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There was a time that people laughed when I told them I bought things on the internet… I was told that DVD wouldn’t take off, that Blu-ray was no match for HD-DVD and I was signed as a test case for Kindle when some people thought it was used for consuming soup.

That’s just a few examples, but nobody is perfect – I have been wrong about things, Sodastream, those fizzy bubbles just can’t seem to stick and Velcro pants- they seemed like a great idea at the time.

I very rarely endorse, that said, I’m a supporter of Indie film maker David Paul Baker, Classic Horror Campaign the Wales Ape and Monkey Sanctuary.

But I thought it was important I introduce you  to Oxicomics. Oxicomics is a digital platform for comics, they started out of the love for comics. As you may know back before the iPad, digital comics started out as apps for iPhone – which injected new life into comics, allowing seasoned readers and a whole new generation of comic lovers to enjoy on a different medium.

I was lucky enough to be in contact with Morten F. Thomsen and to be a part of Oxicomics launch this year and the comic adaptation of my novel Blood Hunger was hosted by Oxicomics.
So if you love comics and want to be a part of something expanding an innovative
please consider contributing to their fundraising campaign.http://www.indiegogo.com/project/widget/16040
In addition, if you happen to be a developer on iOS, Android, Javascript, graphics designer or Drupal/PHP/Ruby on Rails developer with some spare time – Oxicomics could always use your help!They do it for the love – so that writers, artists and readers can reap the reward.

Like horror, enjoy reading, suffering technophobe? Don’t read on…

Call me old-fashioned but I liked using a circular dial on a phone, listening to it chink, chink, chink and speaking to an operator. These days we have mobile phones, touch phones and who know what the future holds. I’ve listen to an audiobook in bed, but never read a book for enjoyment on a PC or an electronic device unless editing or typing my own work. I may sound like a crusty old man, out of time but believe it or not I’m of the Star Wars and He- Man generation. Nevertheless, I do enjoy the tactile feel of a book in my hands, turning the pages the but times have changed… You can curl up on a dark night, grab your latest Herbert or King and not physically have to turn a page as such.  

Blood Hunger was published in June 2010. Times have certainly moved on since, woodblock, typewriters and Spirograph, everything has a cross over medium and choice for the consumer is paramount. Already there is an audio book on version of my vampire horror in iTunes, read by a lovely actress Sarah Leigh.

Moving swiftly on  Blood Hunger was released on Kindle. Kindle? I must admit I didn’t really know what it was, it’s been around for a while, I’d heard of it but never gave it any attention during my web surfing (which consists of usually keeping update with horror and film news). So what is Kindle? A Kindle is a thin electronic device used to download e-books and some magazines wirelessly and read them.

What is Blood Hunger? Blood Hunger is my latest horror offering, inspired by the spirit of Bram Stoker’s novel ‘Dracula’, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu’s novella ‘Carmilla’, ‘Hammer Horror’s’ film series and cult horror ‘The Hunger’.

An explorer makes a discovery in Romania, dubbed the ‘Ice Prince’ find it is significant enough to put him and his girlfriend Lucia Ferrara in the media spotlight. Iliana and her sister’s journey to the United Kingdom, news that the ‘Ice Prince’ had been discovered ceases their many years of blood abstinence and they unleash a bloodthirsty terror on humankind leaving a trail of death from London to the Welsh countryside.

From the fall of the vampire and the Dracul brothers in medieval Europe to their return in the present day. Prepare yourself, their first bite will be your last! A definitive and fresh reinvention of the vampire legend.

Kindle is not a one trick pony, it’s much more that you  can no get Kindle on iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, PC, Mac, Android and Blackberry! This allows you to read books on the go if you wish. 

Blood Hunger on Kindle click below for: