Book one of my Pool Series is free!

Book one of my Pool Series is free. 01/23/2020

So, the way I originally released this book was in three installments. I later turned it into an omnibus.

The Pool is about a family that is traveling across the United States on a sight seeing trip. That happen upon a sleepy little town with an old motel that has a pool in the center of the parking lot. Weird things start to happen to the family. The story rolls out before you with a shocking end.

I put the first book up for free. The other two can be purchased on Amazon. Or you can buy all three with the omnibus. Links are below.

5 Indie Authors You Should Be Reading

5 Indie Authors you should be reading

Ernie Howard's Night Portals

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We live and breathe words. – Cassandra Clare

Going it alone can be one of the most rewarding and scary things in an authors life. It is a practice that keeps getting more and more popular as publishing gets easier. And I say, Hell Ya!

DIY culture is something I grew up on and embrace today. I myself am an Indie author and I am proud to call myself one. Here is a list of only a few of my indie friends. They are all great writers and I am a fan of their work.

I am going to do this every Tuesday. These list are not in order of who I think is best just numbered for your viewing pleasure. Or something…

5) D.K. Cassidy

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5 Free Fantasy Books

5 free fantasy books

Ernie Howard's Night Portals

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Oh that wonderful word free. Nothing makes a lover of books more happy than have quality books to read that you acquired for the price of… Nothing! Here are five that are free fantasy books right now. It is 01/19/2020 so if you are reading this a year from now you are probably out of luck. Ya gotta get um while they’re hot!

5) Damaged (TheRebirth Series Book 1) 

4) Initiation: The School of Exorcists (YA paranormal romance and adventure, Book 1)

3) UnEnchanted (An Unfortunate Fairy Tale Book 1)

2) Cursed Complete Edition: An Evans Pack Series

1)Darkness Of Light (Darkness Series…

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Flash Fiction Story, Peephole

Peephole


James didn’t believe he deserved any of the things in his apartment. The big screen TV sitting on the solid oak entertainment center was a constant reminder of how he didn’t deserve to be alive. His chest moving up and down was a constant reminder. He didn’t deserve to be alive after what he had done. Not after the screeching tires broken glass, blood, and the screams. Oh god the screams. The screams woke him up at night.
Everyone told him it wasn’t his fault, even his parents. But every time he looked into their eyes he saw how they felt. It was there. The place behind their eyes, as obvious as a blinking light. “You killed her.” It said. “You killed our baby girl, you killed your sister.” None of the late night crying sessions with his mother, or the reassuring pats on the back from his father made the blinking light go away.


Sara never wanted to wear her seatbelt. James never made her. She was 20 years old and an adult, at least on paper. Gone were the days of being big brother. He wished he had endured the eye roll and made her wear the damn thing. He relived that moment backing out of the drive way every day for the last 2 years, going over every detail, the sun setting, his sisters hair blowing across her face, the flash of the truck bumper, the screams, and then silence. He couldn’t relive that moment anymore, and he wasn’t going to. The gun he purchased a day ago would remedy that. One bullet and things would be set right. One pull of the trigger and the agonizing guilt would be laid low like the bad guy in a spaghetti western.


The gun sat like a brick in the palm of his hand as he raised it to his temple. He felt a lightness come over him. In two years he hadn’t felt this good. This is right, he thought.


He almost pulled the trigger when he heard the knock at the door. The suddenness of the rap left him confused for a second and made him think the gun had gone off and ended his miserable life. He looked around the room, and everything was as it was. James got up from the couch and walked like a zombie to the door. He leaned his head against the hard wood, exhausted by just a few feet. He contemplated going back to the couch and getting on with it.


The door vibrated against his head as he leaned. His desperate feeling turning to anger. He looked through the peephole. The image on the other side of the door wavered as James’ eye adjusted finally focusing on a face he had not seen in 2 years. His sisters face looked perfect. Beautiful like he always remembered. He sighed and opened the door, not glancing back at the physical deed done. Not looking at the wreckage that laid on the couch clutching cool hard steel.

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5 Free Horror Books

5 free horror books

Ernie Howard's Night Portals

Oh that wonderful word free. Nothing makes a lover of books more happy than have quality books to read that you acquired for the price of… Nothing! Here are five that are free right now. It is 01/15/2020 so if you are reading this a year from now you are probably out of luck. Ya gotta get um while they’re hot!

5) Buried (Twisted Cedar Mysteries Book 1)

4) The Ghost Files

3) Green Lake

2) Blue Skin

1)SurvivingThe Evacuation, Book 1: London

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Sample from Melody 8 Book One

This title is free today. You can get it HERE

I woke up in darkness and silence. The ground under me itched my face. I sat up slowly and looked at what I was laying on. There was just enough light shining through a dirty window on my right to see I was sleeping on an old threadbare carpet that smelled of misty mornings and chilly nights. I heard muffled footsteps, and I squeezed my eyes shut, pretending to be asleep, and not doing a very good job of it. The memories of the day came spilling back into my head, depositing themselves in my chest and gut where I pushed them further down with my mind. Memories that had sharp blades and cut quick if you didn’t force them down into the dark. I saw Mama’s face smiling down at me through unforgiving flames. I felt the loss deep in my bones and tried hard not to let my emotions betray my face. I wasn’t as good at that then as I am now. I sucked in a shaky breath of air and let it out in a shudder.


“You up?” The old man’s voice sounded like sandpaper, but still had a bit of a sing-song quality that I imagined what it sounded like when he was much younger. His shadow went to the corner of the room. He fiddled with something, and the room was filled with light from one single bulb on the ceiling. My eyes squinted, reacting to the unnatural light. I rubbed both of my eyes with the back of my hands. I’d seen houses with electricity before, but in these times, they were only for rich people or people who had access to solar panels and knew what they were doing. Technology from before, things that were slowly breaking down. The world from before was mostly gone, but I’d learned a few things from an old encyclopedia Mama scrounged up. She always said, even if there were no schools anymore, it was no excuse to not be educated. I didn’t mind, I loved reading about how the way things were. The old man smiled down at me from where I sat and then took a chair directly across from me.


The dry wood creaked as the old man settled his weight. I stood up and pushed my back against the wall. I was trying to get as much space between him and me as possible. He saw me looking at the bulb, and his smile got wider.

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Melody 8 Book One is free today

Free copy of Melody 8 Book One

Ernie Howard's Night Portals

My title, Melody 8 Book One, The Day of the Song, is free today.

I would say this one is a new take on post apocalyptic fiction. It takes place after an event that wipes out most of the human race, which isn’t very different from most post apoc books. But, the event is very different.

So, I hope you get your free copy, and I hope you dig it. If you do, be sure to leave a review on Amazon. Link to get your free copy is below.

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