I have just been featured at Gothic Beauty Magazine – and Happy Halloween!!!

Good morning, darklings! Hope all of you have started your week in a great dark mood! 😉 Halloween and The Day of The Dead are in the air… And I am evilly happy in sharing with you a great news!

Something that means a great lot to me, a huge milestone: my books and I have been featured at the awesome Gothic Beauty Magazine! Read more

It’s Friday 13th and here is a little Classic Horror drawing

After years doing digital work, I am rekindling with ink and paper. As an artist, it is important that I do studies in both digital and traditional media and I have basically abandoned the last part for a while.

This week, however, after months trying to reconnect with my roots, I finally found the motivation and right mindset to do that. Read more

Happy birthday, Human Voices!

Clare Diston from UK does the editing for my books and her company, Human Voices, is now 2 years old! We celebrate it with an inspiring article, giving insights of freelancing life. Looking to start freelancing editing, writing, cover design and so on? Read this article first!

Human Voices | Clare Diston

As of the 1st of October, Human Voices – as a full-time venture – is now 2 years old!

Human Voices has been officially up and running since October 2011, and almost 4 years to the day after I started the business, I quit my job to become a full-time freelancer. This has been my only job for 2 years now, and I couldn’t be more pleased!

To celebrate, I made the most garish cake I could think of:

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Of course, birthdays are a pretty good time for reflection, so I thought I’d share some of the things I’ve learned since I’ve been in business:

  • If you do a good job, clients will come back. It might take a few months or a few years (the latter especially if you’re dealing with people who write novels), but if you make a good impression your clients will remember you and they…

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Working on ‘As Black As Ice’ the sequel and final part of ‘As Cold As Thorns’ – now, the secret of The Black Rose will finally be unveiled!

Nightmares, hallucinations, strange happenings and impossible love have all been traits of As Cold As Thorns contrasting with sarcasm, narcissism, art and extravagance. There is a mystery in the story – the key to everything and that is the infamous, elusive Black Rose.

But what really is the Black Rose? Which powers does it possess?

Henrique, the protagonist, goes through a transformation, from a bright artistic mind and kind, cordial man to someone cold, tormented and shrouded in darkness. Is it love, madness or something else inflicting him this pain and twisted state of mind? Read more

Gothic, Horror and Dark Fantasy Books Freebies and Giveaways this Halloween

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You love Dark Fiction and its subgenres: Horror, Gothic, Dark Fantasy… and you’re looking for good dark reads to get (or keep) you in the mood for Halloween. You enjoy Stephen King, Clive Barker, Anne Rice, Bram Stoker and Mary Shelley and Tim Burton movies, and you also enjoy discovering independent authors (ahem, like me!).

Well well, I have some good news for you! I’m running a GoodReads Giveaway where you get  two beautifully illustrated paperbacks: The Night of Elisa + As Cold As Thorns. 3 lucky winners will be chosen by 31st October. Read more

Books that I love: Special editions of Frankenstein and Books of Blood

This June/July, I travelled to Sao Paulo, Brazil to spend some time with my parents, brother and extended family. Besides the amazing moments I got, I received some beautiful and great books as gifts. I’d like to share with you two classics (one old, one modern) of Dark Fiction.

I’ve been in love with their layout and paper and you can have a glimpse here on this short video.

Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley was even more special, due to the extra illustrations and the 4 bonus short stories. However, my favourite cover is that of Books of Blood, by Clive Barker. It’s utterly beautiful.