Showing posts with label Halloween. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Halloween. Show all posts

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Get Wicked With GothicMoms 2015


It's that time again! Get Wicked With Entangled 2015!

The kids' aren't the only ones who deserve some fun, grown ups do too!! As a special treat, especially for those of you too tired to go out partying after taking the kids' down CandyLand, here is the first chapter of something I've been working on. One day soon I'll actually finish one of these things! After reading, be sure to put in your bid for an extra special treat and enter the Giveaway below. Hope you enjoy it!


NOT SO WICKED by T. A. Moorman

Chapter 1

Once upon a time... Really?! I'm not starting my story off with THAT lame ass cliché! Fat chance! Not when my story is anything but classic. You can think of it as the life and times of a teenage vampire. A real one, not one that sparkles as though we were sprinkled with some type of fairy dust. Oh! And we’re born, not made by just being bitten. That is the most ridiculous theory any of us have ever heard. I mean, really, think about it, if everyone ever bitten by a vampire were to turn into one how could they ever go back for seconds on the same victim, er donor? Could you imagine how large the population would be? Anyway, you wanna here my story just sit back, grab a pint of blood, or milk and have a listen.

First off, I don't live in your dimension, I live in a separate one called Underlayes. Where the things that go bump in the night truly are real. We used to live amongst you guys, but that was way before my time, and a story way too long and boring for me to bother with repeating. Just know that we all truly do exist and a very few of our number do still walk alongside you. Think about that before you lay down at night after bullying the school nerd or your shy co-worker. If they're the silent and quiet type they're more than possibly plotting your untimely demise and deciding what side-dish you'd go best with. Or what curse to place on you. Something my Mom should have thought about a long, long time ago.

Me? The names Elvira, yea, Mom and Pops had a sick and twisted sense of humor. Which when you come to think of it is actually a very good thing, since Mom was dumb enough to piss off a witch when she was preggers with me and my brother, Dracula (yup, again with the humor thing), Drake for short. During one of her many mood swings dear old Mom went completely off on an already pissed off witch; something about the witch crossing in front of her and Mom thinking that would make us come out cross eyed (and you thought your Mom was superstitious, Ha!). Miss Witch decided to do her one better and really did curse us both. I was granted with the gift of being the only vampire known of with NO FANGS! Since Underlayes doesn't have hospitals bagged blood isn't exactly just lying around. Why not just bite down extra hard you say? Probably because that leaves a big chunk of meat in my mouth and vampires can't digest meat; we have a strictly all liquid diet. Why not just slit someone's wrist and pour in a cup you ask? If you were on an all liquid diet, would one glass a day keep your hunger pains at bay? NO! And draining someone completely dry doesn't work either, unlike how they portray things in your human movies, blood clots up pretty quickly when it hits air; unless pumped up with nasty anti-coagulants which leave a horrible aftertaste and makes the blood nearly impossible to digest. So the blood shortage on your neck of the veil? Feel free to blame that on us, Mom and Dad had to feed us somehow.

I'm not really sure if Drake's curse is worst or pretty much just as bad. Him? He goes into a full blown shock at the very sight of blood; fainting spells, seizures, black outs, the works, though lucky for him rarely all of those at once. Lucky for Mom and Dad, he could still at least savor the taste and smell of it. But talk about being seriously dependent upon someone else, hard to nourish yourself when you can’t even look at your food. And as a baby? You try putting a blindfold on an infant, especially one with fangs, and let me know how well that works out for you. Ah, but it made for some fangtastic pranks when I was thirteen, which also ended in a lot of punishments. But they were so worth it!

So that’s us, Elvie and Drake, two of the only known vampires forced to live on bagged blood. Though Drake may get lucky one day and be able to savor a neck or two, as long as he keeps his eyes shut tight.

Can’t we just break the curse you ask? Ask Aunt Mindy that one. Did I fail to mention the witch in question was, and still is Mom’s best friend? Also a witch with more power than she can handle who needs to watch what she says at ALL times. The curse was never intentional, and trying to undo it has proven pretty much impossible.

