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BOOK SIGNING: Shocka-Con Horror Sci-Fi Convention, September 29, 2012, South Charleston, WV

Posted in Book signings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 4, 2012 by Gary Lee Vincent

WV Shocka-Con

Come join Burning Bulb Publishing authors Gary Lee Vincent and Rich Bottles Jr. at the WV Shocka-Con Horror and Sci-Fi Convention on Saturday, September 29, 2012.

Darkened Waters by Gary Lee Vincent

Gary will be signing copies of Darkened Waters – the third installment in his DARKENED Series, along with Darkened HillsDarkened Hollows, and Passageway.

Rich will be signing copies of his latest release – The Manacled – along with Lumberjacked and Hellhole West Virginia.

The Manacled by Rich Bottles Jr.

Both will be talking about and signing their collaborative project:
The Big Book of Bizarro.

For a full lineup of celebrity guests and special appearances, visit http://wvshockacon.com/.

This is a great opportunity for EVERYONE, as admission to the concerts, monster parade, vendor/guest areas are FREE!

When

Saturday, September 29, 2012.

Where

Location/Contact Info:

South Charleston, WV
By the Mound

Event website:  http://wvshockacon.com/

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BOOK SIGNING: Horrorfind Weekend, August 31 – September 2, 2012, Gettysburg, PA

Posted in Book signings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 30, 2012 by Gary Lee Vincent

Horrorfind Weekend

Come join Burning Bulb Publishing authors Gary Lee Vincent and Rich Bottles Jr. at Horrorfind Weekend Friday through Sunday, August 31 – September 2, 2012.

Darkened Waters by Gary Lee Vincent

Gary will be signing copies of Darkened Waters – the third installment in his DARKENED Series, along with Darkened HillsDarkened Hollows, and Passageway.

Rich will be signing copies of his latest release – The Manacled – along with Lumberjacked and Hellhole West Virginia.

The Manacled by Rich Bottles Jr.

Both will be talking about and signing their collaborative project:
The Big Book of Bizarro.

Also appearing at the event will be actors Malcolm McDowell, Tyler Mane, Ray Wise, Denise Crosby, and many others.  Other celebrity guests are listed here.

When

Friday through Sunday, August 31 – September 2, 2012.

Celebrity Room Hours:

  • Friday 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Sunday 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Where

Location/Contact Info:

Wyndham Gettysburg
95 Presidential Circle
Gettysburg, PA 17325
Hotel phone:  (717) 339-0020
Event website:  www.horrorfindweekend.com

★★★★★ “Of Floods, and Fires, and Vampires”: A Review of Gary Lee Vincent’s Darkened Waters

Posted in Book reviews with tags , , , , , , , , on July 10, 2012 by Gary Lee Vincent

The following review was originally posted by Joey Madia on his New Mystics Review Blog at the following link:

http://newmysticsreviews.blogspot.com/2012/07/of-floods-and-fires-and-vampires-review.html

(Burning Bulb Publishing, 2012, ISBN: 9780615623511)


The Horror (or Sci-Fi) Trilogy, based as it is on the classic three-act model, is a time-honored literary tradition. But as satisfying as it can be, it’s hard to pull off through the final act. To sustain the suspense, slowly unravel the details of and maintain interest in the central characters, tease the reader with cliffhangers without creating alienation—these are the obstacles to the successfully executed trilogy.

It’s a well-known mantra in literary circles that “anyone can write a good first act”—it’s all Expectation, initial IOUs (as my college writing professor termed them), and the setting of the large and small events in motion. To those who have read my reviews of Darkened Hills (2010) and Darkened Hollows (2011)— the first two books of the West Virginia Vampire Series—the reasons why “act one” and “act two” of the trilogy work so well are clear: they serve as a wonderful homage to and pastiche of the oft-told tale of the vampire, mixing as they do the larger international lore with the idiosyncrasies and unique people and places of rural West Virginia.

The best we can do as genre fiction writers is to bring something new to the prerequisites and symbol systems of the particular genre in which we write, and Gary Lee Vincent has done that and more, especially in this final installment, which goes from the local to the national to the truly universal (and therefore mythological). Darkened Waters covers several time periods and geographical bits and pieces, overlaying a mythological array of characters both familiar and unique to Vincent’s blood-drenched world in addition to the returning residents and visitors to Melas, WV and its environs. It breaks out well beyond the framework of the first book, which took many of its names and cues from Bram Stoker’s Dracula and Stephen King’s de- and re-construction of it, ‘Salem’s Lot, and stakes its claim to its very own place in vampire literature.

Similar to the strength of the mining scenes in the second book of the trilogy, Vincent’s detailed and vivid descriptions of landscape and its destruction rivet the reader as Nature is once again unleashed on the small towns of Melas and Tarklin, setting in motion an epic battle of Good vs. Evil, Simple Mortal vs. Massive Monster that moves relentlessly and entertainingly toward its climax.

Complete with adult themes and dark matters, ample twists and turns, and a healthy dose of laughs, Darkened Waters delivers on the promise of Darkened Hills and Darkened Hollows and does so in a satisfying and memorable way.

As always, I end with a few words about the multi-talented Gary Lee Vincent: He has published several non-fiction books as well as the novel Passageway and has a background and Ph.D. in Computer Information Systems. In addition to being an author, editor, and publisher of Burning Bulb, he is also a recording artist, with three albums to his credit. I look forward to what comes next.

Work underway for Darkened Hills III !

Posted in Teasers with tags , , , , , on November 2, 2011 by Gary Lee Vincent

Darkened - The West Virginia Vampire Series

Right on the hills (no pun intended) of Darkened Hollows’ release, I am pleased to announce work is underway for Darkened Waters

I’ve completed the first chapter and plotted the dire path into the bloodiest installment yet in the Darkened series (and you thought Book II was intense!)

Blood will flow (like water) in this nightmarish triquel that began with Darkened Hills, as the cambion Cane brothers open up the Gateway to Hell in Melas, overrun the town of Tarklin, and set loose the most evil vampire forces known to man as the End Times approaches.

Stay tuned… things are getting interesting!
Gary Lee Vincent

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