#BadMoonRising Author Preview #horror #paranormal #supernatural #indieauthors

I can’t believe it’s that time again.  This year has flown by, but I think most of us will be happy to see it end.  In the meantime, how about we have some fun meeting new authors, learning more about them with entertaining interviews, and finding some spooky reads?  Bad Moon Rising is thirty-one days of horror, paranormal, supernatural, and thriller indie authors throughout the month of October.  With adult, young adult, and children’s stories, there’s something for everyone.

Below is a roster of the authors participating throughout the month.  Make sure to check back every day in October, and please share on your social media.  The fun starts on Thursday, so get ready!

C.S. Boyack
John W. Howell
Cage Dunn
Carol B. Allen
Victoria Zigler
Jessica Bakkers
Paula Cappa
Jonathan Pongratz
Matt Doyle
Jean M. Roberts
Laya V. Smith
Sue Rovens
Mae Clair
Jina S. Bazzar
Audrey Driscoll
Roberta Eaton Cheadle
Wayne Turmel
Marcia Meara
Teagan Riordain Geneviene
John Hazen
Armand Rosamilia
Shari Sakurai
Brenda Marie Smith
Deby Fredericks
Allan Hudson
Steve Stred
Michael Patrick Hicks
D.G. Driver
Stevie Turner
Phillip T. Stephens
James J. Cudney

Writing Gods, #TheBatman Trailer, and #BadMoonRising

So, last Monday I’m working on the sequel to Subject A36, boosting the word count.  All of a sudden, my laptop crashes, then starts up again.  I try to open the file, which had around 2K words in it, and nothing.  Says it’s corrupt, and there’s a little red X beside it.  I take a deep, calming breath, tell myself it’s Monday, I’d planned to get in a few hours of writing, and of course something had to go wrong.  What else did I expect?  The writing gods scoffed, much in the same vein as Soup Nazi on Seinfield – No word count for you!  I Google what to do about this problem, read through solution after solution, try several options, but nothing works.  Again – what else did I expect?  I call my computer guru friend, who immediately abandons her couch-buying expedition and comes to my aid.  Although I insisted she didn’t need to drop everything, that’s just the kind of friend she is – how lucky am I?  After arriving and then doing some research of her own, she restored my file, with not one word lost.  Woo-hoo!  Thanks, Susan!

The trailer of The Batman dropped this weekend, and I’m loving this darker version – it can’t release soon enough for me.  Some fans are skeptical about Robert Pattinson as Batman, but I think he can pull it off.  If you’ve only seen him in the Twilight movies, I understand your skepticism.  But I’ve also seen several of his indie movies – don’t underestimate him.  I think you’ll be surprised.

Very few spots remain open for Bad Moon Rising.  If you’re an indie horror, thriller, or supernatural/paranormal author looking for FREE book promotion, click HERE for details.

#BadMoonRising Author Preview #IndieAuthor #horror #thriller

Get ready to add to those towering TBRs, folks – Bad Moon Rising starts this Sunday!  Thirty-one plus horror/thriller indie authors featured throughout the month of October right here on Books & Such – make sure to visit daily and bring your friends.  Any help spreading the word is greatly appreciated – retweet, reblog, re-your social media of choice.  Participating authors are listed below:

F.R. Jameson
Sue Rovens
Staci Troilo
Mae Clair
Rachel Renee
Ellie Douglas
N.J. Paige
John Howell
C.S. Boyack
Teagan Riordain Geneviene
Amy Hoff
Matthew Brockmeyer
Michael Patrick Hicks
Chuck Buda
Jessica Gomez
Michelle Beddows
Matt Doyle
Calvin Dean
Angel M.B. Chadwick
Justin D. Lambe
Micky Neilson
Ann Girdharry
J.P. Jackson
C.M. Saunders
Armand Rosamilia
Jack Binding
Craig Stewart
Adam Vine
Phil Taylor
Will Macmillan Jones
Sue Coletta
Chauncey Rogers
Yawatta Hosby

Calling Indie Horror/Thriller Authors! #IndieAuthors #horror #thriller

For the month of October, Books & Such will again be featuring Bad Moon Rising, 31 days of horror/thriller writers!   If you’re an indie author of horror/thriller books, and would like to be featured, send me your info.  This is an opportunity not only for free publicity and book sales (hopefully), but also to crawl out from under your colossal TBR piles and buy more books!  Each post will feature one of your releases, a blurb, author bio, contact 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 third 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.

