Press Release : From the Case Files of Detective Mansfield by Essel Pratt

Press Release: From the Case Files of Detective Mansfield by Essel Pratt

Katherine Mansfield is a no-nonsense private detective in Mishawaka, Indiana. Adopted at an early age, by a police officer, Detective Mansfield was taught early to never take shit from anyone. Tough as nails, she has been the go-to investigator for the strange and macabre cases that lurk in the shadows in her small hometown.

When Detective Mansfield is called to the scene of an attempted rape, her callous approach begins a journey into a world that she had no idea existed. In a bizarre twist, Mansfield finds herself a victim of love, seduced by the rapist, becoming intertwined in darkness, until a new case beckons her forth. As her investigation sends her deeper down the proverbial rabbit hole, Detective Mansfield discovers the world is not what it seems.

As Detective Mansfield learns of the existence of the ancient text titled Melkal Demban- Khompf de Ghat, she finds herself teaming up with Hugues Kadmiel Christ, Hugh for short, an unlikely guide into the hidden world that conceals the existence of the Leviathan. Detective Mansfield and Hugh work together to stop the Leviathan’s Lacrimation, before the entire world falls beneath its tears.

Lacrimation of the Leviathan is book one in the case files of Detective Mansfield.

Essel Pratt is a master of horror and fantasy, conjuring tales that haunt souls and inspire imagination. As a student of psychology and teller of tales, Essel writes to share the complex nature of his imaginings with the world. His ever-expanding catalog of short stories spans multiple anthologies and collections, ranging from whimsical fantasy to bizarre horror, including everything in between. Dedicated fans have praised his creations, labeling his talents as prolific in substance.

Lacrimation of the Leviathan is Part of Project 26, P26, a series of 26 books, each one representing a different letter in the alphabet, with each letter, in turn, represented a horror-related concept that starts with that letter.

Essel Pratt can be reached at the following:

Website: http://esselpratt.wixsite.com/darknessbreaks

Twitter: @EsselPratt

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EsselPrattWriting

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Press Release: Lacrimation of the Leviathan From the Case Files of Detective Mansfield

Press Release: Lacrimation of the Leviathan

From the Case Files of Detective Mansfield

Katherine Mansfield is a no-nonsense private detective in Mishawaka, Indiana. Adopted at an early age, by a police officer, Detective Mansfield was taught early to never take shit from anyone. Tough as nails, she has been the go to investigator for the strange and macabre cases that lurk in the shadows in her small hometown.

When Detective Mansfield is called to the scene of an attempted rape, her callous approach begins a journey into a world that she had no idea existed. In a bizarre twist, Mansfield finds herself a victim of love, seduced by the rapist, becoming intertwined in darkness, until a new case beckons her forth. As her investigation sends her deeper down the proverbial rabbit hole, Detective Mansfield discovers the world is not what it seems. 

As Detective Mansfield learns of the existence of the ancient text titled Melkal Demban- Khompf de Ghat, she finds herself teaming up with Hugues Kadmiel Christ, Hugh for short, an unlikely guide into the hidden world that conceals the existence of the Leviathan. Detective Mansfield and Hugh work together to stop the Leviathan’s Lacrimation, before the entire world falls beneath its tears.

Lacrimation of the Leviathan is book one in the case files of Detective Mansfield.

Essel Pratt is a master of horror and fantasy, conjuring tales that haunt souls and inspire imagination. As a student of psychology and teller of tales, Essel writes to share the complex nature of his imaginings with the world. His ever-expanding catalog of short stories spans multiple anthologies and collections, ranging from whimsical fantasy to bizarre horror, including everything in between. Dedicated fans have praised his creations, labeling his talents as prolific in substance.

Lacrimation of the Leviathan is Part of Project 26, P26, a series of 26 books, each one representing a different letter in the alphabet, with each letter in turn represented a horror-related concept that starts with that letter.

Essel Pratt can be reached at the following:

Website: http://esselpratt.wixsite.com/darknessbreaks

Twitter: @EsselPratt

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EsselPrattWriting

Press Release: Valentine Wolf New Album: “The Elegiac Repose” Release

Press Release: Valentine Wolf New Album: “The Elegiac Repose” Release

Valentine Wolf has released a new album, The Elegiac Repose! Nine tracks of death positive songs exploring grief and loss with incredible album art by Egregore Design. You can order a physical copy now on their website or a digital copy on Bandcamp page.

