#BlackLivesMatter! Stories for a Cause!

ORDER INTO THE LIGHT & STILL RISING, NOW!

I have stories featuring in two stunning Limited Edition anthologies, both of which champion themes and causes which are exceedingly important! “Into the Light” is my biggest and most exciting undertaking to date. It is a USA Today List Aiming collection of Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, and Urban Fantasy that centers around justice and equality for the BIPOC community! And “Still Rising” is charity anthology dedicated to #BlackLivesMatter, where all funds raised will be donated to a relevant #BLM charity.

Even in the darkest hearts, there is always the possibility of light.

In societies where wealth, opportunities, and privileges are held by the few, the haves and have-nots vie for control…and when vampires, witches, shifters, and demons move among humans, those struggles can prove catastrophic.
But sometimes all it takes is a single voice to spark a transformation that can change worlds. Featuring 30+ stories of equality and justice from New York TimesUSA Today, and bestselling authors.
A USA Today List Aiming anthology.

Featuring The Flames of Midnight by Z. Xolton & Faedra Rose

PRE-ORDER INTO THE LIGHT, TODAY!

Stolen Lives. Twisted Histories. Lost Identities.

Forced to the margins of society, they were treated as less than human. Blamed for their own brutalization, they were expected to stay silent. Shamed out of loving freely, they were removed from the protection of the law.
Still, each time they said no.
Knocked down over and over again, they rise.
They are still rising.
Black Lives Matter, now and always.
A charity anthology.

Featuring Dark Mercy by Z. Xolton
An Infernal Kingdom story

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Happy reading,
ZX.
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Happy New Year!

I think if we’re being honest most of us are more than happy to see the end of 2020, am I right? It certainly wasn’t all bad, but it’s been tough for many, myself included. That being said, I achieved a great deal as an author, and am proud of my progress and accomplishments.

I wrote my first complete 50,000 word novel during NaNoWriMo! Starting out as a short story author, it was an amazing, and exhilarating experience. Being able to sit back and see that I’d written a complete story, start to finish, in 30 days was truly surreal. With two children, all my other writing commitments, family illness, and the general dramas of 2020? I am genuinely flabbergasted that I did it!

I also achieved my goal of featuring in over 100 anthologies, which was also a considerable milestone. I promised myself I was done with anthologies…but it’s a promise I can’t keep. The gorgeous Limited Edition anthologies, especially, are brilliant for compiling personal collections and growing my own universes in which my future works will be based. So you’ll definitely see a few more anthologies popping up in 2021!

To end 2020 with a proverbial ‘bang!‘ I launched the Pre-Order for “Sweet Dreams“, an eclectic horror collection. It’s a compilation of my bestselling reprints from a variety of publications, and will also feature brand new content, too! It will be available in paperback upon release, but you can PRE-ORDER THE EBOOK NOW!

Blurb: “Walk among the decaying undead, journey to the Bermuda Triangle, and experience the greatest Cthonic grudge match in history. While you’re at it, watch out for the haunted dolls, run for your life from the swarm, and beware the Gothic church that appears out of nowhere in the abandoned warehouse district of the French Quarter… Gods, demons, ghosts, monsters, and much more awaits you!
Sweet Dreams is an eclectic horror collection by Internationally Bestselling Author Zoey Xolton. It features a variety of re-prints from previous publications, as well as new tales! Sink your teeth in, drink your fill, and dream.”

Before you go off and have a brilliant 2021… don’t forget that the Limited Edition eBook only anthology “Winter Tails” awaits you, and releases at the end of January! Filled with winter themed shifter deliciousness, you’d be crazy not to grab a copy. It features my novelette “Blood & Betrayal“, which takes place in my “Nine Realms Saga” universe! PRE-ORDER THE EBOOK NOW!

And if you’re chasing a FREE festive read before the season is over, then you can’t go past the Limited Edition collection “Curse of Christmas“! This stunning anthology features my short story “Blood & Prophecy“, which also builds upon my “Nine Realms Saga” universe! ORDER FOR FREE NOW!

