Thursday, November 16, 2017

THE ROGUES GALLERY: THE ILLUSTRATED POLICE NEWS




http://www.amazon.com/Rogues-Gallery-Illustrated-Police-News-ebook/dp/B00HVT8L2C/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

 The Rogues Gallery: The Illustrated Police News, from Firbolg Publishing, is 171 pages of pure Gothic delight. My story, Ominous Atonement, is included. There is some great art in this tome courtesy of The Illustrated Police News. In fact, all the great authors in this tome wrote their tales to these pictures. Might I say that even though my story is a tad gruesome, as are many of the other tales, I had a lot of fun writing mine. Tells you a lot about me, doesn't it?

Check this out! Hit the free sample on Amazon and read what's there. You'll want to read the rest. Guaranteed.

Blaze McRob

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Book description:


 A newspaper vendor in the nineteenth century could always ensure sales with the gruesome cry “Murder! ‘Orrible Murder!” Published around 1870, the Victorian tabloid The Illustrated Police News took this sales tactic to heart. It had the largest circulation of any periodical of its time. The public devoured a weekly diet of real-life horrors deliberately calculated to churn the strongest stomach and boost the next issue’s sales. The Rogues Gallery has resurrected these disturbing, morbid images to bring you a collection of flash fiction as equally frightening. Using Victorian England's murder and mayhem as their inspiration, dozens of authors will haunt your nightmares long after the lights go out. Three Gothic tales of terror from the masters Poe, Lovecraft, and Thackeray round out this macabre Rogues Gallery of terror. With an introduction from DarkMedia's Eva Layne, remember this... you have been warned.  

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

AMAZON AUTHOR PAGE FOR NICOLE STOREY



The link above is for Nicole Storey's Amazon Author Page. You will be sure to find some great books there. I know: I have them. On another note, we're getting into the gift giving season. Nicole has both ebooks and paperbacks for sale. A lot of folks would be thrilled to receive these great gifts!

Check out Nicole's great books!

Blaze McRob

Sunday, November 12, 2017

TALES FROM THE LAKE VOLUME 4



Tales From The Lake Volume 4, is the latest release from Crystal Lake Publishing. And a grand book it is! Take a look at the TOC below and you will see some of the greatest horror authors in the world. This is one fantastic anthology. I suggest you get yours now.

Blaze McRob



Book description:

The Legend Continues…
Twenty-four heart-rending tales with elements of terror, mystery, and a nightmarish darkness that knows no end.
Welcome to my lake. Welcome to where dreams and hope are illusions…and pain is God.
  • This anthology begins with Joe R. Lansdale’s The Folding Man, one of his darkest stories ever written.
  • Kealan Patrick Burke’s Go Warily After Dark pulls us into a desolated world, and reminds us of the price of survival: a guilt that seeps into the marrow.
  • Damien Angelica Walter’s Everything Hurts, Until it Doesn’t places us in the middle of a family whose secrets and traditions are thicker than blood.
  • Jennifer Loring’s When the Dead Come Home explores a loss so dark, that even the stars are sucked into its melancholic vacuum.
In the spirit of popular Dark Fiction and Horror anthologies such as Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories and Behold: Oddities, Curiosities and Undefinable Wonders, and the best of Stephen King’s short fiction, comes Crystal Lake Publishing’s Tales from The Lake anthologies.
This fourth volume of Speculative Fiction contains the following short stories:
  • Jennifer Loring – When the Dead Come Home
  • Joe R. Lansdale – The Folding Man
  • Kealan Patrick Burke – Go Warily After Dark
  • T. E. Grau – To the Hills
  • Damien Angelica Walters – Everything Hurts, Until it Doesn’t
  • Sheldon Higdon – Drowning in Sorrow
  • Max Booth III – Whenever You Exhale, I Inhale
  • Bruce Golden – The Withering
  • JG Faherty – Grave Secrets
  • Hunter Liguore – End of the Hall
  • David Dunwoody – Snowmen
  • Timothy G. Arsenault – Pieces of Me
  • Maria Alexander – Neighborhood Watchers
  • Timothy Johnson – The Story of Jessie and Me
  • Michael Bailey – I will be the Reflection Until the End
  • E.E. King – The Honeymoon’s Over
  • Darren Speegle – Song in a Sundress
  • Cynthia Ward – Weighing In
  • Michael Haynes – Reliving the Past
  • Leigh M. Lane – The Long Haul
  • Mark Cassell – Dust Devils
  • Del Howison – Liminality
  • Gene O’Neill – The Gardener
  • Jeff Cercone – Condo by the Lake
With an introduction by editor Ben Eads. Cover art by Ben Baldwin. Proudly represented by Crystal Lake Publishing – Tales from The Darkest Depths.

