Wednesday, October 22, 2014

CHAD LUTZKE VISITS WITH REBECCA BOUCHER!

Visit with Chad Lutzke and Rebecca Boucher! Chad delivers an Inspiration 101 lesson you won't want to miss. Go to http://beccab8.blogspot.com/2014/10/what-ifs-chad-lutzke-talks-about.html and get the whole kahuna!

Blaze McRob


What Ifs..... Chad Lutzke Talks About The Inspiration Behind Horror

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Today I am turning the blog over to Chad Lutzke. Chad is an author of many interviews, articles and reviews in the independent movie and music scene. He is also an author, his upcoming book of horror shorts will be released by Dark Moon Press in early 2015. Chad is more than qualified to speak on this subject, and when I read his piece, I have to say I was extremely excited.

Here he is exploring the motivation behind why we write horror. His take is so on the money, and if you never thought of the 'what if's' before, you surely will now. The many levels and outlets of creativity in the paranormal and horror world are hard to pigeon hole. And it's true, we like to be scared when we are in control. And what better way to be in control than if you can close the book or turn off the TV. Just because one can explore those dark corners others shut off, doesn't mean they live there. Well, I'll just let Chad explain it, he does a much better job. Take it away Chad:

 
http://beccab8.blogspot.com/2014/10/what-ifs-chad-lutzke-talks-about.html

Read what Chad has to say at the above link.

KEPT SECRETS, BY CRAIG MCGRAY, IS THIS WEEK'S TERROR TUESDAY!

Step closer, Damnlings. That's right. Closer. Let the Damned whisper in
your ears... KEPT SECRETS http://wp.me/p2iKoL-Kw this week's newest
‪#‎horror‬ from Pen of the Damned's Craig McGray.
Darkness devoured every ounce of light. Opening her eyes, Beth's mind spun, groping for traction as to where she was and how she'd gotten there. The air, musty and thick, made breathing difficult a...
penofthedamned.com
 
Kept Secrets, by Craig McGray, is our Terror Tuesday this week! Go to our link above and read this great story and more by Craig and the rest of the Dark members of the Pen Of The Damned. All for the price of free! 


Blaze McRob

Monday, October 20, 2014

SUPER POST BY ZACK KULLIS ON REBECCA BOUCHER'S GREAT WEBSITE!

Zack Kullis has disclosed some super stuff about himself and his books that is a must read over on Rebecca Boucher's website. http://beccab8.blogspot.com/2014/10/guest-post-zack-kullis.html I only included the introduction here, so go to the link I have provided and read the rest. You'll be happy you did. Zack is a very interesting man and a super author.

Once more, I wish to commend Rebecca for the great job she is doing this month with her interviews. Thank you .

Blaze McRob

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Guest Post: Zack Kullis

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Over the course of the last four years, the years I have really devoted myself to blogging and writing, I have been privileged to meet some amazing authors and artists. These people really exemplify the best in the Indie world. Zack Kullis is one of those people. Through Blaze McRob and VPC, I have had the opportunity to become familiar with Zack's work, and he is truly one of those great horror writers. He takes everything he knows and throws it into his writing. And with his background, he has a lot to draw on.

So for today's horror hop post I'm turning my blog over to Zack. I think he can best explain it all. (And thank you Zack for all the kind words. I know horror guys don't like to be called out as having a soft side, but I think you do ;)  )


http://beccab8.blogspot.com/2014/10/guest-post-zack-kullis.html
Here is the link again for this great post in its totality.


Sunday, October 19, 2014

'68 BUICK WILL BE OUT IN TIME FOR HALLOWEEN!



 Cover for '68 Buick. Artwork by Sue Midlock.




'68 Buick, written by yours truly, Blaze McRob, and published by Visionary Press Collaborative, will be out next week in time for Halloween! I will have more information when it is published, but I am really glad to see this novel come out. For a number of years, it has taken a back seat to other books. I have had a number of editors come and go, one who regrettably died. He was a great guy. I miss you, Dennis.

But now it will be ready for the masses.

This is the first of two back to back novels where all the proceeds are going to my Safe House For Abused Women And Children. So, I hope it sells like crazy and can help bring a little joy to some very special people. A fellow Publisher friend of mine is jumping on board in the fight against domestic violence by donating sales from one of his books as well. We will have a world-wide base. I will allow him to make his statement when the time is right.

I feel it is incumbent on me to help where I can. This is one place where I can help. Notice I am not asking for donations. Buy the book if you wish to read it. The rest is up to me.  

Here are the short and longer versions of my synopsis:

Short version:

How does a dead, immortal reaper transport souls to Hell and still wage a battle for good? Read ’68 Buick and find out.


Longer version:

Robert Anderson, a man plagued by a demon trying to get inside his head, is attacked and killed by this evil entity. But is he really? Satan and God are waging a battle for his soul. God loses when Robert kills himself.

Yet, not is all what it seems. A Reaper actually kills Robert, but the Reaper turns out to be Robert himself. Thus, he is doomed to roam in a limbo fashioned by the hand of the Dark Angel, unable to go to Heaven but too good to go to Hell.

This marks the beginning of his new career: bringing the most despicable souls to the portals of Hell in a ’68 black Buick rag top with red interior, dice, and flames on the front panels. This immortal, dead Grim Reaper does what needs to be done through the power of his mind.

’68 Buick has a lesson to teach all of us: it is never too late to do what is right.
Even from beyond the grave.




If you purchase '68 Buick, I hope you enjoy this action packed tale. I can tell you that every chapter ends in a cliff-hanger, and the following chapter takes off running.


See you next week, my friends. Meet a new Grim Reaper!




Blaze McRob

MOST EVIL ON THE INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY CHANNEL - A YVONNE MASON EXCLUSIVE!


This is a repost of an earlier announcement I made in August. I'm doing it again because my great friend Yvonne Mason loves Halloween, and it is Halloween month, and the fact she is shy about tooting her own horn. I'm not shy. Yvonne Mason writes great horror!

Check out the great headlines about her forthcoming interview, and read her Amazon bio. I am honored to call Yvonne Mason my friend!


Most Evil On the Investigation Discovery Channel
Indie Author Yvonne Mason
 
In Yvonne's words:
"On August 13,2014 I met with and was interviewed by the Producer of Most Evil, one of the shows for the Investigation Discovery Channel. The interview lasted almost three hours. The documentary will be released sometime after January of next year. It has taken seven years for the girls to not only be heard but to be seen as well. Schaefer was an evil monster who destroyed so many lives. I will keep you updated as to the time and day."
 
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I, for one, can hardly wait for this! What a feather in Yvonne's hat. Not only is she a woman In Horror, but she is a caring human being! I am proud to call her friend.
 
 

Background:
The eldest of five children, Yvonne was born May 17, 1951 in Atlanta, Georgia. Raised in East Point, Georgia, she moved to Jackson County, Ga. until 2006 then moved to Port St. Lucie, Florida where she currently makes her home.
Licensed bounty hunter for the state of Georgia.
Education:
After a 34 year absence, returned to college in 2004. Graduated with honors in Criminal Justice with an Associate's degree from Lanier Technical College in 2006.
Awards:
Nominated for the prestigious GOAL award in 2005 which encompasses all of the technical colleges. This award is based not only on excellence in academics but also leadership, positive attitude and the willingness to excel in one's major.
Affiliations:
Beta Sigma Phi Sorority
Member of The Florida Writer's Association - Group Leader for St Lucie County
The Dream:
Since learning to write at the age of five, Yvonne has wanted to be an author. She wrote her first novel Stan's Story beginning in 1974 and completed it in 2006. Publication seemed impossible as rejections grew to 10 years. Determined, she continued adding to the story until her dream came true in 2006.
The Inspiration:
Yvonne's brother Stan has been her inspiration and hero in every facet of her life. He was stricken with Encephalitis at the tender age of nine months. He has defied every roadblock placed in his way and has been the driving force in every one of her accomplishments. He is the one who taught her never to give up
The Author:
Yvonne is currently the author of several novels, including:
Stan's Story- the true story of her brother's accomplishments, it has been compared to the style of Capote, and is currently being rewritten with new information for re-release.
???Tangled Minds - a riveting story about a young girl's bad decision and how it taints everyone's life around her yet still manages to show that hope is always possible. This novel has been compared to the writing of Steinbeck and is currently being written as a screenplay. This novel will be re-released by Kerlak Publishing in 2009
Brilliant Insanity - released by Kerlak Publishing October 2008
Silent Scream - Released by Lulu.com October 2008- Slated to be made into a movie -Listed at #5 in Mainstream Novels for 2008 In Predators and Editors Poll
Yvonne's Philosophy in Life - "Pay it Forward":
"In this life we all have been helped by others to attain our dreams and goals. We cannot pay it back but what we can do is 'pay it forward'. It is a simple concept. By helping three people, those three people help three more people and soon that becomes nine. Those nine people each help three more people and the giving continues. As you see, it is the power of three. Our giving comes back to us ten-fold. So one could say it is three to the power of ten. We all started out with nothing. By using this philosophy we can help one another and share the goodness of life's wealth."
Speaking Engagements:
Yvonne is an accomplished motivational speaker and is available for speaking engagements. Previous engagements include:
April 27,2009 Martin County Member of Panel on Being a Victim
April 6,2009 Book Signing in Vero Beach at Business Block Party
March 7,2009 Brevard Authors Book Fair - Speech on Gerard Schaefer, Florida's First Serial Killer
December 2008- "Commemorative Speech on Gerard Schaefer's Victims - IRSC Vero Beach, Fl
November 2008 - "How to write different genres" Lewis Carroll Sixth Grade Merritt Island, Fl.
April 2008 at IRCC - "How to Sell One's Self in the Business World" presentation to the student body.
April 2008 at The Palm Glades Girl Scouts Council Sixth Annual Luncheon as the featured keynote speaker - "Dreams, Goals and Aspirations" presentation.
May 2007 at Lanier Tech - "Succeeding in Life" Power Point presentation to the student body using the concepts of Stan's Story.
May 2007 at Blackshear Baptist Church - Power Point presentation entitled "Acceptance of Self and Others".
May 2007 at IRCC - "How to Reach Your Goals - It's Never Too Late" presentation to adult women returning to school to become professionals in different fields.
Personal Appearances':
Yvonne has appeared on Blog Talk radio shows:
Now that's what I 'm talking about with Louise Aveni
The Odd Mind with Angel Lesa
She will be appearing on the Cliff Roles show out of Sarasota on Oct 10,2008
And several other shows in the upcoming months
Personal Appearance Circle Books Sarasota, Florida Nov 8,2008
Appeared in The Fort Pierce Tribune, Vero Beach Press, Stuart News and Port St Lucie News
Lewis Carroll Middle School - the Sixth grade class
Book Signings:
Yvonne is available to autograph books and welcomes the opportunity to attend local events, bookstores, conventions, schools, writer's clubs or any other function interested in her books.
Contacting Yvonne:
All inquiries should be directed to Yvonne @ysam51@ysam51@yahoo.com
Yvonne's Online Bookstores - http://thebookattic.ecrater.com
http://stores.lulu.com/theskeletoncloset
http://yvonnemason.wordpress.com



 
 
Blaze McRob

Saturday, October 18, 2014

FIONA J. MCVIE, THE INTERVIEWER, GETS INTERVIEWED HERSELF!







Go to the link below and read a fascinating interview with Fiona J. Mcvie and Janni Styles. And then save those links Fiona provides and get interviewed by Fiona. I have. Don't be shy!

Blaze McRob


http://jannistyles1.wordpress.com/2014/10/17/one-dog-and-his-spirited-master-one-author-interviewer-extraordinaire-thank-you-fiona-j-mcvie/


One Dog and His Spirited Master = One Author Interviewer Extraordinaire: Thank you, Fiona J Mcvie!

Meet Fiona J Mcvie interviewer extraordinaire, a spirited lady who features all of us crazy writers/artists interviews on her blog. If you have a book that needs promoting, you will want to learn more about this dynamic, very busy woman with, apparently, endless energies! Fiona and I have seen one another around in different groups over the past couple of years but when my second book was released earlier this year, she messaged me asking if I would like an interview and I was so grateful and excited, I wanted to thank her for doing that for me. This interview with her seemed to me to be the best way to do that. Welcome Fiona, thank you for answering a few questions and thank you also for doing an author interview with me earlier this year.
Fiona Mcvie photo



Read the rest here http://jannistyles1.wordpress.com/2014/10/17/one-dog-and-his-spirited-master-one-author-interviewer-extraordinaire-thank-you-fiona-j-mcvie/ .




Friday, October 17, 2014

MEET STEPHANIE GREENHALGH ON REBECCA BOUCHER'S WEBSITE!



Meet Stephanie Greenhalgh on Rebecca Boucher's website today! Stephanie is super with fractured fairy tales! I love these variations of the old classics! Stephanie is another Woman In Horror joining in on a fan-tab Q&A with Rebecca.

Make sure you keep up to snuff with Rebecca's blog. She has had some great people there this month and a lot more to come. I'll keep you posted as well.

Blaze McRob


http://beccab8.blogspot.com/2014/10/talking-fractured-fairy-tales-and.html

Talking Fractured Fairy Tales and Things That Go Bump in The Night

Gothic Little Red Riding Hood





Today my guest is author Stephanie Greenhalgh, author of The Twistedly True Tale of Ruby Hood and If The Silver Slippers Fit, which she co authored with Jennifer Paquette. Stephanie is somewhat of an expert on fractured fairy tales. Her unconventional take on Little red Ridding Hood has brought her multiple four and five star reviews. While not horror in the true sense, this fairy tale is certainly not for kids. It mixes classic elements with romance, mystery and a little bit of intrigue. Take a look:


In the small town of Woodsville, self-assured Ruby Hood becomes tangled in more than traditional teenage angst. With the Homecoming Dance looming, everything at Woodsville High appears normal, but things are not as they seem. Ruby meets a cute boy with a lopsided grin, Dylan Hunter. She flirts shamelessly with the football star, Kent Wolf, and finds herself in a barrage of harsh verbal altercations with his stunning yet wicked sister, Kayla Wolf. Thankfully, she finds solace in her friend, Lilly Fair. Through a series of odd and painful events, Ruby discovers her true calling and the responsibilities that come with her new power and position. Despite her heartache and sorrow, will Ruby find the inner strength not only to protect herself, but also to keep the Wood safe at all cost?

Stephanie is following up with the second book in the series, The Twistedly True Guardian Tale, and has a few  other projects up her sleeve. She is one busy woman, but I was lucky enough to get her to answer my seven questions on horror and paranormal writing. She gives us another great perspective.
Read the rest of this on Rebecca's website http://beccab8.blogspot.com/2014/10/talking-fractured-fairy-tales-and.html .


Thursday, October 16, 2014

HALLOWEEN OF THE CATS


This is my Friday Frights for this week. I wrote this a while back and decided to post it again. It is a sweet poem of gentle black kitties frolicking around on Halloween night. NOT! The theme this month is Halloween gone wrong. That would be the case here . . .



http://www.fridayfrights.ws/
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Halloween Of The Cats



The cats upon the streets did trod
As weary kids did start to nod.
Halloween for them was ending,
Now the cats, their thoughts were tending.

One by one the children parted
Into houses long departed.
For their booty needed eating,
All their minds to them entreating.

But the parents needed solace
‘Ere the morsels entered chalice.
And piece by piece ‘twas treasure checked
For anything of harm bedecked.

This night would not be rendered calm
‘cause cats on mind did have no balm.
Those who cursed their very being
Very soon would not be seeing.

As a team the black-furred wonders
Donned their costumes, seeking plunders.
But not much did they have to hide
When people not from horror shied.

For was this not the night of thrills
When children came to give them chills?
And costumes of all kinds were seen,
With many looking to be mean.

A horde of cats upon their doors
Would not extract some sweat from pores.
But when the cats did scratch and claw,
The doors were opened to new law.

Their throats were slashed and skin torn ‘part
As cats did make the people dart.
Yet now ‘twas late for all the folk
Who tried for years on cats a yoke.

No freedom then for these poor cats,
And now the felines donned new hats,
Intent on giving back to them
Much grief and horror and mayhem.

Cascading blood fell to the floor
In rivers running to the door.
The children all were too intent
To know the harm on parents sent.

And as they all were tasting sweets
Black cats were relishing their feats.
The human folk who were unkind
Now all would be in a great bind.

The wisdom deep within the cats
Knew all too well who wore the hats
Of evil-mongers set among
The others who these sins had flung.

Yet when the trick or treating stopped,
There were not many left unfrocked.
For almost all along the streets
Hid guilty deeds between their sheets.

So wails and moans rang through the night
As children wept for parents’ plight.
But even though they were alone,
Their lives were spared to set a tone.

This night the kids had all been spared,
But horrors deep within were shared.
And hopefully when they were grown
Their souls ‘naught switch to evil shown.

For once again the cats could come
Dispensing justice unto some
Who can not tell the good from bad
And end results would be quite sad.



Blaze McRob

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

PURPLE HOPE



http://endpancan.com/


Joseph Pinto is not only a great author, he is a great human being as well. Purple Hope is a way for him to help in the battle against Pancreatic Cancer. This page has just started up. Visit it and find out some important things . . . things that might help those who have this awful cancer or those with loved ones and friends who do.

I will be contributing some things of my own to his website as we go along. For now, visit with Joseph Pinto and find where his heart is.

Blaze McRob