Author of The
Amber Citadel, A Taste of Blood Wine, Elfland, The Court of
the Midnight King, Dracula the Undead, A
Blackbird in Silver Darkness... and many more fantasy novels and
to my author site!
2023 - 2024
this website looks sadly dated. A fresh new site is under construction,
but until then, this remains my hub for book stuff. And I have news!
may remember my epic fantasy from Simon & Schuster, "The
Trilogy" back in the early 2000s. Well-received at the time, the books
have been long out of print. Now I'm delighted to announce that at long
last, these books will be available for the first time on Kindle!
some light editing, I've divided three huge novels into five slightly
slimmer volumes. The series overall has been renamed THE JEWELFIRE
REALM and the book titles are as follows:
Citadel - The Ironstone King - The Sapphire Throne -
The Ruby Plains - The Obsidian Tower
And here is the new cover reveal!
no idea how many readers remember the original and rather dark ending
to The Obsidian Tower, but at the time it was controversial and I was
never truly satisfied with it either. So I've done some reworking - a
Director's Cut, if you like - and while it's still dark, there's a note
More importantly, the new end now offers a connection
with the world of my Blackbird novels! All my fantasy novels are
interconnected in my head, so it's great to be making the dream into
reality. My work in progress, A Blackbird in Crimson Flame, tells the
long-awaited story of Filmoriel (long-awaited by me, at least...). All
being well, both series will then dovetail into a crossover novella,
provisionally titled A Blackbird in Jewelfire.
Keep an eye out for news here and on my Amazon Author Page.
Other recent news follows below...
Constantine 1956 - 2021
in 2021 we lost beloved friend Storm Constantine: brilliant and
inspiring writer, creator of the Wraeththu, founder of Immanion Press,
publisher, occultist, gamer, all-round powerhouse of creativity. Hard
to believe it's been more than two years since she passed. Her friends
and fans still feel her absence in our lives, and try to focus on the
immense good fortune of having known her. Storm is dearly missed,
Pashterina's Peacocks is a tribute book for her,
available from Immanion Press. Also shown is her last anthology,
Shadows on the Hillside, to which I contributed a story.
with - unrelated - my Nights of Blood Wine collection, and The Tales of
Catt & Fisher: The Art of the Steal, set in the shared world of
After the War (conceived by Adrian Tchaikovsky). Its a four-novella
anthology, my contribution being Secrets and Lights.
OF BLOOD WINE
A collection of fifteen lush dark
Telos Books, March 2017
first short story collection! Enter the spellbinding world of the Blood
Wine series with ten sensual, gothic stories featuring beloved
characters from A Taste of Blood Wine and its sequels. Plus five other
stories of twisted darkness.
NIGHTS OF BLOOD WINE was
launched at SCIFIWEEKENDER, 30th March - 2nd April 2017 in Pwlheli,
Wales with guests including Paul McGann, James Marsters, Wendy Padbury,
Sam Stone, Justina Robson and many others.
UNDEAD: A Chilling Sequel to Dracula
1997 novel DRACULA THE UNDEAD - written to celebrate the centenary of
the first publication of Dracula by Bram Stoker in 1897 - is now
available on Kindle at last. The novel won the Dracula Society's Best
Gothic Novel Award.
the Undead by Freda
Warrington is a true rarity - a sequel to a literary classic that
doesn't pale in comparison... She does Stoker proud in her deft
handling of horror and suspense." - Setisays.blogspot
the Undead is a rich sequel, the best out there... capturing the
romantic and gothic spirit of the Victorian era... with great pacing
and a creative plot." - Darkcornerbooks.com
Nieces: The Legacy of Tanith Lee
anthology in tribute and love to the High Priestess of
Lee - 1947-2015 - was a huge influence on fantasy literature and a
towering inspiration to a generation of writers who were captivated by
her iconic, poetic prose, her surreal visions and ground-breaking ideas
With nearly 100 novels and 300 short stories to her credit, sadly, in
2015, Tanith left us too soon.
But her flame burns on. Tanith
inspired many writers who counted her not only as a close
but as a warm-hearted, generous mentor and teacher. Now eight writers
whom she considered her literary "nieces" have each written a short
story in tribute to her work, with accompanying
and previously unseen photographs.
