2020/07/17

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Gideon Ira in Castle Bloodghast - Adam Lane Smith

My brother from another mother Adam Lane Smith is back, and he brought Hell on Earth with him. Thankfully, postapocalytpic knight Gideon Ira is there to send the demons packing to their father below!

Gothic horror: Power armor and candlelight

When you enter Castle Bloodghast, you feel it seething.

This ancient castle is the grave of many a hero. When a fearful angel appears to him in a vision, Gideon is charged to enter the cursed fortress in search of his childhood friend. But demons are the least of the denizens lurking in the heart of the castle. Gideon must battle the fruits of the most depraved genius as he struggles to reach his old comrade.

Abominations lurk in every shadow, and the worst atrocities are those committed by bloody human hands. Will Gideon put the corrupted experiments to the torch as they rampage out of control? Will he find a way to escape the curse and free his friend? Or will he break under the unrelenting horror at the heart of the fortress?

Enter Castle Bloodghast, where even angels fear to tread.

As he did for the first three Deus Vult Wastelanders books, Adam has engaged my services to edit this fourth blood-and-thunder installment. But since the book funded within the first five hours(!) my fee is already secured, so everything from this point on is gravy for Adam and his family.

Not only did Adam beat my prior time-to-full-funding record set by the Combat Frame XSeed: S campaign, he did it with a higher initial goal!

That's a good start, but we are, after all, just getting started.

I want Castle Bloodghast to not only beat the total funding record set by Combat Frame XSeed: S, I want Adam's latest campaign to completely trounce mine.

None of our novel projects have cracked the coveted 5-figure mark yet, though we've come tantalizingly close. Let's get Adam to $10K and smash through that ceiling!

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Gideon Ira in Castle Bloodghast - Adam Lane Smith

20 comments:

  1. And since our host didn’t mention it, I will. Adam Lane Smith is also the author of Maxwell Cain, Burrito Avenger, which is an awesome riff on 80’s action flicks. Backed!

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  2. Brian

    Backed as soon as I got the announcement in my inbox

    xavier

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  3. Backed for paperback. I got the rough draft off of Adam's Patreon last week and thoroughly enjoyed it--and monster-slaying in Gothic castles is a perennial favorite of mine. 😁

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  5. I'm happy that people want to read Christian fiction, but do we have to call this genre "Cruci-Fiction?" Do you really have to brand yourselves with something that belongs on a skeptic's T-shirt?

    Personally, I would follow JD Cowan's lead and categorize this story as something like action or adventure. The "Cruci-Fiction" label will become redundant if Christendom ever returns.

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    1. Unclever hans

      It was Razorfist who coined the term and he's atheist.
      And so the Christian/Christian oriented writers happily took it as their own.
      Thus we're covered.

      xavier

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    2. I'm aware, and that's why it sounds so bad. We are the opposite of "covered."

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    3. Unclever Hans,
      Then we should have a contest! :)

      xavier

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    4. "It was Razorfist who coined the term and he's atheist."

      Razorfist actually denied this in his livestream with Doug TenNapel. He was raised non-denominational Christian and is still one to this day. He believes in God.

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    5. Constantin, though I've given the opposite impression in this comment section, I had a feeling that there was hope for Razorfist. But we can't treat him like one of our own until he renounces his liberalism.

      And Xavier, do you mean a naming contest to replace the "Cruci-fiction" label, or did you just challenge me to a writing contest?

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    6. Well, we've had "the cross and the switchblade" once before...

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    7. Unclever Hans

      Just a contest to replace the Crucifiction label.

      As for Razorfist let's pray for him. Faith is a gift and the mustard seed will flower in its season.

      xavier


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    8. I don't know about anyone else, but my pastor's last two sermons out of the Lectionary were about the Parable of the Soil and the Parable of the Wheat and the Weeds. Having spent a few years as thorny ground or rocky soil, I think giving up Mr Razorfist would be premature. God has a way of bringing the exiles home.

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  6. I haven't started in on this series yet, but it's on my to-read list. The Catholics are lighting it up in the Christian Blood And Thunder Pulp space, I do hope to see the Protestants catch up. And Jerry Jenkins doesn't count.

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    1. You know what they say. "If you want something done right ..." ;)

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  7. Hey, trying to talk you up here on Gab. You want to make an appearance?
    https://gab.com/pen/posts/104537517818746703

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