Sunday, August 30, 2015

ETERNAL - BY CRAIG MCGRAY - IS THIS WEEK'S SCARY SUNDAY TALE!


http://penofthedamned.com/2015/08/25/eternal/

Eternal, by Craig McGray, is this week's Scary Sunday tale. Craig writes about a love that will never die. Some loves are like that: eternally damned, or eternally blessed. You decide as you read this sterling story from Craig.

I have only posted a snippet here. Hit the link above to read the story in its entirety. While you're at the Pen Of the Damned website, read more great stories from Craig. You will be caught up in his writing.

Blaze McRob

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Eternal

Nat Tyler sobbed over the grave of Elena Hainsley as he had every night for the nine months since her passing. Though he was 30 years her elder, his devotion to her was undying. From the moment he’d seen her across the hospital hallway, he dedicated every waking breath to trying to ease her pain and suffering, often stealing from the dispensary in order to give her the treatment her family was too poor to afford.
Nat had been employed as a nursing assistant at the institution for only a short time before Elena was admitted there for a rare form of cancer. Though he had no formal medical training, he was highly intelligent, and often snickered at the med students when they tried to make a diagnosis only to fail miserably. He watched how the treatments were given and was soon diverting medication from one patient to another, delivering his own concoction of meds as he fudged the charts so no one would suspect any wrongdoing.
Once Elena had been admitted, all of his focus and attention was on her. He knew the times her family members would visit, and he knew her complete treatment schedule. Though there was only small-talk between Nat and Elena for now, he was certain they would be together once she got better. And she would get better, he knew she would because he would see to it.
Elena began to make progress and the doctors seemed baffled because nothing they’d tried previously had slowed the cancer that was ravaging her body. Nat wasn’t surprised though, he had adjusted her chemotherapy and knew he was the reason for her ‘miraculous’ progress. With Elena’s new prognosis, he knew they would soon be together, so he began to converse more and more with her and her family.
After a couple weeks of improvement though, things took a turn for the worse. Elena inexplicably slipped into a coma; the doctors had no answers. Nat was at a loss, he stayed up night after night researching, scouring medical journals for a cause and cure to Elena’s sudden change in condition.
On October 25th, at 11:43 p.m., Elena succumbed to her battle and passed while Nat was away from the hospital. He’d gone into work late that evening with what he thought would be the answer only to find her room empty. Her family was with the case worker. Nat stood outside in the hallway and eavesdropped, sobbing silently along with the others. As he heard her family readying to leave, he turned and walked away . . .

 

Saturday, August 29, 2015

INFERNAL ( DANCE ON FIRE BOOK 3 ), BY JAMES GARCIA JR., RELEASE EVENT!


http://www.amazon.com/Infernal-Dance-James-Garcia-Jr-ebook/dp/B013HNAZRE/ref=asap_bc?tag=geolinker-20&ie=UTF8

My friend James Garcia Jr. is having a book release event today for Infernal ( Dance On Fire Book 3 ). While he will be signing books in his hometown, you can still enjoy the event online. I have provided plenty of links for you to peruse in order to get acquainted with James and his books. I should have: I stole his Goodreads post. Bad Blaze.

Read the free samples provided on Amazon and Smashwords and you will see what I mean. James is a great author.

Happy reading.

Blaze McRob

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Infernal (Dance on Fire Book 3) Release Event

James Garcia Jr. Event for James Garcia Jr.

Date: August 29, 2015    10:00AM -- August 29, 2015    11:59PM
RSVP by: August 29, 2015    11:59PM
Venue: Trinkets & Treasures store, Kingsburg; Internet, 1449 Marion Street, Kingsburg, CA, US
Type: author appearance
Website: http://jamesgarciajr.blogspot.com/
 
 

description

"Until the sky rolls back like a scroll, I have failed nothing," said Satan.

The Devil is alive and well.

The vampire Nathaniel is keenly aware of this fact, having met Satan once before in the flesh.

Robbie and Rebekah Lopez are special, and have been since that fateful night Nathaniel saved them from another vampire. As teens, they should be concerned with only their studies, interests and friends. However, they know they are marked, and must be ready for any threat.

To do so, they keep constant contact with Nathaniel as they watch over their parents, Michael and Barbara; brother Jerod; and Aunt Vanessa and her daughter Grace. They are all that is left.

They have yet to meet the Devil, but soon will.

