Thursday, November 6, 2014

Expanded Version of What the "Immortal Relations" Series is About

What My “Immortal Relations” Novels Are About
Are all those who are “different” than you automatically bad? Certainly the vast majority of books published about vampires paint them as “in league with the Devil” and “evil personified.” Often they are shown almost like “shape-shifters,” able to take on the appearance of beauty, while underneath lurks a hideous killer of unspeakable ugliness. “Immortal Relations” starts with a true-life event that occurred to the author’s parents. It was finding out about this situation that spurred the author to write the series. The first book explores love and aspects of it’s physical expression (sex) so it’s appropriate for open-minded adults. Read Richard Rasmussen’s comment for http://amzn.com/B006ZCBT6G on the first book. “Being a bit of a vampire-phile, I find myself constantly searching for the next vampire series to reach out and grab, or, more appropriately, bite me. I believe I have found my holy grail of vampire novels. You see, the Vlad books are typically a bit gory for my tastes, while the Twilight series is campy, sophomoric, and I feel, is most appealing to teenage girls. Mr. Ogan has delivered a tale at breakneck speed, one that jumps out of the starting gate and never loses steam. A tale filled with life lessons, love, sex, action and adventure. Complete with new insights into the powers of the immortal vamps, and fresh takes on the complex inner workings of their existence. From page 1 until the very end, Immortal Relations promises to have you on the edge of your seat and begging for more…” 
The second book “Immortal Relations, Love and War” http://amzn.com/B00A4IEHL6 carries the story forward and has a summary of important parts of the first book in the form of a conversation between two of the main characters (this makes it a good starting point for those for whom stories with sex is an issue). While I still consider this novel “adult fare” I found a way to lessen the “explicitness” of the togetherness…I think you may laugh at the way it’s done. The second in the series has a lot about how power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Watch the Chinese Communists try to capture the riches in Siberia and run up against not only our guardian vampires but the love of the Russian people for their homeland. Greedy OPEC Ministers try to destroy Russian oil production in order to destroy the economy of Russia and The West – actions that could become more than just ideas in a novel.
“Immortal Relations Coming Out” http://amzn.com/B00G5BQS18 explores the destructiveness of the new Soviet style of Socialism taking over America and how the country is heading down the path to the loss of its Constitution and personal freedoms guaranteed in the Bill of Rights. In this story, our guardian vampires set up a coven in Southern Canada from which they plan to monitor the Marxist regime in the U.S. and do what they can to support those who still believe in freedom and liberty when the SHTF. Victor, the Canadian Police Officer falls in love with one of Gary’s full vampire children and soon sees the proof of the enmity of Washington’s regime toward those who would dare resist their power-mad take over. While these stories are all strong stories not for the faint of heart, there is a very revealing segment where Vlad Dracula discusses his personal history and why so many vampire novels paint him as evil!
The action of the first novel is placed only briefly in the U.S. with the majority of the action being in various countries in Europe, with The Czech Republic, England and Russia as the major venues. There are medically related discussions of interest throughout the story as well as a good (or bad, depending upon your view) amount of “explicit togetherness” (sex) – for that reason I suggest readers with an aversion to explicit sex start with the second novel in the series. There, explicitness is reduced by memory problems Gary experiences during lovemaking. In the second book a conversation between Gary and Magdalena brings the new reader up-to-speed on the major points of the first book. The fast action in the second book broadens the venues to include Russia’s treasure trove (Siberia), Communist China and Japan. “Immortal Relations, Love and War” does have some serious issues about greed and it possibly leading to a nuclear exchange during war. But there is also a lot of international cooperation that shows what nations can do to blunt evil nation states, as well as terrorists, when they face those threats together. While the Washington regime  is duplicitous in its actions, the U.S. military retains its honor in international dealings.
Book three, “Immortal Relations Coming Out” has our guardian vampires realizing they may need to be “closer to the problems” the Marxist regime in Washington seem bent on causing. A coven in lower Canada is established and while Washington doesn’t know exactly what they are dealing with they realize a U.S. citizen who interfered with one of their schemes is nearby. As is common with bullies, they take ill advised actions. These efforts place the Washington regime in clear violation of international law, something that bothers them not one whit! Caught red-handed, they pull back to figure how to “spin” it and “refuse-to-come-out-and-play” when mankind faces extinction level events.

