Narrelle M Harris is an award-winning writer of crime, horror, fantasy, romance and erotica. Her 30+ works of fiction, including 11 novels, have been published in Australia, US, Croatia and the UK.
Award nominations include Fly By Night (Ned Kelly Award), Witch Honour and Witch Faith (both short-listed for the George Turner Prize), and Walking Shadows (Chronos Awards; Davitt Awards). Her ghost/crime story Jane won the Athenaeum Library’s “Body in the Library” prize at the 2017 Scarlet Stiletto Awards.
Her work includes vampire novels, erotic spy adventures, het and queer romance, traditional Holmesian mysteries, and Holmes/Watson romances The Adventure of the Colonial Boy (2016) and A Dream to Build a Kiss On (2018). Queer paranormal thriller-romance, Ravenfall, was released in 2017; spec-fic het romance, Grounded, was released in March 2019 by Escape Publishing.
In 2020, Clan Destine Press released Kiss and Cry, the fourth novella in Narrelle’s Duo Ex Machina series which includes Number One Fan, Fly By Night and Sacrifice; and in 2019 released her short story collection Scar Tissue and Other Stories; and rock-and-roll urban fantasy Kitty and Cadaver.
Upcoming releases include Beyond Redemption, the third of the Vampires of Melbourne series, (along with a re-release of the first two books, The Opposite of Life and Walking Shadows)
Praise for The Opposite of Life
Charlaine Harris – yes, the Charlaine Harris of Sookie Stackhouse/True Blood fame (and no relation) – said in her blog The Opposite of Life is:
“certainly a most unusual vampire novel. Lissa Wilson, librarian, geek, and young woman about town, has a horrendous evening in a club when she opens a restroom door to find two dead girls.
"But that’s just the beginning of Lissa’s trials and tribulations. She seems to be the magnet for trouble. Even her attraction to a new man, Daniel, comes to an abrupt end when Daniel vanishes. Along the road of discovery about the underworld of her city, Lissa learns a lot about the people around her, and even more about herself. She’s a wonderful character; not because she’s an heroic supergirl, but because she rings true. If you can get this book, do. It’s really a refreshing take on a common theme.”