Mike & Cindy’s Date Night For Weirdos (Halloween Faves)

The family that reads together … stays together. Michael & Cindy McCarty at the GHOSTS OF THE QUAD CITIES book signing, The Book Rack, Davenport, Iowa

MIKE & CINDY’S DATE NIGHT FOR WEIRDOS
by Cindy & Michael McCarty

Love is in the air and so are the bats. It is the Season of the Witch, so cast your love spells and cuddle on the sofa with your ghoul-friend, guy-fiend or significant other-thing…. and stick one of these movies into your VCR, DVD player, beta-player, streaming device or whatever you kids have today:

  1. Going Ape For His Girl….

KING KONG (1933)

Bruce Cabot, Fay Wray

the first remake….

KING KONG (1976)

Jeff Bridges, Jessica Lange

… and let’s not talk about all the other ones after that

King Kong just wants to “monkey around” with Fay Wray (in the original) and Jessica Lange in the remake. He goes on a date with her on Skull Island and shows her an exciting time in the Big Apple … falls in love and then falls off the Empire State Building in the original and the World Trade Center Towers in the remake.

“It was beauty that killed the beast.”

Poor beast.

2) Love and Demons Will Keep Us Together

The Warrens series:

The Conjuring / Annabelle and The Nun universe

Edward (played by Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine Warren (played by Vera Farmiga). He was a demonologist and author she was a psychic medium … together they did thousands of cases involving ghosts and demons. And wrote several books, that were turned into movies about them.

The Conjuring (2013)

Annabelle (2014)

The Conjuring 2 (2016)

Annabelle Creation (2017)

The Nun (2018)

The Curse of La Llorona (2019)

Annabelle Comes Home (2019)

The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021)

There are other films as well, about the Warrens featuring different actors including The Haunting in Connecticut (2004) and The Amityville Horror films.

3) They were made for each other … literally

The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

Boris Karloff, Elsa Lanchester and Collin Clive

Frankenstein’s monster needs a date … even a mate …. but Eharmony wasn’t invented yet. So Dr. Frankenstein creates the woman of his dreams for the monster…

the problem… she just isn’t that into him …in fact, she likes the doctor better … women always go for the doctors … LOL

The Bride of Frankenstein starts to bobble like a swan and even screams like a banshee after meeting the monster.

The monster, heartbroken says, “We belong dead….”

And the house comes tumbling down — another heartache and destruction for the monster….

4) Love at first bite

The Hunger (1983)

Susan Sarandon, David Bowie and Catherine Deneuve

Sexy vampire thriller without the characters muttering the word vampire. Bowie and Deneuve a swinging couple that thrives on drawing blood from others. Bowie starts to prematurely age quickly and he seeks medical help from Sarandon … who eventually is turned into the undead by Deneuve.

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 (David Bowie, Catherine Deneuve)

The first installment of Mike & Cindy’s Date Night for weirdo’s link is:

https://monstermikeyaauthor.wordpress.com/2020/08/01/mike-cindys-date-night-for-weirdos/

If you like this blog … let us know, we might do another one or two or three of them….

and also, if you like this blog please check out these two books … the ebooks are only .99 cents … and they have great interviews too:

Kindle:

http://amzn.to/2cpr637

Nook:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/modern-mythmakers-michael-mccarty/1008846244?ean=2940153349589

Modern Mythmakers is a collection of 35 interviews from horror and science fiction’s most influential writers and filmmakers, including…
•Ray Bradbury
•Dean Koontz
•Richard Matheson
•John Carpenter
•John Saul
•Graham Masterton
•Joe McKinney
•William F. Nolan
•Peter Straub
•The Night of the Living Dead crew (including John Russo, Kyra Schon and Russ Streiner)
•Elvira
•Whitley Strieber
•and of course, Bentley Little

…and many more.

