The Hollies Vs Vampires, Barnes & Noble Book Signing, New Book Cover Reveal, Derek Ailes in a Straight Jacket
Hello all my horror fiction fans. I have a lot of great news to reveal. As you can see from the image above, I now have the official book cover for Musings From A Demented Mind by Derek Ailes & James Coon. I have several more of my and James Coon's stories to work on. I came up with quite a strange one Thursday. I couldn't sleep too well so I began working on the following short story. The details are below:
The true biography of The Hollies is here. They were a British music sensation by day and vampire slayers by night. Find out the truth in the short story: In the Hollies Style by Derek Ailes.
I've been a die hard Hollies fan since 1994 after I heard "The Air That I Breathe" for the first time. I own every studio album they've recorded, every single, b-side ever issued on CD and even some rare hard to find gems only a select few have. The only song I don't own is the studio version of their cover of Prince's Purple Rain released on a rare cassette single. Only the live version is readily available.
This story is a tribute to them and I retold their years leading up to the album Distant Light where the story ends with them slaying vampires while singing as the Hollies as their day job. Serious fans will enjoy living this new tale of their origins. I know their history and did research to back up some of the things which happen in the story. The only change I made was making Bernie Calvart one of the original members, he joined the band a few years later in the Graham Nash era.
Elton John has a cameo.
Yes, I'm off my rocker and this epic vampire slaying story is proof of it. The stories keep getting better and better.
Mark Cusco Ailes and I were notified by the Valparaiso, Indiana Barnes & Noble that are autograph signing will be Thursday June 25 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. I'm excited to finally set up in a Barnes & Noble. This will be my brother's second time. All of our books will be there for sale.
Mark and I will be at the Hammond Public Library Sat May 30 from 12:00 p.m. - 3 p.m. with many other local Indiana authors selling all of our books. You can also learn about Mark's latest project days before the official reveal on his website.
People have been asking what happened to the release of Shelana's Quest on Shortfictionbreak.com. The new anthology from the website has been delayed a few weeks and Shelana's Quest part one will appear on their website the week of its release. Rastus, A Warrior's Tale, from the anthology, and Shelana's Quest both have the character Alzina in it. Yes, the stories tie in with each other introducing my universe which my first fantasy novel "Beast Within" will deal with. I can't wait. Beast Within will be released sometime in the Spring/Summer 2016.
Power Command has been put on hold indefinitely. With my friend, James Coon, passing away, finishing his short stories became my top priority. I will some day return to my science fiction series from the 1980s. When I do, it's going to be the project of my career.
I'll be working hard cranking out new stories in the next few weeks. I hope all the stories from Musings From A Demented Mind will be completed soon, but I keep coming up with more ideas.
Below I've posted some of the pictures from my straight jacket photo shoot
Until Next time,