Live Horror Readings at the San Mateo Public Library!

October 19th, come join us at the San Mateo Public Library for a Halloween-inspired spooky read. Join me, Laurel Anne Hill, Sumiko Saulson, Trinity Adler, and Ezra Barany as we read spooky stories for adults!

Treat bags, door prizes, and costumes! Come dressed up and receive an extra prize!

Live Reading, Make Crafts, Meet Emerian!

I’ve got two awesome events coming up this month!

First, on October 6th-8th is Convolution.  Where I will be teaching workshops on Alaskan beading, origami stars, and how to make your own coloring book!

These projects are sure to be loads of fun! My schedule will be coming to you soon. I hope to see you there. 🙂
Also appearing at Convolution are voice actors Trendane Sparks and Dusty Rhoades, costumer Shawna Trpcic, author J.M. Frey and more. Go to their website to find out more!

 

And then on October 19th, I’ll be at the San Mateo Public Library for a Halloween-inspired spooky read. Join me, Laurel Anne Hill, Sumiko Saulson, and Trinity Adler as we read spooky stories for adults!

New Fiction: Dusk’s Warriors by Emerian Rich

Super excited to announce the release of my vampire sequel, Dusk’s Warriors! Check out the sites and dates of the blog tour below.  Dusk’s Warriors
by Emerian Rich

Heaven has opened up and welcomed the vampires of Night’s Knights into a new reality. As they struggle to find their place in their new world, trouble brews on Earth.

Demon servant, Ridge, is causing havoc by gathering up all the souls on Earth that have been touched by immortality. When he injures one of the Night’s Knights crew, he launches a war between the vampires of Heaven, the Big Bad in Hell, and a mortal street gang of vigilante misfits.

Will Julien, Markham, and Reidar be able to defeat the evil that’s returned, or will they once again need Jespa’s help?

In honor of the release, check out the blog tour! You can learn more about the book, read excerpts, and read more about your favorite characters!

Oct 1 EmzBox emzbox.com
Oct 2 Anna Kate Suton EverySavageCanDance.com
Oct 3 HorrorAddicts.net HorrorAddicts.net
Oct 4 Kerry Adrienne kerryadrienne.com/blog
Oct 5 Emz Blog emzbox.com
Oct 6 Mary Anne P-C skewednotions.com
Oct 7 EmzBox emzbox.com
Oct 8 Lisa Lane cerebralwriter.com
Oct 9 Karen Williams doomtown-doomtown.blogspot.com
Oct 10 Anita Stewart afstewartblog.blogspot.ca
Oct 11 Shannon Lawrence thewarriormuse.com
Oct 12 Sumiko Saulson SumikoSaulson.com
Oct 13 EmzBox emzbox.com
Oct 14 HauntJaunts hauntjaunts.net
Oct 15 J. Malcolm Stewart sabbx.wordpress.com
Oct 16 Julianne Snow theflipsideofjulianne.wordpress.com
Oct 17 AR Neal starvingactivist.com
Oct 18 Lisa Vasquez unsaintlybook.wordpress.com
Oct 19 Jaime Johnesee jaimejohnesee.blogspot.com
Oct 20 Pete Aldin Petealdin.com
Oct 21 Rich and Roulo richandroulo.wordpress.com
Oct 22 Lucy Blue lucybluecastle.wordpress.com
Oct 23 Adele Marie Park firefly465.wordpress.com
Oct 24 Patrick C. Greene PatrickCGreene.com
Oct 24 Stephanie Ellis infernalclock.blogspot.co.uk
Oct 25 Selah Janel selahjanel.wordpress.com
Oct 26 David Watson theallnightlibrary.wordpress.com
Oct 27 Dave Strom davemstrom.wordpress.com
Oct 28 Killion Slade www.killionslade.com
Oct 29 Loren Rhoads lorenrhoads.com
Oct 30 Emmy Z. Madrigal emmyzmadrigal.com
Oct 31 EmzBox emzbox.com

Praise for Dusk’s Warriors:

