Monthly Archives: August 2014

Spotlight On H. David Blalock #Imaginarium

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SPOTLIGHT ON: H. David Blalock

 

How did you get involved in the upcoming Imaginarium convention?

As one of the authors associated with Seventh Star Press, I was invited.

 

What is your latest release and what genre is it?

My latest novel was released through SSP, a dark urban fantasy called Doom Angel.

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Quick description of it.

Doom Angel is the third and final book in the Angelkiller Triad, completing the story begun in Angelkiller and continued in Traitor Angel. In Doom Angel, the final confrontation between the underground rebel forces of Light go toe to toe with the Dark forces of a powerful Minion named Dorian Azrael.

 

Something unique about it.

The Angelkiller Triad was written to answer the age-old question “Why do bad things happen to good people?” The answer is simple. In the War between the Angels of Light and the Angels of Darkness, the Dark won. Mankind has been fooled into believing the Light won, and that is why there remains war and death and disease. However, there remained those who continue to fight to bring the truth to humanity, and in the Angelkiller Triad those rebels use the cyber world as much as real world resources to do so.

 

Links for people to buy it.

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/Doom-Angel-H-David-Blalock/dp/1937929558

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Doom-Angel-H-David-Blalock/dp/1937929558

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/doom-angel/id840701742?mt=11

Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/doom-angel

Barnes&Noble/Nook: http://tinyurl.com/mjlbroe

 

Your promo links.

Website: http://thrankeep.com

Blog: http://hdavidblalock.blogspot.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Writer.HDavidBlalock

 

Your short Bio.

Born in San Antonio, Texas, David spent the majority of his formative years in Jacksonville, Florida. At the age of 16, his family moved to the Panama Canal Zone where David finished school and entered employment with the Department of Defense as a Powerhouse Electrician.

Hiring into the FAA, he returned with his wife and two daughters to the States and settled briefly in Gulfport, MS. A few years later, he moved to Memphis, TN, as an Air Traffic Controller for the Memphis ARTCC. There he remained until his retirement.

David’s writing has appeared in numerous anthologies, magazines, webzines, and writer’s sites. His work continues to appear on a regular basis through multiple publishing houses.

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“Imaginarium is an entire convention centered on creative writing taking place September 19-21 in Louisville KY, featuring over 140 panels and workshops organized into 12 categories.  Over 130 professional guests will be featured in the programming, covering all aspects of creative writing in the worlds of books, eBooks, screenplays, comics/graphic novels, and even game design.  All of it is set within a fun, convention atmosphere that includes activities like a Masquerade, gaming room, film festival, and more.  Please visit www.entertheimaginarium.com for further information.”

 

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Spotlight On Logan L. Masterson #Imaginarium

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Logan L. Masterson

 

How did you get involved in the upcoming Imaginarium convention?

When I heard that Stephen Zimmer was throwing a literary convention not too far from home, I had to throw my name in!

 

What is your latest release and what genre is it?

My latest story in print is “Shadow of the Wolf” in Luna’s Children: Stranger Worlds from Dark Oak Press.

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Quick description of it.

It’s a fantasy horror story about the place of lycanthropes in our world and belief systems

 

Something unique about it.

I’m pretty fond of the characters, actually. I think they’re as rounded as the form and style allow for, and the narrator in particular makes me proud.

 

 

Links for people to buy it.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00LLWEJ62?ie=UTF8&camp=213733&creative=393177&creativeASIN=B00LLWEJ62&linkCode=shr&tag=agonyzer-20&linkId=SCBI5LGRJXUCNXYM&qid=1406664617&sr=8-1&keywords=luna%27s+children+stranger+worlds

 

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/lunas-children-d-alan-lewis/1119939629?ean=9781941754122

 

 

Your promo links.

www.agonyzer.com

www.facebook.com/loganlmasterson

 

 

Your short Bio.

Born in southern Missouri, and traveling the American southwest throughout his early life, Logan L. Masterson rooted himself in ideas rather than places. His world is a place of wonders, where words are magic and anything is possible. It’s also a place of darkness: good things happen to bad people and the best intentions can go terribly awry.

Logan L. Masterson is the author of Ravencroft Springs, a Lovecraftian tale of Appalachia published by Pro Se Press. Look for his stories “Clockwork Demons” in Capes & Clockwork, and “Shadow of the Wolf” in Luna’s Children II, both from Dark Oak Press. A published poet, arts journalist and unapologetic geek, he lives in Nashville, Tennessee with five dogs, two turtles, and a lovely wife.

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“Imaginarium is an entire convention centered on creative writing taking place September 19-21 in Louisville KY, featuring over 140 panels and workshops organized into 12 categories.  Over 130 professional guests will be featured in the programming, covering all aspects of creative writing in the worlds of books, eBooks, screenplays, comics/graphic novels, and even game design.  All of it is set within a fun, convention atmosphere that includes activities like a Masquerade, gaming room, film festival, and more.  Please visit www.entertheimaginarium.com for further information.”

 

Guest Post: Leah Rhyne

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One Horror Writer’s Secret: I’m Always Afraid

 

People often look at me funny when they find out I write horror, and I get it. Really, I do. I look pretty sweet and innocent with blonde curls and blue eyes. I can usually be found wearing either girlie dresses or running clothes, and my black lipstick and nail polish only get worn on Halloween.

 

I definitely don’t look like a horror writer. In fact, I look more like the first-to-die in a 70s slasher flick.

 

But I’ll tell you a little secret. I write horror and dark fiction for one reason and one reason alone: I’m always afraid. Always. I never live a day without fear.

 

I guess you could say it started when I was very small, the year Gremlins came out. I was five, and I fell in love with Gizmo, the brown-and-white, fluffy mogwai. I watched the movie again and again on our brand-new VHS, and begged my parents for a stuffed Gizmo doll that made little jingle sounds when you shook him. I LOOOOVED him so much, I brought him to kindergarten show and tell…TWICE.

 

But at night, after the lights went out….that’s when I was afraid of the gremlins! I’d sit up in bed, wide-awake, clutching Gizmo with sweaty palms, waiting for the green goblins to come and eat us both. I’d picture their long, clawed fingers slithering around and under the bedroom door.

 

I was terrified.

