The Glothic Tales Trilogy : For those who have wondered why things are as they are …

The Glothic Tales Trilogy : For those who have wondered why things are as they are …

The Glothic Tales Ever since that fateful decision was made to descend from the trees, stand on two legs and eat fewer bananas, humans have looked back on the decision with regret. It was at that very moment in time, when we began feeling that we were being controlled. By who, why and how is today, just as much of a mystery as it was then. As a species, we have lived our entire existence under constant control; by lords of the manor, governments, banks, moneylenders, faceless men in strange brotherhoods and manufactures of shiny objects that go beep and keep us amused for hours on end. The one unsolvable

One Last Love : A powerful story of love, forgiveness and acceptance …

One Last Love : A powerful story of love, forgiveness and acceptance …

One Last Love Life has the habit of delivering its perverse twists at the most unexpected times. For Bonnie his life had been lived, and the bitter sweet memories of his wife, along with the never ending sorrow of losing his son so young remain with him, but were now ebbing slowly with the passing of the years. His days of love, warmth and tenderness well past and all that was left were his last few quiet years to grow old. Alone, yet content. What he had done, he had done and what had happened, had. All that remained was to live out the rest of his life in a

The Adventures of Hal by Derek Haines

The Adventures of Hal by Derek Haines

One thing I rarely do here on The Vandal is mention my books. Guilty as charged, so today I will right this wrong and introduce you to one of my favourite characters. Halbert Hoop, or better known as HAL. So without further ado here’s a taste of HAL! The Adventures of Hal Halbert Hoop, better known as Hal to his friends, was a lost member of the British peerage. His father, Baron Spencer Hoop, who’d unfortunately come to his demise a few months earlier when he fell from his polo pony and was struck in the right temple by the hoof of his own pony, and simultaneously by the mallet

Take Away A Vampire by Derek Haines

Take Away A Vampire by Derek Haines

My Take Away Vampire – A Tasty Novella Although Agatha is over three hundred years old, it certainly doesn’t mean that she can’t adapt and fit into ugly post-industrial small town suburbia. Partial to the delights that an evening at McDonald’s often serve her, she waits at her favourite dimly lit corner table – for her kind of take away. Being your typical urban vampire, this means that her fare isn’t up in bright lights on the menu above the cashiers. However, she usually finds exactly what she is looking for. Her teenage beauty, long blonde hair and ice blue eyes are a temptation very few can resist. After a