“All hail, the queen of Night’s Knights has returned! Emerian Rich’s unique take on vampires delights my black little heart.” ~Dan Shaurette, Lilith’s Love

“A world of horror with realistic characters in a fast paced thriller you won’t be able to put down.” ~David Watson, The All Night Library

Praise for Night’s Knights:

“Fresh, original, and thoroughly entertaining.” ~Mark Eller, Traitor

“Emerian brought the Vampire Novel back from the dead.” ~C. E. Dorsett, Shine Like Thunder

Available now at Amazon.com in print and eBook

Five Misconceptions About Authors

Cover by Masloski CarmenRecently, I’ve been getting a lot of questions in email. I love hearing from readers and listeners, it means someone is enjoying my work and man, that feels good!

However, I don’t know why readers are interested in me as a person. I began writing to escape my own boring or depressing existence and go to a world where I could make cool things happen. So, my real life, the one where I have to go grocery shopping and clean the bathroom, just doesn’t seem interesting to me. Writers are normal people with mortgages, bills, and four a.m. screams for “Mom!” as their kid throws up on the new rug.

Here are a few misconceptions readers have about us authors that I want to clear up.

  1. 144x212NKWe’re all rich. Okay, so my last name is Rich, but yeah…not rich. Writing doesn’t exactly pay what you might think. Although all the press surrounds the big stars who sell movie deals and become teenage obsessions, most authors actually have to scrimp and save just like everyone else. And the amount we spend on just one text alone would have us set for life if we got paid by the hour. Unfortunately, we are paid very little compared to the amount of work that goes into our text. Which is why misconception #2 is on this list.
  2. We don’t have day jobs. Almost every single author I know has a day job, including me up until about a year ago. I can now write full time, but only because life required I stay home to take care of my special needs child. Even for the authors who stay home, it is rare to find one that is actually writing 24-7. Usually we have to take other jobs in our field (editors, columnists, bloggers) to supplement the fiction we love writing.
  3. AnimeGirlCoverFinal copyWe all know each other, especially in the same genre. I know a lot of authors…A LOT! But even with all the authors I’ve connected with, there are thousands I don’t know. So just because we both wrote a vampire novel, doesn’t mean I’ve got her on speed dial. Stephanie Meyers and Anne Rice don’t know what I am. Stephen King couldn’t pick me out of a crowd, and no, Neil Gaiman still hasn’t invited me over for dinner. So while I appreciate you thinking I run in such high society, I don’t. In fact, knowing what it’s like to be a writer, I would guess they keep their acquaintances close and limited to those they absolutely trust.
  4. We know every series in our genre. I would never get any writing done if this were true. If I read every vampire series, for instance, I’d just be doing that full-time. There are so many! And to tell you the truth, I purposely don’t read vampire fiction when I’m writing vampire fiction because I’d rather not be swayed by the other author’s storyline or series ideas. I might read research on vampires, or relationships, or weapons, but I don’t want to taint my own vision of what will happen in my series by accident, subconsciously.
  5. tlsmallWriting comes easy to us. Ideas, stories, characters, come easy. Writing is HARD. Very hard. Why do you think we have editors? Why do you think we post FB and Twitter messages about our obsession with this or that text with expletives on the ones talking about editing? We love what we do and so we deal with that part of it, but it’s just like serving a lavish dinner. Creating and serving it up to our guests is the fun part. Clean up is a bitch!

So next time you read a book from an author you like and feel enjoyment from the story we’ve told, please remember us, the little people, trapped under piles of text, drowning in edits and rewrites. Tell us how much you’ve enjoyed it. Leave a review to show you care. Tell your friends about it and get them to read it. Spread the love so that we can continue to bring you fun, exciting works to fill your day.

The Great Vampire Dispute ~ Kevin A. Ranson’s Vamps

And now, for the last post in this series, vampire author, Kevin A. Ranson. Kevin’s series is called The Matriarch and like many of us, he is a fan of Anne Rice’s work.

Let’s find out more about Kevin’s vamps.

