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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Long time coming, but here’s a new character interview! This time for the newest entry in Michelle E. Lowe’s awesome steampunk series “Legacy”. If I ever get the money, I seriously want to get paperbacks of this series…

But anyway, the new one comes out today (link at the end of the interview).

 

Travis was fully aware that he likely stuck out aboard the Ekta. To be honest, he had a hard time blending in with most settings, given that he didn’t even bother to hide the tail. Or the hand-like feet. His long red hair was pulled into a ponytail that he, by some miracle, managed to avoid tripping over.

He was here for a specific reason. He had a certain thief to talk to. The half-monkey had heard a little about this Pierce Landcross guy, and truth be told, he sounded like he’d be fun to talk to.

After a bit of looking around, and a few questions to the crew, he was sure he’d found his interviewee. He stepped toward him, tail flicking.

“Hey. You Pierce Landcross, by any chance?” he asked.

Pierce looked Travis up and down. “Bloody, hell, aren’t you a strange sight to behold. Is that a tail? What are you, some sort of monkey? Aye, I’m him.”

 Travis wasn’t fazed by the question, being a bit used to it by now. Instead, his tail kept flicking.

“Okay, awesome,” Travis replied. “I just have a few questions for you, if you’re up for that.”

He shrugged. “I don’t have much to do right now. Be my guest, lad.”

“So, question one…how often have you been arrested? I know, it’s kind of a weird one to start off on, but I’m really just curious, and—I swear, I’m not a cop. It’s just that I’ve had a hard time keeping out of trouble, myself,” the half-monkey said.

“Oi, jumping into the meat of things, eh? All right. The times I’ve been incarcerated isn’t something I’ve been keeping record of. I was arrested with my brother, Joaquin, in Abney Park, when we were just children, and tossed in some orphanage to be used as slave labor at a cotton mill factory. After we escaped, we went in search of our folks, who we got separated from. Throughout the years, we became petty thieves, just trying to get by. We had our close calls with the law, but we were never caught. S’pose when I think about it, I really hadn’t been arrested that often. I was caught returning an infant child to her parents, who was inside a carriage that my thieving partner at the time, had stolen. Then I got myself pinched while I was being held hostage by a psychopath German bloke, who forced me to help break him into a house in Plymouth. To save my skin before he killed me, I called out to the homeowner’s footmen, who took us both into custody. Then there was the time I tried stealing Queen Victory’s necklace from her bedchambers, and that earned me a hunting party on my tail. The Royal guards caught up to me in France trying to flee. And the last time was the worst because I hadn’t done anything wrong, but that’s a story for another time.”

“So, next one…how would you describe your family? Well, okay, I’ve heard about your brother, and he probably raises a question or two himself…but I’m curious about your parents.”

“Before I was separated from them, I was raised in a Gypsy troupe. My parents as well as their folks, and so on, had been raised nomadic. They’re good people, Mum and Dad. They taught their boys how to survive off the land, and how to read and write, which is uncommon amongst us wanderers. My folks, though, are savvy and intelligent people.”

“Alright, so, loaded question time…” Travis said, taking a breath or two. “I understand that Joaquin can be quite a piece of work. Do you resent him at all? I mean, I think I can get it either way. I mean, yeah, the throat slitting thing hurts—been there a few times—but on the other hand, family, and…yeah.”

Pierce rubbed the scar across his throat. “I hated him for years after he tried killing me. We parted ways after his murder attempt, and I hadn’t seen him in years until he unexpectedly came back into my life when he was being held prisoner by that bastard, Tarquin Norwich. Heard of him?” Travis shook his head. “No? Count your blessings, chum. Weeks later, he returned, sick, and needing help. To save him, I needed to bring him to Scotland where we faced all sorts of problems. During our time together, we made amends, so I reckon we’re square now.”

“Alright, so, what would you say is your proudest achievement?” the half-monkey asked, his tail twitching. “You don’t hit your level of notoriety without having some awesome stories under your belt.”

“I think I’m most proud at keeping myself alive all these years. I mean, my life isn’t exactly easygoing. I run into trouble pretty much everywhere I go. There was this one time when I fooled ol’ Tarquin, good a proper, though. He believed he had a journal with a spell in it that would give him dangerous power. What he really had was a forged copy of my doing,” Pierce laughed. “You should’ve seen the look on that tosspot’s face! That was all well and good . . . until the cocker shot me.”

