Chapters from a draft of my novel American Insurgency. A Special Forces Officer returns home to New York City and learns that gangsters have taken over his old neighborhood. When two of these thugs threaten his father, he tosses them out into the street. After a confrontation with the gang leader, he realizes that his war is not over.
Also included are excerpts from my anthology Dark Journeys, my vampire novel Unholy Embrace, and short horror stories and poems.
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
The Power of the Female Vampire - Thaddeus Romans fictional vampire authority
“When a female vampire takes a mortal lover, she assumes complete command of the relationship. The so-called Alpha Male among mortals is a mere plaything compared to the power of the female vampire.”
In The Vampires among Us by Thaddeus Romans
In the movie "Underworld" the character of Selene, played by Kate Beckinsale, answers to no one but the master vampire Viktor. However, in the end she made her point with him. A little joke, so to speak. But it is no joke for mortal men who find themselves in a relationship with a female vampire. Physically she is his master, but so too is she an emotionally. The female vampire has been alive for hundreds of years and gained experience and relationships with men, and the knowledge of power and how to use it.in the vampire novel, Unholy Embrace, Nessa, the vampire, is completely in control of her mortal lover Frank. He puts up a spirited battle to have a more equal relationship, but she is always two steps ahead of him. Only her love for him, which creates a vulnerability, gives him any leverage in the relationship. This is more than can be said of almost all relationships between female vampires and mortal men.