Wednesday, February 29, 2012

SIRRAH MEDEIROS-WOMAN IN HORROR

http://sirrahmedeiros.com/




Sirrah Medeiros, one of the authors in "I Believe In Werewolves," was picked by Spirited Woman for their Top 12 New Year's Book Picks-Great Inspirational List Of Reads. This is pretty outstanding in my book because we're talking about an anthology of horror tales. I have always said that horror writers are compassionate people. Sirrah proves it. Great horror AND great inspiration! Read her story in the anthology and get ready for a lot more to come from this young lady. Visit her blog and FB page also.


As you can see from above, Sirrah Medeiros not only writes great horror, but she does it in such a way that it inspires people. Most people think horror writers are people with twisted, warped minds and should be locked up in a padded room.  No room for this great lady! She is a great person and a credit to all horror writers. Read her blog, the post about her great honor, and her great story Once Bitten-Not So Shy in I Believe In Werewolves, a great horror anthology. Her story brings the reader into the life of a tormented soul, torn between two worlds, one of human morality, and the other of a bestial, seductive existence.

Sirrah Medeiros is a Woman in Horror!

Blaze














Tuesday, February 28, 2012

SUZANNE ROBB-WOMAN IN HORROR



Suzanne Robb is very prolific when it comes to writing anthologies. Some of them are very dark, but the cover art is colorful, and I have decided to share a little gore with you. She also has some new works coming out. I am proud to say that I am in some of these anthologies with her, one of which is particularly gory.

From Suzanne:

I am a writer of short fiction horror stories, comedy stories, and a combination of the two. I also have a book accepted for publication coming out later, and have two others in the works. I am editing an anthology for Hidden Thoughts Press on Anxiety Disorders and hope you check it out.

From Blaze:

She has a very charming doggie, and even though she has extensive training in the psychology field, she worries too much. I keep telling her that everything is going great for her and to relax and enjoy life a little, but who the hell listens to me?

Anyway, enjoy reading these great books, enjoy the covers, and remember: Suzanne Robb is a Woman in Horror

Blaze

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Friday, February 24, 2012

KATHRYN MEYER GRIFFITH-WOMAN IN HORROR

KATHRYN MEYER GRIFFITH-WOMAN IN HORROR

http://www.bebo.com/kathrynmeyerG

Kathryn Meyer Griffith has written so many great novels over the years that I'm not even going to attempt to list them all here. My all time favorite The Last Vampire is one great end of world tale that will keep you sitting on the edge of your seat, wondering what will happen next. On one of my frequently visited blogs the other week, my friend was asking about our favorite tales of this nature. My response:" The Last Vampire. Nothing else even comes close." I have enclosed her bio below, and a glowing description of her masterpiece.


Biography

I've been writing for over 40 years now...published for 29 of those years since 1984; have fourteen novels and 8 short stories to my name...and more coming. I write traditional supernatural horror, murder mysteries and paranormal romance. I've been writing about ghosts, haunted places and evil vampires WAY LONG BEFORE Stephanie Meyer (no relation to me even though my maiden name is Meyer) and the rest of the vampire author crowd, ha, ha. And between June 2010 and July 2012 ten of my older Zebra, Leisure paperbacks and Wild Rose Press books are going to be repackaged, reprinted and rereleased for the first time in many years (and in e-books for the first time ever) from DAMNATION BOOKS  and ETERNAL PRESS. Yippie! So look for them.

I'm a wife of 33 years (husband, Russell), mother (one son, James) and grandmother (two grandchildren, Caitlyn and Joshua). I was a graphic designer in the corporate world for 23 years; and have published with Dorchester, Kensington, Avalon Books, The Wild Rose Press, Damnation Books and Eternal Press. Recently, I've crossed over into e-books as well as paperbacks. I love cats and nature, classic rock and country music (my brother, JS Meyer, is a singer/songwriter and does the songs for all my self-made book trailers that are on my websites).

