I moved

Hey! What are you doing here? I moved to Blogger so check out my new online home. No offense to WordPress but the .com version just has too many limitations to it and I figured why deal with learning all of WP.com’s quirks when I’m already familiar with Blogger?

Hope to see you over there.


Have a Dreadful Hump Day tomorrow with a FREE copy of Dreadful Beginnings

Dreadful BeginningsWell, I’ve had a couple of dreadful days the last couple of days, and it had nothing to do with anything good because the hot water heater decided to die. Life without hot water is definitely not fun so we got to take a special trip to Lowe’s. Yah! Not!

Fortunately, you can have a perfectly Dreadful day on Wednesday and all it involves is dropping by Amazon US or Amazon UK to grab your free copy of Dreadful Beginnings, the first book in the new ‘Penny Dreadful’ urban fantasy series. I hope you stop by and give Penny’s first outing with Doctor Horror a try.

The free promotion ends Wednesday night at midnight.

Dreadful Beginnings
(A Penny Dreadful Novella)

There are things out there. Dark and scary things that will kill you in strange and terrible ways. They live in shadows and feast on blood. They don’t belong in our world, but they’re here. You don’t have to freak out, though, because there’s this guy out there too. He calls himself Doctor Horror and he fights those bad things, but he needs help in his fight against the darkness.

Lucky for him, I’m the right girl for the job.

When you think of home, you probably think of chilling out in front of the TV or hanging with friends on the latest social media hotspot. What you probably don’t think about are killer hairdryers and murderous stuffed bunnies that want to make sure you don’t wake up from your blissful slumber. These are the kinds of things that might happen when you accidentally release a demon while playing witch. Hey! Don’t look at me that way. My friend was doing the spellcasting. I was just there.

Demon-killing isn’t something I considered as an actual profession until a guy named Doctor Horror showed up and asked for my help in dealing with this supernatural pest. Once I got over his strange name, it seemed like a pretty good deal. Killing demons definitely sounded better than telemarketing. Ugh! More importantly, this thing was trying to kill me and my friends… and that just doesn’t work for me.

Now, armed with Doc’s little suitcase of goodies and a special bracelet that has a mind of its own, I’m going to show this demon why he would’ve been better off staying in Hell.

Enter to win a free eCopy of Dead Man Walking

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Dead Man Walking by Marty ShawPenny Dreadful is on the prowl but let’s not forget there are zombies out there too. The Horror Blog & Dark Home of Tyr Kieran is hosting a giveaway and five zombie fans are going to win a free copy of my zombies-in-prison short story, Dead Man Walking… and now’s a great time to join the undead fun because I’m currently working on a larger and more in-depth version of the tale because so many fans requested more from Griffin as he battles the zombie plague. This is your chance to find out where it all begins.

To enter for your chance to win, just leave a comment here answering this question – Would a prison be the best or worst place to be during the Zombie Apocalypse?

I’m looking forward to seeing your responses over at Tyr’s place. They can be serious, thought-provoking, or even funny. I can’t wait to see what you have to say.

Cover Reveal: Dreadful Beginnings

Dreadful Beginnings

Well, I’ve been saying for awhile now that Penny Dreadful was on her way, and she’s finally arrived. Say hi to Penny and the cover of Dreadful Beginnings. The book will be arriving on Amazon, Smashwords, and Barnes & Noble soon, so keep an eye out for it.

Dead Man Walking is now available at Barnes & Noble and Smashwords

That’s right. The zombie infection is spreading, and it’s no longer confined to the Kindle. Dead Man Walking, my debut zombies-in-prison short story, is now available at Smashwords and Barnes & Noble.

If you’ve been avoiding Griffin’s first adventure because of a desire to avoid lining the pockets of Amazon, then now’s the perfect time to give the story a try. Why? Because fans have demanded more so Griffin will be back, fighting to survive in a world that’s crumbling around him.

Also, my new urban fantasy novella, Dreadful Beginnings, will be available in multiple formats soon. Keep an eye out for it because the world of demon hunters will never be the same after Penny Dreadful arrives on the scene.

Bedbugs are coming to the big screen

Bedbugs by Ben WintersI was introduced to Ben Winters’ Bedbugs by watching the awesome book trailer that came out for the book’s release. I loved the realism of it and I dare you to watch the preview without getting the urge to change your sheets.

Shock Til You Drop recently reported that Ti West (The Innkeepers, House of the Devil) has been tapped to adapt Bedbugs for the big screen, and I’m curious to see how the story might look on film.

I recently read a guest post by Colin F. Barnes on R.A. Evans’ blog that talked about how people tend to become desensitized to horror because of society’s exposure to it in literature, movies, and even on the nightly news. Barnes says ” a good psychological fear will hit harder and longer than a pus-filled zombie every single time,” and I tend to agree with that, although nothing beats a good zombie tale, in my opinion.

With that in mind, I believe bedbugs, which have made their own appearances on the nightly news every now and then, are perfect candidates to provide chilling entertainment in a theater. After all, it’s unlikely that you’ll encounter a brain-hungry zombie on the way home but bedbugs are real… and that amps up the suspense quite a bit.

If you haven’t heard of Winters’ book before, I’ve provided the synopsis below, along with the trailer. Don’t say I didn’t warn you when you find yourself in the shower, scrubbing your skin raw.

FOR RENT: Top two floors of beautifully renovated brownstone, 1300 sq. ft., 2BR 2BA, eat-in kitchen, one block to parks and playgrounds. No broker’s fee.

Susan and Alex Wendt have found their dream apartment.

Sure, the landlady is a little eccentric. And the elderly handyman drops some cryptic remarks about the basement. But the rent is so low, it’s too good to pass up.

Big mistake. Susan soon discovers that her new home is crawling with bedbugs . . . or is it? She awakens every morning with fresh bites, but neither Alex nor their daughter Emma has a single welt. An exterminator searches the property and turns up nothing. The landlady insists her building is clean. Susan fears she’s going mad—until a more sinister explanation presents itself: she may literally be confronting the bedbug problem from Hell.

Happy Easter

Happy Easter 8^)


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