Monday, July 31, 2017

Writer Writing ~ Horror Reads


Just in case you needed to know where you could find a couple of horror reads, I've added the links here.

Tales of Woe ~
A collection of Short Stories

~ Click Here ~




Gloomy~
A short tale of one woman's battle with the merciless weather, gloomy days, and the men who don't understand her. How far will their ignorance push her?

The Gateway~
When adventure calls you listen.
Audacious couples bring in All Hollows' Eve by visiting a cemetery. Their giggles drift, their warmth touches the wind, and the scent of their blood seduces the dark ones crossing through the gateway.

Tragic Delusion~ 
Faced with the uncertainty of survival, a man is forced to push himself. Tangled thoughts, injuries, and the harsh desert take their toll on his fragile mind.

Mind's Eye~
When a sickness ravages the land turning men and women into heartless killers, Bonny does what she has to and escapes. As she drives through the night, everything is not what it seems when her mind's eye shows her the broken pieces of the truth.

Tales of Woe~ 
Everyone has a tale of woe. In the dark corners, there are those with a tale of revenge. By the time a group of friends learn their lesson, their sins have found them and their fate is sealed. Unless one of them works for forgiveness despite the high price of betrayal.


A Curse Revisited 
The Legend of Noah Blyth

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When a group of friends go camping to celebrate Halloween, they expect to sit around the fire, tell ghost stories, and enjoy some laughs. As they settle in and the first story starts, the unexpected erupts and they realize they aren't alone.
Whatever is lurking in the woods has a taste for blood and has them in its sights.



Fantasia Divinity Magazine 
April 2017 Issue 

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Featuring 7 stories, this issue focuses primarily on fantasy and the supernatural. The stories included in this issue: "A Moth" by Patrick Doerksen, "The Race" by Alison McBain, "Missing: Friendly Spook" by Mary E. Lowd, "Alchemy" by Cindar Harrell, "Dragon's Tongue" by J.M. Williams, "Snow Serenade" by Claerie Kavanaugh, and "Together We Are Complete" by M.A. Kastle.



Women in Horror Annual 
   
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By M.A. Kastle ~ Desert Dwellers

The Women in Horror Annual is an anthology of horror fiction and nonfiction written by women. While not unique in the horror literary landscape, the WHA counts as one among a scant handful of women-only anthologies. The WHA promotes and celebrates female voices in horror, and the stories and papers contained within represent a diverse group of writers, each with their own unique vision. Some of these women have published previously, while others are just starting out. Women are often under-represented in the horror market, and this anthology is a step toward providing more female voices a chance to be heard/read. The stories herein run the gamut from melancholic to erotic; some are violent, brutal affairs, and others are more psychological. The papers include cinematic and literary analysis, touching upon themes of blood, motherhood, and insanity.



Friday, June 30, 2017

Writer Writing

Playing on the iPod~ Hozier

Current Read~ Magic Breaks ~ Ilona Andrews (Pretty cool)

Current Fav TV, Movie~ Reruns of Killjoys ~ a new season is upon us

Current WIP~ Urban Fantasy and a short horror story... Lol, it's not short.

             It's more like Writer taking Quizzes. 

              Facebook Quizzes: Are you guilty of quiz addiction?


     I know they're for fun and not to be taken seriously. (by the way I smell like death. Not sure if that's a good thing, and if Mr. K has noticed or will stick around after he does find out) Having said that, I saw one (this is the part you're not suppose to take seriously) that will guess your education level based on the movies you've watched.
     But what happens if you're not a drama, critically acclaimed, socially acceptable, movie fan?  (not taking it seriously- not overthinking it at all)
     For example, I just watched Empire of the Ants (1977 based on a H.G. Wells story) good flick. I also enjoyed Dog Soldiers (I know, I know, I constantly watch this and My Bloody Valentine and WolfCop), The Thing from Another World (classic doesn't count), Soylent Green (another classic), They Live (classic doesn't count), Angry Red Planet, you get what I'm saying. B science fiction and anything with giant creatures are my weakness. Don't get me started on Die Monster Die, The Mummy, Dracula, Wolfman, then there's another guilty pleasure- Death Race 3, you got it, not 1 or 2, but 3! Can you say Sharknado! See, I have a problem, lol.  
     To redeem myself, because I'm not taking it seriously... I'm Google'ing movies that smart people watch...  There's a real list. Good Will Hunting is number one. OK, I did watch The Count of Monte Cristo (hold on to your hats, I have read the book) and the Brotherhood of the Wolf. I'm Saved. Might take the quiz. :)
     What does this say about my education level? I started with college and ended in preschool, maybe.
     My taste in movies match my taste in music- one day it's cool, the next, it's something I'm not willing to talk about. Sorta.
     Changing it up a bit, what does your reading list say about your education level?
     Might be in trouble there too. Minion Two loved Manga, soo I had to know.
     How crazy are the movies you watch?  
     Do you keep a secret stash of guilty pleasures in forms of books and movies?
     Clearly, I do. And after finding out what my spirit animal is, I'll be finger painting drinking wine and watching giant mollusk monsters attack Naval personnel in The Monster That Challenged the World. Go creatures!

