Monthly Archives: October 2014

Hallowed Horror

Just in time for Halloween. Pre-order your copy today!

We’ve put together an entirely new box set just for you, the fans.  The supernatural comes to life in this limited edition box set. Featuring some of the best names in horror and working with some amazing new talent, this collection is full of terror and suspense.

This set includes 10 paranormal stories of ghosts, demons, vampires, shifters, and witches. Grab your copy today. Any paranormal occult fan will love the creatures crawling within Hallowed Horror.

The Spirit Clearing – Mark Tufo
All the Little Children – Christine Sutton
Fangs in Vain – Scott Nicholson
The Unsaintly – Lisa Vasquez
Generation Evil – Eric A Shelman
Pride – Chantal Noordeloos
Whispers – Heath Stallcup
Shifters – Jaime Johnesee
Tool Shed – Armand Rosamilia
Dust to Dust – Eden Crowne

Now I could stand here and blow smoke up your skirt all day, but the truth of the matter is, you’re looking at some of the most talented writers in the genre right there (and they let me join them!). I can tell you that Mark’s offering is my personal favorite of his. And those of you who follow my blog know that Whispers is my baby…my favorite of everything I’ve penned to date…and the longest.  If you haven’t read it by now, shame on you. But here’s your chance to pick it up dirt cheap and get nine other stories to boot.

Come on people…we’re talking Christine Sutton, Scott Nicholson, Eric Shelman, Chantal (Noodle) Noordeloos, Jaime Johnesee, Eden Crowne and Armand Drop-Dead-Sexy Rosamilia here. Plus Lisa Vasquez has her debut novel, The Unsaintly.  With names like these, you KNOW you’re getting a helluva deal. So what are you waiting for? Go now. Hit the hyperlink and pre-order yours. It’s available the 21st so you won’t wait long.

Do you really want to risk them running out before you get yours? Now THAT would be scary…


Posted by on October 19, 2014 in Uncategorized


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Monster Squad Emporium is Now OPEN!

Sounds kind of official, doesn’t it?  Well, it sort of is.  As most of you know, I’ve been on a constant search for a supplier of wholesale t-shirts, coffee mugs, pens…well, most anything that sounds ‘fun’ and can be used as a promotional item.  Since my brain is stuck in the 80’s and today’s prices just seem outrageous, I’ve only ordered what you might call samples.  A few shirts here and there.  A couple dozen coffee cups.  A few custom made pens, notebooks, etc.  Everything has either fallen short of what I was looking for or was too cost prohibitive.

Enter cafepress.  A friend turned me on to them and while they may not be the end-all answer I was searching for, they create on demand AND they offer shirt sizes above and beyond what most other online shirt places offer.  Yes, I can even find some in MY size. I’ve ordered a couple of t-shirts and a couple of travel mugs just to check out the quality.  They offer discount codes at checkout and it makes it just a wee bit more affordable.

I still intend to keep my eyes open for better deals so that I can offer them to my readers as either prizes or as a ‘thank you’ for all that they do to help keep my name in front of new readers.  Until something more solid comes along though, this sounded like a good idea. I know that I’ve gotten emails and PMs from people asking if items like this were available. Until now, they simply weren’t…and while this might not be my preferred way to go, at least it gives readers a chance to pick up their style of clothing or gift items with the logo they love emblazoned across the front of it.

So, just in time for the holidays (I’ve always hated it when people said that…) here’s the link to the new Monster Squad Emporium!

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Posted by on October 13, 2014 in Uncategorized


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D-Day, T-Minus 24 Hours and Counting

So here I sit.  It is now officially October 2nd.  Softball playoffs are in full swing.  My twin girls are in Regionals and it’s raining cats and dogs. I tell ya, it’s a welcome distraction. Right now I have many irons in the fire and the first installment of the new Monster Squad saga is just a day away. To say that I’m a bit nervous would be an understatement. I can’t help but wonder if the new storyline will hold to people’s expectations. I’m hoping that they’ll exceed them, but you never really can tell.

Things have evolved a bit for the squads.  Unlike the previous saga that takes place back to back, this new story takes place six months down the road.  The dust has settled, things have calmed down and of course, things happened during that time that set the tone for this new storyline.

Homecoming - Heath Stallcup

Questions that went unanswered in MS4 will slowly start being addressed. People have asked what happened with Mitchell and the blonde haired girl?  Why would Laura so suddenly act like she can’t wait to get away? Why…well…you know what?  Not everything will get answered in MS5, so I’m not going to start here.  Some won’t be addressed until 6.  Or 7.  Or…at all? Yes, I read a lot of the reviews and the constructive criticisms I took to heart and have tried to apply to my writing.  I’ve also tried to apply all of the lessons that my editor has taught me.  I know I have a lot more to learn. Heck, I still consider myself ‘the new guy’ so I am always looking to learn.  Anything that can help me hone my craft and provide you, the reader, with a better experience, I intend to employ.

This last quarter will be a hectic one. MS3 coming out on the 3rd.  Whispers being repackaged and coming out in an exciting new box set in time for Halloween. Forneus Corson coming out in November.

Forneus Corson

MS6 was originally slated for March, but it looks like it’s being bumped to New Years and Caldera (originally slated for New Years) will most likely come out some time between now and January. Early December maybe? I’ll leave that up to Todd. All in all, very exciting and a very busy time of year.

Wayward Son Cover

For those of you who follow my Facebook page, you noticed we had to rework Caldera’s cover.  Although I really liked the original artwork, while the story was on hold, somebody else came out with another book with an almost identical cover. It happens. Sometimes more often than we’d like. But rather than cause confusion (both authors run in the same circles), I felt it best to just have a new cover created. Enter Jeffrey Kosh to save the day.  I gave him a brief overview of the story and he put his creative genius to work.  I got a brand new cover that captures the story even better than the original.

Cover New No Glare

Now, I’ll admit, at first I was pretty upset and needed to vent.  My inner five-year-old needed to throw a hissy fit. So, I did what any grown man who tends to behave like a toddler does… I went to my room (a Facebook group that I belong to) and threw a tantrum. Once I got it out of my system, I was feeling much better. I actually woke up today intending to delete the thread and call it done.  But who should stumble upon it? Yeah… the other author. He took it all in good fun though. Luckily, he’s a better person than I am and didn’t take offense.

So, there you have it.  What’s been happening lately, what’s in the works and what’s planned for the near future.  For those keeping score, MS7 is nearing the halfway mark and I try to do as much as I can every night.  Whether it’s a single line or a complete chapter.  But, as we all know by now, things in this business can be very fluid and I’ve learned to go with the flow.  Things happen and they can happen quickly. So these plans are all tentative. I still like to share them as we make them to give you something to look forward to.  Meanwhile, I need to get ready to head back to the ballfield…and get back to writing.  As of now…I’ve got little to nothing to fall back on.  All of my reserves will be out there.  Which, in some ways, is  a good thing.  In others…it’s a bit scary.  No time to dilly dally…nose to the grindstone and all that.

Until tomorrow my monsters…until tomorrow. 😉




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Posted by on October 2, 2014 in Uncategorized


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