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FREE BOOKS!

If you aren’t aware, my novel Before the Harvest is FREE right now. That’s right. That sucker is free, as in zero dollars and zero cents. Now I don’t want to tell you how to live your life or anything, but where I come from free is a good deal so you might wanna hop on over to the Amazon where Krazy Kim is giving away Kindle books. Hopefully you’ll like it and leave me a nice review. But even if you don’t like this one, I have plenty of others to choose from so make yourself at home and browse around while you’re there. What’s that, you ask? What’s the book about? Well, let me tell ya…

A suspenseful and thrilling fast-paced horror novel from the author of HELD.

HIS TIME HAS COME

When the Martins move their daughter from the crime-filled streets of St. Louis to the safety of the countryside, they don’t realize that the rural town they think of as a protective haven is loaded with secrets, and the farm they lease is far from safe. It is cursed land, and they’re about to find out the hard way that danger lurks everywhere, even in a small, peaceful farming community.

AND SO HAS THEIRS…

Will the Martins live to see dawn, or will they only add to the rising body count?

Grab your FREE copy now.

And be sure to tell your friends! Tell your friends’ friends! Tell your enemies! Tell your sister’s boyfriend’s cousin’s aunt’s mailman! Tell everybody!

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Night Falls

Well it’s finally here. The novella I’ve been working on is finished and ready for you to consume. Maybe now my mother will finally get off my back about it. Anyway, I hope you all like it.

Night Falls 2A

 

 

Amy and Scott Crane leave their suburban St. Louis home and head out into the backwoods of the Ozarks where they enjoy each other’s company as well as the beautiful scenery. But when night falls, the normally serene forest becomes a terrifying jungle and the couple find themselves entangled in a nightmare.

When Scott disappears, Amy is left worrying about what might’ve happened to him…and wondering who the people lurking in the darkness around her might be.

 

Available at Amazon now. Coming soon to other online retailers.

22918

For those of you who have been waiting patiently, your wait is over. My newest novel 22918 is here!

22918

 

 

 

Lester Wine is a serial killer. Having brutally murdered dozens of women, he serves out his final days on death row. As his execution date nears, he recounts his story to a young journalist and budding author, telling every gory detail of his life and of the crimes he committed, all while fantasizing about the chance to do them one more time.

22918 is available now at Amazon.

 

 

 

 

 

The Hunger (A Short Story)

Things are different now. Life has been replaced by death. The population has decreased immensely due to the many dangers in this strange new post-apocalyptic world. Life—what of it is left—is different than it was before in every way but one. Those who are left still need to eat.

There’s just one problem.

The food supply is gone.

Click here to get THE HUNGER now.

The Hunger Cover

Available now!

Pushed (Held sequel)

It’s here! Actually, it’s been here for a few days now, but things have been mighty crazy and I haven’t had time to squeeze in a post about it. From what I hear, people love it. That’s good. It means I’ve done my job. If you’d like to try it out (and let’s face it, you DO), then head on over to Amazon and pick up a copy here for $2.99. And please please PLEASE take a minute to leave a review when you’re finished. Most advertisers have a minimum review requirement, so I need all I can get. Thanks in advance!

Pushed Cover FINAL

Ron Redwine is an up-and-coming author, a man whose lifelong dream of achieving celebrity status in the literary world is finally becoming a reality. But Ron isn’t only a writer. He’s also a sadistic serial killer who kidnaps, tortures, and murders women in his basement.

Nicole Lee is a beloved wife and mother. She’s also the only woman who has ever escaped Ron’s clutches. After being held in captivity for nearly a year, she found a way out, a way to be free once again and go back to her life. Only she can’t. The life she knew before her abduction is gone. Separated from her husband and son, Nicole is psychologically broken. She spends months in a mental health facility trying to put the past behind her so she can return to her family.

Upon her release, Nicole hides herself away in a fleabag motel where she wrestles with her demons alone. When an interview on the local news advertises the last two stops on Ron’s latest book tour, she becomes enraged. Furious that he’s able to live his life happily while she’s reduced to an existence filled with guilt and despair, she decides to take matters into her own hands.

Pushed too far, Nicole seeks her revenge, using Ron’s own devices against him.

For mature audiences only.

From the dark mind of Kimberly A. Bettes comes the highly anticipated sequel to HELD. Be warned: This book is every bit as raw and gritty as the first.

For those of you who haven’t read Held yet and are interested in both books, there’s a bundle available here for $4.99.

Held & Pushed Bundle Cover 2

What’s New

I’m preparing to write the end of Rage. Everything in that book is perfect so far, and I’ve been thinking on the ending for a week or so now. I DO NOT want to screw it up at this point. This is the most important part of the book, after all. To screw it up now would be a horrible disaster. I made a cover for it that I loved. It’s my desktop background, you know, to give me that extra boost when I turn on the laptop. Although, it’s hard to see that inspiration when my browser is open and I’m pointlessly wasting time surfing the web.

I’m also preparing to release Annie’s Revenge as an ebook. I’ve already formatted it, and I’ve made a great cover for it. These are the things I do while procrastinating on other things.

I haven’t told anyone this, but I have a project going that is unlike anything I’ve written so far. It isn’t dark at all. In fact, it’s funny. Oh that’s right. It’s funny. I only have a few pages so far, and I wrote those months ago. I read through them the other day and realized that it’s going to be good. When I get around to it, that is. Right now, Rage is my top priority. But I will get to it and it will be hilarious.

I released The Good Neighbor as an ebook on June 11, 2011. It’s still only available at Smashwords, but soon it’ll be available at major online retailers. I’ll alert the media when that happens.

As this isn’t getting the ending to Rage written, I guess I’ll be off now to slave away, pounding at the keys relentlessly until the book is finished. I’m behind schedule as it is. Sure, it’s only a schedule I made for myself and it was thrown off by the death of my grandmother, but still. I need to get back on track.

Until next time, read something.

Rage

Yesterday was productive. Not only did I write a query letter and a synopsis, and then send it in a package to an agent, but I sat down to begin working on my next novel, Held. That’s when things took an unexpected turn.

I opened my notebook while waiting for my son at school, thinking I’d jot down some notes. What ended up happening was I wrote the beginning of another novel I’ve been thinking of doing. It’s called Rage.

It was just flowing and I’ve learned that when it flows, you don’t try to stop it. So even though I wanted to work on Held, I ended up working on Rage. Not just at school. When I returned home, I cranked out a couple thousand words easily. I’m very excited about it. I’m really loving the Brian Boozer character. My reader loves it as well.

You’re probably wondering why I’m writing this instead of writing more on the life of Brian. Well, to be honest, I’m wondering the same thing.

I’ve done some housework this morning. I’ve fed my face. I’m going to finish this, take a shower, and hit it hard. It’s nice and quiet and that’s the perfect time to go at it.

So, until my next update, read something.

Poor Charlotte

I just wrote a short story called Poor Charlotte. I haven’t been up for an hour yet, and already cranked one out. (Visualize me patting myself on the back here.)

What else will the day hold? Not sure, but I’ve got lots of stuff to write.