#BadMoonRising: Defined (Price MacCann Assassin Series #1) by Mary Ellen Quire #thriller

It’s the weekend!  And mine is fantastic, because we have family here for the next few days – and Halloween is just around the corner.  Today’s featured author knows the part she’d play in a horror movie – and has even written a mini scene about it.  Welcome Mary Ellen Quire!

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 think it would be a tie between skeptic and the first to die.  My character would be like “Oh, come on!  There is nothing hiding in the closet.  It’s just your imagination.”  Character opens closet door to reveal an axe murderer.  One swing.  Yep, first to die.

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

I’d have to say zombies.  In fact, out of all monsters of lore they are my least favorite.  There’s just something about a mobile rotting corpse that sends chills up my spine.

If you were paid to spend the night in a haunted house, would you do it?

Of course but I wouldn’t want to do it alone.  Someone needs to be there to dial 911.

What is the hardest part of writing?

Straight up for me is just doing it.  When I first started writing, it was easy as pie to stay focused.  As the years have gone by though, there are more and more distractions pulling me away from the computer screen.  The struggle is real folks.

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

If I were to be honest, I’d have to say Stephen King.  I love the way he uses his character’s thoughts to develop them and give them life.  When I first started reading his work I found this style annoying, thinking it was more like mental word vomit, but reading on through many of his books I came to love it.  The style helped me get to know more about the character and even though I couldn’t always relate to him/her it created a bond and made the tale even more entertaining.

With that in mind, I have been putting more and more of this creative style into my own work.  Character development is truly one of my favorite things about writing.

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

Well, reading of course.  I also am a documentary junkie; astrology and history are my favorites.

Price MacCann grew up in a family of vigilantes. Trained as an assassin, her kill rate was matched only by the Reaper himself until she witnesses a death which hits too close to home. After a year of trying to put it all behind her and live a nine to five life, she soon finds it may be more difficult than she realized. With her family pushing her to return to the fold, a tall, dark and handsome stranger coming to town and a series of mysterious notes demanding her expertise, Price is faced with the decision to define normal for herself.

Buy links:

Defined Print Version:  https://www.amazon.com/Defined-Price-MacCann-Assassin-1/dp/1948374013/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

Defined Kindle Version:  https://www.amazon.com/Defined-Price-MacCann-Assassin-Book-ebook/dp/B0794CJX3B/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

Author Bio

Born and raised in Kentucky, Mary Ellen Quire has been dabbling in the craft for nearly three decades. As a child, she found a love for reading and a fascination for anyone with the ability to tell a good story. Wanting to be just like the grownups who would sit around the kitchen table to swap all kinds of tales, she began creating her own to read in front of family and friends just for fun. When she took Mrs. Wallace’s creative writing class at Henry County High School, the childhood interest kindled a tiny spark. However, it would be another four years after graduating from Kentucky State University with a degree in psychology that this slight fancy could morph into a passion.

After Mary’s fourth and last daughter was born, she started writing short stories and bits of poetry which she kept to herself until the secret hobby was discovered by a family member who urged her to pursue it further. In 2005 her first novel, Link Detonator, was published under the name Mary E. Rose, with the sequel Detonator Time’s Up following a year later. Her vampire novel, Dark Deliverance, was released under the name Mary Ellen Quire in 2010 and in 2014 Sheldon’s Diary was published with tales of two knighted felines that are members of a secret animal society known as The Paws for the Imminent Cause. If you’re interested in sneaking peeks at these crazy animal adventures, you can find them on her blog page http://www.facebook.com/pawsfortheimminentcause. Back Home Magazine printed her article Choosing Your Veterinarian in their July/August 2014 issue and in January of 2018, the first book in the Assassin Series, Defined, was released by Enigma House Press.

At the present time, she resides in the quiet town of Crestwood with various animal squatters who have somehow managed to hitch a ride to the Quire abode.

