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. 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.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Gothic Moms' Review of The Vampire Hunters

Recently, Tiffany Moorman of Gothic Moms Paranormal Book Review posted a review of The Vampire Hunters in which she called the novel "A Fangtastic read for traditional vampires everywhere, regardless of gender. Action packed with fight scenes so vividly detailed readers will feel as though they are right there taking part in the action. Filled with blood, gore, thrills and chills to make every horror lover smile." Read the entire review here.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Yeitso Will Be Released 23 August

The much-anticipated release (at least by me) of Yeitso is scheduled for next Saturday, 23 August. Prior to that, Blood Bound Books will be running a week-long trivia contest to give away a free e-book version of the novel.

What is Yeitso? As I've mentioned before, it's my homage to the 1950s B-grade giant insect movies that influenced me as a Monster Kid. Below is the official description from the jacket cover:

Yeitso brought me back to those glorious Saturday afternoons of my youth watching Creature Double Feature. - Peter Schwotzer, Famous Monsters of Filmland

Big city life is dangerous. Rape, murder, gangs… not the best place to raise a teenage daughter on your own. That’s why big-city cop and recent divorcee Russell Andrews agreed to move to the desert and be the sheriff of a sleepy little New Mexican town. But the desert has secrets. Giant secrets. Secrets that eat men alive and threaten entire towns. Andrews comes face to face with a thing out of a myth, something that modern man has no name for. The Navajo call it Yeitso.

Yeitso is the perfect blend of small town quirk and pulpy monster madness that will leave you cringing and wanting more! - Ryan C. Thomas, author of Salticidae and Hissers.

It's giant killer beetles! How can you not love it? - Jeff Strand, author of Mandibles

Friday, August 15, 2014

Trivia Contest for Yeitso

Blood Bound Books is counting down to the release of Yeitso with seven days of trivia. Winners will receive a FREE digital copy of the book. The games begin Saturday, 16 August, at noon! Go to the Blood Bound Books' Facebook page to enter, or keep checking in here.

Back By Popular Demand: I'll Be on Apocalyose Nana Radio 4 September

My good friend and fellow Permuted Press writer Jackie Druga has asked me to return to Apocalypse Nana radio on 4 September at 9 PM EST for Trivia Night. The winner gets a free Ebola vaccine. The losers get to join the mass of humanity who will have their guts liquified by the virus and bleed out. I'll post more details later, but please note the date in your calendar. This promises to be a fun evening.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Been on Vacation, Sick Call

I missed the last two sets of postings from other websites because I was on vacation in Boston last Monday and, this past weekend, I was down with a head cold I brought back from Massachusetts as an unwanted souvenir. I'll resume my usual Monday morning postings next week, and will have some great news to share throughout this week.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

I Will Be Attending Winter Garden Wonderfest 30 November 2014

On 30 November 2014, I will be attending the Winter Garden Wonderfest at the Bella Room Banquet Hall in Winter Garden, Florida. I'll be signing copies of my novels and anthologies, including my newest books Yeitso and The Vampire Hunters: Vampyrnomicon, which will be released this fall. This is a convention dedicated to the Florida Geek Scene, so if you're a local you need to check this out.