Women in Horror Month 2016 – Featured Author: Gwendolyn Kiste @GwendolynKiste #WiHM7

Gwendolyn Kiste

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Gwendolyn Kiste is a speculative fiction writer based in Pennsylvania. Her work has appeared in Nightmare Magazine, Flash Fiction Online, LampLight, and Three-Lobed Burning Eye Magazine as well as Flame Tree Publishing’s Chilling Horror Short Stories anthology. As a regular contributor, she writes for multiple travel and entertainment sites including Horror-Movies.ca, Wanderlust and Lipstick, and her own 60 Days of Halloween, a collection of humorous essays chronicling her autumnal misadventures. She currently resides on an abandoned horse farm with her husband, two cats, and not nearly enough ghosts. You can find her online at www.gwendolynkiste.com and on Twitter (@GwendolynKiste).

 

You can find Gwendolyn and her work in the following places:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/gwendolynkiste
Twitter: @GwendolynKiste
Site/Blog: gwendolynkiste.com / gwendolynkiste.com/Blog
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Gwendolyn-Kiste/e/B00QXGAIUC/

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Featured Works:

Nightmare Magazine
Ten Things To Know About the Ten Questions

GwendolynKiste_NightmareNIGHTMARE is an online horror and dark fantasy magazine. In NIGHTMARE’s pages, you will find all kinds of horror fiction, from zombie stories and haunted house tales, to visceral psychological horror.

This month, we have original fiction from Vajra Chandrasekera (“The Sill and the Dike”) and Gwendolyn Kiste (“The Pied Piper Syndrome”), along with reprints by Richard Christian Matheson (“Third Wind”) and Reggie Oliver (“The Skins”). We also have the latest installment of our column on horror, “The H Word,” plus author spotlights with our authors, a showcase on our cover artist, and a feature interview with the creators of Dapper Cadaver, one of the best sources for creepy props and Halloween supplies.

Available here from Nightmare Magazine


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Chilling Horror Short Stories

The Man in the Ambry

A deluxe edition of original and classic short stories, packed with monsters, vampires and a host of weird creatures. Tales of shadows and voices in the dark from the likes of H.P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allan Poe, Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker, Nathaniel Hawthorne and William Hope Hodgson are cast with previously unpublished stories by some of the best writers of horror today. A dazzling collection of the most gripping tales of horror, vividly told.

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A Shadow of Autumn
(editor, and contributing author)

GwndolynKiste_AShadowOfAutumnFall—a season as beautiful as it is foreboding. A Shadow of Autumn takes you back to childhood nostalgia while peeling away the mask to reveal things that haunt your worst nightmares. Within these pages, you’ll find the usual denizens of the holiday—demons, witches, ghosts, and bloodsuckers—along with strange and unknown creatures lurking everywhere from innocuous cornfields and pumpkin patches to basement hatches and high school dances. These fourteen tales of fall magic and Halloween horrors will keep you looking over your shoulder long after the last light of October has waned. Don’t say we didn’t warn you…

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Women in Horror Month 2016 – Featured Author: Magenta Nero @Magenta_Nero #WiHM7

Magenta Nero

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I never intended to become a horror writer but whenever I put pen to paper, chaos ensues. I’m not your typical horror chick, actually I hate horror movies. The horror of the everyday fascinates me, the grueling  bewilderment of modern life, the personal and private horrors we all know too well. I like to peel back layers of skin and let unspeakable truths run free.

My fiction and poetry is also greatly inspired by myth, magic, mysticism and madness, there are many worlds to write about. I enjoy writing and weaving together different genres; Gothic horror, fantasy and erotica.

My work has been published in The Sirens Call eZine, Sanitarium Magazine and in over fifteen anthologies from James Ward Kirk Fiction and J.Ellington Ashton Press. Recent releases include “Lovecraft After Dark” (James Ward Kirk Fiction) and “Fearotica” (J.Ellington Ashton Press).

I also write for Pen of the Damned, a group of writers sworn to their suffering. We offer fresh and free horror fiction each week on our site penofthedamned.com.

