Okay, as promised, here is where books 1 and 2 can be found. Now edited to include book 3 and a full Arc 1 set! Book 5: Apparition:, is now available for sale!

Visions

Amazon (paperback): https://www.amazon.com/Visions-Hell-Bent-K-Matt/dp/1500260630

Amazon (Kindle): https://www.amazon.com/Visions-Hell-Bent-Book-1-ebook/dp/B010YG2MMI

Lulu (Full-color hardcover): http://www.lulu.com/content/hardcover-book/visions/14875668

 

 

Arc 1 (Books 1-3 in one volume)
Amazon (paperback): https://www.amazon.com/Hell-Bent-Arc-Full/dp/151883244X
Amazon (Kindle): https://www.amazon.com/Hell-Bent-Full-Arcs-Book-ebook/dp/B018701YLS
Lulu (Full-color hardcover):  http://www.lulu.com/content/hardcover-book/hell-bent-arc-1/17612474

 

Deception
Amazon (paperback): https://www.amazon.com/Deception-Hell-Bent-K-Matt/dp/1537010913
Amazon (Kindle): https://www.amazon.com/Deception-Hell-Bent-Book-4-ebook/dp/B01LTASC36
Lulu (Full-color hardcover): http://www.lulu.com/shop/kayla-matt/deception/hardcover/product-23014219.html

 

Apparition

Obsession
Arc 2 (Books 4-6)
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Updates!

Posted: April 8, 2019 in Uncategorized

Hey! So, first up, I’m still around! Book 8 is in full swing. I’m figuring out some new scenes to add, have the first 5 comic pages inked, first 12 sketched, and plan to start in on the other 37 soon. Also planning a couple of writing binges for the prequel this month. The hope is to have both ready for OWS CyCon (May 17-19; more info to come about that later).

 

But for now, I have a takeover on Facebook this Saturday! I signed up for a 3 hour chunk of time that night. Feel free to stop by the Reader’s Lounge and check it out!

Interested in interacting with authors of Fantasy and Sci-Fi? Want a chance to win some awesome prizes and walk away with some great books? The Fantasy and Sci-Fi Reader’s Lounge will be presenting themed events for the month of March!

Join us at https://www.facebook.com/groups/FantasySciFiReadersLoungeas our authors takeover the page to introduce you to amazing stories full of diversity, vampires, cyborg/robots, and more!

• Diversity (LGBTQ, minorities, all abilities/disabilities) – April 3-7
• Admin’s Away, Let’s Play–Wednesday: Short stories; Thursday: Children’s fiction; Friday/Saturday: Drop Everything & Read (DEAR) any genre that has not yet been part of any takeover theme in Feb., March, or on April’s schedule – April 10-13
• Vampires – April 17-20
• Cyborg/Robots – April 24-27

Join us for these exciting events and bring a friend!

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Character Interview: Sebastian

Posted: February 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

Hey, there, and welcome to a new character interview with Trav! This time, he gets to speak with Sebastian, one of the leads in Lydia Sherrer’s highly entertaining Love, Lies, and Hocus Pocus series. The fifth book in the series releases TODAY! Links will be available at the end.

 

‘Hope this is the right place…’ Travis thought to himself as he knocked on the apartment door. He had come by to meet with a witch by the name of Sebastian. The half-monkey’s tail swayed lightly, as he went over the questions in his head. Hopefully, his interviewee was home. Though with his luck, he wouldn’t have been shocked if Sebastian both wasn’t home and didn’t live at this exact apartment.

 

As he hesitated on the doorstep, however, he finally heard signs of movement inside. There was a shuffle, then a crash and some rather inventive cursing. Finally, he heard the scrap of multiple locks being undone before the door finally cracked open. Brown eyes examined him through the gap, one eyebrow raised in question.

 

He waved to his interviewee when he saw him, flashing a grin and flicking his tail. “Hey…Sebastian, right? I was wondering if you’d be up for talking a bit about, like, yourself and your life?”

 

“Well, normally I don’t like to talk about myself, seeing as how very humble I am. But since you asked nicely, I suppose I could make time in my extremely busy schedule.” Sebastian mirrored his grin and opened the door wide, inviting him in with a dramatic flourish. As he straightened and caught sight of Travis’ tail, his brows rose almost to his hairline, but he didn’t comment.

 

Walking into Sebastian’s apartment, Travis was hit by a distinctive, less-than-pleasant odor. And he noticed the mess. It was hard not to. But he shrugged it off, figuring that at least it wasn’t the smell of death. Really, as long as he could avoid tripping over discarded pizza boxes, it was all good.

 

“Alright,” he began. “So, first question…what’s the difference between a witch and a wizard? I’ve seen one used to refer to female magic users, one for males, seen ‘mage’ used for both, and…well, I wonder if it’s, like, a regional thing. But yeah…I’m curious, there.”

