Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The Skin Show on Kindle!

Spent the weekend at HorrorHound, signing books, meeting constant readers and new ones, and hanging out with other Samhain authors. And during the good times I neglected to inform everyone that The Skin Show would be available on Amazon today. You may purchase it for your Kindle HERE!

Other formats will come soon, with a paperback closer to the summer. The hardback is still available, though the supply is very limited.

Here's the eBook/paperback cover. I hope those who read the book enjoy it.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Horror Happens and new hardcovers...

Last night I made my radio interview debut on Horror Happens Radio. The host, Jay, was very knowledgeable in not just my books, but horror in general. It was a good time. The archive should be available HERE soon.

On Monday, Thunderstorm Books released limited edition hardcovers of PILLOWFACE and THE SKIN SHOW. Check out their covers below. As of this update, I'm not sure of the in-stock numbers on  each book. You may purchase the books HERE while they're still available!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Some of my favorite books of 2013!

I've never written one of these, or at least I don't remember writing one. Probably because I can never pick just a handful of books. Also, the majority of the books I read are old. This year, however, I read a lot more newer books than usual. Here's a short list of some I enjoyed--though some of them might not have been released in 2013. 

And here they are!

1. The Devil's Woods by Brian Moreland. 
2. The Late Night Horror Show by Bryan Smith
3. Joyland by Stephen King
4. Stalking You Now by Jeff Strand
5. The Tree Man by David Bernstein
6. Header by Edward Lee (reprint)
7. Darkest Lullaby by Jonathan Janz
8. Voracious by Wrath James White
9. Death Depot by Alan Spencer
10. The Witching House by Brian Moreland
11. The Narrows by Ronald Malfi (2012)
12. Bigfoot Crank Stomp by Erik Williams
13. Tentacle Death Trip by Jordan Krall (2012)
14. An Occurrence in Crazy Bear Valley by Brian Keene (reprint)
Right now I'm reading Prey Drive by Wrath James White and it just might make it to this list before Christmas. I should finish it in a day or two. 

The list could have kept going and going, but I had to stop at some point. I should start keeping track of the number of books and comics I read per year. It's a large count, I'm sure. I also read a ton of old paperbacks that I should make a completely separate list for because there are several I read this year that I really enjoyed.

Anyway, this was a hard list to assemble, not because I had trouble picking some. There were just SO many good books this year. My favorite list of movies would be much shorter, so I'm not bothering with making one.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas. Remember it's not the quantity of what's given but the quality of the time spent together. Rejoice in every moment, no matter how tough it gets. That's some advice I can take as well.    

Monday, November 4, 2013

New book out, new cover revealed.

My new novel Prank Night is now available on Kindle and in paperback. I am very happy with this book and hope that you kind readers enjoy it as much as me. The emails I've received from readers so far have been overwhelmingly positive. It's a step away from my usual flare, but still dark and bloody in very sense. Here is the synopsis, taken from the back of the paperback:

In Autumn Creek, Halloween is no longer a harmless holiday of make-believe for children. It’s a night of survival. 
The onslaught starts with the brutal murder of a woman. The following night, cars are vandalized, stranding the residents, rendering them vulnerable to the looming chaos. With no chance of escape, the town becomes a battleground as, one by one, the residents fall prey to Prank Night. Terror will flow through the quaint village, flooding the streets with blood.

For now, Prank Night is available exclusively on Amazon. You can pick up a paperback or download the Kindle eBook HERE

My next novel through Samhain Publishing's horror line is Proud Parents. Here is a sneak peek of the cover for my sci-fi horror story about reproductive medicine with horrible side-effects.

I hope Halloween treated all of you well. It was the best one I can remember. It's unbelievable that Christmas is less than two months away. Time to start breaking out the Christmas-themed horror movies that I adore to get in the spirit. 

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Book Signing, new book, and Monsterfest

This Saturday, I will be joining author Ronald Malfi at Barnes & Noble in Chesapeake, Virginia to sign books and meet readers. We will be there from 12:30pm until 5:00pm. But, before the signing, please stop by the Chesapeake Library for Monsterfest, where Malfi and I will be from 10:00am-12:00pm. There are a lot of events planned at Monsterfest, something for all fans of horror. 

The address for Barnes and Noble is:
1212 Greenbrier Parkway, Chesapeake, VA

For more information about Monsterfest, visit their website HERE

Next week, my newest novel Prank Night will be released. It will be an Amazon exclusive for a few months. A hardcover and other special editions will be announced later. Here's a sneak peek at the cover and back cover copy:

In Autumn Creek, Halloween is no longer a harmless holiday of make-believe for children. It’s a night of survival.

The bloodshed starts with a brutal murder of a woman. Then all across town cars are vandalized, stranding the residents, rendering them vulnerable to the looming chaos. With no chance of escape, the town becomes a battleground. One by one, the residents fall prey to Prank Night. All night long, terror will flow through the quaint village, flooding the streets with blood.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Updates...it's been a while.

