The Devil You Know…

I firmly believe in Murphy’s Law, and yet, occasionally…good things seem to happen to me. They say good things come in three’s, so let’s begin the countdown, shall we?

3) My novelette “Son of the Devil”, a unique dark historical fantasy retelling of Dracula, will be featuring in Fiction-Atlas Press‘ upcoming anti-hero anthology “The Devil You Know“! Due for release on the 30th of September, you can Pre-Order this exciting collection from Amazon, now!

2) My Short Read from Black Hare Press is currently also up for Pre-Order and will be releasing on August 31st! You can check out my Author Interview regarding this lovely publication to learn about the message behind the story, as well as a little about what else I have on the go. So far, I’ve had an excellent response from early readers of “Blood & Silk” who describe the Japanese setting, lore, and mythology as beautifully immersive!

1) And last, but certainly not least… “Harvest II“, which is volume 2 of “The Farmhouse Horror Duology” from Blood Song Books is releasing on Halloween! This grisly horror anthology features my flash fiction tale “Creep in the Cornfield“. Be sure to Pre-Order your copy, today. And if you haven’t already, I highly recommend purchasing “Harvest“, too!

Thank you so much for keeping up to date with my authorly adventures, and for subscribing to my blog. (If you haven’t, what are you waiting for?) If you purchase any of the books in which my stories feature, please take the moment to leave a review, and be sure to drop by my Reader Group: Zoey’s Zealots on Facebook for surprise Cover Reveals, ARC opportunities, and other exciting news!

May you feast upon the flesh of your enemies!
ZX

Shifter Mania Unleashed!

featured graphic editedIn case you hadn’t heard… Midsummer Night Shifts, a Limited Edition (eBook only) Summer Shifter Romance Collection, has released! This stunning anthology features my novelette “Blood & Memory“, which is a part of my The Nine Realms Saga world. If you love traditional gothic vampires, and paranormal romances set against a Victorian styled setting, then you’ll love my contribution to this exciting publication. I’d be over the moon if you’d consider ordering a copy!

Read the blurb to “Blood & Memory“, below:

Saved from True Death by the ancient and enigmatic vampyre, Prince Anton Drăculea, ever youthful Natália spends her days keeping house, educating herself, and caring for her father; and her nights cleaning mortal vermin from the streets of Ungaria.
The Watchman’s daughter has always wondered why the famed prince, with his blood ties to the Dökkálfar of Álfheim, chose to save her those seventeen years ago… A seemingly chance meeting with a vampyre lord, and an invitation to the prince’s Black Masquerade Ball may just lead to the answers her heart has been seeking.

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I hope the story excites you as much as it does me! So far the collection as a whole, and “Blood & Memory” have received some fantastic reviews on Amazon:

“An anthology packed with quality. I have to start by pointing out the tremendous value for money this anthology is. Its pages hold multiple novelettes of outstanding quality, and readers will find at least one story they’ll love and more than likely more.
I can honestly say I enjoyed every tale in Midsummer Night Shifts, though the stand outs were the stories from Zoey Xolton and Stacey Jaine McIntosh – thrilling, creative and written to an exacting standard.”
– David Green

“A moving work, all the tales are told with beautiful darkness mixed with romance. Every single tale told of romance in a way that presented darkness with such flowing eloquence, making for a write which gave the reader a very different perspective on the subjects within the pages.
Zoey Xolton’s ‘Blood and Memory’ has the elements of classic literature sounding like the likes of Charlotte Bronte, Mary Shelly and many others all mixed together with a different element which I cannot quite place.
All in all, a wonderfully written book, which was a sheer joy to read.”
– Stuart James Crossley

“A great collection of fantastic fiction. There is something for everyone.
Stand out for me was ‘Blood and Memory’ by Zoey Xolton. A rich world is the backdrop of story of soulmates and forever love. Beautiful!”
– Rainbow Abi

Purchase your copy of “Midsummer Night Shifts” NOW!

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May you feast upon the flesh of your enemies!
ZX

Hot Summer Reads!

