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Sunday, January 15, 2017

FIGHTS: The Weird West with Dominic Stabile

A STRONG VOICE IN THE WEIRD WEST GENRE SITS DOWN WITH ZBFBOOKS.COM
ZBFbooks.com - What part of the world are you writing out of?

Dominic Stabile - I’m currently living in a small Maine town called Penobscot. I’m from South Carolina, so most of my fiction takes place in the South East.

ZBF - What got you into the weird west genre?

DS - Joe Lansdale’s Jebediah Mercer stories. I had been writing for about a year when I read “Dead Man’s Road” in a Lansdale issue of Weird Tales. I had never read anything like it. Most of the Horror I had read up to that point would build suspense, reveal the horror, and then end with the character either dying or going mad. I was expecting the same from Dead Man’s Road. But what blew me away was that after the horror was revealed, and the hero, Jebediah, narrowly escaped death, the story kept going. He went after the creature, and the story ended in a climactic battle. It was a refreshing break from the norm, but it also crippled my own writing for years, because nothing I did could stand up to it.

ZBF - Do you have any favorite weird west stories?

DS - Well, “Dead Man’s Road,” for sure, as well as the rest of Lansdale’s Mercer stories. A novella of Lansdale’s called “On the far Side of the Cadillac Desert with Dead Folks.” The films Seraphim FallsBone Tomahawk, Blood Moon, and others I’m sure I missed.

ZBF - Tell us about your title.

DS - The synopsis for Full Moon in the West goes: Juan “Tezcat” Medina is about to take the law into his own hands. Having lost his wife and daughter to a gang of outlaws, he strikes a deal with a local witch. She can resurrect his family. All he has to do is kill the six outlaws before dawn and bring their souls back to her. But there's something different about this gang of outlaws, something Tezcat isn't aware of until it's too late, and he's forced into a showdown with evil.

I originally wrote this for an anthology, but never submitted it. The story grew and took a path that didn’t fit with the anthology’s guidelines. By the time I was done, I had a story that was too long to submit to magazines and too short to submit to book publishers. I came across Grinning Skull Press’s Grave Marker Series, which focuses on publishing ebooks of stories in this range. They accepted it, slapped an amazing cover by Jeffrey Kosh on it, and that’s that.

ZBF -  Man, that sounds like an excellent story.  Where can people get your title?

DS - Full Moon in the West can be purchased for Kindle HERE.

ZBF - How can readers keep in touch with your progress?

DS - I write movie/book reviews at dominicstabile.com. I’m also active on facebook, Instagram , and twitter I’ll be giving updates on my progress through the third book in my Scifi/Noir series from Mirror Matter Press (Stone Work is available on Amazon, Stone Wall and Stone Factory pending), as well as my progress on my Horror/Magical Realism novel, The Youth Room.

7.       Do you have a favorite alcoholic drink?

Oh yes. Maker’s, neat.
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BOWIE V. IBARRA is the author of the Weird West title 'The Cruel Fate of Dr. Brewster McGill', available in paperback and Kindle format. Network with Bowie at his official website, ZBFbooks.com.

FIGHTS: Alana Melos slings her brand of erotic Weird West


DELILAH DEVILSHOT IS DANGEROUS AND DELIGHTFUL
BY Bowie Ibarra

The Devil and Delilah
ZBFbooks.com - So Alana, where do you write your erotic weird westerns?

Alana Melos - South Dakota. Not the middle of nowhere, but next to it.
ZBF - How did you get into the Weird West?

AM - Deadlands the game, but I've always sort of like the weird aspect of many genres. It was sort of eye opening to see the old west portrayed in such a cool way!
ZBF - Any favorite weird west storties?

AM - Right now, my favorite is probably Cthulhu Armageddon. Although it's not "technically" weird west, it's a dystopian horror, but it's got that weird west feel to it with the lone gunman hunting down his prey.
ZBF - Tell us about your Weird West title.

AM - My particular series for the Weird West is Delilah Devilshot, which is Weird West erotica. Her family is gunned down and she makes a pact with a devil for revenge. Although it's got a lot of steamy sections in it (it IS erotica!), it's really heavy on plot, action, and characterization as well. I can't write a story, even a sexy one, without heavy plot!
ZBF - I can dig it! Where can folks find your works?

