Saturday, October 31, 2009

Candy Ethics

I came home with candy to hand out on Halloween. I got a variety of candies and suckers for .98 cents a pound - what a bargain. Then, my son informed me that I had to go back to the store to get the good, name brand candy bars, which run $5 a pound. He said that we live in a nice neighborhood, and the kids come here and expect to get the good stuff.

"Shouldn't the little beggars be grateful for what they get?" I said.
"No. If you give them crap candy, they'll egg your house," son said.

Well, okay then. Back to the store I went to get the expensive candy. Good to know the rules of Halloween.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Trick and a Chilling Treat

15% off coupon when you purchase Last Door or Iron Desire at Enter the coupon code: "TRICK" at checkout. Offer good through Oct. 25, 2009.

Last Door gives a creepy Halloween scare. reader Paul Mize rated it 5 of 5 stars:

"Chilling! Absolutely Chilling. How many demons were cast out of that poor child?"

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Doin' a Linda Blair

In a new poll by Red Box, the scariest movie of all time is.... The Exorcist. Last Door should terrify them then. Happy Halloween season!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Win A Free Copy Of "Last Door"

Enter to win a free paperback copy of Last Door. Just go to and register to win, or go directly to the Last Door Giveaway page here:

Contest ends Nov. 13, 2009. Best of luck to you!

Message from the architect of Operation Ebook Drop

“The 70 authors on Operation Ebook Drop asked me to say: More Troops please.

We have dropped approximately 4000 Free discount coupons linking our brave men and women deployed in the Armed Forces to some of the finest Indie novels in the industry to keep their reading devices filled with a variety of genres and styles. If you are a troop who has received an ebook drop, sound off here, so your comrades can step up and request our gifts.

If you want to participate and are a deployed member of the coalition Armed Forces, just drop me (edwpat at an email with your name, unit and location (and a little feedback – our authors enjoy some feedback), and I’ll set you up on the program.

If you’re an author and want to join the ranks of the givers, publish your book(s) on Smashwords and set up a 100% discount coupon and then drop me a line at edwpat at and I’ll forward you the troop list and set you up for all new incoming troop book requests.

This program is only a month old and happened by chance in the Kindle community. Indie authors care and we want to make a difference by thanking our troops for their efforts.

Edward C. Patterson former Sp5 E. Patterson, USAR 6th Batallion, 60 th Artillery (1966-68)”

Friday, October 9, 2009

In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue...

I won't comment on ChrisCo or the evils he inflicted, but here's a coupon for 14.92% off of Last Door or Iron Desire when you purchase your copy at Just enter "PINTA" in the coupon code area at checkout. This offer is only valid through Oct. 12, 2009.

And, since some lame-o left a jewelry ad in my reviews, feel free to add your own review and rating to push theirs away. Thanks friends.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

San Luis Obispo Book Festival II

It was a blustery day at the SLO book festival, hence my crazy, wind-blown hair. All day I heard glass breaking from things falling off of tables. To my right was a mother who wrote a book about her daughter, Amber, who died of cancer (This is a Good Day to Live). To my left was the famous entertainer, Bud Mercer (96 yrs. old and still so hep!)(Tripping the Light Fantastic).

Met a lot of wonderful readers and writers and got to hear Bud's son, Buddy, play the guitar and banjo!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Operation eBook Drop Troop Reader

Wayne is a soldier who is stationed in Iraq. These are pics that he sent me (I don't know about the look of that camel:/ Wayne has loaded Last Door and Iron Desire on to his eReader - Yay! Take care of yourself, Wayne.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Central Coast (CA) Book Festival Appearance

K Raven Rozier will be selling and signing her books, Last Door and Iron Desire: The Legacy of Notre Dame Football Coach Frank Leahy at the beautiful Central Coast Book Festival in San Luis Obispo, CA

Stop by if you're in the area and say hi. Free bookmarks and candy!

Mission Plaza, SLO, CA - 10 am - 4 pm

October Creepiness and a Coupon!

Last Door October coupon code is "FALLREAD". Get 10% off of a true horror story. Think "The Exorcist," "Sybil," and "Rosemary's Baby" all in one. Read it with all the lights on!

"It was riveting; I couldn't put it down, but it creeped me out!" T. Chu (Cinematographer)