I’ve always enjoyed books by Charmaine Harris (“True Blood/ Sookie Stackhouse) and was a huge fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Being Human. It’s not surprising then that my first stab at writing books was to try urban fantasy. I use the word loosely as in my world, vampires are in many ways as ordinary as us. They have jobs, they have layers, they have obsessions. They are flawed. I wanted to write about a world where it could really happen, where it’s not all mirrors without reflections and ghostly pale faces. I wondered what it would be like it that man next to you on the bus was a vampire. That waitress serving you your dinner. I didn’t want them to be sexy or romanticized.
Similarly, I wanted a heroine who was decidedly average in many ways. A heroine who is one of our own. Sometimes a little awkward socially, practical, and resilient. She doesn’t fit into our conventional archetypes of a heroine in fantasy books, she’s neither pretty or freakishly strong, nor fiercely alternative. I hope it’s these two worlds colliding which makes for tension, as well as some irreverence.
I don’t know if I’ve achieved those things. I hope so, and I’ll take what some of the reviews say. These seem honest! Now as you’ve been hanging out on my blog or been following on my media, I thought I’d take the opportunity to tell you a little about my books. I’m 44 in a few weeks and writing and publishing three full length novels in three years is probably my biggest achievement outside becoming a mum. If you feel you have a story to tell, trust me you should just do it. Write it for you. Take as little or as long you need. Do it for you.
So ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce you to The Sophie Morgan Vampire Series…
Relative Strangers: A Modern Vampire Story (Sophie Morgan Vampire Series #1)
Sophie Morgan is 23 and has always done the right thing. She’s caused no stress for her family, worked hard through university, has taken a successful leap onto the career ladder and nurtured a reasonably healthy bank balance. It’s no small surprise then when, on a post relationship break-up, mini-break to Antwerp, she pursues a pair of thieves who steal her friend’s handbag. But this is only the start of her world being turned upside down. She quickly learns that vampires exist, her neighbors aren’t what they seem and new boyfriends can be found in the strangest of situations.
Death in the Family (Sophie Morgan Vampire Series #2)
This time Sophie has more than vampires to deal with. In the face of estranged family members, the continued interest in her by Charles Ferrers and the prospect of her love affair with Mickey Kelly ultimately being a doomed one, Sophie has difficult choices to make. Will she accept the supernatural world and what her role in it might be?
Hostile Relations (Sophie Morgan Vampire Series #3)
When the body of a young man is pulled from the River Taff in Cardiff, there is more than one person who suspects that a new vampire has arrived in town.
Sophie Morgan, coming to terms with a dark family secret and looking for distraction, is thrown into the seedy underbelly of Cardiff when she takes some freelance work at a shelter for the homeless. Is a vampire deliberately picking off the vulnerable, or are there more human elements at work?
Kasper Andersen, appointed as enforcer for the oldest vampire clans, is new to the area. Is the mounting body count the work of his sire, or is vampire gangmaster and nightclub owner Doyle responsible?
DI Neil Rogers would rather be solving a series of robberies as he approaches retirement but the supernatural world just wants to suck him back in.
Their worlds collide in this sinister third installment of The Sophie Morgan Vampire Series, but who will survive and who will pay the ultimate price?
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