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

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