Thursday, September 29, 2016


October is two days away. Many of my friends are authors and October is huge for horror writers. So is November, December, and January. Since I can't possibly spread the words about everyone's books on my website, I have the link here for my Amazon Author Page. Yes, it is my page, but you'll see that I share a lot about other authors. Truth be told, I talk about them far more than I do me and my own books.

Check it out from time to time if you wish. You'll find many great authors and their books.

Blaze McRob

Tuesday, September 27, 2016


The Somnibus is Craig McGray's latest spine-tingling tale of horror. You'll love it! Read the chilling book description for a hint of what lies in store for you. Also, there is an ample free sample on Amazon you can read. That should be a clincher to reel you in to some great reading.

This is another great book coming out of  Sirens Call Publications. Check out their website at and find out about more of their great books.

Blaze McRob

Book description:

Be safe tonight...

After the loss of his parents in a horrific accident, Michael Black is left to put the shattered pieces of his life back together. All is not what it seems though when Michael learns that he has a special ‘gift’. A gift that will put him and everyone he knows in mortal danger. Something evil wants what Michael has and it will stop at nothing to get it, destroying anyone and everything that stands in its way.

Lost in a maze of death and betrayal, this young man with a rare paranormal power finds himself in a fight against a malevolent force hell-bent on revenge.

Monday, September 26, 2016


Killing It Softly, from Suzie Lockhart and Digital Horror Fiction, is a super anthology of horror with stories from some of the best women horror authors around. Take a look at the list of authors below. See, I told you so.

Pre-order now! Only 99 cents until Halloween.

Blaze McRob

Book description:

***Introductory Kindle price $0.99 USD to Halloween only. Order today and save.***

The Best by Women in Horror

Suzie Lockhart and Digital Horror Fiction are thrilled to present 31 chilling tales of terror from some of the best authors in horror. Killing It Softly includes stories from New York Times best selling authors Nancy Holder and Elaine Cunningham, together with more shocking short nightmares from the finest award winning female writers in the genre.

Your heart won’t stop pounding as you dig into the pages of this book; from the moment you immerse yourself in the first tale, about a women waking to find herself inside a coffin, buried alive, until the last, a coming of age story about a sixteen-year-old’s journey of self-discovery amidst all hell breaking loose. You’ll find your proof that women can, indeed, do a wicked dance between science fiction and horror as they penetrate your darkest thoughts, to bring forth stories promising to leave you with a lingering anxiety you can’t seem to shake. Any romantic notions of vampires will be crushed, and dark and twisted plots will confirm definitively that females can even write about zombies. We dare you to read stories that will leave you deeply disturbed, and some that will slice into your very soul. It wouldn’t be horror if there wasn’t an ode to Edgar Allen Poe…we have two masterfully written tales. There are stories off the odd and unusual, stories that take a perilous dive into worlds of disturbing shadows, and there’s even an exorcism—in a tale that daringly addresses the heartbreaking disease that is alcoholism.

Enter at your own risk...

Featuring: Rebecca Snow, H.R. Boldwood, Christine Lucas, Gerri Leen, Tracie McBride, Rie Sheridan Rose, Aliya Whiteley, Marion Pitman, Jenner Michaud, Suzanne Reynolds-Alpert, Carole Gill, Tina Rath, Airika Sneve, Carson Buckingham, Chantal Boudreau, Eleanor R. Wood, Nidhi Singh, Rebecca J. Allred, Rebecca Fraser, Jo-Anne Russell, K. S. Dearsley, Amanda Northrup Mays, M.J. Sydney, Rose Blackthorn, Annie Neugebauer, Elaine Cunningham, Sandra Kasturi, Jess Landry, Sarah Hans, Tory Hoke, and Nancy Holder

Killing It Softly
Presented by Digital Fiction Publishing Corp.

Saturday, September 24, 2016


Joe Mynhardt and Crystal Lake Publishing have put Gutted into countdown on Amazon. For the next one day and seventeen hours, from the time I'm writing this, you get this best selling collection of fantastic horror stories for only 99 cents. That's not a long time, so take advantage of the offer now. Take a peek below at the superb authors in this collection. Don't waste time. Get it while it's available at this fantastic price.

Blaze McRob

Book description:

 From Bram Stoker Award-nominated publisher, Crystal Lake Publishing, and the editing duo who brought you the best-selling and critically acclaimed small-town Lovecraftian horror anthology Shadows Over Main Street, comes Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories—a disturbing journey into the beauty that rests inside the very heart of darkness.

