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Book Review: In The Shadows by Jess Dixon


In the Shadows was written by my friend Jess Dixon and is now available as an ebook from Amazon and Smashwords. I was lucky enough to read it pre-publication and would be counted amongst the people who encouraged Dixon to publish, because I enjoyed it and thought others deserved to enjoy it too. It’s a vampire love story and, as much as Twilight has damaged the genre, perhaps In The Shadows will go some way to recovering it.

In the Shadows is a love story between Raven Lockleare, an ordinary 17-year-old girl, and Errol Richmond, a 150-year-old vampire. It’s not just their love story, however, as Errol also has a relationship with Jezebel, daughter of the original Vampire Lord Malroch. Errol fell in love with Jezebel as a mortal but this turned to hate when she killed and ‘turned’ him. You also learn about relationships between the other characters. The overarching theme is love and how it can conquer anything. Even death.

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Sunday Sketch #7: Suicidal Cupid?

Happy Valentines Day everyone!
Sadly I don’t have time to do a special comic for Valentines Day, but I hope you enjoy this. I don’t think he’s try to commit suicide, he just wonders what it would be like to fall in love and is willing to take the risk of getting hurt! Heck, aren’t we all?
suicidal cupid

BONUS 01: Valentines Day 09

Happy Valentines Day!

So, under the influence of a love potion – a gift from Amuletts – Tinuvielle and Clodin do something absolutely unmentionable.  (An elf and a dwarf together?!  There’s gotta be a law against that)!  Martin pulls some absolutely wonderful facial expressions in response and Dirk goes blind.

Being a holiday special this page does not fit into the story-line.  I told Miriam (the player who controls Tinuvielle an our role-play game) about this page and she was absolutely horrified!  So I put it up anyway.  I may be punished for it later.  See how nice I am to you guys, putting out a comic despite great personal risk?