I just launched the second book in The Chronicles of Jonathan Steel. “The 12th Demon: Mark of the Wolf Dragon” picks up right where the first book ended. The story is about vampires. Yes, vampires.
How can a Christian write about vampires? Why not? Vampires are a perfect metaphor for the unsaved. After all, a vampire is the “undead”. A vampire must feed off the living to stay alive. They can’t stand their own reflection. They are afraid of a cross. And, their only redemption is in the blood.
In my book, vampires receive their “vampire majick” from a human affiliated with the “12th demon”. That power comes from drinking genetically altered blood and relies on supernatural intervention for the blood to work. What kind of supernatural intervention? Well, you will have to read the book to find out!
As with my first book, “The 12th Demon” covers the historical background of vampires. And, I discuss a powerful Christian theme, forgiveness. How far can you go before you are unforgivable? Is there a sin so heinous that God will not forgive it? Can a person commit such a sin and truly become the “undead”, forever shunning the light and forever lost?
You can find out more at my website and here are some photos from my book launch at the Well on October 19th and a book signing at First Baptist Orlando bookstore on October 27 and 28. During both events, my co-author, Mark Sutton, joined me to sign copies of our book, “Conquering Depression”.