Thursday, June 28, 2012

YOUTUBE VIDEO FOR THE MISTS OF PAPOOSE POND

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtXLfgxkdpo



https://www.facebook.com/groups/graveyard1/



Look at the cool Youtube video my friend Nathanael Munn made up for The Mists Of Papoose Pond, which is my online novel posted both here and the Graveyard Group on Facebook. Thank you very much, Nate for being such a great guy! 

I have included both links above. This is a full length novel that everyone can read for free. With fans like Nate, I am so very happy to be doing this.

My buddy Ed, who I named the hero after, is pretty happy with all this publicity. He wants to do the love scenes in the movie version. What a guy!

Thanks again, Nathanael Munn, for making me and Ed both look good!


Blaze

Thursday, June 21, 2012

GHOST DANCE-BY KATHRYN PTACEK-IS A GREAT READ


At present, I am reading Ghost Dance by Kathryn Ptacek, and I am enjoying this great horror/mystery/suspence tale. Join me in the fun!

Blaze


A Death in Manhattan-a glistening feather lies near the body.

A Native American rights activist arrives in San Diego-a gleaming feather waits on the hotel bureau.

A brutal murder discovered in Las Vegas-a brilliant feather is found at the scene.

Chato Del-Klinne, drifting ex-professor, cannot let the Las Vegas murder go unsolved: the victim is a good friend.

The shining feather will lead Chato and his beautiful girlfriend Sunny into unimaginable horror - horror that may encompass the entire world...unless Chato can prevail against the renewal of the hundred year old Ghost Dance.

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This great story is one of June's Dark Book club selections on DarkMedia city. Take a peek!


 http://darkmediacity.com/group/the-dark-book-club/forum/topics/book-discussion-ghost-dance-by-kathryn-ptacek


 

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

BOOK REVIEW FOR-CURE-BY BELINDA FRISCH!




Belinda Frisch's new book Cure is out now, and might I say it is one great tale! This is a superb zombie story! Below is a book description:



"Dark, disturbing, and deliciously addictive" R.A. Evans, author of Asylum Lake

Welcome to the Nixon Healing and Research Center, refuge for the indigent sick and playground for the maniacal Dr. Howard Nixon whose cancer research has him dabbling in the undead. His human-zombie breeding program is falling apart and only Miranda Penton can save it.

Miranda gave up her budding military career to marry a fellow soldier but when their first child is stillborn, it's more tragedy than their new marriage can handle. One year later, following her painful divorce, Miranda accepts an unexpected job offer to join Nixon's security team. Her recruitment is part of Nixon's dark plan and she quickly becomes one of his captives.

Nixon impregnates Miranda with a zombie fetus, but her imprisonment at the center is short-lived. A rescue team led by Scott, her estranged ex-husband, releases her and the infected on the unsuspecting hospital population.

The virus is spreading and must be contained. The center is going into lock-down. The group's escape is threatened by a homicidal security guard and a raging storm. The town of Strandville is ground zero for the zombie apocalypse and Miranda must escape because the fate of humanity lies with her unborn child.



My review is below. By the way: all the Amazon reviews are Five Stars! 





5.0 out of 5 stars Cure , by Belinda Frisch, Is Zombie Action At Its Best-Five Stars Is Not Enough!, June 19, 2012
By 
Robert C. Nelson (CHEYENNE, WY, US) - See all my reviews
This review is from: CURE (A Strandville Zombie Novel) (Kindle Edition)
Cure, by Belinda Frisch, is soooo good that Five Stars is not enough! This tale is in a category all its own. I read a great number of books, zombie books among them, and have never read one with this kind of twist, this kind of originality. The town of Strandville comes alive before your very eyes in the guise of the Nixon Healing And Research Center. The staff here has a whole different approach to curing cancer, and it backfires on them when Miranda's estranged husband comes tearing in to save her after Doctor Nixon impregnates her with a zombie fetus. Poor Miranda; poor world, as the zombies at the facility are let loose.

You must read this thriller! Seat of the pants horror all the way! Hang on and be prepared for a fright!


Are you still here?! Go buy this great book!
Blaze

Monday, June 18, 2012

BOOK REVIEW FOR-FOREST OF SHADOWS-BY HUNTER SHEA




 Blaze thinks this is a great read!