 

A few years later it was Freddy Kruger and the ghosts of Poltergeist that got under my skin, setting the stage for a lifetime of fear-induced insomnia. After that came The Silence of the Lambs and Buffalo Bill’s kidnapping of the mayor’s daughter in that windowless white van. I’d stare at strangers everywhere, suspicious that they’d want to snatch me up and throw me in the pit with the puppy and the lotion.  When a little boy was kidnapped and murdered in my hometown the year I turned twelve…well, let’s just say I didn’t sleep for months.

 

Nowadays my fears take a much different shape. I’m not afraid for myself anymore. Not really. Now I fear for my child. She’s six, and spunky and sweet, and I’m terrified that one day someone’s going to try to snatch her from me. I’m terrified that she’s going to get hurt. I’m terrified I’ll have to die to defend her, because I’d take a bullet in a heartbeat if it meant she’d get to live a full and happy life.

 

So yeah. Always afraid of something. That’s me.

 

So it’s no surprise that whenever I sit down to write, dark stuff comes out. In my first books, it was zombies, because who’s NOT afraid of creatures that used to be like you and me, but are now mindless, insatiable beasts? With my new book, JO (out September 1st), you see a lot of my childhood fears coming to life.  You see a kidnapping. A mutilation. An ominous, windowless van. Monsters, coming to life.

 

It’s there. All of it. The only thing missing is ghosts, but I’m leaving them for a later story.

 

But now you know it. If you want to write horror, you can start by being afraid. All the time. Once you are, the stories will practically write themselves.

JO COMPLETE DESIGN (1)

Jolene Hall is dead – sort of. She can walk, think and talk, but her heart doesn’t beat and her lungs stopped breathing ages ago. Her body’s a mosaic of jagged wounds and stapled flesh.

 

Jolene Hall has a choice: turn herself in to the authorities, led by a suspiciously handsome police officer, or team up with her roommate Lucy and her boyfriend Eli to find a way to save herself. To Jo, the choice is clear. She’d like to know who turned her into a monster, and she’d like to live to see another sunrise.

 

But that choice has drastic repercussions.

 

On a trip deep into the snowy White Mountains, to a hidden laboratory filled with danger and cadavers, Jo and Lucy find more reanimated girls. Part body, part machine, run by batteries and electricity, these girls are killers, created by a shadowy Order with a penchant for chaos…and murder.

 

To make matters worse, a photo on a wall of victims reveals Lucy is next in line to be “recruited” into this army of beautiful, walking corpses.

 

When Jo’s physical condition takes a turn for the irreparable, and the Order kidnaps those she loves most, she must sacrifice herself to save them all.

 

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Leah Rhyne is a Jersey girl who’s lived in the South so long she’s lost her accent…but never her attitude. After spending most of her childhood watching movies like Star Wars, Alien(s), and A Nightmare On Elm Street, and reading books like Stephen King’s The Shining or It, Leah now writes tales of horror and science fiction.  Her first novel, Undead America Volume 1: Zombie Days, Campfire Nights, released in the fall of 2012, and it’s sequel, No Angels, released in the fall of 2013. The final book in the trilogy is coming in 2014. She writes for LitReactor.com, The Charleston City Paper, and for herself at www.leahrhyne.com. Leah lives with her husband, daughter, and a small menagerie of pets. In her barely-there spare time, she loves running and yoga.

 

 

Spotlight On Peter Welmerink #Imaginarium

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Peter Welmerink

 

How did you get involved in the upcoming Imaginarium convention?

I am an author/writer working with Seventh Star Press.

 

What is your latest release and what genre is it?

TRANSPORT: Book One is my latest release. It is a cross between a Military Action-Thriller and Zombie Apocalypse.

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Quick description of it.

Captain Jake Billet and his quirky crew of military misfits have to covertly bring a much hated lakeshore government official roughly 40 miles across West Michigan while trying to avoid everything and everyone who wants to stop, kill, eat and dismember them along the way. And not necessarily in that order.  

 

Something unique about it.

It’s a post-post zombie apocalypse world. We’re still here. They’re still here. The local zombie “civilians” are protected. The outside city limits ones, fair game if they don’t get you first. A very militarized WALKING DEAD-type series with a 72-ton armored heavy transport vehicle and crew dealing with it all.

 

Links for people to buy it.

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

Kobo

Schuler Books

iTunes Books

 

Your promo links.

A review of TRANSPORT landrewcooper.com/transport/

 

Discussion on Action, Adventure, Adversity and the Undead in TRANSPORT http://beauty-in-ruins.blogspot.com/2014/06/peter-welmerink-talks-action-adventure.html

 

An excerpt from TRANSPORT http://dealsharingaunt.blogspot.com/2014/06/transport-by-peter-welmerink-exclusive.html

 

A review of TRANSPORT http://ragecircus.blogspot.com/2014/06/book-review-transport-by-peter-welmerink.html

 

 

Your short Bio.

Peter Welmerink was born and raised on the west side of pre-apocalyptic Grand Rapids, Michigan. He writes Fantasy, Military SciFi, and other wanderings into action-adventure. His work has been published in ye olde wood pulp print and electronic-online publications. He is the co-author of the Viking berserker novel, BEDLAM UNLEASHED, written with Steven Shrewsbury. TRANSPORT is his first solo novel venture. He is married with a small barbarian tribe of three boys. He can be found at peterwelmerink.com and, for TRANSPORT-related additional goodies, grandrapidsaltered.blogspot.com.

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“Imaginarium is an entire convention centered on creative writing taking place September 19-21 in Louisville KY, featuring over 140 panels and workshops organized into 12 categories.  Over 130 professional guests will be featured in the programming, covering all aspects of creative writing in the worlds of books, eBooks, screenplays, comics/graphic novels, and even game design.  All of it is set within a fun, convention atmosphere that includes activities like a Masquerade, gaming room, film festival, and more.  Please visit www.entertheimaginarium.com for further information.”

Guest Post: Bob Freeman

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Do You Believe in Magic(k)?
(Cheap Day Return)

by Bob Freeman

 

Time and time again the sacred words are spoken, passed from one wordslinger to the next, like an arcane mantra from a dark and distant age. “Write what you know,” they say. All well and good, but when you’re traversing subject matter as weighty as black magic, sorcery, and necromancy, where does that road even begin?

