Calling #Horror, #Thriller, and #Paranormal #IndieAuthors for #BadMoonRising

 

For the month of October, Books & Such will again be featuring Bad Moon Rising!  If you’re an indie author of horror, thriller, or paranormal books and would like to be featured, send me your info.  Free publicity, book sales (hopefully!), new authors to follow, and more books added to the TBR – what’s not to like?

Each post will feature one of your releases, a blurb, author bio, social media links, buy links, and a short interview.  If you’d like to include a giveaway or have alternative ideas for your post, I’m open to suggestions.

This is the fifth year of Bad Moon Rising and spots tend to fill up fast, so if you’d like to be included, email me at tpolen6@gmail.com.

Calling #Horror, #Thriller, and #Paranormal #IndieAuthors for #BadMoonRising

For the month of October, Books & Such will again be featuring Bad Moon Rising!  If you’re an indie author of horror, thriller, or paranormal books and would like to be featured, send me your info.  Free publicity, book sales (hopefully!), new authors to follow, and more books added to the TBR – what’s not to like?

Each post will feature one of your releases, a blurb, author bio, social media links, buy links, and a short interview.  If you’d like to include a giveaway or have alternative ideas for your post, I’m open to suggestions.

This is the fifth year of Bad Moon Rising and spots tend to fill up fast, so if you’d like to be included, email me at tpolen6@gmail.com.

Thanks For The #BadMoonRising Support!

Although it’s a lot of work, I love hosting Bad Moon Rising every year, but I couldn’t do it alone.  Thanks to everyone who supported and helped promote Bad Moon by commenting, sharing, and participating – hope to see you here next year for the five year anniversary!

P.S. – I’m waaaay behind on your blog posts, but I’m catching up slowly, but surely.

#BadMoonRising: Frostbitten: 12 Hymns of Misery by Steve Stred #horror #occult #giveaway

The winner of an ebook of Frostbitten is Hugh Roberts!  Congrats to Hugh and thanks to all who commented to enter.

Happy Halloween, and welcome to the last day of Bad Moon Rising!  As a treat (I promise it’s not a trick), today’s author will give away an e-book copy of his book to a random commenter determined by random.org.  We end this fourth year of Bad Moon with yet another testimony about evil Ouija boards.  If any of you kids (or adults) are thinking about picking one up, just read these interviews, and I promise you’ll rethink that decision.  Welcome Steve Stred!

You’re in a horror movie.  Are you the final person, the first to die, the comic relief, the skeptic, the smart one, or the killer?

I am both the final person but also the comic relief. I am a pretty sarcastic person and I spend a lot of time making little comments and quips.  Just ask my family.  I find them hilarious at least!  I would also do whatever it took to live.  So last man standing.  I can always entertain myself.

Vampires, ghosts, werewolves, or zombies – which would you least want to meet in a dark alley?

100% I would not want to meet werewolves. Other than fog, nothing scares me more in the world than werewolves.  If a werewolf was stalking me through a foggy alley, even worse.  I mean vampires are scary and sure ghosts and zombies suck in general but werewolves are freaking werewolves.  Giant wolf-men/women who want to rip you apart and can run really fast, jump really far and are really strong.  And your only defense is hoping you have silver or silver bullets around?  Not a chance.

Have you ever played with a Ouija board?

I actually have. I won’t get into too many details as I don’t want anyone identified who was there and who wouldn’t want this experience shared, but a group of us played with a Ouija board.  I was laying on my stomach, on the couch, half playing around, half admiring someone, when something happened in the room.  I was pinned to the couch by a really strong force and began to cry uncontrollably.  Incredibly unsettling and weird experience that I can’t explain.  I was in my early teens when it happened.

How do you develop your plots and characters?

I develop my plot/characters through my draft process. I typically have a fully thought out short story/novella/novel which I then point form on a word doc.  A lot of my stuff I write my first draft using the old trusty pen and paper approach.  Then I transfer to the computer and evolve as I go.  Ultimately I usually have thought about it so many times that it is just regurgitating what is in my brain to the paper.  I will normally have the title worked out when I start writing and I very rarely change the title once I get going.  I will get some feedback from my beta readers and street team and adapt as needed.