Last One Alive is now available on Amazon in eBook and paperback. Other versions will be available this month--Nook, Kobo, etc. This book contains the Last One Alive novella, and two bonus short stories: Love Seat and Gearhart's Wife.

Here's a brief rundown of the plot: 

It was only supposed to be a relaxing weekend away from the drab of regular life, but what it became was a fight for survival. Megan is pursued through dense mountain woodland by a psychopath she doesn't know, a relentless nightmare she can't kill. No matter how she tries to stop him, he just keeps coming back, even stronger than the last time, chasing her deeper into the wild, and closer to a trio of despicable hillbillies who are sadistic on another scale. Lost in woods populated by pure evil all around, what hope does Megan really have?

Last One Alive is a 35,000 word novella, a fast-paced, survival horror story. You may purchase it on Amazon

Oak Hollow is coming from Samhain Publishing on August 16th.

The town of Oak Hollow is very eager to welcome Tracey…and her baby.

Soon after seventeen-year-old Tracey Parks found out she was pregnant, she was sent off to live with her grandmother in Oak Hollow. It was a painful transition, but she learned to love the quaint town and the people who live there. But now, as the birth of her son gets nearer, the once-friendly town seems much more ominous. Could it be that the residents of Oak Hollow have been waiting for her—and her unborn baby—all along? And what role will her baby play in this macabre nightmare?

I'm anxious to get this one out there. Most of this was written while I was healthy, and the rest during a strand of pneumonia that gave me fevers in the hundreds. It's definitely a wild tale, and I hope readers will enjoy it.

In a couple weeks, Thunderstorm Books will release a limited edition hardcover edition of The Lurkers, and the short story, The Night Everything Changed, will be included. Here's the dust jacket for the book. I am in love with the artwork and can't wait to physically hold it in my hands.

There will also be a few more releases over the next year, some through Thunderstorm and Samhain, and also a collaboration project with a few other authors who I admire. I'm very eager to work with them, and antsy to see what our minds can come up with when we put them together.

Look for Prank Night and The Skin Show in the fall. I'll post more about those when the release dates get closer! As always, thank you for reading my books. I hope you find something to enjoy in each of them.

I'm a huge junkie for 80s and 90s horror books (duh) and I love to collect them. And, I'm not just talking about the obvious ones by King and Kootz. These are the others that were released in the big horror boom of the 70s-80s.  Not only do they fill my shelves, but I also enjoy reading them. I've read some cheesy novels through this obsession, but I have also found some authors I really enjoy. To some, the covers back then were cheesy, but to me they're CLASSIC. Here's my latest used book "finds".

One day I will generate a list of my favorites that I've found during my used book binges as a way to spread the love I have for them.

And to end this on a personal matter. The last several weeks, my health has come into some "issues". I'm not on my deathbed, or anything that extreme, but I've had to change certain aspects of my life in a short time. So, I've been laying low, and writing as much as I can. While getting better and working on the new book with my 120 pound dog at my feet, the dark thought that I'll never get to put to paper all the stories that are in my head before the final day comes has planted a dreadful seed in my mind. I'm sure other authors fear this. What I've decided to do is just keep writing until that day comes and hope for the best. As I work through these health matters, I may be dormant on the social networking front from time to time, but just know that I'm recovering, and writing with all I have to get as many of these stories out there.

Friday, February 8, 2013

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I wish I was witty enough to create attention-grabbing blog titles. Just wanted to drop in with a couple updates to let those of you who read this blog know I'm not abandoning it. 

A Dark Autumn continues to get some love, and I have to say I am very surprised. Honestly, I thought the book would receive a lot of negative criticism, and would inspire a slew of haters. I'm sure it has, but so far, the majority have enjoyed it. Here is a review from Shatter Ravings' Matthew Scott Baker: A Dark Autumn Review

I signed a deal with Audio Realms Publishing to release audiobooks of A Dark Autumn, Oak Hollow, and PillowFace. I couldn't be happier about this. They have produced audiobooks of many great authors that I adore, including the great Richard Laymon. I'm excited--albeit nervous--to hear someone narrating words I wrote. To find out more about Audio Realms, and to shop for some great audiobooks, check them out here: Audio Realms.

On the writing front, I finally finished drafts of Last One Alive and Prank Night. I will finalize them in the next couple weeks for their releases later this year. Also, I'm working on a new novel that I believe will be released through Samhain in early 2014 called, The Skin Show. I'm over halfway done and am enjoying it so far. A very trashy book that reminds me of the sleazy New York movies and novels from the eighties. I've been having a blast hanging out there, but I definitely wouldn't want it to be my home.

There might be two more announcements coming soon--a publishing announcement and an appearance announcement. Hopefully I can elaborate later.

In the meantime, keep reading, and let me know how you've been. It's been awhile.