Saturday, September 23, 2017

THE MONSTER UPSTAIRS - BY ELLE KLASS


https://www.books2read.com/u/mdKQyW


Elle Klass is donating her royalties for her great horror novella, The Monster Upstairs, to assist Hurricane Harvey Relief. Way to go, Elle! This is a wonderful thing for you to do.

Blaze McRob

books2read.com/u/mdKQyW royalties donated to assist



Monday, September 18, 2017

ARCANE WHISPERS PRESS



Arcane Whispers Press, owned and operated by Zack Kullis, is getting ready to send some super horror to your eagerly awaiting eyes! Coming up first will be Club Blaze, an extreme horror collection. Zack and I tell you some sitting on the edge of your seat horror stories taking place in a club where evil is poured with every drink ordered. As Zack says in the dedication:     

"We dedicate this book to all who love horror, and crave things that stalk our darkest dreams. Open the pages and let us in."

Let us in indeed. We'll have plenty of books to go around, me lads and lassies of the dark.

Blaze McRob





Saturday, September 16, 2017

UGLY LITTLE THINGS - BY TODD KEISLING


https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073FMBPMN/ref=sr_1_2?tag=geolinker-20&ie=UTF8

Ugly Little Things: Collected Horrors, by Todd Keisling, is a fantastic collection of horror shorts! Todd has rather unique spins to his stories, with twists and turns you won't find from many other authors. Check out the free sample on Amazon and you'll see what I mean.

Blaze McRob


Book description:

THIS IS GOING TO HURT.

The eleven stories in Ugly Little Things explore the depths of human suffering and ugliness, charting a course to the dark, horrific heart of the human condition. The terrors of everyday existence are laid bare in this eerie collection of short fiction from the twisted mind of Todd Keisling, author of the critically-acclaimed novels A Life Transparent and The Liminal Man.
Travel between the highways of America in “The Otherland Express,” where a tribe of the forsaken and forlorn meet to exchange identities. Witness the cold vacuum of space manifest in the flesh in “The Darkness Between Dead Stars.” Step into the scrub of rural Arizona and join Karen Singleton’s struggle to save her husband from a cult of religious fanatics in “When Karen Met Her Mountain.” Visit the small town of Dalton in “The Harbinger” and join Felix Proust as he uncovers the vile secrets rooted at the heart of Dalton Dollworks. And in the critically-acclaimed novella “The Final Reconciliation,” learn the horrifying truth behind the demise of the rock band The Yellow Kings.
With an introduction by Bram Stoker Award-winner Mercedes M. Yardley and illustrations by Luke Spooner, Ugly Little Things will be your atlas, guiding you along a lonely road of sorrow, loss, and regret. This is going to hurt—and you’re going to like it.
Proudly represented by Crystal Lake Publishing - Tales from the Darkest Depths.

Interview with the Author:
What makes this collection of horror stories so special?
Todd Keisling: These stories represent some of the darkest fiction I’ve ever written. I was in a bad place when I wrote most of them, and I put my thoughts to paper with the intention of sharing my dread with potential readers. These stories will cut deeply. They’ll make you weep and they’ll make you bleed.
Tell us more about the theme you were going for in this horror collection?
Todd Keisling: There’s a story in the collection, “The Harbinger,” which is about a doll maker who infuses her creations with the pain of her victims. The title “Ugly Little Things” comes from that story, as each tale in the collection is intended to be one of those dolls, each filled to the brim with the darker qualities of the human condition.

Categories:
  • Horror
  • Horror Short Stories
  • Horror collection
  • Thriller
  • Suspense
  • Weird Fiction
  • Dark Fantasy
  • Short Fiction
  • Single Author Collection
  • Speculative
  • Literary Horror
  • Occult

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

ROMANTIC SHADOWS - BY TERRI DELCAMPO & BLAZE MCROB



https://www.amazon.com/ROMANTIC-SHADOWS-Blaze-McRob-ebook/dp/B01M1DHKI3/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8#nav-subnav
Romantic Shadows, by Terri DelCampo and Blaze McRob, was published on our wedding anniversary last year 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.

Blaze McRob


Book description:

True love drowned by stormy seas?
Nun and lover brought to knees.
Wig transforms a broken girl.
Lady killed by shrapnel hurled.
Lambada's passion warms the soul.
Tears in heaven are wrath's toll.
Like seeks like when soulmates meet.
Poe's adoring shadow greets.
Will child be mother's resurrection?
Powwow lovers pose for perfection.
Artists' souls joined with paint eternal.
Chilesa's life raft is infernal.
Moon beams and lovers dream – forever
All in this tome – a dark romance endeavor.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

STAGE 3 - BY KEN STARK



Stage 3, by Ken Stark, is an action-packed apocalyptic novel that will keep you on the edge of your seat. You won't want to miss this gem. This is not your mother's Zombie tale. It is sooo much more. I guarantee you will love it!

