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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

FREE Christmas Ebooks! Coming before Santa!

Troy McCombs, a writer of horror who's grown up reading the best: Stephen King, Clive Barker, H.P. Lovecraft, and Poe, is putting most of his horror novels (and some that aren't horror) FREE on Amazon for a limited time.

Below are the available dates, ebooks, plotlines, and links. Get em while they're at NO cost!
December 20-23 Strandead PREY: High school seniors embark on a field trip to Chicago, but they never make it. Their bus ends up crashing on a deserted dirt road in the forest, which is occupied by flesh-and-soul-hungry monsters intent on devouring them all.
December 22. 1 day only! Damaged: A bullied teenager gets even with his classmates in the most sadistic ways possible.

Dec. 22-24 Baker's Dozen: A collection of 13 short horror tales with Lovecraftian endings. Beneath the Soil: What if you could not step on solid earth? What if there was something beneath any given spot of soil that you did not want to be there but was, always waiting for you? Would you chance it? Hypervision: If we could have better vision than an eagle, would we dare want it? And eleven more terrifying tales with endings you won't see coming!

December 21-24 The Clown Picture: 9-year-old Logan Barnes receives a painted picture of a clown from his mother. Soon, he begins to realize there's something very wrong with it. It's more than just a 2d image. The clown on canvas needs innocence to restore his life. (suitable for all ages)

December 20-22 Imaginary Friend: Nathan Stevenson is just a weakling. A wimp. A buck-toothed kid everyone in grade school picks on... that is, until they get a load of his imaginary friend, who likes to fight back and kill his creator's foes.

December 20-23 The First Level of Hell: 16-year-old Johnny Morris was the biggest troublemaker in his area. Borderline criminal. But after he gets into a fight with the wrong person and ends up dead, he finds himself in a place that makes him wish he was a much nicer person on earth.

December 17-19 The Music of 1997 (time travel story, not horror): Life's been bad to Stephen for the past three years. Before then, he had it all: a great girlfriend, awesome friends, a fun job, a healthy mother. Now he's broke, jobless, his mother dead, alone. When a song from the best time of his life strikes his ears, he realizes he can regress time and fix all his past mistakes. Easier said than done.
December 17-21 Bitten: Fact or Fiction? Henry Boyer gets bit by something while vacationing in a remote area of Tasmania. The wound becomes infected, grows, and he finds himself mutating into some... thing he cannot control... or stop from taking him over.
December 21-23 Silent Destruction (pen name Baron Driden): Andros Varlander has been a small-time thief all his life. The death of his uncle will make him a large-time thief. See, Uncle Rever headed an experimental military weapon that can open any safe, any vault, silently and effectively.
Happy reading! Sorry for any nightmares ;)

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Favorite Stephen King story/movie, and why?

I've been reading Stephen King's work for a while. I've been watching his movies for even longer than that. I covered my eyes as a child when I saw Zelda from Pet Semetary on the big screen. I felt for Chris Chambers when he described what happened with the milk money he tried to return in Stand By Me. I rooted enthusiastically for the likable characters in The Stand who fought against The Walkin Dude and Captain Trips. And my heart pounded like a drum when I read the events that took place toward the end of Carrie. So, I ask YOU, what is your favorite Stephen King movie/book/story/short film, and why?

Thursday, October 22, 2015

My new horror novel

After lots and lots of writing, editing, reading, rewriting, etc., my novel, Strandead PREY is finally available.  Below is a blurb and a link

They thought it was going to be a fun, interesting field trip during their last days as high school seniors.

But what they didn't count on was the bus crashing on a remote, deserted dirt road in the woods.

And what they couldn't possibly have anticipated were the hideous horrors that lurked in those woods... mutated once-human monsters with a hunger for fresh meat...

And fresh souls...

Just days before their graduation, twelve high school seniors embark on a field trip to the bustling city of Chicago... but they never arrive. The bus ends up crashing on an old, deserted road in the bowels of a lush forest. Some students die in the crash. Others are injured. Few remain unscathed. How they managed to veer so far off the map is a mystery. And, calling for help proves useless, as nobody can receive a phone signal.

Since little daylight remains, and a fierce storm's brewing, they come to the conclusion that they must spend the night in this unfamiliar territory.

Before dawn, however, everyone is awakened by a girl's ferocious scream. It turns out to be the scream one of their own, who's gone missing. They also find proof of what roams these woods—deformed humanoids with the brute power of wild animals. The only difference is, these savages are smart, cunning and purposeful. Their goal—to devour the brains of everyone from the Number 13 bus in order to lengthen life and accumulate powers. It's up to Will Berilla, a confused but precocious teenager, to wage war against the evil that's stalking them, save his friends, and find his way back home.