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The Galloping Ghoul of Hockomock Swamp

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Riding the Natchez Trace and exploring the historic cites along the way makes me think of my first published romance. A M/M HISTORIC EROTIC ROMANCE. Yes, I was the girl who introduced myself as a paranormal romance writer. How ironic is it to have my first work published several years ago and it be not only a historic but a m/m erotic romance.  It is still a wonderful story and I enjoyed writing it very much.

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M/M Erotic Historic Romance
The Galloping Ghoul rides each full moon, exacting revenge by frightening those who tormented his past. By day, he is one of the town people, Nathaniel Hawkins, an affluent entrepreneur. He identifies with Ike Sandhill, a government surveyor, and wants to protect him from the same thugs who drove Nathaniel to revenge.

Ike goes to the extreme to prove to everyone how straight laced he is. He pursues Misty VonMix with the intention of marriage.

Nathaniel doesn’t know how to confess his desire without driving Ike away. He comes up with a plan of seduction. Before the night is over Ike discovers things about himself he always knew, yet denied.
Excerpt
“Massachusetts, 1790
Somewhere in the Bridgewater Triangle, old wives tell tales in hushed tones about strange lights in the sky and the Galloping Ghoul of Hockomock Swamp. They say the specter rides on the night of the full moon. They don’t know what drives him to haunt unsuspecting travelers. Those who’ve crossed his path flee in fear for their lives. If the victims know why he rides, they never say.”….

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…Hell’s bells, what a goat fuck. Augustus stood patiently while Nathaniel hoisted Ike’s lanky frame up into the saddle and mounted behind to support his unconscious burden. The flight brought them to the borders of Nathaniel’s estate.
“Time to go home, Augustus.”
Nathaniel’s pulse pounded at the proximity of Ike in the saddle, his head resting on Nathaniel’s shoulder. How badly he wanted to brush the wayward lock of golden hair back from the man’s brow. No more hiding. Before the night was over, Nathaniel would be sure Ike Sandhill knew his full intentions. He couldn’t go on in this limbo half-life watching from afar. By dawn, they’d both be changed men. He prayed he could convince Ike to take what he had to offer, to take a chance, to take something, anything from him.

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Dar’kind Promises – Secret Thirty

Today is release day for Dar’kind Promises. I hope you have enjoyed our month of secret reveals about the story and the world created through it.

My work to date with Rebel Ink Press started with the anthology Once Upon a Twisted Tale and my short The Galloping Ghoul of Hockomock Swamp in Oct of 2011.

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In Dec, 2011 I was part of a collaborative team from Rebel Ink Press that wrote and released Paw Prints to raise money for animal rescue.200x300PawPrints

Then in Feb of 2012 Raynia’s Magic Released. I love this cover. I dream of having it framed as art work on my wall. LOL

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Later that spring we re-released the Galloping Ghoul under it’s own cover apart from the Anthology. I think that cover is probably my favorite.

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And today, Dar’kind Promises is released.  Maybe this is my favorite cover. LOL. Technically my fourth real launch. Somehow, for the first time it seems real. I have a giddy excitement and so much hope for the future.

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So, that is my last secret. That I feel like a little kid on Christmas morning. I hope the joy and anticipation never fades. Happy Reading

And just for a sneak peek  “Beverly’s Secret” to be released April 17, 2013

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Promotion Secrets, Undiscovered

Catchy title? I have to admit I haven’t discovered the secret of self-promotion. That’s why I say undiscovered. I tweet, I Face Book, I blog, I guest blog, I pay for advertisement, I’ve had promotional video’s made, I’ve made my own book trailers.  It is all like so much unknown, at times,  frantic activity.  Somewhat like swimming in a blender.

I’m just a real person here trying to realize the dream of bringing my characters to life in hopes that someone will actually read the stories and enjoy them as much as I do. Oh and actually buy them rather than downloading them free from the pirates. I don’t think there is anything more simple or basic than than for a writer.

Yet, we are in the era of self publishing. It is alike a wild west frontier. The question so many authors are asking themselves is ‘How do I get through the volume of work out there (in all levels of quality) to get into the readers hands. I will say I am twice blessed to have found a publishing home at Rebel Ink Press.

However, we’ve all seen those sensations go nuclear. It’s like a cinderella story on steroids the way some books take on a life of their own with apparently very little effort and sometimes as a rather poor quality product. IMHO. A cult following arises and book becomes sensation, soaring to the top of the New York Times list, movies negotiations follow.

As writers, who’ve dedicated years to the craft of writing, we often shake our heads and….while being very happy for the successful princess of the day…. still…completely gobstobbered.  We think, ‘So n So’ writes such a better crafted story etc. the gobsmacked self dialogue continues. If someone could discover what causes the meteoric phenomena and bottle it? OMG We’d I think we’d line up around the block for a taste of the magic potion in hopes of a glimmer of the success.

