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Vampires walk among us. Appraising our houses, policing our neighborhoods, crossing our borders. We understand there will be biting and an occasional conversion. These are small sacrifices for the sexy thrill. We do worry about vampires popping up in positions of power. They are evolved, difficult to slay, not as sexy. A backlash grows; but are we far too late?


Victor Thetherson is nearly cured. The treatment buries the charisma and confidence that only vampirism seems able to resurrect, and snuffs his rekindled love affair with ex-wife Barbara. Victor can’t trust himself as a vampire and doesn’t want to live with himself otherwise.


Eugene Foreman dispenses wisdom on his Sage Slayer site, offs vamps when convenient, and romances Victor and Barbara’s daughter, Amberly. His sensei, the Civil War Soldier, begs Eugene to slay Victor before he realizes his deadly inheritance.


Victor versus Eugene, round two in an ancient war. With Morbius Reborn, our time at the top of the food chain is coming to an end.




What initially got you interested in writing?


Jason: I was initially interested in Allan. He was interested in writing. So that interested me.


Allan: Jason is such a storyteller. But yes I was interested, what can I tell you. I wrote in his coffeeshop and listened to him entertain customers with reckless tales from his youth, and from his adulthood. So one day I sez to him, “Hey coffee jockey, you should write down some of those stories. In case you…you know…”


Jason: “Move?” I said. But I knew what he meant. Allan was afraid I’d find some other writer to get with.


How did you decide to make the move into becoming a published author?


Allan: The book clubs did it. First, making 12 copies of our book at Kinko’s got to be a drag.


Jason: On the bright side, it encouraged us to cut our word count. Printing War & Peace is expensive.


Allan: And then the feedback we were receiving told us we were on to something.


Jason: We have guest-hosted 10 different book clubs for our various novels. Initially, we were afraid we would only receive watered-down compliments. But it turns out book club women will tell you exactly what they think. To your face.


Allan: We were running 80:20 positive. We figured that’s about as good as it gets.


What do you want readers to take away from reading your works?


Jason: The same thing we take away from writing them. The thrill of a great story.


Allan: We’re immersed in the worlds we create. That’s one of the great things about writing together – always having someone eager to talk about the story lines and speculate which way things are going to go. Vampire Vic is our first trilogy or series and we have grooved on the opportunity to expand and explore this world.


What do you find most rewarding about writing?


Jason: Getting a ‘wow’ from Allan.


Allan: Wow, I didn’t know you felt that way.


Jason: Ah, that felt good.


Allan: Nice – are you reliving a moment?


Jason: No, you wow’d me just now.


Allan: I did? Wow. Was it something I wrote?


Jason: Nope. But you definitely make me say ‘wow’ with some of your scenes.


Allan: Well thank you. That is very rewarding.


What do you find most challenging about writing?


Jason: Time. A lot of people would love to write a novel. But making time is a killer. Allan helps me “make” time. Some role-modeling, a bit of public shame, and lots of nagging. “Alright, honey! You’ll have my chapter in the morning!”


Allan: For me? Not blowing up when Jason edits a scene I wrote. I have ’Nam-like flashbacks to English comp when I’d get my paper back with all those red marks.


Jason: Allan has led a very sheltered life. Sometimes his analogies are inappropriate, I apologize. There is nothing ’Nam-like about our writing process.


Allan: I feel like I just got my chapter back, thick with red marks. Like blood, Jason, this interview is covered in blood!


Jason: Okay I will use a blue pen from now on.


What advice would you give to people wanting to enter the field?


Jason: Get a writing partner. Honestly, it’s the only way to go.


Allan: Twice the creativity, double the output. Your own built-in focus group.


Jason: Actually you should come write with us. There is strength in numbers, my friends. The more writers we add, the less competition we face. We will become a writing monopoly, an author cartel!


Allan: Harris Gray & Co.


Is there anything else besides writing you think people would find interesting about you?


Allan: Jason owns Crowfoot Valley Coffee and the Crowbar here in Castle Rock, Colorado. The best espresso I’ve ever had, and 9 taps of delicious craft beer. It’s the ultimate home office.


