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Rise Of The Darkness Audiobook

The Rise Of The Darkness (Audiobook)
by C.A.Milson
Narrated by Ken Maxon

Available on JB Hifi, Xbox Live, Audible and through ASJ Publishing as mp3 download

 

The Chosen - Rise Of The Darkness

 

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Supernatural – RoadTrip – TV Review

Supernatural
Season 9, Ep 10 – Roadtrip
Stars: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins, Mark Sheppard

Plot: Dean sets off to cast Gadreel out of Sam, but Castiel tells him the only way to do that is to ask for Crowley’s help. Will Crowley be able to save Sam? Will he double-cross the Winchesters in retaliation for his imprisonment or will he be willing to help?

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Review: Well the boys are back again for some more demon hunting, slaying and mayhem. In the last episode we saw the death of the Prophet by the hands of Sam (Gadreel). We pick up here with Cas meeting up with Dean inside  the bunker, and they discuss what he (Dean) really did to save the life of Sam. We learn more about who Gadreel is, (in that he was the Angel who was in charge of the gate of Eden. Unfortunately, he – in his blindness – let Lucifer into the garden and the rest, as they say, is the downfall of Humanity. So since that time, Gad has been locked in a jail in Heaven for the epic fail of a job he was charged to do). And now, in order to prove himself to Metatron, he has the task of killing some of his buds, so he can be Metatron’s second in command. Hmmmm something tells me that this will not end well for Metatron 🙂

Getting back to the episode… Dean and Cas decide to get Crowley to help them save Sam from Gadreel (Gad). So begins the road-trip and some epic Bromance moments between Dean and his bestie, Cas 🙂 All the while Abaddon is hot on the heels of Crowley is her continued effort to take over Hell.

I wont give away too many spoilers, but I will say that this episode will just remind you of why so many love this show 🙂

13 Questions With…CA Milson, 2nd Edition

Courtesy of TheWrittenUniverse. Thanks so much Tracey.

13 Questions with C.A.Milson – 2nd Edition.

When I started The Written Universe, I began the 13 Questions feature, to give my readers some insight into the authors I review.
This is the second time I have had the pleasure of reviewing CA Milson, and I wrote a second batch of 13 questions for him to answer.

1. You’re hosting a dinner party. What is the menu, and do you cook it yourself, or do you call a caterer?
Dinner party? That does depend on the number of guests that are invited. When I was in New Zealand I put on a few Murder Mystery Dinner Parties, which were alot of fun, but takes alot of prep and organizing, such as finding a good location, the menu to suit everyone and so on. But, if I was having a dinner party for a select few people I would typically do a 3 course meal. Entree I normally do something light. Main course is where I really shine I like to cook when I entertain, so I pull out all the stops. Jacket potatoes, roast onion, roast pork or lamb marinated and seasoned with all kinds of herbs, spices, condiments and of course wine Desert is my own brand of pumpkin pie.

2. What is your beverage of choice?
If it’s first thing in the morning, coffee – strong. Any other time. 100% juice or Pepsi

3. Physical book Vs an E-Reader. Your preference and why?
Seeing how fast technology is advancing, E-Readers. Ebook sales are on the rise and quite sadly the days of paperback are declining. In 5 or 10 years we will be lucky to see any major bookstores as E-Readers are becoming quite the everyday thing now. Technology may be a marvel at times, but still nothing still beats seeing your own book in the stores. That is something E-Readers can never replace…

4. What kinds of books make up your personal library?
We have quite the range of books in our kit. Travel, ancient history, some fiction novels, foreign language, law.

5. How and when did you catch the writing bug?
That one started in 1989. When I lived in a small town in Winchelsea. Winch (as it is known) is a small town, and there was alot of inspiration for me, as at the time I lived in a cottage house on a piggery, outside of town. There was nothing for miles around, so you can bet that my imagination ran wild. At the time I had an old iron Remington Rand typewriter, and I would be on that thing for hours at a time, much to the annoyance of everyone else who lived there.