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#BadMoonRising: Amanda in New Mexico: Ghosts in the Wind by Darlene Foster #childrensbooks #supernatural

Today’s guest is the author of a wonderful series of children’s books.  Readers call them ‘delightful armchair travel’ and a ‘fantastic adventure’.  As a bonus – they’re educational!  Amanda in New Mexico touches on the supernatural, and that’s the book Darlene Foster shares with us today.  She also tells a Ouija board story that will send tingles down your spine.  Welcome Darlene!

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 comic relief. I’m usually the first one to crack a joke when things are tense. This can be annoying to some people who think it is no laughing matter.

Have you ever played with a Ouija board?

My aunt and I played with one when we were children. I didn’t think anything of it at the time. I do recall that my grandfather thought it was interesting and asked if he could have ago. He asked the board how old he would be when he died. It spelled out 78. He seemed content with that. He died at age 78 many years later. I have always assumed it was a coincident but now I wonder.

If you were paid to spend the night in a haunted house, would you do it?

I don’t think so. I get spooked quite easy. It would have to be a lot of money and I would have to be able to bring my hubby along and maybe my dog. Mind you, the money would come in handy. I may be able to collect material for another book. Ummm, I may have to think about this.

How do you develop your plots and characters?

I start with a location, usually a place that I have visited and found intriguing. Once I have the setting, I decide on an issue that a young person may encounter and work from there. I am a panster so the story develops as I write. Amanda is the main character and her personality develops with each book. She stays pretty well the same age but matures a bit as she travels and learns more about the world and herself. In Amanda in New Mexico-Ghosts in the Wind, she finds her disbelief in the supernatural challenged. I visited New Mexico and loved it, but there was certainly an air of something other worldly about. In particular when we stopped in at The St. James Hotel in Cimarron which is well known to be haunted. I said to my travel companion, “I have to include this in an Amanda story.”

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

When I’m not writing I like to read, bake, walk on the beach, drive in the country, take my dog for walks, go for coffee with hubby and chat with friends. Of course I am always collecting ideas while doing these “non-writing” things.

What are you working on now?

The seventh novel in the Amanda Travels series, Amanda in Holland-Missing in Action, is completed, has been beta read and edited a number of times. It is now at the publishers and will be released in 2019 after a few more edits. While waiting for its release, I am, as we speak, working on Amanda in Malta, which is turning out to be a great adventure for my main character. Amanda has many more places to explore yet.

Amanda Ross is on a school trip to Taos, New Mexico with several of her fellow creative students. Join Amanda, Cleo and their funny friend, Caleb, as they visit an ancient and beautiful landscape where a traditional hacienda, an ancient pueblo, and a haunted and spooky hotel all hold secrets to a wild and violent past. Does Cleo really see ghosts? Can Amanda escape the eerie wind that follows her everywhere? Perhaps the Day of the Dead will reveal the mysteries of Taos in this latest adventure of Amanda’s travels.

Excerpt

She opened her mouth to scream. Her throat seized up and nothing came out. Amanda walked through the swinging doors into the restaurant. No one was there either. She went out a back door to the outside eating area and surveyed the empty tables and chairs. She stopped to listen. It felt like something was beside her. As she slowly turned to look, a huge bear leaned out a window holding a pie.
She opened her mouth to scream. Her throat seized up and nothing came out.
“What’s wrong with you, Amanda?” Cleo appeared from around a corner. “You look like you just had a run in with a ghost. Oh, that’s right, you don’t believe they exist.”
Amanda gave her head a shake. The window with the bear holding the pie was just a mural painted on the wall.
She laughed nervously. “For a minute I actually thought that bear was real. That’s a good painting.”
Cleo shrugged her shoulders up to her ears. “You thought the bear was real, but you don’t believe me when I tell you I see ghosts?”
“Where is everyone, anyway?” asked Amanda.
“They’re in the gambling room, listening to stories about the guys that have been shot here in this hotel. The boys think it’s cool but I think it’s depressing.”
“Did they talk about T. J. Wright, the cowboy from Room 18?”
“Oh, yes. Apparently, he harasses guests here all the time. But the ghost of Mary Lambert, who is called the protector, often chases him away. She doesn’t like her guests being upset. He sometimes goes into the room next to his and bothers whoever is in there. Room 19, I think it is. It used to be the room of Mary Lambert’s daughter.”
“Really?” Amanda paled. She remembered the rose scent in Room 19 and wondered if Mary Lambert had chased T.J. Wright away. That is if it was him, or rather his ghost, in the room with her.
Amanda flapped her hand. “No way! I don’t think so. It’s probably just a publicity stunt to increase business for the hotel.”
“Whatever,” mumbled Cleo.
The courtyard filled up with the other students.
“There’ve been some cool shootouts here.” Caleb walked over to the girls. “Have you two been ghost hunting? This would be the perfect place.”

