Thursday, February 19, 2015

This site is closed!

This website is no longer being used by Angelic Knight Press since we have been acquired by Ragnarok Publications. Please follow this LINK to Ragnarok for all future business, news, and submissions.

We can't wait to see you there!

Thanks,
Stacey

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Big news!

I promised you big news and here it is:

PRESS RELEASE: Angelic Knight Press Becomes Ragnarok’s Supernatural Horror Imprint

Crestview Hills, Kentucky, December 15, 2014—Things are about to get pretty horrible around Ragnarok Publications this coming New Year. That’s right, they have acquired a new horror imprint, Angelic Knight Press (AKP).

This acquisition will mark a new chapter in the evolution of the company’s structure, and Ragnarok founders J.M. Martin and Tim Marquitz couldn’t be more pleased to join forces with the talented people behind AKP. Stacey Turner will be joining Ragnarok as the Managing Editor of the imprint, along with Danielle Day who will assist in the day-to-day operations.

A select few Angelic Knight titles will transition over to Ragnarok, to include Kirk Dougal’s Dreams of Ivory and Gold, Aaron Gudmunson’s SnowglobeDeath’s Kiss by Kim Williams-Justesen, and a handful of anthologies including Lincoln Crisler’sThat Hoodoo, Voodoo That You DoDemon Rum edited by Stacey Turner and Clint Collins, No Place Like Home, and Fairly Wicked Tales.

Alongside these great books, AKP’s first releases of 2015 will be Tuskers by Duncan McGeary and the fabulous foursome of Stacey Turner, Mercedes M. Yardley, C.W. LaSart, and Allison M. Dickson with Grimm Mistresses, a sordid collection of fairy tales gone horribly awry.

“I’m thrilled to be working with Stacey and Danielle again, having partnered with them on several projects,” says Ragnarok’s Editor-in-Chief, Tim Marquitz. “They’re fabulous people with a ton of experience and talent, whose addition to Ragnarok is a great boon for us.”

“I’m excited about this move for Angelic Knight,” says Managing Editor, Stacey Turner. “Ragnarok is every bit as committed to putting out quality work — both the author’s and the publisher’s — as we are, so the union is natural. I can’t wait to start reissuing some of our catalog through Ragnarok and finding new books to bring to our readers.”

Angelic Knight Press was originally founded in 2011 by Blaze McRob and Quinn Cullen with Stacey Turner taking over ownership of the company in May, 2012. AKP released approximately 24 titles until ownership transferred to Ragnarok Publications in November 2014. Turner remains the imprint’s Managing Editor and AKP employee Danielle Day has also been retained as Acquisitions Editor.

Ragnarok Publications was founded in 2013 by Joseph M. Martin and Tim Marquitz, and began publishing in January 2014. Ragnarok quickly grew through a combination of retail releases and crowdfunding campaigns for their anthology collections featuring several New York Times bestselling authors. They released 22 titles in their first year of operation, and near the end of 2014 transitioned their supernatural horror list to the Angelic Knight Press imprint. 
New Angelic Knight Press Imprint Logo (above). Right-click to download.

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More from Stacey Turner: “I’ve admired Ragnarok Publications since its inception. Tim and Joe hit the ground running and haven’t let up. Between their amazing Kickstarter campaigns and the quality of work they’re turning out, there’s a lot to like, so when Tim asked me what I thought about an acquisition/merger in which Angelic Knight Press would become their new horror imprint, I was flattered. It didn’t take much to see that with the benefit of their great street team, publicist, and direction I’d be doing AKP and its authors a great favor.”

Note: The transition of AKP titles and website will take place gradually over the next 4–10 weeks.

We certainly hope you'll join us at our new home: www.ragnarokpublications.com

Thanks,
Stacey

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Hurry, hurry, hurry!

I told you last week that big news is on the horizon for Angelic Knight Press. And while we're still a little ways from making a formal big reveal announcement, I can tell you that we have been acquired by another press. That's right, we'll be closing up shop here and moving to another location where we'll be the new horror imprint!
 
