The Octopus of Suspense is Available Now!

The Cephalopod Arrives

The Octopus of Suspense CoverMy new book, The Octopus of Suspense, is available to buy on the Kindle story now. It costs $1.99 / £1.31 and anyone with a kindle or kindle app on their phone/iPad/android/PC can download from the links below. /

For more information, read on.


About the Book

From the blurb:

The Octopus of Suspense is a collection of eight little stories that will take you somewhere new. Exploring a range of genres, each story enters the world of a unique character. From the desk of troubled pulp writer, to a starship in the distant future, The Octopus of Suspense offers a surprise at every turn. Originally written for weekly release online, they have been revisited and expanded for this new collection. Each story is between 1000 and 1500 words long.

Owen Adams is a writer and blogger with a love for short fiction. He is the author of the Time Travel stories; Christmas Past and Time Trial.

The book collects stories that were previously part of my Fiction Friday project, but they’ve since been revised and smartened up a lot. I’m really proud of these stories, and I think they really work well together.


The Stories

The collection contains eight stories:



Visitors to must first path through immigration; smugglers included.

The Confession:

Nobody’s a saint in prison, but sometimes the worst crimes go undiscovered.

Dark Thoughts:

Doctor White has a reputation as a healer, but his treatment can be a little unconventional.

The Cat:

One predator watches another from the safety of his bedroom window.


In the depths of space there is a warship, far from home, but its mission is made uncertain when an unexpected message arrives.

Identity Theft:

No lock is perfect, even the best needs a key.

The Box:

Tim wants nothing more than the box in the window, now it is within his reach.


A troubled pulp writer struggles with an elusive story that feels a little too close to home.


Why the Late News?

If you’re reading this now, you might be a little surprised. After all, Octopus has actually been on sale since the wee hours of this morning. So, why am I only getting around to announcing it now?

Honestly, I forgot that KDP didn’t have a scheduling feature. It was originally planned to start selling on Friday, then I could spend today promoting the freebies, and tomorrow focusing on the new book. When I uploaded Christmas Past, I had a couple of days hold up for KDP’s review phase, so the plan with Octopus was to upload on Wednesday night but schedule it to go on sale Friday morning. But you can’t do that, and so I ended up just giving myself a very busy Thursday.


Don’t Forget the Free Books

A new book isn’t the only thing happening today, you can also get two short stories from Amazon FREE until Saturday. These are Sci-Fi / Time Travel stories in the spirit of Sliders or Stargate and they’re a lot of fun.

Check them out here!