Blaze McRob


Book description:

Blindness was just the beginning. Once the virus stripped away everything remotely human, all that was left was a mindless savage. A predator. A monster.

Hank Mason thought that he had nothing left to lose, but now he is all that stands between a young girl and a gruesome fate, and he's sworn to protect her with his very life. But the virus isn't done yet. A new, deadlier terror is slowly emerging, and even as Mason and Mackenzie battle their way from one horror to the next in a desperate flight through a world gone mad, they both know that their time is running out.

The girl is already blind, and things are about to get a whole lot worse.

Editorial Reviews

Review

     The whole book feels new and different from others like it. Yes, we have a virus that turns folks into monsters, but that's where the similarities end. 
     The author weaves suspense, action, and character development into a horrific tale of survival and friendship. The book has a steady pace that keeps you turning pages without wearing you out. 
   dmnewlun.com

     STAGE 3 is one of the scariest books I have read in a while. Once you get to the back half of the novel, it is pretty much a barrage of action. The suspense here is devastatingly effective and only scratches the surface of the blood-soaked brutality that plays out in this chaos of this world.
   andrydayana.tumblr.com


   There are numerous comparisons between "Stage 3" and other zombie apocalypse tales, but it's the dissimilarities of other zombie tales that put Ken Stark at the top of the zombie author charts. Stark is a master wordsmith. His insight into character development, realistic dialogue and the right amount and timing of twists that keep the reader reading are second to none. I highly recommend "Stage 3" to zombie and horror fans, but also those who enjoy a human story embedded in an action-packed apocalyptic tale.
     Lexallen.com

From the Author

I've always considered myself a writer, but as much as I would loved an early success, I'm grateful that fate intervened. Now, 25 years of life-experience later, here I am again; well-seasoned, heavily-jaded, and ready to drag you down the rabbit hole with me.......

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

FOR THE NIGHT IS DARK




I'm honored to have a short story in For The Night Is Dark. I believe my story, Eternal Darkness, is one of my best. Joe Mynhardt at Crystal Lake Publishing did a great job compiling this fantastic collection.

I have no idea how long this will last, but the Kindle version of this tome is only .99. The paperback is priced to sell as well, only being $12.99 for a 425 page book.

This book with stories from twenty great authors would make a fantastic gift for the horror readers on your shopping list.

Blaze McRob

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Book description:


 Darkness, our most primitive fear since shadows first moved.

The Dark is coming!

Call your friends. No one should wander through the dark alone.

You will be taken back into the past, down to the depths of the ocean and across the borderline between our world and the next. You will see snapshots from the lives of small children, old-time cockney gangsters and aimless stoners. You will journey into the darkest house on the darkest street, wander hospital basements and take a flight in the comfort of first class. You will meet Mr Stix.

This tome includes stories by G. N. Braun, Carole Johnstone, Armand Rosamilia, Daniel I. Russell, Scott Nicholson, Gary McMahon, Joe Mynhardt, Kevin Lucia, Tracie McBride, Stephen Bacon, Benedict J. Jones, Blaze McRob, John Claude Smith, Tonia Brown, Mark West, Robert W. Walker, Jeremy C. Shipp, Jasper Bark, William Meikle, and Ray Cluley.

Are you scared of the dark? You should be.

Editorial Reviews

Review

"Wow. I'll repeat myself. Wow. This book was AMAZING." - Mass Movement Magazine

"... I highly recommend this anthology..." - Rena Mason, author of The Evolutionist

"FOR THE NIGHT IS DARK is a fantastic mix of horror in a variety of sub-genres. Ghosts, monsters, things of an unknown origin...there's plenty of terrifying aspects here, and something for every horror fan - Shattered Ravings

"... stories that encourages the reader to explore their own fear (or thrill) of the dark, and to perhaps take that second look when something darts out of darkness in the corner of their eye." - Sanitarium Magazine
By Matthew Scott Baker on October 15, 2013
Format: Paperback
Hold on to your weapon of choice, and pull those covers up tight! The fine folks over at Crystal Lake Publishing have unleashed a dark anthology that is sure to scare you. Chocked full of talented authors and unique tales, FOR THE NIGHT IS DARK is a horror collection that any fan of frightful fiction must own.

I have to confess that I had never heard of Crystal Lake Publishing prior to getting their e-mail. But I'm sure glad they reached out to me. If this anthology is any indication of the talent levels they publish, I'm definitely going to keep my eyes out for the other titles they release.

