This wonderful post about my books, written by Eve Merrier, a fellow writer who is also a first class editor and proofreader, was a huge surprise for me this week. I love hearing people get excited about my work, especially people whose own work I respect and admire. Receiving praise is a very rewarding experience and I can never get enough!
In other news, I know I’ve been saying this since forever but the third istallment in the Affliction series will hopefully be going live by next week, so please hang in there a little longer until I make the final tweaks.
1609, Hungary. Powerful Countess Erzsébet Báthory has been searching for an illiterate book binder to collate her journals. Why illiterate? So that no one will discover her extraordinary, violent past. Kati, a local peasant, has just the skills she requires. The girl is keen to live in the castle with the Countess, until the horrors of her employer’s habits begin to be revealed.
Horror isn’t always my thing, but Nicolaides’ novels are something totally different. They transcend the genre with their gritty action and gorgeous historical detail. They’re macabre and evocative, and there’s book binding, which I’m very into at the moment.
Chillingly, the title character is based on the real Erzsébet Báthory (click the link to read about her deeds) – reputedly history’s most prolific female serial killer. Her legend has long been embellished with vampiric overtones, and Nicolaides seamlessly blends fact and fiction compellingly (she has an academic background…
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