Interview of Harley Venn, Anti-Hero of ‘The Villainous Viscount’ by a Modern Interviewer…

https://www.amazon.com/Villainous-Viscount-Curse-Venns-ebook/dp/B01KXU8QUC   Interviewer (trying hard not to stare at the anti-hero’s startling golden and athletic looks):  Lord Venn – that is the correct form of address for a viscount, I believe – it is a pleasure to meet you. Harley Venn (stooping to kiss her hand):  Charmed, Ma’am. You may call me anything you like, … Continue reading Interview of Harley Venn, Anti-Hero of ‘The Villainous Viscount’ by a Modern Interviewer…

‘A Vampire in Time’ Out and Wishing All My Readers a Spine Chilling Halloween

  I hope all my readers have a good Halloween. I  also hope that readers have got themselves into the right mood for general spookiness and ghostly terrors by some suitable reading.In previous years, I have cursed myself (very appropriate) for not having a short story ready for Halloween myself…It’s…And this year I have one … Continue reading ‘A Vampire in Time’ Out and Wishing All My Readers a Spine Chilling Halloween

More Comedy for Testing Times: An Extract from ‘Ravensdale’ (Now Free on Amazon ): Morpeth the Thief Taker, on the Trail of Reynaud Ravensdale, Calls in to Question the Landlord of the ‘The Huntsman’.

“If this ain’t a Bow Street Runner or some other thief taker, then I’m a Dutchwoman,” Kate told Suki, as they watched the short, stocky, dapper man came up to the Inn door. “Good morning, Sir. What will you have?” They knew he was staying with their rivals in The King’s Justice up the road. … Continue reading More Comedy for Testing Times: An Extract from ‘Ravensdale’ (Now Free on Amazon ): Morpeth the Thief Taker, on the Trail of Reynaud Ravensdale, Calls in to Question the Landlord of the ‘The Huntsman’.

Interview of Emile Dubois (The Eponymous ‘That Scoundrel Emile Dubois’) By Laura Lee

  Here's an interview with one Émile Dubios... Laura Lee: Come in. Sit down. Would you like something to drink? Émile Dubois: Thank you, Madame. The red wine for a certainty. Georges – my right hand man, you know, though some might spread the rumour that he was my companion in crime – organized this … Continue reading Interview of Emile Dubois (The Eponymous ‘That Scoundrel Emile Dubois’) By Laura Lee

Shelf Life: The Book of Better Endings by Rob Gregson: An Original and Very Funny Fantasy Novel

One of the favourite pieces of advice to writers about creating tension is : - ‘Torment your protagonist’. And, of course, the said writers often don’t stop there. Sometimes, they kill them off. This is to say nothing of the minor characters. How many of those get bumped off in the average writer’s career? Rob … Continue reading Shelf Life: The Book of Better Endings by Rob Gregson: An Original and Very Funny Fantasy Novel

Conspiratorial Conversation Between That Scoundrel Émile Dubois and His Right Hand Man Georges

I would like to apologise for this post appearing late. It was fine on the preview, and now I find that there was nothing there for three days! IT does NOT like me. Émile Dubois: [lounging in his rich dressing robe] Georges, I have news of the most tiresome. And by-the- by, mon ami, we … Continue reading Conspiratorial Conversation Between That Scoundrel Émile Dubois and His Right Hand Man Georges

The Villainous Viscount Or The Curse Of The Venns Now Out on Amazon…

  'A good humoured satire of the cliches of Gothic romance... When Clarissa Greendale inherits the fortune from a disreputable uncle she hardly knows, she does not expect to find herself forced into marriage with an aristocratic fortune hunter and wild, brawling, debauched social outcast. Neither does she expect to inherit too the legacy of … Continue reading The Villainous Viscount Or The Curse Of The Venns Now Out on Amazon…

Heathcliff Meets Huntingdon and Jane Eyre: Wuthering Heights Spoof Sequel Part Two

Setting: Wuthering Heights: Heathcliff and Arthur Huntingdon now sit at the table in the great room with the ‘houseplace’ and the great fire, decidedly the worse for drink. Both clutch a pack of marked cards. Joseph and Hareton go along the passageway outside, making for the stairs. Joseph: ‘Tis fair shocking. I’m afeered t’upstart maister … Continue reading Heathcliff Meets Huntingdon and Jane Eyre: Wuthering Heights Spoof Sequel Part Two

Elizabeth Gaskell’s ‘Sylvia’s Lovers’ Protagonists and Antagonists and More Farce

Lucinda Elliot, ascending platform: OK, so I am back again after escaping the clutches of that press gang in that time warp occasioned by my last post; here I am, restored to being a blogger sitting at my pc and typing up a geeky post and planning on making a cup of tea… On protagonists … Continue reading Elizabeth Gaskell’s ‘Sylvia’s Lovers’ Protagonists and Antagonists and More Farce