Tuesday, February 20, 2018

MARY L. UNDERWOOD - WOMAN IN HORROR






Mary L. Underwood is my Woman In Horror today! Mary writes chilling Gothic horror, and is a superb editor as well. She is great at taking the terror from that which exists around us and turning it into a masterpiece of words whispering at us from everywhere, drawing them into our minds and souls, and not allowing us to escape the grip of their agony. This is beyond good. It is great! Not everyone has this talent. Ah, but my friend Mary L. Underwood does.

I so like a piece that Mary wrote the other year that I will repeat it here:

"I think the edge I have with horror is that it truly frightens me. My husband and I will go to see a creepy movie and, when the lights go up, people in the theater turn, look at me and chuckle because (I'm sure) they heard me gasp and squeak in fear during the flick. I think if you are going to write love stories, at some time in your life you have to have experienced love. Along those same lines, if you are going to write horror, you have to understand fear. I understand fear.

"My favorite thing to do with my writing is to write from the monster's perspective or point of view. No true monster sees himself as a monster. In fact, they often see themselves as a hero. It is all perspective. I am fond of saying that Hitler did not see himself as the rest of the world saw him. Also, all of my monsters have ethics. Their ethics are not what your ethics or mine are, but they live by their own set of rules and they abide by those rules and they BELIEVE in them. I think the most successful I have ever felt, as a writer, was when a friend of mine read my short story, "The Believer," (which is a vampire story written from the vampire's point of view). After having read my vampire argue religion with a priest, my friend (who is very religious) was very angry with me for several weeks. (My vampire had some very well thought out arguments.)"
                                                  
Her Smashwords bio:

"Mary L. Underwood, who has been a published journalist and columnist for more than 20 years, is new to the world of horror. “Horror stories have always really scared me,” she explained. “Maybe that is the secret to my success. I really do feel the fright and transfer it to the page.” Most recently Mary has been published in VICIOUS SPIRITS, an anthology of ghost stories with her 9,000 word short story, THE CHORES, and in VICIOUS BITES, an anthology of vampire stories where her 10,000 word story, THE BELIEVER, won the “best new vampire concept” award. Both these stories are now available as digital downloads for your e-reader."

I am honored to be a fellow author with Mary and some other talented authors in the anthology I Believe In Werewolves from Netbound Publishing. I feel that her tale For The Good Of the Fatherland is one of the best stories in this tome. Read it and you'll see what I'm talking about.




Teeth, fangs and claws, rent flesh, and howls in the night send fear as the creatures that were once men bring terror and death to those they encounter. Werewolves, vicious demons of the night, hunt for prey as their hell curse drives them to a destiny undreamed by them as men.

Netbound Publishing is pleased to announce what will be the first in a series of horror collections that will become an integral part of their “Night Terrors” imprint.

We've gathered together the best in independent horror authors to create a fresh and exciting anthology that will leave you wanting to howl at the moon. Your screams will fill the night as you read from one story to the next, each more terrifying than the last, as Werewolves feast on your nerves.

Includes:

Afternoon Tea by Jennifer Tucker, Winter Moon by John Irvine, Justice Comes With The Moon by Jeremiah Coe, The Hunger Within by Elizabeth Kolodziej, Werewolves Of Mauvin by Robert A. Read, The Reunion by Melissa Stevens, No Poaching Allowed by Rob M. Miller, Lily's Angel by Shawn Pfister, The Lycaning by Lori R. Lopez, Parenting - Not For The Faint Of Heart by Scott M. Goriscak, Lakota Justice by Blaze McRob, For The Good Of The Fatherland by Mary L. Underwood, Queen Of The Dogs by Lee Pletzers, Once Bitten - Not So Shy by Sirrah Medeiros, Lie Canthropy by Jerry McKinney, The Seventh Son by Melissa Stevens, Mouretta by Linda M. Lovecraft, Solitary by Michael Bertolini, Wolf Killer by Mikel B. Classen, The Investigation by Jennifer Tucker

Check out the Amazon and Smashwords links I have provided and check out other great books by Mary.

