Friday, October 31, 2014

COFFIN HOP WEB TOUR 2014: DAY 8 BELONGS TO BRUCE LOCKHART 2ND!

COFFIN HOP WEB TOUR 2014

COFFIN HOP WEB TOUR 2014
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Coffin Hop Web Tour has arrived! There are hundreds of authors involved, and there are prizes everywhere you look. This great tour will be going on from October 24-31. Don't forget to check in at
http://www.coffinhop.com/ for the latest and greatest news.Also, the Facebook place to get the latest news is https://www.facebook.com/CoffinHop
 


Today is the last day of Coffin Hop Web Tour 2014, and I close it out with a bang! Today just happens to be Bruce Lockhart 2nd's birthday, and  Adventures In Horrorland, a super collection of short stories penned by Bruce and his mother Suzie Lockhart, was published last year on Halloween. So, it's time to start up a tradition and keep the fires burning.

Bruce and Suzie are not only superb authors, but they are fantastic editors as well. Their anthology Fractured Realms, published through Horrified Press and available on Lulu http://www.lulu.com/shop/horrified-press/fractured-realms/paperback/product-21674495.html is a CHARITY ANTHOLOGY IN AID OF THE AUTISM TRUST. Great cause. There are many superb horror tales here by fantastic authors. This might be a little unusual, but my favorite story in the book is Perfect Strangers. Why is this unusual? Because this is the foreword. It is written by Bruce. I love it. It shows the heart and soul of my friend. I purchased a number of copies and will purchase more. This is a labor of love for Suzie and Bruce, and envelops a cause that they, and I, hold dear to our hearts.

My review for Adventures In Horrorland below will tell you how I feel about this great book. It also lead to some sales for them. I love that even more.


What I say for Bruce and one of his stories is very true:

"Shadow Rain, by Bruce, is so great it's hard to describe. It is part horror, part fantasy, and a lot about love. In short, it is a literary gem."

It is a literary gem indeed. Bruce is a very gifted man.



So, in honor of Bruce's birthday, so aptly having come on Halloween(yes I'm jealous), I am giving away ten copies of Adventures In Horrorland. You're reading this right. Ten copies. This is 204 pages of superb horror.

Let's get your fingers working now on the keyboard. Get your copy! 









 

Book Description

October 31, 2013
Beware once you cross this threshold, there’s no going back. Experience 20 different tales of dread and despair that will have your heart pounding, and your mind drifting through gateways of things not of this world.
Relinquish your understanding of fear at the door, for the things that sprout forth from the minds of Suzie & Bruce Lockhart 2nd are far beyond the normal ideas of terror you’ve become accustomed to.
HorrorLand will take you on a rollercoaster ride of insanity, from the undead, to the great deceiver himself!
Around every corner, in every crack and crevice, you will encounter terror. You can’t find sanctuary even in your own home…
So why run?
Would you strike a deal with death, hunt the things of shadow and substance, or seek revenge over justice?
Come now, just one more step, to face your fears behind that looming, wrought iron gate. This is going to be one helluva of a show, and, in truth, now that you’re here… I really can’t let you go
 
 
 
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect Title For A Perfect Horror Anthology! October 5, 2014
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Adventures In Horrorland, by Suzie Lockhart and Bruce Lockhart 2nd was aptly published last year on Halloween. Read it again this year. The stories will blow you away!

My favorite story is The Monster In Me, penned by both Suzie and Bruce. I am amazed at the fact a duo of authors was able to write this. Great job on both their parts. I can't tell who wrote what. All I can say is that this is horror at its best.

Be Careful What You Wish For, by Suzie, is another great tale, one that has a super ending. Gotta love that!

Shadow Rain, by Bruce, is so great it's hard to describe. It is part horror, part fantasy, and a lot about love. In short, it is a literary gem.

These three stories are my favorites, but they are all great. To show you how much I love this book, I have an autographed paperback version signed by both Suzie and Bruce, and I also bought the Kindle ebook. I don't wish to be one of those people who reviews without buying a book. It's not my style.

I want to see more from these great authors! 
 
 
Happy Birthday, Bruce! And Happy Halloween!
 
