This week I’m reviewing Freaks of Nature, a mishmash of zombies, vampires, and aliens. Here’s what it’s about: “In Freaks of Nature, we welcome you to Dillford, where three days ago, everything was peaceful and business as usual: the vampires were at the top of the social order, the zombies were at the bottom, and the humans were getting along in the middle. But this delicate balance was ripped apart when the alien apocalypse arrived … Read more
This week’s review is Summer of Blood, and this review won’t be pretty. Here’s what it’s about: “Erik Sparrow is one of the lucky ones. He’s got a good job. He’s in a stable relationship. He lives in one of the greatest cities in the world. Does he deserve it? Probably not. He’s not too bright. He’s not very attractive. He’s not at all ambitious. He’s chubby and he’s always complaining. And when his girlfriend … Read more
Today’s Halloween book review is The Witch Casts a Spell by Suzanne Williams. Here’s what it’s about: With its delightfully hair-raising surprise ending, this Halloween frolic is set to the tune of “The Farmer in the Dell” I had fun reading this story with the music of The Farmer in the Dell in my head. What I really liked about this book is the illustrations. Barbara Olsen did a spectacular job! Very creative! It’s a … Read more
Molly slumped in her chair. She was feeling weaker this morning and could barely lift her arms to scratch the constant itching sensation on her neck. Her husband sat beside her in their doctor’s office, and she wished Dr. Lewis would hurry up. He was already ten minutes late. A damn doctor should be on time to his appointments, especially when delivering a prognosis. Her husband, Bill, reached over and took her hand. “No matter … Read more
R. J. Robyn and I have returned to writing Bloodleggers. As originally planned, we will release the popular vampire serial in episodes once a month here and on the Friday Frights website as a part of Serial Sunday. What’s It About When FBI Agent William Knox is sent to Denver to investigate a rash of missing persons, he meets indentured vampire, Regina Todd, and together they must unravel a dark maze of crime syndicates, secret … Read more
I owe everyone an apology for causing the delay of the next part of Bloodleggers. A couple hours after I woke up on my birthday back on the 17th of the month I realized I’ve been dealing with writer’s block for quite some time. I wrote about it in my blog in Okay, I’m Blocked…Now What? back on the 19th if you’d like to know more. Anyways, R.J. had a part ready for editing while … Read more
“The humans are ignorant and undisciplined. Transformation to our kind without the proper trials and necessary years of indentured servitude is an error in judgment.” –Elder Ysabell of Clan de Bohun, Scotland, The Congress of Glenluce, 1183 A.D. November 5th, 2008, Mile High Mortuary, 6th Avenue, Denver Colorado Regina Todd paced the shiny concrete floor of the crematorium holding a cell phone against her ear with one hand and nervously flicking the black polish off her … Read more
It’s hell week again, or should I say hell half week. Wednesday is the next release of Bloodleggers and I’m pulling my hair out, still. So I’ve opened up a bottle of wine and toasted to the hair I have left. A new wine I haven’t tasted, Raia 2007 Shiraz. Not bad. My greatest challenge has been changing from a terse 1st person present tense, as The Courier is written, to 3rd person. If you … Read more
R.J. found this film and it looked interesting, so I put it in the Netflix queue. Actually watched it a couple weeks ago and am now getting to finish up a quick review. First of all, her’s what it’s about per Amazon: A notorious bank robber kills his wife and flees the police, only to be captured by a mysterious group of figures in an abandoned town. His beautiful daughter, Lila Lee (played by the … Read more
The first part of Bloodleggers has been published on Blood Reads. READ IT… WIN A FREE EBOOK In honor of our first release, we’re holding a drawing to win a free eBook published by eBookUndead. Leave a comment on Blood Reads before the release of part 2 on July 28th and you’re entered to win. Hope you’ll drop by Blood Reads to read.
We’re pretty sure the Colorado vampires are coming out to read the first part of Bloodleggers tomorrow. Here’s the proof: Western Slope woman blames vampire for car crash
No time to whine this week. Gotta finish up Bloodleggers part one early this week. Actually need to finish up part one and two before the end of the week. YIKES! We’re trying to get ahead by at least a month, and I’m holding up progress. But just for fun, what would an event like the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre be like if the gangsters were vampires?
Last week, after R.J. posted Searching for Billy Knox, introducing one of our main characters, I promised to do the same for Regina Todd, and here it is. Regina’s interview is also included in a character interview blogfest on Echoes of a Wayward Mind. I found this fest yesterday thanks to Roland D. Yeomans. So please follow the links after you read here to support other authors interviewing their characters. Regina’s interview is written from … Read more
Two posts from me in two days… the Pillars of Heaven must be trembling. Today I awoke to find a new resident in my head, a character that I knew would have to arrive sooner or later, but I was surprised to find that he took up residence this morning. He’s a vampire, born almost 2000 years ago in Syria. And he’s a lot of work, because just finding out what he knows is going … Read more
I don’t really have anything to whine about today. I’m over my latest bout of anemia as of yesterday and actually had the energy to get out of bed at 3:50 A.M. this morning. Still had to head to the Keurig brewer first thing and watched the strongest brew stream into the cup. Ahhh…the aroma of morning coffee. I got a bunch of yard work done yesterday. I love yard work! Really gives you the … Read more
W.J. here. Every Friday, R.J. Robyn and I will answer your questions in this Ask the Author segment. If you have a question for us, submit it via our question form. This week we’re answering the question, why write a vampire novel when the market is so saturated with them already? First off, we’re nuts. For me, I had no intentions of ever writing a vampire novel until I answered a forum question on Vamplit … Read more
We are just moving in, so pardon our mess. Who are we? Two long time friends who have decided to embark on a joint effort to write a vampire novel. What is that you’re saying? You’re tired of vampire novels? Well we have actually found a theme that’s not tired and overdone. Don’t believe us? Well you’ll have to drop and read our story. Bloodlegger is a serial novel released once a month on … Read more
How COOL is this!! Eliza Dushku dresses up as a gangster vampire at Heidi Klum’s 10th Annual Halloween Party. She’d make an excellent bloodlegger. Edit by R.J…And now, with a little bit of photoshop magic.. .
Last weekend I added another movie to my favorite horror movie’s list. While this is a vampire movie, it is more about a young misfit boy coming of age. After he meets a vampire girl who appears to be around his age, he falls in love with her. As their relationship progresses, her influence empowers him to stand up against a group of bullies who are tormenting him. What I liked, first and foremost about … Read more
I watched 30 Days of Night because I loved the idea of vampires taking over a town in Alaska during 30 straight days of night. Unfortunately it fell short, primarily because they followed the typical Hollywood horror/thriller movie formula–bad guys come to town, bad guys kill the people, heroes fight bad guys and survive. What did I like? I enjoyed the cinematography and the fresh story idea (not the story line), as well as appreciated … Read more