Panel of the BRIDE! Fraulein Frankenstein and Friends at San Diego Comic Fest

Greetings, Friends of FRAULEIN!

As we continue to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s FRANKENSTEIN, I thought those of you Franken-fans who were not fortunate enough to join me and FRAULEIN at the 2018 San Diego Comic Fest might enjoy this clip from the “Bride of Frankenstein” panel.

In addition to yours truly, the panel featured my own lovely bride and Famous Monsters of Filmland correspondent Kelly Dunn, encyclopedic film historian David J. Skal, genre film and stage actor Will Lund, and erstwhile moderator, comics writer, and dedicated Franken-fanatic Spike Steffenhagen. Alas, this is only a brief clip, but it will give you a taste of the great discussion we had. Many thanks again to Spike, Mike Towry, and the entire Comic Fest crew for hosting us! And props to Spike again for sharing the video.

And, while you’re still in a Franken-mood, why not grab your very own Kindle ebook of FRAULEIN FRANKENSTEIN for ONLY 99 CENTS? What a deal!!! But hurry–this offer is only good through Sunday, June 24th, so get your ebook today! Click the link below to order:

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Celebrate FRANKENSTEIN’s 200th birthday with a Kindle ebook of FRAULEIN FRANKENSTEIN for Only 99 Cents!

1818 was a momentous year in Monsterdom, for it saw the first publication of the perennial Mary Shelley classic of Gothic fiction, Frankenstein. To celebrate, Mary and a few of her monster friends are inviting YOU to a special party…and YOU get the gift–FRAULEIN FRANKENSTEIN, the gripping sequel to Shelley’s classic written by New York Times bestselling novelist Stephen Woodworth, is on sale as a Kindle ebook for ONLY 99 CENTS! You can learn more about the novel and order the ebook by clicking the link below:

But hurry! This special offer is only good until Sunday, June 24th. Get your FRAULEIN today! And please let all your fellow Franken-friends know about this can’t-miss deal!

Author Stephen Woodworth at the Vintage Paperback Show!

 

Calling all fans of THROUGH VIOLET EYES and FRAULEIN FRANKENSTEIN!

As many of you may already know, I and my lovely wife Kelly Dunn will be signing our books along with our illustrious colleagues at the annual Los Angeles Vintage Paperback Collectors Show tomorrow, Sunday, March 18th, at 2 p.m. I shall have copies of the Violet books and FRAULEIN FRANKENSTEIN for sale, as well as our handsome ONE NIGHT AT THE VILLA DIODATI chapbook from Shadowridge Press. Our fellow Shadowridge authors Dennis Etchison (Darkside, The Death Artist, Red Dreams), Peter Atkins (Hellbound: Hellraiser II, Morningstar, Big Thunder), and Tracy Carbone (Missing, Just Stories, The Rainbox) will be there for autographs, as well as such genre fiction luminaries as David Schow, Tim Powers, Christa Faust, Harry Turtledove, and many, many others. Get all the details here:

2018 Los Angeles Vintage Paperback Collectors Show

Hope you can join us! In the meantime…HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY!!!

A Fresh Peek at THROUGH VIOLET EYES

Greetings, readers!

Some of you may know my writing through my most recent novel, FRAULEIN FRANKENSTEIN, and some may have enjoyed my New York Times bestselling paranormal suspense Violet Series, comprised of Through Violet Eyes, With Red Hands, In Golden Blood, and From Black Rooms. Regardless of which books you’ve read, I thought you might enjoy this post I originally wrote for Jennifer Schaper’s wonderful BTH Reviews website (formerly “Books That Hook”). (Many thanks again to Jennifer for inviting me to write the guest essay.) Some of you may have seen this when I originally posted the link, but since the link has changed since then, I thought I’d re-post it for those who want a unique behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the Violet Series and at the bizarre workings of my authorial mind in general:

Stephen Woodworth Guest Post on Books that Hook

I hope this teasing preview tempts all you fans of FRAULEIN FRANKENSTEIN to check out Through Violet Eyes and the other Violet books as well. And for all you Violet fans, I hope you’ll want to get your monster on with FRAULEIN! Right now, you can get the Kindle ebook of the novel for ONLY 99 CENTS. But hurry…this deal only lasts through Thursday, January 25th:

 

Happy reading, and stay tuned for further exciting developments!

FRAULEIN FRANKENSTEIN–Share her with someone YOU love!

With Valentine’s Day just a few weeks away, FRAULEIN FRANKENSTEIN wants to bring you closer to that “special someone.” (Or just a friend who likes to read!) From now until Thursday, January 25th, you can get a copy of the Kindle ebook of FRAULEIN FRANKENSTEIN for *ONLY 99 CENTS*, a savings of more than 60%. What a deal!!! Here’s the link to order:

FRAULEIN FRANIKENSTEIN Kindle eBook Order Page on Amazon

For those of you who may have already taken advantage of previous specials to get a copy of the ebook, why not take this opportunity to but a copy for a friend? Amazon lets you send gift ebooks to anyone with an email address. Share the love!  🙂

And don’t forget about the beautiful Shadowridge Press paperback edition! Check it out here:

 

Lots of love to all of you!

Your Halloween VAMPIRE Playlist!

