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“Dead Heart” by Brandon Ford, Currently Free for Kindle!

Download your copy today! After all,  it’s free…at Amazon.

Description: “How much would you pay for a night of passion with your favorite celebrity?

After her untimely passing, the body of a world-renowned actress falls into the hands of an unscrupulous restorative artist. Using the funeral home in which he works as a den of sexual depravity, he auctions off a once in a lifetime opportunity with one of Hollywood’s most beloved starlets.

One bidder, however, has something else on his mind.”

Product Details

  • File Size: 107 KB
  • Print Length: 20 pages
  • ASIN: B0089GK51G

(Offer passed along with permission by the author, and below, our promo post for other work by Brandon.)

Brandon Ford’s “Decayed Etchings”-A Collection of Dark Fiction Now Available!


SYNOPSIS

In his first collection, Brandon Ford delivers 18 brand
new, never before published tales of the dark, twisted,
and macabre. Buried within these gnarled pages, you’ll
discover jilted lovers, cheating spouses, bizarre fetishes,
acid trips, and roaming sleepwalkers. You’ll meet noisy
neighbors, struggling writers, vengeful females, and
even a monster or two.

With Decayed Etchings, you’ll dive headfirst into a
world of ghoulish delights that will surely satisfy even
the most jaded gorehound. In this world, there is
always something lurid hiding beneath. You need only
scratch the surface.

Trade Paperback: 204 pages
Publisher: Black Bed Sheet Books (July 4, 2011)
ISBN: 978-0-9833773-9-9
Suggested Retail Price: $14.95 US
Category: Fiction/Collection
Genre: Horror/Dark Suspense
Primary readers: Adults

PRAISE

Crystal Bay:

“A very enjoyable read. I can’t wait to see what [he] does next.” –Garry
Charles, Hammerhead

“Brandon Ford is the new Prince of Horror, soon to be King.” –Ryan
Nicholson, Star Vehicle

“Ford shows a knack for setting suspense. He’s a promising new talent.”
–Kevin Lucia, Higher Education

Splattered Beauty:

“Absolutely delicious. Drags the reader along on one hell of a bumpy
ride.” –Robert Dunbar, The Pines

“Brandon Ford is a burgeoning master of crimson escapism!” –Tim Ritter,
Truth or Dare: A Critical Madness

“I expect to see Brandon Ford win awards and go far.” –Nicholas
Grabowsky, Red Wet Dirt

Pay Phone:

“Disturbing, bloody, and vicious. Pay Phone is not for the weakhearted…”
–Scott A. Johnson, Dread Central

“Truly terrifying and chilling right down to the bone. This one comes
highly recommended.” –Ed Demko, Bloodtype Online

“Ford has an obvious gift…” –Richard Perez, Permanent Obscurity

BRANDON FORD BIOGRAPHY

Brandon Ford (b. August 28, 1981) grew up in South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He started writing at the approximate age of 8 and spent a lot of time testing the waters with various genres. He wrote dramas, comedies, essays, plays, and, of course, thrillers. There were few things he took pleasure in crafting more than a good old-fashioned scary story. Throughout grade school, as well as high school, he continued to build his portfolio with various works (mostly short stories and novellas, but a few plays here and there). He’d pass around these manuscripts to friends and teachers for feedback. Knowing others enjoyed his work and craved more inspired him to keep going.

A few months shy of 23, he sat down to pen his first novel, which became Crystal Bay. Arctic Wolf Publishing, a small press based in Georgia, picked the book up a few years later. Shortly thereafter, he completed Splattered Beauty, an ode to his favorite Scream Queens. In 2009, he teamed up with Alan Draven and Jessica Lynne Gardner for Creeping Shadows (Pixie Dust Press), a collection of three short novels. Ford’s contribution, Merciless, was heavily inspired by a real-life kidnapping that took place in California in 2002. In March 2010, Arctic Wolf released his third novel, Pay Phone. Ford has also contributed works of short fiction to several anthologies, including Abaculus 2007 and Abaculus III (Leucrota Press), Sinister Landscapes (Pixie Dust Press), Raw: Brutality As Art (Snuff Books), and The Death Panel (Comet Press). Some of his biggest influences have been writers like Jack Ketchum and the late Richard Laymon. In his spare time he enjoys reading, watching bad TV, and all things horror. He still resides in South Philadelphia.

For merchandise of all kinds as well as a sample of the collection of stories and his thoughts, visit Brandon Ford’s website “Sleepless Nights”:

http://www.writerbrandonford.blogspot.com

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Our Indie Titles are all Free at Smashwords, “Read an Ebook Week” March 4-10, 2012!

