Sunday, July 15, 2018

A Different Kind of Vampire Book: Iuliana Foos

Carly's View welcome Iuliana Foos, author of Bloodline Origins.  She was born and raised in Bucharest, Romania, and currently lives with her husband in San Antonio, Texas.  Read on to learn more about Iuliana and the characters she writes about.

A Different Kind of Vampire Book

A prestigious bloodline, alien descent and love blend and ignite war in the secret vampiric world.
We all have a certain image in our minds when it comes to vampires. I guess being born and raised in Romania had been a decisive factor in creating my own.
Vampires had been illustrated from merciless, bloodthirsty monsters to cursed and twisted souls, to sexy lovers turning into bats. I honestly disagreed with all of the above.

Visiting Dracula’s Castle brought a realistic side. Walking the dark and dingy corridors, the stone rooms with small openings for windows and the spiraled, tight stairs helped me envision them. I was in my early teens when I decided they must look and act a lot like us, humans.

Then I learned about the possibility of extra-terrestrial life. For me, there is no question about it. Life exists beyond our world, most probably different from what we might know and accept.

It was just a matter of time to put vampires and aliens in the same sentence. Two of my favorite fiction beings, besides dragons and elves, had to be somehow linked.

What if vampires had been brought to Earth by aliens? The question first sparked in my mind before I even finished high school. It took me thirty years to answer it.

The ‘Bloodline’ trilogy is a vampire’s lineage saga. In the first book, ‘Bloodline Origins’ I focused on the present time, with incursions in the distant past, the beginning of their existence.

As a perfect mix of aliens and humans, my vampires have special abilities and characteristics specific to both species.

Ana, my main character, takes the journey to self-discovery and complete transformation. Passion, heartache, doubt, and determination are mixing into a love story that will mark just the beginning.  

Are you intrigued? Read on for the Blurb of Bloodline Origins

Determined to turn her fantasy into reality, Ana starts her journey to become a vampire. Along the way, she learns the truth about their secret society, discovers her prestigious bloodline and falls in love.

Not all vampires are accepting of humans and war looms in the shadows. An ancient tome reveals the vampires’ alien descent and sparks war.

An army bent on eradicating her coven’s existence threatens her new world. Survival or annihilation will be in Ana’s hands.  

Excerpt from Bloodline Origins:

“Some had pale skin with dark tattoos. Others had darker skin with luminescent body markings. White eyes beamed toward us, empty, emotionless. Most of them had slightly pointed ears. They were taller and bigger than most people I knew. Some glided, others walked, and all wore long black robes.”

That’s kind of cool. Ana tried to visualize those chained, and the tall silhouettes gliding inside the cave. It made her shiver.

“They inspected everyone in the room and separated us into groups. We were the lucky ones, they said, chosen to rule the Earth.” Jonas ran his hand over the lower half of his face. “They spoke our language with ease.” He leaned against the backrest of his chair again, as if he wasn’t used to sitting, or he was uncomfortable. “It seemed the ones with darker skin and luminescent tattoos were higher ranked. One of them signaled, and more came in.” He glanced at Ana. “On some floating carts, motionless human bodies were piled up, and we each got one dropped at our feet—”

“Where they dead?” Ana interrupted.

Jonas shook his head. “No. They showed us how to feed. That was the first time I drank human blood.”

He stopped again. Ghosts seemed to be haunting his eyes, as if trying to escape.

Ana gathered her legs, curling them under her frame. She had dismissed the earlier lesson from Mara in regard to the posture.

“Who were they?” Ana slightly leaned forward, devouring every word.

Jonas stared at her like her words woke him from a trance.

“They told us they were from Vamphora. Called themselves Vamphorians and named us vampires.”

“Wait. Are you saying they were aliens?” Ana couldn’t believe her own words.

“Yes.” Jonas nodded in agreement. “They were searching for a new home. Theirs was on the brink of extinction.”

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  2. Thank you so much for hosting me today. It was fun and as always when another soulie is involved, a pleasure.