Interview With a Vampire by Author Guy Ogan #PNRblogfest #IRInk

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The charming Guy Ogan is here with an interview of his vampire character, Gary Logan, from his Immortal Relations series. Welcome, Guy.

Interview with vampire Gary Logan:

Gary Logan, my primary male character, is here to tell us a little about why he became a vampire. As you know most vampires are “changed” against their will. Gary on the other hand fell in love with a lady who happened to be a vampire (she had been attacked and only two policemen happening on the scene kept her from being drained rather than changed). Gary is one of only two characters in my series who asks to be changed to stay with someone they love. There are others who are changed to save them from death due to disease.

Guy: I understand you have some kind of special power. Can you tell us about it?

Humans would count the speed, strength and immortality of being a vampire as special powers; however, our group of vampires are developed even further. With the help of Sophie (my vampire son’s human wife) we have developed the ability to reach out to one another and experience the physical joy of each other during sex and communicate mentally at great distances.

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Guy: When did you discover your powers?

Most of the vampire powers were taught to me very soon after being changed. You can read about that in the early parts of Immortal Relations. Only a few people realize that the entire series of books started out as notes in a three ring binder I kept as a record of my entry into the vampire world. My discussion with the great Vlad Dracula in book three is where I learned about “flying.” I’d started practicing a little over thick parts of our Canadian forests when it was raining, very cloudy or at night. Of course, now that we have “come-out-of-the-coffin*” (actually we were “outed” by the Marxist government in Washington, D.C. – how they hate us!) I now fly in daylight getting “thumbs-up” if seen by my wonderful neighbors in the Cayuga area!

Guy: Did you have special education or training to hone your power?

Yes, Sophie helped train us in the method of enjoying being in each other’s mind during sex and then we carried that ability further to communicating with one another and reading the minds of humans. The latter has come in handy when our vampire children went to university or in the military. We taught it to Fred, the shape-shifting werewolf who is in love with Glenda, my half-human, half-vampire granddaughter. Both are now enrolled in Prague’s University. They “tested-out” of the more mundane classes so will attain their undergraduate as well as graduate degrees in less than three years. They’re currently taking joint MBA and Law degrees (read about them in the first half of book three).

Guy: Do you consider your power a gift or a curse? Why?

We have used all of these powers to not only enjoy each other physically, as well as to communicate, but to help safeguard mankind. From that perspective the powers must be considered as great gifts. We have stopped a potential nuclear war between Communist China and The Russian Federation, cleaned up the messes caused by terrorists and helped bring them to justice and kept two potentially Extinction Level Events on Earth from happening as well as threats from outer-space that could have destroyed Earth.

Guy: How does having this power complicate your life?

It sometimes seems we’re cursed with the frequency we’re called upon to save mankind, often from their own stupidity, such as from the types of leaders whom they have given control over themselves…amazing!

Guy: If you could swap your power for another one, what would it be?

We actually have taught humans the ability to share each other’s physical joy during sex. Now if we could just teach them to do diligent research into the types of people they place in leadership positions, I’d consider that would be worth trading my “flying” for!

Guy: What does your lover think of your abilities?

My two “owners” who both changed me so we could be together forever (they stress we are co-equal in our highly erotic partnership) think our abilities are great! For those who prefer less sex in the novels they read, book two has a summary of the major points of book one with far less sex. Book two is helpful when reading book three but each book will stand alone.

Here is what my Immortal Relations series is about:Immortal Relations Love and War

Are all those who are “different” than you automatically bad? Certainly the vast majority of books published about vampires paint them as “in league with the Devil” and “evil personified.” Often they are shown almost like “shape-shifters,” able to take on the appearance of beauty, while underneath lurks a hideous killer of unspeakable ugliness. I’m told I am the first author to have my vampires owning funeral homes where, by law, the blood of the deceased must be replaced with a preservative. This is properly done following funerary laws (no “fangs” involved – how revolting that would be – yuck)!

Immortal Relations starts with a true-life event that occurred to the author’s parents. It was finding out about this situation that spurred the author to write the series. The first book explores love and aspects of its physical expression (sex) so it’s appropriate for open-minded adults. Read Richard Rasmussen’s comment on the first book at Amazon.

The second book Immortal Relations, Love and War carries the story forward and has a summary of important parts of the first book in the form of a conversation between two of the main characters (this makes it a good starting point for those for whom stories with sex is an issue). While I still consider this novel “adult fare” I found a way to lessen the “explicitness” of the togetherness…I think you may laugh at the way it’s done. The second in the series has a lot about how power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Watch the Chinese Communists try to capture the riches in Siberia and run up against not only our guardian vampires but the love of the Russian people for their homeland. Greedy OPEC Ministers try to destroy Russian oil production in order to destroy the economy of Russia and The West – actions that could become more than just ideas in a novel.

Coming Out CoverImmortal Relations Coming Out explores the destructiveness of the new Soviet style of Socialism taking over America and how the country is heading down the path to the loss of its Constitution and personal freedoms guaranteed in the Bill of Rights. These are all strong stories not for the faint of heart!

