Monday, October 4, 2010

Victory Tales Press Presents Two Halloween Collections!


Meet the authors of A Halloween Collection Anthology: Sweet:

Markee Anderson, author of Go On Without Me

Markee Anderson makes her home in Wisconsin, with her husband, three teenagers, and a few pets. She loves writing contemporary romances and mysteries, mostly sweet, where the heroine is tough and the hero is fun-loving. With three teenagers, writing is an escape for her. And since her husband seems to be lacking the romance gene (he’d laugh at that comment), her ultimate goal is to teach him a few things.

You may find out more about this author at her website. Her author page with her books on Kindle can be found at and her books are for sale on Smashwords.com, as well.

What genre inspires your writing?

Cozy mysteries, contemporary and inspirational romances


What are your current projects and works in progress?

Right now, I’m considering putting one of my series of cozy mystery/romance books out to self-publishing, but need to write more of the series to make it worth my while. I’m also working on a series of books for an agent who hasn’t signed me yet, but is requesting the first of the series.


Tell the readers where they can find you:

I’m at http://www.markeeanderson.com/

Charlotte Raby, author of Honor Cafe

After home schooling her two daughters and playing a perfectly brilliant domesticate for 13 years, Charlotte Raby is now a full-time writer. She also runs a part-time formal wear alterations business and is a gourmet cook. Food turns up in most of her stories. You can find more about her books at charlotteraby.com

What genre inspires your writing?

I like cozy, human stories but with something 'not quite right' about them. I'm reading some books by Susan Wittig Arthur - they're cozy mysteries featuring Beatrix Potter, and the animals in the story talk (couldn't get sweeter than that) and have lives of their own, and help the humans. It's not paranormal, but it's not quite right, either!


What are your current projects and works in progress?

I have two YA novels in the works. One is about a mermaid who wakes up at the bottom of the ocean not knowing who she is or how she got there. The other is about a girl whose mother has unknowingly bought a cursed shawl that begins to turn her into a werewolf. I also have an adult novel in progress about a young woman photographer whose plane crashes into the Congo and how she survives - it's an examination of humanity and how we define it.


Tell the readers where they can find you:

My website is www.charlotteraby.com

Rita Hestand, author of Halloween Witness

Rita Hestand is a romance and children’s writer. She is also a mother and grandmother who loves her home state of Texas. Widowed three years ago, she now devotes most of her time to writing and promoting her work.

Her interests include writing (of course), bowling, reading, roller skating, going to kid parties and watching her grandkids grow up. Another hobby she’s had for years is people watching. Noting how people dress, their mannerisms, things they do, things they say, just watching helps her build characters in her head for her fantastic stories. Visit with Rita to find out about all the wonderful books she has available at ritahestand.com

What genre inspires your writing?

As far as genre's go, I'd have to say first that the Romance genre itself inspires me because without romance this world would be so void of the good things in life. Romance, love, the good life all go together. Historical romance inspires me to write more mainstream and gives me the opportunity to delve deeply into our roots for research. I love researching, I guess a writer tends to get hooked on that sort of thing. There's just so much to learn. So many things we take for granted were accomplished by blood, sweat and tears. When I want a break I like to think contemporary romance because it is usually light and fun to write. But I think the very word "Romance" inspir4es me. I see a romance in many things. A child loses a baloon to a breeze and a stranger, a woman, helps her try to catch it, while bumping into handsome dad. A girl almost gets hit on a bicycle but the driver can't do enough for her, naturally he's tall, dark and handsome. When I think historical I think, Rawhide, Gunsmoke, the Big Valley. Cowboys are a favorite of mine, why not, I'm from Texas and I see a lot of cute ones all the time.


What are your current projects and works in progress? Right now I'm writing another post civil war story, interracial. Can't wait to get this one out. Love Rules is a ride through history. Then I'm also trying to finish "Sweeter Than Wine", a contemporary that is a spin off of Heart of the Wild. Mail Order Nanny is next in contemps for me. So as you can see I'm a busy beaver. I have two other historicals coming out "Better Off Without" soon, and "Always Remember."


