The Potency of Vampires

Today’s guest blog is by Kevin Powe. Kevin is an international voice actor based in Melbourne, Australia. He’s been the voice of Judge Dredd, a farm of singing animals, a daemonic e-sports announcer and much more. He is currently developing an animated series. He loves great stories in all forms, and things that go bump in the night, in every […]

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Romancing the Bloke – Part Two

I asked a number of male friends about their experiences of romance and what they found romantic themselves. These Romancing the Bloke posts are the result. Read Romancing the Bloke Part One Romance and sex aren’t unrelated, of course – physical intimacy is part of the expression of love after all, as martial artist and horror writer Alan Baxter notes […]

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Romancing the Bloke – Part One

It’s Valentine’s Day this week – a day with a mysterious history. As a saint’s day, it honoured several martyred saints with similar names, and there are also suggestions the day was created by the Christians to overwrite Lupercalia, a pagan holiday. It was in the 18th Century that Valentine’s Day became a big thing, with cards, flowers and confectionary. […]

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Interview: Tansy Rayner Roberts

Tansy Rayner Roberts is a fantasy novelist who shares a pair of typing fingers with crime novelist Livia Day. Livia’s first murder mystery, A Trifle Dead, will be released from Twelfth Planet Press on 28 March 2013. Tansy’s recent releases include Power and Majesty, The Shattered City and Reign of Beasts, the three books of the Creature Court trilogy.  Her […]

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F2M: the boy within – The book that scared libraries

In mid-2010, I reviewed a fabulous book by Hazel Edwards and Ryan Kennedy called F2M: the boy within. It’s a warm, moving coming of age story about transgendered Skye who is becoming his true self, Finn. Co-author Ryan himself transitioned from female to male in his 20s. He brought that experience and courage to the collaboration with his long-time friend […]

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