Friday, December 27, 2013

Hopedale Press Year End Extravaganza!

Hopedale Press is offering all its short fiction at reduced sale prices for a limited time, starting Saturday, December 28th, 2013!  Virtually all short fiction will be between .99-1.99 on both the Kindle and Nook platforms! What better way to welcome the New Year?

Friday, December 13, 2013

My Gift To You: "The Yuletide Spirit", A Free Golgotham Short Story @ LITERARY ESCAPISM

As part of LITERARY ESCAPISM'S "Black Friday" promotion, I wrote a little Christmas short story set in the world of GolgothamIt's called "The Yuletide Spirit" and it was inspired by my dear, departed friend, Del Close (1934-1999), who played The Ghost of Christmas Present in THE CHRISTMAS CAROL at Chicago's Goodman Theater from 1978-1984. While at Literary Escapism's blog, check out their Black Friday giveaway contest, which will be running until Dec. 24th!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013


I will be reading from and signing my new Urban Fantasy novel, MAGIC AND LOSS, as well as LEGENDS OF RED SONJA #1 at Books-A-Million River Gate in Charlotte, NC. this coming Saturday, Dec. 7th from 1-3 pm.

 14151 Steel Creek Rd.
 Charlotte, NC, 28273. 
 Phone: 704-583-1280

Hope To See You There!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

MAGIC & LOSS signing Nov. 10th at Old Books On Front Street!

 Attention Golgotham fans in the Cape fear area! I'll be signing MAGIC AND LOSS at Old Books On Front Street in Wilmington, North Carolina on Sunday, November 10th, starting at 4 pm!  See you there!

Old Books on Front St.
249 N. Front St.
Wilmington, NC.
Phone: (910) 76- BOOKS (26657)

Wednesday, November 6, 2013


      Dynamite Entertainment presents a bold new experiment in graphic

storytelling, as the biggest female stars in the worlds of prose, television, gaming

and comics  gather together to tell thrilling stories from the life of Red Sonja, 

which combine to  make up her greatest adventure yet!  LEGENDS OF RED 

SONJA #1 includes stories  by Bram Stoker Award Winner Nancy A. Collins

and  beloved Batman scribe, Devin Grayson, all braided together by an epic 

framing  story told by Red Sonja scribe Gail Simone! This book is designed to 

appeal not just to fans of Sonja, but also the countless readers of these talented 

writers!  Featuring artwork by  Jack Jadson, Noah Salonga, and Carla 

 Speed McNeil and a stunning cover by  Jay Anacleto! Look for it at your 

local  comic book  store or purchase it directly from Dynamite Comics!

Monday, November 4, 2013

MAGIC AND LOSS Now Available!

Look for Magic And Loss, the newest chapter in the Golgotham series, at Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Books-A-Million, Hastings, and many fine independent bookstores nationwide starting today, Tuesday November 5th, 2013! It's also available in ebook format via Kindle, Nook, iTunes & Google Play!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Revised & Updated Paint It Black Available From Premier Digital Publishing!

After decades spent roaming the globe in search for the undead monster who created her, vampire/vampire-hunter Sonja Blue has finally found in the psychic detective Palmer and the unearthly child called Lethe a family she can call her own. But the new world she has created for herself is forever changed by a brief affair in New Orleans that ends in madness and death, and leave the Other—the murderous, demonic aspect of her fractured personality—stronger than ever. When Sonja receives news that Sir Morgan is behind a string of murders of women found wearing sunglasses and leather jackets, she abandons her ‘family’ for New York City. Once she is face-to-face with the evil vampire lord, will she finally be able to destroy him once and for all? Or will she succumb to the darkness within her and become his queen?  

This ebook edition of PAINT IT BLACK is updated and heavily revised and is now the author's preferred text. It also features an original cover by the talented graphic artist Sean Hartter, who passed away earlier this year.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Celebrate Halloween With ABSALOM'S WAKE 1-3 for FREE on Kindle--Limited Time Only!

