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, HorrorAddicts.net

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 HorrorAddicts.net

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

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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 wwwchallenge2013@gmail.com 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 horroraddicts.net, and includes Podioracket.com’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 www.podiobooks.com 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 Amazon.com Edited by Hollie Snider HorrorAddicts.net 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 Podiobooks.com 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 Podiobooks.com 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 http://www.podioracket.com/main/instructions-for-submission-to-podioracket/
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 Podiobooks.com 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 HorrorAddicts.net 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 HorrorAddicts.net 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 Emzbox@sbcglobal.net 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 www.horroraddicts.net 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 www.horroraddicts.net. 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 http://web.me.com/imagobooks 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 Podiobooks.com. 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 www.Lonewolfsageco.com 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!

Auction Announcement The Boom Effect

February 21st, 2010

A few words from Philippa Ballantine about The Boom Effect action this saturday.

Many podiobook listeners and producers will know by now that this year began very badly for Tee Morris, one of the founding father’s of Podiobooks.com. He is now facing raising his daughter, affectionately known as SonicBoom by himself after the death of her mother.

Many donated to the ChipIn fund which helped with the immediate expenses surrounding Natalie’s death, and even left a portion over to begin a trust fund. However, as those of you with kids know, raising them is not cheap – let alone sending them to college!

So I thought ‘hey maybe I’ll auction off a few things I have here’ (Mainly the Weather Child original manuscript) – and it kinda snowballed from there. The Boom Effect auction is now hitting 70 auction lots, and I know there are more to come.

People have done some amazing craft projects, donated rare and beautiful things, and been very creative with what services they are offering.

I’m just going to highlight a few of the auction lots that writers and podcasters and listeners might be interested in

Listeners

Writers

Podcasters

And those are just a tiny sample of the amazing things people are donating to help Sonic Boom into the future. Check out the lots here.

The auction will be hosted by Podcasting’s Rich Sigfrit at 10am EST 27th February 2010 live on ustream.

If you’re a podcaster- the promo for the event is here.

You can also find us on Facebook as an event, follow us on twitter orsubscribe to the RSS feed as more auctions are still being added.

This is a great way for us to come together as a community. We’re going to give a little girl options, and one day she’s going to look back and be amazed at what the podcasting/social media community did and how much fun we had doing it.

The Boom Effect Promo

Whats Shaking?

January 25th, 2010

Yes, it is completely cold and we have more snow coming this week.

 

So the WWW knows tomorrow is the first day of weekly readings in SL of The Mark of a Druid. The readings will be live and be a pretty straight read with some sound effects for POV changes if I can get it set up in time. Readings will happen at 2:00 PM SLT which translates to 2:00 PM PST. http://slurl.com/secondlife/Book%20Island/198/56/26

 

Then for the USA we will be doing a 5:00 PM SLT/PST play of the podcast. We don’t know how this schedule will go over or if I can get it set up correctly But I a excited about expanding my presents in SL.

I also have two interviews coming up in SL. They are as follows:

February 4th 5:00pm SLT/PST at Netera Landar Coffee Shop http://slurl.com/secondlife/Terric/170/120/28

 

Then on February 17th at 7:00 PM SLT/PST I am honored to be asked by The West Of Ireland Library Group to do an interview and reading from The Mark of a Druid. This group is a charity organization that sponsors Children one paired one form northern Ireland and one from Southern Ireland for a summer spent in a American home in an effort to dispel old myths that there is a need for ancient hatreds of their surroundings. All donations of to this group and everyone with WOI donate their time and abilities to many SL projects that are both fun and funny on their sim. http://slurl.com/secondlife/West%20of%20Ireland/43/174/26

 

Podioracket is kicking of new episodes every two weeks now with our always ongoing blogs and an anthology that I hope you will all participate in the future if you are not in this volume Titled Podioracket Presents Visionaries.

 

The Sea Monster Piece for HA is coming along. And I am working on When Ethers Descend.

 

Welcome to my world!

Rhonda