“Wolf Man” Available Soon on Damnation Books!!!

Posted: November 21, 2013 by spoiler2010 in Uncategorized

This is John Reinhard Dizon, and here’s the blurb…Image

Wolf Man is an offbeat novel centered on the adventures of Steve Lurgan, a photojournalist covering the Bosnian War of the 90’s. Lurgan investigates a renegade unit of the Kosovo Liberation Army that is reported to be butchering prisoners in the Accursed Mountains along the Albanian border, selling their organs and body parts to a Chinese blackmarketing ring. Lurgan is rescued from the KLA during a raid by Serbian paratroopers led by the dreaded Captain Evilenko. The Captain forces Lurgan to return to the Accursed Mountains to continue his investigation in an area rumored to be inhabited by a supernatural creature. Lurgan encounters the beast but is possessed by its demonic spirit during the battle. He goes on to set a death trap for the KLA rebels, then manages to escape Kosovo to return to the USA.

Upon returning to New York, he befriends a beautiful Serbian model who is suffering from drug abuse. He falls in love with Jana Dragona and becomes her guardian angel in protecting her from drug dealers seeking to exploit her addiction. It is the massacre of a crack dealer and his crew that convinces Detective Darko Lucic that Lurgan is somehow connected to a string of attacks on NYC street gangs by a trained dog. Upon researching Lurgan, he learns of his history in Kosovo and suspects that Steve is hunting down an organ blackmarketing ring in the City. It is Lucic’s investigation that results in both Lurgan and Captain Evilenko learning of each other’s presence in New York.

Evilenko knows of the carnage unleashed by Lurgan in the Accursed Mountains, and is determined to coerce Steve into joining his network as an enforcer and assassin. He learns of Steve’s friendship with Jana and attempts to lure her into his infrastructure with promises of drugs, fame and fortune. Steve does his best to convince Jana of Evilenko’s true motivations, but to no avail. Lucic continues his investigation of Evilenko and begins building up evidence of a multimillion-dollar organ trading racket supplied by murder victims of the Captain’s gang. Evilenko learns of Lucic’s activity and nearly kills Darko in an assassination attempt.

With Lucic out of the way, Evilenko turns Jana into a virtual slave in his upstate mansion, bartering for her release in exchange for Steve’s cooperation. Lurgan is next confronted by Lucic, who has accumulated substantial evidence of Steve’s metamorphosis into a demonic fiend during the full moon cycle. Steve is fascinated by Darko’s findings and reluctantly volunteers to be videotaped in order to see the change with his own eyes. Steve is shocked by the video but agrees with Darko that it might provide the only way for them to rescue Jana.                                        

Steve and Darko invade Evilenko’s armed fortress and manage to rescue Jana, uncovering his horrific laboratory and storage depot where millions of dollars’ worth of body parts are being stored for purchase by Chinese Tong racketeers. Evilenko decides to retaliate by completing the sale of a chemical weapon he has developed. An Al Qaeda cell in NYC takes possession of the anthrax bomb, and Darko and Jana realize that only Steve’s alter ego can stop them in time.

This is a cross-genre action-adventure combining elements of horror with spellbinding suspense and modern-day international intrigue. Its fascinating characters, snappy dialogue and page-turning momentum will make this one a post-modernist classic. Wolf Man is a story that readers won’t soon forget.

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Posted: November 21, 2012 by damnationbooks in Uncategorized
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Zombies on Skis!

Posted: November 17, 2012 by Karina Fabian in Uncategorized
Many thanks to Frr Malory for making this cool cover.

Are you ready for zombies on skis?  “Shambling in a Winter Wonderland” goes live November 19.  Neeta and Ted go on a ski trip and to help advertise a ski/snowboard contest that raises money for Operation Homefront.  But when contestants from last year’s contest who died in an avalanche come back to finish the runs themselves, Neeta and Ted will be shredding with the Undead!

I’ve had a really slow start with this one, but once again, the answer came from the old adage, “Chase your characters up a tree.  Put vicious dogs at the base.  Throw rocks.”  There are going to be tons of laughs and some comical zombie moments, but also some heavy stuff for Neeta and Ted.  It’s also turning out WAY bigger than expected–definitely a novella when all done.