KEVIN’S VAMPS

  • Author name: Kevin A. RansonKevin20131228small
  • What is the title of your series? The Matriarch
  • How many books are currently for sale or listen? Two
  • How many total in the series to date? Four
  • What are the books about? “Every October, the freshmen at Glenville State College are told stories about Sis Linn, the local ghost who haunts Clark Hall and the graveyard where she’s buried. Murdered in 1919, she was beaten beyond recognition, the target of a brutal killer who was never caught. Present-day student Janiss Connelly is about to find out that the stories are wrong – and that there are greater things to fear in life and in death than ghosts.”
  • Where can readers buy, read, or listen to your vampire series? http://CedarcrestSanctum.com/

    The Vampire Matrix

    Garlic Fouls the senses Stake Incapacitates but doesn’t kill
    Sunlight/ UV Reveals undead nature; daytime debilitation Holy water/crosses Unknown
    Running water No Drowning No
    Silver No Fire Difficult to regenerate
    Coffin sleep a must? No but must be in earth Homeland dirt a must? Homeland no; in dirt yes
    Decapitation Destroys Do they need to be invited in? No
    Do they sparkle? No Do they cast a shadow? Yes
    Do they show up on film or video? Yes Do they have a reflection? Yes, but they shun mirrors
    Eye color change with hunger? Yes (blackens) Blood tears? Yes
    Die if not fed? No, but will suffer When killed, what is left? Bloody gobbits
    Eat solid food? No Create offspring by blood? Yes
    Have sex? Yes Fertile? No
    Immortal? Seemingly Enhanced strength? Yes
    Enhanced senses? Yes Enhanced speed? Yes but not preternatural
    Enhanced healing? Yes Flight? Unknown
    Shapeshifting? Yes; muscles, talons, fangs, eyes Psychic? Empathic projection
    Mind control? Yes Does their blood heal mortals? Enhances health, confers thrall immunity
    What are their fangs like? Retractable, snake-like fangs
    Skin color when after rebirth: Same at night; corpse in sunlight
    Attractiveness after rebirth: Allure at night; corpse in sunlight
    How do they feed? Living human blood no less than an hour extracted
    What does the mortal experience when fed on? Empathic bliss
    What do they feed on? Human only? Evil souls only? Living blood only; human only; whatever the market will bear
    Do they kill? Or only drink? Do they have a conscious? Not required; a few pints suffices unless damaged; evil is a choice but killing through feeing confers a spark of the victim’s soul to the vampire
    Are there clans or a hierarchy? Makers and progeny

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    • How is a vamp created in your world? Transformation triggered when vampire blood imbibed exceeds remaining mortal blood lost.
    • What happens when they are changed? Transforms, dies, awakens with animalistic thirst.
    • Is religion involved in you vamp world and what kind?  Religions have been involved with the affairs of vampires throughout history.
    • Is war or fighting a big theme in your books? Vampires instinctively compete with one another and are aware of another’s proximity; paranoia guides.
    • How did vampires “start” in your world? They were created to fulfill a specific purpose.
    • Who are your characters?
      • Janiss Connelly – chestnut-haired former student turned against her will but does nothing halfway; embraced her transformation and revealed remarkable control for her vampire age.
      • Ian Chrisman – a centuries-old vampire anarchist who delights in movie quotes and playing with fire…figuratively and literally.
      • Parham Haley – a Depression-era aristocrat who plays at being a human businessman when not destroying his own kind for peace of mind.
    • Who is your favorite vampire writer? Much love for Anne Rice.
    • What music goes best with your series? SiriusXM stations Octane & BPM.
    • Anything else to say to perspective readers about your series? Cedarcrest Sanctum: sixty residents; forty staff; one immortal. Vampires don’t believe in ghosts.

     

     

Thank you,Kevin, for sharing your Biters with us!

Just because The Great Vampire Dispute
has come to a close,
that doesn’t mean we are done
for vampire news…

Oh no! Far from it!
Check back soon for more vamp content.

Until then, protect your neck and beware
of things that go bump in the night.