The dead still hate!
John Backman specializes in inexplicable phenomena. The weirder the better. So when he gets a letter from a terrified man describing an old log home with odd whisperings, shadows that come alive, and rooms that disappear, he can’t resist the call. But the violence only escalates as soon as John arrives in the remote Alaskan village of Shida. Something dreadful happened there. Something monstrous. The shadows are closing in…and they’re out for blood.


My book review below:




5.0 out of 5 stars Forest Of Shadows Makes You Rethink Ghosts, June 18, 2012
By 
Robert C. Nelson (CHEYENNE, WY, US) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Forest of Shadows (Paperback)
Hunter Shea's Forest Of Shadows is deeply entrenched in . . .well,entrenched in shadows. I love shadows and the allure they have to hide evil which may or may not be lurking within. Mr Shea goes a step beyond and describes what could be present in the fringes of such darkness as well. This is a novel about a paranormal investigator who travels to Alaska to unravel one weird set of occurrences. Complete with a haunted house and ghosts, this chilling tale delivers more. Much more. I found it to be a spooky, something is in this room type of tale. The shadows have eyes. And the eyes are on the reader.

Samhain picked a great author in Hunter Shea! 


A sparkling tale of horror from my damned friend Hunter Shea!

Blaze







Saturday, June 16, 2012

THE SECOND WAVE-BY LISA MCCOURT HOLLAR

 





 Lisa NcCourt Hollar, who has short stories in all three Satan's Toybox anthologies from Angelic Knight Press, has a great short story up on Amazon called The Second Wave. This is a wonderful Zombie tale. Stacey Turner did the edits on it. This is a super read for only .99cents. Hustle over and snag this great buy now.
Book Description:
A young woman, Fran, seeks refuge from the cold in an Ohio farmhouse. Wanting to forget the past several months and the horror she has witnessed, she convinces herself that she is safe, at least for the moment. Relaxing and enjoying the winter scene, she falls asleep and wakes to a new nightmare. Soon she learns that what happened at the beginning of the Zombie Apocalypse wasn't the worst of it. There was more to the virus that created the monsters that now ruled the earth. The infection was mutating and what was coming next may mean the end for all those left alive.
 

Biography

Lisa McCourt Hollar is the mother of three daughters and one son, ages 18 years all the way down to one year. She has spent her years working and writing in her spare time. Now a stay at home mom she devotes her time to raising her children and working on her writing. She hopes to become wildly rich and famous so her husband can retire but will settle for knowing others are enjoying her stories.

You know you want to read this!

Blaze


Tuesday, June 12, 2012

BOOK REVIEW FOR -GETTING BETTER-BY TYR KIERAN

This is a great short book and Tyr Kieran is very excited about it. And he very well should be! Getting Better is awesome!

Below is a book description:

Shaun is institutionalized. Traumatic events have led to his stay at Agronaville Mental Health Center, where he battles his inner demons. Witness his first group therapy session. Experience his struggle against the violent visions that threaten to consume him.

In this layered short story of horror fiction, you’ll be drawn into a psychological journey that you won’t soon forget. This tale is a gritty, emotional ride that you’ll want to read again and again. Try it. At $0.99, I promise it’s well worth the price of admission!

What others are saying about "Getting Better":

“I didn’t expect to like this so much! The writing is flawless and the story, disturbing and intelligent”
– Rebecca Hamilton, Author of Bestselling Occult Novel THE FOREVER GIRL.

“‘Getting Better’ is a dark, gritty read that takes an interesting look at mental illness from the patient's perspective. The descriptions are smooth and detailed, and Kieran pulled me into the world of his narrative with a subtle yet powerful voice.”
– S.M. Boyce, Author of the successful dark fantasy book The Grimoire: Lichgates.

“Tyr Kieran’s Getting Better is as well-written as it is diabolical.”
— Tessa Dawn, Author of the Dark Fantasy Vampire Series: Blood Curse.

“Tyr Kieran possesses a writer’s most important gifts: the ability to seduce words into bringing his unique visions to life; the imagination to conjure those visions in the first place; and the ability to bring his readers kicking and screaming along for the ride.”
– B.E. Scully, author of the critically-acclaimed gothic horror novel Verland: The Transformation


Below is my book review on Amazon!




Format:Kindle Edition
Tyr Kieran has come up with one brilliantly bold shocker! Taking place in a mental institution, Getting Better can't get any better than it is. Even though the resolution of the tale is rather gory, it is shockingly symbolic of the unstable balance between patient and doctor in the inexact science that is Mental Therapy. I don't want to spoil the plot, so I will close by saying we have a new master of the craft among us. His name is Tyr Kieran.

