Thursday, December 30, 2010

Quick Updates - New Articles are Live

Just wanted to quickly list a few new places on the web that are talking about me or Soul Born.

On 12/16/10 a new article I wrote went live called, "Kevin Breaux’s Long and Squirrelly Road" at Tia Nevitt's Debuts and Reviews blog site. New Article Here.

Read how I went from a student with bad grades to an author. See and excerpt below;


"...I did what came naturally and grew a beard. No really, I finally focused on my true love, something I had discovered a long long time ago, but could never quite give the effort needed to, ice fishing! No, I’m kidding, I focused my energy on writing!"


On the night of 12/17/10 I did my first LIVE Internet Radio Show with Suspense Radio. It was fun, and I hope to be featured someday soon.  If you would like to listen Click Here, and Download the 12/17/2010 show.  My part comes on around the 25 minute mark.

A good followup to my article up top there, is one that went live today. Kevin's Ten Years can be read on Dark Faerie Tales blog site Click here.

I briefly talk about it taking me ten years to find my first publisher. Check out this sample;


"...seriously, that’s how much time I have spent honing my skills as an author and I admit there are days my mind starts to calculate all the hours I have invested crafting pretty words and the totals are insane. Oh, not to mention all the hours supporting my endeavors online; tweeting takes time!"



Thanks again to Dark Faerie Tales, Suspense Magazine and Tia Nevitt.
 
Kevin James Breaux
http://www.kevinbreaux.com/

Friday, December 24, 2010

Happy Holidays Everyone!


Happy Holidays to All!

My best wishes to all my friends and family. I hope everyone has a nice, fun and safe holiday break.

...and if you have a minute, you might want to drop by http://www.soulborn.net/ and take a look at the giveaway. :)



Best Wishes
Kevin James Breaux
http://www.kevinbreaux.com/

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Guest Post: Seán Gardner on Blazing Trails, Friendship and Silly RPG Storylines

Through the years I have had many friends, but those I would consider family number only in the single digits. This man is true kindred. 

I would like to introduce to you all, Seán Gardner, creative genius.

Kevin had discovered it, White Wolf’s very first release of Vampire: The Masquerade, and quickly pointed me in the right direction (this was often how our friendship worked, with he the trailblazer, discovering new places, and I the surveyor, going to those places and learning all the details). I bought my own copy, soaking up the atmosphere. Then I bought the Players Guide, eating the history of the WW universe like popcorn. We quickly realized that Vampire would become a new Saturday night option for our little coven of friends, who spent our freest evening playing games of all sorts well into Sunday morning. The others had been big D&D players before I joined the group, and for Kevin this new discovery was the next iteration.

For me, though, it would really be my first experience with book-and-paper based role playing, and as I often did when something took my interest I really threw myself in with complete abandon. I bought nearly every new guide that WW released. One about werewolves? Check! Ghosts? Check! Mummies? Check! City sourcebooks, universe histories, vampire clans…check, check, check!

There were a few test runs and the Storyteller role, WW’s title for the facilitator of the tale, would be alternately filled by Kevin and I while the others were to immerse themselves in the story without worrying about the details. As a few bizarre storylines unfolded, I plotted an outline of where I wanted to steer the group, and I became the primary Storyteller for out Vampire game. I went as far as to sketch portraits of non-player characters, record as many details about the group’s characters as I could (being able to introduce elements of the story that would play on character weaknesses would always lead to memorable moments), drew maps of key locations…yeah, I got obsessive.

We had jokingly decided that Philly icon Dick Clark was a vampire, because in reality the man never seemed to age, and that he was likely to be a very powerful and old creature…he would be the vampire prince of Philadelphia, a dark haven for vampires more evil than the norm. And to antagonize him, our characters would turn his friend, Ed McMahon, into a vampire and make him the puppet prince of Camden, to control as we pleased.

Sure, the story was silly, and probably not where I would have chosen to take it had I been given a blank slate, but I learned a great deal from this experience: sometimes the story and the characters drive themselves, and they take you places that you cannot deny.

