Mara is a Japanese-American girl with a history of personal tragedy. Though she still cuts to quell the pain, she thought she had left the worst behind her. But her boyfriend’s sudden death and a visit to one of the most haunted places in Washington State send her into a spiral of madness that lands her in a psychiatric ward.
Already suffering from dreams of a strange, ghost-infested house in the woods, Mara begins to question the very existence of reality. She is forced to confront the truth of her older sister’s brutal murder and, unable to distinguish between nightmare and waking any longer, the reason the ghosts have chosen her as their conduit.
“An evocative journey into the darkest realms of a troubled psyche. Part ghost story, part psychological suspense, Conduits is an astonishing debut from a bold new voice in horror. Don’t miss it!” —Tim Waggoner, author of The Way of All Flesh
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I’ve been traveling a lot over the past couple weeks and haven’t had much time to post, but I wanted to mention a few things:
1. I now have the release dates for all four books from Permuted Press.
10/13/2015 Those of My Kind
11/10/2015 A Place With The Dead
12/8/2015 Dusk of Hope
5/3/2016 The Ones Who Came Back
You’ll be able to buy the whole trilogy just in time for Christmas next year. :)
2. Conduits received a very nice review from author Nick Cato. Check it out at The Horror Fiction Review.
3. After 13 years, I have a new tattoo.
In another month or so it’ll have color and more shading/detail, but it’s already pretty awesome. Monique Ligons of Body Graphics is doing the work, and I can’t recommend her enough.
4. I finally saw Nine Inch Nails this week. Having been a fan since I first heard Pretty Hate Machine in the 8th grade, I was not disappointed by the 24-year wait. Excellent show (plus Soundgarden!), made even better by seeing it with my sister.
And now I’m off to see this Guardians of the Galaxy movie I’ve heard so much about.
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.
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