Sunday, August 31, 2014

WHAT MATTERS MOST





This is a Blazing Bitch post. I don't do these often, but I'm pissed off. At what? Glad you asked. This is the start of the big political season and politicians from both sides of the fence are spitting their venom at me and daring to ask me for money. They're asking the wrong guy. I don't see anyone from either party at any level: local, county, state, or national that I like or even respect. You have all failed at your jobs. So, leave me alone. Thank you.

Also, I'm getting a lot of emails from various religious groups asking me for support on various things. Hmmn. Again. No thank you. Other folks are trying to pry into my head to see what I believe or don't believe. None of their business. See, I write horror tales. What do my religious beliefs have to do with my monsters running loose? Nothing. My stories come from my soul. Obviously, my soul is not of the fluffy-lamby variety or I would be writing in other genres. To me, horror is the truth. It is my duty to write about it. Psychological horror in all its many forms is my preferred form of horror. Why? Maybe folks who read my stories will see the truth for what it is. No hitting anyone over the head with it. Enjoy the story and maybe . . . and maybe a little more.

People who know me are aware of how much I love children. I do all I can for them. This is what matters most to me. Over the years I have given away a fortune to ease their pain. It makes me feel good. I have never accepted a dime of my author royalties. It has all gone to children. Think of Autistic children, those dying from cancer, and many more. All of us can help in some way, even if it is only a kind word. For people to get immersed in themselves to the point that they ignore the sick children is horrific. How about people saying evil things about a child in a Mall who is sitting down on the floor screaming? Like what? These Autistic children are to be treated with repulsion? Not on my watch they won't. These are children who only want love and understanding.

I'm not tooting my own horn here. I'm just explaining that we all need to put more compassion in our hearts and souls. Wouldn't it be nice if the horrors in my stories are merely escapism and not the truth? Unfortunately, at the present time that's not the way it is.

But maybe . . . just maybe we can make a difference.


Blaze McRob

Friday, August 29, 2014

'68 BUICK WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR SALE NEXT MONTH!




After three long years of numerous delays, my novel '68Buick will be published next month by Visionary Press Collaborative. I will have the official cover release soon. Sue Mydliak is my cover artist, Quinn Cullen and Rebecca Boucher are my editors, and Lisa McCourt Hollar is my formatter.

If you are looking for a novel with non-stop action from beginning to end and horror of all kinds, this is for you.The cover above, minus the title and my name, should tell you this is no children's story. But then again, evil at its worst is not pretty.

There is a new way to deliver souls to Hell!


Blaze McRob

Thursday, August 28, 2014

READ SERVO, A GREAT FUTURISTIC TALE, ON K. ROWE'S BLOG!




This is the place to go to read Servo, a futuristic tale which I am really enjoying.
http://sturgeoncreek.blogspot.com/ 
Kathy is adding new chapters weekly. Start at the beginning and enjoy it all.


Kathy writes in many genres and does so well in all of them. Give her Amazon Author page a check. She is one of my Women In Horror. Her novel The Hall is fantastic. Below is her Amazon Bio. Bet you can't guess who the horror author friend of hers is who dared her to write the great adventures of Dar.

Amazon bio:

