Monday, February 9, 2015

On Conversations: #author G.D. Ogan

Please join me in welcoming author, G.D. Ogan to Conversations today! Guy is here to talk about his 3 book Immortal Relations series! So be sure and check out the covers, blurbs and excerpts below! And don't forget to check out his bio, and get to know G.D. Ogan.

Lisa ~
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IMMORTAL RELATIONS 
Immortal Relations Book 1

When Gary Logan discovers an old black-and-white photograph of his father in Prague with a woman's handwriting on the back, he flies there to investigate where his father worked while in Europe, only to meet and fall in love with a beautiful lady who he believes to be a vampire. In love with her, Gary is initiated into her coven of guardian vampires, beginning a journey of epic proportions.

Exciting, erotic, and full of heart-stopping action, Ogan's debut novel turns human vampire lore on its head, with a symbiotic relationship between the species that deepens emotional connections to astonishing effect. But a coven of evil vampires bent on destroying the guardian vampires and feeding on the humans at will have other plans. Gary's full vampire son helps humans to almost wipe out the evil coven, beginning the ever-increasing relationship between vampires and humans. Adam then saves Great Britain from nuclear theft and attack; when their nemeses make one last-ditch effort in Russia to bring all of the peaceful societies down, Gary, Adam, and the military join forces to save the human species before their enemy's plans can come to fruition.

Probing the gray areas of sexuality, family, and legend, Ogan weaves an amazing tale, examining the very nature of existence. An unrelenting thrill-ride of passion and action, Immortal Relations will leave you breathlessly awaiting the series' second installment.



Excerpt from Immortal Relations by G.D. Ogan

This is from pages 36 and 37, of something I feel very strongly about. I believe dogs are God's gift to mankind to teach us about unconditional love and loyalty. They deserve both our love and loyalty in return:

We continued to monitor the screens, but nothing else happened until about 9 p.m. when I saw a large man chasing a little dog down a side street. He carried what looked like a rusty old pipe. Fearing he'd kill the dog, I asked Evy if we could do anything! She said they'd never responded to help an animal...I felt that I had to do something to help the dog and asked where that street was.

"Four streets to the north and about a mile to the east," she said.

My love for little animals hadn't abated any by becoming a vampire, and I said I needed to do something to help that dog.

Maggie said she'd go with me. It was dark and a weeknight, so little traffic and no pedestrians were out. I ran the mile without stopping to confront the man. I moved so fast, no human could see me. As I flew by the man, I tapped the end of the iron pipe, causing it to fly out of his hand and I caught the pipe as I continued on. This occurred so fast, his brain couldn't register what had happened; he slowed and looked at his hands and then stopped to turn around, looking behind him for the pipe he must have dropped. By this time, I'd stopped in the shadows under some trees a mile farther down and simply crushed the old iron pipe into dust.

It was then that Maggie found me. "I've never seen anyone run that fast. You didn't run that fast at the quarry...how could you run so much faster now?"

I looked at her and said, "I was running for fun at the quarry, but just now, I had to save that little dog. I just can't stand to see a small animal hurt or killed."

She hugged and kissed me, "I think you are one of the most softhearted people, let alone vampires, that ever existed."

I shrugged, "I wish it were this easy to save all the unwanted animals; in America, they kill many thousands of dogs and cats each day, just because no one wants them. It always broke my heart to even think about it..."

I told her I couldn't think of a more terrible condemnation of someone than they would harm a dog or a cat!

She kissed me again and said, "Let's go back to Evy." as we walked back arm in arm, we saw a woman, who must have been the man's wife scolding him, as she carried the little dog in her arms, so I felt it was safe. Once back in the monitoring room, Maggie told Evy what happened as I sat in a chair, my head down, trying not to think about little animals being harmed. Evy turned and asked if I'd heard the story of "Ferdinand the Bull" and said I was like Ferdinand, strong but with a soft heart...I could only say, "Thank you."



