Mayan Blue/Michelle Garza and Melissa Lason Publicity Page

Welcome to the publicity page for Mayan Blue (Pub date: May 25, 2016, Sinister Grin Press) by Michelle Garza and Melissa Lason, hosted direct by Sinister Grin Press and Hook of Book Media and Publicity (managed by Erin  Al-Mehairi and Tim Busbey). We are so glad you’ve stopped by, but be sure to pop in periodically for news and updates ongoing! The book tour publicity schedule will be updated BELOW each day.

There is always time to jump on a tour so if interested, please e-mail to hookofabook(at)hotmail(dot)com for a review copy or to schedule an interview.

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May 24

Confessions of a Reviewer


May 25

Confessions of a Reviewer


May 26

Thomas Flowers III, Author


May 28

Adrian Shotbolt, Beavis the Bookhead


May 29

Adrian Shotbolt, Beavis the Bookhead


May 30

Haunted Reading Room of Mallory Heart Reviews


June 2

This is Horror (Shane Keene Reviews)


June 3



June 10

Horror Maiden Reviews


June 17

Into the Macabre


June 20

Erik Smith, Low Budget Reviews 

YouTube Review

June 27

The Horror Bookshelf


July 19

The Eyes of Madness



Horror After Dark – Scot

Review and Interview


Arm Cast Podcast



Mayan Blue, Synopsis

  • File Size: 488 KB
  • Print Length: 149 pages
  • Publisher: Sinister Grin Press (May 25, 2016)
  • Publication Date: May 25, 2016

mayan blue cover

Xibalba, home of torture and sacrifice, is the kingdom of the lord of death. He stalked the night in the guise of a putrefied corpse, with the head of an owl and adorned with a necklace of disembodied eyes that hung from nerve cords. He commanded legions of shapeshifting creatures, spectral shamans, and corpses hungry for the flesh of the living. The Mayans feared him and his realm of horror. He sat atop his pyramid temple surrounded by his demon kings and demanded sacrifices of blood and beating hearts as tribute to him and his ghostly world.

These legends, along with those that lived in fear of them, have been dead and gone for centuries. Yet now, a doorway has been opened in Georgia. A group of college students seek their missing professor, a man who has secretly uncovered the answer to one of history’s greatest mysteries. However, what they find is more than the evidence of a hidden civilization. It’s also a gateway to a world of living nightmares.


Melissa Lason and Michelle Garza have been writing together since they were little girls. Dubbed The Sisters of Slaughter by the editors of Fireside Press. They are constantly working together on new stories in the horror and dark fantasy genres. Their work has been included in FRESH MEAT published by Sinister Grin Press, WISHFUL THINKING by Fireside Press, WIDOWMAKERS a benefit anthology of dark fiction.

Find them on FACEBOOK! 

Praise for Mayan Blue

“From the outset, Garza and Lason let the blood spill, plunging their small cast of characters into the depths of Mayan hell. There’s plenty of action to go around as the group is confronted with a number of horrors, from the labyrinthine and booby-trapped maze of the newly discovered Mayan temple to the angry gods and their owl-headed, sharp-clawed servants.” –Michael Hicks, Author of Convergence

“Their short works are wonderful to read. However this book proves that they can tackle longer works without missing a beat.” –Tom, GoodReads

”These two show no quarter dragging the characters–and by extension, the reader–into the depths of the Mayan version of Hell. There’s vividness to the scenes they craft that made me want to make sure I was reading in full daylight, or at least with most of the lights on.” –John Quick, Author of Consequences

Purchase Links


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