Archive for September, 2012


Author Selah Janel has presented a delightful tale IN THE RED.

From No Boundaries Press:
What kind of a rock star lives in a small town in the middle of nowhere and plays at weddings and funerals? Then Jack Scratch comes into his life, ready to represent him and launch him to stardom. Jack can give him everything: a new band, a new name, a new life, a new look, and new boots…although they aren’t exactly new. They once belonged to The One, a rocker so legendary and so mysterious that it’s urban legend that he used black magic to gain success. But what does Jeremiah care about urban legend? And it’s probably just coincidence that the shoes make him dance better than anyone, even if it doesn’t always feel like he’s controlling his movements. It’s no big deal that he plunges into a world of excess and decadence as soon as he puts the shoes on his feet, right?

But what happens when they refuse to come off?

Intrigued? Feel free to purchase a copy at
http://noboundariespressstore.com/index.php?main_page=pro…

Selah Janel is a new urban fantasy/horror author who has had several ebooks released, including my first novel. She would be delighted if you visited her website at
http://selahjanel.wordpress.com/

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From the desk of Sam Flegal:

“I’m going to be participating in a one night art gallery event, Thursday October 11 from 8-11pm! If you’re in the Nashville area please check out RAW at the Mercy Lounge.

Please buy a ticket for the event! Tickets are only $10, make sure to credit Sam Flegal as the artist you’re supporting!

Thanks!

http://www.rawartists.org/samflegal

Want to see a preview before you head over? No problem! Check out his website athttp://www.samflegal.com/!

About Sam Flegal:
Sam Flegal has been fascinated by the strange and the macabre from a very young age. Fortunately for his budding morbid creativity, he was raised in a household that encouraged his interest in all things weird—Sam’s father was a magician and his mother a ventriloquist and clown.

As an illustrator for both book covers and games, Sam specializes in painting strange scenes of epic fantasy and graphic horror. He describes his art as “stylized realism,” portraying fantastical things in a comic book- like graphic manner, but with an eye towards real life. Sam’s preferred medium is oil paint.

Sam also uses his strange imagination to help others realize their dreams of undeath through the power of Zombie Portraits. Like a caricature from a dark carnival, Sam takes the living and brings out their inner dead.

If you are interested in having a Zombie Portrait done of you or a loved one, or if you are interested in hiring Sam Flegal as an illustrator or having him as a guest at your convention, contact him at sam@samflegal.com. (care of his website)

In celebration of their recent releases, L R Barrett-Durham and E G Glover will be stopping at Applegarth Books in Millington, TN – so be sure to go out and see them!

L R Barrett-Durham just recently released the third book in her fantasy TRUST series, and invites you to read her tales!

E G Glover and L R Barrett-Durham also released their second book in their paranormal romance FEAR series, and hope you enjoy. Here is a twist, many of the actions happening in the sequel are occurring simultaneously as in the debut book. Fun, huh?

To learn more about Applegarth Books, please check out their link:
8507 Highway 51 N Millington, TN 38053
http://www.applegarthbooks.com/

To learn more about the authors, please check out their link:
http://fearandtrust.freewebspace.com/

L.R. Barrett-Durham self-published her first epic fantasy novel, Never Trust a Sorcerer, in September of 2011. She has published five books in her first year as an indie author.  While writing the second book to The Trust Series, Always Trust Your Honor, she met her coauthor E. G. Glover and began working on their paranormal romance series, The Fear Series. Book One, Fear the Beast Within, was finished in thirty-seven days and was published one day apart from Always Trust Your Honor. Book Two, Fear the Thirst Within, was published in May 2012.  Her newest novel, Book Three of The Trust Series, Forever Trust Your Aim, is fresh off the presses, being published September 4, 2012, just thirteen days shy of the one year mark.

A native of North Alabama, L R is not only an author, but also a freelance artist while she isn’t at her day job, being a Network Technician for one of the largest Credit Unions in Alabama. She illustrated the covers of each of her five books, in addition to designing the promotional banners as well as jewelry taken right from the descriptions provided on the pages of her books. She also makes fantasy stained glass dragons and gargoyles, and custom pieces. Check their website at http://fearandtrust.freewebspace.com/ or chat with them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/fearandtrust

E.G. Glover is new to the novel-writing scene with Fear the Beast Within, which was written and published with L R Barrett-Durham in January 2012. He flirted with idea of writing in high school by authoring various poems and short stories, but it wasn’t until recently that his dream of writing a novel became a reality.