The Great Vampire Dispute ~ Suzi M’s Vamps

I hope all of you readers had a grand holiday season. I am just catching up and in doing so, sharing my last two Vampire Dispute friends! First up is Suzi M. She’s the author behind The Immortal War Series.

Let’s find out if Suzi’s vamps sparkle, or not.

SUZI’S VAMPS

  • suziAuthor name: Suzi M
  • What is the title of your series? The Immortal War
  • How many books are currently for sale or listen? Three, four if you count the short story collection
  • How many total in the series to date? Possibly 4
  • What are the books about? From book 3, THE TOWER: “Once there was a race of beings not of angels and not of man…. A cross-breed between the divine and the mortal, known as the Nephilim. Some adapted and moved on to become as gods among men, scattered over the continents by the floods intended to kill them, to create varying forms of divinity in their image. One in particular, Nemesis, began the Immortal War – the bloodiest war in human history. Nemesis and his wife Lamia were imprisoned in an attempt to end the war. For twenty years Nemesis has waited for release…. Soon, Nemesis will get his wish. THE TOWER is the final book in the Immortal War trilogy.”
  • Where can readers buy, read, or listen to your vampire series? http://www.amazon.com/Suzi-M/e/B003TTLGP2/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1

The Vampire Matrix

Garlic Great on a pizza, just not in excess. Stake Painful, but given a couple hundred years in the ground, they can get better once the stake rots away.
Sunlight/ UV Annoying but not deadly. Holy water/crosses Nothing.
Running water Delicious on a hot day. Drowning Temporary death.
Silver No problems. Fire Can be fatal.
Coffin sleep a must? No. Homeland dirt a must? No, though Lamia does keep some in her houseplants.
Decapitation Pretty permanent. Do they need to be invited in? No.
Do they sparkle? No. Do they cast a shadow? Yes.
Do they show up on film or video? Yes. Do they have a reflection? Yes.
Eye color change with hunger? No. Blood tears? No.
Die if not fed? No. When killed, what is left? An angry vampire.
Eat solid food? Yes. Create offspring by blood? Yes.
Have sex? Hells yes. Fertile? Yes.
Immortal? Yes Enhanced strength? Yes
Enhanced senses? Yes Enhanced speed? Yes
Enhanced healing? Yes Flight? No
Shapeshifting? No Psychic? Some are, some aren’t
Mind control? Hypnotizing more than mind control Does their blood heal mortals? Only if turned into a vampire
What are their fangs like? Evident, but nothing to go to a cosmetic dentist about
Skin color when after rebirth: Same as before
Attractiveness after rebirth: Same as before. Blood sucking won’t change ugly.
How do they feed? Either via a bite, energetically, or both
What does the mortal experience when fed on? Depends on the situation
What do they feed on? Human only? Evil souls only? Depends on the vampire’s preference
Do they kill? Or only drink? Do they have a conscious? Depends on the vampire’s preference
Are there clans or a hierarchy? They’re a species

How is a vamp created in your world? The original species was born as a cross-breed, those created from the blood of one of the originals retain their human element, just enhanced. All can breed via procreation.

What happens when they are changed? They ‘die’ then come back.

Is religion involved in you vamp world and what kind? There is a connection with pagan elements and old Judaism/Christianity in that the species dates back to Enochian times.

Is war or fighting a big theme in your books? Only in one of them. The actual struggle is more an inner one which occasionally stems out to include others.

How did vampires “start” in your world? Watcher angels breeding with human women.

Who is your top vampire character?
Nemesis comes to mind first as he’s a very overpowering kind of character. Initially we meet him as an amnesiac and learn more about him and his origins as he discovers them. He’s the embodiment of our own constant struggle between what we’d like to do and what is acceptable. There are no half-measures with Nemesis. He’s very much all or nothing in extremes.

Who is your favorite vampire writer? Most recently, Molly Harper. Her books aren’t horror, they’re very much comedy.

What music goes best with your series? Industrial gothic music. Hands down.

Anything else to say to perspective readers about your series? I hope you enjoy it.

