Author Guest Post: M.D. Massey

The latest author to be added to my favorite author list! Love the THEM series.

First in the THEM series

Amazon link to all books

About Massey’s series:

I write paranormal suspense and urban fantasy, set in a world where monsters are real, and the things that go bump in the night are looking for a midnight snack… and humans are on the menu.

The Scratch Sullivan THEM Series

THEM post-apocalyptic urban fantasy seriesIn the Scratch Sullivan THEM series, the books are set in a near-future earth during and after a paranormal apocalypse. Scratch, the main character, is a former Army Ranger and Afghanistan War vet trying to achieve some semblance of normalcy while he deals with the psychological after-effects of war.

But when the bombs fall and the dead walk, Scratch discovers that killing zombies and vampires offers the kind of therapy that you just can’t get down at the VA. Finding a new purpose in his strange new career, he falls ass over teakettle into mess after post-apocalyptic mess, yet he somehow always finds a way to make it out of a tight scrape and solider on.

If you ever loved the pulp fiction novels of Robert E. Howard, Edgar Rice Burroughs, and Lester Dent, or if you’re a fan of modern post-apocalyptic classics like World War Z and Day By Day Armageddon, then you’re sure to love spending time killing Z’s with Scratch Sullivan.

The Junkyard Druid Series

Junkyard-Druid-Paperback-Book-Trio-Mockup-800In the Colin McCool Junkyard Druid series, the books are set pre-apocalypse but in the same universe as the Scratch Sullivan/THEM series. Junkyard Druid is straight-up urban fantasy without the cross-genre elements found in the Scratch Sullivan books. They’re more along the lines of the work of Jim Butcher or Patricia Briggs than J.L. Bourne or Mark Tufo.

In the Junkyard Druid books, our main character Colin is a lovably nerdy, down on his luck apprentice druid who has turned his back on the supernatural world after suffering a terrible tragedy. Unfortunately for Colin (but fortunately for us), he gets drawn back into the world of the supernatural and fae by the local faery queen, who has designs on him that go well past forcing him to do her dirty work.

Now Colin must come to grips with his dark past, master his darker nature, and find a way to extricate himself from the clutches of the faery queen’s web of deceit… and maybe stop a supernatural war or two in the process. But never fear, because Colin has plenty of tricks up his sleeve, and the supernatural world is about to discover he’s a power to be both feared and reckoned with…

Review Snippets:

“…manages to blend everything I like about zombie novels, vampire hunting novels, dystopian fiction at large, the CW show Supernatural, and John Wayne westerns all in one beautiful, gore-infused shot. This series is a must read for horror enthusiasts and zombie fans alike.”
~ Fox Emm, ZombieApocalypse.net

“The military references are superbly authentic, giving Scratch some credibility as an everyday hero, and I loved the characterization and development that had clearly gone into even the smallest of side characters… Overall, THEM Invasion is a rip-roaring action fest with plenty to entertain fans of the zombie, action, adventure and horror genres, especially if they also love Texas!”
~K.C. Finn, Readers Favorite Reviews

 

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The Inside Scoop on M.D. Massey

About Me

M.D. MasseyI’ve been a voracious reader since I was in grade school (I read The Iliad in the second grade – my mom had to convince the town librarian that I’d actually be able to read it because she didn’t want to let me check it out). After about the fiftieth time I finished a book and thought, “I could do better than this!”, I started writing fiction in my spare time.

What makes me want to keep writing fiction is the feedback I get from my readers. When I hear them say things like “Please tell me there’s more!” or “Wow, I don’t like to read, but your book really sucked me in” then I know I’ve done my job.

That makes it all worth while, and it keeps me writing the next chapter.

My Bio

I’m pretty much your typical INTJ. I’ve been a soldier, an emergency room technician, a fitness trainer, a truck driver, a martial arts instructor, a cook, a consultant, a web designer, and a security professional.

I live in Austin, Texas with my family and a huge American Bulldog who keeps me company while I write. When I’m not in my office or at the local coffee shop writing, you can find me in my garage pummeling inanimate objects.

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Paranormal Post-Apocalyptic Action Horror Author M.D. Massey