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Horror Haiku Pas de Deux Promotional


Title: Horror Haiku Pas de Deux

Author: A. F. Stewart

Genre: Horror, Poetry




In the shadows???voices.

Calling, screaming, moaning.

Countless tongues telling tales…

of Hell

of Monsters

and Unnatural Things

Come chase the dark words, fall into the spell of terror and sit with the poetic weaver as you watch the world burn. Horror Haiku Pas de Deux is a volume of poetry mixing horror with haiku and verse to chill your bones.

Poetic beauty lives forever with the undead.

On Pre-order for an October 1st release date

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Author Bio:

A steadfast and proud sci-fi and fantasy geek, A. F. Stewart was born and raised in Nova Scotia, Canada and still calls it home. She favours the dark and deadly when writing???her genres of choice being dark fantasy and horror???but she has been known to venture into the light on occasion. As an indie author she???s published novellas and story collections, with a few side trips into poetry and non-fiction.

She is fond of good books, action movies, sword collecting, geeky things, comic books, and oil painting as a hobby. She has a great interest in history and mythology, often working those themes into her books and stories.

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Blood across the wall

Painted human skulls, staring

Hell???s Gate, reflecting


Do you want to see

my pretty doll collection?

They were alive, once


Ravens overhead

circling on their silent wings

watching corpses fall


Screams, blood, abhorrence

Death and Hate walk hand in hand

Forever entwined


Ponder the weary

everything dark and dreary

Ravens peck the dead


Shadows creep, child weeps

Don???t breathe, don???t cry???stay quiet

The monster???s hunting


Raven caws, warning

Heed the cry, and stay away

The witch is hungry


Missing, lost, alone

Will existence fade away

if no one searches?

Stone Maidens in a Row


Those little stone maidens all in a row,

come see them hither, along the wall

with downcast eyes, hands folded all

Those little stone maidens all in a row


Come see them hither, along the wall

Such pretty things for cold grey stone,

standing there amidst grass overgrown

Come see them hither, along the wall


Such pretty things for cold grey stone

Makes you wonder what???s underneath

Is it flesh and bone that lies beneath?

Such pretty things for cold grey stone


Makes you wonder what???s underneath,

those little stone maidens all in a row

Is it sad small tales of death and woe?

Makes you wonder what???s underneath


Those little stone maidens all in a row,

come see them hither, along the wall

with downcast eyes, hands folded all

Those little stone maidens all in a row

Release Tour of The 13 Tales of Illusory by Stephanie Ayers

OWS Ink, LLC along with Catterfly Publishing is proud to announce the release of Stephanie Ayers??? first short story collection, The 13 Tales of Illusory. From the poetic opening of Soul Survivor to the morbid romance of What the Sign Saw, this array of short stories will have you perched on the edge of your seat with all of the lights on!

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13 enchanted horrors. 13 spine-chilling tales. Down, down in the depths they fell, bodies in the dark of a liquid hell. Can you survive all 13?





This fantastic tour ride kicks off today in Emery???s Wonderland but, fear not! There are still a few spots left if you would like to join in! Simply email?? more details.

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9/22 Tour announcement and release schedule shared on

9/23??Emery’s Wonderland??

9/24 Circle of Stalkers??

9/25 Welcome to Hell Bent ??

9/26 Book review??

9/27 Stacy Overby??

9/28 Thrilling Thursday On??An Angell???s Life of Bookish Goodness

10/3 Live reading by Joshua Robertson ???A Child Lost??? by Stephanie Ayers??

10/4 Release announcement on Stephanie Ayers???s Blog

10/5 Author Interview??

10/6 RevKess Reviews??

10/7?? author interview

10/8 ??Book review??


10/17 Mackenzie Flohr’s ??| Author Interviews, Book Spotlights, Book Reviews, Creative Writing –??

About the Author:??

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Stephanie Ayers??is the??Executive Creative Director??of Our Write Side, author of fictions, and wears many hats with??OWS Ink. She is also a full-time world-building ninja, seven-time published author enjoying country living in central Virginia, while crafting her own story and resisting to grow up at all costs. She mothers her children, loves her husband, attends church, and avoids all things zombies.

Stephanie has been a regular contributor and leader for Bloggy Moms and Just Be Enough, and wrote content for Blogmutt as a freelance writer.

You can find a full listing of her works on her??Amazon author page. ??She shares her writing experience and advice monthly on Our Write Side. Additionally, she hosts the exclusive??Master Class??writing prompt. She moonlights as the??Head Designer??for OWS Creative Studios and one of several editors for OWS Ink.

CONNECT:??Facebook??|??Twitter??|??Google +??|??LinkedIn??|??Goodreads??|??Pinterest??|??Instagram??|??Author Blog??|??Bookbub??|??Tumblr??

How to Choose Your Genre to Find Your Audience

Deciding how to choose your genre as an author is a very important factor in your road to success. You have to be sure that there is a market for it and that you will be able to deliver. There is no right or wrong choice in general, but rather a right or wrong choice for you as an individual. This is why it is important to know what you love to write about before you can go any further. If you are stuck at this point, I have some tips that might help you get to a conclusion.

