Now that September is almost officially over, it is now Halloween Month. Yes, the in your face gore fest is upon us again. What makes October even more better than the return of The Walking Dead. We now have two zombie television shows thanks to SyFy's Z Nation. I'm going to start watching all my favorite horror films again starting with American Mary this week.
My writing career is moving along at a scarey rate. The final stories for Journey Into the Unknown: Deluxe Horror Editions are going through their second round of edits and I'm working on new short stories for shortfictionbreak.com. My next public appearance is at the Indiana Writer's Consortium big writing conference on October 11. Mark Cusco Ailes and I will be set up promoting all our novels to all the attendees of the writing conference. I can't wait to meet some more fellow Indiana authors.
My new short story "Wasted on the Youth" debuted today on shortfictionbreak.
http://shortfictionbreak.com/2014/09/28/wasted-on-the-youth Check it out today for free. This story is dedicated to the seniors who have to deal with teenagers that are mean to them.
All our novels are now available on my website http://derekailes.weebly.com/store/c1/Featured_Products.html for $10.99 free shipping. If you are reading my latest blog on my website, click on the buy my books link on the left side menu. All the books are signed by either Mark Cusco Ailes or I depending on whose book you purchase. Stop on by and buy all our novels directly from us.
Help us spread the word about our novels by liking and sharing my blog. If you live anywhere near Northwest Indiana, Mark and I will be set up at multiple locations in November. I will post the details in the upcoming weeks.
Until Next Time
The slideshow below are from the Mark Cusco Ailes horror studio.
This is the official book cover for the deluxe horror edition of Journey Into the Unknown. All the stories are finished. Once all the edits are finished for the new stories, the book will go to press. I had fun writing all the new stories for the reissue. For those that haven't purchased the original version, you will definitely be glad that you didn't. Smashwords will distribute their version with an alternate book cover. That version which is a lot more sexier is at the bottom of this blog.
Zombie Hunter, which everybody that follows my blog, was finally finished this week and I'm hiring a professional artist from Romania to do a illustration based on the two main characters in the story; Devlin The Zombie Hunter and Militia. The illustration is going to be a little pricey, but from what I've seen of his portfolio, it will be worth the price. I'm going to use it for promoting the release of Journey Into the Unknown.
My latest short story "The White Wolf" is available to read for free on shortfictionbreak: http://shortfictionbreak.com/2014/09/16/the-white-wolf The story will also be available in the deluxe horror edition of Journey. For those who have purchased my other two novels, there will be no reissues. The versions that are out are the versions that will be in print until the end of time.
I posted some new photos from the horror studio of Mark Cusco Ailes on my Facebook author page: https://www.facebook.com/authorderekailes Stop by and like the page.
Halloween is approaching and it means that it is the perfect time to read horror fiction. Even though I want people to read my work, support all of us horror authors during the Halloween season. Better yet, support the horror authors twelve months out of the year.
As always keep checking back each week for my latest updates.
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Hello horror fans. October is approaching. It's time to pull out all of the classic horror films. Halloween, Friday the 13th, Hellraiser, Nightmare on Elmstreet, Creepshow - the list goes on and on. Which is your personal favorite?
Tuesday morning will be the debut of The White Wolf on shortfictionbreak.com The story will be included in Journey Into the Unknown: Deluxe Horror Edition. I hired somebody to design a new cover for the release including many new short stories. I can't wait to see what the new cover could possibly look like.
I finally finished writing the short story 'Zombie Hunter' yesterday. It only took me a year writing it here and there. It will go to the editor this week. The story is 43 pages long.
I'm going to write a couple more stories for the Deluxe Horror Edition. I think it will be available toward the end of November. A lot of people still haven't purchased a copy of Journey, so this will be the perfect time to do so. The hundred pages of Mark Cusco Ailes' poetry are gone in this edition and replaced with all new horror short stories by me.
It's only a couple of weeks away for Mark and my next book tour. We will be promoting our latest release: Second Journey Into The Unknown. I will also be promoting Zombie Command: A Horror Anthology. I will keep everybody posted on where we will be appearing next.
Remember you can purchase all Mark Cusco Ailes and my novels on this website: http://derekailes.weebly.com/store/c1/Featured_Products.html or on Amazon.com
Zombie Command: http://amzn.com/B00MU3Q194 or Second Journey Into the Unknown
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I have been fiddling with my video software and designed a new trailer for the Second Journey Into The Unknown by Mark Cusco Ailes and I. Purchase on Amazon US http://amzn.com/B00NDVWK88 & Amazon UK http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1501031880.
Here's the 1st trailer
Welcome to a very exciting and eventful day. Before I get to all the news from my writing world, let's talk about the Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary re-release at the theater. I went and saw it today at Portage 16. The movie still holds up after all these years. I still laughed at the same jokes that I've had for the past several years. A lot of the special effects are corny compared to the special effects of today, but it was well worth seeing it again on the big screen. Will they re-release Ghostbusters 2 at the theater? A lot of people are hoping no. Maybe if Riff Trax were to do it, then people would flock to see it.
This morning my new short story, Forever, My Love made its debut on shortfictionbreak.com. The story is also from Mark Cusco Ailes and my latest release: Second Journey Into the Unknown. Speaking of Second Journey, you can now buy that on Amazon.com and Smashwords.com. Today is the surprise release date. October 1 was the scheduled release date, but today was the actual release. I won't have copies of it available for sale here on the weebly store for a couple of weeks. I suggest purchasing your paperback copy on Amazon now. The ebook versions on Nook and ITunes/IBooks won't be available until some time this week.
I am going to set my focus back on finishing Zombie Hunter. Once that is finished and gone through all of the editing stages, the Deluxe Horror Edition of the original Journey Into the Unknown will be released on all digital platforms.
Mark Cusco Ailes scifi masterpiece "The Day The Earth Cried" is now available on all digital formats. The news book cover was designed by me. This is one of my favorite alien invasion novels. Give it a try.
If you want to get a preview of some of my short stories download Zombie Con on Smashwords.com for free. The short story Zombie Con is also available as one of my short stories in Second Journey Into the Unknown.
That's all the news I have for now.
Until next time,
The trailer for Second Journey Into the Unknown by Mark Cusco Ailes and Derek Ailes is here. The book comes out later next week. I have the exclusive preview of the first trailer. Vocals are done by me. You can purchase the novel on Amazon next week and the following week on all ebook providers.