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Satan’s Holiday and Welcome to Your Nightmare Have Been Released

Welcome to Your Nightmare 3

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Well- after holding our collective breaths, many back and forths, biting our nails, pulling our hair out, drinking multiple cups of coffee and many sleepless nights Satan’s Holiday and Welcome to Your Nightmare has finally been released. This project has been of Biblical proportions. I do not think it has ever been done before- that is the two books with 37 authors and multiple stories. Most anthologies only accept about ten authors and one story each.

Satan’s Holiday and Welcome to Your Nightmare started out with the idea of all of my short stories in one book. However, after much thought, I decided that I wanted to share the wealth. The call went out and the response was so overwhelming that I had to move forward into uncharted waters.

I enlisted the help of my editor and publisher Kelly Koch from Dressing Your Book, if it had not been for her I would not have survived. My book cover designer Debi DeSantis never ceases to create eye popping covers and a special thanks to her son Nic who came up with the titles.

My friend the one and only Nicholas Grabowsky who is the master of horror graciously came aboard and offered up a story that appears in both books so that my contributors can add that to their list of accomplishments. Thank you Nick for your kindness.

To the 37 contributors who offered their craft. Those of you who have never been published before this feeling never gets old. It is like Christmas every time you see your book or your name in print. The feeling can not be explained to anyone who has never been there.

As indie authors we have to work 100 times as hard just to get out there. To you readers- please support us- buy our books, read our stories and tell others. Trust me you will not be disappointed.

So with that being said, you can now go to Amazon Kindle and Barnes and Noble and Download both books you can buy the paperback at Lulu.com and in about six weeks they will be availbe in paperback at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

Welcome to Your Nightmare and enjoy Satan’s Holiday!!!!!

October 1, 2013 Posted by | New Releases | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Contributors for Satan’s Holiday and Welcome to Your Nightmare

Satan’s Holiday and Welcome to Your Nightmare will be released in four days and counting. In the video you will see all of the contributors including the one and only Nicholas Garbowsky. Get ready they are coming soon.

September 26, 2013 Posted by | Books | , , , , | 1 Comment

T Minus 8 Days and Counting

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That’s right eight days before the two not one but two horror anthologies are released and sent out through the universe. Satan’s Holiday and Welcome to Your Nightmare. I have done some off the wall things in my writing career. I have written things that most people won’t even talk about out loud. I have ruffled feathers, had stalkers, and written outside the box. This project has been by far the most challenging of all my projects. I have released back to back books before, but until now I have not released two books at the same time with stories from so many different contributors. This was interesting to say the least. So many personalities- so many details to make sure the books are unique. So many stories- poems – flash fictions and even a couple of real hauntings.

When I started this project it was just going to be my short stories that I had written – however, I got to thinking, so many people gave me a chance when I first started out after years and years of floundering and not knowing how to go about making my dream real. It was time to give back – time to see how many out there had a dream that they wanted to make real. Well, I have been told many times be careful what you ask for. The response was so overwhelming it even left me speechless.

In this industry the standard is usually 10-15 contributors with one story each. And most of the time there are specific “guidelines” to follow like werewolves, vampires etc. Well, not this girl, I wanted to see just what was out there. The only guidelines was it could not be erotica for one it is not my bag and for two I wanted to reach a large audience. So the call went out, the response was as diverse as the contributors. I didn’t turn down not one contributor. That is also something that is unheard of. Each one who wrote was put in the book. Not everyone who sent in a story had been published before this project. So for them this was like Christmas and they don’t even have the books yet. When they get them it will be – well there are no words when you hold that first publication in your hands.

To add to their excitement they will be in the same book no matter which book with Nicholas Grabowsky. Who is well known for his horror – He wrote Halloween IV and has been scaring the pants off readers for years. My contributors were so excited to know this I don’t know how they have contained themselves.

Dreams do come true- Ask each of the wonderful people who reached down inside themselves and wrote for me. Scared though they were of rejection (that is for someone else to do not me) they wrote and hoped it would be good enough. Well not only was it good enough- they are in print.

