Author Spotlight – Robert Lee Johnston

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20 Questions with Robert Lee Johnston

1. What made you decide to become an author?

I always wrote stuff, I love sentences and used to just play with words. I love a dictionary and also for some reason phrases always stuck in my head.

2. What is the hardest thing about writing for you?

Sacrificing every other part of my life and mind is the hardest, constantly analyzing.

3. Do you have any routines or superstitions that you go through whenever you write a book – Such as a specific room to write in, certain drink, same pen/pencil every time, specific music or noise? Release a book?

No, but i only get creative at around midnight.

4. Who is the one person in the writing profession who has inspired you the most?

I don’t know anyone in the profession, so, Greg Shilton, because he is not in the writing business is a big part of my writing business.

5. Which character is your favorite? Which character was the hardest to write? Why?

I love some of the women i wrote, and they are the hardest for me to write,,,, cos I’m a bloke.

6. Would you consider collaborating on a book with anyone else? If so…who?  Who would be your unicorn author to collaborate with?

No. I am to slow and am hard to write with and don’t play well with others.

7. Who is your favorite author…someone that you will buy their book even without thinking?

Henry Lawson

8. What is your best piece of advice for someone who wants to write or publish?

Write a lot.

9. If you could ask your readers 1 question and have them all answer…what would it be?

Did you tell ya mates how good I write?

10. What is your writing kryptonite?

Working ….

11. Do you plot out your book or do you write as you go?

I have to see the ending in my head then I’m fine.

12. Do you want each book or series to stand on its own or are you building a universe where all the books/series connect with each other? I dislike sequels and prefer to get my book fix in one hit.

13. If you could go back and give yourself one piece of advice related to writing what would it be?

Write better! Be normal! Hahahaha.

14. What is the biggest lesson you learned after you published your first book?

I learned that writing is the easy part.

15. What is a guilty pleasure?

Drums

16. Do you have a favorite vacation spot?

Amsterdam

17. What’s an Item on your bucket list?

The biggest item, success

18. Do you have a spirit animal?  If so, what is it?

No, I’m just me

19. What is your favorite holiday & why?

Any holiday is a good one, the best ones are with music and mates.

20. What’s your favorite Halloween candy?

I’m Australian and it really isn’t a thing here yet, but i love a Tim Tam.

Robert Lee Johnston 

Robert enjoys writing challenging, villainous characters and subjects. He loves the Australian humour, in good or poor taste, that is born from those places of darkness. It is his belief that the deeper, more painful the situation, the funnier and better Aussies become. 

Australia is a nation of fair fighters, with a proud sense of humour and humility. That combination is unique and rare and continues to inspire and supply him with many characters, brawlers, squealers, pelicans, cowards, galahs, absolute bloody champions and the down- trodden to choose from. 

Check out Robert’s Podcast Interviews: http://www.buzzsprout.com/182351 

Contact information: 

PO Box 181 Mirriwinni QLD 4871 

Email: tributerobertleejohnston@gmail.com 

United States Contact: 

Raven Canely PA/Management RavenCanely@gmail.com 

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Author Spotlight – Kasey Hill

 

The Haunting at Foxwood Village

by Kasey Hill

Are you ready for a terrifying haunt? A ghost story that will leave you questioning your own sanity? Get your copy of The Haunting at Foxwood Village! You won’t be disappointed!

Rated ages 9+

Juvenile Horror/Paranormal

Dark Moon Rising Publications Young Adult Reads Publication

 

When the Calhoun family moved from upstate New York to southern, rural Virginia, the only worries they had were whether to say you all or y’all to the locals. However, when their oldest daughter Izzie gets settled in, her life is turned upside down. She doesn’t know if the events are from intruders, paranormal activity, or if everything is all in her mind. She soon learns the dark secrets that has haunted the land century to century and finds herself racing the clock to unlock the mysteries of the house they moved to before the land claims their souls… or else they will be bound by their blood for eternity to walk between the veil of the living and dead.