Operation Homefront helps wounded warriors and their families with emergency funding.  Donating through “Shambling in a Winter Wonderland” is a great way to thank a vet and have a little undead fun besides.  So let your friends know and mark your calendars to visit http:/skizombies.karinafabian.com or contact me to get on the mailing list to get informed when the next episode is up.

In the meantime, here’s a teaser:

“Zombies? On skis?” Ted’s squeal came loud and clear over her helmet as they followed the sheriff on snowmobiles up to the accident
scene.  “If it weren’t so dangerous, it’d be core awesome!”
“Apparently, there was some kind of shrine set up with their skis and snowboards—except for Spars’.  The manager said someone stole his, so they replaced it with some from
the lost and found—that doesn’t matter!  The point is, they were already fearless and skilled.  Now they’re mindless, fearless and skilled—and the only thing they have connection to here is the ski contest I’m
supposed to pose at.    Are you sure you want to marry me?  I’m cursed.”  Neeta spoke through chattering teeth—even with all the layers she could pile on under her Hasmat suit and her ski mask making her helmet uncomfortable, the cold air cut through her.  Ahead of her Sheriff Buttons swerved to avoid a root that arched out of the snow and she followed.  She heard a thump, and guessed that Ted chose to jump the branch instead.
“Nah.  You’re interesting—and that’s what I love about you.  Come on.  If it weren’t for your so-called curse, we wouldn’t be snowmobiling in restricted territory right now.  How fuse is that?  Just go with it.  ‘Embrace the suck,’ as Gordon used to say.”
Their friend Gordon had been a Marine before being discharged for being too enthusiastic about his job.  “I’m not a Marine.”
“Your mom was.  Doesn’t any of that rub off?”
“She took shrapnel to the arm and was discharged before I was born.”
“You need to get into the spirit of this.  Sing with me: Oh, the zombies outside are frightful/but the napalm’s so delightful—
“You’re insane!  I’m marrying a crazy man.”  But she couldn’t keep the smile out of her voice.  He did make the job fun.
As long as you love me so…

Win a Free Metal BookMark!

Posted: November 1, 2012 by damnationbooks in Uncategorized
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Win a Free BookMark!

Easy as Pumpkin Pie. Email Kim at DamationBooks dot com.

Put the words ‘Metal BookMark in the Subject Line.

Indicate Eternal Press or Damnation Books and include your snail mail address.

The Sonoma County Book Festival

Posted: October 5, 2012 by damnationbooks in Book Faires
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Here’s a look at our booth during the recent Sonoma County Book Festival. Snoopy came to visit us and so did DB author, Brett McKay.ImageImage

cover art by George Silliman

Zombie problem? Call Neeta Lyffe, Zombie Exterminator–but not this weekend.

 On vacation at an exterminator’s convention, she’s looking to relax, have fun, and enjoy a little romance. Too bad the zombies have a different idea. When they rise from their watery graves to take over the City by the Bay, it looks like it’ll be a working vacation after all.

Enjoy the thrill of re-kill with Neeta Lyffe, Zombie Exterminator.

