G.E. McNally

Biography

I tend to travel a lot these days and have recently spent time in China, Thailand and the UK. If all goes well this year there are further plans for extended trips to Spain, Turkey, China (again) and maybe France. Essentially, I seem to have become the character in my blog - the nomadic flaneur: http://www.nomadicflaneur.blogspot.com . Much of my earlier life was spent on fire stations, initially due to my father's career as an officer in London Fire Brigade and secondly because I in my mid twenties I decided to follow him into the profession. Due to ill health I had to leave some years ago and change my focus in life. It was during this period that I started to write. I had always loved travel and had done so extensively during my brigade years but, for several years, this became something of a challenge owing to various ongoing injuries and suchlike. Of recent times these problems have improved greatly and I now find myself able to travel once more. During this time of my life there is a strong desire is to make up for lost time and spend much of my life on the road experiencing the world directly and reflecting this in my blog and my books.

Smashwords Interview

Why 'The Cambridge Vampire'?
The title says much of the content and expresses two of my loves in life! I have spent much time in Cambrige (UK) and have always enjoyed that ambience of the place. The sense of history one feels there, a sense of the ever present machinations of academia, of research and intellectual pursuits, the bookshops and the cafes, the pubs and the restaurants, all combine to give the place a presence uniquely its own. There is also a chapter of the book set in Cambridge, Massachusetts.. I had the privilege of spending a little time there too a few years back and enjoyed it immensely.
Vampires...well, what can I say? I have enjoyed such tales since my childhood. In those far off days Christopher Lee biting the exposed neck of a doomed damsel in a low cut bodice was about as exciting as it got on UK TV! Later, I read the original tale from Bram Stoker and a few of the more modern takes on the theme, Anne Rice in particular. I share with many a distaste for the overly sanitized insipid versions of vampires that are supplied by such things as the Twilight series. I like my vampires with fangs!
What do you read for pleasure?
Apart from the obvious vampire novels, I tend to enjoy a wide range of books. I have an ongoing interest in hypnosis and NLP and have read many books in this area. I have also practised many of the techniques. Much of this interest is reflected in the novel as both the main characters have an involvement in these areas. Apart from that I enjoy books on psychology, anthropology and other, more esoteric matters.
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Where to find G.E. McNally online


Books

Deeper and Deeper: A Brief History of Hypnotic Trance
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,640. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Alternative therapies
This is a concise eBook which examines hypnotic trance and its development through history. To a large extent these developments were influenced by the times in which they took place and the book duly takes note of this process. We get to meet some of the most famous practitioners from Franz Anton Mesmer to Milton H. Erickson and learn along the way much about the nature of this phenomenon.
The Cambridge Vampire
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 105,970. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead
to read this book is to find yourself drawn into a mesmeric world of enticement, excitement and danger. it follows the development of two vampires, one in modern day cambridge, the other from the steppes of old russia. enter this world with caution, the dark has its fascinations that may readily ensnare the unwary.

G.E. McNally's tag cloud

cambridge    dhampir    dracula    egyptian    erickson    greek    historical    horror    horror adult    horror and dark humor    horror and sex    hypnosis    hypnotism    love    mesmerism    nlp    paris    romance    spirituality    trance    vampire    venice