Horror High School: Return of the Loving Dead Debuts

Horror High School: Return of the Loving Dead

Return of the Loving Dead is the first book in the Horror High School series.

Horror High School: Return of the Loving Dead is now available in Kindle, Nook and paperback from Curiosity Quills Press.

True love never dies, which is exactly what Amber Vanderkamp discovers when her soul mate Zach is bitten by a zombie and joins the legions of living impaired. In Horror High School: Return of the Loving Dead, zombies are a part of everyday life, but that doesn’t stop Amber’s world from being wonderful. Her grades are perfect, she’s in love, and she’s managed to get the lead in every school play since elementary school. But when Zach gets zombified, her wonderful world is thrust into chaos-especially when someone seems to be trying take undead Zach out of the picture.

Check it out at Amazon.

Win a “Wind Up Hearts” Mug

Simply like us or friend us on Facebook or become a Twitter follower with a mention of my newest book, Wind Up Hearts, and be entered into a raffle for a coffee mug with the outstanding cover artwork for the book.

Here is the link for the raffle: a Rafflecopter giveaway

Like Juliet and Romeo

Wind Up Hearts romance novella

Several years ago I wrote a song called “Like Juliet and Romeo” which I had intended to put on a CD that never materialized.

In celebration of the release of Wind Up Hearts, my romance novella from Curiosity Quills Press, I decided it might be appropriate to share the song. I hope you enjoy it.

Like Juliet and Romeo (words and music copyright Stan Swanson)

Wind Up Hearts released

Wind Up HeartsMy newest work, Wind Up Hearts, has been released in e-book format by Curiosity Quills Press.

It is available from Amazon in Nook format and Barnes & Noble in Kindle format.

Wind Up Hearts from Amazon

Wind Up Hearts from Barnes & Noble

If one’s heart is constructed of metal and considered indestructible, can love and romance still find a place within?

That is the question facing Henry Thackery who spends over a hundred years pursuing the woman of his dreams—Emily Harding. After Henry and Emily become recipients of the Merganthol Circulatory Assistance Device, we follow their journey from 1875 to the present day and Henry’s unflinching quest to convince Emily (the love of his life) to become his bride.

Will Henry be successful in his pursuit of love or will Emily ultimately “break” his indestructible heart?

A tale of romance more than science fiction, Wind-Up Hearts will tug at the strings of your heart whether it be mechanical or flesh and blood.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Wind-Up Hearts by Stan Swanson

Wind-Up Hearts

by Stan Swanson

Giveaway ends March 03, 2014.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

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Finding Poe by Leigh M. Lane

WHY YOU SHOULD READ MY BOOK

TODAY: Finding Poe by Leigh M. Lane

Finding PoeThanks so much for considering my work for promotion on your blog.  I would like to give my Gothic horror, Finding Poe, a little nudge.  It is not my newest book, but it is the one I feel is most deserving of more attention.  My short argument:

I believe horror should work on multiple levels, and I’m a big advocate for the resurgence of classic tropes.  I wrote Finding Poe as an homage to not only one of the greatest writers of all time but also to a genre that deserves far more attention on the contemporary front.  The Gothic structure is as elegant as the language use it requires.  It turns terror and suspense into art in its purest form.
My motif has long been, “Words are like shards of stained glass. By themselves they’re worthless; however, when placed together in just the right way, they can become brilliant works of art.”  In no other genre is this more evident.  Gothic horror is immersive, elusive, and disturbing all at once.  Few writers have done justice to the genre as deeply and beautifully as has Poe.
When I set out to write Finding Poe, I had in mind a meta-Gothic story.  That is, I wanted to write a novel that not only fit the Gothic requirements but also offered an analysis of the genre itself.  What resulted was a mosaic pieced together from elements of Poe’s greatest works.  Fans will notice references from over twenty of his poems and short stories.  Moreover, they will notice an underlying theme that pulls those pieces into a cohesive whole.  The work is a puzzle in and of itself, and those who solve it will have a deeper understanding of what drove the Gothic master himself.
Author links:

http://www.cerebralwriter.com

https://www.facebook.com/AuthorLeighMLane

Lisa Lane

Wind Up Hearts Cover Reveal

Wind Up HeartsLove the cover for Wind Up Hearts which is due out in February from Curiosity Quills Press. Artist is Alexandria Thompson. Great job, Alex.

If one’s heart is constructed of metal and considered indestructible, can love and romance still find a place within? That is the question facing Henry Thackery who spends over a hundred years pursuing the woman of his dreams—Emily Harding. After Henry and Emily  become recipients of the Merganthol Circulatory Assistance Device, we follow their journey from 1875 to the present day and Henry’s unflinching quest to convince Emily (the love of his life) to become his bride. Will Henry be successful in his pursuit of love or will Emily ultimately “break” his indestructible heart? A tale of romance more than science fiction, Wind-Up Hearts will tug at the strings of your heart whether it be mechanical or flesh and blood.