Silent Scream Blurb Tour Starts Monday 10/26

It’s happening! Check out my list of blog stops for my Silent Scream blurb blitz tour. Not only will in drop in at some point later in the day to answer any questions, but one person will be chosen to receive a $15 gift card from Amazon. All you have to do is show up and leave your thoughts in the comments to be entered in to win. Can wait to see you there!

October 26: Westveil Publishing
October 26: Novels Alive
October 27: FUONLYKNEW
October 28: Literary Gold
October 29: Books in the Hall 
October 30: Archaeolibrarian – I Dig Good Books!
November 2: The Faerie Review
November 3: Readeropolis
November 4: Long and Short Reviews
November 5: Natural Bri
November 6: Rogue’s Angels
November 9: Hope. Dreams. Life… Love
November 10: Unabridged Andra’s
November 11: Independent Authors
November 12: Jazzy Book Reviews
November 13: Locks, Hooks and Books
November 16: All the Ups and Downs
November 17: Fabulous and Brunette
November 18: Gimme The Scoop Reviews
November 19: Stormy Nights Reviewing & Bloggin’ review
November 20: Kit ‘N Kabookle

Next up is SILENT SCREAM

Guess what’s coming out on October 30th? SILENT SCREAM is on sale now on Amazon, so as long as you’re buying a copy of SLAY, pick this one up, too.

And if you’re curious about my YA paranormal, be sure to check out my Blurb Blitz tour starting October 26th. There’s a $15 gift card on the line, too. As soon as I get a list of stops, I’ll share it with you. See you on the blog side!

Psychokinetic teen Phaedra Thorne is back! Her life consists of balancing her high school and college courses while trying to keep the peace between her older brother Kurt and little sister Nadia. On top of that, their schizophrenic and psychokinetic mom remains locked away in the attic. Believe it or not, things are better than they have ever been.

Those “better times” go up in flames when the only sanctuary the Thornes have ever known–their home–is burnt to the ground. With Kurt severely injured and their mother missing, Phae and Nadia have been left in the hands of the supernatural foster care system. Just as the Thorne sisters start to settle in with her temporary family, a blast from their horrific past comes to their foreboding rescue. Phae has good reason to be apprehensive about the new arrangements, considering many supernaturals want to buy the burnt out husk of a home and have taken a liking to her psychokinesis and Nadia’s uncanny prowess. There’s only one thing Phae can do. Find their mother.

Having been kidnapped, assaulted, and sold to the highest bidder, Phae will have to learn how to trust other members of her estranged family, if she has any hopes of saving the immediate one she loves.

The Reviews for SLAY are in!

Did you get your copy of SLAY, yet? If not, what are you waiting for? Yesterday, we had a fantastic release day party across both Facebook and Twitter. Oh, and I would be remiss to not include some early reviews. Check them out!

“I have pages and pages of notes as well as a bunch of new authors to follow on social media/support and start buying their books. Wow! What a collection. Thank you to the publisher, Mocha Memoirs Press for sending a digital review copy for consideration.

… I encourage reviewers to read this book with minds and hearts open to hear unique and diverse voices. I love that there was a strong adherence to the theme represented in all of the stories. There’s intentionality among the authors to be united with one purpose but also remarkably unique.”
 – Sadie Hartmann, aka Mother Horror 🌟🌟🌟🌟
“Sharing only a common thread of vampires and afrocentricism, SLAY is a diverse collection of paranormal tales, ranging from the sweetly charming to the grimly dystopian with stories both action-packed and emotionally-driven in the past, the present, and the future. Loaded with twenty-nine stories, there is a broad enough selection that folks of all tastes are guaranteed to find shorts that they love. In particular, I was take by the manifold interpretations of “vampire”. Alongside new twists on traditional lore, there are narratives that conceptualize these predators in entirely novel ways.” – ‘chelle 🌟🌟🌟🌟
“Each story in this anthology leaves it own unique mark on the reader. It is very rare to get a consistent selection, but I can honestly say that there is no weak story within this anthology. Although it could be commented that certain stories may not have worked in the short story format and could have been longer, I still loved reading them and did not rate any individual story below a 3 star. I was hooked throughout, and each story left its impression on me. I can’t wait to re-read these wonderful stories.

I will say that there are many different stories involving vampires and slayers, and some stories have a completely different take on the mythos that I have not seen before. This makes for an interesting read as you are never sure where the stories are going to go. There are vampires in many different forms, from space vampires to monsters in vents, this collection has something for everyone who has an interest in vampire mythos.

All in all, this is a brilliant and stunning collection that I would definitely recommend. ” – Heather Withington 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
“What Mocha Memoirs Press achieves with ‘Slay: Stories of the Vampire Noire’ is something quite impressive: a fresh look at the vampire mythos that not only expands how we see vampires, but also how we see ourselves.

