Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Wednesday's Writing Update: Nightmare Ever After and Ten Tales available, plus a Halloween treat

 

Happy Halloween!!

I'm still catching up on things from my five-day weekend last week, but I'm almost there in time for NaNo tomorrow!

Nightmare Ever After and Spells: Ten Tales of Magic are both available!
 
A Horror Novella 

The Sequel to Once Upon a December Nightmare 

Almost ten years have passed since that fateful December night.

But the monster is hungry again.

As the killings start again New Haven, Virginia, FBI Agent Timothy “Tim” O’Conner sends for the lone survivor from the ’02 murders to help him catch a killer. Cassie Richards wants nothing to do with the monster that killed her friends or the agent’s investigation, but she can’t forget the night that has haunted her nightmares. She returns to Virginia in search for closure, but will she be able to catch and kill a legend in time? 

Some reviews of Nightmare Ever After: 

“Get ready for another terrifying ride as you turn pages to discover the killer’s identity and who he’ll pick as his next victim.” – Cher Green, author of Escape to Love  

“The mystery haunts the reader through the pages, slowly unveiling the horror. The story has a definite X-Files feel.” – Christine Rains, author of L’il Gal Al and the Zombies of Amarillo   

To Purchase: Amazon US / UK / DE / FR / ES / IT / JP  Smashwords  Nook  Kobo (forthcoming)  iTunes (forthcoming) 

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Ten fantasy stories by ten authors.

1. SYSTEM, MAGIC, SPIRIT by T.D. Edge
Will Ambrose betray his magic system just to save an idiot prince?


 2. OBSESSION by Pamela Turner
Some questions are best left unasked. 


3. LADY BARD by Cherie Reich
A love song may be the only cure for a cursed prince.


4. THE FINAL SPARK by CJ Burright
She couldn't afford to fail again.


5. ST JAKE OF THE FUNHOUSE by Douglas Kolacki
For Edward, the 'saint' part was the scariest.


6. BARNABAS by Jeff Hargett
Sixty years, Barnabas has searched for his magic. Will he finally find it in Matilda’s Magic Shop?


7. BY YOUR OWN FREE WILL by Rayne Hall
What price would you pay to get your heart's desire?


8. A MAGICAL MELODY by Ciara Ballintyne
In a world where magic is in the music, Avram must settle the score before it's too late.


9. BRAINS, SEX OR MONEY? by Tara Maya
What would you choose?


10. THE WHITE RAVEN'S FEATHER by David D. Levine
Ibude is a warm-weather wizard held hostage in a frozen land, but his troubles can still get worse.


Some of these stories have been previously published in books, magazines and ezines. 

To Purchase: Amazon US / UK  Smashwords 
It's forthcoming on Nook, iTunes, and Kobo! And if you would like to read and give an honest review, please let me know, and I can hook you up with a copy. 

For a special Halloween treat, I am offering free copies of Once Upon a December Nightmare. If you would like a free copy, then in the comments please answer this question: "What is your favorite part of Halloween?" Also leave an email or some way for me to contact you to send you a coupon code for a free copy. 

And can you believe November 1st is tomorrow? It's time for NaNoWriMo, and even though I'm rewriting a novel, I don't feel all that ready for it. So much left to do!

So are you participating in NaNo this year? Ready for it to be November? Are you doing anything special for Halloween? 

20 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Both available now? Congratulations! And I'll just go buy your book.

Wren Doloro said...

Wren Doloro (my username) is indeed Nanoing and you are my buddy! I am ready but then I am a pantser, I am always ready plot or not lol.

My favorite part of Halloween are the costumes (I wish we dressed up more often) and the theme of spirits and the dead. Old traditions said that in this night (and the period around it) the veils between the worlds thin.

I also really like spirit work like meditations on my ancestors. That is something I will do tonight :)

Julie said...

I LOVE the Nightmare cover! So creepy. Congratulations on the Lady Bard story, that's awesome!