 Mom is a beautiful creature, and a body neither skinny nor large, but what one describes as buxom perfection. Also one of the most patient women you will ever meet, and a truly ferocious beast, fangs and all, when pissed. Dad, Borya Alkaev, the strong not so silent type, with a chiseled chin and sculpted cheekbones in which I heard would give Michaelangelo a run for his money. Born after the creation of Underlayes, he’s only two hundred years old, so I never understood how he ended up with such a thick accent as if he just left the great Motherland of Russia. The exact opposite of Mom when it comes to patience, but the best Dad any set of unorthodox twins could ask for. Neither of them the only child, but both are indeed the youngest and the only surviving children from both of their respective lines. Many died before the Dimension of Underlayes was made, some during the move. And Aunt Mindy, I’m not even getting into that one. And as far as looks go, Drake and I are a perfect combination of the two, with the exception of the fact that I have no fangs.

THUD. CRASH. SCREAM.

What the Hel was that?

“Elvira Esfir Alkaev!!” Moms bloodcurling screams vibrated through the floorboards, “How many times do I need to tell you NOT to leave your blood bags lying around?! Get down here and help me clean up this mess and carry your brother to his room!”

Well there you have it, the usual beginning of a day in the house of Alkaev.

“Now young lady!”


The beginning of a twisted lil tale, let me know how you like it! And be sure to enter to win a Deadly Swag Pack.


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Be sure to trick or treat at the other stops too! ;-)




Monday, October 5, 2015

October GothicKids Movie of the Month

THE DRAC PACK IS BACK!!!

As many of us know, the sequel is almost NEVER as good as the original. Well, Dracula and the Gang do not disappoint in part two! Mavis has finally said I Do with the human and Dracula has accepted his new son in-law. But, is he ready to accept the fact that his grandson may not be a vampire? Grab the spawns and take them to see this ghoulishly fun and hilarious treat that will have you all cracking up together and fighting over what was the best part. And in perfect timing for Halloween. 



Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Halloween Freebies From Untold Press!!!


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Happily Ever Afterlife

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Revisit your favorite childhood fairy tales...with a paranormal twist. Eight classic stories rewritten by eight talented authors with one common theme, they all feature the undead. From angels to vampires and ghosts to zombies, you'll be sure to fall in love with the classics all over again and quickly learn that even the undead can have a happily ever after.

In the Belly of the Wolf by Amanda Carman

Don't talk to strangers. Don't stray from the path. If you do, the wolf will eat you. Once swallowed, you will be trapped forever in the dark and musty limbo of the belly of the wolf, a larger and more crowded world than you ever suspected. You can't blame him, though. After all, wolves will be wolves.

The Glass Coffin by Emmalyn Greyson

When Marianna's stepmother betrays her by having her turned into a vampire, she must flee home and the love of her life. Darren, her werewolf lover, believes he's found a cure. Will it lead to heartache or happily ever after?

Hans and the Best Day Ever by G.L. Jackson

After a seven-year apprenticeship with the Boss Lady, Hans decides it's time to go home. Accompanied by Gabe, the two boys make their way back to the house in the woods where they hope to find Hans' mother. Gabe is never at a loss for words but Hans is always quick to act on what might either be a fantastic idea...or the worst idea ever.

The Baron and the Firebird by J.A. Campbell

In the depths of the Russian wilderness, Baron Pyotr Vasilyev does his best to care for his people but his long years weigh heavily and he's beginning to lose his taste for life. The only things that keep him going are his devotion to duty and his magical cherries. When his cherries go missing the thief turns out to be the Firebird. The desire to hear her sing one last time drives him through the centuries.

Clara and the Coon by M.K. Boise

Clara is born the height of a quarter-an abomination to the village of Fankfret. On the outskirts of town, she's left to die in a hole that's the size of a teapot. She soon learns her story is far from over though. Getting eaten by a raccoon is just the beginning.

