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Kent has always hated Halloween and anything else that's scary. But when his boyfriend, Uriah, wants to take him to a haunted house, he can't say no.

Uriah can't contain his excitement and loves creepy surprises. However, as the evening progresses and everything seems wrong, can he convince Kent to see the night through?

For Kent and Uriah, Halloween starts with a pop and
ebook, 29 pages
Published October 8th 2012 by Smashwords
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Perfect for Halloween!

“I promise to hold your hand the whole time we’re here. And you won’t have to worry about nightmares anytime soon. When we get home, I’ll show you my appreciation for coming here by being your love slave until you’re too exhausted to even dream.”
Sep 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Vio by: Mandy*reads obsessively*
4.5 stars
The cover is great it does it's job brilliantly. I hate clowns they aren't cute or funny, in fact they give me the shivers and are nightmarish. So when Kent is persuaded to tag along with Uriah to a haunted house, that's when the fun and games start. I have to admit I couldn't help laughing at the spooky creepiness as Kent and Uriah journeyed throughout the house. Clever story and I loved the little surprises, it worked for me. Great short freebie, go read it and be scared and amused at
Tiya Rosa
Oct 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m, freebie
These Kyle Adams shorts are killing me. In a good way, but still, I'm fucking dying here.

He writes characters that are so relatable you wouldn't mind them getting off the page and grabbing coffee with you. His MCs have undeniable chemistry - he doesn't need to shove how hot they are together down your throat (though you wouldn't mind if he did. *wink wink*). And it doesn't matter if it's an RPG group meeting, an ordinary office, or a pretend haunted house, he makes ordinary settings come to
Mandy*reads obsessively*
Fun free short!
I've read a few of Kyle Adam's shorts and have enjoyed them all!
This one is scary, but not terribly so..but I totally understand Kent, I don't think clowns are fun or cute either, they freak me out!
Kent and his boyfriend Uriah go to a Haunted House, Uriah is a huge Halloween fan and loves spooky and scary, Kent doesn't!
I won't go into detail and ruin the suprise! Go ahead - read it!
Oct 09, 2012 rated it liked it
Recommended to Ami by: Mandy*reads obsessively*
3.5 stars
Fun freebie that is filled with twists regarding 'adventure' in the haunted house. I love how tables keep getting turned. It makes a wonderful TV episode for upcoming Halloween. Oh, by the way, I ALSO HATE CLOWN!! I'm supporting Kent for 'punishing' his boyfriend *grin*

PS: Maybe in the sequel, we can see "how" Kent punishes Uriah? Hmmm, sexy ^_^
JustJen "Miss Conduct"
Sep 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mm, ebook, freebies
Another cute (hard to believe, given the blurb, I know) freebie story from Kyle. Also hard to believe this whole story plays out in so few pages, yet it never feels rushed or incomplete. It's funny and cute and gory with a few ewwww moments, and I loved how everything falls into place. It was a very enjoyable seasonal story, and I hope to read many more like them from Kyle in the future.

This is a 4.5 star for me, but I'm rounding it up for the awesomely vibrant cover. Love that clown!!
May 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
Another freebie and winner from Kyle Adams. Freaky clowns * shudders* and a creepy Halloween house, but is all as it seems! Loved this and would really like to see more of Brandon and Kent. I've said it before but I'd happily pay for any of Kyles short stories and never feel cheated. Great cover on this too... That clown is suitably fright-worthy!
Oct 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m, free-online
Creepy Halloween tale. The first part had me going for a bit, not a haunted house/freaky clown fan! I do love nerdy, slutty vampires though so the story balances out. :D
~ 2.5 stars ~

I'm going to have nightmares. It's my own fault, really. I don't do horror and I especially don't do scary clowns!!
Sep 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I don't usually give 5 stars to short stories but I've made an exception for this one. I was laughing and cringing...what an awesome combination.

This was a great combo of spooky and funny with a splash of cuteness. Kent and Uriah are boyfriends who decide to visit a new haunted house. Things are strange from the get-go and just seem to get worse as they go on. The clown is freaky…I do hate clowns. There are twists and turns and the ending took me by surprise. For a short story it never felt like
Kim Alan
Sep 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Once again, I'm sucked into the characters Kyle creates. So real and charming with their smart and quirky personalities and strengths and insecurities. All easily evident in just a few short pages. Kyle needs to quit with that whole real world business and get down to writing more.
Kyle Adams
Sep 19, 2012 marked it as wrote-it  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: free, m-m, halloween, gay, glbt
Special thanks to Shadowphen for making this cover, which I think is perfect for the story.

