Need a last-minute gift idea?

May I politely suggest that you buy my book? “Black Friday” is a collection of original horror stories, some of which take place during this: the most wonderful time of the year.

Here’s the trailer, directed by James Branscome.

And here’s where you can purchase it.

The holidays can be hell. This book is your proof.

Thanks, everyone!

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Regarding Elders Keep: A Writerly Announcement

Hi, everybody.

After talking to a lot of you, I have come to the realization that you folks like real books. You like the feel of paper, the sensation of turning pages, that “new book” smell.

I have to admit that I’m a little surprised by this. After all, I’ve been hearing for years that print is dead and the death of the physical publishing industry was imminent. When I started putting the Tales from the Keep up for sale, I avoided hard copies of them, thinking no one would want them.

I was wrong.
Hang around. I’ll probably be wrong again at some point.
Armed with this new information, I’ve decided to do something special.

I’ve been working on an anthology for a while, which I was planning to release in November. Now, I think what I’ll do is combine that anthology with the previously released Elders Keep stories. For the first time, all of the Elders Keep stories will be available from Amazon as a physical book.

That’s the four Tales from the Keep, previously published electronically, and three (possibly four) heartwarming stories about holidays in the Keep, in a hard copy format you can place on your bookcase to cherish for all time.

More information will be disseminated (and you can’t tell me that’s not a funny word) at my Facebook page and on my Twitter feed. Here’s a hint: the hashtag will be #BlackFriday.

That’s all for now, Loyal Fanbase! Thanks for your support.

 

http://www.amazon.com/author/JefferyXMartin

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www.twitter.com/JefferyXMartin

Rock and roll ain’t noise pollution.

It’s a Fuck Yeah, Friday and we’re going to celebrate with some music you need to hear!

Well, you don’t need to, really. I’m not the judge of what you need to do.

But if you would enjoy some of the rock and roll musicks, then here is some of that, for you.

Shivering Window’s “Video Store Girl” is a cool, blue piece of paranoia. It’s not exactly shoegaze, but it has a lo-fi swirl that gets into your head effectively.

Would you like some metal today? Check out Mycelium Construct, with their mathcore dissonance and screamy delicious vocals. Weirdly beautiful at points, painfully harsh at others.

Punk power pop? Hell, yeah. This is like everything you liked about the music of the Aughts without all the crap. It’s awesome, concentrated.

The End of an Era

It’s over, guys.

Our favorite webseries is coming to an end.

Join us here at BGTN as we say goodbye to Pumpkin Morgue Paranormal Investigators with the final two episodes.

If you listen closely, you may hear some familiar voices in this episode…

 

Kirk returns…

 

And so it goes.

Consider this the digital wrap party.

It’s been a fun ride. Maybe the gang will get back together someday. As we learned from Romeo Void, never say never.

Oh…  and for heaven’s sake, don’t overindulge.

Preview–Echo Dr.

EchoDrive

 

I don’t know about y’all, but I’m a little tired of all the found footage in a haunted asylum with a cameo from Tony Todd horror fodder that’s been shoved up our asses lately. When I got the press release for this new flick called Echo Dr., I was immediately interested. Check this out:

Echo Dr. is a gripping upcoming sci-fi film that follows the seemingly normal life of Mike Foster and his family.  But this reality is soon disrupted after a failed kidnapping attempt on his wife and children. Feeling helpless and unguarded, Mike meets with his home's high tech developer who decides to install an android patrol guard, named Dell, to keep watch on the property. Growing attached to the property itself, Dell begins to question Mike's ownership and authority while showing signs of hostility. After a power surge disables the home's security, Dell believes that Mike and his family are a threat to the house itself and attempts to eradicate them by any lethal means necessary.

FUCK YES.
Sounds like a combination of Robocop and Chopping Mall, with a side order of Demon Seed. I’ll be giving this one a look when it drops.

Here’s the trailer.

Follow their Facebook page for updates.
I’m really looking forward to this one, and I’ve been too underwhelmed to look forward to much lately. Who doesn’t love conflicted robots given way too much power?

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