Wednesday, January 9, 2019

HOLIDAY MEGAPROMO



Holiday Megapromo
Check out this 4 part promo, just in time for New Years!

1.) Claim your free e-book
Get your FREE copy of Vivified. You're dead. So, what happens next?
2.) Amazon Gift Card Giveaway
SFF Book Bonanza – Discover Science Fiction and Fantasy Books – Runs all month during January 2019. Win a $100 Amazon Gift Card. Two lucky winners. Imagine the books you could buy!
3.) BookFunnel Bundles
Fill them E-readers! Through January 31, 2019.


Season of the witch Through January 31, 2019.


Angels & Demons Through January 31, 2019.

Portal To Fantasy Through January 31, 2019.

Epic New Year Through January 31, 2019.

New Year's Clean Fantasy Romance Through January 31, 2019.

The Big Historical Giveaway Through January 26, 2019.

Dark Start to 2019 Through January 15, 2019.

January Paranormal Romance Through January 31, 2019.


The Sacred & the Profane Through January 31, 2019.

Earthbound Sci-fi Through January 31, 2019.

Thrillers & Mystery Giveaway  Through January 31, 2019.

The January 2019 Sci-Fi Takeover Through January 31, 2019.

Overcomers Through February 17, 2019.

SFF Mega Promo (January 2019) Through January 20, 2019.

Love is in the Air Through February 16, 2019.

4.) Prolific Works Bundles
Bestsellers: SF & Fantasy 2019 Through  29th January, 2019

Dark Matter ~ SF/F Through 22nd January, 2019

Ho-ho-Holidays Stocking Stuffers Delight Through 15th January, 2019

Fantasy and Fantasy romance Through 30th January, 2019

Paranormal, SciFi, Fantasy, Magic Giveaway 25th February, 2019

New Year? New Worlds Through 31st January, 2019

Clean Fantasy Reads Through 28th February, 2019

Clean Fantasy Christmas Reads Through 15th January, 2019

Saturday, January 5, 2019

FANTASY FICTION


Fantasy fiction genre - Fantasy can often be separated from other speculative fiction genres by the lack of scientific or macabre themes, but not always. It is set in a fictional universe, often without any locations, events, or people referencing reality. Its roots are in oral traditions, sword and sorcery, mythology and old gods. The most common tropes in the fantasy genre derive from the medieval or renaissance eras. As part of speculative fiction (supernatural, fantasy, superhero, science fiction, horror, etc.) modern fantasy more loosely blends elements of near/ far other-worlds, ancient/ future worlds, and or alternative histories.




Nowell Codex by Anonymous (circa1000)
The codex is comprised of 3 works including Beowulf written by an anonymous Anglo-Saxon poet. Beowulf slays a monster attacking the castle that belongs to the King of the Danes.

The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer (1387)
Mostly written in verse, Chaucer describes a wide range of classes in English society. As a courtier he wrote poetry for the nobility. In the Knight's Tale, the MC leads crusades against pagan leaders in many countries.

The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas (1844)
A young man leaves home to join the Musketeers of the Guard. Unable to join the elite corps, he befriends the three inseparables.

Phantastes by George MacDonald (1858)
A young man is pulled into a dream world, hunting for the Marble Lady, an idealized beauty. After many adventures and temptations he gives up his ideals.

Conan the Barbarian by Robert E. Howard (1932)
A barbarian who worships a deity called Crom, this sword and sorcery fantasy originated in pulp fiction magazines, such as Weird Tales. 

A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin  (1968)
Set in the fictional archipelago of Earthsea, a young wizard unleashes a shadow creature during a duel with a fellow classmate.

Dragonsbane by Barbara Hambly (1985)
A witch and a lord are approached by a prince who requests they slay a dragon. They agree on the condition the king send troops to the Northlands to fend off bandits.

The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan (1990)
When a global cataclysm ends the Age of Legends, The Breaking of the World occurs three thousand years later. The series depicts ancient mythology and advancements similar to the Industrial Revolution.

A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin (1993)
In the Seven Kingdoms, Ned Stark executes a deserter who fled from the Wall. Meanwhile, the bastard Jon Snow joins the Night's Watch. And Daenerys Targaryen becomes betrothed to a Dothraki warlord.

The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson  (2010)
Cast out by his people, a Shin man is sent to murder the king of one of the world's most powerful nations. He possesses magic such as Honorblade, used to cut anything, and Surgebinding, that renders him able to bind things together.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Vivified by Chad Schimke




Vivified by Chad Schimke – You're dead. So, what happens next? Claim your FREE e-book and ring in the New Year with a weird paranormal short story. Read Vivified today!


Tuesday, January 1, 2019

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Friday, December 28, 2018

OVERLORD


Overlord - This movie starts with a bang, with a gunfight by air, that sets the stage for the duration of the film. American paratroopers invade a Nazi fortified church in an attempt to destroy a radio transmitter. Once inside, they happen upon an secret laboratory and engage in a brutal battle against the undead. With a concept and production by JJ Abrams, it was written by screenwriter Billy Ray, and directed by Julius Avery. The film was purported to be 4th in the Cloverfield series, which Abrams denied. The film stars Jovan Adepo and Wyatt Russell and features the track ‘Bridging The Gap’ by Nas.











Saturday, December 22, 2018

Midwinter by Chad Schimke

CHRISTMAS HORROR MOVIES

CHRISTMAS HORROR MOVIES - Here are some old and new Christmas themed horror movies to consider watching this holiday season.



Tales From the Crypt: And All Through the House (1972)
The crypt keeper narrates an anthology film with 5 segments based on stories from EC Comics.


Black Christmas (1974)
Sorority sisters become murder victims when an unidentified caller makes creepy calls. 


Christmas Evil (1980)
When a toy factory worker discovers the truth about Santa, he embarks on a killing spree.


Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)
A sadistic Santa wields a hatchet and packs a pistol, intent on murdering kids that misbehave.


Santa Claws (1996)
A disturbed murderer, wearing a Santa suit, stalks a scream queen.


Rare Exports (2010)
An 'archeological' dig has just unearthed a malicious spirit, the secret behind Santa Claus.


A Christmas Horror Story (2015)
An anthology of 4 stories, including Santa Claus and Krampus.


Krampus (2015)
A cloven-footed demon hungers for holiday spirit.


Better Watch Out (2017)
A boy decides to tell his babysitter he loves her since it’s the holidays. 

CHRISTMAS COMIC BOOK COVERS








KRAMPUS

KRAMPUS - Krampus is a demon/ goat who punishes naughty children in pre-Christian Germanic folk tales. He’s celebrated on Krampuskarten with festivals, greeting cards and parades. Sounds great. But, in large part, Krampus -- the movie --disappoints. It attempts to capture the spirit of the 80s horror/ comedy classic film entitled Goonies. What’s wrong with it? It’s too gimmicky, there are too many jump scares and the CGI images are overdone. Forty minutes into the movie nothing has happened other than a dinner and a snow storm. Moments that have horror potential are actually missed opportunities. I really wanted to like this movie but it wasn’t funny and it also wasn’t scary. A cool idea? Yes. A good movie? Clearly, no.