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Video Versions of my Blogposts

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I decided to do video versions of some of my blogposts. This one is an intro of sorts on the sweeping generalizations that usually seem to follow our bygone eras around. I had to do a lot of research for my book series (a fantasy/horror/gothic series called The Birthrite Series) and will be covering more of what I introduce and mention in this video in future ones (and blogposts): And here is the Leahmouse video titled "What Goth is NOT" (I know I've posted this one several times before but it is an excellent video: And while I always encourage others to do their own research, here are a few starting points: Female Authors/Writers Throughout History (dating back to Antiquity): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Women_writers_by_historical_period http://mikeswritingworkshop.blogspot.com/2011/03/25-female-writers-who-changed-history.html Romani (aka "Gypsy") Slavery and Persecution: http://www.varromskahistoria.se/en/500-years-slavery http://www.ac

Apparantly Google Knew It Was My Birthday...

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HAUNTED ATTRACTION REVIEW: Castle Blood

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Autumn/Halloween is my favorite season and time of the year. Of course, a large reason for this is the fall festivals and haunted attractions that open up for business now. When I was in college, I used to go with friends to every haunted attraction in the area we could possibly get to. Nowadays with pesky things called 'adult responsibilities,' I consider getting to at least two attractions a good Halloween (if I can do three it's a bonus). Those of you who have been following my writing and blogging in recent years have likely seen me mention Castle Blood on more than one occasion as it is on my 'must go to' list during the Halloween season. Last night (Saturday night), some friends and I visited their brand new location, which is none other than a 100-year-old three generation funeral home. Here is my video interview with the owner, Rick (aka Gravely MacCabre) from back in September. Here, we discuss what's in store for the attraction's new home:

Fall Book Drive Book Haul and Small Rant. :)

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Hey all! Sorry it's been a while since my last video. Busy with filming, writing, and music though I will try being more consistent again. :) Recently, my local library had a charity book drive and I scored some pretty good deals!  And there is a small rant woven in (sorry, can't help it). :)  Feel free to visit my YouTube Channel and subscribe! And Until November 5: October is not only Halloween, but also my birthday month! I'm also going to be releasing my first full length novel, Descent (The Birthrite Series, #1) and The Twisting House (Stories from Colony Drive, #4) very soon. So in celebration of all that, I'm offering the three stories available in the Stories from Colony Drive Series for free on Smashwords. You can already download #1 (Cemetery by the Lake) and #3 (Romancing Elena) free, and until November 5, Dusk to Dawn (Story #2) is also free with a coupon code. So on the Smashwords Dusk to Dawn page , enter the following coupon code

Interview with Michael Wade Johnson of Faux Pas Films

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My relationship with Faux Pas Films started back in 2012 when I was approached by Michael Wade Johnson to do a cameo in their dark drama,  Cyclical Effect . They also ended up using my song, "Ghost" in the film. The next project of theirs that I was involved with was 2013's Ovulation in which my song, "Ashes to Dust" was used. Since then, they have kept busy and are currently filming their latest project, Candie's Harem . So read on! :) TA: So, what have you all been up to since the last time we talked? MWJ: Films, films, and more films! After finishing "Ovulation", I wrote and directed "Incorporeal" and then a little short called "Attritional" while at the same time helping with tons of other projects like "The Dirty Sanchez". That and raising my soon-to-be 1 year old daughter, Adora, who is my brightest light imaginable. TA: Now, you completed a new film titled "Candie's Harem.&quo

The Fifty Shades of Grey Phenomenon, Part 1

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As I implied in my recent review of Jenny Trout's The Boss , I avoided reading Fifty Shades of Grey until I was finally able to one day admit to myself that I was in fact curious over seeing what the hype was about. I was already horrified by the atrocious writing and grammar in the excerpts I read, however, it really isn't fair to judge something unless you actually have given it a try. So I did read the books and to be very frank, this was pretty much my expression after finishing the final sentence in the first Fifty Shades book: It took me nearly a month to finish. Now mind you, I read Stephen King's "It", a 1000+ page book, cover to cover within a week. So that says something right there. After struggling so much through the story I almost through the book across the room reading all three books, I came to the following conclusion: I could understand how fans of this series might find it entertaining or some kind of escape. After all, that is th

Free Short Stories Throughout October. :)

October is not only Halloween, but also my birthday month! I'm also going to be releasing my first full length novel, Descent (The Birthrite Series, #1) and The Twisting House (Stories from Colony Drive, #4) very soon. So in celebration of all that, I'm offering the three stories available in the Stories from Colony Drive Series for free on Smashwords. You can already download #1 (Cemetery by the Lake) and #3 (Romancing Elena) free, and until November 5, Dusk to Dawn (Story #2) is also free with a coupon code. So on the Smashwords Dusk to Dawn page , enter the following coupon code at checkout: RY63B And then download The Cemetery by the Lake and Romancing Elena for free. :) Then if you don't mind, rate and review on Smashwords and Goodreads , whether you loved them, sort of liked them or they weren't your thing. Thanks everyone and Happy Halloween! :) PS- Smashwords offers formats for pretty much any computer or e-reader. :)

Playing With Blood...

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...on the set of The Downfall of Mr. Difford in Corland, OH . :) On the open road...   Before the fun began...  (I have no idea why Matt's photo is uploading sideways to the blog. Just pretend it's vertical) Let the bloodletting begin...   The aftermath (you can still kind of see the "bullet wound" in my neck)... The drive home... THE END There is a tentative release date for the film in either December 2014 or January 2015. I will post more info once I have a definite date. :) If you would like to join our community and receive content exclusive to email, join our little tribe and Subscribe to my Messages from the Labyrinth Mailing List. . We promise to never share your info or spam you. Ever. You can also  subscribe to my YouTube Channel for new vlogging updates. ****** My stories, "The Cemetery by the Lake" and "Dusk to Dawn" are availabl