Awe meets ache.

Terror becomes transcendence.

Regret gives way to rebirth.

Fifteen short stories and one poem span nearly every twisted corner of the horror and dark fiction genres:

A woman experiences an emotional reckoning inside a haunted house.

A father sees his daughter rescued after a cold case is solved, only to learn the tragic limits of his love.

A man awakens a vengeful spirit and learns the terrible price of settling scores.

A boy comes of age into awareness of a secret universe of Lovecraftian scale.

A young woman confronts the deathly price of existence inside a German concentration camp during the Holocaust.

And much, much more…

Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories features the most celebrated voices in dark fiction, as well as a number of exciting new talents:

Clive Barker, Neil Gaiman, Ramsey Campbell, Paul Tremblay, John F.D. Taff, Lisa Mannetti, Damien Angelica Walters, Josh Malerman, Christopher Coake, Mercedes M. Yardley, Brian Kirk, Stephanie M. Wytovich, Amanda Gowin, Richard Thomas, Maria Alexander and Kevin Lucia. Edited by Doug Murano and D. Alexander Ward.

With a foreword from Cemetery Dance magazine founder Richard Chizmar.

Proudly brought to you by Crystal Lake Publishing.

Editorial Reviews


"There is inky glimmer to these dark tales ... together they open up that wondrous space that dark fiction at its best inhabits, where it's just you and the story and whatever is scratching at your window, and where no one can hear you scream. And you will." -- LitReactor
"We've grown accustomed to horror that pulls us into the depths and leaves us there, but this compilation shows that even at the worst times, humans instinctively cling to any ray of hope they can find. While it may not be the hope they thought they were looking for, sometimes, it's still enough." -- Bleeding Cool

"Enough big-hitters to propel this collection to the top of any horror enthusiast's to-read list." -- This is Horror

"Have you ever been punched in the stomach? You know, just hit so hard that it knocks the wind out of you and all you can do is sit there and try to catch a breath. That's how I felt after reading this book." -- Horror Novel Reviews

"I would say this collection is appropriately named and deserves to earn each and every author worldwide acclaim. Yes, it's that good." -- Mass Movement magazine

"It's a book for readers who love language as much as story, who understand that horror can be beautiful, ecstatic and revelatory as well as down-right scary." -- James Everington

"Up-and-coming writers such as Mercedes M. Yardley, Brian Kirk, and Maria Alexander deliver the goods alongside Neil Gaiman, Ramsey Campbell, Clive Barker, and other established writers. If you only buy one collection of stories this year, this should be it." - JG Faherty, multi-award nominated author of The Cure, The Burning Time, and Ghosts of Coronado Bay.
Format: Kindle Edition
This is a fantastic collection of "beautiful horror stories". The beauty is literary, in phrasing and in the way the words paint a portrait. These are not the kind of stories that rely on graphic violence for shock, and there are no stereotypical characters. Instead, these are stories that wreck us psychologically, get under our skin and make us shudder.

Sometimes reviewing a collection of stories by various authors can be a challenge, as not every reader will like every author. I didn't have that problem with this collection. Yes, there were some stories that held me riveted more than others, but I did enjoy them all.

If you like your stories to cross over to the dark side, with some psychological torment, then this is the book for you. 
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I keep reading that "the Horror genre is dead." Obvious pun aside, Gutted:Beautiful Horror Stories deliciously drives a stake in that theory. One of the best anthologies I've read in a while. I would be remiss if I didn't first give credit to editors Doug Murano and D. Alexander Ward for another superbly crafted collection of stories (as an aside, check out Shadows Over Main Street, their Lovecraftian anthology).

The stories within do exactly what true horror should--tear at the soul. From Stephanie M. Wytovich's opening poem that sets the tone for the entire work, to Brian Kirk's tale of abduction and parental love; through Mercedes M. Yardley's extreme love story and Richard Thomas' "Repent..."

Look. It's simple. Every story in this anthology is horrifyingly gorgeous. Other reviews break down a story by story commentary, check those out if that's what you need. For me, Gutted was a few hours of reading enjoyment followed by days of emotion, reflection and a dark desire to read more of the same. I picked up the paperback version because Caitlin Hackett's cover and Luke Spooner's interior art are a stunning compliment to the works within.

If you like dark, then pick up a copy. But be warned...these stories will haunt your dreams well after the reading is done. And that's just as Horror should be.

