Sunday, October 30, 2016

BLOOD SPATTER - BY TERRI DELCAMPO & BLAZE MCROB


https://www.amazon.com/BLOOD-SPATTER-Blaze-McRob-ebook/dp/B0161Z7KJG/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

This is one over the top collection of chilling horror stories by Terri DelCampo and Blaze McRob. Read this book and lose some sleep. Sleep is overrated anyway.

Blaze McRob


Book description:


 ZACK PARTIES WITH BLAZE ON SAMHAIN NIGHT, THE LUST DEVIL FINDS HIS VIRGIN TIGHT, HEADLESS NATIVE ON A QUEST, GOLDIE HAS A PIG-OUT FEST, THE ATLAS IS NO PLACE FOR SOME DOCS, GREED DEVILS THE HUMAN SPECIES MOCK, THE HANFS OF JERSERY ARE A MYSTERY, WITCH HAZEL HATES SLOTHS THROUGH HISTORY, MEET MR. JACK ON DEVIL NIGHT, FIGS GIVE NUDISTS QUITE A FRIGHT, BALTHOR CLAIMS HIS VIRGIN BRIDE, DOLORES ENVIES YOU YOUR HIDE, DANNY LOOKS OUT FOR HIS NAMESAKES, GIANT PUMPKIN ANGER WAKES.



Saturday, October 29, 2016

WRITERS ON WRITING VOL. 4


https://www.amazon.com/Writers-Writing-Vol-4-Michael-Knost-ebook/dp/B01M67B3C0/ref=sr_1_1_twi_kin_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1477761783&sr=1-1&keywords=writers+on+writing+volume+4

Writers On Writing Vol. 4, published by Crystal Lake Publishing, is out today! The reviewers are saying this is the best one in the series. That means one thing: it's a must read since the others were so great!

Hustle over and pick up a copy. You'll be glad you did.

Blaze McRob


Book description:


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

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

Line-up:
Blunt Force Trauma: How to Write Killer Poetry by Stephanie M. Wytovich
Happy Little Trees by Michael Knost
In Lieu of Patience Bring Diversity by Kenneth W. Cain
Networking is Scary, but Essential by Doug Murano
Are You In The Mood? by Sheldon Higdon
What if Every Novel is a Horror Novel? by Steve Diamond
Description: You Can’t Win so Why Play by Patrick Freivald
Long Night’s Journey Into…This? A First-Time Novelist’s Odyssey by William Gorman
I Am Setting by J.S. Breukelaar
Finding Your Voice by Lynda E. Rucker

Writers On Writing gives young authors the guidance they need, but has advice for all authors, from the interested newbie to the seasoned veteran. This series of essays on the craft of writing 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…

Format: Kindle Edition
The final volume of Writers on Writing from Crystal Lake Publishing is a welcome addition to the series. Held within its pages are ten essays full of quality advice and helpful pointers for writers from both established figures and exciting new voices in the writing and publishing industry. For example, there is heartfelt advice on how to write poetry, specifically with a darker edge, from Stephanie M. Wytovich, a great piece on the necessity of networking and how you can make it work, including a helpful anecdote for reference, from critically-acclaimed editor and writer Doug Murano, a thoughtful and instructive examination of description and what you should include and leave out when describing an element in your story from Patrick Freivald, and some very insightful, practical and encouraging advice from award-winning Lynda E. Rucker regarding finding your voice as a writer and the steps you can take to find your own. Crystal Lake Publishing has become synonymous with quality fiction AND non-fiction and this latest (and last) instalment in their Writers on Writing series is no exception. I look forward to reading their future non-fiction releases and I hope that, though the title may change, the quality of the advice and insight remains.
 
Format: Kindle Edition
I was lucky enoug to receive an advanced copy of this book, and I am so very happy I had that opptunity.
In the fourth volume of essays from writers, for writers, you will find ten very different, very interesting essays on the art and craft of writing. From discussion on theme and setting, mood and character development to Poetry, finding your muse and networking.
I was particularly fond of Steve Diamond's essay on horror, discussing whether it is a genre or more of a tone and style.