So, at the end of the day. I’m just a girl with a pencil who writes and hopes to find readers who are pleased with the journey I take them on, between the pages of a book.

In the meantime, take a look at these video book trailers for a different kind of creative teaser to the stories I have out there for your enjoyment.

“The Galloping Ghoul of Hockomock Swamp”

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“Raynia’s Magic”

and a lovely introductory author video Rebel Ink Press did for some of their new writers

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Please feel free to share my website and these links with ANYONE who likes to read erotic romance. They are hot enough to make you squirm a little, fun enough for a laugh or two and guaranteed to have a happy ending. Come on, leave your safe world behind.

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Laterz my friends

Eden

Progress Comes in Many Forms

Progress comes in many forms for the diligent and relentless author.

Thank you to Lynn Marcello Photography for the lovely author photo.

I have merged this blog with my own domain.  You can now find me easily at http://edenglenn.com.  It essentially brings you to the old https://edenglenn.wordpress.com in a more direct manner.  You will be seeing subtle changes to make this blog more user friendly as well as a marketable presentation of Eden Glenn and her work.

I also created an Amazon author’s page that can be found here: Eden Glenn at Amazon. I can produce a Kindlegraph to autograph your Amazon purchased ebook. However, don’t forget you can also find me at Barnes and Noble, Bookstrand and All Romance Books.

I made a book trailer for The Galloping Ghoul of Hockomock Swamp which can be viewed here:  The Galloping Ghoul of Hockomock Swamp by Eden Glenn

So, leave your safe world behind and join me in reading!

Eden

Goddess Fish Party Tomorrow Check it out!

Goddess Fish Party celebrating the release of Rebel Ink Press books including “The Galloping Ghoul of Hockomock Swamp”

The Galloping Ghoul of Hockomock Swamp

Hello all our Rebel Ink Blog Hoppers and welcome to my world.

I am glad you are here to share in my happiness over the release of my short “The Galloping Ghoul of Hockomock Swamp” available at all quality e-book vendors.

First of all, isn’t that an amazing cover?  Carl Franklin the graphic artist at Rebel Ink Press is a genius.  It is a work of art worthy of framing.  I think I’ll do that!

The Galloping Ghoul story came about when Rebel Ink Press put out a call for twisted tales to come out Halloween in an anthology form.  I couldn’t let the opportunity pass me by.  I wasn’t familiar with RIP at the time but gave them a pitch that was a twist on the “Headless Horseman” story by Washington Irving.  They loved the pitch and I proceeded to write what we called for a long time as a work in progress, The Horseman.

This sexy story is an erotic male male historic romance between Nathaniel Hawkins and Ike Sandhill, a government surveyor.

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The Galloping Ghoul rides each full moon, exacting revenge by frightening those who tormented his past. By day, he is one of the town people, Nathaniel Hawkins, an affluent entrepreneur. He identifies with Ike Sandhill, a government surveyor, and wants to protect him from the same thugs who drove Nathaniel to revenge. Ike goes to the extreme to prove to everyone how straight laced he is. He pursues Misty VonMix with the intention of marriage. Nathaniel doesn’t know how to confess his desire without driving Ike away. He comes up with a plan of seduction. Before the night is over Ike discovers things about himself he always knew, yet denied.  

Nathaniel is a powerful man and it is charming to see his attraction and hope of a love with Ike take him apart.

Excerpt:

“Massachusetts, 1790

Somewhere in the Bridgewater Triangle, old wives tell tales in hushed tones about strange lights in the sky and the Galloping Ghoul of Hockomock Swamp. They say the specter rides on the night of the full moon. They don’t know what drives him to haunt unsuspecting travelers. Those who’ve crossed his path flee in fear for their lives. If the victims know why he rides, they never say.

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…Nathaniel drew closer in the deadly race. The gap closed but not fast enough and his heart jolted when the tired animal stumbled.

“Socrates!” Ike shouted the encouragement to his floundering steed.

Nathaniel struggled to rescue Ike from himself. He didn’t have time to calculate a fancy plan. He just needed one that would work. His options were limited but inspiration with a dose of blind luck seldom failed him. He threw back the cloak of his headless ghoul disguise, surprised the costume survived the mad race. The muskmelon head he carried to aid his full moon revelry would be forfeit. “Mother luck, do not fail me now.” Nathaniel lobbed the ball shaped fruit at Ike’s ridiculous hat  to save the life of the man he’d benefactored, secretly lusted after and suspected he loved.”

Thank you for hopping by today.  Visit the other Blog Hop participants by hopping through the Rebel Ink Press cite hot linked above.

And while you are at it, hop on over to Amazon, Barnes and Noble, BookStrand or All Romance Books and pick up a copy of “The Galloping Ghoul of Hockomock Swamp” for your summer reading pleasure.  Or if Menage’ stories are more your fare check out “Raynia’s Magic” also at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, BookStrand, or All Romance Books

Blurb:

Raynia Castellano is drawn to purchase an amethyst pendant as an impulse buy but not before the clerk assures her the magic is in the woman not the necklace that seems to call to her. And given that Raynia has just left an adulterous ex-husband and has recently settled into a law practice with her oh so sexy and oh so apparently gay law partners, Chase Thompson and Peter Thornton, surely a little magic is required.