30-Sep http://pennylockwoodehrenkranz.blogspot.com/ interview
1-Oct http://apiusman.blogspot.com guest post
2-Oct http://apiusman.blogspot.com interview
3-Oct http://apiusman.blogspot.com review
4-Oct http://tributebooksreviews.blogspot.com Info
5-Oct http://www.kees2create.com.au/the-other-side/ Info
6-Oct http://virginiajennings.webs.com/apps/blog/ interview
7-Oct http://thebookconnectionccm.blogspot.com guest post from neeta
8-Oct http://cookinwithmisshavana.blogspot.com/ guest post on how the story came to be & review
8-Oct http://www.writersfunzone.com/blog/ Writer’s Fun Zone  ILMBISF
8-Oct tracysmorris.com guest post–writing plot or finding time to write
9-Oct http://virginiajennings.webs.com/apps/blog/ guest post–future tech
10-Oct http://lincolncrisler.info  guest post
11-Oct http://fabianspace.blogspot.com guest post from george or kim
11-Oct http://www.snoringscholar.com Twitterview
11-Oct http://www.freethewriterinside.com interview
12-Oct http://www.kees2create.com.au/the-other-side/ Interview
13-Oct www.rebeccaminto.blogspot.com Interview
14-Oct http://www.garywolson.com/blog/ keeping zombies fresh
15-Oct http://fabianspace.blogspot.com Fun Facts About NLZE2
15-Oct http://tmarquitz.com exclusive excerpt
16-Oct http://www.snoringscholar.com Review
17-Oct www.dennisauthor.com  info
18-Oct http://www.snoringscholar.com Guest Post–A catholic writes non-Catholic work
19-Oct http://www.kees2create.com.au/the-other-side/ Guest Post-Writing Tips
20-Oct http://michaelrwilsonfiction.wordpress.com/ Review
21-Oct http://michaelrwilsonfiction.wordpress.com/ Interview
22-Oct http://publottery.blogspot.com interview
22-Oct http://fabianspace.blogspot.com Zombie Make-Up tutorial
22-Oct thedeadwarseries.com Info-Neeta Lyffe
23-Oct http://potsnpens.blogspot.com/ recipe
24-Oct http://roxannebland.com guest post
25-Oct http://www.snoringscholar.com Review
25-Oct http://www.freethewriterinside.com guest post on zombies
25-Oct http://susannedrazic.blogspot.com/ Neeta Interview
26-Oct http://www.kees2create.com.au/the-other-side/ Gust Post-Marketing Tips
26-Oct http://karencioffiwritingandmarketing.com Building Neeta’s World
27-Oct http://www.provozombiechase.com/ LIVE signing in Provo
27-Oct http://josephbspencer.com/blog interview
28-Oct http://www.suhalfwerk.blogspot.com/  Info,
29-Oct http://fabianspace.blogspot.com Shambling in a Winter Wonderland
29-Oct thedeadwarseries.com Info, ILMBiSF
30-Oct http://beccabutcher.wordpress.com interview
31-Oct http://www.writersfunzone.com/blog/ review
1-Nov http://fabianspace.blogspot.com/p/are-you-next-zombie-idol.html  Zombie Idol Contest Ends
2-Nov http://www.kees2create.com.au/the-other-side/ Review & Giveaway

This is my first post with “WordPress” and should serve as something like my formal introduction to the “Damnation” community. I’ve had short stories published here and there, but this is my first novel, so I am naturally excited. The attached image is the cover artwork for the novel, a bang-up job by Ms.  Dominque. I intend to do the full media blitz, and have already obtained the artist’s permission to use the cover image in several banner ads at literary websites.

For those who are curious about the novel’s content, I don’t want to give too much away, but suffice it to say that the story is a hybrid of a detective procedural and a supernatural thriller, a Rust Belt Gothic tale that concerns a man who left for war as a soldier, and returned a monster.

I am terribly critical of my own writing. Even after it has been approved by the submissions editor, and checked closely by a content editor, and finally scanned by a line editor, I still see all the tiny flaws that I could have made better. It is all bullshit of course, just my mind torturing me. Below is the proof that it is all in my mind.

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This excerpt is from my second book, Crossing Mother’s Grave. Popalia, our heroine, has charged forward into a cave expecting to find Katia alive after being waylaid by an orcish war-band. Seth and Raenyl doubt there are survivors but weilding the illusion of hope, Popalia convinces the brothers to push forward just a little further. Raenyl has begrudgingly moved deeper into the cave to scout ahead. This is what he finds.

Deep in the shadows, feeling forward along the wall, Raenyl was careful nothing fell over. Sliding his feet softly so nothing knocked across the walkway, he moved slow, fearful a tiny pebble could echo down the long hall and call unwanted attention to his presence. He looked backward again, relieved he’d left the torch so far behind. The light now served as a candle along a windowsill showing the way home on a dark night.

Slowly easing another ten paces, he gained a little better orientation. The red wall was light reflecting from within a larger cavern. Only a few more steps, and the wall he crept along fell away and down into a bigger, fire-lit cavern. The pathway he followed continued beyond the exposed trail where another black-mouthed tunnel waited, swallowing deeper into the sunless unknown.

