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Treacle & Treason by JoAnne Kenrick – Author Interview/Review


Title: Treacle and Treason

Series: Tales from the Coffin #4

Author: JoAnne Kenrick

Genre: Paranormal Erotica, Short Story, Vampire, Zombie, Ghost

Publisher: Decadent Publishing

Format: Ebook

Length: 24 pages


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Book Description:


It’s Bonfire Night, but the fireworks in Estella’s boudoir are more impressive than any rocket or sparkler. She has more pressing things on her mind than trivial traditions like burning the Guy and crunching her canines on treacle toffee. A spot of unrequited love, and her little deady bear’s rotting body.


What better way to distract herself than to entertain you with a ghostly retelling of the infamous Guy Fawkes and the Fifth of November legend.


In York, England—new job, new life—Tansy finds herself both fascinated and scared by the haunted history this cobbled-street city has to offer. Determined not to let her fears chase her back to her small home town, she spends the night in the birth place of Guy Fawkes on the anniversary of his arrest. When she comes face to face with the spirit of Britain’s most notorious conspirer, he kisses her oh so scandalously. The ghost of his lover joins the interlude, and takes over Tansy’s body. Possessed by Marie, she is powerless to interrupt the passion exploding between them. Not that she’d want to. Pleasure abound, their story is unraveled…


…and it’s nothing like the history books depict.


Author Interview:


Welcome Joanne Kenrick.


Is Treacle & Treason a single title, or part of a series?

Treacle and Treason is a part of the Tales from the Coffin series which is erotica horror and very different from my usual romance HEA required books. They are a story within a story – think Crypt Keeper telling smexy scary stories. Only the crypt keeper is a Mrs. Haversham type vampire with a zombie lackey who is also her lover.  We not only get a different story in each edition, but if you read the series in order, you also get the second story to follow of the storytellers Estella and Lucy.


What were your inspirations for the story?

Emilie Autumn’s music inspired the series, and Estella. Esp the song Opheliac.


Please share your setting for Treacle & Treason. Have you ever lived or visited there? If so, what did you like most?  

The stories are set in several different places, but Estella and Lucy’s ‘basement’ is in an old cemetery house at York Cemetery. I’ve been to York several times, and it is one of my favorite cities in England. In all of the UK, actually. Along with Chester. Both I love for the old-world setting, cobbled streets, Tudor buildings and all the ghosts.


When did the writing bug first bite?

When Santa left me a red typewriter under the Christmas tree when I was a child.


Who are you favorite authors, book/series?

Currently, my favorite authors are Anne Rainey (BLACKWATER series) and Stephanie Draven (LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME/1920s series)


If you could have an author roundtable discussion with any authors, who would you invite?

Stephen King, Anne Rice, Virginia Andrews, Nora Roberts, Lori Foster.


Do you have any hobbies or special things you like to do in your spare time? 

I love making book trailers and playing with the movie editor in general. Also, I have a love for sewing and other arts and crafts type projects.


What’s the strangest thing you’ve heard or seen?

A triangle of blue orbs hovering over a table during a séance in an old Tudor building in Chester, England.


Jesus H. Christ!  My first ever true Zombie story with f/f/m.  You knew, right?  Ms. Kenrick can write a sex scene no matter who or what is it in.  That said, I was a little lost with the characters because I’m jumping in the series at book #4.  I highly recommend that you read the other books before this one to learn about the characters.

All that said, I loved the story that Estella retold.  I love a good ghost story and throw in possession, sex and true pleasure, I’m there.  🙂  Who wouldn’t want to be possessed by a ghost and have the best sex of your life with a conspirer?  *raises hand*  Pick me, pick me!!!

Please tell me why I’m so in love with The Edge Series?  Its like a drug that I can not live without and Ms. Kenrick writes some of the best Edge books.  Again, I recommend that you read the first three books in the series to understand Estella, her zombie lover and the Bone Cruncher.  I know that I will.  🙂






About the Author:

Born n bred Brit, JoAnne Kenrick grew up in a wee sea-side town in North Wales and has enjoyed a variety of vocations such as holistic healer, window dresser, and ghost tour guide. Having lived in Wales ,England, and Scotland with her dear family, she finally escaped the dull British summers to reside in sunny Australia. After two years, they moved to the States where she endured three harsh winters in Minnesota. She now lives in North Carolina with her husband, two kids and two puddy cats. When they aren’t demanding her attention, or jumping on her head, she strums away on the keys of her little laptop, creating worlds and adventures she could only ever dream of. Come across the pond and faraway….with JoAnne Kenrick! Get exclusive sneak peeks at her new and upcoming releases by signing up to her quarterly newsletter here:


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