A Prepublished Novel in the Process of Revisions and Rewrites

Friday, July 24, 2009

Please welcome Lucien St. Albans, one SEXY vampire ~ Did I say that aloud? Oops...

Hello, Lucien. Whoa! is he hot! Welcome to my blog. I'm looking forward to hearing all about you. Winks and tosses hair. Why not start with a formal introduction, hmmmm? Moves just a bit closer.

Sure Dayana, and thank you for having me here today.

My names is Lucien St. Albans, and I am a vampire. In fact, I am Chief Councilor of the ruling council of our race, and I am the most powerful vampire in the world. That said, I should introduce myself further. I was born in Rome when Caesar ruled and Centurions marched. I was in the crowd when Jesus was crucified. Over the centuries, I have been many things and am at the moment a lecturer in Medieval History at Oxford. Evening classes of course.

What I haven’t been is the main character in one of Linda Nightingale’s books. She and I are both enthralled by our handsome pianist Morgan D’Arcy, but he has his own novel, and he has been in love with his Isabeau since she screamed her first breath. I am the villain in Sinners Opera. I admit that I play the villain quite well.

She gave me free rein in Black Swan, her—how does she describe it?—oh, yes, a spicy vampire story. Ladies, I’m the spice. I had Carol on go until Tristan returned from his hiatus in America.

Do you know what Black Swans are? Shaking my head no. Mortals who willingly submit to us to enjoy the euphoria of the Kiss.

Since mind-reading is one of our powers, I know that people have asked her to write my book. Perhaps, if I charm you, she’ll be persuaded to do so. She has the title for another Morgan novel. I am a supporting actor in Morning of the Night. Since people are so visual in today’s world, I have included a photo.

Excerpt from Black Swan:
Carol looked up, halted, gripping the rail. She’d never seen the godlike creature standing regally at the top of the stairs, one long, elegant hand resting on the head of a stone lion. He radiated power—and arrogance. Straight, thick hair, black and soft as the country night, washed over his shoulders. He was so intense, so handsome that the people greeting him faded to ghosts. Lisa captured her hand to pull her along. When they mounted the step beside him, black eyes captured Carol's and, in one fluttering heartbeat, the stranger had taken the measure of her soul. He didn’t smile or hold her gaze long enough to mesmerize, yet Carol felt wobbly on her feet—and enthralled. For a moment, she actually forgot Tristan.

Like an incubus, shall I invade your dreams? Shakes head yes.

I shall leave you with one request. Convince Linda to write my book.
Mumbles, "okay."

Most sincerely yours,

PS. Visit Linda’s web site: http://www.lindanightingale.com. From the free story, Vampire Hunt, please answer this question for a chance to win a Black Swan coffee mug. What is Morgan’s manservant’s name?

More about Linda Nightingale:

Linda loves piano, horses, sports cars and the ocean. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Houston Symphony League and organizes the Orchestra Luncheons for the staff and orchestra. Of course, she is addicted to reading and writing! She has won several awards including the Georgia Romance Writers Magnolia Award, and she was a semi-finalist in the first Amazon Breakthrough Novel Contest.


  1. Greetings Lucien, or is it Sir St. Albans? Love the name. I admit to being rather impressed by you, albeit while under the staggering admiration of Morgan. AS this is your blog and your story I will refrain from going on at length about the famed pianist. Your story is enthralling as are you. Tell Linda to write another and another and and and. I am her biggest fan, well, at the head of the line.
    She is one of the most skillful wordsmiths it has ever been my privilege to read.

  2. What a lovely interview! I love villians who become heroes.

  3. That photo is delicious! Yes, please write Lucian's story, Linda!!

  4. Thanks Beth! Morgan is delighted to have you for a fan. Though Lucien will probably be jealous. I'm delighted to have such a talented writer as a fan.

  5. Hello Lucien. I have always wanted to meet a vampire. I have to admit to being a bit surprised. I expected a vampire to just start biting necks. But you appear to be a true gentleman.
    I am going to speak to Linda and tell her to get moving on your story. She wastes so much time worrying if your story will be good. Ha! It's wonderful and I am waiting for a new book from her about you.
    Lucien it's a pleasure to meet you sir. I too have sampled Linda's books and I know you are in the best of writing hands.

  6. Lucien, you are a delicious villain! Those of us who have met you are most fortunate! Linda, I know Morgan's manservant, of course. Was thinking of him the other day as a matter of fact, but I also have the mug, so I'll leave it to someone else to win!

  7. I enjoyed meeting Lucien. Will have to check him out further :)

  8. Lovely, Lucien. So very nice to meet you. I'm sure you've already seduced Linda to write the next book.

  9. I think I'll have to write Lucien's story for sure. I'll never be able to live with him rattling around in my head! Tentatively, it's called Morning of the Night.

  10. Too funny - "evening classes, of course." Excellent interview, Lucien! Looking forward to more of your story, if you can persuade Linda to write it - and somehow I think you can... :)

  11. Good job, ladies and Lucien. I always liked the dark haired man! I've known Lucien almost as long as I've known Linda!

    I'm still waiting for his visit!

  12. Thanks everyone for dropping by and meeting my loveable(?) Lucien!

  13. Oh and thanks Dayana for having me as a guest on your blog!