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Master of the Dead Now Available

19 Mar

I am happy to announce the release of my new fantasy novel, “Master of the Dead”. See below…I hope you’ll check it out!

Master of the Dead

Master of the Dead

Cole Mannering has a terrible power – he can speak with the dead. He sees the dead all around him and it is only getting worse. Before he can begin to understand this affliction, his parents are brutally slaughtered along with his entire village.

Cole and his older brother, Charles, are forced to join the armies of Genna, sworn enemies of Helfland, and become soldiers under the leadership of the fearful General Talwood. It is a life that Cole abhors. He was never meant to be a warrior. Killing is not in his nature, especially given his unique situation.

But, when the enigmatic wizard of Genna, Forir, learns of Cole’s connection with the dead, he enlists him for a dangerous mission. Cole must journey to the Underworld to retrieve a deadly magical item called the “Blood Scabbard”, which imbues the owner to control fire. Forir wants the item for himself in order to restore order to the countryside, but can he be
trusted?

Cole travels to the Underworld where he learns the mysterious source of his power, which unfortunately puts him in the middle of two warring Gods. He also learns that speaking with the dead is only the beginning of his abilities, as they are growing stronger every day. He soon realizes he can command the dead as well.

He is becoming the Master of the Dead, a wizard to be feared. A young adult fantasy novel.

Purchase from Amazon – Kindle Edition

New 4-Star Review of “Swallowed and Other Tales of Horror”

23 Jan

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I am very happy to report a very nice 4-Star review of my short story collection, “Swallowed and Other Tales of Horror”. Here goes!

“just the absolutely best sic writing with a fresh take on each story. It wasn’t the usual junk that you can predict each word verbatim, I am looking forward to a new building block because if he keeps going up which it seems he has the potential to do,he will make & maintain a name for himself(no”the next stephen king crap for him, stephen writes like stephen and crow writes like crow!)step in & up into the “Crowsnest”(his mind)for a warped trip you will enjoy”

Here is a link to the review: http://www.amazon.com/Swallowed-Other-Tales-Horror-ebook/product-reviews/B00A83U9O6/ref=ntt_at_ep_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

Thank you! I hope you’ll consider my work.

New 5-Star Review for “Master of the Hunt”

1 Dec

I am extremely pleased to report another 5-Star review at Amazon.com for my novel, “Master of the Hunt”. Here is the link:

http://www.amazon.com/Master-Hunt-Werewolf-Novel-ebook/product-reviews/B006E8EGL6/ref=la_B006JBSFGK_1_2_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

If you haven’t read “Master of the Hunt”, here is a description:

Revenge is cheap.

Harrison Dale is kidnapped and transported to a mysterious island where he is imprisoned with a group of other victims. There, he learns each has been brought to the island for a deadly purpose – to be hunted and killed by grudges from their past. To make it fun for the hunters, the victims are trained in the art of island survival and given a chance to escape. Before long, however, the others learn that Harrison Dale is different. He’s been targeted specifically by the island owners, barbaric brothers who have hunted and killed everything imaginable, including men. Harrison will provide them with an altogether new challenge. Why?

Because Harrison Dale is a werewolf.

The caveat – Harrison has vowed to never allow the demon within him to rise again, even if it means losing his life. The brothers, however, can be extremely convincing. Can Harrison hold out long enough to escape and not lose his soul in the process?

A horror action-adventure novel.

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I hope you enjoy my work! Purchase the novel at Amazon.com today: http://www.amazon.com/Master-Hunt-Werewolf-Novel-ebook/dp/B006E8EGL6/ref=la_B006JBSFGK_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1354376808&sr=1-2

Gods and Cruel Wizards, Tales of Dark Fantasy is Released

12 Nov
Gods and Cruel Wizards, Tales of Dark Fiction

Gods and Cruel Wizards, Tales of Dark Fantasy (by Nickel Crow)

I am happy to announce the release of a new collection of short fiction, entitled “Gods and Cruel Wizards, Tales of Dark Fantasy.”

Four tales of dark fiction by Nickel Crow, author of “Master of Time” and “Master of the Hunt”. Magic is all about us, whether we choose to acknowledge it or not. There are those who would tempt their fates by practicing black magic, or those who would risk their very souls for a taste of immortality. Beware the paths you tread in these dark pages.

The stories include:

“The Incubus and the Duchess”. The new Duchess of Pemmington Moraine lives in fear of her Duke, a man with notorious ties to the dark arts and cruel magic. But there is more than the Duke to fear. Within the castle roams a mad woman in a grotesque leather mask, and an Incubus that wants the Duchess for himself. The Duchess is forced to make a choice between evils.

