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Michael Brookes (Technohippy) | 1348 comments A quartet of dark short stories (10,000 words) to thrill and chill.

The Yellow Lady
Grave robbing is a dirty business, in more ways than one. When he disturbs the grave from a childhood scary story he discovers it's not always treasure to be found.

This Empty Place
At the heat death of the universe, Death contemplates his existence.

Forced Entry
Terrorists seize an average suburban house. A Special Forces hostage rescue team is sent in and encounter more than they were trained for.

The Reluctant Demon
A young demon prepares to take his possession exam.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/An-Odd-Quarte...


Michael Brookes (Technohippy) | 1348 comments Up to number 11 in the Amazon UK Horrror Short Stories chart: http://www.amazon.co.uk/An-Odd-Quarte...

And of course available in the US:

http://www.amazon.com/An-Odd-Quartet-...


Michael Brookes (Technohippy) | 1348 comments New 100 word story - This Killing Emptiness:

http://thecultofme.blogspot.co.uk/201...


Michael Brookes (Technohippy) | 1348 comments Geoff Wakeling has featured me on his blog, read the interview here:

http://geoffreywakeling.com/2012/10/2...


Michael Brookes (Technohippy) | 1348 comments I've been featured on Jonathan Hill's 10 questions:

http://jhillwriter.blogspot.co.uk/201...


Michael Brookes (Technohippy) | 1348 comments And I've been interviewed as part of A F Stewart's Coffin Hop feature for Halloween:

http://afstewartblog.blogspot.co.uk/2...


Michael Brookes (Technohippy) | 1348 comments New 100 word story - In The Dark

http://thecultofme.blogspot.co.uk/201...


Michael Brookes (Technohippy) | 1348 comments I've been interviewed by the lovely people at Besteseller Recommends for their 'Getting to know you' feature. You can read all about it at:

http://quietfurybooks.com/bestsellerb...


Michael Brookes (Technohippy) | 1348 comments An Odd Quartet will be free for this coming weekend (2nd - 4th Nov):

http://www.amazon.co.uk/An-Odd-Quarte...


Michael Brookes (Technohippy) | 1348 comments An Odd Quartet is now available for free download today and this weekend only!

US: http://www.amazon.com/An-Odd-Quartet-...

UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/An-Odd-Quarte...


Michael Brookes (Technohippy) | 1348 comments Kristen Stone has featured me in her authors we like spotlight:

http://bluehourpublishing.blogspot.co...

Thanks Kristen!


Michael Brookes (Technohippy) | 1348 comments As a thank you for my readers past, present and those yet to be An Odd Quartet will be available for free download on Christmas Day and Boxing Day (25th & 26th Dec).

http://www.amazon.com/An-Odd-Quartet-...

If you like your tales dark and with a twist then make sure you grab this book while you can.


Michael Brookes (Technohippy) | 1348 comments An Odd Quartet by Michael Brookes

What better way to spend Christmas than with a collection of four dark tales.

And it's free for today and tomorrow.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/An-Odd-Quarte...


Michael Brookes (Technohippy) | 1348 comments An Odd Quartet by Michael Brookes

If you like your tales dark and with a twist then download An Odd Quartet. Available for free download today only.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/An-Odd-Quarte...


Michael Brookes (Technohippy) | 1348 comments I've been interviewed on the Luna Risen blog, visit the link below to read the interview:

http://www.lunarisen.com/alltheotherb...


Michael Brookes (Technohippy) | 1348 comments Ira on the Love Hate Poetry blog has posted an interview with me:

http://themyesterioumuslimahshaven.bl...

Thanks Ira!


Michael Brookes (Technohippy) | 1348 comments The drabble enhanced edition of 'An Odd Quartet' is now available from Barnes & Noble:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/an-od...


Michael Brookes (Technohippy) | 1348 comments An Odd Quartet (Drabble Enhanced Edition) Now Available On iTunes
The spread of An Odd Quartet onto new platforms continues, it is now available on iTunes:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id63...

For UK readers it's only 49p!

https://itunes.apple.com/uk/book/id63...


Michael Brookes (Technohippy) | 1348 comments An Odd Quartet is now available from Kobo:

http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/An-Odd...


Michael Brookes (Technohippy) | 1348 comments An Odd Quartet by Michael Brookes

David Haynes has posted a review on 'An Odd Quartet' on his blog:

http://davidhaynesfiction.weebly.com/...

I'm extra pleased he liked it as I'm a fan of both of his horror books.


Michael Brookes (Technohippy) | 1348 comments An Odd Quartet by Michael Brookes

I've received two great new reviews for 'An Odd Quartet' on Goodreads:

5 stars

All of these stories were excellent. I enjoyed the darkly satisfying twists that surfaced in a couple of the tales, and I loved the imagery throughout. I was impressed by how atmospheric the third story really was, even though the entire story is a dialogue exchange of a radio conversation. Don't get me wrong, the other stories were very good but the third one was just brilliant.

http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...

4 stars

The final story was the most creative and interesting, a good example of turning conventions and expectations on their heads. An interesting picture of hell is painted, and it's a story, like the third, that I'd love to read more of.

http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...

I can reveal that there will be a follow on, hopefully by the end of the year - An Odder Quintet


David Haynes | 3003 comments I've only just found this news Michael! I have a couple of requests.
1. Another ghost story please.
2. A 'Forced Entry' type story.