Mary L. Underwood is indeed a Woman In Horror!

Blaze McRob 


Monday, February 19, 2018

SHAY WEST - WOMAN IN HORROR





Shay West is my Woman In Horror today! Shay writes pure horror and also creates genre mixes, blending science fiction into many of her stories. To me, this is a great blend, and Shay is a master at it.

Much in the way of sci-fi today is more reality and science backed than many people believe. Shay does an excellent job of portraying time travel in her The Adventures of Alexis Davenport series, for example. I love anything to go with time travel, worm holes, and all that goes with it. Add in her science background in Human Medical Genetics, and you'll see why Shay is able to take you on some fantastic rides into the world of horror.

I stole this from Shay's website  http://shay-west.com/ :

"Shay West was born in Longmont, CO and earned a doctorate degree in Human Medical Genetics from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, CO. Dr. West currently lives in Grand Junction, CO with her two cats. When not writing novels, she plays with plushie microbes and teaches biology classes at Colorado Mesa University. She is the author of the Portals of Destiny series, the Adventures of Alexis Davenport series, and Organ Reapers. She has also been published in several anthologies: Battlespace (military scifi), Orange Karen (fund raiser), Ancient New (fantasy, steampunk, etc), and Horror in Bloom.

Shay is what you would call a nerd. Some call her geek but it really all means the same thing. Her passion for all things science is matched by her love for all things fantastical and magical…and tough guy movies. She would love to say she likes long walks on the beach but she’d be lying. Hiking through pine and aspen forests is more her style.

Her exuberance about her favorite subjects or good news often results in a high pitched noise that only teens at a Justin Bieber concert can hear and emulate. The technical word for this is squeee and is usually perfectly safe although some have complained about damage to their eardrums. This will usually clear up in a day or so."

Interesting tid-bits from a fascinating lady. Check her website and keep on top of her latest goodies coming out, as well as information on some books you might not have read and blasts from the past.
Another great thing about Shay: her publisher went belly-up and Shay took control of her books' destiny and re-published them herself. I get upset when people do the moan and groan type of thing and just let their treasures sit dormant when their publishers go away. Shay is not a dormant lady. Go girl go!


My favorite book of Shay's is Organ Reapers It has everything you could ask for in a great read. The free sample on Amazon should convince you of that.




Book description:

 Detective Elliott “Eli” Robinson and his new partner, Ava Aguilar, are baffled by a series of brutal murders happening in their fair city.
No evidence, no eyewitnesses...only mutilated corpses with missing internal organs.

When Eli and Ava stumble on evidence of similar gruesome crimes around the globe, they realize there is more to the murders, but the answers continue to elude them. In a race against time, Eli and Ava must figure out who is behind the killings and stop them before more people die.
But the answers will take them out of their comfort zone and into the realm of the fantastic: another world with a different set of rules, and a leader who has no qualms about killing.


Peruse more of Shay's fantastic books. Shay West is most certainly a Woman In Horror!


Blaze McRob


Sunday, February 18, 2018

DONA FOX - WOMAN IN HORROR




Dona Fox is my Woman In Horror today! Believe me when I say that she is one fantastic author.  She and I met courtesy of Blog Talk Radio, via Viktor Aurelius, and my little buddy Mary G. Fortier-Schutz. Mary and her husband David told me to give a listen to the show, actually a series of them, where Viktor and his guests would talk about the anthology Terror Train. Dona was on the second show.


"Tonight we will chat with several more of the authors of TERROR TRAIN. Joining us tonight are Dale Hollin, Murphy Edwards, Thomas Malafarina, Dona Fox, Aaron Besson, and William Cook. Also joining us are Editor Krista Clark Grabowski and Artist Stephen Cooney.

