I’ve got a fun gift and announcement today. I finally packaged a couple of my short stories together in an e-book, and it’s FREE to all of you, my lovely blog readers, through the middle of next week (Nov. 7 to be exact).
Just use this Smashwords coupon code: RJ36F
The timing is great, because both of these stories have Halloween-esque overtones. Especially the title story, Running in the Dark, which is a thriller. It’s also the story I rather infamously created while taking out my trash, and it’s written in second person. Eeerriie.
The bonus story in the collection is called Being Batman. It’s not a thriller or written in second person, but is quite dear to my heart. And it also has a tie to Halloween – I’ll bet you can find it as you’re reading.
It's a bit of a departure from my typical fantasy stuff, but I'm so excited to share it with you. Hope you enjoy!
Here’s a little more to entice you:
Running in the Dark
Don’t Slow Down…
He snatched you. Took you in plain sight during your evening jog. But you’re not going down without a fight. When the stakes are high, when the darkness closes in, when the footsteps behind get closer and closer, there’s only one thing left to do…keep running
He stood still as night in the black hoodie he used as armor. Don’t let them see you’re scared, he thought. Batman never shows he’s scared.
Most boys dream of being superheroes so they can fly, flaunt their superstrength against bullies, or turn invisible around girls.
Ash isn’t most boys.
He dreams of Batman for sheer survival. By age nine, he’s seen his parents die in a car accident, watched four foster homes come and go, and decided it’s safer to stay hidden behind masks. When trouble with a modern-day Batmobile lands him in yet another foster home, Ash begins to wonder if even superheroes are strong enough to renew his belief in love, family and heroes.
…Find out in Being Batman.
In other news, check out these cool happenings in the blogosphere:
• L.G. at Bards and Prophets is hosting a fun series about "Badass Women"
• Write Club playoffs are on!