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Spotlight On Armand Rosamilia #Imaginarium

Posted in Armand Rosamilia, authors, Chelsea Avenue, fiction, horror, Imaginarium, interview, Spotlight On with tags , , , , , on September 8, 2014 by Armand Rosamilia

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Armand Rosamilia

 

How did you get involved in the upcoming Imaginarium convention?

Stephen Zimmer begged me to be there. He sent me fruit baskets and a briefcase filled with cash as well as the promise of pound bags of M&M’s (one plain and one peanut). How could I not go? Poor boy would be crushed.

 

What is your latest release and what genre is it?

Chelsea Avenue from Ragnarok Publications. It is a traditional horror novel with some paranormal elements.

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Quick description of it.

“I don’t come across books like Rosamilia’s CHELSEA AVENUE often. Infused with the dreamlike quality of memory, Rosamilia here fulfills the full measure of the promise I first saw in his DYING DAYS series. Beautifully dark, this book held me entranced. I couldn’t get enough!” -Joe McKinney, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of DOG DAYS and PLAGUE OF THE UNDEAD 

Some things never stop until the deed is done. 

On July 8th 1987, in Long Branch, New Jersey, The Haunted House Pier and Murphy’s Law club fires destroyed not only local landmarks, but everything Manny Santiago found dear. 

And it isn’t over. 

The entity responsible for killing Manny’s family and wreaking devastation in the small seaside community has reappeared. Again. And is growing in power. 

Now every July 8th it returns, and this time survivors of the fires, including Manny, are being led back to the now-vacant lot on Chelsea Avenue, where the entity intends to finish what it started in 1987 once and for all.

 

Something unique about it.

Despite having 125+ releases to date, this is my very first full-length novel release. I’m quite excited about it.

 

Links for people to buy it.

http://www.amazon.com/Chelsea-Avenue-Armand-Rosamilia-ebook/dp/B00N740DHG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1409951343&sr=8-1&keywords=chelsea+avenue

 

Your promo links.

http://armandrosamilia.com

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/ArmandAuthor

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/armand.rosamilia

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/armand-rosamilia/11/853/791

 

Your short Bio.

Armand Rosamilia is a New Jersey boy currently living in sunny Florida, where he writes when he’s not sleeping.

He’s written over 100 stories that are currently available, including a few different series:

“Dying Days” extreme zombie series
“Keyport Cthulhu” horror series
“Flagler Beach Fiction Series” contemporary fiction
“Metal Queens” non-fiction music series

he also loves to talk in third person… because he’s really that cool. He’s a proud Active member of HWA as well. 

You can find him at http://armandrosamilia.com for not only his latest releases but interviews and guest posts with other authors he likes!

and e-mail him to talk about zombies, baseball and Metal: 

armandrosamilia@gmail.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.”

Summer of Zombie Blog Tour 2014 – Amazon Author Links

Posted in Armand Rosamilia, authors, dying days, fiction, horror, Mark Tufo, summer of zombie, zombie with tags , , , , , , , , on May 31, 2014 by Armand Rosamilia

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Here are links to the 33 authors involved in the Summer of Zombie Blog Tour 2014 for their Amazon Author page

Check out all the releases they have to offer, and not only purchase a couple-three but make sure you kindly leave reviews so they can continue to bring you great stories in the future… and follow the entire tour posts in June on the #SummerZombie event page! 

Alex Laybourne

Armand Rosamilia

Bryan Cassiday

Charles Ingersoll

Chris Tucker

Christine Verstraete

Claire Riley

David P Forsyth

Erik Gustafson

Ian McClellan

Ian Woodhead

Jack Wallen

Jaime Johnesee

Jay Wilburn

John O’Brien

Julianne Snow

Kirk Allmond

Mark Tufo

Melanie Karsak

Peggy Martinez

Rebecca Besser

Rhonda Parrish

Robert Chazz Chute

Sarah Lyons Fleming

Shana Festa

Shawn Chesser

Stephen Kozeniewski

Stevie Kopas

Thomas M. Malafarina

Timothy Baker

T.S. Alan

T.W. Brown

T.W. Piperbrook

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The stench of rotting flesh is in the air! Welcome to the Summer of Zombie Blog Tour 2014, with 33 of the best zombie authors spreading the disease in the month of June.

