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New Promotional Art Gallery Up At Matthewkeville.com!

Hey, all!

I’ve assembled all of the promotional art for my work into a single gallery over at matthewkeville.com, complete with links to the works themselves.

Check it out!

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Dreams of the Boardwalk News

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Big news, everybody!  The first draft of Dreams of the Boardwalk has been completed!

Starting tomorrow, I’m going to be posting one chapter at a time, updates on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  I already have some ideas for what I’m going to do with the second draft, but I would very much like to hear from all of you.  Please read and review!

Meanwhile, if you’ll look above, you’ll see Ruben de Vela‘s latest draft of the cover art.  Lovin’ it so far.

Stay tuned!

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Bridget and the Banshee

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Another work by the inestimable MJ Barros, this picture captures the characters from my short story Changeling in a tender moment.

On the left, you have Bridget Flanagan, an Irish peasant woman, no longer young.  She’s seen her husband into his grave…and only recently figured out why she never got as “silly” over him as other girls got over the lads when they were young.

On the right is a banshee, one of the Good Folk, a spirit of death.  A creature of terrible power compared to the mortal before her, she’s finding it very strange that she’s the one who feels shy and vulnerable right now:

“What do you think I am?” [The banshee] demanded. “A nymph? A dryad? Some elf-lady who sits on a cushion all day listening to her charmed mortal poets making verses for her? I’m a death-spirit!” Then her voice lost its strength, and the next words came out sounding suspiciously like sobs. “I’m hideous! No mortal can bear the sight of me, let alone actually want to stay with me! Oh, you’d put on a brave face for a time, but all the while you’d be looking for some way to get yourself free!”

Was that all? Oh, it’d be one thing if she’d be struck blind or dead to look at her new bride, but the silly creature was just talking about ugly, and what was a bit of ugly? Did the poor thing think Jimmy had been some golden-haired angel?

“Well now…” Bridget said as she climbed to her feet (saints have mercy on her knees!). “Why don’t you let me be the judge of what I can bear?”

She reached for the banshee’s hood, and the spirit actually flinched away from her.

“Don’t…”

“Easy now,” Bridget soothed. “This won’t hurt.”

With a sigh, the banshee closed its eerie blue eyes, and let Bridget take hold of the hood. She drew it back slowly, just in case blind or dead were still options, but then she saw her sweetheart’s face and she smiled.

Like her hands, the banshee’s face was nothing but a normal woman’s. A rather handsome one, actually, with a strong jaw and gray hair cropped mannishly short.

“Oh, aye, hideous you are…” Bridget grinned.

The banshee flinched again, and Bridget hurried to reach her point.

“…when you stand next to Queen Mab all day, as I’m sure you must. Here among us mortals, you just look like your younger days are behind you, and sure, isn’t that what being mortal is? You’re a handsome woman.”

Then, before the banshee could open her eyes, Bridget Flanagan leaned in and kissed her.

 

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Turning The Curse Part 1 is Now Available on Amazon, and Free to Download!

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A brand new story up on Amazon for the first time in far too long! Here is the Amazon blurb:

It’s May Eve, and the full moon is shining down. Elizabeth Shipton is walking the moors outside McAllister’s Mill, and she is afraid.

For a beast has been harrying McAllister’s Mill for months – a werewolf. A half-human shape is spotted under the full moon, then, in the morning, half-human paw prints are found around ravaged flocks and herds.

No people have been killed yet, but Elizabeth fears that by coming out on this night, she may be volunteering to be the first. But that is a risk she must take, for she, alone out of all the people in McAllister’s Mill, knows who the werewolf is: the man she loves, William Archer.

Elizabeth doesn’t have the power or the skill to either fight the werewolf or protect him from his hunters, but there is one way she can save him: the werewolf’s blood rage cannot be stopped, but it can be redirected into other passions. To save the man she loves and the people of her town, Elizabeth Shipton offers herself up to the werewolf’s wild passions…and is shocked to find her own passions responding.

An homage to Hammer Films, Turning the Curse is an erotic supernatural romance.

Check out the updated Grindhouse page, the Turning the Curse main page, Turning the Curse Part 1’s home page, or just go straight to Amazon and download yourself a free copy. And as always, while you’re there, check out the rest of the library!

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Changeling Is Available for Free Download Now Through Thursday!

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I thought that I’d change it up a little this week, and have the featured story be a romance instead of horror. Of course, being who I am, even the romance is a bit uncanny.

If you want to see what I mean, head on over and download yourself a free copy of Changeling from Amazon.

And while you’re there, of course, check out the rest of the library.

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