For me it began in the early seventies with a forgotten hermetic tract I found in the bottom of an old steamer trunk in my grandparents’ second floor spare room. The trunk had been my great-grandmother’s, an ancient woman by the time I met her, eerily silent and confined to a nursing home. We visited her nearly every Sunday throughout my childhood, delivering graham crackers and well wishes.

Stranger was that mysterious trunk, silent and confined in its own way, tucked into a corner and buried beneath a veritable mountain of old quilts and crocheted blankets. Within its musty cavity was a treasure trove of books and pamphlets, mostly dealing with herbs, medicinal plants, and astrology, all dating to the thirties and forties. It was an intriguing find for an eight year old boy who’d already become accustomed to sneaking out of his parents’ house in the dead of night to while away the hours in a nearby boneyard.

But the true treasure found in that trunk, at least for me, was the aforementioned tract. Penned by the philosopher and mystic Manly Palmer Hall, Unseen Forces was a revelation. It was, after all, my first book of esoterica, my metaphysical primer, if you will, and it opened up a world of possibilities to me. This slender pamphlet, which had belonged to my own flesh and blood, quickly became my most prized possession. Through it I was introduced to the denizens of the invisible worlds and our connection with them, including the ‘Dweller on the Threshold,’ elementals, nature spirits, thought-forms, ghosts and spectres.

I was already consumed by the likes of Dark Shadows and The Night Stalker, and I’d just begun to read Poe and Blackwood and Wheatley alongside The Hardy Boys, The Three Investigators, and Marvel Comics… and now here was a book purporting that the world out there was far stranger than it appeared on the surface, that there was an esoteric and wondrous (and frightening) world that existed in the shadows?

I had to know more… Of course, growing up in the rural Midwest, occult books were hard to come by, especially for an eight year old boy, but not impossible. I managed to get my hands on books by authors such as Hans Holzer, Sybil Leek, and Gavin and Yvonne Frost, and even managed to score a tattered copy of Gerald Gardner’s Witchcraft Today.

It was all eye-opening to say the least. Unseen Forces added fuel to my interest in the preternatural, the occult, and the hermetic sciences — an interest that is still alive and well today. I had continued my studies through high school, college, and beyond, with the support of Nightstalkers of Indiana, an occult and paranormal research group I formed in 1983. I became obsessed with the works of the magicicans and alchemists of the Elizabethan era, the Golden Dawn, Thelema, Gardnerian and Alexandrian Witchcraft, and later the Discordians and Chaos Magic, and I kept abreast of advances in parapsychology and physics.

 

When I decided to become serious about writing fiction it was only natural that I would turn to this lifelong study and interest as source material for my stories. It was, after all, a time honoured tradition. Hell, the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn alone was virtually a who’s who of famous authors of occult and horror fiction, including Algernon Blackwood, Arthur Machen, Aleister Crowley, Bram Stoker, and Dion Fortune, to name but a few.

“Write what you know”? Well, they, like so many before and since, certainly did.

Writing successful occult fiction requires a certain amount of verisimilitude. Having an intimate understanding of the esoteric sciences adds weight to your stories. If you want to write about the fantastic, you must make it live and breathe. You have to cast a spell on your audience, so that even if it’s just for a little while, they too will believe in magic.

 

About Bob Freeman:  Bob Freeman doesn’t just write and draw occult detectives, he’s also a card carrying paranormal adventurer who founded Nightstalkers of Indiana in 1983.

A lifelong student of witchcraft, magic, and religion, Bob’s studies are reflected in his art, both as an author and illustrator.

Bob lives in rural Indiana with his wife Kim and son Connor.

He can be found online at occultdetective.com

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Shadows Over Somerset Book Synopsis:  Michael Somers is brought to Cairnwood, an isolated manor in rural Indiana, to sit at the deathbed of a grandfather he never knew existed. He soon finds himself drawn into a strange and esoteric world filled with werewolves, vampires, witches… and a family curse that dates back to fourteenth century Scotland.

In the sleepy little town of Somerset, an ancient evil awakens, hungering for blood and vengeance… and if Michael is to survive he must face his inner demons and embrace his family’s dark past.

Shadows Over Somerset is the first Cairnwood Manor Novel.

 

Author Links:

Website:  www.occultdetective.com

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/authorbobfreeman

Twitter: @OccultDetective

Amazon Links for Shadows Over Somerset:

Kindle Version: http://www.amazon.com/Shadows-Over-Somerset-Cairnwood-Manor-ebook/dp/B00L9UYHKE

Print Version: http://www.amazon.com/Shadows-Over-Somerset-Bob-Freeman/dp/1941706118

 

Spotlight On Jill Ranney-Campbell #Imaginarium

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Jill Ranney-Campbell

 

How did you get involved in the upcoming Imaginarium convention?

I noticed my PR rep (Babs) was a guest and emailed her asking about it. She then asked Stephen if they were interested in a newbie author and he emailed me inviting me along for the ride.

 

What is your latest release and what genre is it?

My latest release is The Awakening: Celtic Rose Saga Book 2 it’s an Urban Fantasy.

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Quick description of it.

The Awakening is a new beginning for the Celtic Rose crew. I can’t say much about why it’s a new beginning because it would give too much away about the first book for those who haven’t read it yet. There’s mayhem everywhere as the awakening happens. Everything has changed for the lovers and their family and friends because of it. Powers grow to epic proportions, good turns to evil for a second time but with the best of intentions. A new prophecy is revealed that could devastate both the Irish and Scottish lines for all eternity.

 

Links for people to buy it.

http://www.amazon.com/The-Awakening-Celtic-Rose-Saga/dp/1939865948/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1406659874&sr=8-2&keywords=Celtic+Rose+Saga

 

http://www.amazon.com/Awakening-Celtic-Rose-Book-ebook/dp/B00GCDMDWM/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1406659941&sr=1-1&keywords=the+awakening+by+jill+campbell

 

https://www.createspace.com/4467275

 

Your promo links.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jill-Ranney-Campbell/216279955054477?focus_composer=true&ref_type=bookmark

 

https://twitter.com/JillR_C

 

Your short Bio.

I live in a small town in North-Central Oklahoma. I started writing when I was seventeen years old. I dreamed the story and then embellished that dream into a manuscript. I had over half of each book in my trilogy written when they were destroyed. I was devastated and quite writing for a very long time. I started writing again a few years ago when my cousin had me tell the stories to friends of ours and they inspired me to start writing again. They all loved my stories and supported me as I wrote. My Muse came along and helped me to develop the stories to have more comic relief. Most of the dark humor in the book comes from conversations with him.

