CASSTIEL BOOK SPOTLIGHT: Sheri-Lynn Marean Blog Tour

51eDLV6IzZL._SY346_CASSTIEL ~ Born of Lighting

Dragonkind ~ 52 Realms: Book 2

As an ancient immortal, bonded dragon shifter, Casstiel should have joined his soul mate Maya, when she was murdered ten years ago by the Ilyium; a vicious and powerful group of druid witches set on destroying all supernatural beings.
But with her last breath, Maya, aware that Casstiel was also tethered to another, severed their bond, and left him behind in the land of the living.
For ten years Casstiel extracts his vengeance against the Ilyium, all the while blaming fate, along with another.
A female, and the one who kept him alive and unable to join Maya.
Casstiel lives in a haze of fury, neglecting his family, until he comes face to face with her.
Ashara.
He wants to hate her, and tries, but he quickly realizes she isn’t the enemy, but rather a victim as well.
Suddenly his protective instincts awakening, and he realizes what an ass he’s been.
However, he also finds himself fiercely attracted to her. Even worse, she opens his eyes and makes him question what it is he really wants.
Half human and half Fire-born, Ashara has never soared the skies or shifted into her dragon. Instead, she’s been held captive as a breeder for the Ilyium, heart breaking more each time they take a child from her.
Her only solace has been a connection to another that’s always kept her sane in a cold, harsh life.
When her daughter’s mate suddenly frees her from where her twisted son had been holding her captive, Ashara is happy. Until she’s confronted by a large, sexy male who scares the hell out of her.
Cass wants her to release him, and Ashara how no idea how.
But as her heart awakens to a love she never dreamed possible, she recognizes the bond, and while she struggles to find her place, unsure of her desires, she makes a shocking discovery. One that fills her with fear.
Now Ashara and Cass have decisions to make, though they may not be what anyone wants.


After reading this synopsis I was sold. I mean I’m already a big dragon lover and books featuring dragons are an easy sell on me. However, this synopsis is plain eye candy and makes me drool for more. So, CASSTIEL welcome to my TBR list and Sheri-Lynn looking forward to sinking my teeth into this awesome looking book. Great work.
If your still needing more inspiration to get you to snatch up this dragon book then keep reading. I have a special excerpt below to spark your interest and hope it gets you to push that pretty link to your favorite online store to purchase. Hang on to your hats ladies and gents! We are going into the world of awesome!


EXCERPT

Ashara stood frozen, eyes lowered like prey that’s been caught by a predator.
“Release me,” he repeated.
“Cass, leave her alone,” Zales said telepathically, sounding weary.
“She’s the one,” Cass said. “I need her to sever this bond between us.”
“Maybe, but you scare her, and it’s been a long night,” Zales said with his eyes closed.
With a frustrated snarl, Cass went and sat at the opposite end of the couch from him.
He was so bloody tired. For so long, he’d dreamed of finding the one holding him to life. He’d plotted his revenge, imagining what he would do once he finally found her. He would make her pay, make her hurt, just like he hurt. Then he’d break their connection and send her to hell. It had been all that kept him alive for the last ten years.
But now, he couldn’t do it. No matter what he wanted to believe, she wasn’t some evil sorceress and she looked like she could be blown over by a stiff breeze.
Ashara cautiously at back down on the love seat across from him.
Cass’s body filled with need, making him want to swear. He hated his reaction, along with the sudden desire to protect her. Then there was the pain in her eyes, and her fear when she looked at him. She’d been a victim and that made him angry as well. He didn’t want to like her, desire her, or care at all. He had nothing left to give.
His thoughts turned to his mate Maya. How he wished to join her. Yet as he closed his eyes, Ashara filled his mind. He imagined her naked and under him. Cass let out a low growl and adjusted his position.
As the others in the room slept. Cass looked at Ashara who was curled into a tight ball. Every now and then she’d give a little shiver, and even with her eyes closed, she looked bruised and worn-out. All of a sudden, something in Cass softened.
Zales’s voice filled his head. “Saber rescued her from Darry Caverns where her son, Commander Casin, kept her prisoner.”
Her own son did that to her?
When Zales was once again asleep, Cass rose, but as he started past Ashara, he paused. Then he grabbed the blanket off the couch and gently covered her.
Satisfied, he made his way over to the tunnel and walked through the waterfall until he stood outside.
He glanced up at the rock wall towering behind him, then down at the placid lake over five-hundred-feet below. Despite the sharp white spears rising from the water, it appeared so calm, and completely opposite of his churning emotions. Finally, he gazed at the first of Tartaria’s suns breaking over the horizon. How long since he sat and watched a sunrise?
Thoughts back on Ashara, an unreasonable anger surged once again.
He shoved off the ledge. Power tingled throughout him as he rushed headlong toward the water far below, and he could feel that detested tether strengthening. It pulled, tugged, drew him, and pissed him off more. His dragon struggled for freedom, but he held the shift back.
The lake grew close fast, and he clearly saw the jagged white crystal shards projecting from the pale-blue surface. Sharp, deadly prongs. The pain would be brutal. And he wanted it. Needed it.
But suddenly, a white-hot bolt of lightning pierced him. His magic exploded and Cass howled as he shifted instantly. It wasn’t the result he was looking for, but the pain involved worked.
He roared, and rose into the sky, soaking up the energy that pierced his scaled body, bolt after bolt. Thunder boomed, though there wasn’t a single cloud in sight.