What do you like to do when you’re not writing?

I love spending time with my wife, my son and our dog. My son recently turned 2 so it’s a very exciting time filled with many tests of patience and frustrations ha-ha!  So it’s amazing watching him grow and develop.  I also spend a lot of time reading both with my son but also on my kindle.  I was a staunch advocate of physical books for many years, but since our son arrived the only way I can read is on my kindle so I have softened my beliefs.  It fills me with so much joy that he loves books so much, so I hope one day (even if he doesn’t like what I write) he is proud that I have books released.

What are you working on now?

I am always working on a bajillion things! Currently working on my second full length novel The Stranger, as well as a third novel, untitled as of now.  I am also working on my third collection of short stories, tentatively called The Night Crept In.  I have a neat compilation/novella on the go with two other writers, which I hope will see the light of day, two more of my own novellas, and another novella with another writer.  And to top it all off, I write kids-action adventure on the side for my nieces and nephews, so will be releasing some more of those things.  I haven’t officially announced it yet, but those will now be released under a pen name to reduce any confusion for readers.

Frostbitten: 12 Hymns of Misery repackages Author Steve Stred’s first two releases, here for you, in one easy to digest offering.  Taking his first short story (For Balder Walks) and his first short story anthology (The Fence: and Other Sordid Tales), and combining them, Steve has delivered a devastating mix of styles to truly work its way into your psyche.

12 Hymns of Misery is built in a similar manner to your favourite music album.

From the intricate, haunting openers of For Balder Walks and Jim, to the bridge section of creepy, action filled stories such as The Fence and Time Out Noose, coming-of-age tales like Edge of the Woods and Virtues of the Beast, culminating with the crescendo of the tortured closers; Old Man and the Alley, the reader will find themselves transported to a dozen nightmare filled landscapes, all sure to haunt the reader for years to come.

“Edge of the Woods is a dark little coming-of-age tale, bringing me right back to my childhood days on the playground.  Just the right amount of creepy, this one will leave you wanting more!”

Justin M. Woodward, Author of TAMER ANIMALS & Candy

“Time Out Noose is DAMN good!”

J.Z. Foster, Author of The Wicked Ones & Mind Wreck

Buy Link

https://www.amazon.com/Frostbitten-Hymns-Misery-Steve-Stred-ebook/dp/B07GLBGWPT/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1536870670&sr=8-6&keywords=steve+stred

Author Bio

Steve Stred is an up-an-coming Dark Horror author.  Steve is the author of the novel Invisible, the novellas Wagon Buddy, Yuri and Jane: the 816 Chronicles and two collections of short stories; Frostbitten: 12 Hymns of Misery and Left Hand Path: 13 More Tales of Black Magick.

Steve also has a number of works on the go and enjoys all this horror, occult, supernatural and paranormal.

Steve Stred is based in Edmonton, AB, Canada and lives with his wife, his son and their dog Oj.

Social Media

Website: stevestredauthor.wordpress.com
Facebook: facebook.com/stevestredauthor
Instagram: /stevestred
Twitter: twitter.com/stevestred

#BadMoonRising: The Rigel Affair by L.M. Hedrick #thriller

Werewolves?  No, thanks.  Intruder in the house?  This author takes a more practical approach.  Welcome L.M. Hedrick!

Vampires, ghosts, werewolves, or zombies – which would you least want to meet in a dark alley?

Werewolves – I don’t mind being scared, but being eaten and turned into a rabid creature is not my idea of a good dinner.

Have you ever played with a Ouija board?

Yes, and like to believe they work J

You’re home alone, but you hear footsteps in your house–what do you do? 

Grab my Walther PPK and confront.

How do you develop your plots and characters? 

Put myself in the scene and into the minds of the character… become the character and see the world through their eyes.

What tools do you feel are must-haves for writers? 

A Top quality desk and chair, great computer, pleasant surroundings – so that you can transport yourself into the story without local interference.

What do you like to do when you’re not writing? 

I am an expressionist Artist – so painting and being with my wonderful husband Bud.

