Book Talk 2/17/17

Traci Kenworth says Sarah caused “chills creeping up my spine” – drop by to read her review! If you’re looking for a genre-specific book to read, Traci regularly posts links to reviews on various blogs – an excellent resource.

Where Genres Collide


Book Talk 2/17/17

Traci Kenworth

Sarah by Teri Polen. 2016. Black Rose writing. Netgalley.

Cain Shannon and his family recently moved into a new house after the death of his father. Strange things begin happening. The attic door opens by itself. Cold spots deepen. Cain feels like he’s being watched. The family’s cat, Eby, acts spooked. Cain, a horror buff, wonders if his house is haunted. He and his friend joke about using a Ouija board to bring the spirit forth.

When they set up a camera to record things in his room, they catch a ghostly specter on it. Soon afterward, Sarah visits Cain for the first time. She says she wants his help. When he is knocked unconscious at his soccer game, he begins to experience periods of blackouts and find himself watching the football players with hostility. He breaks up with his girlfriend who manipulates him and…

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Indie Author Friday – Christopher D. Schmitz #IndieAuthors #fantasy


It’s Friday!  Indie Author Friday, to be more specific, and Christopher D. Schmitz is here today with his fantasy books, unusual question from a fan, and excellent taste in Netflix.



After merging with her copy from an alternate reality, college student Claire Jones is thrust into a setting beyond imagine and must fight alongside Zabe, her self-appointed, inter-dimensional guardian. Together they must stop an evil warlock from shattering the laws of existence who, above all else, seeks Claire’s blood as the key to controlling the all-powerful Tesseract. If the evil one gets a drop of her blood he can rip a hole in time and space and summon his dark nega-god into existence.

Buy Links

Wolf of the Tesseract
Dekker’s Dozen: The Last Watchmen
The Kakos Realm: Grinden Proselyte (Volume 1)
The Kakos Realm: Rise of the Dragon Impervious Book 2

The book I’m currently pitching hardest is my paranomal YA adventure, Wolf of the Tesseract. Following WotT coming out with Black Rose Writing, I’ve written two new books and I’m in prewriting for the sequel: Through the Darque Gates of Koth. I also have the second novel in my fantasy series coming out in a few weeks (Rise of the Dragon Impervious.) Readers can get that the first novel for free by signing up for my mailing list on my main website. I’ve also had good feedback from my sci-fi Dekker’s Dozen: The Last Watchmen which is similar in feel to Firefly and Dark Matter, but with a steampunk-time-traveling twist. Plus zombies… in space. There might also be a clockwork ninja. All of my books (plus ten others) are on Amazon or on my personal website.

What’s the most constructive criticism you’ve been given in your writing career?

Kill the passive voice.

What is something memorable you’ve heard from your readers/fans?

I had someone email to ask if a supporting character (Jackie from Wolf of the Tesseract) was based on a real person–if so could I pass on her information? Reader would very much like to ask her out on a date.

How do you think you’ve evolved creatively?

I took up writing short fiction exclusively for several years so that I worked on starting the story, evolving a plot, editing, killing babies, finishing the story, and dropping the mic. It also helped to learn to write succinctly and ramble less–writing shorter sentences for space reasons began to teach me how to write varied lengths and write with rhythms to move the pace and story rather than just impart communication.

Any unusual talents or hobbies?

I play the great highland bagpipes.

What’s the last thing you watched on TV/Netflix?

I watched the entire Gravity Falls series–it’s almost a perfect cartoon touching on great themes and paranormal elements similar to Stranger Things (which might be my favorite show). But I would have ended it slightly different… as I watched it with my teenage children I noted that the ending was good, but I would’ve left Stan Pines as a vegetable and had his brother take him across the world on a sailboat while becoming his caretaker to reinforce the seriousness of his noble sacrifice. (Then my daughter said, “No–you would’ve killed everyone.” She has read most of my library and she might be right. I don’t always play nice with my characters.)

