Thursday, December 28, 2017

THREE NOMINATIONS FOR - OWL'S EYE VIEW MAGAZINE - BY TERRI DELCAMPO - AT PREDITORS & EDITORS READERS' POLL



Terri DelCampo is thrilled to have been nominated for three awards at the Preditors & Editors Readers' Poll for her Owl's Eye View Magazine. Her nominations are for the following categories:

1. Fiction e-zine

2. Magazine/e-zine Cover Artwork

3. Magazine/e-zine Editors

Terri has been working very hard on her magazine for eight years now and these nominations are well overdue, in my opinion. If you would like to vote for her in any or all of these categories, it is quite simple. Merely check the circle next to her name in each category, fill in your name and email address, type in the name of the author for the book that they show - to show you're human - and submit your vote. When you receive a notification from Preditors & Editors, merely hit the validating link they sent you. Bear in mind there is nothing you have to purchase, and your votes are kept secret.

Thank you very much for considering Terri for any, or all, of these awards.

Blaze McRob 

Monday, December 11, 2017

OWL'S EYE VIEW MAGAZINE - VOLUME 8 - ISSUE 12 - BY TERRI DELCAMPO



The latest Owl's Eye View Magazine, by Terri DelCampo, is ready to purchase. Volume 8 - Issue 12 is a super issue! Monsters of all kinds converge on Owl's Nest, Delaware for a showdown. Krampus is only one of the nasty beasties.

Don't miss this issue. 99 cents buys you a whole lot of ooky!

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. 

Saturday, November 11, 2017

OWL'S EYE VIEW MAGAZINE VOLUME 8 - ISSUE 11 - BY TERRI DELCAMPO



Terri DelCampo has her latest Owl's Eye View Magazine up for sale. Volume 8 - Issue 11 is loaded with great monster tales. Kelpies, Melon Heads, and more! The Wind Spirits help out, and the Thunderbirds side against the monsters. All this great action for only 99 cents. A true bargain.

See how Owl's Nest, Delaware fares against more monsters than you can shake a stick at!

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.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

THOUGHTS ON FEMINISM - BY TERRI DELCAMPO


http://lisagallowaypoetry.blogspot.com/2016/08/thoughts-on-feminism.html

Terri DelCampo posts about THOUGHTS ON FEMINISM on her LISA GALLOWAY POETRY website, and includes a poem. This is one of Terri's numerous websites. Check it out and see a different view about life, one that is fair and balanced.

Blaze McRob

Saturday, October 21, 2017

MORBID METAMORPHOSIS - FROM LYCAN VALLEY PRESS




The second edition of Morbid Metamorphosis is up for your reading pleasure! Greg Chapman has come up with a brand new cover which pretty much gives you some visual insight into what the anthology is about. I edited the anthology and can vouch that all these stories are great! Don't miss out. 

Another shameful plug is that Terri DelCampo, my lovely wife, has a story in this anthology: The Skelly Effect. This story has gotten some great reviews, and I'm very proud of Terri.   

Happy reading!

Blaze McRob


Book description:


Metamorphosis occurs every day as caterpillars become sweet fluttering butterflies, tadpoles become gorgeous frog princes and chameleons become one with the beauty of nature – but you won’t find any of that here.

The transformations you’re about to witness are unnatural, sometimes gruesome and deeply psychological. They will make you question reality and take your mind places it was never meant to go.

Terrifying Tales of Transformation from Greg Chapman * Roy C. Booth & R. Thomas Riley * Terri DelCampo * Dave Gammon * Nancy Kilpatrick * Rod Marsden * Jo-Anne Russell * M.J. Preston * Stacey Turner * Tina Piney * Suzanne Robb * Franklin E. Wales * Donna Marie West * Suzie Lockhart * Cameron Trost * Daniel I. Russell * Simon Dewar * Amanda J. Spedding * Ken MacGregor * Erin Shaw * Gregory L. Norris * Nickolas Furr

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

OWL'S EYE VIEW MAGAZINE VOLUME 8 - ISSUE 10 -- BY TERRI DELCAMPO




https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076C3M7BG/ref=sr_1_3? s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1507682287&sr=1-3&keywords=terri+delcampo

The latest issue of Owl's Eye View Magazine, by Terri DelCampo, is now available for your reading pleasure. Volume 8 - Issue 10 has plenty of the spooky and ooky you're used to getting from Terri. In this issue you will learn about a Rakshasa, Pukwudgies, and more. Monsters galore. Nasty critters everywhere. Don't miss any of the action. This magazine is a steal at only 99 cents!

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.

