See what Spooky’s been up to lately!

Meet Spooky, a dead little boy continuing to grow up. He goes to school, likes taking pictures in cemeteries, and doesn’t breathe. Accidentally starting the zombie apocalypse is his biggest fear, but it’s not his biggest problem.

The Spooky Chronicles is a paranormal mystery horror book series about a child who comes back to life as a zombie but is still getting older. Having already overcome personal tragedy in his life, his unique condition makes him aware of (and draws him into) a secret, paranormal underworld he never asked to be a part of (but still thinks is pretty cool).


15 Stars on Amazon! Sure, you have to add all 3 reviews together, but…

5.0 out of 5 stars The Matriarch April 26, 2013
By Shells
Format:Kindle Edition|Amazon Verified Purchase

Thoroughly enjoyed it. Nice twist on the vampire story. Well thought out and detailed. Not quite what I expected from reading the synopsis but was pleasantly surprised. It’s a story that will appeal to teens and adults. Will also appeal to guys and gals.

5.0 out of 5 stars Great book April 29, 2013
By aanandi
Format:Kindle Edition|Amazon Verified Purchase

Loved it a must read for vampire lovers. A can’t put it down page turner. Can’t wait for the next one. 😉

5.0 out of 5 stars Great read! April 26, 2013
By Drexell W. King II
Format:Kindle Edition

I knew this book involved Glenville, WV, but I didn’t know what the plot would be. I thoroughly enjoyed this book! Kevin has me begging for a sequel. He knows how to spin a great vampire story. The way he portrays how vampires use their powers, with a little bit of twist on their weaknesses, will keep you glued to each page.

Published! The Matriarch is Available on Kindle at Amazon

SkyTreeFangMoon10WTF Books has published The Matriarch!
Get it now on Amazon Kindle and compatible apps. More options coming soon. Enjoy!

From WTF Books:

“In The Matriarch, Kevin Ranson interweaves real and fictional horror into a tale that is part mystery, part supernatural – and entirely hypnotic. Full of rich characterizations and settings, Ranson draws an original picture of the vampire – one that reveals its secrets as it plays on your senses and sympathies.”

Book Synopsis:

Every October, the freshmen at Glenville State College are told stories about Sis Linn, the local ghost who haunts Clark Hall and the graveyard where she’s buried. Murdered in 1919, she was beaten beyond recognition, the target of a brutal killer who was never caught.

The stories are wrong.

When present-day student Janiss Connelly stumbles upon the truth, she inherits a unique opportunity to end a century of bloodshed… even if it’s already too late for her.

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Why eBooks (and Readers) Aren’t a Bad Thing

I just read a lament from Gris Grimly concerning the loss of his favorite things, “books” by way of example. His concerns were over electronic media and the gatekeepers who could use it to keep from us only what they wish for the citizenry to see. A fine point, but not the only point of view.

While I understand the text of this rant in principle, it needs to be framed in context. When the spoken word of storytellers was written down and people started learning to read, there were many who likely thought “Those accursed books! If people can read for themselves, why would they listen to me? And the story… it never changes! It cannot be embellished in print! There’s no emotion or flare on a piece of paper! The very idea is inhuman!” Of course, those storytellers have found other mediums because of change.

The Kindle (mention specifically) is no exception; while the makers and supporters CAN limit our experience, people who had no chance of ever being known due to the gatekeepers (editors, publishing houses, censors) can now be read in the way MP3s allowed unsigned bands to be heard (and in both cases, possibly successful). If Kindle won’t allow people to get what they want in the way they want it, people will move on to something else that can (iPads can load PDFs into iBooks as can many other readers such as the Nook). None of us want anything we love to change from the way we remember loving it (people included), but, unfortunately, everything does. You can ignore it or embrace it, but you can’t stop it. Just trust that people will do what they must.