C. C. Blake

Biography

C.C. Blake has lived across the United States, starting in the suburbs of Detroit, to Massachusetts’ second largest city (Worcester) to the country’s seventh largest city (San Antonio, Texas, that is). He’s has a variety of jobs, working as a substitute teacher, the graveyard shift dishwasher at a haunted Denny’s, lab research monkey and teaching assistant at a second tier college. Currently, he works as an automation consultant for a chemical company on the Northeast side of SAtown (which isn’t as Hellish as it sounds).

Blake’s most popular character, irrepressible adventurer Chuck Cave, has appeared in over two dozen stories, including the 2005 Man’s Story 2 Story of the Year Award winner “Chuck Cave and the Vanishing Vixen.” The character’s supernatural thriller stories (which began with the seminal “Cave and the Vamp”) are all being released as a part of Vampires2.com’s initial foray into e-books. These new versions are presented in expanded and revised versions, all are the author’s preferred texts. Be sure to collect them all!

In addition to his pulp stories for the 2-Empire (Man’s Story 2, Vampires 2, Androids 2 and Paranormal Romance 2), Blake’s fiction has appeared in several anthologies, including Unparalleled Journeys II (from Journey Books Publishing) and Fearology: Terrifying Tales of Phobias (from Library of Horror Press).

Where to find C. C. Blake online


Books

A Sense of Wonder: Ten Science Fiction Stories
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 40,310. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2014 by Twice Told Tales II. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Distant worlds, space opera, grungy futures, exciting adventures, dark musings on tomorrow … In this collection of ten science fiction stories, C. C. Blake will dazzle and delight you with a mix of spicy pulp sf and emotionally honest speculative fiction.
Terrifying Tomorrows
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 18,170. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2014 by Twice Told Tales II. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Five science fiction nightmares from the master of suspense C. C. Blake. These tales include lovers in peril, dystopias on the verge of collapse, gut-wrenching revenge, imminent apocalypse, and a heartbreaking view of tomorrow's youth.
Spicy Space Operas: Five Pulpy Romps Across the Spaceways
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 22,570. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2014 by Twice Told Tales II. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Space Nazis, cruel kidnappers, corrupt officials, power mad privateers, evil extortionists, positronic pretties, curvaceous killers, and the ever-present need for revenge populate these interplanetary adventures. High violence and sexy surprises await Blake's eager readers in these entertaining escapes and escapades.
Slider Heaven: A Weird Crime Tale
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,820. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2014 by Twice Told Tales II. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Marky is a thug who delights in tormenting the girls he robs. Tonight, however, he will learn a valuable lesson in terror, when he finds himself caught in an unusual hell. Slider Heaven is a fast food nightmare.
Fly By Night
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,250. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2014 by Twice Told Tales II. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The ugly world of tomorrow is downright filthy and fly-infested, but someone has to clean it. Dale is a recycling man, slated to gather up the bodies of the dead for recycling. He carries a great guilty burden, but redemption is at hand.
Laurie Parker and the Intergalactic Girl Show
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,110. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2014 by Twice Told Tales II. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Laurie Parker has a score to settle, and she had been making her way up the list of victimizers. Next in her sights, the Lord of Manacles, a title bestowed to the master of an interplanetary slave ring. She has the smarts, the tools, and the ability to nail him to the wall. Or so she believes. C. C. Blake presents another revenge tale from his quirky, dirty space opera universe.
I Own My Fears
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,230. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2013 by Twice Told Tales II. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The sicko wanted spiders on him. Mistress Xanet thought she knew everything about freaks and kinks. This client was beyond her experience. When black magic twists sex and terror into an inescapable knot, Xanet finds herself plagued by someone else's fears, and she will do anything to be rid of them. Anything. But is she ready to pay evil's unspeakable price?
Ten Micro Shocks
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 15,160. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2013 by Twice Told Tales II. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Ten tales to titillate and terrify! Ten chills, ten jolts, ten thrills! C. C. Blake delivers ten tiny tales, each guaranteed to shock you, amaze you, or leave you chilled.
Five More Micro Shocks
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 8,950. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2013 by Twice Told Tales II. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
C. C. Blake returns with five more bite sized tales of terror and otherworldly thrills! Within, you will find a boxer fighting for more than fame, an insurance plan that guarantees pains will be tasken, a skating contest with teeth and knives, a space elevator ride into nightmare, and the chilling results of a windy November day …
The Devils of Los Angeles
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 49,640. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2013 by Twice Told Tales II. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
At 18 years old, Selma went to LA for education. Now, she's missing, and her godfather is hunting. His search will take him into the dark underbelly of big, bad 1970s America. In the City of Angels, devils wear pleasing faces. Heaven help any who get in this godfather's way. C. C. Blake's first novel is a gripping a crime thriller recalling the best of the Fawcett Gold Medal and Hard Case Crime.
