Free Short Story Collection on Kindle Today!

twocephalopods3Hey guys,

My collection of Flash Fiction, Two Cephalopods Walk Into A Bar is free on kindle today!

If you’ve enjoyed the fiction I’ve posted here in the past, then I really think you’ll enjoy this book. It contains sixteen short works in a range of genres, thriller, horror, sci-fi, and the occasional comedy.

So, if you have a kindle or the kindle app on your iOS/Android device then pop along to Amazon and give it a go!

Octopus Returns: A Sting in the Tale – Coming Soon.

OctopusReturnsCoverGood Morning, folks!

I’m happy to announce that I will have a new book hitting Kindle this month. As you know, I’ve been posting more short pieces to the blog this year, and I’ll be collecting these together into a follow up to the collection I published this time last year. That volume is still available HERE if you’d like to get a taste of what’s coming.

Until then, enjoy the (probably) final version of the cover and let me know what you think.

Celebrate the end of NaNoWriMo 2013 with another Free Book!

NaNoWriMo 2013 is over, I’m in high spirits but still feeling exhausted from that last minute crunch. As usual, I couldn’t do it without my fellow WriMos. I don’t have much to give in return, but I am very happy to offer another eBook freebie.

The Octopus of Suspense CoverAvailable on: /

The Octopus of Suspense is a collection of eight little stories with a very silly title. They cover a range of genres but are all between 1000 and 1500 words long. I’m really proud of this book, and I hope you’ll enjoy reading it. It will be free until the 7th of December, and is available on Amazon’s kindle store. So, if you have a kindle or kindle app on your phone, check it out!

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!

The Octopus of Suspense: Book Cover

Octopus CoverHey all,

I’m currently in the process of bundling up my eight Fiction Friday stories into a little volume I’m calling The Octopus of Suspense. I’ve already designed the cover, and here it is.

Feel free to leave your opinions in the comments.