“The Galloping Ghoul of Hockomock Swamp” Countdown

“The Galloping Ghoul of Hockomock Swamp” will release on June 3rd.  The count down has begun.  I’ll be zipping around on blog tours, posting here and there. Rebel Ink Press is getting a Party together for their authors with Goddess Fish Promotions, an ads on Night Owl Reviews, excerpt day on the Rebel Reasoning Blog.  It will be a blast.

However, Carl Franklin has made a magical cover for “The Galloping Ghoul of Hockomock Swamp”. I think it is the best cover I’ve seen well….since…well since he did the cover for Raynia’s Magic. LOLOLOL. He is a wizard of sorts! Magic for all things Graphic Artist in nature.  Thank you once again Carl!

Here is a taste

The Galloping Ghoul Of Hockomock Swamp

I had great news from my publisher Rebel Ink Press, this week.  The short novellette I wrote for the “Once Upon A Twisted Tale” anthology released last October has been selected to be offered as a stand alone.

I’ll keep you posted as details are negotiated for release.

It is a fun male male erotic historic romance. You’ll find laughs and steamy sex.

Kudos to my former partner R.M. Kinore for her invaluable assistance during the revision process on this story. Truly, The Galloping Ghoul of Hockomock Swamp wouldn’t have existed without her research skills.

Once Upon a Messed Up Evening

Whew, what a day. I only have this one day off my day job. We are settling into a new apartment after a disastrous failed relationship that brought me to Chattanooga, TN.

We are in the new apartment, unpacking, settling in. There are so many things to replace that I had given away because my girlfriend had better etc…. now out on my own again…well I find the interest in having pots rather integral to survival.

We are mostly unpacked that his juncture. I love my new apartment. We are putting together the little decorative touches that make it homey. We have the pot rack up. Starting to find places for the art work. All of my clothes are hung in the closets. Yes…. I have two. I am FEM and love it, so, yet two closets are cool. My plants are on the balcony. I planted lettuce today. So, many little things to do that help make it home.

I was so excited to have “Raynia’s Magic” a novellette published by Rebel InK Press, released in February. It feels good.

I am still working a grueling day job. Many parts of my body hurt, all…the….time….

And while I am recovering from a tragically, awful…. failed relationship….again…. there is always hope. Hope for a brighter tomorrow, hope for renewed love, hope for happiness with someone who cares, and understands my quirky nature.

Thanks for being a reader, friend and listening. I hope you enjoy my writing. Check out “Once Upon A Twisted Tale” with my story “The Galloping Ghoul of Hockomock Swamp” and the novellette, “Raynia’s Magic” More to come. I have a couple of dragon shapeshifters that love one woman and want me to tell their story.

I will be blogging over at Sex Marks The G-Spot this month and also at Rebel Reasonings.

This evening, I broke my phone, blew out the power in my new apartment, ordered pizza for dinner cause…duha, no power….had to have the maintenance man come from GA to fix the power….. What a day. It was technically a day off work but I ran the live long day. Took my mom (she is in assisted living) and her dog on all their various appointments, tried to buy herbs to plant (they aren’t available yet), visited the bread thrift story, several trips to Ace Hardware, I think it is time for a shower…..lol
Come on over for a visit. Thanks for being a reader. I think it is margaritaville time. LOL

Eden.

Weekend Dirty Dozen

It’s Weekend Dirty Dozen Time Visit out other Weekend Dirty Dozen Writers. Weekend Dirty Dozen with “The Galloping Ghoul of Hockomock Swamp” a story in “Once Upon A Twisted Tale” Anthology from Rebel Ink Press.

Ike is faced with a choice. Will he continue to live a lie? or Choose Nathaniel. We are in Ike’s POV

“His whole life he resisted his lust to embrace the love of a man and was in the process of seeking marriage to legitimatize himself for security and as a blind to hide his true nature. The imagined sounds and feelings of Nathaniel’s thrusts so powerful his balls would slap against Ike’s ass made him shiver. Did he have the strength to reach for the life he really wanted and flaunt it in the face of conventional society?
“What shall it be, Ike?” Nathaniel ran one finger down Ike’s cheek, drawing his gaze.
Ike pulled from his musing and looked up at Nathaniel. The man was lean muscle, bronzed from the sun. His flat, supple abs supported broad shoulders strung with defined, long hewn muscles. His cock teased and flexed, brushing his abdomen in a persuasive offering. Adonis. He was a God. Ike knew exactly how to worship him.”

Book Trailer “Once Upon A Twisted Tale” from Rebel Ink Press

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“Once Upon A Twisted Tale” available at e-book outlets
Barnes and Noble

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