Xmas Promotion on all King Billy Publications titles (ebook)

Hi all – well, what a year huh? I can’t say that 2016 was a particularly good year on a global scale, as I’m sure most of you would agree. In fact the mounting evidence that the West is in a state of decline seems to be more evident now than ever before with world events taking some sad and bizarre twists. Despite all the doom and gloom and the changing face of international politics and global relationships, 2016 was, if not anything else, scarily interesting to say the least. The silver lining is that events certainly provided lots of fodder for potential stories. 

My own year has been very busy, with the re-release of a few titles and the inclusion of a few stories in various anthologies. As a result of expired contracts and rights reversion, I am nearly pure ‘indie’ with most of my books now finding a home under my publishing imprint, King Billy Publications. 

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Book sales have been steady and, all going well, I should be on track to be able make a full-time living as an author in 2018 – thanks largely to you, dear reader. Next year will see the arrival of lots of new titles including a range of children’s books that I have been working on with my talented 8-year-old daughter, Sienna. I am very excited about entering this market as it has always been a goal of mine to write books that appeal to kids, much as the books I read when I was of a similar age appealed to me. Such a magical reading age.

Anyway, the silly season is upon us and I have priced ALL my kindle titles to a low price of $0.99. Hopefully there is something there that you haven’t read. Maybe you’d like to consider buying a paperback copy of one of my titles for someone this Christmas? If so, my top pick would have to be Fresh Fear: An Anthology of Macabre Horror – with over 450 pages of solid horror from established masters and rising stars of the horror genre. All my paperback titles are also priced at the minimum over the holiday period. Just click on the book links in the post to go to the Amazon page to purchase.

https://www.amazon.com/Fresh-Fear-Anthology-Macabre-Horror/dp/153486427X/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

My poetry collection Corpus Delicti: Selected Poetry has just been re-released in a new edition for paperback and kindle and collects over twenty years of my best poetry in one volume. (See bottom of this post for a free ebook deal on this title for new subscribers) Know a poetry lover who might like a stocking stuffer? 

https://www.amazon.com/Corpus-Delicti-Selected-William-Cook/dp/1540632180/ref=la_B003PA513I_1_31?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1481155204&sr=1-31&refinements=p_82%3AB003PA513I

Finally, either Blood Related (a psychological thriller/horror novel about twin serial killers) my most popular title, or Dreams of Thanatos: Collected Macabre Tales, are both available in paperback (and kindle) and would appeal to purveyors of dark fiction.

https://www.amazon.com/Blood-Related-William-Cook/dp/151511547X/ref=la_B003PA513I_1_6_twi_pap_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1481167589&sr=1-6

https://www.amazon.com/Dreams-Thanatos-Collected-Macabre-Tales/dp/1495994333/ref=la_B003PA513I_1_15_twi_pap_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1481167626&sr=1-15

Finally, click or cut ‘n’ paste this link into your browser address bar – http://tinyurl.com/WilliamCookXmasSpecial for your direct link to my Amazon author page where you will find all these discounted treats in one place.

Please share this post with your pals and remember to subscribe via the image below if you haven’t done so already (all new subscribers get a free digital copy of my collection Dreams of Thanatos: Collected Macabre Tales). Cheers.

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Best wishes for the holiday season (and beyond) to you and your family. I hope you have a safe and happy time over Christmas and a fantastic start to the new year.

Best regards

William  

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New release from William Cook – Blood Related + #FREE #BOOK

Hi everyone  – hope all is well with you and life is going swimmingly. I have some exciting news to share today. Finally, the redux version of my debut novel, Blood Related, is available in both print and EBook exclusively through Amazon (U.S. & U.K. links below). After getting the rights back from my previous publisher I decided to self-publish through my imprint, King Billy Publications. With much research and debate I decided to go for it! I had it professionally edited and formatted, I cut and trimmed and shaped it, into a more fast-paced, tension-filled, thriller novel. I am very happy with the results and hope you guys will like it too. If you’re uncertain, check out the free preview on Amazon to get a taste for the novel. Hopefully you’ll enjoy it enough to leave a review which would be a great help (wink, wink). I have set the price low for the first month on Amazon ($2.99 – Kindle, $12.99 – Amazon print) so get in quick before it goes up at the end of August.

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I have had the good fortune to receive some fantastic blurbs/reviews from some of the leading authors in the Horror and Thriller genres. This is what Graham Masterton, best-selling author of The Manitou and The House That Jack Built, says about Blood Related: “William Cook tells a gruesome story with a sense of authenticity that makes you question with considerable unease if it really is fiction, after all.” Joe McKinney is another best-selling author who read Blood Related and offered this fantastic blurb: “This man is simply scary. There is both a clinical thoroughness and a heartfelt emotional thoroughness to his writing. He manages to shock as well as empathize, to scare as well as acclimatize, yet beneath it all is a well read intelligence that demands to be engaged. I loved Blood Related. Ordinarily I hate serial killer stories, but William Cook won me over. He is a unique and innovative talent.” 

