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Darkness Dwells Podcast

Last night, I had the pleasure of getting to sit down with Jason White of Darkness Dwells Podcast and talk about many things. We talked The Blasphemer Series, my upcoming release of the short Human Ouija, the indie business’ professionalism, and much more. I have to say Mr. White was very professional and this is the type of podcast level of professionalism that anyone would desire and because of this I decided to talk about the podcast, what it’s about, and help those out there in the horror genre that’s may have been looking for a place to promote. It’s important as indies that we help eachother and ya’ll know I’m all about helping my fellow indies out.

Darkness Dwells is a blog and weekly podcast hosted by horror authors Jason White and Michael Schutz-Ryan. They have a wide variety of topics they cover within the world of horror, from authors to covering horor genre movies, this is definately a one-stop-horror-shop type of podcasts giving its listeners more than enough entertainment to sink their fangs into. I’m going to definitely start tuning in, I am a huge fan of podcasts.

You can find them around the web on the usual social media hot spots, Twitter, Facebook, and of course they even have a website that contains more information about them.

FACEBOOK

TWITTER

WEBSITE

My own podcast interview with these guys should be going live within the week, so keep your eyes locked on my social media hot spots for when this goes live.

Submissions Open – Anthologies

It came to me recently about two anthologies looking for submissions. One is a dystopian themed and the other is a urban legends one. Here’s the information.

Burning Willow Press

Announcing “Crossroads in the Dark: Urban Legends” is Open for Submissions

ANNOUNCEMENT!

At Burning Willow Press, we love horror. Don’t get us wrong we love science fiction and fantasy as well but we want you to look at your own past. Remember when you were a little tyke and possibly around a bonfire or cook out or even camping with friends in the scouts? Yeah I sure do. Now, remember the best part of that experience? The stories! Everyone around the campfire had a URBAN LEGEND that they had sworn on their mother’s death and crossed their hearts and hoped to die themselves that what they were telling you was true. Whether a ghost story or a supernatural event or something that just wasn’t right in the house that night. For inspiration on this, I urge you to watch a movie called “Urban Legend (1998)” starring, Robert Englund (Freddy Krueger himself), Jared Leto (American Psycho, Lord of War, and Fight Club) and Tara Reid (American Pie, Scrubs). This was not the inspiration for this anthology it is just an idea of what an urban legend is. We want to see your best authored rendition of an urban legend in this anthology and here is what we want for criteria:

Release date: October 1rst, 2016

Title: Crossroads in the Dark: Urban Legends

Criteria:

  • Entrants must be individuals and not a company or organization.

  • Entrants must submit under their reals names (Pen names can be used upon publication).

  • Entrants must be 18 years of age or older to submit (mostly because of the content).

  • Story must be anywhere between 3,000 to 10,000 words in length.

  • You do not have to be previously published to be included.

  • Only previously unpublished works will be accepted, unless proof of returned rights are given with email.

  • There is no rating system here so you can get as gruesome or carried away as you want.

  • Have fun writing!

Deadline: We are taking submissions from the time of this announcement until May 17, 2016.

Submission guidelines:

  • Please state the title of your work and that you are submitting for the anthology in the subject line.

  • Please abide by the following submission format:

    • The title of your story

    • Pen name (if applicable)

    • Word count

    • Your real name

    • E-mail address

    • Phone number

    • Short author biography

    • Paste your story in the body of the e-mail or attachments in doc or docx only.

Let’s have fun with this anthology! We had a blast with “Crossroads in the Dark” and want this one to be even better.

Submit the stories to edds.burningwillowpress@gmail.com with “Urban Legends Anthology submission” in the subject line. Please, for consideration, allow us time to read them and get back to you. Last year there were a lot of submissions to go through and it came down to a hard decision on who stayed and who had to go. A couple got offers for expansions into novellas and novels came out of the submission process. Look for those to come out soon!

Get your stories together and be ready to scare the bejesus out of everyone! Good luck everyone!

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And the World Will Burn:

A Dystopian Anthology

What will the end of the world be like? What do you envision for a world after? This is the topic of this anthology and we want to know what you imagine a Dystopian future would be like….and anything goes! But be original. Flying cars and nuclear holocausts are all fine and dandy, but have fun with it and stretch your imagination as far as it will go…or even farther. Make us sad, make us angry, make us cringe…..

Title: And the World Will Burn: A Dystopian Anthology

Anticipated Release Date: June 25, 2016

Criteria:

  • Entrants must be individuals and not a company or organization.

  • Entrants must submit under their real names (Pen names can be used upon publication).

  • Entrants must be 18 years of age or older to submit (mostly because of the content).

  • Story must be anywhere between 3,000 to 7,000 words in length.

  • You do not have to be previously published to be included.

  • Only previously unpublished works will be accepted, unless proof of returned rights are given with email.

  • There is no rating system here so you can get as carried away as you want.

  • Have fun writing!

Deadline: We are taking submissions from the time of this announcement until February 20, 2016.

Submission guidelines:

  • Please state the title of your work and that you are submitting for the anthology in the subject line.

  • Please abide by the following submission format:

    • The title of your story

    • Pen name (if applicable)

    • Word count

    • Your real name

    • E-mail address

    • Phone number

    • Short author biography

    • Paste your story in the body of the e-mail or attachments in doc or docx only.

Please send all submissions to andtheworldwillburn2016@gmail.com. Please allow until after the deadline for an acceptance or rejection letter. Thank you.

This is a non-paying market. All proceeds will be donated to the Amputee Coalition in honor of my husband Edd Sowder who lost his left leg last year.