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“Imaginarium is an entire convention centered on creative writing taking place September 19-21 in Louisville KY, featuring over 140 panels and workshops organized into 12 categories.  Over 130 professional guests will be featured in the programming, covering all aspects of creative writing in the worlds of books, eBooks, screenplays, comics/graphic novels, and even game design.  All of it is set within a fun, convention atmosphere that includes activities like a Masquerade, gaming room, film festival, and more.  Please visit www.entertheimaginarium.com for further information.”

MandoWriMo – Slight Change Of Plans

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Just a quick update for ya…

The best laid plans of mice and men and all that…

I love planning out my month, because it usually changes halfway through… which is exactly what August did to me, but I roll with the punches and adapt and survive… and totally stress out. 

The changes:

1. The 30k movie adaptation ended up being PRIORITY #1 and also ended up being 38k and written exclusively for quite a few days, which is always odd for me. I like to work on 2-4 projects each day if possible, but this one needed to be released. And it was. Zulu Six: Origins is the expanded book version of the upcoming independent film (they tell me a later 2014/early 2015 release) and I’m quite happy with the way it turned out. Readers who remember my Miami Spy Games: Russian Zombie Gun novel will enjoy this. Coincidentally (or not), I wrote it for the same people. 

But adding an extra 8k to this forced me to drop some other stories I wanted to finish… keep reading, you’ll see it…

2. Children of The Grave short story is done. 10k and I liked where the story ultimately took me. I just need to clean it up and send it off to the publisher, Crystal Lake Publishing, for the editing round now. 

3. Change Jar Books Part 3-5… I finished Part 3 and sent it to my editor a week late due to other deadlines. It was supposed to be out last week, but I’m hoping I can get it released this week. I wrote only 1k on Part 4 so far, a victim of adding to the movie adaptation. I’m hoping to finish at least part 4 before next Sunday, when August ends.

4. Necromance 5 is done. 5k and I just got it back from my editor. Now it will go to Hazardous Press for their turn before releasing it in their Hazardous Encounters horror erotica short story series. I’m really beginning to have fun with the main character, a sexy demon hunter who loves Metal and guys and gals. 

5. Dying Days: Origins 2 was another victim this month, but it is my main focus this week to get as far ahead on it as I can. I only managed 5k, so I have almost 11k left to write to hit 25k, although the story looks like it will be longer. I also set up a pre-sale page on Amazon at 99 cents (when the book is released it will go to the normal $2.99, so get yours now). The cover should also be ready in a week or so, featuring David Monsour and his back-story.

How am I doing? 54k in 25 days so far… a bit ahead, but need to finish as many projects as I can, because I just signed another huge movie adaptation contract, which will begin on September 1st and run until October 30th… 100k in 60 days. Can I do it? Of course I can. But I’m hoping I can also find the time to write everything else I want to write in September. 

Regardless, this is going to be fun…

Armand

#Retweet this Top Ten: For the love of Twitter

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Twitter Knowledge from RCC

C h a z z W r i t e s . c o m

Though often useful, Twitter can be a strange place. For instance, I just discovered I’ve been blocked by a user who retweeted me. That was odd because I’ve never had a nasty exchange with them. What did I do? That bothered me for a few seconds.

No, that’s a lie.

It bothered me for about a minute. I hate a mystery, so I googled the user who blocked me and checked out their website. Into the second minute of cyber stalking I realized I was acting like a guy who should be blocked. I let it go and I’ll never know what terrible thing I did. (Cries into pillow, wipes tears, big breath…)

Besides, I was breaking my prime directive about Twitter. Twitter is for in-between times. It’s not a primary activity. Writing books is what I do. Everything else — bathing, childcare, self-respect — is secondary.

Tweet when you can’t…

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Spotlight On Jay Wilburn #Imaginarium

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Jay Wilburn

 

How did you get involved in the upcoming Imaginarium convention?

I’ve made the mistake of writing in a wide range of genre instead of establishing an identity. As a result, I’ve made contact with a number of people that are smarter and more successful than me with genre circles, publishing, and such. I’m also not entirely sure that this is not some elaborate intervention that is being staged to talk me out of being a full-time writer and focusing on a respectable day job that adults are supposed to have. I guess I have a thing or two to offer as a guest, but I sure have a lot to learn. Imaginarium seems to be shaping up to be uniquely set for providing great content regarding creative writing, the process, and the life.

 

What is your latest release and what genre is it?

My latest release is Zombies Believe In You with Hazardous Press.

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Quick description of it.

Zombies Believe In You is a collection of zombie novellas and longer “short” stories. Some of them explore fantasy worlds and distant time periods like zombies.

 

Something unique about it.

I think adding zombie grit to high fantasy is something a little different. One story focuses on economics through the apocalypse. Another novella and short story combination tell the same events from two perspectives creating entirely different meaning from the same timeline. There is a story set so far into the future that the origin of the zombies has become legend on a Biblical/religious scale. There are elements of classic romance in one story. It is either brilliant or a mess as all zombie fiction should be.

 

Links for people to buy it.

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http://www.amazon.com/Zombies-Believe-You-Jay-Wilburn-ebook/dp/B00LM9CIVM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1406654695&sr=8-1&keywords=zombies+believe+in+you

 

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http://www.amazon.com/Zombies-Believe-In-You-Collection/dp/061595460X/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1406654695&sr=8-2&keywords=zombies+believe+in+you

 

 

Your promo links.

http://jaywilburn.com/

http://www.amazon.com/Jay-Wilburn/e/B00BGVWV2M/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1406654873&sr=8-1

 

Your short Bio.

Jay Wilburn lives with his wife and two sons in the coastal swamps of South Carolina. He left teaching after sixteen years to care for the health needs of his younger son and to pursue a dream of full-time writing. Both his family and his writing are going well. He has work in Best Horror of the Year volume 5, Zombies: More Recent Dead with Prime Books, and in Fat Zombie with Permuted Press. His novels include Loose Ends and Time Eaters. In addition to Zombies Believe in You, Jay has a shared anthology with T Fox Dunham with original artwork by Amy Rims called Dragonfly and the Siren. That trio is teaming up again for another work coming soon. Follow Jay’s many dark thoughts at JayWilburn.com and @AmongTheZombies on Twitter.

