#BadMoonRising Behind Lace Curtains and Library Angel by Suzanne M. Synborski #IndieAuthor #horror


Day 22 brings us Suzanne Synborski!  Check out the nightmare character that scares her.  Just reading about it is enough to give you….well, nightmares.


Jake Preston, successful New York photographer, had spent his life searching for something more, a magic he could never quite perceive—yet he always hid behind his camera, always let the lens see for him. Like so many of us, he hungered for a revelation, an epiphany, but was terrified at the prospect of finding one . . . until he returned home to discover his lover’s body, dead on his blood-spattered bathroom floor, and on a mirror, a Cajun French message scrawled in fresh blood, the words merging with his reflection like sordid war paint.

Even though he cannot translate the scarlet message, he is sure he knows what it means. The murder is his fault—blood for blood.

With unblinking eyes, Jake smears the haunting words into a meaningless blur of red, and then with scarlet-stained fingers transcribes the message onto his flesh, transferring the bloodguilt onto his soul, completing the ritual by painting his face with a glistening mask of red. He knows what he has to do.

Believing he is on a quest for revenge, Jake rushes to New Orleans, a maelstrom of color, disguise, and depravity. Stranded alone in a city where nothing is as it appears, Jake’s quest manifests into a supernatural battle between good and evil that leads him across Louisiana, spellbound by the magic and mystery of one of the most unique and mysterious cultural regions in existence. Be there for the unmasking.



Jimmy and Julia, two college students, are haunted by oppressive memories of tyrannical, deceased mothers; Julia responds by becoming a reclusive overachiever and Jimmy, a serial killer. Their lives become inextricably intertwined by a shared fixation for a missing library book that contains marginalia detailing plans for the brutal murder of a local woman. Julia, believing she has uncovered information that can stop a string of serial killings, struggles to find a way to prevent the murderer from striking again, never realizing she has embarked on a perilous, unconscious quest for freedom from the past.And Jimmy goes hunting . . . for Julia.

What’s the first story you ever wrote?

This question brings back a memory I have not thought about for a long time. The first story I can remember writing occurred in the third grade. The teacher assigned us the “what I did on my summer vacation” paper. I wrote a story of the trip to Mars I took with my dog. I do not remember the actual writing or even the details of the story. However, I do remember the resultant parent/teacher meeting. I remember sitting at my desk while my teacher, tears flooding her face, tried to convince my parents that there was something very wrong with me. I have to admit that she was correct.

Which fictional character would you most like to meet and have a drink with?

The fictional character I would most like to have a drink with is Heathcliff. No question about it. He is the ultimate British daemon lover. Yes, he is a psychopath, but every guy has to have a fault. I wish I did not have to limit this meeting to just one drink.

In the spirit of Halloween, what scares you?

Since I live in Louisiana, my first thought would be rain. But that is not very Halloweenish. I have never discussed this publicly before, but I would say the entity that has most frightened me is the most terrifying nightmare character ever. Anyone who meets her will never be able to forget. It is a horribly terrifying occurrence. I had never heard about her in New York, so I kept our meeting a secret so people would not think I was insane. After I moved to Louisiana, I found that here almost everybody knows about her, and cauchemar is her name. She is an ugly creature that sits on your chest or back as you sleep and prevents you from breathing. She rides you like a horse, shaking your shoulders, and screaming. In some Freudian return of the repressed cycle, I named my business after her-Cauchemar Media. I also included her in my first novel, Behind Lace Curtains.

Favorite hero and villain in a book/movie?

My first thought would be Heathcliff for both, but that would be redundant. One of my favorite bad guys is Frank Booth from Blue Velvet, which is one of my all time favorite movies. Frank was so off-the- wall and unpredictable, so deliciously freaky that viewers cannot turn away from his visage. My favorite movie hero is Dirty Harry Callahan. He wins on the cool factor alone. I wish cops in the real world could get away with what Harry does. We would have fewer criminals.

What do you consider the hardest part of writing?