Blood Borne Pathogen by Shoshanah Holl

Javier is too young to be waiting for death, but in the hospital battling late-stage AIDs there isn't room for much else in his mind. A mysterious woman begins visiting him and they form a strange friendship. Aurora only comes to visit after the sun goes down, leaving long before dawn. On the Day of the Dead, they both face the choice between life, death...and what comes after.

In Spite of Fire by Tilly Boscott

Alice's husband, Henry, died, leaving her to wander the world alone, searching for a way to bring him back. When she stumbles upon village gossip describing a place where ghosts dwell, she sets off to find her lost love. Instead of her husband, she discovers a ghost with eyes of fire, keen on the contents of a ragged tree. Alice clambers into an adventure of fear, darkness and true love.

The Angel by Troy Lambert

Abel is a poor urchin, trying to survive on the streets with only his wits to protect him and a tiny garden of struggling flowers to bring him pleasure. Zach is a young boy struggling in the fight of his life against the blight of cancer who wants to see the flowers of spring one last time. It seems inevitable that these young souls will soon leave the earth. But what awaits them in the beyond?
** In Support of the Boston Children's Hospital: Troy Lambert, author the The Angel, will be donating 50% of his Happily Ever Afterlife royalties to the Boston Children's Hospital. Untold press has pledged to match his donation. J.A. Campbell, author of The Baron and the Firebird will also be donating 50% of her royalties! Pick up your copy today and support a great cause!**
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DRAGONTHOLOGY

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Enter the pages of the Dragonthology. No single story has ever been great enough to contain the mystical, wondrous creature known as the dragon. We assembled the greatest draconian tales and put them between the covers of a single tome to satisfy your hunger for everything dragon. Seven magnificent stories, ranging from science fiction to mystery, await you within.

The Case of the Bloodstone Dragon by G.L. Jackson

A washed up has been, Private Investigator Clark is down to his last $100. That is, until the night a mysterious femme fatale walks through his door weaving a tale of intrigue in hope of recovering an artifact steeped in mystery and danger. What follows is a raucous ride through a little known human and dragon history, played out on the streets of New York City.

Unto the Breach by Jason Andrew

Jonathan Heller uncovers an unusual secret during one of the bloodiest campaigns of World War One in the middle of horrific trench warfare. Can he convince an ancient dragon that humanity is worthy of life during their darkest hour?

The Dragon of Sullivan Hall by Marian Allen

A dormitory full of fun loving female students, an angry red dragon with a litter full of hungry whelps, and a particular student of Irish descent. This won't end well for the dragon.

Egg Hunt by Jay Wilburn

A lonely smuggler must make decisions he never dreamt possible in the darkness of space to elude capture and protect his precious cargo of dragon eggs. When one of them hatches, it threatens to damage his ship. Can a person change enough to save a ship, a dragon, and himself?

The Clan by Troy Lambert

Dragons return to the earth and humanity enslaves them with the last remnants of technology of their dying race. Now the technology of old is fading. Will the dragons be able to rise again? Will the humans declare war, or will a peaceful solution be found? It all rests in the hands of an ancient dragon, and a lowly shepherd and his clan.

Dragon Seeks a Wife by Sandra Graves

What happens when a dragon falls ill and is told he will die in a year and a day unless he finds his one true love? The only thing a dragon can do. He sets out on a quest to win the hand of the perfect mate for a dragon–the daughter of the king. Aided by a Quetzal bird sorcerer, he begins his quest. An old fashioned fairy tale with a Meso-American twist.

Darkness Taken by J.A. Campbell

In a land where children are warriors and the only adults are mythical creatures, all are called to fight the Darkness. Til and her dragon partner, Heliodor, complete the perfect Welcome Ceremony, but their joy is short lived. The Dark has slain a unicorn and taken her foal back to the Darklands. Can Til and Heliodor venture where none go and rescue the young unicorn?
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FLASHY FICTION AND OTHER INSANE TALES

(Volumes 1 & 2)

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An anthology of the strange, bizarre, and just plain weird.

