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Excerpt from “The Vampire’s Gift”

Calmet gasped. It was Ellen, but not the way he remembered her. She looked younger, paler, her long blonde hair, which she usually pinned up, was flowing freely. She was smiling, but not in the way that used to bring him comfort. The ends of her mouth were curled into a dangerous smirk and the Read More

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Ridiculously Gendered Words

As a newspaper copy editor, I am in a unique position to help my newspaper be more progressive in various areas, including in eliminating sexist language. Too often in the English language, certain words default to the masculine. In the past, in English classes, many of us were taught that masculine forms were neutral, but Read More

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Question of the Day – What are you currently working on?

What are you currently working on? Regular readers of this blog will see that I am constantly posting excerpts from some erotic short stories I have been working on. My goal is to compile all of my erotic shorts together into a single collection. When reading or just browsing erotic and romance stories on various Read More

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Excerpt 2 from The Vampire’s Daughter

He watched his daughter skip away through the darkness. She was so lovely and spirited and made him so proud. She was his hope for the future. “Why do you let her do whatever she wants, my lord?” asked a sly and seductive voice. “You know why, Jessenda,” he replied. Jessenda, another of Vincent’s servants, Read More

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Exciting News! The Vampire’s Daughter Has Found a Publisher!

I am so excited to announce that The Vampire’s Daughter has finally found a publisher! Even though this blog is not very old, I originally wrote The Vampire’s Daughter 7 years ago! I have been through several rewrite and editing stages and have sent hundreds of queries over the years. I am so happy to Read More