Ghost Soldiers: Nightfall Syndicate 2 cover art and blurb

 Here is the cover art and blurb for the sequel to Blood Vice. It releases July 12th, 2011.

Ghost Soldiers by Keith Melton

Ghost Soldiers

Keith Melton

ISBN13: 978-1-60928-498-5

Length: 103,000

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Cover by: Kanaxa

Publication Date: July 12th, 2011



Get in. Do the job. Get out. If only it were that easy.

 The Nightfall Syndicate, Book 2

Vampire hit man Karl Vance has a new target: a rogue, charismatic sorcerer building an army of paranormal creatures in Eastern Europe. The stakes have never been higher, nor the odds so long, but he’s in too deep to turn back. If Karl fails to kill, the powerful Order of the Thorn will hunt down Maria Ricardi, the vampire he loves, and destroy everything he’s fighting for.

When Karl is cut off in enemy badlands, he’s reduced to survival mode, doing the kinds of things he’d sworn would never be part of his vampire existence. Things that will forever color his relationship with Maria…if he survives to see her again.

In Boston, Maria is haunted by disturbing dreams of Karl as she struggles to keep control of her mafia syndicate against a growing tide of threats—traitors, FBI agents, hostile crime families, and the fear that power will turn her into a creature like her hated Master, Delgado. Then she discovers Karl is walking straight into a deadly trap…and there may be nothing she can do to stop it in time.

Warning: Explicit language and intense, violent content. Assassinations, betrayals, paranormal warfare, explosions, gangland slayings, chaos, calamity, rampant pandemonium, and an occasional fiery explosion. 


I’m talking about the challenges of writing female characters…

…over at the Magical Musings blog.

I go on for a while about how I feel gender roles/perceptions influence characters, etc. And I really love to hear myself talk. You can also win a copy of the Zero Dog War for leaving a comment.


I’m also over at the Book Nerds Across America blog talking about Ten Somewhat Unknown Things About Me In Random Order. I talk about aliens. And falling down a mountain. Good times.

You can also win a copy of Zero Dog War for leaving a comment. I can’t give these away fast enough!!! (no, really, I can’t. Check out how many people are interested in winning and left a comment. Like…3. So your odds are great. Just sayin.)

These two giveaways are the last for the forseeable future. Don’t make me resort to the Sad Puppy Dog Eyes.

Because I will, my friend. I will.

Shocking New Interview…and Shocking Giveaway!

I know. I know. You never saw it coming. Another crazy interview in which I draw really bad pictures of zombies on fire, talk about the evils of gelatin desserts, and there might even be a zombie mime.

You can win an ebook copy of  The Zero Dog War, my newest book, by leaving a comment before March 19th, 2011.

What’s that you say? You want to know what the hell a Zero Dog War is? Well, my friend, you’re in luck because I have a handy blurb to post for your moral edification. No, no. No need to thank me. I do this stuff out of love.

The first bullet is always free. After that, you gotta pay.

Zero Dog Missions, Book 1

After accidentally blowing up both a client facility and a cushy city contract in the same day, pyromancer and mercenary captain Andrea Walker is scrambling to save her Zero Dogs. A team including (but not limited to) a sexually repressed succubus, a werewolf with a thing for health food, a sarcastic tank driver/aspiring romance novelist, a three-hundred-pound calico cat, and a massive demon who really loves to blow stuff up.

With the bankruptcy vultures circling, Homeland Security throws her a high-paying, short-term contract even the Zero Dogs can’t screw up: destroy a capitalist necromancer bent on dominating the gelatin industry with an all-zombie workforce. The catch? She has to take on Special Forces Captain Jake Sanders, a man who threatens both the existence of the team and Andrea’s deliberate avoidance of romantic entanglements.

As Andrea strains to hold her dysfunctional team together long enough to derail the corporate zombie apocalypse, the prospect of getting her heart run over by a tank tread is the least of her worries. The government never does anything without an ulterior motive. Jake could be the key to success…or just another bad day at the office for the Zeroes.

Warning: Contains explicit language, intense action and violence, rampaging zombie hordes, a heroine with an attitude and flamethrower, Special Forces commandos, ninjas, apocalyptic necromancer capitalist machinations, absurd parody and mayhem, self-deluded humor, irreverence, geek humor, mutant cats, low-brow comedy, and banana-kiwi-flavored gelatin.