This week celebrates the release of the ninth issue of C. C. BLAKE’S SWEATY SPACE OPERAS, a monthly publication presenting at least 10,000 words (often more) of space opera adventure. So far, the magazine follows an interesting format: Six issues form a half-year story arc, with five issues featuring two stories each, one the latest […]Read more "TUESDAY TEASE: C. C. BLAKE’S SWEATY SPACE OPERAS ISSUE 9"
Synopsis: In the days before anesthesia, surgeries were performed quickly in order to be merciful. “Pain and the knife are inseparable,” one doctor (Frank Pettingell playing Mr. Blount) intones like a pronouncement from on high. However, prominent surgeon Dr. Bolton (Boris Karloff) sees a different route. He has been setting his mind to helping his […]Read more "MOVIE MONDAYS: CORRIDORS OF BLOOD"
It’s a famous story, but don’t stop me if you’ve heard it because there’s never been a twist like this: When asked about his fear of police, famed suspense and horror film director Alfred Hitchcock often cited an incident from his childhood wherein he was arrested as a lesson about what happens to naughty little […]Read more "What Terrifies The Master of Suspense?: Considering Stephen Volk’s Leytonstone"
This week celebrates the release of a brand new collection of stories from Kaysee Renee Robichaud. The five tales in COMING DOWN FAST AND OTHER SEXY ENCOUNTERS explore the contemporary, everyday situations with some healthy doses of sexuality, ala her recent collection RED HOT REVENGE SEX AND OTHER NAUGHTY PAYBACKS. Today, she will talk about […]Read more "TUESDAY TEASE: Kaysee Renee Robichaud’s Coming Down Fast"
This week, we take another opportunity to turn the clock back and check out one of the columns written for our Alamo Cinema Massacre column . . . While Trista was bedridden due to complications from her pregnancy, I did my best to make sure she had everything she needed to be comfortable and anxiety-low. […]Read more "MOVIE MONDAYS: WE ARE THE FLESH"
PS Publishing has released an omnibus edition of Stephen Volk’s novellas/short novels under the title THE DARK MASTERS TRILOGY. The contents are a triptych of individual stories; over the next few weeks, we will be exploring these individually and perhaps seeing how they all work together. Each of these tales is an historical work about […]Read more "The Gentle Man of Horror’s Dilemma: Stephen Volk’s Whitstable"
This week sees the release of my new novella in the Kinetic Force line of 1980s-inspired military action/adventure stories. This time around, we focus on the martial arts expert codenamed Fast Strike who was introduced in Volume 6 of the series. Although this tale builds on the fallout from DANGEROUS LIAISONS, it is a standalone […]Read more "TUESDAY TEASE: FAMILY HONOR"
Synopsis: Erin (Nicole Kidman) is a broken cop. Something in her past caused her to lose connection with the rest of humanity. When a body is discovered in a remote location, shot several times with a “ghost gun” (untraceable), Erin will learn how psychologically traumatizing it can be when the past and the present collide. […]Read more "MOVIE MONDAYS: DESTROYER"
Rogue Blades Press is a small press responsible for several anthologies of heroic fiction over the years. Two of my Vasily stories have appeared in their books (RAGE OF THE BEHEMOTH and CHALLENGE!: DISCOVERY), and Trista has made an appearance in their reprinted/expanded edition of CLASH OF STEEL: DEMONS. Over the last few years, the […]Read more "FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: CRAZY TOWN"
This week sees the release of a collection of works that are special to me, four scripts I wrote for my college radio station back in the 90s. This week, I will talk a bit about the format and what I tried to do with it in the four scripts contained within TWILIGHT COUNTRY. # […]Read more "TUESDAY TEASE: TWILIGHT COUNTRY"