This year I will be working on putting together a collection of short stories and poems, and beginning a novella.

I’m a nomad at heart, hailing from the harsh mountains of Southern Italy. I have traveled a lot and lived in the U.K. and Japan. Currently I reside in the sub tropical bushland of the Northern Rivers, Australia, with my partner and children. When I’m not writing I’m usually in my art studio making something, or I’m wandering the wilderness, conjuring mischief.

You can find Magenta and her work in the following places:

Blog: www.magentanero.wordpress.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/magentaneroauthor
Twitter : @Magenta_Nero
Amazon author page: http://www.amazon.com/Magenta-Nero/e/B00VWG60VO

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Featured Books & Writing:

Fearotica: An Anthology of Erotic Horror

MagentaNero_FearoticaFearotica is an anthology of dark romance/erotic horror with the theme of forbidden love. Here you will find stories that explore neglected and largely uncharted terrain, places where sex and love are tangled with blood and viscera. Monster and man united in the throws of an otherworldly passion that has the same ability to destroy as it might also have to create. Who is the monster and what is the monstrous? Look within. From the minds of, Donald Armfield, William Bove, Ts Woolard, Valentina Lovecraft, Christopher Goose, Brian Barr, Brianna Stoddard, Essel Pratt, Peggy Christie, Christina Engela, Ivy Sinclair, Todd Misura, Amanda M. Lyons, and Magenta Nero.

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Lovecraft after Dark

MagentaNero_LovecraftAfterDark“Lovecraft After Dark,” a is new collection of erotic horror from JWK Fiction, edited by James Ward Kirk and Roger Cowin. We offer short fiction and poetry blending erotica with the Mythos. Erotic encounters, forbidden romances between humans and the gods and demons of Lovecraft’s world. Ever wonder what obscene romance produced the human / elder god hybrid, Wilbur Whateley? How did the Black Goat of the Wood come to have a thousand young? These are just a few of the ideas explored in “Lovecraft After Dark.” Explore what Lovecraft only hinted at. Let your imagination go wild. We did.

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Protégé on Pen of the Damned

PenOfTheDamned_RedefiningHorror_bannerThe front gates of your fortress are tall, ornate and heavily guarded, much like I imagine the gates of Heaven to be. I easily make it through security when they realize who I am. Your protégé has returned at last. I walk slowly up the long winding road admiring the impeccable and wonderful gardens that surround your mansion.

On the marble steps of the entrance I stand like a crucified god, both arms outstretched as your bodyguards search me, and I smile at the irony. I step into the great hall where a devotee bows to me then requests that I remove my shoes. I am given a white robe and led into a change room. I have not worn the robe for so long that I feel and look like another person. I glance at my reflection for a long time, the memories swell and churn. I lived many years in your ashram. I let the memories come and go. I feel nothing.

When I emerge from the change room the devotee bows to me again.

“The Guru is expecting you. He is most pleased that you have come,” purrs the man with a polite smile. He gestures, inviting me to proceed.

Read the remainder for Magenta’s story on Pen of the Damned

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Women in Horror Month 2016 – Featured Author: Naching T. Kassa @NachingKassa #WiHM7

Naching T. Kassa

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Naching T. Kassa is a wife, mother, and Horror Author. She’s created 14 short stories, two novellas, and co-created two children. She lives in Eastern Washington State with Dan Kassa, her husband and biggest supporter.

A proud member of the Horror Writers Association, Naching became interested in the genre as a youngster. Her father introduced her to her first horror movie, “King Kong”, at the age of four and she’s been an avid fan ever since.

Naching draws inspiration from the works of Dean Koontz and Stephen King. Dean is her favorite author because his work encourages hope. It also demonstrates the true strength that women possess.

