Novel, News, and Update

An update on my life and where I’m going from here

Happy Friday everyone!

I wrote last month about how I am going to start publishing once a week on my site! For those of you who have been following me, you should know that it is a godsend! My life has been so hectic recently and I FINALLY have the time to dedicate to my blog once a week. I am thinking of writing one blog every Friday no later than six in the evening central time. Also, I’ve got a new puppy! Everyone meet Cricket. He’s a Beagle-Brittany mix and is about a year old. I rescued him from the Humane Society about a month ago.

That being said, I just wanted to update you guys on what’s been new in my life. I have finally gotten all settled in here in Alabama. I have an office that is fully dedicated to my writings and musings.  I had finished a novel back in March and I am finally getting traction with it!

Rippling Rage sets place in present Chicago. Nora, a depressed woman in the throes of grief, is having a hard time letting go of her brother, Jeremy. She needs one last goodbye so she meets up with her priest at her local Catholic Church and conducts a seance. What happens after this sends not only Nora into a whirlwind of terror, but her husband. Nora disappears after the seance so Arnold, her husband, enlists the help of two paranormal investigators, Elowen and Augustine. Elowen decides to help Jeremy on his path to find his wife. What they don’t know is that it isn’t a traditional paranormal case. Elowen and Augustine cross paths with a Kelpie, an undine water spirit. This Kelpie loves playing mind games on Elowen and Augustine, so much so that they never know what is reality, and what is the Kelpie’s doing. This novel will send you on a roller-coaster of mind-bending terror, leaving you so scared that you will want to jump off mid-ride.

Rippling Rage is currently in the editing process. It should be finished editing no later than October and the cover should be done no later than November.  The novel is set to be released on April 18th, 2018. I plan on keeping you guys in the loop as much as possible with the editing and publishing process. I do thank you guys for your continued support in my horror-filled writing journey. I will be posting excerpts, character outlines, and much more so that I can bring you into the fold of not only the novel, but my life.

Aside from the novel, I plan on continuing my horror themed articles such as conspiracy theories, writers, movies, books, music, and everything horror. I’m your go-to everything horror chick and I plan on keeping it that way! Thank you for your patience over the craziness that was this summer. I love you guys.

Until next time,

Kenzie

 

Why Vampire, Werewolf, and Zombie Horror Is No Longer Scary

Vampires, Werewolves, and Zombies are romanticized to the point where we are no longer afraid.

Vampires, werewolves, and zombies have become such a staple to today’s society that they are no longer scary audiences.  With TV shows like The Walking Dead, The Vampire Diaries, Teen Wolf, and others, it has become tremendously harder to shock viewers when it comes to these traditional horror movie monsters.  They have been so romanticized that thinking of these monsters no longer instills fear.

In my opinion, it all started when Twilight came out.  Yes, before Twilight, there were vampire romance novels and some movies.  IT just didn’t have the same huge audience that the Twilight series did.  Once that came out, all anyone wanted to read and watch was vampire and werewolf romance.  Since the vampire craze started, there have been countless TV shows and movies that have come out to bank serious cash in those genres.  True Blood, The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, and others.  They do not bank on fear, they bank on drama and romance.

What does zombies have to do with this?  Ever since The Walking Dead came out, viewers have been more interested in the interconnecting of people who are in a zombie apocalypse and do not fear the zombies themselves.  Recent zombie movies aren’t even that scary anymore, just a lot of gore, but no real scare value.  I wish we could go back to the days where just thinking about those classic movies monsters impacted us with so much dread that we couldn’t sleep at night.