Monday, October 31, 2016


Happy Halloween, Creepers.

The weekend delivered on the sheer madness it promised.  The bar was so crazy, I didn't have time to take a lot of pictures of everyone in their amazing costumes.  I'll try and snap some more tonight and get them up.  Lots of spirit in the Crescent City.


Our kickstarter is still live, but it's running out of time with a long ways to go.  Please help by donating for the AFTER THE HAPPILY EVER AFTER anthology.


The prologue to BROTHERS IN SOLITUDE is running over 600 words.  I'm behind schedule, but I'll get more work done today before work.  Scheduled off tomorrow, so I hope to have it up in the evening.  I plan on having at least one chapter up a week, giving me time to work on the project as well as finish the anthology.


I missed yesterday's post due to work and sleep, but let's finish this month-long event with a bang.  Here are today's prizes:



Before she ran into a compelling stranger on the busy streets of NYC, before she knew the truth about her father, before she died, Ria was just a normal girl, trying to make ends meet.

Now with an unhelpful six-thousand-year-old mentor, she wished someone had written a handbook on how to be undead. But small details, like how to drink blood without killing, why she wakes up in the middle of the day, and how to juggle two paranormal men, are near pointless when the scary Wicked Witch of Watertown has given her a week to report to the training facility. Better yet, she’s popped up on the collection list for the Assetato and the king of the were-lions. Can Ria survive long enough to come head-to-head with a ten-thousand-year-old vampire?


Who knew immortality would be such a bitch.

Boot Camp for Vamps has a new prisoner, and Ria is testing her new world of rules and regulations, fighting her oldest nemesis—conformity. Her key battle is keeping her individuality and hiding her phoenix powers.

With an uptight mentor, an estranged werewolf, and an unlikely band of humans on her side, Ria must first survive her trials, designed to break her by a queen hell bent on making her suffer...let the nightmare begin.

SYNCHRONY by Anthony S. Buoni

 Bad Apple, a goth band on the cusp of fame, is finally returning home after their first major tour. Restless and road weary, the group's vocalist, Vanian, meets Patricia, a mysterious woman he's noticed at several shows. As their relationship flourishes with creativity, passion, and witchcraft, a self-destructive bandmate spirals downward into drug abuse, insanity, and violence. When dysfunction and tragedy threaten Bad Apple's future, Vanian's voice and heart test the boundaries of life and death. Will music and love be enough to save Bad Apple and his soul?


 Tantalizingly bloody tales featuring human pitted against beast and gods, with the true majesty and horrors of the afterlife, with love and death and desire...

Eight writers modernize ancient mythologies in DISTORTED, proving that not every story has been told.

KILL THOSE DAMNED CATS (Lovecraftian anthology featuring THE UNINVITED GUEST by Rohit Sawant)

 “Kill those damn cats!” Nyarlathotep commanded.

The machinations of cats and mad gods are beyond human understanding.

Kill Those Damn Cats is a Lovecraftian anthology about the Cats of Ulthar, new stories of those furious felines' heroic adventures as well as their nefarious misdeeds.

Everybody's got a story about those cats.


The children of Shadowed Heights are disappearing. Investigative journalist D. Hartmann is on the case to discover what happened to them. When things turn sinister, it isn't whether or not he has the story of a century, it's whether anybody will believe him...

ELECTRONIC STORIES (delivered in .pdf format):


Stepping in as last minute as best man, Jensen learns that he isn't the only one crashing this wedding.
THE LANDFILL by Kevin Hopson

Billy, a high school senior, has lost a lot in the past year, including his younger sister, Sara. Billy lacks excitement and purpose in life until his curiosity takes him and his best friend, Connor, to an old, abandoned landfill along the river. Connor would rather forget the experience, but Billy can’t help but feel invigorated by their findings. Taking it upon himself to uncover the mystery, Billy finds his life coming full circle – but is that a good or bad thing?

PURSUING THE DEAD (1st chapter) by Kevin Hopson

After suffering the loss of his son, and his marriage soon after, Jacob ponders whether life is worth living. He wants to be with his son more than anything, even if that means joining him in the afterlife. However, when Jacob is given a second chance at life, he must decide what he truly wants.

To enter for these prizes, share the AFTER THE HAPPILY EVERAFTER KICKSTARTER and tag it #AHEA with the message HAPPY HALLOWEEN on you social media accounts: facebook, twitter, etc.—the more you share, the more chances you'll have at winning.

This contest will run through November 2nd, 2016 in observance of Halloween and the Days of the Dead.  Winner will be announced on November 3rd.

Thanks for playing along this month.  In a future post, I'll reflect back on this contest.

Blessed Samhain, black cats and witches.

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