The Official Pre-Christmas Writer’s Promotion Part 7

 

Looking for a good book this holiday season? Check out SoulServe: A Ray Garret/Lifeline Techno Thriller by Robert Shane Wilson.

Death is but a doorway … when SoulServe holds the key.

One by one, a group of scientists at Brizen Health are being murdered by … something. Doctors, subjects, and even janitors are reporting disturbances in Section 671, the Neuro-Technical Division. Ever since the death of Dr. Carl Broxson, the server room in Section 671 has maintained a negative 65 degrees Fahrenheit. Printers turn themselves on and print out
terrifying cryptic messages. People have been seeing things in and out of the virtual world of the Lifeline. Including the apparition of their beloved colleague Dr. Broxson himself.
When local police realize the case leads directly into the deep digital canyon of the Lifeline, Antivii agent Ray Garret is called to the scene to get to the bottom of things before another brilliant mind can be taken. But when his wife, Rhonda, starts falling at random and begins to have seizures, the ghost in Brizen Health could be Ray’s only hope to save the love of his life.

Check out SoulServe: A Ray Garret/Lifeline Techno Thriller by Robert Shane Wilson on Amazon.

The Official Pre-Christmas Writer’s Promotion Part 6

2014-01-23 14.48.17Looking for a good book this holiday season? Check out Secret Things by Stacey Longo. It’s a collection of unapologetic chillers. Perfect for your horror fan’s stocking, this collection of wickedly entertaining stories will compel you to lock the doors, keep the lights on, and ponder what it might be like to embrace the darker side of human nature.

Everybody has secrets. Sometimes they can kill you. Find out and purchase your own Secret Things here.

The Official Pre-Christmas Writer’s Promotion Part 5

 

Looking for a good book this holiday season? Check out Phoenix Island by John Dixon.

The dark thriller Phoenix Island, which F. Paul Wilson called “Lord of the Wolverine and Cool Hand Luke,” was the inspiration for the CBS TV series Intelligence.

When sixteen-year-old boxing champ Carl Freeman’s defense of a helpless stranger lands him in real trouble – a two-year sentence at an isolated boot camp for orphans – he’s determined to tough it out, earn a clean record, and get on with his life.

Then kids start to die.

Realizing Phoenix Island is actually a Spartan-style mercenary organization turning “throwaway kids” into bloodthirsty super soldiers, Carl risks everything to save his friends and stop a madman bent on global destruction.

Find out more on Phoenix Island.

The Official Pre-Christmas Writer’s Promotion Part 4

 

Looking for a good book this holiday season? Check out The Last Porno Theater by Nick Cato.

New York City, 1989. The Metro is the last theater to feature adult films projected on actual film, something manager Herschell Schwartzbaum takes much pride in. But the city is attempting to buy the theater to continue sanitizing Times Square. Despite barely making ends meet and having to deal with a small staff not as devoted as himself, Herschell refuses to budge. When one of his employees goes missing, Herschell is forced to hire a newbie. And just as he’s learning the ropes from Herschell and ace projectionist Cleon, The Metro begins to display some truly odd interior damage they won’t be able to hide from city officials forever.

Now Herschell and his staff must prepare for a battle against corrupt bureaucrats and their arsenal of unusual devices … and they’re about to get some help from The Metro itself … Find out more in The Last Porno Theater.

The Official Pre-Christmas Writer’s Promotion Part 3

 

Looking for a good book this holiday season? Check out Plague of Darkness by Daniel G Keohane.

People hide their secrets in the dark. Sometimes, that same darkness is what will eventually reveal them.

Eight months after Saint Gerard’s Episcopal Church closes its doors, the building has become the new home of Bill and Seyha Watts. The house, however, has plans for its new occupants. Trapped in a biblical darkness that can be felt, four people stumble through a surreal nightmare where the only escape is through their deepest fears and memories. Cut off from the outside world, they are prisoners of a power they cannot see, struggling to understand what is truth – and what is a lie

Keohane is a Bram Stoker Award-nominated author, whose other works include Margaret’s Ark and Solomon’s Grave.

The Official Pre-Christmas Writer’s Promotion Part 2

 

Looking for a good book this holiday season? Check out Zombie Bastard by Jerrod Balzer.

A delayed curse is taking effect, engulfing a Missouri town with the undead. Leading the onslaught is a creature that lacks mercy or compassion, only an intense drive to see the curse through. Its fate was sealed years ago, simply for being born a bastard.

Trevor is dealing with a curse of his own: he has the runs. On a desperate trek to visit his ailing mother, he searches for a decent place to relieve the pressure before moving on. All he wants is to have a movement in peace, but that Zombie Bastard won’t let him.

The Official Pre-Christmas Writer’s Promotion Part 1

 

Looking for a good book this holiday season? Check out The School That Screamed by William D. Carl.

Dolly Elliott’s School earned its reputation as a school for bad girls. Nestled within an isolated forest outside of the London suburbs, it’s the last stop for students who have been expelled from every other school in Europe. For the right price, the administrators guarantee a diploma for any girl, no matter how rebellious. But, the halls of Dolly Elliott’s are haunted by more than the laughter of the young women earning their degrees. At night, the wail of a baby can be heard emerging from the cellar, and foul odors permeate the dorms. Glimpses of blinded nuns disturb the daily routine of the young women. And something is moving from the other side of the mirrors, seeking a way into our world. It hates the living, especially the girls it jealously watches. When Laura Pennington arrives as a new student, she carries secrets, a past that led to her fleeing her last school screaming in terror.

