Posts Tagged ‘Carmilla Voiez’

Hello,

I know I’ve been quiet but with good reason. I have been hard at work as I have been working on anthology submissions and, as mentioned before, it got excepted and I’ve been working on edits.

I have also been working on Spilt Blood sequel and that is with my publisher at the moment as is my first ever completed novel Twisted Coven and i am waiting to hear back, I just hope she likes them.

While I wait I have been working Hell Hath No Fury, a book where I have used my best friends daughter, who is only a few years younger than me, as the ghost in the book who is rather pissed off and is looking for revenge and I am looking forward to showing my awesome publisher that book.

So yes, I’ve been Busy, i also have my mum over for a week and we have a lot planned, I also have a few things planned this weekend as it’s my birthday so I am doing an event on the 29, I’m also doing a sale on both books for the weekend and a giveaway in the event and one on my page.

Click here to like my facebook and be in with a chance of winning some goodies.

Happy Monday

Simone

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Hello guys

I enjoyed taking over a friends face book fan page yesterday and I shared a lot on their, I will share some here soon.

I have been a bit on the busy side, yet again, with writing Dirty Little Secrets, Poisoned By Blood book two, rewriting the basis for book three.  I’ve also been working on a few anthology submissions on day when my body allows.

Being a writer has one main advantage, other than entertaining others, of being a writer is that I can pick it up and put it down when I’m having a good pain day or when I’m having a bad pain day. It helps that my publishing company gives me a lot of understanding. They don’t judge me in anyway. Thankfully I have an excellent and wonderful husband, a brilliant family and a good network of friends that help me along.

Happy Writing

Simone

Hello Guys

Hope all is well. I have been working hard on Spilt blood and the stuff for the Halloween event hosted by my fellow authors at Vamptasy and CHBB. I am enjoying working hard and I’m promoting Shattered Souls in online groups with a hand full of posters. Here’s a taste.

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I love them, I’ve done a few for the release of Spilt Blood but will release them on Halloween Night along with a little something extra. I have been looking forward to this release, I love the book and while there is a love story within it there is a lot of scary an paranormal things within and as the series continues things get sexier and darker.

I am also very humbled to have you all reading this and interacting. I’m hoping to do a blog only give away when the book release, I’m not sure of the give away yet but I’m looking forward to you all reading my new release.

Stay tuned for more teaser

Happy Writing

Simone

Hello readers,

I’m a little hyper today so I am doing various promo’s for both my book and a Halloween event.

Spilt Blood is coming along nicely and I’m hoping to get it to the beta readers by the months end. I’m super excited that it will be shared with numerous readers. My second novel signed and the first of a series. I wanted to share it with you guys and to have it signed is very excited.

Some fellow authors at the same publishing house are holding an event for Halloween. There will be fun and games, free stories and prose, giveaways and music. I’m co-hosting from 10-12 UK time. I’m excited about it. It’s a thank you for our friends.

Here’s the link, join and share with you friends.

There’s a free copy of Red Eyes and Shattered Souls, shorts stories and prose shared during the night while music and games are taking place. Its a Facebook events much like our Release Parties. I want as many of you there as possible.

Come and join the fun.

Happy Writing

Simone

Hello guys

 

So summer’s on its way out and the nights are becoming longer and longer but the best news is that Halloween is getting closer to, that and winter solstice is near too.

I have been thinking about a few things of late including why I became a writer. The truth is I never set out to be an author. I used to write, as a child, to express my fantasies about my favourite TV show characters paying special attention to Michael Shanks, Tom Welling and Nick Lea to name but a few.

During my time at University I began writing a book on child abuse, types, how to investigate and so on. During that time I got the idea for a novel originally titled Blakesmith Catacombs, now titled Twisted Covern. When I moved to York I started a writing class and my teacher told me that it was worth publishing.

The class opened something in my head and soon I was over run with ideas. Red Eyes and Shattered Souls were originally submissions for anthology’s but were release on their own and now Spilt Blood has been signed.

I have fallen in love with it and the reviews I’ve had have pushed me forward.

