Profile: Nicole Eigener

Nicole Eigener is a lifelong student of French history and the macabre. Her fascination with vampires dates back to the age of eight, when she saw ‘Salem’s Lot on television. Many years later, her love for haemovores became a beautiful marriage to her obsession with French history and culture, specifically of the seventeenth-century.

Beguiled By Night: A Vampire Tale is her first published novel, although she has been writing since childhood. Growing up, the words of Toni Morrison were always bubbling beneath her dark surfaces: “If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” And so she did. She hopes you love Vauquelin and her French vampire world as much as she does. Nicole lives in Southern California with her husband.

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Most Recently Published Work (as of January 2021)

Louis de Vauquelin is an ancient French vampire created in 1668 and now living in modern-day Los Angeles. His life in self-imposed exile has become peaceful and relatively carefree until time suddenly begins to unravel, forcing him to navigate the already chartered waters of his past.

Vauquelin fumbles his way through history in reverse, ripping the scabs off of old wounds and mourning the loss of his futurepast joys, while attempting to keep certain skeletons firmly locked in their closets where they belong.

But the past has a way of making its presence known, especially when one is reliving it. Vauquelin’s mundane modern existence is systematically erased, compelling him to confront all his missteps over the last three centuries and acknowledge his defeats.

As he regresses through time, he surrenders to his brutal nature and faces an unexpected choice that could alter his life completely, and in turn, extinguish the only true happiness he ever knew.

Beguiled By Night is a complex tapestry of time, horror, and beauty deftly woven with gore and redemption, returning the vampire genre to its proper roots of elegant violence.

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