•Science fiction & fantasy interviews
•Horror legends
•Films and Television
•Inspirational
•Authorship
•Films and screenplays

And

ESOTERIA-LAND by Michael McCarty
The ebook is only .99 cents

Interviews with Justin Hayward of The Moody Blues, Tommy Chong of Cheech & Chong, Terry Pratchett, Mojo Nixon, Bobcat Goldthwait and many more…

 

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Ghosts of The Quad Cities on PBS

Co-author Mark McLaughlin was interviewed Fall of 2019 on WQPT’s “The Cities” about GHOSTS OF THE QUAD CITIES (I was busy that day)

GHOSTS OF THE QUAD CITIES, co-written by Michael McCarty and Mark McLaughlin. Now available in Kindle, trade paperback and hardcover.

Kindle & Trade Paperback: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07W99R753/
Hardcover: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1540240525/

Divided by state lines and the Mississippi River, the Quad Cities share a common haunted heritage. If anything, the seam that runs through the region is especially rife with spirits, from the Black Angel of Moline’s Riverside Cemetery to the spectral Confederate POWs of Arsenal Island. Of course, the city centers have their own illustrious supernatural residents – the Hanging Ghost occupies Davenport’s City Hall, while the Phantom Washwoman wanders Bettendorf’s Central Avenue. At Igor’s Bistro in Rock Island, every day is Halloween. Michael McCarty and Mark McLaughlin hunt down the haunted lore of this vibrant Midwestern community.

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Guest blog: Ghosts of the Pandemic (Part Two): Home Front

Michael McCarty here.

I interviewed John Brassard Jr. for several chapters in the book: GHOSTS OF THE QUAD CITIES by Michael McCarty & Mark McLaughlin.

John wrote this 3 Part series, which was published last month in September 2020, this is Part 2 (October 2020) and finish up in November 2020.

Here is the link:

and of course, please check out the GHOSTS OF THE QUAD CITIES Facebook website:

https://www.facebook.com/Ghosts-of-the-Quad-Cities-103021898053505

GHOSTS OF THE QUAD CITIES, co-written by Michael McCarty and Mark McLaughlin. Now available in Kindle, trade paperback and hardcover.

Kindle & Trade Paperback: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07W99R753/
Hardcover: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1540240525/

Divided by state lines and the Mississippi River, the Quad Cities share a common haunted heritage. If anything, the seam that runs through the region is especially rife with spirits, from the Black Angel of Moline’s Riverside Cemetery to the spectral Confederate POWs of Arsenal Island. Of course, the city centers have their own illustrious supernatural residents – the Hanging Ghost occupies Davenport’s City Hall, while the Phantom Washwoman wanders Bettendorf’s Central Avenue. At Igor’s Bistro in Rock Island, every day is Halloween. Michael McCarty and Mark McLaughlin hunt down the haunted lore of this vibrant Midwestern community.

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Guest Blog: Ghosts Of The Pandemic Part One: The Arrival By John Brassard Jr.

(Michael McCarty & John Brassard Jr. at the Ghosts of the Quad Cities book signing September 2019 — photo by Cindy McCarty)

Michael McCarty here. I interviewed John Brassard Jr. for several chapters in the book: GHOSTS OF THE QUAD CITIES by Michael McCarty & Mark McLaughlin.

John wrote this 3 Part series, which will run in September 2020, October 2020 and finish up in November 2020.

Here is the link:

And please check out the GHOSTS OF THE QUAD CITIES Facebook website:

https://www.facebook.com/Ghosts-of-the-Quad-Cities-103021898053505

GHOSTS OF THE QUAD CITIES, co-written by Michael McCarty and Mark McLaughlin. Now available in Kindle, trade paperback and hardcover.

Kindle & Trade Paperback: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07W99R753/
Hardcover: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1540240525/

Divided by state lines and the Mississippi River, the Quad Cities share a common haunted heritage. If anything, the seam that runs through the region is especially rife with spirits, from the Black Angel of Moline’s Riverside Cemetery to the spectral Confederate POWs of Arsenal Island. Of course, the city centers have their own illustrious supernatural residents – the Hanging Ghost occupies Davenport’s City Hall, while the Phantom Washwoman wanders Bettendorf’s Central Avenue. At Igor’s Bistro in Rock Island, every day is Halloween. Michael McCarty and Mark McLaughlin hunt down the haunted lore of this vibrant Midwestern community.

