I have completed the 5additional stories for Something In the Dark (second edition) which will also feature new cover art and be available in Ebook, App-Book and print formats around Halloween!
Watch this space for some major news in September!! And as always, new Free Fiction!!
5 - 7 - 2015
Planning to post 4 new stories this summer which will be added to Something In the Dark when it goes to Print & App editions (I am getting this done, just been very busy!) The Other Kind, Elizabeth, The Tyranny of Heaven (novella) and Red (novella).
Hard at work on The World Between the Walls. My plan right now is to publish the first third in the Autumn as a Free App book, a Work In Progress. It is going to be a huge novel, it might take more than a year to complete! But I'm chipping steadily away at it. I want the final manuscript to be something truly special.
Fresh review for my short horror story collection Something In the Dark! http://horrormade.blogspot.com/2015/04/something-in-dark-vol-1-by-vincent-asaro.html
03 - 09 - 2015
Work on the horror/fantasy novel continues! On Wednesday I will be posting a 6,000 word chapter on the Free Fiction page. This chapter will give a much better idea of the epic scope of the novel. Unlike the sample chapter that's up right now, it highlights the fantasy element more than the horror element but rest assured this is no run-of-the-mill fantasy novel!
03 - 04 - 2015
Deeply entrenched in the new novel. There's a chapter posted but it's just the tip of the iceberg. I will be posting a longer chapter soon which will give a better indication of how Epic this book is going to be. I'm holding back the title but I can say that the story is set in three worlds and follows several characters over twenty years. The pagan god Pan plays a pivotal role.
02 - 04 - 2015
Four chapters into the new novel! So far it's going smoothly. I really feel that I'm on to something! I will be posting a sample chapter soon so keep checking back here!
Learning how to make an App and working on print options for the short story collection Something In the Dark.
02 - 02 - 2015
Four chapters into the new novel! I'll be posting a first draft of Chapter One soon!
01 - 31 - 2015
Three chapters into the new novel! I'm very excited about this one, it is going to be quite epic with an unusual combination of erotic, mythological and horror elements!
The free giveaway of my short horror story collection - Something In the Dark - was a big success! 400 downloads in 4 days! I am now hard at work on the print & App Book editions!
I have updated the Blood & Ink Blog with a new writing post. In today's installment I address the advice to "murder your darlings" Check it out!
Work continues on my big horror fantasy novel due out later this year in print, APP and Ebook formats! Be sure to keep coming back for updates!
Have you read The Green Man - my Free short dark fantasy story? It's still up on the Free Fiction page!
01 - 02 - 2015
2015 has started with a bang! My Free promotion for Something In the Dark - a collection of 21 original tales of horror, dark fantasy and the macabre - generated 200 downloads yesterday! Thanks to everyone who took a moment to download the book - if you enjoy to be sure to post a review on Amazon or your blog! Something In the Dark will be Free through January 5th!
I am now working on the print edition of Something In the Dark and the App-Book version, which will be available through Google Play and iTunes.
My Free short story The Green Man was a big success over the Holiday season. Thanks to everyone who took some time to read it. It's still posted on my Free Fiction page.
I am now working on a horror-fantasy novel to be published later in 2015. This project will include a crowd-funding campaign and will be released in hardcover, Ebook and App-Book formats. More on that soon, keep checking this page! I am also working on a sequence of Free prequel stories which will be posted here.
So Happy New Year, wishing you all good times & good reading!
12 - 22 - 2014
I have posted a Free short story - The Green Man - a dark fantasy Christmas story on my Free Fiction page!
That's it for this year! Happy Holidays to everyone! See you January 2015 with new projects, a new novel and more blogs!
12 - 18 - 2014
The launch of Something In the Dark was a great success! Thank you to everyone who hit up the website, downloaded a copy and spread the word through Twitter! The book is already generating great reviews. If you haven't already, be sure to check it out! 21 original dark tales for only 99 cents!
Shout out to SFSignal for mentioning it in their Ebook bargains round up (it's #392).
Something In the Dark will soon be available on Barnes & Noble.com as well!
I've posted a Q&A on the Blood & Ink Blog about Something In the Dark for the curious.
Check out the Q&A I've posted to celebrate the release of Something In the Dark on the Blood & Ink Blog!
12 - 11 - 2014
Something In the Dark is complete! The Ebook will be available for 99 cents on Amazon.com, Tuesday December 16th or earlier! That's 21 original horror stories for less than $1.00! I'v also added story notes + a special author's preface! There's a small preview on the project page.