 

“I mean, I don’t know how you do it where you’re from, but if you ask any magic user around here they’ll tell you that wizards are the stuck up people born with magic who think they’re better just because, and witches are everyone else who bargain their way into whatever powers they have.” Sebastian laughed, though the skin around his eyes was just a little tight.

 

He nodded, keeping this in mind. “Awesome. Yeah, I figured I’d ask. I know a few magic users, myself, and it’s always sort of cool to see how it differs. So next one: what would you want to tell anyone reading this about your friends? Which I realize just after saying that is totally something an enemy looking for information might ask and I’m, like, really sorry if it came out that way. Anyway…yeah, what about your friends/allies?” Travis asked, running a hand through his long red hair.

 

Sebastian gave him a sideways look, a little mischievous glint in his eyes. “Friends, huh? Not sure I have any of those—I’m a bit much to handle, if you know what I mean,” he said with a wink. “But there is this one gal—a wizard—who has a soft spot for me. I think it’s just because she likes having someone around who appreciates her scones, since she spends most of her time telling me everything I’m doing wrong. But…I dunno, we just seem to mesh well. She’s great to have around in a fight, or if you need some boring information that would take forever to look up. Oh, also if you want someone to annoy. She has the most delicious reactions, I just can’t help myself.” He gave a bark of a laugh, his eyes sparkling like diamonds.

 

“Other side of the coin, now…what about those you don’t get along with?”

 

“Pffft.” Sebastian gave a careless wave of his hand. “I get along with everyone. It’s other people who don’t get along with me. Though…” he paused, a more sober expression darkening his brow. “If you’re out to cause mischief, I’ve got no particular problem with you—I cause a fair bit of trouble myself. But if you’re an evil bastard who goes around hurting people for kicks and giggles, we’ll have what you might call a ‘philosophical disagreement’…the kind that ends with an imprint of my boot on your face.” Sebastian gave a more toothy smile this time, the warmth gone from his eyes.

“I might know a few people that’d deserve that,” Travis replied with a chuckle. “Some fairly twisted asshats…”

 

Clearing his throat, he took a moment to think of his next question. “Is there anything you regret?”

 

Something about Travis’ question must have struck a nerve, because Sebastian’s expression tensed and his smile became brittle. For a moment it wasn’t clear if the witch would even answer the question. But finally his lips parted, letting out strained words. “Regrets are a luxury I can’t allow myself to indulge in. The last time I did, it nearly killed me.”

 

Something about the haunted look in Sebastian’s eye as he spoke betrayed the lie for what it was, and Travis wondered what regrets the man “wasn’t” indulging in. Better, perhaps, to move on from that particular question. He chewed his lower lip a bit as he scrambled to think of the next question. And finally, it came to him.

 

“What, would you say, is your proudest accomplishment?” Travis asked, head tilted somewhat.

 

Sebastian snorted, and a small smile was back, though his eyes still seemed distant. “Back in the day I survived two years living under the beady eye of my cranky old bat of an aunt. Considering how many times she probably wanted to strangle me, I’d say that was quite an accomplishment.”

 

“Okay, now…this is a question that’s been kinda nagging at me since I came in, but about your apartment…is everything okay? Probably kind of a weird question, but it kinda has that whole ‘there appears to have been a struggle’ sort of vibe. Is it a case of just not having the time, or what?”

 

He wasn’t normally one to judge, but sometimes…

 

Sebastian must have thought his question hilarious, because he threw his head back and guffawed. When he finally caught his breath, he spoke between lingering chuckles, “You and my friend Lily would get along well. She doesn’t approve either. Let’s just say it’s a combination of drunken pixie parties and the fact that I’ve got way better things to do than clean.”

 

“Ah, right. Got it. Sorry if that last one got kind of invasive…next one: what would you do in the case of a zombie apocalypse?”

 

“Grab a few things…and a few people I guess…and relocate to the fae realm.

 

Travis raised one eyebrow, not sure how to take such a response.

 

“What? Sebastian asked, spreading his hands wide. “I’m no bleeding heart hero. Sticking around isn’t going to do anyone any good, and it would be detrimental to my health. Plus, I might be able to convince some fae I know to help out…maybe. You never know when it comes to fae.”

 

Nodding, the half-monkey flicked his tail once more. “Alright, last one, then I’ll get going. Is there anything you’re looking forward to in the future?”

 

“Dinner.”

 

“What?” Travis asked, wondering if he’d heard him correctly. That was definitely one he could understand. It was just one he didn’t hear very often.

 

“Dinner. I’m looking forward to dinner. You never know if your next meal will be your last. Besides, I’m going to this awesome pizza place in Little Five Points. I once got chased by a mob of homeless guys there and I had to use fae glamor to distract them while I made my escape. It was pretty epic!”

 

He chuckled.

 

“Hey, fair enough”. Travis stretched somewhat. “Welp. Thanks for taking the time to talk to me, and hoping everything goes well. Handshake or a hug, before I head out?”

 

“Thanks for the generous offer of physical contact, buuut I think I’ll pass,” Sebastian said, an amused expression on his face.