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SHERI-LYNN MAREAN

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I fell in love with reading at age twelve when I read The Black Stallion series by Walter Farley. All these years, I have never stopped reading. No matter where I go, or what I do, I always have a book. One day in 2008, after we moved to the beautiful Creston Valley in British Columbia, I read a book with an ending I didn’t like. I don’t know what book it was, it didn’t stick with me as I almost tossed it out the window.

But that pushed me to write my own book. My own characters, doing what I wanted them to do. Vampires and Were-wolves were big, and while I love them, I love dragons too. Oh, so much! At the time, I’d never heard of dragon shifters, and I don’t really think of the Dracones as shifters, but more as immortals who can change into dragons.

I opened up a word doc and began to type. But life with young kids gets busy and it wasn’t until 2014 that I seriously got into it. My characters really came to life in my head and soon more joined them.

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COVER REVEAL ~ BONDS OF FRIENDSHIP

Today is the day, I will showcase my cover for the next installment of the Tales of Ferrés short story series. I plan to release this short story on October 31, 2018. “Bonds of Friendship,” is the tale of how Queen Karigan met Silvashi.

These stories don’t follow a timeline and each can be considered a stand-a-lone. They don’t have to be read in any particular order, so feel free to have fun with it. If you are wanting sneak peeks beside what my flash fiction tales and short stories provide, please consider joining my street team. It is a group of fans, fellow authors and friends that come together to learn about the worlds I create, promote my books and help me along my journey as an author.

Now that I have rambled on forever here is my cover for “Bonds of Friendship.”

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RELEASE DATE: OCTOBER 31, 2018

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About K.M. Jenkins

Author PicK.M. Jenkins (a.k.a Katie), is a speculative fiction author that creates world of Epic Fantasy and Paranormal Romance. She released her first short story, “​A Father’s Protection” in August of 2018, and plans to publish several more short stories before the year is out.

When K.M isn’t writing, she runs her business as a cover artist at ​KJ Magical Designs, LLC and chases her twin boys around the house. Between the three she has epic battles throughout the day and nothing ever gets boring.

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Halloween Mega Multi-Author #Giveaway With #FREE #Ebooks For All Readers!

 

MEGAHALLOWEENGIVEAWAY_2018_PROMOIMAGEThe month of October is full of awesome giveaways and free books. The Halloween Mega Giveaway started today and is featuring over 30+ authors. This event is hosted through myBookCave.org and to make things even better there will be a Facebook event set up for the 26th including even more authors with giveaways. Make sure to grab your spooky books of Horror, Fantasy and PNR before the event ends.