If you could be any character in fiction, who would you be?

I often feel a little bit like Boromir from Lord of the Rings. I wish I was Aragorn, but I know the real me… at least I’m not Sméagol.

Author Bio

Christopher Schmitz has a growing platform and is the author of both fiction and nonfiction. He has a Master’s degree and attends regular conferences and workshops. In addition to a human day-job he also writes for his local newspaper and has produced pieces for online youth resources. He lives in Minnesota with his family, occasionally competes in pro BBQ competitions, and drinks unsafe amounts of espresso.

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Sarah Free Today Only! #horror #freebook #YAreads

Snags untangled.  The new free day for Sarah is February 19th – I’ll post a reminder.  Glad some of you were able to get it free earlier today before Amazon switched the price back!


Get Sarah today only for free on Amazon!  Book cover for the novel SARAH shows girl with long black hair hiding her face crawling down steps from attic door

What reviewers are saying:

A great creepy YA tale that adults will find equally intriguing.

Teri Polen’s SARAH is the stuff that will keep you up at night. It’s the perfect blend of lighthearted teenage banter and blood-curdling horror elements.

Well developed characters, twists and turns and excitement to last these teens a life time! This will keep you guessing and turning pages well into the night.

If you’re an Amazon Prime member, Sarah is also available on KDP Select for a limited time.

New Release – Chasing Bedlam by Charles E. Yallowitz #0.99 #sci-fi #IndieAuthors

Return to the Shattered States
for a tale of love between a woman & her jeep!

Cover Art by Jon Hunsinger
Cover Art by Jon Hunsinger

Lloyd and Cassidy’s last adventure was to honor a life. This time they are out to end one.

It was a normal, violent mission to Texas that should have had nothing more than beer-induced hiccups. That is until an old enemy makes off with Cassidy’s jeep and most of their gear. Needless to say, she’s pissed off and challenging Lloyd for the psychopath of the month award. With the mouthy serial killer by her side, she is going on the warpath from Dallas to Miami even if it means declaring war on the drug cartels.

So strap in for another wild ride through the Shattered States and learn why you never mess with Cassidy’s jeep.

Available on Amazon for 99 cents!

Want a taste?

“So your boss thought she could send assassins to kill the Riflemen,” the black-haired leader says, earning a cheer from his men. A firm smack to the prisoner’s head silences her gurgling attempt to deny the charge. “Nothing you say can prevent the inevitable. Don’t go thinking that pet serial killer will save you either. The idiot brought a paintball gun to Texas and thought he’d win a gunfight? I’m surprised he lasted as long as he did. All we need to do is find the body and we can collect the bounty on him too. Guess you’re lucky that he’s wanted dead and you’re wanted alive by that warden up north.”

“I’d be careful, boss,” a sword-wielding gang member warns. She leans away from the angry glare, but rolls up her sleeve to reveal a sloppily stitched wound. “While this one isn’t as tough as her reputation says, she can still hit hard. Lost two men before we restrained her and three more are nursing broken balls. Maybe we should use some of our tranquilizer stash and keep her sedated.”

“No reason for th-” Top Hog begins as he runs his hand across the prisoner’s forehead. He rubs his fingers at the sensation of something sticky between his fingers and looks closer to figure out what he has touched. “This scar is fake. Made from glue or something. Are you sure this is Cassidy?”

“She was with Lloyd Tenay at the bar,” a one-eyed man replies in a shaky voice. He shifts from one foot to the other when everyone else takes a step away from him. “You told us to look for him and a blonde woman. She had the denim jacket, the forehead scar, cursed a lot, carried two pistols, and even has the correct tramp stamp. Everyone was calling her Cassidy after she drove up in the blue jeep too. We made sure that everything checked out, boss. Even bribed the bartender and two waitresses.”

