Eyes Like Blue Fire is the story of Katja a vampire who has lost sense of herself and her value in the world. Lost, broken and damaged she wanders the streets of Europe hoping to find some sense of purpose beyond the death and tragedy she has always known. Betrayed by her sire and left alone in the night she is startled to discover herself forming a connection to a young man who shares a close resemblance to her master and lover. Though everything in her begs her to stay with him she flees only to come running back to save him when a monster from her sire’s past comes to destroy the only hope she has had in 300 years.
Targeted Age Group: 18+
Book Price: .99
How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
Gothic horror isn’t a common genre these days. It’s neither horror or romance but it’s also both of those at the same time. It makes it difficult to find readers who aren’t hardline horror or PNR fans. As far as writing it it’s interesting in many ways it’s more about the atmosphere and human interaction than horror or romance. You’re in the midst of a personal journey through dark territory.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Read as much as you can you can learn from good writers and bad.
Don’t give up no matter how diffuclt it seems. If you need to rewrite, rewrite.
Be respectful and listen to the advice of other writers. Many either offer helpful advice or don’t mind helping new authors.
A longtime fan of horror and fantasy Ms. Lyons writes character driven novels that while influenced by her darker interests, can also be heavily laced with fantasy, romance, history and magic. Amanda M. Lyons has lived her whole life in rural Ohio where she lives with her fiance and two children. Eyes Like Blue Fire is her first novel.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I’d been reading so many great authors that I wanted to try doing a novel too. It took a lot of effort and time but it was worth it. I was also very lonely and struggling to understand myself.