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February 2024

Cover Reveal for Go Ask LaShane Volume Two: My Human Experience!

This colorful cover is a representation of change and inner growth.
I created it in photoshop using brushes acquired from fractured-sanity.org, brusheezy.com.

Blurb: (written by my son):

“Go Ask LaShane Volume Two: My Human Experience,’ is a poignant collection of poetry. If you love poetry immerse yourself in the depths of aliveness as LaShane navigates the complexities of love, savors the moments of joy, and confronts the shadows of grief. These verses capture the raw essence of the human experience, offering a voice to the rhythms of change.”

BE STILL MY WRITING HAND

i am a messjittery innards
jazzing with black coffee and ambitious words
my thoughts though fluid in mind
move from head to hand in uneven strokes
philosophical scribbles
and
esoteric chicken scratch
i am a poet
there is no steadiness of thought
or coherent penmanship
living
breathing
existing
is clever graffiti on the wall
-LaShane

Go Ask LaShane Volume Two: My Human Experience will be released this Spring. Pre-orders coming soon.

Aries. Taurus. Gemini. Cancer. Leo. Virgo. Libra. Scorpio. Sagittarius. Capricorn. Aquarius. Pisces.

It is said that destiny is determined by the stars. The signs of the Zodiac can predict who you’ll love, who you’ll hate, and who you’ll become. But the fates written in the stars are not always kind. Sometimes, they’re terrifying.

In HorrorScope, Volume 4, you will find 36 dark fantasy poems and short stories all inspired by the zodiac signs. Within these pages, you’ll face demonic angels, children who definitely aren't what they seem and an island where not even love can save you from your worst nightmares.

After all, some folks are just born under a bad sign.

Horrorscope: A Zodiac Anthology Vol 4, brought to you by @january_ember_press and @h.everend.author, featuring various stories and poems by extremely talented writers is now available at Amazon!!

GET YOUR COPY NOW!!

Winter 2024

Go Ask LaShane cover reveal image

Cover reveal for Go Ask LaShane Vol 2 My Human Experience coming soon!

Here’s some of the Author’s Note and a Poem:

I am the thoughts and musings you will read in this book. They span a good distance of time, from bc (before covid) to the beginning of twenty-twenty-four. I am…many things. One thing you will come to understand through my poetry is I am a woman of a particular age. I spent many moons, forty-eight years, being the person you read and learned about in Go Ask LaShane: Decades of Ramblings. In Volume Two you will hear the aches, the exclamations, the whines and the exultations of the new me. The after fifty me…

——————

LaShane 2.0


i am the reflection of seasoned hands
caressing my skin
which has seen many dawns
yes i have MOISTURIZED
i have screened myself from the sun
i still feel sensation at my fingertips
it’s not as soft as those times i
LONGED for touch
nor as intense
as my desire to lather myself in
wants and needs
i am trying to understand
this newness
EMPATHIZE with this modified version of me

lady fish image

Horrorscope: A Zodiac Anthology Volume 4’s release date is just around the corner. Here’s a little snippet of my Piscean story “Lady Fish”

EXCERPT:


As a child, I clung to the dreams she laid out for me. And there was absolutely no reason to doubt they would ever come true. That is… Until I found her hanging off the side of her bed. The empty pill bottle lax in her hand; eyes opened wide. Soul vacancy. Empty vessel. Void of dreams. Until she became an empty shell, and her words, her laughter, her hopes for my future fell down, down, down, tumbled into the puddle of blood and vomit on the floor. And I was left to wonder, can I really be anything I want to be? Or was it a lie, like her laughter? Or was it truth, like her pain?

Well there you have a sneak peek.

This plus plenty more from an array of talented writers. Get your copy now!

Available for pre-order and available to buy February 20th.