November Updates

I’ve decided for this month and the month of December to take a quiet rest from my internet presence. I’m going to use this time to catch up on any writing work I may have, but I will continue taking cover work and doing that. I will also be taking interviews for authors that would like me to interview them.

I will update this section if something changes, like an event comes about. I will also keep in touch with those in my fan club group Bachman’s Blasphemers over on Facebook and posting things I come across of interest on my page on Facebook as well, Author L. Bachman.

Happy Thanksgiving to those that celebrate it! I will be spending this time of the year with my family as well.

Blog Hop: Fall into Reading #FallReading #bookboost

PREDATOR’S TRINITY

By Rosanna Leo

Blurb:

Librarian Suzan Marsh is an empath and has always felt assaulted by the feelings of others. She has had to distance herself from the people in her life, raising a mental barrier to ward off unwanted emotions. When wolf shifter August Crane abducts her, he breaks through the walls she constructed, forcing her to accept a frightening new truth.

Jaguar shifter twins Percy and Byron Moon are familiar with the evil ways of August Crane. Because of him, their childhood was destroyed. Because of him, their way of life at the peaceful Ursa Fishing Lodge and Resort is threatened. And they won’t rest until he is dead.

When Crane drags Suzan into his cult and decides to make her his “concubine,” Percy and Byron know they must save the human woman. Their connection to her is strong and they cannot deny the dream they always held close. That they could share a woman and make her their mate.

But even after rescuing Suzan, none of them are free from Crane’s clutches. The wolf shifter has plans, ones that involve the demise of every shape shifter at the Ursa Resort. Not only must Percy and Byron keep Suzan safe, they must convince her to accept them both. In order to stop Crane from hurting everyone they love, they must learn to fight together.

Excerpt:

After her shower, she toweled off and dressed in the clothes provided, choosing a pretty green V-neck T-shirt to accompany the jeans. Everything fit perfectly, from underwear to outerwear, as if the Moons had already known her. It boggled her mind, but she couldn’t lose the sensation they were connected by more than just circumstance. Her instincts never lied. After slipping into a pair of soft white socks, she made her way toward the kitchen.

She heard Byron and Percy before she saw them and stopped to catch an excited breath. When she heard what they said, she paused a moment longer.

“How’s your jaguar holding up?” Byron asked his brother.

She knew it was Byron. Despite them being identical twins, there were slight differences in their voices. Byron’s was the smoother voice. Percy’s had the odd touch of sexy gravel.

“My dumb cat,” replied Percy on a near growl, “was up all night long. He keeps pawing at me, trying to get to her.”

Her? As the burn of jealousy sizzled in Suzan’s gut, she gnawed on her bottom lip in a futile attempt to quell it. Maybe Percy had a girlfriend and he was dying to see her. Maybe he couldn’t wait to escape the cabin so he could meet up with this woman and, well, let his jaguar loose.

“Yeah,” Byron said. “My cat’s in agony, too. I think my ribs are black and blue inside, it pounds them so much.”

Oh, great. She wasn’t sure why this information astounded her. Of course men like them would have girlfriends. Hell, they might have mates. She hadn’t bothered to ask, had she? She’d already heard the mate bond was a powerful thing, that it would drive any shifter to distraction, both sexually and emotionally. Why had she been naïve enough to think these men might be single? She knew enough to know the good ones were always taken.

She’d been so stupid to think they had a bond. Bullshit. Clearly, her empathic tendencies had let her down for the first time.

“I can’t believe how quickly my jag … recognized Suzi,” said Percy.

Oh. Last she heard, she was the only Suzi around here.

Byron grunted. “I feel the same way. I’ve never felt like this. My head’s not working properly. Fuck, I couldn’t even hold a bowl of eggs without losing it. Percy, we need to discuss things. Seriously.”

“I know.”

“If Suzi is the one we’re meant to share, we can’t afford to make any wrong moves, especially with Crane in the picture. We need to support her and not let our egos get in the way.”

“Agreed.”

If Suzi is the one we’re meant to share…

Holy hell.

Predator’s Trinity is available at:

Liquid Silver Books : http://www.lsbooks.com/predator-s-trinity-p1046.php

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Predators-Trinity-Gemini-Island-Shifters-ebook/dp/B0121M1ZQW/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1437395947&sr=1-1&keywords=predator%27s+trinity&pebp=1437395951095&perid=1VGBAAB3X0SEXMH43FSJ

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/book/predators-trinity/id1024262579?mt=11&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

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B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/predators-trinity-rosanna-leo/1122445969?ean=9781622102471

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Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Rosanna_Leo_Predator_s_Trinity?id=a21HCgAAQBAJ

Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25670112-predator-s-trinity

Author bio:

Rosanna Leo is a multi-published, erotic romance author. Several of her books about Greek gods, selkies and shape shifters have been named Top Picks at Night Owl Romance and The Romance Reviews.

From Toronto, Canada, Rosanna occupies a house in the suburbs with her long-suffering husband, their two hungry sons and a tabby cat named Sweetie. When not writing, she can be found haunting dusty library stacks or planning her next star-crossed love affair.

A library employee by day, she is honored to be a member of the league of naughty librarians who also happen to write romance. Rosanna blogs at http://www.rosannaleoauthor.wordpress.com

Author Links:

Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Rosanna-Leo/e/B007X5P4I8

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5826852.Rosanna_Leo

Tsu: http://www.tsu.co/RosannaLeo

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/rosannaleo/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rleoauthor1

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/LeoRosanna

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