A blog about my anthology Dark Journeys,my vampire novel Unholy Embrace, my forthcoming novella Wizard Under fire. short horror stories, and my dark poetry.
Friday, March 19, 2010
Unholy Embrace vampire novel by Neil Benson - revenge among vampires
“Revenge among vampires frequently stretches across the centuries. Retribution is invariably exacted with the highest degree of cruelty.” In The Vampires Among Us by Thaddeus Romans fictitious vampire expert.
At the end of the 17th century, another vampire attacks Nessa, the female protagonist of my vampire novel, Unholy Embrace. Nessa easily defeats the female vampire who tries to kill her. However, Nessa, contemptuous of her attacker, fails to destroy her enemy. This mistake will haunt Nessa for over three hundred years. The other vampire knows she cannot kill Nessa, so she attacks people close to her hated enemy. When Nessa comes to America, she is sure her old nemesis could not possibly have followed her across the ocean. She underestimates the tenacity of her stalker who attempts to kill Frank, her lover. Nessa knows she must kill the creature and does so in a manner befitting the end of a three hundred-year-old battle.