Friday, August 23, 2019


If you're looking for a fantastic book which will play games with your mind, try reading NIGHT OPS by Terri DelCampo! Terri keeps you wondering what's next all the way to the mind-blowing finale. This horror, revenge tale will satisfy your desire for WTF and more.

Blaze McRob

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Sunday, August 11, 2019


If you're looking for a great, short read, Denise N. Tapscott has a fantastic one for you! The Price of Salvation combines ghost fiction, horror, and more to get your reading juices flowing. Here's my review:

"Denise N. Tapscott knocks it out of the ball-park with her refreshing read The Price of Salvation! This short tale has horror, humor, and even history - all in the right places. Grandmother Zenobia is my favorite Voodoo High Priestess. She'll be yours, too!"

Blaze McRob , author

Book description:

 Los Angeles socialite Rhoda Jurel is deathly ill. From herbalists to elite specialists, no one can determine the cause of her sickness. When visiting her friendly neighborhood psychic, she is warned that her only choice is to see Voodoo High Priestess Grandmother Zenobia.

Join Rhoda on her path to finding the price of salvation, if you dare.

Get this great book now!

Saturday, August 10, 2019


The above link is to Terri DelCampo's Amazon Author Page. She has fifty four books listed on it! Check some out. You'll be glad you did. Most of them are horror books, but Terri also has some children's books, as well.Terri has another book -a novella - coming later this month or next month, and another Owl's Eye View Magazine on the way in October. I'll let you know as soon as they're out.

Happy reading!

Blaze McRob 

Sunday, August 4, 2019


I had another post I was going to use for my Scary Sunday series this week, but the past seven days have seen horror after horror thrown up on social media. My boiling point has been reached. Exceeded even, and that takes a lot for me. I'm a pessimist, and, as such, I expect the worst, but the disgust I taste on my tongue, see with my eyes, and even feel when I'm out and about needs talking about.

Yes, not everyone will agree with me, and I could make some enemies, but I don't care. Truth is truth. Evil is evil. They can't be swept under a rug and forgotten. Complacency can no longer be the order of the day. To accept the way things are makes one complacent with the prevailing evil.

To believe that people ruthlessly murdered by firearms used by white, far-right, fascists who are afraid of people of color mingling with so-called pure whites of European descent is to be accepted because  Second Amendment rights are more important than innocent bystanders being mowed down is 100% wrong. It's okay for children to be killed? It's fine and dandy to walk into a Black, Jewish, or Muslim place of worship and grab an AK-47 to remove people you hate from the land of the living? Bullshit! We need to take a long, hard look at gun laws. We need to take a closer look at our elected officials who pander to these criminals.

Along with the gun violence, we need to place  higher standards on the way law enforcement handles their jobs. You don't believe that racial profiling is prevalent? Your eyeballs need fixing. Violence runs rampant with many law enforcement officials. In many cases, it's a top-down situation. A neighboring city to mine had many incidents of unwarranted violence and disregard for regulations. It got so bad that the police chief left Dodge, so to speak. My local newspaper even filed suit against the city for violating state mandated Sunshine laws for not allowing records to be released to the public.

Anyone who looks at children confined to cages along the border and thinks it's a part of their being here illegally to begin with, is missing the picture. These are human beings. Where is the compassion? I particularly address this point to those professing to be Christians and seeing no evil here. Shame on you! You're not Christians. You're part of the evil. Would Jesus be herding these innocent children into cages? No way!

I could go on and on with this post, but I'll stop here. There will be more to come later. Frankly, I'm disgusted and ashamed that Americans cannot stop this violence, racism, and lack of compassion that is sweeping across the nation. Wake up before it's too late.

Blaze McRob 

Saturday, July 27, 2019


I have a book review I wrote a while back for Even Hell Has Standards: Pride, written by Chantal Noordeloos. Chantal has a wonderful way with words. She brings you into her stories in a most delightful way. Make sure you check out this great book as well as her other tales of horror. They are all great.

Blaze McRob

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Book description:

Sometimes life brings out the worst in a person, but Adolf Zakerny was born for evil. After a life of torment and murder, all in the name of Hell, it’s time for Zakerny to take his place amongst the demons. Will the blood he spilled appease the charismatic Lord of Hell, or will Zakerny’s Pride come to a fall?

‘Pride’ is the first of seven short stories in the ‘Even Hell Has Standards’ series, where Chantal Noordeloos takes the reader through the darker side of human nature, and it’s road to redemption. This is Hell as you’ve never seen it before.

