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Black Friday Christmas Story

BlackFriday.2013I’m taking part in the Black Friday Christmas story blog event over at Literary Escapism this week – drop by to read a free Christmas story in which Jeremiah Hunt goes shopping for his two best friends (a beserker and a hedge witch) and get the chance to win a copy of Watcher in the Dark, the lastest Jeremiah Hunt thriller.

 

10 Days of Halloween Specials – RIVERWATCH for free!

Halloween’s finally here and what better way to end our ten days of Halloween specials than to give away copies of the only straight-up horror novel I’ve written in my career so far – RIVERWATCH.

Nominated for both the International Horror Guild Award and the Bram Stoker Award

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IT HAS WAITED….
When Jake Caruso and his construction team find a hidden tunnel in the cellar of the old Blake mansion in the sleepy hamlet of Harrington Falls, Jake can’t wait to explore its depths.

IT HAS HUNGERED….
There, he finds an even greater mystery: a stone chamber that’s been covered up for hundreds of years — sealed shut by some long-forgotten warden.

IT HAS BEEN UNLEASHED!
When the ancient seal is broken, a reign of terror and death consumes the town’s residents. Something is stalking them — something that strikes in the darkness without warning or mercy, leaving a trail of innocent blood in its wake — and Jake comes to realize the nightmarish truth of what he has set free. It is an evil born of ages past. A creature of eternal bloodlust. And it has risen to continue its endless slaughter….

Praise for RIVERWATCH – The debut novel of internationally bestselling urban fantasy author, Joseph Nassise

“A modern gothic thriller…scary…remarkable.” – Denver Rocky Mountain News

“Nasty, vicious, and perhaps most insidious of all – seductive.” – Midwest Book Review“A heady brew of horror and suspense that has an intense and original flavor. The book has both imagination and muscle. Expect great things from Joe Nassise.” – Tom Piccirilli

“RIVERWATCH is a stunning debut movel, intricately plotted and beautifully written. Nassise knows that a good “monster novel” needs to be fast-paced and terrifying…and he delivers action and frights galore.” – Tim Lebbon

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Riverwatch – Joseph Nassise

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Riverwatch – Joseph Nassise

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10 Days of Halloween – Day 8: Roadside Memorials (Free Fiction)

For our eighth day of Halloween specials I’ve got a free short story for you.  Roadside Memorials originally appeared in LOST ON THE DARKSIDE anthology from ROC and is now available in my SHADES OF REALITY collection.

 

Roadside Memorials

A DRUNK DRIVER KILLED MY FRIENDS!

So read the sign now standing at the corner of Thunderbird and Main. It stood in almost the exact spot where Martin had pulled the bodies of two teenagers from the smashed wreckage of their yellow Nissan Xterra just two days before, shouting its message out to any and all who passed by. Around it was a haphazard collection of candles, flowers and photographs, laid out in commemoration of the lives that had ended so abruptly there.

“Freakin’ morbid, that,” his partner Giles said, but Martin barely noticed. He couldn’t take his eyes off the memorial, stunned by the size of it. It had to be six feet square and the accident wasn’t even 48 hours old yet. Where the hell had all this stuff come from? It was disturbing, uncanny even, how swiftly such memorials could appear. Back home in Philadelphia, he’d never heard of the practice, had never laid eyes on even one such marker, but here in the southwest they were practically guaranteed to show up whenever there was a fatal accident. They sprang up overnight like ravenous weeds. He wasn’t certain where the tradition had come from or what those who created them hoped to achieve, he just knew that being around them made him uncomfortable. It didn’t matter where the accident had taken place – back roads, city streets or the long stretches of road bisecting the desert – time and time again he would see them there, like soldiers standing solitary vigil in the darkness.

“…don’t see what good it does.”

“What?” he asked, as the marker swept behind them in the distance and he belatedly realized his partner was still speaking.

Giles waved a hand toward the rear of the ambulance. “Those stupid memorials. Those folks are dead, right? What good do those things do them?” He snorted in disgust. “Besides, I’d rather have folks visiting me in the cemetery than in the middle of nowhere. Who wants to be reminded they’d died in the middle of a freakin’ car wreck?”

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10 Days of Halloween Specials – Day Five: Buy The Heretic, Get A Scream of Angels Free

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We’re halfway through our 10 Days of Halloween Specials and I’ve got a really cool offer for you today!  Buy a copy of The Heretic, book one of the Templar Chronicles, and I’ll send you a free ebook copy of A Scream of Angels, book two in the series.