Four short months later, he and L. R. Barrett-Durham published Book Two of The Fear Series entitled, Fear the Thirst Within. He is currently working on Fear the Emptiness Within, Book Three of The Fear Series, with Barrett-Durham.

This Alabama native’s hopes with this series are to prove that a romantic story can be told with a male’s point of view entwined, and still hold its romanticisms. Check their website at http://fearandtrust.freewebspace.com/ or chat with them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/fearandtrust.

Speculative fiction writer H David Blalock was reportedly delighted to be part of the Pulp Fiction project known as Pro Se Presents. 

Teaser from Pro Se Presents:
“Punching its way into its second year, PRO SE PRESENTS keeps on Puttin’ the Monthly Back Into Pulp!Image PSP 13 is chock full of old favorites and new faces! Chuck Miller brings a new chapter in the world of his psychedelic Pulp character, The Black Centipede! Noted writer H. David Blalock introduces readers to ‘Kelly’s Beast’! And Joshua Reynolds returns along St. Cyprian, Pulp’s favorite Royal Occultist! Magic, madness, murder, and more! Featuring Cover Design and Art Work from Sean E. Ali, Pro Se Presents 13 comes out blazing from Pro Se Press!” (https://www.createspace.com/3985827)

The best news? According to this article, Pro Se #13 is FOURTH among the best-selling Pulp Fiction! http://barryreese.net/2012/09/10/new-pulp-best-seller-lis…

But what is Pulp Fiction? “Pulp Fiction, known by many names and identified as being action/adventure, fast paced, hero versus villain, over the top characters and tight, yet extravagant plots, is experiencing a surge like never before! …Specializing in prose books, anthologies, and magazines, Pro Se has made a commitment to ‘Put Monthly Back Into Pulp’ and continues to do that successfully, producing at least one New Pulp fiction work every month!” (Pro Se Press, http://www.prosepulp.com/#!about)

Intrigued? Great! Feel free to pick up a copy of Pro Se #13, and then perhaps go to the Pro Se Press site and order some back issues.

Fans of the IN HELL series have said that the latest release, ROGUES IN HELL, is delightful. Yet what is the premise behind it? Quite simply, the reader follows historical figures surmised to have been sentenced to Hell for their heinous crimes. The stories either follow the faction wars that are happening in Hell, people trying to escape Hell, or other happenings going on. The themes for each anthology is in the title – LAWYERS IN HELL and ROGUES IN HELL being self descriptive.

So what did H David Blalock write about?

As mentioned, there are different factions in Hell who often war between themselves, not to mention those inside the factions plotting to get out. H David Blalock chose to explore the idea of the two Egyptian magicians who faced off with Moses and their scheme to escape hell – by leaving the Egyptian Hell and breaking into the Chinese Hell to get a Key from the Demon Guard there and using it to get out. Assigned to stop them is a Chinese General, but can he succeed?

Sound interesting? If that is not to your liking, there are other stories that are mentioned in several favorable reviews that might be more your taste.

Teaser on ROGUES IN HELL:Image
“Janet Morris leads her writers back to Hell.

Hot on the heels of Lawyers in Hell, the New Hell Sinday Times bestseller, comes ROGUES IN HELL…

The war heats up, Satan antes up, and rogues go adventuring as Hell’s landlord faces off with Heaven’s auditors.

Veteran Hellions sin again and new writers fall from grace:

Shirley Meier, Bradley H. Sinor, Michael Z. Williamson, Deborah Koren, Julie Cochrane, Bruce Durham, Janet Morris, Chris Morris, Richard Groller, H. David Blalock, Nancy Asire, Michael H. Hanson, Sarah Hulcy, Michael A. Armstrong, Larry Atchley, Jr., Bill Snider, Edward McKeown, John Manning, Jack William Finley, David L. Burkhead and Allan Gilbreath” (Care Of amazon.com)