The hardest part of writing, for me, is finding time. My day work vacuums up my life. I often go from five in the morning until 11 at night. Finding time for continuous writing is very tough and frustrating. I am forced to grab snippets of time here and there. I hate that.

What are you working on now?

I am now about two-thirds through a first draft of a novel that is very different from the other two. It is about a damaged woman who travels to Louisiana in search of something she think she needs to be whole. Instead, she finds something much different, something very dangerous. The novel contains supernatural elements, violence, and a very twisted, dark, romance.

Author bio

Suzanne Synborski is a freelance writer/editor with experience in public and private sector communications, 6285629marketing, public relations, script writing, video editing, and web content & design.  She is the owner of Cauchemar Media LLC.

Suzanne holds a master’s degree in British and American literature from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, summa cum laude, a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration/Marketing with a minor in Writing issued by Syracuse University/Utica College, summa cum laude, and an associate’s degree from Mohawk Valley Community College, also summa cum laude.

She also satudied Photography/Darkroom and Silver Smithing at the Munson Williams Proctor Institute School of Art.

While in Louisiana researching locations for a novel, Behind Lace Curtains, Suzanne fell under the spell of Cajun Country.  In 1994, she relocated to Louisiana and began working as a freelance copywriter and marketing consultant.  For two years, she was the feature writer for Acadiana Woman, a regional magazine that highlighted issues important to the women of Acadiana.  Suzanne was one of the founding members of the Acadiana Women’s Political Caucus, a branch of the National Women’s Political Caucus.  In addition to Behind Lace Curtains, Suzanne has also published Library Angel.

When not writing or teaching others to write at LSUe, Suzanne concentrates on her ongoing study of Uranian Astrology and continues to explore the mystery and magic of Cajun Country.

Buy Links

Behind Lace Curtains buy link http://bitly.com/1L3AwtN

Behind Lace Curtains preview chapter http://bit.ly/1f7wLHa

Library Angel buy link http://amzn.to/1Djtr1A

Library Angel preview chapter link http://bit.ly/1HS8GuI


Where to find Suzanne

http://rougeskireads.com/ book review/blog site

http://cauchemarnedia.com business page

http://suzannesynborski.com/ Personal site

Email contacts

Email suzanne@suzannesynborski.com


#BadMoonRising Day 21 Our Justice by John W. Howell #IndieAuthor #thriller @HowellWave


Today we welcome John Howell to Bad Moon Rising!  I’ve read all three books in this action-infused series and highly recommend them to thriller fans  – especially those who enjoy an everyday guy kind of hero.

Our Justice

The terrorist leader and financier Matt Jacobs figured out a way to eliminate the President. He is relying on John Cannon’s stature as a hero to help him carry it off. John finds himself walking the fine line of pretending to help Matt while trying to figure out a countermeasure to the plan.

The action begins with John fearing for his life. Clearly, whoever is trying to get him has a mission to accomplish and the elimination of John is at the top of the to-do list. The quest to survive takes John and his love, Stephanie from the beaches of Port Aransas to West Virginia and finally to Matt Jacob’s corporate headquarters at the Embarcadero Center in San Francisco. There John finally understands what he needs to do to protect both he and Stephanie from further mayhem.

The third book in the John J. Cannon Trilogy brings together two strong wills for a showdown. The question to be answered is who will feel the satisfaction that the achievement of justice delivers? John, Matt or neither?

 What’s the first story you ever wrote?

The first thing I ever wrote besides those in high school and college was a novel about an enforcer for a worldwide governing body who had gone rogue. The bosses decided he had to go and so the story is about how he manages to survive. The printed manuscript was about 450 pages. It took me about ten years to complete while working full-time. Once I started editing, I realized it was not for public consumption. (Yes it was that bad) It is now useful holding the laundry room door open in a light breeze.

Which fictional character would you most like to meet and have a drink with?

