#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

PRE-ORDER FALLEN & STILL RISING, TODAY!

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Happy reading,
ZX.
www.zxolton.com

Release Day: Blood of Midgard eBook

ORDER BLOOD OF MIDGARD, TODAY!

My debut title “Blood of Midgard” is now LIVE, and you can pick up your own eBook copy today, for just $2.99!

Get swept up into a world of Norse dark fantasy…where the Courts of Alfheim exist in constant opposition, and the balance between light and dark is forever precarious. Join devastatingly roguish elven princes who shift, beautiful half-blood princesses who brave treachery and dark magic, ancient noble vampires with tragic histories, and witches and sirens who are outcasts even among their own kinds.

Blood of Midgard” is a collection of short stories and novelettes featuring cross-over characters, and events, that interlink within the “Nine Realms Saga” universe.

If you’re on the hunt for danger, romance, magic, and some Happily Ever Afters with a dark twist…then ORDER, NOW!

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Happy reading,
ZX.
www.zxolton.com

NEW Pre-Order: the ‘Blood of Midgard’ collection!

PRE-ORDER BLOOD OF MIDGARD, TODAY!

2021 means a fresh start, and a re-brand! I am now writing as Z. Xolton, and will be focusing on writing, and promoting my longer works of fiction, primarily collections and novellas. “Blood of Midgard” is my debut release! It is a collection belonging to my “Nine Realms Saga” universe, features three short stories, and four novelettes, and is approximately 50k words of riveting Dark Fantasy in total!

If you enjoy dark fantasy in the style of The Witcher, A Song of Ice & Fire, the Black Jewels, Shannara, and the Lord of the Rings, then BLOOD OF MIDGARD by Internationally Bestselling Author Z. Xolton is for you!

Alfheim and Midgard are two of the Nine Realms, the domains of the elves, and mortals, respectively. Eternally bound by blood and fate, the veil between the realms often wavers… allowing the races of both worlds to collide.
Enter realms of dark and light elves, shifters, witches, sirens, vampyres, enchantment, royalty, alpha anti-heroes, courageous women, and destined romance!
BLOOD OF MIDGARD is a collection of short stories and novelettes featuring cross-over characters, and events, that interlink within the same universe.

Releasing February 24th… Pre-Order your copy, today for just $2.99!

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Happy reading,
ZX.
www.zxolton.com

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

A Novel in 20 Days!

I can’t even begin to explain how I feel right now…but elated, exhausted, and inspired, are all fairly appropriate descriptors. I won my very first National Novel Writing Month! And being the hopeless over-achiever that I am, I did it in 20 days! For me? Learning that I could churn out a 50,000 word novel in that amount of time is just nothing short of mind-blowing. I am so, so proud of myself. And I don’t even feel bad saying so!

Even though I started “Red Creek Asylum” on the 1st of November, and finished on the 20th, I’m new to the site and hadn’t figured out how to download my official winners certificate until now. Thanks goes to my lovely friend, and fellow author, Stacey Jaine McIntosh, for cluing me in! So check out my shiny certificate! I’m going to get it printed and framed, because I am a proud nerd!

After my novel, I wrote a short story for submission to Dragon Soul Press. It’s of the Victorian steampunk persuasion. So I’ll be crossing my fingers that my little tale “Bloody Mutiny” will be accepted, and I’ll have yet another gorgeous cover to show off to you all, soon! I’ve also started prepping for a 25,000 word Fantasy Romance/Paranormal Romance novella that I hope to submit to traditional publisher, Carina Press (an imprint of Harlequin, which is owned by HarperCollins!), in the New Year…because I’m a work horse, and I can’t help myself!

Don’t forget to DOWNLOADCurse of Christmas“, my gift to you! A FREE Limited Edition paranormal holiday themed collection to keep you busy! This stunning digital book features my short story “Blood & Prophecy“! Enjoy!

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