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Kiss Me or Die [Kindle Edition]

Scott Nicholson
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Book Description

Richard's life is a horror story. And it's all the fault of those people inside his head.

Richard thinks he has them stereotyped for his autobiography, but he’s about to get a new tenant: the Insider, a malevolent soul-hopping spirit that may or may not be born from Richard’s nightmares and demands a co-writing credit and a little bit of foot-kissing dark worship.

Now Richard doesn’t know which voice to trust. The book’s been rejected 117 times. The people he loves keep turning up dead. And here comes the woman of his dreams.

A dark romantic thriller in the style of Chuck Palahniuk, Jeff Lindsay's "Darkly Dreaming Dexter" series, and Bret Easton Ellis.

Scott Nicholson is author of 15 other paranormal, mystery, and suspense thrillers, including the #1 Kindle bestsellers LIQUID FEAR, DISINTEGRATION, THE RED CHURCH, and THE SKULL RING. Learn more about Scott's work at Author Central.

"Fast paced and always creepy, this is one author that aims to kill and never misses.” – Jeremy Robinson, author of INSTINCT and THRESHOLD

"Always surprises and always entertains."--Jonathan Maberry, Patient Zero

"Keep both hands on your pants, because Nicholson is about to scare them off."--JA Konrath, Shaken

Product Details

  • File Size: 2597 KB
  • Print Length: 364 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Haunted Computer Books (January 27, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0041D88TW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #503,446 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Six-star review for "the worst novel ever written" September 18, 2010
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Scott Nicholson and Richard Coldiron are "co-authors" of Richard Coldiron's autobiography "As I Die Lying." Richard Coldiron is a victim of a troubled childhood, of cruel beatings, probable incest, alcoholic parents, a wrecked home-life, and very little love. No wonder his mind (the Bone House) is somewhat twisted and has to do all kinds of tricks so its owner can survive. And Richard is a survivor. As a child, he has an invisible friend who lessens his pain by whisking him away and taking the punishment in his stead. Later in life though, four slightly more problematic "friends" or voices in his head take control: Little Hitler, Loverboy, Mister Milktoast (what a name), and Bookworm, who sometimes get him out of difficult situations, take the blame for murder and mayhem, but also create the most dangerous and destructive situations. And, on top of it, we have the Insider, that creepy, selfish fellow, the devilish monster, evil incarnate, who manipulates the story of Richard's life to his own advantage.

The book is a literary treasure, creepy and cruel, witty, sarcastic, full of dark humor and with an undercurrent of sadness, but, most of all, enormously entertaining with great dialogue. It is a fascinating study of human psychology, of the conflicting voices and emotions in all of us, the darkness that lurks in the back of our minds and, if left unrecognized, threatens to overpower what's good in us. And last, but most importantly, it is a story of redemption and love. I heard rumors that Sigmund Freud turned around in his grave, pounding the coffin walls with his fists (or what was left of them), condemning the book. The real reason, however, was he was extremely upset that he didn't write it himself.

I would give this so-called "worst novel ever written" six stars but Amazon only allows for five, so five it is.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Trippy Ride October 9, 2010
Format:Kindle Edition
This book is unlike any other Nicholson book that I've read, and I've about read them all. In fact, it's not quite like any other book I've read. Richard Coldiron is a normal guy--if you consider normal as having multiple individuals living in your head. Nicholson does a great job of capturing the feeling of what Coldiron is going through, living with multiple individuals vying for control of one body.

This was a great read, and if you consider Nicholson as a "horror" writer, you need to give this one a try. Nicholson showcases his tremendous versatility in this book, and it lacks none of his trademark rich prose.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Getting into the mind of a serial killer... November 14, 2010
By Sunluvr
Format:Kindle Edition
This wasn't my favorite of Nicholson's work, thus the 3-star rating. It's written as a stream of consciousness narrative by the protagonist which, in the beginning was nearly too frenetic for me to continue. But Nicholson is a brilliant writer, so I was reluctantly pulled into the story and had to finish it. If you're interested in what goes on in the mind of a serial killer, this is the book for you; he has you feeling as much sympathy for the killer as for the victims. Here's a sample of Nicholson's descriptive talent: "Miles away, people huddled in front of the blue campfires of television sets, frantic from having too much time and burdened with having to spend it all." His insight into the human condition and his ability to express it all in his unique voice makes everything he has written worth reading... even if it's not my favorite.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Simply put: I didn't like it February 4, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I had absolutely no expectations when I started to read this book. I wanted to find new authors to enjoy and my eyes landed on this title. From the beginning, I had problems reading this book. I kept getting kicked out of the plot but seemingly random comments from and conversations between the main character and the "author". Maybe it was too meta for me?