I would most like to meet Kilgore Trout, the reoccurring writer in many of Kurt Vonnegut’s books. He is a fascinating character and is rumored to be the alter ego of Kurt Vonnegut himself. I once entered a contest where the requirement was to write a story in the manner of Kilgore Trout. I was fortunate to win and just trying to write like Kilgore made me respect the character even more. He likes to drink as well.

In the spirit of Halloween, what scares you?

I have to say walking out on the beach after dark gives me the willies. I think ever since I saw The Blair Witch Project I have lost my ability to discern between an imaginary bump in the night and one that’s real. I continue to hear the low growl of a pack of coyotes when I’m near the dune. I try to excuse myself in that now that I am getting older I have become more vulnerable to life’s dangers. Of course, the beach is pitch black, and the surf continues to roll in and the sounds of the night are a little daunting. I should just pack an automatic weapon and forget about it.

Favorite hero and villain in a book/movie?

My favorite hero in a book is Edmond Dantes in the Count of Monte Cristo for never losing faith during the worst years of his life. My favorite villain Auric Goldfinger in the Ian Fleming book Goldfinger (and movie). I thought he was a master at evil.

What do you consider the hardest part of writing?

The most difficult part of writing for me is the editing. I love to sit and let words flow to what I imagine to be goodness and entertainment. I have to come to reality when I discover in the editing process how reality dictates more work.

What are you working on now?

I am currently starting the editing process on my next book which is titled Circumstances of Childhood. It is the story of a successful founder of a mutual fund who faces accusations of stock fraud. His problem only becomes worse when he finds out who was responsible for the missing funds.

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Author Bio

John’s main interests are reading and writing. He turned to writing as a full-time occupation after an extensive career in business. John writes fictional short stories and novels as well as a daily blog. His first novel, My GRL is available on Amazon and wherever e-books are sold. His second, His Revenge is available on Amazon and KDP Select.

John lives on a barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of South Texas with his wife and spoiled rescue pets.

Buy link


Where to find John

Blog Fiction Favorites, http://johnwhowell.com/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/john.howell.98229241

Twitter –https://www.twitter.com/HowellWave

Authors db –http://www.authorsdb.com/authors-directory/6604-john-w-howell

LinkedIn –http://www.linkedin.com/pub/john-w-howell/48/b59/462/

Google +https://plus.google.com/+JohnHowellAuthor/

Goodreads –https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7751796.John_W_Howell

Amazon Author’s page –https://www.amazon.com/author/johnwhowell

Martin Sisters Publishing –Http://www.martinsisterspublishing.com



#BadMoonRising Day 20 A Fractured Conjuring by Martin Reaves #IndieAuthor #horror #thriller


It’s Day 20 and we welcome Martin Reaves!  A Fractured Conjuring sounds like a dark psychological thriller it would be easy to get lost in – but hopefully not as lost as the protagonist.


Down twisted corridors of thought, something waits. Over broken pathways of memory, it pursues. Though unseen, it is close enough to touch…

Critically-acclaimed author Chloe Sender is lost. Lost in an abusive past; lost within her fragmented mind. And she is lost within the pages of her own half-finished manuscript—a story she barely remembers writing that haunts her with every word, with every increasingly twisted sentence. Sleep-deprived and driven to complete the soul-destroying work, she begins to tear at the seams of her relationships. Her nightmares escalate in intensity and violence until she attempts to destroy the work for the sake of her sanity.

But just outside her consciousness there is someone else—some thing else that won’t be silenced. Shimmering at the periphery of her vision, capering through her nightmares and seeping into the pages of her manuscript, an ancient evil is in pursuit.

What’s the first story you ever wrote?

As best I can recall, it was a short spooky piece titled “The Thing in the Closet,” written somewhere around the fourth or fifth grade, so I was maybe nine or ten years old at the time. I had forgotten about it until not long ago, when my mother (who saves absolutely everything) handed me the manuscript. It was written longhand, and stapled inside a black construction paper cover, complete with my own Crayon artwork depicting a drippy-bloody hand reaching from a closet.

