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V. Castro Books In Order

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Publication Order of Rebel Moon Books

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Maria the Wanted and the Legacy of the Keepers (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Erotic Modern Life of Malinalli The Vampire (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Goddess of Filth (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Queen of the Cicadas (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Haunting of Alejandra (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Immortal Pleasures (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

It Came From The Darkness (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Someone to Share My Nightmares (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Las Posadas (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Out of Aztlan (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dia de Los Slashers (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Publication Order of Aliens (Bantam) Books

Predator (By: Paul Monette) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Earth War (By: Sam Kieth,Mark Verheiden) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Earth Hive (By: Steve Perry) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nightmare Asylum (By: Steve Perry) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Female War (By: Steve Perry) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Genocide (By: David Bischoff) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Alien Harvest (By: Robert Sheckley,Steve Perry) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rogue (By: Ian Edginton,William Simpson) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Labyrinth (By: S.D. Perry) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Music Of The Spears (By: Yvonne Navarro) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Female War (By: Sam Kieth,Mark Verheiden) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Berserker (By: Steve Perry) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Complete Predator Omnibus (By: Sandy Schofield,Nathan Archer) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Alien: Phalanx (By: Scott Sigler) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Alien: The Original Screenplay (By: Walter Simonson) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vasquez (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Alien Books

Alien (By: Archie Goodwin) (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Alien StarSwarm (By: Robert Sheckley) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Aliens: Colonial Marines Technical Manual (By: Lee Brimmicombe-Wood) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Aliens: The Set Photography (By: Simon Ward) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Aliens: Bug Hunt (By: Heather Graham,Jonathan Maberry,Yvonne Navarro) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Alien: Covenant (By: Alan Dean Foster) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Alien: Covenant Origins - The Official Prequel to the Blockbuster Film (By: Titan Books) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cold Forge (By: Alex White) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Echo (By: Mira Grant) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Making of Alien (By: J.W. Rinzler) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isolation (By: Keith R.A. DeCandido) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Prototype (By: Tim Waggoner) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Phalanx (By: Scott Sigler) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Into Charybdis (By: Alex White) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Infiltrator (By: Weston Ochse) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Alien: Colony War (By: David M. Barnett) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Alien - Inferno's Fall (By: Philippa Ballantine,Clara Carija) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vasquez (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Alien: Enemy of My Enemy (By: Mary SanGiovanni) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Aliens: Bishop (By: T.R. Napper) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Alien: Seventh Circle (By: Philippa Ballantine,Clara Carija) (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Rewind or Die Books

The Grimhaven Disaster: Radioactive Edition (By: Leo X. Robertson) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Church (By: ReneeMiller) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Midnight Exhibit, Vol. 1 (By: Stephen Graham Jones,Eddie Generous,Philip Fracassi,ReneeMiller) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Benny Rose, the Cannibal King (By: Hailey Piper) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Infested (By: Carol Gore) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cirque Berserk (By: Jessica Guess) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hairspray and Switchblades (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Food Fright (By: Nico Bell) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sole Survivor (By: Zachary Ashford) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hell's Bells (By: Lisa Quigley) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Kelping (By: Jan Stinchcomb) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trampled Crown (By: Kirby Kellogg) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dead and Breakfast (By: Gary Buller) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Catcreeper (By: Kevin Arthur Lewis) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blood Lake Monster (By: ReneeMiller) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
All You Need is Love and a Strong Electric Current (By: ) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales From the Meat Wagon (By: Eddie Generous) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hooker (By: M. Lopes da Silva) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Offstage Offerings (By: Priya Sridhar) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dead Eyes (By: E.V. Knight) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Midnight Exhibit Vol. 2 (By: Kaaron Warren,Eddie Generous,Jessica McHugh,Declan Burnett) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dancing on the Edge of a Blade: The Extended Director’s Cut (By: Todd Rigney) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Who Will Save Your Soul? (By: Jody Smith) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sole Survivor II: Drop Bears on the Loose (By: Zachary Ashford) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
She Ain't Pretty (By: ReneeMiller) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Desperado Dini (By: Dunkie Tang) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
City of the Creeps (By: Ernie Kaltenbrunner Jr.) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Camp Neverland (By: Lisa Quigley) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Transmuted (By: Eve Harms) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Skin Deep (By: ReneeMiller) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales From the Typewriter (By: Mark Allan Gunnells) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kidnap Torture Strangle (By: Declan Burnett) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fuzzy (By: Roni Stinger) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sloe (By: Marc Ruvolo) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Midnight Exhibit, Vol. 3 (By: William Meikle,Eddie Generous,Declan Burnett) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Portable Magic (By: Mark Allan Gunnells) (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon
Intro to Chaos (By: TonyaWalter) (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon
...And Out Come the Toys (By: Matt Brandenburg) (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon
Intro to Chaos (By: TonyaWalter) (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Yearning to Breathe Free(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Worst Laid Plans(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Graveyard Smash(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Slashertorte: An Anthology of Cake Horror(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Inferno(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
We Are Wolves(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Latinx Screams(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rock & Roll Nightmares: Gory Days: '80s Edition Short Stories(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bad Book(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Halloween Nights(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
This World Belongs to Us(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
The First Five Minutes of the Apocalypse(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Literally Dead: Tales of Holiday Hauntings(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

About V. Castro

Violet Castro is well-known for writing in the genres of horror, fantasy, and science fiction. She has a talent for creating stories that pull readers in, thanks to her skill in crafting interesting narratives and complex characters. Her books are filled with imaginative plots that are both fun and thought-provoking to read. Castro’s ability to explore the darker sides of her genres makes her work stand out and keeps readers coming back for more.

