Child of Fire: Book 2 of the Dragon Born Series by Ela Lourenco – YA #fantasy #fiction @ElaLourenco

Child of Fire
Ela Lourenco

The darkness is rising; the shadows on Azmantium grow stronger with each passing day. Only one can hold back the tides of destruction – only the Chosen One can walk the path of lightthe Child of Fire…

The ever brave Lara, still reeling from the revelation surrounding her origins, will be plunged head first into the plotting schemes of several secret factions as each side battles to win the sacred Karnac – the ancient and perilous tournament to decide the future King. Lara must overcome her fear and embrace her true self if she is to learn how to control the power boiling under her skin, and evolve into what she was fated to be.

Treachery and deceit loom over her every step, her path embedded with traps and danger – will the support of friends, old and new, give Lara the strength she needs to stay on the path destiny has chosen for her?

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BioPictureElaLourencoAbout the Author — Ela Lourenco lives in Scotland with her two daughters and husband. She has been an avid reader since childhood and has long enjoyed mysteries, mythology and anything related to the paranormal/supernatural/mystical/science fiction. She loves nothing more than making up stories about faraway people and places (helped somewhat by a mind that just won’t grow up!). When she isn’t nose deep in a book or writing herself she can be found dancing around the kitchen whilst baking. Her biggest wish in life is to infect others with a passion for reading.


If you haven’t read Dragon Born, the first book in the series, please check out this post for more information!

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The Remington, by #author Alex Woolf @RealAlexWoolf

The Remington

Alex Woolf


Howard Protheroe leads the dullest existence imaginable. Literally nothing ever happens to him. Then one day, his life changes when he meets fun-loving, talkative Evie Nickelbite. Howard and Evie feel an instant connection. But something doesn’t seem quite right. It’s almost as if their lives are being controlled by an outside force.

At around the same time, in an apparently unrelated incident, would-be writer George W. Durant decides to purchase a typewriter, an 1878 Remington.

As Howard and Evie’s lives become increasingly action-packed and fraught with danger, they start to feel like characters in badly written novel. What is going on, and what does it have to do with George’s Remington?

By turns surreal, funny and romantic, The Remington navigates the mysterious terrain between the worlds of fiction and real life and asks if love can ever bridge the divide.


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About Alex Woolf…

ALEX_WOOLFAlex Woolf is the author of 16 commercially published novels aimed at young and YA readers. They include Soul Shadows, a novel about shadows that come to life, shortlisted for the 2014 Red Book Award, and Aldo Moon, about a teenage Victorian ghost-hunter. He has also had numerous adult stories and novellas published by Sirens Call Publications, Strange Circle, and Vagabondage Press.

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New Short Horror Story: Marrow, by Jon Olson @jonolsonauthor @Sotet_Angyal

Phrenic Press, an imprint of Sirens Call Publications,  is pleased to announce the release of its latest short story

by Jon Olson


There’s a reason no one ever harvested the trees off logging road number 17.

For generations, a creature has hidden deep in the woods of Nova Scotia. Those who knew of its legend feared it, and prayed it would never see the light of day. Ignoring the warnings, Tony Barrymore – of Triple L Lumber Company – cut deeper into the forest than any man should. The price? Unearthing a terror he couldn’t have imagined even if all the stories were true…


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About Jon Olson…

Jon Olson is a Security Checkpoint Coordinator at the Halifax Robert L. Stanfield International Airport. As an author of horror and dark fiction, Jon also has a passion for science fiction and comic books. A proud member of Pen of the Damned and the Horror Writers Association, he resides in Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia with his wife, their daughter and three cats.

Twitter: @jonolsonauthor



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Women in Horror Month 2016 – Featured Author: Lindsey Goddard @LindseyBethGodd #WiHM7

Lindsey Goddard


Lindsey Goddard embraces the dark side of life. Over the past decade and a half, her short stories and poems have been published numerous times. Recent credits include Dark Moon Digest, Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing, James Ward Kirk Fiction, and Sirens Call Publications. Don’t be fooled if you spot Lindsey in the suburbs of St. Louis, MO. She’s only half there. The other half is anywhere and everywhere else – in the realm of her imagination. Lindsey loves her husband, three children, and crazy cat, and she hopes to make them proud of her weird gift (especially the cat). Her first full-length book is scheduled to be released through Omnium Gatherum Press this summer.