FOR THE NIGHT IS DARK is a fantastic mix of horror in a variety of sub-genres. Ghosts, monsters, things of an unknown origin...there's plenty of terrifying aspects here, and something for every horror fan.

Each story is written well, and each has its own, distinctive voice. Yet they all strive for the same goal: to scare the crap out of you. I admit freely that I enjoyed every story in this collection, which is not a common occurrence for me when it comes to anthologies. Sometimes, only a handful of stories stick out...but here, they all do.

One of my favorite tales in FOR THE NIGHT IS DARK is "Mr. Stix" by Mark West. In this story, a simple, crudely made puppet turns one family's existence into a nightmare. But all is not what it seems...

Another favorite is "Eternal Darkness" by Blaze McRob. This vivid tale describes a man's fight with his worst fear: the darkness. But the shadows in this pitch are not tricks of light...they are something far more sinister.

FOR THE NIGHT IS DARK is an excellent anthology, and I highly recommend giving it a look. Every fan of horror fiction must own a copy, so get yours today. The book is available now in a variety of formats.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

OCTOBER FRIGHTS BLOG HOP


http://afstewartblog.blogspot.ca/2017/09/join-october-frights-blog-hop.html

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1901545373403260/

Be where the cool kids are next month: October Frights Blog Hop! This is the brain child of A. F. Stewart, horror author extraordinaire, so you know it will be great. Check out both of the links above and get in on the fun. Join the dark side. You'll be glad you did. Now is the perfect time to get signed up if you're an author. You'll be ahead of the rush.

Blaze McRob

Friday, September 1, 2017

LITTLE DEAD THINGS - BY JO-ANNE RUSSELL


https://www.amazon.com/Little-Dead-Things-Jo-Anne-Russell-ebook/dp/B07576T739/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1504292903&sr=1-3&keywords=jo-anne+russell

If you're looking for a great collection of horror stories in all kind of lengths - short stories, drabbles, and flash - then Little Dead Things, by Jo-Anne Russell, is for you. Forty-one stories of greatness in one tome. Wow! Hustle thy fingers to Amazon and purchase a copy. You'll be glad you did!

Blaze McRob


Book description:

Moments; that's all we really have in this world, isn't it? Little Dead Things is a single author collection of 41 stories, flash, and drabbles that tell the tales of the most dire, dreadful, or impactful moment for each character. Perfect for commuters, lunch hours, or waiting at an appointment, these tales will give you much more than a distraction, for the hours that follow just may lead to the contemplation of your very existence. Do you have a moment for Little Dead Things?

5 of 5 starsA Must Have Collection
on August 30, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition


Wednesday, August 30, 2017

APOCALYPSE BY MIDNIGHT - BY SUZANNE ROBB



Apocalypse By Midnight is Suzanne Robb's latest novel, and one you won't want to miss! Suzanne is a great author. I am privileged to share space with her in a number of anthologies.

Make sure you check out this mashup of humor and horror. You'll be glad you did. 

Blaze McRob


Book description:

Bodies are piling up in Logansville…
Fast...
Who they are and how they died is a mystery.


Zach Harris knows a sinister force is at work, problem is, from his experience there are too many to choose from. Elliot Jorgenson, chief of police, is camping out in the land of denial. Lucy Lane, the town's reporter of all things strange and unusual is on the case as well, and nothing is going to stop her from getting the scoop, not even dinner with a vampire.
When an old friend returns from the dead harboring an unusual secret and a sugar-loving, fairy-tale girlfriend, things get complicated. An influx of ghoul-like creatures and a mass exodus of Private Acres residents, clues Zach in to how dire their situation is.
After a cryptic warning from someone who could be friend or foe, Zach rallies his rag tag team of not-quite-heroes to try and avert an apocalypse.

5 of 5 starsA Great Addition to an Amazing Series!
on August 30, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition

Sunday, August 27, 2017

BOOK REVIEW FOR "THE LAST VAMPIRE" BY KATHRYN MEYER GRIFFITH




http://www.amazon.com/Last-Vampire-Kathryn-Meyer-Griffith-ebook/dp/B0163P4EWU/ref=sr_1_5?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1460221853&sr=1-5&keywords=the+last+vampire
I've said it once, and I'll say it again. The Last Vampire, by Kathryn Meyer Griffith, is my favorite end-days novel. I can't recommend it highly enough. Check out my review below. Five Stars is not enough for this great novel!

