The fat lady’s warming up: the importance (?) of series
Genre Talk

The fat lady’s warming up: the importance (?) of series

Lately it seems readers have insatiable appetites for series. Especially in contemporary, where we’re seeing loads of related titles, featuring brothers, cousins, townsfolk, platoons, secret societies, stamp collecting clubs – whatever connection the author can find. Because series sell. Genre publishers knew this ages ago. For years, it’s been next to impossible to sell anything … Continue reading

Odd Thomas
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Odd Thomas

I picked up Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz the other day when I was in the bookstore looking for the new Mark Lawrence. I’d never actually read a Dean Koontz – I’ve always meant to try his Frankenstein series but never gotten around to it – and I’d heard good things about this series too. … Continue reading

Dracula. Need I say more?
Genre Talk

Dracula. Need I say more?

Friday is usually interview day, but y’know, this is Paranormal Unbound and we bend the rules goddammit and OMG LOOK Jonathan Rhys Meyers!!!! Excuse me while I drown in a glittering miasma of delight. Right. Thanks. Carrying on. So… what do you think? Looks glossy, say what? Sexy? Deliciously evil? How about the accent? The … Continue reading