Which fictional character would you most like to meet and have a drink with?

I think an evening with George Bailey (It’s a Wonderful Life) would be an evening well-spent. From my own work, I’d very much enjoy a quiet evening with Chloe Sender (A Fractured Conjuring)…but it may be too late for that.

In the spirit of Halloween, what scares you?

Madness more than anything—specifically the fear that I could lose my own mind and somehow be aware it was happening.

Favorite hero and villain in a book/movie?

My favorite hero (currently) is Kvothe from Patrick Rothfuss’s Kingkiller Chronicles (The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man’s Fear). Favorite villain, hands down, is Hans Gruber from Die Hard.

What do you consider the hardest part of writing?

Sitting down to do it.

What are you working on now?

On the front burner is a series (hopefully) of stories involving rural legends of the Midwest, specifically the Kansas area. I’m working with a very talented artist from the area who will provide original artwork for the stories.

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Martin, a native of Los Angeles County, moved to Northern CA in 1993. Over the past thirty-five years he has written scores of short stories, plays, and dramatic sketches. And four novels: Relative Karma, Relative Sanity, the award-winning A Fractured Conjuring, and Rosebud Hill, Volume 1. Also available is the highly praised Dark Thoughts, a collection of short fiction. Many projects are on the horizon, including a sequel to A Fractured Conjuring, and a holiday entry in the Relative series entitled Relative Yuletide.

Buy Links

Relative Karma: http://tiny.cc/yl83dy

Relative Sanity: http://tiny.cc/2n83dy

A Fractured Conjuring: http://tiny.cc/7m83dy

Rosebud Hill, Volume 1: http://tiny.cc/bn83dy

Dark Thoughts: http://tiny.cc/xk83dy

Where to find Martin

Martin on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Mottlee/

Martin on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/author/martinreaves

Martin’s Blog: http://www.mottsruminations.com

#BadMoonRising Day 19 The Incubus and The Others by Trent St. Germain #IndieAuthor #horror @TrentStGermain

 Our featured author today is Trent St. Germain!  A dysfunctional family under a nearly 200 year old plantation house, death in the family, and demon – sounds like the perfect setting for some paranormal activity.

Marcus Lanehart has lived a lonely life in San Diego. He is haunted by recent loss in his personal life, as well as being disowned by his family for being gay. Most of the aristocratic, wealthy, and right-wing Lanehart family still live under one roof at Ten Points, a 197-year-old former cotton plantation in north Louisiana.

Marcus returns home after the death of his father, but a dysfunctional family of characters is the least of what awaits. His sister Flannery, a pariah for reasons only a select few seem to know about, is also begrudgingly welcomed back. It soon becomes clear their older brother Geoffrey has fallen under the influence of a demon named Conrad, whose sadistic and sometimes sexual manipulation of the household—and uninvited invasion of Marcus’ dreams—sets the stage for the affluent family’s ultimate destruction.

What’s the first story you ever wrote?

I wrote so many stories as a child, and I honestly don’t remember the first I ever wrote.  However, when I was in kindergarten we had this “news” part of the class once a week or so.  It worked kind of like “show and tell.”  We stood in front of the class and talked about what went on at home, what we did after school, and all of that.  For one of these, I had watched The Wizard of Oz on TV the night before.  I started telling the entire plot of the movie to the class, as if I had thought up this story all on my own.  The teacher disappeared from the classroom during my telling of this great story and then reappeared a few minutes later.  I was sent down to one of the other classes to tell them the story!  It went on and on throughout the day.  By the end of the day, the sixth grade class was brought in to hear me rehash the plot of the movie all over again.  I thought I had entertained everyone, and I guess I did.  Obviously they all knew what The Wizard of Oz was, but I guess I added something special to it.  I was only five years old, so I have no idea what it was that inspired the whole school to have to hear it from me!  L. Frank Baum probably rolled over in his grave a couple of times that day.

