Release Day Number Two — Paperback is Now Available!

Last Tuesday I talked about the eBook release of Paranormal Pleasures from Victory Tales Press in which a story of mine is featured. Now you can order Paranormal Pleasures in paperback from Amazon or CreateSpace! It released on October 1st!

The two months of hard work to write, edit, and polish my story within this book has finally begun to pay off. It still feels like I am walking in a dream over the release, over the fact my name is officially in print. I never thought I’d see the day. I had always dreamed, of course, but I wasn’t one to get my hopes up or to dream too big.

Embermyst and this publication may have never happened without a couple supporters of mine, and I want to take a second to thank them. Without them I never would have gotten this far, or convinced myself of taking that chance, and I certainly wouldn’t be sitting here now with a book behind my name finally.

To P.T., I never would have had the idea for Embermyst if you hadn’t created Wednesday Words on your blog and posted the picture that sparked an eerie world for me. You offered to help me get the story ready for the deadline by beta reading and listening to me pull my hair out over making sentences sound right, and even after I was accepted you still helped me figure out what the hell I was supposed to be doing.

To Cybelle, parts of ideas for Embermyst never would have came alive if not for the roleplay we participate in. It may not be the world of Embermyst we explore, but the ideas have spiraled so many more for other novels. You were willing to help me on rewording sentences as well when I was pulling my hair out, and your constant enthusiasm and excitement for me gave me both hope and a reason to keep going.

Thank you both for the support and the help you both gave me, and still give me in my writing. It is hard to come by, to find support as a writer and both of you have kept me going. Embermyst would never have happened without you two, and I never would have hit the send button without some yelling to “do it!”. So thank you, for everything.

Now that we’ve finally reached the end, here comes the next hardest part: promoting.

I never before realized how hard and time consuming promoting was until now. Probably because my promoting before was only Wattpad related for the most part. To keep up to date with all my writing announcements and any giveaways or events coming up in relation to Paranormal Pleasures, you can follow my Facebook author page and my Wattpad account. And don’t forget, my Wattpad account has FREE stories of mine you can read!

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/DarklingDreams/
Wattpad: https://www.wattpad.com/user/DarkMistress13

Also, on October 24th, there will be a Facebook event party for the authors of Victory Tales Press! I am one of the hosts and would love to see you guys there. It’s the Halloween Bash 2016. We’ll be talking of the release, traditions, giveaways, tricks and treats, and more! Be sure to stop by on October 24th to join the fun! I’m unsure what time frame I will be hosting in just yet, but when I know more that information will come.

Don’t forget, for the month of October I am also featuring Embermyst — my story within Paranormal Pleasures — every Sunday for the Sunday Snippet blog hop!

And remember, word of mouth and your support with reviews will help this book get noticed and sell more copies. So pass the news along to friends, share the release posts, talk it up, and leave us those reviews after you’ve read the book. They are the biggest thank you you can give an author. If Amazon gets 20 reviews on a book, our book will show up in the “You May Also Like” tabs and that is a huge boost to reaching a bigger reading audience.


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eBook cover

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Paperback book jacket

Paranormal Pleasures: 2016 Halloween Romances
Publisher: Victory Tales Press
Authors: Gerald Costlow, Barbara Miller, Daelyn Morgana (ME!), and Vicki Crum
Format: eBook and Paperback
Release Date: eBook – September 26, 2016
Paperback – October 1, 2016
Length: 59.7k words, 210 pages eBook, 174 pages print
Genres: Fiction, Romance, Paranormal, Short Stories
Price: $2.99 eBook, $9.95 paperback

Victory Tales Press offers four sweet to sensual stories to stir your heart and satisfy your craving for romance. Our talented storytellers dare you to enter a world where romance dwells in the most unlikely places.

