New Year’s Blog Hop – Win Prizes!

Hey, the New Year’s Blog Hop starts Friday, January 11th!

Win a bunch of cool prizes, like a Kindle Fire!

And check out a bunch of great books – some free, some at reduced prices (though check carefully, yo!).

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Peter And The Dolls Now Available!

PETER AND THE DOLLS now available! (Ooooh, creeeeepy…)

Kindle:

http://www.amazon.com/Peter-Dolls-Story-Monsters-ebook/dp/B00AR93Y5M

Nook:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/peter-and-the-dolls-darren-pillsbury/1114017212

iTunes, Kobo, and Sony will be available after Christmas, maybe after the New Year. I’m going to try to upload the books directly for the first time. Check back here periodically for updates.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

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Holiday Blog Hop – Free Prizes!

Hello, folks! There’s a Holiday Blog Hop going on – and there’s some seriously awesome prizes available, like two Kindle Fires.

In addition, individual authors will be doing free giveaways.

It’s all free to enter, so check out www.holidaybloghop.blogspot.com for more information.

And if you’re new, you can download my first book PETER AND THE VAMPIRES (Volume One) for free on Amazon (or here for Nook)!

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Peter And The Ghost now available!

Peter And The Ghost is now available – just in time for Halloween!

Well…on the Kindle, anyway: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009Y0EXZA

I’ll update you as soon as it’s available on the Nook and various other devices. It might be Halloween day before that happens.

Here’s the description:

On a stupid dare, Peter goes inside a supposedly haunted house.

Unfortunately for Peter, there is no ‘supposedly’ about it: a very real, very troubled spirit haunts the mansion’s halls.

Lydia Sartoris has been dead for over 100 years, trapped in eternal mourning over the loss of her beloved Conrad.

Peter decides he wants to help Lydia finally rest in peace.

But Lydia has other plans in mind…

This book is a sequel to the following:

PETER AND THE NINJA (Story #22)
PETER AND THE ORGAN GRINDER (Story #21)
PETER AND THE DEMON (Story #20)
PETER AND THE WITCHES (Volume Five)
PETER AND THE MUMMY (Volume Four)
PETER AND THE FRANKENSTEIN (Volume Three)
PETER AND THE WEREWOLVES (Volume Two)
PETER AND THE VAMPIRES (Volume One)

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Peter And The Ninja now available!

Peter And The Ninja cover

Peter And The Ninja now available on Kindle! http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009JPUQ9W

Available on Nook!
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/peter-and-the-ninja-darren-pillsbury/1113076473

Available in various formats from Smashwords.com!
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/240747

Smashwords distributes to iTunes, Kobo, and Sony, but they’re slow, so it might take awhile to get the story on those sites. Meanwhile, the link above has all sorts of formats for many types of readers.

On a routine trip to the grocery store, Peter comes face-to-face with a man all in black, riding a motorcycle, and wearing sunglasses.

Not to mention he carries a sword.

The man is a ninja, and he is in Duskerville on a very specific mission.

The only problem is, it isn’t clear whether that mission is to save Peter…or destroy him.

PETER AND THE NINJA is #22 in the PETER AND THE MONSTERS book series!

This book is a sequel to the following:

PETER AND THE ORGAN GRINDER (Story #21)
PETER AND THE DEMON (Story #20)
PETER AND THE WITCHES (Volume Five)
PETER AND THE MUMMY (Volume Four)
PETER AND THE FRANKENSTEIN (Volume Three)
PETER AND THE WEREWOLVES (Volume Two)
PETER AND THE VAMPIRES (Volume One)

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Peter And The Organ Grinder now available!

Peter And The Organ Grinder (Story #21) now available on both Kindle and Nook!

Kindle:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0093K4TKK

Nook:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/peter-and-the-organ-grinder-darren-pillsbury/1112707127

Hopefully it will be available on Kobo and Apple within three weeks.

Enjoy!

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While walking downtown one fine afternoon, Peter and Dill see the coolest thing ever: an organ grinder!

No, not somebody who smashes up kidneys. It’s a guy with a music box and a cute little monkey in a red uniform!

What’s more, he’s advertising a monkey rodeo, where the monkey rides a dog like a horse!

As Dill says, “This is going to be the greatest thing EVER.”

But this is Duskerville, where even the most innocent things have a dark side.

Soon the boys learn that Lou the organ grinder isn’t what he seems…

…and neither is that dang monkey.

This book is a sequel to the following:

PETER AND THE DEMON (Story #20)
PETER AND THE WITCHES (Volume Five)
PETER AND THE MUMMY (Volume Four)
PETER AND THE FRANKENSTEIN (Volume Three)
PETER AND THE WEREWOLVES (Volume Two)
PETER AND THE VAMPIRES (Volume One)

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New Multi-Story Volumes Are Here!

Okay…you asked for ’em, you got ’em.