Monday, September 15, 2014

What My "Immortal Relations" Novels Are About

Are all those who are "different" than you automatically bad? Certainly the vast majority of books published about vampires paint them as "in league with the Devil" and "evil personified." Often they are shown almost like "shape-shifters," able to take on the appearance of beauty, while underneath lurks a hideous killer of unspeakable ugliness. "Immortal Relations" starts with a true-life event that occurred to the author's parents. It was finding out about this situation that spurred the author to write the series. The first book explores love and aspects of it's physical expression (sex) so it's appropriate for open-minded adults. Read Richard Rasmussen's comment for http://amzn.com/B006ZCBT6G on the first book. The second book "Immortal Relations, Love and War" http://amzn.com/B00A4IEHL6 carries the story forward and has a summary of important parts of the first book in the form of a conversation between two of the main characters (this makes it a good starting point for those for whom stories with sex is an issue). While I still consider this novel "adult fare" I found a way to lessen the "explicitness" of the togetherness...I think you may laugh at the way it's done. The second in the series has a lot about how power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Watch the Chinese Communists try to capture the riches in Siberia and run up against not only our guardian vampires but the love of the Russian people for their homeland. Greedy OPEC Ministers try to destroy Russian oil production in order to destroy the economy of Russia and The West - actions that could become more than just ideas in a novel.  "Immortal Relations Coming Out" http://amzn.com/B00G5BQS18 explores the destructiveness of the new Soviet style of Socialism taking over America and how the country is heading down the path to the loss of its Constitution and personal freedoms guaranteed in the Bill of Rights. These are all strong stories not for the faint of heart!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

All Three of My Adult "Immortal Relations" Novels will be FREE digitally between 26 July and 10 August at various dates indicated below:

"Immortal Relations" http://amzn.com/B006ZCBT6G FREE from 26-30 July

"Immortal Relations, Love and War" http://amzn.com/B00A4IEHL6 FREE from 27-31 July

"Immortal Relations Coming Out" http://amzn.com/B00G5BQS18 FREE from 6-10 August

SEE INFORMATION CONTAINED ELSEWHERE ON THIS SITE FOR SPECIFICS ON EACH STORY.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Six Paragraphs From "Immortal Relations Coming Out" (Third in the Immortal Relations Series)


This snippet is from page 69 of my third in the series, “Immortal Relations Coming Out.” The scene is the wedding of the vampire daughter of Magdalena and Gary whose name is Eviana to the human, Victor (soon to be her husband):
We boarded several limousines which whisked us over to where the marriage ceremony would be held and there we saw many of our old friends who had been there the day Magdalena and I had wed at the same location. Eviana had on the same dress Magdalena had worn the day she and I were married. It had a few minor alterations since Eviana was not quite as tall but had an ample bust and wanted the neckline plunging to show off one of her best features. Aside from these modifications, and the dazzling white color, it had the same haut-couture cut as the light blue, lacy, scalloped, and layered, shape-hugging dress I’d seen Magdalena in the first time I’d met her.

I guess I’d been so overwhelmed by the surprise my friends had prepared in my own wedding to Magdalena that I hadn’t really noticed all the white flowers that I now saw and which smelled so very sweet… I think they were Gardenia’s arranged hanging in twists around and down polls placed alongside as well as in the back and in front of the wedding venue. As I walked Eviana down the aisle, I could hear her thoughts of overwhelming love for Victor and the beauty of it was so intense that it was all I could do to keep from crying. I also could hear Victor’s concern that he might faint due to the picture of loveliness walking toward him and prepared to be his bride. I sent him my thoughts; Steady on young man, the ceremony will be over before you know it and you’ll have a long time to enjoy your life with this wonderful lady. If you can’t read her thoughts right now, I can and I can confirm her deep love for you. I am so very proud to welcome you into the family as my son-in-law! What is it the Brits say, something about keeping a stiff upper-lip? Well, just keep SOMETHING stiff for a little bit longer. Then I smiled at him and he smiled back, or maybe he was smiling as his future bride drew nigh. Whatever it was, he seemed to take courage in the stars he saw in her eyes. At this realization I could feel tears on my own cheeks.
Once again, Vladimir had a gift of a dazzling five carat Red Ruby mounted in a Gold ring. This looked to be a twin to the one he had provided when I wed Magdalena. I was sure this was also one from the Hermitage collection for Victor, the groom, to place on the finger of Eviana, his bride.