It is Satan who has orchestrated the destruction and ruin brought upon them from the very beginning. And he’s not done. He has been setting the stage for his ultimate revenge. At long last, the devil will step out of the darkness and the shadows, with an army of vampires and an infernal plot to finish Nathaniel off for good.

And anyone who stands with him.

I will be at the Trinkets & Treasure store in downtown Kingsburg all day, signing copies of my books to celebrate the release of the third book in my crossover paranormal series. I will also be monitoring the internet as the ebook is also available from all outlets.

http://author.to/JamesGarciaJr

https://www.smashwords.com/profile/vi...


 
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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

REST IN PEACE, MICHAEL RIVERSONG






I found out today that a friend of mine, Michael Riversong, died. He has been sick for a while now and did not appear to be in good shape when I saw him last, but I never expected that he was soon to pass. To be honest, Michael never looked well. I always thought it was because of his zealous dedication to his passions in life: his music, his poetry, his beliefs in the hereafter, and his dedication to the Tesla Academy, which he started up.

Michael and I met seventeen years ago at the Barnes & Noble in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He was playing the harp and reading his poetry in the coffee shop. He asked the audience if anyone had any poetry to add. I had some of mine on me and, being as how I stutter and didn't want to read it myself, he did it for me, adding a nice touch by playing his harp as he did so. He did a wonderful job.

Thus began my association with a man I am honored to call friend.

Many's the evening we spent discussing and sharing poetry and his love for anything to do with nature and Native American philosophy. He was not merely an artist; he was a highly intelligent man. He started up the Tesla Academy in Colorado because of his ability to not only grasp the genius of Tesla, but because he felt humanity owed itself the opportunity to use better science for greener solutions. Once more, Michael and I had many a stimulating conversation about applicable means in which this could be done.

Michael, I only hope that you have finally found peace after so much tribulation on this spinning orb.

I miss you already, buddy.

Blaze McRob


Tuesday, August 25, 2015

MOVIE REVIEW: SPACE ZOMBIE BINGO - BY W. J. HOWARD!


http://wjhoward.com/space-zombie-bingo/


Movie Review: Space Zombie Bingo

Saturday, August 22, 2015

SHAMBLER CLUB - BY JOSEPH A. PINTO - IS THIS WEEK'S SCARY SATURDAY TALE!


http://penofthedamned.com/2015/08/18/shambler-club/

This week's Scary Saturday Tale is Shambler Club, by Joseph A. Pinto! Joseph combines two scary elements of fear into this story and creates a wonderful mix of  terror. The ending is especially satisfying. It resonates with me for a number of reasons. I'm certain it will with you as well.

I only have the very beginning of Joseph's story below. Click on the link above to read it in its entirety. While you're at the Pen Of The Damned website, read more of Joseph's super tales. All of them are free, and they are all superbly written.

Blaze McRob

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Shambler Club

Strangely, I felt no pain. Stars exploded before my eyes, and all went black.
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I should’ve known better. I’d heard the stories, but dismissed them as fancy. Urban legend. I’d taken the garbage out, then for a walk with the dog. Together we enjoyed the quiet of a birthing night. Muffin sniffed around a pole while I admired the pink sky. I never got many of those moments; the ones of solitude, that was. My home was a frantic hub, three teenage girls and an angry wife. I escaped as often as I could, even if it meant something as simple as watching Muffin piss atop a neighbor’s lawn.
The lab reared her head, nose attacking the air, hackles raised. She backed her ass against me, a deep growl caught in her throat. I scanned the lawns expecting to see another animal, a raccoon, maybe; worst still, a skunk. I saw nothing. Only a white car humming down the street. “Easy girl,” I cooed, her snout swinging in confusion.
That’s all I remembered . . .

Friday, August 21, 2015

FROM DUSK TIL DAWN - IS A GREAT ANTHOLOGY OF HORROR AND THE NIGHT!





http://www.amazon.com/Dusk-Til-Dawn-Rob-Miller-ebook/dp/B0136LBZ6W/ref=sr_1_1_twi_kin_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1440202303&sr=1-1&keywords=visionary+press+collaborative

From Dusk Til Dawn is an anthology of horror, that which comes to you at night. Ah, the best kind. Twelve great authors with fantastic stories of night terrors unimagined before, but those wishing to grab you and take over your minds. No sleep for the wicked; no sleep for anyone.

Don't let this one slip from your grasp.

Blaze McRob.