After serving over 20 years in the Air Force, I made the ultimate job switch: to farmer and author. It was a drastic change, not to mention a drastic pay cut! I've been writing 25+ years and have been published in a variety of media: book, newspaper, photography, and magazine. I love to write, it seems to be a passion I can't ever seem to satisfy.
It started out with the first book of the Dragonslayers Saga. "Project: Dragonslayers" is an MWSA award winning novel about an unlikely Special Forces team who are thrown headlong into the world of counterterrorism. The second book, "Dragonslayers: Mind Games" continues the saga where the team enters the twisted world of al-Qaeda. They must find the source of a mystery explosive, or risk losing more innocent civilians to attacks. This book was selected for the MWSA summer 2011 reading list. The third book in the series is "Dragonslayers: Battle Rhythm." This time it's Yemen, and the team finds out they're not invincible. Two more books in this series are slated for release: "Kill Box" Released Dec 2013 and "Critical Mass" (2014 or 2015).
Also I've expanded my work in other genres. Out now is the best-selling contemporary romance, "Cowboys and Olympians." You'll fall in love with Leo Richards, a champion reining horse trainer, as he tries to convince himself that he can love again after his wife and unborn child were killed in a fiery car crash.
If supernatural thriller/ horror appeals to you, give "The Hall" a try. You'll meet Marcus Bishop, wealthy Memphis book publisher; his new and terrifically eccentric best friend, Prince Mongo; along with a ghost and demons that haunt the old castle Marcus buys.
After taking a dare from a horror author friend, I started work on the "Space" series. "Space Crazy" introduces you to Dar Meltom, a half breed alien who's had a rough time. He longs for a life in the stars, and as difficult as it is, his mother manages to help him achieve his goal. "Space Junk," the second book is also completed. The third book in the series, "Space Available," was released Aug 2013. The final book is "Space Invaded."
Most recently, I was given a rare distinction of placing 1st in Ron Knight's top 100 Facebook authors of 2012. He starts with 8,000 and narrows it down to 100. An honor indeed.
As always, I appreciate feedback and book reviews. I'm a small fish in a huge ocean just trying to stay afloat. I love my writing and pour heart and soul into each work I do.
MWSA: Military Writer's Society of America http://www.militarywriters.com/
http://sturgeoncreek.blogspot.com/
Twitter: sturgeon3736
http://www.facebook.com/pages/K-Rowe-Author/136794706391542
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Project-Dragonslayers/411626645650






You will enjoy Servo. I am.


Blaze McRob



Wednesday, August 27, 2014

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

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."
 
http://nblo.gs/Ze9TE
 
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.
 
 
Blaze McRob

STATE OF HORROR: ILLINOIS WILL CHANGE YOUR THINKING ABOUT THAT FAIR STATE!








http://www.amazon.com/State-Horror-Illinois-Armand-Rosamilia-ebook/dp/B00N07ZIAW/ref=sr_1_1_title_0_main?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1409202390&sr=1-1&keywords=state+of+horror%3A+illinois

 State Of Horror: Illinois is chock full of great stories! Grab your copy now! Three of my great Women In Horror are in this super tome, so you know it's great!

Book Description

August 23, 2014
WHAT IS YOUR STATE OF HORROR? <br> <br>Come take a unique tour of the state of Illinois. Visit a little known pizza place where the deep-dish pizza is to die for. Spend the night in a haunted house or explore an abandoned resort town. What happens when you disturb the sanctity of an ancient deity? Swim with us in a lake where fish are not the only creatures under the water’s surface. Ghosts, mobsters, and zombies all provide thrills as we explore the Land of Lincoln. <br> <br>The number 13 is often viewed as an unlucky, even evil number. However , here it is only fitting we traverse the horrors of Illinois through 13 tales to make the heart beat just a little faster. Join us if you dare. <br> <br>Stories by: <br>Stuart Conover, Eric I. Dean, DJ Tyrer, Della West, Claire C. Riley, Herika R. Raymer, Frank J. Edler, Julianne Snow, A. Lopez, Jr., Armand Rosamilia, Eli Constant, P. David Puffinburger, and Jay Seate <br>



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I couldn't wait to read this anthology and it did not disappoint! This is an entertaining and terrifying collection. I am especially impressed with new author Eric I. Dean's "My Porcelain Monster." Who knew a simple toilet could be so sinister! I am anxious to read more from him and from all the authors in this collection! Brilliant! 
 
 
 

State of Horror is a unique anthology in that it collects 13 horror stories for each of the 50 states. Each state gets a book dedicated just to its own legends, folktales, hauntings, and general spookiness. The actual state plays a role, or is a character in the stories. The settings of the State of Horror stories are recognizable even to locals. All of the State of Horror authors take care to not only incorporate the state into their stories, but to create true horror stories to thrill readers of the horror genre.

