Karla Sorensen used to be big in horror films. In the 60s and 70s self-respecting low-budget bloodily schlocky shocker was complete without the Queen of the Vampires presiding over it. She was well qualified for it, after all...at the age of ten she sold her soul to the devil. Now, although spookily ageless, Karla is kcking on in years. Her residuals are drying up and she needs some cash, so she decides to return to the rth of England, to Manchester, to appear in Menswear, Britain's riskiest television soap opera. Not everyone's happy about her return to the fame game, however. The current star of the late-night show is Lance Randall, the famously bisexual actor, and he is furious to hear that Karla is about to become his co-star. He hates her, he fears her, and he's convinced that she's coming to steal his very soul. Dark clouds are massing around Manchester; deep, dark, devilish secrets are about to be unleashed that will wreak havoc on all around.
Paul Magrs is a senior lecturer in English Literature and Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia. He is the author of six highly acclaimed novels, Modern Love, Marked for Life, Does it Show? Could it be Magic, All The Rage and Aisles. He is also the author of two books for children.