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Never…not in your wildest dreams… would you believe the creatures of the night that invaded your dreams as a child were real… right? Think again. Do you remember those times, when, even as an adult, in the middle of the night you were startled awake? You woke up confused and trembling, never understanding why, or even knowing what it was that drew you out of your slumber. Believing that a nightmare was the cause, you made light of the screams, and the moans, and the whispers that remained in your head.
“From Dusk Til Dawn” gives us a glimpse into the realm of darkness, the time of day, or rather night, when those unimaginable creatures of the dark come out to play. And the things that they do…and who they do it with...well...romance will surely take on a new meaning, and you might never again turn off the lights.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

MANDO METHOD OF WRITING

Below is a post I stole from Armand Rosamilia's website. I had to. Snoopy's picture is on it. However, to make sure you read the entire post on his website, http://armandrosamilia.com/2015/08/18/mando-method-of-writing-amwriting/ , I only ripped off the beginning of his post. Thus, you must go to the link and read the rest. Bear in mind I didn't receive any cash or free books for this, so you know I must like the post. Maybe this will work for you. If it doesn't, blame Armand and not me. I am merely the messenger. Happy reading.

Blaze McRob


Mando Method Of Writing #amwriting

snoopy
Yeah, I know, I know… I surely didn’t invent anything and calling it the Mando Method is egotistical and unnecessary unless… you’re me. 
I find it comforting. Shall we move on?
I am easily distracted by Facebook and e-mail and Twitter and a myriad of other time-sucks during my day when I should be writing. 
I have a modest goal of 2,000 words a day, 5 days a week, for 10k a week, roughly 40k a month, and 520k for a year’s time. People ask me how it is possible to have 150+ releases for sale, and I point out my daily goal. Simple as that.
Except, it ain’t always simple.
Most days it feels like the pressure to write 2,000 words in an hour so I can go play is overwhelming. I just want to relax for a day and watch Netflix documentaries or read until I fall asleep in my chair and take a nap. I’m old and lazy, what can I say?
But then I hit on the winning formula for me, and I have Jonathan Maberry to thank. . .

Monday, August 17, 2015

THE WITCH WAR OF FIDDLEHEAD CREEK - BY C.L. HERNANDEZ - IS UP AND RUNNING!


http://www.amazon.com/Witch-Fiddlehead-Creek-Complicated-Deegie-ebook/dp/B013PWN6W8/ref=sr_1_1_twi_kin_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1439828689&sr=1-1&keywords=the+witch+war+of+fiddlehead+creek

The Witch War of Fiddlehead Creek ( The Complicated Life of Deegie Tibbs Book 2 ), by C.L. Hernandez, is ready for your reading pleasure. A Jar Of Fingers, published in May of this year, is the first book in this series. C.L. writes some great horror. I read her collection of short stories, Cobwebs, and really got hooked on her writing.

Don't miss out on this great book!

Blaze McRob

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 Book description:

 Strange creatures lurk in the woods, and a young witch named Deegie Tibbs is stalked by an ancient enemy. She must find a way to destroy the assassin who has been threatening her life since birth, and seeks the help of a small but powerful band of fellow witches. They are soon joined by Deegie’s father, who has miraculously returned from the dead…or has he?

By Erinia on August 13, 2015
Format: Kindle Edition
Okay, let me say that I was a lucky girl to get an ARC of this highly anticipated sequel to Jar of Fingers. Since I'm on a tight budget, I can't buy it yet. Give me a week! Enough about me.

Anyway, this book was a great follow up to Jar of Fingers, which set the scene for this story. I really feel connected to Deegie and the story keep me hopping from page to page. The only down side? She left me aching for more! 


Sunday, August 16, 2015

ALL THE CHILDREN, GONE - BY HUNTER SHEA - THIS WEEK'S SCARY SUNDAY TALE!


http://penofthedamned.com/2015/08/11/all-the-children-gone/


All The Children, Gone, by Hunter Shea, is this week's Scary Sunday Tale! Hunter has a new take on an old urban legend that will grab you. I know you will enjoy it. I just have the beginning of the story below. Hit the link above and read the rest of it. Read more of Hunter's stories while you're at the Pen Of The Damned website. All of them are great and don't cost a single penny. Ooh, la, la.

Enjoy this week's story!

