by Laura Daleo
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Centuries ago ten powerful vampire gods first walked the earth; their blood thirst knew no boundaries. The destruction of mankind was inevitable. Recognizing their weakness, they selected twelve wise human beings to transform with their godly blood. These twelve, known as The Old Ones and The Council, govern The Ten. A blood lottery appeasing The Ten’s hunger was set forth into the human world and passed down every fifth generation, continuing into the present day.
All of Beth Ryan’s life a mysterious mist watched over her, a mist she believed to be a vampire. On a cold winter night, she comes face to face with Philippe Delon, a 700 year old vampire with a human soul. Beth is certain Philippe is the vampire behind the mist. She is drawn to him, accepting his immortality without question or fear.
Beth and Philippe cannot deny their love for each other, nor do they try to fight it. Within days of their encounter, Beth accepts Philippe’s invitation to move into his mansion. The mansion unlocks the door to the vampire world and exposes secrets from Beth’s past. Within its walls, she learns the true identity of the mist, her link to the blood lottery, and betrayal of her loved ones. Surrounded by lies, Beth stands before The Council begging for resolution.
I was born and raised in sunny San Diego, California. A creative writing class in junior high sparked my desire to tell stories; however, Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles was my true inspiration to sit down and write a novel. Interview with the Vampire was published in 1976 and has gone on to become of the the best-selling novels of all time.
After reading the Chronicles of Vampire Lestat, the driving passion to write my own vampire legend tingled in my fingertips. In 1996, I completed and copyrighted Immortal Kiss. It sat patiently on a shelf for 14 years. In 2010, while packing to move, I stumbled upon it tucked away in my closet. I dusted it off and sat down to read. I fell in love with the story all over again; though, being 14 years old it needed some modernizing. I set forth on the journey of reviving Immortal Kiss.
In 2013, 3 years later, Immortal Kiss was off to the publishers and agents. In 2014, it found a home with World Castle Publishing, and 1 year later, Immortal Kiss, was hot off the press and available to the public. Currently, I am modernizing and reviving its sequel, Bound by Blood, the I completed and copyrighted May 2001.
Other completed works in the queue to modernize and revive are The Vampire Within (2004), A City of Vampires (2007), and The Soul Collector (2010). Future works for creation of The Ten, The Old Ones, and Vampire Amon.
When I'm not writing, I hang out with my 5 Basset Hounds, Edie, Lucy, Stuart, Morgan, and Dexter. I love pizza and shoes. Can't live without either.