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Monthly Archives: April 2013

11/22/63 by Stephen King

            11/22/63 is the best Stephen King novel that I have read in years.  I have been down on the master of horror in recent years.  His latest work has made me think that he has lost a little off his fastball.  Although this still isn’t vintage King, it’s still damn good. 11/22/63 is a Read More…

An Interview with Scot Savage

Q:  Your first novel, Have Vampire, Will Travel, is set to be released Sunday, April 28th. What makes your novel different from other vampire stories?   A: We always stressed in our marketing this is “a vampire story with a different spin.” We’ve taken the liberty of re-writing the traditional rules/legends/lore about vampires. Some of Read More…

10 Questions with Benjamin Kane Ethridge

1.  How have you evolved as a writer since your breakthrough debut novel Black and Orange?   First, thanks for having for another interview Carl. I really appreciate it.   So, evolution, yeah… well, there are days that I feel like really exploring language and there are days when I feel the need to tell Read More…

Bottled Abyss by Benjamin Kane Ethridge

The best way to describe Bottled Abyss is dark. Benjamin Kane Ethridge in his sinister and brooding style weaves a spellbinding tale that uses the mythos of the River Styx in a way only he can tell.  He does this by exploring the psyches of his main characters, all of them flawed in some major Read More…

10 Questions with Travis Heermann

1.  What made you choose to set a story in feudal Japan?   I’ve been a fan of Japanese history and culture since I was in high school. If writers are designed to write things we’re passionate about, then writing a story with a Japanese setting was inevitable for me.   2.  Who has been Read More…

Heart of the Ronin by Travis Heermann

Heart of the Ronin is set in feudal Japan, a setting that Travis Heermann wove into the story with great skill to the point where it almost becomes like an extra character in the story.  The story’s protagonist, Ken’ishi, is an outsider as his name would suggest.  Taught in the art of the samurai by Read More…

Monster Mash Final Vampire vs. Wendigo

Monster Mash finals Vampire vs. Wendigo It all comes down to this.  The NCAA basketball tournament has nothing on the Monster Mash.  We’ve seen vampires bust through the Chupacabra and the mummy on the road to the finals.  Some interesting facts about vampires.  Many believe that the first vampire in history is Judas Iscariot.  The Read More…

Monster Mash semifinal werewolf vs. wendigo

Monster Mash semifinals Werewolf vs. Wendigo Werewolves, which also go by the name lycanthrope, become wolves under the right conditions such as being bit by another werewolf or having been cursed.  The concept of the werewolf originated in Europe, but can be found in legend throughout the world.  Their vulnerability to silver or silver bullets Read More…