This week we have a special treat. Instead of a guest post we have a Character interview so let’s go meet our guest!
What’s your name?
I am Valerian DuCharme, enforcer for House Tenshire. House Tenshire is one of the three vampire houses that rule over the Community.
Where did you grow up?
I grew up on my father’s small vineyard in the Loire Valley in France.
During what time period does your story take place?
This story takes place in real-time.
What’s your story/back story?
I was born in 1778 in the Loire Valley in France. I lived there until I enlisted in Emperor Napoleon Buonaparte’s army. I was turned into a vampire at the Battle of Austerlitz in 1805. I am currently the enforcer for House Tenshire, one of the three vampire houses that rule of the Community. The Community is made up of the mythical creature that humans don’t believe in.
What’s your goal in this story?
I am trying to keep the members of my house safe. I have been assigned to kidnap a horror story writer and question her concerning something that she has written.
What conflicts are you facing?
The greatest law in the Community is to remain hidden from the humans. There is information being leaked that is putting all of us in danger. I have to find the leak and stop it.
Do you have a plan for resolving them?
The plan to resolve the problem is very simple…find the leak and eliminate it. I have found out things are not what I thought they were. It will take all everyone working together to solve the crisis we are facing.
Is there anything else you’d like us to know about you?
Being turned into a vampire was the last thing I ever wanted. It destroyed my old life and forced me to make a new one. I will never forgive the creature who did this to me.
The monsters are real
For most of her life, Lily Montgomery had thought the creatures that inhabited her dreams lived on only in the pages of the horror novels she wrote. Until she was kidnapped by a vampire and forced to go on the run from werewolves and other shapeshifters. And from her emotions. For, against all reason, her heart was also at risk of being captured by the vampire.
Valerian DuCharme had been turned into a vampire against his will. But in the turning, he did not lose his charisma or his caring. Now the enforcer for one of the princely houses of the Community, he tried to ensure the safety of anyone who came within range. And of many who didn’t. But it was all reflex, until he met Lily. And emotions he hadn’t felt for hundreds of years surfaced.
Augustina Van Hoven was born in The Netherlands and currently resides in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, dog and two cats. She is an avid reader of romance, science fiction and fantasy. When she’s not writing she likes to work in her garden or in the winter months crochet and knit on her knitting machines.
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