Thursday, January 17, 2013

Monsters in the Closet

So I couldn't help but notice that my short story collection Monsters in the Closet is ranked #693,741 in Kindle sales.  That's atrocious!  How can I be ranked so low with reviews like this :

Patrick Rahall and Justin Graves have teamed up on a creepy Kindle horror book. Consider this a "USA Today" for horror junkies. It's filled to the gills with short blasts of horror gore that will raise the hair on your neck and keep you flipping the pages. A satisfying and captivating read!

and this:

Ok I found this collection of short stories very entertaining. The first story plays on the fear of being trapped, powerless and incapacitated add to that mix the fear of fire and you have the fist story.

The first story is shocking and very well written and well thought out. The authors have fantastic imaginations, or are very good researchers or both.. Having set a high standard with the first story, time soon passes as you read from story to story and all too quickly the end.. leaving the reader wanting more. It's good value for money at 99 cents. Recommended for horror fans only. This is dark stuff and not suitable for those of a nervous disposition.

This was a review of the kindle edition

and this:

The stories in this stunning horror collection run the gamut, from grisly to amusing to poignant. And they obey Edgar Allan Poe's short story law of being brief enough to be read in a single sitting. Patrick Rahall shows that less is more, and the short lengths are a plus for today's busy readers. In addition, the author's voice is fresh and real, and his style is perfect for the horror genre--lean and punchy. And terrifying! Highly recommended.

and this:

Much like Pill Hill Press's Daily Frights books (Of which the 2012 edition features two works from this collection), this is a great read for those who want to finish a story but don't have a lot of time on their hands. Interesting, well paced, horror stories ranging from creepy to gruesome and nightmarish in their scope, each of these stories manages to pack environments, scenes, characters, plot development, and truly unique and sometimes startling endings into a very small bite.

I want YOU to help rectify this oversight and get your copy today!  For only $.99 you can own a piece of awesomeness that has gotten spectacular reviews and as a bonus contains the prologue of my upcoming novel, Cycle of the Hunter!  Help me afford my wedding this year (September 13th) by picking up your copy either in Kindle form HERE or the print version for $5 HERE.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Over and Over

So I'm torn.  I don't know if I should try and finish my re-write of Cycle of the Hunter or if I should shelve that for now and concentrate on my short stories and get to work on Monsters in the Closet Volume Two.  The issue is that I have been stagnating on Cycle.  Haven't written anything in a few months.  It's sad because for a while I was flying through it.  I know the story.  I know what I want to happen.  I also have the sequel ready to go.  My issue is getting the story out of my head and onto the computer so I can finally have it all out there and I can edit, re-write and get going on other stuff.  I HATE when I get stuck.  I love writing.  Thankfully I have the site that keeps me busy.  Seriously, if you like the stuff I've written, make sure you check out the other contributors, or if you would like to start a conversation/topic do so in the forum!  We welcome that stuff!  And if there is a topic that you would like to see me write on, please suggest it!  I am thinking of the following:

Hell's Gate at Bobby Mackey's
The Jersey Devil
Peter Stubbe - An actual account of a werewolf?
Porphyria - the disease that gave birth to the vampire legend

Please vote on what you think you would like most!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Paranormal Activity!

So my first article went so well on that they asked me to do another!  I did, and it can be found here.  The first one is on the deeply disturbed Sarah Winchester's attempt to keep the spirits of the people killed by the guns that bear her name from haunting her by building the Winchester Mystery House.  As you can see from the picture it is massive.  It was built 24 hours a day, seven days a week for 38 years.  Non stop.

The second one is about haunted/possessed dolls on an island just outside Mexico City.  The dolls were said to keep evil spirits at bay...but some say it failed miserably.  Spend a night there, just don't expect the locals to be waiting with their boats to take you back until the sun comes up.

The hut built to house the nicest dolls.
Dolls hung from trees.

There will be more articles in the future.  I am already working on more!  If you enjoyed reading my articles, please check out my collection of short stories Monsters in the Closet available on Amazon Kindle and/or the paperback.  Both are available on Amazon.
Thank you and I look forward to adding more stuff for you!