Dorothy Dreyer of We Do Write interviews Dracula Chronicles uthor Shane KP O Neill.

How did the idea of the story come to you?

I have always wanted to write a book or series about Dracula, but I wanted to write about the real Dracula as well as the mythical one. To achieve this successfully I knew I would have to do something new and different to what has gone before. The first book I wrote, Reckoning Day, is now #6 in the series. Originally, in that story, I would go back in time after every third chapter to the 15th Century and Dracula the vampire. Then I decided to include the real historical Dracula in my concept and the series evolved from there as more book became necessary to fit in with my concept.

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Victoria Embers Author of My Vampire Lover SeriesOn the second Monday of every month I’ve decided I’m going to feature and interview another Independent author from the horror genre, with a particular bias towards those that write about vampires.  For my December guest I’m delighted to welcome Victoria Embers to the Dracula Chronicles vampire and horror blog.

Victoria has embarked on a new series called My Vampire Lover.  I read the first instalment, Conquest, the other day.  It was a short, but insightful glimpse of what is to come.  The imagery was vivid and powerful and to my liking.  Even though I’m not a fan of vampires and werewolves together, perhaps because this offering is much more adult in content, it was a lot more acceptable to me personally than that which Hollywood has been throwing at us for years.  It will be interesting to see what Victoria follows this opening salvo with.  Part 2, Redemption, is coming soon.

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