New Release: A Cold Winter’s Night

Today’s the day! A Cold Winter’s Night is now officially on sale ❤

AMAZON ~ NOOK ~ KOBO

BLURB:

Exorcist Sera Madden was trained by the most powerful people in her field. Her family saw to it that those people had been on the side of the Dark, and that Sera knew the price of not following the rules. But when the time came to finally break free, Sera took it, and in the process sent several of her immediate family to prison…and learned that she is a reincarnated spirit. Now, she lives in the one town that her family will not go. The town that paid a heavy price the last time her family lived there.

Whispering Falls, Vermont has slowly started to thaw to Sera, thanks to her standing up to her family. When she is offered an olive branch by the local paranormal detectives, she immediately takes it, pleased to be able to use her gift to help rather than hurt. The case involves a woman who has a dark entity attached to her, and when Sera reads the woman with her gift she finds that the woman is a reincarnated spirit with a connection to the entity that spans centuries. But as Sera digs deeper into the mystery, she realizes the woman is not the only one with a connection to the dark being.

Happy Reading!

Available For Pre-Order

Happy Sunday!

On the heels of a new podcast (which I haven’t done in two months), I have a new blog up 🙂 As you may have noticed, I did not release Sera’s first book in December. A lot was going on last month and I took a break from writing: I didn’t write unless I wanted to and wrote only what was inspiring me that day.

That helped get my writing mojo back in full force. I have many books going at the moment, but the five major ones are writing incredibly well now so I hope to keep my once-a-quarter releases rolling this year. I have a few re-releases slated this year as well.

A Cold Winter’s Night will be released February 15, 2021! It is now available for pre-order. Kobo doesn’t have it up yet but B&N and Amazon do, and as soon as the pre-order goes live on Kobo, I will post that link 🙂

AMAZON ~ B&N ~ KOBO

New Release: A Haunted Homecoming

Happy Halloween!

A Haunted Homecoming is now available! Just in time for Halloween 🙂 I hope you all enjoy Elvira’s first story ❤

AMAZON ~ KOBO ~ NOOK

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With little money and on the brink of losing her beloved home, thirty-five year old medium Elvira Monk could use a little ray of sunshine. As she drives home after a long day, with a heavy heart, she discovers that her childhood best friend has returned to town. Drea Cahill offers her a case involving Drea’s family home, which has been vacant since 1972. The distraction is most welcomed. 

But after finding the body of one of Drea’s acquaintances in the house, they’re drawn into a race against time. If they don’t solve the mystery of Brennan Manor quickly, it could spell Drea’s death. For whoever holds the deed to the house is also tied to the Dark beast within it.

Happy Reading!

And have a safe Halloween, Samhain, and Day of the Dead ❤

Book Bundle!

Happy Wednesday, my lovelies! I’m excited to announce that my book, The Blood Queen, is part of a StoryBundle. To better explain what that is, here is a post from the wonderful Rhonda Parrish 🙂

https://storybundle.com/psychopomps

 

THE CROSSING THE VEIL BUNDLE

The Crossing the Veil Bundle – Curated by Rhonda Parrish

I’ve spent the last several years curating and editing short stories and poetry for anthologies and this year I’m very excited to expand that into curating books for a StoryBundle. I’m excited to share my first ever StoryBundle which is all about psychopomps and crossing the veil.

A couple years ago I stumbled across a word I’d never heard before — psychopomp. When I looked up its meaning I discovered that I’d been aware of the concept of a psychopomp for a long time, I just hadn’t known the word for it. A psychopomp is a being which acts as a guide for the souls of the recently departed, helping them move from this world to the next and occasionally carrying messages between the two.

It’s kind of impressive that I went so long without knowing the word psychopomp because I’ve always loved stories that involve crossing over from the world of the living to that of the dead. Always. As a kid we took Greek Mythology in school and while all the stories interested me it was those set in Hades that really fascinated me. I would seek them out and devour version after version. And as I grew, that never really changed. I still love stories set in the places we go after we die, or featuring characters that can cross between those worlds, which made choosing that as the topic for this StoryBundle an easy decision.

The Psychopomp/Crossing The Veil bundle includes fourteen books by eleven different authors. Excitingly, two of those books are short story collections which means there are actually far more than fourteen stories contained within all these digital pages.

Included are C. S. E. Cooney’s World Fantasy Award-winning book, Bone Swans, Nebula-nominated authors Beth Cato, Norton Award finalist Nicole Kornher-Stace, and NYT bestselling author Lilith Saintcrow. I could keep listing awards and recognitions, but you’re not here for them, right? You’re here for the stories.

And we’ve got them.

A woman grudgingly helping a ghost move on to the other side (so he’ll leave her alone)? Check.

A soul-devouring protagonist who has her life turned upside down by a harpy attack? Check.

Characters walking between worlds as casually as you and I cross the street? Check.

A snarky Newfoundland heroine dealing with an undead infestation in her hometown? Check (x3!)

A leucostic magpie with a lot of personality? Check.

There’s so much more. If, like me, you’re drawn to the stories about passing through the veil between worlds, or shepherding souls through it, this bundle is not one you’ll want to miss. And best of all, because it’s on StoryBundle, you get to set the price you want to pay.

And you can donate 10% of your purchase price to our charities, Mighty Writers and Girls Write Now, which aim to help foster the writers of tomorrow. Rhonda Parrish

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For StoryBundle, you decide what price you want to pay. For $5 (or more, if you’re feeling generous), you’ll get the basic bundle of four books in any ebook format—WORLDWIDE.

