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The three volume set of Fantasy/Horror Author Dylan Doose’s SWORD AND SORCERY SERIES is available now! You can find out about all three books below!

 

Title: FIRE AND SWORD
Author: Dylan Doose
Publisher: Independent
Pages: 332
Genre: Fantasy/Horror
Condemned to hang for their crimes, they’ll march instead to perish as heroes, or live as free men.
A broken nation in need of a savior – ravaged by plague, decimated by dark magic, infiltrated by a foreign evil seeking to dominate from within. Three will rise to save the beleaguered land. But will they be enough?
A fantasy adventure for fans of Joe Abercrombie, Mark Lawrence and Scott Lynch!
Three men condemned to die: Aldous Weaver, a heretic monk turned sorcerer, imprisoned for accidentally incinerating the leader of his order. Kendrick the Cold, an infamous crusader turned fugitive, is a villain who knows he can never be a hero. Theron Ward, an aristocrat with a penchant for slaughtering monsters, and a legend in his own mind.
When the kingdom of Brynth is threatened by a far greater evil, the unlikely trio must make a choice — seek to escape this land that cries for their execution, or find the true heroes within themselves. And then, armed with fire and sword, march together against the forces of darkness. But can three such disparate warriors ever prevail?
 **Fire and Sword received an Honorable Mention from Library Journal 2016 and a Shelf Unbound Magazine
Notable 100 for 2015**
Don’t miss the dark fantasy that reviewers are calling ‘gritty, fast-paced and compelling’—get your copy of Fire and Sword today!

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About the Book:
Title: CATACOMBS OF TIME
Author: Dylan Doose
Publisher: Independent
Pages: 59
Genre: Fantasy/Horror
A fantasy adventure for fans of Joe Abercrombie, Mark Lawrence and Scott Lynch!
In a world where the Rata Plaga and ghouls feast on the dead, doctor Gaige De’Brouillard believes science, not magic, conquers all. 
Even death is just an equation to be solved. 
When De’Brouillard is called upon by the Lord Regent to cure a curse and save one of the damned, he must battle for his career, his faith in science, and even his life. In the darkest slums and deepest catacombs, the doctor finds himself staring death in the eye with no scientific solution at hand. Has the doctor finally come across a question that science cannot answer, and will he pay with his life?
Don’t miss the dark fantasy that reviewers are calling ‘visceral,’ ‘fantastic,’ and ‘intriguing’—get your
copy of Catacombs of Time today!

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About the Book:
Title: THE PYRES
Author: Dylan Doose
Publisher: Independent
Pages: 268
Genre: Fantasy/Horror
Once again, three unlikely heroes must band together in a fiery conflict between gods and demons.
A country ravaged by civil war, now threatened with evil unleashed by rivers of blood. Three must rise again to save the beleaguered land and thwart a dark prophecy.
A fantasy adventure for fans of Joe Abercrombie, Mark Lawrence and Scott Lynch!
Theron Ward, Aldous Weaver and Kendrick the Cold must band together and fight again. This time, they are caught in the timeless clash of gods and demons, and led by the dark prophecy of dreams.
A ruthless warlord, the Dog Eater, rises out of the rivers of blood from civil war. As friend and foe reach out from futures past, the three will see a city of white stone turn black with ash … and the only way forward is through the fire. One thing is certain, none of them will ever be the same. And one will be transformed in ways he never dreamed. Dare the three depend on the blood ties of the past to carry them through this terrible night?
Don’t miss the next thrilling installment in the dark fantasy that reviewers are calling ‘gritty, fast-paced and compelling’—get your copy of The Pyres today!

