Book: Shadows Embrace by Kathryn Jacks
categories: Book, Vampire Fiction, Drama, Blood Mutation, Horror, Suspense, Thriller, Insane Vampire, Murder, Mystery, Vampire Romance
Kathryn Jacks about this book: Shadows Embrace is about a young woman named Laura Irvine who falls into a very deep depression after the suspicious death of her fiance. The story explores the darkness within us all, and what we as human beings are willing to do when we face that darkness. Laura discovers that there is a mutation in her blood that allows her to accept the blood of a vampire and become one herself. Derrick Chavez, a half-vampire, is willing to do anything to keep this from happening, even if it means taking her away from her shell of a life against her will.
I wrote this story as a way for me to escape the pressures of real life - a way for me to deal with my emotions indirectly, by way of the suffering of someone else, someone that wasn't real but became real as the story evolved. The trials Laura faces throughout Shadows Embrace are based on real-life problems - depression, suicide, love, betrayal - even though all those problems are buried beneath fiction and the supernatural. Once the book was finished, it was my hope that other people like me in the world would take refuge in Laura's story and find part of themselves, however small, changed for the better.
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