Another Christmas has come and gone. Soon the new year will be upon us--2014. I marvel when I think how much has happened in my lifetime and how far I've come. Being born in the 50's has given me a great perspective on things. I've seen great Presidents and not great ones, witnessed wartime and peace, lived in prosperous times and survived the poor ones. Some things have not changed. Still married to the same wife of 40 years. Have two great daughters. Kept a roof over my head and food on the table. For all this I thank God.
I've decided to not to make any resolutions, but keep with the big plan. In 2014, I will publish another book, and began writing another. For 2014, the book will be Strigoi: The Blood Bond. This is my first vampire novel, although it's not another blood sucking story. This one came to me while taking a walk one night in the Allegheny Mountains. What if a vampire created a town, hidden in the hills where he kept and protected his subjects? They provided a constant blood supply for him and he infects them with his disease that allows them to live forever. Enter into this world a new citizen of the town, who does not like the arrangement and wants out.
I changed the lore. My vampire is a shapeshifter. He has a reflection, but the mirror shows his true nature. Sunlight does not destroy him but robs him of his powers. Only fire or decapitation can kill him, and an iron stake through the heart immobilizes him. Buried in the tale is a murder mystery as someone is killing off residents of the village and its not the big guy in the mansion.
Looking forward to the next year. Happy new year to all!!!