Thursday, November 16, 2017

THE ROGUES GALLERY: THE ILLUSTRATED POLICE NEWS




http://www.amazon.com/Rogues-Gallery-Illustrated-Police-News-ebook/dp/B00HVT8L2C/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

 The Rogues Gallery: The Illustrated Police News, from Firbolg Publishing, is 171 pages of pure Gothic delight. My story, Ominous Atonement, is included. There is some great art in this tome courtesy of The Illustrated Police News. In fact, all the great authors in this tome wrote their tales to these pictures. Might I say that even though my story is a tad gruesome, as are many of the other tales, I had a lot of fun writing mine. Tells you a lot about me, doesn't it?

Check this out! Hit the free sample on Amazon and read what's there. You'll want to read the rest. Guaranteed.

Blaze McRob

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Book description:


 A newspaper vendor in the nineteenth century could always ensure sales with the gruesome cry “Murder! ‘Orrible Murder!” Published around 1870, the Victorian tabloid The Illustrated Police News took this sales tactic to heart. It had the largest circulation of any periodical of its time. The public devoured a weekly diet of real-life horrors deliberately calculated to churn the strongest stomach and boost the next issue’s sales. The Rogues Gallery has resurrected these disturbing, morbid images to bring you a collection of flash fiction as equally frightening. Using Victorian England's murder and mayhem as their inspiration, dozens of authors will haunt your nightmares long after the lights go out. Three Gothic tales of terror from the masters Poe, Lovecraft, and Thackeray round out this macabre Rogues Gallery of terror. With an introduction from DarkMedia's Eva Layne, remember this... you have been warned.  

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

AMAZON AUTHOR PAGE FOR NICOLE STOREY



The link above is for Nicole Storey's Amazon Author Page. You will be sure to find some great books there. I know: I have them. On another note, we're getting into the gift giving season. Nicole has both ebooks and paperbacks for sale. A lot of folks would be thrilled to receive these great gifts!

Check out Nicole's great books!

Blaze McRob

Sunday, November 12, 2017

TALES FROM THE LAKE VOLUME 4



Tales From The Lake Volume 4, is the latest release from Crystal Lake Publishing. And a grand book it is! Take a look at the TOC below and you will see some of the greatest horror authors in the world. This is one fantastic anthology. I suggest you get yours now.

Blaze McRob



Book description:

The Legend Continues…
Twenty-four heart-rending tales with elements of terror, mystery, and a nightmarish darkness that knows no end.
Welcome to my lake. Welcome to where dreams and hope are illusions…and pain is God.
  • This anthology begins with Joe R. Lansdale’s The Folding Man, one of his darkest stories ever written.
  • Kealan Patrick Burke’s Go Warily After Dark pulls us into a desolated world, and reminds us of the price of survival: a guilt that seeps into the marrow.
  • Damien Angelica Walter’s Everything Hurts, Until it Doesn’t places us in the middle of a family whose secrets and traditions are thicker than blood.
  • Jennifer Loring’s When the Dead Come Home explores a loss so dark, that even the stars are sucked into its melancholic vacuum.
In the spirit of popular Dark Fiction and Horror anthologies such as Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories and Behold: Oddities, Curiosities and Undefinable Wonders, and the best of Stephen King’s short fiction, comes Crystal Lake Publishing’s Tales from The Lake anthologies.
This fourth volume of Speculative Fiction contains the following short stories:
  • Jennifer Loring – When the Dead Come Home
  • Joe R. Lansdale – The Folding Man
  • Kealan Patrick Burke – Go Warily After Dark
  • T. E. Grau – To the Hills
  • Damien Angelica Walters – Everything Hurts, Until it Doesn’t
  • Sheldon Higdon – Drowning in Sorrow
  • Max Booth III – Whenever You Exhale, I Inhale
  • Bruce Golden – The Withering
  • JG Faherty – Grave Secrets
  • Hunter Liguore – End of the Hall
  • David Dunwoody – Snowmen
  • Timothy G. Arsenault – Pieces of Me
  • Maria Alexander – Neighborhood Watchers
  • Timothy Johnson – The Story of Jessie and Me
  • Michael Bailey – I will be the Reflection Until the End
  • E.E. King – The Honeymoon’s Over
  • Darren Speegle – Song in a Sundress
  • Cynthia Ward – Weighing In
  • Michael Haynes – Reliving the Past
  • Leigh M. Lane – The Long Haul
  • Mark Cassell – Dust Devils
  • Del Howison – Liminality
  • Gene O’Neill – The Gardener
  • Jeff Cercone – Condo by the Lake
With an introduction by editor Ben Eads. Cover art by Ben Baldwin. Proudly represented by Crystal Lake Publishing – Tales from The Darkest Depths.

Additional book categories:
  • Horror
  • Suspense
  • Thriller
  • Mystery
  • Short stories
  • Anthologies
  • Horror anthology
  • US Fiction
  • Lovecraftian / Lovecraft
  • Dark Fantasy
  • Monsters
  • Occult
  • Supernatural
  • Haunted house and ghosts
  • Myths and Legends

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

WINTER OF ZOMBIE BLOG TOUR


http://www.jaywilburn.com/winter-zombie-2017-master-schedule/

Hit the link above and find out who will be presenting what and when they will be doing it. That's a mouthful, but there are many of your favorite Zombie authors zipping around this month, and they all will be presenting much to know about these undead nasties. Head over there now and visit along with the rest of the cool kids!

Blaze McRob

Monday, November 6, 2017

KILLING IT SOFTLY 2



Killing It Softly 2 is a fantastic all-women anthology of great horror from many of the most talented women authors around. Read the book description below and you will agree that this big tome is well worth your time. Thirty-eight great stories by thirty-eight great authors. Get your copy now!