I rediscovered this many years later when I, always an aspiring and undisciplined writer, participated in National Novel Writing Month (again, pointed in the right direction by my supportive friend). I struggled early on, as I tried to hold everything on the path I wanted it to take, but as I dropped plotlines that didn’t matter and let the story unfold organically, I cruised to the finish line and managed a personal achievement that has my surveyor tendencies flowing in full again.

The dynamic of my friendship with Kevin, separated by years and miles, has survived intact and as the stories have stacked up in my head through the years without seeing the keyboard, I get to follow the trail he’s blazed again, and someday hope to see my name on the front of a book cover.


---Seán Gardner, aspiring author for hire and collector of interesting facts. ruaidhri75 @ hotmail.com



Thank you all for taking the time to read a little something from one of my favorite friends.

Kevin James Breaux
http://www.kevinbreaux.com/

Saturday, December 11, 2010

My Favorite Fantasy Movies

It's no secret I am a big fan of movies of all genres. One of my favorite things is to go to a movie theater and catch a really amazing, and thought provoking film. Through the years my tastes have shifted from side to side, and now I tend to enjoy historical dramas the most. Films like The New World and Red Cliff, which tell the story of an event with amazing cinematography. Don't get me wrong, I still love Star Trek and will go see a silly Comic Book movie at the drop of a hat. I just like to see things that push the limits, like The Fountain - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0414993/, wow what a great movie, and none of my friends have seen it... weird.

Here is a list of my favorite fantasy movies.



1. The Brotherhood of the Wolf - This is my all time favorite fantasy film. It's a great combination of historical events, legends, and fantasy. It takes the tale of the Beast of Gevaudan and spins it a bit adding some elements of fantasy while grounding it in the reality of the time period. This movie is shot so beautifully that you need to watch it twice just to take in all of the amazing scenery and awesome directorial skills. Yes, it's a foreign film, and that does not matter to me. I saw this one in the theater back in 2001, in French, and walked out being completely amazed. I try and watch it once a year, it's that good. If you have not seen it , I give it the highest recommendation. The action is amazing, the story is deep and fulfilling and it has a very scary monster.


2. Excalibur - was probably one of the first fantasy movies I saw as a young child. I was probably not even ten years old when I watched it with my friend Matt (the same friend who got me into D&D and you see playing Atari with me below) I have to imagine that every fantasy fan that has seen Excalibur is haunted by the imagery and music of this film like I am. I can hear the characters like Morgana spit out their lines, like her incantation, in my head. The music when the fog comes in, playing over and over, shiny blood soaked armor, knee deep mud, and the look of pain on the characters faces, it's all right there in my mind's eye whenever I call on it. This movie sparked a long, ten or more years, of research into the myth and legend of King Arthur. I read the Volgate Cycle, Le Morte d'Arthur and Mists of Avalon. This movies is no doubt one of the reasons I write fantasy.


3.Night Watch - is more of a fantasy horror, but still one of my favorites in the genre. Another foreign film, maybe America does not know how to make a good fantasy flick? hmmm...anyway... Night Watch is the story of supernatural beings that have been battling throughout time. The Day Watch polices the good guys and the Night Watch polices the bad guys, both work so neither group crosses the line and breaks a truce. In these movies you have swords and sorcery, vampires, and shape-shifters; all sorts of fun. The film is so interesting and filmed so well by director Timur Bekmambetov, that you get sucked in. The opening sequence, shot in a medieval time period, is great, but the move takes place in current days. Its based on a series of books too!

I can list movies all day.

I loved Curse of the Golden Flower, 300 and Highlander. I even enjoyed Hawk the Slayer http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080846/, which was funky-fun late 70's disco music fantasy... but hey... who am I to judge!


Kevin James Breaux
http://www.kevinbreaux.com/

Friday, December 3, 2010

Zombiethon Day #2 and its Beer VS Zombies! (fixed link)

(zombie art by Kevin James Breaux)


I was asked to take part in a Zombiethon. What's a zombiethon you ask? Well, it's a whole month of zombie short stories that are less than one thousand words long.  Since I have written three zombie stories already, all of which were published, I decided to go silly with this one. BEER VS ZOMBIES went live today at Jennifer Joseph's blog;


Read it and let me know what you think.