Friday, September 23, 2016


The latest and greatest movie review by W. J. Howard is alive! What does she think of I Survived A Zombie Holocaust? Is it Oscar material, or does it sink to the bottom of an undead cesspool? Hit the magic link and find out what she has to say. Go to the left side bar for her favorite films. Time's a'wastin. Hustle over.

Blaze McRob 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016


From Suzanne Robb:

"And today is the day - release day and I am officially 40!
Dead by Midnight -
A fun and playful romp through a dark forest of supernatural shenanigans. Only the dark forest is a private gated community in New Mexico. And the shenanigans include werewolves, vampires, a serial killer, and jars of pickled body parts.
– S.G. Browne, author of Breathers and Lucky Bastard
Ever wondered what happens when you bite a wolf back on the full moon?"

What better day to release your novel than on your birthday? Suzanne Robb does exactly that with Dead By Nidnight, a madcap romp of gory fun. There is so much going on in this great novel that I can't explain it all. I suggest you read the free sample on Amazon. You will be hooked for sure.

Suzanne has a winner with this novel. Don't miss out! Put it on your Kindle or a paperback on your shelf. 

Blaze McRob

Book description:

 “Suzanne Robb is a natural storyteller. With Dead by Midnight, she has developed into the kind of writer whose work, in all of its addictive glory, will be called “effortless,” Pat Shand (Robyn Hood)

After Zach Harris is attacked by a wolf, the most bizarre consequence isn't that the police suspect he's the serial killer… or that he's growing hair in funny places, wants to mark his territory and chase rabbits…not even that he's falling for Lucy Lane, a tenacious reporter who can expose his secret. What is truly strange is the wolf who bit him now turns into a man during the full moon.

Sucked into a murder investigation, Zach races against the clock while the Moonlight Killer taunts the police. As the pickled body parts pile up and one of Logansville’s finest goes missing, Zach forms a strange alliance to avoid life in prison orange, catch the real murderer, and try to save the woman he loves.

Sunday, September 18, 2016


W. J. Howard has a super movie review for Housebound. If this is yay or nay, you will find out in a hurry. W. J. doesn't dawdle in telling you how she feels. This could very well be a movie you won't want to miss. Hint. Hint.

While you're at her website, check out her other movie and TV reviews and see what else she is up to. She's a busy lady for sure. Tell her I sent you.

Blaze McRob

Friday, September 16, 2016


Romantic Shadows, by Terri DelCampo and Blaze McRob, is the latest collection published by Blazing Owl Press. We eased up a bit on our usual horror fare and wrote some romance themed short stories and poems. Yes, there are certainly elements of horror contained within, but that is not all we present in this tome. Lovers are reunited in magical ways, the Dance Of Love soothes  yearning hearts, and much more.

This collection was published on our wedding anniversary. We hope you enjoy the softer side of horror we share with you here.

Beverly Cialone produced another great book trailer for this great collection She has produced all of our book trailers for us to this point, and there are plenty more to come. I hope you enjoy this youtube book trailer and our book as well.

Blaze McRob

Monday, September 12, 2016


From Joe Mynhardt at Crystal Lake Publishing:

The brand new Crystal Lake Publishing website has launched (it's been there for a while, but we needed some time to pimp it):
Please check it out and share it around. There's even a nice introductory blog post for you:
And for the authors out there, here are the submission guidelines for TALES FROM THE LAKE VOL.4:
Oh, and if you take a peek at our Staff page (, you'll spot something new we're working on. A certain Lady Lecter will run that department, and it'll be starting soon.

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Crystal Lake Publishing is first class all the way! Joe Mynhardt and his great staff work hard to give you the very best in horror and fantastic non-fiction as well. Visit their website and you'll see what I mean!

Blaze McRob

Sunday, September 11, 2016


W. J. Howard has a review for the TV show Wayward Pines this week. Does her review match the buzz the book series is getting? Only one way to find out. Hit the link above and see what W. J. has to say. If it's good, bad, or ugly she will shoot from the hip and give you her honest opinion.

While you're there, don't forget to view her Best Low-rated Zombie movies. All of them are awesome. Grab some popcorn, a bottle of wine, or some cold beers, and watch away.

