Richard Wright

author of strange, dark fictions

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All My Books For Five Bucks

March 24, 2014 by Richard Wright in Journal

Flesh BannerToday and tomorrow, if you’re a kindle user, you can stockpile all five of my books for less the $5 in the US and UK. Gothic horror in the heart of Edinburgh, an apocalypse in Glasgow, haunted houses, mind control conspiracies, flying things with wings and teeth…

It’s a fair whack of strange dark fiction.

First and most importantly, my latest novel The Flesh Market is on a seven day Amazon countdown deal. Today and tomorrow it’s 99 cents in the US and 99 pence in the UK. If you click through you’ll see a neat little countdown widget next to the price, telling you how long you’ve got until it jumps. If you plan on getting a copy at some point, bank it now and read it later.

Don’t wait until the last minute to click. You’re not on eBay now.

For once, there’s good news for those of you who don’t own Kindles too. If you’re a member of Goodreads you can hop over and enter this free draw for a paperback copy (if you’re not a member, it’s free to join). Can’t say fairer than that.

Reviews for this book have so far been the best I’ve ever had. Here’s a sampling:

“The Flesh Market was a revelation, a game changing novel that if stripped of its horror themes would still be a fascinating read.” – Jim Mcleod, The Ginger Nuts of Horror

“Gruesome and fascinating.  A true terrors-of-the-night type of thriller.” – Clarice Minchew, Clarice’s Book Nook

“For a tale so concerned with death, it’s bursting with human vitality.” – J.J. Marsh, Bookmuse

“If you’re looking for a change of pace in your zombie lit, this one’s for you.” – Cate Peace, Indie Books R US

Some of you have already grabbed your copy of The Flesh Market though. To keep everyone happy, every other book I’ve written is also available for 99 cents (or equivalent in your own territory). Either grab the ones you haven’t got to yet, or take them all for under five bucks. Here’s a recap of what’s on offer. Click through the covers to grab a copy while they’re cheap.

cuckooCuckoo

The fight to survive is all in the mind. This is the closest to a modern horror novel that I think I’ve written, though the rest of you may disagree. It’s full of anguish, identity crises, and body horror.

Cuckoo was my first novel, originally published all the way back in 1999, then again by a second publisher in 2001. It’s always been critically well received, and has had a healthily mixed response from readers. A few don’t like the main character (he is deliberately obnoxious over the first third of the book – not a man you would wish to be), and a few don’t like the ending. Those who do like it, particularly hardcore horror readers, absolutely love it.

Thy Fearful SymmetryThy Fearful Symmetry

Blood will flow. Fire will fall. Days will end. Apocalypse! Glasgow! Demons and angels ripping up the burning streets! Who doesn’t enjoy an apocalypse?

Reviews of this book have been excellent. It’s not quite traditional horror, though there are some grim moments of terror and tension tucked away in there. It’s a big, sweeping dark fantasy as far as I’m concerned. Several reviewers recommended it to anybody who enjoys the TV show Supernatural, but as I’ve never really watched that I can’t tell you whether they are flattering me or not.

Disclaimer: Several (presumably) right-wing religious types in the US have taken extreme exception to this book, and written to tell me off about it. With that in mind, let me state up front that this is work of fiction. I do not believe that these things have or could happen. I made it all up. It’s a made up storybook*. Don’t buy this if made up storybooks about God and angels and demons make you froth out of your orifices.

cravenplaceCraven Place

The author. The psychic. The vagrant. The hack. Welcome to Craven Place… By my reckoning, this is as far from horror as I’ve strayed in longer fiction. It makes no attempt whatsoever to frighten or horrify you, and instead offers a dose of spooky, with a side order of mystery. By far my bestselling book, this has also had the most conflicting reviews. There appears to be a whole marmite thing going on with Craven Place. Some people love the swerve in direction it takes about two thirds of the way through, and a lot of people feel cheated by that selfsame curveball. It’s difficult to say much more than that, save to warn you that there are several narrators and every single one of them is unreliable. None of them manage to stray beyond their own little belief filters to see the whole story, and it’s up to the reader to draw conclusions in the end.

Love it or hate it, this is the shortest full length novel I’ve written so it won’t take you long to find out which side of the fence you’re on.

Hiram Grange and the Nymphs of KrakowHiram Grange and the Nymphs of Krakow

Trapped in snowy Krakow, Hiram grange discovers that the night has wings and teeth. A fast and brutal pulp novella from Shroud Publishing, Hiram’s Krakow adventure is brutal, furious, and splendidly absurd. It won’t suit everyone – Hiram’s too vile for that – but if you’re missing a splash of violence, perversion, and supernatural insanity in your life then this book will plug that gap.

The book also features Malcolm McClinton’s insanely good full page illustrations, and more of the little woodcut design tweaks and embellishments from Danny Evarts than a Kindle edition should reasonably be expected to hold.

What? Are you still here? Go and buy one! Buy them all!

*just like that Bible. Am I saying that Thy Fearful Symmetry is as good a book as the Bible? Of course not. I would never say such a thing out loud, even if it were unquestionably true.

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  1. Stacey DruckerMarch 24, 2014 at 10:07 pm

    I’m in for 3 out of 5 (I own the others already).

    Thanks for your generosity, Richard! The only thibg better than reading good fiction is getting it on sale! ;o)

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