To celebrate Halloween, we will be posting new short stories from some of our authors. At least one new story a day will be posted to our homepage. For the day of the release, the story will be free to read. After that, it will be offered for sale — our authors still have candy to buy and costumes to make before Saturday. As always, we’ll offer the stories in a number of different formats for easy download to your computers or e-book readers. You’ll be able to purchase the stories either through our site or on Amazon, Smashwords, Barnes & Noble and other sites.
Today’s short story is from Dave Freer. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Dave, he is an Ichthyologist turned author because he’d heard that the spelling requirements were simpler. He recently moved to Flinders Island, Tasmania, Australia, with his wife and chief proof-reader, Barbara. They are owned by a number of dogs and cats — and their two sons (Paddy and James). Dave does his best to blame his extraordinary spelling on an Old English Sheepdog nose, or the cat on his lap. It has nothing to do with falling out of pear trees onto his head or spending too long underwater freediving for spiny lobster.
We’ll also have stories from Sarah A. Hoyt, Ellie Ferguson, Charles Quinn and Robert A. Hoyt later this week.
On Halloween, we’ll be publishing Kate Paulk’s novella, Born in Blood — The Legend Begins. It is a prequel of sorts to Impaler, her historical fantasy novel, with more than a trace of alternate history, about Vlad Tepes, better known as Dracula. NRP will be bringing Impaler out after the first of the year.
Enjoy and check back daily for our new offerings!