Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
My eBooks are currently on sale for .99 cents from now until January 1st. So, if you've been wanting to pick one up, now is the time!
Also, if you join my newsletter by Christmas day, I will buy you one of my ebooks! Your choice as to which one. So click here to sign up. Just my way of saying thanks and Merry Christmas!
Do you want to be able to vote on my upcoming book title? Well, over on Patreon you can! I've been doing polls for my upcoming books lately like helping to name my characters and book title. I love getting feedback from my readers. You'll be able to say you helped me write the book!
I also made a few changes to my Patreon page and the rewards/content that I'm producing. If you're interested, please read on.
The rewards for the different tiers have been updated to include more free ebooks, paperbacks, a shout out in the acknowledgment section, and even merch! And the exclusive posts are better than ever. You get to weigh in on things like naming characters, etc. But I also have something called Flash Fiction Friday. Every other Friday, I post a continued story that ends with 2 choices. You get to vote on what you want to see happen next and I write it. It's like a choose your own adventure story. And there's a lot more going on and planned for my Patreon over the upcoming year. Contests, giveaways, prizes, and more. Don't miss out! You can become a patron here and help me to keep writing my books!
Next Friday is the 13th. Many people see this as a day of bad luck. This Friday the 13th, your luck of buying my books on sale will run out!
From now until next Friday, November 13, my ebooks will be .99 cents. That means, you can grab ALL my books for less than LESS than $5. This is the time to grab the ones you're missing.
I'm also holding a sale for signed paperbacks right here on my website. From now until Friday, November 13, you can get a signed, paperback copy for $15 flat ($10 for Getaway). If your bookshelf is missing any of my paperbacks, you'll want to jump on this. And yes, that does include shipping.
Alright, I'm not a big coffee drinker. But, there's this really cool site called Ko-Fi where you can "buy a coffee" for your favorite creators. Basically, it's a place to donate money to creators you enjoy to help fund their work. Let's not focus on that part, though.
Let's talk about all the free things I have for you over on Ko-Fi! Unlike Patreon, you can view all of my posts on Ko-Fi. No exclusives! Which means, every short story I write, every post I make, or anything I share you'll be able to see without having to pay. Here's what I'm going to do.
I'm going to start writing short stories and flash fiction pieces for my Ko-Fi page. EVERYONE can read these stories for free. The option to buy me a coffee is there, but it's not mandatory! Just hang out and read the good stories and comment to let me know what you liked. Simple as that. At a certain point, I will collect up the short stories/flash fiction and cram them into a collection and publish the book. For you people wanting some sort of exclusive, I'll send a free copy to anyone who buys me a coffee! Deal?
If you want to read my stories and follow me FOR FREE, head over to Ko-Fi here and check it out. Remember, you DON"T have to donate. Hang out and enjoy the free stories if you would like! I'll see you over on Ko-Fi.
The Devil's Journal is a story over on my Patreon that went live last week, just in time for spooky season. It's a story written in blog format. I've done one of these before and it was a lot of fun and people enjoyed it. So, I thought, why not do it again? The only way to read this full story is by joining my Patreon page here. A new episode comes out every week until the story is finished. Here's the first entry to help you decide if you want to read on!
Something strange has been happening at my house lately. Things are not normal here. The past few weeks have been, well, strange. I think I’ve stumbled onto something very disturbing here and I’m not sure what to do about it. It only now occurs to me that I should be chronicling this adventure here on this blog. I suppose I need to fill you in on what happened. Here we go.
My name is Desiree Mitchell. I would occasionally write little blog posts here about the beach, my dog, or whatever I happen to be doing. I’ve only got a handful of followers, so no one ever reads these things. I'm unsure how many people will be reading this. Probably not many. But it doesn’t matter. If I even manage to get one of you to believe me...
There I was, vacuuming my house a few weeks ago. I was singing and dancing like an idiot. I always do that. If you have to clean the house, have fun, right? Anyway, my dog Sammie pounced on the vacuum like she does, and the cord got wrapped around my leg. I went down hard. Like a sack of potatoes.
My knee broke a whole in the wall just opposite my dining room table. At first, I was nervous and upset. I rent this house. First thing I thought was bye bye security deposit. But then I noticed something. There was a little nook on the other side of the hole. At some point, there must have been a small pantry here or something. Maybe Harry Potter used to live in my house, I don’t know. Okay, stupid joke. But you get the point.
I peered inside. It was dusty and filled with cobwebs, but not much else. Except for a single lock box. My curiosity was peaked now. I wanted to know what was in that box. I mean, who wouldn’t? A secret box behind a secret wall?
