Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Launch Day: A Long Time Dead

My second collection of short stories, 'A Long Time Dead', is now available in both print and eBook. Grab your copy today!

Where you can buy the eBook: 
Amazon: http://amzn.eu/7OBFvrH
Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-long-time-dead-wondra-vanian/1125551692?ean=2940157584641

Where you can buy the print book: 
Amazon: http://amzn.eu/0hlowxz
Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-long-time-dead-wondra-vanian/1125551692?ean=9781946072276

Where you can buy the audio book: 
Amazon: http://amzn.eu/0L9YzOX

As a special Launch Day treat, enjoy this excerpt from "The Fallibility of God":
Sometimes, rumors spread so widely – permeate society so completely – that even the poor schmucks they're about start to believe them. 
Just ask God. 
A rumor started, a long, long time ago now, that God is infallible. Perfect. Omniscient. Completely untrue, of course, but it sounded good, which is how rumors take off. 
If God were infallible, there wouldn't be floods that destroy entire towns. If he were perfect, there wouldn't be murderers and psychopaths wandering the streets. If he were omniscient, certain creatures would never have been created. 
Take zombies, for example. 
There would be no zombies today if God were as all-knowing and all powerful as the rumors would have him be. He would have seen the error of his ways, before he made them, and he would have spared the world countless centuries of fear and uncertainty. 

Launch Day: The Call/Welcome to the Dance

Thirteen O'Clock Press's double anthology feature, The Call/Welcome to the Dance, is now available!

My YA short story, "A Dance With Death" is part of this awesome antho. Get it here: http://www.horrifiedpress.com/

Monday, 6 February 2017

Monday's Meme of the Week

Let me be clear: I do not find this amusing. Terrifying. Horrifying. Butt-clenchingly frightening.

All too true.

But not amusing.

This shit is scary, y'all.

Saturday, 4 February 2017

A Day at the Pictures

I love the Six Nations. Why? Well, it's not because I'm a huge rugby fan. Jay and I came to an agreement, several years ago now, that I'd get a movie day so he could go hang out with his friends and watch the match.

I'd say the agreement is skewed in my favour!

Anywho... Today was my first rugby movie day. What did I go see?

Sing is exactly what you'd expect it to be: fun and feel-good but nothing special. It's good. Just good.

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter was nostalgic. It was nice to see Claire again and to go back to the Hive.

The special effects and stunts were slick. Visually, it was stunning.

You'll notice I've refrained from giving any kind of opinion yet. I'm finding it hard to form one. I keep going back and forth between "This was good fun. I loved it!" and "What the fuck was up with that? Oh, I don't like that."

What did you think of it?

Acceptance #2 of 2017

After an incredibly slow start to the year, I feel like I'm finding my stride again.

My creepy, sexy short story, "The Night He Came", is joining Thirteen O'Clock Press's Blood anthology. Whoot!

It's a story that I fought with for a long time and never really felt comfortable enough to submit. For starters, it was in first person and that never sits well with me. So I re-wrote it in third person and gave it a new ending and... success!

Friday, 3 February 2017

The Prediction Weekly Flash Fiction Challenge

Today, I'm a happy Wondra. I just started taking part in the Prediction Weekly Flash Fiction Challenge and scored the top spot. Whoot!

It's been pointed out to me, on many occasions, that brevity is not my strong suit so sticking to such a small word limit is a real toughie for me. This'll be good practice.

I strongly suggest that all you writers join in! Go here: http://predictionfiction.blogspot.co.uk/

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Cover Reveal: The Call/Welcome to the Dance

We have a cover for the upcoming horror anthology double feature, The Call/Welcome to the Dance:

I was a little disappointed that the two anthologies were combined into one but I do love this cover!

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Acceptance #1 of 2017

Well, it took almost a month for me to get my shit together (It's been a rough mental health month.) but I've made my first three submissions for 2017 and had my first acceptance. 


My short story, "In My Day...", will be appearing in Thirteen O'Clock Press's Victim anthology. To see other open calls, visit Horrified Press

What I've Been Watching: January 2017

Gilmore Girls, season 6  ⭐⭐
Star Wars: Rogue One  🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Edge of Tomorrow  ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Sausage Party  ⭐⭐⭐
The Autopsy of Jane Doe  ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (runner-up)
Stigmata  ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Spectral  ⭐⭐
Looper  ⭐⭐⭐
Gilmore Girls, season 7  ⭐⭐
The Exorcist, season 1  ⭐⭐⭐
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life  ⭐⭐⭐
Columbo: How to Dial a Murder  ⭐⭐⭐
The Addams Family  ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Scorpion, season 2  ⭐⭐⭐
Don't Breathe  ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Legend  ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Hotel Transylvania  ⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Strain, season 3  ⭐⭐⭐
After the Dark  ⭐⭐⭐
Push  ⭐⭐⭐
Into the Woods  ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Rezort  ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Big Bang Theory, season 1  ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Big Bang Theory, season 2  ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Limitless  ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Big Bang Theory, season 3  ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Battleship  ⭐⭐⭐
We Are Still Here  ⭐⭐
Killer Legends  ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

This month's winner: Star Wars: Rogue One. I can't believe that, being a massive fan, it didn't occur to me that everyone was going to die until I was in love with all the characters. The feels!

What I'm into right now: SciFi, especially time travel and alien invasion. Can you recommend any good titles in this category?