 

Kindle US – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07JJP8YG3

Kindle UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07JJP8YG3

Kindle CA – https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07JJP8YG3

Paperback US – https://www.amazon.com/dp/1945987588

Paperback UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1945987588

Paperback purchases get you a free copy of the ebook on Amazon!

Barnes and Noble Paperback: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-haunting-at-foxwood-village-kasey-hill/1131701111

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/the-haunting-at-foxwood-village

 


 

 

Firefly of Immortality

By Kasey Hill

 

Dark Moon Rising Publications Young Adult Reads Publication

Sophie was raised to believe that she was an ordinary girl living in an ordinary world. However, after the passing of her grandmother, her entire world shattered to the ground. Sophie may have been born an ordinary girl, but her soul was as old as the dawn of time. She was an angel, and she alongside her twin flame, Incaendiel, held the key to bringing all of the fallen angels safely back to the light.

However, evil lurks where least expected, and the Jealous God of the Old Testament has waged a war against those who are seeking the light. Love, power, and vanity come together as we see the showdown between angel and fallen angel, God and Goddess, in arms fighting against one another. In the end, will love conquer and banish the evil God of Creation and return the light back to those that fell out of duty and love for their angelic family?

 

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Barnes and Noble Paperback: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/firefly-of-immortality-kasey-hill/1124327951?ean=9781945987113

 


 

 

The Wastelands of OZ – Return to Oz Book 1

By Isobel Ingram    

        Somewhere…down a wrong road…under the sea…across the desert…by earthquake, tornado, hurricane, and magick… exists the Land of Oz. But it’s not the same land you loved and dreamed of. A new and more powerful evil than that of the wicked witches has taken over Oz by the name of the Red Sorceress. Oz is in shambles, a barren wasteland. Dorothy is sick with stomach cancer, so it is up to her daughter, Maryjane, to help bring Oz back to life. Maryjane isn’t your average teenager in Kansas. She was blessed by the Elders of Oz with magickal powers as a thanks for the help her mother offered while living there. Glinda’s son, Charlie, and Maryjane are the heirs to the throne of Oz, while the Red Sorceress intends to steal it away for her and her apprentice. Maryjane and Charlie have battled for years over their feelings for each other and have grappled with the idea of punishment, for Maryjane is a mortal from the human world, and it is forbidden. However, the only way to defeat this new monster of evil is together, and they alone share the hidden powers to bring Oz back to life and return the wastelands back into the voluptuous land it once was.

 

Links

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Paperback – https://www.amazon.com/dp/1945987707/

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Check out the author’s page for more information.

 

Shivers by Emery LeeAnn New Release

 

NEW RELEASE
Shivers
Conjuring Chaos Book 2

By: Emery LeeAnn with special Guest Authors Donna Owens & Betsy Pfaller

Cover by: Just Write. Creations

Amazon:  mybook.to/GetShivers

Add: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43293065-shivers

Welcome to my world of darkness….except this time I brought friends –but they won’t help you see the light –they are as disturbed as I am.

Shivers is a unique collection of tales of twisted chaos for the demented mind.

Still wanna play? Enter at your own risk as we take you on a journey through our ravaged souls and give you a glimpse into our collection of horror.

The 13 Frights of Christmas by The Horror Authors Carnival New Release

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The 13 Frights of Christmas
Cover by Simply Defined Art

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Blurb:

The Horror Authors’ Carnival presents: The 13 Frights of Christmas

Christmas Won’t Be The Same This Year when you gather for A Christmas Eve Dinner at the Breeze Place. Are you brave enough to Press Play and bear witness to The Santa Exorcism? Attempt to escape through The Christmas Window before Santa’s Apprentice chooses you as the next victim of The Santa Baby Murders. Run through the winter cold and try not to get Frost Bitten knowing that Santa Clown is Coming For You. Be sure to be quiet and not make any noise because if you Jingle My Bells, you’ll attract the wrong kind of attention. Before the night is over will you have saved yourself from a Heathen’s Christmas or will you need to brave the dark again for another item on the Christmas Wish List?

