Eclectic Cycle

Next Projects in Writing

Well, guys, sorry I missed last Monday's mediocre blog update. Blame it on October nearing. I always get a special kind of kooky as fall approaches. As for writing updates, working on two different projects, some of which I hope to publish in December. For my 'dark fantasy' and 'horror' fans, I am working on quite a few horror shorts that I hope you will enjoy. I have some semi-big plans for these short horror stories. You want to know what my plans are? You do? Awesome! Here's the plan (of which, knowing my history, half will fall apart before it even gets to production and half will be delayed):

1. Publish horror short stories as ebooks. Duh.

2. Compile into an anthology and publish that (duh again).

3. This is where it gets exciting! I have a voice actor lined up ( the same one who did Demon Draw) to read the stories.

4. Publish audio stories on podiobooks and video channels.

5. Profit!

Yep, that's the plan. For those of you still curious about the shorts, I will give one further clue: they are mostly what is commonly called 'quiet horror.' Shirley Jackson's House on Haunted Hill is a great example of a quiet horror novel. A good example of a quiet horror short story would be The Great God Pan by Arthur Machen. Less gore. More ghosts and the unexplained. H.P. Lovecraft also wrote a fair bit of quiet horror as well.

As for the elf romance, it's still chugging along too!

That's all I got, folks! Have a great day!

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My Paranormal Journal: Volume Three is Published!

Whoo hoo. Of course, still pending distribution at a few sites, but it is available at the 'zon:


I had a lot of fun writing the journal. Not to sound completely egotistical, but having something happen to me in real life cool enough to share with others is a rarity. And paranormal events leave a sense of wonder and mystery in your heart. With the world's shadows being chased away by energy efficient lights and science slowly untangling the knotted ball of yarn that is life, logic is smothering the weird every day. And it makes me a little sad, to tell you the truth. Our ancestors didn't know the reason why thunder rumbled or wind howled, so they made up their gods and goddess' to explain. But our scientists figured out the thunder and wind, and the ambassadors of mediocre public education passed the word on that there is no magic in thunder or wind. Just atmospheric pressure changes. No gods to be seen.

I'm sure one day science will be able to explain with 100% pure, raw, organic logic why people experience ghostly visitors and hear odd things or why doors bang open all by their lonesome. That day will be a very sad one for me. I often wonder if there will be any wonders left in the world by the time I am old.

Unfortunately, due to life circumstances and whatnot, I will not be publishing anything else until at least December and maybe January if I am too badly behind. Sorry guys! Life gets in the way of art and all that, right? I will, however, still be posting on this blog. Mainly random musings and artwork to remind you guys I am still out there in the world.

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My Paranormal Journal: Volume Two is Published!

Whoo hoo. Always feels good to get another round of writing out there for my fans. You can find My Parnormal Journal: Volume Two at multiple retailers right freaking now! Here's a picture and a linky link to the great and powerful 'zon:


Also I would like to make a special note for those of you who buy through B and N, (link) that the cover image is not showing up on the preview page for some odd reason. Trying to fix that but we can't figure out why the image isn't showing up. Sorry, guys!

Well, back to writing stuff. Have an awesome Monday, guys!


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My Paranormal Journal: Volume One is Published Amazon and pending at all the other outlets. Without further ado, here is the link to my first nonfiction baby:


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Update on Writing Projects

I've been writing a lot lately and hoping to get it all published soon. Because I am ridiculously optimistic, I am actually writing two things at once.

I can hear your collective groan, guys. I know, I know,  I'm bad about not finishing stuff. But this time I think I'm going to finish both!


Remember the elf romance I mentioned in a previous post? I finished the first draft of that and am starting on the second draft. I got high hopes for that one and I am crossing my fingers for a late December release on it.

And if you go waaayyyyy back in my blog posts, you will remember that I was writing a journal of my real life ghost hunting experiences. I am on draft three of that...AND HOPE TO PUBLISH NEXT MONTH!!!

Whoo hoo. Big deal, right? I actually think the ghost hunting journal is near and dear to my heart for a bunch of different reasons.  For one, I love to talk about myself, like most people. However, I am quick to acknowledge that most of my life has been pretty dull. The second reason I love this project is because my friends have been egging me on for years to write stories from my paranormal events journal in an ebook. I am humbled that they think my story is interesting enough to tell. I mean, no one has ever suggested, "Hey, You! Moses! Yeah, I'm talking to you! Why don't you write about that incident at the grocery store the other day? Where you bought groceries, were checked out by a mildly surly cashier, loaded the groceries up in your fuel efficient car, and drove home!"

Oddly enough, no one has ever asked for an account of my grocery shopping habits. Can't imagine why! The third and final reason this project has me all excited is that this ebook will be the first piece of nonfiction I have ever written in that format and length. In many ways, it was easier to write than my fiction because I didn't have to make any paranormal events up. Combine these factors with the fall season/Halloween looming, and I am as happy as can be.

