by Nita on March 13th, 2009
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TONY PAUL de VISSAGE
AUTHOR'S BIO: Disaster Movie rip A writer of French Huguenot extraction, one of Tony-Paul de Vissage's first movie memories is of being six years old, viewing the old Universal horror flick, Dracula's Daughter on television, and being scared sleepless--and that may explain a lifelong interest in vampires. Though the author didn't begin writing horror--or any other genre--until after graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts from a well-known Southern University, and a second in Graphic Art, that one particular interest survived a liberal arts' education and the scorn of friends and family.
Marriage, parenthood, divorce, and a variety of occupations ranging from stage work to doctor's assistant took precedent over writing for several years, as did moving from one United States coast to another. Eventually that first story--a short story about the hapless vampire Clan Andriescu--was published. A voracious reader whose personal library has been shipped more than 3,000 miles, Tony-Paul has read hundreds of vampire tales and viewed more than as many movies..
I write about vampires, and have always done so, making a study of them to evolve my own, special spin on the Undead tale–the Shadows, the aventurieri, the vampires-who-aren’t-vampires.
EXCERPT from “Sometimes Love Returns”
He’d begin to be touched by something which had never before been a part of his long and varied life…conscience….and it was a markedly unpleasant feeling–especially since he began to listen to it.
The longer he was with the girl, the more he wanted her–her body, her blood, her soul–and the realization was slowly coming to him that he had to do what his desires were telling him–and very soon–or leave her forever. Marius didn’t want to do either, for he’d discovered something for Caity that he’d never felt before and in that moment, it burst fully upon him, leaving him slightly breathless.
I love her!
. . . and on its heels came another thought . . .
Oh, cherie, I have to leave you!