Do You Have an Artistic License?

The idea for this story came to Emerian (Emz) Rich in a dream. It is an interesting blend of horror and romance – whoa! 😉 

Emz was a blast to talk with…and if you like horror, she is also the Creator and Horror Hostess of  So, check it out.

In the meantime, listen to our conversation as we talk about Artistic License.



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Leslie Marietta is the last known heiress of a palatial estate just south of Los Angeles. When she takes possession of her birthright, sudden creative inspiration allows her to paint alive anything she imagines. Enchantment and wonder transform her life into a fairytale, but as with all fairytales, there is a dark presence. Phantom servants sneak through the house, horrifying shadow creatures threaten to destroy her, and a band of Edwardian house guests are trapped in the walls. Lord Ashton Northing is a man of property and situation, with a duty to his people that could tear him from his new love, Leslie. Can Ashton convince Leslie she is worthy of her legacy in time to save them from the evil that dwells in her house?




Emerian Rich is the author of the vampire series, Night’s Knights. She also writes the musical romance series Sweet Dreams, under the name Emmy Z. Madrigal. Her most recent full length novel, Artistic License, is about a woman who inherits a house were anything she paints on the walls, comes alive. She’s been published in a handful of anthologies by publishers such as Dragon Moon Press, Hidden Thoughts Press, Hazardous Press, and White Wolf Press. Emerian is a horror hostess for the internationally acclaimed podcast,

Emerian Rich was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1973, the only child of pastors. She lived in thirty-two different places by the time she graduated high school. With no siblings and no consistent peer relationships, the pen became an integral part of her life, granting her an inexpensive pastime that she could take with her anywhere. The characters in her stories became her friends and her journal, her only continuous confidant.

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Drs. Rob + Janelle Alex, Ph.D.

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