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Two Book Reviews!

Good morning, my blog followers! Check it out! Second post in a week! Maybe I’ll get this thing back on track. πŸ™‚ I’m going to try to be all positive about it. ❀ I hope everyone is doing okay and staying healthy with all the covid-19 and social isolation stuff.

I’m bored of just going to work and home, I miss going to see my mom and sister, and I’ve been struggling very drepressed days. But overall, I’m doing okay. I’ve been playing Dungeons and Dragons with my sister and some of her friends with internet calls. It’s been fun so far, and I think it’s helping with the social part.

Also, I get to pretend I’m a really big half-orc who doesn’t like to fight, but will totally destroy monsters if they are mean to his sister. Or his pet squirrel. lol. Fun stuff.

Anyway! Let’s move on to today’s post…. book reviews! I’ve read a couple of good short stories, so I thought I’d share about them with you all! πŸ™‚

My first review is of a neat little flash fiction story:

Treehouse by J. Sharpe

A treehouse isn’t always a safe place to play!

When Grace is driving on the highway with two screaming eight-year-olds in the back seat, she’s frustrated to say the least. So when she sees a sign for a Rest Area, she’s more than happy to pull over. The boys see the treehouse first. And when they climb its ladder, it’s already too late.
Then the screaming begins.

Treehouse is a short suspense/horror story. An introduction to the works of award nominee and bestselling author J. Sharpe.

Download the book now, if you dare.

❀ Bonus points! It’s free! ❀ Free books is always something I can get behind. πŸ™‚

My rating: 4 stars!

And my review:


I really enjoyed this little story. πŸ™‚ A great little example of flash fiction. Just long enough to enjoy the story and to want to read more books by J. Sharpe. I highly recommend. πŸ™‚

It’s not a very big review, but it’s honest! πŸ™‚

And my other book is a collection of flash fiction! One of my favorite things to read. And write! So when I find them for free, I’ll have to get them and give them a try. Yep! This one is FREE too!

20 Dark, Scary and Sad Short Stories by A.A. Wray

Blurb: 20 dark, scary and sad short stories to scare you, depress you and make you feel unsettled inside.

My rating: 3 stars

And my review:


Good stories


Like almost any collection of stories, these were hit and miss. Some where awesome. Some were good. And some I just didn’t get or like. But overall, it was a nice collection of stories. A good pick for a lover of flash fiction.

I hope you all check out these two books. πŸ™‚ Both are nice, quick reads, and great for us horror lovers.

I’ll try and post again tomorrow, but no promises, lol. We know I’m not great with that. I’m working on a bind up collection of my first 3 holiday horror stories, to be released this weekend, and I’m working on my next Holiday Horrors installement: The Mad Mother. And the next Spooky Shorts is coming up soon, so keep an eye out for updates here, or follow me on Amazon and Goodreads.

Happy Reading, everyone! Stay healthy and safe! Love, Lennie! ❀

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New Stories!

Hello, blog followers! Do I still have any? I haven’t posted since March 30th. Oops. I’ve been a bit more focused on the world falling apart thanks to the carona virus than remembering to update this thing. :/

I do have some good news though. Since I have to stay home except for going to work and getting food, I have managed to write more this month. In fact, I’m here today to share a bit about my two newest stories:

75 Dark and Dreadful Drabbles and The Raging Rabbit (Holiday Horrors #3). And I’m pretty proud of them both, if I can toot my own horn for a second. πŸ™‚

Especially 75 Dark and Dreadful Drabbles. It’s a collection of, lol you guessed it, 75 stories. Although, these stories are specifically called “drabbles.” That means each story is only 100 words exactly. Not counting the title. πŸ™‚

They were so much fun to write! And not easy. It’s a really good way to stretch out those creativity muscles. And I’m really happy with the results. πŸ˜€

And the cover I made isn’t too bad either. πŸ™‚

Blurb:

75 bite-sized horror stories! All are exactly 100 words long, not including the titles. And all are thoroughly scary! From ghosts and killers, monsters and demons, vampires and dangerous creatures, all kinds of stories reside in these pages!

