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Memorial Day ContestWho doesn’t like winning free stuff? I know I do. Up for grabs is a $25 Amazon (US) gift card and signed first edition copy of my Amazon best-selling horror novel Devil’s Nightmare. How cool is that? All you need to do for your chance to win this awesome prize is click on the creepy image below and sign up for my VIP newsletter. Be sure to check your email afterwards to confirm your subscription. Here’s what you’ll get for subscribing:

  • An entry to this giveaway (duh). 🙂
  • Exclusive content only available to VIP newsletter subscribers, such as excerpts or additional unpublished content.
  • Special giveaways available only to subscribers.
  • Advanced notification for new releases.
  • Other surprise goodies.
  • A special place in the author’s heart.


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The fine print: Eligible for residents of the United States and Canada only. Amazon gift card is only redeemable at (USA). The newsletter subscriber giveaway ends at 11:59 p.m. (CDT) on Monday, May 25, 2015. Winners will be notified via email, smoke signals, or carrier pigeon. If you have any questions, feel free to post it in the comments or via the contact form.

Legal mumbo jumbo: is in no way affiliated with or a sponsor of this promotion, but I’m sure they will love you forever for shopping with them if you win the gift card. 🙂

Pumpkin Carving ContestPumpkin Carving Contest


October 4-18, 2014

A few days ago, during my interview over at An Author’s Ramblings, I announced that I’m going to have a PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST to test your knifing skills. I want to thank Patty Allread at My Cooking Life for this fun idea. Many of you are probably already planning on hitting the pumpkin patches anyway, so why not also enter your Jack-o-Lantern into a contest? If you think you have what it takes to carve the coolest or scariest pumpkin, then I challenge you to participate.

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So, here’s how it’ll work:

  • You’ll slice up your pumpkin and post a photo of you with your work of art to my Facebook author event page HERE or via Twitter HERE. Be sure to name your pumpkin (used for voting purposes) and include the hashtag #DevilsNightmarePumpkins.
  • DEADLINE for submission is Saturday, October 18. I’ll then compile all of the submissions and then include them in a blog post on Monday, October 20 where the public will be able to vote for the best pumpkin carving.
  • Voting will end on Sunday, October 27 and I’ll announce the winner on Halloween.

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I know this questions is burning on your mind now: So, what does the winner get? First of all, EVERY PARTICIPANT IS A WINNER, because everyone who carves a pumpkin and enters the contest will get a FREE Kindle version of my Amazon bestselling horror Devil’s Nightmare. If you don’t have a Kindle, you can still read it with a free Kindle reading app available for multiple devices HERE. One random participant will also win an autographed copy one of my books.

That’s awesome, but what about the grand prize? What does the person with the coolest pumpkin carving get? I’m a starving novelist, so no trips to Las Vegas or big screen TVs are up for grabs. However, I will be giving the winner a signed and personalized copy of Devil’s Nightmare and Devil’s Nightmare: Premonitions. Plus, you’ll have the pride of knowing your pumpkin was selected as the coolest pumpkin in the world!

So, what are you waiting for? Start slicing up that pumpkin and post those pics! I look forward to seeing what you all submit.


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First of all, I would like to thank everyone who participated in my and Sheilagh Lee‘s Birthday “Twins” Book Giveaway. I just received an email from Sheilagh with Rafflecopter’s picks for the winners, and she’s waiting for me to announce my winners so she can link to my website. So, we’ll get right to it. I’m going to start off with the ten lucky readers who will be getting a free copy of Devil’s Nightmare for their Kindles. In no particular order the winners are:

Devils Nightmare1) Deb LeFaivre

2) Lavender Smith

3) Chris Burke

4) Elliot Waugh

5) Colin Quirke

6) Jai Gagne

7) Leigh Francis

8) Martin Chatwin

9) Ross Carrothers

10) Alice Quinn

Congratulations to all of you. I will contact each of you soon to confirm the email you would like me to send Devil’s Nightmare via Amazon’s gifting service. Enjoy!

And now for the grand prize winner of a signed copy of Devil’s Nightmare. Drum roll please! And the winner is . . .

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Karen Einsel

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Congratulations, Karen! I’ll contact you soon to get mailing information, so I can get your book shipped out to you soon. I hope Devil’s Nightmare is a nice addition to your horror collection.

To everyone else that participated in this contest, thank you! While you may not have been a winner this time, be sure to subscribe to this blog and sign up for my newsletter for news on upcoming novels and more opportunities to win free stuff!

Have a great week!

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Robert “Sharky” Pruneda is author of the Amazon Kindle bestselling horror novel Devil’s Nightmare and the contemporary family motor sports drama Pursuit of a Dream (Victory Lane: The Chronicles). He lives in south Texas and has called the Lone Star State his home all of his life. Pruneda is also very active in social media and an avid gamer who can often be found fighting side-by-side with friends on his favorite first-person shooter . . . but he prefers survival horror.

