Days of the Dead Tour is Creeptastic!

DaysofDead Banner V1 copyIf you haven’t been following my Days of the Dead blog tour, you’re missing the best treats and tricks this Halloween season!

Here are the latest links from my blogging hosts!

No More Grumpy Bookseller—I talk about Something Wicked and Wonderful This Way Comes http://bit.ly/1kIlyzS

The Evolution of Ruin Creek, our story for The Weird Wild West, is on Espec Books WWW coverhttp://bit.ly/1GE9QQy

I get talking about how ghosts are different depending on the difference between urban fantasy and horror with the crew at We Geek Girls http://bit.ly/1O3lHdL

Sandra Ulbrich Almazan asks me about using real people and places in fiction, and I respond  http://bit.ly/1XtZ4AB

Over at The Scribbling Lion, I get chatting about moonlight, monsters and mayhem http://bit.ly/1LXIKEl

Then Alexandra Christian get talking about how ghosts are different depending on whether the story is horror, suspense or urban fantasy wp.me/p1zAqe-hM 

How do you like your alternate history? Romance Bandits finds out! http://romancebandits.com/how-alternate-do-you-like-your-history/

DEADLY CURIOSITIES-VENDETTARisingShadow has an exclusive Q&A with me about Vendetta, Shadow & Flame, Iron & Blood and what’s coming up next, plus switching up genres. It’s all here: http://www.risingshadow.net/articles/543-q-a-with-gail-z-martin-days-of-the-dead-blog-tour-2015

Then Beauty In Ruins gets me talking about Ghosts and Genre, and how the type of ghost and the way ghosts are portrayed differs by the sub-genre http://beauty-in-ruins.blogspot.com/2015/10/ghosts-and-genre-by-gail-z-martin-guest.html

Fellow author Catherine Lundoff and I chat about ghosts in alternate history stories, and the how/why of weaving in ghostly elements in Steampunk http://catherineldf.livejournal.com/384534.html

I posted about Moonlight and Magic for the Broad Universe Full Moon Blog Tour http://disquietingvisions.com/2015/10/22/full-moon-blog-tour-moonlight-magic/

A Night Sky with Moon and Trees

Speaking of the Full Moon tour—there are 30 awesome moon-related posts on the tour and three awesome book prize packages. You can find the posts here: http://broaduniverse.org/blog/2015/10/14/full-moon-blog-tour-25-oct-7-nov/ and the Rafflecopter contests here (make sure you click on the arrow in the box—there are 3 contests) https://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/739c9ac21/

I’m doing a giveaway on Reddit/Fantasy for a set of 3 of my books in either physical or ebook (Kindle/Kobo/Nook)—2 winners, lots of fun! Books are War of Shadows, Deadly Curiosities and Iron & Blood. Details here https://www.reddit.com/r/Fantasy/comments/3qfpym/giveaway_rfantasy1_signed_set_of_three_gail_z/ Ends 10/30.

TWO Goodreads giveaways (one for Iron & Blood and one for Deadly Curiosities) post on 10/29, so make sure you enter for a chance to win!  https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/160181-deadly-curiosities 10/29-11/14 and here https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/160182-iron-blood 10/29-11/14

On a slightly more serious note….Did you know that just because you’ve signed up for my Winter Kingdoms Facebook page, that doesn’t mean Facebook will let you see what I post? It’s true—Facebook has gotten greedy, and if you don’t pay to do ads or boosted posts, only about 1% – 3% of followers see what is posted. If you want to make sure you always know about new books, stories, novellas, events and giveaways, please join my Chronicles newsletter. It’s free, you’ll get excerpts and flash fiction, and you’ll get the scoop first! Sign up here: http://bit.ly/1CF12Th

swagAnd don’t forget The Swaggiest Swag giveaway. If you like bookmarks, postcards and cool free stuff from bestselling authors, this is for you. I’m one of 11 authors who are giving away neat stuff for just the cost of a self-addressed/stamped envelope. Find out more here: https://www.facebook.com/events/147435758936773/

Have you read War of Shadows yet? Try an excerpt here: http://bit.ly/1Kbz7wl

How about an excerpt from Monstrosities, an uber-creepy Jonmarc Vahanian story just right for Halloween! Monstrosities: http://bit.ly/1ZG0TMW

By the way, here’s where to find me for the rest of 2015:

Nov. 7             University City library event 2-3 pm Meet the Author

Nov. 10           Charlotte Writers’ Club SF/F Writer’s Club at Mugs Coffee

Nov. 13 – 15   Atomacon, Charleston

Nov. 20 – 22   Philcon, NJ—The Weird Wild West/The Side of Good/Vendetta launch party

Dec. 29            Vendetta launches

Good-EvilAnd in case you missed the illustrated flip-book Kickstarter for The Side of Good/The Side of Evil, the full book is now available for pre-order on Amazon here http://www.amazon.com/Side-Good-Evil/dp/1942990030/ or you can buy each ‘side’ independently! The Side of Good – http://www.amazon.com/Side-Good-Super-Bryan-Glass-ebook/dp/B016Z5GEF8/  The Side of Evil – http://www.amazon.com/Side-Evil-Super-Peter-David-ebook/dp/B016X95RC2/

Trick or Treat! Enjoy a new excerpt https://especbooks.wordpress.com/2015/10/26/espec-excerpts-what-tales-he-knows-by-john-l-french/

War of Shadows

War of Shadows

Read an excerpt from my latest Ascendant Kingdoms Saga novel, War of Shadows, here: http://bit.ly/1Kbz7wl

Have you read my free, complete Deadly Curiosities novella—The Final Death? Get it here on Wattpad, just in time for Halloween http://w.tt/1NUd0SR

Stay tuned—there’s a LOT more Days of the Dead goodness coming your way!