Saturday, April 13, 2013

Author Spotlight: G.D. Ogan- Immortal Relations

This first book in the series fully sets up the story, but doesn't waste time getting into the action either and the action is non-stop

Comment provided by reader, Richard Rasmussen:

"Being a bit of a vampire-phile, I find myself constantly searching for the next vampire series to reach out and grab, or, more appropriately, bite me. I believe I have found my holy grail of vampire novels. you see, the Vlad books are typically a bit gory for my tastes, while the Twilight series is campy, sophomoric, and I feel, is most appealing to teenage girls. Mr. Ogan has delivered a tale at breakneck speed, one that jumps out of the starting gate and never loses steam. A tale filled with life lessons, love, sex, action and adventure. Complete with new insights into the powers of the immortal vamps, and fresh takes on the complex inner workings of their existence. From page 1 until the very end, Immortal Relations promises to have you on the edge of your seat and begging for more..."

(I think you can see why I wanted to use what he said in his five star review - I think most authors would die for a review like that from someone they never met).

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Release Date:

06 December 2011

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Why this book stands out from others in the genre:

This first novel starts with a true story that is part of my family history (something many people wouldn't reveal if it happened in their family, but I felt was important as it was what caused me to write the first book and then continue on with the series). The truth is, my late father had a tryst with a young lady in Czechoslovakia right after World War Two and my mother was very upset when she found out. I was just a child but I remember some of the things she said, but which at the time, being a child, I didn't understand. In my novels, my vampires fight against evil, not only those vampires who attack humans, but against criminals and rogue politicians who seek to enslave those they are supposed to be serving. The Residency Coven (the good guys) own a number of corporations that do charitable works and which own manufacturing, wholesale as well as retail businesses, including funeral homes. Here the deceased are treated with the utmost respect and funerary laws are strictly followed; however, instead of the blood (which must be removed when the preservative fluid is to be added) being flushed down the drain, an anti-coagulant is added and then is transported to the Residency for their use. Blood is also retrieved from medical facilities when the whole blood can no longer be used or which has some toxin or contamination (which has no effect on vampires). The first full vampire child is born in this story and once mature, which doesn't take long for a full vampire, a hybrid half-vampire-half-human child is conceived and then born (it takes about three-times longer for a hybrid birth and maturation but still much faster than for a human). The thwarting of the attempted theft of nuclear weapons and chemical-biological weapons by the evil vampires presents the authors knowledge of the military tactics and weaponry, yet is written to be understandable by those lacking military background. The prevention of ecological disasters is another unusual feather for this genre' and the "humanity," and emotions seen in the actions of the guardian vampires are rare in this genre Further, the love and caring in the "explicit togetherness" (sex acts) is also not often found in such stories. The message that the good vampires are not soulless monsters and have full access to redemption is another area virtually unseen in the genre. There are parts of the story in which the reader may find a trickle of water from their own eyes at the reaction to pain of others displayed by our good vampires. This is definitely not a Bram Stoker type novel.

About The Author:

The reason I started writing the series is found on the first pages of "Immortal Relations." My father had been assigned to help the Czechs to form a new, hopefully democratic government, immediately after World War Two of course Soviet Troops were in Czechoslovakia at the time so it didn't take long before they expelled the Americans; however, my father was there long enough to strike up a "friendship" with one of the locals assigned to help the American Delegation. Finding a photograph, which we were able to get added onto page two of the book, of my father standing in front of Prague's famous Old Town Hall's Clock and then to see the writing on the back of the photograph set the stage for the story and proved that what my mother had said many decades earlier was based in fact. That my father had had a tryst while in Prague. Here is the first book:

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