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Author Bio

Darlene Foster has dreamt of writing books, travelling the world and meeting interesting people for as long as she can remember. It’s no surprise that she’s now an award-winning author of the exciting Amanda Travels series featuring spunky Amanda Ross, a twelve-year-old Canadian girl who loves to travel. Readers of all ages enjoy following Amanda as she unravels one mystery after another in unique destinations. An avid traveler herself, Darlene divides her time between the west coast of Canada and the Spanish Costa Blanca with her husband and entertaining dog, Dot. She believes it is never too late to make your dreams come true.

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#BadMoonRising: On Satan’s Island by Douglas Knight #horror #occult

If being shipwrecked on an island with Satan worshipers is your worst nightmare (or maybe it is now, after reading this), you’re in the right place – today’s featured author will let you know how that scenario plays out in his book, On Satan’s Island.  He also stands with the majority of us:  Ouija boards = bad ju ju.  Welcome Douglas Knight!

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 probably the comic relief. Not purposely, I just come by it naturally.

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

I think I could fend off a zombie. I might tolerate being a werewolf running free and breezy through dark alleys. “I’m not afraid of no ghosts.” Living forever as undead has definite draw backs, so I chose vampire as least want to meet.

Have you ever played with a Ouija board?

Yes, back in grade school, but it was so eerie and strange, I vowed never to do it, again.

How do you develop your plots and characters?

I begin with character development by determining their major goals in life and what interesting conflicts and obstacles may deter or alter those goals. I also try to develop the characters with physical characteristics, back stories, and beliefs. The original plot is constructed along the lines of a three act play. I like to create major episodes first and then complete the rest of the storyline. Many of my stories also include research into cultural idealogical, and geographical influences affecting characters and plot.

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

I believe a writer needs to have a love for words. A writer benefits by reading other works. I think another good tool for a writer is to be a people watcher and a good listener. It helps to be an excellent critical thinker and open to others arguments and conclusions.

What are you working on now?

I have several things started, but have decided to focus on a novel about people in the music and movie business. I have several thousand words written about a police adventure. I spent several hours mapping out a follow up to On Satan’s Island.


Ivy Davis’ special Australian honeymoon becomes a horror when she, her husband, and a Tongan acquaintance survive shipwreck on an exotic uncharted island possessed by Satan worshipers. Among their many perilous ordeals is the decision of how much to trust Bobbi, a strange, mystical female who offers to help them escape the demonic forces of the island and return to civilization.

Purchase Link

Amazon

Author Bio

Doug Knight has published three contemporary fiction novels, A River Bend, Through the Valley of the Shadow, and On Satan’s Island. His novels contain adventure, romance, suspense and a study of the challenges of this life’s journey.

Doug Knight tries not to think for the reader but wants his readers to form their own conclusions about meaning and purpose and character motives.

All three novels can be found on Amazon and Kindle. You can learn more about Doug Knight and his books on Amazon. He also has a blog page at kingservant.com, a Doug Knight Author page, and a Twitter site @dugnmis.

