Today starts Demon Days . . . each day from now until September 27th I will be posting about demons! Featuring stories about them, the authors that write those stories, and giveaways, all leading to the release of my debut, Only Half Alive.
Title: The Prophecy (The Children of Lilith Volume 3) ~ Author: C. David Belt ~
Genre: LDS, Horror, Vampire ~ Tour Host: Lady Amber's Tours
For 6,000 years, Lilith and her Children have walked the earth, hunting, preying, seducing, corrupting, ruling from the shadows...until now.
An ancient prophecy, spoken by Adam, Lilith's grandfather, foretells her doom. She will do anything, corrupt any innocent, murder countless mortals to save herself.
To survive, she knows she must destroy Carl and Moira Morgan.
The war has begun.
And Carl and Moira know, win or lose, it all ends here.
About the author:
C. David Belt was born in Evanston, WY. As a child, he lived and traveled extensively around the Far East. He served as an LDS missionary in South Korea and southern California (Korean-speaking). He graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and a minor in Aerospace Studies. He served as a B-52 pilot in the US Air Force and as an Air Weapons Controller in the Washington Air National Guard. When he is not writing, he sings in the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and works as a software engineer. He collects swords (mostly Scottish), axes, spears, and other medieval weapons and armor. He and his wife have six children and live in Utah with an eclectus parrot named Mork (who likes to jump on the keyboard when David is writing).
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Interview . . .
Interview . . .
What inspired you to write The Children of Lilith series?
“The Children of Lilith” started as an image in my head. I saw a dark scene in a warehouse filled with shadows. Vampires encircled a mortal, “ordaining” him as a new vampire. I knew two very contradictory things about the scenario: 1: Vampirism was a choice, i.e., no-one could be forced into vampirism unwillingly; 2: The man at the center of the circle was unwilling; he was becoming a vampire against his will. I’ve always enjoyed a good vampire story, but the idea of forced eternal damnation always rubbed me the wrong way. And yet, in life, choices areforced upon us by others. So I wrote a story about the world’s first and only unwilling vampire. I was also inspired by the true story of a woman in Oregon, an LDS wife and mother, who went into the hospital for a routine procedure, received a tainted blood transfusion, and developed AIDS as a result. The choices of a stranger changed her life and those of her family. Yet she chose to not become bitter, to not curse God, but to make the best of the life someone else had forced upon her. In her case, a priesthood blessing cured her, but she made the choice to accept and move forward in faith before she was cured.
What is your favorite part of writing?
When a character speaks up in my head and says something like, “I would nae ever say such a thing, laddie! Here’s what I’d say…” Then I know the character has come alive for me.
If you had to be a character in your own books, which character would you be?
Carl Morgan is based largely on me and my life experiences. He’s a husband and father, and that’s central to his life. His LDS faith defines him. His work experience parallels my own, including the Air Force and the B-52. I wouldn’t want to be a vampire, but the flying would tons of fun.
If you had to give "The Prophecy" a theme song, what would the song be?
Non Nobis, Domine, The Mormon Tabernacle Choir (Couldn’t find MTC video, so pulled the one from Henry V.)