Blaze McRob


Book description:

 Emma Bloodworth once had a normal life, a loving husband and two children, a cat, a good job in the city, and she was happy. Then, for her, everything changed…as the world ended. The earthquakes, the global floods and the devastating fires arrived first. The human race, displaced and panicked, at first fled, migrating to any place there was food and shelter. Then the worldwide plague arrived with its waves of death. And as mankind suffered and died out, vampires, their numbers dwindling from the same sickness, struggled and fought fiercely among themselves to survive in a world where there weren’t enough humans left to feed upon. As the months went by the vampires become fewer, more desperate and ruthless. Emma, as the world disintegrated around her, found herself alone, the old life she’d known, her family and friends all dead…and fighting off an unnatural hunger as she became one of the undead. Defying her unwanted destiny she was determined to resist the increasing bloodlust, the need to kill and feed on human blood, of losing her humanity, for as long as she could bear it, but she was so hungry, and the night, the wolves, called. And then she met Matthew and was no longer alone…but could the love she felt for him protect him from her hunger; could her love protect him from the other vampires?

Vampire With A Difference,
November 1, 2010
This review is from: The Last Vampire: Author's New Revised Edition (Kindle Edition)
Too often, vampires are either the horrific beasts of old or the new romantic heart throbs. I prefer the nasty buggers. This novel certainly has those, but it also comes up with an entirely different concept which personalizes the protagonist and endears her to your heart. Without destroying the story for you, when you blend this in with the other horrific aspects of the world taking place, it becomes riveting, drawing you in to see where the author is going to take us next. Just when I thought I had it figured out, there would be new twists and turns. My kind of novel! I read roughly 100 novels a year. The Last Vampire is at the top of my list.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

HAPPY BLOODY WHATEVER - BY TERRI DELCAMPO & BLAZE MCROB



https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MR1NLFZ/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1483237436&sr=1-1&keywords=happy+bloody+whatever


 If you're looking for a big collection of holiday horror tales that cover the entire year and every holiday, Happy Bloody Whatever is for you. Terri DelCampo and I have 46 stories for your ghoulish pleasure. Yes, I realize that not every collection of short stories is this meaty. This tome is filled with the ooky and spooky you're accustomed to getting from Terri and me. You can read it once, and then go back again and again for your favorite holidays. Twelve months equals a lot of holidays. A lot of horror. You can read our free sample on Amazon and see if this tome suits your desire to engage in dark reading with the lights down low. That's the best way, I believe.

Enjoy every holiday, the Happy Bloody Whatever Way!


Blaze McRob

  

 HAPPY BLOODY WHATEVER (Book Description)

Confetti at New Year's brings meaning to death.
Murder of crows revenge does bequeath
Mass slaughter of family had to be done
Groundhog war on frackers has only begun.
The longer the noodle the longer the life.
Lincoln's tears avenge many decades of strife.
Funeral train glides along without tracks.
To save father and children a young ghost comes back.
Turning death into life calls for special seeds.
Easter eggs tell of mothers' harsh deeds.
Take caution when dating on April Fools' Day.
Mother earth finally has her own way.
Tree takes revenge on corrupt greedy ranger.
Killing killers can carry much danger.
A man just a bit too 'into' his mother.
Soldiers bring honor, one way or another.
President plays with toy soldiers that bleed.
Wipe your ass with the flag and ghosts punish your deeds.
A poacher sees to it his kids will survive.
A girl's selfish need leads to mourned suicide.
Even the angel of death meets defeat.
Wiping out traitors is a wizard's feat.
Fog brings death to green louie's team.
Violent waters with rats do teem.
Violent cult lord controls Clinton Road.
Evil murderer's showdown at cabin abode.
A stalker killer needs much preparation.
Some teachers require bratty libation.
Medicine man sends Columbus a-packing.
Beware a kid's bubblegum after a hacking.
Mother Nature gives thanks to her bees.
Turkeys bring Farmer McRob to his knees.
Elf barters gifts for naughty kid's meat.
This trading of wishes is so bittersweet.
Anniversary of slaughter kicks Vatican ass.
Marionette clown – heed my warning and pass.
How well do you know your partying friends?
Vamp vs Lycan celebrate to the end.
One star reviews end you up in a batter.
Christian rite turns into a whole different matter.
Popeye's deal gives grad party some strings.
Wedding crasher gives murderous bride a fling.
Father's duties trumped by mom's old wedding dress.
Satan's bride punishes hubby with zest.
Animals just cannot let their friend go.
Vincenta and Theone forever linked to Van Gogh.
Terri DelCampo and Blaze McRob
Bring holiday stories to make your heart throb
In anxious terror and dreadful fright
For every celebrant, day and night. 

