I love this story. I really do. The truth is, I wasn’t sure I had anything to say about vampires. No, that’s not true. I said for years I had nothing to say about vampires right up until I did.
This tale is dark but romantic. It delights in gore in the way you’d expect vampires would. There’s a lot of physical action as well as sexy action and what’s best? It’s the first of three. At least three. This arc is three. If it’s real popular, you never know.
Most of these vampires are ancient. The predate Christians and so they do not follow the same rules as the traditional vampire does, save exposure to sunlight and beheadings. The sire or master is a Spartan vampire but there is an interesting cast of characters including a transgender vampire, a druid, ancient Egyptian, all across the globe. It’s a really interesting mythos and it tackles some of the ideas that I’d always wanted to see. It’s lurid, graphic, and lyrical. I’m really proud of it.
Olen Clark is a nighttime security guard at the Houston Museum of Natural History, tormented by a dark past and painfully alone. His beauty and secrets attract the notice of an ancient vampire, Lysander of Sparta–known to Olen as Ander, who enters Olen’s world under a shroud of mystery and captures the spiritually wounded Olen’s imagination. Starry-eyed, with visions of pop culture vampire love filling his head, Olen takes the ultimate risk for love only to discover unlife is nothing like he imagined.
Rather than becoming Ander’s lover, he’s reborn into a cruel vampiric family with sibling rivalry and dangerous lusts beyond his worst fears. With his love for Ander unchanged but his maker keeping him at arm’s length, can Olen make peace with his new brothers and sisters and discover a way to win back the master vampire who still holds his heart? And how far is Olen willing to go to make Ander his and his alone?