Blaze McRob

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All the Children, Gone

Diana’s terrified lament sent sharp pricks down my spine, my stomach clenching as if I’d been punched. Leaping from the soft embrace of my easy chair, I ran for the door, spilling the can of beer I’d been holding all over the rug. A sudsy trail marked my progress to the front of the house.
My neighbor was on her porch, screaming incoherently, literally tearing tufts of her curly black hair out at the roots. Her cries had gotten everyone streaming from their houses. I was the closest, and the first to grab her by the shoulders. Her eyes were glassy, overflowing with tears. There was madness in them. Irretrievable madness.
“Diana, what’s wrong?”
Something inside me had an idea as to what had fractured this normally quiet, insular soul. I prayed I was wrong.
Her eyes met mine but there was no recognition. Elsa from across the street sprinted up the stairs. “Can you stay with her?” I said. Elsa nodded, folding Diana into her arms . . .

Saturday, August 15, 2015

CUBA BLUE - BY ROBERT W. WALKER & LYN POLKABLA - NOW IN AUDIBLE AS WELL AS KINDLE!


http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002BNL3EQ/ref=cm_sw_r_fa_dp_XeFZvb07C6AN8

Lookie at what I found! Cuba Blue, by Robert W. Walker and Lyn Polkabla. This super detective book originally published in 2009 now has an audio version. If you enjoy the detective genre, you will enjoy this. And, the audio is read with a Cuban accent. How cool is that?

Check 'er out!

Blaze McRob

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When murder meets Cuba’s first female Lieutenant Detective, Qui Aguilera, she is faced with a triple homicide. Three dead medical personnel—two Americans and a Canadian female are fished from the Cuba Blue waters surrounding this tropical paradise. Who killed the visiting doctors and why has her captain, who wishes her to fail miserably, so anxious to turn this case over to Qui--if not to see her fail.

When the bodies are stolen from under the nose of Cuba’s most famous medical examiner, Arturo Benilo—the only man she trusts—all instinct tells the tenacious Cuban detective that there are far more rats lurking in the deep shadows of Old Havana than she imagined.

While working the case with her hands tied at every turn under regime rule, Qui learns that everyone in ‘Timewarp Town’—even those she loves—plead that she drop the case. Her stubborn nature only latches on tight. No matter where this twisting octopus of a case leads, no matter who it touches, nor who she loses in the bargain, Qui ‘Cuba Blue’ Aguilera will win or die trying.


About the Author

Robert W. Walker is the author of more than forty thriller and horror novels, including 11 books in the acclaimed INSTINCT series featuring FBI medical examiner Jessica Coran.


Praise for Robert W. Walker

"Masterful." -- Clive Cussler

"Ingenious." -- San Francisco Examiner

"Gruesome." -- The Sunday Oklahoman

"Frightening." -- Midwest Book Review."

"Bone-chilling." -- Publisher's Weekly

"Perfect for Patricia Cornwell fans." -- Mystery Scene

"Walker is a master at the top of his game." -- Jack Kilborn

Friday, August 14, 2015

WHEN THE STARS ARE RIGHT - BY WILLIAM MEIKLE!


http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B5HNIUQ/

Grab this free short story by William Meikle! In one of the reviews below, Lisa says When The Stars Are Right gave her the willies. Gotta love that! Willie writes great stories.

Blaze McRob

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Book description:

 A new form of propulsion has the military excited. But why do they need an expert in ritual magic on board their new flagship spacecraft? And why do they need an exorcist? It is soon apparent they are meddling with forces they don't understand. But can they be controlled?

A Lovecraftian short story.

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By Lisa on June 18, 2015
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This short story gave me the willies. My heart was thumping a mile a minute. I don't do well with demon stuff, summoning spirits or invoking spells. It's just scary to me. If it's also scary for you, then get this story. Yep, I'd recommend this story and author.


By Andrew Carnell on July 19, 2015
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Short and sweet. Right to the point. Love short stories like this that keep you interested the whole time and help you get through the story without being bored.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

OWL'S EYE VIEW MAGAZINE - VOLUME 6 ISSUE 8


http://www.amazon.com/Owls-Eye-View-Magazine-Issue-ebook/dp/B013PUO3Q8/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1439369963&sr=1-2&keywords=Owl%27s+Eye+View+Magazine

The latest issue of  Owl's Eye View Magazine, published by Terri DelCampo, is up on Amazon and waiting for you. Don't miss out on another thrilling episode.

Below are a few words from Terri:

Greetings Ooky Readers!

Editing, writing, and publishing, oh my!  And let's not forget wedding, VA hospital adventures, date nights, household chores I used to ignore, and a myriad other nuances of my life that tries to compete with my writing time.  Eeek! 
 