Press Release: Night of the Penguins by Dani Brown

Press Release: Night of the Penguins

Overthrowing cults with the aid of a new God

 

A secret cult operates at the zoo Carla works at. They pay doesn’t keep food in her cupboards.  All her clothes are second hand. There isn’t enough money to cope with management, preferred employees, and customers.

Starving before her wages land in her pay packet, Carla walks up the hill to steal some food from the zoo.  She isn’t alone. Induction night for the cult happens at the same place. They need sacrifices to the old Gods to maintain power.

Carla knew management were too stupid to keep power on their own. She didn’t realize the help was supernatural. She hides, looking for morsels to ear. Management know someone is there.

Left with no choice, and nothing to eat, Carla must overthrow the cult. It isn’t a simple case of one bad employer, but many. For underpaid, under-appreciated employees everywhere, Carla stands up aided by a new God.

Dani Brown is the author of “My Lovely Wife” and “Middle Age Rae of F***ing Sunshine” (both out now from Morbidbooks). When she isn’t writing she enjoys knitting and thinking of the finer points of invading Finland with an army of chavs mounted on dingoes. She has an unhealthy obsession with Mayhem’s drummer and doesn’t trust anyone who claims Velvet Underground as their favourite band.

Dani Brown can be reached at the following:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dani.brown.5074644

Twitter: @crazycatlady4

Press Release : Backwoods Bonfire A Horror Collection with a Twist

Press Release: Backwoods Bonfire

A Horror Collection with a Twist

Horrific tales of fright told around a bonfire in during remote backwoods retreats are common among close friends. As each person tests the others’ ability to remain calm and resist the urge to look over a shoulder as the sounds of nature bellow out in the backdrop, only one may claim victory as the most frightening of the group.

Backwoods Bonfire inserts the reader into a group of friends that unintentionally create a case study on what horror means to them, attempting to coerce the others to believe that horror is specific, not fluid. However, one of the friends chooses to prove that horror is as real as the fire they all gather around.

Essel Pratt is a master of horror and fantasy, conjuring tales that haunt souls and inspire imagination. As a student of psychology and teller of tales, Essel writes to share the complex nature of his imaginings with the world. His ever-expanding catalog of short stories spans multiple anthologies and collections, ranging from whimsical fantasy to bizarre horror, including everything in between. Dedicated fans have praised his creations, labeling his talents as prolific in substance.

Backwoods Bonfire is Part of Project 26, P26, a series of 26 books, each one representing a different letter in the alphabet, with each letter in turn represented a horror-related concept that starts with that letter.

Essel Pratt can be reached at the following:

Website: http://esselpratt.wixsite.com/darknessbreaks

Twitter: @EsselPratt

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EsselPrattWriting

Press Release: PUFF 2017

Press Release: PUFF 2017

INITIAL LINEUP ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THE 2017 PHILADELPHIA UNNAMED FILM FESTIVAL INCLUDES CLOWNS, MURDERERS, AND MORE!

 

Badges are now on sale for the 2017 Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival to coincide with the initial lineup announcement for the second edition of the fest, with more exciting movies, guests, and events to be added in the coming weeks. This year, the Unnamed Film Festival has been expanded to include a slate of over 30 short films and features from around the globe, in a larger venue in the heart of Philadelphia.

The fest opens on Thursday September 28th with a pair of features and our Opening Night reception. The evening kicks off with a screening of IMITATION GIRL, a dreamy science fiction film meditating on the nature of self, starring Lauren Ashley Carter (JUGHEAD, DARLING) and directed by by Iranian-American filmmaker Natasha Kermani. Kermani will be in attendance for a Q&A following the screening, which will then lead into the opening night reception with drinks and hors d’oeuvres for badge and ticket holders.

PUFF Media Sponsor, Arrow In The Head will then help us usher in the opening night feature: Damien Leone’s much anticipated TERRIFER! The movie continues the exploits of the homicidal Art the clown from the anthology film ALL HALLOWS’ EVE, with some of the craziest and most creative kills to ever be projected in Philadelphia!

On Friday night, PUFF returns to present the slasher comedy with a twist TRAGEDY GIRLS, accompanied by a prom-themed party. Guests are invited to don fall formal attire for the Philadelphia premiere of this SXSW favorite. TRAGEDY GIRLS follows two death obsessed high school best friends who take murderous action to gain fame on social media — a mix between MEAN GIRLS and SCREAM, starring Brianna Hildebrand (DEADPOOL) and Alexandra Shipp (X-MEN: DARK PHOENIX).

