Saturday, April 16, 2011

Two NEW Anthologies out with my Short Stories inside!

April is turning out to be an exciting month for me. So far I have two big releases, both printed anthologies.

Anthology of Ichor III - ISBN:978-1460938010

Anthology of Ichor III: Gears of Damnation is published by UnEarthed Press. They accepted my short story A BATTLE OF EGO, which is in the steampunk and horror genres. A BATTLE OF EGO pits Thomas Edison vs. Nikola Tesla. It’s a patent war and Tesla has steam-powered zombies! Oh no! Well let’s give Edison some credit; he’s got a few tricks up his sleeves too.

I really hope to get some reviews on this story. First, it was a ton of fun to write. I did hours of research and learned some interesting facts about history that I was unaware of. Also, it’s my first steampunk story, so I am curious how I did.

Anthology of Ichor III is a massive anthology, at over 560 pages! That’s huge! I'm waiting for my author copy to arrive, so I have not read any of the other stories. I can’t wait to see what my peers have done. It is out in both KINDLE and Print versions. Here is an link.

Too Much Boogie - ISBN: 978-1905091898

Last year I was commissioned to write a horror/erotic short story for a new anthology called Too Much Boogie: Erotic Remixes of the Dirty Blues, edited by Cole Riley. The theme was Blues Music, something I knew nothing about. Well, an old mentor of mine once said, if you are asked to write something you always say “yes”. This was a first for me, and a true honor, but let me tell you... it feels so good to be asked to write and submit a story.

Well, I knew I could write a kick-ass short story so I jumped at the opportunity. I created a horror story with an erotic edge to it called, MOTHER’S MILK. I actually wrote it twice, the first draft was almost all horror, and way too long. The second draft felt right, much smoother and to the point.

MOTHER’S MILK is about a blues musician living in a rundown abandoned motel with other Katrina survivors. Blessed with a golden voice the man slowly rises up, but not without a little help from a neighbor. “Mother” has cast a blood-magic spell on him. Read the story and find out what happens… but be aware its rated R.

Again, I will be getting my author copy soon, so I don't know how naughty the other authors get in their stories. I heard from the editor some are NC17 (lol), so fair warning. It can be found on bookseller sites, but here is the link.

By the end of the month there should be one more short story coming out. I will post something with it does. Thanks so much for all the support online, on twitter, and all the great emails. I truly appreciate it.

Kevin James Breaux