The threads of the story and its protagonists are woven expertly together into a coherent, cohesive and spellbinding whole…

“The threads of the story (Only the Cold Remains) and its protagonists are woven expertly together into a coherent, cohesive and spellbinding whole. The author has created a viable and vibrant world-entity in which scenes, events, and characters, in a nightmarish and shockingly gripping arena, achieve authenticity and empathy. There are chilling descriptions of violence, mutilation and torture, not for the squeamish or faint-hearted. A gripping, searing read.”

Loved this brand new review of Only the Cold Remains. So much thanks goes out to the reader/reviewer.

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Time to do some READING!

So I’ve got a whole bunch of projects I’ve been itching to get started on. However, before launching into these, I’ve decided that I really need to carve out some more time to just read.

Having a one-year has pretty much forced me to choose between writing or reading — well, it’s now reading’s turn.

So for the next few months, pen goes down and up comes the books ( & ebook readers). Going to dive into some good indie reads that have been waiting on my shelves for too long.

I’ll keep this blog posted when/if I get to some real standouts.

Only the Cold Remains is FREE this week.

To celebrate the relaunch of The Sity: Book 1, Only the Cold Remains will be FREE for the rest of this week (until Sunday, Oct. 4th).

Make sure to pick up your Kindle copy.

US Link: http://www.amazon.com/Only-Cold-Remains-Sity-Book-ebook/dp/B00KXKDSCO
UK Link: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Only-Cold-Remains-Sity-Book-ebook/dp/B00KXKDSCO

THE SITY has a new look.

I’m very excited to reveal the badass, new cover for THE SITY (Book #1).

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Much thanks goes to Claire Traynor for her work on the original cover (which now becomes a collector’s item).

Only the Cold Remains is “NOT” for the faint of heart…

What Readers Think of Only the Cold Remains.

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  • “The story is a great one, told in a vivid way with a mix of hard-hitting brutality, action-packed sequences and thought provoking ideas. This book is captivating and difficult to put down once you get started!”
  • “This will definitely appeal to fans of sci fi, horror, thrillers, and mysteries, as it is full of exciting plot twists, gory fight scenes, and non stop action. But it will also appeal to those who crave books that really make you think critically about social, ethical, identity, and philosophical issues.”
  • “There is a lot going on in this book; action, intrigue, sparks of romance, secrets and politics, guilt and shame, love and loss, horror and doubt. The complexities of human nature will draw you in.”
  • “This book doesn’t hold back. Love, lust, violence, death, blood, gore, perversion, all of this and more is packed into this novel. It’s not for the faint of heart…”
  • “The story unravels layer by layer in several separate narratives, keeping the readers on their toes and sustaining a sense of mystery that works particularly well in this phenomenal futuristic, other-worldly and post-apocalyptic setting. This is a gripping and powerful science fiction novel with all ingredients to become a cult classic.”

It’s comments like these that drive me to keep writing. 🙂

“The Dark Side of Family.” Amazing Review for AHG 3.

Love this new review of AHG 3: Bound by Blood. So many twisted tales of family packed into one book.
-Curran
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VINE VOICEon September 19, 2015
At Hell’s Gates donates proceeds to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. This third volume focuses on the dark side of family:

LITTLE LOST LAMB by Patrick D’Orazio is a suspense story about a religious foster couple accepting a challenge.

THE MEEK SHALL INHERIT by C.T. Phipps is a post-apocalyptic tale about a diabetic father rescuing his wheelchair bound daughter from a cult.

MONSTERS by Sharon Stevenson recalls a father-son moment in an apocalypse.

THE RIDE by Sean T. Smith is a drama about breaking a vicious cycle of violence.

THE OLD MAN AND THE SEESAW by Stephen Kozeniewski is one of the freakiest zombie stories that I’ve ever read.

SPENCER FAMILY TRADITION by Stevie Kopas is the most disturbing family tradition EVER.

ROAD TRIP by Curran Geist is a fantastic sci-fi story filled with horror and is one of my favorites.

A MOTHER’S HEART by S.G. Lee is a twisted adoption story with a dramatic ending.

BEAUTIFUL SAVAGE by Devan Sagliani is an interesting perspective of a zombie outbreak.

PLANETOIDS, PRIVATEERS, AND OLDER THINGS by S.P. Durnin is a sci-fi story that would impress Lovecraft…with a touch of humor.

DAMAGED by Tim Marquitz is a story about domestic abuse with a supernatural twist.

THE MOTHER TONGUE by Terry Maggert is a vampire story with a religious theme.

THROUGH MOURNING by Brian W. Taylor is about a father missing his daughter.

NIGHTMARES DO COME TRUE by Suzanne Robb is a fantastic and horrific twist on werewolf lore.

LOVE THAT BINDS by Mikhail Lerma is a father-daughter moment in the apocalypse.

THE COFFIN IN THE REEDS by RJ Kennett warns that some things should be left unopen.

IN MINT CONDITION by David Sakmyster is a classic suspense story that is another favorite of mine.

ARM-RINGS AND HACK-SILVER by Christine Morgan is a tale about dysfunctional Norse family.

BLOOD TYPE by Paul Mannering takes the vampire genre to a new, scary place.

NEIGHBORS GOOD AND FAIR by Douglas Draa is a novella about a folklore nightmare.

FROM DARKNESS WE COME by Kerry Alan Denney is a frightening kidnapping.

DOMINIC by Shana Festa is a terrifying zombie short.

SACRIFICE by TM Caldwell is a great fantasy story about demonic possession.

A MATTER OF PERCEPTION by Lesa Kinney Anders is one of the best in the collection, with incredible narration from a young boy.

WE TAKE CARE OF OUR OWN by Sarah Lyons Fleming is a hellish homecoming.

THE MOTHER IN THE LAKE by Chris Philbrook has a Lovecraft element and is one of the most chilling stories in this anthology.

SUGAR AND SPICE AND SOMETHING NOT SO NICE by M. Lauryl Lewis shows how awful a dog bite can get.

NO MAN LEFT BEHIND by Timothy W. Long features a battle of epic proportions…great story to end on.

At Hell’s Gates: Bound By Blood is an excellent assortment of both new and established horror authors who twist and distort several sub-genres to create numerous versions of Hell. This includes quality storytelling without the stereotypical genre gimmicks, and horror fans will enjoy this creative effort for a worthy cause.

At Hell’s Gates: Bound By Blood is an excellent assortment of both new and established horror authors who twist and distort several sub-genres to create numerous versions of Hell. This includes quality storytelling without the stereotypical genre gimmicks, and horror fans will enjoy this creative effort for a worthy cause.

AHG 3: Bound by Blood is in a War!

I think it’s safe to say that the covers for the At Hell’s Gates Anthology series are pretty damn badass!

Well, let’s show our support with our votes.

AHG 3 is in the September Cover Wars over at the Masquerade Crew. Please take a second to vote for the book. There’s some other great covers, but none can compete with the Hell’s.

http://www.masqueradecrew.com/2015/09/septembers-cover-wars-round-one-vote.html