Tag Archives: 2016

Giveaways!

To add to the fun happening Feb 13th, a rafflecopter has been created. 1 winner to win all the donated books! Check it out here. Throughout the event, Noon – 8pm central time, giveaways will be going on held individually by the authors themselves, so for many authors in the rafflecopter you may be able to have more than one chance to win a digital copy of a book!

Check out the party location on Facebook here

Here is a full list of prizes

PM Barnes – Digital copy of Viral Snow
L. Bachman – Digital copy of Human Ouija
Brenda Tetreault – Digital copy of The Witcher Legacy
Erin Maxwell – Digital copy of Broken Veil
Michelle Rabe – Digital copy of Cast in Blood
Rob Shepherd – Digital copy of The Grays Anatomy
Kindra Sowder – Audiobook of Follow the Ashes: Book 1 of the Executioner Trilogy

The event’s line-up

Noon – Erin Maxwell

1pm – Tj Weeks
2pm – Kindra Sowder
3pm – Rob Shepherd
4pm – L. Bachman
5pm – Michelle Rabe
6pm – Vampy’s Ramblings
7pm – Brenda Tetreault
8pm – Amy Alice

This event has paranormal, horror, and thriller authors involved! This event is being held by Bachman’s Blasphemer, the fan club on Facebook by L. Bachman. Please join if you’re a fan!

Pre-order the short story on Amazon for $1.25

Check out its Goodread Page

Pre-Orders for Human Ouija and 99 cents for Maxwell Demon

It’s official, a release date for Human Ouija, Valentine’s Day the short story will drop, but until then you can pre-order it now!

Pre-order Here

With this short story releasing and it’s obvious that book two of The Blasphemer Series will be releasing later this year, I have decided to drop the price of The Blasphemer Series: Maxwell Demon.

Buy Maxwell Demon for 99cents here

Darkness Dwells Interview Live & 5 Star Review

It was announced last week that I got to sit down with Darkness Dwells Podcast for an interview. It has gone live now and you can find it here: Episode 40 – The Darkness Dwells Podcast. I do have to apologize for the way I sound in it, was getting over a cold and I even cough at one point, but colds can’t get me down from doing what I love.

We talked Anne Rice, books, The Blasphemer Series: Maxwell Demon and the short that I’m going to have coming out very soon called Human Ouija. On the topic of Maxwell Demon, I got the beautiful gift of a 5 star review on it last night! I’m so happy to see fans are loving what I’m doing. It means alot when I’m told characters are well developed and books are done well. In the podcast with Darkness Dwells it’s mentioned that this series is a ‘life’s work’ and on a level it really is since I began developing ideas and charactars as a kid that have come to live in the series. Would be bad if I have spent all this time and things turned out crappy huh?

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.