While you’re at it, perhaps consider sharing the holiday love, and purchasing “Mistletoes & Mayhem“, in which I feature, and whose proceeds go to the charity, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline! ORDER THE EBOOK NOW! Your donation could save a life.

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

NaNoWriMo + a Free Holiday Read!

November is National Novel Writing Month for all us of slightly balmy, but seriously determined authors out there. This is the first time I’ve officially participated, and I’ll tell you what…it’s been one Hell of a ride! It’s only half way through the month, and I’ve already nailed 40,000 words out of the required 50,000 to ‘win’. I honestly never thought I was capable of writing so fast, and so well. I’m really excited about where this story is taking me. It’s tentatively titled “Red Creek Asylum“, and is a gothic, supernatural horror. I look forward to being able to share it with you in future!

So Halloween is behind us, and there’s the holidays to look forward to. What will you be reading while you’re snuggled up inside, enjoying that hot cocoa? Hopefully the answer will be… “Curse of Christmas“! This stunning collection of paranormal holiday stories is our gift to you! Featuring New York Times, USA Today, and other Internationally Bestselling authors, get your FREE EBOOK now! Available from several retailers. My short story “Blood & Prophecy”, an exclusive “Nine Realms Saga” tale can be found within! As always, enjoy and please leave a review if you’re able!

And whilst they’re not free, I have another new “Nine Realms Saga” release, as well as a pre-order for you to check out! Aren’t they just beautiful? Order your copies of these Limited Edition seasonally themed eBook only shifter collections, today! I hope you enjoy reading my novelettes “Blood & Moonlight“, and “Blood & Betrayal“.

ONE CLICK NOW >> “Falling for Shifters” AND “Winter Tails“…

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

A Plague of New Releases!

October is a seriously sensationally crazy time for pre-orders and new releases. And I have a bunch of publications to share with you, all of which I feature in. It must be all the magic and spookiness in the air… I hope you find something to add to your TBR pile!

The Devil You Know” an anti-hero anthology by Fiction-Atlas Press is aiming for an orange #1 Best Seller tag on Amazon! So pick up your eBook copy today and help us achieve our goal! This gorgeous book features my novelette “Son of the Devil“, which is a delicious dark fantasy re-imagining of the historical tale of Dracula! Paperback is coming soon. ORDER NOW!

Falling for Shifters” is now available to pre-order! This stunning Limited Edition eBook only anthology is a unique collection of Autumn themed shifter tales catering to the Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy and Fantasy genres! This beauty features my novelette “Blood & Moonlight“, a story which takes place in my “Nine Realms Saga” universe. Grab your copy and Fall in love! PRE-ORDER NOW!

ENVY” is the fourth volume of Black Hare PressSeven Deadly Sins” anthology series and features my short story “The Fallen: Envy of the Dragon“, which continues the adventures of my delectably sinful Fallen angel, Lucifer! Be sure to order your eBook copy ASAP for the special sale price of 99c! Releasing tomorrow, this lovely will also be available in paperback and hardback. PRE-ORDER NOW!

Also from Black Hare Press, “Lockdown Paranormal Romance” volume 2 is now free to read from selected retailers, or available to purchase for just 99c on Amazon! My microfiction piece “Final Farewell” features within. Paperback coming soon. READ FOR FREE! Or ORDER NOW!

And of course, I couldn’t end this update without reminding you what’s releasing with Blood Song Books! Volume 2 of the “Fright Night Fiction” Halloween microfiction series, “Forest of Fear“, is currently available for pre-order, and features my tiny tales: “Street Rat“, “Bloody Mary“, “Popular Monster“, “Eternally Yours” and “Beyond the Door“. PRE-ORDER NOW! And don’t forget to ORDER volume 1 if you haven’t already.

And last, but not least… volume 2 of the “Farmhouse Horror Duology“, “Harvest” is also available for pre-order! This is a flash fiction anthology not to be missed. It features my story “Creep in the Cornfield“. PRE-ORDER NOW! Complete this two book series and ORDER volume 1, 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

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”