Monsters come in many forms. There's the monstrously misshapen but initially kind creature who is turned into a real monster by humanity's intolerance. There's the beautiful, seductive monster with sinister plans or unnatural and unholy appetites. There are human monsters, man-made monsters, reptilian monsters, alien monsters, demon monsters, dream monsters... There are just a whole heck of a lot of monsters hiding between the pages of a whole heck of a lot of novels out there. And now there's apparently a monster of a hurricane hybrid,
Frankenstorm, lumbering toward the east coast. Best thoughts to everyone
in its wide, wide path.
When monster can be defined in so many ways, how do you pick one as a favorite or the most terrifying or the most devious?
The difficulty of the decision makes me doubly quadruply proud that the very talented Joylene Nowell Butler, author of Dead Witness and Broken but not Dead, chose Dark Knowledge for her Monstrous Monday selection. Click the Monstrous Monday graphic to go to Joylene's blog to see what she had to say. Then bookmark her blog. It's truly a favorite of mine, even before it honored Dark Knowledge this way.
Yesterday I carved my first jack o'lantern since writing "The Pumpkin Lady." I'm a little nervous, especially with the full moon due to rise tonight and Halloween so close.
So in case I get Pumpkin Ladied this year, please accept my Horror with
Heart wishes now that your Halloween is fun, frightful, and safe. And for your holiday reading, I remind you that my paranormal thriller, Struck, is in a Goodreads give-a-way that ends on Halloween. A signed copy of my paranormal thriller, Dark Knowledge, can be won by playing trick-and-treat with me as a Horror with Heart Newsletter subscriber.
Well, it took me a little over two years after moving here to have my first Tucson book signing, but the paperback release of Dark Knowledge urged me out of my gargoyle-lined study and into the light of a bookstore. Two bookstores, actually. After such a long spell without a signing, I had two signing in two days this past weekend. Here's an iPhone photo of me at the first one.
Something tells me I was having a pretty good time. Thanks to Bookmans on Speedway and Bookmans on Ina for hosting me.
Since not all of you live in Tucson, not all of you could make it, but the paperback is now available on Amazon. Click the image of the Dark Knowledge poster below to grab a copy.
I also updated my handy-dandy purchase link blog post to include a link to this paperback along with the other links for purchasing Above Haldis Notch, Struck, and Dark Knowledge in all their forms at various online bookstores. Click the neon sign to visit the purchase link page.
And there's still time to play Trick-and-Treat with me for a chance to win a signed paperback copy of Dark Knowledge. Details in the Halloween Howling issue of my newsletter. Hurry though. Entries must be received before Halloween.
This just in...Dark Knowledge, the paperback! I know I'm partial, and perhaps that gargoyle on the cover has a face only a father can truly love, but I tell you, the book looks great, inside and out. I'm very pleased with the work Etopia Press did. And doesn't it look fantastic next to Struck, the paperback?
As you can see, I posted a sitter to watch over my paperbacks as they get acquainted, but I'm not sure I needed to. They're already getting along very well, which makes me a proud author.
I'm celebrating the paperback release of Dark Knowledge with two book signings here in Tucson this weekend at two different Bookmans.
On Saturday, October 20, I'll be at a local author's fair at Bookmans-Speedway. That's 6230 E. Speedway Blvd. The cross street is Wilmott. I'll be there from noon to 3 PM.
On Sunday, October 21, I'll be one of two horror authors doing a Halloween-themed signing at Bookmans-Ina. That's 3733 W. Ina Rd. The cross street is N. Thornydale. I'll be there from 11 AM to 2 PM.
I'll have Struck and Dark Knowledge at both signings. I hope if you're local-ish and available, you'll drop by. If you can't make it, either due to location or time restrictions, but you'd like a paperback copy of either novel, click on one of the following links to purchase at Amazon (currently the only place I know of where Dark Knowledge is available):
The latest issue of my Horror with Heart Newsletter, "Halloween Howling," went out this morning. It's full of news about Dark Knowledge's paperback release (today!), two Tucson book signings this weekend, the imminent release of Tango Sunday, and more.
In this issue, I'm also playing trick-and-treat (my variation of trick-or-treat) with newsletter subscribers and giving away a signed paperback copy of Dark Knowledge.
CLICK HERE to see the online version of "Halloween Howling."
By the way, if you want to subscribe to the Horror with Heart Newsletter, there's a gold box over on the right part of this blog (you may need to scroll down). Enter your name and email address and click the submit button. That's it. It's even easier to unsubscribe if you change you mind later. I typically send out 3 or 4 newsletters a year, but sometimes less, so I won't be swamping your in-boxes.
About ready for Halloween? If not, maybe I can help. My short story,
"The Pumpkin Lady," is posted as part of the Keepers of the Crypt event
Fictitious Musings. So screw up your courage, head over to the pumpkin
patch, and have a read.
My paranormal thriller, Dark Knowledge, received a glowing review today over at Fictitious Musings. Nice timing since the paperback release is about a week away. I'm a happy horror author these days.
Pyeatt has created an intense tale of horror that is one of the most gripping reads I’ve read this year. From the very first page, you are thrust into a story that has you begging for more. I really enjoyed being immersed into two very interesting worlds. Pyeatt has definitely created a twisted scenery that keeps you captivated. The good vs evil quality of the story really keeps you on your toes throughout the novel. There is so much more to the story than the good vs evil aspect; it is layered with emotion too.
Dark Knowledge has so much to offer readers. I highly recommend diving into Dark Knowledge if you’re looking for an entertaining read that is as dark as it is brilliant.
It's October, and October leads to Halloween, which leads to fun. I'm already ready. Can you tell? Fangs to Cullan Hudson and Fresh Eire Designs for making me into a vampire. Oops, I meant "Thanks to Cullan..."
To celebrate the month, I'm giving away a paperback copy of Struck over at Goodreads.com. Any time between now and Halloween, you can enter to win. On November 1st, Goodreads will pick the winner, and I'll send out the book.
I think you must be registered at Goodreads to enter. I know it's an easy process once you're registered, just a simple click on the "enter to win" button on Struck's giveaway page. And in the spirit of simple and easy, there's an "enter to win" button below that should work. (If it doesn't, would someone please post a comment to let me know?)
If you'd like to sample Struck to see if it's something that interests you, surf over to my website by clicking here: Sample Struck.