Sunday, December 18, 2016

We Haven't Danced In A While...


But don't worry...
I haven't forgotten you.

I'm still watching and waiting. 
Biding my time for that right moment to pop out and say, "hello."

In fact, I'll make it my personal business to ensure 2017 will be one of the most deliciously dark and dreadful years you've had in a long time.


 Can't wait until then?
Then let's spend a little time catching up in...

In any event, I'll be seeing you soon....

Sunday, November 20, 2016

You Think its Been Quiet?


Well, yes it has, But as we know - the calm before the storm often hides the true extent of what's coming. And this winter its going to get very stormy indeed:

How so?


First off, Pirates in Hell will soon be with us. Another helping of the vilest villainy available from Janet Morris' Heroes in Hell shared universe where we'll meet some of the foulest freebooters, mendacious marauders and cutthroat captains this side of infernity.

Don't forget, Satan's Reaper will be joining this treasure chest of terror.
In Pieces of Hate, Daemon Grim ventures to Skull Isle in pursuit of something of great value - to him and His Infernal Majesty.

And once that adventures over?

Let's just say - there is no rest for the wicked - and Satan's hit-man finds himself spending a lot of time in hell's version of this place...Perish


Hell Hounds
It'll be dark, it'll be dirty, and it'll be downright devilish.
But don't take my word for it.


Stay tuned to Perseid Press for what's hot over the chill winter months.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

A Motley Crew Sailing Your Way


Ahoy there landlubbers!
There's bounty aplenty with this mutinous fleet of fiendish marauders and privateers sailing your way this Fall.

And no, these pirates aren't from the Caribbean or Penzance...in fact, they're fit to bursting to free themselves from Davey Jones' Locker to show once and for all..
Dead Men CAN tell tales - 

So, get yourselves a bottle o' rum - put a fire in your hold - and run a shot across your brows as you enjoy Pirates in Hell - a collection of tales that will be sure to scourge the seven seas of hell.

Coming soon - From Perseid Press


Sunday, September 18, 2016

Pirates in Hell


The latest treasure trove of an adventure from the Heroes in Hell shared universe of Janet Morris will soon be arriving at a nightmare near you.
Pirates in Hell
Featuring some of the bloodiest captains from history, you can bet you'll be in seventh heaven as you read epic tales about pieces of eight and cat o' nine tails a plenty.

And of course, Daemon Grim is sooo looking forward to meet you.



Stay tuned for more details

Pirates in Hell


The latest treasure trove of an adventure from the Heroes in Hell shared universe of Janet Morris will soon be arriving at a nightmare near you.
Pirates in Hell
Featuring some of the bloodiest captains from history, you can bet you'll be in seventh heaven as you read epic tales about pieces of eight and cat o' nine tails a plenty.

And of course, Daemon Grim is sooo looking forward to meet you.



Stay tuned for more details

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Expanding Underverse Theorem Explained


I know some of you will have a burning desire to understand why the Heroes in Hell Universe keeps getting bigger and better? 

It's simple: E=mc2
(Evil = maniacal contributors 2)

You see, every year another facet of the foul and fiendish creation that is Janet Morris' Heroes in Hell Universe is examined, expanded, and expounded for you to savor in the dark and delicious depths of your own nightmares. And those who wish to contribute to such a landscape are hard to hold down. Escaping the asylum of the mundane, they delve into chaos and disorder, to bring you only the very best in what's abnormal.

This year will be no different, for soon, you'll be able to gorge yourselves on the  gruesome, the gory and the grotesque. But how else would you expect pirates to act?



Coming the Fall. Pirates in Hell - where together, we'll sail the seven seas of rue.

Find out more at:


Sunday, August 14, 2016

Pirates in Hell


As previously announced, this Fall will see the unveiling of the latest chestful of booty to be unearthed from Janet Morris' Heroes in Hell shared universe...
Pirates in Hell.

Needless to say, you can be sure there'll be plenty of buried gems just waiting for you to get your hands on them.

I'm proud to announce that Daemon Grim's latest adventure will form part of this treasure trove of an anthology. Entitled Pieces of Hate, it details what happens when Satan's Reaper is sent on a secret mission to Skull Isle.

Do YOU want to see what happens?