April 24, 2014
Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase

Chantal Noordeloos has come up with the perfect tale for those who do not believe in Hell. Her story is filled with plenty of gore and sadism, but it is the psychological horror which comes to the fore-front. Take one truly evil human, Adolf - even her choice of a name for the antagonist in this romp through the worst of what an entity could possibly foist upon his fellow humans is perfect - add pride which exceeds no known limits, mix well, and wham! We are blessed with a story which will most likely have theologians shaking their heads, wagging fingers, and spouting venom when perhaps they might see that maybe, just maybe, Chantal has hit upon something . . . something which could possibly be.

Am I saying the Gospel According To Chantal Noordeloos is true? Of course not. This is a fiction tale of horror, and the author is not bandying about any new dogma. What she does do, as any great author does, is open the reader's mind to the possibility of truth within the story. By creating a story line which appears to be reasonable, the reader is drawn into its intricate meanderings of what is to happen next to this man Adolf, a man who fears no one and is truly not repentant for his sins.

Does Adolf win? Does Satan win? Or does God win? Oh, me lads and lassies, that is not for me to say. Read this great story and get carried away within conceptual beliefs you may have never heard before. This book pushes the limits, but in the most delightful of ways.

Are you tired of fluff? Do you wish to read a thinking person's story, yet one filled with a telling and hypnotic spell? Chantal Noordeloos has written what you are looking for. Embrace the words of a master at her craft.

Even Hell Has Standards: Pride, will not let you down!

Monday, July 22, 2019


I finished my second Camp NaNoWriMo for the year! My book is Dogs, Skunks, And Other Runners-Book Two. My total came to 73, 700 words. From the title, you can tell this is a running book and a non-fiction one at that. I hope you will enjoy it when it comes out.

On to my next projects!

Blaze McRob

Saturday, July 20, 2019


Zack Kullis says, "Blaze McRob and I collaborated on a very dark and terrifying anthology called Club Blaze. If you enjoy true horror, then this is for you. Consider it a doorway to a horrifying Halloween."

I can't add a whole lot to what he says. He's spot on. Take a peek at what we have waiting for you. I'm sure you'll love Club Blaze.

Blaze McRob

Book description:

Club Blaze is a novel-length anthology full of tales of pure terror and wicked depravity. This collection of horror stories will either have you leaving the light on at night, or it will have you wishing for a chance to share a drink with the sinister owners and patrons of Club Blaze.

Each tale is more extreme and terrifying than the next. Buy Club Blaze, open your mind and allow it to enter this infernal club as you read. Who knows what doors it might open?

Thursday, July 11, 2019


The latest issue of Owl's Eye View Magazine, by Terri DelCampo, is now up! Volume 10 - Issue 3 is one rock-em, sock-em issue. Monsters are everywhere. Monster bees, Zowls, Voodoo, death, and more are running all over Owl's Nest. Truth be told, this issue is the most terrifying one Terri has written to date. There are twists and turns I never saw coming. Nothing is taboo. No one is immune from death. Read, if you dare, but don't say I didn't warn you of the horror contained on each and every page.

Blaze McRob

 Book description:

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

Sunday, July 7, 2019


I have a book review I did a while back for Adventures In Horrorland, by Suzie Lockhart and Bruce Lockhart 2nd. As you can see, I certainly love this collection of super horror tales.

Blaze McRob

Book description:

 Beware once you cross this threshold, there’s no going back. Experience 20 different tales of dread and despair that will have your heart pounding, and your mind drifting through gateways of things not of this world.

Relinquish your understanding of fear at the door, for the things that sprout forth from the minds of Suzie & Bruce Lockhart 2nd are far beyond the normal ideas of terror you’ve become accustomed to.

HorrorLand will take you on a rollercoaster ride of insanity, from the undead, to the great deceiver himself!

Around every corner, in every crack and crevice, you will encounter terror. You can’t find sanctuary even in your own home…

So why run?

Would you strike a deal with death, hunt the things of shadow and substance, or seek revenge over justice?

Come now, just one more step, to face your fears behind that looming, wrought iron gate. This is going to be one helluva of a show, and, in truth, now that you’re here… I really can’t let you go.

5.0 out of 5 starsPerfect Title For A Perfect Horror Anthology!
By Robert C. Nelson on October 5, 2014

Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase

Adventures In Horrorland, by Suzie Lockhart and Bruce Lockhart 2nd was aptly published last year on Halloween. Read it again this year. The stories will blow you away!

