The Great Vampire Dispute ~ Paul Lewis’ Vamps

by Emerian Rich

Paul Lewis is next up on the vampire writer inspection list. He’s the author of the Immortal Series and his vamps don’t sparkle! He says he did his research with his monsters. “They are not some brooding sparkly vampires that just want to stare intensely. They are emotion driven monsters.”

Let’s learn more about them, shall we?

PAUL’S VAMPS

  • book mugAuthor name: Paul Lewis
  • What is the title of your series? Immortal Series
  • How many books are currently for sale or listen? Three. Immortal Betrayal, Immortal Burden and Immortal Vengeance. This the complete series as of now but will pick up again.
  • What is the series about? Darien, viking and explorer, braves the treacherous seas to discover new lands. That changes when he falls in love. But his world is shattered when he learns she has already been promised her to another. Darien’s loyalty is put to the test as he battles vampires and werewolves. Darien finds himself having to choose between the woman he loves and his very soul. With tragic romance, heart stopping thrills, and plot twists, Immortal Betrayal aims to please.
  • Where can readers buy, read, or listen to your vampire series?Immortal Betrayal – Amazon.com Books can also be found many places like Barnes and Noble, Booksamillion, and many more. Also look in libraries and mortar bookstores.

THE VAMPIRE MATRIX

Garlic Does nothing Stake Stake will kill but must be wood no other kind of stake.
Sunlight/ UV Will turn them to dust. Holy water/crosses Does not bother them.
Running water They love it to wash off the blood. Drowning Could drown but would revive.
Silver No affect Fire Fire does damage but they would heal.
Coffin sleep a must? No coffin needed. Homeland dirt a must? No dirt as long they hidden from direct sunlight.
Decapitation It kills but hard to do. Do they need to be invited in? No, it would limit them.
Do they sparkle? No and I mean no sparkling. Do they cast a shadow? Yes, they do.
Do they show up on film or video? Yes but in my series, it is set from 900AD to !500s Do they have a reflection? Yes and many are fond of looking at themselves.
Eye color change with hunger? Yes their eyes change with emotion. To a bright green. Blood tears? No blood tears felt it was over done.
Die if not fed? No, they turn into a undying husk fully aware without the strength to do anything. When killed, what is left? Dust
Eat solid food? No food Create offspring by blood? They can make others by birth or blood.
Have sex? Yes and children Fertile? Yes they are.
Immortal? yes Enhanced strength? yes
Enhanced senses? yes Enhanced speed? yes
Enhanced healing? yes Flight? yes
Shapeshifting? no Psychic? no
Mind control? yes Does their blood heal mortals? yes
What are their fangs like? Only extend with heightened emotion or feeding.
Skin color when after rebirth: Same before they turned only all details are finer.
Attractiveness after rebirth: Does not change.
How do they feed? Any aritert.
What does the mortal experience when fed on? It depends on the vamp. They can make it pleasant or terrifying.
What do they feed on? Human only? Evil souls only? Some feed only on the wicked some feed on other vampires.
Do they kill? Or only drink? Do they have a conscious? They don’t have to but many find it hard to stop during the act.
Are there clans or a hierarchy? Hierarchy

 

immortal betrayal (2)How is a vamp created in your world? They can be born or changed by blood exchange.

What happens when they are changed? They turn into the type of immortal they bit them.If they drink from the source they could change in a variety of monsters.

Is religion involved in you vamp world and what kind? Religion is mentioned due some of the characters being angels.

Is war or fighting a big theme in your books? Fighting is expected with different species of immortals clash.

How did vampires “start” in your world? Is there a queen mother, an evil spirit, witch curse? What made vampires a reality in your world? Don’t want to answer this one it would give big part of story away.

Who is your top vampire character? Dimitri is my favorite is was the first not born or made but formed. He does what he wants when he wants. He also has all the power of the other immortals. Vampires, werewolves and shifters.

Who is your favorite vampire writer? True I do like my own writing but Anne Rice was a great influence.

What music goes best with your series? It depends on the scene. For battles something heavy like Three days grace. With the softer moments it could be a mix of 90s country or some type of ballad.

 Thank you Paul for sharing your non-sparkly, non-brooding vamps with us!

 Geez, I’m having so much fun learning about other vamps.

I hope you are too.

Join me next time when I’ll be talking about
Tracy Ford’s Goddesses of Lilith.
Lilith and Cain, what a juicy trope to sink our teeth into!

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