But I'm managing to keep everything semi-straight.  Well, sort of, taking into consideration my twisted, ooky perspective at the get-go.  
 
Without further ado, I'm going to give you an idea of the ookiness you can expect in this issue, and then let you have at it. 

 
After Boom's place, Bell, Book, and McCandle attacks Terri, she's rushed to the hospital - will Boom get her there on time or lose his sweetie?  Find out in "Swooping Through the Years!" 
 
Lisa Galloway warns, beware all hypocrites.  You may end up beneath a witch's thumb in this issue's "Visceral Verse."
 
Melanie Mirth shares a cat's perspective on death in "Macabre Mirth."
My short story "Freaking Laughing" will have you rolling in the aisles…not. 
 
In "Terri's Bookshelf" I feature George Weinstein, an amazing author and Officer Emeritus of the Atlanta Writers Club.  Fascinating man! 
 
Let the ooky begin!  Chills!
Ter
 
Terri DelCampo -
Freelance Writer & Editor at Visionary Press Collaborative
http://www.visionarypresscoop.ws/
Founding Editor of Owl's Eye View Magazine
Owl's Eye View Magazine issues now available on amazon.com!
EBook Author on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Terri-DelCampo/e/B00NDX02AY/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_5?qid=1420907040&sr=8-5
Become a fan on Facebook:   
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Owls-Eye-View-Magazine/296740517101
Ooky little town full of Ooky little stories!
Freelance writer for Friday Frights
http://www.fridayfrights.ws/



 Owl's Eye View Magazine is a dark fiction monthly featuring columns, poetry, and short stories written by Terri DelCampo and "Columnists" who are in fact her ongoing fictitious characters.

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Check it out now!

Blaze McRob




Tuesday, August 11, 2015

MOVIE REVIEW BY W.J. HOWARD FOR ZOMBEAVERS!







http://wjhoward.com/movie-review-zombeavers/

My friend, W.J. Howard has a great review up for the movie Zombeavers. Like me, you will never look at beavers in quite the same light anymore.

Thank you, W.J. for spreading the truth about these vile creatures.

Blaze McRob

Monday, August 10, 2015

BUSY AS USUAL


Halloween is approaching fast. I write horror, so this is my time of the year. I have tons of work to do and projects I am committed to. I am a co-author in one with Zack Kullis, and I'm very excited about it. Our collection of short stories, Club Blaze, is super dark horror. Look for it to come out next month.

I was going to try and get one of my novels out in time for Halloween, but it appears to look like that won't happen right now. Just as well, I suppose, because I want to jump on the bandwagon with Club Blaze and promote it everywhere. No, I'm not going to be a damn spammer and force it down everyone's throat. But I will let folks know it's up and it's one hell-of-a read. Zack will do the same.

I've been looking around at what a lot of other authors are doing right now, a lot of my friends in particular, and I have come to a conclusion. I'm still sitting on top of all my novels, novellas, shorts, and short collections. They're not getting out. I am a co-owner in a Collaborator Press. For some reason, people think I am the only owner. Not true. At any rate, with the perception being what it is, I have decided to publish my own stories with a Press that Terri DelCampo and I are starting up. That way no one will think I'm jumping to the head of the line with my stories. I'll still have stories in anthologies from time to time with the Press and others, but the rest will be published with Terri's and my Press.

There will be more information forthcoming, but we will be publishing only our works. Visionary Press Collaborative will be the place to go to check out the shared stories. This will make everything simpler and allow us to publish what we have gotten behind on.

One thing I need to do is to break up my day better, allotting a certain time per day to work on VPC business, and the rest for my new Press. I view this as the same as anyone working a day job. VPC is my day job. My writing, and that of Terri's, is our time to get our tales told. Time will be made for it. So, there will be no slacking by me on either front.

I'll be posting links to a few posts I've come across telling how successful self-published authors are making money at this business. A lot of what they do, I'll be doing. Bear in mind there is no one fits all system. None of us does everything exactly the same, but there are many commonalities. But one thing I do believe in is that authors should be paid for their work. I will never give anything away for free. Never. Just as a dentist won't pull a tooth for free, I'm not telling stories for free. I have plenty of freebies on my website for folks to read to see if they like my style. Once a story is up on Amazon, B&N, Smashwords, or anywhere else, it will not be free anywhere.

