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Happy Holidays (Your Gift Enclosed)


“Chatters on the Tide,” the first book in a 3-part series, is now free!

So, in the spirit of the holidays, I’ve decided to give away Chatters on the Tide, the first novel in my supernatural romance series The Montenegro Cycle.  I just cut the price, and it will take few days to update at your favorite retailers.  If you want it right now you can get it in any eBook format want by clicking here.

To be honest, my motivations are not entirely altruistic.  According the results of the 2015 Smashwords best practices survey that just came out today, a series with a free leader will sell more copies.  So it’s like some kind of karma where if you give a little you get a little back,

Here's the cover to my new supernatural romance eBook bundle. Pretty, huh?

Here’s the cover to my new supernatural romance eBook bundle. Buy this and you’ll save $2.00 off the retail price.

Getting the first book free is a good deal.  But the better deal is to get the whole danged 3-eBook bundle for $5.99, thereby getting the first book free and saving $2.00 off the total retail price of the other two.

Look, if you read the first book you’re going to want to read all three anyway, so why not go ahead and spend the $5.99 on the bundle?

My bizarre romance trilogy is guaranteed to give you chills in more ways than one! The Montenegro Cycle follows the friends and family of “Monty” Montenegro as they navigate the strange and occult-driven mysteries in which they seem to always find themselves trapped.

reviewsVol. 1, “Chatters on the Tide,” is the story of Monty’s friends Harold and Bonnie. Harold has lost his job, divorce is on the horizon, a religious cult believes he’s a prophet, and he’s being stalked by an eerie motorcycle club and its mute, wild-haired mascot named Gator. Is Harold really a prophet with miraculous powers? Can his skeptical wife Bonnie free him from the strange world into which he has fallen?

Vol. 2, “Ghilan” follows Monty’s son Ergie. A high-school slacker with too few friends, Ergie welcomes the friendship of the new kid at school. But Zack isn’t what he seems, his own parents have a hidden past, and he’s pretty sure he’s falling in love with his best friend Sellie. Can Ergie sort out his relationship with Sellie and find out the truth about Zack? And if he does, will he have the courage to do what he knows is right?

Vol. 3, “The 14th Mansion” picks up four years after the terrifying events of “Ghilan.” Ergie and Sellie are missing and the police have no leads. Ergie’s parents turn to three unlikely trackers locked in a bizarre love triangle — Gator the homeless mute, gruff repo man Billy, and Tonya the psychic with a troubled past. Are Ergie and Sellie still alive? And if they are, will the trio find them or simply self destruct?




My New Romance eBook Bundle — Pre-ordering Now Everywhere

Here's the cover to my new supernatural romance eBook bundle. Pretty, huh?

Nice cover, huh? Pre-order now.  Price goes up to $7.99 on Dec 1st.

Deep realization: my three novels are actually in the Supernatural Romance genre rather than the Horror or Supernatural Thriller category.  Are they creepy, weird, and strange?  Yes.

Are they “Rated R?”  Yes.  There’s sex, violence, monsters, swearing, guns, stab wounds, blood, corpses, and kinds of stuff that aren’t in your grandma’s romance books.  But that’s not what they’re really about.

These books are about love, growth, and transformation.  They’re about overcoming the dark forces that seem to be trying to drag us down into negativity, mediocrity, boredom, and sloth, or even further down into prejudice, violence, and hate.  My books are about overcoming gravity and finding love.

Why am I just realizing this now?  Give credit to my ongoing sublimation, my continual confrontation of the shadow, or just thank the teachings of Hermes Trismegistus.  But somehow I was able to clear away the mask and see that I wrote three romance novels that some people seem to really like.  Here’s what some reviewers said about the books in this series:

  • “A good read — Love the end!”
  • “A terrific read…is it real or just fiction? Cannot wait for the next book to come out.”
  • “It puts your belief between fact and fiction. You begin to second guess what you know as fact.”

Save $2.00 (and support your local writer) by pre-ordering the set for $5.99.  Price goes up to $7.99 on Dec. 1st.  That’s three complete eBooks, over 200,000 words of reading pleasure, for just $5.99.  If it was any cheaper it’d be free.

Pre-order at iTunes

Pre-order at Barnes & Noble

Pre-order at Smashwords in any eBook format

Pre-order for your KOBO eReader

Coming soon: The Calisthenics Codex

Calis Codex cover final for webGet ready — pre-orders will be opening soon.  More to come!

More about the eBook:

Centuries old and still going strong, calisthenics remain the most effective and efficient way to get in shape and stay that way. Whether you are a beginner just starting out, a dedicated weekday or weekend warrior craving variety, or a hardcore athlete looking for a fresh perspective or a new challenge, “The Calisthenics Codex” has something for you.