You can find Lindsey and her work at the following places:

Web Site:


Featured Works:

LindseyGoddard_TheToothCollectorThe Tooth Collector (and Other Tales of Terror)

Ten tales of terror, including: The Tooth Collector, Blood On The Highway, Invitation Only, The Patch, The Woman In The Niqab, The Blue Girl, What Happens In Vegas, All The Rage, Damaged Goods, and The Gift.

Available on Amazon


Quick Fix: A Taste of Terror

LindseyGoddard_QuickFixFive tales from the dark mind of author Lindsey Beth Goddard. A struggling alcoholic falls under a strange curse when her reckless driving takes the life of a family pet. A man battles his way through his own back yard in a world where humans no longer dominate the food chain. In the days of America’s Wild West, a swamp monster roams the dusty plains. A scientist with a disturbing past finds herself on a desert island, a place where nature is anything but natural. And a young boy becomes obsessed with helping the tiny creature his father keeps locked away. These stories run the gamut from horrific to fantastic, but all of them aim to disturb.

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LindseyGoddard_RespectForTheDeadRespect for the Dead

A young man reluctantly visits a cemetery and stumbles upon a chilling headstone. A small town’s grieving mother hides a secret deep within the woods. An under aged prostitute isn’t the victim she appears to be. An ungrateful daughter gets her just desserts. A gorgeous erotic dancer discovers something wicked about the new girl. And much, much more…

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Women in Horror Month 2016 – Featured Author: Miracle Austin @MiracleAustin7 #WiHM7

Miracle Austin


Miracle Austin works in the social work world by day and the writer’s world at night and weekends. She’s a YA/NA Cross-Genre author; adults also enjoy her works.

She’s been writing ever since first hearing Drive by The Cars in junior high, which has been one of her biggest inspirations. She rediscovered her writing passion, recently. Her first mini-story, PENS, appeared in

Horror/suspense are her favorite genres, but not limited to. She enjoys writing diverse flashes, short stories, and longer works, while threading various social awareness themes into her stories, at times.

Doll will be her first debut YA/NA Paranormal novel, which will be released on CreateSpace and Amazon on 2-14-16—available both in paperback and e-book. Boundless will be her second debut work, which will be a YA/NA eclectic short story collection.

She enjoys creating playlists that inspire some of her stories and enjoys attending diverse book festivals and comic cons, where she has been so honored to be one of the panelists on some. The highlights of attending the above functions include opportunities to hang out with author friends and meet new authors/readers.

Miracle is currently working on future works and resides in Texas with her family.

You can find Miracle and her work at the following places:

Web site:
FaceBook: Miracle Austin Author

Twitter: @MiracleAustin7
InstaGram: MiracleAustin7


Featured Works:


MiracleAustin_DollWelcome to Frost High. I bet you’ve heard about or may be attending.

Small school, lots of secrets, a popular mean girl, Pepper Fox, and of course a few outcasts – Tomie Dupuy, Sarifena Green, and Opal Dawn – who all shined on Pepper’s tormented list, since junior high. Opal shined the brightest.

Tomie, Sari, and Opal made a pact and traveled to Monroe Creek, Louisiana, with the goal to end their torment in an untraditional way.

Sometimes things don’t end up as we wish. Fate always possesses a way to redirect everything.

Will they finally find the solution to their agonizing problem or will all spiral out of control, as they never anticipated?

Be careful what you wish for…

Available on Amazon


Luna’s Children: Full Moon Mayhem

MiracleAustin_LunasChildrenFear the full moon!

For countless centuries, mankind has watched as the sun goes down knowing that Luna will rise in its place, to rain her brilliant shards of light upon the Earth. But for the cursed and afflicted, that silvery orb brings horror and death.

Luna’s Children: Full Moon Mayhem is a collection of 22 stories of the werewolf. From the halls of a local high school to the bowels of a Civil War-era church, from the deserts of the American Southwest to the distant lands across the seas, from the horrors of the first kill to a lycanthropy support group, Full Moon Mayhem explores the many stories and possibilities of werewolves in the modern world.

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The Dead Walk

MiracleAustin_TheDeadWalkThese dead just refuse to stay in their graves.

Table of Contents
The Price of My Services by Dylan Otto Krider
Zero Hour by Derek Muk
Prisoners of Forever by Katie Jones
I Walk, Therefore I Am by Ryan Neil Falcone
And the Weeds Shook with Laughter by John M. Edwards
The Meat Lover’s Special by Miracle Austin
The Zombie Appeal by D. E. Cowen
Black Friday by Willy Adkins
Short-term recollections of a life… by Sergio Palumbo
Survival by Jason R. Davis

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Women in Horror Month 2016 – Featured Author: L.D. Ricard #WiHM7

L.D. Ricard


L.D.Ricard lives in Florida. She has several short stories out and is soon to be re-releasing the highly anticipated Rowan’s End. She lives with her other half, faithful dog Wicca and a demonic kitten. She is currently working on the sequel Rowan’s End, and a novella entitled Prey of the Night.