Happy writing

Simone

Hi guys,

 

I mentioned in my last post a book, anthology compiled by several different and talented author titled ‘Bloody Sexy’.

I read the book in a matter of days and here’s my review.

A new release from Vamptasy Publishing is Bloody Sexy, a compilation of short sexy sultry stories with twists that will keep you reading. The poetry excelled and worked with the overall concept of the anthology.
I enjoyed the fact that the tales began with the thought that it was about one thing and the twists turn it into some you’re not expecting and it goes in a different direction.
The quality of the writing was excellent making the reading the words easy and enjoyable. Nothing was over written or overly complex ensuring entertainment without losing your place.
The book is filled with adult content and involves sexual lust with other situations that only serve to enhance the readers experience.
I recommend the book for all those over eighteen.

It’s a steal at the price of 99c (USA) or 77p (UK).

Click here to get your copy.

Happy writing.

 

Simone

Enjoy the book.

Hello guys,

Here is my interview of award winning author Carmilla Voiez.

Interview Questions
Carmilla Voiez
Starblood Trilogy and more

Carmilla, a Scotland based author, is the creator of various book including the popular Starblood Trilogy and has an excellent book due for release next month. She was also pivotal in getting my Novel, ‘Shattered Souls’ published, and I have had the honour to beta read her next release in June. A book that, in my humble opinion, is an excellent novel and she is extremely talented.

1/ For those who haven’t read the Starblood Trilogy novels, that have just been released in a single book, could you give a hint of what the book is about?

It’s a story set in the Gothic subculture about a young man who is a talented magician (in the Crowley sense of the word) but a terrible boyfriend. He cannot cope with his girlfriend leaving him and his “solution” starts a chain reaction unleashing a millennia old demon on earth.

2/ How has your life changed in any way with the success of the books?

It hasn’t changed really. I’m still doing the same stuff I did before. I just have a few more friends on Facebook.

3/ You have a high level of involvement in the Vamptasy publishing and its two sister companies do you enjoy helping your fellow authors?

Of course. I love supporting other people’s talents especially artistic ones.

4/ Which writer(s) do you look up to?

Clive Barker, Haruki Murakami, Storm Constantine and Neil Gaimen among many others.

5/ In the last two years I’ve known you. you have won several awards are you hoping for a repeat this year?

Well I’m Fright Venture Author of the Year 2014.

6/ Working for Vamptasy on the promotion and marketing side you have read work from new authors, have you enjoyed helping to bring them into our crazy family?

I don’t think I have as much sway in the publishing company as you imagine. I’m just a humble author.

7/ Who do you think has the talent and ability to go far?

I think we all do. Most of it depends on luck.

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8/ How did you become a part of our publishing family?

I joined Vamptasy when it was based in Aberdeen, Scotland. It was taken over by CHBB about 6 months later.

9/ Are you looking forward to your new release?

Very much so. I love anthologies as it exposes my readers to lost of new talent.

10/ You’re incredibly busy with Vamptasy publishing company, hot ink press, crushed heart, your blog, your website, you’re YouTube channel, and your podcast how do you find the time to write?

Apart from during the summer holidays when my kids suck energy from me like vampires, I can always find time to write. It’s my primary goal in life. It’s housework, cooking, eating, sleeping and drinking that I struggle to fit in.

11/ Who pushed you to get published?

A fellow writer on an Open University Creative Writing course called Rick.

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12/ When did you realise you could be a professional writer?

I still don’t really believe it, lol.

13/ Who do you lean on?

I don’t think I lean on anyone. I’m pretty self-reliant. But my friends are very important to me.

14/ Have you ever hit writers block/brick wall?

Yes. I tend to run or walk it out.

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15/ Have you ever written a book and while editing ending up almost completely re-writing it?

Often.

16/ What or who is your biggest muse?

My characters become muses as I write them. The sea is like a palette cleanser in between stories.

17/ How many proof reads/edits do you usually go through per book?

Over 20.

18/ Did you know when you were at school that you wanted to be a writer?

Yes, but I didn’t expect it to happen.

19/ How do you generate your characters? Do you case them physically on actors or make them up completely?

