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The official Tyrants of the Dead glossary

December 27, 2016 | Dark Moon Daughter, Down the Dark Path, Nether Kingdom, Writing! | Permalink

Three Books Six Nations Dozens of Characters One Civilization bent on Mankind’s destruction Welcome to the official Tyrants of the Dead glossary. Herein you’ll find descriptions and blurbs for every major character, place, historical event, and artifact appearing in the Tyrants’ trilogy. This appendix is for all the folks who’ve read the books and for those who are thinking about […]

Breaking Dark Fantasy – The Tyrants of the Dead fantasy Trilogy

December 21, 2016 | Books!, Dark Moon Daughter, Down the Dark Path, Nether Kingdom, Tyrants of the Dead | Permalink

Many years have passed… And many books have I written… And yet none are as sacred as these first three…   * It’s dark now. It’s raining in cold sheets. Thunder shakes the earth. Lightning tears away the night, at least for a half-breath. It was on one such night, long ago, I dreamed of writing a story so […]

The Black Magic Woman

August 1, 2016 | Books!, Dark Moon Daughter, Tyrants of the Dead | Permalink

Andelusia knows she’s not like other girls. More than ever, the night calls to her, the stars grant her serenity, and the shadows of black magic pool within her blood. In the dark spaces between her dreams, she feels the power of the ancient world awakening. And as the enemies of mankind prepare for the […]

Book Blurb-ology

May 20, 2016 | Books!, Coffee Table Philosophy, Dark Moon Daughter, Down the Dark Path, humor, Writing! | Permalink

A while back I got mega sarcastic with a list of alternative movie blurbs. And later I roasted myself in public by making fun of all my books. This time I’m keeping it serious. If only to illustrate the pain and suffering that accompany writing blurbs (and query letters…and synopses) I’ve challenged myself to write one-sentence descriptions of all my books. […]

Under Her Black Wings

September 24, 2015 | Books!, Dark Moon Daughter, Tyrants of the Dead | Permalink

She knows she’s not like other women. More than ever, the night calls to her, the stars grant her serenity, and the shadows of black magic pool within her blood. In the dark spaces between Andelusia’s dreams, she feels the power of the ancient world awakening within her. And as the enemies of mankind lay the seed […]

No Delusions of Grandeur

March 8, 2015 | Dark Moon Daughter, Down the Dark Path, Nether Kingdom, Writing! | Permalink

Skulls. Sand. Shadows. Three of my favorite things. As I near the release of this, and thus slam the door shut on a too-long writing project, I sit in a rotting leather chair, my feet propped on a destroyed-by-cats ottoman, and reflect on my existence. I should be happier, I think. I should shimmer like Twilight’s vampires and bounce like Barney the fucking […]

Ten Real-Life Settings For the Tyrants of the Dead Movies

December 5, 2014 | Dark Moon Daughter, Down the Dark Path, Movies!, Nether Kingdom, Tyrants of the Dead | Permalink

As I sit in the dark and daydream terrible things, my mind wanders to the far-off hope of finishing the screenplay for the Tyrants of the Dead series. It’s ever in my thoughts. It’s not quite a realistic goal, but it’s more than just a dream. Previously, I imagined the cast here and here. But to capture all audiences everywhere, […]

Free Preview of Dark Moon Daughter

May 7, 2014 | Books!, Dark Moon Daughter | Permalink

  For those on the fence about investing in my latest dark fantasy epic Dark Moon Daughter (Book II in the Tyrants of the Dead series) here’s something I hope will launch you over the edge. Just click here to skitter on over to Tessera Guild’s download page, where you’ll find a free downloadable preview. DMD’s inside cover, […]

The Monster Mash

April 5, 2014 | Books!, Dark Moon Daughter, Tessera Guild!, Writing! | Permalink

   He was three-thousand winters dead, as deaf to Andelusia’s bleating as a coffin full of bones. His very presence was evil, his breaths curling like smoke from beneath his iron mask. As he dragged her through Midnon, his passing withered moths and turned bowlfuls of red apples to ash… – Reference to Mogru, Servant […]

Dark Moon Daughter – Art Collaboration

April 2, 2014 | Art!, Books!, Dark Moon Daughter | Permalink

   “At the world’s bottom, in a realm where sunlight holds no sway, the Ur tower awaits. If you go there, daughter, I cannot say what you will be like if you return.” – The warlock D Anderae I believe in the collaborative spirit, and as such, I’ve commissioned multiple pieces of art to give […]