This is fantastic news! The new press has a fantastic marketing department, a crack editing team, and super fine folks in charge. I will be heading over to be the managing editor of the new Angelic Knight horror imprint, and Danielle will be going along as the acquisitions editor for the imprint. Which means, of course, that anyone subbing to the new horror imprint would still be dealing with us. And getting a lot of extra supporters in the bargain.

I'll explain more fully what this means and how you can stay in contact with us in the weeks ahead, as the move takes place in January. But first, I want to thank Rebecca Treadway of www.artrink.com for being such a valuable part of our team here at AKP for the past three years. While she's not making the move with us, she is doing a lot of freelance work, and I can't recommend her enough. I use her for my own, personal cover work and am always absolutely thrilled with her designs. Be sure to visit her at her website and on Facebook.

I also want to thank Blaze McRob for being such an amazing guy. If not for his vision, AKP would never have gotten off the ground to begin with. And he's been both friend and mentor ever since we met. He's up to his elbows with work for Visionary Press Collaborative. You can check them out on Facebook as well.

We also want to thank every one of the authors we've worked with through the years. If not for them and their amazing work, we'd never have had the success we enjoyed, the reputation we built, or half the fun we've had. They are all amazing and I wish them every success in all of their endeavors.

Most of our books are being pulled from the shelves (both virtual and real) this month, but I wanted to offer a discount on a few. Remember, these last few weeks of December are your last chance to get them! I'm including buy links and a discount code for a select few of our print books. Get them while they last!!

Fading Light: An Anthology of the Monstrous
buy link: https://www.createspace.com/3980069
coupon code for 25% off: EQHG7CPV

Satan's Toybox: Demonic Dolls
buy link: https://www.createspace.com/3704243
coupon code for 25% off: EQHG7CPV

Satan's Toybox: Toy Soldiers
buy link: https://www.createspace.com/3774474
coupon code for 25% off: EQHG7CPV

Satan's Toybox: Terrifying Teddies
buy link: https://www.createspace.com/4037696
coupon code for 25% off: EQHG7CPV

Southern Hauntings Saga
buy link: https://www.createspace.com/4274457
coupon code for 25% off: EQHG7CPV

Manifesto: UF
buy link: https://www.createspace.com/4415579
coupon code for 25 % off: EQHG7CPV

The eBook versions of Fading Light: An Anthology of the Monstrous, Fading Light: Companion, Shots of Terror, Satan's Toybox: Demonic Dolls, Satan's Toybox: Toy Soldiers, and Satan's Toybox: Terrifying Teddies are still available on Amazon, Smashwords, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo until the end of the month--when they will be unpublished.

The new publisher will be reissuing Fairly Wicked Tales, Snow Globe, and Dreams of Ivory and Gold, though with new covers. So if you are partial to the old covers, get your copies now! They will be available until December 30th on all platforms. Another company may be picking up the Satan's Toybox series.

We're also happy to announce that the new company will be bringing out our upcoming anthologies: Demon Rum and Other Evil Spirits and No Place Like Home: Tales From a Fractured Future in the next year as well. And our upcoming YA novel, Death's Kiss. These will all be part of the new horror imprint. Look for them mid 2015!

We'll be announcing the new company and other news in the coming weeks, so please stay tuned for details. And thank you to everyone who made AKP such a great venture.

Stacey

 

Monday, September 22, 2014

Monday Markdown--The Keeper

Good morning! It's Monday again. That means a bargain for you. And a fingers-crossed wish your Monday doesn't suck. But if it should, remember we want you to have something to look forward to--great fiction at a bargain price.

Today's markdown is the debut novel, The Keeper, by Kim Despins. Part old God curses, part werewolves, and part men-themselves-perpetrate-the-worst-evil, this book will have you hooked from the beginning as you try to figure out who the real enemy might be. The synopsis:

The town of Anton has kept the secret of Aksonas farm for generations. Townspeople whisper and worry their children will be chosen and cursed to live an unnatural life in a makeshift family of wolves.

When the moon rises, the men in Olivia’s family become wolves and prowl the countryside to protect their farm from predators. When Olivia stumbles upon the body of the church caretaker on their land, she’s forced to face the possibility that one of her family may have gone rogue.

