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Vaughn Belak Hardcover Coffee Table Art Book Interview on

Vaughn Belak is interviewed for by Ed Grabianowski in an article called Art Should Always Inspire: Exclusive Interview with Painter Vaughn Belak.

Vaughn Belak is working on a Dodging Knives and Throwing Bullets: The Dark Art and Inspiration of Vaughn Belak Coffee Table Art Book Kickstarter project. Inspired by horror, fairytales, myth, nude gothic girls, sobriety and the abyss, it is a hardcover coffee table art book dark art and inspiration for being creative and staying happy and sober. Kickstarter is all or nothing, so it has to hit 100% of the goal or the book does not happen. I would really love to have this book happen.


Razor Candi Interview by (PICS)

Razor Candi is interviewed by

Razor Candi Interview by

Razor Candi Interview by

via Fiction Editor Position is seeking a new fiction editor. comes from a strong literary tradition, so the fiction editor will need to have exacting standards. The site receives more visitors every month than any other literary genre site on the net. Writers has published in the past include David J. Schow, Thomas S. Roche, Clint Catalyst, Maria Alexander, Poppy Z. Brite, Richard Matheson, Ramsey Campbell, and many more luminaries of the dark writing world.

Fiction editor will initially be responsible for reading all writing submissions and doing coverage on submitted fiction pieces. Fiction editor will then be responsible for contracting and copy-editing final selections and reporting a schedule for writer payouts. Must be proficient in Microsoft Word. WordPress, Excel, and Photoshop skills a plus. Ability to do writer outreach a plus. Please only apply if you are well-versed in literary horror and enjoy the genre. Honorarium pay will be quarterly and more beer money than absinthe money. You will, however, have the ability to put authors in front of a very large readership. Your good taste could break new authors and expose established authors to important audiences.

To apply, please email with the subject heading FICTION EDITOR. Please provide information on:
–why you want to do this
–three recent books or short stories you enjoyed with a sentence on why for each
–a few writers or publishers you enjoy with a sentence on why for each
–what conventions or other writing events you attend
–any editorial experience you have
–any experience you have contracting writers or other creatives
–any educational background you have
–your level of proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, WordPress, and Photoshop
The idea is to provide a sense of both your qualifications and your taste.

[Blue Blood Newletter] Awards, Holiday Sale, Press

Here’s your BlueBlood Newsletter, 2011 Wrap-Up Edition:
– Happy New Year and a Fabulous Forthcoming 2012
– APN Awards Nominations and Wins
– Re-Design
– Hustler Interviews Amelia G and Nicotine
– Panel of Experts
– Re-Design Red Carpet Event
– Marquis #51
– All Access Pass Call for Submissions
– Picture and Premium magazines
– Blue Blood Megasite 50% Off This Week Only As Little as $4 a Month
More details on this super fab deal at the end of this newsletter.
– Contact Reminder: West Hollywood Snail, Model/Photog Submit

Happy New Year and a Fabulous Forthcoming 2012
Blue Blood has so much going on that it is a good idea to follow the Blue Blood Twitter for up-to-the-minute info. In 2012, Blue Blood has a bunch of cool party sponsorships coming up, some very exciting print projects, and the launch of Blue Blood Fleshlights kicking off with the lovely lady parts of Nicotine and Misti Dawn. As we both gear up for the future and reflect on this past year, here are some of the highlights of 2011: Re-Design
You have probably noticed that got a spiffy new look in 2011. There are lots of new articles and new conversations. Music videos, cool style, and pop culture deconstructions. Come say hello and participate in intelligent counterculture debate and hotness 🙂

2011 APN Awards Nominations and Wins
Blue Blood received a flattering number of nominations and took home half a dozen wins from the APN Awards, including Best Gothic Update for Razor Candi/GothicSluts, Best Nerd Update for Nicotine/EroticFandom, Best Site Re-Design for Forrest Black/GothicSluts, and Best Alternative Photography for Amelia G and Forrest Black. The sites received a number of other nominations for various awards over the course of the year, but it felt extra-good to be recognized in such important wins from awards run by people who really get it. The Blue Blood crew is looking forward to the 2012 awards.