Additional book categories:
  • Horror
  • Suspense
  • Thriller
  • Mystery
  • Short stories
  • Anthologies
  • Horror anthology
  • US Fiction
  • Lovecraftian / Lovecraft
  • Dark Fantasy
  • Monsters
  • Occult
  • Supernatural
  • Haunted house and ghosts
  • Myths and Legends

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

WINTER OF ZOMBIE BLOG TOUR


http://www.jaywilburn.com/winter-zombie-2017-master-schedule/

Hit the link above and find out who will be presenting what and when they will be doing it. That's a mouthful, but there are many of your favorite Zombie authors zipping around this month, and they all will be presenting much to know about these undead nasties. Head over there now and visit along with the rest of the cool kids!

Blaze McRob

Monday, November 6, 2017

KILLING IT SOFTLY 2



Killing It Softly 2 is a fantastic all-women anthology of great horror from many of the most talented women authors around. Read the book description below and you will agree that this big tome is well worth your time. Thirty-eight great stories by thirty-eight great authors. Get your copy now!

Blaze McRob



Book description:

The Best by Women in Horror

The first ‘Killing It Softly’ was just the tip of the iceberg…
Beneath the icy depths of this next installment, you’ll be plunged into a world where 38 female horror writers give you a glimpse of their inner-demons, unleashing the hell-fire they suppress in the ‘real’ world. It will disturb you to discover what really lurks inside their minds, because many of these stories delve into pain that can only be experienced by women—leaving you unhinged as you curl up with them during their darkest hour.
Post-partum depression, hording, anorexia, and mental health will be brought to light when viewed through the shadowy perspective of cognitive deception.
Sci-fi, romance, steam-punk, and fantasy intertwine with horror to deliver unsettling, chilling stories; traditional tales of witches, zombies, werewolves, and vampires will be told in twisted new ways that will shock, unnerve, and even repulse you…and within these pages, sometimes new monsters will arise from the ashes.
You may even discover that women can not only write good horror…but in some cases, can do it better.

Part 1 – Another Space, Another Time
The Whims of My Enemy – Amanda J. Spedding
A Moveable Feast – Jenny Blackford
Softly into the Morning – L. D. Colter
Whispers in the Wax – Tonia Brown
The Screaming Key – Lillian Csernica
Framed – Diana Catt
Bloody Rain – Rie Sheridan Rose
The Idlewild Letters – H.R. Boldwood
Kristall Tag – Holly Newstein
The Adventure of My Ignoble Ancestress – Nancy Holder

Part II – Monster Party
The Devil’s in the Details – Stacey Longo
Octavia – Chantal Boudreau
The Skeench – Debra Robinson
Sandcastle Sacrifices – Jennifer Brozek
Unfilial Child – Laurie Tom
Milk and Cookies – M.J. Sydney
Figaro, Figueroa – Karen Heuler
Scarecrow – Vonnie Winslow Crist
A Great and Terrible Hunger – Elaine Cunningham

Part III – Cognitive Deception
Belongings – Abra Staffin-Wiebe
Evil Little Girl – Barb Goffman
Blue – Julie Travis
The Devil Inside – Shannon Connor Winward
Shining Brook and the Ice Moon Spirit – Jean Graham
Damaged Goods – Lindsey Goddard
Project Handbasket – Rebecca J. Allred
Behind the Eight Ball – Lena Ng
A Faithful Companion – Deborah Sheldon
Omega – Airika Sneve

Part IV – The Changed and the Undead
Little Fingers – Christine Morgan
Golden Rule – Donna J. W. Munro
Fifth Sense – Tina Rath
Cycle – Rebecca Fraser
The Hand of God – Gerri Leen
Vile Deeds – Suzie Lockhart
The Holy Spear – Barbara A. Barnett
Skin and Bones – Rebecca Snow
Death Warmed Over – Rachel Caine

Thursday, November 2, 2017

LET'S SCARE CANCER TO DEATH - GREAT ANTHOLOGY FOR A SUPER CAUSE!



Let's Scare Cancer To Death, from May December Publications LLC, has many great stories from super authors and all the proceeds go to The V Foundation For Cancer Research. I have a story within this tome titled The Judas Contingent. This anthology is available for only .99 on Kindle. It is also available in paperback for $13.95, a great price for a 334 page book. Either version has all the proceeds going to cancer research.  

