Delilah Street, Paranormal Investigator hangs out here

Welcome to the blog and my latest series protagonist, Delilah Street.

In Delilah’s Las Vegas of 2013, CSI is a world-wide franchise, the Inferno, Karnak and Gehenna hotels give an apocalyptic twist to the Strip, and a future Midnight Louie, feline PI, can even cross over to darkside Vegas in short stories.

Delilah accidentally became the Urban Fantasy bartender when she invented the Albino Vampire white chocolate-raspberry cocktail in the first book, Dancing with Werewolves.

She’s dancing with all varieties of scary or sexy supernaturals in Brimstone Kiss, Vampire Sunrise, and the forthcoming Silver Zombie, and there are matching cocktails, natch. Oh, and some of those supernaturals are both scary and sexy.

Good thing Delilah rescued 150-pound wolfhound-wolf cross dog, Quicksilver, and developed some weird talents of her own.

Paranormally Yours,

Carole

20 Responses to “Delilah Street, Paranormal Investigator hangs out here”

  • jessica:

    Will there bee more books on Delilah? Its a great seriesand love the cocktails!

  • Thanks, Darrell, glad you’re enjoying the series!

    I believe it! That poster is an awesome piece of Art Deco design. My husband took a photo
    of the Silver Zombie cocktail that looks a little like that poster. I need to post that
    photo on my website, but I’m doing a total redo this fall. Thanks for the alert on the
    movie poster.

    Sorry for the delay answering . . . sigh. It’s always like this: behind on everything.

    Carole

  • Darrell:

    Hi, I’ve read your series and enjoyed them greatly. Just saw a news blurb thought you’d find interesting. The movie poster for “Metropolis” may well break the $1 million record mark for posters, first ever. Take care! http://todayentertainment.today.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/06/26/12422197-worlds-most-valuable-movie-poster-could-sell-for-1-million?lite

  • Rebecca Mangrum:

    Hi Carole,
    I just finished re-reading the Delilah Street series. Any news on when we can expect the next book? Looking forward to the new “Louie” next month. Thanks for sharing these stories with us and keep up the good work.

  • Oh, gosh Ben!

    I’ll let the publisher know first thing Monday. It may have been a flawed reprinting
    or a production glitch on just one book. I’ll let you know.

    Thanks for the alert. You don NOT want to miss those four chapters!

    Carole

  • Ben:

    Hi Carole,

    I’ve been reading and enjoying dancing with werewolves (the Juno mass market paperback edition, it doesn’t say which printing) but have discovered to my dismay that the first page of chapter 7 on page 80 is followed on page 81 by the last page of chapter 11. Delilah was about to be accosted at a gas station, then all of a sudden appeared in Las Vegas, cahooting with some fellow Ric that I haven’t had the opportunity to meet. I’d rather like to know what happens in between.

    – B

  • Yes, Virtual Virgin will be out Nov. 29 of this year and a Delilah novella, “Monster Mash,” a “bittersweet story that resolves an old conflict in the world of classic monster movies,” Library Journal said, was in the Chicks Kick Butt anthology out last June. Another novella, “Snow Job,” will be in Hex Symbol, a 2012 anthology,
    and I’m putting reverted Delilah stories on e-book.

  • Bonnie Mitchell:

    Yippee!!!!! I was wondering if there were going to be any more of this series.

  • Hi, Gina,

    I always try to be original, so I’m glad to get feedback that I am! Delilah’s next book is Virtual Virgin, coming Nov. 29, and she also has a story in the Chicks Kick Butt anthology recently out. I’m glad you’re looking for more Delilah adventures, and Ric says it was his pleasure. :)

  • Gina Fousek:

    Hi Carole,
    I am almost through Brimstone Kiss. I’ve loved the books so far! They are refreshingly different. Your imagination is great! I’m looking forward to more Delilah adventures and I will definitly check out some of your other stuff! Thanks for the great late night reading and the sexy scenes with Ric!
    Sincerely, Gina

  • Hi, Jessica,

    I LOVE your suggestion . . . very funny. But . . . CinSims can only be made from black-and-white film because of the silver nitrate on it, and GWTW was one of the first and most magnificent color movies. However, Clark was with Ava Gardner in Magambo, the steamy safari movie, and she’s a brunette. In fact, we get a tour of brunette film femme fatales in VIRTUAL VIRGIN, which will be out next Nov. 30.