Monday, October 9, 2017

MISTS OF PAPOOSE POND - A NOVEL BY BLAZE MCROB



I had a lot of fun writing this novel. The toughest part of telling you what it is about is that I want no spoilers. This is a complex tale, not from the angle of reading it, but from the fact that there is no one dominant fear, no single monster, no single antagonist or protagonist. Everything comes together to create the whole. Nothing about any of my story people and creatures has ever been portrayed by any other author in the manner I wrote this tale. Nothing.

What I will say is that this is a horror/adventure/end days/and more novel. It is a roller-coaster ride of emotions. There are no slow, boring stretches contained within. Every chapter ends in a cliff-hanger and the next begins on a roll.

You will shake your head and wonder where I dug this up. My story people tell me what to write and I listen to them. This is what they told me to pen.

I hope you enjoy this Dark tale as much as I enjoyed writing it.

Blaze McRob

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The free sample, for the moment at least, can be read by hitting the free sample button on the right side of the Amazon book page for the novel. Clicking on the cover will work shortly.


Amazon book description:

 
What does the future hold?
Where will it begin?
On a mountaintop?
At the bottom of the sea?
In a spaceship?

Or perhaps in a cabin by a pond enveloped by mysterious mists.
Mysterious mists that secrete forces of nature…
And good and evil.

Ed Hageman wants nothing more than to relax at Papoose Pond, but that's not to be. As the ultimate battle between good and evil shapes up around him, creatures are not what they seem. Many twists of fate, and much shock await not only Ed and his companions, but those of you who read his story.
Prophets of yore were not all-seeing after all. Gods and devils are not how holy books described them.
Blaze McRob spins the tale.
Blaze McRob untangles the legend.
Blaze McRob finds the meaning in the Mists of Papoose Pond.

Monday, September 11, 2017

OWL'S EYE VIEW MAGAZINE VOLUME 8 - ISSUE 9 - BY TERRI DELCAMPO



Terri DelCampo has her latest Owl's Eye View Magazine out, and what an issue it is! Monsters, monsters everywhere! Volume 8-Issue 9 has monsters from around the world attacking Owl's Nest, Delaware which has now become the International House Of Horror. Is your interest piqued yet? It should be. Grab your copy for a mere 99 cents and get in on the horrific fun!

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. 



Thursday, August 31, 2017

OWL GUTS - BY TERRI DELCAMPO



Owl Guts is one of my favorite collections by Terri DelCampo! I bought it a number of years ago. It was a super read then and has more than stood the test of time. Check out the free sample on Amazon and see for yourself. I know you'll want to buy it. 

Blaze McRob 


Book description:

"Owl Guts" is ookiness with a side of willies dished out in six healthy servings by dark fiction writer Terri DelCampo, publisher of Owl's Eye View Magazine. Chills!

Saturday, August 26, 2017

THE WILLIES - BY TERRI DELCAMPO



If you're looking for a collection of ooky and spooky tales worthy of your reading time, The Willies, by Terri DelCampo, belongs on your Kindle. Terri spins some mean motor-scooters for your enjoyment. Find out what the buzz is about. Check out Terri's super tales!

Blaze McRob



Book description:

Gods together through romance in time.
Psycho's spirit into innocent climbs.
Savage blood cannot be tamed.
Town by sprouting greens is claimed.
A picnic reunites a family.
A scientist fails most tragically.
These stories just for you I've written.
So read all the ooky and don't be quittin'!

Monday, August 14, 2017

THE SHUDDERS - BY TERRI DELCAMPO



Terri DelCampo wrote The Shudders three years ago. It's time for me to give it the love it deserves. This collection features some great tales of horror. All of them are different and draw you into their pages with a magical touch.

I have my copy. Do you have yours?

Blaze McRob


Book description:

It's all in your head with one helpful shrink.
The end's boundary is blurred, I think.
Friendly kids never need a guard dog.
The boko emerges from his bog.
Salvation for May in an attic trunk.
Blackhead squeezer vomits chunks.
Wrath of bully victim runs deep.
Mad beasts end up in tranqued heap.
So pampered are the slaughterees.
Not so the help, the worker bees.

Friday, August 11, 2017

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





If you love tales of monsters from around the world at their very worst, Terri has a magazine for you! Owl's Eye View Magazine Volume 8 - Issue 8 has monsters most of you have never heard of, and they have all converged on Owl's Nest, Delaware. The town is being torn to pieces, everyone is scared shit-less, but the side of good is at work. Will they be able to do what needs to be done? For a mere 99 cents you can read all about it. I'll catch you on Amazon.

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. 



Tuesday, August 8, 2017

ARE THERE REALLY REASONS FOR THE BAD STUFF? - BY TERRI DELCAMPO




http://disabilitychallengeswithterridelcampo.blogspot.com/2016/01/are-there-really-reasons-for-bad-stuff.html
Terri DelCampo has added another great post to her Disability Challenges with Terri DelCampo website http://disabilitychallengeswithterridelcampo.blogspot.com/. This time she discusses ARE THERE REALLY REASONS FOR THE BAD STUFF? One thing I admire about Terri is the fact she refuses to let handicaps get in her way. When there is something she wants to do, she does it. And, it's not always easy.