 
Blaze McRob

Thursday, October 30, 2014

COFFIN HOP WEB TOUR 2014: DAY 7 BELONGS TO NINA D'ARCANGELA!

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COFFIN HOP WEB TOUR 2014
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Coffin Hop Web Tour has arrived! There are hundreds of authors involved, and there are prizes everywhere you look. This great tour will be going on from October 24-31. Don't forget to check in at
http://www.coffinhop.com/ for the latest and greatest news.Also, the Facebook place to get the latest news is https://www.facebook.com/CoffinHop
 
 

How great is this! I am giving away five copies of Nina D'Arcangela's great story Bent Metal on her birthday! Woo, hoo! This is one fantastic tale of psychological horror. My favorite kind! You will notice the review below. That's me with my boring name. I got to do the first review for this great story. I love when that happens. I also love when Amazon tells me it led to sales. Double joy. Anyway, look this over and tell me you want this book and it is yours. Here or on my Facebook page. I guarantee you will love it.










Book Description

September 16, 2014
Where does reality end and dreamscape begin?

Woken each night by the sounds of screams and twisting metal, Lauren must relive the panic and fear of discovering her brother’s broken body on the asphalt. But each morning, she finds it’s only a dream… One she doesn’t want to keep having.

At what point does a dream become a nightmare, and what if the nightmare was more than a figment of her subconscious?
 
 
 
 
5.0 out of 5 stars Bent Metal Will Bend Your Mind! September 19, 2014
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Bent Metal, by Nina D'Arcangela, is one of those mind-blowing tales that takes twists and turns from start to finish. You know the ending, but you really don't. You are pulled into alternate realities that pull at you from all directions, whispering into your ears that what you are reading only hints at the truth, and no matter how it plays out, there will be deep sadness.

Many people say never to write about dreams. No one cares to hear about them. I beg to differ. Dreams are on a plane of existence unlike our waking psyches. Nina's dream world is interlaced with realities, and bonds itself to the physical reality we try to ground ourselves in.

I have had the same dream every night for 47 years. I keep hoping for a different ending so that happiness will finally wash over me. This gives me more insight into the tale Nina shares with us. I understand. I believe. And I can still hope.

Read Bent Metal. Nina D'Arcangela is a master of psychological horror. 

SUZIE AND BRUCE LOCKHART ROCK ALONG WITH REBECCA BOUCHER!

I am really excited to share this with you today! Suzie and Bruce Lockhart are not only two of my favorite authors and editors, but they are also two of my favorite people on this spinning orb. I have included a bit of introduction about them here, but I hope you will go to Rebecca's website http://beccab8.blogspot.com/ and read everything in its entirety. Their short story posted there is superb.

I'm really glad Rebecca Boucher teamed up with my friends today!


Blaze McRob


Ten To Midnight


I have some thing a little different tonight. I'm introducing you to the mother/son team of Suzie and Bruce Lockhart. Not only that, they have graciously provided their short horror story Ten To Midnight, in it's entirety, for me to post. So without further ado here they are. The amazingly talented mother son team who is rocking Western PA.....The best thing about these guys, they support a cause close to my heart, Autism. (This is a long post, so be sure to click on the page break and continue reading)




All about…

Suzie Lockhart and Bruce Lockhart 2nd

 
Suzie Lockhart and Bruce Lockhart 2nd are co-editors of Sinister Saints Press, the ‘Young Adult’ Imprint of Horrified Press. (They are a mother/son writing and editing team—they hate when people think they’re a married couple! Ewww!!!)

          Suzie is married & a mother of 4, and was supposed to be on a beach somewhere writing romance novels. 

Bruce, her second child, was born on Halloween, and dreamed of playing football.

          Shit happens.

          So there they are, writing horror in Western PA—otherwise known as purgatory.

          Hey, Suzie was just trying to get published when Dark Moon picked up a little flash fiction piece she wrote, entitled ‘Instinct’.

          HORROR?!

          What about all those romances? 