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Written In Stone

WRITTEN IN STONE
by Michael McCarty

(Tammy Pescatelli and Michael McCarty at the Davenport, Iowa Funny Bone Comedy Club – Photo by Raymond Congrove)

Back in the 1990s …

When I worked at Funny Bone Comedy Club doing promotions and occasionally did comedy myself. My coworker was a lovely young lady Tammy Pescatelli. She had just started doing comedy at the time … and it was a sunny afternoon and nobody was around. In the back, outside, the strip mall where the comedy club was located, there was a new sidewalk put in. And Tammy and I went back there and wrote “Tammy P” and “Mike M” and I had her draw a star, because I knew she was going to be a star someday.

The next day .. they redid that sidewalk and erased the names and star.
I wish they would have kept it … it would still be there today.

Since that time,  I stepped of the comedy stage and started writing books. I have had 45 books horror, science fiction and nonfiction published.

(Michael McCarty Photo by Raymond Congrove in the 1990s)

And Tammy’s comedy career has really taken off like a rocket. She appeared on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing in 2004.” In 2010, Pescatelli won Comedy Central’s “Standup Showdown” In 2004, she was a finalist on the second and third seasons of “Last Comic Standing.” She was one of the Final Five on NBC‘s “Last Comic Standing” and appeared on the “Tonight Show” with Jay Leno.

Pescatelli co-created, executive produced, wrote and starred in a reality TV show on WE TV called “A Standup Mother.”

(Comedy star. Pescatelli co-created, executive produced, wrote and starred in a reality TV show on WE TV called “A Standup Mother.”)

If you like this blog please check out these two books … the ebooks are only .99 cents … and they have great interviews too:

Kindle:
Amazon.com: http://amzn.to/2cpr637

Nook:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/modern-mythmakers-michael-mccarty/1008846244?ean=2940153349589

Modern Mythmakers is a collection of 35 interviews from horror and science fiction’s most influential writers and filmmakers, including…
•Ray Bradbury
•Dean Koontz
•Richard Matheson
•John Carpenter
•John Saul
•Graham Masterton
•Joe McKinney
•William F. Nolan
•Peter Straub
•The Night of the Living Dead crew (including John Russo, Kyra Schon and Russ Streiner)
•Elvira
•Whitley Strieber
•and of course, Bentley Little

…and many more.

•Science fiction & fantasy interviews
•Horror legends
•Films and Television
•Inspirational
•Authorship
•Films and screenplays

And

ESOTERIA-LAND by Michael McCarty
The ebook is only .99 cents

Interviews with Justin Hayward of The Moody Blues, Tommy Chong of Cheech & Chong, Terry Pratchett, Mojo Nixon, Bobcat Goldthwait and many more…

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Mike & Cindy’s Date Night For Weirdos

(Cindy & Michael McCarty date night at Igor’s Bistro in Rock Island)

MIKE & CINDY’S DATE NIGHT FOR WEIRDOS
by Cindy & Michael McCarty

So you and your significant other/soulmate/ main squeeze want to get a pizza and watch a DVD or stream or whatever they do these days for a movie.

Dinner and a movie….
an oldie but a goodie …

But you and your better half don’t want to watch some boring Rom Com, or Chick Flick or CGI generated action flick …

You want something cool and fun and different ….