I have my short story, A Father’s Protection in this promotion. Keep you eyes peeled because on the 15th another awesome giveaway will be going and I will be announcing it here.

This promotion starts today Oct. 5th and runs till Nov. 5th. Make sure to grab your free books before the time runs out.

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AUTHOR INTERVIEW w/ Lyndsey Rose Harper

Welcome back to my Friday Author Spotlight. Today, I’m sitting down with debut author, Lyndsey Rose Harper. Tomorrow her first book in her Evos Saga, “Clandestine” will hit Kindle Unlimited. Yes, you heard right her first book is hitting October 6, 2018. But that’s not all, she is also hosting a big release party over on Facebook. Being the awesome author she is, Lyndsey has a line-up of authors helping host her event.

LYNDSEYHARPER_2018_EVENTBANNERI’m one of those lucky authors, so come join us tomorrow to celebrate this new release! But, first lets get to know Lyndsey by asking her a few questions before we rush over to Facebook. 🙂


THE INTERVIEW!

Tell us a little bit about yourself and why you decided to become a writer?
I have been writing ever since I can remember. As a child, my next-door neighbor was the recipient of my earliest works, a newsletter about rabbits. Every month, I would write and compile a new newsletter for her. When my mom realized what I was doing, she provided me with notebooks and pencils. From there, stories of fairies and cats were born. I eventually transitioned into very early forms of fan fiction (pre-Internet days) of my favorite shows, then “official” fan fiction (on the Internet — because the Internet makes everything official), then into original crime-related stories. Now, my works involve the supernatural and speculative themes.

I don’t honestly know if I ever “decided to become” a writer. It was an extension of who I was, and who I am now. It was natural for me. As a kid, if I didn’t write, I wasn’t quite sure how to entertain myself. I loved reading comprehension, and would complete workbooks for leisure. I think writing (and possibly the Thug Life) chose me, to be honest. There was a long period of time where I resisted the idea of doing it professionally, but my mother always knew I’d end up here. And I can still hear her telling me, “I told you so!”

How often do you write? Do you have a page/word count? Do you set goals for yourself? Tell us a bit about your writing and how you keep things going.
I prefer to think of myself as a Spastic Writer. I’m not one who has a fancy app to keep track of words (wut r werdz). I suck at those cute little Instagram challenges that make you do something every day. And when I do write, I don’t really set goals. My days are usually wacky, my writing sessions unpredictable, and Netflix will always be my Achilles heel. TL;DR: Don’t model your writing life off of me. Or any part of your life, really.

How long does it take you to write a novel?
It honestly varies. I’ve written “books” in as short as a month’s time, and then some have taken over three years. “Clandestine” took approximately six months to produce the first draft, with over 60% of it written on my iPhone.

What are your goals as an author? Where do you see yourself in five years?
I’m honestly not the kind of person who can easily view myself a year into the future, let alone five. For my writing, I’d like to regularly sell books to people who enjoy them, and broaden my catalog into the double digits. It might be cool to know that someone wrote a fan fiction about my work (just no Fifty Shades stuff, please). Maybe attend a convention and sit on a panel with one of those little name plaque thingies. And hopefully I’ll have an updated computer by then.

Does your family support you in your writing, or are you on your own?
My family is extremely supportive, and I can never be grateful enough. My husband is a real trooper, and my daughter gives me encouragement to keep writing through her own love of reading. This book is dedicated to my late mother, who knew I would become a writer well before I did, and she remains my inspiration for my work.

Have you ever had a particularly harsh critique? How did you handle it?
My writing journey has been far from spotless. I’ve had pieces I’ve written torn (literally) up in front of me. When you work as a writer, you have a choice to make–develop a thick skin, or fail to learn from opportunities that are out there. Critiques are important to me. I value people who take the time to professionally review my work, and offer me their insight. As a writer, if you aren’t open to being wrong, or to outside suggestion, you will never grow in your craft. Criticism isn’t easy, but absolutely necessary in a writer’s career.

Do you write in first or third person, past or present tense, and why?
I tend to write in the third person, past tense. I’ve been told my writing style is very masculine, as well as more “cinematic” in structure. I like to pop around to show people what’s happening, without giving too much away.

