Friday, June 27, 2014

Horror Novel Reviews Gives A Life of Death 5 Stars!

I am very happy to report a new review for A Life of Death. Horror Novel Reviews accepted and read A Life of Death in less than 4 days... and the result: 5 stars! The review includes an in-depth summary and then evaluation on their site.

There are also many more great books and movies being reviewed if you are looking for something new to watch or read.

Weston Kincade ~ Author of the A Life of Death collection, and Strange Circumstances

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

New Release for Mark Matthews

“One of the most anticipated reads of the summer.” -The Horror Bookshelf
MILK-BLOOD, by Mark Matthews, is now available on amazon. It is a tale of urban horror set in Detroit that may be unlike anything you’ll read all year. MILK-BLOOD is the follow up to On the Lips of Children, the author’s debut piece of horror. The cover design is from Kealan Patrick Burke of Elderlemon Design, and the story was edited by Richard Thomas, Editor in Chief at Dark House Press.
What’s it about?
     Lilly is ten years old, born with a heart defect, and already addicted to heroin. Her mother is gone from her life, and there are rumors that she was killed by her father and buried near the abandoned house across the street. The house intrigues her, she can't stay away, and the monstrous homeless man who lives there has been trying to get Lilly to come inside.
      For her mother is there, buried in the back, and this homeless man is Lilly's true father, and both want their daughter back.

The term upon which the title is based, “Milk-Blood” was made famous in the Neil Young Song “The Needle and the Damage Done.” A companion piece featuring a character from Milk-Blood, The Damage Done, is available for free on amazon and has been receiving tremendous reviews.
Praise for MILK-BLOOD

“An incredibly powerful story and one of the most original horror novels I have read in years. Guaranteed to have you on the edge of your seat!”—The Horror Bookshelf

"I had to keep on reading no matter what, not able to break its spell." -Goodreads Librarian

“The originality and tension of the urban horror story, Milk-Blood is evident on every page. Matthews takes you to some very dark places, twists and turns, with the rabbit hole going deeper and deeper, until there is no way out. Not for the faint of heart, this story of love, loss, family and acceptance is a rollercoaster ride from start to finish.” — Richard Thomas, author of Staring Into the Abyss

What a dark, twisted and bizarre book this was. One of the most striking urban horror stories I have read in a long time.” Author Adam Light

"This is a helluva story. A discomforting tale of true inner city horrors, told by characters so real they pop off the page. Add the supernatural mix to the story and it really grabs you by the throat. Very much recommended!" — John F.D. Taff, author of Little Deaths

I will be reading a copy as soon as I get a chance. I highly recommend you do so, too.

Weston Kincade ~ Author of the A Life of Death collection, and Strange Circumstances

Saturday, June 14, 2014

An Eventful DucKon 23

Author Brian Pinkerton
I had a great time last weekend at Duckon. Meeting authors Brian Pinkerton, John Everson (Bram Stoker Award Winner), W.D. Gagliani (Bram Stoker Award Finalist), David Benton and others was wonderful. The book signing was great, writing panels were awesome, and I even helped out around the Registration Booth. It couldn't have gone better if it had been... well, planned.  Also, I got the chance to meet David Gerrold, the script writer of Stark Trek's "Trouble with Tribbles" and more than 50 books.  

Author Gene Wolfe
Gene Wolfe was also there, yet another celebrated, award-winning author. One of the most memorable things I heard this weekend was from him... a life's lesson we should all take to heart. While showing him to his reading panel, I asked how his day was going. His response: "Well, I woke up this morning. At my age, that makes it a great day!" Cheers to waking up each morning! 

Supposed Reincarnation of Tom Baker
Another fantastic celebrity I got to meet, at least in his altered form, was Tom Baker, the fourth Dr. Who. As you can see, he was trekking around the Westin North Shore Hotel, investigating everything, even the Registration Booth. Evidently he'd forgotten to take care of that earlier on. One morning, a 16-foot python got out and began speeding through the halls, we think in search of Mr. Baker's reincarnation, who would have been a tasty meal for a snake that large. Thankfully, they caught the python before any such snackage had taken place.

Masters of Lightning
I also had a great time meeting up with an old friend, Tavis Potter, and making many new ones. I tell you, the weekend was jam packed, especially after watching Masters of Lightning. It was a great light and music show where tesla coils made the music, performing things like the Ghostbusters theme song and so much more. 

Harp Twins
Then something I never would have expected knocked my socks off - the Harp Twins. If you haven't seen them, check them out. It was like watching Valkyrie Angels thrust to earth, and the music had to be reminiscent of what sailors must of heard when passing the Greek Sirens. I never realized a harp duo playing Guns and Roses' "Sweet Child of Mine" and so many more great Rock ballads could have been that good. They've done music for the Game of Thrones show, games like Morrowind, and so much more. 

Check out Duckon 2015 next year. It's certainly worth it.

Weston Kincade ~ Author of the A Life of Death collection, and Strange Circumstances

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Hanging at Cleveland Concoction

This was a very exciting weekend at the Cleveland Concoction convention, the first convention in Cleveland in over 20 years from what I understand. Friday was good, as was Sunday with the Star Trek fans taking photos with "Rod" Roddenberry, Jr, the son of late Gene Roddenberry (the creator of Star Trek). However, Saturday was certainly my favorite day.

While  at Cleveland's newest convention, I wound up spending a little time with Santiago Cirilo (the mechanic Julio from season 4 of The Walking Dead). Talk about a down-to-earth guy on one of the most famous shows around. If you ever get a chance to meet Santiago, you most certainly will enjoy the easy-going actor.

I also saw well-choreographed dark horror cabaret dancing by the Monster Dolls. Having never seen them before, or anything like it, I can honestly say I would recommend it for anyone with a tendency toward the darker side who enjoys great dancing and very attractive women.

Another group I listened to was called 2D6. They were remanescent of Weird Al with gaming-Mountain Dew IVs permanently attached. The audience laughed throughout, including me. Although, I do need to warn people that the language and content are probably something to keep in mind before your 8-year-old starts listening.

And to top off Saturday night, I got to lead the Author Panel's Q & A.The audience was quite inquisitive, and I was glad to have experience as both an author and editor. I sold and signed some copies of A Life of Death, hosted an author table, and met a lot of new great people. I was impressed with the steampunk attire and vendors at the con. It was a great experience, and I hope others can enjoy a bit too if you find time or are in the area.

Weston Kincade ~ Author of the A Life of Death collection, and Strange Circumstances