It is never to late to make your dream real- it is never to late to fly! Just ask those who have just flown. They will tell you. One of them is so excited he couldn’t get his questions to me out fast enough.

I hope that each of you will support these authors – yes they are now authors- and buy these books, they will have them for sale in their home state in on their person as well as on Amazon, Kindle – Nook and Lulu.
I am so very proud of this project so proud that we are gearing up to do it next year as well.

So get ready T-8 Days and Counting Satan’s Holiday and Welcome to Your Nightmare will soon explode on the universe.

September 23, 2013 Posted by | Books | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Satan’s Holiday and Welcome to Your Nightmare is Almost Ready for Release

Satan’s Holiday and Welcome to Your Nightmare are anthologies of things that go bump in the night! Written by an exciting diversity of talented writers, some not previously published and some published abroad, Satan’s Holiday and Welcome to Your Nightmare was compiled by award-winning, bestselling author Yvonne Mason, also a contributor with two thrilling tales of her own. The stories and poems in Satan’s Holiday and Welcome to Your Nightmare are as unique as the authors who penned them and no two are alike…..some are extremely dark and foreboding, others are quaint, while yet others are scary and perhaps even shocking, guaranteed to entertain and delight any reader. To top it all off, veteran horror writer Nicholas Grabowsky, (Halloween IV, Red Wet Dirt, The Everborn) and the owner/founder of one of the most talked-about horror presses of the last decade, Black Bed Sheet Books, has graciously added one of his own horror stories to this unique book! http://www.downwarden.com/ is where everyone goes to find some of the best independent horror fiction on the planet and things that go bump in the night. You will need to make sure the lights are on all over the house, check under the bed and double check those deadbolts on the front and back doors. Satan’s Holiday will hold you captive as you grind your teeth while your knuckles turn white turning each page to the last. Join us on a journey where you will thrill to our tales of hauntings, madness, bedlam, revenge and so much more which will ultimately convince you this is not just any holiday, it’s Satan’s Holiday along with Welcome to Your Nightmare!Satan's Holiday and Welcome to Your Nightmare
release Date October1, 2013

September 17, 2013 Posted by | New Releases | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Satan’s Holiday is Getting a Companion Book (You Want to Be a Part of This)

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That’s right you heard it here first. I am going where no one has gone before – well because that is what I do. Due to the overwhelming response yesterday to my blog about Satan’s Holiday and the controversy behind it – the opposite of what many thought would happen has happened. The response was so positive and so many people wanted to be a part of it that we decided to add a second book. That’s right I have enough short stories, poems and flash fiction coming in and people wanted to contribute that we are adding a second book. I have extended the deadline to September 20th for those who wish to contribute.

The title is still top secret- But I will say this my cover designer’s son has given me another great title. He is only 13 years old but the talent of this young man in knowing what I need is beyond belief. He gets kudos on the title pages of the books.

Now if you want to be part of this project here are the simple guidelines. And Yes, my friend Nicholas Grabowsky will be contributing his story to both books. So if you are not in the first book but in the second you will be in there with NICK! Stay tuned for the title and the cover! This is going to be so much fun!

Okay boys and girls this is for all of you who have expressed a desire to be a part of my Halloween Anthology and those of you who are still thinking about it.

I have been asked what are the guidelines. Well the guidelines are simple. I love the KISS method. All I ask is that you write from the heart. Yes, I do accept previous published work. Yes you do retain the rights to your work, you can put it anywhere else you choose, Yes, I do accept writers who have never been published. Yes we are putting poems as well as short stories in the book. The max length is 3000 words or 20 pages give or take. I am not going to beat you up if it is much less than that or a bit over. I have one story that is only 450 words. I cannot take extreme erotica for a couple of reasons, one I personally am not comfortable reading it and second remember we are reaching a very wide audience other than that reach down and write.

I will not turned down any writer who wished to contribute. The reason is simple people have been good to me over the years they have given me support and a hand up. I can not repay them I can only pay it forward. So that is what I am doing. If this jumps starts someone who has had a dream to write and didn’t know how to get started this is your chance. If you are published and want more exposure this is your chance.