The stories in “Slay” deliver everything you want in a vampire story: blood, sex, terror. But also get windows into worlds and experiences not normally centered in horror fiction. It’s a meal we didn’t know we were hungry for.

What I liked most about “Slay” was the scope and breadth of these voices, and the confident ways these authors staked their claim to the vampire story. I discovered a lot of new writers here that I’ll definitely be following. Any lover of the vampire legend should pick up this book. It absolutely slays.” – Cody Daigle-Orians  🌟🌟🌟🌟

Happy Release Day to SLAY!! #SLAYNOIRE

Get your copy today!


Don’t forget to check out Con-tinual from 6:00 to 9:00 PM today to meet some of the authors. Or…if you’re interested in talking to me, I’ll be on the Continual forum from 4:30 to 4:45 PM just talking about stuff.

Tomorrow is the Big SLAY Day Release! #SLAYNOIRE

The big day is tomorrow and I can’t believe it! SLAY‘s release day is upon us and we’re pushing to get it not only recognized, but on as many bestseller lists as possible. This unique anthology breathes new life into the vampire world and lore and it’s told from the African American perspective, which is extremely rare in this day and age.

So, help us celebrate by not only buying a copy (ebook, hardback, and paperback are available), but come out to the Con-tinual online convention that happens all day everyday. SLAY authors are taking over from 6 to 9 PM and we’ll be having a party to end all online parties. Come hand with us…if you dare.

Catching up with #SLAYNoire News

We are one week away from the release of SLAY. So, if you haven’t gotten your copy, yet, what are you waiting for? It’s just in time for Halloween, so don’t miss out.

#1 V.G. Harrison has a new blog post where she’s talking about her inspiration for Message in a Vessel. Be sure to check that out today!

#2 The Old Man Wade Show is featuring several authors from the SLAY anthology on his podcast. Just to show you how cool these things are, that’s how I first learned about Miranda J. Riley’s amazing story called Rampage. You can review about that here.

#3 If you love that and want more, check out Retro Ridoctopus for more podcasts where authors will read an excerpt from their stories.

#4 Also, I can’t remember if I mentioned this or not, but SLAY got a huge shout-out from the New York Chapter of the Horror Writers Association.

#5 Make sure you check out Grey Dog Tales’s Slay and Let Slay post where you get to meet not only yours truly, V. G. Harrison, but some other fabulous authors where we talk about what we’re doing in SLAY and what’s coming out next.

That’s all I have my for my roundup. Be sure to check back next week for some more exciting news, including the SLAY virtual takeover of the Con-tinual Convention on Facebook. Also, we’re trying to hit a bestseller list everywhere we can, so tell your friends, your family, your coworkers, and anyone else who will listen. Buy a copy today!

Review of RAMPAGE by Miranda J. Riley

One thing I love about SLAY is that there are a plethora of vampire slayer tales to sink your reading teeth into. Make no mistake. These aren’t your typical slayer stories. For instance, I checked out RAMPAGE by Miranda J. Riley, who takes vampire mythology to the animal realm. I shared a podcast interview with Miranda when I first heard about her story, and I just knew I had to read it.

RAMPAGE takes place in Africa and Miranda paints a beautiful landscape that brings to life all of the images of a small village that you would expect. Add the amazing Aziza as your slayer and it only gets better from there. Calling her the “village” slayer almost seems limiting, but it’s what she does. Aziza is exactly what I like about a heroine. She’s damaged goods–for a very good reason–but learns how to be the best she can be by the end of the story. But that’s only part of what makes this an exciting read.

I mentioned vampires and animals all in the same sentence and I meant it. RAMPAGE is about Talik, a vampire elephant, that’s stampeding across the plains and stirring up terror wherever she goes. Keep in mind, this is not your average wild beast. Talik is smart and that makes her even more dangerous. Aziza is asked to help hunt the monster down, but she has her own demons that are playing games with her head, which makes this hunt all the more treacherous for those involved. I want to write more about the story, but I can’t. I don’t want to ruin it for anyone who’s interested in blood-sucking animals. I’m certainly a fan of them now.

With this being Miranda J. Riley’s first published story, she knocks it out of the ball park. I loved RAMPAGE! It’s a delicious twist to the vampire genre and one that probably won’t leave me anytime soon. I would give almost anything to see where Aziza’s story goes from here. Chalk this up as a definite read and only the beginning to what the rest of SLAY holds.

SILENT SCREAM is available for Pre-Order on Amazon

Pre-order your copy today! The official release date will be October 30th for the e-book. There will also be a paperback release around that same time. Amazon is so tricky when it comes to releasing both together, so the best you can hope for is a few days apart. Hopefully, it won’t be long after the e-book release the paperback will go on sale, too.