It was great to read about the inner workings of a killer, learn what made him and why he killed. But something was missing and the structure of the novel didn't help me get into it. On the contrary, it was working against the novel, it made me enjoy it less. There were moments where I was just skimming through, not patient (or masochistic) enough to suffer though long descriptions that were irrelevant at best.

I will probably try something else from this author,but not for some time.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Creepy! November 7, 2010
Format:Kindle Edition
The main character, Richard Coldiron, is a definite whackjob--and I feel his pain! Which is what it's all about, right? This "autobiography" (you poor man! Or "men"?) had me creeped out from the beginning and sympathetic with poor Richard--at first. Then I didn't know if I should trust this guy's feelings and actions...
I had to step away a few times, but I always came back. At the end, I had read a great book. Scott Nicholson has a knack for description and dialogue, and the interaction of the guys in Richard's brain keeps you guessing. A word of advice: Don't use Loverboy's "romantic" phrases on your first or even third date.
To Scott Nicholson: You are indeed a sick puppy--in a good way! "Worst Novel Ever Written"--NOT! And rejected no more!
Very good and highly recommended.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars finally, a good book July 30, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
I love when I make a good choice! This was a good book that I wanted to read non-stop. The only problem is, I haven't found another one as good and I keep getting let down because I compare it to this one. My sister liked it, too and she is as picky as potato knees.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Don't go psycho.
I have read other books of a ghost or spirit possession theme by Scott Nicholson that I enjoyed. This story is very dark and leans into the realm of being inside the a psychotic... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mary James
3.0 out of 5 stars Dark and Different
Scott NIcholson is one of my favorite authors and this one had been on my TBR list for quite a while. Finally having the time, I grabbed this one up. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Mary E aka Lockette
3.0 out of 5 stars ebook
I love that I can get free books for my Kindle. I haven't read it yet, but it sounded interesting and i hope one day to read it.
Published 15 months ago by Beverly
2.0 out of 5 stars Too Dark!!
I have read no other books by this author, so had no preconceived notions about what the book would be like. Read more
Published 17 months ago by GinnyReader
5.0 out of 5 stars GOOD!!
This is a good product! I would give it a an "A" ! I love it !I would recommend it to everyone!!
Published 22 months ago by Sally Sue
5.0 out of 5 stars Kiss Me Or Die - What a Ride!
Hold on to your seats folks Scott has done it again. From the moment you pick up this book you have got to pay attention. Read more
Published 24 months ago by Maryjane Omeara
3.0 out of 5 stars Kiss Me or Die by Scott Nicholson
Was definitely different. Sometimes I couldn't put the book down and the next time I couldn't pick it up, weird.
Published on April 1, 2013 by Penny Hohbach
5.0 out of 5 stars Kiss Me or Die
Author: Scott Nicholson
Published By: Haunted Computer Books
Age Recommended: Adult
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: 5

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Published on January 30, 2013 by Arlena
4.0 out of 5 stars Praise for Kiss Me or DIE
My First Scott Nicholson experience was The Red Church, and I was immediately hooked. Now, after reading Kiss Me or DIE, I know that I'll always anticipate the next offering from... Read more
Published on January 24, 2013 by Cooper Brown
5.0 out of 5 stars Unexpected Inner Twists
I read this book and halfway through I thought I knew what to expect next, but the ending blew me away. Deep development of characters and that inner voice we all have. Read more
Published on January 19, 2013 by Robert
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I believe the writer only creates half the story, and that you complete it by bringing your imagination, experience, and heart to the tale. I am happy to share the journey with you.

I've written more than 20 novels, about 80 short stories, four children's books, some comic books, screenplays, and a couple of non-fiction books, as well as five collaborations with J.R. Rain. Many of my tales are based on supernatural legends from the Southern Appalachian Mountains, and I also write mystery and suspense thrillers that are most often compared to the work of Stephen King and Dean Koontz.

I've also published Liquid Fear and Chronic Fear with Amazon's Thomas & Mercer imprint and McFall with 47North, as well as a number of audiobooks and foreign translations. I love hearing from you, because you're the reason I do this, so let's connect! Learn more about my work at

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