6. What is your writing routine?
I write when I am inspired and have a clear mind. Lately though that has not been the case, as my thoughts have been pre-occupied with my TV show and my short films. So it has been hard to get into the swing of things and continue on with book 3 – Prophecys End. Yet, when i do write, and am in the right frame of mind, I sit at the laptop, stare aimlessly at what I have and wait for that inspiration to hit. Sometimes it does, and sometimes it doesn’t.

7. If you ever encounter writer’s block, what steps do you take to get past it?
Grab a sledgehammer and break down that wall LOL… No, normally I review what I have already written and see where I can take the storyline from there. That’s what I did with Bloodline Of Darkness. There was a few spots there where i was wondering where I was going to take the storyline, especially in the section where Alex is sat on the balcony with his son. When I hit that point I had no idea where to take it, as that scene was not where I wanted it to go… So began the daymare sequences… and a whole new reality for Alex opened.

8. Do you have a hidden talent?
I try my hand at alot of things. Right now I am seeing if I have what it takes to direct a TV show. It is far easier to write a book than it is to create/write/ and direct a TV series. Let alone when Rise Of The Darkness gets turned into a feature film.

9. What was your best subject in school?
English and ancient history.

10. As in any entertainment, there are current trends. How much do these “current trends” influence what you write?
Current trends are okay, but if I followed the pack then I would have created a TV show “Office Downunder”. No, I don’t like to follow any pack, although there are some influences that I do like

11. Mac or PC?
PC

12. Where do your ideas come from?
My ideas come any source. Last weekend I was in Hervey Bay, which is in Qld Australia. Nice and relaxing place, then my sister told me about this real haunted house in The Bay that just got my create juices flowing. So next time I am up there I am going to check some haunted locations out and see if I can find some ideas for the next book.

13 What advice would you pass on to an aspiring author?
I would say this: If you want to write, do it. But do it for the right reasons. Dont think that because you write a novel it is going to be the biggest thing since JKRowling. Only less than 1% of new writers actually make become an overnight sensation. If that is your motivation, then don’t write. Yes, there will be fans of your book, but it takes work, much like a full time job. If you are going to research publishers, check out POD publishers. There are some good publishers out there, but you just have to find them and be aware of the fine print. Writing a book has to be a passion. If you have that passion, then follow it through to the end. it is worth it.

Win A Horror Pack!

With a new year comes a new contest!

As part of the new release of Bloodline Of Darkness, we are giving away a Horror Pack to 5 lucky readers

Horror Pack includes:

* Rise Of The Darkness novel by C.A.Milson

* Rise Of The Darkness Audiobook

* An autographed copy of the film script for Rise Of The Darkness, signed by J.D.Rebel, C.A.Milson and the film crew

* A walk on role in the film, Rise Of The Darkness

* Issue One of Phantasmalyptic – The Graphic Comic

* DVD Pack of two classic horror films

To be in the running, simply purchase a copy of Bloodline Of Darkness from ASJ Publishing, take a photo of yourself with the book (Cover displaying in photo).

Purchase from: http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/bloodline-of-darkness/14418685

Best or most outrageous photo wins!

Entries close August 15st 2011 and the 5 winners will be announced September 1st 2011.

Good Luck Everyone!

 

 

 

Bloodline Of Darkness

Start the new year with a new book!

Bloodline Of Darkness. Out now!

2010 Limited Engagement Events!

Schedule of personal appearances for 2010:

RUSSIA

April – S.K.A.T. T.V Vashe Utro (Your Morning TV Show)
Location: TV
About: C.A.Milson get to chat with the hosts of the show and talk about his new book, Rise of The Darkness, and his debut short film, No Ordinary Girl.

April – Meet The Author & Book Reading (2 events)
Location: Samara University & Lingui Center
About: Two events where C.A.Milson will be talking about book writing, being published, film directing and more.

May – Dinner & Book Reading with C.A.Milson
Location: TBA
About: Dinner with an Author experience. Enjoy a three course dinner with C.A.Milson, where he will also speak about his book.

