Sunday, July 30, 2017

Diary of a Sorceress Update and Release Date!

My debut poetry collection, Diary of a Sorceress, has been scheduled to be released this October at the H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival in Portland, OR!  Words can't express how excited I am at this new, and much earlier, release date.

(Witch Lord of the Hunt)

Because I wasn't expecting this book to come out this year, it was scheduled for some time early next year, I had to haul ass to work on things this past week to get them in before the cover art was finished.

I wrote my Afterword, updated my Acknowledgements page, bugged people for tribute poems and blurbs, and went over proofs meticulously.  I saw a rough look at my cover and am loving it.  I can't wait to see its final form.  As for blurbs, I have blurbs, so far, from Wilum Pugmire, Ann K. Schwader, Linda Addison, Kyla Lee Ward, Lisa Morton, Joe S. Pulver, Sr., Peter Atkins, Charles Lovecraft, and Jessica Amanda Salmonson.  That seems like a lot, Ashley, and you're still expecting more!?  I will admit, I might've been a tad... zealous.  Honestly, I thought I would be turned down because, well, it's poetry.  Not a favorite, unfortunately.  However, everyone, except two who never responded, said yes!  And then someone else offered and I wasn't going to say no.  So I'm expecting five more.

This is my first book.  I am sure I am making a lot of newb mistakes or strengthening stereotypes.  I will not apologize, I can only grow and learn from this.  I'm sure, by following this blog and reading the first entries to the recent, I have grown considerably and can only continue to do so.

(Lover's Witch)

This collection is looking amazing and I can't wait until the rest of the art is finished.

Table of Contents


Prelude: My Dark Diary

I. Entry One: Atop the Crystal Moon
Diary of a Sorceress
Entry One
Letters to a Sorcerer
A Sorcerous Tome
The Glass Vial
Witch Lord of the Hunt
Labyrinthine King
Midnight Strides
Night Play
Moon Enchantress
Atop the Crystal Moon
Scarlet Autumn Aurora
Fire Sprite
Lord of the Deep
Fallen Atlantis
Medusa’s Mirror
Morning’s Moon
Lady Death

II. Entry Two: Kiss the Stars
A Sea of Snow and Frost
The Abandoned Garden
Graveyard Blossom
Under the Chrysanthemums
Calla Lilies
Black-Veined Whites
The Perfect Rose
The Dwelling Place
The Moon
Kiss the Stars
Celestial Mysteries
The Hands of Chaos

III. Entry Three: Star Lighting
One Winter Eve
To an Unknown Mistress
A Queen in Hell
Ever Fair
Star Lighting
Lover’s Witch
Witch’s Love
Dark Poet of My Heart
Dark Valentine
Dark Valentine II
My Dark Valentine
The Celebration of Dreams
The Fires of Summer
Rondel to My Love
Sky Fallen Maiden
A Sorceress’s Love
A Lover’s Sorceress
They Sing in Whispers
A Glamorous Touch
Prisoner of Love
On Amaranthine Lips
Sweet Renegade
Siren’s Song
Can I Stop Your Heart?

IV. Entry Four: On a Dreamland’s Moon
The Black Goddess
Ghoul Mistress
My Corpse, My Groom
A Valkyrie’s Vendetta
The Rotting Goddess
On a Dreamland’s Moon
Winter Witch
The Necro-Conjuring Sorceress
Narda the Czarina
Castle Csejthe
Painted in Blood
Bathory in Red
I. Nadia
II. Bat in the Boiler Room
III. Black Orchid
IV. The Power of the Sun
Blood Siren’s Alcove
Twisted Trails of Thought
Lady in Black Velvet
With a Love So Vile
The Easter Lily
Even Madness Cannot Hide
The Medallion
A Sorceress’s Final Vision

A Page From Jack’s Diary, by Adam Bolivar
My Lady of the Nightshade Flower, by K. A. Opperman
Upon Reading Diary of a Sorceress, by Mike Fantina
Ashiel's Garden, by D. L. Myers



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