Monday, March 27, 2017

FOR THE NIGHT IS DARK




I'm honored to have a short story in For The Night Is Dark. I believe my story, Eternal Darkness, is one of my best. Joe Mynhardt at Crystal Lake Publishing did a great job compiling this fantastic collection.

I have no idea how long this will last, but the Kindle version of this tome is only .99. The paperback is priced to sell as well, only being $12.99 for a 425 page book.

This book with stories from twenty great authors would make a fantastic gift for the horror readers on your shopping list.

Blaze McRob

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Book description:


 Darkness, our most primitive fear since shadows first moved.

The Dark is coming!

Call your friends. No one should wander through the dark alone.

You will be taken back into the past, down to the depths of the ocean and across the borderline between our world and the next. You will see snapshots from the lives of small children, old-time cockney gangsters and aimless stoners. You will journey into the darkest house on the darkest street, wander hospital basements and take a flight in the comfort of first class. You will meet Mr Stix.

This tome includes stories by G. N. Braun, Carole Johnstone, Armand Rosamilia, Daniel I. Russell, Scott Nicholson, Gary McMahon, Joe Mynhardt, Kevin Lucia, Tracie McBride, Stephen Bacon, Benedict J. Jones, Blaze McRob, John Claude Smith, Tonia Brown, Mark West, Robert W. Walker, Jeremy C. Shipp, Jasper Bark, William Meikle, and Ray Cluley.

Are you scared of the dark? You should be.

Editorial Reviews

Review

"Wow. I'll repeat myself. Wow. This book was AMAZING." - Mass Movement Magazine

"... I highly recommend this anthology..." - Rena Mason, author of The Evolutionist

"FOR THE NIGHT IS DARK is a fantastic mix of horror in a variety of sub-genres. Ghosts, monsters, things of an unknown origin...there's plenty of terrifying aspects here, and something for every horror fan - Shattered Ravings

"... stories that encourages the reader to explore their own fear (or thrill) of the dark, and to perhaps take that second look when something darts out of darkness in the corner of their eye." - Sanitarium Magazine
By Matthew Scott Baker on October 15, 2013
Format: Paperback
Hold on to your weapon of choice, and pull those covers up tight! The fine folks over at Crystal Lake Publishing have unleashed a dark anthology that is sure to scare you. Chocked full of talented authors and unique tales, FOR THE NIGHT IS DARK is a horror collection that any fan of frightful fiction must own.

I have to confess that I had never heard of Crystal Lake Publishing prior to getting their e-mail. But I'm sure glad they reached out to me. If this anthology is any indication of the talent levels they publish, I'm definitely going to keep my eyes out for the other titles they release.

FOR THE NIGHT IS DARK is a fantastic mix of horror in a variety of sub-genres. Ghosts, monsters, things of an unknown origin...there's plenty of terrifying aspects here, and something for every horror fan.

Each story is written well, and each has its own, distinctive voice. Yet they all strive for the same goal: to scare the crap out of you. I admit freely that I enjoyed every story in this collection, which is not a common occurrence for me when it comes to anthologies. Sometimes, only a handful of stories stick out...but here, they all do.

One of my favorite tales in FOR THE NIGHT IS DARK is "Mr. Stix" by Mark West. In this story, a simple, crudely made puppet turns one family's existence into a nightmare. But all is not what it seems...

Another favorite is "Eternal Darkness" by Blaze McRob. This vivid tale describes a man's fight with his worst fear: the darkness. But the shadows in this pitch are not tricks of light...they are something far more sinister.

FOR THE NIGHT IS DARK is an excellent anthology, and I highly recommend giving it a look. Every fan of horror fiction must own a copy, so get yours today. The book is available now in a variety of formats.

Monday, March 20, 2017

PARLIAMENT - BY TERRI DELCAMPO



https://www.amazon.com/Parliament-Terri-DelCampo-ebook/dp/B00OF86A7A?ie=UTF8&keywords=Parliament%20by%20Terri%20DelCampo&qid=1461508350&ref_=sr_1_1&sr=8-1

Terri DelCampo has brought many tales written by her to Blazing Owl Press. I'm sure readers have noticed how many books we have here. Thirty-eight, to be exact. Most of these are Terri's. I might catch up in time, but for now she is the champ. Parliament is one of those books, a frightening novel blending non-fiction with fiction. Sometimes that happens. This story is one of those. There is legend; there is lore; there is horror.

This is one of Terri's best works.

Enjoy.

