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Monday, January 21, 2019

Diary of a Sorceress Book Blast and Giveaway

I can see myself possibly writing dark poetry, I'm not so sure about the reading side. Check out the book then be sure to enter the giveaway with a pair of prizes. Open worldwide through 2/18. Good luck.

Diary of a Sorceress
by Ashley Dioses
Genre: Dark Poetry

The young poet Ashley Dioses has already established herself as a leading voice in contemporary weird poetry. Known for her meticulous use of rhyme and meter, her deft melding of the strange and the erotic, and her novel treatments of such age-old themes as the vampire, the witch, and the ghoul, Dioses now gathers the best of her recent poetry into her first collection—a scintillating assemblage of nearly 100 poems short and long, published and unpublished.

With this single volume, Ashley Dioses takes her place as a worthy successor to the long line of California Romantics, beginning with Ambrose Bierce, Clark Ashton Smith, and Nora May French, and carrying on with Donald Sidney-Fryer and K. A. Opperman (The Crimson Tome), with whom she has worked closely.

Ashley began writing at the age of 12. Upon discovering the macabre work of Edgar Allan Poe, she took a borderline obsessive interest in writing horror and dark fantasy poetry and even a few fantasy novels. Her favorite authors of horror and fantasy at that time were Stephen King, Dean Koontz, J.R.R. Tolkien, Piers Anthony, and Brian Jacques who also influenced her work.


She wrote up until her senior year of high school and then took a break before starting up again after college in 2011. With a nudge from a new friend, she discovered a new kind of horror, dark fantasy, and weird work from authors such as Clark Ashton Smith, H.P. Lovecraft, George Sterling, Donald Sidney-Fryer, and David Park Barnitz.

With this new treasure trove of horror and weird authors, she began to broaden her writing.

Aside from writing, her other passion is martial arts. When she was 12 she started practicing a shotokan Japanese karate mix (called 'American' karate) and Judo at Red Dragon until she reached 3rd class brown belt at 15. At 18 she started practicing Soo Bahk Do, a Korean karate, where she stayed for four years, getting her black belt and taught as an instructor for a brief period of time before leaving.



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17 comments:

  1. Looks like it would be an exciting and scary book that I would love to read.

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  2. Sounds intriguing! Love the cover.

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  3. I like the cover and am quite intrigued with this read. Sounds good.

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  4. I love the cover,it makes the book look mystical,scary,and interesting.

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  5. the cover looks very witching i love it i love anything of the occult

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    1. There's definitely a lot of witchy and occult themes in this collection.

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  6. I like the cover, scary looking.

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  7. Sounds interesting love the cover.

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  8. It sounds like an interesting read.

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  9. Thanks for the great giveaway!
    The book looks like an amazing read!

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