Category Archives: Vampires

Before I Fall

★★★★★ Amazon.com Amazon.co.uk goodreads Lauren Oliver’s Website Lauren Oliver’s Before I Fall (published 2010; now also a Netflix film) is yet another variation on the theme of Groundhog Day, in which the protagonist must relive the same day over and … Continue reading

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The Coldest Girl in Coldtown

★★★★★ Amazon.com Amazon.co.uk goodreads Holly Black’s Website It’s a long time since a vampire book caught my eye. It’s difficult these days to find genre novels that are well written, thoughtful and original. Even rarer to find a YA-category novel … Continue reading

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till it misses

How the blood lingers as it runs Following a tickling trickling trail Laid by impatient kisses How her heart hammers – Even as it weakens it fights With passion! till it misses… Such beauty in death, a rose Beyond the … Continue reading

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The fair maid’s breast

The second of this week’s five monstrous haiku – I delight in blood – is that classic image of erotic danger from vampire tales. A fair maid’s breast is exposed and she sighs with pleasure as the sensitive skin is … Continue reading

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Hrana – An extract of an extract

Hrana is the name of the main character in my epic fantasy novel Kings of Infinite Space. She is a two-thousand year old vampire, first of her kind and mother to a race of vampires, but also a warrior, a … Continue reading

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Frostbite

He took her breath away. Immaculately dressed, oozing confidence, deep blue eyes that penetrated her soul and stirred within her a hunger unlike anything she had ever known. He had the perfection of youth unmarred by wrinkles, but was a … Continue reading

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Bright words of evergreen

WordPress.com has just wished me a Happy Anniversary. We’ve been together for four years now. No doubt in another three I’ll get itchy fingers and start flirting with younger blogging sites… A maid drew me hither untouched by man Through … Continue reading

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