Vampire fans can now sink their fangs into THE SEARCH by Kelley Grealis. In book 2 of The Descendant Vampire Series, the search is on for answers, but once discovered, will the answers be what Allison was hoping for?
In May 2012, Ms. Grealis published The Descendant, book 1 in the Descendant Vampire Series. Dubbed a vampire tale of biblical proportions, The Descendant revealed the biblical origin of the vampire told through the experiences of Allison Carmichael, a woman who discovered that she was a descendant of the first vampire.
The Search picks up where The Descendant left off. Allison is struggling to adapt to vampire life on her own, but when she receives word that her fanged family discovered clues about her husband’s whereabouts, Allison returns home to find him. Once home, Allison is confronted about her illicit extracurricular vampire activities and must battle her addiction to human blood in order for others to help her find Matt. But the search isn’t that easy as Allison must deal with sinister vampire politics, the seeming good will of her adopted family and the return of her nemesis.
Asked what her goal was in writing the sequel, Ms. Grealis commented, “I knew I wanted to bring closure to Matt’s storyline. There’s a reason why Vincent didn’t kill Matt when he had the chance in book 1. I also knew I wanted to pull in additional biblical elements and I did that by introducing an army of archangels.”
The Search, published August 2013, was released to rave reviews. In less than 24 hours after release, The Search hit the Top 100 in Amazon’s Horror & Occult category. As one reviewer stated, “[The Search] is a completely different take on the vampire world. If you are looking for a whole new intense world to jump into, grab a copy of this book now.” (Albinomex, Amazon review 9/12/13).
A different type of vampire tale is exactly what Ms. Grealis wanted to tell when she conceived the concept for this series. “This is a story about the vampire’s origin, which I tied to popular biblical stories. It is the ultimate good versus evil tale – God versus the Devil. I tried to create a plausible storyline that makes the reader wonder if vampires and the other characters could really exist and be in constant battle to damn souls or protect God’s greatest creation – man.”
Ms. Grealis is planning a third book in the series which is scheduled for release in 2014.
For more information on The Descendant Vampire series, visit her website directly. The Descendant and The Search are available in paperback and ebook format on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, iBooks, and more.