Sweat beading on his face, Top Hog draws his large gun and presses it to the prisoner’s temple. He leans around her, his eyes repeatedly darting toward her hands to make sure they are still bound. Lifting her white shirt, he sees the unique tattoo that the widespread stories mention Cassidy getting a little less than a year ago. The design is two pistols back to back with vines of bone curling around and binding them together. A strange discoloration catches the gang leader’s attention and he rubs his thumb along the woman’s side, pushing his weapon harder against her head to prevent wiggling. He swears that he feels a seam, so he gets a dirty fingernail beneath what turns out to be a flesh-colored sticker. Top Hog yanks it off and shows it to his men, the prisoner biting her lower lip to avoid screaming. He can already see that the tattoo is smeared from where he has touched it with his meaty fingers.

Enraged and embarrassed, the gang leader is about to kill the fake Cassidy when he hears distant rock music. Within seconds, he realizes that the source is getting closer and is soon joined by maniacal laughter coming over a crackling megaphone. With a snap of his fingers, Top Hog orders one of his men to take the prisoner to his office while the others run for the exit. Nobody gets very far before a blue jeep, which has been outfitted with a wide battering ram, smashes through the front of the warehouse. The vehicle leaves a gaping hole in the wall, which is made worse by hooked chains on the rear bumper that catch and tear more of the obstacle down. The jeep continues at full speed through crates, shelving units, and the slower gang members whose deaths are celebrated by honks of the horn. Tires screech as the driver hits the brakes and gets the car to spin, the move appearing to have no purpose beyond making those inside dizzy. With an embarrassing thud, the vehicle hits the back wall and hisses to a stop.

The gang have already drawn their weapons and are cautiously approaching the jeep when the sunroof opens. Bullets fly at the blonde figure that leaps out, the projectiles creating so many holes that the top half of their target falls off. The legs of the cardboard cutout are casually tossed to the floor before the shriek of a megaphone makes everyone cringe and cover their ears. With the tattered remains laying face up, the frustrated criminals realize that they have destroyed another Cassidy decoy. They are about to inch closer when the jeep briefly roars to life and a man inside begins making engine noises. The sounds change to the exaggerated screams and detailed begging of those whose parts are still stuck to the scuffed battering ram.

“So that was your plan, Cassidy?” Top Hog asks with a chuckle. He turns to see their prisoner is trying to roll away and fires his gun into the air to stop her. “Two decoys, so that you could get the drop on us. Guess you thought more of us would get run over. You still have thirteen of my crew standing and you’re cornered in that jeep. Now, the only question is if I send a piece of you back to the Duchess as a message that she should stay out of my business. Damn northerner needs to stay out of Texas’s business.”

“Actually, that young woman was the bait and I was the distraction,” Lloyd announces from inside. With a gleeful laugh, he opens one of the doors and yanks it back when the gang shoots at him. “Well shit. That was my favorite power window button. Anyway, people make that mistake all the time. You see, bait draws you in and, at least here, allows the real predators to follow you back to the previously hidden hideout. Not even a sign to help us out, which is very rude and unaccommodating. Now, the distraction’s job is to keep you looking in one direction while a mischievous maiden of mayhem prepares her new toy somewhere else. Don’t bother running, boys, because she’ll take that as an insult.”

Top Hog and his men turn toward the hole in the wall, which has exposed them to the large parking lot. The sun forces them to squint at the lone figure standing behind a loaded mini-gun, the weapon glinting in the midday light. Clouds move across the sky, which makes it easier for the gang to identify the denim jacket and blonde hair of their enemy. They take a few shots at the distant woman, but their bullets either miss completely or bounce off several riot shields that are strapped to the weapon. A slamming car door causes them to jump, but they turn in the wrong direction and are unable to stop Lloyd from racing toward the prisoner. Wearing orange pants from his time as a prisoner and a red shirt with a lightning bolt, the black-haired serial killer seems like an obvious target as he scoops up the young woman and dives behind a box of grenades. Suddenly afraid for their lives, Top Hog and his men attempt to scatter and hunt for cover.

