Tag Archive: horror


Stephen C. Ormsby has jumped to a new blog.
This is where you will find Author Interviews, Reviews and
updates for Stephen and his works as well.

Please do not fear – I still have lots of Interviews to go
and have more coming in each and every day,
but I have combined my efforts with Marieke, my beautiful
cover designing photographer muse.

Please join us at http://IdeasCaptured.com/Blog.
We also have a new Twitter name of @IdeasCaptured,
which I urge you to follow as well.

There you will also be able to view the wonderful photos Marieke has taken as well.

Over time, we will migrate all the Author Interviews and Reviews
on the IdeasCaptured blog, so they will not be lost!

What can be said about K. W. Jeter.  He blew me away in the 80’s and through the 90’s with some of the best science fiction/cyperpunk/steampuck that I have read.  I waited for each new Jeter book, and was rewarded with a book I knew I would enjoy.  He wrote sequels to Blade Runner, which were brilliant.  Then a little Star Trek and Star Wars.  But then he stopped writing – just literally disappeared.

There was a gap of some ten years before we saw a new release with ‘The Kingdom of Shadows’.  There is even a sequel of Infernal Devices coming up, but I’ll let K. W. mention that.

K. W. blew me away by agreeing do to an interview.  It did not take me long to shoot some questions through.  I think it took him shorter to return them to me.

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Title: And They All Lived Happily Ever After!

Author: Crystal Connor

Published: Self Published – August 14th, 2012

Genre: Horror Anthology

Word Count: 65,306

Synopsis:

Fourteen short stories of horror, science fiction, and fantasy; 65,306 words of terror by a single author who clearly intends to one day be known as a Master in the genre.

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Excerpt:

There’s a whole host of benefits allotted to those, who, like myself, possess these very specialized sets of skills. One of the benefits is, that afterward, you sleep really good at night and I mean really good. What? Well, it’s true, it’s hard to believe I know, but trust me it’s true. Sam, my uncle, sent me to this exotic land that used to smell of frankincense and myrrh. He sent us there, my brothers-in-arms and me, so that we could become proficient in the art of death. We we’re good at what we did, because now it only smells of gun powder, burnt oil, and death. That’s a hellofa predicament you’ve found yourself in, isn’t it? Well at least now you know I’m good with a gun and thanks to my Uncle Sam I am also very comfortable with a blade. This ten inch beauty here is a staple, its sharp enough to be use a machete. But this one, with the gut hook, is my all time favorite and I’ll show you why here in a minute. Now, I can understand why you broke into my home, these are tough times, and a guys gotta eat I get that. I do. Maybe I would have let you live if you had simply demanded my money and jewels, but, then again, I was never known for being charitable.

About the Author:

With seemingly alchemical powers, the stories penned by award-winning author Crystal Connor are amalgamations of horror and science fiction, truth and fable, past and present. Using her ballpoint like a magic wand she inscribes tales of terror that you won’t soon forget.

Crystal belongs to both The Seattle Women’s Writing Group and The Black Science Fiction Society. The Darkness, Crystal’s first full length novel, is a two time Award Winning Finalist in the International Book Awards 2011 fiction categories of Cross Genre Fiction and Multicultural Fiction.

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Giveaway Details:

There is a tour wide giveaway for anyone who would like to include it in their tour posts. There are three print copies of And They All Lived Happily Ever After included in this tour wide giveaway. This giveaway is International.

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There is a video interview with the author here:   Video Interview

Steve Wolff is an expert on paranormal activity especially ghosts. His book Got Ghosts? is a scary read into real life events of hauntings.

If you like a good scare then definitely check this one out as it is all actual events. If you want to know a man who chases things that go bump in the night then read on.

Hopefully I will get the opportunity to interview a second time and ask the real scary questions.

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David Perlmutter is a bit different for me, being that he is a non-fiction author.  His first book is based on a true story – his own.  It describes what happens to people when they make a mistake and shit really hits the fan.  David was a young man who went on a little holiday to Spain.  This is where he made his little mistake and from that moment on his life went down the toilet.

Fortunately, David made it back and actually wrote about the experience.  The book has incredibly well received, which has inspired David to keep writing.

I am lucky enough to have David agree to an interview, which is below.

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It’s Halloween time, so I planned to have a very special Interview with one of the hottest writers in the Zombie world.  C. Dulaney has written two incredible books dealing with the Zombie Apocolypse that have been received with massively positive reviews.

C. agreed to do this interview as long as I promised that there would be no standard questions in the set.  I came up with some, which C. answered.  Are you ready to see what C. had to say?

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I have become fast friends with Tony after I did a book review and then followed it up with an interview. I thought with Halloween coming up, I would ask him if we would like to write a guest post on making scenes horrific as I found his opening scene of ‘A Demon Lies Within’ truly horrific.

So, without stealing Tony’s thunder, here is his guest post.
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I approached Tony Hubbard after reading and writing a review for his novel ‘A Demon Lies Within’ and have found him very talkative and a genuinely nice guy (so far).

I can let you in on a little secret (though Tony might start hunting me down after this).  Tony is already working on his next book and it’s about a contract killer.  Mmm, after reading ‘Demon’, I cannot imagine what Tony will come up with.  Whatever it is, I bet it will turn the serial killer logic on its head.

I have decided to include a cover shoot of his first book, as it is a visually stunning piece of work.

This is one image that really captured my attention when I saw it on NetGalley.  Without giving too much away, it lets you know you are in for a ride.  And boy, what a ride it is.

If you want to read my review of Tony’s book ‘A Demon Lies Within’, then go here for my take on it – Review: A Demon Lies Within by Tony Hubbard.  But otherwise, have a read of Tony’s interview.

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The Strain Volume 1

David Lapham
Dark Horse Comics
      Dark Horse Books
ISBN9781616550325

Pub Date                Nov 14 2012

Description

When a Boeing 777 lands at JFK International Airport and goes dark on the runway, the Centers for Disease Control, fearing a terrorist attack, calls in Dr. Ephraim Goodweather and his team of expert biological-threat first responders. Only an elderly pawnbroker from Spanish Harlem suspects a darker purpose behind the event—an ancient threat intent on covering mankind in darkness. Collects issues #1-#6 of the ongoing series.

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Chet Williamson scared me to pieces in the 80’s and 90’s.  I love his words.  In fact, I have two limited edition works of his, being Reign and Second Chance.  This was after discovering him in a $2 bin with Richard Laymon and a couple of other great American authors (sorry Chet).  The problem I found in Australia was his works became almost impossible to find after that, so he drifted off my radar.

Then along comes the internet, and my bright idea to interview authors.  The first thing I did was look at my autographed collection to see Chet sitting proudly along side Koontz, Lansdale and McCammon.  Then I started searching, but was flummoxed when I found him on Facebook.

I asked him and within minutes I had a reply.  How cool is that!

Now Chet doesn’t rest on his laurels.  Oh no.  He is still a very busy man.  If it’s not the writing, it’s acting.  If it’s not acting, it’s narrating.  I should ask Chet this – would this list go on for a while?

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