The Terror Train rides, from city to city, from village to village, through states, across rivers and mountains. If only it could tell its tales of grisly murder, of demonic pacts, black holes into different dimensions and portals to other realms where the ghosts of train robbers hunt in perpetuity for that elusive bullion filled carriage that cost them their immortal souls. Behold the terrors the train has witnessed, see firsthand the horrors it has lived through and when you get on board, pray, pray you've entered the right one, on the right track, the one that does not lead to oblivion...

Terror Train contains stories by new and established authors, with a guest story by William F. Nolan. All aboard!"

By the way, it is still possible to listen to the show since it is still in the archives.

I have mentioned it below, but I will mention it again here. In my humble opinion, the best way for you to get acquainted with Dona's great writing would be to read her short story collection Dark Tales From The Den. It is over the top great, and it is all Dona. I call them as I see them and this is a great collection.



I believe this collection of short stories to be Dona's most exquisite display of her mastery at the craft. This is horror not to be missed!

Book description:

Find within seventeen unsettling tales that will ooze under your skin, cozy little tales that twist slowly strange and violent-delightfully dark. There’s a mean doll, a box full of bones-and newspaper clippings, a bank robbery gone horribly wrong-for almost everyone. Daddy’s last train, and the train Uncle Frank catches again and again, a haunted carousel that sparks up the night, an alien abduction, a meeting with the evil Lilith. Foxes. A girl you wouldn't want to meet in a bar-if you value your ink, a drug of the future with certain finality about it. Many graves dug, barns to die in, and ghosts and more ghosts. Seep into this book.

Editorial Reviews

Review
"Dona Fox had me with her first story, 'Smoky Martini.' Creepy and atmospheric, it sets the stage for Dark Tales from the Den, her new collection of shorts. My favorites, along with 'Smoky Martini,' were 'Crawlspace'--suitably claustrophobic and disturbing--and thedevastating 'Grace at the End.' Fox shows her deft hand for creatingatmosphere and mood in these 18 shorts. Very much recommended!"
-John F.D. Taff, Bram Stoker-Nominated Author of The End in All Beginnings.

"You know that feeling when you suddenly wake from a nightmare, your heartracing and your body shaking with terror? That's the feeling DONA FOX captures with every macabre story in this excellent collection. She masterfullycrafts each tale with an eerie, dream-like quality. My personalfavorites were the creepy 'Crawl Space' and 'Grace at the End,' butevery story is a heartfelt gem that will leave you breathless. I amblown away by Fox's talent and eagerly await her next work.
-J. MICHAEL MAJOR, multi-award winning author of ONE MAN'S CASTLE.

About the Author

Dona Fox writes short stories and poetry - horror and dark fantasy infused with bits of science fiction and the paranormal. Dona spent her childhood on the Ferris wheel in Oaks Park just over the Sellwood Bridge in Portland, Oregon. From there she went to Seattle, Washington where she hung out in the semi-famous Last Exit on Brooklyn and the infamous Hideout Bar. Specters from the Northwest's forests, Portland's bridges and Seattle's Pike and Pine streets may creep into her dark tales. Currently, Dona lives near California’s gold country with an Abyssinian cat, a Standard Schnauzer, her husband, and foxes. Online, you can find Dona at www.facebook.com/dona.foxsturgess and Twitter @_DonaFox and Twitter and Twitter @_DonaFox.


Read Dona's other great books and stories as well. I'm sure that after reading this collection that you'll be hooked on her writing.

Amazon bio:

Dona Fox writes short stories and poetry - horror and dark fantasy infused with bits of science fiction. Coming from the Pacific Northwest, specters from the Northwest's forests, Portland's bridges and Seattle's streets may creep into her dark tales.

DARK TALES FROM THE DEN is Dona's first collection--on these dark pages there is no distinction between the living and the dead for ghosts do walk beside us and the paranormal is normal here. A touch of Lovecraft in one tale, an alien abduction in another--or was it? Facts blend with fiction so easily in the Dark. Settle in with a Smoky Martini and end up in The Darkest Den. Sort the books to the right by "Most Reviews" and Dark Tales' bright blue cover should come up on top.