When she turns to the Sheriff for help in solving the murder, her family turns on her, forcing her to face the townspeople and the ghosts of her past alone. To make matters worse, a fire and brimstone preacher has decided to rid Anton of the ancient curse once and for all, no matter the cost.


You can find the book at Smashwords or click this link to take you there. Use coupon code: BL62N to take 60% off the regular price and download it for just $1.99.

Enjoy your Monday!

Thanks,
Stacey

Friday, September 19, 2014

Friday Free Read- The Keeper by Kim Despins

This week's Friday Free Read is an excerpt from Kim Despins' debut novel, The Keeper. It's a great blend of horror and urban fantasy, with a mystery and a bit of romance thrown in for good measure.

The synopsis~

The town of Anton has kept the secret of Aksonas farm for generations. Townspeople whisper and worry their children will be chosen and cursed to live an unnatural life in a makeshift family of wolves. When the moon rises, the men in Olivia’s family become wolves and prowl the countryside to protect their farm from predators. When Olivia stumbles upon the body of the church caretaker on their land, she’s forced to face the possibility that one of her family may have gone rogue. When she turns to the Sheriff for help in solving the murder, her family turns on her, forcing her to face the townspeople and the ghosts of her past alone. To make matters worse, a fire and brimstone preacher has decided to rid Anton of the ancient curse once and for all, no matter the cost.

The excerpt on our Friday Free Reads page is a scene after Olivia is forced to leave the farm where she lives, as the keeper to a pack of werewolves. Having nowhere to go, she's forced to rely on her estranged mother for a place to stay. Finding herself unable to sleep, she ventures outside for a walk. Obviously a bad idea, judging by what happens next.

Please enjoy this excerpt and look for the coupon on Monday to markdown the price to just $1.99 on Smashwords. Don't forget to click the "Free Read Friday" tab at the top of the blog to read the excerpt.

Thanks,
Stacey

Monday, September 15, 2014

Markdown Monday--Snow Globe

Welcome to Markdown Monday, hoping to make your Mondays a little brighter, well, ok, scarier. Today's markdown title is the 'chock-full-of-yummy-scary-goodness' novel, Snow Globe. Hopefully you visited us for Free Read Friday and devoured the excerpt provided there. If not, do so NOW. And if that doesn't whet your appetite for a good horror novel, I don't know what will.

Snow Globe is everything a good supernatural horror novel should be: sympathetic, yet flawed characters you can root for, thrust into an abnormal (and horrific) situation, and a completely terrifying supernatural menace. I'd lock my doors and make sure I was tucked in tight before delving in, if I were you. So c'mon, you know you want to, hurry over to Smashwords and take advantage of our largesse.

You can find Snow Globe on Smashwords by clicking this link--> LINK. Then, just use coupon code: JA97H. It will take the price down to just $1.99. Coupon expires Friday.

Have a great Monday,
Stacey

 


Friday, September 12, 2014

Friday Free Read

Today's Friday Free Read is an excerpt from Aaron Gudmunson's novel, Snow Globe. It was hard to find an excerpt to put up, because I love the whole damn book. It's visual, it's scary, and it's well written. The synopsis is~

Trapped in a bar by the biggest snowstorm in over a century, Ben Clary will learn sometimes humans are the worst monsters of all.

Ben Clary is an everyday workingman 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 that 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.


The scene I've excerpted is close to the beginning of the book, where things are just starting to take a turn for the worse. Ben has stopped in his favorite watering hole, knowing he should have gone straight home where his fiancée is waiting for him. He's had a few drinks, more friends have shown up, but he knows he should go. He's caught between the irresistible call of alcohol, warmth, and companionship, and the urge to do the responsible thing, when Mel, the fiancée calls him.

I hope you enjoy the free read. If so, tell your friends. And look for Snow Globe as our Monday Markdown title next week. It has 15 reviews on Amazon, the majority of them 5 star. I highly recommend it.

So just click on the "Friday Free Reads" tab at the top of the blog and enjoy.

Thanks,
Stacey