Stop by the event page on Facebook so you don’t miss an interview, guest post or teaser… and pick up some great swag as well! Giveaways galore from most of the authors as well as interaction with them! #SummerZombie

https://www.facebook.com/events/286215754875261/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular&source=1

“Dying Days” 2-pack Sets only 99 cents this week!

Posted in Armand Rosamilia, dying days, fiction, horror, novella, Still Dying, zombie with tags , , , , , , on March 12, 2014 by Armand Rosamilia

I’ve decided to practically give away a few of my books this week and see what happens… the obvious goal is to hook new readers into the Dying Days zombie world, so they will continue to read the entire series… we’ll see what happens! 

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Dying Days: Siege 1 And 2 Set

TWO zombie novellas for only 99 cents? Tim Baker and Armand Rosamilia must be insane! This won’t last long!

 Two Novellas for the price of One! 

Dying Days: The Siege of European Village 

European Village in Palm Coast Florida is the last bastion of defense against the unending zombie horde. 
Darlene Bobich and John Murphy are fighting for survival, and their feelings for each other. 
They are surrounded: The defenders of European Village ahead, mysterious strangers from the rear, and zombies everywhere. But inside European Village, a small band of survivors are doing whatever it takes to stay alive – but are they risking their own survival by keeping the new strangers out? 

Dying Days: The Siege of European Village is the latest release in the Dying Days series by Armand Rosamilia, and first with author Tim Baker (Water Hazard, Pump It Up) and combines their favorite characters in one rousing story! Includes an Author interview detailing how the story came about, as well as sample chapters from both authors! 

Dying Days: Siege 2 

Just when they thought they were out… 

The last survivors of the zombie raid on European Village find out they have nowhere else to go in this post apocalyptic world. 

Darlene Bobich must once again team up with Ike in order to survive! 

Dying Days: Siege 2 is the sequel to the successful collaboration between authors Armand Rosamilia (Dying Days, Keyport Cthulhu) and Tim Baker (Pump It Up, Unfinished Business) and  includes two bonus short stories, an interview with the authors as well as samples of their latest work! 

Over 70,000 words and usually $3.99!

http://www.amazon.com/Dying-Days-Siege-And-Set-ebook/dp/B00IRJ9QZG/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1393886521&sr=8-3&keywords=dying+days+siege+armand

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dying-Days-Siege-And-Set-ebook/dp/B00IRJ9QZG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1394405825&sr=8-1&keywords=dying+days+siege+armand+set

 

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 Dying Days: Bundle Set 1

Two Novellas For The Price Of One! 

Dying Days: Origins 

The prequel tale to Tosha Shorb, featured in Dying Days 2 zombie novella as well as short stories set in the Dying Days world. 

Includes two bonus stories: Dying Days: Randy Jackson, featuring the main character from the Highway To Hell zombie novella… and Dying Days: Eric White, the origins short for the character featured in the Dying Days series and written by Lisa McKinney! With Author Notes… 

Still Dying: Select Scenes From Dying Days 

Thirteen zombie tales set in the world of the “Dying Days” series… stories about old friends and new, including Tosha Shorb, David Monsour, Steve ‘The Breeze’ Brack, Russ ‘Madman’ Meyer, Jeff Beesler, Morris Chambers, Michael Ross, and many more! Welcome once again to “Dying Days”… 

Over 70,000 words and usually $3.99!

http://www.amazon.com/Dying-Days-Double-Set-1-ebook/dp/B00IXOPVBS/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1394554625&sr=1-1&keywords=dying+days+armand

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dying-Days-Double-Set-1-ebook/dp/B00IXOPVBS/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&qid=1394556333&sr=8-11&keywords=dying+days+armand

 

“Dying Days 4” Cover Reveal #zombie #novel

Posted in #amwriting, Armand Rosamilia, dying days, fiction, horror, writing, zombie with tags , , , , , , on January 27, 2014 by Armand Rosamilia

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Yep, here it is… the long-awaited Dying Days 4 cover art, once again magnificently created by Ash Arceneaux (www.asharceneaux.deviantart.com), who’s done the rest of the covers in the series and quite a few others for me. I’m obviously a fan of her work and I hope you are, too. 

But don’t get too excited, because I’m not done with writing it just yet. In the coming days and weeks I’ll update you onto my progress of the first draft and might give you a tease or two along the way.

