Memento Mori Release Date!

Memento Mori: Book 3 of the Monstrum ChroniclesRELEASING 



In this prequel to “Vox” and “Aequitas”, readers follow the story of Whitaker Hayward. Whit, an out-of-work architect who is trying to forget his past, is contracted by one of Seraphim City’s affluent magnates, Bloomstein, to investigate a room in a long forgotten house on the outskirts of the city; a room that has no doors. Intrigued by the mystery and seeing a way out of his financial woes, Whit accepts. What begins as a simple investigation soon becomes embroiled in horror as he finds himself returning to places in his past he had long thought were buried and is faced with madness when he finds that the house holds more surprises than one doorless room.



Vox Reading Excerpt

I never realized how ridiculously difficult it could be to do a voice-over for a video without the proper equipment. I’ve been at this project for most of the day, but I finally have an end result. For those of you whom haven’t read my first novel, Vox, please check out this excerpt from chapter 7 that I’ve posted. It’s best viewed at night without the lights on. Oh, and tell me what you thought. It’s my first time doing something like this so… I’d like some feedback! 

I’m in the process of doing my cooking adventure. I’ll have that up for you guys later tonight! Thanks again!



Aequitas! A sneak peek at what’s ahead!

Good Morning!

The last two days, I’ve been able to do get out of bed. Migraine, head cold, sore throat… it’s been a miserable time. Even today, I’m still not back on my feet completely. I’ve successfully used up two boxes of kleenex, drained a pot of chicken soup, and was successful in making my cat sympathetically sick as well. He left little presents for me on my carpet yesterday.

Dreadful as I feel, I have returned to the blog to do what I said I was going to do, update you on what you can expect to see in “Aequitas”.

I don’t want to give too much away but I do want to give you a brief synopsis of who will be returning, the new characters you’ll meet and some of the bloodlines that feature prominently in book 2.


A few times, I’ve mentioned that Reid and Torrent will both be back in the sequel. Unlike “Vox” where we went back and forth between three pov (Torrent’s, Eileen’s, and Sean’s), “Aequitas” will slingshot between Reid and Torrent, whose stories will come together eventually. Torrent was the major protagonist in “Vox” and it was his story that we got to know the most. In “Aequitas”, it will be Reid who we learn the most about.

Aside from Reid and Torrent returning, we will see the return of Eileen (though not as a principal protagonist), Vinh (Akane’s childe), and the Councilmen. Sean and Jill will both return for a short period.


An old ex-Council friend of Reid’s will join him in his adventures. Sassy, charming, and dangerous, Cardea is a Nephythys not to be trifled with. Will she and Reid be able to trust one another after the terrible events that shattered their friendship years ago?

Harper is Torrent’s first fledgling and the one who reported him to the Council of Thema after he destroyed Seraphim City. Harper has been elected as the replacement Citius judge on the Council. But does he have more sinister intentions with his new post?

We’ll also meet Reid’s sire, The Artigiani di Alta, a group of Kume artisans with connections to both Reid and Torrent, and the mysterious Leach, a figure with connections to a series of macabre murders occurring all over the globe.


For fans of “Vox”, you already know how I love to send my characters globe-trotting in my books. In “Aequitas,” the characters will travel to several exotic and dark locations including but not limited to:

Linz, Austria


 Montreal, Canada


Istanbul, Turkey

and finally,


(P.S. Epic stuff happens here.)


In “Vox,” we learned allot about the Citius, Amalric, Savaric, and Haru bloodlines because the characters spent a bunch of time in their home territories.

In “Aequitas,” we will learn more about:

The Elias (Reid’s bloodline)

The Kume

The Nephythys

and The Rain!


A dangerous monstrum unlike anything Torrent and Reid have faced before, zombies (or as Torrent would say “Aegruses”), giant man-eating fish, an underground red market, big guns, more blood, lots of water, and plenty of fire…

Oh yes. It’ll be one thrill-ride of a book.

Next week, I will reveal a few songs from the Aequitas Soundtrack! I’ll also treat you to the “If The Monstrum Chronicles were to be a movie, who would play the main characters?” post. And I’ll be sure to keep you updated on tips, tricks, and other writing-related blog posts as I see fit!