You can find Naching and her work in the following places:

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/Dan.NaniKassa
TWITTER: @nachingkassa
BLOG: frightenme.weebly.com/frighten-me-blog.html
AMAZON LINK: www.Amazon.com/Naching-T-Kassa/e/B005ZGHTI0
PINTEREST: pinterest.com/nanikassa/
WEBSITE: frightenme.weebly.com

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Featured Books:

Demonic Visions 50 Horror Tales Book 5
CARRION MAN by Naching T. Kassa

NachingKassa_DemonicVisionsBook5From the time we are small there are things that frighten us. As children we have the monster under the bed, the monster in the closet, and the monster that is this close to snatching us from behind when we’re on our way up the basement stairs alone, and we can’t look back because if we saw him he’d be real, and he would get us. And as we grow and change the things we are afraid of change with us: in grammar school the monster has moved out into the streets, and we fear “Stranger Danger”; in high school the monsters are inside of us, and we fear failure, and the possibility that we might not fit in; as adults our fears are everywhere, from worry about our jobs to the guy who’s driving erratically in the lane beside us to the silent return of “Stranger Danger”—this time fearing for children of our own. As new fears filter into our lives we try to forget the old ones. But, though they might not frighten us any more, they are never quite forgotten. We all remember the monster under the bed; the monster in the closet. I’m forty-five years old and I still won’t look back on the basement stairs, because I swear to God that son of a bitch is getting closer every time.

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Blood in the Rain
Seattle Storm by Naching T. Kassa

NachingKassa_BloodInTheRainIn this collection of erotic vampire tales from authors Northwestern and Northwestern at heart, the creatures range from classic to alien, from dom to sub, from blood-drinking to soul-sucking. In Jeff Mann’s “Summer Solstice Sacrifice,” a burly, kilted vampire faces losing a lover or turning him before it’s too late. Colleen Anderson’s “Hold Back the Night” explores how cultural norms divide two very different women in Mumbai—one of them undead. A male vampire watches his wife solve his murder in Joscelyne Gray’s “The Longest Death of the Year.” And Sara Dobie Bauer in “Forever Dead” brings us a muscular, vamp-hunting detective with an uncomfortable hankering for a blood-sucking guy. Whatever your sexual orientation, you’ll find something here for you.

Available on Amazon


IN SHAMBLES: A SCARLETT NIGHTMARE VOL. 2
The Strength in Tears by Naching T. Kassa

NachingKassa_InShamblesIn Shambles … that was my life. I sat in a cell all day wondering what could have been. Thinking about it only made me feel worse. I was lost until someone left me this book about people just like me. People that made mistakes … people that tried to redeem themselves … people that failed. It helped me cope with the things I’ve done. It helped me find peace.

To those whose lives are In Shambles, crack open this book. See what it can do for you …

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Women in Horror Month 2016 – Featured Author: Melanie McCurdie @MelanieMcCurdie #WiHM7

Melanie McCurdie

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I am a Canadian based writer who resides in Calgary, Alberta and blessed with two challenging boys. A Warrior Mom of Sam, aged 13 and DaveyB, aged 9, wife, administrator with The Twisted Path Group, writer with Visionary Press Collaborative, supporter of Independant Film and Publications, and a horror junkie with a taste for words, and bloodsauce.

I am proud to be in The Burbs, a radio serial by Liane Moonraven as the friendly, coffee loving Maria Sanchez. Listen on Spreaker Thursdays at 10 pm EST.

I can also be seen in the slasher film The Orphan Killer 2, Bound x Blood written and directed by Matt Farnsworth, available to rent on Vimeo VOD.

You can find Melanie and her work in the following places:

Author Page on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Melanie-McCurdie/e/B016C68GYC
Website: http://melaniemccurdie.wix.com/slayfulstories
Personal Blog: https://malevolantmajesty.wordpress.com/
The Twisted Path Website: http://thetwistedpathgroup.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/proseinbloodsauce/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/melaniemccurdie
Google+: http://google.com/+MelanieMcCurdieslayfulstories
LinkedIn: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/melanie-mccurdie-270299ba

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Guest Post by Melanie
Rotgut

I could hate you. Sorry, but there’s no more room in the Temple of Self to deny it further. It’d be fairly easy as far as that goes but it’s exhausting and I don’t care enough to try. The writing is on the wall and I know that it’s done in indelible ink. That shit don’t wash off. What I really wish is that you’d stop lying to me about it.  Not that it matters to anyone save me.  I’ve kept my feelings to myself for the most part, as exposing oneself to cruelty, willingly, is not something I relish. Been there, done that, made a scrapbook. So few understand if even comprehend the prison I reside in, nor does the effort it takes not to engage; to just sit quietly and observe when situations beg for a fucking spotlight and ring announcer to draw attention to the ridiculousness.