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Here is the blurb and the new links for the book. Remember if you get in quickly you can get the book now at the discounted cost before it goes up end of August:
For over two decades, Detective Ray Truman has been searching for the killer or killers who have terrorized Portvale. Headless corpses, their bodies mutilated and posed, have been turning up all over the industrial district near the docks. The remains of young female prostitutes have been the killer’s victims of choice, but now other districts are reporting the gruesome discovery of decapitated bodies. It seems the killer has expanded his territory as more ‘nice girls’ feel the wrath of his terrible rage. This horrifically disturbing tale of a family tree of evil will embed itself in the mind of the reader, long after the last page has been turned. A crime thriller in the vein of other power-packed thrillers like Thomas Harris’s ‘Silence of the Lambs’ and James Ellroy’s ‘Killer on the Road.’

Meet the Cunninghams . . .
A family bound by evil and the blood they have spilled. The large lodging-house they live in and operate on Artaud Avenue reeks of death and the sins that remain trapped beneath the floorboards.

Meet Caleb Cunningham . . .
Caleb is a disturbed young man whose violent father is a suspected serial killer and mother, an insane alcoholic. After his Father’s suicide, Cunningham’s disturbing fantasy-life becomes reality as he begins his killing spree in earnest. His identical twin brother Charlie is to be released from an asylum and all hell is about to break loose when the brothers combine their psychopathic talents. Eventually stepping out from the shadows of his murderous forebears, Caleb puts in motion his own diabolical plan to reveal himself and his ‘art’ to the world. He’s a true aesthete. An artist of death. His various ‘installations’ have not received the status he feels they deserve, so Caleb is expanding his ‘canvas.’

Meet Ray Truman . . .
A tragic cop whose personal demons won’t let him rest. Overworked and underpaid, Truman is tenacious as a pit-bull. He won’t rest ‘til he’s brought to justice Portvale’s infamous serial killer. His battle with his own demons gives him the strength to chase the shadows and to cut corners when necessary, as he embarks on the hunt of his life. His search leads him to the Cunningham’s house of horrors. What he finds there will ultimately lead him to regret ever meeting Caleb Cunningham and the deviant family that spawned him. The hunter becomes the hunted as Truman digs deeper into the abyss that is the horrifying mind of the most dangerous psychopath he has ever met.
Warning: R18+ contains adult content + graphic violence & psychological horror.

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Did you grab your copy? Great (and thank you).

Anyway, in other news, I have just lined up the next mob of authors for my popular interview series – ‘Secrets of Best-Selling Self-Published Authors.’* The first series, including authors: Matt Shaw, April M Reign, Mark Edward Hall, Russell Blake, William Malmborg, Matt Drabble and Michaelbrent Collings, was such a hit that I will continue it for as long as there are best-selling self-published authors out there (long may it last). As a result of the success of the first series I have edited and compiled the interviews into a book that will be released early August. Along with the original interviews, there is a significant essay written by myself and in-depth analysis of each author’s tips and their individual success stories. This book is essential reading for any author who is thinking about venturing into self-publishing and for self-published authors who are looking to lift their game and increase their sales and online presence. It will also be of interest to fans of these authors and anyone interested in the process of writing and/or self-publishing. Check out the interviews here and stay tuned for the opportunity to pre-order on Amazon. The new line-up of best-selling self-published interviews, includes the following fantastic writers: David Moody, Iain Rob Wright, Armand Rosamilia, Michale Bunker, J Thorn, Jeremy Bates, Michael Bray and Michael Thomas. The next run (yes, there will be more) I hope to bring you more successful female self-published authors.

*Personal invitation: if you are a best-selling (paid, not free rankings) self-published author and would like to be part of this project, please leave a comment below or email me here.

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Thanks again for reading my blog/website and I hope you take advantage of the various things on offer today. If you haven’t subscribed already to this site, please do so now and receive a FREE copy of my popular collection of macabre tales, ‘Dreams of Thanatos.’ Just click on the image below or click this link here.

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As a final bonus, here’s another freebie for you. Have a great week.

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PERMA-FREE – GRAB A COPY NOW! 

Fast Train To Hell . . .
From the belly of the swamp issues forth a visit in the middle of the night from a force as dark and unimaginable as hell itself. Poor pig-farmer Abel Laroux, must battle the demons of his past as well as the nightmarish reality of the present, as he confronts a devilish visitor who has come to collect on an outstanding debt, inherited by Abel from his forefathers.
Bonus Features: Includes an excerpt from the author’s novel, ‘Blood Related’ + the long poem ‘The Temper of The Tide’, in its entirety.
Warning: contains adult content + themes of supernatural & psychological horror.

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Until next time.

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