Wednesday, May 26, 2021

The Super Blood Moon Rises


Maya Responds to the Super Blood Moon. An Excerpt from:

The mania that awoke her from this sleep seemed to run red, like electrical wires filled with lava, surging through her brain, infusing her with a power that burned. Her depression was shattered unlike ever before. Her soul and spine vibrated with energy. Muscles surging, clarity and mania summoned forth, sizzling away her old skin. She shed her old self and left it on the floor, then climbed through the second story window to stand on the roof of her house.

On the horizon, just over the buildings, the moon appeared gigantic, one huge eye of God peeking at his creations over the edge of Earth. Its crimson hue seeped over the aqua blue. The soothing celestial eye in the sky was now a ferocious red that coated the world. The world was going to bleed.

God was she driven and focused.

She jumped off the roof and landed with legs that immediately sprang into a run. So many delicious new scents in the air with the blood-red supermoon, and the one scent she had waited for filled her with supreme ecstasy.

Her daughter. Lilith was near.
She could sense it for the first time in over a dozen years, the unmistakable smell of her

flesh, their shared flesh, and a shared condition. This new species she’d become, something so hideous and glorious, no normal human could withstand, for whoever walks the earth with this gift, walks alone.

Until now.



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Monday, May 10, 2021

Announcing "Orphans of Bliss: Tales of Addiction Horror" Coming in Spring of 2022

 

First came Garden of Fiends, then came Lullabies for Suffering
Happy as hell to announce a 3rd and final anthology of Addiction Horror is in the works. "Orphans of Bliss" is coming in the spring of 2022. Ancient Greek philosophers felt 3 was the perfect number and who am I to disagree. It felt wrong not to do one more collection, and this final fix will be the biggest one yet.  Every day this week, I'll be announcing the writers inside. I hope you'll be as thrilled as I.

Saturday, April 24, 2021

Lullabies for Suffering: Tales of Addiction Horror is a This Is Horror Award Nominee.

 Lullabies for Suffering: Tales of Addiction Horror is a This Is Horror Award Nominee

Thanks to everyone who put in a vote!
And thanks to this incredible list of talent:
Caroline Kepnes
John FD Taff
Gabino Iglesias
Mercedes M Yardley
Kealan Patrick Burke 
for the full list of nominees click here—>  This is Horror Awards 2020

To vote: send your top two votes in each category to awards@thisishorror.co.uk with the subject line ‘Awards 2020’.













Tuesday, April 20, 2021

THE HOBGOBLIN OF LITTLE MINDS is now just 0.99₵ on Amazon

The sale really kicks off tomorrow with a Bookbub promo, but the price has kicked in now.

THE HOBGOBLIN OF LITTLE MINDS is now just 0.99₵ on Amazon

Check it out and click here—> The Hobgoblin of Little Minds on Amazon 


When the full moon rises on Monday, the sale ends and we won't see these prices again until well into 2022





Tuesday, March 16, 2021

The Hobgoblin of Little Minds gets an Italian Translation

 Good news, shouting out loud from the rooftops of Venice


I signed a contract yesterday with Dunwich Edizioni.

The Hobgoblin of Little Minds is going to be translated into Italian.


Viva Lo Hobgoblin Delle Piccole Menti!



Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Beyond the Reef, from Lullabies for Suffering, is a Bram Stoker Finalist

Super excited and very pleased that a story from Lullabies for Suffering is a Bram Stoker Finalist!

Beyond the Reef,  by Gabino Iglesias, is on the final ballot in the Long Fiction category. 

It's the kind of story that only Gabino could write—a new father battling heroin addiction and amphibious creatures who surround his island home. It's Lovecraftian, myth-making magic. 

The winners of the Horror Writers Association Bram Stoker award will be announced on May 23. 





Thursday, February 18, 2021

YOU LOVE ME, by Caroline Kepnes

If you loved YOU by Caroline Kepnes, you will love You Love Me.



The universe of Joe Goldberg has grown in complexity, and this book was my favorite in the series.
It felt like Kepnes has been sharpening her skills with each of these works, and it is on full display here. Reminded me of a fantastic guitar solo where you marvel at the talent and think "no way can it keep up this energy" but instead it does. The second person point of view, the tiny nuances of thoughts, the unique Joe 'self-talk', and the infusion of pop culture and literary references, where social media is not just an app on your phone but part of our psyche.

What makes these works so damn powerful is this character who is a litany of cluster B personality disorder traits, certainly anti-social and narcissistic—I want a 'Kepnesian scholar' to list Joe's Top Narcissistic moments, because there are some choice moments inside here—but he is certainly not 'just a narcissist'. There is, imbedded in his view of the world, a kindness and consideration, where in his reality it is empathy (you're gonna love spending time at the Empathy Bordello) we hear him constantly deciding what is best for everyone around him, and inside those decisions is an intent for kindness, twisted and selfish, of course, but he only judges himself by his intent, not his actions. Every relationship Joe has is completely transactional for finding love (is he capable of Love? God, ya gotta read this). Every new character that comes into his world is a puppet without strings, but Joe finds the invisible strings to pull that a sane human never sees, and he decides what to pull and how.

So creepy and insidious, but at the end in the aftermath of Joe's manipulation there is real life victims, where RIP is not just one of the authors brilliant witticisms, but true trauma and hurt that he leaves behind in his wake.

The title is so perfect.. is this Joe telling his victims that he is certain of his words as he tells whoever his object is at the time that "you love me?" —or is it the author saying this to her readers, that even though we are sickened by Joe, we can't and won't look away, so she accuses us of some sort of addictive voyeurism into his world as she says to us "You Love Me"? A 4th book has been promised, and I stand accused and I confess to both. I do love you Joe.

The Super Blood Moon Rises

Maya Responds to the Super Blood Moon. An Excerpt from:     The Hobgoblin of Little Minds The mania that awoke ...