My published books: (The first TEN OF THESE ARE ALL COMING OUT AGAIN, NEW COVERS, REWRITTEN AND IN E-BOOK FOR THE FIRST TIME - FROM DAMNATION BOOKS/ETERNAL PRESS BETWEEN JUNE 2010 AND JULY 2012...SEE THE NEW COVERS UP BY MY BIO PHOTO...PLEASE LOOK FOR THEM!) Evil Stalks the Night (supernatural horror), Leisure 1984; The Heart of the Rose (historical romance) Leisure 1985; Blood Forge (supernatural horror), Leisure 1989; Vampire Blood (romantic supernatural horror), Zebra 1991; The Last Vampire (supernatural horror), Zebra 1992; Witches (romantic horror), Zebra 1993 & Pinnacle 2000; a novella called The Nameless One in Dark Seductions, an erotic horror anthology, Kensington, 1993; The Calling (supernatural horror), Zebra 1994. The Nameless One, a short erotic novella in the 1994 Zebra Anthology Dark Seductions. And Scraps of Paper (hardcover mystery) Avalon Books, 2003; All Things Slip Away, the second mystery in the series came out also from Avalon Books in February 2006. And my three novels and two short stories from The Wild Rose Press are also coming out again from ETERNAL PRESS: Egyptian Heart(ancient Egyptian time travel romance); Winter's Journey(a romantic suspense novel); The Ice Bridge, (a contemporary romance e-novel with a dose of murder mystery) and two ghostly short stories, Don't Look Back, Agnes and In This House. BEFORE THE END: A Time of Demons, an apocalyptic saga from Damnation Books, June 2010. THE WOMAN IN CRIMSON, a vampire eternal love story, is out now from ETERNAL PRESS. The Complete Guide to Writing Paranormal Fiction: Volume 1 (I did the Introduction) 2011***

Did I not say Kathryn is a busy lady?!

Here's the description for The Last Vampire: Product Description Author's new revised edition...never before released as an ebook! The earthquakes with their falling ash, the global floods and the devastating fires arrive first. Then the worldwide plague with its stench of death. And as mankind suffers and dies out, vampires, their numbers dwindling, struggle and fight fiercely among themselves to survive in a world where there aren’t enough humans to prey and feed upon. As the weeks go by they become fewer, more desperate and more ruthless.

Emma, as the world disintegrates around her, finds herself alone, family all have perished…and fending off an unnatural hunger as she becomes one of the undead. Fighting her unwanted destiny she’s determined to resist the bloodlust she feels, the need to kill and feed on humans, of losing her humanity, for as long as she can bear it…but she’s so hungry…and the night calls.

One other thing about The Last Vampire: it was an Epic Awards Ebook Finalist. It should have won.

Is there any doubt that Kathryn Meyer Griffith is a Woman In Horror? Absolutely none!

Blaze 

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

VERONICA KEGEL-GIGLIO-WOMAN IN HORROR

Veronica-Kegel-Giglio is one of many great ladies publishing with Vamplit Publishing. Her recently released tale Demonic Passion is quite a story of horror and intrigue.

She has loved writing novels and short stories since age ten, especially scary stories. She is the author of six novels in print and numerous short stories for adults and children. Her poetry has been published in the Philadelphia Tribune, and many of her children’s works have been published in Spanish and English in EL TIEMPO HISPANO of Delaware, USA. She loves traveling and sailing with her husband Larry. Her son Robby also shares her love of horror movies and paranormal stories.

After starting her writing career penning romance novels, Veronica decided to branch out to other genres like mystery, children’s literature, suspense, and horror. She also believes that all good stories (no matter what genre) have to have mystery and a real bad guy. She has also submitted a vampire screenplay to The Terror Film Festival in Philadelphia.