AM - All of my works are available on Amazon HERE, though for this month I am doing a giveaway of The Devil and Delilah at Instafreebie HERE. ZBF - How can folks keep up with your work?

AM - Sign up for my mailing list! (see above giveaway at Instafreebie) I'm also pretty active on Facebook and Twitter

ZBF - And if we're ever in a bar talking erotic fiction, what are we drinking?

AM - White Russians. The dude abides.

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BOWIE V. IBARRA is the author of the Weird West title 'The Cruel Fate of Dr. Brewster McGill', available in paperback and Kindle format. Network with Bowie at his official website, ZBFbooks.com.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

FIGHTS: ZBFbooks Interviews #WeirdWestern Author David J. West

DAVID J. WEST BRINGS SOME GREAT TITLES TO THE WEIRD WEST WORLD
by Bowie V. Ibarra

ZBFbooks.com - What part of the world are you writing out of?
David J. West - I was born in Utah, grew up in Montana, moved to Utah got married, back to Montana, got divorced, got remarried and moved to LA and then as luck would have it we are back in Utah. So I'm pretty familiar with the American west as I have traveled all over it. I enjoy traveling and seeing the sights wherever I'm at.
ZBF- What got you into the weird west genre?
DJW - I've always been into history and mythology and the old west is part of both those worlds. Writing the weird western is just the natural progression for me of blending two things I am fascinated with. Maybe fascinated isn't strong enough. Two things I absolutely love.

ZBF - Do you have any favorite weird west stories?
DJW - I'm a HUGE fan of Robert E. Howard and really dig his weird west horror stories Valley of the Lost and The Horror from the Mound and even those that are fantasy that are on the edge of frontier weird west stories like the Conan's tales of Red Nails and Beyond the Black River. I really liked Louis L'amour's Haunted Mesa and for more current authors I dig Joel Jenkins Lone Crow stories, R.S. Belchers Six-Gun Tarot, there are a lot more too numerous to list.

ZBF - Tell us about your title.
DJW - Scavengers is about what people will become when they are driven to the edge. I place a lotta bad dudes in an inhospitable desert wasteland (that I am intimately familiar with from numerous wild camping trips) and get to play around. It is based on some real dangerous people = Porter Rockwell and some real yet rumored lost gold stories in the area. I love using that local stuff as a background.
ZBF - Where can people get your title?
DJW - For right now, Scavengers and others like Cold Slither are only on Amazon HERE, but I will be making them available in more venues by summertime. That includes audiobooks.
ZBF - How can readers keep in touch with your progress?
DJW - There is my newsletter - https://t.co/Q2cP5JefXt Twitter - https://twitter.com/David_JWest My blog/website - http://www.kingdavidjwest.com/ and I shouldn't be too hard to find on facebook either.
ZBF - Do you have a favorite alcoholic drink?
DJW - Hahahaha! No, I am in Utah. I'm a sucker for anything with vanilla in it though.
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BOWIE V. IBARRA is the author of the Weird West title 'The Cruel Fate of Dr. Brewster McGill', available in paperback and Kindle format. Network with Bowie at his official website, ZBFbooks.com.





Thursday, January 12, 2017

FIGHTS: The Weird Westerner: THE WEIRD WEST GENRE: Soul of the Weird Western

Pretty sweet article about the Weird West genre. Check it out.

The Weird Westerner: THE WEIRD WEST GENRE: Soul of the Weird Western:    I love the Weird Western for the same way I enjoy a good ol' fashioned 'regular' western. They pit man against the...

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Halloween III Season Of The Witch (1982) Review

Steve-O's Slasher Sinema tackles the most-maligned Halloween franchise entry, 'Halloween 3-Season of the Witch'



Check it out, and follow SSS on YouTube HERE.
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BOWIE V. IBARRA is the author of the 'Down the Road' south Texas zombie horror trilogy. Bowie writes Tex-Mexploitation tales with titles that feature zombies, combat sports, horror, lucha libre, the supernatural, and superheroes. Network with Bowie at ZBFbooks.com.  Pick up a copy of his supernatural horror tale 'Alamo Rising, today in paperback or kindle HERE.







