David Lee Summers – Romance Writer?

My publisher recently posted an ebook edition of Vampires of the Scarlet Order at All Romance ebooks. I’ve never really thought of the Scarlet Order series as being romance. However, romance is very much a part of the book. There’s the romance between the vampires Daniel and Mercy, Hunter and Alice and of course Rudolfo and Jane. I also imply a romantic relationship between the more minor characters of Alexandra and Roquelaure. Because this is a vampire book, I’ve not been afraid to follow the vampires behind closed doors. There is a distinctly erotic component. Be advised, this book is not intended for younger readers! Because of this I certainly have no objection to the book’s appearance at a romance site. Moreover, I’m actually pretty excited about it. As far as I’m concerned, I think it’s great to get the book out in front of as many people who might like it as possible. If you haven’t read Vampires of the Scarlet Order and would like to pick up the new ebook edition, you may do so at: http://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-vampiresofthescarletorder-184717-140.html

I have been working on a prequel to Vampires of the Scarlet Order called Dragon’s Fall. Currently the plan is to release Dragon’s Fall as five ebook novelettes. Once all five ebooks are released, there will be a print version available. At this point, my publisher is talking about marketing this as romance and again, I’m all for it for the reasons I mentioned above. However, I do want to assure those folks who have already read Vampires of the Scarlet Order, that the new book will still be full of action, adventure and intrigue. The minor characters of Alexandra and Roquelaure from Vampires of the Scarlet Order will be explored in much more detail. Likewise, you’ll learn much more about Lord Draco, including how he became a vampire.

Another book project I’m starting to devote more time to is a steampunk fantasy tentatively titled Owl Dance. People who follow David B. Riley’s Science Fiction Trails anthologies and magazines will already be familiar with the characters of Ramon and Fatemeh and their adventures in the Old West. This new novel explores their story more and tells how an alien called Legion comes and changes the course of history as we know it. Again, romance will very much be part of this story. However, unlike Vampires of the Scarlet Order, Owl Dance will be suitable for younger readers as well as adults.

I would like to wish everyone a wonderful Halloween. If you haven’t yet, be sure to stop by the Science Fiction Poetry Association’s website and listen to some great Halloween-themed poetry at: http://www.sfpoetry.com/halloween.html. My poem there is called the “Armadillos of Castle Dracula” and it explains why Renfield spots a pair of armadillos in Dracula’s castle in the 1931 movie Dracula.

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