My favorite story is The Monster In Me, penned by both Suzie and Bruce. I am amazed at the fact a duo of authors was able to write this. Great job on both their parts. I can't tell who wrote what. All I can say is that this is horror at its best.

Be Careful What You Wish For, by Suzie, is another great tale, one that has a super ending. Gotta love that!

Shadow Rain, by Bruce, is so great it's hard to describe. It is part horror, part fantasy, and a lot about love. In short, it is a literary gem.

These three stories are my favorites, but they are all great. To show you how much I love this book, I have an autographed paperback version signed by both Suzie and Bruce, and I also bought the Kindle ebook. I don't wish to be one of those people who reviews without buying a book. It's not my style.

I want to see more from these great authors!

Friday, July 5, 2019


Last Chance, by Blaze McRob, is now out. Terri DelCampo did her first ever poster style book cover. I think it looks pretty cool.

The novel is a Mother Nature revenge tale. Humankind had failed in taking proper care of their home. Mother Earth was taking it back. With a vengeance.

I had completed this novel around a year ago and was doing some last minute edits when my life came crashing down around me. My son Storm died just two weeks short of his sixteenth birthday. He was the original hero in this book, and, as such, I dedicated it to him. As in the novel, he was a hero in real life.

I love you, Storm, and always will.

Blaze McRob 

Book description:

Mother Nature's pissed at humans, for selling her out for cash.
She shows them money cannot save them from lava rivers and volcanic ash.
The only hope for humankind is a hero name of Storm.
Will he and his earth-loving mate see the human species reborn?

Sunday, June 30, 2019


July is the month for the second Camp NaNoWriMo of the year. For this one, I plan to write Dogs, Skunks, & Other Runners - Book 2. I ran for over thirty years and have many tales to tell. As was the case with the first book, this is not a how-to book. It will be filled with stories of adventures of fellow runners and myself.There were many shenanigans in my career, let me tell you. I have so many stories to tell that two books might not even be enough. I hope that you'll enjoy reading these non-fiction stories.

Blaze McRob

Saturday, June 29, 2019


Here's my book review for Gothic Revival, by Carson Buckingham. This is a great novel!

Blaze McRob

Book description:

Alex and Leo Renfield are a husband and wife contractor team who’ve recently moved to the village of Woodhaven, Connecticut to escape the chaos of life in New York. Pretty close to broke, they meet Theodora Hamilton, a somewhat unsavory and odd individual, who offers them an astronomical amount of money to repaint the first floor of her family home.

But along with the huge paycheck comes a set of unsettling rules that must be followed explicitly if they are to accept the offer; one of which is they must reside on the property having no direct contact with the outside world until the job is complete.

Is Theodora Hamilton just an eccentric woman with a peculiar way of doing things, or is there a more sinister agenda that Alex and Leo are unaware of? What exactly does she have in store for this down-on-their-luck couple who have no choice but to accept the offer and the strange requirements that come along with it?

Gothic Revival Is Carson Buckingham's Masterpiece!, November 9, 2014
Robert C. Nelson
5 out of 5 stars
Verified Purchase(What's this?)
This review is from: Gothic Revival (Kindle Edition)
Gothic Revival, by Carson Buckingham, is the author's best work to date. One would think a 536 page novel would have some slow, drawn out sections, but not for Carson. She is a master at Gothic story-telling and knows how to keep the story moving.

I am particularly impressed by the fact there is no elaborate over-description involved. To me, that is boring. Give me some action; some psychological horror. Carson gives the reader all the description she/he needs without describing every useless tid-bit a reader doesn't want to know.

How does she do this? Through her skillful use of dialogue. Too many authors are totally without dialogue skills. Carson could write a non-fiction book on the subject. But then again, anyone who reads Gothic Revival will see what I'm talking about. Her dialogue is written the way people actually talk. Fancy the concept! She has hit upon a secret so simple that it eludes far too many authors.

Now I come to a part of Carson's writing that I really enjoy. Her sense of humor. What, you ask, humor in Gothic horror? You betcha. Once more, Master Carson Buckingham comes riding along on her trusty steed and delivers the right amount of humor at the perfect time. Superb!

Take dialogue unmatched by any author past or present, add in humor, suspense, romance, and a foreboding creepy feeling polishing it all off, and you have Carson Buckingham.