Which fictional character would you most like to meet and have a drink with?
Either Jason Compson from The Sound and The Fury or Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird.  I guess I can’t pick two, so they are a tie.  It is too difficult to decide.  Jason was one miserable S.O.B. when he grew to adulthood in Faulkner’s story, but I thought he was a riot.  I found his sarcasm and unintentional wit to be one of the most entertaining parts of the novel in those final two chapters.  Especially with all the other tragedy the Compson family endured leading up to that.  I could imagine sitting across a table from Jason, or next to him on a barstool, and listen to him gripe and go off about his family and others.  He wouldn’t think of all his lamentations as funny, but I would have to bite the inside of my lip to keep from laughing at him.

As far as Atticus goes in Mockingbird, who wouldn’t want to hear from a guy who did the right thing, as unpopular as it made him, in the 1930’s Deep South?  I would have to ask him what it was like to walk down the street each day, as he did, to and from his law practice as he faced oppression head-on — and won.  Harper Lee created one of the most memorable and honorable characters in American fiction when she wrote that book.

In the spirit of Halloween, what scares you?

Certainly not the traditional things.  I have a great fear of the unknown.  I am not a patient person.  I want things to happen right here and right now, damn it, and I want a clear vision of what’s ahead much of the time.  I think not knowing whether I will succeed or fail at something scares me, but I usually decide to take a chance anyway.

Favorite hero and villain in a book/movie?

I’ve already spoken of Atticus Finch, who is probably my favorite hero, so I will have to choose a villain.  I think that would be Dr. Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs.  I read this and Hannibal by Thomas Harris.  Harris did an outstanding job bringing the character to life.  Of course, Lecter is a psychopath, but he still takes on anti-hero qualities at times.  In a strange and perverse way, he is fascinated with, protective of, and perhaps even in love with Clarice Starling.  For some there is no doubt about the latter part, but let’s not forget what motivates Lecter.  And who can forget Anthony Hopkins in the movie versions?  I’ve only read the two books once, but I’ll stop everything I’m doing and watch The Silence of the Lambs anytime it plays on TV.

What do you consider the hardest part of writing?

The hardest part for me is usually the first sentence.  The rest will come.  I can have the story I think I want in my head, but sometimes the starting point is the most difficult.  And often it takes on its own life and doesn’t end up the same way it began.  I based the architectural style of Ten Points in my novel The Incubus and The Others off the Nottoway Plantation near Baton Rouge.  I downloaded a painted portrait of the house on my iPad and stared at it quite a bit before I could ever start to write on my laptop.  Then when I did, the story flowed, grew like one of the great oak trees in the plantation yard, and went in directions I never expected it would go.

What are you working on now?
I’m currently at work on book two in the series that began with The Incubus and The Others.  The tentative working title is Katarina The Killer.  I am terrible with titles, and I won’t even say out loud what the original title was for Incubus.  A new title for book two may come before it is ever published.  It says Katarina The Killer is my upcoming second novel in the mini-bio on the back cover of my first book, so if that changes, the first printing of Incubus may end up a collector’s item one day!   The story for the second novel is done.  I am in the editing stages and also rewriting and revising some things before I even consider a draft suitable enough to kick off to someone else for more edits.  I’m in the doodle stages of book three, and even have a working title for that one, but I won’t let the buggy get ahead of the horse on that just yet.

I love writing about the paranormal and things I don’t fully believe can ever happen.  There are a lot of things symbolic and metaphorical of real life in what I write, and I make it that way intentionally, but I’m not sure I could write a novel about real people doing real things.  That doesn’t feel interesting or intriguing to me at this stage of my writing career, but I never say never.

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Trent St. Germain is the author of The Incubus and The Others in the Ten Points series. He’s currently at work on book two in the series.

St. Germain is a graduate of the University of Louisiana at Monroe. He lived for eleven years on the West Coast, returned to north Louisiana in 2010, and then made his way back to southern California in 2015.