“I hate moving targets,” Cassidy growls.

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About the Author:

Charles Yallowitz was born and raised on Long Island, NY, but he has spent most of his life wandering his own imagination in a blissful haze. Occasionally, he would return from this world for the necessities such as food, showers, and Saturday morning cartoons. One day he returned from his imagination and decided he would share his stories with the world. After his wife decided that she was tired of hearing the same stories repeatedly, she convinced him that it would make more sense to follow his dream of being a fantasy author. So, locked within the house under orders to shut up and get to work, Charles brings you Legends of Windemere. He looks forward to sharing all of his stories with you, and his wife is happy he finally has someone else to play with.

Twitter: @cyallowitz
Facebook: Charles Yallowitz

Nemesis by Brendan Reichs #bookreview #TuesdayBookBlog

It’s been happening since Min was eight. Every two years, on her birthday, a strange30142139 man finds her and murders her in cold blood. But hours later, she wakes up in a clearing just outside her tiny Idaho hometown—alone, unhurt, and with all evidence of the horrifying crime erased.

Across the valley, Noah just wants to be like everyone else. But he’s not. Nightmares of murder and death plague him, though he does his best to hide the signs. But when the world around him begins to spiral toward panic and destruction, Noah discovers that people have been lying to him his whole life. Everything changes in an eye blink.

For the planet has a bigger problem. The Anvil, an enormous asteroid threatening all life on Earth, leaves little room for two troubled teens. Yet on her sixteenth birthday, as she cowers in her bedroom, hoping not to die for the fifth time, Min has had enough. She vows to discover what is happening in Fire Lake and uncovers a lifetime of lies: a vast conspiracy involving the sixty-four students of her sophomore class, one that may be even more sinister than the murders. –

Wow.  Describing this book is difficult, but I’ll try.  Take Red Dawn, The Matrix, Lost, and The Hunger Games, shake them up in a bag, and what comes out is the plot of Nemesis.  This book twisted, turned, and steered me in so many different directions I was never sure exactly what was going on – and it was wonderful.  After reading so many books, not many surprise me anymore.

The setting is present day Idaho – but after a few pages, it’s evident something’s not quite right.  And then the pace never lets up.  This book is well-written, with natural dialogue and contains both captivating and frustrating characters.  Although it’s not a problem for me, there are shifting POVs, so be forewarned if that’s a distraction.

I plowed through this book in a couple of days, but don’t let the 400+ pages scare you – it’s actually a quick read.  And I can’t wait for the next book!  Nemesis is scheduled for publication March 21st, 2017.

Thanks to Penguin First To Read for the digital ARC.

Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – Author Update – Teri Polen, Colleen Chesebro and Sally Cronin

Sally is a huge supporter of indie authors – stop by her cafe and bookstore and check out the release of her new book, What’s in a Name?

Smorgasbord - Variety is the spice of life


Welcome to the first update of the week.. and as an author on the bookshelves I get to share my news too today.  But first a catch up with two other authors.  I am taking a look at some of the authors who have entered the bookstore since the begining of December over the next week. Unless of course any of you reading this who are in the bookstore have news of a recent release or great review.  Get in touch

The first author update is for Teri Polen who released her debut novel Sarah at the beginning of December 2016. Since then she has received 26 reviews and here is one that is right up to date.


About Sarah

Seventeen-year-old horror fan Cain Shannon thought helping a ghost find her killers would be the supernatural adventure of a lifetime. Now, he just hopes to survive long enough to…

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Indie Author Friday – Matt Doyle #IndieAuthors #scifi #LGBT


Today Matt Doyle drops by for Indie Author Friday!  Matt brings several books to share with us and is busy working on sequels.  After reading about his talents and hobbies, I’d love to have Matt at my house for Halloween – we’d be the hit of the neighborhood!  Guess I’d better get extra candy.