Blaze McRob



Book description:

The Best by Women in Horror

The first ‘Killing It Softly’ was just the tip of the iceberg…
Beneath the icy depths of this next installment, you’ll be plunged into a world where 38 female horror writers give you a glimpse of their inner-demons, unleashing the hell-fire they suppress in the ‘real’ world. It will disturb you to discover what really lurks inside their minds, because many of these stories delve into pain that can only be experienced by women—leaving you unhinged as you curl up with them during their darkest hour.
Post-partum depression, hording, anorexia, and mental health will be brought to light when viewed through the shadowy perspective of cognitive deception.
Sci-fi, romance, steam-punk, and fantasy intertwine with horror to deliver unsettling, chilling stories; traditional tales of witches, zombies, werewolves, and vampires will be told in twisted new ways that will shock, unnerve, and even repulse you…and within these pages, sometimes new monsters will arise from the ashes.
You may even discover that women can not only write good horror…but in some cases, can do it better.

Part 1 – Another Space, Another Time
The Whims of My Enemy – Amanda J. Spedding
A Moveable Feast – Jenny Blackford
Softly into the Morning – L. D. Colter
Whispers in the Wax – Tonia Brown
The Screaming Key – Lillian Csernica
Framed – Diana Catt
Bloody Rain – Rie Sheridan Rose
The Idlewild Letters – H.R. Boldwood
Kristall Tag – Holly Newstein
The Adventure of My Ignoble Ancestress – Nancy Holder

Part II – Monster Party
The Devil’s in the Details – Stacey Longo
Octavia – Chantal Boudreau
The Skeench – Debra Robinson
Sandcastle Sacrifices – Jennifer Brozek
Unfilial Child – Laurie Tom
Milk and Cookies – M.J. Sydney
Figaro, Figueroa – Karen Heuler
Scarecrow – Vonnie Winslow Crist
A Great and Terrible Hunger – Elaine Cunningham

Part III – Cognitive Deception
Belongings – Abra Staffin-Wiebe
Evil Little Girl – Barb Goffman
Blue – Julie Travis
The Devil Inside – Shannon Connor Winward
Shining Brook and the Ice Moon Spirit – Jean Graham
Damaged Goods – Lindsey Goddard
Project Handbasket – Rebecca J. Allred
Behind the Eight Ball – Lena Ng
A Faithful Companion – Deborah Sheldon
Omega – Airika Sneve

Part IV – The Changed and the Undead
Little Fingers – Christine Morgan
Golden Rule – Donna J. W. Munro
Fifth Sense – Tina Rath
Cycle – Rebecca Fraser
The Hand of God – Gerri Leen
Vile Deeds – Suzie Lockhart
The Holy Spear – Barbara A. Barnett
Skin and Bones – Rebecca Snow
Death Warmed Over – Rachel Caine

Thursday, November 2, 2017

LET'S SCARE CANCER TO DEATH - GREAT ANTHOLOGY FOR A SUPER CAUSE!



Let's Scare Cancer To Death, from May December Publications LLC, has many great stories from super authors and all the proceeds go to The V Foundation For Cancer Research. I have a story within this tome titled The Judas Contingent. This anthology is available for only .99 on Kindle. It is also available in paperback for $13.95, a great price for a 334 page book. Either version has all the proceeds going to cancer research.  

I guarantee the horrific stories in this anthology will sate your horror appetites. Give it a try.

Thank you.




Blaze McRob


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Book description: 

 Cancer.

For millions, there is no word that inspires more fear. It is about time to give some payback. Enter a cadre of talented authors with a common purpose: to SCARE cancer to death.

Okay, the premise may seem silly, but the truth is that these writers have all given their stories freely in hopes that you will be enticed to come check out this anthology. Every penny generated will be given in a quarterly check the The V Foundation for Cancer Research. So, when you purchase this book, you are tossing your hat in the ring with people who are out to eradicate a killer that has touched far too many lives.

Join us, and Let's Scare Cancer to Death!

with Eli Constant, Alyn Day, Heath Stallcup, Gregory Carrico, T. Fox Dunham, Claire C. Riley, Armand Rosamilia, Catie Rhodes, J. Thorn, Chantal Boudureau, Mark Tufo, Michael James McFarland, Julianne Snow, Blaze McRob, TW Brown, and Rhonda Hopkins.
By *lizzie starr on March 31, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
Cancer is frightening enough, and this anthology is definitely well on the way to achieving its title—and scaring cancer to death! As with any anthology, I enjoyed some tales more than others, but recommend them all. Who knew there were so many takes on Zombies? Or mystic cancer treatments? Or survival...and death?

We’ve all been touched by cancer in some way and these stories contain characters to cheer and cry for. At times, they’ll make your heart hurt. But don’t worry...there’s a zombie around the next corner! This volume is a must read for any horror fan.

By fluffyredfox on May 9, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
All the author dedications are heart breaking, so many people’s lives are touched by the dreaded big C. Here is to finding a cure, fast.

Z Children by Eli Constant: It is the start of the zompoc and Suz, Dad and the twins must make it out of town to their boat whilst dodging the zombies who are primarily children.
The reasons for the start of the zompoc are really well laid out, the back story made me care for this little family so the ending was a real shock.
I really enjoyed this writing style so another author to be on the lookout for.

Of the Dead by Alyn Day: a toughened foraging unit comes across a child “zed”; or is she just a wild child trying to survive?
As many of the unit are mourning fathers the emotions brought to the surface on the trip back to base and the scientists are really well played out by the author.
I love the twisted endings, so not expected. Another fantastic writer.