DARKER TALES FROM THE DEN - Seventeen darker tales. Stories of death, ghosts, and wicked delusions. Poisons, secrets, and lovers from the past. Murders by curse, serpents’ fangs, herbs, and flowers. The discovery of crystal bones, the smell of singed gossamer wings, the sound of a wooden puppet dancing in the dark and the touch of a cold hand beneath the grave. Look for the book with the identical picture to Dark Tales except for the colors, Darker Tales appears to be on fire!



Dona Fox writes super horror and is a most deserving Woman In Horror!

Blaze McRob. 


Saturday, February 17, 2018

W. J. HOWARD - WOMAN IN HORROR



W. J. Howard is my Woman In Horror today! She is on a bit of a break from social media because she wants to work on her projects. Nothing wrong with that. The sooner she writes more great books, the happier I'll be.

From some of Wendy's past posts:
"W. J. (Wendy) Howard writes dark stories mixed with comedy for all ages. Her main focus is creating fast-paced, action-packed stories that read like video games. Wendy appreciates unconventional methods of publishing and released the first in The Courier series, Call For Obstruction, by tweeting it on Twitter. 

Wendy has loved horror since the age of four, when her grandmother let her watch the movie, The Crawling Hand. She was instantly addicted and watched every movie she could on Creature Features and Svengoolie on Chicago TV while she was growing up. Writing horror came natural, especially of the short variety.

After a few years in Catholic school and a nun who wielded a thick ruler, she grew into an obsession with good vs evil. She studies world religions and philosophy for the fun of it and her work is greatly influenced by these things."


Amazon bio:

Wendy Howard writes dark stories mixed with comedy for all ages. Her main focus is creating action-packed stories for young people with more of a mind for gaming than reading. She grew up in an average American middle-class home with her parents and two younger sisters. Today she lives near Denver, Colorado with her growing family.

At the age of twenty-two, Wendy joined the U.S. Air Force and began a career in computer technology that lasted twenty years. During eight years of military service, she spent a few years in Germany before moving to Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1990. She settled in Colorado after leaving the service and doesn’t plan to live anywhere else until the wind carries her ashes from the mountains out of the state.




Check out all of Wendy's great links. She's waiting for you to drop by. You'll find me there a lot. I know the cool people who care about the craft, and Wendy Howard is certainly one of them. To see her latest information, go to http://wjhoward.com

W. J. Howard is a Woman In Horror!


Blaze McRob


Friday, February 16, 2018

BILLIE-JO WILLIAMS - WOMAN IN HORROR






Billie-Jo Williams is my Woman In Horror today! I met her on Twitter a while back. With each passing day, I am getting to like Twitter more and more. Had it not been for the tweets between Billie, her friends, my friends, and me, I would probably still be unaware of Billie and her great novels. I got carried away into her world of dragons via her nine part The Destiny Of Dragons series.
 
The Destiny Of Dragons: BookOne: The Book Of Wrath is the first in this series. Follow Billie-Jo as she weaves a tale of superb fantasy, with great action, magic, mythical beasts, romance, and more. As you can tell from her picture above, Billie-Jo is ready to get into action at a moment's notice.

This great book has 445 pages and is only .99. That's right! This is a great deal! Get to know all about the beginning of The Destiny Of Dragons. You'll get sucked right in to the action!

Amazon bio:
                                                         
Born in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK, died who knows where, I'm on a quest to become a full-time writer, in order to fulfill a life-long dream. I can't remember a time when I didn't write and can't imagine a time when I won't. Having lived without electricity for a time, necessity sparked my love affair with writing, as it was easier to write than read in poor light. No one else had written the story I wanted to read and my characters yearned to live and breathe, so I had to bring them to life!

Now I write for the experience and the pleasure, for it is my passion, my religion, my parent, my councilor: my identity. I write because I don't know how not to! My head is full of stories all jostling for position and it's never a matter of which book to write next, for I work on concurrent projects.