Jason: Sometimes Allan treats it a little too much like home. I have to remind him not to call my baristas “sweetums” and ask for backrubs to “release the creative juices.” That’s something you should know about Allan. His wife is an absolute saint.


Allan: And Jason’s wife is the luckiest woman on the planet. He gives great backrubs.


What are the best ways to connect with you, or find out more about your work?


Jason: Come visit our website,, follow us on Twitter, @HarrisandGray, be our FB friends HarrisGrayAuthor. Check out our stories on Amazon, Send us an email, we would love to hear from you,


Allan: Invite us to host your book club. We will do the absolute best we can to make it there. And you don’t even need to have a Kinko’s in your town.


Jason: Thank you for having us, Infinite House of Books. We are grateful for the opportunity to spend some time with your fans.



Harris Gray combines the writing talents of duo Allan Harris and Jason Gray. Together, they have written three novels, two screenplays, a Christmas play and a collection of stories from Jason’s younger days. An early version of their novel Java Man was a finalist in the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers contest.  Allan is a former guest columnist for The Denver Post and Jason owns Crowfoot Valley Coffee and Crowbar, land of rumor and embellishment.

Their collaboration began in Jason’s coffee shop. Allan wrote and eavesdropped as Jason entertained his customers. One day, Allan found a little yellow notepad waiting for him, crammed to the margins with Jason’s exploits. Allan typed them, touched them up, and called it good; but Jason had other ideas. As their tales converged and became inseparable, Harris Gray emerged. While the two couldn’t be more different in how they think and write, Harris says, “There is something wonderful and incredibly cohesive when we create a story together.” In Gray’s words, “We’re something less than Sybil and more than Siamese twins.
Vampire Vic, the first installment in the darkly funny and relatable trilogy, launched in March 2013. Readers can add the follow-up, Vampire Vic2: Morbius Reborn, to their bookshelves this fall. Harris Gray also released their standalone novel Java Man in November 2013.




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Can you live a life of LIES? That’s exactly what Geneva finds herself doing to protect everyone she loves. While Geneva and her friends embark on a dangerous mission to fulfill her destiny, the dark forces that seek her powers are closing in, putting everyone she cares about at risk. Geneva must lie about who she is, what she knows and her true feelings. Are all these lies worth it or will she go too far and lose everything she’s been fighting for?


For me, that’s probably why I became a writer in the first place. I absolutely love the power of words. They really are the truest form of magic. In what other profession can you invent anything you can dream up by typing a few tiny letters? Words can transport you, they can take you on a journey worlds away, teach you to learn new skills, connect you with new friends, create things that don’t exist yet. Words can be powerful and beautiful, building new worlds, or tearing down old walls. I simply love the limitless opportunities words offer.

I also love the escape and comfort they can bring. No matter what I’m dealing with, reading or writing, gives me solace. I started writing the first book in my YA series, The Geneva Project, on my lunch break because I was bored. I would normally read to break up the long work day, but I’d just finished some of my favorite series and wasn’t ready to dive into a new one yet, so I thought, “what the heck, why don’t I invent my own?”

I sat down and wrote “My name is Geneva Sommers.” Those five little words changed my life. Talk about the power of words! I slowly and secretly wrote Truth, the first book in my YA series and then timidly published it. Since then I’m quite my day job and followed my dreams to write full time. I’ve published three books in The Geneva Project series and have four other novels in the works. I travel to schools speaking to students about the importance of literacy in their lives. I even started a One-for-One organization to help bring books to programs in need.



Christina Benjamin is the Award-Winning Author of the Young Adult series The Geneva Project.

Her debut novel, Truth, has won multiple awards, including the 2014 FAPA Gold Medal for YA fiction.

Benjamin’s writing hooks fans of mega-hit YA fiction like Harry Potter and The Hunger Games, and offers them a new series to obsess over. She paints a vivid world, where magic and imagination run wild in her epic tale of adventure, courage and friendship.

Benjamin studied English at the University of Central Florida. She’s dedicated to giving back to the community and speaking at schools to inspire creativity in young writers.


