Important Research

WARNING: Sexual references. Lot keeps an eye on Veronica and tries to play referee. Nine Shillings and Victorian Mistress are also available on Wattpad. London – 1843  I was sitting in the library reading and listening to Veronica give the children their lessons a few rooms away. The children were very quiet, except for answering questions, which meant they … Continue reading Important Research

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Cups of Coffee

WARNING: References to abuse. Josef tells Lot his side of the story. Nine Shillings and Victorian Mistress are also available on Wattpad. London – 1843 There was a buzz of murmuring about Josef and I when I sat down opposite him. Before I became a vampire I hadn’t realised how many disgusting comments people made about him when they … Continue reading Cups of Coffee

Troublesome Words

We're finishing the articles for 2017 with the look at a few more troublesome words before beginning our pre-Christmas fiction frenzy. Monday - As In, A look at the trouble with one word having so many meanings. Tuesday - Along and Awhile, To space or not to space, that is the question. Wednesday - Then Came The Toos, is it to … Continue reading Troublesome Words

Toast and Marmalade

Breakfast in the O'Connor household isn't what Veronica expected. Nine Shillings and Victorian Mistress are also available on Wattpad. London – 1843  ‘Spread, spread, spread,’ Mary sang. She was sitting on my lap as I helped her spread marmalade on her toast, she hadn’t mastered spreading without stabbing holes in her toast. Bran was beside me at the … Continue reading Toast and Marmalade

Things Come Back To Bite

In which we meet a governess and old vampire Josef gets sassinated by a teenage girl. Nine Shillings and Victorian Mistress are also available on Wattpad. London – 1843  The governess was late. A good start. We were waiting in Bran’s study. I was sitting on Bran’s lap with my feet on his desk while I read a … Continue reading Things Come Back To Bite

Ever So Sweet

WARNING: Rude references. Freyja returns and is unusually helpful, or is she? Nine Shillings and Victorian Mistress are also available on Wattpad. London – 1843 It was nice sitting on a bench looking at The Serpentine while holding Bran’s hand. Until Freyja appeared striding through the meanderers towards us, the tails of her black military jacket snapping behind her. … Continue reading Ever So Sweet

Only Thinking

WARNING: Little bit of sex. Bran draws a blank while Lot and Josef find more reasons to argue. Nine Shillings and Victorian Mistress are also available on Wattpad. London – 1843 As soon as we got home Josef went upstairs to check on the girls. Nothing was going to happen to them with Bran in the house but I … Continue reading Only Thinking

Broken Threads

WARNING: Murder mystery elements. Josef tries to teach Lot to use her new abilities as they investigate what happened to Sarah. Nine Shillings and Victorian Mistress are also available on Wattpad. London – 1843 Goodington’s house was empty. According to the papers Mrs Goodington and her children had retreated to their house in the country in their time of … Continue reading Broken Threads

Meeting at the Mortuary

WARNING: One instance of very bad language. Lot and Bran take the first steps in their new case and get a prickly reception. Nine Shillings and Victorian Mistress are also available on Wattpad. London – 1843 ‘He eats people?’ I said and stopped in the middle of the street. ‘Dead people,’ Bran replied. ‘He doesn’t make them dead.’ ‘Well, … Continue reading Meeting at the Mortuary

A Watching Case

WARNING: Contains Lot's rude humour. Lot gets a grip on things and points Bran in the right direction. Nine Shillings and Victorian Mistress are also available on Wattpad. London – 1843 Bran was sitting on a bench opposite the Windermere Hotel smoking his pipe while appearing to read a newspaper. No-one ever questioned how long a man with a … Continue reading A Watching Case