Archive for August, 2010

August 31st, 2010

Pucker Up for a Poisoned Kiss!

Dark Valentine contributor Stephanie Draven (read her story “The Threshing Floor” in our debut issue) blogs about the very tangible joy of holding her first novel in her hands.  Her novel Poisoned Kisses will be released October 1st by Harlequin Silhouette/Nocturne and here’s her reaction to the carton of writer’s copies they sent her.
Stephanie [...]

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August 28th, 2010

Interview with Kaye George

Award-winning author Kaye George’s story “Shipwreck” is in the Autumn Issue of Dark Valentine, available for free download on Friday, September 3rd.  Here’s an interview about her new book, to be published later this year.

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August 28th, 2010

Now that’s cold!

The editors of this anthology want you to know that contrary to popular belief–Canadians aren’t nice people.  In fact, they’d just as soon kill you as look at you.  Here’s what they have to say for themselves:
If you’re looking for foggy, dimly lit alleys echoing with the click-clack of a dame’ s high-heeled shoes, where [...]

August 26th, 2010

Coming Soon–The Knight’s Tale

“The Knight’s Tale” is the first chapter of an unfinished novel titled Canterbury Goth. The story, a sort of horror homage to Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales, follows a group of pilgrims as they attempt to end the reign of evil in a post-apocalyptic world overrun by vamps, weres, demons, dragons, and every other kind of supernatural being [...]

August 25th, 2010

Show Your Love For Christine Pope

Bitten By Books, one of Dark Valentine’s staunchest supporters, is featuring an interview with our writer Christine Pope today, 8/25.  Here’s the skinny:
Join us on 8/25 with author Christine Pope for an interview, chat and contest. The event starts at 12:00 pm Central and runs all day and into the evening. The [...]

August 17th, 2010

Murder Most Fascinating

There’s a connection between a love of dark fiction and a fascination with crime in general and this new book about the Vidocq Society bridges the gap.  The Murder Room reads like a work of fiction, with one particular story weaving through the years from 1957 to the present, and the real-life characters are framed [...]

August 16th, 2010

We Have a Winner!

Virginia C is the lucky winner of a free copy of Christine Pope’s new paranormal romance novella, Playing With Fire.
For those who didn’t win but are interested in purchasing a copy, the book is currently on sale at a special introductory price at the Pink Petal Books website.
Bitten by Books has this to say about [...]

August 11th, 2010

LA Banks Gets Graphic with the Hidden Darkness

If you’re a fan of LA Banks’ Vampire Huntress novels (and who  isn’t?), good news.  She’s teamed up with Brett Booth to produce the first in a series of graphic novels.
The Hidden Darkness #1:  Ashes to Ashes is an original story set in the Vampire Huntress world.  Chronologically, it takes place just after the [...]

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August 8th, 2010

More Elizabeth Zelvin Goodness to Read!

Dark Valentine contributor Elizabeth Zelvin (she wrote “The Silkie” in the Summer Issue) has the weekly punch story up at Beat To a Pulp.  It’s called “Dress to Kill” and it’s what we’re talking about when we say we like “dark fiction.”
The author of Death Will Get You Sober and Death Will Help You Leave [...]

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August 4th, 2010

We’re giving away a copy of Playing With Fire!

Playing With Fire can be dangerous…
Dark Valentine contributing author Christine Pope has a new paranormal romance novella out Thursday, August 5, and she wants to give a copy to YOU!
Here’s a blurb to whet your appetite:
Samael calls the City of Angels home, but he’s far from angelic. His assignment: Bringing the souls of L.A.’s [...]