Blackberry bushes are cursed by Satan

British folklore tells us that when Saint Michael the archangel cast Lucifer from heaven, the devil landed in a blackberry bush. Thereafter, the blackberry bush is cursed.

This Sunday we Catholics celebrate the Feast of Saint Michael (Michaelmas in older English and Anglican traditions). Historically, the date was celebrated on October 10th – traditionally the day Satan fell from heaven. This was adjusted to September 29th after the change to the Gregorian calendar.

To celebrate this year, I’m putting my Peter Bishop books on sale. I mean, I kind of have to, right? The books are about a modern paladin gifted with Saint Michael’s sword and sent out to fight monsters. So it’s only fitting to pay homage to the man… er, angel himself.

From now through Monday evening, you can get the ebooks of both War Demons and Vigil for just $0.99 each.

War Demons


Driven by vengeance, Michael Alexander enlisted in the Army the day after 9/11. Five years later, disillusioned and broken by the horrors he witnessed in Afghanistan, Michael returns home to Georgia seeking to begin a new life. But he didn’t come alone. Something evil followed him, and it’s leaving a path of destruction in its wake.

The police are powerless. The Army has written Michael off. Left to face down a malevolent creature first encountered in the mountains of Afghanistan, he’ll rely on his training, a homeless prophet, and estranged family members from a love lost…

But none of them expected the dragon.

Jim Butcher’s Harry Dresden collides with Larry Correia’s Monster Hunter International in this supernatural thriller that goes straight to Hell!

Get the ebook for only $0.99 from the following retailers:

If you prefer print books, you can get those on sale as well, but only direct from the publisher. Paperbacks are currently $9.99, hardcovers $19.99. Finally, War Demons is available in audiobook, but sadly I have no way to discount it for you this weekend.



Three months ago, Peter Bishop lived a normal life. Working the construction site. Training in the gym. Going to mass.

All that ended when he picked up the sword of an Archangel and fought a dragon.

And lost. He lost the fight with the dragon, and it got away across the ocean with a girl in its clutches. But Peter is the Knight of the Sword of Saint Michael, and his sacred duty requires that he chase them both. He can’t leave her to her fate.

The Dragon is a terrible beast older than the Flood, and he wants out of his bindings. If Peter can’t stop his plans, the dragon will be freed to rampage all across the modern world.

His first quest as the Knight of the Sword might just be impossible.

Can Peter slay the dragon and rescue the girl before Easter morning? Or will he fail, and unleash an ancient demon on the world?

Enjoy this fast-paced, Catholic romp about a modern-day paladin and his quest to save the girl. Demons, dragons, maidens, faith, and swordfights, Vigil has it all. Read it today!

Get the ebook for only $0.99 from Amazon or direct from the publisher. The paperback is also on sale for only $4.99 direct from the publisher.

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