Many of the State of Horror authors write an original tale of horror they have dreamt up and incorporated into a state. Other authors take local lore or a famous haunt and put their own creative spin on the story. Some authors even incorporate some history into their story and twist it until it terrifies even the hardiest horror lover.About State of Horror Anthology Series

State of Horror anthologies are planned to cover all 50 US states as well as some special editions. The series is broken down into regions (Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, South, Mountain, and Pacific) with books being released every five months. Upcoming releases will be State of Horror: Louisiana and State of Horror: North Carolina. Currently, submissions are being accepted for State of Horror: Tennessee and upcoming open submission, State of Horror: California. For more information on open submissions, visit the submission page at www.charoncoinpress.com

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

TWISTED REFLECTIONS - BY SHAY WEST - SUPER READ!



Twisted Reflections is Shay West's latest time travel tale. I love time travel stories, so even though this is geared to teens, it matters not to me.

Shay West is another of my great Women In Horror with a new release. Read and enjoy!

Blaze McRob




Book Description

July 23, 2014
Alexis Davenport is learning to come to grips with her ability to travel through time, but she still hasn’t been able to stop the evil Drifter and his Master from trying to alter the past.

When she travels back to ancient Egypt, Alex gets a most unexpected surprise; she meets someone who can help her figure out how to use her powers, another Traveler like herself.

But can Alex learn how to control her gift before Drifter finds a way to stop her from meddling in his Master’s plans?

5.0 out of 5 stars Twisted Reflections: Adventures of Alexis Davenport, Book 2, April 6, 2012
Alexis is a girl we can believe in. She is smart, sassy, talented and full of spirit. She also travels through time. Just a small little talent that can get her into and out of trouble.

Alexis has faced many challenges in the past year. Her parent's have divorced, she has moved to a new location and a new school. Living in her aunts guest house she feels like she doesn't have a place to call her own. To make matters worse her father hasn't contacted her since the divorce a year ago. She is hurt but trying to make the most out of her new situation.

Things are starting to look up for Alexis. Her mother has found a nice house to rent where she has a large bedroom and her own bathroom. She is doing well in school and it is now summer break. Her audition for a role in the summer production of "Wicked" has gone well and she has new and exciting friends. She even has a boyfriend, not that she is allowed to date, but he is nice and he likes her.

Now if only she could do something about this little problem she has. A special gift that has her disappearing and re-appearing in strange places. Like Egypt. What's worse, she has to hide her "gift." Who would believe her anyway?

This was an interesting, complex and realistic YA novel. It has strong female characters who depend on their intelligence, wit and good sense. While Alexis does get into some binds she finds good solutions to problems and takes responsibility for her own actions.

The time travel angle made this book fun to read and has great historical insight into how young women lived in other era's. There are some interesting plot twists which I will leave to the readers to discover.

Well written with strong female characters with good dynamics between them, nicely written dialogue and a good story this is a great novel for both young and older teens alike.

Karen Bryant Doering
Parent's Little Black Book




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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 and the Adventures of Alexis Davenport series. She has also been published in several anthologies: Battlespace (military scifi), Orange Karen: Tribute to a Warrior (fund raiser), Ancient New (steampunk/fantasy), and Horror in Bloom.

STATE OF HORROR: NEW JERSEY - IS OUT!





 I am proud to announce that State Of Horror: New Jersey is ready for your reading pleasure! This is a very eclectic array of tales by some mighty fine authors. Already, this super anthology is climbing the charts. Don't miss out! Get your copy. My short story Rudetown Road is included in the anthology. I tried some different things in the telling of my tale, and I'm pretty happy with the way it came out. I'm sure Jerry E. Benns, owner and Editor of Charon Coin Press was scratching his head with my styling, but we worked together and all is well.

Now for some more good news. All my royalties for my story will be going to St. Jude. I have a soft spot in my heart for children, and St. Jude does so much for young cancer patients. Also, and this is super great, Jerry E. Benns will match my royalties, dollar for dollar. What a guy! Thank you, Jerry! 

