Get Von Herling, Vampire Hunter for Christmas!

Tell me…are you a horror fan?  Do you know someone who is into horror?

If that’s the case, then I’ve got a superb Christmas present to offer and that is my graphic novel Von Herling, Vampire Hunter!

Von Herling page 45

Von Herling, Vampire Hunter page 45

In the tradition of the original novel by Bram Stoker of Dracula and the acclaimed Hammer Films of England, Von Herling is a superior horror comic on par with the Walking Dead, Vampirella, Hellboy and the Tomb of Dracula.

Set in the remote village of Richten in Eastern Tennessee, a locale combining the elements of the South with Transylvania, a youth named August Von Herling has arrived in town.  But this outsider is here on business – he has tracked a sinister vampire here, Vlad Magnus.  Can Von Herling destroy this unholy scourge before it’s too late?

Von Herling, Vampire Hunter page 84

Von Herling, Vampire Hunter page 84

Created by Max West and published by Different Mousetrap Press LLC, Von Herling’s gripping Gothic adventure has won critical acclaim!

Author Max West is a connoisseur of classic horror movies and novels, in which vampires were a menace to be rightfully feared, and it shows in this excellent tale of suspense. – Midwest Book Review

Von Herling is a classic vampire tale that sports thrills and chills all the while being acted out through anthropomorphic animals done is Max’s patented style. – A.P. Fuchs, Independent Author

Von Herling, Vampire Hunter (ISBN 9780989069618) is available for sale at Amazon in both trade paperback and in Amazon Kindle format.  Any retailers wanting to carry this book should contact Ingram or Baker & Taylor.

Well, what are you waiting for?  Christmas is almost here so go get your copy of Von Herling today!

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Von Herling and Gothic fiction

Work is progressing on Von Herling’s further adventures.  I consider Von Herling to be a work of the Gothic genre, specifically Gothic horror.

When I saw “horror”, many of you readers out there conjure up images of Freddy Krueger, Jason, Leatherface and any number of characters from movies where there’s lots of blood and gross ways of dying.  That is one kind of horror (known as “splatter”), but it’s not the kind I use in Von Herling.  What I do is Gothic horror.  But what is Gothic horror?   Read the rest of this entry »

Von Herling Returns

Some Von Herling artwork to share with you…

Von Herling Returns

“Von Herling Returns”, Pen drawing on 8×10 paper

That quote is from the works of Robert E. Howard and that particular work is in the public domain.

Inspiration and notes for Von Herling

Work is progressing on gathering the ideas for “Von Herling Returns”.

Writing notes for Von Herling

Writing notes & story ideas for Von Herling

When I want to do a story, the first order of business is to get an idea.  Once I have an idea, I’ll actually write things down.  I keep notebooks where I jot down ideas like my concept for “Von Herling Returns”.    Read the rest of this entry »

Von Herling, Vampire Hunter Now Available!

Ladies and gentlemen, Von Herling, Vampire Hunter has officially been released for sale!

Look for it wherever books are sold. If you are a vendor interested in carrying it, the book is available from Ingram and Baker & Taylor. If you represent a library interested in carrying the book, it is available through Brodart Company.

Von Herling, Vampire Hunter by Max West

Published by Different Mousetrap Press LLC, ISBN 9780989069618, Library of Congress Control Number 2013946269, 144 pages

CAVEAT: Von Herling contains material that may not be suitable for younger readers. Parental discretion is advised.

Von Herling Page 45

Well, I have another page of Von Herling, Vampire Hunter to share with you today!

Von Herling page 45

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Von Herling Page 44

Now it’s time for some more pages from Von Herling, Vampire Hunter.

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This is from well into the story. What has happened is that Brittany Mary Parsons is very sick. Why? She is apparently suffering from blood loss. Nobody seems to respect the real cause of why Brittany is losing blood…

There’ll be more pages up next week.