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Happy New Fears

It’s that time of the year, or the decade, where we evaluate where we are.So, I thought I’d give a brief summary of where I started in 2009 and where I am now. 2009 I’d had post hysterectomy complications and my third procedure to remove an ovary – a result of endometriosis- a horrible disease

Flame Tree Press Horror

Those Who Came Before  Author: J H MoncrieffPublisher: Flame Tree PressPage count: 288pprelease date: 24th Oct 2019Reviewer: Theresa Derwin I’ve already mentioned that I love the work Flame Tree Press are doing to promote genre, and horror in particular.So, when I was approved for this ARC for Those Who Come Before – and by a

Hearts and Bones Halloween 2019

Happy Halloween Horror Hounds. I’ve kept this one quiet, but I’m delighted to announce my mini collection #HeartsandBones is released as a 99p ebook for this Halloween.Number 38 in the #ShortSharpShocks series, Hearts and Bones is around ten thousand words of glorious horror with a touch of folk and a lot of cute dog.My story

Christmas And Writing

So, as part of my MA Creative Writing at @BCU, this semester I’m taking #Screenwriting with @itsandyconway. There’s a lot of work, but the class is fantastic. Now, we all know I’m a horror writer. But my guilty pleasure is Christmas Romance – so, for my end and interim project, I’m working on a screenplay

My Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Scholarship

So, the news is out now, released by John Palisano of the Horror Writer’s Association on Sat night UK time. I’d only been holding on to the news for two nights, but it was killing me. I was a burbling, gurgling burst of volcanic energy, threatening to erupt with excitement. It appears that I am

Wolf Rain by Nalini Singh

Wolf Rain Psy-Changeling Trinity Author: Nalini Singh Publisher: Gollancz  Page count: 400pp Release date: 6 June 2019 Reviewer: Theresa Derwin I’ve been reading this series for many years, the series which started as Psy-Changeling, and through it all, I know enough to give a quick elevator pitch style summary. There are three races; human, Psy

The Trouble with Vampires – Lynsay Sands

The Trouble With Vampires (Argeneau 29) Author: Lynsay Sands Publisher: Gollancz  Page count: 384pp Release date: 25th April 2019 Reviewer: Theresa Derwin After a 911 call from a young boy, Parker, claiming their neighbour Mr Purdy has a vampire living there, Marguerite and Julius Notte, along with Santo, Zaniplo and Bricker are sent by Mortimer to

Dread Nation – Justina Ireland

Author: Justina Ireland  Dread Nation Publisher: Titan Books Page count: 449pp Release date: 2nd April 2019 Reviewer: Theresa Derwin Literally smack bang in the middle of its UK launch date, it was announced that Dread Nation (released earlier in the US) was a Hugo finalist. Ok, yeah, so I was only a few pages in

Blood Ink – Dana Fredsti

Blood Ink Spawn of Lilith (Book 2) Author: Dana Fredsti Publisher: Titan Books Page count: 367pp Release date: 2nd April 2019 Reviewer: Theresa Derwin  I read the first Spawn of Lilith book on its release, and absolutely loved it. Lee Striga is a stuntwoman recovering from serious injuries, trying to reforge a career in the film

#SPN300 and SPN Fanfic

So, those of my USA/Canada #SPNFamily friends will already have had the chance to watch the #SPN300 episode of Supernatural called ‘Lebanon’. I haven’t watched it in full yet, but what I do know, is that #JDM, or Jeffery Dean Morgan, makes a guest appearance as John Winchester- whether he’s dead, alive, a ghost, a