St. Germain also enjoys the gym, running, other outdoor activities, and reading when he isn’t writing. He is also a self-proclaimed “pop culture nerd.” Don’t get him started on anything 1980’s!

St. Germain enjoys corresponding with readers and other writers. You can find him on his sitewww.trentstgermain.com, Facebook, and Twitter.

Where to find Trent
Twitter:  @TrentStGermain
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#BadMoonRising Day 18 Chase and Charlie by Jessica A. Scott #IndieAuthor #thriller @JessicaAScott89


The month is flying by – we’re already on Day 18 – and today we welcome Jessica A. Scott!  Talk about building your readership – she’s been writing since the age of 3 and had fans of her work since first grade.


Charlie loves Chase.

He’s not just her brother, he’s her best friend. He’s her confidant, her moral compass, her partner in quirky movie fandom: he’s everything she wishes she could be…until he gets framed for murder. When a man is killed and Chase is left holding the murder weapon, he’s deemed “criminally insane” and sent to the ominous Gray’ Institute of Mental Health. Desperate for answers, Charlie infiltrates the asylum with the help of a kind young custodian and soon discovers that nothing-and no one-is as it seems.

Armed with nothing but her wits, her guts, and her unflagging loyalty, Charlie must fight her way through a nightmarish maze of lies and manipulation to expose, not just the truth about her brother, but a much darker, much more sinister truth about the crime he didn’t commit, and the institution that has no right to hold him.

What’s the first story you ever wrote?

I’m pretty sure that I came out of the womb writing stories, but the first one I really remember writing was for a Young Author’s contest in first grade. The title was “Toby and Tiger Lilly,” and it was about the adventures of a white German Shepherd and a white tiger, based on my family dog and my favorite stuffed animal (Toby and Tiger Lilly, respectively). The two could talk, and were best friends that traveled around and did great things (I think at one point they even went to outer space). I even wrote sequels! The class loved it, and I won the Young Author’s contest for several years running. Even now, I think that was one of my favorite stories to write.

Which fictional character would you most like to meet and have a drink with?

Odd Thomas from Dean Koontz’s Odd Thomas series. I love his character because, even though he has the power to see dead people and has to spend a lot of his time fighting against some really dark things, he is still funny and personable and fun to read. I love “everyman” characters like that.

In the spirit of Halloween, what scares you?

Public speaking. (Good thing this is a written interview!) But in the spirit of Halloween, I don’t like the dark too much either. There are too many things possibly lurking in there…

Favorite hero and villain in a book/movie?

Hmm… that’s tough. My favorites change often, depending on which book I’m reading or which movie I’m watching at the time. However, my favorite heroes tend to be the ones who keep trying even when everything is going against them, and never lose hope that they will win in the end. My favorite villains are the complex ones, who remind us that good and evil aren’t black and white. I love villains who have a good reason for being evil, who started off as good people, but then something happened to them that was terrible, and their entire life shifted because of it. That kind of villain is more human and believable, and I think that is what makes them so interesting to me.

What do you consider the hardest part of writing?

I think that the hardest part of writing is finding the time to write. If you live with other people and/or have a job and/or other responsibilities, it is very difficult to carve out a big enough chunk of time to really get lost in what you’re writing, which is key in writing a good story. In my heart, writing is always the number one priority, but life often has other plans, so I have to always make sure I find a balance.

What are you working on now?

I’m just finishing up writing another novel now, but I don’t usually talk about my work until it is completely finished and ready to be read. But I can talk about my second book, a romantic suspense novel titled Portrait of a Sunset, which will be published at the end of October! It is about an artist named Clara whose sister is brutally murdered. While trying to come to terms with her death (as well as her own role in it), Clara meets a man named Casey, who has his own dark, tragic past to deal with. Together, they work to try to become whole again, but it isn’t so easy. No matter how hard they try, they just cannot escape the pasts that haunt them. While Clara’s traumatic memories and overwhelming anxiety threaten to drown her, Casey’s dark past manifests itself in a much more corporeal, much more lethal way.

