Nightmares & Bones

With 2020 fast approaching I thought I’d see out 2019 with one last post showcasing two anthologies that have my work within their pages.

The first is Organic Ink 2… AVAILABLE HERE

A poetry anthology weaving words into beautiful prose. 30 authors remind you of your childhood, bring comfort from the hardships of life, fiercely spur emotions, and tell tales of old.
Featuring poetry by Clint Foster, Stacey Jaine McIntosh, Vanessa Bane, Zoey Xolton, Emily Fluckiger, Robert Beveridge, D.S. Durden, Irene Ferraro-Sives, Scott J. Couturier, J.E. Feldman, Theresa Derwin, Rich Rurshell, Mark Kuglin, Amy Ledford, Joshua Lupardus, Stephen Herczeg, Ann Wycoff, Amber M. Simpson, Datura Lily, L.L. Nelson, Beth W. Patterson, Vanessa Caraveo, Caroline Furlong, Rhiannon Bird, Sinister Sweetheart, Susan York, Gabriella Balcolm, Bobbi Sinha-Morey, C.L. Williams, and Jennifer Carr.

I have 10 haikus and 10 poems featuring. They are:

A Life in Motion

Flower Face

Isle of Apples

Loss

Nightmares & Bliss

Oh Cruel Fate

One Last Goodbye

Raven Queen

The Bastard Prince

Wolves Reborn

The second is 100 Word Horrors 4… AVAILABLE HERE

100 Word Horrors 4 brings you over one hundred new drabbles from a wealth of horror authors. Some new, some old, but all great. Each and every one of us hope you have a blast with the final instalment in the series. 

My drabble, Blood & Bone can be found within.

Here’s to even more stories and poetry and publications in 2020.

2019 in Review

Well another year is almost over and it’s brought with it a lot of accomplishments.

I’ve had 65 acceptances and seen my work feature in 14 anthologies with more being published in the new year!

I’d absolutely love you to support me by purchasing a copy of any one of these anthologies and if you have already purchased a copy please consider leaving a review.

Angels | AVAILABLE NOW

Apocalypse | AVAILABLE NOW

Coffins & Dragons | AVAILABLE NOW

Curses & Cauldrons | AVAILABLE NOW

Divinity | AVAILABLE NOW

Fable | AVAILABLE NOW

Forest of Fear | AVAILABLE NOW

Forgotten Ones | PREORDER NOW

Hawthorn & Ash | AVAILABLE NOW

Organic Ink 1 | AVAILABLE NOW

Organic Ink 2 | PREORDER NOW

Spring’s Blessing | AVAILABLE NOW

Summer’s Splash | AVAILABLE NOW

The Best of Iron Faerie Publishing 2019 | PREORDER NOW

Pre-Order Hawthorn & Ash Now!

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Hawthorn & Ash is the third anthology from Iron Faerie Publishing and the first in a series of drabbles and flash fiction that will be published yearly.

Stories I have included are:

Briar Rose, Locked Out, Blood Magic, Kept Promises, Kiss of Death & Intangible.

It comes out officially on the 6th December 2019! Just in time for Christmas!

PREORDER NOW!

While you’re waiting… pick up a copy of Fable or Divinity!

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.

PREORDER NOW!

Curses & Cauldrons

If you haven’t preordered your copy of Curses & Cauldrons you’d better do it fast! This anthology goes LIVE in a matter of hours!

Within the pages of this anthology are eight of my drabbles. I won’t spoil it by rehashing what they’re about as I’ve done that twice already in previous blogs… BUT what I will say is if you haven’t, get your copy now! You won’t regret it!

Get you copy here!

And the Winners are…

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I’m a little late with this post but better late than never. So… a few days ago I announced a giveaway of two eBooks featuring stories of mine.

The eBooks up for grabs were Lost and Fable.

There were seven entries and according to random.org, the winners are as follows:

Kelly and Ailish

Kelly has won an electronic copy of Lost and Ailish, an electronic copy of Fable. I hope you enjoy reading.

Thank You to everyone that participated and I’ll be reaching out to the winners shortly.

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

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.

PREORDER NOW!

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.

WORLD WAR FOUR: A Sci Fi Anthology

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WORLD WAR FOUR: A Science Fiction Anthology is available now from Zombie Pirate Publishing.

Einstein said: “I do not know with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.”

Turns out he was wrong…

WORLD WAR FOUR features twenty explosive short stories from authors all around the galaxy.

Plus a brand new, exclusive novelette from internationally acclaimed sci fi author NEAL ASHER!

Earth law has come to Godrun, a backwater planet on the edge of hostile alien space where slavery and corruption are rife. It’s up to Polity monitor Logan to clean up this den of thieves, no matter how many massive explosions it takes. Can the hired killers stop him? Or will a military drone named Sting be enough to swing the tide?

It’s an amazing tale, and just one of many in this 450 page, action packed anthology featuring space battles, high-tech jet dogfights, strange aliens and artificial intelligences, awesome weapons, and lots, lots more!

Get your copy today!
Available worldwide from AMAZON: http://a-fwd.to/5Sh6Yn6

To find out more about Zombie Pirate Publishing and available titles visit www.zombiepiratepublishing.com

 

 

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.