Friday, August 18, 2017

DON'T SHORT-CHANGE YOUR READERS



I was going through an author's Amazon author page to check out some of his books. A friend of mine had suggested he wrote well. As I always do, I went to the free sample that Amazon has. The novel I was looking at was decent. However, when I clicked on to the short stories, they were a whole different ball-game. They were awful. You might think that the short tales were written earlier in the author's career and were not as polished as the newer writing. The shorts were actually written after the novel. It was obvious to me that they were not professionally edited. Even the book descriptions were not error-free. Wow!

So, what was going on with this author? Besides the fact he took no pains to publish a decent short story, it told me he was totally unprofessional. The novel had an editor. It wasn't completely error free, but it was interesting and held my attention. I wound up not purchasing any books by this guy. My feeling was that the editor for the novel got stuck doing a lot of re-writes instead of merely doing edits. I'm sorry. I cannot accept buying such worthless tripe.

It's obvious that I'm not easily attracted to just any book or author. I can overlook some mechanical errors, but not a ton of them.

Another thing that irritates me is reading terribly written website or Facebook posts. If an author doesn't care enough to use capital letters on Facebook, it shows me they are lazy. If posts have misspellings, comma splices, and more, I see red flags. Show professionalism, people. If you write like a third-grader don't expect many people to latch onto your latest and greatest story. Once again, you're showing you just don't give a damn.

I know this last election cycle totally sucked. It was certainly okay for authors to write their views. Hell, I wrote some. But, check out your sources. Even reputable newspapers and magazines get a few things wrong. Never accept a friend's post as being the truth unless you check it out. And if you did goof, acknowledge the fact. Shit happens. Some authors are afraid to alienate prospective readers. Don't be. They'll know you're honest when they read your tales. Also, by all means, use real life horror in your stories. By getting the evil out of your soul and sharing it with the world, there will be more room for the good things in there. One trap I suggest you stay away from is being suckered into other people's rants. I might read some, shake my head, and even laugh some at the stupidity, but I don't comment on other people's Facebook posts anymore. I don't have the time. I'll post some of my views on my author page and regular page, but their page belongs to them. 

Always stay true to yourself when you write. Write your story, at your pace. Just because Stephen King writes long novels doesn't mean you should. Some readers aren't crazy about a ton of back-story at the beginning of a book. Me? I have to be hooked within the first page or so, by the end of the first chapter at the least. My wife does not agree with me. But that's the beauty of writing: different readers like different things. Write for yourself. You'll attract fans.

My last item contains a pet peeve that really causes my typing fingers to wish they could wring some necks. If I buy an author's book and review it, I don't want that author to immediately tell me they have another book out and would I review that one too. The skies turn dark, lightening flashes, and my trigger finger wishes it was ready to go into action. My answer is a resounding, "Fuck no!" Yes, I know writers like reviews, but don't grovel at my feet. Yes, There are some authors I like so much that I want them to tell me they have a new book, could I review it, and my answer is, "I'm on it ASAP!"

I hope some folks get some value out of this post. Thanks for reading.

Blaze McRob

  

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Z CHILDREN: THE RISING - BY ELI CONSTANT & B.V. BARR



Z Children: The Rising, by Eli Constant and B.V. Barr, is one fantastic Zombie tale! This is number three in a series and one you won't want to miss. Just take a peek at the reviews below.

Blaze McRob


Z Children: The Rising                                                                       

Book description:

Z Children #3: The Rising - Follow Juan's group as they traverse the dangerous and challenging landscape of the U.S., meeting monsters both dead and alive.A quick stop at a gas station escalates into a bloody gang scene. An established fort hides horrendous, less-than-humane secrets. And the death of someone close leaves the group emotionally shattered.

"Eli Constant & B.V. Barr don't shy away from exploring the true depth of evil that grows during a zombie apocalypse."

Get ready for a bloody thrill read.
5 out of 5 starsMakes me want to barf and smile at the same time...
on July 27, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition
To be honest, I’m really not even sure what to say about Z Children 3: The Rising by Eli Constant and B.V. Barr. I love this series so much that each book has its own life. There are 2 main things that stood out to me the most for this book. The emotional intensity and the imagery.

Constant and Barr create some of the most brilliantly disgusting and disturbing imagery I’ve ever read. Their ability to paint that graphic illusion of horror is amazing. When I read, it’s like watching a movie in my head. When I read their books, it’s like watching a horror movie that makes me want to barf and smile at the same time.

Z Children 3 has seriously intense moments. One thing I have come to expect from these authors is their ability to create extremely emotional scenes without overdoing things. There were times while I was reading that I got odd looks from people around me because I was talking to the book. I guess that’s not really anything new for me but it can be entertaining to see the looks on their faces.

There isn’t a whole lot I can say about the storyline contents themselves because I don’t want to give away any of what happens. Each book focuses on a specific group while at the same time introducing us to new ideas. Book 3 focuses on Juan, Sherry, Marty, and Frank the dog. We are also briefly introduced to Bethany, and I am very interested in where her story goes next.

