Friday, May 28, 2010

Bonded by Blood 2: a Romance in Red soon available as an e-book on Kindle!

Bonded by Blood 2: a Romance in Red, featuring my story, "The Interloper," is going to be available as a download on Kindle this summer! Don't miss the best in new horror from story of the month contest winners of SNM Horror Magazine in this stirring anthology with a beautiful cover.

There's been a lag on sales of BBB 2, and I'm positive it's because it's only available in paper. With e-book sales going up 450% in March of this year alone, this will definitely solve the sales problem, as everyone's getting a Kindle or a Sony Reader lately. Like SNM editor Steve Marshall, I prefer paper books, but an author would have to be bonkers to ignore this sales trend.

So, all you e-book lovers, get your copy of BBB 2 this summer, only available on the Amazon Kindle (& probably on your iPad, as well).

Friday, May 21, 2010

Facebook War of the Worlds

All of you reading my blog will get the skinny on this, but all those poor schmucks that don't read it are about to get a surprise on Facebook. I'm going to announce that zombies have taken over New York and that the military is rushing in trying to contain it, but a few will escape by train. While I'm keeping you informed of the "grisly events," one of the undead will make her way to me . . . with disastrous results.

This is the comeuppance people deserve for sending me virtual gifts like "A little bitty pink pretty pot" and all that shit (Metal virtual gifts are okay). I'm not going to tell them I'm faking it. I'll say I heard it on the news.

Watch worldwide panic ensue.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Tales from the Abyss

I've talked before about collaborating with fellow horror author, Ro Van Saint, and our first book is coming out on June 1st, titled Tales from the Abyss. This four-story ebook won't contain an actual collaboration on a story, but two tales by her and two by me. But it's FREE. This gives you a taste of better things to come. Just sign up for The Hooligans list on to recieve it at the beginning of next month (though personally I am an anti-rock star).

The next book will feature even better stories, and might include the tale I collaborated on with her if the pro-paying magazine I'm going to send it to doesn't publish it. The next book will not be free. I'm very excited about this as the first story I wrote with her is the sickest piece I've ever taken part in. The next project with Ro will be a novella, and then a novel will follow, Lord willin and if the creek doesn't rise.

So sign up, creeps, and get freaked! You won't regret it!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Sony Reader

Okay, I've decided to cave to buying the almighty e-reader, but I'm getting a Sony Reader instead of a Kindle--too pricey. I could go on about how I prefer paper books, but that would be detrimental to me since I have stories out in two of them: Heavy Metal Horror and Vermin through Rymfire e-books. Those e-novels are fucking terrific, as is Bonded by Blood 2, which will soon be out on e-book also, so there'll be three.

The only time I'm going to use the damned thing is to review books for Nitelbade 'zine.

The rest of the time I'll be reading my paper books in my La-Z-Boy chair. It's been proven that e-books aren't better for the environment either. Because of the water and minerals it takes to make an e-reader, it's actually worse for the environment. So e-book lovers can't pipe that song anymore.

I'm just glad I'm back in my easy chair with paper books until the last week of the month.

I owe the information on e-books being worse for the environment to Richard Curtis's wonderful blog,, to Daniel Goleman, author of Ecological Intelligence and to Gregory Norris, who's developing a life-cycle assessment software system.