#BlackLivesMatter! Stories for a Cause!

ORDER INTO THE LIGHT & STILL RISING, NOW!

I have stories featuring in two stunning Limited Edition anthologies, both of which champion themes and causes which are exceedingly important! “Into the Light” is my biggest and most exciting undertaking to date. It is a USA Today List Aiming collection of Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, and Urban Fantasy that centers around justice and equality for the BIPOC community! And “Still Rising” is charity anthology dedicated to #BlackLivesMatter, where all funds raised will be donated to a relevant #BLM charity.

Even in the darkest hearts, there is always the possibility of light.

In societies where wealth, opportunities, and privileges are held by the few, the haves and have-nots vie for control…and when vampires, witches, shifters, and demons move among humans, those struggles can prove catastrophic.
But sometimes all it takes is a single voice to spark a transformation that can change worlds. Featuring 30+ stories of equality and justice from New York TimesUSA Today, and bestselling authors.
A USA Today List Aiming anthology.

Featuring The Flames of Midnight by Z. Xolton & Faedra Rose

PRE-ORDER INTO THE LIGHT, TODAY!

Stolen Lives. Twisted Histories. Lost Identities.

Forced to the margins of society, they were treated as less than human. Blamed for their own brutalization, they were expected to stay silent. Shamed out of loving freely, they were removed from the protection of the law.
Still, each time they said no.
Knocked down over and over again, they rise.
They are still rising.
Black Lives Matter, now and always.
A charity anthology.

Featuring Dark Mercy by Z. Xolton
An Infernal Kingdom story

PRE-ORDER FALLEN & STILL RISING, TODAY!

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Happy reading,
ZX.
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Happy New Year!

I think if we’re being honest most of us are more than happy to see the end of 2020, am I right? It certainly wasn’t all bad, but it’s been tough for many, myself included. That being said, I achieved a great deal as an author, and am proud of my progress and accomplishments.

I wrote my first complete 50,000 word novel during NaNoWriMo! Starting out as a short story author, it was an amazing, and exhilarating experience. Being able to sit back and see that I’d written a complete story, start to finish, in 30 days was truly surreal. With two children, all my other writing commitments, family illness, and the general dramas of 2020? I am genuinely flabbergasted that I did it!

I also achieved my goal of featuring in over 100 anthologies, which was also a considerable milestone. I promised myself I was done with anthologies…but it’s a promise I can’t keep. The gorgeous Limited Edition anthologies, especially, are brilliant for compiling personal collections and growing my own universes in which my future works will be based. So you’ll definitely see a few more anthologies popping up in 2021!

To end 2020 with a proverbial ‘bang!‘ I launched the Pre-Order for “Sweet Dreams“, an eclectic horror collection. It’s a compilation of my bestselling reprints from a variety of publications, and will also feature brand new content, too! It will be available in paperback upon release, but you can PRE-ORDER THE EBOOK NOW!

Blurb: “Walk among the decaying undead, journey to the Bermuda Triangle, and experience the greatest Cthonic grudge match in history. While you’re at it, watch out for the haunted dolls, run for your life from the swarm, and beware the Gothic church that appears out of nowhere in the abandoned warehouse district of the French Quarter… Gods, demons, ghosts, monsters, and much more awaits you!
Sweet Dreams is an eclectic horror collection by Internationally Bestselling Author Zoey Xolton. It features a variety of re-prints from previous publications, as well as new tales! Sink your teeth in, drink your fill, and dream.”

Before you go off and have a brilliant 2021… don’t forget that the Limited Edition eBook only anthology “Winter Tails” awaits you, and releases at the end of January! Filled with winter themed shifter deliciousness, you’d be crazy not to grab a copy. It features my novelette “Blood & Betrayal“, which takes place in my “Nine Realms Saga” universe! PRE-ORDER THE EBOOK NOW!

And if you’re chasing a FREE festive read before the season is over, then you can’t go past the Limited Edition collection “Curse of Christmas“! This stunning anthology features my short story “Blood & Prophecy“, which also builds upon my “Nine Realms Saga” universe! ORDER FOR FREE NOW!

