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Beautiful Nightmares & Wicked Dreams Podcast
A writer and a blogger discuss writing, blogging, publishing news, and books!
Category: Literature
Location: Austin, TX
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June 26, 2014 03:52 PM PDT

In this episode our hosts interview veteran indie author Alexia Purdy. They talk about a range of publishing and writing topics. Lori also fangirls over the potential for more Reign of Blood books.
In Burning up the Booksphere Lori and Rhiannon discuss the Amazon vs. Hatchette negotiations. They talk about the impact this will have as the other big publishers will be settling their new terms with the mega online retailer.
The recommendation of the episode is the movie Monster Squad by Fred Dekker. This eighties classic is full of humor and horror. Both Rhiannon and Lori talk about why it is one of their all-time favorite movies.
The show ends with a review of the super popular book Divergent.

May 21, 2014 04:28 PM PDT

Rhiannon and Lori are back with fun news on their latest projects, some disturbing publishing news, a fantastic interview with Star Wars geek and author Erin Hayes, and much more!

Lori talks about the upcoming Contagious Reads Summer of the Zombie and let's you know what exactly that means. Meanwhile Rhiannon discusses her upcoming release Zombie Tales from Dead Worlds.

Rhiannon and Lori also discuss the disturbing sexism surrounding the announcement of the Harlequin acquisition by News Corp.

The hosts are then joined by Erin Hayes, an up and coming new indie author. She discusses her writing career, why she decided to self-publish, how her job in advertising affects how she promotes her books, and her love of all things geeky.

The podcast concludes with Lori and Rhiannon reviewing another book called The Unseen.

May 08, 2014 11:23 AM PDT

Rhiannon and Lori brave all sorts of technical difficulties to bring you an exciting interview, inspirational recommendations, writing advice, and more!
Fresh back from Texas Frightmare Weekend, Rhiannon discusses her latest release in the In Darkness We Must Abide serial, Episode 11: Into the Temple of Shadows. Lori talks about the exciting Contagious Reads Horror Con Awards and upcoming online convention on Facebook.
The hosts also talk about what kind of feedback writers should pay attention to and how to recognize the good from the bad.
Rhiannon and Lori both recommend television shows. Which do you think they picked?
Author Emily Goodwin is the guest author this episode and shares her experiences as a writer. Emily talks about why zombies are not realistic, and the challenge of making them feasible in her popular Contagium Series.
The episode concludes with a review of Here by Denise Grover Swank.

April 29, 2014 06:47 PM PDT

In Episode 2 Rhiannon and Lori begin the show discussing Rhiannon’s upcoming appearance at Texas Frightmare Weekend, while Lori talks about the Contagious Reads Horror Con Awards. Don’t forget to go nominate your favorite writers here:
Part One- https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ZM6DYM9
Part Two- https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ZX9JJDD

This week’s Burning up the Booksphere has the two talking about 3 Star Reviews. Are they good or bad?

Both hosts recommend a horror film for their creative inspiration. Can you guess what they each chose?

Timothy W. Long stops by for a chat about his writing career, zombies, and the importance of marketing and promoting. He may also talk a bit about zombie girls in hula skirts and coconut bras.

The episode finishes up with a review of Karina Halle’s wildly popular zombie book Donner’s of the Dead.
Rhiannon’s Review- https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/858365147?book_show_action=false

Lori’s Review- https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/832309387?book_show_action=false&page=1

April 21, 2014 03:08 PM PDT

Rhiannon and Lori introduce themselves to their new audience by interviewing each other about their careers in writing and blogging. They then shift gears to discuss the latest controversy in the blogsphere: authors threatening to quit writing over bullying in a ploy to boost sales. J.L. Bryan’s supernatural horror novel The Unseen is reviewed. The ladies also provide their suggestions for creative inspiration this week and ask their listeners to suggest a book of the month for May. Join them for their first podcast and enjoy the fun!

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