Wednesday, February 12, 2014

E.A. IRWIN - WOMAN IN HORROR!



http://www.eairwin.webs.com/

https://www.facebook.com/pamatthews?fref=ts




E.a. Irwin is my Woman In Horror today! She has many titles to her credit, but of all of them, the Riley McCabe series is at the top of my favorite list. "What, you say, "I don't see them in the credits below." There's a reason for that. An unscrupulous publisher gave her the shaft. These great books are gone. But, I am happy to mention, they are not gone forever. I had the privilege of reading these a while back and love the kick-ass persona displayed by Riley. But don't think these tales are all adventure and battle scenes. There is much Dark psychological terror within the tomes. And, me lads and lassies, there are enough great characters, human and otherwise, to last you for many suspenseful nights. Are you interested now? Well, you should be. E.a. says she hopes a Publisher will pick up the series. Well, hint/hint, I want her to make the sweetest deal possible, but I know of a Publisher that would love this series.

Not only does this young lady write super prose, she also composes fantastic poetry, both horror and other poems. In Darkness We Play is an anthology where her skills are superbly displayed. Also, she is featured in Love's Peripeteiras, a collection of love poems. Lest anyone say that poetry does not sell, this collection rose to #13 on the Amazon charts for poetry and even outsold the horror offerings for Visionary Press. Excellent showing. E.a. rocks with poetry as well as prose. Her poem Inkwell Of Blood  is in The Sirens Call Issue #13 - Women In Horror. 

Frankie's Day, a short story, is also prominently displayed for your reading pleasure in The Sirens Call Issue #13 - Women In Horror.   

I don't have the cover art to show for it, but E.a. Irwin has a super short story coming up in Sideshow. This anthology has been sidelined for awhile, but will be seeing the light of day real soon. Visionary Press is excited about this super tome!  

E.a. put up a post on her Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pamatthews?fref=ts

about the wonderful anthology Blessings From The Darkness. 100% of the profits go to a very worthy cause. E.a. is a caring lady. You can scroll down and see more about this below.

There are many books featured below for E.a., and as I mentioned earlier, there are more on the way, the best of the best. E.a. Irwin is a Woman In Horror!


Blaze McRob




E. A. Irwin lives in California, where she writes fiction and poetry, often bending horror, mystery and thriller genres to keep life interesting. Author of the "Myth to Life: The Rise of Riley McCabe" series, her short stories and poetry have been published in various anthologies, magazines, e-zines and online.
http://www.eairwin.webs.com



From E.a. Irwin:

So honored to have my story "Frankie's Day" and poem "Inkwell of Blood" sharing pages with many Women in Horror this month. Treat yourself to a free read, a grand bloody Valentine gift for all!



All right, my lovelies, my story 'Sound of Silence' graces the pages with other writers, but it is not only an anthology with varied reads, but an anthology dedicated in support of Richard Jason Thomason, son of Yvonne Mason, who is now unable to work due to a continuing illness. Please consider picking up a copy for yourself and others. While the book is available in e-book and paperback at all major outlets, Amazon, etc., Black Bed Sheet Books, who published the book, guarantees one hundred percent of the profits will go to this wonderful cause and provide the most bang for your buck. While at Black Bed Sheets also consider other books and support Nicholas Grabowsky, who took on the project without hesitation or pay from cover to sales after the stories had been compiled by Kelly J Koch for us. Make a win/win happen ... good reads supporting a person in need. Thank you in advance to my wonderful friends.
— with Kelly J Koch.
 

Shadows & Light Magazine-January 2014: Quarterly Anthology by Platt, Shawna (Jan 17, 2014)

 

Book Description

January 17, 2014
Shadows & Light Magazine. Quarterly Anthology. Issue #1. January/February/March 2014.

