A Novel in 20 Days!

I can’t even begin to explain how I feel right now…but elated, exhausted, and inspired, are all fairly appropriate descriptors. I won my very first National Novel Writing Month! And being the hopeless over-achiever that I am, I did it in 20 days! For me? Learning that I could churn out a 50,000 word novel in that amount of time is just nothing short of mind-blowing. I am so, so proud of myself. And I don’t even feel bad saying so!

Even though I started “Red Creek Asylum” on the 1st of November, and finished on the 20th, I’m new to the site and hadn’t figured out how to download my official winners certificate until now. Thanks goes to my lovely friend, and fellow author, Stacey Jaine McIntosh, for cluing me in! So check out my shiny certificate! I’m going to get it printed and framed, because I am a proud nerd!

After my novel, I wrote a short story for submission to Dragon Soul Press. It’s of the Victorian steampunk persuasion. So I’ll be crossing my fingers that my little tale “Bloody Mutiny” will be accepted, and I’ll have yet another gorgeous cover to show off to you all, soon! I’ve also started prepping for a 25,000 word Fantasy Romance/Paranormal Romance novella that I hope to submit to traditional publisher, Carina Press (an imprint of Harlequin, which is owned by HarperCollins!), in the New Year…because I’m a work horse, and I can’t help myself!

Don’t forget to DOWNLOADCurse of Christmas“, my gift to you! A FREE Limited Edition paranormal holiday themed collection to keep you busy! This stunning digital book features my short story “Blood & Prophecy“! Enjoy!

Thank you so much for keeping up to date with my authorly adventures, and for subscribing to my blog. (If you haven’t, what are you waiting for?) If you purchase any of the books in which my stories feature, please take the moment to leave a review, and be sure to drop by my Reader Group: Zoey’s Zealots on Facebook for surprise Cover Reveals, ARC opportunities, and other exciting news!

May you feast upon the flesh of your enemies!
ZX

NaNoWriMo + a Free Holiday Read!

November is National Novel Writing Month for all us of slightly balmy, but seriously determined authors out there. This is the first time I’ve officially participated, and I’ll tell you what…it’s been one Hell of a ride! It’s only half way through the month, and I’ve already nailed 40,000 words out of the required 50,000 to ‘win’. I honestly never thought I was capable of writing so fast, and so well. I’m really excited about where this story is taking me. It’s tentatively titled “Red Creek Asylum“, and is a gothic, supernatural horror. I look forward to being able to share it with you in future!

So Halloween is behind us, and there’s the holidays to look forward to. What will you be reading while you’re snuggled up inside, enjoying that hot cocoa? Hopefully the answer will be… “Curse of Christmas“! This stunning collection of paranormal holiday stories is our gift to you! Featuring New York Times, USA Today, and other Internationally Bestselling authors, get your FREE EBOOK now! Available from several retailers. My short story “Blood & Prophecy”, an exclusive “Nine Realms Saga” tale can be found within! As always, enjoy and please leave a review if you’re able!

And whilst they’re not free, I have another new “Nine Realms Saga” release, as well as a pre-order for you to check out! Aren’t they just beautiful? Order your copies of these Limited Edition seasonally themed eBook only shifter collections, today! I hope you enjoy reading my novelettes “Blood & Moonlight“, and “Blood & Betrayal“.

ONE CLICK NOW >> “Falling for Shifters” AND “Winter Tails“…

Thank you so much for keeping up to date with my authorly adventures, and for subscribing to my blog. (If you haven’t, what are you waiting for?) If you purchase any of the books in which my stories feature, please take the moment to leave a review, and be sure to drop by my Reader Group: Zoey’s Zealots on Facebook for surprise Cover Reveals, ARC opportunities, and other exciting news!

May you feast upon the flesh of your enemies!
ZX

Happy Halloween

All Hallows’ Eve is upon us… Happy Halloween! It’s not celebrated as much in Australia, as elsewhere in the world. It’s presently Spring in the Southern Hemisphere, and it’s been very hot over here on the West Coast, thus far! So the atmosphere is hardly spooky. But the spirit of the season remains, nonetheless!

Today marks the release of “HarvestVolume 2, compiled by yours truly, and published by Blood Song Books; this anthology features 20 terrifying tales of farmhouse horror from some of the best indie authors from around the world. It makes for the perfect treat to sink your teeth into this Samhain! Order your copy, now!

And while we’re on the spooky train of releases, “Forest of FearVolume 2 (also from Blood Song Books) released on the 26th, also in time for the spookfest. This invite-only anthology treats you to over 100 bites of Halloween horror. A fantastic read for when you feel like you’ve only got moments of stolen peace to enjoy… Order you copy, now!

And to tie in to this scary time of year… I’ve decided to participate in NaNoWrimo 2020! That’s National Novel Writing Month, for those who don’t know. The goals have become flexible over time, but the main, and original target remains: to smash out the draft of a 50,000 word novel during the month of November, starting on the 1st, and ending on the 30th. It’s sound a touch daunting, but I’m up for the challenge!

