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A Flicker of Time

AFlickerOfTime-GOLI-Art by Amanda BergloffMy fantasy story A FLICKER OF TIME has been published by Enchanted Conversation: A Fairy Tale Magazine for their Godfather Death issue. All stories in the issue were inspired by the Grimm fairy tale Godfather Death. My story follows candle-maker Merrick, who works for Death and finds his job is not always easy. Read it online at Enchanted Conversation.

< Artwork by Amanda Bergloff.

 

If you’d like to read the other stories inspired by Godfather Death click the Table of Contents.

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#Mashed Now Available as an Audiobook

#Mashed: The Culinary Delights of Twisted Erotic Horror is now available as an audiobook from Audible. It features 17 twisted, weird, depraved and hilarious erotic stories all linked by a culinary theme, including my story, P.A.C.D: The Kitchen of Tomorrow, Today.

Mashed is an anthology of twisted humor, erotic horror, and culinary experimentation. Featuring demented authors from all over the world coming together to delight and terrify you. Mashed feels like Scary Movie meets 50 Shades on the Food Network! This collection of 17 sensually sinister tales that will leave you both scared and slightly turned on, while laughing out loud and contemplating whether or not you should have their next meal.”

Purchase #Mashed from Audible.com or Audible.com.au and give yourself some sweet dreams nightmares.

 

#The Reading Quest Challenge Completed – Sort Of

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About a month ago I ‘unofficially’ joined #The Reading Quest in an attempt to stop jumping around from book to book without finishing them. There were several reading challenges on at the time, but I liked this one because there’s a quest board and I can be a mage and that makes me happy.

These are the books I put on my TBR list.

  • The First Book in a Series: Prince of Thorns, book #1 of the Broken Empire, by Mark Lawrence. 
  • A Book Set in a Different World: A Song for Lya, by George R.R. Martin.
  • A Book Based on Mythology: Eaters of the Dead, by Michael Crichton.
  • A Book that Contains Magic: The Eyes of the Dragon, by Stephen King. 
  • A Book With a One Word Title: Hex, by Thomas Olde Heuvelt.                             

It was actually a pretty slow reading month, I blame having a sore back and a looming novella deadline, but I did read A Song for Lya, started Eaters of the Dead but couldn’t get into it, so read Hex. I’ll get to the others eventually. I also managed to complete a couple of side quests:

  • Open World – Read Whatever You Want: I Am Legend by Richard Matheson (print) & Children of the New World by Alexander Weinstein (audiobook)
  • Expansion – Read a Companion Novel or Short Story: Dolly, by Susan Hill (audiobook)

I couldn’t be bothered adding up my points as I only participated to finish a few novels instead of being lured by the new shiny. I did waver a little. When I got bored with Hex, I’d read a couple of short stories (don’t get me wrong, I actually enjoyed Hex, but the middle was a bit slow so I took a break). That’s just how I rock. I don’t always play by the rules. That’s what it’s like to be bad-ass. 😎

FullSizeRender (4)For full details on #The Reading Quest read the original post at Read at Midnight.  Super-cute quest artwork by CW of Read, Think, Ponder.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charred Memories

My spooky story CHARRED MEMORIES has been published in Fantasia Divinity’s ‘See Through My Eyes: A Ghost Mystery Anthology’. The horrifying tale of a woman searching through the charred remains of her apartment block, seeking clues or answers as to where her missing husband is.

“A scream slashes through the quiet night, a chill pierces your skin. The shimmering image of a woman forms in the mist, singing a haunting lullaby. She beckons. Will you go? Featuring 25 haunting stories, SEE THROUGH MY EYES is certain to chill you to the bone and make you wonder who is real and who is not. The Living? Or the dead? Join us as the dead seek to claim their revenge upon the living!”

Available at Amazon in eBook and print.

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Whiteflower Duet Now Available in Audio

Planet Scumm: A Science Fiction Quarterly Magazine Issue #1, which includes my story WHITEFLOWER DUET, is now available in audio. Be soothed by the melodic voice of Tyler Burwood as he takes you on a speculative journey. Introduction by Scummy Scumm.