Ghost of a Chance
By: Gerald Costlow

Billy Sherritt, the only warlock born in 300 years, is now a teenager and facing some choices about his life that he doesn’t like. He unexpectedly gets sent back in time to 1640 in England, to meet the previous warlock and namesake Bill Sherritt and his sweetheart, Abigail. A Witchfinder is about to show up and the entire witch community is in danger. Billy wants to help, but he arrived as a disembodied ghost and he’s forced to stay with Bill wherever he goes.

If he can’t help this couple escape and make their way to America, his own future might be in danger. So far, he’s only managed to compound their love life. It’s hard to have a romantic rendezvous with a teenage ghost in the room.

Right Turn
By: Barbara Miller

Greg Sutton comes to Maple Grove looking for an inexpensive house since his estranged wife will end up with the current one in their divorce. His kids Eric and Kelly are not happy about the move, which will take them away from their friends, but he has to find work to take care of his children.

Lois Smith has a more desperate reason for hunting an out-of-the-way place. She is a romance author and is being stalked by a fan who wants to play out his fantasies about her. Her realtor sends her to a place in Maple Grove, a mansion in need of some tender loving care. Though Lois doubts she is at the right house, it looks like a perfect place to hide away from her stalker.

Without realizing it, the realtor sent both Greg and Lois to the same wrong place. The Mansion has secrets and wounds of its own. Will the mishap end up being the right turn in Lois and Greg’s lives?

Embermyst
By: Daelyn Morgana

As the God of the Afterlife, Death has grown accustomed to his dreary duty until he meets an unlikely soul: an empowered woman named Morticia. She was living with a big secret in a world full of fear before an exorcism gone wrong landed her in his realm.

Was it a twist of the Fates?

Death didn’t think so.

While she hovers between the mortal plane and the land of the dead, can he convince her of the legends of the divine, claiming she is his one perfect Mate? Or will the promise hanging around her neck cause her to return to the land of the living and the man that failed her?

Something About Autumn
By: Vicki Crum

Autumn Graham has always been a dreamer, a free spirit who never quite fit in with her peers. As an adult, and now an independent business owner, she’s worked hard to put all that fanciful nonsense behind her—until a mysterious stranger walks into her bookstore asking for books on the occult. Tall, charming, handsome as sin, Dorian fascinates Autumn like no man ever has. He claims to be a fantasy writer, but she suspects there’s a lot more to him than meets the eye. When the instant attraction they share quickly spirals out of control, Autumn finds herself falling hard for the enigmatic stranger. But can she handle the astounding truth about Dorian’s real identity?

BUY LINKS:
Amazon eBook
Amazon Print
Smashwords
CreateSpace
Barnes & Noble and other online retailers coming soon.

Release Day Number One — The eBook is Live!

On Friday I talked about an upcoming book release from Victory Tales Press in which a story of mine is featured. Well, here it is! The eBook version of Paranormal Pleasures is out! It went live on Smashwords and Amazon yesterday into today. The paperback version will take a little longer yet but it is on its way!

Since I said I would go into a bit more detail of the book and the other three authors in the anthology when it released, that is coming up below. But to keep up to date with my writing, any giveaways I may do, and the release date of the paperback version, be sure to follow my Facebook author page and/or my Wattpad profile where you can find FREE works of mine already out to the world! I will be sharing the info of the release here as well.

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/DarklingDreams/
Wattpad: https://www.wattpad.com/user/DarkMistress13

As I stated before as well, starting this coming Sunday, I will be featuring Embermyst — my story within Paranormal Pleasures — in my Sunday Snippet posts for a taste of Halloween!

Don’t forget, word of mouth and your support with reviews will help this book get noticed and sell more copies. So pass the news along to friends, share the release posts, talk it up, and leave us those reviews after you’ve read the book. They are the biggest thank you you can give an author. If Amazon gets 20 reviews on a book, our book will show up in the “You May Also Like” tabs and that is a huge boost to reaching a bigger reading audience.


paranormal-pleasures

Paranormal Pleasures: 2016 Halloween Romances
Publisher: Victory Tales Press
Authors: Gerald Costlow, Barbara Miller, Daelyn Morgana (ME!), and Vicki Crum
Format: eBook and Paperback*
Release Date: eBook – September 26, 2016
*Paperback – Coming soon!
Length: 59,970 words, 214 pages
Genres: Fiction, Romance, Paranormal, Short Stories
Price: $2.99 eBook, Paperback TBD

Victory Tales Press offers four sweet to sensual stories to stir your heart and satisfy your craving for romance. Our talented storytellers dare you to enter a world where romance dwells in the most unlikely places.

