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Aaaaand another giveaway! This time focussing on a slightly different aspect of my writing. All the stories have gay main characters though the genres are all “dark” ranging from paranormal erotica to horror and other halloween-y types of books.

Please don’t enter when you’re not 18 yet, quite a few of these titles are steamy (as you can guess from the covers).

Check out (or don’t check out) all the titles below and then click the Raffelcopter link to sign up! When you follow a twitter profile or like a facebook page you get 2 lots into the draw and each time you tweet about the giveaway you get 1 lot in the draw per day.

Not bad for one of the 55 copies in this giveaway, right?
Disturbed Fate by Kia Zi Shiru Disturbed Connections by Kia Zi Shiru Pacifier 6; The Shadows Within by G. Wakeling Birth Rite by X. Aratare The Bodyguard (Book1 of The Artifact) by X. Aratare Bisexual Werewolf Dominance by Jen Harker Gay Vampire Cumslut by Jen Harker Sunday's Child by Lex Valentine Pricolici by Alicia Nordwell Supernature: Paranormal Stories From The Wittegen Press Giveaway Games by Sophie Duncan and Natasha Duncan-Drake The Need In Me by Sophie Duncan An Amusement (The Vampire's Concubine #1) by Sophie Duncan The End of The Journey (The Hidden War #1) by Sophie Duncan Forgotten Soul (The Soul Reader #1) by Tasha D-Drake Forbidden Soul (The Soul Reader #2) by Tasha D-Drake Fortunate Soul (The Soul Reader #3) by Tasha D-Drake Chip Off the Old Block? by Tasha D-Drake The Trade by Tasha D-Drake Out of the Frying Pan by Tasha D-Drake Face of the Dead by Tasha D-Drake My Fair Vampire by S. L. Danielson and Julie Lynn Hayes The Cross and the Black 1 by Luwa Wande The Cross and the Black 2 by Luwa Wande

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Thanks so much for participating!

Read on!

Kia

Gay Halloween Giveaway!!! 14-29th of October!!

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Posted by on October 15, 2013 in ebooks, gay, Gay erotica, giveaway, horror, reading

 

Smashwords Summer/Winter sale! List of writers (12 july update)

Hi everybody, this July Smashwords runs once again a summer/winter sale (depending on if you live on the North or South part of the earth).

While the sale runs I will keep updating this list with people I know who are participating, so feel welcome to drop a message 🙂

100% off / free. Coupon code = SSWIN

Kia Zi Shiru (yes, that is me, I’m also joining in) with Magical Roads, a magical realism/fantasy young adult short story collection. Available at: Magical Roads

Simon Haynes has a lot of works on different parts of the sale. His short stories are all free: Hal Spacejock: FramedA piece of the actionThe DesolatorLoss LeaderNo ReplyThe ProjectFizz!!!Yard FailThonn DayUpdownBilly’s Book.

Katie Salidas has her hot story collection up in the sale: Vampire Bites.

Red Haircrow also joins in on the fun. Their story The House of Doom, Dreams and Desire is for free with the above coupon.

50% off. Coupon code = SSW50

Nephylim has two of her novels on sale this month. Her Enigma series are an amazing read, so check them out here: Enigma(Enigma book one) and Fighting the Man(Enigma book two).

Joan Szechtman also has her two novels of her series about Richard III in the 21st century on sale. This Time and Loyalty Binds Me are interesting reads!

Michael Drakich put his fantasy book The Brotherhood of the Piaxia into the sale. Check out this epic fantasy novel.

Simon Haynes has collected his short stories into collections, these collections are also in the sale: Collect One & Collect Two.

25% off. Coupon code = SSW25

Andrea Trask has two short story collections available. One is a horror collection called Nightmare Fuel: volume 1 and the other is a collection with erotica shorts called Bits of Bliss.

Simon Haynes also has his novels on sale. Hal Spacejock 2: Second CourseHal Spacejock 3: Just Desserts, Hal Spacejock 4: No Free Lunch. It seems that the original Hal Spacejock novel is always free, so check it out!

There are of course a lot more books available, so check them out here: Smashwords Summer/Winter Sale.

For writers that want to participate, check out here: How to participate. (and of course, leave a message here so I can add you to the list)

I also made a twitter list of people I see come by that also participate, so check out this list to find even more writers! -> Smashwords Summer/Winter Sale twitter list

Read on!

Kia

 

[horror] Bone Machines – John Dodds

It’s been a while, but like I promised last time I actually finished a book. Though not one I have posted about yet. It’s a book I found through Smashwords, which I always find a great place to pick up new books.
It’s a bit out of my comfort zone but I loved it!
A creepy killer, a charismatic artist, a cop, a journalist, gay men and a lot of woman, all part of the same play.

This is what Smashwords has to say about the book:
They suffer for his art… When a number of women are reported missing in Glasgow, the spectre of a previous spate of unsolved disappearances in the city rears its head. Journalist Ray Bissett is drawn into the case when his daughter joins the ranks of the missing. And ambitious police detective Tom Kendrick won’t let Ray forget a terrible incident from his past.
I have a love hate relationship with horror books and movies. I’m a real scaredy cat but at the same time I can’t stop watching or reading.
Well, I loved this book. I read it in a short span of time, barely putting it down to do other things.
The group of main characters are very interesting to read about, they all have their own little quirks and problems but at the same time they were bound by an awful faith.
I caught on pretty soon what was going on and what was going to happen, but at the same time I wanted to keep on reading to find out how it would all end. The plot is very well played, the murderer is sexy, interesting and pulls you into his own little world, I could not stop reading because I so badly wanted to know what he would think of next.
The pace was very well done, tight and enticing. The words chosen to describe every scene is very well done and brings up great vivid images. Although sometimes sentences are worded a bit awkwardly and there are a few inconsistencies but not enough to bother me particularly, it’s not much, just here and there.
The book introduces a lot of interesting themes, some more gruesome than others but at the same time they are all linked together until the end of the book. No theme is left untouched.
One thing that did bother me a bit is that they never catch the guy. I felt a bit let down by it. I love it when a book is a finished piece on it’s own especially horror stories.
Overall I loved the book. Loved how it works out and really like the killer.
You can get the ebook through Smashwords, the paperback through Lulu and the audiobook through podiobooks.
Also you can find Johns weblog here.
Happy reading!
Kia
 
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Posted by on April 3, 2011 in horror, reading, review