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A Very Vamp-y Valentines Party

9 Feb

Amaranthine by Joleene Naylor

a-very-vamp-y-valentines-partyThis Saturday, the awesome Maegan Provan and myself will co-host a Facebook party! Well, I say we’re hosting it, but really, it’s our characters. We’ll just be there to foot the prizes.

Did I say prizes? Yes I did. Cool stuff like…

And that’s not everything! It’s going to be a lot of fun, so check it out.

How a Facebook party works:

Click the link, and on the party page choose “going”. On Saturday between 5pm and 8pm Central, log in to Facebook, and come back to the party page.  During this time we will post games and chat posts. To participate, just comment on the posts. If you can’t see the posts, scroll down and make sure to click on See All Posts.

Hope to see you there!

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A Very Vamp-y Valentine’s Party

30 Jan

Amaranthine by Joleene Naylor

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Join myself and Maegan Provan on February 11th for a Valentine’s Facebook party complete with games, prizes, and all your favorite characters from both the Amaranthine series and Night Touched Chronicles. Verchiel is already getting in the spirit, but I refuse to post his picture here – if you want to see it, check out the event page.

Hoping to see you there! After all, nothing says Valentine’s Day like vampires.

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Publication notice: Eric Robert Nolan to be featured in The Bees Are Dead

23 Jan

Way to go Eric!

Eric Robert Nolan, Author

I received some great news this morning — my colleagues over at The Bees Are Dead have elected to publish a short story of mine.  Its title is “Shine Now, Fiercely, Forever,” and it is a science fiction/horror story about the perils of time travel.

The story should appear sometime over the next month or so — I will link to it here when it does.

Thank you, Philippe Atherton-Blenkiron and Dennis Villelmi!  I am honored!

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Being A Good Writer Doesn’t Make You A Good Author

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Secret Diary Of PorterGirl

I should know.

Being an author is about so much more than just writing – the writing itself is the relatively easy part. It’s everything else aside from the writing that makes being an author hard. I can string a few thousand words together as well as the next chap, but getting those thousands of words into a format that one would recognise as a novel is a considerable challenge. Story arcs, turning points, conflict and resolutions – all these things have to happen at certain times and in particular ways for your magnum opus to take leap from creative ramblings to an actual, bone fide proper novel.

And all that – not to mention the endless editing and weeping – can seem somewhat dull and certainly detracts from the great, all-encompassing joy of simply sitting down with your characters and having a fine old time of it.

Fair…

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Stephen R Paolini Blood and Fire the Draconos Saga Volume One

20 Dec

DM Yates Journalings

One of the books I’ve read that really impressed me is ‘Blood and Fire’ by Stephen R Paolini.

Stephen has a way of writing that is unique and the storyline involving humans, dragons, and vampires is a different take than usual. His book is rated 5 stars, and well it should be. This is a tale that all fantasy lovers should have in their collection.

Excerpt:

Nick opens his eyes. It is dusk, his usual waking time. He is hungry – or thirsty. The two are synonymous for the adolescent. His dirty blonde hair flips about his pale forehead as he rouses himself to a standing position.

From where he stands, the entrance to the cave is barely perceptible. The grey opening is partially occluded by a massive dark silhuette. The large object moves. Now Nick is confronted by a pair of glowing ruby orbs.

Interesting, isn’t it? Want to…

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Anthology Deadline Extended to January

6 Dec

Amaranthine by Joleene Naylor

*By popular demand,we’ve extended the deadline to January 1st, 2017*

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Ol’ Man Wickleberry, rest his soul, died in the 1920s, attacked by a bear…or was it a zombie? I heard he was rabbit hunting…or was he prospecting? Or maybe he was defending his cabin from wild squirrels? At least we can all agree he died in northern Michigan – or did he? Maybe he was in California and his body was brought back to his family, and so now his ghost walks the beaches of lake Huron. Or maybe he spends his everafter trolling guests at a vacation lodge, or interrupting writers who stay up too late, or…

That’s the trouble with Ol’ Man Wickleberry, there are just too many legends! Heck, we’re not even completely sure when he died! In an effort to find the truth, Book Born, in conjunction with the Ink Slingers League, has decided to gather…

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Book Review: Aberrant Literature Volume 1

30 Nov

Aberrant Literature Short Fiction Collection Volume 1 by [Peters, Jason, Watson, Rob, Gayheart, Jenessa, Kurland, Daniel, Grandberry, Dorothy-Ann]

https://www.amazon.com/Aberrant-Literature-Short-Fiction-Collection-ebook/dp/B012K5H988/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1480528142&sr=1-1&keywords=Aberrant+Literature+volume+1

I am a fan of anthologies in the genres of science fiction, fantasy and horror. Aberrant Literature offers a broad spectrum of shorts from which to choose. The first story is a sci-fi gladiator tale of prophecy. The second short delves into a bit of the fantastic, as an astral projector suspects his wife of cheating. As the collection continues on, the reader will find themselves in a town whose inhabitants are immortalized in stone. Next, have you ever paid attention to that swizzle stick in your drink? It could be love at first sight. Finally, there is one more tale to terrorize the reader.

All in all there is an aberration to satisfy a wide variety of tastes. Looking forward to volume 2.

https://www.amazon.com/Aberrant-Literature-Short-Fiction-Collection-ebook/dp/B012K5H988/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1480528142&sr=1-1&keywords=Aberrant+Literature+volume+1