Tag Archives: The Seventh Equinox

Open mic night

November 13, 2013

Tonight, I’ll read an excerpt from THE SEVENTH EQUINOX at an open mic sponsored by the Staunton Waynesboro Augusta Writers Group. 6 p.m. kibitzing, 7 p.m. open mic. AVA Restaurant and Wine Bar, 103 W. Beverley St., Staunton. This is open to the public, so stop by!

A Good Woman Is Hard to Find

November 11, 2013

My wife, Deena, sure has been a huge help with the release of The Seventh Equinox. Check out this point-of-purchase display she made for our local bookstore, Bookworks, in advance of my Dec. 7 signing there.

Point-of-purchase display for THE SEVENTH EQUINOX, made by my awesome wife (and featuring her cover art). The article on the front ran in the Nov. 10, 2013 edition of the News Leader.

Point-of-purchase display for THE SEVENTH EQUINOX, made by my awesome wife (and featuring her cover art). The article on the front ran in the Nov. 10, 2013 edition of the News Leader.

On top of that, Deena also made all these freebies for readers to download:

The Seventh Equinox by Matthew Warner

WEBSITE BANNER — Right click and “save as” to download.

Download your size:

The desktop art is based on yet another advertisement that she made. It’s on-screen ad at Zeus Digital Theater in Waynesboro that’s been running before each movie showing for the past month, also promoting the signing I’m doing at Stone Soup this weekend.

All this comes after the work she’s done for my other releases. This includes the cover art and design for Blood Born, No Outlet, Death Sentences, Horror Isn’t a 4-Letter Word, Eulogies I and II, Tales from the Gorezone, the DVD box art for The Lovecraft Chronicles . . . shall I go on?

So let’s hear it for Deena! What do you think I should get her for Christmas? And no tasteless jokes about what I’m “paying” her. . . .


November 10, 2013

Staunton’s newspaper, The News Leader, featured my book in its “Local Shelf” column about new book releases from area authors. In the print edition of Catherine Hoffman’s article, THE SEVENTH EQUINOX‘s cover appears as a large color image on its section’s front page. (This is the type of thing that makes writers go, “Woohoo!”) She writes that this “dark fantasy novel uses a fictional locale which will sound suspiciously familiar to readers” and “will keep the reader enthralled until its conclusion.”

I’ll be signing at Bookworks on W. Beverley St. on Dec. 7 from 2–4 p.m.


November 6, 2013

Finally, it’s here! The Kindle eBook edition should be available on Amazon within the next day. The eBook edition is in the Kindle Matchbook program, which means anyone who orders a hardcopy through Amazon can download the eBook version for free.

Also be sure to bring your copy to one of my many upcoming appearances. I’m full of snide gossip, so I’ll make it worth your while.

What are you waiting for?

Midwest Book Review reviews THE SEVENTH EQUINOX

November 3, 2013

Another new review! Diane Donovan of Midwest Book Review writes that THE SEVENTH EQUINOX is “a fast-paced story of magic, renewal and adventure perfect for urban fantasy genre readers.”

The Horror Fiction Review previews THE SEVENTH EQUINOX

November 2, 2013

Book reviews are starting to roll in! Christine Morgan of The Horror Fiction review writes, “With a cast of amusing, well-rounded characters … The Seventh Equinox is a lively and entertaining read, clever, sexy, and fun.” I never thought “sexy” would be applied to one of my works, so this is a banner day for me.


November 1, 2013

Free swag — Download your very own website banner and desktop art about THE SEVENTH EQUINOX. And don’t forget that if you order the print edition by Nov. 6, you’ll receive $2 off.

Meanwhile, nobody conquered the Haunted House Adventure game. My evil genius remains virtually undefeated — and lonely. There must be a superhero out there worthy of the challenge. But who could it be? . . . (breaks into song) . . .

Gordy Parkhurst’s Inspiration

October 17, 2013

Poltergeist II was a seminal movie for me — but I didn’t realize until now how influential it was until I came across footage of Julian Beck playing the evil reverend, Henry Kane. And at last, I knew whom I unconsciously casted in the role of Gordy Parkhurst in The Seventh Equinox. Just imagine him with a little more Southern twang, and you got him.

Solve a Puzzle to Win a Signed Copy of THE SEVENTH EQUINOX

October 12, 2013

How smart are you?

How smart are you?

The Halloween season has officially begun at the Warner house because I hauled all the mildewed decorations out of the shed. The living room is rife with scary bats and dancing skeletons — which inspired the Haunted House Adventure puzzle game you can still play on my website. In fact, it’s a pictorial tour of my home.

The first person to solve the game from now through Halloween will win an autographed copy of THE SEVENTH EQUINOX hardcover, out Nov. 6 from Raw Dog Screaming Press.


  1. Contest begins now and ends 11:59 p.m., October 31, 2013.
  2. To win, be the first person to solve the Haunted House Adventure puzzle game, and enter your name in the Hall of Fame.
  3. Email me with your name, address, and the name of whom I should inscribe the book to.
  4. Previous Hall of Famers are excluded from entering.

This is not an easy game. Only three people have solved it in the four years its been online. So I won’t be responsible if it breaks your brain. I will only laugh.


  • Readers of H.P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allan Poe, and David Morrell will have an advantage.
  • Click everywhere. You must collect certain objects to advance to the next stage in the game.
  • Pay attention to the hints information bar.
  • When one of the hints is to pay attention to the hints, you know you’re in for a rough time. Whiskey is recommended.
  • Don’t get discouraged! The house is indeed solvable.

Book trailer behind the scenes

October 7, 2013

The script for THE SEVENTH EQUINOX’s book trailer — plus other interesting tidbits about it — are up on Jennifer Brozek’s blog in my guest post, The Correct Response is “Whoa”.