PETER AND THE MUMMY (Volume Four)
$9.99

INCLUDES:
Peter And The Helpers – Story #14
Peter And The Mummy – Story #15
Peter And The Grownups – Story #16

Click here for Kindle Version

Click here for Nook Version

Click here for other versions at Smashwords.com


PETER AND THE WITCHES (Volume Five)
$9.99

INCLUDES:
Peter And The Boogeymen – Story #17
Peter And The Crazies – Story #18
Peter And The Witches – Story #19

Click here for Kindle Version

Click here for Nook Version

Click here for other versions at Smashwords.com

PETER AND THE DEMON – Story #20
$2.99

Available for the first time in various formats on Smashwords.com!

Click here for Kindle Version

Click here for Nook Version

A few more details about the Smashwords versions…

The ‘other versions’ at Smashwords.com include formats that can be read by Sony readers, on a regular computer, etc.

I’ve submitted all three books so that they can be bought at the Apple store, Kobo, and other ebook retailers beside Amazon and BarnesAndNoble.com, but that might take a couple of weeks for them to reach the other retailers. Like I said, the Smashwords links should offer versions you can read on devices other than the Kindle and Nook, but if you want to buy them from other retailers, just wait a little while and they’ll be available.

Don’t forget you can get a Kindle app for your computer, smart phone, iPad, whatever you have, at www.WhatUpKindle.com.

Yo, man, what’s up with the prices? The other volumes were $2.99!

1) I didn’t want to rip off loyal readers ponying up $2.99 every month for the newest stories. So, not only do you get the individual stories faster, you get them cheaper – at $2.99 per story versus $3.33 per story in the new collections. That’s my ‘thank you’ to those folks who buy the individual stories every month.

2)  I had extra production costs on the new collections – I had to pay for those covers. I make my own covers on the individual stories, but I wanted to continue the visual aesthetic of the first three volumes. (By the way, if you’re an author and need a cover, I highly recommend Ronnell D. Porter, my cover artist. He’s fast and has very reasonable prices.)

3) I can’t make money selling five stories at $2.99. Just consider Volume One an introduction for free, Two and Three as sweet, sweet nectar for cheap…and now, if you’re hooked, you got’s to put the money down, yo.

4) If I can continue to make money doing the PETER stories, I don’t have to get a new day job. That means I have way more time to write. More time to write means more PETER stories, (hopefully) a new one every month. (Versus 13 stories in the first three volumes written over a span of four years.)

Enjoy!

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The winners!

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Summer Splash Blog Hop giveaway! Hopefully one of you won an awesome prize on the main site.

The winners of MY giveaway are:

$25 Grand Prize – Crystal D.C.

3 free ebooks – Susan E.S.

3 free ebooks – zanza

Thanks to everyone for entering!

And if you want to get updates on new PETER AND THE MONSTERS releases, sign up in the upper right hand corner of the screen, where it says “Want updates on PETER AND THE MONSTERS?”

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PETER AND THE DEMON now available!

PETER AND THE DEMON is now available for:

Kindle

Nook – coming soon!

Poor Dill Bodinski…after a year of slacking off in school, Peter’s best friend finds out he’s going to flunk fourth grade.

In his panic and desperation, Dill takes the help of an invisible creature that says it ‘only wants a friend.’

But soon Dill finds out that there’s a terrible price to pay.

And not even Peter can save him this time…

Book #20 in the PETER AND THE MONSTERS series! 48,000 words.

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Summer Splash Blog Hop July 23-31

Want to win a Kindle Fire? A $100 Amazon gift card?

How about $25 cash from me? Or three free ebooks of your choosing?

First, my contest!

I’m giving away three prizes:

One (1) cash Grand Prize of $25

Two (2) Second Place Prizes: three free ebooks from me, any three you want!

How do you enter?

First, download your free copy of PETER AND THE VAMPIRES (Volume One) – it’s FREE! Just for dropping by!

“When 10-year-old Peter moves into his grandfather’s creepy mansion, bad, baaaaaad things start to happen. Like dead men in the garden patch. Vampire classmates. Changelings. Swamp monsters. And fourth grade.” If you like HARRY POTTER, you’ll like this!

Kindle Version – click here

(By the way, you don’t even need an ereader to read the book – you can read it using Amazon.com’s built-in cloud reader. As long as you have an Amazon account, you’re good to go!)

Nook Version – click here

Smashwords.com with multiple versions – click here

Then just log in with Facebook to the following Rafflecopter Giveaway Widget, and answer a very simple question. You get 25 points for that, and you can increase your chances by one point by Liking my Facebook page or tweeting about my website! Prizes will be chosen randomly, but you increase your chances by tweeting! Just start clicking below, you’ll see!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Second, the Summer Splash Blog Hop!

Go to kindlesplash.blogspot.com to learn how you can win the following:

  • NOT ONE, BUT TWO KINDLE FIRES
  • $75 AMAZON GIFT CARD
  • $50 AMAZON GIFT CARD
  • KINDLE BOOK COVER
  • SIGNED BOOKS FROM SEVERAL AUTHORS

It’s easy and awesome – you just have to Tweet to be entered! Go check it out, plus get a list of the 80 authors you can visit and get free stuff from!

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