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O. M. Grey’s Inspiration

The Siren’s Song, the blog for Sirens Call Publications, published a guest post by O. M. Grey today for their Horror of Steampunk series. Olivia discusses where her inspiration comes from, especially for “Love is for the Living,” the short story in Sirens Call’s anthology Bellows of the Bone Box.

Check it out!

Excerpt:

Inspiration for stories sometimes comes from the strangest places. A dream. A conversation. A relationship. A fleeting thought. Writing prompts. An image. A movie scene or snippet of dialogue. Historical events. Surviving trauma. A broken heart. Betrayal. I’ve written stories that have come from all of these and more.

Inspiration for a story is definitely the first step. Ideas. I’ve come across so many emerging authors who are terrified people will steal their ideas.

Ideas are a dime a million.

Creating something with those ideas is where the real work, and some say talent, comes in. At a Steampunk convention on the Queen Mary, we did a writer-in-the-round exercise where the moderator gave us a basic plot or beginning sentence, and we had to take it from there for three minutes. At the end of each writer’s turn, the next writer had to pick up where the last left off. It was a fascinating exercise, as each writer took the story in an entirely different direction and with a different style and voice than I would have. The discussion afterward proved that each author felt the same way.

Ideas, that spark of inspiration, are the first step, but a step does not a journey make.

Read the rest HERE!

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BMP Author Wins Award! Again!

O. M. Grey won the Steampunk Chronicle’s Readers’ Choice Award for best short story, second year in a row! This year the story is “A Kiss in the Rain.”

From her blog:

I’m so very thrilled to announce that my short story, “A Kiss in the Rain” won the Steampunk Chronicle’s Reader’s Choice Award! This is the second year in a row I’ve had the honor to win in that category. Last year was for “Dust on the Davenport,” as well as Avalon Revisited for best novel.

Read more here.

Congrats Olivia!

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Story to Benefit Hurricane Sandy Survivors

Our very own O. M. Grey has contributed a story for the We Love New York: A Romance Anthology to Raise Funds for Hurricane Sandy Relief by Riverdale Ave Books. Her story is called “For the Love of a Book,” and it’s a beautifully unconventional love story. In fact, it’s not only in the anthology, it opens the anthology!

Get your copy today!

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FREE eBOOKs!

Steal O. M. Grey‘s and Christine Rose‘s books! For the next month, these two lovely ladies will be tracking hits on their free eBooks as well as monitoring their Amazon numbers in an experiment to see if piracy hurts sales.

Additionally, both Christine and Ethan Rose have put up free short stories on their blogs for your enjoyment. They are each linked from the above menu “free stories” and also below.

Christine’s Free Stories and Rowan of the Wood eBook *STEAL THIS BOOK* promotion.

Ethan’s Free Stories.

O. M. Grey’s *STEAL THESE BOOKS* promotion.

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O. M. Grey’s New YA Romance

Amazon bestselling author O. M. Grey just released a YA (teen) paranormal romance called The Zombies of Mesmer, straight to Kindle.

The Zombies of Mesmer is a Gothic YA paranormal romance novel set in Victorian London. Follow Nicole Knickerbocker Hawthorn (Nickie Nick) as she discovers her destiny as The Protector, a powerful vampire hunter. Ashe, a dark and mysterious stranger, helps Nickie and her friends solve the mystery behind several bizarre disappearances. With Steampunk gadgets, mad scientists, bloodthirsty vampires, and mesmerized zombies, this paranormal adventure is sure to appeal to fans of Boneshaker, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and the Vampire Diaries.

Look for the paperback later this year.

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O. M. Grey’s New Short Story

As promised, Blue Moose Press is embracing the re-emergence of the short story. Amazon bestselling author O. M. Grey has just released a new short story called “Zeppelin Dreams,” available from her blog and Amazon.

“Zeppelin Dreams”

A woman steals away to fulfill her desire with a phantom lover.

O. M. Grey gives readers another tragic love short story. Plus this one has the steamy gothic sex of her novel AVALON REVISITED.

Buy it on the KINDLE $0.99.

Buy it on Smashwords for various eBook formats $0.99

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BMP Authors @Austin Comic Con

Three Blue Moose Press authors will be at Austin’s first ever Comic Con. Formerly Texas Wizard World held in Arlington, Comic Con has found its new home in Austin. Find Ethan Rose of Rowan of the Wood, O. M. Grey of Avalon Revisited, and Robert Stikmanz of the Hidden Lands of Nod in the dealer room with their books and other goodies (like Vampire Slayer Kits, Steampunk Pendants, and Oracles of all kinds).

In fact, it’s during Ms. Grey’s 41st birthday, so stop by and wish her well.

November 12-14, 2010.

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