Try an eBook: Serial and Serial (Uncut and Extended)

Horror eBook

Last year I wrote a short review of a free ebook called Serial. You can check out what I had to say about it in the post titled “Download Serial by Jack Kilborn and Blake Crouch“.

Serial is still available and still free. However, there is an uncut and expanded version — the same story but with lots more bloody goodness, and a bit of back-story — for just few dollars more.

Although this is an affiliate link, the cost of the item is free so I make no money off of it. Please download it and enjoy!

Serial is a hitchhiker's nightmare horror novella ebook by Blake Crouch and Jack Kilborn

Serial

Author: Crouch, Blake and Jack Kilborn
Format: Digital eBook
Formats: PDF, EPUB and MOBI for Kindle and Mobipocket
Type: Horror Novella
Publisher: Smashwords, Inc.

Remember the twin golden rules of hitchhiking?

#1: Don’t go hitchhiking, because the driver who picks you up could be certifiably crazy.

#2: Don’t pick up hitchhikers, because the traveler you pick up could be raving nutcase.

So what if, on some dark, isolated road, Crazy #1 offered a ride to Nutcase #2?

When two of the most twisted minds in the world of horror fiction face off, the result is Serial, a terrifying tale of hitchhiking gone terribly wrong.

Like a deeply twisted version of an “After School Special,” Serial is the single most persuasive public service announcement on the hazards of free car rides.

Beyond a thrilling piece of horrifying suspense, Serial is also a groundbreaking experiment in literary collaboration. Kilborn wrote the first part. Crouch wrote the second. And they wrote the third together over email in 100-word exchanges, not aware of each other’s opening section. All bets were off, and may the best psycho win.

Barnes and Noble July 2009 (eBook — Smashwords)

And now for the completists out there — here is the information about the Uncut and Extended version which is also currently available.

Please note that Crouch and Konrath did not actually bring in another write for this edition — Jack Kilborn is another pen name for J. A. Konrath. It seems that they incorporated parts of another story originally published under Konrath’s name.

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Serial (Uncut and Extended) is a hitchhiker's nightmare horror novella ebook by Blake Crouch and Jack Kilborn

Serial (Uncut and Extended)

Author: Crouch, Blake; Jack Kilborn and J. A. Konrath
Format: Digital eBook
Formats: PDF, EPUB and MOBI for Kindle and Mobipocket
Type: Horror Novella
Publisher: Smashwords, Inc.

The original version of Serial, still available as a free ebook, was a 7500 word horror short story done as an experiment.

Remember the twin golden rules of hitchhiking?

#1: Don’t go hitchhiking, because the driver who picks you up could be certifiably crazy.

#2: Don’t pick up hitchhikers, because the traveler you pick up could be certifiably crazy.

So what if, on some dark, isolated road, Crazy #1 offered a ride to Crazy #2?

When Blake Crouch (Desert Places, Abandon) and Jack Kilborn (Afraid, Cherry Bomb), face-off, the result is Serial, a terrifying tale of hitchhiking gone terribly wrong. Like a deeply twisted version of an “After School Special,” Serial is the single most persuasive public service announcement on the hazards of free car rides.

Beyond a thrilling piece of horrifying suspense, Serial is also a groundbreaking experiment in literary collaboration. Kilborn wrote the first part. Crouch wrote the second. And they wrote the third together over email in 100-word exchanges, not aware of each other’s opening section. All bets were off, and may the best psychopath win.

F. Paul Wilson says, “Serial reads just like a Crouch or Kilborn novel: Full speed ahead, no flinching, no blinking, no brakes.”

In less than a year, Serial has been downloaded over 200,000 times, and has received over a hundred negative reviews, with many people claiming it is the most depraved, awful thing they’ve ever read.

Serial Uncut is newly expanded, now more than 36,000 words. Along with the reinsertion of additional material cut from the original version, it also has a vastly expanded beginning and ending, including an extended section that originally appeared in the novella Truck Stop by J.A. Konrath.

If you can handle horrific thrills, proceed at your own risk.

But if you suffer from anxiety attacks, nervous disorders, insomnia, nightmares or night terrors, heart palpitations, stomach problems, or are of an overly sensitive nature, you should read something else instead.

The authors are in no way responsible for any lost sleep, missed work, failed relationships, or difficulty in coping with life after you have read Serial Uncut. They will not pay for any therapy you may require as a result of reading Serial Uncut. They will not cradle you in their arms, rock you back and forth, and speak in soothing tones while you unsuccessfully try to forget Serial Uncut.

You have been warned . . .

Amazon.com April 2010 (Kindle — Smashwords)
Barnes and Noble April 2010 (eBook — Smashwords)

So, which version are you going to read?

Serial Lite?

Blake Crouch and Jack Kilborn's Serial is a horror novella eBook about serial killers who meet each other on the open road

Or Serial High-Octane

Blake Crouch and Jack Kilborn's Serial (Uncut and Extended) is a horror novella eBook about serial killers who meet each other on the open road

Tell us which you chose and why in the comments below.

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