Publisher: Rainstorm Press
Series: Deamhan Chronicles
Deamhan have survived by remaining hidden in the shadows. Ramanga, Lamia, Metusba, and Lugat have been overshadowed by what humans know as the modern vampire. But what if vampires aren't the real threat?
One woman's search for her mother who disappeared without a trace on the streets of Minneapolis takes her into the precarious world of Deamhan, psychic vampires who rule the underground nightlife in the city's most darkest corners.
She gains the trust of the only other human familiar with the Deamhan lifestyle. With his help she finds not only can the Deamhan not be trusted but it s her own father, president of a ruthless organization of researchers, who has diabolically maintained that distrust.
Tell us about the first book, Deamhan.
Deamhan is the first novel in the Deamhan Chronicles. It follows Veronica and her search for her mother who disappeared on the streets of Minneapolis twenty years ago in the middle of researching these creatures. They resemble vampires but are not considered vampires. She heads back to the city to retrace her mother’s footsteps and in doing so she’s exposed to the dark and dangerous world.
What kind of research did you do for Deamhan Chronicles?
I'm a fan of vampires and I've always wanted to write a supernatural book but I didn't know exactly what I wanted it to be about. After reading several vampire novels, I started researching and discovered that there are so many different types of vampires within certain cultures. I wanted to write about them, specifically psychic vampires. At that time the only vampire novels I found and read dealt with sanguine (blood) vampires.
I researched cultural lore from around the world. A few years later, I narrowed the different psychic vampires down to eight. I picked up a pen, grabbed a piece of paper, and started to write.
Usually I start with a name and the cultural background of that name. For Deamhan, I wanted to represent all races because they are representatives of vampires from different cultures. I wanted them to be unique in not only the way they looked but how they interacted with their own kind, humans, and vampires. Since Deamhan and vampires are more different than alike, it was important to create characters that emphasized these differences.
What is a deamhan?
Deamhan are psychic vampires created by dark magicians to battle the vampire onslaught during the ancient city of Ur. They have the ability to feed on not only humans but vampires as well. They feed on this energy unlike sanguine vampires (blood drinkers.) There are separated into eight type clans by clans, according to their various feeding methods: Ramanga, Metusba, Lamia, Lugat, Estrie, Ekimmu, Adze, and Empusa.
They have some of the same familiar weaknesses and strengths of a modern vampires (sunlight, wood) yet they have other traits that vampires don’t possess.
What makes this book stand above the rest?
I don’t want to sound like every other author who speaks about how different their paranormal books are, especially in an oversaturated market.
However, Deamhan are different much different than supernatural creatures a reader might come across. First, they are psychic vampires and not sanguine. They aren’t concerned with falling in love, which majority of them consider a trivial and unimportant pursuit (so this is not paranormal romance.) Instead they’re focused on their own survival and what they have to do to maintain that survival.
Let’s just say that the idea of having a romantic relationship with another human or someone else is the last thing on their mind.
I see the second book in the Deamhan Chronicles is out called Dark Curse. Tell us about it.
I’d love to! Dark Curse is the second book in the Deamhan Chronicles. It takes place about a month after the end of the Deamhan.
Many Deamhan in the city have been slaughtered or considered traitors and ran out of the city along with their disposed leader, Kei. His sire, Lucius, hunts down any remaining Deamhan as human researchers begin to mend their broken agreement with the vampires.
The Dark Curse tablet, thought to be lost to history, resurfaces. The tablet has both the power to destroy these creatures and to release the Pure Ones, the first Deamhan to have ever existed, from Limbo.
Humans, Deamhan, and vampire soon have to choose a side. Either they can stand with Lucius and help him release these Deamhan or stand against him, threatening their very existence.
My next project is the second novella that takes place in the Deamhan Universe called Ayden. Deamhan Minion. I also plan on releasing the third book in the Deamhan Chronicles later this year.
Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly publishing picked up my standalone novel, Old Farmer’s Road. The release date is scheduled for September 5th 2015.
Where can we find you on the web?
I spend a lot of time on my Facebook page: http://facebook.com/isaiyanmorrison
You can also find me at:
Deamhan Facebook Page | Twitter @isaiyanmorrison | Google+ | Website | Deamhan Website | Goodreads | Tsu.Co | Pinterest
I also have a Newsletter
Feel free to stop by any of these sites and say hi. I don’t bite. Promise.
This isn't your first book. What other novels have you written and where can we find them?
Kei. Family Matters
Maris. The Brotherhood Files
Do you prefer paperback or e-books?
I prefer paperbacks. There’s something about holding it in your hands that appeals to me. With e-books, I find myself having a hard time finishing a book because of the format.
Plus I spend majority of the day in front of my computer and spending my free time, still stuck in front of another screen, doesn’t appeal to me that much.
If a crystal ball could tell you the truth about yourself, your life, the future or anything else, what would you want to know?
Honestly, I’d rather not know about my future or what’s in store for me. That would drive me completely insane if I knew what was going to happen tomorrow, especially if I was in no position to change it.
What is your favorite drink?
I love room temperature fruit drinks: lemonade, strawberry lemonade, fruit punch. Has to be room temperature. If it’s too cold or too warm I can’t drink it.
I’m not a fan of sodas. The liquid burns the back of my throat.
If you could be transported back in time and could be any individual, famous or not, who would you be?
Maybe a well to do individual in Rome, around 200-100 B.C.
I think it would’ve been great to see and experience it as a Republic. Also gladiator spectacles would’ve been interesting as well but I’m not sure I could stomach the gore.
Do you have a book trailer?
Yes. I have three book trailers on my Youtube page.