Adam Ickes’ Wicked Little Things Cover Reveal

Hello! Just found out that friend and fellow horror author Adam Ickes will be releasing a new horror collection entitled Wicked Little Things and I’m participating in his cover reveal blog blast. It’s the follow-up to his first collection, 100 tiny tales of terror. Like 100 Nightmares, both books consist of 100 stories written in 100 words. Wicked Little Things is set to hit the digital book shelves on December 1, 2014 but it’s already available for preorder!

You can buy the book through this link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PHZWYHK

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Book Blurb:

100 tiny tales of terror gave birth to 100 monstrosities.

The time has come for 100 more tales of terrible things to haunt your dreams and drive home a healthy dose of fear of those horrible creatures that dwell mostly in the darkness, but sometimes in the light.

Devour these Wicked Little Things in one sitting if you think your fragile mind can handle it, or drink them in one at a time and let your fright strangle your sanity as the fear really sinks in and takes hold.

Adam shared a couple of sample stories from the collection…

Unassuming

He’d sat on the same bench every day–hours at a time–for almost six months, watching, waiting. He wasn’t in a hurry. He’d known an opportunity would present itself eventually, and he wasn’t wrong.

One day, a little girl on the verge of tears came up to him.

“I can’t find my mommy,” the child said.

“That’s awful. Would you like me to help you look for her?” he asked.

The little girl nodded and wiped her budding tears away. He stood up and held out his hand. She took it willingly. Together they walked toward the parking lot.

Beauty and the Beast

The creature’s crooked claws stroked the severed head in its lap. The beast’s disfigured face studied the girl in the cage across the room. She cried thick, heavy tears and sobbed in the corner of the tiny cage. Her sobs made the beast’s ears ache.

It threw the head–that of the girl’s own father–at the cage to shut her up, but she only sobbed louder and screamed incoherent pleas. She begged for mercy, but mercy would not come at the hands of the monstrosity who called the castle home. Only death and misery were welcome within those walls.

About the author:

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Adam Ickes is a writer who has made a home in central Pennsylvania with his wife and daughter. He is obsessed with releasing the horrors in his mind on an unsuspecting world. His stories live and fester in the twisted confines of his imagination before demanding to be released from their prison, usually at gunpoint.

Follow Adam Ickes:
Blog
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Mailing List
Amazon Author Page

Thank you, Scott!

Thank you, Scott Scherr, for joining the Blog Blast for 100 Nightmares

Read his post here (Join blog blast here)

Scott Scherr is a horror author as well as a poet.
To all the zombie lovers out there, Scott has a free zombie novel on his site!

Don’t Feed The Dark is a FREE online zombie serial novel written by Scott Scherr that started on February 10th. New episodes from the novel will be posted every Monday, Wednesday and Friday until the entire novel is completed.

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Synopsis:

In the pre-dawn hours on a Saturday morning, something malevolent has awoken, striking fear and terror into unsuspecting citizens all throughout North East Ohio. Former acquaintances, neighbors, loved ones—all at random—transform into flesh-craving monsters hell bent on devouring the living. Corpses are rising from their places of unrest. Nocturnal animal-man hybrids hunt in packs. The dead are awakening from within the living…

By morning, the sun weeps over streets splattered blood-red as an unsettling silence soon follows, lulling the broken remains of society into believing the blood bath is over. Survivors gather to lick their wounds and mend their broken hearts and ravaged lives as local governments struggle to maintain law and order.

As a second wave approaches, a handful of survivors from all walks of life must put aside their differences and band together to escape the pending slaughter while storm clouds begin to gather from within their fragile community. Some who were once respectable in the eyes of society will devolve into madness while the despicable rise to the occasion in a world no longer respecting of persons.

It is their world now. The dead are hungry and do not discriminate.

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You can read Don’t Feed The Dark from the beginning at:
http://freezombienovel.wordpress.com/2014/02/10/chapter-1-1-demon-night/

For current updates or just to show your support, you can also “like” The Dark on Scott’s Facebook Page at:
https://www.facebook.com/dont.feed.the.dark

Thank you, Hala!

