Mike Chinakos


A self-proclaimed Metal Maniac and lover of Horror, Mike is hard at work on the next Hollywood Cowboys novel. A proud father of two, he lives in the beautiful Pacific NW.

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Seeking a Beautiful Death
Price: Free! Words: 5,750. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Dating isn't easy in the twenty-first century. And for some, dying is even harder.
Letters to Abigail
Price: Free! Words: 5,730. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
(4.00 from 1 review)
Based upon the lyrics and music of FuzzBot, Mike Chinakos, author of the Hollywood Cowboys Series, brings you a Gothic Steampunk short story set in the alternate history of a war gone terribly wrong.
Terminal Horizons
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,490. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
For thousands of years, the Federated Core Worlds ruled the universe. Then John Wayfinder crossed over the Terminal Horizon and into another dimension. Our universe would never be the same. From the cities of the FedCore to alien worlds—join soldiers and assassins, walk with the holy and fear for the innocent as they collide with Terminal Horizons.
Kiss of the Traitor
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,490. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead
(5.00 from 1 review)
The Hollywood Cowboys have sent J.J. Jezreel straight to Hell—but the legacy of the demon once known as Judas Iscariot lives on. Now it’s a race against time for the monster-hunting metal band from the Sunset Strip to save the world—and to save a friend—before the Gate Between Worlds unleashes Hell on Earth. Join the Hollywood Cowboys in their second adventure, KISS OF THE TRAITOR.
Tales of Marik Hammerhand: Revolution is My Name
Price: Free! Words: 23,660. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Two free short stories featuring the jack-of-all-trades dwarf of the Ten Realms, Marik Hammerhand! Revolution is My Name chronicles the beginning of Marik's rise to power in Land's End with the stories, The Broad, the Bastard and the Bottle and Dragon Days. FEATURES AN EXCERPT FROM THE NOVEL, HOLLYWOOD COWBOYS!
Dead Town
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 29,220. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2011. Categories:
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Dead Town. Saving the world one misfit at a time. Welcome to the wrong side of the supernatural tracks.
Hollywood Cowboys
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 109,520. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Vampires. Demons. Werewolves. Oh, my. Rock n' Roll will never be the same. "Mike Chinakos has written a diabolically fun ride in Hollywood Cowboys, an adventure that follows the exploits of an 80's metal band of the same name that combats the forces of evil." -Adam Copeland, author of Echoes of Avalon

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  • Yetzirah: The Pocket Worlds - The Butterfly on March 08, 2012

    Reading the Butterfly is like stepping through the looking glass with Alice or landing in Oz with Dorothy... on acid. This original tale delves deeply into the human psyche. The characters deal with emotional and physical scars by seeking escape into the Pocket Worlds. Within the Pocket Worlds they can control their own environment as wizards; but when the rules of the Pocket Worlds begin to break down, when they begin to lose control of their worlds, then the Pocket Wizards must band together to keep their personal demons at bay and save a place that has become a haven for suffering souls. Pam Bainbridge-Cowan has crafted a fantasy tale both dark and uplifting; an amazing literary feat. Both adults and young readers will be attracted to this book, but I have to issue a slight warning that there is some material that would be suited only for mature young adult readers. Some of the emotional distress that the characters deal with is very adult. I'm waiting anxiously for the next journey into the Pocket Worlds introduced