Ritual & Piece of Me

Hey friends!

Another quick blog post this week!

Gonna fire it off fast and lean!

Ritual – holy hell! I ultimately put it up for preorders on the ebooks – I just wanted to make sure it was live on Amazon for October 1st and the response has been amazing! Thinking the $0.99 price point definitely helps!

Check it out here if you want – paperback is live now!


Piece of Me – I’ve sent this one out to a few folks already!

Piece of Me will arrive December 1st. I’ve sent it off to Sodergren for final edits, but if you want to take an early look at a book I am super proud of – send me a message.

Synopsis: Over a decade ago, Kari’s husband and son went hunting and never returned.

As she prepares for another long winter she longs for their return.

Then one day things change. The night creatures who live in the dark have visited the day and a mysterious figure who arrives may hold the key to reuniting her with her family.

For Kari, the question becomes – just how far will she go to be reunited?

  • This is set in the same world as For Balder Walks!



The cover art is outstanding – Mason McDonald adapted a picture taken by my father in law, Peter and it just really captures the emotions of the story.

100 Word Horrors 3 – just a reminder, I have two drabbles featured in this release! Ebook only while the paperback gets formatted for release! A stunning collection of authors.


I didnt do this last week – so here’s some tunes I’m jamming

Phantoms – Designs for You

Really dig this song from Phantoms. Great beat and love the textures!


ARTY feat April Bender – Sunrise

Love, love, love this song! This one brings a smile everytime!


Thy Art Is Murder – New Gods

Off their newest album – this thing crushes.


Sepultura – Attitude (Live in studio, 1996)

What a band this used to be. I dig the new version, but god does this slay.


Ok – that’s all I got this week. I’ll be giving some more information in the next few weeks about some other stuff, but for now – enjoy your weekend!


Here comes Ritual

I’m back! After missing last week due to the trip down to Canmore for the companies 40th Anniversary Celebration, I return for my regular Friday Blog Post Update Thingy!

This will be a super quick romp through some stuff;

Here we go!

Ritual – comes out October 1st, 2019 – no ebook preorders officially, but I’ll be getting the files together next week and will have the date up for Oct 1st. If you want to snag it when it’s live, have at it! If not – no worries!

THIS ONE IS A THANK YOU! – the ebook will be a perma $0.99. This story is super dark, super vicious and depraved. Someone who has read it asked if I’d read Woom from Duncan Ralston as the depravity reminded them of it. Duncan was honoured.

Ebook and paperback available.

The Night Crawls In – thank you all! Carina Bissett was announced as the recipient of the 1st Annual LOHF Writer’s Grant and I’m just waiting on Paypal to smarten up so I can send her the funds! She’ll also be receiving a special hardcover copy of The Night Crawls In as a thanks! Reminder – all sales of this will now be going towards the next grant!

Lastly to close this one up;

While I was in Canmore, I was able to have breakfast with Jennifer Sullivan and her husband Jeff. I can’t recall when me and Jennifer connected through social media, but we did and stayed in touch. It just so happened that they were doing a western Canada anniversary trip and as fate would have it – we were both going to be in Canmore on the same day! We had a fantastic breakfast and it was like catching up with an old friend. It was great meeting Jeff. I had dragged my friend/co worker Walter along as we were driving back after meeting them and the four of us could’ve been confused with people who have known each other our whole lives. Love when that happens.

Even more amazing – Jennifer brought me a gift. She has a friend who is friends with my fav author, Andrew Pyper.

Check out this amazing picture of Mr. Pyper’s bookshelf Demon research section! What a gift. I was in shock then and as it’s sitting four feet to my left, I’m in shock still when I look over at it!


Blown away.

Anyways – that’s all I got. Wanting to keep this one quick and short.

Hope you all have a great weekend!


Now What?

Welcome back friends!

This update is going to be waaaaayyyy shorter than last weeks super colossal mega insanely huge update!

Let’s dive in!

The Night Crawls In

My collection – The Night Crawls In arrived September 1st! It was released specifically to fund the 1st Annual LOHF Writers Grant. Preorders went swimmingly and I’ve been so amazed at how many folks have already purchased a physical!

So here’s a few follow ups/FAQ’s if you well

#1 – none of the sales go to me. On September 15th, the first winner will be announced and I’ll be sending them their Grant! They’ll also receive a special Hardcover edition of The Night Crawls In!

#2 – all sales from release date and here on out go towards future Grants from The Night Crawls In. Us Indie Authors have incredibly detailed sales reports at our disposal. So when I get paid out my royalties, whatever sales from TNCI are from that will be put into the paypal account for it.

#3 – the book is set up for Matchbook, which means if you buy a physical copy, you get the ebook for free!

#4 – there is a three cent difference between proceeds from the ebook and physical. The ebook produces $2.08 while the physical produces $2.11.

#5 – the physical and ebook files have been updated. So an apology to Alex aka findingmontauk1 as I someone missed adding his name to the LOHF team. That has been updated. I’ve also updated it because as of September 1st, the LOHF team added Audra, so I’ve added her there as well! I wasn’t aware of this at all before hand! So both are now listed!

So if you haven’t snagged it yet;


100 Word Horrors 3 Anthology;

You may have seen me post about this, but Kevin Kennedy’s 100 Word Horrors 3 Anthology is now available as an ebook, with physical coming shortly. I have two stories in there, but just look at the list of authors on that table of contents! Go snag it!



October 1st is now coming fast, crazy I know! My depraved novella Ritual will see the light of day then! As I mentioned before, no preorders for this but I’ll keep you posted about when everything is live!


First up my latest Tunes From the Crypt over on Kendall Reviews was featured;

{Feature} Steve Stred’s Tunes From The Crypt #6

This one focuses on Roadrunner and heavy tunes. Good stuff.

As for what I’m jamming;

Killswitch Engage – The Signal Fire feat Howard Jones

BOTH KSE SINGERS ON ONE SONG! YES PLEASE! I’ve always preferred Howard’s voice, but Jesse is coming around. This song rips.


Above & Beyond with Seven Lions – See the End

Great new track from A&B. They keep delivering such emotionally catchy EDM. Love it.


Nasty – Realigion

I recently discovered this band Nasty. Hardcore/Punk/Thrash. Heavy stuff. Hard to really define their genre. I’ve been jamming this album daily, really dig it. So here is the full album stream.


My Facebook Author Page;

RIP to my Facebook Author Page. As most of you know, Facebook is making it harder and harder for pages to be seen. If you’re not paying FB cash to boost the post, it’ll often get buried. I don’t do much marketing and I’ve never been a massive self promoter, so the page just kind of sits there and then on Friday’s I share the blog. If you’re friends with me on Facebook you’ll see the blog anyway and I share it on Twitter and Instagram.

It just feels like a massive overkill to have this whole other page. At one point it made sense to have it, as my athlete page when I was sliding. I was sharing pics and videos of training and behind the scenes stuff that folks never really see.

Now – not so much. I do have a private readers group that I’m going to keep. If you want to join, I’ll be sharing a link on the authors page or just DM for it. I’m going to do some exclusive stuff just for the readers group, but it won’t be like a patreon thing.

By the end of September the author’s page will be gone.

If you’re wanting to stay updated and that’s the page you follow – if we’re not, send me a friend request on FB, or follow the readers group!

Next Week;

Wrapping this up – next week will be blog free. I’m away at a work thing from Friday to Sunday.

So, I’ll see you here again on the 20th!