Wednesday, May 1, 2013

The Nosferatu Brotherhood with Annie Nicholas

I’ve been a vampire groupie for as long as I can remember. My first memory of them is the movie Dracula by Frank Langella (1979) when I was seven years old. (We were camping and a neighbor had a small black and white TV.) But my favorite is Francis Ford Coppola (1992) Dracula.

I’m not going to bore you with a trip down memory lane of vampire movies that have influenced me but I thirty *cough* something years in my head. When I was beginning to play with the idea of writing a book I knew it had to be vampires. I’d be sitting at a desk for hours on end writing so it had to be about something that I loved.

The idea of my Nosferatu Brotherhood was born one night while trying to figure out what my angle would be on the mythology. I loved the 1921 movie Nosferatu. (I actually had a link to the full movie from my website until recently.) I didn’t want my vampires to be beautiful. I wanted gritty and fierce.

So my version of the myth separates the vampire nation into clans. The Nosferatu clan polices all other vampires. Rumor is they traded more of their humanity for greater power. This makes them appear less human. All of them are bald with pointed ears. All are ruthless when it comes to keeping the laws. Not just anyone can be turned into a Nosferatu. Only male vampires can survive the transformation, no humans could, and definitely not any females. This makes them a brotherhood of sorts.

I loved this idea so much I used in two of my series. The Vanguards and The Angler.

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The Vanguards Book 6
Annie Nicholas

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Number of pages: 150
Word Count:  44, 000

Cover Artist: Hailey Edwards

Book Description: 

One year ago, Sugar survived a wolf shifter attack but it had left her broken.  Paralyzed on the left side, she fights for independence in her day-to-day life. Her worst injuries are the scars on her soul. She can’t bear who she has become and it drives her to push her vampire lover, Daedalus, away. How could he still love her when she is just a shadow of herself? But a new threat on Daedalus’s life yanks away her veil of self-pity and she resolves to help him.

The vampire council sends an emissary to Daedalus. His clan brother, another Nosferatu, hands him an ultimatum. Return to his post as Prime in Pal Robi or he’ll kill Sugar and her shifter friends. Daedalus has brought enough trouble into Sugar’s life. He won’t be responsible for more, so he agrees to leave Chicago.

To both warriors surprise, Sugar’s not willing to remain behind, and with her own shifter guards she’s ready to assist Daedalus regain control of Pal Robi.

About the Author:

Annie Nicholas hibernates in the rural, green mountains of Vermont where she dreams of different worlds, heroes, and heroines. When spring arrives the stories pour from her, in hopes to share them with the masses one day. Mother, daughter, wife are some of the hats she happily wears while trudging after her cubs through the hills and dales. The four seasons an inspiration and muse.


1 comment:

Tina B said...

I always enjoy learning where authors get their ideas/inspiration from. :)
I have to admit that I have not seen many older vamp movies. I will have to check them out though.
Thank you for sharing, Annie.