If you are a writer then this four volume series is definitely a must read, which I honesly thing will be talked about for years to come as a great guide for writers. Even if you are not a writer, but a reader, and lover of books these essays will give you something else, something different. An understanding of the process, and a knowledge on the craft, that will surely elevate your enjoyment of the books you will read, for all of the subtle nuances you come across will have a greater and more substantial meaning to you.
 
 

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

LEERY LANE - BY LORI R. LOPEZ


https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M5FJFQD

From Lori R. Lopez:


It is published!! Hi, everyone! It's going to be a busy week before Halloween. I hope yours is magnificently macabre! I'm excited to announce the Kindle release for my ghost novella LEERY LANE, a blend of the supernatural and mystery-suspense with my brand of humor and quirkiness.
I'll be releasing THE STRANGE TAIL OF ODDZILLA digitally in the days ahead, followed by (hopefully) the Illustrated Print Editions of both novellas by the end of November! LEERY LANE was going to debut in the anthology DARK HALLOWS II, but I had been invited to contribute a short story and it had a mind of its own. I chose to leave the anthology rather than reduce the story by half. I regret not being in the project with a terrific group of authors, but I'm very happy and proud to have two novellas to unveil this month.
I now present LEERY LANE . . .

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Check out  Leery Lane, by Lori R. Lopez. This is another classic Lori story. You'll love it for sure! Notice it is geared for ages 12-18, and older, of course. Hustle over to the Amazon link now and get in on the fun. Don't be square. Be there!

Blaze McRob


Book description:


 Have you ever kept a secret from even yourself? On one rainless electric night, Frieda Noff will learn the truth about her past, her relationship with her sister, and her hometown’s darkest secrets. It is All Hallows again, twenty years after she went down that fateful gauntlet of haunted houses as a Trick-Or-Treater. She’s finally back, perhaps to stay this time.

A young woman is confronted by the ghosts of her demons when she must return to Leery Lane, the dead-end where she lost an important piece in the puzzle of her past. She and her sibling haven’t spoken in two decades, since that terrible Halloween when Frieda borrowed something that belonged to Francine without permission. She feels that she needs to remember what it was and find the object of contention, somewhere in a row of decrepit Victorians, to repair the rift between sisters. But some secrets are better left buried. A witty blend of Gothic Horror, Humor, Supernatural and Mystery, Leery Lane is a ghost story to curl up with and savor. Take a walk you won’t be able to forget on the creepy side of town . . .

Look for an Illustrated Print Edition with creepy artwork by the author!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

DOGS, SKUNKS, AND OTHER RUNNERS



Dogs, Skunks, And Other Runners will be my project for NaNoWriMo this year. It is just as the title explains. For many years, I was a competitive long distance runner. I met many fantastic runners of all kinds, running with some of the best humans in the world, and meeting up with non-humans as well. There will be tales of not only dogs and skunks, but moose, bear, elk, groundhogs, bees, and many others. How about baby clowns with full beards wearing diapers? Yeppers. It's in there. Battles between train engineers and a runner who quite nastily mooned them will also be there. I will leave nothing out.

There will be stories for runners of all abilities. Maybe non-runners will read this tome and stay away from the sport. Hmm. Could be. This is not a how to book. There are plenty of those out and about. My book will have short stories that tell of things no one else will divulge.

Uncle Blaze tells all.

Next year, it will be published. Probably around May.

Keep your peepers open.

Blaze McRob  

Sunday, October 23, 2016

BOOK TRAILER FOR PLANET PIZZA


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGeS_29TDP8&feature=youtu.be

https://www.amazon.com/Planet-Pizza-Blaze-McRob-ebook/dp/B01M8L44VJ/ref=la_B006XJ1I94_1_21_twi_kin_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1477278850&sr=1-21



Beverly Cialone has again produced another great book trailer! This time it is for Planet Pizza, by Blaze McRob. Her music selection is, pardon the pun, out of this world. Check out the trailer as well as the novel size collection of sci-fi, horror, and fantasy stories. Thirty-seven in all.

If you're looking for some fascinating tales to give you chills or take you on some wild adventures, this is it.

