Cover of Wolfen: Bloodlines

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Sean Adkins attends horror conventions in both Pennsylvania and Maryland much to enjoyment of fans and stars alike!

Sean Adkins Author of Wolfen: BloodlinesSpeculative fiction and horror writer Sean Adkins is ‘fresh off the campaign trail’ after his tour of Maryland | Pennsylvania horror events. While politicians run up and down the countryside promoting stars and their stripes; Adkins remains busy promoting his worldview delivered between the covers of “Wolfen: Bloodlines” (www.wolfen-

bloodlines.com). This neoteric reinvention of Werewolf lore, serves up the first of multiple ShapeShift serial novels. This Author’s unique perspective was validated by convention attendees and movie-stars alike through impressive encomiums and upbeat feedback, which energized both the Author and DonnaInk Publications (www.donnaink.org) entourage who vendored at both events.

At HorrorFind Weekend (Gettysburg Pennsylvania), Adkins mixed and mingled with the likes of Count Gore Devol, Dee Williams, Doug Bradley, Ken Foree, Malcolm McDowell, Ray Wise and Tyler Mane. His daughter Madison, participated in HorrorFind’s Weekend Costume Contest, where she stole the show and received Children’s Category Award of 2nd place. Competing against nearly 50 contestants, an impressive score for Sean’s daughter. She managed her horror characterization well while sharing the stage with Dee Williams, Ken Foree, Lisa Marie, Grant Cramer, among others – as over 300 theatre-goers applauded from the seats below. Congratulations Madison – well done – bravo!!!!

At MonsterMania Con (Hunt Valley Maryland), Adkins eagerly promoted the “Wolfen: Bloodlines” tale of feuds, full moons and Lycanthropic self-discovery accompanied by his six foot, fully animatronic Werewolf sidekick, which he brought to the Con. Certainly a sight to behold, if not feared. Brave souls ventured forth in reach of the beast’s ferocious claws to purchase their pre-release novel(s) signed by the Author and often took photographs wrapped in animatronic Wolfen arms.

The ‘Savior of the Universe’ himself, Sam J. Jones (Starling Film’s Flash Gordon-1980), walked away with his very own copy of “Wolfen: Bloodlines.” Sean, the only Author allowed to conduct a reading at MonsterMania Con (Kudos to DonnaInk Publications Team!), presented in the Maryland room. Fans of his novel, and horror alike, listened to his favored excerpts, then queried him regarding his inspirations. In watching video coverage on the Author blog (www.authorseanadkins.wordpress.com), you may uncover a teaser for his second novel of the series, which is currently in development!
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THE BOOK NOOK, a DonnaInk Publications Imprint (www.donnaink.org), proud promoter, publicist and vendor of both events for Author Sean Adkin’s, also met great successes while representing Mr. Adkins. CEO-President Ms. Donna L. Quesinberry, in conversations with Conrad Brooks, Count Gore Devol, Dee Williams, Doug Bradley, Ken Foree, Grant Cramer, Malcolm McDowell, Ted Moehring among others, secured impending book deals (memoir, debut filmography title and a magazine). And, in keeping with the sport of HorrorFind, she responded to the Ghostbuster character’s proddings to join the Costume Contest, then wound up actually winning first place as a SteamPunk Sovietress in the purchased costume category. Dee Williams and Ken Foree played up the action Dee accepted the SteamPunk Sovietress’s papers and handed them to Ken to reinsert in the character’s ample cleavage for hiding. It was great fun and good costume theatre.

During MonsterMania, in discussions with Karlos Borloff, Curator of Monster MadHouse, the SteamPunk Sovietress character was invited to air on the Monster MadHouse television program where Borloff intends to add angel wings and a jetpack to the costume prior to airing! Ms. Quesinberry also initiated negotiations with a well-known Washington DC theatre group for their future efforts.

Regarding Author Sean Adkins, Ms. Quesinberry stated, “THE BOOK NOOK Team was happy to represent ‘Wolfen: Bloodlines’ Author Sean Adkins at both horror events. Being new to the genre, the DonnaInk Publications Imprint Literary Team presented modestly at both events in order to earn our stripes among horror convention community goers. We  met wonderful artisans and horror genre lovers from all over the nation while supporting this Author’s work! These were fun and informative celebrations of horror. We are anxious to support Sean at more horror events in the near future! We are exceptionally proud at how well he mastered his reading and interactions with his fans.”