On the same day, Sarah Stallworth begins teaching the young women of Dollie Elliott’s, and she brings her own baggage. When a young maid is horribly mutilated and a teacher is murdered, they launch an investigation into what roams the halls of the school at night. The past is trying to intrude upon the present, attempting to force its way into the new century. Can Laura and Sarah learn the terrible truth about the school before more women die?

The School That Screamed is a loving homage to the over-the-top exploitation films that were imported from Europe in the 1970s, a drive-in flick brought to vivid life on the page. Full of sex, sin, slashings, and secrets, it delivers a grindhouse sized dose of terror and laughter.

Connecticut Author Participates in Bacon Academy’s Annual Arts and Crafts Fair

By Jason Harris

Bacon Academy held its third annual Sleigh Bells Arts & Crafts Fair at Bacon Academy in Colchester, Connecticut. This year Hebron author Stacey Longo was on-hand selling and signing her books including Secret Things and Pookie and the Lost & Found Friend.2014-12-06 09.28.56

Author Stacey Longo holding her book, Secret Things.

Author Stacey Longo holding her book, Secret Things.

She also had a number of anthologies she has stories in at her table. One of the anthologies was Insanity Tales, which was published this past October.

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Book Review: ‘The Witch of Painted Sorrows’ by M.J. Rose

By Stacey Longo

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The Witch of Painted Sorrows, the latest offering from M.J. Rose, paints a tempestuous a portrait of a woman fleeing her corrupt husband to seek refuge with her grandmother in Paris. Sandrine, who has never known love, finds passion ignited within her when she meets Julien, discovers a talent for painting she never knew she had, and begins indulging both of these desires. The question becomes whether she is simply discovering her true self, or is there another, supernatural element involved?

Sandrine’s husband is responsible for her beloved father’s suicide, and Sandrine, unable to live with him a moment longer, escapes to her grandmother’s house to hide from him and find herself. Grand-mere is nervous having her granddaughter there, and fears that exposing Sandrine to the ghosts of their ancestors will set off a chain of events that can only end in despair and death for those possessed by the past. Sandrine is unwilling to accept that her newly awakened passions might be the result of a centuries-old courtesan witch. Her struggle to find herself and learn more about her fiery ancestor results in a climax embracing the basest of emotions: lust, love, hate, and vengeance.

Rose immerses the reader in a lush, vibrant scene of late nineteenth century Paris, and the reader immediately becomes a witness to the sumptuous scenes as they unfold. Senses are heightened as characters are drawn into a complex tale of witchery, ancestry, and fate; and Rose deftly guides us to a crescendo, resulting in an unexpected yet satisfying ending. It’s impossible not to feel affected and a bit emotionally drained after reading this story. Rose has brought her unique style and captivating tone to this tale, once again hypnotizing her readers in a world of beauty and mystery.

Pictures from Super Megafest 2014

By Jason Harris

 

Super Megafest has come to New England once again. It’s a show that draws hundreds of people every year. If you couldn’t make it this year, you will have two chances next year. There will be two Super Megafests next year. A Spring Edition in April to be held at the Marlborough Trade Center in Marlborough, MA. This convention will be held over three days, April 17 through 19. The Fall Edition will once again be held at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel in Framingham, MA. November 21 and 22.

Dwight Schultz (The A-Team, Star Trek: The Next Generation).

Dwight Schultz (The A-Team, Star Trek: The Next Generation).

Denise Crosby (Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Walking Dead).

Denise Crosby (Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Walking Dead).

Marina Sirtis (Star Trek: The Next Generation).

Marina Sirtis (Star Trek: The Next Generation).

Lee Arenberg (Pirates of the Caribbean series).

Lee Arenberg (Pirates of the Caribbean series).

Paul Amos (Lost Girl).

Paul Amos (Lost Girl).

Me and Kris Holden-Reid (Lost Girl).

Me and Kris Holden-Reid (Lost Girl).

Joe Pantoliano (The Matrix, Daredevil).

Joe Pantoliano (The Matrix, Daredevil).

Jamie Kennedy (Scream, Scream 2).

Jamie Kennedy (Scream, Scream 2).

Ian Ziering (90210, Sharknado).

Ian Ziering (90210, Sharknado).

Wrestler Scott Hall.

Wrestler Scott Hall.

Wrestler Kevin Nash (Magic Mike, Rock of Ages).

Wrestler Kevin Nash (Magic Mike, Rock of Ages).

Kiss Demon.

Kiss Demon.

Vincent Pastore (The Celebrity Apprentice, The Sopranos).

Vincent Pastore (The Celebrity Apprentice, The Sopranos).

Aileen Quinn (Annie).

Aileen Quinn (Annie).

Debbie Gibson (Mega Shark vs. Mecha Shark, Rock of Ages).

Debbie Gibson (Mega Shark vs. Mecha Shark, Rock of Ages).

Author Stacey Longo and musician Gary DeCarlo.

Author Stacey Longo and musician Gary DeCarlo.

Musician Micky Dolenz signing an autograph for a fan.

Musician Micky Dolenz signing an autograph for a fan.

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Authors Della Rita Rossetti and Lory La Selva Paduano.

Authors Della Rita Rossetti and Lory La Selva Paduano.

Spawn.

Spawn.

A Dalek from Dr. Who.

A Dalek from Dr. Who.

Santa Darth Vader.

Santa Darth Vader.

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A Starfleet officer.

A Starfleet officer.

BB hanging with the Ghostbusters.

BB hanging with the Ghostbusters.

Spawn.

Spawn.

BB hanging with some superheroes.

BB hanging with some superheroes.