Born in Washington D.C., early in WW-II, I spent my early years in Texas with my mother and her parents while my father was overseas. His overseas exploits had my mother say something which became part of the foundation for my series “Immortal Relations.” I graduated from TCU (B.S.), Ball State University (M.A.) and Hardin-Simmons University (M.Ed) and am a Retired Major, USAF & retired Psychologist and Program Adminstrator with the Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice.

My first Adult Paranormal-Romance Novel is titled, Immortal “Relations.” As an advisory, it has “explicit togetherness” in it (sounds so much nicer than just saying “sex”). The first book starts when “my character” finds a picture that proved “his” late father had a tryst while assigned overseas at the end of WW-II and goes there in hopes of finding out more. There he meets a stunning younger lady who knows far more about his father than she should.

During my military service I submitted many technical articles and in my work in the counseling field wrote, “Can Anyone Help My Child?” about the assessment and treatment of A.D.D. and A.D.H.D. I live in West Texas with my wife and our Pomeranians. I believe, “Dogs are God’s gift to mankind to teach us Love & Loyalty!” All my books are available on AMAZON & KINDLE and can be ordered through Barnes and Noble.

Guy, thanks for dropping by today. I love the idea of vampires running the world’s funeral parlors. Brilliant!

Who is your favorite vampire character from books or movies? I’m presently in love with Matthew Clermont of Deborah Harkness’s All Souls Trilogy.

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#fallingintolove with A Shadow in the Past by @RobertsoKing

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Today’s #fallingintolove read is a Young Adult time travel set in Scotland, A Shadow in the Past by Melanie Robertson-King.

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A Shadow in the Past
by Melanie Robertson-King
Young Adult Time Travel


When nineteen year old Sarah Shand finds herself in Victorian Era Aberdeenshire, Scotland, she has no idea how she got there. Her last memory is of being at the stone circle on the family farm in the year 2010.

Despite having difficulty coming to terms with her situation, Sarah quickly learns she must keep her true identity a secret.

Still, she feels stifled by the Victorians’ confining social practices, including arranged marriages between wealthy and influential families, confronts them head on and suffers the consequences.

When Sarah realizes she has fallen in love with the handsome Laird of Weetshill, she faces an agonizing decision. Does she try to find her way back to 2010 or remain in the past with the man she loves?


When Sarah’s eyes flickered open, the young girl and her wrecked car were nowhere to be seen. Instead of the asphalt surface of Kendonald Road, Sarah lay sprawled out on a narrow gravel lane.

Sarah’s chest felt like the family’s herd of cows sat on it and she gasped for air. Stones gouged her elbows as she tried to prop herself up.

Using her last ounce of strength, Sarah hauled herself to her feet. Her head throbbed as if it were about to explode, and something wet and sticky ran down the back of her neck. Dirt and blood covered her rugby shirt and jeans, and her trainers were gone. Sharp gravel bit into her stocking feet as she staggered, trying not to fall. Sarah was surprised she was able to stand. She was certain the impact with the car had broken her legs and maybe even her back.

She wiped her hands on her shirt and cried out in pain. Dirt and blood covered her palms, and her knees felt like they’d been scraped with sandpaper. Her chest hurt with every breath, and she wondered if her ribs were broken. Where were the terrified driver and her wrecked car? They seemed to have vanished into the mist.

Sarah barely made out a faint light shining in the distance, and she stumbled toward it, thinking it was the yard light near her father’s barn. She clapped her hands over her ears in an attempt to block out the incessant ringing, but it didn’t work. Taking those pills had been a huge mistake. No matter how badly she wanted to hurt Blair and Niamh, she realized that she didn’t want to die. She couldn’t do that to her family.

Sarah blinked and stared at one of the ghostly trees lining the roadway. The trunk expanded and contracted before her eyes as if it were breathing. A gust of wind rasped through the branches and a sudden cry of a long-eared owl made her jump. Shivering, Sarah crossed her arms and rubbed, but pain shot all the way down to her fingertips, forcing her to stop.

At the narrow stone bridge, she stopped and rested. As she stood there trying to catch her breath, the bridge began to vibrate and black smoke filled the air. A shrill whistle pierced the silence, drowning out the ringing in her ears. Sarah wheeled around and gasped. Off in the distance she saw the tiny speck of a headlight. It grew larger and brighter as the train drew closer and thundered beneath the bridge. Sarah watched the disappearing train and tried to understand what she had seen. There was no railway line near her house, only a flat dirt trail leading to the village.

Soon the smell of freshly cut hay, manure, and farm animals replaced the lingering aroma of the train’s oily coal smoke. If the barn was this close, she was almost home. Drawing closer, she heard the sounds of hooves pawing…

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Author Bio:MelanieR-K author photo 400

When Melanie isn’t writing, she’s reading. The writing bug first bit when she was thirteen but the itch subsided and it wasn’t until a number of years later that she put “pen to paper” and began writing again.

Prior to returning to fiction, Melanie wrote articles for various publications for a number of years and has been published in Canada, the US and the UK.

In addition to writing, her interests include genealogy, photography and travel, especially Scotland. On one of her trips to the Auld Country, she had the honor of meeting The Princess Royal, Princess Anne.

Author links:

Blog: Celtic Connexions
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Twitter Account: @RobertsoKing

Oh, Melanie, how cool that you got to meet Princess Anne. I don’t suppose you’d like to share that story with us?

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