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Simon Wood
11-13-2009, 01:26 AM
New to download is my long out of print -short story collection Dragged into Darkness. I hope you'll check it out and the inspirations for the stories.

From Smashwords: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/2911
For Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Dragged-into-Darkness-ebook/dp/B002HWSLFU
Inspirations: http://simonwood.net/draggedintodarkness2.html

The world is a dark place, even in daylight. DRAGGED INTO DARKNESS features tales of horror from the subtle to the extreme. The characters are ordinary people who are ripped from their daily routines into a dark world. DRAGGED INTO DARKNESS is filled with characters who are one step from light and a normal existance, and because of this, their lives will never be the same. In THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER, Dr. Gareth Troy empathizes with his tortured patients' disfigurements a little too much. For Grace in PURELY COSMETIC, reaching her target weight is all that matters. In ACCEPTABLE LOSSES, Captain John Clelland has struck the worst of bargains for the lives of allied soldiers. In RUNWAY THREE-SEVEN, Neal is forced to land his crippled aircraft on a runway that can't possibly exist.

DRAGGED INTO DARKNESS will make you clamor for the light.

Originally published in 2003 in paperback.

"Simon Wood is a powerful new voice in the art of dark storytelling. His prose is surreal, unique...and disturbing. The stories in this collection will indeed drag you into darkness—and you'll love every minute of it! A promising debut from a future master of terror.”
— Brian Keene, Author of THE RISING

:thanks:

lene1949
11-13-2009, 11:04 AM
Hi Simon

I went to smashwords and had a look at your stories... They are very good, and I've added your book to my cart...

I actually read all 25% offered for free...

Simon Wood
11-13-2009, 02:27 PM
Hi Simon

I went to smashwords and had a look at your stories... They are very good, and I've added your book to my cart...

I actually read all 25% offered for free...

Thanks for that. I appreciate that, Lene. :)

lene1949
11-14-2009, 03:35 AM
The stories look very 'Roald Dahl'-like... :chinscratch:

Simon Wood
11-14-2009, 11:44 PM
The stories look very 'Roald Dahl'-like... :chinscratch:

Actually, that has been said before. It may have something to do that I used to watch Tales of the Unexpected when I was little. I'm also a big Rod Serling fan too. I think it shows from time to time. :)

lene1949
11-15-2009, 01:26 AM
Geeze... and here I thought I had observed something new... :p

I have read Roald Dahl's short stories many times over the years, and always enjoyed them, so keep them coming..

WT Sharpe
11-15-2009, 08:28 AM
Just bought the Kindle edition after reading a few of your excellent and very enjoyable freebie short stories. Thanks for the links!

Simon Wood
11-15-2009, 06:46 PM
Just bought the Kindle edition after reading a few of your excellent and very enjoyable freebie short stories. Thanks for the links!

Thanks Tom. I hope you like the book. I updated it from when it came out originally in 2003.

Simon Wood
11-15-2009, 08:03 PM
Geeze... and here I thought I had observed something new... :p

I have read Roald Dahl's short stories many times over the years, and always enjoyed them, so keep them coming..

Lene, there are tales of Roald's that I hold up as How-to's on short storytelling. I still wish I could put a fresh spin on The Man From The South. :)

Simon Wood
11-30-2009, 02:14 PM
For the Holiday season, I've dropped the price of Dragged into Darkness to $1.99 on Kindle and Smashwords. I hope people will check it out.

Dragged into Darkness: http://www.amazon.com/Dragged-into-Darkness-ebook/dp/B002HWSLFU and https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/2911

Simon Wood
03-07-2010, 04:02 PM
Dragged into Darkness is on sale this week for the Read an ebook week. Use coupon code: RAE50

http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/2911

WT Sharpe
03-07-2010, 05:06 PM
Let me throw in here that since my last post (#7 above) I've read Dragged into Darkness and thoroughly enjoyed it.

Simon Wood
03-07-2010, 09:59 PM
Let me throw in here that since my last post (#7 above) I've read Dragged into Darkness and thoroughly enjoyed it.

Thanks Tom. I'm glad you liked the book. Can I interest you in Working Stiffs??? :-D

Don't forget to post your rating wherever you bought it. :-)

J. Dean
03-08-2010, 12:28 PM
I like that title! Might have to check that out!

Simon Wood
03-08-2010, 01:33 PM
I like that title! Might have to check that out!

I hope you do... :)

Scott Nicholson
03-08-2010, 05:50 PM
Simon's definitely a master of suspense and mystery--he's carving out his own niche. Buy all his stuff-he's a talent on the rise.

Simon Wood
05-10-2010, 01:48 PM
Acceptable Losses from my collection Dragged into Darkness was adapted into an audio book and can be downloaded for free.

http://pseudopod.org/2010/04/22/next-episode-eta/

I hope you enjoy the tale.

WT Sharpe
05-10-2010, 03:42 PM
Acceptable Losses from my collection Dragged into Darkness was adapted into an audio book and can be downloaded for free.

http://pseudopod.org/2010/04/22/next-episode-eta/

I hope you enjoy the tale.

Thanks, Simon! I loved the book, and can't wait to hear the audio book adaptation!

Simon Wood
05-10-2010, 07:00 PM
Thanks Tom.

I'm glad you liked the book. If you get a moment, can you sling some words my way in a review. Always appreciated.

WT Sharpe
05-10-2010, 07:26 PM
Thanks Tom.

I'm glad you liked the book. If you get a moment, can you sling some words my way in a review. Always appreciated.

I just submitted the review to Amazon. It should be viewable within 48 hours!

Simon Wood
05-11-2010, 02:29 AM
Thanks Tom

Simon Wood
06-09-2010, 08:54 PM
Amazon has discounted another of my eBooks. Last week, they dropped the price of The Scrubs to 99cents. This time, they’ve cut the price of Dragged into Darkness to $1.59.

Description:
Dragged into Darkness is collection of Twilight Zone-esque stories. The world is a dark place, even in daylight. The book features tales from the subtle to the extreme. The characters are ordinary people ripped from their daily routines thrust into a dark world and their lives will never be the same. In The Eye of the Beholder, Dr. Gareth Troy empathizes with his tortured patients' disfigurements a little too much. For Grace in Purely Cosmetic, reaching her target weight is all that matters. In Acceptable Losses, Captain John Clelland has struck the worst of bargains for the lives of allied soldiers. In Runway Three-Seven, a pilot is forced to land his crippled aircraft on a runway that can't possibly exist.

Acceptable Losses from the book was adapted into an audio book and can be downloaded for free at http://pseudopod.org/2010/04/22/next-episode-eta/

I hope people will check the book out.

Scott Nicholson
06-10-2010, 03:46 PM
Congrats, Simon, being "slashed" has never felt so good!

Scott

Simon Wood
07-20-2010, 01:47 PM
Dragged into Darkness is in the Spotlight today. Enjoy!

http://www.theindiespotlight.com/?p=2108

WT Sharpe
07-20-2010, 06:49 PM
The stories in Dragged into Darkness make for highly entertaining reading. I highly recommended it for anyone who enjoys a walk on the dark side. Rod Sterling would have approved!

Simon Wood
03-29-2011, 03:17 PM
The audio version of my short story, Acceptable Losses, did take best story of 2010 in Psuedopod's Listener's Poll. It originally appeared in Dragged in Darkness and keeps getting reprinted. It's probably my most successful short story.