The digital version of my new novella Faint of Heart is now available!

Q: Will there be a print edition?

A: Yes indeed. It should be published around March 2012 by Gallows Press.

Q: You’d previously said it was going to be published by Sideshow Press. Did you have some kind of scandalous falling out with them and cancel your contract in a huff?

A: No. Gallows Press is just a new imprint of Sideshow Press where they focus on less expensive paperbacks.

Q: Sweet!

A: I know, right?

Q: This book isn’t going to be an Amazon exclusive, is it? Because that fills me with anger.

A: It is. It’s been almost a year since I started doing some digital editions on my own, and literally more than 99% of my sales have come from Amazon. I hate to cut out other venues for my work, but the non-Amazon numbers are so tiny that it makes much more sense to try out the new Amazon-exclusive program.

Q: But I wanna read it on my Nook, or some other device that isn’t a Kindle!

A: The lovely and talented Blake Crouch created a handy guide for our book Draculas. You can also use this for Faint of Heart. Check it out HERE.

Q: This is a different Q-asker than the last one. I love Amazon! I love Amazon Prime! You should make some of your other books, like Wolf Hunt and The Sinister Mr. Corpse and Mandibles available in the free Kindle lending library! I’d totally check them out.

A: Done!

Q: Is Faint of Heart an uproarious laugh riot?

A: No. It has humor, but it’s one of my “serious” books like Pressure and Dweller. 

Q: What’s it about?

A: It’s about–

Q: No, no, wait, don’t do any spoilers yet. Give me the link where I can order it not knowing anything about the surprises contained within.

A: Right HERE!

Q: Thanks! Now give me the blurb, in case I’m one of those people who has to read the description to make an informed purchasing decision.

A: A 32,000-word novella of brutal suspense by the Bram Stoker Award-nominated author of Pressure, Dweller, and Wolf Hunt.

Rebecca Harpster is frightened of spending the night alone, but she assures her husband Gary that she’ll be fine when he goes out camping with his buddies for the weekend. They have a safe little home in the woods of Alaska with an excellent security system. Yeah, she knows she’ll spend the entire time jumping at every noise, but she also knows that the danger is all in her head.

By Sunday night, Gary still hasn’t returned.

And when somebody shows up at the house, it’s not her husband.

At gunpoint, Rebecca learns what has happened. Two men have kidnapped Gary. He went through a weekend of pure hell.

They’ll give him back to her, but first, Rebecca has to relive his entire experience, step by horrific step…and survive…

5 Responses to “FAINT OF HEART”

  1. Muriel Says:

    Seems kind of a strange idea to give a perfectly good novella away for free, but I’m not complaining or anything…


    • jeffstrand Says:

      The hope is that people will say “Wow, that novella that I got for free was so good that I’m going to tell other people to get a copy!” But by then it won’t be free! Hahahahahahahaha!!!


  2. Kyle Says:

    Can’t complain about free, makes up for the $50 copy of A Bad Day For Voodoo 🙂 You’re great Jeff, thanks so much for all your writing, you’re awesome!


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