Archive for the Imaginarium Category

Spotlight On Tommy B. Smith #Imaginarium

Posted in Armand Rosamilia, authors, fiction, guest blog, Imaginarium, interview, Spotlight On on September 10, 2014 by Armand Rosamilia

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Tommy B. Smith.

 

How did you get involved in the upcoming Imaginarium convention?

News of the convention has been springing up in a variety of places for some time now. The word first came to me through some of my fellow creators. I stepped aboard shortly after.

 

What is your latest release and what genre is it?

Pieces of Chaos. It’s a collection of my dark fiction, short stories new and old that are the signature of what I do.

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Quick description of it.

Fragments of glass, metal, bone, ice, dreams, visions, and lives present themselves through fourteen stories of the cosmic, the psychological, the human, and the inhuman.

 

Something unique about it.

Three of the stories in Pieces of Chaos are currently being adapted to film by Station 8 Productions, an independent film company in Memphis, TN.

 

Links for people to buy it.

http://www.amazon.com/Pieces-Chaos-Tommy-B-Smith-ebook/dp/B00H3RAE7M/ref=sr_1_1_title_1_kin?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1407045248&sr=1-1&keywords=pieces+of+chaos+tommy+b.+smith

 

Your promo links.

http://www.tommybsmith.com

http://www.facebook.com/authortommybsmith

 

Your short Bio.

Tommy B. Smith is a writer of dark fiction and the author of Poisonous, Pieces of Chaos, and numerous short stories over the years. His presence currently infests Fort Smith, Arkansas, where he resides with his wife and cats.

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“Imaginarium is an entire convention centered on creative writing taking place September 19-21 in Louisville KY, featuring over 140 panels and workshops organized into 12 categories.  Over 130 professional guests will be featured in the programming, covering all aspects of creative writing in the worlds of books, eBooks, screenplays, comics/graphic novels, and even game design.  All of it is set within a fun, convention atmosphere that includes activities like a Masquerade, gaming room, film festival, and more.  Please visit www.entertheimaginarium.com for further information.”

Spotlight On Marian Allen #Imaginarium

Posted in Armand Rosamilia, authors, fiction, Imaginarium, interview, Spotlight On on September 10, 2014 by Armand Rosamilia

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Marian Allen

 

How did you get involved in the upcoming Imaginarium convention?

Stephen Zimmer said, “Let me know if you’d be interested in this project I’m thinking about,” and I said, “Whatever it is, I’m interested.”

 

What is your latest release and what genre is it?

SIDESHOW IN THE CENTER RING is a science fiction comedy of bad manners.

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Quick description of it.

A holovision comedy star is determined to become part of an exclusive social group to prove to herself she’s “made it” but, when she accompanies them to a planet where slavery is legal, she has to decide who she really is and who she really wants to be. Plus: slapstick.

 

Something unique about it.

Cannibals and wiseassery

 

Links for people to buy it.

Buy from Amazon in print: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1940938147/
Buy for Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Sideshow-Center-Ring-Marian-Allen-ebook/dp/B00HPAXCBW/
Buy from Barnes and Noble in print: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/sideshow-in-the-center-ring-marian-allen/1118054574?ean=9781940938141

 

Your promo links.

Marian Allen, Author Lady: http://MarianAllen.com

 

Your short Bio.

Marian Allen was born in Louisville, Kentucky and now lives in rural Indiana. For as long as she can remember, she has loved telling and being told stories. She writes science fiction, fantasy, mystery, humor, horror, mainstream, and anything else she can wrestle into fixed form.

Allen has had stories in on-line and print publications, on coffee cans and the wall of an Indian restaurant in Louisville, Kentucky. Her latest books are the SAGE fantasy trilogy and the science fiction novel SIDESHOW IN THE CENTER RING from Three Fates Press.

She has pages on FaceBook, Twitter, GoodReads, Google+ and LinkedIn and she posts at the group blog Fatal Foodies on Tuesdays and monthly on The Write Type.

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“Imaginarium is an entire convention centered on creative writing taking place September 19-21 in Louisville KY, featuring over 140 panels and workshops organized into 12 categories.  Over 130 professional guests will be featured in the programming, covering all aspects of creative writing in the worlds of books, eBooks, screenplays, comics/graphic novels, and even game design.  All of it is set within a fun, convention atmosphere that includes activities like a Masquerade, gaming room, film festival, and more.  Please visit www.entertheimaginarium.com for further information.”