You will notice my review does not tell you the details of the story. Yikes! Why do that? Read the description and the free sample for that. I'm here to tell you about the author's skills. Of that, Carson has many. Besides, I wanted to blurt out some goodies, but that would have been a spoiler. Not my style.

Gothic Revival is a masterpiece!

Saturday, June 22, 2019


C. L. Hernandez is a favorite author of Terri DelCampo and me. Cobwebs is the collection of wonderful horror shorts that introduced me to this skilled author. Read our reviews below. Believe me: you will find a new favorite author. She is that good.

Book description:

A mummified hand seeks revenge. A harmless witch gets pushed a little too far. The Grim Reaper falls victim to a prank. This is the kind of ghoulish fun you'll find in Cobwebs, volume one of C. L. Hernandez's Horror Story Six-Packs! Six ghoulishly crafted stories to keep you awake long into the night! Try one a day, or be a glutton for punishment, and devour them all at once!

5.0 out of 5 starsExcellent ooky fix
ByTerri DelCampo on April 10, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Six different recipes for keeping awake at night. Hernandez weaves creepiness and dread into a horror merengue that oozes down your spine and chills your marrow.

5.0 out of 5 stars There Are No Cobwebs In C.L. Hernandez's Head! This Collection Is Brilliant!
By Robert C. Nelson on March 14, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Cobwebs, by C.L. Hernandez, is a brilliant collection! I am new to this author, having stumbled across her when she asked to be my friend on Facebook. This collection would be outstanding for an established author, let alone a new talent on the scene. She is a classic example of why I love to read horror written by women authors. There is that special something and she "has" it!

All of these stories are awesome. And they are all so different. There is not only humor sprinkled into this collection, there is sarcastic wit bandied about - my favorite kind! Give The Man A Hand proves that.

The Leaf Lady is a wonderful revenge story. I am screaming to say more, but I would ruin it for you.

Stage Dive is the shortest one and it floored me because of the ending. Superb!

Death In A Bottle shows me the intelligence dwelling within this story. This is my favorite in the collection! The Grim Reaper versus . . . versus a most cunning adversary.

Brie Noir has horror, revenge, love, and witchcraft all wrapped up into a superb tale. Oh. It also has cheese.

Tub toys is the most chilling one in the collection. You know something is going to happen, but when and how?

There you have it! Six fantastic stories from an author I want to read more tales from. You will love every story! My personal guaranty!

Don't miss out! Buy this great collection now!

Blaze McRob

Wednesday, June 19, 2019


Team Rojo & Friends is Terri DelCampo's latest children's book. Children will love the adventures that Ro and Jo find along the path to discover their unique skills. They have plenty of help in the form of magical friends and family. Don't miss any of the action! There is a generous free sample available to read on Amazon.

Caution: parents will get hooked on this book as they read it to their children. This novel length book will be available soon at many more digital stores.

Book description:

 Ro and Jo and their magical family and friends invite you along on their amazing quests! Climb on Sir WHIP's back and let's fly!

Blaze McRob

Saturday, June 15, 2019


Here is my book review for Touching Spirits: Contact, by JD Phillips:

Robert C. Nelson
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great Jumping Ghost!
February 16, 2016
Format: Kindle Edition
Verified Purchase
JD Phillips has a fantastic tale in Touching Spirits: Contact! She tells the story from the perspective of a ghost. This poor spirit is lost in an afterlife, unsure of how he got there. He deals with things as best he can, taking the good with the bad. He discovers there are perks to being a ghost, but there are also things that are beyond his control.

One of my favorite lines in this novel is, "Still, the afterlife ain't all fireflies and rainbows, you know, or else damn near everyone would jump ship early to join the party."

Obviously, there is humor in this story: a lot of it. I won't add in some of the fantastically witty phrases JD fills this book with, but there are some that had me laughing out loud! Don't let that make you believe there is no horror in this tome. There is. Plenty of it.

Picture a ghost making a believer of a non-believing paranormal TV star and getting him to help solve a murder case. Add in hi-jinks of the highest order. Supply some touchy-feely moments and glimpses into the soul which show good as well as bad traits of humanity. Combine and stir well. Voila! You have Touching Spirits: Contact!

I recommend this book highly.

Book description:

Real live spook (Killian A. Black) decides to make Dusty's life hell until he agrees to do the right thing and help solve a murder.

Hijinxs ensue.

"Who says dead can't be fun?"

You'll love this novel!

Blaze McRob