This is my record blog – two! “Blog” is such an ugly word, so full of awful tones because of the l and the g that I’m pretty reluctant to use it, but it’s earned its place…it reminds me of “nag” and thus of a Kinks song from the 60s: “stop your nagging woman/naggingist woman in this land…” like blogging is designed to drive the entire planet mad and not just those reading blogs. This may well be true.
Over the past week or so I’ve been following a “blog tour” by the excellent human being who does the covers for my books, Joleene Naylor. Joleene, who has commented on the first number of this blog, is also an author of “vampire lit” and has done this tour to promote number four of a series she’s doing. Before I read the last two of these, I confess I summarily dismissed every vampire book after Bram Stoker’s Dracula, which was written rather a long time ago. As per usual with the not so excellent human being who is myself, this was yet more arrogance. Jo’s books, which can be found on Goodreads and on smashwords and elsewhere, are well outside what I had considered contemporary vampire literature – that is, a genre beneath consideration, definitely beneath my chosen genre of the thriller, not adult, without hope of redemption.