My literary inspirations are an eclectic lot ranging from English and French classics, to graphic novels, historical biographies, Japanese manga and great fantasy, of course.

The Destiny of Dragons is a nine headed Hydra of a series, combining action, adventurous quests, distinct characters, environmental concerns, good vs evil, imagination, loss, magic, myriad detail, mythical beasts, romance, sharp imagery, triumphs and more. The fantasy only builds as the books progress. It has been crafted with much care and attention, penned with love, blood, sweat and tears, so all nine books are intricately linked. The series has been completed and book eight will follow in early 2018, fingers crossed!

This is the great book that starts off the Destiny Of Dragons series, and a great one it is. 



This is the blockbuster book that started it all! This is a not to be missed novel!

Book description:

Damned by greedy Emperor Azmyth and his weak heir, Grand Prince Len, the Imperial Capital of Ay is winked out in one terrible moment by the mysterious Dark Destruction. Ill prepared for the rigours of leadership, Len leans upon his talented personal protector, Kai Canarbis, but as Kai spirits the unworthy imperial heirs through the disintegrating empire, in search of sanctuary and support, they must endure the karma of the Vallely dynasty’s crimes.

Caught in arrogant, na├»ve Len’s web, Kai seeks to disentangle his master out of an impending sticky mess, his only reward being his blossoming romance with Grand Princess Anna. However, having been badly wounded by the herald of the Dark Destruction, even the incredibly accomplished Kai falls victim to circumstance.
A desperate, but doomed quest to save the empire leads across land, sea and ice, into enemy-occupied territory, but as the unfathomable Dark Destruction continues to ravage the realm, there might not be an empire remaining for anyone to claim. 



Get caught up in the majesty of the world Billie has prepared for you, my friends.

Billie-Jo Williams is a Woman In Horror!


Blaze McRob


Thursday, February 15, 2018

NICOLE STOREY - WOMAN IN HORROR


Nicole Storey is my Woman In Horror today! Nicole has a way with YA/fantasy/paranormal tales. Not only that, but her books in her Grimsley Hollow series are dedicated to all children with disabilities.

From Goodreads:
"The series is about Gage Gilbert, an eleven-year-old boy who has Autism, loves Halloween, and has no friends. Although he has always been happy with the safety and security of his family, he longs for a real friend and adventure - not just the ones he makes up in his head. Then, he meets Eve. Eve is a young witch from another world called Grimsley Hollow. It's where all magical beings live in safety and peace, but their world is in trouble. Gage is the only one who can help save them from an evil witch who has taken control. With Eve's help (along with a sarcastic pixy, a trouble-making werewolf, and a half-vampire), Gage travels to Grimsley Hollow. Together, they begin a journey that will change them all. It's a dangerous race against evil, where creatures unheard of stalk the land under a harvest moon and monsters that only exist in dreams become real. Gage wanted friends and adventure, but he had no idea they would come at such a dangerous price. Can one autistic boy defeat an evil witch and help save his new friends? Travel to Grimsley Hollow and find out!"
 
From Nicole:

"On a more personal note, I’d like to introduce my Grimsley Hollow series to those who are not aware. These award-winning, bestselling books give #specialneeds children a hero of their own to cheer for. Middle-grade (#MG) #Fantasy with a touch of #Halloween, this series is suitable for kids ages 10 and up.

Special needs children only want to have friends and to be accepted for who they are. Together, we can make this happen."


"I really love this! As a father and grandfather with children who are Autistic, I have to honor Nicole for what she is doing. Bravo, my friend!" Blaze McRob
Amazon bio:

Nicole Storey is the author of the Grimsley Hollow series - a middle-grade fantasy with a touch of paranormal and a lot of Halloween - and the award-winning Celadon Circle, a YA series inspired by the show, "Supernatural." She lives near Atlanta, Georgia with her husband, two children, and a menagerie of pets. When she isn't fighting demons or traveling to distant lands with potty-mouthed pixies, she enjoys reading, blogging, cooking, gardening, and spending time with her family.