Thank you, Suzi, for sharing your Biters with us!

Check in next time when I’ll speak
with Kevin A. Ranson and his immortals!

Until then, protect your neck and beware
of things that go bump in the night.

The Great Vampire Dispute ~ Kristin Battestella’s Vamps

HorrorAddicts.net’s very own Kbatz is here to talk with me today about her killer vamps. Kristin Battestella has 8 published books under her belt with more to come. Let’s find out more about Kbatz’ vamps!

KRISTIN’S VAMPS

  • 100_2579cAuthor name:
    Kristin Battestella
  • What is the title of your series? Fate and Fangs: Tales from the Vampire Family
  • How many books are currently for sale or listen? 8 ebooks!
  • How many total in the series to date? 8 published, possibly 3 more forthcoming
  • What are the books about? Antonio Welshire accepts the mysterious Mestiphles’ offer for vampiric power, but fails to consider that not all in his family desires evil. Daughter Victoria revels in the debauchery, but eldest daughter Samantha loathes the darkness. Enemies are in no short supply when the family turns to darkness. Charismatic rebel Gaston turns up to rival for Antonio’s power; the vampire lover Jean can destroy them once and for all, and henchwoman Lilith seeks to supplant Antonio as Mestiphles’ favorite. Who will be declared the victor? And in the end, though they’ve survived coven wars and persecutions since the 12th century, can this vampire family survive each other or will they self destruct before the 21st century?
  • Where can readers get your vampire series?http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=ntt_athr_dp_sr_1?_encoding=UTF8&field-author=Kristin%20%20Battestella&search-alias=books&sort=relevancerank

 The Vampire Matrix

Garlic Problematic indeed! Stake You know, I don’t think they encounter stakings at all!
Sunlight/ UV Only for the first 100 years of existence is sunlight harmful for them Holy water/crosses Affects the enemy Lilithan vampires, but not the Welshire Family
Running water unaffected Drowning Nope
Silver Not a bother Fire Some fear it, others can control it.
Coffin sleep a must? No, they get moody or fashionable about it. Homeland dirt a must? No
Decapitation Kills them Do they need to be invited in? No
Do they sparkle? HELL NO Do they cast a shadow? Yes
Do they show up on film or video? Yes Do they have a reflection? It fades over time.
Eye color change with hunger? Yes to red Blood tears? On occasion.
Die if not fed? No, just decrepit. When killed, what is left? A body that has to be burned.
Eat solid food? Yes, meats mostly. Create offspring by blood? Perhaps…
Have sex? Yes Fertile? Perhaps…
Immortal? Yes Enhanced strength? Yes
Enhanced senses? Yes Enhanced speed? Yes
Enhanced healing? Yes Flight? Some Welshire Levitate, the Lilithan enemies turn into crows
Shapeshifting? One side of the Welshires are canine, the other side feline. Psychic? Telepathic with their twin siblings and parents/sires
Mind control? For some. Does their blood heal mortals? Yes
What are their fangs like? Always there, but extend longer for feeding
Skin color when after rebirth: Pale
Attractiveness after rebirth: Beautiful
How do they feed? Biting the neck or wrist of victims
What does the mortal experience when fed on? Euphoria
What do they feed on? Human only? Evil souls only? Bad vamps kill people, good vamps pick up on bad people or animals.
Do they kill? Or only drink? Do they have a conscious? Most kill without conscious, but there are a few good rebels in the Family
Are there clans or a hierarchy? Yes, The Welshires are a medieval family that become vampires. The Lilithan coven are their rivals.
  • Lilith 333x500How is a vamp created in your world? The initial Family is created by Mestiphles, a shady satanic figure. Others are by a blood exchange.
  • What happens when they are changed? They become immortal.
  • Is religion involved in you vamp world and what kind? Some question the ideas of good and evil and Christianity and how they fit into the larger picture.
  • Is war or fighting a big theme in your books? The first book The Vampire Family is about the coven wars between the Welshires and Lilithan thru the centuries. The series Fate and Fangs follows individual characters thru their period adventures.
  • How did vampires “start” in your world? Mestiphles wants a new race to do his evil bidding, but his plans never seem to pan out the way he intends!
  • Who is your top vampire character? Most readers seem to like Victoria, the unabashedly selfish and evil daughter of Antonio. She was born in the 12th century but can’t quite get a handle on the 21st unless it is something that benefits her. Her twin brother James, however, is the opposite, very unhappy at being a vampire, brooding and always signing up for the latest war.
  • Who is your favorite vampire writer? I suppose Anne Rice. Until her books there really wasn’t anything other than Dracula to read. That’s why I started writing my own, I wanted to read something that wasn’t being written.
  • What music goes best with your series? What do you play to get in the mood for writing these blood-thirsty fiends? It depends on the time period in which I’m writing. Sometimes its medieval chanting and classic music, or seventies witchy rock, or like Evanescence nineties. Sometimes I refer to music in the story itself, and the vampires are called out for some of their atypical or obvious song selections.
  • Anything else to say to perspective readers about your series? When Fate and Fangs first came out, I had to tell everyone that it wasn’t like Twilight. Now people tell me they are glad it isn’t like that. Vampire fiction has always been around and is still be published, you just have to know where to look for it!

