Year of the Zombie… plus, y’know, Halloween

This month has been crazy for new releases of which I’m a part. It’s almost serendipitous the way things have come together, seemingly by accident, to give me 6 different releases this October! So, I thought I’d take a moment to share them all here.

On October 12th, the HWA Poetry Showcase Volume II was released, including my poem A Part of You.

HWA Poetry Showcase Vol 2

October 21st was the date my tie-in novelette Worthy Vessel was released by Privateer Press/Skull Island.

Worthy Vessel cover

On October 22nd, Indie Authors Press released Spooky Halloween Drabbles 2015, in which I have three 100-word stories: Samhain Festival, Trick or Treat, and The Border Into Darkness.

Spooky Halloween Drabbles 2015

October 23rd brought Eyes of Prometheus Vol II, edited by Richard H Alan, and including my zombie tale Smoke and Memories.

Eyes of Prometheus II

Today, on October 28th, two different anthologies were released by different presses, both including a zombie tale by yours truly.

First, Corpus Deluxe Undead Tales of Terror from Indie Authors Press, which includes my story No Rest.

Corpus Deluxe_Undead Tales of Terror Vol I

Second, the long awaited and much anticipated Putrefying Stories from Stupefying Stories/Rampant Loon Press, edited by Bruce Bethke. This includes the 2nd-ever zombie story I wrote, and which has a lot of personal meaning, titled From Colorado.

PutrefyingStories01

So there they are. Quite impressive, if I do say so myself! I’m extremely proud and delighted to be involved with all of them. They’ve all got that horror vibe, perfect for the Halloween season.

So, if you’re looking for something scary, why not try one of these gems.

Advertisements

Rose Blackthorn – “Worthy Vessel” Interview

Aeryn Rudel over at Rejectomancy was kind enough to interview me about my first foray into the Iron Kingdoms. Take a few minutes and check it out!

REJECTOMANCY

I recently spoke with kickass horror writer Rose Blackthorn about her latest release “Worthy Vessel,” a novelette published by Skull Island eXpeditions/Privateer Press and set in their Iron Kingdoms universe. This was Rose’s first whack at writing media tie-in, so I asked her about the process of writing “Worthy Vessel” and how it differed from the other fiction she’s written.

SIX-Called-to-Battle-WorthVessel-1MB

Full disclosure: This was one of the last projects I spearheaded during my tenure at Privateer Press, and I specifically targeted Rose to write it. She’s one of the best horror authors I know, and I figured the Nightmare Empire of Cryx, with its oodles of undead, soul-sucking sorcery, and general nastiness would be right up her alley.

Here’s what Rose had to say about “Worthy Vessel.”

1) Give us the details on your new novelette “Worthy Vessel.” What’s it about? Why is it awesome?

Set in the Iron Kingdoms…

View original post 1,121 more words

25 super terrific, terrifying tales for Halloween

Want some free, bite-sized bits of Halloween fun? Check out this list of short scary tales for the holiday.

parlor of horror

halloween fall banner

Halloween Horror *Free Read 2015* Best Stories on the internet!

I’m hoping you horror fans will take the next few days and read some of the horror fiction posted here. If you find a story you like in particular, follow links and check out the author’s additional works. We are living in a unique time where traditional publishers are not willing to publish new writers but will only stick with the sure thing – the Top authors with long term proven sales records. That means many great writers will not get the support they need to grow.

These tales are short, what many would call flash fiction, great for a quick horror fix,perfect for reading on your morning commute to work on the subway or bus, ideal for reading all the way through on your lunch break at work or waiting in the car to pick up your children or loved…

View original post 373 more words

Called to Battle: WORTHY VESSEL

Worthy Vessel cover

Worthy Vessel now available from Skull Island Expeditions…

In the blighted lands of Cryx, death is the inevitable price of power. 

The fearsome sorcerer and pirate Darragh Wrathe has long terrorized the oceans of western Immoren in the name of Toruk the Dragonfather, but the great dragon’s blessings are a double-edged sword, and the blighted energies Wrathe calls forth to destroy his enemies are slowly consuming him. Now with death an ever-present shadow at his side, Darragh Wrathe makes a pilgrimage to the black isle of Skell at the heart of the Nightmare Empire. There he will present himself to the enigmatic necrotechs of Cryx and seek to replace his failing body with the dark science of necromechanika. But immortality comes with a steep price, and Darragh Wrathe must barter more than his flesh to prove himself a worthy vessel of Toruk’s power.

This is by far one of the creepiest, most disturbing pieces of WARMACHINE fiction I’ve read, but, you know, in a good way. Cryx fans, you’re gonna dig this one. ~ Aeryn Rudel

Included eBook formats:
PDF
ePub
Mobi
…also, now available at Amazon.