Monday, September 25, 2017

Apocalypse Monday

Since we're going through a hot and humid Indian summer here in New England, right now this is my fantasy apocalypse. I just don't want to shovel it.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

A Month of Hell

No, I'm not talking about those first few weeks back to school. I plan on celebrating the 21 October release of Wasteland in Red Square: Book Two of the Hell Gate Saga with a month-long event, which will include two give away contests. Hell has never been so much fun.

I'll be posting more details as the time gets closer, but right now this is what is scheduled throughout October:

1-5 October: Burning Willow Press will be giving away the Kindle version of Hell Gate free on Amazon.

7 October: Cover reveal for Wasteland in Red Square.

10 October: I'll be posting the first chapter.

12-17 October: Contest to give away five autographed copies of Hell Gate. (details to be announced)

18 October: Announce contest winners.

21 October: Day-long book launch party with several guest writers. The schedule of hosting writers will be posted later.

25-30 October: Contest to give away two boxes of Hell Gate swag. (details to be announced)

31 October: Announce contest winners.

Please keep checking back for more details. This is one time you really do want to go to Hell.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Winners of the 2017 Summer Indie Book Awards

Again, let me thank everyone who voted for Hell Gate for the 2017 Summer Indie Book Awards. Unfortunately, I did not make the top three in Fantasy. But we gave it a good shot.

A lot of  excellent writers and works did win, including many Burning Willow Press authors. Below is a list of the all the winners. Congratulations, guys! Well earned.

  1. The Collective by Riley Edwards and Jonathan Edward Ondrashek
  2. Ghostly Writes by Plaisted Publishing House
  3. Man Behind the Mask by David Owain Hughes, Alizabeth Lynn, Ashlei Hawley, Ashley Rose Gustavson, Cassie Ann L Millier, Chasity Nicole, Chris Genovese
  1. Breaking the Glass Slipper by Sherry Rentschler
  2. The Puppet Master by Stephen E. Crockett
  3. From Cropduster to Airline Captain by LeRoy Brown
  1. Dragon Lightning by Jenny Burke
  2. Giorgio and the Olive by J.L. Gonzalez
  3. A Home for Emy by Chris Turnbull
  1. An Enlightening Quiche by Eva Pasco
  2. Ice – Knights of Silence by Amy Cecil
  3. Enigma of Life by Shandi Boyes
  1. Take You Home by T.J. Spade
  2. Right to Silence by Lily Luchesi
  3. Welcome to Central City by Adam C. Mitchell (Tied with Blood Lust by Markie Madden and Siren Song by Markie Madden)
  1. Catch Me if I Fall by Kay Blake
  2. Freak by Erin Lee
  3. Her Name was Sam by Erin Lee
  1. Untamed by Madeline Dyer
  2. Border Lines by L.E. Fitzpatrick
  3. Operation Child by Jaci Wheeler
  1. Disgraceful by Dee Palmer
  2. Blurred Edges (Volume 2) by Kane Caldwell
  3. Waiting by R.M. Gauthier
Fantasy (Tied for 2nd)
  1. Hat Trick by Jeremy Croston
  2. Color of Evil by S K Wee
  3. The Council by Kayla Krantz
  4. Playing with Fire by Clare Meyers and Cris Meyers
  1. Letters Away by Elias Raven and Sharon Johnson
  2. A Nest of Hornets by Robert Krenzel
  3. The Beekeeper’s Daughter by Jane Jordan
  1. Shadow Puppets by Carver Pike
  2. Odium IV by Claire C. Riley
  3. Dead Normal by D M Singh
  1. Christmas Miracle in July by R.M. Gauthier
  2. Horny Santa by Ethan Radcliff
  1. Welcome to E. Mayberry by Chris Genovese
  2. Actually, Don’t Write a Book About Me by Leia Star
  3. FaeTal by Becca Moree
  1. Severed Heart by Kristy Ferguson
  2. Agents of Shadow by Richard Crofton
  3. Patriots Passing by Summer Prescott
New Adult
  1. Tomoiya’s Story: Escape to Darkness by C.A. King
  2. Concealed by the Night by Michael James
  3. In Her Woods by Jaxson Kidman and London Casey
  1. Tomoiya’s Story: Collecting Tears by C.A. King
  2. The Ghost in the Mirror by Faith Gibson
  3. Kiss of Vengeance by E.A. Copen
  1. Deceit Can be Deadly by Nicky Charles
  2. Night Orchid by L. Lombard
  3. My Champion by Alanea Alder
  1. Love Letters Destroyed by Winter M. Balefire
  2. Inhale Love Exhale Poetry by Lo-arna Green
  3. Nova by Joanne Van Leerdam
Romance (Tie for second place)
  1. My Light by Echo Hart
  2. Refusing to Expire by Tricia Daniels
  3. Fit for a King by Susan Fisher-Davis
  4. Hart of Country by Kris Nacole
Science Fiction
  1. Riddle of the Gods by Lyra Shanti
  2. Starstruck by S.E. Anderson
  3. Zeeka Chronicles by Brenda Mohammed
  1. Victor or Victim by YM Zachery
  2. One Good Reason by Erin Lee
  3. The Lion and the Peacock: How I Conquered Anxiety by Jennifer Peacock-Smith
Short Story
  1. New Horizons by Joanne Van Leerdam
  2. Freeing his Dark Edges by Kane Caldwell
  3. When Leaves Fall by C.A. King
  1. Finding Forever by Amanda J. Evans
  2. Cain – Rage of Angels by Elias Raven
  3. A Tale of a Rough Diamond by P. J. Mann
Time Travel
  1. Booth by Jason Pellegrini
  2. Do You Realize? By Kevin A. Kuhn
  3. A Love Beyond Time by Bella Emy

Young Adult
  1. The Adventures of Nick and Billy by Michael Hoard
  2. 16 Myths by Aim Rivivar
  3. Fragmented by Madeline Dyer

Monday, September 11, 2017

Voting for the 2017 Summer Indie Book Awards Has Closed

Voting for the 2017 Summer Indie Book Awards closed last night at 1AM EST. The results are not in yet; once they are available, I'll post them. Until then, my heartfelt thanks to everyone who voted for Hell Gate. You all rock. 

Apocalypse Monday

Well, it could end this way. 

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Day 10 of the 2017 Summer Indie Book Awards

Day 10 of the 2017 Summer Indie Book Awards:

"If you are going through Hell, keep going." -- Winston Churchil

"If you're voting for Hell Gate in the Summer Indie Book Awards, keep voting." -- Josh Matthews

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Day 9 of the 2017 Summer Indie Book Awards

Day 9 of the 2017 Summer Indie Book Awards: Nine days into the voting. Nine circles of Hell. Coincidence or an omen? Why risk it? Get on Hell's good side by voting for Hell Gate.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Day 8 of the 2017 Summer Indie Book Awards

Day 8 of the 2017 Summer Indie Book Awards:

     “Doc theorizes that the Nachzehrer are humans condemned to Hell for their sins, so he thinks that’s probably what happened to Lucifer and Lilith.”
     “What type of sin can a dog commit?”
     “I don’t know. Maybe chasing Jesus’ cat or shitting on God’s front lawn.”

How can you not vote for dialogue like that?

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Day 6 of the 2017 Summer Indie Book Awards

Day 6 of the 2017 Summer Indie Book Awards: We're at the half-way point, folks. Let's make Satan and this writer happy by putting Hell Gate on top. You can vote here.