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March Plug #4 — Loren Rhoads

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As Above, So Below by Loren Rhoads & Brian Thomas

Synopsis
 
When the succubus Lorelei sees the angel Azaziel from across the bar, she knows he’s been cast out of Heaven, but is not yet Fallen. She resolves to do whatever it takes to bring the angel down. When she trails him back to his lair in the warehouses outside of downtown Los Angeles, they seduce each other. Later, on the streets of L.A., they encounter Ashleigh Johnson, one of Azaziel’s mortal charges, dying of hepatitis in the street. The angel rescues Ashleigh’s soul from two harpies poised to devour it and uses it to possess Lorelei. Other angels don’t foresee any positive outcome to any of this. In their eyes, their brother has endangered a mortal soul and compromised his own standing in Heaven. When they intrude, Lorelei flees — taking Ashleigh Johnson along for the ride. In the process, Lorelei discovers that she has developed a soul of her own, a soul which is most certainly damned. Before long, her sister Floria tracks down a defrocked priest willing to exorcise Ashleigh’s mortal soul from Lorelei’s infernal flesh. The intimate little ritual swells into a virtual Who’s Who of Hell’s presence in L.A.
 
Bio
 
Loren Rhoads is the co-author, with Brian Thomas, of the new novel As Above, So Below.  The succubus Lorelei’s adventures have previously appeared in Sins of the Sirens (Dark Arts Books, 2008) and Demon Lovers (Ravenous, 2012). You can watch out for the new trouble Lorelei gets up to at www.lorenrhoads.com.
 
Available in Trade Paperback and eBook at:
 
 
 

March Plug #3 — David Owain Hughes

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Walled In by David Owain Hughes

Synopsis

A weapon, designed ‘in the dark’ at an army barracks just outside of Cardiff, South Wales, has been unleashed. Intended for use against enemy troops, the chemical, comprising Bird Flu, Bovine Flu and Foot and Mouth, turns those affected into murderous lunatics for twenty-four hours before the body finally shuts down. Jeff, a mild-mannered air enthusiast, has just murdered his sick wife. He had planned for them to stay inside, to lock the place down, to wait it out. But Katherine became sick – the latest casualty of an unknown virus wiping the British population out in their thousands. TV, radio and all other means of contact to the outside world have gone. Jeff, alone, decides to make a break for the plane he has stationed at Cardiff airport. Between Jeff and freedom stands millions of infected. If only he can reach the hangar, then he’ll be safe. He’ll be able to fly to Scotland to reunite with his sister. Along the way, Jeff hooks up with Maria, who has been left stranded at the petrol station where she worked. They meet up with Ollie and Roxie – a pair of biker lovers who have survived the outbreak on the road. Together, their chances of survival are increased, as long as they can all just get along. It’s not just the infected they will have to dodge; a dark and depraved enemy is on their trail. A foe who might just hold the key to surviving in a country gone to hell.

Bio

David Owain Hughes is a writer of horror fiction who has recently started dabbling in horror journalism. He’s an editor/writer for Blood Magazine and has a few short stories in print. His first novel, Walled In, is was released earlier this year (2014), alongside his short story collection, White Walls and Straitjackets. After discovering the novel One Rainy Night by Richard Laymon many moons ago, he set out on a path to become the best writer he could. He also holds a BA and MA in Creative Writing, and hopes one day to write full-time.    

Available in Trade Paperback and eBook at:

Amazon

Waterstones

Barnes & Noble

March Plug #2 — Adrian Ludens

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Bedtime Stories for Carrion Beetles by Adrian Ludens
 
Synopsis
 
Nineteen tales of horror, mystery, supernatural suspense, and the weird West. 
 
A horde of insects invade one unfortunate man’s stomach and make it their home, a blind woman guards a cavern full of Civil War-era zombies, and a troubled teen digs up her father’s corpse, hoping to obtain closure. Visit a macabre secret museum where taxidermy and classic literature combine, discover the lengths one desperate mortuary assistant will go to for love, and learn why Jack McCall really killed Wild Bill Hickcok. 
 
Blurbs
 
“Adrian Ludens…will scare the hell outta you in Bedtime Stories for Carrion Beetles. I highly recommend anything Ludens writes!” -Ty Schwamberger (The Fields, Deep Dark Woods). 
“Understated, wistful, and somewhat sad. Bedtime Stories for Carrion Beetles was a creepy pleasant surprise, and I am looking forward to seeing more of his work. -K. H. Vaughan, Hellnotes
“This collection whisked me back to late nights as a child reading ‘The October Country’ or ‘Skeleton Crew’ – wonderfully imagined, truly scary concepts brought to life through character and location.” -Harper Hull, Amazon
 
Bio
 
Adrian Ludens lives and works in the historic Black Hills of South Dakota. Magazine appearances include Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, Woman’s World, Big Pulp and Over My Dead Body. Anthology appearances include Blood Lite III: Aftertaste, Slices of Flesh, Blood Rites, Zombie Kong, and The Mothman Files. For more information visit adrianludens.com.
 
