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The Crimson Time

By Patricia K. McCarthy

True North Perspective will feature a book by a Canadian writer each Friday or, as often as we can. The presentation will not be a review. It will include a profile of the author and information about the product of the author's literary labours. Today we present The Crimson Time, by Patricia K. McCarthy. — Geoffrey Dow, Managing Editor.

The Crimson Time is a tale of consumption to gross excess, a “vampire crawl” if you will; a pub crawl in the company of vampires, with a treasure hunt to drive the plot on its lurching, sodden way.

Magdalene, our luscious heroine returns, now a vampire full-blown. Bask in her immortal radiance as we share a few tumblers of dark rum with Auntie, listen as baby Finn farts (loudly; blame the vegetables) and watch as husband Samuel makes a total ass of himself.

Once again, Ms. McCarthy dishes up tales of wicked sex, basement grow-ops, police malfeasance, rampant bloodletting and more … all of it set on a single, late-winter’s day in Canada's fair Capital.

With McCarthy’s Crimson vampire series in hand, who would ever dare call Ottawa "the City that Fun Forgot?"


Patricia K. McCarthy lives and works in Ottawa, Ontario.

She is the author of the outrageously unconventional and wild Crimson series of vampire novels: The Crimson Man, The Crimson Boy, The Crimson Woman and The Crimson Time, her fourth novel.

The Crimson Time will be officially released on October 23, 2010 in Ottawa.

Patricia has also written three collections of erotic poetry.

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