Newly Accepted: Rigor Amortis

I had thought that I was going to have to wait another week or so to announce this but the lovely ladies in charge (hi Erika, hi Jaym!) have given the go ahead … good thing too as I was fit to burst.

So, my story, ‘Always and Forever’ has been accepted for the zom/rom anthology ‘Rigor Amortis’ – edited by truly wonderful Erika Holt and Jaym Gates – to be published by Absolute XPress.

I am truly pleased to be part of this. It is my first ever zombie story and my first ever romance story too (obviously, therefore, it is my first ever zom/rom story ;) ) but I am very happy with how it turned out. I hope that, when people get to read it, they feel the enjoyment that went into creating it and find some level of enjoyment in reading it.

If nothing else the ending will probably make some of you ‘squirm’ (it did Erika ;) ) – it it does then my job is done! ;)

A massive thank you to Erika and Jaym for being my ‘first’ (will always think of you that way, my dears!), for accepting ‘Always and Forever’ for inclusion with ‘Rigor Amortis’ and for all your help in editing and polishing my work into something (hopefully) great!

For more about Rigor Amortis:

At Duotrope

Official blog

At Twitter

‘The Crimson Blade’ novella now available.

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By Mind or Metal - An Anthology

My fantasy novella, ‘The Crimson Blade‘, is now available as part of the wonderful ‘By Mind or Metal’ anthology. 242 pages, 21 authors and a myriad world of sword, sorcery and fantasy at your fingertips.

There is a part of all of us that wants to believe in other existences; that this physical world is not the only reality. In youth, imaginations carried us to made up realms. Great battles were fought. Kingdoms rose and fell. The book you have in your hands and the writers who breathed life into these stories will take you back there. Look out the window, see the breeze toss the branches and leaves about, and wonder if there is an elf or gnome spying on you.

Table of Contents

Introduction by Jason Barney
Changeling by Jay Raven
The Druid by Richard M. Dyer
Honey the Barbarian Visits her Folks by Deborah Walker
Hero in our Midst by Martin A. Zeigler
Cup of Dreams by Jamie K. Schmidt
Voyage of Dalahan by Robert William Shmigelsky
Storm’s Daughter by Darren W. Pearce and Neal Levin
The Wicked Giant by Christopher McKittrick
Apprentice of the Mask by Jason Andrew
The Pond by A. J. French
The Eternal Magic by John X. Grey
A Foreign Affair by Kira Morgana
Kingdom Come by Tommy B. Smith
The Beast Corp by Mark Wolf
Ancient Whispers by Jason Barney
Perchance to Dream by Scott Taylor
Tricks of the Devil by Cynthia Gael
The Herbs of Andali by James P. Wagner
The Crimson Blade by Jay Faulkner

You can purchase ‘By Mind or Metal‘ here:

Amazon (US)
Amazon (UK)
Waterstones

Short story now available – Stranger than Fiction

Just to let you know that you can now get my short story, ‘Stranger than Fiction’ in issue 16 of Twisted Tongue Magazine.

‘Stranger than Fiction’ tells the tale of a London journalist who becomes part of the story that she is investigating.

In this issue of Twisted Tongue, you’ll read about many murders, vampires, madness, kinky sex, tantalising foods, creepy shadows and even a little Shakespeare.

At 80,000 words the magazine is larger than many novels and filled with interesting, quirky and – yes – twisted tales. You should check it out; you can download the PDF for free but it’s well worth the cover price to show support for the work that Claire and her team do in putting this magazine out.

… plus, you get to own a tiny, little, piece of me. Surely that, alone, is worth it!? ;)

Click here to get your copy of Twisted Tongue, issue 16.