Do you ever base your characters on people you know?
Oh hell yeah. People I know, people I don’t … the random lady in the grocery store, my co-workers, my friend’s friend, and people on Instagram (and more) have all inspired me.

Do you write about real life experiences, or does everything come from your imagination?
I like to write stories that are set in the present day with relatable experiences, but weaving in ideas of the fantastic or the unknown to make you second guess what you think is an ordinary part of life.

What was the biggest obstacle you faced while writing your latest book?
I only touched on it a little in this first book, but the series as a whole challenges me to write concepts that are so deeply ingrained into our culture into a completely fresh light. How I’ve chosen to portray things may make some people upset (traditionalists), which I struggled with at first. In the end, though, the story must be told.

Another interview down, but their is still fun to be had! You see that large banner up-top of this post? Go click it to be taken to the Release Party FB page! But wait! Before you leave lets see a juicy sneak peek from Lyndsey’s “Clandestine”. 


EXCERPT: “CLANDESTINE”

Cara skidded to a stop, training her Glock on him. “H.P.D.! Get on the ground!” She held firm as she panted hard, trying to catch her breath as the man turned to her. Physically, he fit the description she received from Oleander’s neighbor. Tall, built, muscular. He had a thick head of shaggy chocolate hair that rustled in the whipping wind. His angular jaw was covered in dark stubble that crept up his cheeks. Still, she was unprepared for his blue eyes; they focused on hers with extraordinary vehemence. Even with the distance, ferocity radiated off of every part of his body, a fiery aura surrounding him.

Gritting her molars together, she stepped closer, her gun pointed at him. “Hands behind your head. On the ground.” She waited as he slowly complied, his eyes still trained on her until he laid on this stomach on the roof. The cold air whipped over Cara’s face as she watched him, her gloved hands tight on her weapon. “Lace your fingers,” she ordered, watching as he did what was asked.

“Try anything, and I’ll shoot.” She moved over him quickly, slapping her cuffs on him, one wrist at a time. He remained statuesque, his breath deep and even as she pulled him up to stand.

His eyes.

Up close, his stare was even more unsettling. It nearly felt like a personal violation, as if his gaze could excavate her very mind. He had no definitive smell, and despite how his body felt unnaturally warm, she suppressed a shiver from coming into contact with it. Her stomach sank as she studied him, sickened by a strange, unshakable feeling:

They were the eyes of someone she once knew.

Someone she once loved.

Kindle Unlimited New Release Oct. 6, 2018: BUY IT NOW

Did you click it? If not, then perhaps this awesome book trailer will get you click happy. :)

Now your mouse lingers closer to the BUY IT NOW button… and once you make this awesome purchase, come join the party by clicking the event banner at the beginning of this post. 

Yeah I know, scrolling is hard. If you’re like me it can be your inner lazy coming out… “I don’t want to scroll to the top.” Well, good news for you and me 🙂 because here it is again, the event link. So, go have a good time and enjoy your awesome new read.

Oh, and one other thing once your done don’t forget… the best way to help your favorite authors is to leave a review. Then go tell every person that you know that loves books to get this awesome read. I know I sure will. Till next time, happy reading all! 🙂


LYNDSEY ROSE HARPER

41317807_311633819611883_8098349677730070528_nLyndsey is a brilliant author you’ve never heard of, Superwife, and award-winning mother living life in jeggings in the expensive and overcrowded state of New Jersey. She is fluent in Spanglish and Sarcasm and enjoys watching Supernatural, Arrow, Psych, and The X-Files repeatedly.

You can find her either in the grocery store buying laundry detergent, Tylenol, and cat litter, hovering near her Keurig coffee brewer, or shaking her fist at the heavens in front of her computer. Occasionally, you may spot her on the beach or out shopping (when she actually has money to spare). However, you should avoid approaching her at such times as she is likely enjoying a rare moment of relaxation and can become moody if interrupted. If you decide to engage her during any one of these activities, approach with caution and a sizable cup of Starbucks in hand to avoid any ill effects.

