Winston & Baum and the Disk of Night is now available in print. I’ve dropped signed copies off at Hiram Books in Hiram, Ga. with more to follow at the Bookworm in Powder Springs next week. If you don’t want to wait, you can order a copy directly from Amazon by clicking the cover below.
This is the third book in the Winston & Baum Steampunk Adventure series and would make a great addition to any library. An added bonus is the short story Brackish & the Sleeping Maidens found at the back of this book. Brackish Thumtum, the goblin assistant of Winston & Baum, stars in his very own adventure. Thanks for checking in and hope you all have a merry and bright holiday season. Keep checking back for more fun to come!
In Friedkin’s Curse: A Werewolf Tale of Terror part of the story comes from the military trying to capture the legendary creature to experiment on it for weapons purpose. The government weaponizing a creature like this might seem far-fetched, but when you consider that the first applications looked at for any new technology are military it makes a certain amount of sense. Don’t believe me? Remember when we learned to split the atom and the first thing we did was power cities with the energy . . . oh wait, I mean we levelled an entire city with it. Most modern advancements in technology have come through military developments or were first engineered for military purposes.
So why wouldn’t they do the same with supernatural opportunities? This is some of the thoughts that went into crafting the military experience that is part of Friedkin’s Curse and more explored in Friedkin’s Legacy (working title), the next book in the Friedkin’s Horror series. Larry Correia has some similar ideas about the government’s harvesting of supernatural weapons (explored in both his Monster Hunter International and Grimnoir Chronicles). I recently had the pleasure of serving on a panel with Kimberly Richardson (the Goth Librarian), she stated that we shared a favorite werewolf film: Dog Soldiers, which pits soldiers against werewolves when a capture operation goes wrong. There is also Project: Metalbeast, a direct-to-video classic from the 90s, which has a genetically altered werewolf super-soldier wreaking havoc in a bunker. The military industrial complex isn’t the only government office to get into the werewolf enhancement department, Full Eclipse is a film where a special Los Angeles Police Squad is augmented using werewolf serum to combat crime.
All of these are great examples of the government “investigating” new and experimental procedures to help further the combat effectiveness of new creatures. I’ve provided a list of these works below, so just click on the pictures if you are interested. Next time the moon is full and you hear howling and sirens, just tell yourself that they are unrelated.
Below is the Ghost Story that I told as part of the Ghost Story panel at Connooga 2015. The audience member before me, told a very emotional and dark story of one of his encounters. Because of this, I adjusted my telling of this story. Anyone, who has ever heard me tell this tale, knows that I normally emphasize the darker nature of it. Given the somber mood of the room, I wanted to lighten it up and rev the audience back up. So I decided to emphasize the humor in it. I’ll go ahead and apologize for the less than fantastic audio quality, but you should be able to hear everything just fine. Enjoy!
Hello all. Back from Connooga where Caralyn and I had a blast. We got to meet a lot of awesome people and hang out. I had the honor of being a part of a Ghost Story panel, where authors and attendees alike got to tell their true encounters with strange phenomenon. I will be posting the story that I told, recorded for your enjoyment. So for all of you wonderful people from Connooga, welcome to radioactiverabbitink.com. To show our appreciation for stopping by and because you guys were so awesome, I am running a free book promotion on Amazon for Monday (3/2/2015). You can get my most recent e-short “Friends Don’t Let Friends be Undead” for your kindle free! Click on the cover below to go to the page.
For more information on the other books and shorts I have available, please check out my current fiction page. Thanks for checking in and for all of our new readers, thanks for coming by and keep checking back to see what I’ve got going on.
I wanted to let everyone know that I will be at Connooga this weekend. You can find me in the dealer’s section with my cover artist. We’ll have copies of both Winston & Baum books as well as Friedkin’s Curse: A Werewolf Tale of Terror, books are $10 so stop by and pick up your copies today. Also, I will be a panelist for several of their events. Below is a list of my schedule for panels (you can use the Connooga app to verify the locations for these events).
||YA – What is it?
|Saturday 10:00 AM
||Blogging, Platforming, and Online Marketing for Writers
||Ghost Stories Event
|Sunday 11:00 AM
||Story Structure – multiple approaches introduced and discussed
|Sunday 1:00 PM
||The Gory Details of Writing Horror
I look forward to getting to meet some of you awesome people this weekend.
It has been a while since my last post. Mainly because I have been busy trying to get everything ready. So I’ll start with the good news. A newly edited version of my first novel Friedkin’s Curse: A Werewolf Tale of Terror is available for the Kindle. You can click on the cover below to go to Amazon and pick it up.
If you’ve already purchased the book previously, then you can download the updated version at no cost. Now for the really exciting part, since it has been edited and is all shiny and new, Friedkin’s Curse is available in print for the first time ever. You can find it by clicking the cover below.
As of this posting, Amazon is selling it for $9.74, the normal retail price is $10.99 so that’s not a bad deal. Especially, if you are looking for something to round out the cart for free shipping. Also, I will be attending Connooga from February 27 – March 1. I will have copies of the two published Winston & Baum steampunk adventures, as well as copies of Friedkin’s Curse for sale. I’ll be sharing a table with my lovely wife and cover artist Caralyn (www.mysticreflections.com). So if you live in the Chattanooga area or feel like coming up and enjoying a con, we look forward to seeing you there. Thanks for reading and keep checking back to see what I’m working on next.
Hello all and Happy New Year! I hope you all had good seasonal festivities. Now I know some of you are most likely still cradling a few gift cards looking for the perfect purchase to make with them or have received Kindles and are looking for the perfect book to start your paperless existence. Good news, I have some ideas that just might prove to be what you are looking for.
I just so happen to have books available, on Kindle and in paperback. Go on click the link and see if this isn’t what you are looking for Author’s Page.
If you are more of an epic fantasy reader, guess what I have just the authors for you. JK Barber is a husband and wife author team with their first fantasy series complete and the first book of their second series out. Why don’t you take a walk through Aronshoe or Mervidia here: JK Barber’s Author Page.
Maybe you aren’t a genre specific reader, maybe you like short stories. If this sounds like you, then check out my friend A.J. Scott’s stories and see if he doesn’t have at least one to interest you. With his wide range of themes, he should be able to at least give you a quick, enjoyable read. For more information visit: A.J. Scott: Man, Myth, Frawg.
Hopefully, this will help with your gift card/Kindle dilemma. For those of you near Chattanooga, Caralyn (my cover artist: www.mysticreflections.com) and I will be attending this year’s Connooga running from February 27 through March 1. Look forward to seeing you there, until next time.