Archive for July, 2011
Todd Russell Gets Jack’d
Recently I had the pleasure of “sitting down” to chat with fellow writer of all things horror, Todd Russell. He was most open to getting Jack’d and here are the results.
In the second book of the “Fringe Killer” series, Detective Davenport finds herself dealing with horror brought to life from the past. A killer is terrorizing the same building that held him prisoner – decades ago.
A killer from the past manages to escape the bonds of time and redefines “horror” for Jamie Davenport. In this new entry to the “fringe-killer” series, Gothica, Detective Davenport finds herself dealing with horror brought to life from the past. This time the killer is terrorizing the same building that held him prison – decades ago. The building now serves as a club for the darker denizens of Louisville…and a breeding ground for the emotions needed to bring evil back to Gothica.
Weaving elements of both the horror and the thriller genres together, Gothica tells the tale of the past and the present as they collide in the darkest recesses of a club built upon suffering and sorrow. Jamie Davenport and Skip Abrahm are tossed into a world of gothic delights and horror as another Fringe Killer is brought to life. Purchase links (for various formats) located in the right navigation.
When I started writing I Zombie I, I knew, KNEW, it was going to sell like a the latest iProduct at a fanboy convention. How did I know this? Well, the story was unique, I knew I could bring a strong voice to the characters, and the genre was ZOMBIES for chrissake. How can you go wrong with zombies?
It’s time ladies and gentlemen. I have decided it is time to begin to expand my world as a digital artist and offer services to my fellow indie authors. I realize there is already a glut of people offering these services, but not so much as a whole. Let me explain…
When I first decided to go the indie publishing route, I honestly had no idea what I was doing. I was very much on my own. I had no editor, I had no clue…I was, quite possibly, as lost as I have ever been. My books were unedited, my covers were unprofessional, my promotion non existent. But then something magical happened. From the ashes rose a community of fellow authors hoping to blaze a path so bright and strong that nothing could possibly stop this new movement. That community was, surprisingly enough, hell-bent on helping one another present themselves and their work in as professional a way as possible. Many of us knew that by helping one another, we were helping a greater-good that would, in turn, help each and every member of the community.
I want to tie this sample sunday into my Zombie Radio podcast today. So, in effect, you get a two-for-one out of the deal (don’t you love a good deal?)! First, hear me read a snippet from this sample sunday (as the Zombie Radio deejay), hear a good tune, and then come back and finish reading the sample here on Get Jack’d.
This time around, on Get Jack’d, I had the pleasure of speaking with one of the more interesting indie authors out there, Athanasios Galanis. Let’s see how this broke down.
Shero is on fire over at Smashwords (use coupon code TJ66F for free purchase through this weekend). This weekend it’s a big Shero giveaway and people are grabbing it up like it’s a pair of Manolo Blahnik 2 for 1 sale. So, I thought I’d sample everyone another chapter, so you can make sure you KNOW you need to get your Shero on.
Part Sex in the City, part X-Men, and part Priscilla, Queen of the Desert; Shero is finally live and ready to knock your stockings from here to the land of Couture! That’s right ladies, gents, and everything in between…are you ready for a little gender-bending superhero action?
Recently a couple of reviews of I Zombie I pointed out formatting issues. These issues only seem to appear in the Amazon version of the book — which happens to be a prime seller. So naturally I wanted to get rid of those formatting issues. After a number of tries (and even more hours of sweating, screaming, and weeping (I exaggerate a teeny bit) I believe I have finally mastered the formatting for Amazon. And of course I want to share how I managed to do it.
I have to say, I’ve been a bit negligent in keeping my readership up on the latest reviews coming in for my books. Lately, they’ve been pouring in and they’ve been all quite good. I thought I would share some snippets with you all.
There is a part of me that doesn’t want to write this, but I know there are those out there that could benefit from what this post needs to say…so, I’ll write it.
G.W. Jefferies says he’s just an ordinary man working a full time job that has nothing to do with writing. I write because I enjoy it and someday I hope it will take me to many, many wonderful and exciting places. I’m also engaged to be married and very happy. I believe he is much more than that, and this episode of Get Jack’d might have you drawing the same conclusion.
I know, this isn’t really fair of me to sample you a book that isn’t for sale yet. But Shero is almost ready for you and you really need to get to know him now. After all, the man who will be saving your butt from evil will be wearing a Vera Wang and Jimmy Choos — so you best get used to it. Laugh on my friends, laugh on.
I don’t know if you lovely readers are aware, but I started (thanks to the brilliant idea of beta reader extraordinaire, Kirk Fields) a podcast to help bring the “I Zombie” trilogy to the masses with the help of the human voice. This Zombie Radio podcast is another reading of a small section of what is being called “the Bible for the New World Order”.
I don’t generally like to respond to tripe, but this time around I had to join the rank and file of other loud mouth writers (like myself) and chime in on the train wreck of an article written by Wall Street Journal reporter Erik Felton. The article was titled “Cherish the Book Publishers—You’ll Miss Them When They’re Gone“.
I’m a fan…I must confess…just like millions of others. My wife and I tune into True Blood loyally, every Sunday night to watch the next installment and hope like hell we get to hear Bill say “sooookie” yet one more time. For us, this show has been a bit of a mystery. At first we simply couldn’t watch it…that first episode is much like the books, a bit hard to swallow until you acquire a taste for the…well, I’m not really sure. But this season is far removed from that first season. Only two episodes into the season and the only thing I can seem to say is WOW!
It’s time the “coffee talk” series was re-christened to be better suited for both myself and Get Jack’d. So, I am honored to begin this new series with newly published Shea MacLeod. Let’s dance people!
As Duke Orsino says in Shakespeare’s “As you Like It”: If music be the food of love, play on!” Music is as crucial to me and my writing as my keyboard or my pen. And with music, I go through phases where I’m in love with a particular type of music. Of late, that music has been a music most often associated with the younger crowds.