authors · romance

Jenny Twist’s magical tale of Christmas in Oxford

Earlier this week I wrote about Holiday Magic, a new anthology of heart-warming stories for the Christmas season by the World Romance Writers group of authors. Today I’m delighted to welcome one of the authors, Jenny Twist, who is here to talk about her story, Marion. I met Jenny through our last anthology, Letterbox Love Stories. The…… Continue reading Jenny Twist’s magical tale of Christmas in Oxford

urban fantasy

A writer’s dream: author Jami Gray’s urban fantasy

Today author Jami Gray is dropping in to tell us her dream – a dream shared by me and lots of other writers. Jami Gray is the award winning, multi-published author of the Urban Fantasy series, The Kyn Kronicles, and the Paranormal Romantic Suspense series, PSY-IV Teams. It’s a pleasure to meet you, Jami! *…… Continue reading A writer’s dream: author Jami Gray’s urban fantasy

paranormal

The alternate, the paranormal and the Old West in Allison Merritt’s Heckmasters series – plus #giveaway

Last year I interviewed author Allison Merritt, and today I’m delighted to welcome her back with the release of the latest in her Heckmasters series. Here’s Allison to describe how she builds her fascinating alternate world, and if you’d like to WIN A COPY of the first in the series, please see the end of…… Continue reading The alternate, the paranormal and the Old West in Allison Merritt’s Heckmasters series – plus #giveaway

author interview · authors · books

Good to meet you…author Allison Merritt – plus giveaway!

I can’t believe it’s October already, and that I’m welcoming the first of my autumn guests. At least we have a little bit of an Indian summer here. The sun’s out, my roses are still hanging on, and the leaves are still just clinging to the trees – but there’s a definite hint of chill…… Continue reading Good to meet you…author Allison Merritt – plus giveaway!

novels · paranormal · ya novel

Real vampire myths (and how to make sure a vampire is really dead)

Author James Crofoot and I once got into a conversation on Facebook all about vampires (like you do).  James is a fund of knowledge, and I was so intrigued by his retelling of the old myths that I asked if he’d like to write some more about them for the readers of my blog. So…… Continue reading Real vampire myths (and how to make sure a vampire is really dead)

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Good to meet you…author Karen Leppert

There have been terrible storms across the UK this week.  This morning it’s still chucking it down with rain.  Me and my dog have spent ages getting all the mud off, but now my coat’s drying on the rack, the kettle’s on, there’s some bacon sandwiches on the go – and we’re ready to welcome…… Continue reading Good to meet you…author Karen Leppert

romance · urban fantasy · vampires · zombies

Why we love vampires, zombies and werewolves

OK, I’m going to make a terrible admission.  I’m not actually that keen on vampires, zombies and werewolves in books.  It’s not that I dislike them, as such, it’s just if you asked me to take them or leave them I could pretty well leave them much of the time. Strangely, in films or television…… Continue reading Why we love vampires, zombies and werewolves