Chancery Stone likes wading about in darkness. She always has.
Equally well, she loves the magical powers of redemption, particularly self-redemption. She has a particular fondness for heroes (of either sex) who don’t let anyone fuck with them. This does not involve kick-boxing, vampirism, government agencies or a sociopathic knowledge of firearms. Instead this involves going their own way, in their own time, to their own tune and realising that if God is watching it’s only to see if you’re one of the smart ones.
Chancery Stone was born half a lifetime ago in a quaint Scottish fishing hamlet known as East Kilbride, where she would run wild and untrammelled about the hills, picking heather and singing in the Gaelic. In her spare time, between making moss dyes and raising nursling quails, she ran a child sex club. She was a child herself at this time, of course, and therefore has managed to evade the long arm of the law.
At least thus far.
The Dirty Club had a simple remit: sex, sex and more sex. Limited as it was by her age and ignorance, this chiefly involved urolagnia, exhibitionism, voyeurism, humiliation, bondage, homosexuality, frottage, fingering, nudism, paedophilia, ritualistic power games, domination, bullying, more humiliation and more urolagnia. In fact, altogether too much urolagnia.
She was outed several times – by children to other children, and by adults who really didn’t like that sort of thing. Driven underground at the age of twelve she became a sad academic recluse and took up reading savage and horrific literature and absolutely anything with sex in it.
Then there was wider reading. And yet more reading. And sick three-novels-a-day-habit style reading. And a lot of theatre. And then back to sex again – sex and more sex – extended by now to contain the more missionary and conventional forms thereof.
Eventually she got sick of reading (but, somehow, never of sex) and decided to write instead, and then all of this life-strangely-lived started to spiral out of her, backwards, onto paper.
We expect that once the DANNY Quadrilogy™ is finally done she will turn out some very interesting books in the vein of “Moss Dyeing for Beginners“ and “Quail Baby, Fly Away Home.”
And after that there will be death.
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DANNY 1.0 - Hope House - Part 4
The fourth part in the first volume of the DANNY Quadriliogy. Until now, the Jackson Moores have managed to keep their skeletons firmly inside the closet, but when Henderson unwittingly uncovers their twisted House of Usher, the whole rotten construct starts to sink into the mire, dragging everyone with it in a spectacular display of ruthless revenge.
The Boy With The Red Hair
The Boy With the Red Hair is the emotional story of a jaded aristocratic who finds himself overcome with a paralysing infatuation for his young serving boy. Set in the 1700s, it is both a period drama and a study of the power of physical beauty to overcome that most common of common senses – self-preservation.
DANNY 1.0 Hope House - Part 3
P.C. James Henderson first spies Danny - youngest son of the Jackson Moores - on his way to commit a crime - or at least to conceal one. This pivotal moment sets Henderson on a doomed road of infatuation and addiction, ending in ruin and, ultimately, death. For Danny is no ordinary boy and he belongs to no ordinary family.
Twilight Tales is a magical collection of dark fairy tales set in the shadowy woods of urban highways and faceless corridors. Skillfully painted in a Halloween palette of bonfire orange and steely grey, these mystical tales are a journey into an unrelenting darkness where the monsters are the beasts within ourselves….
A journalist blunders around the leopard-print banquets of seedy gay clubs in 1980s Brighton, desperately seeking his lost muse. But in his search for Violet Rose, the rock-maker’s daughter, strange things take place in the salt-corroded seafront toilets under the cover of a velvet night.
Set in the avant-garde world of modern ballet, Delaney is a story of desire, greed and ambition amidst the sweaty bodies, nudity and backstabbing of a gay contemporary dance company.
DANNY 1.0 - Hope House - Part 2
P.C. James Henderson spies Danny - youngest son of the Jackson Moores - on his way to commit a crime - or at least to conceal one. This pivotal moment sets Henderson on a doomed road of infatuation and addiction, ending in ruin and, ultimately, death.
For Danny is no ordinary boy and he belongs to no ordinary family.
DANNY 1.0 - Hope House - Part 1
The Jackson Moores have always managed to keep their skeletons firmly inside the closet, but when PC James Henderson unwittingly uncovers their twisted House of Usher, the whole rotten construct starts to sink into the mire, dragging everyone with it in a spectacular display of ruthless revenge.
Is Elmer Grant a satyr, a mystic beast hell-bent on feeding his own insatiable hungers, or merely a mortal man who brings trouble and broken hearts in his wake? Whatever his origins, Grant's entry into the staid halls of Smith & Wainright, manufacturer of fine fabrics, is a match that ignites a powder keg of sexual frenzy in this erotic dark fairy tale from the creator of the DANNY Quadrilogy.
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