Well, that is about it. Hope you lovelies have a gorgeous week!

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Owl Always Love To Craft


So you are probably wondering what is in the box. I don't know if I should show you. I just am not sure if you can handle the awesome. Do you think you can handle it?
You can? Good, good. Owl show you now...


That's right, I got all kinds of
crafty this week. Take a gross old thrift store box, throw some cut paper in there and boom! Nighty Night Owl!

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This is Why I Can’t Get Any Writing Done Y’all

So I'm going to blame my procrastination on the sheer, raw power of four year old cuteness. See, I have this little girl, the aforementioned four year old. And she is convincing like a 1950's era used car salesman. She could sell sand to a desert lizard and make him feel like he got a bargain. Seriously, anyone with the wee ones know how persuasive they can be.

And my little girl doesn't care about me writing. Oh, no. Forget that. She wants to paint.


And she doesn't want to just paint by herself. Nope. She needs Mama.


So when I was supposed to be writing, this is the conversation I had and the resulting crazy artwork.

Mama: You want to paint so I can get some writing done?

Wee One: Yes!!! I do want to paint. I do, I do!!! Will you come paint with me, Mama?

(she then pulls out my chair at the art table and gives me the angelic head tilt smile. Heart melting, it is.)

Mama: You are so sweet! But I have to work.

The Wee One's head slowly lowers and she sighs, then looks up with wide eyes. Her trembling lips open and she whispers: Please, Mama? Can you paint me a monster with a monster house?

I sigh along with her and completely cave in, as I am known for doing. How can you say no to the trembling lips? And a request for a monster with a monster house?

So here is the resulting fun-silly-weird artwork per my four year old's request. She wanted a monster house with sixteen windows, three doors, made of sticks, with berry bushes all around and she wanted two monsters. Oh, and the monster house was being rained on with icky blue monster blood.


So there you have it, my faithful fans. The monsters reign supreme in my house, not the writing!




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Addicted to the Alphas: Part Four is….


And the fourth and final installment is for sale here at the great and mighty 'zon (link) and hopefully elsewhere soon too (thanks for your continuing patience, my good friends that shop at all the other publishing outlets. We're still in the 'distribution' stage, ugh!)


Whew. It was quite a wild ride writing that one. You guys who are already fans know I have always done 'swords and sorcery' or 'dark-nearly-horror' fantasy, and Addicted to the Alphas was quite a switch up for me. It is urban/contemporary paranormal romance, and while still fantasy, it is such a different facet of the genre as to nearly be a whole 'nother genre. I'm really glad I wrote it because it was fun as heck (trying to keep the blog family friendly, guys, even if my books are NSFW!) and it was a real challenge, something I think creative types need. If I start getting bored because I am getting in a rut writing or art wise, it tends to stop production cold turkey.


Anywho, enough about me. Have a great day, guys!

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Addicted to the Alphas: Part Three out! Whoo Hoo! You can buy it here (link) and here is a purty picture of the cover:


In other writing 'news' I think I should share that I have finished writing the 'Addicted to the Alphas' serial, but it is still in editing, so I am trying to meet my deadlines still-mostly. Kind of. So for you guys who know I totally dropped the ball on the 'Hither and Nigh Carnival' series, know that I didn't drop the ball this time! I said I wanted the whole thing published on August 2 or 3rd, and while those deadlines are doubtful, it should not be much later than that.

Oh, and how could I forget this? While I am waiting for the editing to wrap up on my werewolf drama goodness, I have been writing an epic fantasy elf romance. Oh, yeah, you heard that right. Elf romance. And we all know the elves people love, but they are copyrighted-sorry, ladies and gentlemen! No Legolas or Drizz't! This one is named Dynair, and I hope you like him just as much as you did the aforementioned elves.

In other art news, eh, not much going. The unicorn fawn drawing is not done due to my general slackness. So for you guys looking for the fantasy artworks, your ongoing patience is appreciated. I've been writing more than arting lately (if arting isn't a word, I just made it one) and I am still trying to find balance between my two lurvs.

So, in conclusion, keep those collective eyes peeled for the fourth and final installment of 'Addicted to the Alphas' by R. Moses!

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Addicted to the Alphas: Part Two is Published just Amazon (link) right now. Still pending publication on the first at other retailers, sorry, guys! Here's the cover and the link:


In other, less glamorous news, I am still working on the unicorn fawn drawing. I took an awful, underlit, out of focus picture of it. Try not to be TOO wowed! I keep saying I will finish it, and I totally day.

unicorn illustration

Well, back to writing! The goal is (and this is a lofty goal with me, I know) to have the fourth and final installment of Addicted to the Alphas published by August 3rd. I know, I know, I can hear the collective internet groan...and I totally deserve it, guys. I truly do. But I've got to finish what I start, right? Right!


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