Worlds of Fire: Blood Red Moon
by Deborah A. Bailey
GENRE: Romantic Fantasy
Out of the ashes, a new beginning…
When his family and most of their kind were destroyed by the Guild, Derek inherited the position of Vampire Lord. Alchemists held the keys to creating portals to other worlds, knowledge they passed down to phoenixes. Their utopian society was crushed when the Guild invaded, intending to unlock the powerful secrets phoenixes possess. Lovers Derek and Avani met the night their city was sacked and after the city succumbed, they were lost to each other.
Love will be resurrected in blood and fire…
Having lost her memory, Avani became a protégé of the Guild Master, conditioned by magic to believe shifters and vampires were evil. Eventually, she was made Seeker, tasked with finding the Vampire Lord in order to gain access to phoenixes.
When Derek finds Avani, he neutralizes the magic that’s kept her from remembering who she is. However, the Templars have almost certainly made a pact with the enemy of all supernatural creatures, in order to gain access to the portals. Only a phoenix can save the world from utter ruin now, but that was precisely the asking price…
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“You’re thinking about the Guild, aren’t you? They don’t deserve your thoughts, or anything else.” Derek was standing next to the tub, undressing.
How had he known? Could he read my thoughts? Another thing I’d heard that vampires could do. As if in response the stabbing pain increased, like something within me was fighting to get out. Each stab cut deeper and deeper and I doubled over.
The water was shut off. I felt pressure on my back, moving me forward. Then splashing as Derek joined me in the tub. He sat and braced his legs on either side of me. He put his arms around me, holding on as I shivered.
His presence surrounded me like the water. A vampire. My enemy. A dangerous predator who I’d been taught to fear and hate.
Derek pulled my hair back and bared my neck. Soon he would sink his teeth into me to save me. Or he would have his revenge for what we’d done to his people. Maybe that had been his plan all along. I’d be less trouble dead.
In the cooling water, his touch melted me as he glided his tongue over my neck. The pain in my chest slowly subsided. Not gone but not dominant anymore. My body was becoming attuned to him. My gasps of pain lessening as my breathing matched his. In and out. In and out. Steady. Deliberate.
The Vampire Lord and the Seeker. Finally, together at last. But not in the way I’d always thought we’d be.
Including “Easter Eggs” in the Worlds of Fire Series
Article By Deborah A. Bailey
Easter eggs in our stories could be messages, or even jokes or puzzles that authors add for the reader to find.
In Blood Red Moon, most of the action happens on an alternate Earth that Avani and Derek enter through a portal. Portals are created when phoenix shifters have a transformation. These portals connect different worlds that can be traveled if one has a portal key.
The Alchemists, who dwell on the Floating World (a place between all the portals) are the ones who gave the phoenixes this ability. The series will be mentioning the Alchemists and portals in each of the books.
For instance, in my novella Metamorphosis (which is currently included in the Pets in Space 6 science fiction romance anthology and will be released individually later this year) I included two Easter Eggs. The story starts on the Floating World and goes into detail about the Alchemists and their culture. There’s also a reference to the phoenix shifters – though I can’t say more without sharing a spoiler! However, readers of Blood Red Moon and Metamorphosis will see the connection.
As the series continues I’ll be sharing locations and characters that also play a role in different books. That’s part of the fun, for the author to include these mentions and for the reader to find them.
Some Easter Eggs may be more obvious than others, but they’re a way for readers to feel they’re reading about familiar worlds and are part of the world building.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Deborah A Bailey’s Paranormal & Science Fiction Romance novels include suspense, a bit of mystery and a lot of romantic heat.
Her short stories have won awards from the Philadelphia Writers’ Conference and have been published in US1 Magazine and the Sun and are included in, Electric Dreams: Seven Futuristic Tales. She’s the author of non-fiction books, and articles for various online publications.
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