 Getting shot was one of those things Travis was way too familiar with. But now wasn’t a good time to dwell on that.

“And what about regrets? Are there any jobs you’ve pulled that you really wish you didn’t?” His head tilted, and he kept this all in mind.

“Aye. Stealing from the Queen was a rather bollocks thing to do. Not only did I botch the whole thing up, but the stunt boosted my popularity, bumping me up to Britain’s top fugitive.”

Travis was just sort of mentally kicking himself for forgetting his notepad, but would do his best to remember everything.

“So, what do you like to do when you have some downtime? Even if that downtime doesn’t come up all that often?”

“I read whenever I get the chance. I love books. The right story will take me out of my own troubled life for a time.”

“Ah, nice. My sister’s the same way. Alright, so, if you could go anywhere in the world, where might you want to go? And why?” Travis asked him.

“Ol’ Chief Sea Wind, commander of the Ekta here, once told about the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific. I’ll admit, the way he described them made me drool. I think I’d rather like living on a tropical island, inside a simple little cottage with my wife where we can peacefully raise children. Some place where no one knows the bleedin’ name, Pierce Landcross, that’s for sure.”

“In your case, anonymity’s probably a good idea. Seriously, I can get how much it sucks being hunted…And last one. How would you react if you found out that your life was part of someone else’s imagination? If you found out that anytime you’ve ever been put through hell, it was for some writer’s sick amusement?” He sounded mildly bitter about that last part, as if it were something that he himself had experienced many times before.

He stroked his chin in thought. “Y’know something, mate. If it were true, it would make a whole lotta sense.”

“Alright, thanks!” the half-monkey replied, his tail giving another twitch. “Hug or a handshake before I get going?”

“Er. A handshake will do just fine.”

 

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Legacy

Legacy: The Reunion

Legacy: The Underground (NEW RELEASE!)

War of Nytefall: Lost is LIVE!

Posted: September 7, 2018 in Uncategorized

Glory to the Princess General!

Cover Art by Alison Hunt

As the Vampire Civil War of Windemere rages on in the shadows, a mysterious girl appears to deliver mayhem to both sides.

Rumors of old-world vampires disappearing and mortals being attacked by an army of humanoid monsters have reached Clyde’s ears. Still learning how to rule the city of Nytefall as a strong, but fair leader instead of a vicious warlord, the former thief assumes he has rogue agents on his hands. Instead, his people stumble upon Lost, a teenage Dawn Fang looking for her father and aided by a decrepit bunny that might be an animated corpse.  Bounding from one side of the Vampire Civil War to another, this carefree girl will turn out to be more trouble than she looks as all of the demons of her past emerge to get what they have been promised.  Yet, her chaotic actions are nothing compared to the secret of her creation, which will change the very fabric of the Dawn Fangs’ world.

It is time for the womb-born to be revealed.

Book Excerpt: Lair of the Thief

The four-story building looks no different than those around it, except for the window shutters being on the inside. A winged hound statue sits on the flat roof and leans over the eave, its eyes locked with a matching piece across the street. Clyde stares up at the red-eyed decoration while blindly waving to those who excitedly greet him. Licking his lips, he kneels in front of the door and picks the lock in a few seconds. He still pushes it open as carefully as possible in case there is a chain, which he snaps with a simple flick of his finger. The vampire slips inside and nearly bumps into a pile of bags that are leaking silver coins. Closing the door behind him, Clyde is amazed at all of the treasure that is left in the hallway and rooms. A bedroom to his right is filled with jeweled armor that nobody would wear for battle, the metal visibly fatigued from having so many gems fused to its surface. Moving without a sound, he takes in the sight of jewelry hanging from hooks and goblets meticulously stacked to the ceiling. He stops at the entrance to what used to be a bathroom and has now been turned into a storage place for a ten-foot tall fountain that once stood in a Gaian courtyard. Heading for the second floor, Clyde can see that the nearby kitchen has been left untouched by the widespread hording as well as uncleaned. A sniff of the air tells him that the mess is recent and is a combination of chocolate and hot sauce. Unnerved by the unfamiliar pairing, he moves with more caution and keeps his right fist ready to strike.

