#freebook Short Story “Day of the Dead” free June 25-29

Day of the Dead” is free for the next five days on Amazon. 

Mateo and Alex have been getting along pretty well but Alex hasn’t met Mateo’s family yet. Mateo wants him to come along for a long holiday weekend and meet everyone. Family is very important for him. For Alex, not so much, and he doesn’t get Mateo’s perspective on the holiday, yet.

day_of_the_dead_cover_01b 230 x 200 coverDia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) a short little story about overcoming differences when building a relationship. And sometimes we need a little help from family.

Free this week! “HIM” a twisted horror short story.

HIM cover smallFree Until June 6th!


Imagine taking the bus home at the end of a cold winter day. The bus is full of all kinds of people with all kinds of problems. And as one slowly descends into madness he notices you. Would you notice before it is too late?

HIM is a short psychosexual horror story about madness, delusion and murder. Intended for mature readers only.


Review on Amazon:

***** “OK, I’ll admit it. I read a short story that wasn’t a part of an Anthology, and I liked it so much I felt I needed to do a review on it! I was actually researching the author’s two new books coming out in June and stumbled on this story. I’m glad I did.

Simon is a psychologist, and works for the Minneapolis Police Department in forensics. Something really terrible happened to Simon and his lover James at Gay Pride the previous June, and the story opens with Simon sitting on a snowy park bench, lost in his own thoughts.

Thus begins a really dark, twisted tale into one man’s rapid descent into madness. I’m not giving any other spoilers. It is only 99 cents on Amazon and free with Kindle Unlimited, so give it a read. I highly recommend it. It was one of those things I finished reading and just went, “wow, that was twisted.” Great job Mr. del Mar!”

–Dan Mitton

Free Short Story Collection!

Grab my short story collection for free over the next five days!

Gators, ghosts, a haunted house, love, loss and college boys playing “hide the dragon” are all found in this collection of short fiction by Stephen del Mar, and features the shared setting of Bennett Bay and Big Cypress County.

In “The Three of Us“, Sammy, Reed and Jeff have a very intense first week of college. They deal with teen angst, falling in love, and discovering that when it comes to family, there are no boundaries.

In “The Broken Heart“, Zach retires to Florida to restore an old boat and get over his dead lover. He is done with love. Or so he thought. With the help of a ghost and a touch of vodou, will he be open to new possibilities?

If you rob a bank, it’s probably best if you don’t do it in the middle of a hurricane. And on the run after robbing said bank, you might want to reconsider hiding out in the most haunted house in the county. “The Demise of Bobby and Clyde” doesn’t have a happy ending, but there is a lot of ever after.

Grieving takes time, yet there is that moment when we turn the corner toward “moving on.” “The Envelope” is a short and intense story about the moment Tony realizes how much his partner, Lance, loved him. And what he needs to do to say goodbye.

“Dark Love” Book One in the Live Oak Tales on Sale! Only .99

Dark Love” the wacky and yet strangely moving paranormal contemporary fantasy novel is on sale for the next four days. Only 99 cents! This is book one in the Live Oak Tales. The next two books, “The Bear, the Witch and the Web” and “Hunter Moon and the Red Wolf,” will be out in early summer. 

Pick up this story of witches, faeries and other amazing creatures now!