Spotlight On Selah Janel #Imaginarium

Posted in Armand Rosamilia, authors, fiction, Imaginarium, interview, Spotlight On on September 9, 2014 by Armand Rosamilia

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Selah Janel

 

How did you get involved in the upcoming Imaginarium convention?

My new series is published through Seventh Star Press, and I happened to be sitting next to Stephen Zimmer as he was conceiving the idea. I wanted in immediately.

 

What is your latest release and what genre is it?

My latest release is Olde School, which is book one of my new series, The Kingdom City Chronicles. It’s technically cross-genre, because I’m apparently not allowed to claim it as All the Genres.

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Quick description of it.

Olde School is a blend of fantasy, obscure fairy tales, horror, paranormal, and humor. Paddlelump Stonemonger just wants to run his bridge business, yet between his maid who is more than she seems and the Kingdom City politicians who want his land for the city, that’s not likely to happen. And then the assassination attempts start, he befriends a strange bird, and discovers that magic may not be the old wives tale everyone thinks it is.

 

Something unique about it.

Although Kingdom City is set in a fantasy world, it is a modern fantasy world so trolls use laptops and run businesses, princesses try online dating now that princes are more interested in CEOs and doctors, goblins make the best lawyers, and the teens flock to see the latest horror franchises like The Tithe and Rumplestiltskin: The Curse Reborn. Also, if you’ve ever wanted to see what Lovecraft-style horror is like when put through a fairy tale filter, this is definitely your chance to see my lunacy at work.

 

Links for people to buy it.

Kindle       Amazon Paperback     Nook    B&N Paperback     Kobo

 

Your promo links.

Facebook Page Twitter | Amazon Author Page | Goodreads Author Page

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Your short Bio.

Selah Janel has been blessed with a giant imagination since she was little and convinced that fairies lived in the nearby state park or vampires hid in the abandoned barns outside of town. The many people around her that supported her love of reading and curiosity probably made it worse. Her e-books The Other Man, Holly and Ivy, and Mooner are published through Mocha Memoirs Press. Lost in the Shadows, a collection of short stories celebrating the edges of ideas and the spaces between genres was co-written with S.H. Roddey. Her work has also been included in The MacGuffin, The Realm Beyond, Stories for Children Magazine, The Big Bad: an Anthology of Evil, The Grotesquerie, and Thunder on the Battlefield. Olde School is the first book in her new series, The Kingdom City Chronicles, and is published through Seventh Star Press. She likes her music to rock, her vampires lethal, her fairies to play mind games, and her princesses to hold their own.

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“Imaginarium is an entire convention centered on creative writing taking place September 19-21 in Louisville KY, featuring over 140 panels and workshops organized into 12 categories.  Over 130 professional guests will be featured in the programming, covering all aspects of creative writing in the worlds of books, eBooks, screenplays, comics/graphic novels, and even game design.  All of it is set within a fun, convention atmosphere that includes activities like a Masquerade, gaming room, film festival, and more.  Please visit www.entertheimaginarium.com for further information.”

 

Spotlight On Pamela Turner #Imaginarium

Posted in Armand Rosamilia, authors, fiction, Imaginarium, interview, Spotlight On on September 9, 2014 by Armand Rosamilia

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Pamela Turner

 

How did you get involved in the upcoming Imaginarium convention?

I met Stephen Zimmer through two Sisters in Crime members, and became involved with the Fandom Fest Literary Track, which led to Imaginarium.

 

What is your latest release and what genre is it?

The Ripper’s Daughter – paranormal historical mystery

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Quick description of it.

A former detective inspector turned vampire must stop Jack the Ripper and his homicidal daughter before a friend is murdered and a forbidden love revealed.

 

Something unique about it.

Features a vampire who needs to have his vampiric partner drink his blood or he’ll die. 

 

Links for people to buy it.

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

BlackWyrm Publishing

 

Your promo links.

Haunted Dreams, Dark Destinies (Author Site)

Darkling Delights (Blog)

Twitter: @PamelaTurner

FaceBook Author Page

Pinterest

 

Your short Bio.