It’s our favorite time of year here at The Journals of Dr. Franken-Steve, and to get us in the mood for All Hallow’s Eve, we’re queuing up a hit parade of monster music. Since we’ve previously listed our fave Frankenstein tunes in honor of FRAULEIN FRANKENSTEIN, this time we’re going to do some bloodsucking bootie-shakin’ with those beloved members of the undead…VAMPIRES. So sink your fangs into these Top Vamp Tracks!

  1. “Bloodletting (The Vampire Song)” by Concrete Blonde: If you have the “ways and means to New Orleans,” then tune in to this ultimate vamp anthem that would make Ann Rice proud.
  2. “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” by Bauhaus: My own vampire bride Kelly Dunn debates whether this track really “counts” as a vampire song since it concerns the eponymous deceased actor and not the celebrated Count he played. I say any tune whose chorus is “Undead, undead, undead” belongs on this list. This brooding eulogy to Bela, the greatest Dracula of all time, is arguably the greatest Goth song of all time.
  3. “Love Song for a Vampire” by Annie Lennox: This beautiful, elegiac ballad was by far the most memorable thing about the Francis Ford Coppola film Bram Stoker’s Dracula. And someone should get Lennox to play a vampire—she’d be great!
  4. “Flesh and Bone” by Burning Brides: A wonderfully eerie and seductive song from the soundtrack to the criminally underrated vampire comedy rock musical film Suck. Burning Brides lead singer Dmitri Coats also played the goofy yet somehow still creepy vampire villain “Queenie” in the movie.
  5. “Moon Over Bourbon Street” by Sting: Speaking of New Orleans…the Big Easy seems to be Vampire Central for North America, and one could easily see Louis or Lestat nodding in agreement with this nameless narrator’s lament.
  6. “Vampires in Love” by The Misfits: A rocking punk ode to love between bloodsuckers.
  7. “Vampire Blues” by Neil Young: A deep cut from Mr. Young that indicts the real-life corporate leeches that are bleeding our planet dry. The rock legend played this rarity live for the first time ever this past year, suggesting how scarily relevant this cautionary lyric has become.
  8. “Drac’s Back” by The Bollock Brothers: A hilarious disco/rap cover version of a novelty song by singer and actor Andy Forray. Wait ’til you hear the backup singers squeal as Drac says, “I want to suck your…”!
  9. “Suck” by The Winners: Did somebody say “Suck”? This is the catchy title track to the aforementioned film of the same title. The movie’s ironically-named fictional rock band, the Winners are anything but. The comedy musical was written and directed by the multitalented Rob Stefaniuk, who also plays the Winners’ hapless lead singer and guitarist, and it features hysterical cameos from such rock luminaries as Alice Cooper, Iggy Pop, Alex Lifeson, and Henry Rollins. A must-see for all rock and vamp fans!
  10. “Lost Boys” by The 69 Eyes: This great Goth metal band from Finland sings in English and draws inspiration from many favorite Hollywood horror movies—in this case, the beloved vamp vehicle for Kiefer Sutherland and Corey Feldman. Another cool undead record by the band: “From Dusk ‘Til Dawn”
  11. “Nosferatu” by The Scared Stiffs: A splendidly moody instrumental by one of the best Halloween rock bands to haunt the night.
  12. “Vampires” by Godsmack: Spoken-word narration speculates on the psychological allure of vampirism while fuzzy, alt-rock guitars jam in the background in another Goth classic.
  13. “Vampire Girl” by Jonathan Richman: An infectious and funny paean to the vampire girl of your dreams.
  14. “Dracula’s Wedding” by OutKast: The ultimate love-’em-and-leave-’em bachelor confronts his own greatest fear: commitment. And you gotta love any disco-funk track that features a sinister harpsichord, right? 

Whew! That’s a lot of bats! And there’s plenty of other prime vamp tracks out there—we’d love to hear any of your pet tunes that we might have missed.

And to make your Halloween season complete, why not grab a copy of the ultimate monster read, FRAULEIN FRANKENSTEIN? The handsome Shadowridge Press paperback edition is available at the special discounted price of ONLY $9.99 for the holiday season, and you can get free shipping on qualifying orders. See the order page below for details:

 

Kindle readers can currently grab a copy of the FRAULEIN ebook for only $1.99 here:

 

Happy reading, and stay tuned for more “monster hits”!

Get your FRAULEIN on for Halloween! Only 99 Cents!

Fall is in the air, ghosts are in the graveyard, bats are in the belfry, and the Things That Go Bump In the Night are starting to boogie, which can mean only one thing: Halloween is just around the corner! And what better way to celebrate your Season of Monster than spending it with the Queen of Monsters–FRAULEIN FRANKENSTEIN! Just in time for Halloween, the Kindle ebook of FRAULEIN FRANKENSTEIN is on sale for ONLY 99 CENTS. If you’ve been looking for the perfect book to put you in the monster mood, this is your chance! Here’s the link to order:

FRAULEIN FRANKENSTEIN Kindle Ebook Order Page

And for those of you who prefer paper books, don’t forget about the beautiful Shadowridge Press edition, also available through Amazon:

FRAULEIN FRANKENSTEIN Paperback Order Page

Let all your freaky friends know where to get their best monster fix for the Pumpkin Time! Thanks for reading, and Happy pre-Halloween!