Memories by Heath Stallcup: the author physically brings you along for the ride on this tale as he drags you around a research facility whilst he unloads his story upon you.
The sordid tale carried on around me and I was so absorbed that the ending, again, gave me a real thump to the heart.
HS has managed to pull off a spectacular PoV perspective with not even the slightest error. Not surprisingly he is already one of my favourite authors.

Project Arizona by Greg Carrico: poor Henry, he is a sad and misplaced man in a long line of hidden experiments, of which the author keeps us in the dark about.
But the telltale zombie theme is there, along with a strange flensing obsession.
A strange little late that has an even weirder ending. Not sure what I read but I really liked it!

Just Life by T.Fox Dunham: “dragging its colon behind like a dead snake” – has to be my favourite line from the whole book, it made me feel a little nauseous and smile at the same time.
Robert, the main character, has just recovered from a strange surgery where his tumour went wild and attacked a surgeon!
Now Retribution has begun which looks suspiciously like a George Romero film set.
Essentially this is a beautiful love story another really fantastic ending.

Choices by Claire C. Riley: Adam had completed his cancer treatment but now all Hell has broken loose and he is unable to find out his final test results.
He risks life and limb to try and find his medical notes but thankfully there is Old Yella to help him out.
The moral of the story seems a little undone at the end but wow I really enjoyed the characters in this one.

Dying Days Mortality by Armand Rosamila: two good men are trying to do right by their dying wives.
A dilemma is set before one of them and a decision is made.
The emotions run really high in this book and AR does not shy away from rubbing your face right in there.

Gift Wrapped Box by Catie Rhodes: Kathleen just keeps getting more Hell heaped upon her as she falls for some mumbo jumbo about a cure for her terminal cancer, which actually turns out to be soul eaters!
Not to mention her wicked neighbor is trying to kill her kitten.
A blast from the past and she has a chance to put all things right and as she faces down a massive demon she gets more than she hoped for.
A sad but brilliant ending, really enjoyed the complexity of the story and certainly nothing run of the mill.

Tunnel by J. Thorn: not sure about this story as I really disliked one of the three characters and the other two were just meh for me. Plus the story never really went anywhere IMO.

One Lonely Night by Chantal Boudreaux: Quinn is dying from cancer, but all he desires is death by zombie.
With all the pain surrounding him he is set on his mission and CB does nothing to shy you away from being witness to this painfully honest tale.

Sweet Release by Mark Tufo: Ted’s life is over; his body just needs to catch up.
Kindness seems to be lacking all around him and just one small moment is all he wants.
The tenderness with which this tale is written really made my heart ache.

Uncle by Michael James Macfarland: crippled Uncle has a secret that he brought back from the war.
His constant care is sucking the life from those around him.
The slow but steady build up gives a good indication of what the end will be but it’s still a cracker.

The Legacy by Julianne Snow: they say when you get a terminal diagnosis you begin the grieving process for your own loss of life, one stage of that is anger.
This is the tale of a chap who gets stuck at that stage. Of all these little stories, this one really scared me.

The Judas Contingent by Blaze McRob: my heart bleeds for this wonderfully strong and brave man (the author not the fiction – of all the dedications and bios this one really touched me).
Revenge is the main drive for this story, a well written piece that left me wondering just who are the good guys.

My Name is Charles by TW Brown: what’s worse than dying cancer in the zompoc? Adding dementia into the mix.
Poor fella, having to relive the intial horror over and over again. Fantastic idea with some great writing.

Survival by Rhonda Hopkins: from a bad start where they are captured for who knows what reason Dana and her twin, Sarah, manage a dramatic escape with the help of Meredith. Shame the poor girl is suffering the after effects of chemo treatment.
As the struggle to survive in this new world of horrors occurs the relationship and animosity of work colleagues surfaces adding that emotional twist to the story.
Whilst gore and horror is not lacking in this well written tale it is the emotions that play front and center.

The whole book has a well put together feel to it. I do hope this continues to raise lots of money so that “we” really can Scare Cancer to Death.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

CLUB BLAZE - BY ZACK KULLIS & BLAZE MCROB



Zack Kullis says, "Blaze McRob and I collaborated on a very dark and terrifying anthology called Club Blaze. If you enjoy true horror, then this is for you. Consider it a doorway to a horrifying Halloween."

I can't add a whole lot to what he says. He's spot on. Take a peek at what we have waiting for you. I'm sure you'll love Club Blaze.

Blaze McRob


Book description:

Club Blaze is a novel-length anthology full of tales of pure terror and wicked depravity. This collection of horror stories will either have you leaving the light on at night, or it will have you wishing for a chance to share a drink with the sinister owners and patrons of Club Blaze.

Each tale is more extreme and terrifying than the next. Buy Club Blaze, open your mind and allow it to enter this infernal club as you read. Who knows what doors it might open?

NATIONAL NOVEL WRITING MONTH





On November 1st, National Novel Writing Month begins. Popularly known as NaNoWriMo, this super event has many authors coming together to write a 50,000 word novel by the end of November. I am competing for the 7th year in a row, having a winning streak of six years. My stats show I have written 722,000 words over those years. This year will be a little different for me. My book, Again, damn it!, is a story of abuse, lies, cheating, and religious hypocrisy in the fifties. I usually write straight horror, so even though there will be real-life horror in this tale, there is much more added to the mix. We all have our crosses to bear, and my protagonist will certainly have his. I hope you'll enjoy it when I publish it. 

