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