Vampire Novelist Denise K. Rago

I sit at my writing desk awith notes and varous papers written about the characters in my series. I have lineage charts for Christian, Amanda, Josette as well as many character profiles. I pull up the Outline template and stare at the blank grid knowing what is to come.

Book Three in my series.

I write a lot and although I may not use all the materials in one particular book I keep everything because….well, because my characters speak to me loud and clear and one never knows when all their gabbing will suddenly coalesce into a chapter and a direction and suddenly I have material for my next novel.

My next novel is tentatively titled Eternal Hunger.  As with all my book titles, they reference the emotional state of more than one character in the story.  For example, in Immortal Obsession, there were several immortal characters who were obsessed with other vampires and in some cases with mortal men and women.

In Blood Tears, many of the vampires cried Blood Tears. No one vampire was immune to sadness and loss. Loss wraps itself around all the main characters like a beautiful mink shawl as they struggle to live and love while they travel from the calamitous eighteenth century to the present day. For some, the eighteenth century is just another pit stop in their long and complicated lives.

Anyway, here I sit as voices fill my head and I see their faces and their pain and I realize, it is time to start anew.

Only Lovers Left Alive Trailer

Have you seen this film yet?

It looks particularly alluring with the two main characters; vampires aptly named Adam and Eve, moving about in the shadows of exotic rooms; lovers who have endured centuries both together and apart. Vampires that seem both accepting of their fate and yet bored by it. I wonder if I lived for centuries how would I manage not to be bored? What is it that sustains me on a daily basis? Without the frame-work of a mortal life how would I manage to remain connected to and excited by the world?

Would infinite time dull the edges of the things that I love? Reading, writing, traveling, listening to every classical composers works….it all takes time. Walking through art museums, watching movies.  Without the need to hurry through life how would I manage the vastness of it? It appears that vampires wrestle with these issues just as we do and I wonder how Adam and Eve will manage it in Only Lovers Left Alive.

Thank you to everyone who entered this giveaway. I am extremely flattered and I hope you enjoy the second novel in my Vampire Chronicles.

Through April 30th, Immortal Obsession will be discounted to $1.00. Yes, that is right. From $3.99 down to one dollar.
Use the coupon code WV28T at check out and enjoy my spring fling on Smashwords.

Thank you Brian Moreland,  supernatural mystery author of such titles as Dead of Winter, The Witching House, The Devil’s Woods and several other terrifying novels for allowing me the honor of being featured on his blog Dark Lucidity with an article on Greystone Psychiatric Hospital located in my town of Morris Plains, New Jersey.

I love all sorts of horror novels and his stories do it for me, though I do not recommend reading them alone at night. His latest novel, The Vagrants releases on June 3, 2014. I’ll be reading it with the lights on!

Here is a bit about Brian taken from the bio on his website. Brian and I connected both on Facebook and Pinterest where he saw photographs I had taken of Greystone Psychiatric Hospital.  I have always found a certain beauty in abandoned places and I guess I am not alone in this love of the macabre.

Growing up near the historic landmark of Greystone Psychiatric Hospital, it was interesting researching it’s long and complicated history. Presently, the famous Kirkbride Building is slated for demolition, a process that could take years, while a local group tries to save at least part of the massive structure.  I learned so much about this building and it is all there in myarticle featured on Brian’s blog Dark Lucidity. Won’t you stop by and visit?

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Blood Tears by Denise K Rago

Blood Tears

by Denise K Rago

Giveaway ends April 10, 2014.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

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Are you hanging out at home this Friday night strolling around on the internet looking for fun?
Join me at Hook of a Book on Facebook for a VIRTUAL party from 7 – 9pm March 7th to celebrate the release of my second novel, Blood Tears. It will be a fun evening of giveaways including gift cards, signed copies of both Immortal Obsession and Blood Tears and ebooks too, so please drop by. I will be taking questions as well but please pre-ask your questions or ask during the party via an e-mail submission to the site administrator at Hook of a Book. Send your questions to hookofabook@hotmail.com. Attendees can see the questions answered and be able to comment. I know it will be alot of fun and I am so happy to give back to you, the reader who makes what I do so rewarding.

Are you hanging out at home this Friday night strolling around on the internet looking for fun?
Join me at Hook of a Book on Facebook for a VIRTUAL party from 7 – 9pm March 7th to celebrate the release of my second novel, Blood Tears. It will be a fun evening of giveaways including gift cards, signed copies of both Immortal Obsession and Blood Tears and ebooks too, so please drop by. I will be taking questions as well but please pre-ask your questions or ask during the party via an e-mail submission to the site administrator at Hook of a Book. Attendees can see the questions answered and be able to comment. I know it will be alot of fun and I am so happy to give back to you, the reader who makes what I do so rewarding.

Blood Tears Covers

“No one thinks of how much blood it costs.”
~ Dante Alighieri~

Three years later and Blood Tears is finally here! It has been an incredible journey for both myself and my protagonist, Christian Du Maure, the lonely, all too human vampire who is the focus of these tales. I have followed him from the art-filled halls of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, to a ravaged, Pre-Revolution Paris, through cathedrals, over bridges and back to where it all began for him: Meudon, France. I am as surprised as he is at this moment, suspended between his turpulent past and an exciting, yet unknowable future. I can hear his deep voice as it resonates down the dank hallways of his ancestral home: Vallee D’Arbes. I feel his sorrow and see his tears shed over losses which still haunt him. His life is the stuff that books are made of and so I did with first, Immortal Obsession and now, Blood Tears.

I hope you enjoy it.

  • by Denise K. Rago

Only six days until Blood Tears is here, yes, here on my website, in the flesh for sale. It has been an exciting three years for this writer as the sequel to Immortal Obsession took shape and form and is the story you will be able to read soon.

Thank you for being a part of this journey with me. Nothing thrills me more than to create through writing. The act is something that comes from my soul, my need to tell a story, to share it the only way I know how, through the written word.

As I share the journey of Christian Du Maure, his best friend Michel Baptiste and Amanda Peretti, the mortal woman who has been thrust into their world, their stories evolve and take a life all their own. As it should be. I am only the teller of this tale of love, regret, guilt, shame, devotion and loss.

May you enjoy this tale.