Some of the stories in this book include:
The Snakes of Justice
A Hell of Spiders
Mindy and the Monster
The Chainsaw Man
The Demon Wife
The Doll’s Shadow

I’m also pretty proud of this one too. The Raging Rabbit. πŸ™‚ I thought it was really creative. I saw the cover image on Adobe stock, and I just knew there was a story there, and it needed to be told.

Blurb! (It’s short, lol.)

There’s a stranger in a rabbit mask outside Krissy’s house. What does she want? And why does she have a knife?

Please, follow the links and check the stories out! ❀ both are in Kindle Unlimited, you you can read them for free if you have an account. πŸ™‚ Or you can buy them for $0.99 each. πŸ™‚

Thanks for taking the time to read my little update. πŸ˜€ I hope everyone is staying home as much as possible and staying safe! Happy Reading!

Love, Lennie! ❀

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Horror Story Reviews!

Hello, readers and blog followers. πŸ™‚ It’s been a while, hasn’t it? Honestly, I’m just really bad at keeping a decent schedule for this things, aren’t I? Ugh. What can I say? Adulting is hard. It’s not a very good excuse, but it’s true.

Anyway!

I have a couple of short horror stories I read recently, and I thought you all might be interested in them. πŸ™‚

The first one is…

Pretty When You Sleep: A Creepy Little Bedtime Story

This thing is short, (because of course it is! I love reading short stories!) but boy is it terrifying! Seriously. I was so, so creeped out by this.

My rating: 5 stars! πŸ™‚ My review for Goodreads was super short, just like the book. πŸ™‚ Short, but completely terrifying. Just my kind of story! πŸ™‚ See? That was the whole review. I was super tired when I wrote it, so it didn’t get very complex did it? But really, it is so worth a read! And it’s only $0.99! You’ve got a dollar to spare, right? ❀

Heck, while you’re at it, grab a few of my books too! I have a cat to feed! ❀

I also read another short story. This one was only about 994, so it’s technically flash fiction. And ya’ll know I love flash fiction!

This one was….

A Charming Neighbour

It’s free on Amazon right now, which is always a plus! Who doesn’t like free stuff! ❀ I won’t give anything away, since It’s only about a thousand words, but I will say that I loved it. Maybe not as much as “Pretty When You Sleep” but this was still great.

5 stars!

My review from Goodreads is once again, really tiny. Just three words, in fact: I loved this! Is that weird? That sometimes I only do a few words on book reviews? I can’t help it. I do a lot of my reading right before bed, and I get really tired. I do work two day jobs after all. 3 if you coun’t writing, which totally counts. But sometimes, I’m just too tired to right much more than a very basic thought.

Doesn’t mean that I didn’t love the heck out of it. Just that I need a more manageable sleeping and working schedule. lol.

Thanks for reading! I’ll try to be back soon with more reviews and other bookish stuff, but no promises! Happy Reading! Love, Lennie! ❀

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Free Book Friday!

Hello, my readers and blog followers! It’s Friday! I love Fridays! I get paid on Thursdays, so I feel rich today. πŸ™‚ I usually have a free book promo going on. πŸ™‚ And it’s just friday. Everyone likes Fridays. πŸ™‚

So! Who wants to see the free books! πŸ™‚

My book that’s free today is…

The Summoning of the Soul Stealer

Blurb:

Book #0 in the Spirit Finder Files! Learn more about the Being that haunts Storm and London Benson in this short story!
Olivia and her friends are excited to celebrate Halloween with awesome costumes, trick-or-treating, and a sleepover. It’s their last year for trick-or-treating, and Olivia is determined to make it the best night ever. But her friend Ivy has plans of her own for their group of friends. Plans for revenge.

πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

Now! Let’s see what other interesting looking books I found for free!