I guarantee the horrific stories in this anthology will sate your horror appetites. Give it a try.

Thank you.




Blaze McRob


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Book description: 

 Cancer.

For millions, there is no word that inspires more fear. It is about time to give some payback. Enter a cadre of talented authors with a common purpose: to SCARE cancer to death.

Okay, the premise may seem silly, but the truth is that these writers have all given their stories freely in hopes that you will be enticed to come check out this anthology. Every penny generated will be given in a quarterly check the The V Foundation for Cancer Research. So, when you purchase this book, you are tossing your hat in the ring with people who are out to eradicate a killer that has touched far too many lives.

Join us, and Let's Scare Cancer to Death!

with Eli Constant, Alyn Day, Heath Stallcup, Gregory Carrico, T. Fox Dunham, Claire C. Riley, Armand Rosamilia, Catie Rhodes, J. Thorn, Chantal Boudureau, Mark Tufo, Michael James McFarland, Julianne Snow, Blaze McRob, TW Brown, and Rhonda Hopkins.
By *lizzie starr on March 31, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
Cancer is frightening enough, and this anthology is definitely well on the way to achieving its title—and scaring cancer to death! As with any anthology, I enjoyed some tales more than others, but recommend them all. Who knew there were so many takes on Zombies? Or mystic cancer treatments? Or survival...and death?

We’ve all been touched by cancer in some way and these stories contain characters to cheer and cry for. At times, they’ll make your heart hurt. But don’t worry...there’s a zombie around the next corner! This volume is a must read for any horror fan.

By fluffyredfox on May 9, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
All the author dedications are heart breaking, so many people’s lives are touched by the dreaded big C. Here is to finding a cure, fast.

Z Children by Eli Constant: It is the start of the zompoc and Suz, Dad and the twins must make it out of town to their boat whilst dodging the zombies who are primarily children.
The reasons for the start of the zompoc are really well laid out, the back story made me care for this little family so the ending was a real shock.
I really enjoyed this writing style so another author to be on the lookout for.

Of the Dead by Alyn Day: a toughened foraging unit comes across a child “zed”; or is she just a wild child trying to survive?
As many of the unit are mourning fathers the emotions brought to the surface on the trip back to base and the scientists are really well played out by the author.
I love the twisted endings, so not expected. Another fantastic writer.

Memories by Heath Stallcup: the author physically brings you along for the ride on this tale as he drags you around a research facility whilst he unloads his story upon you.
The sordid tale carried on around me and I was so absorbed that the ending, again, gave me a real thump to the heart.
HS has managed to pull off a spectacular PoV perspective with not even the slightest error. Not surprisingly he is already one of my favourite authors.

Project Arizona by Greg Carrico: poor Henry, he is a sad and misplaced man in a long line of hidden experiments, of which the author keeps us in the dark about.
But the telltale zombie theme is there, along with a strange flensing obsession.
A strange little late that has an even weirder ending. Not sure what I read but I really liked it!

Just Life by T.Fox Dunham: “dragging its colon behind like a dead snake” – has to be my favourite line from the whole book, it made me feel a little nauseous and smile at the same time.
Robert, the main character, has just recovered from a strange surgery where his tumour went wild and attacked a surgeon!
Now Retribution has begun which looks suspiciously like a George Romero film set.
Essentially this is a beautiful love story another really fantastic ending.

Choices by Claire C. Riley: Adam had completed his cancer treatment but now all Hell has broken loose and he is unable to find out his final test results.
He risks life and limb to try and find his medical notes but thankfully there is Old Yella to help him out.
The moral of the story seems a little undone at the end but wow I really enjoyed the characters in this one.

Dying Days Mortality by Armand Rosamila: two good men are trying to do right by their dying wives.
A dilemma is set before one of them and a decision is made.
The emotions run really high in this book and AR does not shy away from rubbing your face right in there.

Gift Wrapped Box by Catie Rhodes: Kathleen just keeps getting more Hell heaped upon her as she falls for some mumbo jumbo about a cure for her terminal cancer, which actually turns out to be soul eaters!
Not to mention her wicked neighbor is trying to kill her kitten.
A blast from the past and she has a chance to put all things right and as she faces down a massive demon she gets more than she hoped for.
A sad but brilliant ending, really enjoyed the complexity of the story and certainly nothing run of the mill.

Tunnel by J. Thorn: not sure about this story as I really disliked one of the three characters and the other two were just meh for me. Plus the story never really went anywhere IMO.

