Welcome to your Monday Mourning Reports, in which I scour the inter-webs digging up the dirt on the latest offerings, happening and general going ons from our favourate authors, film makers and other dark creators.
As a new addition to this blog, as with life, things may come and go or change altogether based on my mood, interests, trial and error and, most impotently, feedback from all of you. As Brian Keene is apt to say, you’re mileage may vary. So will this space.
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My Pretties, written by Jeff Strand
Amazon Digital Services LLC (June 2019)
A novel of terror from the Bram Stoker Award-nominated author of PRESSURE. A serial kidnapper is preying upon women. He abducts them, then locks them in one of the cages dangling from the ceiling in a soundproofed basement. There, he sits quietly and just watches them, returning night after night, hoping he’ll be in the room at the moment his beautiful captives finally starve to death. Charlene and Gertie have become fast friends at the restaurant where they work. But Charlene is concerned when she hears how her co-worker spends her evenings: Gertie’s cousin is one of the missing, and Gertie wanders the city streets where many of the abductions took place, using herself as bait with a high-voltage stun gun in her pocket. Charlene reluctantly offers to trail her in a car, just in case she does lure the kidnapper and things go wrong. Unfortunately, the women find themselves the source of unwanted fame. And now they’re on the radar of a very, very dangerous man…
Silver Shamrock Publishing (July, 2019)
Most kids dream about a new bike, a pair of top-dollar sneakers endorsed by their favorite athlete, or that totally awesome videogame everyone’s raving about. But thirteen-year-old Jake and his little brother Matthew want nothing more than to escape from their abusive father. As soon as possible, they plan to run away to California, where they will reunite with their mother and live happily ever after.It won’t be easy, though. After a scuffle with a local bully puts Jake’s arch-nemesis in the hospital, Sheriff Theresa McLelland starts poking her nose into their feud. During a trip to the family cabin for the opening weekend of deer-hunting season, Jake and Matthew kick their plan into action, leaving Dad tied to a chair as they flee into the night. Meanwhile, the bully and his father have their own plans for revenge, and the events to follow will forever change the lives of everyone involved.
Beautiful Minds, written by A.J. Brown
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (Winter, 2018)
The mind is all a person truly has. It is there when you wake in the morning and when you close your eyes at bedtime. It is there during all the hours in between, when the lights are out, and the world is at its most terrifying.Though you can lose it, it can’t be taken from you. It can be swayed, changed and convinced, but it is still yours. It can be open or closed, quick or slow. It can be a steel trap, a sponge or a black hole that swallows every thought. It holds every desire, dream and memory you’ve ever had. It reminds you of every fear, failure and regret.It has been called brilliant, sweet, devious, sinister and wicked. The mind controls all your thoughts and makes every decision. You can’t escape what’s in your head; you can’t escape your beautiful mind.
A.J. Brown wrote 5847 words the other morning to complete his newest story, Pink Balloons and Lightning Bugs this morning. (Rumour has it he man sold his soul for all his tales and his daily pay back is at least 20,000 words by lunch, or so it appears.)
Steve Wedel recently sent a message to the people: “I wasn’t at SoonerCon 20 minutes before walking through 2 fart clouds in the crowded hallways. C’mon, people!” (Plus his dog had its first birthday June 6 – Happy birthday Bear!)
Author, Nicholas Kaufman, kicks off a healthy discussion by stating, “I wish Rob Zombie would stop with these “hillbilly horror” movies and expand his horizons as a filmmaker. Though I thought LORDS OF SALEM was ultimately disappointing, at least he was trying something different. I’d like to see him try something different again.”
Web Of Fear
Greg Lamberson’s JOHNNY GRUESOME is free on Amazon Prime! Whats not to love about free indie monster movies?
You can check out the review and interview with Film maker Gregory Lamberson to learn the making of JOHNNY GRUESOME which Rue Morgue was nice enough to provide an online home for.
Well, fellow fiends, that’s it for this week. Stay tuned for your next Monday Mourning report – you guessed it – next Monday.
Until then, stay dark…and stay hungry.