Thank you, Kristin, for sharing your Biters with us!

Check in next time when I’ll speak
with Suzi M
and her Immortal War Series!

Until then, protect your neck and beware
of things that go bump in the night.

The Great Vampire Dispute ~ Killion Slade’s Vamps

Welcome back, Biters, to our on-going discussion of vampires… To sparkle, or not to sparkle, that is the question. Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of critics, or take arms against a sea of vampire fanatics, and by opposing them, to die an unrecoverable series death, THAT is the question.

Our next victim is a married writing team who goes by the name Killion Slade. They are a fun team that storyboards their characters inside Second Life as their avatars. Never to be swayed by convention, Killion Slade stands up against the battery of The Great Vampire Dispute’s questions.

KILLION’S VAMPS

  • quite-a-pairAuthor name: Killion Slade
  • What is the title of your series? Exsanguinate – World of Blood
  • How many books are currently for sale or listen? One
  • How many total in the series to date? Three
  • What are the books about?
    “They can’t touch you!” What could possibly go wrong at Orlando’s beloved Global Studios Halloween Scream Nights theme park? Cheyenne O’Cuinn’s task is to study fear even though she is the biggest chicken on the planet. In order to carve out a slice of the billion dollar scare industry for her online role-play company, she researches what causes people to run screaming out of haunted attractions.
    Determined to face her own fear of Oldhouseophobia, Cheyenne confronts her bloodcurdling obsession – the dreaded haunted house. Her worst nightmare manifested, Cheyenne is brutally attacked and left for dead by a rogue vampire. Splattered across the front page of the Orlando Sentinel, Cheyenne discovers her sisters are missing while she recovers in the hospital.
    The ransom call from the kidnapper sets into motion the rabbit hole of a parallel supernatural reality she invades to rescue her family. In a race against the hourglass, Cheyenne confronts a double-agent vampire, a cyberchondriac werewolf, and a mafioso dragon. Can they be trusted to help her, or are they a part of the twisted scheme?
    With her sister’s lives on the line, Cheyenne has no choice but to beat the kidnappers at their own game and ensnare them with her own brand of deception.
  • Where can readers buy, read, or listen to your vampire series?http://www.amazon.com/Exsanguinate-Vampire-Urban-Fantasy-World-ebook/dp/B00H6WI71Y/
    Sneak Listen to the prologue and first chapter of Exsanguinate which will release on Audible in November 2014 – http://www.killionslade.com/exsanguinate-audiobook-sneak-peek/

