Kevin Candela
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Kevin Candela

Kevin Candela grew up in Southern Illinois on the rich fantasy and science fiction of the 1950s and 1960s. So inspired was he by the movies and TV shows of that era that he ended up spending almost two decades as an aerospace engineer, a time he now regards as "background building" for his writing. Honing his communication skills teaching physics and engineering at local colleges and universities, he completed his first work - a "fan fiction" sequel to the 1998 American Godzilla movie - in 1999. He began work on his Dragon's Game Trilogy the same year, his last in the aerospace industry, and self-published the original version of Mushroom Summer through AuthorHouse Books in 2005. In addition to the Dragon's Game Trilogy - Mushroom Summer, The Ballad of Chalice Rayne and Dragon's Game - his novels include Sinbad and the Argonauts (fantasy adventure), Weedeaters: The Complete Acropalypse (science fiction) and A Year in the Borderlands (horror short story collection with sf/fantasy/comedy touches.) Currently in work are Little Women...with Big Guns, Sinbad at the End of the Universe, Blood Ridge, Terra Forma, Ghost Hunter and The Piper Gods. A lifetime fan of rock and roll, a Dungeons and Dragons addict, and a watcher of "too many" current TV shows, he's always open to answering fan questions regarding his works and far from mainstream beliefs regarding...well, everything. (Photo by Jason Myers)

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    • The Night Has a Thousand Wings: Based on the Legend of the Missouri Flying Humanoid

    • By: Kevin Candela
    • Narrated by: Stuart Gauffi
    • Length: 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    The Missouri Flying Humanoid is Nosferatu for real - a cryptozoological winged "human" reported to hang around Turkey Creek, Missouri....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This ain't no Mothman Prophecy, blood will flow!

    • By Ray Johnson on 04-19-18

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Sinbad and the Argonauts

    • By: Kevin Candela
    • Narrated by: Bridger Conklin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Lost and cursed by treasure, Sinbad is racing to save his mother's realm from an advancing army of monsters. Agonized by his mistakes, Jason has taken the Argonauts on a seemingly impossible quest to alter the past....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Harryhausen finds a home with Jason and Sinbad

    • By Ray Johnson on 05-18-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Weedeaters: The Complete Acropalypse

    • Cinema of Awesomeness, Book 1
    • By: Kevin Candela
    • Narrated by: Karl A. Nordman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Here it is: the blood-and-sap-splattered epic of gritty, wisecracking survivors turned mutant warriors in a global apocalypse against gigantic man-eating...dandelions. One sunny morning, the world awoke to the revenge of their own well-manicured lawns....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Don't eat your vegetables, they bite back!!!

    • By Ray Johnson on 07-23-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Deathmaster

    • Adventures in the 39th Uncharted Dimension
    • By: Kent Hill
    • Narrated by: J. Scott Bennett
    • Length: 3 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 16
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    Enter a world that is the ultimate valentine to those cheap and cheesy sci-fi/fantasy flicks from the 80s....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Call the Bomb Squad because my mind is blown!

    • By Ray Johnson on 07-20-18

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Black Tar

    • Cinema of Awesomeness Series, Book 2
    • By: Michael Kanuckel
    • Narrated by: Karl A. Nordman
    • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 5

    Michael Kanuckel's story has moments that combine classic VHS movies like McQueen's The Blob and some from John Carpenters The Thing. It does this with minimal characters and locations and uses its uniquely crafted story to conjure up images straight from nightmares....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Creepy and suspenseful Cinematic Splatter

    • By Ray Johnson on 10-28-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Imp

    • By: Kevin Candela
    • Narrated by: Gary Bennett
    • Length: 1 hr and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 30
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
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      4 out of 5 stars 29

     Loaded end to end with chills, this terrifying narrative is loosely based on accounts of encounters with the legendary Pukwudgie, a cryptozoological "myth" originating in Massachusetts' mysterious Bridgewater Triangle....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A puck-what-ie? Wedgie? I'm already freaking out

    • By Ray Johnson on 04-15-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Little Women with Big Guns

    • By: Kevin Candela
    • Narrated by: Steve Wannall
    • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    In this wildly imaginative and bullet-fast tale of advanced warrior legions eager to escape their banishment in a parallel dimension, an unlikely band of heroic women are humanity’s only hope against an impending incursion by a highly advanced army of invisible, disc-riding warriors....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Woman on woman action, bolt action that is!

    • By Ray Johnson on 05-18-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Oz Files

    • By: Kevin Candela
    • Narrated by: Rory Mayne
    • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 5

    Picture an Oz straight out of pulp detective fiction, one featuring a trio of hilariously overcompensating heroes....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Dorothy went home, they have to clean up her mess

    • By Ray Johnson on 04-04-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Aramander and the Mist

    • The Piper Gods Series, Book 1
    • By: Kevin Candela
    • Narrated by: Michael Allen
    • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In the year 1284, the legendary Pied Piper punished the villagers of Hamelin, Germany, by leading their children off into a hole that opened in a mountainside. The parents never saw their offspring again. This much is common knowledge thanks to the tale of the Pied Piper of Hamelin....

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Krakenstein VS. Koalatron

    • By: Kevin Candela
    • Narrated by: Paul-Alexandre Petit
    • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Cleaning up is dirty business. Especially when you're Argiss Valance, a ruthless corporate magnate, and you want the world to see you as its ultimate philanthropist...even as you secretly plumb the ocean's depths for the key to immortality. Enter Koalatron....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Cthulhu vs Mecha-Godzilla styled action.

    • By Ray Johnson on 07-09-18

    Regular price: $19.95

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