Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Cover Reveal for Fairly Wicked Tales

It's that time again, folks! Time to be blown away by another fantastic cover, courtesy of Rebecca Treadway. We went through several ideas and I am so impressed with the final outcome. It is a fabulous representation of the stories within. So without further ado~
What do you think? Let us know in the comments or on Facebook and one lucky winner will receive a free paperback copy!


Friday, June 27, 2014

Closing to Submissions

Just to let everyone know that we are closing to submissions July 1st. We'll be closed until December 31st to all unsolicited submissions. We just have too many currently to get through. The only exception would be if we opened up an anthology sub call, which is always a possibility (you know we love anthologies around here!).

Tune back in on Monday when we will hopefully have a cover reveal for Fairly Wicked Tales.

Of course, we'll run a contest with the prize being a paperback copy of the book upon it's release.


Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Cover Reveal for Dreams of Ivory and Gold

And it's here! The cover for Kirk Dougal's debut novel, Dreams of Ivory and Gold, is ready. Feast your eyes on more of Rebecca Treadway's fantastic work:


And that's the eCover. You can imagine how impressive it will be in print format. We're really excited to release this novel in the coming weeks. For those of you who love intrigue, the mysteries of the Catholic Church, and a demon or two--get ready to be caught up in a you-can't-put-it-down read. Kirk's masterful story telling will have you completely engrossed all the way to the chilling conclusion.

Look for it soon!


Thursday, April 3, 2014

Shots of Terror

Get your party on! Well, your reading party anyway. Shot of Terror, our short companion anthology to Demon Rum and Other Evil Spirits, is now available at both Amazon and Smashwords! This anthology features six tales of alcohol inspired terror that, while they didn't make the final anthology, were just too good to let go. Think of it as a pre-party, warm-up to the full anthology.

Shots of Terror features six stories by talented authors~

"The Wild Hunt" by Tina Callaghan pits the "regulars" at a small Irish pub against an ancient evil from Irish folklore.

"Crow Killer" by Michael Collins features a police officer who goes against his better judgment during a drug bust and suffers for it.

"Scrumpy Making in the West Country" by Steven Gepp features a man who's single-minded insistence on making the best scrumpy threatens everyone around him.

"Last Call" by Sheldon Woodbury follows a man who thinks he's got his drunken "game" down to an art. But who'll have the last laugh?

"Blades in Moonlight" by Sean Eret follows a newspaper reporter's quest for an exclusive on a new party drug. Maybe she shouldn't have had that first taste...

"The Merry Green Widows of Waterman's Inn" by Rachel Anding explores what happens when a painter gets lost in the Louisiana bayou. That tavern may look like the best port in a storm...

And the best part? All this for only 99 cents.

Bottoms up,

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Royalties paid!

Royalties for last year have been paid! I do apologize for running late, but anyone who follows on Facebook will understand it's been quite the year. Anyone who has a story in one of our anthologies and did not receive a payment--it means the royalties added up to less than $5. In which case, they are rolled over til the next royalty payment period (July) and will be paid then. If this doesn't suit you, please email the press and we can make arrangements.
A huge thank you to all of our authors for making last year a great year. You all rock!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Authors announced for Demon Rum and Other Evil Spirits Anthology

I've been excited about the Demon Rum and Other Evil Spirits anthology ever since it's conception. My co-editor on this one brought the idea to me at the WHC in New Orleans last June. Coincidence, maybe. But who can think about a trip to New Orleans without a stop at Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar or the Old Absinthe House? They even have a street named "Bourbon." So maybe it was the atmosphere or maybe Clint's just devilishly creative (I'm going to go with both), but add to that a bunch of horror writers and you've got yourself one hell of an addicting concept. (See what I did there?)

Apparently, we weren't the only ones who thought it was a fantastic idea, because the submissions rolled in as soon as we opened them. We had a tough time narrowing them down. We debated the merits of each story and if it fit the direction we wanted to take the book; we each had our favorites to argue for; and we both wanted exceptional writing. In the end, we still had too many good stories. And so we decided to do a smaller, six pack anthology, a preview of good things to come. We'll be releasing Shots of Terror, a taste test, if you will, of the larger anthology about a week before Demon Rum makes it's appearance. Bargain priced, you can pick it up to mollify those cravings until you can slake your thirst with the full cask.

So now, without further ado, our authors for each anthology:

Congratulations to all of our authors. Stay tuned for an upcoming look at the ToC. Save your pennies and mark your calendars, March is going to be a great month for reading!


Friday, February 7, 2014

Cover Reveal for Snow Globe

And it's time for a cover reveal! Once again our Artistic Director, Rebecca Treadway, has wowed us with a fantastic cover. The truly creepy feel this one engenders fits perfectly with the horrific elements in Aaron Gudmunson's novel. A story that not only features a supernatural horror, but reminds us man's inhumanity to man often makes us the scariest monsters.

Ben Clary is an everyday working man who caps off an afternoon of holiday shopping with a drink at his favorite watering hole. Before long, he is intoxicated, and a brutal winter storm descends, trapping him and his fellow patrons. Being trapped by a storm is bad enough, finding out something terrible lurks outside, in the snow, is far worse.
One by one unseen assailants pick off the patrons until one of them, a local historian, claims the attackers may be the remnants of a clan caught up in an ancient blood feud said to have occurred at the site of the tavern--and they crave human flesh.
Soon Ben learns the cannibal clansmen are the least of his worries. The true monsters are way more terrifying ... and closer to home.
With all the winter white stuff we've had this year I'm sure nearly everyone can relate to the feeling of being trapped by a blizzard. Snow Globe takes that feeling three leaps farther. You won't want to miss this one. Just don't gaze out into the snow filled darkness afterward...
Coming the end of February to Amazon, Smashwords, and other fine book retailers.