IMMORTAL RELATIONS: LOVE AND WAR 
Immortal Relations Book 2

While Maggie and Evy hope things have settled down, events have a way of foiling the best of intentions. Death stalks a close friend, but our vampires can help him cheat death if he will accept the offer. His expertise is vital as international events are about to happen that only this old friend can solve! Greed is at the bottom of so many of histories problems, and this book shows just how greedy some governments, rogue OPEC Ministers and terrorists can be and the troubles they can cause. Who is available to thwart their greed and what about the ecological disasters of the impending failure of Chernobyl's containment cap and possible reactor collapse at Fukushima, Japan. When the reactor building at Fukushima falls, a possible "Extenction Level Event" has been predicted! Our heroes will help, if their help will be accepted!

"Immortal Relations is NOT just another vampire story! An unusual blend of vampire fantasy, world politics, and political statement in defense of human civil freedoms, this book is a quick read that takes you through the story as a voyeur of one man's extraordinary imagination. You will not predict the outcome of this story, nor do you want to, as you sit back and let the story unfold insights into human nature, vampire nature, and the unusual relationship between the two. Looking forward to reading book three as the crescendo of poetic license plays itself out on a global scale. Thanks to Guy Ogan for an enjoyable read!" ~Nancy Bell


Excerpt from Immortal Relations: Love and War by G.D. Ogan

It was a short flight from Moscow to St. Petersburg. There our party was met by two limousines and whisked along to the historic Hermitage Museum. Arriving, it looked to me like the whole world was there. I didn’t know why President Kolukov had asked me to wear the Russian General’s Uniform he gave me, but I wanted to humor my good friend. We exited the limousine onto a red velvet carpet that had wide gold piping down each side and which looked to be almost 400 meters long. I thought it odd that President Kolukov had me stand to his left and next to him, when Stephan was senior in rank to my uniform. When we got to the head of the carpet, we turned. Stephan and Adam moving behind us, I looked up and turning the corner onto the same red carpet we had just traveled was someone I would recognize anywhere, under any circumstances. It was Magdalena, on the arm of Roger, our doctor. At first I was confused, but when I saw the dress she wore, an exact copy of her hand made blue dress, only in brilliant white and then heard the music, I realized what was happening; Magdalena and I were getting married! My friends had somehow arranged all this without even a hint that I picked up on. I had already glanced at some of those on either side of the isle and thought I recognized some political figures from various countries.

 As Magdalena was escorted slowly forward, I was unable to look anywhere else; she was the only thing that existed in my universe. When she got close, I noticed she had a ribbon with a gold star hanging from it pinned over her left breast. I’d seen a similar medal, back when it was called “Hero of the Soviet Union,” but this one had the double eagle of the Russian Federation. Only an old “war horse” like me would notice that when the woman he loved stood in front of him!

An Eastern Orthodox Priest spoke the vows, translated into English for me. Magdalena didn’t need a translator as she spoke several languages, Russian being one of them. We both answered “I do” and “I will,” then I was asked to put the ring on Magdalena’s finger – I started to panic, but Kolukov stepped forward and handed me a ring. My eyes bulged when I looked at it as it must have been five carats of a Red Ruby mounted in Gold! He said it's just a little bobble courtesy of the Russian people and the Hermitage. I placed it on the finger of my bride, we were officially married and we kissed. Maggie read my thought and on impulse we both turned and kissed Kolukov, each of us on one side of his face. He broke out in loud laughter and said, “Everything has been taken care of for tonight, but the car will be there to pick you both up at 0900 tomorrow. That’s 9 am in case you’ve forgotten Gary.” He joked, as if I’d ever forget the 24 hour military clock.

The two of us shook hands with Stephan, Adam and Roger, and then we made a bee-line to the limo that pulled up nearby, as the driver beckoned to us. I was too busy looking into the dark pools of eternity that were Maggie’s eyes! There were a million questions to ask on how they’d done all this and kept it a secret, but I didn’t want to break the spell I was under, I wanted the spell to last forever (or at least until we had to board the aircraft tomorrow morning).

 A few minutes after arriving at the hotel and we’re in our rooms, I then heard a knock at the door and went to open it, when I did; I was dumb struck to see the face I never expected to see in a hotel. He asked, “Will you invite me in?”

I stammered, “Of course, sir, you are most welcome, always!”

I think Maggie was as surprised as I was as Vlad walked into our honeymoon suite.

