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November - the month of longer nights, morning frosts, fireworks and creaking floorboard

s (usually because you've just turned the heating on for the first time in months, sadly, and not something far more exciting). So what better time to celebrate all things dark and dastardly and vampyrus...

Tim O'Rourke is a former anti-terrorist investigator for the police and has written an astonishing amount of highly imaginative fantasy fiction in a very short space of time. He mixes the horrific with the humorous, the outrageous with the humble and there's a nice dollop of soul-searching and good old moralistic behaviour in each adventure too.

The reason I haven't trumpeted him before now is because we are linked - Tim put his trust in me as a fledging and 'oh so green I could have played Shrek or Princess Fiona's alter ego with no make-up necessary' audiobook narrator and producer back in 2014 - and so it's always difficult to compliment without looking like you're doing a bit of self-promotion.

But as he has continued to place his trust and support in me and allow me to voice his creations through all the ups and downs of series one (and believe me, any mistakes, delays and dodgy bits are all courtesy of yours truly) and now into series two, I wanted to thank him sincerely for that support and encouragement.

Audible has released an omnibus edition of series one recently and the world that Tim has concocted can be appreciated over thirty-nine hours and more than 360,000 words, quite some achievement. Added to that, the mystery that runs through the series never quite lets you relax smugly and say 'oh yeah, I know where it's going next'.

So for all the fun and laughter I've had in the booth and the time spent with those vampyrus, thank you Mr O'Rourke and may they keep visiting your imagination forever.

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