The Spark Form Chronicles

WICK (The Spark Form Chronicles, #1)

#1 – WICK

How do you define a life?

With overblown visuals, stunning entrances and bloody battles played out in real time by holograms, Spark Forming has become far more than a simple card game. Drawing in fans from across the Colonies, no other sporting event creates a bigger buzz than the annual two-day tournament to crown a new Spark Form World Champion. Yet the scramble for the title is not the only source of conflict this year, and for some competitor’s the real battles will take place away from the TV cameras.

What defines a person’s life and dives them to keep moving forward? When a game grows to reflect a society struggling to hang on, are some lives more valid than others? Can an AI ever truly be alive?

Find out in Matt Doyle’s genre bending Slice of Life / Science Fiction series, The Spark Form Chronicles.

Kindle and paperback editions available on Amazon:

CARNIVAL (The Spark Form Chronicles, #2)


As day two of the tournament begins, the top four competitors are readying themselves for the battles that lay ahead. But will their toughest battles take place in the arena, or will they be forced to focus on goals other than the championship?

With Carnival’s existence hanging in the balance, how hard each player is willing to fight has never been more important …

Kindle and paperback editions available on Amazon:

GIFTS (The Spark Form Chronicles, #3)

#3 – GIFTS

The Forty-Third Annual Spark Form World Championships have been and gone, and John Forrester is still coming to terms with the effects of both the tournament itself and the weeks that followed.

Having almost had his career cut short by his own decisions, John has found a way to adapt and is set to make his return to active competition just before Christmas. But will being forced to change the way he plays cause him to fall apart, or will the support of his holographic companion, Carnival, be enough to steer him back onto the path towards glory? And what of Carnival herself? Has her continued interaction with Lana De La Cruz and her team changed her, or is she simply moving closer to being acknowledged as a living being? Oh, and then there’s the small matter of Christmas gifts …

Set six months after the conclusion of WICK and CARNIVAL, GIFTS continues the story of John Forrester and the living hologram, Carnival, as they learn how the world has changed for each of them.

As a bonus, this book also includes the rules to the card game played by John Forrester and his fellow competitors.

Kindle and paperback editions available on Amazon:


Teller Tales

#1 – Basille

Twelve-year- old Simon Teller is an avid gamer, loves obscure rock music and, much as he’s loathe to admit it, finds his Dad’s favourite 90’s action heroes to be far cooler than the modern teen characters that he’s supposed to admire. He is also very, very bored.

All that changes when Simon meets a six-foot- tall fennec fox named Xera, and her teenage friend, Carrie Lowry. Together with his unusual new companions, he is thrown into a world of exciting games that he can play while leaving his body behind to deal with all the things that he hates, like school and creepy local homeless girls. But the games are more sinister than they seem, and Xera’s people view humans as toys to play with and push until they break.

Simon may yet wish that he could go back to being bored … if he can survive long enough to get home.

Kindle and paperback editions available on Amazon:

Also available from the publisher, Black Rose Writing:

The Cassie Tam Files

#1 – Addict

New Hopeland was built to be the centre of the technological age, but like everywhere else, it has its dark side. Assassins, drug dealers and crooked businessmen form a vital part of the city’s make-up, and sometimes, the police are in too deep themselves to be effective. But hey, there are always other options … For P.I. Cassie Tam, business has been slow. So, when she’s hired to investigate the death of a local VR addict named Eddie Redwood, she thinks it’ll be easy money.

All she has to do is prove to the deceased’s sister Lori that the local P.D. were right to call it an accidental overdose. The more she digs though, the more things don’t seem to sit right, and soon, Cassie finds herself knee deep in a murder investigation. But that’s just the start of her problems. When the case forces Cassie to make contact with her drug dealing ex-girlfriend, Charlie Goldman, she’s left with a whole lot of long buried personal issues to deal with. Then there’s her client. Lori Redwood is a Tech Shifter, someone who uses a metal exoskeleton to roleplay as an animal. Cassie isn’t one to judge, but the Tech Shifting community has always left her a bit nervous. That wouldn’t be a problem if Lori wasn’t fast becoming the first person that she’s been genuinely attracted to since splitting with Charlie. Oh, and then there’s the small matter of the police wanting her to back off the case. Easy money, huh? Yeah, right.