Five Micro Shocks
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 6,780. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2013 by Twice Told Tales II. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Five shocking tales of terror and suspense. Five miniature masterpieces of danger and deception. Five twist endings to leave you breathless. C. C. Blake's latest collection includes five micro shocks to jumpstart your ticker.
Seller's Market: A Crime Story
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,840. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2013 by Twice Told Tales II. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Sometimes, crime and damnation walk hand in hand . . . When a father discovers his infant daughter has been sold to a drug dealer, he hacks a way through the Detroit underworld to find her. Suspense master C. C. Blake explores every parent's worst nightmare in this thrilling crime story.
Dirty: A Hardboiled Nightmare
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,010. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2013 by Twice Told Tales II. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Sy Mooney is not a cop, anymore. He does dirty work for cash. His latest job: find the hooker blackmailing a rich maniac. With the odds stacked against him, Sy will need every weapon in his arsenal to get out of this with his carcass intact. Thrill master C. C. Blake spins a brutal yarn about bad guys and badder ones. Echoing Raymond Chandler and James Ellroy, "Dirty" is a hardboiled nightmare.
The Ballad of the Cop's Gun
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,250. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2013 by Twice Told Tales II. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A rummy. A stripper. A slum lord. A body. Crime can be operatic. In the big city, justice's tune is one few citizens know well. When the words don't come, sometimes a cop's gun provides the best accompaniment. This suspense thriller from C. C. Blake has one hell of a tempo.
Wayne and Bean
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,710. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2013 by Twice Told Tales II. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Violation. Assault. Murder. The men and women who take up the badge are supposed to protect society from these terrible crimes. However, police officers are as human and fallible as anyone . . . C. C. Blake explores an unspeakable crime that pits two cops against one another in this explosive story.
Divinest Sense
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,250. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2013 by Twice Told Tales II. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
To save his wife from madness, Victor swears he would do anything. Might the price end up being too high? In this thrilling tale of gothic suspense, C. C. Blake explores madness, the macabre, and strange science in his most provocative tale yet.
Countdown on Hex Island
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,470. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2013 by Twice Told Tales II. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
An international spy, a missing sister, a tropical island, assassins that strike without warning, a mad scientist, a cat with attitude, plans to rule the world, and the mother of all surprises . . . Twice Told Tales is proud to present a sexy, gonzo thriller from authors Kaysee Renee Robichaud and C. C. Blake.
Nine Thrillers
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 34,530. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2013 by Twice Told Tales II. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
C. C. Blake cut his literary teeth in neo-pulp magazines like Man's Story 2, producing exciting thrillers. Nine Thrillers collects nine of the best stories he has produced in one, low priced collection. Here you will find: Daring espionage agents, chained women struggling for freedom, an experiment in terror, Nazi smashing, and four action-packed adventures of hero Chuck Cave.
The Murder Cage
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 15,190. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2013 by Twice Told Tales II. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
There's a magic show downtown, tonight. Prosperio the magician has one hell of a final trick, which leaves audiences screaming for more, but is it illusion or a bloody miracle? Strung out detective Dick Winthorpe and muckraking reporter Clark Reynolds are going to get to the bottom of Prosperio's act . . .. even if the journey to truth destroys them.
Five Crimes
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 24,210. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2013 by Twice Told Tales II. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Master storyteller, C. C. Blake, invites you to the perfect heist: five forays into crime and suspense, mystery and the macabre for one low price! Cops and crooks, parents and children, lovers and psychotics . . . These stories share ugly secrets and terrifying adversaries, pitching normal people into extraordinary circumstances where courage and ingenuity are the only tools for survival.
Nightmare Stories
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 25,010. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2013 by Twice Told Tales II. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
In 2012, Twice Told Tales proudly published five of C. C. Blake's journeys into the unknown and the macabre. The Nightmare Stories mini-collection contains these four chilling dark fantasy stories and one terrifying tale in the contes cruels tradition for one low price. Contains material originally presented in "Confess, Witch," "Divinest Sense" and "The Sacrifice."
The Sacrifice
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,720. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2012 by Twice Told Tales II. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
A missing sweetheart leads a recovering alcoholic reporter into a world of magic and the macabre. Chet Powder is soon up to his ears in trouble, but that's what it takes to net the biggest scoop of his career. And also the one chance for his sweetheart to escape a mysterious menace . . .