My wife, Terri DelCampo, will also be competing this year. She was onboard in 2015 and reached her word count before I did. She could wind up whopping me again. One thing is sure: we'll both get our words and more in.

Check the link above and see if this is something for you to do. I believe it toughens an author up by instilling a good work ethic. This amounts to a little less than 1,700 words a day. You can handle that, can't you?

See you at the starting and finish lines. The best of wishes to all of you.

Blaze McRob

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

CLUB BLAZE - BY ZACK KULLIS & BLAZE MCROB - WILL BE OUT ANY DAY NOW!


If you like your horror down and dirty, Zack Kullis and Blaze McRob have an anthology that's right up your alley! Club Blaze, published by Arcane Whispers Press, will be out any day now. That's right: the gnarly brainchild belonging to Zack and me is on the way.

I want to thank Terri DelCampo for stepping in and bailing us out on some technical stuff, and for being our last pair of eyes on it as well. Until now, she had no idea Zack writes the great tales he does. Phrases like "Where did he come up with that?" "Holy shit!" and others were just a part of her exuberance.

The great month ushering in Samhain is the perfect time for this anthology to come rolling out. Grab some M&M's and your favorite beverage, turn the lights as low as you dare, and jump into our journey of extreme horror.

We'll be waiting for you.

Blaze McRob

Sunday, October 22, 2017

TIDES OF CHAOS - BY LORI R. LOPEZ AND BLAZE MCROB





 Tides Of Chaos, by Lori R. Lopez and Blaze McRob can best be described as mad-cap horror/science-fiction/ fantasy/teen/and young adult. We didn't leave much out, did we? The Kindle version is only 99 cents, and the paperback, with interior illustrations done by Lori, is only $5.00. If you're looking for a breath of fresh air, this book is for you.

Happy reading!

Blaze McRob

Book description:


 A man and woman meet online while the world around them is falling apart. Where are the creatures from that have invaded their planet? What do they want? These questions and more must be answered if the human race is to survive this doomsday scenario. Authors Blaze McRob and Lori R. Lopez join forces to present an unusual tale of an apocalypse that has devastated society. Elvie and Ed managed to connect in a world gone mad. They give each other hope and support from a thousand miles apart. Will it be enough to save them? Read their frantic messages as they attempt to make sense of the situation in this illustrated short fiction from two accomplished horror authors. The story was actually written by exchanging E-mails like the characters, without knowing what might come next. Look for an illustrated print edition featuring artwork by Lori R. Lopez. 

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Blaze McRob writes from deep within his soul. While many people ask him if he could write lighter tomes, he chooses not to, wishing instead to release his inner demons. He has written many novels over the years, penned under other writers’ names. He chooses to come out now and play as Blaze. While novels are his true love, he is enjoying writing short stories and even some poetry. Yes, his poems also reflect sadness. Some things don’t change . . . A few of his newer pieces are MISTS OF PAPOOSE POND (a horror-adventure novel); SILVER HELLS (a short-story holiday horror collection written with Terri DelCampo); BLOOD SPATTER (a collection of Halloween short horror stories written with Terri DelCampo). Four additional horror novels are being released in 2016: GHOST NO MORE, QUARTER MOON HAUNTS, ’68 BUICK, and WOLF WHISPERS. Lori R. Lopez prefers to be mysterious and not divulge too much information about herself. That can be difficult when she is writing an entire book series about her life, along with her various fictional pursuits: long and short tales of Horror, Fantasy, Adventure, Science Fiction, Fable, Verse and more . . . including titles such as THE DARK MISTER SNARK, THE FAIRY FLY, AN ILL WIND BLOWS, ODDS AND ENDS, CHOCOLATE-COVERED EYES, POETIC REFLECTIONS: THE QUEEN OF HATS, and DANCE OF THE CHUPACABRAS. Her life, in fact, is not just an open book — it is a number of open books! Alas, her wish to remain anonymous (but not to be confused with the other Anonymouses out there) cannot be realized so long as she persists at chronicling in great detail the events that befall her. Nonetheless, should you ever by chance meet this clandestine author, it would be terribly considerate to pretend you know nothing about her; not even this much, which is really very little at all.            

Friday, October 20, 2017

AMAZON AUTHOR PAGE FOR - JD PHILLIPS




Rather than single out one of JD Phillips' great horror books, I am sharing her Amazon Author Page with you. She writes great horror and has a devilishly fantastic sense of humor as well. You cannot go wrong by buying one of her books. I have purchased a number of them and love them all. Check out the free samples she has made available for you and read the book descriptions. Like me, you might buy more than one. Many more.

Blaze McRob 

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

NOBLE ROT - BY CARSON BUCKINGHAM


https://www.amazon.com/Noble-Rot-Carson-Buckingham-ebook/dp/B0762WXVC3/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1508365883&sr=1-2&keywords=noble+rot

Noble Rot, by Carson Buckingham, is a delight of a tale to read. It blends horror, the paranormal, ghosts, and thrills all into one fantastic novel. Add in Carson's exquisite humor in the most perfect places, and you'll see why Carson is one of my favorite authors. Give this one a try. You'll be glad you did.

Blaze McRob


Book description:

What would you pay for half a huge duplex, ideally located and completely furnished with beautiful antiques that you could take with you, free of charge, if you ever move?
The answer is—next to nothing.
But why?
Allison Pilch discovers that what initially seems idyllic carries a horrific hidden cost.
With neighbors she hears but never sees, a creepy room that she keeps locked, and a new boss with a disturbing affliction; Allison will have her sanity stretched to the limit.
Oh, and let’s not forget a steadily growing, but inexplicable dread that arrives out of nowhere…

Monday, October 16, 2017

DUSK'S WARRIORS - BY EMERIAN RICH



Dusk's Warriors, by Emerian  Rich, is a super Vampire novel! This is the second novel in the Night's Knights Vampire Series.Read the free sample of this novel on Amazon and you will want to click the purchase button.