Blaze McRob


Friday, October 21, 2016

PLANET PIZZA - BY BLAZE MCROB


https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M8L44VJ/ref=as_li_ss_tl?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1477051001&sr=1-10&keywords=blazing+owl+press&linkCode=sl1&tag=resourmark-20&linkId=0eb3ddb5bd49fe8f02f87751e286f149

Planet Pizza, my first adventure in writing science fiction, is out today. This collection of short stories contains 37 tales of sci-fi, horror, and fantasy. I hope you enjoy this creation from my rather eclectic mind. Keep your minds open to new possibilities when you read this novel length collection. Anything can and does go every which way but loose.

And yes: there is a pizza story in this collection.

Blaze McRob


Book description:


Alien pizzas; yes, that's what you heard;
I know the scenario sounds absurd,
But the vicious pies will take over the earth,
If Blaze doesn't fight for all he is worth.
But there's more for you to read within,
Like evolution in a looney bin;
A child who's abused will seek a win.
Darker matter is created again.
Shadows double in alleyways.
What to expect at end of days.
Floating on passion's dark wings.
Young Mr.Gray, such violence brings.
Consequences hunters will pay.
Green lives matter beyond this day.
Invisible threat comes from the woods.
Magician brings the horror goods.
God or man, what comes first?
Solitary the prisoner's power nursed.
Never piss off a big red fridge!
Whale song is heard at insanity's ridge.
Think about the power of stories.
Evil in the midst of medical glory.
In Cheyenne shadows evil lurks.
Reverse maternity is perverse work.
Always be careful what you ask.
Revenge is this revenant's task.
The damned, below city, simmer their plan.
Low creatures rise up against savage man.
Atlantis altar is finally found.
Native Americans stand their ground.
Watch out for those skulls that talk!
Will dreams come true for he who sleepwalks?
Apocalyptic Cheyenne of old's got woes;
Am I here? Am I then? Only the shadow dimension knows!
Dark in the darkness, believe it – it's there –
We won't know when; we won't know where.
Death or joy in box alive?
Break bread and share it to survive.
Whole new bite on health food found.
Giant eye sees all around.
Meteorite brings hungry flames.
Black sun rises – it's proclaimed.
Some dark humor, but mostly chills
All weird science to bring you thrills.
All throughout his sci-fi book
Blaze makes you flinch – just take a look!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

SONG OF ARIEL - BY MARK EDWARD HALL


https://www.amazon.com/Song-Ariel-Blue-Light-Thriller-ebook/dp/B01M8F08BG/ref=la_B002X7W2BI_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1476813360&sr=1-2

Song Of Ariel is the latest novel by Mark Edward Hall. It just came out October 6th. I ran into Mark's great books a number of years back, and his skills at the craft have made him one of my favorite authors. Don't miss this super addition to his library of great reads!

Blaze McRob


Book description:


 Book 3 of the Blue Light Series begins four years after Doug and Annie McArthur are forced to take refuge in the Maine Wilderness. Ariel has grown into a beautiful and gifted child wise beyond her years. Their life, although hard, has been peaceful and relatively quiet. But the tide is about to turn. When they sense something isn't right in the world Doug leaves the shelter of their wilderness cabin to investigate. In a heartbeat their quiet life is shattered by an unspeakable violence, and once again they are forced to run for their lives, this time to a place where they will encounter a truth more fantastic than anything they could ever have imagined.

Next we meet Jason La Chance, a veteran of both the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Battle scarred and weary, home from war for the first time in years, La Chance is enjoying his freedom, hitching across Texas when he encounters a stranger who tells a bizarre story of murder and mayhem, of ordinary people changing into things no longer human. In the midst of this telling the stranger himself begins to change and Jason is thrust headlong into a dangerous game of good versus evil as he begins a quest to find a child named Ariel.


Meanwhile, in California, news reporter Johnny Cobain is summoned to a nursing home where he is told a bizarre story of an alien encounter and a chilling government conspiracy by an old scientist who wants to set the record straight before he dies. The old man gives the reporter an object purported to be of alien origin. In the ensuing run for his life, Cobain too begins to hear the summoning voice of the child Ariel.

Danielle Peterson, a beautiful young oncologist from Florida’s Gulf Coast is treating her aging grandfather for cancer when his house is broken into and he is murdered. Following the murder Danielle, devastated with grief, stumbles across a document and a magical object hidden in a secret cubby in her grandfather’s house. The experience is life changing as Danielle leaves her job and her comfort zone and sets out on an irrational quest to find two people she doesn’t even know exist; a child named Ariel, and a young man who is destined to become her lover.


