Back at it, kids! Got started on Chapter 51 today,which is in Book 3. I mentioned before that I’m going with “running chapters,” so Book Two starts with Chapter 23, and Book Three with 38.5. The mayhem is real, people. The world I originally envisioned for my story is getting closer and closer; that apocalyptic Hell world where all manner of dark things freely roam the Earth, from creatures to demons to spirits and more.
Get in on Book One here –> BloodMagik.com <– Book two will hopefully be available in/around October 2019. And I’m trying to get the new edition of Book One out as soon as I can, at which point the original, limited-to-500, Pure Art edition will go up to full price so grab it while it’s still cheap. (You’re gonna regret not getting it if I ever become famous, dudes.=P ) \m/ -z/cm
“I love the smell of a coward’s insides in the morning!” Cayman, the second largest Hound in the New Hell, had his bulky forearm tight around a soldier’s neck. Reaching over his chest, he punched through the man’s stomach to finger at his spilling bowels like digging through a cooler for a cold beverage. “Smells like eggs and demise!” He took a bite out of his handful while rapid gunfire and chaos reigned around him.
Trying to get a little editing done whil in the Urgent Care waiting room. Pinched an all-too-familiar nerve in my trap this morning and can barely fucking move 😬😬😬 Hopefully it clears up before the San Diego comic fest next week. 🤞
I think I finished off Chapter 49 in the BM saga tonight. Book One ends at Chapter 22.5 (The Bathroom Blues), Book Two picks up at Chapter 23 (which is not yet available), and Book Three, which I’m calling (for now) Blood Magik: A Living Hell in L.A., starts at 38.5. I decided on the running numbers because the story never really stops. It’s not like a series. It really is all one story and, maybe long after its all said and done, will be printed up as some titanic, 2,500 page omnibus that might be better sold as a stepping stool for us short folk to reach the top shelf than as a novel. (In that it’d be thick as fuck, not that that’s all it would be good for. Although, metaphorically speaking…kind of a cool concept considering it’s what might give me that “step up” in my career by the end of it.) Anyway, I’m not sure if anyone has ever done the running numbers before. Let me know if you know of a saga or series of books that has. And, as always…
Doing my first signing in San Diego (Point Loma, Liberty Station) during Comickaze’s The Walking Deadevent this Saturday, peddling the limited-to-500 Pure Art edition of my zombie/fantasy book (not the exact one in the pic, but its variant that has nothing but the artwork on the front and back). If anyone is in the area, swing on through and get the book at the Special Event price while there’s still some left. If you can’t make it, checkout out BloodMagik.com to get a signed copy of the “exclusive-to-me” edition. Bookworms are eating this thing up so don’t wait, get yours soon. 😬🤘🤪🤘
Also, please Like & Share this post if you’re in the San Diego are so everyone you know knows it’s going down. Many thanks, zompeeps. See you there! \m/
Threw these images together for fun. Probably overkill since I plan on (lightly) bashing the book, but what the hell.
Star Wars death Troopers; A Book Review:
Ok, so, to be fair, I fell for the concept and the cover art and bought the damn thing before I took a look inside at the writing. I really try not to do that since I’m so damn picky about prose. This being the case, I’ll chalk this one up to a “my bad” and not dig too deep into the writing itself. I will say that it wasn’t bad; it just didn’t do anything for me.
BUT…before I let Mr. Schrieber slide, I gotta just say… Star Wars stories without the Jedi are like going to a stake house and only getting to eat coleslaw and potatoes. Sure the sides are great; nice and thick and seasoned well with that classic scifi sauce we grew up loving, but, dude…WERE’S THE MEAT?!?! You get the opportunity to write a Star Wars zombie story and you don’t think to have walking corpses cut to ribbons by light sabers? I mean, I figured that much was a given. Personally I would’ve had zombie Jedi AND Sith raining hell across the plot together as a goal and worked my way to it and through it, buuuuut not even a single sniff of the Force was present. I suppose it’s possible that he (the writer) had his hands tied by the folks who held the rights, and, in that case: I feel your pain, bruh. But in any other case it’s just a severe lack of imagination to tell this story as is. And, for a zombie horror tale, there wasn’t much horror – more suspense. I prefer the actual gore to running away from the possibility of it, but that’s just me. I’ll give it a couple of stars for the touch of gore it did have and for at least having Han Solo show up to add a some familiarity, but the rest of the characters didn’t speak to me at all; not a single one. I reeeeally wanted to like this novel… I even continue to read the whole thing despite not liking the prose. But…here we are. I will say, though, that if you’re an average reader and fanboy or girl, you’ll probably love it. I’m just not that guy.
Star Wars death Trooper sculpture by @benfranklinzombies on insta and the spacey background was from Joran-Belar
New book photo chop-up: Paperbacks & Vinyl. The limited-to-500 Pure Art edition of my zombie/horror novel, Blood Magik: A Cold Day In Hell alongside Necro’s Prefix for Death 2LP. Discovering new ways to put these chop-jobs together every time I work on a new one. Fun way to flex the creativity in between flipping through feeds, scrolling for inspiration. Learn more about the novel –> HERE <– and, as always, I greatly appreciate your reblogs and support. \m/ -z
Do you believe in karma? Do you think that if you simply live your life in accordance with a respectable moral code you’ll be rewarded with random good fortune?
Tattered clothing and skin from fighting through the wicked brush garnish your hopeful soul like a blanket of naivety. Spores of paranoia hover in the dusk that stifles your lungs when you breathe, writhing fear and uncertainty coiling around your naked feet in the forms of shrieking arthropods with infinite brittle legs and pinchers…
Then you see it… This yawning salvation – a welcoming soft, warm glow to finally answer your prayers…
Do you think to yourself, “I knew this day would come!”? Do you muster up the strength you’d been saving for this moment and sprint clumsily toward your escape – the escape that’s been miraculously handed to you, just as you always knew you deserved?
If you do, you’re a fool. A simpering joke all the universe is laughing at.
That’s not the way out, you pathetic victim. That’s the mouth of the beast your stupidity feeds.
You’re hardly a morsel compared to its hunger. You’re a stale breath mint that does nothing but quell its apatite for a fleeting instant. Your pain and suffering did not earn you a clear path to bliss. It earned you a fool’s dream of salvation that bought your ticket to Hell.
Karma does indeed exist…and it has delivered to you exactly what you deserve:
Built Ashy Slashy a home out of the limited-to-500 collectible Pure Art edition of my zombie novel. Support Ash’s cost of living here –> Blood Magik <– by getting your signed copy while it’s still discounted for friends and followers (gonna have to charge full price for the little fucker when I start using paid adds). Also, the ebook is now available! Use discount code WOOF to get the download for half off! -z
Monster Movie edition! =D Kinda dig the concept. Maybe I’ll do something like this for the second printing.
The First Print, however, is officially up on –> Amazon <– so, if that’s your thing, get yours before the sky boils with blood and rains apocalyptic death across the continent and beyond!
Blood Magik: A Cold Day In Hell is festering in an online shopping cart near you! (But is festering for significantly less on my web site and ebay. Jus’ sayin’ =/ ) -z Oh, and if you choose ebay, the links takes you to it but if you happen to search for it later by title, don’t buy from the listing that says “sponsored”. They charge me extra for that one… Zanks! =D )