Now this leg is nice and fat and juicy, enough to gnaw on until your bellies are ready to burst. The first part of the tour was a great success and Swamp Monster Massacre is kicking butt. Thank you to everyone who got a copy and/or reviewed it. The skunk apes and I couldn’t be happier.
Also, don’t forget to follow my horror flick reviews (I watch at least one every day in October) by searching under #Terrortober on Twitter. And the Monster Men required horror reading list for Halloween is your one-stop-shop for Terrortober.
Now, grab your machete, bug spray and a full canteen and get swampy!
Second Severed Leg of the Swampy Tour
October 15- Reading Addiction Blog Tours – Meet and Greet
October 15 – Lizzy’s Dark Fiction – Review/Giveaway/Guest Post
October 16 – My Cozie Corner – Review/Giveaway
October 17 – Midnyte Reader – Guest Post/Giveaway
October 18 – Pink Fluffy Hearts – Review/Giveaway/Guest Post
October 19 – TE Garden of Books – Review/Giveaway
October 20 – Read Review Smile – Review/Interview/Giveaway
October 21 – Kimmie’s Bookshelf – Giveaway/Guest Post/PROMO
October 23 – Turning The Pages – Review
October 24 – Laurie’s Interviews – Interview/Giveaway/PROMO
October 25 –Disincentive Reviews – Giveaway/PROMO
October 26 – My Reading Addiction – Review/Giveaway
October 27 – The Book Faery Reviews – Review/Giveaway/Guest Post
October 28 – LovLivLife Reviews– PROMO
October 29 – My Reading Addiction – Giveaway/PROMO
In just 4 days, my novella, Swamp Monster Massacre, emerges from the Everglades. In it, you’ll see why criminals, tourists and skunk apes don’t play well together. It will be available as an e-book through Samhain Horror. The Swamp Monster Blog Tour starts on the release day, Tuesday, October 2nd. The tour itself is going to have 4 (severed) legs and will run until the end of the year. We’re talking between 30 and 40 stops!
The first leg is all set to go, with posts, reviews and more importantly, giveaways. All along the tour, I’ll be giving away signed books, e-books, gift cards, signed stuff and more, so make sure to drop by each stop and enter to win. And pick up a copy of old Swampy or give him a Like. Gotta keep the monster happy. It’s under $3 everywhere e-books are sold.
I’ll announce the other (severed) legs here and keep checking the Signings & Appearances tab for updates to the tour.
(Severed) Leg 1:
Oct 3 : Fictitious Musings
Oct 4 : Lil Gracie Lou Blog
Oct 8 : Horror Author, Jonathan Janz
Oct 10 : Horror Author David Bernstein
Oct 11 : Midnyte Reader
I’ve been gearing up over the past week for the launch of my book tour. It was tough waiting for winter to vacate the premises so I could get started. Big thanks to Monster Man Jack Campisi who worked his tail off creating a special Monster Men episode just for the tour. It’s a ‘best of ghost stories’ that will spark some interesting conversations with those who come down for the fun. I’ll also talk about some of my own experiences with the unknown and how they inspired Forest of Shadows.
So, if you’re in the Yonkers, NY area on Saturday, March 24th, come on over to the Barnes and Noble at 2614 Central Park Avenue at 7pm.
I’ll be adding more dates in more states very soon, so stay tuned. If you have a bookstore in mind, let me know and I’ll see what I can do about getting there!
Good news is always elusive, but I have 2 things to be happy about today. My story, ‘Commandment Eleven’ is in issue #7 of Dark Moon Digest. You can get a copy for under $8 at Amazon. There are a lot of great writers in this issue. You won’t be disappointed.
Here’s a little snippet to get your horror engine running:
A sparrow sang just outside the basement window and it almost made Norm’s heart break. He could still smell the sharp, sulphuric odor of burnt matches riding hard over the musty pall of the cramped underground room.
He strained to catch the tune of a song as it warbled from the transistor radio he’d left on upstairs. Was it Frank Sinatra or Tony Bennett? What he wouldn’t give to be up there with that radio. Man, that voice sounded like heaven.
Since the incident, he loved just about any sound: kids fighting, garbage trucks rumbling, the buzzing of a curious bee. The thought of losing all of those delicious, everyday melodies sickened him with dread. Acidic rivulets of bile hit the back of his teeth and seeped from the corners of his mouth. Instinctively, he went to wipe it away but his hands were held fast by duct tape.
There was a shuffling of slipper-clad feet on the unfinished cellar floor and a stack of old wood boxes went clattering to the ground.
“Son of a biscuit eater!” his wife Chastity yelled.
God, even her infantile cusses (because good Christians don’t cuss) were glorious to hear.
“Didn’t I tell you to move these somewhere else? You do have working legs and arms, don’t you? Just because I’ve made you right with Jesus doesn’t mean you’re right with me.”
Ready for more? Click the cover to get your copy today!
The book/blog tour is in full swing and sleep is something I hear other people talk about. I wanted to give you all an update on the various articles, interviews, what-have-you that are either live or coming up in the next few days.
First, I have a writing essay that discusses how much authors expose their inner selves in their work at Nicholas Kaufman’s blog. Nick is an amazing writer that should, and I hope one day will, get top billing with the Kings and Koontzs of the world.
Next up is an article revealing my deepest fear at Thomas Scopel’s Staying Scared way cool blog.
I’ll be popping in and out at the Samhain Cafe to answer any and all questions starting 10/3 and throughout the week. They host the cafe group at Yahoo, so just click on the name to join in the fun. You must be 18 to join, because Lord know what may come out of my mouth.
On Tuesday, 10/4, I’ll be interviewed on Artist First Radio at 7pm ET. Their interviews are usually an hour long and get down to the nitty gritty.
In the words of the immortal Porky Pig, th-th-th-that’s all folks…at least for today.