BLOOD: ZBFbooks.com Editorial - 'The Walking Dead' Head Bashing

Apparently, some folks are pissing their pants over how 'graphic' and 'violent' that 'The Walking Dead' premiere was.
Since some folks, for whatever reason, didn't get the memo, cc, bcc, what have you, or, perhaps, missed seasons past where an old man got his head lopped off, or several zombie children were shot in the face, etc, etc, let me forward the message: It's a zombie horror-themed show. Graphic violence is part and parcel of zombie horror. Though a good story and fine characterization are fundamental to the overall enjoyment of a zombie horror piece, to be sure, I also tune in, specifically, looking for stuff that is both 'graphic' and 'violent'.
Personally, I enjoyed the episode. Since I was also one of those people who didn't open their Christmas gift early, it really hit me hard, and I enjoyed it. Like the land of the living, the land of the dead can be cruel and unforgiving.
Ironically enough, in my youth, my zombie smashing weapon of choice was a Louisville Slugger. And, incidentally, I've since changed that to flanged mace. I guess I have a special place in my curs├ęd heart for blunt weapons. Go figure.
At any rate, here's a version that might be better for those folks who were expecting something a little less cruel in a world consumed by flesh-eating zombies.



BOWIE V. IBARRA is the author of the 'Down the Road' south Texas zombie horror trilogy. Bowie writes Tex-Mexploitation tales with titles that feature zombies, combat sports, horror, lucha libre, the supernatural, and superheroes. Network with Bowie at ZBFbooks.com.  Pick up a copy of 'Down the Road' today in paperback or kindle HERE.


BLOOD: Lindsey Beth Goddard releases "Ashes of Another Life"

GODDARD CREATES TENSE ATMOSPHER IN POLYGAMY-THEMED THRILLER


ZBFbooks.com had a chance to reach out to Lindsey Beth Goddard to talk about her new release, the polygamy thriller 'Ashes of Another Life', available in paperback or Kindle.

Here's the synopsis, followed by the interview:

When Tara Jane Brewer leaves her polygamous community behind after her family dies in a tragic house fire, she is plagued by ghastly images of death. Hunted by a member of the church who plans to bring her home to Sweet Springs at any cost, Tara Jane must fight to keep her freedom. But everywhere she goes, she sees the charred faces of her burned family, watching her, following her, all thirty-four of them, waiting for her to come home and resume her place in the family.

ZBFbooks.com - How excited are you about your new title?

Lindsey Beth Goddard - Super excited! Ashes of Another Life is my first novella. Prior to this book, only my short stories and poetry had been published. Next up will be a novel, of course.

ZBF - Tell us a little about the story?

LBG - It’s a fictional story based on a real life cult. I’ve been told it’s both disturbing and touching at the same time.

ZBF - What’s it about?

LBG - Ashes of Another Life is the story of Tara Jane Brewer, a fourteen year old girl who escapes a dangerous cult when her family dies in a fire. Now, the prophet of her church wants her back - at any cost, and the ghosts of her dead family refuse to rest in peace.

ZBF - What made you decide to write a story with this theme?

LBG - In late 2013 and early 2014, I read a lot of non-fiction books on the topic. The seed was planted in my mind, and from there, the story grew.

ZBF - How would you describe your writing style?

LBG - Character-driven, suspenseful horror.

ZBF - What are some stories you hope to write in the future?

LBG - At some point, I’d like to write an entire book from the perspective of the monster/ villain. It’s nothing new. It’s been done a million times before, but I’m not sure how often it’s been done exceedingly well without falling into the same old cliches. Therein lies the challenge.

ZBF - Where can folks keep up with your works?

LBG - Official Website:

www.LindseyBethGoddard.com

Social Media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorLindseyGoddard

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LindseyBethGodd

Google+: https://plus.google.com/+LindseyGoddard/posts

Tumblr: http://lindseygoddard.tumblr.com

Blog: www.DirtyLittleHorror.com

ZBF - And most importantly, what’s your favorite adult beverage?

LBG - Hm. I’ll go with a Long Island Iced Tea. Thanks so much for the interview, Bowie.


Pick up Lindsey's title in paperback HERE and Kindle HERE.