End of November Excerpt Poll! (Sticky Post. Newer Stuff Below.)

By Kayla Matt

By Kayla Matt

So, I’m thinking of doing a week of excerpts for the end of November.  The problem is that I’m not sure what to go with.  Then it hit me.  I’ll just set up a poll and the Top 5-6 characters will get a ‘free to low spoiler’ excerpt.  I might even slip some in from Books 6-8 if they fit.  Feel free to vote even if you haven’t read the books and we’ll see who wins.  My money is on Fizzle.


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Shrieking Skull of Necrotalis Plains

(Actually surprised I never posted this before.  Swear I did, but I can’t find it in the archives.)

Puwexil from Castlevania IV

Puwexil from Castlevania IV

An open plain
Never crossed by man
Home to ghosts
And every form of ghoul
Slavering for flesh

One such beast
Is the Shrieking Skull
A floating horror
Lacking limbs and trunk
Embraced by putrid light

Found among the trees
Known for their poison sap
They hang in the sunlight
Empty eyes peering
At the ground below

A fleshless jaw
Permanently dropped
Releases a shattering shriek
Heard for many miles
Paralyzing all nearby prey

It pierces what it eats
Directly through the brain
With a needle spine
Bloating with swallowed meat
And powdered bone

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Halloween Deals – My Halloween Love to You!

Originally posted on C.N. Faust:

Hello my darlings! Since I have been so busy working on “The Bitch King” as of late (and have been developing another Dragoloth related side project… more on that later) I haven’t been able to dole out many goodies in honor of my favorite holiday – Halloween! Since it doth approach so quickly, I set up a few deals on Amazon that you will (hopefully) be very eager to grab a hold of! Think of it as my internet Halloween candy as you go blog trick-or-treating (omg analogy police come get me).

Here is a list of my Amazon freebies and Kindle Countdowns running from Oct. 27th (Monday) to October 31st (Halloween!)



“Mr. Fingers” and “The Heretic Priest” are going to be completely FREE for the week of Halloween!!



Yes, The Hollow Living is scheduled for a Kindle Countdown for the Halloween week – starting at…

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Night Terrors


The Wolfman (2010) Poster

The Wolfman (2010) Poster

With gnashing teeth
And jagged nails
These creatures lurk beneath
Feasting on forgotten snails
Until the hallowed night

They wait until the sun is gone
Before rising to the surface
And bring about the darkest dawn
Pushing their sole purpose
To forge a realm of fright

Trees are shredded to their roots
By sharpest fangs and claws
Shadows hide horrific brutes
With gaping, gulping maws
Vast enough to devour light

Screams quickly fill the air
When they find a way inside
Seeking flesh to tear
There is no place to hide
From the hungry shadow blight

A towering form joins the fray
Their master has arisen
For this return they pray
His release from arcane prison
World’s end is now in sight

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SIX DAY BOOK SALE – 99c for Pouring the Cup (Stormflies Book 1) by Elizabeth N Love

Originally posted on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog..... An Author Promotions Enterprise!:


US and UK – POURING THE CUP is going on sale for 99c beginning October 22

Sale ends midnight on October 28, 2014!

With great 4 and 5 star reviews, you don’t want to miss the opportunity to grab this title at 1/3 the regular price.
On the faraway planet of Bona Dea, in a society forged by ancient settlers, trouble is brewing. Young psychic Axandra, never comfortable with her gift, is being forced to use it for the benefit of her people as ruling matriarch of the entire world and host to a powerful entity known only as the Goddess. 

Struggling with her fate, used as a pawn between warring factions, life for Axandra is almost too much to bear. Even the ministrations of her beloved companion, Quinn, may not prove powerful enough to overcome the stress threatening to destroy Axandra’s fragile soul.


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Reasons to Purchase and Read “The Dragon’s Disciples” RIGHT NOW!

Charles Yallowitz:

A very convincing argument.

Originally posted on C.N. Faust:

*We interrupt these October Interviews to bring you shameless plugging*

Reasons to Buy and Read the Dragon’s Disciples


1. Because chilly October afternoons are perfect for reading.

2. Because let’s be honest, you need more backstabbing family politics and forbidden love in your life.

3. Dragons and vampires – are there more reasons?

4. It’s $2.99 on the Kindle store – what else are you going to do with that random $3?

5. Because getting a new book in the mail and smelling those freshly printed pages is irresistible (especially on a crisp fall morning).

6. Because the week of Halloween, “The Heretic Priest” (book 2!) is going to be free and you want to be all caught up!

So what are you waiting for!

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We follow you everywhere
And rarely are acknowledged
We are by your side
Or watching your back
Or leading you in silence
Yet we are an after-thought
Us shadows have unending pain
But you do not care
How could you know
How could you even understand
This life of ours is not a life
We live in a world
That we can never touch
That is torture
You will never understand

(From my 2010-2011 project of writing one poem a day for a year.  Deleted the Tumblr account when I finished and started getting spammed.)

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#Promote #Authors & #Books for #Readers on YOUR #Blog…

Originally posted on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog..... An Author Promotions Enterprise!:

The Questions:

(From authors)

WHY should I promote other authors and their books on MY blog when I can’t even get LOTS of people to buy and review MY book(s)?

(From Readers & Bloggers)

WHY would authors (read demi-gods) who are way above me in the hierarchy of intelligence levels possibly want to send their articles to ME – a lowly Reader and Blogger?

(From existing Author / Books Bloggers)

I ALREADY have a good system going so WHY should I even CONSIDER changing it?

The Answers

(To Authors)

By featuring other authors and their books on YOUR blog, YOU and YOUR BOOK(S) will be seen by visitors as well – plus – it WILL bring NEW visitors and followers to YOUR BLOG and may even result in them getting YOUR BOOK(S)!

(To Readers & Bloggers)

Authors may have a talent with words that YOU may, or may not, have…

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