It needed to be said.
As you probably know, “Beautiful Things” has been free on Amazon this weekend and will continue to be until tomorrow. During that time, it has become a bestseller in two Amazon Kindle categories, so I wanted to extend my heartfelt thanks to everyone who has picked up a copy and/or given me a signal boost. I hope you enjoyed the story and, more importantly, I hope you stick around for all the cool stuff I’m working on, which includes–eventually–the further adventures of Mitzi and Wolfrik.
A five-star review from Paula Limbaugh over at Horror Novel Reviews.
Mitzi Weinhaus is the talentless daughter of two Munich Kabarett stars. One night, in an underground club that has so far escaped Nazi detection, she meets the enigmatic singer Giselle, who offers her the chance to be a hero. All Mitzi has to do is infiltrate the notorious Dachau death camp, but she won’t have to do it alone.
Teamed up with the mysterious Wolfrik, for whom she develops an alarming attraction, Mitzi soon finds herself ensnared in a world of secret societies, super-soldiers, monsters, and gods. Double-crossed on all sides, it is up to her to save her parents from certain death–and to save her heart from one of the most powerful beings in the universe.
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(And thank you to Fox & Raven Publishing for taking such good care of this story!)
Dive into fourteen tales of non-themed horror, with short stories and dark poems by some of the best horror writers in the world, including a story by the master himself, Graham Masterton.
Allow the very first installment of Tales from the Lake to transport you to lakeside terror in “Lover, Come Back to Me”, “Lady of Lost Lake”, and “Game On”; journey to the basement of your local pet store in “Dead Pull” and your neighborhood pub in “O’Halloran’s”; visit the apocalypse in “Devil’s Night”; travel to Africa in “Witch-Compass” and “The Reunion”; spend time with talking dolls in “Don’t Look at Me”; experience the horrors of drug addiction from close up in “Junksick”; and climb a ladder to the heavens in “Perrollo’s Ladder”.
Tales from the Lake Vol.1 includes the winning stories from the 2013 Tales from the Lake Horror Writing Competition: a nautical tale in Jennifer Loring’s “The Fine Art of Wrecking”; a bizarre story of strange addictions in J. Daniel Stone’s “Alternative Muses”; and a cult horror story in the jungles of South America in William Ritchey’s “Las Maquinas”.
Grab a copy now at:
Crystal Lake Publishing (Kindle): http://www.crystallakepub.com/tales-from-the-lake-vol1.php
Universal Amazon Link (paperback and Kindle): http://getbook.at/AmazonLakeVOne
Smashwords (Various eBook formats): https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/441847
From Crystal Lake Publishing’s Joe Mynhardt:
Jenn Loring, winner of the 2013 Tales from the Lake horror writing competition, talks about her winning story, “The Fine Art of Wrecking”, in Crystal Lake Publishing’s upcoming Tales from The Lake Vol.1.
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At long last, my dieselpunk novelette Beautiful Things will be available on Friday! Check out the awesome announcement page over at Fox & Raven Publishing.
Like many people, I enjoy a good drink. Especially when I’ve just completed a book–I deserve to celebrate! I am also obsessed with chocolate. 1,000 Vegetarian Recipes happens to combine these two delights into a recipe called “Homemade Mocha Cream Liqueur”. All credit goes to Carol Gelles for this wonderful concoction.
You will need:
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
1 1/2 tbsp cocoa
2 tsp instant coffee
1 14-oz can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup vodka
2 tsp vanilla
In a saucepan, stir together sugar, water, cocoa, and instant coffee. Cook, stirring, over medium heat until all ingredients have dissolved and are combined. Remove from heat. Stir in condensed milk, cream, vodka, and vanilla. Pour into a container and chill.
I like it mixed with iced coffee, though I’ve also been known to drink it straight over ice, because chocolate.