Go to Emirian's Amazon Author Page at https://www.amazon.com/Emerian-Rich/e/B0034MMP40/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0 and check out her other super books.

Blaze McRob



Book description:

Heaven has opened up and welcomed the vampires of Night’s Knights into a new reality. As they struggle to find their place in their new world, trouble brews on Earth.

Demon servant, Ridge, is causing havoc by gathering up all the souls on Earth that have been touched by immortality. When he injures one of the Night’s Knights crew, he launches a war between the vampires of Heaven, the Big Bad in Hell, and a mortal street gang of vigilante misfits.

Will Julien, Markham, and Reidar be able to defeat the evil that’s returned, or will they once again need Jespa’s help?

Thursday, October 12, 2017

FINDING SUSAN - BY KATIE METTNER




Finding Susan, by Katie Mettner, will be coming out on October 26th, 2017. It's up for pre-order now on Amazon. I bought my copy and can hardly wait to read it! Yes, I know I write horror, but I read many genres and Katie is a talented author. Also, if you go to http://www.katiemettner.com/2017/10/finding-susan-cover-reveal-and-interview.html, you will be able to read an interview between Katie and the young lady who is the inspiration for this novel. She has been a friend of mine for a number of years now and is a person I really like and admire. So, I guess you see why I'm recommending this book. How could I not? I'm intrigued to see how Katie transfers non-fiction to fiction.  

Right now, this great romance novel is on sale for only 99 cents. Pre-order yours now!

Blaze McRob



Book description:

A real life story of deceit, acceptance, and the quest to find true love, while staying true to yourself. The last thing Renay Skovgaard expected was to find herself a victim of a catfisher. No stranger to online dating, Renay didn’t see it coming until it was too late, and she’d already lost her heart. Months after the catfisher had faded away, and time had healed the wound, Renay was finally able to grasp the truth behind the encounter. She was in love with the woman in the image she carried around in her back pocket, not the person behind the screen. Her hazel eyes were the same pair she’d seen since childhood, and she was ready to find the woman she knew only as, Susan Walters.

The last thing Olga Weber expected her first night at Oktoberfest was to come-to-face with the woman she couldn’t live without. Her kindness, humor, and easy going way of making her feel safe drew her to the woman like a moth to a flame. Olga knew the game she played was dangerous, because a woman like Renay could destroy the make-believe life she’s worked for years to build. After one chance meeting she could feel the walls of her closet crumbling around her, and she knew her life was about to change…forever.

Olga and Renay find themselves falling in love; one woman comfortable with her sexuality, the other uncomfortable in her own skin. A bottle of wine and a sweet, languid kiss told Olga the time had come to decide if Renay was worth fighting for, and if true love could conquer all.


Sunday, October 8, 2017

HORROR HAIKU PAS DE DEUX - BY A. F. STEWART




Book Links:
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/747258 Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075HYSZRB...
Amazon Canada: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B075HYSZRB Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/ebook/horror-haiku-pas-de-deux Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/horror-haiku-p…/1127085313… iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/…/horror-haiku-pas-d…/id1281462637…

https://youtu.be/iEo2bs-rAaM

Book Description:

In the shadows—voices.
Calling, screaming, moaning.
Countless tongues telling tales...
of Hell
of Monsters
and Unnatural Things

Come chase the dark words, fall into the spell of terror and sit with the poetic weaver as you watch the world burn. Horror Haiku Pas de Deux is a volume of poetry mixing horror with haiku and verse to chill your bones.
Poetic beauty lives forever with the undead.


Horror Haiku Pas de Deux, by A. F. Stewart, is now out for your reading enjoyment! Ms. Stewart has a superb collection of haiku, mixed with other verse, and, of course, some enjoyable horror. As you can see above, I have given you plenty of links to find her fantastic work.

Blaze McRob

Friday, October 6, 2017

QUIET PLACES - BY JASPER BARK


https://www.amazon.com/Quiet-Places-Novella-Cosmic-Horror-ebook/dp/B075VBQCBF/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1507328891&sr=1-2

Jasper Bark's latest book is a majestic novella that only Jasper could come up with. In his own twisted way, of course. Make sure you pick up a copy of his recently released Quiet Places. You will love it for sure. This is folk horror at its best!

Blaze McRob




Book description:

In the quiet of the forest, the darkest fears are born.
The people of Dunballan, harbour a dark secret. A secret more terrible than the Beast that stalks the dense forests of Dunballan. A secret that holds David McCavendish, last in a long line of Lairds, in its unbreakable grip.

It’s down to Sally, David’s lover, to free David from the sinister clutches of the Beast. But, with the whole town against her, she must ally herself with an ancient woodland force and trace Dunballan’s secret back to its bitter origins. Those origins lie within the McCavendish family history, and a blasphemous heresy that stretches back to the beginning of time. Some truths are too terrible to face, and the darkest of these lie waiting for Sally, in the Quiet Places.

Quiet Places is folk horror at its most cosmic and terrifying. Blending folklore with psychological terror, it contains stories within stories, each one leading to revelations more unsettling than the last. Revelations that will change the way you view your place in the cosmos, and haunt you, relentlessly, long after you have put down this book.

Quiet Places is a novella in the Heresy Series story cycle and has been substantially rewritten and revised for this edition.