Nicole would love to hear from you! Connect with her on social media here:

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/NicoleStorey


Nicole's fantastic books are not only for children. I purchased all of them and love every one! Nicole Storey is a Woman In Horror!

Blaze McRob



Wednesday, February 14, 2018

MARIANNE HALBERT - WOMAN IN HORROR






  
Marianne Halbert is my Woman In Horror today! Marianne is one interesting lady. She writes great psychological horror, my favorite kind, and endears me to her stories by the fact she leaves a lot to the imagination, not dumbing down the reader. Her readers are intelligent enough to choose her fantastic books and she wants to leave that as is. Over-description can rob a reader of imagination. Suspense is where it's at. She prefers supernatural horror to real-life horror. Marianne gets plenty of that at her job being the Criminal Justice Director at NAMI, Indiana, and from being involved with Crisis Intervention Teams.


Amazon bio:


Marianne Halbert spends too much time pondering the things that go bump in the night. She grew up in the heartland devouring mysteries and horror, and loves to read and write anything quirky, spooky, downright creepy, surprising or moving. While she abhors gore for gore's sake, she thrills on creating tension, and edge-of-your-seat suspense, and shades-of-gray characters that make you think of them years after the pages have closed. Her stories have appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines on the cutting edge of speculative fiction. Keep your flashlight and blanket handy, and keep up with her at http://halbertfiction.webs.com

I believe the best book to acquaint yourself with Marianne's mastery at the craft would be Wake Up and Smell The Creepy. Why? This is a short story collection with an eclectic array of genres and genre mixes. She is definitely not a stuck in a rut author.





 
Some mystery...some sci fi...some horror...all dark.

As you hover between wakefulness and wandering back to your dreams, a man struggles to prove he’s in control of his own destiny, while a psychiatric patient proclaims he is the new dawn of mankind. As you hit the snooze and pull the covers over your shoulder to elude a chill, a lawyer makes a desperate attempt to save a client accused of a thorny murder, while a man in mid-life crisis buys a key that opens a used car and the answers to an unsolved mystery. As you shuffle to the coffee pot, revenge already sits cold on the table, and the plot for a ghostly mass murder is brewing. So drink your coffee. Open your eyes. It’s time to wake up. And smell the creepy.

Don't limit yourself to this one read, my friends. Check out Marianne's other great books. Marianne Halbert is a true Woman In Horror!


Blaze McRob


Tuesday, February 13, 2018

DINA RAE - WOMAN IN HORROR







Dina Rae is my Woman In Horror today! Dina and I go back a ways, courtesy of Kathryn Meyer Griffith. I had posted a Five Star review of one of Kathryn's novels and Dina asked if I would like to read and review Halo Of The Damned for her. I did, and she got a great Five Star review from me. A lot of her novel deals with what is written in the Book of Enoch. I have a distinct fascination for the book and was very impressed not only with Dina's research, but the manner in which she wrote such a chilling tale. I won't get into a discussion of my religious beliefs or non-beliefs, it's no one's business but mine, but I honestly believe the folks who threw the books of the Bible together flat out goofed by not including Enoch.
 
Dina Rae is always encouraging other horror writers, giving pep talks, kind words about authors' books, and the sort. There is no aloofness to this lady. She is a class act all the way. I find it particularly intriguing that she is a Christian and is still able to write of the Dark. But then again, is there not the Light and the Dark? Dina is able to shake away some of the established precepts saying that a Christian should not believe in the things she believes in. She is able to because she does the research and finds the answers. And one of her biggest sources of information is the Bible. This is not a statement about religion from my pen. The point I wish to make is that it is possible to maintain your beliefs and still think objectively. Dina Rae does that.

Dina is a master at her craft, an inspiration for all writers regardless of gender, and a super lady!

