Most of my vampire stories take place in the universe I established in my first stories, with a past in the Vampire Pacts series, a present with the On The Edge and Special Enforcers series, and a future with the Demons Age series…
But this is a different universe! After ten years of writing vampires with the same ‘rules’ I wanted to shake things up a little and play in a new sandbox.
In the Compulsion Cycle, unlike my usual universe, the human world is not aware that vampires are real. Vampires drink blood and their physical appearance remains the same as it was when they were turned, two ‘classic’ rules, but sunlight is not deadly to them—although they can get bad sunburns if they remain in the sun for too long.
One of their ‘powers’ is that they can compel humans to do exactly as they are told with nothing more than a look and a few words. With eye-contact, they can also enter a human’s mind—or rather, draw a human into their mind—and share an elaborate fantasy with them that looks and feels entirely real.
The first story I created in this universe is the Ward of the Vampire serial, which is available as one complete ebook or five installments, the first of which is free. Narrated by the human heroine Angelina, it shows her try to untangle the life and emotions of vampire millionaire Morgan Ward after she is compelled to live in his mansion.
The second story is a companion to Ward of the Vampire, though all three serials stand on their own. In the Serenade serial, we follow vampire Irene, a secondary character from Ward of the Vampire, as a human and his vampire companion work their way into her life despite her best efforts to remain unattached.
The third of this trio of interconnected stories is the Vampire Delights serial. In this series, Delilah, a secondary character in Ward of the Vampire and Serenade, gets her own happily ever after with two vampires.
Both Ward of the Vampire and Vampire Delights have an epilogue which is available in the box set of each serial or as a freebie to my newsletter subscribers.