“Bone Well”. A child’s curiosity reveals the terrible truth behind the well that has cursed the countryside, and also the evil plans of a cruel wizard in the process.

“On Becoming a God”. A revered wizard-king has grown so powerful that he challenges the Gods and demands to take his place among them. The Gods take notice, but will his demands be met?

“The Will of Nynd.” On the planet Katlani, science has strangled belief in the Old Gods, dismissed as mythology. But once every two hundred years, an eclipse brings stories of Nynd, God of the Night. The young ones no longer believe. Is there still enough faith for Nynd to return for one last journey?

You can purchase it at Amazon.com below:

http://www.amazon.com/Cruel-Wizards-Tales-Fantasy-ebook/dp/B00A5WQFKM/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1352732045&sr=1-1&keywords=nickel+crow+gods+wizards

5-Star Review for “Master of Time”

6 Nov

I am very happy to share the news that my fantasy novel, “Master of Time”, has received a 5-Star review from a reader in the U.K. Thank you so much. I do hope my friends here get a chance to read my work. Here is the review:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/product-reviews/B004ZH3K5G/ref=ntt_at_ep_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

Check out “Master of Time”, a Fantasy Novel.

Master of Time - a Fantasy Novel

Master of Time – a Fantasy Novel

Vampire Squid from Hell

22 Oct

I never thought I’d find myself writing a title like this – “Vampire Squid from Hell”. After reading an article in “New Scientist”, I’ve caught myself intrigued by such a creature. It is not so much the way this particular squid collects its food that makes it so interesting, but the name of the squid itself.

The official name is Vampyroteuthis Infernalis – or literally, “Vampire Squid from Hell”. This creature drags retractable filaments behind itself like fishing lines as it floats through low oxygen water. These filaments collect waste bits, such as feces, from the water, which it then combines with its own mucus to form balls of food. What a way to live?

Here is a link to the original article: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn22299-vampire-squid-from-hell-eats-faeces-to-survive-depths.html

I am fascinated as a writer by all of the imagery this particular name conjures. Are you a storyteller? What sorts of tales might this animal inspire? You might go the crazy science fiction/horror route and develop a genetically modified Vampire Squid from Hell that develops bony teeth and can survive for short times out of water. They begin to terrorize a lost ocean faring vessel.

Or, what if scientists working with human-animal DNA hybridization “accidentally” combine the DNA from the Vampire Squid from Hell with human DNA? What might result?

Or, dig deeper thematically and consider the obsession of a man who has been studying these creatures his entire life, and the lengths he has gone to in order to bring this creature to light.

What stories might you tell? Please let me know.

Maybe I’ll let Harrison Dale encounter some such creatures in a second novel follow up to “Master of the Hunt“. Yes, a werewolf lost in the water with crazed vampire-like sea creatures…

Reviews for Master of the Hunt – a Werewolf Novel

22 May

So happy to receive a 5-star review at BN.com and Amazon.com for my werewolf tale, “Master of the Hunt”. I hope you’ll check out the book, available for only 99 cents at both Barnes and Noble and Amazon. It’s a fun read if you love werewolf stories. Here is one of the reviews:

“I really loved this book.  The writer builds the suspense from page one until finally the werewolf is released.  At the point he reveals himself you are rooting him on.  My only complaint is, the book finished.  the author did leave it open for a possible sequel, I’d love to see another werewolf work of art from this writer and/or another book featuring Harrison.  Read it, you won’t regret it.”

Check out “Master of the Hunt” reviews below:

About “Master of the Hunt – A Werewolf Tale”: Revenge is cheap.
Harrison Dale is kidnapped and transported to a mysterious island where he is imprisoned with a group of other victims. There, he learns each has been brought to the island for a deadly purpose – to be hunted and killed by grudges from their past. To make it fun for the hunters, the victims are trained in the art of island survival and given a chance to escape. Before long, however, the others learn that Harrison Dale is different. He’s been targeted specifically by the island owners, barbaric brothers who have hunted and killed everything imaginable, including men. Harrison will provide them with an altogether new challenge. Why? Because Harrison Dale is a werewolf. The caveat – Harrison has vowed to never allow the demon within him to rise again, even if it means losing his life. The brothers, however, can be extremely convincing. Can Harrison hold out long enough to escape and not lose his soul in the process? A horror action-adventure novel.

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