One Lonely Night by Chantal Boudreaux: Quinn is dying from cancer, but all he desires is death by zombie.
With all the pain surrounding him he is set on his mission and CB does nothing to shy you away from being witness to this painfully honest tale.

Sweet Release by Mark Tufo: Ted’s life is over; his body just needs to catch up.
Kindness seems to be lacking all around him and just one small moment is all he wants.
The tenderness with which this tale is written really made my heart ache.

Uncle by Michael James Macfarland: crippled Uncle has a secret that he brought back from the war.
His constant care is sucking the life from those around him.
The slow but steady build up gives a good indication of what the end will be but it’s still a cracker.

The Legacy by Julianne Snow: they say when you get a terminal diagnosis you begin the grieving process for your own loss of life, one stage of that is anger.
This is the tale of a chap who gets stuck at that stage. Of all these little stories, this one really scared me.

The Judas Contingent by Blaze McRob: my heart bleeds for this wonderfully strong and brave man (the author not the fiction – of all the dedications and bios this one really touched me).
Revenge is the main drive for this story, a well written piece that left me wondering just who are the good guys.

My Name is Charles by TW Brown: what’s worse than dying cancer in the zompoc? Adding dementia into the mix.
Poor fella, having to relive the intial horror over and over again. Fantastic idea with some great writing.

Survival by Rhonda Hopkins: from a bad start where they are captured for who knows what reason Dana and her twin, Sarah, manage a dramatic escape with the help of Meredith. Shame the poor girl is suffering the after effects of chemo treatment.
As the struggle to survive in this new world of horrors occurs the relationship and animosity of work colleagues surfaces adding that emotional twist to the story.
Whilst gore and horror is not lacking in this well written tale it is the emotions that play front and center.

The whole book has a well put together feel to it. I do hope this continues to raise lots of money so that “we” really can Scare Cancer to Death.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

CLUB BLAZE - BY ZACK KULLIS & BLAZE MCROB



Zack Kullis says, "Blaze McRob and I collaborated on a very dark and terrifying anthology called Club Blaze. If you enjoy true horror, then this is for you. Consider it a doorway to a horrifying Halloween."

I can't add a whole lot to what he says. He's spot on. Take a peek at what we have waiting for you. I'm sure you'll love Club Blaze.

Blaze McRob


Book description:

Club Blaze is a novel-length anthology full of tales of pure terror and wicked depravity. This collection of horror stories will either have you leaving the light on at night, or it will have you wishing for a chance to share a drink with the sinister owners and patrons of Club Blaze.

Each tale is more extreme and terrifying than the next. Buy Club Blaze, open your mind and allow it to enter this infernal club as you read. Who knows what doors it might open?

NATIONAL NOVEL WRITING MONTH





On November 1st, National Novel Writing Month begins. Popularly known as NaNoWriMo, this super event has many authors coming together to write a 50,000 word novel by the end of November. I am competing for the 7th year in a row, having a winning streak of six years. My stats show I have written 722,000 words over those years. This year will be a little different for me. My book, Again, damn it!, is a story of abuse, lies, cheating, and religious hypocrisy in the fifties. I usually write straight horror, so even though there will be real-life horror in this tale, there is much more added to the mix. We all have our crosses to bear, and my protagonist will certainly have his. I hope you'll enjoy it when I publish it. 

My wife, Terri DelCampo, will also be competing this year. She was onboard in 2015 and reached her word count before I did. She could wind up whopping me again. One thing is sure: we'll both get our words and more in.

Check the link above and see if this is something for you to do. I believe it toughens an author up by instilling a good work ethic. This amounts to a little less than 1,700 words a day. You can handle that, can't you?

See you at the starting and finish lines. The best of wishes to all of you.

Blaze McRob

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

CLUB BLAZE - BY ZACK KULLIS & BLAZE MCROB - WILL BE OUT ANY DAY NOW!


If you like your horror down and dirty, Zack Kullis and Blaze McRob have an anthology that's right up your alley! Club Blaze, published by Arcane Whispers Press, will be out any day now. That's right: the gnarly brainchild belonging to Zack and me is on the way.

I want to thank Terri DelCampo for stepping in and bailing us out on some technical stuff, and for being our last pair of eyes on it as well. Until now, she had no idea Zack writes the great tales he does. Phrases like "Where did he come up with that?" "Holy shit!" and others were just a part of her exuberance.

The great month ushering in Samhain is the perfect time for this anthology to come rolling out. Grab some M&M's and your favorite beverage, turn the lights as low as you dare, and jump into our journey of extreme horror.

We'll be waiting for you.

Blaze McRob