Another point I want to make: I'm getting tired of all the political and religious shit that everyone wants their friends to comment on. I don't have time for that sort of thing. As an author, I can write whatever I want thrown into my stories. That's where my feelings will be. I don't need anyone to know what my beliefs are, whether it relates to God or politics. I'm just one man. What difference does it make? It doesn't, other than the fact that maybe in addition to receiving a good read in a story I write, my readers will get a glimpse into real world horror. That's the secret, my friends. There are no sacred cows as far as my stories are concerned. There will be politicians I rake through the mud when I write. No names included, of course, but you can come to your own conclusions. The same goes with religion and a whole bunch of other things. If I don't like something, you'll know when you read my stories.

I write horror. Not nice/nice. I have a lot of horror coming. I hope you'll enjoy it.

Blaze McRob

Sunday, August 9, 2015

THE FACELESS BRIDES - BY THOMAS BROWN - IS THIS WEEK'S SCARY SUNDAY TALE!


http://penofthedamned.com/2015/08/04/the-faceless-brides/

 The Faceless Brides, by Thomas Brown, is this week's Scary Sunday tale! This is written in the style that belongs to Thomas alone. My award winning friend writes one great story after another, and this is one of them. Pull up a chair and take a read. Get lost in the splendor of his words. I have only included a small portion of his great tale below. Hit the link above and you will be able to read it in its entirety. While you're at the Pen Of The Damned website, read more of Thomas' great stories, for the price of free!

Blaze Mcrob

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                                                                     The Faceless Brides
Aislinn crawls under her covers, which feel cold against her skin, like her mother’s lips on wintry mornings when she kisses her goodbye for school. Goosebumps prickle her arms but she is not uncomfortable; she is in bed, the place of dreams and sleep and snug familiarity, and there is no discomfort in these things. Besides, the bed will grow warm quickly. It does so every night. At least, it has done every night beforehand.
Small fingers in the darkness find her bedcovers. Dragging the cotton sheets up her body to beneath her chin, she glances one last time across her room. This is her bedroom. Her private place, where she can host tea parties, entertain her dolls and read eagerly from glossy teen magazines, secreted beneath her mattress, without fear of being judged or, worse, disarmed.
The curtains flutter. Her rocking-horse creaks. From across the room, her Gameboy console flickers briefly into life. For one moment its blue light illuminates her shelf of smiling dolls – she sees Molly, Blossom, Lady Honeypaw, clutching tight the jar of her namesake – then it cuts out again. The room falls still.
She is half-asleep now. Her eyes are closing and she is drifting off. Her legs slip either side of her bedcovers, relishing the feel of them, the coolness against her skin, and in this half-sleep state she wishes for a bedtime story. Her thumb finds her mouth, as it always does when she is in bed and it is dark. Her thumb precludes dreams and sleep and a snug familiarity.
She wishes for a bedtime story. She wishes so very hard . . .

WRITERS ON WRITING - VOLUME 1 - IS ONLY .99 TODAY AND TOMORROW!

http://www.amazon.com/Writers-Writing-Guide-Jack-Ketchum-ebook/dp/B013NC7Z0Y/ref=sr_1_1?tag=geolinker-20&s=digital-text

Writers On Writing, published by Crystal Lake Publishing, is out today. This is Volume 1 in a series and today and tomorrow will be only .99. There are a number of great authors with articles in this book. You won't want to miss their timely secrets. Save some money and get it now!

Blaze McRob

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From Joe Mynhardt:


Well, today’s the release of volume 1 in our Writers On Writing: An Author’s Guide series, and it contains an original piece by Jack Ketchum and eight other authors. And for today and Monday, the price will be just 99c, going up to $2.99 thereafter. 



 Learn the craft of writing from those who know it best.

This is Writers On Writing – An Author’s Guide, where your favorite authors share their secrets in the ultimate guide to becoming – and being – an author.

In this first volume you’ll find in-depth essays from authors such as Jack Ketchum, Brian Hodge, Mercedes M. Yardley, Tim Waggoner, Jasper Bark, Kevin Lucia, Monique Snyman, Todd Keisling, and Dave-Brendon de Burgh. Edited by Joe Mynhardt.

