Wednesday, June 29, 2011

David Brown Writes Vampires Too- Guest Blog and Fezariu's EpiphanyGiveaway

Though the world of Elenchera is host to humans, elves, dwarves, dragons and anthropomorphic races such as valkayans and tolderes, there is room in the history for vampires too.

My earliest foray into Elenchera’s vampire race came with a short story, The Sparkling Dew on the Lakeside, which told of vampire ships from Deutermia that sailed north to the many lands of East Elenchera to raid towns for victims. One such vampire, Lorenzo, stepped onto foreign soil and was immediately struck by images of a young and beautiful woman – Celestia – weeping by the side of a stunning lake in the midst of an autumnal forest. Rather than joining the vampire raids, Lorenzo was drawn to a distant town where some shocking revelations were waiting.

The Sparkling Dew on the Lakeside remains my favourite of the short stories I have written and I intend to take the story and extend it into a novel. The history of events that will feature have already been written but for now it’s a book that I will sadly have to put on hold.

Fezariu’s Epiphany was the novel that cried out to me the loudest when deciding what to write and I have already chosen my second work – A World Apart.

I suppose my hesitation in writing The Sparkling Dew on the Lakeside comes from the theme of vampires being very popular at the moment. Stephanie Meyer has championed a vampire revival with the Twilight series while the likes of True Blood and the brilliant Let The Right One In have also opened up new possibilities for our bloodthirsty friends. I think the danger at the moment is that many great vampire works may get lost or overlooked given the popular trend for these types of books right now.

In the not too distant future I will be glad to share The Sparkling Dew on the Lakeside and my promise is of a tragic love triangle, sympathetic vampires, a fierce war between good and evil, and a young couple torn apart through ill fortune. Vampires are alive and well in the literary world and I’m very much looking forward to sharing a tale of my own about these remarkable creatures.

Visit David on tour:

Interview at Yahoo's Associated Content

June 27 Interview

June 29 Guest Blog Bibrary Bookslut

June 29 Guest Blog Fang-tastic Books

July 6 Guest Post

Thursday July 7 Interview

Friday July 8 Guest Blog

July 11 Guest Blog

July 12 Interview

July 11 and 12 The Plot Character Post

July 19th Guest Blog Castles and Guns

July 20 Guest Blog

July 21 Guest Blog blog

July 22 Guest Blog The Write at Home Mom

Book Blurb:

"The White Oak, Clarendon’s oldest brothel, lured and destroyed men by the thousands. Fezariu was different. He had never been drawn by the White Oak’s vices but the brothel had still ruined him when he was just a boy.

Salvation came in the form of the Merelax Mercenaries – Elenchera’s most prestigious hired hands. They gave Fezariu the chance to escape from his past. Immersed in the world of dangerous assignments in the colonies Fezariu longed to forget everything about his childhood but only in facing the past would he ever be free of it."

Book trailer:


Author bio:

"David Brown was born in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, and first conceived the idea of the Elencheran Chronicles at college in 1999. He spent ten years compiling the history of Elenchera, resulting in 47,000+ years of events, 500+ maps, 2000+ pages, several short stories and many much-needed acquaintances with Jack Daniels.

David also has a blog, The World According to Dave (, which features reviews, stories and dramatic tales of the horrors of owning cats.

David now lives in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, with his wife, Donna, and their six cats.
Fezariu's Epiphany is his first novel."

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David M. Brown said...

Thanks very much for hosting me - it's a real honour to guest blog here. I'll be popping by throughout the next few days so if anyone has any questions I'll be happy to answer them!


David M. Brown
Fezariu's Epiphany

Jen B. said...

I love to find new vamp stories. I did read the Twilight series. There was a lot wrong with those vamps. Just my opinion! Do you have any favorite vampire stories that you recommend to others? One of my favorites is The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova.

lindalou said...

I love vampire stories. I read that you started with a short story... how did you decide to write about vamps since you were hesitant because of their current popularity? Thanks so much for the giveaway!

Tore said...

I love reading about vampires. I really enjoyed the Twilight series. Please enter me in