Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sunday Bunnies

That mass of fur between my arms is actually two rabbits, Woody and Cinnamon.  I took them to the vet this week for check-ups.  You'd think the way they were cowering I was trying to feed them to wolves. 

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Excellent Review From A Splash of Scarlet

The vampire blog A Splash of Scarlet posted a review this past Friday of The Vampire Hunters, calling it a "grindhouse bloodfest" and noting that the book has "enough mayhem, destruction of property, and bloodshed to fill a Quentin Tarantino movie."  (You have to love it when your work is compared to a Tarantino film.)  Please check out the full review here.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Updates To My Blog

This morning I created BookBuzzr files containing first chapter excerpts of each published book in The Vampire Hunters trilogy and linked them under each book in the right-hand column.  I hope you find them helpful.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Monday, February 21, 2011


The Vampire Hunters: Dominion, the third and final installment in The Vampire Hunters trilogy, went on sale today. You can purchase the e-book from Shadowfire Press.

For those interested in the trade paperback versions, The Vampire Hunters: Vampyrnomicon is scheduled for release on 1 April 2011, and The Vampire Hunters: Dominion is scheduled for release 1 October 2011.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Interesting Stuff I Stumbled Across While I Was on Vacation

In between book signings, I spent the week with family.  Despite my best intentions to get some serious writing done, I spent my time catching up on backlogged reading and surfing the Internet.  So since I have nothing productive to blog about this week, I opted to point out some of the cool stuff I found on the 'Net. 

The Escapist magazine on 16 February posted The Vampire Spectrum comparing the sexiest/non-sexiest/scariest/non-scariest vampires.  Kudos for Vampirella and Kate Beckinsale for making the sexy/scary cut, but I'd hate to be Count Chocula.

There are four movies I'm really looking forward to seeing this year.  Drive Angry premieres next week.  Pure, mindless entertainment -- what more can you ask for from Nick Cage?  Battle: Los Angeles looks like this years Independence Day.  I'm also anxious about Cowboys and Aliens.  I know the premise sounds like a SyFy movie, but how bad can it be if it has Harrison Ford in it?  (Yes, I know.  No need to remind me of Hanover Street.)  Even though I'm not a fan of video-diary movies, I stumbled across this trailer for Apollo 18.  This movie looks awesome -- unless, of course, all the best scenes are in the preview.. 

One thing I've had to give up this year because of lack of time is videogaming.  After the initial DTs passed, I got used to not having a controller in my hand.  But with the release this year of Dead Space and Dead Island, I have a feeling I'll be spending less time in from of the laptop and more in front of X-Box.

And finally, McFarlane Toys is developing a series of action figures based on AMC's The Walking Dead TV series.  Check them out at Zombie Hoard

Well, enough rambling.  I have to get ready for today's book signing. 

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

REMINDER: Book Signing at Harrison's Comics in Salem on 19 February

I just wanted to remind everyone that I'll be signing The Vampire Hunters this Saturday, 19 February, from 2 PM to 4 PM at Harrison's Comics and Collectibles on 252 Essex Street in Salem, Massachusetts.  I hope to see you there.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Photos From the Book Signing at Borders in Boston

The Saturday book signing at Borders on Boylston Street in Boston went well.  Special thanks to my high school buddies John Harrington and Joe, John, and Matt Thompson for coming into town to support me.

Me with with my biggest fan -- my niece Kiera. 

Happy Valentine's Day

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Sunday Bunnies

As HorrorWeb noted in its recent article "Happy Year of the Scary-Ass Rabbit," 2011 doesn't necessarily mean a year filled with cute and cuddly critters.  Some rabbits can be a handful.  My Ruby is a perfect example.  Everyone who knows Ruby agrees that the following quote from Monty Python and the Holy Grail fits her quite accurately: "It's no ordinary rabbit.  That's the most foul, cruel, and bad tempered rodent you ever set your eyes on."  But she's a daddy's girl, so I still cherish her.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

REMINDER: Book Signing at Borders in Boston on 12 February

I just wanted to remind all my fans in New England that I'll be signing The Vampire Hunters this Saturday, 12 February, from 2 PM to 4 PM at the Borders Books on 511 Boylston Street in the Back Bay in Boston.  I hope to see you there.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Sunday Bunnies

Happy Birthday to Ruby.  She is nine years young today, which is geriatric for a rabbit, but she still races around the house like she's just a kit.