I found this one:

Words With Fiends: A Short Story

This just sounds so fun! Blurb:

**Words With Fiends is approximately 10,000 words/27 pages**

When Morgan receives an anonymous invite to play his favorite mobile word game, he readily accepts. He quickly finds himself wishing he hadn’t. As the rules of the game bend and twist, so does his mind. The search to discover the mystery opponent’s identity soon becomes his whole world, but some questions are best left unanswered.

And my last one for the day! πŸ™‚ It’s a flash fiction collection. Because, ya’ll know me! I freaking LOVE flash fiction! πŸ™‚ ❀ ❀ ❀

Monster Maelstrom: A Flash Fiction Halloween Anthology (Flash Flood Book 2)

24 Extremely Short Halloween Stories for your Briefest Moments

From a Hillary Clinton stripper to mythical beast-women in the harsh Scandinavian tundra and from an unusual band of steadfast teddy bears to the last man in zombie-occupied Chicago, fill your briefest moments with pulse-pounding frights and off-beat chuckles with this collection of 24 flash fiction stories.

Commuting to work? Grabbing a quick coffee? Each story tells a complete tale in but a few short minutes with the added promise of a lifelong introduction to new indie writers.

You never know, you might just find your next favorite author.

❀ ❀ ❀

Thanks for reading! I hope ya’ll check out these book! They all look pretty interesting! I’ll try and post again tomorrow! Happy Reading! Love Lennie! ❀

Wednesday writing update

Hello, all my followers! ❀ Time for a writing update! πŸ˜€ First off! My wonderful friend Alan helped me spruce up my covers for Flashes of Fear! Check it out!

Flashes of Fear Volume #1: A Collection of Flash Fiction Horror Stories by [Grace, Lennie]

Is that amazing!? He’s a great dude! I did the skull and the stormy sky part. ❀ mixed some stock images and made a pretty spicy cover, but I’m not to goof at fonts. He fixed it up and TADA! Looks so much better than the basic font I had! He even did covers for All the rest of the volumes, so I am beyond thrilled! ❀ favorite internet friend! ❀ ❀ ❀

And While I’m talking about Flashes of Fear: Volume #2 is up for pre-order! It drops Saturday! ❀ It’s covers not as cool, cause Alan made me new covers after I had set the pre-order. But I’m putting the new cover on just as soon as Amazon will let me!

Remember, I’m doing a new volume every week until halloween!

Here’s the link to Flashes of Fear #2! Pre-order today!

In other news! She Watches You Sleep’s cover is fixed now, so it all should fit properly. I’m making a finally few edits tomorrow then resubmitting it to KPD. See? It’s coming, I promise! It’s taken forever, I know, but I’m working on it, I swear! I hope it’s worth the rate.

And if it’s not? Well, at least I finally got it up!

I’m also working on Tori Elliot’s next release. And I’m working on new covers for most of my books. πŸ˜€ gonna make everything extra awesome! ❀

I’ll be back tomorrow with some reviews! Happy Reading! Love Lennie!

Wednesday writing update!

Hey, readers and followers! πŸ˜€ I had a busy day today. I did some reading, got a few sales and page reads on Amazon, did some writing, did some outlining, made a cover, and submitted a new book to Amazon. πŸ˜€ It’s currently publishing. πŸ˜€ Should be ready to read/buy by tomorrow. πŸ˜€ I’m feeling very productive today!

So, remember how I was talking about some more flash fiction stories? That’s what I worked onto day. πŸ˜€ I have a big collect of hand-written I’ve been working. So I spent the day typing some of them out on the computer, fixing them up where they needed fleshing out, and trying to get out all the typos. I don’t get all of them out of every single thing I write and publish but I do my best. πŸ˜€

I’m feeling really good today. πŸ˜€ 3,000 words worth of flash fiction typed out, edited, and submitted to Amazon. With a pretty nifty cover that I made all by myself! I think I’m getting better at covers! And all the outlines set up for the rest of the flashes of fear ready to go. πŸ˜€ All I’ll need to do is get them typed up, and it shouldn’t take too long. πŸ˜€

Flashes of Fear is set to release a new volume every week up until Halloween. Where I will release the Complete Collection edition. In both ebook and paperback. πŸ˜€ With some Exclusive content. ;D hoping people will buy it/ KU for the exclusive stuff. remember, I have a kitten to support.

