#Fahrenbruary Q&A: Graham Wynd – author of Satan’s Sorority (pub @F13Noir) @GrahamWynd @FahrenheitPress

Hello, hello, hello and hello! Welcome to the Beardy Book Blogger for Day 18 of #Fahrenbruary, the month long celebration of all things Fahrenheit Press and Fahrenheit 13. If you’re unaware of what the hell that is all about then here is a handy link to explain all:

Fahrenbruary? What’s that all about then? #Fahrenbruary @FahrenheitPress @F13Noir

Today I bring you a Q&A with Fahrenheit 13 author Graham Wynd. Graham is the brains behind the superb novella “Satan’s Sorority“; a dark, bloody, sex fuelled tale of control, lust for power, revenge, Satanic rituals and, well, more lust.

It’s great, great fun.

Here’s a bit of blurbage:

“In the fall of 1958 Sandra Delites is packed off to college in Connecticut after an ‘incident’ with another girl. 

Her father thinks a small town university will be just the thing to straighten her out, only he hasn’t reckoned on the sisters of Sigma Tau Nu. Not just any sorority, their rites are bloody and the girls are hot – but not for the boys! President Trixie Faust sees a lot of potential in the newest pledge and Sandra is eager to learn: the thrill of the kill is just the beginning for these college girls gone wild.

Halloween will be extra scary this year. Forget black cats, you don’t want one of these sisters to cross your path.”

I posted a guest review of SS by the brilliant Matt Keyes for Day 16 of #Fahrenbruary and you can check that out HERE. You can also find a guest post written by Graham about the influences on the writing of SS… HERE

So, on to the Q&A: Take it away me and Graham…

 

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#Fahrenbruary Guest Post: Graham Wynd – author of Satan’s Sorority (pub @F13Noir) @GrahamWynd @FahrenheitPress

Hello and welcome to my hairy blog. It is Day 17 of #Fahrenbruary.

Today I bring to you a guest post by none other than Graham Wynd, author of the devilishly gruesome and naughty novella, Satan’s Sorority. This is a fantastic story of sorority house, Sigma Tau Nu, and of the Satanically murderous antics of the girls who dwell there. You can find my repost of Matt Keyes excellent review HERE.

When I asked Graham to write me a guest post for Fahrenbruary he immediately agreed. Graham also kindly answered some questions for me and they will appear tomorrow on Day 18 😁

So sit back, chalk a pentagram upon the floor, speak in tongues and sacrifice the icon of your choosing, then cast your eyes downwards to see what inspired Graham to write Satan’s Sorority.

Enjoy. TBBB. X

 

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#Fahrenbruary Q&A with Ariana D.Den Bleyker @ADenBleyker15 @FahrenheitPress @F13Noir

This Q&A for #Fahrenbruary with Ariana D. Den Bleyker is so good I just had to reblog it here. Danielle (the cheeky oik… Yes, I am that blogger to whom she refers at the start 😅), has really gotten down to the nitty gritty of who Ariana is and what lies beneath her writing and Red Hands in particular. As for the feet thing, no more shall be said about that on *my* blog 😂😋 Enjoy and give Danielle’s blog a follow if you haven’t already. TBBB. X

The Reading Closet

So, as you may or may not be aware, this month has been all about the darkness that is noir novels. No one wants to hear about how many chocolate covered strawberries you plan on eating while your partner whispers sweet nothings into your ear, we want to hear about the latest psycho, bloody and murderous noir book that you’ve purchased and reviewed for #Fahrenbruary, now THAT’S what I call a perfect Valentine’s month. Wouldn’t you agree?

This week is an extra special week because (as I like to call it) it’s the #WeekOfAriana. If you’re hoping for Ariana Grande, turn back now because you are most definitely in the wrong place! You’ve been warned. This week some cracking posts have been published by Matt, over at It’s An Indie Book Blog and Kelly at From Belgium With Book Love. This week begun with a fantastic review of Red…

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#Fahrenbruary Review: Satan’s Sorority by Graham Wynd @GrahamWynd @F13Noir @FahrenheitPress

Hello and a very warm welcome to Day 16 of the month long celebration of all things Fahrenheit Press and Fahrenheit 13 that is #Fahrenbruary.

If you have been in a state of hibernation for the last 15 days and are unaware as to what a Fahrenbruary is, please feel free to click on this little link below and enlighten yourself:

Fahrenbruary? What’s that all about then? #Fahrenbruary @FahrenheitPress @F13Noir

Now that that’s all taken care of, let me introduce you to today’s post…

Today I am reproducing a review from the quite, quite brilliant Indie book blogger Matt Keyes. He runs the magnificent It’s An Indie Book Blog and you can find him on Twitter, too: @ThatMattKeyes. I strongly suggest that you check out his blog and all of his #Fahrenbraury posts, as they are truly great things.

