Come celebrate creepy horror anthology ALL IN FEAR on Instagram during the #AllinFearTour

Presented by: Open Ink Press and A Novel Take PR Hosted by: 10/26: @erchomaiii 10/27: @alphabookclub 10/28: @hauntedbybooks13 10/29: @loveunchainedreviews 10/30: @veroluc84 ALL IN FEAR, a collection of queer horror novellas, released last year and is being celebrated this Halloween with a sale blitz and more! To celebrate we have 5 days of awesome #bookstagram photos hosted by some awesome accounts! What it is: for five days, stop by each of the hosts to see their photos of and take part in the tour challenge. Tour challenge: comment on any…

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The Stories We Tell by Kris Ripper

Let’s chat for a minute about taking storytelling risks. The Queer and the Restless features violence against queer people. I’m a little nervous about this. For a long time the only queer stories that were permitted to be told were stories in which queer folks lived tragic lives, or stories in which queer folks were villains as a result of their innate wrongness. In Queers of La Vista, the majority of the recurring characters are queer. Some are grumpy, some are kind, some are obsessive, some are driven, or sweet,…

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Tell Me A Story by MM Florin

For the first year and a half of our relationship, my girlfriend and I were living apart. Like, apart. To see each other, we took it in turns to undertake a journey involving eight hours and four forms of public transportation, including a plane. I lived in an isolated city with dreadful railway links. She lived, and I am not exaggerating, on a small island in the middle of the sea on the other side of the country that counted as international on all mobile networks. At the time, we…

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When You Don’t Even Know Your Mind Is Closed by Jennifer Iacopelli

I am a white, cis, hetero woman from a relatively affluent suburb of New York City. It’s not a stretch of the imagination to say my high school’s graduating class was 99% “me.” I am privileged. This isn’t to say my parents didn’t work hard or that I had everything growing up, they did and I didn’t, but simply that life is so much easier for me than it is for a lot of people through a sheer accident of birth. I always knew this, but I didn’t begin to…

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My Horizon is Romantic and Queer by Santino Hassell

For those who don’t know me, my writing career (not publishing career. That one is only a year or so old) has been anything but linear. I started out in fandom, transitioned to original slash fiction (fandom word for M/M) where I launched into an epic journey with my friend Ais. Together, we co-wrote a long dystopian queer series set in the near future—In the Company of Shadows. It was gritty, violent, and frightening, but was ultimately a love story. Out of the ashes of the world we created and…

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Because of Open Ink by J.C. Lillis

Foolish Former Me: Yeahhhhh, I don’t do short stories ’cause I’m all about novels and shorts make me think of college writing classes and kinda make me break out in hives and besides I’m totally bad at them— Judith: okay but how ’bout we all do this antho FFM: *scribbles furiously* This is the Power of Judith—and by extension, the power of her new publishing company. When I heard she’d picked the name Open Ink Press, I thought hell yeah, that’s perfect. Perfect in a big-picture way, because I know this press will be wide…

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