Starting at midnight, on Amazon, the ebook of SPOILED ROTTEN will go on sale for FREE for a few days. Take advantage while you can!
I’m trying something new, with some help from Amazon.com.
While ebooks are great, some of my fans still prefer print.
That’s fine, but often spendier than eBooks.
Until now… at least two fans will win a free print version of my latest, SPOILED ROTTEN, featuring that spiffy all-new cover design by the one-and-only Victorine E. Leiske.
It works real simple, too: every 21st entrant will automatically win, until we have given away BOTH Free copies. And you don’t need to worry a whit about fulfillment… It’a all being handled by the reliable folks at Amazon.com! Just go here to enter, and do it soon! While there are still copies remaining!
Thanks for your time. My next post will probably be related to my next new title!
I know, I know, I’ve been quiet for quite a while. Hey, back on June 5, I had a stroke that nearly killed me. Now, I’m back, m’kay?
And there’s MORE good news… I have something NEW coming out soon, and it’s gonna be affordable, too!
Go here for your preorder info.
Here’s what I shared on Facebook about it:
Hey all… good news! I am now in pre-order mode on Amazon for SPOILED ROTTEN, the updated and revised edition of the trilogy of titles I released in 2014 or so, as the still-available standalone titles, SPOILED, ROTTEN, and RIPE, This new edition is mildly revised to correct some errors that slipped out in 2014, but does feature a new Author’s Note and a brand-new premium cover by Victorine Lieske.
The preorder price will be only $0.99 during the preorder period, which should begin on Tuesday, March 28, and run through it official release date of Friday, April 8. For you, my loyal fans and readers (some of whom may have bought the original trilogy, I’ll be keeping the super-low price of $0.99 USD through the month of April, at least. Some time after April, the eBook price will rise to a new-normal level of $2.99 USD, which is still super-low, compared to the $5.96 USD price of the three original books, bought separately. Yes, print fans, there is also a paper version in production that is expected to debut at only $10.99 USD.
Also, visit my author web site here and learn how to join my First Screams Team, and I’ll personally send you a free copy of SPOILED ROTTEN as a thank-you (offer valid to new members). Don’t be afraid to be the first to scream for me!
Set in the forthcoming Lei Crime World created by novelist Toby Neal, Fireweed Trail is a brief but action-packed adventure of the teenaged Lei Texeira, long before she became a law enforcement officer on her way to being a police detective. In Neal’s first Lei Crime novel, Blood Orchids, we learned Lei had a rough childhood that included adolescent molestation, a mother who died by overdose, and having to be raised outside of Hawaii, in California, by her aunt.
In Blood Orchids, when encountering one of the early victims in that novel whom Lei had had contact with prior to the character’s death, Lei described herself has having been on the same dangerous path at one point in her own troubled teen years.
Fireweed Trail is a glimpse into those troubled years. Not yet the balanced, driven police detective she will eventually grow into, Lei finds herself sent by her Auntie Rosario to a hiking-and-therapy group for a wilderness adventure. But when one of the group turns up missing, and later dead, she is propelled into an adventure filled with danger, suspense, and anything but a peaceful, therapeutic experience.
Look for Fireweed Trail by Craig Hansen, a KindleWorlds short brought to you exclusively on Amazon, coming in April.
Over on the US site, The Woodsman is only $0.99 right now, and then will move in a few days to $1.99 before returning to its regular price of $3.99.
Meanwhile, over on the UK site, for the next week The Woodsman will be only £0.99 until it returns to its regularly-listed price of £2.52.
To the rest of the world: I’d have loved to offer a similar Countdown Deal to you, but currently this is a promotion Amazon only makes available in these two territories. Please continue to consider picking up The Woodsman in your territory! It’s a great, creepy Halloween read, whether it’s still Halloween or not!
The Woodsman is now live and available on Amazon.
The print book is also available if you so desire, and if you buy the print book, you’ll be eligible for an extra discount on the eBook.
Get ready for the must-read book of this Halloween season.
And what the heck does that mean, you ask? Well, anyone in at least their thirties will know: It’s a line from Twin Peaks, a show I was addicted to while I was in my master’s program in college, and one that influenced me creatively ever since. In fact, that was the year I wrote my very first version of Most Likely for my creative master’s thesis, even though it wouldn’t see print until 2011, about twenty years later, after an update and polishing draft, when I first became an indie novelist.
I’m not suggesting that I write in a Twin Peaks style; however, the show reeked of atmosphere … spooky atmosphere … and was one of the major influences on me when I started conceiving of Veritas County and Hope, Wisconsin, where I set much of my fiction.
Northwest Wisconsin, much like Twin Peaks, Washington, is a heavily wooded area with vast stretches of deep, dark forests where anything could be going on, unseen and largely undetected. That inspires a creative mind like mine.
So imagine my joy when I discovered, along with the rest of the internet, that Mark Frost and David Lynch have reunited to produce nine brand new episodes of a show that will turn twenty-five years old by the time it hits the air in 2016. It’s a long time to wait, but as I’ve waited over twenty-three and a half years already, I think I can manage another eighteen months or so.
Best part? Frost and Lynch will be writing, and Lynch will be directing, every single episode. How amazingly cool is that? That gum I like is coming back in style, indeed!