Well, you are on the right website …
because here are 10 films to cuddle up with:

From newest release to oldest release:

The Invisible Man (2020)
Now you see him, now you don’t …

and here is a blog movie review of the film:

https://monstermikeyaauthor.wordpress.com/2020/03/08/invisible-man-movie-review/

The Lost Skeleton Of Cadavra (2004)
Filmed in Skeletorama … LOL

Cindy & Mike have recommended this funky-fun-movie to all our funky-fun friends and all have loved it …

here is a blog movie review of the film too:

https://monstermikeyaauthor.wordpress.com/2014/11/15/the-lost-skeleton-of-cadavra-movie-review/

Cindy & Michael McCarty

(Cindy & Michael McCarty)

Army of Darkness (1992)

This is the third film in the Evil Dead series. Do you need to see Evil Dead or Evil Dead 2 to follow this? Hell no …

It really stands alone, you don’t really don’t need to see the other two to enjoy this Bruce Campbell with his chainsaw hand against the deadites and the walking skeletons (great stop-motion effects).

Cindy & Mike are big fans of Bruce Campbell movies and TV series. We even seen him in Iowa City

Here is a blog about Bruce:
https://monstermikeyaauthor.wordpress.com/2017/10/15/bruce-campbell-in-iowa-city/

(A photo of Bruce Campbell in Iowa City, photo by Michael McCarty)

Pink Floyd The Wall (The Movie) (1982)

All in all
it’s just another brick in the wall …

This movie is dark, trippy, surreal and has a great soundtrack … trust us, you’ll love it

And here is a blog movie review …

https://monstermikeyaauthor.wordpress.com/2014/10/05/pink-floyd-the-wall-the-movie/

And the last movie on our list is:

Psycho (1960)

The tagline from Alfred Hitchcock’s movie was:

“It plunges the screen into a new and altogether different screen excitement!”

Check out this blog review of the movie:
https://monstermikeyaauthor.wordpress.com/2014/10/30/psycho-babble-random-thought-on-alfred-hitchcocks-classic-psycho/

(Cindy & Michael McCarty at the GHOSTS OF THE QUAD CITIES book signing, Book Rack, Davenport, Iowa

If you like this blog … let us know, we might do another one or two or three of them….

and also, if you like this blog please check out these two books … the ebooks are only .99 cents … and they have great interviews too:

Kindle:
Amazon.com: http://amzn.to/2cpr637

Nook:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/modern-mythmakers-michael-mccarty/1008846244?ean=2940153349589

Modern Mythmakers is a collection of 35 interviews from horror and science fiction’s most influential writers and filmmakers, including…
•Ray Bradbury
•Dean Koontz
•Richard Matheson
•John Carpenter
•John Saul
•Graham Masterton
•Joe McKinney
•William F. Nolan
•Peter Straub
•The Night of the Living Dead crew (including John Russo, Kyra Schon and Russ Streiner)
•Elvira
•Whitley Strieber
•and of course, Bentley Little

…and many more.

•Science fiction & fantasy interviews
•Horror legends
•Films and Television
•Inspirational
•Authorship
•Films and screenplays

And

ESOTERIA-LAND by Michael McCarty
The ebook is only .99 cents

Interviews with Justin Hayward of The Moody Blues, Tommy Chong of Cheech & Chong, Terry Pratchett, Mojo Nixon, Bobcat Goldthwait and many more…

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Fantastic Fiction: Michael McCarty Bibliography

The Fantastic Fiction has a great Bibliography of my work …
check it out:

https://www.fantasticfiction.com/m/michael-mccarty/

Just some of the many published books by Michael McCarty. Available Amazon, Barnes & Noble or ordered through your favorite bookstore

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Dean Koontz Book Review

Dean Koontz Book Review:
Velocity
By Dean Koontz
336 pages
ISBN: 0-553-80415-4

Rating: ****
Review by Michael McCarty

Velocity is Dean Koontz’s best nail-biter novel since Intensity.
Set in wine country – California’s Napa Valley, bartender Billy Wiles lives with a subdued existence – tending bar during the day, visiting his fiancée at night.
A once promising writer, he gave up his writing four years ago when his beloved Barbara fell into a coma, she occasionally speaks a few cryptic sentences – but nothing makes sense of what she says.
After work one afternoon someone leaves a note under Billy windshield wipers that reads:

“If you don’t take this note to the police and get them involved, I will a lovely schoolteacher somewhere in Napa County.
If you do take this note to the police, I will instead kill an elderly woman active in charity work.
You have six hours to decide. The choice is yours.”

