Thursday, October 1, 2009

It's October! With that comes...


Indian Summer, Octoberfest, firey autumn colors but most important Halloween, All Hallow's Eve, Samhain!

WELCOME TO PARANORMAL MONTH AT THE WILD ROSE PRESS:)



I am Callie Lynn Wolfe, Senior Editor of the Black Rose Imprint here at TWRP. I have been with TWRP from almost the beginning. I have been fortunate enough to watch this company grow and thrive under the tender cultivating efforts of RJ and Rhonda. I have also watched the Black Rose line grow and it still is. I absolutely love the darker side of the garden and my mission is to see it thrive.

That said, I wanted to tell you a bit about the line, our new blog and what we've got up our sleeves this year to celebrate Paranormal Month.

As you all know, we ran the Got Wolf? contest last year. This year we are celebrating the winners as well as the release of the two Anthologies. I am excited about both books and the collection of stories they hold. We will start October off at the Black Rose blog with the various authors of Got Wolf, so please don't miss any of that. Then we will slide into discussions about the many different aspects of Halloween/Samhain legend, history, tradition and all the creatures that make up the term Paranormal. The darker side, that is

For the next week or so the Black Rose editors will drop in and talk to you about themselves and the upcoming events.

For more information on submission requirements for Black Rose, please visit our guidelines page.

Below is a brief description of what we look for in our stories:

The Black Rose Line at The Wild Rose Press is actively open for spicy to very hot story submissions.

The darker side of the garden seeks steamy, Alpha male or female weres, to die for vamps, or any other delicious mystical creature you have locked up in your wildest imaginations. These stories should include vampires, werewolves, shape shifters, and mystical creatures of all types. The stories are darker, but must have a strong romance theme as the central story thread. We are open to a wide range of stories, and because these creatures tend to be sensual in nature, Black Rose accepts manuscripts that fit the Sensual, Spicy, and Hot ratings parameters, but sex should not be used as the main story thread.

Black Rose is open for submissions as we speak, so if you have a dark tale to tell we're your line.

I want to mention some other great perks this month for Paranormal month. All paranormal books will be on sale all month! So please do hop over and check them out. We have a wonderful selection to choose from.

One other thing I'd like to say. Keep an eye on the The Black Rose Blog daily because you never know when someone will be offering a prize or giving away free stuff and books. This is our month, and we're up to no good or should I say lot's of ghoulish fun:) Don't miss a trick or treat.

We look forward to haunting you all month long. Welcome to the darker side. Step on in and feel the chill. No worries though. I'm sure one of our HOT heroes or heroines will be along shortly to warm you up.

Callie Lynn
callielynnwrp@aol.com

26 comments:

J.A. Saare said...

Hey Callie!

I LOVE October, and can't wait to kick off paranormal month. There is so much going on with the Black Roses, and I'm delighted to be a part of it.

Jaime

Roni said...

Just so you know anyone who posts here between today and October 15 is entered automatically in a drawing for any electronic version of any Black Rose offering we have in the store. I'll draw the winning comment the morning of October 15 then stop back the second half of the month to enter a drawing for any Faery Rose story.

Rhonda

Heather Hiestand said...

Paranormal stories are so fun, especially at this time of year. I had to get out the Buffy and Charmed CDs too!

Mary Ricksen said...

Sounds wonderful Callie, scare me, I love it!!
What a wonderful line Scarlett is!
Good luck everyone, happy writing!

Susan Macatee said...

I love this time of year! I currently have one short story in the Black Rose line, but have a new novella-length vampire story coming in November called Sweet Redemption.

Dawn Chartier said...

I love October too, and not because it's my birthday month.

I enjoy reading paranormal romances, and look forward to all the new books coming out. Thanks for sharing with us.

Dawn Chartier

Pendarielraye said...

Hi, Callie! As you know, "Raven's Shelter" in the second Got Wolf? anthology, is my first publication with TWRP, and I am looking forward to more great things. Thanks for all your hard work!

M.Flagg said...

Hi Callie Lynn. Just dropping in to say hello. I LOVE paranormal month at TWRP. Vamps, werewolves, and all things that go bump in the night - way cool!!

Diane M. Wylie said...

Happy October! I'm starting to read more paranormal books these days instead of my usual historicals. Love 'em! I'm glad to see that the Black Roses are doing so well.

Brenda Huber said...

Hi Callie!
So excited to be one of your Black Roses! October rocks! (I've had my Halloween decorations up since the twenty-fourth of September...I just couldn't wait!)

Brenda

Karilyn Bentley said...

Hey Callie,
It's great to be one of your black roses. I love October and am so happy to be here!

Karilyn

Donna B said...

Nice Callie, gave me goose bumps on my goose bumps! Just make sure you keep those vamps and werefolks undeer control!
Looking forward to whatever you have up that black witch's sleeve...

Faith V. Smith said...

Awesome Callie!

I love vamps!

Faith

Amanda Barnett said...

Hi Callie, just wanted to say how much I appreciate our Black Rose authors. They are marvelous and so talented!

Amanda Barnett/Editor/Black Rose

Anna Small said...

I'm working on something now that might be acceptable for a Black Rose - ghost hunter and an insatiable mummy who refuses to go back to his tomb...alone!

Clover Autrey said...

Yay October! Let the haunting begin. Halloween has always been my favorite holiday. Gotta love it.

CJ Parker said...

I love paranormal stories. Thanks for a great blog.

Keena Kincaid said...

I love paranormal month at TWRP. I'm not a black rose, but I can't wait to the Got Wolf anthologies and learn more about its authors.

Billi said...

October is my favorite month and paranormals, my favorite type of story to read and write. I'll look forward to visiting often. :)

Tricia Schneider said...

Hi Callie! I'm so excited it's October with Halloween right around the corner. Puts me right in the mood for a great paranormal romance. Although, come to think of it, any time is perfect for a paranormal!

Tricia

Amanda Barnett said...

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Callie Lynn said...

Wow! Thanks for dropping by everyone. So many talented Black Rose authors mean lots more wonderful stories! Keep writing! I'm waiting for those subs.

Anna, I look forward to your submission. A insatiable mummy, eh? Sounds great!

Off to find me a hot vamp or were to hang out with. What are you up to?

Happy Haunting!

Callie Lynn

Roni said...

So happy to see all the activity here. Keep it coming!

Username said...

Hi Black Roses

I'm a Fairy Rose but I do enjoy reading the darker side too. Yes, october is my month, not only my birthday month, but often much nearer to summer weather, here in the UK, than June or August! We don't make as much of Halloween over here, but we have our share f trick or treaters, and I'll be decorating my Blog in time for Samhain.

Roni said...

Attention J.A. Saare - you are the winner of our Black Rose drawing for a copy of "Got Wolf" Please get in touch with me for delivery options - Rhonda Penders
rpenders@thewildrosepress.com

Nightingale said...

I'm about 4 days too late to win a download but I enjoyed the post, Callie and I too am glad to be a Black Rose.