Category Archives: Horror

Villains need love too! #Villains #OctoberFun

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October belongs to the villains. All October, I’ll be sharing books that feature amazing villains. You know who I’m talking about – the bad guys/girls/creatures of the night who we love to hate. Or hate to love. Maybe both.

Authors, if you have a book that features an awesome villain, let’s celebrate them. Villains need love too. All genres welcome. Your villain can be a human, an alien, a mixture of both, it doesn’t matter.

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The rules.
1. I need all of your material by October first. No later. The earlier the better.
2. Each author has to be willing to share the event landing page on social media and in their newsletter. This is mandatory. Cross promo is key.
3. No giveaway required, BUT, it would be nice. 🙂

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Still interested? Great. This is what I need from you.

Please send me an email to sirenallen@gmail.com with the following material…

1. Book cover. (You may also include 1 teaser/promo image.)
2. Book blurb.
3. A paragraph or three explaining why your villain is awesome or why he/she is the way they are.
4. Excerpt. Please choose one with your villain in it.
5. Buy links.
6. If you’d like to offer up a giveaway for the October event, please add the giveaway link/info also.

7.  Also include your author links so fans can stalk you.

P.S. Please send me an initial email to let me know you’re interested, so I can keep up with how many posts I’ll be preparing.

Let’s have fun with the bad guys/girls/creatures of the night!

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Author Spotlight: Dementia Praecox by W.O. Cassity #NewRelease #Horror

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Happy October!

Let’s start the month right with a new release from author W.O. Cassity. His latest novella, Dementia Praecox, is available today on Amazon. And guess what? It’s FREE with Kindle Unlimited. Check out this awesome cover, it’s guaranteed to give you chills.

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Skulking over the ledger’s musty-scented pages, Dr. Livingston dipped the oversized quill into the emerald-green inkwell before penning the latest entry:

11 November 1877
Bethlem Royal Hospital Bedlam
London, England

Subject 41 expired at approximately 10:22 p.m., possibly due to cardiac arrest once again. I wait for my assistant Hensley to deliver and release the corpse to the hospital morgue. My only concern is that there may perhaps be further inquiry into the claw-like contusions upon the deceased’s forearms and along his facial cheeks. I still cannot fathom how the subject, who was restrained, managed to damage himself in such a way. Both Hensley and I agree that the peculiar wounds appeared to spontaneously appear across the patient’s flesh of their own accord.

Having witnessed this entire incident, I must admit that further precautions are still a necessity as I continue to push on toward a resolution to this condition. The screams of the patient still reverberate within my ears at those haunting terrors, which only existed in his tormented mind. My first assertion is that the patient’s experience became so vivid, he was somehow able to enact the subjective manifestations of his consciousness into literal lacerations upon his extremities. Perhaps Hensley and I are the first to witness the true potential of the human mind to inflict its falsely perceived stimuli upon the body during a controlled experiment. Mind over the material world indeed! This may warrant further exploration in the future after I have completed my current work toward a cure for dementia praecox.

When Hensley returns, he will prepare Subject 42 for her time in the chair. I will administer the new cocktail of ingredients according to the schedule after readjusting the chloroform and nitrous oxide levels for proper sedation during the procedure. Even though she’s much smaller than Subject 41, we still need to gauge the appropriate levels of anesthesia so Subject 42 will remain conscious yet controllable and programmable during the procedure.

As I understand it, Subject 42 has a peculiarly heightened state of hysteria, so perhaps this will allow us to mark any substantial improvements in her mental realignment using the electric resonating device with profound measure. It was difficult to identify the response from Subject 41 due to his condition’s tepid state and mannerisms.

