Jeremy Mac and Christopher St John Sampayo are equally professional, talented, handsome, funny, and joys to work with. Is it really about Texas verses Arkansas? Come on, READERS, and give both a chance. Grab a book from each and decide who scares you the most. If others are like me, they will find that the decision is impossible to make! Good old boy vs. bad boy....WAIT...which is which? I am confused, now. Just read both and figure it out; you can thank me later. Fall in love with some brilliant writing.
This is going to be confusing, but stay with me. Amanda M Lyons is a well respected author and CEO of J Ellington Ashton. Impressed? Everyone should be. Her talents are amazing, and I am a fan of everything she writers; she crossed genres with grace. Her husband, Todd Misura, is an author, and has a special ability to turn a phrase into something that is akin to art. He is terrifying! (Their son is also a budding writer!). Amanda's father is probably the center of this entire story and of course, he is an excellent writer as well. Rob Lyons is also modest, proud of his children, and is determined to keep entertaining readers. Recently, Rob seemed sure his family would continue to work the craft and feels that there is a lot to come. Robert Lyons, Amanda's brother, is deep, sometimes shocking, and always frightening; he delves into horror with an erotic twist (something that some of the family does very well). Finally, Amanda's sister married author, Mike Kanuckel, and added him to the clan! Mike is so good that some of us feel he is giving Stephen King a run for his money.
It's talent. It's a tight bond. It's a lot of work writing, but it really is All in the Family.
Ignore these pictures. Still with me? Jeremy Mac (J Mac)
is first and foremost a fantastic writer; he is also far more. He is
gracious, modest, funny, professional, and down-to-earth. Some
people also think that he is a heart throb. He laughs off such ideas!
Jeremy was kind enough to meet my challenge as I link his story to
far bigger thoughts. We (humans, authors) are labeled as
handsome/beautiful OR smart and talented. It’s all through the
media and everywhere on television that no one wishes to have
just ONE label and yet, we all still use them. I think we can prove
that some people are all things.
J Mac may be an Arkansas Heart Throb to his readers/fans,
but may I suggest strongly that more readers grab his works and see
for themselves just how talented this writer is? I hope I got your
attention with the fun photos to begin with, and I hope J Mac carries
that attention and proves that he (and we all) can be attractive AND
smart AND talented AND professional. J Mac is the real deal.
~catt dahman 10.28.18
Jeremy Mac is a multi-genre fiction author with three novels, three novellas, and several short stories and poems to his list of writing credits. An avid lover of sand and sun, Mac has frolicked throughout the Gulf and Atlantic coasts, but he currently writes from Arkansas. To learn more about Jeremy Mac, visit his Facebook page @ facebook.com/jeremymac.author
First of all, Roy C Booth is a machine. He writes with other authors and his lovely wife , Cynthia, and seems to cross genres, write plays, novels, short stories, and pumps out tons of great writing! Instead of getting way behind on reading, get started with any of his excellent works; I guarantee any reader will find his style, stories, professional writing, and characters stunning.
Steampunk Victorian England is brought to life in this rousing tale of murder and intrigue featuring literature’s greatest detective: Sherlock Holmes. In an era of boilers and coal, inventor Samuel Brown finds himself persecuted for daring to apply his genius to the development of a kerosene powered internal combustion engine. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are tasked with uncovering the source of the conspiracy, and quickly find themselves in the web of a mysterious network capable of applying pressure at every turn. Among the henchmen in their opposition are several characters from England’s history with infamy to match the great sleuth’s acclaim. Not all is as it seems, but this Sherlock is equipped with brass enhancements, and has no qualms against fighting fire with scalding vapor and a rapier-quick mind. Excitement and adventure abound as Sherlock Holmes enters the world of Steampunk and finds the setting quite compatible with his unique and varied talents.
They seemed to have the perfect family until Mitch disappeared. The police think he abandoned his family, while Loretta, his wife, and Mitch's brother, Ted, think something terrible happened to him. Ted begins to dig into his brother's disappearance and the deeper he goes, the more sinister the mystery becomes. What they discover is something even beyond their wildest imagination .
We are being colonized.
True story here. Years ago, I was a bit anti-vampire even if I had a few of my own. Amanda M Lyons started my recovery but in the meantime, I was looking around at random, just seeing who was writing what, and I somehow found William Bove's writing. At once I was stunned by his style and his liquid prose and characters. I found that he was unpublished and asked him if he were interested in a contract because I just knew that every reader should become as addicted to his work as I was. Give this a try and demand the follow-ups, like I have!
When Jim Goforth mentioned writing for Triggered, I thought it would be pretty simple since I have accused of triggering people (and ruining coffee, popcorn, and gumbo for people). I had also survived Dani Brown's trigger-causing story about toenails! Yet, when my story was done and turned in, it was subtle but triggered some very unpleasant feelings within me that almost became true fear. i told Jim to edit as he pleased and do as he wanted but that I never wanted to read my own story again because of (not what was written per se) but what was going on in my head as I wrote the story and the unsaid parts. No clue what he edited because I never read it again but he did accept it and chuckled at me. If a reader wants to be unnerved and , yes, triggered, give this a read. Whether or not my story causes any pain, I have no idea, but I suspect that the other stories are far more deadly. Enjoy!
