[Double-Feature – Interview] – Patrick Loveland

And to finish off the Double Feature, here’s my interview with Patrick McDonough for DEAD HEAD REVIEWS

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Dead Head Reviews (DHR): This is your first published collection, correct? How did you settle on the stories in it?

Patrick Loveland (PL): Yes, this is my first collection. I had a general idea for a while about what this book was going to be and which stories made the most sense for it. There were originally a few that weren’t going to make it in, and one that got replaced pretty late in the process. The ones that made it in that weren’t going to were a result of me taking so long to write the core novella (that was supposed to just be a short ha) that I crept out of the window the original publishers required for exclusivity on those shorts.

As for how I settled on this set of stories…I wanted this book to be about go-for-the-throat thrills and chills and survival horror action that I…

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[Double-Feature – Review] – Too Many Eyes

New review up at Dead Head Reviews ^_^

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By Patrick Loveland

Patrick Loveland’s collection Too Many Eyes hits you with a blend of 19th century frontiers folk to harsh arctic futuristic test facilities. The collection is broken down into two parts. The first half being subtitled YESTERDAY AND TODAY—stories that take place in the past up to present day. While part two is subtitled TOMORROW AND BEYOND—focusing on near future and a century from now events. Every story includes the strange and weird in one form or another. Fitting for the publisher, Stay Strange Publishing.

The cover design, as well as the illustrations before each new story, was all done by Patrick Loveland. His art is fantastic and it really captures the strange and weird. So much so that it would truly be a delight and gift to us all if he came out with a book on his illustrations one day (I’m not…

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Reviews In The Machine : Too Many Eyes, by Patrick Loveland

Reviews In The Machine : Too Many Eyes, by Patrick Loveland

A great review from Chad at Machine Mean!

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Too Many EyesI’m not entirely sure how I managed to miss this story or how it was kept out of the press, but evidently somewhere in New York there is a now empty grave no longer possessing its former occupant. The long since deceased Rod Serling has risen from the grave. He is once again walking among us, but living under the protection of an assumed name.

And that name is Patrick Loveland.

I realize that it comes off as somewhat of a cheesy line, but the fact is that I’m actually starting to write this review before I’ve even finished reading his most recent book. We are talking about an author who, by all rights should have been born seventy-five years ago, just so he could rise to fame and glory as one of the writers on shows like The Outer Limits or The Twilight Zone or Tales From The Crypt

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Fright Fest 2019: LIFE (2017)

Fright Fest 2019: LIFE (2017)

My review of LIFE (2017) for Machine Mean ![ ^_^]!

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1 (1)Have you ever seen that episode of Cowboy Bebop in which Spike leaves a lobster in the Bebop’s backup refrigerator for a super long time, birthing a small, amorphous creature that hunts the crew of bounty hunters (or “cowboys” in the show, shucks howdy!), spearing them with something from its body that knocks them out and incapacitates them? Yeah, this movie is like an expensive, pretty, gorier, and over-serious version of that. I have a feeling I’m not the first to make this comparison, but either way it fits. Something about the way the creature is handled and how it moves and hides and the camerawork when it’s near.

It could also be said that the Cowboy Bebop episode I’m referring to is itself an homage to Alien (ha! I’m only two paragraphs in and I…

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It’s official! Stay Strange Publishing has its first book and it’s a scary one! Pre-Order Patrick Loveland’s Too Many Eyes and Other Thrilling Strange Tales now and get a special limited poster!

My first short story collection is almost here! (Aug.19th)
Pre-order at Stay Strange to get a fun little limited poster!
Also available in paperback and e-book at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other fine book retailers!

Too Many Eyes and Other Thrilling Strange Tales is the new horror and sci-fi anthology by San Diego author Patrick Loveland. This corrupted collection of pulpy, visceral short stories takes you from the weird Old West all the way to a dismal distant future. This compendium is sure to appall, horrify and disgust even the most hardened terror fiction fans. 

Pre-order now and get a special limited 11 x 17 poster created by the author himself. Offer available until 09/18/2019!

$14.99 includes a paperback book, limited poster and FREE shipping in the Continental US only.Pre-order your copy here.


In the late 1880s, a former outlaw helps an old friend hunt something near the mountain gold-mining town where he retired–but after what happened to the horses back intown, he’s pretty sure “rabid bears” aren’t what they’re really out in the rain for.


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The Cover for A Cold Fire Within

I had the pleasure of helping to playtest this campaign and I highly recommend it. ^_^

Christopher Smith Adair

A Cold Fire Within

“Brendan Sterling sought answers in experimental past-life regression. Unfortunately, his mind isn’t the only one seeking answers in the past….”

On Sunday, May 12, I woke up to find this amazing cover all over the place. The PDF is scheduled to be out at the end of the month, with the hardcover to follow once it’s ready. My name is alone on that cover, but of course there are so many more names inside of those who helped bring this to realization in a way I simply would have been incapable of otherwise.

Thanks again to all my play testers for journeying with me across space and time and places that are neither: Arianne Adair, Erik Brandvig, Brandon Drake Forcier-Reed, Rose Forcier-Reed, J Kenneth Johnson, Mark R Loveland II, Patrick Loveland, Maxwell Mahaffa, Jay Mueller, Ben Plont, and David Ruiz.

Thank you to my editors, Lynne Hardy and Mike Mason for your diligence and support.

Thanks to the Mariusz Gandzel for…

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