So what are you waiting on? Grab a great book, read some super stories, and put smiles on the faces of some terrific children!


Blaze McRob





http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00N15TPEI

Book Description

August 24, 2014
WHAT IS YOUR STATE OF HORROR?

The birth of a devil in the 18th century resonates in today’s world. A storm hits a small mountain town and the resident must evacuate, where will they go? Visit a zoo unlike any you have experienced. The sins of the past haunt the present in a once thriving industrial town. Discover what lies beneath the boardwalk. Take a walk down memory lane as a woman is haunted by that thing she most loved. Escaping from a zombie hoard may not be the worst danger you face. What does it really mean to “Keep it Jersey”?

Join us as we explore the modern interpretation of folklore, culture, and the uniqueness that is New Jersey through 13 tales of horror.

Stories by:
Scott M. Goriscak, Frank J. Edler, Armand Rosamilia, Julianne Snow, C.I. Kemp, T. Fox Dunham, Christian Jensen, Eli Constant, Blaze McRob, Diane Arrelle, Margaret Colton, Nathanael Gass, and Tim Baker


August 26, 2014

State of Horror is a unique anthology in that it collects 13 horror stories for each of the 50 states. Each state gets a book dedicated just to its own legends, folktales, hauntings, and general spookiness. The actual state plays a role, or is a character in the stories. The settings of the State of Horror stories are recognizable even to locals. All of the State of Horror authors take care to not only incorporate the state into their stories, but to create true horror stories to thrill readers of the horror genre.

Many of the State of Horror authors write an original tale of horror they have dreamt up and incorporated into a state. Other authors take local lore or a famous haunt and put their own creative spin on the story. Some authors even incorporate some history into their story and twist it until it terrifies even the hardiest horror lover.

State of Horror: New Jersey contains stories by Scott M. Goriscak, Frank J. Edler, Armand Rosamilia, Julianne Snow, C.I. Kemp, T. Fox Dunham, Christian Jensen, Eli Constant, Blaze McRob, Diane Arrelle, Margaret Colton, Nathanael Gass, and Tim Baker

Since State of Horror: New Jersey was previously released; within its re-launch, it features the six previously released stories along with seven brand new stories. The authors both new and old did a fantastic job of staying true to the horror genre with stories of the Jersey Devil, ghosts, and mystery under the boardwalk. In this book are authors who have published over 200 titles as well as authors with their very first published story. All of the stories are crafted to show the scarier side of New Jersey while also giving the readers a good sampling of the state.



About State of Horror Anthology Series

State of Horror anthologies are planned to cover all 50 US states as well as some special editions. The series is broken down into regions (Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, South, Mountain, and Pacific) with books being released every five months. Upcoming releases will be State of Horror: Louisiana and State of Horror: North Carolina. Currently, submissions are being accepted for State of Horror: Tennessee and upcoming open submission, State of Horror: California. For more information on open submissions, visit the submission page at www.charoncoinpress.com

TERRI DELCAMPO HITS THE GROUND RUNNING!



Terri DelCampo, one of my Women In Horror, and I were discussing a short time back about how she should get her books out to the reading public. She has many  but is just now publishing them. The great news is she has five tales up already and more are on the way. Terri is a breath of fresh air. You will love her stories. 

I present Terri DelCampo, the lady who writes about ooky things and is the horror expert of all things Owl.

 

OWL GUTS by Terri DelCampo (Jul 26, 2014)

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    Book Description

    July 26, 2014
    "Owl Guts" is ookiness with a side of willies dished out in six healthy servings by dark fiction writer Terri DelCampo, publisher of Owl's Eye View Magazine. Chills!
    3.0 out of 5 stars Terrifying real August 2, 2014
    I wasn't sure what to expect. each short story grabbed you. just when you thought it was safe...don't forget to leave the light on.


