Dark Divinations Party – Facebook, Saturday, May 23rd

Come join Emz and the whole cast of authors at the
Facebook Book Party!
Readings, Games, Prizes, Fun, Trivia!
This Saturday, May 23rd, 2020
starting with a
WatchParty @ 1pm PDT
and a
Facebook Party @ 2pm PDT

Dark Divinations
Edited by Naching T. Kassa

Authors: Stephanie Ellis, Michael Fassbender, Alan Fisher, H.R.R. Gorman, Ash Hartwell, Hannah Hulbert, Naching T. Kassa, R.L. Merrill, Joe L. Murr, Jeremy Megargee, Jon O’Bergh, Emerian Rich, Rie Sheridan Rose, Daphne Strasert

“Rich and dizzying.” ~ Alyson Rhodes

“I enjoyed every story. Who wouldn’t want to read this?” ~ The Book Lovers Boudoir

“The stories are extremely well written and very engaging.” ~ Horror Madam

It’s the height of Queen Victoria’s rule. Fog swirls in the gas-lit streets, while in the parlor, hands are linked. Pale and expectant faces gaze upon a woman, her eyes closed and shoulders slumped. The medium speaks, her tone hollow and inhuman. The séance has begun.

Join us as we explore fourteen frightening tales of Victorian horror, each centered around a method of divination. Can the reading of tea leaves influence the future? Can dreams keep a soldier from death in the Crimea? Can a pocket watch foretell a deadly family curse? From entrail reading and fortune-telling machines to prophetic spiders and voodoo spells, sometimes the future is better left unknown.

Choose your fate.

Available now in Print and Kindle ~ Dark Divinations



Happy Book Birthday! Wicked Gardens by Rogue Planet Press

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By Rogue Planet Press

Wicked Gardens
What a wicked place indeed.
Explore it, if you will.
Many stories of sheer horror.
Each room, another portal to hell.
Each occupant, another soul to claim. – D.S. Scott

Emerian’s story in Wicked Gardens “The Rose Garden” is the tale about a girl who lives with her grandmother. Both named after the Belinda Rose, they tend a garden in the spare room which is against lease rules. As the Super becomes more suspicious and more liberal with his fascination with the younger Belinda, he learns the garden is more sinister than your average rose garden. Gram is just tending her roses, what could go wrong?

Including the works of: D.S. Scott, Joseph J. Patchen, L.A. Sykes, Mark Slade, Thomas M. Malafarina, John C. Adams, E.S. Wynn, Emerian Rich, Mark E. Tompkins, Tom Pitts, Kenneth Gallant, Gavin Chappell, Stephen Hernandez, Pete Lutz, Suzie Lockhart, and Bruce Lockhart.

Available now!

Wicked Gardens

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


Upcoming Events!

Emz is gearing up for a busy season! Besides the podcast finale, online events, and private events she is speaking at this fall, here are some public events you can catch her at!

Saturday, September 15th

Gain a deeper understanding of Catherine Morland by looking at her horror fan side. Was she just a silly young miss innocent of the real dangers of the world, or did she enjoy horror literature on a more intimate level in a way that fans of horror media today can relate to? Author Emmy Z. Madrigal (aka Emerian Rich) will give insight on this most misunderstood heroine.
Directions: 1375 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek, CA

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


Author Reading, Come Meet Emz! April 21st

Come Meet Emz!

Friends of the Palo Alto Library’s

80th Anniversary Local Authors Event!

FOPAL invites the community to meet published authors of
different genres as they take the microphone &
read selections from their work!

Saturday April 21, 2018 1:00 – 5:00 PM

Mitchell Park Community Center – Adobe Room

3700 Middlefield Road Palo Alto, CA 94303

Award Winning Podcaster – Emmy Z. Madrigal aka Emerian Rich will be reading from her Regency Novella, Lord Harrington’s Lost Doe.

Other featured Authors:

Legendary Hip-Hop Artist, Entrepreneur, MA – Suga-T
Poet Laureate of the City of East Palo Alto – Poetess Kalamu Chaché
Award Winning Journalist – Minu Dave
FOPAL Event Organizer – Tina Gibson
Prized Poet, Actress, Author and Educator – Venus Jones
President of the California Writers Club, SF Peninsula Branch – Lisa Meltzer Penn
Award Winning Writer – Patty Somlo
Award Winning ‘Hall of Fame’ Journalist – Doug Sovern
Audio Fiction Prize Winner – Dave M. Strom

All ages welcome! Refreshments will be served!

