Sunday, July 13, 2014


Mari Wells is my Woman In Horror today! First of all, I think everyone should go to 
and see the wonderful stories she has written. I have a couple below from Amazon, but there is much more to this talented lady, including two great pieces in Sirens Call ezine. You all know the respect I have for Sirens Call. One part I really like about this particular page on her blog is her non-fiction pieces about monsters from around the world. I see a couple here that are musts to be included in the collection I am compiling of such beasties. She presents them so well that stories are jumping off the pages and into my gray matter. Thanks, Mari!

On her Facebook Author Page
Mari comes up with great links and advice. She is a quiet lady, not bandying her talents all over the internet. She lets her work speak for her, and speak well it does.

In the anthology 100 Doors To Madness, Mari has a great story, Violation Of Her Ritual. This is a huge tome with 100 great authors.

Book Description

October 8, 2013
From one hundred of the world's finest storytellers of the macabre comes an epic anthology of short form terror fiction that will frighten, disturb and delight the reader. With stories from award-winning writers and emerging stars, including Eric J Guignard, Marge Simon, Michael Bailey, T Fox Dunham, Shaun Meeks, Adam Millard, James S Dorr, SJI Holliday, Ken Goldman, Christina Murphy, Michael Thomas-Knight, Carl Barker, Pete Aldin, Tim Jeffreys, Michael R Colangelo, Tim Tobin, Kerry GS Lipp, Matthew Wilson, Matthew Antonio, Bosley Gravel, Dave Dormer, Shaun Avery, Ivan Ewert, JJ Steinfeld, Noel Osualdini, Megan Dorei, NM Haupt, Ed Ahern, William van Winkle, Orion D Hegre, Carly Berg, Patrick Meegan, Rayna Bright, TC Bennett, Janelle A Belle, Ranee Stemann, Timothy McGivney, Olivia Arieti, Gary Hewitt, Bruce Harris, Victoria Dalpe, Amy Severson, Mark Antoni Rossi, Matthew R Davis, Sean May, James Croal Jackson, Glen Damien Campbell, Terence Kuch, Helen Mihajlovic, Carrie Martin, Scathe meic Beorh, David Perlmutter, Matt Hlinak, Ray Yanek, John Haas, J Whitworth Hazzard, Greg Burch, Chris White, Christine Verstraete, Greg McWhorter, Douglas Vance Castagna, Layla Cummins, Jenean McBrearty, Wednesday Silverwood, Joseph J Patchen, Steven Grassie, Lewis R Humphries, Jennifer Jones, Trevor Firetog, Mari Wells, Merideth Grue, Kathy Ferrell, Emilia Murther, Miranda Kate, CC Adams, Dirky Henkel, John Kujawski, Lisa Finch, Godfrey Dupond, Amy Langevin, Joseph Rubas, DL Smith-Lee, Francesca Muller, Rebecca Morne, Jay Long, Mathias Jansson, HH Munro, Guy de Maupassant, and more.
5.0 out of 5 stars Instant Gratification November 3, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This collection of fast fiction defies conventions and gets the pulse racing. From just desserts to late night rendezvous gone awry, every 'door' opens to a twisted section of the psyche best left unexplored. The strange, the mad, and the scary await, so enter at your own risk!

The professional presentation makes this a great horror/suspense collection. Some vignettes delve into taboo subjects, but all the stories promise to chip away at that armor of normalcy that impedes us all.

Mary has a tale called Insomnia in the anthology The Struggle. This anthology's proceeds go to helping writers in need.

Book Description

October 27, 2013
27 writers. 29 original stories and poems. A single theme:
The Struggle.

Proceeds from the sale of this anthology will go to helping writers in need.

From horror and humor to love and loss, each tale reflects the struggles we all have to face – in life, and within ourselves. They are as varied as the array of talent who united to create them, spinning the threads of storytelling together to weave an extraordinary anthology unlike any other.

The Struggle features works by Delilah S. Dawson, Michael Birchmore, Bobby Salomons, Sue Birchmore, James R. Tuck, Corey Seeley, Sheila Hall, Lily Luchesi, Karina Cooper, Mari Wells, Andrea Wheeler, Sarah Broadley, J. Luis Licea, Zoey Derrick, Aly Morlock, Casey Harris-Parks, Samantha Lee, Trevor Neale, J. Elizabeth Hill, Romantic Dominant, J. Hewitt, Christopher Liccardi, Caroline Rainbow, Gabi Daniels, Peter Davis-Parker, and Rick Austin.
5.0 out of 5 stars An Amazing Anthology October 28, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I feel so HONORED to have read this anthology.
29 Amazing Stories of Life, Struggle and Survival!
Its a wonderful compilation of stories and poems that helps you see that life has funny ways of showing you how hard it can be!
What an Honor!


Amazon bio:

By candlelight, she writes, creating worlds full of magic, myths, mystery, monsters, and mayhem, during the midnight hours. Using words of romance or suspense and her knowledge of paranormal creatures, she covers the screen. Characters are pleased to be given her attention for the night and they happily do her biding.
Her stories will take you to lands where vampires, werewolves, and witches interact in magical ways. Journey with her to places where myths take on exciting twists, monsters may not be what you expect, and death isn't final.
Allow her to question all that you know to be true, while enjoying the tale she takes you on. Once you've been drawn into her world things that go bump in the night is something you will anxiously await.
Mari Wells has appeared in anthologies, magazines, and websites. You can find her at

Once more, I want to stress that a trip to Mari's website is well worth your time. Tell her Blaze sent you!

Mari Wells is a Woman In Horror!

Blaze McRob

100 Doors To Madness by Eric J Guignard, Ken Goldman, Marge Simon and James S Dorr (Oct 8, 2013)


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The Struggle by Rick Austin, Zoey Derrick, James R. Tuck and J. Elizabeth Hill (Oct 27, 2013)


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  1. Thank you, Blaze. This is amazing!

  2. I'm glad this makes you happy, my talented friend. :D


  3. :) Happy doesn't even describe it. :)

    1. Alrighty! It makes my week when my talented friends are happy and share the love. I know I did right when that happens. And, look at how happy all of our friends on Pen Of The Damned are for you. Way cool.