Posts Tagged ‘Jason Warden

09
Jul
10

The “From the Darkside” Charity Anthology is on sale!!

*Reblog from JennyBeanses.net*

Goooood morning everyone. The day is finally upon us, after nearly two weeks of suspense-building madness and excerpts. It’s release day, and I am incredibly excited. I know the writers are as well, so the news is going to hit the ‘Net like a ten-pound hammer.

Everyone who contributed to this collection worked so very hard, and they did it out of the kindness of their hearts. Donating their work to the anthology knowing they would not get paid did not cause any bellyaching or fretting. They all seemed to love the idea of being paid in recognition and gratitude.

So, if the writers aren’t getting paid, who is? And why should you buy an anthology that’s not going to pay its writers?

As I’ve said before, all proceeds earned From the Dark Side will be donated to The Office of Letters and Light, you know the people responsible for bringing us awesome programs like NaNoWriMo and Script Frenzy. And that’s why you should buy that anthology, aside from the fact that it’s filled to the rim with some really great work, the proceeds are going to an incredibly worthwhile cause.

So, after you buy a copy, please help us spread the word to your friends and family. And remember: You don’t need an eReader or Kindle to read the electronic story. You can download the Kindle software for use on your computer or Mac, there are several apps for the iTouch, iPhone, Palm Pre and more that you can use to download eBook or you can simply read it as a PDF or HTML file right on your computer.

Now, where can you buy it? On Amazon and Smashwords for just $4.99.

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19
Mar
10

First review of my short story

I received this review from a woman who recently purchased the Masters of Horror Anthology. My story “Once Seen” is included in the collection. Tia L. Brink had this to say about my story:

Once Seen by Jason Warden is a must read for any fan of Lovecraftian lore and Cthulhu mythos. I have read the story several times already and been blown away each time by the way Warden so easily draws you in, unsuspecting, then traps you in the same mental maze the main character is in. It’s hard to tell where reality leaves off and insanity takes over.

In this story, a lone artist is made vulnerable by his obsessive desire to create, frustration at not being able to do so and a certain amount of guilt over past events. He locks himself away from the outside world searching for inspiration within his deceased parents home.

In the quiet, basement of the house, with little to distract him, he finds the inspiration he’s been seeking. Or rather, it finds him. Aided by the artists degrading emotional state, the way is made clear for something to begin influencing him. Controlling him. Some unfathomable entity, ancient beyond time, willing the works progress from somewhere beyond our perception. One which is determined to cross that plane into our world.

The artist, weakening both physically and mentally, becomes absorbed in the work at the same time it is absorbing him. He realizes the piece he’s creating will become a portal at it’s completion. Some small fading voice in his mind shouts warnings of doom but he is beyond hearing it. Or perhaps he’s only unwilling to hear. The allure of the unimaginable power and mystery of his would be master is too great.

Rather than being just a passive witness to this account, the reader gets to join the artist on his descent into madness. Wardens clean, flowing style gently pulls you in, the tension builds and soon you have no more will to escape than the artist. You have to know what’s going to happen. Will it be the end of all mankind? Or just one man?

Thank you Tia for taking the time. It is greatly appreciated.

Warden

15
Mar
10

Masters of Horror Anthology available for purchase

The Masters of Horror Anthology which contains my story “Once Seen” as well as many other great stories is now available. The print version doesn’t come out till the end of April. but the digital version of the book is available now from Smashwords for $1.99. It’s available in several formats including PDF, Kindle, LRM (sony), E-Pub, PDB (Palm) as well as others. Check it out if you are so inclined. You can get it here

14
Mar
10

Video trailer for The Masters of Horror Anthology

Something the editors of Triskaideka Books put together for the release. The book is due out in late April. I think however, the e-book is going on sale much sooner. I should have a definite date on it very soon.

06
Mar
10

Masters of Horror Anthology update

I heard from many people asking when the anthology is coming out. I just received an exciting update and wanted to share it with you.

1) We are currently line-editing
2) First proof is expected in early April
3) 18 people have graciously offered reviews. In an effort to spread the word about the authors involoved in this anthology and the anthology its self please feel free to spread the reviews on your blogs, facebook, and more. I will post them here as they as they come in.
4) Lee Pletzers, the editor, is in the process of creating a book video as well as a page on the
Triskaideka Books site for the MoH anthology.

I’ll pass along more info as I get it, and if you still want more info now, check the previous posts on this

13
Feb
10

Masters of Horror, Cover and Details

Some of my closer friends and fans already know, but it struck me that many didn’t or wouldn’t unless I just kept saying it, which i would be glad to do but it just sounds like bragging. So I’m putting this out there for once and for all. I’ll give more details as I get them.

My short story “Once Seen”, a Lovecraftian horror tale, has been selected for publication by Triskaideka Books for their upcoming Masters Of Horror Anthology. I’ve had people ask me, when they find out I’m a writer, why I don’t publish my own stuff on the podcast, and the reason is, I always felt like it was cheating somehow. I just simply wanted to have my stuff accepted by someone else, perhaps to validate my time and effort, and perhaps because I just simply worried I was too close to the stories and couldn’t be fair to myself or the listeners.

In short I’m really excited that my story was selected for the anthology, I don’t have a release date as of yet, but here is what I do know. The authors selected will split the royalties evenly, and it will be made available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and a few other places. It will be available as a standard print book, e-book and also as a Kindle download. That’s all I know for now, the contract, from my understanding is on the way. I’ll update everyone later. Here is the cover for the book, I personally think it is perfect.