Monthly Archives: December 2012

The Female Vampire

I have finally read Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu’s Carmilla. Carmilla was not the first female vampire of nineteenth century literature, and not even the first lesbian vampire, but she does mark the real beginning of a long association of female … Continue reading

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Devouring Heart

Andrea Dale’s short story Devouring Heart, published 2011, is very short (just over 2000 words, I think) but well-written with only one moment of grammatical strangeness and one typo. The author has a nice way with words, for example: I … Continue reading

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Brandy Nacole – Uniquely Unwelcome

It is my pleasure to host here a guest post by Brandy Nacole, author of Uniquely Unwelcome. About Brandy Nacole Brandy Nacole resides in Arkansas where her imagination runs wild. Reading is her passion and writing is her obsession. Whenever … Continue reading

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Lots of Stars – but who’s counting?

The Genre Question In October, shortly after self-publishing Suzie and the Monsters and still finding my way around goodreads, I was fortunate to discover the new Read to Review (R2R) in the Gotta Have Paranormal Romance with a Kick group. … Continue reading

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Christmas Blood

Maxi Shelton’s novella Christmas Blood, published 2012, blends a number of familiar vampire themes into a romance with plenty of blood. While at a Halloween party, dressed unhappily as a pink fairy, Daisy meets a vampire who decides to make … Continue reading

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A Vampire Christmas

‘Ah, Christmas – the one time of year it’s actually acceptable for vampires to sparkle.’ So begins A Vampire Christmas, a short story in the Dark Dates / Cassandra Bick Chronicles series. I haven’t read any others in this series, … Continue reading

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The Double Edged Sword

Lorraine Jean Bush’s novel The Double Edged Sword is the first book in a trilogy. This was published in October, 2012, and the second, A Leap Of Faith, was planned for November, 2012, but hasn’t hit the shelves yet. It’s … Continue reading

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