I make them up but infuse them with parts of myself and people I know.

21/ Last question. How many book are you currently working on?

I’m working on two graphic novels and two short stories at the moment.

Www.carmillavoiez.com

This is look at what is yet to come from Carmilla and The Starblood Trilogy

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Hi Guys

 

This is a first for me but I’m happy to be doing it. One of my fellow writers has asked me to take part in a blog tour and I said why the hell not. I’m so glad my first one is for this lovely woman as she is an brilliant writer and has helped me in so many ways.

And with that I hand you guys over to the wonderful Carmilla Voiez

 

 

Starblood Trilogy Blog Tour

 

Carmilla Voiez is a pioneer in horror writing. Her visceral and violent no-holds-barred descriptions of magic, sex, demons and obsession might remind some readers of Clive Barker’s wonderful works of horror and dark fantasy, however her stories are told from a uniquely female perspective. Old tropes of hapless female victims pursued by psychotic male killers are reversed or expelled and the result is disturbing yet at the same time refreshing.

 

Starblood has been released as a trilogy in three separate books Starblood, Psychonaut and Black Sun previously and these are all still available for Kindle or in paperback. However, on the 16th May 2014 a new volume, beautifully edited and perfected, of all three stories in one huge package will be available on Kindle, bringing Voiez’s work to a whole new generation of horror readers.

 

There will be a release party on Facebook to celebrate the launch. Once the book goes live on Amazon this link will take you to that page. In the meantime it will direct you towards the party event where you can find out more. http://smarturl.it/TheStarbloodTrilogy

 

 

Praise for Starblood –

 

 

“In a market flooded with badly written supernatural romances passed off as horror, Carmilla Voiez is a prophet of the uncanny. Not since Clive Barker has any author mastered pure, visceral atrocity, and yet her characters maintain an elegance and humanity that turns what could just be a blood sport into a Shakespearean tragedy. Starblood may be the only true female horror novel in existence, and within its pages a reader is forced at knifepoint to see the world through the eyes of the raped, the abused, and the unloved with hateful clarity. She makes us bear witness to the demons we ourselves create. You don’t read her books. You survive them.

” Jef Withonef, Houston Press.

 

 

Praise for Psychonaut –

 

 

“Carmilla Voiez is more of a singer than a writer. She tells her compelling story in a hypnotic, distinctive voice that brings her eerie world vividly to life.” Graham Masterton “Psychonaut is a book of mad impulses, inner vision, sadism, escape and belief. You feel uncomfortable reading it, like Alex strapped to the chair in Clockwork Orange being taught to feel sick at atrocity. Rather than leave us crippled by response, though, Psychonaut bears you through the hurt towards the only paradise we can be assured of…a love past fault.” Jef Withonef, Houston Press.

 

 

Praise for Black Sun –

 

“This is the concluding novel in the Starblood trilogy. Satori has brought Star back to the physical world, and the second novel, Psychonaut, could well have ended on that happy note, but as we know by now, Carmilla Voiez doesn’t do clichés. Satori and Star have not returned alone: insidious influences from both the astral plane and the physical world intermingle in a web of deceit and betrayal of Wagnerian complexity. Even that which is not what it seems is not what it seems. If you are a horror fan, the Starblood Trilogy has everything to recommend it. If you are not, you will enjoy having your comfort zone challenged – I certainly did.” J.R.B.

 

Author’s bio –

 

 

Carmilla Voiez is a new voice in the world of horror. While the imagery harks back to the writings of Clive Barker and H P Lovecraft, her voice is uniquely female. Starblood is perhaps the first true female horror story ever written, dealing with both sexual violence and the struggle of a woman trying to make sense of a senseless world.

 

Carmilla grew up on a varied diet of horror. Her earliest influences as a teenage reader were Graham Masterton, Brian Lumley and Clive Barker mixed with the romance of Hammer Horror and the visceral violence of the first wave of video nasties. Fascinated by the Goth aesthetic and enchanted by threnodies of eighties Goth and post-punk music she evolved into the creature of darkness we find today.