The Geneva Project – Lies (vol.3) by Christina Benjamin


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Fran SimonePublisher: Central Recovery Press (July 15, 2014)
Category: Non-fiction, Memoir, Substance Abuse, Codependency
ISBN: 978-1-937612-64-1
Tour Date: June/July, 2015
Available in: Print & ebook, 224 Pages

The dynamics of codependency are illuminated in this heartbreaking story of a marriage comprised by a husband’s addiction to alcohol.

Through the eyes of love clouded by denial, Fran saw the danger signs but ignored them. Her husband, Terry, was accomplished, romantic, and good-natured. A newly divorced single parent, Fran was ready for love. She recounts the joys and sorrows of their relationship, including Terry’s attempts to control his drinking, her attempts to control him, his death, and her subsequent recovery.

Interview with Fran Simone:

What initially got you interested in writing?

I read a lot when I was a child and dreamed of becoming a writer but that dream seemed unattainable coming from a working class family. Not that my parents weren’t loving and supportive, but they wanted me to have a secure and good paying job. Also I went to Catholic schools back in the day when  girls were encouraged to become teachers, nurses or nuns.


How did you decide to make the move into becoming a published author?

As I said I was always an avid reading so I majored in English in college and then went to graduate school where I obtained a doctorate. At the university I directed a statewide writing project and also taught writing classes. About  midway through my career I decided to have a go myself. 


What do you want readers to take away from reading your works? 

People can overcome tragedy and move beyond it. .I want my readers to take away hope that one day they will lead happy and fulfilling lives despite what challenges they face.


What do you find most rewarding about writing? 

Filling a blank page with words even though you don’t know where you’re going and discovering things as you go along.  


What do you find most challenging about writing?  

Finding just the right words to convey my thoughts and ideas.



What advice would you give to people wanting to enter the field? 

Read widely as much as you can.



Is there anything else besides writing you think people would find interesting about you? 

Last year, my eye doctor invited a group of us to accompany him on a mission trip to the Chiapas  region of Mexico. We spent a week examining eyes, writing prescriptions, fitting patients for eyeglasses and the docs did surgery mainly for cataracts.  Hundreds of people travelled to a small village in the mountains for treatment that they otherwise would have never received. It was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.



What are the best ways to connect with you, or find out more about your work?

Visit my website or email; ; I write a blog for the  loved ones of family members with substance abuse disorders for Psychology Today under the Addiction category.

Excerpt from ‘Dark Wine Waters’ by Fran Simone:

Several weeks after we returned to Charleston, I received a postcard in a familiar handwriting–Terry- from Bellagio, Italy. The inscription read: “This is paradise. Aren’t we having a good time?  Love, T.”

We almost didn’t end up at Bellagio. From Menton we drove along the coast to San Remo where terraced fields of roses, carnations, and camellias filled the hillsides. Our bliss, however, was temporarily punctured in Genoa. I don’t recall exactly what happened. Perhaps I made some remark about his drinking, but I do remember how we sat on opposite ends of an empty tour bus, pouting like three-year-olds.

Later that day, we declared a truce as we packed the Renault and headed toward Lake Como.

“Frannie, it’s been a long day. I’m tired. Why don’t we stop in the town of Como and spend the night?”

“I really want to get to Bellagio today. I read a description in the AAA guide: It’s a town on the peninsula that divides the two sides of Lake Como. Outstanding hotels and restaurants. Plenty to see. So what do you think?”

“The guidebook says about 27 kilometers. What’s that in miles? I always get confused.”

“It’s about fifteen. But no telling how long it’ll take on these roads. They’re like back home.  And you aren’t a very good navigator.”

“I’ll do the best I can. I promise. It’ll be worth it. You’ll see.” I hoped my enthusiasm for the town would rub off on Terry, and that the AAA guide wasn’t exaggerating.

As the Renault chugged up a narrow, winding road with hazardous switch backs, Terry looked straight ahead and gripped the steering wheel. We almost wrecked when an Italian driver in a red sports car blew his horn to signal a blind curve a second before the car shot through a hairpin turn.

“Basta. Italian drivers. Goddamn. Unbelievable.”

Late afternoon, our driving nerves were soothed, as we settled into an elegant room at the Hotel Florence where we were mesmerized by our view of the lakefront.  All reluctance and annoyance forgotten and swallowed up in the view from our windows.