You can follow Robert on Twitter @SharkbaitWrites and on Facebook at

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My Canadian friend and “birthday twin” Sheilagh Lee came up with a great idea for us to celebrate our birthdays by giving away some copies of our books. We share May 28 as our birthday and instead of accepting gifts (although, cheese cake is always welcome), we will be giving out gifts to our readers in the form of some free e-books. I’m also giving away one autographed copy of Devil’s Nightmare to one lucky winner. All you have to do is enter the Rafflecopter giveaway posted on Sheilagh Lee’s website.

Click on the image below to be transported to Canada for your opportunity to win.

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I just wanted to pop in and let everyone know that Sharkbait Writes will have an official newsletter in the near future. I just signed up for MailChimp to generate an email list, so if you would like to be a part of this “exclusive club” then all you have to do is click on the creepy image below to sign up.

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What’s the difference between signing up for my blog and signing up for the newsletter you say? Well, for starters, newsletter subscribers will get exclusive content that I will not post in my blogs. Also, if you sign up for my newsletter you’ll have a chance to win some cool stuff, like autographed books, gift cards, etc. Oh, and I promise not to sell your email address to all those annoying spam bots out there and will only send a newsletter your way on an occasional basis.

So, what are you waiting for? Click on the image below (or above; I’m not picky) to fill out the short form and you’ll be all set. And as an incentive, the first ten people to sign up will receive a FREE digital copy of my novel Devil’s Nightmare, sent via Amazon (or .mobi via email if outside the U.S.). You don’t actually need a Kindle to read it, though. There’s an app for that! 🙂 Every new subscriber will get thrown in a drawing for another prize to be determined. It may be an autographed copy of Devil’s Nightmare, a gift card, or an all-expense paid trip to the Bahamas (but don’t get your hopes up on that one 🙂 ). 

Have a great weekend, everyone! Sharky Teeth

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Victory Lane (The Chronicles) - Pursuit of a Dream

Flowers and chocolate are going to be flying off the store shelves on Valentine’s Day, and while I don’t have any of that for you I do have a gift that you can snag for two days only. How about a FREE e-book? How’s that for sweetness? That’s right Friday and Saturday only I’ll be giving away the Kindle version of my first novel Pursuit of a Dream! Just click on the book cover or Kindle link at the bottom of this post to claim your FREE copy.

Here’s what folks have said about my debut novel:

“Pursuit of a Dream is a breath of fresh air. Readers will enjoy following Caleb’s journey from a rambunctious young boy to a determined young man who refuses to allow his dreams to pass him by.” | Sara Furlong Burr, author of Enigma Black and Vendetta Nation.

“If you want a compelling story about family, faith and dedication then you definitely want to take the time to read Pursuit of a Dream.” | Wyatt McIntyre, author of The Last Dance

“In the age of zombies, horror, and thrillers vying for attention, Pursuit of a Dream seems out of favor with the current trend … but, and this is a HUGE BUT, what isn’t out of favor is excellent writing and storytelling, and this is what Mr. Pruneda provides.” | Eden Baylee, author of Fall Into Winter and Spring Into Summer

“If you enjoy a wonderful story that takes you through, highs, lows, faith and inspiration then you will find great pleasure in Pursuit of a Dream.” | Dannie Hill, author of In Search of a Soul

“Readers will truly enjoy the transition of Caleb from young boy to a focused adult with NASCAR racing on his mind.” | S.G. Lee, author of A Penny Saved, A Murder Earned

“I truly enjoyed Pursuit of a Dream by Robert Pruneda. The story centers on The Lockharts, John, a widowed father and his two young sons Jared and Caleb. Early on, John loses his long-held job and the security of his family turns upside-down. Much of the story is reflective of current American family strife and I believe that this will resonate with readers. ” | Donna L. Sadd, author of LUCCI – The No Smoochie Poochie via


Caleb Lockhardt has one goal in life, racing stock cars. He is determined to live that dream no matter what, but he struggles with the fact that no one in his family has ever been involved in auto racing. Caleb’s brother is quick to point that out, and even their father, while loving and supportive, doesn’t take Caleb’s aspiration seriously at first…until he sees his son win his first go-kart race. As Caleb grows older his desire to win clouds his focus and judgment, and he struggles with the realization that living his dream is going to require a lot more patience, discipline, and sacrifice than he had anticipated. Will Caleb succeed in his Pursuit of a Dream or will he let adversity and discouragement pave the way for failure?

Claim your FREE copy today by clicking on the Kindle link below:

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Robert “Sharky” Pruneda is author of the contemporary sports fiction series Victory Lane: The Chronicles and the Amazon bestselling horror-suspense novel Devil’s Nightmare. You can connect with Robert via social media on Twitter @SharkbaitWrites and on his Facebook author page.

