“Per me si va ne la città dolente,
per me si va ne l’etterno dolore,
per me si va tra la perduta gente.
Giustizia mosse il mio alto fattore:
fecemi la divina podestate,
la somma sapienza e ‘l primo amore.
Dinanzi a me non fuor cose create
se non etterne, e io etterno duro.
Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch’entrate”.
February 1, 2012
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What’s the deal with In 666 Words?In 666 Words is my first released ebook. It contains 34 horror stories all in exactly 666 words. The ebook also comes with a bonus story from my second full length collection LATE NIGHT HORRORS which will be available near the end of 2012.
Why does the cover of In 666 Words say, “Late Night Horrors Presents…”?I actually wrote 50% of Late Night Horrors before sidetracking to In 666 Words (I found the confined story-length an interesting challenge). However, as a fan of all things horror, my overall goal was to release a wide assortment of titles all under one banner so the reader knows what they’re getting into. Late Night Horrors worked best so thus the title for Book #2 became the title of the franchise.
Where do you come up with your ideas?I read a ton of horror genre and watch my share of horror themed movies and TV shows. A majority of my ideas stem from thinking of things that I would NOT want to have happen to me ever! Once I have an idea I write/type it and store it for later reflection. It’s a great tip for all up-n-coming writers. Write down your ideas so you don’t forget them and so you don’t waste valuable mental energy trying to remember them. My mind tends to think of 9-10 ideas each day…1 or 2 of them are “keepers”.
For In 666 Words, I started with 50 scary ideas with about a one sentence concept each. Then I whittled them down to the best 30 and started writing. As I worked on the collection, four new ideas came to mind and I decided to include them.
IN 666 WORDS...
666 - It is the number that should invoke fear in all of us. Does it frighten you? Somewhere lurking within these 33 tales of flash-fiction true terror exists for those brave enough to read on.
Travel along with; a generations spanning cannibal clan eating their way through America to serial killers crossing paths on deserted train tracks to those unfortunate souls who have come face-to-face with the Devil. If that’s not enough, you’ll encounter vampires, giant insects, carpet-dwelling aliens, beautification procedures gone awry, soul-selling death metal rock stars, the darkest corners of science, and the extremes of parental punishment.
In 666 Words presents each pulse-pounding offering in a “hit them fast and leave them terrified” jolt of precisely 666 words. It’s an ode to the classic genre stories that used to inhabit the comic books and magazines of the 1950’s and 60’s.
Unless you already suffer from hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia, prepare for scares!
This 30,000 word book also includes a complete short story from the upcoming full length collection Late Night Horrors.
Michael E. Grant lives a mostly scare-free life with his wife, 3 cats, 2 dogs and a tank full of fish. In his spare time he goes to the movies, watches too much TV, plays Donkey Kong daily, and carries his iPad with him at all times.
In 666 Words is his first collection of horror fiction. Currently he is completing 25 full length stories in LATE NIGHT HORRORS (available in 2012) as well as working on more stories to scare.
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Announcing LATE NIGHT HORRORS monthly contest
I’d love to make connections with you, the reader, so I will be giving away 1 autographed 20” x 30” poster each month to those who submit reviews of IN 666 WORDS to Amazon or Barnes and Noble.
To enter the contest, simply write a review on either website and, then email firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy of your review. Each month one reader-reviewer will be randomly selected for the prize. Those not chosen will remain in the contest and be eligible each month for the poster or other prizes. Check the website for full details.
Winners will be announced at www.latenighthorrors.com.
Reviews do not need to be in 666 words, and they don’t need to be positive to win. However it’s hard to imagine you’d want an autographed poster for an ebook that you didn’t enjoy.
Thanks for reviewing!
In 666 Words