Review: My Dearest Holmes by Rohase Piercy

In 1988,  author Rohase Piercy did something remarkable and controversial. She published a book in which Dr John Watson was in love with Sherlock Holmes. (Whether Holmes reciprocates is the grand question of much of the rest of the book.) Boy, did some people find that idea challenging. The Daily Mail seemed to think it would cause the fall of […]

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Upcoming rewards for my Patreon supporters!

My first six months on Patreon have gone really well, and I’d like to thank everyone who has supported me there to write fiction! The second of the Duo Ex Machina novellas, Sacrifice, will wind up its chapter-by-chapter posting soon, and will then be prepped to go to all my supporters there as an ebook! I’ve also reached my first […]

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New Release: A Dream to Build a Kiss On

A Dream to Build A Kiss On is my new contemporary-era Holmes♥Watson romance/adventure from Improbable Press! The book contains 100 connected stories of only 221 words, the last word of each beginning with the letter B! The stories are illustrated by Caroline Jennings, representing the sketches of John Watson, army doctor, war veteran, artist. A Dream to Build A Kiss […]

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Location: Hardware Lane

This post first appeared on my Patreon for my Fly By Nighters supporters on 6 April 2018 My first confession is that this image is not actually in Hardware Lane, which runs parallel to Elizabeth Street (between Queen and Elizabeth Streets) starting at Bourke Street and going through to Lonsdale. Between Lonsdale and Little Lonsdale, it becomes Hardware Street, even […]

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Cover reveal: Sacrifice

My novella Sacrifice (second in the Duo Ex Machina series) has been edited for reissue, and is presently being published every fortnight on my Patreon for my ‘Backstage Pass’ supporters. Willsin Rowe has already done a fabulous cover for it, and I couldn’t wait to share it, so here it is! That’s Frank looking messy on the left, and Milo […]

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Melbourne Music: 2009

Over on my Patreon, the Duo Ex Machina novella Sacrifice is being released in fortnightly chapters. It’s all scheduled and the cover will be revealed later in March. In the meantime, I’ve started work on the brand new book in the series. The next Duo Ex Machina novel, Number One Fan, will be set in Melbourne in 2009, five years […]

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Queer Victorian London

In preparation for working on a short story collection set post-The Adventure of the Colonial Boy, I’ve picked up some books to give me insights into late-Victorian queer culture and society’s attitudes towards it. Victorian attitudes to sex and sexuality (and to a whole bunch of things) is usually deeper and more textured than a cursory glance would indicate. And […]

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Five Questions for Charlie Raven

Today,  Charlie Raven answers five questions about her new book: Charlie Raven 1. What’s the name of your latest book – and how did you choose the title? It’s called The Compact. The title just popped into my mind about halfway through the process of writing it. It came about because one of the themes of the story is the […]

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Works in Progress 2018 (aka Narrelle’s To Do List is Scary)

Hello all. I’m already bolting out of the gate in 2018 with a series of projects that promise to keep me chained to the keyboard all year.  Yes, that is the sound of me cheering. I quite like my keyboard. Besides working hard on the day job, I spent January preparing the re-release of the second book of the Duo […]

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