What are you working on now? 

The sequel to The Rigel Affair.

Abandoned by his part-Cherokee Ma, Charlie Kincaid escapes servitude with his uncle. He jumps a boxcar, accompanied by his schoolmate Roxy, who is escaping troubles of her own. Charlie becomes a US Navy Diver.

Mattie Blanc is from a genteel New Zealand family. But when her brother’s friend persuades her to take a ride, it all goes horribly wrong. Desperate, she flees her family’s stifling expectations for a new life in Auckland.

After the 1941 Pearl Harbor attack, Charlie sets sail for Auckland aboard the USS Rigel. And there she is, the girl of his dreams. Mattie is everything that Roxy isn’t—sophisticated, tender, and patient. But the war intervenes… Rigel embarks for the Pacific war zones.

Charlie’s letters are sporadic. Mattie is tormented by doubts; did he truly love her, or was it only a dream?

The Rigel Affair produces a rip-roaring wartime romance and chilling danger unknown to most.

Pre-order Link

The Rigel Affair is available for Pre-Order at a 15% Discount prior to Dec 27,2018, using Promo Code PREORDER2018 only at:  http://www.blackrosewriting.com/historical-fiction/therigelaffair

It is also available for Pre-Order at Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and GoodReads, but no coupons apply.

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-rigel-affair-l-m-hedrick/1129687245

https://www.amazon.com/Rigel-Affair-L-M-Hedrick/dp/1684331625/ref=sr_1_1

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42079571-the-rigel-affair

Author Bio

Lynette grew up listening to her mother Mattie’s stories about her WW2 love for US Navy Diver Charlie. She used Mattie’s 30 letters from Charlie, and together with her insightful editor/advisor husband, Bud, they completed extensive research to give reality to The Rigel Affair. Lynette has published multiple short stories for NZ magazines. Both Lynette and Bud have completed numerous Creative Writing courses at Auckland University. Lynette is an accomplished expressionist Artist, with works sold internationally.

Social Media

Website:  https://lmhedrick.com/
YouTube Video:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCD6z_DVDYSgKUWptAfjp2DQ
Twitter page:  https://twitter.com/lmhedrick
Author Blog:  https://lmhedrick.com/category/blog/
Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/lmhedrick/
Instagram Page:  https://www.instagram.com/lmhedrick/
Pinterest Page:  https://www.pinterest.nz/lynette5567/pins/
LinkedIn Page:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/l-m-hedrick-88b822124/
Google Plus Page:  https://plus.google.com/u/0/101171457191732133324

#BadMoonRising: End It By The Gun by Kenechukwu Obi #thriller

Today’s author has a unique weapon of choice when faced with the zombie apocalypse.  Welcome Kenechukwu Obi!

Creepiest thing that’s ever happened while you were alone?

The feeling that the dead were about to descend on my head.

You’re home alone, but you hear footsteps in your house–what do you do?

I will take a walk around to try to figure out where they could be coming from.

In a zombie apocalypse, what is your weapon of choice?

I will put on zombie costumes, hit the streets, blend with the zombies, act like blood-tasty zombies too.

Who or what has influenced your writing, and in what way?

There are many of them. I would say Harlan Coben, Sandra Brown, J. K. Rowling, Chinua Achebe and Wole Soyinka and William Shakespeare to mention just a few. These authors and many more like them have inspired me to push the boundaries, do away with conventions in unapologetic manner, and to be very ambitious and not to be ever afraid of inventing my own writing styles that may not be popular.

What do you like to do when you’re not writing?

Sometimes I relax by hanging out, playing some music, seeing a movie or a play, reading fun magazines and books by other writers.

What are you working on now?

I am currently working on having my next novel published. I have also completed the first draft of another novel.

Strong ambition drives Beck Blades, an aspiring writer from rural Nebraska, to become obsessed with having big Hollywood studios make movies based on his fiction stories. Taking a heavy toll on his marriage, Beck’s writing ambition soon proves hard to achieve. However, he is not a man to give up, even as rejections trail his efforts. He continues to write one fiction story after another with no breakthrough, until he writes his eleventh one, the unusual one, which grabs headlines through an unexpected route. Success begins for Beck, but little does he know his female literary agent has an extra plan way beyond representation.

