Wednesday, March 28, 2012


Naomi Clark is another one of the talented authors published with Damnation Books. She is . . .well, let's just say she is a most interesting lady with her likes and dislikes, and I'm certain that her wonderful predisposition to such eclectic tastes led her to write horror.

Her novel Afterlife runs the gamut of underground little groadies and daemons. I love the English spelling of demons: it makes them appear to be almost majestic. My favorite person in this novel, other than Yasmin-the protagonist-is Yasmin's mom. What a hoot! Okay, I suppose this tells you there is some humor involved here as well. Don't worry, though. There is still plenty of blood and guts and down-home horror.

Naomi Clark lives in Cambridge and is a mild-mannered office worker by day, but a slightly crazed writer by night. Her short fiction has appeared in ezines from Midnight Times to Dark Fire Fiction. She has a perfectly healthy obsession with giant sea creatures and a preference for vodka-based cocktails. When she's not writing, Naomi is probably either reading or watching 80s cartoon shows, and sometimes she manages to do all three at once.

I pulled this description of Afterlife from Amazon:

Yasmin Stoker is a ghost tour guide who spends her days showing tourists around Shoregrave's haunted hotspots. She also happens to be a wraith who spends her nights hunting Revenants, newly-risen flesh-eating vampires. On one of her regular hunts, she witnesses a mysterious ghostly girl pulling the body of a teenage boy underground. Who and what is this girl, and why is she attacking men around the city? Yasmin investigates, but it quickly becomes clear that somebody wants to keep her from finding the killer and they'll do anything-including ambushing her with ghouls and cacodaemons-to stop her. With only a persistent private eye and a taciturn vampire (one of the Immaculate, no less) to help her, Yasmin must deal with fanatical necromancers, crazed ghosts, and a sexy history teacher in her quest to solve the mystery. And along the way she uncovers some heartbreaking truths about her own existence.


Naomi Clark is a great lady and a fantastic author.

Naomi Clark is a Woman in Horror!



  1. Great post! I am already a fan of Naomi's. This sounds like another great read! Dina Rae

  2. It is a great read, Dina! I read the sequel, too. It is also excellent