Thinking that it might be some kind of sick joke, Billy turns to his friend Police Officer Lanny Olsen, who thinks it just a prank. His friend advises him to go home for the night and forget about it. Besides, no actual crime has been committed yet?
Less than twenty-four later, a young blond schoolteacher is found murdered. Than another note arrives and so does tension and intensity level.
Like I said, the novel has the same kind of jolts as Intensity did a decade ago, but Velocity is a more complex and complicated novel, it has a thoughtful edge to all the suspense.
Velocity has everything going for it, a likeable protagonist, a frightening villain, gruesome murders, acts of mayhem and violence, creepy corpses and griping conclusion.
A classic shock-fest. Dean Koontz’s Velocity is high-voltage suspense. You don’t get a story this electrifying unless you bite into a plugged-in toasters with your braces.

Of course, I love a lot of Dean Koontz novels … such as Watchers, The Husband, Whispers, The Taking (I’m been aching to read that one again), The Vision, Night Chills, Dark Rivers of The Heart, Midnight, Cold Fire and still one of my favorites of all time: Twilight Eyes …

I actually got two novels of Koontz tucked away, planning to read soon: Ashley Bell and The City.

And Dean Koontz did an incredible interview for my book:

MODERN MYTHMAKERS:
35 Interviews with Horror & Science Fiction Writers & Filmmakers. …

If you like this blog or my other blogs, please consider purchasing:
MODERN MYTHMAKERS … right now, the ebook and nook are only .99 cents. Links are below:


Kindle:
Amazon.com: http://amzn.to/2cpr637

Nook:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/modern-mythmakers-michael-mccarty/1008846244?ean=2940153349589

here is my shameless plug of MODERN MYTHMAKERS. Please read on:

… please check out Modern Mythmakers. The ebook right now is only .99 cents.

Modern Mythmakers is a collection of 35 interviews from horror and science fiction’s most influential writers and filmmakers, including…
•Ray Bradbury
•Dean Koontz
•Richard Matheson
•John Carpenter
•John Saul
•Graham Masterton
•Joe McKinney
•William F. Nolan
•Peter Straub
•The Night of the Living Dead crew (including John Russo, Kyra Schon and Russ Streiner)
•Elvira
•Whitley Strieber
•and of course, Bentley Little

…and many more.

•Science fiction & fantasy interviews
•Horror legends
•Films and Television
•Inspirational
•Authorship
•Films and screenplays

And in ESOTERIA-LAND also by Michael McCarty (the ebook is only .99 cents too) … there is a 15 page tribute to Dean Koontz by such Giants of the Genre as Bentley Little, Ed Gorman, Charles de Lint, Douglas Clegg and many more….

If you like this blog or my other blogs, please consider purchasing:
ESOTERIA-LAND by Michael McCarty
The ebook is only .99 cents

Interviews with Justin Hayward of The Moody Blues, Tommy Chong of Cheech & Chong, Terry Pratchett, Mojo Nixon, Bobcat Goldthwait and many more…

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Summer Reading (Top 10)

Summer Reading (Top 10)

By Michael McCarty

The 3 Bs of Summer:

Beach,
BBQ,
and Books

And I bet you are looking for some recommendations of good spooky page-turners … including a few Michael McCarty & other horror books to read for your summertime pleasure.

Sure you are ….

But before I get to that list …. here are a recommendation of other authors. .. yes, I do read other authors besides myself.

