Friday, January 20, 2012

Lame Castle: Today's Free App, Plus BOTD: Loss

Today's book of the day comes to us from up-and-coming horror writer Glen Krisch, who already has a few novels and novellas to his credit, all of them highly rated. What interests me about Loss in particular--other than that very intriguing cover--is that it takes something very relatable (the loss of a loved one) and turns it into the engine that drives the story. No monster that really makes no sense, we have probably all imagined that someone who's passed on is still watching us. If you know what I'm talking about, you may want to pick up Loss!

Name: Loss, a novella of psychological horror
Rating: 5.0 stars over 5 reviews
Price: 1.99
Description: After Angie Chandler's husband dies in a car crash in which she was driving, her life comes undone. Though her soul mate is gone, her memories of Paul linger as she tries to recover at their secluded wooded estate. Ostracized from Paul's family--the only family she has really known--Angie's life spirals down a dark path of alcohol and pills. In the blur of constant self-medication, Angie is in no position to know what is happening to her.

Is Paul haunting her?

Has she gone mad?

Or is there another possibility, something far worse?

Reviews: "Rarely do I say that I could not put a book/novella down, but in this case it is true. This story was fast paced, the characters were very likeable and I could feel the ache of the main character as if it were my own. I could also feel her confusion and sadness at what had become of her life. The author brings this story alive and carries you along with it to the conclusion. It will be your loss if you pass this one by."

Get your copy of Loss, a novella of psychological horror now!

Now this game just has fun written all over it. Grab your lance and your toy horse and get out there smashing castles! Although the first line of the description parodies Jane Austen (why??), maybe they should've riffed on Don Quixote because you can get out there and do some literal tilting at windmills!

Title: Lame Castle
Rating: 4.1 stars over 23 reviews
Price: 0.00
Description: It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a knight in possession of a toy horse must smash a bunch of lame-o castles.

Lame Castle is a fast-paced dash-and-run game with a lighthearted medieval theme. Mount your steed, grab your helmet, and dash and jump through tons of danger-strewn levels.

Gallop through 24 levels filled with deadly pits and obnoxious boulders. Try unique bonus objectives for each level, and shoot for a high score. At the end of each level, smash the lame castle of Wizzy the evil wizard, and garner the adoration of a generic pink princess.

Get your free copy of Lame Castle!

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