If you want to check out some of my other zombie work, I suggest getting a copy of Dead History: A Zombie Anthology. It is out in paperback and kindle editions here;


and nook version at BN.com.

Inside you will find my 5,500+ word zombie cowboy story ONLY THE DEAD WILL STAND.


Thanks!

Kevin James Breaux
http://www.kevinbreaux.com/

Monday, November 29, 2010

A Tale of Many Reviews - Character Interviews


Julie from A Tale of Many Reviews interviewed Opal and Tala from my fantasy novel Soul Born. Check out their responses to some fascinating questions.




Julie is doing a Soul Born Giveaway at the end of the interviews. Leave a comment ON HER SITE to enter.


Thanks!
Kevin James Breaux
http://www.kevinbreaux.com/

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Kevin's First Adventure!

Adventure for Atari 2600

Back in the early-early 1980s my dad bought me an Atari 2600. I credit this moment, and this system, as being the birth of my love for video games. I still remember most of the games, and have a small collection of them unopened and sitting displayed on a shelf in my media room. I especially like the ones made by Atari because of the amazing painted cover art. (like Atari Video Olympics)

Here is a photo of me and my friend Matt playing what looks like Raiders of the Lost Ark on Atari. This is the earliest photo of me as a gamer. I was probably 6-7 year old at the time, and yes I was rocking an awesome bowl cut.

(wood grain atari and wood  grain tv!)

Of all the Atari games the one that stands out the most to me is Adventure. I guess you could say it was one of the first, if not THE first Action RPG game. Castles, mazes, swords and treasure, oh yeah, count me in. Your quest was to find the chalice and return it to your golden castle while avoiding hungry dragons and a kleptomaniac bat.

I will never forget the day I was sitting at Matt’s house and figured my way around the one maze to the white castle. We were so excited! He and I thought we had discovered something no one else ever had. Call the press!

One of the things I loved so much about Adventure was that it was different each time you played. The chalice was in different locations and the items you needed to find it were too. Just when you think you had what you needed the darn bat would steal it or you would run around the corner and right into one of the dragon’s mouths.

Everyone who played Adventure had a love-hate relationship with those dragons. I mean they looked funny like a dragon-duck hybrid and they had a hollow, see through stomach, which coincidentally was a perfect fit for your little square character. Hey, ever kill the dragon as he swallowed you? Yeah, me too and oh… I could just sit there for hours and watch myself wiggle in the dead dragon’s stomach while being flown around by the bat. Priceless.


Adventure http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adventure_(Atari_2600) was one of the first fantasy games I played and no doubt the spark for a long love of the genre. I just wish I could make a SOUL BORN game for Atari 2600, that would be rad!


Kevin James Breaux
http://www.kevinbreaux.com/

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Pre-order Soul Born at Amazon.com Now and Book Signing Next Week

"Kevin Breaux has a unique style: bold, funny, aggressive and dynamic.  SOUL BORN is a rollicking high fantasy adventure!" --NY Times bestseller Jonathan Maberry, author of The King of Plagues and Rot & Ruin.


Amazon.com listed SOUL BORN for Pre-Order. Its release date is 11/30/10. In the meantime early release copies will be at Powells in Oregon for a Nov. 22nd, 7pm book signing. Powell's listing below.

http://www.powells.com/calendar.html?header=Sub:%20Events%20Calendar



Kevin James Breaux
http://www.kevinbreaux.com/

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Dude Where's My Mana? An Article about Magic Power Drinks and Magic

Thanks PaperBack Dolls!


Live at the PaperBack Dolls blog site is an article I wrote on mana. I was asked to write something about the limits of a wizards power and while doing so I could not stop thinking; what does a mana potion taste like anyway?  Here are my thoughts.


Thanks again to the awesome PaperBack Dolls team! Great site, great people, great reviews!