Approaching the fall-away wall, Raenyl duck-walked the last few paces until he could see down into the cavernous room. Peeking with one eye around the wall, he saw the room easily could fit 100 orcs. Below, the cavern glowed alit by three widely spaced fire pits made up mostly of glowing coals.

Many orcs were gathered but not close to a hundred. Counting quickly, he saw eight ugly females, each with four swollen breasts; Raenyl observed some must be nursing mothers. Eleven little orc-offspring scurried in the low light, not including the rare orc baby tied in furry carriers that rested on a hip within breast range. Raenyl counted six males within the room—two of them being the big warrior types. Upon seeing the little orcs and the nursing offspring, hair stood upon the back of Raenyl’s neck. This was no raiding camp—this was the raider’s entire tribe.

A female with a crying baby on her hip tossed a log onto a fire. By the fire’s light, he could see through the murky smoke trapped in the high ceilings of the big room. Smoke used the tunnels as an exit out. Raenyl looked down below at the nearest pit. Aside a pile of wood at the nearest fire laid a naked and bloodied body of what his mind defined as once being a young woman. It looked as if her chest had exploded outward, and one breast was a mangled mess.

Raenyl felt his heart leap. He’d first thought it was Katia, but then one of the larger orcs lifted her over his shoulder. Long, dark hair fell from the lolled head. One of the female orcs brought over a long, iron bar. The woman hung like deadweight, and the stronger orc strained to support her battered body as the female orc tied the woman’s hands to the top end of the iron bar. Once done, horrified Raenyl watch as the dead woman’s feet were tied to the bar. Another male, one of the smaller males, was setting two forked poles into holes on opposite ends of the fire pit.

Raenyl’s mind began to flitter as he understood what was happening. The smell of cooked meat all made sense, and he felt instantly sick. Looking further toward the back fires across the room, other bodies roasted over their own personal fires.

There was only one thought in Raenyl’s mind. They had better be far away before this tribe added them to tonight’s meal.

PANDORA Blog Tour

Posted: September 14, 2012 by Joanna Parypinski in New Releases

Please join me as I host a blog tour to promote PANDORA September 23-30. There will be exclusive content, background information on the mythology of the book, interviews, and even a chance to win the Pandora Prize Pack including a signed paperback copy of PANDORA! If you can, please help me spread the word by tweeting, facebooking, blogging, etc., or direct your friends to joannaparypinski.com. Thank you, and congratulations to everyone who was published this month!

Official Trailer:

Karina Fabian
karina(at)fabianspace.com

Kim Richards, Publisher, Damnation Books
kim(AT)damnationbooks.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Damnation Books Seeks “Zombie Idol”
San Jose, CA—It’s not “American Idol,” but it’s all in good fun, and with zombies making a comeback, it’s a chance for zombie fans with a fair singing voice to strut—or shamble—their stuff. Damnation Books is looking for someone to sing the theme song for the video trailer for I Left My Brains in San Francisco by Karina Fabian.
I Left My Brains in San Francisco is the second novel in the Neeta Lyffe, Zombie Exterminator series. Neeta Lyffe is an exterminator with an unusual specialization—destroying zombies, the latest and most dangerous of the world’s household pests. The first book in the series, Neeta Lyffe, Zombie Exterminator, won the 2011 Global eBooks award for horror and was an eFestival of Words runner-up. In the second book, Neeta takes on a hoard of zombiefied environmental terrorists targeting the Bay Area.
Fabian, who writes comedic horror, wrote the theme song using music by Kevin MacLeod on http://incompetech.com. The details of the contest, plus the music, lyrics, and a demo of Karina Fabian singing the song can be found at http://fabianspace.blogspot.com/p/are-you-next-zombie-idol.html. Contestants need to create their best interpretation of the song and post it in the comments section on YouTube, or post a link in the comments section of the blog.
Entries will be judged on singing quality, and the winner must produce an .mp3 or .wav file in order to receive the grand prize, including both books, a Napalm Sticks to Zombies t-shirt and a $25 gift certificate. One in ten entries will also receive a copy of I Left My Brains in San Francisco, and especially creative video entries may receive prizes as well.
The contest runs until November 1st, with the winners posted by November 15.
Learn more about the books at http://zombiedeathextreme.com.

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