MT Murphy

Biography

I have always been fascinated by the things that go bump in the night. Ever since I can remember, I have wondered why popular books and movies focused on the vampire/werewolf hunters instead of the monsters themselves. Sure, there are plenty of books now that follow the journey of a vampire or werewolf, but the protagonist of the book is usually an angst-ridden hero who struggles to overcome his or her evil predisposition.

What about the other side of the coin? What about the vampire who is quite content to feast on humans and revel in immortality? What about the werewolf who rampages through life without a care in the world? Those are the monsters I write about.

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Books

Lesser - A Villainous Urban Fantasy
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,890. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
(4.75)
Robyn has found the tomb of the most powerful vampire in the world. Now, different forces in the underworld either want to steal her secret or make sure it dies with her. Two things stand in their way: The vampiress Lucifera and her werewolf companion. Whoever survives will find that the lesser of two evils is not always the right choice.
Here Be Monsters - An Anthology of Monster Tales
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Price: Free! Words: 35,770. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Horror
(4.50)
Eight tales of vampires, werewolves, demons, zombies, and other horrors: M.T. Murphy - Blackmail. S.M. Reine - Something Wrong. India Drummond - The Reaver. Anabel Portillo - Lux. Jeremy C. Shipp - Figs. Samantha Anderson - Deals and Demons. Sara Reinke - Periphery People. M.T. Murphy - Spider Bag.
Lucifera's Pet
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 99,080. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2010. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
(4.67)
Villains always have more fun. Lucifera Romana can attest to that fact. The action is fast and brutal as a rival master vampire attempts to usurp Lucifera’s power. Sadistic vampires, Irish werewolves, and the occasional human all find themselves in harm’s way. Only the greatest evil can prevail in this dark fantasy.

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Smashwords book reviews by MT Murphy

  • Sarah Palin: Vampire Hunter on March 04, 2010

    Stella and Edmund share a love like no other. Neither an ancient curse nor the painful transition from adolescence to adulthood can quell their passion. Time has finally come for these lovers to cast off the conventions of their respective cultures and be together forever. Before they can begin their new life of bliss an unwelcome outsider alters their course. In the midst of tragedy an ancient evil stirs, threatening to destroy the quiet town of Twinkle. Can Stella overcome her fear and become a heroine with the help of a rogue warrior? Will the town of Twinkle crumble or triumph in the face of damnation? How does that summary grab you? Is your BS-o-meter going off yet? I hope it is. Twinkle by Dan McGirt is satire at its best, folks. If you can read through the first three pages without laughing hard enough to cause internal bleeding and/or soil yourself, you should probably stop there. With approximately 16,000 words, it is well worth the small time investment it takes to read through to the end. McGirt takes on a host of pop culture topics with the kid gloves left in their proper place: on the shelf. The angsty vampire genre receives a ten pound monkey wrench to the gut with hilarious results. If you have no sense of humor DO NOT READ THIS BOOK. If you believe politicians truly have our best interests at heart DO NOT READ THIS BOOK. If you have a weak bladder DO NOT READ THIS BOOK. If the thought of ridiculously good looking vampire and werewolf kids meeting untimely and unsavory ends bothers you in the least DO NOT READ THIS BOOK. On the other hand, if you can appreciate a satirical look at the things and people over which we tend to obsess these days, then you might just enjoy Dan McGirt’s foray into the absurd. Twinkle is easily worth a thousand times the $0 I paid for it. ~MT Murphy
  • After Dark on March 08, 2010

    After Dark is fast paced and interesting throughout. The cliffhanger ending leaves plenty of room for future stories and I look forward to seeing them.
  • The Anthill on March 10, 2010

    An excellent read. Good tension and characterization. I was pulled into Harold's shoes from the beginning and stayed there until the satisfying end. Can't wait to read more.
  • Kept (Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy: Blood Lust, novella 1) on March 24, 2010

    Like most guys would do, I will preface my review by saying that I do not usually go for romance novels. Kept by Zoe Winters has made me rethink that. Don’t let the romance tag fool you. There is no freakishly noble, donkey-cocked vicar. The words “lust spear,” “pulsating mounds of love pudding,” and “throbbing pocket of desire” do not appear at all. We are introduced to therian (were-cat) Greta and her tribe of fellow supernatural creatures. An ancient prophesy rears its ugly head, sending our feline heroine running for her fur. The only person who might be able to keep her alive is the sworn enemy of her kind, the evil sorcerer Dayne. The action gets started on the first page and does not let up until the end. The sex scenes are not overly graphic, but they are far from PG. Instead of moping around and pining for true love, these characters fuck, and it is hot. Rather than using the supernatural as a setup for a cuddle fest, Winters breathes life into the denizens of this world. They are believable and flawed, which makes them much easier to root for. Throughout the story, the prose keeps the tone fun and engaging. I thoroughly enjoyed this novella. Not once did I find myself speed-reading to find the next good part. I patiently devoured each word as it came. By the end, I realized that the “romance” tag was a misnomer. This is a good paranormal fiction tale. Period.
  • Coffee on Sep. 13, 2010

    Good bit of flash fiction. Taps into that sense of dread that Poe was so adept at creating. Well worth the short time it takes to read.