Before you get excited, how about this for a thought: could people we love and think we know look like demons on the inside? It’s okay, calm down! You’ve had a Gothic moment! Feel better? Okay, good because here I go with another Gothic fiction post and this one is about my own fiction. The themes of which are: madness, obsession, devil worship, vampirism, voyeurism, incest and sadism.
ANSWER: BECAUSE IT’S GOTHIC HORROR! Actually, it’s Gothic horror with some romance in it, and most importantly it’s absolutely NOT Young Adult fiction.
This is the darkest of the three novels. There are two characters introduced at the end of the novel who are featured in the fourth, one of whom is Dracula. In both Unholy Testaments, the subject of good vs evil continues to be debated. These books, after all, contain the confession of Eco. Now, he’s existed for eons of time and he’s consistently been a very naughty boy. His confession makes for some shocking reading. You will read of bloody romps with the Blood Countess herself, Erzebet Bathory among other things. I haven’t left much out. Eco has a lot to confess and it’s all pretty shocking!
So why did he write it? He wrote it for love (he says). Well Eco purports to be in love with Rose Baines (The House on Blackstone Moor) and holds her captive with the child vampires, Ada and Simon. Eco is a true immortal and can easily, whenever the mood strikes him, slaughter Rose and the children.
There are a brace of characters in both of these novels that will surprise you. No, you’ll have to find out for yourselves.
Eco is a demon. He calls Satan, Father Satan. He calls hell home. He wallows in his damnation. Gothic enough for you?
The fourth in the Series, The Fourth Bride is deeply romantic and sexual, well it has to be as it’s about Dracula and his fourth bride. There is graphic violence and sex but there has to be (with my vampires, anyway). And let’s face it, what do we think Dracula’s wives were there for, bridge playing? Stoker’s novel, Dracula implies a great deal of dark eroticism.
My fiction is different. I want it to be because it’s what I feel. I hope you will come along on the journey because you never know where it will lead!
Eco’s daddy (a fallen angel) and his mummy, from Unholy Testament – The Beginnings
Finishing with The Fourth Bride.
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I promise you, you will not be bored. In fact, I venture to say, you will be shocked, amused and amazed.And if you love history you will be delighted. Nothing is off limits because this is horror I’m writing, and to make it even more fun, it is GOTHIC HORROR!