          Next thing she knew, Bruce and her were working together, getting short stories accepted left and right in a variety of publications such as: Dark Moon Digest, Sirens Call, PMMP, James Ward Kirk Fiction, The Chicagoland Journal, Women on Writing (Top Ten, Spring Flash Fiction contest), Dark Lore, Diabolic Publications, and, of course, Horrified Press!
Try them out with this fantastic piece..... Ten To Midnight




Okay, you have had plenty of time to read this portion. Go to http://beccab8.blogspot.com/  and read the super short story Suzie and Bruce wrote.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

COFFIN HOP WEB TOUR 2014: DAY 6! I PRESENT TERRI DELCAMPO!

COFFIN HOP WEB TOUR 2014

COFFIN HOP WEB TOUR 2014
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Coffin Hop Web Tour has arrived! There are hundreds of authors involved, and there are prizes everywhere you look. This great tour will be going on from October 24-31. Don't forget to check in at
http://www.coffinhop.com/ for the latest and greatest news.Also, the Facebook place to get the latest news is https://www.facebook.com/CoffinHop
 
 
Today, for Coffin Hop Web Tour Day 6, I wish to present Terri DelCampo! Terri is the Queen of ookiness. Make no mistake about it. She asked me back in early July what she should do with all the stories and novels she has written. I said, "Publish them," and she is going gangbusters. 
 
I figured the best thing to do would be to start with her first book and let you see what a fantastic author she is. So, me lads and lassies, I am giving away three Kindle copies of Owl Guts. The title alone should suck you into the book. 
 
Three lucky people will grab some ookiness today. You know you want this great book!
 
 
Blaze McRob
 
 
 
 


OWL GUTS by Terri DelCampo (Jul 26, 2014)


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!
 
 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

COFFIN HOP WEB TOUR 2014: DAY 5 BELONGS TO YVONNE MASON!

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COFFIN HOP WEB TOUR 2014
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Coffin Hop Web Tour has arrived! There are hundreds of authors involved, and there are prizes everywhere you look. This great tour will be going on from October 24-31. Don't forget to check in at
http://www.coffinhop.com/ for the latest and greatest news.Also, the Facebook place to get the latest news is https://www.facebook.com/CoffinHop
 
 
Today is Coffin Hop Web Tour 2014: Day 5, and it belongs to Yvonne Mason! I am giving away one Kindle copy of Silent Scream, a non-fiction horror book about Gerard Schaefer, a notorious serial killer. Yvonne Mason tells it like it is. This is a gruesome book. Yet, we cannot ignore what the scum of humanity foist upon their victims. It had to be told, and Yvonne did a fine job.

 Why am I giving away only one copy today? This is a meaty tome and the winner will receive a $9.99 book for free. You can't beat that. 

One more thing before it comes up: this book is one that is either loved or not. I love it. There are those who don't. That is their prerogative. We all enjoy different books. Read the free sample to see if this is your kind of book. Check out the reviews if you wish. But don't dawdle for too long because this book won't be around long. 
 
Blaze McRob 
 
 
 
 

Silent Scream by Yvonne Mason (Sep 27, 2008)