You can find L.D. Ricard and her work in the following places:

Amazon Author Page: L.D. Ricard
Facebook: L.D. Ricard Author Page


Featured Works:

LDRicard_RowensEndRowan’s End

Lexy and her mother, Laine, were used to living a gypsy lifestyle. Lexy’s father always had them on the move. 20 years earlier he’d gone on the run from his family, but Laine never knew why. When he is mysteriously murdered, their world turns upside down. Thrust into a world of the unbelievably fantastic and at the same time horrifying,they must learn where the legends end and the lies begin, and help Lexi reclaim a family legacy, one that her father left her unprepared to fight for.

Available on Amazon


Dark Light Book One (The Dark Light Anthology 1)

LDRicard_DarkLight01The Launch Anthology from Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing!

The click of the camera before you die.

A demon’s unthinkable task.

A childhood game gone horribly wrong.

The nagging feeling that someone is watching your every move. A lover, a betrayer.

Breakdown. Vengeance. Misplaced trust. Malice. Surprise.

How many times will you soothe yourself in the dark hoping for the light? Welcome to a world hidden behind the blinds of reality. This anthology is not for the faint-hearted. The tales inside are guaranteed to rob you of sleep at night by bringing you the nightmares you’ve most feared.

Now, open your eyes and see…

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Dark Light Book Three (The Dark Light Anthology 3)

LDRicard_DarkLight03Dark Light 3, edited by Sarah Jayne Carr, is the follow up to Amazon’s #1 Bestselling Anthology, Dark Light.

DARK LIGHT 3 explores the darker side of our world, the things no one wants to speak about or admit. The stories in this anthology will make you think, make you shiver, intrigue and entertain you. Please step into our world of the darker side where little light shines through. Are you ready?

Stories included are:
Harby’s Last Stand—Christian A. Larsen; From Out of the Night—L.D. Ricard; Possessing Bailey—Jenna Pizzi; Tossed and Found—K.E. Robiscoe; Trapdoor—William Rasmussen; The Hognissaga—Avalon Brantley; The Squat—Dene Bebbington; I Come To Teach—A.A. Garrison; Fallen Angel—Zoe Adams; The Incident Of Pokrov—Erica Sim; The Black Womb—Michael McGlasson; The Devil Within—Justin Zipprich; Cheating Death—S.J. McMillan; Inner Storm—Jay R. Thurston; The Machine—Linna Drehmel; Dead By Dawn—KR Jordan; The Hamlet Of Maysouth—Ryder Ataxia; Switch—Fred Waiss; Enteric—W.B. Stickel; Miriam—Shaun Meeks; Dante’s Circle—Ericka Kahler; The Monk—JT Lewis; 13—K.R. Helms; Hob Gob—Jonathan D. Nichols; Neighbors From Hell—J.R. Roper; Evander Holbrook—Greg Quinion; Siren Song—Anna Yeatts

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Women in Horror Month 2016 – Featured Author: Loren Rhoads @MorbidLoren #WiHM7

Loren Rhoads


I am the author of The Dangerous Type, Kill By Numbers, and No More Heroes: the In the Wake of the Templars trilogy.  I’m the co-author (with Brian Thomas) of the As Above, So Below books, Lost Angels and Angelus Rose, which are coming out this year.  My short stories appear in nEvermore: Tales of Murder, Mystery, and the Macabre and in the new anthology Fright Mare: Women Write Horror. Oh, and I blog about cemeteries as travel destinations. My collection of travel essays is called Wish You Were Here: Adventures in Cemetery Travel.

I think of my novels as mashups.  Before The Dangerous Type came out last year, I described it as a Hong Kong-style revenge space opera with a Hammer Horror villain.  Publishers Weekly accused me of bringing the style of grimdark fantasy to space opera. Kill By Numbers, the second volume in the series, is a Philip K. Dick mind-warp adventure story about confronting a stalker ex-boyfriend who wants to change the galaxy.  The third book, No More Heroes, is a courtroom drama with bounty hunters, killer robots, and time travel.

The As Above, So Below series, which I’m rebooting in April, combines erotic horror and dark fantasy.  It’s about a succubus who sets her sights on an angel – who then possesses her with a mortal girl’s soul.  Once again I’m crossing genres and blurring boundaries.

