Thank you very much to Chris Thrall inviting me to be interviewed for "The Next Big Thing". Check out Chris's bestselling true story 'Eating Smoke: One Man's Descent into Drug Psychosis in Hong Kong's Triad Heartland' at

I guess I better start answering the questions:

Q: What is the title of your book?


Q: Where did the idea come from the book?

Meeting so many Asian readers who loved the Twilight series. Bloodswell is a Chinese Twilight.

Q: What genre does your book fall under?

Young Adult/ Mummy Porn/Fanfiction/Romantic Thriller.

Q: Which Actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?

Psy as my Chinese vampire. Zhang Ziyi or a Hong Kong beauty as Anna.

Q: What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

A romantic fast-paced vampire saga infused with the sights, people and atmosphere of Hong Kong.

Q: Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?

The book has just been released by QX Publishing Co Ltd, a sister company of Commercial Press Hong Kong.

Q: How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?

About twelve weeks.

Q: What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?

A romantic paranormal thriller set in Hong Kong is a first!

Q: Who or what inspired you to write this book?

The emotions that swirl around first love and desire.

Q: What else about your book might pique the reader's interest?

Bloodswell is a story of intense friendships, dangerous secrets and forbidden love.

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Bloodswell Reviews

  • Asian Review of Books
    About Bloodswell

    Any Hong Kong reader, and outsiders too, will delight in Houng's vivid, mesmerizing, and occasionally unpalatable portrait of her hometown.

  • Mandy Lee
    About Bloodswell

    The paranormal elements, and a murder mystery, are subtly layered into the narrative to provide historical and emotional context rather than blood and gore.

  • Louise Preston
    About Bloodswell

    Houng keenly observes Chinese culture, customs and folklore and the way in which they interact with modern Chinese life.

  • South China Morning Post
    About Bloodswell

    Houng as an impressive understanding of local customs, beliefs and youth culture.

    About Bloodswell

    A raunchy, fast-paced vampire saga infused with the sights, people and atmosphere of Hong Kong.

    About Bloodswell

    I literally could not stop reading it once I had started. I think that the idea for the story is brilliant. I would definitely recommend this book to other people.

    About Bloodswell

    I really enjoyed the novel. I will buy it instantly when it's published.

    About Bloodswell

    Jane Houng not only tells a tale of love, it is also a modern re-telling of a Chinese myth that is breathtakingly fabulous.

    About Bloodswell

    I really love the dark undercurrents in the novel, and the prose, which is brilliant.  It’s just so readable.

  • EMMA
    About Bloodswell

    It captured my attention from the beginning.



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