Thursday, July 26, 2012

Ujahwek published

Ujahwek now available in Kindle and Nook, wherever fine Weird West novellas (and other tales of horror and mayhem) are sold.  ;)

Here are some links to assist you -
Amazon US

Amazon UK

John A. Karr's author page on Amazon

Barnes & Noble

Listopia list - Weird Westerns

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Weird West novella, Ujahwek, gets cover art prototype

My Weird West novella, Ujahwek,  gets cover art prototype from Dark Continents Publishing

Pretty cool, imo.

About Ujahwek:

    As God created Man in His own image, so too did Lucifer create the Ujahwek to prey upon the fleshed manifestations of his enemy.
    For years Randall Montgomery swung a sledgehammer in a coal mine, as if pitting himself against a mountain would replenish a soul depleted by the Civil and Indian Wars. With the onset of black lung and middle age, he journeys west to visit an old army buddy before starting life anew. Instead of a friendly reunion, he finds a burgeoning terror last encountered in North America by early humans. A threat bent on claiming all who draw breath in the Wyoming Territories.
    For ages the dark spirits of the once-feared Ujahweks have waited, ravenous and expectant ... until a banished female shaman of the Blackfoot tribe is drawn to Skull Cliff in the Owl Creek Mountains. The shaman embraces the spirit of Xotaena, Ujahwek high-priestess, and unleashes the means to resurrect the unholy species. Immediately they hunt their prey: humans. The Ujahwek high-priestess selects Randall Montgomery for possession with the soul of her mate. To survive he must battle in both the physical and mental realms, or get dragged into the depths of humanity lost.        

Sunday, April 15, 2012

movie trailer for Xeria, a Space Story

A kind member of WattPad named WastedLight created a movie trailer for my free space opera short story, Xeria. And did it in a day. Skills!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Either Robert Plant a daughter or Hell froze over

Either Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin and solo fame had a daughter or Hell froze over for to rip a power rock song. Elise Testone nails Whole Lotta Love in a shortened version.

And the rock gods' version:

Friday, March 23, 2012

"new" van Gogh painting rediscovered

A rediscovered painting by Vincent van Gogh ... x-rays reveal he had painted over the images of two wrestlers with a still life of flowers.

Wrestlers does seem an odd subject for Vincent. He's done prisoners in a courtyard and drunks around a keg, but it was likely more an art student's exercise than something that truly interested him.

Excerpt from the Van Gogh Museum:

Rediscovered flower still life by Vincent van Gogh in Kröller-Müller Museum
Van Gogh Museum part of the research team

20 March 2012

After lengthy research the Kröller-Müller Museum has another Van Gogh painting to its name: Still life with meadow flowers and roses.

Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), Still life with meadow flowers and roses, 1886, Kröller-Müller MuseumIts authenticity had been in doubt ever since it was added to the collection in 1974, due to the unusual size of the canvas and the anomalous signature among other things. The work was dismissed in 2003 and has been listed as ‘artist: anonymous’ ever since. Now, nine years later, a team of researchers from the TU Delft, the University of Antwerp, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY) Hamburg, the Van Gogh Museum and the Kröller-Müller Museum has succeeded in confirming its authenticity.

Link to article at the Kröller-Müller Museum