Anyway, I’m really excited for the flash fiction collections. I know I’ve said it before, but I totally ADORE writing flash fiction. there’s something so weirdly powerful about something that can creepy you out in less than a thousand words. I was actually working on one of my stories called “The Corpse in the Mirrors” at work today. (I’m allowed to write and read and play candy crush at one of my jobs so long as no customers are in the store) And I got so into my own imagined little world that I gave myself goosebumps! literally! the phone Rang and I jumped.

I’m a horror writer and I gave myself the creeps. I’ll say that’s pretty good! πŸ˜€

Plus I can work on other stories, since I’ll already have over a months worth of stuff ready to go. πŸ˜€ She Watches You Sleep is coming! I swear!

but I have lots of other stuff planned too. πŸ˜€ Like more Spooky Shorts, Spirit Finders, and finishing the haunted bridge trilogy! πŸ˜€ plus, my other pen name, Tori Elliot, has lots of stuff that needs finished too. ;D

Hope you all are excited for new releases as I am! I’ll be back tomorrow with another book review! something scary, I promise! Happy Reading! Love Lennie! ❀

My Unintended Posting Break

Hello, my dear readers, blog followers, and fans. (Can I call ya’ll fans? I sure hope so!) no spotlight for you today, but I’ll have some for you this weekend! I promise!

So, obvious, it’s been a bit since I posted. 😦 I’m sorry about that! I had a crazy past few days/week.)

First off, my plans to FINALLY publish She Watches You Sleep fell through. ugh. I uploaded it to Amazon and everything, but it found some major typos and something went wrong with the cover, so that’s on hold once again until I can get the problem fixed. hoping to get the updated version out this week. lol. I know, I know. you’ve heard it all before, right? πŸ˜‰

then, I had some days off I was planning on using for writing, but I made a last minute decision to go visit my mom and sister, so I got absolutely nothing done for about 3 days. I got to visit my family though, so that was nice. πŸ˜€

except for the flat tire. that was NOT nice. ugh. I was like a mile from home when a cop pulled me over to check on me. I thought my tire had just gone flat about a mile and a half from my mom’s house. thought I could make it home. nope! Not just flat. it was completely and totally shredded. like, nothing but the rim and rubber left.

glad he stopped me! he helped me put my little donut tire on so I could get home ok. then the crazy thing was this. he had a flat tire too! XD things aren’t so bad if it happens to someone else too. XD his wasn’t nearly as messed up as my tire, but it still amused me.

anyway, I got a new tire ordered, but the shop got it in later than I expected and I had to wait an extra day before going home. and it was just a stressful few days. my cat had fun though. πŸ˜€ he got to see his doggy and kitty siblings over at Mom’s house. (he’s surprisingly good at car rides!)

Writing Update time!

It’s a new week! I got back home safe to my computer and internet and schedule (love me some routine!) am couple of days ago. but I’m just now getting back in the swing of things. πŸ˜€ ❀

I’m trying to get back on my planned weekly publishing schedule and daily blog posting. because, obviously, that’s been going so well. lol. :’D I’m going to make it so! I’ve got Grand plans to this stuff, let me tell you! πŸ˜€ I’m back, and damn it all, I’m coming back with a vengence!