I want to take a moment here and explain that Dina delves into research - hard, factual research - not only about Angels, Nephilim, and the human touch, but she also goes to great lengths to discuss her theories, which make a lot of sense to me, about other variants of horror such as Zombies. Many people have in their minds the stereotype of  a virus induced infection spreading around the world. This certainly makes for great story telling, but what about the religion of Voodoo and its precepts. Were not necromancers stated as having the power to raise the dead, or perhaps those who were perceived to be dead? Me? With my schooling in the sciences, I believe a fungal form of disease rather than a virus to be a more viable possibility. The point I'm making is that Dina does not merely jump on the band wagon and write stories in the same manner as everyone else. She reads the facts and comes up with her own conclusions and writes them in a most convincing manner.

Dina's books are great because she wills them to be great. There is no rambling coming from an incoherent mind. Dina is an intelligent, schooled lady. I get angry at some of the reviewers who claim her books are too way out there. Excuse me. She writes fiction. Sure, there is a non-fiction base for much of what she writes, but any fiction writer worth her/his salt mixes the two. And who puts a limit on how far one can go? No one should have this power. Just like Catholics cry foul at me for removing the head of a Pope with a sword in one of my stories, it's fiction, people. Get a grip. For Free Masons to complain about Dina's writings tells me they need to get over themselves and their importance. Shove your secret crap up . . . Oh, oh. I pissed someone else off. The point I'm making is no religion or sect is all knowing or all powerful. Believe in what you believe and tolerate the rest of the world and their opinions.

I respect Dina very much and love her stories! I love to read of Angels, Dark as well as Light, demons, the Bible in a new light - not changing the text, but opening ones mind to a different interpretation - and scientific explanations of what might be possibilities on this spinning rock we call home.


Dina's Amazon bio:

Dina Rae has written seven novels. She lives with her husband, two daughters, and two dogs outside of Dallas. She is a Christian, avid tennis player, movie buff, teacher, and self-proclaimed expert on several conspiracy theories. She has been interviewed numerous times on blogs, newspapers, and syndicated radio programs. She enjoys reading about religion, UFOs, New World Order, government conspiracies, political intrigue, and other cultures. The Sequel, Volume 2 of The Best Seller series, is now available and released by Solstice Publishing.
@haloofthedamned
Blog: www.dinaraeswritestuff.blogspot.com
Trailers:
The Sequel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAMlurlxPZs&t=16s
The Best Seller: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQER8wJmaf8
The Last Degree: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkbg6Yy8UKU
Halo of the Damned: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4p89LXZNxOs
FB: https://www.facebook.com/DinaRaeBooks?ref_type=bookmark


Here is Dina's latest novel:




Dina Rae rolls out another great novel. The Sequel: Volume 2. Dina blends sci-fi and conspiracy theory to craft a marvelous book. I have always been amazed at the way Dina always stays ahead of the curve with her multifaceted tomes. This novel is a brilliant companion to the first in her series: The Best Seller. I would suggest you buy both of these great novels.

Don't miss out on what Dina Rae has to offer you!

Blaze McRob

Book description:

Maya Smock gets inside of a time capsule and travels back to 1944 Germany. A Nazi doctor forces her to meet his superiors, proving to them all that his invention works. Hitler studies Maya like a laboratory rat at his Eagle’s Nest and then introduces her to the Reptilians. She plummets deep into the hollow earth. Will she ever get home? Only Maya’s next novel can show her friends how to get her back.
As Operation Chrome expands, General Andreas steals more babies. He believes that he is saving them from an extraterrestrial agenda connected with World War II. The hybrid babies have grown.
They are here. They will take what is theirs.



So, my friends, Dina does all of the above and more. Her stories are great. Read them. You'll see what I mean.

Dina Rae is a Woman In Horror!