    Yes, I invented the drinks. Delilah started it in a Dancing with Werewolves scene at the Inferno bar, but I had to provide amounts to the ingredients she asked for, which bartenders compare to a white-chocolate Chocolatini. I need to get over the Fear of Updating WordPress. Authors work almost all the time and I know I don’t have time to keep up with techie matters. I’m hoping for some help this summer.

    Glad to have you as a fan!

    Carole

  • Jessica:

    I love your Delilah Street novels. I noticed others giving suggestions for CinSims: how about Rhett Butler and Scarlett O’Hara? Haha… you could make Rhett vie for Delilah’s love- he could have her confused with Scarlett since her coloring is so similar to Ms. O’Hara’s. Her trying to convince him of his erroneous affection could make for an interesting little side plot.

    Oh- I agree with a previous poster that the drink recipes should be posted on your site. Did you actually invent them, and have you tried them? I have promised myself that next time I go out, I am going to have the bartender try to make me an “Albino Vampire”. That sounds amazing.

    I can’t wait for “Virtual Virgin” to come out. You’ve made a fan out of me!

  • Hi, Katy!

    Delighted to see that your photo icon showed up here, the first poster who has. I finally got past a gravitar entry problem recently to get my icon to display.

    If you check out the Louie and Irene threads on the blog, you’ll see that much can go awry in a long publishing career. So I’m really glad to know you’ve stuck with me since the Irissa and Kendric series! And I’m delighted you’re eating up the Delilah Street series. I’m having a lot of fun with the world-building. Yes, Virtual Virgin is contracted for publication next Nov. 30. The fantasy field has certainly changed since Irissa’s day!

    Thanks for writing and the encouragement in these days of free-floating negativity!

    Carole & Delilah

  • Katy Sozaeva:

    I’ve been reading your stuff since way back with the Sword & Circlet series – I recently acquired all 4 Delilah Street novels and have been devouring them – I’m most of the way through “Silver Zombie” and now hoping that you have some new ones on the way. Just wanted to let you know that I am enjoying the heck out of these books! Thanks for many hours of delightful reading!

  • Oh, that Bela Lugosi ring would be a treat to own. I’d wear it often if I had it!

  • Robert A. Rosenberg:

    Thank you for your reply.

    You might be interested in the Wikipedia article about Forry. As a frequent Science Fiction Convention attendee, I met him on a number of occasions going back over 30 years or so. I also visited the Ackermanson and Son-of-Ackermanson (he moved to a new home when the collection got too big to allow him any living space) once while on the West Coast as part of attending a convention. The collection was interesting to see. Aside from the prop I mentioned, he had Bela Lagosi’s Dracula Ring which he often wore.

  • Hi, Robert,

    The PDF file is made and I wanted to get it posted before the book hit, but I’m not good at WordPress. I want a drop-down menu on the Delilah Street page, but I have to go through Dreamweaver, which I haven’t been on in a couple years. I was actually on Dreamweaver trying to figure things out a couple weeks back.Sigh. And now deadlines loom. I’ll try sending you the PDF via email. At least I know now readers are interested. There are some wild trailer sites on the list.

    Thanks for the mentioning possible names for the “latest CinSim.” (Thanks for not putting in a “spoiler.”) I have run into the name “Futura,” but not “Ultima Futura.” Delilah would so envy Forry Ackerman’s his prop! I know he
    was the ultimate collector, but didn’t know all the prizes he had. I’ll look into that further.

    Thanks!

    Carole

  • Robert A. Rosenberg:

    I just got done reading Silver Zombie and tried to look at the Movie Trailers and Cross-Reference list mentioned on the last page but do not see it here. Is this case of an expected Web Site update that never occurred or am I not looking in the right location here?

    Also, there is mention towards the end of the story of the need for a better name for the latest CinSim (whose name and origin I am not mentioning here to avoid spoiling the plot/etc. for those who have not yet read the book). That cinema character was referred to by SciFi and Horror Historian Forrest J “Forry” Ackerman (who had the prop in his Ackermansion) as Ultima Futura. I do not know if this was a name he invented or was how the character was referred to.

  • Hi, KJ,

    “Delilahtful series.” Very clever. :) Have not much time to post. Need to put those cocktail recipes on the site. Working on it. \

    The Stooges. My husband would love that! Thanks for the cool idea.

    Cheers,

    Carole

  • KJ Green:

    I LOVE your Delilahtful series! I’m hoping you come out with a drink post! Any chance of a Stooges appearance?
    A fan!
    Smiles,
    KJ

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