Zombies, vampires, ghosts, and ...crickets? Try a taste of writing from two very different fantasy authors. Flash stories are super short and perfect for when you 'just have a minute'. This anthology contains 15 stories from authors Sean Hayden and Jen Wylie. Run the rampart of emotions in this exciting mix of tales. From humor to twisted, there is something for everyone.
Unicorns, zombies, devils, dark whispers, teddy bears, and ...fireflies? Try a taste of writing from two very different fantasy authors. Flash fiction stories are super short and perfect for when you 'just have a minute'. This anthology contains 15 stories (both flash and longer short stories) from authors Sean Hayden and Jen Wylie. Run the rampart of emotions in this exciting mix of tales. From humor to horror, sweet to twisted, there is something for everyone.
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Note: Some stories contain adult language.

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Get Wicked With Entangled Blog Hop!

START YOUR TRICK OR TREATING EARLY!!

Looking for a wickedly good read? Check out the D'Artigo Sisters, 16 books and counting, and I haven't been disappointed yet.

Etched in Silver by Yasmine Galenorn
Otherworld Book 0.5


Synopsis -

A novella set in NEW YORK TIMES bestselling Yasmine Galenorn’s Otherworld series.Camille D’Artigo, a wicked-good witch and an Otherworld supernatural agent, is on the trail of a sadistic serial killer, when an unexpected—and dangerously seductive—ally comes to her aid, setting in motion a magical ritual that may end up binding them together, body and soul. In this prequel, readers learn how Camille and Trillian first fell in love. (Goodreads)






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Monday, October 13, 2014

A Shapely Halloween

A Shapely Halloween

Dear Society, the wonderfully moronic bunch that you are. Not all women, including myself, wear a size to or even 10. Women of beautifully bodacious curves would like to have costumes just as elaborate as our kindred who have never had children or just plain have a naturally smaller stature. As women come in all shapes and lovely sizes, so should costumes. No, we do not want to dress as Atilla the Hun, nor do we want to wear things that emphasize the wrong parts but rather accentuate are more, hmm...what's the right word, loving parts. Alas there are a few places that recognize this, so I shall indeed recognize them.

Below ladies and gends' are a few websites that cater to exactly what you may be looking for. Please feel free to leave a comment of any you may know of as well. The more selection/options the better. And please do keep in mind while buying corsets, get them no more than 2 inches smaller than your normal back size, anything else would be more than just painful but also a waste of money as it probably won't fit. Shoes/boots, if not able to get the wide width version, be sure to order 2 sizes up since you cannot try them on for fit. Remember, some things are much better too big than too small.

Corsets:

For the best corsets that are not only real leather, but boned as well, I always visit Corset-Story.com , to say I love them would be a terribly vast understatement. From PVC to Steampunk to Burlesque, whatever you're looking to become, they are sure to have what you need, without costing you hundreds of dollars. Hint: Zippers are a lot easier than buttons.

Boots:
SinisterSoles.com has a very wide selection, as well as wide width. If you can't find a wide width in a style you like, don't worry, either find your size in mens, your actual size as it is in womens without adding or subtracting; i.e. W-9 M-9. And a side zipper is a must. But, if you can only find it in womens, or for wedged heels, go at least one size up.





Other Items:
Amazon has a wide array of everything. From the above to chokers, boots and so on and so forth. But, Amazon can be a tricky place to navigate. Hint: always read the Customer Reviews. Bought one pair of boots that were so narrow I could barely fit my big toe inside. Yet, bought a pair of Demonia Wedges that are like heaven, which were not in wide width so I purchased 2 sizes up, but 1 size up would have sufficed.


While there are many more sites out there to be explored, these I know from personal out-of-pocket experience.

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