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Archive | April, 2011

“…a healthy psyche is a matter of the relationships between those archetypes; the unbridled Id is only dangerous if its passions are perverted by neurosis. I guess this is the anarcho-socialist in me; where people panic at the idea of desire unleashed — cause that must mean rape! murder! mayhem! — I think, well no, not if your core passion is empathy, not if “being selfish” actually means having integrity because you revel in the joy of fighting the good fight.”

April 28, 2011

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DarkMedia Interviews Hal Duncan: Author Hal Duncan was born in 1971, brought up in a small town in Ayrshire, and now lives in the West End of Glasgow. A member of the Glasgow SF Writers Circle, his first novel, VELLUM, won the Spectrum Award and was nominated for the Crawford, the BFS Award and the […]

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“I hate to say it but Stephanie Meyer has also drawn the world’s eye to vampires, whether we like our vampires with sparkle or not, and for those who don’t the backlash to the Twilight series is creating some interesting ideas.”

April 27, 2011

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DarkMedia Interviews Andrew M. Boylan [Taliesin Meets the Vampires]: Less mad, bad and dangerous to know and more slightly cuckoo and mildly naughty, Andrew M. Boylan runs the  blog Taliesin Meets the Vampires and likes to write fiction every once in a while. He also has a loving wife, a son with teenage sensibilities and […]

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“A book should take you on a journey where hardships and confrontations lead to a satisfying accomplishment or lack there of. Even rich, tangible characters will seem dull without an interesting and clear purpose.”

April 26, 2011

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DarkMedia Interviews Tyr Kieran: “I’m a storyteller first and foremost. I write to take my readers on an adventure they won’t get anywhere else; one that offers the gamut of emotions amid vivid imagery and creative events. As a writer I only want to produce novels that hook you early and never let go; books […]

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“Understanding psychology allows me to add dimension to some of my characters: explore the motivation behind their behaviors… knowing how criminals (or sociopaths) think is a real aid in developing the Dark Ones.”

April 15, 2011

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DarkMedia Interviews Tessa Dawn: Tessa Dawn grew up in Colorado where she developed a deep affinity for the Rocky Mountains. After graduating with a degree in psychology, she worked for several years in criminal justice and mental health before returning to get her Masters Degree in Nonprofit Management. Tessa began writing as a child and […]

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“…want to know a secret? Human evil is the worst evil there is. Supernatural may or may not exist but when I read any sort of history and examine the lives of Elizabeth Bathory, Vlad, Hitler and other mass murderers I am able to come to that conclusion fairly fast.”

April 11, 2011

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DarkMedia Interviews Carole Gill: Author Carole Gill wrote her first story at age 8. It was science fiction. She switched to horror in her teens and has been writing ever since. Widely published in horror and sci-fi anthologies, The House on Blackstone Moor, published by Vamplit is her first novel. It is a tale of […]

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“I have been fascinated with vampires since I was a small child. For me, they are the ultimate historians.”

April 8, 2011

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DarkMedia Interviews Gabrielle Faust: Gabrielle Faust’s diverse talents have allowed her to pursue an eclectic career as an illustrator, technohorror author and leading industry entertainment critic. 2005 marked the release of her first published collection of poetry, Before Icarus, After Achilles, which was received by the public with a great enthusiasm. Faust partnered with Immanion […]

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“Violence on-screen and on the page can be a form of escape. It can also be a safe way to challenge your fears. You can face death without any real danger. Just like we all need to laugh, we all need to feel fear. It’s human nature.”

April 2, 2011

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DarkMedia Interviews Brandon Ford: Author Brandon Ford grew up in South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He started writing at the approximate age of 8 and spent a lot of time testing the waters with various genres. He wrote dramas, comedies, essays, plays, and, of course, thrillers. There were few things he took pleasure in crafting more than […]

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