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Happy Halloween!!

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Author JD Nelson Stops in to Talk Scary Stuff!

Hi, guys! My name is JD Nelson and I’m here to talk about scary stuff for Halloween!

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Thanks to Author Ellie Potts for having me!

Anybody who knows me, knows that I’m not a big fan of super scary stuff. Yes, I like some scary movies, but I also like sleep (stupid Freddy Krueger). Books tend to be easier for me because my imagination doesn’t go to the Saw type gruesomeness movies usually do, however, I’m still a great big scaredy cat that has to sleep with the light on when it comes to all things creepy.

Unfortunately, not every movie is based on a book, so I have to get my courage up to watch something I know is going to 11977_408738901_hrscare the bejeezus out of me. And when it comes to scaring the crap out of me, M Night Shyamalan does a great job. His movies are more suspenseful and twisty than most. To me, that’s scarier than gruesome horror movies. It’s a pulse-racing, heart pounding, edge of your seat kind of experience.

So, without further adieu, here’s my top three favorite movies by M Night Shyamalan.

The Village

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Members (Bryce Dallas Howard, Joaquin Phoenix, Adrien Brody) of a 19th-century community fear the strange creatures that inhabit the surrounding forest.

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This movie freaked me out. I don’t know whether it was the added excitement of the girl being blind or the monster. It just scared me to death. Like all of M Night Shyamalan’s movies, I didn’t see the end coming. I still have mixed emotions about the outcome.

The Sixth Sense

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Young Cole Sear (Haley Joel Osment) is haunted by a dark secret: he is visited by ghosts. Cole is frightened by visitations from those with unresolved problems who appear from the shadows. He is too afraid to tell anyone about his anguish, except child psychologist Dr. Malcolm Crowe (Bruce Willis). As Dr. Crowe tries to uncover the truth about Cole’s supernatural abilities, the consequences for client and therapist are a jolt that awakens them both to something unexplainable.

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Okay, this movie is truly, truly scary. Number one, ghosts. Two, ghosts. You get the idea. Again, the ending on this one was so unexpected. It made perfect sense, but it was still so stunning. If you haven’t seen it, come out from the rock you’ve been hiding under and watch it!

Signs

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Everything that farmer Graham Hess (Mel Gibson) assumed about the world is changed when he discovers a message – an intricate pattern of circles and lines – carved into his crops. As he investigates the unfolding mystery, what he finds will forever alter the lives of his brother (Joaquin Phoenix) and children (Rory Culkin), (Abigail Breslin). A unique story that explores the mysterious real-life phenomena of crop signs and the effects they have on one man and his family.

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Aliens are scary, like most of the unknown out there, but this movie…SCARY! It may have been because kids were involved. It’s always a little nerve racking when that’s the case. I think this movie blows Independence Day out of the water. Trapped in a isolated farmhouse with aliens surrounding you…no thank you! Mel Gibson gets a ton of bad press, but you can’t deny he’s a great actor in this. Joaquin Phoenix is amazing, too! Watch it!

There you have it! My top three faves!

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Thanks again to Author Ellie Potts for having me here today!

About JD Nelson

JD Nelson is a Bestselling Author of Fantasy Romance and Erotic Paranormal Romance. She is also the owner of Chaste Moon Publishing, an independent publishing house. A transplant from Mobile, Alabama, she gave up Mardi Gras and nelsonfrequent hurricanes to move to the earthquake capital of the United States, the San Francisco Bay Area. She now lives in Central Valley, California with her amazingly supportive husband and four cats who think they’re dogs.

Always short on time, JD has long ago mastered the art of procrastination and was recently crowned Procrastinator of the Year by her editor, which is only slightly better than her being voted Most Likely to Waste Time by Watching Vampire Movies by her readers last year. All jokes aside, JD is a boringly normal person who thinks that coffee pretty much fixes everything … as long as it’s before 6:30AM and the planet Mars is in retrograde. When she’s not spending time with her sexy Swedish husband, you can find her writing, reading, or on her commute to her day job where she wrangles paint onto canvas for the entertainment industry.

JD loves to hear from her readers. You can contact her through her website, AuthorJDNelson.com, or on Facebook, where she spends an alarming amount of time chatting to her many author and reader friends, much to the dismay of her continually neglected manuscripts.

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Author Selah Janel Talks Halloween Costumes… #halloween

10153795_642887535832883_3613546408443011131_nI love autumn in general, but Halloween is the icing on the cake.   I’ve always loved the special kind of magic that the holiday brings, as well as the odd cast of characters. Though I was perpetually afraid of everything as a kid, there was something about Halloween that made me embrace the idea of ghosts, witches, haunted houses, bats, vampires, and everything else—albeit in cute form. Mom and I would spend hours making decorations and putting out pumpkins, anchoring a giant ghost in one of our trees, making sure Marvin the Mummy sat in his proper spot at the window. The night, itself, always seemed longer to me growing up, even though I probably never stayed up too terribly late or did anything particularly terrifying. There was always the possibility, though. Plus, we always went out. It didn’t matter if it was a nice night or blustery (and sometimes the windy/drizzly nights added a lot more to the occasion). My costumes may have been homemade, but I felt transformed every time I trudged out into the streets to get candy. The dark didn’t hurt. Darkness is awesome at making costumes look fantastic and putting the idea of something in people’s heads.

