Lady of Hell

LadyOfHell-lrFinally, the Middletown Records series comes to its end.

(Here you’ll find the first part).

No more new editions or revisions (at least for a while, I hope). This is the ultimate edition. I hope you enjoy.

What’s inside this volume 2?

BLOOD TRAIL
The celebrations for Imbolc are approaching. Everything seems back to the usual routine of Middletown, but that means a new terrible creature is ready to bring death and fear among the people.
This time both the Knights of Solomon and the Sons of Hecate will be affected closely, and will have to choose between the lives of their brethren and the safety of the city.

LADY OF HELL
Beltane, the fourth Sabbat, the return of the light, Asher’s birthday.
The spring is being a litte too hot in Middletown and a thick fog is spreading from the river.
Something big is about to happen.
Mybe there is a way to lift he curse of Middletown. But at what cost?

You’ll find it on Amazon and Kindle Unlimited.

Solomon’s Knot is Back

Solomon's KnotAs I said in the last post, I’ve been doing some re-editing of my books.

This new edition of Solomon’s Knot actually covers two of the four original novellas that composed The Middletown Records. I decided to publish two volumes instead of four for “economy”, to have a reasonable number of pages at a reasonable price.

So here you’ll find “Solomon’s Knot” and “A Cut in the Mist” which actually makes sense because those two were once one novella that I split and expanded a little. And it makes more sense to me beacuse Solomon’s Knot ends kind of abruptly, while this way you can have the whole story with what happens next.

This is somehow a story of its own, and what cames after it’s a different story, even if in the same universe, and even if it continues what has started.

The next volume will be “Lady of Hell” and incorporate also Blood Trail; I don’t have a release date yet since I still need to work on the text and I have a lot of other things do to in the meantime, but let’s say that it will depend on how the first book goes. If I don’t have any sales, it can stay there waiting forever. I have to please the real living readers before, if you know what I mean.

Anyway here’s the description and links:

Middletown is a dangerous city. There are creatures roaming at night, corpses that come back from the grave, demonic possessions and necromancers. All sort of things come from the fog, on the river.
There is a rip in the fabric of reality, marking the border with the netherworld. Deadland, or the Sheol, as it’s called by the Knights of Solomon, who try to protect the city and its people with weapons and rituals.
Asher is one of them, at least until he meets Amy, a Daughter of Hecate that opens his eyes to a new and disturbing truth.
And now, a dangerous journey awaits him, on the edge between life and death.

Available on Amazon and Kindle Unlimited.

Sometimes Things Come Back

I took a little pause from my English writing and posting in the last months.

It was due mostly to having other things to do in my native languange, but also having lost most of my motivation. It’s always like that. I do things alone, I can’t see many results, I feel disheartened and give up.

Then I change my mind and I come back.

I thought for a while that this English thing was simply impossible for me. Aside from my constant self doubt (am I good anough? What else could I do to get better?) I keep reading accounts of people that manage to have readers and make a living writing, while I stare at my counter’s flatline and wonder what did I do wrong.

My main problem is the promotional part. I’m not a sociable person, and I don’t have a budget for advertising, so I’ll do what I can. Add to this my constant insecurity that keeps me from going all the way and makes me run for the hills at the first challenge and there you have it.

So I thought that I should simply retire and do other things. But then I keep getting back to my stories, and maybe I didn’t give them the attention they needed.

tropical weirdSo for stater I did a total revision of Tropical Weird, my first novella, and I fixed a lot language glitches, since my English got better with time. I also restyled the cover a bit, see for yourself. And I hope some horror/sci-fi fan will give it a shot. I also added a preface with trigger warnings, because that story is a punch in the guts, even for me. But we have to write the hard things.

You can find it again exclusive on Amazon and free for Kindle Unlimitedhttps://www.amazon.com/dp/B00XNBIUG4/

I’m still thinking if it’s the case to also make a paperback edition, but we’ll see.

The next step will be a new editing round of The Middletown Records series. I unpublished all the editions and I’m working on a new “package”. It’s four novellas, but actually they were three, and I think I will do two volumes this time. I’m already excited for the new covers, but I’ll show them another time.

I’ve other works in stand by and the real challenge will be to get back to writing. Right after I finish with a thing that needs to be dealt with. But then I’ll be back. More determined than before.

One can hope.

Do You Want To Play a Game?

jack-o-lantern-1679164_640It’s been a while! How are you doing?

