Helen Treharne


Helen Treharne lives in South Wales with her husband, son and two cats. She is the author of a The Sophie Morgan Vampire Series, a new adult paranormal series based in the fictional Welsh town of Bethel and in Cardiff. She also writes poetry about welsh life, literary fiction, horror and young adult fiction.
When not writing, she volunteers for an animal welfare channel and nourishing her inner geek by binge watching her favourite shows – The Walking Dead, Supernatural, Being Human and Buffy the Vampire Slayer to name a few. She loves to travel and is a fan of “Nordic Noir” and other European TV shows, so it’s not surprising that characters from the United States, Denmark, France and Belgium feature in her writing.

Smashwords Interview

Relative Stranger is you first full length novel. Can you tell us what it's about?
Sure. On a literal level, it’s about a young woman called Sophie Morgan, who is doing pretty well in life, one failed relationship inside, but who doesn’t have some of those. She’s done everything that’s expected of her gone to college, got a job, been responsible with money. Then she goes on a mini break to Belgium with a friend and all that goes to hell in a handcart. She’s attacked by vampires, develops an attraction to an itinerant bar man and ends up the focus of 300 year old vampires affections when she finally gets home. It’s essentially what would really happen if someone discovered vampires exist – not a romanticised version. It’s about discovering who you are and seeing the world through clear, not rose tinted glasses.
So we shouldn’t expect any romance in it then?
I’d like to think of it as romantic realism. Sophie falls for a guy at exactly the wrong time and the situation doesn’t make things easy. Like many relationships its confusing and its messy. I think it’s honest, but still sweet. If I had a daughter and she brought Sophie’s love interest home, I’d be pretty happy.
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