“The Infrastructure of the Gods: 11 Signposts for Going all the Way” by Brian Hodge

“The Writer’s Purgatory: Between Finishing the First Draft and Submitting the Manuscript” by Monique Snyman

“Why Rejection is Still Important” by Kevin Lucia

“Real Writers Steal Time” by Mercedes M. Yardley

“What Right Do I Have to Write” by Jasper Bark

“Go Pace Yourself” by Jack Ketchum

“A Little Infusion of Magic” by Dave-Brendon de Burgh

“Never Look Away: Confronting Your Fears in Fiction” by Todd Keisling

“Once More With Feeling” by Tim Waggoner

Writers On Writing is an ongoing series of 15,000 to 20,000 word eBooks, with original ‘On Writing’ essays by writing professionals. A new edition will be launched every few months. Future volumes will include essays by the likes of Kealan Patrick Burke, Richard Thomas, Mark Scioneaux, Rena Mason, J.G. Faherty, William Meikle, Lucy A. Snyder, Kate Jonez, Chantal Noordeloos, Taylor Grant, Gary McMahon, Lori Michelle, Robert W. Walker, Brian Kirk, Lisa Morton, Lynda E. Rucker, Maria Alexander, and many more.

Writers On Writing give young authors the guidance they need, but has advice for all authors, from the interested newbie to the seasoned veteran (sounds delicious, right?). This ongoing series of essays on the craft of writing will include all topics related to writing fiction, including:
The Basics
Plot & Structure
Voice
Theme
POV
Characterization
Dialogue
Narrative
Creating a bond with your reader
Pacing
Advanced writing and plotting techniques
Writer’s block
Marketing
Branding
Publishing
Self-publishing
Healthy habits
Bad habits
The Writer’s Life
eBook formatting
Paperback formatting
Amazon keywords
Writing blurbs and descriptions
Cover design & layout
Productivity
The Classics
Short stories
Poetry
The Writing Process
Show don’t Tell
Self-editing
Proofreading
Building a solid career
Targeting a specific genre
Genre Fiction
Literary Fiction
Sharpening your writing skills
Making every word count
Deadlines
Putting together an Anthology
Working with other artists
Collaborating
Grammar
Punctuation
Writing for a career
Treating it as a business
Running a small press
Financing your career
Keeping track of your royalties
Staying motivated
Writing movies
Writing comics
Writing games
Building a fan-base
Online presence
Newsletters
Podcasting
Author interviews
Media appearances
Websites
Blogging
And so much more…
 


You can purchase this eBook only series on Amazon (available in KU, as well): http://getbook.at/WritersOnWriting


Or check out the website to keep an eye out for future releases): http://www.crystallakepub.com/writers-on-writing.php

A new volume should be available every two or three months. Volume 2 already has Lucy A. Snyder lined up. With your support this will be a long-running series that not only supports genre fiction and our craft, but the authors involved, as well.

Till then,
Joe Mynhardt
Crystal Lake Publishing

Saturday, August 8, 2015

RANDOM VIOLENCE - BY ROBERT W. WALKER - GREAT HORROR BOOK!





http://www.amazon.com/dp/B013IHKT5W/ref=cm_sw_r_fa_dp_6v6Wvb0NE82Y3

Random Violence, by Robert W. Walker, is out! This is a great story taking place on the astral plane and involves pure evil; ancient evil; evil of the mind.

Don't miss out on this!

Blaze McRob

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RANDOM VIOLENCE: Archaeology vs. Supernatural (Bloodscreams #6)



Archaeologist and vampire slayer, Dr. Abraham Stroud faces the greatest challenge of his career, a battle in what appears an unending war fought on the astral plane against an enemy of ancient origin. There may be no winning against this eternal enemy of mankind, but Abe must do what he can to combat this evil of evils that stretches across time and dimension. This is a foe beyond vampires, beyond werewolves, zombies, and giant lampreys. This is a mind assassin.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

WRITERS ON WRITING - BY CRYSTAL LAKE PUBLISHING - COMING SOON!



https://www.facebook.com/WritersOnWritingSeries?pnref=story

Joe Mynhardt and Crystal Lake Publishing have another great book coming very soon. Writers On Writing Vol. 1. I'll keep everyone posted. You won't want to miss this. This is an eBook series with your favorite authors sharing their writing secrets in the ultimate guide to becoming and being an author.


Here's the final line-up for WRITERS ON WRITING VOL.1, out early August:
Jack Ketchum, Brian Hodge, Mercedes M. Yardley, Todd Keisling, Monique Snyman, Jasper Bark, Kevin Lucia, Dave de Burgh, and Tim Waggoner.
As always, the eBook will cost only 99c on release day, and move up to $2.99 after that. So stay tuned for the official release date so you don't miss out.

