Thursday, June 12, 2014
I'm proud to announce that my short story, BONE CRUSHER, has been published in a new collection of flash fiction called RAT-A-TAT: SHORT BLASTS OF PULP. The collection was published by Pro Se Press. Paperback and Kindle versions are available at: http://www.amazon.com/Kevin-Rodgers/e/B00CCGRIZU
Friday, May 2, 2014
Here is a sneak preview of my next novel, THE PLAGUE OF CORRUPTION, which is the final installment of my CADAVER ISLAND trilogy:
Constantine Stark lived in the cellar of his brother’s cathedral. Candlesticks and wall-mounted torches provided light in the dark, cramped room. Mahogany bookcases, which were stocked by classic novels and history tomes from The Old Times, towered above the cellar’s cobblestone floor. Small, narrow windows near the ceiling allowed sunlight to filter into the chamber during the afternoon.
reclined in a leather chair and flipped through the pages of an Edgar Allan Poe novel while he chugged red wine from a bottle.
He paused, placed the bottle on a wood table, and tossed the book aside
when he heard loud screams, which originated from upstairs. He rose from the chair, dusted bread crumbs off of
his black robe, and walked briskly toward a spiral staircase. A cold draft of wind caused his long, white
hair to fall across his hazel eyes while he climbed the stairs. His arthritic knees popped and ached while he
hastened his climb.
“This is an abomination! I must cleanse this church of vermin!” he proclaimed.
“I beg you, my Lord! Cleanse this church! Rid it of all evil!” Constantine said.
The teeth of the rodents chewed Reverend Stark’s arms, hands, legs, and face until the skin was gone. Raw flesh glistened in the pale light of torches and candles. Blood spurted from severed veins and arteries. Reverend Stark’s left eyeball dangled from its socket at the end of its optic nerve. His robe, crucifix, and leather shoes boasted splatters of flesh and gore. He stumbled toward the pulpit and reached for his brother.
Constantine gasped while he
watched rodents emerge from splits and ruptures in his brother’s robe. He screamed when he noticed a massive hole in
Reverend Stark’s upper torso. Dozens of
rats dug deeper into the ruptured cavity and feasted on his intestines.
Constantine. I’m cursed, my brother. I must spread the plague!” he said.
“This can’t be happening! There must be a way to save you!”
“It’s too late for me. It’s much too late. You’re witnessing the consequences of sin. I’m doomed to roam the countryside for all of eternity!” Reverend Stark said.
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Saturday, March 29, 2014
CADAVER ISLAND and its sequel, THE MASK OF BEELZEBUB, are both available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble! Get your copies of the first two books in the trilogy! Here is the direct link to the Amazon Author Page where both can be purchased: http://www.amazon.com/Kevin-Rodgers/e/B00CCGRIZU/
More information about my writing projects can be found at https://kevin-rodgers.squarespace.com!
Sunday, March 23, 2014
I have updated my official website with new graphics and fonts. I've also updated my works in progress, short stories page, and main page to reflect my recent publications and current projects. The cover art for my new novel, THE MASK OF BEELZEBUB, and my upcoming short story collection, CHAOS AND DOOM, have been added to the main page. Stop by and take a look around! https://kevin-rodgers.squarespace.com
Saturday, March 15, 2014
I'm proud to announce that the second installment of my CADAVER ISLAND trilogy is now available on Amazon! THE MASK OF BEELZEBUB picks up where the epilogue of CADAVER ISLAND left off! It's now available from Pro Se Press and features cover artwork by Jeff Hayes and editing & formatting by Percival Constantine! Here is the direct link: http://www.amazon.com/Mask-Beelzebub-Cadaver-Island-Trilogy/dp/1497336791/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1394874329&sr=1-1