Read her post above and others she has written there. She provides links to her other websites as well. Terri writes in many genres. She is best known for her horror tales, but she has much more to grab your attention.

Happy reading.

Blaze McRob

Sunday, August 6, 2017

THESAURUS: DEVIL BOOK - YEA OR NAY? BY TERRI DELCAMPO





http://www.writenowwithterridelcampo.blogspot.com/2016/02/thesaurus-devil-book-yea-or-nay.html
Tips on thesaurus use from Terri DelCampo on her Write Now with Terri DelCampo blog:


"As with chocolate brownies, moderation and discipline is the key when using a thesaurus.  I know there are writers giving tips everywhere saying that the thesaurus should never be cracked, but I disagree. 

First, you can learn a lot from a thesaurus on the expand-your-vocabulary horizon.  However, the thesaurus should be an editing tool more than a writing tool.  Write the story using words you absolutely know.  If there are words you use that you are not one hundred percent certain about, look up their synonyms in a thesaurus first, to give you context.  But then, look up the specific definitions for the word and its synonyms in a dictionary to be certain.  Even then, if you look up the synonym you plan to use, and the definition is the less common one, chances are it might not be correct in your story. 

For example, the matriarch in my fictitious town of Owl's Nest is a witch, and I wanted to find synonyms for the word witch because it comes up in my stories a lot."
There are some useful tips that might help you out.
Blaze McRob

Monday, July 31, 2017

USING TWITTER INCREASES YOUR VISIBILITY AND BOOK SALES


https://twitter.com/
I suppose saying that Twitter increases visibility and book sales is a bold statement. Could be. But it's true. I keep records of all my interactions online and check the stats regularly. Since I have gotten more involved with Twitter, the more I see it as a great tool for authors.

Now, I am also a firm believer in not taking a hard sell approach. I never hammer anything into peoples' heads. I get online, talk about other people for the most part, and things come back to me. Twitter, when used in that manner, gets your name out there to many people. You retweet another author's tweet and people are appreciative. I try to personalize everything with a thank you when someone tweets about me or my books. I tell my followers about them and I try to keep in touch with them.

I am making new friends all the time on Twitter. Spreading the word about others, spreads your good name. Do it in the spirit it is intended. Social interaction is just that: social. Get involved. Tweet. Retweet. Copy your links to your tweets and spread them around with other posts. Put a tweet button on your website so people can see what you have tweeted. It's easy to do. Think of Twitter as being mini-information-bites. Seek out other people who like what you like. Common interests generate a lot of attention. I am a horror author, but that's not my entire life. I have other interests. So do other folks.

So, my friends, get involved, have some fun, and meet some great new people. You'll be glad you did.

Blaze McRob

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

CROSS LINKING WITHOUT BEING SPAMMY




All authors look for ways to spread the word about themselves and their books, but not even your most ardent fan wants to be assaulted by constant posts and in-your-face requests to buy your book. What are some ways to put your name out there without being a pain in the butt? My plan is to tell people more about other authors. On my websites, I give folks interesting tid-bits about Women In Horror, new books other authors have out or on the radar, and more. In addition to that, I give out some of my little tips, such as this one, and spread them around.

I write these posts on my websites, Tweet them, and share them to my Facebook personal and Author pages. A lot of times, I will post links to Twitter from my website and pin them to my Twitter page so they stay on top for at least a day. This way folks will see these posts first when they look at my Twitter page. This increases retweet opportunities. I've been keeping track of what happens when I do this and the results speak for themselves. My website explodes from people viewing the posts. For example: if I post a Woman In Horror article for one author and do the other things I mentioned, not only does that author get hundreds of views, but a lot of people will scroll down and read the posts about other Women In Horror they might have missed. The numbers for everyone go up on a constant basis.

How does this help me? Well, I enjoy telling the world about other authors. That's my main goal. However, if anyone wants to see what I have written they have merely to view my side-bars. I'm a bit laid back when it comes to thumping my own chest. I have posts out when a new book comes out and all, but I believe that if my books are well written, edited, and formatted ( with Terri DelCampo, my lovely wife, handling the latter two jobs ) then I have done my job. I do spread the word about my books, however, it's never a constant barrage of buy-my-book stuff.

Also, it doesn't hurt to post a book cover, Amazon link, and a short description on Twitter, featuring any of your books. Visuals look really cool on Twitter. This way people will see your book cover. You can do the same thing for book trailers, which I love, by the way. Spread them around, however, so you don't go overboard once again.