I’ve always had a strange taste for costumes. After the typical animals and Princesses of Power, I came into my own with things like Harpo Marx, the Invisible Man, an elf sitting on a mushroom, a baby witch piggybacking on a mom witch (that was when my mother said I could start learning how to make things on my own). There were Jedi and Vader costumes, and other random things that people wouldn’t peg me for liking. Sometimes there was a sundry ulterior motive (I’d learned how to predict what would win me local costume contests), and other times I just went with what I happened to like at the time. Granted, it wasn’t like I was building professional-quality outfits in my pre-teens and teens, but there’s something about Halloween, especially a small town Halloween, that makes everything look awesome. There was never the option of buying costumes. That simply wasn’t a family tradition. Just as a only the decorations we really, really liked were bought, only the pieces that we needed to buy for a costume were purchased and the rest was left up to us and our imaginations.

In a lot of ways, it was my family’s DIY take on Halloween that led me down the path to theatre, costume design, and, of course, horror and dark fantasy writing. I love the act of taking bits and pieces and making new and unusual things. It doesn’t matter if it’s cloth and things lying about the house, or ideas and bits of archetypes. The stitching together into something else is the same to me, and I love parading them about and collecting people’s reactions like candy.

The possibility of Halloween is the same possibility I find in the horror genre, or in a lot of the other genres I write. The question of “What’s gonna happen tonight?” has turned into “What can I do with this?” It’s a challenge, that same tightrope walking feeling that I felt as a little kid walking down dark streets with my parents, obviously safe in our neighborhood…but never quite knowing if that was the case until we were back home again. I never quite know if an idea or an outfit I’m thinking of will actually work, and sometimes things definitely get harder before I have my answer.

Still, all that possibility and the gleefulness of creating something carries me through and makes me feel at home. It doesn’t matter if it’s a knitted ghost, a purse made out of latex skin, a troll suit, or a book I’m working on. The love of exploring all 0908_Selah_Hedshots_60Cthose little corners and what if’s is the same joy that wandering Halloween aisles in stores, getting the decorations out, and wondering what it would be like to explore a haunted house gave me as a kid.

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Selah Janel is the author of horror, fantasy, and cross-genre stories and books. You can find her ramblings on her blog, on facebook, and twitter.

12026453_816645245123777_1167459120_nLike many young men at the end of the 1800s, Bill signed on to work in a logging camp. The work is brutal, but it promised a fast paycheck with which he can start his life. Unfortunately, his role model is Big John. Not only is he the camp’s hero, but he’s known for spending his pay as fast as he makes it. On a cold Saturday night they enter Red’s Saloon to forget the work that takes the sweat and lives of so many men their age. Red may have plans for their whiskey money, but something else lurks in the shadows. It watches and badly wants a drink that has nothing to do with alcohol. Can Bill make it back out the shabby door, or does someone else have their own plans for his future?

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12047624_816645318457103_1955662672_nWelcome to the Shadows:

Journey with authors Selah Janel and S.H. Roddey to a world where every idea is a possibility and every genre an invitation. In this collection of forty-seven short stories, lines blur and worlds collide in strange and wonderful new ways. Get lost with the authors as they wander among fantasy, horror, science fiction, and other speculative musings.

Shadows can’t hurt you, and sometimes it’s all right to venture off the path.

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George A. Romero King of the Dead

When I think of zombies I think of George A Romero and his Dead movies. My dad let me watch the original Night of the Living Dead when I was little. I had this weird love of them every since. They scare me. It’s like riding a roller coaster. You know you are going to be frightened, screaming, and ready to do it all over again when its over. I think it’s the concept. They are human, but dead, but were human, yet… You get it. The rest of the blog is very heavy with video so keep reading!

I will say that I actually like the 90’s color remake a little more then the original. I like strong women, and well the original Barbara is too mousy for me. The new one gets over the shock that the dead are eating people and saves herself. In those situations you have to realize that sometimes the only person you can really trust is yourself while everyone panics around you in their own ways.

I am not one of the Original Dawn of the Dead fans either. To me the story was boring and slow. I took my little sister and her friend to see the remake in theaters with the running zombies. Which I liked a lot, not the running zombies. Regular slow zombies, hey I have a chance, running zombies I might as well lay down with an all you can eat buffet sign over me.
 

