An Immortal Valentine’s Night: An Immortal Future novella

Love is in the air, and to celebrate Valentine’s Day, I have a brand new novella. High school’s shenanigans, shifters, vampires, and an ecological disaster that has changed the face of the planet… What could go wrong on An Immortal Valentine’s Night? Only 99 cents for a limited time.

AIVN Madmimi 400x600“The year is 2032, the planet has been ravaged by the Eco Death, humanity is forced to live under domes, and Dante Alighieri High School for paranormal pupils is preparing for the annual Valentine’s Night Party. The seniors have distributed old-fashioned valentine cards, and the Drako Del Sarto triplets are planning their big night out.
Darius has decided it’s time to confess his sentiments to Selene, a cute little vampire from his History of the Occult class.
Arianna and Daniel don’t want to hide their relationship any longer and are getting ready to talk to their families.
Serses has fallen in love for the first time, but he can’t talk about it with anyone else.
The rest of the school is alive with preparations, but not everyone has Love on their mind when it comes to a secret Valentine’s Night Party.”
An Immortal Valentine’s Night is the first YA novella in the Immortal Future series, starring the sons and daughters of Marcus and Alexander from The Immortals.

An Immortal Valentine’s Night: An Immortal Future novella

An Immortal Christmas: The Immortals Book 9

Merry Christmas and the happiest New Year to all of you!

An Immortal Christmas, a novella

AIC 3DA rare Christmas full moon, a mislead alpha werewolf, love & betrayal, and a magic spell.

Once upon a time in Spain, Constantine was madly in love with Camelia. It didn’t matter to him that he belonged to an elitist werewolf clan and their union was doomed from the start. He was just content to be with her.

Then one sad day, Camelia left Constantine to marry an Italian werewolf. Shunned by his family and crazy with grief, he asked a warlock to put a spell on him. The request was simple. Constantine wanted his soulmate’s bonds to be revoked. The price was astronomical. If he and his ex-lover would ever be close again, he would die by the next full moon. So, he put an ocean of distance between them and moved to Seattle.

Only, Camelia is in Seattle, and the full moon is on Christmas, the next day…

Will the power of love heal ancient wounds and save Constantine’s life?

An Immortal Christmas: The Immortals Book 9

Lupo, The Immortals Book 8

Lupo

Can love conquer death? Lupo 3D

Young werewolf Lupo has lost everything. His soulmate, Jasmine, died in a tragic accident he feels responsible for. A paranormal court sentenced him to a year in Regina Coeli, the dreaded Roman prison every paranormal fears. Regrets and past enemies haunt his long days and nights in jail, and only his imaginary conversations with Jasmine keep Lupo sane.

The date of his release comes by, and he is forced to deal with the outside world, and a reality where Jasmine is alive only in his mind.

Will Lupo find the strength to fight for his life and have the happy ending he so much deserves?

Lupo, The Immortals Book 8

Christmas Lites Authors: JG Faherty

51PhQyYi12LOur next Christmas Lites’ author, JG Faherty is best known for his horror tales with a distinctively dark humoristic twist, but for this year’s anthology he has gone a different route…

Let’s hear the story behind A Christmas Tale from him, and be ready to shed a tear or two. I did.

 

 

 

 

“A Christmas Tail – How I Came to Write a Happy Story

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Christmas Lites V is, obviously, the fifth in this series of holiday-themed anthologies for the benefit of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV). I’m proud to be in three of them. Each year, Amy Eye puts together a fine collection of stories from a variety of authors who work in all sorts of genres. My particular expertise is horror, sometimes with a twist of dark humor, and in the past I’ve provided her with stories about a demon Santa toy who delivers a terrible wish to a bad, bad child and a vengeful Santa who teaches some naughty children a lesson after they steal his magic bag of presents.

So when it came time to do a story for Christmas Lites V, my first instinct was to do another scary-funny tale. But something odd happened when I started writing. You might say it was a Christmas miracle.

