The 3rd Filipino ReaderCon is just around the corner now – it will be held on Nov. 9 in Ateneo de Manila University’s Rizal Library. I will be on the Authors as Readers panel, where authors talk about what they love to read.
Halloween, too, is just around the corner (as well as my birthday), and I love to read horror, so as a treat to fellow horror fans and readers, I’m making my book of dark fiction, Unseen Moon, available for free on Smashwords.
All you need to do is create a Smashwords account, and enter the coupon code prior to completing your checkout.
Promotional price: $0.00
Coupon Code: WC73X
Expires: October 31, 2013
Ghosts in a mansion. A home invasion. A group of friends haunted by a murder. An unlikely friendship, a dead body in an abandoned house.
Unseen Moon (ebook edition) collects four suspenseful stories by award-winning author Eliza Victoria.
“If you want to get to know Eliza’s works but you’re not a huge fan of anything that is out of the normal world, then Unseen Moon might be the right Eliza book for you. If you’ve read Eliza’s other works and you want more, then you won’t want to miss this one.”
– Tina Matanguihan, book reviewer
“There’s always something about Victoria’s short stories that make my little brain cells applaud (or so I imagine): sometimes it’s the pure whimsy of her fantasy worlds; sometimes it’s the ingenuity of the plots and twists. For this anthology, it’s the audacity with which she writes about difficult issues like suicide, murder, and incest, as well as her ability to capture a person’s deepest hopes and fears and put them into words.”
– Meann Ortiz, GMA News Online
“… there’s no question that Eliza Victoria is a master.“
– Krysty Choi, book reviewer
“This most recent work of Eliza Victoria involves beautifully woven stories of horror, insanity, and juvenile crimes. I am not exactly a fan of dark and scary novels but I found myself enjoying Victoria’s book. It was wicked and creepy. Reading this book was a new experience for me because I’d never before come across a Filipino book that touches on the sensitive themes of juvenile crime, gender, and sex.”
– Tricia Gervacio, Mangojuiced.com
“Best read in old ancestral homes, or under the sheets with a flashlight.”
– Katha Magazine (Issue 01)
“While I was prepared to be scared out of my wits, thanks to the feedback from book club friends, I was still, well, scared out of my wits.”
Unseen Moon on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17852984-unseen-moon
Please take note that 1) the coupon code expires on October 31st and 2) this sale applies to the ebook version only, which contains four stories.
The fifth story, a novella called The Viewless Dark (nominated for Best Novel in English for the Filipino Readers’ Choice Awards), is available as an ebook via Flipside Publishing through these markets:
The paperback version, which contains all five stories, remains available from Books on Demand Philippines at PhP 450 per copy. Who knows, you might decide to get a tangible copy (which I will sign before shipping) if you enjoy the ebook. Email me if you want to order one.
I have, of course, other titles available. Feel free to look around.
Happy scary reading.