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Pariah, the final book in the Starblood series

It’s over! I hope you enjoy reading the ending as much as I enjoyed writing it. Star, Satori and their friends have endured so much during this four book series that I wanted to end it on a hopeful note. I’ll be very glad if the characters stay quiet now rather than waking me up in the middle of the night to suggest new story points and plots. I don’t think readers know how much characters can torture their creators. If I meet mine in the afterlife, I’ll have a lot to answer for, believe me.

The second reason for the hopeful ending is that I wrote it (in part) for a dear friend of mine who I mention on the dedication page. Sadly she didn’t live to read the ending, but I hope her favourite character, Donna, is narrating it to her in heaven. As an atheist, I don’t believe in heaven, but if I’m wrong, Colleen deserves to be there. She had the most wonderful essence of any person I have ever met.

In spite of the hopeful ending, there is plenty of trauma before we reach the final page. It’s the Starblood series. What did you expect? There are trigger warnings galore, as there are for the rest of the series, including gaslighting, fascist ideology, sexual abuse, and extreme violence and murder. But if you’ve made it this far, you know what to expect.

If you want a more gentle read, pretty much any of my other books will offer that.

The Kindle version is live on Amazon. It’s published by Indomitable Ink, and a paperback version will be available soon. My publisher is expanding outwards from Amazon, so if you cannot read Kindle books it will become available on other formats in the future.

So what is Pariah about? Well, here’s the blurb -

The world is reeling after the terrible red rain. Star abandons both her conscience and her son in her quest for redemption. Edensun is beset by other forces and has no time to grieve. Garlow - a megalomaniac would-be-dictator - demands Edensun aid his rise to power; and the Cult of Morrigu intend to kill the demi-demon and thus prevent another apocalypse.

Freya wants revenge. Lilith, Edensun and Star have stripped her of all she holds dear, and now she must make them pay. Her recruitment by the Morrigu seems to afford her the perfect opportunity, but are they planning to sacrifice her to save their own skins?

Written in British English. Pariah is volume four of the four-part Starblood series.

Caution: contains graphic violence and strong language, and is not recommended for young readers.

There is a Spotify tracklist for Pariah here if you enjoy having a soundtrack while you read.

In case you haven’t started the series yet, the reading order is – Starblood, Psychonaut, Black Sun, Pariah. Here are the links -

Book 1 – Starblood –

Satori, an arrogant yet alluring Chaos Magician, is heart-broken when Star tells him it is over. He performs a magical ritual to win her back, but accidentally brings Lilith, Mother of Demons, to Earth. How can Satori survive the demon’s wrath and reclaim the heart of his beloved?

Beautiful and vulnerable, Star has yet to discover her own power and strength. When she falls in love with the enchanting Lilith, her world descends into madness and violence. Satori’s strange world threatened her sanity, what then of Lilith’s?

A sensuous story, full of dark fantasy and horror, that offers readers a glimpse into the seedier side of the Gothic subculture in Britain.

Written in British English. Starblood is volume one of the four-part Starblood series, but can be read alone.

Caution: contains graphic violence, strong language, and explicit erotic scenes (including LGBTQ content), and is not recommended for young readers.

“In a market flooded with badly written supernatural romances passed off as horror, Carmilla Voiez is a prophet of the uncanny. Not since Clive Barker has any author mastered pure, visceral atrocity, and yet her characters maintain an elegance and humanity that turns what could just be a blood sport into a Shakespearean tragedy. Starblood may be the only true female horror novel in existence, and within its pages a reader is forced at knifepoint to see the world through the eyes of the raped, the abused, and the unloved with hateful clarity. She makes us bear witness to the demons we ourselves create. You don’t read her books. You survive them.”

Jef Rouner (Houston Press).

There is a Spotify tracklist for Starblood here if you enjoy having a soundtrack while you read.

Book 2 – Psychonaut –

Psychonaut is a story of redemption. The characters learn their flaws and find ways to rise above them.

Satori is not willing to let the reality of Star’s fate deter him from his heroic quest. He would rather battle demons and traverse terrifying other worlds than accept Star’s final decision. It isn’t only Lilith he must face; the police believe he murdered his ex-girlfriend; and vengeful Freya colludes with the Mother of Demons to plot Satori’s downfall. How can Satori reach Star in Lilith’s kingdom while so many forces oppose him on Earth?

Star did not expect a place in Heaven after death, but her Hell is worse than she could have imagined. Satori promised to find her, but she refuses to await rescue. How can she find the strength to survive, let alone escape, when both her lover and her infant son are her torturers?

Written in British English. Psychonaut is volume two of the four-part Starblood series.

Caution: contains graphic violence, strong language, and explicit erotic scenes (including LGBTQ content), and is not recommended for young readers.

"Carmilla Voiez is more of a singer than a writer. She tells her compelling story in a hypnotic, distinctive voice that brings her eerie world vividly to life." Graham Masterton.

“Psychonaut is a book of mad impulses, inner vision, sadism, escape and belief. You feel uncomfortable reading it, like Alex strapped to the chair in Clockwork Orange being taught to feel sick at atrocity. Rather than leave us crippled by response, though, Psychonaut bears you through the hurt towards the only paradise we can be assured of…a love past fault.” Jef Rouner, Houston Press.

There is a Spotify tracklist for Psychonaut here if you enjoy having a soundtrack while you read.

Book 3 – Black Sun –

Four years after Star and Satori abandoned him in Lilith’s realm, Edensun is hunting his parents. The world is a confusing and dangerous place for a young demi-demon, and those who pretend to be his friends do not have his best interests at heart. The Cult of Morrigu are on his trail, hiding their purpose beneath their black hoods. How can Edensun get his mother alone and ensure she repays him for those lost years?

Whether it had been true love, as Satori claimed, or a mutually destructive Gothic romance, there are deep rifts between Star and Satori four years after they escaped Lilith’s clutches. Filled with self-loathing, Star tries to distract herself from the truth. When she is forced to face it, will her dark impulses destroy them all?

Written in British English. Black Sun is volume three of the four-part Starblood series.

Caution: contains graphic violence, strong language, and explicit erotic scenes (including LGBTQ content), and is not recommended for young readers.

Soon to be available as a graphic novel with art by Anna Prashkovich.

There is a Spotify tracklist for Black Sun here if you enjoy having a soundtrack while you read.

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