Only in the author’s private world can an audience really see the fantasy become a reality. Here, you have that opportunity to see my fantasy become your reality—
I took a step into her world, my heroine’s world. I sat down at the table and across from me was her, my main character. A woman named Alexandra Glade. Here, you will read her story. A story she has told me many times. But let me tell you—it was worth it to hear her story that many times or else I wouldn’t have been able to pay homage to her with my first novel THE CAIN LETTERS. Enjoy.
Alexandra: Alexandra Glade. Yes.
Alexandra: The location is necessary. Trust me. At least for the likes of me. I prefer darkness.
Alexandra: I should hope so, friend.
Alexandra: London, England.
Alexandra: I mean what I said—everywhere. I’ve lived in London, Paris, Mexico, Australia, Africa, all over your United States. Russia. Poland.
Alexandra: I don’t. Usually. I do have an apartment, but I’m rarely there. Typically maybe one week a year I reside there.
Alexandra: I am a hunter.
Alexandra: Vampires mostly.
Alexandra: Mostly. Evil creatures that mean us harm, that defy and stand against God.
Alexandra: In a manner of speaking, yes. I work for the Vatican, specifically. Although many other churches, sects and organizations have hired me to handle issues of a somewhat demonic nature.
Alexandra: Never had to do any ‘ghostbusting’ or even exorcisms. But I have had a conversation with the possessed before. One I care not to remember.
Alexandra: I was trained by an ancient organization of warriors known as the Berith Lochem. We are Warriors of the Three Trinity Lines. Our founder was Nimrod himself. From the Book of Genesis?
Alexandra: He was a great hunter for the Lord. He began the Berith Lochem to fight evil.
Alexandra: It means ‘Divine Covenant’. Hebrew.
Alexandra: These days really do call for a more extensive regimen: weapons and tactics, martial arts, vampiric theory and culture as well. Our training is the equivalent of a United States Navy S.E.A.L. or Marine or K.G.B. operative. We are trained to kill.
Alexandra: Do you have any more questions for me?
Alexandra: Then fire away.
Alexandra: (she smiles) Well, I do love a firearm. But my weapon of choice does tend to be a blade.
Alexandra: Some. My friends, though, tend to also be comrades, other hunters that stand by me.
Alexandra: I would hope a woman they can trust.
Alexandra: Someone they cannot trust. At all.
Alexandra: If they break the Code, yes.
Alexandra: Dear Mr. Roustan. Dear Mr. Roustan…so sheltered from the truth. You must know…vampires exist. And they are a community. A nation. And they have their laws. Regardless of what Hollywood has to say about vampires, it is true that even the darkest of shadows have their morality. Even demons have decrees they must follow. It just so happens that vampires, these days, have a Code that respects humankind. And hunters, we must respect it, too.
Alexandra: Some vampires, ‘rogues’ we call them, feel they need to. But the truth is…they don’t. To feed is not to kill. In fact, in this day and age, moral vampires feed on ‘consenting adults’. They do not break any laws. Therefore, we must refrain from killing them. The ‘rogues’, or even lesser breeds without self-control, we hunt down and kill because they violate their own Code and take away human life.
Alexandra: Usually…they try to kill me. Before it would come to that, though, I receive intel from ‘reliable’ sources about my targets. Usually, I never initiate a hunt on a noble vampire. Usually.
Alexandra: In the name of God…most definitely, yes.
Alexandra: (pauses) …. Many things. Friends I’ve lost....
Alexandra: More than I can count with my fingers.
Alexandra: Nothing to be ashamed of. This is an interview after all.
Alexandra: Fire away.
Alexandra: Look around you. I picked this location for a reason….