Monthly Archives: October 2016

Spotlight and Excerpt: Eye of the Storm by Frank Cavallo

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Horror and dark fantasy author Frank Cavallo’s work has appeared in magazines such as Another Realm, Ray Gun Revival, Every Day Fiction, Lost Souls and the Warhammer e-zine Hammer and Bolter.

His latest novel, Eye of the Storm, was released in August 2016 by Ravenswood Publishing.

“In Eye of the Storm, I try to bring back some of the elements that I like from old time pulp fiction,” says Frank. “It is a throwback to old school adventure stories, combining the pacing and the feel of those classic tales with some newer elements that are not all that common to typical fantasy fiction.”

Frank’s previously published works include The Lucifer Messiah, The Hand of Osiris, and the Gotrek & Felix novella Into the Valley of Death. He is currently working on a new novel, The Rites of Azathoth, with Necro Publications, due out in February 2017.

Frank was born and raised in New Jersey. He graduated from Boston University with a degree in Communications in 1994 and he earned a JD from the Cleveland Marshall College of Law in 2001. He currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio, where he has been a criminal defense attorney for fifteen years.

Readers can connect with Frank on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.

To learn more, go to http://www.frankcavallo.com/


Eye of the Storm

by Frank Cavallo

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Author Interview: L.X. Cain

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Today I am interviewing L.X. Cain, author of the new mystery/horror novel, Bloodwalker.

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DJ: Hey L.X.! Thanks for stopping by to do this interview!

For readers who aren’t familiar with you, could you tell us a little about yourself?

L.X. Cain: I write thrillers and horror stories with elements of mystery, sci-fi, fantasy, and action in them. I never really planned to write mash-ups, they just seem to come out that way. When I was writing Bloodwalker, I thought it was a horror novel, but beta readers commented that they spent the whole book scouring the chapters for clues as to who the killer was. So I guess it’s a bit more mystery than I thought!

DJ: What is Bloodwalker about?

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L.X.: Bloodwalker is about a killer stalking children in the Eastern European towns a circus passes through. Head of circus security, Rurik finds clues that point to someone in the circus. Before he can catch the culprit, a group of Skomori descends on the circus to hold a wedding, and Sylvie, one of the brides, discovers a body. She moves to another city with her new husband unaware that she’s attracted the attention of the killer. Rurik tries to track him while Sylvie’s marriage and long sought after freedom from the Skomori proves to be a disaster. When another child is kidnapped, both Rurik and Sylvie are caught in the killer’s web of lies, deceit, and death.

DJ: What were some of your influences for Bloodwalker?

L.X.: Two things influenced me the most: my admiration for the authors Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child, who write the FBI Agent Pendergast series. They blur the lines between science and the supernatural, and their thrillers have an unsettling darkness running through them. I love those books! I’m also inspired by “outsider” characters—people who don’t fit in along with societies that are very unusual and insulated from normal life (like the Amish or the Roma gypsies). Continue reading

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