There was a reception held afterwards; however I only got a parting glance of Victor and Eviana as food evidently wasn’t on their minds. Vladimir had arranged for them to stay in the bedroom at the Menshikov Palace which was completed in 1721 and was the most luxurious building during the time of Peter the Great.
Soon, Vladimir had corralled us and we were transported to the same palace where we entered a private suite of rooms that had been prepared for us. There we found Vlad, Grandmother and Roger and after hugs and kisses we sat down to discuss the wedding and what we had accomplished at the Canadian Coven.

Immortal Relations Coming Out is available in print and digital http://amzn.com/B00G5BQS18 as is
the first book: Immortal Relations http://amzn.com/B006ZCBT6G and the second book Immortal Relations, Love and War http://amzn.com/B00A4IEHL6 NOTE: The first book is for Mature Adults!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

I'll be on a Blog discussing my "Immortal Relations" series tomorrow, 5 June. The blog should be up for several more days if you miss the "live" portion of the Blog and I'll try to respond to questions or comments:

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Schedule of Blogs I'll be "ON"

My novels are being featured on the following blogs in June 2014:

5 June - Sara Walters Blog (http://www.sarawalters//wood.com/blog/)

7 & 8 June - Delilah Devlin Blog (Delilah@ delilahdevlin.com)

21 June - Alisha Robinson.com/interview-author-guy-ogan

Hope to see a few folks there - feel free to ask questions!

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Much has been written about Vlad Dracula, everything from Bram Stoker's bloodsucking monster to slightly less devil-like fiends. My novels' Vlad is "reformed" (by love of course) and my stories deal with covens of guardian vampires that try to protect humans from the traditional type of vampires, human criminals and evil politicians seeking to enslave people.

The following is from pages 147-149 of my third novel in the “Immortal Relations” Series, “Immortal Relations Coming Out” http://amzn.com/B00G5BQS18 best read after reading the second, “Immortal Relations, Love and War” http://amzn.com/B00A4IEHL6 which is a stand-alone novel as it reviews the major parts of the first novel without its explicit togetherness.

In this excerpt Vlad, now patriarch of the Guardian Vampires is talking with Gary Logan a vampire of only a few years but now a trusted friend. Vlad has explained how he and other older vampires need little if any blood and Gary asks why out of control vampires continue attacking humans:

     Vlad replied (through thought transference) They get a thrill from the hunt and then, as the life drains from their victims, it provides a rush from the feeling of power over the living.

     I thought, If I may be so bold, have you had such feelings in the past?

     Vlad smiled and nodded slowly, It was a very, very long time ago Gary. We were fighting what you would call “an asymmetrical war” against Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror and his Muslim invaders who outnumbered us at least three to one. I was looking for anything to slow them down. I guess you would say I used psychological warfare by building the “forest” of impaled enemy soldiers we had defeated in previous battles. While we had numerous successes against units of the invaders we unfortunately were unable to hold off so large an invading army. It was about this time I was changed into what I am today. I was always in the front lines of battle and routinely soaked in blood. Perhaps that is what changed me into a vampire. One of my own Generals saw me surrounded by enemies and saw blood spurting up in the air. Thinking it was my blood he sent word that I’d been killed. My dear wife was distraught and threw herself from the heights of my Poenari Castle into the Arges River below.

     Then my second cousin, Matthias Corvinus, King of Hungary, from whom I had sought help in prosecuting the war, imprisoned me. Locked away, I soon became crazed with the desire for blood I would have otherwise found on the battlefield. Many fellow prisoners died because of it and after my escape I was a plague on the land. It took all too long before I regained some sense of my lost humanity.

     With downcast eyes Vlad thought, That is where the myths, legends and stories about me started – I’m afraid I earned them all.

     I reached over and patted him on the arm, “I’m sorry I brought up a topic that has induced clearly painful memories for you.”

     Vlad smiled at me, “No, it is alright. If you haven’t heard the story before I think you need to know the type of vampire you follow. I hope it won’t detract from our relationship.”

     “Never fear of my continued admiration and respect for you. You were a great leader fighting to free your people from an oppressive invader. Since you had no one to guide you after you were changed, as a ‘newborn’ vampire you did what came naturally. However, it begs the question, how did you stop?”

     “I married again and she helped me overcome the constant thirst, giving me some of her own blood, and lead me back to God.”

     With tears in my eyes I thought, in reply to Vlad, Women are clearly the superior gender, without them we men would be little better than wild beasts.