I've read forced entry again recently. It's really atmospheric and bloody creepy.


Michael Brookes (Technohippy) | 1348 comments At least two of the stories will continue from this one, Forced Entry being one of them.

I'm not sure about the ghost story yet, I do have an idea about continuing 'The Yellow Lady', but we shall see.


David Haynes | 3003 comments Great stuff!


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Lit Bug Didn't know you had a book out too! I just followed regularly your 100 word drabbles here - Best luck! :)


David Haynes | 3003 comments He's got 4 books out. I haven't read them all but I have this one and I'd recommend it.
My review is linked a few posts up.


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Lit Bug Thanks - looking forward to reading them - his stories are lovely!


Michael Brookes (Technohippy) | 1348 comments Thanks - I hope you enjoy them.


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Lit Bug Are your books only e-copies or paperbacks too?


Michael Brookes (Technohippy) | 1348 comments This one is e-book only (although you can get a free Kindle viewer for PC's and most tablets), The Cult of Me and Conversations in the Abyss are available as paperbacks as well.


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Lit Bug Thanks - will try to get The Cult of Me - is it available in India in bookstores?


Michael Brookes (Technohippy) | 1348 comments You'd probably need to get it from Amazon.com. I know the Kindle version is available in India (or at least it should be).


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Lit Bug Okay - I don't have an e-reader so I guess I'll get it from Amazon - thanks!


Michael Brookes (Technohippy) | 1348 comments You can get a kindle app for free on PC's and most devices like tablets and phones.


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Lit Bug Yes - that's a great idea - I'll do it :)


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Lit Bug I don't know how good my idea is, but you might consider promoting your books here - The Indian Readers group - I have a feeling some people there might love your work.

You can also post the links to your 100 word Drabbles there if you wish. I'll put in a good word for you since I actually liked those mini-stories, if you consider promoting your work there.

The link - http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/7...

Best luck :)


Michael Brookes (Technohippy) | 1348 comments Thanks - is the group not focused on Indian writing?


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Lit Bug Not really - most of us read non-Indian books since India is a multi-cultural, multi-linguistic country. Most of us read books written in English, and books written by non-Indians. We do read Indian books too, but that too mostly in English so Indians coming from different linguistic backgrounds too can participate.


Michael Brookes (Technohippy) | 1348 comments Cool, I'll take a look - thanks.


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Lit Bug One advice though - before you post anything in the promotions folder, do introduce yourself first in the Introductions thread - it will make a bigger impact.


Michael Brookes (Technohippy) | 1348 comments Will do.


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Lit Bug Great!


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Lit Bug See if you can start a thread on horror in the folder marked Genres. This might help you in the sense that people will realize you are a reader and not simply here to promote you works - gives you more credibility. Just a suggestion - do as you deem fit. Thanks.


Michael Brookes (Technohippy) | 1348 comments Will do thanks.


Michael Brookes (Technohippy) | 1348 comments An Odd Quartet by Michael Brookes

Some wonderful new reviews for On Odd Quartet:

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 23 May 2013
By kit tinsley - See all my reviewsAmazon Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: An Odd Quartet (Kindle Edition)
This book was a truly amazing collection of four short stories. Each one was imaginative, beautifully written and clever. I was particularly amazed by the second story, which managed to span the entire life of the universe in so few words.

5.0 out of 5 stars Each story was a Great Read, 22 May 2013
By Chris Graham (Manchester, UK) - See all my reviewsAmazon Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: An Odd Quartet (Kindle Edition)
I thoroughly enjoyed every story and loved each twist in their endings.
I will certainly be reading more stories from this author

4.0 out of 5 stars An Odd Quartet, 19 May 2013
By Jason Purdy - See all my reviewsThis review is from: An Odd Quartet (Kindle Edition)
This was a quick read and each story was engaging and flowed well.

The first story about the ghost had an interesting start and ending, with good character development and an interesting spin on things. The ghost was clichéd but the uniqueness of the rest of it makes up for it.

The second story featuring Death and the death of the universe was an interesting character study, but clichéd at times. The reference to Lovecraft at the end was a great touch, and for the most part, it was a strangely heart warming story.

The third story fell a bit flat for me, mostly because of the style, but it was the creepiest of the bunch and gave a real feeling of dread. It was an interesting experiment that could be enjoyable with an expansion, but as for my personal preference, military language in books always makes me switch off.

The final story was the most creative and interesting, a good example of turning conventions and expectations on their heads. An interesting picture of hell is painted, and it's a story, like the third, that I'd love to read more of.

Overall the stories were brief and engaging, a nice, easy and enjoyable read. I'm not usually a massive fan of short story collections but this one was a belter.


Michael Brookes (Technohippy) | 1348 comments An Odd Quartet by Michael Brookes

A new review for An Odd Quartet has been posted on Jonathan Hill's blog:

"I recommend this book to all fans of darker stories. It's an enjoyable collection of shorts and you'll race through them eager to find out how each finishes. What stands out for me is that everything here is turned on its head. Where will your sympathies lie? And which is worse: evil itself, or the being that manipulates the evil to their own purpose?"

http://www.jhillwriter.com/2013/06/re...


David Haynes | 3003 comments Great review! I'm pleased to read he found Forced Entry to be as creepy as I rid. Good work, Michael. Get the next "Forced entry "out soon!!


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