While you’re at it, perhaps consider sharing the holiday love, and purchasing “Mistletoes & Mayhem“, in which I feature, and whose proceeds go to the charity, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline! ORDER THE EBOOK NOW! Your donation could save a life.

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

Hot Summer Reads!

I’m very excited to announce that I feature in not one, but two exceedingly beautiful limited edition eBook anthologies releasing in July! I’ve been insanely busy…and whilst it might be winter down here in the Southern Hemisphere, it’s bright and sunny summer time up in the Northern Hemisphere; so ease your winter blues with these fantastic reads! You won’t regret it.

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First up, we have “Of Fables & Fae” releasing on July 1st. Compiled by award winning author and anthologist, Pauline Creeden, this gorgeous anthology features my novelette “The Summer Queen“, which serves an an introduction to a future series of mine! (Isn’t the cover just so pretty?) Check out the blurb for the anthology…

The Fae can be tricky creatures. Some manipulate humans while others avoid them. Will you be fooled by the glamour and magic? With more than 700 pages of captivating fiction, you’ll be enchanted by fairy queens, surrounded by pixies, ride alongside creatures to lands unknown, and fear whether each new Fae you meet is friend or foe.

With stories from:
Bokerah Brumley
Anna Santos
Margo Bond Collins
Anthea Sharp
Samantha Coville
Majanka Verstraete
Kat Parrish
Zoey Xolton
Stacey Jaine McIntosh
Caroline A. Gill
Krystal Pena
and Pauline Creeden

Are you ready to get lost in the land of Faerie before your chance is lost forever? Then order this limited-edition collection of exclusive material from these USA Today and award-winning authors TODAY!

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And second, we have “Summer Night Shifts“, the second installment in USA Today Best Selling author and anthologist, Margo Bond CollinsSeasonal Shifter Romance Collection! My novelette “Blood & Memory” features within, and is one of many same-world stories I’ll be sharing via Limited Edition anthologies. Each one tells a tale from my main series, and gives you further insight into the characters, their relationships, and their pasts…

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Read on for the blurb, below…

Unleash the beast within!

Fall in love with shifters stalking through the moonlit heat of a summer night.
Join the hunt as these shifters slide through the shadows unseen, stalk their enemies, pursue their loves, and take down their prey.
Sink your teeth into 20+ stories of hot city streets, steamy tropical jungles, pack politics, and fated mates as the heroines and heroines embrace their inner animals.
Fans of Dannika Dark, Terry Bolryder, Celia Kyle, Eva Chase, and T.S. Joyce will love this sizzling collection of shifter tales!

Featuring the following authors:
May Dawson
Lacey Carter Andersen
Joanna Mazurkiewicz
Margo Bond Collins
Elvira Bathory
Jen Ponce
Lexi Ostrow
Krista Ames
Ashley Amy
Jasmine Cross
J. A. Cummings
Jocelyn Dex
Trinity Hanrahan
Imani L. Hawkins
Ivy Hearne
Meghyn King
Justine Kitay
Tracey H. Kitts
Cassie Leigh
Stacey Jaine McIntosh
Mandy Melanson
Niobe Marsh
Sharon Rose Mayes
Eve L. Mitchell
Kat Parrish
Krystal Pena
Eden Rose
Tricia Schneider
Salem Storm
KT Strange
R.L. Wilson
Zoey Xolton

Pre-Order your copy and find your summer shifter match, TODAY!

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I hope you’ll support myself, and all the authors involved in these incredible collections by picking up your copies ASAP! For just 99c each on Pre-Order, how can you go wrong? There are a great variety of voices, genres, and types of fae, and shifters to enjoy… You may just find a new author, or three, whose tales really speak to you!

Thank you for reading! Please feel free to share my blog with your friends…

May you feast upon the flesh of your enemies!
ZX

 

Lockdown Madness

I missed April’s monthly blog! (I haven’t missed a post in ages, so it’s irking my OCD! Argh.) The reason I missed it is because I’ve been incredibly busy! I feel like one of those late 80’s – early 90’s cartoons, where a character gets slapped or hit in the face with a baseball bat…and their head just spins around, and around. So you could certainly say I feel overwhelmed, and the toll on my mental health has been high…but I’ve achieved a lot! Continue reading “Lockdown Madness”