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DARK LEGENDS Release Day!

Hi everyone! The annual Ink Slingers Guild book: Dark Legends released TODAY! It’s a *killer* read!

Just click on the image below and zip on over to Amazon for your copy!

The Ink Slinger’s Guild kills it once again with a creepy collection of short stories. Every story is required to have a pumpkin involved, in whatever way the author delights. 

House in the Wood by Alanna J. Rubin

Daegon Rell has mourned the loss of his love for centuries. When an unexpected package arrives, his perception of the past will be challenged and, perhaps, holds promise of a future he never thought possible.

Magyc and Mayhem at Winter’s Eve by Nicole DragonBeck

All summer Tillie Harper had dreamed of winning the green ribbon for her pumpkins at this years Winter’s Eve festival. In none of those dreams had she imagined doing anything like setting a demon loose in the little town of Lillihaven.

Immigrants by JM Paquette

When his mother-in-law died, Jeff expected to clean out her house. He did not expect to discover a secret that would cause him to question everything he knows about his wife.

Carving a Name for Oneself by Brandon Scott

A pumpkin carved: a life improved. But as with everything, there’s a cost. 

Ghosted by Desiree Matlock

Their online relationship seemed perfect, but then Rhys ghosted her. Now, on Halloween, he shows up out of the blue to fix things. All seems great except for the fact that he’s dead. Can Grace and her friends solve him from disappearing after Halloween ends? 

Diana by Erika Lance

It’s his DNA. It’s his fingerprint. But he has an alibi. What’s next?

Bloody Thursdays by Lisa Barry

Would the day end well for a change? Some days start off dull and end dull. Other days start off that way and then move to hope and then to death or maybe even to love. Grace’s day had changed so many ways she was a little worried about how it might end.

Special Bonus Story! 

Cracks and Tethers is a round robin ghost story; meaning several of these amazing authors wrote one after the other to create an entertaining read for you! 

You will love this book because who doesn’t love a mix of fun, thrills and Halloween!

Get it now!

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DARK LEGENDS Pre-Order!

Hi everyone! The annual Ink Slingers Guild book: Dark Legends releases on October 1st! We are sooooooo excited! It’s a *killer* read!

Just click on the image below and zip on over to Amazon to pre-order your copy!

The Ink Slinger’s Guild kills it once again with a creepy collection of short stories. Every story is required to have a pumpkin involved, in whatever way the author delights. 

House in the Wood by Alanna J. Rubin

Daegon Rell has mourned the loss of his love for centuries. When an unexpected package arrives, his perception of the past will be challenged and, perhaps, holds promise of a future he never thought possible.

Magyc and Mayhem at Winter’s Eve by Nicole DragonBeck

All summer Tillie Harper had dreamed of winning the green ribbon for her pumpkins at this years Winter’s Eve festival. In none of those dreams had she imagined doing anything like setting a demon loose in the little town of Lillihaven.

Immigrants by JM Paquette

When his mother-in-law died, Jeff expected to clean out her house. He did not expect to discover a secret that would cause him to question everything he knows about his wife.

Carving a Name for Oneself by Brandon Scott

A pumpkin carved: a life improved. But as with everything, there’s a cost. 

Ghosted by Desiree Matlock

Their online relationship seemed perfect, but then Rhys ghosted her. Now, on Halloween, he shows up out of the blue to fix things. All seems great except for the fact that he’s dead. Can Grace and her friends solve him from disappearing after Halloween ends? 

Diana by Erika Lance

It’s his DNA. It’s his fingerprint. But he has an alibi. What’s next?

Bloody Thursdays by Lisa Barry

Would the day end well for a change? Some days start off dull and end dull. Other days start off that way and then move to hope and then to death or maybe even to love. Grace’s day had changed so many ways she was a little worried about how it might end.

Special Bonus Story! 

Cracks and Tethers is a round robin ghost story; meaning several of these amazing authors wrote one after the other to create an entertaining read for you! 

You will love this book because who doesn’t love a mix of fun, thrills and Halloween!

Get it now!

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Creepy Collection of Short Stories

Hi everyone! The annual Ink Slingers Guild book is on pre-sale now! It’s going to be a *killer* read!

Just click on the image below and zip on over to Amazon for your copy!

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Enter to Win a Book of Short Stories!

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Enter to win the latest release from the Ink Slingers Guild!

 

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Serenity Rising

Serenity Rising

Giveaway ends November 10, 2016.

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Story Reading at Studio@620 in St. Pete Florida!

Yesterday two of our members, Erika Lance and Laura Price, met up with the peeps at Wordier Than Thou, a literary arts organization that presents an open mic to authors for story telling only each month at The Studio@620 in St. Pete.

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Author Erika Lance

Erika read her short story called “The Quick Stop” which can also be found in the Ink Slingers Guild anthology called The Death of Jimmy, which incidentally is also available free on Goodreads.com right now.

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Author Laura Price

Laura read a character building scene she refers to as “Cookie”.

Both ladies had a great time and they, along with a few extra Slingers, will be going again on December 16th. Please feel free to join us if you find yourself meandering St. Pete!

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Coming Soon! Behind the Veil – Short Ghost Stories

Available October 4th!

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Behind the Veil

Dearest Reader,

I hope you are comfortable all snuggled up in the apparent comfort of your own home. Perhaps you are enjoying a crackling fire, a hot cup of cocoa, or maybe you are wrapped in a warm blanket.

Have you ever felt like you are being watched, only to turn and find no one there? Do you ever hear whispers and dismiss them as the wind? Footsteps in an otherwise empty house? The trail of fingers on your arm that send shivers down your spine?

