It’s been a while since I posted. But I’ve been around. Those of you who read my last post know I made a life altering decision to return to school. So far, I have American Literature from the Antebellum Period through the present day, and American History from America’s pre-history era through the Civil War under my belt. I loved both classes. I’m enrolled in an editing course during the second half of the summer. I look forward to it since I want to be a book editor when I “grow up.”
In the meantime, I did take a small break from my writing—at least the physical part of it. However, I never stopped thinking about my fiction world, my characters, and the direction they’re taking me. Now that I’ve resumed, I’ve been focusing on a male character who, ironically, started out as a secondary character in two other manuscripts. As it turns out, the louder and clearer he becomes in my mind’s eye, the more important it is for me to tell his story first. I would be committing an injustice to my series, my world, my characters if I didn’t introduce Jonas Langdon Trevore before the others. Jonas is a six hundred year old vampire descended from an ancient, malevolent fallen angel. Jonas and his kind subsist on the blood of a sister race of people who draw their extraordinary abilities from the sun. These people are the key to their survival, as well as the key to their destruction. But when Jonas runs into a situation that contradicts everything he believes in, he must choose between his lethal existence and a woman who holds the power to tame his heart.
More on Jonas later. An excerpt is available for your reading enjoyment.