Usher in Autumn with LOSING TOUCH at Andrea’s Gifts in Kenosha

Posted in News on September 17, 2014 by Christian Larsen
Now available in paperback, Kindle, and Nook formats.

Now available in paperback, Kindle, and Nook formats.

Celebrate the last day of summer and support the Kenosha Literacy Council and Kenosha Public Library with a LOSING TOUCH signing event at Andrea’s Gifts in Kenosha.

I’ll see you Sunday between noon to 2 p.m, and you football fans don’t even have to worry about missing the Bears game. They play the Jets on Monday night. (Packer fans can swing by during halftime–or whenever the Packers put the game out of reach and bury the Lions.)

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each book will go toward the Kenosha Literacy Council and the Kenosha Public Library, which is reason enough to go, but then, Andreas Gift’s is always reason enough to go.

Here’s a look at the roster of authors who will be on hand:

Last day of summer, right? Enjoy an old-fashioned ice cream soda or malted milkshake at the soda fountain. Autumn chill in the air? How about a steamy cup of coffee or bowl of savory soup?

Getting a jump on your holiday shopping? Andrea’s Gifts always has a curious selection of gifts, and a friendly, helpful staff to help you choose if you’re stumped.

Christian A. Larsen is the author of LOSING TOUCH, featuring a foreword by New York Times bestselling author Piers Anthony, now available in paperback and ebook formats from Post Mortem Press.

FOR WHEN THE VEIL DROPS is an Amazon bestseller … two years later!

Posted in News on September 10, 2014 by Christian Larsen
FOR WHEN THE VEIL DROPS, now available at Amazon.

FOR WHEN THE VEIL DROPS, now available at Amazon.

Nearly two years after its publication, FOR WHEN THE VEIL DROPS (West Pigeon Press), featuring my short story, “724”, is a top-50 horror anthology at Amazon.com. Contributor Doug Murano alerted me to the fact this afternoon, and at last check, VEIL was #45 for  paperbacks and #41 for Kindle.

John Boden of SHOCK TOTEM says that FOR WHEN THE VEIL DROPS “contains some brilliant work” and is “well worth your time and money” … and that is especially true with the paperback listing at $6.30, and the Kindle edition coming in at 99¢.

In writing for ONE TITLE REVIEWS, Samantha Moore says “These stories are grittier, more terrifying, many of which break typical literary style and form. Some of these pieces take older horror themes and reinvent them; others stand alone in originality and style.”

And in its review, Unspeakable Gibberer writes that FOR WHEN THE VEIL DROPS makes “the reader say, ‘I’ve never read anything like that.’ Each one of these stories impacted me in some way, whether it was out of fear or discomfort.”

FOR WHEN THE VEIL DROPS features “resonant, unbridled dark fiction” from the following authors:

Choose the paperback or Kindle edition available at Amazon.com, each for less than $7.00.

Christian A. Larsen is the author of LOSING TOUCH, featuring a foreword by New York Times bestselling author Piers Anthony, now available in paperback and ebook formats from Post Mortem Press.

Jack the Ripper identified? Check ZOMBIE JESUS antho for more crackpot theories

Posted in News on September 8, 2014 by Christian Larsen

So by now you may have heard the hubbub that Aaron Kosminski, a contemporary suspect in the Whitechapel murders, has been identified as Jack the Ripper in a mitochondrial DNA analysis of one of the victim’s shawls. Wow, and here I thought it was the Loch Ness Monster:

In ZOMBIE JESUS AND OTHER TRUE STORIES (Dark Moon Books), you’ll find E.F. Schraeder’s theory presented in “The Helpful Doctor” nestled between the Nessie-is-Jack bunko and the schizophrenic woman-hater slicing up prostitutes before his enforced incarceration on the believability spectrum, but you can’t rule it out. Or can you?

Of course you can.

Or can’t.

ZOMBIE JESUS AND OTHER TRUE STORIES, now available at Amazon.com.

ZOMBIE JESUS AND OTHER TRUE STORIES, now available at Amazon.com.

Same goes for all the stories brought together by ZOMBIE JESUS editor Max Booth III, like my wild-eyed ideas in “Sic Semper Versipellis” about why John Wilkes Booth really assassinated Abraham Lincoln … and it all adds up!

Each of the following tales touch on major flash points of western history, giving us a new perspective on all of them:

Pick up a copy of ZOMBIE JESUS AND OTHER TRUE STORIES and find out what your high school history teacher didn’t want you to know–the crackpot theories of a bunch of nutty writer types.

Christian A. Larsen is the author of LOSING TOUCH, featuring a foreword by New York Times bestselling author Piers Anthony, now available in paperback and ebook formats from Post Mortem Press.

Read BLEED, support fight against children’s cancer

Posted in Observations & Musings on September 5, 2014 by Christian Larsen
Support the National Children's Cancer Society with BLEED.

