Vitamin Sea – The arrival and onset of indolence

It didn’t take long to get here, all plain sailing apart from the twilight zone, Google map off-roading I did for about ten miles at Glenmore; down narrow roads where the hedgerows met in places before hairpin turns. And I could have done without driving down a narrow descent, the wrong way on a one-wayContinue reading “Vitamin Sea – The arrival and onset of indolence”

A Weekend Walk – Nature’s Balm

The sky is ultra blue, cobalt, almost cerulean. It’s the backdrop of Andalucia, a sky that greets you in beauteous contrast to the lime-whitened walls of the courtyard from which you sip your morning coffee. The beginnings of a perfect Summer’s day. Here, however, in the Midlands of Ireland, my backdrop is where the tall,Continue reading “A Weekend Walk – Nature’s Balm”

International Women’s Day 2020 – Learning to Celebrate Myself

I always struggle with this day. Not because I feel obliged to stick up a post on Facebook, Instagram or any other social media. That’s the best part of this day, the calling out of all the strong, supportive women; mothers, sisters, daughters and friends. Especially mine, my core group who have been busy forContinue reading “International Women’s Day 2020 – Learning to Celebrate Myself”

A Dark Covenant – A Gothic Novella especially for Women in Horror Month 2020

I’m delighted to announce that I finally got my act together and published my small piece of Gothic Horror – A Dark Covenant just in time for Women in Horror Month 2020. And I’m pretty pleased with it. It’s just a rather long, short story that I feel I encapsulated all the things I loveContinue reading “A Dark Covenant – A Gothic Novella especially for Women in Horror Month 2020”

Women in Horror Month 2020 – Birth of a new horror baby

And here we are again. My favourite month of the year, not least because it is in fact, my birthday month and I like to think that the organisers of Women in Horror Month had me in mind when they placed this awesome celebration of Women writers of Horror in February. Well, I’m going toContinue reading “Women in Horror Month 2020 – Birth of a new horror baby”

Magical Midwinter

December, the final month. Yule. Christmas and the holiday season. Dark nights and icy mornings. Frost bitten fingers and red noses. Grass that crunches underfoot and trees etched in stark relief against startling bright sunsets. A beautiful month, the red of the holly berry against the shining, moist leaves, the bejewelled fallen leaves on theContinue reading “Magical Midwinter”

Historical Novelist, Pam Lecky leaves No Stone Unturned with the First Book in her Lucy Lawrence Series

I love a good historical detective novel, and always find a Victorian setting adds a gothic darkness that makes the pleasure of reading more intense. Today I’m delighted to welcome author of romantic and historical fiction, Pam Lecky to Unusual Fiction. I loved her last novel, The Bowes Inheritance and greatly look forward to gettingContinue reading “Historical Novelist, Pam Lecky leaves No Stone Unturned with the First Book in her Lucy Lawrence Series”

Psychonaut Release Day Blog Buzz – Carmilla Voiez

Today is Release Day for Psychonaut, the second book in Carmilla Voiez’s Starblood series and I’m delighted to be involved in the blog buzz for this special event. Psychonaut is the second book in Carmilla Voiez’s Starblood series. It’s a relaunch of the novel by American indie Vamptasy Publishing. The series contains four books andContinue reading “Psychonaut Release Day Blog Buzz – Carmilla Voiez”