OwlMares by Terri DelCampo (Aug 21, 2014)


Book Description

August 21, 2014
Revenge is sought by a wicked witch. Angel's tears come at a fevered pitch. A little mouse can lead the way. A wandering owl flies far away. Scales of justice are magically painted. A sister acts from a mind that's tainted.
A bottle wobbles on a child's head; While you read of the ooky and the dead.




Ooky Bites by Terri DelCampo (Aug 5, 2014)


Book Description

August 5, 2014
In Ooky Bites Terri DelCampo, (author of Owl Guts) spews six more dark stories to make you feel the ooky. Prepare to sleep with the lights on!





Into the Mist by Terri DelCampo (Aug 19, 2014)


Book Description

August 19, 2014
Dan Wynthrop, vampire with a conscience, finds a way to survive without killing, but will his solution leave him in even worse torment?





Reflection by Terri DelCampo (Aug 11, 2014)



Book Description

August 11, 2014
Is it a cozy reading niche, an eternal prison, or a booby-trapped inheritance? A hexed mirror can be all three in Owl's Nest! Join Vicky Bennett Snyder and Lucy Bernelli on their twisted paths in this ooky-filled novel by Terri DelCampo.

Monday, August 25, 2014

SAMHAIN - AND - BEAUTY - LATEST STORIES BY LORI. R. LOPEZ - WOMAN IN HORROR!


Lori R. Lopez, a Woman In Horror, is getting a jump on Halloween with the tale Samhain. Also, she has just published Beauty as well. I bought both of these great stories. Reviews to come!




Samhain

Book Description

August 15, 2014
Daren Karl has an aversion to Halloween. When his sister asks him to take his nephew Trick-Or-Treating, he must overcome deep-rooted fears to survive a stressful night that becomes eerily familiar. The secrets of a murky past return to the surface to the point of rocking his entire existence. What is he willing to give up?

From the author of "3-Z", "Next Door", "Horrendus", "Monstrosities" AN ILL WIND BLOWS and more, "Samhain" is another treat in the bag of Halloween goodies by Lori R. Lopez.









Book Description

August 20, 2014
A dormant girl named Beauty, who controls and terrifies the people around her, wants to possess another girl. Quiet, don’t wake her up or there will be Hell to pay!

It was one of those tasteless roadside attractions but with a twist, a fairytale theme. The Ache Family could not have imagined what trouble stopping for food and gas might result in during their very first vacation trip. Let sleeping girls lie. That was what they should have done. Sadly, they never seemed to do anything quite right. Inspired by SLEEPING BEAUTY, presented from multiple perspectives, this humorous horror tale by the author of CHOCOLATE-COVERED EYES and THE FAIRY FLY allows you to peek inside the heads of an average quirky family.
 
 
 
 
 
Image of Lori R. Lopez

Lori R. Lopez wears many hats, literally and otherwise. She is an artist who designs her book covers and illustrates some of her tomes. As an author she writes poems, short stories, novels, children's books and songs, as well as a humorous-slash-serious column called "Poetic Reflections" at Fairy Fly Entertainment. She is a musician, actress, filmmaker, tree-hugger and animal-lover. A vegetarian, her work often contains themes of conservation, animal rights, and the rights of children. Lori unapologetically takes pride in creatively bending and reshaping the rules of writing when it suits her style.
A horror fan since small, she roamed graveyards as a kid and conducted funerals for dead birds, squirrels, insects and spiders. Lori has received various honors for her novels THE FAIRY FLY and AN ILL WIND BLOWS. She was named on an Examiner.com list of "92 HORROR AUTHORS YOU NEED TO READ RIGHT NOW" for WOMEN IN HORROR MONTH 2014. Her books also include CHOCOLATE-COVERED EYES, THE MACABRE MIND OF LORI R. LOPEZ, OUT-OF-MIND EXPERIENCES, DANCE OF THE CHUPACABRAS, POETIC REFLECTIONS: KEEP THE HEART OF A CHILD; THE MUDPUPPY and THE FOX TROT (based on childhood experiences).
Her stories and verse, featured in THE SIRENS CALL E-ZINE and at SERVANTE OF DARKNESS, have been published in anthologies such as TERROR TRAIN, WE ARE DUST AND SHADOWS, BONES II, MIRAGES: TALES FROM AUTHORS OF THE MACABRE, MASTERS OF HORROR: DAMNED IF YOU DON'T, DARLINGS OF DECAY, I BELIEVE IN WEREWOLVES, THE EPOCALYPSE: EMAILS AT THE END, SOUP OF SOULS, THIRSTY ARE THE DAMNED, and SCARE PACKAGE: 14 TALES OF TERROR. Fifteen of Lori's poems were published for an anthology titled IN DARKNESS WE PLAY.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

