Review: Lost In Time

J. Keith Haney

De La Cruz, Melissa; Lost in Time. Hyperion, 2011. USD $16.99. ISBN 13 978-1-4231-2129-9.

After reading this latest installment of the Blue Blood saga, one of my greatest regrets is my late arrival to the series. I had no idea that this story even existed before I reviewed the excellent short-story triptych, “Bloody Valentine”, for this website. Now it appears that I’ve arrived just in time to see the beginning of the end. However, it is …

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Shivers and Sighs Week: Interview: Nina Bangs


Nina Bangs is the paranormal romance author of the Gods of the Night series and the The Castle of Dark Dreams Series. She joins us today to talk paranormal romance. And remember, we are having a giveaway for some signed books, courtesy of Nina!

IFP: When did you know you wanted to be a writer?

NB: I’d love to say I was born with a pen clutched in my fist and that my first words were “character development”, but …

IFPShivers and Sighs Week: Interview: Nina Bangs

Shivers and Sighs Week: Review: Bloody Valentine

Review By J. Keith Haney

De La Cruz, Melissa. Bloody Valentine. Hyperion Book CH (December 28, 2010). 160pp. Hardcover, USD $14.99; Kindle, USD $8.54. ISBN-10: 1423134494; ISBN-13: 978-1423134497.

In Stephen King’s classic horror overview, Danse Macabre, King cited Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde as a perfect example of Rule #13 in Wilfred Strunk and E.B. White’s Elements of Style. The rule, as I’ve said in a previous review, is: “Omit …

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Shivers and Sighs Weeks: Interview: Alyx Shaw

Alyx Shaw is a Canadian writer who has published a series of novels about John Arrowsmith, a biker who finds himself transported into another, fantastic world. Romance, adventure and dragons ensue. Her novel The Shroud Eaters will be out this summer.

IFP: When did you begin writing speculative romantic fiction and how did you come to write gay fiction, in particular?

I can honestly say I wrote my first speculative fiction story when I was about five. It was very …

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Shivers and Sighs Week: Paranormal Romance Cover Art

By Dawné Dominique

An evolution of paranormal romance covers: Dark Shadows tie-in books (left) were precusors to modern paranormal romances. The sub-genre blossomed in the 90s (centre) and has continued strong into the 21st century (right).

If you’re a reader of paranormal romance, then you’ve seen some impressive cover art of late. It’s not all about bodice-ripper covers or a smudgy outline of a wolf howling at the moon, anymore. The artwork is intricately detailed, sensually stunning, intriguing, and downright …

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Shivers and Sighs Week: Interview: Seressia Glass

Today, we sit down with African-American paranormal romance author Seressia Glass. We reviewed the first novel in her Shadowchasers series, Shadow Blade, last year. Its sequel, Shadow Chase, came out in the summer and the third book, Shadow Fall, is due out this July from Simon&Schuster.

IFP: How did you get started as a writer? Why paranormal romance?

SG: I’ve been writing since I was a child – a bit of Dick and Jane fan fiction, …

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Shivers and Sighs Week: Review: Dorian Gray (2009)

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Dorian Gray (2009). Directed by Oliver Parker. Cast: Colin Firth, Ben Barnes.

I thought Dorian Grey would be a fitting review for this week because it is a love story: between a man and himself, and between Dorian and the two ladies who capture his heart during the movie. It’s also a Gothic tale.

First things first. If you are a purist who cannot accept any changes from the source material, this adaptation will disappoint, since it …

IFPShivers and Sighs Week: Review: Dorian Gray (2009)

Shivers and Sighs Week: Interview: Caitlin Kittredge

Today, we talk to Caitlin Kittredge, urban fantasy and paranormal romance author. Her Nocturne City series focuses on the adventures of werewolf and cop Luna Wilder, and her relationship with fellow shape-changer Dmitri Sandovsky. Her young adult novel The Iron Thorn, inspired by Lovecraft’s work, is out this month.

IFP: How did you happen to try your hand at urban fantasy?
CK: I stumbled into it completely backwards. I didn’t know that my first novel was “urban fantasy”, …

IFPShivers and Sighs Week: Interview: Caitlin Kittredge

Shivers and Sighs Week: Romancing the Other

By R. F. Long

Our guest author for today is Irish Paranormal Romance author R. F. Long. Her latest book is Songs of the Wolf. She is here to give readers a brief Paranormal Romance primer.

Picking up a book means stepping into another world. One the author has crafted, with characters to love and hate, with paths to follow and plot twists to excite us. Most rely on the existence of a paranormal world within our own, …

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Shivers and Sighs Week: Interview: Leanna Renee Hieber

Leanna Renee Hieber is an author of paranormal romances, with an interest in historical fiction. Her Strangely Beautiful Gothic Victorian series has won two 2010 Prism Awards for Best Fantasy Romance and Best First Book. Her Magic Most Foul series, set in New York City in the year 1880, debuts this year.

IFP: What attracts you to historical fiction?

LRH: Growing up in rural Ohio, feeling a bit displaced in time and sensibility – my obsession with the Victorian Era …

IFPShivers and Sighs Week: Interview: Leanna Renee Hieber

Shivers and Sighs Week: Interview: Dianne Duvall


Paranormal romance writer Dianne Duvall is the author of the Immortal Guardians series. She’s come to talk romance. And vampires!

IFP: Hi, welcome to Innsmouth!

Thank you for having me! It’s great to be here!

IFP: Can you introduce yourself to our readers and tell us what the Immortal Guardians series is all about?

I’m a paranormal romance author and a longtime lover of romance novels, particularly those with a paranormal bent. My series – Immortal Guardians – takes a …

IFPShivers and Sighs Week: Interview: Dianne Duvall

Shivers and Sighs Week

Welcome to Shivers and Sighs week, running February 7 to February 14. Valentine’s Day is the perfect day to bring out your mushy side, but since this is Innsmouth Free Press, we can’t offer you a heart-shaped box without a beating heart in it. Thus, we are presenting a whole week of interviews with paranormal romance writers, articles on horror and romance, reviews and other goodies.

Join us for a bit of romance and a bit of darkness:

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