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Kevin Lucia

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Kevin Lucia is the Reviews Editor for Cemetery Dance Magazine. His column Revelations is featured on Cemetery Dance Online. His short fiction has appeared in several anthologies, most recently with Neil Gaiman, Clive Barker, Bentley Little, Peter Straub and Robert McCammon.

His first short story collection, Things Slip Through was published November 2013, followed by Devourer of Souls in June 2014, Through A Mirror, Darkly, June 2015, and and his second short story collection, Things You Need, September 2018. His novella Mystery Road is forthcoming from Cemetery Dance Publications.

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Kickstart My Heart in the Weight Room

So an interesting thing has happened to me over the past few weeks. I don't mind admitting that I've struggled a lot with fatigue, weariness, and even a touch of depression over the past three years in regards to my writing, and even my daily life, especially the past year. Part of it comes from personal matters which has led me to re-evaluate the priorities in my life. Me figuring out what's i... Read more of this blog post »
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Things Slip Through

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Through a Mirror, Darkly

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Devourer of Souls

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A Night At Old Webb

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Mystery Road

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The Sliding: A Clifton Heig...

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As The Crow Flies - A Clifton Heights Tale (Horror)
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Description: Welcome to Clifton Heights, New York. Just another average Adirondack town, and nice enough in its own right. Except after dark, or under the pale light of the moon. Or in a very private doctor's office at Clifton Heights General Hospital, where no one can hear you scream. Or on a road out of town that never ends, or in an old house sitting on the edge of town with a mind - and will - of its own. Maybe you shouldn't have left the interstate, my friend. Maybe you should've driven on to the next town. But you didn't. You saw our sign, turned down our road, figuring on just a short stay. And maybe it will be. Or maybe you'll never leave. Anyway, pay a visit to The Skylark Diner. I'll be there. Pull up a chair and let me tell you about our town. It's nice enough, it really is. Except after dark. Or on cold winter days when no one is around, and you're all alone... *** It's Halloween in Clifton Heights. A perfect night for retribution, and for squaring the books...
The Sliding - A Clifton Heights Tale (Horror)
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Description: Welcome to Clifton Heights, New York. Just another average Adirondack town, and nice enough in its own right. Except after dark, or under the pale light of the moon. Or in a very private doctor's office at Clifton Heights General Hospital, where no one can hear you scream. Or on a road out of town that never ends, or in an old house sitting on the edge of town with a mind - and will - of its own. Maybe you shouldn't have left the interstate, my friend. Maybe you should've driven on to the next town. But you didn't. You saw our sign, turned down our road, figuring on just a short stay. And maybe it will be. Or maybe you'll never leave. Anyway, pay a visit to The Skylark Diner. I'll be there. Pull up a chair and let me tell you about our town. It's nice enough, it really is. Except after dark. Or on cold winter days when no one is around, and you're all alone.. **** THE SLIDING Three friends poke around the old spook outside of town and encounter a cosmic horror that was better left alone...
Dead Dog Summer (Biographies & Memoirs)
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Kevin Lucia added a status update: So, I've been on a Facebook break for over three months, and am not motivated to go back. Not convinced it's essential for a writing career; at least, not where I am right now. Have been spending more time here, posting more reading updates, which seems to be garnering a good response. Would like to learn how to generate more interaction here. Thoughts?
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Kevin Lucia is on page 234 of 350 of Purged: A horror/thriller novel asking deep questions about faith, dogma, and indoctrination - and engaging, also.
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A heartbreaking and ironic ending...what I would expect from a Ford/Boden team up. Full review coming soon.
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The Man with the Barbed-Wire Fists by Norman Partridge
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Some great stuff in here, as can be expected. By turns entertaining, touching, funny, ironic, and just plain disturbing. Partidge's voice is just as distinctive as Robert E. Howard's. My only quibble? That we don't have more Partridge to read...
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Kevin Lucia has a place he calls home in much of his work. Like Stephen King has Castle Rock and Gary A. Braunbeck has Cedar Hill, Lucia has Clifton Heights, a small town in the Adirondacks where strange is more or less the norm.

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It's easy to see how Robert McCammon eventually felt called to writing historical fiction. This isn't just a cross-country thriller, it's a treatise about those who'd gotten caught up in the turbulent sixties - those who'd dreamed big and dreamed of ...more
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All the noir/pulpy goodness you would expect from Norman Partridge, as well as his signature style - proof that this kind of fiction can be well-crafted. I love his very specific word choice and the rhythm of his prose. I lucked out, too, and snagged ...more
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“It occurred to him that he'd made a habit of pissing on the shoes of very powerful beings, but he'd never been a study in social graces. Why change now?”
Kevin Lucia, Hiram Grange and the Chosen One

“...when I write, I seek to see.”
Kevin Lucia, Things Slip Through

“I'm just a crusty old academic, I suppose, more comfortable in solitary pursuits than social ones. I can lecture eloquently about how our hopes and dreams and fears are reflected in our myths and legends and what that says about being human, but I'm not so good at acting like one, I'm afraid. Or at enjoying their company.”
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message 9: by Dale

Dale Thele Kevin, thanks for the friend connect. Have an awesome 2014!


Cristina Sburlea Hi, I am organizing a giveaway. On December 8, I will send out a copy of my epic fantasy novel titled Creatures of Darkness and Light - titans, humans, and the beasts and my paranormal fantasy novel titled 300 Years of Sin (btw, there are no sparkly vampires here, but there's quite the body count), each e-book will go to a different person. Those who want to participate have to like and leave a comment (on my FB wall) with the name of the e-book they want. If you would like to participate, you can check out my FB page: https://www.facebook.com/MariaCristin... or my Goodreads page blog.


Cristina Sburlea 10x for accepting my friend request :)


Christine Hatfield Thanks for being my friend


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Ben Galley Nice to meet you Kevin.


Pamela Hey Kevin...Thanks for accepting my friend request.


Louise Thanks for the add, Kevin. :-)


Bradley Hello Kevin, I hope you are having a good day! =)

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