Divinity is LIVE!

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Divinity, the Gods and Goddesses anthology is the second release for Iron Faerie Publishing and features twenty one stories by nineteen different authors.

My 500 word story, A Storm of Ravens, is included within and it features the Morrighan and Dagda and their relationship at Samhain. While short, I couldn’t help but delve back into my love of flash fiction for this one. I really hope it delivers because I had a blast writing it.

Stories of Gods and Goddesses have enthralled us all for millennia.
While some are benevolent, others are not – but all are divine.

Get your copy today! Available in eBook and Paperback

To find out more about Iron Faerie Publishing, visit: Iron Faerie Publishing

Pre-Order Divinity Now!

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Divinity is the second anthology from Iron Faerie Publishing and it’s now available to PREORDER!

My short story, A Storm of Ravens, is one of twenty one stories featured within and it’s a story about Morrighan and Dagda. Life and death coming together and the aftermath.

It’s just over 500 words and tells the story of the Morrighan and Dagda’s union at Samhain and the battle with the Formorians.

It comes out officially on the 25 October 2019.

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Hello, October!

Sadly, being in Oz I don’t get to share autumnal images or pumpkin spiced anything with you all in the northern hemisphere. But… I do get to share in Halloween, which I’ll be sure to blog about later in the month. It’s mostly for the kids, let’s face it, as a mum of four it’s always about the kids.

In the spirit of Halloween I’ve subbed to a few Halloween inspired anthologies and while a few are pending I feel like this is the perfect time to promote Forests of Fear from Blood Song Books.

This anthology will be available for purchase on October 31st 2019. I have three stories included:

  • Wild Fae, a story about a murder loving faerie.
  • Candy Corn Wolves, a story about Halloween and werewolves.
  • Witch in the Wood, a story about what witches get up to on Halloween.
  • I’ll be sure to share links the moment I have them.
  • Angels, A Divine Microfiction Anthology is LIVE!

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    Angels, Book #2 in the Dark Drabbles Series by Black Hare Press is AVAILABLE  on Amazon TODAY!

    From the back of the book:

    Beatific angels, holy wars, kitty saviours, epic battles between good and evil, devils and demons, fallen angels and many more tantalising tiny tales of blasphemy and piety.

    What miracles can one hundred debut to bestselling authors do with 100 words?

    More than three hundred 100-word drabbles from around the world.

    I’m lucky enough to be among those three hundred, with my two drabbles, Lucifer and No Light, No Angels.

    Lucifer is a story about the fallen angel, Lucifer. While No Light, No Angels is something a little more personal and deals with the moments immediately following my mother’s death. It’s oddly fitting that the anthology releases on the 23rd July… one day before the anniversary of my mum’s death.

    Get your copy today! Available in eBook and Paperback

    To find out more about Black Hare Press, visit: Black Hare Press

    Fable is LIVE!

    Fable, the altered fairytale anthology is the debut release for Iron Faerie Publishing and features sixteen stories by sixteen different authors.

    My story, Stealing Beauty, a alternative retelling of Beauty and the Beast, is one of the stories featured.

    It all began Once Upon A Time… Only these aren’t the fairytales you grew up with.

    Get your copy today! Available in eBook and Paperback

    To find out more about Iron Faerie Publishing, visit: Iron Faerie Publishing

    Fable is in the Top 100!

    Woohoo! 🎉

    The anthology, featuring my short story, Stealing Beauty, is currently sitting at #95 for Fantasy Anthologies.

    It’s really exciting and I can’t wait for Release Day on Friday!

    So, please if you haven’t… PREORDER a copy of Fable now. Myself and the 15 other authors would love to see this anthology reach new heights!

    Pre-order Today!

    Pre-Order Fable Now!

    Fable, the debut anthology from Iron Faerie Publishing is available to PREORDER!

    My short story, Stealing Beauty, is one of sixteen stories featured within and is a retelling of Beauty and the Beast with a bit of a twist to it.

    It’s just over 3000 words and tells the story of Isabel who swaps places with her father, who was imprisoned for stealing a rose. Not longer after meeting the man who holds her captive, it is revealed that not only is he cursed but she is as well. Both victims of an enchantress who has cursed the entire town for their wrongdoings, no matter how slight.

    It comes out officially on the 5 July 2019.

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    Fable Cover Reveal

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    My short story, Beauty, which is my own take on Beauty and the Beast appears within its pages!!! 🥀

    I cannot wait to share it! It’s so pretty 🥰

    Fable, the debut anthology from Iron Faerie Publishing is compiled by Stacey Jaine McIntosh.

    This anthology features 16 authors who have each weaved their own take on a fairytale, each with their own unique twist.

    It’s set to release on the 5th of July, so keep an eye out for this and be sure to grab a copy when it drops!

    Purchase links to follow once they become available.

    Submissions, Rejections… and Acceptances

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    Submissions, Rejections… and Acceptances

    It’s bravery, hope, sadness and glee… all wrapped up in a neat little package.

    And do you know what I did despite receiving a rejection letter this week? I pushed on. In the wake of that rejection, I went onto receive three more acceptances, which pushes my total for the year up to 18! Not bad considering.

    And that rejected story? Well… it’ll be fleshed out to a more respectable (novel) size and published.