Author Sean Adkins can be found at:

FaceBook: http://www.facebook.com/shapeshiftseries

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/SeanAdkins

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/wolfenbloodline

Website(s): http://www.wolfen-bloodlines.com  | http://www.wolfen-bloodlines.org

WordPress: http://authorseanadkins.wordpress.com

DonnaInk Publications is proud to sponsor Author Sean Adkins at the Monster-Mania Convention in Hunt Valley Maryland the weekend of September 28th and 30th.

Fresh off his appearance at the annual Horrorfind Convention in Gettysburg Pennsylvania, Sean is ready to take the Hunt Valley Inn by storm at the 23rd semi-annual Monster-Mania Convention in Hunt Valley Maryland, featuring film and television legends like Gunnar Hanson (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre), Asia Argento (Land of the Dead) and Heather Langenkamp (Nightmare on Elm Street). Join Sean and DonnaInk Publications at Monster-Mania Con where copies of his critically acclaimed new book Wolfen: Bloodlines will be available for purchase and signing.

Wolfen: Bloodlines is the suspenseful tale of Joshua Powers, an average teenage boy thrust into a battle between two ancient lines of Werewolves. Visit DonnaInk Publications at donnaink.org to purchase a copy of Wolfen: Bloodlines today and come meet author Sean Adkins at Monster-Mania Con. Tickets are on sale now at MonsterMania.net!

Visit Author Sean Adkins blog:

http://seanadkins.wordpress.com

His websites:

http://www.wolfen-bloodlines.com (for mobile users)

http://www.wolfen-bloodlines.org (for desktop flash lovers)

Visit and friend Sean at any of the following social network services:

http://www.facebook.com/ShapeShiftSeries (Facebook)

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/sean-adkins/57/291/35b (Linked In)

http://www.twitter.com/wolfenblood (Twitter)

I have just finished attending the HorrorFind weekend and Baltimore Comic Con. Things are definitely looking up for the book. I have had a tremendous amount of positive response from you the readers. I am currently looking forward to attending the Monster Mania Convention in Hunt Valley MD. Hopefully I will see each of you there. Again I want to thank each of you for purchasing my book and supporting me.

Here is the video from Count Gore De Vol for the Costume Contest at HorrorFind. My daughter Madison is the Vampire in red – she won second place in the children’s category. My publisher is the Steampunk Sovietress – she won first place in the rented costume category.

THE BOOK NOOK, a DonnaInk Publications Imprint sponsored Author Sean Adkins at the Horrorfind Convention in Gettysburg Pennsylvania the weekend of September 1st and 2nd.

This annual event, held at the Wyndham Hotel in Gettysburg, features major horror entertainers from the 1950’s to today! Unfortunately, after rushing through print prep and production – Mr. Adkins title didn’t arrive in time for the event, but everyone from THE BOOK NOOK managed to enjoy a wonderful weekend getting the word out on Wolfen: Bloodlines through a “modest” marketing campaign. Many of this events superstars received signed artworks from the Author as takeaways and Sean was kind enough to share the limelight with “other” authors from THE BOOK NOOK as their titles were on display and provided to select folks as takeaways. Next event is Monstermania in Hunt Valley Maryland and others forthcoming!

Some pics from this event:

Author Sean Adkins’s new title Wolfen: Bloodlines is a horror lover’s treat

With what is may seem an effrontery regard in response to the obsession for all things vampire, author Sean Adkins has made it his quest as a writer to revive Lycanthropy through the ShapeShift Series. While the world has been under the vampiral hex, largely due to the phenomenal success of movies such as Blade,Anne Rice’s: Interview with the Vampire and Queen of the DamnedHBO’s True Blood, the Twilight Saga and Underworld, SeanAdkins has been working behind the scenes to hand the claws back to respectful Werewolves and their Lukānthropía (Wolfen) followers everywhere. Writing his series titles before the advent of most of the aforementioned films, Adkin’s titles rekindle the lore of Lycanthropy and we are glad, because Wolfen: Bloodlines delivers fresh blood to the horror reader’s bookshelves for a certainty.

