Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Carniepunk: the Book and the Tour!

Today's the day, y'all. The Carniepunk anthology with my short story The Sweeter the Juice hits shelves, ereaders and headphones today! So if you're in the mood for creepy carnivals, circusfolk or, like me, just a bunch of junkies wrapped in cotton candy, then step right up and prepare yourself for some of the weirdest shit to hit the Urban Fantasy scene in YEARS!

The Sweeter the Juice tackles that time honored question: what the hell is a drug-addicted pre-op transsexual gonna do during a zombie apocalypse. Hormones are on short supply and surgeons are even fewer and further between. If you like a little, or a lot, of horror in your urban fantasy, this is the story for you. The carny element in this one takes a Mardi Gras approach, floats, dancing, dead bodies. The usual.

AND...there are tons of other authors who've contributed slices of their brains to Carniepunk, too! Including a group of folks I'll be hanging out with this week in Texas! If you're going to be in Dallas, Houston or Austin in the coming week, plan on checking out the following events!

DALLAS  Thursday * July 25th * 5 & 7 PM

Two Carniepunk events for you Dallas folks! First up: the ladies of Fresh Fiction are hosting a dinner with myself, Nicole Peeler and Jaye Wells with our special guest Liliana Hart (author of ) at Maggiano's Little Italy at 5 PM. As I'm not flying in until 2 PM, I'll have to entertain revelers with my Just-In-Town Sitz Bath. For FREE tickets click here!

Immediately following dinner, at 7 PM the four of us will head over to the Lincoln Park Barnes & Noble for the main event, readings, signings and an illegal amount of snark will be proffered for your sick amusement.

HOUSTON  Saturday * July 27th * 4:30 PM

Johnniecakes (alias) over at Murder by the Book was the one who got the train for this tour rolling in the first place by inviting all the authors in Carniepunk down for a ginormous release event. And lots of us bit. Houston is going to be full of degenerates on Saturday afternoon at 4:30 PM until we finish tattooing everybody--don't worry, we're amateurs so you'll be able to lie to your friends about "that one time in prison." Authors in attendance: Delilah S. Dawson, Kevin Hearne, Mark Henry, Nicole Peeler, Jaye Wells and moderating our heathen antics, Liliana Hart.

AUSTIN  Monday * July 29th * 7 PM

Last but not least, the original foursome will be dropping into the Book People for a full blown snarkfest. We'll have plenty of road stories back then so it's sure to be a good time for us, possibly the audience, too, it's hard to say. Feel free to pray for us in the aisles, we may need it. The show starts at 7 PM and ends when we've offended the last person!

Please note: If you're coming to see me as Daniel Marks, I'll be happy to sign copies of Velveteen, but be aware, these are not kid-friendly events. There may be smut-readings, foul language and plenty of things that might end us up in jail, soooo...there's that.

So don't forget to pick up your copy, download or listen of Carniepunk! The link will take you to the Simon and Schuster site so you can order from wherever your conscience allows!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Big News for my Alter...Seafoam Release Day!

...and I mean that in the most schizophrenic way possible, and not because I'm redecorating my sacred space with candles and statuary. Many (most) of you know that I write adult fiction under the name Mark Henry and today marks my first venture into indie publishing with SEAFOAM, a darkly comic, pervy little tale of aliens and foot fetishes. Check out this video for the dirty deets including a look at the GORGEOUS cover!

And if you'd like to give my adult stuff a shot, you can grab a kindle edition of SEAFOAM from Amazon for 99 cents! Also, add Seafoam on Goodreads, talk about it on Facebook and Twitter. I'd certainly appreciate the help!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

It's a Bastard of a Valentine's Giveaway!!!

Happy Valentine's Day, y'all!

I hit a milestone of subscribers on Youtube and SOOOO decided to do a HUGE giveaway! Check it out!

As usual, to enter leave a comment on the video page not here (I just crosspost stuff here).

Happy Valentine's Day!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

When Creativity Meets Depression

I had quite a few requests to begin incorporating my background into these posts and so I complied. Here's the first in a series of dramatic overshares about my life, depression, mental health, creativity and how all that intersects with my writing...

Where are you with your "stuff?"

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Top 5 Awesums!

In what could be a new and exciting feature here at the blog (read: probably won't ever show up again), I've decided to share my top 5 favorite things that have either happened, or I've loved in the past month. And as per usual, it happens in the form of me making a fool of myself on video...

Speaking of making a fool of myself on video, I'm doing a series of Q&A videos over on Random House's RANDOM BUZZERS site. So go check those out...IF YOU DARE!

Monday, November 12, 2012

And So, We Come to the End...

Back when I first got the deal for Velveteen, I reached out to an amazing group of authors for support, well, three groups, actually. One of them was the Class of 2k12. Tradition dictates that at the end of each Class's debut year there be a MASSIVE giveaway of ALL the authors' books. And so, we come to that end.

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Dang! That's a lot of books! Sign up now!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

The YAmazing Race is CLOSED!!!

It’s that time again! So begins the YAmazing Race with MGnificent Prizes, a massive blog hop featuring over 50 debut authors, and prize packs that include books, gift certificates, swag, and more! If you haven’t yet been to the Apocalypsies website, please click here to start from the beginning and read the complete rules.

Now on to the race!


"Dark, demented, and edgy, with just the right amount of humor and romance mixed in, Daniel Marks has written the afterlife like you've never seen it before."
-Richelle Mead, New York Times Bestselling Author of VAMPIRE ACADEMY

Dead at 16. Kidnapped and murdered by a madman named Bonesaw. Bound to an ashen purgatory. Velveteen Monroe has a job to do and a revolution to quash, which doesn't leave much time to deliver the bloody punishment her killer deserves. But she'll make time.

All work and no play makes Velveteen a dull girl.

Unfortunately, her haunting cracks the foundations of purgatory, jeopardizing her very soul and that of an unreasonably hot and off-limits co-worker and, worse, may actually be aiding the Departurists in their nefarious revolution. Velveteen can't help herself when it comes to breaking rules...or getting revenge. And she just might be angry enough to take everyone down with her.

"Squicktastic! VELVETEEN has it all: a ghost hell-bent on revenge, a wickedly hot dead boy and an underworld revolution - I couldn't get enough!"
- Kimberly Derting, Author of THE BODY FINDER series

To order a copy of VELVETEEN now, click here for the deets!

Got it? Good. 

There'll be a quiz at the end of the race (or four quizzes, as the case may be), so keep notes...or whatever. Because the prizes are, like Jem and the Holograms, Truly Outrageous. Pro-tip: you can always jump back here to find the answer, we're not mean...just evil.

But wait...

...there's more! In addition to the copy of Velveteen and swag you can win as part of the YAmazing Race, I'm doing something...Terrible. I'm going to vandalize a copy of Velveteen especially for one winner of my own private contest. Vandalism, you ask? Isn't that bad? (you may have read it is, but not on my walls)

 It could be anything, but I'll tell you I'm not above graffiti, stabbing, etc. It'll be amazing, certainly. Readable? I can't guarantee it. You'll just have to see for yourself. The contest is open INTERNATIONALLY. Because I'm crazy like that. Also...soon to be broke--why is it so expensive???

So enter below (there are lots of ways!) and then click on to the next author on the blog hop!

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It's time for you to move along to the next author in the race! I've got pumpkins to smash!

Next up: Nobody, since the race is OVER!!!