My favorite of the Dead films hands down is Day of the Dead.
You had a more stronger female character, you see the world a few months after this outbreak that killed most of the world. As far as they know they start thinking maybe they are the last people on earth. You have the crazy doctor who teaches you a bit more about the zombie’s as well as Bub!!

George A Romero took a break for a while, and then came back in 2005 to bring us Land of the Dead. You either loved it or hated it. I loved it, my mom thought it was funny when we went and saw it in the theater. This one brought you some famous faces that you have seen. The world has been taken over by the zombies, and humans live in a walled in city. Where the rich live in luxury while the poor gets to struggle down below.

In 2007 Romero brought us Diary of the Dead. A bunch of college kids are making a movie, which happens on the night of the outbreak. So he is taking us back to the start, and they end up making a documentary of this weird outbreak. It was scary and I liked the new view of the beginning of the end.

Survival of the Dead came out in 2009 and was about a group of soldiers looking to escape the zombies and come across an island. But on the island their is a family feud going on. One family wants to destroy all the dead, while the other is holding on for a cure. The soldiers end up getting involved.

So what is your favorite Dead movie?

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Wicked Reads Halloween Blog Hop

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I wanted to share with you my newest release- Island of the Zombie King.

Blurb:

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Survive…

That had been three years ago. Now on an island off the coast of California a group of random people are doing just that surviving. You might be able to call it a utopia, as the world they knew is over run by flesh eating monsters. It looked like life was getting back to normal, or so they thought. Brian, has plans, which includes more than ruling the island he wants to rule the world and he might know how to do it. It is up to Ben, Kiley, and Ted who know the secret, and together they will have to stop Brian before he destroys their new home.

Welcome to Island of the Zombie King. Book 1 in the Mad World Series.

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A Short Story from Author Toy Davis

Dull Little World

Zenarce sat in heaven and looked down on the new world God had created. It was a world that thrived with life. It had plant life, animal life and the newly created human life, but even with all that life it was a dull little word.

Zenarce rested his chin on his balled fist. “Hmmm,” he thought with disappointment. “It Is such a sad little place.”

The creation of the world had been rushed, no more than six days. God had not taken the time to give it color, life yes, but not color. Heaven was filled with color, beautiful and vivid. Even hell had the color of blood and flames but this new world; Earth, was just made up of white, black and greys.

He shook his head. He did not agree with the bleakness of it. “Why didn’t he make it with color?”

“Why do you not add it?” Michael, the archangel, asked.

Zenarce looked at him. Unlike Zenarce, Michael had large wings and worn armor. He was one of God’s most loyal soldiers. “Because God will not like me doing that.”

“God will not notice,” he confided. “Lucifer has rebelled and we are now bound for war.”
“Lucifer,” he repeated; stunned by the revelation. “But he was God’s first son.”

“Yes, yes,” he waved his hand. He didn’t like to be reminded that his brother had been created before him. “That is why God will not notice. When Lucifer rebelled, being his first son, he took a lot of angels wit0h him.”

Zenarce said nothing has Michael said his goodbyes and rushed off. Alone, he thought of what his brother had said. Perhaps he could do it himself. The Earth needed color, how else were the humans going to learn what beauty was. Without beauty the world would not know compassion, and a creature without compassion was not a creature worthy of life.

A sense of duty filled Zenarce. He grabbed his paints and brushes, and went to Earth. Hidden in the shadows, out of the view of the humans, he painted the world. He made sure to paint every gain of said, but getting every strand of fur was a bit harder so there were strands left white. The sunsets and sunrises were the only clue to his feelings and existence, everything else was painted while the world wasn’t looking.

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We all have them. That one scene in a scary movie that scares the crap out of you, and makes you remember that movie.

Here are just a few of mine: (Spoliers)

  1. Nightmare on Elm Street when Freddy comes down the ally with his arms long. 
  2. When Candyman comes out at the end.
  3. Return of the Living Dead Tarman zombie “More brains!”
  4. The Descent when they turn on the camera in the dark and see the monster thing.
  5. All of Inside.

I love watching and hearing about people’s scariest moments.

What are some of yours?

Island of the Zombie King Cover Reveal!

It’s time to share my new story! Coming at you this week!

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**Mature 18+ for explicit adult situations. Dark Erotic Science Fiction/Horror. Contains graphic scenes of violence

Survive…

That had been three years ago. Now on an island off the coast of California a group of random people are doing just that surviving. You might be able to call it a utopia, as the world they knew is over run by flesh eating monsters. It looked like life was getting back to normal, or so they thought. Brian, has plans, which includes more than ruling the island he wants to rule the world and he might know how to do it. It is up to Ben, Kiley, and Ted who know the secret, and together they will have to stop Brian before he destroys their new home.

Welcome to Island of the Zombie King. Book 1 in the Mad World Series.

More news coming soon 🙂