Coming Soon...."Metalhead" 

YA paranormal romance Metalhead is roaring to e-book retailers on April 1st!!  Check out the stunning cover art and the synopsis below.


Metalhead is narrated by Trish, a quiet sixteen-year-old girl who finds herself tutoring the school’s bad-boy, metalhead Axl Varness.  Trish fully expects the situation to end in an anxiety-inducing confrontation, but instead Axl begins to draw her out of her shell and, in turn, Trish finds that there is something beyond tattoos setting Axl apart from their peers: as…

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"Haunted Souls" Delayed, "Midnight Hour" Publication Pending 

Unfortunately, the release date for Poe: Haunted Souls has been pushed back to January 19th, but part of the reason for that is that Martens has been working on something else.

"Midnight Hour" is a compilation of short horror fiction that explores different types of darkness with each tale coming to a consensus: darkness is a thread weaving throughout our lives that we cannot deny or escape. The book includes a shudder-inducing haunted house tale, "The Wrought Iron Gate", a classic Gothic tale, "The Long…

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"Poe: Nevermore" Book Trailer LIVE!!! 

Happy four-year publication anniversary to "Poe: Nevermore"!!  Check out the jaw-dropping book trailer for the first installment in the "Poe" series below and remember to sleep with one eye open.  October and "Poe: Haunted Souls" will come along faster than you think!


"Poe" Book Trailer to be Released 6/13 

In honor of the shared publication date of the first three books in the "Poe" series, on June 13th I will be releasing a BOOK TRAILER for "Poe: Nevermore" that is, in a word, jaw-dropping.  Remember to check back on the 13th to see the trailer and to sleep with one eye open!  "Poe" returns with a vengeance in a few short months....happy reading!

Still from book trailer for "Poe: Nevermore"

UPDATE: Book Four in the Poe Series 

Attention Poe fans!  Book Four in the series, titled Poe: Haunted Souls, has been slated for a release date of October 7th, 2017 in honor of Edgar Allan Poe's 168th death day.  Check out the synopsis below and keep an eye on the Haunted Souls page for more clues about the new book as we approach publication day.  You can also sign up for the email newsletter by typing your email address in the widget above to get the first look at Chapter One of Haunted Souls, exclusive sneak-peeks, and a chance to…

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Order a "Poe" Trilogy Gift Set for the Holidays! 

For a limited time, you can order a "Poe" trilogy gift set including signed paperback editions of the first three books in the series, bound with a black silk ribbon, and with a "Poe" series bookmark.  This set is only available online through the end of December, so act fast!  Use the button below to order a gift set through Paypal and have it on your doorstep in one week.       


Book Signing Events 

Check out the Calendar page for upcoming book signing events!  I will be all over the state of Wisconsin this fall signing and selling print copies of the Poe series and will even be bringing my writing partner, Milton the Boston Terrier, to a few events.  Make sure to check the calendar periodically as I am constantly updating it.  Hope to see you soon!

Death's Mark Released! 

The third installment in the Poe series, Poe: Death's Mark, was released this morning and is now live through all major online retailers!  You can purchase your e-book copy through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, or iBookstore using these links or you can order the paperback edition exclusively through Amazon.  I hope you all enjoy the new book!