Tuesday, August 31, 2010

A Huge Contest Head's Up and a Review: Ashes by S. Nicholson

Let me start by giving you a heads up on Scott's blog tour! You need to check this one out because there will TWO kindles given away!

Author Scott Nicholson and Amazon are giving away two Kindles as part of his fall book blog tour from September through November, with a stop here at The Cajun Book Lady on Sept. 13.

A Kindle DX will be given away through the participating blogs, and a Kindle 3 will be given away through the tour newsletter. A Pandora's Box of free ebooks will be given away through Nicholson's "hauntedcomputer" Twitter account. No purchase necessary, and the contest is international.

Nicholson is author 12 novels and three story collections, as well as four comics series and six screenplays. His paranormal thrillers "The Red Church," "Drummer Boy" and "Speed Dating with the Dead" have all hit #1 in the Kindle "Ghosts" category.As a bonus, if Nicholson hits the Top 100 in the U.S. or U.K. Kindle Store during the tour between Sept. 1 and Nov. 30, he will give away an extra Kindle 3 through the blogs.

Sign up for the newsletter at scottsinnercircle-subscribe@yahoogroups.com to get daily links to the participating blogs. Winners will be selected at the Watauga County (NC) Public Library in December. Co-sponsored by Kindle Nation Daily and Dellaster Design. Details at http://www.hauntedcomputer.com/.

What I Thought:

I'm a big fan of Scott's! I've read basically all of his work at this point because I really enjoy his writing.

I also love short stories so this was a good combo for me! One of the things I liked about this one was that all of the stories were open ended which left the reader to ponder the outcome.

Now I know some people might not like that but for me it tends to make my imagination run off on it's own.

Each story was different with it's own sense of physical or psychological horror. I enjoyed the variety.

Something else I enjoyed...at the end of the book we got a few notes from the author about his inspiration for each story which I found interesting and insightful.

About The Book:

A collection of Scott Nicholson's contemporary fantasy, mystery, and ghost stories, collected from outlets like Cemetery dance and Black Static Magazine. Includes three original works and an afterword, as well as an exclusive introudction by Jonathan Maberry, bestselling author of The Dragon Factory

Available at Amazon for Kindle and at Smashwords for other e-reader formats.

About The Author:

Author Scott Nicholson has written 12 thrillers, 60 short stories, four comics series, and six screenplays. He's also a freelance editor and journalist. He lives in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina, where he tends an organic garden, successfully eludes stalkers, and generally lives the dream. He's online at www.hauntedcomputer.com.

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**Review copy provided by author. All opinions are my own.

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