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The Sirens Call #31: Women in Horror Month

Emerian is this month’s Featured Artist in

The Sirens Call #31

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The Sirens Call eZine for FREE here!

Read an interview with Emerian and check out 10 coloring pages from her Gothic and Fantasy Coloring Book!

The Fifth Annual
Women in Horror Month Issue

Our 31st issue of The Sirens Call eZine comes in at 181 pages and features short stories, flash fiction, and poetry written by women celebrating Women in Horror Month. It also contains artwork by, and an interview with, Emerian Rich, as well as an interview with Su Haddrell, author of Bodies.

WiHM2017 Write Her Story – #Horror #author Emerian Rich @EmzBox @Sotet_Angyal #WiHM8 @WiHMonth

The first official Women of Horror Month activity by me!

Spreading the Writer's Word

Write Her Story


by Emerian Rich

Betrayed by love, her sentence dealt centuries of imprisonment in the perfumed soil far below the revered sands. A cage for the body, but not her active mind. Incarcerated in a tomb, the smell of incense choking all thoughts of escape, she simmered.
Time passed and voices above spoke of greatness. Awe. Majesty. They did not know the tomb equaled Hell. Her freedom unreachable in a prison of gold and bitumen, she bided her time as worshippers floundered above.
And yet, through the edifice of false grandeur, an innocent mind wandered. Perhaps just of age, this beauty of fine form, ignorant of her exquisiteness, roamed near the Queen’s entrapment. Minds of men in the vicinity sent images of flesh and fantasy, pushing the Queen into wild envy. The girl’s unspoiled womanhood tantalized like the sight of the Queen’s once young pharaoh lover.
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Love Notes 1: Meant to Be…MINE

A new romance short story from my Emmy Z. Madrigal persona… “That Feeling” is a love story between Sweet Dreams Series punker Greg and a new goth girl at school. .99 cents now on Amazon. Find out more below.

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Love Notes 1: Meant to Be…MINE

Ah love… Love is grand. It’s sometimes painful, blissful, or a feeling that tears us apart. It’s often unexpected or unplanned. When it’s true, it forgives. Some say, “All we need is love.” Others say Down with Love!

Whatever your experience with love, we here at Meant to Be Press wish you success in love. In this book, we bring you two stories to inspire love.

“That Feeling” by Emmy Z. Madrigal is of the unexpected type. In this modern tale, rock front man Greg Stang, falls in love at first sight (or is that first hear?) when he overhears the melancholy piano playing of the hauntingly beautiful Raven. Will she return his affections? Or is he just another guy blindly following her?

“The Unusual Manners of Mr. Aarons” by Lela Bay is of the unplanned variety. In…

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Great contest for newbie-ish writers. Don’t have a book contract? Here’s a way to get one.

The Next Great Horror Writer Contest






Enter to compete in the HorrorAddicts.net horror writing contest!

This contest is free to enter.

Grand Prize (one lucky and talented writer will receive):

  • Novel/book contract.
  • Free edit of novel up to 50,000 words.
  • Short story contract with HorrorAddicts.net “Horror Bites” series.
  • Horror Writer gift box. Supplies and inspiration for the Next Great Horror Writer.

Mini-Prizes- Episode specific (one winner from each challenge will receive one of the following):

  • A read of your work for podcast and promotion
  • Feature on another horror news podcast of your non-fiction work
  • Audio drama produced for podcast and promotion
  • 4 different publication contracts for shorts.
  • A sketch of your character by…

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Once Upon A Scream (Anthology)

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Have I mentioned that I LOVE fairy tale retellings? Especially dark ones. Let’s be honest, original nursery rhymes and fairy tales were dark AF so really, Once Upon A Scream is just returning to its roots with these tales.

A warm welcome back to Reads & Reel’s favourite visiting author and reviewer…Theresa Braun!

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SEARCH Magazine #7, Winter 2016

New SEARCH Magazine is out!

SEARCH Magazine

New issue of SEARCH Magazine now available
Download the free eCopy today!

wintercover2016Issue #7 – WInter 2016

  • Colorful Murals Bringing Oakland to Life
  • Beating the Winter Blues
  • Retro Cool: Vinyl Shopping
  • 5 Great Books for Winter
  • Tech to Help Organize Your Life
  • Punk Drunk Love:  A Detroit Story
  • Clove Studded Ham with Orange Glaze
  • Making Old Things New
  • Monique Harris Artist, Poet, Unstoppable Creative
  • THE LIGHTER SIDE:  Bachelor to Grandfather in a Blink
  • BAY AREA: The Palace of Fine Arts
  • City Spotlight: Niles
  • Events: Writer Conferences in Seattle and Northern California
  • And much more. Read now!

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New Non-fiction from Emerian Rich: Self Promo Stories


Check out my article, “Building Your Readership from Your Office Chair” in this new FREE eBook edited by Valerie  Estelle Frankel.

Just published? Self published? Indie title? Looking for wonderful advice on self-promotion? This book has it all: silly hats, theme candy, sandwich board costumes. There’s also plenty of up-to-date social media advice — Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, blogging. There’s advice for KDP free days and linking your book with bestsellers. Getting reviews and arranging bookstore events. Basically, these stories by award-winning authors can help you build you brand and pick the gimmicks that’ll get you noticed….and best of all, it’s free! Read these authors’ wonderful true stories and learn how to sell your book.

With authors…Emerian Rich, Valerie Estelle Frankel, Sandra Saidak, J. Malcolm Stewart, Victoria M. Johnson, Steve Masover, Vincent M. Wales, Marleen S. Barr, Loren Blowers, Kathleen Ann Gonzalez, Ashley Dioses, Elizabeth Barone, Valerie Lee, Dave M. Strom, Jennifer Ng, Loren Rhoads, Denise Kawaii, and Daniel M. Kimmel.

Dusk’s Warriors Cover Reveal

I am excited to announce that the long-awaited sequel to Night’s Knights is coming in 2017. For a sneak peek, check out this awesome new cover.

dwnewHeaven 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?

Cover art by: Carmen Masloski

For those of you unfamiliar with the book, you can listen to the audio version here: Dusk’s Warriors

New Fiction from Emerian Rich in Dark Dreams

darkdreamsThrough the dark recesses of the dreamworld come strange stories of horror, terror and wonder, with a mysterious question: how can so many people have the same dreams?

Read Emerian Rich’s “Vampire Therapy” in this anthology of dream terror, Dark Dreams from Rogue Planet Press

Here are the stories from the minds of: Mark Slade, Thomas M. Malafarina, D. S. Scott, John C. Adams, Emerian Rich, Jason Norton, P. J. Griffin, Mr. Deadman, David Ludford, Joseph J. Patchen, Mark Tompkins, E. S. Wynn, Shawn Clay, Kevin Rees.

Cover and Art by Cameron Hampton

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