Happy Halloween! :)

Tyrean Martinson said...

Congratulations on both story and book!!! That's awesome.

My favorite part of Halloween is dressing up and seeing all the other awesome costumes.

and I'm participating in NaNo, but I'm not really ready.

Mina Burrows said...

This is wonderful news, Cherie. Congrats. Wow, you're kicking butt!

Samantha May said...

I love the horror movies. Especially the original Halloween :D That is the only movie from before my generation that still scares the pants off of me (kidding. My pants stay on. The popcorn is usually on the ground though...)

samanthannmay[at]gmail[dot]com

Free is fun :) Happy Halloween!

Jeff Hargett said...

"five-day weekend" <- How every week should end.

No NaNo for me this year, but I'm cheering loudly from the sidelines for all who are participating. Looks like someone has already been productive this year though. ;-)

Christine Rains said...

Awesome treat! Love the sound of those stories in the anthology too. You're in good company. My favorite part of Halloween is seeing everyone in costume. And the candy. I'll admit it! *LOL* I still can't believe it's nearly NaNo time. So much to do, so little time!

M Pax said...

Congratulations, Cherie!! Two books. That's fabulous.

My favorite part of Halloween is it always makes me think of family... of all the birthdays shared with my cousin, sister, and uncle, and all the Halloween-themed parties we shared. In October, it's like I'm 8 again.

Rachel Morgan said...

Ooh, you are NaNo-ing? Good luck! And congrats on BOTH of your releases :)

The Golden Eagle said...

Great story titles and blurbs for the anthology!

My favorite part of Halloween is the creepy autumn atmosphere. The sense that something's just around the corner or going on behind you. :)

I'm finding it hard to believe tomorrow is November 1, too! I'm just relieved I finished my novel's plot synopsis--hoping that will keep me on track.

Cathy Keaton said...

I can't believe it's Nov. 1st tomorrow! Good luck with NaNo and rewriting one of your manuscripts. I'm so not good with NaNo at all, so hopefully you are. ;)

DMS said...

Congratulations on the books! They both sound fascinating. :)

My favorite part of Halloween is the candy.

I would love to participate in NaNoWriMo- but this November is too crazy at work. Maybe next year! Wishing you much success!

~Stephanie
stefpeterson@yahoo.com

Nicole said...

Congrats, Cherie! That's great. I just released a couple spooky short stories as well. :)

Heather H. said...

Happy (belated) Halloween! Loving how eerie the cover for Nightmare Ever After looks! Also, good luck with NaNo! I won't be participating this year, since I'm already in the middle of other projects. So weird to think how November is technically here already--didn't it just turn October?!

As for my favorite part of Halloween...gosh, I could list things forever! I always have heaps of fun giving loved ones Halloween gifts. Reading spooky books and watching equally spooky movies is something I love about Halloween as well!

-Heather
hrholden[at]live[dot]com

C.M.Brown said...

Congrats on both releases. I like the cover for Nightmare Ever After,it looks creepy!

Hope NaNoWriMo goes well.

Elise Fallson said...

Congrats Cherie! I love Halloween from dressing up to carving pumpkins but I'm such a chicken when it comes to scary movies and books, lol! The one sentence blurb of LADY BARD sounds interesting though and I like the idea of having ten stories by ten authors. Nightmare Ever After however sounds like a super scary read! But, it's set in Virginia, and well you know how I feel about good ole VA! (;

Tonja said...

Congratulations! My favorite part of Halloween is when my kids come back and dump the bags of candy on the floor. They are never happier. :)

Romance Reader - Nas said...

Congratulations Cherie!

I used to live in NZ and we had trick and treaters - I would just be checking out all the awesome costumes! Some kids are so creative.

Stephen Tremp said...

I'll download a copy of Nightmare Ever After this weekend! And I have you and your book spotlighted as my Author of the Week. Good luck with sales and everything!