Now, off to revise (and then probably nap!) Hopefully this cold will mostly gone by the end of the week!


[EDIT: There was apparently an issue with the source of some of the pictures that I posted. Everything should be fixed now.]

Happy Halloween!

Good morning and Happy Halloween everyone!

Today is the last day of the special Halloween promo where fans of the fb page can receive a free book and have the chance to have their first names used in Book 3 of the Monstrum Chronicles. Although I have to say I think I was a bit too… hopeful with my first predictions, haha. Though I’m nowhere near to having 125 fans let alone 200, I have had a few more people join the page as well as some increased activity overall. That makes me pretty happy.

I’ve added an extra twist to the game by including this: the first 5 people to post something they liked about the book on the page would have their names included in book 3. This helps me out allot because I’m desperately in need of some endorsements to use for my book when the third printing happens as well as to include on my website. And secretly, I’m in need of some character names, too. 🙂

Because it is Halloween today, one of my absolute favorite holidays, I’m going to share a couple top ten lists with you. My top ten scary movie monsters.


10.) The Village: ‘Those We Do Not Speak Of’ have got to be some of the creepiest creatures ever. While this film was not exactly a horror movie, there were definitely some scary parts, notably the village invasion and Ivy’s encounter with the “monster” in the woods. If you enjoy something with a bit of romance, something a bit scary, and a good twist ending, be sure to catch this movie!

9.) Pan’s Labyrinth: A masterpiece from Guillermo Del Toro, this movie was extremely dark with a story that held you fast and swept you along. The scariest part of this film was the Pale Man, a creature with eyes in his hands, who ate children. I remember seeing this in theaters and not being able to sleep that night. A historical piece with some fantasy woven through out it, this movie is a definite must-see.

8.) The Ring: I remember not wanting to watch this movie because I’d heard that it was extremely scary. I already have a massive phobia slight aversion to scary children so when one pops out of a television screen, soaking wet and starts crawling at you… yeah, that really freaks me out. The movie was downright spooky and to this day, I still worry when I see static on the television screen…

7.) Saw: The puppet… the freaking puppet, people. Puppets are scary and they shouldn’t be trusted. No, it’s not exactly a movie monster. But it still scares me every time I see it.

6.) Silent Hill: Technically there are two in this movie that unnerve me when I watch it. The first is Red Pyramid (sometimes known as Pyramid Head). A muscular bloody guy with a giant pyramid for a head who drags around a huge sword. And the nurses. The only way to keep them from hacking you up is to keep a light on them. Creepy. (And yes, I know Silent Hill was a video game before it was a movie.)

5.) Tremors: The movie was pretty funny but you’ve got to admit, the Graboids were freaky. Just knowing that there is something burrowing in the ground underneath you, something that could break through the earth and swallow you whole? It’s like an earth worm from hell.

4.) Signs: I saw this movie in theaters with a friend. I remembered laughing at the 50’s old time horror beginning. Then there were crop circles, dogs trying to kill children, creepy alien fingers, and Mel Gibson walking through corn fields at night alone. Needless to say, I slept on my living room couch that night because I was too scared to sleep in my bedroom.

3.) The X-Files: Fight the Future: There were many, many scary monsters from this iconic television series. Though the aliens with their creepy black oil, in my opinion, take the cake. I remember watching the beginning of the film and seeing that kid in who got stuck in the hole with the black eyes… again, might just be a part of my evil child phobia but I’m willing to bet that others thought it was freaky, too.

2.) Jaws: One of my absolute favorite scary film adaptions from a book. Anyone who is anyone has seen this classic and has been scared to go into the water after watching it. Though you don’t see the shark until half way through the movie, it’s still one of the most gripping and terrifying films out there.

1.) Zombieland: For those of you who already know about my intense fear of clowns, this should be no surprise. Yes, the zombie clown at the end of the film scared the living daylights out of me. Clowns are scary on their own without being flesh-eating murderous freaks of nature.

So whether you’re in the mood for something amusing and spooky, something that will make the hairs on your arms stand, or something that will just make you scream your head off, take a look at one of these films today.

If you feel like it, share your favorite movie monster! I’d love to hear about it!

Once again, Happy Halloween and enjoy the holiday!