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About Tara Vanflower
Violet started as a dream. One night I had an incredibly detailed dream about my friends and I on an adventure with vampires. When I woke up in the morning I was retelling the story to Mike and halfway through I said I’m going to write this.
Violent Violet was completed about six months later.
There have been a few versions of the story. Some are probably still out there in the world somewhere. The currently released versions are the final versions. No more fiddling. Time for more stories with new characters and some familiar faces. Each book is related in some way to the previous books. I love their world, their evolution, histories, pasts, and futures. I love that their world is fully shaped and also amorphous.
I want very much for people to connect to their world. I want you to know them as well as I know them. These people are not my friends and I, they are their own living, breathing entities with their own thoughts, opinions, and experiences. They don’t go where I want them to go, they show me where they used to be and where they want to belong.. Even when they fail to get there.
I know them intimately, and yet I learn new things about them I seriously never expected or imagined. It sounds strange to say this about characters I created, but it’s true. It makes me wonder sometimes if I made them up, or I found a way to tap into another dimension. It’s cheesy, I know, but I could never have predicted some of this stuff.
I rarely talk in detail about my writing because truthfully, I’m insecure about it. Music I know and am comfortable with, for the most part. Writing? It’s like opening a diary. I am always fearful about people drawing conclusions or assuming things about what’s in the story. It’s hard to let go. It’s hard to put yourself out there to be cut down.
Welcome into the private world of people you don’t know (yet). Try not to judge them too harshly… they’ve got a long road ahead.
Tara Vanflower is a vocalist whose music has been described as ambient, experimental, and darkwave.
In October 1994 she became a vocalist for darkwave outfit Lycia. She married fellow band member Mike VanPortfleet.
Her debut solo album, This Womb Like Liquid Honey, was released in 1999. This was followed in 2005 with My Little Fire-Filled Heart.
Vanflower appeared on the Type O Negative song "Halloween in Heaven" off their 2007 album, Dead Again.
She has also appeared with side projects Black Happy Day with Timothy Renner, Secondary Nerve with Daniele Serra and numerous collaborations including Oneiroid Psychosis, Dirge, Numina, The Unquiet Void, Falling You and Methadrone.
This book continues Violet and Roman's journey into discovering just exactly who and what they are. Violet meets new friends, including some species she never knew existed. New worlds open revealing so many answers, and even more questions. And maybe, hopefully, they won't die in the process.
Mick has spent decades alone, isolated by the lifestyle he's forced to partake in due to his profession. But of course there's more to it than that. The rumors about him are true. It makes life difficult, to say the least.
Glory is about as good as a person can be, and just as alienated by the world around her of her own choosing. Life is about creating art, not worrying about relationships that never work out anyway. No, she prefers the safety of her characters and their magic worlds. But what if their magic could translate into real life? What if she has just the right amount of light to balance his darkness? Fairytales don't usually look like this, but then, who wants a fairytale anyway?
This book is a fun adventure of first love, butterflies and insecurities, and oh yeah, werewolves .