Then stay tuned for more details as they develop.

OR keep in touch through 


Pirates in Hell


As previously announced, this Fall will see the unveiling of the latest chestful of booty to be unearthed from Janet Morris' Heroes in Hell shared universe...
Pirates in Hell.

Needless to say, you can be sure there'll be plenty of buried gems just waiting for you to get your hands on them.

I'm proud to announce that Daemon Grim's latest adventure will form part of this treasure trove of an anthology. Entitled Pieces of Hate, it details what happens when Satan's Reaper is sent on a secret mission to Skull Isle.

Do YOU want to see what happens?


Then stay tuned for more details as they develop.

OR keep in touch through 


Sunday, August 7, 2016

Shiver me Timbers

There be Pirates Looming on the Horizon

(Cover art by Roy Mauritsen - all rights reserved)

Well, what do you think of this little beauty? Your very own sneak peek of the preliminary cover for the next installment from the Heroes in Hell shared universe of Janet Morris.
Pirates in Hell

To be sure, this treasure trove of an anthology will be jam packed full of booty that'll get your heart pumping, and your gangplanks a quivering.

And while you won't need a map, you'll still have to wait until this Fall to get your hands on it, so stay tuned for more details...they'll be coming thick and fast.

Pirates in Hell
In this case - all that glitters is literary gold


Sunday, July 24, 2016

The Pirates are Coming

Stay tuned for the next epic installment from Janet Morris'
Heroes in Hell universe
Pirates in Hell


Of course, Daemon Grim will be making an appearance, and you'll find him in...
Pieces of Hate
A swashbuckling tale where we find the Reaper only too willing to bury the hatchet...

Into who exactly, you'll have to wait for this Fall to find out.

For more details - pop along to...



Sunday, July 17, 2016

Why Consider Hell Bound?


For those of you who might still be wondering what the shared Heroes in Hell universe is all about, perhaps a good place to start is Hell Bound, featuring the escapades of Daemon Grim - Satan's Reaper - as he pursues the Devil's adversaries throughout the many despicable layers of the underworld that link the latterday levels of hell together.

Look at what recent reviewers have to say about this dark adventure:
*************
In Andrew P. Weston’s Hell Bound, our protagonist and tour guide into Hell is Daemon Grim: he’s a snarky bounty hunter, Satan’s right-hand man for reining in the damned. Grim is so impressed with himself that it takes a while to realize that he may, like everyone in Hell, may actually be subject to being played.
Grim was introduced to the Heroes in Hell series in the previous installment, Doctors in Hell. In short story form there, he was tasked to retrieve Dr. Thomas Neill Cream who had escaped topside. Doctors in Hell is an anthology, an enjoyable introduction to Hell which serves as a great entry point to the series. Heroes in Hell is a long, sustained series, but Doctors and Hell Bound confirm that anyone can hop along and enjoy the ride from any stop ( it is always a good time to go to Hell. Reading Doctors will help the reader appreciate the full novel Hell Bound, but doing so is not necessary.
For new readers, I summarize the Heroes in Hell milieu. It is a fantastical place built from myths and religions—so do not expect Tolkienesque elves or dwarves. The primary realm explored is called Juxtapose, which is a satirical mirror of our earth’s cityscapes (the Seine river featured as “Inseine”, Paris called Perish, the Eiffel Tower represented as the Awful Tower, Facebook is called Hatebook… which sadly seems too appropriate…). Since time has little meaning in Hell, beings from past and present meet and scheme (i.e., Tesla and Chopin). There are other realms beyond Juxtapose connected with ethereal gateways. All are populated by beings being tormented and try to outwit Satan or their comrades. Even Erra, the Akkadian plague god, has visited Hell to torment Satan. No one is safe! It is a splendid, wacky place that works well.
Having recently read Doctors, I was intrigued with the Heroes In Hell world. I wanted to experience it more but needed a tour guide. Daemon Grim did so in entertaining fashion. I wanted to “see” how the Undertaker refreshed the damned as they underwent subsequent deaths; I wanted to experience more odd-ball pairings of historical figures struggling to complete their life’s missions; I wanted my tour guide to have some depth, even if he was unaware of it. The story is a bizarre cat-versus-mouse hunt, with Grim chasing Cream through very dark realms, upturning mystery after mystery. A scavenger hunt-like game ensures with beautiful, cryptic poetry that leads Grim further and further into a web of deceit. Antagonists are aplenty.
Hell Bound delivered. Andrew P. Weston did a superb job balancing the needs of a full length novel with the freedoms/constraints of a shared world usually expressed in short story form. Highly recommended for fantasy readers who enjoy a bit of dark adventure.