Psychokinetic teen Phaedra Thorne is back! Her life consists of balancing her high school and college courses while trying to keep the peace between her older brother Kurt and little sister Nadia. On top of that, their schizophrenic and psychokinetic mom remains locked away in the attic. Believe it or not, things are better than they have ever been.

Those “better times” go up in flames when the only sanctuary the Thornes have ever known–their home–is burnt to the ground. With Kurt severely injured and their mother missing, Phae and Nadia have been left in the hands of the supernatural foster care system. Just as the Thorne sisters start to settle in with her temporary family, a blast from their horrific past comes to their foreboding rescue. Phae has good reason to be apprehensive about the new arrangements, considering many supernaturals want to buy the burnt out husk of a home and have taken a liking to her psychokinesis and Nadia’s uncanny prowess. There’s only one thing Phae can do. Find their mother.

Having been kidnapped, assaulted, and sold to the highest bidder, Phae will have to learn how to trust her estranged family, if she has any hopes of saving the immediate one she loves.

SLAY-ing It Up For the Upcoming Release

It’s getting busier and busier as we get closer to SLAY’s release. So I thought it was time to post a couple of places where you can catch up on the latest and get to know a few more authors from the anthology. Check them out.

Loving this review of SLAY!

https://carmillavoiez.wixsite.com/carmillavoiez/post/slay-stories-of-vampire-noire-a-review?fbclid=IwAR2HCgAVg6zKnpS-Cfgrv8J-pGHdj9-1nNd8skdT1XoFzZuAJMSTP16ojY0

What to hear my only second podcast ever? I’m with my fabulous editor Nicole Givens Kurtz and author Sumiko Saulson whose words are like decadent chocolate for your ears. Check it out here:

https://player.captivate.fm/episode/632ccdbc-0922-46e0-85c3-1237caa8ae65?fbclid=IwAR1i4Bsz6u-qmnSR9OlP8Z4rpBxPiiYOKij2Gf2l0EOhykGL2w1LC30JVnc

Oh but wait. You might want to hear my first one, too. 😉

https://www.buzzsprout.com/898381/5413255-6q-vg-harrison-speculative-author-with-an-alter-ego

Want a little more? The cool Steve Van Samson is talking about his contribution to SLAY and it sounds absolutely amazing!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fp8wBHfTUfg&fbclid=IwAR0BkIxXV7wOx_7iIEQfkibNNazGofbR9BqhoNAVPFO_m_N82duL46wd4yg

But wait! Wait. I have one more very cool author who’s first sentence drew me into her SLAY story. I have Nicole to thank for that. In fact, she talks more about it in my second podcast. Anyway, check out this excerpt from the amazing K.R.S. McEntire:

https://krsmcentire.wordpress.com/2020/09/21/an-excerpt-from-my-slay-vampire-short-story/?fbclid=IwAR3HsGATAUWHeL3XpECVA2SV9NdhYUHaCPkRi3e8nQqeoDxZh6-iVMxktks

And just in case you missed it, don’t forget that SLAY is up for pre-order on Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/SLAY-Stories-Nicole-Givens-Kurtz-ebook/dp/B08FM3MC3L/ref=sr_1_1?crid=YMFZ7H0TSPUB&dchild=1&keywords=slay+vampire+noire&qid=1601169411&sprefix=slay+vampire%2Caps%2C745&sr=8-1

Link SLAY-ing

Con-tinual SLAY Panel – LIVE on Saturday 9/15 at 2PM.

Don’t miss it because I will be there. Check out their Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/Con-tinual-Convention-102342974786743

HWA Quick Bites

Want to know what’s happening these days with busy SLAY authors? Check out the links below: We are in the September edition of Horror Writers Association’s Quick Bites!! This is HUGE! Check it out: https://mailchi.mp/61010677c871/hwa-quick-bites-month-year-12317803?e=155f3cdc2e&fbclid=IwAR1EVL1FUK2bRZjmreLIwvQUiKVM4rLAJjXf850-wGkSqyi6jMIpT62VuXI

Alicia McCalla’s podcast with Penelope Flynn

I think I like podcasts these days and this one is no exception. Check it out: https://aliciamccalla.com/blog/2020/09/14/alicia-mccallas-interview-with-penelope-flynn/?fbclid=IwAR1EVL1FUK2bRZjmreLIwvQUiKVM4rLAJjXf850-wGkSqyi6jMIpT62VuXI

Come SLAY With Us Podcast

So much fun and so many authors. This is a can’t miss. Check it out: https://open.spotify.com/episode/689CKauDOV7jXDAWfaT7S5?si=2pIMXUwZQomTWiARITbH1g&fbclid=IwAR1EVL1FUK2bRZjmreLIwvQUiKVM4rLAJjXf850-wGkSqyi6jMIpT62VuXI

More Authors and more seven questions with Milton Davis

Enjoy the link: https://www.mvmediaatl.com/blog! Oh, and keep an eye out for my post, too. 😉