Monday, 27 October 2014

Horror Selfies & A Crypt Full of Creepy News

It's Halloween this Friday, so I had to do an appropriately themed post. It's not all strictly horror, but everything has a paranormal or murderous theme.

The Horror Writers Association (HWA) has recently launched the Horror Selfies campaign, and they want yours. Their hope is to encourage people to read horror/dark fantasy, to watch horror films and TV series, or even to write horror. You can find featured horror selfies here

Want to see mine?

If you do your own, don't forget to include the #HorrorSelfies hashtag when posting on social media. Now on to creepy news.

From October 26th - 31st, Milo James Fowler is hosting his annual Creepy Freebies. Do you have the courage to drop by and pick up a whole cauldron of FREE creepy reads? Now's your chance.

The second season of Susan Kaye Quinn's life-draining future-noir, The Debt Collector has just started. If want to know what your life is worth on the open market, the start of season two, episode ten, is now available. If you've not read season one (the first nine episodes), I highly recommend reading it first. It's worth every penny (or cent).

The third book in Gwen Gardner's paranormal Afterlife Series, Secret Keepers has been published, which means you can now get all three spooky reads.

Do you like your science fiction with murderous entities, the Old West, and a good measure of steampunk? Book two in M. Pax's Rifters Series, The Initiate is now available. I've already read book one, The Rifters, and can't wait to get my teeth into book two.

Book two in the stunning The Mage Revealed series was published on October 24th. C.D. Coffelt’s world of magic started in Wilder Mage with the words “The earthquake wasn’t his fault. Not this time.” It continues in Mage Revealed, the second book of the three-part series.

Don't forget my own creepy short story collection, Passing Time: Nine Short Tales of the Strange and Macabre!

That's it for today. Have a creepy week, whatever you're doing.

Friday, 24 October 2014

Dorianna Release Day & Shiny New Covers

Catherine Stine, friend and member of my writing group, has a new release out today - Dorianna, a YA horror published by Evernight Teen. YA and horror? I cannot wait to read this one. Congratulations, Catherine.


Internet followers, beauty, power. It all sounded good. 

Until it transformed into a terrifying reality Dorianna couldn’t stop. 

When her father is jailed, her mother ships Dorianna to her aunt’s house. Dorianna yearns to build a new identity, but the popular Lacey bullies her—mostly for getting attention from her ex, Ander. 

Ander takes Dorianna to Coney Island where Wilson, a videographer, creates a stunning compilation of her. She dreams of being an online sensation, tired of being plain and lonely, and vows she’d give anything to go viral. Wilson claims he’s the Prince of Darkness and offers her the beauty and fame she's dreamed of—warning her that a pledge has its downsides. Dorianna has no idea of how dire those consequences might be.

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If you're on Facebook, Catherine and Bewitching Tours are holding an online party on October 29th to celebrate Dorianna's release. There will be lots of fun games and two guest YA authors.

Catherine also has fabulous new covers for her two Fireseed novels. Aren't they stunning?

That's it for this week. I'll be back on Monday. Happy reading and writing.