I'm really excited to have this
Children run through the halls of the building, giggling and knocking on doors. Their excited energy has rubbed off on everyone, including you. Good thing too, because the elevator is packed, and you have to walk up the stairs to get to your friend's apartment for her Halloween party. Oh, did I mention your costume looks awesome!
As you're climbing the stairs, you stop on the landing of the 13th Floor. How had you never noticed there was a 13th floor before? You feel a chill as the door swings open. No kids skip down this corridor, but the jack-o-lanterns decorating the hall tell you people are home. Feeling the Halloween spirit, you decide it might be fun to go trick-or-treating. Okay, maybe you're a little too old, but it could be fun if you knocked on just one door.
But which one? There are six apartments.
- 1301 has a wicked looking pumpkin with devil horns.
- 1302's jack-o-lantern is painted to look like a wolf.
- 1303's is green with a tail. Is that a mini lance sticking through it?
- 1304's door is elegantly decorated and the pumpkin is uncarved.
- 1305's jack-o-lantern is blinking. Wait... not the pumpkin. Is there an animal hiding in it?
- 1306 has a pumpkin with long fangs.
Whose door do you knock on and why? If you'd like, tell us what you think might happen when whoever lives there opens the door.
Have fun! Lee will choose the response she likes best, and that person will receive a free digital copy of the 13th Floor Collection.
I'm already scared, but scare me some more and you'll win that free copy of Christine's book! And here's a brief glimpse of what you're in for come October 13 when it's released.
Living in a haunted apartment building
On a floor that doesn't exist.
Six novellas telling their tales.
A retired demon acquires a price on his head.
A werewolf is hunted by her pack.
A modern day dragonslayer misses his target.
A harpy challenges Zeus for the soul of the man she loves.
A vampire is obsessed with a young woman he can't find.
A banshee falls in love with someone who's death she has seen in a vision.
And a sweet ghost must battle a primal monster to save them all.
All the stories take place at the same time intertwining their lives together on the 13th Floor.
*Includes “The Shadow,” a bonus short story.
About the Author
Christine Rains is a writer, blogger, and geek mom. She has four degrees which help nothing with motherhood, but make her a great Jeopardy player. When she's not writing or reading, she having adventures with her son or watching cheesy movies on Syfy Channel. She's a member of Untethered Realms and S.C.I.F.I. The 13th Floor series is her first self-published series. She has eight novellas and twenty-one short stories published.
Separate Words and Combined Forms
As far as I know standard English still holds to these forms as being correct in standard writing. Anyone disagree? I always double check for errors with these guys. They're sneaky or my brain's leaky.
all ready (adjective phrase)
The reviewer was all ready to read Snarkle's book when she peeked through the crack in her door and fainted.
already (adverb of time)
Snarkle's book was already a New York Times bestseller by the time she heard from the agent.
all right (adjective phrase)
Snarkle's book seemed all right to me, but the school banned it.
all together (adjective phrase)
There were seven critics all together. Why were they frowning at Snarkle?
altogether (adverb, meaning wholly)
Snarkle missed the deadline, so that was altogether a different matter.
a while (noun)
Snarkle wrote for a while before tossing her computer out the window.
Snarkle wanted the agent to represent awhile longer. "Nope," the agent said.
may be (verb phrase)
It may be that Snarkle's work isn't that good after all.
maybe (adverb, short for "it may be)
Maybe she needs a refresher course in how to write.