Interview With The Lighthousepire

I’ll be talking about Bleeding Hearts with Lighthouse Bookshop today at 7:30 PM Edinburgh time on Instagram Live. We’ll be chatting about queer vampires, the 90s goth scene, and more!

EDITED TO ADD: The video is now up on IGTV for anyone who missed it:

It’s Almost Time!

My book BLEEDING HEARTS, the sequel to LOVE BITES, will be published in just one week, on 10 June! Queer vampires and witches in love!

To be together, Angela and Chloe have had to overcome almost impossible odds. Will the divide between the living and the dead be too wide for them to cross?

Favorite Books — May 2021

This month had a clear favorite, one I probably should have read years ago, since I’ve been a fan of the author since childhood.

KING HEREAFTER, by Dorothy Dunnett

In the wild, half-pagan country of eleventh-century Scotland lives an ungainly young earl with a lowering brow and a taste for intrigue.  He calls himself Thorfinn, but his baptismal name is Macbeth. The book depicts Macbeth’s transformation from an angry boy who refuses to accept his meager share of the Orkney Islands to a suavely accomplished warrior who seizes an empire with the help of a wife as shrewd and valiant as himself.

Dorothy Dunnett is said to have considered this book to be her masterpiece, and it’s not hard to see why. It’s not an easy read by any means – sometimes it seems that half the book exists in the things that remain unsaid or undescribed. But it is a book that rewards careful reading. It’s based on meticulous research that never feels like an academic project, but instead a story with an epic sweep and characters that will stick in your memory.

Other books I was fond of this month included SARABAND by Elliot Bliss, THE SHAKESPEARE REQUIREMENT by Julie Schumacher, TRAVEL LIGHT by Naomi Mitchison, CALIBAN’S WAR by James S. A. Corey, and NINTH HOUSE by Leigh Bardugo.