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Book Excerpt from FIRE AND SWORD:

The thing left a trail of thick black blood and green pus.
More a stream than a trail, if Theron Ward, hunter of monsters, wanted to be
precise. It was wounded and wounded horribly, but not dead.
Grimmshire was not the only town ruined by the plague. As
far as Theron knew, the whole country had a piece of it. The rats came with
those terrible black boils. Rats larger than dogs. In the beginning, they came
in swarms. Now they appeared alone or in small roving packs, as if a once
powerful tether that bound the group had been weakened.
Four years ago, they had come and spewed their filth into
the town. Two days was all it had taken until half the town was crawling and
squealing with the rats, puking up pus and bursting black boils. The other half
of the town became the swarm’s feast.
Those who didn’t turn simply couldn’t. The priests said that
only the sinners turned, that the pious were protected from the plague. Theron
doubted that, for he was not a pious man and he knew a thing or two about
sin—sins of the flesh mostly—and he had been exposed to enough plague to wipe
out a city.
Yet he had not turned.
Theron suspected something more sinister than nature, or the
work of gods and devils to be the villainy incarnate that had unleashed such
wickedness upon the land. He suspected something more human, or slightly more
than human. Unpopular opinion, but his opinion nonetheless.
It was midday, but
it was dark in the ruined town. The clouds shrouded the sun, gray and
threatening, but not a drop of rain. The once green pastures were yellow as far
as the eye could see. Once this had been a bustling, happy little town. Now
there were just the colors of pus and piss and ash all around, beneath those
suffocating gray clouds.
There came a rustling sound from the chapel, the one
building in the town not entirely burned to the ground. It had been painted
white when it was built, and painted black with soot and ash when death had
come to its town. The stained glass windows were shattered, shards of the
vibrant panes scattered round in the dirt and the yellow grass.
Theron burst through the door. His skin crawled at the sight
of the wounded thing within the chapel; they always made his skin crawl, though
he had killed over a hundred. He could kill over a thousand and still his skin
would crawl.
Theron was a beast hunter, had been for nearly a decade, but
the rats had always disturbed him the most, more than any creature or demon.
What made the things so terrible was not the giant, rotting buckteeth that
burst from the mouth. It was not the boils or the tufts of matted fur. Not the
long tail or the brutish muscles, not the naked, sagging female breasts or the
male parts dangling, filthy and crusted.
It was the eyes, for the eyes remained entirely human. And
so, Theron was certain that a human being was still left in there, with no
control over what it had become and begging for its torment to end.
This one had been a woman once, perhaps a mother, a lover, a
sister, a daughter. For a dreadful moment he pictured his own sister taking the
form of the wretched thing before him.
About the Author:

Writer. Sculptor. Bad fitness advice. In between writing books, award winning fantasy author Dylan Doose fills his not-so-busy schedule with martial arts, mountain biking, paddle surfing, weight lifting, and of course HBO, PS4 and increasing the size of his beloved personal library. Dylan’s Fire and Sword received an honorable mention from Library Journal in 2016 and was a Shelf Unbound Notable 100 for 2015.

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Book Signing – C.A.Milson – Horror Author

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C.A.Milson. Author of the horror series, The Chosen, will be signing copies of his novel, Rise Of The Darkness this coming Saturday, October 17th.

Where: OzAuthors Stand at Brimbank Shopping Center, Deer Park (Right near Target)

When: 11AM til 1PM

Interview With…. Crystal Connor

Welcome once again readers to a new post. Today I talk with Horror & Sci-Fi author, (and fellow HorrorAddicts.net reviewer) Crystal Connor – “A Trusted Name In Terror

A Washington State native, Crystal loves anything that has to do with monsters, bad guys (as in evil-geniuses & super-villains. Not ‘those‘ kind her mother warned her about), rogue scientific experiments, jewelry, sky-high high-heeled shoes & unreasonably priced handbags. 🙂

When she’s not terrorizing readers Crystal also reviews indie horror and science fiction films for both her personal blog www.wordsmithcrystalconnor.blogspot.com and HorrorAddicts.net

She also considering changing her professional title to dramatization specialist because it so much more theatrical than being a mere drama queen. The End is Now is the 5th book that has been unleashed by Crystal’s awarding winning imagination.

