A Different Time – FREE short story

Just in time for Valentine’s Day! Now you don’t need to be a newsletter subscriber to read Oren’s and Etsuko’s short story for FREE!

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It’s been two years since Lilith was defeated. Oren and Etsuko have settled down to raise the twins. Though Oren’s old fashioned sensibilities say it’s not official until they’re married, he’s painfully aware that the world – and women – have changed. Can he figure out how to pop the question in this “different time”, or will it be a disaster?

Get your FREE copy today!*

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*Sadly not available on Amazon because they won’t let me set the price to free. 😦

Weeping Hemlock

New for patrons of any level. Get the gothic horror story Weeping Hemlock free. You can also still scroll through older posts and grab Jorick’s origin story if you haven’t gotten it yet.

Free stories aren’t the only thing. $1 patrons get listed in the dedications of everything I publish, as well as getting the Amaranthine Unlocked posts early (and they get the short stories meant for publication sent to them first, though I won’t lie, I haven’t written many of those lately).

The 5$ tier gets that plus everything I write, as I write it, false starts, backtracks, and all, ha ha! It’s a lot of fun, so come say hi!

Hope to see you there! And if you have a request for the Unlocked posts, let me know. Otherwise we’ll keep on with the gender swap Shades of Gray.

The Nightmare Collective

With the holidays and everything going on I’m a little behind BUT it’s not to late to tell you about The Nightmare Collective, an anthology brought to you by IABEThe Nightmare Collective, an anthology brought to you by IABE. Featuring lots of great short stories, including The Studio by yours truly.

He should never have rented the old office space out, but he needed the money. One young artist is about to pay the price for the last occupant’s sins. Join in her a a dark spiral into unknown horror in The Studio.

Also includes:

  • The Monsters Wear Pretty faces by Lu Whitley
  • Twisted Besties by Brian K. Morris
  • Quake by Cassandra Albee
  • I dare You by Douglas Daech
  • Someone Else by Joshua Howell
  • Before I Sleep by Jennifer Thompson
  • The Marble by Rick Bradley

You can grab this scary collection for just $.99 or $12.00 for paperback. Get your copy today – and don’t read it with the lights out!

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Takeover!

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Join me today in the Prophecy of Magic Party Room for a takeover! I’ll be hanging out off and on from noon until 10pm central time, with games and giveaways. So, be sure to stop in, say hi, and have some fun!

Hope to see you there!

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In Which I am Interviewed

The awesome Erin Casey was kind enough to interview me for her blog today! She asked some great questions, like:

8. Do you hide any secrets in your books that only a few people will find?

Oh yeah, there are always inside jokes, but they tend to die in editing. For instance in Ashes of Deceit:

[they] stopped in front of a battered door that was labeled “Supplies.”

She frowned. “What’s in there?”

Originally they just stopped in front of an unmarked door, she asked, and Jorick replied, “Supplies.” – a nod to the movie UHF (because, of course, there’s a surprise hidden inside the closet) but it got fixed in editing when some of the betas didn’t think it fit.

If you’re not familiar with her work, you should be. Hop on over, check out the interview, then stay to see what she has to offer!

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Halloweenapalooza!

I mentioned Halloweenapalooza briefly in my last post and am now excited to say I will be attending with my own table. Join us October 11th and 12th in Ottumwa, Iowa, at the Hotel Ottumwa, for a horror film festival complete with celebrity guests and, of course, vendor tables. NeoLeaf Press will also be there with their new Halloween anthology, and I will have my vampire selfie station set up.

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Hope to see someone I know there!

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Weeping Hemlock!

PictureGreetings Amaranthites! Last month I entered NeoLeaf Publshing’s horror anthology contest with a gothic horror short called Weeping Hemlock, and I’m proud to say not only will the story be included in the Chills Down Your Spine Too anthology, but it won first place.

What’s it about?

After a whirlwind romance, a young woman leaves her home for her new husband’s estate. Peopled by strange servants and her husband’s even stranger brother, the dim halls of the mansion soon turn her bright dreams into dark nightmares of a ghostly woman. Does her nightly visitor mean her harm, or does she bring a warning to save herself before she suffers the same fate?

Of course, I’m not the only writer in the anthology. There will also be stories by:

Ben Clayton
Jason White
Ian Conner
Justin Hunt
Luke M. Bartojay
D. Fischer
Erin Casey

How can you get your hands on this amazing anthology? Publication date is October, 2019, with the book’s debut at Halloweenapalooza, in Ottumwa, Iowa  After that, you’ll be able to purchase it from your favorite retailers.

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Party Time! Shades of Gray Turns Ten

Shades of Gray, the first novel in the Amaranthine series, turns ten this month! As part of the celebration, I’m holding a month long party on Facebook with lots of prizes! Even better, the more people that join, the more prizes I’ll add, including Amazon gift card(s). Not to say that the current prizes aren’t pretty cool (click the images for the full descriptions):

So how can you get in on the fun?

How to enter: Each person will receive one entry just by messaging/mailing/or commenting on the post on the party page and saying “enter me”. Additional entries can be obtained by participating in the daily “events” in the Facebook party group. You do NOT need to participate daily, and you can backtrack whenever you want and participate in previous day’s events. So people who join later in the month can still play every single game.

Winners will be randomly selected on October 1st, 2019, and notified via whatever means I have to contact them (most likely Facebook messenger). If I don’t hear back within one week, I will choose a new winner.

Let’s have some fun!

There is no purchase necessary to enter. Facebook does not endorse this giveaway.

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In’Dtale’s July/August Issue is Out!

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Smashwords Summer Sale!

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This year everything Amaranthine is 50% off until July 31st ONLY at Smashwords! That’s right, it’s time for their yearly summer sale, and who can resist a chance to participate?

Check out the savings below:

To get the sale price, visit the book’s page (linked above) and click the bright yellow button that says “Buy with Coupon”. To transfer the book to your kindle either mail it your kindle’s email address or connect your kindle to your device and save the file directly to it. For help finding your kindle’s email address read this.

And while you’re at Smashwords, check out other great offerings! I know Steve Evans has his books enrolled – all nine are FREE!

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