Regardless of tonight’s setbacks, I have the utmost certainty that I can mitigate the issues Subject 41 experienced tonight. It is too soon for me to surrender now and too dangerous for me to stop. Questions are being asked already and if I do not have an answer to Annabelle’s condition soon, I may not be able to cure her ailment before they forcibly return me to New York if they discover what I have been doing. Certainly, they would shower me with accolades upon my substantial progress, but the board will need to see results and I need to save Annabelle if I am to marry her. She would definitively accept my proposal of marriage with a clear mind, for who else could liberate her from Dr. Kraepelin’s diagnosis other than the youngest fellow to be accepted by Bethlem Royal Hospital? At the age of thirty-seven, I will become renowned for such an achievement and therefore, Annabelle would accept me unconditionally.

E. L., PhD

Edgar rested his quill in the inkwell and remained still as he pondered what outcomes awaited him in the final experiment of the evening. A rapping at the heavy oak study door rescued him from his reverie.

“Yes, what is it?” he asked.

“Dr. Livingston, Subject 42 is now prepped for the resonance procedure,” Hensley responded. “Should I start charging the apparatus?”

“Indeed, Hensley. I shall be there momentarily.”

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In 1887, Dr. Edgar Livingston worked relentlessly to find a cure for his beloved’s condition which caused her mind to unravel from the tormenting hallucinations. Through trial and error experimentation on dozens of mentally ill patients at Bethlem Royal Hospital, he pushed against the moral threshold of ethical practices attempting to unlock the secrets of the human mind by realigning their resonance with reality. What Doctor Livingston did not realize were the otherworldly dimensions that took notice of his impetuous work.

“Dementia Praecox” is the second story in the “A Short Journey Into Darkness” horror series by author W.O. Cassity. The short story series offers originally unique fiction written in vivid detail to immerse readers into the fringes of terror.

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US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01KQVSSHE
UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01KQVSSHE/
CA: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01KQVSSHE/

Author Links

Author Bio:

W.O. Cassity grew up in the Mississippi Delta Valley dreaming of new worlds fueled by his passions for writing and playing tabletop games with his friends. As an adult, he relocated to Nashville, Tennessee where he pursued a career in IT and Telecommunications, working for companies such as Dell Computer Corporation, Verizon Wireless and Asurion. Will returned to his childhood passions sharing those experiences with his children. He went on to release his debut novel, “Heir of the Blood King” which was well received. He also has an ongoing horror short story series, “A Short Journey Into Darkness”.  Will and his wife, Barbara, currently reside in Arkansas with their four children, three dogs and one very stinky cat.

Social Media Links:

Author Blog: http://www.wocassity.com 
Author Twitter: https://twitter.com/wocassity
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/wocassity
Patreon Page: https://www.patreon.com/wocassity
Goodreads Author: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/13834500.W_O_Cassity

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My Review:

I give Dementia Praecox four stars!
I thoroughly enjoyed it. The author describes each scene in such detail that I felt like I was watching a horror film. I don’t want to give too much away, but I will say that I understood what motivated Dr. Edgar to perform his experiments. However, after so much carnage, you’d think he’d give up. No, he perseveres. And that leads him to an outcome he never thought possible. If you love horror, I highly recommend this novella.

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#CoverReveal: “You Should’ve Chose Me” by M’Renee Allen

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Valentine’s Day is supposed to be about roses and candy. It’s about spending time with the person you love. But what happens when those roses have thorns and the candy turns to blood in your mouth? What happens when the person you love becomes the person you hate the most?

Patricia Scott has found an impressive way to handle those issues.

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Patricia Scott is a dreamer.

She believes in love and hopes to one day have a large house surrounded by a white picket fence with the sound of children’s laughter floating through it. And then it happens. She meets her knight in shining armor.

But, it isn’t long before she realizes life is not a fairy tale. Dreams turn into nightmares. Love turns to hate and that large house with the white picket fence turns into a cell surrounded by bars. There are no sounds of children laughing in her future, just her own screams as she stares down at the blood coating her clothes.

But whose blood is it?

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COMING VALENTINE’S DAY 2016. Be careful who you share your candy with.

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