December 2012: Fantastic Freebies!

1 Dozen
Short Tales of the Strange and Spectacular

1 Dozen collects 12 flash-sized tales in the slipstream, horror, and science fiction genres; 11,000 words in total. Contents:

"A Creature Stirring" - A boy's imagination may be his undoing -- or his salvation.

"When Tomorrow Comes" - At the end of the world, friendship is all that really matters.

"Breathe" - An incredible gift becomes the source of violent sibling rivalry.

"Scuttle" - A milk run ends with a fatality -- but not the kind you might think.

"Soul Smuggler" - Mercer doesn't take kids into the afterlife, but one vagrant may have to go.

"Grandpa's Bluetooth" - A senior citizen's new hearing aid allows him to hear too much.

"Just Leave" - Home invaders get more than they bargained for.

"Stone in the Sky and Bread Below" - Sometimes the gods get hungry, too.

"For a Handful of Crowns" - Two teens do what they must to afford a plate of nachos.

"Suburban Legend" - Some urban myths really should be taken seriously.

"Captain Quasar and the 'If Only' Elixir of Opsanus Tau Prime" - The captain is willing to sacrifice everything for his quest, but at what cost?

"Tomorrow's Dawn" - Trapped in a lunar tube with an alien terrorist doesn't allow much hope for the future.

Free December 25 - 28:   

The Genehunter #2
The Zombies of Death

Simms begins to uncover the truth about Boneyard. Problem is that nearly gets him badly killed and now he has to walk a line between a bunch of religious fanatics and the GMA who want him to spy on them.

Meanwhile, just to make life interesting, he's employed to find the DNA of the members of punk band The Zombies of Death. To do that he needs the help of his old friend, Devi. But she's gone completely AWOL. And he's finding it hard to concentrate anyway because of what he's learned about his ex-love, Kelly...

A Sci Fi cyberpunk novella set on an Earth slowly going to hell. The Zombies of Death is the second of five science fiction stories following the adventures of Simms, genetic detective and all-round nice guy.

Free December 25 - 29:   

Soul Thief

James is home alone, having once again turned down an invitation from his family to share in an evening out. He's about to come face to face with a thief of a distinctly unnatural kind.

Free December 25 - 29:   

by Dan Devine and Lyndon Perry

While honoring the visiting dignitaries from Tau Ceti, Sol’s Mayor, Wit Thomason, had a heart attack. He spent a good couple of minutes twitching on the floor, soiling his finest suit, right there in front of aliens, citizens, and everybody. It was only a matter of time before some gunslinger made a move to take over the job. If I wanted to save my skin, it was time for me to get out of Dodge.

Free at Smashwords in the the e-format of your choice (ePub for Nook, mobi for Kindle, PDF, and even online reading). Look for other free stories there as well. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!