Noted filmmaker Romane Simon can now add published author as to his growing hyphenate with the release of his chilling book “Red to Black” (The Power of Love).
This book is about an old family of vampires, Xavier Gains, Daniella Gains and Barry Styles. The story revolves around these intriguing characters and the humans they are attracted to while living in Los Angeles. Xavier falls in love with the beautiful Marisa Childs and kidnaps her away from her husband, Douglas Childs, and brainwashing her to join the fold. Through out all of this, Marisa would not allow Xavier to kill Douglas, as he is doing his best to bring his wife back from the clutches of this vampire fold. This story explores the depth of this magical world and how with the power of love, one will do anything for the one they love. Even shedding their own blood in the darkness for the vitality of eternal love and life.
“I wanted to write something different and unique, which became this vampire love story. Vampires can be similar to human beings in so many ways in that they sacrifice a lot for blood including their own blood for love,” said Simon.
I have to say that for someone that is not into the vampire genre, though I’ve acted in a lot of horror films (go figure), I really enjoyed the book. I was moved by Douglas’ devotion to Marisa and Xavier’s all encompassing power and insight. I loved how the story was set in east Hollywood (always got a strange energy there!) and was impressed that Simon is such a great writer considering English is his second language.
“Red to Black” can be purchased at this link: