Wednesday, October 18, 2017

NOBLE ROT - BY CARSON BUCKINGHAM


https://www.amazon.com/Noble-Rot-Carson-Buckingham-ebook/dp/B0762WXVC3/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1508365883&sr=1-2&keywords=noble+rot

Noble Rot, by Carson Buckingham, is a delight of a tale to read. It blends horror, the paranormal, ghosts, and thrills all into one fantastic novel. Add in Carson's exquisite humor in the most perfect places, and you'll see why Carson is one of my favorite authors. Give this one a try. You'll be glad you did.

Blaze McRob


Book description:

What would you pay for half a huge duplex, ideally located and completely furnished with beautiful antiques that you could take with you, free of charge, if you ever move?
The answer is—next to nothing.
But why?
Allison Pilch discovers that what initially seems idyllic carries a horrific hidden cost.
With neighbors she hears but never sees, a creepy room that she keeps locked, and a new boss with a disturbing affliction; Allison will have her sanity stretched to the limit.
Oh, and let’s not forget a steadily growing, but inexplicable dread that arrives out of nowhere…

Monday, October 16, 2017

DUSK'S WARRIORS - BY EMERIAN RICH



Dusk's Warriors, by Emerian  Rich, is a super Vampire novel! This is the second novel in the Night's Knights Vampire Series.Read the free sample of this novel on Amazon and you will want to click the purchase button.

Go to Emirian's Amazon Author Page at https://www.amazon.com/Emerian-Rich/e/B0034MMP40/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0 and check out her other super books.

Blaze McRob



Book description:

Heaven has opened up and welcomed the vampires of Night’s Knights into a new reality. As they struggle to find their place in their new world, trouble brews on Earth.

Demon servant, Ridge, is causing havoc by gathering up all the souls on Earth that have been touched by immortality. When he injures one of the Night’s Knights crew, he launches a war between the vampires of Heaven, the Big Bad in Hell, and a mortal street gang of vigilante misfits.

Will Julien, Markham, and Reidar be able to defeat the evil that’s returned, or will they once again need Jespa’s help?

Thursday, October 12, 2017

FINDING SUSAN - BY KATIE METTNER




Finding Susan, by Katie Mettner, will be coming out on October 26th, 2017. It's up for pre-order now on Amazon. I bought my copy and can hardly wait to read it! Yes, I know I write horror, but I read many genres and Katie is a talented author. Also, if you go to http://www.katiemettner.com/2017/10/finding-susan-cover-reveal-and-interview.html, you will be able to read an interview between Katie and the young lady who is the inspiration for this novel. She has been a friend of mine for a number of years now and is a person I really like and admire. So, I guess you see why I'm recommending this book. How could I not? I'm intrigued to see how Katie transfers non-fiction to fiction.  

Right now, this great romance novel is on sale for only 99 cents. Pre-order yours now!

Blaze McRob



Book description:

A real life story of deceit, acceptance, and the quest to find true love, while staying true to yourself. The last thing Renay Skovgaard expected was to find herself a victim of a catfisher. No stranger to online dating, Renay didn’t see it coming until it was too late, and she’d already lost her heart. Months after the catfisher had faded away, and time had healed the wound, Renay was finally able to grasp the truth behind the encounter. She was in love with the woman in the image she carried around in her back pocket, not the person behind the screen. Her hazel eyes were the same pair she’d seen since childhood, and she was ready to find the woman she knew only as, Susan Walters.

The last thing Olga Weber expected her first night at Oktoberfest was to come-to-face with the woman she couldn’t live without. Her kindness, humor, and easy going way of making her feel safe drew her to the woman like a moth to a flame. Olga knew the game she played was dangerous, because a woman like Renay could destroy the make-believe life she’s worked for years to build. After one chance meeting she could feel the walls of her closet crumbling around her, and she knew her life was about to change…forever.

Olga and Renay find themselves falling in love; one woman comfortable with her sexuality, the other uncomfortable in her own skin. A bottle of wine and a sweet, languid kiss told Olga the time had come to decide if Renay was worth fighting for, and if true love could conquer all.


Sunday, October 8, 2017

HORROR HAIKU PAS DE DEUX - BY A. F. STEWART




Book Links:
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/747258 Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075HYSZRB...
Amazon Canada: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B075HYSZRB Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/ebook/horror-haiku-pas-de-deux Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/horror-haiku-p…/1127085313… iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/…/horror-haiku-pas-d…/id1281462637…

https://youtu.be/iEo2bs-rAaM

Book Description:

In the shadows—voices.
Calling, screaming, moaning.
Countless tongues telling tales...
of Hell
of Monsters
and Unnatural Things

Come chase the dark words, fall into the spell of terror and sit with the poetic weaver as you watch the world burn. Horror Haiku Pas de Deux is a volume of poetry mixing horror with haiku and verse to chill your bones.
Poetic beauty lives forever with the undead.


Horror Haiku Pas de Deux, by A. F. Stewart, is now out for your reading enjoyment! Ms. Stewart has a superb collection of haiku, mixed with other verse, and, of course, some enjoyable horror. As you can see above, I have given you plenty of links to find her fantastic work.

Blaze McRob

Friday, October 6, 2017

QUIET PLACES - BY JASPER BARK


https://www.amazon.com/Quiet-Places-Novella-Cosmic-Horror-ebook/dp/B075VBQCBF/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1507328891&sr=1-2

Jasper Bark's latest book is a majestic novella that only Jasper could come up with. In his own twisted way, of course. Make sure you pick up a copy of his recently released Quiet Places. You will love it for sure. This is folk horror at its best!

Blaze McRob




Book description:

In the quiet of the forest, the darkest fears are born.
The people of Dunballan, harbour a dark secret. A secret more terrible than the Beast that stalks the dense forests of Dunballan. A secret that holds David McCavendish, last in a long line of Lairds, in its unbreakable grip.

It’s down to Sally, David’s lover, to free David from the sinister clutches of the Beast. But, with the whole town against her, she must ally herself with an ancient woodland force and trace Dunballan’s secret back to its bitter origins. Those origins lie within the McCavendish family history, and a blasphemous heresy that stretches back to the beginning of time. Some truths are too terrible to face, and the darkest of these lie waiting for Sally, in the Quiet Places.

Quiet Places is folk horror at its most cosmic and terrifying. Blending folklore with psychological terror, it contains stories within stories, each one leading to revelations more unsettling than the last. Revelations that will change the way you view your place in the cosmos, and haunt you, relentlessly, long after you have put down this book.

Quiet Places is a novella in the Heresy Series story cycle and has been substantially rewritten and revised for this edition.

Represented by Crystal Lake Publishing—Tales from the Darkest Depths

Interview with the author:

What makes Quiet Places so special?

Jasper: Readers have told me they like the sense of tradition the story has. It’s steeped not only in ancient folklore, but also the work of classic horror authors like M. R. James and Arthur Machen, as well as the American writers they influenced, such as H. P. Lovecraft and Clark Ashton Smith. Yet, the story still manages to be as dark and disturbing as any contemporary horror. It contains stories within stories, and a narrative that slowly unfolds, as revelation follows revelation, each one more shocking than the last.

Tell us more your lead character.

Jasper: Sally is a city girl transplanted to the Highlands of Scotland. She moved from London to be with her partner David, who has inherited land and property in the rural town of Dunballan. Sally is fiercely independent, but very loyal to David. At first she falls in love with the primal beauty of the forests and the countryside, but after a while she finds small town life to be very claustrophobic. The people of Dunballan are a tight knit bunch and they seem to have some secret hold over David. Not to mention some secret knowledge that leaves Sally feeling isolated and excluded. That’s when Sally’s defiance, and her personal bravery, kick in, and she realises she’s going to have to go to some extraordinary lengths to save the man she loves from the town.

Why should readers give this book a try?

Jasper: I’m known for being a highly imaginative writer and, like most of my work, Quiet Places contains characters, creatures and concepts you probably won’t have encountered in a horror story before. If you’re looking for something a little out of the ordinary, with sights you’ve never seen and fears you’ve yet to experience, then this is the book for you.

Is there a recommend order for reading your books?

Jasper: No, like all my books, Quiet Places is a stand-alone story. It is part of a story cycle that deals with the Qu’rm Saddic Heresy, an ancient and much persecuted belief system that was old even in the days of Mesopotamia. Not much is known about it these days, as most records of it have been destroyed, the few accounts we do have, speak of it with intense fear and loathing. That’s why it fascinates me. The heresy forms a loose back drop to a lot of my stories and novels. However, like the Cthulhu Mythos, Laird Barron’s Children of the Leech stories and Brian’s Keene’s Labyrinth mythos, the stories can be read in any order but, with every story you read, the depth of the tapestry they’re woven into, becomes clearer and more apparent.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

AN INTERVIEW WITH BLAZE MCROB -THIS MAN WRITES HORROR!





I guess I gave myself quite an introduction. I'm not particularly shy. Truth is, I do write horror. Yes, I augment my writing with other genres, but horror is my first love.

This will be a different sort of interview, something I saw on Smashwords and really like. I will be interviewing myself.

Here we go. I hope you find some interesting tid-bits about me here.


1. Why are you doing this interview?

This is part of sharing of myself with the horror community.

2. Who are you?

Blaze McRob, writer of over seventy legacy published horror novels. I was a ghostwriter long before anyone had an idea we were lurking about. Through my adventures in the craft I, or my author alter-egos, have won virtually every award to be won. But awards mean little, don’t they? It is the reader we wish to enthrall, and our souls to purge. So now it is time for Blaze to write as Blaze, and time for previous recipients of my tales to write more of their own material. In addition to my dark novels, I write horror shorts, flash fiction, and poetry. Ah, the sweet rhymes of iambic pentameter intermixed with glorious free-style.

I am married to Terri DelCampo, a fellow horror author. Together we have created Blazing Owl Press, a place where we publish only our own tales of horror.

3.What is your motto?

Mediocrity sucks. Let us all do the best we can to avoid it.

4. How do we do that?

Always strive to do your best in whatever you chose to do. If you write, write the best damned story that's ever been written. Believe in yourself. No one can write your story better than you.

5. You gave a brief description of why you write horror above. Tell me the real reason.

As I explained in a post for Nina D'Arcangela a while back, I write about the Dark because it is the truth. Open your eyes and you will see that the spinning rock we live on is inhabited by some nasty creatures who have the nerve to call themselves humans. It’s my job to tell my readers about it, not by writing mamby-pamby puke pieces that make you gag, but by presenting true horror tales where the truth is spread around. No preaching. Simply good stories (I hope) with a message. Not everyone will get the message – I don’t beat anyone over the head with it – but it’s there. Some folks just enjoy the tales. Hey, that’s okay too. Escapism is a great thing. People have it tough in these times.

By writing about the Dark, and expelling it from my soul, I enable myself to leave more room there for good things. That's if any are floating around at the moment. Okay, so that's a negative, pessimistic comment. I'm a pessimistic guy. I root for the under-dog, but she/he don't always win.


6. So, do you believe in God?


None of your business! Blaze McRob does not write stories you discuss in a church book group. My vision of the hereafter belongs to me and me alone. While I discuss God and Satan, as makes complete sense because they are the consummate embodiments of Good and Evil, in my stories, God does not always win. Neither does the Dark Angel.


7. What about Heaven and Hell?

You are a sneaky bastard, aren't you? I wrote a tale called The Enforcer a while back. This is a past lives trip where the protagonist gets closer to perfection with each incarnation. The problem? With perfection comes a lack of empathy for humanity. Selchor, my hero, refuses to go along with what the High Council decrees and tries to help out humans. In this story, when humans die, they go to Heaven if they believe they are worthy, or they suffer in a Hell of their own making if they know they are evil. Maybe that's what I believe. Notice again, I said maybe.


8. You write often about death and rising again from the ashes. Why is this?


My work on Earth is not finished. I have many tales to get out yet. My health sucks, so that is a thought running around in the gray matter all the time. I refuse to roll over and take the easy way out. I'm even trying to figure out a way to get back into running somehow. I walk a lot but want to at least try a walk-hobble trot-walk routine. I miss the old days when I was an animal at the long races I ran.

So, in a way, you could say I am exploring alternatives within my stories which will allow me to continue writing after I kiss off. That would make me a real ghostwriter. My science background also tells me that the energy within a person is never lost. If you die, it doesn't matter. The power still remains. And before you ask me again, this does not say if I believe in Heaven or Hell. Maybe . . . just maybe, Heaven would bore the crap out of me.


9. What is your latest novel '68 Buick about?


Here is a short and longer description of my story:


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


Longer description:




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.


10. Sounds like a different sort of Grim Reaper tale to me.


That it is. I rather like it. Just saying ahead of time that it has tons of action from start to finish. As you can see, there is a lesson contained within, but I don't attack you with it. My readers are smart people. They don't need a high-pressure attack.


11. Some people say you don't use as much description as other authors.


I do that for a reason. Everything that needs to be described is, but over description bores the living shit out of me and I'm sure it does to many readers. I believe my readers want to become a part of the tales I write, and what better way than to allow them to have their own visual perception of what is happening. Maybe they can put themselves in a room I'm in and can drink a beer as they watch me in action. If I leave out one of the senses, maybe they can find a particular revolting moldy odor that they hate. Like I said above, my readers are smart people.


12. So what's on your agenda?


Plenty. I’m starting to publish some of the hundreds of short stories I’ve written over the years. Terri and I have co-authored a number of collections this last year and we have more on the way. I have some of my own collections being published as well. I want these out so I can get more novels out. Mists Of Papoose Pond, an end days, Zombie, action, giant leeches, and more story, came out  October, 2015. I want to get a sequel out for it. Ghost No More, another end days novel where the heroes are autistic children, came out in February,2016, and will need a sequel written. Quarter Moon Haunts, Terri's favorite story of mine because I'm a snarky bastard, is about ghosts, death, evil ways of the mob, crooked cops, and the Four Horsemen as you've never seen them portrayed before, came out in May, 2016 and will get a sequel. It has to: Terri will beat me with a whip if I don't. My Ghoul novella Destiny Changed could see an additional sequel. Also, Club Blaze, an extreme horror tale that Zack Kullis and I are co-authoring for Arcane Whispers Press will be out soon.

All this and a lot more are coming your way!


13. Quite an aggressive schedule.

Like I said, mediocrity sucks. The time for action is now.


14. What do you think of all the political happenings last year?

Let me see. Did they merely suck, or did they suck a lot? They actually sucked more than a lot. I see no candidate for any office that I think is worth a damn. They're all out for taking our money. That goes for both parties. Our representatives only care for themselves. The worse part about all of this is the people will suffer. However, we are the ones who elected these bozo's into office and who will put more in. It's our fault. Look at yourselves in the mirror, folks, and say,"I fucked up." I think we need to get rid of the two major parties and start out fresh. We need to stop arguing about the color of a person's skin, gender association, and stupid crap like who uses what bathroom. Let's fix the important things. Take religion out of politics. It doesn't belong there. Outlaw lobbyists: they're nothing more than bribing thieves. 

15. Anything else on your mind?

Only that I hope everyone reads a bunch of great books. While I'm kind of partial to Terri's and my books, there are many others out there. I post about many of them on my website, Twitter, and Facebook pages. 

Happy reading!

Blaze McRob

Friday, September 29, 2017

VERSES FROM A DEEPLY DARKENED MIND - BY MARY GENEVIEVE FORTIER




https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/9492558025

Update:

Verses From A Deeply Darkened Mind, by Mary Genevieve Fortier, is now out in Kindle version as well as paperback. Get your copy now!


Verses From A Deeply Darkened Mind, by Mary Genevieve Fortier, is a masterpiece of haunting poetry. I was fortunate enough to read a pre-published copy. Hence, my name in the editorial reviews. My honest opinion of this tome? This collection of poetry is the best I have read this year in the horror genre. Any other genre for that matter. In fact, in my opinion, no poet alive can touch her mastery of the craft.

Buy a copy of this superb collection.You will be glad you did.

Blaze McRob


Book description:


VERSES FROM A DEEPLY, DARKENED MIND Yes, “Deeply Darkened.” These are the words which reside within the depths of a mind haunted. A haunting, of neither the ethereal persuasion, nor the ghosts of a hidden and unrelenting past. Here before you, etched upon parchment, are verse written from a mind haunted by “words.” This tome is unlike your typical, modern day collection of “Horror Poetry.” It is rather an assemblage of “Horror Stories” written in poetic form. Written to tease that final nerve, before the fatal break. Ah, yes. Here, this “DEEPLY, DARKENED MIND,” who with pen in hand (black ink a must), has taken meter and rhyme to send a heartbeat racing in terror from one page to the next. “DEEPLY DARKENED,” is my mind, my world; and I offer you entrance. That’s right… Turn my page… Crack my spine… I want you to cringe, squirm, look over your shoulder into the shadows and dare you to shut out the lights once this cover has been closed. This “DEEPLY, DARKENED MIND,” bids you “welcome.” Yes, join me… in my darkness… Mary Genevieve Fortier

Editorial Reviews

Review

"Very moving and atmospheric... I could almost feel a cold breath on the back of my neck!"Graham Masterton.


 "It is no wonder that Mary Genevieve Fortier has been called 'The Modern Day Poe.' She is that good." Blaze McRob

About the Author

MARY GENEVIEVE FORTIER Imagine and Dream… two words that best describe the mind of this poet. An avid lover of the written word, Mary has penned many poems of various genres since the age of seven, and first published at the age of nine. Mary grew up reading, watching, loving anything horror: her dark-side so to speak. Classic authors, whose pens have etched greatness in works that not only create shivers down the spine but inspire movement of the soul — Such remarkable writers as Poe, Shakespeare, Browning, Gibran, just to name a few, gave Mary that special element that drives every poet to place their essence upon parchment. This became the ethereal foundation of her poetic form. Writing as such gave way to countless poems/prose and other works, many of which found publication in anthologies. Today, she has not merely found a new voice, rather, she’s added an intrinsic octave to her repertoire: the genre of Horror, both poetic and fiction. Mary’s poetry has been described as mystical, melodic, flowing with a unique grace that at times has been likened to the old world poets. Her horror poetry has been described as “Poe-esque.” Her peers deem her “The Modern Day Poe.” 
Format: Paperback
Even with the lights on - this will scare the hell out of you!

A must have for anyone that loves a frightening good time - definitely gives Poe a reason to look over his literary shoulder!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

ARMAND ROSAMILIA'S AMAZON AUTHOR PAGE



My wife, Terri DelCampo, was telling me the other day that instead of telling the world about a certain author's book, especially if they have a lot that are published, that I should share their Amazon Author Page and let that show all their titles. Great idea! Since Armand Rosamilia has 150 titles floating around, I figured I'd start with him. His books are great. I bought many of them and am in a number of collections and anthologies with him. Check him out. You'll be sure to find many tales of his that you'll enjoy.

Blaze McRob

Monday, September 25, 2017

THE CHOSEN ONE - BY NICOLE STOREY




The Chosen One, by Nicole Storey, is the first novel in the Grimsley Hollow series. This big book has sixty-five 5 Star reviews. Way to go, Nicole! It is a coming of age/fantasy/scary/paranormal/sci-fi book. However, this novel can be enjoyed by readers of all ages. Read the free sample on Amazon and you'll see what I mean. I bought this book back in 2014 and love it.

Get yours now!

Blaze McRob


    Book description:

    Eleven-year-old Gage Gilbert is autistic, loves Halloween, and has no friends. He longs to share real adventures – not just those conjured in his head.

    A mysterious key leads him to Eve, a young witch from another world called Grimsley Hollow. It’s a place where all magical beings live in safety and peace, but their realm is in trouble. Gage is the only one who can save them from a nefarious witch who has taken control.
    And the human world is next on her list.

    With Eve’s help (along with a potty-mouthed pixy, a trouble-making werewolf, a half-vampire, and a couple of dragons) Gage travels to Grimsley Hollow and together, they embark on a journey that will change them all.

    It’s a deadly race against evil, where extraordinary creatures stalk the land under a harvest moon and nightmarish monsters take form.

    Gage wanted friends and adventure, but had no idea they would come at such a dangerous price.

    Editorial Reviews

    Review

    "I loved the Harry Potter books and i can heartfully say that Nicole Storey has captured the magic and mystery of Grimsley Hollow just as good as JK Rowling did in her books but with the additional insight of what an autistic person has to deal with on a day to day basis." -Mr. Magic
    "Nicole Storey deals with middle school issues in such intriguing way that leaves kids mesmerized by the story instead of realizing that they are learning tolerance and acceptance in the process. I read the Kindle version and was so impressed that I bought the paperback for the sixth grade class at my school. From what I heard, the kids loved it as much as I did!" -Jane Carroll, Author
    "The Grimsley Hollow series is clearly not just for young adults! However, it does inspire young people to read. It's a reason to get off of their devices and video games and actually read a book. What a concept! Something that is decreasing as time goes by which is a real shame since young people can get the best education by reading. Let's hope that changes because books like these gets you thinking as there are many positive messages and virtues shared throughout these pages. It's actually much more than it seems. It's golden!" -Brend Perlin, Author

    From the Inside Flap

    What are people saying about Grimsley Hollow: The Chosen One?
    Exciting, scary, a breathless chase to save Grimsley Hollow from the clutches of an evil witch.  This is Halloween at your doorstep, dark shapes in the woods at night.  Shivery wonderful!
    -Malla Duncan - Smashwords purchase
    ...so many people (children and adults alike) look at autism as a disability in the world today, but Gage proves that this is not true
    -Arual - Just a reader - Amazon purchase
    This is truly a magical book that I hope will inspire empathy for kids that might be a little bit different
    -James Crawford - Amazon purchase
    ...this is a book I yearn to see on the movie screen.  This is also a book I would love to see used as part of the curriculum in middle school
    -ChristiAK - Amazon purchase
    ...Nicole Storey as captured the magic and mystery of Grimsley Hollow just as as JK Rowling did in her books but with the additional insight of what an autistic person has to deal with on a day to day basis
    Mr. Magic - Amazon purchase