 

#BadMoonRising: Glimpses by Hugh W. Roberts #shortstories #supernatural #paranormal

Happy Hump Day!  If taking on a horror/paranormal/supernatural book all at once is a bit daunting, maybe testing the waters with short stories is a way to ease into the genre.  Today’s featured author gives you that opportunity.  He also confirms why it’s best not to leave arms and legs uncovered while sleeping – you never know what’s waiting under the bed.   Welcome Hugh Roberts!

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’d be the killer. I can remember being cast as the ‘bad guy’ in a school play. It was set in a haunted house, and I had to wait for my victim to pass by before I came out of the dark and wrestled him to the ground. What most struck me about this, though, was that whilst the struggle went on, I had to wait for somebody to say the words “Cut! That was excellent.”

That line stuck in my mind for many years because I went on to use it as the twist for one of my short stories in my book, Glimpses. I suppose it also shows that I wasn’t really the ‘bad guy,’ but just an actor on a film set. That also stuck on my mind when I thought about it because I’ve also used a film set as the scene in another of my short stories in the book.

It’s amazing what memories stick with you, and how they can go on to become a big part of something later on in your life.

Have you ever played with a Ouija board?

Yes, but only when I was in my teens. It wasn’t a real Ouija board because we’d cut out the letters and placed them on the kitchen table. There were six of us, including me, and I remember how I wanted to frighten everyone in the room by moving the glass around. The problem was, somebody else also had the same idea, and we ended up frightening some of the younger children.

When my parents came home and found out what we’d been doing, they were not best pleased. My mother tore up all the letters and threw them in the dustbin.

A few months later, it was all forgotten about until my mother was cut badly by the glass we’d used. She swore that something had hit the glass along the kitchen countertop towards where she was washing the dishes. The glass smashed as it entered the water, cutting both her hands quite badly.

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

In the first ever apartment I owned, I was once woken by the sound of scratching coming from beneath me. To my utter disbelief, I watched as the duvet was slowly pulled down the bed. I grabbed it and tried pulling it back towards me, but something at the other end of the duvet was also pulling and it was a struggle to pull it back.

Eventually, I switched on the bedside lamp and found the duvet still over me. I put it down to a bad nightmare, and it never happened again.

However, a few years later, when I moved out of the apartment, one of the removal guys pointed out to me that some of the wooden slats under my bed (which the mattress laid on) were badly scratched. I had no idea how the scratches got there as the bed was delivered new when I had moved in, and I’d assembled it myself.

I ditched the bed and slept on the floor of my next home until I was able to afford a new bed.

How do you develop your plots and characters?

I’m very much a ‘Pantser’ when it comes to writing my stories. As soon as I get an idea in my head (often the ending of a story) I start typing and allow the story to reveal itself to me.

Of course, the first draft is never the final version, but I tend not to change too much as it then becomes a completely different story.

Characters seem to fall into the story as I write it. I don’t think about them too much. They’re just a part of the story which, for me, is the most important part.

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

Rod Serling, who created and presented the TV show, The Twilight Zone. He also wrote some of the episodes.

What captivated me most, was the way Rod wrote the stories. They always had a twist at the end that I never saw coming. He may have sprinkled each episode with clues, but they were always well conceived and gave little away of what was to come.

I see this has an incredible way to write stories, leading the reader up the wrong garden path, so to speak. The Twilight Zone gave me inspiration to write stories on a similar based theme, and I like to think that the style they are written is very much that of the way Rod wrote.

What are you working on now?

I’m currently working on my next collection of short stories which will be published in early 2019. There are 32 new stories in the book, many of which I have never published on my blog before.

My editor returned the book to me in early September and I’m now working on the edits as well as making some of the stories even better. I can reveal that the book will be called ‘More Glimpses.’ Here’s the blurb –

After publishing some of his short stories on his blog, Hugh W. Roberts, who suffers from dyslexia, received numerous requests to publish his short stories in a book.

