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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Stephen Ormsby Guest Post & Giveaway!


Thank you for stopping by. Today Stephen Ormsby has dropped by to share his thoughts on Horror! Now I personally am not a horror fan, but I know many of you are. Lauren I know loves horror, but for some reason Clowns are her kryptonite in the horror scene, can we say IT is her favorite! Lol
Stephen has several books out, one just came out in February of this year. Please take the time to check out his book and let him know what you think of them.

Here is a little synopsis on his most recent Novella Road to Hell: The Undead Hunters:

(This book is a novella and prequel to "The Undead Hunters" Series. "Pendant" the first full length novel of this series is Available Now.)

Road to Hell is a graphic depiction of love, hatred and the power of the heart, as we join Conrad in the sixteen hundreds, and follow him on his journey of self-destruction.

Once in love with his life, Conrad's world is rocked when he discovers his beloved is cheating on him. Using blood magic and power, Conrad seeks his revenge and pays the ultimate price in this brutal and violent tale of vengeance.

Want to get it now, don’t you?
Well guess what it is only .99 on Amazon! 

The Pendant just came out this month, yep that’s right! If you like what you see above, you can head on over and get The Pendant on Amazon for $4.99.

Varnok the Great Wizard wants revenge against the people who burnt him at the stake for murder three hundred years before. He has waited patiently in Hell for his opportunity.

Now, the Pendant has come together, and the time to make the pay for their actions against him is here. He will release his power upon Earth.

Maggie finds half a pendant in a sea-side market and Logan is given his by family, forcing the two into a horrific world they had never imagined, and running for their lives.

Will they learn the secret of the Pendant before it is too late?

Will there new-found love be strong enough to stop Varnok, a three hundred year old Wizard from the pits of Hell?

Pendant is the first book in The Undead Hunters series.

Now check out what Stephen has to say about why he writes horror!!

Why Write Horror?

So, after writing the urban fantasy novel Long Lost Song, why did I decide to write a horror novel?  For me, I found Long Lost Song hard to categorize into just one genre, as it has supernatural and apocalyptic themes as well, but was not either of those by nature. In the end, I decided to call it urban fantasy.  From there, it was a challenge to me really, as I wanted to learn how to write more strictly in specific genres, and the first two I picked were horror and fantasy. 
Both genres I have read and enjoyed for lots of years, and I wanted to see if I could turn out something that would excite me.  Names like Graham Masterton, James Herbert and Chet Williamson thrilled me as a younger man, and I wanted to know if I was capable of the same level of thrill.
I asked a good friend and fellow author Sharon Lee Johnson whether she would give me some tips on what makes a good horror novel.  After a couple of great discussions, an idea started to form and then it really took over from there.
Pendant was such a consuming story line that the first draft took only 22 days to write.  It literally burnt through me, wanting to be out.  I didn’t mind that much, as Conrad/Varnok is a very heavy character to carry around.
As I wrote it though, the ideas kept coming with the protagonist plotting more than one novel in my head.  So far, I have stories for three or four trilogies, which will see the characters go to Hell and come back.  It’s exciting stuff to consider as I get to imagine Hell in my own way.
Varnok has a lot more planned for Maggie and Logan, as this is only the start.  Book 2 of the series is tentatively titled The Aching Gate and begins a story arc that will go for three novels.  There will be frights and scares for all!
I hope you enjoy the first book of The Undead Hunters series and look forward to more, as I am looking forward to writing them.

About the author

I was an IT professional for twenty years before deciding to lead a more creative life. I have always loved the idea of writing novels and had written four when Long Lost Song came along, demanding to be published.

2013 looks to be a busy year for me potentially three books coming out.

I live in South Gippsland with my wife, two children and a mad cat named Smudge. I have travelled extensively, am an avid reader and enjoy listening to a wide range of music. I also play guitar really badly.

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