October 27th, 2010

JW - done

Taken (the anthology I'm in)

The anthology I am in is out :)

It's published by Torquere Press and is called
Taken
Taken, a BBA Menage Anthology


It's a ménage title with five stories all about romance and need.

This is what the book's blurb has to say:
"The thrill of romance is something not too far from fear. The unknown sends a shiver down our spines, much more so when it's truly otherworldly."

At the moment it is available from the Torquere website in eBook and Paperback, but it will be up on Amazon and their other distributors in 30-45 days.

As you might have guessed, mine's the vampire story ::g::

It's called "Said the Spider to the Fly" and it is about Elijah and Jamie, vampires, long term lovers and soul mates. When a woman catches Elijah's eye as more than a passing fancy Jamie's jealousy threatens their stability, that is until Jamie realises it's not just Elijah who is interested. Then the chase is on.

There's romance, a little angst and sex, as well as characters I hope you will love :).

The webpage for the book is here, where it will tell you about all the other stories and give you a taster as well:
http://www.torquerepress.com/fiction/taken.html

and these are the details in case you are looking for it elsewhere:

edited by KIL Kenny, with stories by ND Drake, JL Merrow, Josephine Myles, Giselle Renarde, and BA Tortuga
245 pages / 55600 words
ISBN: 978-1-61040-081-7
Ebook zipped file contains - html, lit, Adobe and Sony optimized pdf, prc, epub, also available in paperback

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I would like to say thanks to KIL Kenny, who has been a fabulous editor and I hope I didn't give her too many headaches, this being my first time and all :).

Also thanks to sarahsan, who read it for me before I first sent it off and told me if there were any bits that would confuse the hell out of a US audience, and Soph, thwax for beta reading the original version. Without them I would never have had the story accepted in the first place.
Sherlock - see all

Fan mail and stuff

I can count the number of fan mail letters I have sent on one hand, but I sent another one this morning, to Mark Gatiss. I would have sent him an email, but I couldn't find an addie, so I actually posted an honest to god letter ::g::. I felt the need after watching the last of his "A History of Horror" series on BBC4. It was brilliant.

It's available on iPlayer for those who are in the UK.

I didn't agree with all his favs and he only got to the 60s and 70s and didn't do my fav era of 80s and 90s, but it was still superb. So many little titbits of info and some wonderful interviews with stars and directors. The first program was about the horror films from the big US studios in the 30s and 40s, then the second was about the rise of the UK horror industry with Hammer and such studios and then back to the US for the late 60s and 70s in the third ep.

I may actually have to watch Halloween thanks to this program.

It would be brilliant if he did a second season with 80s and 90s and some Asian horror in it.

He lists some of my fav 80s movies in his Q&A about horror on the BBC site. I would love to see him talk about them in depth.

I also congratulated him on the brilliance that is Sherlock, because, y'know, it is the best thing to hit TV in years and his Mycroft is just wonderful.

Did you know he also wrote and stared in a supernatural mini-series called Crooked House? I just ordered it from Amazon.

P.S. Shameless self-pimp, in case you missed it, the anthology my short story is in was published today. I have a post about it here.