Sharp Bite of Pleasure

…eries. Sharp Bite of Pleasure is set in a world filled with vampires, werewolves and humans. The main story here is a reunion between two ex-lovers: Alexa, the vampire princess of the East Coast, and Penny, a werewolf who once was involved in a secret love affair with the princess. Alexa returns home to find her father’s killer and reclaim Penny. When I decided to write Sharp Bite of Pleasure I thought about all the authors of paranormal romance…


…enced. I will read to any and all children I have – at bedtime and any other time that they will sit still long enough to let me. However, as one of the commenters on the original post pointed out, the study was very biased because it polled only mothers. Source: The Guardian Man Brooker Fiction Shortlist The names on this years shortlist were announced in a ceremony in London on 10/9/13 and comprises of six authors and their works; Jhumpa…


New Authors Reading Challenge 2012 hosted by Literary Escapism I love finding new authors so I’m looking forward to starting this challenge. I’m also going to use this challenge to start all the series I have been wanting to read but just haven’t gotten around to yet. See below for more info about how to join in   Timeline: 01 Jan 2012 – 31 Dec 2012 Rules: Pick 15, 25 or 50 new authors For more info or to sign u…

Thoughtful Ramblings

I have been having an interesting chat with some authors lately about how they handle negative reviews. I was surprised that for the most part, as long as the reviews are constructive, they don’t actually mind them as it can help to improve their writing process. But there appears to be a very mixed opinion on how authors should respond to these reviews. Should they reply or should they not? Once again over the last week or so, Goodreads…

30 Shades of Zombie

…talent for writing zombie stories, there are some key differences between the two sexes. For the most part, male authors have dominated the zombie genre, though the women are really starting to make a name for themselves and gain a lot of readership. While both genders touch on all aspects, the way they highlight certain story elements is something not a lot of people have given much thought to. It’s been a bit of a battle for women authors in th…

The Bone Season

…value the voyants highly—as soldiers in their army. Paige is assigned to a Rephaite keeper, Warden, who will be in charge of her care and training. He is her master. Her natural enemy. But if she wants to regain her freedom, Paige will have to learn something of his mind and his own mysterious motives. It sounds undeniably interesting, and I think I will definitely have to give it a go. However, I really wish that people would stop categorising…


BOOKISH NEWS Hi, and welcome to our news feature, in which we highlight and discuss some of the news that has been big in the bookish world this week. Fifty Shades Photographed It’s been a long time coming, but Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele have finally been photographed together. Or rather Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson have been – and the proof is there for all to see on the cover of Entertainment Weekly. For a long time we thought they wouldn’t make it, but the couple has been finalised. Although Dakota…




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