Tonight on Write Stuff — Asterion with Kenneth Morvant

5129Bej6P0LThe world of the near future. Dictatorships still exist. One such place is America. The America of the past is not the America of the future. Fear and uncertainty has led to a leader for life who has taken control of everything. Every business, private organization and even religion is under his control.

The common apathy has led to austerity. Control is tenuous at best, but it will be maintained, at any and all costs. Taylor Scott, scientist desires to turn his experience creating military technology into an ambitious humanitarian project that will alleviate the shortages and improve life for the citizens by creating a semi-intelligent beast of burden capable of performing agricultural tasks. Plentiful food, better quality of life for the citizens and reduced fossil fuel consumption are the benefits. However, the leader for life has another plan, a sinister purpose for the beasts. His operatives on the inside modify the experiment and steal Taylor’s intellectual property to create a beast that is battle ready and can wield the power of the leader without reservation and with no remorse.

Miscalculation?

No, cold calculation.

Mistake?

No, total domination of the populace is within grasp.

Taylor continues the experiment with the help of fellow scientist, Christine Summers who shares his interests and their interest in each other grows. Unknown to them, their subject will not be the work beast they intended. No, he will be much more.

The experiment is a success, and their creation is not alone.Taylor and Christine must now destroy what they have created. Pursued by their experiment and the leader, they join forces with the freedom fighters and help them win their liberty from tyranny and its unfeeling beasts of war.

Playing God has its consequences.

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817TMT5J35L._UX250_.jpgA life-long science fiction fan, I grew up with all the old movies and TV when your imagination had to be larger than the special effects budget. While they lacked that, they did tell compelling stories. Names such as Heinlien,Asimov, Matheson, Serling are just a few influences from the old school. Newer authors include Tom Clancy,Stephen Coonts and Michael Crichton.

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Tonight on Write Stuff — The Road to Hell with Jess Hanna

Lucas Stone suffers a horrific accident, experiences the terrors of Hell, and returns from the dead paralyzed and alone until an unexpected new friend finds him.

Arrogant, self-absorbed speaker and author Drake Crawford has written a new book that challenges the traditional Christian theology of Hell.

Luke and Drake are drawn together by supernatural forces beyond their realm of understanding to face the spiritual battle that lies ahead on… The Road to Hell.

Join in the conversation as I chat with my returning guest co-host and contributor horror author Jess Hanna. Call in at 646-668-8485, press 1 to be live on air. Or, download Stitcher on your mobile device. Or, click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/10288749


Jess Hanna s an author of supernatural thrillers that explore spiritual themes. As a devoted follower of Christ, Jess aims to write stories that intrigue and entertain while tirelessly pursuing the truth. He resides in Grand Rapids, MI with his wife, and works in the publishing industry.

Tonight on the Write Stuff — Mythic Orbit with Travis Perry

51d8mtus0ml-_sx302_bo1204203200_This anthology is a showcase for the best stories submitted in the general field of speculative fiction by Christian authors for this project. It represents a wide variety of genres, including science fiction, fantasy, horror, and paranormal. There is no common theme to these tales, though the subject of empathy or lack thereof does come up in them repeatedly. This is most definitely not an anthology about orbits which are somehow mythical.

The main goal of this anthology was to demonstrate that Christian authors can write speculative fiction well. Stories with a wide range of appeal are included here, mostly serious, some with humor, some with “happy endings” and others clearly not so happy. All of them worth reading.

Join me as I talk with Travis Perry, publisher and editor of Mythic Orbits as we discuss this anthology and what it means for speculative fiction. You can call in at 646-668-8485, press 1 to be live on air. Or, you can download Stitcher on your mobile device. Or, click on the link here.


travis-perryTravis Perry is an Army Reserve officer who has had a wide variety of experiences, from riding a horse to school parttime as a young boy growing up in Montana, to serving in the Gulf War, Iraq, Afghanistan, and East Africa with the US Army as an adult. He speaks multiple foreign languages, loves a wide variety of fiction genres, and has written some thought-provoking science fiction, fantasy, and horror tales. Working on a Masters Degree in History, he recently married to a lovely Mexican lady and currently lives in Monterrey, Mexico. His current focus is as a publisher, in which Bear Publications is putting together original story anthologies with unique focus, including Medieval Mars, Avatars of Web Surfer, and the soon-to-be released Mythic Orbits 2016.