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Calling Indie Horror/Thriller Authors! #IndieAuthors #horror #thriller

For the month of October, Books & Such will again be featuring Bad Moon Rising, 31 days of horror/thriller writers!   If you’re an indie author of horror/thriller books, and would like to be featured, send me your info.  This is an opportunity not only for free publicity and book sales (hopefully), but also to crawl out from under your colossal TBR piles and buy more books!  Each post will feature one of your releases, a blurb, author bio, contact 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 third 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 Indie Horror/Thriller Authors! #IndieAuthors #horror #thriller

 

For the month of October, Books & Such will again be featuring Bad Moon Rising, 31 days of horror/thriller writers!   If you’re an indie author of horror/thriller books, and would like to be featured, send me your info.  This is an opportunity not only for free publicity and book sales (hopefully), but also to crawl out from under your colossal TBR piles and buy more books!  Each post will feature one of your releases, a blurb, author bio, contact 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 third 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.

#BadMoonRising Haunted by Jacob Peyton #IndieAuthor #horror @jkylepeyton

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It’s Bonus Day for Bad Moon Rising!  Our final author is Jacob Peyton with book Haunted, a collection of ghost stories.  Another stunning cover.

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Haunted is a horror filled collection of modern ghost stories, which are sure to keep readers turning page after page. A photojournalist brings back more than he bargained for from his last assignment.

Faces appear in a teenage girl’s photos and in each one they seem to be getting closer. Some people hold on to possessions in life, and some try to hold on to them even after they’re dead. In the area around Beacon Swamp, a local legend turns out to be more than a story for local thrill seekers. A television crew sent to stage paranormal activity ends up face to face with the real thing.

And much more!

What is the first story you ever wrote?

The first story I ever wrote was one I titled “What Is Urned” and like the title it wasn’t very good. But, it was the first story that I ever started and finished. It was a “who done it” type mystery, like most writers when it comes to their first story, once I finished it I immediately went to work on something else.

Which fictional character would you most like to meet and have a drink with?

Sam Ash, from the Evil Dead. Besides being constantly hunted by deadites he seems like he would be a fun guy to be around.

In the spirit of Halloween what scares you?

Large insects and anything bigger than me in the water, there is something about them that seems so alien that I think its easy for them to inspire fear. And from the way large insects and sea creatures keep reoccurring as the antagonist in some of the stories I write I think its safe to say they scare me.

Favorite hero and villain in book/movie?

I’m a big fan of Sherlock Holmes and Moriarty, and the relationship between the two. My favorite modern adaptations of them at the moment are BBC’s Sherlock and CBS Elementary.

What would you consider the hardest part of writing?

Editing by far is one of the hardest parts of writing for me, once I finish a project I’m usually ready to move on the next. So going back through it and getting it proofread and everything is my least favorite part of the process. At the same time though I think editing is the only part of writing that actually feels like work, so that might also be the reason why.

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Right now, I’m working on a novel called Float, which is about a large Bull shark that has taken a liking to hunting in the rivers that feed into the Chesapeake Bay. Like I said earlier on my fears are large insects and anything bigger than me in the water, so it wasn’t hard for me to cast a shark as the protagonist of this novel.

 

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Jacob Peyton is science fiction and horror writer from rural Virginia. When he’s not writing he enjoys B-movies, spaghetti westerns, traveling to strange places, and playing old video games.

Where to find Jacob

Twitter: @jkylepeyton

Website: www.jacobpeyton.com

Buy Link

Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01HEEDAVA/

#BadMoonRising The Grimhold Wolf by Deby Fredericks #IndieAuthor #paranormal

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Welcome to Day 31 – and Happy Halloween!  Today we welcome Deby Fredericks and her book, The Grimhold Wolf.  Halloween and werewolves go hand in paw – is it a full moon tonight?

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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.

What’s the first story you ever wrote?

Way back in high school, I made my first efforts at fantasy writing. I wrote most of a novel with mermaids, but then discovered I had no ending. I also wrote something that had a lady knight and a benevolent blue dragon. Nowadays, fantasy is full of lady knights and benevolent dragons, but in the mid-Seventies my high-school self felt like I was stretching the boundaries of what a girl could do.

Mrs. Dunlap, my English teacher, had no idea what I was trying to do, but she encouraged me anyway. Teachers are great that way.

Which fictional character would you most like to meet and have a drink with?

Probably Gandalf from Lord of the Rings. I would pick his brain about how magic works and what it means to be a wizard in Middle Earth.

In the spirit of Halloween, what scares you?

There’s one really cheesy horror movie I saw as a kid, called The Blob. This black tar stuff could seep under doorways and swallow people alive. *shudder* I’m also not too fond of zombies.

Favorite hero and villain in a book/movie?

If they have to be from the same show, then Parn and Ashram from Record of Lodoss War, a great D&D-flavored anime from the 1990s.

What do you consider the hardest part of writing?

Just trying to keep up with it, despite all the other things going on in my life. I write mostly by the seat of my pants, which makes keeping my butt in the chair all the more important. It’s all too easy to get distracted by my kids, who are young adults but seem to believe I should wait on them like toddlers.

What are you working on now?

My 2012 novel, The Seven Exalted Orders, was really popular, so I’m finishing up a sequel called The Eighth Order. I hope to have it done by the end of 2016.

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Deby Fredericks has been a writer all her life, but thought of it as just a fun hobby until the late 1990s. Her first sale, a children’s poem, was in 2000. Since then she’s published five fantasy novels through two small presses, plus numerous children’s poems and short stories. Her most recent book is an anthology called Wee Folk and Wise, through Sky Warrior Book Publishing.

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http://www.debyfredericks.com/

https://wyrmflight.wordpress.com/

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#BadMoonRising The Showing by Will Macmillan Jones #IndieAuthor #horror @MacmillanJones

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It’s the day before Halloween and today we welcome Will Macmillan Jones!  He has an extensive collection of work you should check out – something for everyone.

 

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‘His visit to the house has awoken that which was sleeping: how many must be taken before IT can be laid to rest?’

For Sale again is Mister Jones’ family home: a house he had known and feared since his childhood. On a nostalgic whim he decides to visit the house, with disasterous results. The house reacts to his appearance and the estate agent who is showing him around vanishes. Shortly afterwards the next agent appointed to handle the sale of the property also disappears.

Mister Jones wants nothing to do with the property. His visit has awoken old memories for him, and the memories are not pleasant. But it is clear that something else has also been awoken by his visit, and when he is begged to help find the young agent who has vanished, he can no longer avoid the responsibility of facing his legacy of evil, and dealing with the curse laid upon the house.

But what will happen when he faces IT, and who will emerge alive?

If you knew just how much of this story is true, how well would you sleep tonight?

The following books in the series of Mister Jones Mysteries are:

Portrait of a Girl

The House Next Door

The Curse of Clyffe House

What is the first story you wrote?

  • When I was eighteen and taking my English A level exams in the UK, I also took the Creative Writing option. To gain the qualification for that option, I had to write a four thousand word story. I’ve a small confession: I’ve always had a weakness for sea stories, and so I wrote a piece about a deep-sea fishing trawler going down in a storm. I still have it around somewhere, but to be honest I’m too scared to read it now, as I just know it will be awful. But it gave me a taste for writing.

Which fictional character would you most like to have a drink with?

  • Humm, that’s a toughie. You see I read a lot of fantasy and horror and the trouble with that is most of the characters either like to get into brawls in taverns (and I’m a peaceful sort of chap) or fall down holes in the floor, or take the wrong door to the toilets and find themselves in a temple to Chuthulu or something… and I would love to survive the experience to tell the tale! So maybe one of the crew from the TV series Red Dwarf, as the worst that would be likely to happen to me is waking up in a difference star system!

In the spirit of Halloween, what scares you?

  • I’m not really into gore or slasher works. I’m much more likely to be drawn into a state of terror by an atmospheric or creepier sort of book. The Woman in Black, or The Haunting of Hill House are two classic examples. It’s all down to taste, isn’t it? My eldest daughter considers any film that lacks multiple body parts sliding down walls to be a bit too tame for her, whilst that does nothing for me. It’s normally all about atmosphere, the unseen thing lurking just out of vision. In my latest book, The Curse of Clyffe House, I have a scene where one character is standing in a corridor, and wet footprints suddenly appear on the wooden floor – walking away from beside her. That’s creepy, isn’t it?

Favourite Hero and villain in a book or a movie?

  • Villain first, then, for we all love a good villain, don’t we? There’s so many to choose from Villains get to wear the best clothes, look cool and stylish and get the best girls normally as well. In fact, I wouldn’t mind being a fictional villain one day, myself. I stand a better chance of that than being a film villain, anyway. One I had some trouble getting out of my head was Leland Gaunt in King’s Needful Things. The power of Evil as expressed through each individual’s small but deep desires and actions. The very opposite of Gandalf’s speech about the triumph of Good arising from the small deeds of ordinary people. And so very, very possible, wouldn’t you say? As a second choice, I’ve always enjoyed Dr Lecter.
  • A hero? Well, like many of us I’ve always had a bit of a yen to be a spellslinger. Dark Fantasy has many overlapping points with more traditional horror and I think you could trace a direct line of descent from Denis Wheatley’s Duke de Richleau and Jim Butcher’s Harry Dresden. Both up against seemingly overweening evil forces, both battling desperate odds to win. But de Richleau is rather better off financially, so I’d prefer to be him, I think! Also Harry Dresden eats too much fast food, and I’m vegetarian.

 What do you consider the hardest part of writing?

  • Full stop. Creating plots and characters is no problem for me. At the time of writing, I have outlines for fourteen possible novels across a number of genres (I’m a multi genre writer you see. Not just gothic horror, but also Fantasy, humour, childrens’, YA and general fiction all either on release or working their way to that point.) and sometimes it seems that the hardest thing is finding the time to get through the ideas! But editing is dull, worthy, not just necessary but essential and the part I enjoy least. The act of getting the first draft down, the actual creation of the concept, these things I love. But editing? Sheesh.

What are you working on now?

  • I’ve just released the seventh in my collection of humour books, so the next one in that group is on a back burner for a few months. I’m over half way through a general fiction book called The Last Viking, about a man who becomes obsessed with the idea of building a replica Viking Longship, and at the same time I’m playing with the concept for extending a darkish Young Adult short story into a full length novel. Oh, and the fifth in the Mister Jones Mysteries series is slowly taking shape in my head at the same time.

Phew, is that the end of the inquisition? You didn’t need to get that glowing poker out of the fire after all, did you? Or lower that swinging pendulum towards me. So can you unlock these chains then? Please?

Author Bio

Will Macmillan Jones lives in Wales; a lovely green, verdant land with a rich cultural heritage.  He does his best to unnamed-6support this heritage by drinking the local beer and shouting loud encouragement whenever International Rugby is on the TV.  A fifty something lover of blues, rock and jazz he has just fulfilled a lifetime ambition by filling two walls of his study with bookcases and then filling the bookcases.

When not writing he is usually to be found lost on top of a nearby hillside (with the aid of a GPS/Satnav) looking for dragons. He hasn’t found one yet, but insists that it is only a matter of time.

Where to find Will

Details of all his work can be found at  www.willmacmillanjones.com

He is on Facebook at  https://www.facebook.com/william.macmillanjones

Twitter: @macmillanjones

Goodreads : https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5170305.Will_Macmillan_Jones

Blog:  www.willmacmillanjones.wordpress.com

Buy Links

Amazon UK   https://www.amazon.co.uk/Showing-Will-Macmillan-Jones-ebook/dp/B00LXBQ482

Amazon US https://www.amazon.com/Showing-Will-Macmillan-Jones-ebook/dp/B00LXBQ482

The Showing is presently in Amazon Select and therefore on restricted release. The later books in the series are also available on iTunes, Nook, Barnes and Noble and KOBO. Paperbacks for all the books are available by Createspace.

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#BadMoonRising A Thousand Yesteryears by Mae Clair #IndieAuthor #thriller #paranormal @MaeClair1

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Today’s featured author is Mae Clair, with the first book in her Point Pleasant Series, A Thousand Yesteryears.  Mae and I share the same favorite villian in a movie – Loki.  He’s charming in that villianesque sort of way, somewhat loyal when it suits his purposes, and has an outstanding sense of humor – what’s not to love?

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Behind a legend lies the truth…

As a child, Eve Parrish lost her father and her best friend, Maggie Flynn, in a tragic bridge collapse. Fifteen years later, she returns to Point Pleasant to settle her deceased aunt’s estate. Though much has changed about the once thriving river community, the ghost of tragedy still weighs heavily on the town, as do rumors and sightings of the Mothman, a local legend. When Eve uncovers startling information about her aunt’s death, that legend is in danger of becoming all too real…

Caden Flynn is one of the few lucky survivors of the bridge collapse, but blames himself for coercing his younger sister out that night. He’s carried that guilt for fifteen years, unaware of darker currents haunting the town. It isn’t long before Eve’s arrival unravels an old secret—one that places her and Caden in the crosshairs of a deadly killer…

What’s the first story you ever wrote?

That would go way back to grade school. I wrote a ghost story called “The Night Dog” on purple loose leaf paper when I was eight years old. I remember being extraordinary proud of that story because it was over seven pages long, which seemed like a huge accomplishment for a third grader.

Which fictional character would you most like to meet and have a drink with?

Aloysius Pendergast from the Pendergast series of novels by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child (although he’d probably insist we drink absinthe). I’d love to relax fireside in the mansion on Riverside Drive and just listen to him talk. Between the accent and his knowledge (of almost anything), I’d be a sponge.

In the spirit of Halloween, what scares you?

Ghosts. My fiction utilizes folklore, myths, urban legends and the supernatural, but in the real world the idea of ghosts freak me out. I love old cemeteries, but I’m not sure you’d catch me there at night.

Favorite hero and villain in a book/movie?

Favorite hero in a book: Aloysius Pendergast from the Pendergast series of novels by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

Favorite hero in a movie: John Sullivan (portrayed by Jim Caviezel) in the movie Frequency

Favorite villain (anti-hero) in a book: Gerald Tarrant from the Coldfire Triology by C. S. Friedman

Favorite villain in a movie: Loki (as portrayed by Tom Hiddleston)

What do you consider the hardest part of writing? 

I work a full-time, so definitely finding the time. I never lack for ideas, only the hours for expanding on them.

What are you working on now?

Book 3 of the Point Pleasant series. Although each book in the series is a complete story, the thread of the Mothman carries throughout all three novels. Book 2, A COLD TOMORROW releases on December 26, 2016. The third book, A DESOLATE HOUR (my current project) will release in August of 2017.

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Mae Clair has been chasing myth, monsters and folklore through research and reading since she was a child. In 2013 and 2015, she journeyed to West Virginia to learn more about the legendary Mothman, a creature who factors into her latest release.

Mae pens tales of mystery and suspense with a touch of romance. Married to her high school sweetheart, she lives in Pennsylvania and numbers cats, history and exploring old graveyards among her passions. Look for Mae on her website at MaeClair.net

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