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Vampires & Voyages (Issue 1)

Updated: May 4

Welcome to the first issue of Indie Bites! This month we're bringing you six pieces of exclusive short fiction from talented indie authors on the themes of vampires and voyages, plus a couple of great indie book reviews from our review team, and an interview with bestselling hybrid author Gail Carriger.


This issue features the following short fiction:

- Enduring Wrecks by Chris Durston

- Living Underground by Josie Jaffrey

- A Dramatic Gesture by Matthew MacLachlan

- A Little Drop of Blood Goes a Long Way by NJ Simmonds

- Something Like Absolution by Rebecca Crunden

- Another Interview With The Vampire by Sam Hall


And the following reviews:

- Vampires of Moscow by Caedis Knight, reviewed by Claire of Knightly News

- Heart of Stone by Johannes T Evans, reviewed by Asha of A Cat, A Book and A Cup of Tea


Cover design by Josie Jaffrey.


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About our featured author


Gail Carriger writes comedies of manners mixed with steampunk and urban fantasy (plus sexy queer joy as G. L. Carriger). Her books include the Parasol Protectorate, Custard Protocol, Tinkered Stars, and San Andreas Shifter series for adults, and the Finishing School series for young adults. Also nonfiction: The Heroine’s Journey: For Writers, Readers, and Fans of Pop Culture. She is published in many languages, has over a million books in print, over a dozen New York Times and USA Today bestsellers, and starred reviews in Publishers Weekly, Booklist, Kirkus, and Romantic Times.


Her debut made Audible’s Best list, was a Publishers Weekly Best Book, an IndieBound Notable, and a Locus Recommended Read. She has received the ALA’s Alex Award, the Prix Julia Verlanger, the Elbakin Award, the Steampunk Chronicle’s Reader’s Choice Award, and a Starburner Award. She was once an archaeologist and is fond of shoes, cephalopods, and tea.


Headshot by Vanessa Applegate.

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Listen to the Indie SoundBites Podcast


A Little Drop of Blood Goes a Long Way by NJ Simmonds (read by Justine Malone)

Enduring Wrecks by Chris Durston (read by Max Windich)

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