The recompense is this. You each will receive two free books which comes to about $40.00 then you will have the ability to order any amount of books at any time that you want to either sell or give away at my cost. Any money that you make off those books is yours. This is always another way for you to get yourself out there.

Now to add to this my friend Nicholas Grabowsky who most of you might know about – has agreed to write a story for the book (s) (if we have enough writers we will be doing two books and his story will be in both of them)
He will be promoting the daylights out of this little jewel (s) and he will post them on his bookstore page as well as taking them to conventions and cons.

If you don’t know who this wonderful author is let me introduce you to him. He is the one who made Michael Myers famous in the Halloween movies. Yep that is the one and the same – go to his page and friend him as well as his website – he also owns his own publishing house and he has some wonderful horror authors there.

http://www.downwarden.com/

https://www.facebook.com/nicholas.grabowsky?fref=ts

http://halloweenmovies.com/?page_id=794
This is such an opprotunity on so many levels.
the Submission deadline is September 20 so that I can publish it before the Spooky Season (my favorite Holiday)
Don’t let it pass you by.
Oh and if you have never written horror step out of your comfort zone and try it.

September 11, 2013 Posted by | new project | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Things Are Not Always as They Seem and Sometimes a Title is Just a Title!

I know the title makes one scratch one’s head and go “What?” In this day of “political correctness also known as stupidity” we have become so busy worrying about “offending” that we have forgotten how to have fun. We are so busy reading things into sentences, phrases and titles that we have forgotten how to look beyond the words –

Now let me explain for those of you who are still scratching your head. When someone calls me a “Bitch” am I offended? Oh no, I laugh at them, there are a couple of reasons for one I am not a female dog and two I can be and many times am opinionated, overbearing, domineering and can be stubborn. So in that case yes I am a Bitch if that is the way they are using the word. See word’s are just letters strung together to form words which form sentences which form titles to books and other things. I have seen many titles to books and movies that when I got into them were not what I thought they were based on the title by taking it literal. We cannot take things so literal we get in trouble every time. It is like assuming! We all know what that means.

Now that I have that out of the way let me get to the reason for this particular blog. I am only going to address this once so pay attention! I am putting out an anthology of horror yes horror it just so happens that it is coming out during the Spooky season. My favorite Holiday. I also know the real reason behind Halloween and it has nothing to do with ghosts – goblins or devil worship etc. That is for another day.

Anyway the title of my lovely little Anthology is Satan’s Holiday. I have been criticized for this title because it was not politically correct. To that I say horse rubbish. It is a string of words formed to make a book title. No two people will take it the same way. Sort of the same thing that happens at an accident no two people see the same thing even though they are at the same accident. So for the sake of those of you who have a closed mind let me just break it down for you.

Nowhere in the book are there any stories that include Halloween as such. Sure there are ghosts, hauntings, graveyards and things that go bump in the night. However, that happens all the time. Nowhere is the Devil mentioned (though I could write a story about him) in fact one could say that Satan took a Holiday and left all the others to have fun in his stead. See how that works out maybe he was tired and needed a rest.

This is what I mean when I say words are just words. They mean absolutely nothing except in our minds and sometimes those minds are a scary place to be.

As most of my readers already know I have no comfort zone, I write what I feel, that is why I never run out of material to write about unlike many authors. Second most of my readers know that I do not care what the perception of a few people is about my work. That becomes their problem. I love words and I love playing with words, I refuse to be placed in a box simply because others refuse to be open minded.

I have to add here that my book designer’s son is the one who came up with the title and he is only 13 years old. He got it!

So with all of that being said, try very hard to have an open mind if you don’t you will miss out on some wonderful fiction and poetry by writers and published authors in this little jewel. Life is too short to take so seriously! Broaden your horizons! Join us as we let Satan take a Holiday!!!
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September 10, 2013 Posted by | New Releases | , , , , , , | 5 Comments

And You Thought This Was Just Going to Be Another Boring Spooky Season

I know you thought that the spooky season was going to be filled with the same old thing, you know those little people dressed up in costumes running around the neighborhood trying to scare the adults and getting candy instead. Yeah, that kind of boring. Well, my children of the night think again. This year I have a surprise for you. Oh yes, indeed, a big surprise. Well actually a couple.