* All proceeds from this anthology will go to The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust https://www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org/index.asp *

Virulent by Dani René & Yolanda Olson Cover Reveal

Virulent

Folie á Deux – Book One
by Dani René & Yolanda Olson
Publication Date: December 4, 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Dark Romance

We’ve always been different.
Normal is something that’s bored us from the moments we were spit into this world, screaming and crying, wondering why we were dispelled from the sanctity of the darkness we both crave.
I guess in a way, it’s made us stronger than we thought we were.
Especially now since we have each other.
I’d do anything for her and she would do anything for me.

Lie.
Cheat.
Steal.
Kill.

We were never meant to be together, but the universe has a way of taking two completely different disasters and putting them together to let destruction reign freely. Our story is born of violence, deceit, and mischief, but it’s one you won’t soon forget.

Welcome to the world according to Pike & Molly.

*Warning: This is an extremely dark, taboo story. There are numerous triggers throughout the story.

About Dani René

Dani is an international bestselling author and proud member of the Romance Writer’s Organization of South Africa (ROSA) and the Romance Writers of America (RWA).

A fan of dark romance that grabs you by the throat and doesn’t let go. It’s from this passion that her writing has evolved from sweet and romantic, to dark and delicious. It’s in this world she’s found her calling, growing from strength to strength and hitting her stride.

On a daily basis, she has a few hundred characters, storylines, and ideas floating around in her head. From the feisty heroines she delivers to the dark, dominant alphas that grace the pages of her books, she promises light in a world filled with danger and darkness.

She has a healthy addiction to reading, TV series, music, tattoos, chocolate, and ice cream.

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About Yolanda Olson

Yolanda Olson is an award winning and international bestselling author. Born and raised in Bridgeport, CT where she currently resides, she usually spends her time watching her favorite channel, Investigation Discovery. Occasionally, she takes a break to write books and test the limits of her mind. Also an avid horror movie fan, she likes to incorporate dark elements into the majority of her books.

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Solo Circus​ by T.S. Woolard

 

Blurb – 

From the Southern Tale Spinner, T.S. Woolard, comes 15 Creepy Tales of Horror and Dark Transgressive Fiction unlike anything you’ve ever lived through before. There are stories where clearly someone is stark raving mad—and before you’re through—it may well be you. Open the door and step into Woolard’s World—if you dare.—Dona Fox, award-winning author of “Taking Ink.”

 

Our Reviews – 

Betsy – 

Solo Circus is a collection of fifteen short stories that take the reader on a journey between past and present, real and extraordinary, hopeful and horrifying. From “The Savior” all the way through to “Ashley”, each story pulled me in even more than the last. The imagery in “The Savior” made me think, trying to decipher each element. In “Non-Compliant” I was almost imagining the story as one of my favorite television shows. “Before Hell” makes you wonder how two people brought up in the same home can turn out so differently. The final story in the collection, “Ashley”, was by far my favorite of the group. A story that shows the long-lasting effects of abuse made even more disturbing with the addition of creepy dolls. While it is horror it is the psychological aspects of the stories that are more disturbing than any gore contained in the pages. I can definitely see myself rereading and discovering elements I didn’t see the first time around.

The Grindhouse: Diablo Snuff 2 by Carver Pike

 

Blurb – 

Tobias, who writes under the pen name T.K. Tantrum, has received a special gift from his assistant. He’s going to an author retreat where he will get the chance to sit and write at the desk of his fallen idol, Melvin Morose, a sick and demented horror writer who hanged himself in the very room in which Tobias will be working. The Grand Georgina, the venue for the retreat, was once a stop on the Underground Railroad, but this hotel is much more than a haunted historical relic. It has become a sick and twisted playground for an evil, demonic company called Diablo Snuff. If you read book 1, you know how horrific Diablo Snuff is. Just wait ’til you read this one.

