The Starblood Series, Carmilla Voiez - Horror Feature
Starblood is a five book dark fantasy/horror series by Carmilla Voiez. Book four - "Ribbons" is available now for pre-order. Release day is Friday 13th September. Book five - "Pariah" is currently being written with an expected release in September 2020.
Books one and two are also available as graphic novels, illustrated by Belarus artist Anna Prashkovich. The graphic novel version of book three should be released late 2020.
Starblood books 1 - 3 are also available as a trilogy in print - see webstore for details. There is a change between the old version of Black Sun and the new Vamptasy release. Freya's daughter is called Jasmine in the original version and Avaline in the new version. This is because a Kickstarter backer wanted a character called Jessica to appear in the graphic novel version of Black Sun, and the author felt the two names Jessica and Jasmine might be easily confused. So anyone reading Ribbons after the original version of Black Sun should be aware that Freya's daughter's name changes between these versions.
The Starblood Trilogy began a decade ago. I had been studying Creative Writing at the Open University and a group of us students organised regular writing competitions with each other. One of these competitions was to write the nastiest short story, a competition I am proud to say I won. With a small amount of rewriting that short story became chapter 2 of Starblood.
Star craves freedom, but her lover, Satori, refuses to let her go. He casts a spell to make her love him again, opening a gateway through which Lilith, mother of demons, enters their lives. Lilith serves no man. Instead she seduces Star, assuring her that there is no shame in love, only completion. Thus begins a strange and terrible love triangle that leads them to Scotland and the Cairngorm mountains.
When Star tries to leave Satori, her lover refuses to let her walk away. A failed spell to rekindle their love brings Lilith, Mother of Demons, storming into their lives. Lilith seduces Star and thus begins a strange and terrible love triangle full of murder and betrayal. An LGBT Gothic romance, Starblood is book one in a five book series.
Satori has promised Star he will save her and he isn’t about to let her death stand in his way. He battles demons, travels worlds and faces the wrath of human law, but he refuses to give in. Meanwhile Star is in another world, being tortured by a goddess and a demon baby. She doesn’t have time to wait around to be saved.
"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.
Murder, magic and obsession tear the heroes from the bliss they deserve. Star and Satori are being hunted; something is playing with their lives. Star found her power in another world, but will that be enough to save them? In a game of revenge, lovers and friends are moved around a cosmic chess board; death and madness are the final penalties for defeat. Who can judge whether the self-destructive human psyche or obsessed demon-child is the more dangerous force?
Psychopaths shall inherit the Earth.
The rum bar seems a cosy setting to wait out the apocalypse. When the rain stops falling those who are still breathing are forced to reevaluate their lives. Edensun, The Bringer of Chaos, and Freya’s paths are destined to cross, but when they come face to face who will be the hero and who the villain? The Morrigu gather; they are told their fate is to save the world from Chaos, but they worship a goddess of war whose intentions are dubious. Only the witch in the tower block seems to know the truth and she is unwilling to share.
The Starblood Series is a tale of sorcery, demonology, murder, sexual obsession and Gothic subculture. In the words of Jef Rouner (Houston Press) “You don't read [Carmilla Voiez's] books. You survive them.” and Starblood may be the most brutal female-centred horror of them all.