Ghost of a Chance
By: Gerald Costlow

Billy Sherritt, the only warlock born in 300 years, is now a teenager and facing some choices about his life that he doesn’t like. He unexpectedly gets sent back in time to 1640 in England, to meet the previous warlock and namesake Bill Sherritt and his sweetheart, Abigail. A Witchfinder is about to show up and the entire witch community is in danger. Billy wants to help, but he arrived as a disembodied ghost and he’s forced to stay with Bill wherever he goes.

If he can’t help this couple escape and make their way to America, his own future might be in danger. So far, he’s only managed to compound their love life. It’s hard to have a romantic rendezvous with a teenage ghost in the room.

Right Turn
By: Barbara Miller

Greg Sutton comes to Maple Grove looking for an inexpensive house since his estranged wife will end up with the current one in their divorce. His kids Eric and Kelly are not happy about the move, which will take them away from their friends, but he has to find work to take care of his children.

Lois Smith has a more desperate reason for hunting an out-of-the-way place. She is a romance author and is being stalked by a fan who wants to play out his fantasies about her. Her realtor sends her to a place in Maple Grove, a mansion in need of some tender loving care. Though Lois doubts she is at the right house, it looks like a perfect place to hide away from her stalker.

Without realizing it, the realtor sent both Greg and Lois to the same wrong place. The Mansion has secrets and wounds of its own. Will the mishap end up being the right turn in Lois and Greg’s lives?

Embermyst
By: Daelyn Morgana

As the God of the Afterlife, Death has grown accustomed to his dreary duty until he meets an unlikely soul: an empowered woman named Morticia. She was living with a big secret in a world full of fear before an exorcism gone wrong landed her in his realm.

Was it a twist of the Fates?

Death didn’t think so.

While she hovers between the mortal plane and the land of the dead, can he convince her of the legends of the divine, claiming she is his one perfect Mate? Or will the promise hanging around her neck cause her to return to the land of the living and the man that failed her?

Something About Autumn
By: Vicki Crum

Autumn Graham has always been a dreamer, a free spirit who never quite fit in with her peers. As an adult, and now an independent business owner, she’s worked hard to put all that fanciful nonsense behind her—until a mysterious stranger walks into her bookstore asking for books on the occult. Tall, charming, handsome as sin, Dorian fascinates Autumn like no man ever has. He claims to be a fantasy writer, but she suspects there’s a lot more to him than meets the eye. When the instant attraction they share quickly spirals out of control, Autumn finds herself falling hard for the enigmatic stranger. But can she handle the astounding truth about Dorian’s real identity?

BUY LINKS:
Smashwords
Amazon
Barnes & Noble – Coming soon
Other online retailers coming soon

Publishing Coming Soon!

A month and a half ago I had begun writing a short story for a chance to be published in an anthology. A month ago I had submitted the story for the chance. Days later I had heard back and so began a new journey.

Now we are reaching the end of the journey and I am proud to announce that Victory Tales Press is publishing my story, Embermyst, in their 2016 Halloween Romance Collection, Paranormal Pleasures!

It will be coming out in eBook form and paperback very, very soon. Release dates are to be determined yet, but the eBook version will be out by the end of September! Paperback will take a little bit longer to come out. As soon as I know those dates, posts will be coming with buy links and more!

Within this book there are four paranormal romance stories from four different authors, all ready for Halloween. I will go into more detail of them when the eBook version is released.

If you want to keep up to date with my writing and this publishing, make sure to follow this blog. Or you can find me on Facebook on my author page. If you want some free stories of mine to read and keep you content until this book is released, you can find me on Wattpad yet! Be sure to follow and give me a like to stay up to date on all that is going on.

