The Road of Darkness is the story of Addison. She's a young Southern Belle in early 1700 Louisiana with a love for Voodoo. She's a child of privilege, but never really let it go to her head. She was always a little odd.
Our little Southern Belle is attacked and turned. A vampire. However, unlike most, she embraces this new 'life'. She finds delight in it. A darkness grows within her.
Like any young vampire left to fend for themselves, she stumbles in her new existence. She meets others here and there, and the world of the paranormal opens up to her.
Due in part to her thrill of bloodlust, she becomes fascinated with war. Soon she is moving from country to country, war to war. Mans evolution and technology in the art of warfare intrigues her.
Through her time and adventures, she has fleeting bits of both happiness and sorrow. The darkness within her will only allow her so much happiness.
Her link with all things Voodoo brings her into the servitude of the Baron Semedi, demi-god of the Underworld. A deal gone bad. It only serves to deepen that darkness. Can anyone help her before she does irrevocable damage to both an entire city of innocent people...and herself?
Not your typical vampire story in the least...
Zoe Ambler hails from Enterprise, Alabama. She's 44 years old and broke through into writing by way of role-play gaming, which she still loves to this day.
She has traveled the world, being a 'military brat', but always finds her way back home. Her hobbies include sketching, playing violin (badly), collecting oddities and office supplies. Zoe is often found spoiling her fat cat, obsessing over coffee and the coming zombie apocalypse.
Jacob takes Addison under his wing, helping her to become more. Education and evolution. And maybe a smidge of romance for the newborn vampiress.
The Road of Darkness
Jacob got up, moving to sit on the old mattress with her. He placed his fingers in a gentle manner on her chin, lifting her face to look at his. "I will teach you enough to get by if you'd like. I've been alone a very long time myself. We could travel together. Or, what sounds even nicer to me is to settle at your home. I tire of moving from place to place at times." He said, his smile soft and warm. "It will be nice to have a companion once again, especially one as beautiful as you." Addison blushed, not keeping eye contact. She hadn't received a compliment in a long time. Rendered speechless for a moment, Addison could do nothing for a moment, but then she nodded. "Yes, that would be nice." She said. She grew tired of long periods of time alone. Her only contact with others being the little parties and social gatherings her charades managed to get her into. Jacob gave a nod. "Well then. Let's go out and see what we can find you to dine from..." He said, standing and moving to the bag, pulling out a fresh gentleman's suit. "Well, find ourselves a little party to infiltrate." He smiled; pulling off the soldier's uniform he'd been wearing a piece at a time, with no sense of modesty. Addison turned her face from him, her fingers fumbling to distract herself from his state of undress. Jacob took note of this. "Have you never seen a man naked before?" Addison didn't answer; she just continued to tug at a loose strand of string on the blanket covering her. Jacob moved to her, kneeling before her. He took her hand in his, bringing her wrist to his mouth. She blinked and looked at him, trying to draw her hand away. He opened his mouth, his sharp fangs, which were much more elongated than hers, pierced her flesh. He took a few tastes of her blood before withdrawing his teeth, placing a gentle kiss to the spot, the wound healing within moments. "You died untouched. Never having been with a man, or knowing the pleasure of his touch..." He said. Addison's eyes widened her face feeling as though dunked into a pool of hot water. "You...you can tell such things?" She whispered out, her embarrassment threatening to burn her alive.