Archives for the month of: February, 2021

Teagan Geneviene has published Journey 2 of Dead of Winter, and I can’t wait to carry on reading. Remember, it’s being published as a series of novelettes, so it’s ideal if you don’t have a lot of time. And it’s gripping!

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Wednesday, February 3, 2021 

February is here & so is the 2nd monthly installment

Dead of Winter: Journey 2, Penllyn

January 2021 actually began one good thing — monthly, serialized novelettes of an epic fantasy, “Dead of Winter.”  Journey 1, Forlorn Peak was released a month ago.

I actually wrote Dead of Winterten years ago, as a huge epic fantasy novel.  Late last year when I decided to edit it into a serial/series of novelettes, I did some posts explaining what held me back for a decade. 

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Some readers missed those posts, and asked about my use of “the Game of Thrones tagline.”  …I had been writing Dead of Winter for two years — all the while weaving the prophetic warning Winter is coming! throughout my 800+ page book.  If you want to know my reaction when suddenly a promo aired for Game of…

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Horror and vampire lovers, check this out!

Priscilla Bettis, Author

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It’s a new anthology, The Vampire Connoisseur, and I’M IN IT! OMGosh, I’m a published author! (Squeal!) I’ve read all 16 vampire stories. They’re all good, fun, enjoyable, and not your typical vampire tales. Yes, I have some faves:

“The Red Angel” by Lisa Hario because it’s kinda sweet, but it’s still a horror story.
“Poem of the Riverbank” by Gary Robbe because of the way the author achieved a sense of dread and because the prose felt so refined.
“Parasites: A Tale of Route 66” by B.J. Thrower because the ending was truly horror-filled but not in a fangs sort of way.

My story, “The Sun Sets Nonetheless,” is about a Midwestern man fighting off vampires. It was inspired by a wind gust that blew white petals off a flowering tree in our back yard. The image stuck with me, and I wrote a dark story around…

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Run over for this new Sue Vincent Rodeo Classic, an homage to a beloved writer, blogger, and wonderful person. Don’t miss it! And there’s a prize as well!

Carrot Ranch Literary Community

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Here at the Carrot Ranch, we take the business of 99-word literary art seriously. Those who participate in the Ranch prompts or yearly Rodeo saddle up to TUFF (The Ultimate Flash Fiction) it out and train new Rough Riders as we go. Now, the Ranch is hosting a new event to sharpen minds, welcome new hands, and celebrate one of our own the best way we know how: our first ever Rodeo Classic.

In this Rodeo Classic, we’re here to celebrate a stalwart center of many blogging corners, Sue Vincent. Sue has variously contributed to the community here at the Carrot Ranch, through communication with many other bloggers, and run her own famous #writephoto weekly blog prompt. You can (and should!) follow her on her blogs, The Daily Echo and the shared blog France & Vincent. She has inspired us to become better writers and shown…

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