Oh, you thought I meant FREE. Well, what I meant was LIBERATED, but all right, today (Wednesday) and tomorrow (Thursday) you can also download The Harrowing for free here.
But I can't tell you how excited I am to have these rights back. The absolute worst thing about being a screenwriter was having studios and production companies hold my original scripts hostage - it's like the physical pain of having a loved one imprisoned, and knowing there's nothing you can do about it. I've contemplated murder more often than I like to think.
It's the same with book rights. That really is a post of its own, one that I need to do here, because these days it's critical that authors think clearly before they sign away their rights, especially e book rights. In the exhilaration of being offered a contract, it's far, far too easy to just say yes to whatever a publisher is proposing.
A mistake you may well regret for longer than you ever want to think.
But we'll talk about that in depth some other time. Today, I'm celebrating Liberation Day.
So tell me - DO you pay $11.99 for e books from your favorite authors? Because myself, at that price I will just pay $26 for a hardcover.
Now available on Kindle, Nook & Smashwords, $2.99!
As she teams up with another charismatic professor, they soon uncover disturbing reports, including a mysterious case of a house supposedly haunted by a poltergeist, investigated by another research team in 1965. The two professors and two exceptionally gifted Duke students move into the grand, abandoned mansion to replicate the investigation, unaware that the entire original team ended up insane... or dead.
Inspired by the real-life paranormal studies conducted by the world-famous Rhine parapsychology lab at Duke University.
$ 2.99 US, €2.99 Europe. Also available in Amazon's lending library.Click to download:
Smashwords (multiple formats, inc. e pub)
Amazon UK (paperback/e book from Little Brown)
"Destined to become a horror classic." - Romantic Times Book Review
"Gave this reviewer a bad night's sleep - what more could you ask of a horror novel?" - SFX
The partners make a quick arrest when all evidence points to another student, a troubled musician in a Goth band who was either dating or stalking the murdered girl. But Garrett's case is turned upside down when beautiful, mysterious Tanith Cabarrus, a practicing witch from nearby Salem, walks into the homicide bureau and insists that the real perpetrator is still at large. Tanith claims to have had psychic visions that the killer has ritually sacrificed other teenagers in his attempts to summon a powerful, ancient demon.
All Garrett's beliefs about the nature of reality will be tested as he is forced to team up with a woman he is fiercely attracted to but cannot trust, in a race to uncover a psychotic killer before he strikes again.
$ 2.99 US, £2.14 and €2.99 in UK/Europe. Also available in Amazon's lending library.Click to download:
Smashwords (multiple e formats, inc. e pub)
"A wonderfully dark thriller with amazing is-it-isn't-it suspense all the way to the end. Highly recommended." - Lee Child
"Sokoloff successfully melds a classic murder-mystery/whodunit with supernatural occult undertones." - Library Journal
"Compelling, frightening and exceptionally well-written, Book of Shadows is destined to become another hit for acclaimed horror and suspense writer Sokoloff. The incredibly tense plot and mysterious characters will keep readers up late at night, jumping at every sound, and turning the pages until they've devoured the book." - Romantic Times Book Reviews, 4 1/2 stars
$3.99 on Kindle
As a massive storm dumps rain on the isolated campus, four other lonely students reveal themselves: Patrick, a handsome jock; Lisa, a manipulative tease; Cain, a brooding musician; and finally Martin, a scholarly eccentric. Each has forsaken a long weekend at home for their own secret reasons.
The five unlikely companions establish a tentative rapport, but they soon become aware of a sixth presence disturbing the ominous silence that pervades the building. Are they victims of a simple college prank taken way too far, or is the unusual energy evidence of something genuine - and intent on using the five students for its own terrifying ends? It's only Thursday afternoon, and they have three long days and dark nights before the rest of the world returns to find out what's become of them. But for now it's just the darkness keeping company with five students nobody wants -- and no one will miss.
Nominated for the Bram Stoker Award (horror) and Anthony Award (mystery) for Best First Novel.
“Absolutely gripping...It is easy to imagine this as a film. Once started, you won’t want to stop reading.”
“Poltergeist meets The Breakfast Club as five college students tangle with an ancient evil presence. Plenty of sexual tension... quick pace and engaging plot.”
“The Harrowing is a real page-turner, a first novel of unusual promise.”
-- Ira Levin, author of Rosemary's Baby
Also available in Amazon's lending library.Click to download:
Amazon UK (paperback/e book from Little, Brown, NOT free)