Book Description

September 27, 2008
It was a time of innocence, a time of hippies, flower children and the Age of Aquarius. A time when young people felt free to roam about the countryside hitchhiking without fear. A time when law enforcement was trusted by the people they were sworn to protect and serve.
That time was shattered by one of law enforcements own. His name was Gerard Schaefer. He was a former Wilton Manors, Florida Police Officer who lied his way into the office of the Martin County Florida Sheriff’s Office. He used his lie to continue to perpetrate his crimes of torture and murder of young women who hitchhiked along Florida’s roads.
Gerard Schaefer shattered the lives of the families of these young girls and destroyed the faith of the public in law enforcement. He killed without pity. He tortured without conscience and he hid the crimes without thought.
Schaefer not only destroyed the lives of as many as 34 young women, he kept trophies of his kills, and he lived the crimes over and over again. He believed he was doing the world and his victims a justice by ridding the world of the “whores” who hitchhiked. Gerard Schaefer was a narcissistic psychopath who wanted his fifteen minutes of fame. He believed he had earned it.
Florida Author, Yvonne Mason, in her newest release Silent Scream, has captured not only the essence of evil in Gerard Schaefer, she has also captured his brilliance. But more than that Ms. Mason has finally given a voice to the Silent Screams of Gerard Schaefer’s victims, the known and the unknown.
Ms. Mason who has a degree in Criminal Justice and was a Bounty Hunter in Georgia before moving to Florida has given a voice to such victims as Georgia Jessup and Susan Place, the two who were discovered on South Hutchinson Island, April 1, 1973 seven months after they disappeared on Sept 23, 1972 in a shallow grave in pieces. She has also given a voice to Collette Goodenough and Barbara Ann Willcox who were killed in Jan 1973 and whose bones found four years later at C-24 Canal.
Ms. Mason has captured the not only the pain, the agony and the suffering Gerard Schaefer’s victims went through, she has captured the pain, the anger and the hurt which law enforcement suffered at the hands of this killer.
Even after thirty four years the ones who were in law enforcement at that time still haven’t forgotten. They still carry the emotional scars of the heinous tortures and murders of Gerard Schaefer on the innocent.
Retired FBI Roy Hazelwood writes after reading Ms. Mason’s book: "Yvonne Mason has captured the true essence of Gerard Schaefer, a deputy sheriff who enjoyed torturing and killing young women. It is a gripping story and you should prepare to be disturbed. I guarantee that you will find it difficult to put this book down."
Retired Oakland Park PD Detective Chuck Hemp who worked the disappearance of Jessup and Place wrote this after reading Silent Scream: “When Gerald Schaefer used his badge and gun to terrorize and kill rather than protect and serve he crossed a line that not only snuffed out the lives of his victims but also affected the lives of their loved ones and the police officers charged with investigating these crimes. In her book “Silent Screams” Yvonne Mason has captured more than just the story, but has also given voices to all of Schaefer’s unknown victims. I’m sure there are many.”
Ms. Mason stated this “The victims no longer scream silently, they now have a voice and with that voice comes peace.”
Silent Scream is a voice for the victims. It is their way of never being forgotten and of also reminding each of us that at any time or any place we also can become a victim.

Yvonne Mason

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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… Read more

GREAT Q&A WITH KAMERYN JAMES ON REBECCA BOUCHER'S BLOG!


I am truly meeting some fantastic authors on Rebecca Boucher's blog. Kameryn James is certainly one of them. She is a most fascinating author and a super person as well. Go to this link http://beccab8.blogspot.com/ and read it in its entirety. You will be most enlightened and I hope you find a new favorite author.

Blaze McRob

Come Meet Kameryn James......





This month has been spooktacular! (OK, pardon the corny pun.) I have meet some amazing and talented horror writers, introduced them to you guys, and hopefully will have some great collaborations in the future. As the month draws to a close, we visit with our last three authors. Hopefully I have given you guys a glimpse into the minds of a horror writer. We are all like you, just  a little more in tune with the darkness around us.

We have visited hard core horror, YA paranormal fantasy, psychological thrillers and everything in between. We have learned some of the tricks of the trade, and got to know some great new books. Today is no exception. We are taking our seven questions to the talented Kameryn James. Kameryn's work has appeared in anthologies from Sirens Call and Dead Gun Press. Her story Skin appearing in the anthology Voices from the Gloom
http://www.amazon.com/Voices-Gloom-1-Jon-Olson-ebook/dp/B00GWTUIC8/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1414459073&sr=1-1&keywords=Kameryn+James
 

BLACK WIDOW - BY MAGENTA NERO - IS THIS WEEK'S TERROR TUESDAY

Halloween is upon us, Damnlings! The dead rise and play. The Damned
spread their decay. All while our Magenta Nero steals your soul... BLACK
WIDOW http://wp.me/p2iKoL-Ks this week's newest ‪#‎horror‬ from Pen of the
Damned!
The street is alive with festivities but my house is sombre and silent. The neighbourhood knows I am a widow in mourning, that I want to be left in peace, but that doesn’t prevent those roaming lit...
penofthedamned.com
 
 
 
 
Magenta Nero has a super tale of horror for you today! Black Widow is a return to old horror. That of a psychological nature. She does it so well.

Go to the link above and read her story. You won't be sorry. Unless you're a sissy-la-la, that is.

Check out the rest of Magenta's stories and those from the other members of Pen Of The Damned. They are all free and all of them are Damned Dark!


Blaze McRob
 
 

Monday, October 27, 2014

COFFIN HOP WEB TOUR 2014: DAY 4! CARSON BUCKINGHAM!