Blaze McRob 

Friday, September 9, 2016


Melanie McCurdie has put out a few books recently. Surviving Secrets is just one of them. I have purchased other books by Melanie and was quite intrigued with the free sample on Amazon, so I naturally had to purchase it. I will be posting a review soon. Most of her other books are short story and poetry collections. This tale is a novella and involves a mental hospital.Yummy. Don't miss out. Check out this book and Melanie's other books, as well. You'll be glad you did!

Blaze McRob

Book description:

 Some monsters live in your closet, some in your mind, and in the case of Zara Savage and Roselyn Ignacio, some monsters are all too human.

Zara carries with her the terror of legend Finley Fisher and the mass murders that he committed at Paragon Valley Mental Institution. Their history haunts her every moment and soon comes to call with shocking results.

Roselyn has grown up in the shadow of her mother's nightmare, but holds little fear of man until it is too late. Rather than living in fear, she has chosen to pursue an interview with Finley Fisher and comes to realize that all monsters should be feared.

For both women, this is not a legend but a reality carved in stone and etched in blood, much of it their own.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016


Julian M. Coleman is a new author of Paranormal/Supernatural tales, having been around for only a couple years. But she is a very talented young lady. Not everyone wins the IAN Paranormal/Supernatural Award. She has. Go Julian go! Hasten to the link above and check out her books on Amazon. I have her bio for you to read below. Get into the mind of an uber fascinating lady. Take my word for it!

Blaze McRob

Amazon bio:

 I'm a 2016 IAN Paranormal/Supernatural Award Winning author who grew up in Richmond, Virginia, but I'm not a dainty Southern Belle. My family was poor and my childhood was harsh. I used to suffer from bad dreams. I used to dream about demons. I believe those nightmares were worse than the poverty.

The demons used to wait until I was in sleep-paralysis to scare the crap out of me. If I was lucky, they hid in the shadows. I wasn't always lucky. As I grew older, they weren't always hideous. To this day, I believe that sometimes true evil is seductive, even beautiful.

There are things you don't outgrow. You learn to cope. I did that by writing about demons.

But growing up I had allies. I discovered that love transcends nightmares. I'm a dog lover and on several fortunate occasions my dogs entered my dream worlds and saved me.

As an author, I write about seductive demons and mischievous pooches. If you want a chuckle then read about my canine diva.

But, you may want to take a darker path with me. You may want to meet my demons. If that's the case, then I want you to be scared with me -- is that so wrong? I don't just want to scare you, though. I want you to care about the characters. Because if you care about them, then you will be afraid for them. You may also feel their fears.

Who knows, you could have nightmares about beautiful demons, too.


Nathanael Munn is the Author Of The Week on C. L. Hernandez's website. Check out the post and grab Nathanael's links. Find out more about this fascinating author. I gave him a 5Star review for his latest book Shadows. This is a totally cool bit of gruesome horror for your reading pleasure.

C. L. Hernandez knows all the fascinating authors. Nathanael Munn is certainly one of them.

Blaze McRob

Monday, September 5, 2016


Trying Not To Drown, by V. M. Franck, is a true crime/murder/non-fiction book. Her story reinforces what I say all the time: real life horror is more chilling than tales of fiction monsters. Humans are capable of performing the worst atrocities upon each other, and, in many cases, actually do exactly that. Read this compelling story and you will see what I'm talking about.

Blaze McRob

Book description:

On March 4, 1980 my brother Ken Andre shot and killed four of his neighbors near Coos Bay, Oregon. Trying Not to Drown is a straightforward account of what happened to him, my sister, our loving parents and me. Through time-laced lenses, it exposes the rawness of our feelings and the abandonment by family and friends. A story of victimization, religious hypocrisy, an extramarital affair and violence, it explores murder from inside the killer's family.

The brutal fiasco began on a rainy night. Standing on his neighbors' front porch, my brother Ken looked in on a husband, wife and one of their two young children as they watched Billy Graham. Ken tried the door. It was locked. He shot the doorknob. That failed to work. Taking aim from the front window he pulled the trigger again. The bullet passed through the man's head and into the easy chair. Knocking out the window with the butt of his rifle Ken climbed through, chased the woman down the hall and shot her point-blank in the head. The blast disintegrated the phone in her hand. Before his rampage was over he killed two more adults further down the country lane. All four died because of my big brother. My big brother. It was horrendous. That night and every night, thereafter, for a long time I was terrified. If my brother could do it, anyone could. There was no safety.

