Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Halloween Contest

Sam Cheever is sponsoring her fourth annual Trick or Treating Bash  on a street near
you!  The street is inexplicably filled with some of your favorite authors and they will be
waiting by the door with tricks and treats for you.  The lucky winner gets a Halloween Bag
with a Kindle e-reader in it, books, assorted candy, and other wonderful prizes from the
authors who live on Sam’s street. To play, visit
Sam’s Halloween Contest page from
October 24th through October 31st for instructions and to get started. Only one trip down
the street per contestant and you must be at least 18 to play! Come and join the fun and
play for a chance to win a Kindle and a bag of goodies. You might be surprised to learn
who lives on Sam’s street!

Remember the contest doesn't start till the 24th of October!

Here is my two part question... How many horror books did I write. Give me the names of two of them. LOOK IN PREVIOUS POSTS ON THIS BLOG.

2nd question.... Guess what my favorite candy is during this time of year:
2)Bubble Gum
3)Kit Kat

I recently did an interview with Franny Armstrong on blogtalk radio -----> Here's the link to get a recap and I'm pretty sure I said the answer.  

email me your answers to put Halloween Contest in the subject line.

Thanks for playing!! Here's the link to trick or treat at the next house. Have fun!!

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Horror Books Just in Time for Halloween

Hey everyone, I've been busy. I've written three short horror stories. Yep, you heard me right. I wrote some horror. And Ii have to say I love it. I've received two contracts already and I'm waiting to hear back from the third. So this Halloween make sure you go to my new publisher Wicked Nights to pick up my stab at true horror.


What’s the difference between a hobby and an obsession? Clive can’t fight the call of a dusty old shop. After bailing out on his sick wife for one last haul, he enters a place of pure excitement and terror. Can Clive escape the shop or is his destiny set in stone? 
Release date is October 15th 

The Drum by Raven Starr

Troy woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning. He’s a bit under the weather but to his demanding wife none of that matters. Forced to go to his wife’s friends fresh from vacation in Africa, Troy wishes for the single life. Tonight will be full of photos, stories and possibly death. See what becomes of bumbling Troy in ‘The Drum.’

coming soon in October from Wicked Nights

Monday, September 13, 2010

Tell me what ya think?

Hello all, I was sitting in my bed sick as hell when this story came to mind. I'm only posting an excerpt of this new short but let me know what ya think.
Check it out.
The Record Shop by Raven Starr

Clive didn’t have to think, he knew what his wife would have done. She would have made him homemade soup. She would’ve catered to his every whim. She was selfless. He dropped his head in shame.
“Oh stop with the feelings of guilt now. You’ve both given your wives the best present ever.”
Roger and Clive exchange a worried glance.
“What is that?” Roger sniffed.
Clive snickered. “Freedom from what?”
Mr. Diabolus lowered his gaze. “Freedom from you from always coming in second to your crazy obsessions. Each time you chose the records over your mate brought you closer to me, closer to your true fate, to your new home.”
“This is madness! You can’t keep us here!”
“Are you sure about that? Who’s looking for you? Your wives? Did you even tell them exactly where you were going? Did you?”
Clive fell back on to the dusty floor in defeat.
Mr. Diabolus laughed. “Don’t look so glum, chum. You’ll get used to it. This is what you cared about most. The Holy Grail for your massive collection.”
“Let me out. Let me go back to my wife and I’ll make her breakfast in bed. I’ll spend more time as a family doing things together. Give me one more chance, please! I’m beggin you.”
“Oh don’t beg dear boy, that won’t help you. How many times did you say the very same thing to her? How many times did you promise to show her you’ve changed?”
“This is my third shot. I wanted to show her how much I love her. I have changed. I can be the man she sees in my eyes.” Clive paused.
“And—” Mr. Diabolus probed.
“I couldn’t fight the call to be here. I told her I’d stay if she wanted me too. I don’t live in New York and I figured since she’s a homebody I could see the sites. It was just gonna be for a few hours I thought. . .”
“Yes, I know exactly what you thought. Let me show you your wife.” The crafty owner pulled out a record and spun it like a basketball on the tip of his ginger. Like a black and white tv full of static the blurry image appeared in the grooves. Clive saw his wife lying in bed. Her body hot with fever. Each time she coughed the bed shook. Her eyes were swollen and her hair was a mess. Their children jumped up and down on the bed while the oldest ducked out to hang with friends. Clive’s heart sank. Here was the woman he claimed to love surely she could’ve used his help, but he was no where to be seen. How wasn’t he there helping her?
“I’m so sorry, my love. I’m so very sorry.”
“Oh stop it. She’s not here you don’t have to act so pussy whipped.”
“I love her, damn you!” Clive shouted.
“Obviously not enough. How much is too much? How long could she stand playing second fiddle to your precious ebony disks? It’s not everyday you get to get see her, stroke her soft tawny skin or feel her breathe on the back of your neck. Three strikes and your out, my friend.”
“Nooo,” Clive dove at Mr. Diabolus but found himself crashing into another row of records. “What the fuck!” Clive stared at his hands.
“The only things you can truly touch are these. . .” Mr. Diabolus tossed him an album. Clive fingered the smooth black surface. He cradled the record like a newborn child.
“So what happens to us now?” Roger asked.
“You stay here and hunt forever and ever and ever.”

