Monday, September 1, 2014

Interesting Posts From Other Websites

I hate to begin with a depressing article but, as a writer, I find Incarcerated for Writing Science Fiction a very disturbing development. Putting aside the politics surrounding Zero Tolerance policies, if writers can be harassed in such a manner for merely describing such events, then it sets a dangerous Orwellian presence.

On a lighter note, check out 35 Extraordinary "End of the World" Inspired Artwork.

This is a fascinating biography of Johnny Eck. Most of you probably don't know his name, but will recognize his face as the Half-Boy character from Tod Browning's Freaks (1932).

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Apocalypse Trivia Night on Apocalypse Nana Radio 4 September

On Thursday night, 4 September, myself and fellow zombie writer Shana Festa and audio voice actor David Dietz will be hosted by Jackie Druga on the "Apocalypse Nana" radio show on the Prepper Broadcasting Network where we will be the contestants in Apocalypse Trivia Night. So if you want to see how much I really know about the end of the world, tune in here Thursday night at 9PM EST/6PM PST. Or tune in to test your own knowledge of the end of the world.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

2014-2015 Release Dates for My Other Novels

In addition to Yeitso, which was released 23 August, I have four more novels, a novella, and a short story coming out over the next year:

The Vampire Hunters: Vampyrnomicon (Emby Press). Drake Matthews and Alison Monroe battle The Master for control of the Vampyrnomicon, the book that reveals the darkest secrets of the vampire society. Scheduled for release 10 October 2014.

The Vampire Hunters: Dominion (Emby Press). Drake Matthews and Alison Monroe must deal with a vampire apocalypse in Washington that threatens to engulf the world. Scheduled for release early 2015.

Rotter Nation (Permuted Press). The sequel to Rotter World.  Mark Robson sends Natalie Bazargan and her Angels on a cross-country suicide mission to transport the Revenant Virus vaccine to the government-in-exile in Omaha while his team wages a vendetta on a local rape gang. Scheduled for release 14 July 2015.

Rotter Apocalypse (Permuted Press). The surviving Angels join the war to take back America from the zombies, and Mark Robson must deal with the many mistakes he has made during the apocalypse. Scheduled for release 29 September 2015.

Nazi Ghouls From Outer Space (Self-published novella). A failed attempt by the Nazis to put three men into space during the last days of World War II comes back to terrorize the American southwest years later in the form of flesh-eating ghouls. Release date TBD.

"From Space It Came" in the Monster Hunter -- Doomsday anthology (Emby Press). A giant wolf spider mutated by radiation crashes to Earth inside the space station and threatens a Florida college town. Scheduled for release 10 October 2014.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Interesting Posts From Other Websites

Jason White recently wrote a piece titled Top 10: The Best Horror Flicks of the 1980s. I'm not sure if I agree with numbers 9 and 10 (there may be more worthy entries), but I definitely agree with the top eight picks.

Check out this trailer for Red Snow: Red vs. Dead. It's awesome! I've said there's nothing better than Nazi zombies. I take that back. There's nothing better than Nazi zombies in a Tiger tank.

For the writers among us, paranormal author Jami Gold wrote an interesting article The Character Debate: Strong and Vulnerable? that relates the difficulty in creating a main character that is realistic. Even writers with several books under their belt will find this useful.

And finally, there is The 10 Dark, Gritty Rules of Dystopian Science Fiction, a tongue-in-cheek look at what every writer needs to include in order to write the "perfect" dystopian Sci-Fi story.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Yeitso Is Available in Papaerback and Kindle

Yeitso is now available from Amazon in both trade paperback and Kindle formats.


Congratulations to the Yeitso Trivia Contest Winners

Congratulations are in order for the winners of Blood Bound Books' Yeitso trivia contest. Each of the winners received a free digital copy of the novel. I hope you all enjoy the book.

- Nicholas Cheech Perez
- Theresa Jeffreys
- April Hawks
- Jim Thomas
- Paul Synuria II
- Christinna Viruet
- Kirsten Milliron

Monday, August 18, 2014

Interesting Posts From Other Websites (All Vampire Edition)

As promised, I've returned with my weekly listing of interesting posts. This time I decided to keep the theme entirely vampires.

Vampires.com has published its list of vampire books being released this August, including the biography of one of my idols, Joss Whedon. Check it out here.

Fellow vampire author Brian McKinley posted WatchMojo's video list of Top Ten Vampires. Although I don't agree with their ordering (or some of the animated entries included the honorable mention category), this list is pretty spot on.

And to keep the theme going, BuzzFeed posted Nikki Lyka's list of The Five Greatest Vampire Novels Written in the Past 100 Years, which originally appeared in Dark Beauty magazine. This is a very eclectic list, and I'm sure most of my fans wil disagree with the choices.

Finally, fans of Seth Grahame-Smith's Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter will be happy to hear that the author has completed the sequel, The Last American Vampire, which is scheduled for release this January. Check out the details here.