What really sets Castro apart is her approach to character development. She creates protagonists who are not just interesting to follow but feel real and multidimensional, making it easy for readers to connect with them. These characters face challenges and evolve, making their journeys compelling to follow. The strong character foundation Castro builds adds a significant layer of depth to her stories, enhancing the reading experience.

Castro also masterfully balances delivering her message without overshadowing the story itself. She embeds her themes seamlessly within the narrative, ensuring that the readers are engaged not just by the tale but also by the underlying ideas she wishes to convey. Her skill in weaving together both elements shows her commitment to storytelling with purpose, highlighting her belief that stories can both entertain and enlighten.

Lastly, Castro knows how to keep her stories engaging. She mixes suspense and twists masterfully, keeping the pace fast so readers can’t put her books down. Her talent for storytelling ensures that each book she writes is not only entertaining but also provides a satisfying experience. Violet Castro’s work is a testament to her ability to weave enthralling narratives with engaging characters, making her a favorite among fans of her genres.

Early and Personal Life

Violet Castro, originally from San Antonio, Texas, is a proud Mexican-American writer who now lives in the UK. Over the past 12 years, she has made her home in England, where she focuses on her family and her writing career. Her background and experiences in two different cultures enrich her horror, fantasy, and science fiction stories.

Balancing her role as a full-time mother with her writing, Castro skillfully manages her time to pursue her passion for storytelling. This personal dedication shines through in her engaging and immersive narratives. Her ability to weave complex characters and plots reflects her commitment to her craft and her life’s experiences.

Aside from her writing, Castro is an advocate for Latinx literature, actively promoting the importance and visibility of Latinx voices in the literary world. Her work not only entertains but also highlights the richness of Latinx culture, earning her recognition and respect as an accomplished novelist.

Through her novels, Violet Castro has become an inspiration for readers and fellow writers, showcasing the power of dedication and cultural heritage in creating compelling stories.

Writing Career

Violet Castro’s career as a writer has been marked by a diverse and compelling array of works spanning series, novels, collections, and more. She debuted with the ‘Keeper’ series, introducing ‘Maria The Wanted and The Legacy of The Keepers’ in 2018, which laid the foundation for her unique storytelling style blending horror, fantasy, and science fiction. Subsequent series like ‘Vampire: Across the Pond’ and ‘Rebel Moon’ further showcased her ability to create captivating narratives and complex characters, with titles such as ‘The Erotic Modern Life of Malinalli The Vampire’ in 2019 and further works like ‘The Scargiver’ in 2024.

Alongside her series, Castro has crafted stand-alone novels such as ‘Goddess of Filth’ and ‘The Queen of the Cicadas,’ both in 2021, enriching her portfolio with stories that delve into the supernatural and the macabre. Her work in collections and anthologies, including ‘Slashertorte’ (2020) and ‘Latinx Screams’ (2021), highlights her versatility and collaboration with other writers, further establishing her as a significant voice in her genres.

With ongoing contributions to literature and a commitment to her craft, Violet Castro continues to expand her influence and inspire readers, promising more intriguing tales in the years to come.

Goddess of Filth

The paranormal fantasy novella ‘Goddess of Filth,’ penned by Violet Castro, was published on March 30, 2021, by Creature Publishing. This work garnered significant recognition, including a nomination for the Bram Stoker Award for Best Long Fiction in 2021 and winning the Ladies of Horror Fiction Award for Best Novella the same year.

During a hot summer night, Lourdes, Ana, Fernanda, Perla, and Pauline engage in a séance, expecting nothing more than amusement. However, their night shifts from laughter to fear when a supernatural occurrence leads Fernanda to chant in Nahuatl, signaling the start of her eerie transformation.

In the following weeks, Fernanda’s behavior becomes increasingly bizarre, prompting a local priest to declare demonic possession, while Lourdes suspects a more ancient force at play. To uncover the truth behind Fernanda’s condition, Lourdes, with her ‘bruja Craft crew’ and Dr. Camacho, delves into a mystery blending faith, ancient power, and friendship.

Readers will find themselves swiftly captivated by a novella that masterfully blends elements of friendship, ancient myths, and supernatural mysteries. Violet Castro’s engaging narrative and well-developed characters provide a fresh and thrilling perspective on the paranormal fantasy genre.

Both critically acclaimed and accessible, this novella promises an enthralling experience for those seeking a blend of horror and enchantment.

The Haunting of Alejandra

‘The Haunting of Alejandra,’ a horror fantasy novel crafted by Violet Castro, was published by Del Rey on April 18, 2023. This publication marks another milestone in Castro’s evolving literary journey.

Alejandra grapples with an identity crisis, seen by her family as a wife, mother, and daughter, yet inside, she battles a growing darkness. A spectral figure, a weeping woman in white, haunts her despair, revealing herself as La Llorona from Mexican folklore. Seeking understanding through therapy, Alejandra uncovers a lineage of women who share not only her grief but also encounters with the malevolent spirit.

Determined, Alejandra draws on the strength and courage of her ancestors, aiming to confront and dispel La Llorona’s presence once and for all.

Violet Castro weaves a compelling tale of identity, legacy, and the power of facing one’s demons, anchored by a protagonist whose journey is both haunting and inspirational. The interplay between personal struggle and supernatural lore makes this a must-read.

This book stands as a testament to Castro’s skill in crafting narratives that resonate on multiple levels.

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