Eternal Darkness is the latest story by Robert Johns
“I think my girlfriend is a vampire.”
When paranormal investigator, Stephen Lewing, is approached by a university student seeking help with an unusual problem he becomes embroiled in a shadowy organisation of vampire enthusiasts.
Who is Lewing’s strange ally?
And has he bitten off more than he can chew?
Robert Johns answers some questions about his latest offering…
Robert, where did the inspiration for this story come from?
Without a shadow of a doubt, this story is based on my own experiences at university when I joined a vampire enthusiast’s society in order to (covertly) study the reasons why people joined and to observe the activities of its members. It’s fair to say that truth is certainly stranger than fiction!!!
So the main character is based on yourself?
(Laughs) Not quite. Although he shares some similarities with me, Stephen Lewing is not Robert Johns.
Once again, this story is set in Yorkshire. Notably Bradford and Whitby. What are the reasons for this?
Bradford is an amazing city. It is wonderfully diverse and has so much going on that I couldn’t leave it out. I actually spent a few years living in Bradford around the time that I really started to get involved in paranormal research and it has such great memories for me that I felt that by using it as a location I was giving something back to that great city.
Well, if you thought that you were a vampire where would you go to hide in plain sight?
You often leave the odd reference to other stories in all of your work. Can we expect the same in “Eternal Darkness”?
The clues are there. You just have to look for them. But you are right, there are references to my other stories.
And what is the meaning of “Eternal Darkness”?
In the story “Eternal Darkness” is the name of a society of vampire enthusiasts. For regular readers, they may have forged a link to other stories. One of the clues I mentioned.
Anything else to add, Robert?
I hope you enjoy the story. It’s been a long time in the making. If you do, let me know by leaving a review.
“Eternal Darkness” is available to download on Kindle now. To get your copy click here.