Friday, November 18, 2011

I don't want your money

I don't want your money. Not a single dime. Not right now anyway. But I would like your time. More importantly, I’d like to be a good steward of your time.

My debut horror novel The Congregation is out there and ready to devour. I hope it turns bestseller and moves more than a million. Even at the low $3.19 price point, I’d be a rich man.

But it’s more important to me at this juncture to know I’m delivering quality product to my readers. If you’re a fan of the scary, the gory, the grotesque, or the unknown, I’m sure you’ll love the book. If you’re not, then I’d still like to give you your Christmas present early along with a personal thank-you.

Subscribe to my blog by Dec. 1, 2011. I’ll send a coupon code you can then take to Smashwords. Use it to download my book free to the Nook, Kindle, iPad, or derivative thereof. It’s that simple.

Ultimately, I want an audience. A big one. But how’m I gonna do that without you?

One more thing: after you’re done, I’d be eternally grateful if you did two things for me. One, review it. Choose sites like and or write a review on your own blog. After that, tell your FB friends, Twitter followers, or, God forbid, people you actually see face-to-face.

(Technology abuse—me preacher, me choir.)

Now I've said all that, let me say this: my email address is aric dot mitchell at gmail dot com, and as long as you're not a spamming crap-face, I want you to abuse it. Send me links to your reviews. Talk shop with me about anything horror/writing/book and movie related. You WILL be hearing back from me. With close to 2,000 Twitter followers and more than 800 Facebook friends, it may be a week or two, but you’ll hear from me.

I may make my living with words, but, last I checked, my name wasn’t King or Koontz. Good writing doesn’t happen in a vacuum, and the only way I can deliver high quality horror to your eReaders book-after-book is by knowing what you like and what you don’t. So let's start a conversation.

If you’re just dying to give me money, The Congregation is now available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble directly. That’s where I’d like you to direct your friends. You can also get it on the iPad by using the Kindle or BN apps. Should be available on iBooks in another two weeks, but why wait?

And Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukah. Awesome time of year, friends!


  1. I haven't read a horror book in a long time (at some point I devoured everything by King and Koontz). :)
    I'd say I'm ready for another scary book-ride.

  2. Thanks, Ines! Check your email for coupon code! I really appreciate!

  3. I'd lov eto read it!! :-) And thank Scott Nicholson for sharing this with me!

  4. Your book sounds fascinating - I love a good horror read. I am now following you on Twitter; please follow me back and like me on Facebook at and I will like you back if you send me your page URL there. Thanks!

  5. I love horror. I'd love to read, and I'm a big fan of reviewing! My email is adrianaryansc at gmail dot com. :)


    P.S. - Love the cover.

  6. HI Aric, I came over from Twitter. I'd like the coupon code for your book. I am a new follower.

    I wrote a different type of horror story. My work of literary fiction, The Home Street Home Trilogy, takes the reader on a virtual journey into a real life horror - homelessness.
    You can see more about my trilogy here:

    We can help each other get our works out there.

  7. Hi Aric!

    Thanks for letting me know about your offer. I'd definitely pay to read your book, but if you are offering a coupon, I'll sure take that. It would be nice to get a holiday gift -- someday you'll get mine once I finish writing my breakout horror novel!

    My email address is

    Linda Woods

  8. Tried to subscribe to your posts, Aric. That feature is not working right.

    I like what you have to say.

  9. Hi Aric.
    I also had some problems subscribing to your blog, but I have joined the site as a follower because we're all in this together.
    Would love to read your book.

  10. Just finished Konrath and Crouch's STIRRED...holy cow...ready for another;)

    Thank you and I would love the code!

    Happy Holidays...may we all survive them.


  11. I love horror. The darker, the better. :) Please send me your coupon code. I'd love to read your book. Thanks.

    Lynnette Labelle

    lynnette_labelle at hotmail dot com

  12. Hi Lynnette,

    I just sent you the code via friendconnect message on Google, but if you don't get it, please shoot me an email to aric dot michell at gmail dot com. That service can be a little spotty sometimes! Same goes for any of you that haven't received the codes yet. I've sent them all, I promise (all 46 so far and counting :-)). Still, technology sometimes fails us. Just give me a shout at the email address if you're still waiting, or post something here in the comments. Thanks to everyone for stopping by, checking out the blog, and leaving your comments. This has been an exciting time for me, but it would be nothing without you all!


  13. Hi Aric,

    Today I subscribed to your blog. I'm looking forward to reading your novel and I'm sure to make the time to write you a review.

    I’m a fellow horror writer who at times also likes to write science fiction, although more fiction than science and always with a little horror thrown in. If you likewise want to sample my work let me know and I’ll send you a smashwords coupon. You can reach me on my twitter account adarosaria or through my website or my blog

    Success with your novel I hope you’ll sell well.


  14. Aric,

    I haven't received the code.

    Lynnette Labelle
    lynnette_labelle at hotmail dot com