Two Contests You Don’t Want to Miss

April 10th, 2015


Time is almost up!

If you haven’t heard time is running out to get registered for the annual Horroaddicts Master of the Macabre and Wicked Women Writers Challenges for 2015. Monday April 13th is the cut off. So wast no time clicking on the links below to get in on the fun.





Master of Macabre Contest 2015 – LAST CHANCE!

mmmWill it be you? Here is the link to the details at There will be only one fan voted winner and it wont be you if your not in the competition.





Wicked Women Writer’s Challenge 2015 – LAST CHANCE!

wwwgetthe ehlloutofourwayWho is to going to be this year? Listen ladies here is your chance to be recognized but a huge audience of avid horror fans. Why miss this chance at being the Most Wicked 2015? Register and write! Get the details at but clicking on this link.

The Mark of a Druid ebook free this weekend only

October 11th, 2014

TMOADThis weekend 10/11 & 12 of 2014 you can get The eBook version of The Mark of a Druid Free on Amazon!

Have you ever had a dream so real that when you awoke, it didn’t leave the recesses of your mind for days? Eve McCormick just did, and this experience will change her life and the lives of those around her permanently. A twenty-six year old hypnotherapist who oversees a research project based on discovering the answer to an age-old question, “Is reincarnation fact or fiction?” must learn to trust a Welsh stranger. An ancient Celtic prophecy and long sought-after revenge entangles the past with the present in the struggle for existence that threatens to destroy her project. A druidess and a shape-shifter must join as one to save the Druid way of life, while a Queen conspires to kill Erin’s only High King. Will the oaths and agendas of the past reach across the centuries to strengthen or destroy?

Here is the link get it free while you can and tell you friends!

Exsanguinate – A Vampire Urban Fantasy Series (World of Blood Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

August 30th, 2014

exsanguinateFree this weekend only on Amazon!

“They can’t touch you!” What could possibly go wrong at Orlando’s beloved Global Studios Halloween Scream Nights theme park? Cheyenne O’Cuinn’s task is to study fear even though she is the biggest chicken on the planet. In order to carve out a slice of the billion dollar scare industry for her online role-play company, she researches what causes people to run screaming out of haunted attractions.

Determined to face her own fear of Oldhouseophobia, Cheyenne confronts her bloodcurdling obsession – the dreaded haunted house. Her worst nightmare manifested, Cheyenne is brutally attacked and left for dead by a rogue vampire. Splattered across the front page of the Orlando Sentinel, Cheyenne discovers her sisters are missing while she recovers in the hospital.

The ransom call from the kidnapper sets into motion the rabbit hole of a parallel supernatural reality she invades to rescue her family. In a race against the hourglass, Cheyenne confronts a double-agent vampire, a cyberchondriac werewolf, and a mafioso dragon. Can they be trusted to help her, or are they a part of the twisted scheme?

With her sister’s lives on the line, Cheyenne has no choice but to beat the kidnappers at their own game and ensnare them with her own brand of deception.

“Exsanguinate flawlessly blends horror, fantasy, romance, action and humor into one entertaining read. This book has it all and fans of all genres will enjoy it.” ~David Watson,

Exsanguinate is the first book in this frighteningly-funny, virtually-unforgettable series. If you have played any RPG (roll-playing game) or have experienced Second Life (SL) or any video game, you will not be able to put this book down. Well … except when the tears blur your vision, and you need a moment to collect yourself from a roll on the ground belly laugh, or when the intense emotional responses make you hyperventilate in fear for the characters.

Funny, New, Contemporary Vampire Series to Sink Your Teeth Into!

“If Killion Slade’s book concept was a hybrid horror clone – the style would take the snarky humor from Shaun of the Dead, combine it with the variety of avatars found in World of Warcraft, and give it the agility of movement from Second Life. Then cross that with a ‘virtual’ romance come to life and lay it at the feet of three 21st century sisters who are in big trouble – and you would simply be touching the edges of this story.” ~Rhonda Carpenter, Mark of a Druid

2013 Wicked Women Writer Challenge – How Will You Survive?

February 14th, 2013

wwwheader2013 Wicked Women Writers Challenge – How Will You Survive?

Welcome to the 5th annual Wicked Women Writers Challenge – hosted by

Where women show how horror done right is horror that stays with you forever.

Snag the long promo Snag the short promo

2013wwwlongpromo Click and have a listen to the Norns!

What is the Wicked Women Writer Challenge?

A challenge to all women horror writers, published or unpublished. Not only do you get to show off your prose, but we challenge you to perform your story in a podcast recording for all our listening pleasures. Both your written story and audio podcast are publicly judged and voted upon by the fans to determine who becomes 2013 Most Wicked. Each podcast story must be crafted by the entrant and will be limited to ten (10) minutes.

2013 Theme: How Will You Survive?

Premise: Life is never convenient. Why should the apocalypse be any different? Our challenge is how would you survive in an untimely apocalyptic situation.

