On the Soul of a Vampire

ABOUT Krisi Keley

Krisi Keley
Krisi Keley was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and now lives in Chester County with her family and eight dogs. "On the Soul of a Vampire" is her first novel and is Book One in a planned series. A writer and artist with a degree in Theology and education in foreign and classic More...


For some it takes a lifetime to discover their raison d'être. Imagine searching for eight centuries. In 1997 Philadelphia, 800 year old vampire Valéry Castellane comes face to face with his reason to be, in the person of Angelina Lacroix, a young mortal woman whose understanding of immortality is about to change all he's known as truth and which will take him, and his readers, on a journey into the human soul. Discovering a mortal who not only senses his presence, but also somehow knows his name, Valéry becomes obsessed with solving the mystery of how this might be. Confronting the girl, after learning she has knowledge of his entire existence, he is stunned and frustrated when Angelina seems more intent on convincing him that he's not the soulless monster of myth than she is with providing an explanation. Unable to take her life or give her immortality, Valéry embarks on a journey with Angelina that doesn't only take them from Philadelphia to his childhood home in the Provençal Alps, but on a journey into his greatest hopes and dreams, fears and disappointments, and into the strange and frightening past that shaped him. A novel about faltering faith and never-ending hope, On the Soul of a Vampire will not only alter everything you think you know about vampires, it will change the way you see your very soul.

Some praise for On the Soul of a Vampire:

"Rarely do I pick up a "vampire novel" and find something new, and with On the Soul of a Vampire, this is exactly what happened...  Read it, believe it, experience the life of a vampire like you never have before. "

"On the Soul of a Vampire is a heartrending, surprisingly enlightening tale.   ...As such, it stands as a solid, welcome counterbalance to the overhyped vampiric fluff currently celebrated all throughout pop culture. An enriching, thoroughly rewarding read."

"On the Soul of a Vampire is a chalice of spirited crimson to savor across the palate... a refreshing bite out of the undead lore."

"Thought provoking, stylish and intensely emotional..."

"On the Soul of a Vampire is a beautifully written novel from start to finish with poetic prose..."

"I have read many vampire books--from teens lusting after vamps to the original "vamp in bat form visiting the lovely damsel in the dark of night"--but none has impressed me like this one..."

"...wait until you find out what the author has in store for you! Her well thought and intricately planned ideas are fresh and exciting."

"Love the unlovable, forgive the unforgivable... this novel has the distinct and original voice of a fine new writer. Keep your eye on Krisi Keley as you will be hearing from her again..."

"To find an apt comparison, I had to go back to the vampires of my young adult years, Louis and Lestat. This author succeeds much as Anne Rice did, in providing us with complex characters who struggle with concerns ranging from the mundane to the spiritual. I don't think I have read a book since then that so deftly interweaves the supernatural with questions of faith."