The White Knight (Valiant Lineage Book 8)

The White Knight (Valiant Lineage Book 8)

Help comes in many forms…

This is not it!

Can Val outrun the colossal zombie horde?

The endless desert stretches out before them and they haven’t eaten in days, so when a mysterious rider offers to help they have no choice but to accept it.

A short carriage ride takes them to a secluded outpost, but when the druids spot Val and Dante, they flee.

Can they find the druids before the zombie horde catches up?

The White Knight is the eighth volume of Valiant Lineage, an action-packed dark fantasy series.

Vampires Rule, Humans Resist, Zombies Revolt!

Grab a copy before it grabs you.

Available now on Amazon.com

Otaku on Writing Podcast (Episode 19)

In the last episode of Otaku on Writing, we discussed ideas for stories based on Vampire Hunter D. This week we talked about what we wrote and also caught up on what we’re currently reading. Plus it was my turn to pick the next anime…

One line pitch! Everything should have catgirls…

Any other news? We released the latest Otaku Stories yesterday to coincide with Halloween because if you don’t have vampires, are you really doing it right? Grab your copy of Bloodline for just 99 cents.

And now for our regularly scheduled entertainment…

Castlevania – Season Two

What did you watch and why? Way back in July 2017, I watched the first season of Castlevania, an anime based on the platform computer game. It was excellent, however, it only had four episodes. Season two is only eight episodes, so in reality, it’s the last two-thirds of season one.

One line pitch! The only thing standing between Dracula and human annihilation is a grumpy drunk with a bad attitude…

What’s it really about? Dracula married a human who wished to learn about science and become a doctor. She softened his heart, gaining access to untold centuries of knowledge. The church in its infinite wisdom burnt her as a witch. Dracula was not happy and now wants to wipe humanity from the face of the Earth. Standing in his way is Trevor Belmont, last of the vampire hunters, Alucard, Dracula’s son, and Sypha, a speaker with access to powerful magic.

What hooked you? Continue reading “Castlevania – Season Two”

30 Day Anime Challenge – Day 1: What was your very first anime?

What was your very first anime? So, this is going to make me seem old, and maybe I am, but my very first anime was the 1988 masterpiece Akira. I don’t remember the exact year I saw it, but it was when Channel Four in the UK did a late night anime special on Friday nights.

Why did it interest you? Even before that point, I was primed to enjoy anime. I just didn’t know it. When all of my school friends were starting to get into Neighbours and Grange Hill I stuck with my cartoons, preferring to watch He-Man, Transformers, and just about anything as long as it was a cartoon.

They all thought they were so grown up, watching their absurd real-life dramas. Honestly, they bored the crap out of me. I was into science fiction and fantasy, and at that time cartoons was the best place to get it.

But then, everything changed. I remember wondering why Channel Four would show a cartoon at such a late time. Anyhow, Akira blew my mind. I want to say I was probably an early teen, maybe even twelve. There was violence, swearing, nudity, and an amazing story, not to mention the production values.

What happened next? By the end of the movie, I was a complete convert.  I found the only store in my town that stocked anime and bought everything I could afford. Soon after I subscribed to Manga Mania, a UK based magazine that had manga chapters from a number of different series. When I started reading, it was Akira and Dirty Pair.

Anything else you’d like to say? Ultimately, I need to thank Akira, Channel Four and Manga Mania for saving me from the monotonous garbage that is soap operas. So, thank you or should I say Arigatou gozaimasu.

Author Journey October 2018

Any big announcements? So, this month I have started a new and interesting challenge and it’s a long one. For the next year, my primary job will be raising our second child. I’m looking forward to our time together and am well aware of just how much more work is involved (and I’ve only been doing it for two weeks). Seriously, an office job is a breeze in comparison.

How’s the writing going? Continue reading “Author Journey October 2018”