But to what end? A continuous finger pointed at the wrongness of each and every situation, consistently even, when the neon signs and glaring arrows beg to differ is not worth mentioning. Detraction as distraction, an old and trusty ruse, employed to perfection and yet blind ears and deaf eyes see nothing even when it is a mirror image. The proof is in the pudding. I’m not stupid, no matter how many try to convince me that I am. I see more than anyone realises and that alone is a huge mistake for anyone to overlook. It all falls into the pattern.

Patterns are what make up a portion of the human animal’s behavioural manifest and the sad and sorry truth is that we all subscribe to it. Each person, by nature, follows the maps set out by genetics and creates the pathways that are inevitable to be followed. There is no choice, nothing outside of conscious action can change these courses. The unfortunate end result is that in our modern world, no one wishes to make conscious efforts anymore. Not when it’s easier to be a sheep and ignore reality.  It’s simpler to subscribe to belief that everyone else is as blind as themselves. I quote Jonathan Swift ‘‘There are none so blind as those who will not see. The most deluded people are those who choose to ignore what they already know’.

Here lies the crux, the heart of the matter. I could hate you. I really could, but how can you feel that way towards a person who is deluding themselves? It’s not anyone’s fault that, when the truth is glaring one down like a pissed off brahma bill, that the preferred course of action is to shove one’s head in the sand. But out of sight does not mean out of mind. I have no further interest in being less than candid. Stupidity is no excuse, not when it is obvious that the blindness is an active choice. Hardscrabble lessons have taught me much. One doesn’t forget lessons like those and the sharpened awareness to the big picture is  something I know humans tend to miss, and it is a source of frustration.

The world doesn’t stop and am powerless to change it. I’m not sure I want to do more than I have and so I choose to sit back in the trees on the old navajo rug I’d taken with me and opened the bottle of scotch in the cooling breeze to observe. That cheap ass rotgut you drink was a perfect accelerant; it helped that you spilled it everywhere after backhanding me into the Welsh dresser and staggering upstairs when you came home from wherever you’d been.

I can see you now, rubbing at your eyes and staring out of the bedroom window; your hand resting on the pane.  I know you are looking for me and I can’t help but laugh at the unconscious gesture you always make when you are incensed, hands in your hair.   Then you disappear for a moment, before and return with a scowl to hammer both fists hard enough to make the glass rattle.  The frantic attempts to open it are to no avail because I nailed it shut and the door too, while you were passed out.

I can hear the tinkle of breaking glass from behind the house. You’re coughing now, banging the flimsy office chair into the double panes windows you insisted on and I can’t contain the chuckle when it bounces back and smacks you in the face.  Hurts, doesn’t it? A louder shatter leave me concerned for a moment when I realise the bedroom window was smashed and you can see me sitting here, observing.

But the fire is a sinuous creature and it wraps it’s beautiful tendrils around your body, hungrily licking your skin like a long denied lover. I watch your flesh char and burn, your screams are music and I close my eyes to listen until the sirens overpower them.

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Featured Books:

The Death Maiden Journeys (Slayful Stories Book 2)

MelanieMcCurdie_TheDeathMaidenJourneysShe begins as Lilith, a human who has her own way of bringing torture and desire to every life she touches. Killing at will and with no regret, She slowly evolves into Death Maiden and devolves into the human condition as she grows with greater skill, crueler.

As She comes to mature, so does Her understanding of the world around her, and so does the knowledge that all life is fleeting, even when you are the one dispatching it. I invite you to enter Her world.