Tell the readers where they can find you: You can find me at: Smashwords http://ritahestand.com/

Find me on Linkin.com/ritahestand

http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/Redameter


Christine E. Schulze, author of The Memory Charmer and the Boy Next Door

Christine E. Schulze has been writing books and stories for about fifteen years, ever since she was old enough to write. When she's not writing or learning from the literary masters such as Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and Diana Wynn Jones (a few of her favorites), she likes to play her piano, sing, draw, compose music, and hang out with her friends, especially Sarah, Sascha, and Jonny. Christine lives in Shiloh, Illinois, with her mom, Dianne; her dogs, Oreo, Honey, and Tootsie; and her rabbit, Thumpy.

This story is part of a novel Christine E. Schulze hopes to publish in the future entitled Memory Charmer. Please learn more about her at christineeschulze.webs.com

What genre inspires your writing?

Fantasy, fantasy, FANTASY! Including Christian fantasy especially, paranormal, and I’ve also recently gotten a bit into reading and writing horror—or trying to. That about sums it up for me. I try to incorporate both familiar elements and fresh, new ideas, worlds, characters, and creatures in my books. Plot is important too; I like a deep plot with surprises that keep readers on their toes! My story for the anthology, The Memory Charmer and the Boy Next Door, is actually part of a novel I'll be e-publishing with Writers-Exchange entitled Memory Charmer. Look for its release so you can read the tale in full!


What are your current projects and works in progress?

Well, now that so many of my “normal” works are written and being published, I’m breaking into a bit more experimental fields. One book, entitled You Fairie I, is what I like to call my “video game in a book”. It’s one of those which-way books where the reader makes choices as to which way the story will go as they read along. But the choices won’t be lame and mediocre as in some such books. The choices will be few but very pivotal to how the plot and characters develop. In essence, you can end up destroying or saving a whole world—and perhaps even your own heart and soul.


Another project of mine is entitled Silent Hero and is a fan fiction of my favorite video game series of all time, The Legend of Zelda. Zelda has inspired so many of my other works ever since I was eight years old. I have contemplated writing a fan novel for some time now and have finally decided to take the plunge. This is my first fan-based work, so I want to take my time and do it right, though I’m hoping to release it this spring. It will be available in ebook form on sites like Smashwords, Goodreads, and others where free ebooks can be downloaded and traded. I’d love to publish a print version, but I’d have to charge money, and as an aspiring author, I’m not yet looking to get sued by Nintendo.


Well, that’s about it for now, save promoting my current works. Bloodmaiden is my first release from Old Line Publishing, and in November I should be releasing Tears of a Vampire Prince: the First Krystine with Old Line. Though it will be available in print and eventually as an ebook, it serves as a companion to my ebook, Golden Healer, Dark Enchantress, published this spring by Writers-Exchange.


Tell the readers where they can find you:

Readers can find both myself and my books on sites like Amazon and Goodreads, as well as these locations:

1. My Official Site

http://christineeschulze.webs.com/

2. My Blog

www.goldenhealerartwork.blogspot.com

3. My Forums

http://goldenhealerfantasy.forumotion.net/

4. My Goodreads—check this one out as I’ll be hosting give-aways from time to time where you can enter to win free books! ^_^

http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3242087.Christine_E_Schulze


Genres that in
spire me?

I like any story that is peopled with characters that interest me and have multi-level plots. I even like some science fiction like Star Trek. The important thing is that it tells a good story, or, if it's humor, I keep laughing. I get inspired by the news and by personal experiences.

Kate Kindle, author of I Love Pie!

