New Blood Author Recs


In order to facilitate some nominations and exposure for new authors, I’m putting out a list of new authors I highly enjoy. It can be really hard for me to give new authors a shot because, usually once I’ve started ready anything, I’ve got a compulsion to see it through to the end, so it can be daunting if I’m unsure of the quality of the writer’s work (this goes for professional writers too – and actually, they’re a bigger gamble IMHO.) It’s really easy to stick with my go-tos for stories that I know will satisfy and bring me joy. Still, I’m usually so happy I took the plunge when I come across a new author’s story and so I’m sharing some that I’ve enjoyed. If we all put a few out there, it’ll give lots of exposure and encouragement to new blood, and hopefully, they’ll keep crafting works about our favourite vampires for us readers for years to come!

Anyway, enough chatter from me. These are in no particular order and they are not all complete, you might even have read all of them, but in case you haven’t, let’s encourage them to see them to completion and give us more:




Miss Alice Unsub









American Android

Unseen Wonder






Here are some I haven’t read but came as recs from readers! I’m intrigued and excited that I got a few new reads from this post as well!! So many good things in Viking form!! Thank you to all of you who shared authors with me, and I’d love to see more recs come!!


The Viking Succubus

Prudence Plays

I know there are so many not listed here and no slight is intended to anyone. In fact, I’d love it if you’d take my challenge and post a new author rec list of your own and include those I missed. Let’s get this snowballing into a love and blood fest and support and encourage as many as we can!!

Because… you know… this:


And the more we have to read, the better my fantasies get.


Nominations for New Blood Awards 2015

We have so many talented writers that give us so much joy and the ability to recharge with interesting and fun stories to read about our favourite vampires, it’s time to encourage those that are just stepping toward the edge to spread their wings and keep flying high. If you haven’t read any work by new authors, here’s your encouragement to seek out the new blood and drink your fill, then let them know what they’re doing is highly valued and nominate! I’ve sent in my own nominations for some highly talented ladies whose stories made me laugh or made me cry or made me think in a way that I haven’t before. Time to rally and keep the love, support and encouragement going!

You Want Blood Awards


The group of stalkers lead the writers and readers of the SVM/TV fandom into the now familiar hallway where they are to wait to learn the nomination rules for the New Blood Awards.  As they near the closed doors, they hear arguing.

“But Robin, he didn’t mean to.” the male voice that everyone recongizes as coming from Godric says.  “You’ve had him locked up for 5 days.”  The doors opened and everyone saw Eric sitting in a small wire cage.


“Oh please, Godric, like he couldn’t shred that whole cage if he wanted.  He’s staying in there because he knows he messed up.”   The woman says as she glares at the grinning vampire.  “Now I have an announcement to make, please excuse me.  Girls are you ready?”

“Oh Robin yes, we’re ready and we’re so glad we get to help with these New Blood Awards.” The red head squeals excitedly. Everyone recognizes…

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Ugh… Nag…… ;)


I have this set as my wallpaper right now because I haven’t updated TPoL in months… Somehow it isn’t making it easier.

I’m maybe ten connective chapters short of finishing and I can’t seem to make the words come. Totally. Blocked. And I don’t know what to do about it. :/ I need a mental laxative.

Oooh, look! Updates to read! Guess I can put mine off a little longer… I mean… Updates.


A Wolf in Skinny Jeans Seeks FF w/ Heart… And Good Grammar… Must Enjoy Nerdiness & Words

I love fan fiction.

Actually, if technically you assumed I’m totally and completely addicted and obsessed, you’d be closer to the truth. I like many of the stories I’ve read better than the original work that inspired them.


It started with a vampire named Eric Northman, and a little fairy hybrid that made his silent heart flutter. Then the author pulled a shotgun loaded with silver shrapnel from under her petticoats and killed everything she’d set up over the last decade and proceeded to skate around in the bloody guts of my allegiance whilst singing “It’s Raining Men.” (Yeah, SVM fans, you know what I’m talking about. Your guts were there too.) Thirteen years of story… bombed with a wish.

Not that CH hadn’t upset me many times before, she had. Masterfully crafted characters were suddenly different from one book to the next, with blatant contradictions to previous books thrown in whenever it suited the new one, but one thing remained constant: Eric Northman was an incredible character. I still can’t decide if it was a fluke, or skill, but the nuances enraptured me.

So after After Dead, I was reading reviews on Amazon just to confirm that others were as outraged by the waste of time and money that the series devolved into (I’m not a bitter or angry person, but reading is my favourite and… just, no, Charlaine Harris, no,) when I came across a review with brilliant things to say about the series, and a recommendation for a fan inspired re-work of the series’ end called Dead on the Crossroads, by GoddessD.


Now, I’ve had theatre friends reading and loving Twilight and Harry Potter fanfic for years, but since vampires don’t sparkle in the sun (they burn! come on now!) and HP is so sacred a work in my life that I’ve needed to ink its importance into my skin in a permanent way, fanfic was always a step too far in my snobby-literature-needs-a-proper-publisher brain.

But. I. Was. WROOOOOONG. Wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, and I have zero problem saying it.

Reading Dead on the Crossroads changed the game completely. I was hooked. Blown away by the underground talent. It felt like the first time someone played me music by my favourite inde rock band. I couldn’t believe how raw and powerful it could be. Popularity didn’t matter, what mattered were the themes explored. And they could make me think and stay with me for days!

