Author: Amber M. Simpson

The Crime Microfiction Anthology Has Been Unraveled!

The Crime Microfiction Anthology Has Been Unraveled!

Unravel, the 5th Dark Drabbles anthology presented by Black Hare Press, is available for paperback purchase right now on Amazon!

This dark and mysterious crime microfiction anthology features three of my tiny tales: “The Hook Up”, “Duty Calls” and “My Sweet Emma”.

“Murder mysteries, criminal chronicles, whodunnits, revenge, suspicion, mayhem, intrigue, and lots more.

What miracles can one hundred debut to bestselling authors do with 100 words?

More than three hundred 100-word drabbles from around the world.”

– Unravel

You don’t want to miss what dark and deviant ideas these authors were able to come up with! Including me!

Order your copy of Unravel now on Amazon!

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Tall Tales & Short Stories

Tall Tales & Short Stories

Tall Tales & Short Stories, presented by Escaped Ink Press is now available for pre-order! My flash fiction horror piece “Feeding the Crows” is featured within, along with 49 other authors whose fiction will “take you on a multi-genre voyage of discovery across space, time and place.”

Despite their brevity, these tiny tales get right to the heart of what makes us human. They’ll tug at your heart strings, horrify, amuse and make you think, the words lingering in your mind long after you finish reading.

A new collection of talented authors, known names and new, from across the planet have penned compelling stories of birth, love and lust, heartache and revenge, death and the afterlife. Throw in aliens and angels, alcoholic bulls and alternative histories, hauntings and huntings, oh and a cowbot! What’s not to love about this anthology?

My story “Feeding the Crows” was a lot of fun to write, and I couldn’t be more excited to have it published in this spectacular debut anthology by Escaped Ink Press.

I was also happy to give an author interview following my acceptance into the anthology, which will go live later this week. Stay tuned!

Pre-order Tall Tales & Short Stories now on Amazon!

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Its Time to Give in to Your Guilty Pleasures!

Its Time to Give in to Your Guilty Pleasures!

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My erotic horror drabble “No Touching” is now available! Pressed between the pages of this sexy/dark anthology by Things in the Well, it’s in good company with an exciting array of new and established writers alike. These 100 word “quickies” and 200 word “one night stands” are a must-have read for anyone who likes a good blend of sex and horror.

This was my first attempt at writing erotic horror, so you can imagine my PLEASURE at receiving the acceptance for this anthology. What’s more, my name is included on the back cover! I’ve had my name on several book covers as editor, but this is the first time it’s been on a cover as author!

“An international anthology of dark erotic drabbles (100 words) and double drabbles (200 words). Includes the novella ‘Dolls’ by the UK’s Ramsey Campbell and other ‘extras’ including a couple of longer stories and some inter-related drabbles, plus some dark erotic illustrations! Definitely adult themed, not suitable for children! With illustrations and other extras including an article ‘On Sex and Horror’ and includes 10 drabbles/doubles by Steve Dillon, ex-President of the Australian Horror Writers Association and series editor of the Things in the Well series of anthologies, as well as stories from other award-winning writers!” – Guilty Pleasures and Other Dark Delights

Check it out NOW on Amazon!

Guilty Pleasures & Other Dark Delights by Things in the Well on Amazon

 

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Excellent Reviews For 100 Word Horrors 3

Excellent Reviews For 100 Word Horrors 3

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100 Word Horrors 3 by KJK Publishing, released on September 16, has received some amazing reviews from readers. My dark drabble “Show Time” lurks within the pages of this phenomenal collection of complete horror stories told in just 100 words, so seeing such positive reviews for the anthology really makes my day!

One reviewer in particular actually took the time to rate each story on a scale of 1 to 5, and I was happy to see that she gave my creepy clown tale a perfect 5! You can read her complete review of 100 Word Horrors 3 over at her website, Erica Robyn Reads.

A couple of other readers who recommended 100 Word Horrors 3:

Bibliophilia Templum. 
Pyles of Books

And as of now there are 6 great reviews over on Amazon, where the anthology is currently available for purchase in both Kindle and paperback. With over 100 of the finest horror drabbles (including my own “Show Time”!) there is sure to be a tale or two to make you want to sleep with the lights on!

100 Word Horrors 3 by KJK Publishing on Amazon

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I’m An Official Poet! (And Now I Know it!)

I’m An Official Poet! (And Now I Know it!)

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My first published poetry! Aaaaggghhh! I’ve always been a writer, but I actually started with poetry, long before I ever wrote a complete story. So to have some poems published is a dream come true! Thank you Dragon Soul Press!

My poems “Our Poetry”, “Nights Like These”, “Between Us”, “Ink Blood”, “I Still Can”, and “Waiting on the Universe” will all be included in this amazing anthology of poetry. I can’t wait to see it in print!

 

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ISOLATION available for Pre-Order NOW!

ISOLATION available for Pre-Order NOW!