A writer since childhood, Kate Kindle has worked as a journalist and a school teacher. Besides writing, her hobbies include hockey (the Penguins and the Rangers) and celebrity watching. Ms. Kindle’s favorite celebrities are (Duchess) Fergie Ferguson and Cherry Jones (star of '24') because she actually saw both recently on the NY subway. Her latest novel, Angel’s Requiem, is now available on Smashwords.

Stop by Kate Kindle’s blog at http://kindlecloudnine.blogspot.com or her website at kkindle.net to learn more about her other projects. She loves comments and information sharing.

What projects am I working on?

I am working on getting my Smashwords-produced ebook, "Angel's Requiem" published in print and it will be out in a matter of weeks through CreateSpace and available as well on my blogsite. Mainly, I am working hard to get "A Halloween Collection Anthology" promoted on the Web (there will be a review on RomanceReadersConnection.com in approximately one week). Go to my blog, http://kindlecloudnine.blogspot.com to comment on my review of the anthology, dated September 26, and to get a chance to win a print version of our anthology.

Where can your readers find me?

Go to
http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/12422 to purchase my murder suspense novel, "Angel's Requiem". Purchase the ebook for $3.99, write a comment on the title page at Smashwords a
nd leave an email so I can arrange to send you the print version for the cost of delivery. Follow my blog, http://kindlecloudnine .blogspot.com for discussions of books and current topics.

Meet the authors of A Halloween Collection Anthology: Stimulating

Cheryl Pierson, author of Always and Forever

Cheryl Pierson is a native of Oklahoma. She lives in the Oklahoma City metro area with her husband. The mother of two grown children, and pet-sitter on occasion, she is always busy. A romance author who loves to read, Cheryl also teaches novel writing classes and is co-owner of West Winds Media, an editing/teaching business for writers. She writes short stories that have been published by Adams Media, novel manuscripts, and has written a screenplay.

Her novel, Fire Eyes, was an Epic Award Finalist and Cheryl recently received the PRN PEARL Awards Honorable Mention as Best New Author of 2009. She also placed third in the San Antonio Romance Authors (SARA) Merritt Contest with her newest novel, Gabriel’s Law.

To learn more about Cheryl and her exciting books, visit her at www.cherylpierson.com

What genre inspires your writing?

I love westerns. They will always be my first love although I read and write other genres as well. So I guess I would say, westerns, paranormal, and contemporary.


What are your current projects and works in progress?

My current projects, besides my short story ALWAYS AND FOREVER that appears in A HALLOWEEN COLLECTION: STIMULATING, are that I just had a release from The Wild Rose Press on October 1--my first full length contemporary novel, SWEET DANGER about a hostage situation in a deli. It's very tense and gritty, and quite a departure from my historical westerns. I have two historical westerns under consideration at Berkley Publishing, GABRIEL'S LAW and TIME PLAINS DRIFTER, and I have three short stories that will be coming out in the VICTORY TALES PRESS Christmas anthologies. One of those stories, SCARLET RIBBONS, is a story I knew I had to write some way, somehow, and once I wrote it, VTP seemed to be the perfect venue for it. It's a western, and so is HOMECOMING, one of the other Christmas stories. WHITE CHRISTMAS is a contemporary.

My WIPS are OF DREAMS FORGOTTEN, a contemporary romantic suspense that I'm about to wind up and send to Berkley for consideration, TIME PLAINS GUARDIAN, a sequel to TIME PLAINS DRIFTER, and two other short stories that are coming together for VICTORY TALES PRESS anthologies for 2011.


Tell the readers where they can find you:

SWEET DANGER and my other Wild Rose Press stories are available here:

http://www.thewildrosepress.com/cheryl-pierson-m-534.html?zenid=4043ffdc8b461edb0a318d76b2e1f61d

My website is www.cherylpierson.com

You can friend me on Facebook and you can e-mail me at fabkat_edit@yahoo.com (I'd love to hear from everyone!)

