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Carmen Dominique Taxer

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Carmen has been a "writer" for 19 years, but has only recently become what she considers to be an "author," fighting the struggle against her inner demons and writing down the words that want out.

She writes Dark Romance, Horror, Erotica, and what she and her co-author coined as Gaslight Vamp - A look at vampires through a fictional Victorian setting, utilising the fictional city of New Babylon, a city ruled by vampires, or the Lords of Night.

Carmen uses the presence of vampires in a fictional setting to give voice to the struggles and successes of humanity, painting a portrait of the world that is both dark and beautifully highlighted with love conquering death above all else.

Her earlier publications ("Bought in Blood," "The Key," and "Unde
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Carmen Dominique Taxer I wish I had a viable answer for you. Pain is pure. It's a feeling unlike anything else, except maybe for love. And, truthfully, love and pain are the…moreI wish I had a viable answer for you. Pain is pure. It's a feeling unlike anything else, except maybe for love. And, truthfully, love and pain are the same. One sparks the other and vice versa. I think, most people are obsessed with pain, but society doesn't allow them to feel it, and they don't allow themselves that pleasure either. Pain is a beautiful thing. It stirs people to paint with desire and anger, and it makes us write books. Endless words devoted to something we hate and cherish all at the same time.(less)
Carmen Dominique Taxer It's a toss-up between Dmitri and Seth. Whatever series I'm writing, I always manage to entwine one of these two male voices into my writing. I'm…moreIt's a toss-up between Dmitri and Seth. Whatever series I'm writing, I always manage to entwine one of these two male voices into my writing. I'm finding more and more that writing from a female perspective is difficult. I get frustrated by the need to languish in emotion and oftentimes, the female voice leads into a simpering need to be comforted, which my author-brain is starting to perceive as weakness. Instead I want to write about the "weakness" of men. I want to explore how they react to the obstacles stacked against them. Seth is a passion of mine because he is the only character that has remained constant through twenty years of writing. I have folders of writing from my younger days that revolved around him. Dmitri is the exact opposite of a romantic hero in practice, while being one in theory, and I love his dichotomy, as well as his desire to nurture love, in spite of his inability to maintain it.(less)
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“She reached forward and lifted her uncle up into her arms. He was still too weak to resist, and she comforted him with a stroke of her fingers through his greying hair, softly kissing his lips, tasting the blood with a shiver of anticipation, and moving her kisses to his cheek, the line of his jaw, the crook of his neck where his pulse thundered to push the shadowy blood to its destinations.
“Know that, when I do this, I’m doing it, to ease your suffering,” she whispered, lips pressed to his skin, her fangs pressing behind them hungrily.”
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“I know what you’re doing,” he whispered to Raphael, whose movements only became more fervent, and the thought slipped from the boy’s mind so that he became dazed and undone with pleasure, staring up at the ceiling, watching as it blurred and became indistinct, and he felt the rising rush of pleasure, until he cried out in a sharp gasp.
And the pleasure went on and on, as it did, unbearably, until either Raphael took pity on him, or he pushed his Genitor away. Whichever it was, the pleasure that was leaking into pain, stopped, and he was lifted and laid down on the stone, cold and hard under his spine, and Raphael was bent over him, kissing up this time, up to his lips, flicking his tongue at them, and whispering: “Don’t question my love for you. Ever again.”
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“We blended and look to what it has brought us.
I planted lilies on your grave. The rain is already splattering them with dripping dew.
May they last another hundred years, Gerard.
A hundred years of lilies.”
Carmen Dominique Taxer, Blood Expanse

“I cannot express it; but surely you and everybody have a notion that there is or should be an existence of yours beyond you. What were the use of my creation, if I were entirely contained here? My great miseries in this world have been Heathcliff's miseries, and I watched and felt each from the beginning: my great thought in living is himself. If all else perished, and he remained, I should still continue to be; and if all else remained, and he were annihilated, the universe would turn to a mighty stranger: I should not seem a part of it. My love for Linton is like the foliage in the woods: time will change it, I'm well aware, as winter changes the trees. My love for Heathcliff resembles the eternal rocks beneath: a source of little visible delight, but necessary. Nelly, I am Heathcliff! He's always, always in my mind: not as a pleasure, any more than I am always a pleasure to myself, but as my own being.”
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“The night is the hardest time to be alive and 4am knows all my secrets.”
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“Yes: I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.”
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“I see now that the path I choose through the maze makes me what I am. I am not only a thing, but also a way of being—one of many ways—and knowing the paths I have followed and the ones left to take will help me understand what I am becoming.”
Daniel Keyes, Flowers for Algernon

“I´ve always wanted him to love me the way I loved him. He did love me, I know he did. Just not the way I wanted him to.

"And it´s so different for a lot of people I´ve known. One partner doesn´t love the other enough to stop drinking, or gambling, or running around with other women. One is the giver and one is the taker. The giver wishes the taker would stop."

"But the taker never changes," Luke says, though he wonders if this is always the case.

"Sometimes the giver has to let go, but sometimes you don´t. You can´t. I couldn´t give up on Jonathan. I seemed to be able to forgive him anything.”
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