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Pat-a-pan, a Spooky Holiday Carol?

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Pat-a-pan, a Spooky Holiday Carol?
by Emerian Rich

My favorite holiday song is a French Christmas Carol called “Pat-a-pan” written by Bernard de La Monnoye and first published in 1720. Written way before “The Little Drummer Boy” (circa 1941) it has the same sort of concept. A young boy playing a drum in celebration of the birth of Christ.

“Willie, bring your little drum, Robin bring your fife and come!
And be merry while you play, ture-lure-lu, pata-pata-pan,
Come be merry while you play for the joy of Christmas day.”

Often played as an instrumental due to the awesome drum and flute parts that can be highlighted without vocals, “Pat-a-pan” is most well known by the Mannheim Steamroller version here:

I fell in love with this song in high school choir where we learned the French lyrics which meant nothing to me. Its haunting melody and renaissancy sound always made me feel…

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LAST DAY to get Meant to Be MINE – FREE!

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Last day to get Lord Harrington’s Lost Doe for 99cents!

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I’m excited to announce
Lord Harrington’s Lost Doe
is now only 99 cents on Kindle!
Last day to buy for 99cents
November 28th

LHLDNewFrontLord Alexander Harrington’s life is rather tame until a shoeless, coatless waif is found wandering his estate with no memory of who she is. Despite his stoicism, Lord Harrington finds himself drawn to the lost girl who he compares to a scared doe. Caring for her illness despite speculation of her mental state, he develops feelings for her.

Is she an escaped lunatic, or simply a lost woman desperately in need of his help? A revelation about his own family’s history with the mental asylum down the road causes him to question his feelings. When a massive fire breaks out on estate grounds, will he lose her forever?

#ilovemrgrumpy


Also, meet Mr. Grumpy’s friend, Mr. Gloomy in… Meant to Be…KISSED
Meant to Be…KISSED is available as an ebook…

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New Reading and a Raffle!

Meant to Be…KISSED is available as an ebook on Amazon.

Meant to Be Press announces the release of Meant to Be…KISSED (Love Notes Book 2). This is the second collection of sweet of stories from Meant to Be Press authors. This heartwarming collection is themed around winter kisses. The two primary stories are historical romances, with a bonus contemporary flash fiction piece from Meant to Be Press’s newest author, M. M. Genet.

“Miss Montague’s Winter Kiss” by Emmy Z. Madrigal turns sadness into hope. Grayson is a man who has lost everything, but Cecelia saves his life and rekindles his belief in love. Broken ice and traumatic losses give way to the start of something new, if only the hero can give up past hurts. As Emmy writes, “It was more of a feeling that, if the flame between them was fanned, they could be happy for the rest of their lives. He’d endured so much grief, she longed to bring him joy.”

Meant to Be Press is celebrating the release with sales and raffles!

November 22-25th: For five days only, Tempo of Temptations by Lela Bay and Lord Harrington’s Lost Doe by Emmy Z. Madrigal will be on sale for $0.99 each!

November 19-30th enter to win free Meant to Be Press ebooks. Prizes include the Meant to Be…MINEanthology, Tempo of Temptations by Lela Bay, Lord Harrington’s Lost Doe by Emmy Z. Madrigal, and The Harpist by M. M. Genet and Michele Roger.

Enter the raffle!

About Meant to Be…KISSED

Love sweet romance? Meant to Be…KISSED is a collection of short stories to sample Meant to Be Press romance authors.

“The Grand Gesture” by Lela Bay, takes a public humiliation and turns it into an act of heroism. Rosamund Windham, daughter to the duke, literally drops herself into a pool of filth to save an innocent and in the process befriends the girl’s brother. His sister quotes him as saying, “You can’t just throw two people together and expect sparks. It takes the right sorts, like flint and steel. They may not look like they go together until they hit up against each other. Then, sparks.”

“Miss Montague’s Winter Kiss” by Emmy Z. Madrigal turns sadness into hope. Grayson is a man who has lost everything, but Cecelia saves his life and rekindles his belief in love. Broken ice and traumatic losses give way to the start of something new, if only the hero can give up past hurts. As Emmy writes, “It was more of a feeling that, if the flame between them was fanned, they could be happy for the rest of their lives. He’d endured so much grief, she longed to bring him joy.”

Finally, as a bonus, check out the contemporary romance flash fiction from Meant to Be Press’s newest author M. M. Genet, “A Year and a Day.” Behold of the promise of the future.

Like the seasons, love has many variations, so let these stories inspire you to discard what holds you back and welcome new opportunities.

Meant to Be…KISSED is available as an ebook on Amazon.

Read it for free through Kindle Unlimited, and remember to enter the raffle for other Meant to Be Press romances!