Laura Shinn, author of Conceived in Darkness

Laura Shinn has a wonderful husband (since 1986) and two boys, Josh (born 1991) and Nathan (born 1998). They currently live south of Fort Worth, Texas. They have four dogs, three which were rescued from the local pound and a miniature Schnauzer named Elsie May.

Laura loves to read and the desire to write comes to her daily. New ideas for novels pop into her head at the most inconvenient times, particularly while in the shower or driving.

An award-winning cover artist, Laura struggles to find time for completing professionally crafted book covers, writing new stories, and spending time with family.

Visit Laura to find out more about her busy world and all of her great projects at:

www.laurashinn.com

What genre inspires your writing?

For me, everything I take in from all of my senses provides me with my inspiration, not just a single genre. Depending on what inspiration I receive will determine the genre for that particular story. And in many cases, the story will cover more than one genre. I try to keep myself open to any storyline and any genre then go from there.


What are your current projects and works in progress?

I have a short story in the Christmas Collection Anthology: Spicy coming out very soon, mid-November. I'm currently writing like mad to finish "Night Avenger," my sequel to last year's "Night Hunter." There will be a third book next Halloween. I also have the first book in my 4-book PSI series which I hope to release before the end of the year, as time allows. I have a few single-titles in progress as well.


And in my mother's memory, I'd like to complete the prayer book for teens she began, but passed away before she could finish. This is a goal of mine that I'd like to see done and published before the Spring of 2011, if not sooner.


Tell the readers where they can find you:

www.laurashinn.com

Rebecca J. Vickery, author of A Haunting Love

Rebecca J. Vickery writes contemporary romance with a twist of the paranormal (special gifts), adventure, mystery, or suspense along the way to a happy ever after ending. She also added speculative fiction and suspense short stories to her list and is enjoying the new challenge. Most recently Rebecca founded Victory Tales Press, a small independent press for a select group of authors. She also began an Indie-Publishing Press to help other authors self-publish, simply called Publishing by Rebecca J. Vickery

Married to the same extremely patient man since 1975, Rebecca has one son and three wonderful grandchildren plus a neurotic toy poodle. She is the primary caregiver for her mother and a firm believer in the saving grace of God.

To keep up with Rebecca’s latest projects visit www.romancewithatwist.com

What genre inspires your writing?

Whenever I read psychic mysteries or suspenseful romance, they always inspire me to write. But I can read a sweet love story sometimes and become inspired. It doesn't take much for my imagination to go whirling off or for characters to take over my mind.

What are your current projects and works in progress?
I am currently working on the four books to be released in the Christmas Anthologies for Victory Tales Press. I have a story in the Stimulating book titled Christmas on the Run. I'm also working on two full-length novels, both about women with special psychic gifts. One titled Healing Rain is about a touch healer and the other is titled Finding Treasure and is about a woman who finds lost objects. With the help of Laura Shinn, we are now publishing Westerns under the imprint of Western Trail Blazer in addition to my work with authors through Publishing by Rebecca J. Vickery.

Tell the readers where they can find you:
http://romancewithatwist.com/
http://rebeccajvickery.com/
http://victorytalespress.yolasite.com/
http://westerntrailblazer.yolasite.com/

Karen Michelle Nutt, author of The Curse of Tempest Gate

Karen Michelle Nutt lives in California with her husband, three fascinating children, four dogs, three cats, and a guinea pig. Jack, her Chihuahua/Yorkshire terrier is her writing buddy and sits long hours with her at the computer.

Her book Lost in the Mist of Time was nominated for New Books Review Spotlight Best Fantasy Book of the Year Award. A Twist of Fate was a nominee for Best Time Travel P.E.A.R.L. Award for 2008. Creighton Manor won Honorable Mention P.E.A.R.L. Award 2009.

In her spare time, she reviews books for PNR—Paranormal Romance Reviews. An avid reader of history, romance, and the paranormal, she tends to combine the three in her writings. She enjoys travel, old movies, books, and the chance to weave a tale.

