Vampire Empress by J.R. Rain,Matthew S. Cox (Vampire for Hire Book 21)
English | 2020 | Paranormal Fantasy | Mystery | ePUB | 2.9 MB
J.R. Rain is the author of 97 books and counting! He lives on an island in the Pacific Northwest, where he’s hard at work on his next novel… and fighting off sparkly vampires.
Matthew S. Cox: Originally from South Amboy NJ, Matthew has been creating science fiction and fantasy worlds for most of his reasoning life. Since 1996, he has developed the “Divergent Fates” world, in which Division Zero, Virtual Immortality, The Awakened Series, The Harmony Paradox, and the Daughter of Mars series take place.
However, as long as we stay in our respective drawers, we can go, say, two lateral dimensions over or two million away from where we were born without suffering crazy side effects.
So this eternity prison sat in the dead space between these ‘folders’ in the third drawer. By means of magic way beyond my understanding, while our physical bodies floated inside tiny prisons, our souls, spirits, ghosts, or consciousness—whatever you want to call it—were shot out across the third dimensional level into other alternate realities. Elizabeth found a way to throw us into worlds quite like ours, which happened to be aligned chronologically with painful or significant moments in the lives of our alternate selves. Time is a constant, but dimensions aren’t necessarily all on the same page.
For example, in one dimension, it’s still 1983 when I was only nine. The Sam there is nine, too.
See, with an infinite number of possible realities, it’s almost guaranteed that some worlds will exist where a highly similar set of circumstances produced a highly similar situation. For example, a woman named Samantha Radiance Sundance married a man named Danny Moon—and weird crappola happened to them—in at least 1,432 separate realities. Elizabeth forced our astral selves to visit these other worlds while our bodies remained locked inside crystal prisons. I’m still not completely sure what her goal was. No, I do know. It was meant to distract us… possibly forever.
And each reality I visited felt an awful lot like some kind of test or video game scenario which I escaped only after taking some action that ‘solved’ the scenario. Once I got the answer correct, my astral self leapt to another world. Since it doesn’t make any sense for Elizabeth to ‘test’ us, my guess is she either wanted to mess with our heads or keep us overwhelmed with grief, fear, panic, or helplessness. Again, forever.
Such a bitch.
Something else I considered. Sitting in an interdimensional prison is undoubtedly a strong risk factor for developing insanity, so she likely had to keep our minds busy. I figure as soon as someone goes insane, they probably can’t be trapped in a dimensional prison… and somehow slip out.