Represented by Crystal Lake Publishing—Tales from the Darkest Depths

Interview with the author:

What makes Quiet Places so special?

Jasper: Readers have told me they like the sense of tradition the story has. It’s steeped not only in ancient folklore, but also the work of classic horror authors like M. R. James and Arthur Machen, as well as the American writers they influenced, such as H. P. Lovecraft and Clark Ashton Smith. Yet, the story still manages to be as dark and disturbing as any contemporary horror. It contains stories within stories, and a narrative that slowly unfolds, as revelation follows revelation, each one more shocking than the last.

Tell us more your lead character.

Jasper: Sally is a city girl transplanted to the Highlands of Scotland. She moved from London to be with her partner David, who has inherited land and property in the rural town of Dunballan. Sally is fiercely independent, but very loyal to David. At first she falls in love with the primal beauty of the forests and the countryside, but after a while she finds small town life to be very claustrophobic. The people of Dunballan are a tight knit bunch and they seem to have some secret hold over David. Not to mention some secret knowledge that leaves Sally feeling isolated and excluded. That’s when Sally’s defiance, and her personal bravery, kick in, and she realises she’s going to have to go to some extraordinary lengths to save the man she loves from the town.

Why should readers give this book a try?

Jasper: I’m known for being a highly imaginative writer and, like most of my work, Quiet Places contains characters, creatures and concepts you probably won’t have encountered in a horror story before. If you’re looking for something a little out of the ordinary, with sights you’ve never seen and fears you’ve yet to experience, then this is the book for you.

Is there a recommend order for reading your books?

Jasper: No, like all my books, Quiet Places is a stand-alone story. It is part of a story cycle that deals with the Qu’rm Saddic Heresy, an ancient and much persecuted belief system that was old even in the days of Mesopotamia. Not much is known about it these days, as most records of it have been destroyed, the few accounts we do have, speak of it with intense fear and loathing. That’s why it fascinates me. The heresy forms a loose back drop to a lot of my stories and novels. However, like the Cthulhu Mythos, Laird Barron’s Children of the Leech stories and Brian’s Keene’s Labyrinth mythos, the stories can be read in any order but, with every story you read, the depth of the tapestry they’re woven into, becomes clearer and more apparent.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

AN INTERVIEW WITH BLAZE MCROB -THIS MAN WRITES HORROR!





I guess I gave myself quite an introduction. I'm not particularly shy. Truth is, I do write horror. Yes, I augment my writing with other genres, but horror is my first love.

This will be a different sort of interview, something I saw on Smashwords and really like. I will be interviewing myself.

Here we go. I hope you find some interesting tid-bits about me here.


1. Why are you doing this interview?

This is part of sharing of myself with the horror community.

2. Who are you?

Blaze McRob, writer of over seventy legacy published horror novels. I was a ghostwriter long before anyone had an idea we were lurking about. Through my adventures in the craft I, or my author alter-egos, have won virtually every award to be won. But awards mean little, don’t they? It is the reader we wish to enthrall, and our souls to purge. So now it is time for Blaze to write as Blaze, and time for previous recipients of my tales to write more of their own material. In addition to my dark novels, I write horror shorts, flash fiction, and poetry. Ah, the sweet rhymes of iambic pentameter intermixed with glorious free-style.

I am married to Terri DelCampo, a fellow horror author. Together we have created Blazing Owl Press, a place where we publish only our own tales of horror.

3.What is your motto?

Mediocrity sucks. Let us all do the best we can to avoid it.

4. How do we do that?

Always strive to do your best in whatever you chose to do. If you write, write the best damned story that's ever been written. Believe in yourself. No one can write your story better than you.

5. You gave a brief description of why you write horror above. Tell me the real reason.

As I explained in a post for Nina D'Arcangela a while back, I write about the Dark because it is the truth. Open your eyes and you will see that the spinning rock we live on is inhabited by some nasty creatures who have the nerve to call themselves humans. It’s my job to tell my readers about it, not by writing mamby-pamby puke pieces that make you gag, but by presenting true horror tales where the truth is spread around. No preaching. Simply good stories (I hope) with a message. Not everyone will get the message – I don’t beat anyone over the head with it – but it’s there. Some folks just enjoy the tales. Hey, that’s okay too. Escapism is a great thing. People have it tough in these times.

By writing about the Dark, and expelling it from my soul, I enable myself to leave more room there for good things. That's if any are floating around at the moment. Okay, so that's a negative, pessimistic comment. I'm a pessimistic guy. I root for the under-dog, but she/he don't always win.


6. So, do you believe in God?


None of your business! Blaze McRob does not write stories you discuss in a church book group. My vision of the hereafter belongs to me and me alone. While I discuss God and Satan, as makes complete sense because they are the consummate embodiments of Good and Evil, in my stories, God does not always win. Neither does the Dark Angel.


7. What about Heaven and Hell?

You are a sneaky bastard, aren't you? I wrote a tale called The Enforcer a while back. This is a past lives trip where the protagonist gets closer to perfection with each incarnation. The problem? With perfection comes a lack of empathy for humanity. Selchor, my hero, refuses to go along with what the High Council decrees and tries to help out humans. In this story, when humans die, they go to Heaven if they believe they are worthy, or they suffer in a Hell of their own making if they know they are evil. Maybe that's what I believe. Notice again, I said maybe.


8. You write often about death and rising again from the ashes. Why is this?


My work on Earth is not finished. I have many tales to get out yet. My health sucks, so that is a thought running around in the gray matter all the time. I refuse to roll over and take the easy way out. I'm even trying to figure out a way to get back into running somehow. I walk a lot but want to at least try a walk-hobble trot-walk routine. I miss the old days when I was an animal at the long races I ran.