I also want readers to know this installment of the Dying Days zombie series will be much longer than the previous releases. As I’ve stated on my blog a few weeks ago, I want to give more of the story with each new release, and instead of 25-35k of story you can expect 45-55k (or maybe more as I write the first draft and then edit) for Dying Days 4

I’ll also be bringing in a few characters you might have forgotten about along the way, too… and a few new ones you’ll love and/or hate… but, as always, Darlene Bobich will be the main story for you to follow along… 

AND… if you want to be in the book as well? Find out how HERE

If you haven’t begun the Dying Days stories yet,  I will hunt you down and… I mean… what are you waiting for?

Darlene Bobich: Zombie Killer is the perfect spot to begin your journey!

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Spotlight On: Mark Tufo

Posted in anthology, Armand Rosamilia, authors, dying days, fiction, guest blog, horror, interview, Mark Tufo, short story, Spotlight On, Still Dying, zombie with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 9, 2013 by Armand Rosamilia

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Mark Tufo (depending on who’s looking for me)

 

What is the title of your story in Still Dying 2?

Lucifer’s Revenge

 

Quick description of it (no spoilers)

It’s about a monsignor that reluctantly finds himself in the midst of a zombie apocalypse.

 

 

Something unique about it.

It’s about a monsignor that reluctantly finds himself in the midst of a zombie apocalypse. (and he has a sword)

 

Your promo links.

www.marktufo.com

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=mark%20tufo&sprefix=mark+%2Caps&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Amark%20tufo

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mark-Tufo/133954330009843

 

 

Your short Bio.

Mark Tufo was born in Boston Massachusetts. He attended UMASS Amherst where he obtained a BA (and an advanced degree in partyology) and later joined the US Marine Corps. He was stationed in Parris Island SC, Twenty Nine Palms CA and Kaneohe Bay Hawaii. After his tour he went into the Human Resources field with a worldwide financial institution, after beginning his climb up the corporate ladder he found himself laid off. His wife, Tracy who was desperate to keep him out of her hair dared him to write a book, and the Zombie Fallout series was born.

He wrote the first installment of the Indian Hill trilogy in college, it sat in his garage until July 2009 when he published it on Kindle. Mark is currently working on the continuation of the ZF series and a new book due out in February of 2014. He lives in Maine with his wife, three kids and two English bulldogs. 

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Kindle ($3.99): http://www.amazon.com/Still-Dying-2-Days-ebook/dp/B00H4HHALO/ref=la_B004S48J6G_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1386293844&sr=1-2

Print ($12.99): https://www.createspace.com/4557463

“Still Dying” Review And Giveaway

Posted in anthology, Armand Rosamilia, dying days, fiction, giveaway, Giveaways, horror, Mark Tufo, novella, short story, Still Dying, zombie with tags , , , , , , , on December 8, 2013 by Armand Rosamilia

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GIVEAWAY for the event…

I will give away 1 Print version of the first Still Dying zombie collection (signed) to an Amazon reviewer (good or bad review, it doesn’t matter) for every 10 reviews we get for Still Dying 2!

And if we hit 50 reviews for the book someone will win the Dying Days Collection 4-in-1 novella print set as well!

Reviews really, really help authors, so I wanted to give everyone some incentive to not only read the books but to take a moment to review it on Amazon, as well… 

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“Still Dying 2” #zombie #anthology Out Now!

Posted in Armand Rosamilia, authors, dying days, fiction, horror, Mark Tufo, short story, tim baker, zombie with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 6, 2013 by Armand Rosamilia

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STILL DYING 2

Zombie Anthology

 

Nine authors… Ten stories… nothing but zombie horror!

Dying Days creator Armand Rosamilia invited eight incredible authors to set foot in his world, and the results are creepy and the anthology a page-turner. Enter this zombie apocalypse… if you dare.

 

How Me And Bozy Became Dads by Patrick C. Greene

A road side inmate clean-up crew find themselves caught in the middle just as a plague takes hold of the city. Small time hoods Randall and Bozy find freedom—which just became worse than imprisonment.

 

Gator Aid by Frank Edler

Can a popular Floridian tourist trap survive and thrive as an attraction during the end of civilization?

 

The Trap Line by Sean Slagle

Spencer, his sister, and her boyfriend have been hiding safely in a hunting cabin since the beginning of the apocalypse. But all of that changes when another family of survivors shows up.

