Let’s Party!

Coven will be released on TuesdCovenAay, September 29th and what better way to celebrate than with a party! Join us on our Facebook event page and have some fun! Meet some of the authors from Coven and learn about their stories. Ask questions, participate in contests, read some awesome teasers, and best of all have a chance to win some awesome prizes!

We’ll be giving away a total of 10 paperback copies and 20 eBook copies of Coven! Half of each in the 3:30 pm hour and the other half in the 10:30 pm hour! You don’t want to miss it!

Check out the full schedule, invite your friends, and get ready to party!

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party11:00 am – Shenoa Carroll-Bradd *Giveaway!*
11:30 am – Shenoa Carroll-Bradd *Giveaway!*
1:00 pm – Steve Coate
2:00 pm – Gregory Norris *Giveaway!*
2:30 pm – Dwayne Minton
3:30 pm – COVEN Q&A + Giveaway with PSP!
4:00 pm – COVEN Q&A + Giveaway with PSP!
4:30 pm – Benjamin Sperduto
5:30 pm – Eric Del Carlo
6:00 pm – Brian Koscienski & Chris Pisano
6:30 pm – Olivia Berrier *Giveaway!*
7:00 pm – Olivia Berrier *Giveaway!*
7:30 pm – Desmond Warzel
8:00 pm – Dale Carothers *Giveaway!*
9:00 pm – Andi O’Connor *Giveaway!*
9:30 pm – Andi O’Connor *Giveaway!*
10:00 pm – David Steffen
10:30 pm – COVEN Q&A + Giveaway with PSP!
11:00 pm – COVEN Q&A + Giveaway with PSP!

Release Day Party!

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Happy Release Day! To celebrate the release of Coven we’re hosting an all-day party on our Facebook Page! Come to this event page throughout the day on September 29th to meet the authors of Coven! Each author will be given a time slot where you can ask them questions, get a little teaser from their story, and have a chance to win some prizes! In the last hour, there will be a giveaway for 5 paperback copies of Coven and 10 eBook copies!

(All times are in Eastern)
2:00pm – Gregory Norris author of THE WELL.  *Giveaway of Tales From the Robot Graveyard*
10:00pm – David Steffen author of Condemned

A full schedule and list of prizes will be updated when available. Be sure to keep posted and we’ll see you on the 29th! Don’t forget to share the event with all your Facebook friends!

Coven Update and Exciting News!

Hello everyone!

I know you all are probably anxious to hear the update about Coven, but first I want to share with you some exciting news! Purple Sun Press now has a Marketing Director! I’m happy to announce that Martin Rosales has joined our team and will be helping with creating promotional material, organizing contests, and coordinating future events. If you have any questions, comments, or ideas feel free to email him at mrosales@purplesunpress.com! Welcome aboard Martin!

Now, for the update about Coven. I have been going back and forth with the person doing the interior formatting for quite some time. I want the feel of the cover to continue through to the interior of the print book, and it has yet to be achieved. We are working to make sure the version printed represents the vision brought forth by myself as well as the talented authors and cover designer. I am hoping to stay on schedule for the release date of September 29th, but depending on how things go with the formatting, we may release the eBook at that time and push the print release back a few weeks. Thank you for your patience and understanding. I know that Coven will be something we will all be proud of 🙂

Speaking of the eBook! Coven is available for pre-order for Kindle, Nook, and Kobo! Pre-order your copy today and spread the word!

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Cover Reveal – Coven!

I am so pleased to reveal the cover for COVEN! I think it captures the feel I was going for perfectly. The title, Coven, was chosen because authors gathered together to weave their magic and create this amazing anthology. The cover also lends a bit of mystery, which I think is extremely appropriate. There isn’t a central theme. Each story is different and the reader won’t know what’s inside until they open up the cover and begin reading.

The designer is still working on the full cover, so I will reveal that when it is ready. What do you think of the front cover? I’d love to hear your thoughts!

