Wednesday, February 18, 2015

REBLOG: From The Wild Side: A Hooded Punk Kid Marine Wolf-Loving Hunter

  1. Trophic Cascades are powerful indirect interactions that can control entire ecosystems. Trophic cascadesoccur when predators limit the density and/or behavior of their prey and thereby enhance survival of the next lower trophic level.

From The Wild Side: A Hooded Punk Kid Marine Wolf-Loving Hunter: PART OF A FACEBOOK CONVERSATION I RECENTLY HAD WITH A HUNTER AND FISHERMAN FROM IDAHO FALLS: • Ron Todd Summers: David, you rely on th...

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

The Review Gauntlet: RED – Of Beauty & Rage

Artist: RED Album: Of Beauty and Rage Genre: Symphonic Hard Rock
Overall Score: 4.5/5 Must-Hear Tracks:
4 – Darkest Part
7 – Falling Sky
9 – Yours Again
10 – What You Keep Alive

One of my favorite bands, RED ( a symphonic hard-rock band from Nashville, TN), is releasing their 5.5th studio album on February 25th: Of Beauty and Rage. Following on the success of 2013's album Release the Panic, RED is at the top of their game; building on the best elements of their previous albums to make Of Beauty and Rage a masterpiece I cannot get enough of!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Book Announcement: Bearing Raven's Mark: Book II of the Wolf Road Chronicles

Bearing Raven's Mark Demo Cover Art
     After a brief hiatus to launch and promote Walking Wolf Road, I'm happy to announce that I've begun work on my next novel: 

Bearing Raven's Mark

     Positive reader response to Walking Wolf Road, as well as Julie and J.D.'s recommendation, have bumped it up the to-do list. Bearing Raven's Mark will explore the world of Walking Wolf Road like never before; a world of totemic spirits, shamanic planes, therianthropes, sanguinarians, and revenant spirits... not to mention college finals. 

     Bearing Raven's Mark will be the second book of the Wolf Road Chronicles, and picks up the story of Jimmy and the Pack about a year and a half after the conclusion of Walking Wolf Road. The story builds directly off where the characters left off, and while it holds true to the world and style of Walking Wolf Road, I'm sure the story will surprise you as it takes us to dark places which will strain our characters and their bonds to the breaking point -- and just maybe, might prove to be more than they can handle.

     Jimmy and Loki can't wait to bring the Pack back together again after Bo's first year at college and Geri's return to Colorado, and the four of them move to Colorado Springs for college. However, the past won't rest, and the repercussions of their actions and choices haunt them. Bearing Raven's Mark will explore forbidden reaches of the Shamanic Lowerworld, and what it means to be marked by Brother Raven. While struggling to balance life on his own, college, his relationship with Loki, his obligations as Pack Alpha, and the dangers of technology; Jimmy will learn the hard way that some places are forbidden for a reason, and some betrayals know no bounds...

That's all I'm willing to share for now, but subscribe to the blog or follow me on social media to keep up to date. Who knows, play your cards right, you could end up as a character in the novel... ^, ,~

If you want more clues to the story's direction, check out these videos; excerpts from the early writing soundtrack:

P.S. - World of Shadows is not cancelled, just postponed. I still have an epic crap-ton of material ready for WoS, and may release a short story or two if I stall for a while on Bearing Raven's Mark, but being in school full time om-nom-noms almost all of my 'free' time.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The Science of Legendary’s Godzilla (2014)

The Science of Legendary’s Godzilla (2014)

Yo! Gareth Edwards! Listen up!
Nobody wants to read yet-another review of Legendary’s Godzilla film complaining about, well, just about everything. I won’t lie, I’ve got some serious ‘druthers’ about the film, but I think it would be more fun to give suggestions on how to make things better going forward, while laboring under the delusion Gareth Edwards would ever actually SEE this. Ha! That’s cute…
Truth be told, I did enjoy Godzilla. A lot. Probably due to my lifelong conditioning to love anything reptilian and large. Additionally, I enjoyed it more watching it a second time on Blu-ray the other day, because I had a better idea what to expect, and I had bonus features to help fill out some of the missing background meat from the movie.
But still, Gareth, really?
You expect us to suspend disbelief about ginormous freaking monsters, but don’t give us anything plausible to work with? What’s the biology of an immense animal that ‘feeds’ off radiation? How would any organism survive the proposed MILLIONS of years you suggest?
Tell you what, I’ll throw you a bone here. Instead of just bitching and moaning, I’ve given it some serious thought about how you can increase the plausibility of your Kaiju. And it’s yours for free, I’d just like a nod at the end of the credits. ^_~

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Welcome to the Wolf's Den

Welcome to the Wolf's Den!

I love writing. I write fight scenes, love scenes, death scenes, and generally any other kind of scene I want to... but writing introductions drives me batshit crazy. So, to spare us both an entire post of self-glorified soapboxing, I'll leave the details of who I am and what I like to leak out from between the lines of my actual posts. (Or, if you actually care about that junk, you can check out the Bio on my creeper)
Suffice to say, my name is Brandon M. Herbert, and I am an author. Ta da. Introduction accomplished.
Actually, I'm a few other things as well, as anyone who follows this blog for a while will eventually find out. Other than the obvious purpose of this blog (*cough cough* to shamelessly promote my writing career), I want to give you, the reader, something useful and/or interesting in exchange interacting with my subliminal (or not so much) marketing platform.
To support this M.O., and save all you wonderful people out in internet-land from yet-another onslaught of random crap shoved through an RSS feed, I will be breaking up my blog posts into sub-catagories for easy digestion. So, while this post really sucks as an introduction (yay!), it will serve its purpose marvelously as a 'How-To' guide for my blog.
Without further adeu, here are our winning catagories:

Friday, March 7, 2014

REBLOG: From The Wild Side: Killing Wolves - A Hunter-Led War Against Science

This is an eloquent statement by a man who has his head on straight and has earned my respect. Please read, comment, share, and support.  I wish more hunters who didn't buy into the anti-wolf propaganda would have the courage to speak out like Mr. Stalling has.

"As an avid and passionate hunter in Montana...I am absolutely disgusted that no hunter-based conservation organization -- most of which claim to support and defend sound, science-based management of wildlife -- are speaking out against this slaughter [of wolves] which is a clear violation of the North American model of wildlife management these organizations claim to uphold."

From The Wild Side: Killing Wolves: A Hunter-Led War Against Science a...: "We reached the old wolf in time to watch a fierce green fire dying in her eyes. I realized then and have known ever since that ...

Monday, February 3, 2014

Reblog: THE J. D. Wiley: Eternal Sunset

Here is an outstanding piece of flash-fiction by my good friend.

 THE J. D. Wiley: Eternal Sunset (Flash Fiction Friday): She leaned against him, holding his metallic hand in hers. Together they watched the final moments of sunrise. In three minutes seventeen s...