Thursday, February 4, 2016

For Elise is now available!


     Almost four months after I'd first planned to release it, For Elise is finally available! Yay!

The aspiring author bought the "haunted" house to stoke his morbid imagination.
Unfortunately, the house is having none of it.

a novelette, roughly 12,500 words


(You can also take a look my pinterest inspiration board here, which I've just made public)

You can find For Elise on Kindle for $0.99


BUT ALSO...

     I'm also going to give away a free ebook copy! To enter, just leave a comment on the following topic:

     The idea for For Elise was sparked by some of the first lines in "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" by Edgar Allan Poe. What is your opinion on Edgar Allan Poe? Have you read any of his short stories or poems?

The drawing will be open until February 12, 2016.

15 comments:

Melody said...

The only Edgar Allen Poe thing I've read was for school and I don't remember liking it much at all... I don't even remember what it was though! And the other thing I can think of is that in the new editions of Authors, Poe is the one who replaced Jane Austen and that is just awful. :P

BUT I am still very interested in your story. :D

Ashley said...

Cool!!! Ummm Edgar Allan Poe was sort of weird, but the three pieces I've read by him (The Raven, The Tell-Tale Heart, and The Pit and The Pendulum) were geniusly spooky and wonderful yet creepy! He certainly knew how to use words.
His name is cool cuz Edgar Allan Poe DAMMERON. And I heard that he died of rabies or blood poisoning or they didn't really know. And I heard that his death certificate was gone. Soooo he could maybe still be alive. *dun dun DUN* But those were rumors I heard from random places. (That was really random...) Anyway, congratulations!! I can't wait to read it! (And the title's awesome too!)

Tabitha E. said...

I have read some of Poe's short stories, Premature Burial was one of them.
I kind of liked the house of seven gables better as far of spooky stories go.

However your novelette sounds really interesting, and I liked what I saw on your board. I enjoyed Wuvler's Rose and would like to read some more of your work

Lois Johnson said...

I have just read Poe's The Pit and and the Pendulum and that was years ago so I scarcely remember it. I think I thought it was very odd but not bad. I'd really like to read more Poe sometime in the future now that I'm older and to experience some of his other works.

Morgan Huneke said...

I read one Poe story as a rhetoric assignment. Something about people being sealed into a grave, I think. I didn't really get it. I've heard The Tell-Tale Heart a few times when Glenn Beck plays it on the radio for Halloween. It's super creepy, but intriguing at the same time. Never inspired me to seek out more Poe, though.

Heidi said...

I just checked out your Pinterest board and it's most intriguing! Also, I haven't read any Poe, but I was going to ask before. . . is your title a play on/direct translation of Beethoven's Fur Elise??

Hayden said...

Sort of ;) Beethoven is mentioned, but the song itself doesn't really have anything to do with the story.

Olivia K. R. Fisher said...

So exciting that FOR ELISE is finally available!! :D

I've read a little bit of Edgar Allan Poe, mainly for classes (the story I remember most is THE TELL-TALE HEART). I find his writing style very poetic (it reminds me of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, a little bit), in a way, but his stories are terrifying! :)

Riley Pleasants said...

I read some Poe (sadly I don't remember which ones aside from The Raven) for school a while back and I really enjoyed it! It's just spooky enough to be fun, without being totally freaky.
Why is a raven like a writing desk? ;)

Savannah Perran said...

I'm really excited that you released a new book Hayden, I loved The Wulver's Rose and this novelette sounds very good!
I've never read anything by Edgar Allan Poe ... unless I have and I simply forgot it ... I'm good at forgetting :D.

Naomi Bennet said...

Yay! I'd love to win an e-book. :-)
I've never read anything by Edgar Allan Poe - oh no, I've read 'The Raven.' I read it because Caroline Ingalls read it in one of the Little House (Caroline Series) books. :-D It's a good poem, for a poem. (I'm not a huge lover of poems.)

Ana @ Butterflies of the Imagination said...

Ooh, I would love to win For Elise. I loved reading A Wulver's Rose and I'm excited to read another story by you, Hayden. I'm kind of torn on my opinions about Edgar Allen Poe. First of all, I have to say that the quality of his poems is top notch. There's an obvious musicality to all of his poems and I don't know how he does it. That said, I'm really not a fan of how morbid his stories are. It's just not my thing... And it doesn't help that I often leave English homework to late at night since it takes less brainpower for me than math or science. Reading Poe stories late at night when the rest of the house is asleep is just not fun.

Lucy Amanda said...

I have read some of EAP's short stories, such as 'The Tell Tale Heart'. I don't really read a lot of him though, as I always get freaked out. We have a copy of his short horror stories and that book has the creepiest cover and pictures ever! But although hi stories scare me, I think he is a brilliant writer!

Also, I'm sure you have been told this a million times, but you have a wonderful blog!

~Lucy Amanda

Elisabeth Grace Foley said...

Count me in! I've read a few of Poe's mystery stories...I can't say his style really grabbed me, but it was interesting seeing his influence on the detective-story genre. Read some bits of his poetry too, but not enough yet to have a clear opinion on it.

Hamlette said...

I quite like Edgar Allen Poe's stories, especially The Purloined Letter, The Cask of Amantillado, and The Masque of the Red Death. I think he was an incredibly talented writer and very tragic, unbalanced person.

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