In this issue:
Cover Photo by Elsa Santoro
The Metal Man of WWIII by Ian Bush and A.M.
Shadows by Edwin C. Hofert
Sequined Eyes by Micki Hogan
The Crystal Dove by Gianandrea Maoli
Ghost by Rick Powell
Letter From the Boogieman by Connie Smith
Life's Little Changes by E.A. Irwin
Atop a Leaf Covered Stair & To Be Remembered by Mary Genevieve Fortier
Dark Vision From Beyond by T.O. Gade
Within by David Schutz II
The Silent Voice by Shawna Platt
 
5.0 out of 5 stars Shadows and Light and all the mystery in between! January 20, 2014
Format:Paperback|Amazon Verified Purchase
There is something for everyone in here. Be it a haunting, candid and somewhat touching story of World War 3 by Ian Bush and A.M., dark poetry by Edwin C. Hofert, Connie Smith, Shawna Platt and Mary Genevieve Fortier or the glimpse of fright from the mind's eye of Micki Hogan and Gianadrea Maoli, you will not be disappointed. Stir in the visionary talents of T.O. Gade, David Schutz II and E. A. Irwin and you have a magazine the is something to be on the watch for in the future. Shawna Platt has done a great job of painstakingly choosing these fine people for her first issue. The photography on the cover, (by Elsa Santoro), brings to mind of "entering the soul" of all these authors within and the love they have for the written word and of all the mystery and imagination it brings. A magazine not to pass up!
 

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Fresh Fear: Contemporary Horror by Campbell, Ramsey, Gonzalez, J. F., Childs, Lily and Pugmire, W. H. (Dec 5, 2013)

 

Book Description

December 5, 2013
FRESH FEAR: Contem­porary Horror is a collection of horror from some of the genre's best writers of dark fiction. This collection has no central theme other than the story's ability to scare the hell out of the reader! Tales steeped in psychological horror sit alongside visions of strange worlds and inner landscapes drenched in blood. 'Quiet horror' sits comfortably next to more visceral portrayals of the monsters that lurk deep within the human heart. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, famously once said, "where there is no imagination there is no horror" - the horror expressed by the authors in Fresh Fear show that imagination is indeed tantamount to excellent story-telling. Prepare yourself for 28 tales of terror-inducing fiction that will have you checking the locks on every door and window of your abode!

·         Scathe meic Beorh
·         Ramsey Campbell
·         Lily Childs
·         Lincoln Crisler
·         Jack Dann
·         Robert Dunbar
·         Thomas A. Erb
·         Brandon Ford
·         Carole Gill
·         Lindsey Beth Goddard
·         J. F. Gonzalez
·         Dane Hatchell
·         E. A. Irwin
·         Charlee Jacob
·         K. Trap Jones
·         Tim Jones
·         Vada Katherine
·         Roy C. Booth and Axel Kohagen
·         Shane McKenzie
·         Shaun Meeks
·         Adam Millard
·         Christine Morgan
·         Billie Sue Mosiman
·         D.F. Noble
·         Chantal Noordeloos
·         W. H. Pugmire
·         William Todd Rose
·         Anna Taborska

Fresh Fear is an eclectic collection of the very best horror fiction from across the world. Dare you to read it! Switch the phone off, make yourself comfortable, and prepare for a trip to the darkest depths and most shadowed recesses of the human imagination.
5.0 out of 5 stars Keeping it fresh December 29, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Fear comes in many forms and speaks with countless voices. This is a collection of stories from authors living in diverse places. It is a tapestry woven from these disparate elements and presented all for the love of horror.

The introduction is a selection from W.J. Renehan's "The Art of Darkness: Meditations on the Effect of Horror Fiction." Entitled "Why We Turn to Horror," it is an illuminating piece on the very attraction of horror in all its many forms.

Launching into the book, we find Scathe meic Beorh's "God of the Winds." It is a vision of human depravity with a taste of ancient terrors. Ramsey Campbell's "Welcomeland" takes you on a journey into an amusement park, forgotten by time but not by the memories which lurk within its depths. Lily Childs brings us "Strange Tastes," a tale of secret hungers revealed.