The first one is yours truly, yes that would be moi, is releasing an anthology of spooky stories just for those of you who love the things that go bump in the night. Again, the stories are as varied as the contributors who have written them. This little book promises to fill your head not with sugar plums and fairies, but instead dreaded evil, and other lovely horrid things that make one lose sleep at night. Yes, you will want to double check the locks on your door, not drive down dark two lane blacktops and check under your bed before retiring for the night. I know I know it sounds like so much fun.

This lovely little jewel of things that go bump in the night is titled “Satan’s Holiday”- I agree it sounds like so much fun. We will be releasing it by the first of October so that you can enjoy it as you hand out candy to those little hobgoblins who knock on your door as they holler “trick or treat”.
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The second bit of news is my friend Nicholas Grabowsky and his publishing house Black Bed Sheets has just released two little books of horror for the upcoming season
Bones

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This is just two of the books that Nick sells from his pblishing house. Check out his online store at http://downwarden.com/blackbedsheetstore/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=634

Its coming like a run away freight train, so hop aboard. Hug the children, kiss the dog and take the ride of your life. Horror at is finest!!!!

September 4, 2013 Posted by | New Releases, Nicholas Grabowsky | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

How Many of You Know Who Nicholas Grabowsky is?

For several years I have had the honor and pleasure of being able to call Nickolas Grabowsky one of my most wonderful friends.  Yes, I know you are saying so what. Big Deal. But you see boys and girls I bet most of you have no clue who this wonderful human being and author is. See I told you that you didn’t know him. So let me just sit you down and introduce you to the boy. Starting with a bit of history. That history goes all the way back to the Horror Films Halloween. You know the ones with all the numbers behind them – the ones that starred Michael Myers. Yeah, that one. Okay now I have your attention. Nicholas was the person behind Michael Myers- he was the one who made Myers famous. That’s right behind every successful person is someone who makes them famous. Nicholas is that person.   Yes indeed the one and only. This same wonderful person has continued with his love of horror and things that go bump in the night by setting up his own publishing house. Yes, it gets even better. He publishes some of the best horror authors around.  He has also written some of the best horror around right up there with the Stephen Kings of this world http://www.amazon.com/dp/0984213635 Nick   The Everborn is just one of his many horror goodies. Nick also have his own website and bookstore filled with things that go bump in the night. I know you all are just dying to get your bloody little hands on them  http://www.downwarden.com/ and just when you thought it couldn’t get any better he is on facebook and loves getting new friends https://www.facebook.com/nicholas.grabowsky Now all that isn’t even the best part he and a few of his evil minions have just put together a book to beat all horror books. He has put together an anthology filled with things to creep you out, to keep you up at night and to stop you from walking down dark alleys. Oh yes indeed- the master of horror has gathered his minions and put together an explosion of such horror that you will be thrilled to death to read. (did you like that play one words?) The book is Titled “Read Us or Die” – Sounds like a thrill ride to me. Now that you are well armed with an over load of information there is no need to NOT to hunt my friend down and buy his books, his authors books and tout his name all over the place. You won’t be sorry and you will be scared happy. I know that is an oxymoron but it works. Oh and as just as side note, Nick will be in my upcoming anthology for Halloween along with many more authors and writers. If we have enough we will be released two books and yes Nick’s story will be in both. So see there is not reason not to get on board with the Horror Train. It is coming and it coming for you!!!!!! Photo: READ US OR DIE! Our first anthology is available for pre-order, print-only (ebooks available soon)! SUPPORT OUR AUTHORS and take a look at how we're changing the world of horror fiction, in one strong voice! If you haven't read us, let us show you what you're missing! Special antho-exclusive story THE NIGHT SHUBS by the publisher, wrapped up in terrifying tales you'll remember for the rest of your lives! $20 bucks plus three ebooks of any other title by our authors, FREE! http://downwarden.com/blackbedsheetstore/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=634

August 15, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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