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Cyber Monday Pfeiffer Store

Welcome to KarlPfeiffer.com’s Cyber Monday hotspot! If you remember from last year, I tend to run Cyber Monday deals for a couple of weeks to give you plenty of time to pick them up for yourself. This year’s special is making autographed copies dirt cheap as well as introducing some new products that won’t be widely available until later in 2014. (Digital copies of my work are always cheap. Just boogie over to Amazon.com and search for me. They’re only a buck right now).

So grab yourself some Egg Nog, kick back, scroll the post here, click the pictures of the items you’d like, and they’ll take you to a nice PayPal page to place your order.

Disclaimers:

1. I want to note first that you pay for shipping on each item individually. It’s five dollars each (except the posters, those are three). The two-book special is considered a single item, and though I may have to ship both individually, you only pay for it as one item. So browse smart. 

2. Also, if you’d like your book made out to someone specifically, please leave that information where prompted, in a special message to me with that information. Otherwise you’ll just get a note and my vandalism. 

3. Be sure to leave your shipping information! I don’t want to have to track you down all over the interwebz.

4. I can’t guarantee any orders arrivals before Christmas, but I can guarantee that I’ll try my damndest. Shipping is often fast, and I’ll be sure to rush the shipments on the back end. But we are only three weeks out, so be sure to place your order as quickly as you can on your end too.

Autographed Books:

An autographed copy of my first novel, Hallowtide: a 500-page psychological thriller with heavy mystical overtones, following one man’s descent into Hell. I’ve knocked off 25%, so this guy is going for 15$ plus shipping. 
Hallowtide-3D-Book-2An autographed copy of my second book, Into A Sky Below, Forever. Blending short work of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry, this book explores the boundaries between what’s real and what’s artifice, as well as studying cycles and the way life comes back around as we’re born, grow up, fall in love, fall out of love, have babies, die, and are born again. Same as Hallowtide, this guy is also at 15$ plus shipping.

Into-a-Sky-Below-3D-2The third and final book package is the two book special. You get a copy of both Hallowtide as well as Into a Sky Below, Forever, with even more money knocked off for buying them both. Where normally they run $40.00 before shipping, you can buy both these babies for $25.00 plus shipping.

2-Book-Deal11×17 Posters

These are 11×17 poster prints that I used to promote Hallowtide and Into a Sky Below. The first is the iconic Hell-O’Lantern cover of the first novel. The second is the Pig-Man print of the entity witnessed at the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado, as explored in Into a Sky Below. 

Each poster is five dollars, and come signed. If you do not want vandalism, leave a message with the paypal payment.

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Pig-Man-ColorAnd if you’d like both posters, they’re discounted to only be $8.00 with additional shipping.

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Photography Prints

And finally, last but not least is our bigger ticket item. I’m starting to segue into selling photo prints, and I wanted to get something up early before Christmas for you guys. I’m selling two different prints of the Chapel on the Rock in Allenspark, Colorado, which survived a fire in 2011 and a mudslide in September of 2013. It now sits above a desolated site. The imagery still moves me, religious or otherwise, and these are two of my most favorite photos I’ve ever taken.

I’m selling two different prints of the Blasted Church series, one in black and white and the other in color, taken the day before. Each will be 15×10 and will cost $40.00 plus $5.00 in shipping. Because of print speeds, there will be about a week delay in shipping, so if you’re interested in receiving either of these prints for Christmas, be sure to place the order as soon as possible, and I’ll do everything I can for you on this end.

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As always, I’m not a big business and I don’t sell to so many people that I can’t speak to you one on one. So if you have any questions or concerns about the products or the shipping, do please drop me a line through Facebook, my website, or email — or even in the comments down below if it’s general enough.

Thank you for browsing, I do hope you can support a starving artist by picking something up, but I appreciate your time regardless! Happy Holidays to you and yours,

-K.

www.KarlPfeiffer.com

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Into a Sky Below, Forever Official Release Day!

Sky-Below-1The day has officially arrived! My second book, Into a Sky Below, Forever arrives at stores across the web today.

Here’s the cover description:

Moving. Disturbing. In Denver, a young woman grows up terrorized by something massive and unnatural that watches her while she sleeps. In west Texas, a boy’s world unravels as his brother relates an encounter with a strange figure in the woods. Struggling with insomnia and depression, a man named Mitch begins speaking to a creature of folklore in the trees behind his house. And along the plains of the Rocky Mountains, two college students discover a house that should not exist.