 

Travis shrugged. “Alright, figured I’d ask. Anyway, thanks again for the interview!”

 

And with that, he turned around to leave, tripping over one of the discarded boxes. With a sheepish chuckle, he pushed himself upright again and–a bit more carefully–left the apartment.     

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(Art provided by author, though I’m not sure who the artist is)

You can find Ms. Sherrer on Facebook, or at her website. She can also be found on Amazon

 

Love, Lies, and Hocus Pocus: The Lily Singer Adventures

Beginnings

Revelations

Allies

Legends

Betrayal (Available Feb. 28)

 

 

Beyond The Mask RELEASE DAY!

Posted: January 29, 2019 in Book Promo

The day has finally arrived…RELEASE DAY IS UPON US!

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So, before I get into my promo, I’d just like to give a little shout-out to the three authors who did not end up getting pics. I would share blurbs for their stories, but I don’t have two of them, and didn’t feel right in demanding those…but I also wouldn’t feel right about not promoting their work at all, either. Not only that, but I was actually published in Counterclockwise with all 3 of them.

And those 3 are:

Sarah Buhrman, whose urban fantasy series is just plain awesome (book 3 coming soon), and whose work has also been featured in A Twist Of Fate. Seriously, check her stuff out, she’s great.

Her story, “Super Powereds Anonymous”:

Mute is tired of the villain life and joins a support group for lesser super powereds.
When people start dying, will their “lame” powers be enough to solve the case?

Matthew Stevens, who is one talented dude. I look forward to seeing what he’s written for this one!

and Bob James, another whose work I’m eager to read more of.

Alright, now, we get to my tale in this collection. It’s another one set in the Hell Bent universe. Given how common genetic engineering is there, a superhero story only felt right.

So, my blurb:

Travis Malone is a comic shop employee that happens to have superpowers. When a coworker dares him to put those powers to good use as a hero, he ultimately takes him up on it. Armed with his regenerative abilities, a thrift-shop costume, and sheer force of will, he takes up the mantle of “Travesty”. But when he learns about a string of arsons throughout the city, caused by a being known only as Uncle Nero, will he back down? Or will he find himself playing with fire? 

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Mine was very much based upon issue #107 of Captain America. Since Trav works in a comic shop, a full-on homage to a comic cover felt…right.

Anyway, to grab your copy of this anthology and help in the fight against childhood cancer…

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Beyond The Mask Promo Week Day 6

Posted: January 28, 2019 in Book Promo

Just got tomorrow…and then it’ll be out!

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On this, the penultimate day of the promo for Beyond The Mask, we get into Melissa E. Beckwith’s story “Persimmon: Elemental Caller”.

Blurb: She can call the elements, but will they answer when she needs them the most?

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For more of Melissa’s stuff, you can find it at Amazon

 

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Beyond The Mask Promo Week Day 5

Posted: January 27, 2019 in Book Promo

So, we’re closing in on the release date for the anthology. Again, all proceeds go to the Alex’s Lemonade Stand charity for childhood cancer research!

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Today’s promo goes to Rebekah Dodson’s story “Super Sam”.

Blurb: Sam’s life changed forever the day a car accident exposed her to dangerous chemicals from her husband’s lab. From saving innocent kids to fighting drug dealers with kinetic frying pans, Sam’s determined to put her super powers to good use: the only way a super stay at home mom can.

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To see more from Rebekah Dodson (including another anthology we’ve both been published in, Counterclockwise, check her Amazon page.

 

And the buy links for Beyond the Mask:

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Beyond The Mask Promo Week Day 4

Posted: January 26, 2019 in Book Promo

Promo week continues for this superhero anthology, assembled to raise money for the fight against childhood cancer! This one’s a day later than intended, but we’re back on track!

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So, the next one here is Devorah Fox’s story “Lady Blackwing Gets Her Moniker”.

Blurb: Mercedes is just trying to make her way through life: taking classes, working her shift as a barista, and when she can squeeze it in, writing short stories. Inoculated with a pencil favored by her literary heroes, she finds herself imbued with startling abilities. She can write the imagined future into existence and rewrite the past, but the consequences are unpredictable. After a late-night writing session, a hate crime erupts in her neighborhood and Mercedes is certain that it’s her doing. But does she have the power to right the wrong?

 

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You can find more of Devorah Fox’s work at her Amazon page!

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Welcome to day 3 of the build-up to this book. Have you pre-ordered yet? It’s not too late!

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Today, we go into C.M. Lander’s tale: “Tabitha Bishop: Reluctant Hero”.

Tabitha Bishop: Reluctant Hero Blurb: Tabitha Bishop is blessed with superspeed, super strength, and pyrokinesis, but what she does not have is super energy. She works all day at a bank and when gets home, she’s tired and wants evil to take a night off sometimes. While out on a blind date with Eric Green, she is outed as a superhuman…

Curious? Check out Beyond The Mask when it releases next week!

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You can learn more about C.M. Lander’s work here.

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