HELLO NEW YEAR

As I sit down and make goals for this new year I must first reflect on what an amazing year 2023 has been for LaShane Writes and the Arnett Publications Family . Here are some of the wonderful highlights of the past year:

*I was interviewed by Lanie Mores for her Blog 
*I was interviewed by Canvas Rebel 
*Released book trailer for The Pain Eater 
*The Magic Man came in 2nd place as Best Fiction Indie Book of 2023 in Elana B Books' Instagram Contest 
*Had my short story Gem and I appear in Horrorscope A Zodiac Anthology Vol 3 
*Had short story accepted for Horrorscope Vol 4 which is now available for Pre-order
*Appeared in the 12 Days of Authors Spotlight for Smut Loving Books 
*Appeared in the indie Author Spotlight for  Author Caitriona Drexler 
*I was interviewed by Vincent on The Dark Mind Podcast 
*Had a successful book tour in May courtesy of R&R Book Tours 
*The Magic Man was released!

lady fish image

I am very jazzed to announce that my short story has been submitted and accepted. “Lady Fish” will appear in the Horrorscope A Zodiac Anthology Volume 4 due to release February 2024! This time I wrote a short story about my very own zodiac sign-Pisces. Thank you once again @h.everend.author and @january_ember_press for choosing my Pisces tale to be included in your dark fantasy edition. I’m so grateful and excited for everyone to read my story!The gorgeous Horrorscope Volume 4 Graphic was created by @daphiniecramsie

Fall 2023

GOODBYE FALL

As we near  the end of November and the exit of Fall, I am experiencing a minute sense of  vertigo. How quickly this year has sped through. I never even got to update the site for October.

In October:

gem and i image

** Horrorscope: A Zodiac Anthology Volume 3 was released on October 20th, 2023. It is now available at Amazon

In November :

**
My live which was scheduled for Nov. 24th with Nic Winters and Julia Slackis being rescheduled. Please stay tuned for updates.

** The Magic Man was nominated for BEST INDIE BOOK of 2023 on Instagram!  It came in second place! Congratulations to everyone! Here is a list of the Categories and Winners!

Fiction:
1st -- Father of Contention by Lanie Mores @laniemores
2nd -- The Magic Man by LaShane Arnett @lashanewrites
3rd -- A Season to Kill by Nic Winter @nicwinterbooks

Young Adult:
1st -- Witch of Ware Woods by Sonja Blanco @sonjafblanco
2nd --  Stages by Lamar Neal @theghostcharades
2nd -- Inside the Ten Foot Line by Lori Scott @stories.by.lori

Children's:

1st --- A Phoebe Chen Mystery - The Book Bandit by Caron Pescatore @caronpescatore

September 2023

VACATION TIME

Not much going on this month because I'm on vacation! I am trying to be very good and stay off of social media for the time being. Trying very hard I tell ya. Do you understand that when you must disconnect from social media but you're so used to being on it everyday because of work it's very hard to do so? I've been good and have gotten most of the things I need for my trip taken care of. So much needed to be done.

I also had a few things to write:

* I received an ARC copy of Horrorscope A Zodiac Anthology and will be reviewing it soon.

*A review for the very well written deep dive into the traveling mind of Hilton James The Between by Tananarive Due.

See you in October.

August 2023

INTERVIEWS AND PODCASTS

My wonderful friend Vincent from The Dark Mind Podcast did an amazing review of The Magic Man on his radio show, August 21, 2023. It was an amazing in-depth dive into the darkness I created! I am so honored and so grateful for you taking the time to not only read my book but also review it for me! Thank you so so much!

Have a listen below.

Also check out my two previous interviews. The latest episode is an in-depth look into The Magic Man. The first interview Vincet asks me questions about The Pain Eater, my writing process and my fascination with the unknown.

Dark Mind Podcast link

INTERVIEWS AND APPEARANCES

⭐️ I had another interview with Vincent Midgard over at The Dark Mind Podcast. I join Vince on the show to discuss The Magic Man. We take a dive into Sadie and Adrian’s character development, as well as the genesis and rise of The Magic Man. So head over and have a listen! You can also listen to our first interview on The Darkmind Podcast anywhere streaming is possible.

⭐️ I am going to be going on instagram live this November with two wonderful writers that I adore and admire so much. My hosts will be the lovely Nic Winters and Julia Slack

BOOK BOX SET SALE

I am offering both books at a discounter price with purchase of book boxset. These boxsets come with great book swag. Just perfect for you to protect your energy and enjoy a journey into Sadie's world. Check out all the info below.

