Saturday, December 20, 2014

Excerpt from Insanity By Increments iBooks Exclusive Version 2015

Here is another excerpt from a story in Insanity By Increments, Stories, to be released in January 2015.  Enjoy:

I stared at Saul’s picture, knowing I would never see him the same way again. In his grave, his remains slept soundly. I awoke each day, realizing that I would have to soldier on without him. Heaven help me, I thought aloud at times, for I had never been brave enough. I feared the worst. There would be no triumph over tragedy. There was only a man standing before his son’s grave, with a hand covering half his face with grief. Melancholy would follow all his days and all his nights; sorrow would taint his hapless smile.

In the wake of loss, and the subsequent ruination of it all, there spoke a truth that all men had to know. The world rises anew as man mourns its fall. But Saul? His death meant the end of everything I held dear.

He would come to my dreams sometimes. His face had a ghostly pallor, and his eyes were distressed. I didn’t quite know how to tell him that life had ceased to mean anything to me. The house felt like a crypt. All day long, I brooded in the darkness. All these years, I’ve lived an illusion of progress.

Rest in Peace, Mark Strand

As some of you may know, former Poet Laureatte of the United States and Pulitzer Prize winner Mark Strand just passed away this December.  He was a venerable influence in my writing.  I had asked him to relay some opinions about my first release, The Darkest Day, and he responded with an email, saying "Keep it up!"  Words cannot express the sorrow after his loss.  He will be missed.  Rest in peace, Mr. Strand.

Light the candles, friends.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Author News

Important announcement:  Insanity By Increments will be available at iBooks for pre-order starting Jan. 31, 2015, barring unforeseen delays.  Downloads will be delivered live around March 31st, 2015.  Let's make 2015 a year to remember for Insanity By Increments iBooks Edition.  The e-pub version is slated for release on June 2015.  Thank you for your support!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Author News

Alaric "Al Necro" Cabiling keeps rolling on for CvltNation.com and SummoningSpirits.net.  Al Necro is now on Tumblr.  Check out his tumblr page for links to his articles at both CvltNation.com and SummoningSpirits.net

http://alariccabiling.tumblr.com/

Author News

Insanity By Increments will feature picture animation, as well as audio samples of author Alaric Cabiling reading some of the featured stories, only for the iBooks version 2015. 

Here is an excerpt lifted from one of the stories.  More samples will be posted in the coming months before the official release date is announced:

"My brother would arrive from Rhode Island that morning.  He hadn’t had a permanent address in some time, moving from one location to another.  In spite of the fact that I was the only family he kept in contact with, I had trouble keeping up with him.  He had always been a rather mercurial sort, the more enigmatic of the two of us, despite being more physically gifted and more fortunate in either of our career aspirations.  He was a nomad too frequently prone to finding himself bored with a place.  He would show up on my front door one day and move to god-knows-where the next. 

Being wealthy, he never came to me for money.  He owned several properties which he leased to business owners.  He had a property management team doing his work, often making important decisions via his cell phone while he trekked through the woods, or while sipping a PiƱa Colada on the beach off the coast of Costa Rica looking absolutely incognito in long shorts and a dirty white t-shirt, or wasting away time in a derelict manse he had rented for the summer months off the outskirts of Lyon, sipping a fine Chardonnay in a wine glass while he leafed through his favorite magazines and listened to his favorite records. 

I kept a picture he had sent me from his heydays in South America, in which he looked like a local, wearing a white long-sleeved shirt tucked in a pair of khaki shorts, reminding me of a Banana Republic ad.  His smile made an impression on people.  In that picture, a portal into a tear in the fabric of time and space, he smiled like his soul had left him for somewhere, and he was still giving chase.

I can imagine the places Marc had traveled to throughout his nomadic, solitary voyage in search of himself:  an opium house in Calcutta, an after-hours bar in Rio de Janeiro, a red light district in Amsterdam.  These were the places he was less likely to admit he had been to at least once, or worse, more often."


Thursday, September 4, 2014

Photograph To Be Used For Insanity By Increments iBooks Version 2015

This is the photo that I am most likely going to use for Insanity By Increments, due to be released early 2015.

I have purchased digital rights, but the formal decision is to be made later this year.

It is called Despair.

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More announcements will be made prior to Insanity By Increments' release in early 2015, so stay tuned!

I hope you liked this sneak peek into the making of Insanity By Increments iBooks version 2015.

Thank you for your support!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Author News

Al Necro just conducted his first interview for Cvlt Nation.  Check out his interview of mercurial, enigmatic punk/black metal artisans Sesso Violento here: 

http://www.cvltnation.com/cvlt-nation-interviews-sesso-violento/

Monday, March 24, 2014

Author News

Follow Alaric Cabiling on twitter @AlaricCabiling.  I am a guest blogger/contributor at SummoningSpirits.net @SummonSpirits and CvltNation.com @CvltNation  Look for reviews and articles by Al Necro.  Follow my bandcamp page for an idea of what music I sample (Alaric Cabiling).  Support Insanity By Increments with a 'Like' at facebook page www.facebook.com/InsanityByIncrements  Thanks!!!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Gray Rigorism Unleashed!

A free copy of the story Gray Rigorism is available for download from Smashwords.  Download now before Insanity By Increments is unleashed in early 2015.

Synopsis:  A teenage girl develops a drug habit and is forced to leave home.  She moves to an apartment in the city but struggles to make a living as she nurses her habit and develops depression.  One night, she takes matters into her own hands.  Friends and family are forced to accept the difficult lesson that life on the fringes almost feels like living on the razor's edge.

Please review the book and spread the word!  Ask friends to download the free copy from your favorite Ebook retailer.

Thank you in advance for your support!