Thank you, Hala, for volunteering to join the Blog Blast for 100 Nightmares. 🙂

Read her post here (join blog blast here)

Hala J Subaiti is a recent follower of my blog… a lady with a snarky sense of humor and a penchant for impressive libraries (we definitely have that in common) 🙂

I met Hala through Friday Fictioneers. Her blog http://thecrookedtrident.wordpress.com/ is where she writes flash fiction, drabbles and six word stories.

Hala also has another blog dedicated to sharing and discussing identity as well as travel stories. She shares random tidbits of Lebanese life and wisdom gained from life experiences in growing up outside her own culture. Visit her at http://tricultured.wordpress.com/ Thanks again! 🙂 🙂

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Guys, thank you, for all the support that I’m getting for my Blog Blast. Don’t forget to like my FB page https://www.facebook.com/100Nightmares
And to answer a question, your blog doesn’t have to be on WordPress to join. other places are fine 🙂 tumblr is ok too. Thanks again! 🙂 xoxo K.Z.

Thank you, Patricia!

Thank you, Patricia, for generously sharing 100 Nightmares on your blog.

Read her post here

Patricia writes for the simple pleasure of doing it… truly the best reason to write. 🙂

I really like Patricia. She’s one of the first bloggers here at WordPress who had left an impression on me. I think she’s a truly beautiful and brave woman.

Check out her blog http://highfiveandraspberries.wordpress.com/ where she posts haiku, haibun and short fiction.

Her haiku has always been one of my favorites back in my Carpe Diem days and I hope to be writing haiku again one of these days. 🙂 but oh, you ABSOLUTELY have to check out her weekly 100-word stories for Friday Fictioneers. Her contributions to FF are consistently amazing, no matter what genre. For me, she’s certainly one of the best in the group.

Thank you, Ron!

Thank you, Ron, for featuring me on your blog and for the very generous post about my upcoming story collection, 100 Nightmares.

I really appreciate the kind and lovely words. 🙂

Read his post here (join blog blast here)

Ron Pruitt is a former newspaper journalist and college teacher. He is the author of As The Crow Flies and Down By The River. He also wrote a collection of short stories, Meth Lab and Other Stories.

Check out one of Ron’s books

Down By The River

When a farmer kills his half-brother in a dispute over a marijuana patch, it sets off ripples in the daily pattern of the residents of a small Ozark river town. The farmer’s wife, a mute young man, a meth cook,a car lot owner, the local lawman, and others find their world rocked by change as the truth works its way to the surface, transforming lives as it does.

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I met Ron though Friday Fictioneers. He’s a truly versatile writer. Every week, I enjoy his micro-fiction pieces that vary from imaginative speculative fiction to humorous tales.

Ron is a super nice guy, even offering me advice and essential publishing tips. I’m really grateful to have writer friends like him. 🙂

Visit his blog http://bridgesareforburning.wordpress.com/ to read his fiction and articles

Thank you, Ese!

Thank you, Ese, for offering to join the blog blast for 100 Nightmares 🙂

Read her post here

Ese Kļava is among the first wonderful friends that I had the pleasure of meeting through this blog.
I’ve always thought of Ese as the beautiful and mysterious poetess.
Her writing always has touches of sensuality which is so natural and effortless.

Visit her at http://esengasvoice.wordpress.com/ where she writes haiku and haibun.

You’ll love her blog because Ese is very prolific! I go to her page weekly for her photography. She joins a lot of photo challenges and also hosts her own– Ese’s Weekly Shoot&Quote Challenge.

More awesome news! Ese will be releasing a book soon.

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Coming out soon, Butterfly Thy Name is an odyssey of discovery and fulfillment. A deeply personal story, the book is an erotic quest for aesthetic pleasure, in a story that will touch readers in quite unique ways, as they read about Ese’s adventures, breaking sensual taboos in a journey that takes her from her native Latvia to France, Bahrain, India and South America for deep intimacy and desire.