Meanwhile, we are reintroduced to several of the main characters from the previous two novels in the Blue Light Series as they flee into the wilderness to escape a devastating plague that is ravishing the world. Here they will take a stand as they begin to discover the secrets of the magic child Ariel and of her true purpose here on Earth.

Here, in a world turned upside down by evil they will all be forced to take a stand as they find the courage to let Ariel go, for she is the chosen one, the only person on earth capable of venturing into the darkness beyond the Blue Light where salvation for the human race may or may not await. 

on October 13, 2016
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I don't write reviews often, but I wanted to write one on this. The Blue Light Series by Mark Edward Hall is a must read. I really enjoyed it so much!!!! If you have not read this series you are in for a treat.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

BOOK TRAILER FOR '68 BUICK



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

https://www.amazon.com/68-Buick-Blaze-McRob-ebook/dp/B01KPAYEK6/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

Beverly Cialone has done it again with her skills at producing another great book trailer! This time it is for '68 Buick, by Blaze McRob. Terri DelCampo is especially happy because the music selection is her favorite Metallica song. Hit the magic link above and watch and listen to what we have to offer. You will be most pleased!

Blaze McRob

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

W. J. HOWARD ROCKS AND ROLLS THIS WEEK!


http://wjhoward.com/why-horror/

W. J. Howard is my go to lady for movie reviews. This week she has a review of a documentary Why Horror, by Tal Zimerman. Also, she is involved with October Frights Blog Hop http://clarissajohal.blogspot.com/2016/09/2016-october-frights-blog-hop-october.html. W. J. is just one of many great authors involved. Check the link and  get in on the fun.

This is a busy month for lovers of horror. Let W. J. Howard show you her tricks and delicious treats.

Blaze McRob

Monday, October 10, 2016

HAUNTED HALLOWEEN PARTY



https://www.facebook.com/events/626702470840662/?active_tab=posts

https://www.facebook.com/events/626702470840662/

Today, Monday the 10th --- The Lurking Man with Maritza Brikisak and Keith Rommel will be here Taking Over the Party, so you don't want to miss that! Keith Rommel will be LIVE and they have lots of Cool Tricks and Treats to share with you!

Mosey on over to Haunted Halloween Party for fun and Tricks and Treats. You know you want to.

Blaze McRob 

Sunday, October 9, 2016

THE JACKSON DEAN CHASE DAILY





http://paper.li/Jackson_D_Chase/1404071087?edition_id=55d42210-8e37-11e6-a6a8-0cc47a0d1609

For those of you not aware of  paper.li, click on the link above for the great one that Jackson Dean Chase has. He has all kinds of links taking you to writing and social media news of all kinds. I was quite surprised today to see the three retweets and shares from me or from other folks sharing my posts. Thank you, kind sir. I enjoy spreading the word about my fellow authors and interesting tid-bits about the world of horror in particular, but writing in general. Jackson is quite a good author and shares my feelings. Check out more about him on Twitter https://twitter.com/Jackson_D_Chase , and his website http://www.jacksondeanchase.com/ .  

 You'll be glad you did.

Blaze McRob

Saturday, October 8, 2016

HAUNTED HALLOWEEN PARTY



https://www.facebook.com/events/626702470840662/?active_tab=posts

https://www.facebook.com/events/626702470840662/

Today is Day 8 at Haunted Halloween Party and Laura Hawks is taking over, directing the fun, shenanigans, and more. Find out how you can win some of her great books. It's easy to get in on the fun. Just hit the links above and let the good times roll.

Blaze McRob 

KILLING IT SOFTLY


https://www.amazon.com/Killing-Softly-Digital-Fiction-Anthology-ebook/dp/B01LX96Q69/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1475943228&sr=1-1&keywords=killing+it+softly

Killing It Softly, edited by Suzie Lockhart, and published by Digital Horror Fiction, is available for pre-order now on Amazon. This collection of horror shorts by some of the best Women In Horror is on sale for only .99 'til Halloween. Get it now! It's well worth the reading.