Pamela Turner drinks too much coffee, and wishes she could write perfect first drafts. Influenced by shows like Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Thriller, and Twilight Zone, she writes paranormal suspense. Publications include the short novels Death Sword, a finalist in the Chanticleer Book Reviews’ Blue Ribbon Paranormal Awards 2013, Exterminating Angel (both from Lyrical Press), and The Ripper’s Daughter (BlackWyrm Publishing). She’s published the following short stories: “It’s in Your Blood” (Bites – Ten Tales of Vampires), “Family Heirloom” (Scared – Ten Tales of Horror), “The May Lady Vanishes” (Beltane – Ten Tales of Witchcraft), “Obsession” (Spells – Ten Tales of Magic), and “The Murder Window” (Dragons – Ten Tales of Fiery Beasts). Her short, dark suspense story, “Family Tradition” (MuseItUp Publishing), was a finalist in the EPIC 2014 EBook Awards, and her short screenplay “Cemetery” placed second in The Writers Place Short/Teleplay screenplay competition. She’s a member of RWA, Sisters in Crime, EPIC, and a supporting member of HWA. Besides coffee, she likes cats, cemeteries, and old abandoned buildings. You can find her at http://pamelaturner.net    

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“Imaginarium is an entire convention centered on creative writing taking place September 19-21 in Louisville KY, featuring over 140 panels and workshops organized into 12 categories.  Over 130 professional guests will be featured in the programming, covering all aspects of creative writing in the worlds of books, eBooks, screenplays, comics/graphic novels, and even game design.  All of it is set within a fun, convention atmosphere that includes activities like a Masquerade, gaming room, film festival, and more.  Please visit www.entertheimaginarium.com for further information.”

 

Spotlight On Scott M. Sandridge #Imaginarium

Posted in Armand Rosamilia, authors, fiction, guest blog, horror, Imaginarium, interview, Spotlight On on September 9, 2014 by Armand Rosamilia

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Scott M. Sandridge

 

How did you get involved in the upcoming Imaginarium convention?

I first learned about it last year when Stephen Zimmer first told me about the idea of having a convention centered toward writers. I was so excited I had to participate.

 

What is your latest release and what genre is it?

Three anthologies from Seventh Star Press were released in February this year, edited by me: A Chimerical World: Tales of the Seelie Court, A Chimerical World: Tales of the Unseelie Court, and Hero’s Best Friend: An Anthology of Animal Companions. The stories within each span many genres, but are primarily of the Fantasy variety; although, there’s also quite a bit of Horror contained in Unseelie.

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I also have a short story in a vampire-themed anthology ebook from Neophyte Press, edited by Ty Schwamberger and Adam Lewis, titled Re-Vamped: Blood Lust Revenge.  That’s all Horror. Oh yeah, nice, sexy, and bloody Horror. 😉

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Quick description of it.

The Seelie and Unseelie books are all short stories about faeries (from the two main Courts), and very few of them are as sweet as Tinkerbell. But they’re also not all bad faeries…mostly. Hero’s Best Friend: an Anthology of Animal Companions involve stories where the animal companions of the heroes get the spotlight they deserve. And Re-Vamped is about vampires, specifically female vampires.

 

Something unique about it.

Me. 😉

 

Links for people to buy it.

A Chimerical World: Tales of the Seelie Court: http://www.amazon.com/Chimerical-World-Tales-Seelie-Court-ebook/dp/B00IAHTMAO/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1407014712&sr=1-1&keywords=a+chimerical+world

 

A Chimerical World: Tales of the Unseelie Court: http://www.amazon.com/Chimerical-World-Tales-Unseelie-Court-ebook/dp/B00IAHTVSC/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1407014712&sr=1-2&keywords=a+chimerical+world

 

Hero’s Best Friend: An Anthology of Animal Companions: http://www.amazon.com/Heros-Best-Friend-Anthology-Companions-ebook/dp/B00IAHEI1W/ref=la_B00JPSIV3Q_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1407014863&sr=1-4

 

Re-Vamped: Blood Lust Revenge: http://www.amazon.com/Re-Vamped-Blood-Revenge-Ty-Schwamberger-ebook/dp/B00JXRCP36/ref=la_B00JPSIV3Q_1_12?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1407014863&sr=1-12

 

Your promo links.

 

A Work in Progress/SpecMusicMuse (Blog): http://smsand.wordpress.com

My Facebook author page: http://www.facebook.com/smsandwrites

Twitter: @scottmsandridge

 

Your short Bio.