Enjoy your journey and remember, Death Maiden does not spare.

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MelanieMcCurdie_SlayfulStoriesSlayful Stories: Volume 1

In these pages, death lays in wait. The killers you will find here are a wily bunch as beautiful as they are lethal. Beginning with the epic poem Swing, a story of a woman scorned, each journey takes you deeper into the mind of a murderer, a victim, or a survivor of lost love, untold horrors, and unnatural phenomenon. Won’t you join us as we wander along the twisted corridors of the human psyche.

 

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Death By Poetry

MelanieMcCurdie_DeathByPoetryPoetry. Beautiful words, song lyrics, humorous limericks, it all counts. Long used to speak ones heart and let’s be frank, woo the opposite sex, it comes in every genre, from vicious and bloody to heart wrenchingly eloquent and anything in between. It is also an expression of one’s heart and soul, of their pain or passion, of immediate inspiration or remembered events. Sometimes it’s nothing more than the equivalent of a creative tantrum. An outburst. As you make your way through these pages, you will find may such outbursts and tantrums, some are bloody, and some are not, but all are from the heart.

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Women in Horror Month 2016 – Featured Author: Elaine Pascale @doclaney #WiHM7

Elaine Pascale

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Elaine Pascale has been writing for most of her life. She took a break from fiction in order to give birth to two children, who are far too attractive to carry her DNA, and to complete a doctoral dissertation. She lives on Cape Cod, MA, with her husband, son and daughter, a variety of pets, and a semi-fictional Minotaur. She teaches a smorgasbord of courses at a private university in Boston: from English Composition and Communications to a Vampire Seminar. Her writing has been published in anthologies and magazines. She is the author of If Nothing Else, Eve, We’ve Enjoyed the Fruit, and is also the author of the nonfiction book: Metamorphosis: Identity Outcomes in International Student Adaptation–A Grounded Theory Study. Her writing will be featured in two new anthologies in 2016 and she has been contracted by a publisher to release a novella in the very near future. Her impending plans include: rescuing more animals, writing more stories, and becoming a professional tiger cage cleaner.

You can find Elaine and her work in the following places:

Twitter: @DocLaney
Facebook: Elaine Pascale
Website and Blog: elainepascale.com
Amazon Author Page: Elaine Pascale

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Feature Books:

 

If Nothing Else, Eve, We’ve Enjoyed the Fruit

ElainePascale_IfNothingElseEveWeveEnjoyedTheFruitWhat happens when a kept woman refuses to take her ridatemp and begins thinking for herself? In If Nothing Else, Eve, We’ve Enjoyed the Fruit; she begins talking to bunches of grapes and cantaloupe that convince her to commit murder. Through her visitations with fruit, the woman learns that a gender war can be reversed by traveling back in time and eradicating the Tree of Knowledge and its villainous apples. The fruit persuade her by telling her four other stories:

Boys Will be Boys: A spa is turned into a concentration camp: just don’t ride the elevators!

Ripped to Shreds: Pregnant Jody Burkhoff’s body is changing rapidly, but not as quickly as the lupine metamorphosis of her husband. First the neighborhood animals are mutilated, then the neighbors are viciously murdered. Which proves to be more dangerous, a monstrous creature or a hormonal woman?

O: Khaki Barlow enters a pageant in which only one woman survives. She must complete tasks that are both mentally and physically daunting, all while trying to learn the meaning of the words left by the eliminated: I am here. Does she face incredible fears? Does a one-legged duck swim in a circle?

The Prison of a Man: Told as an ethnographical project, Lara Thomas researches the deaths of shoppers at a mall embedded in a small town, and encounters the legendary Goat Man.

If Nothing Else (Prologue): Readers learn the final decision in the gender war.

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Expiration Date

ElainePascale_ExpirationDateThis new anthology focuses on the what-ifs of the “end-dates” that surround us, and how they impact our lives and our world, and ourselves.

