20 books on my bookshelf you should read

20 books on my bookshelf you should read.

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So, like a lot of people right now I have a lot of time on my hands. What does a book lover do when they have too much time on their hands? Rearrange the books shelves of course!

As I was sitting there with stacks of worlds gathered around me, I thought of another thing that people who read and write do when they have time on their hands. I’m going to write a blog post of books I have that I love and thing are important.

So here are twenty titles. I have read every one. They are ones I loved or felt changed by after reading.

Brave New World

The Holographic Universe

Fahrenheit 451

Oryx and Crake

The Gunslinger

Paradox Bound

The Denial of Death

Wool

Real Magic

Fingerprint of the Gods

Marabou Stork Nightmares

Fight Club

Duma Key

The Stand

Somewhere in Time

Dark Matter

The Night Circus

The Ignored

At the Mountains of Madness

1984

Happy Reading! I hope you enjoy these titles.

Sample from my latest, Ding Dong Ditch

A sample from my new Night Portals story, Ding Dong Ditch

He walked back to the door. This time his hands were no longer shaking, and the pain in his chest was almost nonexistent. The confidence he’d felt drained out of him as he got closer. He heard scratching like the crazy lady was running her fingernails down the door. Everything about     this is wrong, Edgar thought. But anger and the notion of revenge won out, as it always did sooner or later with him. He once again put his trembling hand on the doorknob and slowly unlocked the deadbolt with his other. 

His hand was slick with sweat, and his palm slid around the surface of the doorknob.

“Oh, what the hell?” Edgar wiped his hand on the front of his shirt. Once again, he steadied his hand on the knob. Edgar watched as his hand turned the doorknob and pulled the door open. Light seeped into the dark entryway, as Edgar opened the door only a crack.

Something banged hard against the door and started to push. The door smacked Edgar in the nose, instantly bringing tears to his eyes. He struggled, trying hard to close it on whatever was outside. Edgar could barely see through the tears and sweat that had clouded his vision. He blinked a couple of times, and his stinging eyes cleared a little.

Edgar didn’t want to look through the crack of the door. His eyes focused there against his will. The hand was green from the grave. It was hard to believe that it ever was covered in healthy skin at one time, but there were patches of discolored flesh that looked like they had once held the pigment of something that had once been alive.

“Come out, Edgar, we need to talk to you about the good word. We need to tell you that there is no God, only darkness.”

5 Indie Authors you should be reading

5 Indie Authors you should be reading

Ernie Howard's Night Portals

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So it is day something the fortyteenth of quarantine. Have you read any good books yet?

If you have or if you haven’t, it might be time to get into one. Find a new favorite author. I got five more for your reading pleasure.

These authors are not in order of badassery. I simply numbered them because my post is always 5 and I’m keeping with tradition. I hope you find one you like. Here’s five more indie authors you should be reading.

Happy Reading My Friend!

5) Benjamin Smith

My book pick: Atlas

4) Ron Starke

My Book Pick: Slab Steele and the Venusian Exchange

3) Anna Rose

My Book Pick: Luci: Rhoades to Hell

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5 Indie Authors you should be reading

5 more indie author’s you should be reading.

Ernie Howard's Night Portals

**DISCLAIMER** Some of the links in this post are affiliate links and I do earn a small commission from them.

I hope this post finds you as well as you can be at this time.

One of the things that helped me through hard times was reading. Reading provided a cheap way to escape when things were not going great in my reality. I would say that you feel the same way.

So, I asked some of my friends if they had any free or lower-priced books that they could let me put up on my blog. And guess what? It was an overwhelming response that left me speechless and humbled.

So in the next few days, maybe even weeks, I’ll be sharing five authors and their books.

Here’s my first five. Stay safe and healthy my friend. Happy Reading!

5) DaKiara

My book pick: Falling in love with Poetry

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Night Portals Boxed set is Free

Night portals Boxed Set is free right now.

Ernie Howard's Night Portals

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I know a few things right now.

I know a lot of people are scared, I know that a lot of people are at home and climbing the walls, and I know that a lot of people are strapped or going to be strapped for cash.

When bad things in my life happened to me I always turned to reading. It took me away for a little while. Books can be your salvation.

So I decided I would put up my Night Portals Boxed Set up for free. Please enjoy the stories. I hope they give you a little bit of adventure and peace in these weird times.

Love you guys,

Ernie

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5 Indie Authors you should be reading

5 authors, you should be reading

Ernie Howard's Night Portals

**DISCLAIMER** Some of the links in this post are affiliate links and I do earn a small commission from them.

It’s Tuesday, and you know… What? What’s that you say? I missed a week? Yes, I did, but it was because I was celebrating the day my youngest son came into this world. He’s seven now and full of beans.

Anywho, these five authors are as good as any I’ve shared here on this blog. From horror to heart, to Science Fiction to set and setting, you will not go wrong with this group of story tellers. Here’s my five picks for this Tuesday.

5) Garek Godrik

My book pick: Dark Revenant: Chronicle Of The Five Book One

4) Charles Barouch

My book pick: Adjacent Fields

3) Terry R. Hill

My book pick: Third Exodus (In the Days of Humans Book 1)

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Short Story Corner: Bus Stop by Ernie Howard & Drought by J.E. Mac

Chris Fried reviews, Bus Stop.

The Indie Athenaeum

Short Story Title: Bus Stop: A Short Story

Author: Ernie Howard

Editor: Jessica West

Publication Date: December 9, 2019

Available on:Amazon as an eBook

Indie Athenaeum Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars


Winter is a teenager looking for revenge after his girlfriend got sexually assaulted by the school bully. Thinking only about his rage, he comes up with a plan to acquire a gun! Will he follow through and succeed?

This story delves into the teenage mind and how eh-bus stopit thinks, demonstrating a depth of humanity and the darkness that lurks underneath it. The true horror of the story is what happens next and how it’s ingeniously resolved with an unexpected twist.

I originally read this short story when it was published in “Tales from the Canyons of the Damned: No. 26“, a collection filled with frightening stories just like this one.

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Sample from, Leap, A Night Portals Short Story

LEAP


A Night Portals Short Story

“You are a divine being. You matter, you count. You come from realms of unimaginable power and light, and you will return to those realms.”
—Terence McKenna

It was colder than usual. The top of the ragged tent flapped and waved as Charlotte opened her sleep crusted eyes. Sara Ann’s arm laid across her throat and she gently picked up her little sister’s appendage and laid it back over the little girl’s small torso.
She laid there for a moment trying to lull herself back to sleep, but she was already too much awake. She needed to get up anyway, she thought. Today was her Leap Day. She’d been chosen yesterday for this important calling, and Charlotte wanted to be ready.


Just one more good day with her parents and little sister before she took her leap and went somewhere else. She was excited as were most of the people who had gone before her, with just a touch of fear. But the tribe Wiseman assured her that where she was going, the land was plentiful with food and warmth. A place where you didn’t have to worry about radioactive meat and water. A place where you slept on soft blankets and pillows, that never had to be shared.

“Everyone had one.” The tribe Wiseman said. Charlotte believed him. He bore the mark of the “Sigh.”


Charlotte recalled the little creature that was drawn on the Wiseman’s arm. Round head, round ears, and a round jolly belly, that wiggled as the Wiseman moved his saggy fleshy arm.

Read the rest of, Leap, HERE