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***Blog Tour*** The 13: Tales of Macabre by Stephanie Ayers

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Book Blurb:

Tag Line: Can you survive all 12?

Back cover blurb: Killer watermelons, murderous jewelry boxes, centenarian sea whisperers, creatures of myth/legend, and more…

This supernatural story collection will make you reconsider everything you thought you knew. At night you’ll hover under your covers while looking over your shoulder in the day. Down, down in the depths they fell; bodies in the dark of a liquid hell. Can you survive all 12?

This is the second collection in The 13 series. Will you survive all 13?

Book Info:

Title: The 13: Tales of Macabre

Author: Stephanie Ayers

Publication Date: October 26, 2018

Paperback Price: $10.99

Digital Price: Pre-order $2.99

ASIN: B07H7ND2J4

ISBN ebook: 978-0-463259-99-3

ISBN print: 978-1-386998-82-2

Buy Links:

Amazon Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07H7ND2J4/

Amazon Paperback: (Not available yet)

Universal eBook link: https://www.books2read.com/u/3R1lAD

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/895641

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/41940897-the-13

Draft 2 Digital: https://www.draft2digital.com/book/365313

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/the-13-tales-of-macabre

Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-13-stephanie-ayers/1129510194?ean=2940156116027

Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1435799079

Book Launch…

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Book Spotlight – “The 13: Tales of Macabre (Book 2 in The 13 series)” by Stephanie Ayers

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Book Blurb

Can you survive all 12?

Killer watermelons, murderous jewelry boxes, centenarian sea whisperers, creatures of myth/legend, and more…

This supernatural story collection will make you reconsider everything you thought you knew. At night you’ll hover under your covers while looking over your  shoulder in the day.

Down, down in the depths they fell; bodies in the dark of a liquid hell.

Can you survive all 12?

(You can add this if you’d like: This is the second short story collection of 13 in The 13 Series. )

Buy Your Copy Now! E-Book, Paperback (Coming October 26th)
At These eBook Retailers: Smashwords, Amazon, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, iBooks

From the Author

Stephanie Ayers

A published author with a knack for twisted tales, Stephanie Ayers is a full-time world-building ninja and part time freelancer living in Ohio while crafting her own story and resists growing up at…

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#IWSG Writing with Life Interruptions!

Today is the first Wednesday of the month and that means I will be featuring my Insecure Writers Support Group blog post. If you haven’t heard of this group before, it is a support group for authors. It is a special place where writers can share their fears, doubts, and concerns, along with triumphs, as they journey down the path to publication. Check out the links at the bottom of this post if you have something to share, or need companionship from fellow authors to keep you writing.


This is my second post for my #IWSG monthly feature and a lot has changed since my last post. If you haven’t been following my weekly updates on my #WIP Monday posts, I’ll give a small update.

Last months post I was just getting my feet wet with writing again. Since then I have published two short stories and working on my third in my Tales of Ferrês series. I worked on Demonic Embrace my PNR serial series. And, I have been writing posts right and left for my blog.

I got more involved in the author community and joined several Facebook takeover events. I found several resources that built my newsletter from 1 follower to close to 200 in under half a month. The goal is to aim for 300 followers this month and once I hit 500, then I will look into weeding out those that aren’t active. The only reason I am doing this is because once I hit 1k subscribers I have to pay and if I will pay for my newsletter, then I would rather keep active followers on the mailing list.

My other big news is that with taking part and getting my name out there I had a few book sales. Not enough to do much with but each sale made me jump for joy. Then I receive my first review on Amazon and on a few other sites. Honestly, with reviews I don’t care if you hate my story or if you found issues, any feedback would be great and helps me learn.


THIS MONTH’S QUESTION

How do major life events affect your writing? Has writing ever helped you through something?

This question is optional and since I have already rambled on for a long period, I will keep my answer short and sweet. Major life events have been a big obstacle for me with having twins, having a design business, and writing. They have pulled me three ways and usually I have been getting things done.

