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sorThings are starting to get serious, people. Behind door number twelve, we have another free ebook for you to download from Amazon… Only, this time it ain’t a short story or a novelette I’m offering. It’s only a flipping FULL LENGTH FREE NOVEL. To get your hands on a copy of The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters please follow this link. The free promo runs from today – 12th December – until 16th December.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Roll up, roll up for the magical mystery tour of the museum of sleep, a place where your dreams can stand up and walk, just the same as your nightmares.

From the bloodied pen of the author AJ Kirby comes The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters, a novel of startling originality, wit, and imagination.

Charlie Prince and his father are looking for a little adventure at the weekend. They want to escape their real-world problems for a few hours. But they get a lot more than they bargained for when they visit the new museum in town. For here the exhibits are much more monstrous than the ones they face at home.

Soon Charlie discovers they are trapped inside the museum, and they are not alone. Monsters lurk in the dark corners, twitching to hunt them down. A trio of bears thunder after them in a frenzied pursuit. A mischievous not-quite-white rabbit promises to help them but ends up luring them into his lair.

And behind them all, the sinister puppet-master Howard Cunliffe lies in wait, eager to trap Charlie inside forever.

Channelling Lewis Carroll, Edgar Allan Poe and Stephen King, this subtly dark, surreal story will ensure you’ll sleep with the light on tonight.

This is a fantastic journey for readers aged 12 and upwards.

AJ Kirby is the author of the dark fiction novels ‘Sharkways’, ‘Paint this town Red’, and ‘Bully’. He is also the author of the novellas ‘The Haunting of Annie Nicol’, and ‘The Black Book’.

WHAT THEY’VE SAID ABOUT AJ KIRBY’S HORROR FICTION…
Alison Littlewood, author of The Unquiet House and A Cold Season, said: “I really enjoyed reading Bully… It’s also a good chiller and keeps you turning the pages…”

Deano C from Manchester said: “A well written book that deserves to be up there with Ramsay Campbell and James Herbert.”

Foxexile said: ” I will certainly read more by this writer and I would say to anyone looking for a good read in the horror genre to pick up this book.

Heather R said: “This was a great read, and one that reaches far beyond the niche of traditional horror.”

John Johnson of Leeds said: “wonderful story”.

N. Button said: “I’d certainly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys dark fiction.”

LovingKindle said: “This novel gripped me from the start to finish – from the explosive opening in Afghanistan to the grisly climax in Newton Mills. Breathtaking stuff!”

Anna Stephens said: “Bully is a very accomplished second novel for A J Kirby. There are flashes of brilliance in this well-crafted horror tale and a sure forewarning of some more excellent fiction from this talented new writer.”

Jonathan Woolley said: “anyone who has lived in any Yorkshire town in the seventies and eighties will feel something for this book; the hopelessness of the job situation reflects the darkness of and aftermath of Thatchers regime.”

Holly Stacey of Essex said: “A a gripping read with an end that makes you want to sleep with the lights on.”

Lauren G (UK) said: “The tone of the novel is excellent.”

Joseph Stanley of London said: “This book stands head and shoulders above its genre. To label is as merely horror writing is to do it a grave disservice- this is a highly accomplished work of psychological fiction. Kirby’s writing draws you in from the first line – on many occasions I felt an idea or thought was planted in the readers mind only to be brutally played out later on in the narrative. The writing is impassioned, visceral, and shockingly powerful. The dialogue in particular stands out for how convincing it is, which only makes the impact of the novel harder as it reaches a conclusion. Be warned though – this book is a darker, grittier and more disturbing read than you might expect. Kirby’s writing leaves an imprint that remains long after the book has been closed…highly recommended.”

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SLEEPOFREASONToday I’m continuing my madcap scheme to give away a free ebook every day for a month. Last week I offered you – no word of a lie – my novelette, The Policy of Truth, for absolutely freemans from 17th-21st March. This week, we’re upping the ante, bringing our A-Game, and offering you A FULL FREAKING NOVEL FOR FREE. Yeah, that’s right: a whole novel for absolutely nothing. El Zilcho. Squat-diddley. Nowt.

And the novel in question is my magic-realist text The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters.

You can download the book for FREE from here.

And you can find out more about the book here.

And here’s the full timetable of the free books this month:

The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters – free from 22nd-26th March

Ace Cameron and the Red Peril – free from 27th-31st March

Hangingstone – free from 1st-5th April

Bed Peace – free from 6th-10th April

The Gavel – free from 11th-15th April

Things Won’t Fix – free from 16th-20th April

SLEEPOFREASONIt’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… And here’s my gift to you, dear readers: a FREE copy of my 2015 novel The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters. That’s right. Free. From 15th to 19th December, you can download the ebook of this novel for absolutely zip. Squat-diddley.