 Hellbound is a comedic and engrossing look into the life of Satan's reaper. When a certain undesirable manages to escape his punishment its up to Daemon Grimm to bring the madman under control and restore his and Satan's bad name. The world of Hell is much like ours with heroes, criminals and those just trying to get by. The characters are so richly imagined youll find yourself booing and cheering for people you never would have imagined you would previously!
This is such a unique and exciting novel I guarantee you'll love it. What's not to love about a mystery/thriller set in Hell???

The attention to detail in this book was something else. It kept me enthralled from beginning to end with a unique storyline and a wealth of interesting characters. The story follows Daemon Grimm, one of Satan's reapers as he seeks out a bad soul that escaped his fate. The style is both irreverent and intelligent, and at times had me laughing out loud: "Nice, one, Sire! Thank Beelzebub I didn't make a complete tit of myself." Weston weaves his way through a complex plot with some pretty intense world building. This is not my usual genre but I'm glad the book was recommended to me - all in all a good read!

The latest installment in the HEROES IN HELL series is outstanding! Chock full of action and suspense, it delivers hours of reading enjoyment.
The main character in Hell Bound is Daemon Grim, Satan’s bounty hunter, also known as the Reaper. Not only does he hunt down any damned soul in Hell who gets on the wrong side of His Satanic Majesty, he has the power to visit our world and harvest those who belong in Hell, souls Satan wants in Hell now. Grim can travel between Earth and Hell using a special sickle or scythe that can open portals between the two realms. This scythe also possesses a powerful weapon called God Grace’s, which gives Grim the ability to utterly destroy souls. Since there’s no death in Hell as we know it, (the Damned are already dead) there is instead Reassignment, a twisted version of resurrection handled by an unsavory character known only as the Undertaker. However, there is Oblivion — total obliteration into non-existence. Grim’s weapon gives him the power to send souls howling into eternal nothingness.
The plot concerns Grim’s mission to track down Doctor Thomas Neill Cream, the English physician who in real life was the brilliant and infamous Lambeth Poisoner. Cream has been stealing long-hidden relics and angelic weapons from the Time of the Sundering, when Satan and his followers were cast out of Heaven. All history and knowledge of the Sundering is banned in Hell, but Cream may have illegal access to Satan’s bureaucratic network. Thus he and his crew of cohorts, including Frederick Chopin, have been able to steal these ancient artifacts, one by one. Cream is clever and manages to stay one step ahead of Grim, always avoiding capture and Reassignment. Cream is playing a cat and mouse game with Grim, leaving clues in place of each stolen artifact — clues written in the form of poetic riddles, which Cream must unravel. The first of these clues included a piece of carbonized bone from a Heavenly angel who was destroyed in the original battle of the Sundering. How did Cream get his hands on that? What are his plans? What is his ultimate goal?
Weston has not only expanded the scope of the Heroes in Hell series, he has introduced new themes and concepts, and new characters. He creates a fresh vision of Hell and presents to us a seedy underworld uniquely his own. Grim lives in Olde London Town, a macabre mockery of our earthly London. Rather than make up strange-sounding, nearly unpronounceable names, and because Hell is a twisted echo of Earth, Weston (as do all those who write for Heroes in Hell) comes up with names and titles that bear a warped familiarity to places and things we know. For example: Paris is Perish, Seine River is River Inseine, Drury Lane is Dreary Lane, Piccadilly Circus is Icepiccadilly, Westminster in Westmonster, and so on. That’s all part of the fun, part of the gallows humor that is inherent in Hell. Everything on Earth has its infernal counterpart in Hell. Not only do we go through the looking glass and down the rabbit hole when entering Hell, we also enter another, diabolical dimension where not only pain and torment and suffering rule, there’s also a grand touch of irony to everything that happens in the underworlds. Hell mimics Earth in a very fiendish way.
Hell Bound is an epic and fast-paced adventure. It’s a manhunt in Hell, brought to life by Weston’s literary style and prose that often reach poetic levels of grace. But the heart of the story is Daemon Grim, a character who works for Satan, a character who is supposed to be evil and villainous, but often comes across as heroic and valiant. Walking that fine line is part of Weston’s talent. You can’t reason with Grim or tempt him. He feels no pity, sorrow or remorse. And yet, he has a wicked sense of humor, very good manners, never lies, and he values truth, honesty and loyalty. These make him a paradox, and part of the mystery. We’re never told exactly who or what he is — or was. Grim’s an enigma: he can’t remember anything before his awakening in Hell . . . and that final revelation will no doubt eventually play out in future novels. As powerful, ruthless and deadly as he is, Grim is also very much a human character, with flaws and virtues — yes, even in Hell, the Damned can have virtues. This is part of the fun and part of the puzzle of Hell Bound and why I enjoyed it so much. Daemon Grim carried the story on his shoulders and kept me reading to the last page. What’s more, you need not be familiar with any other books in the Heroes in Hell series in order to enjoy Hell Bound . . . but it will add to enjoyment if you are