Ooohh… Intriguing. Definitely my kind of book. Can’t wait to get my hands on this one! I’m sure this is going to be hot! 🙂 🙂

Thank you, Helena!

A while ago, my favorite dilettante, Helena Hann-Basquiat made a blog post about the cover reveal of my upcoming book 100 Nightmares. Thank you, Helena, for volunteering to be a part of this blog blast.

Read the post here

Helena is perhaps one of the most original individuals that I’ve ever met. Like I said before, if I were to describe her writing style in one word, I’d call it BOLD. She’s fun and fearless and comes up with a lot of crazy stuff. And that’s why you need to check out FOLLOW her blog at http://helenahannbasquiat.wordpress.com/

She’s also a very supportive friend. She even promised to bake me cookies (which will go directly into the trash because they may or may not be sprinkled with arsenic… yes, she’s unpredictable like that…) 🙂
Helena wrote a commercial for me. Read it here You’re going to love it, I swear! 🙂

Her alter ego, Jessica Bell, writes scary fiction. She mentioned in passing that she’s working on a novel. I’m sure that it’s going to be great and gothic as hell.

Meanwhile, watch out for the upcoming release of Memoirs of a Dilettante. I’ve already pre-ordered a copy!

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Memoirs of a Dilettante is a collection of reminiscences, following Helena Hann-Basquiat, a self-proclaimed dilettante who will try anything just to say that she has, and her twenty-something niece, who she has dubbed the Countess Penelope of Arcadia, in their off-beat antics in such places as common as the local McDonald’s or the comic book store, to their travels to Miami for the search for the perfect Cuban sandwich. Interspersed between wacky one-off adventures, Helena tells personal, sometimes painful stories from her past in order to try and make sense of her life as it has played out, tempering everything with an indomitable sense of humour.

Cummerbund Bandersnatch, the Accidental Plagiarist, strippers, rock stars, geeks, freaks, and the Barista With No Name — these are just a few of the characters you’ll meet inside.

Discover Helena’s tales for the first time or all over again, with new notes and annotations for the culturally impaired — or for those who just need to know what the hell was going through her mind at the time!

Thank you Amy!

The lovely Amy Reese was among the first people who volunteered to join my blog blast. A few hours ago, she posted about the cover reveal of my upcoming book, “100 Nightmares”. Thank you Amy!

Read the post here

Like me, Amy participates regularly in Friday Fictioneers.
If I were to describe her writing style in one word, I’d call it Inspired.
Sometimes her words make you laugh… Sometimes they warm your heart… And sometimes they chill you to the very soul.

She also blogs about anything that strikes her as significant for the day– life’s pleasant surprises and mini mishaps.

More than that, she’s a beautiful mom who inspired and encouraged her son to write fiction. He has his own fantasy and sci-fi blog! And you can tell where his talent and love for creative writing came from. The world needs more moms like Amy.

Do visit her at http://amyreesewrites.com/ and marvel at her fun, quirky and sometimes scary imaginings.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE COVER REVEAL OF 100 NIGHTMARES

what's the tale behind this image? find out in one of my stories in 100 Nightmares

what’s the tale behind this image? find out in one of my stories in 100 Nightmares

Hi everyone! I’m releasing my very first horror story collection this April and I’m seriously psyched. It consists of 100 stories written in exactly 100 words, accompanied by a few illustrations.

I’ll be needing volunteers for the cover reveal. The book cover is finally done and it’s oh so brilliant!

If you like my writing, help me spread the word by joining my Blog Blast. It’s a self-published effort so I’m going to need all the help I can get.

Send me an email

I’ll send you the cover and a description of my book so you can post it on your blog whenever you’re free. In exchange, I’d give you my soul but you probably don’t want the filthy little thing so I’ll just feature you on my blog and thank you from the bottom of my wicked heart.

It doesn’t matter to me if you have 10,000 followers or 1,000 or 100. Or if you have a writing blog or a photography blog or a blog like mine (which is basically about anything under the sun). 🙂 Any form of help will be appreciated.

xoxo
K.Z. 🙂

PS Don’t forget to like my FB Page 🙂