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So, the epic vampire collaboration co-written by six awesome authors from the ranks of JEA will be crawling up out of its dark coffin very shortly (currently in final edits and then beta reading) and it is going to be spectacular. I’m very excited about this undead monster finally arriving, it has been one hell of a fun, and also challenging project to be part of and I’m proud to be involved in it alongside writers who I have the greatest of respect and admiration for.

I have a penchant for writing about strong, often dangerous or mysterious female characters-look no further than the likes of Desiree, Melissa and Blaise from Plebs for evidence of that-and I currently have a host of these in works I have in progress featuring such fierce femme fatales (Scarlett and Roxana to name a couple in my undead death/black metal headbanging horrorfest and Angelique and Cleo in my other full length twisted carnival two part nightmare excursion, both books which are well over 100k at the moment, and I have every intention of keeping that tradition going. A lot of horror has the women secondary characters, helpless or hapless damsels in distress needing to be rescued, but that isn’t the case in my works. Anyone who has read Plebs will be only too aware of that fact. With that in mind, will I persist with that in Feral Hearts?

Also in the works is a collection of short stories with the working title With Tooth And Claw. This is comprised of seven pieces, some of them rather long, probably something that could be released as novellas, but I’m keeping them all together in one book. This beast is in with the publishers at the moment, waiting to go into edits and then the ball will start rolling on having that come out too. A couple of these stories are actually pieces that were written quite a long time ago and essentially sat around on hiatus, so reading this collection you will be able to garner an insight or two into some of the earlier horror scribblings of yours truly. I won’t say which are which, up to you to see if you can decipher that when you check it out.

Speaking of older stories I’ve managed to find a home for another older story, written back when I was on a short story binge, punching out a plethora of different ideas and concepts, and that of course is Sinister Cavan which appears in the heavy metal horror anthology Axes of Evil, available now. This composition was written pretty quickly while the idea ran around my brain and as I’ve mentioned in interviews, it may not be precisely the style of writing I predominantly do now, but its conglomeration of heavy metal and tinges of horror makes it suited to something like Axes.

Anyway, while you’re waiting for the fearsome Feral Hearts to rise from the sarcophagus and bare its fangs, be sure to check out the current available works from all the excellent authors who are involved in the project.

http://www.amazon.com/Jim-Goforth/e/B00HXO3FRG/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1

http://www.amazon.com/Edward-P.-Cardillo/e/B00BOB0F7M/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_4?qid=1397997271&sr=8-4

http://www.amazon.com/Mark-Woods/e/B00F5ZCMAG/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1397997345&sr=1-2-ent

http://www.amazon.com/catt-dahman/e/B007N5843K/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1

http://www.amazon.com/Ms-Amanda-M-Lyons/e/B00C8H0V2A

http://www.amazon.com/Michael-Fisher/e/B00JARA3CE/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_8

 

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Reblogged from Bookish Banter. An interview with yours truly.

<3..........Laura Crean...........<3

Saturday 12th April 2014

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Bookish Banter is proud to present today’s Featured Author…

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Jim Goforth

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Welcome to the Bookish Banter Jim.  Please tell us from where you hail?  Let me guess Transylvania … just kidding…I hope gulp!

Not quite Transylvania, no, haha. I actually currently reside in a small country town in

Australia called Holbrook, although I originally hailed from Sydney.

How long have you been scaring people to death with your writing?

Almost as long as I have been able to read. I started writing a variety of stories from an early age, creating all kinds of fanciful monsters and things along those lines. I was always the kid in class with the freaky stories for the teacher to read out to the rest of the children and make sure they didn’t sleep well that night. I didn’t begin to seek to be published until the late nineties when…

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Bizarro Horror Fiction Author MP Johnson | Freak Tension Zine

Heavy metal and horror go together like blood and guts. Unfortunately, it’s a combination that doesn’t come to life in fiction nearly often enough. The new book Axes of Evil, out now from Diabolus In Musica/Chupa Cabra House, is here to remedy that problem.

Axes Of Evil

The book features my new story, “Ex-Punk,” which takes a tangent away from metal and into the world of punk rock basement shows. An old been-there-done-that punk gets a taste of something new, and she never wants to let it go. I’m psyched that my story appears alongside so many new pieces by great authors like Lucy Taylor, who wrote one of my favorite collections of extreme horror short stories, Unnatural Acts.

Here’s the full table of contents:

1. Introduction by Alex S. Johnson
2. Mourningstar by Del James
3. All the Rage by Lindsey Beth Goddard
4. The Plaster Casters Rise Again by Persiphone Hellecat

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