Overall, this was a great story, as usual. If you haven’t started this series, you most definitely should. It’s easy to become attached to the characters and relate to their situations to some degree.
5 out of 5 starsAwesome and fast paced
on August 7, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase


Sunday, August 13, 2017

THANK YOU, KATHY ROWE!








This is a post I made a while back, but I enjoy the fact that Kathy Rowe thought I deserved to be her Indie Hero so much that I'm posting it again. Thank you, Kathy!


http://www.indiesunlimited.com/2016/04/05/indiehero-blaze-mcrob-robert-nelson/ I am honored to have been picked by Kathy Rowe to be her Indie Hero at Indies Unlimited today. This great website is running an Indie Heroes month for April and I am excited to be a part of it! There will be many great authors sharing the spot-light there this month. Keep your eyes peeled. Find some great authors and make friends.

Indies Unlimited does a lot for Indie authors. Go to their website http://www.indiesunlimited.com/ and discover a lot you might not have known about this ever changing business that is publishing. I avail myself of free print and ebook promotional opportunities there every week. And, their articles about the many facets of  the industry are spot-on.

Also, I want to mention that Kathy Rowe is not only an author I admire very much, but she is a great human being as well. It is so nice having a friend like her.

Take a look at this post and you will find out more about who I am. That in itself could be scary.

Blaze McRob

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

BOOK TRAILER FOR - MISTS OF PAPOOSE POND



http://www.amazon.com/Mists-Papoose-Pond-Blaze-McRob-ebook/dp/B017DMCFHI/ref=sr_1_1_twi_kin_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1446489986&sr=1-1&keywords=mists+of+papoose+pond

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9iRGo8SU2w
Beverly Cialone has done another great book trailer for me, this time for my novel Mists Of Papoose Pond. I love Beverly's work. She always finds the right balance of visual and audio. Another thing I love is that the trailer shows just enough without becoming a spoiler for what takes place in my novel.

Watch and listen to this super book trailer. I know you'll enjoy it!

Blaze McRob

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

MR. GODDARD'S MENAGERIE - BY C. L. HERNANDEZ



Here is my review for Mr. Goddard's Menagerie, by C. L. Hernandez. As you can tell, I love this book! It is a must read!

Blaze McRob



5 starsAll Menageries Are Not Created Equal
on August 29, 2016
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase







Sunday, August 6, 2017

HOME - BY CARSON BUCKINGHAM



Here is my book review for Home, by Carson Buckingham. Five stars says it all!

Blaze McRob


5of 5 starsAll Homes Are Not Created Equal
on November 12, 2016
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase


Following the deaths of her mother and beloved aunt, Kate Kavanagh inherits the family homestead in the Irish enclave of Three Oaks, Connecticut; but the house has changed since she visited a year ago--no more windows on the first floor and gaslights and a wood burning stove in place of the modern appliances. It also appears to be haunted. And that's just for starters. Once she moves into the house, Kate herself begins a gradual but terrifying biological transformation that is part of her inheritance, too; though not mentioned in the Will. With the help of a Rottweiler that's more human than animal, a new friend whose farm stand is only open dusk to dawn, and the "Rat Boys," Kate will get some answers or die trying.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

EXTINCTION - BY IAIN ROB WRIGHT




Extinction: An Apocalyptic Horror Novel ( Hell on Earth Book 3 ), by Iain Rob Wright, is waiting for your reading pleasure. Iain is quite an entertaining author. His tales are fantastic! Read the free sample on Amazon and you'll be hooked. One thing I was impressed with is how Iain, who is on Patreon, mentioned all his patrons by name in the credits for this book. That is a great gesture!

Blaze McRob



Book description:

Continue the epic story of mankind’s struggle against extinction in Book 3 of the bestselling “Hell on Earth” Series: EXTINCTION. ***Book 1 now on offer for 99c here (you will remain on Amazon): http://hyperurl.co/fe32pp***

VAMPS: After dealing with his rival, Pusher, and escaping the clutches of treacherous Prime Minister, John Windsor, Vamps and his last remaining friend, Mass, set out with the mysterious Aymun. A man who came from the gate that imploded on Oxford Street. The demons have destroyed civilisation, but Vamps isn’t going to take that lying down.

GUY GRANGER: Guy is finally about to reach the shores of England with the faithful crew of the Hatchet. Will he finally find his children, Alice and Kyle? Or will he find a land of death? And can he trust his second in command, ambitious Lieutenant Tosco? Crossing the Atlantic was tough, but what lies ahead will be worse.

