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Chapter 28 of Martha’s Children, and dreams

Detective Kammen warned Nora O’Donnell that something bad might happen to him or to her brother. So when Kammen appears to be missing, Nora goes searching for help. And in chapter 28 of Martha’s Children, she find it . . . … Continue reading

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The comparative anatomy of glamorous vampires: two novels

Since the serial I’m writing, Martha’s Children, is a vampire story, I figured I should get caught up on some of the contemporary literary depictions of vampires. As luck would have it, I stumbled into two novels of vampires of the … Continue reading

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Chapter 27 of Martha’s Children, and Rick Springfield’s Nick Knight

Martha’s had a bad day. A dead sorceress has hauled her out of her coffin, one of her offspring left behind a dismembered corpse, and she passed out unexpectedly. But it’s now nighttime, and nighttime is the right time when … Continue reading

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Chapter 26 of Martha’s Children, and ghosts

In all her life, both before and after she was killed, Ivy McIlwraith has prided herself on her extensive knowledge of sorcery and arcane lore, her keen mind, and her ability to handle herself in any situation. But she never … Continue reading

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Chapter 25 of Martha’s Children a bit ahead of schedule

I’m going to be out of touch for a while, unable to get to the Internet. This is not quite the same as oxygen deprivation, at least not until I step up the voltage of my WiFi connection to electrolyze … Continue reading

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Chapter 23 of Martha’s Children, and the Days of Rage

Public attention in Chicago shifts from the debut of the Vampire Bureau to the arrival of militant radicals and the “Days of Rage” in chapter 23 of Martha’s Children, “Therefore be o’ good cheer, for truly I think you are damned.” Not … Continue reading

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Chapter 22 of Martha’s Children, and Innocent Blood

The Vampire Bureau goes public! Criminals beware! But Sherlock Kammen is sitting on the sidelines, still trying to track down Martha and her sorceress Make Love Not War. Well, at least until a waitress starts asking questions. Watch Kammen take … Continue reading

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Chapter 21 of Martha’s Children, and the college trip

Detective Sherlock Kammen is willing to trail his boss to find out where Martha and her sorceress are. But how far will he go when the trail leads to one of Ned’s family members? Find out in “Happy in this, … Continue reading

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Chapter 20 of Martha’s Children, and a few thoughts on the Dresden Files

Like Ned O’Donnell, Sherlock Kammen has a favorite sister . . . well, in his case, his only sister. Kate (née Hecate) has always been the older, more sophisticated sister, the one member of the family who moves among the rich … Continue reading

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Chapter 19 of Martha’s Children, and the Vampire Bureau star design

WARNING! This post actually says something about this chapter! “I never did repent for doing good,” but in chapter 19 of Martha’s Children, it seems no good deed goes unpunished. The intrusion of sorcerers into the affairs of the would-be vampire … Continue reading

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