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.
Sunday, May 2, 2010
Unholy Embrace a vampire novel - the succubi among us
“Succubi are sly creatures who survive by draining the biological essence from men. They seduce their victims by fulfilling their innermost sexual fantasies.”
In Demons Werewolves and Other Creatures of the Night by Thaddeus Romans
The notion of succubi walking among us, holding jobs, and being members of society is completely ludicrous. They are demons of the night that seduce men and drain their energy from them. Succubi do not usually kill the men they seduce, but leave them in a weakened condition. While most men will recover their strength over a period of many months, some spend their life in a permanently disabled. However, anger a succubus and you have signed your death warrant. In Neil Benson's vampire novel, Unholy Embrace, Nessa, the vampiress spots a succubus at a party. Vampires have the ability to see and even feel the presence of demons. The succubus in this novel flees from the more powerful vampire.