I am so fortunate to be able to say that I read an early draft of Carmilla Voiez’s novel Starblood way back in the dim and distant past – 2010, I think – when somehow I ended up as a (virtual) member of a writing group based in Aberdeen…
I’m currently in the middle of reading Ribbons, the fourth novel in the Starblood series – available here – which manages to be an ageless and yet very contemporary story of horror and chaos, and which catches up with some of the characters from that very first novel. The ones who have survived… The whole series is full of dark magic and passion and characters who you will love and hate and who will break your heart.
I was lucky enough to win one of the prizes from the Ribbons launch party on FaceBook – follow Carmilla’s Facebook page here and her Amazon page here and there’ll undoubtedly be another chance as she is one of the most dedicated and persistent writers I know.
I already had the ebook versions of the graphic novels, but nothing quite compares to a real book. These are really gorgeous and I will treasure them.
It’s a real privilege to have seen this particular writer’s journey, and to see her bring her unique creative vision to life, and I am proud to call her friend.
My photography isn’t quite up to the challenge, but I hope these few give something of a flavour.
In Carmilla’s own words –
” I write horror, dark fantasy, urban fantasy, erotica and stories from my heart. The themes I revisit tend to be about gender (stereotypes and diversity) and sexuality (LGBTQIA+) I identify as pansexual and many of my characters are not hetero-normative. I delve into fear of all kinds in my stories and struggles with self-identity.
But that isn’t all you’ll find on my page. I post about the Horror genre, the Goth subculture, feminism, art and much more.
If you want to find out more about my work or my thoughts you are welcome to visit my website and blog at www.carmillavoiez.com. Thank you for visiting and I hope you find something here to inspire or interest you.”