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Emerian Rich and the ‘Dusk’s Warriors’ Take Over

Retro Reviews

dwbook3d2Fiendish friends, it’s October and it’s time for the Blog Take Over Tour! Today’s offering is from Author and all around Horror Super-Friend, Emerian Rich and her novel, Dusk’s Warriors, the follow up to her smash, Night’s Knights. Once again on display in Dusk’s Warriors is Emz’s keen eye and rich world building. But don’t be lulled into thinking you or her characters are safe… Because the scares are still ready to grab you from the page.

Ok, enough chatter from me. Read away… if you dare:

Excerpt from Dusk’s Warriors:

She grasped the iron handle and pushed, not knowing what to expect on the other side. When she stepped in, her bare feet made no sound on the cold stone beneath her. She saw one torch at the far end of the long barren room. A lone figure sat atop a throne at the far end of the hall…

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Dusk’s Warriors by Emerian Rich

Sumiko Saulson

Child abuse is unfortunately a prevalent plague infecting our world. In Dusk’s Warriors, dwbook3d2.pnga group of vigilante street kids all have abuse in common, but instead of dwelling on the cruelty they endured, they use it as a powerful tool against evil.

Every kid in the Drog has been there. They’ve hid in closets away from angry fists. They’ve prayed for justice as their parents starved them, or beat them, or drugged them. Rescued by their brethren, they fight against others who would harm innocents. They adopt the name of their torture device and use it as a badge of honor.

Excerpt from Dusk’s Warriors:

“They call me Nails.”
Reidar didn’t have to ask why, he could see Nail’s thoughts. As Nails said his name, he remembered the torture he’d endured as a child. Someone, a foggy, obscured figure in his memory, had driven nails into his skin. The boy…

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Live Horror Readings at the San Mateo Public Library!

October 19th, come join us at the San Mateo Public Library for a Halloween-inspired spooky read. Join me, Laurel Anne Hill, Sumiko Saulson, Trinity Adler, and Ezra Barany as we read spooky stories for adults!

Treat bags, door prizes, and costumes! Come dressed up and receive an extra prize!

Con-Volution 2017 – Emz Schedule

Come hang out with Emz and all the great authors and presenters at this year’s Con-Volution!

Friday Oct 6, 2017

Alaskan Beading Techniques

The Workshop- Contra Costa 1

Come learn the traditional Tlinget tribe beading used for ceremonial regalia. Bead a patch and take home supplies and knowledge to do more. Emz learned beading from Tlingit natives in Kenai, Alaska. Sewers will find this task easy, others may not.

Saturday Oct 7, 2017

How to Make Origami Stars

The Workshop- Contra Costa 1

Learn how to make cute origami stars for table confetti, room decor, and gifts. See gift ideas like jars, ornaments, and gift decoration.


Make Your Own Coloring Book Page

The Workshop- Contra Costa 1

Whether you are a pro artist or doodler, learn how to create your own coloring book page. From concept and sketch to inking and completion.


How to Build/Run a Magazine or eZine
Events 4- Danville

Want to start a magazine? We will walk you through the steps of concept, content collection, working with content providers, formatting, and completion.

Sunday Oct 8, 2017


Tiny ‘Zines, Comics, & Coloring Books

The Workshop- Contra Costa 1

Moderator Sumiko Saulson|Emerian Rich

Learn how to turn a single sheet of 8 1/2 by 11 paper into a little 8 page miniature comic book, coloring book, or zine about twice the size of a postage stamp. Some go even smaller and make postage-stamp sized 16 page versions. What kind of zine do you want to make? Some people make tiny poetry chap books. Others make little fanzines praising their favorite things. These are great for promotional items, party favors, gifts, or as their own stand-alone zines.

See You There!

Live Reading, Make Crafts, Meet Emerian!

I’ve got two awesome events coming up this month!

First, on October 6th-8th is Convolution.  Where I will be teaching workshops on Alaskan beading, origami stars, and how to make your own coloring book!

These projects are sure to be loads of fun! My schedule will be coming to you soon. I hope to see you there. 🙂
Also appearing at Convolution are voice actors Trendane Sparks and Dusty Rhoades, costumer Shawna Trpcic, author J.M. Frey and more. Go to their website to find out more!


And then on October 19th, I’ll be at the San Mateo Public Library for a Halloween-inspired spooky read. Join me, Laurel Anne Hill, Sumiko Saulson, and Trinity Adler as we read spooky stories for adults!

New Fiction: Dusk’s Warriors by Emerian Rich

Super excited to announce the release of my vampire sequel, Dusk’s Warriors! Check out the sites and dates of the blog tour below.  Dusk’s Warriors
by Emerian Rich

Heaven has opened up and welcomed the vampires of Night’s Knights into a new reality. As they struggle to find their place in their new world, trouble brews on Earth.