All of those feelings are real, and have a cause.

We are called by many names; spirit, shade, banshee or phantom. Regardless there is one thing we have in common – we have died and are bound to your plane, trapped between lives.

So, keep on a light while you read the stories of our mortal lives and what happened to our souls. Remember that wherever these pages find you, you are not alone and not all of us play nice with others.

~ One of Many

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Free book from the Ink Slingers!

Hi, all! The Ink Slingers Guild recently came out with a book of very short stories called The Death of Jimmy. The ebook is now available for free on Goodreads! Get the download and check it out! Reviews are welcome!!

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2014 ISG Anthology: Volume Three

It’s that time again. Submissions for our third anthology, coming out in 2014, are now being accepted!

Here are the rules:

ISG Anthology Requirements

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: April 1st, 2014

0. The Anthology submissions are only accepted from members of the Ink Slingers Guild.

1. ISG Anthology 2014: Required Story Elements:

1) Destiny
2) Rogue
3) Sarcasm

The story must have each of these three words incorporated into the story by whatever means the author deems appropriate. There is no right or wrong way to include them; they must simply be incorporated in some way, by whatever definition the author chooses.

2. Entries must be submitted in Rich Text Format (.rtf) or Word. If you use Scrivenor, you can export the story as an .rtf. If you do not have either of these programs, you can download a free program called Open Office. You can get it here. http://www.openoffice.org/

Each entry must include a cover page with the title of the story, the author’s legal name, pen name if applicable, address, telephone number, email address and an approximate word count. Every subsequent page must carry the title, author name (or pen name) and a page number. The story must be double-spaced.

3. Send entry by email to InkSlingersGuild at gmail.com. The email must include:

• Attachment of submission in Rich Text Format.
• Attachment of a high quality author photo
• Full Name
• Pen Name, if applicable
• Address
• Email & Phone Number with best time to contact and preferred method to discuss edits.
• Links to your social media: website and/or blog, Facebook and Twitter

4. All entrants will retain all publication rights; however, a non-exclusive release contract will be required prior to publishing.

5. There is no entry fee. When the book is complete, all included authors are required to aid in the promotion of the book and in promoting their work by doing the following:

• Promoting the book through your social media channels; Facebook, Twitter and website.
• The book will be added to Goodreads.com. Once released, make sure you set up your author page on that website.

6. All entrants must abide by these Requirements or the submission may be deemed unqualified for the final Anthology.

7. All submissions must be the original works of the ISG member. Plagiarism will not be accepted. This includes the use of any third-party prose including but not limited to song lyrics, characters or poetry.  If submitted without written permission, it will result in disqualification. Excessive violence or sex, determined by the editors, will also result in disqualification.

8. To be eligible, entries must be no longer than 10,000 words in length.

9. Each entrant may submit only one manuscript.  No revisions will be accepted.

10. Each submitted story will go through an editing and proofreading process. The editing process will include coordination with the author and the author must make themself available as needed for any changes. A final proof will be provided for your approval and approval will be required in writing prior to release.

11. To add some spice: Many members submitted words for the basis of the anthology but only three were chosen to be required in the story. Below are some of the words submitted that did not get chosen. Incorporate one or more of these words into your story as you wish. Whoever has used the most words listed (beyond the required three) will have their story placed at the beginning of the book. If there is a tie the authors will be listed in alphabetical order by last name. The ‘extra credit’ words are:

Styrofoam • Ginger • Picture • Vineyard • Vernacular • Labyrinth • Sorry

Book Format

When it’s ready, around the beginning of November, we will arrange for the book to be available in both eBook and POD (print on demand) on Amazon.

We challenge you to create a spectacular story and join the ranks of published authors in this soon-to-be unique anthology!

Happy Writing!!

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The Authors of Into the Abyss presented by the Ink Slingers Guild

Hi, everyone!

The book, Into the Abyss, will be released next week and we are proud to announce the author line up for this year! In last years anthology the authors were listed by last name. This year, we went with a little twist! For those of you that have been following the blog for a while, you know that we chose three words that were required to be in this years book of short stories (gravity, innocuous and perilous) BUT you may not know that there were bonus words!

We had nine (9) words that, if incorporated into the story, would be “extra credit”. Whoever included the most words (beyond the required three) would have their story placed at the beginning of the book. If there is a tie the authors will be listed in alphabetical order by last name.

These are the additional words:

Tower • Nemesis • Tree • Brilliant • Glitch • Key • Cahoots • Comedy • Abyss

And here is the order of authors appearing in the next ISG Anthology, INTO THE ABYSS!!

Alden Scott

JM Paquette

Nicole DragonBeck

Erika Lance

Rhiannon Matlock

Lisa Barry

Robert Broughton

Anne Cargile

Dinah Shatter

Desiree Matlock

Angel Woolery

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Book Cover Survey: ISG Book of Short Stories – Volume Two

The next volume of the Ink Slingers’ book of short stories, titled Into the Abyss, is mid edit and it’s time to choose the book cover.  For info on Volume 1, go here.

Please check out these FIVE covers and let us know, in the comments below, the number of the cover that you like best! Thank you!!

Number 1

Number 1

Number 2

Number 2

Number 3

Number 3

Number 4

Number 4

Number 5

Number 5

Update: 11 Sep 13
Hi, all! Based on feedback I’ve had, I have one more for you to choose from. Please check it out and let me know if you prefer it to the previous one you voted for! This is number 6.
Thanks!

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Update: 15 Sep 13
Number 6 wins!

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