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When a small group of outcasts from the suburbs of Washington, DC witness the zombie apocalypse happening before their eyes, what will they do to survive and will they succeed?
A small cabin in the mountains of Virginia, once a refuge from the hectic rush of city life, may now be the only refuge for life for these self-labelled DC Freaks.
Not your mama's Cabin in the Woods.
So you think your job is dull? Routine? A dead end? Well, my friend –
Dust off your resume, grab a pen and open these pages to see if any of
These ‘Dark Possibilities’ of job opportunities may interest you:
A hair salon where displaying hair designs is done in a rather unique way……
A Funeral Parlor where the Director goes the extra mile for his clients…….
A Landscaper who truly has a green and red thumb……
An auto shop that services the surreal as well as the real……
As well as a few other occupations that may have you reaching for a job application……or not.
A hellish storm forces an unwitting group of travelers to seek shelter from the road. After nearly giving them up for lost, each finds himself in front of the eerie pub called the Rack and Cue. The pub's owner, Porky, welcomes them in with tasty beer, delicious homemade meat pies, and the promise of food entertainment - a pool tournament. It's a winner-take-all competition with a hefty cash prize. However, as each round wraps up, and each loser in turn mysteriously disappears down to the cellar, some of the guests become suspicious. One pair of truck drivers, Rigs and Iain, determine that their only hope is fighting their way out.
There are several authors who I was always a huge fan of and later got to meet and all were very inspiring and friendly people. There are a handful who I read and was a fan of and then met and who later became friends of or very very close buddies of. David Owain Hughs is one I do not know well (yet) but I am a fan by far and have been a while so I was thrilled when JEA began carrying some of his stuff! DA Roberts is one whom I have a great story with. I was a huge fan of his and when he began to speak with me, I had to try to hide my shyness because he was a hero-writer of mine: he is that amazing and I love his books. For years, he and I have been working on a book called Cold Hunger that will be out soon and he is the only author I have ever worked with as a co-writer. I still feel humbled. Fast forward. The book will be out soon, as said, but DA (Doug) is now with JEA and carries an amazing imprint dedicated to books with characters who are cops, military, detectives, etc. He and his darling wife are considered to be family friends now and we hope they might even move very close (fingers crossed). in a few years, I went from fan to friend and Annette is like a long-lost sister in my heart. TL Decay (Trevor Smith) and his family are like...well, family and I was a fan before I knew him. The night he spoke to me and was friendly, I got glassy-eyed and felt such pride that HE would consider me worthy to talk to. My message here is 2-fold. Authors, take a chance on a little guy who worships your talent and let us be your friend. Readers, talk to us who are writers, as just people and give us a chance to befriend you! Writing can build deep friendships.
*** I could list a ton more but suffice to say all JEA staff and friends and many more have become close friends because I first picked up a pen. Love to 2 special friends: Amanda and Kitty.
The S.T.A.R.S Project is a project set up by the government to increase the survival of the slowly decreasing rats' population in the town of Aaronsville. After a virus killed off a vast majority of rats, rats that humans need to help heal the sick, the local authority set up a lab in the university to help breed the rats, but after three years of experiments by the professor, the rats want out. Tonight they will flee the lab. Flee to take revenge on the humans who thought it was best to cage them. Tonight, the town of Aaronsville will awaken once again with the scurrying rodents. But this time the outcome will be different.
A string of bizarre murders across New Cyber City: For Earth Corps agent Charlotte McCain that should have been just another day at the office. But this case felt different. It wasn't just people inexplicably exploding; Weird was her business. This one was hitting nerves she'd worked hard to numb. That irritated her almost as much as partnering up with brilliant but troubled agent Tom Murdoch to solve the mystery, before more victims went up in flames.
Meanwhile, a rogue android with a dark history took to the stage, delighting audiences, who never guessed the terrifying Mission he pursued, in the shadows beyond the spotlight...
Also included: BLANK CHECK, a Cyberpunk novelette which follows eccentric genius John Rutledge on a tropical adventure he never asked for.
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There are dimensions beyond that which is known to man. They are realms as vast as space and older than time itself. In these realms are beings beyond light and shadow, beyond good and evil, and there lie harbingers of the end of the human age.
The stars are right.
This is the epoch of terror & devastation. It is an age which is...Within Stranger Aeons.
Featuring stories and poems by: Michael Fisher, H.P. Lovecraft, Andew Bell, Mord McGhee, Juan J. Gutierrez, Owen Barrass, Kevin Candela, William Henry Tucker, Roy C. Booth, Ashley Dioses, Andrew J. Lucas, Essel Pratt, G. Zimmerman, Brian Barr, Mark Woods, Justin Hunter, Amanda M. Lyons, Dona Fox, Charie D. La Marr
I have read a lot of horror but few authors make me cringe and want to throw a book and then read more! I suggest Dani as the author to read.