If you’re participating, I’d love to be writing buddies. You can find me, here! I’ll be trying my hand at a supernatural horror novel, tentatively titled “Red Creek Asylum“! Wish me luck! I’m buzzing with excitement. And all the best to everyone else in their writing and reading endeavours! Let’s see 2020 out with a BANG!

Thank you so much for keeping up to date with my authorly adventures, and for subscribing to my blog. (If you haven’t, what are you waiting for?) If you purchase any of the books in which my stories feature, please take the moment to leave a review, and be sure to drop by my Reader Group: Zoey’s Zealots on Facebook for surprise Cover Reveals, ARC opportunities, and other exciting news!

May you feast upon the flesh of your enemies!
ZX

A Plague of New Releases!

October is a seriously sensationally crazy time for pre-orders and new releases. And I have a bunch of publications to share with you, all of which I feature in. It must be all the magic and spookiness in the air… I hope you find something to add to your TBR pile!

The Devil You Know” an anti-hero anthology by Fiction-Atlas Press is aiming for an orange #1 Best Seller tag on Amazon! So pick up your eBook copy today and help us achieve our goal! This gorgeous book features my novelette “Son of the Devil“, which is a delicious dark fantasy re-imagining of the historical tale of Dracula! Paperback is coming soon. ORDER NOW!

Falling for Shifters” is now available to pre-order! This stunning Limited Edition eBook only anthology is a unique collection of Autumn themed shifter tales catering to the Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy and Fantasy genres! This beauty features my novelette “Blood & Moonlight“, a story which takes place in my “Nine Realms Saga” universe. Grab your copy and Fall in love! PRE-ORDER NOW!

ENVY” is the fourth volume of Black Hare PressSeven Deadly Sins” anthology series and features my short story “The Fallen: Envy of the Dragon“, which continues the adventures of my delectably sinful Fallen angel, Lucifer! Be sure to order your eBook copy ASAP for the special sale price of 99c! Releasing tomorrow, this lovely will also be available in paperback and hardback. PRE-ORDER NOW!

Also from Black Hare Press, “Lockdown Paranormal Romance” volume 2 is now free to read from selected retailers, or available to purchase for just 99c on Amazon! My microfiction piece “Final Farewell” features within. Paperback coming soon. READ FOR FREE! Or ORDER NOW!

And of course, I couldn’t end this update without reminding you what’s releasing with Blood Song Books! Volume 2 of the “Fright Night Fiction” Halloween microfiction series, “Forest of Fear“, is currently available for pre-order, and features my tiny tales: “Street Rat“, “Bloody Mary“, “Popular Monster“, “Eternally Yours” and “Beyond the Door“. PRE-ORDER NOW! And don’t forget to ORDER volume 1 if you haven’t already.

And last, but not least… volume 2 of the “Farmhouse Horror Duology“, “Harvest” is also available for pre-order! This is a flash fiction anthology not to be missed. It features my story “Creep in the Cornfield“. PRE-ORDER NOW! Complete this two book series and ORDER volume 1, too!

Thank you so much for keeping up to date with my authorly adventures, and for subscribing to my blog. (If you haven’t, what are you waiting for?) If you purchase any of the books in which my stories feature, please take the moment to leave a review, and be sure to drop by my Reader Group: Zoey’s Zealots on Facebook for surprise Cover Reveals, ARC opportunities, and other exciting news!

May you feast upon the flesh of your enemies!
ZX

The Devil You Know…

I firmly believe in Murphy’s Law, and yet, occasionally…good things seem to happen to me. They say good things come in three’s, so let’s begin the countdown, shall we?

3) My novelette “Son of the Devil”, a unique dark historical fantasy retelling of Dracula, will be featuring in Fiction-Atlas Press‘ upcoming anti-hero anthology “The Devil You Know“! Due for release on the 30th of September, you can Pre-Order this exciting collection from Amazon, now!

2) My Short Read from Black Hare Press is currently also up for Pre-Order and will be releasing on August 31st! You can check out my Author Interview regarding this lovely publication to learn about the message behind the story, as well as a little about what else I have on the go. So far, I’ve had an excellent response from early readers of “Blood & Silk” who describe the Japanese setting, lore, and mythology as beautifully immersive!

1) And last, but certainly not least… “Harvest II“, which is volume 2 of “The Farmhouse Horror Duology” from Blood Song Books is releasing on Halloween! This grisly horror anthology features my flash fiction tale “Creep in the Cornfield“. Be sure to Pre-Order your copy, today. And if you haven’t already, I highly recommend purchasing “Harvest“, too!

Thank you so much for keeping up to date with my authorly adventures, and for subscribing to my blog. (If you haven’t, what are you waiting for?) If you purchase any of the books in which my stories feature, please take the moment to leave a review, and be sure to drop by my Reader Group: Zoey’s Zealots on Facebook for surprise Cover Reveals, ARC opportunities, and other exciting news!

May you feast upon the flesh of your enemies!
ZX