For more info on the Palo Alto Library, got to: https://www.fopal.org

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 unsaintlybook.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

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.

My First Story: Emerian Rich

Welcome to my blog series, “My First Story” where my author friends and I talk about how we started writing, what we wrote first, and how it relates to our careers today.

Recently in a post called “It’s MY Northanger Abbey, not yours!” I talked about the first novel I ever wrote and how it was similar to Jane Austen’s first work Northanger Abbey.

Northanger read surprisingly like something I had written myself. The first novel I ever wrote when I was ten. I wasn’t going to be a novelist—my dream was to be a singer—but I had this fabulous idea that everyone would want to read my work too. Fifty-six pages of big, bubbly, pencil writing later, I had my masterpiece. A tale about a teen actress who lives her life in a fantasy world where she is the star of every situation. She encounters horrors (her plane to Paris being hijacked by a terrorist group) and deals with them as if she is an action star despite her being young and having never handled a gun before. But it isn’t that I feel I am so great having written something very like Jane. It’s more, because I had penned something similar, it made me feel closer to the writer herself. She was once like me. We both lived in minister households and had to find some way to escape the restricted and unvarying life we had. Mine was not a piece of art like Jane’s is. In fact, I’ve been repeatedly made fun of from a certain quote, “They went to the most expensive stores like K-mart and Target.” However, I found a connection to Jane through it. Not because we’re both writers, but because we were both young women with overactive imaginations and through the story, are almost chastising ourselves for our wild ideas. If you study both of our first novels—and no, mine will never be in print lol—you’ll find our fears when growing up. We lived in novels most of the time and our imaginations were always getting us in trouble. We were disinterested in the real world and by writing this storyline, we were advising ourselves (although I didn’t realize it then and she probably didn’t either) that we couldn’t always live in fictional worlds, while at the same time enjoying every minute of it.

Since writing this post, I started wondering what other author’s first novels are like. Did they have the same silly plot lines? Did they start young or in adulthood? Are writers always writers? Or is it something you can grow into? I started writing at ten, but it took me 15 years to realize that is what I wanted to do with my life.

Join me and my author friends as we take a journey of self-discovery, sharing our first works and the sometimes embarrassing stories behind them.

Next time, you’ll hear from author H.R. Boldwood.

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

California Event: Con-Volution 2016

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Con-Volution is an annual 3-day science fiction, fantasy, and media convention featuring guests, performers and vendors from a wide spectrum of the speculative fiction industry and community.

emzCome meet Emerian Rich as she discusses podcasting, monsters, and horror!
Hyatt SFO
1333 Bayshore Highway
Burlingame, California, USA 94010

Podcasting 101: How to Get Heard

Friday 5:00pm, Parlor 2036 (Hyatt Regency SFO)

Want to start a podcast, but have no idea how to start? Our podcasting pros will give you the lowdown, and help you figure out how to get yourself on the cast!

Ric Bretschneider (M), Emerian Rich, Daniel Cortopassi

Monsters In the Mirror

Friday 9:00pm, SandPebble C (Hyatt Regency SFO)

Reflecting societal fears in genre fiction and media, and why it’s important to us.

Emerian Rich, Robyn Bennis, Margaret McGaffey Fisk (M), Sumiko Saulson, Setsu

Devilishly Daring- Demonic Monsters

Saturday 12:00pm, SandPebble D (Hyatt Regency SFO)

We’ll discuss the devils, demons, succubi and lords of the underworld that feature in our genre fiction and media SO often- because we adore them!

Chuck Serface, Loren Rhoads, Emerian Rich, J. L. (Jim) Doty, Laurel Anne Hill (M)

Meet HorrorAddicts.net!

Sunday 10:00am, SandPebble C (Hyatt Regency SFO)

Meet and chat with the authors who comprise HorrorAddicts.net, and find out more about their monster favorites!

Emerian Rich (M), J. Malcolm Stewart, Loren Rhoads, Laurel Anne Hill, Sumiko Saulson

Crocheting Monsters! with Emerian Rich

Sunday 1:00pm, Bayside A/B (Hyatt Regency SFO)

Bring hooks if you have them (materials fee of $1.50 if you need them) and crochet yourself a monster pal to take home! (all other materials provided)

Emerian Rich (M)