Sunday, October 30, 2016

Photos Related to Hell Gate -- St. Mere Eglise and Falaise

This weeks photos are of St. Mere Eglise, from the first scene in Hell Gate, and Falaise where [SPOILER ALERT] the group is attacked by giant wasps.

This is an aerial view of the St. Mere Eglise town square where Jason is attacked by a horde of Nachzehrer and soul vampires. The parking lot is to the right and the church where he makes his stand against the Hell Spawn is in the center left. In the upper left corner is the Airborne Museum commemorating the Normandy invasion.

"In the far corner of the parking lot sat St. Mere Eglise church, the one made famous when an American paratrooper got stuck on the belfry during the D-Day landings."

Falaise Castle, the castle owned by William the Conqueror, where the group holds up on the second night.

The main hall inside Falaise Castle where the group dined.

The town square of Falaise as seen from the hill where Falaise Castle is located. The church in the background is where the giant wasps made their nest.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

November, December Book Signings

On November 6, from 9AM to 2PM, I will be signing books at the Rabbit Hole Bookstore on Montrose Avenue in Clermont, Florida. This is a very family-friendly event, so come by and bring the kids.

Two weeks later, on Sunday, 20 November, from 10AM to 5PM, I will also be attending Clermont Comic Con at the Clermont Performing Arts Center. This is a small but popular event that is loads of fun, and the fans have plenty of chances to interact and chat with the guests.

Finally, on 2-4 December I'll be attending Spooky Empire at the Orlando Civics Center.

If you live anywhere in the central Florida area, drop on by, say hello, get a book signed, and learn my dark secret. 

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Photos Related to Hell Gate -- Mont St. Michel

For those of you who have already read Hell Gate, by now you know that I have set the book in various locations around France. I have been fortunate to have visited the major locations in the novel, which inspired me to include them in the story. Having seen this places made them come alive for me while drafting the manuscript.

To bring Hell Gate alive for my readers, every Sunday for the next four weeks I'll be posting blog spots with photos related to the locations described in the novel and/or concept art about the demons. Many of the photos I took myself. I hope you enjoy these.

First, let's begin with Mont St. Michel, the Normandy home for those refugees who survived the opening of the portal.

The causeway leading from the mainland to the island. In the book, this has been destroyed so that, when the bay is at high tide, there is no access to the city.

King's Gate -- the entrance into the walled city. Off to the left is Le Mere Poulard Hotel where the Protective Force lives.

"The only access to the structure passed between twin towers stretching over one hundred feet into the night sky that guarded a flight of steep stairs between the ancient walls of the Abbey and the outer defensive wall."

The stairway leading to the Abbey.

The Romanesque facade of the Abbey.

Inside the Abbey. Doc's office would to the right rear of this photograph.

The streets of Mont St. Michel leading from King's Gate to the Abbey.

The view from the terrace in front of the Abbey overlooking the bay.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

The Nook Version of Hell Gate Is Also Available

For those of you who do not have Kindle, Hell Gate is also available for the Nook.

My Author Spotlight on The Darkness Dwells Has Been Posted

My author's spotlight on The Darkness Dwells was recently posted in which I talk about why I love post-apocalypse fiction. If you want to get to know more about me and what makes me tick, please check it out. 

Sunday, October 16, 2016

The Trade Paperback Version of Hell Gate Is Also Available

Good news. The trade paperback edition of Hell Gate is also available from Amazon. You can pick up your copy here.

The E-Book Version of Hell Gate Is Available

The Kindle version of Hell Gate is now available on Amazon. You can get your copy here. The print edition should be released by Monday. I hope you enjoy my first young adult post-apocalypse novel. If you do, please leave a review on Amazon. Thanks.