History, philosophy, epic battles, questions and dilemmas of biblical proportions, and even humor and lightness, it is all there, in this riveting novel that grabbed me from its first page and didn't let me go.
The first person account on the daily life of the Grim Reaper caught me completely unprepared. So refreshingly different! He had a different life before becoming Satan's reaper, and he remembers those times with no regret. Matter of fact, busy. Oh but did I love his point of view! A fan of history and mythology, I found this novel to be a real treat. I didn't want it to end, most definitely!
*************
Intrigued?

Then you know what to do

And of course - don't forget the smorgasbord of satanic sinfulness available in the other books from the Heroes in Hell Universe:


Why Consider Hell Bound?


For those of you who might still be wondering what the shared Heroes in Hell universe is all about, perhaps a good place to start is Hell Bound, featuring the escapades of Daemon Grim - Satan's Reaper - as he pursues the Devil's adversaries throughout the many despicable layers of the underworld that link the latterday levels of hell together.

Look at what recent reviewers have to say about this dark adventure:
*************
In Andrew P. Weston’s Hell Bound, our protagonist and tour guide into Hell is Daemon Grim: he’s a snarky bounty hunter, Satan’s right-hand man for reining in the damned. Grim is so impressed with himself that it takes a while to realize that he may, like everyone in Hell, may actually be subject to being played.
Grim was introduced to the Heroes in Hell series in the previous installment, Doctors in Hell. In short story form there, he was tasked to retrieve Dr. Thomas Neill Cream who had escaped topside. Doctors in Hell is an anthology, an enjoyable introduction to Hell which serves as a great entry point to the series. Heroes in Hell is a long, sustained series, but Doctors and Hell Bound confirm that anyone can hop along and enjoy the ride from any stop ( it is always a good time to go to Hell. Reading Doctors will help the reader appreciate the full novel Hell Bound, but doing so is not necessary.
For new readers, I summarize the Heroes in Hell milieu. It is a fantastical place built from myths and religions—so do not expect Tolkienesque elves or dwarves. The primary realm explored is called Juxtapose, which is a satirical mirror of our earth’s cityscapes (the Seine river featured as “Inseine”, Paris called Perish, the Eiffel Tower represented as the Awful Tower, Facebook is called Hatebook… which sadly seems too appropriate…). Since time has little meaning in Hell, beings from past and present meet and scheme (i.e., Tesla and Chopin). There are other realms beyond Juxtapose connected with ethereal gateways. All are populated by beings being tormented and try to outwit Satan or their comrades. Even Erra, the Akkadian plague god, has visited Hell to torment Satan. No one is safe! It is a splendid, wacky place that works well.
Having recently read Doctors, I was intrigued with the Heroes In Hell world. I wanted to experience it more but needed a tour guide. Daemon Grim did so in entertaining fashion. I wanted to “see” how the Undertaker refreshed the damned as they underwent subsequent deaths; I wanted to experience more odd-ball pairings of historical figures struggling to complete their life’s missions; I wanted my tour guide to have some depth, even if he was unaware of it. The story is a bizarre cat-versus-mouse hunt, with Grim chasing Cream through very dark realms, upturning mystery after mystery. A scavenger hunt-like game ensures with beautiful, cryptic poetry that leads Grim further and further into a web of deceit. Antagonists are aplenty.
Hell Bound delivered. Andrew P. Weston did a superb job balancing the needs of a full length novel with the freedoms/constraints of a shared world usually expressed in short story form. Highly recommended for fantasy readers who enjoy a bit of dark adventure.


