X by @sotet_angyal


Hello Travelers,

Writing, it is said, is the supreme solace. I cannot help but agree- but need we write in English to experience this? Certainly not. Do we have to use a human language at all?

Well… why don’t you see Ms. D’arcangela’s intriguing new post to find out?

X.

Darkened Reflections by @sotet_angyal


Hello Travelers,

 

Tonight I bring you an offering of equal parts darkness and light, of sanity and the lack thereof. Go, read Ms. D’arcangela’s Dark Reflections, and, if you so desire, answer me this: dare you seek salvation if your only source of strength is also the source of your destruction?

 

Darkened Reflections.

The Coming Soon Blog Tour


Hello Travelers,

This is coming a bit later than it should’ve, but here I am with my entry for the coming soon blog tour. I could go on about how my wandering ways led me down some paths that were far longer than I expected, but that would only delay this post further. You have my apologies, and more importantly, you have my answers to these questions.

What are you working on right now?

That’s a tricky question, because I do so much at once that it’s hard to say… I’ll list everything, then.

I’m currently in the process of writing my second, currently unnamed, novel.

I’m also dabbling in a semi-autobiographical poetry collection.

And in my spare time, I’m crafting a book of stand-alone short stories that also serve to tell one overarching tale. I’m not sure if this is a unique novel or unique in general, but hey, that’s the way it is.

How does it differ from other works in its genre?

My novel will have an equal balance between a male and female lead character. It will also blend science and fantasy (note: this is NOT a science fiction story).

And I think I covered the difference in my previous answer, but my poetry will be wildly experimental and my stories will be equal parts fantasy and realism.

What experiences have influenced you?

Modern psychology and quantum physics are heavy influences in my novel (as they are in my life).

Why do you write what you do?

Because what is life without that carnal drive? The real world isn’t nice and neat. People all over the world are suffering, fucking and dying, with some doing all three at once. If reality isn’t picture perfect, why should literature be? I just take my readers to the darker edges of the world they already live in. Remember: it’s only fiction if you don’t believe.

How does your writing process work?
I sit down, check my emails, tie up my loose ends, then type. Or talk, if I’m using my voice-to-text program.

However, poetry always goes down by hand first.

Overall, everything starts out as a stream of consciousness, which in some instances becomes a series of white-water rapids, culminating in the waterfall that I call ‘editing’ where any debris and unnecessary details are cast into oblivion by the delete button.

What is the hardest part about writing?
Having the time to do it! That and wrist strain.

What would you like to try as a writer that you haven’t yet?
But I already do so much! Ideally, I’d like to write a movie or video game just so see my work on screen, but given the unlikeliness of that happening in the near future, I’d like to try my hand at horror that is more literary fiction in nature. I’m also entering a few contests, so let’s see how that turns out, shall we?

Who are the authors you most admire?
Aside from myself? Just kidding, folks, I’m not that kind of guy. Barker, King and Koontz (not in any particular order) as far as mainstream are concerned. In my little indie-corner of the world, Daemonwulf, Nina D’arcangela, and Blaze McRob (again, in no particular order). There are also a few friends of mine back in the real world whom I believe to be very talented (looking at you, Bill).

Who are new authors to watch out for?
That’s a tough one for me to answer because I’m not certain what qualifies as ‘new’. I could certainly direct you to the aforementioned indie authors, but they’d be ‘new’ in the sense that I haven’t known them for very long. They’ve all been writing for some time now. Even I’m not ‘new’ if you count the fact that I first started writing online and entering contests at writing.com seven years ago. As such, I think I’ll skip this. Sorry, Travelers.

What scares you?

Failure, definitely, is at the top of my list. Thinking that I could give it my all and not get anywhere… that’s one of the most terrifying prospects I could ever face. Spiders, snakes, and serial killers have no such hold on my heart.

The Tagged Authors

I’m calling on the people below to repost this to their own sites one week from today.

Joseph A. Pinto

Nina D’arcangela

 

Check around the internet soon for their participation. Until then, walk on, my long-roaming friends.

Pink by @sotet_angyal


Hello, Travelers,

From the early rays of the rising sun I bring you Nina D’arcangela’s “Pink”, a delightfully demented and whimsically twisted take on a bed time story. You may want to read it while the sun is still up, though. Some stories weren’t meant to let you sleep afterwards…

Pink.


Hello, Travelers.

Today, it is with extreme excitement that I spread the news of Siren’s Call Publications newest release,

Bellows of the Bone Box

Sit back and let the clock tick-tick-tick away the hours as you enjoy this Steampunk Horror anthology, featuring my story,

Edward Vincell of the 37th Platoon.

Just make sure you don’t get your hand caught in the gears…

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The Steampunk and Horror genres are masterfully combined in the twelve stories contained within Bellows of the Bone Box. Each of the authors has transported you to an age where steam is the dominate means of power and has woven a tale that will fascinate, or possibly scandalize you.

In this volume, you will find clockworks, pneumatic tubes, airships, and leather worn out of necessity – not vanity. Can an engine be powered by human blood; should it be? What about body modification; what happens when the mechanical meets the biological and goes awry? Does the heart rule the machine, or does the machine consume the humanity that once existed within it? What of airships, regeneration, or hallucination; is it safe to trifle with such things? Should technology that can rift time and dimensions be researched; and if that research proves fruitful, should it ever see the light of day?

Packed full of intrigue, imagination, and horror, lovers of Steampunk will have a hard time deciding which of the twelve is their favorite!

Featuring the talents of:

Brad Bass, Paul Boulet, Laura Brown, Vivian Caethe, Alex Chase, Megan Dorei, O.M. Grey, Tarl Hoch, Gavin Ireland, Kirk Jones, Kate Monroe and Christofer Nigro

Available on:

Amazon US, Amazon UK, Amazon CDN, CreateSpace, Smashwords

The Coming Soon Blog Hop! @CdnZmbiRytr


Hello Travelers,

Today, I bring you Julianne Snow’s post on her ongoing projects. Having been tagged, you’ll see my own variant of this next week, on the 17th. Until then, enjoy the brief glimpse into this zombie-author’s ever-working mind.

And, if you’re reading this, thank you, Ms. Snow, for the subtle compliment- I’m sure Kate Monroe and Suzanne Robb appreciate it too!

The Coming Soon Blog Hop!.

Bad Company by @daemonwulf @penofthedamned #horror #story #writing


Good afternoon, Travelers,

It is my distinct pleasure to bring this morsel to your attention. Go head, enjoy- I’m certain the beast who created it would like nothing more. I, for one, distinctly enjoyed taking a bite out of this piece…  and the aftertaste is incredible.

Go ahead, Wanderers. Please, enjoy Daemonwulf’s latest offering.

Bad Company.