She currently writes for: The Wild Rose Press, Highland Press, Tease Publishing and Victory Tales Press and Rebecca J. Vickery Publishing.

Visit the author at www.kmnbooks.com.

Ms. Nutt specializes in Time Travel and Otherworldly Romances

What genre inspires your writing?

All things paranormal from shifters to time travel. I love to travel and often find when I go to a place an unexpected inspiration will spark my imagination. It could be ancient myths for a paranormal setting or the history of the land may trigger a time travel adventure. You can usually find a wee bit a magic woven into my tales.

What are your current projects and works in progress?
I’m just finishing up on my Christmas story for Victory Tales Press. It’s set in 1890’s, Arizona. My inspiration was a stagecoach robbery where the gold and silver from Wells Fargo were never found.

Sheriff Jace Kelly is a widower raising a six-year old daughter with the gift of sight. Emma Kelly predicts her father will meet a dark-haired woman with green eyes and shamrocks in her pocket. Jace dismisses his daughter’s dream as only a dream and not a premonition. For one thing, it’s in the middle of winter in Northern Arizona, shamrocks would be difficult to find, but when JoBeth Riley, the infamous outlaw with dark hair and green eyes is brought in, Emma is convince this woman will be her new mother.

I’m currently working on the second story in my Fallen Angel’s series. This will Lucca’s tale in the Warriors for the Light series. I’m also working closely with my daughter on a paranormal tale with angels, demons and souls worth saving. I’m really excited about this project. Tentatively the title is Ever After.

I finished my tale, Magic of the Loch. It’s a shapeshifter tale set in Scotland. It’s currently under consideration for publication. I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

You can find me at:

http://www.kmnbooks.com

and of course here at KMN Books Blogspot: http://kmnbooks.blogspot.com

Twitter KMNbooks and facebook, too.

****Contest: A pdf copy of each of the anthologies will be given away! Two winners! Two chances! All you need to do is ask a question or leave a comment. If you like, tell us about your favorite Halloween movie or book. We'd love to hear from you.

49 comments:

SiNn said... Best Blogger Tips

those sound absolutly awesome id have to say im a horror movie fanatic so much i adore the 8 films to die for year round all 3 now 4 collections of it my fav all time movie will always be It By steven king king is the master when comes to fear and horror of course so does wes craven I think the two should team up and do one seriously twisted horror film would be well awesome

Markee said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you for having us here, Karen!! I write for the sweet anthology, which was fun, because it's outside my regular subject matter. I hope everyone enjoys the stories!

Rebecca J Vickery said... Best Blogger Tips

HI Karen and all you Halloween Lovers! I am like a kid at Halloween and love the costumes and the movies and scary stories and legends. My story, A Haunting Love, is in the Stimulating Anthology. I think my favorite Halloween movies are the old black & whites with Bela Lugosi and Lon Chaney as Dracula and the Wolfman.

katekindle said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi, Karen. You have a great looking blog.The notion of Halloween Anthologies is unique from what I can see, surfing the net bookstores. Single stories, or anthologies for Christmas,yes, they're there, but not for other times of the year. I'm in "Sweet" and I don't know which of those stories in there I like best. I'll be reading them again. Stop over at my blog for a chance to win a print copy of "Halloween....Sweet".

greenduckie13 said... Best Blogger Tips

The books sound good. I love the cartoon Halloween movies the best. I think they're cute and fun.

Cheryl said... Best Blogger Tips

Hey, Karen,
Thanks so much for having us all over here at your wonderful blog. I LOVE your blog. VERY COOL! I have a story in the stimulating Halloween collection, and I wanted to tell you, I started reading through that edition last night--of course, I started at the beginning, and that means...KAREN M. NUTT! LOL I'm really loving your story, THE CURSE OF TEMPEST GATE, and you know you made me want to just scream, NOOOOOOO DON'T DO IT!!!!!!! LOLLOL All the stories look wonderful, and I'm looking forward to reading them and so glad to be a part of VTP's anthologies. OH, about old b&w movies--I remember one when I was just a kid--so it must have been made in the 30's or 40's, and it was called BLACK SUNDAY. Scared the dickens out of me. LOL
Cheryl

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

Hello Everyone!! I hope you have a Spooktacular day!!!