With a moving introduction
by Tanith's husband John Kaiine, the contributors include Storm
Constantine, Cecila Dart-Thornton, Vera Nazarian, Sarah Singleton, Kari
Sperring, Sam Stone, Freda Warrington and Liz Williams.
Edited by Storm Constantine, published by Immanion Press. Cover art by
John Kaiine. Available in paperback and ebook format.
and Cover Reveals...
Most of my
older titles are now available as ebooks on Kindle, published
under the imprint Bloodwine Books. This is the first time my Blackbird
Series of weird & wonderful sword & sorcery novels have
available as ebooks - and from only £1.99 / $2.99!
The Dark Arts
of Blood - the long-awaited new novel in the Blood Wine Sequence...
a crowded market, Freda Warrington's original and intelligent take on
is a breath of fresh air. Decadence, obsession, and danger in an
constructed 1920s world, with a dash of thriller and a seasoning of the
mechanics. No-one else writes vampires as compelling and convincing as
– Kari Sperring, author of Living with
2015: THE DARK ARTS OF BLOOD - published by Titan Books in both the UK
and the USA, the long-awaited brand new fourth book in
the Blood Wine Sequence. More details below.
2015: The Year
of King Richard III...
BOOKS ARE BACK! Spring saw King Richard's reinterment in Leicester
and you don't have to be a Ricardian to have been moved by the sheer
history and pageantry of the occasion. I'm pleased to announce that my
novel The Court
of the Midnight King is now back in print in a fine paperback edition.
Also available on Kindle, and as an audio book from Audible - see
below. To order the paperback, follow this link...
III - the most fascinating, controversial king of all time. First
published by Simon & Schuster in 2003, The Court of the
King appears in Kindle version for the first time. (£2.49/ $3.98).
This lushly written alternative version of his story is replete with
magic and a rich sense of period. This is not one for dry historians,
but for lovers of fantasy, history and romance with a thirst for
magical possibilities and a love of vividly portrayed characters.
fusion of dazzling alternative history and smouldering romance." - Justina
Robson, author of Glorious
Nothing beats a traditional printed
book... We still love the comforting feel of a proper book in
The Blood Wine
Sequence from Titan Books
forward Charlotte and Karl, a magnificent pairing, and a timeless
couple that deserve a place up there with the very best of genre
lovers." - Alex Bardy, British
thrilled that my Blood Wine sequence of
gothic vampire novels set in the 1920s is being republished by Titan
Books - they're
beautiful job of the cover designs. And the brand new
fourth novel in the series is published in the UK and
USA in May 2015. Also available in ebook and Audible format.
Look out for short stories, too - details on my Novels page.
novels were first published in the 1990s, long before more recent
vampire crazes. Many people have
me over the years asking for them to be
reissued. Thank you for your patience - it's happening!
- A TASTE OF BLOOD
WINE (May 2013 UK/ Oct 2013 US)
- A DANCE IN BLOOD VELVET
(Oct 2013 UK/ May 2014 US)
- THE DARK BLOOD OF POPPIES
(May 2014 UK/ Oct 2014 US)
- THE DARK ARTS OF BLOOD
UK and US).
news, watch this space and Facebook. Scroll down for
details of all my novels, and all the links you
I'm also on LiveJournal but I have let my blog slide this past year due
to pressure of work. I will get back to it, but meanwhile I'm mostly on
Facebook where my recent big news is AUDIBLE! Before I get to that, if
you want to look at last year's blog tour, interviews, short stories
and other bits, I've left all the links on the previous version of this
novels are available as audio books from
are your books any good, then?"
I have been asked this very question by a
slightly squiffy convention member. Well... most people seem to like
them, once they actually read them. Go on, give them a try!
If you love the
1920s, a period of change and decadence... If you
prefer your vampires passionate, sexy, grown-up - and not afraid to
TASTE OF BLOOD WINE:
Amid the horrors of a First
battlefield, vampire Karl fights to be free of his monstrous creator,
the tyrannical Kristian.