The Friday late night movie is an unclassifiable oddity that could never be found on mainstream screens: Peter Vack’s directorial debut ASSHOLES. Called a “microbudget cross between SALO and THE SQUID AND THE WHALE” by IndieWire, ASSHOLES begins as clever indie comedy before degrading into a mumblecore body horror that would make John Waters proud.

The fest continues into the weekend with such offerings as the Northeast Premiere of CHARISMATA, a stylish and mind-bending serial killer thriller from the UK, followed by a Q&A with director Andy Collier.  PUFF 2017 sticks close to its horror roots with the slasher flick RUIN ME as its late night Saturday feature. Reminiscent of the 1986 classic APRIL FOOL’S DAY,  RUIN ME finds its setting in an immersive horror game in the woods that turns deadly.

As always, PUFF will highlight Philadelphia’s local talent on Sunday, October 1st. Sunday kicks off with the Icelandic supernatural drama RIFT, presented by the Philly based distribution company Breaking Glass Pictures. Our regional spotlight continues with the world premiere of the Pennsylvania slasher film 100 ACRES OF HELL, starring professional wrestler Gene Snitsky, with a cast and crew Q&A. The local program will then wrap with PUFF presented local shorts on late-Sunday afternoon.

PUFF 2017 will take place September 28th to October 1st at the Proscenium Theater at the Drake (located at 302 South Hicks Street, Center City, PA). The festival will also include an art show in the lobby presented by local art collective The Jerks, additional Q&As with cast and crew, and wine and beer at the theater concession stand. Stay tuned for additional announcements, including more guests, PUFF short film selections, and the closing night film!

Badges are now on sale through FilmFreeway: https://filmfreeway.com/festival/PhiladelphiaUnnamedFilmFestival/tickets

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Press Release: JK Franks Kingdoms of Sorrow Audiobook

 

 

The audiobook for Kingdoms of Sorrow has just been released on Audible, Amazon and iTunes. Voice actor Steven Varnum is the voice of the Catalyst series and does a phenomenal job in this production. Check it out, I think you will agree. Please leave a review for us on Audible as well.
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Very proud of this guy.

Our audiobook was once again performed by voice actor Steven Varnum. Steve did a fabulous job bringing these characters to life. Even if you have read the book, I would urge you to check out the audio version. If you have need for a great voice talent please check out Steve’s web site.

How good can a free book be?

Last month I offered a unique opportunity to my subscribers to download any of over 70 books for other authors for free. Many of you took advantage of this and let me know how much you enjoyed it. Some questioned why an author would do this and….how good could the book actually be?

The simple answer… is not so simple. The publishing world is undergoing some tremendous changes right now. Traditional book stores are losing ground to online book sellers. More and more authors are self-publishing instead of going to a major publishing house. Most people don’t realize that authors today have to literally create and audience one reader at a time. The Amazon business model is great in many ways but also very challenging, it does disconnect us from our audience. Offering an eBbook that you have worked months, even years on for a crazy low price or even free is one of the few ways we have of generating lots of sales/downloads in a short time. This improves rankings which, in turn create more visibility and equal more sales.  As an author, it can be difficult seeing your creation being offered so cheaply (or even free) but if you gain a new reader, it is a win for your future work. So, if you see me and others promoting free books from time to time — take a look. For the price of simply subscribing to a newsletter you may find a great new book or a new favorite author.

What are you reading?

I have friends and family members who love to share with me books or authors they are reading and I do the same. Many of you may know by now that if I am not writing, I’m reading. Actually… I always read, even when I am writing. Right now, I am in the middle of ‘Pandemic’ by A.G. Riddle.
This is one I would recommend to you. Perhaps you have read it as well if so, let me know what you think of it. I have no affiliation with this author or his books just like to support good work. In the last few weeks I have also read ‘Armada’ by Ernest Cline, (Great!) ‘Earthcore’ by Scott Sigler, Brad Thor’s new novel, ‘Use of Force’ and an audio book series by Craig Alanson  I’d love to hear from you as well, who are you reading now and what’s your opinion of it?   If you don’t want to email me just respond on my Facebook or Twitter page.
JK Franks – Author, Novelist, Speaker