Demonworld Seven Available for Pre-order!

The seventh installment in the epic ten-book Demonworld saga is finally available HERE. It’s the biggest, baddest yet. I’d like to talk in-depth about the story, because it’s a doozie, but I really don’t want to give anything away!

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In horror just I realized that it’s been four years since I released Demonworld Book Six. If there was any justice in this world, then I would have included a scene in which the real Kyle B. Stiff was captured by flesh demons and tortured for ten pages just to amuse the reader. Fortunately there is no justice in this world, so I can only release Book Seven and then twiddle my thumbs as my crime goes unpunished (again).

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I’m also going to put more effort into making Demonworld paperbacks. I was never enthusiastic about paperbacks because Amazon’s smallest size used to be 6” x 9”, but that size is more appropriate for “literature” rather than series genre books (no matter how highbrow). Every time I made a Demonworld paperback in 6” x 9”, I couldn’t help but think of “chick lit” books (How I Got Over a Shit Man), or nerdy science books (Is There Reddit Gold in Outer Space?) or inspirational cash cows (Ten Steps to a Longer Pee-Pee and Big Money Without a Lick of Work). Demonworld simply does not fit in with those books… in fact, any Demonworld book would get into a fight if placed near those books.

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Fortunately, Amazon now prints books in 5” x 8”, which is the size of the majority of sci-fi and fantasy books that I grew up reading. That’s the size of books that I held during my formative years, reading the Dune series, or The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, or the Lone Wolf gamebook series by Joe Dever – books that had a huge influence on my writing. Plus, at that size, they fit right into a manlet’s hands and they smell *incredible*, especially as they age.

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So the plan is to get Demonworld One through Seven available in 5” x 8” paperback in 2020. The first two VOIVOD books are already available in that size, and of course – they’re beautiful.

B. Stiff Is Back!

Wow, I really left you guys hanging, huh? Well, I’m back. Every once in a while, when you get too comfortable, a metaphorical semi blasts through your living room. You try to clean up after it as best you can, but then a bunch of monsters hop out the back. You try to sell them on the idea of attacking your neighbors and not your family (sorry) but their laser rifles are honed in on your loved ones and they know the layout of your house so you know they’ve been sent specifically for you so in the end (still just a metaphor) you lose everything you thought you had. In the aftermath, when you feel like a ghost drifting through a desolate landscape littered with the memories of the man you once were, you turn to old issues of the Punisher because you know that’s what you have to become if you want to survive. Survival demands you keep moving, and it doesn’t hand out rewards, only duties.

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My metaphor went off the shit-end of the stick, but what I’m trying to say is that I’m going to be writing a lot more for you guys in 2017. But 2016 wasn’t as much of a bust as it looked like! Even while struggling against horrors that no reasonable universe would ever ask anyone to face, I still wrote the third Heavy Metal Thunder book. It won’t be available until the wizards at Cubus Games finish the ritual that turns it into an app, but I’ve done my part. (I’m sure they also want to complete Frankenstein Wars first.) I also knocked out a couple of scripts for your enjoyment, if you’re interested: Phoenix and HUMAN.EXE.

I almost forgot, I also made part of an old-school RPG for you guys, too! You can read about it or even download it HERE.

See? 2016 wasn’t so bad, now, was it?

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As for 2017, not only do I want to finish Demonworld Book 7: The Demon War (finally!), but I also want to write a historical fiction novel. How crazy is that? I have a particular man and a particular era in mind, and I’ve been doing more research than ten professors melted down and squeezed together into one super-professor. I had a few intense dreams, too, where I would see things from that character’s perspective, and would even wake up crying! Pretty overwhelming stuff! So I think my muse is telling me that this person’s story needs to be told. Don’t worry – it’s going to be entertaining as hell!

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So let’s beat the hell out of 2017! We’ll slay one day after another, but we’ll let one day live so that it can run to 2018 and give a garbled, tearful, whiny warning.

“Beware! Beware the B. Stiff!!!”