Thursday, December 31, 2009

Running my way into a new decade

My last run and the last Fresh Sweat Clap and Howl song for '09. See ya in 2010, treadmill.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

More good things ahead

2009 was a good year for my writing career. Part of me hates to see it end, but all of me knows it's going to. And there's no rule against having back-to-back good years. So I welcome 2010 and expect good things--for me and for you.

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Best to everyone in 2010!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Heart and Soul of Dark Knowledge

New review for Dark Knowledge, and I like it. From The Pen & Muse:
"Pyeatt truly put his heart and soul while writing this and it shows. A non-stop horror filled thriller from start to finish."
Click here to read the full review.

GIFT TIP: Giving a Kindle to someone this year? Why not spend $4.40 more at Amazon and preload Dark Knowledge? Whoever gets the Kindle can use it immediately to leap into paranormal thrills, and you'll show off your excellent taste!
BONUS TIP #1: You can download a sample of Dark Knowledge from Amazon for FREE. You'll still demonstrate your excellent taste, whoever gets the Kindle can still test it immediately by leaping into paranormal thrills, and you pay nothing.
BONUS TIP #2: The gift tip works for other eBook formats too, for $5.50. Still a bargain. CLICK HERE to purchase Dark Knowledge in other electronic formats.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Five Tombstone Review for Dark Knowledge

Yahoo! My first professional review of Dark Knowledge is out, and it's wonderful. It's from the good folks at Bitten by Books, who focus on book reviews for all types of paranormal fiction, urban fantasy and horror (great review site, by the way).

Here's the last part of the review:
It is always a treat to discover a book that is so well written, original and captivating that you are haunted by the characters days, even weeks, after finishing the book. Keith Pyeatt has given us this with Dark Knowledge. The book features a taste of horror, fantasy and heart pounding suspense and makes us realize that maybe, just maybe, good and evil are not always black and white. There could be a gray area where ethical questions abound.

I love the characters in this book. They come alive and jump off the page, and the secondary characters are given just as much attention which gives the book a well rounded feel. I felt as if I became part of this world experiencing the pain, fear and ethical dilemmas facing each person.

I would recommend this to all who love horror and fantasy but also to those who enjoy a thought provoking look at good and evil. Dark Knowledge is guaranteed to satisfy.
Yes! CLICK HERE to read the full review on their site. If you like it, please click on the stars at the bottom to tell Bitten by Books you appreciate their reviews.

And remember, you can try before you buy. Click here to read the first 2 chapters of Dark Knowledge.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

This just in...

And from the "newly published author searching for any and all signs of public interest" department, my novels are #3 and #4 on Book Buzzr's "movers and shakers, mystery & thrillers" page for today (#14 & #15 for all novels!) ==>

Friday, December 11, 2009

And the winners are...

My first Horror with Heart Contest ended Thursday at midnight, and it was fun. I ended up with new subscribers to my newsletter, some news friends, and now I get to give away a copy of Struck and a copy of Dark Knowledge.

To pick winners, I eliminated any repeat entries and made sure all remaining ones were subscribed to my newsletter. I numbered entries in the order they landed in my in-boxes and used this random number generator to pick the winners. And they are:

The winner of a paperback copy of Struck is Louise Dragon.

The winner of an electronic copy of Dark Knowledge is John Orman.

Thanks to everyone who entered and/or helped spread the word about my contest and newsletter. Congratulations to Louise and John. I'll email you with the good news and get your prizes sent off to you right away.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Songs from the treadmill

Today's Fresh Sweat Clap and Howl favorite:

Last day to enter the Ho Ho Horror with Heart Contest

My first contest is winding down. There's still time to enter if you have a mind to, but tonight at midnight (Mountain Time), I'll stop taking entries for the Ho Ho Horror with Heart Contest. Tomorrow I'll make a blog entry announcing the winner of Struck and the winner of Dark Knowledge.

Entry is easy. Subscribe to my newsletter, decide which novel you want to win, and send an email. Or send two emails for a chance to win both novels.

Curious? If you're reading this on my blog, look down at the previous entry to see links where you can preview my novels. Click here to view the latest newsletter and see what a subscription to it leads to. You're always welcome to subscribe (use the gold box near the top right of my blog), but do it today if you want a chance to win one of my novels in my first contest. 

Monday, December 07, 2009

Now easier than ever to sample me

Well, it's a way to sample my novels at least.

I can't help but think this is kinda cool. It's one link that lets you read a couple chapters of Dark Knowledge and Struck, formatted in a pleasant way. And you can read a bit of the story behind them, a bit about me, see covers, see dedications...

CLICK HERE to see what I'm babbling about or use the individual book links below. Let me know in comments if you think it's cool too. Or at least if you find it a good way to look at books.

Thursday, December 03, 2009

HWH Newsletter #4 is Out, HWH Contest #1 has Begun

My first contest began moments ago when I sent out the Ho Ho Horror with Heart Contest Issue of my newsletter. I'm giving away a signed copy of Struck and an electronic copy of Dark Knowledge. AND there's potentially two bonus prize winners.

The contest has begun and will end midnight December 10th. Missed out on my newsletter? CLICK HERE to see the Ho Ho Horror with Heart Contest Issue (posted at Author's Den). Use that little gold box near the top right of my blog to subscribe and you'll be eligible to enter the contest.

To everyone who enters, good luck!

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Dark Knowledge at Flames Rising

Curious about Dark Knowledge? Read Chapter 1 over at the Flames Rising website (

Flames Rising is an online resource for fans of Horror and Dark Fantasy entertainment. The site is loaded with articles, previews, interviews, news, contests, promotions, new releases, games, events,... It's a "must bookmark" site for fans of horror and dark fiction. Check it out. For a link directly to the Chapter 1 preview of Dark Knowledge, CLICK HERE.