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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Meet Armand Rosamilia - Horror Author Extraordinaire!

I am very excited about this interview with Armand Rosamilia. The incredibly talented horror author welcomed this intrusion, allowing me to probe into his personal and professional life. So it is with much delight that I share with you the interrogation I put Armand through.




Ladies andGentleman - meet Armand Rosamilia!


Quinn - Could I ask you tell me a little about yourself? Are you married? Do you have any children?

Armand - I am happily divorced, twice. But I have three great kids from the second marriage, so there is that.

Quinn – I like that-happily divorced. I would imagine that’s the best kind of divorce. I have four kids and I think that kids are one of the best byproducts of a marriage/relationship. It’s our ‘spin off’, if you will. Not that being a parent gives you much time to unwind but what do you do for relaxation Armand?

Armand - I'm not familiar with the term. I write all the time, unless I'm reading or hanging out with my friends or kids.

Quinn – Sounds like you have your priorities straight. Myself, I have an awful time trying to balance all of my responsibilities. You mention reading as a precedence, are there any recent works (books) that you admire?

Armand - I just finished "Containment Room 7" by Bryan Hall today. It was amazing, but everything I've read by him is so far.

Quinn – Seems like you admire Bryan Hall a great deal but that said…I know it’s a difficult question…but who is your favorite author?

Armand - As a kid I read everything Dean Koontz put out. Robert E Howard was a big influence as well as HP Lovecraft. They are the go-to authors. I'm a big Brian Keene fan.

Quinn – I’m a huge Dean Koontz fan as well and I love Stephen King, but I have never read anything by Robert E Howard or Brian Keene, I’ll have to check them out. Are there similarities between you and your favorite author(s)?

Armand - Yes. They are brilliant and I try to emulate them. They set the bar for me as an author in style and finding my own voice.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

“Miami Spy Games: Deeper” New short story by horror author Armand Rosamilia




I’d like to introduce you to Armand Rosamilia. Armand is a New Jersey boy currently living in sunny Florida, where he writes when he's not watching zombie movies, the Boston Red Sox and listening to Heavy Metal music. In addition to the "Miami Spy Games" zombie spy thriller series he has penned the "Keyport Cthulhu" horror series, the "Dying Days" series, consisting of - Darlene Bobich: Zombie Killer, Dying Days, Dying Days 2, Still Dying: Select Scenes From Dying Days, Dying Days: The Siege of European Village. His impressive lineup of books includes, but is not limited to – Highway To Hell, Highway To Hell-Extreme Zombie Novella, Zombie Tea Party, Skulls and Bones, Death Metal and several more horror novellas and shorts, with many more coming in 2013.


Armand is also an editor for Rymfire Books, helping with several horror anthologies, including "Vermin" and the "State of Horror" series, as well as the creator and energy behind Carnifex Metal Books, putting out the "Metal Queens Monthly" series of non-fiction books about females into Metal. You can find him at http://armandrosamilia.com and e-mail him to talk about zombies, baseball and Metal: armandrosamilia@gmail.com






Soon to be released on Castle’s In The Air - My interview with author extraordinaire, Armand Rosamilia.






It is with extreme pleasure that I share with you all, Armand’s unpublished short story   “Miami Spy Games: Deeper”. I have no doubt you will enjoy it. 






Miami Spy Games: Deeper

Armand Rosamilia




            Jennifer Sanchez made sure her stationery and pens were all in place on the meeting room table, all lined up perfectly. All within easy reach. She sat down in her swivel chair and flipped through the file before her.
            There was a knock at the door.
            "Enter," she said without looking up. She knew by the tap it was Kostas, her tech guy and one of the key members of this Miami ACES team.
            "What's going on, senorita?"
            "Just working." Jennifer looked up as he sat down in a chair near her. "Can I help you?"
            "I'm bored." Kostas picked up a couple of the pens and tapped them on the table. Jennifer had a sudden urge to snatch them from his hands but resisted.
            "Go find something else to do. I'm busy. Where's Martin?"
            Kostas shrugged. "He's working on that thing."
            "What thing?"
            "You know. That thing." Kostas leaned forward. "What are you working on?"
            Jennifer smiled and placed the open folder on the table. "What am I working on? Nothing." She slid it across to him. "Kostas, I'd like you to meet Diana Marston."
            Kostas picked up the file and leafed through it, stopping at her file photo. "Wow, she's damn hot. Is she seeing anyone?"
            Qué idiota, she thought. "She's an undercover right now, part of the ACES team based out of Jacksonville."
            Kostas smiled. "Close enough for us to meet and have a fun weekend, but far enough away I don't have to worry about her getting all clingy with me."
            "I seriously doubt she would fly down to Miami for you." Jennifer grinned. "I doubt she'd walk across the street to see you."
            "Ouch."

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Midnight Son!

I came across the link for this on Alex Scully's face book page. I thought it looked very interesting. I have an addiction to vampires and just had to share.


                                      http://www.firbolgpublishing.com/dark-cinema-midnight-son/



Like literature,horror films are divided into two camps. There are the gore and bloodshed splatter films. Everything from the Saw series to the classics such as Halloween and Nightmare on Elm Street. The other side of the fence are the dark, Gothic films. These films take their cues from Hitchcock and other masters of suspense and atmosphere. Midnight Son is a highly recommended dark film for those looking for something different in your vampires.



Saturday, January 12, 2013

Sneak Peek!



Unable to contain my excitement I just had to share with you all the preliminary sketch of the book cover for the new edition of my werewolf story. Not only has it been rewritten, I have lengthened it and given it a new title. Originally titled Bipedal, it is now titled “The Magic of Moon Light”. Artist Michael Calandra is the genius responsible for this magnificent work of art. This is a work in progress; I am so looking forward to seeing the finished picture.