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Last day in London for LT & TBOF

Posted in Observations & Musings on July 8, 2016 by Christian

That’s a wrap, at least for the London leg of the LOSING TOUCH and THE BLACKENING OF FLESH book tour, which I am not a part of–but my books are. And there they are yukking it up overseas, practically rubbing it in my face.

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Seems like an appropriate lane.

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Seems like an appropriate building.

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Q: Do you have Prince Albert in a can? A: No, sir. He’s been dead since 1861.

Tomorrow, it’s on to Paris, where they love Prince Albert jokes, but only if they’re told by Jerry Lewis.

Christian A. Larsen is the author of the novels LOSING TOUCH and THE BLACKENING OF FLESHnow available from Post Mortem Press.

Big Ben, bridges, and books

Posted in Observations & Musings on July 7, 2016 by Christian

Most authors I know worry about people pirating their books. Like, ebooks. But someone tried to steal LOSING TOUCH yesterday right on the streets of London. In broad daylight. In front of God and everybody. He was also going for a cellphone, but got away with neither.

Bollox, I say! Bollox, indeed! Still, it was a small price to pay for these sights:

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Big Ben, a.k.a. “Old Clocky”

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Look, it’s some bridge … and it’s staying up!

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A laconic bunch, these guys.

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Nothing like fanning yourself with books at the Victoria Memorial.

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Whatever you do, don’t ask for a shot of seven percent solution.

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The Great Sept of Baelor.

That’s a whole lotta of sightseein’, boy howdy. And there’s more to come. Who knows what kind of adventures LOSING TOUCH and THE BLACKENING OF FLESH might get into next?  I just hope they hang onto their cellphones.

Christian A. Larsen is the author of the novels LOSING TOUCH and THE BLACKENING OF FLESHnow available from Post Mortem Press.

THE BLACKENING OF FLESH and LOSING TOUCH visit London

Posted in Observations & Musings on July 6, 2016 by Christian

My “book tour” continues in London. As in, THE BLACKENING OF FLESH and LOSING TOUCH are in London seeing the sights while I am definitely not with them. Here they are divining their bearer to a parade:

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Books vs. Bearskins

And here they are encountering some kind of TARDIS:

Like books, it's bigger on the inside.

It’s bigger on the inside. Books are, too.

More pics to come from … somewhere. I don’t know the itinerary, and I don’t want to know. I’m just along for the ride. Sort of.

Christian A. Larsen is the author of the novels LOSING TOUCH and THE BLACKENING OF FLESHnow available from Post Mortem Press.

Happy Creative Differences Day! Which is what I assume they call it in Great Britain.

Posted in Observations & Musings on July 4, 2016 by Christian

My books are celebrating America’s Independence from Great Britain … in Great Britain, where I’m pretty sure they call it “Creative Differences Day” like how in the States we call Guy Fawkes Day “November 5th”. And hey, speaking of…

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The birthplace of November 5th!

After spending yesterday in Whitby (the setting for the second act of Bram Stoker’s DRACULA), THE BLACKENING OF FLESH and LOSING TOUCH took a tour of (Old) York, catching the sights:

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Ghosts float.

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I suspect they wouldn’t let the books inside.

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What time is it?

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Gargoyles love Post Mortem Press novels.

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Old Guys Rule.

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The devil dropping a deuce on my books. Huh.

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Benefit citizens?

So who’s the docent on this tour? Perhaps the finest photojournalists the United States have to offer in Ryan and Tanille Smith. Here’s Ryan, fitting in on the Fourth:

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Mount Rushmore busts wearing shades. The caption reads: “Dream Team.”

I suspect the fireworks tonight will be subdued over there. Tomorrow, it’s off to London…

Christian A. Larsen is the author of the novels LOSING TOUCH and THE BLACKENING OF FLESHnow available from Post Mortem Press.

THE BLACKENING OF FLESH and LOSING TOUCH brenter England

Posted in Observations & Musings on July 3, 2016 by Christian

The books have landed. THE BLACKENING OF FLESH and LOSING TOUCH are officially overseas having made it to Heathrow Airport.

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Now it’s off to Manchester.

Christian A. Larsen is the author of the novels LOSING TOUCH and THE BLACKENING OF FLESHnow available from Post Mortem Press.

Follow THE BLACKENING OF FLESH and LOSING TOUCH

Posted in Observations & Musings on July 2, 2016 by Christian

I’m staying put, but my books managed to hitch a ride across the pond for a bit of a holiday. That’s THE BLACKENING OF FLESH and LOSING TOUCH about to order a cocktail or three.

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So begins an odyssey. Grab a paperback or two. It’s gonna be a bit of a trip.

Christian A. Larsen is the author of the novels LOSING TOUCH and THE BLACKENING OF FLESHnow available from Post Mortem Press.

5 more horrifying flicks for Thanksgiving

Posted in Observations & Musings on November 6, 2015 by Christian

There aren’t a lot of Thanksgiving-themed movies out there outside the Wikipedia-curated standbys like Home Sweet Home (1981), Alien Abduction (1998), and ThanksKilling (2009), but if you widen the circle a little to include feasting, pilgrims, or or the most pilgrimy of crimes, witchcraft, you’ve got some sleepers to chill you after you eat some hot food.

BLOOD FREAK (1972)

“A Dracula on drugs!”

A Viet Nam vet is turned into a turkey-headed vampire with a lust for hippy blood. It’s like so many Thanksgivings at my house … you don’t even know!

PUMPKINHEAD (1988)

“All Hell’s broken loose.”

A revenge monster? With the head … of a pumpkin? My advice is to double up on the turkey and stuffing and this year and take a pass on the pie. Bonus ‘Lance Henriksen’ points for this one.

THE CRUCIBLE (1996)

“Arthur Miller’s timeless tale of truth on trial.”

Puritans? Check. Witch trials? Check. The horror in this one is more sociological than most popular horror stories, but it’s scarier because the moral panic in it actually happened, and it could happen again at any time.

SEANCE (2006)

“5 college kids, one ghostly killer… you do the math.”

It’s the story of some college kids who college kid their way into a vengeful ghost’s crosshairs. Scary, yes, and it gets massive bonus points for being explicitly set over Thanksgiving weekend.

DEAD SUSHI (2012)

“The sushi bites back!”

Silly and gross. But who among you haven’t wondered what it’s like to be the food instead of the one eating it? This is one to have Tom Turkey watch the night before he gets the axe.

And if you’ve seen those, click here for five more Thanksgiving-appropriate horror movies, because Chicago at Green Bay? It’s going to be a slaughter.

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.