Saturday, October 9, 2010

Celebrating XOXO Publishing's First Halloween Anthology

Today we're celebrating the release of XOXO Publishing's first Halloween Anthlogy!

XOXO Publishing Presents HALLOWEEN ANTHOLOGY Volume 1

Charisma Knight's MY DARK LORD AND MASTER

Ever wonder what dreams and fantasies are made of? Some believe one mirrors the other. Perhaps a fantasy is based upon a dream you had one restless night. Maybe a dream, once a fantasy has presented itself to you in the form of a half man, half beast, conjured by the darkest depths of your imagination.

Once manifestation has occurred, how will you react when your dark Lord and Master projects you into his domain, placing his mark upon you for all eternity? When it is all said and done, would you regret the strong power of imagination?

Sandy Sullivan's CAT ON THE PROWL

Suzanne knows she's being hunted as she stumbles through thick foliage deep in the forest. A faint light in the distance draws her toward a safe haven, if she can make it in time...

The growl of a mountain lion in the distance sends shivers down her arms. She prays for a miracle for protection against the one stalking her. Only precious time will tell if she'll be a victim to depraved means or saved by fate.

Stories in this compilation of XoXo Publishing authors include: Sandy Sullivan - Cat On The Prowl, William Edmund III - Dare I Speculate, Layla Hunter - Dark Desire, Saydi Raen - Kalib's Guardian, Brianna Martini - Halloween Hell, Timothy Spearman - Mark of the Beast, Charisma Knight - My Dark Lord and Master, Sherri Good - The Power Of Magic, Raven Lynx - Poems of Halloween, and Marianne Stephens - Halloween Wish.

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WIN - Leave Charisma, Sandy or XOXO Publishing a comment or question today at their Cyber Launch Party and your name goes in the hat for either a free Mary Kay Product from Charisma, an autographed 20 oz aluminum water bottle from Sandy or a free download of HALLOWEEN ANTHOLOGY Volume One from XOXO Publishing! Please leave your email address so we can contact you if you are today's winner!

32 comments:

  1. I love a good Halloween book and this sounds like it will be very good.

    sstrode@scrtc.com

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  2. 5 Star rating Halloween Anthology published by XoXo Publishing is a page turner and an entertaining read.
    Rela

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  3. Yes, this was an awesome read. I'm glad I had the awesome opportunity to participate in this anthology. All the stories were dark and spicy!!

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  4. Halloween is my favorite holiday so I love Halloween books. I can't wait to read this one.

    seriousreader at live dot com

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  5. I cant wait to read this it sounds great .I love halloween books.Congrats on the release ladies

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  6. Congratulations ladies. I love the book cover.

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  8. Congrats ladies!!!! I would love to know how you came up with ideas for your book?

    tobfree35@sbcglobal.net

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  9. Excellent book cover whats the link to the ebookstore? Charisma is your story SM/bondage?

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  10. Good morning folks. I'm Sandy Sullivan and I have a piece in the anthology as well. Mine is a shifter piece called Cat On The Prowl.

    Kimmyl - my story idea came from the vision I had of a woman walking fast through the forest and looking over her shoulder repeatedly. I had some reader friends suggest a shifter who is also a cowboy and they get Cat On The Prowl.

    Andrew - www.xoxopublishing.com. On the right is the book cover, click on it and it will take you to the ordering page.

    Enjoy!

    ~ Sandy

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  11. ^_^ Hello everyone! My name is Saydi Raen and I also have a piece in the Halloween Anthology. The story that was put into this book is called Kalib's Gaurdian, it's about a sorcerer and his attempt to gain a familiar. It has a freaking ice golem and everything! ^_^ This piece surprised me because it was the first new piece of work that my other stories have made room for me to type, and I love it! The anthology itself is fantastic, I read it the other day and the only story I skipped was mine, but that's because I know it front and backwards so all I could feel was slightly full of myself, but definitely take a look it's a great book.

    ^_^<3
    Saydi Raen

    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001322360226

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  12. Andrew ~ my story is about an ancient Serbian wolf shifter who manifests into a true flesh and blood man, by the powerful mind of my heroine. Little does she knows how much of a role she plays in his life. There is a little twist at the end I hope readers will enjoy.

    KimmyL ~ This story was once a free read I wrote from a short dream I had a while back. It seems like everytime I write free reads, the evolve into published stories. LOL

    Oh, and I will be giving away Mary Kay products as a prize too. MK has products for men as well Andrew. ; )

    I hope everyone will enjoy!

    Ck

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  13. Hi everyone!

    I can't stay long. Company here :)

    Here's where you may get more info about me and my books.

    Please feel free to leave a comment.
    Cheers
    Jackie
    http://jackiemsmith.weebly.com/
    http://jmsmithromanceauthor.blogspot.com/
    http://www.dailymotion.com/JackieMSmith
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/jackiemsmithromanceauthor/
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Montreal-QC/Jackie-M-Smith-Romance-author/234050636079
    http://xoxopublishing.com/shop-online/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=17&products_id=53

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  14. Andrew this is sm/bondage. My original answer didn't post successfully.