 

Dying Days: Television by Armand Rosamilia

What’s more important than television, even during the end of the world?

 

Flight 509 by Jaime Johnesee

A man is stuck on a plane during the ZA and has no clue how to get out alive. 

 

The Old Man And The Apocalypse by A.D. Roland

He just wanted to live out the rest of his days in peace. With the walking dead stumbling around his retirement community, it wasn’t too easy to do that, but he’d managed. An unexpected visitor reminds him, though, that sometimes life isn’t just about waiting to die. 

 

The Happiest Kingdom On Earth by Brent Abell

Two men trying to stay alive in a zombie ravaged world find a group of survivors who have taken refuge in Florida’s premiere tourist attraction and find out how high the price of admission can be to stay in the “Happiest Kingdom on Earth”.

 

Dying Days: Stew by Armand Rosamilia

Stew and his dog Orion are just trying to scavenge in a restaurant when things get tricky. Can they survive a zombie attack and find hot dogs for Orion?

 

Lucifer’s Revenge by Mark Tufo

A monsignor reluctantly finds himself in the midst of a zombie apocalypse.

 

Dying Days: Angel by Tim Baker

Angel Godwin must escape her own home or be taken by zombies.

 

Amazon Kindle only $3.99

Print version only $12.99

PLUS…

Today through Monday we’ll be running Spotlight On interviews with each author about their stories, so stick around for them, too!

“Ancient” and “Barren” Keyport Cthulhu stories FREE today!

Posted in Armand Rosamilia, Cthulhu, fiction, horror, keyport, Keyport Cthulhu, novella, short story with tags , , , , , , on November 29, 2013 by Armand Rosamilia

Because I had such a great Thanksgiving yesterday I decided to give back! But not all the dressing and turkey… so the next best thing is the first two parts of the Keyport Cthulhu series… and I hope you enjoy them! And have a safe and wonderful holiday season in case I don’t see you!

Friday November 29th and Saturday November 30th 2013 they’ll be FREE, so dig in and enjoy! 

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ANCIENT

Barren

BARREN

Fluffy Red Fox Interviews Armand Rosamilia #dyingdays #zombie

Posted in Armand Rosamilia, dying days, fiction, horror, interview, zombie with tags , , , , , , , on November 27, 2013 by Armand Rosamilia

I’m interviewed on a great site everyone needs to check out!

http://fluffyredfox.blogspot.com/2013/11/some-silly-questions-with-armand.html?spref=fb

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“Dying Days: Origins” #zombie #novella

Posted in Armand Rosamilia, authors, dying days, fiction, horror, novella, short story, writing, zombie with tags , , , , , on November 22, 2013 by Armand Rosamilia

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Dying Days: Origins 

The prequel tale to Tosha Shorb, featured in Dying Days 2 zombie novella as well as short stories set in the Dying Days world. 

Includes two bonus stories: Dying Days: Randy Jackson, featuring the main character from the Highway To Hell zombie novella… and Dying Days: Eric White, the origins short for the character featured in the Dying Days series and written by Lisa McKinney! 

36,000 words in all! With Author Notes…

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Dying Days: Origins

Chapter One: Notorious

The apartment was cramped, smoky and the radio way too loud for the neighbors. Tosha Shorb tried to get to the window to open it despite the cold night, but several drunks were in her way.

“Excuse me,” she asked the guy in front of her. He ignored her.

She was tired – she’d worked a double today – and, despite three shots was still sober. And now she was sweating because forty people were crammed into this shitty apartment.

“Excuse me,” she said louder, trying to talk over the inane pop music blasting through the room. When he glanced down at her and smirked, putting his beer can to his lips, she lost it. Before she could think she’d swung around and smashed him in the face, the can crushing on his cheek and beer exploding in all directions.

“What the fuck?” he managed, and took a defensive position even as blood and beer streamed down his face and chest. He cocked his fist to punch but stopped, staring at his attacker.

Tosha was a slight redhead with piercing eyes, which were now filled with rage. She looked much younger than her twenty-seven years, which wasn’t a good thing when you worked in a hospital and patients never took you seriously when you came for blood-work.

She put her hands on her hips, aware the music had been turned down and all eyes were on her. As usual. Glad her twin sister wasn’t here to give her the motherly look, she tried to remain calm. “I asked you to move.”

