Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Author Chloe Hammond Announces New Fantasy Fiction Novel Release, 'Darkly Dreaming'

Reminiscent of 'Interview with a Vampire', 'Being Human', and 'Byzantium', 'Darkly Dreaming' sets a new standard for fantasy fiction novels in the vampire genre

Author Chloe Hammond has announced the release of her latest fantasy fiction novel, 'Darkly Dreaming'. Reminiscent of 'Interview with a Vampire', 'Being Human', and 'Byzantium', 'Darkly Dreaming' is dark fantasy literature. Quirky, witty and vicious, it seems like any other self-discovery novel until the heroines, Rae and Layla, meet a darker future when they are infected with the vampire virus.

These vampires are not the undead, instead an ancient virus has caused a complete metamorphosis so they have evolved into more physically sophisticated beings, each with their own special gift. They can only feed on blood, and animal blood, while tasting vile, suffices. However vampires don’t dream, and human blood not only tastes sublime, it offers a narcotic escape into their victim’s memories. Who could resist?

Written in 'Honolulu Heights', the 'Being Human' house, 'Darkly Dreaming' explores the themes of friendship, self, and being true to who you really are, no matter what the temptations. A tale of heartbreak, battles to defend the weak, and the sort of daft mistakes only Rae could make.

‘’Conceived in nightmares, and wrought from despair.’ I describe Darkly Dreaming like this because anxiety and depression had caused vicious nightmares and insomnia and I could have crumbled, letting them take over my life, Hammond stated. "Instead I used the nightmare scenes and the extra time insomnia granted, and wrote the book I’d wanted to write since I was seven."

Reviewers have praised 'Darkly Dreaming'. One stated, "Darkly Dreaming has reignited my passion for this genre. A clever and original plot carries the story with lots of romantic tension and heat to keep the pages turning.  For anyone looking for something refreshingly original and this genre I would certainly recommend."  Another stated, "I found it utterly captivating." Another said, "I couldn't put the book down."

Chloe Hammond is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by e-mail at books2@chloehammondauthor.com . 'Darkly Dreaming' is available at Amazon and other online book retailers.  More information, including a free download of a sample from the book, is available at Hammond's web site at http://www.ChloeHammondAuthor.com.


Chloe Hammond was born in Liverpool in 1975 and grew up in West Wales, but now lives in Barry in South Wales. Darkly Dreaming is her premier novel. She is working on two more for this series. Chloe appears in two Cake and Quill charity anthologies.


Chloe Hammond