May/June – C.A.Milson & Victor Evgrafov Celebrity Dinner
Location: Samara
About: Dinner experience with C.A.Milson & legendary Russian actor, Victor Evgrafov.

July – Meet The Cast & Crew of No Ordinary Girl – Celebrity Fundraiser
Location: Moscow & Samara
About: Meet C.A.Milson, Victor Evgrafov, Liliya May and others at these two events, and be in the raffle to win movie memorabilia.

For information on the events in Russia, contact C.A.Milson’s assistants by SMS:
Anna: +7-905-303-3857
Tanya: +7-927-726-4055

Review of Rise Of The Darkness by The Written Universe

Courtesy of The Written Universe. The original post can be found here.

The Chosen – Rise of the Darkness
by
CA Milson

Available through Amazon in hardcover or paperback.

In a nutshell: if you like stories where battles are waged between man and forces of the darker regions, then this book is for you.

CA Milson has crafted a well-paced story of man versus demonic forces, both intent on winning the day.

Our main characters are all paranormalists of some stripe, some really into the game and others with motives less than pure.

It all starts when Alex attends a seminar where fellow paranormal investigators are going to speak. We are introduced to Usher, a Cherokee Indian who has a gift for sensing the supernatural and Drake Winters, the All-American Boy who has taken to paranormal research.
Another personality in the paranormal world is discussed in the seminar, one Jamiesonn, who back in the 1700s established a cult and literally indulged in human sacrifice and all manner of atrocities until local townspeople where he lived put him to death in a variety of ways – yes, you read that right, ways…he pulled a Rasputin and just wouldn’t die and ended up literally disappearing before the crowds eyes…dead or not? You decide.
During the discussion at the seminar, it is posited that Jamiesonn survived and is merely biding his time to come back and take up his evil ways.
Drake declares he will be the one to send Jamiesonn to another plane of existence, but Alex doesn’t believe he can.

Drake and Alex form an uneasy alliance, neither one really trusting the other, and set out to find Jamiesonn and stop him. Before they can, an apparition appears and warns them off – and then the fun starts.

Demonic forces begin to run rampant…visions are seen and heard, death prevails, people are taken over by demons…blood runs.
Yet there is another force at work here in the form of a scroll that was found in some Mayan ruins which tells of the destruction of the greatest civilizations in history. The scroll contains the name of The One who will end the strife and preserve mankind.

It is from this point that Milson takes us on a frenetic ride of demons running amuck, forces of good opposing forces of evil, and Alex’s journey into the midst of this maelstrom.

Ultimately this is a story of good versus evil, playing out their epic battles in the midst of mankind who is usually woefully inept at handling a crisis like this.
Milson pens a story revealing how we as humans are sometimes asked to do some things we don’t think we can do to go towards the greater good.

My only complaint is there were a few set pieces in the book where I would have liked to see more detail. Don’t get me wrong, you get enough to know what’s happening, but I could see some places where Milson could have stood to add a little meat to his stew.

Milson says Stephen King is an inspiration and I have to admit there were times when I did notice the writing did bring to mind the style of a younger SK.

Take note – the story will continue in Bloodline of Darkness.
For more information on the sequel visit:

http://bloodlineofdarkness.info
For more information on CA Milson, visit: http://www.authorcamilson.com/

The Fourth Kind – Movie Review

The Fourth Kind. Starring Milla Jovovich.

This is the first major film executed by writer and director Olatunde Osunsanmi, who is a protégé of independent film director Joe Carnahan.

In 1972, a scale of measurement was established for alien encounters. When a UFO is sighted, it is called an encounter of the first kind. When evidence is collected, it is known as an encounter of the second kind. When contact is made with extraterrestrials, it is the third kind. The next level, abduction, is the fourth kind. However, in the case of this movie, I would have to say that it was a close encounter of the supernatural kind.