GOTHIC REVIVAL - BY CARSON BUCKINGHAM - IS OUT!



Gothic Revival, by Carson Buckingham, a Woman In Horror, is now out! This is a super novel with 534 glorious pages and is published by my friends at Sirens Call Publications. Anything Sirens Call publishes is great, and anything Carson writes is fantastic. Buy this great novel and be treated to the best!

Blaze McRob


Book Description

August 17, 2014
Alex and Leo Renfield are a husband and wife contractor team who’ve recently moved to the village of Woodhaven, Connecticut to escape the chaos of life in New York. Pretty close to broke, they meet Theodora Hamilton, a somewhat unsavory and odd individual, who offers them an astronomical amount of money to repaint the first floor of her family home.

But along with the huge paycheck comes a set of unsettling rules that must be followed explicitly if they are to accept the offer; one of which is they must reside on the property having no direct contact with the outside world until the job is complete.

Is Theodora Hamilton just an eccentric woman with a peculiar way of doing things, or is there a more sinister agenda that Alex and Leo are unaware of? What exactly does she have in store for this down-on-their-luck couple who have no choice but to accept the offer and the strange requirements that come along with it?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Carson Buckingham knew from childhood that she wanted to be a writer and began, at age six, by writing books of her own, hand-drawing covers, and selling them to any family member who would pay (usually a gumball) for what she referred to as "great literature." When she ran out of relatives, she came to the conclusion that there was no real money to be made in self-publishing, so she studied writing and read voraciously for the next eighteen years, while simultaneously collecting enough rejection slips to re-paper her living room...twice.
When her landlord chucked her out for, in his words, "making the apartment into one hell of a downer," she redoubled her efforts, and collected four times the rejection slips in half the time, single-handedly causing the first paper shortage in U.S. history.
But she persevered, improved greatly over the years, and here we are.
Carson has been/is a professional proofreader, editor, anthologist, newspaper reporter, copywriter, technical writer, novelist, short story writer and comedy writer. She prefers fiction writing above all, since fiction, ultimately, is where the truth is. Her novels and short stories fall under the horror subgenres of dark fantasy (think Poe, not swords and sorcery) and paranormal suspense and are meant to chill the reader without blood and guts and veins in the teeth.
Her blog is at http://carsonbuckingham.blogspot.com/ and though she is a horror writer, Carson's blog is humorous (she hopes) with commentary on life's absurdities updated each week in THE WEEKLY RANT. THE CAPTIONED PHOTO OF THE DAY is there, too, along with the HORROR-SCOPES and even shots of her garden in Arizona. You can also find out about what she's up to in the world of dark fantasy in the BOOK BLURBS and CARSON'S NEWS sections.
She loves reading and gardening; but not at the same time. Though born and raised in Connecticut, she lives in Arizona now--and Connecticut is glad to be rid of her!
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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

BOOK REVIEW FOR FOUR SPOOKY SHORT STORIES - BY KATHRYN MEYER GRIFFITH! MY WOMAN IN HORROR TODAY! Y


Kathryn Meyer Griffith is my Woman In Horror again! I have fallen behind with my book reviews for my Women In Horror and need to correct that. Kathryn is my first special lady I will give an encore shout out to. There will be many more to come. Of course, my regular Women In Horror posts will also continue.

Enjoy Kathryn's great book, Four Spooky Short Stories, like I did. My review is at the bottom of this post. Read Kathryn's other great books as well.