 

Living in North East Scotland, she finds inspiration in the wildlife, castles and desolate places which surround her. She lives with her two children by the sea.

 

Her books are both extraordinarily personal and universally challenging. As Jef Withonef of Houston Press once said – “You do not read her books, you survive them.”

 

Signed to Vamptasy Publishing in 2012 three books in the critically acclaimed Starblood Trilogy have been published and she is currently working on a vampire tale. She has also edited and compiled a collection of psychological horror from the best new talent in the world of horror writing “Broken Mirrors, Fractured Minds”. Carmilla Voiez is a name to watch.

 

 

You can find Carmilla’s full bibliography at Amazon – http://smarturl.it/CarmillaOnAmazon

her blog can be found at http://carmillavoiez.wordpress.com

and her Facebook page is at https://www.facebook.com/Author.Carmilla.Voiez

 

 

Excerpt from The Starblood Trilogy –

 

 

The more Satori practises the more he realises that he has gone beyond what Paul can teach. Paul’s books, however – opening them, absorbing their musty pages and archaic language, he can smell power. Energy lifts from each paragraph and crackles in the air around him. He doubts their owner has read even a tenth of them. The secrets they hold: power beyond reckoning. He will learn how to defeat Lilith, he is certain of it. But how long will it take? Will I run out of time? He could spend an entire lifetime in these books and still leave some pages unturned.

 

The room has settled again. His eyes are ready to focus once more. Instantly, Satori forgets the idea of coffee and returns to the book on his lap. He sits cross-legged on the floor. His eyes pore over the words. A noise behind him makes him jump.

 

‘Paul, you scared me.’

 

‘Sorry Satori. I brought you some water and I’ve made lunch. Would you like to eat?’

 

Satori shakes his head. ‘Your library is amazing, but I can’t find the answers I need. These books just don’t cover battling anything as powerful as Lilith.’

 

‘Well think about it, Satori. What is Lilith? If it’s a demon then it’s as powerful as Asmodeus or Satan. But the Kabbalists call it a god. I’m not sure we’ll ever find the answer,’ Paul says. ‘You might as well rest for a while. I’m worried you’ll burn out.’

 

‘There is always an answer. We just need help. Maybe to fight a god you need a god. But who? One of the old pre-Christian ones? Do you really have no ideas?’

 

‘I have one.’ Paul walks across the room to a black lacquer cabinet. Taking a key from a chain around his neck, he unlocks the door. On a shelf at chest height Satori sees something covered with black linen. Paul beckons him over. Even covered, Satori can feel the object’s power. It frightens him.

 

‘What is it?’ he whispers.

 

Paul pulls the material away and Satori faces a clay head. Glyphs are carved across the forehead, cheeks and on either side of the chin. The eye sockets are filled with obsidian and the mouth, opened in an eternal scream, is stuffed with red clay.

 

Satori lifts his hand towards it.

 

‘Careful,’ Paul says.

 

‘What is it?’ Satori asks. ‘It feels … powerful.’

 

‘It’s a vessel of Balon,’ Paul answers, staring at the head. ‘And if you break the seal, the demons inside it will tear me apart. It’s an oracle of sorts. If I ask it a question it has to tell me the truth.’

 

‘Ask it about Lilith,’ Satori says.

 

‘What precisely do you want me to ask?’

 

‘Can I destroy her?’

 

Paul lifts the head and sets it on a low table. He pauses then turns it a few degrees anti-clockwise. His movements are gentle and full of reverence. A thread of sweat trickles down his brow as he concentrates. ‘Vessel of Balon, I have fashioned you with my Art. I have given you life. Now answer in truth. If the sorcerer Satori battles Lilith, can he destroy the demon?’

 

The room is silent. The glyphs on the head glow red. Its obsidian eyes shine as if lit by an internal fire. Satori’s ears strain to hear the answer. Holding his breath, he watches the head. Every hair on his body stands on end. In spite of his fascination and desire for knowledge, his body tells him to run from the room and never return. A trio of cold, powerful voices echo each other. ‘No.’

 

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Longer post than normal but well worth it. I love this woman.

 

Happy writing

 

Simone