RICHARD HONEYWELL: After failing to save his wife, Richard now must keep his son, Dillon, safe at all costs. His new companions at the Slough Echo seem trustworthy, but how long until the demon that took his wife, Skullface, attacks again?

RICK BASTION: After reuniting with his brother and friends, what has become of fading pop star, Rick Bastion?

"Iain Rob Wright is sick and twisted." - David Moody, author of the Autumn series.

"Iain Rob Wright scares the Hell out of me." - JA Konrath, author of Afraid.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

MALEVOLENT SADNESS - BY JULIAN M. COLEMAN



Malevolent Sadness: A Paranormal Suspense Thriller ( The Prophet's Mother Book 2 ), by Julian M. Coleman, is out for your reading pleasure! I have bought a number of Julian's great books, and this is another one that graces my library. Check this young lady out. She writes some fantastic tales!

Blaze McRob


Book description:

A new paranormal suspense thriller from the WINNER of The Independent Author Network 2016 OUTSTANDING BOOK of the YEAR. Can a detective save a Prophet from a monster? Harry is an Army veteran who survived a childhood tragedy and tough years in foster care. Today, he’s a pragmatic and no-nonsense Homicide detective investigating the Victor Adamson kidnapping. As he digs for leads, Harry realizes that he’s in the middle of a dark conspiracy, and that his life is in jeopardy. His only option is to save Victor. But to do that, he must understand and then embrace the supernatural. He has to believe that monsters are real. If he doesn’t, then both he and Victor may die.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

TOUCHING SPIRITS: CONTACT - BY JD PHILLIPS




I have a book review I did a while back for Touching Spirits: Contact, by JD Phillips. I love this book! Take a peek.

Blaze McRob
 

Book description:

Fake ghost hunter (Dusty Yeager, star of Spectral Analysis) discovers he's suddenly able to hear a real live spook - and he's not happy about it.

Real live spook (Killian A. Black) decides to make Dusty's life hell until he agrees to do the right thing and help solve a murder.

Hijinxs ensue.

"Who says dead can't be fun?"

5 starsGreat Jumping Ghost!
on February 16, 2016
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
JD Phillips has a fantastic tale in Touching Spirits: Contact! She tells the story from the perspective of a ghost. This poor spirit is lost in an afterlife, unsure of how he got there. He deals with things as best he can, taking the good with the bad. He discovers there are perks to being a ghost, but there are also things that are beyond his control.

One of my favorite lines in this novel is, "Still, the afterlife ain't all fireflies and rainbows, you know, or else damn near everyone would jump ship early to join the party."

Obviously, there is humor in this story: a lot of it. I won't add in some of the fantastically witty phrases JD fills this book with, but there are some that had me laughing out loud! Don't let that make you believe there is no horror in this tome. There is. Plenty of it.

Picture a ghost making a believer of a non-believing paranormal TV star and getting him to help solve a murder case. Add in hi-jinks of the highest order. Supply some touchy-feely moments and glimpses into the soul which show good as well as bad traits of humanity. Combine and stir well. Voila! You have Touching Spirits: Contact!

I recommend this book highly.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

ONLINE JIGSAW PUZZLE FOR CLUB BLAZE



https://www.jigidi.com/jigsaw-puzzle/HC7WXWQ4/cigar-1950578-960-720

https://www.jigidi.com/


The word is out on the street. The free online jigsaw puzzle for Club Blaze is up and ready. Jigidi
https://www.jigidi.com/  has a lot of these on their website: some for kids and some for adults. You can set up an account for free, and all the puzzles are free. When you reach the site, hit https://www.jigidi.com/jigsaw-puzzle/HC7WXWQ4/cigar-1950578-960-720 and tackle this bruiser. Good luck. Have fun!

My teasing wife is doing the puzzle now, saying she will smash my time. Of course, she's a showoff.

Club Blaze, the book, will be out soon. Keep your peepers at the ready.

Blaze McRob




Friday, July 28, 2017

DON'T BE A SHEEP




Election day has come and gone. Not everyone is happy with the outcome. Too bad. That's history now. The future will soon happen. Worry about that if you wish.

Facebook and Twitter are loaded with woe is me crap. A lot of folks are attacking people and unfriending some because of their political beliefs and how they voted. Pretty extreme. I unfriended one person during the course of the election season, but it was because he told my wife to kiss his ass. Different story there. Yes, a political disagreement led to that, but you can't make things personal over that shit. I hold a grudge. Fault of mine? Maybe, maybe not. At any rate, I don't care what this person cares about or says anymore because I won't be listening to it. He stepped over the line.

