Detritus – A Short Story

Hey Guys, updates were a bit sparse last week, but I’m kicking off this week with a new story for you to make up for it. This is a tense little sci-fi horror idea that I quite enjoyed. I’ve been wanting to write a time travel story for a while, but I wanted to do something a bit different with it. I was lucky as the entire plot basically jumped into my head fully formed and I just had to go through the process of getting words on the page. As usual, check it out below.

In other news, the Big Book Freebie I did the other week went really well. A lot of free copies were distributed, and I have had some nice feedback from readers. I was hoping it would translate into a few extra Amazon reviews, but that’s one of the toughest hurdles to achieve. 

Lastly, I finally traded in the very unreliable old laptop that came with my phone contract for a very swish Macbook. This means that it will be a lot easier to get writing and blogging done hassle free. Expect more updates and stories in the future. 

– Owen

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EDIT: Unfortunately, as this story has been published elsewhere, I’ve had to remove it temporarily. Sorry – Owen.

Mirror, Mirror: A Short Story

IceCubesHey guys, consider yourselves lucky this week because I’m posting a second story to the blog today. This one is an idea I’ve been kicking around for a while. I’ve been having thoughts about developing it into something longer, but I want to post the original piece up anyway because I think it works really well. 

In other news, I’ve just finished Stephen King’s Mr Mercedes, and I really had a good time with it. I’ll probably be posting some of my thoughts about it in the future.

My big eBook Freebie is still running until tomorrow, so be sure to click here for details and grab some free books for the kindle. More info about upcoming books soon. Until then, enjoy my latest story, Mirror, Mirror. 

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EDIT: Unfortunately, as this story has been published elsewhere, I’ve had to remove it temporarily. Sorry – Owen.

2014 Kindle Book Freebies

Morning folks,

I’ve been opening up the blinds and letting a breeze blow away the cobwebs in here this week. 2014 started out as a bit of a tough year, but now the worst of it is out of the way, I’ve been able to get back to writing. I posted a new short to the blog yesterday, so if you missed that be sure to take a look. Today I want to keep the ball rolling by telling you about my Kindle Store Freebies.

I like Amazon’s KDP Select programme, and I particularly like being able to set free days. It’s a joy having some of my fiction listed on Amazon, but for most short pieces I’d probably set the price lower than Amazon’s minimum of 99c if I could. I try to balance things out by using all of the free days Amazon provide me with, after all, most of those works were published for free here before they went on sale. With life getting in the way, I haven’t scheduled any free promotions this year at all, and so I’m making up for it with a big Free Promotion on all my books ending Saturday!

Grab them from the links below:

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The Octopus of Suspense CoverThe Octopus of Suspense
This collection of eight odd little stories has been very well received. Each story is different, but they all explore unique characters in unusual situations.
Available now on the Kindle Store.
Amazon US / Amazon UK

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Christmas Past Owen AdamsChristmas Past
This was the first Timewasters story published. I wrote it originally for Christmas 2011, but it was a little late and didn’t go on sale until January 2012.
When three time travellers appear in the woods, they’ve arrived for a reason, but even they aren’t expecting to find a corpse under the snow. 
Amazon US / Amazon UK

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time trial book coverTime Trial
The second Timewasters story arrived later in 2012. For my next adventure, I wanted to tell a totally different sort of story. I tried to really explore a different side to the characters than I had in Christmas Past.
Harbour has strict laws against time travel and ignorance is no defence. But when Annie and her friends are put on trial for their crimes, they suspect the prosecutor might have another agenda. 
Amazon US / Amazon UK

Stakeout – A Short Story

Red Tail LightsHey, I know it has been a while since my last update but 2014 has been a pretty hectic year. I haven’t had as much time to write, but I should have some interesting things coming out before this year’s NaNoWriMo. In the meantime, here is another Flash Fiction story for you. I love exploring different genres in these bitesize stories, and I haven’t really tried writing crime or thrillers much so I thought I’d give it a go. Let me know what you think.  – Owen.

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EDIT: Unfortunately, as this story has been published elsewhere, I’ve had to remove it temporarily. Sorry – Owen.