Krisi Keley was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and now lives in Chester County with her family and seven dogs. "On the Soul of a Vampire" is her first novel and is Book One in a planned series. A writer and artist with a degree in Theology and education in foreign and classical languages, she has always been intrigued with supernatural, paranormal and horror fiction and how these myths try to answer humankind's questions about the spiritual, good vs. evil and the nature of man. Pro Luce Habere Volume I, Book II in the On the Soul series was released in July 2011 and the author is presently working on Pro Luce Habere Volume II and Book III of the series, in which she hopes to share more new theories about both vampires and the human soul.
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Vingede: The Friar Tobe Fairy Tale Files Book 2
by Krisi Keley
A boy who speaks mysterious, rhyming riddles… a mute girl who communicates through art… Two young people held captive by mental illness or is there a sinister connection between the cases – a swan song cry no one has yet heard? As former novitiate turned PI, Tobias Berger, fits the pieces of the puzzle together, he and his secretary/girlfriend find that the supernatural is far from done with them.
Mareritt: The Friar Tobe Fairy Tale Files Book 1
by Krisi Keley
As beauty lies sleeping… Four pretty, partying high school seniors, four strange and startling accidents. Do demonic nightmares and fairy tale visions bury a dark secret haunting the girls or is the past simply struggling to reach the light? Twenty-eight year old former novitiate turned PI, Tobias Berger, hired to discover the answer.
Pro Luce Habere (To Have Before the Light) Volume II
by Krisi Keley
After an earth-shattering revelation, vampire Valéry seeks a new world, free of the Old World's pain. Trapped in the darkness he can't escape, his attempt to determine who really is the monster further leads to him becoming one whose greatest deception is the lie he tells himself. Until the illusion is shattered to behold an enigmatic mortal girl.
Volume 2 of 2.
Pro Luce Habere (To Have Before the Light) Volume I
by Krisi Keley
Published: September 20, 2011.
In the place between life and death, the soul is exposed to the light. Relive the memory of an 800 year old vampire's descent into darkness as he does, from child of faith who set out on the Children's Crusade in 1212 to desperate 14th century creature of the night.
Sometimes the key which unlocks the secret of what's to come is hidden in the past.
Book II of the On the Soul Series.
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- Damascus Road: The Corescu Chronicles Book Two
on Sep. 21, 2011
With Damascus Road, author Ellen C. Maze continues her fascinating Corescu Chronicles, and in this fantastic sequel to The Judging, readers are not only plunged into darker twists and turns, but into some profound and thought-provoking spiritual questions as well.
Mark Corescu, horrified by how he has used the excuse of judging the wicked acts of sinners to justify satisfying his bloodlust, has fled to a remote location in Europe to protect humanity, leaving newly-made vampire, Paul Black, without his mentor. For this, Paul blames Tony Agricola, and his revenge on this man of God who helped open Mark’s eyes is a most terrible one. Despite his repulsion and Paul’s constant torment, Tony succeeds in convincing Paul to feed his bloodlust on only him and preacher Big John Jenkins, who reluctantly agrees in order to keep others safe and for reasons of his own. But Paul and Mark have left a trail of bodies that have set two detectives on a mission to solve the mysterious case and, finally, Tony and Paul are forced to flee to Germany in search of Mark, with the abandoned woman who loves him, Hope Brannen, hot on their heels. But will finding the ancient vampire really lead to the answers they each seek?
Damascus Road is another amazing story by Ellen Maze that doesn’t just offer non-stop suspense and fascinating characters, but also provides an extremely unique way to look at human spiritual dilemmas. I loved the development of the characters Tony and Paul in this sequel. It’s possible to sympathize with the two in both their strengths and their weaknesses and their complex relationship is absolutely spellbinding. Even when Paul’s cruelty and constant sarcastic barbs and Tony’s often too patient suffering soul make the reader want to shake them, it’s still impossible not to feel for them and see them as simply human – fallible and redeemable, both. The questions their story poses about selfishness and self-sacrifice, temptation and faith offer great depth, raising a suspenseful paranormal horror story to a wonderful piece of speculative fiction, as do the challenges and struggles of new characters, Big John Jenkins and the pursuing detectives.
Another excellent work by an author who has become one of my favorites for her incredibly imaginative and well-written stories that don’t just entertain, but give me so much to think about. I can’t wait to read the next book in the Corescu Chronicles. If you haven’t read any of her two series or short stories yet, don’t miss out!
- Wolf Hunt
on Dec. 01, 2012
A quick short story that could be a bit of a tough read for animal lovers about an Appalachian hunter named Jake, whose lust for the kill is quite monstrous. Rather than hunting for food or to stop any real threat by a predator preying on local livestock, Jake instead seems to enjoy killing for the sake of the kill, taking pleasure in doling out death and cruelty and making it quite difficult to feel sorry for him when his eyes are opened one night on a full moon, despite an admonition by former Army soldier, Kevin Faraday.
A fast-paced, well-written and descriptive story with realistic local dialogue, this short tale by author Werner Lind is a clear warning that human beings would do well to cease looking for the monster without and instead guard against the one within.
As a fan of the author’s vampire novel, Lifeblood, I would love to read more of his werewolf mythos if he were ever to continue this short story in a longer work.