They were fast approaching that place in the sky, and the cracked air ahead showed signs of at least three more black-beaked things threatening to bleed through. They drove passed the jagged, electric vein just in time to look back to see the winged eyesores meet the wind in flight. The sight of the trio of creatures flying freely into their world was just odd enough to distract them from the more truly peculiar site below, as both halves of the dead one bubbled and sifted while re-growing its missing sides and, in effect, became two. It wasn’t long before the reanimating fowls, with their hissing snake-tongues, found their footing and pushed off the city street in search of their first civilized meal.
“Did you smell that?” Mac scrunched his nose at the passing, sulfuric and gaseous odor leaking into their world.
It was a suffocating aroma, even for the undead. Bobby realized he innately knew where the scent had come from. “Hell,” he declared with an uncharacteristically blank stare. “…It’s getting closer.”
Get my editing on for Book Two in the saga, putting in work while on the treadmill at the gym. Get in on Book One now with the limited Pure #Art collector’s edition on Bloodmagik.com 💀☠🧟♂️
A gory-good zombie-hockey dark, contemporary fantasy fueled by the mind of your fellow tumblrer and overall oddball – ME!
ACTION, COMEDY, GORE, AND FANTASY ALL COLLIDE BETWEEN TWO COVER PAGES TO KNOCK THE CONTEMPORARY ZOMBIE WORLD ON ITS ASS AND OFFER UP AN ALTERNATIVE TO THE TYPICAL, SHUFFLING UNDEAD AND FIGHTING AGAINST FAMINE AND DISEASE. THERE IS NO CONTAGION. THERE ARE NO SQUABBLES BETWEEN THE LIVING FOR SCRAPS OF FOOD AND SHELTER. HUMANS ARE NOT THE MOST CONNIVING OF ADVERSARIES IN THIS UNDEAD WORLD. THESE ZOMBIES ARE NOT DECORATION FOR BACKGROUND HORROR. THEY ARE THE BAD GUYS… EXCEPT FOR THE ONES WHO AREN’T. INDULGE IN A WORLD SO TWISTED THAT MANKIND’S ONLY HOPE MAY IN FACT REST IN THE HANDS OF A CREW OF UNDEAD MISFITS FUELED BY THE RIGHTEOUS RESOLVE OF A CHILD OF BLOOD MAGIK. SUFFICE IT TO SAY, THERE’S A PRETTY GOOD CHANCE THAT EVERYONE IS BASICALLY FUCKED. – excerpt from my website BloodMagik.com
The concept of hockey and zombies speaks for itself to how different this mashup of gore and fantasy is. But to further twist the norm I put together this very limited edition of it as an incentive to buy from the source instead of getting the regular POD edition from Amazon or B&N.
No title, no barcode (so it can’t be sold in stores), no author name or backcover copy – Just ART, through and through.
Get the book TODAY ONLY for Halloween at a special discount price of basically what you’d be paying for any old 6 x 9 paperback off the shelves, but THIS, my devilishly demented minions, is NOT just any ol’ 6 x 9. This is a rare and unique collectible that you can only get from me, the Author (Corwyn Matthew), and that is limited to this first print run of just 500 copies.
So if you can’t make it to any shows or signings I’ll be doing, now is the time to check this twisted trinket off your to-own list. This is a $24 collectible that I’m letting go for 31% off for Halloween, brining it down to just $16.56 + FREE SHIPPING! So treat yourself this Samhain to a darkly fun adventure and possibly a valuable, future collectible while it’s still available. GET BIT and learn more about the novel on –> BloodMagik.com-z/cm/cc
Got the booth for #YumaCon 90% ready to rock. Mine definitely looks the most beastly so far. 😎 Made it all the way from San Diego to Yuma before realizing I left my banner at home, but found a spot out here that printed a quick one up for me. First noob crises averted. Looking forward to my #booksigning tomorrow and chatting up some fellow #comicgeeks. 6 boxes of #comics and about 30 #comicbook action figures are ready to go. Swing by and get the VERY limited exclusive Pure #Art edition of my #zombie #horror #fantasy #novel while you still can. And if you have kids there will be a fun little gwp for the first 50 or so buys. GET BIT!!! 🧟♂️🧟♀️🧟♂️
I paid for a t-shirt design on fiverr.com so I’d have a shirt to rock at cons and the dude sent me back some utter crap. I went ahead and did this one myself (added the border, posterized the image to give it that water color look in the background, added the red stress marks around the edges and some more blood speckles throughout). Whadda ya think? o.0
I got my first ever booth at a con in Yuma on Oct 6th, bitches! \m/ \m/ It’s a little one (convention), which is good, because I have no idea how well I’ll do. I got migraine issues and dizziness that comes with it (which sparks anxiety…) so I’m not very sociable for any longer than an hour. But I got fam in Yuma who are gonna help me out and take over the booth if I have to escape for a few hours, so we’ll see. Any ‘Zoners amongst you? (That’s peeps from AZ, for the laymen.) Let me know if you’re gonna be there. If you’re a follower and are there I’ll give you a free copy of the book. I’ll also be pushing a select few boxes of comics (since it’s a comic con) and maybe some action figures. I’ll be saving most of the horror stuff for horror cons, tho (assuming I’ll survive this one and want to do more). And, as always, slip on over to BloodMagik.com to get your copy if you can’t make the con. Look for the exclusive Pure Art edition that’s limited to 500 copies. Support indie horror scribes and fellow tumblr horndogs!
When you end your nightly writing sesh with a quote from Doc Holiday in Tombstone, you know some wicked shit’s about to go down. It’s good to get back to work on my Blood Magik universe. I’ve been giving a lot of love to a couple of other stories the last 6-8 months so I’m in need of some fantastical, undead anarchy to relieve some tension. I’m close to half way through Book Three and it’s just about time for a showdown to rival those that came before it. Kind of a bummer no one has a clue what I’m talking about yet since Book One just came out (check it out here) But I guess for now, me being exited about it will just have to do. Let’s just say, if Hollywood ever gets a whiff of what I’ve built they’re gonna have a collectively “happy hairy hard-on” for the kind of ballsy blockbuster this tale can turn into. Magical undead vs magical undead, this next part is gonna tear the Earth a new one in its aftermath. World-shattering showdowns?
Well…I really wanted to like this book… And, to be fair, the story moved along quickly and seemed like it could be a lot of fun… BUT… Mr. Acevedo (the writer) seems to prefer eight-to-ten word sentences over using commas and, being written in first person, 70% of these short little sentences all began with “I…”. “I did this. I moved here. I thought that…” all in a row, when he could have easily lessened the tedious amount of “I’s” simply by utilizing a very common punctuation (the afore mentioned and elusive comma…) to combine these stubby little scribbles into reasonably lengthier ones. “I did this, and thought that, moving this way to end here” for example, combing four short sentences into one fluid one… *sigh* Maybe someday I won’t be so picky with other peoples’ prose and will actually be able to enjoy a portion of the novels I’d like to read… But, I had to stop reading this one after the third chapter. On to the next! -z
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