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Free Fiction Friday: Spooktacular free and 99 cent books

In the mood for some spooky reading? Grab some free and 99 cent books this weekend and get ready for Halloween.

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Weekly writing check-in: the one with the Ghosts of Christmas Past

So, this week, along with formatting, reviewing, and publishing Ghosts of Christmas Past, I did what I’m calling a content edit on the second episode. I wanted to make sure things were more or less in place before I published the first episode and embark on writing the third. I also did some work on a short story, and I think I know where I want to take it.

Also, The Girl with the Piccolo found a new home this week over at Evil Girlfriend Media, and I turned around another submission.

And it’s still snowing on WordPress.

Writing Work:

  • Content edit on episode two of Coffee & Ghosts
  • Ghosts of Christmas Past formatting and publishing
  • Short story review/revision


  • Gretel and Hansel


  • Gretel and Hansel


  • None


The Girl with the Piccolo found a new home over at Evil Girlfriend Media.

Ghosts of Christmas PastAnd of course, Ghosts of Christmas Past is out in the world as well.

You can read more about that in my post from yesterday.


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Now available: Ghosts of Christmas Past!

Ghosts of Christmas Past

Katy Lindstrom knows December is the best time for ghost hunting–all you really need is some excellent Kona blend and a little patience. But this year brings a ghost of Christmas past she might not be able to catch.

All Katy wants is to enjoy the uptick in business and forget that this is the first Christmas without her grandmother. But when one of Springside’s notorious citizens returns–as a ghost–and leaves a dear friend in a coma, Katy will try anything to get Christmas back on track.

A disastrous ghost eradication leaves her partner Malcolm scalded and both of them out of options. Katy must sort through her feelings for him while fending off the interest of a shady cabal of necromancers.

And if she can’t catch that elusive ghost of Christmas past? It may end up ruining everyone’s future.

Coffee and Ghosts

Curious? Missed out on Season One? Check out the episode list or jump straight to the bundle. The episodes and the bundle are available to read for free in Kindle Unlimited, or if you’re buying, grab the bundle and save 30%. The series bundle is also available in print.

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Two countdown deals and a new release

That’s right. Two countdown deals this week and a new release. Why? Because I can? Because I’m crazy? You pick.

Fine Art_blueYou can pick up the Kindle version for only 99 cents this week. It’s also available in print.







The MazeAnd, just for fun, The Maze: Three Tales of the Future is also having a countdown deal for 99 cents. Three tales! Of the Future!








Now and Later ebook coverLast, I have a new/old release out. I’ve compiled all my published young adult short stories into one volume. Currently, it’s only available in Kindle, but I plan to release the print version soon.

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Free time? How about a free read?

Need some free time? Need to learn how to steal time? Well, maybe I can help. Or not. What I can do is give you a free read.

This week, Just a Matter of Time will have a free run on Amazon, Monday through Friday. Grab it while you can! Want to know more? Keep reading:

Sadie Lin: High school junior Sadie is desperate–to maintain her GPA, to score high on the SATs, to see her dad return from Afghanistan. Time crawls and slip through her fingers all at once. She thinks it’s all in her head.

It’s not.

Gordon Bakersfield: Gordon–Sadie’s ninth grade epic crush–has plenty of time and knows where to get more. He knows someone has been stealing Sadie’s time. And while he’s not sure how to make it stop, he’s hoping to try. But can Sadie trust him?

Only time will tell.




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Publication: Ghost in the Coffee Machine

My story Ghost in the Coffee Machine is now available in Coffee: 14 Caffeinated Tales of the Fantastic.

As the back cover says:

Coffee plays a major role in each of the stories collected in this book.

Brewed from such fine ingredients as magic, wonder, humor, and romance, Coffee serves up a unique blend of the fantastic you won’t be able to put down.

So, brew yourself a cup of coffee (or tea) and keep warm this holiday season. Available from UFO Publishing, but also in e-book form for Kindle, Nook, and Kobo.


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Write 1/Sub 1 check in: week 47 the one with abandonment issues

Week 47! Almost the end of November and nearly the end of 2013.

This week, I signed up for The Southeast Review’s Writing Regimen (again). It’s what started this whole Write 1/Sub 1 adventure last year. (I practiced using those prompts before kicking off the official Write 1/Sub 1 in January.)

And while I didn’t use all the prompts when I signed up in June, in reviewing my notebook, I realized that the regimen paid for itself, so to speak. So, I figure it’s a good way to end the year.

This week, I became totally obsessed with this picture that I saw on Twitter:

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I was all: must. write. story. True, I know nothing about power plants, and in particular, those in Budapest, Hungary. But why let that stop me? I wrote myself into a corner each day, and each day, wrote myself out of it. It was fun.

Oh, and if you’re as fascinated as I am by the photo, you can see more here.


  • Abandonment Issues ~ 2,250 words


  • Incriminating Evidence


  • The Secret Life of Sleeping Beauty (reprint market)
  • Filling the Space
  • Incriminating Evidence


  • None


  • Elvis Has Left the Building ~ It’s live at the Untreed Reads store. (Elvis lives!) You can buy it there for fifty cents for both Nook and Kindle formats. To send the story directly to your e-reader, go through the entire checkout process at Untreed Reads. At the end of that, there’s an option to download the story or send it to your e-reader.

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Publication: Elvis Has Left the Building

Elvis Has Left the Building

Elvis Has Left the Building

Here it is!

Elvis hits the virtual stands today at Untreed Reads. Curious about what you might get for fifty cents (that’s right, 5-0 cents)? Well, here you go:

Second generation Elvis impersonator, Elliot, is content with his small-town circuit and regular gigs at the Holiday Inn, until he attracts a fan who has never heard of the King.

But stepping free of the shadow cast by both his father and Elvis may prove to be impossible.

To get Elvis Has Left the Building for fifty cents, click on through to the Untreed Reads site. You can buy it in all major e-formats (Nook, Kindle, iPad) and for Kindle and Nook users, there’s a new functionality that lets you send the story directly to your reader.

Once you reach the checkout, you’ll have the option to download the file to your computer or send it to your e-reader (Nook or Kindle) directly.

I tried it. It’s really cool. Plus, you get a far better deal.  You can’t even get a cup of coffee for fifty cents these days. But for that price, you can take Elvis with you anywhere.

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Do you hear what I hear?

Oh, you guys, you guys. You will not believe what I just discovered this morning, quite by accident (because sometimes, that’s how publishing works):

The Geek Girl's Guide to Cheerleading

That’s the audio version of The Geek Girl’s Guide to Cheerleading! Geek Girl! In audio! You can take her on your commute, download her to your Kindle–and who wouldn’t want to do that?

I listened to the sample and think they chose an excellent narrator. And then I listened to the very start on my Kindle and they totally said my last name correctly. (Three cheers for Audible!) It sounds so awesome to hear “… by Charity Tahmaseb and Darcy Vance.” I’ve listened to so many audio books that to have one is just amazing.


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Virtually yours

I forgot all about this very cool site, Authorgraph, until I received a request for an e-book autograph* this morning, which was a very nice post-Christmas type of present to get.

I have two books up on Authorgraph, The Geek Girl’s Guide to Cheerleading and The Trouble with Firsts. Click on through to the site and request an e-autograph or two. Or ten. Or more!

Get a free Authorgraph from Charity Tahmaseb

*While writing this post, I had one of those moments where a word totally loses its meaning and I had to look it up to make sure it was a real word. Today’s unreal word is autograph. I’m still not sure it means what I think it means.

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