Blaze McRob


Book Description

January 22, 2013
Four contemporary spooky short stories:

Ghost Brother…
So what happens after you die? Do you go to heaven, or hell? Or do you go to a special place fashioned just for you based on the life you’d lived in the real world? Based on how you treated people? What you did to them?
And do ghosts exist? Do they roam the earth and plague the living, persuade them to do things they shouldn’t do?
Two brothers and their tale follow; their journey through life and death.
Do you believe in ghosts? Some do.

Running with the Train…
Sarah has always been lonely. Searching for a love she’s begun to believe will never come. Her family and friends depend, need her…but they can’t give her what she wants. True, eternal love. Like the wolves have.
So she goes on an adventure of a lifetime to the Grand Canyon; rides the train from Williams to the South Rim and sees these huge wolves running alongside in the evening twilight; scurrying unbelievably below on the Canyon’s ledges among the trees. She’s told there are no wolves but she hears their haunting cries. No one else sees or hears them. Just her.
Has her loneliness made her crazy?

The Banshee and the Witch…
What would you do to live forever, stay young forever? To find true love again?
And if you were a white witch with the magical powers to make it happen…and the secret of how to do it, would you?
So when the banshee comes calling for you one rainy dark night you’ll do what you have to do to get what you desire the most. More time.

Too Close to the Edge…
Artist Penelope had been looking forward to going with her husband, sister and brother-in-law to see the Grand Canyon…even though she was terrified of heights and, when she got there, couldn’t bear to get too close to the edge. She watched people balancing on one foot, acting foolish, taking photos, oblivious of the death waiting below them. It scared her.
Especially when a woman relates a story of a small child that fell into the Canyon the day before. Over the edge.
Then she sees a young girl go over the rim and no one will believe her.
For there was no child that had died–that day anyway.
Was she seeing things that weren’t there, or was there another explanation?***
 
 
5.0 out of 5 stars Four Spooky Short Stories, by Kathryn Meyer Griffith - Too Good To Be True!, August 20, 2014
By 
Robert C. Nelson (CHEYENNE, WY, US) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Four Spooky Short Stories (Kindle Edition)
Let it be known that I am Kathryn Meyer Griffith's biggest fan. I have not read a single story of hers that I have not fallen in love with. Whether it be tales of the End Days, Dinosaurs popping out of Crater Lake, or any of her other sterling adventures into horror, she always amazes me. The beauty of her words can be enjoyed by YA readers up to old guys like me and older. This collection of four spooky tales is eerie, filled with plenty of horror, but is told from the vantage point of a story teller. Imagine you're sitting by a camp fire in the middle of a dark forest on a moonless night and Kathryn is standing before you, waving her arms and casting magnificent shadows all about her, shadows coming ever closer to you as she tells you two stories of ghosts, one werewolf tale, and my favorite, one about a banshee and a witch. Do you want to live forever, or maybe do you want justice? Are you searching for love denied? In her amazing way, Kathryn sets the tone and setting of the story and draws you into it. You cannot help but listen as you read, for Kathryn is a master at utilizing all the senses, and she blends them together as few authors can. She is in the room with you as you read. You want her there, but you are also afraid. The glory of it all! Buy this great book and see what I mean.
 

PATRICIA ANABEL- WOMAN IN HORROR!





http://patriciaanabel.blogspot.co.uk/


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Patricia Anabel is my Woman In Horror today! While Patricia is probably known more for her Gothic poetry, she writes great short stories as well. It speaks well of her that she is included in a number of anthologies with great authors and a number of Women In Horror. Of course, I am not the least bit surprised to see her fantastic works in any of these anthologies. I am amazed at the talented women who are published in so many great anthologies today.

Going through some of the great books below, I am surprised to see that they are not selling as well as I think they should. Part of why I write my Women In Horror posts is to introduce readers to great women authors. Word of mouth should garner interest interest not only for these outstanding ladies, but for their co-authors as well. That is my desire.