Scott M. Sandridge is a writer, editor, and reviewer. He’s published almost thirty short stories and over sixty reviews, and is currently an anthology editor for Seventh Star Press.

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“Imaginarium is an entire convention centered on creative writing taking place September 19-21 in Louisville KY, featuring over 140 panels and workshops organized into 12 categories.  Over 130 professional guests will be featured in the programming, covering all aspects of creative writing in the worlds of books, eBooks, screenplays, comics/graphic novels, and even game design.  All of it is set within a fun, convention atmosphere that includes activities like a Masquerade, gaming room, film festival, and more.  Please visit www.entertheimaginarium.com for further information.”

Spotlight On Kathryn Sullivan #Imaginarium

Posted in Armand Rosamilia, authors, fiction, guest blog, Imaginarium, interview, Spotlight On on September 9, 2014 by Armand Rosamilia

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Kathryn Sullivan

 

How did you get involved in the upcoming Imaginarium convention?

I’ve been a panelist at some of the Fandom Fests in the past, and Stephen Zimmer invited me to his new event.

 

What is your latest release and what genre is it?

“Search and Rescue” is a fantasy short story.

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Quick description of it.

Wildlife rescuer Meg finds an odd baby in the forest during a thunderstorm. She fights to keep it alive, not knowing that its parents are searching across worlds for their baby and the thief that stole their child.

 

Something unique about it.

Some of my books have characters from this world stumble into magical worlds through portals. This time the story focuses on a character from this world dealing with what comes through a portal.

 

Links for people to buy it.

Amber Quill Press http://www.amberquill.com/store/p/2017-Search-And-Rescue.aspx

It will be available soon via Amazon’s Kindle store and B&N’s Nook store.

 

Your promo links.

Website: http://kathrynsullivan.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kathryn.sullivan

Facebook author page: https://www.facebook.com/KathrynSullivan.author

Google+: plus.google.com/101057924214285979426

 

Your short Bio.

Kathryn Sullivan is the author of the award-winning young adult fantasies The Crystal Throne, Agents & Adepts, and Talking to Trees. Her Doctor Who-related works include the essay, “The Fanzine Factor”, in the Hugo winning Chicks Dig Time Lords and a review in Outside In: 160 New Perspectives on 160 Doctor Who stories by 160 writers. Her recent works are short stories “Search and Rescue” and “The Oracle of Cilens” (amberquill.com and Amazon) as well as “The Taste of Treasure” in the steampunk anthology Clockwork Spells and Magical Bells and “The Theft of the Royal Jewels” in the pirate anthology A Tall Ship, A Star and Plunder. Any birdlike beings in her stories only slightly resemble her cockatoo owner. Kathryn lives in Winona, MN, where the river bluffs along the Mississippi River double as cliffsides on alien planets or the deep mysterious forests in a magical world.  http://kathrynsullivan.com

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“Imaginarium is an entire convention centered on creative writing taking place September 19-21 in Louisville KY, featuring over 140 panels and workshops organized into 12 categories.  Over 130 professional guests will be featured in the programming, covering all aspects of creative writing in the worlds of books, eBooks, screenplays, comics/graphic novels, and even game design.  All of it is set within a fun, convention atmosphere that includes activities like a Masquerade, gaming room, film festival, and more.  Please visit www.entertheimaginarium.com for further information.”

 

Spotlight On Brian Dobbins #Imaginarium

Posted in Armand Rosamilia, authors, fiction, guest blog, Imaginarium, interview, Spotlight On on September 9, 2014 by Armand Rosamilia

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Brian Dobbins

 

How did you get involved in the upcoming Imaginarium convention?

Through Post Mortem Press

 

What is your latest release and what genre is it?

Witch’s Cartel: Book 2 of The Jasmine & Sam Chronicles. Fantasy/witchcraft/detective

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Quick description of it.

Sam Melody is a private detective who is trying to locate a missing girl with the help of his wife Jasmine, who is a witch. He soon discovers the girl has been abducted by the Diaz Cartel, which is headed by witch Arturo Diaz and is part of a sex slave trafficking empire.

 

Something unique about it.

It combines witches, detectives, elements of both urban fantasy and noir, and explores the very real and ugly world of sex slave trafficking.