COFFIN HOP WEB TOUR 2014

COFFIN HOP WEB TOUR 2014
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Coffin Hop Web Tour has arrived! There are hundreds of authors involved, and there are prizes everywhere you look. This great tour will be going on from October 24-31. Don't forget to check in at
http://www.coffinhop.com/ for the latest and greatest news.Also, the Facebook place to get the latest news is https://www.facebook.com/CoffinHop
 
 
Today is Coffin Hop Web Tour 2014: Day 4. I am taking a bit of a departure from my other posts for Coffin Hop in that I am now going to be giving away author books for some outstanding authors not at all related to any of the authors in my Press. These are authors published either on their own or by other Presses. They have no idea I am doing this. I am paying for these great Kindle books. Take advantage of the books I am offering. They will not last long.
 
First up is Carson Buckingham and her great novel, Gothic Revival! I read and loved this book! Once the wonkiness of this week is over, I will post a review and it will be Five Star. 
 
 I am giving away two Kindle versions of this great novel. Don't dawdle! The first two to respond will be winners. Happy winners.


Blaze McRob
 

Gothic Revival by Carson Buckingham, Gloria Bobrowicz and Bob Freeman (Aug 17, 2014)

 

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?
 

Image of Carson Buckingham
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… Read more

Sunday, October 26, 2014

COFFIN HOP WEB TOUR 2014: DAY 3!

COFFIN HOP WEB TOUR 2014

COFFIN HOP WEB TOUR 2014
GET YOUR HORROR ON!
 
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Coffin Hop Web Tour has arrived! There are hundreds of authors involved, and there are prizes everywhere you look. This great tour will be going on from October 24-31. Don't forget to check in at
http://www.coffinhop.com/ for the latest and greatest news.Also, the Facebook place to get the latest news is https://www.facebook.com/CoffinHop
 
 
Today I'm giving away three Kindle copies of No Sympathy For The Wicked, by Joseph Albert King. This is a super tale of horror, mob style. This is Las Vegas at its worst. I love the gritty, in your face, styling of this fantastic author. This is not for the squeamish. Hey, it's horror month. You don't want a fluffy-lamby tale.

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No Sympathy For The Wicked by Joseph Albert King, Jeffrey Hollar, Blaze McRob and Thomas Arensberg (Apr 9, 2014)


Book Description

April 9, 2014
There’s a reason they call Las Vegas “Sin City”. There’s a reason tourists are reassured “what happens here, stays here.” Dark places and shadows are the natural counterpart to bright lights and boundless sunshine. Las Vegas has plenty of both.

Wherever there are shadows there is the potential for shadowy figures and shady dealings. No Sympathy for the Wicked shines a light on a side of life where seduction, betrayal, death and damage are business as usual. Step into the shadows if you wish but remember to always watch your back. 
 
 
 
You will love this great novel. First three to comment win!
 
 
Blaze McRob
 

Saturday, October 25, 2014

CHECK OUT ZACK KULLIS TODAY ON NINA D'ARCANGELA'S WEBSITE!


Zack Kullis, #horror #author of ‘Smite The Damned’ & ‘Realm Crossing’ #COFFINHOP @ZKullis @CoffinHop @Sotet_Angyal

Welcome to Coffin Hop on Spreading the Writer’s Word!

Every EIGHT hours for the next EIGHT days I’m gonna switch it up and offer you something horrifically scrumptious from a different author!
The 12:30 am and 8:30 am posts will feature two novels or novellas per author; the 4:30pm post will be a $0.99 cent short sprinkled in for fun!
Deets on how and what you can win are at the bottom of each post. And anywhere you see the words Coffin Hop in the post, you can click to visit the other fab hoppers!
Let’s see who’s the Reaper’s eyeballin’ in this post, shall we?
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Featured Author: Zack Kullis

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When Keith Da Silva finally confronts the circumstances surrounding his mother’s death, his eyes are opened to the darkness that is waging an ancient war against humanity. Keith is physically confronted by demonic forces, shattering his view of reality, and fights for his life with beings that live on pain and death.
In Smite the Damned, legions of spirits and demons fight alongside an ancient evil, the Nephilim, that have been hiding among their human prey. Keith is asked to help keep the dark forces at bay, and becomes a hunter of the damned. But, his role as a hunter soon brings anguish and death to his family and friends. With only a few people to help, Keith takes the battle to the forces of the Dark Lord, and ultimately, is pulled into a fight within a grand demon’s personal realm.
Available on Amazon!

