Villain Interview: Louis Caron from A Good Man, by Vanessa Morgan
Book Title and Author:
A Good Man by Vanessa Morgan
What were you like before the story began?
Lonely. Tired. Old. Vampire.
Who are you opposing and why?
I don’t have the feeling that I’m opposing anyone. I’m a vampire, yes – but I only kill evil people who deserve to die… Lost cases also – people without hope, without a future. I’m a good man, you know.
Do you think maybe you should just lay off the caffeine a bit?
Do you believe that caffeine is the reason that I’m a vampire? Or that caffeine worsens my need for blood? What a brilliant idea! You should be a novelist instead of a journalist.
Have you tried aromatherapy, then?
Yes. I put a few drops of lavender essential oil on my pillow every night before going to bed. Apparently, it calms the nerves and the less nervous I am the less blood I need.
Alright, so what it is you plan to do once you have reached your goal?
My goal – meeting the woman of my dreams and spending a lifetime with her – is simply not possible. Love is only temporary for a vampire. Or I would have to fall in love with a fellow vampire, but that simply… Does. Not. Happen.
What would your mother think of all this?
My sweet mom… I haven’t seen her for almost 300 years, but I still miss her. She was already gone when I got turned into a vampire, but I’m afraid that she can still see me from her little place in heaven and feel sad for what has become of me. I sincerely hope she understands I’m doing the best I can despite my vampire nature.
Right. So, how would you describe yourself?
Friendly. Honest. Romantic. Animal addict. Vegetarian. Vampire.
How would your opponent describe you?
Weird. Womanizer. Dishonest. Evil. Vampire.
Who are your closest allies?
My closest allies are definitely the other vampires in my vampire support group (sort of like AA for vampires). They are the only ones who know my secret and who can help me with my vampire-related problems. I can also count on Vincent and Emma, my two human friends, even though they don’t know who I really am.
That’s great, but haven’t you heard the good guy always wins?
That’s true. It all has to do with karma. The more good you do around you, the more your karma will reward you. But if you misbehave, your karma will punish you. Problem is, if I don’t drink blood, I will be paralyzed for eternity. My biography, A Good Man, is all about my first-hand experiences with bad karma.
Screenwriter and novelist Vanessa Morgan is known as the ‘female version of Stephen King’. She has written three books of supernatural suspense: Drowned Sorrow, The Strangers Outside and A Good Man. You can find out more about Vanessa Morgan and her work by going to her personal blog http://vanessa-morgan.blogspot.com.
Books by Vanessa Morgan
A Good Man
Do you like Dexter and American Psycho? Then chances are you will love A Good Man.
Louis Caron is a good man – he’s a vegetarian, feeds homeless people, takes care of animals and is converned with the ecological well-being of the planet. But his altruism has a sinister edge – he’s a vampire and local detective Taglioni becomes increasingly suspicious of him. Louis’ attempt to escape the police will take him on a journey into his own private hell where he is not only forced to confront his worst fears, but where he will also destroy the lives of those he cares about.
The Strangers Outside
Two sisters, Jennifer and Louise, return to their remote holiday cottage after a day at the seaside. But little do they know they’re being surrounded. Soon after their arrival, the girls will come face to face with the strangers outside. When the assailants make their intentions known, things take a shockingly terrible turn and an intense battle for survival will begin.
Megan Blackwood has just lost her son in a terrible accident. Now she has come to Moonlight Creek with her teenage daughter Jenna, hoping that a change of scenery might help to put her life back together. But something odd is going on in Moonlight Creek. When rain falls over the village, the inhabitants commit grisly murders, leaving the village deserted with the first rays of sunshine. Beneath the lake’s surface, an eerie presence watches… and waits… Waits to reveal a tragic past drowned in mystery and fear. One that doesn’t bode well for visitors. By the time Megan realizes that her daughter is in danger, it might already be too late.
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