Sunday, April 22, 2018

Sunday's Safe Word Shelf: Theoden by Nicholas Bella

Title: Theoden
Author: Nicholas Bella
Series: New Haven Prequel
Genre: Gay Horror
Release Date: March 21, 2018
Photographer: Wander Aguiar
Cover Design: Jay Aheer at Simply Defined Art
My name is Theoden, this is the story of my life. Apparently, there has been a huge demand for me to tell it. Normally, I do what I want, unless the command comes from my Sire, Ara. But, revealing the tale about how I became the powerful vampire Prince of the City is something I think I will enjoy telling. You'll see my first mission for the church, my first kill, the life-changing moment when I lost my virginity, and how I chose my first son, all of the things that mean something to me, that made me the vampire I am. So, sit back, and give me all of your attention, as I want your eyes on me. Now, let's begin.

Prepare to be entertained to new heights as Theoden delivers you a unique tale of his life from childhood to the vampire Master you know him to be.

Warning: This is a prequel to the highly erotic, extremely dark and twisted New Haven Series and the spin-off, Odin Chronicles. I can't stress enough how strong the sexual, violent, and adult content is in this book. It will steam up your glasses, and melt your contact lenses. The temperature in the room will rise to unbearable degrees. Pearls will be clutched and you may utter the words: "Oh my God" several times while reading. You have been warned. For mature readers only.

Once I was outside in the garden, I could no longer hold back, and I vomited blood onto a rose bush. But once it was out of my stomach, I felt better. For me, sex would never overflow, but blood could. Another lesson learned. I wiped my mouth with the back of my hand and, before I could take to the skies, three vampires appeared before me. 

“Where do you herald from?” one of them asked me. He gripped a silver dagger in his hand a little more tightly as he waited for my reply. 

I looked at each one them, gauging them and their positions to my own. I didn’t fear them because I knew just how powerful I was and I was confident in my training. This was the other part of my mission, one that Ara was certain I would encounter. 

“From the Kingdom of Ara, my Father,”I declared proudly. Ara wanted me to do so, and in doing so, leave my mark. 

“Is this a declaration of war?”the same vampire asked. 

I shrugged. “I think not. I had an old debt to settle.”I gestured toward the rectory, and then to my clothes that were covered in the blood of my victims. 

“You dare kill on our territory!”another vampire said. 

“Breaching another vampire King’s territory without permission is punishable by death,”the first vampire said, then he advanced on me. He was fast, as fast as Nolan, and I had to react quickly before he could plunge the blade of his dagger into my chest. Thanks to my training with Tylendel, I knew the silver could not kill me, but it could weaken me, and that, I could not allow. 

I grabbed his wrist just as the tip of the dagger pierced my flesh, burning my skin. I didn’t hesitate to take advantage of our close proximity. I sank my fangs deeply in his shoulder and injected as much venom as I could. 

He cried out, and I pulled back. He released his grip on his dagger and staggered back. The other two vampires looked at him and glared in shock as his skin began to turn pale. Sweat poured from his pores as his veins began to protrude through his flesh, looking bright red against the nearly translucent skin. 

I didn’t know the effect a dragon’s venom could have on a vampire and still didn’t know, as I was only half dragon. But its effect was deadly and looked to be extremely painful as the vampire had been rendered powerless against my bite until he died. I looked at the other two vampires and aimed my hand at the one who had not spoken a word, then conjured up my flames, releasing them in his direction. 

The other vampire dashed out of the way, his sword drawn, but he stayed his position as he watched me burn his companion into a cinder. The vampire howled as he spun around in an attempt to extinguish the flames, but he couldn’t. I controlled them and only relinquished that control once he fell to the ground, motionless.  The last remaining vampire was thinking about fleeing or fighting, which was the only reason he was still there. In the end, he decided to flee, and I chased after him. 

I was shocked that I had caught up to him because I could sense his aura and knew he was at least a century older than I was. I tackled him to the ground and he rolled over, scooting away from me.

What is the biggest influence/interest that brought you to this genre?
I love vampires, werewolves, pretty much all things paranormal. I remember wanting to read a story where the hero of the people gets turned into the thing he hates the most. I wanted to know how he was going to cope with that and what would become of him. I hadn’t read that book yet, no matter how hard I searched, I couldn’t find it. So, I decided to write the story I wanted to read. That is how I came up with the New Haven Series. Then all of my other series that followed are all stories that I want to read with characters I want to relate to. I still have so many more stories to tell. 

When writing a book, what is your favorite part of the creative process(outline, plot, character names, editing, etc)? 
I actually love the whole process. Writing the first draft, getting my ideas on paper. Then going over it, making it pretty with the first round of revisions. Then when I get it back from my editor, I do another round of revisions and send it back. I enjoy coming up with character names and personalities, which just seem to come natural for each character. I don’t really do outlines, as while I’m writing the story, it flows from me. I can see it all unfold like a movie playing in my head. My fingers just have to be able to keep up. I don’t really get writer’s block. I might hit a snag, but it doesn’t hold me back for long and as soon as I get my eureka moment, which might be the next day, I’m back to writing. However, I think my favorite part of writing, overall, is crafting the dialogue between the characters. That’s when you can really let their personalities shine and readers can get wrapped up in the conversations. 

When reading a book, what genre do you find most interesting/intriguing? 
I will read any genre for the most part. But I do gravitate toward paranormal, erotica, horror, mystery, and suspense. 

If you could co-author with any author, past or present, who would you choose? 
There was once a time when I didn’t think I’d ever want to co-author with anyone. But then the universe brought Aimee Nicole Walker and I together and we’ve written two books already. Undisputed, which is a standalone. The second book is a part of a series called Circle of Darkness : The Genesis Circle series. We just work so well together and respect each other’s input and creativity. But, if I was going to choose one more author to work with, I would pick Stephen King. I’d love to write a horror novel with him. 

Have you always wanted to write or did it come to you "later in life"? 
I’ve always wanted to write. I have a very active imagination and writing is just one of the things that makes me happy. I love bringing these crazy stories that run rampant inside my mind to the pages for readers to enjoy. It’s been my dream come true. :D

Author Bio:
About me? Hmmm, I'm just a person with a wild imagination and a love for words who was sitting around the house one day and said, "Why hasn't anyone written a book like this before?". As with every storyteller, I wanted to share mine with the world. I like my erotica dark, gritty, sexy... and even a little raunchy. I'm not afraid to go there and I hope you aren't afraid to go there with me. When I'm not writing, I love watching movies and TV shows, clubbing, biking, and hanging out with family and friends. I love life.

I'd love to hear from you, feel free to send me a shout out!


Theoden: New Haven Prequel

New Haven Season 1: Chained in Darkness

New Haven Season 2: House of Theoden

New Haven Season 3: Prince of the City

New Haven Season 4: Kingdom of Ara

The Odin Chronicles Season 1: Episode 1
The Odin Chronicles Season 1: Episode 2

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