So, if you inter-face with others and spread their message to the masses, you will help out the entire family of authors. Even yourself.

Blaze McRob

Thursday, July 20, 2017

SCARES THAT CARE CHARITY WEEKEND - JULY 21ST - JULY 23RD 2017




The SCARES THAT CARE CHARITY WEEKEND is a fantastic way that the horror community helps those in need. The people behind the event, and everyone participating, help fight the REAL MONSTERS of childhood illness, burns, and breast cancer by helping families that are experiencing these extraordinary hardships cope with their financial burdens. This is a grand event consisting of authors, movie folks, and more. Hit the link above and find out more. You could very well find some of your favorite people in the genre will be there, and you will be doing some good, as well.

Go to http://scaresthatcareweekend.com/ and find out the latest. You'll be glad you did. Many of my friends will be there. Join them if you can!


Blaze McRob

Monday, July 17, 2017

PRINCESS ROSIE & JOEY OWL - PRINCESS ROSIE FLIES!! - BY TERRI DELCAMPO



http://rojoadventureblog.blogspot.com/2016/01/princess-rosie-joey-owl-princess-rosie.html
Terri DelCampo has another great children's story up on THE ROJO ADVENTURE BLOG! Princess Rosie & Joey Owl - Princess Rosie Flies is a delightful tale for children to read or, for those too young to read, to have read to them. Terri is getting quite an audience for her stories. There is a child of two who loves having her daddy read them to her. Right on, Terri!

The link above will take you to a land of fun and wonder. Read this story and many more at Terri's website. They are all free . . . for children of all ages.

Blaze McRob  

Saturday, July 15, 2017

BABY FOX - BY BLAZE MCROB



Since I can't let Terri DelCampo have all the fun with poems, here's one I did a while back. I hope you enjoy it. This is suitable for children of all ages.

Baby Fox

The baby fox leaps in the air,
Intent on play, without a care,
For mother fox is watching near,
So her sweet son should have no fear.

With brother fox and sister too,
He jumps and skips 'mongst tall grass dew.
Up in the air his red coat shines,
The sun not blocked by distant pines.

This little vale does care for all.
The trees around create a wall,
And food and water here abound.
From outside world there is no sound.

The little one now needs to rest,
For he is tired from all his jest.
Yet into nest he does not go,
For high above, white clouds do show.

They dance about with changing shapes,
And first appear as lambs with capes.
The fluffy lambies dance about,
And cause the little kits to shout.

And weary though they all might be,
They mimic lambs and dance with glee.
But soon their fluffy friends depart,
And other shapes before them dart.

Animals, all shapes and sizes,
Weave about and leave their prizes.
High above in deep blue wonder,
Fleecy clouds do show their splendor.

But now the time has come for sleep,
And mother fox does take them deep,
Into the den which is their home,
Where she has built a safety dome.

So little fox does nod and yawn,
For in his bed he'll sleep 'til dawn.
Brother, sister, and his mother,
Gathered round with love will smother.

Blaze McRob

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

OWL'S EYE VIEW MAGAZINE VOLUME 8 - ISSUE 7 - BY TERRI DELCAMPO



https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073VN3TCF/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1499907389&sr=1-3&keywords=owl%27s+eye+view+magazine


The latest copy of Owl's Eye View Magazine, by Terri DelCampo, is available for your reading pleasure! All your favorite columns are waiting for you: Swooping Through The Years, Visceral Verse, Macabre Mirth, and a new short story, Dropping By Owl's Nest Park. All this for only 99 cents! What a bargain and a fantastic way to start out your summer reading. Terri's magazine is a must read!

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.




Tuesday, July 11, 2017

BOOK TRAILER FOR - ASSBITERS FROM HELL


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jfj-ahjGfu4&feature=youtu.be

https://www.amazon.com/Assbiters-Hell-Blaze-McRob-ebook/dp/B071WHW94N/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8


The book trailer for Assbiters From Hell, written by Terri DelCampo and Blaze McRob, and produced by Beverly Cialone, is out now! This rock-em, sock-em, collection of horror will make you squirm in your seat as you're reading the book, watching and listening to the trailer, or both. There are eleven stories in this ooky collection, and all of them will turn the creepy-crawlies switch on. Take a gander at the trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jfj-ahjGfu4&feature=youtu.be and you'll see what I mean.

Blaze McRob

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

HAPPY BLOODY WHATEVER BOOK TRAILER





https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ako8_vRpcYs&feature=youtu.be

https://www.amazon.com/Happy-Bloody-Whatever-Terri-DelCampo-ebook/dp/B01MR1NLFZ
Wow! Beverly Cialone produced a fantastic book trailer for our collection of horror tales, Happy Bloody Whatever! This is a big book and Beverly made what I like to call a mini-movie book trailer. Go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ako8_vRpcYs&feature=youtu.be  and read and listen to a fantastic array of visual and audio horror moments to entice your terror longings.