 

Links for people to buy it.

http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B006V2G3C0#

 

Your promo links.

http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B006V2G3C0#

https://www.facebook.com/briandobbinswrites?ref=bookmarks

https://twitter.com/BrianEDobbins

http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1509379.Brian_Dobbins

 

Your short Bio.

Brian Dobbins has had a wide variety of experiences, from stock boy to bartender, artist and writer to videographer, graphic designer to bouncer to salesman to factory worker to restaurant manager to… so on. He attempts to draw on this varied background to spin tales of strong characters in unusual situations. He has written everything from comic books to magazine articles to short stories to novels. He currently has three novels out: Jasmine’s Tale: Darkness and Light and the sequel, Witch’s Cartel (Books 1 and 2 of The Jasmine & Sam Chronicles) and Corryville. Book 3 of The Jasmine & Sam Chronicles and the sequel to Corryville are now in progress.

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“Imaginarium is an entire convention centered on creative writing taking place September 19-21 in Louisville KY, featuring over 140 panels and workshops organized into 12 categories.  Over 130 professional guests will be featured in the programming, covering all aspects of creative writing in the worlds of books, eBooks, screenplays, comics/graphic novels, and even game design.  All of it is set within a fun, convention atmosphere that includes activities like a Masquerade, gaming room, film festival, and more.  Please visit www.entertheimaginarium.com for further information.”

Spotlight On Brent Abell #Imaginarium

Posted in Armand Rosamilia, authors, fiction, guest blog, horror, Imaginarium, interview, Spotlight On on September 8, 2014 by Armand Rosamilia

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Brent Abell

 

How did you get involved in the upcoming Imaginarium convention?

– I began seeing posts from authors who were going to be appearing at Imaginarium and it sounded like a great con to support.  The other factor in wanting to become involved was the location being about an hour and a half from where I live.  Great guests and close?  I’m in.  I also have been looking to branch out and attend more cons as my work starts to get out there in the public more and more.  Throw it all together and I couldn’t resist jumping on-board.

 

What is your latest release and what genre is it?

– My first story collection, Wicked Tales for Wicked People, has just been released.  It is a collection of dark fiction that collects some of my older and hard to get work with a few new stories to spice things up.

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Quick description of it.

– The moon hangs full and bright in the night sky above.  Below, the people scurry in their own worlds ignoring the shadows around them.  Something lurks in those shadows, a wickedness hiding in each person’s heart.  What are their stories?  How deep does the wickedness go in those walking around in the day and the night?  Collected here are 18 wicked tales that examines how wicked people are and how when we are confronting our darkest fears, we can find our greatest hope.

This volume brings Brent Abell’s dark fiction together for the first time in one tome.  What will you find when you look into your heart?  Beware and lock your doors, the wicked ones are coming for you…

 

Something unique about it.

     – The collection is really a journey into my work.  When I started out, I had no idea what I wanted to do or how I wanted to go about it.  Three years later, the journey I embarked on has been a learning experience and I hope the pieces selected for the book illustrates the growth in the work.

 

Links for people to buy it.

     – For your Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Wicked-Tales-People-Brent-Abell-ebook/dp/B00N2D7172/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1409184929&sr=8-3&keywords=brent+abell

 

     -and in print for those paper lovers out there: https://www.createspace.com/4956418

 

Your promo links.

     – Website: http://brentabell.wordpress.com

     – Twitter: @BrentTAbell

     – Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Our-Darkest-Fears-The-Fiction-of-Brent-Abell/342998632379521

 

Your short Bio.

     – Brent Abell resides in Southern Indiana with his wife, sons, and a pug who is worshiped as a minor deity in some religions.  His work has been featured in multiple anthologies and eZines.  His first novella, In Memoriam, was released in 2013 and in 2014 a collection of his short fiction was released.  He is currently working on his next novel, novella, and trying to get through the heap of story ideas floating around on his desk.  If one should ever come across him in the wild; he loves cigars, rum, and beer.

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“Imaginarium is an entire convention centered on creative writing taking place September 19-21 in Louisville KY, featuring over 140 panels and workshops organized into 12 categories.  Over 130 professional guests will be featured in the programming, covering all aspects of creative writing in the worlds of books, eBooks, screenplays, comics/graphic novels, and even game design.  All of it is set within a fun, convention atmosphere that includes activities like a Masquerade, gaming room, film festival, and more.  Please visit www.entertheimaginarium.com for further information.”