Kevin James Breaux
http://www.kevinbreaux.com/

Saturday, November 13, 2010

My Favorite Buffy Episodes Part 2

Buffy changes gears a few times in seasons 5-7. Lots of big moments come to pass: Joyce’s death, the question of marriage, what role Giles plays as mentor, Buffy is alive and then dead… and yes who is sleeping with who. Tough times for the Scooby Gang. Of the last three seasons these are my favorite episodes and why.

Season 5 - Buffy vs. Dracula is an all around fun time. I love how excited all the characters get when they find out that Dracula is real. That he owes Spike money is an added plus. The whole Bram Stoker storyline may seem old, but it is handled with enough goofiness that it's new again. Xander as Reinfield is priceless, regardless of the crazy syphilis.

During that season we get a very emotional, creepy and heart breaking episode. The Body, may be the best written and most powerful hour of the entire series. It's gripping and so real it should come with a disclaimer at the end that no Kristine Sutherland's were harmed during the making. Hats off to Joss Whedon, writing and directing this one.

I would love to say this is my favorite season, but it comes in a close 2nd. Very close. I mean who doesn't love it when Anya steps out of the shadows with some of the best lines. For example, when the Buffybot, asks her how her money is, the look on her face is just awesome. Yes, I do enjoy the Buffybot episode a lot, Intervention, is written by Jane Espensen and Spike and the Buffybot have some great... um... scenes...  together...

Season 6 - I enjoy the Once more with Feeling Musical episode because it's teeming with humor and sex. The episode where the nerds of doom join up and test Buffy is fun too with some great lines. "Quick Jonathan grab your magic bone!" My next favorite ep, for the humor, is Tabula Rasa. I enjoy seeing who all the characters THINK they are when they have their memories erased. That Spike thinks he's Giles's son, and that they hate one another is hilarious. Seeing Red brought a massive amount of realism into the show, like when Joyce died. It has the death of Tara and the birth of Dark Willow. A lot for one ep.

Season 7 - From Beneath has one of the best Spike moments of the series. In the church at the end of the ep, he it stammering, babbling and speaking the most real he ever has, all while trying to tell Buffy he got his spark back. He is so tortured and damaged, that the dialogue is amazing. Very powerful scene.

The season overall is a bit of a downer. Too much gloom and doom for our hero Buffy. I am split between two, when having to pick a favorite. Dirty Girls, which brings back my favorite slayer Faith, is one of my picks for Season 7. Dirty Girls, written by Goddard, has one of the best visuals of the season when they show faith killing a Vulcan. (yes from Star Trek)

Lines like...

“You bit Andrew.”
“ Who?”
“ Tucker's Brother.”
“ Oh....”

And “It eats you starting with your bottom.” Get big laughs. Storyteller, is my 2nd pick for best ep. As its focus is on Andrew and all his awkward and funny terms, like Buffy - Slayer of the Vampyr. Good one Andrew, I hope you survive the final battle! And yes, Jonathan Archer is cool.


Kevin James Breaux
http://www.kevinbreaux.com/

Thursday, November 11, 2010

NaNoWriMo Cover Art!

THE MAIZE QUEEN Cover Art by Kevin James Breaux

My first year doing the NaNoWriMo and I was equally worried about the cover art as I was the actual novel. Having a background in graphic art and digital art, I was concerned that creating a cover would eat up a day or two of the NaNo month. Yesterday, I needed a break from writing so I decided to work up the cover. Since NaNo is all about writing and not editing, jut getting the words out, I designed my cover in the same fashion.  After spending about 5 mins gathering elements, I took 15 minutes and cooked up this cover for my story THE MAIZE QUEEEN.  I hope you like it! For a 15 minute job, I am pretty happy.

NaNoWriMo has been a great distraction from my grueling wait for my debut novel SOUL BORN to be released.  It should be available to everyone around Thanksgiving, and yes, I will be giving thanks for it finally coming out!


Thanks all,

Kevin James Breaux
http://www.kevinbreaux.com/

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Interview at Night Owl Reviews

http://www.nightowlscifi.com/nor/Interviews/Tamazon-interviews-Kevin-James-Breaux-on-Nov-03-2010.aspx

Last week an interview I did at Night Owl Reviews went live. Check it out while waiting for SOUL BORN to be released in the next two weeks!!!

