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Author Spotlight / November 2, 2017

The fifth novella in D. B. Reynolds’s RT and EPIC award-winning Vampires in America series is here. Raphael, the most powerful vampire in North America, is heading for Europe, and he’s pissed! TREACHERY … An experience the powerful Vampire Lord Raphael has rarely had to withstand in his long life. RAGE … An emotion that left unchecked can burn like the fires of hell. REVENGE … A dish that philosophers claim is best served cold. It’s been months since the powerful French vampire Mathilde used Raphael’s arrogance against him and nearly succeeded in taking his life. His fury has grown stronger with every day since, fed by new bloody incursions onto North American soil by the Europeans, while vampire politicking has forced him to wait. But no longer. Someone has attacked his home, killing vampires, threatening Cyn. They’ve taken it one step too far, and Raphael’s tired of waiting. His enemies are about to discover that revenge can taste damn good when it’s hot, too. Buy RELENTLESS: Kindle | | iTunes/iBooks | Kobo | Google Play | Amazon CA | Amazon UK | Amazon DE | Amazon FR Excerpt: Malibu, CA—present day LENNY PULLED the silicon plugs from his…

D. B. Reynolds | Writing a Dark Hero
Author Guest / December 6, 2010

I liked complicated men. They tend to be a bit (okay, a lot) more high maintenance, but they’re also a lot more intense, which means life with them is more passionate. And I like that. When it comes to writing my heroes, of course, I tend to go with what I like in real life. Not always. But usually. One of the first full-length manuscripts I ever wrote was an epic fantasy. This story had its origins in the idea that even a villain can have someone who loves him. My evil sorcerer started out life as a truly good guy who was corrupted by magic and turned evil almost against his will. I hoped to build empathy for him as a young man, so that when the magic twisted him, the reader would see the tragedy of his transformation and continue to view him sympathetically. While writing this story, I had the great good fortune to have the input of a very experienced Science Fiction/Fantasy editor who had spent twenty years at some of the biggest houses in the genre. She read the first draft of the manuscript and said of my villain’s trauma… I don’t care. Which meant…