However, I have a new addition to my plate of obstacles, I now am babysitting my youngest niece. She is a ball of energy and knows how to make a mess. She is a big help though with the boys and love having her around. So, even if babysitting means I have to stay up till two in the morning getting things done I will do it. Just means two hours of less sleep but who needs sleep, right? 🙂


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A fantastic resource site and support group for writers and authors. Features weekly guests and tips, a monthly blogfest gathering, a Facebook group, a book club, and thousands of links – all to benefit writers! #IWSG

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Co-hosts this month are Dolorah @ Book Lover, Christopher D. Votey, Tanya Miranda, and Chemist Ken! Please stop by their blogs to show your support.


 

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#WIP Monday – Changes to the System

The journey with my WIPs don’t seem to go the way I plan them. I keep making weekly goals and realize that it might be best to do a different set-up for how I do my goals. This is why I’m switching my weekly goals to monthly goals. Hoping this will help me get more accomplished and feel less like a failure when life gets in the way.

This change will start today Oct. 1st and I will still do weekly posts to keep you in the loop on things that are new or writing I have accomplished. Hoping this helps get things going more and shortens my posts each week. The first #WIP Monday post of each month I will update you all on promos and events happening for that month. I will have that information below for October.

My Goals for October:

  1. Publish “Bonds of Friendship” story #3 in the Tales of Ferrês series. Included with this is the following:
    1. Finish designing the book cover
    2. Finish writing the story
    3. Edit it and get it up for Pre-Order once the cover is done
    4. Get Promo graphics made
  2. Get the rough done for The Celestial One episode one.
  3. Work on Tarzinëa’s outline and world building
  4. Write the next story in the Tales of Ferrês series – this would be #4
  5. Don’t go nuts with all the promos and events going on :).

MY OCTOBER EVENTS & PROMOS!

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(Book Funnel Newsletter Promo Event featuring 120+ authors of Sci-fi, Fantasy & Horror. Starts Oct. 1st and ends Oct. 31st, my story “An Elf, a Dragon, and a God’s Intervention” is featured in this promo.)

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(Book Cave Newsletter Promo Event featuring 30+ authors of Sci-fi, Fantasy, Horror & any books that have creatures that go bump in the night. Starts Oct. 5th and ends Nov. 5th, my story “A Father’s Protection” is featured in this promo.)

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SHERRI-LYNN MAREAN BLOG TOUR
~ October 12, 2018 ~

I will be featuring Author Sherri-Lynn Marean on my blog as part of her blog tour hosted by Art of the Arcane. Stop by to check out this awesome author and her featured book, Casstiel.

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(Come join this four day FB event celebrating Stephanie Ayers’ “The 13: Tales of Illusory” Birthday! There will be guest author hosts throughout the four days and chances to enter giveaways to get free stuff! I’m a guest host on Oct. 13th at 4pm to 5pm CST.)

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(Art of the Arcane Newsletter Promo Event featuring 40+ authors that have books with mythical races, monsters & worlds. This one starts Oct. 15th and ends Oct. 29th, my story “An Elf, a Dragon, and a God’s Intervention” is featured in this promo.)

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(On Oct. 19th I will be featuring Stephanie Ayers here on my blog in an in-depth interview, along with several excerpts from “The 13: Tales of Macabre.” In addition there will be a special sneak peek into her WIP “Elven Games”.)

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(Halloween FREE Book Party! Come join us over on FB to get FREE books, participate in giveaways and following along with guest author hosts. Event starts Oct. 26th and ends Oct. 28th.)

If you can’t tell my month is going to be a busy one. I plan to keep updating my blog with the events as they grow closer. The plan is to try for events and promos for each month in the future. I do have spots in November for author spotlights here on my blog so if you are looking for some free promotion hit me up. Till next week happy writing and reading all! 🙂

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October Spectacular Speculative Fiction Event! Multi-Author #FREE #Ebooks

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The month of October is a big month for promotions and events for this girl. One of the first starting off is the October Spectacular. It’s a book funnel promotions featuring over 120+ authors that write within the genres of Sci-fi, Fantasy and Horror. If you love reading books within these awesome genres then get ready to fill your reading list.