“Modern lives seem littered with expiration dates” says anthology editor Nancy Kilpatrick. “Packaging tells us when our food will go bad; when we can expect appliances to cease functioning; when contracts for the internet finish! But as annoying as these small expiration dates are, they fade to nothing compared to the larger events: when a species goes extinct; when a body of water evaporates, or dies because the PH balance alters; when giant icebergs break apart and glaciers melt forever, threatening the ecosystem of this planet.”

Kilpatrick reminds us “From the micro to the macro in terms of expirations, we are faced with the one termination with which we are all too familiar — the up-close-and-personal end of life for each of us and for the ones we love. It?s the personal that terrifies us most because it feels the most real.”

Expiration Date features 25 original pieces of short fiction by some of the world’s top Dark Fiction writers.

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Zombies: Shambling Through the Ages

ElainePascale_ZombiesShamblingThroughThe AgesIt’s a wonder humanity ever survived into the twenty-first century. Even Neanderthals knew to bury the dead beneath stones to prevent corpses from rising. Ancient civilizations feared slain warriors would return from battlefields, medieval physicians worried that bodies would rise from plague pits, many cultures buried the dead at crossroads to prevent the dead from walking.

In Zombies: Shambling Through the Ages, editor Steve Berman has collected stories that reveal the threat of revenants and the living dead is far from recent. From the Bronze Age to World War II, this anthology guides us through millennia of thrills, chills, kills, carnage, horror, and havoc wreaked throughout history by the walking dead.

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Women in Horror Month 2016 – Featured Author: Eden Royce @EdenRoyce #WiHM7

Eden Royce

Bio: Eden Royce is descended from women who practiced root, a type of conjure magic in her native Charleston, South Carolina. She now lives in Kent, The Garden of England, and writes Gothic horror and dark fantasy tales based on her childhood (and a few weird dreams). Featured in her work are the language and traditions of the Gullah-Geechees, descendants of the first slaves brought to the sea islands off the coast of South Carolina and Georgia.

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Eden is one of the writers for The 7 Magpies project, a first of its kind: a short horror film anthology written and directed entirely by black women. She is also the horror submissions editor for Mocha Memoirs Press where she conceived and edited The Grotesquerie, an anthology of twenty-one horror short stories written by women. She also writes a regular feature for Graveyard Shift Sisters, a site dedicated to purging the black female horror fan from the margins, where she interviews black female authors of dark fiction and reviews their latest work.

Blerd Book Club chose her Southern Gothic horror collection, Spook Lights, as their October book of the month. Listen to her chat with them about the inspiration for the stories, give a few translations of Gullah words, and mention her upcoming projects. Learn more about Eden’s brand of horror at her website edenroyce.com.

You can find Eden and her work in the following places:

Website: http://edenroyce.com/
Blog: http://darkgeisha.wordpress.com/
Amazon page: http://www.amazon.com/Eden-Royce/e/B004XVKWTG/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1
Twitter: https://twitter.com/EdenRoyce
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eden.royce
Facebook author page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Eden-Royce-The-Dark-Geisha/175439055801467

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Featured Books:

Spooky Lights: Southern Gothic Horror

EdenRoyce_SpookyLightsPull up a rocking chair and sit a spell. Soak in these twelve tales of Southern Gothic horror:

Sinister shopkeepers whose goods hold the highest price, a woman’s search for her mother drags her into the binding embrace of a monster, a witchdoctor’s young niece tells him a life-altering secret, an investigator who knows how to keep a 100% confession rate….

These are stories where the setting itself becomes a character—fog laced cemeteries, sulfur rich salt marshes—places housing creatures that defy understanding and where the grotesque and macabre are celebrated.

The stories are rich in flavor and clever in metaphor, the horrors completely surreal or—far more unnerving—all too possible. She brings a refreshing perspective to the table that paranormal lovers are sure to enjoy.

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EdenRoyce_TheGrotesquerieThe Grotesquerie

Twenty-two short horror stories written by women are here on display for your enjoyment or your perverse fascination. Within these pages, beauty becomes deadly, innocence kills, and karma is a harsh mistress.