 

Our Reviews – 

Betsy – 

A fantastic story that keeps you on the edge of your seat until the end. In The Grindhouse, we follow writer T.K. Tantrum, aka Tobias, to a retreat held in an old estate turned hotel that is ground zero for some of the most horrific crimes. As soon as Tobias steps over the threshold he’s taken into a madhouse of sorts. Throughout the story, the reader is taken on a journey where you wonder what is real and what is his imagination. Could all of those things be real or are you sucked into the folklore of the setting? It’s not until the explosive ending where you see where all the madness lies.

Misti – 

A consistently eerie tale all the way to it’s smashing end!!!!

Just like any other book from this author he hits the ground running. Then the creepy and spine tingling action sucks you in right from the start.

Without giving anything away Tobias is an author who’s been given the opportunity to go to an author retreat and write at the very desk his favorite author use to write at. However, from the moment he gets to the grounds that he’s suppose to stay at he starts seeing strange things. He also meets up with Angelica and let’s just say they have lots of “fun” together. The longer he’s at this retreat though the more he knows something is WRONG. He’s not sure what but as he’s snooping he knows that if he doesn’t him and Angelica out of here now they will never leave.

The description of things throughout this book will put chills all over. This author gave me a story that will definitely be remembered for awhile.

Who would think when you go to an author retreat that you’d get a new career???

Dank by Emery LeeAnn

 

Blurb – 

**A short horror story**
Dank has only known pain and darkness his whole life. When one strong dose of radiation awakens his inner clown, the onslaught is chaos.
Get ready for this new brand of horror. You may find yourself rooting for the killer or you may not. Either way, enjoy the ride.

Our Reviews –

Misti – 

This is a short story that as you read it you find yourself rooting for Dank. He could be the guy everyone thinks he is it maybe he’s the one no one knows who they are and sometimes those are truly the ones you watch for.

 

Insanity by Ed Bar

 

Blurb – 

Warning: This book contains graphic descriptions of violence and disturbing imagery, and may trigger past traumatic events. Read at your own risk.

What if insanity wasn’t a condition? What if it was a consciousness? An uncaring entity that can infect the hearts and minds of anyone at anytime?

Insanity is a horror anthology of 13 interlocking, bone-chilling tales of innocent lives being claimed in the name of the eternal sentience of insanity. It feeds on terror, and it hungers for you. This is one book you will be too terrified to put down. Will you be safe? Can you escape the Insanity?

 

Our Reviews – 

Misti – 

This is probably the most horror book I’ve read in a very long time. It is an anthology however as one story ends it flows into another and when your done you realize how they are all linked together. From the first turn of the page until the last line you read the author takes you on his journey of Insanity. As horrific as some of the events were that happened there was definitely snark in there to break it up. I’m not sure which story i enjoyed the most. I definitely recommend to anyone that enjoys slasher books and some off the wall antics I’ve never seen before.

 

The Meaning of Hell by T.S. Woolard

 

 

Blurb – 

From The Southern Tale Spinner’s darkest side, courtroom scenes so vivid, so engrossing, at first you may forget you’re reading a story from the man who’s been to Hell himself, the transgressive terror T.S. Woolard–until the fists fly out of the page and grab you by the throat. Yes, this is Hell, and it’s going to get so much worse for Attorney John Rhaport. John represents an insane and guilty client, a man who committed heinous crimes–a giant who terrifies John and pulls him into Hell. Horrific scenes of violence will flow like ice water through your veins. Unexpected plot twists and a riveting ending wrap up this gripping page-turner. By adding his transgressive talents to the Courtroom Thriller, I believe T.S. Woolard has created an exciting new genre.

Dona Fox – Multi-award winning author of “Darker Tales from the Den”

Our Reviews – 

Betsy – 

In The Meaning of Hell, we follow the trial of serial killer Jerry Thomas and the events that unfolded afterward. We get a look into the mind of Jerry Thomas through his defense attorney John Rhaport. In his quest to find a defense of Jerry we find him pouring through files from a psychiatrist he saw as a young adult Dr. Steinhardt. We see how depraved and disturbed Jerry truly is as well as almost understand why he’s become the killer he has. A fantastic story that takes you on a disturbing ride, however, once it’s over you’re looking for more. A definite must read for horror and thriller lovers.