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

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

MARKETING 101 - SELF - EDITING YOUR BOOKS BEFORE THEY ARE EDITED



Many of you wonder why I would suggest self-editing your stories to your utmost ability before they go to a paid editor. Pretty simple. If your stories are in need of major editing, many editors won't go anywhere near them. Also, most small Presses as well as the bigger boys won't touch them if they need a major overhaul.

I know one editing service that provides you with a free sample of his work. Then, he bases his rates upon your sample. He charges three times as much for an MS needing more work than for one requiring minor work. So, you could save yourself a lot of bucks if you hustle your butt into the self-editing chair and get better acquainted with the craft.

I'm not talking beta readers either. I've mentioned before that I don't care for them. Read your stuff out loud and catch where punctuation might be needed. Purchase an online editing system such as AutoCrit https://www.autocrit.com/ or ProWritingAid https://prowritingaid.com. These systems will find many errors. such as:
  • Check for hidden and passive verbs
  • Identify overuse of adverbs and glue words
  • Locate repetitive sentence structure
  • Replace commonly overused words
  • Reveal repeated words and phrases
  • Eliminate vague, abstract and complex words
  • Remove cliches and redundancies

Get books and learn some things about the craft. There are a ton of them available. Don't rush to get your book out if it's not ready.

Then, and only then, should you submit your book to a professional editor. Online systems and books can teach you a lot, but you need a skilled human to go over your last draft. Anything less is not acceptable.

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

Saturday, April 8, 2017

GHOST NO MORE - BY BLAZE MCROB



http://www.amazon.com/Ghost-No-More-Blaze-McRob-ebook/dp/B01BOFI7UE/ref=sr_1_1_twi_kin_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1455294892&sr=1-1&keywords=ghost+no+more+blaze+mcrob

I am happy to say that Ghost No More, one of my grittier novels, is now published. It's been hanging around on the back-burner for some time now, while I've been getting other things done. It feels great to finally have it see the light of day. Maybe, the dark of night is a better phrase to use.

Terri DelCampo, my partner in crime, not only did the editing and formatting, but she did the great cover art as well. It sets the tone of the story perfectly. Thank you, Terri.

I hope everyone enjoys this wild ride of horror. My tale is not a clone of any other book. That's for sure. Read the free sample on Amazon to see what this story is about and if it is for you . Every chapter ends with a cliff-hanger, and the next begins with action.

Horror, adventure, the End Days, and more are waiting for you. Who are the real heroes? My tale will show you.

Blaze McRob

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Book description:  

 Blaze McRob thrills us with horror, adventure, survival against insurmountable odds, and yes, even a thread of tender romance to temper all the action. Ghost No More has all that and more to keep your eyes wide and reading into the spooky, wee hours of the morning. Revel in this chilling novel, and prepare yourself for the second in the series coming in 2017.  

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