The Vampire Within
by Laura Daleo
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Brandon Cass is not your average teenager. He has a taste for blood—human blood. For sixteen years, he stumbled through life without a hitch until the enigmatic aroma of blood awakened something dark within him. Visions of a beautiful young woman with chocolate brown hair and ocean blue eyes haunt his mind, yet her identity is a puzzling mystery.
His hunger for blood strengthens, and the cravings become too powerful to control. No one is safe, not even his family. To safeguard all he once found dear, Brandon sets out on a quest for answers. In an unfamiliar city, he comes face-to-face with the beautiful young woman, confronts the dark force which controls him, and learns what he must endure to reclaim his soul.
I was born and raised in Sunny San Diego, California. A creative writing class in junior high sparked my desire to tell stories; however, Anne Rice was my true inspiration. Interview With The Vampire has become one of the best-selling novels of all time, and was the driving passion behind my desire to write my own vampire legend. In 1996, Immortal Kiss was born and sat patiently until 2014 for its publication.
At the present, my published works are Immortal Kiss, Bound by Blood, The Vow, and The Vampire Within. My current project, The Soul Collector is my first non-vampire tale. Future projects in the queue: The Ten, The Old Ones, Vampire Amon, and The Doll.
In 2016, I started my own publishing company, Story Bound Publishing; a fresh voice in the supernatural realm of eBooks and traditional print. We are committed to publishing unearthly tales of Aliens, Demons, Fairies, Ghosts, Shifters, Vampires, Werewolves, Witches, Zombies and all other creatures that go bump in the night. In the vast world of publishing, we firmly believe in keeping things personable, something all too rare in the industry today.
Here are some fun facts about me. I love to have my Starbucks coffee when I write. I’m obsessed with shoes. I have 3 furry kids, Stuart, Morgan, and Dexter. And, of course, I’m a huge fan of all things vampire.
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