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“Imaginarium is an entire convention centered on creative writing taking place September 19-21 in Louisville KY, featuring over 140 panels and workshops organized into 12 categories.  Over 130 professional guests will be featured in the programming, covering all aspects of creative writing in the worlds of books, eBooks, screenplays, comics/graphic novels, and even game design.  All of it is set within a fun, convention atmosphere that includes activities like a Masquerade, gaming room, film festival, and more.  Please visit www.entertheimaginarium.com for further information.”

Guest Post: Crymsyn Hart

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A Grim Reaper’s Rant

“Hello, My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father, prepare to die.”

Oh hello. I’m Kerstin Palmer. (Don’t worry. I swear those of you reading this are not going to die. Yet. I am a grim reaper after all so collecting souls is my job.)

Sorry, I got swept up in the drama of The Princess Bride. It’s one of my favorite movies. I know. It’s a guilty pleasure, but even a grim reaper has to have them. Besides reading, I do get some time to watch a movie now and them. I mean I haven’t been dead that long that I don’t enjoy a good flick. Believe me, it wasn’t my idea of dying and then being resurrected, again, as a grim reaper. I was happy being a psychic and doing readings out of my house and the occasional house clearance. When I was human, I had come across a few dark spirits and there were a couple of incidents with a demon. But we’re not going to talk about that. I dealt with enough with demons in my past, and well now, even they fear death.

So yes, I hijacked the computer away from Crymsyn. She’s a little bogged down at the moment editing something to do with space yetis from what I can understand. I can’t say that I’ve come across such creatures before, but there are many dimensions, universes, and worlds that I have not gotten a chance to visit yet. It’s nice to see the world this way and other versions of it as well. Most people thing reapers are evil, but we aren’t. We only facilitate the natural order of things. We are not minions of the devil people. So we dress in black and look like skeletons, but that is only to some people. Underneath the black robe, we are people too, or were. We carry scythes because on occasion there are beings and entities we come across that challenge us and we do have to protect ourselves. But we’re not slashing souls or people into shreds. We don’t like to bring violence. At heart we are neutral, neither good nor evil. We walk souls to their destination and once they pass through into their destination, then they go to wherever it is they are supposed to go. I don’t make the decision if they go to heaven or hell.

Sometimes, the archetypes that society has lumped us into they really get to me. You don’t know how hard it is sometimes to break out of the stereotype and show people that we are really angels underneath all the robes. Some of my comrades were created just for the purpose of collecting souls. And others, are people who were elevated into the position because there is always going to be death.

Me, well I’m a little unique. If you’ve read my story in Death’s Dance then you’ll know all about that. So I won’t bore you about that.  Time to get off my soapbox and back to my movie. I only have a little bit more time before my list fills up again and then I’m collecting souls. But, I’m not coming after you.

At least not yet.

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Death’s Dance Blurb:

Being a psychic, you would think talking to the dead was a walk in the park. However, it’s not always that simple. The hooded specter haunting me is one I’ve been dreaming about since I was a kid. One day, he appeared in my bedroom mirror. Good. Evil. I don’t know what his true intentions are.

Enter Jackson, ghost hunting show host extraordinaire, and my ex, to save me from the big bad ghost.

From there…well…it’s been a world wind of complications. My house burnt down. I’m being stalked by an ancient evil and gotten myself back into the world of being a ghost hunting psychic. Jackson dragged me, along with a few other psychics, to a ghost town wiped off the map called Death’s Dance.

From there things went from bad to worse.

 

Death’s Dance Buy Links:

Amazon            Barnes & Noble           Kobo

 

Bio:

Crymsyn is a National Bestselling author of over seventy paranormal romance and horror novels. Her experiences as a psychic have given her a lot of material to use in her books. She currently resides in Charlotte, NC with her hubby and her three dogs. If she’s not writing, she’s curled up with the dogs watching a good horror movie or off with friends.

 

To find out more about Crymsyn:

 

Website: http://www.ravynhart.com

Twitter: @crymsynhart

Blog: http://www.crymsynhart.blogspot.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crymsynhart

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Crymsyn-Hart/e/B002BMJ1Z0/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1405515745&sr=8-1

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Kindle Version: http://www.amazon.com/Deaths-Dance-Deathly-Encounters-Book-ebook/dp/B00L8JOJAY

Print Version: http://www.amazon.com/Deaths-Dance-Crymsyn-Hart/dp/1941706134

Spotlight On Lee Martindale #Imaginarium

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Lee Martindale

 

How did you get involved in the upcoming Imaginarium convention?

            I was a writer guest on Steve Zimmer’s Literary Track at FandomFest for three years, and consider him one of the best track-runners in the business. When Imaginarium began as a gleam in his eye, I couldn’t NOT be involved. Hence my serving as the inauguural Imaginarium’s ToastMistress.

 

What is your latest release and what genre is it?

            Bard’s Road: The Collected Fiction of Lee Martindale. Primarily fantasy.

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Quick description of it.

            Twenty-nine stories from nearly twenty-five years of slinging short genre fiction for a living. Includes hard-to-find reprints and four never-before-published works.

 

Something unique about it.

            Includes all stories-to-date from my Copperwood Bard and Trade Town universe. And one story has made grown SCA-fighter types cry.

 

Links for people to buy it.

            http://www.HarpHaven.net/BARDSROADPAGE.htm

            http://www.amazon.com

            Ebooks for Kindle & Nook should be available soon.

 

Your promo links.

            http://www.HarpHaven.net

            http://lee-martindale.livejournal.com

 

Your short Bio.

            Writer, editor, publisher, and Imaginarium’s first ToastMistress Lee Martindale made her first fiction sale at the age of 42 and hasn’t stopped since. Her short stories have appeared in numerous anthologies, including those edited by Marion Zimmer Bradley, Esther Friesner, Roby James, Janet Dever-Pack & Martin Greenberg, and Sharon Lee & Steve Miller.  She’s also edited two anthologies of original genre fiction, Such A Pretty Face: Tales of Power and Abundance, and The Ladies of Trade Town.

