The Artifice Conspiracy – Wes Yahola

wesyaholaMagic and Sabotage

A spy sabotages the demonstration of an experimental magical airship. The explosion kills nearly a hundred people. Among the dead are an imperial princess, a bishop, and most of the family of the wizard Lord Harlow Tammadore, cousin to the airship’s designer and himself an arcane consultant on the ship’s ground breaking propulsion artifice.

Teaming with the Imperial Knight Zorrah Pestle, charged with bringing the perpetrator of the deaths to justice, Harlow seeks revenge for his family’s death.

Together, Harlow and Zorrah uncover a conspiracy involving a rebellious prince about to undergo a ritual that will make him an undead of unspeakable power, a mysterious dragon with a secret agenda all his own, and the development of the most powerful weapon of magic the world has ever known.

Video: Dark Oak Authors Present “Retro Radio” at Alabama Phoenix Festival

Join with Dark Oak authors, the Expedition Unknown team, and a few other crazy people as they perform a hilarious cold read of an early radio drama at one of the Alabama Phoenix Festival‘s evening panels. Each person was given a script they had never seen before and assigned a part. The script was from a 1950’s radio show called Zero Hour, and it was modeled after some of Ray Bradbury’s short stories. Just a warning: it’s at a convention after dark, and words don’t have the same meanings now as they did in the 50’s. (This would probably be rated PG or PG-13 for some adult content.)

Unfortunately for those involved, someone had a video camera…

Retro Radio: 2014

Recorded in front of a live audience at the Alabama Phoenix Festival 2014

Performed by:
Allan Gilbreath
Stephen Guenther
Allen Hammack
Tommy Hancock
Stephanie Osborn
Kimberly Richardson
Charis Taylor
Sean Taylor
Tanya Vandesteg
M. B. Weston

Tonight: Allan Gilbreath & M. B. Weston Talk Movie Spoofs on the Final Cut in Movies

Tonight, in Dark Oak Press & Media‘s managing editor, Allan Gilbreath, will join author M. B. Weston at 8:00 EST on her Final Cut in Movies Radio Show.They will be discussing their favorite movie spoofs, including, but not limited to:

  • Mel Brooks (Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, Space Balls, Men in Tights)
  • Galaxy Quest
  • Monty Python
  • Austin Powers
  • the Scary Movie franchise
  • Spinal Tap

And non-spoof spoofs such as the The Fifth Element and the Princess Bride.

They will also talk a bit about making Attack of the Killer Beignets and its mockumentary and how it became an Indiana Jones spoof…

Listen Live at 8:00pm EST at!

Presenting a Dark Oak *Mock* Short Film, Attack of the Killer Beignets! (…and its mocumentary.)

What happens when bored Dark Oak authors get access to a video camera at a convention? A really, really bad short film called, Attack of the Killer Beignets. The brainchild of Kimberly Richardson and Andrea Judy, Attack of the Killer Beignets is a really bad Indiana Jones spoof starring M. B. Weston and Tommy Hancock. It’s 4:25 of your life you will never get back, but it’s worth it for the complete hilarity and utter silliness. And what’s a short film without a mockumentary about it’s making?

The lesson, my friends? Buy Dark Oak books, or we’ll make more of these!

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Attack of the Killer Beignets: The Acclaimed Short Film

Staring: M. B. Weston & Tommy Hancock.
Directed by Kimberly Richardson & Andrea Judy. Crew: Allan Gilbreath, Sean Taylor, Charis Taylor.

The Attack of the Killer Beignets Mockumentary

Staring: M. B. Weston & Tommy Hancock, Kimberly Richardson, Andrea Judy, Allan Gilbreath, Sean Taylor, & Charis Taylor.

Part 1

Part 2

Listen in to Dark Oak Author M. B. Weston’s Final Cut in Movies Radio Show! Tonight: Dracula Untold!

Dracula UntoldDark Oak author M. B. Weston‘s Final Cut in Movies radio show airs tonight on TMV Cafe Radio ( at 8:00 EST!  She will be discussing the movie, Dracula Untold, starring Luke Evans, Dominic Cooper, Charles Dance, and Sarah Gadon, and directed by Gary Shore.

She will also be filling everyone in on vampire lore, and the history of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, as well as the link between Stoker’s Count Dracula and Vlad the Impaler.

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