Sharky graphic created by Cara Michaels.

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January FP BadgeThat’s right, ladies and gentlemen. My bestselling horror-thriller Devil’s Nightmare will be FREE on Friday, January 24. See details below:

Free ParTay Super Free Friday! For One Day Only, Jan. 24th, Devil’s Nightmare will be FREE! If you like Devil’s Nightmare you might also like these other FREE books:

Saved, A woman taken and the Navy Captain who saves her. By Lorhainne Eckhart.

Vegas Series, Fast-paced, hot romance, sassy Vegas detectives and mind-blowing conflicts galore! By Mimi Barbour.

The Brotherhood of the Snake, What if humans were more powerful than they thought? By Carmen Caine.

The Wand-Maker’s Debate: Osric’s Wand: Book One, A world of magic in its infancy. By Jack D. Albrecht Jr. and Ashley Delay.

Zack Meets Deezel, Brother and sister befriend ghost of movie star action hero. By Roy Jet.

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Devil's Nightmare

Devil's Nightmare


In case you haven’t heard yet, I’m feeling very generous right now and decided to give away the Kindle version of my horror-thriller Devil’s Nightmare for two days. So, from July 4-5, 2013 you can grab a free copy for your Kindle (or via the free Kindle reading app for other devices). So, why am I doing this? Well, exposure of course! Plus, in return for the freebie all I’m asking for is an honest review on Goodreads or Amazon. In any case, I hope you take advantage of this limited time offer and enjoy my novel!

What others have said about Devil’s Nightmare:

“It’s a page turner. It’s one of those stories where you’ll set the book down to go do the dishes and the whole time you’re wondering, what’s going to happen next and you can’t wait to get back to reading it.” | Karen Einsel, author of The Good Dr. Grant

“What can I say about Devil’s Nightmare . . . other than I LOVED it! It’s very intriguing and keeps you turning the pages.” | Sara Furlong Burr, author of Enigma Black

“From start to finish, it was well told in a great first person style, which I liked very much and made it easy to visualize the insanity happening … kudos! Should be on a best sellers list somewhere, soon!” | Diana B. via

“[Pruneda] did a very good job of keeping things in order and moving smoothly along. This is a good story! The language was real and worked in the context of the story.” | Dannie Hill, author of In Search of a Soul

“If you like Stephen King, then you’ll love Devil’s Nightmare by Robert Pruneda.” | S.G. Lee, author of A Penny Saved, A Murder Earned

“The characters are fleshed out well, description and dialog paint the story vividly, and the mystery takes twists and turns that kept this reader guessing. ” | Donna L. Sadd, author of LUCCI – The No Smoochie Poochie via


Detective Aaron Sanders’ abilities and fortitude are put to the test when he investigates a brutal double-homicide where a boy’s parents are found mutilated inside their home. The boy is the only witness to the crime and his clothes are stained with his parents’ blood. His clothes are also tainted with the blood of other victims from a separate and even more horrific crime scene at a nearby cemetery. All of the victims appear to have been killed in the same manner and the boy knows the true identity of the evil responsible for the multiple deaths, but he is unwilling to talk. No one would believe him. A threat on the boy’s life and a disturbing nightmare causes Detective Sanders to question his beliefs and his own sanity. This investigation ultimately leads Sanders in a fight to save himself and the life of an orphaned boy from an unimaginable evil that is spawned from the curse of the devil’s nightmare.

Available for FREE worldwide on Kindle:Devil's Nightmare by Robert Pruneda



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Earlier this month in Season 2: Episode 4 of Chumming with Sharky™ I interviewed Lorna Suzuki, author of the Imago fantasy series. The first three books are actually currently in development for a major motion picture trilogy and Lorna decided to give away a  deluxe pdf version of A Warrior’s Tale: Book One of The Imago Chronicles or Lorna’s new YA fantasy novel The Dream Merchant Saga: Book One The Magic Crystal. Well, we’ve had the official drawing and the winner is . . .

Alessa Ellefson!

Congratulations on winning the contest. Lorna will be contacting you soon to claim your prize!

For those of you who haven’t read my interview with Lorna Suzuki can do so by clicking the link below. And be sure to subscribe to my site for more interviews with other authors and news about my own projects . . . and maybe another contest or two in the near future.

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Lorna Suzuki

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Welcome to Season 2: Episode 4 of Chumming with Sharky™ where viewers from every corner of the deep blue sea are treated to a small taste of talented authors from a myriad of genres. Today, I bring you the very talented Lorna Suzuki, author of the Imago fantasy series. The first three books are actually currently in development for a major motion picture trilogy. Now, on with the show . . .

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Lorna Suzuki

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Click here to be transported to the shark tank for the full episode of Chumming with Sharky™: Lorna Suzuki.

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