I read across genres.  I like science fiction ghost stories and zombie erotica and political urban fantasy. I don’t understand why anyone would choose to limit herself to one genre.

You can find Loren and her work at the following places:

Loren’s Blog:
Loren’s Cemetery Blog:
Loren on Facebook:
Loren on Twitter:
Amazon Author Page: Loren Rhoads


Featured Works:

The Dangerous Type: In the Wake of the Templars Book One

LorenRhoads_TheDangerousTypeSet in the wake of a galaxy-wide war and the destruction of a human empire, The Dangerous Typefollows the awakening of one of the galaxy’s most dangerous assassins and her quest for vengeance. Entombed for twenty years, Raena has been found and released.

Thallian has been on the lam for the last fifteen years.  He’s a wanted war criminal whose entire family has been hunted down and murdered for their role in the galaxy-wide genocide of the Templars. His name is the first on Raena’s list, as he’s the one that enslaved her, made her his assassin, and ultimate put her in a tomb. But Thallian is willing to risk everything–including his army of cloned sons–to capture her. Now it’s a race to see who kills whom first.

Alternatively, Gavin has spent the last twenty years trying to forget about Raena, whom he once saved and then lost to Thallian. Raena’s adopted sister, Ariel, has been running from the truth — the one about Raena, about herself and Gavin — and doesn’t know if she’ll be able to face either of them.

The Dangerous Type is a mix of military science fiction and an adventurous space opera that grabs you from the first pages and doesn’t let go. Along with a supporting cast of smugglers, black market doctors, and other ne’er-do-wells sprawled across a galaxy brimming with alien life, The Dangerous Type is a fantastic beginning to Loren Rhoads’s epic trilogy.

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Wish You Were Here

LorenRhoads_WishYouWereHere“Lovingly researched and lushly described, Loren’s essays transport you to the graveyard, where she is quite a tour guide. Curiosity and compassion burn at the heart of these essays.”—Paula Guran, editor of Dark Echo magazine Almost every tourist destination has a graveyard. You go to Yosemite National Park: there’s a graveyard. You go to Maui: graveyards everywhere you look. The Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor and the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park: both graveyards. The number one tourist destination in Michigan has three cemeteries. America’s best-preserved Gold Rush ghost town has five. Gettysburg is a National Park because it has a graveyard. Some graveyards are even tourist destinations in themselves: the Old Jewish Cemetery of Prague, the colonial burying grounds of Boston, and Kennedy’s eternal flame in Arlington National Cemetery. Jim Morrison’s grave in Père Lachaise Cemetery ranks in the top five tourist sites of Paris. Wish You Were Here: Adventures in Cemetery Travel contains 35 graveyard travel essays, which visit more than 50 cemeteries, churchyards, and gravesites across the globe. Over the past two decades, Loren Rhoads has visited literally hundreds of graveyards. She’s traveled to London’s Highgate Cemetery, strolled through the Paris Catacombs, seen Hollywood Forever pulled back from the brink of destruction, studied Native American graveyards in Michigan, explored a circuit minister’s churchyard on Maui, delved into the Protestant Cemetery of Rome and Zoshigaya Reien in Tokyo, and made stops in Prague, Boston, Los Angeles, Hiroshima, Yosemite, Sleepy Hollow, Gettysburg, and New Orleans along the way. Come along on her adventures in cemeteries around the world. Loren Rhoads was the creator of the cult nonfiction magazine Morbid Curiosity. She edited the book Death’s Garden: Relationships with Cemeteries and served as the monthly cemetery columnist at Gothic.Net for four years. Now she blogs about graveyards as travel destinations at “With her dead-on honesty and her fascination for the dark side of life in all its complexity, Loren’s writing never fails to make me think.”—Thomas Roche, Loren’s editor at Gothic.Net

Available on Amazon


Fright Mare-Women Write Horror

LorenRhoads_FrightmareWomen write horror and have written it since before Mary Shelley wrote FRANKENSTEIN. This anthology is to highlight the fact women write great horror and to kill the fallacy that they aren’t in some way up to standard. They are. Read here stories by Elizabeth Massie, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Lucy Taylor, and a plethora of other great writers as they work on your nerves, get inside your head, and bang out some of the scariest tales written today. I’m proud to present these women for your consideration, as Rod Serling might say, as I ask you to step into FRIGHT MARE. Lock the door and windows, put on a light, and remember, it’s not real. It’s not real. Midnight awaits, monsters scheme to take you away, the strange and weird wait in the shadows, but it’s not real. Is it?

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