Beyond the Threshold of Death

General Fiction, Mystery & Thrillers

By Erika Knudsen

Publisher : Eris Publishing

ABOUT Erika Knudsen

Erika Knudsen
The Vampire genre has always been a great love of mine and my passion for the topic is what led me to write my first novel.  I am a paranormal author who early on in my writing career decided to publish independently.   The idea of having full creative control of my work was appeal More...


In a weakened state, fearful for herself and for all vampires, Deirdra is eerily aware that an unknown being has been released. Wishing for simpler times, Deirdra is drawn back into her memories of when she was so young and naive. Remembering clearly her youth in Ireland, 1795, Deirdra recalls how the gift of immortality had been bestowed upon her...
Ailing from an unknown illness, her health deteriorating rapidly, her father fearing for his daughter's health, unknowingly hires a vampire named Mylana to care for her. Instantly, a friendship blossoms between the two women. Seeing the pain Deirdra is in, Mylana offers her immortality, of which she accepts...
Now almost two centuries later, Deirdra finds herself in the middle of an unearthly upheaval. Events waged over a millennia beforehand have reawakened the fury of an ancient Blood God, whose objectives involve the complete obliteration of the vampire race.
The author presents an interesting new twist to the macabre world of vampires.  This strange dark world of the living dead had been traditionally seen as one of the ultimate horrors, as portrayed by Dracula, the unfeeling monster who fed upon the blood of his innocent victims.
Erika Knudsen, however, portrays the world of vampires in a different light. While not denying that they are basically evil, she portrays them as having feelings of love and caring for one another and for selected mortals. This work is well written and shows the author had spent a lot of time and research in this genre.  She had demonstrated great ability in creating an interesting plot line as we follow Deirdra's decision to join this ghoulish world of the living dead, then wrestle with her conscience to deal with what is required for survival as a creature of the night.
It is a novel well worth reading for those of you who enjoy or are curious about this particular genre.
Eric J. Brown
Magnolia Press

There is a strange magical quality to her writing style ~ spell binding, mesmerizing,captivating and mystifying.  With glorious imagination and a keen perception, she weaves a mythical tale that keeps the reader riveted and begging for more... This promising and gifted new author is certian to prosper as she climbs the literary ladder  to success.
Night Shade 'Zine

 ...I read your with with much interest.  Your idea of making the vampires somewhat vulnerable gave a nice twist to the story...
J.D. Mis
Peppercorn Press INC.

Readers Reviews:

The first one grabbed my attention, the second one surpassed my expectations!  I loved it!
T. Himmelsbach

Erika's beautiful prose lures you through every chapter and leaves you wanting more... Delicious through to the last drop!
Tina S.

...I met her this afternoon at Chapters in West Edmonton Mall... and I can't express how glad I am to have picked up Beyond the threshold of death and Resurrected. I couldn't put them down on my ride home, they're so good!
Chelsey G.