“For one week only, thousands of Smashwords authors and publishers will provide readers deep discounts on ebooks, with coupon code levels for 25%-off, 50%-off, 75%-off and FREE.” To learn the background behind Read an Ebook Week, see Mark Coker’s interview with Rita Toews at Huffington Post from two years ago.

Enter the coupon code RE100 at check-out, to receive any of my indie published titles for free.

These include:

Katrdeshtr’s Redemption, The Night Cat, Book 1 (Genre: vampire fiction, gay themes)

Description: “Ancient, brutal beauty, Katrdeshtr the Night Cat, Russian vampire and incorrigible mischief maker turns to old pleasures to relieve his eternal boredom, yet when his sometimes partner finds a new love, satisfaction takes on new meaning. This change of events can only end in someone’s eternal death and Kat doesn’t intend for it to be him!”

The House of Doom, Dreams and Desire (Genre: psychological erotica, gay fantasy)

Description: “John Jones believed himself the most enlightened of gay men. Professional, well read and boyishly handsome despite his age, he also believed himself open-minded, tolerant and devoid of vice. Yet he cannot resist the temptation of “The House”, a computer generated environment where one can explore their subconscious in a safe environment. Safe except for the darkness you bring with you. A mind and gender bending fantasy tale!

The Coat: Secrets of a Hatcheck Boy (Genre: contemporary gay fiction)

Description: “While working in a Dublin nightclub, Liam becomes obsessed with a beautiful patron whom he names Silky, because of the man’s extravagant furred coat. It inspires countless wonderful fantasies for young Liam, but what happens when he’s caught at play?”

The Angel of Berlin (contemporary fantasy, gay themes)

Description: “When Robin, a young university student, saves the life of a beautiful youth, he finds he’s made a devoted friend. But without memory and voice, the newly named Angel is a mystery, occasionally exasperating with his child-like qualities yet with touches of darkness that make Robin wonder what kind of being he’s really taken in.”

Night Shift (contemporary fiction, gay drama)

Description: “Working the night shift to get away from a troubled home, Jamie endures the motley crew, aimlessly drifting along until Derrik, a mysterious new co-worker, arrives and transforms his life. Jamie finds himself falling for Derrik, but the older man harbors a secret that threatens to come between them.”

Songs of the Universal Vagabond (non-fiction, collected flash memoirs)

Description: “From dropping the Christmas goose in Berlin, Germany to surviving tornadoes in Alabama, and recounting the stories of WW2 survivors, Red Haircrow also takes the reader into the oral tradition of storytelling among their Native American friends and family, and how life is as a “two spirit” individual.”

 Flying With Red Haircrow’s Publisher Page on Smashwords, for a list of all titles.

Other notes:

View the book trailer for my first full length novel coming soon!

 

An excerpt can be found at their GLBT Bookshelf website, The Journey of Red Haircrow. http://bookworld.editme.com/The-Agony-of-Joy

Description: “Former model turned actor Adrian Lee can barely list age range ’23-29′ on his resumé anymore nor stand his life of empty social events and appearances, meaningless roles and casual partners. When he meets Alexander Skizetsky by clever arrangement of his agent, the enigmatic yet infinitely attractive Russian kindles a little light of hope in his aching heart. Yet even the beginnings of a romance beyond his wildest dreams cannot assuage a life spiraling out of control.

The long estrangement from his devout Irish parents and family and the dark secrets they all share combine to drive him to the brink of despair though Lexx is determined to stay by his side. After locking away his own memories of betrayal and loss, Lexx had decided never to love again but something in Adrian spurs the noblest intentions of his formerly jaded heart. Returning in pilgrimage to his homeland, he brings Adrian along on a journey of rebirth, revelation and redemption.”

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Current Giveaways For a Variety of Indie Authors

Through the Indie Book Collective Group on Goodreads.com, here are some current giveaways from indie authors in a number of different genres, everything from family friendly fiction to speculative fantasy to romance. It’s a great way to meet and introduce yourself to writers and writing you might not otherwise have found. You’re looking for us, we’re looking for you 🙂

  • Posted by Liz Velez, but they seem to regularly host giveaways, so check back: The first annual “Spring Into Summer” book blog giveaway hop co-hosted with Release Notes. This giveaway hop will run from 12:00 a.m. on June 17 through 11:59 p.m. on June 21. http://coffeeandromance.blogspot.com/

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