Blaze McRob


Book description:


The Best by Women in Horror


Suzie Lockhart and Digital Horror Fiction are thrilled to present 32 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, Lillian Csernica, Tory Hoke, and Nancy Holder


Killing It Softly
Presented by Digital Fiction Publishing Corp.
DigitalFictionPub.com

Thursday, October 6, 2016

HAUNTED HALLOWEEN PARTY



https://www.facebook.com/events/626702470840662/?active_tab=posts

https://www.facebook.com/events/626702470840662/

Julian M. Coleman stands at the helm of the Haunted Halloween Party ship with the wheel in her capable hands today. Ahoy to one and all. Find out about all the goodies she has lined up for you.

Shiver me timbers! I'm off to visit the party!

Blaze McRob 

CLINTON ROAD, IN NEW JERSEY, IS THE MOST HAUNTED ROAD IN THE WORLD!





http://www.aol.com/article/2014/08/25/top-5-most-haunted-roads-in-the-world/20952236/?icid=maing-grid7|main5|dl14|sec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D523057

I posted this a couple years ago, but it is the season, and it is cool, so it deserves a re-post.

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Clinton Road, in New Jersey, has been voted the most haunted road in the world. There was never a doubt in my mind. I lived close to there for many years and often ran on the road. What a rush! The greatest thing a horror author can experience is that prickly feeling on the back of your neck when something is out there. I have written many stories about the horrors along this road and plan to write a novel based on the legends and what I have personally experienced.



From Wikipedia  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clinton_Road_%28New_Jersey%29

Clinton Road (New Jersey)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A typical stretch of Clinton Road
Clinton Road is located in West Milford, Passaic County, New Jersey. It runs in a generally north-south direction, beginning at Route 23 near Newfoundland and running roughly 10 miles (16 km) to its northern terminus at Upper Greenwood Lake.
The road and the land around it have gained notoriety over the years as an area rife with many legends of paranormal occurrences such as sightings of ghosts, strange creatures and gatherings of witches, Satanists and the Ku Klux Klan. It is also rumored that professional killers dispose of bodies in the surrounding woods—with one recorded case of this occurring.[1] It has been a regular subject of discussion in Weird NJ magazine, which once devoted an entire issue to it. In the words of a local police chief, "It's a long, desolate stretch and makes the imagination go nuts."[2]
There are very few houses along the road and much of the adjoining property is undeveloped publicly owned woodlands (either City of Newark watershed or state forest) and the road itself is a narrow two-lane highway that receives little maintenance, is not part of New Jersey's county-highway system and was until fairly recently unpaved for some of its length, connecting two areas of minimal population and growth and thus having little traffic even at the busiest times of day.
It is also notorious for having the country's longest traffic light wait.[3] This occurs at a double intersection where Route 23 crosses the road. The two lights can cause motorists to wait for 5 minutes in total. The lengthy wait was a result of traffic planners giving increased priority to Route 23 to reduce the tailbacks during rush hour.[4]

History


The sign for Clinton Road at Route 23, its southern end.
The road, like the reservoir and brook in the area, gets its name from the now-vanished settlement of Clinton, which was located about where the road crosses the brook.[5]

Legends and folklore

There are several tales regularly told about different areas along or near Clinton Road.[6]
  • The ghost boy at the bridge: At one of the bridges over Clinton Brook (Dead Mans Curve) near the reservoir, if you put a quarter in the middle of the road where the yellow line is, at midnight it will supposedly be promptly returned by the ghost of a boy who drowned while swimming below or had fallen in while sitting on the edge of the bridge. In some tellings an apparition is seen; in others the ghost pushes the teller into the water if he or she looks over the side of the bridge in order to save him from being run over as he was in life.
Besides the ghost boy, there have been other ghosts described by Weird NJ readers. One claims to have seen a ghost Camaro driven by a girl who supposedly died when she crashed it in 1988 (any mention while driving the road at night is supposed to trigger a manifestation).[7] Another claims to have encountered two park rangers one night while camping with friends near Terrace Pond, a glacial tarn on a ridge accessible from the road by hiking trails, who in the morning turned out to have been the ghosts of two rangers who had died on the job in 1939.[7]

