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Tweeting for freebies — Crepuscule Monstrum

The nightmare from an old painting, Crepuscule Monstrum, requires sacrifice. Merrick has been chosen. For what, he knows not, but he’s terrified until the monster–laughs.

Is he Merrick or Michael? Is Jake really Jake, or is he Crepuscule Monstrum? And is it really so awful to touch this “horrible creature”?

Contains Crepuscule Monstrum Part 1 and Crepuscule Monstrum Part 2.


Carole Cummings and I wrote a short to a picture prompt at Cryselle’s Bookshelf–an accidental collaboration as it turned out. The first part is still there at Cryselle’s review blog, but the second part is hard come by, until now.

Carole ended her section on a cliffie, with a challenge to any author who might want to finish it. I can’t leave something like that alone.

Crepuscule Monstrum Parts 1 and 2 were briefly available through Dreamspinner for the Halloween festivities, but haven’t been seen again until now. With a cover from Jared Rackler and formatting by the  staff of Rocky Ridge Press (me), we now have a unified story to offer.

Carole and I will send you your choice of PDF, ePUB, or mobi file in exchange for following us on Twitter, or if you prefer, here on the blog. Because Crys started this with her prompt pic, following her will net you a copy. Heck, follow us all, we don’t tweet much.

@PD_Singer, @cummingscarole, or @CryselleBook

It’s Everywhere! It’s Everywhere!

It’s hard to get me to laugh until my sides hurt and tears are rolling down my cheeks, but damned if the Federal Trade Commission didn’t achieve just that.

The company I work for has been the target of a hostile takeover attempt, which has had us in a state of unrest for several months now. On Friday, the long awaited FTC ruling was unveiled, and we could all breathe a sigh of relief. Why it took so long is a mystery to me, since I read the ruling on our hostile suitor’s last acquisition, and those conditions no longer apply, but that’s a separate rant.

Wanting to see the good news in the original language, I pulled up the FTC document on line, reading this and that about restraint of trade and market share. Yes, good, fine, someone’s used good sense, thank G-d, and here’s the ruling: the FTC is blocking the acquisition.

And at the bottom of this official government document: Like the FTC on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.