Hustler Interviews Amelia G and Nicotine
Hustler magazine ran an interview with Amelia G and Nicotine in a feature on steampunk. “What the Heck is Steampunk?” was also illustrated with photography by Amelia G and Forrest Black. This is in the February issue, on newsstands now. Panel of Experts began running a series of features with a Panel of Experts interviewed on various horror and gothic-related topics. Blue Blood notables on the Panel include Amelia G, John Shirley, Will Judy, Forrest Black, Cecilia Tan, Thomas S. Roche, Ed Mironiuk, Eric Swartz, and Chad Savage. Re-Design Red Carpet Event
Blue Blood sponsored the red carpet event for’s celebration of its dark new design. Blue Blood notables in attendance included Amelia G, Forrest Black, Carlos Batts, April Flores, Diana Knight, and Daniel Ian Essex of the Astrovamps.

Marquis #51
Marquis #51 hit German newsstands. For this issue, Amelia G and Forrest Black did their Big in America column on the exceedingly flexible Alecia Joy. This makes more than thirty issues in a row of Marquis, the highest circulation glossy fetish magazine in the world, which have featured work by Blue Blood’s Amelia G and Forrest Black.

All Access Pass Call for Submissions
Editrix Amelia G is looking for a pansexual orientation and (ironically perhaps) is still reading for a few more hetero boy/girl stories for this sequel to the critically-acclaimed Backstage Passes.

Picture and Premium magazines
Picture and Premium magazines have been running an extensive series of spreads highlighting in their glossy international pages. The Blue Blood crew has not seen the magazines yet, but have been told the layouts look very nice.

Blue Blood Megasite 50% Off This Week Only

The secret sale page is hidden on GS, but that membership gives you access to EVERYTHING from with more than 120,000 high end artistic photographs of 464+ beauties. From ethereal gothic beauties to punks who like to smash things to geeky fandom costume babes to fetish deities, Blue Blood features the most stunningly and uniquely beautiful. A battalion of coffee table book and nightclub photographers have contributed to and it shows. Not to mention erotic fiction from some of the top names in genre writing and just a dab of video.

Recent new additions to the site have included creative works featuring Razor Candi, Misti Dawn and Michael Vegas, Ruby Violence, Krysta Kaos, Sierras, Angel Beau, Scar, Darenzia, Eve, Voltaire and more! At Blue Blood Secret World Headquarters Global, there are some serious fans of bright sparkly things, decorations, plentiful food, and Santa hats. Plus everyone is feeling celebratory as Blue Blood enters its 20th year.

You can sign up for half price for the next week only — as little as $4 a month — and, as an extra bonus, when you sign up, you will be given the option to add a membership to Erotic BPM as well, for only a dollar.

Contact Info Revisited:
You probably all know this by now, but, if you still have any of the e-mails in your address book, delete them as they have been discontinued. Do not attempt to get in touch using Maryland, Virginia, Georgia, or Beverly Hills contact info. All swag, contracts, review materials, requests for interviews, invitations to conventions, contest giveaways, photo submissions, pitches, free clothes, offers to fly the Blue Blood crew to your city, vials of your blood, etc. should be sent to:

Blue Blood
8033 Sunset Blvd #4500
West Hollywood, CA 90046

Press releases about your own projects can be snail-mailed or sent to

Models and photographers can submit via and writers via


–AMELIA G & FORREST BLACK & Panel of Experts – BDSM in Horror (SFW) Panel of Experts – BDSM in Horror
Posted by Amelia G

bdsm in horror has posted a new installment of the Panel of Experts and the current question is: Does a storyline seem more or less frightening to you, when BDSM themes are included, such as those in Hellraiser or Ichi the Killer? Besides yours truly, some other Blue Blood notables on the Panel include John Shirley, Will Judy, Forrest Black, Cecilia Tan, Thomas S. Roche, Ed Mironiuk, Eric Swartz, and Chad Savage.

For me, the relatability and familiarity of some of the BDSM aspect . . .