In "Nouri and the Beetles," Lincoln Crisler tells of primal desires and awful betrayal. Jack Dann's "Camps" takes us into the mind of a dying man with nightmares of a haunted past. In "High Rise," Robert Dunbar reveals a deadly seduction while Thomas A. Erb's "Spencer Weaver Gets Rebooted" is a shocking tale of vengeance.

Brandon Ford's "Scare Me" tells of a woman forced to drive to an inevitable fate. In "Raised," Carole Gill tells of ancient magic and an obsession with death. Lindsey Beth Goddard weaves a tale of unspeakable tragedy and the price to change one's fate in "The Tooth Collector."

In "Love Hurts," J.F. Gonzalez speaks of a love for pain taken to a horrific level. Dane Hatchell's "The `takers" is about a mind's descent into madness, while in "Justice through Twelve Steps," E.A. Irwin speaks of insanity talking to those who will hear.

Charlee Jacob brings us "Locked Inside the Buzzword Box," a story about devouring hunger. K. Trap Jones speaks of a demon hunter faced with a deadly choice in "Demon Eyed Blind." Tim Jones' "Protein" is a fight for survival against cannibal hunger.

Vada Katherine's "Block" describes the hunt for a killer and the desire for release. Roy C. Booth and Axel Kohagen tell of a man facing a lover's vengeance in "Just Another Ex." Shane McKenzie's "So Much Pain, So Much Death" is about a father finding his daughter, only to discover an awful truth.

Shaun Meeks brings us "Perfection Through Silence," the tale of a man constantly vexed by a disturbing noise. In Adam Millard's "The Incongruous Mr. Marwick," a boy learns that some solitary souls are better left alone. Christine Morgan's "Nails of the Dead" is a disturbing journey into mythological depths.

Billie Sue Mosiman's "Verboten" tells of sisterly love with fatal results. D.F. Noble's "Psych" pulls you into the psych ward to learn what hideous presence lurks in the shadows. In "The Door," Chantal Noordeloos reminds us dangers can be found on either side.

W.H. Pugmire's "Darkness Dancing in Your Eyes" is about a lost being and that which it sees in the depths of a mirror. William Todd Rose gives us the seduction of an urban legend in "The Grave Dancer," while Anna Taborska's "Out of the Light" speaks of a soul's desire pulling a man into the darkness.

William Cook has truly brought us a fresh perspective, like a sharpened blade that cuts to the quick. The forms of fear are many and you will find them all waiting for you here. For just like flesh, horror will decay... unless you keep it fresh. 
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Daily Flash 2012: 366 Days of Flash Fiction (Leap Year Edition) by Jessy Marie Roberts, Deana Roberts and Daniel Lambert (Nov 22, 2011)

 DAILY FLASH 2012: 366 DAYS OF FLASH FICTION (LEAP YEAR EDITION) is a 2012 flash fiction calendar anthology, with a 500 word or less short story featured for every day of the calendar year. Filled with 366 short stories, this is a fun and practical anthology designed for busy readers.

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Daily Frights 2012: 366 Days of Dark Flash Fiction (Leap Year Edition) by Deana Roberts and Daniel Lambert (Dec 6, 2011)

 DAILY FRIGHTS 2012: 366 DAYS OF DARK FLASH FICTION (LEAP YEAR EDITION) is a 2012 flash fiction calendar anthology, with a 500 word or less short story featured for every day of the calendar year. Filled with 366 short stories, this is a fun and practical anthology designed for busy readers.

 

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Paperback $59.27 $112.41

Love's Peripeteias by Ó Coinn, Micheál, Kerr, Calum, McCourt Hollar, Lisa and McRob, Blaze (Feb 3, 2014)

 

Book Description

February 3, 2014
Love’s Peripeteias is a throng of poetry that covers the gamut of relationship experience. From a relationship’s sunrise to sunset, there is a piece for everyone to enjoy. This is NOT your typical collection of ‘love’ poems, but rather, an eclectic array of personal experience that will captivate your heart. Whether you have loved and lost or you have lost love, if you have been hurt to the point of no return, or if you are still madly in love with your soul mate, “Love’s Peripeteias” is a coffee table compilation you will share with friends and family for years to come.