 Hellbound is a comedic and engrossing look into the life of Satan's reaper. When a certain undesirable manages to escape his punishment its up to Daemon Grimm to bring the madman under control and restore his and Satan's bad name. The world of Hell is much like ours with heroes, criminals and those just trying to get by. The characters are so richly imagined youll find yourself booing and cheering for people you never would have imagined you would previously!
This is such a unique and exciting novel I guarantee you'll love it. What's not to love about a mystery/thriller set in Hell???

The attention to detail in this book was something else. It kept me enthralled from beginning to end with a unique storyline and a wealth of interesting characters. The story follows Daemon Grimm, one of Satan's reapers as he seeks out a bad soul that escaped his fate. The style is both irreverent and intelligent, and at times had me laughing out loud: "Nice, one, Sire! Thank Beelzebub I didn't make a complete tit of myself." Weston weaves his way through a complex plot with some pretty intense world building. This is not my usual genre but I'm glad the book was recommended to me - all in all a good read!

The latest installment in the HEROES IN HELL series is outstanding! Chock full of action and suspense, it delivers hours of reading enjoyment.
The main character in Hell Bound is Daemon Grim, Satan’s bounty hunter, also known as the Reaper. Not only does he hunt down any damned soul in Hell who gets on the wrong side of His Satanic Majesty, he has the power to visit our world and harvest those who belong in Hell, souls Satan wants in Hell now. Grim can travel between Earth and Hell using a special sickle or scythe that can open portals between the two realms. This scythe also possesses a powerful weapon called God Grace’s, which gives Grim the ability to utterly destroy souls. Since there’s no death in Hell as we know it, (the Damned are already dead) there is instead Reassignment, a twisted version of resurrection handled by an unsavory character known only as the Undertaker. However, there is Oblivion — total obliteration into non-existence. Grim’s weapon gives him the power to send souls howling into eternal nothingness.
The plot concerns Grim’s mission to track down Doctor Thomas Neill Cream, the English physician who in real life was the brilliant and infamous Lambeth Poisoner. Cream has been stealing long-hidden relics and angelic weapons from the Time of the Sundering, when Satan and his followers were cast out of Heaven. All history and knowledge of the Sundering is banned in Hell, but Cream may have illegal access to Satan’s bureaucratic network. Thus he and his crew of cohorts, including Frederick Chopin, have been able to steal these ancient artifacts, one by one. Cream is clever and manages to stay one step ahead of Grim, always avoiding capture and Reassignment. Cream is playing a cat and mouse game with Grim, leaving clues in place of each stolen artifact — clues written in the form of poetic riddles, which Cream must unravel. The first of these clues included a piece of carbonized bone from a Heavenly angel who was destroyed in the original battle of the Sundering. How did Cream get his hands on that? What are his plans? What is his ultimate goal?
Weston has not only expanded the scope of the Heroes in Hell series, he has introduced new themes and concepts, and new characters. He creates a fresh vision of Hell and presents to us a seedy underworld uniquely his own. Grim lives in Olde London Town, a macabre mockery of our earthly London. Rather than make up strange-sounding, nearly unpronounceable names, and because Hell is a twisted echo of Earth, Weston (as do all those who write for Heroes in Hell) comes up with names and titles that bear a warped familiarity to places and things we know. For example: Paris is Perish, Seine River is River Inseine, Drury Lane is Dreary Lane, Piccadilly Circus is Icepiccadilly, Westminster in Westmonster, and so on. That’s all part of the fun, part of the gallows humor that is inherent in Hell. Everything on Earth has its infernal counterpart in Hell. Not only do we go through the looking glass and down the rabbit hole when entering Hell, we also enter another, diabolical dimension where not only pain and torment and suffering rule, there’s also a grand touch of irony to everything that happens in the underworlds. Hell mimics Earth in a very fiendish way.
Hell Bound is an epic and fast-paced adventure. It’s a manhunt in Hell, brought to life by Weston’s literary style and prose that often reach poetic levels of grace. But the heart of the story is Daemon Grim, a character who works for Satan, a character who is supposed to be evil and villainous, but often comes across as heroic and valiant. Walking that fine line is part of Weston’s talent. You can’t reason with Grim or tempt him. He feels no pity, sorrow or remorse. And yet, he has a wicked sense of humor, very good manners, never lies, and he values truth, honesty and loyalty. These make him a paradox, and part of the mystery. We’re never told exactly who or what he is — or was. Grim’s an enigma: he can’t remember anything before his awakening in Hell . . . and that final revelation will no doubt eventually play out in future novels. As powerful, ruthless and deadly as he is, Grim is also very much a human character, with flaws and virtues — yes, even in Hell, the Damned can have virtues. This is part of the fun and part of the puzzle of Hell Bound and why I enjoyed it so much. Daemon Grim carried the story on his shoulders and kept me reading to the last page. What’s more, you need not be familiar with any other books in the Heroes in Hell series in order to enjoy Hell Bound . . . but it will add to enjoyment if you are