Thanks!


Kevin James Breaux
http://www.kevinbreaux.com/

Saturday, November 6, 2010

My Favorite Buffy Episodes Part 1

It's no secret that Joss Whedon is one of my favorite writers. I really enjoy all of his work. That being said, I am comfortable saying I am a huge Buffy and Angel fan. There's just so much to enjoy in all of the 254 episodes of those two shows, too much to talk about in one post, or even 100 posts.

This past summer I watched all of the Buffy seasons over again. Like my 7th or 8th time through them all. (Only beaten by how many times I have watched Mutant X) With them all fresh in my head I wanted to post a quick list of some of my favorite eps of Buffy, and why.

This is part one covering seasons 2-4. (yes I skipped season 1, I will apologize to The Master, later) First off I should say that Season 4, The Initiative Season as I call it, would be my pick for best of the first 4. Although I do not like the big bad of that season, I really enjoy all the character development and all the fun Spike moments.

Season 2 - My favorite episodes of this season are those by Joss Whedon himself. The Becoming 1+2 rank as the best of the series, to this date. Spike's role is amazing in the battle of Buffy vs. Angel. His dialogue is witty and fun.  The cinematics and music behind the moment where Buffy races to the library to save Kendra, but it being too late, are breathtaking.

Season 3 - The Wish - Written by Marti Noxon. I love the different world here, where Xander and Willow are vampires. As a huge fan of The Master (you are the best thing about season one), its equally awesome to see him here, in a story where he is really in control of Sunnydale. When Buffy arrives, with the scar on her face it seals the deal for an excellent, chilling story. I love the slow mo battle as Buffy lays eyes on the Master and they each fight toward one another. Angel is dusted, and Buffy walks right through his remains (like Buck Rogers through a space ship explosion) only to get her neck snapped...wow...just wow.

Season 3 - The Zeppo - Written by Dan Vebber - I love how the whole hellmouth apocalypse story takes a back seat to Xander and his problems. I also love how they over dramatize everything Buffy and Angel say and do, furthering the reality of Xander's issues (with zombies, mind you). In the end the Scoobys save the world, and they have no idea Xander saved them.

Season 4 - Hush - Joss Whedon. Possibly the best episode of Buffy ever. Great creepy villains. Awesome plot. Great story telling. Funny moments... and all this without a word dialogue! Yes, and there is that awkward moment where the gang stares at Buffy making hand gestures that might appear a bit R Rated.

Season 4- This Years Girl + Who are you. A two parter. These eps bring back Faith and I love Faith, she is my favorite female character in the Buffyverse. In season four she is at her hottest. (although she has a line in season three where, before a fight, shes says to Buffy "give us a kiss", which is perfection). Solid two part episode, with the second part written by Whedon, that has its strengths in Faith's character... even when Sarah Michelle is playing her. The scene where Faith is in Buffy's body, practicing her lines in the mirror is hilarious.
 
Kevin James Breaux
http://www.kevinbreaux.com/

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Paperback Dolls Zombie Week Q+A


I did a fun Q+A with my new best friends the Paperback Dolls. Part of Zombie Week, this interview might give you a little more insight to me and my love for all things zombie.

Check it out here:

http://paperbackdolls.blogspot.com/2010/10/zombie-week-kevin-james-breaux-takes.html


Thanks all,
 
Kevin James Breaux


Monday, October 25, 2010

My Part of the YA Spooktacular is Live today!



Check it out. My part of the YA Spooktacular is live on A Tale of Many Reviews.  Just an hour or so ago I checked out the comments, and I am happy to say, people like what I wrote. Be sure to read the parts before #7 and after it too, to see how the story ends!


Kevin James Breaux

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Tales From Under The Grave - a Spooktacular Event

I was invited to take part in an event this year called Tales From Under The Grave.  I was asked to write a small part of a short story that would be created by a bunch of authors and spread across some of the best book review blogs out there. I gladly accepted and finished my 500 words today.

