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Today’s snippet from Heavy Ice: Vane looked around. The balcony was not precisely full of people. It was more that a crowd was pressed out around its back edges, like a nervous pie-crust. The front of the balcony was conspicuously … Continue reading
My lovely friend Melanie Clegg’s new novel Minette is out today! Read all about it here! It’s on my Kindle now and I’m really looking forward to reading it – I love how Melanie writes with a vivid, irreverent, punky … Continue reading
My lovely friend Ashbet, who beta-read Firebrand, put me on to this Indiegogo campaign from friends of hers who are raising money to write ‘a steampunky western erotic adventure serial full of sex, violence, pirates, airships, Experimentals, and maybe even … Continue reading
Via Ebook Friendly I’ve had a go at understanding the appeal of Fifty Shades Of Grey before, and, for some reason, I’m back for more. There seems to be a lot of debate over why these books have such a … Continue reading
This week I will be guestblogging over at the lovely Madame Guillotine‘s gaff about historical nonfiction, which is pretty much the love of my reading life. If you recommend me a biography of a city or a historical woman or, … Continue reading
I’m reading Fifty Shades Of Grey. It’s very weird. It’s basically all about how being into BDSM is just like being a vampire. It’s not a metaphor I’m immediately hostile to, because in my experience if your partner is into … Continue reading
One of the heroes of Heavy Ice is a diplomat from a political family who is probably no stranger to lists of Eligible Bachelors. (Actually, his younger brother probably comes out a good few places above him on any such … Continue reading
After a day of writing which felt like wading through treacle, I now have some idea what stupid thing the Hawkwoods are going to do next. Trust me, compared to yesterday this is progress. I keep reminding myself that last … Continue reading