Blaze McRob

Book description:


 The battle for good and evil begins, With Hildeberta and Peter, God knows who wins. In the Abbey House the legacy starts. Hexenprozesse broke millions of hearts. Owl's Nest was waiting the witches knew, Deep in their souls so away they flew.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

MARKETING 101 - DON'T SIT ON YOUR LAURELS



Let's say you have a short story in an anthology. What do you do next? Terri DelCampo has some in a couple of anthologies published by Lycan Valley Press. I have quite a few with a number of different publishers. Do we just sit on our laurels and figure we did our share? The answer is a resounding no!

For however long the anthology is published, an author should help to promote it. There are a number of reasons for this. The publisher invested money in each author and it's a big help when authors help with the promotion. Then too, the more you promote the book, the higher your rankings will go when books are sold, whether it be via Amazon or any of the other outlets. When your rankings go up, people will see what kind of books you have and check out not only your latest anthology, but your other books as well.

Does this matter if you received payment for your story? Even more so, I would say. You should feel even more obligated now. Also, consider sharing things around about your publisher's other books and authors. Even though I probably won't be putting many books out with other publishers - I have plenty of collections, novellas, and novels coming out through Blazing Owl Press - I will still help to promote them: books that I'm in as well as those I'm not.

By promoting your publisher and fellow authors, you will be promoting yourself as well. Simple shares on Facebook and retweets on Twitter go a long way, and they're not spammy. Be a good author. Help everyone.

Blaze McRob  

Friday, March 17, 2017

OWL'S EYE VIEW MAGAZINE VOLUME 8 - ISSUE 3 - BY TERRI DELCAMPO


https://www.amazon.com/Owls-Eye-View-Magazine-Issue-ebook/dp/B06XHZCG65/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1489777077&sr=1-1&keywords=terri+delcampo

Terri DelCampo has her latest version of Owl's Eye View Magazine out for your reading pleasure. Volume 8 - Issue 3 brings you more of the happenings in Owl's Nest, Delaware. Swooping Through the Years, Visceral Verse, Macabre Mirth, and Clean, a short story, are dancing about provocatively, waiting for you to enjoy. At only 99 cents, the magazine is a real steal!

Blaze McRob


Book description:

Owl's Eye View Magazine is a dark fiction monthly featuring columns, poetry, and short stories written by Terri DelCampo and "Columnists" who are in fact her ongoing fictitious characters.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

CARNIVAL AND CARNIVAL BATTLE - BY TERRI DELCAMPO


http://www.amazon.com/Carnival-Battle-Terri-DelCampo-ebook/dp/B00NDVWM2M/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

Terri DelCampo has combined two super novellas into one book! Carnival & Carnival Battle await thee!

Get your share of ooky, and then some. Terri has a smooth, pleasant style that delivers a generous portion of horror on the pages of her books.

Enjoy.

Blaze McRob

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Book description:


At St. Jo's Carnival of Samhain, The midnight hour shifts the rein, From good to evil so beware, Flee with your soul - stay not! Don't dare!! Tunneled catacombs secrete, Monstrous evil beneath Owl feet. Powers of good must prevail! Owl Crone listen! Your Owls hail!

Monday, March 6, 2017

WRITING TIME: MAKE IT A PRIORITY - BY TERRI DELCAMPO

 
http://www.writenowwithterridelcampo.blogspot.com/2015/07/write-now-writing-time-make-it-priority.html

I've been digging through some of Terri DelCampo's posts on her many blogs. This one I took from her Write Now with Terri DelCampo blog. I have the link above. Terri writes many non-fiction posts as well as her horror fiction. Of course, I post a number of her children's stories here. They're free, and people like them. But her other tips are very helpful for any number of people. I'm more hard-headed than Terri and have less patience than her. So, many of her posts will resonate better with most people than mine.

Click the link and read away. Go though, while you're there, and find more helpul factoids to make your life a bit easier.

Blaze McRob

Saturday, March 4, 2017

DISABILITY CHALLENGES WITH TERRI DELCAMPO


http://disabilitychallengeswithterridelcampo.blogspot.com/

Terri DelCampo never ceases to amaze me. She is, of course, known to most people for her horror tales, but she has many more hats that she wears. Terri was in a very bad car accident a few years back and had to endure a lot of pain and suffering to get her life put back together again. She is a strong lady and refused to simply survive. She chose to make more of her life, even with her disabilities. The link above tells you some great tips folks can use when life tosses obstacles in their paths. Terri still has a lot of pain, but she accomplishes much . . . much that non-challenged people do not.

Hit the magic link above and see what Terri has found out about moving, sitting, climbing stairs, and so much more. I have some disabilities myself, and Terri manages to get some cool ideas even into my stubborn head. No easy task.

Blaze McRob