The Green Man will be posted soon on the Free Fiction page! This special Christmas themed dark fantasy will be available for free throughout the holidays.
In February I will be releasing a new horror e-novella! More on that starting in January. This is one seriously creepy story!
Later in 2015 I will be releasing a full length horror/fantasy novel. I am very excited about this project, it's a fresh (and twisted) take on a familiar mythology.
As always, keep checking the Blood & Ink Blog for updates. I'll be getting back to blogging regularly soon.
12 - 8 - 2014
Something In the Dark - my collection of original short horror stories - is almost ready to go live! I've added a story, which brings it up to 21 stories, as well as a forward & Author's Notes. Publication will be December 16th! Be sure to check back here for special offers!
I will soon be posting The Green Man - a holiday themed dark fantasy story - on my Free Fiction page.
I've been working steadily on preparing The World Between the Walls, my next horror novel. Look for updates about that starting January 1st.
If you haven't already, check out the Blood & Ink Blog for writing/self publishing tips & horror musings.
12 - 03 - 2014
Something In the Dark is being formatted! This collection of 20 original tales of horror, suspense & the macabre will be available in Ebook format on December 16th 2014!
The Green Man - a special Christmas horror story - is almost finished! Look for this dark and magical fantasy on my Free Fiction page next week!
More writing advice coming soon on the Blood & Ink Blog so keep an eye out for that.
Lots more to come soon! Keep coming back for the latest news & updates.
11 - 29 - 2014
Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!
Lots of big updates:
The release of my short horror story collection Something In the Dark is almost here! On December 16th you will be able to download it from Amazon.com. I'm planning something special for the release so keep checking back here!
I will soon be posting a special Holiday horror story - The Green Man - on my Free Fiction page! This story is turning out to be very special, I can't wait to share it!
What's next? Early in 2015 I will be publishing a new horror novella. I can't say much about it now but it's definitely a story I'm excited about, a really new twist on the concept of a haunting, updated for the 21st Century.
In Spring 2015 Something In the Dark will be made available in a new App-Book edition with additional stories.
In January I will begin work on The World Between the Walls, an epic dark fantasy/horror novel. I will be doing a crowd-funding campaign for this project. The World Between the Walls will be available in print and electronic editions and I am again soliciting an original cover painting from a talented artist. I am determined to never use digital art for any of my book covers!
That's all for now but there's lots of cool stuff coming up in the near future so keep coming back for the latest updates.
Have a great holiday weekend!
11 - 26 - 2014
Something In the Dark is fully proofread and copy edited! This collection of 20 original short horror stories will be available December 16th 2014 on Amazon.com!
I will soon be posting an original Christmas horror story - The Green Man - on my Free Fiction page! This dark fantasy story recalls classic like The Lion the Witch & the Wardobe, The Thief of Always and The Snow Queen. I'm very excited about it!
I have begun work on my next horror novel - The World Between the Worlds. This is a stand alone horror-fantasy that will be available in print as well as electronic formats. More information soon!
Be sure to hit up my Blood & Ink Blog for writing and publishing advice and thoughts on the horror genre.
Have a great Holiday weekend everyone! I'll be doing what I do every Turkey Day: watching the original King Kong!
Editing for Something In the Dark is almost complete. I still have Free review copies to give away!
Be sure to check out the Blood & Ink Blog - writing tips + musings on the horror genre.
There's a Free short horror story on the Free Fiction page and another on the way for the holidays!
11 - 17 - 2014
On the Blood & Ink Blog today: tips on scheduling and meeting deadlines. Every writer should read this!
I am about halfway through second draft revisions for Something In the Dark, a collection of short horror stories due out next month & I still have free reviews copies to give away!
Head over to my new Free Fiction page & read the short story I've posted there.
Next month I'll be posting a special, free horror story for Christmas so keep checking for updates!
11 - 16 - 2014
The website's undergone a bit of a makeover! Fresh pics and some reorganization that includes the brand new Free Fiction page!
So browse around & check things out. There's writing advice & horror musings on the Blood & Ink Blog & my upcoming short horror story collection Something In the Dark - with free review copies available!
As promised: here's a teaser for the final cover art for Something In the Dark! I'll post the whole picture on Monday. What do you think it is? Don't forget I'll also be posting a Free short horror story on Monday!
11 - 5 - 2014
I still have Advance Review Copies (Mobi Fromat) of Something In the Dark, my collection of original short horror stories, to give away to reviewers! Head over here for details!