Vlad said, “I watched your marriage ceremony from the roof of the Hermitage Portico, I think it went very well. I hear you both are flying back to Prague in the morning. I am leaving by train in an hour or so, but I wanted to stop by and give you both my congratulations and my profound appreciation for all you have done!” With that Vlad, took Magdalena’s hand and kissed it in formal European fashion, shook my hand, turned back to Magdalena and handed her a small box, smiled at both of us, then turned and walked out the door. 

I have to admit, I stuck my head out the door but he had disappeared into thin air. I turned back to Maggie, who looked as amazed as I felt. I said, Wow, I’ll have to tell Grandmother about that!” But I heard a voice inside my head that said, Oh, I already know…Vlad keeps me in the loop when he is meeting those from my coven. My congratulations to you both, and now I’m leaving you alone.



IMMORTAL RELATIONS: COMING OUT
Immortal Relations Book 3

Immortal Relations Coming Out continues the Immortal Relations series. After saving mankind from a war with the potential of going nuclear, as well as other potential disasters, the guardian vampires consider the positives and negatives of "coming out" to humans. But unforseen events make the discussion moot and threaten the existance of the guardians from several quarters. Just when all seems lost, a greater threat presents itself, providing our good vampires an opportunity to prove their worth once again to possibly change peoples views that vampires might not all be an evil threat.



Excerpt from Immortal Relations: Coming Out by G.D. Ogan

Vlad Dracula, patriarch of the Guardian Vampires, tells about his early blood-lust to a “young vampire” Gary Logan:
It was a very long time ago; we were fighting what you would call “an asymmetrical war” against Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror and his Muslim invaders who outnumbered us at least three to one. I was looking for anything to slow them down. I guess you would say I used psychological warfare by building the “forest” of impaled enemy soldiers and others defeated in previous battles. While we had numerous successes against units of the invaders we were unable to hold off so large an invading army. It was about this time I was changed into what I am today.

I was always in the front lines of battle and routinely soaked in blood. Perhaps that is what changed me into a vampire. One of my own Generals saw me surrounded by enemies and saw blood spurting up in the air. Thinking it was my blood he sent word that I’d been killed. My dear distraught wife threw herself from the heights of my Poenari Castle into the Arges River below.

Then my second cousin, Matthias Corvinus, King of Hungary, from whom I had sought help in prosecuting the war, imprisoned me. Locked away, I soon became crazed with the desire for blood I would have otherwise found on the battlefield. Many fellow prisoners died because of it and after my escape I was a plague on the land. It took all too long before I regained some sense of my lost humanity and then only through the assistance of my second wife who gave me some of her own blood, and lead me back to God."



Born in Washington D.C. early in WW-II, mother and child moved to Texas while father went off to war as a member of the Office of Strategic Services (which later became the C.I.A.). After the war, mother and child returned to Arlington, VA to join with father now working in Washington and on "temporary duty" in spots around the world. Guy was interested and involved in long-distance running, which he continued when the family moved to Northern California in the late 50s. He graduated from Los Altos High School, obtained an Associate of Arts from Foothill Junior College and Transferred to Texas Christian University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree and a commission in the U.S.A.F. While in the military he obtained a Master of Arts from the European Campus of Ball State and upon his retirement from the service completed a Master of Education, from Hardin-Simmons. While in this program he taught undergraduate Psychology, Sociology and Counseling at local colleges as well as writing a book on the assessment and treatment of Attention Deficit Disorder. He was then employed by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (Texas Prison System) to write treatment programs for inmates with addictions and later as an Associate Clinical Psychologist. He retired early to care for his disabled mother upon the passing of his father. He and his wife have two grown children and four grandchildren as well as three Pomeranians. All are involved in dog rescue services. He states: "Dogs are God's gift to mankind to teach us about love and loyalty!"

To connect with G.D. Ogan or for more information about G.D. Ogan's vampires, visit:
immortalrelations.blogspot.com
www.amazon.com/author/guyogan
facebook.com/writervampire





2 comments:

Vamp Writer said...

Thanks for having me on your blog today! I'd hoped to be able to answer a question or two but with tax time looming perhaps that is too much to ask. Anyway your site is fabulous and maybe someone will comment in a few days. Thanks again!

Vamp Writer said...

Thanks again for the opportunity to showcase my Paranormal Series! I hope a few took the chance to read a little about each of the books. (-:

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