The Vampire Matrix

Garlic Immune Stake Will kill them
Sunlight/ UV If their dynamic allows.  If they have good nutrition, they can handle more sunlight Holy water/crosses Immune
Running water Love showers J Drowning Immune
Silver Will kill them Fire Immune
Coffin sleep a must? Nope – prefer a temperpedic Homeland dirt a must? Nope
Decapitation Will kill them Do they need to be invited in? Nope
Do they sparkle? Only if they put on sparkly eye shadow… no Do they cast a shadow? Yes – they are living vampires until they meet the ultimate death
Do they show up on film or video? yes Do they have a reflection? yes
Eye color change with hunger? yes Blood tears? yes
Die if not fed? eventually When killed, what is left? They can be killed twice.  Once kills the living vampire, the second would kill them in the ultimate death.  Revert to the age their body should be – usually disintegrate into ash.
Eat solid food? yes Create offspring by blood? As living vamps – yes
Have sex? Oh yeah! Fertile? yes
Immortal? yes Enhanced strength? yes
Enhanced senses? yes Enhanced speed? yes
Enhanced healing? Only if they have human blood to help heal Flight? nope
Shapeshifting? yes Psychic? Not unless they had it before
Mind control? yes Does their blood heal mortals? nope
What are their fangs like? They can control them to be fierce and intimidating or functional for eating.
Skin color when after rebirth: The same as they were before only newer
Attractiveness after rebirth: The peak of their attractiveness
How do they feed? Living Vamps can eat normal food but must have human blood to support the vampire DNA.  Non-living vamps only can consume human blood to survive.
What does the mortal experience when fed on? Anything the vampire chooses them to feel.  From absolute terror to absolute euphoria.
What do they feed on? Human only? Evil souls only? Rogues vamps kill and eat anything they want and in way they want.  The modernized vamps choose to hunt their prey with class as to not make a mess.  They do not have to kill in order to feed upon the humans.  In fact, they protect their humans food stores.
Do they kill? Or only drink? Do they have a conscious? Very conscious and proactive thinking about the future and the welfare of their humans.
Are there clans or a hierarchy? More of a hierarchy

 

  • final-mock-upHow is a vamp created in your world? Living vamps are born into existence, as well as dhampirs (half human/human vamp) – they can also be attacked . If enough vampire DNA is exchanged in the attack, then the change can occur.
  • What happens when they are changed? They turn into a living, breathing vampire who is immortal. Will stay that way until meeting the ultimate death and become the night walker.
  • Is religion involved in you vamp world and what kind? No religion, no cult. Simply another species which live on the planet with all the other supernaturals creatures.  Maintaining a low radar among the humans, just below the fold.
  • Is war or fighting a big theme in your books? Vamps are trying to keep the humans from blowing up the planet, thereby destroying them all.  There is always internal wars, pure blood vampires fighting against rogue vampires for power.
  • How did vampires “start” in your world? Cain and Lilith. We are working on a book where this story is explained and how the Ten Commandments where misunderstood – humans were put on the earth for the vampires sustenance, not where humans were to top of the food chain.
  • What made vampires a reality in your world? Every culture, every country has vampire lore. We decided to integrate the vampires fully into modern human culture.
  • Who are your characters?
    Khaldon Seters – Direct Descendant of Sekhmet the Egyptian Warrior Goddess – many centuries old
    Cheyenne O’Cuinn – Raised as human, attacked at 27 and turned into living vampire
  • Who is your favorite vampire writer? Molly Harper and Christopher Moore
  • What music goes best with your series? It depends on the scene. I prefer music movie scores with dark, haunting melodies to listening to anything with words.
  • Anything else to say to perspective readers about your series? The World of Blood series is a modern take on the “what if” vampires lived among us. It is based upon gamers, software engineers, computer programmers, and other cool global communication employment.  Not your typical 40 year old virgin who lives in his mom’s basement.  Vampires are trying to save the planet from the humans blowing it up, but to do that, the vampires will have to take control over the planet by destroying all the political leaders, military, and governments. In order to save the planet, they have to enslave mankind.

Thank you, Killion for sharing your Biters with us!

Check in next time when I’ll speak
with Kristin Battestella
(HorrorAddicts.net‘s very own Kbatz)
about her vamps!

Until then, protect your neck and beware
of things that go bump in the night.