I have received the official cover art for Something In the Dark! It's really eye-catching (pun intended, you'll get it later, trust me!) and I'll be revealing it on this site next week! So stay tuned. The artist is Timothy Nebel, of Stroudsburg PA, known for his killer tattoos and his dark/surreal paintings.
I am at work doing second draft revisions on Something In the Dark and prepping the final, formatted manuscript.
I will also be posting a new Free short horror story next week, you won't want to miss that!
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I've posted the second part of my series on self publishing. In today's post I talk about literary agents. Is it worth all the sweat to find an agent? Head over to the Blood & Ink Blog and see if it is!
11 - 3 - 2014
I've posted the first in a series of articles on self publishing on my Blood & Ink Blog. After years of sweating it out with agents and publishers I've decided to do it myself. Why now? In this post I talk about how tools like SEO can change your life as a self published writer. If you're thinking of self publishing, you'll want to read this!
Project Update: Review solicitations continue for Something In the Dark. I've had some great responses but I still have copies to give away! If you review horror books check out the guidelines and see how you can get your free advance review copy! The original painting that will be used on the cover was photographed last night and I conferred with the graphic artist who's putting it all together for the final product. I'll be posting the official cover image soon! I think it's classic. Something In the Dark will be released December 16th 2014!
I'm giving away 10 Free review copies of Something In the Dark, a collection of 20 original short horror stories! The review copy is an ebook in Mobi (Kindle) format, it should work on any Android compatible tablet, device or phone. For details head over here!
10 - 25 - 2014
Project Updates! Be sure to check this page on Monday to find out how you can get your Free advance reader copy of Something In the Dark! Also coming next week a Free short story for Halloween! Halloween week is going to be exciting around here!
Project Update! I am beta testing the FREE Electronic ARC (Advance Review Copy) for Something In the Dark and I have to say it's looking really good. Next Monday I will announce the details of the giveaway so be sure to check back for that! On Friday I will be posting the cover for the ARC. Something In the Dark - a collection of 20 original short horror stories - will be released in Ebook format on December 16th 2014!
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Project Update: I am now making the Advance Reader Copy of Something In the Dark. Starting the first week of November I will be giving away copies FREE for online reviewers. next month The Electronic Arc will be available in Mobi (Kindle) format and possibly in Epub format. Keep your eyes on this space for more details! In other news: I am now preparing to write my horror/fairytale novel Vasilisa Part I. Writing will commence January 1st 2015. In April 2015 I will launch a crowd funding effort to finance the project. More news on these projects to come!
10 - 17 - 2014
Project Update: I have completed revisions for the Advance Reader Copies of Something In the Dark and am now putting the electronic ARCs together. Next week I will begin outlining details how you can get your FREE copy of this collection of 20 original horror stories, so keep your eyes on this space!
10 - 13 - 2014
Project Update: I have completed first draft revisions on the short story collection Something In the Dark - available in ebook format December 16 2014 - and will now be putting together an electronic ARC (advance reader copy) for reviewers. Keep your eyes on this space to find out how you can receive a FREE ARC!!
10 - 10 - 2014
Project Update! Work continues on Something In the Dark. Only 6 stories left to edit for the FREE ARCs I will soon be giving away to reviewers! Check out the project page for more details!
10 - 8 - 2014
Project Update! The first draft rewrite for my upcoming short story collection Something In the Dark is half finished! Ten stories down, ten to go! I will soon begin putting together the electronic ARCs which will be available for FREE, so keep checking this space for details!
10 - 7 - 2014
Project Update! Ten out of twenty stories polished and edited for Something In the Dark ARCs. I will be giving away FREE electronic ARCs for reviewers next month, so keep your eyes on this space! See the project page for more details!
10 - 6 - 2014
Project Update : Two more stories have been edited and polished for Something In the Dark! That's six down, fourteen to go. Once this first draft polish is complete I will be giving away Free electronic ARCs (advance reader copies) for reviewers, so keep your eyes on this space! For more information check out the project page!
The edit I'm working on now is for electronic ARCs (advanced reader copies) to be distributed for reviews.
The final edit will be completed by December 1st.
Check out the project page for more info on Something In the Dark.
This is an exciting time for me as a writer. Something In the Dark is a new beginning, as an independent author apart from the publishing industry. It's an amazing feeling to have control over your work and not to have to deal with any interference. I really feel like the sky's the limit!