Thursday, September 25, 2014

October sales!

To celebrate Halloween, I'm running several sales on my Haunted thrillers. This weekend you can get The Unseen for just $1.99.  This spooky thriller is based on the real life, world-famous Rhine parapsychology experiments that took place at Duke University in the 1960’s.

The sale will go on with the price slowly rising for a week, then I'll be announcing sales for more books. At various times during the month of October you’ll be able to pick up The Harrowing,  The Price, The Space Between and Book of Shadows for Kindle, at prices ranging from just 99 cents to $2.99.   

 Amazon US -  $1.99.

After experiencing a precognitive dream that shatters her engagement and changes her life forever, young California psychology professor Laurel MacDonald decides to get a fresh start by taking a job at Duke University in North Carolina. She soon becomes obsessed with the long-buried files from the world-famous Rhine parapsychology experiments, which attempted to prove if ESP really exists.
Laurel reluctantly teams up with charismatic rival professor Ian Brady and the two 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.

"Sokoloff keeps her story enticingly ambiguous, never clarifying until the climax whether the unfolding weirdness might be the result of the investigators' psychic sensitivities or the mischievous handiwork of a human villain."
-- Publisher's Weekly

"Sokoloff shines, and deserves kudos for her crisp, direct style, excellent characterization, and for weaving the real life history of the Duke Rhine lab into her own fictional landscape."
-- Horrorworld

"This spine-tingling story has every indication of becoming a horror classic... a chillingly dark look into the unknown."
-- Romantic Times Book Reviews, 4 ½ stars


October is also the month I do my annual Nanowrimo prep series on my ScreenwritingTricks for Authors blog.     

For the authors and aspiring authors who are contemplating participating in the divine madness that is National Novel Writing Month (in November), I always do a brainstorming and story structure review series in October, and continue throughout November with prompts and encouragement, based on my Screenwriting Tricks for Authors workbooks and workshops.

Because if you’re going to put a month aside to write 50,000 words, doesn’t it make a little more sense to have worked out the outline, or at least an overall roadmap, before November 1? I am pretty sure that far more writing, and far more professional writing, would get done in November if Wrimos took the month of October to really think out some things about their story and characters, and where the whole book is going. It doesn’t have to be the full-tilt-every-day frenzy that November will be, but even a half hour per day in October, even fifteen minutes a day, thinking about what you really want to be writing - would do your potential novel worlds of good. 

Of course you can start work now with either of the Screenwriting Tricks for Authors workbooks - $2.99 and $3.99.

Amazon US

Amazon UK

Amaxon DE

Amazon FR

Amazon ES

Amazon IT

Smashwords (includes online viewing and pdf file)

Amazon US

Barnes & Noble/Nook

Amazon UK

Amazon DE

Monday, September 15, 2014

Alex at Bloody Scotland Crime Writing Festival this weekend

I'm excited to be appearing at the Bloody Scotland Crime Writing Festival this weekend - very dramatic timing, since the festival begins the day after the vote on Scottish independence! 

I'll be appearing on a panel on crossing the supernatural with crime fiction, doing the usual book signings, hosting a table at the Staurday night banquet,, and moderating a panel on indie publishing, UK style. If you're in the neighborhood, hope you'll stop by. 

Move about the Festival 
Buy tickets by phone: 01786 27 4000

Monday, September 1, 2014

HAUNTED boxed set on sale this week

There's a Kindle Countdown sale going on of HAUNTED, the boxed set of three of my supernatural thrillers. Today just 99c!

Amazon US

The boxed set contains the full novels The Harrowing (a Bram Stoker and Anthony Award nominee for Best First Novel), The Unseen, and Book of Shadows. The set is normally sold for $5.99. This week you can get it for 99 cents if you act today, $1.99 if you buy it tomorrow, $2.99 if you wait two days (you get the drift!) 

All three books were originally published by St. Martin’s Press and are available separately in both print and e-book form.

More about the set:

“Some of the most original and freshly unnerving work in the genre.” 
The New York Times Book Review

Sokoloff does exhaustive research and writes hauntings and paranormal experiences the way they are actually reported to occur in real life. The Harrowing, Sokoloff’s 2006 debut novel, is based on her own real-life teenage brush with a poltergeist while attending a high school that was rumored to be haunted by a girl who died the night of her prom in the 1920’s. The Unseen (2009) was inspired by the world-famous ESP experiments conducted by Dr. J.B. Rhine in the Duke University parapsychology lab from the 1920s to the 1960s. The haunted mansion in The Unseen is based a real writers’ retreat in central North Carolina where Sokoloff lived for a week with a group of mystery author friends. Book of Shadows (2010) was drawn from Sokoloff’s own experience with the “Calling of the Corners” witchcraft ceremony.

In addition to her meticulous research, Sokoloff’s experience as a Hollywood screenwriter of horror films enables her to take readers on a non-stop thrill ride. The HAUNTED boxed set brings three of her acclaimed thrillers together in one low-priced e-book set available now for download.