7 Questions with Eden Royce

So excited to be featured on The Flip Side of Julianne blog today!

I first worked with Julianne Snow when I submitted a short story to Sirens Call Publications for their Women in Horror Month eZine in 2013.

Here’s hoping I’ve done an interesting interview! Click below for the full interview.

7 Questions with Eden Royce.

 

Women in Horror Month eZine 2013.  Download it free!
Women in Horror Month eZine 2013.
Download it free!
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Ruining Science Fiction With Glitter: The Scalzi Chronicles

Yes, glitter.

Whatever

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Bearing Up: A Release

I’ve been focused on writing horror and dark fantasy for quite some time now.  But not everyone knows the first story I had published was an erotica tale.

So when I saw a call for submissions from Changeling Press requesting “weird shifter” erotica stories, I couldn’t resist writing a short story to fit the challenge. (My romance and erotica stories tend to be a bit quirky and offbeat.)

And it was accepted for publication! Here’s the cover:

Teddy bear shifter... the gift that keeps on giving.
Teddy bear shifter… the gift that keeps on giving.

The Blurb:

Hard-working assistant bank manager Ellie is having a hard time getting over getting dumped by her cheating ex. After a particularly tough week, she visits her best friend Tippett at her job, a local carnival.

There, she plays a boardwalk game run by a mysterious and intriguing carnival barker and wins an adorable stuffed teddy bear. Later that night, the bear shifts into a tall, flame-haired lover with the ability to make her forget everything except the passionate games he wants to play.

Pick up a copy of the first in the quirky, sexy Carnival Magic novella series.  It’s  available now on Changeling’s site and coming soon to Amazon and AllRomance.com.

Eve’s Requiem: A Review

I had the privilege to read an advance copy of Spider Road Press’s release Eve’s Requiem: Tales of Women, Mystery, and Horror.

Eve’s Requiem is a compelling compilation of tales in tribute to the resiliency of women who are placed in dangerous situations.

Many of these tales have paranormal elements, while others are firmly grounded in realistic, everyday situations that spiral out of control. Historically in much of horror fiction, women have been regulated to helpless victims or sexual conquests. This collection of stories places women in positions of power.

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The women in these short stories are relatable: they assert themselves, make choices, and take action. While they feel fear, these women are not stymied by it. I found it heartening that the focus was not on their physical descriptions—the characters could be any of us. The essence of these stories was centered on their strength, their reasoning, their decisions, their need to survive.

That fight for survival is what makes the stories in Eve’s Requiem such an engrossing and relevant read. To purchase, head over to the Spider Road Press Bookstore.

An added plus is that 5% of the proceeds from all Spider Road Press titles are donated to charities which address the issues of sexual assault, supporting American veterans, empowering youth and fighting hunger at home and abroad. I’m sure editors Fern Brady and Patricia Flaherty Pagan would love to have a review from you as well.

Happy Reading!

Sapiosexual Love Monkeys: Lucy’s Own Top 10

This is the perfect post to describe every hero I think I’ve ever written. Now back to writing all things sapiosexual….

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My baby sister was the first person I ever heard describe themselves as a “sapiosexual” – someone who’s turned on by brains more than looks, who has to have their intellect stimulated before they open access to their pants.  I was shocked and charmed; what an awesome word!  Apparently it’s been rattling around the interwebs for more than ten years, yet somehow I managed to miss it.  Love monkeys, on the other hand, are all me.  Well, me and my best friend, Petey.  We’ve been labeling our fictional lust objects love monkeys for decades (long before Kyle Smith or Edward Monkton used the phrase as the title for their two very different books).  It always refers to an unreal person in a book, movie, TV show, or videogame, and it means exactly what it sounds like.  Here, I’ll use it in a sentence:  My husband loves Gladiator as an action…

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