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Interview with Jason Mepham


Jason Mepham is the author of The King Family Vampire series.  He was very interested in answering some questions for me.


You have just published your third novel in The King Family Vampires series. What inspired you to start writing these stories?

I started writing as a kid but only started seriously about eight or nine years ago. By this time I has read a serious amount of vampire and supernatural literature, and it is a subject that has always fascinated me. But what really inspired me or should I say who, was Anne Rice. I was a very late-comer to her set of vampire chronicles, and it was the sheer brilliance of her writing that truly inspired me to want to write too. I call Anne my “Other mum” for this reason.

How many more books are there to write?

I am currently a quarter of the way into writing book number four of The King Family Vampires. It is called Christopher. There will be one final book to close the series after this.

Who does the wonderful artwork on your covers?

So far I have had two excellent and lovely people do my front cover art.  Books one and two were original paintings by Sue Millward and book three’s cover was created by my friend Faye Davis. I am hoping Faye will do the cover art for Christopher.

If you could be a vampire for a day what would you do?

If I could be a vampire for a day I would kill as many bad and evil people as possible and make the most beautiful woman I come across into a vampire too!

Would you like to be able to give up the day job and write full time?

It would seriously become a dream come true if I could give up my factory day job and write full time. It really would.

Have you got any other writing projects planned for the future?

Do I have other writing projects planned? Yes. In fact I am working on another project right now. It’s a one-off and nothing to do with the supernatural. It is my first proper attempt at writing a serious work of fiction.

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

I have many interests away from writing. These include eating out, shopping, watching films, listening to music. seeing my family and spending time with my girlfriend, Sarah.

Who are your favourite authors?

There are so many great authors whom I admire and read as much of their work as possible. These include Anne Rice, of course, Richelle Mead, Rachel Caine, Karen Mahoney, Harlen Coben, Robert Goddard, S.J. Bolton, Michael Cordy and the much missed Michael Crichton.


You can buy the first book in the series, Lilith by clicking on this link:-


Blog Tour – ‘The Piano Player’s Son’


I am delighted to be taking part in this blog tour.  I chose to review ‘The Piano Player’s Son’ and you can read my thoughts about this novel below.


‘The Piano Player’s Son’ was published by Cinnamon Press last year.  This is Lindsay Stanberry-Flynn’s second novel.

To Isabel family life is very important.  Her parents appear to have had a blissful marriage and she has tried very hard to create one for herself.  All pretence is shattered though when her husband leaves her.  On top of that her father dies, which leaves Isabel totally devastated.

Then, a few hours after her father’s death, Isabel’s mother confides in her revealing a secret kept hidden for more than thirty years.  Isabel is shocked by the revelation and feels that her sister, Grace and brothers, Rick and George should be told.  But her mother makes her promise to stay silent.

‘The Piano Player’s Son’ was a really good and worthwhile read.  It is a compelling and very sad story about families where each person is dealing with their own individual tragedies and issues.  I liked the writing style and the way this novel was set out.  I couldn’t wait to find out what was going to happen next and I almost felt as if I was part of the characters’ lives.

Lindsay Stanberry-Flynn has portrayed her characters well.  My favourites were Isabel and Grace.  I wasn’t that keen on Rick but I understand how he must have been feeling about things.

I give this book 4 out of 5.


Useful Links

Lindsay Stanberry-Flynn:-

Website: www.lindsaystanberryflynn.co.uk

Blog: http://lindsaystanberryflynn.co.uk/blog/


The Piano Player’s Son on Amazon: www.amazon.co.uk/The-Piano-Players-Lindsay-Stanberry-Flynn/dp/1907090932/


Lindsay does not have a Twitter account but Silverwood Books are tweeting throughout this tour.

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