These stories and more make up Karl Pfeiffer’s first collection following his debut novel, Hallowtide. Ranging from fiction to non-fiction, from the poetic to the profane, Into a Sky Below, Forever examines the thin places, where the wild leaks into the refined, the supernatural bleeds into the physical, reality blends with fiction, and where the only things left holding the world together are the things that truly matter the most.

This is a book about birth and rebirth: it’s a study of cycles, sex, and ouroboric processes; it’s an examination of the ways we grow up, grow strong, grow together, and grow apart; an autopsy of the ways we love and rage and reproduce and repeat again.

As always, it’s about finding light amidst the darkness.

On Twitter, three weeks ago, I posted a call to arms for my followers to buy the book today, Monday, if at all possible. With the lack of a presale option for indie-published authors, we’re immediately put at a severe disadvantage compared to the traditional approach, despite all Amazon does to support indies. The only reason pre-sales are well-loved is because they take three month’s worth of early sales and put them through on the same day, shot-gunning a book to rapid-seller, and most-popular lists in an instant.

So I ask that, if you are interested in this book at all, if you might buy it one day, you drop $.99 on a Kindle copy today. Hell, even if you don’t have a Kindle, support the book! It’s the price of a coffee size-upgrade.

But if Kindle’s not your thing, there are other places to pick the book up too. There are sites that will be carrying the book, but because of various approval processes, this could be the difference of hours or days. However, each format is available somewhere on the web. I’ll list them below as they stand now, on the release-day morning.

Kindle is available on Amazon. (The hard copy will be there whenever Amazon’s robots decide they should push their button)

The hard copy is available right now through the Createspace e-store. (in the interest of full disclosure, shipping is kinda expensive on this option, for whatever reason).

Nook is available through Barnes and Noble.

The iTunes epub file may not be going up on the iTunes Store at all (because iTunes is the biggest nightmare to work with in the world), but you can download the epub file from Smashwords. (Or you can download the Nook file, and it should look and function the same).

I’ll keep you updated as to when Amazon starts pushing the hard copy.

Otherwise… buy, read, and I do so hope you enjoy it.

-Karl

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FREE PDF of HALLOWTIDE

I self-published my first novel, Hallowtide, this past October. It’s March now and I want to give it away for free. I put seven years into this book, writing revision after revision, enlisted the help of a number of brilliant editors, and worked on the book’s design for six months before its publication. There’s always errors and more to fix, but I wouldn’t release something I’m not proud of, and there’s nothing I’ve done yet in life that I’m more proud of than this novel.

To go to a free PDF of the novel Hallowtide, go ahead and click this link: Hallowtide Free PDF

or click the photo below.

A self-published debut novel is a hard sell. I get that. There’s a lot of crap out there. I also get that free is the way of the future. It’s more important to me to have my work spread first, and trust that it’s good enough to help support me later. Writing is one of my two greatest passions, and it’s the dream to be able to support myself financially while working on the next project.

The only thing I ask in return is your time to read it and chew on it a bit and, if you feel so moved, to maybe toss a review on amazon to help generate more interest. Of course, digital and hard copies are also available through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iTunes if you’d like something fancier.

Thanks all! I hope it moves you the way it has moved me for the past seven years.

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Hallowtide is the story of one young man and a journey to Hell. Thought he can’t remember it, Will Andrews was a victim of a high school shooting in 2001. They found Will, bleeding out beside the gunman, pistol in his hand, apparently having saved what could have been hundreds of lives. Now, five years later, he’s crippled by nightmares of Hell.

These nightmares, his therapist  believes, are likely one half of himself desperately trying to communicate with the other. But the deeper Will digs at both the dreams and the shooting, the more the lines between reality and fiction are blurred, and he finds himself in a place where nightmare bleeds into memory, the spiritual leaks into the physical, and the world as he knows it threatens to dissolve entirely. 

Both heart-wrenchingly beautiful, and deeply harrowing, Hallowtide combines Jungian theory with echoes of classic descent narratives, deconstructing western philosophy, depression, religion, and the 21st century sense of the self, while following one young man’s fall into Stygian wasteland and the journey that will change him forever. 

Again, you can click the graphic above to read the free PDF,

You can always find more at HallowtideNovel.com

And you can always find me at www.KarlPfeiffer.com and on twitter @KarlPfeiffer

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