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/DarklingDreams/
Wattpad: https://www.wattpad.com/user/DarkMistress13

For the month of October, I will be show casing snippets from Embermyst for the Snippet Sunday blog hop as well!


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Paranormal Pleasures, 2016 Halloween Romances
Publisher: Victory Tales Press
Authors: Gerald Costlow, Barbara Miller, Daelyn Morgana (ME!), and Vicki Crum
Release Date: Coming soon to eBook and paperback!

Embermyst
By: Daelyn Morgana

Blurb:
As the God of the Afterlife, Death has grown accustomed to his dreary duty until he meets an unlikely soul: an empowered woman named Morticia. She was living with a big secret in a world full of fear before an exorcism gone wrong landed her in his realm.
Was it a twist of the Fates?
Death didn’t think so.
While she hovers between the mortal plane and the land of the dead, can he convince her of the legends of the divine, claiming she is his one perfect Mate? Or will the promise hanging around her neck cause her to return to the land of the living and the man that failed her?

 

That Nerve-Racking Moment When…

…you click the “publish” button on something new you are releasing to the world.

Granted, this is only me publishing something small to Wattpad. Not anything big like a novel to Amazon or Smashwords or B&N. But in my books, hitting that little publish button is nerve-racking no matter how small or big the story and site.

Technically though, I’ve already hit the publish button on this story before.

Right here. On my blog.

You see, for a while, I had been tossing up the idea of publishing my flash fiction pieces from my Wednesday posts here into a collection book on Wattpad. My reasoning for this was partly so that I hold myself accountable for keeping up with this one flash fiction piece a week goal to write consistently, and also because, I really haven’t posted anything new to Wattpad in over a year.

I’ve spent my time writing, of course. But I just haven’t posted anything new to the site. Probably because I hate to share and publish something that is unedited and unfinished. It makes me cringe too much that I’m not putting my best work out there.

(Which is part of the reason I’m re-editing Rivers of Black, and debating on taking down A Chance Encounter from Wattpad. Romance is just not my forte.)

But with these small flash fiction pieces that are no more than a thousand words, I figured, what the hell, why not? I need to start updating and maybe this will help that goal out of writing consistently. And learning from experience: the more you post on Wattpad, and regularly I might add, the more attention it seems to bring to you.

So this really had more than one reason for happening, I just finally got around to it.

With that being said, call this blog post a self promotion of sorts. Although, many who follow me here have already seen the Wednesday Words flash fiction pieces I am coming up with — and I will continue to post them here as well — but that doesn’t mean you can’t hop on over to my profile on Wattpad and check it out anyways!

Those little star voting buttons really mean a lot to an author on that site, as do comments, or even shares!

And don’t forget, I have more to offer than just this collection on Wattpad, so why not take a hop over and see what I have to offer?


Shards of Imagination Cover Final

Cover made by @_teenagers on Wattpad

Genres: Short Story, and everything in between

Flash! Magic in the night!

Flash! Deserted time!

Flash! A fairy’s purpose!

Flash! Hallucinations are reality!

Flash! The Gates of Hell open!

An ever-growing collection of short flash fiction pieces from all sorts of genres and topics with no rhyme or reason other than explosions of inspiration creating Shards of Imagination.

Excerpt:

Abandonment is inevitable.

Desolation is the end.

What was once beautiful and grand in its prime now falls to shambles. A ghost of a once happy time. Weeds grow wild where wildflowers were once tamed. Stonework crumbles to pile of misshapen rubble. Long forgotten toys are kidnapped by the fierceness of nature, allowing nothing to stand untouched in its reclaimed lands.

The winds and forces of nature beat mercilessly upon the battered structure. Wearing it down stone by stone, section by section. Grime and dirt splatter its once pristine colors. Vines and ivy crawl up its walls, obscuring the home from passersby.

-Shard Two: Time is Enemy

Now available on Wattpad!