Reaching the third floor, Clyde hears the tinkling of coins falling and makes his way to the end of the hallway. He is about to enter the room when it finally dawns on him that he probably should have knocked before entering the house. The former thief scratches his head and turns towards the stairs only to look back at the door. With a shrug, Clyde creates an illusion of a loud bang at the front door and leans against the wall. It is only when he glances at the floor that he spots discarded clothes on the rug, including a hydra-skin jacket. Before he can hide or move for the stairs, the door opens and Mab walks out. Muttering curses, the brown-haired Dawn Fang is completely naked and fails to notice her old partner until she is halfway through with putting on her underwear. Neither of the vampires are sure of how much time has passed as they stare at each other in horror and discomfort. Clyde regains his senses and opens his mouth to talk, but he is immediately blinded by a clawed swipe to the face. He slumps to the floor as the burglar gathers her clothes and rushes back into the room, the door slamming hard enough to knock over several teetering piles of treasure throughout the house.

“What the hell, Mab!?”

“Don’t barge into my house!”

“First of all, I broke in. Second of all, are you bathing in coins?”

“I was counting my latest haul.”

“Why were you naked?”

“It’s hot in here!”

“Then open a window.”

“And let a burglar sneak in?”

Get War of Nytefall: Lost on Amazon for $2.99!
Add it to your Goodreads To-Read Lists!

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Start the adventure from the beginning with War of Nytefall: Loyalty!

Cover Art by Alison Hunt

Interested in more Windemere?  Then don’t forget to check out Charles E. Yallowitz’s first series: Legends of Windemere

All Cover Art by Jason Pedersen

About the Author:

Charles Yallowitz was born and raised on Long Island, NY, but he has spent most of his life wandering his own imagination in a blissful haze. Occasionally, he would return from this world for the necessities such as food, showers, and Saturday morning cartoons. One day he returned from his imagination and decided he would share his stories with the world. After his wife decided that she was tired of hearing the same stories repeatedly, she convinced him that it would make more sense to follow his dream of being a fantasy author. So, locked within the house under orders to shut up and get to work, Charles brings you Legends of Windemere. He looks forward to sharing all of his stories with you, and his wife is happy he finally has someone else to play with.

Blog: www.legendsofwindemere.com
Twitter: @cyallowitz
Facebook: Charles Yallowitz
Website: www.charleseyallowitz.com

A Quick Message

Posted: September 4, 2018 in Uncategorized

Hey! So, there are a couple of awesomely creative friends of mine that have been dealing with some financial difficulties (that are bound to get worse). But they’re both on Patreon, and one is the author of a series that I illustrate. If I could afford to, I’d chip in. But my budget doesn’t allow for much of that.

 

So the best I can really do is pimp their stuff!

C.C. Naughton’s Patreon

The Books!

Twinkle Dingle shop on Zazzle!

A different Zazzle shop, for her more activism-related stuff

Or chip in on ko-fi?

 

I don’t happen to have Mark’s Patreon on me right now. But I do have a link to his Etsy!

Okay, I do have his Patreon now.

And he’s on Facebook

 

I think that about covers the linkage. But if you’re into fun, lighthearted stories about fairies, or well-done glasswork, or bizarre stories involving corvids, please check out these guys’ work!

 

I Swear I’m Not Dead!

Posted: September 2, 2018 in Uncategorized

So, it’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything. But I just wanted to give an update as to what all’s been going on.

 

  1. I’ve gotten a new(ish) computer. Not as a permanent replacement for the Macbook Pro, but at least until I can replace the logic board. It’s looking like that was the issue with it.
  2. Book 7 is getting closer to being ready. I just need to format and release it. I’ll also be including a short story about the computer issues, given that that’s a huge reason for its delay.
  3. I’m planning to look over the next three Hell Bent books this coming week…two will round out arc 3, and one is the prequel. I need to get moving on all 3 of those, but I do hope to have the prequel ready to go by December 14th. At least for that, there won’t be comic pages.
  4. Started kicking around ideas for a Hell Bent coloring book.
  5. Another project I’m involved in should be coming out soon. Will promote that once it’s available for sale.
  6. In a stunning case of either ambition or madness, I’ve started on a small cardboard model of the city of Hell Bent. I only have 5 buildings constructed so far, but will resume work on it tomorrow.
  7. I’m doing Inktober again this year. 3 lists of prompts…4 if we count the Kinktober one.
  8. I need to get in touch with people about character interviews, but I do have some of those to post eventually.

I think that covers it for now…but here’s where I am so far on the model stuff.

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The three schools: high school, middle, elementary (can not carve rigid foam to save my life) and Serena’s lab.