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Torn is out now!!

Hey Hey everyone I have some awesome news. I'm back!!
I have finally had a release. Torn by Raven Starr is out from Red Rose Publishing.

Check out the blurb and an excerpt:

Everybody falls in love and everyone gets hurt. Alyssa Kendall is no different. But what would you do if the love of your life was being held captive by a psychopath?

How far would you go?

Alyssa finds out just how far she’ll go for love, revenge and peace of mind. She’s not Torn between two men, but between the two halves of herself.

Which half will win? Find out in Torn.


Alyssa walked to a dusty box and picked up a rusty bolt cutter. “I found this back there.” She jerked her head toward the direction of the back. “I wanna you start cutting his fingers off. He’ll talk after two of his digits are on the floor.”

Disaster took the bolt cutter away from her. “And if he doesn’t talk then what?”

Alyssa turned to stare at Morris, his eyes locked on the deadly weapon. “Well, if he doesn’t talk I’m sure I think of other objects on his body that could be cut off.”

Alyssa walked past Disaster and sat up on one of the boxes to get a front row seat to the finger fest waiting to begin.

“You heard her, boys, cut his damn fingers off.”

Morris fidgeted the best he could being tied to a chair. G-Dog got the celebratory honor of being the cut-master. She watched as he steadied himself, positioned the teeth of the bolt cutter just above the first knuckle of his index finger.

“You’ll never be able to kill another kid in this neighborhood after this.” He joked.

He clamped down a blood curding scream rang through the warehouse. Alyssa never blinked, she watched patiently as Morris’ fingers dropped to the floor. It didn’t take long before Morris was more than willing to give up Trevor’s cell phone number, secret location and his social security number as long as they stopped cutting his fingers off. Morris’ shirt was soaked with sweat and blood.

She turned to stare at Disaster. “Here take this.” She pulled out a bankroll of cash. Half now as promised, you’ll get the rest when the job is done.”

Disaster pocketed the money and winked. “Go do your thing.”

“Back off of him for a minute,” Alyssa called from her perch.

“Damn, man I was just having fun.” G-Dog kicked Morris, stepping back.

She licked her lips, hopped off the box and went to Morris’ side. Again, she took out her cell phone then held it out to him.

“Oh, yeah you don’t have the fingers to dial the number, allow me.” Morris shivered. She assumed it was from the loss of blood.

“Any day now, Morris. I have all night, but somehow I don’t think you’re gonna make it.”

Let's spread the word!!!
Pick up your copy today!!
Big Hugs,

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Something about Me and Coming Soon News

Hello all, I know it's been a long time. Life happens though, right? I've been wanting to swing by and chat about dyslexia and the author. Most folks don't know that I am like many folks who struggle with Dyslexia. I remember in school I hated reading out loud. I would try to count the heads in front of me and read the paragraphs so if the teacher got to me I wouldn't stumble.

I didn't want to tell anyone, plus being high school at the time, who would care. They would all laugh at me regardless. It wasn't until I graduated, and really started writing more poetry and short stories. It was through the written word I gained self esteem and courage.

I wanted to do this as a Vlog but I'm not a techno chick so you'll have to forgive me. I wanted to tell everyone starting April 15th, the Red Rose Publishing authors will be doing a virtual blog. I'll post the details as they come, but this is what I know so far.
It'll start the 15th and readers will start at one blog and follow the story through all of the blogs. The readers also must leave a comment to be entered into a contest. I will post the prizes and such as the day gets closer.
I'll be doing chapter 20 so I'm pretty excited to see what we'll be working on.

And just in touch any of you are interested in Avon, I sell that too. hahaha
Plus don't forget about my blogtalk radio station One World One Voice. We spoke with Andras Jones and the RRP authors took over last week. Coming up Lisa Wilcox and some awesome RT authors.

Don't forget to check out The Perfect Match and Tainted Blood from Red Rose Publishing
Soon I'll be working on edits for Torn. If your a member of my yahoo group then you'll be able to read my story Seperate but Together. Read it and let me know what ya think.
Big Hugs,