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Hey guys, so there is going to be a cover reveal and giveaway for my book, The Bride of Glass (sequel to Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault). Deja vu, I know! Anyway, please help me spread the word by signing up. Also the updated Quinsey will be re-released June 26th!

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Trailer Reveal: Nocturnal Meetings of the Misplaced

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Mystery surrounds the town of Summertime, Indiana, where fifteen-year-old Tommy Walker and his little sister are sent to live with relatives they’ve never met. Tommy soon makes friends with Finn Wilds, a rebellious local who lives with his volatile and abusive stepfather, who also happens to be the town’s sheriff.

Finn invites Tommy to late night meetings in the woods, where Tommy gets to know two girls. He forms a special and unique connection with both girls. The meetings become a place where the kids, who don’t fit in at school, or home can finally belong. As the group of friends begin to unravel clues to a cold case murder and kidnapping— they learn the truth is darker and closer than they ever imagined. Even if they live to tell, will anyone believe them?

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March Reads 2018

What I’m reading this month

The Shatter Me series is like my favorite series ever, so I’m pretty scared to read the fourth book, because I thought the third book had ended so well. So hopefully these next three are just as amazing!


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Sign-up for my Cover Reveal!

So first off it’s going to be a little deja vu here. My Glass Vault Duology (Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault & The Bride of Glass) got picked up by The Parliament House and I would so greatly appreciate it if you guys could sign up for the cover reveal. Also, if you want to sign up to review the new edition of the book, or if you haven’t read it yet, you can do that, too! I’m so thrilled that my first character babies have found a good home!


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Author Calvin Demmer’s Interview with Author S.J. Budd


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Calvin Demmer’s Author Interview with S.J. Budd

What sparked your interest in the horror genre?

I’ve always been fascinated with everything out of the ordinary. I think what really sparked my interest in horror was seeing The Labyrinth movie when I was a young girl. At the time I found it terrifying and instantly loved it! It’s still one of my favorite films!

What’s the best writing advice you’ve received?

I think it’s got to be the simplest bit of advice which is to just keep at it and eventually you will get somewhere. I think the piece of advice I would offer would be to have fun with what you write, because if it’s boring to write it will be boring to read.

You have a story called “I am Witch” in the Banished issue from Aphotic Realm. What inspired the tale?

I was heavily inspired to write “I am Witch” after reading “Of Sorrow and Such” by Angela Slatter which is about witches. I came across it by accident and its now one of my favorite books.  Since then I’d really wanted to write a story about witches and this was my attempt.

You released Spells and Persuasions, a collection of short stories, last year. How would you describe it to those who’ve yet to read it?

This is my first collection of nine short stories that have all been published in various magazines. I’d like to think there’s something in there for everyone who loves horror. The stories within draw on many different elements such as fantasy, sci-fi and horror but are all dark in nature.

Who are some of the female horror authors you believe people should be reading?

There’s some really amazing female horror authors out there. I’m a really big fan of Gwendolyn Kiste whose stories regularly appear in places like Black Static and Shimmer. She’s recently released her first novella, “Pretty Marys all in a Row” which is a great read. Of course there is Angela Slatter who I’ve already mentioned. I’ve just discovered Kristi DeMeester and Damien Angelica Walters who are also superb.

These are the female horror writers who are currently slaying it and you can easily find them gracing the pages of all the top magazines such as Black Static, Nightmare, Shimmer and Apex.



Sarah’s Bio:
S.J. Budd loves writing short stories exploring dark fictional worlds and its mysterious inhabitants, and is currently working on her first novel. Her day job involves working as journalist for and she also blogs on her site and her twitter is @sjbuddj.
Her work has appeared in Aphotic RealmSanitarium MagazineSiren’s Call PublicationsDeadman’s TomeInnersinsAphelionBewildering StoriesBlood Moon Rising MagazineShadows at the Door, Danse Macabre MagazineThe Wild HuntMorpheus Tales and Freedom Fiction.
Her debut collection of short stories, Spells and Persuasions, is out now on Amazon.
Calvin’s Bio:
Calvin Demmer is a dark fiction author. His work has appeared in Broadswords and Blasters, Empyreome Magazine, Mad Scientist Journal, Ravenwood Quarterly, Switchblade, and others. When not writing, he is intrigued by that which goes bump in the night and the sciences of our universe. You can find him online at
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February Reads 2018

I’m reading these this month or at least getting them in the mail! Heart of Iron and The Shape of Water don’t come out until the end of the month. I am so ready for Immortal Reign, though! Magnus all the way!


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