Hi SiNn,
You like the scary stories. They're too much form me. I am enjoying the series Haven (based loosely on Stephen Kings Colorado Kid.) Have you seen it?

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Markee,

I can go for hauntingly sweet. :)

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

Hey Becca,

I'm with you about Halloween. It's my favorite time of the year! I love Hocus Pocus and Casper, but I also like a good Dracula movie and The Wolfman is a definite classic.

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks Kate!
I'm so glad you could be with us today. I agree with you about the Halloween anthologies being unique. I haven't really seen any.

Win a print copy-- cool! We'll all have to pop on over and say hi.

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

greenduckie13,

Cartoons-- I like the Mickey Mouse Lonesome Ghost. Silly Symphony - The Skeleton Dance is a black and white classic.

Which one is your favorite?

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

Hello Cheryl!!

I'm so glad you're enjoying The Curse of Tempest Gate.

I just finished the my Christmas short so hopefully I can indulge in reading the Halloween tales. Can't wait!

Never saw Black Sunday. It was probably a good idea. lol

charlotte said... Best Blogger Tips

Hey Everyone,

finally remembered my password for my google account! LOL! I like the older movies, too - werewolf flicks in black and white. And I've enjoyed Steven King. I never enjoyed the Jason-type movies. What was that one movie that came out about 13 years ago - the something witch - if followed kids around in the woods with a home video camera. That scared me!

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Charlotte,

Are you thinking of the Blair Witch Project?

Markee said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh my gosh, Karen, I LOVE Haven!!! I look forward to it ALL week long, just waiting for Audrey and Nathan to finally kiss. I don't think I look forward to any other show that much. And it's kind of scary, too! Thanks for mentioning it!

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

Markee,

No problem. :) Haven's one of my favorite shows, too. It has it all- suspense, the eerie factor and a bit of romance thrown in just for fun. I can't wait until Audry and Nathan kiss, too. Didn't you just love it when Nathan was trying to touch her to see if he could feel? Man, my daughter and I were cracking up.

It's definitely an intriguing show with more to be revealed.

Markee said... Best Blogger Tips

Do you mean when he wanted to see if she was the shape-shifter or was real? That just about killed me...man...he was moving fast, too! I love that show. My daughter likes Duke. HA! Not me...Nathan, for sure!

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

No, I'm talking about the episode where they are just talking. They're leaning against a railing and he's trying to edge his hand near hers just to see if he can still feel her touch. His hand touches hers on the railing and she kind of gives him a look like "what are you doing" but brushes it off. That just tickled me.

Duke-- I gotta say I do like the bad boy, too. lol I love the banter between him and Nathan.

Markee said... Best Blogger Tips

OH! I have to go back and watch the tapes (I usually multitask when watching TV). I think I'll do that right now, because we tape that show in case we miss it.

Anyway, it just cracks me up, too. Nathan's such an introvert. But she brings out his personality more than anyone else.

Duke IS a bad boy. Now I'm worried that my daughter's attracted to that type...she's 16 and just started dating. UH-OH!!!

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

lol-- I don't think you have to worry about your daughter. My daughter is 18. She likes Duke, too, but she's got a good head on her shoulders.

I love the bad boy in books and movies, but no way would I want him in my real life. lol

Markee said... Best Blogger Tips

He does have some 'issues,' for sure. And I'm glad to hear your daughter likes Duke and is okay. HA! I never know with my daughter!