Matt is my co-conspirator in the whole #Fahrenbruary thing and, quite frankly, without him this would have been a very different month. He has been an absolute rock and a total star. So, I thought, how could I honour and reward him?

Well, I stole his review of Graham Wynd‘s devilishly good “Satan’s Sorority“, that’s how. It’s what he would’ve wanted.

Now, there is a reason why I stole this review (with Matt’s permission of course; I’m not a total cad 😉), in fact there are two:

Firstly, I have read SS and loved it, but it was a while ago now and although I had planned to read it again so I could write a fresh review, sadly time was against me and I couldn’t manage it.

Secondly, Matt’s reviews ROCK and are far, far more articulate, concise and intelligent than anything I could ever write.

So there’s that.

Satan’s Sorority is a short, sharp thrill ride of a book. It is a novella that, as novellas are won’t to do, doesn’t hang about. It is a very bloody, gruesome and sexy book. It won’t be to everyone’s taste, but then again, not everything is. Take goat’s cheese for example; I fucking hate it, but I don’t bang on about it and try to force everyone else to stop eating it just because I find it offensive to my palette. But I did try it, and every now and then I try it again to see whether my tastes have changed (spoiler alert: They haven’t 🤢). Now, I’m not saying that SS is like goat’s cheese; it isn’t as smelly or as rancid, and neither has it come from a goat’s boobies, but it does contain graphic and sustained scenes of a bloody, sacrificial and naughty nature that, frankly, I LOVED, but not everyone else will. However it is so good that I strongly suggest that you give it a go. What’s the worst that could happen? 😉

If all of that has piqued your interest, Satan’s Sorority is described in the blurb thusly:

“In the fall of 1958 Sandra Delites is packed off to college in Connecticut after an ‘incident’ with another girl.

Her father thinks a small town university will be just the thing to straighten her out, only he hasn’t reckoned on the sisters of Sigma Tau Nu. Not just any sorority, their rites are bloody and the girls are hot – but not for the boys!

President Trixie Faust sees a lot of potential in the newest pledge and Sandra is eager to learn: the thrill of the kill is just the beginning for these college girls gone wild.

Halloween will be extra scary this year. Forget black cats, you don’t want one of these sisters to cross your path.”

If that hasn’t whet your proverbial whistle then Matt’s review below will seal the deal, trust me.

So, read on and enjoy. TBBB. X

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#Fahrenbruary Author Q&A: Derek Farrell – author of The Danny Bird series. @DerekIFarrell @FahrenheitPress

Good morning to you all, unless it’s evening in which case good evening to you all, unless it’s night-time in which case a good night to you all.

No, wait, I didn’t mean good night as in goodnight, good night. Put that Horlicks away and take those pyjamas off right now!

Ewww, no, on second thoughts, put those pyjamas back on again, tooty sweety. No-one needs to see that no matter what time of day it may be where you are. Although you can take them off ag…. no! Best not… *whispers* call me!

Okay, let’s start this again shall we?

Hellooooooo and welcome to The Beardy Book Blogger. If this is your first time here I welcome you with a warm beard and an even warmer heart. Please feel free to look around and see stuff; mi blog es su blog 😃 If you have been here before then I am very grateful that you have returned. I wasn’t too sure that you would, if I’m honest. Haha, one can never be too sure about these things now, can one!

So, what delights do I have for you today, I hear you ask? Well, firstly, thank you for asking and, secondly, let me enlighten you.

Today marks the 15th day of the month long Fahrenheit Press/Fahrenheit 13 love fest that is #Fahrenbruary. If you are unaware of what that is all about, please feel free to take a small but enlightening detour to this link here, but do come back…

Fahrenbruary? What’s that all about then? #Fahrenbruary @FahrenheitPress @F13Noir

You’re back? Hurrah and so forth and so fifth.

Where were we? Oh yes, why are you here? Well, today I present to you a magnificent Q&A with one of my very favourite authors Derek Farrell.

Derek is the creator and author of the Danny Bird Mysteries series of books (Death Of A Diva/Nobody/Devil and the soon to be released Death Of An Angel), published by Fahrenheit Press.