When she is not working as a school administrator or on another novel, she is busy teaching creative writing. Ms. Kegel-Giglio has taught creative writing at four different locations in the Philadelphia area. She has also served as treasurer for Valley Forge Romance Writers and on the planning board for a local chapter of The Sisters in Crime mystery writing networkhttp://vamplit.com

Description for Demonic Passion:


When Honey Sewell meets her favorite author late at night in a bar, she does not expect to be swept off her feet and into a bizarre web of romance, lies, mystery, and intrigue. She is also confused by his mysterious relationship with another female. However, when she finds out Freddie’s biggest secret, she must choose between love and life.

Buy Venica's book and visit her at Vamplit. Veronica kegel-Giglio is a Woman In Horror!

Blaze

Monday, February 20, 2012

KATE MONROE-WOMAN IN HORROR



Kate Monroe not only writes some great horror, she is also the editor for Siren's Call Publications. I first met her when Angelic Knight Press was accepting submissions for Satan's Toybox: Demonic Dolls. Her story Lullaby is included with other great stories.

Her bio:

Kate Monroe is a red-headed author and editor who lives in a quiet and inspirational corner of southern England. She has penchants for chocolate, horror and loud guitars, and a fatal weakness for red wine.
Her interests in writing range from horror to erotica, taking in historical romance and tales of the paranormal on the way; whatever she has dreamed about the night before is liable to find its way onto the page in some form or another...

Below is the description of Kiss Of an Angel:


Shannon Kiernan has never enjoyed Halloween, for each time that it passes with nothing out of the ordinary happening to her, her frustration increases. This year, though, everything will change when she finds it impossible to resist the pull towards the grim and forbidding manor at the end of the street.

Equally impossible to resist are the sensuous pleasures and dark secrets that await her there; and that which she finds will change her life forever...


Approximate length of this novella is 16,000 words.


A teaser for Playing With Fire:


Evie's woken up the morning after a wild party with a naked man in her bed before - that in itself isn't unusual.

But the man she finds in her bed this time is no ordinary man, and this is no ordinary love story. There's something about the mysterious stranger that she can't explain, and even though he won't tell her his name, she can't forget him.

He knows that he should stay away from her. He knows that his desire for her could put her in the path of the most terrible danger. Some things, though, cannot be defied...


Her short story in Satan's Toybox: Demonic Dolls is given a little praise below:


Lullaby by Kate Monroe is a wonderfully told heart rending tale of a doll that is passed down through generations of female family members. The doll has been waiting for the perfect playmate. Now finally a special little girl has received her and is chosen to be the one to help the doll do what it has always wanted to.

Visit Kate on her blog. Read her great tales. Kate Monroe is a Woman in Horror!

Blaze.



Saturday, February 18, 2012

BELINDA FRISCH-WOMAN IN HORROR


Is this not a great cover?! Belinda Frisch's Zombie Babies is expected for an April release. This is not one to read to the kiddies before they go to sleep. Below is a sneak peek:

Welcome to the Nixon Healing and Research Center, refuge for the indigent sick and playground for the maniacal Dr. Howard Nixon whose cancer research has him dabbling in the undead.

His human-zombie breeding program is falling apart and only Miranda Penton can save it.

Miranda gave up her budding military career to marry a fellow soldier but when their first child is stillborn, it's more tragedy than their new marriage can handle. One year later and in the midst of a painful divorce, Miranda accepts an unexpected job offer to join Nixon’s security team and quickly becomes one of his captives.

Nixon impregnates Miranda with a zombie fetus, but her imprisonment at the center is short-lived. A rescue team led by Scott, her estranged husband, releases her and the infected on the unsuspecting hospital population.

The virus is spreading and must be contained. The center is going into lock-down. The group's escape is threatened by a homicidal security guard and a raging storm. The town of Strandville is ground zero for the zombie apocalypse and Miranda must escape because the fate of humanity lies with her unborn child. 

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Belinda has written a number of great tales of horror. The one I am most familiar with is Dead Spell.

Book Description

April 28, 2011
Ellen Hopkins fans, meet Harmony Wolcott. Damaged and determined, she'll take you to the wrong side of the tracks and you'll love it.

 "This is a great book that pulled me in from the beginning pages and would not let go until the end." -Nightly Reading Review

"When the words of a book reach out, grips you by the throat, and pulls you from the first page to the very end in one sitting, then that is a great book. Dead Spell did just that. I was completely captivated from the very beginning and felt as though I couldn't read it quickly enough." -Angela Scott

Harmony Wolcott's darkest secret has clawed its way back from the grave and is haunting her.
















Afraid to ask for help, Harmony searches for answers in the wreckage of her childhood home where the truth is buried under the rubble of a family plagued by mental illness.

Dead Spell is about a ghost with a past and a girl who would die to forget it.





Sounds like one you don't want to miss, doesn't it? That's because it is! I can vouch for that!


Biography

Belinda Frisch's fiction has appeared in Shroud Magazine, Dabblestone Horror, and Tales of Zombie War. She is the author of the horror novel, DEAD SPELL, as well as the short story compilation, CRISIS HOSPITAL, TALES FROM THE WORLD, THE WARD, AND THE BEDSIDE. She is an honorable mention winner in the Writer's Digest 76th Annual Writing Competition and a proud member of the New England Horror Writers.

Belinda Frisch is another great lady emerging onto the scene of horror writing with stellar tales guaranteed to captivate and scare you. She is truly a Woman in Horror!

Blaze

 

Friday, February 17, 2012

LISA LANE-WOMAN IN HORROR

http://www.newsensuality.blogspot.com/

Lisa Lane writes mixed genre fiction: literary, pulp sci-fi, horror, erotica, and romance. Of course, combining erotica with fanged beasties is most certainly horror! The Darkness and the Night: Blood And Coffee is such a great read that I recommended it for inclusion into DarkMedia City's Dark Book Club read for March. Tres cool!

Book description below:

After vacation plans go awry, Karen finds herself alone in a large house, in the middle of nowhere. That night, in an encounter both sexual and surreal, Karen falls victim to a vampire attack. The act leaves her struggling to cling to her humanity while sexually imprinted to a monster.

Karen escapes, only to delve head first into a dark odyssey that will shatter her previous thoughts on reality and redefine what it means to love.

There is a treasure trove of reviews:

Editorial Reviews

Review

"Lisa Lane has managed to combine it all into one fascinating read that defies conventional genre labeling. She's a great storyteller with a wild imagination and if you are interested in something dark and new this is a book for you." --Fang-tastic Books

"This is the first part in a trilogy, and there are enough clues as to how the action will progress to ensure those who like a bit of gore with their sexual tension will hunt down the second and third volumes." --Penthouse Forum 

From the Back Cover

Hoping to find some sort of resolution to her relationship with her paranoid, delusional, and estranged father, Karen, a young woman fresh out of graduate school, agrees to meet her family at their old summer home one last time. Karen suddenly finds herself alone in the large house, in the middle of nowhere, after her family calls to report a travel delay. That night, in an encounter both sexual and surreal, Karen falls victim to a vampire attack.

Karen recalls the circumstances behind her father's psychotic break: in his delusions, however, he was the vampire hunter. Karen's vampire returns and informs her that his family is using her to settle a score against her father, for killing one of their family members several years ago. The plan: present Karen, newly turned, to her recently "psychologically rehabilitated" father, and see which one survives....

About the Author

Lisa Lane shares her humble home with a philosopher, two cats, a gecko, and a geriatric turtle. She writes erotic sci-fi romance and erotic horror, but has a clear passion for speculative fiction and postmodern literary elements. Her vampire trilogy THE DARKNESS AND THE NIGHT pushes conventional boundaries between romance and horror, while her space operas LUST IN SPACE and PANDORA'S HOPE push time, space, and love to their furthest limits.

So, the way I look at it, Lisa writes fantastic stories that push the boundaries of what conceptual horror is. That's a great thing! Visit her blog.

Lisa Lane: Woman in Horror!

