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Today I’m featuring a favorite picture of mine I used while creating the character, Blick from The Vampire from Hell series. I based my composite of Blick on the actor Ryan Reynolds.
Here’s an excerpt featuring Blick from my series, the Vampire from Hell (Part 2) – A Vampire Among Angels
“Have you been up all night…again?”
Blick found me on the terrace, gazing at the ocean. It was the break of dawn, and he was headed out for another day of training. I wanted to ask him if he was okay with my missing a lot of our martial arts practice sessions, but I forgot the question when I saw him. I feared my sleep deprivation was causing me to hallucinate, and then I remembered Blick’s change.
Since arriving at the House of G, Blick had transformed from his Lycan-Underworld-movie look to that of a tall, unassuming man with chiseled facial features and gleaming gold eyes.
“I can’t get used to your shift into human form. Your goatee is very nice. You are handsome for a hellhound, you know?”
“Is that a sense of humor I detect today?” he replied, ignoring my observation. He was confident and determined standing there in his workout clothes which consisted of a bright white T-shirt clinging to his tanned lean frame, a pair of royal blue gym shorts, and white sneakers. The wind from the sea pushed a few wisps of his jet black hair into his eyes and he brushed them aside.
Hearing the love in his soft baritone voice was music to my ears. Since we didn’t need to be secretive anymore, we had fallen out of the habit of talking to each other telepathically.
“What about the nightmares?” he asked.
Tears rose in my eyes. I gritted my teeth and fought to compose myself, so I didn’t burst out crying like a little girl in front of him. “Ongoing,” I muttered. “Anytime I try to sleep, I see Father and Stephanie turn into monstrous snakes and chase after me.” Because I hadn’t been able to sleep for weeks, my life consisted of three activities: wandering around Blick’s home, surfing on my computer, or hanging out on the terrace (usually at night).
He nodded and placed his hand on my forehead, checking my body temperature. “You’re burning up,” he insisted.
“I think that’s just how I am now.” I smiled up at him weakly. The seven-foot hellhound I had raised from a pup in Hell was actually a seven-foot shapeshifting angel who was trying his best to take care of me. I called him ‘Papa’ especially when he was fussing over why my health was steadily declining. Blick wasn’t the only one worried about me. I was too.
“A friend is coming by later with some supplements. Will you answer the door this time, please?” he asked.
We stood on the terrace of his home in silence for a few moments, watching the waves. About eight two-story properties of high ranking angels including Blick’s home lined a sandy white beach nestled in a cove. His home was in the center of the arch-shaped cove, and I could look out from the terrace on the second floor and see the ocean. Towards the east, the ocean stretched out to what seemed like infinity. It was more beautiful than I’d imagined oceans could be. Now in the morning sunlight, the water glistened and danced, merging into hues of light blue and green. Were the oceans on Earth this blue? One day, I thought to myself, one day I’ll find out.
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Rayea isn’t daddy’s little girl, even if he is the most powerful fallen angel around. He wants her to take an active role in the family business. But she’s not interested in his schemes for world domination. Instead she wants to spend her time shopping on the Internet, rescuing humans from a horrific eternity, and practicing martial arts with her seven foot hellhound. Then one day everything changes.
Please note that this sample (as of May 2013) includes both Part 1 and Part 2 – A Vampire Among Angels. (Cover Design by Cora Graphics)
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