Read this book! 
 
 
 
I'm expecting a lot more quality, scary reads from my fellow Damned Writer. Hats off to Tyr Kieran!
 
Blaze


Monday, June 11, 2012

INTERVIEW FOR BLAZE BY DINA RAE




Dina Rae was kind enough to showcase me on her blog for this week. She asked me some interesting questions, and I hope I made some interesting comments. I am a huge fan of her work, and she works tirelessly to help support my blogging endeavors all over the place.

I couldn't help but notice when I was on her blog that she is running a book tour this month with Enchanted Book Promotions. Drop by one or more of the stops and say howdy.



Tour Schedule Halo of the Damned


June 1st: Tour Starter Day Party
@ I Heart Reading
June 2nd: Character Interview and Excerpt
@ Reader Girls Blog
June 4th: Book Excerpt Post
@ The Book Blurb
June 6th: Review
@ The Reading Pile
June 7th: Guest Post and Book Excerpt post
@ CS Dorsey’s Blog
June 9th: Guest Post
@ Mama Knows Books
June 11nd: Review
@ Manda-Rae Reads
June 13rd: Review
@ Embrace a Book
June 14th: Review and Excerpt
@ Divine Secrets of a Little Bookworm
June 16th: Review
@ eReading on the Cheap
June 17th: Review
@ Team Mommies PR
June 18th: Review and excerpt
@ Sarah Elizabeth’s Bookshelf
June 20th: Review
@ I Heart Reading
June 23rd: Review and Author Interview
@ Books, books and more books
June 25th: Guest Post
@ Brenda McCreight’s Blog
June 27th: Book Excerpt Post
@ Fictional Candy
June 28th: Guest Post
@ Suzanne van Rooyen’s Blog



Once more, I thank Dina Rae for enduring my answers to her questions. Visit the link above to read the Q&A and find out some spiffy stuff!

Blaze

Thursday, June 7, 2012

BOUND-BY NINA D'ARCANGELA

http://penofthedamned.com/2012/06/05/bound/

Monday, June 4, 2012

A NICE GESTURE FROM VALERIE BOWEN

http://chapteroftheweek.weebly.com/for-the-sake-of-amelia.html


Valerie Bowen, author of For The Sake Of Amelia: Tormented is offering her novel for free on the above link. She will post a new chapter every week, and you have simply to go there and read. How cool is that? I have read this great book and enjoyed it very much. I also am reading another one of her wonderful tales and will give a review on that one soon. Free is great, my friends, and Valerie is enabling people without readers or funds to enjoy a touching story!

Great book! Great price!

Blaze

Saturday, June 2, 2012

SUMMER OF ZOMBIE BLOG TOUR



Blaze is doing an intro to the intro that Armand Rosamilia is doing for me. How cool. The Summer Of Zombie Blog Tour is about . . .Zombies. Ta da! And of course, it is about Zombie Writers, of which there are six involved here: Todd Brown, Armand Rosamilia, Mark Tufo, John O'Brien, Ian Woodhead, and Dave Jeffery. Join the party as six dudes who write about these damnations take part in blogs, interviews, and carnage. Sounds like a great fun time to be had by all. Enjoy the two month long show of festivities and things to be won and gory sights to see and feel. I'm watching and taking notes. I write about Zombies too, and if you don't participate, I shudder to think what my beasties could do to you. Just saying.


Summer of Zombie Blog Tour


Our first real stop on the Summer of Zombie Blog Tour finds old friend Blaze McRob welcoming us! Of course, he is smart enough to keep his distance and have a machete handy… just in case.

Author Todd Brown is first to step up and offer his take on zombies, writing, Border Collies and quotes from Gene Simmons.



My name is Todd Brown. I write. Ever since a sixth grade project where the teacher put a single sentence on the board and said, "write a one page story using this sentence," and I wrote seven pages (typed with my left and right index finger), I knew that writing was my dream job.

I am the author of the Zomblog series (Zomblog, Zomblog II, and Zomblog: The Final Entry), and will be hard at work on Zomblog: Snoe this summer. And, the DEAD series (DEAD: The Ugly Beginning, DEAD: Revelations, DEAD: Fortunes & Failures, and DEAD: WInter-released May 30th). The DEAD series will be twelve books when it is completed.