The National Writing Examiner took some time to talk with Mr. Adkins, to learn more about his charge to reintegrate the Werewolf culture back into mainstream horror and fantasy lovers and here is what he said:

The ShapeShift Series, Wolfen: Bloodlines
The ShapeShift Series, Wolfen: Bloodlines
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THE BOOK NOOK, a DonnaInk Publications Imprint

1. We’ve all gotten to know your book, and the characters. But we’re here to get to know you Sean. Is there anything you’d like to say about yourself to start?

I like piña coladas, and getting caught in the rain. (laughter)

Seriously, I am a professional tattoo artist and absolutely love what I do. I love movies, especially good old fashioned scary movies, which are very hard to come by any more. I think my love for the werewolf in the older movies is where the start of the ShapeShift Series began.

2. Ok. Let’s talk about Wolfen: Bloodlines. What are the Wolfen? Are they different than regular werewolves we’ve seen and heard about?

The Wolfen are one of two distinct bloodlines of werewolves in my novel. They differ from other werewolves because they are semi-good or a-moral. They would prefer to keep to themselves and to live in harmony with both nature and man. Wolfen are the stop-gap for the other bloodline of werewolves in the book and the Wolfen police their own kind in the series.

read the remainder of this interview here. . .

http://www.examiner.com/article/author-sean-adkins-s-new-title-wolfen-bloodlines-is-a-horror-lover-s-treat?cid=db_articles

Original art by Author SeanAdkins.

Ever wonder why werewolves are treated as second class citizens? I have, and it’s driven me nuts.

Werewolves to me are not just a passing fancy. They are pure awesomeness. My earliest recollections of them began in the late 1970’s here in the D.C. area with ‘Creature Feature’ hosted by renown horror host ‘Count Gore De Vol’.

I remember watching Lon Chaney Jr.’s ‘The Wolfman’, and absolutely falling in love. Probably not the expected response to such a character, but I’m just that type of guy.

Anyway, my earliest memory of him was why could he not control himself, and why did he go after the ones he loved. Deep thoughts for a six year old I know. ‘Creature Feature’ and Count Gore were a staple in my life until it ran it’s course in 1987. I recently re-discovered him on his own website hosting weekly horror movies and news. I felt like a kid again seeing this person. You can find him at WWW.COUNTGORE.COM. I’ll post more on Count Gore on a later post. Now fast forward a few years from 1978-79.

In 1981, An American Werewolf in London came out as well as The Howling. Both of these movies brought the werewolf back to the forefront of people’s minds. They scared the hell out of me. I’ll never go into a subway or metro station without thinking about the scene in American Werewolf. As the years went by I discovered Stephen King’s ‘Cycle of the Werewolf‘. This is the very first ‘adult’ novel I ever read. Later, I watched the movie adaptation called ‘Silver Bullet‘. The movie was alright, as a kid I thought it was cool, but it missed the mark.

Then in 1987 I Found Ann Rice’s, ‘The Vampire Lestat‘. Great book, great characters, and awesome story, but I still held werewolves very near and dear to my heart. Ann Rice’s characters captured my imagination and through the years I hoped and prayed for someone to do for werewolves what she did for vampires, but nothing came along. Van Helsing the movie was cool, and when I saw that first werewolf of the movie I said to myself, “That’s how werewolves are supposed to look.” A small nugget of an idea came to me for a story, to try and re-write the werewolf mythos. To create such a new and fresh group of characters and culture and history, that people will finally see them as I do. I wanted to have them no longer slaves to vampires or some ill conceived teen love interest.

My werewolves are powerful, deadly, and fear inspiring. At least some of them. I wanted to ground them in reality – to capture this imagery I imaging I could be passing them in a crowd of people. I want the werewolf to take center stage. I mainly wrote this book with myself in mind for a s target audience; however as time has passed and more and more people have become aware of Wolfen: Bloodlines – interest has grown.

Numerous people have read the first two chapters, most of which are regular clientele from the tattoo shop I work at. All the response has been pretty positive. And they all agree; it’s time for the werewolf to finally take center stage.

In the coming weeks and months I will do my best to keep you informed of what’s going on with the book. Wolfen: Bloodlines was written from the heart. It’s one of my passions. Book two I started last weekend. Hell maybe I’ll throw in some of my own movie reviews as well. Bottom line is this; I Love Werewolves. I hope you will too.
Sean Adkins