Neville, the shy daughter of a scientist,
develops a feverish obsession with her father's enigmatic new
assistant, Karl. But is their passion worth any sacrifice? For Kristian
intends to teach Karl a lesson in power... by devouring Charlotte.
with lush romanticism" - The Times
IN BLOOD VELVET:
Charlotte thought her bond with her vampire lover, Karl, would
last for eternity - until Karl's former flame, the seductively
beautiful Katerina, reappears. Now she wants to reclaim her life... and
Charlotte turns to a prima ballerina, the
spell-binding ice maiden Violette. But Charlotte's obsession with the
dancer unleashes a far darker threat than the vampires could have
true Queen of the vampire novel" - Black Tears
DARK BLOOD OF POPPIES:
The ballerina Violette Lenoir has undergone a
tranformation into Lilith, demon mother of all vampires.
by her dark sensuality, Charlotte and her immortal lover Karl are drawn
to the dancer - both to protect her, and to shield others from her
has enemies, and the heirs of Kristian are out to
destroy her. Innocently embroiled in the endgame, courtesan extraordinaire
Robyn finally meets her match as she is torn between the two
ultimate lovers: the ruthless Sebastian Pierse - and Violette
gorgeous grave-throbber" - Time Out
ARTS OF BLOOD:
Switzerland, 1928: Charlotte and Karl are drawn into turmoil as the
sinister activist Godric Reiniger begins his rise to power. Meanwhile,
fiery dancer Emil achieves his dream to partner the legendary ballerina
Violette Lenoir - until his forbidden desire for her becomes an
Rejected, spiralling towards madness, he seeks solace
with a mysterious beauty, Fadiya. But she too is a vampire, with a
hidden agenda. When Karl and Charlotte undertake a perilous journey to
rescue Emil, they unearth secrets that threaten the existence of
"No one else
writes vampires as compelling and convincing as these." - Kari
Sperring, author of Living with Ghosts.
TALES from Tor US
you like your fantasy deeply layered, sparkling and ethereal, do I have
a book for you!" - LitStack
fantasies with lots of mystery, character
interaction and Otherworldly adventure, not to mention a dash of sex,
love, jealousy, conflict and magic. Each novel can be enjoyed on its
However, the brand new third book, GRAIL OF THE SUMMER STARS, completes
a larger story arc across the three books that I hope you won't want to
Update: now available from Jabberwocky as eBooks on most platforms.
the 2009 Romantic Times Award for Best Fantasy Novel
Rosie Fox grows up to learn many
difficult lessons about life and love - but while the Great Gates to
the Otherworld remain sealed by a malevolent force, the whole Aetherial
race is under threat.
and intense - buy it, read it, love it!"
- Melanie Rawn
NIGHT chosen for the Booklist Online (American Library Association) Top
Ten SF/ Fantasy Novels of 2010
sculptor Dame Juliana Flagg little knows what
she's unleashing when she creates a disturbing group of statues... but
when visitors Gill and Peta discover long-lost Aetherial paths,
they unlock more dark dangerous secrets than Juliana could ever have
sense of wonder that makes the heart of this old reader sing"
- Charles de Lint
GRAIL OF THE SUMMER
STARS April 2013
painting brings Stevie Silverwood
into contact with a stranger, the gorgeous Mistangamesh. But
her artist friend Daniel has gone missing, and Mist has troubles of his
own. For thirty thousand years, Mist has been doomed to pursue his
treacherous brother Rufus to avenge the destruction of a legendary
Aetherial city, Azantios. Daniel may hold the clue to Rufus's hiding
place - if only Stevie and Mist can find him before
his visions of apocalypse come true...
classy, beautifully rendered tale... a complex enterprise with real
heft, a rich back story and characters that grow with the narrative...
A must for existing fans, while being easily accessible to newcomers."
- Kirkus Book Reviews
been writing since I was five years old. Writers such as CS Lewis,
Tolkien, Tanith Lee and Michael Moorcock captured my imagination... and
in 1986 my first novel A BLACKBIRD IN SILVER was published by NEL
then I've had twenty-three+ novels published (to date) all of varying
fantasy - sword n' sorcery, contemporary, vampire/ gothic romance,
supernatural, alternative history, epic... For lots more information,
and a full bibliography of my work with my notes and thoughts.... just
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