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Carmen Dominique Taxer

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"When I was a little girl, I dreamt of vampires." These are the first words spoken by Devika Templeton in the vampire romance, Bought in Blood, the first in the Sanguinem Emere trilogy series, co-written by Carmen and her partner-in-crime, Richard T. Wheeler. More than that, these are the words that have coloured Carmen's existence. As a young child, she would sit avidly in front of the television, hoping against hope that today's cartoon instalment would be a Halloween special. These are the words that drove her to start writing, to want there to be more in the world than the monochrome of reality. As a result, she immersed herself in the vampire genre, studied it where she could and learnt from it where her knowledge was lacking. Her firs...more

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The Key
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When I first read this particular piece, I found myself weeping at the last scene, so much did it catch me when I least expected a hint of a greater cosmic truth that all humans have felt, even if...more
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Emily Brontë
“I cannot express it; but surely you and everybody have a notion that there is or should be an existence of yours beyond you. What were the use of my creation, if I were entirely contained here? My great miseries in this world have been Heathcliff's miseries, and I watched and felt each from the beginning: my great thought in living is himself. If all else perished, and he remained, I should still continue to be; and if all else remained, and he were annihilated, the universe would turn to a mighty stranger: I should not seem a part of it. My love for Linton is like the foliage in the woods: time will change it, I'm well aware, as winter changes the trees. My love for Heathcliff resembles the eternal rocks beneath: a source of little visible delight, but necessary. Nelly, I am Heathcliff! He's always, always in my mind: not as a pleasure, any more than I am always a pleasure to myself, but as my own being.”
Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

Poppy Z. Brite
“The night is the hardest time to be alive and 4am knows all my secrets.”
Poppy Z. Brite

Oscar Wilde
“Yes: I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.”
Oscar Wilde, The Critic as Artist

Daniel Keyes
“The path I choose through the maze makes me what I am. I am not only a thing, but also a way of being--one of many ways--and knowing the paths I have followed and the ones left to take will help me understand what I am becoming.”
Daniel Keyes, Flowers for Algernon

Alma Katsu
“I´ve always wanted him to love me the way I loved him. He did love me, I know he did. Just not the way I wanted him to.

"And it´s so different for a lot of people I´ve known. One partner doesn´t love the other enough to stop drinking, or gambling, or running around with other women. One is the giver and one is the taker. The giver wishes the taker would stop."

"But the taker never changes," Luke says, though he wonders if this is always the case.

"Sometimes the giver has to let go, but sometimes you don´t. You can´t. I couldn´t give up on Jonathan. I seemed to be able to forgive him anything.”
Alma Katsu, The Taker

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