Story Elements

Upon acceptance in to the 2013 Wicked Women Writers Challenge, your destiny will fall under the Norns Hand of Fate. The Norns will randomly assign the following required elements to help you craft your apocalyptic survival story.

www2013whoLocation: Where will you be when the inevitable strikes? The office lunchroom, stuck on the freeway, a public toilet, or at the gynecologist? We’re pretty sure it won’t be while you’re hunkered down in an underground missile silo with a fully loaded bug out bag.

Disaster: How will the end of the world strike? There is an endless spectrum of how humans will meet their ultimate demise. EMP blasts, super volcano, economic collapse, aliens, terrorist invasion, asteroids, or possibly even zombies are but a few of the ways to end humanity, as we know it. Will you be prepared? What Will You Do to Survive?

Item: It wouldn’t be fair to trap you in a room full of flesh-eating slugs and not give you a fly swatter now would it? Each challenger will receive one item to help them out of their dire situation. Use your item wisely.

Caveat Disability: You are trapped in your designated location. Unfortunately, you have an untimely disability. There is someone or something trying to kill and possibly eat you. Will you escape or battle it through to the bitter end? What might await you on the outside if you do manage to escape? How Will You Survive?

WARNING: The Norns are feeling itchy this year. This challenge is not for the faint of heart.

Ladies, are you ready for this year’s Wicked Women Writer Challenge? Please email your name, headshot, and short bio (under 50 words) to to tempt the hands of fate.

wicked-women-writer-award-2012-killion-sladeKillion Slade, our 2012 Wicked Women Writer Winner, will contact you for further challenge details and timeline. Deadline to enter the 2013 Wicked Woman Writer Challenge is June 20, 2013.
Please note: The earlier you enter the challenge, the longer you’ll have to prepare, write, edit, and produce your contest entry before the deadline. Contest slots fill up fast!

Good Luck and May the Norns Take Pity on Your Mortal Soul!

Barring Lilith has been released in The Wickeds

May 30th, 2012

The Wickeds: A Wicked Women Writers Anthology (Volume 1) is available in print on Amazon. This book includes 13 horror short stories previously podcast on, and includes’s own Rhonda R. Carpenter, Heather Roulo, and Arlene Radasky. Naturally, since we had the inside track we grabbed the opportunity to contact each of these authors and bring you their interviews. Many of these gals are authors. In this Second interview show, Rhonda R. Carpenter interviews Emerian Rich, Linda Ciletti, Michele Roger and Our Most Wicked of 2011 Laurel Anne Hill. How the Wickeds got their start; How you can be a member; What is happening with the Wicked Woman Challenge for 2012 and how can you support literacy by getting your copy of The Wickeds. Listen to the  or download the file. Here’s the release information from the publisher.

The Wickeds A Wicked Women Writers Anthology (Volume 1) Available now at Edited by Hollie Snider presents thirteen horror tales from up-and-coming women writers. This diverse collection of revenge, torture, sexy demons and macabre is sure to quench any horror addict’s thirst for blood. Between these covers reside werewolves, demons, ghosts, vampires, a voodoo priestess, headless horseman, Bloody Mary, and human monsters that are perhaps the most disturbing. With an exclusive interview of The Wickeds by Sapphire Neal. Lock your doors, bar your windows, and enjoy stories from: H. E. Roulo, Jeri Unselt, Linda Ciletti, Emerian Rich, Amity Green, Hollie Snider, Jennifer Rahn, Michele Roger, R. E. Chambliss, Arlene Radasky, Kimberly Steele, Laurel Anne Hill, and Rhonda R. Carpenter. Proceeds will be donated to LitWorld, a non-profit organization that uses the power of story to cultivate literacy leaders around the globe.

A New Anthology for the readers and an opportunity for the authors

January 12th, 2011

Greetings Authors and Listeners,
For those of you who don’t know us at Podioracket it is time you checked us out and for those of you who have taken advantage of the free marketing we offer authors as always thanks for thinking of us. We have some changes happening in season 5 you should all be aware of so please have a listen to the new episode.
We announced today in the new short show episode that Podioracket will be putting out a new anthology later this year. You can find the guidelines here next to the cover for Glimpses
The idea is to get you, the author, to submit a written short story in the world from your podiobooks novel. This can be a short before, after, or spin off from a loved or hated character as long as it is in the world you have created and already released. This time we are sticking with fantasy fiction which does include horror. We want this to be new content that your readers have not seen before.
Once your short is accepted you will be notified and you will have 2 months to do the audio. Glimpses will be released in audio on and in ebook form. The new episode of Podioracket Ep-41 gives you a verbal overview of the project and the guidelines are live on the submissions page.
Submissions deadline is April 4th.
Listeners and Readers you are going to get a chance to see if these authors are for you without committing yourself to a novel. Like their worls you can subscribe to the novel set in the worlds they have created.
Can’t wait to see what you all come up with.
Rhonda R Carpenter

You heard it here!

December 18th, 2010

Ahhhhh I won this years WWW Challenge. You can hear the story on and scrolling down to Episode 49 and just below the how to vote instruction episode you will see all six WWW stories mine is the last one and is titled Barring Lilith. The story will be able to be posted here in late spring sorry about that but it is the deal I have with HA.

