In Gavin Moxley's world, there is no thin line between right and wrong. In a personal crusade to help sever a line of disease carried by a clan of vampires; Gavin has no choice to be ruthless. The Vampires are purposely infecting the human population…waiting for humans to actively pass it on to each other. Gavin takes no chances and executes them one by one. Not strong or powerful, finding humans before they turn into full vampires is ideal and Gavin’s best bet. Yes, this is Gavin’s life… …And nothing ever changes it until a young half breed vampire with special abilities, Solstice, attaches and makes herself a fixture in his life when she asks for his help and protection and when a reluctant Gavin agrees he joins a dangerous game of cat and mouse. There is no safe place and the pair are constantly watching their backs. Torn between his hate and his love for Solstice Gavin is thrown into a moral dilemma that only he can figure out but two things are clear… His faith and Humanity are being tested and the past is not always forgotten.
Solstice Excerpt #1
The sun had already set at around six in the evening, when the party was over. It was getting close to winter and the days had begun getting shorter. She kissed her friend on the cheek and smiled at him while waving “goodbye”. She left Leonard’s apartment that sat above a quiet antique shop in the downtown area of Spartanburg. Despite the tranquility, she felt uneasy to be walking around the neighborhood so late at night
The moon broke through the clouds to light up the one lone skyscraper that towered over an array of government buildings. Little else of any significance occupied the district, apart from a few restaurants, a cheap hot-dog stand that was known for great food but bad digestive results, and a drive-through burger bar where the “rich kids” hung out. There was a certain sense of home a while back, maybe ten years ago, but now there was nothing but fear that plagues the streets. Just like any downtown area, there is always the fear in the back of your mind. Fear that you may get mugged or shot were the thoughts our lady had. This was all due to the television of course.
Confined in an old plantation home with Vampires lying in wait Gavin and Solstice are forced to wait them out until sunrise that is perilously approaching. Unbeknownst to them the remnants of the house are even more terrifying than what is lying in wait outside. Solstice is coming into her own and her feelings for Gavin begin to come to light. Gavin is stuck in the memories of his deceased family, but the apparition he sees that resembles his dead daughter doesn’t help. Lying in wait to escape at the first chance possible, will they make it through the vampires and the supernatural creatures that have inhabited the home for a very long time? “Equinox” ups the ante in the Solstice trilogy, and no one involved will come out the same.
Equinox Excerpt #1
He took a deep breath and answered, “They’re not coming in. Something about this place keeps them in their place and out there. That’s the best we are going to get at this point and we are quite lucky for that. Sit down and relax and do that thing you do where you know shit about the situation.” Solstice threw her hip out and put her hand on it.
Solstice felt like a circus magician or even one of those carnie freaks that she heard about. That’s what one of her prostitute “care-takers” called her. She didn’t know what it meant at the time but as the days went by and her “abilities” got stronger, she figured it out. Solstice wanted to yell as well but held back because she knew Gavin was trying to hold back his. She figured it was probably for the best and that he was actually right for a change. What Solstice didn’t know was the brief moment of terror Gavin had earlier by himself while sitting down.
About the Author
Currently living in Cincinnati, OH with his wife (and fellow author Brandy Michelle) and their daughter. Bryan W. Dull goes leaps and bounds to get away from the norm and be his own person; with himself and his writing. Since middle school he has always known what he was good at: entertaining and telling stories. He has been consistently writing and coming up with plots for the last twenty years, but just recently decided to share one with the world. His first novel, "Solstice" is a vampire book inspired by his daughter and noir literature. Born in Anderson, IN, Bryan has also lived in Ohio, Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina (where "Solstice" is based). Being a lover of all things art and pop culture "nerdism"; his interests lie in film, television, comics, games, anime, and books. For a short while, Bryan dabbled in voice acting work only to shift his focus to his family and writing. His favorite authors include; Chuck Palahniuk, Robert Kirkman, Clive Barker, Ernest Cline, and Neil Gaiman.