OK...I'm watching 'The Hand You're Dealt' (the one about the kid who can burn people with his mind) and Nathan just shook her hand at a railing over the pool that boiled...and she asked him if he was okay. Is that the scene?

charlotte said... Best Blogger Tips

Yes, Karen - the Blair Witch Project! That was pretty scary!

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

Markee,

Yeah, that was the scene. I know it's a simple scene and if you blinked you'd miss it, but it made me chuckle.

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

Charlotte,

When the Blair Witch Project first came out, I thought it was based on a true story. It's creepy all right.

Did anyone see Paranormal Activity?
My husband and I saw it in the theater when it first came out. So the place was pact. I'm not sure if I was scared over what was going on in the film or if the people reactions to the scenes were freaking me out. lol

Markee said... Best Blogger Tips

Ya gotta love Haven...the little town with more 'troubles' than it should have. HA!

Judy said... Best Blogger Tips

Both of these collections and all of the stories look like must reads. I love all the spooky tales. I would rather read them instad of watching them. I keep my eyes covered when I go to the movies:)

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

Judy,

I take it Paranormal Activity would be out. lol If I were to choose a Halloween tale above all others, I would prefer Hocus Pocus. That's about as scared as I want to be. :)

Thanks for stopping by.

Laura said... Best Blogger Tips

Karen:

"If I were to choose a Halloween tale above all others, I would prefer Hocus Pocus. That's about as scared as I want to be."

Our family can't get through one Halloween without watching some of the scary classics. My hubby likes the orginal Halloween movie with Jamie Lee Curtis. I like Van Helsing with the yummy Hugh Jackman. Great movie! *gg*

Thanks, Karen, for featuring both anthologies here today!! All of us really appreciate it! *G*

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

Laura,

I'm happy to have you all here, today!

aarbaugh said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for such a wonderful post. I'm going to add these to my TBR list. I love scary movies, but not the slasher types. Hocus Pocus for the family, but among the others are Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, It and a number of Stephen King ones. For the books, perhaps Carrie and some Poe. I started on my creepy stuff over the weekend. I switch to family-oriented in November.

Debra St. John said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow, ladies...sounds like a whole bunch of great stories here!

I'm not much for horror and gore, so I guess I don't really have a favorite Halloween-type movie. (Unless you go with "It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown"!)

debrastjohn08@yahoo.com

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

Aarbaugh,

Edgar Allen Poe-- is perfect for Halloween. His tales are chilling.

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Debra,

It's always wonderful to chat with you.

"It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown"
Sure it counts as a Halloween story.

Golden Healer said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi, all! I am the author of "The Memory Charmer and the Boy Next Door". This fantasy/suspense story with a twist of romance and horror is actually also an excerpt from my novel entitled "Memory Charmer". It is second in the Stregoni Sequence, following "Golden Healer, Dark Enchantress" which was recently e-published by Writers-Exchange, available on their website and Amazon as well.

While the first book in the series involves my own spin on vampires, "Memory Charmer" explores a different kind of fantastical being under a curse which forces him to feed upon people's memories to survive.

Well, hope you enjoy the story! I have lots of books and ebooks you can check out on sites like Amazon, Goodreads, and my personal site: http;//ChristineESchulze.webs.com

*Thanks to Jonny for helping create it!

God bless, happy reading, and may you be both enraptured and inspired!

Happy Halloween, all! ^_^

Golden Healer said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi, all! I am the author of "The Memory Charmer and the Boy Next Door". This fantasy/suspense story with a twist of romance and horror is actually also an excerpt from my novel entitled "Memory Charmer". It is second in the Stregoni Sequence, following "Golden Healer, Dark Enchantress" which was recently e-published by Writers-Exchange, available on their website and Amazon as well.

While the first book in the series involves my own spin on vampires, "Memory Charmer" explores a different kind of fantastical being under a curse which forces him to feed upon people's memories to survive.

