Title: The Ballerina and the Revolutionary
Author: Carmilla Voiez
Published:22nd Jan 2016
Vivienne realizes she is dying. All she wants to do is see her daughter Giselle one last time and apologise. But Giselle no longer exists and it is Crow, a gender-queer anarchist, who returns to a family home that is plagued by ghosts and violent memories.With the help of a shaman ze met in a dream, Crow unravels terrifying family secrets, hoping to find closure at last. But can anyone survive the shadows that lurk behind these fairy tales?
Carmilla Voiez is a new voice in the world of horror and dark fantasy. Her imagery harks back to the writings of Clive Barker and H P Lovecraft, but her voice is uniquely female. A varied diet of feminism and activism, a deep love of horror and a fascination with the Goth aesthetic created the creature of darkness we find today. Her books are both extraordinarily personal and universally challenging. As Jef Rouner of Houston Press once said - "You do not read her books, you survive them."
Carmilla lives in North East Scotland and finds inspiration in the wildlife, castles and desolate places that surround her. She lives with her two children, tom cat, and a poet, by the sea.
Carmilla's short stories can be found in a number of anthologies, including Klarissa Dreams. Her first novel "The Ballerina and the Revolutionary" is available for Kindle and in paperback, and her horror classic "The Starblood Trilogy" is being rereleased on May 21 2016. The Starblood Trilogy is currently being reimagined as a graphic novel with art by Anna Dmitrieva, and a complete collection of her short stories is due to follow in 2017.
Check out www.carmillavoiez.com for free short stories, a webcomic and a text based adventure game.
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