When it comes to a movie with Milla Jovovich starring, I will jump on the bandwagon and watch the film as soon as it is available. However, as great as an actress she is, (and also in my own laminated list of top 5) this movie did not quite do it for me.

For those who have seen the movie already, you will know what I am talking about. For those who have not seen it, be prepared for a let-down.

While the acting of Milla is no less than great, and some of the scenes somewhat intriguing, there was a lot that can be said by the account of the storyline, which seemed to border more on the lines of Supernatural possession more than Alien abduction.

In some scenes, we see the witness being “possessed” and speaking in Sumerian language…. A language that has been extinct for more than 3,000 years. Now while I can appreciate the love for an extinct language and a race, I doubt that many people alive today would be able to understand and speak it fluently as the Historian seemed to do just as easily as eating cornflakes. Nice try, but somehow I don’t think ET’s would be in the habit of possessing a host and speaking in a language that is extinct that only one historian on the planet can seem to understand. Maybe the historian is fluent in 6 million forms of communication.

While I do enjoy a good horror flick and getting a chill factor, this moved me about as much as the flick Antichrist.

Was it good for a movie – It was okay

Was it as good as Paranormal Activity – No. Absolutely not.

While I can appreciate Olatunde’s debut film, I for one need a little more scares in my fear factor 🙂

Full Synopsis:

