Born in Massachusetts in 1986, Nathan Squiers (The Literary Dark Emperor) grew up in Andover, where his affinity for story-telling flourished due to a love of books and movies as well as an overactive imagination. At the age of 13, Nathan and his mother moved to Upstate New York to be closer to their family.
After surviving public school, where he spent most of his days locked away in the AV room watching old 80s movies on Laserdisc and planning out his next video project, Nathan began a shaky college career. A love of weaving tales and telling stories was motivation enough to pursue an education in English, and, as luck would have it, a series of phenomenal professors were available to get him pointed in the right direction. It was in his first years of college that Nathan began to actively pursue a writing career, starting his first literary journey with a piece that would later become "Noir", the first book of the Crimson Shadow series.
The final novel in the trilogy…
Even with certain burdens overcome, he is losing his mind to the anger and loss. Now on the trail of his biggest nightmare, Zane has to come to grips with his own strength. But when the past climbs back to the surface, he’s forced to make a choice that could change everything.
But with the screams of Serena echoing in his head, he must find a way to save the day.
* * * *
Serena has never been more terrified.
And as every dusk that falls she feels the threat of losing all hope growing within. The only courage she can find is her faith in Zane’s arrival and the love they share.
But, with the days growing longer and her screams growing stronger, she can’t seem to call upon the strength that was always there.
* * * *
With the end drawing near, will the two be able to find the power to overcome their largest challenge yet?
Or will this new conflict be too strong for them?
Gregori Vailean always prided himself as a "by-the-book" warrior to the mythos Council. As leader of the Clan of Vail and a role model to all the vampires he's taken in, there has never been any room for doubt in his black-and-white world of right and wrong within the world of non-humans.
But all of that changed when he botched a very important mission.
Mia Wilder had always taken to her last name with a sense of pride and obligation. Working as an undercover agent on order by The Council, she was hailed as one of the few who could take on even the most dangerous of jobs and come out of it unscathed. In her world of adventure and mystery, there's never been a time—or desire—for structure or stability.
But when the wildest case of her life goes awry, being untouchable is the last thing on her mind.
Now, with the worlds of order and chaos colliding, there's nothing to stop the scarlet from rising.
The truth never stays dead…
Serena Vailean can’t stop thinking about Zane…
But now that she's facing the new challenges that come from running a clan, she desperately searches for a way to move on. But does she have what it takes to find the courage to do what needs to be done?
Though it may not be as hard as she thought when she finds herself face to face with Axle Travers…
Axle Travers lives in the moment…
Now, he travels with his band of misfit comrades, stealing and pillaging for his own desperate cause. But, when he meets Serena Vailean, things begin to make less and less sense.
It may not be as hard as he thought when he finds himself face to face with a ghostly newcomer.
With Serena’s past continuing to haunt both of them, can they find the strength to take on a mutual enemy?
Or will they get lost in the dark embrace that threatens everything at hand?
Zane's life is in the dumps…
And subjecting his cursed body to anything that might help him forget has become all he knows.
As the realization that he has no purpose and nothing left to strive for, he's forced to admit what he's tried so hard to forget:
Gregori is dead.
With the ghost of what he was looming over what he's become and his promiscuous and self-destructive life spiraling out of control, the monster beneath his skin urges him to destroy.
With an urge to destroy pulling him ever-closer to the edge of chaos, what future exists for this once-proud fighter?