The guy laughed. “Are you even allowed in here, little girl? What are you, twelve?”

There were a few snickers from those guests that didn’t know Tosha. To her friends and those aware of her reputation, they knew what was coming and took two steps back.

The rage was building. She had two choices: turn, walk out and go home, or take action.

She put her right foot back a step at the same time he wiped his face and winked at her. Tosha tipped her weight forward with her hard leather boot swinging, catching him squarely in the groin.

As he doubled over, dropping to one knee, she leaned over and got in his face. “I’m allowed wherever the fuck I want, you fat piece of shit.” Tosha winked at him as people grabbed her by the arms and pulled her away.

“I think you need to leave,” someone said to her.

“Of course. You can’t have some little girl in here kicking dude’s asses, can you?” Tosha shrugged off their grip and gave them the finger as she left.

 

Chapter Two: Flesh Eater

            It was cold but her rage kept her more than warm. Her Lizzy Borden concert shirt – she’d picked it up in Allentown during their last U.S. tour – was sticking to her chest and her tight blue jeans were starting to bother her. Her toes still felt numb after kicking the guy in the balls, and the thought of it made her laugh.

The streets of Harrisburg were empty, as usual. “Should’ve listened to Trista and stayed in.” Her sister was the introverted one, preferring to sit home after work and play videogames online with her imaginary friends instead of going out into the actual world and talking to actual people.

She even preferred to be called by her stupid online name, Mathyu. Tosha didn’t know if that was the dumb part, or the fact that she’d started addressing her sister by the name.

In order to get to her apartment, she cut through an alley between the McDonalds and the Harrisburg Laundromat. It always smelled bad down here, but it was much worse during the summer, when the garbage heated up, rotten food and dead rats stinking. The bums loved this alley because the fast food garbage was tossed in the dumpster, and they’d rip the bags apart and feast.

Tosha decided to sleep in tomorrow, burying herself in her pillows and stuffed animals on her bed, curtains drawn, and threatening her sister to not wake her unless the world was ending.

She was so focused on her thoughts she stumbled into the bum, standing in the dark in the middle of the alley.

“Watch where you’re going,” she said loudly. Usually when you shouted or acted crazier than they did, the bums would leave you alone.

He didn’t move.

When she tried to sidestep him, he grabbed her left arm. He leaned into her and his breath was like rotting meat and bile. Tosha nearly gagged, but knew she had to get away from this crack-head or drunk and escape before she was raped.

“Back off, dickhead,” she said and pushed him away. He simply reached for her again. Tosha easily moved around him and ran down to the other end of the alley. When she looked back, he was walking slowly toward her. “Fuck you, asshole. Maybe I’ll call the cops.”

He kept coming with that staggered, insanely slow stutter step. What the fuck was wrong with this guy? Was he fucking with me, trying to freak me out? Playing some game?

As he got closer, she tried to see his face, but it was too dark. Was he smiling, laughing, stoned? Tosha had all kinds of overdoses in the hospital, and she’d seen too many drug addicts with faraway stares or looks like they wanted to kill you.

She walked backwards to the other side of the street, aware she was alone. A quick glance north and south confirmed her fear. There wasn’t a person out this time of night. No cars went by on the cross streets, she didn’t hear any traffic, not even a train rumbling by.

It felt like an hour but he finally made it to the end of the alley and stepped out onto the sidewalk and under the street light.

Tosha gasped. He was covered in blood, his mouth dripping with it.

“Is this some fucking joke, asshole? It’s not funny. Did you come from that lame party, and think you could fuck with me?”

She puffed out her chest and planted her feet. She was headstrong and didn’t run away from a challenge, even if it was a dumb idea. Her past was littered with dumb ideas, and she thought this was about to be another one.

“Last chance to leave me alone,” she said. He took another three steps forward, within ten feet, when she gasped.

Something wet and bloody fell from his mouth and to the pavement. His eyes were glazed over and dead, his mouth slowly moving like he was biting the air. His arms were bent forward, straining at her.

“Fuck this,” she muttered and turned and ran.

Spotlight On: Armand Rosamilia

Posted in Armand Rosamilia, authors, Cthulhu, fiction, guest blog, horror, interview, keyport, Keyport Cthulhu, personal, Spotlight On with tags , , , , , on November 9, 2013 by Armand Rosamilia

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Armand Rosamilia

 

What is your latest release and what genre is it?