The 18th-century smelter mistakenly believed to be a Druidic temple.
  • The Druidic temple: A conical stone structure just east of the road south of the reservoir was said to be a site where local Druids practiced their rituals, and horrible things might come to pass for any intruder who looked too closely or came at the wrong time.[citation needed]
The building is actually an iron smelter left over from the 18th century when the ore was common in the area and needed for the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as Clinton Furnace in 1976.[8] It is currently fenced off by the Newark water department to prevent any entrance and the liability for injury that might result.
  • Ghost truck: There are accounts of phantom vehicles: pickup trucks or even floating headlights not attached to any vehicle that supposedly appear from nowhere in the middle of the night and chase drivers to the end of the road, then disappear.[9]
  • Strange creatures, from hellhounds to monkeys and unidentifiable hybrids, have allegedly been seen at night. If not of supernatural origin, they are said to have been survivors of Jungle Habitat, a nearby attraction that has been closed since 1976, which have managed to survive and crossbreed.[10]
  • Some visitors to the area report also seeing people dressed weirdly at odd hours who simply stare at those who see them and do not speak. Sometimes these people disappear or are apparently not seen by those present.[11]
  • Lastly, some travelers have reported a feeling of uneasiness or mounting dread as they drive down the road, sometimes so great that they have to turn back.[12]

Cross Castle

In 1905, a man named Richard Cross built a castle on high land near the reservoir for his wife and three children. Later in the 20th century, it fell into ruin after a fire had destroyed part of it and thus became a popular destination for hikers and local teenagers looking for secluded locations to camp out and have parties.[12]
It was also widely believed to have played host to gatherings of Satan worshippers and their sacrifices. Several past visitors have written to Weird NJ telling of strange occurrences in or near the castle site, such as people going into seizures and bruises appearing on their bodies afterwards, or having strange, disturbing visions. Writings that suggest Satanism have been reported as appearing on the castle's interior walls, particularly in areas that were supposedly inaccessible.[12]
Newark's water department razed the castle as an attractive nuisance in 1988, but the foundations remain and several hiking trails can still be followed to the site.[12]

The Iceman

One day in May 1983 a bicyclist going down the road noticed vultures feasting at a spot in the nearby woods. He investigated and discovered it was a human body.
An autopsy found that the man had died of foul play but also something initially puzzling: ice crystals in blood vessels near his heart. His interior organs also had decayed at a rate far slower than his skin. Pathologists concluded that someone had frozen his body after death in an attempt to mislead investigators into believing he died at a later time than he actually did.
The man was identified as someone on the periphery of Mafia activities in nearby Rockland County, New York. The investigation ultimately led to the 1986 arrest of Richard Kuklinski, a New Jersey native involved in Rockland organized crime who confessed to being the killer of not only the victim at issue but a veteran hit man for the mob. He claimed to have killed over a hundred others and similarly treated their bodies, which earned him the nickname "The Iceman." He pled guilty to five of the murders and received two life sentences, which ended with his death in March 2006.[1]

Other realities behind the stories

Reports of Ku Klux Klan activity in the area may come from the presence of the German-American Bund, which maintained some camps in the area in the years prior to U.S. entry into World War II. A number of local residents also were reportedly Bund members.
Weird NJ has also published an e-mail from a correspondent who had claimed to have been a practicing Wiccan and said that he and fellow adherents built shrines in the area and practiced casting spells, which he said accounted for some of the stories people told. He claimed there was a lot more of this activity than the magazine's editors knew about.



Here are the top five most haunted roads in the world.

5. Belchen Tunnel, Switzerland – The ghost of an old lady is known to haunt this Swiss road. One report said two women picked her up and she warned them something dreadful was going to happen. Then, she disappeared.
4. Stocksbridge Road, UK – Also known as the Killer Road, has been home to many ghostly sightings. Some security guards witnessed children playing on the road late one night, but when they disappeared before the guards could reach them. And the ghost of a monk has been known to appear on the road's bridge.
3. Highway 666, USA – Travelers on this haunted American highway have had reported speeding ghostcars, packs of devil dogs and a flaming, demonic semi truck that seems to drive right at the spooked traveler.
2. Tuen Mun Road, Hong Kong – Locals blame the high number of car accidents on the sudden appearance of ghosts in the middle of the road. A person will appear in an instant forcing the driver to swerve and crash. They say with every new carfatality, a new ghost will haunt the road.
1. Clinton Road, New Jersey – When visiting this haunted Garden State road, make sure you toss a coin into the river at the Old Boy Bridge. The ghost of a boy who drowned will throw it back. There have also been sightings of UFO's, mutated circus animals and mysterious glowing eyes.