I have my short story, An Elf, a Dragon, and a God’s Intervention in this promotion. Look for a few days to pass before I announce the beginning of another big October giveaway event that will be run through Book Cave.

This promotion starts today Oct. 1st and runs till Oct. 31st. Make sure to grab your free books before the time runs out.

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Halloween Poetry Contest

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I have the honor of being a judge on Aurora Jean Alexander’s site for her fourth annual Halloween Poetry Contest. My fellow judges are Jan Marie and Aurora herself. The nice thing about this contest is that it is designed more to get you the author in front of more readers in a fun and festive way.

As any contest there are rules and guidelines in order for your poem to be featured over on Aurora’s site and win the awesome prizes. What do you win? The 3 winners will get to choose between the following ebooks in their chosen format:

What are the guidelines you need to stick to in order to win and walk away with your prize? They are as followed:

  • Your poem needs a Halloween theme.
  • Your poem needs a minimum of 99 words.
  • Your poem has to be delivered to Aurora’s email address between October 10 and Halloween, October 31, 2018, 9 pm Central Standard Time.
  • Your poem has to be delivered together with your picture and a link to your blog/page.
  • Please avoid violence, bad language, and sexual content within the poems. It would be disqualified.

Now the nice thing about this contest is that all poems submitted will get featured on Aurora’s blog and linked back to yours. The goal behind this contest is to help you get in front of potential readers and help build your author platform. Please follow the guidelines above and we will look forward to getting you up on her site.

Is there anything else you need to know? Oh, right I should provide you with Aurora’s email and her blog where you poem will be featured. 🙂

Aurora’s Blog: Writer’s Treasure Chest (link goes to contest guidelines)

Email to submit your poem: aurorajean.alexander@aol.com

Good luck and happy writing!

NIGHTMARE OF FILTHAS DENGOTTA

It’s October and I thought I would start the month off with a bang. This flash fiction tale will be featuring the evil cursed villain, Filthas Dengotta. In this tale I will share a bit about his power and the blackness he spreads just by a single touch. Hope you enjoy this tale and helps get you into the Halloween spirit. 🙂


He looked out over the hall. It was centuries since he last seen the sunshine through stainless glass windows. Sometimes I wonder if those times ever existed beyond this hell that Bitch cursed me too! Filthas glared at the images dancing across the floor, bright with their beauty. Wolves, rabbits, horses, soldiers, and beautiful flowers pranced around the room bringing delight and merriment to all that viewed its wonder, except him.

“Ye enjjjoying the sccccenery, me Llllord?” asked a weak voice. Filthas turned to the scrawny boy hovering in the doorway. The lad looked sickly and worn to the bone. Doesn’t sound too bright neither. The lad hesitated then crept his way into the room. He sneered at the lad making him shake in fear.

“The happy animals, they disgust me! What do they have to be happy about? They are just food for my belly.” Filthas crossed his arms contemplating the best way to deal with this unrest. This place is too damn cheary for my taste where is the death and decay? You think the fool Marthred would know this place would infuriate me. Apparently, the imbecile doesn’t know my background too well. I will have to remedy that next time I see him. The sound of the lad’s whimpered response drew him back to the moment at hand “oh…”

“What’s the matter, boy! You like the little animals?” The disgust rang true through his words as he turned his red eyes on the lad. His fiery eyes full of hate watched the lad look longingly at the pictures emulating off the floor, “Yessss.”

A few moments passed in silence as emotions fought for control of his mind. He couldn’t decide if he wanted to destroy the beautiful dwarven glass windows or paint the floor with the lad’s blood. “What’s your name, boy?”

The lad looked up. Filthas watched the color fade from the boys face as he locked eyes with the fires of hell that were his eyes. “Well, you deaf or just plain stupid!” Fear prompted the lad to speak, “Scccottttieee.”

Chuckling Filthas let his skeletal smile scrape across his face. “Well, Scottie how about we have a game of sport? Go catch me a rabbit and I’ll show you a trick of mine.”