Will they ever be able to extricate themselves from the past and move on? You’ll have to read the book to find out!

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Jessica A. Scott is a University of Louisville graduate with degrees in English and Humanities, the latter of which includes concentrations in Literature, Linguistics, and Classical and Modern Languages.

She lives in Louisville, Kentucky, where she has been writing avidly since the age of three. Her genre interests include thrillers, romantic suspense, and mystery. Her debut novel, Chase and Charlie, was published by Black Rose Writing on May 28, 2015.

Where to find Jessica

 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jessica.a.scott.author

 Twitter: https://twitter.com/JessicaAScott89

 Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14022075.Jessica_A_Scott

 Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Jessica-A.-Scott/e/B00YL3VM90?ref_=pe_1724030_132998060

Buy links

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Chase-Charlie-Jessica-Scott/dp/1612965296/

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/chase-and-charlie-jessica-a-scott/1122022055?ean=9781612965291

Black Rose Writing: http://www.blackrosewriting.com/suspensethriller/chase-and-charlie


#BadMoonRising Day 17 The Bone Spirit by Chris Snider #indieauthor #horror @ChrisSnider83


Today we welcome Chris Snider to Day 17 of Bad Moon Rising!  Some writers don’t believe in writer’s block.  But if you’re one of the many who do – Chris’s book will make you wish you didn’t.


Is writer’s block a killer? James Conrad is a best-selling writer of three novels, but during the writing of the third, his life took a downward spiral. He began drinking and his wife, Casey, left him. Now, in trying to write his fourth novel, he has total writer’s block. Lately, he’s been seeing a man who is all bones… a skeleton man. One night, the whispering voice almost convinces him to kill himself. After he calls Casey in a terrified state, she joins him on a terrifying journey to discover two things: who or what is this skeleton man and, more importantly, can they stop him.

What’s the first story you ever wrote?
When I was in the 8th grade, I fell in love with this girl who was a grade below me. She had this boyfriend that knew it and so he teased me and taunted me because he had her and I didn’t every chance he got. I was really big into pro wrestling at the time, so I wrote a story where the school was one big wrestling federation and the girl held a tournament to win her heart. Of course I met her boyfriend in the finals and won.
Which fictional character would you most like to meet and have a drink with?
It would be a toss up between two Nora Roberts characters. I loved Nate Burke’s character in Northern lights, but also judging from the description of Rowan Tripp and her character in Chasing Fire, I would be in love!
In the Spirit of Halloween, what scares you?
Death in general, but if we want to be specific, Venomous snakes, Spiders and Lightning.
Favorite hero and villain from a book/movie?
I grew up a Batman kid. I love the dark and mysterious nature of his character. As for my favorite villain, you can’t go wrong with Jason Voorhees from the Friday the 13th movies.
What do you consider the hardest part of writing?
Keeping a story going. I have a horrible tendency to run out of steam before completing the project. I’ve completed about seven projects, but started and failed at many many more.
What are you working on now?
I’m writing the third installment of my Jacob Cross series. He’s the main character in my first book “The Preacher.” The second book has not been released yet, but it will be the next project I publish.

Author bio
My name is Chris Snider. I’m a soon to be thirty-one year-old writer who has a1vpyriijl-_ux250_Asperger’s syndrome. I am a Christian and my first book was very Christian based, though I write mostly in the Horror genre. My favorite Authors are Dean Koontz, Stephen King and Tami Hoag. My hobbies include of course reading and writing, but also video games and the NFL. I’ve always been fond of RPG games and survival Horror games. My favorite NFL team is the Baltimore Ravens and I try to never miss a game.

Where to find Chris
Contact info: Twitter: @ChrisSnider83

#BadMoonRising Day 16 Blood of the Sixth by K.R. Rowe #IndieAuthor #horror @KRRowe


Today we welcome K.R. Rowe, a girl after my own heart with her love of Deadpool!  And if she’s having a drink with Rick and Carol from The Walking Dead, I want to be there.  I just started her book, Blood of the Sixth, yesterday and this is one you may need to read with the lights on – but off is so much more fun!