 Ream Crossing: Smite The Damned Book TwoZackKullis_RealmCrossing
After fighting overwhelming odds, Keith Da Silva travels to a realm of brilliant light and immense darkness in search of an item that will help him in his fight. When intrigue and treachery bring his plan to the attention of his adversaries, demons and a powerful Nephilim lead Keith into a deadly trap.
Available on Amazon!
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Zack and Nina are a dynamic duo!

Blaze McRob

VISIT WITH J. MALCOLM STEWART AND REBECCA BOUCHER!

Visit with J. Malcolm Stewart and Rebecca Boucher today! This is one hilarious take on Halloween and monsters. You are in for a real treat.

Go to http://beccab8.blogspot.com/ for the entire post!


Blaze McRob

This Haloween Remember, Embrace Your Love Of Monsters

Click posters for even more screams!


 



As the month winds down we still have four great authors to get to know. Today it's Jason Malcolm Stewart.

Before this tour I had no idea who Jason was, and I have learned that's a shame. Jason is a horror movie connoisseur of sorts. In fact, you can say he wrote the book on horror movies.  A man of many talents, Jason has explored the connection of popular horror movies through the decades and his own work. As well as the work of others. His book, Look Back in Horror: A Personal History of Horror Film explores that concept deeper.  It looks like an amazing book, and he likes a lot of the same classic horror movies as I do. (Who is going to argue the timeless impact of Bela Lugosi?)

Today Jason discusses the little things that expose you as a horror lover to others.  His fun article will leave you wishing today was Halloween. Take a look at some of his classis recommendations, but beware of the things lurking just beyond the shadows. Take it away Jason:


21 Reasons Why You Are a Monster Lover

by J. Malcolm Stewart

 





This was a short teaser. Go to  http://beccab8.blogspot.com/ for the entire post!

Blaze McRob




COFFIN HOP WEB TOUR 2014: DAY 2!

COFFIN HOP WEB TOUR 2014

COFFIN HOP WEB TOUR 2014
GET YOUR HORROR ON!


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Coffin Hop Web Tour has arrived! There are hundreds of authors involved, and there are prizes everywhere you look. This great tour will be going on from October 24-31. Don't forget to check in at
http://www.coffinhop.com/ for the latest and greatest news.Also, the Facebook place to get the latest news is https://www.facebook.com/CoffinHop


Today I am giving away two Kindle copies of Sideshow, a fantastic horror anthology with many full-color, full-page interior art pictures by the fantastic Melissa Stevens. There are fantastic authors in this super tome. You will love this great book! Hurry up because these two will go fast!
 

Sideshow by Melissa Stevens, Phil Hickes, S. MacLeod and Leigh M. Lane (Oct 10, 2014)

Book Description

October 10, 2014
Come one, come all! The Sideshow has come to town! This isn't your usual freak show, we have wonders to show you that you will not find anyplace else. Marvel at the Human Illumine, lose yourself in the Amazing Mirror Maze. Come for the Last Show of the Day! We have it all. But be careful, not all is as it appears...danger may lurk in the shadows. There are some things that should be kept in the dark. Ticket please...
 
 
Quick like a bunny! Grab this great book!
 
 
Blaze McRob

Thursday, October 23, 2014

COFFIN HOP WEB TOUR: DAY ONE!


COFFIN HOP WEB TOUR 2014

COFFIN HOP WEB TOUR 2014
GET YOUR HORROR ON!


http://coffinhop.com/

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Coffin Hop Web Tour has arrived! There are hundreds of authors involved, and there are prizes everywhere you look. This great tour will be going on from October 24-31. Don't forget to check in at
http://www.coffinhop.com/ for the latest and greatest news.


So what am I giving away today? I have an assortment of ebooks for your reading pleasure. Five in all today. First come, first served. First up gets their choice of book and so on. Today I will be offering Kindle books. Let me know if you would rather have a Smashwords version. Five winners today!








