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- Mikhail Bulgakov

Hi, I'm horror and science fiction author Steve Kozeniewski (pronounced: "causin' ooze key.") Welcome to my blog! You can also find me on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, and Amazon. You can e-mail me here, join my mailing list here, or request an e-autograph here. Free on this site you can listen to me recite one of my own short works, "The Thing Under the Bed."

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Free Release - "Exquisite Corpse"

Exquisite Corpse

Hey, everybody!  If you're looking for something free (and who isn't) make sure to sign up for "Exquisite Corpse" coming at you from Serial Box.  The release is this Friday.  Follow along as some of the best horror writers working today (and me, for some reason) craft a story one chapter at a time.

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Authors:  Cassandra Khaw, Paul Cornell, Brian Keene, The Sisters of Slaughter, Paul Tremblay, Richard Chizmar, Christopher Golden, Stephen Kozeniewski, Nick Mamatas, Alyssa Wong

Follow along as these masters of horror delve into the darkest corners of their imaginations and either set their fellow players up for success, or back them into narrative traps and laugh maniacally as they try to escape. How does it work? It begins with a prompt from horror experts Dread Central. Each author picks up the story where the previous writer left it, adding their own nightmarish short installment and passing it on to the next (un)lucky participant to create a twisty, turny, occasionally peculiar, always terrifying ride. Ten installments will be released hourly for free on October 19th in text (less than 5 mins to read) and atmospheric 3D audio (between 5 and 10 mins to listen).

Monday, October 15, 2018

EVERY KINGDOM DIVIDED Limited Edition...Going Fast!

Hey everybody!  I am absolutely floored and crying just a little bit to learn that after being available for just a few hours, the Limited Edition of EVERY KINGDOM DIVIDED from the redoubtable Thunderstorm Books has fewer than 5 copies remaining.  If you see this blogpost and you hurry, you might still be able to grab a copy. Thanks, everyone!

2035 A.D.  After the 2nd American Revolution.

Jack Pasternak, a laid-back California doctor, receives a garbled distress call from his fiancée in Maryland before her transmissions stop altogether. Unfortunately for Jack, citizens of the Blue States are no longer allowed to cross Red America.  He is faced with an impossible choice: ignore his lover’s peril or risk his own life and sanity by venturing into the dark heart of the Red States. 

When the armies of the Mexican reconquista come marching into Los Angeles, his hand is forced.  Joined by a wisecracking barista with a shocking secret, Jack heads east in an old-fashioned petroleum-fueled automobile.

The journey is a minefield of dangers, as they face partisan warbands, feral Wal-Mart dwellers, and missionaries from the Mormon State of Deseret.  But all that is merely a prelude to the final showdown between the politicized armies of the former United States, who are poised to clash mere miles from Jack's missing fiancée...

Friday, October 12, 2018

Silverwood: The Door Giveaway!

Have you ever wanted to listen to "Silverwood: The Door" but been afraid you couldn't afford it?  Well, don't worry, you still have a chance, but you need to enter today!

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Cover Reveal: STAYING ON TOP by Elizabeth Corrigan

Hey everybody!  If you've followed my blog very long at all you know I do lots of conventions.  Elizabeth Corrigan is one of my convention partners, and a hell of an author.  (Oh, not to mention she got me published my first tiem around - making her my oldest friend in the industry.)  She's got a new novel coming out next month, the sequel to CATCHING A MAN, which, if you haven't read, you're missing out.  But enough from me, let's check out the new book and learn a little bit about it.


Valeriel Investigations Book 2

Publication date: November 6th 2018
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Mystery

Kadin Stone should be over the moon—or at least one of the two moons that grace the sky of Valeriel City. She has a great job working as an aide for one of the best homicide detectives in the city, and her boyfriend is on the verge of proposing. Getting married means she’ll have to give up her day job, but wedding bells have been her life goal for as long as she can remember. But she’s not happy, and she can’t quite figure out why.

Until Duke Baurus DeValeriel walks back into her life.

Kadin cleared Baurus of a murder charge six months ago, and she thought that was the last she’d see of him. After all, they move in completely different circles. But Baurus has need of a homicide detective after a rising film star dies at one of his parties. He’s convinced Kadin is the only one who can solve the case. Kadin’s only too happy to lend her expertise, but as the case progresses, she gets the feeling that Baurus wants more from her, and she’s not sure what she has to offer.

As the case leads Kadin from one tawdry secret to another—secrets only she seems capable of uncovering—she questions whether marriage is what she wants out of life. But it’s not always easy to decide whether to follow your dreams or follow your heart.

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About Elizabeth Corrigan:

Elizabeth Corrigan has degrees in English and psychology and has spent several years working as a data analyst in various branches of the healthcare industry. When she's not hard at work on her next novel, Elizabeth enjoys singing, reading teen vampire novels, and making Sims of her characters. She drinks more Diet Coke than is probably optimal for the human body and is pathologically afraid of bees. She lives in Maryland with two cats and a purple Smart Car.

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Release Day Announcement: Silverwood: The Door

I've been talking about it all year, and the day is finally here.  Do you dare to open...The Door?

Deep within the forest of Silverwood, California, a crack between dimensions has appeared. A dark force that lurks among the trees is growing stronger, determined to return home if it can only gather the strength to open the door—bad news for a Cub Scout troop and the employees of Hirsch Capital on a company retreat nearby. As their darkest fears and impulses power the mysterious force, their bonding exercises take a deadly turn. Will anyone be able to keep their minds long enough to close the door before our world is torn apart?

Monday, October 1, 2018

The Most Horrific Wedding You'll Ever Attend (Redirect)

Hey All!

As a Very Important Writer I only have so much time in the day, and I already wrote a blogpost today, so go check it out over at my group blog, Across the Board!

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