Zomblog is told in a blog/journal format. It started as a project to prepare me for the genre as a writer and was initially never going to be published. It was received well enough to convince me to write a trilogy. At that point, I was prepared to say goodbye to the franchise. However, enough emails have convinced me to return. I have always said that I write what my readers want and their requests have been enough for me to resume the story.

The DEAD books are envisioned as a twelve part series. One of its unique traits is that the story is told in a three chapter rotation: Steve's story- a first person narrative; The Geeks-a story of four self-professed zombie geeks who quickly discover that the zombie apocalypse is not as cool as they thought; and Vignettes-several stories that sometimes meld into each other and act as snapshots of the world as it falls to the zombie menace.
My life has been anything but boring. I've been a submarine sonar man, a club DJ, a sports talk radio host, a prison inmate, a GED tutor, and a music teacher. I have four marriages and three divorces and I only really regret one of the marriages. I've played football at the North Pole, seen the Pyramids of Giza and the ruins of Rome.
Now that I'm in my forties, I've calmed down and really learned to appreciate all I've had, seen, and done. People who know me are a bit overwhelmed and it took those constant reactions to realize that my life has been full.

My Border Collie, Aoife (pronounced EYE-fa) keeps me from spending every waking moment at my keyboard. Border Collies are NOT lap dogs. They need trips to the beach, mountains, or any of the wonderful hiking trails here in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

I enjoy playing guitar in my spare time, and have been in a few bands There is something unexplainable about stepping up to the mike and singing or looking into an audience-be it forty or four hundred-after nailing a guitar solo. But that's what I do for fun.

As I said earlier, I write. Really, a lot of credit goes to ex-wife number three (Kathy). She learned of my dream after finding one of my old notebooks. She told me I had to write. "If you don't, you'll always wonder." So I wrote "DAKOTA". She never wavered in her support...just her tolerance for my selfishness and spirit crushing ways.

After a lot of cognitive workshop attendance, I learned that I was quite a jerk.

Fortunately, wife #4 (Denise) picked me up, dusted me off, handed me a pen and said, "Chase your dream. I believe in you." So I re-wrote and re-wrote (etc, etc,) "DAKOTA". I also took up guitar and started college.

Fast forward to Ms. Bose, my college writing teacher. How many of us writers have that one teacher who really gets you. Pushes you. And finds your strengths. After discovering my (unhealthy) love for all things zombie..."Dead" was conceived. My goal is to try and break away from the steady stream of clichéd character types and story lines. I want this to be a series and for the characters to grow and gain depth.

I write for a few reasons. First, I love a good story. That is what drives me. However, I'd be a big fat liar if I did not admit to wanting the possible fame and fortune. There is a definite ego gratification in knowing that by putting words on paper I made somebody laugh, cry, or cringe. People can say "I do it for the artistic expression..." blah, blah, blah. I write because I want people to be a fan of my writing. I want you to lose yourself in my story for a few minutes or an hour. And when you're done...I want you to want more. That's t he honest truth.

So, what writers do that for me? Jasper Fforde, Kim Harrison, RA Salvatore, and Laurel K Hamilton. Books that I consider "must read" that aren't from the aforementioned writers? The Stand (best story ever!), The Time Traveler's Wife, Post-Birthday World, and the Song of Fire and Ice series by George R R Martin. That is just my opinion.
My favorite quote is from Gene Simmons of KISS: "Car crashes are neat, but you cant tap your feet to 'em." With that I should say that my favorite band is KISS. I also really enjoy Sarah McLachlin, Manhattan Transfer, Matchbox 20, Fallout Boy, Nickelback and original line up Van Halen.

When I write I listen to Mozart, Holst, or Future Sound of London. The last is perfect for zombie writin' music.

You can contact him at:
twbrown@maydecemberpublications.com or visit his website at www.maydecemberpublications.com.  You can follow him on twitter @maydecpub and on Facebook under Todd Brown, Author TW Brown, and also under May December Publications.

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All six of us - Todd Brown, Mark Tufo, Ian Woodhead, Armand Rosamilia, John O'Brien and Dave Jeffery - hope you'll keep following us on the Summer of Zombie blog tour, and comment as we go along.

And… one lucky commenter for each blog will receive a Free eBook or Print book from one of the authors! Simply leave a comment with your e-mail address and we'll pick a random winner each day! Simple as that!



I like Todd Brown even if he does listen to awful music while he writes. Blaze likes to write in absolute silence, other than the sounds of rustling leaves, howling wolves, and screaming zombie victims. Now that's music!

Stay tuned for every day of this exciting Tour!

Blaze