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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

My massive Halloween book sale -- almost all of my books FREE or on sale

So if you’ve followed me at all – and some of you have for years, for which I’m grateful – you know that I’m a huge fan of Halloween. My yard will attest to it, complete with a blow-up Headless Horseman, skeleton and ghosts roving the outside of my home.

That’s why most Halloweens I put one or two books on sale, maybe make something free. Well, this year I’m going for broke. I’m putting everything on sale (with one exception. Hang tight for that.) That’s right, if you haven’t read all of my novels, novellas or short stories, now’s your chance to get them at a great price. But hurry! This sale ends soon!

If you want to see everything on Amazon of what's on sale, click here. For individual titles, take a look below:
A Soul to Steal (The Sanheim Chronicles, Book One) — A serial killer stalks two young reporters in a small Virginia town on Halloween. But he’s not the only thing lurking in the dark. Reviewer: A Soul to Steal “is a brilliantly plotted roller coaster read, and I loved every page of it."

Just 99 cents! Buy it here.
Band of Demons (The Sanheim Chronicles, Book Two) — Reviewer: “An excellent second book with one hell of a twist!

Just 99 cents! Buy it here.
Give the Devil His Due (The Sanheim Chronicles, Book Three) — Reviewer: “A stellar conclusion to one of the best trilogies I've ever read... I'm still reeling from the ending."

Just 99 cents! Buy it here.
The Sanheim Chronicles Box Set — All three books in one fantastic box set.  A Celtic myth and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" collide in The Sanheim Chronicles, a highly-rated trilogy that deftly combines urban fantasy, mystery, and suspense.

Just $2.99! Buy it here.
Closed at Dark (The Soren Chase series) — When a mysterious creature targets a young boy, only paranormal investigator Soren Chase can stop it. But can Soren save the boy in time?

FREE. Download it here.

Carnival of Stone (The Soren Chase series) — When Soren arrives in the normally sleepy hamlet of Hilltop, he finds he's up against a creature unlike anything he's encountered before. It will take all his skills — and working with an unlikely ally — to survive. 

FREE. Download it here.
The Forest of Forever (The Soren Chase series, Book One) — Evil is lurking in Reapoke Forest. When Soren is hired to find a girl who went missing there, he discovers an evil darker than he imagines — something that may force him to confront his own tragic past.

(Okay, so this is the one book that’s not on sale. Why? Because Amazon, which publishes the book, controls the price. But it’s a really great book and completely worth $3.99, not that I'm biased. It’s also free for Kindle Unlimited subscribers!)

Buy it here.

The Pretender (The Soren Chase series, Book Two) — Reviewer: “The series invites comparisons with the legendary Buffy and Angel series, with its blend of supernatural action, horror and touches of humor. It’s a tricky mix to pull off, but Blackwell succeeds, creating a story and characters you want to follow.”

Just 99 cents! Buy it here.
The Woman in the White Mask (The Soren chase series, Book Three) — Reviewer: "One of the most suspenseful and intense supernatural detective novels I've read... This character grabbed hold of my imagination and made me hungry for more."

Just 99 cents! Buy it here.
The Last Blog (The Soren Chase series) — Sean Gordon went inside Madison Manor on Nov. 14, 2010, and was never seen again.  All he left behind was a series of increasingly bizarre blog postings. But what really happened that night?

FREE. Download it here.

That’s it, folks. That’s all I have. Expect to hear more about my next novel very soon. I hope you have a safe and fun Halloween!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Halloween book sale! Get The Sanheim Chronicles, "the perfect books for Halloween," for just 99 cents!

