Erotica, fantasy, and horror writer.

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The Aviary Gate [Reading Challenge 2017]

The Aviary Gate by Katie Hickman Bloomsbury, USA, 2010 Challenge #7: A book in a new-to-you genre (Note: I am reading and blogging these Challenge books out of order) For this challenge, I chose The Aviary Gate, by Katie Hickman, from my pile of TBRs. From the cover copy I assumed it was historical romance, …

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Death’s Erotic Thrill

There’s nothing more to be said here. (Kiss of Death Statue at The El Poblenou Cemetery in Barcelona)

Worldbuilding Wednesday, 6/7/17

Starting a new series on this site, Worldbuilding Wednesday, a selection of randomly generated people, places, things, and concepts suitable for incorporating into fantasy — or any speculative — fiction, courtesy of my continued experimentation with Gammadyne’s excellent Random Word Generator. All are free for any writer to use; I have no claim on them. …

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Black Queen I

It’s when she lifts the veil that you have to worry. (Photo by Daniel Jung)

Gunslinger

He was brave to the last, but this didn’t save him… from unlife, that is.   (Art by Roman Chaliy)

Chamber of Chills

Most horror comics of the 1950s are nostalgic rather than horrifying, yet every once in a while I come across an image that is truly startling in its rawness. They were the decade’s way of dealing, sociologically, with the repressed horrors of WWII.  

Cecaelia

The Cecaelia is an octopoid mermaid who, instead of having a fish’s tail, has the arms of an octopus. The villain of Disney’s The Little Mermaid was one.    (X-Ray Art by Benedetta Bonichi)

The Lifeform

The cultured alien lifeform had an innocuous beginning, but a bloody end.  

The Lonely Apollo Pioneers

Returning last week from a trip to Florida, I have to say the highlight of my trip was seeing, at last, Kennedy Space Center. For a child of my generation this was a place that gained its initial familiarity on B&W TV screens (or color, in wooden consoles, if you were well-off or indulgent) with …

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Dumbo

Not all the great pachyderms became extinct. Some turned into ghouls. (Dumbo by Austen Mengler)