I'll see you there. Once is not enough to view and listen to this book trailer.

Blaze McRob

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

FANTASTIC BOOK TRAILER FOR - HOLY TERRORS - WRITTEN BY TERRI DELCAMPO


Beverly Cialone's book trailer for the highly talented and prolific author Terri DelCampo. Be sure to check out the trailer AND her book Holy Terrors. It is available on Amazon  http://www.amazon.com/Holy-Terrors-Terri-DelCampo-ebook/dp/B00N2TYRHI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1461508039&sr=8-1&keywords=Holy+Terrors+by+Terri+DelCampo 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCBCOK-Ljio&feature=youtu.be

This great book trailer is produced exclusively by Beverly Cialone and features music by the one and only Johnny Cash. Beverly keeps producing one great book trailer after book trailer for Blazing Owl Press. 

No sense in me talking any longer. The book trailer will tell you what Terri's novel is all about.

Enjoy!

Blaze McRob 

Sunday, June 25, 2017

DRINK COFFEE AND WRITE LIKE BLAZE MCROB - JUST SAYING




The Oatmeal shows us some very important facts about coffee. For example: where it is grown, what color the beans actually are, where the term "cup of Joe" came from, and more. It does not explain, however, why people in Wyoming make fun of me - a transplanted Jersey boy -  when I say coffee. They are rude people and must be killed off in my next novel.

Bad news: I moved to Georgia and they make fun of my New Jersey accent here too when I say coffee. More people to kill off; more novels to write.

What is this doing here? It's pretty obvious to me. All great authors drink coffee. Go to The Oatmeal and read this and other posts. Tell them Blaze sent you. And yes, I do drink coffee.

Blaze McRob

Saturday, June 10, 2017

OWL'S EYE VIEW MAGAZINE VOLUME 8 - ISSUE 6 - BY TERRI DELCAMPO



The latest copy of Owl's Eye View Magazine, by Terri DelCampo, is available for your reading pleasure! All your favorite columns are waiting for you: Swooping Through The Years, Visceral Verse, Macabre Mirth, and a new short story, Creator Shell. All this for only 99 cents! What a bargain and a fantastic way to start out your summer reading. Terri's magazine is a must read!

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.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

SPECIAL BUNDLE OF OWL'S EYE VIEW VOLUME 6 - 2015



http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01AF5ERVW?keywords=terri%20delcampo&qid=1452482043&ref_=sr_1_8_twi_kin_1&s=books&sr=1-8
Terri DelCampo has compiled all twelve issues of Owl's Eye View Magazine for 2015 into one neat tome for her fans to enjoy. The 2015 Special Bundle is a huge 535 pages! Get your ration of ooky and more. Oh the joy.

There is something here for every lover of the Dark. Is that you? Read the free sample on Amazon and you'll see what I'm talking about.

This special issue also becomes the first Owl's Eye View Magazine to come out under the Blazing Owl Press Banner. Woo, hoo!

Blaze McRob

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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.  

Thursday, June 1, 2017

GREAT BOOK TRAILER FOR '68 BUICK



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvNdVTmRPBA&feature=youtu.be
Beverly Cialone has done it again with her skills at producing another great book trailer! This time it is for '68 Buick, by Blaze McRob. Terri DelCampo is especially happy because the music selection is her favorite Metallica song. Hit the magic link above and watch and listen to what we have to offer. You will be most pleased!

Blaze McRob

Friday, April 28, 2017

SCARES THAT CARE CHARITY WEEKEND



The SCARES THAT CARE CHARITY WEEKEND is a fantastic way that the horror community helps those in need. The people behind the event, and everyone participating, help fight the REAL MONSTERS of childhood illness, burns, and breast cancer by helping families that are experiencing these extraordinary hardships cope with their financial burdens. This is a grand event consisting of authors, movie folks, and more. Hit the link above and find out more. You could very well find some of your favorite people in the genre will be there, and you will be doing some good, as well.

Keep checking back to find out more!

Blaze McRob



Thursday, April 27, 2017

PARLIAMENT - BY TERRI DELCAMPO - HAS A GREAT BOOK TRAILER!





Beverly Cialone produced a superb book trailer for the highly talented and prolific author Terri DelCampo.    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUIaLgtwdbM&feature=youtu.be    for ParliamentIt is available on Amazon at
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

The music selection is superb! Black Magic Woman by Carlos Santana is one of my favorite tunes. Take a listen and a look-see. You'll love it!

