Summer, new subscribers, new book sample and Kindle Unlimited

Summer can be that time of the year where dark souls like me or you can feel some cognitive dissonance when we have to go out in the sun. We love the shadows, cold and darkness, so getting in contact with the warmth, the light and the sun heat of the Summer is that deliciously unpleasant pleasantry! 😉

What have you been doing?

I have been working on a new art portfolio (since that’s what I live of as illustrator/painter), I have also been writing/editing and finalizing As Black As Ice – the final part of As Cold As Thorns. I have been dreaming about new stories, which I hope to start writing very soon.

AS BLACK AS ICE OFFICIAL COVER WEB-3chaptersThank you, new and old subscribers!

The past months we gained some many new subscribers! Thank you so much for joining the spooky family! I hope you will enjoy your stay and the all the new upcoming stories.

As Black As Ice – Download first 3 – Exclusively for Subscribers!

As Black as Ice is the second and final part of As Cold As Thorns and if you are one of those who have subscribed to my newsletter and have supported my work, I have shared with you in FIRST HAND the first 3 chapters of this second book in the duology! (See today’s newsletter, soon on your e-mail inbox!)  This is not the final edit – but close enough.  Also notice the chapter number starts where the previous book left, rather than from I, II, III and so on.


As Cold AS Thorns – Full Book – Exclusively for Subscribers!

And for all my newsletter subscribers, if you have missed the link to download the FULL BOOK – I sent also the link to download the full book. Hope you enjoy the read!


Kindle Unlimited and Kindle Owner’s Lending Library

Now, The Night of Elisa, As Cold As Thorns and Valencia Noir are available on these Kindle programs. It means that you can now lend them to your friends and read it without having to purchasing them. Just search for these titles and have a great time!

Thank you for your support & Happy Holidays!

So how is your December rush going? Do you have special plans for the holiday season? How do you celebrate Christmas and New Year?

For me, November and December have been very busy! As most of you  know, I write, edit and publish on my free time, which means I have a day job to help paying the bills. What do I do for a living? I am a professional illustrator and graphic designer, and I have been doing mostly Fantasy book covers for indie authors and publishing houses for the past 6 years (and before that, I did graphic design for different forms of advertisement in the heavy metal/alternative music niche). And for the past one and a half year I have also worked as art teacher at the local school.

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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:

business birthday 2017

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