All you need to do is send a copy (cut-n-paste is fine) of your email receipt from Amazon, Kobo, Nook, or MocktwobackfemurremovediTunes/iBooks to author@josephnassise.com and specify if you want a mobi file (Kindle) or an epub file (Apple, Nook, Kobo.)  I will then email you the ebook.  Couldn’t be any easier!

10 Days of Halloween Specials – Day Four: Shades of Reality for free

Day Four of our Halloween Specials and today I’ve got a cool little treat for you – the ebook version of SHADES OF REALITY for free!

Shades of Reality - High ResolutionSHADES is a collection of horror and dark fantasy short stories written during the first decade of my career as a writer.  It includes a wide variety of tales, such as:

Carrion Man - When the circus comes to town and children begin to disappear, the police turn to Grayson Shaw, a man whose affinity for the living is surpassed only by his affinity for the dead.

Becoming Michael – Sometimes it not whether you win or lose that matters, but what side you chose when its time to play the game.

Down Among the Bosnian Dead - In the killing fields and mass graves of Bosnia, Sgt, Michael Raines discovers that sometimes dead don’t rest as quietly as we might like them to.

Roadside Memorials - Driver Martin Jones discovers that there’s more to those impromptu roadside memorials than he ever imagined.

Siren Call - From the depths of an alien ocean comes a call of haunting beauty and terrible consequence.

Money Well Earned – A killer for hire who has had his fair share of unique assignments finds himself confronted with his strangest yet.

In the Eye of the Beholder – They say that art is in the eye of the beholder, but painter Kensington Wales takes that saying a bit more literally than most.

The Urge – How far would you go to put a terrible injustice to rights?

Saintkiller - The sudden appearance of stigmata on the hands of Detective Michael Stone causes him to question both his faith and his purpose, especially when each episode is accompanied by the death of an innocent

 

TO GET YOUR FREE COPY in epub or mobi ebook format, all you need to do is Email Me and tell me what format you’d like it in.  Simple as that.

 

Kindle Top 100!

Just a quick note to say thanks for the response I’ve received in making THE HERETIC and DOUBLE TROUBLE free for all interested in reading them.  In less than twenty-four hours, THE HERETIC’s rankings in the Kindle store have jumped considerably.  It is currently ranked:

#1 in Kindle-Horror-Dark Fantasy     

#1 in Kindle-Horror-Occult

#2 in Kindle-Horror-Ghosts

#3 in Kindle-Horror

and #100 in the Kindle store overall! 

Free Ebooks for Your Reading Pleasure

With the release of INFERNAL GAMES, book four in the Templar Chronicles series, just around the corner, I’ve decided to offer the first book, THE HERETIC, free of charge for anyone interested in giving the series a try.   Even better, there are two different ways you can get a copy – pick up THE HERETIC on its own at your favorite ebook retailer or grab a copy of DOUBLE TROUBLE, which contains the first book in my friend Jon F Merz’s fabulous Lawson Vampire series, THE FIXER, as well!

THE HERETIC

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Boston SWAT officer Cade Williams didn’t believe in the supernatural until a chance meeting with a fallen angel left his wife dead and him hanging on to life by the thinnest of margins.  When he was discharged from the hospital he discovered that not only was he scarred, body and soul, but that the encounter had left him with a few otherworldly talents of his own.

Now, several years later, Knight Commander Cade Williams runs the elite Templar combat unit known as the Echo Team, which puts him in the perfect position to search for the creature that so viciously attacked him and his family that night.  His efforts yield little success, however, until a cabal of necromancers attempts to seize an ancient Templar artifact for their own nefarious purposes and gives him the first real lead he’s had in ages.  Cade sets out to find the necromancers and, through them, the Adversary, only to encounter something much worse…

 

DOUBLE TROUBLE

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Get Two Bestselling Books Together As One!

THE HERETIC – Book One of the Templar Chronicles Series
Knight Commander Cade Williams and the men of the Echo Team are the best the Vatican has to offer when it comes to protecting mankind from supernatural threats and enemies. But when the Templar Order itself comes under attack from a cabal of necromancers intent on seizing an ancient artifact for their own nefarious purposes, will the skills of Echo Team’s fearless leader, the man some call the Heretic, be enough to stop the slaughter?

THE FIXER – Book One of the Lawson Vampire Series
Meet Lawson: vampire by birth, Fixer by trade. His mission: preserve the secret existence of vampires by any means necessary. There’s just one problem – his oldest enemy Cosgrove is back, killing humans and threatening to unleash an ancient unholy evil. Can Lawson stop Cosgrove and still adhere to the very laws he protects by not falling in love with a beautiful human assassin named Talya?

