Category Archives: Genre – Fantasy Stories
Fantasy Novels, Novellas, Novelettes and Short Stories for all ages
Just in time for Halloween, WDM Publishing has released my latest Deb Logan short story collection! MORE GHOSTS AND GHOULIES continues the tradition of spooky fun for younger readers I started with GHOSTS AND GHOULIES. Grab your copy now and be ready for the spookiest night of the year!
MORE GHOSTS AND GHOULIES
By Deb Logan
Audience: Juvenile | Paranormal | Short Story Collection
Another volume of spooky, supernatural stories for younger readers. This collection of five short stories includes two Dani Erickson tales (“Family Daze” and “Challenging Daze”), two flash stories (“Rush!” and “On Guard”), and an urban fantasy tale (“Terrors”).
My alter-ego, Deb Logan, has been experiencing some really good luck in the last few months! First her short story, TERRORS, was included in an awesome anthology: FICTION RIVER: SPARKS.
Next, another of her short stories appeared in CHRONICLE WORLDS: FEYLAND which hit #1 on Amazon’s Hot New Releases list and really boosted Deb’s author ranking!
Then, she sold a short story to Dreaming Robot Press‘s 2017 Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide which is scheduled to come out early next year!
Hooray for short stories and great anthologies!
Okay, that was the NEWS part of this post. Now we move to RELEASES 😀
WDM Publishing just released TERRORS as a stand-along Spun Yarns short story! *happy dancing*
By Deb Logan
Audience: Juvenile | Paranormal | Short Story
Artie Woodward sees the invisible beings that haunt our world. She recognizes their evil but doesn’t know what to do about it, so she’s learned to hide from their notice. Until Jed Kendrick moves to town. Suddenly, Artie has an ally, a friend, someone else who sees the unseen. Only Jed doesn’t hide. Jed fights back!
And finally, in the SALES category … Deb is participating in a 53 author Urban Fantasy HOT SALE on July 28 – 30! Just think, 53 books priced at either $0.99 or FREE! Be sure to check it out! With that many authors, there’s bound to be something of interest 😀
Deb’s YA urban fantasy, FAERY UNEXPECTED, will be included in the $0.99 group (down from its usual $5.49!), so grab a copy while the sale lasts!
This year is the second Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off or SPFBO! If you enjoy fantasy and you’re looking for your next great read, you should check out this competition, currently underway.
In the next six months, ten book review bloggers will read three hundred fantasy novels. Each blog will choose one favorite book from their stack of thirty, leading to ten finalists. Then all of the blogs will read and rate the finalists to choose a winner. Along the way, they’ll be shining a spotlight on some of the best self-published fantasy novels today. With so many great books to choose from, it’s a fun way to find new books.
There’s no big money prize at the end. The competition’s purpose is to show the high quality of self-published fantasy books being produced today. With so many new books constantly being published on Amazon and other stores, there’s too much to choose from, and it can be hard to weed through to find the books that are well-written and professionally edited. Book reviews help you see what other readers liked, but a lot of reviewers choose not to read anything that was self-published. Many of the judges in SPFBO didn’t read self-published books before the competition. Last year’s contest changed their minds–now they agree that some self-published novels can be just as good as the ones from big traditional publishing companies.
It’s still early in the year-long competition, so only a few reviews have been posted so far, but there’s already a lot of great discussion about the contest. Mark Lawrence, who organizes the contest, keeps a list of all related posts on his blog, or you can find them using the hashtag #SPFBO on Twitter.
There’s also a mini contest of book covers from the 300 entries. See a selection of the best covers and vote for your favorites at the SPFBO Cover Contest!
On a personal note, I entered one of my own novels, A Flight of Marewings, into the contest. I’m still waiting to find out what my reviewer thinks about it, but I’m excited to take part and see what happens. I’ve already seen a lot of books that I want to read in the contest, too, so I’ll be doing reviews of some of the entries on my personal blog. Wish me luck!
This is an exciting time for my alter ego, Deb Logan! First, my short story Terrors has been released in FICTION RIVER: SPARKS, edited by the fabulous Rebecca Moesta.
I’ve written several stories about characters who experience the world differently, teens who see the unseen creatures of the paranormal. But I think Terrors may be the creepiest of these tales!
Terrors came to me full-blown. The first draft of the story flowed effortlessly from subconscious to screen, introducing me to two amazing teens. Artie, a misfit girl who knows too much, and Jed, a surprisingly stable and open-hearted boy with an indomitable desire to protect the innocent. I’m pretty sure the world hasn’t heard the last of these young heroes.
I love this story and was thrilled when Rebecca Moesta chose to include Terrors in this anthology with so many other amazing stories. I hope you’ll enjoy meeting Artie and Jed too 😀
Fiction River: Sparks is available in electronic and paper formats from WMG Publishing, or your favorite electronic bookstore.
Then I discovered that for a limited time (until April 30, 2016), you can get a free electronic version of SPARKS (in the format of your choice) from Kobo. Here’s how:
1) Go to the link to the book: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-ca/ebook/fiction-river-sparks
2) Click on the “Add to Cart” option then go to your Shopping Cart and click on CHECKOUT
3) If you don’t already have an account/credit card on file, select PAYPAL option to pay to bypass entering your credit card
4) Enter the promo code SPARKS into the box that says “enter your promo code here” and hit APPLY
Dani Erickson has a secret. She’s a hereditary demon hunter. The seventh child of a seventh child, she was born to battle the nasty monsters she sees infesting her small Colorado town. Unfortunately, her family doesn’t know. The only girl in her family, she thinks her family wants a pretty Pomeranian, not the ferocious Rottweiler Dani knows herself to be. How far will Dani go to protect her secret life?