Keyport Cthulhu, a Lovecraftian book of five weird tales plus two bonus stories

 

Quick description of it.

“The painting forced him to move back with such suddenness, he nearly fell over the side of the old wooden railing. It depicted a grizzly scene, as if your worst nightmare had been splattered on canvas. Despite his mind screaming to look away, he could not avert his eyes” – Ancient 

Keyport Cthulhu 

Five stories with a Lovecraftian feel to them… set in the New Jersey fishing village of Keyport, where the Esoteric Order of Dagon has been planning for the awakening of the Deep One all these years… 

ANCIENT 
BARREN 
CABAL 
DAGON 
EVIL 

Includes two bonus stories, the steampunk tale “Rats In The Cellars” and “Cthulhunicorn” co-written with Katelynn Rosamilia

 

Something unique about it.

It is set in the real town of Keyport, New Jersey. I lived there for a couple of years and grew up in the area. The town is not as odd as the story. Just barely.

 

Links for people to buy it.

http://www.amazon.com/Keyport-Cthulhu-Armand-Rosamilia-ebook/dp/B00GHN6XYQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1383941150&sr=1-1&keywords=keyport+cthulhu

 

Your promo links.

http://armandrosamilia.com

 

Your short Bio.

Armand Rosamilia is a New Jersey boy currently living in sunny Florida, where he writes when he’s not watching the Boston Red Sox and listening to Heavy Metal music… and because of him they won the 2013 World Series, so he’s prety good at watching!

He’s written over 100 stories that are currently available, including a few different series:

“Dying Days” extreme zombie series
“Keyport Cthulhu” horror series
“Flagler Beach Fiction Series” contemporary fiction
“Metal Queens” non-fiction music series

he also loves to talk in third person… because he’s really that cool. 

and e-mail him to talk about zombies, baseball and Metal: 

armandrosamilia@gmail.com

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Instant Gratification: Short Story Writing

Posted in #amwriting, Armand Rosamilia, contemporary fiction, Cthulhu, death metal, dying days, fiction, flagler beach, Golden Lion Cafe, horror, keyport, Keyport Cthulhu, Kokomo's Cafe, novella, personal, short story, submissions, writing, zombie with tags , , , , , , on August 5, 2013 by Armand Rosamilia

For the past couple of months I’ve been writing stories in my Flagler Beach Fiction Series, starting with ten stories set in Kokomo’s Cafe and I just finished the ten stories set in Golden Lion Cafe. Each story is about 2,500 words. I sell two stories (5,000 word total) each Friday or Saturday for 99 cents and then once all ten are released via eBook I do a complete eBook and Print book of them before moving onto the next book’s stories. 

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It’s allowed me to get quite a few releases out for each book (5 eBook 2-story releases, 1 complete eBook and 1 complete Print book for each, so 7 for each)… at this point it will be 7 books, so in theory I’ll have 49 releases just for the Flagler Beach Fiction series. That’s quite a lot of places for new readers to start with me, and it keeps my loyal readers constantly having new things to read. Each week, in fact. 

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Besides that series, I’m also releasing other things as well, but right now the short stories seem to be taking precedent. The last two stories in the Keyport Cthulhu series, “Dagon” and “Evil” are being worked on for a release soon, and I have other short pieces currently being edited or first drafts completed. 

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Which all makes me very happy, because I’ve preached this a million times but it bears repeating: keep giving the people what they want. 

Now, for the downside… 

Dying Days: Origins… my unnamed zombie novella set in a diner… Death Cult: Death Metal 2Dying Days 4… 

All of these longer pieces are suffering because I’m only nibbling on them each day, adding 250-500 words if I’m lucky. I’m ignoring them because it will take me weeks to finish each, and (in theory) I can knock out a short story in 2-3 days and get it into the edit/rewrite/final draft system and get it either out for submissions to an anthology or a publisher, or self-publish it myself. 

I also keep adding more and more projects, which I cannot stop doing. I have an addiction. 

But, after going through and seeing the two dozen index cards I have set up with all my various projects, I’ve decided to do something radical about it. 

I’m just going to keep writing whatever I want to write, and if it’s a new batch of short stories… so be it. I just hope you keep reading everything I’m putting out. 

Armand

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