The Parker J Cole Show **SPECIAL EDITION OF THE WRITE STUFF** Spellbound: Paranormal Seduction with Marcia Montenegro

***SPECIAL EDITION OF WRITE STUFF**

What is it about the paranormal that appeals to us? Those things that go bump in the night? Those brushes of unexplained cold air? What about waking up suddenly and sensing something is there although you can’t see it? How about stories of haunted houses and lingering spirts? What about footage of the unexplainable?

In some way we are spellbound by paranormal seduction. The movie, Paranormal Activity exploits our fascination with the unexplainable and titillates with our ‘what happens when we close our eyes’? Movies like The Exocerist get deeper into the happenings of the spirtual realm. As adults, we watch these movies and we think on them. Perhaps we make decisions to go in deeper.

However, there is an underlying sense of the occult in this paranormal seduction that whispers to us via books, movies, shows, or games. If it is strong enough to seduce the mature, adult brain, what about our children? How does this occultic seduction affect them?

Join me as we talk about this issue with Marcia Montenegro. She is the author of the book Spellbound: The Paranormal Seduction of Today’s Kids. The book’s information comes from Marcia’s many years of participation in New Age, Eastern, and occult beliefs; her practice as a professional astrologer for 8 of those years, including teaching astrology; extensive reading and research of New Age and occult materials; and experiences and contacts she had in the New Age/occult community for over 15 years. Additionally, since becoming a Christian, Marcia’s knowledge in these areas has been supplemented by her contacts, reading, and research through her ministry, CANA/Christian Answers for the New Age.

Call 646-595-2083 to listen in.  You can click the link here: http://tobtr.com/s/7989043. Or, you can download the WLUV radio mobile app on your mobile device. Tune in.

Spellbound: Paranormal Seduction

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About three or four years ago, my husband took up an occupation I didn’t know anything about until I happened to over hear him one night on the phone.  He started ghost hunting.  I remember he used to spend time with a friend of his and they would come back late but I simply thought they were hanging out at said friend’s house. What a surprise it was to me to discover the only houses they were hanging out at were places reported to have weird sightings.

In this divinely-led moment of discovery, I overheard my husband say something to the effect, “You made it mad.” I wasn’t sure how I picked up the signal from that single sentence but it all became clear to me. I listened as he started to talk more and more about plans for tomorrow evening and the like. They were going to travel to ‘a red barn’ and ‘take the equipment’ with them. Without going into too much detail, my husband never went ghost-hunting again.

When I asked him why he even wanted to do such a thing he said, “You hear about all this stuff time. I just wanted to see if they were true.”

That single statement leads me to the point about how spellbound we are by the paranormal. The unexplainable, the mysterious, the peripheral of our imaginations and spiritual. It is seductive. In an effort to probe deeper into the fascination of the paranormal, some may be lured into occultic or occultic-like practices to understand.

However, as Christians, should we be easily swayed by these happenings? What context should we view ‘the things that go bump in the night’? How best are we to ascertain what level of involvement we should have in them?

As adults, we can be lured by these things but how do they affect our children? With movies, games, books, and TV shows being presented to our children with greater ease and intensity, we need to study how this underlying occultic lures reel in and affect our children.

Join me as we talk about this issue with Marcia Montenegro. She is the author of the book Spellbound: The Paranormal Seduction of Today’s Kids. The book’s information comes from Marcia’s many years of participation in New Age, Eastern, and occult beliefs; her practice as a professional astrologer for 8 of those years, including teaching astrology; extensive reading and research of New Age and occult materials; and experiences and contacts she had in the New Age/occult community for over 15 years. Additionally, since becoming a Christian, Marcia’s knowledge in these areas has been supplemented by her contacts, reading, and research through her ministry, CANA/Christian Answers for the New Age.

You can call in at 646-595-2083, press 1 to be live on air. Or, you can download the WLUV radio mobile app on your mobile device. Or, you can click on the link here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/wluv103/2014/01/29/spellbound-paranormal-seduction–write-stuff–1-28-2014. Any way you can, join us.