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

Shifter Mania Unleashed!

featured graphic editedIn case you hadn’t heard… Midsummer Night Shifts, a Limited Edition (eBook only) Summer Shifter Romance Collection, has released! This stunning anthology features my novelette “Blood & Memory“, which is a part of my The Nine Realms Saga world. If you love traditional gothic vampires, and paranormal romances set against a Victorian styled setting, then you’ll love my contribution to this exciting publication. I’d be over the moon if you’d consider ordering a copy!

Read the blurb to “Blood & Memory“, below:

Saved from True Death by the ancient and enigmatic vampyre, Prince Anton Drăculea, ever youthful Natália spends her days keeping house, educating herself, and caring for her father; and her nights cleaning mortal vermin from the streets of Ungaria.
The Watchman’s daughter has always wondered why the famed prince, with his blood ties to the Dökkálfar of Álfheim, chose to save her those seventeen years ago… A seemingly chance meeting with a vampyre lord, and an invitation to the prince’s Black Masquerade Ball may just lead to the answers her heart has been seeking.

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I hope the story excites you as much as it does me! So far the collection as a whole, and “Blood & Memory” have received some fantastic reviews on Amazon:

“An anthology packed with quality. I have to start by pointing out the tremendous value for money this anthology is. Its pages hold multiple novelettes of outstanding quality, and readers will find at least one story they’ll love and more than likely more.
I can honestly say I enjoyed every tale in Midsummer Night Shifts, though the stand outs were the stories from Zoey Xolton and Stacey Jaine McIntosh – thrilling, creative and written to an exacting standard.”
– David Green

“A moving work, all the tales are told with beautiful darkness mixed with romance. Every single tale told of romance in a way that presented darkness with such flowing eloquence, making for a write which gave the reader a very different perspective on the subjects within the pages.
Zoey Xolton’s ‘Blood and Memory’ has the elements of classic literature sounding like the likes of Charlotte Bronte, Mary Shelly and many others all mixed together with a different element which I cannot quite place.
All in all, a wonderfully written book, which was a sheer joy to read.”
– Stuart James Crossley

“A great collection of fantastic fiction. There is something for everyone.
Stand out for me was ‘Blood and Memory’ by Zoey Xolton. A rich world is the backdrop of story of soulmates and forever love. Beautiful!”
– Rainbow Abi

Purchase your copy of “Midsummer Night Shifts” NOW!

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May you feast upon the flesh of your enemies!
ZX