Matt Tomerlin was born in 1979 in sunny Southern California. He currently specializes in historical fiction, and has released three novels taking place in the Golden Age of Piracy. He is hard at work on his fourth.
It’s been a long wait, but SCARLET DEVIL is finally here. I hope you enjoy it. I certainly enjoyed writing it. It required a lot of research, and it takes things in a new direction. I had no desire to write the same book a fourth time, but I’m pleased to bring Kate back with a vengeance. I put her through the ringer this time, but she’s a resilient heroine. Hopefully she will forgive me.
As agents of the Crown hunt the last pirates of the Caribbean toward ex
The wait is almost over! Scarlet Devil arrives on Kindle and paperback July 7th, unveiling a dangerous new chapter in Kate’s sordid saga.
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As agents of the Crown systematically hunt down the last pirates in the Caribbean, Captain Kate Warlowe and the treacherous crew of the Scarlet Devil search for an uncharted island where a fabled lost city supposedly yields limitless fortune. What they find is far more te
It’s been a while since I’ve updated this blog, mostly because I’ve been very busy. After many delays and restarts, “Scarlet Devil” is finally coming, although you’re gonna have to wait just a little longer. The book will arrive in the first half of 2017. A release date will be announced as soon as pre-orders are available. Hold fast until then! In the meantime, here’s a look at Kate, several years after the events of The Devil’s Horizon. Cover art by Nicole Cardiff. I wanted a different styl
The following short takes place during the first Devil’s Fire novel, with a story thread that figures in the upcoming fourth novel, Scarlet Devil. Enjoy!
-Matt Tomerlin THE GOLDEN AGE
A hideously scarred face passed through a drunken fog, observing Jack Rackham with a contemptuous glower. “Is this man ill?”
“Ish the rum,” Jack slurred as he aimed a fist at the terrible apparition, preparing to strike.
Captain Woodes Rogers slowly stood and moved away from
The villainous Tony Stark
There’s quite a lot going on in Avengers: Age of Ultron, yet all of it starts to blend together about an hour in, which is around the time that I realized this was the exact same movie all over again, with twice the action and half the attention span.
I don’t know much about Ultron’s comic origins but it HAS to be better than this. There is maybe two minutes of development, which is just enough to prove that Tony Stark is about as intelligent as your
“Everyone is a monster to someone. Since you’re so convinced that I am yours, I will be it.” -Flint
Warning: Here be spoilers
Captain James Flint is just one of many monsters who have come into their prime in the second season of Black Sails, but he is by far the most compelling. The completely unexpected reveal of his homosexual love affair was not a gimmick, but a moment that brought glaring clarity to every action he has taken. The reserved, tortured, and seemin
After completing the 20+ hours of relentless terror that is Alien Isolation, I feel like I’ve been through hell.
I happened across a revolver early on, but this is not a first person shooter, as I quickly discovered when I made the mistake of taking a shot at the alien during our first encounter. Bullets only cause him to bleed acid all over poor Amanda Ripley as he latches on. A flamethrower works better, but your best bet is to save the fuel (which runs out fast and is dif
As you can see, mtomerlin.com has a new design. Still working out a few kinks, but hopefully it’s a little more pleasing than the last. I intend to do more updates in the coming weeks, as I’ve been entirely too neglectful of this blog. Look for more irritable reviews of big movies and big television shows. Gotham is coming to Fox next week, and if that doesn’t blow my skirt up there will be hell to pay.
Scarlet Devil (or The Scarlet Devil… the “the” comes and goes, depending on how I
The summer movie season of 2014 has been filled with charismatic monsters, robots, apes, and aliens… and a wealth of slack-jawed humans to gawk at them while offering nothing resembling a personality. If you’d never seen Bryan Cranston or Ken Watanabe in anything else, Godzilla certainly wouldn’t cause you to scan their IMDB pages. Cranston plays an obsessed father who dies rather stupidly (on a falling bridge, like Captain Kirk) early on, leaving his son, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kick
I’m not sure who “Maleficent” was made for. A fan of the character will want to revel in her villainous antics, which this movie mostly denies… except for that one time she got carried away in a totally understandable fit of anger, which she quickly feels bad about. No one else will be given a reason to care. As a hero, she isn’t particularly captivating.
Angelina Jolie is perfectly cast. She puts a lot into her scenes, but the screenplay tries too hard to make her sympa