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You love horror, but you love unconventional horror: fictional reality – the horror that you see in everyday life. It’s no fantasy. The Serial killers may be drastic, short of Mephistophelian, but everyone loves a really cool villain, am I right? Do you like speculative fiction? I describe horrible worlds where rodents feed off people like coffin worms do to corpses. If you like a little erotica, I write stories where heathens search for their souls in one-night-stands with equally famished, guiltless sex partners . If you like the above-mentioned topics/plot elements, my upcoming fiction titles will titillate you to the bone marrow.
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Meanwhile, read about my featured book below:
Il Migliore del Mondo & Other Stories
Jeffrey Deaver’s Twisted meets Stephen King’s Night Shift.
Artists want one thing: catharsis. The characters in the following eight stories will go to great lengths to find boundless inspiration, and the more complicated those means get, the bloodier.
It starts with a man called Il Migliore del Mondo, the best in the world at painting portraits for the deity Santa Muerte, whom he is cursed to serve. The story is followed by Painter of Dead Girls, about an artist so inspired by sadism, he puts together a plan to showcase his paintings at the heels of a series of brutal murders. The collection ends with Morbid Destitution of Covenant, a quirky title for a chess match novelette, featuring an ensemble cast of law enforcers and clinicians, all intent on proving that one man in custody is the killer in a series of brutal killings. The stories included in this collection will keep you on the edge of your seat and guessing until the thrilling climax.
The Last Stop (a novel)
The Last Stop is a non-stop thrill ride combining elements of supernatural horror and literary suspense. It takes you into the small fictional town of Acheron, Virginia, teetering on the brink of destruction, sentenced to an untimely demise by a man contracted by one of its former residents. Will the most prolific hired killer on record, paid by the mysterious preacher who claims the town is damned, succeed?
Gabriel, a Filipino-Moroccan contract killer, likened to the angel of death, has set foot in Acheron to fulfill this task. Immediately after getting off at the train station, Gabriel begins his war with the impure. An army of FBI agents, state troopers, and sheriff’s deputies look to stop him, ending the two-decades-long war with the fugitive contract killer. IN PARTICULAR, one FBI agent, Gabriel’s ex-lover, Agent Sonny O’Meara, is tasked to reel Gabriel in or stop him in his tracks before the advent of more tragedy. Gabriel and Sonny’s history as lovers entangles them in an interesting chess match of wits and wills. Agent O’Meara needs to piece together the puzzle—the contract details before it is too late.
Gabriel is haunted by visions of Filipino shamans, mythological deities, and victims’ faces in his nightmares. He goes on this one last job to exorcise his demons and unwittingly keep heaven’s gates open. Gabriel plans to kill everyone who steps in his path. Is he a man besieged by delusional beliefs and hallucinations, or is he humanity’s unwitting savior, the supreme evidence that God truly works in mysterious and sometimes evil ways?
Below (a novel) & Other Stories
Set in Tondo, Manila 2020 and fast-forwarded to New York during the year 2039 post-economic and environmental devastation, the title story introduces main character Luzvimindo Arnaiz. The food shortage and economic fallout resulting from overpopulation and environmental pollution have caused mass instances of homelessness, squalor, and drug abuse. He lives in the slums of Tondo, Manila before an outbreak of societal unrest takes place, and he ends up moving to New York City as a refugee. The fallout from the environmental catastrophe and the new pandemic eventually reaches the United States’ borders. Soon, even New York City is driven to its knees. Min (Luzvimindo) has to battle a traumatic past in order to simply survive by living in the sewers under NYC, making home with the likes of large rats and cockroaches.
When the worst-case scenario takes a turn for the drastically worse, even the underground ceases to be safe for Min. The reader is challenged to assess whether Min’s drug intake is affecting his thinking, or whether the savages have made their way below ground in search of him or other survivors like him, threatening to bring humanity to the brink of extinction.
Other stories accompany this novel. One story, In the Flesh, about a young boy with a capricious gift that manifests his wishes with but a word. Another story, Sex Magic, about a woman who seeks the friendship of a Filipino witch doctor to obtain her lover’s devotion. These stories and more bring superb horror for fans of the genre.
The Fleshling (a novella)
Despite Melchor’s brown skin, his veins are visible, black, and blue, like his blood was stoppered in a bottle for weeks. Or left on the bottom of a scale in a warm room for days. He works in a morgue, drains his old blood, and has been doing transfusions there for decades.
Melchor is a mortician. He’s a Filipino immigrant. He owns a mortuary. His native province is Abra, where an indigenous tribe called the Igorots lived. Melchor moved to the United States many, many years ago. He’s supposed to be old, too old to be living. He’s undead. He does blood transfusions with the dead in his mortuary, replacing his days-old blood continuously. His secrets to immortality can be traced back to what Filipino shamans called “Lamang Lupa” who take the form of humans. These fleshlings transfuse the blood of humans with their own, as Melchor does. They were thought to be extinct. Melchor is the last of their kind.
None of Melchor’s clientele includes the dead from Filipino families. The Filipino community fears him, knowing what he is.
The story is narrated by Suzy Richards, who is Melchor’s morgue assistant. Suzy is approachable, friendly, and unassuming. She loves her boss so much she doesn’t see the inevitable climax coming before it’s too late.
Salome (a novel)
Cleophas Razon is a small-time voice actor and theater actor. He often plays the role of Christ during Holy Week. This time, it is a different story. Cleophas is extended the role only if he agrees to participate in penitensya–in a real-life reenactment of the passion and crucifixion of Christ. In the opening drama, an actor performing as John the Baptist (Rodolfo) has come to town to usurp Cleophas as the darling actor. Rodolfo shares the stage with a beautiful lead actress (Gina) who plays the lead, Salome. Gina is a less-experienced actress with big upside, but Cleophas downplays her to psych her out. When Cleophas finds himself drawn to Gina’s performance of Salome’s legendary “dance of the seven veils,” he begins seeing horrific visions. As Gina’s rise to stardom continues to torment Cleophas, his obsessive fantasies teeter past the verge of perversion. He loses his mind and embarks on a murder spree; he defiles his victim’s graves in an old gravesite where many of the town’s departed residents are buried. Does he perform necrosadistic acts against Gina’s person (more accurately her corpse), or does he get caught by the police before he commits more brutal murders?
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