Our guidebook recommended visits to The Basilica of San Giacomo, the gardens of the Serbelloni Villa, the chapel  at  Villa Melzi and other “must see” sites.  We wound up and down steep stone steps past iron balconies festooned with clay pots of red geraniums or laundry drying under hot sun. At the many shops tucked below apartments, we admired fine silks and Venetian glass jewelry. I purchased a tee shirt for Matt and silk scarves for Terry’s mother and aunt.

We drank wine at a café on the lake and sampled food cooked in heaven: lake trout, perch, fluffy risotto, and ripe white peaches. Our love making become another delish dish to savor, and savor we did.

Like the excursion boats slowly crisscrossing the surface of the lake, we floated in a perfect dream. In my journal I wrote:  “I’m totally happy.”

So was the composer Franz Liszt. In 1837, while cavorting with the Countess d’Agoult, he wrote, “When you write the story of two happy lovers, set them on the shores of Lake Como.   I know of no other spot more obviously blessed by heaven.”

Bellagio soared to the top of my most favorite list. Numero uno to this day.

Years later, on my fiftieth birthday, Terry surprised me with a savings passbook marked “Italy”. He recorded the sum of $400.00 in the top column.  My birthday card read: “This is a down payment for a return trip to Bellagio. Love, Terry.”

“I figure if we put away a hundred or so each month, we can swing a return trip in about a year. That’s if you can control your spending. Can you manage to limit your shopping for clothes and household doodads?” Terry asked.

“Of course. For a return trip to paradise, I’ll try, really try.”

But I continued to spend.

He continued to drink.

Praise for Dark Wine Waters’ by Fran Simone:

“Dark Wine Waters goes way beyond the plethora of recovery books. It is a beautifully written memoir, with its charming water motif throughout, and it so clearly offers everyone a way to continue, to be happy, despite whatever happens. In this,  the author has handed all of us a true gift.”-Cat Pleska, president of Mountain State Press and author,  Riding on Comets (forthcoming, April, 2015) 

“Brutally frank and fearless in its honesty, Fran Simone’s book is a gift for those who love or have loved alcoholics or addicts. She tells the story of how she jumped into a relationship with a man she never imagined would have the disease of alcoholism. She simply had no reference for such an illness and missed all the clues. Once in love and married, she struggled to keep their life together, admitting she made every mistake possible.
This book boldly explains how alcoholism seduces and corrupts the most innocent of people, both the drinker and the ones who love them. Nicely written and well crafted, Simone’s memoir will appeal to those who enjoy a human interest and love story. But more importantly, it is for those caught in the darkness of loving someone with this disease and how they can find joy and hope and a better way to live through recovery.”- L. Farwell, Amazon Reviewer

“Fran Simone has written an intimate, deeply honest, and absorbing memoir that clearly shows the four stages of alcoholism through the years of her marriage to Terry. When she begins writing their story and the narrative starts to take shape, she finds “the courage to admit my faults, face my fears, and forgive my husband and myself.” Her honesty is compelling.
I particularly like the way the author organizes her story, dividing the book into four parts, each opening with an epigraph of the disease stage. Part 1, for example, opens with “The addict has a ‘wow’ experience and begins to form a relationship with the drug. Family members may observe subtle changes in personality, and a formidable barrier to communication appears: denial.” I leave the rest for you to read.
I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in a very well told narrative that intimately shares the lives of two very human people ensnared in the full throes of the disease of alcoholism.”-Mary Jo Doig, Story Circle Book Reviews

“I was absorbed in this book from the very first page. The author takes us on her journey through life with an alcoholic from the moment she falls in love with him through the inevitable sad conclusion, yet gives those of us in this struggle hope for recovery.
This book is written with the honesty that can only come from the experience of living those highs and lows. I cannot recommend this book highly enough, whether you are just looking for an engagingly candid memoir or you are looking for clues to learn to cope when and if you’ve found yourself in a similar situation.”- Peggy E. Gunter, Amazom Reviewer

About Fran Simone:Fran Simone

Fran Simone, Ph.D. is a Professor Emeritus from Marshall University in West Virginia. She is the former director of  the WV Writing Project, a statewide affiliate of the National Writing Project, University of California at Berkeley. Her doctorate is from Duke University.

