Thursday, July 12th, 2012 | Author:

 

I’m thrilled to announce that my first short story set in China, ‘Embracing the Invisible’, has been selected for the dark fantasy anthology, Bloodstones. The anthology, edited by the multi-talented Amanda Pillar, will be published in October 2012. It features a very impressive line-up including Joanne Anderton, Thoraiya Dyer and Richard Harland, so I’m incredibly excited to be included. The full list of authors is available at the Ticonderoga website.

The initial idea for ‘Embracing the Invisible’ came to me last year, courtesy of a Chinese colleague. One night, over the course of a discussion about student life in China, he introduced me to the concept of “student-mistresses”, modern-day concubines who become the mistresses of wealthy businessmen in return for financial help during their university years. I was fascinated. I decided then and there that I wanted to write a tale in which the main character is a student-mistress, and thus the character of Chen Ying was born. Unfortunately Mr Li, the businessman Chen Ying becomes involved with, is after something far more sinister and dangerous than extramarital sex…

Buy a copy of Bloodstones to read about Chen Ying’s brush with a chilling type of Chinese magic known as waidan.

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4 Responses

  1. Well done! Fantastic newz…Bloodstones is a very exciting anthology and stoked your story made it in 🙂

    Hugs X

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    admin 

    Thx Michele! I’m pretty stoked too 😉

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    Angie Rega 

    Congratulations, Karen! : ) Can’t wait to read it!
    Angie xxx

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    admin 

    Thanks, Angie. It’s due out in October…

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