 
Available in trade paperback and for Kindle.
 

March Plug #1 — Dean Harrison

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These Unquiet Bones by Dean Harrison

Synopsis

Trying to get behind the truth of her mother’s death, Amy Snow unleashes the skeletons lurking in the dark of her father’s closet, and learns a terrible, twisted truth about her family tree. Meanwhile, a man named Adam is on a mission to restore Paradise to its former glory. To accomplish this, he must find “The Lost One”, a girl he calls Eve, and sacrifice her to the god she betrayed the day a talking serpent slithered into the Garden of Eden.

Bio

Dean Harrison is a longtime fan of horror fiction. Though he has spent some time out in the “real world” working as a shoe salesman, a security guard, an investigator, a loss prevention detective and a journalist, he has consistently returned to what he loves doing most–writing horror fiction. His short stories can be found in the horror anthologies FEM-FANGS, FELL BEASTS,  RELICS & REMAINS and CHRISTMAS IN HELL. His debut novel is THESE UNQUIET BONES. More is to come.

Dean lives with his family in his hometown of Mobile, AL, a city rich in ghost stories.

Learn more about Dean and his work on his website.

Available in Trade Paperback and Kindle on Amazon.

March Plug Month 2014

In March of last year I opened up by blog to anyone who wanted some free advertisement for their work. I’ve decided to do it again this year.

If interested, email a jpg of your book cover, a short synopsis, a bio, your website link, where to purchase the book, etc, to ty_schwamberger@yahoo.com. Please format this information how it appeared in the posts from last year with the subject line “March Plug Month 2014”. I’ll then reply and let you know the date (unless you specify) when your info will appear on this site. Your book does NOT have to be of the horror variety to get a spot.

Good Luck!

Goodbye, 2013. Hello, 2014 (aka End Game).

The year 2013 was a very good one for me, personally and professionally. On the personal side: I got married on June 15th, had a wonderful summer with my daughter, had a fantastic two week honeymoon (week one was a Caribbean cruise with stops in the Bahamas, St. Thomas & St. Martin, then the second week spent in Ft. Myers, FL), my new bride and I bought a new house, moved in on the 21st of December, just in time for us to spend Christmas week together with my daughter. On the professional side: House Call (based on my novella of the same name was released on DVD), DININ’ (my Bad Moon Books novella was optioned for film adaptation by Cinder Path Productions), two of my short stories came out in foreign languages, “Suck On This, Bitch!” (published in Tales of Obscenity Magazine), had articles published in both Tales of Obscenity and Beware the Dark Magazines, my novellas Last Night Out (Crowded Quarantine Publications) and The Killing Club (Crossroads Press) both came out during the year, along with other various articles and interviews.

That’s not too shabby for one year, right? I would agree. Well, for the most part. See, I have no qualms with the personal side, because, honestly, it can’t get much better than that for anybody. There was, however, something brewing on the professional side. More on that later.

So, you ask, what’s on the horizon professionally for Ty Schwamberger in 2014? You’ll see a column hosted by me in Beware the Dark Magazine #2, the hopeful funding and filming of DININ’, audio book editions of The Killing Club, DININ’ and Last Night Out, a new edition of The Fields (Severed Press, which will include the original Introduction by Jonathan Maberry, along with a brand new Forward by Joe McKinney and an Afterward by me), an original mummy novella, The Desert (Severed Press), the mid-year release of my creature novel, Deep Dark Woods (Crowded Quarantine Publications, with original cover art by Nick Rose) and the late-year release of a tentatively titled novel, The Bad Apple (T Allen Press). Those are the items currently set in “stone” (given the state of this business I use that term as loosely as possible). I’m also currently in discussions with a publisher to potentially release some additional foreign language editions of my catalog, as well as being in the VERY beginning of talks with a well-known horror news site to do some exciting work for them.

Ok, it’s time to backtrack a bit. Actually, it’s time to go way back. Back to the beginning. Early 2008. The completion of my first novel. Now, fast forward to 12/31/14, or, what I like to call: END GAME.

The date I retire from writing fiction (books, at least).

Remember the following for future reference:

The End is the New Beginning.

The Death of a Horror Writer.

My vision.