Free Short Story: Who's Afraid of the Dark?

My fellow Catholic author Russell Newquist writes:
A short story of mine, "Who's Afraid of the Dark?" is available free on Amazon today, tomorrow, and Friday to honor Michaelmas. Why Michaelmas? Because the story is part of the "Tales of Peter Bishop" series - about a young man named Peter Bishop who carries the flaming sword of the archangel St. Michael.
Getting Soul Cycle Book III out the door hasn't left me time for much else, so I haven't read the story yet. However, I encourage you to download it today because a) Russell has a proven track record of excellent writing, b) it's currently free--but only till Friday, so this offer is time-sensitive, and c) I've already picked it up sight unseen, so I have no qualms about asking others to do the same.

Here's the Amazon product description:
Little Johnny isn't afraid of the dark. Big boys aren't afraid of the dark - and at five, Little Johnny is a big boy. No, he isn't afraid of the dark. He's afraid of what comes out in the dark, and what they might do to his baby sister. But his parents don't believe him - so it's up to Johnny to keep them safe.
It's probably no surprise that I find a story with horror elements grounded in theology highly compelling. Go get your free copy of "Who's Afraid of the Dark? (The Tales of Peter Bishop) now.

P.S. speaking of Russell, he's posted round 2 of the Author Gladiatorial Challenge between me and Delcan Finn on his blog. Fans of Souldancer who are interested to see how Astlin deals with a gelatinous cube should give it a read.


  1. Thank you, Brian, for the signal boost and the very kind words!

    1. You're welcome. Best of luck with the giveaway. And congratulations on already cracking the top 6000.

    2. Thank you - I couldn't have done it without your help! And it is now within the top 2000, and #2 and #6 in its top two categories.

      Its third category is
      "Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Paranormal & Urban" where it currently sits at #65.

      #50 is "Monster Hunter International." I know this is likely a one time blip and it won't last, but I'm more than a little blown away today.

    3. Well done!

      And thanks for offering more proof that a nontraditional publisher using Amazon's promotional tools can equal or outperform the Big 5's marketing departments.