can now get all three books for yourself, or for someone's stocking, for less than $5.00!

And remember the Para-Earth Series has something for everyone:

Ghosts, psychics, vampyres, shamans, parallel realities, mystery, love, suspense, humor, action, suspense...  in short, the WORKS!

Each novel has earned 4 and 5 star reviews! Not bad for a series that is still growing.  Each story stands on its own, but is also part of an ever growing story arc.

-It all begins with "The Bridge" where a stone bridge built in the 1700's is haunted by the mysterious White Lady, who supposedly seeks the baby she lost.  But in reality she is also trying to warn others of the terrifying secret that lies hidden within the bridge itself.  

-The adventures continue in "The Ship" where we find Cassandra Elliott and Julie Cloudfoot, having just survived the terrifying encounter at the bridge, now find themselves facing a living ghost ship which has designs on the psychically endowed Cassandra its new navigator.

-"The Vampyre Blogs - Coming Home" introduces a whole new cast of characters which includes Nathan Steward, the last surviving soldier of the Civil War, who's extended lifespan comes from his terrifying encounter with in a Para-Earth where he encountered life forms that defied description.  Only now one of those beings has found its way into this world, and Nathan is the only force who can stop it.  But to do so may cost him dearly.  For if he fails, it will not only mean losing his own life, but the lives the of those whose families he has watched over for the last 150 years.

Like Terry Pratchett's Discworld, all the stories in my series take place in the same universe.  And with time, many of the characters will meet and encounter new threats as well as finding themselves having new adventures together.  Two new books are scheduled to be added to the series next year, so dive in now because the wonders and adventures are just beginning.

Plus, if you order through Amazon or Barnes and Noble, you can not only gift any/all of these books to someone, you can also schedule what day you want the book(s) to arrive, like maybe Christmas Day or during Hannukah?  Or maybe someone has a birthday coming up, you can take care of that shopping now and know it will arrive on the right day.

Simply click on the correct link below and take advantage of this offer that promises hours of reading pleasure and wonder for all:



Amazon:







Barnes and Noble:





 For Apple, Kobo, Sony, PDFs (for desktops and laptops):

Sunday, November 20, 2016

****Holiday Sale Starting Friday November 25th****

****With the holiday season fast approaching I'm getting the word out now so everyone can take advantage of these offers****


ALL three books in our Para-Earth Series will be available for Kindle, Nook, Apple for just $1.49 each (normal price $2.99) starting the day after Thanksgiving *Black Friday* and continuing until November 30th.

That's right you can get the entire Para-Earth Series to date for under $5.00, or gift to someone you know who loves paranormal/science fiction.

OR...


You can get SIGNED trade paperback versions for just $10.00 each (normal price $15.00).


Stay tuned for more details and links for how to take advantage of this holiday deal...

Saturday, November 12, 2016

The Holiday Season Is Coming and You Can Gift E-Books...



As the holiday season swiftly approaches, I began to ponder about how does one give an e-book to someone else as a gift?  

Having received my first Kindle last Christmas, I am still very a much a novice at using it.  Mind you I have been learning and I'm enjoying it immensely.  But I'll talk more about e-books vs print in another post.  For now, I wanted to focus on those of us who want to get an e-book for someone we know who has either a Kindle or a Nook.   How would one go about purchasing one without having it arrive too soon?  

Well, with the recent release of our latest Para-Earth book (The Vampyre Blogs - Coming Home) I found myself rewarding some of our beta-readers with a free copy of the finished product in whatever form they wished (trade paperback, Nook, Kindle, PDF, Smashwords).  Most requested a signed trade paperback, but a couple asked for the Kindle version.




So I headed over to Amazon, got into my account, and pulled up "The Vampyre Blogs - Coming Home".  Once there I quickly found the "Give As A Gift" button and clicked it.  From there I was taken to another screen which asked me to sign into my Amazon account, which I did.  From there I was taken to a final screen 


This screen asked only for the e-mail address of the recipient I was sending this book to AND what day I wanted it delivered.  It was the option of a delivery date that really caught my eye.  Now some of you might be thinking, "Duh, you never noticed this before?"  And the answer is "Obviously, I didn't.  I rarely gave e-books as gifts to anyone before, even though I'm an author.  Most of my readers buy the books for themselves and hardly anyone in my family owns a Nook or Kindle."  So yes, this was brand new to me and very exciting.  

I quickly went over to Barnes and Noble, opened an account with them and found they too had the same kind of delivery option.  (It's set up pretty much same so I'm not sharing more screen caps for it).  

So now I have this huge new avenue for holiday shopping before me.  And with Black Friday and Cyber Monday looming on the horizon, I thought it important to share these options with all of you. Some of you may have known about all this, but for those (like me) who didn't you now have more options when it comes to shopping for gifts.  I personally love the idea of having a book to place in someone's 'Cyber Stocking', or put an actual envelope in a stocking/gift box in a real stocking...


or under a tree...



or next to a dreidel...


and of course, let's not forget those who have a birthday around these holidays and could use a present that's meant strictly as a birthday present and not "two presents in one"...


...informing them to check their e-mail for a gift.

The holiday season can be a rough time for people both because of finances and trying to figure out what to get someone, especially if that someone is in another country or across the states which makes the shipping costs another concern.

So for anyone (like me) who didn't know about this option, now you do.  And the best part is you can do that kind of shopping right now instead of waiting for the big rush.  The e-book will not arrive before the date you set. 

Of course, being an author I'm going to shamelessly promote our books by providing links below so you can visit our author pages on Amazon as well as Barnes and Noble, where all our books are listed and you can choose whichever one(s) you'd like to gift to the readers in your life.

KINDLE USERS:

NOOK USERS:


Thanks for tuning in and don't be afraid to leave suggestions or ideas about gifting books that I overlooked in this post, in the comments section below.  Until next time, take care and keep writing.







Saturday, November 5, 2016

The First Reviews For "The Vampyre Blogs - Coming Home" Are In...

After one week, things are looking good for the latest installment of the Para-Earth Book Series as readers welcome Nathan and company with open arms...


4.0 out of 5 stars:  A new twist on vampires!

Amazon: October 25, 2016
Second book I've read by this indie author. Allan has now partnered with his wife, Helen.
Characters are fun. If you like vampires, you'll like this story. A little Twilight, a little Bram Stoker, a little Stephen King. You can see Allan's influences in his works. Nathan is a fascinating take on the immortal vampire. His family and friends are as dysfunctional as any modern group. He negotiates the modern world with great agility.
The monsters appear, the battles arise. A fun read and a nod to Helen for the scientific additions.

This is the 1st book I have read by these authors and I was hooked!
Such a different approach to the "birth" (of the vampyre),,, and the para earths are fascinating! I look forward to the next installments!
Care to see more?  Then just click on the appropriate link below and see what all the praise is about:

KINDLE USERS ($2.99):

https://www.amazon.com/Vampyre-Blogs-Coming-Home-Para-Earth-ebook/dp/B01MDO8SLO/ref=pd_rhf_gw_p_img_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=V3E8AEVCQ4EWAR5NTH9V 


NOOK USERS ($2.99):
APPLE AND ALL OTHERS E-READERS (INCLUDING PDF) CLICK HERE ($2.99):