Tell us a bit about Morgan D’Arcy: A Vampyre Rhapsody. Rhapsody is a collection of short vampire fiction, told in first person by Yours Truly. Each story gives a glimpse of a different period in my life, spanning the years from the late 1900s to today. They are love stories. I loved each of them in my own way—and still do. Time waits for no man.
A short bit about each story is the following:
Devil’s Waltz: “At times, Amber looked as if she’d dissect me, given the chance.“
Night Moves: “Beware those who walk the Battery late at night. That stately old mansion with its face turned away from the sea, the beautiful one with a Greek portico, has dark secrets.”
Sunrise, Sunset: “Each of us, at some time, wishes to stand naked in passion’s temple and face deepest, darkest desire—to be an innocent victim to lust.”
Intermezzo: “The DBS wasn’t the most comfortable place to have sex, but it could be done.”
What made you choose the piano for a profession/career? When you live as long as I have, boredom is a constant danger. “Boredom had caught me at the bottom of a bleak winter evening, and boredom in my hands was a time bomb that would explode. The question was merely where and when.” (Sunrise, Sunset). I’d always loved the piano, and in self-defense I turned to a remedy that has become my rescue over the years. Playing and learning is easy for me, and I began performing. The rest, as they say, is history, but I love what I do and enjoy giving people pleasure.
Knowing what you know now, if you had it to do over again, would you stick with being a pianist or do something different? When the years take away this persona, and I must become another person, I shall miss the piano. I have never regretted my decision.
What is your biggest fear? That the woman I love will reject me, and I shall wander eternity never having found that one in a million selfless emotion…true love.
Who is your favorite fictional character and why? My co-star and sometimes villain, Lucien St. Albans, would be angry if I didn’t say, “Oh, Lucien, of course. He’s a very complex character, and a powerful man not only because he is Chief Councilor of Les Elus, the ruling body of the Vampyre. Ladies, he is tall, dark, and handsome with a Latin accent in the purest definition, as in Ancient Rome.
What is the best piece of advice you ever received? ‘Stay away from that woman. She’ll be your downfall.’ This was an attempt to save my mortal life, but I was mesmerized by Dominique du Montcleare, my vampire mother. Had I listened—I’d be dust in my grave.
We thank Morgan for spending time with us.
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