In the quaint Southern town of Port Bella Rosa, something sinister lurks beneath the cobblestones. When hunger stirs a centuries-old evil, a demon awakens, releasing its hunters in search of prey. Jackals swarm from the mist, seeking out their quarry and sating their master with offerings of human flesh. Allie Kent catches a glimpse of the first victim: a corpse with its organs, muscle and bone all consumed, leaving nothing more than skin behind. While police work to solve the unexplained murder, more bodies are found mutilated. Finally convinced the killer isn’t human, Detective Phillip Chambers is desperate to shield Allie from harm.

But something haunts Allie: shadows spill through her window at night; nightmares invade her sleep while visions confuse her waking thoughts. Struggling to keep her independence in check, she finds herself treading a thin line between reality and insanity, with Phillip her only protection. But is the evil dwelling beneath the stones their only true threat—or will the demons in Allie’s head have the strength to destroy them both?


What’s the first story you ever wrote?

I honestly can’t remember the first story I wrote. I’m not really sure to be honest but I do remember writing a lot of poetry and short stories as a teenager.

Which fictional character would you most like to meet and have a drink with?

I’d love to meet Rick and Carol from the Walking Dead. With all of the loads of crap those two have been though, I think they deserve a good stiff drink. Maybe I could get them drunk enough to teach me how to kill a zombie. With the zombie apocalypse hovering on the horizon, I really want to be prepared.

In the spirit of Halloween, what scares you?

If we’re talking paranormal, I am scared totally crapless of evil things with sharp claws that hide in dark corners. Things that reach out, grab people and drag them into their unholy place of certain death and horrific mutilation. Pitch black corners, closets, and attics scare the total crap out of me! If we’re talking living creatures, that would have to be a rat. Those sharp little rat teeth and those creepy hairless tails really freak me out. I think if one jumped on me, I’d pee my pants and run like a scalded dog.

Favorite hero and villain in a book/movie?

Hands down— Deadpool. I’m not really sure if he is a hero or a villain but I loved the character. Deadpool is foul mouthed, disgusting and absolutely hilarious. He’s a perfect blend of villain and hero so we have two in one. I have a very foul sense of humor, so this character is a shoo-in for my favorite.

What do you consider the hardest part of writing?

I think the hardest part of actually writing a story is dragging the novel out of my head and getting it onto paper. Oftentimes, half of the story is still rattling around in my noggin, but not quite complete for the readers. It’s difficult to make sure that every piece of the story is written.

The hardest part of the entire process is marketing. As an Independent Author, the marketing rests totally on my shoulders and most often, we learn through experience. I think trying to find readers is harder than actually writing the story.

What are you working on now?

Before the release of Blood of the Sixth, I was on a writing hiatus, but since its debut on October 10th , I have finally started my next project. I’m currently working on my second horror novel. Blood of the Sixth was inspired by my blog post, Regenerate, and this next one is also inspired by a short story I’ve written for my blog. It turned out to be such an interesting little story, I decided to turn it into something much larger. It takes me about two years to get out a full novel from start to finish so hopefully I can have this one ready by 2018.

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K. R. Rowe is a multi-genred author who spent her childhood in the scenic city of Chattanooga, TN and still resides there today. Her father was born and raised near Tellico Plains, in the heart of Tennessee’s tract of the Appalachian Mountains. With her mother’s South Carolina heritage, her southern roots run deep. From a very young age, her overpowering love of the mountains continues to draw her to them. When not tied to her desk, her free time with her family is often spent enjoying any activity that can take her far from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and into the peace of the mountains.

Where to find K.R.

Amazon Author page: https://www.amazon.com/K.-R.-Rowe/e/B00BF3AURE

Twitter: @KRRowe

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6571714.K_R_Rowe

Email: KRRoweAuthor@gmail.com

WordPress Blog: https://krrowe.wordpress.com/

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