Horror & Paranormal Romance for Christmas?

Can you believe it’s finally December? The end of 2020 is in sight! It’s been a doozy, hasn’t it? Thankfully, despite the tumultuous nature of this seemingly never-ending year, it’s been a productive and busy one for me! I succeeded in my goal of not only appearing in 100+ anthologies, but I also penned my first complete novel!

So what’s on the menu for this update? Well, first things first! I’m honoured to announce that my short story “Just Another Dead Dolly” features in Dragon Soul Press‘ upcoming Christmas themed anthology for charity “Mistletoes and Mayhem“! All proceeds from this gorgeous eBook only publication will be donated to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline to help save lives over this festive season. Do your part, and enjoy some awesome reads and PRE-ORDER your copy, now!

And from Blood Song Books… “The Farmhouse Horror Duology” is now available in both eBook and paperback formats! I compiled both of these fine anthologies, and personally feature with my short story “Creep in the Cornfield” in the second volume! If you’re a collector, you’ll want to pick up these dark, and beautiful, bestsellers and add them to your virtual and physical bookshelves! Order “Harvest” and “Harvest II” today, and indulge in some rural terror for the holidays.

I’d love to remind you that the Pre-Order for the Limited Edition anthology “Winter Tails” is available, and features my novelette “Blood & Betrayal“, another tale from my “The Nine Realms Saga” universe! If you love shifters and romance, this collection is for you!

And if you’re chasing a FREE festive read, 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 “The Nine Realms Saga” series! Order now!

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!

PS: Don’t forget to orderFalling for Shifters” before it’s GONE for good!

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

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

Shifter Mania Unleashed!

featured graphic editedIn case you hadn’t heard… Midsummer Night Shifts, a Limited Edition (eBook only) Summer Shifter Romance Collection, has released! This stunning anthology features my novelette “Blood & Memory“, which is a part of my The Nine Realms Saga world. If you love traditional gothic vampires, and paranormal romances set against a Victorian styled setting, then you’ll love my contribution to this exciting publication. I’d be over the moon if you’d consider ordering a copy!

Read the blurb to “Blood & Memory“, below:

Saved from True Death by the ancient and enigmatic vampyre, Prince Anton Drăculea, ever youthful Natália spends her days keeping house, educating herself, and caring for her father; and her nights cleaning mortal vermin from the streets of Ungaria.
The Watchman’s daughter has always wondered why the famed prince, with his blood ties to the Dökkálfar of Álfheim, chose to save her those seventeen years ago… A seemingly chance meeting with a vampyre lord, and an invitation to the prince’s Black Masquerade Ball may just lead to the answers her heart has been seeking.

mock-00068 (4)

I hope the story excites you as much as it does me! So far the collection as a whole, and “Blood & Memory” have received some fantastic reviews on Amazon:

“An anthology packed with quality. I have to start by pointing out the tremendous value for money this anthology is. Its pages hold multiple novelettes of outstanding quality, and readers will find at least one story they’ll love and more than likely more.
I can honestly say I enjoyed every tale in Midsummer Night Shifts, though the stand outs were the stories from Zoey Xolton and Stacey Jaine McIntosh – thrilling, creative and written to an exacting standard.”
– David Green

“A moving work, all the tales are told with beautiful darkness mixed with romance. Every single tale told of romance in a way that presented darkness with such flowing eloquence, making for a write which gave the reader a very different perspective on the subjects within the pages.
Zoey Xolton’s ‘Blood and Memory’ has the elements of classic literature sounding like the likes of Charlotte Bronte, Mary Shelly and many others all mixed together with a different element which I cannot quite place.
All in all, a wonderfully written book, which was a sheer joy to read.”
– Stuart James Crossley

“A great collection of fantastic fiction. There is something for everyone.
Stand out for me was ‘Blood and Memory’ by Zoey Xolton. A rich world is the backdrop of story of soulmates and forever love. Beautiful!”
– Rainbow Abi

Purchase your copy of “Midsummer Night Shifts” NOW!

mock-00668

Thank you for reading! Please consider signing up via email to my blog to receive future updates directly to your inbox, and feel free to share my blog with your friends…

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”