Blaze McRob





Monday, February 12, 2018

CLAIRE C. RILEY - WOMAN IN HORROR




http://www.amazon.com/Claire-C-Riley/e/B00CCCSF06/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1424032682&sr=1-1

https://www.facebook.com/ClaireCRileyAuthor

https://www.facebook.com/claire.riley.9216?fref=ts

http://www.clairecriley.com/

https://twitter.com/ClaireCRiley

Claire C. Riley is my Woman In Horror today! Claire is a very talented author, writing dark paranormal and horror. Her sales and rankings are to be admired, but that is to be expected when one considers the mastery at the craft that she possesses. Not only is she a fantastic author, she also has a super blog where she spreads the word about others in the horror community. Other authors' book releases, interviews, cover reveals, and more can be found there.

Since Claire has  many great books out.  Check out her Amazon Author page http://www.amazon.com/Claire-C-Riley/e/B00CCCSF06/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1424032682&sr=1-1 for more of her great books. Her website http://www.clairecriley.com/ will tell you more about the different series she has. Limerance is a series you won't want to miss. While you're there, don't forget to take a peek at her Author Resources and Authors she Loves.

Odium ( The Dead Saga ) is my favorite book of Claire's. What we have here is a chilling, dark tale of Deaders and humanity, both at their worst. Inside the walled refuges to keep humans safe from the Deaders, life is not much better than what it is where the groadies roam. There is no bright side to existence at all. I often tell people to read the book samples on Amazon and Smashwords. This is where you can discover a new favorite author. I look for flow and a compelling story line. If I'm hooked early, I know it's a must buy. And this is the case here. Claire writes dystopian horror at its best. Read the beginning of this super tale and you will see what I mean.


https://www.amazon.com/Odium-Dead-Saga-Book-1-ebook/dp/B00FLUTJ74/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

Book description:

It's better to die by the gun than die by the dead.

Nina’s life was irrevocably changed when humanity’s dead began to rise.

Now, she lives behind the walls.

The barricaded cities, erected by the government to protect the remnants of civilization, have become a brutal dictatorship- causing the inhabitants within to starve, steal and claw for survival. Life behind the walls has become as terrifying as roaming the zombie-ridden landscape beyond.

Citizens trade what they can to gain food, water, and shelter. Nina has only one currency—her body and she is tired of submitting herself to the greedy hands of the self-proclaimed leaders.

An opportunity to escape presents itself in the fate of a young girl named Emily-Rose. For the price of a stale piece of bread, she is set for banishment from the city, and most likely a horrific death at the hands of the deaders. Nina tells herself that it is sympathy and not self-preservation that makes her follow the young girl out of the walled metropolis, and into the overgrown world beyond.
Unused to fighting the deaders, Nina tries to scrounge for her survival and against her better judgment, begins to care for Emily-Rose. However, when you have a bread-stealing liability providing your only back up, survival seems even tougher. Nina is forced to fight for their lives, and with every zombie slain, she becomes fiercer, faster – a grim reaper with her not-so-sharp butcher’s knife.

Along the path to a safe-haven that might not exist, Nina and Emily-Rose meet Mikey who introduces them to a new life they could not imagine, a life above the ground. However, this new world brings new dangers, and darker shadows than she knew.

Nina finds out that the deaders aren’t the only thing to fear beyond the wall.

And that fear will not be ignored, or Forgotten.


Amazon bio:


Claire C Riley is a USA Today Bestselling author as well as a #1 Bestselling British Horror Author. Her works include: Odium The Dead Saga Series, Odium 0.5 Novella Series, Limerence (The Obsession Series) Twisted magic Series, Thicker Than Blood Series and Shut Up & Kiss Me.
She writes dark twisty words, is a lover of epic romances, and an eater of cake!
She writes characters that are realistic and kills them without mercy.
She lives in the UK with her three young daughters, husband, and scruffy dog.
https://www.facebook.com/ClaireCRileyAuthor
www.clairecriley.com

This post only touches on a sample of who Claire C. Riley is and what she writes. Read the free samples of her books on Amazon, and check out the posts I have provided to find out more. You'll be glad you did.

Claire C. Riley is a Woman In Horror!


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