After last month’s hurricane and then being without use of a computer for over two weeks due to delayed repair issues from Hurricane Sally, I fell off my typical twice a month blogging schedule. Fortunately, I feel like things are back to “normal” for me now–if normal is a spectrum, I’ve at least got a toe on it.
The big news is my latest release–a Possession Chronicles short story. Halloween Pieces, the fourth anthology from Mobile Writers Guild, is available now. A collection of poetry and prose all revolving around Halloween features the diverse membership of our coastal Alabama group.
My offering, “The Portrait of Eliza Melling”, is historical Southern Gothic–this time with a strong paranormal flare as reader favorite Eliza Melling (who we haven’t seen actively on page since Perilous Confessions) returns in the form of a ghost on Halloween night 1910. It overlaps the Halloween Flirts dance featured in book four, Scarred Memories. Thanks to Eliza’s biting sarcasm, it ended up with a touch of dark comedy. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did writing it.
Any of The Possession Chronicles stories make great reading on autumn nights. They aren’t all creepy, but the horrors of family secrets and scandal can be just as chilling.
Let the release week shenanigans begin! In celebration of book 5 of The Possession Chronicles, Bienvenue Press is running a sale on several of the titles in my Southern Gothic family saga series. Check it out.
Not only can you get Hostile Charms for $0.99, but you can buy Perilous Confessions for the same low price as well. And Murmurs of Evil, a reader favorite for it’s creepy Gothic setting, is on sale for two dollars off! This is the biggest sale ever for my titles, so take advantage of it. Now is a great time to dive into the drama of the early 1900s and catch up with the Melling, Easton, and Davenport families so you’re ready for Hostile Charms on September 8. If you already have them all in your collection, consider telling a reader friend or gifting digital copies this week. You can always search for “Carrie Dalby” at your favorite ebook store, but here’s a handy link that will give you access to each of The Possession Chronicles titles with shopping links to all the major digital platforms selling them. Shop with Books2Read dot com.
The day is nearly upon us. Hostile Charms, book 5 of The Possession Chronicles, releases next Tuesday, September 8, 2020.
Set during the first half of 1912 in Mobile, Alabama, the continuation of this family saga brings new faces and the return (if they ever left) of the demons that plagued the characters inside Seacliff Cottage–and more.
Springtime in “Azalea City” is charming, but danger often lurks behind beauty. Find out Frederick Davenport’s side of the story and see how far he is willing to go to protect his girls. Preorder on digital platforms now for the sale price of $0.99.
Missing any of the novels in The Possession Chronicles? Find their digital editions here or order autographed copies of the paperbacks through The Haunted Book Shop. Happy reading!
Yet another guest blog snippet. This is from my co-write with Jolie St. Amant showcasing an excerpt from “Revelry’s Requiem” when Father Claudio De Fiore of The Possession Chronicles arrives in New Orleans during Mardi Gras 1911 to visit is cousin, Valentino–who readers met in SCARRED MEMORIES. The Chateau Rouge at that time was a brothel and Claudio soon realizes what his cousin has trapped him into entering.
For the next few weeks, we will be hosting authors from Bienvenue to the Chateau Rouge, an anthology that takes place in the enchanted Chateau Rouge Hotel in New Orleans. You will get to see the first reactions and setting from different perspectives as the characters check-in. This week, Jolie St. Amant and Carrie Dalby will be sharing some of their short story, “Revelry’s Requiem”. So, sit back, have a cup of coffee or tea, and enjoy!
On the Front Porch with “Revelry’s Requiem”
Chateau Rouge wore a crisp gray façade, decorative wrought iron balconies servicing the three floors above the entry. Claudio received a few choice looks from passersby before a doorman stepped aside for him.
The pale blue, cream, and gold Grecian style could not disguise what Claudio had learned to recognize as dark spirits within a beautiful setting. Whispering a prayer, he passed his bag to…
Reminder: We are less than six weeks from the release day for Hostile Charms. It’s scheduled for September 8, so stay tuned for more news on book five of the saga. The cover is an epic edition to the series. If you’ve read Scarred Memories, I’m sure you can tell who graces the cover of Hostile Charms.