 

All I ask, if you do grab a copy, is that you click the “like” button on the retailer’s page or share news about it on Facebook, Twitter, or wherever else you think might help to spread the word.  That’s not too much to ask, is it?

Thanks and happy reading!

Free Ebooks Available at Goodreads

I’ve recently made two of my ebooks available for free over at Goodreads, so if you’re looking for something new to read you might want to drop by and check them out…

Double Trouble


Two Great Books Under One Cover!

THE HERETIC – Book One of the Templar Chronicles Series
Knight Commander Cade Williams and the men of the Echo Team are the best the Vatican has to offer when it comes to protecting mankind from supernatural threats and enemies. But when the Templar Order itself comes under attack from a cabal of necromancers intent on seizing an ancient artifact for their own nefarious purposes, will the skills of Echo Team’s fearless leader, the man some call the Heretic, be enough to stop the slaughter?

THE FIXER – Book One of the Lawson Vampire Series
Meet Lawson: vampire by birth, Fixer by trade. His mission: preserve the secret existence of vampires by any means necessary. There’s just one problem – his oldest enemy Cosgrove is back, killing humans and threatening to unleash an ancient unholy evil. Can Lawson stop Cosgrove and still adhere to the very laws he protects by not falling in love with a beautiful human assassin named Talya?

The Sharp End

The zombie apocalypse meets World War One in this exciting prequel story to BY THE BLOOD OF HEROES, book one in the Great Undead War series!

March 1921. The War to End All Wars continues, with no foreseeable end in sight. The Central Powers control most of Europe, with only a thin stretch of French coastline still in Allied hands. A beleaguered Britain fights resolutely on, but everyone knows that without the continued support of the United States it would fall within weeks. Even that may not be enough to defeat the brilliance of the Central Powers’ scientists and the advantages their advanced weapons give their troops as wave after wave of zombie soldiers are sent against the Allied front lines…

On May 1st, 2012 HarperVoyager released BY THE BLOOD OF HEROES, the first book in the new zombie steampunk alternate history series known as The Great Undead War by internationally bestselling author Joseph Nassise.

Here, for the first time, is the story behind the story. Follow the hero of The Great Undead War series, Captain Michael “Madman” Burke, leader of Burke’s Marauders, in the early days of the war, when the Germans are just beginning their field tests of a new weapon.

A weapon that will eventually come to change the face of the war itself, that will resurrect the bodies of the dead, both friend and foe alike, and turn them into flesh-eating monsters. A weapon that will come to be known as corpse gas.

Contains:
* The Sharp End – a prequel story introducing the characters and events of the Great Undead War series

* A Timeline of the Great Undead War, identifying major events and military battles

* The first two chapters of BY THE BLOOD OF HEROES, the first book in the Great Undead War series

Friday the 13th Special – Get THE HERETIC for free at Amazon!

In honor of Friday the 13th, I’m making THE HERETIC, book one in my internationally bestselling Templar Chronicles series, free over at Amazon for the next 48 hours.  If you’re looking for some new urban fantasy with a male lead, swing on over and download a copy – you won’t be disappointed!

Get it now!

Book one in the Templar Chronicles

Wanna Read Candice Crow for Free?

Then head on over to Wowio.com, where Direct TV is sponsoring a free pdf download of the complete graphic novel for your reading enjoyment!

Candice Crow was released this past June from Arcana Studio and features a script by me and artwork by Angel Angelov.

 

From the cover:

For the last six months my life has been sliding out of control, but even in my worst dreams I’d never imagined that it could get this bad.

My father’s a drunk.  My boyfriend’s a selfish pig. And a week ago, my best friend “committed” suicide. To top it all off, I have to climb into some weird freakin’ suit every few hours to keep from looking like a reject from Dawn of the Dead.

My name’s Candice Crow.  Welcome to my messed-up life.

Candice Crow’s just your average American teenager until the death of her mother and the stress of her best friend’s alleged suicide causes her previously dormant powers to surface.  Telepathy.  Telekinesis.  Extreme strength and agility.  Everything a girl could ask for, really.

Gifts like these always come with a price, however, and for Candice it means she’s forced to wear a special suit every few hours to keep her skin from necrotizing from the inside out.  Still, she’s determined not to let that put a damper on either her love life or her dreams of being a rockstar.

But first, Candice intends to find out what happened to her best friend, Claire, and heaven help anyone who gets in her way.