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Crystal, it is great having you here today. Please tell us something about yourself
Hi Chris, thanks so much for having me today. Well a little about me, Well I grew up telling spooky little campfire-style stories at slumber parties. Living on a steady literary diet of Stephen King, Robin Cook, Dean R. Koontz and healthy doses of cinema masterpieces such as The Birds, Friday the 13th, Hellraiser, The Outer Limits and The Twilight Zone; along with writing short stories specializing in the Science Fiction & Horror genres since before Jr. high School, it surprised no one that I ended up writing horror novels!

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My family, dog, friends and fans 🙂

What’s the story behind your latest book?
The latest release was two books co-written with author Lori Titus. When we 1st started working on the project we intended to write one book but about just a 3rd of the way in, we realized that we had to very different ideas on how we wanted the story to go. Because both ideas were so flipping awesome we decided to co-write two, standalone books! Both books take place in the same town of Fates Keep, a small community in the foothills of Mt. Empyreal, but they both tell very different stories involving the same base characters. It was a really fun project, you don’t have to read both books but we sure hope you do 🙂

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What are you working on next?
Well right now I am working on two novels, one is called The Family, I was attempting to write a straight up crime drama because I was getting so much feedback about the police officers that are introduced in Artificial Light, book II of The Spectrum Trilogy. When I write I just follow the story where ever it goes, so before I knew it, it morphed into a horror story. At 1st I was kind of struggling with it but now that there are monsters and dark elements it’s flowing like water.

The other book, well series, I am working on is basically a prequel to the Spectrum Trilogy. There was tons of interest in the back story that runs through the story like an undercurrent and I am having a lot of fun with that.

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Do you have any special/extraordinary talents?
Well I’m a pretty good cook if that counts, lol
It does 🙂

Who are your favorite authors?
I love Stephen King, of course, Bentley Little, Dean Koontz, Jack Ketchum, Robin Cook, and William F. Nolan those are the authors I grew up reading but later in life I started reading Octavia E. Butler, Walter Mosley, and Nisi Shawl. And thanks to the whole social media thing, it seems like I am falling in love with a new author every other week every week, lol. Right off the top of my head Cerece Rennie Murphy and her Order of the Seers comes to mind because I love bad guys and she has a villain named Crane that makes me swoon, lol. Right now I am reading Sin Eaters by author Kai Leakes which is insanely fun.

What do you like to do with your free time?
Laying on my couch wrapped in sleeping bag, binge watch tv shows, and eating junk food. Thank God for my figure I don’t do that often!

Is there anything that you’re working on besides the two WIPs?
Yes! I am getting ready to hit the road. I will be in Los Angeles from March 12th through the 16th. The 12th and 13th I will be at a Cultural Symposium at Loyola Marymount University called Astro Blackness 2. This year’s theme is THE SURREAL, THE SPECULATIVE, AND THE SPOOKY, lol right up my alley!

On the 14th I will be at a book signing with author’s Lori Titus and Sumiko Saulson at the world famous all things horror bookstore Dark Delicacies, and then on Sunday we will be signing at the $10.00 or Less Bookstore.

In May, from the 7-10th I will be sharing a vendor’s booth at the World Horror convention in Atlanta, with Lori Titus and on the 11th I have another joint book signing with Lori at the Nubian Bookstore!

From the 15th through the 17th I will be vending at the West Coast Haunters convention in Portland, Or and then from the 22nd thru the 24th I will be selling and signing books at Crypticon Seattle!

Where can people find you on the web?
Facebook
Google+
Goodreads
Amazon
Blogspot
YouTube
PodioBooks

Any final thoughts?
This was super fun, thank you so much for having me today. This was really fun.

Thanks Crystal for being my guest here today. Folks, if you wanna know more, check out and download a free copy of …And They All Lived Happily Ever After! audiobook and see why the name Crystal Connor has become “A Trusted Name in Terror!”

http://podiobooks.com/title/and-they-all-lived-happily-ever-after/

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