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.

The Night of Elisa – Character artworks and concept sketches that did not make it to the trade book


When I first started the creative process for The Night of Elisa, my idea was to have a fully painted portrait for each character in the book as well as paintings of scenes, environments and objects. I actually started some of these illustrations and had to put the dream on stand-by for someday in the future.

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15 Oscar Wilde quotes + 5 art nudes from “The Picture of Dorian Gray in Quotes and Nudes”

A couple of months ago, I published a coffee-table book/art book edited by Clare Diston, Celine Frohn and myself :)That book is “The Picture of Dorian Gray in Quotes and Nudes” – with 60+ quotes from Oscar Wilde’s original work + 20 nude painting studies made by me. We got a license from CMG Worldwide for limited copies: only 300! There will be no reprint or second edition! Read more

My experience: Self-publishing with CreateSpace, Blurb, Kindle, LULU, Smashwords and Peecho

I am an indie author/publisher who writes on her free time and benefits of using FREE self-publishing services. If it wasn’t for these platforms, I probably would not be publishing books right now, since I wouldn’t be able to afford paid services and my work  would most likely not interest bigger presses. Read more