Support the National Children’s Cancer Society with BLEED.

You might not know it, but September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. It’s an easy thing to overlook-if you’re not affected by it, but if you are, well, let’s just say it isn’t an easy thing to forget.

Every year, doctors diagnose over 15,000 kids with cancer, and that’s in the United States alone. Imagine being one of 15,000 families with a child suffering from cancer. One is too many, but 15,000?

Some won’t survive, and even the ones that do face staggering medical bills and lifestyle changes that few can afford. When you support a charity like the National Children’s Cancer Society, you aren’t just helping to find a cure–you’re helping a family in need, right now.

You can support the National Children’s Cancer Society by clicking here and donating, or if you’re a horror fan, you can pick up a copy of BLEED (Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing), edited by Lori Michelle, and enjoy the following chilling stories, poems, and essays:

Proceeds from each sale go directly to the NCCS, so pick it up in paperback, snag a copy for your Kindle, or don’t … and just donate.

It doesn’t even have to be to the National Children’s Cancer Society. It can be the American Cancer Society, or St. Jude Children’s Hospital, or the Children’s Cancer Association. Whatevs.

When the monster is cancer, we should always remember to keep it in the crosshairs, whether it’s September or not.

Christian A. Larsen is the author of LOSING TOUCH, featuring a foreword by New York Times bestselling author Piers Anthony, now available in paperback and ebook formats from Post Mortem Press.

My unedited interview from the August issue of SUSPENSE

Posted in News on September 3, 2014 by Christian Larsen
The August cover of SUSPENSE MAGAZINE.

The August cover of SUSPENSE.

For years, SUSPENSE MAGAZINE has published author interviews of such horror, suspense, mystery, and thriller luminaries as Dean Koontz, Janet Evanovich, John Saul, Tess Gerritsen, and Stephen King.

And this summer, it was my turn.

Weldon Burge, editor of the anthology GREEN TSUNAMI, author of the collection BROKEN: STORIES OF DAMAGED PSYCHES, and founder of Smart Rhino Publications, interviewed me a few months ago, and lookie there … I made the August cover, right there in the bottom right quadrant.

The interview was condensed for space, but now Burge has made the complete transcript of our conversation available on his website, and if you thought the published version was fun, boy … you need to click here and check out some of the Q & A that didn’t make it.

Christian A. Larsen is the author of LOSING TOUCH, featuring a foreword by New York Times bestselling author Piers Anthony, now available in paperback and ebook formats from Post Mortem Press.

QUALIA NOW!

Posted in News on September 3, 2014 by Christian Larsen

Christian:

The official, post-leak announcement for QUALIA NOUS … horror and science fiction short stories … and Stephen King!

Originally posted on WRITTEN BACKWARDS:

Qualia Nous Cover

Available now on Amazon.com

It may have been “leaked” a few days ago that Qualia Nous was made available at Amazon.com in the U.S. a bit earlier than originally anticipated (by two weeks). After Stephen King became involved, and after tracking down one of the authors working on offshore oil rigs in Russia (or something to that effect), as well as finalizing proofs for each of the 30 contributions (short stories, novelettes, a few poems; 120,000 words and 448 pages) the publishing date for this book was pushed from mid-Summer to late-Summer, then to late-August/early-September (technically late-Summer). Also during this time, Written Backwards took over an anthology project called The Library of the Dead, so time management has evolved into “tricky.” Qualia Nous is here, now, with an “official” release date of August 31st, 2014, in all its badassery. This thing is beautiful. 1.7 pounds of science fiction / horror awesome.

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Download OF DEVILS AND DEVIANTS for just $1.99

Posted in News on September 1, 2014 by Christian Larsen
eBook edition, now on sale for just $1.99.

eBook edition, now on sale for just $1.99.

OF DEVILS AND DEVIANTS, the erotic horror anthology from Crowded Quarantine Press is a Kindle Countdown Deal on Amazon, available for just $1.99 … but that price is only good for a limited time, so get in on this.

Edited by Adam Millard and Zoë-Ray MillardOF DEVILS & DEVIANTS explores the darker side of La Petite Mort–“the little death”–which, despite its nickname, is not usually a visitor to the dark side of things.

The anthology features award-winners and bestsellers alike, including a foreword by Bram Stoker Award®-winner Lucy Taylor, and it also includes my little chestnut, “She Never Says No.” I’m in very good company:

All that on your Kindle for $1.99 … for a limited time only. And, if you’re so inclined, you can also pick up the paperback or hardcover editions … available for you traditionalists out there, who prefer to read about robot orgasms and demonic trysts on good, old-fashioned paper.

Christian A. Larsen is the author of LOSING TOUCH, featuring a foreword by New York Times bestselling author Piers Anthony, now available in paperback and ebook formats from Post Mortem Press.
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