Demon servant, Ridge, is causing havoc by gathering up all the souls on Earth that have been touched by immortality. When he injures one of the Night’s Knights crew, he launches a war between the vampires of Heaven, the Big Bad in Hell, and a mortal street gang of vigilante misfits.

Will Julien, Markham, and Reidar be able to defeat the evil that’s returned, or will they once again need Jespa’s help?

In honor of the release, check out the blog tour! You can learn more about the book, read excerpts, and read more about your favorite characters!

Oct 1 EmzBox emzbox.com
Oct 2 Anna Kate Suton EverySavageCanDance.com
Oct 3 HorrorAddicts.net HorrorAddicts.net
Oct 4 Kerry Adrienne kerryadrienne.com/blog
Oct 5 Emz Blog emzbox.com
Oct 6 Mary Anne P-C skewednotions.com
Oct 7 EmzBox emzbox.com
Oct 8 Lisa Lane cerebralwriter.com
Oct 9 Karen Williams doomtown-doomtown.blogspot.com
Oct 10 Anita Stewart afstewartblog.blogspot.ca
Oct 11 Shannon Lawrence thewarriormuse.com
Oct 12 Sumiko Saulson SumikoSaulson.com
Oct 13 EmzBox emzbox.com
Oct 14 HauntJaunts hauntjaunts.net
Oct 15 J. Malcolm Stewart sabbx.wordpress.com
Oct 16 Julianne Snow theflipsideofjulianne.wordpress.com
Oct 17 AR Neal starvingactivist.com
Oct 18 Lisa Vasquez Stitchedsmilepublications.wordpress.com
Oct 19 Jaime Johnesee jaimejohnesee.blogspot.com
Oct 20 Pete Aldin Petealdin.com
Oct 21 Rich and Roulo richandroulo.wordpress.com
Oct 22 Lucy Blue lucybluecastle.wordpress.com
Oct 23 Adele Marie Park firefly465.wordpress.com
Oct 24 Patrick C. Greene PatrickCGreene.com
Oct 24 Stephanie Ellis infernalclock.blogspot.co.uk
Oct 25 Selah Janel selahjanel.wordpress.com
Oct 26 David Watson theallnightlibrary.wordpress.com
Oct 27 Dave Strom davemstrom.wordpress.com
Oct 28 Killion Slade www.killionslade.com
Oct 29 Loren Rhoads lorenrhoads.com
Oct 30 Emmy Z. Madrigal emmyzmadrigal.com
Oct 31 EmzBox emzbox.com

Praise for Dusk’s Warriors:

“All hail, the queen of Night’s Knights has returned! Emerian Rich’s unique take on vampires delights my black little heart.” ~Dan Shaurette, Lilith’s Love

“A world of horror with realistic characters in a fast paced thriller you won’t be able to put down.” ~David Watson, The All Night Library

Praise for Night’s Knights:

“Fresh, original, and thoroughly entertaining.” ~Mark Eller, Traitor

“Emerian brought the Vampire Novel back from the dead.” ~C. E. Dorsett, Shine Like Thunder

Available now at Amazon.com in print and eBook

Review : HorrorAddicts Horror Bites: Alice’s Scars by Adam Bealby


Review: HorrorAddicts Horror Bites: Alice’s Scars by Adam Bealby

As the editor of this HorrorBites Story, I had the opportunity to not only read it early but often. What a story to choose to read multiple times. I remember where I was when I found out what happened to Alice, and you will too. This story is a great one to be told. It is told as if Adam is recounting a memory of  Alice he once knew. He was able to give us a short, small glimpse of what bipolar disorder does to the one with it and those that love them.

I have noticed recently several horror writers have been writing stories of mental illness from depression to bipolar. Sometimes, mental illness is more horrific than any fiction writer could ever tell. Lifting the stigma of these illnesses will allow us to advance in not only understanding but…

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Horror Bites: Alice’s Scars by Adam L. Bealby

HorrorAddicts.net launches our Horror Bites series with an
Alice-inspired story by Adam L. Bealby.

When he met Alice, he wasn’t prepared to go down the rabbit hole. His love for her pushes him into the uncomfortable realization she might be mad. He wants to keep her safe, but what if that’s not what Alice wants?

“Adam Bealby has written a mini masterpiece that explores mental illness, drug addiction, and real life horror.”

~David Watson, The All-Night Library

Horror Bites: Alice’s Scars


Just 99 cents at Amazon.com


A look inside…

Alice’s Scars



When I first met her she was Katie, soon to be Alice. It was her first day at Uni, my second, and her scars intrigued me. They lined her cheeks like tribal markings and the way she caked her face in foundation, you could tell they were forever on her mind. It helped, of course, that she was a beautiful Goth girl. I wanted to save her, share her pain, kiss her, and fuck her, too. I asked her what she kept in the drawstring purse around her neck.