        So go out there, open those apps and take those quizzes!

     If you have stuck around and read this entire post, Thank You. I understand, this post didn't have anything to do with books, pimping my wares, or writing, but I like to think it was humorous and put a smile on your face.

    


    
     
     
     
    
    

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Writer Writing ~






Playing on the iPod~ Kongos

Current Read~ Into The Fire ~ Jeaniene Frost

Current Fav TV, Movie~ Ice Pirates ~ oldie but a goodie 

Current WIP~ Urban Fantasy and a short horror story... cause I can't live without one.


It's out there in the land of Amazon~ 
Together We Are Complete, (horror, a corrupted sorority, and bad assumptions) is included in Fantasia Divinity Magazine's April Issue.  Available on Amazon in paperback and ebook ~ click here!

You can visit Fantasia Divinity Magazine at ~ http://fantasiadivinitymagazine.myfreesites.net/ 

As an added bonus (because you know you want a bonus) Tales of Woe and A Curse Revisited are both free ~
Always Free with Kindle Unlimited

Tales of Woe ~ click here
A Curse Revisited ~ click here 



 


Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Writer Writing



Playing on the iPod~ Pandora

Current Read~ Breed by Chase Novak

Current Fav TV, Movie~ Taboo

Current WIP~ Urban Fantasy and a short horror story... cause I can't live without one.

News~ I will have a short horror story published soon. When I have the date and place, it'll be here in all of its marketing, go buy it, read it, glory. Did I mention it might have zombies? A little bit. Just a bite. Maybe a morsel.

                              Want to know more? You can find me on ~ social media!


I post thrilling, important, witty, savvy.. things, like wine Wednesday, thirsty Thursday, and motivation through coffee, I mean... quotes about writing, writers, favorite books and movies, and pictures of my dog, and more stuff. No one wants to miss that.

"Words are a lens to focus one's mind." 
            Ayn Rand

Monday, August 1, 2016

Hello August~

Playing on the iPod~  Mumford & Sons

Current Read~ Starship Troopers ~ By Robert A. Heinlein

Current Fav TV, Movie~ Killjoys ~ Syfy

Current WIP~ A short tale about a door to door salesmen, a salesman ~ poor dude.

Did anyone catch Sharknado 4, last night?
Of course, I did, and it was just as good as the other three as far as action, and I think, the cameos are truly the best. Let's face it; you can't beat chainsaws. sharks, and Gary Busey. But that could just be me. Maybe. I know you're out there. 

Tales of Woe is always free on Kindle Unlimited!



Gloomy~
A short tale of one woman's battle with the merciless weather, gloomy days, and the men who don't understand her. How far will their ignorance push her?

The Gateway~
When adventure calls you listen.
Audacious couples bring in All Hollows' Eve by visiting a cemetery. Their giggles drift, their warmth touches the wind, and the scent of their blood seduces the dark ones crossing through the gateway.

Tragic Delusion~ 
Faced with the uncertainty of survival, a man is forced to push himself. Tangled thoughts, injuries, and the harsh desert take their toll on his fragile mind.

Mind's Eye~
When a sickness ravages the land turning men and women into heartless killers, Bonny does what she has to and escapes. As she drives through the night, everything is not what it seems when her mind's eye shows her the broken pieces of the truth.

Tales of Woe~ 
Everyone has a tale of woe. In the dark corners, there are those with a tale of revenge. By the time a group of friends learn their lesson, their sins have found them and their fate is sealed. Unless one of them works for forgiveness despite the high price of betrayal.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

It's out~ Women in Horror Annual

Women in Horror Annual


Playing on the iPod~  Hinder

Current Read~ House of Leaves ~ Mark Z. Danielewski

Current Fav TV, Movie~ Z Nation (series 1 and 2 on Netflix) 

Current WIP~ Rogue Assassin (OK, that might change)

Phone Project~ urban fantasy, werewolf, witches, and death. Makes me giddy.

