“Red Velvet and Absinthe: Paranormal Erotic Romance” edited by Mitzi Szereto

Red Velvet and Absinthe: Paranormal Erotic Romance is a collection of fifteen erotic short stories featuring ghosts, werewolves, vampires, and things that go bump (see what I did there?) in the night.  The stories draw on the gothic literary tradition, which at its heart has always paired romanticism with apprehension of the unknown.  This is oneRead more

“The Queen is Dead” by Kate Locke

The Queen is Dead is the second novel in Kate Locke’s The Immortal Empire trilogy, an urban fantasy series that reimagines the Victorian era, but with lots of undead and otherwise plagued creatures.  The protagonist, Xandra Vardan, is having a hard time dealing with the fact that she’s the queen of the goblins.  Until recently, she didn’t evenRead more

Guest Post by Rachel Neumeier: Designing a New Kind of Werewolf, and Their World

Today I am delighted to welcome to my blog Rachel Neumeier with a guest post about her upcoming novel “Black Dog,” which will be released by Strange Chemistry in February, 2014. Here’s a question which very few people realize (yet) that they should be asking me: Why are your werewolves kind of demonic? Isn’t thatRead more