Sunday, January 26, 2014

Bestseller on sale


For 99 cents grab the bestseller readers are comparing to the best of Bentley Little: 

THE PEN NAME 
by David Jacob Knight 
(Jacob Kier and D.L. Snell)

Last time, the book skyrocketed to #5 in Kindle Horror! 

On sale till 1/28/14.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

THE PEN NAME sale!

THE PEN NAME is 50% off on Kindle and Nook through Friday! Pick up the Kindle edition for $2.99 and you can add the audiobook for just $1.99 more.


"Genuinely scary... fans of Bentley Little will LOVE it!"


"The Pen Name is an interesting, thrilling and horrifying take on writing with a co-author... the writing is crisp and taut, and filled with the stuff of very scary nightmares."


"This is a sharp and extremely tense thriller. The authors are merciless with their main character, throwing him into situations that quickly ratchet out of control. There's something extremely compelling, yet utterly uncomfortable about watching Ben's life fall apart.... I think they [the authors] would make Bentley Little and Stephen King proud!"

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Final BREAKING BAD theory

With pictures.

As shown most dramatically in "Granite State," Walt wants all that he's done to actually mean something. I'm almost certain the machine gun is for the Nazis. Not sure who the ricin is for--Lydia? Jesse? WALT JR's PANCAKES?!--but I'm fairly certain the climax of the show will center in some way around the conflict between Jesse and Walt. I'm not sure how that will all shake out, but... that still leaves the falling action and the resolution... and an important loose end.

The blood money.



Both Walt and Jesse's money has been a huge device this season in nearly every episode--getting rid of the money, hiding the money, trying to save the money, sleeping on the money...



... losing most of it to the Nazis, and trying to put what's left of the money to real use. I don't think it's any coincidence the first of the final 8 episodes is titled "Blood Money"--a concept that stretches back to this little thing called weregild. Basically there is a physical value to every human life, so if you kill someone, or hurt someone, you have to pay restitution.

By the weregild concept, Walt should pay back all those that he's hurt. He desperately wants to. But since his family refuses the money... who's left? All those poor faces of meth, right?



The show hasn't focused on this much, if at all, but Walt is contributing to the destruction of hundreds of thousands of lives. Not until Eliot and Gretchen set up the meth recovery program, that is. Only then does the show imply the full scope of Walt's metastasis.

So what if Heisenberg successfully reclaims his millions from the Nazis... and then donates it all to that meth fund Eliot and Gretchen set up? You know, to show them up and prove he's done something truly great with his life? And kinda sorta atone? It's not like using the money as charity hasn't been foreshadowed...

Okay, so how does he donate it, you might say. Well first, he's got to turn himself in to the DEA. And maybe he cuts a deal: "I'll tell you where the money is, IF..." Drug money has been donated to anti-drug causes before--there's real-life precedence for this. And what better way for the world to...



It'd be all over the news!!!

So, you might ask, are you saying Walt goes to prison then? Not necessarily. Because I lied. The FIRST thing he does isn't turn himself in to the DEA. The FIRST thing he does is... INGEST THIS.



Three days later, the end.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

The Pen Name, by David Jacob Knight


 Grab a copy of the new supernatural thriller readers are calling fascinating, brilliant, claustrophobic, and nail-biting!

"A fascinating thriller. It's the book I wish I had written."
--Joe McKinney, Bram Stoker Award-winning author  

"A writer's dream becomes his worst nightmare ... THE PEN NAME is a sadistic thriller with a slow-burning fuse."
--Craig DiLouie, author of THE KILLING FLOOR

 Head over to the DJK blog for an interview with the Audible narrator and to enter the Goodreads Giveaway. You could win a signed copy of THE PEN NAME!

Learn more at davidjacobknight.com.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Friday the 13th Savings on Permuted Titles


Promotion begins September 13th and ends the 15th at Midnight.

Friday the 13th means GOOD luck for readers of horror and post-apocalyptic, dystopian and survival fiction. Nearly every title in Permuted Press's catalog is on sale this weekend, and most are less than a buck per book. Stock up while the thrills are cheap all weekend at Amazon! http://amzn.to/17Q6zaO

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

PEN NAME Giveaway

Packedshelf.com is holding a giveaway for a FREE paperback, THE PEN NAME by David Jacob Knight. 

“A fascinating thriller... I loved it....”
—Joe McKinney



THE PEN NAME pits a first-time novelist against an evil bestseller. Out in all formats Sept. 24.