Spotlight On Armand Rosamilia #Imaginarium

Posted in Armand Rosamilia, authors, Chelsea Avenue, fiction, horror, Imaginarium, interview, Spotlight On with tags , , , , , on September 8, 2014 by Armand Rosamilia

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Armand Rosamilia

 

How did you get involved in the upcoming Imaginarium convention?

Stephen Zimmer begged me to be there. He sent me fruit baskets and a briefcase filled with cash as well as the promise of pound bags of M&M’s (one plain and one peanut). How could I not go? Poor boy would be crushed.

 

What is your latest release and what genre is it?

Chelsea Avenue from Ragnarok Publications. It is a traditional horror novel with some paranormal elements.

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Quick description of it.

“I don’t come across books like Rosamilia’s CHELSEA AVENUE often. Infused with the dreamlike quality of memory, Rosamilia here fulfills the full measure of the promise I first saw in his DYING DAYS series. Beautifully dark, this book held me entranced. I couldn’t get enough!” -Joe McKinney, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of DOG DAYS and PLAGUE OF THE UNDEAD 

Some things never stop until the deed is done. 

On July 8th 1987, in Long Branch, New Jersey, The Haunted House Pier and Murphy’s Law club fires destroyed not only local landmarks, but everything Manny Santiago found dear. 

And it isn’t over. 

The entity responsible for killing Manny’s family and wreaking devastation in the small seaside community has reappeared. Again. And is growing in power. 

Now every July 8th it returns, and this time survivors of the fires, including Manny, are being led back to the now-vacant lot on Chelsea Avenue, where the entity intends to finish what it started in 1987 once and for all.

 

Something unique about it.

Despite having 125+ releases to date, this is my very first full-length novel release. I’m quite excited about it.

 

Links for people to buy it.

http://www.amazon.com/Chelsea-Avenue-Armand-Rosamilia-ebook/dp/B00N740DHG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1409951343&sr=8-1&keywords=chelsea+avenue

 

Your promo links.

http://armandrosamilia.com

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/ArmandAuthor

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/armand.rosamilia

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/armand-rosamilia/11/853/791

 

Your short Bio.

Armand Rosamilia is a New Jersey boy currently living in sunny Florida, where he writes when he’s not sleeping.

He’s written over 100 stories that are currently available, including a few different series:

“Dying Days” extreme zombie series
“Keyport Cthulhu” horror series
“Flagler Beach Fiction Series” contemporary fiction
“Metal Queens” non-fiction music series

he also loves to talk in third person… because he’s really that cool. He’s a proud Active member of HWA as well. 

You can find him at http://armandrosamilia.com for not only his latest releases but interviews and guest posts with other authors he likes!

and e-mail him to talk about zombies, baseball and Metal: 

armandrosamilia@gmail.com

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“Imaginarium is an entire convention centered on creative writing taking place September 19-21 in Louisville KY, featuring over 140 panels and workshops organized into 12 categories.  Over 130 professional guests will be featured in the programming, covering all aspects of creative writing in the worlds of books, eBooks, screenplays, comics/graphic novels, and even game design.  All of it is set within a fun, convention atmosphere that includes activities like a Masquerade, gaming room, film festival, and more.  Please visit www.entertheimaginarium.com for further information.”

Spotlight On Jerry E. Benns #Imaginarium

Posted in anthology, Armand Rosamilia, authors, dying days, fiction, guest blog, horror, Imaginarium, interview, Spotlight On with tags , , , on September 8, 2014 by Armand Rosamilia

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Jerry E. Benns

 

How did you get involved in the upcoming Imaginarium convention?

I first heard of Imaginarium when I met Stephen Zimmer at MidSouth Con. The excitement he shared for the event was contagious and I wanted to be involved.

 

What is your latest release and what genre is it?

The latest release is State of Horror: New Jersey and State of Horror: Illinois.

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Quick description of it:

State of Horror Anthologies are a series of books which feature stories based in and capturing the feel of the state in which it is names. Both anthologies feature 13 tales of horror.. These are the first two of 50 books planned for the series.

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Something unique about it:

State of Horror anthology series was originally created by author Armand Rosamilia and was relaunched after acquisition by Charon Coin Press. Each of the nine previously books will be updated and new stories added. This relaunch is flagship anthology for Charon Coin Press.