ABSALOM'S WAKE: A Serial Adventure On The High Seas

Young Jonah Padgett, fascinated by the romance of the open sea, signs on to the whaler Absalom, under the command of Captain Solomon. Upon rounding the Horn, the crew hears stories of a whale said to be as big as a mountain with skin as black as a bible, and in command of a harem of a hundred females. Captain Solomon wagers that his crew will be the one to make its fortune hunting down the elusive, so-called King Jim. But when the Absalom signs on the native called Koro as a harpooner, the ship finds itself beleaguered by inexplicable disappearances and horrific death, which pits shipmate against shipmate for fear of their lives. While trying to clear Koro of suspicion, Jonah soon finds himself adrift in a fantastical world filled with dolphin-like merfolk and nightmarish were-sharks, endangered equally by inhuman creatures from the ocean’s depths and human fear and superstition, his very life at the mercy of something as old and mysterious as the sea itself.

In Celebration of Halloween, Biting Dog Publications is making ABSALOM'S WAKE Parts 1-3 Available FOR FREE on the Kindle.

ABSALOM'S WAKE Part 5: THE OCEAN BORN is now available on Kindle.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Celebrate the Spooky Season With Hopedale Press!

Celebrate the Spooky Season With A Halloween-Themed Ebook From Hopedale Press!

The Pumpkin Child

Judgment Night 

Wednesday, September 25, 2013


Today--Wednesday, September 25th-- is ordering cut-off for comics shops, so please get your friendly local retailer to order LEGENDS OF RED SONJA, featuring stories by Gail Simone, Devin Grayson and me! If you subscribe to the five issue LEGENDS OF RED SONJA, you get the gorgeous Frank Thorne variant covers! 

Check out the interview Gail, Devin and I did @ Newsarama

And also get a sneak peak at LEGENDS OF RED SONJA #1 @ Comic Vine

Monday, July 15, 2013

LEGENDS OF RED SONJA: A 40th Anniversary Tribute

Dynamite Comics is announcing Legends of Red Sonja, an all-star, all-woman sword & sorcery jam to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the iconic She-Devil With A Sword, at this weekend's Comic Con.

The brain-child of renown comics writer Gail Simone (Batgirl,Birds of Prey, Wonder Woman, Deadpool, Secret Six), the new scripter on the rebooted monthly series from Dynamite, Legends of Red Sonja is a mini-series that brings together such diverse talents as Marjorie M. Liu (The Hunter Kiss series), Mercedes Lackey (The Valdemar Series),Kelly Sue DeConnick (Captain Marvel, Ghost),Rhianna Pratchett (Mirror's Edge), Leah Moore (Albion, Tom Strong, The End Is Nigh), Tamora Pierce (The Song of the Lionesss series), Blair Butler (Host of MSN's Nerdcore), Meljean Brook (The Guardian series), Nicola Scott (Birds of Prey, Secret Six), Devin Grayson (Gotham Nights, Titans, Nightwing), and myself, Nancy A. Collins (Swamp Thing, The Sonja Blue Series, Vamps, The Golgotham Series)

I have been a fan of Robert E. Howard's work ever since I first picked up a copy of Roy Thomas & Barry Smith's CONAN THE BARBARIAN #23 from the spinner rack at the Sunflower Grocery Store in McGehee, Arkansas, 40 years ago. It would prove not only to be my introduction to the sub-genre known as sword & sorcery, but to the wider world of the old pulps, in particular WEIRD TALES, which lead to my discovery of such writers as H.P. Lovecraft, Frtiz Leiber, Clark Ashton Smith, Leigh Brackett, Robert Bloch, and, eventually, more contemporary fantasy writers such as Michael Moorcock and Karl Edward Wagner. I am honored to have been given a chance to add to Red Sonja's mythos and give back to a character that proved so pivotal in my own development as a writer.

Read more about Dynamite's plans for  Legends of Red Sonja here.

Artwork by Jay Anacleto.

Friday, July 5, 2013

SUNGLASSES AFTER DARK On Book Bub for .99 July 5th-7th Only!

Sunglasses After Dark, the first book in the award-winning Sonja Blue urban fantasy series, is currently on sale for .99! Check it out at Book Bub! Sale ends July 7th!