So, in a way, you could say I am exploring alternatives within my stories which will allow me to continue writing after I kiss off. That would make me a real ghostwriter. My science background also tells me that the energy within a person is never lost. If you die, it doesn't matter. The power still remains. And before you ask me again, this does not say if I believe in Heaven or Hell. Maybe . . . just maybe, Heaven would bore the crap out of me.


9. What is your latest novel '68 Buick about?


Here is a short and longer description of my story:


How does a dead, immortal reaper transport souls to Hell and still wage a battle for good? Read ’68 Buick and find out.


Longer description:




Robert Anderson, a man plagued by a demon trying to get inside his head, is attacked and killed by this evil entity. But is he really? Satan and God are waging a battle for his soul. God loses when Robert kills himself.
Yet, not is all what it seems. A Reaper actually kills Robert, but the Reaper turns out to be Robert himself. Thus, he is doomed to roam in a limbo fashioned by the hand of the Dark Angel, unable to go to Heaven but too good to go to Hell.
This marks the beginning of his new career: bringing the most despicable souls to the portals of Hell in a ’68 black Buick rag top with red interior, dice, and flames on the front panels. This immortal, dead Grim Reaper does what needs to be done through the power of his mind.
’68 Buick has a lesson to teach all of us: it is never too late to do what is right.
Even from beyond the grave.


10. Sounds like a different sort of Grim Reaper tale to me.


That it is. I rather like it. Just saying ahead of time that it has tons of action from start to finish. As you can see, there is a lesson contained within, but I don't attack you with it. My readers are smart people. They don't need a high-pressure attack.


11. Some people say you don't use as much description as other authors.


I do that for a reason. Everything that needs to be described is, but over description bores the living shit out of me and I'm sure it does to many readers. I believe my readers want to become a part of the tales I write, and what better way than to allow them to have their own visual perception of what is happening. Maybe they can put themselves in a room I'm in and can drink a beer as they watch me in action. If I leave out one of the senses, maybe they can find a particular revolting moldy odor that they hate. Like I said above, my readers are smart people.


12. So what's on your agenda?


Plenty. I’m starting to publish some of the hundreds of short stories I’ve written over the years. Terri and I have co-authored a number of collections this last year and we have more on the way. I have some of my own collections being published as well. I want these out so I can get more novels out. Mists Of Papoose Pond, an end days, Zombie, action, giant leeches, and more story, came out  October, 2015. I want to get a sequel out for it. Ghost No More, another end days novel where the heroes are autistic children, came out in February,2016, and will need a sequel written. Quarter Moon Haunts, Terri's favorite story of mine because I'm a snarky bastard, is about ghosts, death, evil ways of the mob, crooked cops, and the Four Horsemen as you've never seen them portrayed before, came out in May, 2016 and will get a sequel. It has to: Terri will beat me with a whip if I don't. My Ghoul novella Destiny Changed could see an additional sequel. Also, Club Blaze, an extreme horror tale that Zack Kullis and I are co-authoring for Arcane Whispers Press will be out soon.

All this and a lot more are coming your way!


13. Quite an aggressive schedule.

Like I said, mediocrity sucks. The time for action is now.


14. What do you think of all the political happenings last year?

Let me see. Did they merely suck, or did they suck a lot? They actually sucked more than a lot. I see no candidate for any office that I think is worth a damn. They're all out for taking our money. That goes for both parties. Our representatives only care for themselves. The worse part about all of this is the people will suffer. However, we are the ones who elected these bozo's into office and who will put more in. It's our fault. Look at yourselves in the mirror, folks, and say,"I fucked up." I think we need to get rid of the two major parties and start out fresh. We need to stop arguing about the color of a person's skin, gender association, and stupid crap like who uses what bathroom. Let's fix the important things. Take religion out of politics. It doesn't belong there. Outlaw lobbyists: they're nothing more than bribing thieves. 

15. Anything else on your mind?

Only that I hope everyone reads a bunch of great books. While I'm kind of partial to Terri's and my books, there are many others out there. I post about many of them on my website, Twitter, and Facebook pages. 

Happy reading!

Blaze McRob

Friday, September 29, 2017

VERSES FROM A DEEPLY DARKENED MIND - BY MARY GENEVIEVE FORTIER




https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/9492558025

Update:

Verses From A Deeply Darkened Mind, by Mary Genevieve Fortier, is now out in Kindle version as well as paperback. Get your copy now!


Verses From A Deeply Darkened Mind, by Mary Genevieve Fortier, is a masterpiece of haunting poetry. I was fortunate enough to read a pre-published copy. Hence, my name in the editorial reviews. My honest opinion of this tome? This collection of poetry is the best I have read this year in the horror genre. Any other genre for that matter. In fact, in my opinion, no poet alive can touch her mastery of the craft.

Buy a copy of this superb collection.You will be glad you did.

Blaze McRob


Book description:


VERSES FROM A DEEPLY, DARKENED MIND Yes, “Deeply Darkened.” These are the words which reside within the depths of a mind haunted. A haunting, of neither the ethereal persuasion, nor the ghosts of a hidden and unrelenting past. Here before you, etched upon parchment, are verse written from a mind haunted by “words.” This tome is unlike your typical, modern day collection of “Horror Poetry.” It is rather an assemblage of “Horror Stories” written in poetic form. Written to tease that final nerve, before the fatal break. Ah, yes. Here, this “DEEPLY, DARKENED MIND,” who with pen in hand (black ink a must), has taken meter and rhyme to send a heartbeat racing in terror from one page to the next. “DEEPLY DARKENED,” is my mind, my world; and I offer you entrance. That’s right… Turn my page… Crack my spine… I want you to cringe, squirm, look over your shoulder into the shadows and dare you to shut out the lights once this cover has been closed. This “DEEPLY, DARKENED MIND,” bids you “welcome.” Yes, join me… in my darkness… Mary Genevieve Fortier

Editorial Reviews

Review

"Very moving and atmospheric... I could almost feel a cold breath on the back of my neck!"Graham Masterton.