Ladies and gentlemen, here is a man who understood women. ;) 
It is women who love horror. Gloat over it. Feed on it. Are nourished by it. Shudder and cling and cry out-and come back for more.
Bela Lugosi


The Women in Horror Annual is available at Amazon!! Click here and get a copy! 

My story Desert's Dwellers is inside~ road trip, creatures, and true love. Awe, it's so sweet.


Wednesday, January 6, 2016

The Writing Life ~

Playing on the iPod~  Shaman's Harvest
    
Current Read~ House of Leaves ~ Mark Z. Danielewski

Current Fav TV, Movie~ Ash vs Evil Dead

Current WIP~ Yes, Silver Tears
Notes ~ Book Three ~

Phone Project~ urban fantasy, werewolf, witches, and death. Makes me giddy.



                        When I became a writer~
     Not sure if I ever thought, as I sat at the table with a pencil and a notebook, I would ever call myself a writer. It’s still a little hazy.
     I have read about it, and have listened to others while they talk about ‘when they became writers’ and I thought ‘how do you do that?’
     Growing up, I was told to read this, read this, and then read this, it’s good for you. Never was it anything I wanted to read, oh you know like Stephen King or maybe H.G Wells. I would say Robert E. Howard, because as you know, I love him. Sadly, I didn’t know about him at the time. A childhood lost! I never asked the important questions ‘who wrote the book?’ or ‘writers are story tellers?’.  When I thought of a writer, I pictured someone old, cranky, and wearing a blazer. I wasn't that writer type, figured you had to be and moved on. I just kept on writing. 
     Always.   
     My first recollection of writing for a reason with determination, was when I watched the first episode (OK, I was afraid I was going to age myself here, but no, it must have been a repeat, lol) of the original Battlestar Galactica. Yes, I know, how could that show possibly cause me to put pencil to paper? Because I'm a huge fan of Glen A. Larson and have watched most, if not all of his shows; Buck Rogers, Knight Rider, and Night Man, sorry- rabbit trail. Back to Battlestar Galactica, because it was cool. 
     So- In the first episode the survivors (human) of a cylon (very mean robot) attack are forced to leave their home planet. The lot of them flee in a rag tag group of ships, only to fight the attacking cylon forces in space. A young pilot, (human) Lieutenant Zac, son to Commander Adama, younger brother to Captain Apollo, jumps into a viper (bada** space ship) and leaves to defend the escaping survivors and fight the dreaded cylons in a battle of lasers. 
     I won’t hold you in suspense- he dies!! Blown to bits!
     At that moment my world crashed to earth in one kaleidoscope of an explosion. And do you want to know why my world went black as space?
     Of course, you do. 
     He was Rick Springfield! And we all know how I feel about Rick.
     The cylons blew him up! Devastation. Heartache. I had to, instead, fall madly in love with Lieutenant Starbuck. 
     I know…I was young. 
     Anyway, before my heart healed and moved on, I- during the next commercial break ran and grabbed my notebook. Then as a clumsy kid, I sat in front of the TV and rewrote the ending. That’s right, Rick Springfield, I mean- Lieutenant Zac lived to fight another day. 
     Did I think I was doing something that might someday lead to something cool? No. I was empowered to change the things I thought they did wrong, and totally disagreed with. That~ no doubt led me to write more and more.  
     Did I think I was a writer? No. 
     Did I know you could become a writer? No. 
     I thought, I was a genius. I could change the world. Yum, I mean, the TV world. OK, my world.
     I have written my entire life and while the poems and stories have added up and some of those works are among many that will never see the light of day, don't even ask, I never thought I would have the opportunity to call myself a writer. Become a writer. Or be a writer. 
     I’m happy playing with the characters in my head. 
     OK, OK, one last thing, I watched The Fall Guy too. Damn that Lee Majors.
     What is this all about? 2016. It's the beginning of a new year and besides reflecting on the past and psycho analyzing my childhood sounded like fun. And I read an article, haha that’s funny. I didn't the read the entire article, lets say,  headline, and it stuck. 
     The question remains- am I a writer now? Maybe. I am going to be in the Women in Horror Annual!

Look for (click to find out more) Women in Horror Annual coming in February. In time for Women in Horror Month! . 

Women in Horror Annual 









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