Not 24 hours since the lovely Ida Jansson graced my abode, I have another guest.
Or should I say, a return guest, because today my very good friend, Simon OKill was brave enough to risk the humiliation of the Back of The Shed Gang to sit down with me again.
Gotta love a trouper!
Welcome back, Simon Okill, have a seat, as you can see my furniture has improved since you have been here last. I will not say where I got the Lazy Boy recliners, let’s just say there was an incident at Jack’s house…
I have seen Luna Sanguis on Goodreads and I am going to pick it up, but before I do, could you tell me a little about it?
Well, Tina, our female protagonist witnesses a horrific slaughter that sends her amnesiac. She is rescued from those hunting her blood and imprisoned in an asylum where even worse terrors await her. Only one person can save her, a mere human, from the ultimate evil out there somewhere seeking her eternal blood.
Wow, Luna Sanguis sounds intriguing, is there a particular part of the story that you really enjoyed writing?
The whole book was a joy. Well more a remembrance to my own torment suffering from PTSD after an accident that left me disabled, but with every word my torment diminished, so in some ways I enjoyed shedding my burden. Although I still suffer flashbacks as you will discover in my book.
May I ask who your favorite character(s) were?
I love the title of your new novel Luna Sanguis - may I ask how did you come up with the name? –
Our close friend Travis Luedke and I spent a few hours searching for an appropriate name not done before and voila! Thanks for eternity Travis.
It is a beautiful cover, who designed it?
What inspired the story line?
I hear you, Simon. I have a little vampire at home too, except he wears pull-ups, likes to climb the walls, doesn't sleep at night, bites and can suck the filling out of a ice cream, leaving the shell. He is not old enough for blood yet.
He also calls a vampire Daddy... though I do not know how that happened....
I look up and see Simon looking at me kind of strangely, maybe thinking I am about to fall off my Lazy Boy recliner; but I shake my head and return to reality.
What is next for you?
Luna Aeturnus is part 2 and almost complete.
That will be followed by SS-Steppenwolf based on the exploits of Himmler’s IOW unit – you know those guys in Raiders of the Lost Ark that dug up half of Africa as they search for the ultimate fighting machine.
After that we will be inflicting Bigfoot part 2 upon the unsuspecting literary world.
Please tell my audience five interesting facts about yourself.
I sleep on the left side of the bed
I am a vegetarian
I am short for my size which makes me short
my feet are big for my size – and you know what they say about guys with big feet?
This last response results in a very loud "Wooooo hoo! Damn straight man, I have big feet too!" from somewhere behind the shed's closed door.
I stop my urge to open the door and knock who was on the other side interrupting my nice visit with Simon on their arse.
Thank you again for taking the time out of your busy schedule to come and visit me again in my little shed. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did and the quiet…
I laugh as Simon grabs a beer from the cooler and rushes out the door, knocking Terrance flat on his rear.
Another reason why I adore Simon!!
She awakens in a tiny room trapped and defenceless with amnesia, but something deep in her subconscious yearns to be set free by the next full moon – the date of her Eternal Birthday.
Her true self, Eternal, emerges in brief flashes of awareness to protect her from the horrors of this terrifying prison. Desperate, she forges an alliance with her true love, a gorgeous young doctor treating her.
But her nemesis is out there somewhere, relishing the hunt for her blood – and nothing will stop him from becoming Eternal.
Luna Aeturnus is the sequel to Luna Sanguis and will be ready for release this Autumn.
‘Flip Side’ is one of my most exciting screenplays to date with its unusual slant on a supernatural gangster story that encompasses music and dynamic dance sequences to portray the action. The script has been optioned by Tasha Bertram of Brodie Films and Stuart St Paul has come on board to direct and co produce this fascinating piece of work.
‘Nightmare Circus’ is a supernatural revenge mystery script set in the Australian outback.
‘Dark House’ is set in Massachusetts, US, where a lonely female artist must overcome her agoraphobia to escape from three kidnappers holed up in a house haunted by a witch finder’s hanging tree.
‘Circus of Blood’ is a horror script set in Rome AD79 where two citizens go on a dangerous quest to kill a brutal serial killer. Their adventures end in Pompeii.
‘Hunter’s Moon’ is a contemporary supernatural western script set on Bodmin Moor, Cornwall.
The Last Warlord is set during WWII and tells of Major Stewart of MI6 who must find the Nazi’s secret Atlantis base in Antarctica or the entire world will be doomed