Blaze

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

REBECCA TREADWAY-WOMAN IN HORROR


http://creepywalker.blogspot.com/

All the covers above are done by the Art Director for Angelic Knight Press, Rebecca Treadway. She is a multi-talented lady: artist, writer, formatter, and editor. Cover art sells books! If your cover sucks, who wants to look inside? I can vouch for the fact she is a great person to work with, and her artistic talents alone would classify her as a Woman in Horror. However, she is also a superb writer. I was a beta reader for Chilly Eye Callie a while back and love the story. She is working on a novel and a collection of shorts as well. Below is the description of her tale on Amazon.

Product Description

When she has your eye, she has your mind. Chilly-Eye Callie is a supernatural horror story with humorous elements. As Miss Callie rides the Sacramento transit train, she comes across a young man about to get into some serious trouble. Will she be able to stop a rape and subsequent murder?

I grabbed this five star review from there as well, written by Lisa McCourt Hollar, another Woman in Horror. She obviously knows her stuff. By the way, this is one of many five star reviews for this great story.


Chilly-Eye Callie is one of those stories that stays with you long after you have finished reading it. I have read this several times and each time, I am enthralled with the woman. Since it is a short story, it is hard to go into detail, without giving too much away, but Callie is a woman that has lived a long time. She has experienced heartbreak and joy and she knows injustice when she sees it. She understands a young mans anger at a friends imprisonment, due to charges brought against him by a woman that falsly cried rape. But she knows the plans he and his friends have in store for this woman will only lead to more trouble. So the Callie takes matters into her own hands.

I have to say, the ending caught me by surprise. Maybe I should have seen it coming, but who Chilly-Eye Callie is was a thrill that made this story so much better. She isn't a woman I would want to cross and one I look forward to reading more about.

Biography

I'm a poet, artist, photographer and of course - writer and now author. I possess a morbidly humorous outlook on life. I also don't like to write bio's of myself in third person.

Rebecca Treadway is one of the most fascinating people I know. No one will ever know all there is to know about her, and I believe that's just the way she wants it!

Rebecca Treadway. Woman in Horror!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

STACEY TURNER-WOMAN IN HORROR



Stacey Turner is my friend, my Editor, and CEO and Managing Owner at Angelic Knight Press. She does everything for me. Her editing style is superb! She suggests! All of our authors love her.

She also writes some wonderful horror tales! She has stories in all three of our anthologies: Satan's Toybox: Demonic Dolls, Satan's Toybox: Toy Soldiers, and Satan's Toybox: Terrific Teddies. She has a great story in Rymfire Erotica: An Erotic Horror Anthology. Also, she will soon be coming out with stories of her own, guaranteed to keep you awake at night.

So for great stories, Stacey is indeed a Woman in Horror! And for helping others reach their dreams, she is a Helping Woman in Horror!

I don't know what I would do without this great lady!

Blaze

Saturday, February 11, 2012

SUE MYDLIAK-WOMAN IN HORROR

A little about Sue Mydliaks great novel Birthright below.

When Candra Rosewood returns to Utica she's already missed her parents funeral and everything she thought about her family turns out to be a lie.

When Kane turns up unannounced on her doorstep, Candra, fights her strange need for him. Is he somehow involved in her parents’ death? Is the mysterious Mr Bennet a friend or foe, and can she trust him when he says she's descended from powerful vampires.

Birthright is a novel that opens the door on family secrets. Both Kane and Candra are locked into a shared past neither of them can escape. Evil is everywhere waiting to pounce. Candra must decide who is a friend and find out what her birthright really is.

When everything in your life is lost, whom can you trust and who will be there to pick up the pieces and help you put them back together, family or a stranger.

This is Sue's first novel. She is writing a sequel now and has done some wonderful short stories included within Satan's Toybox: Demonic Dolls and Satan's Toybox: Toy Soldiers. She is also an artist, illustrator, and does book covers for Vamplit publishing
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Sue is a true Woman in Horror! Read her great book and short stories and enjoy her art. I do!

Blaze