obviuosly, I’ll be fixing the cover and typos for she watches you sleep and getting that out. but I have some more important news! πŸ˜€

this morning, I finished up my rough draft of a new flash fiction collection! ❀ πŸ˜€ I’ve been trying to write one or two (sometimes 3) everyday for the past couple of months. I haven’t gotten everyday, of course. My trip to my mom’s saw almost no writing at all. (does 700 words in a fanfiction count? not really? okay. <3) but I finally finished those and have enough to make several little volumes. πŸ˜€

6 to be exact! I had so much fun writing Tiny Terrors, and it sells pretty well. πŸ˜€ I’ve done several a month since publishing. πŸ˜€ ❀ So I decided to do more flash fiction collections! I liked writing them, and people seem to want to buy them. So I might as well give readers what they want right? I read somewhere that writing to the market is a good thing, so long as you’re still writing what you love.

and I really do love flash fiction. πŸ˜€

I’m pretty proud of my little collections too. they really are fun to write. πŸ˜€ Now all they need is a bit of editing work and some covers and I’ll be golden.

These will be called Flashes of Fear, and I’ll be releasing little volumes weekly until Halloween. πŸ˜€ that’s went I’ll release a complete series set. all the volumes in one big book! available in e-book and paperback. gotta have a paperback, because I freaking LOVE paperback books! I’m really excited for it, since I’ll be putting some exclusive content into the bind-up! πŸ˜€ I’m hoping that maybe that’ll get people to buy it lol. πŸ˜€

I’m super excited to share the news flash fiction pieces with everyone. Not only are these uber short stories one of my favorite things to write, but they should also help with me with my publishing out up. πŸ˜€

obviously, a weekly release goal isn’t easy. my plans to do so clearly haven’t planned out like I want them too. But! I’m hoping with over a month’s worth of stuff almost ready to go, I can keep chugging away on my writing. ❀ This way, I’ll have more time to focus one some new stuff while still releasing once a week. πŸ˜€ Does that make sense? πŸ˜€ lol. It does to me. πŸ˜€ (guess I’ll be getting a rather impressive backlog of works for people to read.)

I figure the weekly Publishing schedule might be less stressful if I can make sure and have several weeks worth of stuff already read to go. πŸ˜€ that way, if something happens, like a mess up with a cover, or a flat tire that keeps me away from my beloved internet and writing schedule, I’ll have time to fix it, because I’ll already have stuff ready to publish. πŸ˜€

it’s a good plan, right? ’cause let’s face it. life is messy and shift happens. πŸ˜€

So what’s next after she watches you sleep and Flashes of fear? πŸ˜€ well. I’m going to focus on finishing my spooky shorts series, then my haunted bridge trilogy. Then I’ll finally be finishing up The Spirit Finders series. YAY! With a few other stand alone novella and novelette sprinkled in for good measure. πŸ˜€

Maybe I’ll do some Christmas themed horror stories around the holidays. πŸ˜€ that’d be fun. πŸ˜€ my first two short stories were christmasy after all.

anyway, thanks for listening me ramble. πŸ˜€ ❀ hope you liked it. and I hope you’re glad I’m back. I know I am! πŸ˜€ ❀ I’ll be back tomorrow with a book/story review. πŸ˜€ Not sure what it will be over yet, but it’ll be something interesting!

Happy Reading! Love, Lennie! ❀

Tiny Terrors is FREE!

Hello, dear blog followers! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

Sorry I haven’t posted for a bit. Depression mixed with Writer’s Block is a pain. I try my hardest, but some days are just plain harder then others.

I’m gonna pull through though! Don’t worry about me! And don’t worry, I’m done bumming you out! Anyway! I’ve got some good news for ya’ll! My collection of flash fiction, Tiny Terrors, is FREE for the next few days. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

I’m hoping all my free promotions will generate some reviews and ratings shared on Goodreads and Amazon. All I can do right? πŸ˜€

Here’s the link to it on Amazon, so make sure and check it out! And please! Remember to leave a review when you read it! πŸ˜€

I’ll try and post a review or writing update tomorrow! πŸ˜€ Until then? Happy Reading! Love, Lennie!