#BadMoonRising The Sea Was Angry by Armand Rosamilia #horror #seastories

If you’ve followed Bad Moon Rising from the beginning, you’ll probably recognize today’s author – he’s participated every year. Today he brings his newest release, a tale of horror on the sea (love the cover!) With his list of things he’d take to a haunted house, I’d probably tag along – the man has excellent taste in bourbon. Welcome Armand Rosamilia!

Would you rather sleep in a coffin for one night or spend the night in a haunted house?

Neither, but if I had to choose it would be the haunted house. I’m too fat (too many peanut M&M’s and bourbon in my diet) so I’d have to be stuffed into a coffin. That would be quite uncomfortable. Bring on the ghosts!

Name three items you’d take to spend the night in a haunted house.

A five lb. bag of peanut M&M’s. A bottle of Pappy Van Winkle bourbon. A paranormal investigator. I’d drink the bourbon and eat the M&M’s and hope the paranormal investigator will keep the ghosts busy so I can enjoy my dinner.

If you were in a horror movie, would you rather have a loaded gun or a car that wouldn’t break down?

Definitely the car. Bullets won’t work against monsters. I mean, it might knock them down, and then you think they’re dead, but as soon as you walk away they rise behind you and start to slowly walk at your running form, until they catch up because you trip over something trying to look back, and… at least with a car I have a fighting chance.

Do you write to music?

I have to. I can’t stand when it is quiet. I need background noise. I’ll have my Spotify on very low, just enough I can hear the song but not enough I am focused on it. It’s usually a mix of thrash metal, black metal and random stuff like Bowling For Soup, Barenaked Ladies and Volbeat. I’m all over the place with music lately.

What was the hardest scene to write in your featured book?

In The Sea Was Angry, a lot of the beginning of the book relies on a shrimp boat crew. I’ve never been on a shrimp boat. I don’t like going in the ocean despite always living near it. So having to make it read authentic (as authentic as you can get in a horror book, I guess) I asked a lot of questions. Luckily I grew up in a fishing village in NJ so I had a few people to ask about it. A lot of it was cut in edits but I think I faked my way through it!

Describe your writing space.

I have my own office in the front of the house, so I can write while watching the street like an old man. We recently installed a Little Free Library out front, so I get to also watch the neighbors as they come and go, taking books and leaving books. Then I run outside and see what’s new. I collect Funko Pops, too, so there are hundreds of them on shelves in my office now, crammed in with my comic book art, Conan prints, Jaws stuff, zombie stuff, coffee mug collection, and so much more. I’ve had a few guests think the room is for a teenager. I guess it is, only I’m fifty.

The fishing industry near Daytona Beach is crippled when the shrimp stop coming up in nets, when the trout and flounder stop taking the bait… and when mysterious black sea life begins to attack the boats, the swimmers and the land, can anyone escape the horror as the oceans fight back?

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Author Bio

Armand Rosamilia is a New Jersey boy currently living in sunny Florida, where he writes when he’s not sleeping. He’s happily married to a woman who helps his career and is supportive, which is all he ever wanted in life…

He’s written over 150 stories that are currently available, including horror, zombies, contemporary fiction, thrillers and more. His goal is to write a good story and not worry about genre labels.

He not only runs two successful podcasts…

Arm Cast Podcast – interviewing fellow authors as well as filmmakers, musicians, etc.

The Mando Method Podcast with co-host Chuck Buda – talking about writing and publishing

But he owns the network they’re on, too! Project Entertainment Network

He also loves to talk in third person… because he’s really that cool.

Social Media: https://armandrosamilia.com, Twitter: @ArmandAuthor, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorArmandRosamilia, Facebook Fan Club: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1637817943125835

68 thoughts on “#BadMoonRising The Sea Was Angry by Armand Rosamilia #horror #seastories

  1. That cover is awesome! (I had to censor myself about twenty times to write that.) LOVE IT. Totally picturing being on that boat and totally feeling my heart hammering in my chest. That’s one angry sea, for sure. Nicely done.

    Thanks (again) for hosting, Teri.

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  2. Loved the tongue-in-cheek humor in this. Of course, everyone trips when running from monsters, zombies, or ghouls, LOL.

    That cover is AMAZING. I do love my creatures. I’m off to Amazon to check out Armand’s release in more detail!

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  3. What an entertaining interview. I love that Armand has a Little Free Library in front of his house. Being the people watcher that I am, I’d be munching on Peanut M&M’s (my favorite) and watching out the window. I probably wouldn’t get much writing done. Thanks for the introduction, Teri!

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    1. It is very hard to concentrate on my writing whenever someone walks up, especially with kids, and starts pulling books out. I use my (non-existent) psychic mind powers to will them to take a book or two, so I can run outside when they’ve gone and add more books to the library for the next person.

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        1. We’re so in love with the idea of the neighborhood kids and adults taking and leaving books, we’re adding a second one this week next to it so we have even more to share.

          Of course, I put quite a few of my own books into the library as well!

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  4. Thanks for once again having me on the tour. Always a highlight of my October, and I’m humbled by all of the comments about the book and the interview.

    And I absolutely love the cover of the book. It might be my favorite cover, too, and I’ve had a lot of books out over the last thirty years.

    I definitely would not want to be on that shrimp boat, even with M&M’s!

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  5. What a great post! Armand, you sound like a guy that would have me laughing all day long! And yes, I already think you’re “that cool.” (Of course, I’m a half senile ol’ granny, so I’m afraid you can’t necessarily go by me.)

    LOVED the interview answers, love the premise of your scary, scary book, and like everyone else, think that cover is freakin’ amazing. Thanks for having Armand here today, Teri. He really brightened up my day! And best of luck to you with all 150 of your stories, Armand, but especially this one. (I live in Florida, too, btw, and I do NOT go out in the ocean, either, with or without a boat. In fact, I don’t swim in any body of water that isn’t enclosed in turquoise concrete, and I’m on the lookout even then.)

    Off to pass this along! Thanks again! 🙂

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  6. Reblogged this on The Write Stuff and commented:
    Today’s Bad Moon Rising post over on Teri Polen’s blog features Armand Rosamilia and his book, The Sea Was Angry. Do yourself a big favor and check it out. The interview is hilarious, and the book sounds wonderfully scary. Plus, the cover is fantastic. Great post all the way around. And please remember to pass it along so others can enjoy it, too. Thanks, and once again, thanks to Teri for hosting such a fun October event! 🙂

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  7. I don’t think I would like it if the ocean started fighting back. It wouldn’t be my happy place anymore. But the book sounds like an incredible read!

    I’m not sure about the combination of bourbon and peanut m&m’s. I once went to a college football game where bourbon and boiled peanuts had a very unhappy result – just ask the woman in the fur coat who was sitting next to the guys who were “enjoying” the combo. 🥜👻

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    1. Ack! Boiled peanuts are the worst thing ever, Tessa. When we lived in SC, friends of ours said we had to try them at a tailgate party. Hubby reluctantly swallowed his, but I spit mine out – no manners whatsoever. I’d hate to ruin a good bourbon with them – even a cheap one, for that matter.

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  8. Hi, Armand! It’s great to meet you here at Teri’s. You chose some interesting things to take with you to the haunted house. 🙂 Your answer made me chuckle. I love your book cover! It is compelling and I’m intrigued! Thank you, Teri, for an introduction to another new author!

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  9. “We recently installed a Little Free Library out front, so I get to also watch the neighbors as they come and go, taking books and leaving books.”

    I do remember many years ago when a university I attended had something similar. It seems like a great idea!

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