With the release of The Courtship of the Vampyre a few weeks ago, I’ve got to enjoy the ride at the top of the Amazon hot new release lists for epic poetry all this time. It’s been a fantastic experience and the little book is still in the top 100 in the epic poetry category for sales. Now that may not mean much to many of you out there, but it’s a big pat on the back for this author. It means people are actually taking a look at my work. Based on the feedback so far, they like it too. Double bonus!
While writing this group of poems, I found myself drawn to the characters and the story lines that will make up my new series called The Kayne Legacy. At first I wanted to just tell the tale of how the first vampires came to be, and how in my world there are actually two different kinds. One group called the Guardians of the Night are the Vampyre Elite and are charged with protecting the essence of the Tree of Life which courses through their veins. They are direct descendants of the First Born, Cain. The second group are the ones actually cursed to walk the night and are lead by the seventh son of Adam who I call Malachi. He is the one who receives the curse he felt should have been put on Cain for killing Abel. In my world, Abel’s death was indeed an accident and Abel was not all that innocent in the whole thing. Think of the favorite child in the family who could never do anything wrong in the eyes of his parents, but in actuality caused a lot of strive with his siblings. That would be Abel.
If you read the poems in this book, you will see the basic story of these creatures but it will be in the novels where you will get to meet them all, love or hate them as you choose, and of course root for the side you hope wins out in the end.
Now with the first book of poetry Follow Me: Poetry from the Heart and Soul I wrote about my own journey through life trying to find myself after being torn apart from heartache and betrayal. I didn’t realize it at the time, but a few of those poems are now serving as guides to other books I’ll write as Lia Michaels. One of the poems was actually the wedding vows for the couple in For the Love of Quinn. This all had me thinking about compiling another book of poems to go along with “The Vixen, the Witch, and the Daemon” to help tell the tales that will be in The Songs of Fate series. With witches, fae, shape shifters, and other magical creatures, there is so much material to organize. What better way than with my poetry? It’s worked for me twice now. LOL! Might as well stick with what’s working. If it ain’t broke… 😉
As always, thank you all for coming on this journey with me. Without your support, I wouldn’t be where I am today and surely wouldn’t be enjoying it as much!