  • The Illuminated Heartby Thea van Diepen
  • Hollowby Rhonda Parrish
  • Archivist Waspby Nicole Kornher-Stace
  • The Spirit Caller Series – Books 1-3by Krista D. Ball

 

If you pay at least the bonus price of just $15, you get all four of the regular books, plus eight more more books, for a total of twelve!

  • The Undine’s Tearby Talena Winters
  • Soulllessby Skyla Dawn Cameron
  • The Blood Queenby October Weeks
  • Latchkeyby Nicole Kornher-Stace
  • The Markedby Lilith Saintcrow
  • Seeing the Lightby E.C. Bell
  • Bone Swansby C. S. E. Cooney
  • Red Dust and Dancing Horsesby Beth Cato

 

In case you didn’t notice that means for $15 you can get twelve books which include Archivist Wasp and its sequel Latchkey!

This bundle is available only for a limited time via http://www.storybundle.com. It allows easy reading on computers, smartphones, and tablets as well as Kindle and other ereaders via file transfer, email, and other methods. You get multiple DRM-free formats (.epub, .mobi) for all books!

It’s also super easy to give the gift of reading with StoryBundle, thanks to our gift cards – which allow you to send someone a code that they can redeem for any future StoryBundle bundle – and timed delivery, which allows you to control exactly when your recipient will get the gift of StoryBundle.

Why StoryBundle? Here are just a few benefits StoryBundle provides.

  • Get quality reads: We’ve chosen works from excellent authors to bundle together in one convenient package.
  • Pay what you want (minimum $5): Youdecide how much these fantastic books are worth. If you can only spare a little, that’s fine! You’ll still get access to a batch of exceptional titles.
  • Support authors who support DRM-free books: StoryBundle is a platform for authors to get exposure for their works, both for the titles featured in the bundle and for the rest of their catalog. Supporting authors who let you read their books on any device you want—restriction free—will show everyone there’s nothing wrong with ditching DRM.
  • Give to worthy causes: Bundle buyers have a chance to donate a portion of their proceeds to Mighty Writersand Girls Write Now!
  • Receive extra books: If you beat the bonus price, you’ll get the bonus books!

 

StoryBundle was created to give a platform for independent authors to showcase their work, and a source of quality titles for thirsty readers. StoryBundle works with authors to create bundles of ebooks that can be purchased by readers at their desired price. Before starting StoryBundle, Founder Jason Chen covered technology and software as an editor for Gizmodo.com and Lifehacker.com.

For more information, visit our website at storybundle.com, tweet us at @storybundle and like us on Facebook.

RELEASE DAY: The Blood Queen

Happy Tuesday, my lovelies!

Today is the day 😀 The Blood Queen is LIVE~ grab your copy today!

AMAZON ~ KOBO ~ B&N

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A dark ghost is hunting young women along the east coast. Out of the fourteen linked to the spirit, only two have been found- their bodies tortured and drained of blood. The Paranormal Detectives and FBI agents working the case know two things for certain: the ghost is a woman, and she was smuggled into Boston from Eastern Europe.

Saint McGuinness hasn’t been to her hometown of Boston in several years, haunted by the nightmares of her past. But when a good friend comes to her door and asks for help hunting those responsible for smuggling the dark ghost into the city, she can’t say no. After witnessing the carnage that took place fifteen years prior, when the city was brought to its knees by the summoned Dark, Saint will do whatever she can to save her old stomping grounds from bleeding again.

Even if that means walking into the one place she never wants to see again- the Dark.

 

I hope you enjoy The Blood Queen! Happy Reading ❤ ❤ ❤

Tuesday Snippet

Happy Christmas to those who celebrate, and a Happy Tuesday to those who do not 🙂 Here is a tiny snippet from Over the River, which is on sale on Kobo for a limited time!

KOBO~ $0.99 for a limited time!

Amazon ~ Barnes and Noble

copyright@OctoberWeeks 2018

Resuming her picture taking, Delilah found herself near the sandbox again. A presence stirred the air, poking around her energy like icy fingers. She took a picture, waiting patiently for the spirit to appear. It was struggling against the pressure of the “someone.” She didn’t urge the ghost—no need to rush.

Shoveling—a shovel digging into dirt.

The impression of a small shovel dug into the snow and scooped it up. The white powder traveled in the air for a moment before sliding off and disappearing. A few seconds later, the grainy echo of dirt hitting the bottom of a bucket touched her ears.

The ghost was trying to tell her something. Sometimes, a child spirit had a hard time putting a full image through, but the audio was loud and clear.

“Put that shovel down right now!”

Delilah jumped at the shrill voice. A door swung open behind her, but she kept her gaze on the stilled snow in front of her. It was halfway to the bucket. Fear from the child began to grip her mind. The poor thing was frozen with it.

“But Mama, I…”

Delilah moved her head slightly. Footsteps appeared in the snow beside her, about a foot away. The sound of fabric rustling came and stopped.

“I said no playing, young man.” The woman’s voice shook with anger.

The fear rose.

“You know the rules.”

“I just wanted to play for a minute!” the boy pleaded.

Delilah sensed him huddled in the sandbox, making himself small.

“It’s been days, Mama!”
A growl came from the woman. Ice crawled up Delilah’s arm in response.

“I know the days, son.” The words were said in a dangerous whisper.