This is not a political post. I didn't like either of the two major party candidates for president. The only person I completely agree with is me, and sometimes I can be an asshole. If anything, this is an anti-political post. Take it a step further, and you could surmise it to be a horror post. Actually, that would be closer to the truth. Real life horror.

Do you remember the novel 1984, written by George Orwell? George warned us about the world to come. Look around, folks. It's on the way. Sooner than you think. Big business rules the world now. Not politicians. They are all greedy lackeys to those who control the purse-strings of the world. Do you think that's going to change any time soon? No.

I remember coming back from 'Nam in 1967. The citizens of this country gave me and the rest of us a hard time. To be quite frank, they shit on us. I have never forgotten that. Refer back to my holding a grudge thing above. None of the major candidates for the 2016 presidency election served in the military. One dodged the draft on numerous occasions. If you don't know who that was, it's time for you to read a little History 101. The fact none of them served is one of the reasons I couldn't support them. I don't particularly agree with all the shit the military does, but I put that aside and did my job. Yes, I was a maverick when I was in the Service. Following blindly has never been something I've been guilty of. However, being over in 'Nam taught me some valuable lessons, and perhaps gave me more of a pessimistic view on life. I learned to trust me. Sometimes, there is no one else.

One of the biggest lessons learned is that so-called leadership from the top is anything but that. Johnson played around in his White House sandbox at night with toy soldiers to try and figure things out. As far as I'm concerned, he was a total jerk. Many more soldiers died because he and the top brass were totally ineffective. Thanks for nothing, LBJ.

I return to the citizens back then who dodged the draft and other wonderful goodies. I see a decided parallel with the way folks voted then and now. It's not pretty. It's not logical. They vote on emotions and not facts. That solves nothing. Will we now see a lessening of posts anytime soon about this shit? You're living in a fantasy world if you believe that.

One good thing this election did was to show people that politicians on both sides of the aisle are rather foul-mouthed bastards. The language I use in my horror novels seems tame compared to that. How is this a good thing? It shows them for what they are. And, glory be, it means that no one can write to me and say, "Blaze, your language in that novel is bad." If the religious right and left-wing politically correct folk can say it, then so can I.

The main point I want to make here is that I'm not swallowing this coming together as one to solve the problems we have crap. That's not going to happen. It never has happened and it never will. My take on all this is to stop being a sheep. Take responsibility for your own life. Be ready for whatever happens. Don't think positive. Prepare for the worst. If the worst doesn't happen, you're ahead of the game.

I don't believe in leaders. No one is my leader other than me. The president works for me. I'm in charge. Same thing for the rest of the rabble in public office. It's a job. Do it.

Thanks for reading my little post.

Blaze McRob

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

UNIVERSITY OF DOOM - BY MARIO ACEVEDO



If you're looking for a great YA, sci-fi, humor book, University Of Doom, by Mario Acevedo, is a great one to read. Mario has a fantastic sense of humor and has toned this tale down a tad so the younger set can read it. That doesn't mean we older folk can't enjoy it too, though.

Catch you at Amazon for this great story!

Blaze McRob 



Book description:

Monsters, robots, a sinister villain... And a boy who's about to discover that the only way to defeat EVIL is with GENIUS.

Thirteen-year-old Alfonso is top of his class at the University of Doom, the super-secret Center of Evil Genius Academia and Mad Science. He longs to be a mad scientist like his father, Dr. Eugenio Frankenstein. But when family nemesis Professor James Moriarty falsely accuses the Frankenstein family of going too far at playing God, they’re exiled to an ordinary suburban neighborhood, where they must hide their past to fit in.

Despite his father’s wishes, Alfonso returns to the University of Doom with his new friend, Sarah Barker, to battle Professor Moriarty and his army of monsters and robots to become the greatest evil genius who ever lived.

Monday, July 24, 2017

DON'T FRET OVER SUBMISSIONS



This is a post I had up on my website a few years back. It still has relevance today. I hope you get something good out of it.


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A short post today for folks who worry about their submissions being accepted. I had a dream last night that one of my MS's was not accepted for an anthology. The reason was: the premise and story both were good, but it didn't fit in with what the publisher was looking for. This was not an upsetting dream. You should be inside my head when the horrific ones come, as they do most nights.

I merely accepted the fact and saved it in my files for another project, another time. In my dream, I had the option of changing my story to get it in. What! No way! I wrote a good story and had no desire to change it. Since there was no time to submit another one, I didn't even try.

What I'm saying is that dreamworld or real world, if you write a great story and it doesn't get accepted where you thought it had a home, just find another home for it. It's still a great story. It could even become part of a single author collection of  short stories you offer up to a publisher or put out on your own.

A Blazing Great Book will always be just that. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise.


Blaze McRob