Coming soon. Keep checking Ninestar Press ( and MDM ( for a release date.

What do you love most about the writing process?

Seeing where the characters take me. You see, I used to come up with story ideas and build the characters with no goal other than to fill specific roles in said tale. Since starting on The Spark Form Chronicles, I’ve been letting the characters come to me. It sounds odd, but they’re essentially these living, breathing people in my head now, and while I have an idea where I want to go with each book, they kinda lead the way themselves. The journey from A to B via X, Y and Z is a wonderful experience, especially when you don’t really know where X, Y and Z are.

How do you think you’ve evolved creatively?

I’m a bit broader in the stories that I tell now. For a long time, everything I wrote was essentially a Lovecraft pastiche. And not always a good pastiche either. It wasn’t until I started trying new things that I began to grow as a writer. Initially, that meant a few short stories started emerging that were a fair bit removed from my early work, albeit still in the horror genre. I experimented a bit more then when I started writing a webcomic, and eventually, the idea for The Spark Form Chronicles came about. That one’s a complete genre-bender. It’s a Sci-Fi tale at heart, but there’s so much more to it than that; it’s got a wrestling influence, there’s a bit of anime influenced card gaming, a large cast of varied characters, a longer, over-arching plot, it’s a big geeky, a bit furry, a bit philosophical, a bit romantic … I even threw in some poetry. In all, it became an amalgamation of so many things in my life, and it remains a satisfying series to work in to this day. To that end, there are currently three books available from that run: WICK, CARNIVAL, and GIFTS.

At the same time though, I didn’t want to just stick to doing the one thing. While The Spark Form Chronicles is aimed at an older audience, I’ve always been a fan of literature for younger readers too. Neil Gaiman and Derek Landy do such a good job of weaving strange and entertaining stories for that audience, and I wanted to see if I could do the same. The result of that was the Teller Tales series. Moving back into the horror genre with a touch of fantasy thrown in, I wrote the first book, Basille, pretty quickly and started shipping it around to agents and publishers. That was when Black Rose Writing offered me a contract. Basille was released in January 2017, and both the second and third books only need one more run-through before I decide what to do with them. A lot of that will come down to how well Basille does with BRW of course, but we shall see.

After I wrote those three, I had an idea for something a little different again, and started working on a crime noir novel with a cyberpunk setting. The book is currently titled Addict and was picked up by the LGBT publishing house, Ninestar Press, after I pitched it on the Twitter Pitch Event, PitMad. The book is currently going through editing and cover design, and will be available later this year. I’ve started work on the follow-up too!

So yeah, in all, I guess that my biggest evolution has come with finding my own voice and being willing to take more risks in order to tell the stories that I want to tell, rather than simply emulating other people.

What is something memorable you’ve heard from your readers/fans?

I like to talk to fans of my work whenever I can, so I tend to keep myself fairly active online when time allows. As a result, I get to hear a lot about what my readers think. It sounds daft, but the thing that surprised me most with this was how many people really enjoy what I’ve been releasing. There have been a few people who’ve said that WICK and CARNIVAL made them fans and that they’ll happily buy anything that I put out. That is so, so gratifying as an artist, because it means that I’m doing something right and reaching the right audience. I know it’s not a specific quote or anything, but those moments stick with me and remind me why I love doing this.

Any unusual talents or hobbies?

I do have a few, or so I’m told. In general, I try to live to the idea that if you want to try something, you should. What that’s meant is that, over the years, I’ve had a pretty varied life.

