I am Steffan Matthews. I am the vampire leader of Ambrose Heights and I am the guest blogger at Author Tammy Dennings Maggy’s Behind Closed Doors. “Guest” is a little bit of a reach now that the words have come out of my mouth. In actuality, she didn’t put up much of an argument once I flashed my fangs in the request, so maybe I should rephrase this to say I “took over” the blog.
My apologies to the lovely Ms. Maggy- I would never do anything to harm you. I must confess; the fangs were a bit of a faux pas on my part. They seem to descend on their own, overriding my self-control when I see a beautiful woman. I am a vampire, but don’t forget- I am still a man. To my credit, I did spare you the drool.
Well, now that I have composed myself, I am here and this is what I want to talk about- The story of my family and the woman that wrote the books, Maya DeLeina.
To start, take a look at the series that is based on my family.
The Ambrose Heights Vampires series
This Erotic Vampire Romance series follows the Matthew’s Lair as they intermingle with society, develop human-like serums, craft doctrines, connect with other vampire families and paranormal beings and search for their fated mates. They reside in the ultra-exclusive neighborhood of Ambrose Heights. Ambrose Heights sits high up on the mountain, overlooking the town of Manitou Springs, Colorado. And while the town is known for its healing spring waters, fabled underground passages and rumored lore of wizardry and witchcraft, the town’s residents find Ambrose Heights mysterious and inexplicable- they don’t quite know what to make of the gated community that seems to have appeared overnight. If only someone had done their homework. After all, the name Ambrose says it all- Immortal.
Catch the Series Book Trailer here: http://youtu.be/Ek5bvb1_-CA
Maya DeLeina is the Author that brought my family’s stories to life. Here is an account of the day I met Maya DeLeina and how she became the author of the Ambrose Heights Vampires series.
Maya DeLeina took her time walking through castle. Admiring the antiques that I had collected over the years, she made her way to the great room where my family waited for her arrival in sheer anticipation.
The invitation we sent to her was for dusk. At this time of day, the mountain terrain that sat outside the floor to ceiling windows that flanked the entire length of the great room radiated in swirls or purple and pink hues. We thought this would calm her.
After all, we didn’t quite know how she was going to react being among the only human in a room full of vampires.
“Why me? Why did I get an invite here?” Maya asked. I had her seated in my Tibetan antique chair in front of the family. She looked calm and collected, but I could tell she was shaking on the inside.
“You know our town and we know you have the ability to craft some tantalizing tales.” I responded.
Maya nodded her head.
“And you know about us, who we are. Don’t you?” Rhys said in a menacing tone.
Maya nodded her head once again, signaling her affirmation in the statement. Her body stiffened in fear.
“Maya,” I called to her in a soothing tenor.
Maya turned her attention to me.
“We will be leaving Ambrose Heights soon. We can’t stay any longer. People are starting to wonder about us.” I said.
“Ok. What do you want from me exactly?” Maya asked.
“We want you to write about our family. We want others in the town to know who exactly we were and how “human” we live our life.”
Maya cleared her throat, “How do you want me to write this?”
I looked around the room to my family members. We had talked about what exactly we wanted from Maya DeLeina for quite some time now. I searched their eyes for confirmation and was met with overwhelming encouragement, “We envision a series, where each of us would have our own story. You know, talk about how we became a vampire, what happened here in Manitou Springs. Each of us has experienced wild and unique adventures.”
I paused, allowing for Maya to ask questions. She remained silent, looking at me in a trance.
“You will start with Rhys first. He and his mate had kept a diary of what happened, so this would be a good starting point for you. Then, I would like you to write about me. I will be leaving Ambrose Heights first since I have to set up our residence for the family.” I continued.
“Where are you guys moving to?”
I just smiled and remained unwaveringly silent.
“Oh, I – I get it.” Maya responded.
“After that, you can start interviewing everyone to see where you would like to go after that,” I explained.
Maya smiled and quickly reached for her laptop. The screen illuminated the excitement in her face as the device came to life. The keys on her keyboard popped with exhilaration. “So, I am thinking we can meet down at the coffee shop on a regular basis to go over my progress and answer any questions I have. They have fantastically comfortable winged-back chairs that…”
“No Maya. I don’t think you understand. As long as my family takes up residence here, there is no meeting outside in public on this.”
“What are you suggesting then?”
“What I am suggesting? Would you like to see your accommodations here at Ambrose Heights?”
“Are you serious? You want me to live here while I write about your family?”
“Yes. We want you here Maya. Does that bother you?”
“N-No. It’s just…” Maya stuttered.
“You will be safe. Trust me. When you start learning about our family, you will feel perfectly comfortable in our presence.” I explained.
“And we will have Vaughn pick up food to stock the kitchen with.” Eilian added.
“So Maya, what do you think?” asked Rhys.
Maya quickly turned her attention to her laptop. Her fingers moved like lightening over the keys.
“What are you writing over there?” I asked
“The title of the series.” Maya said plainly.
“So this means you accept?”
Maya looked up and smiled. She turned her laptop around to display what she had typed.
We all leaned in to look at what was displayed on the screen.
“Ambrose Heights Vampires.”
Check out Tammy’s NOT ENOUGH TIME IN A DAY Blog now to read a little about my family’s first two stories Flesh Fantasy and Veil of Seduction
And don’t forget to get lost in Maya DeLeina’s Paranormal World