Scottie hesitated looking at him with questions written across his face. Filthas found himself intrigued by the young lad. Scottie must have known he couldn’t get out of doing what Filthas asked. “Umm yessss, me Llllord I’ll go fetccch ye a rabbittt.”

Filthas watched in amusement as the fifteen-year-old lad ran out of the room. If only he knew what he was getting himself into. Filthas continued to look around the room. This place needs darkness and blood I believe. He was musing about how he could make this lovely environment more dark and home feeling. The clatter of feet on the floor drew his attention to the door as Scottie came running through.

“I gotttt ye tttthe ra ra rabitttt like ye assssk me Llllord” Between the stammer and the heavy breathing Filthas scolded from the headache the idiot caused. The lad would be better without his tongue wouldn’t cause so much strife with that idiot speech. He pushed past the discomfort the boy’s words caused. “Good. I was wondering if you had the brains enough to catch one.”

Scottie cringed at the insult. Apparently, the little town idiot has a brain to register an insult at least. Filthas pulled off his glove and admired his hand. He always hated looking at himself in the daylight. When the sun hit him he showed his true form, the form of death. Filthas could see the chunks of skin falling off the bone leaving nothing but a bare skeleton behind. “Hand me the rabbit boy,” he ordered.

Scottie looked at his hand and gulped. “Masssster Martttthred sssssaid notttt tttto ttttoucccch ye hannnnd me Lllllord.”

“Oh, did he now,” Filthas growled. “Did the Lord of Idiots tell you not to hand me anything either!” His voice echoed off the stone walls and the innocent bunny thrashed in fear within the small bag Scottie was holding. Scottie shook his head. “Well boy, hand me the damn rabbit!”

Scottie whimpered as he handed Filthas the rabbit. It’s like he knows what will happen without ever witnessing it firsthand. “Tell me Scottie, did Marthred tell you why to fear my touch?” Filthas tilted his head holding the rabbit in his gloved hand watching the fear fill its eyes. These stupid animals know when death is upon them. He watched the boy squirm till his amusement shriveled up like a dead corpse. “Nooo…”

“Adorable little creatures rabbits are,” he mused. “So, sad that they are so fragile.” Filthas took his skeleton hand and gently poked the rabbit on the nose. Just a touch is all it takes for this curse to claim anything within my grasp. Moments passed within a small breath of time till the rabbit screamed a death scream, thrashing till blackness seeped into its veins. Once a beautiful brown fluff of fur now turned into a blackened corpse with the pain of fear and death etched into its face.

“Whatttt yeeee do me Llllord!” Scottie cried.

He laughed hysterically at the boy’s distress. “My touch is death!” Filthas pulled his dagger from its sheath gracing his hip and gutted the rabbit splattering black blood and guts across the floor. His laughter filled the halls as darkness took the light from the room. Even the stupid windows knew better than to challenge his blackened hands.

When the windows that once were bright and beautiful were tainted black by his magic he relaxed. The room became dark as night even though the sun shone bright outside the blacked now decayed windows. He tossed the lifeless rabbit at Scottie’s feet. He found himself extremely amused at the boys tear filled face. “Get out of my site you’re human emotions disgust me!”

“Yessss, me Llllord” Scottie whispered.

It didn’t take long for the boy to scurry out of the room. Awww, the pain and suffering of others is beautiful, it almost makes me want to cry. He yelled after the boy, “stammer in my presence again you imbecile you will face the rabbits fate, Scottieeeee!” The mockery in his voice range through the halls and he laughed with glee.


This is a flash fiction story featuring character’s from my WIP Tarzinëa. Stay tuned for additional flash fiction tales featuring characters throughout my many WIPs here on my blog. If you want to make sure you don’t miss any don’t forget to subscribe above to receive updates sent directly to your email. 

**note: this is a work of fiction that is created by my mind I did not have an editor make correction to this piece of writing. I did use an online software to help edit it called ProWritingAid, if you see any correction please don’t hesitate to let me no I will be happy to make the changes. Thank you and enjoy :).


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