I am thrilled to have won the votes for this compition. I enjoy working with Emerain Rich on So big thanks to everyone who voted for my story and since I am so late posting this announcement I am coupling it with the Announcement for the coupon that runs to January 1, 2011 for The Mark of a Druid for only .99 cents on www.smashwords.comthe coupon Code is KK77F.

The Mark of a Druid is now available for Iphones and Droid applications. Whoot I can honestly say I didn’t think I would have the first novel out in all formats, but now  I can say it is! Get it everywhere and I mean that. I am writing again. The move set be back but I am working on When Ethers Descend I hope to have it ready by summer 2011 but we will see how editing goes that is always a tough process for me.

I am also working on Truth Slithers which I hope to have done this coming year too. Look for changes in the Podioracket show line up in 2011. I am taking a much needed vacation for the holidays and heading to my mom’s house. So except the next post in 2011! Have a great Holiday Season Everyone!

It’s that time of year again Vote for the most wicked

October 28th, 2010

The Wicked Women Writers are at it again! You have until Nov 16th to vote for the most wicked woman write who will carry the title Most wicked for 2010!

This year there are more contestants and more stories. The rules were this the theme was the 7 deadly sins. Each of us was given a sin and 30 days to write record edit and produce a audio version of the sin we were assigned. I got LUST! Imagine that! As you can guess this is not a story for the little ones and it is not work safe, you have been warned!

I had a good time with this story and now that I have listened to all 6 of the entries I must say you will have a hard time picking!

Once you have heard them all email with your vote. In the subject line put WWW and your vote goes in the body. One of the voters will win schwag from all of the women!  You can only vote once. The winner will be drawn at random and each writer will send you something.

So pop over to and listen to them all!

Release of Scotland Burns and the news for the week!

April 5th, 2010


In March on Book Island during the Emz Mazie’s taping of Horroraddicts I released in SL Scottland Burns! It was a great turnout Scotland Burns was played during the show, music from  Stephen Cooper and the movie review os Loch Ness Terror 2008 were discussed. As always Emerain Rick dazzled us with horror trivia, news and events from around the world. For the full show go to The costume contest:  500L was awarded to Farye Starscribe, she dressed as Nessie herself. The Dragon rides were a grand hit. Now it is time to bring it to you on this feed. Spread the word!  

This week I was featured in a down and drity interview about my writing on Lorna T. Suzuki’s blog at I currently have her novel on my to read list.

Insight Zadark podcrafters hours on Monday at both locations. First on Cookie Island  from 12:00-1:oo pm SLT then off to Book Island  1:00 to 2:00 when we start the reading of the chapter of The Mark of a Druid at the new celtic village on the beach!  And a special Easter Egg Hunt with 11 prizes hidden in eggs all over the Island. The clues will be given at the reading. Now not every egg has a prize, but 11 of them have 200L hidden within. At 5:00 Pm SLT the podcast of The Mark of a Druid will play also at the beach but on the stage. If there are any eggs left I will announce the clues again.

Thursday I will be intrviewing Secret Wolrd Chronicles Authors Mercedes Lackey, Dennis Lee and the voice talent of Veronica Giguere join BTR-PR. Currently Secret Wolrd Chronicle has 3 books on on Lets find out how they collaberate to produce.
Friday Imarad Breen will be at the  Cookie Island  from 1:00 to 1:30  then off to Book Island m 1:30 to 2:00

Now for your listening enjoyment here is Scotland Burns By Rhonda R. Carpenter. Guest voices by Mick Bordet author of Some Other Scotland, Grahan Davis a captive artist, and Mark Carpenter did an amazing job on all of the monster noises and sound effects and than kyou to for the cover art on this short. 

New Short Scotland Burns

March 1st, 2010

March 7th 9:30 am SLT on Book Island, address 22 Gutenberg Alley, at Quills. Emz Mazie will be taping the next episode of Horroraddicts live in SL! So what makes this any more special than a killer live taping with Emz? Well… Insight is the featured author and her topic is sea monster/lockness. In honore of her release of Scotland Burns we are having a huge event. So what will you miss if you can’t make it?

Scotland Burns will be played during the show, music from  Stephen Cooper and the movie review os Loch Ness Terror 2008. As always Emerain Rick will dazzle us with horror trivia, news and events from around the world.

Costume Contest:  500L prize to the best sea monster/loch Ness costume. That leaves it up to your imagination. Check out the cover for the short Scotland Burns for some hints on other costumes.

Get your picture taken with Nessie in Pulitzer Square while you are waiting for your turn to ride an enormous fire breathing dragon. tour you around the skys of Book Island so you can see it all.  

Also this week there will be:

Insight Zadark podcrafters hours on Monday at both locations. First on Cookie Island  from 12:00-1:oo pm SLT then off to Book Island m 1:00 to 2:00 when we start the reading of the chapter of The Mark of a Druid on the beach!  At 5:00 Pm SLT the podcast of The Mark of a Druid will play also at the beach.

Friday Imarad Breen will be at the  Cookie Island  from 1:00 to 1:30  then off to Book Island m 1:30 to 2:00. 

Sunday is the big event!