Monday, June 24, 2013

HEART OF THE DRAGON: A Tale of Elric Now Available in DRM-Free ePub & Mobi

Elric of Melniboné, deposed ruler of the ancient Dreaming City of Imrryr, has marshaled a band of sea-reavers in hopes of raiding his his homeland and reclaiming both his throne and his beloved Cymoril from his treacherous cousin, Yrkoon. But before he can do so, he must travel to the fabled Valley of the Dragons, in hopes of procuring a flying dragon of his own in order to lead the assault.

This authorized 'untold tale' was authorized by Michael Moorcock and originally appeared in the shared world anthology Michael Moorcock's Elric: Tales Of The White Wolf (1994).

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Saturday, June 22, 2013

THE LOVE OF MONSTERS: A Paranormal Romance Now Available in DRM-Free Mobi & ePub Directly From the TRUE BLUE Blog


A vampire named Pembroke and a werewolf called Sian break the greatest of all taboos when they fall in love with one another. Now they must flee their own people in hopes of starting a new new life--and a new family--together.

Originally published in White Wolf's  1995 Dark Destiny anthology, this is the short story that prompted me to sue the creators of the Underworld film series.It has been revised to remove all references to the World of Darkness and Vampire: The Masquerade    

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Friday, June 21, 2013

IT CAME FROM LOVERS LANE: A Cthulhu Mythos Story Now Available In DRM-Free Mobi & ePub Straight From My Blog

It's the 1950s and Misty Valley is just another sleepy, All-American town, nestled along the Miskatonic River. Unlike sister cities Arkham and Dunwich, Misty Valley has managed to avoid the peculiar occurrences that have plagued the region since the days of the colonial witch trials. 

That is, until the night Carol Anne Fairweather and her boyfriend, Billy Mahan, parked too far down on Lover's Lane. On that old, foggy night Billy was attacked and knocked unconscious, while Carol Anne was brutally raped by someone--or something--that came out of the woods. 

Now, in order to clear his name, Billy must discover what really happened that horrible night. But can his mind withstand the awful truth he uncovers? Or will he end up as mad as Old Gooney, the crazed hermit who claims to keep watch against the dark forces that would make Misty Valley their own? 

"It Came From Lovers Lane" was a Finalist for the Horror Writers Association's Bram Stoker Award for Best Novelette in 1996

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Thursday, June 20, 2013

THE ONE-EYED KING Ebook Now For Sale Directly From Author In Both Mobi & Epub! No DRM!

The battle between Robin Hood and the Sheriff of Nottingham is over. Robin has been given back his land and titles and granted a royal pardon by King Richard. The Merry Men have disbanded and Robin and Marian are now man and wife. But the peace that has come to Sherwood proves short lived upon the discovery of a trio of horrible torture-murders.

Although Sir Guy of Gisborne is no more, Robin Hood now finds himself facing a new and far more terrible foe--his long-lost evil twin brother, the murderous bandit Tamlane the Dragon, and his own dark, twisted version of the Merry Men, known as The Dragon's Teeth.

Caution: Contains some adult subject matter

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

RETURN TO HELL HOUSE Ebook Now Available Directly From Author (Mobi & ePub)

1927: Infamous millionaire occultist Emeric Belasco disappears without a trace, leaving behind dozens of dead bodies in the rambling, isolated mansion known as Hell House

1931: A team of parapsychologists enter Hell House in order to solve the riddle of Belasco's ultimate fate, only to meet with horror, insanity and death. The doors to Hell House are closed and locked for nine years.

1940: A second team of psychic and scientific experts, including the 15 year-old "Ghost Boy" Benjamin Franklin Fischer--the most gifted physical medium in modern history--return to explore the secrets of the most haunted house in the world--only to find Hell House eagerly awaiting its newest guests. 

This novella was written, with permission from Richard Matheson, as a prequel to his classic haunted house novel, Hell House (1971), and originally appeared in the tribute anthology He Is Legend (Gauntlet Press, 2009). 

