Now Available: Psalm of Vampires
A novel about a streaming vampire with a whole lotta problems.
Psalm of Vampires is now available on Amazon!
Meet Jade Mourning, a slightly neurotic but clever vampire whose line extends to Alexander the Great. Over the centuries, he’s survived vampire hunters, the bubonic plague, and the eccentricities of his friend Moreland (who may or may not be the mother of one of his children).
But can he survive an emerging hybrid vampiric species that threatens both humans and vampires? Even more importantly, can his emotions survive the human friendships he has to forge to win an apocalyptic battle of the ages? Jade is a gaming and streaming superstar who oversees a house full of male and female “influencers.” He has occasional flings with some of the influencers that live in his large Atlanta estate. He feeds off others when he needs some quick sustenance.
It’s all very convenient for him until his world is shattered by a series of murders. To complicate things, he has suddenly found himself emotionally attached to his human FWB Daphne.
He is less enamored with another human, Atlanta PD’s Detective Standmoore Owens, who has identified Jade as a suspect in the murders. When Jade learns that Owens is a vampire hunter in a world that forgot about vampires a long time ago, they find themselves in a tense alliance as they uncover a larger menace that threatens humans and the world’s few remaining vampires with extinction. As the world around him starts to cave in, Jade must also deal with emotions that are stirred up by his human love interest and the possibility that his wife may still be alive. It’s hard enough to prevent an extinction event. But when you live the wild lifestyle of a vampire influencer who has an almost fatal attraction to humans, it becomes a dark comedy of errors. In the end, it’s Jade’s own humanity that holds the key to the fate of the world.
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Read The MagicLand Chronicles
Check out these free web stories on Medium, all part of The MagicLand Chronicles:
The Dragons Amongst Us
There are some who say that there is a third species. Not of Gath. Not of Moria. A species that has achieved complete mastery over genetics.
Triage — Part One
A young woman returns home after the Third Eradication. Let the magic begin.
The Fires of Easterly
Little did we know that beneath the glow of the continuously burning Easterly fires was a city of magic.
The Death of Charlie Hollywood
My name is Charlie Hollywood. Before the First Eradication, I was a crypto gamer and financier. It’s all gone, now. All of it.
The First Reckless
Helping someone revisit their past can come in handy once in a while. Just ask Gladstone Freely.
The Behavior Scale
Candy wants to leave Chicago but can’t because her Behavior Scale says she can’t.
The Graft Queen
He sliced the head clean off the Gath. Why didn’t it grow back?
Where is MagicLand?
Stories of a land of magic abound. But are they real?
The House of Nadab
Welcome to our house, where you choose how to die
There’s an App for That
The beings move at the speed of light, even when they are perfectly still.
Mary Catches Fire for Free
The Gath had nearly destroyed us. Then along came Mary.
A ghost hunts for prey in the new land of Magic.
The Cesspool Mermaid
She was living in a small shallow pond full of toxic waste.
Some say magic began to appear before Old Earth fell.
It’s her kitchen. She can do what she wants.
The War Dogs of Lamar
May the best beasts win.
Welcome to You+
It’s time for a new, augmented YOU!
The Dragons of Sierra
Will a new menace alter the conflict between magicians and augmented humans?
The Return of PeeWee Secaucus
A lawyer discovers the gift of magic.
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