Monthly Archives: April 2013

Screaming Spires

Georgiana Derwent’s Screaming Spires, published April 2013, is the second book in The Cavaliers, a trilogy about an elite society of vampires based at Oxford University. The story of Harriet, the main character, is loosely based on the author’s time … Continue reading

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but writing makes it so

(‘Nothing is good or bad but writing makes it so.’ – funny observation by bottledworder: Five observations on writing.) I do a lot of ranting on this blog about the tropes used in vampire novels, most often complaining about: my … Continue reading

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the taste of warm blood on my lips

Not a post about vampires, although Bliss does almost conjure these creatures to mind: Your venom kiss infected me with lust Too weak, I gave in to your wicked curse And I became your slave that night Until the touch … Continue reading

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The Amaranthine Vampire

Elise Valente, author of the Amaranthine Blood series, wrote a blog post yesterday talking about her writing: Not Your Everyday Vampire Story. I particularly like this paragraph: In looking back, I can see that writing Sanaan is very much my … Continue reading

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