Well, hope you enjoy the story! I have lots of books and ebooks you can check out on sites like Amazon, Goodreads, and my personal site: http;//ChristineESchulze.webs.com

*Thanks to Jonny for helping create it!

God bless, happy reading, and may you be both enraptured and inspired!

Happy Halloween, all! ^_^

Rebecca J Vickery said... Best Blogger Tips

I have not seen Haven but am now very interested to see what I've been missing. I thought Hocus Pocus was good and could not bring myself to watch the Blair Witch Project or any of the Freddy Kruger or Jason movies. I think Ghostbusters and ET were good Halloween movies and we let the grands watch those. LOL

Markee said... Best Blogger Tips

I LOVED Ghostbusters...even the second one! ET...that was a fun movie, too. My son's been watching movies with friends in college--Rocky Horror Picture Show, and have been talking about Little Shop of Horrors. I can't get the Little Shop of Horrors songs out of my head now! But the fun Halloween movies--the ones that make me laugh--are the best, I think.

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

I love Ghostbusters. How did I forget that one?

Freddie Kruger and all the other hack-them-up movies--I can't watch them.

Markee said... Best Blogger Tips

My darling husband made me watch all the Freddy Kruger movies before we were married (I'm still not sure what kind of 'test' that was). After the first two, the rest are ho-hum.

I also like the Simpson's Halloween Specials. They're fun!

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

Markee,

Maybe your hubby was hoping for you to jump into his arms so he could keep you safe. lol

Markee said... Best Blogger Tips

I think you're right, but I didn't get that at all (I think I'm a little dense sometimes). Instead, I complained that I hated those kinds of movies, making him laugh at me. And yes, that marriage is still going strong, almost 20 years later...but no more horror movies for me! No, now I'm trying to 'train' him to be romantic. He thinks it's hilarious!

Golden Healer said... Best Blogger Tips

Yes, yes, Hocus Pocus indeed. ^_^ And E.T....save it makes me cry at the end...

I can't watch too creepy of things or else I am genuinely creeped out for several nights straight. Like, even some older movies, like "The Omen". That was a freaky kid, and the actor was perfectly fit to portray his freakiness.

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm still freaked out over the Omen. I'm talking about the older movies around the 80s I believe. The kid was creepy then, too. I think they did a remake not too long ago.

Golden Healer said... Best Blogger Tips

Yeah, that's what I meant. The older, original film. I won't even touch the new version, lol...

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

Yeah, I won't touch it either. I'm off to watch Halloween Town, right now.

StephB said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow! Both Anthologies look GREAT! I'm a big Cheryl Pierson fan so my question is for Cheryl - How do you like writing genres? Is it fun? Challenging? Daunting?

I'd love a copy of the stimulating anthology. hehe

Smiles
Steph

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Hey Steph!!! Good to see you over here!!!And wow, what a nice thing for you to say--I think you are maybe my first OFFICIAL FAN. Seriously!

I love the switching around. You know, in my former life, I wrote and sold newspaper articles and short stories that were completely different types of stories--no fiction--Chicken Soup and Adams Media (Rocking Chair Reader). So these short stories are a wonderful kind of escape compared to delving back into my growing up years to come up with material. LOL

I really love being able to write these short stories for VTP anthologies that give us so much freedom with length and subgenre. So I have to thank Rebecca for coming up with this wonderful idea of hers and working so hard to make her dream come true along with Laura, of course!

Making the switch to contemporary with the full length novels is harder than the short stories, but I will never give up my historicals--you know how I love my cowboys!

Thanks for all your support, Steph. You are a dear friend!

Hugs,
Cheryl

Golden Healer said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh, I did like Halloween Town. Sadly though, never got to view the sequels.

Golden Healer said... Best Blogger Tips

To Charolette: Your two YA fantasy books sound truly awesome! Do keep us at Victory Tales updated on their progress. Sounds like you have some unique ideas. I still haven't done mermaids but need to sometime... ^_^