Satan's Holiday by Mason, Yvonne (Sep 30, 2013)

 

Book Description

September 30, 2013
Satan's Holiday is an anthology of things that go bump in the night. Written by an exciting diversity of talented writers, some not previously published and some published abroad. Satan's Holiday was compiled by award winning author Yvonne Mason, also a contributor with a thrilling story of her own. The stories and poems in Satan's Holiday are as unique as the authors who penned them and no two are alike...some are extremely dark and foreboding, others are quaint while yet others are scary and perhaps even shocking, guaranteed to entertain and delight any reader. To top it all off veteran horror writer Nicholas Grabowsky (Halloween IV, Red Wet Dirt, The Everborn) and the owner/founder of one of the most talked about horror presses of the decade, Black Bed Sheet Books has graciously added one of his own horror stories to this unique book.

 

Welcome To Your NIghtmare by Mason, Yvonne (Sep 30, 2013)

Book Description

September 30, 2013
Welcome to Your Nightmare is an anthology of things that go bump in the night. Written by an exciting diversity of talented writers, some not previously published and some published abroad. Welcome to Your Nightmare was compiled by award winning author Yvonne Mason, also a contributor with a thrilling story of her own. The stories and poems in Satan's Holiday are as unique as the authors who penned them and no two are alike...some are extremely dark and foreboding, others are quaint while yet others are scary and perhaps even shocking, guaranteed to entertain and delight any reader. To top it all off veteran horror writer Nicholas Grabowsky (Halloween IV, Red Wet Dirt, The Everborn) and the owner/founder of one of the most talked about horror presses of the decade, Black Bed Sheet Books has graciously added one of his own horror stories to this unique book.

 

5.0 out of 5 stars "Welcome To Your Nightmare" compiled by Yvonne Mason November 30, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
The tales written in this anthology will stand up the hairs on the nape of your neck as you read them and palpitate your heartbeat. Horror in its best form anytime of year is marvelous but I find it most welcome when October rolls around and Halloween looms nearby. Most of these offerings are written by a new author giving their very best to scare the scream out of you and several well-known writers stepped up to contribute as well to polish off that scream very expertly. The book is compiled by a well-known author, Yvonne Mason, who is a marvelous story teller in her own right and she has a very shivery story in the book as well.
I read each one of these tales with writing respect growing in leaps and bound.
One in particular scared the yell out of me and I dreaded the nightmares I was sure it would give me. It was written by Nicholas Grabowsky and is titled, "The Yuletide Thing." I may never be able to think of Christmas in the same light again.
I highly recommend this to any lover of horror books and to anyone who loves a good chill, even in the cold of winter.
There are too many excellent stories and too many authors to name individually so go buy it and dive in. You won't be disappointed. This analogy is coupled with a sister book titled, "Satan's Holiday." Read them both...and be prepared to scream.

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in darkness we play by Lori R. Lopez, E. A. Irwin, Lee Pletzers and John Irvine (Feb 14, 2011)

 

Book Description

February 14, 2011
5 authors tormented by dark visions have penned 15 poems each to chill the spine of Poe.


5 dark and disturbing visions for your pleasure have at last been combined into one volume.


This collection will NOT make you feel cozy and warm. It will NOT make you think of love and happiness.


No. It's designed for something much, much darker. This collection will play games with your mind and rape your soul. It will send you to the madhouse, screaming. Your warnings are for naught. Their eyes are blind, and their ears they do bleed.


But you are not of the weak, are you? You are strong of mind, spirit and body, but still me thinks you shall scream.


Do you think you're immune?

Think again.
5.0 out of 5 stars Out-freakin'-standing April 19, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
This book was so good that I couldn't put it down. I finished it in less than a day. I highly recommend it.

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2 comments:

  1. Thank you Blaze Rob for this wonderful interview for E.a. and your support of her and my son. We all are truly humbled.

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  2. It is the least I could do. I thought your son needed a shout out, my friend. So did Patricia.

    Blaze

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