After I completed the serialisation of The She-Wolf of Baker Street on my Patreon, I came to an important realisation. Being super busy with multiple projects in 2022 meant I could not write a brand new novel to serialise there AT THE SAME TIME as everything else.
So, as I mentioned in early February, I’m bringing back my otherwise out of print Melbourne vampire novel, The Opposite of Life!
If you’ve never read this vampire novel set in contemporary Melbourne, it’s about Lissa, a librarian who is having a pretty rough time of her whole life, and Gary, the exceptionally uncool vampire she meets when she tries to find out who is murdering people around Melbourne. The impossible is obvious – surely vampires are killing these people? But Gary is investigating on behalf of the vampire community to find out who’s behind it. In the 21st century, the local fang gang can really do without the hassle of a police investigation.
A few review quotes, to whet your appetite:
This is a very rich text, in its atmosphere, its ingenious recasting of vampire myth, and its social and personal themes.Kayla Lee Ward, Tabula Rasa
The Opposite of Life is a different sort of Urban Fantasy, and definitely an out-of-the-ordinary vampire tale. Maybe that’s why I like it so much.The Literate Kitty
I gave up on vampire fiction long ago, but I think Ms Harris has restored my faith in the genre.The Novelettes Book Reviews
If that sounds like a book for you, you can support me on Patreon at the lowest tier (US$3/month) for fortnightly instalments of the story)
If you’ve already read The Opposite of Life but would like to support my writing anyway (including a third novel in the Vampires of Melbourne series, to be written and posted after The Opposite of Life and then Walking Shadows have been serialised) at that same level, you’ll also get fortnightly posts containing sneak peeks of other writing, song lyrics, posts about my research and more.
There are also higher tiers where rewards include books, hand made jewellery and cards and even an opportunity to prompt an original short story.
Income from my Patreon helps to support me as a writer, to pay for cover art and editing on the Patreon books, and also to pay for the music production in the Duo Ex Machina song project!
Please come and check it out!