So, I got out the hammer. But that took a long-time because I don’t have a sledgehammer. Just a normal hammer. And it takes longer that I would have thought to bust down a wall. But eventually, I broke the wall down and pulled the little black box free. It was locked and I had no idea how to open it. I thought about breaking the lock, but it looked sturdy. The only way I was getting it open was with a lockpick set. Which, of course, I didn’t own. So, I had to order one on Amazon.
I should have left the box alone. I never should have opened it. What I found inside changed my life. It’s still changing my life and I want this never-ending nightmare to quit. I....
Something is downstairs. I have to go. I’ll update this blog later.
Who here has heard of Discord? If not, it's like a chat room from back in the old days of the internet. Remember those? Alright, let's just cut to the chase. I created a Discord server for my Patrons over on Patreon. However, I've decided to open it up to everyone! Please come check it out. Click the link below to accept the invite.
If you want special privileges that only patrons get such as send out invites and special events on Discord, please consider joining my Patreon page. Patrons are listed under their specific reward tier from Patreon so you get bragging rights! Come check out the server. Talk books, memes, pics, whatever!
Hello there readers,
I wanted to share some news with you that you may have been unaware of. Did you know you can read an exclusive short story featuring the upcoming protagonist in my paranormal thriller? Here's a quick story behind the...uh... story.
There was a short story contest I entered last year. The challenge was, write a ghost story with a twist. Throw a spin on an old legend. That sort of thing. So, I started thinking about the stories about ghosts like the woman in white. You know the legends. A ghostly woman stalks a stretch of quiet road. She's dressed all in white and hitchhikes rides with her unsuspecting guests. I took that legend and gave it a fun twist. What if the hunter became the hunted?
Jeffrey Raines is Death's bounty hunter. He reaps souls that wander the Earth and prey on the living. And my short story, Death Loves Her Balance, started it all. The story, unfortunately, didn't win the contest. But I think, in the end, I came out the bigger winner because it gave me my next series idea. And I've been having a lot of fun crafting this world and writing the story.
If you want to read the story for yourself, all you have to do is sign up for my monthly newsletter. That's it. You'll get the short story delivered directly to your inbox! Click here to sign up. Every month, I share behind the scenes info, first looks, upcoming works, and much more! Sign up today and read that story! And let me know what you think in the comments below.
The story goes, a secret dungeon was found in 1883 behind a secret wall in the back of the fort. Two skeletons were found shackled to the wall and were identified as one man and one woman. Rumors of a secret love affair between a Colonel's wife and a captain blossomed. When the colonel found out, he had them chained to a wall in the bowels of the Castillo and walled them up alive. Were the long lost lovers found that day?
Maybe not. But it makes for a good creepy story, right? I've visited the Castillo many times over the years and I've been in the very room which is dubbed "the lover's dungeon" and have never seen this story or heard it from tour guides. There's a lot of haunted history pages online which speak to its truth but it seems like there isn't any true evidence of this secret dungeon.
The Castillo de San Marcos, however, was used as a prison for a long portion of its history. Many Native Americans were imprisoned there in 1875. Many people died at the Castillo, regardless of the lover's rumor being true or not.
This haunted history makes it the perfect place for my upcomong paranormal thriller. Jeffrey Raines, Death's bounty hunter. visits this very fort during the first several chapters of my book. I couldn't think of a better backdrop than this. The Castillo is an amazing structure which is well worth a visit if you are ever in St. Augustine, Florida. And if you've heard the story of the lover's dungeon, I'd love to get your take in the comments below. Do you think the story is true?
What is a blog style story, you're wondering? Well, it's a story told in the form of a blog. Uploaded one week at a time. Interested? Let me tell you what it's about.
Donna Mitchell finds a journal hidden in her home. It references something called The Devil's Journal. Donna decides to document the events as they unfold on her weekly blog. As she gets further into the journal, strange things start to happen to Donna. Before too long, Donna's world is flipped upside down. She may have stumbled on some dark secret that should have stayed locked away from the world.
If this sounds like something you would like to read, then consider signing up for my Patreon page. It's going to be an exclusive story for patrons only. Patrons help fund my writing career in a way nothing else can! I've been so happy for the support over on Patreon and I wanted to give my patrons a little something cool that only they get to read. If you want to join this exclusive club and read this upcoming blog novel, consider signing up today. The plan is to release the blog story in October. See you over on Patreon!
To cover up his search history, Evan Bond is a thriller/suspense author. As an outdoor enthusiast and horror lover, Evan Bond enjoys writing stories where the two come together. He lives in Florida with his wife and two sons.