Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Q+A with Virgil Allen Moore (Demon Vampire)

Please welcome today's paranormal guest author Virgil Allen Moore.  Virgil is the author of Demon Vampire.

EJ:  When did you begin writing?

At ten I came up with the idea for a story in elementary school. My initial attempt at the writing was so impressive, the teacher gave me high marks. Unfortunately, I didn't finish the project, which would normally result in a failing grade. However, I was able to land a solid A- considering the shear innovation of my narrative. As a ten year old, I saw great inspiration in this. My career as a writer was cemented in that fact.

EJ:  What brought you to the paranormal genre?

  There was a time when I read Anne Rice and thought her vision of vampires were near perfect. Later on in life, I had the misfortune to read a book that betrayed my feelings as a reader in that genre. I spent two very spirited weeks ranting to my friends about my experience with that book. One day they told me that I should just write a more comprehensive and intertwining collective of a novel. Their words rang deeply, leading to the inception of my current beauty, Demon Vampire.

EJ:  If you could be any paranormal or have any one supernatural talent, what would it be? Why?

Immortality has always been a fascination for me. Not that of a vampire, but true, legendary immortality is my aim. The ability to live complete and everlasting in order to accomplish all of my whims, dreams, and desires is priceless to me. The thoughts of all I could do with that amount of time are wondrous in my mind.

EJ:  Tell us why readers will enjoy your new release.

Demon Vampire is a poetic novel that builds to a climax that is so fulfilling to a reader, it sets a standard for story complexity that is well felt in the end. It is a book for those who enjoy a large, slow paced novel filled with imagery that paints the mind in hues of tempting color, while releasing a narrative that lingers after the book is completed. Demon Vampire asks that perfect question: If you had to choose power, grace, and immortality at the cost of your soul, would you? What if the choice was easier than you think? Small, incremental segments of strength for a few childhood memories? The ability to accomplish your dreams, your desires, for the corners of your mind you don't often use? What if you could have everything you ever wanted and the only price would be the things that make you who you are? What would you do? Faced with a grave choice of morality, what would you choose?

EJ:  If your book(s) were being made into a movie, who would you cast for the leading roles? Why?

  I've thought about that a lot over the past two years. The only roles that I've been able to select to date would be Gary Oldman, and Rachel McAdams. One of the elder vampires of the story, Fear, would lend well to Oldman's talents as an actor. His dark portrayal in many movies is a perfect representation of that character's propensity for violence and terror. McAdams would play the main character's mother, Lucretia. I believe although she has not played any truly evil and sadistic roles in her career, she would love the character's ability to be utterly base in her primal needs and expectations of the world. As for the rest of the cast, I haven't found any really fit to what I have written. The story is so complex and interweaved, the acting involved would need to be by relatively unknown people. Allowing them to express the full depths of the book in all its crimson sanguination.

Demon Vampire by Virgil Allen Moore

Demon Vampire asks the question, if given the choice to have power, grace, and immortality at the cost of your soul, what would you do? What if the choice was easier than you think? Small incremental segments of you childhood for a boost in strength? The ability to protect your loved ones for the corners of your mind that you don't often use? Regeneration for the traits that make you who you are? If faced with a grave decision of morality, what would you choose?

Thank you Virgil for joining us here today at From the Shadows!

To learn more about Virgil Allen Moore and his books, please visit his website.


  1. This sounds like a refreshing new paranormal twist series. Wonderful interview! Thanks for sharing!
    DeAnna Schultz

  2. I'm glad you enjoyed it. You can find the book at amazon kindle and on goodreads as well. This is the first book in The Redgold Series that will take place over the next several years. I can assure you, this is unlike any vampire novel out today.

  3. Great interview. The book sounds very good.

  4. I am with Sacredmoon, this sounds very refreshing. I love that book cover by the way. I am so with you about Gary Oldman. With the exception of the original Dracula, Oldman is the only who portrayed Dracula right. I have seen so many other ones that were just awful, goofy or overdone. It is really disappointing LOL! Immortality is an interesting choice. It has always intrigued me as well. As for a supernatural creature itself, I don't know. I have always loved werewolves or weres in general. I would love to become a tiger. Man I am weird LOL! Nonetheless, amazing interview guys. I can't wait to start this. It looks like my kind of read. Thank you guys so much :)

  5. Thank you for reading Diana. I'm glad you enjoyed the interview. I look forward to hearing what you have to say about the book.

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    Virgil Allen Moore

  7. God. I could not even skim read through the first 50 pages. .. On a good note not a a lot of grammatical errors but seriously one of the most pointlessly purple-prose examples of writing I have ever encountered. We dont need sixteen flowery adjectives per sentence. .. maybe instead try adding a normal conversation or a plot.
    Maybe the author does get to these things eventually but seriously, looking at the length of the novel... is it worth the wait?
    Purple prose has a really good place in literature. .. but keep it brief!!!
    A good example by Morgan Llewellyn (a real author) is simply the opening sentence of her novel bard. "See a tall man pacing the twilight beach, caught between the dying day, and the incoming tide."
    Purple as hell but short, sweet and it sets the scene very quicly and evocatively.

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