Sales, Giveaways and an Update!

Well hello there, how are you doing?

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Been a while, hasn’t it?

I’ve been quite busy, you see, a little tale of woe and dread and quite a few jokes of a wight making strange observations has been rolling around my head.

So my fingers have been-a-burn’n but not so much on my blog, but more so on my newest novel.

Still though! I wanted to pop in here and give you all an update!

Witch Hunter: Gods and Monsters is well underway and I’m pleased with what I have so far. After that, The Wicked Ones: Eat the Dead will be soon to follow. And then, I don’t know, I guess there’s another Mind Wreck rolling around in my head…

“Oh, JZ! This sounds like you have an actual plan! Like you designed this or something!”

Yeah, it kind of does, doesn’t it?

And with this blog, I don’t only want to talk about my books…

You see, everyday I get a lot of lovely messages about people asking me questions about my books or telling me how much they like my books (and I appreciate that!) but I also get a lot of questions on the mechanics of writing and self-publishing. Now I’ll be the first to admit, I’m certainly no genius and I definitely have a lot still to learn, but I do think I have a few tips that would be helpful to people that are interested in knowing.

So, I am going to write a few blogs here and there just on how to self-publish, hopefully helping people so they don’t make the same mistakes I did… and instead make entirely new ones, because that’s just how this game works!

ALL THAT SAID!

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The Wicked Ones: Children of the Lost will be free from April 18th – April 22nd, so if you’re a horror fan give it a try, or nudge one of your friends!

Find The Wicked Ones Here

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Mind Wreck: Shadow Games will be $.99 from April 19th – April 26h, at that price, why not give it a chance?! Let me know what you think about it, and as always PLEASE REVIEW!

Find Mind Wreck Here

Oh, one last thing! Going to be giving this bad boy away after The Wicked Ones Giveaway, keep your eyes on my facebook for details!

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Leave a comment below and let me know what you think, or just tell me if you think my face looks stupid. I mean, I’ll probably punch you in the nose if I ever see you, but at least there’s something there, right?

That’s all for now, let’s talk again soon!

Peek into The Wicked Ones.

You’ve returned? I assumed your last encounter with this blog would have been too mentally damaging for further review. You see, I weave these words with sacred geometry, and on occasion, the pattern that your eyes trail could open a summoning force for something wicked to gain entry into our world.

So be careful as you read! No crazy eye dancing, okay?

Here’s a preview of my newest book coming February 13th, The Wicked Ones: Children of the Lost.

While Witch Hunter: Into the Outside was humorous, The Wicked Ones: Children of the Lost is a straight horror novel. Be prepared for that as you enter, my friends!

Now, without further interruption, I introduce you to the pale man.

 

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A dead man’s stink crept up from the back seat of the car. It clung to clothing, seeped out through open windows and pierced the senses of those nearby. A cheerful whistle in the air said the pale man wasn’t concerned about the smell; rather it brought a tune to his lips. His feet were propped up on the dashboard as he enjoyed the glowing lights of New Athens.

“You know what I like about small cities?” he asked the dead man. “They just fit so comfortably, don’t they?”

“He can’t hear you,” came a childish voice, as fingers dug at the dead man’s flesh. “He’s dead!”

“Heh, heh, heh. I always find the dead are the best listeners.”

A thing prowled around in the darkness between the trees, snorting, followed by a low growl.

“Looks like we have company,” the pale man said with a thin, gray-lipped grin toward the dead. He stretched up to his feet and stepped from the car, wiping a long, stringy strand of hair from his face and leaving the car door hanging open in the cool night air.

“Oh boy, oh boy! Does that mean I can see my family now?” The creature in the back seat climbed out through the window and hopped to the ground, barely able to contain its excitement.

“I think it does.” The pale man patted the creature’s raw, bald head. “You were always my favorite.”

It looked up to him and smiled with a mouth full of needle teeth and pinkish, rubbery gums laced with purple veins.

The thing from the woods stalked out, heavy and large, a nightmare given form. It used its arms like an extra set of legs, and its neck snaked out several feet. It dropped large chunks of mauled meat into the grass before the pale man, a gift of submission to a greater beast. The meat was so torn and violated that it gave no hint to what it once had been.

Without hesitation, the small child leapt at the offering, tearing meat from bone with its pointed teeth. Nearly a half-dozen sets of eyes opened in the darkness, and their hungry mouths followed the scent of meat. The pale man took one last deep breath as he looked out over the city.

“Great city.” His grin stretched even farther. “I think I’ll take it.”

 

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Like what you’ve read? Preorder The Wicked Ones: Children of the Lost here: https://goo.gl/YCAYxJ

View From My Desk

This is the view from my computer desk.
As you might notice, it’s in the basement, because all horror writers work in the basement.
Update:
Recently my workspace is even more atmospheric since there’s a bat flying around.
I tried to slay him yesterday (and by slay, I mean chase him outside with a towel), but through sheer cunning and a relentless desire to torment me, he hid in the dark.
Now the cowardly flying rat refuses to face me in the light of day, but wisely steals away into the darkness, biding his time to strike me when I am weakest.
Round 1 goes to you, my adversary.
I didn’t get quite a good look at him, but I’ve included a picture of what I assume he looks like.

Ahh, I guess I can’t be too angry. I’m sure bats and basements are necessary ingredients for brewing a good horror story.

If you’d like to see what emerges, check out, “The Witch Hunter: Into the Outside,” due out January 9th! https://tinyurl.com/WitchHunter-AmazonKindle