After the tragic and sudden death of her groom, Dia, cursed by Dracula as a babe, is taken to his castle. Once there, she is seduced and turned by the count, and she becomes his fourth bride. The other brides are to be her sisters, and they are all to love and feed upon one another. As her master says: “The joy is in the blood…the passion is in the blood…endless life is in the blood…!”
And so she finds it is.
Dia’s tale is full of erotic sex and graphic violence. It is a tale of love and lust but mostly of blood, for the blood is everything.
Targeted Age Group:: Adult
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
Dracula appears in Book 3, Unholy Testament – Full Circle. He has cursed a toddler. She is cursed to become his fourth bride when she matures.
I knew I was going to write that as soon as I depicted Dracula.
But I was further inspired to write a novel, Bram Stoker, himself would approve of. Dracula is not changed or altered in any way, nor is his tale. As a matter of fact, details of his love of the occult and his attendance at the school in Scholomance is depicted. I wanted to show exactly what he and his wives got up to. I also wished to go into depth with regard to his living life as well as his undead existence.
And I wanted to tell the story of the three wives of Dracula and how they came to be with him.
Who are your favorite authors?
The Brontes, Daphne DuMaurier, Susan Hill and Anne Rice
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
Well, Dracula appears in Book 3 as does the child, Dia.
As her mother is killed by vampires, she is given over to be raised in the care of Rose Baines, heroine of the Blackstone Novels.
As I wrote the story, I found new characters just appearing. There is also of course, Van Helsing and Dracula’s servants, the Szagany.
“Something cool yet comforting touched my lips. I opened my eyes to see a graceful hand lingering there. A woman was smiling at me. She leaned over and kissed me on the lips. And although her lips were icy, it was pleasing.
“Am I dreaming?”
She smiled. “Yes, some of it.”
“Who are you?”
She didn’t reply, she only took my hand in her cold one and kissed it. “ Dia…”
“How do you know my name?”
“The master told us.”
I was suddenly aware of other voices. Voices that answered in perfect unison. “The master,” they repeated until it sounded like a chant.
Then, in the soft glow of candlelight, I saw three women. They were strangely beautiful, garbed in long flowing white gowns. Suddenly they began to float up toward the bed ever so slowly, their fingers reaching out toward me as they called, “Sister.”
I turned back to writing some years ago when I was selected by North West Playwrights of England for further development. It was a wonderful experience.
I prefer writing novels and short fiction however. I write all sorts of horror and am widely published in horror anthologies.
My longer fiction is historically based. I love writing about Gothic Vampires. Actually, I love all things Gothic especially horror fiction that’s why I write it.
I have one series out, The Blackstone Vampires, darkest horror and romance combined. At the moment, I’m just finishing up the first book in a brand new series.
Over the Christmas Holidays, I accepted a challenge to write one short story a week and am not only keeping up with it, but having fun!
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