Here, at last, are 28 short stories that will take your mind on a rollercoaster of a ride into worlds that conceal unexpected twists and turns.

‘Glimpses’ allows the reader a peek into the lives of everyday people who are about to have life lead them on an unpredicted path. From a mysterious deadly iPad app, to a hole in the fence that is not all it seems, to a strange lipstick that appears to have a life of its own, you will encounter terror, laughter, sadness, shock and many other emotions on journeys which promise a thrilling and gripping climax.

If you are a lover of shows such as ‘The Twilight Zone’ and ‘Tales of The Unexpected’, then you’re in for a real treat with this first collection of short stories from Hugh.

Dare you take a glimpse into the lives of these unsuspecting characters?

Buy Links

Universal Link for buying Glimpses

Author Bio

Hugh W. Roberts lives in the city of Swansea, South Wales, in the United Kingdom. He shares his life with his civil-partner, John and their Cardigan Welsh Corgis, Toby and Austin.

He has always enjoyed writing even though he suffers from a mild form of dyslexia. However, he’s never allowed being dyslexic stop him from having a positive outlook on life. Shortly after retiring, Hugh thought it about time he let his writing become public. Becoming a blogger seemed to be the perfect way for him to do this.

He started writing short stories at school but was never encouraged to continue writing them. In February 2014, when he discovered blogging, he wrote and published several short stories on his blog. They soon became hits and Hugh was encouraged by some of his readers to publish some of the stories in a book. Now, finally, his dream of becoming a published author has come true with the publication of ‘Glimpses’ the first volume of 28 of his short stories. If, like Hugh, you enjoy shows such as ‘The Twilight Zone’ and Black Mirror,’ then his short stories will take you on plenty of twists and turns to unexpected endings.

‘Glimpses’ is available to buy on Amazon and has already received excellent reviews. Hugh is now in the process of writing a second volume of short stories which he will publish in early 2019. If you decide to buy and read Glimpses, then Hugh would be delighted if you would consider leaving a review on Amazon. Reviews help all authors and feedback is vital to improving writing.

Hugh’s blog, Hugh’s Views And News, covers a number of subjects, the most popular of which are his blogging and social media tips. He is a keen photographer and enjoys helping to promote other authors and writers on his blog. Despite considering himself to be an introvert, he also considers himself as a ‘peoples’ person. Please do feel free to contact him via his blog.

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#BadMoonRising: Jack the Ripper Live and Uncut by Matt Leyshon #thriller #TuesdayBookBlog

Mention the name Jack the Ripper, and it conjures images of blood, death, and mutilated bodies.  Most of us have read books about him, or novels with characters based on Jack.  Today’s featured author is here with his version of this unidentified serial killer.  Welcome Matt Leyshon!

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 think I could be any one of these, but I’ll go with the smart one. Skeptic and killer are definitely not me.

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

Werewolves I think. Vampires, I could make crosses out of anything, ghosts can scare, but not hurt, and zombies I feel I could out run or climb.

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

When I was twenty I had a dream in which I was combing my hair. When I went to the bathroom in the morning my hair was neatly combed.

How do you develop your plots and characters?

I usually establish an outline to for the backbone to work on. I will remove some thing and add others as I write the story but I usually want to have a foundation in place. For my stories, research is essential so preparing before writing is basically mandated.

For characters I create a profile of them and determine a description of them physically as well as pretending to be somebody who knows them best and was asked to describe them in 10 words. That lays the ground work for what persona they are going to have and it also defines their action in the story.

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

Many things, but if I had to describe my literary idols it would be Martin Cruz Smith, Edgar Allan Poe, Ben Elton, James Patterson and Dan Brown.

I would say my writing is a hybrid of all of these authors. Cruz Smith (character development), Poe (writing that is creepy/eerie, focus is on turning the creep factor up to 11, not the gore), Elton (humor, even in a crisis), Patterson (cliff hanger chapters that urge the reader to continue) and Brown (braiding historical lore with fiction as well as giving readers puzzles to solve).

What are you working on now?

A sequel to Live and UnCut, expanding on the Carl Axford mysteries, using time travel to solve famous cold cases.

The latest/second installment presents the notion that half a dozen famous musician deaths, (that have been ruled accidental or suspicious), are connected and there is potentially a present day target. The working title is “Cult Following: A Carl Axford Mystery”/ I am 200 pages in at this point and am enjoying it a lot. My proof readers have given it a very enthusiastic thumbs up as well, which definitely fuels me to write more.

When you want to solve the greatest cold cases of all time, you don’t find the witnesses, you become the witness.”

Investigative Reporter Carl Axford is offered the story of a lifetime. When recruited by Limbo, (a covert group that uses unique technology to solve cold cases), Axford is presented the chance to crack the greatest cold case in existence. Catch Jack The Ripper!

The opportunity of a front row seat to the Jack The Ripper murders seems too good to be true. What will Axford discover in 1888? Will he be able to identify history’s greatest criminal and bring him to justice? Or does Victorian Whitechapel hold further secrets that influence events of the past as well as the present?

Jack The Ripper may not be the only mystery Axford has to solve.

Buy Link:  https://matt-leyshon.com/store/

Author Bio

I was born and raised in Sydney, Australia, before moving to the USA and have been here for the last 14 years. I am a humble Solutions Architect for a software company by day before morphing into a fervent writer at night.

Since the age of six I received my first encouragement to write from my 1st Grade teacher and have always enjoyed writing. I like to tell stories, but the promise made to Ms Gooch way back when has taken me nearly 4 decades to fulfill that promise.

My family, friends and colleagues will be the first to tell you I am not short of a word.

“Jack the Ripper: Live and UnCut” is my first published novel. I plan to grow this book into a series featuring many of the core characters from Live and UnCut. Other great unsolved cold cases will be subject to investigation through the use of time travel. Carl Axford has other adventures ahead.

I have also appeared as a panelist on Rippercast and at Rippercon, to discuss Live and UnCut as well as Jack the Ripper in fiction. I have appeared in several episodes of the Star Chamber podcasts and featured at the New Author Breakfast at Bouchercon.

I currently live in Tampa, Florida, with my wonderful wife Susan and my gorgeous children Reece and Charlotte.

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#BadMoonRising: Visions by K. Matt #horror #urbanfantasy

It’s Monday….but to brighten up your day, I present you with K. Matt!  She makes a darn good argument for why it’s in your best interest to travel with a close combat weapon and some silver.  Garlic doesn’t hurt either – well, not the humans, anyway.

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’m probably the killer. That gives me the highest probability of making it through to the end.

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

A ghost. One can be held at bay with garlic or a stake (or in some cases, silver), another has the whole silver weakness, and the last one can be taken out with  sufficient head trauma.

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

I go for the ginormous Sherlock Holmes book and grab a utility knife or two…possibly an X-Acto knife. But I will not engage unless the door to my room opens. In which case, I have every intention of defending myself.

What is the hardest part of writing?

Description! That always trips me up.

What’s your work schedule like when you’re writing?

Well, I’m usually drawing while I’m writing. So things can get pretty chaotic. Wake up, dive into it, try to keep focused, inevitably get distracted, get back to work, work long into the night… And yes, there are points where I’ll eat.

What are you working on now?

All sorts of things! I’m working on the 3rd story arc of my book series, a prequel, I want to create a coloring book for my series (though I may have gotten that at least sketched by the time this is posted)…

Dr. Spencer Abbot has been searching for the ideal anniversary gift for his wife. When he and his friend Travis meet a woman that claims she can help, they accept.

The pair are led to Visions Studios. But instead of the boudoirs photos they’d intended to get, they stumble upon something far more sinister: snuff films.

Before long, it’s up to Travis to resolve their situation, no matter what tries tog et in his way.