This my Top 10 Summer Favorite Reads …

1. To The Vanishing Point By Alan Dean Foster.
Frank Sonderberg rents an RV to take his family on a vacation across the desert to go to Las Vegas. On the way, the pick up this beautiful hitchhiker and singer named Mouse and the trip goes to Hell … literary, getting chased by hideous monsters, encounter a demonic gas station, fire breathing cops and ax-wielding rats. Summer vacations don’t get better than this…

It was a tremendous honor that Alan Dean Foster wrote the introduction to my book MODERN MYTHMAKERS …

I also did an interview blog with Mr. Foster and here is the link:

https://monstermikeyaauthor.wordpress.com/2017/03/01/interview-with-alan-dean-foster/

2. Island by Richard Laymon

Several of Laymon’s books are great summer reads including: Funland, The Stake, Bite, The Lake, Resurrection Dreams. Of all those terrific terror reads, my favorite has to be Island to be read at the beach with a beverage of your choice.

You ask why …. read this blog and find out why:

https://monstermikeyaauthor.wordpress.com/2019/05/01/island-by-richard-laymon-book-review/

3. Duma Key by Stephen King ….


 

 

Stephen King’s best horror book to bring to the beach. Grab a brew and blanket and enjoy this spooky novel

Here is my blog about the book:

https://monstermikeyaauthor.wordpress.com/2019/03/01/duma-key-by-stephen-kingbook-review/

4. Beach Blanket Zombie by Mark McLaughlin

This is a great book to take to the beach, especially if you love zombie stories. Beach Blanket Zombie has over 30 tales and some unique ways that someone can become the living dead including through voodoo, nuclear power, viruses, parasites, toxic chemicals and of course the bite from a zombie. This is the reason I like this book so much, so many different ways to become a zombie. My favorite is in “Tears of the Expressionist Aphrodite” which a priest baptizes a corpse and that turns them into a zombie … which I thought of that one.

All the stories are really entertaining and well written and lots of fun if you like zombies. Some of my favorites include “Beach Blanket Zombie” (which inspired the name of my band called Beach Party Zombies), “Three Cheers For The Red, White & Chew,” “Green,” “Arlene Schabowski Of The Undead” (co-written Kyra M. Schon, who played the little girl in the movie “Night of the Living Dead”) and of course, “Zom Bee Cee Dee” (which I co-written as well).

I really dig these twisted zombie tales

5. Forever In Vein by Jody LaGreca

A great vampire novel to read during the summer, spring, winter or fall — but since this is a blog about summer reads, I am including it here. It is a great combination of history and the supernatural in one suspenseful book.

And honorable mentions:

Monster Island by David Wellington
Intensity by Dean Koontz
I Am Dracula by C. Dean Andersson
Messages From The Dead by Sandy DeLuca
Sparrow Rock by Nate Kenyon
Dark Carnival by Ray Bradbury
The Resort by Bentley Little
Helltracks by William F. Nolan
A Summer With The Dead by Sherry Decker
Kiss of A Vampire by Nancy Baker

Still interested in this writer? Michael McCarty … okay … here is some of my books to read in the sun before you burn your buns:

5 BOOKS WRITTEN BY MICHAEL McCARTY WORTH CHECKING OUT:

1) DARK CITIES: DARK TALES by Michael McCarty

This short story collection is only .99 cents as ebook … less than a bottle of suntan lotion

DARK CITIES: DARK TALES by Michael McCarty

Welcome to the weird and wild world of DARK CITIES. You won’t find it on any map, but you will find it between the covers of this book.

DARK CITIES: DARK TALES is the realm of Michael McCarty’s three novellas and four short stories. Inside you will find out why zombies stumble across the state of Illinois in the snow; what happens when an aspiring novelist has an affair with a sexy vampire from Florida; who will win — four teenagers from Texas or giant spiders trying to rule the world in a prequel to Ed Wood’s Plan Nine From Outer Space; the truth about alien sludge creatures that live in the New York sewers; why trolls dwell beneath a stone bridge in a small Midwestern town; and why an Iowa truck driver is delivering a demon south.

Welcome to DARK CITIES, but be warned … you’ll enjoy it so much, you may never want to leave!

Kindle:

US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1688422617
UK: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1688422617

2) LOST GIRL OF THE LAKE by Joe McKinney & Michael McCarty (Grinning Skull Press)

Snakes, Lakes and Skinny-Dipping … what more could you ask for during the summer

3) ESOTERIA-LAND by Michael McCarty

Back again … the first time in almost a decade.
The ebook is only .99 cents!!!