Know your audience

Take a minute and imagine what your potential readers look like, who they are and what they are looking for. Put yourself in their shoes and spend a day in their lives if you can. You don???t have to physically do so, but let your imagination take you there. Are your readers??? professionals looking for intellectual information or are they teenagers trying to find a story they can relate to? If you know your audience, you will be able to cater for their needs.

Popular genres

You cannot make a decision on what genre to choose if you do not know what your options are. Are you a hopeless romantic or does crime novels interest you the most? Make sure that you are comfortable with your choice before you commit. Do not let the fear of the unknown hold you back from the direction you want to follow. You can always do some rephrasing online if you are a little unfamiliar with some writing styles. Look at the bestselling list and see what genres appear most. These are probably what the readers love. Try and fit into the top bracket of genres on the best sellers list, unless you are sure of what you want to write about.


After you have done all your research, it is time to commit to the choice you???ve made. If you pick the correct genre and you absolutely love it, you will be able to stay with it for long-term. Do not let other authors??? writing sway you to and fro. Read as many book within the chosen genre and take note of important points. Being an author is more than just putting pen to paper. It is a business and you need to be willing to put the hard work in and lay your foundation. When you write your first book in a specific genre, you should be able to see it through and stay within the set choice. This is how you become a successful author, because people need to know what they can expect from your work.

Remembering you

When you are no longer alive, what would you want people to remember you by? When you come to this conclusion, you have found your genre. Do you want to fill people???s minds with hope of finding true love, or do you want to take them to a world of mystery where nothing is real? What is your main purpose as a writer and what is your end goal? These questions are important if you want to make an impact in today???s world. You surely don???t want to be a forgotten author, but rather remembered for exactly who you were. If you have the ability to think that far, you will surely become a successful author, because you know who you are and who you want to be remembered as.


At some point, you are going to have to start writing and it is not a quick job. We are so lucky to live in these times as we have so many tools available to us. You can find a rephrase tool online and a grammar checker. Being a writer has never been such a perfect choice. Start writing and commit to see the entire process through. There are going to come times when you are probably going to want to give up, but you have to take it till the last word. How many authors have started books and never finished it? That is not going to be you. Now rephrase sentences online with your tools, check your grammar and spelling, and send that novel in for review.


You have it in you to become a bestselling author. It does take a lot of patience at times, but you are not going to let time come between you and your dream. Believe in your abilities and do not let a negative response make you quit. Some of the most popular authors had to go through a lot of rejections before they reached success. Be persistent and see this journey through. Do not ever tell yourself that you are not good enough, because you are.

Ambrosia: An OWS Ink Poetry Anthology

OWS Ink, LLC along with Catterfly Publishing is proud to announce the release of our first annual poetry anthology, Ambrosia. This project was a labor of love between the poets involved and the OWS team. Now we aim to take that love and put it to good use. The royalties from Ambrosia will be donated to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. This is a cause that all of us at OWS feel strongly about and we are honored to be able to contribute to their efforts and programs.


Delight in the nectar of the gods. Feed your mind with Ambrosia.

Whispers to the gods are like honey from a poet’s lips. When several poets raise their voices together, it’s a sacred feast of memories and dreams. Poetry is divine food for the soul, full of emotion and celestial feeling. Join us in our longing, our pain and passion, heartache, logic and insanity, fear, faith, confusion, hope, unity, solitude, daily life, and political strife brought to you by Eric Keizer, A.L. Mabry, Alyssa Trivett, Mello Sakia, Phillip Matthew Roberts, Sam DeLoach, Stacey Overby, Stephanie Ayers, and Veronica Falletta.

As the whispers of muses fly from poet’s lips, join us for this heavenly celebration.




Week One

Monday, August 21: Kickoff on OWS (you are HERE)
Tuesday, August 22: Stephanie Ayers
Wednesday, August 23: Heidi Angell
Thursday, August 24: Timothy Bateson??and Anita Stewart
Friday, August 25: Stephen Hunt
Saturday, August 26: Jin Okubo
Sunday, August 27:

Week Two

Monday, August 28: Rebekah Jonesy
Tuesday, August 29:
Wednesday, August 30:
Thursday, August 31: Roy Hudson
Friday, September 1:
Saturday, September 2:
Sunday, September 3:

Week Three

Monday, September 4:
Tuesday, September 5:
Wednesday, September 6:
Thursday, September 7:
Friday, September 8: Karina Kantas
Saturday, September 9:
Sunday, September 10:

Week Four

Monday, September 11:
Tuesday, September 12:
Wednesday, September 13:
Thursday, September 14:
Friday: September 15:
Saturday, September 16:
Sunday, September 17:

Join our LIVE Facebook Release Party from September 15-17th!


Author’s Social Media Links

Eric Keizer ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ??| Website | Facebook| Twitter |
A.L. Mabry ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? | Website | Facebook | Twitter |
Sam DeLoach ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ??| Website | Facebook | Twitter |
Alyssa Trivett ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ??| Website | Facebook | Twitter |
Mello Sakia ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ??| Website | Facebook | Twitter |
Stacy Overby ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? | Website | Facebook | Twitter |
Phillip Matthew Roberts ??| Website | Facebook | Twitter |
Veronica Falletta ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ??| Website | Facebook | Twitter |
Stephanie Ayers ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? | Website | Facebook | Twitter |

OWS Staff and Management would like to extend an extra special thank you to the following organizations for their continued support:

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