Blaze McRob

Saturday, April 22, 2017

EMBRACE THE SUCK


I was reading the latest copy of UltraRunning magazine and came across an article which stated that to make yourself stronger you must embrace the suck, meaning that a runner should accept the pain and push through it. In one form or another this saying has been around for a long time. I figured that this applies to writing horror as well.

I got caught up too much in the election for president last year. There's not much that I, one person, can do about it. Or is there? I can still write my tales of horror and attack the inherent evil in power and politics. This goes for both sides of the fence. Sad but true: the system is flawed. It sucks at pretty much every level. Deep pockets, hands out, and stupidity abound everywhere.

How about Big Business? They really are the power behind everything. Writers can attack them too. Remember George Orwell? He certainly made some statements about the status quo and what can take place. Turns out he was pretty accurate. Things are moving along that way more every day.

Okay. You have physical pain and other limitations and find it hard to fight back when things roll in on you and attack every inch of your body and wrestle with your mind. What now? Is it time to roll up in a little ball and give up? No. This is the time to fight the hardest. You're an author, damn it! The pain and agony of tough decisions surround you now. That hammer is smashing at your skull, telling you that there is no way for you to go on. Knock the hammer away! Your mind is strong enough to weather the storm. Embrace the suck! Put it to work for you. While others can't handle the stress, the apprehension, and all the other things making life tougher for you, you can do it. Mind over matter. Pen in hand. Fingers on the keyboard. That's all it takes. Use the negativity to channel a path of strength from your brain to your finished works.

Focus on what's important. Getting your hands on the latest techno gadget means crap. Pen and paper still work. You're upset because great reviews aren't flying around and landing on your books while some authors and publishers cheat and scam the system? Don't worry about it. They'll be found out. In the meantime, you will have played it by the rules. Your pride is still intact. People will discover you. It's merely a matter of working harder to get your name out there.

Take all your real and perceived pain and write that book. This is your Holy Grail. Come back with the cup. Terri DelCampo, my wife, was almost killed in an automobile accident a number of years ago. She fought back against the pain and hardships. She not only used the rehab time to get her body back to functioning again, but she started writing with a fervor she never had before. She was not going to allow herself to sink into the depths of despair. No pity me for her. While she still has many physical limitations, she has no mental ones. She achieves because she wants to.

There are a number of people I know who feel we're headed for nuclear war. They worry to the point of obsessing about it constantly. Shit! Back in the fifties, the United States was building bomb shelters right and left. We barely escaped atomic war when the Cuban crisis hit its zenith. Yet, we're still here. Does that mean it won't happen now? Of course not. Nothing is out of the question, but don't waste your time fretting when you could park your ass in a chair and get a story out about it. I'm a pessimist and think humans will botch up everything, but I don't say, "Boo, hoo, woe is me." If it happens, it happens. Prepare yourself as best you can and hope for the best.

Don't listen to people who say that things are worse now than they've ever been for humankind. That's horse shit! The great flood was pretty extreme. WWII, WWI, Genghis Khan, Hitler, our Civil War, and much more were far worse. Let's face it: over the years, there have been many evil people on the planet. We're still here. Some of us don't deserve to be here, but we are.

So, take the bad and use it. Write about it. Purge your mind and soul of it. Tell people about it. Warn them. Be a prophet for good.

You can do it. You merely have to embrace the suck!

Blaze McRob

   

Thursday, April 13, 2017

OWL'S EYE VIEW MAGAZINE VOLUME 8 - ISSUE 4


https://www.amazon.com/Owls-Eye-View-Magazine-Issue-ebook/dp/B06Y6DHMQT/ref=asap_bc?

The latest issue of Owl's Eye View Magazine, written by Terri DelCampo, is published. Volume 8 - Issue 4 will tell you all about a horrifying shrink, kissing techniques, how not to dust a coffin, and includes a short story about Potty Visitors. All this for just 99 cents. Wow! Don't miss out. Get your copy now!

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.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

WHAT REALLY MATTERS


Sometimes we need to take a look at the hard things in life. I'm not talking about perceptual inconveniences that rattle some folks' cages. If you have a roof over your head, food on the table, and your health and that of your loved ones is good, you have it all. You're blessed.

This short post is about those who don't have these three magic things. A friend of mine has health issues, once thought resolved, but they have returned. Major issues. Much pain. He is a fighter. Against unbelievable odds, he took the sickness down the last time and kicked its ass. It's round two. He'll come out strong and swing hard. I'm sure of that. I have faith in him.

I'm not going to mention his name here. I'll be posting on my personal website about his latest book which will be out soon. A great book from a wonderful author. My Press website is about our books and other offerings. I don't want to talk about specifics here which might benefit me. My Blaze McRob's Tales Of Horror website is for everyone. I talk about my friends and what matters to them. That's where this will belong. Keep your eyes peeled.