Buy Link

Amazon

Author Bio

Kenechukwu Obi (Ken Obi) is a Canadian writer. On the literary side of things, in which there is more in him to come, he loves to put ideas and imagination to work, creating novels, short stories, articles, plays, poetry, and song lyrics. He is a business administration student of the University of Regina in Canada.

Social Media

https://www.facebook.com/enditbythegun/
https://www.facebook.com/kenechukwu.obi.7
https://twitter.com/raskenko

#BadMoonRising: Dark Touch (Glass Star Trilogy #1) by Elle Lewis #paranormal

Unlike other authors featured in the Bad Moon series, today’s author wouldn’t mind meeting a monster in a dark alley – but she prefers one in particular.  Welcome Elle Lewis!

You’re in a horror movie.  Are you the final person, the first to die, the comic relief, the skeptic, the smart one, or the killer?

I would be the final person. I hope! I would like to think I’m the girl that can creatively use her environment, put together some makeshift weapons, and take out the killer. All while making snarky comments.

Vampires, ghosts, werewolves, or zombies – which would you least want to meet in a dark alley?

I have to put a little spin on this question and change it to – which monster would I want to meet in a dark alley?

I secretly hope to cross paths with a werewolf and get bit or scratched. I would love to be a werewolf. And I wouldn’t be the person that whines about losing their humanity. Not human anymore? Hell yes!!

In a zombie apocalypse, what is your weapon of choice?

Sawed off shot gun. And don’t forget rule #2— double tap.

How do you develop your plots and characters?

I do what I call a “shell”. It’s essentially the framework of the book from beginning to end. I outline my theme, plot, and characters. I conduct any research needed and include that as well. Once my frame work for the book is in place, I start writing. Since the shell of the book is already done with all the technical aspects already worked out, my imagination can really take off. It works well for me. Characterization is probably my favorite part of building a story. I love building characters and developing their story arch.

Who or what has influenced your writing, and in what way?

Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. I read their books at a young impressionable age and man—their words reached in and took hold. I immediately fell in love with Science Fiction/Fantasy. Those books started me on a journey that led to so many other incredible worlds. Tolkien and Lewis got into by blood, integrating Fantasy into my soul. Without them…who knows?

What do you like to do when you’re not writing?

I like to run. I love spending days on the beach. And I adore nights relaxing on the couch, with my husband, our cat cuddled next to us. Low key is my speed.

What are you working on now?

Currently I am attempting a genre cross-over into Horror. The setting is the OR of a hospital. As a procedure nurse, I have spent a lot of time in the OR. I think people in general do not like being in the hospital, and they are very nervous about being put under for surgery. I want to play with this fear and twist it into something truly horrifying. Beware. It’s going to be scary!

Sloan left home a year ago, hoping to escape her past.

One night, a chance encounter will change her life forever. Sloan crosses paths with a dangerous being. He is ancient. Evil. And she has caught his attention.

Sloan attempts to continue with day to day life but soon realizes that she has become his obsession. Not only does he stalk her by day, but he can enter her dreams, tormenting her while she sleeps.

Desperate, Sloan searches for answers. What is he? And more importantly, what does he want with her?

Sloan is running out of time. Help arrives but they are equally as terrifying as the evil being that is after her. Can Sloan trust them? She may have no choice. The dark stranger will find her soon, and when he does, he will drag her into a dark oblivion so absolute there will be no hope of resurfacing.

Preorder Link

Amazon

Author Bio

Elle Lewis lives in Orlando, Florida with her husband, son, and a phenomenal orange cat named Cheddar. She is a nurse by profession, but her heart belongs to monsters, fictional worlds, and all things conjured up by the imagination. She dreams of one day moving to the mountains and living in a small town that resembles The Shire.

 

 

Social Media

Twitter: Elle_Lewis2
Facebook page: Elle Lewis@glass.star.trilogy
Instagram: Ellelewis5
Blog: authorellelewis.blogspot.com