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CD REVIEW: Lawrence C. Connolly's "Veins"

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I had the pleasure of meeting critically-acclaimed author and Bram Stoker Award Nominee (nominated alongside Stephen King, I'd both men are in good company), Lawrence C Connolly at the Horror Realm Spring Massacre and was fortunate to obtain a copy of his CD, "Veins" for review and to also hear his more musical side. I will begin by saying that the "Veins" CD was written as a compliment to his novel of the same title. The six tracks are all soundscapes inspired by the story, along with two Bonus tracks. I will first give a brief summary of Veins without giving too much away (you all need to buy the book...it's worth it).  Veins tells the story of four crooks fleeing from what could be 'the perfect crime' into the Pennsylvania highlands.  As they flee in their black Mustang, they are being pursued by a tattooed madman whose goal is to see that they are dead.  The driver of the car, a boy named Axle, knows the land well and can l

New Book Released!

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Hey all, New book released! It is my part in the One Emma Way short series in which I and four other authors are involved. Mine is the fourth installment and it consists of my stories "Snowflakes" and "Roommates." And check out the first three installments by G. Richard Sterling, Gene A. Ritz, and Carol Martin. Available at Amazon and Smashwords. If you happen to live in, or visit the beautiful city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, you won’t find a house at One Emma Way; it doesn’t exist in reality. It does, however in the minds of five independent authors (one being author G. Richard Sterling) that came together to weave their respective, fictional stories about a special, prominent feature of the old house-the grand, bay window that peers down from the hillside at the Pittsburgh skyline. Some of the stories are fictional throughout, others are based on actual places, or true events for the time period, with fictional characters experiencing ficti

Steven Till's "Shuffle"

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Hey all, Hope everyone is enjoying lovely spring weather (albeit a little rainy in at least my area). I met author, Steven Till at the Horror Realm Convention last month and snagged a copy of his book, Shuffle. It is a zombie story, but he takes a really cool and unique approach. Definitely check it out: The eleven-year-old girl stood on the summit of Mount Washington, overlooking downtown Pittsburgh. She clutched her blood-soaked teddy bear in her right hand as she chewed. The city was ablaze in napalm fire. Gunshots rang out as soldiers struggled to fend off the growing horde of undead. Sunshine took another bite. Bridges collapsed as the military tried in vain to contain the outbreak. After countless millennia of waiting, her time had finally come. The girl took one last bite from the severed arm that she clutched with her left hand and dropped it atop the dead soldier who lay at her feet. Turning away from the ruined city, she faced her undead brood. Tens of th