Cover Reveal- SLITHER by Valarie Savage Kinney





Twisted Core Press proudly presents the cover reveal for SLITHER, the upcoming release written by Valarie Savage Kinney.


We’re often told tales of the underworlds to feed the darkest corners of our nightmares. We tuck them away with the sunlight and laugh away the fear our minds created. But the daylight offers no relief for Zari. She’s hidden her waking nightmare as nothing more than a damaged past. The venom of her secrets consume her, as well as those she cares for most. Emmett, the love of her life and the only one with a past dark enough to respect her space, becomes a pawn in the war against the demonic force which is her blood right. Can Zari overpower those out to get her to feed on the innocent? Can she save Emmett from the evil of Slither?


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Valarie Kinney is a writer, fiber artist and Renaissance Festival junkie with a wicked caffeine addiction. She resides in Michigan with her husband, four children, and two insane little dogs. She is the author of Slither and Just Hold On. She is also the editor and narrator of Dragons of Faith from 7DS Books.


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Cruel & Unusual…Yet Sociable.

A post by Kat Daughtry.

The Kat Daughtry

Authors are the most anti-social, dry, and sarcastic beings in the world. They hide away and avoid the sunlight while creating worlds and killing anyone that may have crossed them in the past in cruel and unusual ways. Okay… not all of that is true.


  I was tagged in a blog post by a fellow author, Shelly Picarella. The challenge is to answer the following questions and then tag other authors. Because we can be quite the ornery sort, this is a vehicle to pull authors away from their imaginations and get them to tell the world about what is going on in their heads.


Kat, what are you working on right now? Right now… what am I working on??? Yes. Okay. I am working on a few things. First- I am working on a stand alone novella about the life of Shu, the steampunk revolutionary tattoo artist from…

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Writers and Prose; Are Reviews REALLY that important?

Post by: Author Darke Conteur

Darke Conteur

I was inspired to write this post after reading this online. Thanks to Diane Nelson for sharing it. I’ll give you a couple minutes to read so you’ll know what got my panties in a bunch.

First of all, there’s a part of me that assumes this post was written to cause some sort of controversy, at least that’s the way I saw it. Out of the eight points, only the last is really valid. The others, to me, didn’t carry any water and judging by the lone comment by a reader, didn’t wash with them either. I’m not going to debunk any of the reasons in the article (although it’s tempting), it’s enough to say they’re weak and a few are stated without any fact to back it up.

In the old paradigm of publishing, reviews were sought after by publishers to help boost the sales of their…

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Home is where your book is.

Post by: Author Michelle Anderson Picarella

Michelle Anderson Picarella

I think this may be the root of truth for an author. Home is where your book is.

Sure, many authors have more than one publishing home for their works, and I highly encourage using multiple outlets for every author. I want to go in depth on this topic, and I will- in the near future and likely through a vlog. If you know me or my work at all, you know my debut novel was previously published with another publisher and is now in the process of becoming a second edition through Twisted Core Press. Let’s take a moment and celebrate this new cover.

LIVIANTCPEBOOKThat is what home looks like to me. Yes, the previous cover was very nice and the artist was top notch, but authors are these stubborn, obtuse, critical perfectionists. We have things in our mind a certain way and like minds with true communication…

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Sometimes, we kill them. Author-play.

Author: Michelle Anderson Picarella

Michelle Anderson Picarella

Authors must be the most boring people in the world. We post books, share author links, retweet auto-correct fails, laugh at memes correcting grammar, and when we reach our maximum level of being sociable, we write.

I would say this is wrong, but it is true, but…. but, there is more. Authors are the most intense, outrageous, twisted little suckers in the world. We create people, give them life. We pick names, and towns or worlds. We give them history and attach you to them. We make you love them. THEN, we break their heart. We burn their houses. We kill their parents or loved ones. Sometimes, we kill them. We create things, torture them, and share with you in hopes that you will enjoy it. We are twisted and so are you or else, there would be no books.. and books exist! Oh Lord Almighty, books exist!


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