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And the winner is….

A huge thank you to all who participated in our poll! You have spoken and decided that the interior font for Coven will be the same for each story! It was a close poll though! The ‘same’ voters won by just two votes!

But don’t get too excited…the task is not complete. Now, you get to decide what font will be used! Click on the link below to see a PDF of the opening of Crystal Silence by Darrel Duckworth in the different fonts, then vote on the one you like the best!

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Editing Finished!

IMG_1132Well, here it is! The final story for Coven finished edited and ready to be added to the pile for formatting! So far we’re staying on schedule and looking toward a tentative release date of August 2015!

That being said, we’d love your input on the interior font! Would you like to see a different font chosen to fit each story or a single font all the way through? Vote below!

Coven Teasers Galore

Happy Wednesday, everyone! Sorry I missed Teaser Tuesday yesterday, but that means we’ll just have our next teaser today! There are just three stories left to edit for Coven and then initial formatting will begin! Every time I go through a story, even though I’ve read them all numerous times before, I’m continually impressed by the ingenuity and talent of Coven’s authors. There are deep meanings to be found in every single story that will appeal to fantasy lovers and non-fantasy lovers alike. The worlds and characters Coven’s authors have created will stay with its readers and continue to touch them long after they’ve put the book down.

Today, I’m excited to share a short teaser from the opening scene of Crystal Silence by Darrel Duckworth.

Rem fought although he knew it was futile. The Horde had come to their village. They would slaughter everyone. Mutilate their bodies. Destroy their dwellings.

The Horde would not leave until there was nothing but mud piles strewn with pieces of his people.

Coven Teaser #2!

Editing for Coven had to take a short break because I came down with bronchitis, but never fear! I’m back up and running and editing is full steam ahead! Check out this awesome teaser from the opening of That Was Falling by A. E. Decker! This fantastic short story will be featured in Coven! Don’t miss out!

Jozay had told himself that if he got caught, he’d bear his punishment stoically. But he screamed. Screamed for the agony to stop. And when it didn’t, he broke down in incoherent sobs. The Head Sergeant told Instructor Ferrick to stop after thirty lashes.

*The above quote is from That Was Falling by A. E. Decker.*

Tuesday Teaser As Promised!

The editing for Coven is going extremely well! Three of the seventeen stories are edited and ready for formatting! As promised, enjoy this beautiful and intriguing teaser is from the opening of Shenoa Carroll-Bradd’s The Coral Queen. One of the amazing stories we’re happy to have in Coven!

“The water we glide through grows warmer by the day. Shallower. And as my world gains focus, the ocean floor slowly comes into view. What once was clouded mystery is now suggestions and hints of familiar shapes below us in the dark, which means we’re returning to the place where I died.”

*This quote is taken from Shenoa Carroll-Bradd’s  The Coral Queen which will be featured in Coven.*

Coven

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noun 

1. a meeting of witches
2. a company of 13 witches
3. an anthology of fantasy stories from gifted authors all over the world published by Purple Sun Press
Word Origin
C16: probably from Old French covin group, ultimately from Latinconvenīre to come together; compare convent
(if you couldn’t guess, #3 isn’t an ‘official’ definition, but it’s our favorite!)


So why was the word Coven chosen for the title of our first anthology? In the most basic definition of the word (ignoring the witches, of course) it is a meeting, a gathering. And so is our anthology. But instead of witches coming together, we have a group of seventeen talented fantasy authors. Yet, in a way, they are witches. Not in the ‘dropping a bat’s wing into a boiling cauldron’ sense. (Though…maybe…I don’t really know.) But they’re witches in their own unique special way. They’re wielding their own magic with each and every word they put down on a page. They’re crafting a wondrous story out of nothing but their creativity and imaginations. They’re introducing us to new people and worlds and making us wish it wasn’t fantasy – that it was real.


What do you think of the title? Do you have any ideas for what would make a great cover? Let us know!