Monday, September 3, 2012
Paranormal romance set In Middletown
One-fanged vampires, volkaanes breathe life into the vampire genre
Diego, CA - Scott Prussing's Blue Fire Saga books, set
locally in Middletown, CT, are not your typical vampire novels. In Breathless,
book one in the four book (so far) series, vampires serve as the catalyst for
the story, rather than as the main characters. For the male lead, Prussing
created a new supernatural creature called a volkaane. Human in appearance,
volkaanes hunt and slay vampires by means of a magical inner fire. Prussing
also invented one-fanged vampires called grafhym who are crippled
versions of the real thing. Though they possess the same thirst for blood as
their two-fanged cousins, they are unable to impart vampire powers to their
victims. A bite from a grafhym sets the whole saga in motion. The Blue
Fire Saga books can be found in ebook form at Amazon.com, or readers can order
signed print copies from www.scottprussing.com.
freshman Leesa Nyland has heard about one-fanged vampires all her life—her
mother has long claimed she was bitten by one. No one believes the preposterous
story, but her mother has refused to go outside during the day for many years.
Her dysfunctional behavior and parenting has left Leesa a socially awkward
young woman, but when Leesa's beloved older brother mysteriously disappears,
she is determined to do whatever it takes to find him. She meets a gorgeous guy
named Rave and is soon immersed in a world she never imagined existed. Leesa
doesn't understand why Rave won't use modern appliances like cell phones and
cars, and is even more puzzled by his refusal to kiss her. When Rave reveals
his volkaane nature saving her from a rogue vampire, Leesa finally
understands—the heat from Rave's kiss could kill her.
Blue Fire Saga is a modern fantasy/romance in the mode of Twilight, True
Blood and Vampire Diaries, but with enough new ideas to excite even
the most devoted fans.
"There is a huge vampire fan base out there I
wanted to tap into," Prussing explains, "but at the same time, I
didn't want to write 'just another' vampire novel. That's been done and
overdone. I think the creation of volkaanes and grafhym adds something
totally new and exciting. As I moved into books two and three in the series, I
added zombies and wizards to the mix." Prussing seems to have accomplished
his goal of creating something original. One reviewer wrote that Breathless
"breathes new life into the vampire genre." Another called the saga
"a unique, creative, fresh approach to the vampire genre."