Suitably labelled "The Queen of Filth", extremist author Dani Brown's style of dark and twisted writing and deeply disturbing stories has amassed a worrying sized cult following featuring horrifying tales such as "56 Seconds", "Night of the Penguins" and the hugely popular "Ketamine Addicted Pandas". Merging eroticism with horror, torture and other areas that most authors wouldn't dare, each of Dani's titles will crawl under your skin, burrow inside you, and make you question why you are coming back for more.
Not only is Dani a fantastic author, she is also very approachable to her fans. Give her a read and review and let her know that she scared the "filth" out of you.
Robert Deluiz is a 19-year-old student at San Diego community college who, like many his age, enjoy spending hours engrossed in the world of online video games. In the course of these games, he has met many people from around the world, but only for the few fleeting moments of shared gameplay. That is until Robert joins one particular room in his favorite game. In there, he develops strong bonds with a group of local players.
In a very short period of time, the bond grows both on-line and out in the real world, but Robert quickly learns not everyone, or anyone, is whom they seem. He is soon trapped with his friends by one of their own and forced to participate in a series of games. In these games, the stakes are higher than just points and reputation. They are life and death.
David Clark is an author who focuses on the suspense, horror, and sci-fi genre. His writing style takes a story based on reality, develops characters the reader can connect with and pull for, and then sending the reader on a roller-coaster journey the best fortune teller cannot predict. He feels his job is done if the reader either gasps, makes a verbal reaction out loud, throws the book across the room, or hopefully all three.
Sometimes, until people remind me, I forget that owning a press is a huge accomplishment. I am proud that my father, the original JEA, began writing under the name and left me his legacy. That said, I always hate taking credit because I see what others do/have done more easily. I need to brag.
Scott Pratt. If anyone can imagine a man I trust enough to hand over all banking information to and allow to serve as CEO to a company I love dearly, you get what I have done. I can ask/tell him anything (and have) and trust him with my very life. Besides being that kind of friend, he is a damned good businessman and I am thankful for him every day. He is a professional and a good guy. Thanks, Scott for making JEA great!
Jim Goforth. The words escape me. I am generally in awe of his talent, his smart decisions, and his accomplishments. Although he is fun as a dear friend, he is also such a great writer and a great businessman that asking him to serve as COO was a given. He inspires me every day to be better!
Toneye Eyenot. He is like a brother to me. Talented, smart, driven, kind to a fault: he is everything people should strive to be. His caring and humor have helped me more times than I care to count. I pray every day that I am half the friend to him that he is to me and my entire family.
(Going to go shorter now because my shoulder is bugging me, but in no way does it lessen my love for these people)
Dawn Cano. My BFF. There are no words for how much I adore this smart lady! She gets me and I hope I am a good friend; she sure is to me! And she can edit the hell out of a story!
John Ledger. He makes me cry, laugh, and snort Dr. Pepper up my nose at his antics. I new he was a gifted writer but he is more than that, and a gifted staff member. He is priceless.
Roma Gray. Tireless, loyal, dedicated, brilliant, sweet, creative..I could go on and on! She is a total joy and a gift to JEA
Amanda Lyons. No words are enough. She is an inspiration and so smart and sweet that it amazes me. Her loyalty and dedication are unreal. SO much love to her!
Mark Woods. I could cry, remembering that his advice and reviews are what gave me my start. Without him, I might not have signed my first contract with Severed Press. When he said "rewrite", I never hesitated; I trust him that much! (He is also a good writer!)
Michael Noe. He is one of the most supportive, caring people I know. Not just a good writer, he is able to reach out to people and make them feel good; that is a gift. He also makes me laugh and is a heck of an interviewer!
David McGlumphy. I met him at a convention and he is the nicest, funniest person ever. He is not just a great cover artist, but he is also the kind of person anyone needs as a dear friend. We had so much fun at the con!
Stephen Cooney. Have you seen his art? Right. He is talented, and an artist I love working with. I am thankful he is also my friend!
Michael Fisher. Fish. He has done so many favors for me, I have lost count. Not once has he ever been anything but a loyal friend and he is also an amazing cover artist. I love this guy!
T.S. Woolard. Shane. How many times have i cried on his (internet) shoulder? He is caring and yet will not hesitate to tell me when I mess up. His honesty is what makes him a friend to me. I saved him for the last because I cannot even say all he has done to make JEA great; he literally is the heart of JEA.
We have a wonderful staff and I value each.
We also have some wonderful authors. In a slight throwback, instead of just grabbing new releases (get them, too!) check out some older works that I am very proud of!
Find these on Amazon! (also available in print)
J Ellington Ashton is a publishing company that always goes big. We deal with quality authors and bring excellence to reading.