The Grotesquerie is now open…

 

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Containment

EdenRoyce_Containment“Life is different among the dead.”

They are kept in chambers, their energy used to feed the City’s voracious appetite for fuel now that traditional sources are long gone. These grisly fuel cells are kept watch over by Feast, a devil-human hybrid whose recent run-ins with the City leave him questioning its authority.

When he is needed to bring in one of the most dangerous creatures for containment, Feast is faced with a decision that may make him the next power source.

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Women in Horror Month 2016 – Featured Author: Lisa Vasquez @unsaintly #WiHM7

Lisa Vasquez

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Born and raised in Chicago, Lisa’s love for horror began at a young age. Her father had a deep love for horror movies and science fiction, and took a keen interest in special effects. So that Lisa and her siblings could enjoy the movies with him he’d sit up late at night taking on the painstaking task of “editing” the explicit adult scenes. Afterwards, they’d sit together and discuss the magic of how the effects were achieved. When other kids her age dressed in cartoon-kid-friendly costumes for Halloween, Lisa created homemade costumes that paid homage to classics like “Bride of Frankenstein”. Thanks to her creative parents (her mother also having a talent for artistic expression such as homemade crafts, sewing, and interior decorating) Lisa was encouraged to read, write and to act in homemade skits to entertain themselves, family and close friends.

Lisa currently resides in Katy, Texas. She is the Publisher’s Liaison for the Horror Writer’s Association, and is also the founder of the HWA’s Houston chapter. She is the owner of Stitched Smile Publications, a small independent publishing company, and is the author of The Unsaintly Chronicles, The Unfleshed, and several other short stories.

You can find her on her website: www.unsaintly.com
or on Facebook (facebook.com/unsaintlyhalo), Twitter (@unsaintly), Instagram (unsaintly), and more!

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Featured Books:

The Anti-God (The Unsaintly Chronicles Book 1)

LisaVasquez_TheAntiGodThough she was born to a noble family, Isabel Augustus had shown a love for piety, humility and servitude at a very young age. In a world of darkness, her light far outshone those around her, attracting the attention of both Heaven and Hell. When Isabel’s simple actions as a mortal catch the eye of God, who showers her in his blessings and attentions, Lucifer’s jealousy rears its ugly head once more. The age old contention between father and son results in a tug-of-war over her very soul when Lucifer begins to show her his own attention. They will soon find out that there is another who seeks out the soul of their precious Isabel. Will Isabel’s faith be enough to save her and those she loves? Or will she give up her immortal soul to keep the end of the world at bay?

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All Things Zombie: The Gathering Horde

LisaVasquez_AllThingsZombie_TheGatheringHordeThis collection of zombie stories features some of the top zombie authors in the genre; T.W. Piperbrook, A.J. Brown, Chris Philbrook, Glynn James, HJ Harry, Kevin Fitzgerald, Jack Wallen, Ben Reeder, Michael Robertson, and Eric A Shelman are among the Horde’s collection… but there are more… The Gathering Horde is a wild ride through the apocalypse. Within these pages, you will find that there is no theme, no rules, and no connection from tale to tale. It is truly all things zombie.

A girl hiding in a crawlspace… a dystopic world where zombies are part of the entertainment… a mother slowly turning near her child… escapes, failures, tears, laughter, the best and worst of humanity… and, of course, ZOMBIES!!!
You’ll own tales from the outbreak, the onset, the fall, the fight, and the world that came after. 33 short stories designed to be read independently at your leisure. Each tale is only 4-8 pages long, making it perfect for the commute or coffee break. You won’t find another collection like this one. Read the Gathering Horde… and join us… we are gathering now…

Available on Amazon


LisaVasques_FiftyShadesOfSlayFifty Shades of Slay

A collection of bold new voices in horror flash fiction.

Published by Alucard Press, October 30, 2015.

27 stories by today’s horror writers.

2oo page e-book

270 page print book

Available on Amazon

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