Harrison Van Gilter, rogue vampyre

Every story needs an antagonist.  Every horror novel needs a villain  who will burn his image into the minds of the reader.  Every vampire horror novel needs a handsome (or beautiful), sensual, charming, seductive, cold, calculating, egotistical, psychopathic, blood thirsty, sexually-insatiable, ruthless predator.  Did I miss anything?  Or yes.  It’s best if our bad guy is also the consummate con-artist and the quintessential liar.  Finally, this monster must having some deep, hidden motive driving him forward.  For example, Harrison Van Gilter wants to kill every living member of the Van Gilter family: mother, brothers, sisters, nephew, and in-laws!  Why?  I won’t tell you why, but this is Harrison Van Gilter.  Look at him and read behind his eyes.  What do you see?  What lurks there?

Harrison Van Gilter

This is the antagonist of The Darke Lyfe Trilogy, my little three-novel creation.  Even though myriad other characters – good and evil – move across the literary landscape, Harrison is always there.  He is the nemesis to be dealt with.  The thorn in FBI Special Agent Mark Pierce’s side.  The deadly threat to Mayor Larry Hayes and his peaceful coastal city.  He is the worst thing to ever drift into Panama City, Florida.  And through three novels (Ascent of Evil; Inherited Evil; Arcanum of Evil) he methodically moves toward his goal: to be known as the most heinous serial killer of all time…and he’s had 249 years to hone his predatory skills.  Human mortals are mere prey.  Vampyre family and vampyre enemies are a greater challenge.  And so the twisted mind of Harrison Van Gilter is center to all conflict within the Trilogy.  He’s proven to be a worthy adversary.  A diverse, if warped, personality.  A chilling unpredictable character to work with.  Put in any scene or circumstance, I’ve found that Harrison guides me.  He tells me exactly how he will respond.  And sometimes it’s shocking, even for the writer who created him.

Every good horror story needs a villain.  Mine is Harrison Van Gilter.  I invite you to read his tale, explore his mind, see though his evil eyes.

My Darke Lyfe Trilogy can be found at Amazon Or visit our webpage at BrimBooks.com

Thanks dear reader.  Without you, Harrison Van Gilter would be nothing.  Best wishes, Michael Goldcraft


About michaelgoldcraft

Michael Goldcraft is a senior marine ecologist, writer, and owner of a small, independent publishing company, BrimBooks; Brothersons Press. His first novel, Ascent of Evil, won First Place for the Horror/Dark Fanstasy category of published work at the 2010 Royal Palm Literary Awards of the Florida Writers Association, Orlando, Florida. His Darke Lyfe Trilogy includes his second published novel, Inherited Evil. Mr. Goldcraft is at work completing the final book of the trilogy, Arcanum of Evil, to be released on the Spring Equinox, 2011. His book of short stories, Thirteen Tales of Eclectic Evil, was released the summer of 2010. His books are available in trade paperback or ebook editions via www.brimbooks.com. The ebooks are also distributed via Amazon.com. Michael Goldcraft lives with his wife and their pets in Panama City, Florida.
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One Response to Harrison Van Gilter, rogue vampyre

  1. Lisa says:

    These novels make me look behind the curtains and around every corner in my home! Very good books!

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