Whiteflower Duet is a tale about the relationship between a young woman and her grandmother, in a world where people share thoughts and feelings by interweaving melodic tendrils of their personal tunes.

Purchase of the digital album includes the audio version and PDF. Get it here for just $4 (USD).

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No Safe Word – Banned on Amazon

Mr. Deadman has been having some trouble with the erotic horror issue of the tome, No Safe Word. Amazon keeps banning it. If you haven’t grabbed a copy and would like to see what all the fuss is about, you can pick up a print or eBook version at Lulu or sign up to the Deadman’s Tome patreon page to download that and other issues.

It includes my first erotic horror story FLIRTING WITH THE DEAD.

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#The Reading Quest – A Video Game Based Reading Challenge

It saddens me to say I only just learnt about this quest and the sign up has closed. Still, I’m keen to do it, not because I want the prize, but because my reading has been all over the place lately and I’m having trouble getting into the books I’m starting. I keep seeing the next shiny.

I’ve also been reading a lot of anthologies, and it’s fine to jump around from one to another, say if I feel like reading some fantasy instead of horror, but I thought doing this challenge, unofficially, might help me stick with one book.

The quest began on Sunday 13th August (so I’m almost 2 days behind already), and ends on Sunday 10th September, 2017. I’ll take a journey to conquer my ‘To Be Read’ (TBR) pile through stages, gaining experience and levelling up my character.

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First I needed to choose my class. I went with Mage, which means I’ll be following the mage path on the quest board.

“MAGE: As wielders of spells and witchcraft, these players will conjure and summon their way through the First Down path on the quest. Their tomes contain magic and whispers of alternate lands.”

So I’ll have to follow the mage’s main questline, but am allowed to do side quests. If I finish before the deadline, I can do another class’ path, but I think I’ll be lucky enough to get my own done in the month.

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The rules state re-reads don’t count, so I’m going to assume you also can’t choose a book you’ve started before but didn’t finish for whatever reason. *Oooh shiny*.  So after some deliberation, some choices came easier than others, here is my TBR list:

  • The First Book in a Series: Prince of Thorns, book #1 of the Broken Empire, by Mark Lawrence. 
  • A Book Set in a Different World: A Song for Lya, by George R.R. Martin.
  • A Book Based on Mythology: Eaters of the Dead, by Michael Crichton.
  • A Book that Contains Magic: The Eyes of the Dragon, by Stephen King. 
  • A Book With a One Word Title: Hex, by Thomas Olde Heuvelt

I’m going to read the Prince of Thorns last so I can continue with the series with book #2 straight after. According to the FAQ’s you can read books on your path in any order. There is a points system for gaining XP and Health, but I’m not sure I’ll bother with that. For details on the points system and the rest of the rules, read the original post at Read at Midnight. The awesomely adorable artwork was done by CW of Read, Think, Ponder. Shout out to Lish Wells which is where I first heard/read about #The Reading Quest.

The Seer

My erotic fantasy story THE SEER has been published in the ‘The Sexy Librarian’s Dirty 30 Volume 2 Anthology’. The story follows The Seer through the daily challenge of  being an oracle and the unique way she channels her divinatory gift to foretell the future.

“The Sexy Librarian, Rose Caraway returns with another Library of Erotica, just for you. From Torrid Literature to BDSM, Fairy Tales to Orgies, Clandestine Military Adventures to Bi-Curious Rendezvous, this adventurous, and fantasy-filled collection is here to turn you on. So grab your partner and peruse the card catalog and see which sexy story catches your interest first. This is your very own, hand-held library! Explore this volume of Erotica to your libido’s content.”

Kindle edition available now with print and audiobook versions coming soon.

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The Things We Do For Love

My flash fiction story THE THINGS WE DO FOR LOVE has been published by FunDead publications. A horror story about the sacrifices people make for love. It’s a short piece, less than 500 words, and is only 1 on the gore rating scale. You can read it online at the FunDead Blog.

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