From New York and D.C., to Tuscany and the Dolomite Mountains of Northern Italy, the supernatural guardians of the Allegiance are guided by both the lessons of history and the shocks of present-day life. Through magical twists and otherworldly subplots, this supernatural thriller weaves a web of intrigue, love, and conflict. In The Devil and the Muse, Coco’s sense of duty to the Allegiance is tested. But will protecting her loved ones cause her to sacrifice her humanity?
Gloriana: Or The Unfulfill’d Queen, by Michael Moorcock, quickly became elevated to my top five favorite books.
A wall, no matter how thick and tall, will never stop the children from finding their voices. Thanks to the tireless work of teachers like Esther Andrews, these children will learn to read and write. They will find their voices. They will speak with compassion and dignity, and they will keep on speaking until the cries of their parents and grandparents are heard.
“The book (A Secret Muse, book 1) is laced with esoteric references to music and art and locations in Italy. I actually Googled a few of the classical music references with the pleasant surprise of listening to Chopin, Debussy and Beethoven (You Tube recordings), which helped set the mood, a multi-media experience.”
My fellow vampire fantasy authors Beverley Lee, The Making of Gabriel Davenport, and James Fahy, Hell’s Teeth, have both become my dark chocolate dealers from across the Atlantic.