Her essays have appeared in The Voice and The Quarterly of  the National Writing Project,  the Charleston Gazette, Story Circle Network journal and anthology. Her blog posts have appeared online in Hazelden/Betty Ford.  She is a regular contributor to The Addiction Blog and to the Psychology Today blog. She is a member of Story Circle Network, the National Association of Memoir Writers and  West Virginia Writers, Inc. She conducts workshops on writing and speaks on addiction and recovery.

Honors: Featured author of the month, National Memoir Association, January, 2015.


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When the Angels attack, there’s NO REST FOR THE WICKED.

Father Montgomery, an elderly priest with a secret past, begins to investigate after his parishioners come under attack, and with the help of Jones, a young businessman with an estranged child, Montgomery begins to track down the origin of the Angels.

The Angels are naked and androgynous. They speak in a dreadful harmony with no clear leader. These aren’t biblical cherubs tasked with the protection of the righteous – these are deadly creatures of light that have the power to completely eradicate.

When Jones himself is attacked, Father Montgomery knows he has to act fast. He speaks to the Angels and organises a final showdown where he’s asked to make the ultimate sacrifice.


What initially got you interested in writing?

Good question! When I was a kid, I used to make up songs and record them on cassette tapes, and so I learned to play guitar as a teenager so that I could write better songs. I wanted to be a rockstar until I was about sixteen, when I started messing around with poetry and short stories – some of them were pretty good, and so I took it a lot more seriously, spent more and more time doing it, and the rest is history!

How did you decide to make the move into being a published author?

That was always the goal, really – I’d self-published a bunch of books, but I didn’t really bother to promote them properly because their quality was nowhere near as good as you can get from working with a publisher.

I saw self-publishing as something that I did purely so I could hold a copy of the book in my hands after I’d written it, and I guess it was kind of an exercise in ego. Being published properly is something entirely different, because it shows that other people believe in your work (enough to commit their money to it), and it automatically gives an author a higher level of authority. It’s so easy to self-publish these days that anyone can do it, but not anyone can have their work accepted by a publisher!


What do you want readers to take away from reading your works?


It depends! With the book that I have coming out at the moment, I just hope that people read it and enjoy it – there’s no deep message to it or anything like that. In fact, I purposefully tried to avoid it – the main character is a priest and I’m a staunch atheist, and so I had to make sure that I didn’t imply that religion is a bad thing or anything like that. In the context of No Rest for the Wicked, it’s just a thing – totally neutral. But with most of my work, I’m just happy if it makes the reader think!


What do you find most rewarding about writing?

I just have a natural compulsion to write – it’s like scratching an itch. It’s a bit like being a smoker – when you smoke a cigarette, it’s not necessarily a pleasurable experience, but it does satisfy a craving. I guess the most rewarding thing overall is actually holding a finished, printed book in your hands, and knowing that you created it from scratch.

What do you find most challenging about writing?

Finding the time! I’m always so busy, because I have a day job to worry about and I’m also heavily involved with Forsaken, the horror imprint that I’m being published through. I’ve been helping to manage projects for over twenty other writers, which certainly keeps you busy! What with one thing and another, it’s just tricky to find the time to get things done!

What advice would you give to people want to enter the field?

Read and write, as much as you can! It’s hugely important that you build up a good knowledge of the written word and how other writers are using it, because you can pick up on some of the techniques that other writers are using and adapt them to suit your needs. It’s also important to learn as much as you can about marketing, because that’s one of the most important skills that an author can have!


What ways can readers connect with you?

They can find me on my website (, or they can follow me on Facebook ( and Twitter ( if they’d like to be kept up-to-date with the latest stuff as and when it happens.


Dane Cobain

Dane Cobain is a writer, poet and musician from a place you’ve probably never heard of, somewhere in England. When he’s not writing books, he’s reading and reviewing them on his book blog – – or working at his day job in social media marketing. Find him at or follow @DaneCobain on Twitter.