Who was/is your celebrity crush?

Inspired by Kerry's post Who is your celebrity crush? I promised readers that I would reveal my own celebrity crushes, and without any more to-do, here they are in all their handsomeness... Sheriff Lucas Buck - American Gothic The dark hearted, evil minion of Hell, Sheriff Lucas Buck, of American Gothic was perhaps my first … Continue reading Who was/is your celebrity crush?

Sex and violence: are controversial scenes necessary?

With the highly acclaimed Game of Thrones series recently coming under fire for its use of violence and rape as plot devices [Telegraph.co.uk; Daily Mail.co.uk], I am left wondering if controversial scenes have a place left in 'modern fiction'. A recent observation is that controversial scenes are being used to fast track character growth or … Continue reading Sex and violence: are controversial scenes necessary?