People who know the truth about functional fitness — from elite military forces to boxers, MMA fighters, models and actors — rely on calisthenics to realize their goals. Are you sick of not being in the kind of shape you want to be in? All you need to remedy the situation is a copy of “The Calisthenics Codex”, fifty square feet of available floor space in your basement, garage, den, or backyard, and a little bit of attitude and determination. What are you waiting for?

Over 2,000,000 possible workouts! “The Calisthenics Codex” features 50 calisthenics, each fully explained, illustrated with photos, and arranged into lists that target your interests and fitness level. Choose one of 12 different workout types and then select exercises from 26 groupings like “Gym Class Flashback”, “Steampunk Nightmare”, and “Self Destruct Sequence” to create workouts that suit your goals, interests, and fitness level. The possibilities are virtually endless.

Beginners get started right, with easy calisthenics such as Front Planks, Dirty Dogs and Lunges, and learn how to warm up, cool down, and stretch. Advanced players are presented with brutal exercises like Barrel Roll Push-ups, Hindu Squats, and Bodybuilders, and face tough challenges like “Gut Check” and “Death March.”

And as an added bonus, you’ll find out how to complete any workout and get your name in the Calisthenics Codex Hall of Fame!

No equipment. No gym memberships. No excuses.

Pre-order my New Book and Get Free Stuff

The 14th Mansion — Available July 1st 2014!

You should go and pre-order my upcoming horror and occult mystery thriller The 14th Mansion right now.  Why?  Because it’s good.  But, if you need a better reason than that, I’ll give you free stuff.

The way I see it, you blog-follower-pre-ordery-type people are my most loyal fans, so I should do something nice for you, right?

All you have to do is go pre-order the book by clicking one of the links at the bottom of this post and then make a comment below.  Make sure you check the box that allows you to follow subsequent comments.  On release day — July 1st — I’ll post a coupon code in the comments of this post that will allow you to download the other two books in the series free at Smashwords.com!  If you’re such a hardcore fan that you’ve already read the other two, just say so and I’ll send you an envelope full of real live actual ‘zines — booklets, short stories, and other print items written by yours truly that you can’t get any other way (unless of course you run into me at Richmond Zinefest or if you come to DC Zinefest this August).

Are you still here?  What are you waiting for?  Here are links to the most popular places you can pre-order The 14th Mansion.

Smashwords Pre-order page

Barnes and Noble Pre-order page

Baker & Taylor Blio Pre-order page

Flipkart Pre-order page






Another Update: The 14th Mansion

Rough draft was supposed to be done by 5/15 and it wasn’t.  Finally got it wrapped up in August.

Then I gave the rough draft to my editor (a.k.a. my wife) and she said there were some fundamental flaws.  Let it sit for a month, went back, and found out she was being nice.  It’s a worthless, steaming pile of cow dung.  It’s gonna take an additional five thousand words and some serious rearranging to make it right.

Sorry fans (all three of you), this thing isn’t going to be out until first of the year.

Write a Review and Get Free Stuff

Want some free stuff?  All you have to do is write a review of any of my books.   (preferably on Smashwords but I’m not picky).

Look people, I don’t have a staff of editors and a publishing house helping me polish my material.  I need feedback!  So I’m giving away four prizes — one for each of the four eBooks I have available.

The first review of each book gets a priority mail grab bag stuffed with a fat pile of my zines, a signed copy of the original perfect bound Cabal Fang Manual, and other miscellaneous items.  If you review Ghilan I’ll sweeten the deal and add a little something extra to the bag I think you’ll dig — a printout of the full 600+ word Ghilani lexicon (that’s the language spoken by the creatures known as ghilan).

Just write your review and post a link in the comments right here.

Someday, if I start selling more books than James Patterson, the stuff in this grab bag could be worth a gabillion dollars.  Think of it as an investment.  Sort of like buying up a ton of real estate back in 2008…


The Colleagues of Professor Van Helsing (review)

I recently read Rick Russell’s The Colleagues of Professor Van Helsing over at Smashwords.  This book was really fun (and hard to beat for 99 cents).

I had been intending to read something by Machen and Blackwood, and had long thought it would be fun to read some of Aleister Crowley’s fiction, so I was very excited to find this book. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Mr. Russell’s introductions to each tale are worthy and sound, as is his prologue, and I may well read more of his compilations. My only criticism is that Mr. Russell did not include the original publication date for each story, but that omission doesn’t diminish enjoyment.

I must say that the most unsettling of all the tales was Crowley’s “An Old Head on Young Shoulders.”

Go check out Rick’s book, and while you’re there, check out mine too.