Another irritant for me is when I see a talented author with only a handful of likes on their Amazon Author page. Head over and hit the like button for Patricia. She deserves it!



In the Dangerous Dreams anthology, Patricia has a tale titled Bathory.

Book Description

March 29, 2014
Everyone dreams but not everyone remembers them... Sometimes that's a very good thing. This collection of dark stories explores dreams, their impact, their meaning, their results...
Read and enjoy ... gentle warning, watch your own dreams from now on...
 
 
 
 
 In Broken, Patricia graces the pages with the super story The Broken Chain.
 

Book Description

March 28, 2014
Everything eventually gets broken, whether it’s Greek sculptures or spaceships, someone somewhere does something and it gets broken. All the cursing and skilful patching in the world can never put it back together again. When this comes to people…

Broken things, broken minds, broken bodies: these talented authors came up with an amazing array of stories on this theme.

If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it.

Read this anthology instead!
 
 
 
 
 
Memento Mori is a fantastic anthology! The Final Dance, a poem, is within the pages, penned by none other than Patricia.
 

Book Description

March 31, 2014
Death is inevitable. This collection of art, poetry, flash fiction and short storiesaddresses the fact that death is inevitable. The manner of death and the why is important, as is the consequences, before and during the process of death. And what happens after death? Nothing? Everything? Or is it somewhere in between? Remember that we will die. Death is inevitable. More than twenty authors, poets and artists show us our mortality
4.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Short Stories June 12, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I purchased this book because a coworker (who sidelines as an author of short stories) had a couple stories published in it. I'm happy to report that she can REALLY write a creepy, disturbing story. Now, while I will no longer be able to talk with her about her hobby without thinking of death, drugs, abusive family members, and axe murderers, I can enthusiastically recommend her work to anyone wanting an entertaining and creepy diversion. (Also, the other stories in the book were quite good too.) 4/5 stars! (Which is what I give to authors unless they write with the skill of Dumas, Poe, Shakespeare, Creighton, Asimov, or King.)

If you are a fan of short stories and/or want to scare children and sensitive adults, I highly recommend this compilation.
 
 
 
 
 
 Amazon bio:
 
Patricia Anabel was born in Bratislava, Slovakia in 1969, her family then moved south, where she grew up in a small town called Nove Zamky. In 1996 she reallocated to the UK, where she shares her home in South London with her husband Chris and black kitten Sphinx.
Patricia has always been intrigued by all things Gothic, especially the Vampirism culture, so she would be naturally drawn to Bram Stoker's Dracula Society through which she discovered Hammer Horror.
Since young age Patricia has had a vivid imagination and creative mind, which has enabled her to transcend through many creative projects including writing gothic poetry, short stories and bespoke jewellery making.


Patricia Anabel is a Woman In Horror!


Blaze McRob



 

We are Dust and Shadow by James Ward Kirk, Tais Teng and Mike Jansen (May 25, 2014)

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Hell by James Ward Kirk and William Cook (Apr 8, 2013)

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Bones by James Ward Kirk Publishing (Sep 20, 2013)

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Memento Mori by James Ward Kirk (Mar 31, 2014)

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Ugly Babies Two by James Ward Kirk (Jan 4, 2014)

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Gothic Poems and Fiction by George Wilhite and Travis I. Sivart (Aug 9, 2013)

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Bones II by James Ward Kirk and Lori R. Lopez (Jan 24, 2014)

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Serial Killers Tres Tria by James Ward Kirk Publishing (Sep 20, 2013)

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Grave Robbers by James Ward Kirk and William Cook (Apr 8, 2013)

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In the Darkness by Ron Koppelberger, Ken Goldman, Neil Leckman and Troy Frings (May 28, 2014)

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Dangerous Dreams by Neil Leckman, Naomi Clark, Ken Goldman and Matthew Wilson (Mar 29, 2014)

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Broken by Troy Frings, Ron Koppelberger, Jordan Elizabeth Mierek and Neil Leckman (Mar 28, 2014)

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