It wasn’t scary, and it wasn’t funny.

One of the basic tenets of writing is you have to let the story write itself. At least during the first draft. Don’t create word limits. Let the story take you places you didn’t expect to go. And A Christmas Tail quickly departed from the path I’d originally intended, veering from a boy and his ghost dog who decide to get back at the people who ruined Christmas for him into something totally heartwarming.

A rare occurrence for me!

Not that I haven’t ever done heartwarming. I’ve had some very emotional scenes in some of my books. And over the years I’ve done some non-fiction stories for the Chicken Soup for the Soul series (if you’ve read my horror fiction, that will come as a real shock to you!).

So I let the story take me where it wanted to go.

What I ended up with was a tale of love and loss, family and friends, and redemption.

The love and loss wasn’t hard to capture. At the time, it was still only a year since I’d lost my own dog, a Chocolate lab named Harley. She’d been my constant companion at my desk while I wrote every book and story published before 2015. Even now, I sometimes look down and expect to see her there, staring up at me with her deep brown eyes, waiting patiently (and sometimes not so patiently!) for a cookie or a walk.

Family and friends? Easy enough. I’m blessed to have all my close family and friends still with me, and I get to see them all for the holidays.

Redemption? That was a little harder. What’s it like to be estranged from everyone you care about, to be alone on the streets at Christmas? To live hand to mouth while bitter cold sucks the life from you and nothing else matters but finding a warm place to sleep and maybe a cup of coffee or a bowl of soup to stave off hunger for a few hours?

That was the hardest part of the story, but it’s what writers have to do—put ourselves in other peoples’ shoes—if they want to create something that will touch people in some way.

When all was said and done, I ended up with a story radically different from what I’d intended, but one that I was very happy with. You know you’ve done good when you go back to proofread/edit it and certain scenes make you smile or bring a tear to your eye.

Because ultimately before we can write for others, we have to write for ourselves, and if a story doesn’t work for the writer there’s no chance it will work for the readers.

Even after I finished it, I still wondered if perhaps I should put it aside and write something more in line of what my readers, and Amy, tend to expect from me. But then I thought, maybe this is the best time to put out a story like this one. The world is becoming more and more violent, and people are becoming angrier and more frightened and more confused.

Maybe they need to see that there’s hope at the end of the day.

After all, that’s what the Christmas Lites anthologies are all about. Bringing hope to victims of violence.

Pick up this book. It’s filled with great stories by people like Ottilie Weber, Douglas Wynne, Angela Yuriko Smith, Monica La Porta, and, of course, compiler and all-around great person, Amy Eye. And don’t forget volumes I-IV, which include stories by Patrick Frievald, Cassie McCown, Phil Cantrill, and many others.

Heck, it’s Christmas! Buy them all. Give them as gifts. Make someone smile and support a good cause all at once.

Or next year you might end up on the wrong end of my very unhappy Santa.”

JG Faherty is the Bram Stoker Award®- and ITW Thriller Award-nominated author of five novels, seven novellas, and more than 50 short stories. He writes adult and YA horror/sci-fi/fantasy, and his works range from quiet, dark suspense to over-the-top comic gruesomeness.
A lifelong resident of New York’s highly haunted Hudson Valley region, JG grew up amid Revolutionary War graveyards, haunted roads, and woods filled with ghostly apparitions. His varied professional career includes working as a resume writer, laboratory manager, accident scene photographer, zoo keeper, scientist, and salesman. He began writing fiction in 2001, and his short stories, poetry, and articles have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies.
For more information about his books, or to arrange signings or readings, visit:

www.jgfaherty.com

www.facebook.com/jgfaherty

www.twitter.com/jgfaherty

Christmas Lites Authors: JG Faherty

Christmas Lites Authors: Dani J Caile

Every year, a group of talented authors bands together under the guidance of a great 51PhQyYi12Leditor, Amy Eye, to provide readers with the best Christmas Lites’ edition yet. I asked my fellow anthologists if they wanted to talk about the inspiration behind their shorts, and they enthusiastically answered with insightful posts.