History, philosophy, epic battles, questions and dilemmas of biblical proportions, and even humor and lightness, it is all there, in this riveting novel that grabbed me from its first page and didn't let me go.
The first person account on the daily life of the Grim Reaper caught me completely unprepared. So refreshingly different! He had a different life before becoming Satan's reaper, and he remembers those times with no regret. Matter of fact, busy. Oh but did I love his point of view! A fan of history and mythology, I found this novel to be a real treat. I didn't want it to end, most definitely!
*************
Intrigued?

Then you know what to do

And of course - don't forget the smorgasbord of satanic sinfulness available in the other books from the Heroes in Hell Universe:


Sunday, April 3, 2016

There's Room For Everyone In Hell


With lawyers and rogues aplenty, 
and a proliferation of dreamers, poets, and doctors, 
you might think that Satan has his hand's full and the street of Hell are getting overcrowded?  

Think again.
Overcrowding's a way of unlife for those consigned to an eternity of suffering,
and there's always room for more.

More?

Oh yes...Fair Warning


Its a dog eat salty sea-dog kinda underworld

And it'll take more than a bottle of rum to get what's coming off your chest.

2016
Soon there'll be Pirates aplenty


Sunday, March 13, 2016

A Universe Where Never-ending Discoveries Are Being Made


The search for extra-detestable life just got more interesting.
And what's more, you don't need the Hubble Space Telescope to find it!

If you'd like to avail yourselves of a universe with ever expanding horizons and an interstellar cast, look no further than
Heroes in Hell

Everyone who was ever anyone probably had secrets that got them to the top. 
And if they did, His Infernal Majesty would have found out and ensured they had an eternity to reflect and suffer on their...misdemeanors.

And we're not just talking about history's foulest fiends and despicable despots, but other misbehaving misfits who thought they'd get through life by stabbing everyone in the back.

Doctors, poets, lawyers...all are welcome
And none ever escape.
(Don't forget - for those that try, he's got just the guy to cut them down to size)

Want to find out more about this Hugo Award winning and Nebula nominated series?
Just go to


An active link is in the sidebar

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Hell Bound Reviews.

Now we're well into February, I thought it might be a good idea to include some clips from recent 2016 reviews for Hell Bound to let you see how readers are taking to Daemon Grim.

Here's a few headliners:
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Unique and Sassy

The latest installment in the HEROES IN HELL series is outstanding! Chock full of action and suspense, it delivers hours of reading enjoyment.

The attention to detail in this book was something else. It kept me enthralled from beginning to end with a unique storyline and a wealth of interesting characters

Weston has not only expanded the scope of the Heroes in Hell series, he has introduced new themes and concepts, and new characters. He creates a fresh vision of Hell and presents to us a seedy underworld uniquely his own.

The style is both irreverent and intelligent, and at times had me laughing out loud.

