I Wanted My Vampires To Exist

David Gittlin
David Gittlin Author Interview

Scarlet Ambrosia follows a man who faces a life-altering choice after meeting a beautiful vampire and learning of a secret and dangerous underworld. How did you come up with the idea behind this novel?

Believe it or not, the story began with a question: How does a nice Jewish accountant tell his parents he’s been turned into a vampire? I’m from a conservative Jewish background, and I was very close with my parents while they were alive. I tried to imagine myself in the lead character’s shoes. How would he deal with this life-changing event in the context of his relationships with parents, siblings, brother-in-law, and a very close friend and business associate? The story grew from there. 

What were some new ideas you wanted to introduce into the vampire genre?

I wanted my vampires to exist during the day without the sun burning them up. They are living, breathing, human vampires. They are not “the undead.” They are not immortal. They can be killed if they are injured badly enough. I wanted to make these characters more human and relatable by changing the stereotypes. I took a close look at a vampire character who heads up the Vampire Council and the key role he plays in preparing the romantic couple (Devon and Mathilde) for their ultimate confrontation with the rogue villain. The villain (Egon Schiller) is up to some highly unusual evil in his bold flaunting of the Vampire Council’s rules.

What scene did you have the most fun writing?

In Chapter One, Devon meets a beautiful stranger (Mathilde de Roche) in a bar. I loved writing the subtle interplay of their dialogue in this scene. It came to me naturally and spontaneously. I did, however, extensively edit the first chapter.  

Do you plan on writing more supernatural romance stories?

I will most likely write a sequel to “Scarlet Ambrosia” when the time comes.

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A one night stand thrusts Devon Furst into the arms of a beautiful vampire lover, leaving him with a terrible choice: death or eternal life as a vampire.For a man aged twenty-eight and in perfect health, death is not an option. Mathilde’s alluring beauty makes the decision and her vampire blood easier to swallow. Devon must leave behind everyone and everything he holds dear to face a future full of uncertainty, and a five-hundred-year-old vampire with deadly preternatural powers and little regard for the laws of the legendary Vampire Council.

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