Interviews with Justin Hayward of The Moody Blues, Tommy Chong of Cheech & Chong, Terry Pratchett, Mojo Nixon, Bobcat Goldthwait and many more…

4) DRACULA TRANSFORMED & OTHER BLOODTHIRSTY TALES by Mark McLaughlin & Michael McCarty (Wildside Press)

Two novellas: Lucy Transformed & the title story Dracula Transformed and nine short stories about Dracula and vampires. Some are scary. Some are funny. All of them are entertaining.

5) MODERN MYTHMAKERS: 35 INTERVIEWS WITH HORROR AND SCIENCE FICTION WRITERS AND FILMMAKERS by Michael McCarty (Crystal Lake Publishing)

35 Interviews with the likes of Ray Bradbury, Elvira, Dean Koontz, The Cast & Crew of Night of the Living Dead, John Saul, John Carpenter, Laurell K. Hamilton, Richard Matheson, Joe McKinney, William F. Nolan, Christopher Moore and many more.

The ebook is only .99 cents too

And honorable mention:

LIQUID DIET & MIDNIGHT SNACK by Michael McCarty

As the blood red sun sets over the Chicago skyline, vampire writer – and read life vampire – Andrew Vampire makes his way into WOLF 99.9 FM, an all-night radio station hosted by the beautiful Bella Donna, Goth queen of the airways. Bella Donna does an interview with a vampire for the radio and gets more than she excepted…

A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FIENDS by Michael McCarty

A terrific short story collection with Beatles robots, vampires, zombies, invisible scientists … you will love it

I also have a blog about FIENDS…. and here is the link:

https://monstermikeyaauthor.wordpress.com/2017/09/01/50th-anniversary-the-beatles-sgt-pepper-album-horror/

The books are available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble …. etc etc etc. Below are the links for Amazon ebooks, trade paperbacks on their site too

(Lost Girl of the Lake)

(Modern Mythmakers)

 

(Dracula Transformed)

Paperback: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1479422991/
Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01K815A3C/

(A Little Help From My Fiends)

(Kindle:) https://www.amazon.com/Little-Help-My-Fiends-ebook/dp/B00NCCC6ZU/ref=la_B001JS0L06_1_52

(Nook:) https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/with-a-little-help-from-my-fiends-michael-mccarty/1120321683?ean=9781479403677

(Amazon Trade Paperback) http://www.amazon.com/Little-Help-My-Fiends/dp/1434442470/ref=la_B001JS0L06_1_8?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1403183662&sr=1-8

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Thank you, Joe Collins

Thank you Joe Collins for the review of DARK CITIES: DARK TALES.

Joe & Louise Collins with A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FIENDS

(Photo by Michael McCarty)

This is his five-star review:

“A really fun book to read…

Not my usual cup of tea. Sorry, my idea of horror is being audited by the IRS as I really don’t feel horror or fear for anything I can’t put a bullet or fourteen into—from 600 yards away.
But I’ve known Mike for years—the story is too complex to be told in a simple review. And, I have known some of his fellow authors for years before meeting Mike.
However, I did find myself having a great deal of fun reading this book. I live in the Quad Cities and there is a great deal of inside information about the Cities.
To be a proper review, I reread the book trying to keep my distance and discovered new nuances that I had glossed over because it was my towns.
Support our local authors; they work exceptionally hard to tell good stories. And, in this way, Mike did an exceptional job.”

DARK CITIES: DARK TALES

BOOK ONLY .99 CENTS!!!
DARK CITIES: DARK TALES by Michael McCarty

Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07YMX7BYK/ref US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1688422617
UK: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1688422617

Jody LaGreca author of Forever In Vein and Winter Horrorland also did a great review of DARK CITIES: DARK TALES:

https://monstermikeyaauthor.wordpress.com/2020/03/01/jody-lagreca-reviews-dark-cities-dark-tales/

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