|About the Book|
Thirteen stories, each tells a different tale of the life and experiences of a vampire. It begins as a simple dinner party. The idea gleaned from a book of the same title found by the host in Charing Cross Road, London. Taking it home to his wife itMoreThirteen stories, each tells a different tale of the life and experiences of a vampire. It begins as a simple dinner party. The idea gleaned from a book of the same title found by the host in Charing Cross Road, London. Taking it home to his wife it is she who suggests the theme of a vampire party.And so the party begins. The first story “To Die For” takes the reader from 12th century France through to 19th Century London and on to the modern day. The second story begins in the 15th century and gain takes the reader through time to the modern day. The third story which in its own unique way is part of the trilogy takes the view point of a female vampire. This is linked by association to the second story and passes through history to give an insight into the Ripper Murders of London in the late 19th Century.The fourth story looks at the rituals involved in bringing a vampire back to life. Story five is a simple story of the past where a person breaks into a woman’s room in tavern only to be a vampire. The story also has a subtle twist.The sixth story takes the reader away from the normal vampire tale and is told by a hunter of Vampires. The story takes the reader through the boys life into manhood and why he chose to hunt and kill vampires, right up to his demise and rebirth at the hands of those he hunted.Story seven brings the reader back into the vampires mind and looks at a possible meeting between Bram Stoker and a vampire in Whitby. The story shows how it is possible how Stoker may have got a few of his ideas for the story of Dracula.Story eight, this story takes the reader back to the early days of Britain, before Stonehenge was built, in 2500 BCE. This tale tells how the old legends of the Celtic and British Gods and Goddesses may have come about. The story then moves on to give ideas of the legend of Arthur, Merlin and Mordred along with the reason why Arthur my rise again. From the story moves to the middle ages where the vampire creates his own army and uses the warriors he has made from the old days. He moves to another land to fight the infidels and meets up with other vampires of both clans. The vampire then tells of how historical events were due to vampiric influence and how the battles between the two clans unfolds into the non-vampiric world and is explained.Story nine looks at one night of a female vampire as she meets her victim over the internet and how it is seen through the eyes of those who protect her secret.Story ten looks at how a young man is taken for a birthday trip to the west end of London and is turned into a vampire by the owner of the club.Story eleven, the story is set around an actor who is being interviewed for a vampire fanzine, the actor tells how he wishes to tell the true vampiric story Dracula and the legend and myth behind the vampire. The journalist is then shown into the secret history of vampirism and learns about Lilith and Cain.Story twelve is a simple story of reincarnation, it tells of how two lovers one a vampire are reunited after many centuries of searching only to discover that they are locked in bodies of the same gender. This is a homoerotic story.Story thirteen the final chapter gives a narrative from an uninvited guest to the party. And gives an insight into the future of the guests and further stories.Epilogue, the host of the dinner party explains away vampirism and how much fun the dinner party was.