I hope you’re having an amazing Halloween. Boy, I sure am! Drank some coffee, had some beef sticks… pretty good day. AND IT CONTINUES!
Things have been quiet over here, and that’s bound to happen. There are, however, some behind-the-scenes activities taking place, and when those activities rear their ugly heads there’ll be nothing but activity-head-fruit for all! Maybe make some wine from the fruit. Get all boozed up.
November. Bleh. If there was ever a month I’d like to punch in the face, it’s November. But that means it’s time to look within. Time to map the dark caves of the mind, to battle the beasts lurking there, to emerge in Spring wearing their skins on my back. Time to turn pain and loss to hope and light.
If I can.
I may need to place an Embargo and declare a Month of Fury. But that’s not a thing I can declare lightly. A Month of Fury cannot be allowed to be broken, and November’s a tough month for that…
Hey, as long as you’re bouncing around the web, go to my BFF Justin’s page and get learned up on some football!
Getting back to Chuggie, I may or may not have to remind you that he stars in not one, not two, but THREE books, as well as a couple short stories. I was recently invited to talk about Chuggie on the Fantasy Focus Podcast, and you can check that out for your very own self right here:
I really enjoyed talking to Jamie, and I bet you’ll enjoy listening to our conversation. If you haven’t read Chuggie yet, you can snag yourself a Kindle-copy of book 1 for a buck right here. All three Chuggie books are available in print and ebook!
The most recent Chug-Tale is a little story called Chuggie and the Bottomless Wine Cask, appearing in my short story collection Doomsday Furnace. There’s lots of cool stories in there, so get it and read it and review it!!!
Well, howdy, amigos!
Let’s get right to it. My short story collection DOOMSDAY FURNACE has an official release date, and that official release date is May 8. WOO! We’re having a book release party during Stoker Con in Grand Rapids, and you’re totally invited! Here, read this:
Join Omnium Gatherum in the Crown Foyer (right outside the hall for the opening ceremonies) for cake and cocktails as we celebrate the release of our new books for 2019. Meet the authors and editors, win prizes and meet and mingle with old friends and new.
Now look at this fancy cover for DOOMSDAY FURNACE:
You can actually go ahead and pre-order you some Doomsday Furnace for your Kindle right here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07QYPXT9Q
I bet you’ll like one or two of the stories, and I would absolutely love it if you left a review on Amazon and/or Goodreads. What are these stories about? Good question. You’re very smart.
A starship is separated from its fleet, and the captain must resort to desperate measures.
A man wakes one morning to find out everyone in the world has dreamed of killing him.
The embodiment of drought has a disastrous adventure at sea. Children are offered to, and sometimes taken by, the thing that lives beneath the sand.
A killer seeks redemption and freedom on a mountaintop.
An energy station near the sun aims to permanently address mankind’s energy needs.
A cloud of strange and deadly radiation has appeared in Earth’s orbital path.
An alien presence teaches an amateur surgeon the true value of friendship.
These tales and more await you inside the Doomsday Furnace, a collection of 14 catastrophic yarns by Brent Michael Kelley.
Wait, did that say “the embodiment of drought”? YES! There’s a brand new Chuggie short story in this collection. It sure made me miss the ol’ drunk. I can hear him hollerin’ at me in the night to get tellin’ his next damn story. Might have to get some Chuggie-writin’ done real soon…