Krista Ames is one of the authors in the new A Cursed All Hallows Eve anthology. You can read a spotlight interview here.
Archer Danvers was destined to be alone for the rest of his long, unending time on earth. He’d carved out a good life, but it was lonely. That is, until Mia Blackwood blew in like a hurricane and needed to be rescued.
The pull between them was undeniable.
Other immortals want her, but he has to have her. There’s a mysterious connection between them and he won’t let her go. His life was about to change in more ways than he could even know.
“Another quiet night. Please end the misery.”
Why wasn’t he used to it by now? He should be glad there wasn’t upheaval. Then he’d feel obligated to get involved. Protect those needing protection. It was his neighborhood, after all. Humans were frailer than they realized.
Archer rested his fingers on the spots nearest his temple where his tension pulsated. It wasn’t as if the undead could feel their blood pressure rise but he knew from when he’d been alive years ago that those were the target areas. And who knew, anyway? Vampires had made great strides in evolving over the last few hundred years.
He was just frustrated.
He looked on from his balcony as the city slept. He didn’t care about the humans much—anymore—as he’d made a life of blood-in-a-bag or the occasional run in the nearby woods to satisfy the more basic, primal needs. He did, however, like to go mostly unnoticed among them and even had a human friend or two.
He wasn’t like the others anymore. He’d grown tired of the all-night bar life and the string of girls traipsing through his bedroom every night. He wanted to be a homebody, to be as normal as he could be and wished there were someone to share his never-ending life. He simply wasn’t attracted to any of the women like him. They had an air about them, like they were better than the rest, just because they were going to live forever.
And, unfortunately, searching for a life partner outside of his own species didn’t really constitute as a life partner. At least one that would live as long as him. And after so many years, the thought of turning someone no longer appealed to him, either. There were enough immortal in the world and who was to say it was his decision to make more.
So, basically…he was just complaining.
After a long intake of the night air, and a deep exhale, he turned to leave his balcony, same as every other night, he caught the smell. It was undeniably strong and unmistakable and gone again in a flash.
It was fear.
Not just your everyday fear though, but a shaking terror.
Another human perhaps? But why was this one calling to his inner immortal all of the sudden? He’d learned to block them out years ago. So why wasn’t it working now?
Struggling with the decision, he stood for several seconds with his back to the city, wondering if he should … deciding that he shouldn’t … but turning to look anyway. As his hands gripped the railing, the keen vampire night vision he’d been blessed with focused on the streets below. However, he saw no one. At this hour of the night, most humans were safely tucked away in their beds. Then why was it he couldn’t walk away?
He stood with his eyes closed to focus on the fear he could feel all the way to his soul. Its body shaking. Its heart beating erratically. Its quiet whimpers.
It was hiding.
It wasn’t his responsibility.
It was female.
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The veil is thin. Darkness calls. Will you answer?
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Answer the call, because this Halloween, not all the costumes are disguises.
Hello and welcome, readers! We have Krista Ames here with us today. Krista, thanks for visiting us.
Krista: It’s my pleasure, thanks so much for having me!
How long have you been a writer and how did you come to writing?
I suppose I’ve been dabbling at being a writer for 12 or 13 years now.
I was a heavy reader back then and after reading one of my favorite authors for the millionth time, I just decided that it was something I wanted to try so I did.
Tell us about your title featured in: A Cursed All Hallows’ Eve
My title is called DRAWN IN and it is about a vampire who had more or less become familiar with his unending existence even if it was a little lonely but then one Halloween night, there was something—different in the air…he could hear it even though there was no sound. He could sense something out there and he went in search of it…it had drawn him in.
It ended up being a piece of his existence he never knew he needed…and he couldn’t go on without her.
How did you come up with the storyline?
Honestly, I’m not sure how I came up with it. As with most of the stories I write, they just pop in my head from something I’ve seen or read or even watched.
What inspires you to write?
Lots of things inspire me, it’s not any one given thing. It could be a song or a movie, or even a sign along the road believe it or not. Just never know where it’ll come from.
Where can readers find you?
Reader Group: https://bit.ly/32wUafc
About the Author:
Krista Ames was born and raised in Indiana. She now resides in Northern Michigan with the love of her life and their 4 children.
She is a full time stay-at-home mom and pursues her writing career when she’s not chasing kids, cooking or doing laundry.