Sunday, August 21, 2011


Magenta ShamanMagenta Shaman by Lily Childs
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Breathless... that's what I am, after reading Magenta Shaman.  And, it's not because I literally 'tore' through the story.  Once I started reading, I could NOT put this down!  I don't have a Kindle yet, so I download to the Kindle for PC app.  I was reading this on my desktop computer the other night, and if the power had chosen that particular time to go out... my 'cries' would have been heard all the way to Eastbourne! (I live on the West Coast of the United States.)

Urban fantasy/horror is a genre I have not read a lot of, especially the last several years.  Not because I lost interest... but, because I found new interests.  After reading Magenta Shaman, I am asking myself what was so bloody important to leave behind stories like this!

Lily's dark tale... you were right, Lily. It IS a love story... leaves a delicious 'taste', and a hunger for more!  What absolutely wonderful, dark imagery her words conjure... I can almost feel the Billowat's fetid, rotting breath on me. From the opening paragraph, my heart rate doubled... if I had been reading a paper book version, I would have left sweaty fingerprints throughout.

Oh... I was right about one thing, Lily.  Even with a night light, I tossed and turned all night!

Somehow... "Thank you" seems a bit inadequate!

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Monday, August 15, 2011

PULP INK – New Anthology By Chris Rhatigan and Nigel Bird - You Gotta Read This! Don't Make Me Get All Medieval On Your A**!

Just think... for a minute of your time and the minuscule sum of $2.99... you can have HOURS of reading pleasure!  Where else you gonna get that kind of deal?  :)

But, Veronica... How can I get this treasure?

Glad you asked... see that little blue line of letters and numbers that change color when you move your mouse pointer over it?  Just click that little baby and get your VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express (no... your library card isn't going to cut it... nice try, though!) ready!

See... easy, peasy... wasn't it?

Now... grab a cold one... kick back... and, ENJOY!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

PULP INK – New Anthology By Chris Rhatigan and Nigel Bird Coming Next Week!

Congratulations to Chris Rhatigan and Nigel Bird! Can you believe the incredible talent in this anthology? Brazill... Seamans… Godwin… Johnson... Bird... Rhatigan... Guthrie... Ayris... Abbott... the list goes on and on! If you like pulp, this is going to be the best you have read in a long time! I can't wait to sink my teeth in!!

Sunday, August 7, 2011


New flash fiction over at

Rules - 100 words max flash fiction or poetry using the following words – etiquette, stag, play. Deadline is 9pm UK time on Thursday 11th August.

By Veronica Marie Lewis-Shaw

Fuck etiquette!

The blonde man circled around the stables, making his way back to the stand of trees east of the mansion.  This was a competition and all that mattered was who won.  Let the other idiots play fair.

Waiting and watching… a chill seeped into his bones. 

Behind him… a sound… he turned around… a split second to regret.


“A splendid trophy, Audra… splendid!”

Turning her gaze to the new plaque over the fireplace… next to the stag head…

“I bagged that one just last week… bloody Yank was too predictable… no sport in it.”

Audra smiled.