Blaze McRob

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

MEDICINE MAN, BOOK 3 - BY BEVERLY CIALONE- GREAT BOOK AND BOOK TRAILER! AND, A TEASER!






http://www.amazon.com/Medicine-Man-Book-3-ebook/dp/B00Y9KSJHI/ref=sr_1_3_twi_1_kin?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1438732848&sr=1-3&keywords=beverly+cialone

This is a triple purpose post. First, I'm telling my friends about Beverly Cialone's great book and the youtube she produced for it. Also, I want everyone to know about the quality of her youtube work and that her prices cannot be beaten. She has done a number of book trailers for my friends. Terri DelCampo, my bride to be, and I will be commissioning her to produce a number for us.

Now for the teaser. Terri and I have commissioned Beverly to do a special project for us next month. I'll let the cat out of the bag then. I'm sure many of our friends will love this idea that took seed in our minds.

Blaze McRob

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Below is the book description for Medicine Man, Book 3, and the link to the youtube.:                           


Ashwin and Kasey's relationship is about to undergo its most brutal challenge yet. The evil entity known as Silver Moon once again rears her ugly head, unwilling to leave Ashwin and Kasey alone so that they can live their lives in peace. Her evil intentions are made clear by her ever-growing, dangerous tendencies where Ashwin and Kasey are concerned, as evidenced by her horrifying pact with the devil himself that will ultimately seal all of their fates . Will her most recent atrocity finally unravel the sacred thread of Ashwin's and Kasey's union, or will someone from Silver Moon's past rise above all of the hate and evil to become a surprising, benevolent force?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5pmXNx80Z0&feature=youtu.be

Sunday, August 2, 2015

CLAIRE C. RILEY - # 4 MOST POPULAR AUTHOR IN HORROR!




http://www.amazon.com/author-rank/Horror/digital-text/157060011


http://www.amazon.com/Claire-C-Riley/e/B00CCCSF06/ref=kar_mr_157060011_4




Claire C. Riley is the #4 Most Popular Author In Horror on Amazon today! Quite an honor. I've known Claire for a while now. We even have stories in an anthology together. To see her today ranked one space down from Stephen King says a lot for her talent. Also, here are some more impressive stats:

Amazon Author Rankbeta 

(What's this?)
#17 in Books > Romance > Paranormal
I'm proud to say Claire and I are friends. I know some cool people, and Claire is one of the coolest.
Claire's Amazon Bio:




Claire C Riley is a USA Today Bestselling author as well as a #1 Bestselling British Horror Author. Her works include: Odium The Dead Saga, Limerence (The Obsession Series) Thicker Than Blood and Shut Up & Kiss Me.

She writes dark twisty words, is a lover of epic romances, and an eater of cake!
She writes characters that are realistic and kills them without mercy.

She lives in the UK with her three young daughters, husband, and scruffy dog.

https://www.facebook.com/ClaireCRileyAuthor
www.clairecriley.com

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Check out Claire's great books. She has some great ones!

Blaze McRob 

Saturday, August 1, 2015

DAMNED WORDS 13 - THIS WEEK'S SCARY SATURDAY TALE!

Damned Words 13

lone_tree
Silently, Deliberately
Jon Olson
Every day, like a moth to a flame, I revisit this spot, eager to see it again. Leaning back against the tree, I gaze out onto the horizon. My eyes scan left to right, right to left. It was here, on this small protrusion of land, I saw it hovering silently, deliberately above the Atlantic water. Mechanical, organic, frightening and alluring all rolled into one. For hours I watched with morbid fascination until it finally disappeared into the sky. Since then, my dreams, every waking moment, have been obsessing over it. So here I sit, waiting, hoping, for its return.

Burn To Your Core
Joseph A. Pinto
And still I survive here; and I am charred; and I am lifeless without ever having died. You surround me with portrait skies my limbs can never touch; only the water to nourish me, delivered by beak of bird and sob of storm. Yes, you planted me in barren ground, but I chose to take root. Strove to blossom. More than ever, I realize I cannot. How deathly I must appear against the backdrop you manufactured, an obstruction to all you’d thought perfected. An eyesore so startling I am beauty in my own right; it must burn to your core.


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Above, I have placed two of the short stories in Damned Words 13, this week's Scary Saturday Tale. All the stories are based on the picture prompt by Nina D'Arcangela shown at the top of this post. The other seven stories are waiting for you at http://penofthedamned.com/2015/07/28/damned-words-13/. Check out these and a lot more free stories at our Pen Of The Damned website. You'll be glad you did.

Blaze McRob