In this grizzly — and at times humorous — sequel to Bram Stoker’s DRACULA, Abraham Van Helsing travels to a small village in Germany to visit a distant relative… only to be stalked by a very familiar dark figure. As a sequel, written in homage to Bram Stoker’s Dracula, knowledge of the original characters and plot of the classic vampire novel is essential. This horror novelette is about the same length as 30 printed paperback pages and can be enjoyed in one sitting.
The e-book edition of Freakcidents — my Bram Stoker Award-winning poetry collection — is now available, exclusively for the Amazon kindle (and if you subscribe to Kindle Unlimited, it’s a free read). This book has been out of print since its initial limited edition run in 2005 from Shocklines Press, so I’m happy to bring it back to life, so that more people can read it.
In a Thanksgiving gesture to readers, we offered Arnzen’s e-chapbook, Sportuary, FREE for Thanksgiving weekend (and it’s still free till Cyber Monday) and the book instantly climbed the bestseller charts on Amazon, especially in the “Sports and Outdoors” categories. As I type this, it sits at #1 in “Sociology of Sports” and #2 in “Sports & Outdoors – Short Reads.” Pretty amazing (and in some ways, a riot) for a horror poetry book. Thanks to everyone who downloads a copy and keeps it up at the top of the key.
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Sportuary is now available as a Kindle Unlimited title on amazon.com, which means readers can read the book free if they subscribe to the new service.
Kindle Unlimited allows owners of the ebook device to read over 60,000 titles free for the low price of just $9.99 a month, following a free 30 day trial. It’s been compared to Netflix for readers (or alternately, just like a fee-based library subscription). Currently only available to US customers. Read all about it and give it a whirl.
Note that ever since its publication at Mastication Publications, Sportuary has only been available on the Kindle, not other e-readers or print. So I figured why not add it to the new unlimited program? But even if you’re not a kindle unlimited subscriber, you can still buy the ebook cheap.
Instigation: Creative Prompts on the Dark Side by Michael Arnzen:
Instigation: Creative Prompts on the Dark Side is a treasury of twisted tips, strange scenarios and disturbing sparks to help ignite the fuel in your creative furnace. Its aim? To push you into the danger zone of your imagination, by thinking in unconventional ways and trying things you never thought — or dared — to try before in your writing, art, or dreams.
NOW AVAILABLE for direct purchase from this website! Purchase price is just $3.99 via Paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org. Click the button below to order and a password with download information will be provided within 48 hours.
NOTE: This book is currently only available in .mobi, .epub, and .pdf formats, which are readable in most ebook devices and computers. A print edition is not currently available (though you can get a large sampler in the hardcover only edition of The Gorelets Omnibus published by Raw Dog Screaming Press).
Demo of cover art concept for Instigation ebook (on a Kindle).
Here’s a glam photo of our test cover art for the Instigation ebook in progress for Mastication Publications (to be published in March 2013). This is NOT the final cover…but it’s close!
Instigation: Creative Prompts on the Dark Side is a collection of ideas, questions, and scenarios to help writers, filmmakers and artists formulate new horror or suspense stories… or to give their ideas more crazy levels of conflict and more terrifying twists.
The book is scheduled to be released in March 2013, for a price tbd. But you can reserve your copy for as little as a $1 today. Every pledge to the Fridge of the Damned will get a free copy of this ebook in March, so please back us before the campaign expires on Feb 1st: kck.st/YUsPdL
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Please sign up for our special newsletter (the form is on the sidebar, or our front page). In return, you’ll get a really cool free ebook, called Meat Shots (in Adobe .pdf format), released in January 2013.
Meat Shots is a sampler of some of the best horrific flash fiction and poetry from Michael Arnzen, featuring a colorful design and playful layout (on every single page) by Nathan Rosen (the man behind microhorror.com).
Visit our catalog page for complete contents, an excerpt and more.
“Employing haiku and free verse, Arnzen plumbs the depths of his aberrant, wonderful imagination and offers biting commentary on the shadowy side of athletics: swimmers mesmerized by hungry undertows and ping pong played with staring human eyes, referees getting their gruesome reward and badminton as played by lunatics…these poems are good!” –Tim Curran, Dark Krypt