Without further ado, let’s welcome Dani J Caile, our first featured author, who wrote for the anthology a science fiction short, Ulysses II.

About the making of Ulysses II:

“When I first heard about the anthology “Christmas Lites“, I jumped at the chance, especially when I found out that every cent was going to such a worthy cause (NCADV). The only thing I regret is that I got to 12313654_930040423699027_6522444894343036484_nhear about it so late, as this is the fifth collection. But I feel lucky to be included this time.
My story, “Ulysses II”, is set at Christmas time, 2256, a time when almost all traditions have been forgotten in favour of survival against an alien race threatening to annihilate the human race. The aliens represent the violence forever present in our lives, ready to pounce at any moment, and the humans try to keep the status quo of peace and tranquility. In the end, it is only the ‘call’ of Christmas that rescues the humans onboard Ulysses II from certain death or a life of slavery. On another thought, the POV isn’t from the hero trying to control the situation and push for a conclusion, rather the POV of a sideliner, a coward, a bystander to the action, but with the means to ‘give’ the solution. We all have that power, and some even have luck on their side, if they try.
I’m reading the anthology now and it’s full of heartwarming Christmas stories. I feel honoured to be in this company of writers. I’d like to thank Amy Eye for allowing me to contribute.”

Dani J Caile

Dani J Caile is a teacher and proofreader (BA in Philology specialising in Pedagogy) who is 12295237_930041737032229_5383007049790910287_ncurrently residing in Budapest, Hungary. After a lifetime of reading clones and a decade of proofreading coffee table books, in retaliation he has written 5 fantasy books and 1 novella, including ‘Man by a tree’, ‘The Bethlehem Fiasco’, ‘The Rage of Atlantis’, ‘Manna-X’ and ‘TDX2’, (plus ‘Alice on the Outside-In’). His latest book, ‘How to Build a Castle in Seven Easy Steps’, is available now. He has also published a short story compilation on smashwords.com called ‘Dani’s Shorts’ available for free, and his stories can be found in many anthologies. When not writing, dabbling in Shakespeare, teaching English, proofreading, washing up, hoovering, and driving all over the place, he is busy with his loving and long-suffering family.

http://danijcaile.blogspot.hu/
Twitter: @jedlica
Free ebook (Dani’s Shorts 5): https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/587914

Christmas Lites Authors: Dani J Caile

Christmas Lites V

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It’s that time of the year again!

Just in time for the holidays, the wonderful Amy Eye has compiled the fifth anthology in the Christmas Lites series. As always, this book supports the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. So, if you want to donate to a great charity like NCADV and read awesome shorts, consider buying Christmas Lites V.

Below is the list of authors who participated in the 2015 anthology. I contributed with a short set in the future of The Immortals universe, starring Daniel (Marcus and Diana’s son) and Arianna (Alexander and Ravenna’s daughter.)

Frank Smith
Dani J Caile
Rachel Reese
Ja Clement
Tricia Kristufek
Annabelle Kristufek
Douglas Wynne
Monica La Porta
Phil Cantrill
Tiffany Michelle Brown
Stacy Garrett
Sean Pothier
JB Lynn
Anita Stewart
DT Dyllin
Ottilie Weber
Angela Yuriko Smith
JG Faherty
William Gent
Brandon Eye
Vered Ehsani
Alana Lorens

Christmas Lites V

Goodreads Best Romance Choice Awards 2015

Hi, everyone! If you read any of my novels and you liked them, would you add one of my 2015 titles to the Goodreads Choice Awards 2015? Right now, An Immortal Valentine’s Day, Raphael, and The Lonely wolf are eligible. Example on how to vote below. Thank you!!!

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Goodreads Best Romance Choice Awards 2015