Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Forward from 'A Twisted Soul and Love Divine'

The following is the forward from my second novel "A Twisted Soul and Love Divine"

'The subject matter for this particular story, my second novel to be exact, carried with it a certain complexity.
It is my own belief that the concept of love is simply a human idealism, born from noble intention and usually ending up a hopeless tragedy. Being a horror desciple my whole life, it would make sense that, since the master writers of old have always resorted to them(Love Stories), that I would at the very least try my hand at one. In the process I discovered that love, indeed, bodes well with the gothic narrative.'

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Historical Relevance

I feel that the truth is stranger than fiction. That maybe the reason that so many of my works revolve around actual historical events. Preparing for my third Novel, I'm doing all the historical research I can. The more research I do, the more excited I get around the story line. For instance, I had very little knowledge that the religious order the Knights Templar may, or may not, have been involved in the worship of a idol dubbed dubious by the church. The idol in question, Baphomet, is the driving idea behind the novel. This, and a host of other instances throughout history captures my attention like nothing else in the modern world. I'm also researching sacrificial practices by the Aztecs and the obscure rites of many elitist groups, such as the free masons.I have to say that in a strange way I'm very thankful for such morbid historical facts. I mean, without them I would have nothing to write about.