SEARCH: Winter 2018 Issue

SEARCH Magazine

Feature: The Presidio, San Francisco, CA

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1st Hand Account

What I Learned in the Military

Books

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Author Spotlight

Brian and Patricia Dake

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Entertaining the Troops

Travel

Grosse Point War Memorial

Food

Turkey and Gravy

DIY

Turn Your War Letters into a Book

TECH

Keeping Connected

Fitness

Ten-Hut Boot Camp Workouts

Autism / Parenting

Qualified to Serve

Humor

The Shower

Events

Event Pictures

Favorites

Gifts for Deployed Troops

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Write a Letters for Troops

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Undecided by Emmy Z. Madrigal Audio Book – Chapter One

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In Undecided, Cynthia Porter is dealing with much more than any high school girl should be asked to withstand. She’s at odds with her current love interest, famous boy bander Derek Montgomery. Her mother is verbally abusive and violent, pushing Cynthia out of the house. Her best friend can’t even console her since she’s recovering from a bad weekend injury. Living out of a gym bag, Cynthia stays with any friends who will take her in, but things don’t make her life any easier when she starts hooking up with random guys.

Victoria Knox, recovering from her kidnapping injury, finds her boyfriend can’t stop blaming himself for letting her get hurt. She just wants to put the whole mess behind her and get on with her singing career.

There’s only six more months to the freedom of graduation. Can the girls make it without losing their way?

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Horror Bites: Campfire Tales from HorrorAddicts.net Press

New fiction, edited by Emerian Rich

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Horror Bites:
Campfire Tales
New Reading
Only .99 cents!

Dear Reader,

You’ve been invited to a very special night of Campfire Tales, hosted by HorrorAddicts.net. Meet us at Old Bear Creek, just past Dead Man’s Curve. Dress warm. We’ll be waiting.

Four scary tales told by Next Great Horror Writer finalists and woven together by a trek through the woods you’ll never forget.

“Cabin Twelve” by Daphne Strasert
When a camp counselor goes on patrol, she finds an extra cabin in the woods that no one knows about…or do they?

“The Face” by Naching T. Kassa
An ailing mother and her daughter are terrorized by a disembodied face.

“When the Wind Leaves a Whisper” by Jess Landry
Girl Scouts in the 40s experience a frightening occurrence in the woods.

“Goose Meadows” by Harry Husbands
Two friends out drinking at night discover the real horrors of Goose Meadows.

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Chills and Thrills with Quoth the Raven Author Emerian Rich

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To celebrate the release of Quoth the Raven, edited by Lyn Worthen and published by Camden Park Press, I’m getting cozy with my fellow anthology contributors to learn more about their stories and what inspires their dark little writers’ hearts.

Next, I’m interviewing Emerian Rich, author of “My Annabel” in Quoth the Raven.

Quoth the Raven celebrates the eerie and influential legacy of Edgar Allan Poe. What is it about Edgar Allan Poe’s work that speaks to you (perhaps from the grave)?

He just gets us, you know? His mind created some of the best moments in horror by just understanding how we like to be scared.

Pick a couple adjectives to describe the story you wrote for Quoth the Raven.

Creepy, heartbreaking.

Imagine you’re in an old-timey elevator, a rickety one that boasts a well-worn, rusty cage. There’s a man in all black in the elevator…

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Tonight and this weekend – Meet Emz!

Events this week!
October 11th, 13th, and 14th!

 

Thursday, October 11th

Join us for the second annual Tales of Horror.
Costumed authors will read from their scary works!
Emerian Rich, Trinity Adler, Sumiko Saulson, R.L. Merrill,
S.G. Browne, Loren Rhoads, E.M. Markoff,
J. Malcolm Stewart, Mercy Hollow will read their
chilling tales.

Directions: 55 West Third Avenue, San Mateo, CA

Saturday & Sunday, October 13th & 14th

Join HorrorAddicts.net and authors Mercy Hollow, Emerian Rich, E.M. Markoff, and J. Malcolm Stewart at Sinister Creature Con. Look for us at a vendor table in the Main Hall.
Directions: 6151 H St, Sacramento, CA 95819

 

Tarot Visions Podcast Interviews Emerian Rich

TAROT VISIONS: CHATTING WITH EMERIAN RICH OF HORRORADDITS.NET

This week Rose and Jaymi chat with Emerian Rich of HorrorAddicts.net.
They discuss the treats of the fall holidays such as a new season of American Horror Story, a new Halloween Movie along with all the old favorites being shared on network TV, Pumpkin Spice things as well as exploring the whole Horror Genre. Emerian Rich talks about her projects and growing up where Horror in every aspect was banned which only increased her love of all the dark goodies she found. Enjoy this horror flavored episode of Tarot Visions.