This first installment of the Hell Bent series blends urban fantasy, sci-fi, horror, a bit of humor, and plenty of action.

Buy Links:

Visions: https://www.amazon.com/Visions-Hell-Bent-Book-1-ebook/dp/B010YG2MMI/

Retribution: https://www.amazon.com/Retribution-Hell-Bent-Book-2-ebook/dp/B01387TIEU/

Destruction: https://www.amazon.com/Destruction-Hell-Bent-Book-3-ebook/dp/B0186GZ220/

Deception: https://www.amazon.com/Deception-Hell-Bent-Book-4-ebook/dp/B01LTASC36/

Apparition: https://www.amazon.com/Apparition-Hell-Bent-Book-5-ebook/dp/B072Q1WSGP/

Obsession: https://www.amazon.com/Obsession-Hell-Bent-Book-6-ebook/dp/B078R61NKR/

Protection: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07H7LCD5B

 

Author Bio

K. Matt is both an author and illustrator, who feels just plain wrong without at least ten projects going at the same time. Caffeine is her lifeblood. When not writing or drawing, she spends time with her dog.

 

 

 

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#BadMoonRising: The Grimhold Wolf by Deby Fredericks #paranormal #urbanfantasy

Well- it’s officially fall, finally.  It’s near freezing here, and I’m more than ready for it.  Today’s author has a precise understanding of why she’d be the first to die in a horror movie.  Too bad the people in the horror movies aren’t that self-aware. Welcome Deby Fredericks!

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

This actually happened to me. It was my first night in a new house, my husband had gone back for a second load from the old place, and I heard what sounded like footsteps in the upstairs room. I went to look and no one was there. But it was windy, so perhaps the house shifted in the direction of the wind.

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?

First to die. I would stand there flat-footed and be stabbed. Also, as demonstrated above, I would hear a strange noise and go look for the cause instead of running.

Are you superstitious?

Not really. I believe supernatural things can happen, but I don’t spend much time worrying that they will happen to me.

How do you develop your plots and characters?

I am a panster rather than a plotter, but I do look for interesting angles, especially on characters. How I get there is to start writing ideas down. The first idea will be really obvious and boring. The second idea will also be obvious. By the third and fourth attempts, I’m coming to more interesting concepts.

What I end up using will be some combination of the obvious with the less-obvious. Because there are those readers (like my husband, who always beta reads) who like to start guessing right away about who the bad guy is, etc. The obvious things there are to fake them out. Then I surprise them with something beyond what they expected.

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

Role-playing games taught me a lot about plotting and motivation. You have to design characters that will work in session after session, and play is more satisfying when the characters are involved in more than a “go get the gold” way. I especially like Champions, an older super-hero game where you literally have disadvantages to balance your powers.

What are you working on now?

My latest project is a dystopian/swords and sorcery fantasy novella called “The Tower in the Mist.” By the time your readers see this, I will be deciding how to market it.

Madeline — cursed by her former lover to live as a wild beast, yet driven to rescue their son from a legacy of evil. Thomas — so obsessed with werewolves that he was ordered to retire, now the only hope for a desperate village. Charlie — forced to choose between his father’s power and his mother’s love. These three must battle through a maze of lies, where demons may be the only true victors. 

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Biography

Deby Fredericks has been a writer all her life, but thought of it as just a fun hobby until the late 1990s. She made her first sale, a children’s poem, in 2000.

Fredericks has six fantasy novels out through two small presses. The latest is The Grimhold Wolf, released by Sky Warrior in 2015. Her children’s stories and poems have appeared in magazines such as Boys’ Life, Babybug, Ladybug, and a few anthologies. In the past, she served as Regional Advisor for the Inland Northwest Region of the Society of  Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, International  (SCBWI).

Fredericks also has a blog called Wyrmflight (wyrmflight.wordpress.com) that focuses on dragons. She has self-published a few of her fantasy novelettes and a collection from the blog.

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Website:                     http://www.debyfredericks.com
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