This is my favorite day of the year. 
To my mind, Halloween is better than my birthday, Christmas or any other holiday. What's not to love? It's got spooky stories, kids in costumes and tons of candy. 
That's why I'm offering the largest sale on my own books TODAY only - and just for you. That's right. Aside from a brief bit on Facebook, I'm not advertising this deal. It's too good. Of course, you should feel free to tell your friends, relations and anyone else about it. But you're my primary audience. 
So what's on sale? The big news here is The Sanheim Chronicles box set  is just 99 cents. That's right. Three novels and more than 1,500 pages about Halloween, ghosts, banshees, Celtic mythology and the Headless Horseman are just 99 cents! That's 33 cents a book! 
Find out why the series has earned hundreds of rave reviews, with readers calling it "one of the best urban fantasy trilogies I've ever read," "a stellar series" and "so good I wish it were a movie." 
Again, this deal lasts ONE DAY, so buy it now for Kindle here
But wait, that's not all. I've also made each novel in the series just 99 cents. Why? Because some of you may want to own each book individually or have previously bought some in the series. It's also the best way to get the audiobook versions for cheap. If you own the Kindle version of a book, the audio version is as low as $1.99! 
If you'd rather buy each one separately, click below:  
A Soul to Steal - Two reporters, a serial killer and a legendary ghost collide in this pulse-pounding supernatural thriller. The novel that started it all, featured on USA Today, and endorsed by Mark Metcalf, the actor who played The Master on Buffy the Vampire Slayer.  Be sure to pick up the audiobook while you're at it. It's awesome! 
Band of Demons - Kate and Quinn return to face a new evil that threatens to destroy their town and everyone they love. "An ending that will leave you gasping for air." Buythe audiobook too for just $1.99! 
Give the Devil His Due - The thrilling conclusion to the series. "Ever since this trilogy came out, I have read it every year for Halloween. It's that good."  Pick up the audiobook while you're at it.
I could stop there. But it's Halloween, so what the hell? I'm also offering my short story, The Last Blog, completely FREE. It's my take on the classic haunted house story - with a few twists naturally. (Those with a sharp eye will see references to both The Sanheim Chronicles and the Soren Chase series.) 
Speaking of Soren, I know some of you have had trouble downloading your second free Soren Chase novella. That's why today - and today only - Carnival of Stone is completely FREE on Kindle. So, if you've received that error message about signing up for Dropbox or just never bothered to download it at all, this is your chance to put it straight on your Kindle for nothing. I'm sorry if you've had any hassle. 
And finally - yeesh, this is long - one last treat. The Forest of Forever, the first full-length novel of the Soren Chase series, is FREE for all Amazon prime members as part of Prime Reading. I'm not sure when that deal ends, so download it today and get reading!  
As always, if you enjoy any of the short stories, novellas, novels, audiobooks or box sets on offer, please leave a review. It makes a huge difference. 
I hope you have a safe and happy Halloween!

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Big news -- Soren Chase sale and the Headless Horseman heads to Germany!

Happy 4th of July! 

I hope you had a great holiday yesterday.

So I have a little bit of news. First, I'm pleased to announce that both The Forest of Forever and The Pretender are part of a special promotion this week: Kindle Press fan favorites! You can pick up each for just 99 cents! If you haven't already, find out why readers are calling this series "urban fantasy at its best." 
One recent reviewer proclaimed of Forest: "The end was mind-blowing for me. The first time in a long time I didn't see the full picture coming." Or how about this one: "Blackwell has taken common urban-fantasy tropes and turned them sidewise until they become new again."

And because it's summer, now's a great time to pick up the third book in the series: The Woman in the White Mask. Read all three at the beach, by the pool or in a cabin in the woods. Actually, maybe not that last one. It might get a little intense, given the subject matter. Or maybe you're brave enough to handle it? :)
I also have another announcement. My first novel, A Soul to Steal, has been translated and published in German! You can see the completely scary cover to the left or here. The translation, I'm told, means, "Cursed -- Night of the Dead."  It's being published by Mantikore, a fantasy/horror publisher in Germany, and the book will be at the Frankfurt book festival in October. To be honest, this is completely unexpected. When I first published the book, I thought I'd be lucky if it sold 100 copies. It never occurred to me to dream it would be translated into other languages.

As for how well a novel about the Headless Horseman will translate to a German audience, who knows? Considering ol' Headless was a Hessian mercenary and Washington Irving was inspired by a German folk tale, I can always hope. But if you happen to have any friends in Germany, please let them know it's out! (It's published on the German Amazon store here.)

As for my next adventure, I'm hard at work on it as we speak. I hope to have something to say in the near (but not too near) future.

Until then, I hope you have a glorious summer.