August-us Time

Welcome back kiddies and kittens and all those in between!

August is shaping up to be a fun month already.

I’m nearly finished with a short story for the Hellbound Books submission call: Jane Nightshade’s Serial Encounters. Ever wonder what “regular” people thought when encountering a serial killer out in the wild, at the bank, the store, or… the ER? With any luck, you’ll be able to read my piece in the upcoming anthology ;).

I submitted a fun zombie novelette to Alien Buddha Press… keep your fingers crossed!

I have the pleasure of appearing on several podcasts and upcoming is the Would You Die? A Horror Movie Podcast with Austin Torres, recording this Monday. We’ll be chatting about The Broken Heart of course and I decided on James Wan’s Malignant, one of my favorite horror flicks (filled with campy goodness).

Don’t forget, if you’re going to be in Central Illinois September 9th, I suggest you make a pitstop at the Diet History and Horror Con. I’ve got myself a booth and will have early copies of The Broken Heart available for purchase… before its official release. Be the envy of all your friends, get your copy early! I’ll also have copies of my other works including Just Desserts, Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires, and Hellbound Books Anthology of Splatterpunk which features many great gore-filled stories by other authors but contains one of my most favorite short stories, Continuing Education, featuring a doctor getting revenge on a horrible dude. It’s gruesome… but delightful.

If you’re going to be in New York on the weekend of September 30th/October 1st, consider stopping by the Brooklyn Book Festival where I’ll be chilling with my Winding Road Stories Publications homies. And yes, you can ABSOLUTELY get signed copies of The Broken Heart as well as amusing anecdotes.

Now… if you won’t be able to make it to either event, never fear! You can pre-order your copy of The Broken Heart right here!

And now it’s time for my Book Roundup!

Inquisitor: Rise of the Red Blade by Delilah Dawson.

If you know anything about me, you know I love a morally grey character… as well as downright evil ones. I adore the Prequels and anything else spanning from that: Clone Wars, Rebels, etc, and this book follows Iskat Akaris, a Jedi Padawan who comes of age during The Clone Wars and tragically loses her Master. As turbulence in the galaxy worsens, so does her dedication to the Jedi tenets. But… someone else is also watching Iskat and after Order 66, invites her to join a new order: The Inquisitors. I think red is her color.

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Bouquet of Viscera by Bridgett Nelson.

This will be the second of her books I’ve read and boy, she packs a punch. The first story is solid medical horror following a neurosurgeon exacting sweet, sweet revenge on a douchebag politician. It’s gruesome and yes, I giggled. I will warn you… one story, Jinx, was hard to read due to the subject matter but was beautifully written and tragic. And get a load of that cover! I mean, c’mon. How cool is that?

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No Rings Attached by Rachel Lacey

I know what you’re thinking: hey, this isn’t a horror novel! Sure isn’t but I do like to break up the doom and gloom sometimes. This book is the second in the Ms. Right series (I read the first one awhile ago) but you don’t have to read the first book to enjoy this one. Yes, it is romance. Yes, there are awesome lesbian sex scenes. But the tension of will they or won’t they? and when are they finally going to hook up??? is worth it. My wife also approves, so there.

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My Best Friend’s Exocism by Grady Hendrix

Hendrix is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. I’ve read his works The Final Girl Support Group and Occupy Space, greatly enjoying both. My Best Friend’s Exorcism might have them beat though… Hendrix perfectly straddles the line between hilarious and horrifying. This book follows two best friends during the 80s when Satanic Panic was on the rise as was the hair. When Gretchen starts acting different after a night spent in the woods on LSD, Abby initially thinks it’s a bad trip. The truth though, is much much worse.

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