This is more of a silly and fun story than a scary one. At least that's what I thought.
While discussing a Halloween reading challenge with a group I co-moderate on here, I said that I was all for reading Halloween type books with the condition that I not be asked to read anything about clowns. They creep me out. So what happens? My favorite short story writer on here not only puts out a new short about clowns but it's a Halloween story and he was kind enough to send me an advance copy.... and here's the best part... just because. No expectations for a good review or anything. He ...more
May 17, 2013 rated it really liked it

Another Kyle freebie, and another one that I've enjoyed...apart from the fact that it's about Halloween and clowns....shudder!! 4 stars

I've never been keen on clowns...they give me the willies for some reason, and yes, some of my nightmares have had the swines in them, grrr! Halloween of course is not really a UK thing, it's been imported from the US like Ronald McDonald and Walmart, but I can understand kids enjoying it, it gives them another excuse to run riot, high on the sugar rush from
Lillian Francis
Okay, so the clown on the cover almost stopped me from downloading this. But I gave myself a slap, told myself it was free and at 13 pages how traumatic could it be. I'm serious, people. Don't mock the coulrophobic.
Sep 28, 2012 rated it liked it
A great little fic for the holiday season, if the cover doesn't scare you away first lol.
Sep 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: free
4,5* upgrade for being free
Nov 05, 2018 marked it as nope
Oh, hellz nah. Clowns be the skeeeerrrriest thing on the planet. I don't do clowns.
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Oct 13, 2012 rated it liked it
Its silly and cute and creepy clowns
Jul 30, 2017 rated it liked it
Good Scares. Great set up.

Disappointed with ending. No emotional connection to the characters.

All that said, it was free and took about 20 minutes to read. You could do much worse with 20 minutes of your time.

Oct 09, 2012 rated it liked it
That was a creepy, kinda mean fantastic Halloween story. Yay!
Sep 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Another great short by Kyle Adams!
Jun 03, 2014 rated it it was ok
This story was not what i assumed it was. The tags for this book are completely incorrect! Talking about being punished, kissing and groping does not make this in any way shape or form a m/m contemporary book. It is barely a romance. Whoever tagged it as so should reread it!

I originally wanted to rate this book as a one star book because of how pissed off it made me but i am unable to do that.

The story was actually cute, funny and a little creepy. The author used enough details for me to be
John Carter
Mar 04, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: m-m, horror
Flawed, as other of my free Nook books have been, by apparently missing one or two of the first pages of the story. But I guess you get what you pay for.

The subtitle says this is A Halloween Story, and with justice. I have an intense dislike for modern horror movies: the most gore I want to see is the Hershey’s syrup running down the bathtub drain in Psycho. I read one Stephen King book and can’t face trying again. Face it—I’m a wuss. I came close to needing to abandon this. And that was because
Wendy Ann
A case of the prankster getting outpranked! A short, creepy story about a clown with an exploding head, headless body, and yet another clown (as if one wasn’t creepy enough) that are meant to frighten. Kent, it seems, may be a little more susceptible (to the fright) than most. However, you know what they say about paybacks!
✟Roxanne✟(Death by Book Avalanche) ☠
This was a fun short story with a few good twists and turns to keep the reader interested. I found it both funny and creepy as I really liked the characters but I absolutely hate clowns. I would say this is more a comedy than a horror but I'm still going to shelve it as horror because...clowns.
Apr 28, 2014 rated it liked it
Spooky goings on with Uriah and Kent visiting a haunted house - but who's pranking who?

13.9.16 reread : great spooky short - a few bumps and bangs from upstairs would make the ending even more worrying!
Mar 16, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2015, e-book
This was one messed up story, and I mean that in a creepy fun way. Defiantly not my usual book, but it was free so decided to give it a try.
Oct 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars. Very funny short story with some cute twists and laughs. Uriah and Kent seem to be perfect for each other!
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Kyle Adams - Q&A : Not Microwave Safe 14 8 Apr 07, 2013 05:01PM  
Kyle Adams started out dabbling with writing gay romance stories for fun. He writes what makes him laugh and hopes anyone who reads his work laughs with him. Kyle had three books nominated in the 2013 M/M Romance Group readers choice awards and two books nominated in 2012 for the same event. His free story, Dirty Cop won Best Short Story in 2013.

Kyle has a hard time picking a