The Blackest Plague: Revenge Cometh

The Blackest Plague: Revenge Cometh

January 5, 2012 / HILLSBOROUGH, N.H. 

Vampires have captivated the world for many decades, from the earliest of stories like "Dracula" to the latest editions with a romance twist, like the "Twilight" saga. Sheila Marie Hamilton adds another layer to the history and universe of vampires with her fictional novel, "The Blackest Plague: Revenge Cometh" (ISBN 1463770138).

Thirty-two-year-old Brice Marshall has dedicated his life to taking criminals off the street and being a voice for victims everywhere. He becomes a victim when he wakes up in a strange place, disoriented and weak. He manages to escape the makeshift prison, hoping to return to his normal life, but only to find out that the world he knew is gone forever.

Brice has been infected with a virus that dates back over six centuries. The virus alters telomeres, the protective caps on the end of chromosomes that affect human life spans. Normally, telomeres shorten as humans age, which shortens the life span and causes the body to be more susceptible to viruses. The virus Brice has strengthens the telomeres, granting immortality, heightening all five senses and providing him with the ability of telepathy and mind control. The only drawback is the host's body cannot produce enough red blood cells to facilitate the repairs immortality requires. An external blood source is needed.

The world of the blood driven and powerful immortals has been living in secret from mortals for centuries and must remain that way at all costs. Their existence depends on it. The man who infected Brice, however, has different plans. He forms an army out of mortals he turns in preparation for a war he is about to initiate: a war between the Viocoles, immortals infected with the virus from birth who feel superior, and the Drytins, those who once walked the earth as mortal before becoming infected. With the help of others, Brice must find a way to save the immortal race and all of humanity as well before it's too late. Hamilton hopes this new spin on vampires catches on with her readers. She feels that the book can cross into different genres and not remain within the realm of fantasy and other vampire novels.

"It's not a traditional vampire story. It's more about a group of infected people whose need for blood is a side effect of the virus they possess. They face the same challenges as mortals, specifically the rise of a dictator who builds an army to destroy a certain group," Hamilton says.

"The Blackest Plague: Revenge Cometh" is available for sale online at and other channels.

About the Author: Sheila Marie Hamilton has written freelance fiction and philosophical works for more than a decade. She is a member of the National Writer's Association and International Woman's Writing Guild. She is currently working on the next part of the "Blackest Plague" series in Hillsborough, N.H., where she lives with her husband and two children.



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