I've been considering the possibility of self-publishing my fiction for quite a long time now. For a while, I put the idea off because I wanted enough stories available to create a full-sized hard-cover or paperback book. Still, I was intrigued enough with the idea that I looked into what it would take to self-publish; and after checking with the various agencies that offer the appropriate services and speaking with folks who have done it, I realized that there would be quite a technical learning curve to overcome in order to meet my goal. Of course, if one is willing to spend the right amount of money, it's possible to get everything done with very little personal effort. Considering that my collection still isn't large enough to publish in a full-sized book, I haven't seen any point in going further with the idea until later. (Whew!) That said, I still found myself wanting to get my material out there without always having to take my chances submitting to various horror magazines.
I did continue exploring the possibilities therefore, and I finally found a venue that suited my needs and would allow me to offer each of my pieces of fiction for a minimal price as well as a zip file containing the entire collection. So, I began the slow process of setting up another blog/website, permissions for photos and all of the technical issues involved with making it happen last summer. As I've probably mentioned before, I'm not the most technically savvy person in the world; that's why it has taken me months to get this project off the ground. Today however, I'm pleased to announce that things are ready to roll and I'm very happy to provide a link here to my new blog/website, which is called Tales of Romance and Horror.
What are my stories about? Well, the title of my new web page pretty much tells it all. Most of my fiction contains all the darkly romantic and sensual elements that my twisted mind can conjure up; this while keeping an eye on magick, the supernatural and horror. If you take the time to read through my material you,ll be brought to places where seductive vampires roam, alluring femme fatales lead their victims to their potential demise, and where hideous creatures terrify and wreak havoc.
Enough said then, I present you all with Tales of Dark Romance and Horror.
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