    So, all is not lost.

     

    It’s Better to Believe

    I thought I’d put it out there that Iron Faerie Publishing has a few Submission Calls currently open. The latest of which is…

    ✨Faeries Anthology✨

    They are seeking stories about faeries from Irish, English, Welsh and Scottish origins be they from the Seelie or Unseelie Court or the unaligned. Dark and Light elves are also welcome, as well as the more domesticated (household) fey.

    Genres wanted are urban fantasy and paranormal or dark paranormal fantasy. No horror.

    Word Count: 2000 to 4000 (No stories over 4,000 or under 2,000 words will be accepted)

    Submissions Close: 1st August 2019 or UNTIL FULL

    Response Time : within 3 weeks after submissions close.

    Compensation: A Contributors Copy (eBook)

    Reprints Accepted: No

    Estimated Release Date is TBA!

    So, what are you waiting for? Get writing!

    Hello, Autumn

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    Yes… it’s March 21st, which means Autumn can officially start… in the Southern Hemisphere, that is. The previous twenty-one days were just a warm up… seeings as in Oz the weather can never make up its mind. I’m really over Summer, if you can’t tell.

    This post is kind of two-fold today, as there’s been quite a lot going on in the niche I carved out for myself in the writing world, as small as it is now, I’m hopeful it’s going to grow into something huge. A girl can dream, right?

    organic-inkTwo days ago, I received an acceptance for my poem, Petals, that I submitted two weeks prior and kept it completely under wraps. I truly believed I sucked at poetry, because I don’t really get how to write it. Like, I’ve always felt there’s a right way and a wrong way to write poetry and its instilled in me this immense fear of getting it wrong. So, I’ve totally just steered clear of it. Yeah, so I totally jumped out of my comfort zone for this submission and its surprisingly paid off. So, that of course lead to me submitting another poem, because I hate odd numbers… suffice to say, my second poem, Darkness, will also be appearing in the Dragon Soul Press anthology, Organic Ink, Volume One. Which will be published later this year. I can’t wait!

    In other news, I’ve also submitted a drabble to another online only publication. This time it’s for Black Hare Press. I’m crossing my fingers (and toes) that I hear back soon.

    Finally, I’ve also done a soft launch of my Patreon, which I’ve been debating for a long while whether to launch and I decided last night to just go ahead and do it… so, if there’s any interest at all, I’d be eternally grateful. There’s three tiers at the moment but I’m hoping to find news ways to give back to anyone who champions my cause, no matter how small, when time permits. If you would like to chip in, the link is HERE.

    I truly hope that the Equinox finds you well. I really do love this time of year.

     

     

     

     

    Beauty

    My short story, Beauty is being published in Iron Faerie Publishing‘s forthcoming anthology, Fable.

    It’s a retelling of the Beauty and the Beast fairytale, which was first recorded by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve and published in 1740.

    I’ll share more as soon as I’m able.

    Bite Sized

     

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    As I’ve stated in a previous post, several of my drabbles are being published in Blood Song Books anthology, Curses & Cauldrons. And, now that I’ve signed the contract, I decided to share a little update with you all, because I not only have the four drabbles previously mentioned, but four others as well. Bringing the total up to eight. They are listed below, in order of acceptance. They are:

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    • Down the Rabbit Hole – is a story about a girl who takes poison from a witch.
    • The Keeper – is a retelling of the story of Cerridwen.
    • Mark of the Witch (previously titled, The Witch’s Mark) – is a story about a family of witches.
    • Undersea – is a story about a sea witch.
    • Excalibur – is a story about Morgan le Faye and the magic of Excalibur.
    • Harm None – is the story of a modern day witch performing a binding spell.
    • Red As Blood – is a retelling of the story of Snow White with a twist.
    • Bad Girls – is a story of three modern day witches about to be burned at the stake.

    In case you haven’t already guessed the theme of the anthology is witches, and I’m immensely proud of these eight little stories. Writing drabbles and keeping to the strict, 100 word only caveat, is not always easy, especially when you have to tell a story and have it make sense. I’ll be sure to keep you posted once this anthology hits shelves, I’m sure it’s going to be epic.

     

     

    Lost, a Collection of Short Stories

    I told you good things were on the horizon, didn’t I?

    Lost, is a collection of my own short stories. Within the pages you’ll find every story I’ve ever had published in the last eight years, plus a few new ones.

    Title: Lost
    Genre: Paranormal Fantasy
    Release date: 28 February 2019
    Cover designer: Nicky Montgomery
    Blurb: Where will you go once you are lost?

    Who will you seek?

    What will you find, awaiting you in the shadows?

    Enter… if you dare, into worlds where faeries, werewolves, vampires, gods, angels and demons collide.

    Story Submissions

    I’ve been writing more and submitting a lot of stories this month and it seems to be paying off.

    I received an acceptance email from Blood Song Books in my inbox for four of my drabbles to appear in their upcoming anthology, Curses and Cauldrons.

    The stories are: Down the Rabbit Hole, The Keeper, The Witches Mark & Undersea.

    Each is just 100 words but packs a punch in their own way I think.

    I can’t wait to see this anthology in print. There’s nothing better than holding a copy of a book that has your work inside.