 "It is no wonder that Mary Genevieve Fortier has been called 'The Modern Day Poe.' She is that good." Blaze McRob

About the Author

MARY GENEVIEVE FORTIER Imagine and Dream… two words that best describe the mind of this poet. An avid lover of the written word, Mary has penned many poems of various genres since the age of seven, and first published at the age of nine. Mary grew up reading, watching, loving anything horror: her dark-side so to speak. Classic authors, whose pens have etched greatness in works that not only create shivers down the spine but inspire movement of the soul — Such remarkable writers as Poe, Shakespeare, Browning, Gibran, just to name a few, gave Mary that special element that drives every poet to place their essence upon parchment. This became the ethereal foundation of her poetic form. Writing as such gave way to countless poems/prose and other works, many of which found publication in anthologies. Today, she has not merely found a new voice, rather, she’s added an intrinsic octave to her repertoire: the genre of Horror, both poetic and fiction. Mary’s poetry has been described as mystical, melodic, flowing with a unique grace that at times has been likened to the old world poets. Her horror poetry has been described as “Poe-esque.” Her peers deem her “The Modern Day Poe.” 
Format: Paperback
Even with the lights on - this will scare the hell out of you!

A must have for anyone that loves a frightening good time - definitely gives Poe a reason to look over his literary shoulder!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

ARMAND ROSAMILIA'S AMAZON AUTHOR PAGE



My wife, Terri DelCampo, was telling me the other day that instead of telling the world about a certain author's book, especially if they have a lot that are published, that I should share their Amazon Author Page and let that show all their titles. Great idea! Since Armand Rosamilia has 150 titles floating around, I figured I'd start with him. His books are great. I bought many of them and am in a number of collections and anthologies with him. Check him out. You'll be sure to find many tales of his that you'll enjoy.

Blaze McRob

Monday, September 25, 2017

THE CHOSEN ONE - BY NICOLE STOREY




The Chosen One, by Nicole Storey, is the first novel in the Grimsley Hollow series. This big book has sixty-five 5 Star reviews. Way to go, Nicole! It is a coming of age/fantasy/scary/paranormal/sci-fi book. However, this novel can be enjoyed by readers of all ages. Read the free sample on Amazon and you'll see what I mean. I bought this book back in 2014 and love it.

Get yours now!

Blaze McRob


    Book description:

    Eleven-year-old Gage Gilbert is autistic, loves Halloween, and has no friends. He longs to share real adventures – not just those conjured in his head.

    A mysterious key leads him to Eve, a young witch from another world called Grimsley Hollow. It’s a place where all magical beings live in safety and peace, but their realm is in trouble. Gage is the only one who can save them from a nefarious witch who has taken control.
    And the human world is next on her list.

    With Eve’s help (along with a potty-mouthed pixy, a trouble-making werewolf, a half-vampire, and a couple of dragons) Gage travels to Grimsley Hollow and together, they embark on a journey that will change them all.

    It’s a deadly race against evil, where extraordinary creatures stalk the land under a harvest moon and nightmarish monsters take form.

    Gage wanted friends and adventure, but had no idea they would come at such a dangerous price.

    Editorial Reviews

    Review

    "I loved the Harry Potter books and i can heartfully say that Nicole Storey has captured the magic and mystery of Grimsley Hollow just as good as JK Rowling did in her books but with the additional insight of what an autistic person has to deal with on a day to day basis." -Mr. Magic
    "Nicole Storey deals with middle school issues in such intriguing way that leaves kids mesmerized by the story instead of realizing that they are learning tolerance and acceptance in the process. I read the Kindle version and was so impressed that I bought the paperback for the sixth grade class at my school. From what I heard, the kids loved it as much as I did!" -Jane Carroll, Author
    "The Grimsley Hollow series is clearly not just for young adults! However, it does inspire young people to read. It's a reason to get off of their devices and video games and actually read a book. What a concept! Something that is decreasing as time goes by which is a real shame since young people can get the best education by reading. Let's hope that changes because books like these gets you thinking as there are many positive messages and virtues shared throughout these pages. It's actually much more than it seems. It's golden!" -Brend Perlin, Author

    From the Inside Flap

    What are people saying about Grimsley Hollow: The Chosen One?
    Exciting, scary, a breathless chase to save Grimsley Hollow from the clutches of an evil witch.  This is Halloween at your doorstep, dark shapes in the woods at night.  Shivery wonderful!
    -Malla Duncan - Smashwords purchase
    ...so many people (children and adults alike) look at autism as a disability in the world today, but Gage proves that this is not true
    -Arual - Just a reader - Amazon purchase
    This is truly a magical book that I hope will inspire empathy for kids that might be a little bit different
    -James Crawford - Amazon purchase
    ...this is a book I yearn to see on the movie screen.  This is also a book I would love to see used as part of the curriculum in middle school
    -ChristiAK - Amazon purchase
    ...Nicole Storey as captured the magic and mystery of Grimsley Hollow just as as JK Rowling did in her books but with the additional insight of what an autistic person has to deal with on a day to day basis
    Mr. Magic - Amazon purchase

    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.......