Author Clair LaVaye works as a writer, editor, and photographer. She has created stories and images for club and goth fashion magazines, newspapers, and universities, but now she's writing in a more creative, er, vein. ;-)
LaVaye's fictional works include plays on Marquis de Sade ("Sade and Sisters" and "Bastille Dreams"), a play on Aleister Crowley ("The Beast and Scarlet"), and the "House of Debauch Vampire Comics" series. In Second Life, LaVaye offers plays, comics, and cemetery supplies for sale as Clairwil Oh.
In her "House of Debauch Vampire Tales" series, she combines text and images into an original vampire book for adults with erotic, fairytale images. LaVaye has cooked up a tale full of vampires, occultism, and sexual transgression, but her macabre entrée is served with a side dish of camp humor.
Clair LaVaye was born in New Orleans and spent her formative years in the Gothic South. Her literary muses are Huysman's "A Rebours," Wilde's "Portrait of Dorian Gray," Lautreamont's "Maldoror," and Marquis de Sade's "Justine" and "Juliette." Her books belong just across the shelf from Anne Rice's "Interview with the Vampire," Bram Stoker's "Dracula," and "The Collected Works of the Marquis De Sade."
The author is delighted to wrap up all her interests into one erotic and hilarious novel in a series: "The House of Debauch: The Curious Adventures of the Debauch Family and Their Struggle with Evil," Volume One in a series on the Debauches.