February 2024

Cover Reveal for Go Ask LaShane Volume Two: My Human Experience!

This colorful cover is a representation of change and inner growth.
I created it in photoshop using brushes acquired from fractured-sanity.org, brusheezy.com.

Blurb: (written by my son):

“Go Ask LaShane Volume Two: My Human Experience,’ is a poignant collection of poetry. If you love poetry immerse yourself in the depths of aliveness as LaShane navigates the complexities of love, savors the moments of joy, and confronts the shadows of grief. These verses capture the raw essence of the human experience, offering a voice to the rhythms of change.”

BE STILL MY WRITING HAND

i am a messjittery innards
jazzing with black coffee and ambitious words
my thoughts though fluid in mind
move from head to hand in uneven strokes
philosophical scribbles
and
esoteric chicken scratch
i am a poet
there is no steadiness of thought
or coherent penmanship
living
breathing
existing
is clever graffiti on the wall
-LaShane

Go Ask LaShane Volume Two: My Human Experience will be released this Spring. Pre-orders coming soon.

Aries. Taurus. Gemini. Cancer. Leo. Virgo. Libra. Scorpio. Sagittarius. Capricorn. Aquarius. Pisces.

It is said that destiny is determined by the stars. The signs of the Zodiac can predict who you’ll love, who you’ll hate, and who you’ll become. But the fates written in the stars are not always kind. Sometimes, they’re terrifying.

In HorrorScope, Volume 4, you will find 36 dark fantasy poems and short stories all inspired by the zodiac signs. Within these pages, you’ll face demonic angels, children who definitely aren't what they seem and an island where not even love can save you from your worst nightmares.

After all, some folks are just born under a bad sign.

Horrorscope: A Zodiac Anthology Vol 4, brought to you by @january_ember_press and @h.everend.author, featuring various stories and poems by extremely talented writers is now available at Amazon!!

GET YOUR COPY NOW!!

Winter 2024

Go Ask LaShane cover reveal image

Cover reveal for Go Ask LaShane Vol 2 My Human Experience coming soon!

Here’s some of the Author’s Note and a Poem:

I am the thoughts and musings you will read in this book. They span a good distance of time, from bc (before covid) to the beginning of twenty-twenty-four. I am…many things. One thing you will come to understand through my poetry is I am a woman of a particular age. I spent many moons, forty-eight years, being the person you read and learned about in Go Ask LaShane: Decades of Ramblings. In Volume Two you will hear the aches, the exclamations, the whines and the exultations of the new me. The after fifty me…

——————

LaShane 2.0


i am the reflection of seasoned hands
caressing my skin
which has seen many dawns
yes i have MOISTURIZED
i have screened myself from the sun
i still feel sensation at my fingertips
it’s not as soft as those times i
LONGED for touch
nor as intense
as my desire to lather myself in
wants and needs
i am trying to understand
this newness
EMPATHIZE with this modified version of me

lady fish image

Horrorscope: A Zodiac Anthology Volume 4’s release date is just around the corner. Here’s a little snippet of my Piscean story “Lady Fish”

EXCERPT:


As a child, I clung to the dreams she laid out for me. And there was absolutely no reason to doubt they would ever come true. That is… Until I found her hanging off the side of her bed. The empty pill bottle lax in her hand; eyes opened wide. Soul vacancy. Empty vessel. Void of dreams. Until she became an empty shell, and her words, her laughter, her hopes for my future fell down, down, down, tumbled into the puddle of blood and vomit on the floor. And I was left to wonder, can I really be anything I want to be? Or was it a lie, like her laughter? Or was it truth, like her pain?

Well there you have a sneak peek.

This plus plenty more from an array of talented writers. Get your copy now!

Available for pre-order and available to buy February 20th.