Be thankful for what you have, my friends. Life on this spinning orb is not always sweet.

Blaze McRob

Sunday, April 2, 2017

OWL'S EYE VIEW MAGAZINE - BOOK TRAILER


http://www.amazon.com/Owls-Eye-View-Magazine-Issues-ebook/dp/B01AF5ERVW/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1453085375&sr=1-2&keywords=owl%27s+eye+view+magazine+volume+6

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtwydeqjCNg&feature=youtu.be


The youtube book trailer for Owl's Eye View Magazine 2015 Special Bundle, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtwydeqjCNg&feature=youtu.be by Terri DelCampo, is up and ready! This is another great trailer produced by Beverly Cialone.

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.

I love this trailer! Beverly did a super job!

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.

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

Friday, March 3, 2017

TERRI DELCAMPO'S BOOK REVIEW OF "HARDSCRABBLE ROAD" BY GEORGE WEINSTEIN


http://writenowwithterridelcampo.blogspot.com/2016/01/book-review-hardscrabble-road-by-george.html

This is what Terri DelCampo says about George Weinstein and his great book, Hardscrabble Road:

"Grab this book right now! George Weinstein is a master of gripping drama - no better writer since Steinbeck."

To read this compelling book review, go to the link above and see why Terri enjoys this fantastic novel. You might just find a new favorite author.

Blaze McRob

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

"ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK: DARK MUSES, SPOKEN SILENCES" - A GREAT GOTHIC ANTHOLOGY!


http://www.amazon.com/Enter-At-Your-Own-Risk-ebook/dp/B00FJF3WVK/ref=sr_1_41_twi_kin_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1451704130&sr=1-41&keywords=blaze+mcrob

Enter At Your Own Risk: Dark Muses, Spoken Silences, from Firbolg Publishing, is an amazing anthology I am proud to have a story in. I wrote Edgar Allan Poe's The Black Cat from the perspective of the wife. This was quite a challenge for me as I do not usually write Gothic horror, and the telling of a tale from the . . . well, from the point of view of a woman was interesting to say the least. Bear in mind, also, the times, such as they were, when women were treated as chattel at best.

I believe you are in for quite a treat when you read the great stories contained within this tome.

Blaze McRob

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Book description:


 Some of the most enduring masterpieces of Gothic fiction are as intriguing for the stories they don’t tell as for those they do. The voices hidden in the wall of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Black Cat;” the secrets buried beneath the earth of Sleepy Hollow in Washington Irving’s legendary Headless Horseman tale; the dreams of a monster and an ancient book with a life of its own in H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Call of Cthulhu;” and stories that reveal Polidori’s hypnotic, archetypal Vampyre as far more than what he first appears to be. In Firbolg Publishing’s third volume in the Enter at Your Own Risk series, ten modern storytellers reimagine the mysterious characters lurking within four classics of Gothic literature. As you read the original stories, a sinister whisper drifts in on a cold chill. But there are other voices beneath the whisper. You can hear them crawling out of the growing darkness. Then the whispers become a scream...

With an introduction from acclaimed author Gary Braunbeck, Dark Muses, Spoken Silences invites you into the hidden shadows of four of the most famous dark fiction tales ever told.

Are you brave enough to enter?


"Highly recommended"
Gene O’Neill
Author of Taste of Tenderloin and The Confessions of St. Zach

“Audacious, innovative, shocking – a kaleidoscope (where all the colors are dark).”
Robert Dunbar
Author of The Pines and Willy

"I am blown away by the beauty, terror and imagination of this brilliant book."
Sandy DeLuca
Author of Manhattan Grimoire and Hell’s Door

on January 10, 2014
Given the nature of its theme, this collection was clearly a challenge. The fact that the editor included the original tales which were reimagined by their modern counterparts shows a kind of bravery and confidence in the contributors that is matched only by their ability to rise to the occasion. In a reverent intro from the brilliant Gary A. Braunbeck, he lauds both the extent to which Dr. Alex Scully is versed in academia and the impressive task each writer took in the modern retellings of classic tales. Editor’s notes from Dr. Scully reveal the conception of the theme and prepares us for a collection which answers questions these classics left in their wake...they are “stories within stories; spoken silences in the dark muses of yesteryear.”

Blaze McRob’s “The Wife and the Witch” is a clever reimagining of “The Black Cat”, told with a steady voice which is reminiscent of Poe without parroting it. His apparent ease with which he takes on the form of a female narrator lends itself to the emotional pull of this tale; he is successful in making us empathize fully with the protagonist’s loss of a loving companion: “He was my bastion of strength.”

