Monthly Archives: January 2013

The Demonologia Biblica

The Demonologia Biblica TOC and cover has been set free to stalk the earth!
Published by Western Legends Publishing, Edited by Dean M. Drinkel. Cover art James Powell. Design David Griffith, this is going to be one to look out for. Self-aside  (modesty forbids) there is such an impressive line-up of writers lurking between these covers!

Barbie Wilde
William Meikle
Jan Edwards
John Palisano
Tracie McBride
D.T. Griffith
Kate Jonez
Simon Kurt Unsworth
Raven Dane
Jonathan Green
Lily Childs
Daniel I. Russell
Christine Dougherty
Mark West
Magen Cubed
Colleen Anderson
Emile-Louis Tomas Jouvet
Dave Jeffery
Nerine Dorman
Adrian Chamberlin
Sean Sweeney
Andy Taylor
Sam Stone
Dean M. Drinkel
Sandra Norval
Nicholas Vince
When I was first allocated the letter C for this anthology of demons I admit to feeling a little panicked… Wanting to writer about a female demon, as you do, and finding very few such beasts in the many assorted grimoires loading down my book shelves.Until, that is,  I came across C for Chordewa, and I was away!
Writing ‘Pet Therapy’ was a joy when I could indulge in a passion for two of my very most favourite things! Cats and Folklore! 
I for one am really looking forward to reading the rest of the book.  Such a great TOC. I feel honoured to rub literary shoulders with these folks.
Available very soon from a purveyor of books near you!



Sex and Lies Reviewed


Sex, Lies and Family Ties
Reviewed by Allen Ashley

Set mostly during September 1970, this book will evoke bittersweet memories for anyone who remembers drinking halves of cider or bottles of Kia-ora; painting their bedroom wall orange or purple; listening to early T Rex and mourning the untimely death of Hendrix; describing unpleasant situations as a “bummer” or “heavy vibes”. At the core of the story are three friends – Carol, Syl, and Jac – all aged nineteen and on the cusp of womanhood. It is bookshop assistant and biker girl Carol whose narrative we mostly follow. The occasionally meandering plot reflects her damaged and uncertain psychological state as she inches towards taking control of her own destiny and throwing off the stifling shackles of “Family… something you got lumbered with.” She is a sympathetic though sometimes annoyingly self-centred heroine. The novel has some strongly written scenes, particularly the gripping final chapter as Carol floats adrift through her abusive brother’s funeral and wake before metaphorically swimming to safety. A thought-provoking coming of age story; as well as a snapshot of those difficult times.