Halfway to Halloween

July 3, 2009 at 1:40 am (Darkhour Vampires, Guests, Sites, or Books, I Recommend) (, )

Want to read a new Prane Emerson story? I was a guest blogger at  Belinda McBride’s Wyld by Nature Halfway to Halloween Party.



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Wade and Prane

June 1, 2009 at 1:15 am (Darkhour Vampires) (, , , )

Today I thought I would introduce you to the two major characters in the Darkhour Series, Mignon, who is later called Prane Emerson, and Wade Kain.

When Mignon graduated from high school, her so-called father took her to California House. He didn’t give her a choice, he raped her, then made her a vampire. He bound her with marriage vows to Stefan, an abusive vampire. She and her companion tried to run away, but she was dragged back, forced to kill the mother of a newborn baby and steal her child. So begins Mignon’s story.

Mignon is attractive, chestnut brown hair, ice blue eyes.

Vampires were the last thing that Wade Kain and his two friends expected when they went camping in the Oregon woods to celebrate his 18th birthday. After killing his friends, the beautiful, but sadistic vampire Cassandra brought Wade into the world of Darkhour Vampires, a world of bondage and submission, of blood, sex, and death. The only one who might keep Wade from becoming a vampire is Donovan, whom Cassandra has waited 100 years to destroy.

Wade is very attractive, dark full hair, soft and shiny, big, dark bedroom eyes, rather like a young Elvis Presley or Frank Langella, sensuous mouth.

They first appeared in my short story “Mother’s Love.” When I began writing about Prane, she was sort of my alter ego. An ordinary mother of two teenagers who also happen to be a vampire, a secret she would do anything to keep her children from learning. At the time, I had a teenage daughter in the rebellious stage and the idea of being strong and powerful, with the power to control minds, certainly appealed to me.

She meets Wade Kain at the scene of a murder. He was the cop that questioned her. He reacted strangely to her and didn’t understand why, but something about her bothered him deeply.

The reader knows that he was bitten by a vampire, but not how or why. It was some years later that Wade demanded that I tell the story of how he was first bitten. And so the story of Cassandra and Donovan and Wade unfolded.

But Prane took on her own existence as well. She is hiding from her vampire husband, trying to protect her children from being forced to become vampires. Soon I was telling the story of why and how she and the children escaped and how she changed from Mignon to Prane.

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