Warning: Contains Graphic Sex Scenes

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

THE LOVE OF MONSTERS: A Paranormal Romance Now Available in DRM-Free ePub & Mobi From My Blog

A vampire and a werewolf break the greatest of all taboos and fall in love with one another. Now they must flee their own people in hopes of starting a new new life--and a new family--together.

This is the short story that lead me to sue the creators of the Underworld film series.

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Monday, June 17, 2013

JUDGMENT NIGHT: A Tale Of Terror Now Available In Mobi Or ePub Directly From My Blog

Four bored and alienated teens break into a house on Halloween in order to play a trick on the owner, only to find themselves the prey of a depraved serial killer. Can they survive a night of unspeakable horror and escape a madman's terrible judgment? 

Based on the true-life crimes of Dean Corll and Jack Walls III

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Saturday, June 15, 2013

EASY'S LAST STAND: It's Hard Being A Phone Sex Worker

It's the 1980s and a serial killer known as Butcher John targets Easy's Hot Talk, a phone sex hotline that advertises in the back of raunchy magazines like Hot Milk and Big Bad Mamas. Butcher John is on a mission to rid the world of immoral sluts who tempt men into sin--and Easy is next on his list. But he soon learns that taking out the Hot Talkers is going to be anything but easy.

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Friday, June 14, 2013

HELL COME SUNDOWN Ebook Now Available Directly From The Author's Blog In Both Mobi & ePub

 Sam Hell, a former Texas Ranger turned professional ghostbreaker, and his traveling companion, the Comanche shamaness Pretty Woman, search the high plains in search of Sangre, the vampire conquistador who turned the law-man into one of the undead. 

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Thursday, June 13, 2013

LYNCH: A GOTHIK WESTERN Ebook Now Available Directly From The Author In Both Mobi & ePub

 With his killer’s cool and famous pearl-handled pistol, Johnny Pearl made a name for himself as an outlaw in the years following the Civil War. 

But fame proved hollow, and Johnny soon finds himself on the outskirts of the Wyoming Territory. After one gunfight too many, he is on the verge of taking his own life --until he finds redemption in the smile of Katie Small Dove.

Katie helps heal his broken soul, giving him the strength to turn his back on the gunslinger's life of death and destruction, and build a new future. Within a year he has a wife, a homestead, and a baby on the way, and for the first time in his life Johnny  Pearl knows true happiness. 

Of course it can not last.

Johnny’s idyllic world is suddenly and irrevocably shattered by the arrival of Captain Antioch Drake, a psychotic cavalry officer determined to avenge the massacre at Little Big Horn. Within minutes of  Drake's arrival, the Pearl homestead is ablaze, Johnny's wife and unborn child cruelly slain, and the reformed outlaw left to hang from a cottonwood. 

Normally, this would be the end of Johnny Pearl’s story—if not for the appearance of a medicine show wagon, driven by a strange old man called Doc Mirablis, who claims to have once been a friend and colleague of a certain Viktor Von Frankenstein.

The life and times of outlaw Johnny Pearl are over. But the adventures of the undead gunslinger called Lynch have just begun…

Cover illustration by SWAMP THING artist Stephen R. Bissette. 

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WALKING WOLF Ebook Now Available Directly From The Author In Mobi & ePub!

Walking Wolf a/k/a Billy Skillet is the orphaned son of white settlers, found as an infant and raised to be a proud Comanche warrior. He also happens to be a werewolf. When he loses control of his darker nature and ends up killing the woman he loves and his best friend, Walking Wolf heads out into the White Man's world to learn more about who--and what--he is. This is his story of self-discovery as he travels the Old West, crossing the paths of a couple of deranged serial killers, a traveling medicine show, a vampire gunslinger, even a fellow werewolf, as well as such historical figures as Quanah Parker and Sitting Bull. But all the dangers he finds himself facing, none is as deadly as the bounty hunter known as Witchfinder Jones, who holds the secret of Walking Wolf's origins. 

Award-winning novelist Nancy A. Collins, author of Sunglasses After Dark, spins a tale of strange doings on the high plains, in the vein of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.

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