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Visions Studios

Next will be: Spencer’s house, the comic shop, the hospital, the yoga studio, the bookstore above said yoga studio, Slade’s cabin, Lorena’s warehouse, and the prison/lab. I might have built this from, say, Legos or something, but I’m on a very strict budget. Which is to say no budget. Also, I’d like to raise a middle finger to that table the models are depicted on. In folding it back up, I managed to slam the table into my toe and then later pinch a part of my arm while retracting the legs.

 

Hoping to post more soon!

 

 

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Title: Mercy Brown Part 2

Series: Mercy Brown

Author: Tiki Kos

Genre: YA Horror/Dystopian/Paranormal

Release: June 20, 2018

Cover Design: Yvonne at Ammonia Book Covers

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39306873-mercy-brown

Blurb:

Humanity is on the brink of extinction.

One month after the events in Goodsprings, Mercy Brown is welcomed into the wasteland that is now the United States. The vampire virus has run rampant across the world. What is left of humanity is scattered.

Separated from Sebastien and Amanda, Mercy must navigate this new world by herself, embarking on a journey to find her friends, stop the vampires, and save the world.

As she fights for survival, Mercy discovers who she can trust. Will she ever be safe again?

For fans of The Walking Dead and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Tiki Kos presents the second part of the YA horror/dystopia saga, Mercy Brown.

Buy Links: Kindle Unlimited

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2J0FSME

Amazon CA: https://amzn.to/2IBqpDw

Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2kdefSC

Amazon AU: https://amzn.to/2LmLyPp

In the Series (Kindle Unlimited):

Mercy Brown: Part 1

Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2KN2XQ7

Amazon CA: https://amzn.to/2IDP0U4

Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2GH4YuK

Amazon AU: https://amzn.to/2GGZa4v

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Author Bio:

I was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. I started working on my first YA novel Daughter of The Night in 2016. The first book in the trilogy.I have been married to my husband Joel since 2015 but together since 2008. I am a  mother of two wonderful children, Aiden (5) and Scarlett (2). When I’m not working on stories, you can find me drinking copious amounts of coffee and eating sushi. In my very rare moments of spare time, I enjoy baking/canning, reading fantasy books, gardening and playing video games.

Social Media Links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tikikos/

Website: https://www.tikikos.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zombiikii/?hl=en

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/16955675.Tiki_Kos

Twitter: https://twitter.com/zombiiki

Giveaway:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

Direct link: http://bit.ly/2I1m5YW

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So, I mentioned that I would have a review here. It’s honestly not that involved of one, because I have a hard time doing so without spoiling stuff. But I did end up reading this book in its entirety today. That said, I enjoyed reading this book and would recommend it to anyone who would like a quick read. I’d also check out book 1. Both of them are quick reads, so getting through both wouldn’t take very long at all. If you’re a fan of vampires, then definitely give these books a shot. And, again, without spoiling anything…I look forward to the next installment, whenever that may be.

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Update

Posted: June 20, 2018 in Uncategorized

So, I haven’t really posted much recently. Things have been going on…like my computer acting up. I’m sure it’s the RAM, and am just waiting for the next set of sticks to arrive so I can return those and order a set with the right specs. The first pair I had tried turned out to be a bust: one stick caused the computer to keep rather than start up properly, the other didn’t even register as being in. But the battery problem is resolved.

Also, the time travel story I was working on for an anthology has been accepted! The release date is set for August 7th! You can find it on AmazonKoboGoogle Books

We’re all still waiting for iBooks and Barnes & Noble. But my story “Screwing With The Timeline For Fun And Profit” will be included, And I hope people will enjoy it (and the rest of the stories involved, of course).

Updates!

Posted: May 24, 2018 in Uncategorized

So, book 7 is *still* not finished. I did, however, finish the sketches for the comic pages as of yesterday.

I’ve also been working on a number of projects, including a story for a time travel anthology. No idea if it’ll be published in the anthology or not.

Also, despite my immense social awkwardness (or possibly full-blown social anxiety), I’ve signed up for an online radio interview today at 4. But it’s free promotion for my books, and to call my budget “shoestring” is putting it very generously.

So for anyone that might be interested…Here’s the show right here

If anyone’s seen my confidence roaming about, by the way, I’d definitely appreciate it being returned to me ASAP. Because I’m incredibly nervous about calling in to the show.