A Special Holiday Treat For You!

As we celebrate the winter holidays, I have a special treat for you.photo-3

Recently, I wrote a rather twisted holiday story. It’s been included in an interesting anthology that published on Christmas Eve.

Read my short story “Santa’s Secret Helper” and see what happens when Santa Claus has a little too much liquid holiday cheer and wrecks havoc on the world around him.

And while you’re at it, read the entire collection — FROST and Other Stories. It contains the novelette ‘Frost’ along with other shorter stories about the dark side of the season. This blackly humorous and chilling collection explores aspects of the holidays that you won’t read about in Chicken Soup for the Soul.

Continue the holiday season with some humor and fun!


Download it FREE today from Smashwords: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/391337

Or send it to your Kindle/Kindle App from Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Frost-Other-Stories-Ian-Rideout-ebook/dp/B00HHT1HIG/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1387914984&sr=1-2&keywords=Frost+and+other+stories


About James J. Murray, Fiction Writer

With experience in both pharmaceutical manufacturing and clinical patient management, medications and their impact on one’s quality of life have been my expertise. My secret passion of murder and mayhem, however, is a whole other matter. I’ve always loved reading murder mysteries and thrillers, and longed to weave such tales of my own. Drawing on my clinical expertise as a pharmacist and my infatuation with the lethal effects of drugs, my tales of murder, mayhem and medicine will have you looking over your shoulder and suspicious of anything in your medicine cabinet.
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5 Responses to A Special Holiday Treat For You!

  1. Arlee Bird says:

    Have a Merry Christmas season and a best selling 2014! I’ll try to get to the story later. Getting ready for an epic holiday trip and lot’s to do for the next couple of days. Then lots of driving and visiting.

    Tossing It Out

  2. Jim,
    Well,that was a different kind of story. I read it to Suzy as we drove through Peoria on the way to a very white Christmas in Iowa. She says Peoria now will always be entwined with Santa twirling into the Christmas tree. She also wanted more! What happened to all these folks?
    Anyway, we liked it. Good story. Happy New Year
    Walt & Suzy

  3. You read my story “Santa’s Secret Helper” while on the road? And Suzy didn’t careen off into a ditch while having fits of laughter? Hmmm, I must have done something wrong! 🙂
    What happened to all this folks, you ask? Well, I hear Max is still missing in action and Flor has retained a good lawyer since she’s been indicted for drug trafficking. Martha misses the new Jake and feels terrible about what she did to the old Jake. But then, life goes on!

  4. jessica says:

    Then far more friends can talk about this issue

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