“Money,” she said dismissively, turning away to talk to someone else at the bar.

She disappeared soon after. I only found out later how drunk she got, how she spent the rest of the night over a toilet bowl with Jackie holding her hair clear of her mouth. Her first and last run-in with alcohol. Alice had too much else going on in her life to get any more screwed up.

I dogged her all through freshers’ week. Instead of dorms, she’d been accommodated in a little house just off campus. A new friend I met lived there too, so it was an easy thing to fall in with her motley crew, drawn together by circumstance as we were. I became a regular in their kitchen, smoking weed and trying too hard—as we all did—to be quirky and cool.

We struck up conversation over a jar of pesto. I didn’t know what it was and she couldn’t believe it. I strung it out, made it appear I was more ignorant than I actually was, and I got her laughing. When I said her pesto looked like rabbit food she blushed, right through all that paint and powder.

“You don’t know the first thing about rabbits,” she said, and she showed me what was in her drawstring purse. It was a tiny white rabbit’s foot. It freaked me out and yet I felt even more attracted to her. It was my in, a secret shared. Looking at the severed foot I felt myself getting hard and I had to sit down for fear she’d notice.

She ran away that evening. We were all stoned and a bit drunk, talking about our parents, being glib, critical, or overly generous. She burst into tears and ran out of the kitchen and into the night, not even bothering to put her shoes on. We made an extravagant show of hunting for her, shouting her name up and down the street. Pete the Poet, as we later christened him, came out to help from next door. The way John shouted Katie’s name in his Irish accent, Pete thought we’d lost a cat. We had a good laugh about that.

But it wasn’t funny when we found Katie. She was hunkered down by the bushes on a bit of common area at the end of the row.

“Katie? What are you looking for?” I asked as we gathered round in a concerned hub.

“He was here,” she muttered. She’d been pawing at the dirt. Her fingers were black. “I saw him, but he got away from me.”

“Who was here, Katie?”

She looked up. The glare from a passing car lent her eyes a lustrous sheen.

“Alice. Call me Alice from now on, okay? Do you know what time it is? The days all seem to blur into one.”


Adam L. Bealby writes fantasy, horror and weird fiction for both adults and children. His short stories and comic work have been published in numerous anthologies, including Spooked (Bridge House Publishing), Pagan (Zimbell House Publishing), Darkness Abound (Migla Press), Once Upon a Scream (HorrorAddicts.net), Sirens (World Weaver Press), World Unknown Review Vol. 2, rEvolution (MiFiWriters) and Murky Depths magazine. He lives in Worcestershire, UK with his wife and three children, and a harried imagination. Catch up with his latest ravings at @adamskilad.

Once Upon a Scream, featuring “The Other Daughter” by Adam L. Bealby

Once Upon a Scream…there was a tradition of telling tales with elements of the fantastic along with the frightful. Adults and children alike took heed not to go into the deep, dark woods, treat a stranger poorly, or make a deal with someone-or something-without regard for the consequences. Be careful of what you wish for, you just might get it. From wish-granting trolls, to plague curses, and evil enchantresses, these tales will have you hiding under the covers in hopes they don’t find you. So lock your doors, shutter your windows, and get ready to SCREAM.


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New Fiction from Emerian Rich in Depraved Desires

Read Emerian Rich’s
“Beauty Box”
in this anthology
of dark erotica,
Depraved Desires,
from HellBound Books.

Edited by Xtina Marie

A mind-blowing collection of the very darkest erotica from the very best minds in the business!


We all have them, even if we won’t admit it. Some are considered normal, and probably healthy. But what about the others?

Those haunting stirrings within that rail against societal norms and the bounds of decency?

Depraved Desires delves into the writhing depths of carnal appetites and sin, peeling back the veneer to reveal tales of wanton lust and supernatural depravity… The terrifying prospect of knife play; a cosmic liaison; a classy party that turned out to be more than a hired call girl ever expected; or when a sinister fantasy becomes reality – all will shock you.

Whether your desires drive you mad or your madness drives your desires, delving within these pages will take you to places where those itches live, the ones that demand to be scratched.

SEARCH Magazine Fall Issue 2017

SEARCH Magazine

SEARCH Magazine Fall 2017

An Interview with
Artist Kenny Cowan
Kenny Cowan is a Bay Area painter whose art is inspired by northern California’s vast landscapes.

City Spotlight
El Sobrante, a small town with a big heart.

Dress your table to impress.

Abie Ekenezar, actress and writer.

New Zealand, The Land of the Long White Cloud.

Dean Martin, a personal recollection.

Food in literature.

Chorizo tamale pie

Do it Yourself
Roast your own coffee.

Pros and cons of working from home.

Autism / Parenting
Our food story.

Don’t kick the cook!

Bay Area Attraction
Fall celebrations.

Event pictures from around the Bay.

Party Planner
Plan the best party by using our plan.


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