A free story, a review and availabilities!

So I wrote this little piece for Darker Temptations … the premise was an ideal date with a paranormal entity.

And I was good and did not immediately go for Spike (from Buffy, obviously) or Morpheus (from the Sandman series) but suddenly remembered what a lady at work said about her reading of Calling Pomegranate … that she was curious about Cary’s point of view. Something my aunt also said when she read the novel.

Ergo Red Pearls And Black Sand, being a sort of coda/companion piece to the novel, written in Cary’s point of view in present tense in the literal rather than metaphoric interpretation of Hades as the underworld. So much thanks to Keira and Leta for giving me an excuse to go back to this universe!

In other news, Calling Pomegranate got its first review! Even though I expressly told her she was under no obligation to review or even read, one of my favourite writers, Charlotte Stein, pretty much made my year by being the first to review Pomegranate. I’m still a little dizzied by the realisation that she loved it. Hee.

And lastly the book’s now on Barnes & Noble —- eeee! First book I ever bought online was through them, Susanna Moore’s In The Cut, such an amazing novel — and on iBooks!

Look, nifty screenshot of coolness.


It’s almost like a real bookshelf, omg! Heh.