South African wordsmith Nerine Dorman is up next with some background info on her contribution to The Demonologia Biblica. When you’re done reading Old Scratch and moved on to Khepera Rising, you can get your next fix of Dorman with her two offerings from Dark Continents Publishing – Inkarna and Blood and Fire, the latter co-written with Carrie Clevenger and which continues the adventures of Inkarna‘s Ash Kennedy.

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Khepera_FINAL_COVER (1)Old Scratch is a nod to one of my existing characters, a black magician named Jamie, from a series of books I’m currently re-releasing (am pretty much done with book 2). So for those who are familiar with Jamie’s ballsy attitude and his sometimes rather blase attitude toward supernatural goings on, you’ll be in for a treat. If this is your first occasion meeting him, then very much welcome. In this story, Jamie teams up with an erstwhile occult unit detective in dealing with an exorcism gone horribly wrong.
And of course the proverbial paw-paw hits the fan precisely because Jamie thinks he’s on top of things. So be prepared for a look at demons from the other side of the coin–from the perspective of an occultist who sees them as his “little cousins” so to speak.
So… if Old Scratch *does* pique your interest, there is a novel lurking online for your TBR pile.
Some readers have had this to say:
Monique Snyman, Tentacle Books: “We are introduced to intriguing characters and a fascinating plotline, which isn’t necessarily going to appeal to sparkly vampire lovers. Sure, we have the Gothic theme, but this is a book of magic and mayhem, carefully sculpted to make the reader want more.”
Carrie Clevenger, author: “Khepera Rising is a stunning masterpiece of dark paranormal urban fantasy beyond typical glittery fae or vampires. This book is reserved for readers who want to sink chest-deep in satiny prose, vivid descriptions, and a plot that keeps them turning the page long after their body has made the call for sleep in the wee hours of the morning.”
Sonya Clark, author: “James starts out as a thoroughly unlikable prat but as he gets more than his fair share of bad luck and trouble thrown at him – deaths, beatings, being targeted by religious fundamentalists – despite his best efforts I found myself liking him. I enjoyed the South African setting, the hypnotic scenes of magical ritual and dream sequences, and most of all getting to know James.”
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An editor and multi-published author, Nerine Dorman currently resides in Cape Town, South Africa, with her visual artist husband. Some of the publishers with whom she works include Dark Continents Publishing and eKhaya (an imprint of Random House Struik). She has been involved in the media industry for more than a decade, with a background in magazine and newspaper publishing, commercial fiction, and print production management within a below-the-line marketing environment. Her book reviews, as well as travel, entertainment and lifestyle editorial regularly appear in national newspapers. A few of her interests include music travel, history (with emphasis on Egypt), psychology, philosophy, magic and the natural world.

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