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.