–Calypso Grier, Writer/Editor for Wrought Iron Reads

Hello, beautiful people! It’s your girl, Calypso Grier, reporting in at the start of what promises to be a very busy week. I’m talking redesigned book covers, freebies, guest bloggers and more.

“Downtown (feat. Eric Nally, Melle Mel, Kool Moe Dee & Grandmaster Caz)” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

As I sit on my patio, enjoying this gorgeous southeast Louisiana fall day (and listening to Macklemore’s, “Downtown”), I reflect on what an exciting journey this is turning out to be as I gear up for the unexpected. “What’s next?” is the question I confront on a daily basis now.

I have to take my love of writing and reading and turn it into understanding of the ins and outs of an ever evolving industry. I have to learn marketing, social media, e-publishing, print distribution and a slew of other complicated processes! And, sometimes I just want to be a writer. *Chin up, Calypso* 🙂

Nevertheless, the race isn’t given to the swift or the strong. To that end, I endure, knowing this dream of ours–Arsen, Sondi, Reatha and I–to give you books that you can read entertained is a worthy cause.


When my crew and I hatched the idea to work together and do this indie publishing thing, the four of us were green. I’d say we’re deep green now–not exactly brand new anymore, but far from sages on the subject. 🙂 It’s thrilling to take part in producing creative, engaging eBooks, and if I didn’t believe in the importance of great reads, I wouldn’t be here.

Of course, having you along for this exciting ride makes it that much greater. We’d like to take you on a loop-di-loo with new interactive content. How does it work? Well, when you buy Arsen Ward’s, Thirst Traps Presents Shorts Compilation: Including Never Before Released “Bodied,” you’ll find a password. You can use it to access exclusives from Wrought Iron Reads. And, check out the Redesigned Cover! Are you as psyched as we are about the change?

arsen ward

We’re talking next level reading! This is something from us to you, and we can’t wait  see the reviews roll in to tell us how you enjoy the experience. We’re all about trying different things to make our passion your entertainment.

Arsen Ward guest blogged the other day with more candid insight into what it’s like to date a writer. *Uh-oh!* If you’re into dreamy, brooding, taciturn authors, it’s a must-read: Be a Lover, Not a Writer Part 2.

FREEBIES: Download a FREE copy of Sondi Warner’s Jonquille on today and tomorrow ONLY. So, hurry while the getting is good! It’s a tale about a tarot reader who can’t help falling for a poker player, even though he keeps his cards close to the chest. How on earth can she see a future with him? The emotion is high in this scintillating novella. Fans of love stories agree, Sondi puts the L-word back into romance.


Sondi reported back with life as a writing mom in her guest post Cheer Mom! Write Later. Have you had the chance to check it out yet?

By the way, we’re in the process of reformatting our books for ease of reading on an e-reader, as well as producing new content. All of our prices have been slashed to get our books out of shadowy Indie Publisher Land and into your hands. Read anything great lately? See HERE for great reads.


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