Monthly Archives: October 2012

The Romantic Spellchecker

I’m delighted to have a short story published in an anthology, the proceeds of which will go to the charity Eaves for Women (more details below). The book is called Pick ’N’ Mix: Amazon.co.uk Amazon.com My short story is An … Continue reading

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The Bisexual Question

In erotica, it’s fairly common for women to be bisexual, and also (but to a far lesser extent) men too. In love stories, however, bisexuality is not seen as a positive, and is seen almost as a threat. Worse, bisexuality … Continue reading

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Tired of all the sex?

I’m sort-of reading these two paranormal romances at the moment: Samson’s Lovely Mortal; My Lady Vampire – Book One. In both of these, the male lead is a handsome vampire with rippling muscles (er, okay, I suppose), wealthy (must be … Continue reading

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Suzie

In the ten years since finishing Kings of Infinite Space, I have often flirted with prequels and sequels and other unrelated ideas for new novels, but nothing grabbed me and said, Here’s a story! It’s ironic, therefore, that Suzie and … Continue reading

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The Hunger – Vampire Music?

Bela Lugosi’s Dead – a fantastic beginning to one of the best vampire films ever: The Hunger. In 2006, while in Brisbane for a conference, I spotted a music shop and went rummaging, and a CD of Schubert Piano Sonatas … Continue reading

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Morningside

Vampire novels give the author an opportunity to explore themes of immortality by spanning time, placing the character(s) into various historical contexts. As such, vampire novels can stray deep into historical fiction territory. I really enjoyed Blood and Ice, for … Continue reading

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The Inevitability Of Evil

Megan Cashman, author of The Dark Proposal, has written an interesting blog about the evolution of vampires that touches on many of the themes I’ve been obsessing about lately. Megan is differentiating between younger vampires still coming to terms with … Continue reading

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