And in a way, they even predicted it, kinda: In a Red Room scene, Laura Palmer uttered some of her famous final dialogue. “I’ll see you again in twenty-five years. Meanwhile…”
Indeed, we will, God willing and we’re all in good health!
Okay, so, early-90s-fanboy moment over.
Here’s the other good news: The Woodsman in eBook form drops in about a week, on Friday, October 17! However, the print version is already live and available now! So if you’re a fan of the tactile experience of reading a paper book: get a jump on the debut! Order your paper copy today!
I now return you to my regularly-scheduled ramblings…
It’s finally up and available for pre-order on Amazon! The novel previously known as EyeCU when I was just working on it is now known as The Woodsman, and can be obtained for only $3.99 USD on your Kindle.
Right now, the book is exclusive to Amazon. The pre-order will reserve your copy, and enable you to be among the first to receive it on your Kindle on the book’s official release date: Friday, October 17! The Woodsman will also be available in Kindle Unlimited at that time.
Yes, the book will eventually go wide and be available from other retailers. Also, a print edition is coming, which may even be available on or before the book’s official eBook debut! (More details on that as they become available.)
But for now, don’t wait for all that: get your pre-order in now and be among the first to read the book that took me thirty-three months to write, polish, and complete.
I have great news!
I’m almost done with EyeCU, and it’s been given a new title and an official cover!
The new title is should set the tone better for the novel I’ve written: The Woodsman.
The cover design is courtesy of Victorine E. Lieske of Blue Valley Author Services; my talented business-partner there.
I’ve been laboring away on this novel in various stages of production for about thirty-three months: almost three years! Yet that journey is finally about to come to an end.
If all goes well, I’ll soon be announcing the book is available for pre-order on Amazon, perhaps as soon as this week sometime.
Furthermore, the book will also be made available in print via CreateSpace, for those who still love print over eBooks.
The pre-orders should start soon, but the official release will be on a yet-to-be-announced date in October; that’s when the book will go live and all pre-orders will be delivered automatically to the Kindles of those lucky pre-order fans.
I’ll post again when the book goes up for pre-order, with more details on The Woodsman.
Until then, enjoy this cover reveal!
No, the world’s not coming to an end; I’m just focused on becoming more productive.
As I write this, my latest creation has just gone live for accepting pre-orders on Amazon, here. It’s an eight-hour book challenge entry that came in at an honest eleven hours of effort. But I’m still proud of it.
It’s also book one in a planned trilogy called Spoiled Rotten. Spoiled is the tale of young Mike Yourchuck, how at an early age learns that he’ll never have to wait for anything he really wants … not if it costs money.
So, even as he suffers through the tragedies of everyday life, he’s never found wanting for anything important. His mother tries hard, in spite of his circumstances, to teach him values, ethics, and the worth of a dollar and a good day’s work.
But for a kid who can afford anything he wants, will it be enough to save him from himself? Or is he already SPOILED ROTTEN?
Ringing in at just over 10,000 words (around 40-some pages) of story, SPOILED is Book One of the Spoiled Rotten trilogy. It’s a suspense book that involves a dash of romance, a hint of the supernatural, and the potential for a whole lot of tragedy.
Join me for the journey. Pre-order Spoiled now, or buy it live when it is officially released on Friday, September 5!
Beginning today and through the weekend, my latest thriller, Nice Girl Like You, is free on Amazon.com.
So, if you wanna save $0.99, this is the weekend to do it. Go over there and grab it, as I’m not sure if I’ll ever put it on special again after this. (After all, it’s already a pretty reasonably-priced read at $0.99.)
But take advantage while you can! It’s a taut but brief little tale. And should you have the time, please feel free to put up a review over on Amazon.com, or even Goodreads. Things like that are always nice, even if it’s not your favorite book you’ve read this month.
Be aware, it is a short story; a mere 7,000 words, so it won’t take long to read; some folks can probably get through it in under an hour. But leave a kind word … or at least a civil word or two … if you can spare the time after you read it. I’d sure appreciate it, and thanks!
I just wanted to let you know that I’ve released a brand-new short thriller, Nice Girl Like You, which runs about seven thousand words in length. That’s equal to roughly twenty print-pages in traditional publication.
It’s a fun little read, and while some folks feel it’s still a bit short, others who have read pre-release galleys have been praising it! For example, my fellow horror-thriller-suspense writer, Michael W. Layne, had this to say about the story:
Hansen’s likable characters, dead-on dialog, and elegant prose lull the reader into a false sense of happiness that makes it even more powerful when he rips that comfort away and sends you spiraling along with his main character toward the end of this horrific tale. Highly recommended.
Anyway, back to Nice Girl Like You. While it’s only a brief tale, it’s a significant one for me, as it is the first tale I’ve written that is set in Oregon, rather than Hope, Wisconsin.
I first moved to Oregon in late August 2011, and I wanted to wait until I’d been here a while before attempting to pull off an Oregon setting. Hopefully I didn’t jump the gun.
At any rate, enjoy the new release. It’s currently exclusive to Amazon, though I’ll get it out to other venues eventually. Enjoy the day.