Christina McMullen, Author
Christina is a science fiction and fantasy author who dreams of flying cars and electric sheep. She currently resides in Texas with her wonderfully supportive husband and three dogs. When she isn’t writing, Christina enjoys travel, vegan cooking, modern and classical art, and of course, reading.
A Modern Twist on an Ancient Evil
Tales of vampires in New Orleans are as old as the city itself. Legendary spirits haunt every dark alley, lurking in the shadows and around every corner. But there are some creatures of the night that you won’t hear about on the ghost tours.
For centuries, The Eyes of The Sun have used their genetic superiority to rule from the shadows, preying on the weak and manipulating those in positions of power. Their ultimate goal: immortality.
But when the balance of power becomes too one sided, humanity adapts. The Eyes of The Sun are no longer the only ones with superior genetics in their favor. The hunted have become hunters and one woman in particular may hold the key to taking the ancient organization down once and for all.
There’s only one problem.
How can she take a life without becoming the very thing she is meant to destroy?
The Eyes of the Sun Trilogy
Mother of Darkness
The Eyes of the Sun
New Orleans certainly has no shortage of vampire legends and after a few months in the French Quarter, Lucy Soriano was sure she had heard them all. But when a date with a handsome stranger takes a deadly turn, she quickly discovers that the truth is more terrifying than fiction. The real monsters are the creations of evolutionary advantage, not vivid imaginations.
But vampires aren’t the only ones with evolution on their side. An anomaly in her blood is found to be fatal to vampires and Lucy is swiftly recruited into shadow organization hell bent on eliminating the vampire problem once and for all. Vampirehunting does not come naturally and Lucy’s dangerous improvisations are quickly called out by Andre Garnier, a hunter who makes no secret of the fact that he opposes Lucy’s recruitment.
Soon it is discovered that The Eyes of The Sun, the oldest and most dangerous collective of vampires, are once again gaining ground and have infiltrated the very organization that is trying to stop them. The hunters have become the hunted and no one is to be trusted. Lucy and Andre are forced to set aside their differences for the sake of survival, but The Eyes of The Sun have an agenda that no one expected.
Lucy Soriano’s life is falling apart. Working for the outreach was supposed to be rewarding, but convincing modified vampires to go against their programming was no easy task. Even worse, after a misunderstanding sends Andre jetting off to Europe without so much as a goodbye, the nightmares about her abduction in Paris have gotten worse.
When she encounters a teenage girl who appears to share her deadly secrets, Lucy learns of a plantation where children are hunted by vampires as sport. Now Lucy must travel deep into the bayou to track down and stop the monster responsible. But before she can put an end to Bluebeard’s deadly game, she must first save the one who holds the key to her own mysterious existence.
Bluebeard’s Children is the second book in the series, The Eyes of The Sun
Mother of Darkness
With the Eclipse project disbanded and the government still keeping secrets, the former hunters are co-opted into the outreach effort aimed at convincing the mods to change their ways. Lucy Soriano is pleased that the focus has shifted from killing vampires to saving them, but soon learns that some of the hunters are having a harder time transitioning than others. Even worse, the organization is thrown into chaos when an unknown enemy begins targeting vampires and making threats against the hunters, and Lucy finds herself inexplicably suffering from a mysterious illness.
Piecing together the puzzle out of false leads and whispered rumors just leaves Lucy with more questions than answers. Is the government behind the attacks or are The Eyes of The Sun once again on the rise? Or is New Orleans in danger of falling to a new and unknown power? But most importantly, will Lucy survive long enough to discover the truth?
Author Blog: Vampires and Robots-McMullen Writes