( Read more ) Party Red Carpet Pics

From — lots more pics at the site . . . Party Red Carpet Pics

Monday, March 21st, 2011 | Filed under Events,Headline,Horror,Images | Posted by

Everyone at HQ West Coast Division is still recovering from Saturday night. The party to celebrate the newest site design was a smashing success. Luminaries in attendance included writers Maria Alexander, Gram Ponante, and Richard Dean Starr, dark artists Forrest Black, Carlos Batts, and Tim Sin, nightclub impressario Tricia LaBelle, superstar Blue Blood beauty April Flores, Blue Blood costume babe Diana Knight, OG Blue Blood model Daniel Ian Essex of the Astrovamps, media mogul Amelia G, and a rogue’s gallery of other cool creative people. Party-goers enjoyed the giveaways generously provided by BOOM! Studios (including exclusive pre-release copies of their new Clive Barker Hellraiser comic.) The bands The Tragic Tantrum and Mather Louth and Radio Noir and deejays John C & Amanda Jones kept it spooky and fun all night long. Check out the pics from the red carpet, shot by Tim Sin and Amelia G for your viewing pleasure:

( lots more pics after the jump ) Party 18+, Art Show, BOOM! Studios Giveaways Party 18+, Art Show, BOOM! Studios Giveaways

Saturday, March 19th, 2011 | Filed under Books,Events,Headline</span> | Posted by

boom studios party giveaways

Nineteen Eight hour countdown to the party tonight! </p>

A few more kickass things:

The event is 18+ (not 21+), which means you only have to be eighteen-years-old to attend. One of the reasons for holding the party at this venue is that they are extra-cool about this.

Blue Blood’s Forrest Black and Amelia G will be doing a digital gallery show. The artwork projected on the walls will be portraiture of many denizens of the dark and fabulous, some of whom will be in attendance.

BOOM! Studios has given us a ton of great books giveaways. There is stuff from a number of their darker lines, including the 28 Days Later series, the Cthulu Tales series, Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, and . . . [drum roll please!] issue #1 of the new Clive Barker Hellraiser comic. That’s right! Clive Barker is doing a new Hellraiser story in comic book form. There are multiple cover designs, one with art by Clive Barker, one with work by Tim Bradstreet, and one by Nick Percival. The Hellraiser comic books are not available in stores until Wednesday, but a couple dozen lucky VIPs are going to get a copy of issue number one at the party. Clive Barker + Hellraiser + issue #1 = a very cool collectible . . .

( Read more ) Party! Party!

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011
Filed under Events,Headline,Horror</span> | PartyYou have no doubt noticed the spiffy new design on, so come on out this Saturday, March 19, and help us celebrate. In’s fifteen years, this is probably the sixth or seventh site design. Mixing things up is good. Here at, we pride ourselves on our combination of horrific literary tradition and bad attitude, but that doesn’t mean we don’t like to come out at night sometimes!

The new site design launch party is hosted by Tricia LaBelle and Bar Sinister at Boardners. Boardners is at 1652 Cherokee Ave, just off Hollywood Boulevard in the heart of Hollywood. Boardners is a seventy-year-old historic Hollywood venue. It is rumored to be the last stop for Elizabeth Short, where she drank before her ghoulish murder gave her immortality as the Black Dahlia. At one time, Boardners appeared to be a beauty parlor, but this was really just a front for its true calling as a gambling speakeasy. What a perfect place to celebrate the dark!

After the event, will be publishing photos from the party red carpet. Red carpet arrivals are from 10pm to 11pm. contributors, including fiction writers, artists, and members of the panel of experts, should contact us for guest list. Community members with more than 1,000 posts (who have not been Eyeball SPORKED!) qualify for VIP as well. Blue Blood’s Amelia G and Forrest Black will also be covering the party for magazines and online, with a portrait photo location towards the back door of the nightclub. There will also be performances from two gothic bands on stage, The Tragic Tantrum and Mather Louth And Radio Noir, with DJ John C & DJ Tommy spinning in between and after.

You can use the flyer below for a discount, on . . .

( more details and nightclub discount coupon after the jump )