In order to get your hands on a copy, please go here.

And to find out more about the book read this.

Otherwise, Merry Christmas, one and all!

SOR CoverIt’s competition time on the Halloween countdown today.  This is your chance to win a SIGNED, PAPERBACK COPY of my 2015 HORROR novel The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters

And all you have to do is answer the following question:

A.J. Kirby’s Bully is set in what fictional town? 

Please send your answers to: andy (at) andykirbythewriter.20m(dot) com, with SLEEP COMP marked in the subject line AND your name and address (as well as your answer) in the body of the email.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Roll up, roll up for the magical mystery tour of the museum of sleep, a place where your dreams can stand up and walk, just the same as your nightmares.

From the bloodied pen of the author AJ Kirby comes The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters, a novel of startling originality, wit, and imagination.

Charlie Prince and his father are looking for a little adventure at the weekend. They want to escape their real-world problems for a few hours. But they get a lot more than they bargained for when they visit the new museum in town. For here the exhibits are much more monstrous than the ones they face at home.

Soon Charlie discovers they are trapped inside the museum, and they are not alone. Monsters lurk in the dark corners, twitching to hunt them down. A trio of bears thunder after them in a frenzied pursuit. A mischievous not-quite-white rabbit promises to help them but ends up luring them into his lair.

And behind them all, the sinister puppet-master Howard Cunliffe lies in wait, eager to trap Charlie inside forever.

Channelling Lewis Carroll, Edgar Allan Poe and Stephen King, this subtly dark, surreal story will ensure you’ll sleep with the light on tonight.

SLEEPOFREASONFollowing on from my successful Hangingstone promotion, I’m now delighted to annouce that for a limited time only – from 20-24th August – my novel The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters is FREE. You can download your complimentary ebook here.

Roll up, roll up for the magical mystery tour of the museum of sleep, a place where your dreams can stand up and walk, just the same as your nightmares.

From the bloodied pen of the author AJ Kirby comes The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters, a novel of startling originality, wit, and imagination.

Charlie Prince and his father are looking for a little adventure at the weekend. They want to escape their real-world problems for a few hours. But they get a lot more than they bargained for when they visit the new museum in town. For here the exhibits are much more monstrous than the ones they face at home.

Soon Charlie discovers they are trapped inside the museum, and they are not alone. Monsters lurk in the dark corners, twitching to hunt them down. A trio of bears thunder after them in a frenzied pursuit. A mischievous not-quite-white rabbit promises to help them but ends up luring them into his lair.

And behind them all, the sinister puppet-master Howard Cunliffe lies in wait, eager to trap Charlie inside forever.

Channelling Lewis Carroll, Edgar Allan Poe and Stephen King, this subtly dark, surreal story will ensure you’ll sleep with the light on tonight.

SLEEPOFREASONMy all-new novel The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters is now available to purchase in eBook format.

To get your kindly hands on a copy, follow this link.

Here’s the write-up:

Roll up, roll up for the magical mystery tour of the museum of slRoll up, roll up for the magical mystery tour of the museum of sleep, a place where your dreams can stand up and walk, just the same as your nightmares.

From the bloodied pen of the author AJ Kirby comes The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters, a novel of startling originality, wit, and imagination.

Charlie Prince and his father are looking for a little adventure at the weekend. They want to escape their real-world problems for a few hours. But they get a lot more than they bargained for when they visit the new museum in town. For here the exhibits are much more monstrous than the ones they face at home.

Soon Charlie discovers they are trapped inside the museum, and they are not alone. Monsters lurk in the dark corners, twitching to hunt them down. A trio of bears thunder after them in a frenzied pursuit. A mischievous not-quite-white rabbit promises to help them but ends up luring them into his lair.

And behind them all, the sinister puppet-master Howard Cunliffe lies in wait, eager to trap Charlie inside forever.

Channelling Lewis Carroll, Edgar Allan Poe and Stephen King, this subtly dark, surreal story will ensure you’ll sleep with the light on tonight.

SOR CoverMy seventh novel The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters is available to pre-order as an eBook NOW. Simply follow this LINK to purchase.

Customers who have pre-ordered the book will receive the content on the release date, 02/13/2015: yeah that’s right folks, Friday 13th. Mwahahahahahahaaha.

Caution: watch out for the not-quite-white rabbit…