Maybe it was a ‘right head-place at the right time’ since my disappointment with CH was bordering outrage and Winds of Winter wouldn’t be out until, well, whenever George RR Martin puts it out, and I’d literally gone through every book I owned at least twice (including the bedside stack of ‘I want to read these because they cost next-to-nothing at the used book shop,’) but after I flew through that first one, I found myself greedily devouring more and more and more, branching into other genres and fandoms until I felt an urge that I tried for many years of late to ignore.

I had my own story to tell.

Strike that. I had a story to tell about characters that were not my own. First time ever that’s happened to me!

Again, I rebelled. I couldn’t write fan fiction! Nooooo. I had at least four other unfinished novels or scripts on my hard drive that had been neglected for years. If I started an EN story, I’d never finish it anyway, so what was the point? And work often saps my creativity with its demands on my muse and the drudgery of nit-picking grammar; history would only repeat itself and why would anyone want to read my writing anyway? I’m no one. I don’t have a body of existing work that others love, nor am I socially active or connected on FF forums. Even if I told my story, no one would care.

I just ignored it. I let the plot bunnies use my head as a warren for months until I had to get a little out for closure on the story that had so disappointed me. I needed Sookie to write a letter to Eric.

So I did.

And I couldn’t stop.

I wrote for three months in my spare time (it was always in the middle of the night, or when I was alone in the office at work, shhhh, I am a very diligent employee most of the time, but when the words come, they come.)


I still don’t know what possessed me to first publish it on I usually stay as private as possible in my day to day. I don’t chat on the phone, I rarely use social media, I don’t go out with work colleagues, I find even writing to others directly very hard, and even in my little village, no one really knows me as anything other than the lady that smiles at everyone but doesn’t talk much. I’ve had the same five besties all my life (though I’ve moved far away and we rarely see each other now) and in the last ten years of singledom, I’ve dated three people. Well, dated sort of. Went on dates with. Only one with regularity and that was over as soon as it got serious more quickly than I was ready for. In other words I’m shy. Introverted in an extreme way. And shy. There’s a difference. And I’m both. So publishing Dead and the Descendant was scary and I’d never have done it if I wasn’t assured my anonymity. WolvesHaveReturned became my safety blanket and quasi-superhero alias. In anonymity, I could be a woman with courage. I could be a wolf that howled to the moon and let her voice be heard by members of her fandom pack across the globe.

And you know what?

Somehow, you heard me.

I’d been silent and wandering for years, and you heard me within months of finally finding my voice.

And I don’t regret it. I don’t think I could even go back if I wanted to. I’ve never had the support and encouragement (and from total strangers with zero obligation to me or my feelings!) that I’ve gotten over the last year. It’s incredible and a little bewildering. I’m constantly unsure whether I should retreat a bit more back into my safety zone, or come out a little further and interact. So I’m timidly taking steps away from my cave if only to say:

Thank you.

Thank you for the bright spot in my life that I had no idea was missing.

Thank you to the writers who have given me hours/weeks/months of joy with your work.

Thank you to the betas who keep OCD editors from going barmy with typo obsessions or grammatical misguidance, and the support and encouragement they give to their authors that keeps them giving us new stories to read.

Thank you to the readers, whether silent-ne’er-reviewers, encouraging, outspoken, skeptical, or gushing, genius demands audience in any medium and the more you read, the more I can read too.

Thank you to the fandom devotees that take time out of their lives to moderate, compile, build, and direct websites that allow us direct access to fics, pics, memes, humor, forums, each other, and all manner of media.

Thank you.

I’m so grateful for what you’ve all brought into my life.

I’ll keep howling if you will.


Here Are The Nominees for the 2015 You Want Blood Awards

Amazing! Go read some incredible fics!

You Want Blood Awards


Congratulations to all Nominees!!

Feel free to grab your banner and link it back to our voting page which will open on May 15th.

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Click for nominee links.

Best of Both Worlds Award: Best Combo of TB/SVM
Gyllene76Lover’s Amnesia
MagsmacdonalEven the Dead Can Scar
MeridianThe Revealing of Andre
MistressJessicaA Different Life
Queen of Area FiveBehind the Public Masks
Texan Lady/NYCSnowbirdThe Arrangement
Gyllene76Lover Always
MeridianEric Northman: After the Show
Gyllene76Black Friday
Best of the Best Award – All-Time Favorite Story
ficlit78Pretty Kitty
Gyllene76Lover’s Always
KjwritThe Debt
Magpie TalesCrash and Burn
MagsmacdonaldMake A Wish
Melusine10Such Stuff As Dreams Are Made of
MeridianValentine’s Night
MeridianThe Revealing of Andre

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Vote Vote Vote – The You Want Blood Awards on WordPress

Vote Vote Vote.

Haa!!! What?! This is amazing!! I just found this and I couldn’t be more flattered!

I’ve been nominated for the NKOTB Award on What?!

For all you SVM fanfic readers out there, and lovers of Viking Vampires and Telepathic Part-Fairies, what a brilliant way to find some amazing stories and what an honor for us writers! Thank you and thank you to The Authority and those that gave me a nomination!! I had no idea anyone was even reading my story and it feels amazing.

So go read some amazing fics and then vote to show those incredibly talented authors how much they’re appreciated!

I read! I voted! Spread the fangy love!