Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Pimped to Satan by Joslyn Corvis

Horror at its raunchiest!
Story by Joslyn Corvis
Cover art by Dan Dillard
Pimped to Satan (Unofficial title: "Brosmary's Baby")
"I probably would've called the story "Brosmary's Baby" if I had to choose a name, but that's just because it strikes me as funny."---from reader Ed Rendon
Phil answers an orgy party invite on Gregslist, but what he thinks is going to be a night of complete sexual debauchery turns into an experience that will change his life forever.
Not long after the party, the smells at Phil’s fast-food job, as well as other aromas, start to trigger his gag-reflex, leaving him in a constant state of nausea. His best friend and roommate, Manny, becomes concerned and makes him see a doctor, but with Phil having no insurance he has no choice but to seek help from Ned, a schoolmate since Kindergarten who is now a doctor. Although Phil is hesitant to ask for Ned’s expertise after victimizing him with childish prank after prank, even years after high school, he is also just that desperate.
New to the medical field, Ned was still in the habit of consulting with his father, also a doctor, before treating a patient, but this time he had to use his own medical knowledge to figure out what’s wrong with Phil. He runs the simplest test he can think of to find a possible cause for Phil’s perpetual stomach ailment: An ultrasound. Ned’s diagnosis? “It’s a…baby?”
But it’s not just any baby. This baby appears to have a tail. And horns. And cloven feet. Phil has been PIMPED TO SATAN.
Read on as the awkwardly homoerotic, yet touchingly sweet, relationship between Phil and Manny blossoms as they go through the ups and downs of Phil’s Devil-Baby pregnancy together. It’s a horrorifically heartwarming story about Bromance and the unconditional love a new parent holds for their child…Even if that child is the spawn of Satan.

  A good friend of mine wrote this. Please check it out. It's available for only  99 cents! This and other works by Joslyn Corvis are available to buy online.  Here are some further links:

Monday, June 9, 2014

The Allure of Zombies and Apocalyptic Fiction

The Allure of Zombies and Apocalyptic Fiction
By David P. Forsyth

Why do some people find stories depicting the horrific end of civilization appealing? I can't speak for everyone, but as the author of apocalyptic novels, I have given that question some serious thought. Having grown up with the constant threat of nuclear annihilation, I was always attracted to doomsday books featuring various post-apocalypse survival scenarios.
One of the most popular type of apocalyptic themes these days features zombies. Zombies engender feelings of fear and revulsion. A well told zombie tale is full of tension, suspense, and the expectation of violent conflict. Most importantly, zombies are the perfect villains because it is cool to kill them!
The audience doesn't feel sorry for them, at least not after they become zombies. So the reader, or viewer, wants to see them cut to pieces. They want to be exposed to vivid and gratuitous violence inflicted on the undead hordes threatening the vestiges of humanity. Why?
We live in a day and age when the impossible has become common place. Technology has changed our lives in ways that we are only beginning to appreciate, making life both easier and more complex. Things like cell phones and cloning were only science fiction when I was a boy. So who's to say that zombies are impossible? Apocalyptic stories showing how bad life could become also remind us of how far we have come and that the farther our civilization advances, the farther it has to fall in the event of an apocalyptic event.
Even those who feel that life has treated them unfairly can relate to a fictional world where their destiny is suddenly up to their own survival drive and ingenuity. Where good and evil are truly black and white. Imagine a world where simply staying alive places you in the top 1%! If that idea is at all appealing to you, then you are a potential fan of apocalyptic fiction and might enjoy the books I write.
I started writing my zombie series, the “Sovereign Spirit Saga,” in 2011 and have released three novels and a collection of three novella length prequels since then. My first book, “Voyage of the Dead,” is now offered for FREE on Amazon ( and other ebook platforms. A 788 page trilogy edition of the first three books is offered in “Sovereign Spirit Saga: Volume One” ( and is the best deal on the series, even if you get the first book for free. “Interludes in Hell” is the prequel collection that can be read as an introduction or companion to the series ( Volume Two of the Sovereign Spirit Saga is a work in progress, as there more of this story to tell.
Although I enjoy writing about zombies and think my series offers something new and exciting in the genre, my true passion is for apocalyptic science fiction in general. This is reflected in my new release, “Sedulity (Book One) Impact” ( The story is still apocalyptic in nature, still focused on characters aboard a ship, but the threat of zombies is replaced by the cruel science of Mother Nature. Sedulity is inspired by the science fiction classic “Lucifer’s Hammer” and features the passengers and crew of cruise ship en route to Australia when an asteroid strikes the Pacific Ocean. It’s quite an exciting adventure based on a plausible apocalyptic scenario. When introducing new to either of my series I like to say, “Welcome aboard and bon voyage!”
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The stench of rotting flesh is in the air! Welcome to the Summer of Zombie Blog Tour 2014, with 33 of the best zombie authors spreading the disease in the month of June.
Stop by the event page on Facebook so you don't miss an interview, guest post or teaser… and pick up some great swag as well! Giveaways galore from most of the authors as well as interaction with them! #SummerZombie