The murders triggered a cascade of events over which my immediate family and I had no control, resulting in far-reaching tragedies. For each of the bullets my brother discharged, I lost something I could not afford to lose, my brother, my father, my husband, my illusion of finding solace in family and friends, my career direction, my belief system, everything with meaning.

Alone with only minor help from my older sister, I took on the task of helping my parents sort through their guilt, grief and ongoing heartaches as they dealt with a system which sought to kill their only son. I lost belief in the good along with hope. I was stripped bare. My sentence for his crimes did not start coming to an end until nearly thirty years later. Our mother died. This is my story. I'd like to share it with you, so you will know what victimization is like from this side of the crime. During the age when mass shootings are becoming way too common, it is imperative that we understand all the issues. What my family went through gives a different and necessary perspective.

Author bio:

V. M. grew up in a working class environment. After a series of unsatisfying jobs, in her late twenties she earned a B.S. in Liberal Studies. Thereafter, she worked with abused and disadvantaged children. A family tragedy changed her perceptions permanently. She embraced writing and is currently writing her eleventh book.

Publications: Two books out of print. Numerous articles on her website.
Award: Santa Barbara Writer's Conference Award for Excellence in Writing for the first chapter of her first book.
Relevant courses: Dale Carnegie Course in Public Speaking and Human Relations, numerous writing classes and conferences.
Featured on: Two talk shows to promote her first book.

Thursday, September 1, 2016


Sarah Killian : Serial Killer ( For Hire! ) , by Mark Sheldon, is in Kindle Countdown for only 99 cents! Get it now before the price increases. This is one great crime fiction/thriller!

Blaze McRob

Book description:

 Meet Sarah Killian, a professional serial killer (for hire!) with a twisted sense of humor.

Sarah Killian is not your average thirty year-old single woman. Foul-mouthed, mean-spirited, and a text-book-case loner. Also, she is a Professional Serial Killer.

In this Crime Fiction / Thriller novel with a twisted sense of humor, Sarah works for T.H.E.M. (Trusted Hierarchy of Everyday Murderers), a secret organization of murderers for hire headed up by the mysterious Zeke. You’ll be surprised to learn who their biggest clients are. Conspiracy theories, anyone?

But a wrench is thrown into the clockwork of Sarah's comfortable lifestyle when, on her latest assignment, she is forced to take on an apprentice, Bethany—a bubbly, perky, blonde with a severe case of verbal-vomit. In short, Bethany is everything Sarah is not.

Will Sarah be able to adjust and work with her new apprentice, or will she break her contract with T.H.E.M. and murder the buxom bimbo?

So if you’re looking for a strong female lead that doesn’t care what you think, in a book similar to the best of Dean Koontz and J.A. Konrath, then look no further than Sarah Killian – Serial Killer (For Hire).

Just don’t call her an ‘assassin.’ You might not live long enough to regret it. 

Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase

A truly delightful somewhat-extreme horror story, released July 29, 2016, this novel relates in first person narrative the life and times of one Sarah Killian, not a woman you'd want for your best friend, but definitely individual-with-purpose. Once upon a time, beginning at age sixteen [and I think there is much more to that than meets the eye, or in this case, the page] Sarah turned the harsh lessons of life to use, and became a killer. More accurately, she started on a path of serial killing, until in her early 20's, she was recruited by the shadowy organization [layers upon layers, and who among them knows the entire and actual truth] known as T.H.E.M. Trained by this organization as a Professional Serial Killer [NOT assassin, as Sarah will insist], she is sent out as a contract killer, but rather than being say, a sniper, she frameworks each killing to appear to be that of a serial killer, and especially of the individual chosen to be a "Herring" [as in the "red herring" of the mystery genre.

I so enjoyed this story that I hope Sarah will be a series. Yes, there is gore, there is violence, there's even references to intimacy, but you don't have to worry about being overburdened with emotions. Sociopath Sarah gets along just fine without them [except for rage and vengeance, qualities she possesses in abundance!] 

Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Any book that starts out with one (of many) of my favorite lines from my favorite movies, has me hooked. To my surprised delight, it got better from there.

I know I haven't laughed out loud in a serial killer as much as I did here. My enjoyment of this book is what took so long for me to read it. Truly. I savored every word.

If you can take some pretty gruesome killings - not that the victims didn't deserve it - with one of the funniest book in the genre, this book is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. I seriously hope Mr. Sheldon is furiously writing the sequel.

I want to give a shout out to Crystal Lake Publishing, for recommending great books such as this to its devoted readers. Thanks!