I’m very excited to announce that I feature in not one, but two exceedingly beautiful limited edition eBook anthologies releasing in July! I’ve been insanely busy…and whilst it might be winter down here in the Southern Hemisphere, it’s bright and sunny summer time up in the Northern Hemisphere; so ease your winter blues with these fantastic reads! You won’t regret it.

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First up, we have “Of Fables & Fae” releasing on July 1st. Compiled by award winning author and anthologist, Pauline Creeden, this gorgeous anthology features my novelette “The Summer Queen“, which serves an an introduction to a future series of mine! (Isn’t the cover just so pretty?) Check out the blurb for the anthology…

The Fae can be tricky creatures. Some manipulate humans while others avoid them. Will you be fooled by the glamour and magic? With more than 700 pages of captivating fiction, you’ll be enchanted by fairy queens, surrounded by pixies, ride alongside creatures to lands unknown, and fear whether each new Fae you meet is friend or foe.

With stories from:
Bokerah Brumley
Anna Santos
Margo Bond Collins
Anthea Sharp
Samantha Coville
Majanka Verstraete
Kat Parrish
Zoey Xolton
Stacey Jaine McIntosh
Caroline A. Gill
Krystal Pena
and Pauline Creeden

Are you ready to get lost in the land of Faerie before your chance is lost forever? Then order this limited-edition collection of exclusive material from these USA Today and award-winning authors TODAY!

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And second, we have “Summer Night Shifts“, the second installment in USA Today Best Selling author and anthologist, Margo Bond CollinsSeasonal Shifter Romance Collection! My novelette “Blood & Memory” features within, and is one of many same-world stories I’ll be sharing via Limited Edition anthologies. Each one tells a tale from my main series, and gives you further insight into the characters, their relationships, and their pasts…

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Read on for the blurb, below…

Unleash the beast within!

Fall in love with shifters stalking through the moonlit heat of a summer night.
Join the hunt as these shifters slide through the shadows unseen, stalk their enemies, pursue their loves, and take down their prey.
Sink your teeth into 20+ stories of hot city streets, steamy tropical jungles, pack politics, and fated mates as the heroines and heroines embrace their inner animals.
Fans of Dannika Dark, Terry Bolryder, Celia Kyle, Eva Chase, and T.S. Joyce will love this sizzling collection of shifter tales!

Featuring the following authors:
May Dawson
Lacey Carter Andersen
Joanna Mazurkiewicz
Margo Bond Collins
Elvira Bathory
Jen Ponce
Lexi Ostrow
Krista Ames
Ashley Amy
Jasmine Cross
J. A. Cummings
Jocelyn Dex
Trinity Hanrahan
Imani L. Hawkins
Ivy Hearne
Meghyn King
Justine Kitay
Tracey H. Kitts
Cassie Leigh
Stacey Jaine McIntosh
Mandy Melanson
Niobe Marsh
Sharon Rose Mayes
Eve L. Mitchell
Kat Parrish
Krystal Pena
Eden Rose
Tricia Schneider
Salem Storm
KT Strange
R.L. Wilson
Zoey Xolton

Pre-Order your copy and find your summer shifter match, TODAY!

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I hope you’ll support myself, and all the authors involved in these incredible collections by picking up your copies ASAP! For just 99c each on Pre-Order, how can you go wrong? There are a great variety of voices, genres, and types of fae, and shifters to enjoy… You may just find a new author, or three, whose tales really speak to you!

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May you feast upon the flesh of your enemies!
ZX

 

Lockdown Madness

I missed April’s monthly blog! (I haven’t missed a post in ages, so it’s irking my OCD! Argh.) The reason I missed it is because I’ve been incredibly busy! I feel like one of those late 80’s – early 90’s cartoons, where a character gets slapped or hit in the face with a baseball bat…and their head just spins around, and around. So you could certainly say I feel overwhelmed, and the toll on my mental health has been high…but I’ve achieved a lot! Continue reading “Lockdown Madness”