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LILLY: When I wrote my first vampire romance, Out of the Darkness, I did a lot of research on vampire legends. I wanted to stick as closely to the original legend of Vlad the Impaler as possible. I also wanted to make vampirism a virus to allow for a possible cure and redemption of my vampire hero, Vincent.
In the first book, Vincent's friend and fellow vampire, Gerard intrigued me and after several readers asked if he'd get his own story, I decided to write the second book in the series.
Embrace the Darkness released on Amazon in March as part of the KDP Select program. On April 23- 25, it will be available for free before it's official release in both ebook and print on June 21.
In Embrace the Darkness, I expand on the original myths and origins from Out of the Darkness and follow an old vampire legend that originated in Mesopotamia around 4000 B.C.
The ancient Sumerians ruled Mesopotamia. Their culture established the earliest cities and state religions. But war, death and disease was rampant. Young men died in the prime of their life, suddenly and unexpectedly on the battlefield or from diseases caused by war and destruction. Legend claimed that by dying under such extreme circumstance, the spirits became conscious in the grave, their desire to live so strong they rose up from the grave. And from there, I created the vampire legend I explore more thoroughly in Embrace the Darkness.
An experimental vaccine gives vampire Gerard Delaroache hope for the first time in two
Amber Buckley and her partner are assigned to do follow up interviews in the Lifeblood of America slayings. Amber believes she and Reid are just new eyes on a cold case. That is until she meets Gerard Delaroache. Something about him teases long-buried memories Amber would rather not chase. However, the two join together, falling into more than resolution of a murder case. It seems Amber has some dark secrets of her own.
To find their way into the light, Amber and Gerard must first EMBRACE THE DARKNESS
He rolled his eyes and huffed. “Stop pretending ignorance. You know what I am.”
“A vampire. Really?” She wanted to scoff, but a chill shivered over her skin. He wasn’t dead. And she’d shot him.
Maybe he was wearing Kevlar. But wouldn’t Kevlar show through that tight-fitting shirt?
Perhaps not. Still, there had to be a logical explanation.
Ignoring the warning bells clanging inside her skull, she shoved the Glock back in its holster and reached for the beer she’d deposited on the counter. She took another long, hard pull on the bottle, hoping to douse irrational thoughts.
Gerard inhaled sharply. His eyes devoured her.
Despite renewed fear, she managed to set the bottle back on the counter without dropping it.
He’s not a vampire. He’s not a vampire. He’s not a vampire.
“I’d give anything to drink beer again,” he said in a reverent voice.
Amber nearly laughed aloud. Her shoulders sagged. Gerard Delaroche wasn’t a vampire, and he didn’t want to drink her blood. He wanted a beer. Like a normal guy.
Hell, he probably was normal. She was the one off her rocker.
“Want one?” She forced herself to meet his intense stare.
He smiled. “Can’t. Vampire. Remember?”
Like that was something a girl could forget. It wasn’t every day a hot guy claimed to be a vampire.
Hell, maybe he was a vampire. The man could stop bullets with his chest.
He took a hesitant step closer. She stiffened and took another cautious swallow of beer.
He stopped three feet away. Good. Sexy and crazy was a dangerous combination.
Lilly Gayle is the mother of two grown daughters and lives in North Carolina with her husband. When not writing or working as a mammogapher, she spends time with her husband at the beach. She writes historical and paranormal romance. Embrace the Darkness is the sequel to her 2010 release, Out of the Darkness.
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