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Yong Adult Historical Fiction fans are going to love “Victoria’s Victorian Victory” by Authoress Abigail Shepherd


Author, Abigail Shepherd is 28 and lives with her husband in an inconvenient cottage in the Scottish Highlands. When she’s not writing she enjoys fishing, eating, and napping. “Victoria’s Victorian Victory” is her first novel for young people. She loves connecting with fans on social media: find her on Instagram and Twitter- @abiwriting and follow her blog-


 Victoria’s Victorian Victory – by Abigail Shepherd Young Adult Historical Fiction

Fourteen year old Victoria Bloom is great at having ideas, but they don’t always go to plan. Now her mistakes will have bigger consequences than ever before, as it has fallen to her to run the family farm. With the harvest fast approaching, it’s urgent she makes it profitable again, or they will lose it altogether.

It’s not an easy task, especially with concern for her brother distracting her, not to mention a runaway apprentice boy. Hardest of all, the people she must do business with just don’t take teenage girls seriously. Can she change their minds before her family ends up in the workhouse?

Coming 2017

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“Chanting Demons” is October 2016’s wicked release by Elancharan Gunasekaran


– October 2016 Wicked Release!

The demons, we become. The abominations, we fear. The devils, we dare to follow. Hidden, consumed and tucked away in the darkest recesses of our hearts, we run from. Days become night, the night refuses to end. Humans become demons, we refuse to lay down our madness and die. Begging legacies to live on, immortalized in rock, soil and flesh. The land remembers, minds refuse to forget. We pass it on, in scripts, words, tongues spoken across continents and ages. We deny, the global destruction, ruthless torment and the primal savagery of our kind. In blood, in tears, we remember, the demons we become.  – Chanting Demons, by acclaimed Author Elancharan Gunasekaran

“Chanting Demons is the apocalyptic work of a Demon Poet who occupies a mad, dark, macabre world of sins where he rules over poems of the night and elders of the dark. He declares, “When your flesh is torn/I am born of fire and fear.” One (aesthetic) hell of a book in which even revelations are “perfectly practiced sins.”  Read and be flayed alive.
– Ra Sh, author of Architecture of Flesh
“Tread with caution: Once unfurled, Chanting Demons pulls you into the terrifying world of nightmares, real or imagined. Chanted with dark vigour, this collection of poems is bound to scare the living daylights of any mortal.”

– Vithya Rajasegar, author of Dark Revolver 




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Author Gary Beck’s “State of Rage” coming 2017


Gary Beck has spent most of his adult life as a theater director, and as an art dealer when he couldn’t make a living in theater. He has 11 published chapbooks and 3 more accepted for publication. His poetry collections include: Days of Destruction (Skive Press), Expectations (Rogue Scholars Press). Dawn in Cities, Assault on Nature, Songs of a Clerk, Civilized Ways, Displays, Perceptions (Winter Goose Publishing). Fault Lines, Tremors, Perturbations, Rude Awakenings and The Remission of Order will be published by Winter Goose Publishing. Conditioned Response (Nazar Look). Resonance (Dreaming Big Publications). His novels include: Extreme Change (Cogwheel Press), Flawed Connections (Black Rose Writing) and Call to Valor (Gnome on Pigs Productions). Acts of Defiance will be published by Dreaming Big Publications, Sudden Conflicts by Lillicat Publishers and State of Rage by Rainy Day Reads Publishing. His short story collection, A Glimpse of Youth (Sweatshoppe Publications). Now I Accuse and other stories will be published by Winter Goose Publishing. His original plays and translations of Moliere, Aristophanes and Sophocles have been produced Off Broadway. His poetry, fiction and essays have appeared in hundreds of literary magazines. He currently lives in New York City.

Gary Beck’s latest book “State of Rage” Excerpt (Releasing 2017 from Rainy Day Reads Publishing

Now that Bradley was obviously on the road to a productive professional career, Dr. Padgett advised him to find a signature personal project that would bring him meaningful attention from the scientific community. Padgett urged him to also try to distinguish himself from the multitude of colleagues dreaming of international renown. To conceal his real interest in human behavior modification, Bradley worked on assessments of several behavior modification trials for pets, using a range of pharmaceuticals to alter disturbing behavior patterns, such as excessive barking, clawing furniture, uncontrolled urination or defecation and stubborn disobedience. Some of the treatments were encouragingly effective and Bradley began to consider how pharmaceuticals could better be used in human behavior modification, without panicking the liberal left with the specter of ‘Big Brother’.

A series of homicidal rampages by enraged men who had been rejected by wife or girl friend, or had been fired from a job, or aggrieved enough by someone or something to  seek revenge, captured his interest. He noted the increasing frequency of the rampages, with a corresponding increase in the number of fatalities, almost always followed by suicide. The Virginia Tech rampage on April 16, 2007, by Seung-Hui Cho, in which he killed 32 people, wounded many others, then killed himself, took place in the same building where Bradley’s sister Ellen taught math. This personal connection disturbed him enough to focus his attention on the problem of homicidal rampages.

He drafted a proposal for developing a measuring tool that could be used in high schools to identify potential future at-risk subjects, along with a program that would modify their behavior with appropriate medications. He submitted the proposal to Dr. Padgett, apprehensive that he might have been too aggressive. Dr. Padgett realized the potential of new uses for pharmaceuticals and approved a test project. Then he sent the proposal to his contact at Planck, Arthur Lindgreen, a stocky, dark haired, deep tanned glad-hander with the soul of a lobbyist. Lindgreen set up a not-for-profit fund that awarded Bradley a very large grant that would insure his financial security for the next several years.

At the next department meeting, Dr. Padgett described the project and the usual conflict of responses occurred; approbation from the behaviorists supporting one of their own, criticism from the therapists, always fearful of intrusion on their fragile turf. A neo-Jungian, Professor Laura Cordell, a slim, taut, not unattractive blonde in relaxed moments, demanded to know how Thurston would identify violence-prone people already out of school. Dr. Padgett fielded the question with a politically correct answer of ‘one target group at a time’ that placated her. But it started Bradley thinking about the problem of adults no longer in a testing environment.  Without consulting anyone, Bradley began sketching out ideas and concepts to identify the target group of adult


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Sagar Singh

Author and Editor Sagar Singh joins Rainy Day Reads Publishing.  Living in the western suburbs of Mumbai, India; Sagar is a romantic at heart. A business analyst by day and a writer by night he has created quite a buzz in the Instagram and Wattpad community with his poems, quotes, proses, articles and short stories in a short span of two years. Find his work on Instagram @the_wandering_writer


Time heals

It’s all about time, my father had said. There are times when you fail, you go through a heartbreak, you get your trust broken or you lose someone you cared about. It’s times like these, you feel you have been thrown into a dark pit, with no hope to see light. You feel that the world would stop spinning because of it; but when you wake up the world is still spinning like nothing happened. And the darkness, its still there; you just get used to it.

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Meet our editor Helgaleena Healingline!


Helgaleena Healingline is the nom de plume of a Reformed Druid of North America living quietly in southern Wisconsin USA. Besides acting as editor at Rainy Day Reads and Dark Roast Press Lovers, she runs the Healing Line, 608-255-0504, a helpline ministry outreach which includes distance Reiki, acupressure, nutrition and other advice, CTFT protocols, and listening. Reading and writing erotic fan fiction has helped her to survive upon the face of the planet this far. The transition to original fiction required translating many uncanny life experiences into story form, which she hopes will find their way to the correct readers. Web page: helgaleena – Gravatar Profile