Friday, May 26, 2017

QUARTER MOON HAUNTS - BY BLAZE MCROB




https://www.amazon.com/Quarter-Moon-Haunts-Blaze-McRob-ebook/dp/B01G2PZYIY/ref=sr_1_1_twi_kin_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1464050979&sr=1-1&keywords=quarter+moon+haunts+blaze+mcrob

Quarter Moon Haunts, is out for your reading pleasure. My editor, Terri DelCampo, says this is her favorite novel of mine to date. In fact, she fell in love with Ol' Mike Van Tassel, one of the main characters in this tome, and demands I write a sequel. I will. This novel deals with ghosts and horror and leaves nothing sacred. Join my ghost friends and me as we traverse the countryside in a big Ram truck. There are shenanigans galore, but there is the mission that must be accomplished. We never lose sight of the big picture.

As a warning, however. The ghosts in this novel drink beer. 

I hope you enjoy my tale.

Blaze McRob

Book description: 


 Out of the two-seat quarter moon
That invaded the authors living room
Fighting o'er ass-wipe they appear
Ol' Mike Van Tassel and Running Deer

Their stories the author has honed
Always in their names, not his own
About their so horrific deaths
Before breathing his own last breath.

Author's spirit his body leaves
John Doe on the toe tag; no one grieves.
Van Tassel and Running Deer by his side
As he mounts the Ram truck for wild ride.

They expose lies and rewrite lore
So misunderstood long before.
Once in depth of crisis heat
The red-haired angel they chance to meet.

Angel takes the author's hand
Lights his way through perils grand.
Will she remain by his side?
And save the spirits immortal hides?

Adventure and justice the spirits chase
Set wrongs to rights in immortal race.
Hop into the cab of the spirit Ram
And join the ghosts on eternal lam.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

TERRI DELCAMPO'S AMAZON AUTHOR PAGE


https://www.amazon.com/Terri-DelCampo/e/B00NDX02AY/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1495308304&sr=1-2-ent

There's a new Amazon Author Page in town, and it belongs to the Queen of Ooky: Terri DelCampo. Go to the link above and be transported to a scary place where horror abounds and no quarter is given. Revel within her Amazon Author Page and find 38 great novels, novellas, short story collections, and magazines to be perused. And visit Owl's Eye View Magazine, where her professional career began. There are links and more links. Bedevilment everywhere. Don't be caught on the outside looking in. Click the link above.

Be there, or be square!

Blaze McRob

Thursday, May 18, 2017

BOOK TRAILER FOR BLOOD SPATTER



http://www.amazon.com/BLOOD-SPATTER-Blaze-McRob-ebook/dp/B0161Z7KJG/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1444234233&sr=1-1&keywords=terri+delcampo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1MRN0Nfgx4&feature=youtu.be
 

Beverly Cialone has come out with another great book trailer! This one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1MRN0Nfgx4&feature=youtu.be  is for Blood Spatter, the first book published by Blazing Owl Press. This is a spooky ooky collection of fourteen tales written by Terri DelCampo and me just in time for Halloween of 2015. As the trailer shows, this is a messy, twisted collection. Happy Halloween every year!


Published on Oct 7, 2015
Trailer produced by Author Beverly Cialone exclusively for the horrifying collection of short stories, "Blood Spatter," by horror authors Blaze McRob and Terri DelCampo-Nelson of Blazing Owl Press. Music credits "Midnight" by Trans-Siberian Orchestra and "Midnight Symphony" by Beethoven.

Blaze McRob

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

DESTINY CHANGED - BY BLAZE MCROB




http://www.amazon.com/Destiny-Changed-Blaze-McRob-ebook/dp/B01E1Z29FS/ref=sr_1_1_twi_kin_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1460297888&sr=1-1&keywords=destiny+changed+by+blaze+mcrob

Destiny Changed, by Blaze McRob, is a novella with some serious bite. Think you know all about Ghouls? Maybe not.