Dark
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,960. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2012 by Twice Told Tales II. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Rick Falls is a newly minted manager at the Seven Stop convenience store. To celebrate, he and his lucky lady are going to the movies. Tonight is not the night for a drive, however. They are being stalked by a pair of rednecks with an ax to grind. What happens is quite "Dark" indeed.
Trapped Like Rats
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,530. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2012 by Twice Told Tales II. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Six women signed up to become guinea pigs for cash, not expecting to be participating in an experiment in terror. Only "Glads" Ferling stands between the mysterious tormentors and the victims they have "Trapped Like Rats". Soon they will learn their mistake.
To Honor Her Father
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,280. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2012 by Twice Told Tales II. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Ling-Ling Pang's father was murdered and his corpse desecrated. The responsible man, mad dog Lawrence Webley, has walked away free. Now Ling-Ling is seeking satisfaction, and she will use every resource she must to take him down. But this is a C. C. Blake sf thriller. That means twisted plotting, great characters and a killer story about vengeance, honor and heroism.
The Go-To Girl
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,520. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2012 by Twice Told Tales II. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense
The party at Benny's place is going strong. The guests are all here. Angela is lost in a sea of faces she recalls from high school, looking for her best friend, Callie. No one seems to know where she is. Before the night is over, she will learn a lesson in danger. If being young sucks, then being The Go-To Girl is a special kind of hell. Join thrill master C. C. Blake for a tale of suspense.
Confess, Witch: Thrilling Tales of Occult Danger
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 13,060. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2012 by Twice Told Tales II. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
C. C. Blake taps his talent for suspense to explore danger and terror through three time periods. First, a young man and his beloved attract a witch hunter's ire. Then, a young WWI pilot crashes in France, and must defy supernatural terror to journey home. Finally, concert goers discover how much Free Parking really costs.
The Beauty Snatchers
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,550. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2012 by Twice Told Tales II. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Return to the galaxy of adventure introduced in The Positronic Pretty, and accompany dashing man of action Captain Rick Cave on another adventure! When Captain Cave's android gal pal Miho finds herself up to her neck in trouble, it's up to the man of action to save the day! C. C. Blake's pulpy sf adventures continue!
The Positronic Pretty
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,120. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2012 by Twice Told Tales II. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
"No questions asked." Captain Rick Cave should have walked away when a rogue scientist and his lovely assistant requested a ride on his interstellar transport, the HotNumber. However, common sense takes a flying leap when a lovely gal is involved. Now, he's in for one hell of a ride. "The Positronic Pretty" is an action-packed space opera adventure.
Bloody Business
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 12,600. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2012 by Twice Told Tales II. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
A vampire with a vendetta against organized crime. A gangster in the wrong place at the wrong time. A pair of rogue cops caught in the crossfire. What follows is bloody business, indeed. This eBook includes "Bloody Business" and two more action-packed stories from the mind of C. C. Blake.
In the Clutches of El Diablo
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 16,200. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2012 by Twice Told Tales II. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
An airplane crashes in an east Texas rose field, sparking a war. Maniacs kidnap a girl in small town Michigan, igniting vengeance and vigilantism. A redhead flees trouble, rushing straight into danger's arms. Nazis threaten the Allies' information network, and reveal the Third Reich's twisted core. These sexy adventures cement C. C. Blake's reputation as a grand storyteller.
Fatal Femmes
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 7,900. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2012 by Twice Told Tales II. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
Ty Haringa is a man of international intrigue. He packs a gun, but he's not afraid to throw out a wise crack or a little tenderness when the situation calls for it. These action-packed reads are the perfect summer blockbuster for your mind, beach reads filled with the twists, turns and the high octane action Blake's readers have come to love.
NAStar Driver (vol. 1)
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 8,300. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2012 by Twice Told Tales II. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Finster has been burned bad. A rocket car fire has put him out of racing. If that wasn't enough, some AstroNazi creeps have kidnapped his girl. Now, he's looking for a little payback. These two stories form the first installment of the NAStar Driver series, sf stories as action-packed as any street race.
Chuck Cave and the Vanishing Vixen
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,920. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2012 by Twice Told Tales II. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
After running into an old war buddy, Korean War veteran Chuck Cave gets caught up in a shocking adventure in 1970s San Francisco. Counter culture terror, a beautiful girl in peril and non-stop action await!