Liquid Black by Jo-Anne Russell and Blaze McRob (Oct 16, 2014)

Book Description

October 16, 2014
Outside an old Victorian house, Kellen Thorpe waits. Though his flesh is withering...rotting off the bone, he still has his power and that will be enough to do what he must. Tonight is a very special night..maybe not for the poor inhabitants inside, but tonight Kellen will be reborn. Until then, he will hide in the corner shed, tucked away in the far corner of the back yard, and wait.
 
 

     

Lilitu by Craig McGray, Blaze McRob and Rebecca Boucher (Sep 1, 2014)

Book Description

September 1, 2014
Lilitu

A dying man's last wishes are for the very thing that has delivered him to an early grave. In Lilitu, a seductive temptress returns to her lover's bedside, but this time, she hasn't come alone.

*Lilitu is a short horror story of approximately 11 pages.
 
 
 


     

The Bainbridge Witch by Lisa McCourt Hollar, Blaze Mcrob and Thomas Arensberg (Oct 14, 2014)

Book Description

October 14, 2014
“Upon the town the witch placed a curse,
Vowing she’d return, to do her worst.
Your children will vanish, to never be found,
Their fate unknown beneath the ground.
I’ll drink their blood, and eat their hearts,
Their eyes I’ll bake into juicy tarts.
Dare you to think that I can die,
Your arrogance will be your own demise.
When a century has come and gone,
And Bainbridge nights have grown long,
On All Hallows Eve, from sleep I’ll wake
And on your young, revenge I’ll take.”  




     

The Bloody Jewel by Lisamarie Lamb, Blaze McRob and Thomas Arensberg (Oct 9, 2014)

 

Book Description

October 9, 2014
My body swings from the yard arm of the ship, the Bloody Jewel, hanging where it was left when my struggles finally ceased, and I was allowed to die. Hanging where it will stay until the crows finish with it. Where it will stay until the smell becomes too much for the crew, or my spine crumbles to dust and no longer supports my ravaged, angrily abused bones. What will become of me then?
At least the other dead, my supposed victims, had a service, albeit brief, and a burial at sea. At least they are at rest, and their souls are at peace. When they killed me—tried me and condemned me—my shipmates believed they had rid their beloved ship of the monster that lived within it, that lived amongst them and tried to destroy them.
They got it wrong.
 
 


     

Tombie by Jackie G. Williams and Blaze McRob (Jun 18, 2014)

 

Book Description

June 18, 2014
Tombie just wants to be left alone, but ever since his diagnoses his family pokes and prods him whenever he falls asleep. "I'm narcoleptic, I'm not going to die in my sleep!" When Tombie woke one day in a body bag, he decided he was better off on his own and leaves his family behind.
 
 
I will be mixing many more books as we go along. Have fun and visit all my fellow hoppers!
 
 
Blaze McRob



Wednesday, October 22, 2014

DON'T EAT THAT- AND OTHER STORIES - BY BENJAMIN BAUTZ!






http://www.amazon.com/Dont-Eat-That-Other-Stories-ebook/dp/B00ORYJLKU/ref=sr_1_24_title_0_main?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1414024767&sr=1-24&keywords=visionary+press+collaborative


Don't Eat That and Other Stories, by Benjamin Bautz, is a fantastic collection of short stories. These are horror to the bone, by a new author who is going places fast. I have been around the business for a while now, and I can honestly say that this man has talent. Serious talent. Buy this great book and do yourself a big favor. You are in for a horrific treat!

Blaze McRob




Book Description

October 21, 2014
Halloween approaches and Billy and his best friend Camille are excited. Trick or Treat is coming and the whole neighborhood is decorated like the Disney version of a nightmare. But something is different this year. All the residents are putting out plates of raw meat on their stoops, and go about their business with the shadow of fear on them.
What is the reason for this, and why are the adults too afraid to tell their children? Billy is determined to discover the secret, only to learn that some secrets are kept as a favor.
Bonus story-Kissing Frogs
Has a dead hotty finally found her prince charming?
Bonus Story-Tribute of Treat
There is something not quite right with this trick or treater.
Plus- Preview of Johnny Chaos-a novel by Benjamin Bautz coming soon from VCP

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."
 
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.
 
 

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