Comedy with Romance and Scares

By Jeff Salter

Ever imagined yourself waking up in total darkness, in a strange environment, surrounded by wooden bars… and you believe you’re totally alone? That is, until you hear strange movement off in the black distance.

That’s the beginning of my story, when Kristen slowly awakens after too much spiked punch at the community Halloween Party. Not only abandoned inside the spooky ex-armory building, but locked inside the fund-raiser “jail” and forgotten. If that weren’t enough problems, she’s also wearing her very uncomfortable witch costume.

Imagine your own mounting fear — darkness, confined, alone… and someone or something approaches. Will he (or it) help you out of the wooden jail? Or simply take advantage of your vulnerable position? Wouldn’t it be a comfort to be able to SEE whoever/whatever is attempting to let you out of the cage?


Free pdf Copy

My novel, Rescued By That New Guy in Town (released one year ago), has been selected as one of two titles featured during October at my publisher’s Book Club.


Here’s the link to the Astraea Press Book Club:

I hope you’ll sign up for your FREE pdf copy and check in throughout the month as I post short excerpts and other information about the story, characters, or developments. At the end of October, I think we’ll have a Q&A so you can interact with either author about either title.

For a look at my other published titles, here’s my Amazon Author Page

To peruse some of my activity (including recent blogs), here’s my Facebook Author Page:


About jeff7salter

Currently writing romantic comedy, screwball comedy, and romantic suspense. Twelve completed novels and five completed novellas. Working with three royalty publishers: Clean Reads, Dingbat Publishing, & TouchPoint Press/Romance. "Size Matters" -- Oct. 2016 "The Duchess of Earl" -- Jul. 2016 "Stuck on Cloud Eight" -- Nov. 2015, "Pleased to Meet Me" (novella) -- Oct. 2015, "One Simple Favor" (novella) -- May 2015, "The Ghostess & MISTER Muir" -- Oct. 2014, "Scratching the Seven-Month Itch" -- Sept. 2014, "Hid Wounded Reb" -- Aug. 2014, "Don't Bet On It" (novella) -- April 2014, "Curing the Uncommon Man-Cold -- Dec. 2013, "Echo Taps" (novella) -- June 2013, "Called To Arms Again" -- (a tribute to the greatest generation) -- May 2013, "Rescued By That New Guy in Town" -- Oct. 2012, "The Overnighter's Secrets" -- May 2012. Co-authored two non-fiction books about librarianship (with a royalty publisher), a chapter in another book, and an article in a specialty encyclopedia. Plus several library-related articles and reviews. Also published some 120 poems, about 150 bylined newspaper articles, and some 100 bylined photos. Worked about 30 years in librarianship. Formerly newspaper editor and photo-journalist. Decorated veteran of U.S. Air Force (including a remote ‘tour’ of duty in the Arctic … at Thule AB in N.W. Greenland). Married; father of two; grandfather of six.
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9 Responses to Comedy with Romance and Scares

  1. Iris B says:

    Indeed, the small paragraph turned into a whole blog post! Good on’ya, Jeff ….

    EVERYONE, do sign up for the freebie, the story is well worth it. I loved it!


  2. I have not gotten the chance to read all your works,Jeff, but “Rescued” is my favorite so far! Thanks for putting the link to the bookclub,I will sign up today. What a great idea!


  3. pjharjo says:

    Is this darkness scenario from That New Guy in Town, Jeff?


  4. jbrayweber says:

    Perfect timing with Halloween just around the corner!



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