mandag 19. september 2016

Tragic Books celebrates 1 k pins on Pinterest!

Today, Tragic Books achieved its first thousand pins on Pinterest! Hurra! 

And there’s no better way to celebrate than invite YOU to indulge in our selection of Dark Music, Gothic Fashion and other cool stuff!

fredag 9. september 2016

Tragic Books Upcoming Release: The Picture of Dorian Gray in Quotes and Nudes

For those who love art and the acclaimed Gothic Classic "The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde, 24th October you have a calling. Tragic books, with license from CMG Worldwide, is publishing a beautiful art book with 60+ quotes of the original novel accompanied by 20 fine art nudes studies by Isis Sousa.

The book will be exclusively for sale at this link:

And the editions are limited! 150 Paperbacks + 150 Hardcovers. The purchases will be numbered. There will be no second edition or reprint!

Building Henrique – clues on the lead character of As Cold As Thorns, my upcoming Gothic novel

As Cold As Thorns now has a release date scheduled: 28th November, the Cyber Monday! Hurra! And I’d like to share some “teaser clues” about the lead character, Henrique.

What I can disclose with you right now is that: he is secretive, he is mysterious, he is ingenious, he is brilliant and he is an artist.

He is both “the love or hate” AND “love and hate” kind of character, with a well balanced male+female personality. (I said personality, his sexual orientation is straight.)

Ladies and Gentlemen, here are some famous characters which could represent different shades of my dear, beloved Henrique:

Willy Wonka

Alice & The Mad Hatter

The Evil Queen

Ichabod Crane 


Dorian Gray

If you enjoy characters who are on the dark side and are eccentric by nature, I welcome you to read this tale.

mandag 29. august 2016

Leonhard's TOP PICKS from Scarlet Burn, UK alternative shop

LEONHARD is the lead male character @ The Night of Elisa - Illustrated Gothic Novel, which takes place during the Victorian Era. He is a painter and has existed for long centuries of darkness and solitude, until the time of the the story, when he sees himself among true, loyal friends. He is a man of traditions and his lifestyle has always been rooted on the dark side of existence.

Scarlet Burn, UK Alternative Shop and I have asked him: 

Leonhard, if you were a modern-day Goth, which would be your top picks from the shop and why?
And here is what we got:

I'd certainly wear this Chaos necklace instead of my ascots and scarves, trading therefore the elegant for the... - this that you so call "casual"?

Chaos is the essence burning at the underground of my mind, hiding beneath it's compartmentalization  and preoccupations with perfection and control.
I'd have one of these door knockers, to let those who come at my door know how much I welcome them. Oh! I cherish this design! It reminds me of certain places I have been a long, long time ago.

Beauty in all its shapes and nuances should be the feast of my soul. This slightly puzzling calendar would help me to register the days of earthly time - a concept which I have trouble understanding - and nonetheless, should keep me entertained with this delightful female figure.

(Scoffs.) I just hope my dearest Elisa will not grow jealousy upon hearing these words...
I know myself just too well. I been provided of great amounts of time for doing analysis of the self and reflections upon my actions and impulses. I have these obsessions which come in waves and I am most certain, that I would have to live there - where you are - in the material world, my newest obsession would have been Death itself.

And that's why the rest of this list will gravitate around it. I cannot already think of something else... And thus, I indulged in this incense burner.
Books! One cannot live (ironic use of words) without them! Those magnificent bookends would be essential on my shelves. Specially one on each end of my 1700s Shakespearian collection, as if a transgression from Hamlet itself.

What can be more frightening and at the same time more beautiful than what lies beneath the surface? The pillars of man's material essence are sculpted in bones and that art of the finest is only revealed when life has fled the vessel.

This Atrocity Lamp is mostly, illuminating, shall I say the least.

Leonhard: I am most grateful and amused of having such an opportunity to wander my mind on the things of the living! I indulged in this playful activity, but now I must return to my realm. The duties of Duskland are calling for me.

Isis Sousa & Scarlet Burn: You are most welcome! And it was fun having you participating on this post!
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You can find these awesome items and much more at Scarlet Burn. And you know something really cool? Each time you purchase something from this UK shop, you earn reward points, which you can spend later on!