HELLO NEW YEAR

As I sit down and make goals for this new year I must first reflect on what an amazing year 2023 has been for LaShane Writes and the Arnett Publications Family . Here are some of the wonderful highlights of the past year:

*I was interviewed by Lanie Mores for her Blog 
*I was interviewed by Canvas Rebel 
*Released book trailer for The Pain Eater 
*The Magic Man came in 2nd place as Best Fiction Indie Book of 2023 in Elana B Books' Instagram Contest 
*Had my short story Gem and I appear in Horrorscope A Zodiac Anthology Vol 3 
*Had short story accepted for Horrorscope Vol 4 which is now available for Pre-order
*Appeared in the 12 Days of Authors Spotlight for Smut Loving Books 
*Appeared in the indie Author Spotlight for  Author Caitriona Drexler 
*I was interviewed by Vincent on The Dark Mind Podcast 
*Had a successful book tour in May courtesy of R&R Book Tours 
*The Magic Man was released!

lady fish image

I am very jazzed to announce that my short story has been submitted and accepted. “Lady Fish” will appear in the Horrorscope A Zodiac Anthology Volume 4 due to release February 2024! This time I wrote a short story about my very own zodiac sign-Pisces. Thank you once again @h.everend.author and @january_ember_press for choosing my Pisces tale to be included in your dark fantasy edition. I’m so grateful and excited for everyone to read my story!The gorgeous Horrorscope Volume 4 Graphic was created by @daphiniecramsie

Fall 2023

GOODBYE FALL

As we near  the end of November and the exit of Fall, I am experiencing a minute sense of  vertigo. How quickly this year has sped through. I never even got to update the site for October.

In October:

gem and i image

** Horrorscope: A Zodiac Anthology Volume 3 was released on October 20th, 2023. It is now available at Amazon

In November :
** The Magic Man was nominated for BEST INDIE BOOK of 2023 on Instagram!  It came in second place! Congratulations to everyone! Here is a list of the Categories and Winners!

Fiction:
1st -- Father of Contention by Lanie Mores @laniemores
2nd -- The Magic Man by LaShane Arnett @lashanewrites
3rd -- A Season to Kill by Nic Winter @nicwinterbooks

Young Adult:
1st -- Witch of Ware Woods by Sonja Blanco @sonjafblanco 2nd --  Stages by Lamar Neal @theghostcharades
2nd -- Inside the Ten Foot Line by Lori Scott @stories.by.lori

Children's:

1st --- A Phoebe Chen Mystery - The Book Bandit by Caron Pescatore @caronpescatore

September 2023

VACATION TIME

Not much going on this month because I'm on vacation! I am trying to be very good and stay off of social media for the time being. Trying very hard I tell ya. Do you understand that when you must disconnect from social media but you're so used to being on it everyday because of work it's very hard to do so? I've been good and have gotten most of the things I need for my trip taken care of. So much needed to be done.

I also had a few things to write:

* I received an ARC copy of Horrorscope A Zodiac Anthology and will be reviewing it soon.

*A review for the very well written deep dive into the traveling mind of Hilton James The Between by Tananarive Due.

See you in October.

August 2023

INTERVIEWS AND PODCASTS

My wonderful friend Vincent from The Dark Mind Podcast did an amazing review of The Magic Man on his radio show, August 21, 2023. It was an amazing in-depth dive into the darkness I created! I am so honored and so grateful for you taking the time to not only read my book but also review it for me! Thank you so so much!

Have a listen below.

Also check out my two previous interviews. The latest episode is an in-depth look into The Magic Man. The first interview Vincet asks me questions about The Pain Eater, my writing process and my fascination with the unknown.

Dark Mind Podcast link

INTERVIEWS AND APPEARANCES

⭐️ I had another interview with Vincent Midgard over at The Dark Mind Podcast. I join Vince on the show to discuss The Magic Man. We take a dive into Sadie and Adrian’s character development, as well as the genesis and rise of The Magic Man. So head over and have a listen! You can also listen to our first interview on The Dark Mind Podcast anywhere streaming is possible.

⭐️ I am going to be going on instagram live this November with two wonderful writers that I adore and admire so much. My hosts will be the lovely Nic Winters and Julia Slack

BOOK BOX SET SALE

I am offering both books at a discounted price with purchase of book boxset. These boxsets come with great book swag. Just perfect for you to protect your energy and enjoy a journey into Sadie's world. Check out all the info below.

book boxes

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Letting your visceral truth imbue the page."

~LaShane

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