“Undeath By Chocolate” A Paranormal/Horror Anthology Official Release

It’s finally here!
“Undeath by Chocolate,” a sweet mixture of paranormal and horror, is a new anthology by 10 of your favorite authors:
@JesseSprague
@kgillenwater
@krazydiamond
@Holly_Gonzalez
@StevenBrandt
@ChayAvalerias
@jinnis
@NancyBrandt
@The3Dreamers
@FoolsErrand
has just been released on Kindle (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074FWCQ2L and begun on Wattpad. Come and check it out! https://www.wattpad.com/myworks/118055360-undeath-by-chocolate
 
Have you ever met a necromancer with dreams of being a mariachi player? Have you ever mixed a potion with dragonfly tears, or made a deadly wish on a cake and had it come true? Did you ever visit a voodoo shop that only opens after midnight or kissed a corpse to life? Come and join ten specially selected authors for a sweet combination of paranormal and horror stories–tales which have both the undead and chocolate as their special ingredients.
 
My paranormal comedy short story, “Like Blood For Chocolate”, is one of the many treats you’ll find in here.Mexican folklore is given a crazy spin when a teenage tlahuelpuchi must journey into the Underworld to save her grandmother and capture a fallen goddess.
 
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“Beauty In The Bones” S. 2 Ep. 9 & 10: “Symposium Of Privilege”

The final parts of Seas. 2 Ep. 3 of my decopunk drama, “Beauty In The Bones”, are now live on Wattpad! In these two installments, the first showdown with the powerful and insidious spider shamaness, Hella, unfolds before Silas and his allies. New friends are introduced, and many new questions arise on this night of surprises and horrors. Read free at:
https://www.wattpad.com/352616489-beauty-in-the-bones-season-2-episode-3-part-9
and:
https://www.wattpad.com/390798234-beauty-in-the-bones-season-2-episode-3-part-10

My interview with Eric Fisk of The Fedora Chronicles

I recently appeared as a guest on the retrofuture podcast ‘The Fedora Chronicles’. Check out my interview to learn more about retro-futurism, diesel/steam/atompunk and the wonders of classic science fiction with its anachronistic visions of the future 🙂

http://thefedorachronicles.com/podcast/episode-64.html

“Beauty In The Bones” Episode 3 Part 7–“Symposium Of Privilege”

The next installment of “Beauty In The Bones” is up 🙂 In this segment, Silas and Castor join the young Stewart Lovejoy for some down time in the game room of the elite gentlemen’s club known as the Symposium. A rowdy game gets a bit too rowdy, and the strange, foreboding presence Uncle Holten warned about grows. Read free on Wattpad:

“After Human” Generation ship short story

I’ve finished another science fiction short:) This cyberpunk noir generation ship short story appears in the Best Of ’16 issue of Tevun Krus. The interstellar greatship Melpomene faces a crisis, though some of its citizens–including the all-guiding Sister–see things more as a crossroads. Chief Enforcer Finlo Grady is one of only three remaining First Generation post-homs–humans who willingly take a life-rejuvenating yet very addictive and dangerous substance to prolong their lives. The other post-homs have all died or gone insane over the ship’s three century voyage to seed other planets. Finlo prides himself on being a protector and teacher of what humanity and life on home Earth really mean. But time and isolation have taken their toll on the human heart. As civilization reaches further into the stars, the struggle for meaning in the face of death and absolute power may overcome all.

Be aware that while most of my work is in the PG-13 area, I’d rate this one a light R. Contains extreme language, sexual situations, and violence.

https://www.wattpad.com/318481983-tevun-krus-35-best-of-%2716-after-human-a-short

New interview and my latest SF Romance short story

Hello readers and writers! We’ve now entered the final month of 2016, and I’m sure many of us are glad of that. it’s been a fast year but also a difficult one at many levels. I hope all of you are gearing up for a blessed holiday season, if you celebrate, and that the next year will be better for all of us!

I’m working on a couple of short stories over the next two weeks, after which I will return to Beauty In The Bones and the revisions of Ruby Descent full swing. Both are coming along very well and I hope to get the final edits in on RD by spring 🙂

In the meantime, here’s a couple of fun reads on Wattpad 🙂 I’ve written my first science fiction romance story, and *gasp* it’s not a tragic one, but a Happily Ever After piece for @rskovach ‘s Decameron 2.0 event! It’s a fun and crazy space adventure with extraterrestrial characters, titled “My Poison Kiss Doth Purify”. Anyone who likes the antics of Guardians Of The Galaxy or The Fifth Element will likely find it amusing! I plan to revisit this universe and characters eventually because it was so blasted fun 🙂 Here’s the link:

https://www.wattpad.com/340326594-the-decameron-2-0-day-1-3-hea-love-my-poison-kiss

On another end, the wonderful folks over at @Fantasci recently featured me for an interview! Big thanks to all there for the opportunity! Here’s the link to that little appearance:

https://www.wattpad.com/340759875-prophecies-and-parallel-universes-an-interview

Have an awesome weekend everyone and stay safe!

“The Envy Of Angels”–A decopunk retelling of Poe’s “Annabel Lee”

The expanded version of “The Envy Of Angels”, my decopunk re-telling of Edgar Allen Poe’s famous poem “Annabel Lee”, is now available to read free on Wattpad. A stark tale of ambition, young love, and betrayal , set in a fictional universe with elements of vintage science fiction, cyberpunk, and noir. Tristan of Steelbend arrives in the famous city of Hosanna with nothing but his beloved harp and a pocket full of dreams. In this beautiful Kingdom By The Sea, mysterious angelic beings known as the Seraphim rule and protect mankind from the insidious Devils. Tristan hopes for fame and freedom in his glorious new home. Secrets unravel the further he’s drawn into the echelons of power within the city, and the price he must pay may prove too great a sacrifice.