Isolation, from Fantasia Divinity Magazine & Publishing, is now available for pre-order on Amazon, set to release in paperback on October 22, 2019.

This anthology features 19 dark stories about the horrors of being trapped in isolation, both physical and psychological.

“Left alone with only your own thoughts and fears, what nightmares will your mind conjure? Ranging from mental isolation, to stranded on deserted islands and alien planets, these stories are sure to get under your skin and make you never want to be alone again.” – Isolation

Not only do I have the honor of editing each and every story contained within, but my own short darkling “Good Girl” also features!

Pre-order NOW on Amazon! – ISOLATION ON AMAZON

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Review of Curses & Cauldrons: An Anthology of Witchcraft Microfiction

Review of Curses & Cauldrons: An Anthology of Witchcraft Microfiction

If you’re looking for a unique and spooky read to get you in the Halloween spirit this year, look no further than Blood Song Book’s debut anthology “Curses & Cauldrons: An Anthology of Witchcraft Microfiction” edited by Zoey Xolton. This collection of devilishly dark tiny tales is jam-packed with magic, mischief, murder, mayhem & madness, just as promised in the book’s description. It does not disappoint!

Within these pages, you’ll find tales of death and doom, such as Zoey Xolton’s own “Wings of Death”, “The Crystal and the Crone” by Brandy Bonifas, and “Blood and Bone” by Rennie St. James.

Stories of dark revenge, like those of Stuart Conover’s “The Summoning”, J.E. Feldman’s “Justice”, and Patrick Winter’s “Corpse Powder”.

As the title suggests, you’ll read of powerful witches and evil entities, such as J.M. Goodrich’s “Winds of Destruction”, Umair Mirxa’s “Isabela” and “Consumed” by Evan Baughfman.

Sinister sorcery and spellcasting abound, such as “Doors and Mirrors” by Terry Miller, “The Witch and the Warlock” by D.M. Burdett, and “A Woman Scorned” by Archit Joshi.

You’ll even find the darkly beautiful and romantic, such as Cindar Harrell’s “Sleep, My Love”, Gabriela Balcom’s “After Death”, and Belinda Brady’s “Returned”.

And weaving its way throughout it all, you’ll find wonderfully dark comedic undertones, such as “Dumpling the Toad” by Stephen Herczeg, “Griselda’s Cocktail” by JD. Bell, and pretty much everything from Shawn M. Klimek (his adventures of witch sisters Myrtle and Meadowsweet were a particular favorite.)

I honestly enjoyed every single one of these dark and deviant tales, and it was hard to pick out only the handful mentioned above. Once you read this book yourself, you’ll see what I mean! With an excellent lineup of new and established writers alike, there is bound to be a story here (or two, or three, or fifty) that will make even the most skeptical of readers wish they, too, could learn the ways of witchcraft!

Available on Amazon HERE!

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Beyond is Out and About!

Beyond is Out and About!

The fourth dark drabble book Beyond, in which two of my dark drabbles feature (“Moving On” and “Running Late”), is now up on Amazon for sale in both Kindle and paperback formats!

“Micro myths of the paranormal; poltergeists, spirit boards, ghosts and ghouls, avenging apparitions and horrifying hauntings. What miracles can one hundred debut to bestselling authors do with 100 words? More than three hundred 100-word drabbles from around the world.” – Beyond

Buy it on Kindle HERE

Buy it in paperback HERE

I just put mine in my Amazon cart and can’t wait to get it in my hands! Next up after this one from Black Hare Press is Book 5 Unravel, in which 3 of my drabbles feature, and then Book 6 Apocalypse in which I have 2 featuring.

Happy dance! 🙂

 

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Waters of Destruction

Waters of Destruction

Waters of Destructions, the second volume in the elemental drabbles series has come to a close. At least for the 100-word’s. I may still try my hand at getting a 200 or 300 word in, which submissions will be opening up for soon, but we’ll see.

I’m happy to have a total of four in this one and can’t wait to see them in print! Look for my stories “Mama” about two boys who encounter something unusual while fishing, “The Perfect Shot” about an underwater photographer who makes a horrifying discovery, “Don’t Go in the Water” about a woman who tries to rescue what she “thinks” is a child from drowning, and “Illicit Affair” about a girl and her forbidden love affair with a man of the fin folk.

I can’t wait for the next in the series to open for submissions. As it’s an elemental series and there are two more set to open, I’m assuming they’ll be fire and earth, but there are always other elements that could be used, as well. Just have to wait and see!

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42 = the Answer to the Universe

42 = the Answer to the Universe

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My 42 word tale “Lurking in the Dark Where Nightmares Breed” (exactly 42 characters in the title!) will be featured as one of many 42 word stories in this unique anthology by Bam Writes. My teeny tiny tale will be included in the “Monsters” category which I’m really excited about.

They’re still taking submissions, up until the end of the year, so head on over and get your own 42 words in. After all, as Bam boasts, the number 42 is THE answer to the universe. And we all have the answer inside us.

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