An interview between Dr. Abigail Emily Tyler and Olatunde Osunsanmi kicks off the movie. (NOTE- all names in the film are fake to protect the identities of those involved. this includes dr.tyler) Tyler begins to discuss a hypnotism session performed on her by a colleague, Dr. Abel Campos, in an attempt to remember back to the night her husband Will was murdered beside her in bed and to recollect the face of the murderer. However, she cannot recall the face and the session only results in leaving her in tears. Campos tries to convince Tyler to take time off so her head can clear, but she insists that she must continue her husbands studies. After a brief scene with her two children, Ashley – who had gone blind soon after her father’s death – and Ronnie – who blames his mother for the murder of Will – Tyler begins her studies on the sleep-deprived in Nome. She notes that her patients have all awoken during the night to see a white owl watching them outside their windows for hours at a time.
Tyler suggests to one patient, Tommy Fisher, that she put him under hypnosis to discover something he couldn’t remember from the prior night. Under the hypnosis Fisher says that he had woken to see the owl at his window yet again. It disappears as his door opens, and he goes into hysterics before Tyler can snap him out of it. Terrified and unwilling to reveal what he had seen opening his door, Fisher leaves. That night, the cops are called to the Fisher household to discover that Fisher is holding his wife and their two children hostage, refusing to discuss the situation with anyone other than Tyler. She arrives, and while she attempts to calm him down, Fisher begins screaming in a language that Tyler cannot understand and demanding that she tell him the meaning of what he is saying. When she can’t supply a translation, Fisher shoots his wife, their children, and himself. Sherriff August interrogates Tyler as to whether or not she believes her hypnosis therapy with Fisher that day was in relation to the shooting. When Tyler doesn’t see a connection, August becomes enraged and tells her to cease her studies of sleep deprivation and the hypnosis on her patients. After returning home, Tyler grabs her tape recorder and makes notes over her patients, falling asleep while the recorder is still on.
The following morning, Tyler arrives at work to discover Campos waiting for her, worried after hearing of the Fisher shootings. She assures him that she is all right, and hands her tape recorder to her secretary, asking her to transcribe it. In her office, Scott Stracinsky, another of Tyler’s patients, and his wife are waiting. Stracinsky decides to be hypnotized despite the recent tragedy. During the session, he beings shaking and gagging, and Tyler has a difficult time snapping him out of the hypnosis. When she finally does, he reveals that nonhuman creatures had invaded his room. The couple leaves moments before Tyler’s secretary enters and tells Tyler that she cannot transcribe the tape. Curious, Tyler and Campos listen to the tape; moments after Tyler finishes her notes and falls asleep, mechanical noises are heard followed by terrifying, heart-stopping screams coming straight from Tyler’s own throat and a distorted voice speaking in an unknown language. She cannot remember anything that had happened that night, but discovers a bruise-like mark on her shoulder and scratches in the floorboards from her fingernails, as if she’d been trying to prevent someone from dragging her out.
In her husband’s research she finds the name and number of author Dr. Awolowa Odusami. Tyler calls the number and asks Odusami if he knew her husband. He claims he didn’t, but says that someone using the alias of “John” had called him from that number before. They set up a meeting between Tyler, Odusami, and Campos; during this, Odusami listens to the tape and concludes that the language is Sumerian, a dead language. He mentions that in ancient Sumerian artifacts pictures of men in space suits and UFOs were depicted, and that the voice on the tape speaking the language – saying words such as “destroy” and “ruin” – did not sound human. During the meeting, Stracinsky’s wife calls Tyler and begs her to come to their house. She, along with her colleagues, arrives at the house to find Scott in bed, a large bruise on his arm similar to the one on Tyler’s shoulder. He wants to be put under hypnosis, because he can’t quite remember what happened. Almost immediately after being put under Stracinsky jerks into an upright position with his head thrown back and his eyes and mouth open wide. He soon begins to levitate off the bed and screams in the Sumerian language. His body is distorted and dropped back onto the bed, seemingly lifeless.
Terrified, Tyler hurries to her house and starts packing, intending to flee to North Carolina. Sherriff August comes in; Stracinsky is now paralyzed from the neck down, and August believes that Tyler did it. As he is arresting her, Campos comes in and firmly states that Tyler had nothing to do with the accident. August agrees to leave Tyler at her house under constant surveillance by an officer of his. In the early hours of the morning, the officer spots an object flying over the household and calls August, who arrives to find a sobbing Tyler in Ashley’s room; Tyler claims that a beam of light appeared and took her daughter. August demands Tyler to stop her nonsense, believing that she was the cause behind Ashley’s disappearance. When she continues to insist that it was the work of extraterrestrials, he takes Ronnie, who also believes that his mother was the cause of his sister’s kidnapping, out of her custody.
Firmly believing that her daughter was abducted, Tyler asks Campos and Odusami to put her under hypnosis to bring her back to the night her tape recorder caught her screaming – which she believes was a recording of her own personal abduction – in an attempt to directly contact the aliens and demand for Ashley back. Campos puts Tyler into a deep sleep, and an inhuman voice speaking through her begins screaming in Sumerian. Tyler begins an almost schizophrenic scene where she and the Sumerian voice speaking through her start arguing. She begs them to bring her daughter back, and yet the voice refuses before it drops Tyler back on the couch. Campos and Odusami try to revitalize her when they themselves start screaming. When the static halts, the camera is now on the floor of an empty room; the three doctors are missing.
Osunsanmi asks Tyler what had happened the night of her hypnosis. She tells him that they were abducted, though they were unsure where they had gone or what had been done to them. The interview fades as the film itself continues; Tyler is now in a hospital bed, August and Campos at her bedside. August asks her who killed her husband, and she says all she was aware of was that he was stabbed while they were asleep. Countering her story, August holds up a picture of Will’s head with a bullet hole through it alongside a picture of a gun, and tells Tyler that her husband had committed suicide. He asks her yet again where Ashley was, and Tyler swears that her daughter was abducted. She begs Campos to speak up, reminding him that they had gone through the same things. He keeps quiet, and August is forced to remove Ronnie from a worn-down Tyler’s custody.
Tyler continues to stay true to the story of Ashley’s abduction by aliens. As she becomes emotional, Osunsanmi finally concludes the interview. It is then that the camera zooms out, and the audience is made aware of the fact that Tyler is in a wheelchair, paralyzed. The end credits reveal that no one involved in the real events had wanted to participate in the creation of the film, and that Tyler is under constant surveilance as her health deteriorates day by day ever since her abduction. Ashley has never been found. The end credits role with 911 calls reporting UFO’S

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