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  15. And it's a fantastic story. I loved this piece by Charisma. I was lucky enough to do some of the edits on it.

    ~ Sandy

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  16. Hi Sandy,

    Thank you for all your help. it was wonderful working with you! I read your story when i purchased the book, and it was smokin hot!! I'm very proud of this anthology. We all have some dark, wicked minds, don't we? LOL

    Ck

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  17. I'd like to know what you see as the pros and cons of the electronic media when it comes to publishing books.

    lenikaye@yahoo.com

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  18. Hi Leni,

    For me the pro's are:
    faster turn around from author to publication
    ease of reading
    epublishers are more open to new authors and new ideas
    saving trees
    cost for the consumer
    variety of books out

    Cons:
    not holding that paper in your hands
    piracy of electronic media
    cost of an ereader although this is getting better

    Those are just some in my opinion.

    ~ Sandy

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  19. Congrats ladies love the cover!!!cant wait to read it

    Sandy B.
    sandyevebutler@yahoo.com

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  20. Hi Leni ~ Like Sandy said.

    Pros

    Ebooks cut down on the amount of trees destroyed. Submission of manuscripts, much easier, than mailing paper manuscript to publisher, turnaround time is awesome.

    Ebook Piracy. With all this technology we have, I'm sure we'll have a program that publishers can insert into the Pdf file to cut down on piracy. There's got to be some type of software that will do this. Say, once the buyer downloads the book, it can't be downloaded again, if so, it just disappears. Sort of like the bigstring email that came out a few years ago. After a certain amount of time, an email you send to someone just disappears.

    http://www.bigstring.com/

    Cons:

    As soon as our books are out, pirates have them. You have to be careful where you send an ebook to for reviews as well. I really would love to see if it is possible to cut this part out.

    Thanks Sandy!

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  21. I love the idea of a Halloween anthology. hope to see more of them.

    kissinoak at frontier dot com

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  22. this book sounds awesome congrats on its release I havent read much from this publishing place or th authors but sounds great and anything with Halloween is awesome

    mortalsinn@yahoo.com

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  23. I'm still new to the whole thing so I am glad that Sandy answered because I am still learning all the perks to this. ^_^ Hope you all get a chance to read it over, it was a great read like I said before, very cool.

    Saydi <3

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  24. Carldegasperis@ymail.comOctober 9, 2010 at 4:58 PM

    I brought a copy of XoXo Publishing Halloween Anthology Vol. 1 this morning. It's one of the best Halloween collection of stories that I have read so far. Carl
    carldegasperis@ymail.com

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  25. I'm Marianne Stephens and have a short story in the anthology. I tried to think of something to do with spirits. The idea of a woman making a wish on Halloween and thinking about her parents' spirits in the house popped into my head. I went with the thought of the heroine wishing for a man...and had my story!

    Love my ebook reader and will buy very few print books from now on. Ebook pirates can do damage, and must be stopped.

    Happy to be part of XOXO's Halloween Anthology!

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  26. Congrats on the release.It sounds really good,I love anthologies.A great way to find new authors.
    elaing8(at)netscape(dot)net

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  27. I love the variety an anthology provides. Discovering new authors and unique storylines are what I find in an anthology. I'm particularly excited by one based on Halloween. I love the chills and thrills inside.

    joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

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  28. Way to go XoXo Authors and congratulations for a job well done. Our first Halloween Anthology Vol. 1. is bound to be a success.
    Roche
    http://www.xoxopublishing.com/shop-online

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  29. Ooh, how fun! Halloween stories are a treat! (And calorie free!) :)

    Congrats, XOXO!

    f dot chen at comcast dot net

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  30. Tattoo Anthology Vol. 1. XoXo Publishing(TM)

    http://www.xoxopublishing.com/shop-online

    This is one HOT STEAMY tattoo novella collection. Each XoXo Author demonstrate their unique writing talent

    and it appeals to lover of tattoo and body art everywhere. I can't wait to read Vol 2 illustrated edition.

    Rated: 5 + Stars Promoromanzielibri Facebook Book Reviewer Liliana

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  31. XoXo Publishing Halloween Anthology Vol.1 http://www.xoxopublishing.com/shop-online

    Many of the authors in the Tattoo Anthology are published in this second XoXo anthology.
    I found XoXo Halloween Anthology to be a breathtakingly good collection of short fiction. Rated 4.9 Stars Promoromanzielibri Facebook Book Reviewer Liliana

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  32. What a wonderful collection! And I'm so excited that we could welcome so many of the authors with stories in this anthology.

    Congrats on the great reviews coming in and I hope it's a huge success for you. We always talk about things getting us into the Christmas spirit - well, I also love to get into the Halloween spirit this time of year!

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