When writing Blood Lust Rising, my paranormal romance vampire novel, I found myself scrolling through Wikipedia on the hunt for some simple historical data I could weave into my fiction to create something believable for my readers. I needed a foundation. Who better than the original vampire himself? I’m not the first person, nor will I be the last, to use Vlad Tepes, also known as Dracula, as my go to guy.
Lizbeth Tepes, imaginary daughter of Vlad Tepes (in my world he was able to have a child), was born in my mind and became the first, and only, living, breathing vampire. (All important details to make my book work!) Not only did Lizbeth become the Vampire Queen, she also became my villain, the woman Ella Gray needed to defeat in order to survive.
A chain of events is triggered, forcing Ella and Micah down a shadowed path riddled with unrestrained passion, violence and betrayal. The truth of Micah’s demonic origins will reveal a heart-breaking conspiracy within the Shadow Agency that once swore to protect humanity from vampires and demons. Ella and Micah are proof that nothing is as it appears.
Her current novel, Blood Lust Rising, exemplifies what Fayth most enjoys about the Paranormal Romance genre, a reading experience that both quickens the heart and tingles the spine.
Fayth Devlin was born and raised in Southern California, where she presently resides with her husband and three sons. She is currently working on the final book in her Vampire Queen Trilogy and the first novel in a brand new series.