 

Links for people to buy it:

The books are currently available in print at Amazon. Available in eBook format for all major online distributors. The Amazon link for State of Horror: New Jersey is http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00N15TPEI and for State of Horror: Illinois is http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00N07ZIAW

 

Your promo links:

http://www.charoncoinpress.com

  

Your short Bio:

Jerry Benns started writing when he was quite young. However, he began seriously writing in 2010 by launching his blog, TripThroughMyMind.com. Since then, he has expanded the site to include interviews with authors, book reviews, and sections to encourage building the writing community. Jerry’s deep-seeded enjoyment of reading and writing now has him embarking on the exciting journey of publishing by launching Charon Coin Press.

In 2014, after becoming the editor for the State of Horror anthology series, Jerry pursued the opportunity to purchase the series, and others, in order to release them under his new publishing company, Charon Coin Press. Jerry brings his experience from his previous marketing/branding company, as well 15 years of experience as a networker and project manager to Charon Coin Press.

Jerry continues to write short stories for a collection to be released later in 2014. He is also currently working on the first novel in his urban fantasy fiction series to be released in 2015.

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“Imaginarium is an entire convention centered on creative writing taking place September 19-21 in Louisville KY, featuring over 140 panels and workshops organized into 12 categories.  Over 130 professional guests will be featured in the programming, covering all aspects of creative writing in the worlds of books, eBooks, screenplays, comics/graphic novels, and even game design.  All of it is set within a fun, convention atmosphere that includes activities like a Masquerade, gaming room, film festival, and more.  Please visit www.entertheimaginarium.com for further information.”

Spotlight On Jettie Necole #Imaginarium

Posted in Armand Rosamilia, authors, fiction, guest blog, Imaginarium, interview, Spotlight On on September 7, 2014 by Armand Rosamilia

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Jettie Necole

 

How did you get involved in the upcoming Imaginarium convention?

I heard about Imaginarium from another guest author and was excited to see such a great event being orchestrated in Louisville. I had to jump on.

 

What is your latest release and what genre is it?

My latest release is Ruby-Tree of Blood. It is a New Adult Paranormal Romance.

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Quick description of it.

A historical romance begins to blossom around Lady Ruby Waterfield, but family secrets and unpredictable suitors expose a world of supernatural creatures—ancient enemies bound by war: vampires and warlocks.

Set in 1811 England, Ruby finally attends her first London Season at the age of eighteen. After departing from her safe, secluded childhood in the country, she quickly discovers that taking her rightful place among the aristocracy is the least of her worries after she becomes the target of a vindictive vampire. Determined to learn the truth about her family bloodlines, this clever debutante must navigate her pursuit while two gentlemen—one, her loyal best friend; the other, a mysteriously handsome stranger—grow increasingly tied to her future. From the dark alleys of Covent Garden to the lavish balls of the high society ton, clandestine agendas leave Ruby’s heart exposed to a dangerous new world of mystery, magic, and love.

 

Something unique about it.

Ruby unites the seductive and sinister actions of the supernatural with the allure and elegance of a Regency romance.

I’ve always had a love for historical romances and dark vengeful vampires. Deciding to mesh the two genres together, I created Ruby. It is unique in that it does not follow a formula. Adding suspense and action in a tale underlined with romance, this story is the first novel in the Tree of Blood series that takes root in exposing the origins of supernatural bloodlines.

 

Links for people to buy it.

Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Ruby-Tree-Blood-Jettie-Necole-ebook/dp/B00JLQDS8U

 

Barnes & Noble:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/ruby-jettie-necole/1119361926?ean=2940149549689

 

iTunes:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/ruby/id873208748?mt=11

 

Smashwords:

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/433454

 

Your promo links.

Website:

http://www.jettienecole.com

Facebook: Fan Page

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Author-Jettie-Necole/360460554032825?fref=nf

Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Jettie-Necole/e/B00ATFITEU

Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6862130.Jettie_Necole

twitter:

@jettienecole

 

Your short Bio.

 

Jettie Necole is the author of the new adult novels, The Vault and Ruby.

She has created two new series—A dystopian society forced underground and a paranormal war among ancient enemies. Both have characters forced into new and unusual situations. Although survival is always key, the search for love is never far away.

