Sunday, December 18, 2011




Thank you again for donating a book for our 1st annual "Good Tidings & Trimmings" e-book Giveaway! What book or books did you donate, tell us more about them.

The Crimson Pact Volume 1 edited by Paul Genesse

What is your favorite thing about the holiday season and what does Christmas mean to you?

Christmas is a great holiday for children, and not so much for me any longer, though I do like it. Christmas means snow, egg nog, holiday cookies, buying lots of presents for myself, and a bunch for my wife, donating to my favorite charities, and it also means that I work at the hospital as a cardiac nurse, my main job, so that my friends with kids can be home with them. I’ve worked Christmas and Christmas eve fifteen years in a row.

What is your favorite holiday memory?

Getting to go and live with my mom for Christmas break as a kid, as my parents got divorced when I was five and I lived my dad all year, except for the holidays. Then opening presents when the first three Star Wars movies were coming out. I loved my action figures and would play with them for hours, and create all sorts of stories, which led me into writing for sure.

Do you still have any of the toys you got when you were a kid?

My mom has many of my toys from when I was a kid, but I do have a small box of sword and sorcery action figures and monsters.

How do you celebrate the holidays?

I eat lots of great food.

Do you still believe in Santa Claus?

Not since I was in second grade.

A lot of people get that warm, fuzzy feeling around this time of year, are you one of those people?

No. I find the holidays to be some of the most depressing times of the year, actually. Cold, snowy, stressful, and lots of really sick people at the hospital where I work as a nurse, and the big rush to get projects done before the new year.

Have you ever gone caroling or wanted to?

Yes, when I was a teenager in high school we went caroling every year in my home town.

If you had a choice of the perfect weather for Christmas would it be cold and snowy, or warm and sunny?

Warm and sunny!

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The moment of the demons defeat became their greatest victory. In the carnage after the last great battle against the demons, a doomed general discovers their hidden victory. Instead of being annihilated, unspeakable evil escaped into many unsuspecting worlds. To fight them, the men and women of the Crimson Pact must sacrifice everything—including their own lives. Explore 26 stories based on the world created in “The Failed Crusade,” by Patrick M. Tracy and included in The Crimson Pact Volume 1, about the valiant men and women who refuse to let the demons win, and those unfortunate souls caught in the epic struggle raging across the multiverse. New York Times Bestselling author and Campbell award nominee, Larry Correia, and many urban fantasy, steampunk, sci-fi, horror, and fantasy writers tell the tales in this diverse collection of short stories, flash fiction, and novellas. With stories by Patrick M. Tracy, Richard Lee Byers, Jess Hartley, Donald J. Bingle, Chris Pierson, Barbara J. Webb, Kelly Swails, Sarah Hans, Patrick S. Tomlinson, Sarah Kanning, Isaac Bell, Elaine Blose, Kathy Watness, Daniel Myers, Justin Swapp, Rebecca L. Brown, Gloria Weber, Garrett Piglia, T.S. Rhodes, Lester Smith, Chanté McCoy, Suzzane Myers, EA Younker, Craig Nybo, and Larry Correia; edited by Paul Genesse. Join the pact. Fight the demons now.*

*Note:The proceeds from the sale of this book go to the continued eradication of every red-eyed, soul-stealing, shadow-lurking, flesh-eating, baby-stealing demon in the entire multiverse.

View it on ( or on The Crimson Pact websitehttp://www.thecrimsonpact.comwhere you can watch story trailers, read the frame story for free, and learn more about the Pact.

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