My part of the story, #7, will be published on a site called A Tale of Many Reviews.  http://ataleofmanyreviews.blogspot.com/ is a book review blog run by Julie Brazeal. She reads and reviews both YA and Adult fiction, which makes her an excellent, informative source on contemporary authors.

Want more information about this Spooktacular Event? See the write up below;

Too "old" to go door to door, wear your favorite superhero or monster costume? Not lame enough to steal some little kid's candy for yourself, but still want to be tricked or treated? Come to the YA Spooktacular Halloween Event, October 22-31! This is going to be a SPOOKTACULAR way to celebrate All Hallows Even! You won't be alone, many others will be trick or treating blog style with you AND...you will be haunted by authors of the living.

There will be authors, reviews, giveaways, CANDY, "trick- or -treats", and oh yes...scary stories.

This event is the brain child of Danielle and Khelsea, and what a twisted offspring they have spawned!

ARE YOU BRAVE ENOUGH TO FOLLOW?

(You can follow #YASpooktacular on twitter if you want some as-they-happen spoilers.)
or
Twitter: @daniellebunner OR @onceuponareview

The Spooktacular Bloggers Participating:
Book Labyrinth    Chrisina's Books    Courtney Reads    Overflowing Shelf    Ticket to Anywhere    A Tale of Many Reviews    A Good Addiction    Reading or Breathing    YA Books Reviewed    Godess of the Library    Fallenarchangel.com    Mundie Moms    Paperbackdolls    Reading Teen

Thanks!
Kevin James Breaux

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

New Article about me on Darlyn & Books Review Blog

Last month I was asked to write an article introducing myself to the readers of Darlyn & Books Review blog site. She said I could write anything I wanted.  I thought about this for a few weeks, then realized exactly what I wanted to say.  Here is my article about how a single moment in the past may be the event that made me a lover of all things fantasy.







Thanks!

Kevin James Breaux
http://www.kevinbreaux.com/


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

SOUL BORN Press Kit

November is rapidly approaching and with it the release of SOUL BORN. In preparation I have created a SOUL BORN press kit. If you are a book review site, blogger, or lover of fantasy that wants to talk about my novel out there on the Internet please check out this link. http://www.kevinbreaux.com/presskit.htm

Also, please feel free to e-mail me. I am readily available for interviews in regards to my writing and art work. kevin@kevinbreaux.com

Thanks!

Kevin James Breaux
http://www.kevinbreaux.com/

Thursday, August 12, 2010

SOUL BORN Cover Art


Here is the final cover art for SOUL BORN an epic fantasy novel written by Kevin James Breaux. The cover is painted by Dan Dos Santos. If you would like to read the back cover blurb check out http://www.soulborn.net/ or my author site http://www.kevinbreaux.com/.




Kevin James Breaux


Monday, June 21, 2010

Invited to Submit to Another New Anthology!

Last week I received an email from an editor compiling new short stories for an upcoming anthology.  After reading my work, he wanted to know if I would write and submit a story for his book.  It's moments like this, that really make being an author worth it.  I'm working on my ideas now, and I think I have a good one, I  just need to flesh it out. 

Bad news is a new Transformers game for XBOX 360 comes out tomorrow... oh no!

Kevin James Breaux
http://www.kevinbreaux.com/

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Dark Quest Books has a new blog



The publisher of my novel SOUL BORN, Dark Quest Books, has a new blog.  Check it out. Its just starting now.


Kevin James Breaux

Saturday, June 5, 2010

New Author Photos 2010

It was time for a new author photo. So I did some research and found a talented new photographer.  I'm happy with the way they turned out. I have five photos to pick from, here is one.

Photography by Erich McVey




Kevin James Breaux
http://www.kevinbreaux.com/

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

ENDING SUMMER NIGHTS Published

Great News!
Check out Ending Summer Nights. A short-short story I did about a vampire stripper and the Irish hitmen sent to kill her. Here is the link - http://lucreziamagazine.com/2010/05/18/ending-summer-nights/

Kevin James Breaux
http://www.kevinbreaux.com/

Monday, April 26, 2010

ENDING SUMMER NIGHTS sold

My short story ENDING SUMMER NIGHTS was sold to Lucrezia Magazine. It will be published in May. Ending Summer Nights is a horror / thriller tale of two Irish hit-men hired to kill a stripper who is a real bloodsucker.

