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Weekend Writing Warriors 27 October 2019 (ER, FA, LGBT, SF)

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Weekend Writing Warriors
“Well, my boy, sometimes when you ask for the rest, you are lucky enough to get the best. However, the Enchanters of Lwiqsyz are a testy and judgmental lot, and I fear they would tear you limb from limb figuratively if not literally. Ah, you, Witch Queen, you are a powerful sorceress with regal bearing! Would you consider attending the wedding of Master Necromancer Uhlrix Goodfellow to Master Soulbinder Tackfellow Nekron with me?”
“I beg your pardon, your Infernal Worship, but the only thing I desire at this moment is a fainting couch!” Leah replied. “I fell through a wormhole and was very nearly shot into space!”
“I can go with you, Lord Lucifer,” Lleu insisted. “I clean up nicely, so I’m told.”
~Cie for Naughty Netherworld Press~
Notes: This is a snippet from Castle Necros, the sixteenth installment in the Carnal Invasion series. It is due for release on Halloween 2019.
Lleu Redgrave, a vampire not particularly adept at summoning demons, has inadvertently summ…

Tidbit Tuesday 22 October 2019

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Come share a Tidbit with the Horror Harridans Writing Sisterhood!
The following Tidbit is from Castle Necros, the sixteenth installment in the Carnal Invasion series. Castle Necros is due for publication on Halloween 2019.
In this Tidbit, Lucifer has been inadvertently summoned to Castle Necros by Lleu Redgrave, a strikingly naive Irish vampire. 
“My good fellow, you are a very young soul in a very old body,” Lucifer demurred. “I would not subject you to the Enchanters of Lwiqsyz for all of the wisdom of Heaven and Hell. However, as I am in a generous frame of mind, I will gladly attend your sister’s wedding with you.”
“Begging your pardon, Your Infernal Glory, but my sister has been dead for centuries,” the startled Lleu revealed. “Mate, where did you get the idea that I was summoning a demon to go to my long-dead sister’s wedding with me?”
“Why, that was the foremost thing in your mind, my good fellow. A dreadful worry about not being able to find anyone to accompany you to your siste…

Weekend Writing Warriors 20 October 2019 (ER, FA, LGBT, SF)

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Weekend Writing Warriors
“It happened when you entered the tower unattended by authorized personnel,” Ciaran explained. “A bit of an overzealous anti-theft device created for me by a friend from the stars. Should you find yourself in the same predicament in the future, simply hit that button. Ah, Lucifer, a pleasure to see you. However, the answer is still no. I find the Enchanters of Lwiqsyz a boring lot on their best day. Perhaps you should ask the chap who summoned you if he would consider accompanying you.”
“I’m sorry, Lord Lucifer, I didn’t intend to summon you,” Lleu apologized, giving a low bow. “I was trying to summon one of your lackeys.”
~Cie for Naughty Netherworld Press~
Notes: This is a snippet from Naughty Netherworld Press' current WIP, Castle Necros, which is the sixteenth book in the Carnal Invasion series. It is due for publication on Halloween 2019.
Lleu Redgrave is an 807-year-old vampire who is not particularly adept at summoning demons.
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Weekend Writing Warriors 13 October 2019 (ER, FA, LGBT, SF)

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Weekend Writing Warriors
At that moment, a very tall man with long brown hair, a neat beard and mustache, iridescent green eyes and a glowing green jewel in the middle of his forehead strode casually into the room. With one long finger, he pressed a button with a large X engraved in the center. The room stopped shaking as the engines powered down. The man had an amused look on his face as he extended his hand to Leah.
“Welcome to Castle Necros,” he greeted. “I am your host, the Marquis Ciaran Kabral.”
“Leah La Sirene, witch queen of New Orleans,” Leah returned in a subdued voice. “I do humbly apologize for nearly launching your tower into space. I am not quite sure how it happened.”
~Cie for Naughty Netherworld Press~
This snippet is part of Team Netherworld's current WIP, Castle Necros, which is due for release on Kindle on Halloween 2019. Our hapless adventurers have found themselves in a foreboding dark tower which began making preparations for takeoff when they entered. Castle Ne…

October Spooky Writing Challenge 2019 Update

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Hi Folks, it's Cie the Ornery Old Lady. Two days ago, I discovered the October Spooky Writing Challenge and decided to utilize it for three projects: 
This month's Naughty Netherworld Press release, Castle Necros. A new Team Netherworld Tale in the Yadira Chronicles, Ketil and Yitzy's Adventures in the Xura Dream House. A new Grover and Cactus Clem adventure, The Haunted House.
I have decided to add a fourth project to this list: Posts for the Good Stuff From Grover blog.
The only one of these projects that has a hard deadline is the Castle Necros project. It is due to be released on Halloween. Thus, the other projects will extend into November or even December as necessary to keep me from completely losing my already-cracked marbles, jumping out the window of the Grover Hotel, hobbling down Main Street to Route 77 (running is not an option in my physically compromised case), and getting run over by an oil tanker or dairy truck, which would force my son to roll my not-ins…

October Spooky Writing Challenge 2019 + Aunt Cie's Soapbox: A New Age in Publishing

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I just discovered the October Spooky Writing Challenge and intend to use the prompts to move this month's Team Netherworld Creations WIP, Nyarlathotep's Necropolis, and Naughty Netherworld Press WIP, Castle Necros, along. 
In case I'm feeling like I don't have enough to do (heavy on the sarcasm), I may also use it to lighten things up and create a little Ghost Town Grover and Cactus Clem adventure.
One thing I won't be using the prompts for is writing poetry. Between the Carpe Diem Haiku prompts and OctPoWriMo, I have a surplus of poetry prompts. If dark 'n' snarky poetry really is your bag, Baby, you can see mine at the Poetry of the Netherworld blog.

For the past year, I have only published the Naughty Netherworld Press WIPs because erotica tends to be focused on substance rather than length. There is probably a mathematical smut-o-meter to explain the ratio of sexual encounters to page count.

The Carnal Invasion series started out as a one-off Hump Of T…

50 Questions About Your O.C.: Marc Cumming

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Marc Cumming is the most unlikely secret service agent ever, which works to his advantage. Free-use image from Pixabay
Full name:  Marcos Manlove Cumming
Species: Human
To read the 2019 A to Z Challenge description of Marc, click here.
How old are they?56
What sex are they?Male
What is their romantic/sexual orientation?Bisexual
How tall are they?5' 9"
What do they look like? Marc is a pleasant-faced middle-aged man of medium height with a medium build and thinning, gray-brown hair.
What are their defining features?Marc's defining feature is being strikingly ordinary-looking.
Does their name have a meaning?Saint Mark was the author of the second gospel of the New Testament. Marc's family is Catholic, and they chose faith-based names for their children.
What family do they have?Marc is nine years divorced from his Swedish-born ex-wife, Kia. He has four children: Raakel (age 22), Tulle (age 20), Ciarán (age 12), and Hild (age 8, born 5 months after her parents' divorce).Marc comes…