Born and raised in Kentucky, she spent most of her time daydreaming, taking photos, shooting movies, reading and watching Star Trek and Highlander. Having a passion for the art of storytelling and the dynamics of film production, she earned a bachelor’s degree in Film & Television from the University of Texas at Austin, during which she wrote, directed, and edited her own films. After graduation she moved to Los Angeles where she worked in the Film and Television industry. Currently she lives in Louisville, Kentucky with her husband and their fluffy Goldendoodle named Oliver.

When she’s not writing she loves reading and watching anything with romance, action, sci-fi and horror.

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“Imaginarium is an entire convention centered on creative writing taking place September 19-21 in Louisville KY, featuring over 140 panels and workshops organized into 12 categories.  Over 130 professional guests will be featured in the programming, covering all aspects of creative writing in the worlds of books, eBooks, screenplays, comics/graphic novels, and even game design.  All of it is set within a fun, convention atmosphere that includes activities like a Masquerade, gaming room, film festival, and more.  Please visit www.entertheimaginarium.com for further information.”

Spotlight On Terri-Lynne Smiles #Imaginarium

Posted in Armand Rosamilia, authors, fiction, guest blog, Imaginarium, interview, Spotlight On on September 5, 2014 by Armand Rosamilia

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Terri-Lynne Smiles

Yes, “Smiles” really is my last name, not a pseudonym. Not only that, I willingly took the name when I got married. I figured no one would forget it, and I was right!

 

How did you get involved in the upcoming Imaginarium convention?

Fellow author, Michael Williams recommended it, as did Frank Hall from That Book Place in Madison, Indiana. With people of that caliber recommending it, I had to get involved.

 

What is your latest release and what genre is it?

Choices, the second book in the Rothston Series was released last fall with Origins, the third book in the series coming out later this year. These are “an adventurous twist of genre” per the Midwest Book Review. I call them science fantasy. They’re fast-paced romps that leave the reader with something to think about in the end.

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Quick description of it.

The Rothston Series centers on adepts – individuals who can covertly change the decisions others are making. They’ve organized themselves for the good of humankind, intervening in our affairs when necessary to save us from disastrous consequences. For example, they secretly stopped the Cuban Missile Crisis from becoming a nuclear war in the ‘60’s. But pursuing what’s best isn’t always that clear and can have deadly consequences, as the protagonist, an idealistic college freshman discovers.

Books 1 and 2, Foreseen and Choices, are available now, with Origins coming out in a few months. I’m thrilled to say that Foreseen was a bestseller on Amazon for six weeks, with Origins holding that title for four weeks longer, so the series is definitely catching on!

 

Something unique about it.

The “supernatural” powers in the Rothston Series are not based on magic or fantasy creatures, but on the science of quantum mechanics, grounding the abilities of adepts in the real world. Similarly, real world issues – such as Congressional gridlock and massive Ponzi schemes are mentioned, giving the fantastical story are plausible feel (some say more realistic than the real world).

 

Links for people to buy it.

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Terri-Lynne-Smiles/e/B008J49DDE/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/c/terri-lynne-smiles

 

Your promo links.

Website: www.terrilynnesmiles.com

Facebook Author page: www.facebook.com/TerriLynneSmiles

Facebook Series page: www.facebook.com/pages/Foreseen-The-Rothston-Series

Twitter: @TLSmiles

 

Your short Bio.

The Midwest Book Review says Terri-Lynne Smiles has “a native talent for imaginative storytelling that her readers will find unfailingly enjoyable from beginning to end.” She prides herself on crafting novels filled with realistic characters, a heart-pounding pace, and a bit of a puzzle for both the reader and characters to chew on. Prior to becoming a full-time author, Terri-Lynne was recognized as a Best Lawyer in America, an Ohio Super Lawyer, and one of the Top 25 Female Attorneys in Ohio. When not writing, she and her husband spend their time playing with their mentally-challenged dog, drinking wine, and laughing at life’s little quirks. She is also supports the charitable community, including serving as board chair for the Ohio Association of Nonprofit Organizations.

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“Imaginarium is an entire convention centered on creative writing taking place September 19-21 in Louisville KY, featuring over 140 panels and workshops organized into 12 categories.  Over 130 professional guests will be featured in the programming, covering all aspects of creative writing in the worlds of books, eBooks, screenplays, comics/graphic novels, and even game design.  All of it is set within a fun, convention atmosphere that includes activities like a Masquerade, gaming room, film festival, and more.  Please visit www.entertheimaginarium.com for further information.”

 

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