Guest Posts

Guest Post by Laura Bickle: Old Ghosts

Posted by on Aug 23, 2011 | 4 comments

Today I have for you guys a guest post by author Laura Bickle. Here’s the description for Sparks, the second book in her Urban Fantasy series about medium Anya Kalinczyk: WITHOUT A TRACE… Anya Kalinczyk is the rarest type of psychic medium, a Lantern, who holds down a day job as an arson investigator with the Detroit Fire Department—while working 24/7 to exterminate malicious spirits haunting a city plagued by unemployment and despair. Along with her inseparable salamander familiar, Sparky, Anya has seen, and even survived, all manner of fiery hell—but her newest case sparks...

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Guest Post by Richard Brown: The Coming of the Day

Posted by on Aug 22, 2011 | 5 comments

For your viewing pleasure this Monday, I have a guest post by author Richard Brown. Here’s the description for his novel,  The Gift of Illusion: Something wicked has returned to Elmwood, and it longs to continue the study it began over a century ago. It’s looking for volunteers, but few seem worthy of the gift. Isaac Winters might be the one. He’s a detective with a damaged past, and something to prove. Still haunted by his wife’s murder sixteen years earlier, Isaac has thought more and more about turning in his badge. Over the years, he’s seen the worst mankind...

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Guest Post by Kevin Wallis: Why I Write Horror

Posted by on Jul 28, 2011 | 7 comments

Hello Horror Fans! This one is just for you. For your entertainment today I have a guest post by author Kevin Wallis. He talks about a question that has plagued horror writers since they were invented: Why do you write that stuff, anyway? Without further babbling on my part, here’s Kevin: Why do you write horror? I can imagine this is the question writers of horror fiction hear more than any other; I know I have heard it countless times since I first started publishing stories a few years ago. The scene usually unfolds like this: “So, you’re a writer, huh?” they ask. “Yep,” I say....

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Guest Post by Katie Salidas: Vampires & Werewolves

Posted by on Jul 12, 2011 | 12 comments

Hello my lovelies! Today I have something extra special for all of you. A guest post by a wonderful author who I’ve gotten to know in my internet travels, Katie Salidas. She is releasing the third book in her Urban Fantasy series Immortalis today, and she’s doing a release day bonanza chock full of fun and giveaways. I read and reviewed the first book in the series Immortalis Carpe Noctem. If you’d like to visit the other stops on her big day, check out the release day blitz hub. Those of you who visit here regularly know I have a bit of a were-fetish, so today Katie is...

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Guest Post by Alan Ryker: The Science of Vampires

Posted by on Apr 6, 2011 | 9 comments

The vampires in Burden Kansas might piss some vampire purists off. Vampires typically have magical origins. I know of a few cases in which they are a separate species–such as in Poppy Z. Brite’s Lost Souls–but most of the time vampirism is a magical disease, often with religious undertones. For instance, the first vampire is sometimes Judas, or Cain of the brothers Cain and Abel. Some people would call the feral vampires that stalk the prairies of my Kansas more like zombies than vampires. When one of my vampires bites its prey, it injects venom that damages the central nervous system,...

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