I’d say that my most unusual two would be these though:

I actually spent around ten years in the professional wrestling industry. Way back in 2001, I started training at NWA-UK Hammerlock, and I worked my first show in 2002. After that, I spent a fair few years there, and got to meet one of my favourite workers of all time, Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts. All the time I was at Hammerlock, I carried out several different tasks, including wrestling on shows, ring announcing, and helping train new trainees. Unfortunately though, I got injured during a training session and, rather than take time off, made a point of honouring my booking a few nights later. The result of that was that I ended up with a back injury that saw me taking a bit more time off than I would have liked. By the time I was ready to come back, the school I was training at had moved and I couldn’t make it to the new one. That was OK though, because there were a few more places local to me that I could join up with. When a long-term colleague was starting up a new promotion, I offered my services and ended up with a number of jobs again. I was, first and foremost, still a wrestler. I helped out at the training school again, and also became the head booker (picking the matches and so on) for the first year and a half of the company’s existence. In the end though, a lot of things happened that resulted in me making the decision to call it a day. I ran my retirement show myself and ended up with a packed house to end my career in front of. My final match was not my best, but the crowd loved it, and I had a good send off. Though I haven’t been active for a while, I do still get the odd question from old trainees though, so I’m obviously well remembered. I also have the pleasure of seeing people that I’ve worked and trained with making big waves now, so that’s fantastic.

My other unusual hobby is cosplay. Over the last few years, I’ve made a number of different costumes, some from scratch and others by modifying pre-existing items. My most successful one by far was a fursuit of Renamon from an anime called Digimon Tamers. My sewing machine broke and I had to hand-stitch the entire thing, but it was so worth it! The sheer number of photos I was asked for at the convention I wore it to was phenomenal, and I still bring the costume out now for Halloween. It’s wonderful to see how happy the Trick or Treaters are when I answer the door in the thing. Outside that one, I’ve done a few other well received ones including a partial fursuit of Rouge the Bat from the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise and one of Celty from the anime, Durarara! Yes, I’m aware that the costumes listed are all female characters. In all honesty, they just seem to go down better. Oh, that and the female characters tend to have better outfits, at least in my eyes.

What’s the last thing you watched on TV/Netflix?

Hmm … I don’t actually have a Netflix account, and I don’t tend to watch too much regular TV these days. There have been exceptions over the years, such as Sons of Anarchy and Westworld, but very few shows appeal that much. Instead, I’ve been making use of my Crunchyroll account to watch a ton of anime and some Asian dramas. The last couple of things that I watched would have been Flying Witch (a relaxing anime about a witch in training) and GTO (a live-action comedy about a former gangster turned unorthodox high school teacher). Oh, and I’ve been checking out some of the content on the Halo Channel. I only got into the games recently, so there’s a lot of world-lore to catch up on!

A penguin walks through the door wearing a sombrero. What does he say and why is he here?

Like most penguins, he would say, “Narp, Narp!” As to the reason that he’s here, it’s because I’ve been trying to convince Pingu to visit for years, and my house just happens to be on the way back from his holidays. Or it is if he takes a major and unnecessary detour anyway. But hey, it’s worth it to discuss that ‘The Thing re-enacted by Pingu’ video.

Author Bio

Matt Doyle lives in the South East of England. His house is inhabited by a wide Displaying img_20161031_075127.jpgvariety of people and animals including (at time of typing) his partner, his three kids, a dog, a cat, a snake, two Syrian hamsters, a rabbit, a selection of teas and a handful of wild windows.

He has spent his life chasing dreams, a habit which has seen him gain varying degrees of success in a great number of fields. This has included spending ten years as a professional wrestler (both working shows under the ring name Tad, and working backstage booking and running several successful shows in his local area), completing a range of cosplay projects and scripting the webcomic ‘Tales of the Winterborn’. These days, he can be found working on far too many novels at once, blogging about anime, comics and games, and plotting and planning what other things he’ll be doing to take up what little free time he has.