Then Timothy Hurley’s brave, unexpected, and deft tribute in “Poe’s Black Cats” seems to steal the show with both language and content, with an eerie sense that he may well be channeling Poe with lines like “At my master’s side for seven years, I learned the practice of execution by hanging, and Mr. Malachi commended the alacrity of my acquisition of necessary skills.”

“Satisfaction Brought Her Back” is yet another brilliant take on the classic, though I wish I knew who to thank for such a clever and well-crafted tale.

T. Fox Dunham leads off the re-imaginings of Irving’s “Sleepy Hollow” and reveals an undeniable grasp on the art of prose: “He practiced a barren visage; showing no emotion would serve him best when he soon shared countenance with a demon wind.”...“As the evening fell upon the world and a gray mist flowed off the river, the water decorated with early Autumn decay--of leaves brown orange, and crimson, castoff from ungrateful trees to soak and sink...”

Carole Gill’s “Katrina’s Confession” follows, a thoroughly enjoyable and inventive postscript to the legend, with a darkly humorous ending that affirms the respective perks and price of beauty, youth, and being enchanted by a dark lord.

To choose favorite lines from the haunting “Horseman’s Tale” by Marcus Kohler would be like choosing a favorite child.

What can one say about Lovecraft’s “The Call of Cthulhu” that hasn’t already been said? Nothing, other than writing fine tributes like Mike Chin and Gregory L. Norris do. These were impressive, like the others--but Lovecraft shines as the most difficult master to tackle, and the re-imaginings are perhaps the most valiant of all. Norris is one of the most prolific writers I have ever encountered, and somehow his unwavering balance of humility and infinite literary genius gives a unique flair to his writing which never fails to leave a deep chill in the bones.

The final challenge: Polidori’s “The Vampyre; A Tale”. The other glaring theme here--besides the obvious one of contemporary explorations of gothic classics--is the particular choices such as this one; the most ancient and pivotal ancestor of the genre. Once again, the modern counterparts meet, and likely exceed, the editor’s lofty expectations.

B.E. Scully doesn’t mess around, and sinks her teeth into the reader with her very first line: “The fangs of ice violating the defenseless windowpanes were a welcome intrusion into the otherwise slow suffocation of another winter season.” Talent obviously runs in the family.

After having Jon Michael Kelley on my “to read” list for some time, I was blown away by his talent--it is no surprise his work appears in other prestigious collections, all of which I intend to read and seek out his contributions. He writes with confidence and grace--“I had not intended to drain her to the extent that I did, and in doing so made an even bigger mess of the floor with my regurgitations. I was voracious, and justified that enthusiasm with the recollections of mornings spent watching her, craving her, coveting her and the elations she aroused in both real and subconscious states.”--and ends this fine anthology on a sublimely intelligent note with both historical and literary relevance.

The concern for repetition among the pieces is outweighed by the broad range of talent and seemingly endless abilities in re-examining these gothic classics. This collection is stellar...both in concept, creation, and delivery.

Monday, February 27, 2017

GREAT REVIEW FOR JAMES REBORN


https://www.amazon.com/James-Reborn-Terri-DelCampo-ebook/dp/B01IW69888/ref=sr_1_1_twi_kin_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1471803516&sr=1-1&keywords=james+reborn#nav-subnav

James Reborn, Terri DelCampo's latest horror novel , received a 5 Star Review on Amazon! All authors love reviews, especially when they're as great as this one. Thank you, Amazon Customer, for taking the time to tell readers how much you loved this novel. You certainly put a smile on Terri's face. Mine too.

Blaze McRob


Book description:


Writer travels to mountain cabin,
Looking for a peaceful retreat.
On a quiet hike for thinking
A frightening sight her eyes did meet.

Young man imprisoned in a dog pen
Helpless to Pa's sadistic whim.
Writer can't believe the horror
And the injustice done to him.

She becomes involved in drama
More frightening than she's ever known.
For James and Pa bring out her instincts
And sides of herself she'd never known.


Format: Kindle Edition
I liked all the twists and turns. Especially after she came back. What she chose to do to survive was astonishing.
Thanks Miss Terri!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

OWL'S EYE VIEW MAGAZINE VOLUME 8 - ISSUE 2 - BY TERRI DELCAMPO


https://www.amazon.com/Owls-Eye-View-Magazine-Issue-ebook/dp/B06W9HYDSD/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1487210150&sr=1-1&keywords=terri+delcampo

Owl's Eye View Magazine Volume 8 - Issue 2, by Terri DelCampo, is the latest version of Terri's magazine chronicling the ever ooky and spooky goings on in Owl's Nest, Delaware. For the price of only 99 cents, you can read the latest happenings in Swooping Trough The Years, Visceral Verse, Macabre Mirth, and Terri's latest short story. Don't miss out. Click the Amazon link and get yours now!

I have mine!

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.