Hell Bound is an epic and fast-paced adventure.

A riveting novel that grabbed me from its first page and didn't let me go.

 I found this novel to be a real treat. I didn't want it to end, most definitely!
******************

I think you'll agree, that's a pleasing start to the year, and one I think Daemon Grim will appreciate. Especially as I've saved a recent one from Netgalley for last:

Here it is in full:
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Having read a lot of books lately that were full of romance and made for a somewhat lighter reading, I was totally in the mood for this bad boy!
Meet Daemon Grim, Grim Reaper and loyal servant of His Satanic Majesty, Lucifer/Satan. Just back from a trip upside to collect souls for his liege and master, he is enjoying some downtime when he gets a  phonecall informing thin that his most important soul is not among his recent catch. Say what? Knowing how important this particuar soul is to Lucifer, he is eager to get to the bottom of this mystery.
Armed with this scythe and his infernal powers, he sets out to find Creamer, legendary psychopath and thorn in his side only to discover that the situation is even more complicated that he he could ever have imagined.
But he is the Grim Reader and he is not about to let a litle thing like ‘complication’ get in the way of him reaping this soul and any others who gets in his way!
Wow! Just wow! I loved Hell Bound so much I can’t even begin to describe how much. The characters are flawed, dark, well developed and interesting and the world building is insanely awesome. I liked the author’s attention to detail and while in some books it could have come off as info dumping, it totaly worked here.
I liked that Daemon Grim is unapologetically bad ass and dark, he is no hero and is proud to be the Grim Reaper. I liked the hints at something devious concerning how he became the Grim Reaper that I hope to read more of in a next book. I liked the ‘magical’ elements, the way he gets and uses his infernal powers. As dark and delicious as this book was, I felt it was nicely balanced with a bit of a grim humour and I’m sincerly hoping there is at least  a sequel becaue there is no way the Grim Reapers’s work is done!
Loved, Loved it! I highly recommend this to lovers of dark fantasy and those who are fans on anti-heroes.
http://www.chocomeiske.com/author/vanrochellelive-be/
So there you go.
Daemon Grim seems to be proving popular among the discerning readers of macabre tastes.

If YOU feel like getting to know him better
You know what to do


Sunday, January 31, 2016

How the Devil Did You Do That? - Part 2


Last time around, I explained a little bit about the Heroes in Hell universe in which Daemon Grim exists. As you can imagine, Heroes in Hell gives me an excellent playground in which to set my characters free. But, how did I come up with the character of Grim specifically? 

Ah, that was quite easy.

First of all, I did my homework. 
Hell is a wondrous place, where all sorts of dastardly deeds and fiendish fun is allowed to spiral out of control. However, the HIH concept has certain rules – certain limits and boundaries. In devising a character, I didn’t want to create ‘just another someone’ – you know – another unhinged psychopath who creates mayhem wherever he or she goes. (Well I did, but I wanted them to bring a certain order and pedigree to the universe).
So I thought…what if my main character was someone close to Satan himself? Someone powerful and fiercely loyal? Someone who was the worst of them all and who stood out because he leads by the purity of his service and example he sets? And to add a certain fear factor, what if that character was cursed with the bane of never being able to lie? Someone who turns such a trait to his advantage to create a dread and chilling reputation. He’s bold, brash and confident, because he's perfectly capable of carrying out whatever assignment he’s given.

When I checked the lists, nobody had thought of using a character deeply interwoven into mythologies and fabric of multiple cultures around the world …The Grim Reaper.
THE Grim Reaper. Ding Dong!

I relished playing with a character like that because not only is he the ultimate killer, but such a persona would be great fun to build a personality profile around. The scope he presented would weave through all the storylines as if he’d always been part of it. 
This is the kind of guy who – if you appear on his list – you’re dead. Simple as that. You can’t buy, bribe, or wheedle your way out of it. And to make it even more unsettling, I’d give him one of the most outrageous sense of humors anyone could ever wish for, and a degree of loyalty toward his team that is almost paradoxical. But for all that, if Satan’s decrees it, he’d still snuff anyone out of existence without the slightest remorse.