            When not slinging fiction, Lee is a Named Bard, a veteran human rights activist, a Lifetime Active Member of SFWA (where she’s serving her second term on the Board of Directors), a fencing member of the SFWA Musketeers, a member of the SCA, and a popular guest at science fiction conventions all over the country

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“Imaginarium is an entire convention centered on creative writing taking place September 19-21 in Louisville KY, featuring over 140 panels and workshops organized into 12 categories.  Over 130 professional guests will be featured in the programming, covering all aspects of creative writing in the worlds of books, eBooks, screenplays, comics/graphic novels, and even game design.  All of it is set within a fun, convention atmosphere that includes activities like a Masquerade, gaming room, film festival, and more.  Please visit www.entertheimaginarium.com for further information.”

Spotlight On Leslea Tash #Imaginarium

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Leslea Tash / Red Tash

 

How did you get involved in the upcoming Imaginarium convention?

I guess I’m a joiner, because I saw a bunch of friends were going and I applied.

 

What is your latest release and what genre is it?

The Rancher Takes a Wife, Montana Brides #1. Historical Western Romance.

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Quick description of it.

This is a sweet story you don’t have to be embarrassed to read in front of your grandmother. I’ve written a lot of horror, fantasy, and R-rated books, and I wanted to try my hand at something more PG-rated.

 

Something unique about it.

The Rancher Takes a Wife is a historical Western set in the aftermath of the Stock Market crash, aka Black Friday. Rather than recycle the tired old Mail Order Bride trope, I twisted the genre to tell the tale of a young woman who effectively goes back in time by traveling from New York City to barely-tamed rural Montana, a place where almost no one has a telephone, folks keep chickens in their yards, and the one room schoolhouse is cutting edge for hosting Native American as well as Caucasian students. A lot of research went into this book, but so far readers mostly love Carl, the eponymous rancher, and Chastity, the schoolmarm who becomes the unwitting target of Carl’s devious little sister. Best I can tell, though, it is fairly unique for the historical western romance genre in many ways.

 

Links for people to buy it.

Right now it’s exclusive to Amazon, but it will be available on Nook, iTunes, and Kobo in a few weeks: http:// ow.ly/wpnwX

 

Your promo links.

http://LesleaTash.com

http://facebook.com/LesleaTash

http://twitter.com/LesleaTash

http://RedTash.com

http://facebook.com/RedTashBooks

http://twitter.com/RedTashBooks

 

Your short Bio.

Leslea Tash is a professional writer published in hundreds of newspapers, magazines, and websites for over a decade. In 2014 she launched two romance series: one contemporary, and one historical.

To read her acclaimed dark fantasy, horror, and comic books, look for “Red Tash” on the ebook retailer of your choice.

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“Imaginarium is an entire convention centered on creative writing taking place September 19-21 in Louisville KY, featuring over 140 panels and workshops organized into 12 categories.  Over 130 professional guests will be featured in the programming, covering all aspects of creative writing in the worlds of books, eBooks, screenplays, comics/graphic novels, and even game design.  All of it is set within a fun, convention atmosphere that includes activities like a Masquerade, gaming room, film festival, and more.  Please visit www.entertheimaginarium.com for further information.”

Spotlight On Tammy Jo Eckhart #Imaginarium

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SPOTLIGHT ON: TammyJo Eckhart

 

How did you get involved in the upcoming Imaginarium convention?

            I met Stephen through several science fiction conventions.

 

What is your latest release and what genre is it?

            Book three of the “Beyond the Soften of His Fur” trilogy.

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            Genre is a very interesting question because I “don’t do genre well” meaning that I’m more of a cross-genre sort of author.  It can be found under “erotica,” “romance,” “furry,” and “science fiction”.

 

Quick description of it.

            BSHF is a science fiction tale of scientific potential, economic enslavement, and how water impacts global stability, but primarily it is about how love and fear drive one family to fight for their freedom.

 

Something unique about it.

            I think the coupling of erotic scenes with honest assessments of power throughout society with a focus on the personal changes of the character is not what most people expect if they think “romance” or “erotica” or “furry.”  I don’t like to do what is expected, my goal is to tell the story regardless of what that takes.

 

Links for people to buy it.

            Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Beyond-Softness-His-Fur-Vol-ebook/dp/B00LMBW73O/ref=sr_1_3?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1406654411&sr=1-3&keywords=Beyond+the+Softness+of+His+Fur

 

            Smashwords: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/455886

            All Romance Books: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-beyondthesoftnessofhisfurvolume3-1563305-354.html

 

Your promo links.

            You can find the start of the first chapter at the publisher here: http://www.circlet.com/?p=5480

            You can also find the first chapter of book 2 here: http://www.circlet.com/?p=4100

 

Your short Bio.

            Several small presses have published TammyJo Eckhart’s fiction and non-fiction since 1996.  A skilled storyteller, TammyJo enjoys reading her fiction to live audience so she is happy to travel in her region to perform readings, sell/sign books, and lead workshops and discussions on various subjects. TammyJo earned her PhD in ancient history with minors in women’s history and folklore in November 2007 from Indiana University, and uses both her scholarly knowledge and twelve years teaching experience in her work.  She is the proud and very busy founder of The Chocolate Cult as well as an active book reviewer and RPGer.  She lives in Indiana with her husband and secondary partner who inspired the BSHF Trilogy.

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“Imaginarium is an entire convention centered on creative writing taking place September 19-21 in Louisville KY, featuring over 140 panels and workshops organized into 12 categories.  Over 130 professional guests will be featured in the programming, covering all aspects of creative writing in the worlds of books, eBooks, screenplays, comics/graphic novels, and even game design.  All of it is set within a fun, convention atmosphere that includes activities like a Masquerade, gaming room, film festival, and more.  Please visit www.entertheimaginarium.com for further information.”

Pre-Order Fading Hope at Sale Price!

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Fading Hope: Humanity Unbound

It’s the end of the world and we are not feeling fine.

What happens when you ask seven of the most notorious writers in apocalyptic fiction to craft stories where a happily ever after doesn’t exist?

You get Fading Hope.

Bleak landscapes, fading faith, the loss of humanity and the struggle to simply make it to the end of the day, are just some of the elements that come together within this boundary-pushing anthology.

Dive into a world of hopelessness as rendered by award-winning authors like: Rebecca Besser, Eli Constant, Morgan Garcia, Thea Gregory, Claire C. Riley, Armand Rosamila, and Jack Wallen

The sale price will only last for 48 hours after the book’s release,

so why not order your copy now to ensure you take advantage of the sale price?

Pre-order your ecopy of Fading Hope: Humanity Unbound now!