How fitting that New Jersey rocks the charts!


Blaze McRob

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

HAUNTED HALLOWEEN PARTY



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Today is day number five of Haunted Halloween Party and belongs to Katie Mettner. Katie writes inspirational romance. I'm certain you will love her books. Click the links above and get free reading samples and some surprises from Katie. Also, you could win an ebook from Katie!

What are you waiting for? Hustle on over!

Blaze McRob

WOLF'S BLOOD - BY MIKHAIL KERRIGAN


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Wolf's Blood, by Mikhail Kerrigan is now out in Audible version, as well as Kindle, paperback, and hardback versions. This is a great novel. I own the new Audible version, as well as the Kindle and paperback. If you enjoy Werewolf tales, you will love this. Take my word for it.

Blaze McRob


Book description:


 Aticus, a diseased lycanthrope, returns to Louisiana where, 170 years ago, a conflict with a plantation owner made him lose his eye and his soul mate. He is back with a vengeance. His twisted vision of dominance has him infecting the small town of Royal Bay and surrounding parishes, amassing an army of werewolves to get revenge on humankind. A group of survivors including another lycanthrope, a reporter, police officers, and a werewolf hunter all must survive the night the moon travels closest to Earth, where, with Aticus' help, the first great werewolf returns to flesh and infects the world. 

Format: Hardcover
If you want werewolves, this book has them. TONS of them. I bought this from the author at a convention after loving the cover. The story takes place over a couple of centuries and follows a heartbroken were on the path for revenge. Along the way, we meet tons of new people in diverse situations who mostly all end up as weres themselves. Its a slow pace and incredibly descriptive so you are immersed into this world Mikhail has created. You can tell he put lots of research into myth and lore as well. 
 
Format: Kindle Edition
This book was really long and descriptive which I tend to enjoy. It took me a day and half to complete this book but it was rather entertaining and well worth the read. The span of the book happens over several centuries and I must say the author was able to beautifully distinguish each period with captivating words and imagery. The author did an excellent job of transporting me into a time I never knew existed but it read for as though this time could be now and a reality. There were small editing issues but they were definitely not a distraction from the story, in my opinion. This book was also a first for me as I don't tend to enjoy supernatural or books in this particular genre. However I must say again I was thoroughly entertained. This is a tale encompassing revenge in which the reader is taken on the journey as an accomplice. I loved the myriad of characters in this book. I must warn you if you are prone to faster paced books I would advise you to stick it out to the end with this one as you will not be disappointed. 
 
Format: Kindle Edition
Mikhail Kerrigan has created a wonderfully amazing story. He puts you right into his world with this highly recommended book. A very well written story.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

HAUNTED HALLOWEEN PARTY

Haunted Halloween Party rocks on today with Shaman Elizabeth Herrera. Don't miss out! There is much to see, learn, and win. I'll see you there!

Blaze McRob 


Good Morning! It's Tuesday and Shaman Elizabeth Herrera is taking the reigns today! Up shortly... in the meantime make sure you are checking between the Event Page and Apparition Atlas Page for posts and clues. Apparition Atlas: https://www.facebook.com/ApparitionAtlas101/?fref=ts
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Monday, October 3, 2016

HAUNTED HALLOWEEN PARTY


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Today is Haunted Halloween Party day three. The great co-author of Apparition Atlas, Daniel Diehl, will be on stage. I have a copy of this great book as well as others Daniel has written. Hit the links above and find out more about Daniel, his great books, and how you might win one.

It's time to party hearty!

Blaze McRob

LATEST MOVIE REVIEW BY W. J. HOWARD


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The Coed And The Zombie Stoner is the latest movie review by W. J. Howard. Now, the movie flyer alone is enough to pique my interest. However, is there substance behind the picture? W. J. will tell you what she thinks. She does not mince her words.

