Saturday, February 27, 2010

Unholy Embrace of vampire novels - The vampire's need for secrecy

“There is a natural curiosity among mortal male and female lovers of vampires about the history of their particular lover. Most vampires are reluctant to reveal the stories of their undead lives because secrecy is an integral part of their survival instinct. Vampires are reluctant to reveal the details of when they were turned.”
In The Vampires among Us by Thaddeus Romans

 In my vampire novel, Unholy Embrace, the mortal male protagonist wants to know the female vampire' history for the past 400 years. She is reluctant to tell him for several reasons. First, telling her story would make her relive the worst moment of her life, the night when another vampire killed and turned into one of the undead. There is also the issue of revealing secrets she has kept to herself over the centuries. Secrecy has been a survival strategy for her, and even though she loves him, telling him the details of her vampiric life goes against her experience. Lastly, there are personal details and experiences she is not ready to share. There were other lovers before him, which he need not know about. Moreover, during her long existence, the brief periods of violence interrupting decades of boredom, events which she has found difficult to accept.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Unholy Embrace a vampire novel - vampires versus werewolves.

In writing Unholy Embrace, I made battles between the protagonists, Nessa and Frank, and werewolves a significant part of the plot. The question whether a vampire or werewolf would prevail in a fight is not an infrequently discussed topic. In one sense, it's a unanswerable question because we're talking about two mythical creatures. However, when people write and read about vampires and werewolves the issue takes on more meaning. For the purposes of discussion, my money is on the vampire defeating the werewolf. Why? Strength and razor sharp teeth are on the side of the werewolf, but the vampire brings cunning and patience to the battle. The werewolf in its animal form is bound by its animal nature and more likely to fight out of instinct, leaving it prey to counterattack by the vampire. In my novel, there is a seven-foot tall three hundred fifty pound alpha-male werewolf. This monstrous creature is a "game changer" and it is questionable whether a vampire could defeat such a creature. If you are more interested in finding out what I think, read my novel.  Link to first three chapters below.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Unholy Embrace a Vampire Novel

“Most female vampires see their mortal male lovers as sexual playmates. However, some female vampires form deep attachments, which are similar to marital relationships.”
In The Vampires among Us by Thaddeus Romans fictional vampire expert

 In the vampire novel, Unholy Embrace, the author depicts a deep relationship between a 400 year-old female vampire and her mortal lover. Though this relationship started off with two people seeking casual sex, it developed much the way long lasting relationships among mortals do. However, in the novel, the drama serves as a source of conflict between the two lovers as they try to stay alive fighting other vampires and werewolves. In the end, the relationship prospers because of the problems they faced together.

Below is a link to the first three chapters of the novel.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The Singular Death of Morton by Algernon Blackwood - free vampire short story

The Singular Death of Morton by Algernon Blackwood is a story about two men who go hiking in the forest and their meeting with a strange young woman. The woman feeds them some milk, but then takes more than she offered. It is a fatal encounter for poor Morton.