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MS2FWEM

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Arm Cast Podcast: Episode 7 – Guignard And Adair

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This week’s podcast has two authors I haven’t had too much interaction with but have heard great things from both and wanted to get to know them better… they’re also both having fine years in the business and I wanted some of that magic to rub off on me, too…

Eric J. Guignard writes dark and speculative fiction from the outskirts of Los Angeles.

His stories and articles may be found in the disreputable publications reserved for back alley bazaars. As an editor, Eric’s produced the anthologies, “Dark Tales of Lost Civilizations” and “After Death…”, the latter of which won the 2013 Bram Stoker Award®. Read his novella, “Baggage of Eternal Night” (a finalist for the 2014 International Thriller Writers Award), and watch for many more forthcoming books, including “Chestnut ‘Bo” (TBP 2015).

Outside of the glamorous and jet-setting world of indie fiction, Eric’s a technical writer and college professor…

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Spotlight On J.H. Glaze #Imaginarium

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SPOTLIGHT ON: J.H. Glaze

 

How did you get involved in the upcoming Imaginarium convention?

I have been a guest author at Fandom Fest for 2 years where I met Stephen.

 

 

What is your latest release and what genre is it?

Night of the Living Inflatable Love Dolls – Horror

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Quick description of it.

From a ruptured, spurting vein of the cult zombie classics you love, comes a story that takes the genre in an entirely twisted new direction.

When a trucking accident causes a top secret chemical weapon to spill over a load of adult novelty toys, all hell breaks loose outside a sleepy rural town. Now, as the terror spreads through the countryside, the sheriff and townsfolk must decide whether to fight the oncoming horde of killer sex toys or call in the military for assistance.

Lock up the kids, bring in the dogs, turn down the lights, and prepare for a new brand of horror unlike anything you have yet experienced.

 

Something unique about it.

An entirely new type of zombie menace – blow up love dolls, and other sex toys.

Though with this type of villain, there is no sex in the book at all.

 

 

Links for people to buy it.

http://www.amazon.com/Night-Living-Inflatable-Love-Dolls-ebook/dp/B00K0N30TK/ref=sr_1_6?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1406655397&sr=1-6&keywords=jh+glaze

 

Your promo links.

https://www.facebook.com/jeff.glaze.94

https://twitter.com/Themostcoolone

 

Your short Bio.

Living in the heart of the South, J.H. Glaze spins tales that will grab you by the throat and not let you go until the last page. If you are a fan of Horror, Thrillers, Action, and like the occasional dash of Humor in the mix, Glaze is the author who should be on your reading short list. His stories are packed with punch and wit, and when you meet him at a Horror/SciFi/Fantasy convention, he will dare you to pick one up, read a few paragraphs and try to stop reading – if you can.

With multiple titles under his belt, Glaze has established a solid reputation as a writer. When his characters aren’t screaming, their cool and natural dialog will draw you into their world and set you up for some of the most unique plot twists you have ever encountered.

Step into the vortex of the writings of J.H. Glaze. When you reach the final page of each of his stories, you will find yourself shaking your fist at the sky and screaming what most everyone who reads him does, “I WANT MORE!”

Glaze draws inspiration for his tales from the adventurous life he has lived and the unusual people he has met along the way. He was born and raised in Niles, Ohio, but currently lives in Atlanta with his wife, Susan, three dogs and a parrot who bites him whenever it gets the chance.

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“Imaginarium is an entire convention centered on creative writing taking place September 19-21 in Louisville KY, featuring over 140 panels and workshops organized into 12 categories.  Over 130 professional guests will be featured in the programming, covering all aspects of creative writing in the worlds of books, eBooks, screenplays, comics/graphic novels, and even game design.  All of it is set within a fun, convention atmosphere that includes activities like a Masquerade, gaming room, film festival, and more.  Please visit www.entertheimaginarium.com for further information.”

Meet Our Sponsor: Charon Coin Press

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Beginning with our third episode, Arm Cast: Dead Sexy Horror Podcast will have an actual sponsor. And one I’m proud to be associated with. I look for this to be a long and positive bonding of our two brands!

Arm Casters (I just made that up)… please welcome Charon Coin Press!

Charon, the mythical ferryman of the river Styx, pay him your coin and he would take you across the river to the underworld. Seems only fitting to name a press that will take readers on journeys through new worlds, horrifying minds, trips through the dark side, after such a creature. Charon Coin Press is a publisher of speculative fiction– a term encompassing a variety of genres from fantasy to horror, science fiction to supernatural stories, superheroes to apocalyptic or post-apocalyptic fiction, even historical fiction. What matters to us is a good story. Our vision became clear, becoming a mission-to…

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Spotlight On Tiffini Johnson #Imaginarium

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Tiffini Johnson

How did I get involved in the upcoming Imaginarium convention?

 I was invited by a fellow writer and Stephen Zimmer.

Latest Book & Genre   

“Dance For Me,” Drama

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Quick Description:  

It is a book about child sex trafficking.  Maelea is a young girl in Camodia, living with her parents and sister. When her younger sister becomes sick with dengue fever, Maelea is sold to a brothel.   The next two years detail horrific torture and sexual abuse before one horrifying act of terror acts as a saving grace.

Something Unique About It:  

It is written in first person by a young girl who is currently experiencing sexual, physical and mental abuse as a result of child sex trafficking.

Links to Buy:  

Amazon, Barnes and Noble

Promo Links:

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Short Bio:  

Tiffini Johnson is an internationally award winning author who first began writing when she was only 8 years old!   Today, she lives in Nashville, TN with her two young daughters.  She is a social advocate for children in need and has been recognized for her work with abused teens.  Two of her books are required reading in schools across the nation.    She has 8 books published, including the critically acclaimed  “Broken” and “The Character.”   The best part of her bio is that she is now living happily ever after!

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“Imaginarium is an entire convention centered on creative writing taking place September 19-21 in Louisville KY, featuring over 140 panels and workshops organized into 12 categories.  Over 130 professional guests will be featured in the programming, covering all aspects of creative writing in the worlds of books, eBooks, screenplays, comics/graphic novels, and even game design.  All of it is set within a fun, convention atmosphere that includes activities like a Masquerade, gaming room, film festival, and more.  Please visit www.entertheimaginarium.com for further information.”

