Tuesday, February 5, 2013

A Free Ebook - Once Upon a December Nightmare

Although I don't usually blog on Tuesdays, I have great news. Through April, I plan to leave Once Upon a December Nightmare free. That's right! You can download the second edition of this horror novelette, loosely based on a true event that happened to me and a few friends.

A Horror Novelette

They were only going out to dinner and a movie.

But their plans go astray, and friends Cassie, Mary, Denise, and James decide to take a detour down a lonely mountain road. A felled tree blocks their passage and forces them to turn around in a clearing containing a disturbing arrangement of four deer carcasses.

Then their truck breaks down, and their cell phones don't work. They must brave the cold December air, nightfall, and a long hike. Yet their troubles are just beginning. Tension runs high between the four young friends ... and they are not alone. Each step brings them closer to safety, but will they make it to the main road alive?

Includes the monster's origin story "Nightmare at the Freak Show"


To Download For Free: Amazon / iTunes / Kobo / Smashwords

Here are some reviews:
"... a delightfully creepy modern tale, with old-time overtones, believable scares, and a breathless epilogue." - Sheila Deeth, author of Black Widow

"Don't read this story in the dark!" - Aubrie Dionne, author of Paradise 21

"I recommend this one with a cup of tea or a cold, dark brew, read at night preferably." - Lisa Rusczyk, author of Chasing the Dark

"A great page-turner!" - Jessica Yopp, a reader

"She left me asking for more." - David Huffstetler, author of Blood on the Pen

"Be prepared to have it stick in your memory!" - Elizabeth Svigar, author of Qi

"Very scary, well written, a page turner." - Cher Green, author of Escape to Love

"I read the book in one sitting and did not want to put it down, which is always a sure sign of a great story." - Julie Flanders, author of Polar Night

"You'll need a big blanket when those chilly goose bumps crawl up your arms!" - Christine Rains, author of L'il Gal Al and the Zombies of Amarillo

"The book in itself was brilliant!" - Desere Steenberg, reviewer

"Warning. Don't read this book while camping or before hiking in the woods." - Rachelle Ayala, author of Broken Build

10 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That's very cool!

Hart Johnson said...

Ha! Excellent! Downloaded and will share!

Heather Holden said...

Very awesome! :D

Jai said...

Thank you. I look forward to reading it.

Christine Rains said...

Yay! It's an awesome story.

Camille Picott said...

Just grabbed my copy off Amazon! Can't wait to read it!

Cathy Keaton said...

Really cool! Thanks for letting us know about your free novelette. Just downloaded it. ;)

Kristen Winiarski said...

Thank you for this! I'm looking forward to reading it!

Emilyann Girdner said...

Thanks Cherie! This is really exciting :)Downloading now.

Can I pick your brain on a side topic? Have you run in to any issues publishing a single piece across Smashwords, Amazon, Kindle, etc? Someone recently mentioned to me they thought each was exclusive, but that doesn't seem right to me.

M. J. Joachim said...

Will make my way to Smashwords in the not too distant future...thank you!