It was her take on the vampire that humanized the creature for me for the first time, and with her descriptive nature and her underlying sadness at the hand of immortality, vampires became people to me and not just creatures of the night. I carried this with me, not having any intention of ever writing anything, in fact I am a movie junkie and as movies became more thrilling with stories such as "Blade", "Underworld" and "30 days of night", the vampire changed on film and suddenly they had backstories, they had feelings and they were relateable to everyone. I honestly did not sit down to write an epic adventure that the "Blood & Light Series" became, but as the characters matured and I mixed more of my own experiences into it, it did and to date I have written 5 full novels and I am currently working on my 6th installment to the series.
The Blood & Light series is about a vampire race, that existed long before humans...but the twist is that they do not need blood to survive, they need lifes energy, something that we all create...every living thing, and although I did include blood into the story as some do feed on it, it is purely for pleasure and tends to serve as a bonus in sexual situations and to some vampires who are ruthless in nature. My vampires are current day, real beings...they do not stalk around sneaking into windows and wearing capes, they are sarcastic, fierce warriors and dedicated to their families and to each other. They are able to glamour people with spells, not the old "I look into your eyes and you do my bidding" and they are able to portal through mirrors to other places and sometimes get caught in a "purgatory" of sorts for immortals that I call "memory".
The story is written from one girls perspective...that of "Rue Volley" who is just turning 17 when the story begins and as she matures, each book matures as she grows older. Each book is a year in her life, leading you to her 21st birthday (when vampires in my world actually recieve their immortality and power).
I thank anyone who gives the story a chance, new authors face many trials...most are nervous to branch out and try something new...but to all who do, I honestly am gratefull and if you enjoy humor, adventure, sarcasm, romance and sexual tension...you will find something that you like in this. The books are written as if you are watching a series and although they may seem long, I use alot of conversation to move you along, give you answers to questions you may have and give you the opportunity to live the story with these characters that are near and dear to my heart.
So please check out the Blood & Light series now signed to Vamptasy Publishing and like, share and bite.
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Blood and Light
By Rue Volley
Enter into the world of 16 year old Rue Volley...who up until one fateful night at a party, thought she was "normal" or as "normal" as she could be. But "normal" does not include being a vampire...a truth about herself that she will soon discover.
Rue Volley lives in the quiet little town of Calvary, Minnesota...nestled in the thick woods lining the great lakes. Rue, along with her brother Kai have lived an otherwise calm life up until their Mother was commited into Rolling River Asylum, after she mysteriously stopped speaking to anyone. Rue is convinced by her brother to attend a party on her birthday and after she experiences something that she cannot explain, she and everyone in her world is thrown into madness. Join Rue on this epic journey, 6 books in all, as she struggles with grief, love, humor, old crushes, new found infatuations, hot boys AND vampires, lots and lots of them.
This first book in the series starts you on a journey that you will find hard to ignore and once you start reading you will be hooked...or perhaps bitten.
Smoke and Mirrors
By Rue Volley
Book two in the Blood & Light Vampire series takes Rue, our teenage vampire, even deeper into the rabbit hole that has become her life. This book introduces a deeper look into the vampire city of “Valon” that all vampires derive from…taking a darker turn as you are invited into their world and their lack of compassion for the human race, and even in some cases, a total disregard for their own kind. As the story twists and turns you are also introduced to two new vampires, that of a sister/brother team by the names of “Jonah & Lily” who run a travelling carnival, luring unsuspecting humans into their lair, not only to seduce….but to feed upon.
Rue faces many dangers in this addition, not only from her own kind…but this new vampire breed…that of the rogues, who serve no one but themselves and their own desires. Rue also struggles with her want to be “normal” as she comes to terms with the fact that she is indeed a vampire of great importance, and as she navigates her way through this she is also coming to realize that Joshua Barrington has seduced her and perhaps stolen her heart. Please join us as you find yourself sucked deeper into an epic story in the life of one girl, who although she has good intention, may indeed be her own worst enemy. Book two is more graphic in nature…with language, sexual situations and violence. Sure to make you laugh, cry…and realize that sometimes you find yourself standing at the corner of WTF and OMG.
There are six books in the series, currently books 1 and 2 are available for sale at www.vamptasypublishing.co.uk
Direct link: http://www.vamptasypublishing.co.uk/#/blood-and-light/4553215984
About Rue Volley:
Rue Volley lives in Indianapolis, Indiana with her two pugs "Momo" & "Oshi" and her fantastic and supportive husband, Von. She attended Catholic Schools her entire life and ended up playing in an alternative rock band at the age of 18. She played music, specifically guitar, violin and handled vocals for the band, up until 2004, then she met her now husband, Von, and moved from Ohio to Indiana and started to work in retail management.
She spent the next 6 years running clothing stores and then she started to write, producing the 6 book vampire series in a little under 11 months.
She released the first book, "Blood & Light", on authorhouse in 2010, which is a self publishing company, and within 6 months sold over 2000 copies of the first installment, she was then noticed and picked up by Vamptasy Publishing in the UK and now the entire series will be available through Vamptasy. Rue splits her time between writing and photography now and plans on continuing the series, possibly for 2 more installments. She is also working on a new series, about a teenage witch, and plans to release this series sometime in 2012 through Vamptasy too. Rue is completely dedicated to her art and to her fans...and believes that if you think you can do something, it is as good as done.