Spotlight On Amy McCorkle #Imaginarium

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Amy McCorkle

 

How did you get involved in the upcoming Imaginarium convention?

I’ve known Stephen for three or four years now and when he explained his vision for a literary convention with a film festival attached I thought this could be something really special and jumped right on board.

 

What is your latest release and what genre is it?

Blackout: An Aurora Black Novel, it’s noir meets paranormal as in psychic capabilities.

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Quick description of it.

A young woman is found alive in a sealed box dead bodies. An undercover spy for the government finds her and spirits her to safety. Over time he becomes her mentor. Tormented by visions of his death Aurora must come to grips with her supernatural gift in order to have a chance at saving him.

 

Something unique about it.

It’s not a romance.

 

Links for people to buy it.

http://www.amazon.com/Blackout-Aurora-Black-Greta-Gunselman-ebook/dp/B00JUD6RKA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1406651442&sr=8-1&keywords=Blackout+and+aurora+black+novel

http://www.amazon.com/Blackout-Aurora-Black-Series-Volume/dp/1497527287/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1406651442&sr=8-2&keywords=Blackout+and+aurora+black+novel

 

Your promo links.

https://www.facebook.com/AnAuroraBlackNovel

http://twitter.com/kate_lynd

http://letters-todaniel.blogspot.com

  

Your short Bio.

Born and raised in the Bluegrass state of Kentucky Amy writes as Kate Lynd and currently has eight Amazon Bestsellers, 13 books out, 4 more coming this year, and a documentary Letters to Daniel has just been accepted into its third film festival. She loves hearing from her readers you can contact her at amyleigh07@live.com.

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“Imaginarium is an entire convention centered on creative writing taking place September 19-21 in Louisville KY, featuring over 140 panels and workshops organized into 12 categories.  Over 130 professional guests will be featured in the programming, covering all aspects of creative writing in the worlds of books, eBooks, screenplays, comics/graphic novels, and even game design.  All of it is set within a fun, convention atmosphere that includes activities like a Masquerade, gaming room, film festival, and more.  Please visit www.entertheimaginarium.com for further information.”

 

Spotlight on Tony Acree #Imaginarium

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Tony Acree

 

How did you get involved in the upcoming Imaginarium convention?

I follow Stephen Zimmer around and try to bask in whatever glory he allows to fall by the wayside.

 

What is your latest release and what genre is it?

My latest release is the supernatural thriller, The Watchers.

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Quick description of it.

Sequel to my bestseller, The Hand of God, part of the Victor McCain bounty hunter series. Picture Die Hard meets Stephen King. Vic and the rest of the Scooby-gang battle an ancient evil, buried during the dawn of man, now trying to recapture their place of dominance over the world. 

 

Something unique about it.

I offer a different take on the Watchers, mentioned in the book of Enoch. Add in radical militias, the mob and dash of romance and you get a fast thrill ride.

 

Links for people to buy it.

http://www.amazon.com/Tony-Acree/e/B00AY87YE8/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1

 

Your promo links.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorTonyAcree?ref_type=bookmark

Twitter: @Tonyacree

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/list/6897283.Tony_Acree

 

Your short Bio.

Amazon bestselling author, Tony Acree, likes putting characters in situations they think they will never survive, and find out if they’re right. He lives near Louisville, Kentucky with his wife, twin daughters, two female dogs, a female cat, and says the way the goldfish looks at him, he’s sure she’s female, too.

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“Imaginarium is an entire convention centered on creative writing taking place September 19-21 in Louisville KY, featuring over 140 panels and workshops organized into 12 categories.  Over 130 professional guests will be featured in the programming, covering all aspects of creative writing in the worlds of books, eBooks, screenplays, comics/graphic novels, and even game design.  All of it is set within a fun, convention atmosphere that includes activities like a Masquerade, gaming room, film festival, and more.  Please visit www.entertheimaginarium.com for further information.”

Arm Cast Podcast: Episode 6 – de Golia and SanGiovanni

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Arm Cast Podcast: Episode 6 – Jack de Golia and Mary SanGiovanni

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This week’s podcast has two firsts in the short life of Arm Cast Podcast: our first narrator and our first female horror author. And both of them are great additions and made for great interviews. I hope you’ll agree… 

 Jack de Golia, “The Voice of Character,” grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, a 5th-generation Californian. But, after getting his drama degree from UC Davis, Jack headed east– into the West. He had 35-year career as a federal fire-fighter, park ranger, and public affairs officer. These jobs took him to national park units like Capitol Reef, Lava Beds, Craters of the Moon, and Yellowstone. He worked as a public affairs officer for the Bureau of Land Management in Arizona and later for the U.S. Forest Service in Montana. He also was a fire information officer on many fires, all over the country, in his federal career.

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Seven Questions with Armand Rosamilia

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Today’s guest is Armand Rosamilia, author of the Dying Days series. I had the pleasure to meet Armand at the 2014 World Horror Convention. We’ve also shared pages in Angelic Knight’s Horror/Erotica/Spoof, Fifty Shades of Decay.  Enjoy some words with this fantastic author; Armand has survived zombie apocalypses and my seven deadly questions.

 

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Hi Armand and welcome.

 

1) Please tell us a little bit about you.

I was born in New Jersey. I’m a Scorpio. I hate long walks on the beach. I have a fondness for M&M’s and big butts. I cannot lie. (I lie all the time, just not about big butt liking). I once ate 37 White Castle cheeseburgers in their parking lot in 90 minutes and I wasn’t even drinking.

2) Tell us a little about the Dying Day’s series, didn’t…

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Day 4 – MandoWriMo

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I’ve just completed the first four days of my August 60k in 30 days goal. Yeah, I know how many days August has. 62k in 31 days doesn’t sound right, though. It gives me a day to rest…

Anyway, I’ve listed the 7 projects to complete on my dry erase board for the month and so far so good… I should be 8k into the writing and I’m already breaking 10k in the four days. Not too shabby, especially when you consider I lost all of Saturday to a birthday party and then watching a 10 Things You Didn’t Know About… marathon starring Henry Rollins. Still love this guy. 

But I feel really good. I’ve been jumping from project to project and knocking down the words needed each day. A couple of the shorter ones will be done in the next day or so, and then I can work more on the longer pieces. I’m writing in whichever one I want, and not adding anything else to the pile right now. 

I’ll keep you posted… and keep myself writing. 

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