Check out the sidebar on the left for her Hall of Fame flicks. She has some great ones.

Blaze McRob 

BOOK TRAILER FOR BLOOD SPATTER - BY TERRI DELCAMPO & BLAZE MCROB


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Beverly Cialone has come out with another great book trailer! This one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1MRN0Nfgx4&feature=youtu.be  is for Blood Spatter, the first book published by Blazing Owl Press. This is a spooky ooky collection of fourteen tales written by Terri DelCampo and me just in time for Halloween. As the trailer shows, this is a messy, twisted collection. Happy Halloween!



Published on Oct 7, 2015
Trailer produced by Author Beverly Cialone exclusively for the horrifying collection of short stories, "Blood Spatter," by horror authors Blaze McRob and Terri DelCampo-Nelson of Blazing Owl Press. Music credits "Midnight" by Trans-Siberian Orchestra and "Midnight Symphony" by Beethoven.
Blaze McRob

Sunday, October 2, 2016

HAUNTED HALLOWEEN PARTY


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The Haunted Halloween Party goes on! Hit the magic links and be taken to a grand place where wondrous stories await thee. Today, Daniel has written The Box, a charming tale of horror that has a great, unexpected ending. Read it for free!

Find out what's happening, my friends. Good things can come your way! The entire month is filled with wonder.

Blaze McRob 

Saturday, October 1, 2016

'68 BUICK - BY BLAZE MCROB




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It has taken a long time for my novel '68 Buick to reach my readers. There have been many bridges to cross, obstacles tossed every which way, not only for myself but for others as well. It's not often that an author's life can relate to a fiction novel. With '68 Buick, however, that is the case. Truth and fiction were weaved together as I wrote this tale. I lived parts of it, embellished them, of course, and created monsters and heroes of unimaginable dimension. My concept is unique. I portray the Grim Reaper in a whole new light, a man caught in a battle of good versus evil where strange allegiances are made. In this novel, I am the Reaper. I look in the mirror and see my face; I feel the hurt of others and work to fight for them; I am immortal, but I feel pain and angst.

If you are looking for a novel filled with action, good and evil people, and entities of every description, I believe you will enjoy my book. We provide a nice lengthy free sample on Amazon. The novel can also be read for free on Kindle Unlimited.

The fantastic cover art was done by Sue Midlock! Thanks, Sue.

Thank you Terri DelCampo, Quinn Cullen, Rebecca Boucher, and Beverly Cialone for your great work.

And, of course, thank you Dennis Lensing. You did a great job. I miss you, my friend. May we meet again in a better place. You certainly deserve my dedication.

Blaze McRob


Book description:


 Bob is a man forgotten by God,
Limbo the only afterlife he'll trod.

With the devil Bob deals to save his kids
And keep them safe off of Azazel's grid.

The brazen demon is trying to take
Hell's throne from Satan where doomed souls bake.

Bob's ex-wife's boyfriend's a witch of black magic
In league with Azazel, a team quite tragic.

Will he offer as sacrifice, Bob's kids?
Or will Bob and elf friends keep evil under lid?

A '68 Buick Bob accepts as his
A car housing ghost of his first missus.

Satan gives him the car to chauffer the scum
Of the earth to hell from which they can't run.

On Satan's ranch Bob drives to hell's brink
The car his and Barbara's immortal link.

With assistance from elves and some Vodou from Sadie
And help from Jack's group of misfits in earth's Hades.

Defeating the evil on earth is Bob's quest
From toil he'll never be able to rest.

Will Azazel take over Satan's rule?
Come ride with Bob and see first-hand the duel.

HAUNTED HALLOWEEN PARTY


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October is here! My favorite month of the year. What better way to celebrate than to visit the Haunted Halloween Party? There are many goodies to be won, games to play, and more. Meet new authors and old. This party lasts the entire month of October, with a grand prize to be won on Halloween. And a super assortment of prizes it is. I'll be adding posts here and at Blazing Owl Press every day so you will know what is happening. Our other authors will be spreading the word too. LR Shaw will be bouncing around everywhere. You know you don't want to miss out on this great happening!

Shenanigans and so much more! See you there!

Blaze McRob