This is my 2nd sale of the year.  I am still waiting to hear back on 3-4 other short stories. Wish me luck!

Kevin James Breaux
http://www.kevinbreaux.com/

Friday, March 12, 2010

Dead Man's Party Review

Here is a review of one of my short stories I found on the internet.

In “Dead Man’s Party,” Kevin Breaux draws such a realistic picture, I could imagine the macabre outcome to be the logical aftermath of cocaine induced hallucinations. There is more science in this story than in a traditional urban fantasy. Breaux takes a look at the current problem of microbial resistance and mutation and extrapolates it in a logical fashion (zombies notwithstanding), with no expository lumps. It suspended my disbelief.  --- Carole Ann Moleti

Kevin James Breaux
http://www.kevinbreaux.com/

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

HELLNOTES Interviews Kevin James Breaux

Last week I was interviewed by David B. Silva over at Hellnotes.com. He asked some fun questions and I gave some equally fun answers. Check it out!
http://hellnotes.com/kevin-james-breaux-an-interview

Thanks!

Kevin James Breaux
www.kevinbreaux.com

Monday, February 15, 2010

Awarded 3rd Place in Reader's Poll

Back in January I entered one of my short stories in a competition. Turns out I did pretty good. BANG! Portugal was awarded 3rd place in the "Romance Short Story" category of the Preditors and Editors Readers Poll 2009.
Thanks all,
Kevin James Breaux


Monday, February 8, 2010

SOUL BORN Cover Artist Announcement

BIG NEWS!!!!

I'm happy to announce acclaimed artist Dan Dos Santos will be creating the cover art for SOUL BORN. He will begin the commission next month. I am very excited to be working with him on this project. We are both artists and its fun when artists can collaborate.

To see Dan's work go to his site; www.dandossantos.com

Thanks!

Kevin James Breaux
www.kevinbreaux.com

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Dead History: A Zombie Anthology edited by Anthony Giangregorio


The history of the walking dead is a long one. Since before man walked the Earth, the dead have been with us. Rotting, decrepit animated corpses have existed, and in many places, have helped create the evolution of the very history we all know as fact, but yet they have always remained hidden from mankind as the sands of time flowed through the hour glass. From Egypt, to London, to the first moon landing, to the old West; zombies have been a part of our culture, our very lives, though each time it has been erased, eradicated from our history. Perhaps in these lost tales of our past is the hope for our future. In these stories might very well be the answers of what to do when the zombie apocalypse finally arrives. So read these tales quickly and learn from them. For even in the past, the dead walk, and if they did once before, it's a fact they will do so again. The only question is: When will that be and will you be prepared? With stories by Tony Schaab, Jose Alfredo Vazquez, David Bernstein, Mark Rivett, T.W. Brown, Nickolas Cook, Mark M. Johnson, Spencer Wendleton, Eric S. Brown, Anthony Giangregorio, Kevin James Breaux, G.R. Mosca and Lee Clark Zumpe.

My short story ONLY THE DEAD WILL STAND is inside! Check it out. Let me know what you think. Dead History at Amazon.com

Thanks!
Kevin James Breaux
http://www.kevinbreaux.com/

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Few Updates

The last two weeks I spent focused on my fantasy works. I spent one weekend, about twelve hours, doing some last minute tweaks to SOUL BORN, and then shipped it back off to the publisher for the big edit. Otherwise I have been writing a lot. The third book in the SOUL BORN series is still in first draft, but now at 40,000 words.

I also decided to write a prequel story to SOUL BORN, weaving a bit of untold history about one of the main characters. I will most likely offer it as a freebie when the book is released.

On a side note, I finished Dragon Age Origins this last weekend. I played as a City Elf Mage who was a blend of healing and fire offense magic. I started up a new game as a Noble Human Rogue, and a Dalish Elf Warrior. Not sure which I will continue.

Kevin James Breaux
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