You can find my reviews of the first 3 books below:

#Fahrenbruary Review: Death Of A Nobody and Death Of A Devil – Derek Farrell @DereklFarrell @FahrenheitPress

#Fahrenbruary Review: Death Of A Diva – Derek Farrell @DereklFarrell @FahrenheitPress

Derek also wrote a brilliant Guest Post for me for Day 14 of #Fahrenbruary and you can find that here:

#Fahrenbruary Guest Post: My Favourite Queer Crime Reads by Derek Farrell @DereklFarrell @FahrenheitPress #LGBTHM19 #LGBT

Intrigued? Well, I should bally well hope so too. So, patient reader, read on and discover what inspired Derek to create Danny Bird, what his favourite biscuit or cake are, and what type of sheets he has on his bed.

Enjoy. TBBB X

 

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#Fahrenbruary Guest Post: My Favourite Queer Crime Reads by Derek Farrell @DereklFarrell @FahrenheitPress #LGBTHM19 #LGBT

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Way-heeeeeyyyyy and welcome to the hairiest book blog this side of Yetisville, where, I am led to believe, there is an even hairier book blogger. Mind you, Yetis are not really known for their literacy and reading skills so I don’t think I have anything to worry about. But, in the spirit of inclusiveness, I wish them all the very best.

Today is the 14th day of #Fahrenbruary which just happens to be Valentine’s Day, or Fahrentine’s Day, if you will.

Haha, Fahrentine’s Day? Geddit? Fahrentine? It’s a mix of Fahrenheit and Valen… No? No-one? Oh come on! *sigh* Ok, maybe that’s a Fahrenpun too far. Be like that then *sulks*

Okay, sulk over.

Now, Beardy Fact Fans, Fahrenbruary (or, to give it its old, boring name, February), is also LGBT History Montha month long series of events that looks at the history of, promotes awareness of and acceptance towards, the LGBT community. It is also a celebration of all things Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender, with events up, down and across the country, in schools, colleges, Universities, libraries, the local bakers, the putting green, roller rink, jumble sales, tiddly-winks tournaments, retirement homes; you name it it’s there, anywhere and everywhere.

In this spirit, Derek has written a post where he discusses his favourite Queer Crime reads, and his reasons for choosing them. There’s some great sounding books and authors in here, none of which, I’m ashamed to say, I have read (though I do have Patricia Highsmith’s “The Talented Mr Ripley” on my shelf as I love the film and the book was begging me to buy it in my local bookshop. Would’ve been rude not too, wouldn’t it?). I will hang my beard in shame, but after reading Derek’s post I fully intend to look into these further and I shall lift my beard once more.

Derek is of course the author of his own Queer Crime series: the sublime and wonderful Danny Bird mysteries (Death Of A Diva; Death Of A Nobody; Death Of A Devil and the soon to be released Death Of An Angel), all published by Fahrenheit Press. Danny comes home one day to find his boyfriend shacked up with the window cleaner (no, seriously). He turns around and leaves, and in the process leaves his old life behind, losing everything that he knew and had worked hard for. A sheer coincidence leads him to the Marquess Of Queensbury pub in South London, where he spontaneously applies for the bar manager vacancy, and lo and behold, he finds himself with a pub. Sadly this pub is also owned by the local crime lord “Chopper” Falzone, which is a shame. This is just the start of Danny’s problems. Of course, you’ll have to read the books to find out what those problems are 😉

Anyway, that’s quite enough of my prattling and general guffery. So, without further ado, or further adon’t, I’ll hand over to Derek.

Enjoy 🏳️‍🌈 TBBB. X

 

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#Fahrenbruary Review: Death Of A Diva – Derek Farrell @DereklFarrell @FahrenheitPress

 

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I’m not known for my diva tendencies, but for this book I dug deep and discovered my inner diva. She’s a suave, sophisticated and alluring one. I only hope I don’t end up face down on a table full of Charlie 😳

 

Sitting in her makeup chair, eyes staring lifelessly ahead, the diva is dead. Her sequinned dress glittering in the light cast from above; the little pools of reflected light sparkling across the paper held tightly in her hand. The policeman carefully prises it out of her grip and unfurls it. It reads, “The Last Will and Blurb of Lyra Day”:

“Danny Bird is having a very bad day. In the space of just a few hours he lost his job, his partner and his home. 

Ever the optimist, Danny throws himself headlong into his dream to turn the grimmest pub in London into the coolest nightspot south of the river. Sadly, everything doesn’t go quite as planned when his star turn is found strangled hours before opening night. 

Danny becomes the prime suspect in the crime, and then the gangster who really owns the pub starts asking where his share of the takings has gone… it seems things are going to get worse for Danny before they get better.” Read More

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