I loved writing this story. Having overdosed on vampires, werewolves, witches and angels, it was wonderful to explore the little-known mythology of the Norse succubus, the huldra. Rather than robbing their victims of blood, succubi survive on the life-force of their victims, a concept I thought had fascinating parallels with human relationships. I’ve studied runology and Norse mythology for five years now, and find it endlessly fascinating. I hope this story inspires readers to explore the myths and legends of the true lands of ice and fire.
The story is published by TTA publishing in issue 256 of Interzone, January 2015. The link to the magazine is http://ttapress.com/shop/
For anyone interested in the less well-known aspects of rune lore and Norse mythology, my Facebook page contains more information.