Saturday, October 22, 2016

Authors Talk About It Review of Yeitso

Yeitso was entered in the Authors Talk About It 2016 Horror Contest, the results of which will be announced soon. The book received four out of five stars and the following review: 

In Scott M. Baker’s Yeitso, Russel Andrews has left his tumultuous career as a detective in New York City to take up the position of Police Chief in Los Alamos, New Mexico. He had hoped the move might prove to be peaceful for him and his teenage daughter, Kiera. However, on Russel’s first day on the job, he is greeted by a mysterious crime scene and a heinous murder, as well as the looming dread of a missing teenager. As the clues begin to unravel, it is clear that this isn’t the work of ordinary humans; a dark, unseen force did this, one known by the local Native American tribes only as “Yeitso.”

Despite being a horror novel, Yeitso didn’t quite live up to that genre as well as it could have. It definitely started off great, but then seemed to stray into the buddy cop/mystery dynamic for a while. However, the concept and suspense throughout helped to drive the story along until the horror picked back up again, and it payed off, without a doubt. Perhaps die-hard fans of conventional horror novels may not find it to be immediately gratifying, but that’s not to say that Yeitso was disappointing, because it most certainly wasn’t. 

Scott M. Baker writes with plenty of intrigue and imagery, developing Yeitso into a well-written and well-rounded novel. The characters were personified so well that they seemed real and believable, which added to the overall likability of the story as a whole. It also seemed to be exactly the sort of novel that would make an excellent film, with just enough twists and turns to really leave a memorable impression on the reader (or perhaps, someday, viewer). Overall, Yeitso was a fantastic book with almost no faults, and one that would surely prove enjoyable for almost any reader

You can read the reviews of all the entries here.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Link to Tonight's Twisted Southern Horror Queen Radio Show

Many thanks to Lyn Gibson for having me as a guest on the Twisted Southern Horror Queen radio show. I had a great time. If you missed the broadcast, the link to the show is here.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Apocalypse Monday

A certain book was released this weekend, a portion of which takes place in Paris, so I thought this particular piece of artwork was appropriate.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

On 17 October I Will Be a Guest on The Twisted Southern Horror Queen Radio Show

Tomorrow night, 17 October, I will be a quest on fellow Dark Alley writer Lyn Gibson's radio show The Twisted Southern Horror Queen. So tune in to the Armed Radio Global Network at 7PM CST (8PM EST) to hear the Twisted South Horror Queen chat with the demented mind from the northeast. I promise it will be an interesting evening. See you then.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Reminder: I'll Be Signing Books at the Book Warehouse in the Artegon Marketplace Today

Today from 2-4 PM, myself and fellow Dark Alley writers Melissa Gibbo and Tyson Hanks will be signing copies of our books at the Book Warehouse in the Artegon Marketplace at 5250 International Drive in Orlando, Florida. Swing by and say hello, and pick up some great books to scare the pants off you in time for Halloween.   

Monday, October 10, 2016

Apocalypse Monday

Since I'm doing some revisions on a book that takes place in Russia, I thought I would post this post-apocalyptic piece of artwork of a devastated Moscow.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Spooky Empire Has Been Cancelled; I Will Still Be Attending the Vampire Authors Celebration on Sunday

I just received word that Spooky Empire has been cancelled because of Hurricane Matthew. The organizers were concerned about the safety of celebrities, vendors, and guests trying to get in with the hurricane approaching, which was a tough but wise decision. We'll just have to party twice as hard in May. You can read the details about the cancelling of Spooky Empire here.

I will still be hosting an hour segment of the Vampire Writers Support Group's Vampire Authors Celebration on Sunday night, 9 October, from 10-11PM EST. Below is a list of all the vampire writers who are participating in this weekend event and the times they will be hosting. I hope to see you there.

Friday, Oct. 7
3:00-4:00 PM - David MacDowell Blue
4:00-5:00 PM - Jessica Gomez
5:00-6:00 PM - Jade M. Phillips
6:00-7:00 PM - H.N. Sieverding
7:00-8:00 PM - Laura Daleo
8:00-9:00 PM - Brian McKinley
9:00-10:00 PM – Dan Schaurette
10:00-11:00 PM - Steven Evans
11:00-12:00 AM - Alathia Morgan

Saturday, Oct. 8
12:00-1:00 PM - Rob Ferreri
1:00-2:00 PM - Rob Ferrerri
2:00-3:00 PM - Mark McQuillen
3:00-4:00 PM - James Brewer
4:00-5:00 PM - Amanda Marie
5:00-6:00 PM - T.B. Bond
6:00-7:00 PM - Dzintra Sullivan
7:00-8:00 PM - Jennifer Brown
8:00-9:00 PM - Joleene Naylor
9:00-10:00 PM – Karen Taylor-Gallagher
10:00-11:00 PM - R.E. Carr
11:00-12:00 AM - Morven Westfield

Sunday, Oct. 9
12:00-1:00 PM - Destiny Hawkins
1:00-2:00 PM - Andy Bove
2:00-3:00 PM - Juliette King
3:00-4:00 PM - Alex Carey
4:00-5:00 PM - Bev Black-Alexis Kennedy
5:00-6:00 PM - Maggie Anderson
6:00-7:00 PM - Claudette Nicole Melanson
7:00-8:00 PM - Tima Maria Lacoba
8:00-9:00 PM - Danielle DeVor
9:00-10:00 PM - Susanne Leist
10:00-11:00 PM - Scott Baker
11:00-12:00 AM - Brian McKinley