This book is not for the young to read. It is horrific in more ways than one. The best way for you to find out if you would like this book is to read the generous free sample on Amazon. 

As is our custom at Blazing Owl Press, we have a book trailer done by Beverly Cialone for my young Ghoul friend's story   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwWwYmCMSqU&feature=youtu.be . I love this! This is another way for folks to see if they would enjoy reading about Destiny and his parents.

Thank you for reading this post. Destiny, Lillith, and Algol invite you into their world.

Blaze McRob

Book description:


 A Novella By Blaze McRob / Ghouls are fed up / Can't keep their heads up / In God's eyes they're dreck / A mistake gone unchecked. / Lillith and Algol, / Ghouls that inspire awe / Give Destiny birth / Begin showing Ghoul worth. / The Chosen One surprising / Leads the uprising / By misfits is adored / Babe wields lightning sword. / Twixt Devil and God / Through bloodiest sod / World order arranged / By Destiny changed. (Poem by Terri DelCampo)

Thursday, May 4, 2017

MARKETING 101 - REALISTIC EXPECTATIONS



I've been writing a number of posts explaining some things authors can do to not only market their books but how to get recognized to begin with. Part of what I said has covered pro-markets, those paying five cents a word or more. Twenty words and you have a dollar in your pocket. Not too shabby. There are also semi-pro rates between a penny a word up to the pro-rates. Still better than splitting royalties. And, there are presses paying $25.00 a story or more. Maybe that's not equal to the others, but you are assured of making money.

So what's the point of this post, you ask? I am in a number of groups where authors discuss which way to go. Some want to hold out for the higher rates instead of self-pubbing or going for anything below pro-rates. Makes sense to me. However, and I'm certain to make some enemies here, your manuscripts had better be polished or you don't deserve it. If an editor reads your story, scratches his head, and says, "What the fuck?,"  you're out of the game.

Another thing: a lot of authors complain they're not being treated right by publishers. In a lot of cases they're not. However, to complain your book is not selling when you do nothing at all to help promote it, expecting the publisher to do it all, is totally ridiculous. I no longer publish any books for other authors. Yes, I still help out with edits and marketing for some people, but it is strictly gratis. My wife and I publish for ourselves only. We do all the work, knowing what it entails.

Most authors have no idea what it costs to get a book published.  A Press has to pay for editing, cover art, formatting, copies for the authors, and marketing. It adds up. If a lazy author doesn't help with their own marketing,  the Press loses. Big time.

So, my friends, stop bitching and chomp down on some facts. You must write a great story; it must be edited well; and you damn well better help to promote it. If you don't do all these things, your manuscript is no better than last week's garbage.

Thanks for reading.

Blaze McRob

Monday, May 1, 2017

ROMANTIC SHADOWS - BY TERRI DELCAMPO AND BLAZE MCROB



https://www.amazon.com/ROMANTIC-SHADOWS-Blaze-McRob-ebook/dp/B01M1DHKI3/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8#nav-subnav

Romantic Shadows, by Terri DelCampo and Blaze McRob, is a collection published by Blazing Owl Press on our wedding anniversary. We eased up a bit on our usual horror fare and wrote some romance themed short stories and poems. Yes, there are certainly elements of horror contained within, but that is not all we present in this tome. Lovers are reunited in magical ways, the Dance Of Love soothes  yearning hearts, and much more.

We hope you enjoy the softer side of horror we share with you here.

Blaze McRob


Book description:

True love drowned by stormy seas?
Nun and lover brought to knees.
Wig transforms a broken girl.
Lady killed by shrapnel hurled.
Lambada's passion warms the soul.
Tears in heaven are wrath's toll.
Like seeks like when soulmates meet.
Poe's adoring shadow greets.
Will child be mother's resurrection?
Powwow lovers pose for perfection.
Artists' souls joined with paint eternal.
Chilesa's life raft is infernal.
Moon beams and lovers dream – forever
All in this tome – a dark romance endeavor.