This guy can go everywhere and anywhere. As such, not only will you be seeing him in his own adventures, but in subsequent Heroes in Hell anthologies too. After consultation with Janet Morris - the creator of the Heroes in Hell series - we thought it would be a great idea to have a character whose adventure leapfrogged from novel to anthology, anthology to novel, and so on and so forth..

Stay sharp…you’ll never know when he’s coming to a nightmare near you!


http://www.amazon.com/Hell-Bound-Heroes-Andrew-Weston-ebook/dp/B015G2AI0I/ref=sr_1_1_twi_kin_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1454255365&sr=8-1&keywords=hell+bound

Sunday, January 24, 2016

How The Devil Did You Do That?


Fans of Daemon Grim might have wondered…

How did you devise the Reaper’s character and the world in which he was set?

The answer to that is twofold.
As many will know by now, Daemon Grim is Satan’s go-to guy in times of trouble, and the leader of two very special teams: The Hell Hounds, (Fiendish bounty hunters) and the Inquisitors, (A very select bunch of diabolical characters who form Satan’s elite interrogators).

The world in which they are set is perhaps easiest to answer first, because all stories take place within the Heroes in Hell Universe.


Heroes in Hell is a series of shared world fantasy books, within the genre Bangsian fantasy/horror, created and edited by Janet Morris and written by her, Chris Morris, C. J. Cherryh and others. The first 12 books in the series were published by Baen Books between 1986 and 1989, and stories from the series include both Hugo Award winners and Nebula nominees.
Janet continued the series through her own publishing company – Perseid Press – from 2011 onward with, Lawyers in Hell, followed by five more anthologies and a novel since then.


http://www.theperseidpress.com/

Basically, the shared world premise of Heroes in Hell (also called The Damned Saga) is that all the dead wind up together in Hell, where they can pick up where they left off when still alive, except that now, it’s a no-holds-barred, rollercoaster ride of violent, stab you in the back adventure. Anything goes – and often does...

So, there’s the answer to the second part of the question. I answered that part now, so you better understand the foundations I needed to lay out for the main character.

Next time, I’ll let you know how the character I devised became Daemon Grim. It’s more complex than you think.


See you then J

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

A Trip Round Hell - Part 3
Hi there.
Last time we took a look around the Reaper's hometown in the Juxtapose Level of Hell.
Today, we'll take a dip into some of the other circles mentioned in Hell Bound.
See if you can recognize them from the book:

Hades:

Nowhere in hell offers the warm unwelcome of Hades. Thermo-fountains - rivers of molten lava - pyro-winds. And of course, nonstop seismic instability. You never know what's going to happen...other than its always toasty. Champ and Yamato also discovered other creatures like to play here...to their cost.

Perish:

Dark, brooding and gothic - the Perishian way of life is full of gall with absolutely no charm in sight. A mysterious and wondrous place where crime lords rule, and hellegal activities are rife under the auspices of the white market.

Pont Snuff:

One of the oldest bridges in Perish - this ethereal bridge spans the River Inseine where damned souls rot in its inky depths, eternally chained to their sins, and forever ready to lure unsuspecting denizens to share their doom...But other events transpire beneath its mirrored sheen. Dare you dip your toe into Hell Bound to find out?

The Spouting Pyramids of Geyser:

Dark Cairo, where the pyramids regularly erupt and fill the streets in molten lava, and where we find the secret repository - The Sphincter. (Only entrance at the rear - of course). A foul, repulsive and disruptive place, and scene of an infamous run-in between Grim and the Sibitti.

Bailey to the Black Tower:
The Isle of Cogs maximum security prison. An isolated dot in the middle of a storm enraged sea. Surrounded on all sides by impenetrable cliffs and cog beach (A ticking time bomb of a trap for any who dare to approach uninvited) Think about it...could you imagine having to negotiate a beach comprised upon millions upon millions of cogs, tines and gears - some big enough to crush a truck - and all just waiting to grind you to a pulp?


 Ha! THAT's what hell is all about. It'll either keep you on your toes, or rip them right off.

The prison sits atop the only bluff that overlooks the sea, and is home to a rather unusual guest. Who? Ah, for that you'll have to delve between the pages...
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So there you go. This is just a little dip into some of the other places Daemon Grim has visited...But stay tuned. There's more...much more to come.