I’ve been working in the shadows lately to prepare new things. Since Halloween is near, I wanted to do something special other than the usual giveaway.

So I created this little interactive horror game for browser (I haven’t got to the mobile version yet):

Do You Want to Play a Game?

At the end you can win free ebooks, but even if you’re not interested in my writings, the point is having fun playing, so I hope you enjoy it.

I also created a Facebook event if you want to stay in touch and let me know what do you think of it.

And if you just want to read some of my things, there’s still a 20% discount on the Digital Store.

Have a spooky holiday!

Summer Updates

Hello everyone! How’s your summer going?

I’ve been shaking things up as usual and now let’s see what’s new.

First of all, I made a mess with the blog followers! I’m very sorry but I’ve lost some of you while moving from here to the private host and then back here. I don’t know how to retrieve the followers right now, so if you happen to visit here and want to refollow this blog I would really appreciate it. Again I’m very sorry.

Second news and most important: since my ebooks are growing in number and now it’s kind of confusing to keep up and find everything, I create a little digital store, where you can find everything I release at a lower price than the usual retailers and in 3 different formats: ePub, mobi and PDF so everyone is happy!

There is also free stuff, and more is coming, and there’s no need for registration, just fill in you email so you will get the receipt and download link. Payments are processed by Paypal, but if you don’t have an account you can use your credit card.

Direct link: http://wadebooks.com/store/

Wade Books Catalogue

All the titles are coming in the next month because some of them are still under Amazon exclusive, but I’m opting out of Select because I’d rather manage my promotions on my own and can guarantee better prices and my direct support if something gets lost in the process.

I am relaunching the Middletown Records series, again as separated novellas, because that’s how it was conceived and I think it will be the most fun way to enjoy it.

Third thing: I’ve created a new Facebook Page, English only: Wade Books so we won’t mix things up. Go give it a like if you’re interested.

I’m also writing new things, so I hope to get something done soon and release more stories.

Thanks to everyone who will take a walk with me :D

See you around!

Artemis (Horror Sci-Fi) – bilingual edition

ArtemisARTEMIS
by Allison J. Wade

Horror/Sci-fi Novelette
7500 words

Bilingual edition English/Italian

She wakes up in a foreign place, with no memory, in the middle of the apocalypse.
She needs to put the pieces together and understand what’s her purpose, and why she keeps having flashbacks of other times and places.
Who is Artemis?

Available on Amazon.

 

Misplacing Space and Time

e_little03I’m awful because the draft of this post has been in my HD for more than a year now.

But now is time to get things done.

I wanted to talk about two novellas I read which have a similar theme, though seen from different angles.

The titles are Placeholders by John R. Little, and Rewind by Holly Lisle.

And now, finally, I will tell you what they are about: changing your fate.

I think it’s a very strong theme that never gets old, and can be developed in many different ways.

Unfortunately I have a bad bad memory and now I almost forgot and need to read them again, but I’ll try to make up my mind and it’ll be like we discover them together.

In John Little’s novella, a man is stuck in a loop of never ending death. He literally dies a hundred of times. Every time he’s in a new body where he takes the place of the original owner in order to spare him the painful experience of dying. But what initially appears as a series of random events, gradually starts to lead him on a familiar path… and I’m telling no more.

In Holly Lisle’s novella, instead, a woman is able to get back on time in order to change her fate, but what awaits in her childhood memories could be very scary and unsettling…

So each one of these character is struggling to change things that can’t be changed in the real world.

We always make mistakes, and then regret things that can’t be changed, and sometime fiction is our way to atone our sins. Or sometimes it could help us be prepared to face what’s coming and what’s still unknown.

Have a nice read, and never stop wondering ;)

Calling Dibs on Wade Books

I searched and I didn’t found any imprint with the name “Wade Books“, so I’m calling dibs right now on the name, because I want to use it someday, for some reason.

I don’t know exactly why and what I’ll do, I always have these crazy projects in mind, maybe it will be nothing, but I’d just like to use that name so I’m writing it down and you can see that I called dibs before it was cool.

I mean wade books sounds pretty cool, because reading is an adventure, is crossing dangerous waters, is struggling to go through, because an easy story is not as fun as a complicated one.

(And actually I really hope this doesn’t have any nasty interpretation in English slang, and if it has, that’s not what I meant, I swear!)

Anyway, keep that in mind: Wade Books, by Allison Wade.

March 27, 2015.